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Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates
WASHINGTON — Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.

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Council approves site plan for Turnberry Reserve condos
WAUKESHA — Following a public hearing Tuesday night, the Waukesha Common Council voted to approve a site plan and PUD agreement for the Turnberry Reserve condominiums near Silver Fox Court.
Variety in store 09-17-2014
WEST BEND - Mary Jo Joyce had an inventory of card and board games she invented and decided to open a business that has a unique vision and will bring a variety of goods to the city.
Rogers expanding services  09-17-2014
OCONOMOWOC - Rogers Memorial Hospital announced Tuesday it will be expanding its addiction treatment services in Brown Deer, Kenosha, Madison and Oconomowoc.
Chiropractic merger announced 09-17-2014
SHOREVIEW, Minn., - Chiropractic Care of Minnesota, Inc. on Tuesday announced its merger with Chiropractic Care of Wisconsin, Inc. 
Shopko to reveal store remodel  09-17-2014
GREEN BAY - Shopko will unveil the results of remodeling efforts at its 133 stores on Thursday.
Westinghouse introduces new generator  09-17-2014
PEWAUKEE - Westinghouse Electric Corporation on Monday announced a new line of portable generators aimed at residential and commercial users.
Sloppy Joe’s Five & Dime bringing old-time feel to downtown  09-17-2014
WAUKESHA - Things are starting to get a little more sloppy around the Five Points in downtown Waukesha.
Growing with the times 09-16-2014
CEDARBURG - Tucked away in an unassuming light industrial area along Pioneer Road, Birchwood Snow and Landscape Equipment could possibly be one of Cedarburg’s best-kept secrets.
Falls firm gets national car leasing account  09-16-2014
WAUKESHA - Association Acumen, LLC, in Menomonee Falls has announced it has been chosen to manage the National Vehicle Leasing Association, a group that represents the vehicle industry and monitors legislation in all 50 states.
SCORE sets 50th anniversary luncheon  09-16-2014
WAUKESHA - SCORE SE Wisconsin and other chapters throughout the state are celebrating SCORE’s 50th anniversary of helping small businesses grow around the country.
PreventaMed announces deal with Illinois firm 09-16-2014
WAUKESHA - PreventaMed Technologies has announced a partnership with a Naperville, Ill., firm to make and distribute a disinfection system to hospitals worldwide.
WCTC to hold economic summit Oct. 1 09-16-2014
PEWAUKEE  - The Waukesha County Technical College School of Business is gearing up for an economic summit to be held Oct. 1.
Deadline today for Multi-Chamber Event  08-16-2014
WAUKESHA - Persons interested in attending the seventh annual Multi-Chamber Event on Thursday must sign up and prepay by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Town and County Bank to become Partnership Bank 09-13-2014
WAUKESHA - Town and Country Bank of Watertown is changing its name to Partnership Bank early next year.
We Energies weighs rate hike 09-13-2014
The state’s largest utility, We Energies, is seeking rate increases in 2015-16 for electric and natural gas customers.
Helgesen fire causes ‘minimal damage’ 09-13-2014
HARTFORD - Firefighters responded at about 7 p.m. Thursday to a report of a fire at Helgesen Industries, 7261 Highway 60, Hartford.
Hebron House officially breaks ground on Summit Hill apartments 09-13-2014
WAUKESHA — The Hebron House of Hospitality, Inc. announced this week that ground has officially been broken on a new eight-unit Summit Hill Apartments complex.
WCBA celebrates ‘power of business’ at annual meeting
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County Business Alliance President Suzanne Kelley announced Friday that the Waukesha County Technical College is looking to raise $4.5 million for a new integrated manufacturing center.
Global biotech company comes to Madison  09-12-2014
WAUKESHA - PSC Biotech Corp., a life science company headquartered in Pomona, Calif., with customers around the world, is opening a new 37,000-square-foot facility in the University Research Park in Madison and plans to create about 100 jobs in the next three years, it was announced Friday.
BR Metal Technology buys Falls property 09-12-2014
MENOMONEE FALLS - BR Metal Technology has bought a 20,440-square-foot building in Menomonee Falls, it was announced this week.
Commercial development planned for Addison Road 09-12-2014
A business development is planned for a vacant lot on the corner of Highway K and Addison Road in the town of Addison.
All bottled up and ready to go 09-12-2014
WAUKESHA - It gives local business owner Alisha Hayes great joy to hear people, especially young children, who come into Pat’s Rib Place, 151 W. Sunset Drive in Waukesha, and mention her sauces by name.
Marek Group acquires CPI Promotions  09-12-2014
WAUKESHA- The Marek Group, a Waukesha-based sales and marketing communications firm, has acquired CPI Promotions, a promotional product distributor and manufacturer in the City of Pewaukee.
Heaven City Restaurant only temporarily closed 09-12-2014
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO - If you decided to go to Jimmy Wade's Heaven City Restaurant  for dinner recently only to find its doors locked - don't panic.
Hibernian hospitality 09-12-2014
WAUKESHA - Irish eyes are smiling on downtown Waukesha.
How far will the apples fall from the tree farm? 09-11-2014
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC - For a multigenerational farm to continue its trend of one generation taking over from the next, the passion must be present in the younger generation.
Cool customers 09-11-2014
OCONOMOWOC - When customers order tropical shaved ice from the Kona Ice Lake Country food truck, a percentage of the money made is shaved right off the top, to benefit causes such as local schools, food pantries and community events.
Regional home sales in August lag behind last year’s mark  09-11-2014
MILWAUKEE - Home sales in the four-county Metropolitan Milwaukee real estate marketplace dipped slightly in August, according to a new report from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
MillerCoors files lawsuit against Oconomowoc citizens, dozens of others 09-11-2014
WAUKESHA - MillerCoors filed a civil lawsuit in Milwaukee County Court last week accusing two Oconomowoc residents and 30 other defendants in a 13-year, $10 million embezzling scheme.
Waukesha-based R&R Insurance joins with Oconomowoc’s Snyder Insurance  09-11-2014
WAUKESHA - R&R insurance Services of Waukesha announced Wednesday it has merged with Snyder Insurance, an independent agency based in Oconomowoc.
Oconomowoc condo project to get first look tonight 09-11-2014
OCONOMOWOC - A proposed 48-unit condominium development will come before two committees tonight in Oconomowoc.
A new chapter for Book World  09-10-2014
WEST BEND - Book World saw a need for a book store in West Bend and has been pleased since its recent opening.
Jake Leinenkugel retires from craft brewery 09-10-2014
MILWAUKEE  - Jake Leinenkugel announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as president of the craft brewery started by his great-great-grandfather and will be succeeded by his younger brother Dick Leinenkugel, who formerly led economic development efforts in Wisconsin.
NAI MLG Commercial announces recent transactions 09-10-2014
MILWAUKEE - NAI MLG Commercial has announced the following recently completed transactions:
Expansion canceled 09-10-2014
In what could be considered a surprise, COST of Wisconsin has canceled a proposed 25,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in the town of Polk.
Accupuncture clinic plans to open in Cedarburg 09-09-2014
CEDARBURG — Relief Accupuncture Community Clinic plans to open in Cedarburg this month.
Partnership Bank expanding into Time Warner Cable space 09-09-2014
CEDARBURG — As banks and credit unions continue to find ways to stand out in a crowded competitive marketplace, Partnership Bank – a branch of First Bank in Tomah and a member of the Partnership Community Bancshares – plans to expand into the space occupied by Time Warner Cable at N61 W529 Washington Ave., due to an increasing customer base.
Kleefisch to co-host Small Business Summit 09-08-2014
WAUKESHA - Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch will co-host the 4th Annual Governor’s Small Business Summit, taking place Wednesday at the Racine Marriott Hotel.
Roger Stevens Menswear to close after 40 years 09-08-2014
WAUKESHA - Roger Stevens Menswear owner and president Steve Schroeder announced Monday that he will close his store after nearly 40 years in business.
Piggly Wiggly to take over Pick ’n Save
The takeover of the Saukville Pick ’n Save grocery store by Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly will benefit the new Hartford Piggly Wiggly, which the local franchise chain will open in December.
Delafield Kohl’s store remodeled 09-07-2014
DELAFIELD - The remodeled Kohl’s store in Delafield has been reopened with an official reveal planned for Wednesday morning.
Deadline extended for WCTC manufacturing center fundraising 09-07-2014
PEWAUKEE - Waukesha County Technology College will have an additional three weeks to raise $2 million for an Integrated Manufacturing Center, for which $1 million has already been pledged by an anonymous donor contingent upon the rest being raised by private donors.
Making way for Oberlin Filter 09-07-2014
WAUKESHA - A worker tears down a building on the site of the new Oberlin Filter facility on Silvernail Road near Bluemound Road Friday.
DWD deputy secretary: Making ‘an investment in people’ 09-07-2014
OCONOMOWOC - Two new grants made to Oconomowoc-based manufacturers seek to give high schoolers a head start in trade work while also cutting down the perceived “skills gap” in Wisconsin.
It’s time to ReStore  09-04-2014
GERMANTOWN — Habitat for Humanity of Washington and Dodge Counties is getting ready to open their third ReStore in the county.
Milwaukee Institute partners with UWM Foundation  09-04-2014
MILWAUKEE - The UWM Foundation and the Milwaukee Institute announced Tuesday their partnership to provide high-speed computing resources at UWM’s new Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa.
Russ Darrow opens Mazda dealership; seeks employees
MILWAUKEE - The Russ Darrow Group opened its new Mazda dealership on the northwest side at 11330 W. Metro Auto Mall on Wednesday.
Planting seeds for the future 09-04-2014
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC - Farming is a career where land stewardship has long been associated with success.
Swimming with sharks 09-04-2014
WAUKESHA - The nonprofit GPS Education Partners recently hosted its annual product launch competition for high school students, based on the TV show, “Shark Tank.”
Barn party scene coming to town 09-04-2014
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC - A nearly 100-year-old barn is bound to acquire some history of its own, but it is the history that’s yet to come for the Barn at Trinity Peak that excites Carolyn Hewitt.
Second area World of Beer location opens 09-03-2014
MILWAUKEE — The second World of Beer in the area opened in Wauwatosa on Aug. 25 in the Giuseppe’s Plaza, 418 N. Mayfair Road.
Exhibit fabricator to expand facility in town of Polk  09-03-2014
TOWN OF POLK — A site plan for a proposed major expansion of COST of Wisconsin’s manufacturing plant was unanimously approved by the town’s Plan Commission on Tuesday night.
West Bend dealership plans building renovations  09-03-2014
WEST BEND - A 22-foot entrance tower will be added to the Gordie Boucher’s Ford Lincoln dealership, 3021 W. Washington St. in West Bend, part of an estimated $400,000 facade and interior remodeling project.
TDS acquires Oregon firm  09-02-2014
MADISON — TDS Telecom announced Tuesday it had completed the purchase of BendBroadband, a cable and broadband company headquartered in Bend Oregon.
Mayfair to add Athleta  09-02-2014
WAUWATOSA — As part of an ongoing redevelopment project Mayfair will women’s performance apparel company Athleta to its mix of stores.
SBA seeking nominees  09-02-2014
MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Wisconsin office is seeking nominees for its 30th annual Small Business Awards in several categories.
R.A. Smith announces expansion  09-02-2014
BROOKFIELD — R.A. Smith National has announced the expansion of its Structural Services Division through the purchase of selected assets of Arnold & O’Sheridan, Inc. and the addition of 11 new employees.
WEDC loan to support Forte Research
MADISON — Forte Research Systems Inc., a Madison-based developer of clinical research software, has received a $550,000 state loan to help its growth and potentially add 55 jobs over the next three years, Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday.
Hartford Piggly Wiggly could employ up to 80 09-01-2014
HARTFORD — The new Piggly Wiggly Supermarket set to tentatively open in December, could employ as many as 80 people.
Workforce training Conference set for Sept. 19 08-29-2014
WAUKESHA — The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Wisconsin Literacy will be holding a workforce training conference Sept. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center.
Report: Manufacturing growth slows, remains positive
MILWAUKEE — The growth in manufacturing activity in southeastern Wisconsin declined slightly in August, according to the Marquette-ISM Report on Manufacturing, but the index continued to show an expanding market.
Lending up at Wisconsin banks 08-29-2014
MADISON — Total lending by Wisconsin’s state-chartered banking increased by 5.1 percent during the fist half of the year, according to the state Department of Financial Institutions. 
Pewaukee Dental seeking help for ALS challenge 08-28-2014
PEWAUKEE — Pewaukee Dental is offering patients an opportunity to help Dr. Mike Schneidler participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
DOJ requires Tyson to divest sow purchasing business
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday it will require Tyson Foods Inc. to divest Heinold Hog Markets, its sow purchasing business, before allowing the company’s $8.5 billion acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company to continue.
Early stage investing workshop Sept. 18 in Appleton 08-28-2014
APPLETON — A workshop outlining the best practices and trends in startup investing will be held Sept. 18 at Fox Valley Technical College.
FIS to close mail and print operations 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — Florida-based financial services technology provider FIS Inc. will be closing its print and mail business unit at its facility at 4900 W. Brown Deer Road.
MSI selected for Cedar Lake Yacht Club 08-28-2014
HARTFORD — Cedar Lake Yacht Club has selected MSI General Corporation of Oconomowoc to design and construct a two-story addition to their facility.
UW chancellor to discuss economic growth  08-28-2014
WAUWATOSA — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is scheduled to discuss the university’s role in economic development during the Sept. 11 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Networks’s Milwaukee chapter.
Duo opens second Dickey’s 08-28-2014
NEW BERLIN — Sherri Povolo and her son-in-law Craig Hatfield opened their second Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Waukesha County on Thursday.
We Energies CEO to present at conference 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — We Energies Chairman and CEO Gale Klappa will be among those presenting at Barclays’ CEO Energy-Power Conference on Wednesday.
Survey: Americans find money conversations difficult 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — It seems most Americans would prefer to talk about their death or the birds and the bees rather than discuss a host of money related issues, according to Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning and Progress Study.
St. Paul’s Fowler Lake open discussion sees more comments than questions 08-28-2014
OCONOMOWOC — Approximately 80 community members gathered at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Monday night to discuss a 30-unit condominium project that would stand next door to the 150 year old building.
Grafton agrees to bond for Kapco expansion 08-28-2014
GRAFTON — The village board this week passed the initial resolution that will allow Kapco Inc. to obtain an industrial development revenue bond through the village to finance a major expansion project.
A new leash on life 08-28-2014
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — With two hands and a host of implements, veterinarian John Hallett has assisted many four-legged family members in Waukesha County with what ails them.
Jackson’s to reopen with new staff  08-28-2014
WAUKESHA - Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub on South Street will reopen today, right on schedule after what owner Dan Zierath described as “major staffing issues.”
'All of the customers are needed' 08-28-2014
TOWN OF MERTON - Whether it is a big animal veterinarian tending to a sick or injured animal, a feed mill keeping farmers stocked with feed throughout the year or an implement store offering the tools it requires to keep a farm in ship shape, farmers’ influence continues to spread beyond the confines of their field.
New barbers settle in 08-27-2014
WEST BEND - The new owners of Plaza Barber Shop, Valerie Vorpahl and Brittany Luther, admit they are going against the grain by owning a barbershop, but they are bringing old-fashioned service and barbering techniques to West Bend.
Northwestern Mutual breaks ground on office tower  08-27-2014
MILWAUKEE - Northwestern Mutual officially broke ground Tuesday on its new high-rise office tower in downtown Milwaukee.
‘The Pig’ coming to Hartford  08-27-2014
HARTFORD — A light agenda didn’t prevent big news from being heard at Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting.
Mequon’s Equipatron gets recognized
MEQUON — A Mequon-based company that deals in small engines, snow blowers, log splitters and similar equipment, has been recognized as among the fastest-growing private companies in the nation.
Glaze marks 10th anniversary 08-26-2014
THIENSVILLE - Since its inception, Kristina Eckert’s goal with glaze, the arts-themed pottery shop she founded a decade ago, has been the same. “Intergenerational” is a word she uses to describe her ever-evolving business.
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Waukesha Metal Products wins video contest 09-17-2014
SUSSEX - Waukesha Metal Products has been named as the upper midwest and grand prize winner of the National Manufacturing Day Video Contest.
Bouton named agency manager at Western & Southern Life  09-12-2014
MILWAUKEE - Anthony T. Bouton has been named agency manager at The Western and Southern Life Insurance C. to lead business development and operations for the company’s Milwaukee agency.
Foundations bank names Walmer VP of commercial banking 09-12-2014
PEWAUKEE - Foundations Bank, based in Pewaukee,  has announced Jennifer Walmer as the company’s vice president of commercial banking.
Deb Murphy joins Cedarburg office of Coldwell Banker 09-09-2014
CEDARBURG — Real estate agent Deb Murphy recently joined the Cedarburg office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, said Judy Hearst, regional vice president of CBRB, in a news release.
Partner in Cedarburg law firm earns national recognition
CEDARBURG — Donald A. Levy, a partner in Levy & Levy Attorneys at Law, has been included in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Cedarburg native promoted to partner at Chicagoland tax firm 09-09-2014
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Bryan Pautsch, who originally is from Cedarburg, has been named as the partner-in-charge for not-for-profit tax services at Sikich, an accounting firm.
Area resident attends Ameriprise national conference 09-09-2014
BROOKFIELD — Saukville resident Gary B. Dunco recently qualified for and attended the Ameriprise Financial 2014 national conference.
First Bank Financial Centre backs Camp Hometown Heroes 09-09-2014
GRAFTON — First Bank Financial Centre recently raised more than $4,000 for Camp Hometown Heroes, a nonprofit organization working with the children of our fallen heroes.
First Bank Financial Centre sponsors Haunted Ball 09-08-2014
OCONOMOWOC - First Bank Financial Centre recently donated $3,000 to the Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation’s Annual Ball.
Deadline is Friday for Marketplace Governor’s Awards
WAUKESHA - Friday is the deadline for applying for the 2014 Marketplace Governor’s Awards that recognize outstanding Wisconsin businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans.
Keller announces promotions 08-28-2014
KAUKAUNA —Keller, Inc. announced Thursday Richard Eiles had been promoted to supervisor and Elliot Bogdonovich had been promoted to assistant project manager.
Catholic Charities announces leadership changes 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — Rev. David J. Bergner has resigned as executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the agency announced Thursday.
BMA Milwaukee names 2014-15 board 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — The Business Marketing Association Milwaukee chapter has announced its board of directors for the 2014-15 program year.
Rogers adds VP to regional programs 08-28-2014
OCONOMOWOC — Rogers Memorial Hospital announced Thursday that Dr. James E. Ledbetter had joined the administrative leadership team as vice president of operations for regional partial hospitalization programs.
Children’s Hospital foundation names president and chief development officer 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — Meg Brzyski Nelson has been named chief development officer and president of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation.
WNA’s Fechtner retires 08-28-2014
MADISON — Long-time Wisconsin Newspaper Association employee and Membership Director Bonnie Fectner has retired after nearly 50 years with the organization.
Concordia University Wisconsin names Residence Life director 08-26-2014
MEQUON — Beckie Kruse has been promoted to director of Residence Life at Concordia University Wisconsin, the university said in a news release.
Foremost Farms announce new CEO 08-22-2014
BARABOO — Foremost Farms USA announced Friday Michael Doyle has been selected as the cooperative’s next president and chief executive officer.
Mielke to receive WCBA award 08-21-2014
WAUKESHA — William J. Mielke will receive the Don Richards Leadership award, the Waukesha County Business Alliance announced on Thursday.
Chrysler Corporation marks Ewald’s 50th anniversary 08-21-2014
OCONOMOWOC — Emil Ewald at Ewald Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram at 36833 E Wisconsin Ave. in Oconomowoc was presented with a 50-year recognition award on Wednesday by Chrysler District Sales Manager, Rocky Williams, honoring the dealership’s 50 years as a Chrysler dealer.
Specialty surgeon joins team at Madison Medical Affiliates
MILWAUKEE — Gravity Marketing on Wednesday announced the hiring of David Koziol as vice president of marketing operations and Steve King as vice president of strategy.
Specialty surgeon joins team at Madison Medical Affiliates
MEQUON — Dr. Jasna Coralic has joined the Madison Medical Affiliates surgical team, bringing forth specialized expertise in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of colon and rectal disorders.
Alzheimer’s Association benefits from Mequon chiropractor’s charity event  08-19-2014
The funds were raised in an annual event in which new patients’ donated $20 in exchange for a full evaluation, health history and report of findings.
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