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It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years
LONDON — Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism — or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for an uncertain future as "global Britain." Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the two-year divorce process in a six-page letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk, vowing that Britain will maintain a "deep and special partnership" with its neighbors in the bloc.
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Cedarburg OKs Sandhill development
CEDARBURG — A green light from the Cedarburg Common Council Monday paved the way for the construction of a 43-lot subdivision.
Mayor talks state of Oconomowoc in meeting with business professionals 03-30-2017
PEWAUKEE — Oconomowoc Mayor David Nold provided a presentation and informal discussion with local business professionals Friday during an event focused on the state of Oconomowoc and its future.
Jackson reviews revitalization plan 03-30-2017
JACKSON — Village trustees now have a guide when they begin development projects after receiving the results from a study conducted by researchers from a firm.
Downtown Hartford redevelopment raises parking concerns
HARTFORD — The pending completion of several new apartments or condominiums in the city’s downtown is now raising concerns over where new residents will park.
DWD: Unemployment rate increased across state in Feb.
MADISON — The unemployment rate in the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area grew between January and February, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
West Bend Downtown BID approves landscaping measures 03-29-2017
Property owners in downtown West Bend have more clarity regarding expectations and available support services for maintaining the landscape in the area.
West Bend moves closer to developing former Gehl property 03-29-2017
West Bend officials are one step closer to a multimillion dollar construction project after making an agreement with developers to potentially refurbish an area of land within city limits.
Terrace 167 is a success in Richfield
RICHFIELD — After several athletic clubs struck out in the village on the west side of Logger’s Park, building owners John and Terry Bogues decided to try their own, different business at the same site at 3210 Highway 167.
Canvas Corner purchases former Weather-Tek property in Brookfield 03-29-2017
BROOKFIELD - A 13,000-square-foot industrial building formerly occupied by Weather-Tek Windows and Doors has been purchased by Canvas Corner, Inc., according to a Tuesday release.
Driving into the future 03-29-2017
HARTLAND -The success of Hartland Service can be attributed to a good balance of old and new - from the classic cars being repaired to the minivan getting detailed and from 25 years of service in Hartland to newly added offerings as part of a remodel and expansion.
Sikich acquires Wauwatosa firm Evolution Retirement Services 03-29-2017
WAUWATOSA — Professional services firm Sikich LLP announced Tuesday it will acquire Evolution Retirement Services in Wauwatosa.
MATC gets $3 million grant to expand automotive programs 03-28-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Area Technical College is the recipient of a $3 million challenge grant to expand the school’s automotive programs and to kick off fundraising to create the Al Hurvis/PEAK Transportation Center.
New pizza restaurant to open in Hales Corners 03-28-2017
HALES CORNERS – A new fast-casual pizza restaurant is coming to southeastern Wisconsin.
MKE Sports & Entertainment reinvents itself with new name 03-28-2017
MILWAUKEE – The owner and developer of Rock Sports Complex in Franklin has changed its name to ROC Ventures.
Home sales have spring in their step, Ozaukee Realtors Association says 03-28-2017
CEDARBURG — Active listings in Ozaukee County for February increased by a total of 48 from January, a good indicator that the spring selling season has begun, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Sarah Chudnow rebranded 03-28-2017
MEQUON — Sarah Chudnow, based in Mequon, along with the Jewish Home and Care Center and Chai Point communities, have unveiled a new umbrella name, website and logos as part of a rebranding initiative.
Let there be light 03-28-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The state Legislature is expected to come forward soon to close a tax loophole that big box stores have been using to slash their tax bills.
Kwik Trip on Pewaukee Road opens 03-28-2017
WAUKESHA — The Kwik Trip on Pewaukee Road in the former Citgo station is open for business.
Mia’s in Waukesha on the market 03-28-2017
WAUKESHA — In his mind, the sale of Mia’s in downtown Waukesha presents a special opportunity to purchase “an historical restaurant,” said Joe Ryan, a broker associate with Keller Williams Realty – Milwaukee Southwest.
General Mitchell parking operator loses contract 03-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — The operator of parking at General Mitchell International Airport has informed the state that it will lay off about 60 workers on Friday as a result of losing the contract for the work.
Chick-fil-A opens in Brookfield 03-25-2017
BROOKFIELD - The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to welcome the new Chick-fil-A to Brookfield. 
Like father, like son? 03-25-2017
NEW BERLIN - Transferring ownership of a business from one generation of owners to the next isn’t as simple as signing a form and figuratively handing over the reins. 
Casablanca expanding with a Brookfield location 03-25-2017
BROOKFIELD - Get a taste of spicy Middle Eastern cuisine when Casablanca opens its newest location in Brookfield on Bluemound Road. But first, there must be construction.
Mills Fleet Farm proposed for Pabst Farms 03-24-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Mills Fleet Farm desires to bring one of its big-box stores to Pabst Farms.
Signicast to be sold to North Carolina company 03-24-2017
HARTFORD — One of the largest employers in Hartford and Washington County will soon be owned by a new company.
He's working from the ground up 03-24-2017
Keith Novotny, now 36, began working at the Cousins Subs location on Highway 33 in West Bend when he was 16. He now owns two franchises of the Wisconsin-born business in southeast Wisconsin — one at 437 West Paradise Drive, West Bend, and another at 1010 Fond du Lac Ave., Kewaskum.
Options dwindling for hotel stays during U.S. Open at Erin Hills 03-24-2017
OCONOMOWOC — It may be almost two months away, but the Inn at Pine Terrace has already been booked up for six months for the week of the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
Walker announces candymaker Haribo to build $242 million plant near Kenosha
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker says international candymaker Haribo will build its first North American plant employing 400 people in southeast Wisconsin.
Marquette to unveil new innovation space on campus
MILWAUKEE — Marquette will celebrate the grand opening of its new collaborative innovation space called 707 Hub during a special program from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Another step forward for Eagle’s Landing project 03-23-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The construction of the proposed Eagle’s Landing at Lac La Belle project on the site of the old Spinnaker’s restaurant became more likely Tuesday when the Common Council approved the certified survey map for the project.
Decision delayed on town monopole 03-23-2017
CEDARBURG — The town of Cedarburg Plan Commission made no recommendation March 15 on the construction of a 120-foot monopole cell tower despite pleas from a group of concerned residents to vote against it.
Deadline passed for owner, Grafton officials forced to clean up gas station
GRAFTON — Village of Grafton workers were forced to clean the site of the Clark Station left abandoned at 1020 Washington St. after owner Lakeland Real Estate of Franklin failed to comply with a village order.
Second quarter core sales decline for Actuant 03-22-2017
MILWAUKEE — Actuant Corporation announced that its consolidated sales declined 2 percent and its core sales dropped 3 percent during the second quarter compared to the same period last year.
Polaris Industries recalls 19,200 more ATVs 03-22-2017
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries recalled another 19,200 all-terrain vehicles, this time for 2015 and 2016 Sportsman 850 and 1000 models. Possible fire risks were the reason, as in several other recalls.
GMAR reports low house inventory in county 03-22-2017
The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors’ Kettle Moraine Council of Realtors, which represents Washington and surrounding counties, is encouraging sellers to list their homes as soon as possible.
3 Boston Stores to launch locally themed initiative 03-22-2017
Three Boston Stores, including one in West Bend on Paradise Drive, will launch an in-store and online shop called “Close to Home.”
Maus Jewelers owner reflects on company’s development 03-22-2017
Even as child, Ray Maus knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. It was the life he was accustomed to growing up.
WCTC Small Business Center to host writing workshop
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College’s Small Business Center will host an ActionLearning two-night workshop titled “Your Business Story — Writing to Sell” on April 19 and April 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the college’s Pewaukee campus.
Safro Toyota now Toyota of Brookfield 03-22-2017
In addition to new owners, Safro Toyota has a new name — Toyota of Brookfield.
Chick-fil-A to open Thursday in Brookfield 03-22-2017
Chicken chain restaurant Chick-fil-A is set to open in an outlot of Brookfield Square Mall on Thursday.
The Corners to celebrate grand opening
April 8
For months people have been watching the walls go up and then the lights turned on inside, curious about the merchandise for sale in the soon-to-open Von Maur off Interstate 94 in the Town of Brookfield.
Ozaukee Realtors Association plans March 28 seminar for buyers, sellers of homes 03-21-2017
GRAFTON — The Ozaukee Realtors Association is planning a Home Buyers & Sellers Seminar from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28 at Rose-Harms American Legion Post, 1540 13th Ave. in Grafton.
Plans still underway for Cedarburg TIF district 03-21-2017
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg will hold an informational session on Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, an economic development financing tool for communities to help fund improvements or development made in a designated area.
Spur 16 gets back on track 03-21-2017
MEQUON — The developer, as well as most Mequon aldermen and city staff, would agree it took way too long to approve a major milepost for the Town Center’s second phase.
Agreement reached to keep cell tower at current site 03-21-2017
WAUKESHA — In the end, it appears the cell tower on Northview Road will stay put.
Beef sales projected to increase in ’17
WAUKESHA — Retail beef prices have been declining on average after reaching record highs two years ago, but this year is estimated to be the largest commercial beef production year since 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Pewaukee’s TOTAL Mechanical acquires Tri-Cor Mechanical 03-21-2017
PEWAUKEE — TOTAL Mechanical, Inc. announced it has acquired the key operating divisions of Janesville-based Tri-Cor Mechanical.
Boucher purchase of Lakeland Auto likely following commission vote 03-21-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Gordie Boucher Nissan of Greenfield is one step closer to purchasing Lakeland Auto following a Monday vote by the Town of Oconomowoc Plan Commission.
Wisconsin Tech Summit in Waukesha announces lineup
WAUKESHA — Fifteen major companies will take part in about 160 “speed dating” meetings with nearly 50 emerging companies during the fourth annual Wisconsin Tech Summit, to be held March 27 at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha.
SE Wisconsin JC Penney locations not on closing list
BROOKFIELD — No JC Penney locations in southeastern Wisconsin are on the recently released list of stores that will be closed.
Gordie Boucher seeks ownership of Lakeland Auto 03-19-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Gordie Boucher Nissan of Greenfield is looking to take over ownership of Lakeland Auto, according to Town of Oconomowoc Plan Commission documents.
SkipperBud’s buys historic school 03-18-2017
NASHOTAH — A request to approve the zoning permit and plan of operation for Skipper-Bud’s, presented at the Nashotah Plan Commission meeting held Wednesday, was approved.
Russ Darrow group accused of filing false credit application 03-18-2017
MILWAUKEE — Russ Darrow Colonial Inc. is a third-party defendant in a Milwaukee County small claims case involving Santander Consumer USA Inc. and a Russ Darrow customer, Earnestine Walker, who is the primary defendant.
Healics to merge with fellow health care company Interra Health 03-18-2017
BROOKFIELD — Healics and Interra Health, two health care companies focused on employee preventive health and wellness programs and employer health clinics, are uniting under the Healics name, according to an announcement.
The importance of time off for workers — and employers
BROOKFIELD —For years we’ve been informed that Americans are some of the hardest workers in the world and tend to not use all of their paid time off each year, leading to burnout and stress.
A Green Weekend 03-18-2017
WAUKESHA — Oh happy day, St. Patrick’s Day 2017 landed on a Friday. Green suits, special menus and lots of celebrating; Waukesha County is St. Paddy’s ready. “I’m really happy to be a part of the community,” said Megan Day, owner of Daylee Public House.
It's a family tradition 03-17-2017
KEWASKUM — Whatever was going on at Regal Ware during the day, Ryan Reigle knew little or nothing about it. The reason? Business and family were kept separate.
GE Healthcare to add 170 jobs in Wisconsin 03-17-2017
WAUKESHA — GE Healthcare announced on Thursday plans to add more than 170 jobs in Wisconsin.
Bartolotta Fireworks to become part of Wolverine Fireworks after bankruptcy
TOWN OF GENESEE —Known for its colorful displays on holidays and special events, Bartolotta Fireworks is essentially going out of business with little fanfare.
Dorner Mfg.’s parent company partners with Swedish investment firm 03-16-2017
HARTLAND — Dorner Holding Company, the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp. in Hartland, has entered into a new partnership with Swedish investment firm EQT Mid Market US fund.
Johnson Controls to sell Scott Safety business to 3M for $2 billion 03-16-2017
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, Johnson Controls announced it signed an  agreement to sell its Scott Safety business to 3M in a cash transaction valued at approximately $2 billion.
A long way to go 03-16-2017
CEDARBURG — Even in the midst of a winter storm, hundreds showed up to the Community Center Gym Monday when the Cedarburg Common Council unanimously approved rezoning requests for a multifamily development named Arrabelle that would change the face of at least one site in Cedarburg’s historic downtown.
Commissions approve measures supporting opening of auto service center 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Both the Oconomowoc Architectural Commission and Plan commissions approved in separate meetings March 8 measures pertaining to the planned construction of a Firestone Complete Auto Care.
Design review plans approved for proposed Eagles Landing project 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Plan Commission approved March 8 the major design review plans for a proposed project that could result in the construction of Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle, a 21-unit condominium building at the site where the Spinnaker’s restaurant used to operate.
Kewaskum Village Board approves another 1-year stop on impact fees 03-16-2017
Home developers who want to construct additional units within Kewaskum have additional clarity about potential fees the municipality will charge.
Great Harvest to open for business Saturday 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Citizens will get another option for filling their stomachs in Oconomowoc when Great Harvest Bread Company holds the grand opening of its new 127 E. Wisconsin Ave. location on Saturday.
Firehouse Subs to open mid-April in Waukesha 03-16-2017
WAUKESHA — Firehouse Subs will be the first of several businesses to open in a newly built structure in the parking lot of the former Kmart on Sunset Drive.
Waukesha’s unemployment rate rose slightly in January
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s unemployment rate increased slightly between December and January, recent statistics show.
Waukesha RadioShack closes, Oconomowoc store remains open 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — As more and more RadioShack locations close their doors following the company filing for bankruptcy earlier this month, the Waukesha location has already closed while the Oconomowoc store remains open.
Fed raises rate and sees more hikes as US economy improves 03-15-2017
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and forecast two additional hikes this year. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans.
Turning the next page 03-15-2017
BARTON — The brick and mortar location for Crimson Cowl Comics and Collectables was unmasked Saturday after about seven months of selling comics online.
Casa del Rio could open its doors this weekend
WAUKESHA — The sign with the name Casa del Rio once again hangs in front of 408 E. Main St. while inside the restaurant a menu is tested and staff trained.
Hartland Village Board approves beer garden concept
HARTLAND — Snow may be covering the ground, but area residents are dreaming about green grass and cold beers consumed outside. In Hartland on Monday, the Village Board indicated approval of a concept for a beer garden in Nixon Park.
US Cellular monopole to be discussed by City of Pewaukee commission 03-15-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — During the City of Pewaukee Plan Commission meeting Thursday, the members will discuss a request from US Cellular to place a monopole tower on City Hall property, W240-N3065 Pewaukee Road.
Legal tender: Steakhouse parties embroiled in lawsuit reach agreement 03-15-2017
WAUKESHA — After chewing the fat, attorneys for steakhouses in both Milwaukee and Delafield involved in a dispute have filed a stipulation and order that resolves the need for an injunction hearing that had been scheduled in the case.
Gannett call center to close in May 03-14-2017
MILWAUKEE —Gannett Consumers Solutions Center informed the Department of Workforce Development that it will close its call center in Milwaukee, resulting in the layoff of about 24 employees.
BelAir Cantina to open April 7 in The Corners 03-14-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD —The newest location of successful Milwaukee-based restaurant group BelAir Cantina is set to open April 7 in The Corners of Brookfield.
Milwaukee tech company gets $250,000 WEDC loan 03-14-2017
MILWAUKEE —Milwaukee-based Scanalytics Inc. has received a $200,000 loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help the company continue to grow by supporting its existing sales pipeline and to accelerate the adoption of its platform by focusing on the commercial, retail and hospitality industries.
Part of a healthy lifestyle 03-14-2017
MEQUON — If working out is a combination of personal dedication, instruction and the right equipment, Lexi Machuga and Hannah Landgraf are adding another important element to that equation with the opening of Crossfit Lozen: community.
Stilt House owner takes on pool beer gardens, new Milwaukee restaurant
CEDARBURG — The Stilt House, best known as Cedarburg’s downtown gastro bar at W62 N630 Washington Ave., is spreading its wings in Cedarburg and beyond.
Subdivision a go for Falls Road 03-14-2017
GRAFTON — Plans for a new subdivision in the town of Grafton received final approvals last week, paving the way for the project to proceed.
Public hearing will revisit cell tower proposal 03-14-2017
CEDARBURG — A conditional use permit application to construct a 120-foot cell tower is back on the town’s table for a public hearing and Plan Commission review Wednesday.
Is tipping falling out of favor? 03-11-2017
WAUKESHA — To tip or not to tip — that is a question increasingly being debated as more consumers express an opinion that wait staff should be paid a decent wage that does not necessitate a tip, while others feel that tipping guarantees good service.
February home sales up 1.5% in metro Milwaukee area 03-11-2017
WAUKESHA — Along with the early signs of spring, home sales continued to warm up in February, according to data released Friday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Grants available for new central city businesses  03-11-2017
WAUKESHA — New businesses to Waukesha’s central city are eligible to receive small business grants.
Waukesha Gander Mountain will remain open despite bankruptcy 03-10-2017
WAUKESHA — The Gander Mountain store will remain open despite its parent company filing for bankruptcy, but the stores in Germantown and Eau Claire will not be as lucky.
Delafield Brewhaus launches mobile app 03-10-2017
DELAFIELD — To keep its customers aware of upcoming events, new beer
releases and menu options, Delafield Brewhaus has released a mobile app.
West Bend downtown BID Board opts not to sponsor publication 03-10-2017
Officials decided on a range of issues related to the downtown West Bend on Tuesday, declining overtures for support from a publication to ordinance considerations to address the location’s ambiance.
Pizza Ranch one step closer to coming to West Bend 03-10-2017
Residents who want to visit a Pizza Ranch can take comfort that company representatives have cleared another hurdle for constructing a restaurant in West Bend.
Action Power Sports purchases former Walmart 03-10-2017
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — Action Power Sports is revving its business engine with the excitement of moving into a larger space it recently purchased — the former Walmart Neighborhood Market at SI4-W22605 Coral Drive.
State unemployment drops to 3.9% in January 03-10-2017
MADISON — The Department of Workforce Development on Thursday released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest monthly job and unemployment estimates for Wisconsin.
Kleefisch touts workforce development investment in proposed budget 03-10-2017
WAUKESHA — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch touted the prioritization of Wisconsin’s workforce development needs in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed biennial budget as the numbers came in Thursday showing the state’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point in 16 years.
Harley-Davidson unveils Street Rod motorcycle 03-09-2017
MILWAUKEE —With an eye toward city bikers, Harley-Davidson unveiled its Street Rod motorcycle on Thursday, which it described as a muscular middle-weight bike that is “agile, powerful and tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion.”
Condos or con-don’ts? 03-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Regarding the continual transformations in downtown Oconomowoc, many residents have voiced their concerns about the future appearance and infrastructure of the area.
Progress is visible for downtown Grafton development 03-09-2017
GRAFTON — The Lumberyard 1505 project is on track for the first phase to be completed this summer, according to the developer.
Sip owner to keep liquor license 03-09-2017
MEQUON — The owner of a Mequon restaurant and tavern will keep her liquor license – for now.
Bentley’s Pet Stuff opens in Grafton 03-09-2017
GRAFTON — A new pet store has opened in Grafton, and it is already on a roll.
Multi-use development gets Plan Commission OK 03-09-2017
CEDARBURG — Plans for a multi-use development near the 5 Corners district advanced through another round of municipal reviews this month, securing rezoning and land division approvals from both the town and the city.
Thirsty Duck planned for Sussex 03-09-2017
SUSSEX — Known for its mini duckpin bowling, the Thirsty Duck is planning to bring food and fun to Sussex this spring.
New City of Waukesha Chamber director resigns 03-09-2017
WAUKESHA — After one month as the executive director of the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce, Ashley Morelli has resigned.
Duluth Trading Company to occupy outlot of Home Depot
WAUKESHA — A retailer specializing in men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and outdoor gear will soon set up shop on Waukesha’s far east side, following approval by a city panel Wednesday.
Miller Park job fair to be held Saturday 03-08-2017
MILWAUKEE — A job fair will be held Saturday at Miller Park with the intent to hire people for 150 part-time positions for the 2017 Brewers Season.
Downtown West Bend BID to address growth of weeds
Faced with several obstacles for addressing landscaping, members of the Downtown West Bend Improvement District will try and reinstate a service that was eliminated a few years ago.
West Bend Electric sold to Florida company 03-08-2017
West Bend Electrics, which has two facilities in southeastern Wisconsin, was sold to The Legacy Companies in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Russ Darrow Group breaks ground on West Bend Nissan dealership 03-08-2017
WEST BEND — West Bend has a special feeling for long-time auto dealer Russ Darrow, who began the Russ Darrow auto sales history with a dealership on Main Street.
Business group to offer first look at The Corners 03-08-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will give members a sneak peek at The Corners of Brookfield during its next breakfast meeting March 17.
ForwardDental moves to new Mukwonago location 03-08-2017
MUKWONAGO — ForwardDental has opened in a new Mukwonago location that is larger and more modern.
Milwaukee Public Museum announces plans to move, lay off 15 people 03-08-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Public Museum announced Tuesday that it will move to a new, downtown location within the next decade, but in the meantime, it will restructure its staffing levels.
Raised Grain joins beer lineup at Miller Park 03-08-2017
WAUKESHA — Local craft brewer Raised Grain Brewing Co. will have two of its beers this season at the Miller Park.
the cheel to unveil obelisk Wednesday 03-07-2017
THIENSVILLE — the cheel, 105 S. Main St., recently announced that it has worked with Milwaukee Blacksmiths to create the obelisk that will be placed and revealed at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the restaurant.
Cedarburg Merchants Organization suspends 2017 activity 03-07-2017
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Merchants Organization, which provides support to downtown businesses in Cedarburg, announced it will suspend operations for 2017.
Major acquisition announced for local pump industry 03-07-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg pump manufacturers Weil Pump, Scot Pump and Karak Machine Corp. were acquired by Wilo USA, a division of German-based Wilo.
Fond du Lac ag fair looks at industry issues 03-07-2017
Agriculture — large and small — was on display during the county’s Agriculture Showcase on Saturday at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds.
Work starts on former Ace building, no plans for site 03-07-2017
WAUKESHA — Some men were working on the back exterior of the former Ace building on Main Street Monday, but no specific plans are being revealed for the site yet.
Bangles & Bags to close downtown Waukesha location
WAUKESHA — Bangles & Bags, an accessory and handbag boutique, announced it is closing its downtown Waukesha store this weekend and will open a new location in Illinois.
Rewarding customers for their loyalty 03-04-2017
WAUKESHA - When customers come to the counter at Roots Coffeebar & Café with a filled punch card, co-owner Hilary DeVries can see the excitement on their faces.
Wisconsin company vies to build wall along U.S.-Mexico border 03-04-2017
BROWNSVILLE - A Dodge County construction company is the lone Wisconsin firm bidding on the federal government’s call for designing and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dairy farm wants permit for 10,000 cows 03-04-2017
FORESTVILLE - The largest dairy farm in Door County is making plans to eventually milk 10,000 cows.
Cobblestone Hotel to ‘fit in’ with downtown Hartford 03-03-2017
Progress on constructing a new hotel in downtown Hartford slowed to the point last fall where officials involved decided to part ways with the first developer.
Hartford Chamber presents annual awards
Chamber and community members were honored Thursday night at the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner held at the Chandelier Ballroom. Among the many awards, Grand Avenue Dental Care was named the 2016 Business of the Year.
Joy Global’s net sales decline 5% 03-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global Inc., a global company specializing in high-productivity mining solutions, reported Thursday that its net sales declined 5 percent compared to one year ago during its first quarter.
Lakeland Supply to build 100,000-sq.-ft. building 03-03-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Lakeland Supply Inc. recently purchased approximately nine acres to construct a 100,000-squarefoot building near the intersection of Interstate 94 and Highway 16.
Marcus Theatres to add recliner seats in New Berlin, Mequon 03-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Theatres will add Dream-Lounger recliner seating to four more Wisconsin locations: Ridge Cinema in New Berlin; North Shore Cinema in Mequon; Renaissance Cinema in Sturtevant; and La Crosse Cinema.
Restaurant operator takes beef to court 03-03-2017
DELAFIELD — The owners of BW Holdings, LLC, are alleging that PrimeOne LLC took over the restaurant it co-owns with them, Ward’s House of Prime in Delafield, and changed its name, barred BW Holdings owners from inside the business — and have maintained a similar menu with secret recipes.
Lured by deals, car buyers go for SUVs, pickups in February 03-02-2017
DETROIT — Lured by Presidents Day deals, U.S. buyers snapped up pickups and SUVs in February, brightening what is usually a lackluster month for the auto industry.
Plan Commission to review Arrabelle rezoning Monday
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg Plan Commission will review the rezoning requests for the proposed HSI Properties multifamily development, Arrabelle, at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
T-Mobile hangs up on cell tower 03-02-2017
MEQUON — Controversial plans to build a cell phone tower in the backyard of a Mequon home took a significant hit this week when representatives from T-Mobile said they no longer are interested in renting space.
Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee acquires dealership
MUSKEGO — Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee recently partnered with the Royal Enfield Motorcycle Company and acquired the local Royal Enfield dealership at 226 N. Water St., Milwaukee.
SafeHouse opens in Chicago 03-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — The first of the new SafeHouse locations opened in Chicago on Wednesday and it combines elements of the original and iconic Milwaukee bar and restaurant with new technology.
Beer garden in Nixon Park? It could happen 03-02-2017
HARTLAND — Longtime business owner Patrick Endter wants to open a beer garden in Nixon Park this summer — a proposal that Hartland Village Administrator David Cox thinks could get a positive reception when it’s introduced to the Park and Recreation Board on Monday.
Former 151-acre farm along I-94 open for development 03-02-2017
TOWN OF DELAFIELD — For more than 100 years, the Thomas family has owned about 151 acres of prime real estate along Interstate 94 in the Town of Delafield. Now, the land is available for development for an asking price of $9.5 million.
Position represents transition 03-01-2017
New hire Anna Jensen brings experience from a different industry and wants to leverage her connections to enhance the progress the Downtown West Bend Association has made in the community.
Russ Darrow Group to break ground on WB dealership Monday 03-01-2017
The Russ Darrow Group will expand its operation in West Bend with the groundbreaking of a dealership at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Hartford council approves purchase of properties for new downtown hotel 03-01-2017
HARTFORD — Action by the Common Council on Tuesday night will allow the city’s downtown redevelopment to take a huge step forward.
LindenGrove Communities to have grand opening 03-01-2017
WAUKESHA — A grand opening celebration will be held for LindenGrove Communities’ new location on University Drive in Waukesha.
Creating a path to jobs in Waukesha County 03-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — A business breakfast was held Feb. 22 to bring together community leaders and transportation experts to discuss how to connect Milwaukee job seekers to positions in Waukesha County.
With continued growth, Raised Grain Brewing adds positions 03-01-2017
WAUKESHA — In order to support its continued growth, Raised Grain Brewing Co. has promoted two staff members and hired additional ones.
WCTC receives $139,968 grant to pay for internships 03-01-2017
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College was awarded a two-year, $139,968 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, according to an announcement Tuesday.
Old Tavern Food Products to close after 90 years 02-28-2017
WAUKESHA — As longtime customers learned that Old Tavern Food Products was having a “retirement” sale leading up to the closing of the 90-year-old business, it was swamped with orders on Monday.
The Wooden Goose Café 02-28-2017
MEQUON — Robert Schuster began his career in the restaurant business with a co-ownership of a George Webb’s.
Home inventories loosen slightly as prices continue to rise, Ozaukee Realtors Association says 02-28-2017
CEDARBURG — Despite the record-setting 2016 in home sales, tight inventories in the state are moderating the pace of sales as 2017 started off.
New Grafton hotel gets final OK 02-28-2017
GRAFTON — The TownePlace Suites planned for alongside Interstate 43 in Grafton is on track for an April construction start.
Froedtert & MCW health network increases presence in Oconomowoc 02-28-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s health network is growing its services offered at its SpineCare Clinic in Oconomowoc to include primary care and laboratory services starting Wednesday.
Badger Truck Equipment expands 02-28-2017
WEST ALLIS — Badger Truck Equipment recently announced the restructuring of its commercial paint department, which has led to the hiring of new employees and a renovated space.
Las Tortugas comes to Waukesha 02-25-2017
WAUKESHA — A new restaurant brings Mexican sub sandwiches to the Waukesha community as Las Tortugas, 1403 Summit Ave., opened its doors on Feb. 18.
A Slice of Convenience 02-25-2017
WAUKESHA — It’s time to get closer with local pizzerias without even leaving the house. With a few clicks and one app, Slice is changing the way to order pizza.
Bucks announce 90-unit apartment complex in arena district 02-25-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee- based Royal Capital Group LLC will develop a 90-unit apartment complex in the new arena district, the Milwaukee Bucks announced Friday.
J.C. Penney to close 13 to 14 percent of stores 02-24-2017
NEW YORK — J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping.
Sears cuts 130 corporate jobs, mostly at HQ 02-24-2017
CHICAGO — Sears Holdings laid off about 130 corporate employees Thursday, part of a restructuring plan aimed at cutting at least $1 billion in costs this year.
Delafield commission approves plans for Home Goods, Sierra Trading Post 02-24-2017
DELAFIELD — The Plan Commission on Wednesday approved plans for a Home Goods and Sierra Trading Post.
Kohl’s profit falls on weak sales, but tops 4Q forecasts
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Corp. on Thursday reported a drop in fiscal fourth-quarter profit as sales declined, but the performance still topped Wall Street’s expectations and the retailer raised its quarterly dividend.
Waukesha West showcases new equipment for precision welding 02-23-2017
WAUKESHA — A group of Waukesha West High School students Wednesday morning unveiled a powerful piece of equipment that school and business officials are touting as a significant step toward addressing the skills gap.
Neighbors bring noise complaints to Grafton Town Board
GRAFTON — A year-old complaint over a business’ alleged noncompliance with a town of Grafton ordinance has resurfaced, though no action is being taken at this time.
‘An attractive nuisance’ 02-23-2017
GRAFTON — The owners of the derelict Clark Station at 1020 Washington St. in Grafton will be receiving orders to abate the nuisance that has formed on the property, and if they don’t do something, the village will.
Five Corners plan moves forward 02-23-2017
CEDARBURG — The town of Cedarburg Plan Commission OK’d rezoning and land division requests for a prospective development in the 5 Corners Business District that could include retail, commercial condos, self-storage and a sports complex.
Hartland condominium development plans to return with alterations 02-23-2017
HARTLAND — Changes will be made to the plans for a condominium development following a presentation to the Plan Commission on Monday.
Oconomowoc council approves preliminary plat for 55-lot subdivision 02-23-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The ever-expanding city of Oconomowoc might just be on the way to becoming a bit more populous.
Moreland Boulevard McDonald’s to be razed, rebuilt 02-23-2017
WAUKESHA — A McDonald’s restaurant on Waukesha’s eastern end could soon be overhauled as part of an extensive plan that calls for razing the existing structure and rebuilding it with a more modern prototype.
Russ Darrow revises plans for already-approved car dealership 02-22-2017
A retailer wants to alter the size of a proposed facility in the area after officials already approved the first set of plans in 2016.
MC Sports closing 66 stores, including one in West Bend
MC Sports announced Friday it is closing all of its 66 stores across the Midwest, including the West Bend location.
App expands from earlier model 02-22-2017
The app Get Proximal, owned by Robert Tye, is now part of a larger marketing service, Get Proximal Marketing.
Daktronics to outfit digital displays at new Bucks arena 02-22-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks say South Dakota-based Daktronics will outfit the team’s new arena and surrounding development in downtown Milwaukee with digital displays.
CUW adds to its pharmacy program 02-21-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin announced recently it is now offering a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences.
Ozaukee home sales flat 02-21-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Home sales in Ozaukee County and across the Milwaukee suburbs were stagnant in January, compared to the first month of 2016.
Projected farm income in 2016 down $14 billion from 2015
Wisconsin agriculture was the topic of discussion Jan. 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
West Bend Downtown BID launches website 02-21-2017
After months of discussions and proposals, the West Bend Downtown Business Improvement District has a functioning website, albeit unknown to some and a different version of what was earlier proposed.
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Stu’s Flooring earns Angie’s List Super Service Award
WAUKESHA — Stu’s Flooring has earned the home service industry’s Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the consumer review site in 2016.
Siepmann promoted by The Roberts Group
WAUKESHA — Elizabeth Siepmann has been promoted to project manager at The Roberts Group in Waukesha.
Community Care celebrates 40 years of service 03-29-2017
BROOKFIELD - Community Care, a nonprofit organization that provides health care and long-term care to seniors and adults with disabilities throughout Wisconsin, recently celebrated its 40-year anniversary across its entire organization.
Hartley joins Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet 03-29-2017
WAUKESHA - Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet announced the recent addition of Claire E. Hartley to the firm as an associate.
Design Tech receives Best Businesses of Mequon Award
MEQUON — Design Tech Remodeling, an award winning remodeling firm specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, lower level/recreation rooms and additions, announced it has been awarded a “2016 Best Businesses of Mequon Award” in the Interior Design category by the Best Businesses of Mequon Award Program.
Dr. Alison Blegen joins Grafton dental practice 03-28-2017
GRAFTON — Dr. Alison Blegen has joined the Grafton dental practice headed by Dr. Kurt R. Kwiatkowski.
Rogers Behavioral Health announces two new VPs 03-27-2017
SUMMIT — Caroline McHale and Adam El-Ali have been named vice presidents at Rogers Behavioral Health, according to a Monday announcement.
Tinder qualifies for Edward Jones’ leaders conference
WAUKESHA — Charles A. Tinder, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Waukesha, qualified for the firm’s 2017 Financial Advisor Leaders Conference, according to an announcement.
Krabath joins Waukesha State Bank 03-23-2017
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 14 locations in Waukesha County, has hired Sherri Krabath as mortgage consultant.
David J. Frank makes ‘Next Generation’ announcement
David J. Frank Landscape and Contracting in Germantown announced Tuesday that David R. Frank, the son of founder David J. Frank, has been promoted to president and chief financial officer, while David J. Frank, the company’s founder, is the chief executive officer and chairman.
LindenGrove celebrates new rehabilitation center 03-22-2017
WAUKESHA — LindenGrove Communities celebrated the opening of its new rehabilitation center in Waukesha with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held with the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
First Choice Ingredients celebrates expansion 03-22-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — On Monday, the Waukesha County Business Alliance held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for First Choice Ingredients’ expansion in Menomonee Falls.
The Bottle Shop celebrates grand opening in Grafton 03-21-2017
The Bottle Shop, 1237 12th Ave. in Grafton, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Mequon resident Andrew Wallach promoted by North Shore Bank 03-21-2017
BROOKFIELD — North Shore Bank has named Mequon resident Andrew S. Wallach III, a 33-year veteran of the bank, to the new senior leadership position of executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Mequon’s Wade Design & Construction earns Best of Houzz awards 03-21-2017
MEQUON — Wade Design & Construction of Mequon has won Best Of Design and Best of Customer Service on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.
Citizens Bank announces $125K enrichment campaign
MUKWONAGO — To coincide with its 125th anniversary, Citizens Bank has announced its 125 Years of Giving Back, Looking Forward community enrichment campaign.
Waukesha County Business Alliance welcomes new members 03-19-2017
Waukesha State Bank promotes Dahl to bank manager 03-19-2017
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 14 locations in Waukesha County, announced the promotion of Trisha Dahl to bank manager of its Mukwonago office.
Yeikowski joins Waukesha State Bank 03-15-2017
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 14 locations in Waukesha County, has hired Linda Yeikowski as mortgage sales manager.
W.M. Sprinkman welcomes new hires 03-14-2017
WAUKESHA — W.M. Sprinkman, provider of equipment and processes to manufacture liquids, has announced the addition of two employees.
Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce president resigns
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday the resignation of its president, due to family reasons.
‘A mainstay of Milwaukee’ 03-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Following more than 36 years of broadcast journalism, WISN 12’s Mike Anderson has decided to retire, effective March 31, 2017.
New members added to City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce board 03-10-2017
WAUKESHA — Four new members were added to the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on Wednesday, increasing its total members to 10.
Popp named president of Johnson Bank
MILWAUKEE - Longtime Milwaukee banking executive James R. Popp has been named president of Johnson Bank and executive vice president of Johnson Financial Group.
Prairie Financial Group promotes three 03-07-2017
WAUKESHA — Prairie Financial Group, a division of Waukesha State Bank, recently announced the promotion of three of its employees, Nancy Schoenberg, Stephen Zimmel and Michele Young, to vice president – senior trust administrator.
Kohl’s donates $375,000 to youth and family centers 03-07-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced Tuesday it has donated $375,000 during three years to COA Youth & Family Centers to further the organization’s mission of addressing the critical issues of poverty, education and safety by providing youth the tools and opportunities to reach their full potential, according to an announcement.
Port Washington State Bank hires Kolanda as personal banker at its branch in Cedarburg 03-07-2017
CEDARBURG — Port Washington State Bank has hired Kim Kolanda as a personal banker at its Cedarburg branch location.
CycleBar Mequon celebrates opening 03-07-2017
Mequon community leaders gathered with employees at CycleBar Mequon, 11104 N. Port Washington Road, in late February to celebrate the grand opening of the indoor cycling studio.
Shorewest names top performers 03-07-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Shorewest Realtors recently recognized sales associates from across its service area as members of its 2016 President’s Club and Executive Club.
Griffith takes over as CEO of Lands’ End 03-07-2017
DODGEVILLE — Monday was Jerome Griffith’s first day as chief executive officer of Lands’ End, Inc.
Acura of Brookfield celebrates grand re-opening 03-04-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday for the grand re-opening of Acura of Brookfield.
Schramka Funeral Home joins chamber
BROOKFIELD - The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Schramka Funeral Home on Feb. 28 to welcome the business to the Brookfield Chamber and Brookfield community.
Chovanec named president of Image Makers Advertising
WAUKESHA — Tina Chovanec has been named the president and owner of Image Makers Advertising after the death of owner Tom Kaupp.
Malan: ‘I sincerely thank you’ 03-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — On Wednesday night, Today’s TMJ4 chief meteorologist John Malan gave his final forecast, concluding his 37year career covering the diverse and sometimes wild weather of southeastern Wisconsin.
Belfre Kitchen joins chamber 03-02-2017
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a celebration welcoming Belfre Kitchen as a member.
West Bend’s Van Vooren promoted to sports director 03-01-2017
In September 1990, Tim Van Vooren was just happy to be working at his hometown television station.
Shorewest, Realtors recognizes associates named to Executive Club 03-01-2017
Shorewest, Realtors recognized five members of its West Bend/Hartford office and were named to the 2016 Executive Club, the company announced Monday.
DOT announces Excellence in Construction awards 03-01-2017
On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced nine Excellence in Construction awards for 2016 during the annual Contractor- Engineer Conference in January in Madison.
First Bank Financial Centre promotes 4 02-28-2017
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has promoted four key employees to new positions within the organization.
Dove installed as VP of realtors group 02-28-2017
WAUKESHA — Kimberly Dove of Shorewest Realtors was installed as the 2017 vice president of membership of the Milwaukee Chapter in a ceremony held at Western Lakes Country Club.
Home Care Medical CEO to retire 02-28-2017
NEW BERLIN — John Teevan, president and CEO of Home Care Medical, Inc., will retire April 7 from the New Berlin-based company that specializes in home medical equipment, rehab technology and respiratory care.
Hydro-Thermal wins manufacturing award
WAUKESHA — During the 29th annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award ceremony Thursday, Waukesha-based Hydro-Thermal won in the medium-sized category.
Business Alliance names Foland events and programs coordinator 02-26-2017
WAUKESHA— The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced Annie Foland as its events and programs coordinator.
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