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Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans. But the plan could drive up prices for U.S. businesses and consumers and risk setting off a trade war — if it's legal to begin with. In a series of early-morning tweets Sunday, Trump vowed a 35 percent tax on products sold inside the U.S. by any business that fired American workers and built a new factory or plant in another country.
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Slinger company honored by WASB
A long-established Slinger business, Weld-Fab Manufacturing, has been named to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ Business Honor Roll.
WAUKESHA — The sun shows no signs of setting on Sunset Drive. As commercial development of a two-mile stretch on Sunset continues, city officials can’t help but appreciate the transformation that’s taken place along the once-infamous Waukesha road.
Overtime expansion injunction leaves businesses backtracking 12-03-2016
WAUKESHA - For many area businesses, the first expansion of federal overtime rules since 2004 meant pay raises for some employees, as well as various changes to company policies.
Divino Gelato to keep serving some Sloppy Joe's flavors
WAUKESHA - Despite the fact it’s closed its doors, Sloppy Joe’s Soda Fountain will still have a presence in downtown.
Quad/Graphics to form print supercenter 12-02-2016
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics announced Thursday that it will transform its New Jersey direct marketing production plant into a digital print supercenter.
US economy creates 178,000 jobs in November; jobless rate drops to 4.6 percent 12-02-2016
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy produced another solid month of labor market growth, adding 178,000 net new jobs in November while the unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low, the Labor Department said Friday.
State contest seeks entrepreneurs 12-02-2016
MADISON — The Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is currently accepting entries for the competition until 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2017.
ProHealth Care hospitals get new names 12-02-2016
WAUKESHA — The connections between the community and Waukesha and Oconomowoc Memorial hospitals are deeply rooted.
Big changes coming to downtown Waukesha 12-01-2016
WAUKESHA — After spending so long in the area, La Estacion owner Tony Marquez felt the need to give back to downtown.
Oconomowoc home market typically favoring the seller
OCONOMOWOC — A homeowner in Lake Country who has been considering an upgrade from a “starter home” might just want to pull the trigger now, especially if the property is in Oconomowoc, according to assessments made by one area expert.
New rule will enhance Grafton tourism 12-01-2016
GRAFTON — State changes to room taxes will be shifting how money gets spent all over Wisconsin, including Grafton.
Mukwonago adopts revised comprehensive plan 12-01-2016
MUKWONAGO - Since April, officials and committees have had 11 scheduled meetings, two off-site tours and numerous public hearings regarding an update to the village’s 2035 comprehensive plan.
Income, lending increases in 2016 12-01-2016
MADISON — From January through September, net income and total lending in the state increased at state-chartered banks.
Giving boxes a new lease on life 12-01-2016
PEWAUKEE — Jack Wilson was helping a friend craft a new product when he suddenly realized something which altered his career path for life: Most cardboard boxes are used just once.
Auto supplier Adient to move global headquarters to Detroit 11-30-2016
DETROIT — Auto seating supplier Adient is moving its global headquarters and 500 executive and leadership jobs to Detroit.
Point Burger Bar to open Thursday 11-30-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Point Burger Bar will officially open at the site of the former American TV & Appliance on Thursday.
Congress Business Systems sold to Ross Imaging, part of larger company 11-30-2016
Congress Business Systems of West Bend, at 6289 Congress Drive, was recently sold to Ross Imaging. Ross Imaging is owned by a larger company, Imagtec L.P.
CFO Koss to lead Culver’s 11-30-2016
PRAIRIE DU SAC — Joseph Koss, who has been chief financial officer for Culver Franchising System Inc. since 2000, will become president and chief executive officer at the beginning of the new year.
Chick-fil-A to celebrate store opening with breakfast giveaway 11-30-2016
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin’s Chick-fil-A restaurants will celebrate the opening of the newest Chick-fil-A location in West Allis with a free breakfast giveaway Dec. 6.
Froedtert opens new clinic in New Berlin 11-30-2016
NEW BERLIN — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Workforce Health has officially opened a new occupational medicine clinic.
$16.3M apartment complex proposed for downtown Waukesha 11-30-2016
WAUKESHA — Another apartment complex has been proposed for the downtown area.
Olympia to remain a resort 11-30-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Olympia Resort will not be converted into a retirement village and will remain a resort, the property’s owner, Rick Eckert, told The Freeman Tuesday.
US economy grew 3.2 percent in third quarter, best in two years 11-29-2016
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew faster in the third quarter than initially estimated, expanding at its strongest pace in two years in a rebound from a weak first half of 2016.
Brightening businesses: LED signs making impact on customers 11-29-2016
WAUKESHA — Doug Ciampa was looking to give customers a “fresher look” at the front counter of his restaurant, Jimmy’s Grotto.
Generac to acquire Motortech 11-29-2016
WAUKESHA — Generac Holdings, Inc. will acquire Motortech Holding, a Germany- based manufacturer.
Hartford to pay consultant $20K more for 2016 work 11-27-2016
The consultant aiding in implementing Hartford’s downtown development plan will be paid an additional $20,000 for work completed in 2016.
Vacant land on St. Paul and Barstow for sale 11-27-2016
WAUKESHA — The possibilities may be endless for the development of two parcels of land near the intersection of St. Paul Avenue and Barstow Street.
Unemployment rates continue to fall across state 11-25-2016
MADISON - Department of Workforce Development data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that unemployment rates across Wisconsin continued to decline in October.
Retailers observe day of rest 11-25-2016
DELAFIELD — Despite our hyper-commercialized world, there are some thriving retailers bucking the trend to remain open no matter the time or day, specifically Sunday.
ProHealth adds 3T MRI scanner 11-25-2016
PEWAUKEE — Prohealth Care’s clinical campus added an advanced 3T MRI scanner earlier this month.
Small Business Saturday helps neighbors 11-25-2016
WAUKESHA — The Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday, in which people are urged to support their communities and shop local.
Johnson Controls and Hall Of Fame Village to create first sports and entertainment ‘Smart City’11-23-2016
Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls and Hall of Fame Village LLC (a partnership between the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Industrial Realty Group) have entered into an 18-year agreement to create the first sports and entertainment “smart city” that will carry the name Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio.
Businesses share space to cut costs
Most small businesses operate on their own and accept the costs and risks of working out of a location.
Cafe/deli coming to downtown 11-23-2016
WAUKESHA — For 14 years, Norm Bruce wanted to bring a cafe to run alongside Martha Merrell’s Books & Toys.
Firehouse Subs among tenants announced on Sunset Drive 11-23-2016
WAUKESHA — Those with empty stomachs will have three additional options on East Sunset Drive.
Fox Run Shopping Center in Waukesha sold 11-23-2016
WAUKESHA — The Fox Run Shopping Center near St. Paul Avenue and West Sunset Drive has been sold.
US court blocks overtime expansion pay rule for 4 million
LAS VEGAS — A federal court on Tuesday blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season, dealing a major blow to the Obama administration's effort to beef up labor laws it said weren't keeping pace with the times.
Cuckoo for Clock Repair 11-22-2016
GRAFTON — When Grafton’s Dan Delorit receives a call for a clock repair, he knows he’s putting a timepiece back in order. But in his mind, he’s doing something far more important.
Money in your community’s back pocket 11-22-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — They didn’t plan it that way, but it’s a happy coincidence that Grafton’s holiday parade is always the same day as Small Business Saturday.
Marcus acquires 14 new theatre locations 11-22-2016
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Theatres, part of The Marcus Corporation, announced Monday that it signed an agreement to acquire the assets of St. Louis-based Wehrenberg Theatres.
Brookfield Fashion Center acquired by Chicago firms 11-22-2016
BROOKFIELD — A partnership formed by two Chicago-based companies in the real estate industry has led to their acquisition of the Brookfield Fashion Center, the companies announced in a statement Monday.
Waukesha Denny’s closes without warning 11-22-2016
WAUKESHA — Customers pulling their vehicles up to Denny’s on St. Paul Avenue on Monday weren’t the only ones shocked to learn the longtime restaurant location had closed its doors for good.
Seasonal employment available, but look out for scams 11-19-2016
WEST BEND — The holiday season can account for a large percentage of a retailer’s annual sales. That also presents the opportunity for people looking for extra cash for holiday gifts and expenses to find good seasonal jobs.
Mad Rooster restaurateur, family members sentenced in tax conspiracy 11-19-2016
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee-area restaurateur has been sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring with his wife and son to skim millions of dollars in cash from his business and failing to report that as income.
Extending their reach 11-19-2016
PEWAUKEE —The small town of Ixonia isn’t a place associated with international exporting, but that’s exactly what two companies aim to do aided by the lessons they learned through Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s ExporTech.
Fong’s Restaurant property won’t be demolished until 2017 11-19-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The city of Oconomowoc will not be able to demolish Fong’s Garden, the 109 N. Main St. property it recently agreed to purchase from owner Tommy Lin, until it can inspect the property — which cannot occur before Jan. 1.
Fiserv announces share repurchase authorization 11-18-2016
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced Thursday that its Board of Directors has authorized it to repurchase 15 million shares of the company’s common stock, which is in addition to the shares remaining available under the company’s existing authorization.
State: More jobs, unemployment remains low in past year
WAUKESHA — Wisconsin gained 28,400 jobs in year-over-year data released by the state Department of Workforce Development on Thursday.
Wisconsin native Kendra Scott to open store in The Corners 11-18-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The first store by Wisconsin native Kendra Scott specializing in fashion accessories will open in The Corners of Brookfield in the spring.
Yellen says improving economy strengthens case for rate hike 11-17-2016
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Thursday that an improving U.S. economy has strengthened the case for raising interest rates.
Food cart owners optimistic despite issues 11-17-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Depending on how the wind is blowing, citizens scurrying throughout Oconomowoc’s downtown are often treated by the aromas of the numerous businesses hoping to feed a hungry crowd.
Apartments decision delayed 11-17-2016
CEDARBURG — At its peak, the standing-room-only crowd was so large that it spilled out into the hallway, outside of the council chambers.
Pat’s Jiffy Stop in West Bend closing Friday 11-17-2016
Pat LaBuda, owner of Pat’s Jiffy Shop, is retiring and closing the doors of her convenience store Friday after more than 20 years at the East Decorah Road business.
Fong’s property sold to city for $1.25M 11-17-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Well, that took a while. After years of attempting to strike a deal, the city of Oconomowoc will acquire the property at 109 N. Main St., better known as Fong’s Garden, for $1.25 million.
Brady Corporation earnings increase in first quarter 11-16-2016
MILWAUKEE - Brady Corporation announced Thursday that its first quarter earnings increased 20.6 percent compared to the same period a year prior.
Wisconsin health care groups concerned about self-insurance 11-16-2016
MADISON — A group of health care stakeholders have asked Gov. Scott Walker to consider how self-insuring state workers could affect Wisconsin’s economy and its health care market.
Shorewest unveils remodeled website for house shoppers 11-16-2016
Shorewest, REALTORS has launched its newly remodeled website.
Experts expect good holiday spending season 11-16-2016
Retail experts are expecting a high-spending holiday season, which is good news for retailers and the nation’s economy.
Internet good and bad for businesses of all sizes 11-16-2016
A fundamental shift has occurred in terms of commerce and not a single merchant has been unaffected.
Proposed change of Olympia Resort hits snag 11-16-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The proposed change of the storied Olympia Resort into a retirement village known as Genesis Villages at Olympia hit a major snag Tuesday night when the Oconomowoc Common Council determined the plans surrounding the move lack too much detail.
Panera to open Dec. 7 in Waukesha 11-16-2016
WAUKESHA — The latest addition to The Shoppes at Fox River, Panera Bread, has a tentative opening date of Dec. 7.
Construction underway on Slinger dialysis center 11-15-2016
SLINGER — If all goes well, kidney dialysis patients in Washington County will have a new location to undergo treatment on a regular basis starting this spring.
Re-Newed Fortune 11-15-2016
CEDARBURG — Jimmy and Wilson Phoa left the restaurant business behind when their parents closed the New Fortune restaurant four years ago.
Banking on it 11-15-2016
THIENSVILLE — While ambitious work on the site has been taking place for several weeks, Port Washington State Bank celebrated plans for its seventh branch Wednesday with a ground-breaking ceremony in Thiensville.
Real estate closings in Ozaukee County increase 53.1% over same month last year 11-15-2016
CEDARBURG — The 124 single-family, condominium and townhome properties that closed in Ozaukee County in October are an increase from 113 in September and 81 in October 2015, which is a 53.1-percent increase, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Buddy Squirrel opening at Cedar Creek Settlement  11-15-2016
CEDARBURG — The shop that once housed Amish Craftsman in the Cedar Creek Settlement will be the new home of Buddy Squirrel.
Job fair held to prepare for HUSCO layoffs 11-15-2016
PEWAUKEE — The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board and HUSCO International joined together to hold a custom job fair in advance of the company laying off 100 workers this month and during December.
Shopko creates credit card program 11-14-2016
GREEN BAY - Shopko has launched its first private label credit card program in partnership with First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha and a leading issuer of credit cards.
New co-defendants to be named in Bermico developer’s suit 11-13-2016
A Friday motions hearing, which was to be held in connection with developer John Bagley’s lawsuit against the city of West Bend, Washington County and officials from both governments, was postponed until Dec. 16 after Bagley’s attorney Walter Stern suffered a medical emergency.
Home sales up 9% in October 11-13-2016
MILWAUKEE — Home sales grew 9.1 percent in October throughout the greater Milwaukee area.
LindenGrove undergoes $1.4 million renovation 11-12-2016
WAUKESHA — Linden-Grove Communities will undergo a $1.4 million renovation project to better accommodate its residents, the assisted living business announced in a statement Thursday.
Waukesha-built engines saved lives on 9/11 11-11-2016
MILWAUKEE — Several engine-generator units created by Waukesha Engine had served to keep electricity running during the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.
Kohl’s tops earnings forecasts on lower costs 11-11-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When entering one of the main parking lots at Shorehaven, drivers are met by men driving construction equipment who are constructing the $26.7 million final phase of a project adding more apartments to the senior living facility.
Shorehaven construction moving forward 11-10-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When entering one of the main parking lots at Shorehaven, drivers are met by men driving construction equipment who are constructing the $26.7 million final phase of a project adding more apartments to the senior living facility.
Petitions aim to shut down apartment proposal 11-10-2016
CEDARBURG — Though the road to proposed development approval is long and involved, the journey of the highly contentious Borgia buildings could end Monday in the absence of a majority vote from the Cedarburg Common Council.
County continues to look into reliever route 11-10-2016
Washington County officials want to know whether the reliever route planned for the Hartford area is feasible and they are authorizing several studies to investigate the impact it will have on the community.
Kohl’s to hire new CFO 11-10-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Department Stores announced Wednesday that it will hire a new chief financial officer in the spring.
Aurora to open new clinic in Oak Creek 11-10-2016
OAK CREEK — Aurora Health Care announced Wednesday that it plans to bring a new $17 million clinic to the city.
IBAW to host breakfast update 11-10-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host a breakfast meeting next week to discuss the transformation of downtown Milwaukee.
Church members change minds, reject cell tower 11-10-2016
WAUKESHA — An emotional plea was made by residents regarding a proposed 106foot cellphone tower and a surprise change of heart was disclosed by a church lay leader in relation to the plan at a Plan Commission meeting Wednesday.
Terex Corp. to close facility, lay off 92 11-10-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — As part of a consolidation plan, Terex Corporation will close its facility on Bluemound Road and lay off 92 employees by mid-February, the Department of Workforce Development announced Wednesday in a statement.
O’Reilly’s store opens in Slinger 11-09-2016
SLINGER — It’s been a busy first few weeks for Randy Fogle, who manages the new O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store that opened for business in the village Sept. 24.
Johnson Controls has net sales increase in fourth quarter
MILWAUKEE — Earning reports from Johnson Controls show that the company had a net loss of more than $1 billion but had a net sales increase of more than $10 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter.
WEDC seeks companies for China trade venture 11-09-2016
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is seeking companies to join a trade venture to China next spring, the organization announced Tuesday.
Casey hits ground running with Waukesha Center for Growth 11-08-2016
WAUKESHA - Throughout his career, Tim Casey has made a living by aiding communities across Wisconsin in an effort to expand the state’s business economy.
Luther Manor launches adult day program 11-08-2016
WAUWATOSA — Luther Manor, a nonprofit, faith-based Life Plan Community serving seniors in Wauwatosa, Grafton and Mequon, recently announced a new adult day program called The Academy @ Luther Manor.
Port Washington State Bank schedules groundbreaking for Thiensville branch office 11-08-2016
THIENSVILLE — Port Washington State Bank will celebrate the beginning of construction on its new Thiensville branch with a groundbreaking ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Falafel Guys in Thiensville announces launch of delivery service 11-08-2016
THIENSVILLE — Falafel Guys, 105 W. Freistadt Road, announced on Twitter Nov. 1 that it has started delivery service to Mequon, Thiensville and Cedarburg.
Coldwell Banker comparison determines Mequon homes are state’s most expensive 11-08-2016
MEQUON — The most expensive average home price in Wisconsin is in Mequon.
Home sales in region continue to rise 11-08-2016
MILWAUKEE — Home sales across the metro Milwaukee area continued to increase in September, although the rise was not as steep in Ozaukee County as the region as a whole.
Serving up sweet & savory 11-08-2016
WAUKESHA — Americans often think of crepes as filled with Nutella and topped with whipped cream, but they can be so much more, such as filled with savory meat and mushrooms.
Total Wine & More to open Thursday 11-08-2016
BROOKFIELD — Total Wine & More will open its first store in Wisconsin on Thursday.
Public hearing scheduled for Comprehensive Plan 2035
MUKWONAGO — For most of the past year, officials and committees have been putting their best effort toward compiling an update to the Comprehensive Plan 2035.
Staying competitive in a BIG MARKET
WAUKESHA — As Black Friday sales at big-box retail stores continue to be rolled out prior to the official start of the holiday shopping season, small businesses across the county continue highlighting their uniqueness to draw in customers.
Sobelman’s Pub and Grill nears Richfield opening 11-04-2016
RICHFIELD — A shot of adrenaline could soon be provided to the village’s downtown business district after action taken Thursday night at the Richfield Plan Commission’s regular meeting.
Rebecca Kleefisch to speak at Business Alliance program
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced the panel for its key industries program, which will take place Dec. 8.
Lake Country Bed Barn coming to Waukesha 11-04-2016
WAUKESHA — Lake Country Bed Barn will open its second location in Waukesha County.
Kohl’s to remain open on Thanksgiving Day 11-04-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Breaking the trend of many retailers this holiday season, Kohl’s will open Thanksgiving Day and stay open through Black Friday, the company announced Thursday.
Cultivating a healthy workplace 11-04-2016
PALMYRA — About 15 years ago, Standard Process wanted to start a wellness program for its employees.
Engineering the future workforce 11-04-2016
WAUKESHA — It has produced some of the top ACT scores in the state. It has high schoolers working on real-world projects with professionals in the industry. It even has some students finishing their senior year with summer internships already lined up at major firms.
Bear Hoff to make history at Alloy 11-04-2016
WAUKESHA — As Betsy Bear Hoff walked through an Alloy Products Corporation plant Tuesday, it was easy to see the close-knit environment that she’s helped create in her 28 years working for the company.
Small Business Saturday promotion begins in Cedarburg
CEDARBURG — With less than three weeks until Thanksgiving and only 50 shopping days left until Christmas, the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce and Partnership Bank are rolling out the first phase of Cedarburg’s Small Business Saturday campaign.
Thiensville to negotiate over M&I site 11-03-2016
THIENSVILLE — Village officials will spend the next 10 months negotiating with the owner of the old M& I Bank property over a denied request to demolish the building.
West Bend businesses address parking problem 11-03-2016
West Bend businesses owners can expect a notice soon informing them about etiquette parking, particularly for employees, in the downtown area.
Private-sector job growth slows to lowest level since May, ADP says 11-03-2016
ROSELAND, N.J. — The nation’s private-sector employers slowed their pace of hiring last month to the lowest level since May, but the still-decent job growth should keep the Federal Reserve on track for an interest rate hike before the end of the year.
TOTAL Mechanical acquires AG Industries 11-03-2016
PEWAUKEE — TOTAL Mechanical has formed a new entity, called AGI LLC.
Gossen Corp. to close its facilities 11-03-2016
GLENDALE — The Department of Workforce Development said in a letter that Gossen Corporation will close and leave 92 workers without jobs.
Panda Express proposed for Sunset Drive 11-03-2016
WAUKESHA — The same developer who filed a notice of claim against the city seeking $3 million in damages has proposed another Panda Express restaurant.
Keller Inc. to take on 2 projects 11-02-2016
Germantown's Keller Inc. has been selected for two construction projects.
MGS consolidates equipment divisions 11-02-2016
MGS Manufacturing Group Inc. in Germantown on Tuesday merged its two equipment groups — MGS Automation and Universal Multishot Systems.
Jackson-based Accord buys Jeninga Bros. Metal Forming 11-02-2016
The owners of Jackson-based Accord Manufacturing Inc. have acquired the assets of Jeninga Bros. Metal Forming, allowing the company to increase its capacity and capability — adding draw stamping and wire forming to its offerings.
Delta Defense gets national recognition
Delta Defense, LLC has been named among the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine for the fifth consecutive year.
Hartford agrees to pay for added study for reliever route 11-02-2016
HARTFORD — On an 8-1 vote, aldermen on Tuesday night approved paying $17,500 for Washington County to have a study completed on the economic impact of a proposed reliever route north of the city.
Bruno’s production rising steadily 11-02-2016
OCONOMOWOC — As the population in the United States continues to age in record numbers, Bruno Independent Living Aids continues to grow at a record pace.
Quad/Graphics has drop in third-quarter sales 11-02-2016
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. saw a decrease in net sales from last years third quarter, the company announced in a statement Tuesday.
North Shore Bank acquires Layton State Bank’s parent company 11-01-2016
BROOKFIELD — North Shore Bank announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Layton Park Financial Group, Inc.. the parent company of Layton State Bank, effective Friday.
Johnson Controls completes separation of Adient 11-01-2016
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced Monday it has completed the separation of its automotive seating business, which is now known as Adient.
West Bend asks governor, legislators to close tax loopholes 11-01-2016
Facing two lawsuits and the prospect of a significant decline in tax revenues from larger retailers, area administrators have officially petitioned state officials for assistance.
Port Washington State Bank schedules groundbreaking for Thiensville branch office 11-01-2016
THIENSVILLE — Port Washington State Bank will celebrate the beginning of construction on its new Thiensville branch with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Mequon’s Dragonfly Farm earns certification 11-01-2016
MEQUON — The laying hens and geese at Dragonfly Farm are now certified as Animal Welfare Approved.
Low profile, big influence 11-01-2016
PORT WASHINGTON — Franklin Energy may be this year’s Ozaukee Economic Development’s Large Business of the Year, but its naturally low-profile nature means that many Ozaukee County residents don’t even know it’s here.
NuGenesis to close; similar company to take its place
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — NuGenesis of Oconomowoc, a nonprofit organization with the goal of promoting health through food education, has closed as of Friday.
BelAir Cantina coming to The Corners
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - BelAir Cantina is coming to The Corners of Brookfield when it opens in April, the company announced at an event Friday.
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Johnson Insurance hires Janowitz  12-02-2016
RACINE — Johnson Insurance Services has hired Darlene Janowitz as its senior vice president, director of operations, the company announced Wednesday.
Benes & Krueger to join Wipfli LLP 12-02-2016
MILWAUKEE — Wipfli LLP announced that Wisconsin- based Benes & Krueger, S.C. has joined its team, effective Thursday.
Northwestern Mutual to give over $200K in grants 12-02-2016
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual announced Thursday that it’s awarding $225,000 in grants to nonprofits throughout the area.
Wallner Builders hire Kowalke 12-01-2016
BUTLER — Wallner Builders, a home remodeling and design service, has hired Brian Kowalke as new project manager.
Germantown native joins Ameriprise Financial in Brookfield 11-30-2016
Mark Filla of Germantown has joined Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. office in Brookfield as a financial advisor and managing director of the Filla Latzke Group.
EPIC Creative names project manager 11-30-2016
EPIC Creative announced Tuesday it hired Leah Melichar to its account management team.
CFO Koss to lead Culver’s 11-30-2016
PRAIRIE DU SAC — Joseph Koss, who has been chief financial officer for Culver Franchising System Inc. since 2000, will become president and chief executive officer at the beginning of the new year.
Waterstone Mortgage promotes Fenske
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Waterstone Mortgage Corporation announced that it’s promoted an employee.
Bucks hire new COO McCarthy 11-25-2016
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks announced Wednesday that the organization has hired a new chief operating officer.
Scottfree Salon opens in Mequon 11-22-2016
Bobbi Jo Rademann, owner of Scottfree, a new salon in Mequon, holds the scissors and is surrounded by salon associates and representatives from the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 3.
West Bend bank CEO elected to Chicago bank’s board 11-18-2016
Joe Fazio, CEO of Commerce State Bank in West Bend, has been elected to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s Board of Directors for a four-year term starting Jan. 1.
Rogers Behavioral Health hires first general counsel 11-17-2016
SUMMIT — Marybeth Herbst-Flagstad has been named the first general counsel for Rogers Behavioral Health, according to a Nov. 11 press release issued by the health system.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly donates to food pantries 11-16-2016
HARTLAND — Fox Bros Piggly Wiggly recently distributed $6,000 in Piggly Wiggly gift cards to four Lake Country area food pantries to help make sure people in Lake Country who need food will be taken care of for the holidays.
Slinger’s Oldham joins Thrivent Financial
Michelle Oldham of Slinger has joined Thrivent Financial as a financial representative with the organization’s East Wisconsin/Upper Peninsula Michigan Regional financial office.
Cedarburg Physical Therapy celebrates with ribbon-cutting 11-15-2016
Representatives of Cedarburg Physical Therapy and the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce recently marked the opening of the business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Cornerstone Community Bank announces addition to its board of directors 11-15-2016
GRAFTON — Rick Haendel has joined the board of directors at Cornerstone Community Bank.
Casa Guadalupe adds third new Executive Board member since April 11-15-2016
Casa Guadalupe Education Center in West Bend has added three new members to the executive board during the past seven months.
Days of Total Wine and ribbons 11-13-2016
Nichole Cooper of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, Total Wine & More management members, Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto and Carol White of the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce celebrate the grand opening of Total Wine & More, 17300 W. Bluemound Road, by cutting a symbolic ribbon Wednesday.
New GM announced at Copesan 11-10-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Copesan Services announced recently that it promoted an employee to general manager at two of its wholly-owned operating companies.
Top associates for October announced 11-09-2016
Shorewest Realtors’ West Bend/Hartford office has announced its top associates for October.
EPIC Creative adds web expert 11-09-2016
EPIC Creative, a full-service advertising and marketing agency headquartered in West Bend, has hired Mark Davis to its web department.
Founder of SEEK Careers/Staff is featured speaker at Women’s FOCUS meeting 11-08-2016
MEQUON — Carol Schneider, founder and CEO of SEEK Careers/Staffing Inc., is the speaker at the Nov. 16 luncheon meeting of Women’s FOCUS.
Strade joins Top Floor 11-08-2016
NEW BERLIN — Top Floor announced that it’s hired a new member.
Froedtert recognized with national award 11-08-2016
MILWAUKEE — For the 12th straight year, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin earned a national award, the company announced Monday.
W.M. Sprinkman announces two more hires 11-03-2016
WAUKESHA - W.M. Sprinkman announced the hiring of two new employees to its newly-relocated business.
County Executive Awards presented to businesses 11-03-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Waukesha County Executive Awards were presented Wednesday to honor those businesses that have shown dedication to the county.
Gervais, investment consultant at Baird, earns professional designation 11-01-2016
MEQUON — Roger Gervais, a senior investment consultant at Robert W. Baird in Mequon, has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
GS Global Resources hosts ribbon cutting at new headquarters 10-28-2016
MUKWONAGO - GS Global Resources, 926 Perkins Drive, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new headquarters Thursday.
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