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Amazon pokes fun at glitches, says tech gadgets popular
NEW YORK — Amazon poked fun at the early glitches it saw with Prime Day, though it said shoppers still found plenty to buy. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better, like discounting more fashion brands and taking more advantage of its acquisition of Whole Foods.
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Soy "milk" makers may need to find alternative description 07-18-2018
NEW YORK — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term.
Briggs & Stratton secures county loan for project 07-18-2018
To attract commercial enterprises to the area, Washington County officials arranged to subsidize a potential development project in Germantown, negotiating an agreement with representatives from Briggs & Stratton, Zilber Property Group and village leaders.
Developer withdraws offer to buy Plat School 07-18-2018
Faced with strong opposition from neighborhood residents, developer John Loosen has withdrawn his plan to purchase the historic Plat School in Richfield with the intention of moving Flynn’s Pub to the landmark building.
Boutique infusion clinic offers IV treatments outside hospital 07-18-2018
BROOKFIELD — Dr. Alia Fox has opened what she believes to be the only doctor-owned infusion boutique in the Milwaukee area.
STEAM education franchise opens in New Berlin 07-18-2018
NEW BERLIN — Challenge Island, a children’s educational franchise specializing in science, technology, engineering, art and math curriculum has opened in New Berlin.
US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard
DES MOINES, Iowa — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.
Businesses sought for Hartford Community Job Fair 07-17-2018
A continued shortage of trained workers to fill nearly 400 job openings in the Hartford area is one of the reasons the Hartford Area Development Corp. and the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce are collaborating with area employers to conduct a job fair Aug. 18.
Survey of economists: U.S. sales and employment likely to grow 07-17-2018
DETROIT — Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.
Amazon’s Wisconsin hiring more than triple projections
MILWAUKEE — After news broke last week that Amazon is considering buying 80 acres south of Ryan Road in Oak Creek for a four-story distribution center, the Seattle-based company announced it has hired more than 4,000 full-time employees over the past three years in Wisconsin, far exceeding its plan to hire 1,250 people.
June retail sales continue ‘steady run’ despite trade war threats 07-17-2018
WASHINGTON — June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, the National Retail Federation said Monday.
Commute to Careers 07-17-2018
SUSSEX — Gov. Scott Walker announced Monday morning that the state will seek to invest more money in Wisconsin workers and jobs — to the tune of $8 million.
Johnson concerned about ‘widespread tariffs’ 07-17-2018
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday he’s concerned with the Trump administration’s ‘‘widespread tariffs’’ and wants the White House to know ‘‘there’s some real damage being done’’ to companies.
Foxconn to create Eau Claire technology hub 07-17-2018
EAU CLAIRE — First Pleasant Prairie in Racine County, then downtown Milwaukee and now Eau Claire — Foxconn Technology Group continues growing its presence in the state and creating more jobs.
Development firm Lanex increases focus on digital marketing 07-17-2018
BROOKFIELD — Web and software development firm Lanex serves companies with a wide range of tech needs, often custom and complex ones.
Foxconn plans to open west-central Wisconsin facilities
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group plans to open facilities in west-central Wisconsin.
Legal issue over town of Erin wine business gets sent back to lower court
A legal battle between Nancy Zelman and the Town Board of Erin and the Erin plan commission was sent back to the circuit court of Washington County after a Wednesday decision from the Court of Appeals District II.
Apartment complex owner files tax lawsuit against city 07-14-2018
WAUKESHA - A Brookfield company is suing the city of Waukesha, alleging it over-assessed six apartment buildings the company owns on the city's west side.
Walker, area officials hold ceremony for $32M Milwaukee Tool expansion 07-14-2018
BROOKFIELD — The ceremony marks the start of a $32 million expansion project that will create 350 new local jobs.
Lisbon officials considering water service 07-14-2018
TOWN OF LISBON - A proposal for 300 to 400 residential units on 150 acres of land on the west side of Hwy 164 near Jay Lane is prompting town officials to ponder creating a municipal water system.
Brookfield’s Goldfish Swim School a family affair 07-14-2018
BROOKFIELD - Area parents looking to get their kids swimming have a new option in Brookfield, Goldfish Swim School. The school, at 12565 West Feerick St., opened in November 2017.
West Bend businesses to pay for weights and measures inspections 07-13-2018
Businesses operating within West Bend will pay for an inspector to investigate the accuracy of the devices their customers use for different transactions, from weighing groceries to fueling their vehicles.
West Bend officials approve ordinance for food truck permit applications 07-13-2018
West Bend officials have ratified a procedure that staff and Plan Commission members endorsed for evaluating applications for mobile food operations.
Owner of Bibinger’s to open Italian restaurant in former Dublin’s building
The long history of the building most recently occupied by Dublin’s starts its next chapter with the introduction of Culaccino Bar and Italian Kitchen.
Advocate Aurora Health and Foxconn collaborate on health care 07-13-2018
WAUKESHA — With their health care knowledge and innovative technology, Foxconn and Advocate Aurora Health want to explore ways to improve health care and improve outcomes while lowering costs for individuals and employers.
Couple launches new Maaco franchise in Waukesha 07-13-2018
WAUKESHA — A new Maaco collision repair and auto painting franchise is open in Waukesha. Maaco’s newest location at 1921 S. West Ave is the only one in the city.
Almost full 07-13-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Corners Apartments in Brookfield are 80 percent full less than a year after opening, says Property Manager Riley Draayers.
Board approves wedding venue 07-13-2018
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Town Board granted a conditional use permit for a barn-themed wedding venue on Lawnsdale Road on Thursday night, ending a months-long debate on the project.
‘Brew. Drink. Repeat.’ 07-12-2018
OCONOMOWOC — After purchasing Sweet Mullets in 2016, Chad Ostram has decided to rename it Brewfinity, completing the change from the former business.
Church, food truck clear initial hurdles 07-12-2018
WAUKESHA — Plans for a Tex-Mex food truck and a new Lutheran church have received initial backing from the Plan Commission.
The tangy taste of success 07-12-2018
WAUKESHA — Like any good businessman, when Andrae Dukes wanted to begin marketing his homemade barbecue sauce to the world, he knew he had to beat the competition.
Denali Ingredients to offer more cookie dough options to meet demand 07-12-2018
NEW BERLIN — Cookie dough has long been a favorite treat among adults and children and its popularity is only growing, according to New Berlin-based Denali Ingredients.
Home sales tumble in metro Milwaukee during June 07-12-2018
WAUKESHA — Home sales took a downturn of 8.5 percent during the month of June in the four-county metropolitan Milwaukee area with a lack of homes for sale to blame.
Germantown panel gives preliminary approval to first phase of subdivision 07-11-2018
GERMANTOWN — A single-family subdivision of up to 17 possible parcels could take up residence on Germantown’s southeast side, though a number of issues continue to hang in the balance before plans are finalized.
Expansion OK’d by Hartford Plan Commission 07-11-2018
HARTFORD — Last week it was revealed Carmex Precision Tools was going to construct a new building and move from Richfield to the city’s Dodge Industrial Park.
Celebrating Wisconsin’s main streets 07-11-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — With the ongoing buzz of construction providing a backdrop, state and local officials gathered at the site of the village’s historic firehouse Tuesday to applaud a project that will transform the building into a restaurant and to cast a spotlight on the economic contributions of the businesses in the village’s historic center.
Panel lauds proposed details for planned WhirlyBall site at mall 07-11-2018
BROOKFIELD — Details of the new WhirlyBall restaurant and entertainment venue envisioned for the south end of Brookfield Square came into sharp focus Monday, and a city panel was overwhelmingly supportive of the plans submitted.
Fresh Market shuttering Brookfield Square store 07-11-2018
BROOKFIELD — Specialty grocer Fresh Market announced Monday it is closing its two Milwaukee-area stores in the next two to four weeks.
Village officials seek remedies for downtown parking issues 07-11-2018
HARTLAND — Village officials are seeking solutions to downtown parking problems as new businesses and restaurants on the main drag have led to residents and visitors cramming for that “perfect spot.”
Wisconsin Harley-Davidson building training course 07-11-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Wisconsin Harley-Davidson is in the process of building a new training course behind its building at 1280 Blue Ribbon Drive in Oconomowoc so people can learn how to ride right on site.
Panel seeks flexibility in issuing wine-only liquor licenses
WAUKESHA — A city panel is seeking changes to local liquor regulations that could make it easier for non-restaurants to get a license for serving wine as long as they serve some kind of food with the alcoholic beverage.
American workers' willingness to quit hits 17-year high
WASHINGTON — The proportion of American workers that quit their jobs in May reached the highest level in 17 years, a sign that more people are confident they can find a new job, likely at higher pay.
Wisconsin cranberry, tart cherry production declines 07-10-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin apple growers had a productive year in 2017, but cranberry and tart cherry producers faced more challenges.
A bright new (old) look 07-10-2018
DELAFIELD — Painting contractors for Summit businesswoman Maria Luther were restoring Delafield’s legendary landmark, “The Smiley Barn,” with a coat of yellow paint on the silo of the barn-like structure near the interchange of Highway 83 and Interstate 94 on Monday afternoon.
Art sculpture proposed for Sunset Crossings shopping center 07-10-2018
WAUKESHA - The owners of the Sunset Crossings shopping center at East Avenue and East Sunset Drive are seeking permission from the city Plan Commission to install a large metal art sculpture at the center.
Richfield Auto repair business buys Milwaukee building
MILWAUKEE — Richfield-based Untouchable Auto & Diesel has bought a Milwaukee industrial building in which to expand its operations.
Brookfield Square changes will go beyond Sears redevelopment 07-10-2018
BROOKFIELD — As talk of Brookfield Square’s metamorphosis has heated up in the first half of 2018, much of the attention has been focused on the redevelopment of the Sears department store and auto center sites.
Couple looking to open Tex-Mex food truck at Moreland and Jefferson 07-10-2018
WAUKESHA — A local couple is looking to bring the flavors of Texas and Mexico to Waukesha’s near east side.
Brookfield planners to discuss Whirlyball proposal 07-08-2018
BROOKFIELD — The next stage of potential transformation for Brookfield Square mall will be addressed during Monday’s Plan Commission meeting.
Waukesha Town Board could vote on wedding venue Thursday 07-08-2018
WAUKESHA — After two public hearings on the proposal — each of them more than three hours long — members of the Waukesha Town Plan Commission and Town Board are slated to cast their vote on a conditional use permit for a barn-themed wedding venue at S47-W23045 Lawnsdale Road when they gather for a joint meeting Thursday evening.
Triple Crown Products sizes up Mukwonago’s new business park 07-08-2018
MUKWONAGO — Triple Crown Products of Waterford Wisconsin could be the second tenant in Mukwonago’s new industrial park after the company submitted a proposal to plan commissioners to construct a $4.5 million facility, said John Weidl, village administrator and economic director.
Town of Lisbon planners to see big development proposal
TOWN OF LISBON — A proposal for 300 to 400 residential units on 150 acres of land on the west side of Highway 164, between Good Hope and Plainview Roads north of the Sussex border, will be presented to the Plan Commission Thursday night.
Jolly Good Soda launches two more nostalgic flavors
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin favorite Jolly Good Soda announced it will bring back Blue Raspberry and Pina Colada flavors permanently.
Gold’s Gym on Moreland closing its doors Sunday 07-06-2018
WAUKESHA — The Gold’s Gym at West Moreland Boulevard and Delafield Street will close its doors Sunday evening after more than nine years at the location.
US adds a solid 213,000 jobs; unemployment up to 4 pct.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.
Trump’s tweets don’t ruffle Thiensville Harley dealer 07-06-2018
THIENSVILLE — While President Trump is tweeting Harley-Davidson’s plan to move some production overseas is “the beginning of the end” for the company, the sales manager of Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson is not losing any sleep.
West Bend dog care business looks to possibly expand, add boarding 07-06-2018
Representatives from a canine day care business have approached West Bend officials for permission to possibly expand their facility.
Marinating in success 07-06-2018
TOWN OF ERIN — A small, urban-style barbecue restaurant with a unique “Wall of Fame” is not what you would expect to find in the rural farm fields and scenic woodlands of the Town of Erin in Washington County.
Pat’s Rib Place’s latest offering: more seating room 07-06-2018
WAUKESHA — More customers will be able to soak in the ambiance of Pat’s Rib Place next week when the popular barbecue eatery opens its expanded seating area on Tuesday.
The art of the cinnamon bun 07-06-2018
PEWAUKEE — The bakery may be called Simply Cinnamon Bakery, but the process of making thousands of cinnamon rolls each week isn’t so simple, said owner Barb Sweet.
Allen hopes displaced Eaton workers will find jobs locally
WAUKESHA — State Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha, hopes that the 52 workers who will lose their jobs when Eaton Corporation’s Cooper Power Systems LLC in Waukesha contracts with an outside firm for maintenance will find jobs locally.
Auto tariffs likely to send used car prices higher, experts say 07-05-2018
If the U.S. Commerce Department adopts President Donald Trump’s proposal of a 25 percent tax on imported new cars and car parts, the higher costs for carmakers to assemble and sell new cars could boost demand for used vehicles, analysts predict.
Going to the dogs 07-05-2018
WAUKESHA — Construction of a Pet Supplies Plus is beginning to take shape at 120 E. Sunset Drive.
Coming back for seconds 07-05-2018
Eaton’s Fresh Pizza officially opened its doors June 27 in West Bend, more than a decade after the take-and-bake pizza shop of the same name closed its doors.
Germantown OKs plan for industrial development 07-05-2018
GERMANTOWN — Plans for a multi-phased industrial development at the Holy Hill Road interchange on Interstate 41 in Germantown have been solidified after months of discussion.
Biloba’s presence in Brookfield still growing
BROOKFIELD — Gordon Lane got to consider, and eventually make, what might be the most Wisconsin-centric decision ever.
Multimillion-dollar Waukesha company to relocate in Big Bend 07-05-2018
BIG BEND — A multi-million-dollar international company in the Town of Waukesha known as Connoils LLC will be constructing a large production and distribution center in Big Bend following approval by the Plan Commission Monday night.
‘Wisconsin inspired, Twisted Fire:’ New restaurant coming to Oconomowoc 07-05-2018
OCONOMOWOC — A new restaurant is coming to 515 E. Wisconsin Ave., the old Buca, that is bringing a fiery twist on classic Wisconsin dishes to Oconomowoc.
West Bend officials formalize mobile food truck application procedure 07-03-2018
After allowing Mr. Tony’s BBQ, a mobile food truck, to operate within the city via a different process, West Bend officials have developed a formalized procedure for approving similar requests in the future.
Sharing Cedarburg’s history 07-03-2018
CEDARBURG — June 11 was a day Chris Smith had been waiting exactly 53 weeks for. As the painting crew packed up the ladders and brushes and drove away, the downtown property he purchased one year ago was finally finished and ready to be put on display.
Hartford OKs liquor license for art, ceramics studio 07-03-2018
HARTFORD – The city’s Common Council, last week, unanimously approved issuing a liquor license to Creative License — an arts and ceramic studio at 52 N. Main Street in the city’s downtown.
Richfield’s Carmex Precision Tools will move to Hartford industrial park 07-03-2018
HARTFORD — There is more positive business news for the city.
Bob Fish Buick is now Lynch Buick GMC 07-03-2018
WEST BEND — Bob Fish Buick GMC was sold by the Fish family, the dealership has been taken over by Patrick Lynch and the dealership was renamed Lynch Buick GMC of West Bend.
State law change affects Lac La Belle 07-03-2018
LAC LA BELLE — A state zoning law that some Town of Oconomowoc residents had hoped to use to block construction of a corporate headquarters adjacent to the Lac La Belle golf course has been repealed by the state Legislature.
New life for old BP gas station site?
PEWAUKEE — A coveted patch of lakefront property in the village could be on the cusp of redevelopment.
Eaton contracting with AECOM for maintenance services 07-03-2018
WAUKESHA — Workers at three Eaton locations in Waukesha will have their positions eliminated when the company hires AECOM to handle its maintenance services.
Village of Jackson gives favorable nod to changes within residential development 07-01-2018
JACKSON — The density of a multi-phased residential development is set to go down, based on plans developers submitted to the village of Jackson this week.
Attorney sues partner in failed Quaker Steak & Lube venture 07-01-2018
NEW BERLIN — A Waukesha attorney and his wife have filed suit against his business partner, alleging he was lied to a number of times after investing in the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant, now a Point Burger Bar.
Self-storage facility pitched for vacant New Berlin Pick ’n Save 07-01-2018
NEW BERLIN — A local contractor has pitched a redevelopment of the former Pick ’n Save property at West National Avenue and Sunnyslope Road that calls for turning the 66,893-square-foot building into a self-storage facility and constructing two commercial out-lot buildings on the site.
Panos building to be revived 07-01-2018
WAUKESHA — A local business will move into the Panos Fresh Market building at 200 W. Main St. in downtown Waukesha after it has sat vacant for five years.
Cooper Power Systems to lay off 52 employees, mostly mechanics 06-30-2018
WAUKESHA - Cooper Power Systems intends to lay off 52 employees this fall at its North Street location in Waukesha.
GE Distributed Power gives state notice of 236 layoffs
WAUKESHA - It’s been a while coming, but GE Distributed Power, Inc. gave notice to the state Friday that it will begin to lay off 236 employees in Waukesha at the end of August.
Wisconsin marine products company purchased in $910M deal 06-29-2018
MILWAUKEE — A manufacturing company says it's agreed to pay $910 million for a Wisconsin marine products company that has more than 600 employees
Foxconn reaches agreement to open Green Bay office
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group plans to open an office in Green Bay.
Panel reviews activity in 4 Hartford TIF districts 06-29-2018
HARTFORD — The city’s Joint Review Board held its annual meeting Thursday night at City Hall and heard reports on four Tax Incremental Finance Districts that were created in the city to promote economic development and growth in the city’s annual property tax collection.
Foxconn to host community open house 06-29-2018
MOUNT PLEASANT — Foxconn Technology Group announced Thursday it will host a two-day community open house to provide residents from Racine County and the surrounding area an opportunity to see the technologies that will be developed at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant.
Village Pumper to host grand opening of new liquor store 06-29-2018
MUKWONAGO — The Village Wine & Liquor next to the Village Pumper gas station on 710 Main St. in Mukwonago will have its grand opening today from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Fostering business minds 06-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Each fall, countless college freshmen seek to pursue the benefits of a degree in business. There’s just one problem. An overwhelming number of those students have not taken a single business-related class while in high school.
Trump touts economic policies at Foxconn ground-breaking 06-28-2018
MT. PLEASANT, Wisconsin - President Donald Trump highlighted his economic policies Thursday at the groundbreaking for a massive $10 billion FoxConn factory complex that may bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin, a state he barely carried in the 2016 presidential election.
Ristorante Bartolotta reopens today after remodel 06-28-2018
WAUWATOSA — After getting a refreshed dining room and a new kitchen, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 reopened its doors Wednesday for the dinner service.
Two applicants, one license 06-28-2018
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Common Council found itself in a bit of an dilemma Monday night when the city’s two newest restaurants both applied for a coveted liquor license that will become available this Sunday.
Two Foxtown projects move forward in Mequon 06-28-2018
MEQUON — Building and site plans for a building with a restaurant and offices and another with 96 apartment units earned unanimous approval from the Mequon Planning Commission.
Seasonal hiring starting at 300 Kohl’s locations 06-28-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Returning to school may be the last thing on students’ minds right now, but Kohl’s announced its seasonal hiring plan to coincide with back-to-school shopping.
Old Navy to open at Shoppes at Fox River 06-28-2018
WAUKESHA — Old Navy will open its new store at The Shoppes at Fox River sometime late next week, while work on a Bath & Body Works location is taking place at another storefront in the shopping center.
Four Waukesha County subcontractors selected for Wisconn Valley construction 06-28-2018
WAUKESHA — Foxconn Technology Group and its general contractor, M+W | Gilbane, selected four Waukesha County subcontractors for the construction of a $14 million multipurpose building, according to a press release.
Lac La Belle trustee predicts no Prestwick headquarters 06-28-2018
LAC LA BELLE — A Lac La Belle village trustee predicted Tuesday night there is “a high probability” that the Prestwick Group will decide not to build a new corporate headquarters adjacent to the Lac La Belle golf course the company is rebuilding.
Something to smile about 06-27-2018
SLINGER — After 12 years in an office with four chairs in less than 1,500 square feet, Dr. Chris Shumway moved down the road to a new 8,000-square-foot dental office for Shumway Family Dental.
Germantown company’s expansion plans draw concerns 06-27-2018
GERMANTOWN — A growing food services company has visions of eventually expanding operations in the heart of Germantown. Details, however, will likely undergo heavy scrutiny in the months ahead before any firm decisions are made.
Brandywine cleared for outdoor dining, serving in Cedarburg 06-27-2018
CEDARBURG — The timing couldn’t have been better for one of Cedarburg’s newest restaurants to receive a unique agreement that exemplifies an evolution that’s occurring as the city bridges the past with the present.
Keller Williams to occupy Riverwalk development 06-27-2018
HARTLAND — Keller Williams Realty may occupy the Riverwalk mixed-use development following a vote to approve an amendment to the Riverwalk Planned Unit Development Monday night.
Harken Industrial acquires Chicago company 06-27-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Harken Industrial announced Tuesday it acquired Chicago-based Elevated Safety, LLC, which trains, consults and equips rope access and rescue workers.
GE Healthcare to become separate company 06-27-2018
WAUKESHA — GE Healthcare, one of the largest employers in southeastern Wisconsin, will break away from its corporate parent to become a separate company some time in the next 12 to 18 months.
Rauser Agency joins Robertson Ryan 06-26-2018
MEQUON — The Rauser Agency, which now has locations in Mequon and downtown Milwaukee, has joined Robertson Ryan & Associates.
Wisconsin Cheese Day  06-26-2018
GERMANTOWN — State officials visited Gehl Foods and 12 other cheese producers statewide as part of Wisconsin Cheese Day on Monday.
New Berlin company rolls out walker to ease back pain 06-26-2018
NEW BERLIN — A walker intended to reduce neck and back pressure has been rolled out by New Berlin-based company Motivo, Inc.
Bear Arms aims to open in July in Mequon 06-26-2018
MEQUON — After numerous hurdles and setbacks, the Bear Arms gun range in Mequon is finally ready to open.
Special meeting on golf course plan tonight 06-26-2018
LAC LA BELLE — The Village Board has scheduled for tonight a special meeting to discuss with residents the Prestwick Group’s plans to rebuild the Lac La Belle golf course and construct a 60,000 square-foot corporate headquarters adjacent to the course.
Casablanca restaurant opening second location in Brookfield 06-26-2018
BROOKFIELD — Middle Eastern cuisine and ambiance are now right up the road for Brookfield residents.
Hartford Council eyes increase in number of city’s liquor licenses 06-24-2018
HARTFORD — City aldermen will be asked at their regular Tuesday night meeting to vote on an unusual request.
CVS Health adds drug disposal collection boxes 06-23-2018
GREEN BAY - CVS Health held an announcement with Attorney General Brad Schimel on Friday to promote the installation of in-store permanent drug disposal collection boxes in Wisconsin.
Business executives concerned about road closure amid redevelopment 06-23-2018
BROOKFIELD - While support for Brookfield Square’s south-end metamorphosis is widespread, executives of nearby businesses this week went on record and expressed accessibility concerns as construction work picks up steam.  
Kayak business eyed for historic Fredonia building 06-23-2018
FREDONIA - The building on the shore of the Milwaukee River dates to the Civil War and has a curious name.
Tariffs, other costs raise home building prices 06-23-2018
WAUKESHA - Builders around the country and in Wisconsin say lumber and steel tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are adding to the cost of new home building.   
Oconomowoc location of Mazatlan closed 06-22-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc location of Mazatlan, a restaurant offering a variety of Mexican cuisine, has closed its doors.
County officials OK referendum asking about ‘dark store’ legislation 06-22-2018
Washington County officials, eager for progress regarding legislation to address a loophole related to property taxes, will ask voters to offer their opinions regarding the matter.
Waukesha council approves White Rock TIF
WAUKESHA — The Common Council on a 12 to 1 vote this week approved creating a special taxing district to encourage economic development in a 37-acre neighborhood along White Rock Avenue on the city’s east side.
The Corners creates community vibe with activities 06-22-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The food truck craze is all the rage, and The Corners of Brookfield is joining the fun.
Developer to bring stadium proposal back to commission
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — More than 40 residents attended the Pewaukee Golf Club redevelopment open house and neighborhood listening session Thursday night where Diamond Club Entertainment, LLC officials announced they would return to the Plan Commission with a modified baseball stadium and residential complex proposal.
End of a Tradition 06-21-2018
WAUKESHA — The German-style building that once housed the Weissgerber’s Gasthaus was in the process of being torn down Wednesday.
Under new management 06-21-2018
After a nine-year run, Pat Kent is closing the doors to Pillars Pub one last time Sunday evening to let new owners take over.
Actuant has 3Q income of $29M 06-21-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $29 million.
Sobie’s, Olympia have liquor licenses renewed 06-21-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Before Tuesday night’s Common Council hearing regarding Sobie’s renewal of its liquor license, everything was squared away and up to code, which led to the council voting 7-0 to renew Sobie’s license without a hearing.
Industrial park plan advances in Germantown 06-20-2018
GERMANTOWN — The appearance of the Interstate 41 interchange at Holy Hill Road could look dramatically different in the years ahead on the heels of a decision made Monday.
Ribbon cutting marks formal opening of downtown Hartford hotel 06-20-2018
HARTFORD — Hartford’s new downtown hotel really put the word “grand” into the term “grand opening” Tuesday afternoon when as many as 200 people attended the formal ribbon cutting and gathering to mark the official opening of the Cobblestone Country Inn and Suites downtown.
Luxury condos under construction in Bishops Woods 06-20-2018
BROOKFIELD— A large luxury condo complex known as The Reserve is under construction near the intersection of Bluemound Road and Sunnyslope Road in the Bishops Woods Business Park.
Utility buys Wisconsin land for substation to power Foxconn
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — American Transmission Co. has purchased land to build a proposed electrical substation for the $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group complex in southeast Wisconsin.
Foxconn investing in $30 million water recycling system
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group says it's investing in a $30 million recycling system that will significantly reduce the amount of water drawn from Lake Michigan for its planned manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin.
Town Center improvements possible if Foxtown TIF incentives get OK 06-19-2018
MEQUON — If the Mequon Common Council votes to amend its tax incremental finance district to provide a $4.5 million incentive for the Foxtown project, it opens the door for additional public improvements in the Town Center area.
New Delafield Chocolate Factory coming soon 06-19-2018
DELAFIELD — Get ready to indulge in the Chocolate Factory’s signature subs and sundaes at an all-new spot.
DHL to close Mequon location, lay off 59 workers 06-19-2018
MEQUON — On Monday, DHL Supply Chain informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it plans to close its Mequon location.
Country Springs Hotel completes name transition to Ingleside Hotel 06-19-2018
WAUKESHA — Longtime Waukesha County landmark Country Springs Hotel has officially changed its name to The Ingleside Hotel.
Planned office building latest in Town Center 06-19-2018
MEQUON — The Town Center neighborhood continues to attract developer interest as Mequon’s Planning Commission June 11 reviewed a rezoning request land that may house two 25,000-square-foot office buildings.
Gallery 1, with strong Waukesha ties, celebrates 40 years of business 06-19-2018
WAUKESHA — This month, Gallery 1 is celebrating 40 years of business in Waukesha.
Smiley Barn returns in the fall 06-19-2018
DELAFIELD — This city will have its legendary, iconic landmark – The Smiley Barn — back at its home near the interchange of Hwy. 83 and Interstate 94 by this Fall.
Concerns about Lac La Belle’s new golf course 06-19-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village Administrator George Stumpf has acknowledged there is “general concern” among village residents about Prestwick Group’s reconstruction of the Lac La Belle golf course.
Clinic looks to move into West Bend tax district 06-17-2018
West Bend Medical is negotiating with the city of West Bend to move to a location at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street, which is in a distressed TID (Tax Incremental District).
Town of Waukesha delays event barn vote 06-16-2018
TOWN OF WAUKESHA - The Town Board and Plan Commission postponed until July 12 votes on a conditional use permit for a 50-acre event venue, including a 4,200 square-foot event barn, on the Lilac Acres Farm on S47-W2315 Lawnsdale Road.
Pink Mocha Cafe granted liquor license after second attempt 06-16-2018
HARTLAND - After four months, two applications and a change in the Village Board’s composition, Pink Mocha Cafe in Hartland will be able to operate a full bar.
Johnson visits local metal fabrication company, discusses tariffs 06-16-2018
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, visited Mathison Manufacturing Inc., a local company that specializes in metal fabrication, on Friday morning.
90 years and counting 06-16-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS - While his professional pursuits have taken him in disparate directions over the years, Harvey Moy’s primary role as a restaurateur almost seemed predestined.
Multi-million-dollar condos approved in Mukwonago 06-16-2018
MUKWONAGO - The face of Mukwonago’s Highway 83 entrance on the north side will change come fall with plan commissioners approving The Villas at Chapman Farms condo development this week, and other adjacent developments already underway.
Design unveiled for Brookfield conference center 06-16-2018
BROOKFIELD - As Bluemound Road continues to evolve with new developments, longtime shopping anchor for the area Brookfield Square Mall is also getting updated with a conference center. 
Foxconn closes on North American headquarters 06-15-2018
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group has purchased a downtown Milwaukee building to house its North American headquarters as it prepares to build a mammoth manufacturing complex 30 miles (50 kilometers) to the south.
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Waukesha State Bank promotes Swanson 07-18-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 13 locations in Waukesha County, recently announced the promotion of Joe Swanson to bank manager of its Meadowbrook Road office in Waukesha.
Community Care hires Kroll as marketing and outreach specialist 07-18-2018
BROOKFIELD — Community Care Inc. has named Tyler Kroll as its marketing and outreach specialist.
Waterman returns to Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet
WAUKESHA — Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet announced that attorney Brian Waterman has rejoined the firm after five years of building Indulgence Chocolatiers with his business partner and wife, Julie.
Walker announces Dairy Task Force 2.0 members 07-17-2018
Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday the members of the Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0 at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.
Daily News announces leadership changes 07-17-2018
Jon Denk has been hired by Conley Media as the publisher at the Washington County Daily News in West Bend, while former publisher, Heather Rogge, has been moved into a new position.
Area Shorewest real estate agents earn recognition from national rating agency 07-17-2018
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Area Shorewest real estate agents recently earned recognition as part of America’s Best Real Estate Agents.
Charter Steel earns energy award 07-17-2018
SAUKVILLE — A leader in Wisconsin manufacturing has become a pioneer in energy efficiency.
Health Alliance grows 07-17-2018
THIENSVILLE — The Thiensville Health Alliance has announced the addition of several new health and wellness practitioners and healing modalities to its building, located at 136 N. Main St.
Burke named Titan Spine COO 07-12-2018
MEQUON — Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company based in Mequon, has named Brian Burke as its chief operating officer.
LePoidevin Marketing expands digital marketing with Wemmert 07-11-2018
BROOKFIELD — Christian Wemmert has joined the LePoidevin Marketing team as the agency’s director of digital marketing.
Barbakoff named education director at Congregation Emanu-El 07-11-2018
WAUKESHA — Carrie Barbakoff has been hired as education director at Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha.
Sapyta joins ProHealth Medical Group 07-11-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — ProHealth Medical Group has announced the addition of board-certified internal medicine physician Steven Sapyta, M.D., to its City of Pewaukee clinic, N16-W24131 Riverwood Drive.
Center for Growth adds board members 07-11-2018
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Center for Growth, Inc. has added two new members to its board of directors: Mike Shiels, dean of the School of Applied Technologies at Waukesha County Technical College, and Ty Staviski, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Milwaukee Tool.
Spaulding Electric recipient of energy efficiency award 07-11-2018
BROOKFIELD — Because of its work helping small businesses with energy-saving projects, Spaulding Electric was the recipient of the Focus on Energy energy efficiency excellence award.
Opparatus Solutions joins Alliance 07-10-2018
WAUKESHA — Located in Waukesha, Opparatus Solutions LLC provides customer relationship management solutions.
Advanced Pain Management joins Alliance 07-10-2018
WAUKESHA — Advanced Pain Management recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Alliance welcomes Korb + Associates Architects 07-10-2018
MILWAUKEE — Liz Syrrakos with Korb + Associates Architects holds a Waukesha County Business Alliance membership plaque.
Business Alliance welcomes Horizons Law
BROOKFIELD — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Horizons Law Group, a law firm based in Brookfield, as a new member.
Dougherty joins Business Alliance 07-10-2018
WAUKESHA — Dougherty LLC, a business consulting firm in Waukesha, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Shorewest real estate agents collect more than $8,000 in children’s clothing 07-10-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Shorewest, Realtors recently conducted a clothes drive for the Foster Support Group from the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay.
Businesses of the Year 07-10-2018
What does it mean to be a great business? Obviously, you need to be profitable, but what other elements are key? Well, for Ozaukee Economic Development’s Businesses of the Year, they are not only profitable, but they are growing both in size and in employees and they are committed to their communities.
Three Pillars makes staff changes to meet resident needs

DOUSMAN — Three Pillars Senior Living Communities is celebrating three staffing announcements that it said will help the organization achieve its mission of meeting the social, physical and spiritual needs of older adults.
Six new members join Carroll University’s board of trustees 07-06-2018
WAUKESHA — Newly appointed members to Carroll University’s Board of Trustees have been selected to help with the creation and implementation of a new strategic plan.
TopLine Results joins Business Alliance 07-05-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — TopLine Results Corp., a full-service consulting firm specializing in customer relationship management solutions, recently celebrated its new location at N28-W23000 Roundy Drive, Suite 204.
Addiction Resource Council names Just executive director 07-05-2018
WAUKESHA — Lindsay Just has been named executive director of the Addiction Resource Council, Inc. She succeeds Joe Muchka, who will retire Aug. 1.
New associate dean of manufacturing technologies named at WCTC 07-05-2018
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College’s current associate dean of manufacturing technologies, Robert Novak, is retiring in August and staff member Carol Fontanez has been promoted to the position starting this month.
Luther Manor welcomes Tierney, Hinze 07-03-2018
MEQUON — Luther Manor, a nonprofit senior living community in Wauwatosa and Mequon, recently welcomed two employees.
Commerce State Bank adds to Board of Directors 06-29-2018
WEST BEND — James A. Testwuide, president and chief executive officer of H.C. Denison Co., has been appointed to Commerce State Bank’s Board of Directors.
Grafton resident earns CPA honor 06-26-2018
GRAFTON — Douglass Y. Bartley, a Grafton resident, was recently awarded the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 2017 Elijah Watt Sells Award for earning the highest cumulative scores on the rigorous four-part CPA examination.
Waukesha County Business Alliance celebrates award winners 06-25-2018
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance held an awards gala Thursday night.
Delafield chamber welcomes Beer Snobs 06-25-2018
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Hartland business Beer Snobs Ale & Eats as a new member.
Cedarburg Piggly Wiggly earns energy honor 06-25-2018
CEDARBURG — In the upstairs offices of Cedarburg’s only supermarket, high above the hustle and bustle of the store’s floor, a small, geometric trophy sits upon a large desk.
Tri City National Bank celebrates new Waukesha branch 06-22-2018
WAUKESHA — On Thursday, Tri City National Bank celebrated the official grand opening of its new Waukesha branch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
CleanSlate joins Business Alliance 06-22-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — CleanSlate Centers recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Dress designer Ricco named a Mount Mary fellow 06-22-2018
MILWAUKEE — A fashion designer who became famous after former first lady Michelle Obama wore one of her dresses has been named a fellow at Mount Mary University, her alma mater.
Mortenson to lead land development services at raSmith 06-22-2018
BROOKFIELD — Tom Mortensen, professional landscape architect, was recently promoted to assistant director of the land development services division at raSmith.
Engel named CEO of Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin 06-22-2018
WEST ALLIS — The Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin has a new president and chief executive officer in Peter X. Engel.
Regal Ware executive named to Hall of Fame 06-22-2018
KEWASKUM — Jeffrey Reigle, president and CEO of Regal Ware in Kewaskum, has been inducted into the Direct Selling Association Hall of Fame.
West Bend counselor receives designation from international foundation 06-22-2018
WEST BEND — Lisa Tieglman-Koepp has earned the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist designation from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation.
First Subaru Ascent in the world sold at Sommer’s 06-21-2018
MEQUON — The 2019 Subaru Ascent is now on the market, and the first one was sold last week at Sommer’s Subaru in Mequon.
‘Double up’ for charity 06-21-2018
CEDARBURG — Two beloved local entities are celebrating a big milestone this summer, and they’re teaming up to mark the occasion in a way that benefits the whole community.
Cedar Community welcomes new administrator 06-20-2018
WEST BEND — Cedar Community announced Tuesday that Jessica Melstrand has been added to its staff as the administrator of Cedar Community at Home.
Tomchek joins Alliance 06-19-2018
WAUKESHA — Tomchek Ace Hardware in Waukesha recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Russ Darrow Group makes contribution to Kettle Moraine YMCA 06-19-2018
WEST BEND — For the second consecutive year, the Russ Darrow Group’s dealerships in West Bend provided support to the Kettle Moraine YMCA’s “Send a Kid to Camp Campaign.”
Muscle and Movement Therapy in Cedarburg hires chiropractor Jacob Kornetzke 06-19-2018
CEDARBURG — Chiropractor Jacob Kornetzke, who has a background in athletic performance and nutrition, has joined Muscle and Movement Therapy, N69 W5289 Columbia Road in Cedarburg.
Port Washington State Bank hires VP 06-19-2018
PORT WASHINGTON — Port Washington State Bank has hired Tarrah Beyer as its vice president of Marketing and Public Relations.
Bank backs Camp Hometown Heroes 06-19-2018
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has presented Camp Hometown Heroes with a check for $8,934.31 from its recent fundraising campaign.
CUW names education dean 06-19-2018
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin has named James Pingel II the new dean of its School of Education.
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