Monday, April 19, 2010
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Midwest Airlines to Change Name
The Midwest Airlines name will cease to exist after its merger with sister carrier, Frontier Airlines, is complete. Also changing will be the name of Milwaukee’s largest convention center, which will go from "The Midwest Airlines Center" to the "Frontier Airlines Center". Denver-based Frontier has planes that are recognizable by their tail-fin “spokesanimals,” as a result of the merger, a badger will be added to the group of animals that appears on planes. Despite the name change, however, Midwest's signature warm chocolate chip cookies will remain part of passengers' flying experience. All changes should be complete within 18 months.
Rayovac Returning to Madison
Rayovac (now Spectrum Brands, Inc.) is coming back to Madison, Wis. Spectrum Brands, which left the area for Atlanta in 2004, announced it will return its corporate headquarters to Madison, where it had been a fixture in the business community for over 100 years. At the same time, Dave Lumley, who had been serving as the top executive locally, has been named the CEO of Spectrum Brands.
Robert W. Baird & Co. Opens Portland Office
Milwaukee-based Robert W. Baird & Co. announced it will open a Portland, Ore. office, its first in the Pacific Northwest.