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Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M
NEW YORK - Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with an estimated $65 million.
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From serving one's country to customer service  05-28-2016
OCONOMOWOC - As an Air Force veteran and a small business owner, Scott Flaugher sees the value of working in numbers. When he learned about the newly formed Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce, he was eager to sign on to get help affecting legislative changes and to support other veterans.
Leadership announced for merged Johnson Controls and Tyco 05-27-2016
MILWAUKEE — With a planned merger anticipated for Oct. 1, Johnson Controls and Tyco International announced the senior executive team on Friday.
Sparking a career 05-27-2016
SLINGER — A spark of interest fanned by Slinger High School could ignite the careers of many students. Thursday six students passed with “flying colors” a test to earn welding certification.
Returning anew 05-27-2016
WAUKESHA -  Outside a warm-toned brick building with red awnings, an outdoor sale is taking place. It is quite humid, but Pathfinding Book Store owner Jeanette Glazewski stays cool in the shade holding a book as she watches for customers.
Wisconsin company sued over break policy for Muslim workers 05-26-2016
BRILLION, Wis. — A civil liberties group representing Muslim employees of a Wisconsin manufacturer has filed a religious discrimination complaint against the company for not allowing extra break time for prayer.
On the lake, outside the box 05-26-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Lakerz Pub and Eatery Owner Lynn Reed knows how to have a conversation.
Suttner gets pontoon boat rental approval 05-26-2016
OCONOMOWOC — John Suttner recently received approval to operate a pontoon boat rental service out of Buddy’s Beach Bungalow.
Area tow companies allege police favoritism in crash calls
County officials are addressing how towing companies are called to a scene of a crash after hearing complaints of preferential treatment by the county Sheriff’s Office.
Bradley Corp. hosts Arrowhead students on tour of operations 05-26-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Students from Arrowhead High School got an up-close look at Bradley Corporation’s Menomonee Falls operation on Wednesday as part of the school’s partnership with area businesses to bridge the skilled trades gap.
Unemployment rate dips in metro-Milwaukee area 05-26-2016
WAUKESHA - The unemployment rate dropped in the four-county metropolitan area for the month of April, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Hartford airport project won’t happen until at least 2018
HARTFORD — The news was expected, but now it’s finally confirmed — Hartford Municipal Airport’s runway improvement project won’t start until at least 2018.
Wisc. employers may see drop in unemployment tax 05-25-2016
MADISON — Wisconsin employers could see another drop in unemployment insurance taxes in 2017 due to an improved economy and employer-friendly changes in the system.
TruBlue makes its way to Germantown 05-25-2016
A company coming to Washington County wants to provide residents with easier access to house care professionals for handiwork and cleaning.
New business-building agency created
WAUKESHA - When Paul Farrow took office as Waukesha County executive last year, he made clear his main priority was to transform the area into the “economic epicenter” of Wisconsin.
Allo! Chocolat up for sale 05-25-2016
WAUKESHA — After almost a decade of selling gourmet truffles, quality chocolates and old-fashioned candy, Allo! Chocolat owners Roger and Carrie Igielski announced they are looking for someone to buy their downtown Waukesha business.
Foreclosure rate decreases in metro area 05-25-2016
WAUKESHA -  Data released Tuesday shows that the rate of foreclosure in the metro Milwaukee area declined in March by 0.19 percent.
Nissen Staffing Continuum named a 2016 Future 50 company 05-24-2016
WAUKESHA — Nissen Staffing Continuum has been named a 2016 Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small Business Executives.
Urgent care, primary care clinics open at Aurora Sinai Medical Center 05-24-2016
MILWAUKEE — An urgent care facility has been added to the Aurora Sinai Medical Center, which will also open a primary care clinic on June 1.
Midwest Engineered Systems announces another expansion 05-24-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Midwest Engineering Systems Inc. announced Tuesday it intends to add a 60,000-square-foot addition near its City of Pewaukee facility.
Home Helpers adds employees 05-24-2016
MEQUON — Mequon-based Home Helpers of Greater Milwaukee has added three clinical leaders and announced details of an expansion to serve more of the Milwaukee area.
From Mequon to the world 05-24-2016
MEQUON — A “titan” in the medical manufacturing industry reports rapid growth.
Helping grads 'filter the noise' 05-24-2016
MEQUON — Earlier this month, students at Concordia University Wisconsin – and across the nation – walked across stages, picked up degrees and prepared to join the real world.
Failed drug tests challenge businesses 05-24-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — With the jobless rate in Ozaukee County among the lowest in Wisconsin, area employers say it’s difficult to find qualified employees who can pass a drug test.
Digital Media Lab to offer marketing resources in Hartland
HARTLAND - A neighborhood learning center and media store for area merchants will be open to the Hartland community today.
City of Pewaukee commission approves burger bar for former American building 05-21-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission unanimous approved a conditional use permit on Thursday to build a Point Burger Bar in the former American TV building on Westwood Drive.
Sports Authority to close all stores nationwide 05-21-2016
WAUKESHA — Sports Authority announced it will close all of its stores after filing for bankruptcy, including stores in Brookfield and Delafield.
At least $50K damage to local business 05-20-2016
A firefighter received minor injuries and there was $50,000-$70,000 damage to a shed and contents at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday after a fire broke out at N R Asphalt & Pavement Maintenance off of Highway 144, West Bend Fire Chief Gerald Kudek said.
Hartford looking for tenant after Kmart
With the looming July closure of the Hartford Kmart on Bell Avenue, officials and business leaders met to discuss the plaza’s future.
‘Apprentice’-style project prepares students for real business world 05-20-2016
PEWAUKEE - Teams of students at Pewaukee High School made their business pitch to a panel of judges Thursday. But in the end, there was only one winner.
Rogers Health to open facility in Minneapolis 05-20-2016
SUMMIT -  Rogers Behavioral Health - Minneapolis is set to open its doors in Eden Prairie, Minn., on Monday.
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate drops to 4.4% 05-20-2016
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment dropped a bit for the month of April, down to 4.4 percent, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Final stanza 05-19-2016
HARTFORD — Soon the doors of a one-of-a-kind city business will close at its decades-long location.
Failed drug tests a problem for local businesses 05-19-2016
Eighty-five percent of local businesses have had issues filling entry level positions because of applicants failing to pass controlled substance testing, a report conducted by the West Bend School District found.
Denali Ingredients reveals $12 million expansion plans 05-19-2016
NEW BERLIN - Wisconsinites love their dairy concoctions and for more than 40 years Denali Ingredients has been supplying ice cream makers and others in the food industry with ingredients to make such famous treats as Moose Tracks ice cream.
OSHA cites Nature’s Path for safety violations in worker’s injury 05-19-2016
SUSSEX - A rotating airlock blade severed a 30-year-old worker’s three fingertips as he cleaned the machine at a Sussex subsidiary of organic food manufacturer Nature’s Path Foods Inc., an incident federal safety investigators ruled could have been prevented if the machine had been powered down fully.
Sodexo to lay off 70 after losing Waukesha district contract  05-19-2016
WAUKESHA - Sodexo will lay off about 70 employees after losing its contract with the Waukesha School District, the Department of Workforce Development announced Wednesday.
Apprentice program to prep teens for job placement 05-18-2016
A rekindled program will help West Bend high school students find work through apprenticeships by the time they graduate in an effort to create career- and college-ready graduates.
Participants sought for full-time GED program 05-18-2016
PEWAUKEE —The Workforce Development Center is looking for individuals to participate in Building Futures, which is a full-time program that helps those ages 18 to 24, without a high school diploma, earn their GED while getting hands-on training and work experience in the construction trades.
Country Mart offering U-Haul services 05-18-2016
U-Haul Co. of Wisconsin announced that Country Mart, a BP gas station and convenience store, has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Richfield community.
True to cheese-making 05-18-2016
THERESA — People from 21 states and two countries have visited Widmer’s Cheese Cellars in this quaint village in the northeast corner of Dodge County.
Businesses inform county of potential hazards 05-18-2016
Several businesses have informed city and county officials about hazardous materials they have on their premises so first responders can act accordingly.
Hartford’s deals for downtown shaping up 05-18-2016
Negotiations continue with property owners on the potential site of a hotel in downtown Hartford.
Cousins Subs to rebrand 44-year-old business 05-18-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - After an economic downturn that resulted in Cousins Subs closing 41 of its locations, the chain restaurant announced this week that it will implement a large-scale rebranding initiative.
Waukesha Family Medicine Practice joins Froedtert 05-17-2016
WAUKESHA - A downtown Waukesha family medical practice has joined the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network, according to an announcement.
Cooking up the past 05-17-2016
CEDARBURG — When Sara Dahmen brings her Housekeeper Crockery line to Cedarburg’s Rustic Palate Saturday, she’ll be returning something to downtown Cedarburg that hasn’t been in its kitchens for more than 100 years: high-quality, American-made kitchenware.
M-T Chamber of Commerce seeks nominees for 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards 05-17-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for great businesses, citizens and young professionals for its 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards recognition.
Twin Nail & Spa opens for business on North Main Street in Thiensville 05-17-2016
THIENSVILLE — Twin Nail & Spa recently opened for business at 251 N. Main St. in Thiensville.
Vollrath, Cedarburg-owned communications firm, acquired 05-17-2016
MILWAUKEE — Reputation Partners LLC, a full-service strategic communications firm with operations in Chicago and Milwaukee, has acquired Vollrath Associates, a public relations and investor relations firm based in Milwaukee.
Café Hollander to open Friday 05-17-2016
MEQUON — Café Hollander will open Friday in the Mequon Town Center.
G’town bar owner may lose liquor license 05-17-2016
GERMANTOWN — After two years of close calls, this may be the year that the operator of Buzdum’s Pub & Grill in Germantown loses his liquor license.
Leading the charge 05-17-2016
SLINGER - After seven years of tinkering, two Slinger men have built the longest-ranged electric vehicle available.
Shorehaven to break ground on expansion in Oconomowoc next week
OCONOMOWOC - Lutheran Homes Oconomowoc will break ground on the expansion of its Shorehaven facility, 1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., 11 a.m. May 24.
Fracking's future 05-15-2016
WAUKESHA — Hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — has its detractors, but the head of a regional oil council believes the process has aided manufacturers both in Waukesha and across the state.
G’town 172-unit apartment complex gets OK’d 05-13-2016
Despite a few setbacks, an apartment complex will be built on Main Street in Germantown in 2017.
The minimum markup law — antiquated or necessary?
A Great Depression-era statute that some have tried to repeal will receive renewed scrutiny if a handful of state legislators have anything to say about it.
Development with 84 apartments proposed in Hartford
Housing development in Hartford over the last decade has primarily focused on single-family home construction.
Plan Commission approves Steinhafels’ request to fill wetlands 05-13-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission on Thursday approved the motion to allow Steinhafels to fill two pockets of wetlands as part of its expansion.
Next president likely to face a recession 05-12-2016
WASHINGTON - Talk about a poisoned chalice. No matter who is elected to the White House in November, the next president will probably face a recession.
Round Top Properties purchases office building 05-12-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE —The Barry Company, a southeast Wisconsin commercial real estate company headquartered in downtown Milwaukee, announced Thursday that Round Top Properties, LLC has purchased the 12,800-square-foot office building located at N27-W23588 Paul Road.
Kohl's misses expectations as spring funk hits retailers 05-12-2016
Kohl's is joining the parade of gloomy reports from retailers.
Mequon council rejects condos 05-12-2016
MEQUON — After hearing numerous neighbors voice concern about flooding and sewer capacity, the Mequon Common Council Tuesday rejected measures that would have led to a nine-unit condominium development.
Ehlers to advise on Amcast redevelopment 05-12-2016
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg will work with the financial advising firm Ehlers to determine the feasibility of redevelopment at the former Amcast site.
Walter’s Loft opening set for May 19 05-12-2016
CEDARBURG — A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m. May 19 for the grand opening of Walter’s Loft, W62 N590 Washington Ave.
Metro home sales increase 15.1% in April 05-12-2016
WAUKESHA - The school year may be ending and families may be considering moving to a new home, but they will likely have a hard time finding much to choose from.
Joy Global to permanently close facility, affecting 130 workers 05-12-2016
MILWAUKEE - A previously announced temporary closure of a Joy Global facility in Milwaukee will now become permanent, according to a notice sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday.
Golner Precision Products purchases Sussex building 05-11-2016
SUSSEX — Golren Precision Products Inc. has purchased a 31,200-square-foot industrial building located at W222-N5734 Miller Way in the Sussex Business Park.
Helping the determined get to work 05-11-2016
The Washington County Board of Supervisors learned about an agency’s activities to encourage workforce development in the area during their Tuesday meeting.
Shopping with purpose 05-11-2016
WAUKESHA - Weaving his way around bins of donated clothing, toys and household items, Rod Colburn cheerfully greets more than a dozen St. Vincent de Paul employees and volunteers as they sort and price goods Tuesday morning.
Permit approved for expansion 05-11-2016
HARTFORD — The city’s Plan Commission unanimously approved a request for a conditional use permit Monday night from Broan-Nutone that would allow a proposed 136,000-square-foot expansion of the company’s warehouse.
Walker recognizes Waukesha companies for exports 05-11-2016
MILWAUKEE — Two of the three companies recognized by Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday for their global business development are located in Waukesha — H.O. Bostrom and Hydro-Thermal Corporation.
Green Bay Packers extends partnership with Dental Associates 05-10-2016
MILWAUKEE —Dental Associates announced Tuesday that it has extended its marketing partnership with the Green Bay Packers to go through the 2018 season.
Cedarburg/Grafton office of Shorewest announces sales record in March 05-10-2016
GRAFTON — The Cedarburg/Grafton office of Shorewest Realtors broke a sales record in March.
M-T Chamber of Commerce seeks nominees for 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards 05-10-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for great businesses, citizens and young professionals for its 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards recognition.
Ozaukee County home closings show healthy increase
CEDARBURG — The number of single-family, condominium and townhome properties that closed in April increased by 37.6 percent from March.
Port Washington State Bank buys properties in downtown Thiensville 05-10-2016
THIENSVILLE — Port Washington State Bank has purchased three adjacent properties in downtown Thiensville with an eye toward expansion in southern Ozaukee County.
TIF considered for Amcast site 05-10-2016
CEDARBURG — After years of sitting in a stagnant state of neglect and dormancy, plans for new economic life at Cedarburg’s 8.4-acre Amcast site are starting to sprout.
Producers try to figure out what to do with all that cheese
Forget the chicken and the egg — ponder instead the cheese, butter and milk markets.
Fire halts production at Germantown business 05-10-2016
GERMANTOWN — Production was shut down and employees were evacuated from the Rheocast Co. after a fire broke out Monday morning.
Bryce’s Lawn Service opens second location in Waukesha 05-10-2016
WAUKESHA - Bryce Satterfield announced he has opened a second location for his business, Bryce’s Lawn Service, in Waukesha.
Fire at Buca Eatery and Grill damages restaurant 05-10-2016
OCONOMOWOC - The Oconomowoc Fire Department responded to a fire at Buca All Day Eatery and Grill Saturday night.
Ansay & Associates acquires fellow insurance company 05-09-2016
PORT WASHINGTON — Ansay & Associates announced Monday it acquired Disher Insurance Services, based in Stevens Point.
Neylon addresses business regulations, promotes educational opportunities 05-09-2016
WAUKESHA — As a state representative for three years, Adam Neylon has made an impact on Wisconsin by authoring bills on robotics funding for schools and pushing to decrease expensive regulations for businesses.
Regulation would increase threshold for salaried work
The rules determining hourly and salaried employees may change soon, potentially costing businesses but giving employees more money.
Burger favorite coming to the county
CEDAR CREEK — In the gutted second floor of the former Schwai’s restaurant, the iconic building’s past was honored and an announcement about its future was made Friday morning.
Shopko reorganizes stores to appeal to millennial moms 05-07-2016
SUSSEX - With most mothers a part of the millennial generation (born between the early 1980s and late 1990s), stores are taking notice and tweaking their marketing strategies, including Wisconsin-based Shopko, which has redone all of its baby sections to appeal to that age group.
Brookfield commission to discuss Chick-fil-A, Milwaukee Tool 05-07-2016
BROOKFIELD - The Plan Commission will discuss rezoning land for a proposed Chick-fil-A and a development agreement during its 6:30 p.m. Monday meeting.
IKEA wants to open first Wisconsin store in Oak Creek
OAK CREEK - The trendy home furnishings retailer IKEA announced Thursday its plans to seek approval to build a 295,000-square-foot store in Oak Creek.
La Casa de Esperanza meets challenge
WAUKESHA — La Casa de Esperanza is halfway to its fundraising goal for the planned expansion of its charter school.
5 Diamonds proposing 2nd training facility 05-06-2016
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — After successfully building a destination for area baseball teams with 5 Diamonds and an adjoining training facility where National Football League players work out, owner Tom Kelenic said he has plans to construct a second training facility in the Town of Waukesha.
Fiserv revenue increases in first quarter 05-05-2016
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced Thursday its internal revenue grew 4 percent and its adjusted revenue growth was 5 percent during the first quarter.
‘It’s all about local’ for returning farmers market 05-05-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Saturday mornings in downtown Oconomowoc are about to get much busier.
Village gives second helping of ‘no’ to food trucks 05-05-2016
THIENSVILLE — Village trustees continued their discussion of modifying its vendors’ ordinance as several board members repeated their distaste for allowing food trucks.
Plan Commission weighs in on TIF district changes 05-05-2016
The tax incremental finance district amendments continue to be an issue as West Bend Plan Commission members addressed the matter during Tuesday’s meeting.
Going green means more than getting green 05-05-2016
MUSKEGO - The benefits of adopting sustainable practices as part of a business plan have become so broad, said Tom Eggert, executive director of WI Sustainable Business Council, that it has become fairly difficult for companies to ignore them.
Gearbox Express opens new Mukwonago headquarters 05-05-2016
MUKWONAGO - Gearbox Express celebrated its move into a larger facility in Mukwonago on Wednesday.
Roadrunner Transportation’s revenues decline 05-04-2016
CUDAHY — Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. announced Wednesday that its revenues for the most recent quarter declined 4.8 percent for a total of to $465.6 million from $489 million for the same quarter in 2015.
Generac’s reports decline in net sales, income in 1Q 05-04-2016
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings, Inc. reported that its net sales and income declined during the first quarter when compared to the same period in 2015 despite recent acquisitions.
Caterpillar to move jobs, work to Arizona from South Milwaukee 05-04-2016
SOUTH MILWAUKEE — South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks expressed his disappointment on his blog Tuesday that Caterpillar will centralize its Surface Mining & Technology Division in Tucson, Ariz.
Honda, Nissan break records as auto sales stay hot in April
DETROIT - America’s love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales.
West Bend board considers changes to TIF district rules
West Bend’s plan to amend rules governing its tax incremental finance districts moved forward as other public stakeholders learned what city officials wanted to accomplish.
Child labor laws topic of Employer Open House 05-04-2016
Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Centers invite business leaders to attend an Employer Open House on May 25 at the Workforce Development Center, 2200 Green Tree Road, West Bend.
Convenience store going up on S. Main St. in West Bend
Construction of a Mad Max convenience store at 1229 S. Main St. in West Bend is expected to begin this month and be completed in August, according to a news release.
County sees jump in tourism spending 05-04-2016
Visitors spent more than $115 million in Washington County in 2015, according to figures released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism in conjunction with National Tourism Week.
WEC Energy Group posts first quarter results 05-03-2016
MILWAUKEE — WEC Energy Group Inc. reported that its consolidated revenue for the first quarter was $2.19 billion, compared to $1.39 billion in the first quarter of 2015, which the company credits to the increase to the addition of $980 million of revenue from Integrys.
Westbury Bancorp reports its net income 05-03-2016
WEST BEND — Westbury Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Westbury Bank, recently announced that its net income rose for the first three months of 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.
Quad/Graphics CEO pleased with first quarter 05-03-2016
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics CEO Joel Quadracci said Tuesday he is pleased with the company’s first quarter financial results with both EBITDA and free cash flow increasing although net sales declined because the increases reflect the company’s “ongoing efforts focused on productivity improvement and sustainable cost reduction.”
Froedtert Health expands partnership with health care strategist 05-03-2016
MILWAUKEE — In an effort to continue to transform health care for the better, Froedtert Health announced Tuesday it has extended its partnership with AVIA, an organization that helps health systems advance from making a strategy to taking action.
Wisconsin unemployment payments drop by more than half 05-03-2016
MADISON - Business-friendly changes to Wisconsin’s unemployment pay system have helped erase a $1.3 billion deficit in the state fund that supports it, but critics say they have also wrongfully deprived out-of-work people of money they needed while looking for new jobs.
Slinger TIF district close to reality 05-03-2016
SLINGER — Creation of a Tax Incremental Finance District in the village only needs the OK of a joint review board to move ahead.
Pet Partners Animal Clinic opens in Sussex 05-02-2016
SUSSEX — Local women-owned Pet Partners Animal Clinic opened Monday in Sussex and is now accepting clients.
BSI adds audio Visual division 05-02-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Building Service Inc. announced that it has launched BSI AV Solutions, which will offer audio visual products and integration services to improve productivity in business environments.
Harvesting fresh water 04-30-2016
TOWN OF GENESEE - Waukesha County has a long history of financial success based on the sale of and tourism surrounding spring water, but it’s not widely known that one company continues to bottle water at the source for sale in the Town of Genesee.
Russ Darrow Group acquires Nissan and VW dealership in Sheboygan 04-29-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — The Russ Darrow Group announced Friday it has acquired the Motorville Nissan and Volkswagen dealership in Sheboygan. It will be the company’s first dealership in the city.
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek combines with national firm 04-29-2016
MILWAUKEE —Wisconsin law firm Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. announced Friday it will merge with Husch Blackwell, an industry-focused full-service law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, to create a combined business with more than 700 attorneys in 19 cities.
Door slammed on proposed Slinger hotel 04-29-2016
It didn’t take long for a consultant to draw a conclusion on the idea of a hotel in Slinger.
Raised Grain Brewing to open patio with food truck event
WAUKESHA - Along with a new patio for outdoor enjoyment, Raised Grain Brewing Co. announced it will host local food trucks to offer customers more dining options.
Oshkosh Corp’s income increases in 2Q 04-28-2016
OSHKOSH - Oshkosh Corporation reported Thursday that its net income increased during the second quarter to $56.1 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared to $54.6 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
Marcus Corp’s revenues increase 5.7% in first quarter
MILWAUKEE — The Marcus Corporation announced Thursday that its total revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 increased 5.7 percent and its operating income rose 49.1 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2015.
Reinventing a classic 04-28-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Bringing people together, cooking delicious food and having a good brew are three things Lakeside Supper Club and Lounge owner Shane Valenti knows are important in life.
Balloons Unlimited of Sullivan offers ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experiences 04-28-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Saying Pete Asp has his head in the clouds isn’t an exaggeration. Asp is the owner and operator of Balloons Unlimited, a hot air balloon company based in Sullivan.
Shop Local Oconomowoc supports local economy 04-28-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Shop Local Oconomowoc week returns on May 1 it brings with it a message to look to home when shopping.
Grafton board to discuss housing policy at Monday’s meeting 04-28-2016
GRAFTON — The next step of the Grafton Comprehensive Plan update project is underway, as the Village Board will address future possibilities for housing and residential development at its next meeting.
Municipalities addressing increased requests to build cell towers 04-28-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Local communities could see more utility poles rising in their horizons, but then again, maybe they won’t.
Proposal for Gasthaus site to get second look 04-28-2016
WAUKESHA - After expressing concerns over traffic increases and the possible number of tenants, city officials believe a redevelopment plan at the Gasthaus restaurant site needs a little more time for an approval.
Warehouse to get a makeover 04-27-2016
Old Fashioned Foods in Mayville at 650 Furnace St., seen here Tuesday, will remodel an existing 10,400-square-foot warehouse, according to a news release.
Rockwell Automation sales drop 7.1% in 2Q 04-27-2016
MILWAUKEE — Sales during the second quarter for Rockwell Automation, Inc. fell by 7.1 percent for a total of sales of $1,440.3 million, according to a release Wednesday.
Johnson Controls takes next step in separating automotive seating business
MILWAUKEE — On Wednesday, Johnson Controls announced that its spinoff company, Adient, filed its initial Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
A.O. Smith reports record sales during first quarter 04-27-2016
MILWAUKEE — International company A.O. Smith reported record sales and strong growth in net earnings during its first quarter Wednesday.
‘Big box blight’ 04-27-2016
An announcement last week by Sears Holdings that Kmart is closing its Hartford store this summer has area leaders searching for how to fill the soon-to-be vacant space.
Despite some interest, no plans looming for Fox Run Shopping Center 04-27-2016
WAUKESHA — Although some developers have inquired about plans at the Fox Run Shopping Center, there are no changes on the horizon.
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The Roberts Group promotes Julia Hansch
WAUKESHA -The Roberts Group has promoted Julia Hansch to senior account executive.
Chamber welcomes new member 05-21-2016
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Bucky’s Lakeside Pub & Grill to the chamber May 14. 
LakeFarm Furnishings joins chamber
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Chamber of Commerce welcomed Candy Treml, owner of Lake-Farm Furnishings, to the chamber on May 20.
Stanich named president of the Wisconsin Airport Management Association 05-19-2016
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County Airport Director Kurt Stanich was named president of the Wisconsin Airport Management Association during the association’s 61st annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference on May 2 to May 4.
Ellenbecker Investment Group recognized by BBB 05-18-2016
MILWAUKEE — The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc. recently recognized the Ellenbecker Investment Group with a Torch Award for Business Ethics and Integrity.
Milwaukee Art Museum hires new director
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Art Museum has a new director — Marcelle Polednik.
Agents’ group honors West Bend Mutual 05-18-2016
West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. was honored with the Company Award of Excellence by the Indiana Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) on May 6.
Waukesha County Business Alliance hires two 05-17-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Tuesday it increased its staff to 10 full-time employees with the addition of Gianna Torres as an events and program coordinator and Amy Olson as the marketing coordinator.
Geier elected managing partner and CEO of Sikich 05-12-2016
BROOKFIELD —Professional services firm Sikich LLP announced Thursday that the firm’s partners elected Chris Geier as the new managing partner and CEO.
Shorewest names top Realtors for April 05-11-2016
Shorewest Realtors West Bend/Hartford Office announced its top April sales associates.
Insurance company announces newcomer
Derek Tyus has joined West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. as chief investment officer.
Kohler Credit Union announces hiring Amy Grinna as chief information officer 05-10-2016
KOHLER — Kohler Credit Union has named Amy Grinna as chief information officer. In her role, Grinna will lead the strategic direction for the organization’s technology investments and the information technology department.
Partnership Bank names board member 05-10-2016
CEDARBURG — Ron Roehl, president of CNC Solutions in Johnson Creek, recently was elected to serve on the board of directors of Cedarburg-based Partnership Bank.
Waukesha State Bank hires Hansen 05-09-2016
WAUKESHA - Waukesha State Bank announced Monday that it hired Dan Hansen as vice president - commercial banking officer.
Miracle Home Health of Wisconsin joins Hartland chamber 05-04-2016
HARTLAND - Based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Miracle Home Health of Wisconsin was founded in early 2013 and provides home-based, skilled medical services throughout Wisconsin. 
Hartland chamber welcomes Creative Edge Studio 05-04-2016
HARTLAND - The Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member recently.
Lori Gervais from Baird’s Mequon office speaks at conference in New York City 05-03-2016
MEQUON — Lori Gervais, a director with The Gervais Group in Baird’s Mequon office, was selected to speak at a panel at the recent Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Private Client Conference in New York City.
Cedarburg business BBB award finalist 05-03-2016
CEDARBURG — Barb’s Interior Design recently was announced as one of 13 statewide finalists for the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics.
TriMax Health & Fitness joins Business Alliance 04-28-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently added TriMax Health & Fitness as a new member.
Business Alliance welcomes Sign Effectz
MILWAUKEE - The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently added Sign Effectz as a new member.
Denali Ingredients joins Business Alliance 04-28-2016
NEW BERLIN - The Waukesha County Business Alliance, a countywide chamber of commerce, recently added Denali Ingredients LLC as a new member.
Thrivent Financial honors Andrew Mortenson for outstanding performance 04-27-2016
Andrew Mortenson, West Bend, a lead financial consultant with Thrivent Financial, has qualified to attend the Summit Circle conference by providing outstanding financial guidance, solutions and service to members in 2015.
Jackson man named director of regional operations — design and development 04-27-2016
Jackson resident Mayur Patel, CEM, LEED AP has been named director of regional operations — design and development at the Madison office of McKinstry, a design-build-operate-and-maintain firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services, according to a news release.
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