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Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups
DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.

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Trek to move distribution center to Johnson Creek 11-21-2014
WATERLOO — Trek Bicycle announced it will expand its distribution center to a new facility in Johnson Creek and transfer the jobs at its current site in the Town of Oconomowoc.
Albrecht’s Delafield Market celebrates 20 years 11-21-2014
DELAFIELD —For 20 years the Albrecht’s Delafield Market has been fulfilling its goal of selling fresh, top-quality products and providing friendly customer service.
Sears Product Rebuild Center to close in Sheboygan 11-21-2014
SHEBOYGAN — Sears Holdings Corporation informed the Department of Workplace Development on Friday that it will close its Product Rebuild Center in Sheboygan in the first part of 2015.
First Federal Bank breaks ground on Brookfield location 11-21-2014
WAUKESHA - First Federal Bank of Wisconsin recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new location at Moorland and Greenfield avenues in Brookfield.
Emergency medical department may be coming for New Berlin Froedtert health center 11-21-2014
NEW BERLIN - A new, full-service emergency medical department addition appears to be in the works for the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Moorland Reserve Health Center in New Berlin.
Wisconsin unemployment at post-Recession low 11-20-2014
WAUKESHA — Job numbers released Thursday indicated Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is lower than the national rate and is also at a post-Recession low for the state at 5.4 percent.
Spectrum Brand Holdings exceeds financial targets 11-20-2014
MIDDLETON — The fiscal year ended on a high note for Spectrum Brand Holdings, Inc., which reported Thursday meeting or exceeding its financial targets for the period.
Sales increase while earnings decline for Brady Corp. 11-20-2014
MILWAUKEE — Sales increased almost 1 percent for Brady Corporation in the first quarter of 2015 while its earnings declined $2.6 million, which the company contributed partly to ongoing costs related to consolidation of its manufacturing facilities.
Arandell Corporation acquired by company president 11-20-2014
MENOMONEE FALLS — Printer Arandell Corporation announced it was purchased by company President Brad Hoffman and other members of the management team effective Nov. 14.
Bon-Ton Stores has ‘disappointing’ third quarter 11-20-2014
MILWAUKEE — Sales for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. decreased during the third quarter, which CEO Kathryn Bufano called “disappointing.”
The pumps don’t lie (but your gas tank might) 11-20-2014
When you drive up to a gas station to fill up your car, rest assured you have a better than 99 percent chance you will get your money’s worth or more in fuel.
Fowler Lake Village saga continues at marathon council meeting 11-20-2014
OCONOMOWOC — The Fowler Lake Village debate provided some fireworks yet again at the Oconomowoc Common Council meeting Tuesday night when two lawyers — one an alderman, one representing the interests of the Fowler Lake Village development — locked in a verbal debate that resembled a cross-examination on a television court drama.
Jackson approves 60-unit development 11-20-2014
JACKSON - The Jackson Village Board approved a development agreement for a 60-unit multi-family residential development being proposed by Premier Real Estate Management of Brookfield.
Aurora donates new technology to local EMS 11-20-2014
WAUKESHA - Twelve local emergency medical service stations will receive new automatic chest compression devices, courtesy of Summit Aurora Medical Center.
Sky Zone to offer free jumping with food drive donation
WAUKESHA – Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Waukesha is hosting a food drive for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County now through Sunday, Nov. 30.
BSI celebrates first anniversary in new Design Center 11-19-2014
WAUKESHA – Building Service Inc. celebrated its first anniversary in its corporate office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
We Energies named best in Midwest for keeping the lights on 11-19-2014
MILWAUKEE – For the fourth year in a row, We Energies is the recipient of the ReliabilityOne Award in the Midwest for the superior reliability of its electric system.
WCTC seeking IT students for scholarships 11-19-2014
PEWAUKEE – Waukesha County Technical College is offering $100 scholarships to 10 students who enroll in the Network Enterprise Administrator – Accelerated pathway program for the spring 2015 semester.
Free ‘Retire Wisely’ event coming Dec. 8 11-19-2014
WEST BEND - Thrivent Financial is hosting a free educational event to help attendees learn how to retire with confidence.
Health care grant opportunity available 11-19-2014
The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board is seeking individuals who are pursuing vocational studies for a career in health care or who are looking to advance in an industry specialized career pathway.
Irgens presents argument for public funds toward Brookfield development to Community Development Authority 11-19-2014
BROOKFIELD - During a special Brookfield Community Development Authority meeting Tuesday, David Arnold with Irgens explained why he believes the proposed mixed-use development at the former Ruby Farm on Bluemound Road needs public funds.
County opts against paying regional economic group in 2015 11-18-2014
PORT WASHINGTON — Ozaukee County’s government will not be contributing financially to a seven-county economic development organization, heading into 2015.
Mequon seeing housing growth spurt 11-18-2014
MEQUON — Over the past few years, new housing starts ground to a halt in Mequon and other surrounding communities, thanks to the economic slowdown.
It’s a kick 11-18-2014
GRAFTON - Grafton’s newest fitness business breaks it down by the numbers: Nine sets of three-minute workouts, separated by 30 seconds of active rest.
Making tech ‘Wurk’ 11-18-2014
WAUKESHA - Technology and corporate workspace converge at Waukesha’s Wurk Hub.
WEDC launches new ad campaign 11-18-2014
WAUKESHA - The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has launched a $1.6 million ad campaign aimed at luring businesses from Chicago and Minneapolis to Wisconsin, the agency announced Monday.
State housing market posts strong gains in October 11-18-2014
WAUKESHA - Strong single-family home sales and growth in median prices combined to make for a robust October, the Wisconsin Realtors Association said in a analysis report released Monday.
Care Right Inc. brings senior solutions to Brookfield 11-17-2014
BROOKFIELD – Care Right Inc., a full-service care company, is now open at 675 N. Brookfield Rd, Suite 204.
Wisconsin Forward Award announces 2014 recipients
MADISON – Wisconsin Forward Award, the state’s premier organization for assessing and recognizing high-performance management principles, will honor the 2014 award recipients at a ceremony and reception on Wednesday, December 10 at the Monona Terrace Conference and Convention Center in Madison.
Bartelt to host food drive 11-17-2014
DELAFIELD – Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource is hosting a Hunger Task Force food drive Monday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Dec. 19.
Irgens seeks public funding for Ruby Farm development 11-14-2014
BROOKFIELD — Representatives from Irgens will make a presentation to the Brookfield Economic Development Authority and explain why it wants public funding to help with a mixed-use development at the former Ruby Farm site off of Calhoun and Bluemound roads.
BloodCenter of Wisconsin to form alliance with Indiana Blood Center 11-14-2014
MILWAUKEE —Indiana Blood Center will be the newest affiliate of the Centers for Transfusion and Transplant Medicine, which was founded in 2012 by BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Heartland Blood Centers, according to a Friday announcement.
Telkonet increases profit for second straight quarter 11-14-2014
MILWAUKEE — On Friday, Telkonet, Inc. announced it had a second consecutive quarter of profit and a total revenue of $4.1 million, up 16 percent from $3.5 million in the third quarter of 2013.
Community Memorial Hospital recognized by The Joint Commission 11-14-2014
MENOMONEE FALLS — The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital has been recognized for the second year in a row as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission.
Downtown’s West End to host open house Saturday 11-14-2014
WAUKESHA - Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at downtown Waukesha’s  West End open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eco-friendly salon opening soon downtown 11-14-2014
WAUKESHA - An eco-friendly salon is coming to downtown Waukesha.
Hydro-Thermal celebrates 80 years 11-14-2014
WAUKESHA - the factory and toasted the milestone with employees, customers and worldwide partners from as far away as Korea and Sweden.
BMO Harris Bank analyzes holiday shoppers 11-13-2014
MILWAUKEE — A recent survey by BMO Harris Bank found that more Wisconsin consumers are planning to shop on Black Friday versus Cyber Monday and both groups said they anticipate their spending to increase this year.
Grants to help train more than 200 workers with disabilities 11-13-2014
MILWAUKEE — Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday a plan to award more than $600,000 in worker training grants to help more than 200 people with disabilities develop skills to reach employment goals.
Aurora hospitals honored by The Joint Commission 11-13-2014
MILWAUKEE — Twelve of Aurora Health Care hospitals have been recognized as 2013 top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, including Aurora Medical Center in Summit and Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Wisconsin economic initiatives receive international recognition 11-13-2014
MADISON — Two initiatives created by the Wisconsin Economic Corporation were recently recognized with awards of excellence from the International Economic Development Council, the world’s largest economic development organization.
Kohl’s sales dip in third quarter 11-13-2014
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Corporation’s third quarter sales declined 1.6 percent during the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same period a year before, according to the clothing and home goods retailer Thursday.
Two restaurants open in Oconomowoc, bar closes 11-13-2014
OCONOMOWOC — Longtime Oconomowoc residents will often think of the building at 511 E. Wisconsin Ave. as the former Burger King, but it recently opened up for the second time as a Mexican restaurant.
West Bend Area Chamber presents awards 11-13-2014
WEST BEND - The West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce handed out awards to eight people and organizations Wednesday night during the group’s annual awards dinner.
Medical marijuana, digital currencies among emerging investor threats 11-13-2014
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions identified Wednesday emerging threats facing investors in the coming year - including schemes involving marijuana-related businesses and digital currencies.
Waukesha County home sales improve for second month
OCONOMOWOC - Home sales in Waukesha County increased by 12.7 percent this October, up to 461 from 409 in October 2013, according to a report the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors released Wednesday.
Commission approves apartments on former brewery site 11-13-2014
WAUKESHA -The Plan Commission is OK with the concept of a 245-unit luxury apartment complex on the site of the former Fox Head brewery on Maple Avenue, but there are more details to work out.
Study reveals women confident about handling their own finances  11-13-2014
MILWAUKEE - A new study released Wednesday found an overwhelming majority of women in Wisconsin saying they are confident handling their finances if something were to happen to their spouse.
uBreakiFix continues Wisconsin expansion
BROOKFIELD – uBreakiFix, a gadget repair franchise that specializes in smartphone repair, has opened its fifth Wisconsin location in Brookfield.
Decorating Kewaskum 11-12-2014
KEWASKUM — In a quaint store just off Fond du Lac Avenue in the village sits a new floral shop where owner Brenda Kirchner prides herself on making customers happy and providing them with the freshest flower arrangements for their special occasions.
WCBA signs on to The Future Wisconsin Project 11-11-2014
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced its support for The Future Wisconsin Project, a project aimed at developing a 20-year strategic economic plan for Wisconsin.
WEDC seeks applicants for clean energy loans 11-11-2014
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is encouraging businesses to apply for for low interest loans of up to $1 million for energy efficiency projects from the State’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Revolving Loan Fund.
Summit announces member dividend 11-11-2014
MADISON — Summit Credit Union recently announced approval by its Board of Directors to award patronage dividends through an annual program called Cash Boomerang, which will make its first payments to more than 30,000 members this November.
Walmart hires 1,185 Wisconsin veterans 11-11-2014
WAUKESHA — Since Walmart began its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment 18 months ago, it has hired more than 1,185 veterans for jobs in Wisconsin, the company announced Tuesday.
Indulgence Chocolatiers to open Wauwatosa location
MILWAUKEE — Growing chocolate company Indulgence Chocolatiers announced Monday it will open a third retail location at 6538 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa.
The gift that keeps giving 11-08-2014
WAUKESHA - Few people appreciate the military quite like Bob Flowers. Born into a family of military members, the former Cedarburg police sergeant knows firsthand how important veterans are to our country’s past - and future.
SF Analytical Labs acquired by European firm 11-07-2014
NEW BERLIN — SF Analytical Laboratories is in the process of being bought by Eurofins Scientific, the companies announced Thursday.
Wisconsin credit unions report income growth 11-07-2014
MADISON —Wisconsin credit unions had some good news to share Friday — lending increased by 9.3 percent and net income rose 6.7 percent for the 162 state-charted credit unions in the first three quarters of 2014 when compared to last year, according to data by the Department of Financial Institutions.
Joy Global’s acquisition of Chinese firm under investigation 11-07-2014
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global announced this week that it is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its acquisition of International Mining Machinery Holdings Ltd. in 2012.
BMO Harris Bank to make additional $3 billion available to business owners  11-07-2014
MILWAUKEE — During the next three years, BMO Harris Bank will make an additional $3 billion in credit available to business owners in Wisconsin.
A crafty innovation 11-07-2014
RICHFIELD — A new product developed by June Tailor Inc. of Richfield, a maker of tools for quilting, crafting, sewing and home decor, was born of the frustration of standing in long lines to have material cut at fabric stores.
Seester’s Mexican Cantina reopening today 11-07-2014
PEWAUKEE -  Seester’s Mexican Cantina will open its doors again today, more than a month after a kitchen fire forced it to temporarily shut down.
Businesswomen blazing paths for others 11-07-2014
WAUKESHA - A trailblazer is defined as one who guides others, is a pathfinder and a pioneer, Waukesha County Business Alliance President Suzanne Kelley said during a panel discussion with five Waukesha County women who were awarded Wisconsin Trailblazer awards in 2014.
Chicago deep dish pizza restaurant to open at MSOE 11-06-2014
MILWAUKEE — Known for Chicago deep dish pizza, restaurant Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta will bring its Italian food to Milwaukee inside the Milwaukee School of Engineering Tower Apartment in late spring 2015.
Small Business Administration gives out record amount of loans  11-06-2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. —In the past year, the U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) Loan Program gave out a record amount of loans, and with Wisconsin also increased the number of loans it provided.
MillerCoors’ income increases in third quarter
DENVER — SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company reported Thursday that MillerCoors’ net income increased 3.5 percent during the third quarter to $376.7 million versus the same period in 2013, due to positive pricing, sales mix and cost savings.
Learn how to increase business profits 11-06-2014
WAUKESHA — The topic of increasing a business’s profits will be the focus of the Waukesha Working Women and November Chamber Chat’s upcoming meeting.
Generac reports decline in sales 11-06-2014
TOWN OF GENESEE — For its third quarter of fiscal 2014, Generac Holdings Inc. reported a decline of $11 million in sales compared to the same period last year.
Citizen of the Year 11-06-2014
OCONOMOWOC - Keith Farley grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and openly admits to being a Cubs fan. But, that hasn’t stopped him from adopting Wisconsin and Oconomowoc as his home and, judging by his contributions to the community, it’s lucky to have him.
Summer opening expected at River Shores 11-06-2014
WEST BEND - One former manufacturing plant in West Bend will reopen next summer as a residential and retail complex in the River Shores Development downtown with a second building scheduled to reopen in 2016.
Aurora Health Care Foundation receives $1 million gift
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee residents Tim and Vivian Sullivan have made a $1 million contribution to support cardiovascular research and fellowship programs at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, according to an announcement from the Aurora Health Care Foundation on Thursday.
Roundy’s reports net loss of nearly $250 million 11-06-2014
MILWAUKEE — During its third quarter, Roundy’s Inc. reported a net loss from continuing operations of $249.9 million, or $5.19 net loss per diluted common share.
Quad/Graphics generates $1.2 billion in sales during third quarter 11-06-2014
SUSSEX - Quad/Graphics, Inc. on Wednesday reported results for its third quarter ending September 30.
Care keeps center growing 11-06-2014
Brooke San Felippo, owner of Little Friends Learning Center in Grafton, West Bend and Barton, was a single mom looking for a good child care center to take her daughter to, but became upset when she couldn’t find one.
Room to groom 11-06-2014
WAUKESHA - Pet groomer Angela Ng has wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl, so when a spot opened up in her beloved downtown Waukesha, she jumped at the chance to open her new business.
Developer tweaks plans for luxury apartments 11-06-2014
WAUKESHA - The 200 block of Maple Avenue could get a facelift - and 245 new luxury apartments - if the Plan Commission approves a developer’s plan for a site bordered by two different railroad tracks.
Manufacturing growth discussed at regional meeting 11-06-2014
MEQUON - “Cluster” was a word used frequently Tuesday as business leaders from throughout southeastern Wisconsin gathered to discuss momentum in several sectors of manufacturing.
WCTC adds technical diploma for caregivers 11-05-2014
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County Technical College announced Tuesday it will be offering a new caregiver technical diploma program designed for those interested in working with clients in their homes.
Multi-Color Corporation to close Watertown facility 11-05-2014
WAUKESHA — Multi-Color Corporation will be permanently closing its facility in Watertown, the state Department of Workforce Development announced Tuesday.
Grafton Arts Mill Coffee Roastery opens 11-04-2014
GRAFTON — The Grafton Arts Mill Coffee Roastery recently opened at 1300 14th Ave.
Product will stay the same under new Sal's owner 11-04-2014
CEDARBURG — Sal's Pizza in downtown Cedarburg has a new owner, Christian Leonard.
Cedarburg Toy Company embraces new location 11-04-2014
CEDARBURG — With a grand opening planned during the Cedarburg Merchants Organization’s Holiday Window Unveiling Nov. 14, Cedarburg Toy Company owners Zachary and Natasha Loos will celebrate in a new storefront and offer giveaways and discounts perfect for holiday shoppers.
Increasing the herd 11-04-2014
TOWN of ASHIPPUN — At Bugling Pines Elk Farm, thick-necked bulls are coming off the rut season.
Delafield officials reject third set of plans for apartment complex 11-04-2014
DELAFIELD — The third time was not a charm for a Madison developer hoping to construct a high-end apartment complex near the Highways 83 and 16 interchange.
Closer to harvest time  11-04-2014
WAUKESHA - Construction continues on the new location of the Good Harvest Market south of Silvernail Road Monday afternoon.
Panel discussions will match entrepreneurs, investors at WI Symposium 11-03-2014
MADISON – Twelve panel discussions on tops of interest to entrepreneurs and investors alike will be among the highlights of the annual Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, to be held Nov. 12-13 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.
North Shore Bank named one of “Best Banks to Work For” 11-03-2014
BROOKFIELD – American Banker named North Shore Bank one of the nation’s “Best Banks for Work For” for the second consecutive year.
Brewery to host Soda with Santa 11-03-2014
GLENDALE – Sprecher Brewery will be hosting Soda with Santa on the following Sundays: Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.
Lake Country sees demand for multifamily housing 11-02-2014
HARTLAND - Downtowns in Lake Country are going through a transformation with the addition of multifamily housing.
Power Test challenging local businesses in voting contest
SUSSEX — Alan Petelinsek said he is always pushing the envelope with his employees.
Rogers awarded APA accreditation 10-31-2014
SUMMIT — Rogers Behavioral Health System announced Friday that the American Psychological Association recently accredited the Rogers Center for Research and Training, which manages the system’s internships, training and trials, as an accredited training site for psychologists.
Frey Automotive to build auto facility on Loomis Road 10-31-2014
MUSKEGO — Construction has begun on a 5,742-square-foot auto service and sales facility for Frey Automotive on Loomis Road.
Oshkosh Corp. reports income doubling in fourth quarter 10-31-2014
OSHKOSH — During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, Oshkosh Corporation reported a net income of $77.8 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, compared to $35.7 million, or $0.40 per diluted share for the same period last year.
Rexnord acquires Italian supplier 10-31-2014
MILWAUKEE — Rexnord announced Friday it has acquired Italian company Tollok S.p.A, which is a supplier of highly engineered shaft locking devices for the power generation and process industries, as well as general industrial applications.
New plan presented for old Bermico factory 10-31-2014
WEST BEND - With new investors and an ambitious plan to develop a $30 million multi-use center to provide jobs and services for veterans within four years, owner John Bagley hopes he can convince West Bend officials the former Bermico factory is worth saving.
New take on a classic 10-31-2014
WAUKESHA - When Karter Busse’s landlord said he was selling the building where he’d had his BMX and sports store business for eight years, he didn’t see it as the end of the story.
Revenue increases for Johnson Controls in 4Q
MILWAUKEE — The fourth quarter ended on a positive note for Johnson Controls, which reported net revenues of $11 billion versus $10.7 billion during the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 3 percent, according to a Thursday company announcement.
Modine sales increase for second quarter, operating income down 10-30-2014
RACINE — While Modine Manufacturing Company’s sales may have increased by 4 percent to a total of $377.3 million in the second quarter, its operating income decreased $2.7 million to $7.9 million, according to a news release.
BMO Harris Bank releases study on Wisconsin homebuyer 10-30-2014
MILWAUKEE — The process of purchasing a house can result in a range of emotions, including stress and happiness and a study released by BMO Harris on Thursday explored those feelings.
US economy rallies to solid Q3 growth 10-30-2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy powered its way to a respectable growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and on track to extend the momentum through the end of the year and beyond.
Gas prices dip below $3 in area 10-30-2014
WEST BEND - Motorists saw something Wednesday most have not experienced since December 2010: The price of regular gasoline dropped below $3.
Kohl’s to open 6 p.m. Thanksgiving 10-30-2014
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced Thursday that it will open its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving to give “customers more time than ever before to shop for top brands, exclusive products and amazing holiday gifts.”
O‘condo’mowoc at a crossroads 10-30-2014
OCONOMOWOC — As voters go to the polls to choose the next family of state leaders, the Oconomowoc Common Council will hold an important vote of its own Tuesday night.
WCTC taking ‘first step’ in search for new president 10-30-2014
PEWAUKEE - Waukesha County Technical College is taking the first step in seeking a replacement for former President Barbara Prindiville, who retired at the end of July.
Delafield Plan Commission votes against multifamily development 10-30-2014
DELAFIELD - Residents on Vettelson Road whose properties would border a multifamily development at Village Square dusted off their notes from when the project was previously before the Plan Commission and again voiced concerns Wednesday night about the density of the project, the buildings’ height and possible negative effects on their single-family homes.
Groups ask Wisconsin Public Service Commission to investigate fraudulent petition 10-29-2014
MADISON – The Wisconsin Public Service Commission received a formal request to open an investigation into a petition filed by the Consumer Energy Alliance in an ongoing We Energies rate case.
Northwestern Mutual declares industry-leading dividends on life, disability insurance  10-29-2014
MILWAUKEE – Northwestern Mutual will share its success with its policy owners in 2015 through an estimated $5.5 billion dividend payout.
Wisconsin Energy posts third quarter and nine month results 10-29-2014
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) reported a net income of $126.3 million or 56 cents a share for the third quarter of 2014.
Harley–Davidson to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025 10-29-2014
MILWAUKEE – Harley–Davidson, together with The Nature Conservancy, is mobilizing its global community of riders to raise funds to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025 as part of its Renew the Ride initiative.
Topping off a new school  10-29-2014
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - With Christian Education Leadership Academy co-founders Brian and Nancy Nahey looking on, Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson signs the beam used in a topping off ceremony Tuesday.
Rheocast expands capabilities with tooling facility 10-29-2014
GERMANTOWN — Rheocast Co. has opened a tooling facility adjacent to its main manufacturing facility for brass and aluminum high-pressure die castings.
A new view 10-29-2014
Padway’s on Big Cedar Lake opened this summer and the owner, general manager and executive chef are hoping to make memories for Washington County families who visit the restaurant.
COST to expand into sister company’s location 10-29-2014
In September, COST of Wisconsin canceled plans for a 25,000-square-foot addition to its manufacturing facility in the town of Polk.
Family business growing 10-28-2014
GERMANTOWN — On one plot in the town, wholesale horticulture is a family affair.
Panel discussion to focus on business export opportunities 10-28-2014
GRAFTON — Ozaukee Economic Development is organizing a panel discussion on how businesses in the county can benefit from exporting.
Here comes the bride 10-28-2014
GRAFTON - For many years, the average wedding dress has a pretty set lifespan.
Jack Safro Toyota breaks ground for new dealership 10-28-2014
BROOKFIELD - Jack Safro Toyota held a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 22 to mark the start of construction on what will be a new 81,000 square-foot facility adjacent to the dealership's current West Capitol Drive location.
Report: Metro area homes remain affordable 10-28-2014
BROOKFIELD - The metro Milwaukee area continues to offer many single-family homes that can be purchased with monthly payments that rival or beat rental payments, according to the North Shore Bank/Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors’ Home Affordability Report.
First Business reports record loans and strong third quarter profitability 10-27-2014
MADISON – First Business Financial Services, Inc. the parent company of First Business Bank and First Business Bank – Milwaukee, reported strong third quarter profits.
Waterstone Financial, Inc. announces results of operations for the quarter and the nine months ended September 30 10-27-2014
WAUWATOSA – Waterstone Financial, Inc. holding company for WaterStone Bank, reported net income for the third quarter of 2014 of $4.8 million, compared to $3.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 and $3.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.
SBA’s online portal now accepting 2015 award nominations 10-27-2014
MILWAUKEE – The U.S. Small Business Administration, Wisconsin District Office announced that SBA’s online portal is accepting nominations for its 2015 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.
No ‘Shark Tank’ deal for Oilerie owner 10-26-2014
BROOKFIELD - Despite the investors on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank” saying how much they liked The Oilerie owner Curt Campbell, no one wanted to help him with his olive oil company.
West Bend school staff take in manufacturing, health field trip 10-24-2014
HARTFORD — When the school bus pulled up in front of Broan-NuTone LLC in Hartford on Thursday afternoon it wasn’t students that were lining up for a tour — it was teachers and guidance counselors from the West Bend School District.
Radio station sale final Oct. 31 10-24-2014
WEST BEND - The $2.25 million sale of four radio stations in West Bend and Racine to Magnum Communications Inc. will be completed on Halloween.
Building to expand services 10-24-2014
Construction has begun on the $1.4 million Affiliated Clinical Services office building, which will be a state-of-the-art facility to expand the clinic’s services to the county.
Mangold Creative breathes new life into vacant Masonic Temple 10-24-2014
PEWAUKEE - When Heather and Mike Mangold decided to put a purchase offer in on the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Pewaukee, it was as if the structure never existed, because as a nonprofit always owned by the Masons, the 1924 structure didn’t have a tax key.
Sale of warehouse possible 10-23-2014
WEST BEND - A Saturday warehouse sale by Habitat for Humanity of Washington and Dodge Counties may be the first indication the otherwise vacant two-story building at 535 N. Main St., West Bend, might soon have a new owner.
Jobless rates drop in county, West Bend 10-23-2014
Unemployment figures dropped for both Washington County and West Bend in September, according to data provided by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Making the Cut 10-23-2014
OCONOMOWOC — It’s almost 5 p.m. and Sara Ninmann is preparing for a birthday party.
The epicenter of O‘condo’mowoc 10-23-2014
OCONOMOWOC — It’s the situation that coined the term “O‘condo’mowoc.”
Council hears more Fowler Lake discussion
Kowabunga, dude! For good 10-23-2014
OCONOMOWOC - It’s a good time to be a geek.
Unemployment rate dropping in Waukesha, but lagging behind other counties 10-23-2014
WAUKESHA - New data from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development shows an encouraging trend for job growth in Waukesha County, but the area is still lagging behind some other counties in the state.
Northwestern Mutual increases research for childhood cancer through grants 10-22-2014
MILWAUKEE – Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is funding four new Young Investigator grant awards for childhood cancer research.
City Chamber announces opening of Heritage Waukesha
WAUKESHA – A ribbon cutting ceremony for Heritage Waukesha will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23  at 3:30 p.m.
Blend to honor a friend 10-22-2014
WEST BEND - Dale Brunner was passionate about coffee and the Special Olympics so it seems fitting that those two seemingly unconnected things should be a part of his legacy.
Unique Interiors reopens its doors 10-22-2014
HARTFORD — For nine years Cathy Zivkovich, owner of Kate’s Kloset downtown Hartford, owned a business called Unique Interiors Boutique, which evolved, but she was inspired by her customers to bring Unique Interiors back.
A question about Kwik Trip 10-22-2014
WEST BEND - Kwik Trip has tried to open a store in West Bend for several years, without success, and many residents wonder why.
Plans for Ruby Farms site tweaked  10-22-2014
BROOKFIELD - A revised plan for a high profile, mixed-use development in the heart of Brookfield was met with praise by city leaders and residents Tuesday.
Heaven City restaurant to reopen as ‘Troy’s Heaven City Supper Club’ 10-22-2014
TOWN OF VERNON - This week will be the last for the Lakeside Restaurant & Lounge under its current name and site on Phantom Woods Road in Mukwonago.
ManpowerGroup bump in revenues, earnings

MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup announced Tuesday it saw a 4 percent increase in revenue during the third quarter and earnings per share increased from $1.18 to $1.61.
Connecture to offer IPO 10-21-2014
BROOKFIELD — Connecture, Inc. announced Monday the company has filled paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of common stock.
Chinese demand pushes A.O. Smith earnings 10-21-2014
MILWAUKEE — Helped by a 16 percent increase in sales in China, A.O Smith Corporation announced Tuesday its net earnings had increased by just over $4 million in the third quarter compared to last year to $50.6 million.
Sales up, earnings down for Harley 10-21-2014
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson, Inc. dealers sold more new motorcycles in the third quarter of this year, but the company saw earnings per share, net income and revenue fall compared to last year.
Medical office in Thiensville making progress 10-21-2014
THIENSVILLE - Construction work continues on the new 12,000-square-foot Thiensville Health Alliance, which is being built at 128 N. Main St. by Dr. Gary Lewis and Andrea Mayerson.
]Kapco, Inc. Wins First-Ever Wisconsin Business Achievement Award 10-21-2014
Madison, WI - Grafton-based Kapco, Inc. is the inaugural recipient of the Wisconsin Business Achievement Award, presented by the Flowers Family Foundation, Inc.
Next Week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week
In 2006 a group of bipartisan congressmen and congresswomen co-authored and passed legislation designating the third week of October each year for a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of estate planning.
Richfield, companies reach agreement on road 10-21-2014
RICHFIELD — Five companies have agreed to pay the village a total of $20,000 a year over 10 years to help pay for maintenance of Pioneer Road to keep the road open for truck traffic.
3 companies eye Richfield for expansion, location 10-21-2014
Three manufacturers are strongly considering expanding or building in Richfield.
City considers loan for Affiliated Clinical 10-21-2014
A decision to provide a low-interest revolving loan to help Affiliated Clinical Services build its $1.4 million office building on a vacant lot downtown will be made by city officials at a special Common Council meeting Oct. 28.
Hartford company to increase production 10-21-2014
HARTFORD - Menasha Packaging Company LLC announced Monday it is investing $5 million to expand production capacity at its Hartford facility.
Report: Existing state home sales flat in September 10-21-2014
MADISON - September single-family home sales in Wisconsin had flat numbers when compared with the same month in 2013, according to a state housing market report released Monday by the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
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Boy’s wish granted with new snowmobile
Collin Wilcox of Belgium had his dreams fulfilled earlier this month when the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Cedar Creek Motorsports of Cedarburg gave him a 2015 Ski-Doo Renegade 600 snowmobile with a trailer, helmet and liability insurance for one year.
Waukesha State Bank employee recognized for commitment to BBBS 11-20-2014
WAUKESHA – Waukesha State Bank Senior Mortgage Consultant, Wendi Muehls, is being recognized as an “Outstanding Big” by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee at the2014 Big Gala held on Saturday, Nov. 8.
Kay & Kay Law Firm hires new associate 11-19-2014
BROOKFIELD – Kay & Kay Law Firm, Brookfield, recently hired a new associate attorney, Jessica A. Klein.
Bartelt welcomes new lead carpenter 11-19-2014
DELAFIELD – Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource welcomes Paul Pennoyer as a lead carpenter.
West Bend Mutual VP recognized 11-19-2014
Tracey Berg, senior vice president and chief information officer at West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., has been named to Insurance & Technology’s 2014 Elite 8, according to a news release.
Kewaskum woman leads in sales 11-19-2014
Catholic Financial Life adviser Sharyl Zillmer led the East Central agency in total sales and total life sales for October.
Dr. Paul Levine sworn in as state dental association president 11-17-2014
WEST ALLIS – Dr. Paul Levine, a resident of River Hills with a general practice in Brown Deer, was sworn in as president of the Wisconsin Dental Association at the organizations 144th House of Delegates on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.
Rathsack is new WCPG Outreach Coordinator
GREEN BAY – Andrea Rathsack is a new staff member at the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gaming as the Outreach Coordinator.
Reinhart welcomes banking and financial shareholder 11-17-2014
MILWAUKEE – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. welcomes shareholder Robert J. Heinrich to the firm’s Banking and Finance practice.
Prairie Financial Group expands management team 11-17-2014
WAUKESHA – Prairie Financial Group continues to expand in the Midwest market by hiring Anthony Preman, Terry Doyle and Michele Young.
Husco’s owner inducted into hall of fame 11-16-2014
WAUKESHA — Husco founder Agustin Ramirez has been selected for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers Hall of Fame for his work positively shaping the off-highway equipment industry.
Frederick joins Diversified Insurance Solutions 11-14-2014
BROOKFIELD — Diversified Insurance Solutions announced Friday that Jason Frederick of Pewaukee has joined the company as a sales executive, property & casualty.
Museum of Wisconsin Art hires PR director
Christina Wright has joined the Museum of Wisconsin Art as director of public relations/social media.
Rogers Behavioral Health Systems adds board members
SUMMIT — Rogers Behavioral Health System has added four members to its Board of Directors during a recent annual meeting.
Senator to receive award at Fox Brothers 11-12-2014
State Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) will receive the “Friend of Grocers” award from the Wisconsin Grocers Association at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly in Hubertus.
Realty company welcomes 14 associates 11-12-2014
Fourteen sales associates joined Shorewest Realtors in October. Sherrie Reuter joined the West Bend/Hartford office.
WRTP/BIG STEP names Kessenich president and CEO
MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership/Building Industry Group's Skilled Trades Employment Program’s board of directors on Tuesday announced Mark Kessenich had been named as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Milwaukee Air and Water Show forms board of directors
MILWAUKEE — Organizers of the Milwaukee Air and Water Show announced Tuesday a board of directors had been formed for the event in order to guide and strengthen it.
Callen adds designer to staff 11-11-2014
MUSKEGO — Callen Construction, Inc. announced Tuesday Tracey Grosspietsch had joined the firm as a designer.
Shorewest president honored by magazine
BROOKFIELD — Joseph A. Horning, president of Shorewest Realtors was named one of 100 most influential real estate executives by Real Estate Executive Magazine.
Debbink named to Froedtert board 11-05-2014
MILWAUKEE — Dirk Debbink, chairman and CEO of MSI General in Oconomowoc, has been named to the Froedtert Health board of directors.
Dorward joins Ozaukee Realtors Association
CEDARBURG — The Ozaukee Realtors Association has announced that Tina Dorward of Cedarburg has joined its firm as its association executive.
Plastic surgeon joins Faces of Honor 11-04-2014
MEQUON — Dr. Andrew Campbell, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon has partnered with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to help assist injured servicemen and women through the Faces of Honor program.
New sales associates join area Shorewest Realtors offices  11-04-2014
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Shorewest Realtors has announced several additions to its local sales force in a recent news release that detailed 15 new sales associates across its service area.
Foundations Bank announces promotions 10-31-2014
PEWAUKEE — Foundations Bank announced the promotions this week of Catherine Kolton to vice president, retail banking, and Berenice Bruwer to assistant vice president, human resources manager.
Keane to receive education award for entrepreneurial courses 10-31-2014
MADISON — For his creation of courses on entrepreneurial studies, investor Tim Keane will be the first recipient of the “Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education” award at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison.
Two earn promotions at FBFC 10-30-2014
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre announced the promotion of two employees recently.
Waukesha State Bank appoints new senior consultant 10-29-2014
WAUKESHA – Waukesha State Bank announce the promotion of Amanda Seifert to Senior Mortgage Consultant.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin honors special supporters 10-29-2014
MILWAUKEE – Leaders and supports of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin paid tribute to the community support during a special ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Pfister Hotel.
TIP Technologies, Inc. announces new president 10-29-2014
MILWAUKEE – Ron Dolan is the new President of TIP Technologies, the leading provider of Quality, Compliance, and Shop Floor Execution software.
Associated adds Gerken to board 10-28-2014
GREEN BAY — Associated Banc-Corp announced Tuesday that R. Jay Gerken had been appointed to its board of directors.
Tom Martin joins Keller Williams Realty in Mequon 10-28-2014
MEQUON — Tom Martin has joined the Keller Williams Realty team in its newly opened Keller Williams location in Mequon, a news release said.
Tracy Dalton named a VP with Johnson Financial Group 10-28-2014
RACINE — Tracy Dalton has been named senior vice president and wealth fiduciary services manager for the Johnson Financial Group.
CORE’s Daily finalist for BizTimes award 10-28-2014
THIENSVILLE — CORE Consulting’s Jesse Daily has been named a finalist in BizTimes Media’s inaugural Nonprofit Excellence Awards – Next Generation Leadership.
Fantle named Milwaukee/NARI executive director 10-28-2014
MILWAUKEE - Marketing and public relations veteran David Fantle has been named the new executive director of the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Irgens names Walsh as president and COO 10-23-2014
MILWAUKEE — Real estate solutions firm Irgens on Thursday announced Jaclyn C. Walsh had been named as president and chief operation officer, effective immediately.
Bank Mutual announces new executive
MILWAUKEE – Kim Weekley is the new senior vice president/director of retail banking and sales at Bank Mutual.
Founder inducted into Wisconsin Investor Hall of Fame
MADISON – Roger Ganser, the nationally-known founder of Venture Investors LLC, will be inducted into the Wisconsin Investor Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
First Bank Financial Center appoints new specialist 10-22-2014
OCONOMOWOC – First Bank Financial Centre promoted Aaron Pearson to Commercial Loan Specialist, CLO Assistant.
New director appointed at Annex Wealth Management 10-20-2014
WAUKESHA – Richard Beherendt joined Annex Wealth Management as director of estate planning services.
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