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CANNON BALL, N.D. — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. There's tons of debris to be cleared. A main highway bridge remains closed. Hundreds of protesters are still in the area. The pipeline operator is rushing to complete construction and says oil could flow within 10 days. Looming over it all is a still-unresolved court battle.
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Las Tortugas comes to Waukesha 02-25-2017
WAUKESHA — A new restaurant brings Mexican sub sandwiches to the Waukesha community as Las Tortugas, 1403 Summit Ave., opened its doors on Feb. 18. “We’re looking forward to add something different to Waukesha,” Milagros Correa, co-owner of Las Tortugas, said. “There are a lot of Mexican restaurants but there aren’t any specific for subs.”
A Slice of Convenience 02-25-2017
WAUKESHA — It’s time to get closer with local pizzerias without even leaving the house. With a few clicks and one app, Slice is changing the way to order pizza. Slice was created to “unite proud pizza makers, loyal customers, and communities everywhere to become the only way to order authentic, local pizza,” said Slice’s Senior Marketing Manager Samantha Taube.
Bucks announce 90-unit apartment complex in arena district 02-25-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee- based Royal Capital Group LLC will develop a 90-unit apartment complex in the new arena district, the Milwaukee Bucks announced Friday. The $17.5 million, 12month construction project, expected to begin in the fall, will be on the eastern side of North Sixth Street between West Juneau and West McKinley avenues.
J.C. Penney to close 13 to 14 percent of stores 02-24-2017
NEW YORK — J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping.
Sears cuts 130 corporate jobs, mostly at HQ 02-24-2017
CHICAGO — Sears Holdings laid off about 130 corporate employees Thursday, part of a restructuring plan aimed at cutting at least $1 billion in costs this year.
Delafield commission approves plans for Home Goods, Sierra Trading Post 02-24-2017
DELAFIELD — The Plan Commission on Wednesday approved plans for a Home Goods and Sierra Trading Post.
Kohl’s profit falls on weak sales, but tops 4Q forecasts
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Corp. on Thursday reported a drop in fiscal fourth-quarter profit as sales declined, but the performance still topped Wall Street’s expectations and the retailer raised its quarterly dividend.
Waukesha West showcases new equipment for precision welding 02-23-2017
WAUKESHA — A group of Waukesha West High School students Wednesday morning unveiled a powerful piece of equipment that school and business officials are touting as a significant step toward addressing the skills gap.
Neighbors bring noise complaints to Grafton Town Board
GRAFTON — A year-old complaint over a business’ alleged noncompliance with a town of Grafton ordinance has resurfaced, though no action is being taken at this time.
‘An attractive nuisance’ 02-23-2017
GRAFTON — The owners of the derelict Clark Station at 1020 Washington St. in Grafton will be receiving orders to abate the nuisance that has formed on the property, and if they don’t do something, the village will.
Five Corners plan moves forward 02-23-2017
CEDARBURG — The town of Cedarburg Plan Commission OK’d rezoning and land division requests for a prospective development in the 5 Corners Business District that could include retail, commercial condos, self-storage and a sports complex.
Hartland condominium development plans to return with alterations 02-23-2017
HARTLAND — Changes will be made to the plans for a condominium development following a presentation to the Plan Commission on Monday.
Oconomowoc council approves preliminary plat for 55-lot subdivision 02-23-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The ever-expanding city of Oconomowoc might just be on the way to becoming a bit more populous.
Moreland Boulevard McDonald’s to be razed, rebuilt 02-23-2017
WAUKESHA — A McDonald’s restaurant on Waukesha’s eastern end could soon be overhauled as part of an extensive plan that calls for razing the existing structure and rebuilding it with a more modern prototype.
Russ Darrow revises plans for already-approved car dealership 02-22-2017
A retailer wants to alter the size of a proposed facility in the area after officials already approved the first set of plans in 2016.
MC Sports closing 66 stores, including one in West Bend
MC Sports announced Friday it is closing all of its 66 stores across the Midwest, including the West Bend location.
App expands from earlier model 02-22-2017
The app Get Proximal, owned by Robert Tye, is now part of a larger marketing service, Get Proximal Marketing.
Daktronics to outfit digital displays at new Bucks arena 02-22-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks say South Dakota-based Daktronics will outfit the team’s new arena and surrounding development in downtown Milwaukee with digital displays.
CUW adds to its pharmacy program 02-21-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin announced recently it is now offering a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences.
Ozaukee home sales flat 02-21-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Home sales in Ozaukee County and across the Milwaukee suburbs were stagnant in January, compared to the first month of 2016.
Projected farm income in 2016 down $14 billion from 2015
Wisconsin agriculture was the topic of discussion Jan. 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
West Bend Downtown BID launches website 02-21-2017
After months of discussions and proposals, the West Bend Downtown Business Improvement District has a functioning website, albeit unknown to some and a different version of what was earlier proposed.
A clean getaway 02-19-2017
After 16 years of selling soap at farmers’ markets, Century Farmhouse owner Ann Marie Craig is ending her soap production and closing her business of 15 years.
Home Goods, Sierra Trading Post planned for former Sports Authority site 02-18-2017
DELAFIELD — The large space that formerly housed a Sports Authority, which filed for bankruptcy, is slated to become a Home Goods and Sierra Trading Post, both national retailers.
Commission to review plans for McDonald's, Panda Express 02-18-2017
WAUKESHA - While plans for one Panda Express location are caught up in litigation, plans for another restaurant near Meijer are moving forward.
Breaking the 'broke' cycle 02-18-2017
WAUKESHA - No one wants to be in debt after college but it seems inevitable. From being broke in college to paying back loans outside of college, is there a way to stop the broke cycle?
State leaders visit WCTC dual enrollment academy 02-17-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Ella Johnson’s story isn’t common. Not only is the Waukesha West High School senior pursuing a career in welding - an overwhelmingly male-dominated field - but by the time she graduates high school, she will already have completed her technical degree to that end.
Milwaukee World Festival, BMO Harris renew Summerfest partnership 02-17-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and BMO Harris Bank announced Wednesday the renewal of their partnership and enhancements for BMO Harris Bank customers during Summerfest’s 50th anniversary festival this summer, according to a news release.
Aurora Health Care to build new center in Manitowoc 02-17-2017
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care announced Thursday it will construct an 18,000-square-foot health center on Dewey Street on the south side of Manitowoc. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.
WCTC plans event for inspiring women to pursue IT careers 02-17-2017
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College will host an information technology event for women titled “Byte of IT” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at the college’s Pewaukee campus, 800 Main St.
Portillo’s coming to Greenfield in April
GREENFIELD — Chicagoland favorite Portillo’s will open its newest restaurant north of the border in April on Sura Lane in Greenfield.
Shorehaven: Apartment construction on schedule 02-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The construction of the $26.7 million final phase of Shorehaven’s enormous Lake Terrace Apartments Campus project remains on schedule, said Shorehaven CEO Ed Somers on Friday.
River Bend subdivision gets the OK 02-16-2017
GRAFTON — Final approvals came in last week for a new subdivision in the town of Grafton, a stone’s throw from the village.
Bids for portion of Fowler Lake Waterfront Project due Tuesday 02-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Significant dates are nearing for the Fowler Lake Waterfront Project, a multiphased endeavor aimed at overhauling the area behind City Hall, as well as the Village Green area.
Cedarburg council chews on whether to allow food trucks 02-16-2017
CEDARBURG — It’s back to the drawing board for an ordinance that will determine if, when and where food trucks will be allowed in the city of Cedarburg.
Clark station hearing planned 02-16-2017
GRAFTON — The Clark Station that’s been left to deteriorate at 1021 Washington St. in Grafton is facing a hearing for becoming a public nuisance.
County Board asks state lawmakers to address business tax loophole 02-16-2017
Washington County officials have expressed their support regarding a measure that has impacted one municipality and has the potential to affect others throughout the nation.
Condo plan for Spinnakers site takes shape 02-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Plans related to Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle, a proposed project that would result in the construction of a 21-unit condominium building on the site of the old Spinnakers restaurant, are going along well, property owner Mark Neumann said Friday.
Northwestern Mutual reports strong business results
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual had a strong performance in 2016, the company reported Wednesday.
Salon Brillare to hold grand opening party 02-16-2017
PEWAUKEE — Salon Brillare will host a grand opening cocktail party from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Business Alliance, Habitat for Humanity team up for YPWeek 02-16-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced in a Wednesday news release that it’s collaborating with Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County in a grassroots program.
Milwaukee Tool aims to update, expand Brookfield campus 02-16-2017
BROOKFIELD — Milwaukee Tool is planning another expansion at its corporate campus with three other projects in the works because of the company’s growth, according to documents filed with the city.
Tourism council pursues hiring permanent director 02-15-2017
DELAFIELD - The city will continue moving ahead with its plans to hire a permanent executive director for its Promotional & Tourism Council.
County Board rejects reliever route 02-15-2017
Cheers and a sense of relief could be seen in the faces of the opponents of the Hartford reliever route after they realized progress for a proposed road in Washington County had stalled before their very eyes.
Ninja Warrior comes to New Berlin 02-15-2017
NEW BERLIN — Fans of the show “American Ninja Warrior” don’t have to travel far to test their athleticism on the rigorous course.
Grand Avenue Dental Care addition nearly complete 02-15-2017
HARTFORD — An expansion of Grand Avenue Dental Care at 1163 Grand Ave. is nearly complete.
Village to help company fight FDA vaping regulations 02-14-2017
HARTLAND — The village will assist Johnson Creek Enterprises in attempting to limit the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on the vaping industry.
Microsoft executive to speak at OED event 02-14-2017
THIENSVILLE — Brad Smith, the president and chief legal officer at Microsoft, will be the featured speaker at Ozaukee Economic Development’s annual outreach event.
It’s music to their ears 02-14-2017
MEQUON — When it comes to playing an instrument, the general experience can be quite polarizing.
Mequon’s Charter Steel announces expansion with new steel mill at existing Ohio facility 02-14-2017
MEQUON — Charter Steel, which has its corporate headquarters in Mequon, announced recently that it will build a new steel mill in Çuyahoga Heights, Ohio.
Former apprentice becomes the boss
CEDARBURG — When Bill Thiermann bought Corky’s Tire & Auto Service last year from longtime owner Corky Van Sluys, there wasn’t even a question of whether or not he would keep on Van Sluys’ apprentice Trevor Guysky.
A taste of Cedarburg history 02-14-2017
CEDARBURG — From birthday parties and Little League victory celebrations to first dates and a child’s first taste of blue moon ice cream, the wooden booths at The Chocolate Factory on Washington Avenue have housed a lifetime of memories.
Juggling small business and love 02-14-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — In the midst of fast-paced, technology-driven modern life, it can be hard enough for couples to find time to spend alone. When they run a business together, it gets even more complicated.
Home sales increased across metro Milwaukee in January
MILWAUKEE — Home sales in the metropolitan Milwaukee area during January increased by 4.3 percent, according to a news release from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Sendik’s to hire 500 employees in 2017 02-14-2017
MILWAUKEE — Sendik’s Food Market announced Monday that it plans to hire 500 local workers this year.
Ott plans bill to regulate cell towers 02-14-2017
MEQUON — State Rep. Jim Ott will introduce a bill in the state Assembly this week to allow municipalities to adopt rules that would keep cellphone towers from being built on residential lots.
Anton's celebrating 50 years in Lake Country 02-11-2017
PEWAUKEE — For the last 50 years, Anton’s Salon & MSpa has been at the forefront of revolutionary changes in the beauty industry right in the heart of Lake Country.
Seizing an opportunity 02-10-2017
Marshall Shaver’s choice of a career field was an obvious one. Shaver, the owner of The Air MD, a West Bend-based heating and air conditioning contractor, has been bothered by allergies his whole life.
Pick ’n Save, Packers agree to three-year partnership 02-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Pick ’n Save has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Green Bay Packers.
Course on business development skills 02-10-2017
MADISON — A new course on business development skills for graduate students is now available through the Center from Technology Commercialization.
Johnson Controls, Aqua Metals agree to recycling technology 02-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls Power Solutions has finalized an agreement to provide electrochemical battery recycling technology with Aqua Metals.
Seminar on acquiring, selling business 02-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host a breakfast meeting Feb. 17 that will talk about what buyers and sellers should know when considering a transaction.
Shorehaven, ProHealth Care collaborate 02-10-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Shorehaven recently announced a partnership with ProHealth Care to provide therapy services on Shorehaven’s campus, 1305 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Residents, officials oppose plan for banquet hall 02-10-2017
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — Although they stopped short of outright denying it, Town of Waukesha officials hinted a proposed barn-themed banquet hall likely would not be approved — at least, not in its currently proposed iteration.
Duluth Trading company one step closer to constructing Waukesha store 02-10-2017
WAUKESHA — Duluth Trading Company is one step closer to constructing
its first store in the city.
Discussions continue on proposals for Mequon Road development 02-09-2017
MEQUON — As Mequon decides what to do with the site of the now-closed Logemann Community Center, aldermen have planned a special meeting to hear more about two competing proposals.
Two vying for Fong’s liquor license 02-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Responsibly enjoying some adult beverages while dining out is, to say the least, a common practice among many Wisconsinites. So its no wonder that liquor licenses from communities like Oconomowoc are hotly pursued.
What’s next for Arrabelle? 02-09-2017
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg will hold two public hearings at 7 p.m. Monday, March 13 for zoning requests related to Arrabelle, the multifamily development proposed for the former St. Francis Borgia property.
West Bend BID considers landscaping options 02-09-2017
Retailers and property owners may soon have additional responsibilities aside from enforcing parking for their employees.
Oconomowoc settles Fowler Lake Village lawsuit 02-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council voted Tuesday night to settle a lawsuit against the city for the previously failed condominium Fowler Lake Village, making it possible for that structure to eventually be built downtown.
Panda Express group files suit against Waukesha 02-09-2017
WAUKESHA — CFT NV Developments, LLC., the company that owns Panda Express Restaurants, is following through with its lawsuit against the city.
Reliever route takes a step forward 02-08-2017
After more than a year of studies, plans, proposals and discussions, it is almost time for Washington County supervisors to determine whether they support a reliever route in Hartford.
Painting with a side of wine 02-08-2017
Residents who want to learn to draw, create signs or enhance their artistic talents by working on several projects will have that chance when a new business is established in West Bend.
Valentine’s Day brings best day for some businesses 02-08-2017
WAUKESHA — Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and some area businesses are prepping by offering sweet deals.
Report Exec to expand, relocate to Oak Creek 02-08-2017
OAK CREEK — Report Exec is expanding its operations and has relocated to a new office in the city.
Home prices up in metro Milwaukee, data shows 02-08-2017
IRVINE, Calif. — New numbers released by Core-Logic Home Price Index and HPI Forecast show that home prices are up both year-over-year and month-over-month in the metropolitan Milwaukee area, a news release said.
Plans for Hilton Garden Inn at The Corridor in Brookfield scrapped 02-08-2017
BROOKFIELD — A proposal to construct a four-story Hilton Garden Inn hotel at The Corridor development has been scrapped.
EXIT Realty to host career night at its office in Germantown 02-07-2017
GERMANTOWN — EXIT Realty XL will host a career night Wednesday for individuals who may be interested in the real estate industry.
BBB Serving Wisconsin announces new awards, scholarship 02-07-2017
MILWAUKEE - The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin announced a new award program that includes a scholarship.
Banker found calling making shoes
MINNEAPOLIS - Paul Grangaard spent 25 years in commercial banking, investment banking and at private equity firm Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison. He left in 2008 to try to turn around a portfolio company, Allen Edmonds, the Wisconsin shoe manufacturer that nearly failed during the Great Recession.
Mayor’s business forum planned 02-07-2017
CEDARBURG — On the heels of a year that brought 26 news businesses to Cedarburg, Mayor Kip Kinzel will host a Mayor’s Business Forum Thursday, Feb. 23 that focuses on collaboration and connecting the city’s business resources.
Safro Automotive Group sold 02-07-2017
BROOKFIELD — After over 50 years of serving Waukesha County, Safro Automotive Group has been sold.
What’s next for Sears at Brookfield Square? 02-07-2017
BROOKFIELD — Sears, a longtime staple at Brookfield Square Mall, has been sold to CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Fong’s Garden officially closes in Oconomowoc 02-07-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Fong’s Garden, an Oconomowoc staple for Chinese cuisine, ended its operations for good Sunday, thus beginning the city’s takeover of the 109 N. Main St. property, which it will demolish so it can start the Fowler Lake Shoreline Project.
Sobelman’s in Richfield to formally open Monday 02-05-2017
RICHFIELD — The heavily anticipated grand opening of a new franchise for Sobelman’s Pub and Grill will take place in the village at 11 a.m. Monday.
Owner of new candy shop confirms purchase of Sweet Dreams 02-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The owner of Oconomowoc’s new candy store confirmed Feb. 2 that he had purchased the Sweet Dreams Candies & Gifts that previously occupied the 126 N. Main St. property into which his store moved.
WCTC receives $188K donation to buy automated manufacturing cell 02-04-2017
PEWAUKEE — The Waukesha County Technical College Foundation has received a $188,000 donation to purchase an automated manufacturing cell for the college’s Automation Systems Technology/Robotics program.
Business Alliance, chamber representatives to travel to D.C. 02-04-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance has partnered with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and other chambers in the state to coordinate a two-day trip to Washington D.C. for leaders to meet some of the state’s congressional representatives and members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Sensory Club gym opening in City of Pewaukee 02-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Laura Martin wanted to give her son, who has autism and sensory issues, a chance to thrive in a world that’s been daunting for him at times.
US hiring accelerates and more people begin looking for work 02-03-2017
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market.
CUP sought for historic Richfield farm
RICHFIELD — A Richfield farm family will have to wait until March to have a public hearing held on their request for a conditional use permit to allow their farm, which has been in the family for seven generations, to be used for agritourism.
The apple didn’t fall far from the tree 02-03-2017
Growing up, Mike Shaw admired his dad’s work ethic and watched him build a company that does business with clients around the globe.
MillerCoors to expand Leinenkugel building in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Miller-Coors is putting $50 million toward expanding its Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. facility, located near downtown.
Trump praises Harley riders, meets with company execs 02-03-2017
WASHINGTON — Although he didn’t climb aboard a hog, President Donald Trump praised Harley-Davidson riders during a meeting with officials and other representatives from the Milwaukee-based motorcycle company at the White House on Thursday.
The Black Unicorn to close in downtown Waukesha 02-03-2017
WAUKESHA — The Black Unicorn will close its doors for good Feb. 26.
Shopping development in Pewaukee sold for $2.2 million
PEWAUKEE — The Lake Country Market retail center has been acquired by a firm for $2.2 million, according to a news release from Philipsborn Finances.
New Country Springs owners to focus on meeting, convention space 02-03-2017
WAUKESHA — The new owners of the Country Springs Hotel & Water Park intend to focus on boosting the meeting space inside — and outside — of the facility.
Three new tenants announced for Shoppes at Fox River
WAUKESHA — Three more tenants have been announced for the Shoppes at Fox River on West Sunset Drive.
Commission formed to lure visitors to Oconomowoc 02-02-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The tourism game in Oconomowoc was drastically altered Tuesday morning by the first ever meeting of the Oconomowoc Bureau of Economic Development & Tourism Commission, a group which will promote the city and its various attractions to potential visitors.
West Bend day spa closed after several violations found 02-02-2017
City of West Bend officials closed the Lavender Day Spa on Monday after conducting a license premise inspection at the massage parlor at 2320 W. Washington St.
SEWRPC releases ‘VISION 2050’ plan 02-02-2017
WAUKESHA — The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission announced the adoption of VISION 2050, a long-range plan for land use and transportation in southeastern Wisconsin.
MSI General to design, construct Delafield kitchen and bath store 02-02-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Store has selected MSI General Corporation to design and construct its new 6,000-foot store at the Williams Towne Shopping Center, 2566 Sun Valley Drive, Delafield.
Engraving company opens up downtown storefront 02-02-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A Cambridge-based company that specializes in engraving products for both individuals and businesses has opened up a storefront to market and sell its materials in Oconomowoc.
U.S. businesses add most jobs in seven months, ADP says  02-02-2017
WASHINGTON — Private employers added a surprisingly strong 246,000 net new jobs in January, the most in seven months, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday.
Waukesha Hospitality buys Country Springs 02-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Country Springs Hotel & Water Park has been purchased by Waukesha Hospitality, the latter announced in a statement Wednesday.
US auto sales start 2017 on down note; improvement expected 02-01-2017
DETROIT — U.S. auto sales lagged in January as buyers recovered from holiday spending sprees, but the slowdown won't last long.
Metalcraft of Mayville to be on television series 02-01-2017
How2Media, producers of the television show, “World’s Greatest,” will feature Metalcraft of Mayville.
Pizza Hut is back in West Bend 02-01-2017
Pizza Hut, 1460 S Main St., West Bend opened Jan. 4 between the GNC and Bath & Body Works at Paradise Pavilion.
BP station in West Bend reopens 02-01-2017
The BP gas station at 1229 S. Main St., West Bend reopened Friday.
Big crowd shows up for reliever route meeting 02-01-2017
TOWN OF HARTFORD — After about a year of watching Washington County officials discuss the reliever route for Hartford, it was the residents’ turn to voice their concerns and questions toward administrators and their elected representatives.
Harley-Davidson results miss expectations, shipments fall 02-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue than Wall Street had expected as it shipped fewer motorcycles around the world.
Hill-Rom Holdings acquires Mortara Instruments for $330M 02-01-2017
In early January, Mortara Instruments was acquired by Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. for $330 million in cash. A tax benefit is expected to reduce to the price to $290 million.
Pewaukee Chamber’s awards gala 02-01-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce is inviting its members to take part in its 2017 Community Awards Gala.
Candy shop opens Oconomowoc location 02-01-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Confections For Any Occasion has opened a second location in Oconomowoc.
ProHealth grows inventory, adds 3D mammography in New Berlin 02-01-2017
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care continues to grow and add to its technological inventory.
Mitchell Airport reports 3%-plus increase in travelers 02-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Passenger traffic at General Mitchell International Airport increased over 3 percent in 2016.
Its name is Arrabelle 01-31-2017
CEDARBURG — A plan for a multifamily housing development that was last seen at the Nov. 14 Cedarburg Common Council meeting as three, three-story buildings totaling 89 units, has returned anew, and this time it has a name.
Retailworks takes the cheese 01-31-2017
MEQUON — Retailworks Inc., a commercial interior design and branding firm in Mequon and Milwaukee, has been chosen to design the retail interiors for Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha and the Cheese Counter/Dairy Heritage Center in Plymouth.
Mequon shooting range aims for May opening 01-31-2017
MEQUON — Much work remains to be done to transform the mid-’80s office building on Mequon’s southwest side, but developers say plans are on track for the Bear Arms shooting range to open in May.
Starbucks’ plan to hire 10,000 refugees spurs calls for boycott 01-31-2017
SEATTLE — The Starbucks plan to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years is sparking calls for a boycott from some people who said the Seattle company should focus on hiring American workers.
Telkonet to unveil wireless thermostat 01-31-2017
WAUKESHA — Telkonet, Inc. announced Monday that it will be expanding its EcoSmart platform with the addition of the EcoTouch+ Battery at the upcoming 2017 AHR Expo.
Workforce Development holds job fair for Walter USA employees 01-31-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — In anticipation of Walter USA closing its facility in the city, the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board worked with the company to hold a custom job fair Thursday for the affected 39 employees.
Metalcraft to break ground on expansion 01-29-2017
For three straight years, Metalcraft of Mayville Inc., which has factories in Mayville and West Bend, has enjoyed record-breaking sales.
Delafield Hotel gets Four Diamond rating from AAA 01-28-2017
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Hotel was one of 11 hotel properties in Wisconsin to receive a four-diamond rating from AAA recently.
Businesses feeling the chilling effect of a mild winter 01-28-2017
WAUKESHA — Winter is typically a time for outdoor enthusiasts to get out of the house, bundle up and take part in some of the many fun activities the area has to offer.
Healthy workplace symposium coming to WAC 01-28-2017
BROOKFIELD — The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will host a Milwaukee Workplace Health Symposium on Feb. 21.
Manufacturing execs weigh in on future of industry 01-28-2017
BROOKFIELD — The growing gap in the labor force, emerging uses of technology and the effects felt by potential regulation and immigration changes by the new administration were just a few of the topics discussed at the annual “Manufacturing Voices” event.
American Family Insurance to sponsor Summerfest 01-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — Big changes are coming to Summerfest as part of a new partnership with American Family Insurance.
How much does it cost to sell a house?
While many people save for and anticipate the costs associated with buying a home, not everyone realizes that selling a house also comes with its share of fees.
Stay awhile 01-26-2017
GRAFTON — The road has been smooth for the developers of a new hotel for Grafton.
Fowler Lake Village lawsuit could see resolution soon
WAUKESHA — The lawsuit against the city of Oconomowoc for the failed condominium project known as Fowler Lake Village could be settled by the Feb. 7 meeting of the city’s Common Council, said the legal representation for both parties.
Downtown distillery on track 01-26-2017
CEDARBURG — If all goes according to plan for the proposed downtown Cedarburg microdistillery, the first seasonal cocktail it offers patrons could be a summer one.
GO Riteway makes big investment 01-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — GO Riteway Transportation Group announced Wednesday that it’s reached a long-term coach agreement with Motor Coach Industries.
Business Alliance taking nominations for top businesses
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance is accepting nominations for the 2017 Top 10 Business of the Year, the alliance announced in a press statement Wednesday.
State local employment, unemployment estimates released 01-26-2017
MADISON — The Department of Workforce Development released on Wednesday the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for metro areas, major cities, and counties in Wisconsin.
Cell tower talks to continue 01-26-2017
WAUKESHA — As several Waukesha residents continue to battle plans for a proposed U.S. Cellular tower on Magnolia Drive, the company has now been given more time to work out negotiations with the county that would allow the tower to remain in its current location.
A Super Press Run 01-25-2017
LOMIRA — Workers on the manufacturing line at Quad/Graphics didn’t have time to sulk after the Green Bay Packers’ 44-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.
Fresh fish – and steak, too 01-25-2017
HARTFORD — There is a little bit more of Japan in Hartford.
Sportservice to hold job fair at Miller Park 01-25-2017
Delaware North Sportservice, the food, beverage and retail provider for Miller Park, will hold a job fair Thursday at the stadium.
Meijer begins hiring process for West Bend store 01-25-2017
The Meijer store in West Bend expected to open later this year has begun the hiring process for 300 positions, including clerks, cake decorators and several others.
Financial program to be held in Elm Grove 01-25-2017
ELM GROVE — Annex Wealth Management will host a program dedicated to financial wellness Tuesday.
WEDC awards 11 grants to organizations 01-25-2017
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced that 11 organizations have been awarded almost $500,000 in grants to help develop programs throughout the state.
‘Manufacturing Voices’ to focus on challenges facing area businesses 01-25-2017
WAUKESHA — During a meeting with business leaders from across the country Monday, President Donald Trump vowed to cut regulations on businesses “massively,” saying he desires to cut taxes for both the middle class and companies down “to anywhere from 15 to 20 percent.”
Panda Express proposing Town of Brookfield location
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Add Panda Express to the the growing list of businesses looking to establish themselves on the transformed Bluemound Road.
Glad you asked that: Clark station in Grafton 01-24-2017
Q. Are there any plans for the former Clark Station (1020 Washington St.) in Grafton?
Grafton Hallmark Store to close 01-24-2017
GRAFTON — The Hallmark Store in Grafton will close late next month.
Ozaukee Realtors meet with Grothman 01-24-2017
CEDARBURG — Leaders with Ozaukee Realtors Association, as well as leaders of neighboring associations, met recently with U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, to discuss the importance of home ownership tax benefits, according to a news release.
Downtown Pizza expands 01-24-2017
THIENSVILLE — Five years after Daryl Kranich opened his successful Downtown Pizza in Grafton, he decided to do it again.
‘Everything we’d hoped for’ 01-24-2017
CEDARBURG — The topic at hand in the town of Cedarburg last Wednesday was a plan to turn roughly 60 acres of land in the 5 Corners business district into a retail-commercial condo-sports complex super site.
River City Distributing to close, lay off 107 01-24-2017
WATERTOWN — River City Distributing Co., Inc. will close its facility and put its 107 employees out of work, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Wisconsin Vision to open at The Corners 01-24-2017
BROOKFIELD — Wisconsin Vision announced Monday that it’s adding a store to The Corners development, which is slated to open in early April.
McDonald’s on Moreland proposing complete rebuild 01-24-2017
WAUKESHA — McDonald’s on East Moreland Boulevard is proposing a complete rebuild of its restaurant, according to documents filed with the city Monday.
GE still plans to cut 350 jobs in Waukesha 01-24-2017
WAUKESHA — Although facing possible sanctions by President Donald Trump, GE will not alter its plan to send 350 manufacturing jobs from its Waukesha plant to Canada.
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Manitou Americas CEO announces resignation 02-23-2017
Daniel Miller, chief executive officer of Manitou Americas Inc. and president of the compact equipment product division, is resigning, effective April 30, according to a news release Wednesday.
Home Care Medical president and CEO to retire 02-23-2017
NEW BERLIN — Home Care Medical President and CEO John Teevan will retire and will be replaced by Interim President Kandette Raether, the company announced Wednesday.
Berghammer Construction announces new executive team
BUTLER — Berghammer Construction has promoted two employees to executive positions.
Ladd Agency earns honor as among best in six-state area
MENOMONEE FALLS — The Ladd Agency, owned by Cedarburg resident Steve Ladd, recently was named a 2017 Gem Agency by The IMT Group, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products in the Midwest.
Nissen Staffing Continuum wins Best of Staffing Client Award 02-17-2017
WAUKESHA — Nissen Staffing Continuum, a staffing agency based in Waukesha, announced Thursday that it won Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client Award for providing superior service to its clients.
First Bank Financial Centre promotes four 02-15-2017
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre promoted several employees within the organization recently.
Shorewest, Realtors recognizes January award winners
Shorewest, Realtors and its West Bend/Hartford office recently recognized its top sales associates for January 2017.
Local students land jobs after college 02-15-2017
Four students from the area accepted job offers upon their graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
MOWA adds to its senior staff 02-15-2017
Slinger’s Jessica Wildes has been named the Museum of Wisconsin Art’s director of communications and marketing.
Mathnasium in Brookfield holds ribbon cutting 02-14-2017
BROOKFIELD - The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday to welcome a business to the communit
Shorewest Realtors announces additions to its Mequon office sales staff 02-14-2017
MEQUON — Two new sales associates have joined the Mequon office of Shorewest Realtors.
Gustafson joins LindenGrove Communities
WAUKESHA — Linden-Grove Communities announced recently that it has hired a new director of community living.
MSI General adds Stark to staff 02-11-2017
OCONOMOWOC — MSI General Corporation announced it recently added a new member to its team.
Hartland chamber welcomes Lovejoy Travel Agency 02-10-2017
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new member to the organization.
Westbury Bank contributes to La Casa’s Charter School expansion 02-10-2017
WEST BEND – Westbury Bank, along with its charitable foundation, has committed $25,000 to La Casa de Esperanza’s Charter School expansion.
Ozinga receives awards for concrete work on The Corners, other projects 02-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Ozinga was the recipient of two awards at the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association on February 3.
Martner joins Wallner Builders 02-10-2017
BUTLER — Wallner Builders announced that it has hired Alyssa Martner as its marketing assistant.
Nowak promoted to controller at WSB 02-10-2017
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank announced recently that it’s promoted a staff member.
American Transmission receives award for philanthropy
PEWAUKEE — American Transmission Co. was named one of the best workplaces for giving back for the second straight year.
Regency Builders hire new project manager
PEWAUKEE — Regency Builders recently announced that it’s hired a new member to its team.
Business Alliance adds new member  02-09-2017
WAUKESHA - So that it can address the growing need for workforce and to build a stronger connection between schools and businesses, the Waukesha County Business Alliance announced it’s hired a new member to its staff.
Historic WB Theatre group adds 6 directors to board 02-08-2017
On Tuesday, the Historic West Bend Theatre Inc. group, an organization that is trying to renovate the theater in the city’s downtown, announced the addition of six new directors to its board.
Kondex receives supplier award from John Deere 02-08-2017
Kondex, a supplier of engineered products to John Deere's Agriculture and Turf divisions, has earned the recognition as a 2016 Partner-Level supplier in John Deere's Achieving Excellence Program, the company's highest supplier rating.
NAM board elects newest member 02-08-2017
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce announced Monday that Kurt Bauer was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers.
Bank teams up with Mel’s Charities 02-07-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — First Bank Financial Centre has recently committed to being the financial sponsor for four events hosted by Mel’s Charities in 2017.
Max Weiss Co. hires Mequon resident 02-07-2017
MILWAUKEE — Max Weiss Company, the region’s leader in custom metal bending, forming and fabricating, has hired Maxwell Furstenau as sales estimator.
Lori Gervais of Baird attends national-level Women Advisors Summit 02-07-2017
MEQUON — Lori Gervais, director with The Gervais Group at Baird, attended the Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top Women Advisors Summit.
ARCpoint Labs welcomed to Brookfield
BROOKFIELD - The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business to the community Wednesday.
Belman installed as WBA’s 2017 president 02-07-2017
WAUKESHA - The Wisconsin Builders Association recently installed David Belman as its 2017 president.
City of Waukesha Chamber names new executive director in rebranding effort  02-04-2017
WAUKESHA — The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce has named a new executive director as part of its rebranding effort.
Rogers names four VPs 02-01-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Rogers Behavioral Health announced that it has promoted four of its employees to vice president roles.
WRMCA names its 2017 board 02-01-2017
MADISON — The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association recently elected its 2017 Board of Directors at its annual meeting.
Citizens Bank makes several promotions 02-01-2017
MUKWONAGO — Citizens Bank announced Tuesday that it’s promoted five people to different roles within the company.
Cornerstone drive called a success
GRAFTON — The baby diapers, wipes and cash donated by customers and staff at Cornerstone Community Bank during December makes it the bank’s most successful drive ever, according to a news release.
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board names new VP 01-31-2017
The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board announced Wednesday it named Suzanne Fanning the new vice president-national product communications.
Froedtert donates $6M for Kathy’s House 01-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin announced Thursday that it’s committing $6 million to fund the construction of a new Kathy’s House facility.
Retired Wisconsin brewery head Leinenkugel going to DC
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The retired head of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. is joining President Donald Trump’s administration as an adviser on veterans issues.
Keller says good-bye to 3 longtime employees 01-25-2017
Keller Inc., which has offices in Germantown, the Fox Cities, Madison and Wausau, announced the retirement of three of its staff members Tuesday — Dan Vanden Heuvel, John (Jack) Eiles and Dan Lensmire.
EPIC Creative adds 2 to staff 01-25-2017
Jaclyn Miller and Michael Jurkowski have been hired to join EPIC Creative, an advertising and marketing agency in West Bend.
Hartford Business Incentive award winners revealed 01-25-2017
The Practical Pearl and Furnish Traders have been named the recipients of the 2016 Downtown Hartford Business Incentive Award.
Quad Graphics donates 1K pounds of food to region 01-25-2017
Quad Graphics employees in three Wisconsin plants — Hartford, Lomira and Sussex — helped local families through eight organizations during the holidays.
Jordan joins Exhibit Systems 01-25-2017
BROOKFIELD — Exhibit Systems announced recently that it’s hired a new member to join its creative team.
Luther Manor hires Adult Day manager and a marketing specialist 01-24-2017
WAUWATOSA — Luther Manor, which has locations in Wauwatosa, Mequon and Grafton, has announced the hiring of two employees.
QPS promotes Waller 01-24-2017
BROOKFIELD — QPS Employment Group announced Monday that it’s promoted Steve Waller to vice president of branch operations.
Prairie Financial promotes 2 employees 01-24-2017
WAUKESHA — Prairie Financial Group, a division of Waukesha State Bank, announced Monday that it’s promoted two of its employees.
Neylon receives award from grocers association 01-20-2017
MADISON — State Rep. Adam Neylon, R-Pewaukee, recently received the “Friend of Grocers” award from the Wisconsin Grocers Association.
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