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Marty Brooks

Marty Brooks, CEO of the Wisconsin Center District.

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Wisconsin Center District Institutes Temporary Layoffs
Press Release

Wisconsin Center District Institutes Temporary Layoffs

Cost-saving measure taken in response to loss of business due to COVID-19

State Fair Park Selected for Overflow Care Facility

State Fair Park Selected for Overflow Care Facility

Exposition Center will house extra hospital beds. Local leaders requesting state and federal government act quickly.

Convention Center, State Fair Park Could Become 1,200 Bed Facilities

Convention Center, State Fair Park Could Become 1,200 Bed Facilities

"Alternative care sites" could be operated by federal government.

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

"I consider this extremely good news," says Mayor. Democratic Party remains committed to Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Convention Center District Authorizes $420 Million Expansion, Raises Hotel Tax
Eyes on Milwaukee

Convention Center District Authorizes $420 Million Expansion, Raises Hotel Tax

District still aiming for 2023 opening even though bonds can't be sold.

State Has 1,221 COVID-19 Cases, Exploring Field Hospital Locations

State Has 1,221 COVID-19 Cases, Exploring Field Hospital Locations

State says data on hospitalization coming soon.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wisconsin Center Faces 50% Revenue Cut
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wisconsin Center Faces 50% Revenue Cut

But CEO Marty Brooks still pushing to expand center, issue bonds during pandemic.

Plats and Parcels: City Could Get Cash From Convention Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

City Could Get Cash From Convention Center Expansion

Wisconsin Center District still pushing for expansion even though it can't sell bonds.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Convention Expansion?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Convention Expansion?

9-4 vote seeks to prevent convention center expansion during pandemic.

Plats and Parcels: Convention Center Expansion Paused
Plats and Parcels

Convention Center Expansion Paused

Market uncertainty will prevent necessary bond sale to finance Wisconsin Center expansion.

Plats and Parcels: 11 Key Details About the Convention Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

11 Key Details About the Convention Center Expansion

Plus: Rite-Hite moving to city, Mitchell Street mystery, Lower East Side projects still alive.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Wants $5 Million of Hotel Tax Per Year
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Wants $5 Million of Hotel Tax Per Year

Council may rescind support for convention center expansion without its historic cut of tax restored.

Plats and Parcels: UWM Gets Okay to Partially Demolish Columbia Hospital
Plats and Parcels

UWM Gets Okay to Partially Demolish Columbia Hospital

Plus: Council could delay convention center expansion, MSOE expanding nursing facilities.

Wisconsin Center District Announces $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
Press Release

Wisconsin Center District Announces $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

New Standard Effective July 1, 2020

Plats and Parcels: Goll Mansion Site for Sale
Plats and Parcels

Goll Mansion Site for Sale

Plus: A full week of real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Okays Convention Center Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Okays Convention Center Expansion

Cost of $300 to $375 million. Murphy questions whether it will fill more hotel rooms.

Wisconsin Center Expansion Project Receives Milwaukee Common Council approval  to receive moral obligation bonds from the state
Plats and Parcels: Gilbane, CD Smith Will Build Wisconsin Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

Gilbane, CD Smith Will Build Wisconsin Center Expansion

Plus: State's first Tesla showroom, architecture firm mulls expansion, Pabst Mansion demolishing house

Wisconsin Center District Announces Construction Manager for Wisconsin Center Expansion
Convention Center Moves Forward

Convention Center Moves Forward

District board hires Atlanta-based architectural firm for $300 million project.

Wisconsin Center District Announces Architectural Team for Wisconsin Center Expansion
Press Release

Wisconsin Center District Announces Architectural Team for Wisconsin Center Expansion

International Firm tvsdesign and Milwaukee-Based Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) Selected

VISIT Milwaukee names Peggy Williams-Smith as new President & CEO
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VISIT Milwaukee names Peggy Williams-Smith as new President & CEO

Local leader poised to start November 18, 2019

Plats and Parcels: Timber Tower Grows Taller
Plats and Parcels

Timber Tower Grows Taller

Plus: Convention center expansion advances, MSO moves 631-ton wall, Brewers invest in The Avenue

Convention Center Expansion Advances

Convention Center Expansion Advances

No new taxes used, with grand opening planned for 2023.

Wisconsin Center District Board Unanimously Passes Resolution Regarding Exposition Center Expansion
Press Release

Wisconsin Center District Board Unanimously Passes Resolution Regarding Exposition Center Expansion

A broad estimate of the timeline for the project was also introduced.

JoAnne Sabir Appointed to Wisconsin Center District Board
Press Release

JoAnne Sabir Appointed to Wisconsin Center District Board

Sabir’s appointment was made by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Inaugural Wisconsin Comic Con comes to Milwaukee
Press Release

Inaugural Wisconsin Comic Con comes to Milwaukee

Wisconsin Center hosts the convention June 28-30

Wisconsin Center District Updates Timeline for Completion of the Wisconsin Center
Press Release

Wisconsin Center District Updates Timeline for Completion of the Wisconsin Center

The WCD funding subcommittee has reviewed the submissions and has identified Morgan Stanley as the lead investment banking firm for the potential debt offering.

Evers Budget Overlooks Convention Center

Evers Budget Overlooks Convention Center

Wisconsin Center District plans downtown expansion by 2020, still hopes for state funding.

Wisconsin Center District Names Sarah Maio Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Press Release

Wisconsin Center District Names Sarah Maio Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Maio has been with the WCD for the past three years as director of marketing.

Abele, Lipscomb Announce Membership of Fair Deal Workgroup
Press Release

Abele, Lipscomb Announce Membership of Fair Deal Workgroup

Group includes diverse representation from community leaders seeking to recommend intergovernmental solutions to County funding challenges

Wisconsin Center District Names Megan Seppmann Vice President of Sales
Press Release

Wisconsin Center District Names Megan Seppmann Vice President of Sales

"I am looking forward to bringing stakeholders together to make the best possible growth decisions for the WCD and its superb facilities."

James Kanter Elected Chairman of the Wisconsin Center District Board
Press Release

James Kanter Elected Chairman of the Wisconsin Center District Board

Kanter was uncontested and the vote was unanimous by the 17-member board.

Wisconsin Center District Announces New Board
Press Release

Wisconsin Center District Announces New Board

The board will hold its first meeting on Friday, September 21 at the Wisconsin Center.

Wisconsin Center District Announces Substantial Completion of Fiserv Forum
Press Release

Wisconsin Center District Announces Substantial Completion of Fiserv Forum

Submission of Documents Signifies Authorization for Full Occupancy

Mad Hot Ballroom Teaches Dance, Life Lessons To Students

Mad Hot Ballroom Teaches Dance, Life Lessons To Students

1,000 students took to the dance floor to show off their best moves.

UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Announced as New Home of Danceworks Mad Hot Competition
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UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Announced as New Home of Danceworks Mad Hot Competition

d as New Home of Danceworks Mad Hot Competition