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UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery
DETROIT  — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has notified the union that he would retire, his attorney, Bruce Maffeo of New York, said in an email.
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Vespera condos to be completed in Oconomowoc 11-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Condominium project Vespera — after being left unfinished for 10 years — has received approval to be completed by a new developer after the Common Council voted unanimously to allow a new planned development ordinance on Tuesday.
Cedarburg Trail condos get final approvals 11-21-2019
CEDARBURG — It’s been a long road, but the plan for Cedarburg Trail Condominiums is moving along.
Nissen Staffing Continuum announces new name 11-21-2019
WAUKESHA — About seven months ago, Nissen Staffing Continuum announced it had become a part of Milwaukee-based 6th Avenue Group, and on Wednesday, it announced it has changed its name to Engauge Workforce Solutions.
Metro-Milwaukee unemployment drops to 3.1% in October
11-21-2019
The unemployment rate for the metro Milwaukee area has again shifted, dropping to a 3.1% rate in October, which is 0.3% less than September’s rate of 3.4%.
Fire at Grafton auto body shop spawns severe damage at historic building 11-21-2019
GRAFTON — The Grafton Fire Department responded to a fire at Heinz & Sons 57 Auto Body Wednesday morning.
Artisan sourdough baker popular at farmers markets 11-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — When artisan baker Matt Reich, owner of the Elemental Bread Company, sold out 60 loaves of his homemade, handcrafted sourdough bread in about 45 minutes at the Oconomowoc Summer Farmers Market it may have launched a new career for the Watertown stay-at-home dad.
Banks see Fed payments proposal opening door to fintech rivals 11-20-2019
A plan by the Federal Reserve to build its own network to transfer funds quickly has pitted technology firms seeking a foothold in the financial sector against banks that have traditionally dominated the payments business.
GateHouse, Gannett join, become largest US newspaper chain 11-19-2019
NEW YORK — GateHouse closed its $1.1 billion takeover of USA Today publisher Gannett, becoming the country’s largest newspaper company by far and pledging significant cost cuts at a time when print publications are in precipitous decline.
Kohl's reduces annual profit outlook heading into holidays 11-19-2019
NEW YORK — Kohl's Corp. on Tuesday cut its full-year profit outlook after reporting disappointing third-quarter results.
Kohl's: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot 11-19-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl's Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $123 million.
Major zoning changes proposed in Town of Delafield 11-19-2019
TOWN OF DELAFIELD — There will be a public hearing Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall on a proposal that a decade or two ago would have been unheard of — the creation of a multi-use commercial zoning district in the town.
Corn and Soy harvest projected lower than 2018 11-19-2019
Forecasts for both corn and soybean harvests released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture are lower than last year’s totals.
Handen Distillery gets beer license 11-19-2019
CEDARBURG — Handen Distillery received a beer license from the Cedarburg Common Council Nov. 11.
Townhomes OK'd for downtown Cedarburg parcel 11-19-2019
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Common Council approved amending the comprehensive land use plan and rezoning a vacant parcel along the north side of Mill Street between Washington Avenue and Hanover Avenue to allow for two two-unit townhomes.
Texas company devalues sand mines in Wisconsin 11-18-2019
MADISON, Wis. — A Texas industrial sand mining company’s announcement that it has devalued two of its mines marks the bleak conditions facing Wisconsin’s frac sand industry.
Wisconsin's credit unions report strong 3Q 11-17-2019
The state-chartered credit unions in Wisconsin posted a strong third quarter with assets increasing by 10%.
$40M senior living facility returning to Plan Commission
11-17-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Back in June, Minneapolis-based developer The Waters proposed a 150-unit senior living development in the city at W239-N2492 Pewaukee Road.
Kohler Company could lay off employees 11-17-2019
KOHLER — Although Kohler Company is trying to find jobs for all of the workers affected by the company’s permanent transfer of its engines division, it notified the state on Friday that not all of the 90 affected employees might find employment elsewhere in the company.
New Media, Gannett shareholders approve media merger deal 11-15-2019
The two biggest newspaper chains in the country are on the verge of combining, after shareholders of both gave green lights to the $1.13 billion deal Thursday.
Commission approves updated design for Frame Park Commons 11-15-2019
WAUKESHA — It took close to an hour of debate and explanation, but the Plan Commission approved site and architectural plans this week for the 72-unit Frame Park Commons apartment complex at Moreland Boulevard and White Rock Avenue.
Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year applications accepted
11-14-2019
MADISON — Applications are now being accepted until Nov. 22 for the 32nd annual Manufacturer of the Year award.
Wisconsin unemployment rate up for fifth straight month
11-14-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is up for a fifth straight month and half a percentage point since a record low in May.
Blue Collar Coffee Co. set to open in Delafield this month
11-14-2019
DELAFIELD — Residents who have been missing having a place to grab a cup of joe at the former site of Milwaukee Street Traders will soon have a place to get their caffeine fix.
Rockwell Automation reports 4Q profit 11-14-2019
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $8.1 million.
Condo redevelopment on city agenda 11-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A proposal for redevelopment of a condominium project stalled during The Great Recession is the subject of one of three public hearings scheduled for the Common Council on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
'My head is swimming' 11-14-2019
MEQUON — A 40-acre development proposed for the northwest corner of Port Washington and Highland roads left aldermen with mixed reactions during a preliminary consultation before the Mequon Common Council Tuesday.
Commission OKs proposed office development 11-13-2019
HARTFORD — The Plan Commission on Monday night approved a plan to allow construction of three office buildings on property on North Pike Lake Drive.
Metro Milwaukee home sales up 7.9% in October 11-13-2019
WAUKESHA — Many area residents will have a new home for the holidays with 1,835 units sold in October in the four-county metro Milwaukee area.
Dean Foods declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand 11-13-2019
Got milk? Increasingly, Americans don’t, and that led the nation’s biggest milk producer to file for bankruptcy Tuesday.
St. Joseph's Hospital changing to Froedtert West Bend Hospital 11-13-2019
TOWN OF POLK — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital, 3200 Pleasant Valley Road, will change its name to Froedtert West Bend Hospital, effective Monday.
FBFC now on Pinterest 11-12-2019
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has launched its presence on Pinterest.
Port Washington State Bank adopts new domain name
11-12-2019
PORT WASHINGTON — In order to better serve its customers, Port Washington State Bank announced the adoption of a new domain – pwsb.bank – for its internet operations.
'Animal doctor' comes home to practice 11-12-2019
GRAFTON — Alex Ripperger knew when she was 3 years old that she wanted to be an “animal doctor.” She remembers having an intense love of animals, even though she grew up in a household without a pet.
Pet Stop Barbershop coming to Cedarburg 11-12-2019
CEDARBURG — A new dog day care and grooming business is coming to Cedarburg at the vacant space adjacent to the George Webb restaurant at W63 N149 Washington Ave.
Report: Economic slowdown could hit state in 2020 11-12-2019
Wisconsin’s economy could be impacted by a potential recession in 2020, according to a study looking at how states across the country would weather broader economic forces in the year ahead.
Stonehaven under new owners 11-12-2019
TOWN OF POLK — A long-time town business, Stonehaven, is under new ownership after the purchase was completed Friday by Monacelli Stone of Lannon.
AutoZone eyeing former Taco Bell spot
11-12-2019
GRAFTON — The village of Grafton will hold a hearing Nov. 26 on a proposal from AutoZone to move into the vacant Taco Bell at 588 Falls Road.
BelAir Cantina to expand Town of Brookfield location 11-12-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A planned 3,000-squarefoot addition to the BelAir Cantina Restaurant in The Corners will provide a new bar and dining experience, as well as more outdoor seating.
Football legend Billy Sims BBQ is coming to West Bend 11-09-2019
WEST BEND — Barbecue with a distinctive Southern twist will soon be served in West Bend when the restaurant chain started by Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims opens next week.
Jason Industries reports 3Q loss 11-09-2019
MILWAUKEE  — Jason Industries Inc. (JASN) on Friday reported a loss of $33.2 million in its third quarter.
Outback Steakhouse opens at Brookfield Square 11-08-2019
BROOKFIELD — Outback Steakhouse has opened a new location at
Brookfield Square.
Village looking to develop former Niphos site 11-08-2019
SLINGER — Progress may finally be in sight for development of the former Niphos Plating Company site in the village.
Fiserv reports $198 million in earnings 11-08-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv Inc. (FISV) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $198 million.
More store closures for Sears and Kmart 11-08-2019
The owner of Sears and Kmart announced Thursday it will close an additional 96 stores, including one in Wisconsin in Kenosha.
Waukesha State Bank starts work on Menomonee Falls branch 11-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for its new office in Menomonee Falls at N83-W15424 Appleton Ave.
Target holding Black Friday preview sale today and Saturday 11-08-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — Target is holding its Black Friday preview sale this Friday and Saturday, a week later than last year because this Thanksgiving is the latest it can possibly be.
Couple hosting grand opening Saturday for unique art store 11-08-2019
HARTFORD — Mayville residents Denise and Marvin Harris are bringing their lifelong passion for art to Hartford with the grand opening of their new and unique art store in downtown Hartford.
Residents protest 5G at U.S. Cellular 11-07-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A protest against 5G wireless technology outside of the U.S. Cellular location on Summit Avenue in Oconomowoc was held last week.
Man Shed Brewery passes first hurdle in Cedarburg 11-07-2019
CEDARBURG — Microbreweries may be permitted on Cedarburg’s east side.
Taproom opening at old Hops and Leisure in Oconomowoc 11-07-2019
OCONOMOWOC — After years of home brewing and handling his own distribution, Jason Radosevich and Dave Baron of Steel Tank Brewing aim to open up their own taproom at 1225 Robruck Drive.
Hartford panel to consider proposed office development 11-06-2019
HARTFORD — A proposed office development at the northeast corner of Pike Place Drive and East Sumner Street (Highway 60) will be the main topic of discussion when the city’s Plan Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Delafield taps into hotel tax revenues
11-06-2019
DELAFIELD — The city’s Promotion and Tourism Commission reluctantly agreed Tuesday morning to contribute an additional $55,000 in hotel room tax revenues to the city’s operating budget.
Harley-Davidson unveils two new middleweight motorcycles 11-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — Displayed for the first time publicly at EICMA in Milan, Harley-Davidson is showcasing two new middleweight motorcycles, including the release of information surrounding the latest signature Harley-Davidson V-Twin engine, the Revolution Max.
Cedarburg: Now on a T-shirt near you
11-05-2019
CEDARBURG — Rachel Arroyo is wearing her love for her hometown on her sleeve – and now you can, too.
Financial advisor sued by Mutual of Omaha 11-05-2019
WAUKESHA — Ed Matthes, the former Mutual of Omaha financial advisor who allegedly swindled his customers out of over $1.75 million, is now being sued by Mutual of Omaha, according to a Waukesha County Circuit Court civil suit.
Master Lock adds Bluetooth door controller 11-05-2019
MILWAUKEE — Master Lock, the industry’s security leader for more than 95 years, has expanded its Bluetooth enabled product family to include the new Bluetooth Door Controller, which offers security professionals and their customers cost-effective keyless access control from the convenience of their smartphone, the company announced.
Downtown Delafield code changed 11-05-2019
DELAFIELD — The Common Council granted final approval Monday night to zoning code changes that some city officials and citizens have said will change the landscape of downtown Delafield forever.
Milwaukee Tool announces cordless light equipment 11-05-2019
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Tool announced this week the launch of the MX FUELT Equipment System.
Kwik Trip proposed for Muskego 11-02-2019
MUSKEGO — A series of public meetings will be held in Muskego in the coming weeks regarding potential new developments in the city.
Kohl’s kicks off month with Black Friday deals 11-02-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — It may only be the second day of November, but Kohl’s is already offering early Black Friday deals.
Briggs & Stratton reports $33.6 million loss
11-02-2019
WAUWATOSA — Briggs & Stratton Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $33.6 million in its fiscal first quarter.
New Delafield pizzeria plans for expansions 11-02-2019
DELAFIELD — The owners of Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, a new family-owned Italian restaurant in Delafield, already have plans to expand their menu, dining area and begin delivering orders starting in early November.
US added a solid 128,000 jobs in October despite GM strike 11-01-2019
WASHINGTON — A solid October jobs report on Friday spotlighted the surprising durability of the U.S. economy in the face of persistent trade conflicts and a global slowdown.
Under his guidance, WB Area Chamber has grown in membership, services
11-01-2019
“I thought this was going to be my retirement job,” said Craig Farrell. Craig is executive director of the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce. “I'd spend a couple of years here, and then retire. Well, it's been 14 years and I'm not ready to do that.”
Alliant Energy accelerates renewable energy in state 11-01-2019
MADISON — Alliant Energy announced Thursday its Powering What’s Next plan to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy for customers.
Clearing the trails 11-01-2019
There are times when a region requires a certain kind of relief assistance in the wake of a natural disaster.
Sale of Journal Communications Building closes 11-01-2019
MILWAUKEE — J. Jeffers & Co. announced Thursday it has closed on the transaction to purchase the Journal Communications Building and the adjoining properties from the Gannett Newspaper company in downtown Milwaukee.
Generac reports record quarterly earnings 11-01-2019
TOWN OF GENESEE — The aging electrical grid in the United States helped Generac to have record sales in the third quarter.
Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to create fourth-biggest carmaker 10-31-2019
MILAN — Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Peugeot said Thursday they have agreed to merge to create the world's fourth-largest automaker with enough scale to confront big shifts in the industry, including a race to develop electric cars and driverless technologies.
Madison lauded as a good city for startups 10-31-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — St. Paul, Minn., Madison, and Plano, Texas, are the best three “untapped cities” in the United States for startup businesses, according to a survey by Fundera, the small-business adviser.
Oshkosh Corp. reports earnings of $150 million 10-31-2019
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Corp. (OSK) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $150 million.
Quad/Graphics reports $126.5 million loss 10-31-2019
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) on Tuesday reported a third-quarter loss of $126.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
Beetle-mania 10-31-2019
WAUKESHA — Jim Likeric has a different kind of “Beetlemania.” As the owner of Jim’s Bug Center at 822 W. St. Paul Ave., Likeric has decades of experience working on Volkswagen vehicles.
Krumenacher Jewelers closing 10-31-2019
WAUKESHA — For almost 90 years, three generations of the Krumenacher family have sold and made custom jewelry for generations of Waukesha residents.
Fed cuts rates a 3rd time this year but signals likely pause
10-30-2019
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats.
US economy grows at modest 1.9% rate in third quarter
10-30-2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed to a modest growth rate of 1.9% in the summer as consumer spending downshifted and businesses continued to trim their investments in response to trade war uncertainty and a weakening global economy.
Molson Coors restructuring as beer sales decline 10-30-2019
Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales.
A.O. Smith reports 3Q income 10-30-2019
MILWAUKEE — A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $87.3 million.
Rexnord reports net income 10-30-2019
MILWAUKEE — Rexnord Corp. (RXN) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $56.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Innio: Waukesha layoffs part of streamlining 10-30-2019
WAUKESHA — Laying off workers in Waukesha will allow Innio to continue production at its manufacturing facilities in Waukesha and Welland, Ontario, Canada, said a company spokeswoman.
Energizer's Vermont plant closure not immediate 10-29-2019
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Energizer says the closing and move to Wisconsin of its Vermont manufacturing plant will occur in phases and is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2021.
Bamboo Bistro is a pure family restaurant 10-29-2019
GRAFTON — Bamboo Bistro in Grafton is owned and operated by Luat Dang and Thu and Joselyn Trinh. Luat and Thu are married, and Joselyn and Thu are sisters. They are all intensely family and community-focused.
Gardner Denver reports 3Q income of $41.3 million 10-29-2019
MILWAUKEE — Gardner Denver Holdings Inc. (GDI) on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $41.3 million.
Innio laying off at least half of Waukesha employees 10-29-2019
WAUKESHA — As many as 75% of the employees at Innio’s Waukesha location could lose their jobs at the end of the year, according to a notice sent to the state Monday.
Walgreens lays off employees at HQ 10-29-2019
Walgreens laid off employees at its Deerfield, Ill., corporate headquarters last week and won’t pay bonuses to store managers this year as it works to increase its cost-cutting goal to $1.8 billion annually.
Survey: US business hiring falls to a 7-year low 10-28-2019
WASHINGTON — A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey has found.
Glue Dots International plans 68,000-square-foot addition
10-27-2019
GERMANTOWN — Glue Dots International is growing its footprint in Germantown.
Goo Goo Gaa Gaa Children's Boutique marks 15th anniversary 10-26-2019
BROOKFIELD — For the 15 years, the owners of Goo Goo Gaa Gaa Children’s Boutique have prided themselves on offering products and customer service that makes customers coo with delight.
Pabst Farms YMCA settles in toddler injury case 10-26-2019
WAUKESHA — The YMCA at Pabst Farms has settled a lawsuit with an Oconomowoc family after one of the employees fell while holding their baby, according to court documents.
Hiring for company culture reduces Cousins Subs' turnover 10-26-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — As companies struggle to find and retain quality employees in the tightest job market in decades, Cousins Subs has learned how to do both by focusing on its core values — purposeful, passionate, optimistic and grounded.
US budget deficit hits nearly $1 trillion. Does it matter?
10-25-2019
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration reported a river of red ink Friday.
GM workers ratify contract, 40-day strike to end 10-25-2019
ROMULUS, Mich. — Striking General Motors factory workers will put down their picket signs after approving a new contract that will end a 40-day strike that paralyzed the company's U.S. production.
Long-time Vermont battery producer moving to Wisconsin
10-25-2019
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Energizer says it is closing a manufacturing facility in Vermont and moving it to Wisconsin.
Gardner Pet Group in West Bend to close Jan. 17 10-25-2019
WEST BEND — Gardner Pet Group, an international pet product company, will close its West Bend manufacturing plant.
ProAmPac land sale approved in Hartford 10-25-2019
HARTFORD — Business has been going so well for ProAmPac in the industrial park on the west side of the city that they are purchasing an approximately six-acre parcel of land adjacent to their current facility at 2261 Innovation Way to build more warehouse and office space.
Associated Banc-Corp reports 3Q earnings 10-25-2019
GREEN BAY — Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $83.3 million.
Holiday shoppers expected to spend 4% more in 2019
10-25-2019
WASHINGTON — Across the country, spending during the holidays is anticipated to increase by about 4%, according to the National Retail Federation.
Marcus Corp. reports record quarterly earnings 10-25-2019
MILWAUKEE — The third quarter was a strong one for Milwaukee-based the Marcus Corporation, which reported a 24% increase in revenues for a record $211,462,000.
Ushering in a new era 10-25-2019
BROOKFIELD — At a time when a growing number of traditional enclosed shopping malls are closing down across the U.S., a cross-section of city, civic and business leaders celebrated a new era for Brookfield Square at a ceremony Thursday.
'The Key' to wellness 10-24-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Local herbalist Tamara Key has decided to open her own apothecary shop called Herbal Key at 411 W. Wisconsin Ave. after her rousing success at the Oconomowoc Farmers Market this past summer.
Developer has plan for affordable housing in city 10-24-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Creating workforce housing has been a focus of Oconomowoc’s leadership in recent months because of the increased job opportunities happening in the city; however, finding developers has been difficult for the city.
T.J. Maxx, Five Below could be here by spring 10-24-2019
WEST BEND — T.J. Maxx and Five Below have only one hurdle left before the retailers can begin construction in Grafton to convert the old Best Buy to their needs.
Downtown is looking up 10-24-2019
WEST BEND — Things are happening downtown, as the Downtown Business District has an operations plan for 2020 and many initiatives moving forward.
Batteries Plus Bulbs launches Smart Home collection 10-24-2019
HARTLAND — Recognizing the market for smart technology for the home, Hartland-based Batteries Plus Bulbs has created a new product line called Smart Home.
Blain's Farm & Fleet further expands in Michigan 10-24-2019
JANESVILLE — Blain’s Farm & Fleet is continuing its expansion eastward with a fifth location planned for the city of Walker in Michigan, which is slated to open next fall.
Site plan vote postponed for White Rock apartment development 10-24-2019
WAUKESHA — A plan to construct a 72-unit apartment complex straddling the intersection of Moreland Boulevard and White Rock Avenue isn't in peril just yet, but plan commissioners have made it clear that they want a more appealing design for the project.
Unemployment drops throughout Wisconsin in September 10-24-2019
MADISON — September in Wisconsin again saw unemployment rates decline.
Waterstone reports 3Q earnings of $10.9M 10-24-2019
WAUWATOSA — Waterstone Financial Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $10.9 million.
Little movement on Foxconn 'innovation centers' in Wisconsin 10-23-2019
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group promised to make a splash in Wisconsin beyond a massive manufacturing facility in the southeast part of the state, but there's little evidence that plans to build the so-called "innovation centers" are moving forward.
Menards to close Thanksgiving Day 10-23-2019
EAU CLAIRE — Menards will continue its tradition of remaining closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Fiserv point-of-sale platform launches at forum 10-23-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc., announced its point-of-sale platform, Clover, has been introduced at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
TIKI Brand introduces fire pit 10-23-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — TIKI Brand may be well-known for its backyard torch, but it’s hoping to soon be known for its fire pit with the creation of its patent-pending Fire Pit & Wood Pack.
Brookfield Square to celebrate completed project 10-23-2019
BROOKFIELD — To celebrate the completion of Brookfield Square’s redevelopment of the former Sears section, it is hosting “A Taste of Brookfield Square” event Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Massive AT&T outage hits city of West Bend 10-23-2019
WEST BEND — Real estate agents without Google Maps, stores without credit card readers and librarians recalling the old Dewey Decimal system to find a book. If you were an AT&T customer in West Bend Tuesday, chances are you had to learn to operate in the pre-internet age.
MGIC has 3Q profit of $176.9 million 10-23-2019
MILWAUKEE — MGIC Investment Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $176.9 million.
Prestwick Group ignores lake management district 10-23-2019
LAC LA BELLE — The Prestwick Group has apparently ignored a letter from the Lac La Belle Lake Management District asking the company to submit some of its plans for redevelopment of the Lac La Belle golf course to the district for its approval.
Harley-Davidson: 3Q Earnings Snapshot 10-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $86.6 million.
Harken, Inc. co-founder dies 10-22-2019
PEWAUKEE — Olaf Harken and his older brother Peter created a global business that helped people control their boats — and at their company Harken, Inc., Olaf helped to keep the business on a clear course.
National retail sales down slightly last month 10-22-2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Retail sales in September were down 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted from August, but up 4.5 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to a National Retail Federation report released last week.
The harvest scramble 10-22-2019
Farmers scrambled to clear fields this weekend in advance of cold and rainy weather.
Silgan Containers to temporarily lay off 22 in Menomonee Falls 10-22-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corporation informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Monday that it will temporarily lay off 22 employees.
Track 5 Oil Change comes to Cedarburg 10-22-2019
CEDARBURG — A local oil change service is under new management.
Lake Geneva man stole trade secrets from Mequon company
10-22-2019
MEQUON — It was like a scene out of a movie — a man carrying luggage containing trade secrets from a Mequon company was stopped by federal authorities just minutes before boarding a flight to China.
Iconic Dietzlers Soda returns to Hartford
10-20-2019
HARTFORD — An old friend is returning to Hartford — Dietzler Soda. Fans of the long-time locally bottled and family created Dietzler Soda can now have a taste of the past for the local product. The well-known product name has returned to Hartford after a 40 year absence.
Hazardous waste collection proposed for Veolia building
10-20-2019
GERMANTOWN — Clean Harbors would like to use the old Veolia facility as a transport hub for hazardous waste and materials, but members of the Germantown Plan Commission has some concerns about containment and safety.
Outside Inn with bacon in Muskego closes 10-20-2019
MUSKEGO — Citing the marketplace as the reason for closing, the owners of Outside Inn with bacon in Muskego posted on Facebook Friday the restaurant and bar would be closing that night.
Sensient shares up 19% 10-19-2019
MILWAUKEE — Sensient Technologies Corp. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $31.9 million.
Manpower reports 3Q profit of $146.1 million 10-19-2019
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $146.1 million.
Concerns raised about plans for Frame Park Commons
10-19-2019
WAUKESHA - City staff has raised concerns about some of the architectural elements of the proposed Frame Park Commons, a multi-family development on the southeast and southwest corner of White Rock Avenue and Moreland Boulevard.
Waukesha's Chancery to close 10-18-2019
WAUKESHA — The Chancery in Waukesha is set to close Saturday after many years of operations
Manufacturing methods and more 10-18-2019
WAUKESHA — Over 800 local middle and high school students got to learn about the multiple fields of manufacturing that could provide them with future job opportunities Thursday at the Waukesha County Expo Center.
Area among best-paying for young workers 10-18-2019
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis is among the top 10 best-paying large metro areas in the U.S. for workers under age 25, according to an analysis by AutoInsurance.org.
Snap-On reports net income of $164.6M 10-18-2019
KENOSHA — Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $164.6 million.
Badger Meter posts 3Q earnings of $12.7M 10-18-2019
MILWAUKEE — Badger Meter Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $12.7 million.
Penzeys Spices recalls chicken soup base 10-18-2019
MILWAUKEE — Penzeys Spices has recalled jars of chicken soup base, which are manufactured outside of the company’s facilities.
Robert J. Feest Insurance Agency expands to Richfield
10-18-2019
ELM GROVE — Robert J. Feest Insurance Agency has opened a second office at 3070 Helsan Drive in Richfield.
Some US farmers get a reprieve at end of challenging year
10-17-2019
FARGO, N.D. — Many farmers in the Midwest and South whose planting this year was interrupted by wet weather are getting a reprieve, though a few Northern states have seen their harvest prospects go from bad to worse.
Wisconsin unemployment up for fourth straight month
10-17-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate ticked up for the fourth straight month and is up nearly half a point since May.
Signs installed at new Casey's General Store 10-17-2019
Work was progressing Wednesday at the site of the new Casey’s General Store under construction on Hartford’s west side near the intersection of Highway 60 and Liberty Street.
Evin at Oconomowoc breaks ground 10-17-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Developer Aaron Matter alongside community leaders and those contributing to the construction of Evin at Oconomowoc dug their golden, branded shovels into the dirt on Oct. 10 to signal the beginning of the project’s construction.
Cafe Bavaria to remain open through holiday season 10-17-2019
WAUWATOSA — Plans have changed Cafe Bavaria in Wauwatosa, which was going to close for renovations, but which will now stay open through the holiday seasons after operator The Lowlands Group received considerable amount of feedback.
Burger King planned for Oconomowoc 10-17-2019
OCONOMOWOC — There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned rivalry.
A blend of flavors 10-17-2019
HARTLAND — The Creole Cafe in Hartland is where flavors blend on a menu that consists of local favorites, such as scones and muffins, with some new offerings of biscuits and gravy and grits.
Downtown facade/building grant program eyed in Slinger
10-16-2019
SLINGER — Slinger officials have set priorities for aiding redevelopment of the village’s downtown, but what could be the first steps in the new year?
Report: Women on Wisconsin company boards at all-time high 10-16-2019
MILWAUKEE — A recent research report by nonprofit organization Milwaukee Women inc found that women serving on public company boards reached an all-time high.
Sneak peek into revamped Sendik's in The Corners 10-16-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Sendik’s located in The Corners of Brookfield has undergone a $5 million renovation, which is nearly complete.
Council gives Fox Run TIF initial blessing 10-16-2019
WAUKESHA — The Common Council has given city staff the green light to create an official proposal for a $32 million dollar tax incremental financing district aimed at redeveloping the nearly-vacant Fox Run Shopping Center.
Wisconsin spice company peppers Facebook with anti-Trump ads 10-15-2019
MADISON, Wis. — The nation's largest independent spice retailer is peppering Facebook with ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Harley temporarily suspends electric motorcycle production 10-15-2019
NEW YORK — Harley-Davidson is suspending production of its highly anticipated electric motorcycle because of technical issues that arose during a final quality check.
Bank First renovations to begin soon 10-15-2019
CEDARBURG — Bank First has released renderings of its facility in Cedarburg, W61 N529 Washington Ave. Bank First established itself in the Cedarburg community when it acquired Partnership Bank in July 2019.
Sentry fate unclear as proposed TIF goes to council 10-15-2019
WAUKESHA — As a multi-million-dollar tax incremental financing district aimed at redeveloping the derelict Fox Run Shopping Center heads to the Common Council for an initial blessing, the fate of the city’s last Sentry supermarket remains unclear.
Shinery introduces new brand inspired by owners' bulldog 10-15-2019
CEDARBURG — This could be man’s new best friend – Boon Dog Whiskey. This is the first and new brand The Shinery Moonshine Company created for its three locations in Cedarburg, Appleton and Green Bay.
Hartford panel recommends permit for hazardous waste facility 10-15-2019
HARTFORD — The Plan Commission Monday night approved a conditional use permit to allow a company to handle contaminated and hazardous waste within the city’s Western Industrial Park.
Metro Milwaukee home sales improve 4.1% in September
10-15-2019
For the third month, home sales increased in the metro Milwaukee area.
First board signs off on T.J. Maxx plan 10-15-2019
GRAFTON — A plan for a T.J. Maxx and a Below Five in Grafton has passed its first hurdle in the village’s review.
Battered Amcast site undergoing transformation 10-15-2019
CEDARBURG — For years the Amcast Industrial Corp. properties have flanked Hamilton Road at Johnson Street, vacant and slowly crumbling.
High-end residential community proposal on hold 10-13-2019
GERMANTOWN — The plan for a high-end single-family residential community along Donges Bay near Kinderberg Park has been put on hold after a rezoning request was denied in the Village Board’s Oct. 7 meeting.
Company seeks hazardous waste permit 10-13-2019
HARTFORD — A public hearing will be held Monday by the Plan Commission on a request to grant a conditional use permit to let a company handle contaminated and hazardous waste within the city’s Western Industrial Park.
New life for Fox Run Shopping Center?
10-13-2019
WAUKESHA — Big changes could be coming to Waukesha if a proposal to redevelop the Fox Run Shopping Center is approved that would include a mix of medical/office, multifamily residential and commercial uses.
Report: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel owners owe back taxes on downtown buildings 10-11-2019
MILWAUKEE — The owner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is late on paying property taxes on its downtown buildings, the newspaper reported Wednesday.
Airbnb names Milwaukee top travel destination in 2020
10-11-2019
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee has been named the top travel destination in 2020 by Airbnb, the internet service that connects property owners and travelers.
Sikich to buy Brookfield accounting firm 10-11-2019
BROOKFIELD — Professional services firm Sikich agreed to acquire public accounting firm Freyberg, Hinkle, Ashland, Powers & Stowell, based in Brookfield. The deal was announced Thursday.
Dawn's Early Light 10-11-2019
BROOKFIELD — Packing up your entire life and getting a fresh start halfway across the country is never an easy task — especially when you’re a business owner.
Doggy Bag sold to new owners 10-10-2019
OCONOMOWOC — After owner Eric Eck announced he was going to either sell or close his dog treat store, The Doggy Bag, in a Facebook post in August, Oconomowoc native Annie Biesboer and her husband, Jorge Sanchez, decided they wanted to continue its legacy.
'Dollar Trees or local businesses that have character?'
10-10-2019
MEQUON — Mequon Planning Commission members peppered planning staff with many questions regarding resale shops coming to the city at its meeting Monday.
T.J. Maxx hopes to open in former Best Buy 10-10-2019
GRAFTON — Two national retail stores could be heading to Grafton.
TGIFridays notifies state of closing at Miller Park 10-10-2019
MILWAUKEE — TGIFridays of Wisconsin Inc. notified the state Wednesday it will close its Miller Park location, resulting in 86 workers losing their jobs.
Retail federation predicting import surge before December tariffs 10-10-2019
WASHINGTON — As tariffs that are expected to take effect in December loom over American businesses, the National Retail Federation is predicting that the country’s major retail container ports are expecting to hit their highest level in November of import containers of the year.
Foxconn may expand Earn and Learn program 10-10-2019
Some of Foxconn’s first employees in Wisconsin will not yet be out of school.
Target suing Oconomowoc again over property assessment 10-10-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Minnesota-based retailer Target Corporation is suing the city once again over a dispute of its tax bill related to its distribution center at 1100 Valley Road, according to Waukesha County court documents.
'We couldn't be more excited' 10-10-2019
BROOKFIELD — The notion of ordering a teriyaki steak, beer and catching a movie all in one venue might seem unthinkable, but Marcus Theatres is intermingling several dining and entertainment options within their newest cinema, which opens Friday.
Expanding the economy 10-10-2019
WAUKESHA — Each Wisconsin community has its own thoughts on economic development both regionally and throughout the state.
Manufacturing jobs multiply in state 10-10-2019
Wisconsin ranked second in the nation for manufacturing job growth in 2016 and 2017, according to recent data highlighted by groups celebrating the state’s “Manufacturing Month” throughout October.
Walgreens to pull e-cigarettes from 9,500-plus stores 10-09-2019
Add Walgreens to the growing list of retailers that have decided to stop selling e-cigarettes, amid state and federal investigations into illnesses surrounding the devices.
Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's announce plans to hire thousands for holidays 10-09-2019
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Bass Pro Shops, which owns Cabela's, announced Tuesday it plans to hire thousands of seasonal workers.
MMAC: Metro Milwaukee economic trend on 'sluggish path' 10-08-2019
MILWAUKEE — The economy in the metro Milwaukee area remains sluggish, according to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, which said only 9 of 23 economic indicators pointed upward in August.
Port Washington State Bank offering unsecured loans for those hurt by flood damage 10-08-2019
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Port Washington State Bank is offering unsecured loans for Ozaukee County households and businesses that incurred flood damage from recent heavy rainstorms.
Report: Negative tradeoffs associated with minimum wage hike 10-08-2019
WASHINGTON — The negative economic tradeoffs of minimum wage hikes cancel out paycheck gains, according to a new report published by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).
Zuern to open Slinger headquarters 10-08-2019
CEDARBURG — Zuern Building Products has added a fifth property to its holdings. The addition will streamline operations for the company, and has generated a lot of excitement among the company’s 170 employees.
Town of Cedarburg to reimburse Ataco Steel for overpaid taxes – for now 10-08-2019
TOWN OF CEDARBURG — The town of Cedarburg will refund ATACO Steel Products Corporation $13,324.03 due to overpaid property taxes in 2017 and 2018.
Former winery OK'd for use as dog day care 10-08-2019
GRAFTON — A new dog day care business slated for the old schoolhouse property in the town of Grafton has received the go-ahead.
Close to the Heart moving to Thiensville 10-08-2019
CEDARBURG — Close to the Heart, a Cedarburg store that caters to the needs of moms, has announced that it is moving to Thiensville.
Taking the geek out of software support
10-06-2019
GERMANTOWN — When your business is developing software, it’s great to have a tagline for your product as good as “It’s About Time.”
Moxie Salon under new ownership 10-05-2019
WAUKESHA — Moxie Beauty Lounge is under new ownership, following devastating injuries suffered by founding owner Holly Lepien in a rural Sheboygan County motorcycle crash on Aug. 24.
Milwaukee area businesses contribute more than $5M to form tech coalition  10-05-2019
MILWAUKEE — Companies interested in growing the technology ecosystem in the Milwaukee region have invested more than $5 million to create the MKE Tech Hub Coalition, a not-for-profit coalition.
Bluemound Road's metamorphosis continues 10-05-2019
BROOKFIELD — Before year’s end, a number of new businesses are set to open their doors within three major developments along or near Bluemound Road.
US adds 136,000 jobs; unemployment hits 50-year low of 3.5% 10-04-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a modest 136,000 jobs in September, enough to help lower the unemployment rate to a new five-decade low of 3.5%.
Redevelopment study underway for old Kmart property 10-04-2019
HARTFORD — Since Kmart closed its Hartford Plaza location along Highway 60 in the city, less than a handful of businesses still operate in the complex and very little activity appears to be going on at the site.
Holiday spending predicted to increase 3.8% to 4.2% 10-04-2019
Holiday spending will increase again this year, according to data released Thursday by the National Retail Federation.
WhirlyBall to open Monday in Brookfield 10-03-2019
BROOKFIELD — The unusual entertainment venue of WhirlyBall that puts people in bumper cars with lacrosse racquets is set to open at Brookfield Square mall Monday.
'It's time to legalize lemonade' 10-03-2019
Lemonade stands are illegal in 35 states, unless a permit and/or license is obtained to run one, but a new plan launched by Country Time Lemonade hopes to change that.
Foxconn announces additional construction awards worth $83M 10-03-2019
MOUNT PLEASANT — Sixteen additional prime contract awards were announced by Foxconn Technology Group on Wednesday for the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, which will benefit some metro Milwaukee companies.
5G coming here in early 2020 10-03-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The next step in connectivity will be coming to Oconomowoc and Waukesha in early 2020 when a 5G network is installed, U.S. Cellular announced Wednesday.
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Hartmann named vice president of state dental association 11-20-2019
WEST ALLIS — Dr. Cliff Hartmann, a pediatric dentist in New Berlin, was named vice president of of the 3,100-member Wisconsin Dental Association at the organization’s 149th House of Delegates on Nov. 8 at The Lismore Hotel in Eau Claire.
Oconomowoc grad hired by Saint Anne of Winona Campus 11-20-2019
WINONA, MINN. — Tessa Marks has joined the Saint Anne of Winona campus as assistant administrator.
Shane joins Prairie Trust as personal trust associate 11-20-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Waukesha State Bank announced the promotion of Natalie Shane to personal trust associate within its Prairie Trust division.
Mukwonago High School awarded 'Employment First Partner' grant 11-15-2019
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago High School has been awarded a $2,000 grant to help continue raising awareness about integrating more people with disabilities into the workforce.
Meet Grafton's Outstanding Citizen, Community Group
11-12-2019
GRAFTON — The 2019 Outstanding Citizen and Outstanding Community Group award winners were announced by the Grafton Chamber of Commerce.
Hartford nurse honored with St. Joseph's Hospital award 11-10-2019
WEST BEND — Ruth Mayer, a resident of Hartford and an RN in the Birth Center, has been recognized with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital’s first quarter DAISY Award for her kindness and understanding.
Monroe honored for his half-century at Tennies 11-10-2019
WEST BEND — Mike Monroe of West Bend was recently presented with a gift and a plaque from the Tennies Family for his 50 years of service and employment at Tennies Hardware.
GRMC, LLC joins Hartland chamber 11-06-2019
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomed GRMC, LLC of Hartland as a new member recently.
Schober, Schober & Mitchell celebrates 70 years 11-05-2019
NEW BERLIN — The New Berlin law firm of Schober, Schober & Mitchell celebrated its 70th anniversary with a reception Sept. 19.
Ozaukee Realtors Association makes donation to Portal inc. 11-05-2019
CEDARBURG — Ozaukee Realtors Association recently held its annual Mini Golf Classic to raise funds for an Ozaukee County-based charity.
Daily Reporter names Groth Design Group Architect of the Year 11-05-2019
CEDARBURG — The Daily Reporter, which covers construction, real estate, development, bidding and transportation news in Wisconsin, has named Groth Design Group Architect of the Year.
Four honored at M-T Chamber Awards dinner 11-05-2019
THIENSVILLE — Community and Chamber members gathered for the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber Celebrate Your Community Awards Dinner Oct. 24 at The Watermark at Shully’s.
Kubick to replace MetalTek CEO 10-30-2019
WAUKESHA — MetalTek International announced Monday that Chief Operating Officer E.J. Kubick has replaced Bob Smickley as chief executive officer.
Shopko Optical names new CEO 10-29-2019
GREEN BAY, WI — Shopko Optical has named Russ Steinhorst as its chief executive officer.
Gervais named to Top Wealth Advisers Moms list
10-29-2019
MEQUON — Lori Gervais, a certified financial planner and director with The Gervais Group at Baird, was selected as one of the advisers on the third-annual “Top Wealth Advisor Moms” list, released last week by Working Mother magazine and SHOOK Research.
Anytime Fitness makes new location official 10-29-2019
CEDARBURG — Anytime Fitness in Cedarburg celebrated the opening of its new location at W63 N143 Washington Ave. with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday.
Kubick to replace MetalTek CEO 10-29-2019
WAUKESHA — MetalTek International announced Monday that Chief Operating Officer E.J. Kubick has replaced Bob Smickley as chief executive officer.
Arneson joins First Business Equipment Finance 10-23-2019
MILWAUKEE — First Business Equipment Finance, LLC, a division of First Business Financial Services, Inc., announced that Nick Arneson was hired as vice president – sales, Vendor Programs Group.
Michaels to host investments coffee club 10-22-2019
CEDARBURG — Greg Michaels, financial adviser for Edward Jones in Cedarburg, will host a Coffee Club at the Cedarburg Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Linden Investment Consultants reaches 92% in Fiduciary Accounts 10-22-2019
CEDARBURG — Linden Investment Consultants, a financial services firm located in Cedarburg announced last week that it now manages 92 percent of its Assets Under Management in fee-only fiduciary accounts.
Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert announced Hope to Health Campaign 10-17-2019
MILWAUKEE — The Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital announced Wednesday the Hope to Health Campaign.
Gals Institute joins Delafield chamber 10-16-2019
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new member Gals Institute, LLC, which is a collaborative group of licensed clinicians providing therapy services, resiliency building workshops, one day events, and support groups in the Lake Country Area.
Kohl's donates $1.5M to Zoological Society of Milwaukee
10-16-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced a donation Tuesday of $1.5 million over three years to the Zoological Society of Milwaukee to continue the Kohl’s Wild Theater program at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Modern manufacturing on display 10-15-2019
GRAFTON — In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2019, Kapco Metal Stamping in Grafton opened its doors Oct. 4 to students from Grafton High School and Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson as part of an effort to educate and inspire students toward careers in manufacturing.
Carroll grad wins business award 10-15-2019
WAUKESHA — Danica Molina, a 2019 Carroll University graduate who won two first-place awards in the Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda competition, won a second place award in desktop publishing in the national contest.
New Newtrition opens in Thiensville 10-15-2019
Karen Krchma, owner of New Newtrition, 184 S. Main St. in Thiensville, celebrates the grand opening of her business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 26.
County real property lister receives Award of Excellence 10-14-2019
WEST BEND — Washington County Real Property Lister Brian Braithwaite has received the Wisconsin Real Property Lister Association President’s Award for Excellence in 2019.
 
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