Biz Notes

Milwaukee Ballet

The Milwaukee Ballet has been selected to receive a $20,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support its production of “Mirror Mirror” this May. Art Works grants help fund art projects that incorporate public engagement and lifelong learning as well as add to the vibrancy of communities across the country.

The NEA awards these grants through an application process. “Mirror Mirror,” which was choreographed by Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink, is loosely based on the iconic tale of “Snow White.” The Milwaukee Ballet will bring the production to life May 15-18 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

MSI Data

MSI Data, which specializes in field workforce automation software, recently expanded its Mequon headquarters after growing its staff from 20 to 45 in the past 18 months. The company has added 2,700 square feet of production space, and the facility now measures about 9,000 square feet total. The extra space can accommodate about 20 additional employees. MSI Data credits its growth to continued market demand for its suite of field workforce management applications.

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers plan to open a marketing and corporate sales office in Milwaukee this spring to better serve the team’s corporate partners in southeastern Wisconsin and gain new partners in the region. About 20 percent of the Packers’ corporate partners are based in southeastern Wisconsin, according to the team, and the new office has been in discussion for more than a year. Previously, all business and administrative operations were facilitated out of Lambeau Field. To open the new office, the Packers will lease space to be refurbished within the MillerCoors corporate headquarters on Highland Avenue. The office will primarily be staffed by three individuals and, upon opening, will host open houses for current and potential partners.

Associated Bank

Green Bay-based Associated Bank is adding to its mobile banking and payment capabilities with expanded smartphone options and the introduction of a tablet banking app through Mobiliti from Brookfield-based Fiserv Inc. With a mobile remote deposit capture, branded by the bank as Associated SnapDeposit, bank customers can deposit checks by snapping photos with their smartphone cameras. Another new capability, known as Popmoney, allows customers to initiate and accept person-to-person payments directly from their smartphones. Each feature is also accessible through the bank’s new tablet app. The new technology was implemented in response to customers’ desire to conduct more banking activities using smartphones and tablets, according to Associated Bank.

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