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Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay
WASHINGTON — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than 11 years after a judge ruled that the companies had misled the public about the dangers of cigarettes.
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Nothing they can do 11-21-2017
CEDARBURG — Almost three dozen residents of Cedarton Estates received a lesson in state government last week, and it was a bit of a bitter pill to swallow.
Oconomowoc officials reviewing easterly welcome mat
11-21-2017
OCONOMOWOC — It is an area of the city that includes low-rise to mid-rise buildings, historic buildings with an array of architectural styles and a range of property classifications.
MOD Pizza opens in Oconomowoc 11-21-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A growing pizza chain that aims to provide a new and cutting-edge feel to families despite its national presence has officially brought its expansive list of toppings to the city’s growing Pabst Farms area.
Committee asks for residents’ opinions on revitalizing downtown 11-21-2017
MUKWONAGO — The Downtown Strategic Plan Steering Committee is offering a survey to Mukwonago residents, business owners and tourists to gauge their interests and thoughts on the revitalization of the village’s downtown, according to Village Administrator John Weidl.
Farrow signs 2018 county budget 11-18-2017
WAUKESHA — Accompanied by supervisors from Waukesha’s County Board, County Executive Paul Farrow signed the 2018 county budget on Friday afternoon.
Feds propose $1.8 million fine in Cambria plant explosion
11-17-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin milling company should pay $1.8 million in fines for failing to prevent a fatal plant explosion earlier this year, federal labor officials announced Friday.
Hard work is a family tradition at MJ Stevens 11-17-2017
TOWN OF ADDISON — Mark Jug tapped into more than 80 years of experience — all the tips and tricks of the restaurant industry — to establish MJ Stevens Pub ’N’ Restaurant, 5260 Aurora Road.
Wisconsin added 9,500 jobs in October 11-17-2017
MADISON — During October, 9,500 private sector jobs were created in Wisconsin, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Workforce Development.
This Great Coffee Place in Hartland to close 11-17-2017
HARTLAND — After 11 years of business, This Great Coffee Place in Hartland will close. According to the business’s Facebook page, a buyer is sought.
OHS hospitality class partners with Golden Mast 11-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc High School hospitality class partnered with the iconic Golden Mast Inn of Okauchee last month for a real restaurant management and operations experience, according to a press statement from the Oconomowoc Area School District.
MOD Pizza to hold grand opening Friday 11-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A growing pizza chain that aims to provide a new and cutting-edge feel to families despite its national presence has officially brought its expansive list of toppings to the city’s growing Pabst Farms area.
Apartment project awaiting standard plan approvals, financing 11-16-2017
CEDARBURG — Little has changed since the Arrabelle apartment project architectural plans for the former St. Francis Borgia School site were approved in July.
Abendroth to veto Logemann sale 11-16-2017
MEQUON — Mequon Mayor Dan Abendroth said Wednesday he will veto action taken by the Mequon Common Council to approve a contract to sell the Logemann Center property for a restaurant.
Cedarburg revokes August Weber Haus liquor license
11-16-2017
CEDARBURG — After more than two hours of testimony and an hour of closed session deliberation, the Cedarburg Common Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to revoke the Class B liquor license for the August Weber Haus.
Former Signicast owner donates $2 million for WCTC manufacturing center 11-16-2017
PEWAUKEE — The former president and owner of Signicast Corporation, Walter (Terry) Lutz, donated on Wednesday $2 million to Waukesha County Technical College.
A brilliant business model 11-16-2017
PEWAUKEE — Back in 2004, Janet D’Amato of Pewaukee took out a loan as a single mother of two and started a hairstyling and nail technician salon called Brillare, which means to brilliantly shine in Italian.
Double J Transport will move to new location Dec. 1 11-15-2017
TOWN OF POLK — After decades of leasing their location in Jackson, Double J Transport will soon move into a newly constructed building they will own and which is four times the size of their current facility.
Duluth Trading Company to have soft opening this weekend 11-15-2017
WAUKESHA — The new Duluth Trading Company location in Waukesha will have a soft opening this weekend and a grand opening Nov. 29.
Gathering around the fire at Outside Inn
11-15-2017
MUSKEGO — When the doors of Outside Inn open this spring in Muskego, be prepared to be transported into the woods.
Officials reviewing plans for Brookfield Square BistroPlex theater 11-15-2017
BROOKFIELD — Plans for a Marcus Corp. multiplex theater at Brookfield Square have come into sharper focus following some recently revealed details.
Ameriprise Financial announces Thursday open house at new Mequon office 11-14-2017
MEQUON, WIS. – Ameriprise Financial will hold an open house 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at its new branch office in Mequon.
Driverless car lanes among options studied for Foxconn plant 11-14-2017
MILWAUKEE — As regional leaders prepare for challenges that will result from the massive Foxconn plant in southeastern Wisconsin, the possibility of driverless vehicles is being studied as one way to deal with traffic issues.
Yoga for life 11-14-2017
MEQUON — As a busy mom with a growing family, Paula Evans found that she didn’t always find time to nurture her yoga practice.
Court rules against abandoned Clark Station 11-14-2017
GRAFTON — If the owners of the abandoned Clark Station on Washington Street don’t close out the underground gasoline tanks they left behind, the state will do it for them.
Council to review August Weber liquor license tonight 11-14-2017
CEDARBURG — A Common Council hearing on the status of the August Weber Haus’ Class B liquor license will be held at 7 p.m. today at Cedarburg City Hall, W63 N645 Washington Ave.
Wheel & Sprocket purchases Bay View industrial building
11-14-2017
MILWAUKEE — Wheel & Sprocket will open its first location in Milwaukee after purchasing a building in the Bay View neighborhood.
Proposed federal tax laws cause concern for Realtors
11-14-2017
WAUKESHA — Mike Ruzicka, president of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, is happy with how October ended — with a 6.2 increase in home sales — but is concerned about possible future federal tax laws and how they may negatively affect the housing market.
Turning from eyesore to ‘sloppy’ delight
11-12-2017
HUBERTUS — The building at 3723 Hubertus Road, which houses Sloppy Joe’s Saloon and Spoon, was meant to be a restaurant.
Developer proposes apartments at former brewery site 11-11-2017
WEST BEND — Developers interested in renovating the former brewery adjacent to Highway 33 presented details of their plans to mixed reviews from West Bend officials.
Tax rates drop in 2018 Mukwonago budget 11-10-2017
MUKWONAGO - The Village Board unanimously approved on Thursday night a 2018 budget that will increase the village’s total tax levy by $101,123 due to an increase of 2.208 percent in net new construction, according to the Mukwonago 2018 Annual Budget Document.
Finance Committee unanimously passes new proposed budget 11-10-2017
WAUKESHA - Months in the making, the 2018 Waukesha County budget, with a total tax levy of $103,422,375 was officially adopted by the Finance Committee Wednesday morning. 
City hopes to give Summit Avenue corridor shot in the arm 11-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council approved Tuesday a resolution authorizing the Community Development Authority to seek interest proposals from groups who would like to spruce up underutilized areas of the Summit Avenue Corridor.
City housing outlook nears planned 60/40 split 11-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The city’s established goal of creating a ratio in which 60 percent of residences will be single-family homes and 40 percent duplex or multifamily abodes is nearing its completion, a briefing said.
West Bend Downtown BID Board to pay for extra holiday decorations 11-09-2017
West Bend officials will invest additional money to maintain the holiday decorations they use to adorn the city.
Rockwell Automation misses 4Q profit forecasts 11-09-2017
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $204.6 million.
Russ Darrow opens West Bend Nissan dealership 11-09-2017
WEST BEND — Russ Darrow Group opened its Nissan dealership, 2675 W. Washington St., on Wednesday morning.
Former employee to open Brennan’s Cellars in Madison
11-09-2017
MADISON — A former Brennan’s Market employee will bring the brand back when he opens Brennan’s Cellars in Madison during December.
BBB Wisconsin says optimistic holiday sales forecasts is good for job seeker 11-08-2017
The Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin said Friday because of predictions of increased holiday sales over last year, retailers are expecting to hire more seasonal workers and potentially turn tens of thousands of seasonal jobs into full-time employment.
Turning up the volume 11-08-2017
SLINGER — It was a momentous occasion for Emily Balistreri when she opened the hair salon, Volumize Studio at 103 Kettle Moraine Drive South, Slinger, about seven months ago.
Entering the business world EARLY 11-08-2017
HARTLAND — Cam Prescott, a 12-year-old “Kidpreneur,” has started her own line of lip balm called Smooch Lip Balm and Slime.
New owner takes over glass pyramid
11-07-2017
GRAFTON — What is believed to be one of the tallest buildings in Ozaukee County is now under new ownership.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts offering holiday events 11-07-2017
MILWAUKEE — From dazzling tree lightings and breakfast with Santa to ugly sweater parties and holiday meals, Milwaukee-area residents can find exciting festivities this year at The Pfister Hotel, Hilton Milwaukee and InterContinental Milwaukee hotels, according to a press release.
Ozaukee September home sales dropped 4.2 percent
11-07-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — According to data provided by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, home sales in the metropolitan Milwaukee Area decreased an average of 1.1 percent in September, marking only the third time in 2017 that sales fell.
‘A super-funky store’ 11-07-2017
MUKWONAGO — The Green Rabbit Clay Studio, a new retail pottery shop and clay studio on 611 Main Street in Mukwonago, will open for business on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. said owner Jessie Schroeder Voss.
Casa del Rio grand reopening a success 11-07-2017
WAUKESHA — After a week full of family-friendly activities, from trick-or-treating to tequila tastings, Casa del Rio has successfully finished its grand reopening.
FirsTime Design limited announces third quarter results
11-05-2017
NEW BERLIN — FirsTime Design announced Friday net sales for the nine months ended Sept. 30 of $6,620, an increase of 17.1 percent compared to the same period last year, and consolidated net loss of $146 or ($0.09) per common share for the nine-month period.
Looking fore-ward 11-04-2017
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center opened for the season Friday with two new golf simulators.
The Crepe Cafe brings taste of Europe to Waukesha 11-04-2017
WAUKESHA — About 60 percent of the customers who have walked into The Crepe Café have never had a crepe — and owner Llazar Konda is excited to expose them to the European treat.
Jason Industries reports 3Q loss 11-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Jason Industries Inc. (JASN) on Thursday reported a loss of $1.6 million in its third quarter.
Open a brew pub? ‘Sure. We like beer’
11-03-2017
Wayne Kainz and his wife, Dana, wanted to open a restaurant in downtown West Bend in 2004.
Bill’s & Brei’s Taco Station closes 11-03-2017
WAUKESHA — Only open a short time, Bill’s & Brei’s Taco Station in downtown Waukesha has closed.
Marcus Corp. files lawsuit over planned cinema at The Corners 11-03-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The parent company of a local movie theater chain on Thursday made good on a pledge to take legal action against a planned cinema at The Corners mixed-use development.
Hydro-Thermal Corp. hosts nonperishable drive for troops
11-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Hydro-Thermal Corporation, a Waukesha developer and manufacturer of Hydroheaters, is hosting a nonperishable donation drive from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17 to collect food and personal care items for U.S. troops, according to a press release.
Bear Arms gets OK for loan from city 11-02-2017
MEQUON — The developer of a planned indoor shooting range on Mequon’s far southwest side has received initial approval for a $50,000 loan from the city’s revolving loan fund.
Mequon office building destroyed by fire 11-02-2017
MEQUON — The former headquarters for Charter Manufacturing was destroyed in a fire Monday night.
Book World to close all locations 11-02-2017
Book World Inc. announced Wednesday that all 45 locations would be closing and a liquidation sale would begin today and continue until all inventory is sold. The company has more than 300 employees.
Rexnord beats Street 2Q forecasts 11-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — Rexnord Corp. (RXN) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $29.8 million.
Rockwell board rejects acquisition proposal 11-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Rockwell Automation, Inc. confirmed Tuesday it has rejected an unsolicited proposal from Emerson to acquire the Milwaukee company.
Badger Meter acquires N.C. company 11-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Badger Meter, Inc. announced Wednesday it acquired the assets of Carolina Meter & Supply, based in Wilmington, North Carolina, and hired its five employees.
Johnson Controls expands battery portfolio to address increased demand 11-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Johnson Controls Power Solutions will add 11 battery group sizes in order to meet a growing need.
A decade of ‘liquid gold’ 11-02-2017
BROOKFIELD — Josh Saiia, owner of Oro di Oliva, is celebrating 10 years of selling premium quality, award-winning extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
Generac’s net sales increase 22.5% in 3Q 11-02-2017
TOWN OF GENESEE — Significant hurricane activity around the country resulted in Generac Holdings, Inc. having a strong third quarter with its net sales increasing 22.5 percent.
US auto sales fall even with strong sales of SUVs and trucks 11-01-2017
DETROIT — Increased demand from rental car companies, strong truck and SUV sales, and recovery from hurricanes in Florida and Texas weren't enough to push U.S. auto sales into positive territory for October.
Artisan Partners beats 3Q profit forecasts 11-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (APAM) on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $30.7 million.
Modine posts 2Q profit 11-01-2017
RACINE — Modine Manufacturing Co. (MOD) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $15.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Oshkosh tops Street 4Q forecasts 11-01-2017
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Corp. (OSK) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $93.5 million.
Fiserv misses Street 3Q forecasts 11-01-2017
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv Inc. (FISV) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $232 million.
Rustic Manor continues growing in Delafield 11-01-2017
DELAFIELD — Because of their entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work with government bureaucracies, Eric and Whitney Shneyder are familiar faces in City Hall.
Harbor Freight to open Waukesha store in mid-December 11-01-2017
WAUKESHA — The first Harbor Freight store in Waukesha County is set to open during mid-December in Waukesha’s Westbrook Shopping Center.
Quad/Graphics reports increased earnings in 3Q 11-01-2017
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. said by executing its company objectives, it has been able to succeed financially in the third quarter.
Workforce Development Board receives grants for youth programs 10-31-2017
A collaboration between the public and private sectors are providing stable employment opportunities for youngsters and adults throughout three of the adjacent counties in the area.
Ameriprise Financial opens Mequon branch 10-31-2017
MEQUON — Ameriprise Financial has opened a new branch office at 11039 Towne Square Road in Mequon.
Not an omnishop 10-31-2017
GRAFTON — National trends are showing the rise of the “omnishopper,” someone who uses technology to shop in a variety of retail channels.
Aurora Health Care and Northwestern Mutual invest $10M in startups 10-31-2017
WAUKESHA — Northwestern Mutual and Aurora Health Care announced Monday that each company will invest $5 million to support Milwaukee startups through a multi-year funding commitment, business resources and mentorship.
Briggs & Stratton to add 50 jobs in Alabama 10-31-2017
WAUKESHA — Briggs & Stratton announced Monday it will invest $12 million in its Auburn, Ala., plant, creating about 50 jobs.
New WEDC initiative to boost exports, foreign investment in state 10-31-2017
WAUKESHA — On Monday, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh announced an initiative with the purpose of increasing exports and foreign investments in Wisconsin.
Two new downtown businesses open in time for fall 10-31-2017
WAUKESHA — More than a dozen new shops and boutiques have opened in downtown Waukesha this year, including two in the same city block — Leather Strop Barbershop and Treasure Trove.
Casa del Rio to host grand reopening 20 years after first launching 10-31-2017
WAUKESHA — Twenty years after Casa del Rio first opened its doors, the family-friendly Mexican eatery will once again welcome Waukesha residents.
Campaign underway at HUHS to attract students to area skilled careers 10-29-2017
HARTFORD — It’s an old tune that many area businesses and industries continue to sing — the economy is expanding, but they don’t have enough skilled workers to meet customer demand.
Common Ground Healthcare expands northward 10-29-2017
BROOKFIELD — Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative announced Friday a partnership with Door County Medical Center starting in 2018 that will serve the health and insurance needs of Door and Kewaunee county residents.
Tasting history 10-28-2017
NEW BERLIN — This is where you can taste history. It can be tart, sweet or somewhere in between. A few have hints of pineapple, vanilla, apricot, strawberry or grapefruit. Most come with red, yellow and green skins.
US economy shows resilience with 2nd straight solid quarter 10-27-2017
WASHINGTON — Powered by businesses and consumers, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3 annual pace last quarter despite two devastating hurricanes — evidence of economic durability and all but assuring that the Federal Reserve will resume raising interest rates late this year.
Bibinger's: An authentic hidden gem
10-27-2017
CEDAR CREEK — As a high school student, Kady Gibowski worked at No-No’s Restaurant in Newburg. She did everything — washed dishes, cooked, served and hosted.
FAO Schwarz toy area added to Bon-Ton Stores 10-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — Shopping at The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. just got more playful with the addition of toy brand FAO Schwarz in 186 of the company’s departments stores and on its e-commerce website.
Weak summer film sales result in Marcus Corp’s earnings down 23.6% 10-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — The underperforming summer lineup of movies had negative effects far beyond Hollywood. On Thursday, The Marcus Corporation reported that its net earnings declined 23.6 percent during the third quarter for a total of $10,978,000 when compared to the third quarter of 2016 when net earnings were $14,372,000.
Two TIF districts close with mixed results 10-27-2017
WAUKESHA — Two of Waukesha’s Tax Increment Financing districts — created to incentivize and promote development in those areas — closed this year and will start to have a positive impact on tax bills next year, city finance officials say.
Landowner proposing 69-lot subdivision in town 10-26-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — The Plan Commission is requesting that F& M Snyder Family LLC provide a more detailed plan for a proposed 69-lot subdivision after examining the conceptual land use request for the project during its recent meeting.
OHS introduces personal finance as graduation requirement 10-26-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Classes in personal finance have been available at Oconomowoc High School for many years as elective credits; however, starting with this year’s freshmen class, personal finance will be required for graduation.
Plan commission OKs tattoo parlors for downtown 10-26-2017
GRAFTON — The village Plan Commission Tuesday approved adding tattoo and body piercing parlors to the list of conditional uses allowed in Grafton's downtown district.
141 new residences proposed for Grafton 10-26-2017
GRAFTON — A new development being proposed could add 141 households to the village of Grafton.
Waterstone Financial income declines 3.7% during 3Q
10-26-2017
WAUWATOSA — Waterstone Financial Inc.’s net income declined 3.7% during the recent third quarter.
Northwestern Mutual to pay $5.3 billion through dividend payout 10-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual will offer $5.3 billion in a 2018 dividend payout to its policy owners, according to a Wednesday announcement.
A.O. Smith reports record third-quarter earnings of $93.7M
10-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — The third quarter was stellar for A. O. Smith Corporation, which reported record net earnings of $93.7 million, or $0.54 per share, and an increase of 10 percent in sales.
WCTC gets Apple-certified 10-26-2017
PEWAUKEE — With a continued focus to lower costs for students, Waukesha County Technical College has opened the TechEx Center to sell Apple and other electronic devices.
Briggs & Stratton has 15% sales increase in first quarter
10-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — Citing sales related to recent storms and continued strength in commercial engines and products, Briggs & Stratton on Wednesday reported a 15 percent increase in sales during its first quarter.
Waukesha County unemployment lands at 2.8% 10-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — Unemployment rates continued to decline across the country with Waukesha County’s rate registering at 2.8 percent in September, while the city of Waukesha’s rate was 2.9 percent.
Innovation preserves memories 10-25-2017
New technology now available in Hartford can salvage wet cellphones, tablets, wearables and more.
Lammscapes uses straw to bring dinosaurs to life 10-25-2017
JACKSON — When Laurie Lamm McGraw sees the eyes of the visiting children light up and they scream, “That’s a triceratops,” that means the mission was accomplished.
Sargento Foods expanding in Wisconsin 10-25-2017
HILBERT — Sargento Foods is expanding in eastern Wisconsin for the fourth time in the past decade.
Stories Framed Photography moves to larger studio in Elm Grove 10-25-2017
ELM GROVE — Stories Framed Photography has moved to a larger space in Elm Grove to accommodate its growth.
Construction on Legacy Lofts at the Blommer Ice Cream Factory to start soon 10-25-2017
MILWAUKEE — A ground-breaking ceremony will be held 2 p.m. Nov. 8 for the Legacy Lofts at the Blommer Ice Cream Factory, 1500 W. North Ave., Milwaukee.
Telkonet, Inc. announces share repurchase program 10-25-2017
WAUKESHA — Telkonet, Inc. announced Tuesday a stock repurchase program of up to 10 million shares of the Waukesha company’s common stock.
BLiNK Artisan Boutique to open at Mayfair for holidays 10-25-2017
WAUWATOSA — Handmade goods will get a space next to the giants of retail during the holiday shopping season when BLiNK Artisan Boutique vendors fill a space in Mayfair Mall.
Economic and political panel discussion planned by Ozaukee Realtors on Nov. 2 10-24-2017
GRAFTON — The Ozaukee Realtors Association is conducting an economic and political panel discussion from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2.
A path to wellness 10-24-2017
MEQUON — When life caught up with Carol Nace, owner of Mequon’s Bodhi Ayurveda, she took matters into her own hands. Not only did she ultimately find her way back to wellness, her path also led her to a new venture.
Kettle Moraine Appliance site takes shape 10-24-2017
Work to renovate the former Formart Container building on Cedarburg’s south side is in full swing. The building at N144 W6050 Pioneer is being converted to a showroom and service center for Kettle Moraine Appliance & Sleep Center.
Cedarburg brand initiative moves forward 10-24-2017
CEDARBURG — What is Cedarburg’s brand? Chandlerthinks, a Tennessee-based marketing company specializing in municipal branding, will be able to tell us next year after being selected as the agency for Cedarburg’s Brand Strengthening Initiative.
Area farmers reflect on growing season 10-24-2017
A bounty of everything from apples to watermelon were available Saturday at the West Bend Farmers’ Market and so were growers willing to talk about their season.
Popp to replace retiring Johnson Financial Group CEO 10-24-2017
RACINE — When Johnson Financial Group CEO and President Thomas M. Bolger retires Jan. 1, James R. Popp will take over the role.
Meijer-brand produce recalled for Listeria contamination
10-24-2017
WAUKESHA — Meijer grocery stores have announced a recall of some of their brand produce items due to potential risks of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
MSOE to add $34M technologies education facility 10-24-2017
MILWAUKEE — A $34 million donation will allow Milwaukee School of Engineering to construct an academic facility that will be used for artificial intelligence, cyber security, robotics, cloud computing and other next-generation technologies education.
Shopko to offer Cricket Wireless products and services
10-23-2017
GREEN BAY — More than 200 Shopko locations will now offer Cricket Wireless products and services.
Sendik’s to close former Grasch Foods location 10-22-2017
BROOKFIELD — About a year-and-a-half since Sendik’s Food Markets bought the former Grasch Foods in Brookfield, the grocery store announced it would close the Lilly Road and North Avenue location because the cost to remodel the 28,000-square-foot store was too great
Salt of the water 10-21-2017
WAUKESHA - Brett Ekebom has fostered a fascination with coral reefs and saltwater tanks since he was 14 years old, cleaning filters and feeding fish at a store in Illinois. 
ManpowerGroup's revenue up 7% in third quarter 10-21-2017
MILWAUKEE - Revenues for Manpower-Group’s third quarter increased by 7 percent for a total of $5.5 billion when compared to the same period in 2016.
The Norbert: Adapt, adopt, improve 10-20-2017
A large sign hangs above the entrance to the kitchen from the house at The Norbert, a restaurant in downtown West Bend.
Walmart joins other retailers in ‘dark store’ argument with city 10-20-2017
WAUKESHA — Walmart has filed a lawsuit against Waukesha for allegedly excessive real estate taxes imposed this year under the “dark store” argument.
Recruitment event reflects need for manufacturing workers 10-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — In recent years, labor-related headlines across the state have frequently placed a spotlight on the abundance of manufacturing jobs and the need for skilled workers to fill empty positions.
Associated Banc-Corp’s sees positive results from more customer deposits 10-20-2017
GREEN BAY — With an increase in deposits from customers, Associated Banc-Corp saw an increase in income during the third quarter.
Sensient Technologies’ earnings decrease during 3Q 10-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — The third quarter ended on a sour note for Sensient Technologies Corporation, which saw a decline in earnings per share from continuing operations.
Bartolotta Restaurants partners with Marquette basketball team 10-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — Fans of Marquette University men’s basketball team will have a chance to pair fine food with their game experience as part of a partnership between the sports team and Bartolotta Restaurants during the 2017-18 season.
Net sales rise 8.4% for Snap-on in 3Q 10-20-2017
KENOSHA — The end of the third quarter saw positive financial news for Snap-on Incorporated, a global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools and systems solutions in Kenosha.
Packers partner with Microsoft to encourage economic growth in Fox River Valley 10-20-2017
GREEN BAY — Microsoft Corp. is working with the Green Bay Packers to increase economic expansion in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley via Titletown-Tech, a development next to Lambeau Field.
State unemployment rate ticks up in September 10-20-2017
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate ticked up in September, increasing from 3.4 percent to 3.5 percent.
Sikich unveils new branding with revamped logo, website 10-20-2017
BROOKFIELD — Sikich LLP is the most recent of several area companies to announce a rebranding effort.
Attracting Amazon HQ2 10-20-2017
WAUKESHA — After hitting the bullseye with the deal for Foxconn’s $10 billion manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin officials are again taking aim — this time at Amazon and its plans to construct a second headquarters.
Council rejects easement agreement involving The Parc on Lac La Belle 10-19-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Tuesday night’s meeting of the Oconomowoc Common Council went by at an unusual pace, with the only slow down occurring out of a matter of principle.
Nold doesn’t think condo development at historic site will work 10-19-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc’s mayor hopes Renner Architects scraps its idea of building a 12-unit condominium building in the 500 block of North Lake Road after the city already turned down two of its plans because they failed to meet restrictions.
Commerce State Bank's Fazio is Banker of the Year 10-19-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg resident Joe Fazio has received some national recognition this month – the chairman and CEO of the West Bend-based Commerce State Bank, which also operates a Cedarburg location, was named by the Independent Community Bankers of America as its 2017 national Community Banker of the Year.
The $3 million question 10-19-2017
CEDARBURG — There was nothing routine about the events of the Cedarburg Community Development Authority meeting Monday night. The task at hand was to move forward on the project plan for TID No. 4, which is the former Meta Mold/Amcast properties located at Hamilton and Johnson roads.
West Bend refunds retailer’s taxes after settlement 10-19-2017
After settling a lawsuit with one of the larger retailers in the area, West Bend representatives officially started the process for returning payments to fulfill their obligation.
Ashley Furniture in Pewaukee opens today 10-19-2017
PEWAUKEE — A soft opening and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held today for Ashley Furniture, which is set to return to its former location at 1256 Capitol Drive in Pewaukee.
Delafield landowner among Forbes' 400 richest 10-19-2017
DELAFIELD - Downtown Delafield's largest property owner is among the 400 richest Americans, according to Forbes Magazine.
The Pfister Hotel’s afternoon tea service to resume 10-19-2017
MILWAUKEE —The elegant afternoon tea service at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee will return Friday and be offered until April 1.
James Imaging Systems acquires Illinois company 10-19-2017
BROOKFIELD — James Imaging Systems has acquired the Wisconsin-based operations of Ross Imaging LLC of Illinois, which will allow it to expand operations in the Sheboygan and Appleton areas.
Woodman’s files suit for tax refund under ‘dark store’ argument 10-18-2017
WAUKESHA — Woodman’s Food Market filed a lawsuit against the city of Waukesha Monday for a refund of “excessive real estate taxes” imposed on the store in 2017.
Proposed Slinger car-rental business granted conditional use 10-18-2017
SLINGER — A proposed new car rental business in the village is moving closer to an opening day after recent action by the village’s Planning Commission.
Kwik Trip clears hurdle for 2nd West Bend location 10-18-2017
Developers proposing to construct a second Kwik Trip location in West Bend have been awarded exceptions that will allow them to construct a second retail and fuel location within the city, fulling a requirement that will allow them to move forward with the project.
Molina Healthcare to lay off 53 in Milwaukee 10-18-2017
MILWAUKEE —In December, 53 Molina Healthcare, Inc. employees in Milwaukee will lose their jobs, according to a notice received Tuesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative to partner with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin 10-18-2017
BROOKFIELD — Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative will add one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals to its individual and group networks in 2018 through an agreement with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, according to a news release Tuesday.
Operator for new Brookfield Square hotel, conference center named 10-18-2017
BROOKFIELD — Details surrounding the future of the former Sears Auto Center space on the southeast side of Brookfield Square mall have begun surfacing.
Harley-Davidson profit slides on weak US market 10-17-2017
NEW YORK — Profit continued to slide at Harley-Davidson during the third quarter as sales slowed faster in the U.S., its biggest market, than anywhere else other than Latin America.
Clark gas station in Mequon gets green light for plans to add to Port Washington Road site 10-17-2017
MEQUON — Mequon’s Planning Commission gave an informal nod Oct. 10 to plans to improve the Clark gas station at 10335 N. Port Washington Road.
Foxtown plans OK’d 10-17-2017
MEQUON — A year from now, you should be able to tip a glass and celebrate Oktoberfest at the renovated 1857-era brewery along Mequon Road.
Mueller Funeral Home celebrates 90 years in business 10-17-2017
CEDARBURG — Sometimes the sustainability of a family business really comes down to whether or not it was simply meant to be. Such is the case with Mueller Funeral Home, which is celebrating 90 years in business this year.
Logemann’s future gets even murkier 10-17-2017
MEQUON — Last Tuesday’s Mequon Common Council meeting was supposed to be the line in the sand when the fate of the Logemann Center would be decided.
West Bend officials OK mixed-use development 10-17-2017
A new development project is planned near the downtown West Bend area that will hopefully create additional residential and commercial activity for the city.
Innovation takes center stage at World Dairy Expo in Madison 10-17-2017
Dairy industry innovation that may soon be coming to a barn near you was on display at the 2017 World Dairy Expo Oct. 3-7 in Madison.
Heritage Muskego hosting informational lunch prior to opening 10-17-2017
MUSKEGO — Heritage Senior Living will provide an informational presentation and luncheon on Oct. 25 for those who would like more information about their new 108-unit care facility opening in Muskego next summer.
Local contractors selected for builds in Oak Creek, Germantown 10-17-2017
WAUKESHA — McGuire Contractors, Inc. based in Sussex was awarded two building projects that will be completed by December 2017.
City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce names Good Harvest Market Business of the Year 10-17-2017
WAUKESHA — Through tons of community events and wholesome, healthy foods, Good Harvest Market in Waukesha was recognized as Business of the Year by the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce last week.
Golden Pearl to open new Richfield facility by April 1 10-15-2017
The owner of a Saukville adult care business hopes to move into a new location in Richfield by April 1 at the latest.
Stories Framed Photography transitions to larger studio
10-15-2017
ELM GROVE — Stories Framed Photography has moved to a larger office space in Elm Grove due to the company’s growth and client needs.
General Mitchell International Airport welcomes new director 10-14-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Friday that transportation industry veteran Brian Dranzik will become director of General Mitchell International Airport beginning Monday.
Jury finds for City of Pewaukee builder in civil suit 10-14-2017
WAUKESHA — A City of Pewaukee builder has been awarded a $1.23 million verdict against a bank after it sold the loan the builder needed to complete a New Berlin condo project, causing the builder to spend his own funds to finish the job.
Waukesha County names R&R Insurance Business of the Year 10-14-2017
WAUKESHA — R& R Insurance, owned by the Riesch family, was named Waukesha County’s Business of the Year this week.
Loss of subsidies fuels Wisconsin health insurance hike
10-13-2017
MADISON, Wis. — More than 90 percent of people who buy health insurance through the federally run exchange in Wisconsin receive subsidies that President Donald Trump is taking away, fueling calls from Democrats and other advocates to take action to soften a spike in costs.
225 So. building sold to Chef Jack for caterer’s expansion 10-13-2017
WAUKESHA — Waukesha's well-known caterer Chef Jack Fisher has plans to purchase the 225 South building in an effort to expand his operations and offer customers a showroom for linens, taste testing and table settings, but it will abruptly end the family-owned Italian restaurant that has leased the address since 2015.
36 percent average jump for Wisconsin insurance buyers
10-13-2017
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin insurance officials say average premiums will jump 36 percent for people buying health coverage through the federally run exchange.
Waukesha Pick ’n Save stores remodeled, more shopper options 10-13-2017
WAUKESHA — Two Pick ’n Save stores on Sunset Drive in Waukesha reopened on Wednesday with complete remodels, hot pizza by the slice and build your-own trail mix bars.
Metro area home sales down 1.1% in September, up slightly for quarter 10-13-2017
WAUKESHA — September home sales in the four-county area surrounding Milwaukee dropped 1.1 percent from last year — the third time in 2017 that sales fell.
Public hearing on Amcast property to be held Monday
10-12-2017
CEDARBURG — The first step toward redevelopment of the 8.42-acre former Meta Mold Aluminum plant property starts this month with two meetings next week that are likely to lead to the development of a new tax incremental district.
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Innovations in health care 11-21-2017
MEQUON — Three teams of health care innovators claimed a total of $60,000 Nov. 8 as the winners of the Healthcare Innovation Pitch event, held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center as part of Milwaukee Startup Week activities.
Kettle Moraine High School recognized for personal finance education 11-19-2017
WALES — Kettle Moraine High School has been awarded a Next Gen Personal Finance Gold Standard Distinction for its commitment to the education of all students in 21st century personal finance skills.
Lockheed Martin to give partner award to Dedicated Computing 11-18-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Dedicated Computing, a partner for Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, has been selected by the company to receive the RMS Small Business Award at a ceremony in Orlando, Florida.
Advia Credit Union celebrates anniversary 11-17-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 1 to celebrate Advia Credit Union’s one-year anniversary and to celebrate its membership in the Brookfield chamber.
Hillside Chiropractic and Wellness joins the chamber 11-17-2017
DELAFIELD — Hillside Chiropractic and Wellness recently joined the Delafield Chamber of Commerce.
West Bend Mutual Insurance honored with national workplace award 11-15-2017
For the eighth year in a row, Business Insurance magazine and the Best Companies Group named West Bend Mutual Insurance Company as one of the nation’s top places to work in the large property/casualty insurer category, a news release said Friday.
Carroll appoints interim VP of finance and administrative services 11-14-2017
WAUKESHA — Carroll University has appointed Yvonne Berry as interim vice president of finance and administrative services.
Meijer continues charitable toy program 11-14-2017
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For the fourth consecutive year, Meijer is donating a portion of customer purchases made in the toy department, up to $400,000, to children’s gift-giving programs throughout the Midwest.
Waukesha Metal Products engineer honored with Women in Excellence award 11-14-2017
SUSSEX — Angela Klawes, an engineer with Waukesha Metal Products, has been selected by MetalForming magazine as one of its 2017 Women of Excellence in MetalForming & Fabricating.
Associated Bank opens in The Corridor
11-14-2017
BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 6 in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Associated Bank branch at The Corridor in Brookfield.
W.M Sprinkman welcomes new employees 11-14-2017
WAUKESHA — W.M. Sprinkman, a process equipment manufacturer headquartered in Waukesha serving the dairy, food and beverage, and brewing industries, recently welcomed three new employees.
Froedtert & MCW network pledges $1.65 million for dental clinic in Waukesha County 11-08-2017
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin health network will make a $1.65 million investment to improve access to dental care for medically underserved people living in Waukesha County.
Business Alliance welcomes Pavlic Vending Service 11-03-2017
WAUKESHA — A Waukesha company, Pavlic Vending Service provides full-line vending and office refreshment services to Wisconsin businesses.
Special Olympics joins Business Alliance 11-03-2017
WAUKESHA — The Special Olympics Wisconsin recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Aperture Labs joins Business Alliance
11-03-2017
WAUKESHA — Aperture Labs, an IT firm located in Waukesha, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Cedarburg chamber to award honorees at Nov. 9 meeting
11-02-2017
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of businesses and individuals who will be honored at the Chamber’s upcoming annual meeting and awards presentation Nov. 9.
Anderson receives Rotary Global Grant 10-31-2017
CEDARBURG — Ryan Anderson, a senior at the University of South Carolina and a 2014 graduate of Cedarburg High School, is a recipient of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue a Masters of Public Health at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Lori Gervais earns national recognition on listing of ‘Top Wealth Adviser Moms’ 10-31-2017
MEQUON — Lori Gervais, director with The Gervais Group at Baird, has been selected as one of the individuals on the first-ever “Top Wealth Adviser Moms” list released by Working Mother magazine and SHOOK Research.
Cornerstone Community Bank’s gift card drive to assist Ozaukee Family Services over holidays 10-31-2017
GRAFTON — Cornerstone Community Bank is hosting a gift card drive at its Grafton location, 2090 Wisconsin Ave., in November.
Schowalter named to Community Bankers Council 10-31-2017
PORT WASHINGTON — Steven R. Schowalter, chairman, president and CEO of Port Washington State Bank has been selected to serve on the American Bankers Association’s Community Bankers Council.
Ozaukee Realtors installs new president 10-31-2017
CEDARBURG — Ozaukee Realtors Association recently installed its new president, Troy Bretl with Realty Executives Choice in Port Washington, at its Installation and Awards Banquet held at the Port Hotel in Port Washington.
Froedtert’s Mequon Health Center celebrates opening
10-31-2017
The 92,000-square-foot facility saw its first patients Oct. 19. An open house Oct. 7 was attended by more than 500 people.
Badger Truck Center wins Deloitte Wisconsin 75 award 10-29-2017
MILWAUKEE — Badger Truck Center, a second-generation, family-owned commercial truck dealership, was the recipient of the Deloitte Wisconsin 75 award for 2017.
The Boldt Company wins BUILD Wisconsin Awards 10-27-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Boldt Company, won two 2017 BUILD Wisconsin Awards from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin.
’Nalytix joins Hartland chamber 10-27-2017
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomed ’Nalytix, LLC as a new member recently.
Kohl’s donates $800K for new Children’s Hospital program 10-25-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS —To help kids in Wisconsin lead a better life through healthy eating and active living, Kohl’s announced Tuesday it has donated $800,000 over the next two years to a new program, Mission: Healthy Kids, through Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Delafield chamber welcomes Socialwerkx 10-24-2017
DELAFIELD - Socialwerkx, a boutique digital marketing agency launched this year in Delafield, recently joined the Delafield Chamber of Commerce.
Marcus Hillside Cinema joins chamber
10-24-2017
DELAFIELD - The Marcus Hillside Cinema, featuring 14 auditoriums, recently joined the Delafield Chamber of Commerce.
ForwardDental in Mequon Town Center announces hiring of Dr. Jeffrey Niedziela 10-24-2017
MEQUON — Dr. Jeffrey S. Niedziela will join Drs. Melissa Lentz and Okwuchi Azenabor in providing dental care at ForwardDental in Mequon.
Shorewest Realtors announces addition of sales associate in Cedarburg/Grafton office 10-24-2017
GRAFTON — Jackie Boklewski recently joined Shorewest Realtors as a sales associate.
Popp to replace retiring Johnson Financial Group CEO 10-24-2017
RACINE — When Johnson Financial Group CEO and President Thomas M. Bolger retires Jan. 1, James R. Popp will take over the role.
Krumenacher earns national sand industrial association award 10-20-2017
WAUKESHA — The National Industrial Sand Association awarded Mark Krumenacher, a senior principal and senior vice president of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., in Waukesha with its Recognition of Excellence Award at the Industrial Minerals Association 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Shorewest REALTORS announces hiring of sales director
10-18-2017
WEST BEND — Kim Curtis has been named the sales director of Shorewest REALTORS at its West Bend/Hartford office, 2419 W. Washington St., West Bend.
EPIC Creative expands staff 10-18-2017
WEST BEND — EPIC Creative, an advertising and marketing agency headquartered in West Bend, announced Thursday the addition of three members to its staff — Hanah Christiansen, Natalie Jaeger and Brian Lehn.
WBMI's Riedl receives national merit award 10-18-2017
WEST BEND — Tim Riedl, director-commercial lines underwriting at West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., was one of 28 insurance professionals to receive a merit award from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies at the annual NAMIC convention Sept. 24-27 in Denver.
Commerce State Bank's Fazio is Banker of the Year 10-18-2017
MILWAUKEE — Joe Fazio, chairman and chief executive officer of Commerce State Bank, was selected as the Independent Community Bankers of America's national Banker of the Year on Monday.
PIVOT4 Consulting joins Business Alliance 10-18-2017
PEWAUKEE — Brad Batement, founder of PIVOT4, holds a Waukesha County Business Alliance membership plaque.
Alliance welcomes New York Life Insurance 10-18-2017
MILWAUKEE — Matthew Wesley, a licensed agent of New York Life Insurance based in Milwaukee, right, accepts a Waukesha County Business Alliance membership plaque from Jack Stratmeyer, Office Furniture Warehouse and Waukesha County Business Alliance ambassador.
Health Markets Insurance Agency joins Alliance 10-18-2017
BROOKFIELD — Located in Brookfield, Health Markets Insurance Agency helps people find the right health care, dental, vision and life insurance plans.
The Santa Fe Shop marks return to downtown Cedarburg
10-17-2017
The Santa Fe Shop is celebrating its return to Cedarburg at W63 N680 Washington Ave.
Ozaukee Realtors announce awards 10-17-2017
CEDARBURG — The Ozaukee Realtors Association recently presented its annual awards for Realtor of the Year, Affiliate of the Year and Distinguished Service.
Luther Manor announces hiring of chief resident experience officer 10-17-2017
WAUWATOSA — Patrick Hansen has joined Luther Manor, a life plan community in Wauwatosa, Mequon and Grafton, as chief resident experience officer.
 
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