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Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together
WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.

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ORBIS Corporation receives two industry green awards
OCONOMOWOC — ORBIS Corporation, a manufacturer of reusable plastic packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, was recently recognized as both an Inbound Logistics’ G75 Supply Chain Partner and Food Logistics’ Top Green Provider.
Brookfield chamber to hold monthly Tech Trends series
BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will resume its monthly Tech Trends workshops with the first being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9.
Hartford gears up for Maxwell Street Day 04-03-2015
HARTFORD - Downtown Hartford will uphold a decades-long tradition when it hosts Maxwell Street Day on Wednesday.
Plan Commission to consider 144-unit development 07-03-2015
WEST BEND - After its three-day weekend, West Bend government will have a lot on its hands, from cats to building concepts.
Blurred lines 07-03-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Looking up at the man clearing branches near power lines, the observer may guess that he is a full-time American Transmission Co. employee, but in reality, he is one of many independent contractors the City of Pewaukee company uses.
New Fuzzy’s opening soon 07-03-2015
WAUKESHA - A sign on West Avenue says a new Fuzzy’s Pub & Grill location will be coming soon.
Get fit downtown 07-03-2015
WAUKESHA - Entering the office building at 217 Wisconsin Ave., a person wouldn’t expect for there to be a workout studio in the basement with personal trainer Ryan Bloor excited to help you get fit.
Handmade, upcycled and re-loved 07-03-2015
WAUKESHA - In the year since Rhea Loveless opened Burlap & Lace Marketplace in downtown Waukesha, she created a boutique location focused more on the person’s body and is also expanding the original location at 840 Grand Ave.
GI Associates announces merger with Gastroenterology Specialists 07-02-2015
WAUKESHA — GI Associates has merged with Gastroenterology Specialists to form a group with 15 offices in southeastern Wisconsin.
WEDC pledges $735,000 in tax credits for Sargento expansion 07-02-2015
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Thursday that it has authorized Sargento Foods Inc. to receive up to $735,000 in state tax credits to support its expansion of facilities in Kiel and Elkhart Lake.
American Girl opens boutiques in Mexico 07-02-2015
MIDDLETON - American Girl will have a grand opening for its first shop-in-shop boutique in Mexico with El Palacio de Hierro, the country’s largest and best-established high-end retailer, on Saturday.
Oshkosh Defense to build 698 additional tactical vehicles for Army 07-02-2015
OSHKOSH — Recently Oshkosh Corporation received an order for $184 million from the U.S. Army and on Thursday the company announced it received another order for 698 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles trucks for the U.S. Army. Deliveries will begin in 2016.
Extra large cone 07-02-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Workers from Sign Effectz remove the old Oscar’s sign from the location along Moreland Boulevard on Wednesday.
Fighting to help families stay together
OCONOMOWOC — “We want everybody to be black belts in life.”
Octopus Car Wash locations bought by out-of-state company 07-02-2015
MADISON — The five Octopus Car Wash locations in Madison and Rockford, Ill., have been purchased by Mister Car Wash out of Arizona.
Shorehaven a step closer to planned expansion 07-02-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Shorehaven recently cleared a preliminary hurdle for a planned expansion on both its north and south sides.
Oconomowoc businesses look for solutions to lagging sales in construction zone 07-02-2015
OCONOMOWOC — According to several Oconomowoc businesses in the Highway 67 corridor, the reconstruction of the highway is having a negative impact on sales and customer volume.
HUSCO International CEO sets goal to double sales in next few years 07-02-2015
WAUKESHA — Manufacturer HUSCO International may already be going “gangbusters” with its automotive division sales, but CEO Austin Ramirez has his eyes set on even higher goals.
Milwaukee consulting firm announces mentorship with global company 07-01-2015
MILWAUKEE —P3 Development Group announced it has formed a mentor-protégé partnership with AECOM, a global provider of architecture, design, engineering and construction.
Germantown business keeps liquor license after back taxes partially paid 07-01-2015
GERMANTOWN - Germantown will not be losing Buzdum’s Bar & Grill although it was a close call, as more than $30,000 in unpaid property taxes stood between the establishment and the renewal of its liquor license.
Popcorn store opens its doors 07-01-2015
WEST BEND - The smell of caramel corn and other flavored popcorn wafts through downtown West Bend since Laughing Mountain Gourmet Popcorn made 148 N. Main St. its home.
Batteries Plus Bulbs named one of best franchises to buy 07-01-2015
HARTLAND — The future continues to glow brightly for Hartland-based Batteries Plus Bulbs, which announced Tuesday it was named one of the best American franchises to buy by Forbes due to its continuous store expansion and sales growth.
Most manufacturing indices for June continue to decline
MILWAUKEE — All but three of the 11 indices analyzed by Marquette University for the ISM Report on Manufacturing declined or stayed the same in June.
Meijer promotes commitment to local produce 06-30-2015
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — Even before Meijer opened its first stores in Wisconsin this month, it formed a relationship with farmers in the state, according to the retailer.
Pick ‘n Save launches ‘Wisconsin Proud Campaign’ 06-30-2015
MILWAUKEE — Roundy’s Inc. announced Tuesday that it is launching a new campaign for its Pick ‘n Save grocery stores that showcases its Wisconsin products. 
R&R Insurance Services partners with Cell Phones For Soldiers 06-30-2015
WAUKESHA — Residents are asked to donate their gently used cellphones at R&R Insurance locations so troops serving overseas will be able to make phone calls home.
Registration starts for UW-Waukesha job and internship fair 06-30-2015
WAUKESHA — Table registration for the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Fall Job & Internship Fair has begun.
Flowing with flowers 06-30-2015
TOWN OF HARTFORD — The crop that grows on Patrick and Nancy Weibye’s farm on Kettle Moraine Road often brings a smile to passersby.
‘Above average’ year for area strawberries 06-30-2015
TOWN OF BARTON – As Jerry Fideler looked over his family’s several acres of strawberries Monday morning he said the weather has been good for his farm this year.
Dentist provides free care in Guatemala 06-30-2015
MEQUON — Imagine living in a community with no access to basic health care and no means of transportation to get treatment.
Meijer store ribbon cutting in Grafton
GRAFTON - The Meijers in Grafton and Kenosha, which also opened Tuesday, are the first-ever in Wisconsin.
Workforce Development job fair set for Aug. 5 06-30-2015
WEST BEND — Register for the Workforce Development Center’s Washington/ Ozaukee Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. held at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center near West Bend.
No decision in McDonald’s appeal 06-30-2015
GRAFTON — Progress for the potential new McDonald’s on Highway 60 in Grafton was stalled last week when the Zoning Board of Appeals ruled Thursday that the matter was out of its jurisdiction and declined to take action.
Aldi to build in Mukwonago 06-30-2015
MUKWONAGO — Aldi plans to build a new grocery store in Mukwonago in the Wolf Run shopping area.
To hire or not hire a social media guru? 06-30-2015
WAUKESHA - Whether a small business owner assigns an employee to manage the company’s social media accounts or she contracts with an outside firm for the work, it’s important to understand the goals, the intended audience and to have a plan, said Pat McKenna, president of MojoWeb Productions, LLC.
Children’s Hospital selected to participate in neuroscience initiative 06-29-2015
MILWAUKEE — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced Monday that it was selected to participate in the 15-site Alliance for Strong Families and Communities neuroscience initiative.
Strategic Fundraising closes Oshkosh facility, lays off 153 employees 06-29-2015
OSHKOSH — After failing to find a new source of investment or permanent financing necessary to keep Strategic Fundraising operating in Oshkosh, the company notified the Department of Workforce Development on Monday that it closed its facility and laid off 153 employees.
Milwaukee firm completes work on new Lambeau Field restaurant 06-29-2015
MILWAUKEE — Design and build firm Scathain recently completed commissioned work on the new restaurant at Lambeau Field that replaces the legendary Curly’s.
kate spade new york to open at Mayfair 06-29-2015
WAUWATOSA — Mayfair mall announced Monday that a kate spade new york location will open on the lower lever center court area of the mall in spring 2016.
Largest Mariano’s in Chicagoland opens 06-29-2015
MILWAUKEE — The largest Roundy’s operated Mariano’s will open at 6 a.m. Tuesday in the Glenview, Ill.
WHAT A COUNTRY: Orphaned Russian immigrant adopted by Germantown couple makes good 06-29-2015
HORICON — Twenty-five year-old Alex Martin has come a long way from living on the streets in Russia.
Vietnamese restaurant to open on Sunset Drive 06-27-2015
A sign hanging on the former Spot on Sunset building, 316 W. Sunset Drive, says that a Vietnamese restaurant called Pho King is coming soon.

The Corners could take step forward next week 06-27-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Corners development could take another step forward next week as the Architectural Control Committee considers final approval on several portions and the Plan Commission takes up a special exemption for part of the project.

Taste more than 50 wines at Spring City Wine House 06-27-2015
Customers at Spring City Wine House can sample 50 wines by the glass every day or enjoy a bottle of wine from a selection of 100.
Helping women gain confidence through photography
Amber Kuester wants to help women feel more confident and to see their true beauty, so she finds ways to capture that beauty with photography.
Local Grede facility closing, causing mass layoff 06-26-2015
BERLIN – The Grede facility located at 242 South Pearl St., Berlin will begin layoffs on Tuesday, Sept. 1st until Thursday, Dec. 31st.
Frentzel Products relocates business to Sussex 06-26-2015
MILWAUKEE – HCP Real Estate, LLC d/b/a Frentzel products recently purchased a 26,000 square foot building located at W227 N6370 Sussex Rd, Sussex, Wis. from CJSM, LLC.
OneAmerica to acquire BMO’s U.S. Retirement Services Business 06-26-2015
MILWAUKEE – OneAmerica and BMO Financial Group are announcing the agreement reached for OneAmerica to acquire BMO’s Milwaukee-based, U.S. retirement services business, BMO Retirement Services, a division of BMO Global Asset Management.
First hospital light fixture to safely/continuously kill bacteria available in U.S. and Canada 06-26-2015
KENOSHA – Kenosha-based Kenall Manufacturing is introducing Indigo-Clean, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections.
Getting it right at Delzer 06-26-2015
WAUKESHA - The 45-foot shiny new Lithrone G40P press by Komori Corporate takes up a significant amount of floor space at Delzer in Waukesha, but because of its immense capabilities, the company was also able to eliminate three older presses.
GrocerKey Inc. certified for Qualified New Business Venture tax credits 06-25-2015
MADISON – GrocerKey Inc., a Madison-based company, is the recipient of Qualified New Business Venture certification from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
International scale-up expert Dan Isenberg appearing at WIN-Milwaukee evening event 06-25-2015
WAUWATOSA – Dan Isenberg, former Harvard professor, venture capitalist, tech entrepreneur and founder of Scale Up Milwaukee, will speak about how to scale technology ventures at the meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network’s Milwaukee chapter on Thursday, July 9 in Wauwatosa.
After 89 years and four generations, Kuhtz General Store keeps going 06-25-2015
STONE BANK — Since 1926, residents of Stone Bank have gone to the Kuhtz family for whatever they need.
Former Grill Junkies cook opening Moon Lite Grill 06-25-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Two people, two states and one moon between them.
Martini Pete’s to expand 06-25-2015
GRAFTON — Martini Pete’s, 1315 Wisconsin Ave., in Grafton is getting larger after owner Peter Olds got approval to expand the cocktail bar into the adjoining space to the south, previously occupied by Merle Norman.
Mexican cuisine coming to Grafton 06-25-2015
GRAFTON — A new restaurant is coming to Grafton, as the Plan Commission Tuesday approved the permit for Lobo’s Place.
Unemployment up from April, down since 2014 06-25-2015
WAUKESHA - Unemployment rates increased in May in Waukesha County’s largest cities, but they still remained well below where they were at this time in 2014, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Workforce Development.
Nationwide flag manufacturer stops sales/production of Confederate flag 06-24-2015
OAK CREEK – Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. will no longer be selling or manufacturing the Confederate flag, as recently decided by its board of directors.
Family stays in The Range 06-24-2015
RICHFIELD — The Range of Richfield is a family-run business for men, women and families to understand guns and hone their shooting skills.
Restaurant razed to make room for another 06-24-2015
Jerry Mehring of West Bend looks over the remains of the old Dairy Queen building as it is razed Tuesday afternoon in West Bend.
Gentlemen’s club closes its doors 06-24-2015
There is no longer a sign welcoming guests to the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club in the town of Trenton.
Transportation, economic growth discussed at Milwaukee forum 06-24-2015
MILWAUKEE - Enhancing transportation options - and doing so outside the confines of a vacuum - could play a pivotal role in growing the metro area’s economy, leaders suggested at a forum Tuesday.
Aurora Health Care invests in StartUp Health 06-23-2015
MILWAUKEE – Aurora Health Care, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit health care systems, is taking a lead investor role in StartUp Health, a global health innovation company with more than 100 digital health portfolio companies.
Jockey to collaborate with The Eastman Group for new footwear line 06-23-2015
KENOSHA – Jockey International is announcing the launch of men's and women's casual footwear, a new licensed category for Jockey.
Meijer unveils its first stores in Wisconsin 06-23-2015
MILWAUKEE – Meijer is now in its sixth state after opening its first two Wisconsin super-centers to local customers on Tuesday, June 23.
TESCHGlobal establishes partnership 06-23-2015
GRAFTON — TESCHGlobal LLC, a Grafton-based global technology professional services firm, has recently established a strategic partnership agreement with Foundry Health LLC, a digital health company that seeks to empower health professionals by building software tools that put the patient back at the center of each encounter.
WCTC releases new course schedule 06-23-2015
PEWAUKEE – The WCTC Small Business Center Fall 2015 course schedule is now available online.
A change of pace 06-23-2015
CEDARBURG - It wasn’t that many years ago when Jon Willems looked out his office windows to view a big-city skyline, whether it was Chicago or Kansas City.
T.E. Brennan celebrates 120 years 06-23-2015
BROOKFIELD - For 120 years, T.E. Brennan Company has been helping clients manage risk.
Children’s Community Health Plan exceeds Pay-for-Performance measures 06-22-2015
MILWAUKEE – Children’s Community Health Plan (CCHP) is proud to announce that its results from the 2013 Pay-for-Performance (P4P) program met or exceeded performance measure goals defined by the Department for BadgerCare Plus members in southeastern Wisconsin.
Slinger prepares to create economic development area
SLINGER - Residential, commercial and industrial development should receive a boost with the creation of an economic development zone in Slinger.
Hartford Chamber a perfect fit for Henke
HARTFORD — Being mayor and the head of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce may be similar in a number of ways.
US Open means millions to area 06-21-2015
It’s two years away, but that doesn’t mean businesses and communities aren’t getting ready for the 117th U.S. Open men’s golf championship at Erin Hills, a tournament the USGA projects will generate more than $140 million between Washington, Waukesha and Milwaukee counties.
Frank's Sewing Center opens in new location 06-20-2015
WAUKESHA - Words of amazement spilled from Bonnie Camp’s mouth as she entered Frank’s Sewing Center’s new location for the first time Friday.
Waukesha County residents well-prepared for retirements
WAUKESHA - Retirement can be a scary word for those not prepared, but the good news is that in general, Waukesha County residents have a strong footing for those later years in life, according to area financial planners and a recent study.
Milwaukee Tool formally announces expansion in Greenwood 06-20-2015
GREENWOOD, Miss. - Milwaukee Tool has announced the expansion of its Greenwood operation with the creation of 126 new jobs - 105 of which have already been filled.
Pitch your innovative health care startup ideas 06-19-2015
MILWAUKEE — Do you have an innovative idea for a health care startup?
Oshkosh Defense gets Army contract worth as much as $780 million 06-19-2015
OSHKOSH — The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a five-year contract that could have potential value of $780 million, according to an announcement Friday.
‘I honestly believe exports are the future of Wisconsin’s economy’ 06-19-2015
PEWAUKEE - Speaking to five southeastern Wisconsin companies who were about to graduate from ExporTech with a plan for international distribution on Thursday, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said they were strengthening their companies, and in turn, helping the state by diversifying their customer base.
Initial unemployment claims drop to the lowest number since 1995 06-18-2015
MADISON — Continued good news about the state of the economy rolled in Thursday with the latest report on unemployment in Wisconsin, which showed that the rate was 4.6 percent in May and was considerably lower than the national average.
Downtown brimming with local coffee options 06-18-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Three Oconomowoc institutions are brewing up a strong cup and separating themselves from the big business of coffee chains.
Milwaukee restaurateurs open new restaurant in Lake Country 06-18-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Mike and Kristyn Eitel opened Panga Bar and Grill, 34422 Delafield Road, on June 5, bringing their unique brand of restaurants to Lake Country.
Businesses affected by Hwy. 67 project invited to meeting
OCONOMOWOC — The Highway 67 reconstruction project is in full swing with portions of the road closed, traffic patterns shifting and access to businesses in the corridor changed.
Centennial owner had a ‘good vibe’ about Sobelmans
MEQUON — Brian Ruelle, longtime owner of The Centennial Bar & Grille in Mequon, never had met Dave Sobelman before they started talking about selling the restaurant.
Council approves less restrictive zoning 06-18-2015
CEDARBURG — Paving the way for future development, the Cedarburg Common Council approved new, less stringent language for certain zoning districts.
Company’s sales, service center to open in West Bend 06-18-2015
WEST BEND - Liquid Analytical Resource LLC plans to move into a 3,000-square-foot facility on Creek Drive in West Bend July 1.
Weekly wages in Waukesha County increase 3.1% 06-18-2015
WAUKESHA — The average weekly wage for workers in Waukesha County increased 3.1 percent in December 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Aiming to be the ‘epicenter of downtown Waukesha’ 06-18-2015
WAUKESHA - It’s the locals that general manager Paul Ward seeks to draw into The Clarke Irish Hotel and Bar, whether that be for a downtown Waukesha staycation, a perfectly poured pint of Guinness after work or brunch with the family on a Sunday.
Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta wants to open factory in Franklin 06-17-2015
FRANKLIN — Chicago-style pizza maker Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta will soon open a restaurant in Milwaukee and is also hoping to create a frozen pizza-making facility in Franklin.
Name announced for Pewaukee cancer center 06-17-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The new cancer care center in City of Pewaukee that is the product of a partnership between UW Health, ProHealth Care and Aurora Health Care will be called UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care.
Waukesha joins municipalities opposing ‘room tax’ changes 06-17-2015
WAUKESHA — A resolution opposing recently adopted changes to the state’s “room tax” law was approved Tuesday by the Waukesha Common Council, but some supervisors want to make sure the city is paying its fair share for “destination marketing” in the area.
Ristorante Bartolotta partners with Wauwatosa BID to offer valet parking 06-17-2015
WAUWATOSA — Ristorante Bartolotta is partnering with the Wauwatosa Business Improvement District to offer valet service to anyone visiting Tosa village.
Sendik’s Fresh2GO to open in Greendale 06-17-2015
GREENDALE - Sendik’s Food Markets will open its second Sendik’s Fresh2GO store this week at 6200 W. Loomis Ave. in Greendale.
Actuant’s sales decline 15 percent during third quarter
MILWAUKEE — Actuant Corporation released its financial results for the third quarter Wednesday, which showed that total sales declined 15 percent compared to the same period in 2014.
Keller opens Germantown office 06-17-2015
GERMANTOWN — Keller Inc., a design and build general contractor, opened a Milwaukee regional office in Germantown and hopes to add 15 employees.
Liquor license renewal in question for Germantown pub 06-17-2015
GERMANTOWN - Buzdum’s Pub & Grill in Germantown may — or may not — have its liquor license renewed by the village.
Infratrol’s assets sold; operations to continue in New Berlin 06-17-2015
NEW BERLIN - Echelon Capital, LLC announced that it will acquire the assets of Infratrol Manufacturing Corporation, which filed for receivership in early May.
Second Board & Brush to open in Elm Grove 06-17-2015
ELM GROVE - After seeing the success the owners of the first Board & Brush were having in Hartland, Gin Kennedy decided she wanted to reproduce the model in Elm Grove.
Waukesha State Bank now offers Apple Pay capabilities 06-17-2015
WAUKESHA - Waukesha State Bank understands its customers are concerned about the safety of their financial information, especially in light of major data breaches at national retailers, so it’s offering Apple Pay with its bank card on compatible Apple devices.
GE Healthcare announces DoseWatch system 06-16-2015
WAUKESHA — GE Healthcare announced its new introductory dose management solution DoseWatch Explore on Tuesday that will track, analyze and report practice-level radiation dose data for GE computed tomography systems.
Oshkosh Corporation lowers earnings forecast 06-16-2015
OSHKOSH — Due to negative effects from the weather and product launch delays, Oshkosh Corporation lowered its earnings per share estimates for the third quarter Tuesday.
Miss Molly’s Catering expands 06-16-2015
CEDARBURG — The shell game of businesses moving in and around Cedarburg continues this summer.
Men and women seeking WORK-LIFE BALANCE 06-16-2015
WAUKESHA — The question of whether people can “have it all” when it comes to work and personal life has been asked and debated for many years, but during their recent book research, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha professors Ellyn Lem and Tim Dunn learned it was a bad question.
Aurora launches community-focused TV spots 06-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care has created two community-focused television spots that will start airing across eastern Wisconsin today.
ATC continues community planting program 06-15-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — American Transmission Co. announced it will hold its community planting program for the third year in a row.
Indulgence Chocolatiers new location in Wauwatosa to open Friday 06-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — The new Indulgence Chocolatiers location in Wauwatosa is set to open Friday.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts to manage development in Nebraska 06-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Hotels & Resorts announced Monday it will manage the new Capitol District Marriott hotel under development in Omaha, Neb.
Workforce Development Center in Pewaukee turns 20 06-14-2015
PEWAUKEE — When the Workforce Development Center in Pewaukee opened 20 years ago, Francisco Sanchez didn’t have a computer in his office, so he had to drive to Johnson Creek to send data to Madison.
City gives final approval to Kwik Trip in high-traffic area
WAUKESHA — A Kwik Trip planned for one of Waukesha’s busiest traffic areas got the final go-ahead from the city Wednesday evening, but one alderman was concerned the new station may make travel in the area even more difficult.
Developer constructing $1.1M building
WEST BEND - Plans for a $1.1 million multi-tenant industrial building on Enterprise Street in West Bend are coming together.
Real estate agents and school administrators working together 06-13-2015
BROOKFIELD — When the Huang family was looking to relocate from Naperville, Ill., to Wisconsin for work, they jumped online and began to research schools to determine where they wanted to buy a house.
ManpowerGroup to acquire German company 06-12-2015
MILWAUKEE - ManpowerGroup announced Friday it will acquire 7S Group in Germany, a provider of human resource services focusing on skilled trades, engineering and information technology.
Roadrunner Transportation to expand in western markets
CUDAHY - Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. announced Friday it will expand its Less-than-Truckload freight service in the Phoenix and Salt Lake City metropolitan areas.
Waukesha cleaning business finds success with home barbecues  06-12-2015
WAUKESHA — When the weather gets warm, the barbecue grills come out of hibernation in Wisconsin, although a few diehard grillers never put their equipment away.
Metro Milwaukee home sales up 10.8% in May 06-12-2015
WAUKESHA — Home sales continued to increase in May with a 10.8-percent rise reported for the four-county, metro-Milwaukee area when compared to the same month in 2014.
Rexnord’s non-executive chairman to retire in July
MILWAUKEE — Rexnord Corporation announced Thursday that Non-Executive Chairman George M. Sherman will retire after the company’s annual meeting of stockholders in July.
Tax burden on Wisconsin businesses decreases 06-11-2015
MADISON - The tax burden on Wisconsin businesses declined 0.6 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a national report.
Final Autumn Ridge plat approved; construction could start in August 06-11-2015
IXONIA — The final plat of the Autumn Ridge development was approved at the Ixonia Town Board’s Monday meeting.
Kohl’s creates new principal positions 06-11-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — On Thursday, Kohl’s Corporation announced the creation of two positions: chief merchandising and customer officer and chief operating officer.
Roadrunner Transportation terminates chief operating officer’s employment 06-11-2015
CUDAHY — Earlier this week, Roadrunner Transportation Systems terminated the employment of Chief Operating Officer Brian J. van Helden, according to paperwork filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.
Assurant to close health division; first layoffs this summer 06-11-2015
MILWAUKEE - Assurant, Inc. announced Wednesday it will close its health insurance division with layoffs of 300 people occurring this summer.
Tech company commits to growing in Waukesha County 06-11-2015
HARTLAND - No one would mistake Waukesha County for southern California because of both the drastic weather differences and the number of technology companies, but EmbedTek is finding many positives about growing in Waukesha County, including the loyalty of its workers and its access to larger metropolitan areas.
Nordstrom to hire 375 employees for new Mayfair store 06-10-2015
WAUWATOSA — In order to open its first full-line Wisconsin store at Mayfair Mall, Nordstrom, Inc. said it will need to hire 375 employees.
Wisconsin restaurants predicted to hire 8.7% more workers this summer 06-10-2015
MADISON — Wisconsin restaurants are predicted to hire 16,900 employees this summer, increasing their workforce by 8.7 percent to handle the busy summer season, according to a report Wednesday from the National Restaurant Association.
A courageous design works 06-10-2015
HARTFORD — It’s been five years since Carianne Ciriacks beat breast cancer and she has started a new chapter in her life by fulfilling a dream of opening a graphic design firm.
Johnson Controls looks to separate automotive business 06-10-2015
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced early Wednesday that it is looking into different options to separate its automotive business, but has not set a timeframe for the decision.
Landfill developer seeks restraining order against Richfield 06-10-2015
RICHFIELD - Scenic Pit LLC, the developer of a proposed clean-fill landfill in Richfield, is seeking a restraining order to prevent village officials from interfering with the company’s plans to haul clean fill to a former sand and gravel pit along Scenic Road so residential development can take place.
Developer downsizes Germantown apartment project
GERMANTOWN - Plans for Saxony Village, a 225-unit apartment complex in Germantown, have gotten smaller.
Building up STEAM for Arrowhead engineering, manufacturing spaces 06-10-2015
TOWN OF MERTON — Construction is now underway at Arrowhead High School as businesses continue to support a renovation project aimed at preparing students for the future workforce.
Price jump in ProHealth’s patient transport draws some locals’ ire 06-10-2015
WAUKESHA - A local health care provider believes a recent price jump in its patient transportation services will help ensure the program can continue, but some locals say the move is making a dent in their wallets.
ProHealth Care partners with Aidin for data generation 06-09-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE —ProHealth Care has hired Aidin solution to use its data systems to enhance the health care system’s relationships with post-acute providers and improve patient satisfaction and quality outcomes.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin heart center no. 5 in country 06-09-2015
MILWAUKEE — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranked highly in several categories on U.S. News & World Report recent 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals evaluations, especially in cardiology and heart surgery.
Inland Real Estate acquires Plaza at Prairie Ridge in Pleasant Prairie 06-09-2015
OAK BROOK, ILL. — Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. announced Tuesday that it acquired 11 multi-tenant retail centers during the first quarter, including Plaza at Prairie Ridge in Pleasant Prairie.
MillerCoors announces its Milwaukee operations have gone landfill-free 06-09-2015
MILWAUKEE —MillerCoors announced Tuesday that its Milwaukee Brewery and corporate offices are landfill-free.
First Choice Tree Care expanding 06-09-2015
MEQUON — First Choice Tree Care, based in Mequon, has expanded into full-scale lawn and garden maintenance services with the recent acquisition of the assets of the Milwaukee firm Trees Are For Us, formerly owned by Angelo Jose Loyo and his wife Marilyn.
Health Alliance vision takes shape 06-09-2015
THIENSVILLE - When the doors to the Thiensville Health Alliance finally open in a few months, Dr. Gary Lewis and his business partner, Andrea Mayerson, will have the satisfaction of seeing their very big idea turn into reality.
Economic boon or bad idea? 06-09-2015
GRAFTON — Public opinion is as hard to pin down as the future is for the planned 60th anniversary, custom designed McDonald’s in Grafton.
Hartford may get more apartments 06-09-2015
HARTFORD — A developer wants to build seven apartment buildings in the city and leaders gave the go-ahead for a permit and approved his plan during a meeting Monday at City Hall.
Country Springs property owner suing city over tax assessments 06-09-2015
WAUKESHA — The parent company of the the Country Springs Hotel filed a civil suit against the city of Waukesha Monday, claiming it had been taxed too much money under an over-inflated assessment of the property’s worth.
Delafield board to discuss terminating permit for JR Motorsports 06-09-2015
TOWN OF DELAFIELD - During its meeting tonight, the Town Board will discuss whether it should move forward with the process to terminate the conditional use permit for JR Motorsports.
Delafield Arts Center closes due to lack of funding 06-09-2015
DELAFIELD - The Delafield Arts Center announced Monday that it will be closing its doors this week due to a lack of funding.
Bicyclists killed in crash were Northwestern Mutual employees 06-08-2015
MUSKEGO, Wis. — The two bicyclists killed in a crash in Muskego Saturday were longtime employees at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Kohl’s to launch Apple Pay in all stores this fall 06-08-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Department Stores announced Monday that it will launch Apple Pay at all of its stores nationwide this fall as a way to make mobile payments easy, secure and private.
Milwaukee business groups rally around Bucks arena deal 06-08-2015
MADISON, Wis. — The Legislature must act quickly to approve a $500 million financing deal to pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena or the agreement could fall apart, raising the prospect of more delays and the possible loss of the NBA team, community business and labor leaders said Monday.
Cardiac Science Corporation wins court case for $22 million 06-08-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Cardiac Science Corporation said Monday a 12-person jury in Los Angeles Superior Court decided in favor of the company’s breach of contract claims against Zoll Medical Corporation and Zoll LifeCor Corporation, resulting in Cardiac Science being awarded $22,991,985 in lost royalties.
Proposed ‘high-visibility’ Kwik Trip returning to Plan Commission 06-08-2015
WAUKESHA — A proposed Kwik Trip at one of the busiest traffic areas in the city is returning to the Waukesha Plan Commission, with two revisions made to the plan.
Yahr Oil purchases fuel oil business 06-07-2015
KEWASKUM - Myron Strobel of Kewaskum sold his fuel oil business to Bob Yahr with Yahr Oil Inc.
Systemic changes fuel economy’s rebound 06-07-2015
WEST BEND - Speaking on West Bend’s emergence from the recession, City Administrator T.J. Justice attributed several things that aided it in doing so.
New businesses open doors in downtown Waukesha 06-06-2015
When Llazar Konda was brainstorming on what to call his new bar and restaurant, he decided on the name “Meli,” which means honey in Greek.
Delafield Hotel sold for $2.5 million 06-06-2015
DELAFIELD - The Delafield Hotel has been sold to Hendricks Commercial Properties for $2.5 million, Hendricks President and CEO Rob Gerbitz confirmed.
Local company opens new production plant in China 06-05-2015
PEWAUKEE – TLX Technologies, LLC is opening a wholly owned subsidiary in Changshu Economic and Technology Development Zone in Changshu, China.
Cooking up success 06-05-2015
WAUKESHA - After years of cooking experience - from running his own deli in Whitefish Bay to working for Donald Trump in Atlantic City - Peter Pagonis (aka Chef Pierre) didn’t feel comfortable remaining in his own home kitchen, so he took a chef position at Eric’s Porter Haus in downtown Waukesha.
BBB issues alert about Cudahy-based Engine Shopper
CUDAHY — The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin issued an alert Thursday regarding Engine Shopper LLC, a Cudahy-based online used auto parts business.
Price Engineering acquires Mequon-based distributor
HARTLAND — Price Engineering Company announced Thursday it has acquired Application Equipment, an authorized SKF and Lincoln distributor in Mequon.
Wausau Homes builder opens design studio in New Berlin 06-04-2015
NEW BERLIN —An open house for the design studio operated by new Wausau Homes builders Bob and Nina Fiedler will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12.
The fun of boating without the hassle
OCONOMOWOC — Corey and Dan Erickson are making boating an affordable hobby for every resident of Oconomowoc.
Businesses queue up for license renewals 06-04-2015
WEST BEND - ‘Tis the season … for license renewals.
$1.9 million sale could lead to development 06-04-2015
GERMANTOWN - About $1.9 million from the sale of a commercial property in Germantown to Associated Bank by Compass Properties could help attract businesses to property adjacent to Germantown Marketplace.
Joy Global reports 13% decrease in sales 06-04-2015
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global Inc. reported Thursday a 13 percent decline in net sales and a 29 percent decrease in bookings during the second quarter, both compared to last year.
Liquor license limbo 06-04-2015
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council renewed several liquor licenses on Tuesday, including some not currently being used.
Village Pointe in, laser tag out 06-04-2015
GRAFTON — One project is moving forward as another has disappeared in Grafton, changing the landscape of the south commercial district.
New plan targeted for former TIF area 06-04-2015
CEDARBURG — Interest and excitement is building among city officials after a new, medium-density subdivision was proposed by Cornerstone Development for land near highways 60 and I.
Made in the U.S.A. 06-04-2015
BUTLER - A photograph of a flag taken along the Pacific Coast Highway in California hangs behind the desk of Thomas D’Amico, which seems fitting because he owns American Flags Express in Butler.
Real estate group to highlight urban condos on tour 06-03-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors will hold the 2015 Downtown Diggs Condo Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with Milwaukee Downtown (BID No. 21) Downtown Dining Week.
Ashley Furniture consulting with Goldman Sachs on company’s future 06-03-2015
ARCADIA — Ashley Furniture Industries confirmed Wednesday that it has hired Goldman Sachs to advise the Wisconsin business on a variety of investment alternatives and other opportunities to enhance its future growth.
Next up for Wal-Mart pay raises: department managers
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments.
Taking it to the next level 06-03-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Realizing Hammond Company’s potential, Oscar Curasi and John Davenport decided to purchase the business that specializes in metrology technology and servicing.
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Bucher Law Group hires Westley to handle expanded services 07-03-2015
DELAFIELD — The Bucher Law Group has expanded its practice to include wills, probate and estate planning and has hired Julia Westley as a staff attorney to concentrate her practice in these particular areas of the law.
Falvey promoted to vice president of real estate at Marcus Corp. 07-02-2015
MILWAUKEE - The Marcus Corporation announced Thursday that Katie Falvey has been promoted to vice president of real estate.
Twin Disc names new executive vice president of operations 07-01-2015
RACINE — Twin Disc Inc. announced Wednesday that it has named Malcolm "Mac" Moore executive vice president of operations after an extensive search.
Taylor promoted to VP of Student Life at CUW 06-30-2015
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin recently announced that Steven Taylor will be the new vice president of Student Life, effective Wednesday.
Leblanc joins Summit Credit Union in Waukesha 06-29-2015
WAUKESHA — Summit Credit Union recently announced that Bob Leblanc joined its Waukesha branch as a mortgage loan officer.
Badger Mutual Insurance announces promotions 06-29-2015
MILWAUKEE — On Monday, Badger Mutual Insurance announced the promotions of three employees: Laura Michna to assistant vice president of administration, Anna Bruders to assistant to the president, and Colleen Costello to applications systems analyst.
AlphaGraphics holds anniversary celebration 06-29-2015
BROOKFIELD - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently by the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Dick Strassburgers ownership of AlphaGraphics in Brookfield.
Sargento Foods welcomes three new hires in the Consumer Products division 06-26-2015
PLYMOUTH – Sargento Foods Inc. is welcoming Tara Schuler as Associate Marketing Manager on the Shredded Cheese business, Becky Plummer as Associate Marketing Manager on the Snacks business, and Marie Sherman as Trade Planning Analyst.
Milwaukee attorney named to Susan G. Komen national board 06-26-2015
MILWAUKEE – Meghan Shannon of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. in Milwaukee is one of the newest members elected to the Susan G. Komen national board.
Wonderbox Technologies named in Top 25 Milwaukee-area software companies 06-25-2015
MEQUON – Wonderbox Technologies is number 10 on the list of Top 25 Milwaukee-area software product companies as ranked by the Milwaukee Business Journal.
Associated Bank recognized as STAR Performer for general mortgage servicing 06-24-2015
GREEN BAY – The Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae, is awarding Associated Bank its Servicer Total Achievement and Rewards (STAR) Performer recognition for 2014.
Johnson Bank, Johnson Financial Group appoints new Chief Financial Officer 06-23-2015
RACINE – Mark C. Behrens is the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Johnson Financial Group and Johnson Bank, effective Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
Three professionals bring new expertise to ActionCOACH Business Coaching 06-23-2015
ELM GROVE – ActionCOACH Business Coaching welcomes Cortney Ihde, Mike Thompson, and Allison Garde to its team.
Waukesha State Bank hires controller 06-23-2015
WAUKESHA – Waukesha State Bank welcomes Brenda Pillard as Controller.
CL&D announces new president 06-23-2015
OCONOMOWOC – CL&D, the trusted leader in flexible packaging solutions is welcoming Mike Hokanson as its new president.
Port Washington State Bank announces two executive hires 06-23-2015
PORT WASHINGTON — Port Washington State Bank, Ozaukee County's Community Bank Since 1899, has announced two recent executive hirings.
Relocation Directors Council welcomes new member 06-23-2015
BROOKFIELD – Tonya Krebs, Relocation Director of Shorewest, REALTORS, is the newest member of the Relocation Directors Council.
Northwestern Mutual makes top 100 list 06-22-2015
MILWAUKEE – Northwestern Mutual is being honored as one of IDG’s Computerworld 2015 Best Places to Work in IT.
Annual awards program held 06-22-2015
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Business Alliance held a luncheon June 11 for the 2015 Top 10 Businesses of the Year at Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center.
Vrakas CPAs + Advisors names new member of shareholder group 06-18-2015
BROOKFIELD — Vrakas CPAs + Advisors announced that Bradley J. Weckwerth has been added to shareholder group.
Image Makers welcomes new VP of finance and administration 06-18-2015
WAUKESHA — Image Makers Advertising of Waukesha announced the addition of Tom Sheffield as vice president of finance and administration.
HUSCO International wins two awards in May 06-18-2015
WAUKESHA — In recognition of HUSCO International’s commitment to excellence in manufacturing and commitment to the community, it received two awards recently, including the top business by Waukesha County Business Alliance and Aligned the Business Framework Award.
Aurora Health Care names Anderson as new chief medical officer 06-18-2015
MILWAUKEE —Aurora Health Care announced Thursday that it has named Andy Anderson, MD, as the health care system’s new chief medical officer.
Kastner named Wisconsin’s Young Engineer of the Year 06-18-2015
BROOKFIELD — John Kastner, P.E., group manager with R.A. Smith National, received the 2014-2015 Wisconsin Young Engineer of the Year Award by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers, which was presented during the WSPE Discovery Conference on May 27.
Area woman named VP of association 06-17-2015
WEST BEND - Linda H. Luka, agent education coordinator at West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., was recently installed as vice president of the International Association of Insurance Professionals, according to a news release.
Deisinger joins Johnson Bank as senior vice president of private banking 06-17-2015
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Bank has hired Tom Deisinger to be senior vice president – private banking. He will work from the Johnson Bank office in downtown Milwaukee.
Cedarburg chiropractor earns proficiency rating 06-16-2015
CEDARBURG — Alan L. Johnson, a Cedarburg chiropractor, has achieved an advanced proficiency rating in the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique for 2015.
Bill Bauerband to run office for Edward Jones in Cedarburg 06-16-2015
CEDARBURG— Bill Bauerband, an Edward Jones financial advisor, has taken over a local branch office at W61 N529 Washington Ave., which is inside the Partnership Bank building.
Sherman joins ProHealth Care’s Waukesha clinic 06-16-2015
WAUKESHA — On Monday, ProHealth Care announced the addition of board certified family medicine physician Margo Sherman, MD, to its Waukesha clinic located at 2130 Big Bend Road.
The Wisconsin Spinal Rehabilitation Center joins Pewaukee chamber
The Wisconsin Spinal Rehabilitation Center celebrates its induction into the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce.
Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members 06-15-2015
The Lakeview Animal Clinic celebrates its induction into the Hartland Chamber of Commerce.
Delafield Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members 06-15-2015
Members of the Delafield Chamber of Commerce pose with LifeStriders employees and one of the horses involved in the company’s unique approach to therapy.
Ixonia Bank announces new staff addition at downtown Oconomowoc branch 06-11-2015
IXONIA — Ixonia Bank announced that Jan Britt joined the bank June 1 as assistant vice president — branch manager.
Froedtert Health selects Gonzalez as chief diversity officer 06-10-2015
MILWAUKEE —Froedtert Health announced Wednesday that it has named Andres Gonzalez as vice president, chief diversity officer.
St. Joe’s announces award recipients 06-10-2015
Stacy Boden, nurse practitioner, and Patrick Gardner, MD, have been honored with the second annual Excellence in Medicine Award from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital, according to a news release.
Shorewest announces leaders, promotions 06-10-2015
Shorewest Realtors recognized the top sales associates May in the Shorewest Realtors West Bend/Hartford Office recently, according to a news release.
Resident joins Saz’s Hospitality Group 06-10-2015
Saz’s Hospitality Group announces the addition of Jeff Gudex of West Bend to its team.
Werre joins The Ritterbusch Group 06-09-2015
BROOKFIELD - The Ritterbusch Group, a marketing firm in Brookfield, has hired Jacob Werre as an assistant account executive.
Fairchild Equipment celebrates grand opening 06-09-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS - A grand opening celebration for Fairchild Equipment’s new southern division in Menomonee Falls was held recently.
Mequon’s Chalet Motel receives excellence award 06-09-2015
The Chalet Motel in Mequon has received a 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from tripadvisor.
Hessling joins Cedarburg office of Coldwell Banker 06-09-2015
CEDARBURG — Real estate agent Robyn Hessling recently affiliated with the Cedarburg office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, said Judy Hearst, regional vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Mequon-based Home Helpers hires Fazio as field supervisor 06-09-2015
MEQUON — Home Helpers of Greater Milwaukee, based in Mequon, has hired Robin Fazio, R.N., as field supervisor.
Geo-Synthetics LLC welcomes new Senior Project Manager 06-05-2015
WAUKESHA – Jim Larsen is rejoining Geo-Synthetics LLC as a Senior Project Manager.
Production Manager joins La Rosa Landscape 06-04-2015
La Rosa Landscape Company announced that it hired Amanda Peirick as its production manager.
Waukesha State Bank announces changes to banking staff 06-03-2015
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank recently announced staff changes at some of its locations, including the promotion of Kevin McElmeel to bank manager of its Silvernail Road office.
BSI named ‘Dealer of the Year’ by Workplace Furnishings 06-03-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — BSI (Building Service Inc.) was recently named “Dealer of the Year” out of 141 dealer locations by Workplace Furnishings at the annual conference in Arizona.
Carlson joins Image Makers as account coordinator 06-03-2015
WAUKESHA — Tiffany Carlson is the most recent addition to Image Makers Advertising of Waukesha, where she will work as an account coordinator.
Vrakas hired by First Business - Milwaukee
BROOKFIELD — Former Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas has been hired as a senior advisor at First Business Bank - Milwaukee, the company announced Wednesday.
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