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Business Notes: June 6

June 6, 2010

Film festival coming to North Shore

The 2010 Milwaukee Film Festival is expanding to offer 150 movies during its run this fall. Movies will be shown at the Marcus Theaters North Shore Cinema,11700 North Port Washington Road, Mequon, from Sept. 23-Oct. 3.

Tickets for the festival start at $48 for a six-pack, $90 for a 12-pack and $200 for a festival pass. Prices are good until July 1. Visit milwaukee-film.org for more details.

Local professor to lead study on hearing loss in children

The Medical College of Wisconsin received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders. Whitefish Bay resident Dr. Katherine Shim, assistant professor of pediatrics at the college, will be the lead investigator of the study.

The grant will be used to study the genetic effects of mutations that lead to hearing loss and balance disorders in children. Genetic disorders are believed to cause more than 50 percent of all hearing loss at birth. Thirty-nine percent of hearing loss and balance disorders are believed to be caused by malformed inner ears.

Results from the study seek to bring new therapies to treat inner ear disorders.

Local businesses accepted into NARI

LaBonte Construction, Brown Deer, and Tee Time, Thiensville, have been accepted into the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

As members, the companies are dedicated to improving the quality and value of the homeowner's investment. NARI members are carefully screened and must observe the highest standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility. Contractor members provide professional service and maintain the high standards of the council.

For information or to receive a free copy of an annual membership roster listing all members, call (414) 771-4071, or visit their website at milwaukeenari.org.

Professor performs piece at symposium

Cardinal Stritch University music professor Marion Verhaalen participated in a Symposium for Liturgical Music Composers at St. Joseph Center in Milwaukee. Her piece, Nunc Transitus, was performed May 19.

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