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G-20 countries pledge to protect against Brexit shock
BEIJING — Global finance officials promised Sunday to protect the world economy from the shockwaves of Britain's European Union referendum and to boost sluggish growth. Envoys of the Group of 20 major economies also rejected trade protectionism, an issue that has risen in prominence as U.S. Republication presidential candidate Donald Trump stirs unease with talk about restricting access to American markets.
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Bucks, State Fair to continue milk house partnership 07-23-2016
The Milwaukee Bucks have announced a Wisconsin State Fair tradition will continue for its 28th summer when the fair starts Aug. 4 with the the Milwaukee Bucks Milk House presented by Prairie Farms Dairy.
MOWA gets marketing grant for new exhibit 07-23-2016
The Museum of Wisconsin Art received a $7,500 Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism during a ceremony Thursday at the museum in West Bend.
A billion reasons to smile 07-23-2016
In 2015 West Bend Mutual wrote $1 billion in premiums, up from $642 million in 2006. Though it continues to grow and expand, the local company says it remains a people business.
5-story apartment building proposed for vacant lot 07-23-2016
WAUKESHA — Apartment project proposals keep coming for downtown Waukesha, with the latest suggested for the vacant lot between the Main Street Plaza and the empty former Panos building.
Dick's Sporting goods to open in early August 07-23-2016
BROOKFIELD —Dick’s Sporting Goods is set to open in The Corridor in Brookfield on Aug. 5.
Keeping it local, fresh at 225 So. 07-23-2016
WAUKESHA — Executive Chef Tomas White loves to garden, so he turned a space filled with garbage in downtown Waukesha into an oasis of green.
Bringing sweets to the streets 07-23-2016
WAUKESHA —The plan for a food truck came about quickly for Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe owners Ken and Peggy Heil, but they have found quick success.
Milwaukee Bucks agrees to labor agreement with Mortenson Construction 07-22-2016
MILWAUKEE —On Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks announced the completion of a project labor agreement with Mortenson Construction and local trade and union organizations governing the construction of the new multi-purpose arena in downtown Milwaukee.
Waterstone Financial reports nearly 71% increase in earnings 07-22-2016
WAUWATOSA —Waterstone Financial has completed a strong quarter, as well as a successful first half of 2016, according to a financial report released Friday by the parent company of WaterStone Bank.
Muskego to receive $500,000 for redeveloping former Parkland Mall 07-22-2016
MUSKEGO — The state is awarding Muskego $500,000 in its efforts to redevelop the long-vacant Parkland Mall in its downtown area.
75 YEARS AND COUNTING  07-22-2016
NASHOTAH — Seventy-five years ago, an immigrant by the name of Erich Dickten came to Milwaukee and worked as a tool and die maker.
Japanese company to buy Joy Global for $3.7 billion 07-22-2016
NEW YORK — Japan's Komatsu is buying mining equipment maker Joy Global in a deal worth about $3.7 billion.
New job numbers show improvement in June 07-22-2016
MADISON — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released by the Department of Workforce Development, show promising numbers.
Revenue down at Johnson Controls, while earnings increase 07-21-2016
WAUKESHA — On Thursday, Johnson Controls reported that its net revenues for the third quarter declined while its adjusted non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were up when compared to the same period last year.
Concerns raised about planned apartment development
OCONOMOWOC — As she describes the street she lives on, Oconomowoc resident Karen Luedke uses such words as “safe,” “quiet” and “family-oriented.”
Ogden must finish Mill Reserve development under settlement 07-21-2016
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha has reached an agreement with Ogden that will require the developer to finish the Mill Reserve project downtown, as well as pay the city $150,000.
Guiding clients on a creative journey
HARTLAND — When Andrea Koeppel started ocreative 13 years ago, she was seven months pregnant with her son and working by herself in a single-room office.
Joy Global to sell Texas steel plate mill 07-20-2016
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global announced Wednesday it will sell its steel plate mill in Longview, Texas, to Nucor Corporation, the largest steel producer in the United States, for approximately $29 million.
AB InBev gets approval to move forward with SABMiller purchase 07-20-2016
MILWAUKEE — Anheuser-Busche InBev NV won U.S. antitrust approval and can proceed with acquiring SABMiller Plc, according to a report from Bloomberg News on Wednesday.
Portillo's opens in Brookfield 07-20-2016
BROOKFIELD — The long-awaited first Wisconsin location of the iconic Illinois eatery opened at 10:30 a.m. and by noon was buzzing with activity.
FabriFast clears last hurdle for expansion 07-20-2016
A proposed expansion of FabriFast in Hartford could begin any day.
Development agreement reached in G’town 07-20-2016
GERMANTOWN — A development agreement was approved Monday night between the village and Scott Bence of Heritage Place Joint Venture for Saxony Village, a 172-unit apartment complex proposed for Main Street, but not without a lot of disagreement beforehand.
Pewaukee Plan Commission approves adding bakery to Aldi’s 07-20-2016
PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission unanimously voted last week to approve a request from Aldi’s, 1201 George Town Drive, to construct a 540 square-foot bakery addition onto the front elevation of the existing store.
Wildeck gives support to the media 07-20-2016
WAUKESHA — Media outlets from around the country and world are covering the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland and they all have physical support from Waukesha company Wildeck Inc., which provided the steel mezzanine platform for the reporters and cameramen.
Ozaukee County home sales flat in June 2016 from one year earlier 07-19-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — There was no change in home sales in Ozaukee County in June 2016 compared to June 2015, according to the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Temperature Pro to host grand opening Thursday 07-19-2016
CEDARBURG — Temperature Pro will host a grand opening brat fry this week to celebrate their new heating, ventilation and air conditioning franchise in Cedarburg.
More than just a golf course 07-19-2016
SAUKVILLE — Weddings, family-themed bonfires and business meetings might not conjure up images of a golf course, but all three are some of the amenities being offered at The Bog, a 20-year-old golf course in Saukville that is under new ownership.
Poke-business is booming 07-19-2016
The “Pokemon Go” craze is going strong in West Bend, with large groups of players of the popular mobile game gathering in the city during the evening hours.
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek completes merger with Husch Blackwell 07-18-2016
MILWAUKEE —The firms of Husch Blackwell and Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. announced Monday that the combining of their firms was completed as of July 15.
Cardiac Science announces new CEO 07-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Cardiac Science announced Monday that Devdatt (Dev) Kurdikar has been appointed chief executive officer.
Hartford hotel inches toward fruition
Changes in the design of a proposed hotel in downtown Hartford are underway, but officials involved feel the project is closer to being finalized.
Waukesha mulling resolution in suit against condo developer 07-16-2016
WAUKESHA — A resolution may be on the horizon in a civil suit the city of Waukesha brought against a condo developer last September.
Menards sues over assessment on Waukesha property
WAUKESHA — Menards is looking to save big money now that the company has filed suit against the city of Waukesha over what it says is an “excessive” assessment of the value of its Bluemound Road property.
Los Tacos offers BOLDNESS 07-16-2016
WAUKESHA — From its colorful walls to its flavorful tacos, Los Tacos on Sunset Drive serves up boldness to its customers.
Program to aid county businesses with workforce needs
Area businesses have another tool in their arsenal to improve their operations after Economic Development Washington County staff announced they are introducing another initiative.
Area businesses have fun with Pokemon Go craze 07-15-2016
DELAFIELD -In addition to getting a sandwich and an ice cream sundae at Wholly Cow Frozen Custard on Thursday, customers also were able to find the rare Pokemon monster Kadabra lurking around the store.
Why live in Lake Country? 07-14-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Few realtors understand the Lake Country area as intimately as Mike Herro.
Enterprising entrepreneurs 07-14-2016
HARTLAND - Nick Miller left his position as a low voltage electrician on June 2 of this year. On June 3 he missed a putt in a local golf outing, and missed out on a $5,000 prize.
Dental Associates opens in Waukesha 07-14-2016
WAUKESHA — A “floss-cutting” ceremony was held for the opening of Dental Associates’ new clinic in Waukesha on Tuesday.
Boat sales riding a wave amid technological advances, family demand 07-14-2016
OCONOMOWOC — With an ample amount of lakefront, and several lakes to choose from, the amount of places to use a boat in Oconomowoc is vast, but what’s keeping the boat market afloat?
Residential uses considered in downtown Cedarburg
CEDARBURG — It goes without saying that Cedarburg’s downtown corridor has long been noted for its historic character and vast collection of businesses – many locally owned.
Indoor shooting range approved – again 07-14-2016
MEQUON — After hearing concerns of crime, noise and lowered property values, Mequon’s top decision-making body has upheld a prior motion and agreed to move forward with a proposed indoor shooting range on the city’s southwest side.
Labor of love is Germantown man’s passion 07-14-2016
GERMANTOWN — As Kevin Behnke poured a bottle of Apple Works Winery wine Tuesday, you could see the passion in his eyes as he described his “labor of love.”
Concerns raised about planned apartment development
OCONOMOWOC — As she describes the street she lives on, Oconomowoc resident Karen Luedke uses such words as “safe,” “quiet” and “family-oriented.”
Beer Capitol Distributing to be sold to Middleton company  07-14-2016
SUSSEX — The largest distributor in the state, Sussex-based Beer Capitol Distributing Co., has agreed to be purchased by a Middleton company, according to media reports.
Plans for strip mall at former Gasthaus site nixed 07-14-2016
WAUKESHA - Just over two weeks after the popular Gasthaus restaurant closed its doors for good, a plan to raze the building and replace it with a strip mall and fast casual eatery was denied preliminary approval from a city of Waukesha commission.
Annexation for apartments OK’d in Hartford 07-13-2016
HARTFORD — Sixteen acres that were in the town of Hartford can now officially be annexed to the city after action taken Tuesday night by the city’s Common Council.
Roundy’s CEO Mariano to retire 07-13-2016
MILWAUKEE —The Kroger Co. announced Tuesday that Roundy’s CEO Bob Mariano will retire effective Sept. 1.
GE Healthcare to close Hartford location
Hartford’s loss is Wauwatosa’s gain. GE Healthcare informed Hartford officials Monday that it will close the company’s Hartford location at 1550 Innovation Way by the end of the year.
Metro Milwaukee home sales continue to increase in June
WAUKESHA - There are many eager buyers looking for homes priced under $350,000 to purchase, but because of a lack of inventory, they are often slowed in their pursuit; however, home sales continue to rise in the four-county metro Milwaukee area with June increasing 5.4 percent compared to June 2015.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin opens emergency care in New Berlin 07-13-2016
NEW BERLIN - Starting Thursday, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's Moorland Reserve Health Center will offer a full-service emergency department that will provide hospital-level emergency care in New Berlin for the first time.
Tight home inventory leads to increased prices 07-13-2016
WAUKESHA — In only a matter of days, many homes listed for sale in Waukesha County have been snapped up by a buyer and an “Accepted Offer” hung from the real estate sign on the front lawn.
Thiensville restaurant to celebrate second anniversary with cheel-abration 07-12-2016
THIENSVILLE — The second anniversary of the cheel, 105 S. Main St., will be celebrated Saturday at cheel-abration.
Bartolotta Restaurant Group partners with Italian Community Center 07-12-2016
MILWAUKEE — The Bartolotta Restaurant Group has created a long-term catering partnership with the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.
Grafton store offers eclectic selection 07-12-2016
GRAFTON — Walk into Grafton’s Creekside Music and Naturals and you’ll find a wide variety of things you’d expect in a typical music store, from a wide selection of guitars to a few pairs of drumsticks and other accessories.
Grafton has plenty of room to grow 07-12-2016
GRAFTON — Plans are being made for the Port Washington Road corridor in Grafton, as well as several infill sites village staff believe are prime for redevelopment.
Sobelman’s deal falls through 07-12-2016
A Sobelman’s Pub & Grill is no longer coming to the West Bend area, at least not one run by Travis Dowden and Ben Anderson.
Papa Murphy’s to open on Sunset Drive 07-12-2016
WAUKESHA — Another tenant for the building under construction in front of St. Vincent de Paul, 818 Sunset Drive, has been announced — Papa Murphy’s.
Johnson Controls settles investigation of marine business 07-11-2016
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced Monday that it has entered into a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding issues concerning Foreign Corrupt Practices Act the company had self-reported related to the its marine business in China.
Gasthaus, La Casa plans up for review Wednesday 07-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Just over two weeks after the popular Gasthaus restaurant closed its doors for good, a plan to raze the building and replace it with a strip mall and fast casual eatery will come before a city commission for approval.
Biloba Brewing looks to acquire property for expansion
BROOKFIELD - Biloba Brewing is seeking approval from the city of Brookfield for a new plan of operation and development agreement for a planned expansion.
UnitedHealthcare health coverage expands into more counties 07-08-2016
MILWAUKEE - UnitedHealthcare Community Plan announced this week it has expanded its service area to include four more Wisconsin counties, Adams, Columbia, Dane and Sauk.
$8 million in technical training welcomed by city, partners
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has announced $8 million in workforce funding from the U.S. Department of Labor that will be committed to train Milwaukee residents for careers in technology fields.
Meijer gas station opens in advance of store 07-08-2016
WAUKESHA - The Meijer gas station at 831 E. Sunset Drive next to the new Meijer store opened Thursday.
Pieper Electric acquires Green Bay company 07-08-2016
NEW BERLIN - Pieper Electric announced Thursday it acquired Green Bay-based HiTech Controls and Manufacturing Solutions.
LeClaire handles sale of conference center 07-08-2016
BROOKFIELD - LeClaire Commercial LLC, based in Brookfield, has completed the sale of Weston Lanes & Conference Center in Marathon County just outside of Wausau.
The definition of lake life 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Cris and Susanna Rosario were looking to move Paddleboard Specialists from its original location in Madison, they decided there’s no place like home.
Lofty goals within reach at Loft 24 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Laura Kiley, owner of Loft 24, made the decision to move her business to a building a few blocks from its previous location, she did so with an eye toward the future.
Thunder Mountain Press brings artwork to the community
OCONOMOWOC — Thunder Mountain Press, a small art gallery located downtown, is a place for the wildlife lover with its featured original pieces of artwork and prints from the locally recognized “Mountain Men” who earned their nickname because of their love of the outdoors.
Shareholders of Johnson Controls and Tyco to vote on merger 07-07-2016
MILWAUKEE - The shareholders for Johnson Controls and Tyco International plc are set to meet Aug. 17 to vote on the proposed merger of the two countries.
Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital to get new machine for cancer care 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital will soon have a new way to provide image-guided cancer radiotherapy.
Legion still looking for tenant for Spinnakers 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — After closing in February, the Legion is still looking for a tenant for the former Spinnakers Restaurant and Bar.
Lumberyard 1505 underway 07-07-2016
GRAFTON — Ground has been broken on the Lumberyard 1505 development site in Grafton, and progress is expected to happen quickly now that it’s begun.
City moves forward with hotel study 07-07-2016
CEDARBURG — A new hotel could be in Cedarburg’s future if the market is right, and Mike Lindner of Hotel R& D LLC., thinks it is.
Wisconsin Athletic Club readies new Brookfield location
The Wisconsin Athletic Club will open its new digs to the public on Sept. 6 in Brookfield at 20075 Water Tower Blvd.
Five Below to open Friday in Waukesha 07-07-2016
The newest addition to the Shoppes at Fox River - Five Below - will open its doors to shoppers at 9 a.m. Friday.
Daylee Public House slowly rolls out menu 07-07-2016
Building on what Simply Irresistible Catering did best, owner Megan Day has moved and expanded the business to include Daylee Public House, which is still in the process of rolling out its full offerings.
HUSCO could see cuts to tax credits after layoffs announced 07-07-2016
WAUKESHA - After announcing the upcoming termination of 100 employees last week, a Waukesha manufacturer may lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in state tax credits it had been in line to receive.
Locals opening online comics shop
Now unmasked, two heroes of the comic book community in Washington County have suited up to assume the mantle of selling comic books with a local focus and through their new online store, Crimson Cowl Comics.
Repairs set for Hartford airport 07-06-2016
The delay in reconstruction and expansion of a runway at the Hartford Municipal Airport has dragged on for so long that temporary repairs will be completed later this week to fill large cracks in the runway’s surface.
Campbellsport couple turns apple selling into winery
Armstrong Orchard & Winery is northwest of Long Lake, near the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It is a short drive from the state campgrounds at Long Lake and Mauthe Lake, about 30 minutes from West Bend.
Velo City Cycling to open in Pewaukee 07-06-2016
PEWAUKEE - The decade-old cycling and sports outfitter on West Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Pewaukee will soon have a new name, a new look and a new vision for community residents and visitors.
Kohler Engines develops fuel-efficient engine for residential lawnmowers 07-05-2016
KOHLER - A new technology that helps to create fuel efficiency in engines will now be installed in lawn mowers for the regular homeowner.
‘Warm and welcoming’ 07-05-2016
CEDARBURG — Keeping Dawn LeMay out of an Aveda salon would be much like trying to keep a fish out of water.
Noodles & Co. reveals credit card data stolen 07-03-2016
Area residents who frequented several Noodles & Co. establishments since January and paid with a credit or debit card should pay careful attention to their statements and ensure there are no fraudulent charges.
Jackson Plan Commission skeptical about sports complex 07-01-2016
JACKSON — A conceptual plan for a large indoors sports complex featuring a full-size soccer field, 10 volleyball courts, five basketball courts, batting cages, a golf hitting area, sports medicine clinic and a 24-hour fitness center didn’t score many points with members of the village’s Plan Commission on Thursday night.
Lowry Hall plan nets final approval from city commission
WAUKESHA - A new class building for Carroll University received final approval this month from Waukesha’s Plan Commission.
HUSCO to lay off 100 07-01-2016
WAUKESHA — One hundred HUSCO International employees in Waukesha are expected to be laid off as part of a restructuring of the manufacturer’s off-highway operations, the company announced Thursday.
Making downtown Oconomowoc the place to be 06-30-2016
OCONOMOWOC — After the success of last year’s inaugural Midweek Market, the Oconomowoc Chamber Commerce is setting its sights on making downtown Oconomowoc the place to be on a Wednesday night.
OCONOMOWOC — The downtown roundabout is finally about to have its new look.
Oconomowoc Landscape and Supply reopens 06-30-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — After a fire ravaged the storefront of Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center, N68-W37850 Highway K, June 22, the store’s owner intends to rebuild, said according to Carley Van Lare, director of sales and marketing.
Cedarburg food truck ban not likely 06-30-2016
CEDARBURG — A Common Council discussion Monday about the future of food trucks in Cedarburg gave city officials and residents plenty of food for thought.
Lannon Stone in talks to expand Jackson quarry operations 06-30-2016
TOWN OF JACKSON — Lannon Stone Products Inc. is planning to cement a deal with Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete Inc. to add a batchplant at its existing quarry at 675 Pleasant Valley Road.
Longtime chiropractic office closing in Hartford 06-30-2016
After 58 years in Hartford, Schimp Office of Chiropractic is officially closing its doors today.
Questions and answers on reliever route 06-30-2016
TOWN OF HARTFORD — Some opponents of a proposed reliever route to divert heavy truck traffic from Hartford’s downtown feel the city’s problem shouldn’t be dumped on residents of adjacent towns.
Walker announces $3.2M in youth apprenticeship state grants 06-30-2016
PHILLIPS, Wis. - A pair of Waukesha County organizations are among 32 regional consortiums across Wisconsin to receive a piece of more than $3 million in youth apprenticeship grants.
Bark & Beg Boutique offers unique experience for pet lovers 06-30-2016
DELAFIELD - Bark & Beg Boutique is one of the few boutiques of its kind in the Lake County area, according to owner Stephanie Crouse.
Hartford annexation for apartment development delayed
HARTFORD — Two annexation requests were on the agenda for Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting — one was approved while a vote on the second request was tabled.
Old Gehl building coming down 06-29-2016
After rejecting bids in the fall, city of West Bend officials have identified a firm to demolish a building that has become dilapidated to the point it is unusable.
Public open house held on Mukwonago’s comprehensive plan 06-29-2016
MUKWONAGO — It was a crowded Village Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Clusters of citizens, property owners and business owners were on hand to discuss and provide feedback about the ongoing efforts to update the land use portion of the village’s Comprehensive Plan.
Will Milwaukee's residency rule change impact Waukesha County? 06-29-2016
WAUKESHA - While Milwaukee can no longer enforce a longstanding rule that city workers live within its limits, local officials predict the change won’t be felt too much in Waukesha County.
WOW Board awarded $4 million grant to train workers
PEWAUKEE - The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board has been awarded a $4 million grant to train hundreds of workers in advanced manufacturing, information technology and health care industries.
Opening date announced for Waukesha Meijer store 06-29-2016
WAUKESHA - Meijer's new Waukesha supercenter will be opening its doors in just over a month.
New branding celebrates downtown Waukesha’s energy 06-29-2016
WAUKESHA - In order to create new branding for downtown Waukesha, members of the development team at Savage Solutions immersed themselves in the area.
Johnson Controls continues process to spin off Adient 06-28-2016
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced Tuesday that its automotive seating and interiors business, Adient, that it intends to spin off in October is starting to seek financing to secure its capital structure.
Velo City bike shop to open in downtown Pewaukee 06-28-2016
PEWAUKEE — Velo City bike shop signed a lease to move into the former location of Attitude Sports at 203 W. Wisconsin Ave., said John Siepmann of Siepmann Realty Corp.
Workforce Development Center seeks employers for Aug. 17 job fair in West Bend 06-28-2016
WEST BEND — The Workforce Development Center is seeking employers to participate in its Washington/Ozaukee Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A fond farewell to a Waukesha landmark
WAUKESHA — Weissgerber’s Gasthaus was open for the final time on Saturday.
A team approach 06-28-2016
CEDARBURG — As a chiropractor, Jeffrey Sergent’s practice is open to patients of all types.
Gun range still in Mequon’s sights 06-28-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council will have the final say in whether a shooting range will be allowed in southwest Mequon.
County may pick up the PACE 06-28-2016
Washington County officials may soon have another tool at their disposal to encourage economic development while also promoting energy efficiency.
Walker visits Quad/Graphics in City of Pewaukee 06-28-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke to employees and visitors at Quad/Graphics, W224-N3322 Duplainville Road on Monday morning.
CompuCom closing New Berlin facility 06-27-2016
NEW BERLIN - Dallas-based CompuCom notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it will close its New Berlin facility.
ProHealth fitness center installs high-tech exercise equipment 06-27-2016
WAUKESHA - ProHealth Care’s West Wood Health & Fitness Center has installed 18 piece of aerobic equipment that offers the latest technology in rowing, climbing and treadmill machines.
Getting on the map 06-26-2016
Businesses in West Bend come and go and sometimes move to new locations. Thanks to technology and apps like Google Maps, it’s typically quite easy to find where these businesses have gone.
New Steaming Cup owners plan restaurant in former Key Westconsin
WAUKESHA — The owners of The Steaming Cup are ready to dish up more food at their new restaurant, slated to open during August in the former location of Key Westconsin across from the river in downtown Waukesha.
Markets reel as world absorbs shock of UK vote for Brexit 06-24-2016
The U.K.'s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves through the country and around the world Friday, rocking financial markets, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and even threatening the ties that bind the United Kingdom.
Starbucks to open in Sendik’s Towne Centre 06-24-2016
BROOKFIELD — A new Starbucks with a drive-thru has been proposed for the Sendik’s Towne Centre in Brookfield.
A mix of the old and the new 06-24-2016
SOUTH MILWAUKEE - While South Milwaukee has garnered attention in recent years for such economic developments as bringing in big-box retailer Walmart, officials are progressively and steadily touting a ramped-up effort in the heart of the community.
Legislation would make businesses liable for gun injuries
WEST BEND - State Rep. Bob Gannon, R-Slinger, has drafted a bill with the intention of addressing violence and will hold businesses strictly liable for any gun-related injuries received at their establishment if they post a “No Weapons Allowed” sign in their windows.
ITU AbsorbTech is #1 Business of the Year 06-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Thursday ITU AbsorbTech Inc. is its #1 Business of the Year.
Aurora Health Care partners with UnitedHealthcare on accountable care program 06-23-2016
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care and UnitedHealthcare announced Wednesday that together they have launched an accountable care program intended to help improve people’s health and their satisfaction with their health care experience.
OCONOMOWOC — Bella Gusto, the popular Italian market and deli, was opened by Renee Burns with the help of her husband, Tom.
Consistency is key at Ron’s Cozy Corner 06-23-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Consistency has been the secret to Ron Eder’s 30-plus years in the restaurant business.
Council directs staff to create a plan to help developer
OCONOMOWOC — After considerable grumbling, the Oconomowoc Common Council approved the first step in granting a request by a local developer to create a pay-as-you-go tax incremental financing district to pay for soaring construction costs at the Parc on Lac La Belle condo project.
Waukesha County’s unemployment drops to 3.4% 06-23-2016
WAUKESHA - Unemployment continued to drop throughout Wisconsin in May with the average rate ending at 4.2 percent for the state, while Waukesha County’s declined to 3.4 percent.
Fire destroys popular landscape supply store 06-23-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Fire destroyed Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center, N68-W37850 Highway K, in an early morning blaze Wednesday.
Bar owner, village look to settle back tax issue 06-22-2016
A compromise is in the works regarding back taxes owed to the village of Germantown on the building Buzdum’s Pub and Grill.
Up in the air 06-22-2016
Kand’E, a new hair salon, opened in West Bend about a month ago with the intention of offering a high-end personal salon experience.
Johnsonville Sausage opens new facility in Watertown 06-21-2016
WATERTOWN — A celebration was held Tuesday for the new Johnsonville Sausage, LLC location in Watertown that replaces one that suffered a fire on May 10, 2015.
Ozaukee County home closings increase in May, compared to the month before 06-21-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of closings for single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes in Ozaukee County increased 10.3 percent between April and May.
Dutch treat 06-21-2016
MEQUON — Since opening the doors at its flagship eatery on Milwaukee’s east side, the European-themed Café Hollander has generally been associated with dense, urban environments.
‘Overgrown’ Mequon parcel to get four homes 06-21-2016
MEQUON — Mequon’s Planning Commission cleared the way June 13 for a four-lot development on a property in south Mequon that was described as being neglected and overgrown.
Second time’s a charm for Mequon condos 06-21-2016
MEQUON — A month after residents thought they had successfully opposed a Mequon condominium project, they were back at City Hall June 14.
All eyes on Erin Hills 06-21-2016
When the final putt dropped Sunday and Dustin Johnson lifted the U.S. Open championship trophy, the focus for the 2017 U.S. Open shifted to Erin Hills.
Bucks break ground on new arena 06-21-2016
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens was joined by about 20,000 fans, elected officials and community leaders Saturday for the groundbreaking of the new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Milwaukee that will be the future home of the basketball team.
Weissgerber’s Gasthaus closing this weekend 06-21-2016
WAUKESHA — A restaurant that for decades has been a landmark at one of the main routes into the city of Waukesha will be closing its doors at the end of this week.
Price Engineering unveils new hydraulic reservoir 06-21-2016
HARTLAND - In an era when saving costs is mightily important for companies, reducing how much oil is carried by a vehicle or a piece of machinery, as well as making the equipment lighter, goes a long way to realizing those savings.
Global Industrial to lay off 27 workers 06-20-2016
MILWAUKEE - About 27 workers will lose their jobs later this summer when Global Industrial Services, Inc., Global Equipment Company, Inc., and Products for Industry LLC, which make up Global Industrial, conduct employee separations, according to a notice sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Monday.
Looking at health care today and tomorrow 06-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — As costs continue to rise for employers who provide health insurance for their workforce, a group of expert panelists Friday stressed the importance of collaboration in finding ways to save money.
Ruekert & Mielke has grown up alongside Waukesha County 06-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — In the past 70 years Waukesha County changed from a largely agricultural landscape to one of subdivisions and commerce — and the infrastructure connecting them all. 
Holistic Healing 06-18-2016
PEWAUKEE — On a warm June morning, with the breeze blowing and a water fountain flowing on the rooftop garden, sitting at UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care feels like anything but being in a clinic.
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Shorewest Realtors select June award winners 07-23-2016
Shorewest Realtors, which has offices in West Bend and Hartford, have announced its top sales associates for June.
Cedar Community elects new member to Board of Directors 07-23-2016
Daniel Miller, president and CEO of Manitou Americas, Inc. has been elected to the Cedar Community Board of Directors.
Anderson named new ADRC director 07-23-2016
Tammy Anderson has been appointed the new Director of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, effective Aug. 1.
West Bend native Van Vooren to be honored
West Bend native and Fox 6 (WITI-TV) sportscaster Tim Van Vooren will be one of five inductees into the Silver Circle in The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
West Bend Mutual employees get national accolades 07-16-2016
West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.’s Linda Luka, agent education coordinator, and Mindy Schuett, loss prevention specialist, were each recognized at the International Association of Insurance Professionals’ national conference June 16-18 in Richmond, Virginia.
WEDC board elects new officers 07-15-2016
STEVENS POINT - The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Board of Directors elected new officers at its meeting on Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Cedar Springs names Michele Oostdyke as its new executive director 07-12-2016
CEDARBURG — Michele Oostdyke has been named executive director at Cedar Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, N27 W5707 Lincoln Blvd. in Cedarburg.
Fiserv appoints John Kim to board of directors 07-11-2016
BROOKFIELD - On Monday, Fiserv, Inc. announced it appointed John Kim to its board of directors.
Novo Group celebrates Brookfield office
BROOKFIELD - Novo Group celebrated the opening of its new offices in Brookfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Waukesha County Business Alliance and County Executive Paul Farrow.
Richards Group opens new office 07-08-2016
WAUKESHA - Richards Group, Inc. celebrated its new office recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
The Corners of Brookfield names Olson general manager 07-06-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The developer of a high-end shopping and residential center called The Corners of Brookfield announced Tuesday that David Olson will serve as its general manager.
Grafton Chamber of Commerce names officers 07-05-2016
The Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced its officers.
Shorewest Realtors Cedarburg/Grafton office sets a sales record during April 07-05-2016
GRAFTON — The Cedarburg/Grafton office of Shorewest Realtors broke a sales record in April, according to a recent news release.
First Bank Financial Centre announces promotions of two Grafton employees 07-05-2016
GRAFTON — First Bank Financial Centre has announced the promotion of two employees.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts welcomes new area director
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Hotels & Resorts has appointed David DiSalvo as area director of sales and marketing for the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark and the Heidel House Resort & Spa.
ActionCOACH of Elm Grove recognized with entrepreneurial award 07-01-2016
ELM GROVE - Jim and Tom Palzewicz of ActionCOACH in Elm Grove were recently awarded a Bravo! Entrepreneur award at the annual BizExpo.
Lenz named COO of Regal Ware 07-01-2016
Dave Lenz has been appointed as chief operating officer at Regal Ware Inc. and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the cookware company in Kewaskum.
Century Fence celebrates 100 years 06-28-2016
PEWAUKEE — Century Fence is recognizing its 100th anniversary with a yearlong celebration.
Ozaukee Realtors Association recognizes past presidents at event in Mequon 06-28-2016
CEDARBURG — The Ozaukee Realtors Association recently held a luncheon at the Highland House in Mequon to honor past presidents who have served the association and its surrounding communities for 70 years.
Wilson Center selects Lynn Sprangers as president, CEO 06-27-2016
BROOKFIELD - After an extensive nationwide search, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts stayed close to home in choosing its new president and CEO.
Local woman recognized with nursing award 06-26-2016
Gina Wilson, breast health clinician in the Women’s Health Department, has been recognized with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital’s fourth quarter DAISY Award for her patient care and professionalism.
Walker presents awards to women business leaders 06-26-2016
Gov. Scott Walker recognized Wisconsin business leaders Wednesday at the 2016 Governor’s Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business ceremony.
Waident expands into state with Brookfield branch 06-22-2016
BROOKFIELD -  Waident celebrated the opening of its Brookfield branch location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that involved the Waukesha County Business Alliance, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto.
First Bank Financial Centre promotes Gavin 06-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre, a full-service community bank that has served southeastern Wisconsin since 1859, has announced the promotion of Christa Gavin from Hartford assistant branch manager to Hartford branch manager.
Gina Airaudi joins Cedarburg branch office of Edward Jones financial services firm 06-21-2016
CEDARBURG — Gina Airaudi recently joined the local office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator.
Owner of the cheel in Thiensville a finalist in Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge
THIENSVILLE — Barkha Limbu Daily, owner of the cheel, 105 S. Main St., has been named a finalist in the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge.
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