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NEW YORK — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the airline is looking into whether the male flight attendant violently took away a stroller from the female passenger just before she boarded a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas. He has been removed from duty in the meantime.
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New Firehouse Subs promises to help community 04-22-2017
WAUKESHA — A Firehouse Subs is opening Tuesday on 180 E. Sunset Drive and owners Scott and Jennifer Weidner are excited to help out the community one sub at a time.
Finding workers in tight labor market
PEWAUKEE — As Wisconsin’s unemployment numbers continue to drop, employers were all the more eager to find qualified workers at a job fair on Thursday.
ProHealth Regency Senior Communities to expand New Berlin campus 04-21-2017
NEW BERLIN — ProHealth Care will sink $20 million into an expansion of its New Berlin campus of Regency Senior Communities, building three additions that will nearly double the number of apartments available for seniors, it was announced Thursday.
Wisconsin unemployment rate lowest since April 20000
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 17 years.
Laser tag, outdoor car shows coming to former American site 04-21-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A former home furnishings and electronics retail building continues its metamorphosis into an entertainment venue, following a Pewaukee panel’s pair of approvals Thursday.
Price Engineering to distribute Rethink Robotics 04-21-2017
HARTLAND — Robots are the future for many workplaces, and Price Engineering of Hartland will help to connect Wisconsin companies with the artificial intelligence machines they need via a contract with Rethink Robotics of Boston.
Council gives green light to Mills Fleet Farm 04-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pabst Farms Towne Center has been in need of a jump start for sometime and retail chain Mills Fleet Farm will get its shot to start the growth.
County supports axing dark store loopholes 04-20-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The Ozaukee County Board this month urged the state to pass legislation that would block the use of “dark store theory” for commercial tax assessments.
Cedarburg OKs food trucks 04-20-2017
CEDARBURG — After almost a year of deliberation, the Common Council determined Tuesday that mobile vendors, namely food trucks, will be allowed in at least some parts of the city.
Johnsonville tabs Pop-Dot to lead marketing effort for new product 04-20-2017
MADISON - Johnsonville will have the biggest product launch in company history this summer.
Guaranty Bancorp reports 1Q profits 04-20-2017
DENVER, CO. - Guaranty Bancorp reported big gains in first-quarter earnings Wednesday.
Badger Meter reports company records in first-quarter earnings 04-20-2017
MILWAUKEE - Badger Meter on Wednesday reported a record for its first quarter of the year.
Harley-Davidson reports declines in first quarter 04-20-2017
MILWAUKEE - Sharp declines in sales in the year's first quarter were the story for Harley-Davidson Inc., the company reported Tuesday.
Pewaukee's Benefit Services Group merges with firm 04-20-2017
PEWAUKEE - The Benefit Services Group, Inc. announced Wednesday it has merged with Hausmann-Johnson Insurance.
Trump voices support for Democrat Baldwin's 'American' bill 04-19-2017
MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump says he agrees "100 percent" with a proposal from Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin that would increase requirements to use American-made products in certain construction projects.
Study says tax credit has spurred manufacturing job growth 04-19-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison economics professor finds that a tax credit critics argue is too expensive has helped grow manufacturing jobs in the state.
WMC president/CEO suggests state should target Illinois workers 04-19-2017
In a column published by the quarterly magazine, “Wisconsin Business Voice,” Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Kurt R. Bauer suggested Wisconsin should target Illinois workers to solve Wisconsin’s workforce shortage.
All Out Marine wants to reconnect with customers 04-19-2017
ALLENTON — At the top of All Out Marine’s website, it says “Going ALL OUT for our customers.” They aren’t kidding.
Company pays for Kohlsville Fire’s new jaws of life 04-19-2017
KOHLSVILLE — Standing near a bright red, brand new first responder rig, several members of the Kohlsville Fire Department reminisced about the rig it is replacing.
Drop in to Flynn’s; where everyone knows your name
COLGATE — It’s fitting that a new Irish bar could open in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Lawmakers push bill authorizing robot deliveries 04-19-2017
MADISON — A pair of state lawmakers tried to persuade a Senate committee Tuesday to approve a bill that would allow delivery robots to traverse Wisconsin sidewalks and crosswalks.
Trump promises to find solution for Wisconsin dairy farmers 04-18-2017
KENOSHA, Wis. — President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York without a market for their product.
Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers 04-18-2017
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.
Oshkosh Defense receives $258 million contract from U.S. Army 04-18-2017
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC announced Tuesday it has received multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles.
UnitedHealth 1Q profit soars as ACA business shrinks 04-18-2017
UnitedHealth's first-quarter profit soared 35 percent as the nation's biggest health insurer slashed participation in Affordable Care Act exchanges but grew just about every other part of its business.
Wisconsin, New York governors ask Trump for help on milk 04-18-2017
MADISON, Wis. — The governors of Wisconsin and New York are urging President Donald Trump to address what they are calling Canada's "blatant violation of international trade agreements" hurting dairy farmers in the two states.
First Bank beefs up its website 04-18-2017
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has a new literacy section on its website.
CUW launches health initiative 04-18-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy, in partnership with CUW’s Batterman School of Business and with financial support from The Dohmen Co., has announced a new initiative to drive change in the way health care is delivered to people living with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension and blood pressure, throughout Wisconsin, according to a news release.
Cedarburg Chamber commissions new marketing video
CEDARBURG — Sightings of an unmanned aerial vehicle floating around Cedarburg skies this year should be no cause for concern: Doug Edmunds of Cedarburg-based Edmunds Studios Photography will be using drone technology to capture some birds-eye footage of the community as part of a new video project commissioned by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce.
A growing concern 04-18-2017
Education, health care, access to land, capital and the internet have brought challenges to another generation of farmers.
New storage facilities proposed in Slinger 04-18-2017
A Slinger area developer is proposing the construction of about 52,000 square feet of enclosed storage space on a 4.42 acre property on the south side of American Eagle Drive.
Home values up an average of 10 percent in Slinger 04-18-2017
SLINGER — Property owners in the village recently received notice of the new assessment value of their property after a new revaluation was completed.
Sentry Equipment acquires Texas company 04-17-2017
OCONOMOWOC — In an effort to expand its offerings, Oconomowoc-based Sentry Equipment acquired Cobra Sampling, Inc., a gas and liquid sampling and service provider based in Houston, Texas.
rue21 closing stores in state, including Waukesha and West Bend 04-17-2017
WAUKESHA — Of the 400 store locations that rue21 is closing, several are in southeastern Wisconsin including the stores in Waukesha and West Bend.
Snap-on says Trump visit will promote manufacturing
MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump planned to tout his call to "buy American and hire American" during a stop at the headquarters of a Wisconsin-based tool manufacturer that sees the visit has a chance to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's future.
Burkhart Construction moving to Richfield 04-16-2017
RICHFIELD — Soon Butler’s loss will be Richfield’s gain. Burkhart Construction, which is currently headquartered in Butler, will be moving to the village’s Endeavor Business Park on Endeavor Road next to the daycare facility — Innovation Station.
Brookfield explores building a conference center near mall 04-15-2017
BROOKFIELD —The city of Brookfield is pursuing the construction of a conference center in partnership with a hotel developer or conference center operator.
Spring City Trolley business for sale for $100,000 04-15-2017
WAUKESHA —You can make the wheels on the trolley go round and round should you want to buy Spring City Trolley, LLC for $100,000.
Hard Knocks Laser Tag proposed for old American TV building 04-14-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A laser tag business that sends participants on missions wants to open in the former American TV building at W229-N1400 Westwood Drive.
West Bend officials revise revolving loan fund 04-14-2017
West Bend officials are expanding the businesses they will potentially subsidize for infrastructure projects to those they previously excluded.
Less than 60 days away 04-14-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — A puzzle with seemingly a million pieces two years ago is coming together with only a few stray pieces left on the table.
Kirby Built Products leases new industrial space on Northview 04-14-2017
WAUKESHA - The large, newly-built industrial and office space building on Northview Road has its first tenant, Kirby Built Products LLC, which has leased 116,176 square feet of space.
Federal judge halts sale of Irish butter over trademark suit
MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge has ordered a Wisconsin creamery to stop sales of its Irish butter in the state while the creamery is being sued for trademark infringement.
Leaving luxury for a landfill 04-13-2017
MEQUON — Over the last six years, hundreds of teens from Mequon, Cedarburg and other North Shore communities have had their eyes opened and lives changed in a Jamaica garbage dump.
REV Group acquires Midwest Automotive Designs in Indiana 04-13-2017
MILWAUKEE —REV Group announced it has acquired Indiana-based Midwest Automotive Designs, a custom van “upfitter“ that develops and manufactures luxury vehicles for end segments including motorhomes, shuttle vans, limousines, and customized executive transportation vehicles.
Oconomowoc Utility rewards company for installing LED lights 04-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc Utilities has rewarded another area business for its energy savings efforts.
Mequon’s Gateway Plastics to expand 04-13-2017
MEQUON — Gateway Plastics, which already has a 280,000-square-foot facility in Mequon, received initial city approval Monday for a major expansion.
Grafton business owner takes on 'irrational' butter law
GRAFTON - A group of four Wisconsin residents, including Grafton resident Kathleen McGlone, owner of Slow Pokes Local Food, is filing suit against the state for imposing onerous labeling requirements on the sale of butter.
Text messaging marketing business opens in Delafield
DELAFIELD - Text message marketing business WiRmobile has launched in Delafield.
Sendik's backs out of planned Muskego build 04-13-2017
MUSKEGO - Sendik's Food Market is staying out of Muskego.
Hartland-based Frontier Title & Closing Services expands into Milwaukee 04-13-2017
HARTLAND - Frontier Title and Closing Services, LLC announced it has opened its third office in Wisconsin, this one in downtown Milwaukee.
Firehouse Subs expected to open April 25 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA - The new Firehouse Subs on Sunset Drive in Waukesha is slated to open April 25.
Branching out to bring them in 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA - Allo Chocolat co-owner Roger Igielski doesn't want to have all of his eggs in one basket when it comes to his business so he has sought to diversify his revenue streams.
Plan Commission OKs conditional use permit for Starbucks, Qdoba 04-13-2017
MUKWONAGO The village is a step closer to welcoming a new Starbucks and Qdoba, following Plan Commission approval Tuesday of a conditional use permit to build them in the excess parking area of Brooklife Church.
Commission approves Prairieville Apartment designs — again 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA — After a series of back-and-forth exchanges between the city and developer, an apartment complex is moving forward with details closely resembling the original design.
A quest to change ag trends 04-12-2017
Lake 5 Farms, a new farm growing traditional and greenhouse crops, will give residents of the surrounding area access to local crops and provide food with a restaurant — The Harvest Bar and Grille, 106 North Highway 164, Colgate.
Job fair for electrical or data work is Thursday 04-12-2017
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 494 will have a job fair for anyone interested in electrical or data work.
Waukesha committee moves to suspend liquor store’s license 04-12-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Ordinance & License Committee voted Monday night to suspend Bottle Stop’s liquor license for seven days.
No lost time from injuries 04-12-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Foundry is celebrating zero lost time to injuries for the first time in two years.
Home sales solid during first quarter, March 04-12-2017
WAUKESHA — For months home listings have been lagging behind the demand of buyers, but that trend appears to be shifting, according to a release Tuesday from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, which also indicated that sales increased during the first quarter and month of March for the region.
Republicans propose tax breaks for Wisconsin beekeepers 04-11-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Republican lawmakers say they want to combat a rapidly declining bee population by giving Wisconsin beekeepers tax exemptions.
Agriculture group aims to recruit young Wisconsin farmers 04-11-2017
JANESVILLE — A farming organization in Wisconsin is teaching children about agriculture in the classroom in the hopes of recruiting and retaining younger farmers.
Restaurant eyed for former Visitor Center building 04-11-2017
CEDARBURG — After only 10 days on the market, one of the most recognizable buildings on the southern end of downtown Cedarburg has gotten a lot of attention.
Not just a logo 04-11-2017
CEDARBURG — If you brand it, they will come – or at least that’s the hope with a new Cedarburg branding initiative in the works.
West Bend officials approve site plan for apartments 04-11-2017
An apartment complex involving the mayor planned for West Bend may soon be built, much to the dismay of some residents.
Free automotive and welding training to be offered at WCTC 04-11-2017
PEWAUKEE - The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board awarded a workforce training grant to Waukesha County Technical College to offer short-term trainings in automotive maintenance and welding at no cost to young adults.
Four sweet decades 04-11-2017
WAUKESHA - A lot has changed in The Chocolate Factory's 45 years of existence.
The Corners opens 04-11-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - It was nearly a decade in the making, and the anticipation outside was palpable.
Marquette establishes cyber security center 04-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University has created a Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense as a means for education and research, according to a Monday announcement.
Company founded by Marquette researchers raises $26 million in funding 04-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee company founded by two Marquette University College of Health Sciences, John Mantsch and David Baker, has raised $26 million, including $17.2 million in its third funding round.
West Bend officials OK site plan for new indoor storage facility 04-10-2017
There may be another indoor storage facility in West Bend located within one of the tax incremental finance districts after officials voted to approve the proposal.
Waukesha prepares to welcome millennials at YP Week Wisconsin 04-09-2017
WAUKESHA — For the first time, Waukesha County will join 25 communities to host Wisconsin Young Professionals Week.
Commission: Prairieville Apartments not built to plan 04-09-2017
WAUKESHA — One of the newest apartment developments in downtown Waukesha was not constructed as it was approved by the Plan Commission, according to city documents, so the developer has been asked to make changes.
Fowler Lake Village could come before council in June
OCONOMOWOC — Fowler Lake Village, a $35 million condominium, store and restaurant development being proposed for a build in downtown Oconomowoc, could possibly come before its Common Council by June, one official said Friday.
Fowler Lake Village back on track 04-07-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Fowler Lake Village LLC has proposed a colossal $35 million condominium, store and restaurant development of the same name that it hopes to begin developing in downtown Oconomowoc as early as July, the group announced Thursday.
West Bend officials approve downtown garden beds rule 04-07-2017
Downtown West Bend building owners are now formally responsible for tending to the garden beds adjacent to their locations when city representatives passed an ordinance declaring it.
Broan-NuTone seeking to fill 60 jobs at Hartford location 04-07-2017
HARTFORD — Broan-NuTone is holding a career fair from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Hartford headquarters, 926 W. State St. The company needs to fill hourly positions in manufacturing and distribution.
Travel Market Vacations to open new location in Menomonee Falls 04-07-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — Travel Market Vacations is expanding with a new location.
Meijer in West Bend to open May 16 04-07-2017
It’s official — Meijer will open its West Bend location on the city’s south side May 16, with grand opening ceremonies planned for May 18.
The Crest will not reopen in downtown Waukesha 04-07-2017
WAUKESHA — On its Facebook page Thursday, The Crest announced it will not reopen in downtown Waukesha after closing for the winter.
The Corners to open Saturday 04-06-2017
BROOKFIELD — The Corners of Brookfield, 20111 W. Bluemound Road, is holding its official opening on Saturday with the grand openings of several retail stores and restaurants.
Coalition wants state to maintain I-94 corridor funding 04-06-2017
WAUKESHA - Surrounded by products made by southeastern Wisconsin companies that rely on Interstate 94 to transport their goods, members of a newly formed coalition called on Wisconsin’s administration to prioritize maintenance and improvements of the Interstate 94 East-West corridor.
Chamber, schools create partnership
CEDARBURG — There’s nothing like springtime to mark the beginning of something new, and this season, the Cedarburg School District and the Chamber of Commerce marked a new partnership.
Travel Market Vacations to open new location in Menomonee Falls 04-06-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS – Travel Market Vacations is expanding with an addition of a new location.
Growth behind Digital Edge relocation 04-06-2017
GRAFTON — Digital Edge in Grafton has moved into bigger digs to accommodate its growing business, again.
Stroebel apartments: transition from condos to commerce
CEDARBURG — Local resident, property owner and state Sen. Duey Stroebel received generally favorable feedback from the city Plan Commission for a high-end multifamily development proposal that would bring almost 200 units to the city’s northeast side.
‘Struggling to find skilled workers’ 04-06-2017
MEQUON — The plant manager at Rockwell Automation, Mequon’s largest employer, told an audience of local elected officials and other community leaders March 28 that finding skilled workers is “my No. 1 challenge.”
One sweet store 04-06-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate with nuts; Confections for Any Occasion has it all.
von Briesen & Roper expands into Waukesha area 04-06-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Randall D. Crocker, president and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced Wednesday that the firm opened a central Waukesha County office at 20975 Swenson Drive, Suite 400.
Oconomowoc could get more liquor licenses 04-06-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Getting a liquor license in Oconomowoc may soon be an easier process after the Common Council approved a resolution that would allow Pabst Farms Development to seek eight liquor licenses from the state under a law set to expire.
Komatsu completes acquisition of Joy Global 04-05-2017
MILWAUKEE —On Wednesday, Komatsu Mining Corp. completed its acquisition of Joy Global Inc. and said it will keep the Wisconsin mining solutions company’s headquarters in Milwaukee.
Payless Shoes to close 4 stores, including Grand Avenue site 04-05-2017
MILWAUKEE —Payless Shoes will close four stores in Wisconsin as part of its bankruptcy reorganization, including two in Milwaukee.
Building, construction networking opportunity Thursday
WAUKESHA — The Blue Book Building and Construction Network is holding its Who’s Who in Building & Construction Showcase from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road.
The 024 taps into Grafton 04-04-2017
GRAFTON — For almost three years, AM Coffee in the Grafton Arts Mill has become a stop for people in search of a good cup of coffee in the mornings. But by the afternoon, the historic mill generally becomes a pretty quiet place.
Cedar Corp. opens new office in downtown Cedarburg
CEDARBURG — Cedar Corp., which provides engineering, architecture, planning, economic development, environmental, land surveying and landscape architecture services throughout Wisconsin, has opened an office in Cedarburg.
Little Caesars to add Wisconsin Avenue drive-thru 04-04-2017
GRAFTON — Little Caesars on Wisconsin Avenue is getting even more convenient.
Stroebel seeks input on 192-unit development 04-04-2017
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg received a proposal for another multifamily apartment development that would bring 192 units to a vacant 18.7-acre parcel on the northeast side of the city.
Some big-box stores are adding to your property taxes 04-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Some big-box stores in the city are furthering the monetary burden on taxpayers.
Farmers to plant record low wheat acres 04-04-2017
DES MOINES, Iowa — The amber waves of grain are about to turn into bean pods as farmers report they’ll plant millions of acres in soybeans instead of wheat this year as a global glut of the grain has made it unprofitable to grow.
Keller hired to build Lumber Inn addition
DELAFIELD — Keller will build an addition onto the Lumber Inn in downtown Delafield, increasing the number of customers it can serve.
Sudbrink Performance Academy to open in downtown Waukesha 04-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Sudbrink Performance Academy will soon offer professional theater and music education for children in downtown Waukesha at 271 W. Main St.
State’s first Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will open in The Corners 04-04-2017
BROOKFIELD — Brick oven pizza-maker Grimaldi’s will open its first Wisconsin location this summer in the The Corners of Brookfield next to the Von Maur store.
ProHealth Care to build heart and vascular center on Waukesha hospital campus
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care announced Monday it will consolidate its outpatient heart and vascular services in a new building on the site of ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
Family Dollar to close 6 stores 04-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Dollar Express, the operator of Family Dollar stores, announced it will close six locations in Wisconsin, affecting about 50 workers.
Garvey Group to close facilities, lay off 66 workers 04-03-2017
FRANKLIN —The Garvey Group announced it will close its three facilities in Franklin, Sturtevant and Milwaukee, affecting 66 workers.
Plan for South 27th Street’s future possibilities unveiled 04-03-2017
MILWAUKEE - After a year of study, scrutiny and soliciting feedback, the wraps have been taken off an extensive report that envisions a range of possibilities for portions of the South 27th Street corridor.
Hen Pecked Antiques something to crow about 04-02-2017
HARTFORD — Bob and Debbie Wilhelm’s dream of opening an antique and stain-glass store is finally a reality after months of effort and sweat.
Telkonet sees improvement year-over-year 04-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Telkonet, Inc., creator of the EcoSmart platform of intelligent automation solutions, announced Friday that its total revenue from continuing operations increased 10 percent when comparing 2016 to 2015.
Experts warn of tax scams as deadline nears 04-01-2017
BROOKFIELD — With weeks to go before the tax filing deadline, swaths of people motivated by deadlines will be handing over sensitive information to professionals to have documents drawn up.
Quad to support new WCTC manufacturing program 03-31-2017
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics announced Thursday that it will be supporting a new program at Waukesha County Technical College beginning in the fall.
Bucks, Johnson Controls are partners in new Milwaukee arena 03-31-2017
WAUKESHA — The Milwaukee Bucks organization announced Thursday that it’s formed a new partnership with Johnson Controls.
Aurora announces $55.5M outpatient center at 84South
GREENFIELD — Aurora Health Care will build a $55.5 million ambulatory surgery center and medical office building in the rapidly growing 84South development, near South 92nd Street, north of Layton Avenue, officials announced Thursday.
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.
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Source One Technology joins Alliance
WAUKESHA - Jesse Rink Source One Technology holds his Waukesha County Business Alliance membership plaque.
Oconomowoc Health Center holds ribbon-cutting 04-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 1 at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's Oconomowoc Health Center, 1230 Corporate Center Drive, Oconomowoc.
Shorewest, Realtors recognize top associates at WB/Hartford office 04-19-2017
On April 11, Shorewest, Realtors announced its top sales associates for March at its West Bend/Hartford office, 2419 W. Washington St., West Bend.
Whitty joins LindenGrove Communities as administrator of Waukesha campus 04-18-2017
WAUKESHA — Suzanne Whitty has joined the LindenGrove Communities Waukesha campus as its campus administrator.
Kendrix named leader of African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE — Business leader Ossie Kendrix has been selected to head up the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin as its president and CEO.
Mila’s European Bakery opens storefront 04-18-2017
Community leaders join in on the recent ribbon-cutting celebration to mark the opening of a storefront bakery for Mila’s European Bakery, 239 N. Main St. in Thiensville.
Ziegler Wealth Management promotes Spencer Frank to vice president 04-18-2017
MEQUON — Ziegler Wealth Management has promoted Spencer Frank to first vice president and financial adviser.
Mequon software business earns honor 04-18-2017
MEQUON — The Mequon-based business 65 Incorporated recently received first-place recognition from the Chicago Chapter of Aging 2.0 Global Start-Up Search.
Business Alliance promotes Byrd 04-14-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Thursday it has promoted Mervyn Byrd to vice president of sales and leadership development.
Business Alliance names emerging leaders of Waukesha County 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Wednesday eight winners of its Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program.
Sommer’s heaps hefty donations on two local nonprofits 04-13-2017
Thanks to the Subaru Share the Love matching event, Sommer’s Subaru in Mequon was able to award $105,420 to two Ozaukee County charities.
Manitou Group announces hire of new president 04-13-2017
Manitou Group, which oversees five brands including Gehl Co. in West Bend, announced Wednesday it hired Richard L. Alton II as president of the compact equipment product division, effective Monday.
Port Washington State Bank named major sponsor of Mel’s Pig Roast 04-12-2017
Mel’s Charities Inc. recently announced that Port Washington State Bank will be the major sponsor for this year’s pig roast.
EPIC Creative adds 3 to staff 04-12-2017
EPIC Creative, an advertising and marketing agency headquartered in West Bend, has hired three new employees to its staff — Juan Valenzuela, Ted Bertsch and Brian Redmond.
Firehouse Subs opens in Grafton 04-11-2017
Representatives from the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grafton Fire Department joined Firehouse Subs owners Bob and Sharon Erickson and their family at a recent ribbon-cutting event at the new restaurant at 1550 Port Washington Road.
Two local American Family agents earn recognition for customer service 04-11-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Two area agents for American Family Insurance have been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.
Rick Finco joins Ameriprise Financial, Inc. 04-11-2017
BROOKFIELD — Rick Finco has joined Forward Financial Partners, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., as a senior vice president and financial advisor.
Schuller named CEO and president of Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
MILWAUKEE - Waukesha resident Julie Schuller has been named president and CEO of Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.
Revelle named Kohl’s chief marketing officer
MENOMONEE FALLS —Kohl’s announced Monday that it has named Greg Revelle as the company’s chief marketing officer.
Two real estate attorneys join Polsinelli in Chicago 04-06-2017
CHICAGO – Two new shareholders have joined Polsinelli to boost its real estate practice.
Bentley’s Pet Stuff celebrates opening
BROOKFIELD - On Friday, the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome Bentley’s Pet Stuff  to Brookfield.
PWSB hires Kauper as new VP 04-04-2017
PORT WASHINGTON — Port Washington State Bank has hired Amy L. Kauper as vice president/ director of retail banking.
Hartland chamber welcomes Hartland Riverwalk 04-02-2017
HARTLAND — Hartland Riverwalk, LLC are luxury apartments located in downtown Hartland, nestled along the Bark River.
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.
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