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Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO - Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. The plans will build upon a test service that Google's navigation app Waze launched three months ago in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Marshfield Clinic to borrow $1 billion 08-31-2016
MARSHFIELD, Wis. — Marshfield Clinic will borrow about $1 billion to acquire Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital and upgrade its medical facilities in central and northern Wisconsin.
Bringing a unique feel to downtown
WAUKESHA — When Jason and Cristina Tofte started planning their new downtown restaurant, the couple wanted to give customers a unique dining experience, one they won’t soon forget.
Bunker Labs creates program to assist veteran-led businesses 08-31-2016
MADISON - Bunker Labs Wisconsin has created a new program to assist veteran entrepreneurs, the organization announced Tuesday.
IBAW to host summit 08-31-2016
BROOKFIELD - Those looking for an update on the manufacturing field of business within the state will have their chance thanks to the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin.
Generac invests in propane company 08-31-2016
WAUKESHA - Generac Holdings Inc. announced it made an equity investment to become a minority shareholder in Tank Utility Inc., a propane level monitoring service.
Marketing plans likely to continue for West Bend BID 08-31-2016
Current marketing initiatives will likely continue albeit with possible changes based on recommendations from a subset of West Bend Downtown Business Improvement District members.
US consumer confidence in August highest in 11 months
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level in 11 months, suggesting economic growth could pick up in the second half of the year.
ABC Supply acquires L&W Supply 08-30-2016
BELOIT - ABC Supply announced it acquired L&W Supply on Monday.
Bentley completes sale-leaseback of Glendale building
MILWAUKEE - Bentley World Packaging has sold a building it purchased last year, the company announced Monday.
Froedtert & MCW surgery center to open next week 08-30-2016
WAUKESHA - A new outpatient surgery center from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will open next week.
Erin Hills’ US Open twist? A par-72 course 08-30-2016
ERIN HILLS — When Erin Hills Golf Course hosts the U.S. Open in June, it will accomplish something that hasn't been done in 24 years.
Longstanding businesses adjust to changes 08-30-2016
WAUKESHA - The times, they are a changin’. And through those expansive changes to the downtown area over the years, only a handful of businesses have withstood the test of time and still operate after spending decades in the area. 
New rules on small drones: What you need to know 08-30-2016
WASHINGTON - For companies that want to use small drones, a new era began Monday.
Immucor to expand operations, add 64 jobs 08-30-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Immucor, Inc. will expand its operations to the area and add 64 jobs in addition to its new facility, the company announced Monday.
Developing Mukwonago 08-28-2016
MUKWONAGO — Important changes and updates to Mukwonago’s comprehensive plan, which intend to spur development across the area, are coming in the future.
I.d. brings new identity to Delafield 08-27-2016
DELAFIELD — There’s been a new vibe brewing next to the Delafield Hotel since the spring. I.d., a restaurant which opened in May, has found success with its shared-plate format, head chef Jonna Froehlich said. The new restaurant took the place of Andrew’s Restaurant, which closed its doors in January.
Sonic closes; plans to reopen with new owners 08-27-2016
WAUKESHA — The lone Sonic Drive-In location in the county is now closed — albeit temporarily, the company announced Friday.
CDA approves loans that could help yield Great Harvest Bread 08-27-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Community Development Authority approved three loans Wednesday evening that could help bring a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise to the city.
Jackson Plan Commission recommends Board approve condo-style apartments 08-26-2016
JACKSON — It took a bit of convincing, but eventually the village’s Plan Commission warmed up to a proposal for the building of four 12-unit condo-style apartments on Sherman Road near Glen Brooke Drive.
Tax credit awarded for Direct Supply expansion 08-26-2016
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee company that supplies and runs senior living facilities will receive up to $22.5 million in state economic development tax credits to expand its campus on the city’s northwest side.
Businesses keep flocking to social media 08-26-2016
WAUKESHA — As social media continues to evolve into uncharted territory, more than ever, area businesses are trying to take advantage of millions of daily users across different platforms.
Keller to construct new Griffin warehouse on Pearl Street
WAUKESHA - Keller, Inc. announced in a release Thursday that it's the designing and building general contractor for a warehouse addition for Futura, LLC., a holding company for Griffin Collision Repair Center.
Panga plans new building, amenities
SUMMIT - When Mike and Kristyn Eitel purchased the former Sports Channel property last year, they had plans to change the area into something more modern with extensive views of Upper Nemahbin Lake.
City hopes to fill empty storefronts 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Most communities have to deal with the inconvenience of having multiple empty storefronts at a time, and Oconomowoc is no exception.
Officials end investigation of Buca fire 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The investigation into the cause of the May 7 fire at Buca All Day Eatery and Grill has been closed.
Grill 164 owner builds on downtown revitalization 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC — On a Monday afternoon, some of the regulars have sidled up to the bar at Grill 164, which is the group that owner Todd Heppe credits with keeping the business afloat for almost 14 years.
Summit commission wants more info on subdivision 08-25-2016
SUMMIT — After a lengthy presentation and public comment period, the Summit Plan Commission decided last Thursday night that it needs more time to discuss a proposed rezoning that would allow for the development of a more than 300-family subdivision as part of Pabst Farms.
Johnson Controls wins $12.9 million contract 08-25-2016
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced it won a multi-million dollar technology contract with Methodist Healthcare on Wednesday.
Oconomowoc could land Great Harvest Bread franchise
OCONOMOWOC — An area businessman has a plan to bring a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise to downtown Oconomowoc.
Amcast redevelopment sees motion 08-25-2016
CEDARBURG — With the drafting of a memorandum of understanding and a recommendation to hire an environmental consultant, the city of Cedarburg forges toward redevelopment at the former Amcast property that has sat vacant for roughly a decade.
Looking at the history of Serigraph 08-25-2016
Serigraph was started as a garage business by Alfred and Elsie Ramsthal in 1949. On Sunday their son and former president, James Ramsthal, passed away.
More questions as officials discuss Hartford reliever route
It was a packed room during Wednesday’s Washington County Public Works Committee meeting as the audience, some vehemently opposed to a reliever route in Hartford, listened as members considered a proposal to construct one.
Plan Commission puts apartment plan on hold 08-25-2016
WAUKESHA - It’s back to the drawing board, for now, with plans to add a 64-unit apartment complex to the heart of downtown.
Guardian Software moving to former Little Vittles building 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Construction is underway with a completion date in November set for the new Guardian Software building, the company announced Wednesday.
DWD: Unemployment rates decreased throughout Wisconsin last month 08-25-2016
MADISON - Unemployment rates across Wisconsin continued to fall last month, according to new data released by the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday.
Area business buildings sold, leased 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Barry Company helped in selling a couple of commercial buildings within the area, a release from the company stated Tuesday.
RE/MAX to open new office 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - Local RE/MAX broker and owner John Gscheidmeier announced the opening of RE/MAX Service First on Tuesday.
Business Alliance appoints leader of new development group 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance appointed the leader of its newly-developed economic development organization Tuesday.
Independent agency to serve Jackson 08-24-2016
Tracy Oestreich opened T4 Insurance Solutions LLC on Aug. 1, providing Jackson with the only independent insurance agency in the village.
Keller to build 94,000-square-foot facility in Saukville 08-24-2016
Keller Inc., which has an office in Germantown, will build a more than 94,000-square-foot warehouse with office space for Calibre Inc.
Walker touts reduction in unemployment insurance tax
KENOSHA - Employers that are covered under the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund will experience an estimated $38 million reduction in their taxes for the program next year, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced in a news release.
Packers, Cousins Subs enter multi-year partnership 08-24-2016
MILWAUKEE - Cousins Subs announced on Tuesday it’s entered into a three-year partnership  with the Green Bay Packers.
Kwik Trip Express coming to Wales 08-24-2016
WALES - A new type of Kwik Trip will is coming to the area next month and not much construction will be necessary.
Ramirez appointed a White House Fellow
WAUKESHA — HUSCO International President and CEO Austin Ramirez is in elite company. Ramirez, 38, was appointed to the 2016-17 class of White House Fellows by President Barack Obama’s Commission on White House Fellowships on Tuesday.
GS Global announces changes 08-23-2016
WAUKESHA - Karl James and Company was named the agency of record by GS Global Resources, the firm announced in a press release Monday.
Building skills, confidence 08-23-2016
SAUKVILLE — As a longtime teacher, Patsy Kadubeck-Dunham quickly learned how to identify students who struggled with reading.
Cedarburg’s Salon Noir adds website 08-23-2016
CEDARBURG — Salon Noir, a beauty salon that recently opened in Cedarburg, has added a website.
Ozaukee Economic Development, chambers plan Sept. 8 forum on health care costs 08-23-2016
GRAFTON — Ozaukee County’s chambers of commerce and Ozaukee Economic Development plan a Lunch & Learn session, “Innovations in Health Care: Unique Cost-Saving Measures.”
Thiensville Business Association plans annual picnic in Molyneux Park 08-23-2016
THIENSVILLE — The Thiensville Business Association will host its annual picnic Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Molyneux Park, 150 S. Main St.
Celebrate Grafton gets approval for beer gardens 08-23-2016
GRAFTON — A new form of entertainment for Grafton will be on tap this fall.
Slinger officials support economic development plan 08-23-2016
SLINGER — Village trustees Monday night unanimously approved a non-binding resolution of support for an economic opportunity analysis recently completed by a community planning firm.
New Delafield lakehouse infuriates neighbors 08-23-2016
DELAFIELD - When the Wielands moved into their lakefront home 22 years ago, they anticipated a changing community in the years to come. But now the family feels as if their backs are up against a wall, as construction of a new home next door has raised some towering concerns.
Mobile party bar debuts 08-23-2016
MILWAUKEE - A unique new service is sweeping the area and it comes in a large orange shipping container.
Longtime attorney Davies to retire, close firm’s doors 08-22-2016
WAUKESHA — For 43 years, attorney Charles Davies served the community he’s called home for his entire life.

Businesses score with fantasy football
WAUKESHA - Fantasy football has seen an extraordinary amount of growth in popularity recently, and some area businesses have made efforts to cash in on the lucrative business.

Mexican restaurant opens in Slinger
A new place to get a bite to eat called Polanco Mexican Restaurant and Cantina opened Aug. 11 in Slinger, bringing authentic Mexican food to the county.
Main Street apartments added to Plan Commission agenda
WAUKESHA — A plan to add a 64-unit apartment building located on Main Street, adjacent to the Main Street Plaza development, was placed on the Plan Commission’s agenda for its Wednesday meeting.
Reinventing the workplace 08-19-2016
WAUKESHA - Over 100 employees gathered under the summer sun, exerting their energy and showcasing endurance levels in search of a career-defining achievement Tuesday.
State’s unemployment rate remained at 15-year low in July
MADISON - The unemployment rate in Wisconsin remained at a 15-year low in July, the Department of Workforce Development stated in a news release Thursday.
Summit commission to further discuss large proposed subdivision 08-19-2016
SUMMIT - After a lengthy presentation and and public comment period, the Summit Plan Commission decided Thursday night that it needs more time to discuss a proposed rezoning that would allow for the development of a more than 300-family subdivision.
Commission approves conditional use permit for old Slice N Dice restaurant 08-19-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE -   The Plan Commission unanimously approved the conditional use permit for Edgewater restaurant owner Bernie Kook to use the old Slice N Dice restaurant adjacent to his business.
More small, midsized firms choose to pay workers’ medical costs directly 08-18-2016
Instead of buying a health insurance policy to cover their workers, a growing number of small and midsized companies are opting to pay their employees’ medical claims directly, a potentially riskier practice financially called self-insuring, a recent study found.
Local businesses lead by example 08-18-2016
OCONOMOWOC—Lisa Geason-Bauer, president of Evolution Marketing, is actively involved in making sure that her business, as well as others in Wisconsin, is following the growing trend of sustainability in the U.S.
Council approves initial plat for 58-family subdivision 08-18-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council meeting Tuesday evening was short and concise, with the majority of the agenda items requiring little more than the unanimous vote it received.
Cedarburg Popcorn Company switches hands 08-18-2016
CEDARBURG — Ann and Steve Monsen of Hartford are bringing a new flavor to the Cedarburg Popcorn Company, located at W63 N631 Washington Ave.
Prospective employees check out job fair 08-18-2016
Job seekers arriving from around the Milwaukee metro area gathered at the Fair Park Pavilion at the Washington County Fair Park to meet with more than 100 employers.
The Corners announces three new retail stores 08-18-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Three more retailers will call The Corners home, the developer stated in a press release Wednesday.
Deutsch & Sons setting down roots in City of Pewaukee 08-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Founded in 1920, Deutsch & Sons Company has been a longtime mainstay in Milwaukee since the 1940s; but now has set its sights on the City of Pewaukee.
La Cabana aims to resurrect Grandview location 08-18-2016
WAUKESHA - A cabin is a place people often visit to have a relaxing experience.
Profit up for Dick’s Sporting Goods in second quarter 08-17-2016
PITTSBURGH  - Second quarter profit ticked up for Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Johnson announces new small business group 08-17-2016
SCHOFIELD - Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson announced that he has launched a Small Business Coalition on Tuesday.
Smart Choice MRI names COO, announces plans to expand
MEQUON - Smart Choice MRI, which offers MRI scans for $600 or less, announced its intention to construct 19 clinics throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota by the end of the year, the company stated in a news release Tuesday.
Keller takes on 2 projects in region 08-17-2016
Keller Inc. of Germantown takes jobs planning, designing and building throughout the state. Two recent projects include planning and building a 7,562-square-foot gun-training facility, and a remodel and office addition for Griffin Chevrolet in Milwaukee.
Starbucks to add 2nd West Bend location 08-17-2016
Devo Properties is building a drive-thru Starbucks at the Sendik’s West Bend Plaza, making it the seventh tenant of the North 18th Avenue strip mall.
Mequon looks into Town Center windows 08-16-2016
MEQUON — While no vote was taken, several Mequon Common Council members appeared amenable Wednesday to easing current restrictions on window coverings in the Town Center development.
Southern expansion 08-16-2016
THIENSVILLE — Port Washington State Bank made it official Thursday: It plans to open a new branch in Thiensville.
Mequon Town Center plans get positive feedback 08-16-2016
MEQUON — Plans for the second phase of the Mequon Town Center development, which includes apartments, townhomes and retail, received generally favorable feedback from the Mequon Common Council Wednesday.
Bees aid economy 08-16-2016
It might not be an easy business, but it’s a sweet one.
Telkonet sees revenue gain in Q2 financials 08-16-2016
WAUKESHA — Telkonet, which specializes in automation solutions to optimize comfort and energy efficiency, announced a large gain in year-over-year revenue when it released its second quarter financial results Monday.
The evolution of grocery stores 08-16-2016
WAUKESHA — It’s a great time to be a consumer in Waukesha County.
A work in progress in Hartford 08-13-2016
HARTFORD — Hammers are hammering, saws are sawing and points are being tucked in the city’s historic former Hilt Hotel.
Business joins downtown Hartford 08-13-2016
HARTFORD — A vacant building in the city’s downtown will soon be home to a new business.
The beat goes on for West Bend 08-13-2016
Downtown West Bend visitors will continue to hear music playing after officials approved an agreement reached with a service provider and the building owner to house the necessary equipment.
Jorgensen honored with her own emoji 08-13-2016
WAUKESHA — Gwen Jorgensen has all different types of support as she inches closer toward her Olympic triathlon race Aug. 20 in Rio. While all members of her family, friends and fans are unable to make the trek to Brazil to cheer her on, the Waukesha native figures to have thousands anxiously anticipating the outcome of the three-stage race via television.
Alcami to undergo major expansion in Germantown 08-12-2016
GERMANTOWN — Alcami already has undergone a merger and name change this year. Now the supplier of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services is adding more space to its sizable facility.
Report: Wisconsin taxable property value increases 3%
MADISON — A new report says the value of taxable property in Wisconsin is up 3 percent this year, but has still not fully recovered from losses since the recession.
Kohl’s 2Q profit tops expectations as it lowers expenses 08-12-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s fiscal second-quarter profit beat analysts’ estimates, as the department store operator trimmed expenses and managed its inventory well.
Businesses feel impact of art shows 08-12-2016
WAUKESHA — Attendees of the many art crawls and fairs across the area may come to indulge themselves in artistic displays, but most leave assisting small businesses in the process.
Home sales in metro area see slight decline 08-12-2016
WAUKESHA — For just the third time in nearly two years, home sales in the Metropolitan Milwaukee housing market have decreased from the prior year, albeit the decrease was a minor one.
Acupuncturist has focus on veteran care 08-11-2016
A business called West Bend Acupuncture has opened in downtown West Bend and 12 years of experience has come along with it.
Former Walgreens building still vacant 08-11-2016
After four years of vacancy, the building of a former Walgreens at 806 S. Main St. will be temporarily filled by a Halloween Express store.
Public speaks out against housing complex proposal 08-11-2016
Scores of West Bend residents are not happy regarding a proposed apartment complex on the west side, and officials listened and voted accordingly.
Giving barns and antiques a second chance 08-11-2016
WALES - Barns house cows, horses, and - antiques? Like vintage jewelry and trinkets, several area barns are the site of antique shops, giving what was once unwanted a second chance.
CHC, Encore announce partnership 08-11-2016
MILWAUKEE — Consumer Health Connections and Encore Unlimited announced on Wednesday that they are forming a partnership.
Panda Express developer appeals decision 08-11-2016
WAUKESHA — According to documents received by the Department of Community Development’s Planning Division last week, the developer of the proposed Panda Express is appealing the Plan Commission’s decision to deny its conditional use permit.
Revised museum apartment plan gets preliminary approval 08-11-2016
WAUKESHA - A proposal to add numerous apartments to the Waukesha County Museum received unanimous preliminary approval by the city’s Plan Commission on Wednesday, but concerns from a neighboring church and school may factor into revisions to the site plan, as well as the creation of a new TIF district.
L.L. Bean will be tenant at The Corners 08-11-2016
BROOKFIELD — As construction on The Corners project continues to make progress, the contractor announced on Wednesday its newest retail store to join the other tenants.
Q&A: Delta CEO on outage, efforts to 'win back' passengers 08-10-2016
NEW YORK  —  What Delta CEO Ed Bastian never saw coming was a vulnerability to its reservations and operations servers.
Deere bets big on Horicon 08-10-2016
HORICON — It’s been more than 25 years since the John Deere factory here was expanded.
Job fair brings together area businesses, potential employees 08-10-2016
WAUKESHA - Job seekers around the area had a unique opportunity to fulfill their career interests Tuesday at the Waukesha Regional Job Fair at Country Springs Hotel.
MillerCoors debuts new drink 08-10-2016
CHICAGO - MillerCoors debuted its newest product Tuesday, a hard iced tea.
West Bend’s Germanfest gets an aesthetic lift from local company 08-09-2016
New archways, fences and a sign are coming to West Bend’s Germanfest, which starts Aug. 25.
State doubles down on dairy distinction with goat farms
PIPE — Wisconsin has long been as one of the nation’s leaders in cow dairies, farm after pastoral farm tucked into the state’s rolling hills.
Charter Manufacturing moving into space vacated by DentaQuest 08-09-2016
MEQUON — As city planners and economic development officials had hoped, a large office building along North Port Washington Road in Mequon won’t remain vacant.
Thiensville plans public hearing on proposed drive-thru at new bank 08-09-2016
THIENSVILLE — The Thiensville Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing Wednesday as the village considers a request by Port Washington State Bank to build drive-thru lanes at the bank branch it plans to build.
A. O. Smith acquires Texas company 08-09-2016
MILWAUKEE - A. O. Smith Corporation announced Monday that it completed the purchase of Aquasana, Inc., a Texas-based company, for $87 million.
The Manitowoc Company announces its intent to move operations 08-09-2016
MANITOWOC - On the same day it disclosed its second-quarter financial results, The Manitowoc Company announced its intent to relocate its crawler crane manufacturing operations Monday.
Ag experts: We’re in midst of perfect growing season
MADISON — Wisconsin is the midst of a nearly perfect growing season, which could drive crop prices down, agricultural experts say.
Potential buyers announced for old Spinnakers building 08-09-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Mark and Sue Neumann, owners of Ten Points Properties, Inc., have reached an agreement with American Legion Post 91 to purchase the building that once held the Spinnakers restaurant, the two parties announced in a Monday afternoon press conference.
A1 Crossfit moving, gets ‘Ninja Warrior’ equipment 08-06-2016
A1 Crossfit is moving from the west side of West Bend to east of city limits on Highway 33 to provide crossfitters with more space and Ninja Warrior equipment.
Issues remain for West Bend’s downtown area 08-06-2016
The lights that were planned for West Bend’s downtown area are off for now until issues can be resolved.
Agri-tourism a natural step for farmers, communities 08-06-2016
TOWN OF EAGLE — The Planning & Zoning Commission recently discussed possibly including agricultural tourism in the zoning code.
Joy Global completes sale of plate mill 08-06-2016
MILWAUKEE - Joy Global, an underground mining equipment manufacturer, announced Friday it has completed the sale of its steel plate mill.
Property Partners report second quarter earnings 08-06-2016
BROOKFIELD - Brookfield Property Partners announced Friday in its fiscal second quarter results that it saw a decrease in net income.
Surgery center to open Aug. 19 08-06-2016
PEWAUKEE - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is set to open its new outpatient surgery center Aug. 19.
Brookfield developments making steady progress 08-06-2016
BROOKFIELD - As the days go by, steady progress continues to be made on multiple commercial projects across the area.

Good Harvest ranked fifth in US among health food stores
WAUKESHA - The Daily Meal, a website which “produces more culinary content than any other resource,” ranked Good Harvest Market the No. 5 health food store in the United States recently.

MGE Energy reports Q2 earnings 08-05-2016
MADISON — In the second fiscal quarter, MGE Energy, Inc. grew its earnings almost $3 million compared to last year, the company announced Thursday.
Badger Meter to open unique facility 08-05-2016
MILWAUKEE — Badger Meter, Inc., a flow measurement and control technology company, announced the opening of its customer experience center at its corporate headquarters Thursday.
Survey: Residents want better shopping, improved aesthetics along South 27th 08-05-2016
MILWAUKEE - Dated buildings, public safety concerns and a lack of bicycle and pedestrian accommodations were among some of the prevailing concerns that emerged from a recent survey on perceptions of the South 27th Street corridor.
Bouraxis family members convicted of tax conspiracy totaling $1.3 million 08-05-2016
MILWAUKEE - A Franklin family of restaurateurs with businesses in the Milwaukee area have reached a plea deal for federal tax conspiracy in which they skimmed more than $3 million in and did not report $1.3 million in payroll taxes.
Fitness for all shapes and sizes 08-05-2016
A new gym called The Fit House has quietly opened its doors in the town of Barton, bringing a focus on combating obesity and creating confidence in its visitors.
Delafield businesses creatively coping with construction season 08-05-2016
DELAFIELD — For businesses along Highway C/Genesee Street, it has been a long summer.
Richfield panel tables batch dairy operation 08-05-2016
RICHFIELD — The village’s Plan Commission on Thursday night tabled requests for a conditional-use permit along with site, building and operation plans for a proposed batch dairy operation adjacent to highways 164 and Q.
Ground broken for $34M development
MUSKEGO — After 16 years of lying dormant, a plot of land in the central downtown area will be sprung back into life.
Complaint: Walmart’s use of sprinkler system violated ordinance 08-05-2016
WAUKESHA — City ordinances don’t only apply to residents, but also area businesses.
Anthem’s college benefit program growing 08-04-2016
MILWAUKEE - A year after its inception, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin has 31 employees enrolled in and four graduates of the company’s debt-free college degree benefit program.
Physicians Realty Trust has strong second quarter 08-04-2016
MILWAUKEE - Physicians Realty Trust, a healthcare real estate investment company, announced Wednesday it’s increased its second-quarter total revenue 79 percent from the same period last year.
Area continues to see growth in job markets 08-04-2016
MILWAUKEE - A solid month of gains were felt in the metro Milwaukee area job market during June, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce announced Wednesday.
Multi-family housing proposals causing claustrophobia
CEDARBURG — As the city of Cedarburg’s Smart Growth Plan brings in proposals for multi-family housing, it also brings concerns over change and increased congestion near the downtown district.
Producing roadside produce 08-04-2016
WAUKESHA — Jim Stamper and Tammie Craig planted a seed and allowed it to grow.
Sentry to lay off 37 employees 08-04-2016
WAUKESHA — The official notice that Bob and Kurt’s Sentry Store on Meadowbrook Road will be closing was received by the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday.
Buyer found for former Spinnakers building in Oconomowoc 08-04-2016
OCONOMOWOC —The mostly empty former Spinnakers building will be the site of a commercial development should all go according to plan, said American Legion Post 91 Commander Bill Winkels.
Uncertainty about proposed BID website 08-03-2016
Businesses in downtown West Bend will have to wait longer to promote their establishments on a proposed website to attract visitors to the area.
Making room at The Pig 08-03-2016
JACKSON — The Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly is undergoing a transformation which will result in an additional 2,450 square feet of floor space, new services, new freezer and cooler cases, and floors.
Ramen restaurant settling into new location 08-03-2016
About a year ago, Tochi Ramen closed its doors in Shorewood and found a new home in West Bend.
Meijer opens its doors in Waukesha
WAUKESHA - Saul Rocha stood in silence as he eyed his new school supplies, which filled his brand-new backpack to the brim.
Sendik’s to take over Meadowbrook Sentry 08-03-2016
WAUKESHA - Sendik’s Food Markets will add its first location in the city of Waukesha, the company announced Tuesday.
Lakeshore vet to add to its pet services 08-02-2016
MILWAUKEE — Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists has joined forces with PetCure Oncology in Glendale, the company announced Tuesday.
Caterpillar branch to close in September
PRENTICE — Caterpillar Inc. will be discontinuing the operation of its forest products facility Sept. 30, the company announced Tuesday.
The Realty Group joins Coldwell Banker
JANESVILLE — Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced The Realty Group has joined the Coldwell Banker network Tuesday.
Fiserv reports second-quarter growth 08-02-2016
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc. reported a generally accepted accounting principles revenue growth of 5 percent during the second quarter of the year, the company announced Tuesday.
Froedtert Hospital ranks top in Milwaukee, second in state
MILWAUKEE — Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin ranks as the best hospital in Milwaukee and one of the best hospitals in Wisconsin, according to the U.S. News and World Report.
AlphaGraphics installs high-tech printers
BROOKFIELD — Canon Solutions America, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. announced the successful installation of two multifunction printers at AlphaGraphics Brookfield on Tuesday.
Thiensville plans public hearing on proposed drive-thru at new bank 08-02-2016
THIENSVILLE — The Thiensville Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing Aug. 10 as the village considers a request by Port Washington State Bank to build drive-thru lanes at the bank branch it plans to build.
Snap Fitness plans celebration, ribbon-cutting Aug. 17 at its Grafton location 08-02-2016
GRAFTON — Snap Fitness in Grafton will host a grand reopening and ribbon-cutting event Aug. 17.
Filling a niche 08-02-2016
GRAFTON — PyraMax Bank may be new to Grafton, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t friendly faces among both its staff and its customers.
Wrestling Academy sets sights on Cedarburg 08-02-2016
CEDARBURG — The town of Cedarburg Plan Commission discussed recently a concept plan that seeks to bring a wrestling academy to the area.
New proposal for Richfield dairy store 08-02-2016
Area dairy farmer Kurt Schwendimann hopes the second time’s the charm.
Business zoning request approved in G’town 08-02-2016
GERMANTOWN — Building plans and artist renderings of what an addition to a business will look like often accompany a company’s submission to the village for approval on expansion plans.
Bradley Corp. expands to Middle East 08-02-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Bradley Corporation is expanding its global operations permanently to the Middle East, the company announced Monday.
Piggly Wiggly in Jackson plans big expansion 08-02-2016
JACKSON — Piggly Wiggly is in the process of making a large expansion to its location at W19-N16774 Eagle Drive.
White House of Music acquires Hartland Music 08-02-2016
WAUKESHA - White House of Music has acquired Hartland Music’s retail showroom operations, the company announced Monday.
Sentry on Meadowbrook Road to close
WAUKESHA - The Sentry Foods located at 701 Meadowbrook Road will close its doors for good effective Nov. 30,  according to a notice sent to store employees on Monday.
EnSync completes sale of projects 08-01-2016
MILWAUKEE — EnSync Energy Systems has sold  multiple projects to AEP Onsite Partners, the company announced Monday.
Quad reports sales loss during second quarter 08-01-2016
SUSSEX —Quad/Graphics had $1 billion in net sales during the second quarter this fiscal year, the company announced Monday.
IBAW continues growth in area 08-01-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin has seen a large amount of growth thus far through the year.
Sendiks reaches donation milestone
MILWAUKEE — Sendiks Food Markets has contributed a total of $500,000 to After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, the organization announced Monday.
Another Kwik Trip coming to Waukesha County 07-30-2016
PEWAUKEE — The grand opening of Waukesha County’s newest Kwik Trip doesn’t faze Dave Schmidt.
Mad Rooster owner pleads guilty to defrauding IRS 07-30-2016
WAUKESHA - The federal conviction this week of the owner of the Mad Rooster Cafe planned for the former Hardee’s site downtown won’t impact the project from the city’s perspective, Mayor Shawn Reilly said Friday.
Bucher named Freeman business editor
WAUKESHA - During his first week in the position, Business Editor Chris Bucher has covered manufacturing, a new restaurant opening, the municipal approval process and criminal activity of one business owner.
Meijer grand opening set for Tuesday 07-30-2016
WAUKESHA - After months of construction, Meijer will hold its grand opening Tuesday.
Johnson Controls announces changes to company 07-29-2016
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced that Adient, an automotive seating and interiors business that it plans to spin off, will add Barb J. Samardzich to its board of directors Friday.
New Sam’s Club to open Thursday 07-29-2016
MILWAUKEE — Sam’s Club will open its newest store Thursday at 8050 N 124th Street.
More growth expected at Gearbox 07-29-2016
MUKWONAGO — After five years in the area, Gearbox Express LLC. continues to grow at a fast rate.
Bringing South American flavor to Waukesha 07-29-2016
WAUKESHA — Francisco Mohamed wanted to give back to the community that’s embraced him since he moved here from Venezuela last year.
Couple wants to expand senior day care center 07-29-2016
JACKSON — David and Lisa Morbeck, operators of ComForcare Home Care in Jackson, know firsthand there is a need for a day-care facility for older adults and Thursday night, they shared plans with village officials on how they want to fulfill that need.
Apparent no-go for Jackson sports complex 07-29-2016
JACKSON — Plans for a large indoor sports complex — including a soccer field, volleyball courts, a golf area, basketball courts and batting cages — have been benched.
County officials figuring out logistics, security for US Open
Washington County Sheriff Dale Schmidt provided an update regarding logistics and safety for next summer’s U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship at Erin Hills to members of Washington County’s Public Safety Committee meeting July 20 at the Washington County Courthouse.
Marcus Corporation’s earnings for second quarter down 2%  07-29-2016
MILWAUKEE — The Marcus Corporation announced its second-quarter earnings Thursday, which showed a decrease from the comparable period last year but a slight increase in the first half of 2016.
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FBFC named one of best banks to work for 08-31-2016
MILWAUKEE - First Bank Financial Centre was named one of the best banks to work for by American Banker magazine, the company announced Tuesday.
Wisconsin Hospitality Group donates $39,000 08-31-2016
WAUKESHA - The 73 Pizza Hut restaurants throughout Wisconsin, as part of the Wisconsin Hospitality Group, donated over $39,000 to One Heartland, an organization which provides a summer camp program for children infected or affected by AIDS/HIV.
Annex adds Tiutczenko as wealth manager 08-31-2016
ELM GROVE - Annex Wealth Management announced Tuesday that it’s added David Tiutczenko as its wealth manager.
Kohl’s makes donation to Milwaukee County Zoo 08-31-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Kohl’s will donate $1.4 million over three years to the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, the company announced Tuesday.
Skurulsky to resign as Muskego chamber director 08-31-2016
MUSKEGO - After nearly three years in her role, Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Deborah Skurulsky has decided to resign.
TOTAL Mechanical donates $12K to Elmbrook Humane Society 08-30-2016
PEWAUKEE - TOTAL Mechanical made a $12,000 donation to the Elmbrook Humane Society on Wednesday.
Waukesha State Bank promotes Rosenthal 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - Waukesha State Bank announced Tuesday it’s promoted an employee to vice president - commercial banking officer.
Ramirez appointed a White House Fellow
WAUKESHA — HUSCO International President and CEO Austin Ramirez is in elite company. Ramirez, 38, was appointed to the 2016-17 class of White House Fellows by President Barack Obama’s Commission on White House Fellowships on Tuesday.
Business Alliance appoints leader of new development group 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance appointed the leader of its newly-developed economic development organization Tuesday.
Pewaukee Chamber welcomes Lustrous Beauty Studio 08-24-2016
PEWAUKEE - The Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce presented Lustrous Beauty Studio with a plaque welcoming it to the organization during one of its recent Biz After Biz events at the Marcus Majestic Theatre.
OpenBox celebrates its anniversary 08-23-2016
BROOKFIELD - OpenBox Strategies celebrated its third anniversary Sunday.
Fish Window Cleaning owners receive award 08-23-2016
MILWAUKEE - Two area business owners were presented with an award at a national convention recently.
Global View Capital hosts open house, ribbon-cutting 08-23-2016
WAUKESHA - Global View Capital Investments recently hosted an open house and were joined by the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce.
OWLT taps Stolp 08-23-2016
WEST BEND — The board of directors of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust Thursday selected Shorewood resident Thomas Stolp as its next executive director.
Todd Fechter joins Kohler Credit Union as mortgage specialist in Mequon branch 08-23-2016
MEQUON — Todd Fechter has joined Kohler Credit Union as a mortgage loan originator at the Mequon branch, 11357 N. Port Washington Road.
Cedarburg’s Dale Reindl recognized by Binding Industries Association 08-23-2016
CEDARBURG — Dale Reindl, chairman of the board of Reindl Bindery Co. Inc. in Germantown, was inducted into the Binding Industries Association Hall of Fame during its annual conference in Dallas.
Pathways approves hire of coordinator 08-22-2016
The Pathways Charter School Governance Council appointed Patrick O’Connor as Pathways Charter School coordinator at Friday’s meeting.
R.A. Smith receives national recognition 08-22-2016
BROOKFIELD — R.A. Smith National received national recognition for its engineering work, the company announced Friday.
Klotz joins Weather-Tek as rep 08-22-2016
BROOKFIELD — Weather- Tek Design Center announced it’s added Mike Klotz to the company as a commercial sales representative.
Understory wins statewide award 08-18-2016
MADISON — Understory, a weather network and analytics company, was named the winner of the Wisconsin Innovation Awards on Wednesday.
Waukesha State Bank hires new commercial banking VP
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank announced Wednesday it hired Bob Meidenbauer as its new vice president – commercial banking officer.
Johnson Insurance adds new consultant 08-17-2016
MILWAUKEE - Dana Burgett has been appointed employee benefits consultant for Johnson Insurance Services, the company announced Tuesday.
Johnson nominated for Elected Women of Excellence Awards 08-17-2016
MUKWONAGO - Mukwonago Village Board Trustee and Waukesha County Supervisor Darlene Johnson has received a nomination for the Elected Women of Excellence Awards.
Two employees promoted at Waukesha State Bank 08-17-2016
WAUKESHA - Waukesha State Bank announced the promotions of two employees Tuesday.
Fotsch family to receive Don Richards Leadership Award
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Tuesday that the Fotsch family will receive the Don Richards Leadership Award, which will be presented at the organization’s annual meeting Sept. 9 at Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center.
Sendik’s to donate over $200K to Honor Flight 08-16-2016
MILWAUKEE — Sendik’s Food Markets will complete its three-month fundraising campaign by presenting a check for $222,000 to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight today.
Architecht Cody Wade named designer for Wade Design & Construction 08-16-2016
MEQUON — Cody Wade has joined Mequon-based Wade Design & Construction as a designer and assistant project manager.
Milwaukee Area Technical College names School of Business dean 08-16-2016
MILWAUKEE — Richard Busalacchi recently was appointed dean of Milwaukee Area Technical College’s School of Business and its School of Media and Creative Arts.
Laurie Ziegler, owner of Sass Accounting, achieves national recognition 08-16-2016
SAUKVILLE — Laurie Ziegler, owner of Sass Accounting in Saukville, has received the Excellence in Public Awareness Award from the National Association of Enrolled Agents.
Kohl’s elects Shapira to board of directors 08-11-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Corporation announced on Wednesday that its board of directors has elected a new member.
Kramer joins Rogers Behavioral Health 08-11-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Rogers Behavioral Health announced Thursday that Brian Kramer is joining the company as the vice president of human capital.
Strike FC Wisconsin joins Hartland chamber 08-10-2016
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce recently added a new member to its organization.
Waukesha State Bank announces staff changes 08-10-2016
WAUKESHA - Waukesha State Bank announced the promotion of an employee and the addition of two others Tuesday.
TemperaturePro celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting
TemperaturePro celebrated the opening of its office at W63 N143 Washington Ave. in Cedarburg with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 21.
Cedarburg chiropractor Alan Johnson receives advanced proficiency rating 08-09-2016
CEDARBURG — Chiropractor Alan L. Johnson has achieved an advanced proficiency rating in the Activator Method chiropractic technique for 2016.
Jeff Langkamp new VP of First Bank Financial Centre
OCONOMOWOC — Jeff Langkamp will be the new vice president of First Bank Financial Centre, the bank recently announced.
New participating businesses join the C.A.R.I.N.G. Group
BROOKFIELD - Nearly 30 local businesses are participating in the C.A.R.I.N.G. Group, which pledges to donate a percentage of all purchases made by group members to local schools of the consumers’ choice, the organization announced Wednesday.
Shorewest Realtors adds sales associate at its office in Mequon 08-02-2016
MEQUON — Stratos Amini-Hajibashi has joined the Mequon office of Shorewest Realtors as a sales associate.
GenMet CEO signs statement supporting employees in National Guard and Reserve 08-02-2016
MEQUON — Eric Isbister, CEO of GenMet, 10245 N. Enterprise Drive, signed a statement of support for the National Guard and Reserve during a recent gathering of all employees of the Mequon manufacturer.
Delafield chamber welcomes Specific Chiropractic Center
DELAFIELD - The Delafield Chamber of Commerce welcomed The Specific Chiropractic Center owner Dr. Mike Merkt to the membership recently. 
Delafield chamber welcomes Specific Chiropractic Center 07-30-2016
DELAFIELD - The Delafield Chamber of Commerce welcomed The Specific Chiropractic Center owner Dr. Mike Merkt to the membership recently. 
Bucher named Freeman business editor
WAUKESHA - During his first week in the position, Business Editor Chris Bucher has covered manufacturing, a new restaurant opening, the municipal approval process and criminal activity of one business owner.
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