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js online12.14.17 - 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes: Vince Shiely partner, Lubar & Co.

The following are the ideas presented by Vince Shiely, at partner at Lubar & Co., at the BizTimes Media 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes event:
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js online12.7.17 - Area business leaders share success strategies at 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes event

Forming trustworthy relationships, making mistakes and maintaining integrity were some of the many key themes woven into 90 concepts shared by Milwaukee-area business and nonprofit organization leaders today at the BizTimes Media 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes event.
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js online10.17.17 - Marquette Law School to launch Lubar Center with first look at new Milwaukee Area Project

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, and former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will be among the featured guests as Marquette Law School formally launches the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education with a conference on Tuesday, Oct. 24, beginning at 8:15 a.m.
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js online06.06.17 - Scale Up Milwaukee Celebration of Growth Honors Lubar for Innovator of the Year

On Tuesday June 6 Scale up Milwaukee hosted their annual Celebration of Growth, which was also proclaimed Scale Up Milwaukee Day by the City of Milwaukee and Mayor Tom Barrett. Lubar received the Innovator of the Year Award.
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js online04.25.17 – Lubars give $5.5 million to Marquette Law School for public policy center

The Marquette University Law School on Tuesday announced the creation of a new public policy research institution funded by a $5.5 million contribution from Milwaukee investor and philanthropist Sheldon Lubar and his wife Marianne.
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BizTimes03.06.17 – Zero Zone keeps cool under regulatory, competitive pressures

Zero Zone recently completed a new technology center that helps show off its line of door and open cases.
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Milwaukee Business Journal11.04.16 – BizStarts honors Marcus family, Shel Lubar, Nancy Hernandez

Steve, Greg and David Marcus, along with Milwaukee financial executive Shel Lubar and Milwaukee marketing executive Nancy Hernandez, were honored this week by BizStarts, a Milwaukee agency supporting early-stage firms.
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BizTimes11.03.16 – Entrepreneur Hall of Fame to be installed at Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship

Milwaukee-based entrepreneurship assistance organization BizStarts has chosen the location for its Entrepreneur Hall of Fame—the Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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BizStarts10.21.16 – Lubar Honored with Inspirational Entrepreneur Recognition

Shel Lubar to be recognized for his outstanding leadership and support as 2016 honoree at this year’s BizStarts Inspirational Entrepreneur Awards, Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
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BizStarts10.05.16 – Vince Shiely to speak at 2016 Schenck M&A forum

Vince Shiely will be one of the speakers at Schenck's annual Mergers and Acquisitions forum held at the Lambeau Field atrium.
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Milwaukee Business Journal9.29.16 – Vince Shiely represents Lubar & Co. at 2016 Milwaukee Business Journal private equity roundtable

Vince Shiely took part in a Milwaukee Business Journal private equity roundtable held on September 13th.
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Rockland Flooring Logo9.23.16 – Rockland Flooring Wins Prestigious Platinum Supplier Award at Wabash National

Wabash National Corporation recognized Rockland Flooring during its annual Supplier Conference.
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Badger Herald Logo11.24.15 – Lubars Donate $7 Million to Expand Computer Sciences at UW-Madison

At a time when popularity and demand for computer science is rapidly growing, these funds will help the department adjust to the increased role this field will play in the 21st century.
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Gift Bolsters UW-Madison Computer Science Department11.20.15 – Lubars’ Gift Bolsters UW-Madison Computer Science Department

Sheldon and Marianne Lubar’s $7 million gift bolsters one of the nation's top computer science departments, and its second-oldest, having been founded in 1964.
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Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship8.24.15 – Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship aims to complement Milwaukee startup community

Center looks to improve the success rate of small businesses in Milwaukee and shed its image as a low-ranked city for startups.
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lubar donation7.30.15 – Lubars give $10 million for UWM entrepreneurship center

A $10 million gift from Milwaukee philanthropists Sheldon and Marianne Lubar will help the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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zero zone6.13.15 – Crystal Merchandiser Video Testimonial

Why Holiday Market Chose the Zero Zone Crystal Merchandiser
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Lake Express6.11.15 – Meet the Masters launch a great success

Shel Lubar gave the inaugural talk for Scale Up Milwaukee's new Meet the Masters program.
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Lake Express4.27.15 – Lake Express Ferry promotion garners 700 bike donations

About 700 donated bikes are sitting at the terminal of the Lake Express Ferry, thanks to a campaign last week to raise awareness on "green" travel by two Milwaukee groups.
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Lake Express4.26.15 – Lake Express offseason passenger cabin enhancements

Gearing up for another season, the Lake Express has some great new things to show off, including a redesigned paint scheme, carpeting upgrades, refurbished bathrooms and 250 new seats.
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js online10.2.14 – $3 million Lubar gift endows UW Law School chair

A $3 million gift from University of Wisconsin-Madison supporters Sheldon and Marianne Lubar will create a unique opportunity to endow a Law School chair that will competitively rotate among faculty members to support research in a variety of areas.
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WUWM7.3.14 – Sheldon Lubar On Milwaukee: Then, Now, and The Future

Mitch Teich of WUWM spoke with Sheldon Lubar in the latest in a series of interviews at the University Club of Milwaukee.
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Chem Design - Business-of-the-Year 20145.20.14 – ChemDesign recognized as 2014 Business of the Year

Lubar & Co. portfolio company ChemDesign has been recognized as the 2014 Michigan Works! Business of the Year by the Marinette Menominee Chamber of Commerce.
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Bravo! Lifetime Achievement Award - Speech11.1.13 – M Magazine names Lubar a Game Changer

An interest in art led Madeline Kelly Lubar to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design board of trustees, where she immediately began making an impact.
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Bravo! Lifetime Achievement Award - Speech4.29.13 – Experts predict robust M&A market

Milwaukee-based private investment firm Lubar & Company had a busy 2012 and expects the same for 2013, said partner Vince Shiely, also a panelist at the M&A.
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ChemDesign2.11.13 – Round Two Begins

ChemDesign, Lubar mentioned in CE&N article about the trend of private equity investment in custom chemicals.
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js online2.2.13 – County government reform is Sheldon Lubar's passion

Spend 90 minutes sitting with Sheldon Lubar in his 12th-floor office overlooking Water St. near Wisconsin Ave., and you're liable to talk about most anything.
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business journal11.27.12 – American Pasteurization processing plant running ahead of schedule

The new American Pasteurization Co. plant in Sacramento, Calif., has opened ahead of schedule.
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chem design award11.12.12 – ChemDesign Receives Second National Performance Improvement Honor

ChemDesign of Marinette, Wisconsin, has received a Silver National Performance Improvement Honor from SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates).
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American Pasteurization expands8.17.12 – American Pasteurization expands

American Pasteurization Co. plans to open a Sacramento, Calif., facility by the end of the year, its first plant outside Milwaukee.
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Bravo! Lifetime Achievement Award - Speech7.11.12 – Former CEO of Froedtert Health joins ERDMAN board

William Petasnick, who recently retired as president and CEO of Froedtert Health System in Milwaukee, is joining the board of directors of ERDMAN, which specializes in health care consulting, facility planning, development, design and construction. Erdman was acquired in April by Lubar & Co.
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Bravo! Lifetime Achievement Award - Speech5.18.12 – A call for civility in Wisconsin

Sheldon Lubar, founder and chairman of Lubar & Co., in Milwaukee, received the BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday.
Lubar gave a rousing acceptance speech at the luncheon, and he received a standing ovation.
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Bravo! Lifetime Achievement Award5.14.12 – The Art of Professional Ownership®

Sheldon Lubar is Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
The 2012 BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Sheldon Lubar, founder and chairman of Lubar & Co. in Milwaukee.
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Bravo! Lifetime Achievement Award4.11.12 – Lubar to receive Bravo! Lifetime Achievement Award

Sheldon Lubar will receive the BizTimes' Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes the best traits of entrepreneurship, including willingness to take risk, drive and perseverance, etc.
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Civid Leader Sheldon Lubar12.19.11 – The Hot Seat, Special Report

In Milwaukee Magazine, Sheldon Lubar stresses the need for strong, risk-taking regional leadership.
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Senator Kohl Speaks at APC8.15.11 - Senator Kohl Visits Company Focused on Food Safety

U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl visited a Milwaukee company Monday that specializes in keeping food safe.

Kohl is a big backer of facilities such as American Pasteurization Co. and recently helped pass a new act to modernize food safety.
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Lubar & Co. shows confidence in American Pasteurization6.24.11 - Lubar & Co. shows confidence in American Pasteurization

American Pasteurization Co. has set its sights on expanding — throughout the Midwest, as well as to the West Coast and the Southeast — now that Lubar & Co., a Milwaukee private investment firm, has taken an ownership stake in the company.
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Vince Shiely Join Lubar3.1.11 - Financial Services Industry People in the News

Lubar & Co., a Milwaukee-based private investment firm, has named Vince Shiely as partner. The addition of Shiely will enhance the management and operational capabilities of Lubar & Co. which has been successfully investing in a wide range of private businesses for the past 40 years.
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Latest Press Releases

May 05, 2017
Lubar & Co. is Moving!
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March 14, 2017
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants Lubar & Co. a registered trademark for Professional Ownership®.
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November 22, 2016
Rockland Flooring Receives New Patent for Composite Reinforced Trailer Flooring
Rockland Flooring was granted a United States Patent for the production of wood flooring with reinforced thermoplastic underlay. Read More »

November 14, 2016
SOCMA Announces 2016 Performance Improvement Award Winners
ChemDesign is the recipient of SOCMA's 2016 Educational Outreach Award. Read More »

October 5, 2016
ERDMAN Award for Major Surgical Suite Expansion Project
ERDMAN recently received a National Award of Merit in the Healthcare Facilities category. Read More »

September 13, 2016
Scott Nugent joins ERDMAN as Project Executive
ERDMAN announced the recent addition of Scott Nugent, Project Executive. Read More »

September 2, 2016
Adaptive Reuse Award Presented to ERDMAN for Innovative Urban Clinic Project
The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo recently presented ERDMAN a Symposium Distinction Award in the Adaptive Reuse category. Read More »

June 1, 2015
ChemDesign and Austin Chemical Company, Inc. Announce Collaboration
ChemDesign and Austin Chemical Company, Inc. announce a collaboration to expand the field sales presence. Read More »

November 11, 2014
Lubar & Co. Acquires Pouschine Cook Capital Management’s Interest in Drilltec
Drilltec is a Houston-based leader in critical protection products for oil country tubular goods (OCTG). Read More »

March 31, 2014
Rockland Flooring Earns Platinum Partner award
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company presents Rockland Flooring with the Platinum Partner award for many years of outstanding service and quality. Read More »

March 4, 2014
Lubar & Co. Acquires MassMutual's Interest in Rockland Flooring
Rockland, based in Red Wing, MN, is a leading manufacturer of engineered specialty wood products for diverse applications. Read More »

November 27, 2012
Lubar & Co. Acquires Contract Chemical Manufacturer ChemDesign
Investment builds upon ChemDesign’s success in the specialty chemicals industry. Read More »

April 3, 2012
Lubar & Co. Acquires Erdman Company
Investment will support growth and continued delivery of superior healthcare facility solutions. Read More »

March 22, 2012
Lubar & Co. Invests in Drilltec
Investment builds upon industry leader's success in the oil country tubular goods market. Read More »

June 16, 2011
Lubar makes investment in American Pasteurization
Lubar & Co. said Thursday morning it has invested an undisclosed amount in Milwaukee-based American Pasteurization Co. Read More »