Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:47 am
Brewers already have sold 1 million tickets for 2012
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that the club has reached 1 million tickets sold for the 2012 season, the earliest date in franchise history that the milestone has been reached.
The previous record for the fastest to 1 million came nearly one full month later, occurring on Jan. 19 in 2009 and 2011.
“With the Brewers coming off of the division championship, fans have responded in record numbers as we head into the New Year,” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers chief operating officer. "With more than 3 million in attendance in three of the last four years, the fan support has been off the charts. We appreciate their enthusiasm as they help create what we all believe is the best home-field advantage in all of baseball."
Packer expand stock offering
Capitalizing on the strong public response to their latest stock offering, the Green Bay Packers are expanding the offering by an additional 30,000 shares.
In the team’s fifth stock offering, fans bought nearly 250,000 shares. The expansion will bring the total shares of the offering to be sold to 280,000.
The shares are priced at $250.
The Packers’ offering will continue until Feb. 29 or end sooner if the maximum number of shares are sold. No one may buy more than 200 shares.
Proceeds will be applied toward a portion of the costs of expanding the team’s Lambeau Field, a $143 million project that includes 6,700 seats and new video boards and will be complete for the 2013 season. Other financing components include a traditional loan and possible NFL funding.
“The support from our fans has been outstanding and we appreciate their enthusiasm,” said Packers president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy. “We continue to receive interest in the offering, and this increase in the number of available shares will help ensure that we are able to accommodate all those who want to become shareholders.”
For additional information, visit www.packers.com.
Historical society digitizes historic holiday greeting cards
The Wisconsin Historical Society has released a digital archive of more than 50 cards from its holiday greeting card collection which dates back as far as 1845. The collection, which features a significant number of rare cards, will be accessible for viewing online.
The Wisconsin Historical Society launched its Forward! Campaign in 2010. In addition to update existing buildings, a major goal of the campaign is to digitize its vast collection of historic documents and increase the use of technology within the organization. Making the holiday greeting card collection viewable online is a part of that initiative.
Beginning December 19, the collection will be available online here.
M&I’s holiday display still a tradition for the community
M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group, has opened its annual Holiday Display. This year’s theme is ‘It’s Toy Time at the North Pole,’ and features more than 150 life-sized costumed animals including lions, kangaroos, penguins, monkeys and bears. The animals are dressed as North Pole toy makers.
For each visitor, M&I, now BMO Harris Bank, will contribute $5 to Hunger Task Force to help in the organization’s efforts to prevent hunger and malnutrition.
“Visiting the holiday display has become a tradition for many families so we wanted to enhance the overall experience by letting those who attend know that their visit will directly help those in need of food and nutrition,” said Brad Chapin, executive vice president, personal banking at BMO Harris Bank.
The lobby display is free and open to the public.
"BMO has come up with such a nice way to help the community, reminding visitors to be thankful and in return helping those who may not be feeling as blessed this time of year," said Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force.
M&I’s Holiday Display, located in the lobby of the M&I location at 770 N. Water St., will be open until Monday, Jan. 2. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. On weekends, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, the display will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lobby will be closed after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24; and at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2.