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SharkNinja, Dyson end legal battle over advertising claims
BOSTON — Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle over just how much their products suck. Dyson, the British technology company known for its upscale vacuums, and SharkNinja Operating LLC, a Massachusetts-based company known for its infomercials and lower-priced vacuums, had sued each other over advertising campaigns in which they claimed their vacuums had significantly more suction or were better at deep-cleaning.
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Kwik Trip ready to open in WB 10-21-2016
The Kwik Trip on South Silverbrook Drive in West Bend is set to open Thursday.
Wisconsin’s unemployment lowest since February 2001
WAUKESHA — Data released Thursday shows that the unemployment rate in Wisconsin fell to 4.1 percent in September, the lowest it’s been since February 2001 — but the news was even better in Waukesha County, which is reporting a rate of 3.6 percent for the month.
Downtown requirements need more discussion 10-20-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Members of the public and city aldermen strongly voiced their opinions on a proposed downtown design overlay ordinance that would affect the way future properties could be developed in the city’s heart during Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting.
City to be site of parking lot for 2017 U.S. Open 10-20-2016
OCONOMOWOC — A parcel of land in Oconomowoc will be transformed into a parking lot that will accommodate a portion of the tens of thousands of people who are expected to attend the 2017 U.S. at Erin Hills Golf Course.
A book store with a personal touch 10-20-2016
MEQUON — With the closing of Next Chapter Bookstore coming just three short years after the shuttering of beloved Milwaukee-based Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop, it’s been a rough decade for locally owned book sellers in the Mequon Pavilions.
Parade of Homes coming to Mequon 10-20-2016
MEQUON — The Parade of Homes will be making a stop in Mequon next year.
Donations from two companies allow West Bend high schools to purchase new machine tools 10-20-2016
The West Bend high schools now have access to a new machine tool and two lathes thanks to two $5,000 donations from Rexnord and Gateway Plastics Inc.
Store, city at odds over liquor licensing
BROOKFIELD — Total Wine & More will have to alter its business model for its first Wisconsin store, as the Common Council voted to deny potential reconsideration of a Class B liquor license application at its meeting Tuesday.
Harley-Davidson expects to lay off 5 percent of workforce
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. says it expects to lay off about 225 salaried employees by the end of the year to cut costs amid a sluggish U.S. motorcycle market.
Sassy Pants set to open next month 10-19-2016
Owner of Sassy Pants Events and Design Sarah Duffus is opening a storefront location on Main Street in West Bend.
Meijer, Kwik Trip in West Bend open hiring searches 10-19-2016
Meijer and Kwik Trip are in the process of hiring for their soon-to-open West Bend locations. The Meijer store is expected to open in 2017.
Former Colgate establishment changes owners, name 10-19-2016
The former Uncle Johnny’s Saloon & Grill in Colgate is changing hands and its name.
Council rejects $3 million damage claim 10-19-2016
WAUKESHA — As expected, the Common Council on Tuesday voted to disallow a notice of claim seeking $3 million in damages filed by the developers who had proposed a Panda Express restaurant at the former Weissgerber’s Gasthaus site.
Children’s Hospital urgent care clinic opens in Delafield
DELAFIELD — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin opened its new urgent care clinic Monday.
Rogers plans new location in Philadelphia 10-18-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Rogers Behavioral Health will expand eastward, with a new location planned for Philadelphia beginning early next year, the company announced in a statement Monday.
Ozaukee Realtors Association plans Nov. 3 Economic & Political Forum 10-18-2016
GRAFTON — Ozaukee Realtors Association will conduct an Economic & Political Forum Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Rose-Harms American Legion Post, 1540 14th Ave. in Grafton.
Forum at MATC to explore partnerships among businesses, area schools and MATC 10-18-2016
MEQUON — Area chambers of commerce, Ozaukee Economic Development and Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Mequon campus plan a two-hour-long forum Thursday morning.
‘A great fit for us’ 10-18-2016
CEDARBURG — The oldest chartered bank in Wisconsin dates back almost 200 years, but it’s a relatively new institution that has earned this year’s Ozaukee Economic Development’s Small Business of the Year Award.
Giving it that ‘Grafton charm’ 10-18-2016
GRAFTON — Over the next few months, a major development will near completion in what is being called “a new concept in senior living.”
Froedtert clinic expansion approved 10-18-2016
MEQUON — The Froedtert Hospital clinic now being built on North Port Washington Road will be a little bigger than initially proposed.
Badger Meter CEO talks leadership, business culture, technology 10-18-2016
MILWAUKEE — A positive culture within the workplace not only drives employees to work more diligently, but also goes a long way in retaining them.
Interactive displays attract students at MADE Career Fair 10-16-2016
PEWAUKEE — Almost 1,000 high school students from Waukesha County had the opportunity to learn about various companies in the manufacturing, automotive, design and engineering field at the MADE Career Fair at Waukesha County Technical College on Friday.
Developers begin process to sue city for $3 million 10-16-2016
WAUKESHA — The development company which proposed adding a Panda Express restaurant to the site of the former Gasthaus is in the preliminary stages of filing a $3 million lawsuit against the city.
Retail sales grow in September as consumer confidence edges up 10-14-2016
Shoppers gave the U.S. economy a boost in September, a sign that rising wages are prompting consumers to spend.
Carroll receives grant to help train health care students
WAUKESHA — Carroll University has received a new $1.25 million grant aimed at better preparing students to work with diverse populations in the health care field.
Dickson Hollow to have grand opening 10-14-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Presbyterian Homes of Wisconsin will celebrate the grand opening of Dickson Hollow senior living community Oct. 29.
Area retailers follow trend, will close on Thanksgiving
WAUKESHA — Retail workers in the area will have an opportunity to spend more time with their families on Thanksgiving this year.
Store owner distraught over theft of signage 10-13-2016
OCONOMOWOC — For Shannon Meier, the work of independent artists isn’t just what drives her business, Hammer Down — Handmade Artisan Lifestyle Shop, it’s an act driven by love, dedication, and creativity.
2017 U.S. Open parking, transportation taking shape 10-13-2016
WEST BEND — The U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship at Erin Hills Golf Course next summer expects to bring tens of thousands of people to Washington County next summer.
Fromm Family Foods plans major expansion 10-13-2016
MEQUON — Fromm Family Foods, a company with family roots that date to the 1850s in Ozaukee County, plans an expansion that will involve a 105,000-squarefoot new building in Mequon’s industrial park.
Business school building clears hurdle
MEQUON — Long-talked-about plans for a new School of Business building on the Concordia University Wisconsin campus took a major first step toward realization Monday.
E.H. Wolf expansion gets approval 10-13-2016
SLINGER — A long-considered eyesore in the village will soon be replaced with a new $2.3 million warehouse.
Belfre Kitchen answers the bell 10-13-2016
DELAFIELD — While searching for a home base for a food-truck business, Alex Brevik and Amy Quinn pulled over to answer a call from a realtor.
September metro Milwaukee home sales rise 6.1% 10-13-2016
WAUKESHA — While the metro Milwaukee home market had a solid month for sales in September with a 6.1 percent increase, Waukesha County remained flat.
4 Wisconsin metro areas among Top 25 Best Places to Work in Manufacturing 10-12-2016
SmartAsset, a national personal finance technology company, included four Wisconsin metro areas on its list of the top 25 best places to work in the manufacturing industry — more than any other state.
Planet Mobile looking for a ‘Boost’ 10-12-2016
Planet Mobile has moved to Main Street in West Bend with hopes of expanding its retail offerings and increasing Boost Mobile sales.
Hartford Council approves TIF district
HARTFORD — Approval by a joint review board is all that remains for the creation of a new Tax Incremental Finance district that would include much of the city’s downtown.
With new owner, MillerCoors focuses on growth 10-12-2016
CHICAGO — The sun rose on MillerCoors’ Chicago headquarters Tuesday morning just the same as the day before. It was, as MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley often says, business as usual, but with one small exception.
Rebecca Kleefisch visits Kesslers for Employee Ownership Month 10-12-2016
GERMANTOWN — Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch visited the employee-owned Kesslers Diamonds on Tuesday to show support for the business during Employee Ownership Month.
Muskego Chamber to hold fall breakfast 10-11-2016
MUSKEGO - The Musekgo Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is holding another networking event Oct. 26.
LindenGrove updates company name 10-11-2016
WAUKESHA - LindenGrove is now known as LindenGrove Communities, the company announced Monday.
Business Alliance to host two events this week 10-11-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance will host two programs this week to celebrate Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin.
A growing enterprise 10-11-2016
CEDARBURG — Brandon Goldbeck found himself in a dilemma – the kind of dilemma most small business owners hope to encounter at some point during their professional endeavors.
G’town addresses Gehl Foods’ parking problem 10-11-2016
GERMANTOWN — A shortage of parking at the Gehl Foods facility at N120 W19000 Freistadt Road is causing some of its employees to “get creative” when it comes to finding parking spots, according to a letter from Steve Schulz of Gehl Foods that accompanied the company’s request to the village to fill in part of a stormwater retention pond to add 28 more parking stalls.
Plan approved for clinic expansion 10-11-2016
HARTFORD — A site plan for a proposed expansion of Grand Avenue Dental Care was recommended for approval Monday night by the city’s Plan Commission during its regular meeting at City Hall.
Gun shop arrives in Kewaskum 10-11-2016
Eisen Arms LLC opened its second location Oct. 1, expanding from West Bend to Main Street in the village of Kewaskum.
A hoppy Saturday 10-11-2016
WAUKESHA — It had always been a goal, but the company’s four owners had no idea it would happen so quickly.
B&B seeks the unique 10-11-2016
WALES — The process of obtaining ownership was a “godsend,” and the transformation of the relic home into its current state was exhausting.
Local students get tour of health care career options 10-09-2016
About 120 high school students from West Bend, Kewaskum and Hartford gathered Friday at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend to get a close look at careers in the healthcare industry.
Community gets taste of manufacturing industry 10-09-2016
GERMANTOWN — Students, parents, kids and all other interested parties found themselves immersed in the world of manufacturing Friday thanks to the many companies that opened their doors for National Manufacturing Day.
Advia Credit Union introducing full service Waukesha branch 10-08-2016
WAUKESHA — Advia Credit Union announced Friday an expansion of its Waukesha branch to become a full-service location.
Ross Dress for Less opens, Burger King in the works on Sunset Drive 10-08-2016
WAUKESHA — The new Ross Dress for Less had its soft opening Friday and will hold its grand opening today.
GE celebrates 17,000th ultrasound system 10-08-2016
WAUWATOSA — GE Healthcare commemorated on Friday the production and delivery of its 17,000th LOGIQ E9, a general imaging ultrasound system that has become the most installed general imaging ultrasound system in history.
Era of big monthly job gains appears over, and economists say that’s a good thing 10-07-2016
WASHINGTON — The era of monthly payroll gains of at least 200,000 appears to be over after the Labor Department reported on Friday that job growth was lackluster again in September, but economists said that’s a good thing.
Women kick car knowledge into gear
Women gathered Thursday at the Bob’s Main Street Auto & Towing on North Main Street to learn about cars and repairs for the first year of Women and Wheels.
IBAW to host breakfast with court justice 10-07-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin announced it will host a Breakfast with Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly on Oct. 21.
Sussex chamber to host State of Community panel 10-07-2016
SUSSEX — The Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce and various community leaders will participate in a State of the Community panel discussion Oct. 18.
Russ Darrow expanding to West Bend 10-07-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Russ Darrow Group announced Thursday that it’s expanding to West Bend.
Luxury apartment buildings topped off at The Corners 10-07-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Corners project reached yet another milestone in construction, the development company announced Thursday.
Company chosen for managing Lake Michigan water project 10-07-2016
WAUKESHA — Greeley and Hansen has been selected by the Waukesha Water Utility Commission as the program manager for the switch to a Lake Michigan water supply.
Johnson Insurance acquires Monterey Benefits 10-06-2016
RACINE — Johnson Insurance Services announced on Wednesday it’s acquired Monterey Benefits LLC.
Kohl’s Pay rolled out nationwide 10-06-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced Wednesday that it’s launched a new payment method, called Kohl’s Pay, nationwide.
Fire causes major damage at manufacturing building 10-06-2016
OCONOMOWOC — A fire caused significant damage to portions of a manufacturing operation late Monday afternoon.
Council OKs contract for boardwalk design 10-06-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The Fowler Lake Waterfront behind City Hall, especially the boardwalk, has been a bit of an eyesore for quite some time.
Demolition denied 10-06-2016
THIENSVILLE — Thiensville’s Village Board will conduct a public hearing Oct. 24 related to a denial late last month of a request to demolish the vacant M&I Bank building.
CUW breakfast to focus on health care 10-06-2016
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin’s fall Leadership Series breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 20, will address the issue of health care delivery in the United States.
Pizza Ranch plan on hold for traffic concerns 10-06-2016
West Bend and surrounding residents will have to wait for a Pizza Ranch in the area until concerns with traffic and parking are addressed.
Mall of America takes bold stand by closing on Thanksgiving
MINNEAPOLIS — Bucking the trend in recent years of Black Friday shopping encroaching into Thanksgiving, the nation’s biggest mall has decided not to open on the holiday this year.
Common Council approves capital improvement plan
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Common Council approved two significant items on the agenda at its meeting Tuesday.
West Bend Walmart shows off changes
Walmart hosted a grand reopening Friday to highlight upgrades and additional services after four months of updating the store.
App helps small businesses ‘ShoutOut’ deals 10-05-2016
A small business accidentally orders too much product or a baker made more bread than they can normally sell. Other than shouting out the front door or putting up a sign, they have no way to tell customers about a flash sale.
Summit Street Wealth Management completes move 10-05-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Summit Street Wealth Management officially moved into its new offices Thursday.
BID Board tackles green space concerns 10-05-2016
After reviewing the operating budget for an affiliated entity, one city official noticed a balance of funds and wondered if they could be used as a resource to address on ongoing issue.
Residents voice concerns about revisited senior housing project 10-05-2016
GERMANTOWN — One after another, more than a dozen people aired their concerns about a 190-unit senior housing complex proposed by Presbyterian Homes on Mequon Road.
Gannett facility to close, lay off 52 employees 10-05-2016
WAUPACA — Gannett Publishing Services announced that it will shut down its entire production facility in Waupaca by Dec. 3.
ATC assessment calls for over $4 billion in costs 10-05-2016
PEWAUKEE — As part of its 10-year assessment, American Transmission Co. is calling for new electrical construction and maintenance projects which total a maximum of $4.4 billion through 2025.
TLX Technologies kicks off Manufacturing Month 10-05-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Twenty years ago, Neil Karolek and Derek Dahlgren sat in a basement trying to devise a successful business model for a product which controls the inflation of vehicle air bags.
New Medicare plan to be offered 10-04-2016
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care announced on Monday that a Medicare Advantage Plan will soon be offered in Waukesha County.
Sysco in Jackson, Growing Power speed up distribution
A global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products, Sysco has brought the farm into its Jackson backyard.
Slinger gives final OK to economic development services
SLINGER — One more hurdle has been cleared in implementing an in-depth economic development plan for the village.
Bass Pro Shops purchases Cabela’s 10-04-2016
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — In a $5.5 billion deal, Bass Pro Shops will purchase Cabela’s to form one prominent outdoors company, the two announced Monday.
Closing the book 10-04-2016
WAUKESHA — In an email Saturday to his customers nicknamed “neptuners,” Neptune Comics owner Craig Lopacinski announced he will close the shop’s doors after nearly 13 years of business.
Riding the wave of robotics 10-01-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Since 2014, Acieta has strived to bring tomorrow’s innovation to today’s industrial world. But the process started much earlier for W. Kent Lorenz.
Owner of Meli to open second business next door 10-01-2016
WAUKESHA — The owner of Meli Bar & Restaurant is offering few details on what his “next adventure” is other than it will be another restaurant located next to his existing one at 294 W. Main St.
Jack Safro Ford in Oconomowoc sold 10-01-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Jack Safro Ford has been purchased by Van Horn Automotive Group, an employee at the dealership confirmed Friday.
Getting green from the greens 10-01-2016
TOWN OF ERIN — Erin Hills Golf Course will draw worldwide attention when the U.S. Open is held there next year. Homeowners will also be able to cash in by renting their primary residence to golf championship participants and attendees.
Officials planning parking, transportation for 2017 US Open at Erin Hill Golf Course 09-30-2016
Plans are underway as tournament representatives, Washington County officials and golf course staff prepare the logistics of hosting thousands of spectators for the 2017 U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship at Erin Hills Golf Course.
Proposed Panda Express appeal hearing scheduled 09-30-2016
WAUKESHA — The zoning appeal hearing for the developer who proposed plans to add a Panda Express restaurant near the former Gasthaus restaurant has been scheduled.
Preliminary Kwik Trip remodel approved 09-30-2016
WAUKESHA — The takeover of the Expo Citgo near the courthouse by Kwik Trip was unanimously approved by the Plan Commission at its meeting Wednesday.
Northwestern Mutual to cut 100 employees this year 09-30-2016
MILWAUKEE — As part of its plan to save on expenses, Northwestern Mutual will lay off 100 employees this year, and even more next year.
Fall into Fitness with the Waukesha Chamber 09-30-2016
WAUKESHA — The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce is calling on citizens throughout the area to lose the “wait.”
Coming to a theater near you... 09-30-2016
Moviegoers can soon watch their favorite films while sitting in the lap of luxury at Schubert’s Hartford Theatre.
Barking businesses 09-29-2016
OCONOMOWOC — For many pet owners, their animals are their babies. When life gets unexpectedly busy, it’s good to know that there are places where pets can get the same love and attention provided by their owners.
Owner: Benders’ closing is only temporary 09-29-2016
It looks like Benders Restaurant and Sports Pub, 1102 E. Paradise Drive, West Bend, is not closing after all.
Good Harvest to celebrate milestone 09-29-2016
WAUKESHA — Good Harvest Market has grown immensely since its opening 11 years ago.
EmbedTek becomes registered contract manufacturer with FDA 09-29-2016
PEWAUKEE — EmbedTek LLC. is now a registered contract manufacturer of medical devices with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Benders in West Bend closes 09-28-2016
Benders Restaurant & Sports Pub on 1102 E. Paradise Dr. in West Bend has closed after 11 years.
Mother-daughter aim to bring ‘an experience’ 09-28-2016
A new clothing store hopes to offer something unique to West Bend’s downtown.
Hartford alderman push study of reliever route practicality
HARTFORD — City aldermen agreed to put their money where their mouths are and offered to pay all — or at least half — the cost for an initial engineering study for a proposed northern reliever route around the city’s downtown.
Manufacturing sector takes lead on water conservation study 09-28-2016
MILWAUKEE — A cross-section of local officials within the manufacturing and higher education sectors are putting the spotlight on water conservation, and they are using a statistic as the backdrop for their message.
Meadowbrook Sentry to start closeout sale 09-28-2016
WAUKESHA — Sentry Foods will begin the process of closing its doors Thursday.
$1.3 million approved for downtown apartment project 09-28-2016
WAUKESHA — The 64-unit downtown apartment complex approved by the Plan Commission earlier this month has surpassed another major hurdle.
Real estate closings in Ozaukee County rise 16 percent this August over August 2015 09-27-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of single-family homes, condominium and townhome properties that closed in August increased by 16 percent over the same month in 2015.
Mequon hospital to see name change 09-27-2016
MEQUON — The name of the hospital in Mequon may change slightly, but executives with Ascension Wisconsin say they will continue to deliver care with quality and compassion.
Race against the clock 09-27-2016
Rain that flooded farmland in parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin has also saturated area fields, hampering silage harvests and wheat planting.
Developer wants $1.3M in public financing for apartment complex 09-24-2016
WAUKESHA — Less than two weeks after a downtown apartment project was approved by the Waukesha Plan Commission, the developer is seeking $1.3 million in public funding, which the Finance Committee will take up during its 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday.
Potential cell tower raises concerns 09-24-2016
WAUKESHA — As US Cellular eyes a new cell tower location in the city of Waukesha, Ald. Joe Pieper and some residents are raising concerns.
Public meeting for Downtown Design Overlay District 09-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — An informational meeting will be held next week by the Oconomowoc Planning Department for the public to share feedback regarding the Downtown Design Overlay District.
Auto shop owner put on notice for violating permit terms
CEDARBURG — After fielding a string of complaints the past year, Cedarburg officials are putting a local business owner on notice as allegations of violating the terms outlined in his conditional-use permit have mounted.
Unemployment drops in most Wisconsin cities, counties
MADISON — Unemployment dropped in most of Wisconsin’s largest cities and counties in August.
Liquor license helps business boom at Hops & Leisure 09-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — It’s finally time for Allen Leofilos to raise a glass for a toast.
Sobelman’s coming to Waukesha 09-22-2016
WAUKESHA — Soon, local fans of out-of-this-world Bloody Marys and hefty burgers won’t have to venture too far.
21 states sue to block expansion of overtime pay law 09-21-2016
LAS VEGAS — Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration.
Kohlsville’s Spiros Industries getting 2nd addition 09-21-2016
The spring and wire form manufacturer Spiros Industries is adding on to its Kohlsville headquarters for the second time to create more production and storage space.
Developer files suit against city, county
The heat has been turned higher in an ongoing dispute between an area developer and West Bend and Washington County officials.
Facebook post: Sobelmans coming to Waukesha County
WAUKESHA — According to a Facebook post Tuesday evening, Sobelmans Pub and Grill will be opening a location in Waukesha County with more details to be announced today.
Scout & Molly’s coming to The Corners
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Another retail chain will open its first location in Wisconsin at The Corners.
Home2 Suites coming to Falls 09-21-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — A new hotel will be coming to the area, with a groundbreaking ceremony planned for Thursday.
National Exchange, American Bank complete merger 09-21-2016
FOND DU LAC — National Exchange Bank & Trust and American Bank have completed their merger, the two companies announced in a statement Tuesday.
Catholic health care systems unite as Ascension Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE — Ministry Health Care, Columbia St. Mary’s and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare announced that the health care providers have merged to work under the name of Ascension Wisconsin.
Cost questioned for updating Slinger comprehensive plan
SLINGER — Village trustees decided Monday night to delay until at least their next meeting any final decision on hiring Vandewalle and Associates to complete a state-required update of the village’s comprehensive plan.
Harnessing tech to help 09-20-2016
MEQUON — In its relatively short life, iDAvatars has undergone a notable growth spurt and evolved as a company. But, as the head of the company states emphatically, the underlying mission statement has been unwavering.
Bublr Bikes adds more stations, bikes for rent 09-20-2016
MILWAUKEE - Bublr Bikes has added more equipment to the area, the business said in a release Monday.
Waukesha Metal Products offers tours for school groups on Manufacturing Day 09-20-2016
GRAFTON — As part of the fifth annual National Manufacturing Day Oct. 7, Waukesha Metal Products is offering tours of its two facilities, including its Grafton location.
Mequon refines window rules 09-20-2016
MEQUON — Members of of the Mequon Planning Commission and city staff continued to refine proposed rules for window coverings used by Town Center businesses during a meeting Sept. 12.
Six lots added to subdivision plat 09-20-2016
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Common Council approved the addition of six lots to a preliminary plat for the Sandhill Trails subdivision.
Income up, and so is poverty level 09-20-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Numbers are rising in Ozaukee County’s world of finance, both the good and the bad.
Local farmers happy with apple harvest 09-20-2016
Apple growers are harvesting the fruits of their labor and it’s showing up in bushels, baskets, pecks and boxes at farmers markets, harvest festivals and roadside stands.
Networking (and beer) at EDWC event 09-20-2016
Economic Development Washington County is hosting its second annual conference, which offers an opportunity for professionals to learn, network and drink beer.
Kohl’s to hire 69K-plus for holiday season 09-20-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Kohl’s will hire more than 69,000 store associates across the nation this holiday season, the company announced in a statement Monday.
Group takes issue with payday lending practices 09-20-2016
WAUKESHA - Dozens of advocates from SOPHIA of Waukesha County took to the streets to raise awareness on the potential downfalls of payday and title loans Monday.
Legislators combating ‘dark-store’ taxing for businesses
At least two state legislators are working to clarify laws surrounding property taxes after several businesses have sued municipalities over their assessed property value.
Ameriprise to host seminar on housing for older adults
BROOKFIELD - The local branch of Ameriprise Financial will host a seminar to discuss the costs and other considerations about choosing housing for older adults.
Waste Management buys assets from Pioneer Industries
MILWAUKEE - Waste Management of Wisconsin Inc. acquired recycling assets of Pioneer Industries of Wisconsin, the company announced Friday.
Davis & Kuelthau names new attorney 09-17-2016
BROOKFIELD - Davis & Kuelthau announced that attorney Robert W. Habich joined the firm’s real estate and corporate team in the Milwaukee office.
Can the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV really go 200-plus miles with no recharge? We try it
LOS ANGELES — Chevrolet has announced an Environmental Protection Agency-approved range of 238 miles for its all-new, all-electric Bolt EV.
Area businesses asked to develop emergency plans 09-16-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management has asked local businesses to develop and train emergency preparedness plans this month, as part of National Preparedness Month.
Meijer grocery home delivery begins 09-16-2016
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - On Thursday, Meijer introduced a new program that delivers groceries to customers’ doorsteps within an hour.
Hunzinger to manage construction of Bucks arena entertainment plaza 09-16-2016
MILWAUKEE - Hunzinger Construction has been selected to manage the construction of an entertainment plaza as part of Milwaukee’s downtown arena development, the Milwaukee Bucks released in a statement Thursday.
DWD: Wisconsin hired over 41,000 employees in past year
MADISON - Wisconsin posted a net gain of 41,100 non-farm jobs added and the unemployment rate remains at a 15-year low, according to revisions to the figures by the Department of Workforce Development released Thursday.
Richfield batch dairy operation gets approval 09-16-2016
RICHFIELD — After an earlier setback experienced by the developer, village trustees Thursday night gave final approval to a request for a conditional-use permit from Kurt Schwendimann to begin a small batch dairy production operation in a vacant building at 106 Highway 164.
Kwik Trip adding another Waukesha store 09-16-2016
WAUKESHA - Another Kwik Trip will be coming to the city, the company confirmed Thursday.
Waukesha Sportscards to close, relocate 09-16-2016
WAUKESHA - Waukesha Sportscards will close at its current location and relocate to the Westbrook Shopping Center.
Trump outlines vision for economy, promising large tax cuts 09-15-2016
NEW YORK — Donald Trump outlined his vision for managing the nation's economy as president on Thursday, promising that his plans to lower taxes by $4.4 trillion over a decade and cut regulations would lead to booming growth, create millions of jobs and even cut into the nation's budget deficit.
Retail sales fall 0.3 percent in August, a sharper drop than expected 09-15-2016
Retail sales fell in August, during what is traditionally back-to-school shopping season, as shoppers continued to rein in their spending.
Behind health law's 'growing pains,' more serious problems? 09-15-2016
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told insurers this week his health care overhaul has had some growing pains. But with premiums rising and marquee insurers bailing, could the real diagnosis be "failure to thrive?"
With UK leaving, crises simmering, EU ponders uncertain future 09-15-2016
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — If Britain long felt like a sore festering at the heart of European unity, its planned departure has made one thing clear — it's far from the only malaise for the vision of a common European Union future.
Business development loan pool expanded 09-15-2016
OCONOMOWOC — More businesses in Oconomowoc stand to benefit from favorable loans after the city’s Common Council voted Sept. 6 to expand the Downtown Oconomowoc Business Development Loan Pool.
Town Center plans advance 09-15-2016
MEQUON — The second phase of the Mequon Town Center – 165 apartments and three retail sites – cleared a significant hurdle Tuesday as the Mequon Common Council rezoned the 13.4-acre parcel.
Mad Max store planning reconstruction 09-15-2016
The Mad Max convenience store at the BP gas station, 1229 S. Main St., West Bend, is adding an oversized sign.
‘Condo-style’ apartment plan approved by Jackson Village Board 09-15-2016
The conceptual plan for condo-style, upscale apartments proposed to be built in the village of Jackson on Sherman Road and Glenbrooke Drive was approved by the Village Board on Tuesday night.
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Women’s Financial Wellness Center celebrates new location 10-20-2016
PEWAUKEE - The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, LLC celebrated the opening of its new location with the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
United Way creates new position, tabs Reed for role 10-20-2016
MILWAUKEE - The United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County announced that it’s created a new position for the organization.
Ocreative holds ribbon cutting for opening 10-20-2016
HARTLAND - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the opening of Ocreative by the Hartland Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors and ambassadors Oct. 11.
Tikalsky joins Sorrentino, Burkert and Risch 10-20-2016
WAUKESHA - J. Steven Tikalsky recently joined the law firm of Sorrentino, Burkert and Risch, LLC.
Mukwonago Education Foundation hosts sold-out fundraiser at Gearbox Express
MUKWONAGO - The Mukwonago Education Foundation Board of Directors hosted a sold-out fundraising event at Gearbox Express in Mukwonago.
Walker receives award at Easter Seals event 10-19-2016
WAUKESHA — Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin welcomed Gov. Scott Walker to its employment partner breakfast Tuesday.
EPIC Creative adds to staff 10-19-2016
Emily Gunkel and Kelsey Becker have been added to the staff at West Bend’s EPIC Creative.
West Bend Mutual announces hire 10-19-2016
Kevin Steiner, president and CEO of West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., announced Tuesday the hiring of Mike Faley as the company’s senior vice president of Human Resources and Administration, effective Nov. 1.
Culver’s president, CEO passes away 10-18-2016
PRAIRIE DU SAC — Phil Keiser, Culver’s president and CEO, passed away of natural causes Saturday, the company announced Monday.
M-T Chamber recognizes community leaders 10-18-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce will recognize a number of community members during its 2016 Celebrate Your Community 2016 Awards Dinner at the River Club of Mequon Wednesday.
Jansen joins Johnson Bank team 10-18-2016
RACINE — Johnson Bank announced Monday that it’s hired Ellyn Jansen as its vice president and private banking regional sales manager.
W.M. Sprinkman hires new team member, opens Waukesha plant 10-18-2016
WAUKESHA — W.M Sprinkman Corporation announced that it’s hired another member for its team at its new plant in the city.
Delafield Chamber welcomes new member 10-18-2016
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member Friday. AmericInn, 2412 Milwaukee St., was added to the chamber following its recent hotel-wide renovation.
Footwear store honored with award 10-15-2016
BROOKFIELD - Stan's Fit For Your Feet was recently named a winner of a Gold Medal Service Award for Outstanding Customer Service by Footwear Insight Magazine. 
WBSD superintendent selected to speak at awards dinner
West Bend School District Superintendent Erik Olson has been selected to be the guest speaker for the annual West Bend Area Chamber Awards Dinner on Nov. 9 at West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.’s Prairie Center.
Attorney Barrock celebrates 30th year 10-14-2016
BROOKFIELD — Attorney Mitchell Barrock is celebrating 30 years in business as an attorney at The Law Offices of Barrock and Barrock.
Cedarburg doctor named young optometrist of the year 10-13-2016
CEDARBURG — He has been in private practice only two years, but already Cedarburg optometrist Kyle Ross has made an impression on his peers statewide.
WRA welcomes new Chairman of the Board at annual convention 10-12-2016
Madison’s Erik Sjowall has been named the new chairman of the board at the annual Wisconsin REALTORS Association convention in September in Wisconsin Dells.
Vrakas S.C. adds members to team 10-11-2016
BROOKFIELD - Vrakas S.C. added five new employees to its group, the business announced Friday.
Ozaukee Realtors Association honors Realtor and affiliate of the year 10-11-2016
CEDARBURG — The Ozaukee Realtors Association recently recognized Mike Didier as its Realtor of the Year and Linda Chesak as its affiliate of the year.
Hole-in-one winner 10-09-2016
Kyle Wenzel, right, poses with Mark Pentler after Wenzel made a hole-in-one on a hole sponsored by Uptown during a firefighter golf outing and benefit Aug. 6 at Scenic View Country Club in Slinger
Sendik’s raises funds for Honor Flight 10-07-2016
MILWAUKEE — Sendik’s Food Markets announced that it’s raised $220,000 for Stars & Stripes Honor Flight as part of a three-month fundraising campaign.
MTI Connect adds Hackett 10-07-2016
MILWAUKEE — MTI Connect announced Thursday that it’s appointed Bob Hackett as CEO of the company.
W.M. Sprinkman hires Cobb 10-07-2016
FRANKSVILLE — W.M. Sprinkman Corporation has hired a new purchasing manager to add to its new headquarters in Waukesha.
Bartelt adds Manthey to staff 10-05-2016
DELAFIELD — Bartelt, a remodeling firm, announced Tuesday that it’s tabbed Dawn Manthey to be a production administrator.
Kohl’s donating to Milwaukee Art Museum 10-05-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced on Tuesday it will donate more than $1.5 million over the next three years to the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Sykes to leave WTMJ at year’s end 10-05-2016
MILWAUKEE — After 23 years behind the microphone, Charlie Sykes will call it quits on his WTMJAM mid-morning radio show at the end of the year, he announced Tuesday.
Ozaukee Realtors Association names officers 10-04-2016
CEDARBURG — Carolyn Stangl of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Cedarburg is the new president of the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Bailey Family Dental celebrates grand reopening 10-04-2016
HARTLAND - The Hartland Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bailey Family Dental commemorating the company’s grand reopening Tuesday.
Grand opening for Carroll’s new science building 10-01-2016
WAUKESHA — Carroll University President Doug Hastad, left, was joined by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, center, and Dr. Steven Jaharis and his wife in unveiling the sign for the Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories at Carroll University on Friday.
New chiropractic practice celebrates grand opening 09-30-2016
HARTLAND — A ribbon-cutting celebration at The Specific Chiropractic Center was held Wednesday to commemorate the opening of the business.
Staebler to join Johnson Insurance Services
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Insurance Services this week announced a new assistant vice president and personal insurance sales manager.
Exhibit systems adds two to staff 09-30-2016
BROOKFIELD — To account for growing demand in the industry, Exhibit Systems added two new members to its team recently.
Stangel joins R.A. Smith National team 09-30-2016
BROOKFIELD — R.A. Smith National announced that it’s hired a new ecologist.
MMAC names Stroebel Champion of Commerce 09-29-2016
CEDARBURG — The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce announced that state Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Cedarburg, has received the Champion of Commerce award for his service in the 2015-16 Wisconsin legislative session.
Quad/Graphics wins awards 09-28-2016
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics earned 20 awards at the Printing Industries of America’s Premier Print Awards recently.
EPIC Creative adds to its staff 09-28-2016
EPIC Creative in West Bend has hired two supervisors, Kristen Neubert and Jeff Dardis, the company announced Tuesday.
West Bend Mutual named to Fortune list 09-28-2016
West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. has been named to Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2016.”
The Rauser Agency hires retail operations director as open-enrollment periods approach 09-27-2016
MEQUON — The Rauser Agency has hired Dana Kiblawi as director of retail operations.
Hartland chamber celebrates reopening of Hartland Family Chiropractic 09-22-2016
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Hartland Family Chiropractic’s grand reopening in the city.
40Plus to celebrate 40 years 09-22-2016
MILWAUKEE - 40Plus of Southeastern Wisconsin is celebrating its 40th year in business next month.
Business Alliance elects new board member 09-21-2016
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance added a new member to its board of directors, the organization announced in a statement Tuesday.
Packee to be COO of MSI General Corp. 09-21-2016
OCONOMOWOC — MSI General Corporation announced the hiring of Jeffrey Packee as its chief operating officer, the company announced in a statement Tuesday.
Grafton-based UFS celebrates 25 years of service to community banks 09-20-2016
GRAFTON — UFS, a community bank-owned provider of technology for community banks, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Epic Family Chiropractic moves to Market Street location in Mequon 09-20-2016
MEQUON — Epic Family Chiropractic has moved from an office in Thiensville to one at 1511 W. Market St. in Mequon.
Mequon Common Council proclamation congratulates Franklin Energy on award 09-20-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council Sept. 13 adopted a proclamation commending Franklin Energy for being named Ozaukee Economic Development’s 2016 Large Business of the Year.
ActionCOACH recognized with awards 09-20-2016
ELM GROVE -  ActionCOACH received various awards at the company’s annual global conference recently.
EZ Window Cleaning joins Hartland chamber 09-17-2016
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new member EZ Window Cleaning, N16-W22020 Jericho Drive.
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