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Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers
NEW YORK — A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers. New York Sen. Charles Schumer has dubbed Clear Channel Outdoor Americas' so-called RADAR program "spying billboards," warning the service may violate privacy rights by tracking people's cell phone data via the ad space.
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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.
Concerned residents oppose cell tower at public hearing 04-26-2016
CEDARBURG — Tensions were high at a town of Cedarburg public hearing last Wednesday when the Plan Commission reviewed comments about a proposal for a new cell tower at 4628 Cedar Creek Road.
Bringing wine to Washington County 04-26-2016
Amanda and Matthew Stefl have a passion for wine and want to take it to the next level.
Hartford Municipal Airport project could start in June 04-26-2016
Glacier-like progress on gaining final approval for proposed expansion and renovation of the Hartford Municipal Airport is inching forward.
Hartford Kmart will close this summer 04-26-2016
HARTFORD — Sears Holdings has announced in a release that the company will close 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores this summer, including a Kmart location in Hartford.
Twin Disc continues to be negatively affected by oil and gas industries 04-26-2016
RACINE — The third quarter financial results for Twin Disc, Inc. were negatively affected by the international oil and gas industries, as well the Asian commercial marine markets.
Rexnord to exit water management platform
MILWAUKEE - Rexnord Corporation announced Tuesday it will exit the water management platform due to its revenue not delivering acceptable near-term and longer-term returns.
Meijer’s Sussex store to open June 7
SUSSEX — The first Meijer location in Waukesha County will open June 7 in Sussex.
Estate issues complicate possible sale of Gasthaus 04-26-2016
WAUKESHA — Ongoing issues between the owner of Weissgerber’s Gasthaus and the estate of his deceased brother and business partner have reportedly made it “extremely difficult” to plan future development at the popular German-style restaurant.
Cedarburg architect part of Grand Avenue plans 04-26-2016
MILWAUKEE - A Cedarburg architectural firm is playing a key role in the Grand Avenue redevelopment in downtown Milwaukee.
Glad to be in Grafton 04-26-2016
GRAFTON — After opening the Plymouth location of Pourvino about 2 1/2 years ago, owners Frank and Sally Maydak noticed something interesting: their regulars were coming from as far away as Manitowoc, Fond du Lac and even Ozaukee County.
Connecting manufacturing employees to policies 04-26-2016
WAUKESHA - For the majority of people, a rough road may seem like a driving hassle, but for manufacturers it can mean an inability to deliver products.
New kung fu studio to open in Waukesha 04-25-2016
WAUKESHA — A studio offering kung fu lessons for fitness and self-defense will open on Grand Avenue in Waukesha on June 1.
Judge refuses to stay Wisconsin right-to-work ruling 04-25-2016
MADISON, Wis. — A Dane County judge refused Monday to stay his ruling striking down Wisconsin's right-to-work law, reiterating his position that the legislation wrongly enables non-union workers to receive free representation.
Multi-tenant retail building proposed for Gasthaus site 04-23-2016
WAUKESHA — Plans that call for longtime restaurant Weissgerber’s Gasthaus to be razed for a multi-tenant retail building have been filed at Waukesha City Hall, but city planning staff members are not in favor of the two-building proposal.
Sharpening the rules 04-23-2016
OCONOMOWOC — In recent years, local municipalities have been trying to keep up with changes in state statutes regarding the possession and use of guns. With the passage of Wisconsin Act 149 in February, those same cities and townships are dealing with new rules for knives.
Waukesha County Business Alliance names top 10 Businesses of the Year 04-23-2016
WAUKESHA — The Top 10 Businesses of the Year as chosen by the Waukesha County Business Alliance were announced Friday and include Century Fence Company and Lakeland Supply, Inc.
At Your Service moves to Oconomowoc 04-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Non-medical home care company At Your Service announced it has moved to Oconomowoc.
Waterstone Financial’s income increases 55.6% 04-22-2016
WAUWATOSA — Waterstone Financial, Inc. reported Friday that its net income per diluted share increased 55.6 percent for a total of $0.14 for the quarter, compared to $0.09 for the same quarter last year.
Caterpillar’s revenues drop during first quarter 04-22-2016
PEORIA, ILL — Caterpillar Inc. announced Friday that its first quarter sales and revenues were $9.5 billion, a decline from $12.7 billion during the first quarter of last year.
Snap-on reports small increase in sales 04-21-2016
KENOSHA - Snap-on Incorporated reported Thursday that its sales increase 0.8 percent during the second quarter for a total of $834.2 million when compared the same quarter last year.
Johnson Controls reports increased earnings, merger with Tyco continues 04-21-2016
MILWAUKEE - In its financial report for its second quarter, Johnson Controls said it had $9 billion in revenues and a net loss from continuing operations of $530 million, which includes several non-recurring items.
ManpowerGroup's earnings increase in 1Q
MILWAUKEE - Both revenue and earnings increased moderately for ManpowerGroup during the first quarter, according to an announcement Thursday.
Possibly coming to a lake near you 04-21-2016
OCONOMOWOC — John Suttner thinks he’s figured out what Lac La Belle is missing: rented pontoon boats.
Former Storm’s Driving Range and Mini Golf opens for final season 04-21-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc High School graduates Reece Block and Colton Persha couldn’t believe their luck when they had the chance to own and operate the former Storm’s Driving Range and Mini Golf course last year.
Mequon council rejects zoning change
MEQUON — Residents living in neighborhoods near North Port Washington Road can rest easy.
Unemployment numbers trending in right direction across city, county 04-21-2016
WAUKESHA — One month after unemployment numbers jumped slightly in the city and county of Waukesha, the figures are heading back in the right direction.
Have a Harley your way 04-21-2016
WAUKESHA - Even motorcycle purists find a bike equipped with a Scorpion Trikes kit appealing because of its unusual, well-made design, said company president John Kroening.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to partner with Meijer 04-20-2016
MILWAUKEE —The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network announced this week it plans to work with retailer Meijer to promote health and wellness in Wisconsin.
Rummage-A-Rama! sold, will move to Washington County
MILWAUKEE — Open Productions announced Wednesday it has sold Rummage-A-Rama! to Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center.
Century Springs to acquire Green Bay Glacier 04-20-2016
GENESEE DEPOT —Water bottler Century Springs announced Wednesday it has acquired West Bend-based Green Bay Glacier Company.
Emerging companies to attend Wisconsin Tech Summit in Waukesha 04-20-2016
WAUKESHA — The Wisconsin Tech Summit on Monday will bring together 15 major companies and more than 40 emerging companies and allow them to explore possible business relationships.
Standard Electric to expand along Menomonee River 04-20-2016
MILWAUKEE - Standard Electric Supply Co. will break ground for a $4 million expansion, giving it a modern-looking facade and a main entrance overlooking the Menomonee River, the company announced Wednesday.
Aurora Health Care teams up with Anthem Blue Cross for health insurance company 04-20-2016
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin announced Wednesday they have partnered to create a new joint venture health insurance company called Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company.
There are more places to store 04-20-2016
It’s been in the works awhile, but now Richfield Self Storage, 3765 Fond du Lac Drive in Richfield, is complete.
Teaching teens to be financially responsible 04-20-2016
WAUKESHA - In a few short weeks, area teenagers will be starting summer jobs and bringing home their first paychecks, creating a perfect time for parents to discuss financial values and planning with their teens.
Food trucks meet resistance 04-19-2016
THIENSVILLE — A proposed ordinance to update rules covering street vendors in Thiensville turned into a discussion about whether the village wants to allow food trucks at all.
Companies graduate from ExporTech
WAUKESHA — Seven companies graduated from Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership on April 7, including two from Waukesha County.
New lease on life for Amcast? 04-19-2016
CEDARBURG — A company specializing in environmental and real estate development could soon occupy a blighted spot in Cedarburg that has been known for a range of contamination issues.
Ozaukee County home sales slide 04-19-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Home sales in Ozaukee County tumbled 22.5 percent in March, far outpacing the four-county metro Milwaukee decline of 4 percent.
Committee put on hold 04-19-2016
THIENSVILLE — Nearly four years after it was organized to jump-start business development in Thiensville, the village has decided to put the Thiensville Business Renaissance Commission in mothballs.
Makeover ahead for historic Hartford buildings 04-19-2016
HARTFORD — Two historic downtown buildings have been sold and will be made into luxury apartments and retail/commercial space.
Council split on land sale to MOWA 04-19-2016
The city of West Bend will no longer own property adjacent to the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and will forgo taxes officials could potentially collect in the future.
Sendik’s becomes a nonagenarian 04-19-2016
BROOKFIELD - If Sendik’s was a person, it would be taking life at a slower pace at age 90.
Badger Meter has record results in 1Q 04-18-2016
MILWAUKEE -  Badger Meter, Inc. reported that its sales increased 20.2 percent during the first quarter and earning rose 89 percent when compared to the same period in 2015.
CJ’s Premium Spices named national competition finalist
OCONOMOWOC — CJ’s Premium Spices, LLC is a finalist in the American Small Business Championship and will compete for a $25,000 grand prize.
OwnersEdge acquires 3 Green Bay-based companies
BROOKFIELD — Employee-owned holding company OwnersEdge Inc. announced Monday it has acquired three Green Bay-based businesses: BAYCOM Inc., TourGuide Solutions and BAYCOM Cellular Inc.
Local governments prepare for hotel room tax changes 04-18-2016
Local governments are preparing for Jan. 1 when changes in how they can use money generated from hotel/motel room taxes take effect.
Medical firm proposes dialysis center in Slinger 04-18-2016
Fresenius Medical Care North America hopes to start constructing a dialysis center in Slinger this year.
Living the dream 04-16-2016
OCONOMOWOC — It is always surprising for the new owner of Sweet Mullets Brewing Company to hear people in the community say: “We have a local brewery?”
Think before copying and pasting 04-16-2016
WAUKESHA - We’ve all been there. We find an interesting article posted online and we want to comment on it and share it for the world to see.
Poll: Americans prefer low prices to items ‘Made in the USA’ 04-15-2016
WASHINGTON - The vast majority of Americans say they prefer  lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled ‘‘Made in the USA,’’ even if it means those cheaper items are made abroad, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
Wisconsin Storage Corp. buys West Allis warehouse 04-15-2016
MILWAUKEE — Real estate company The Barry Company announced that Wisconsin Storage Corporation has purchased the 49,330-square-foot warehouse located at 232 S. Curtis Road in West Allis.
Vacant building gets occupant 04-15-2016
SLINGER — The former home of a now-closed, but once successful, longtime village business may become the home for another business.
Hal’s Harley-Davidson bike named ‘Custom Kings’ winner
NEW BERLIN — After six rounds of voting and thousands of votes in a national contest, a motorcycle designed by Hal’s Harley-Davidson has been named the newest “Custom King.”
Meijer begins hiring in Waukesha 04-15-2016
WAUKESHA — A large, red-lettered sign reading “Meijer” hangs on the façade of the big box store and gas pumps stand at attention as construction enters its final stages.
ProHealth Care expands and remodels in Mukwonago 04-15-2016
MUKWONAGO - ProHealth Care has expanded and remodeled its sports medicine, physical therapy and occupational therapy areas in Mukwonago.
Wisconsin adds most jobs in 12-month period since 2004
MADISON - Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday showed that Wisconsin added 47,500 private sector jobs from March 2015 to March 2016, which is the largest private sector job growth for a 12-month period since 2004.
Alto-Shaam selects company for digital asset management 04-15-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Commercial food service equipment maker Alto-Shaam has selected the Widen Media Collective for its digital asset management needs.
Baseball stadium, new Sendik’s highlight economic developments across Milwaukee County 04-14-2016
WEST ALLIS — From a new component to Franklin’s The Rock sports complex to the final piece of West Milwaukee’s extensive Miller Parkway revamp, municipal leaders recently highlighted a number of commercial developments and big-picture planning efforts that are underway as the year progresses.
Uptown expansion recommended 04-14-2016
SLINGER — Site and architectural plans for the nearly 8,200-square-foot expansion of Uptown Motorcars were recommended for approval by the village Plan Commission on Wednesday night at its monthly meeting.
Milwaukee Bucks formalize lease with Wisconsin Center District 04-14-2016
MILWAUKEE — A formal lease agreement was signed Wednesday by the Milwaukee Bucks with the Wisconsin Center District that will keep the basketball team here for the next 30 years.
Paving a path into the future 04-14-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Laying asphalt doesn’t sound like work that would have evolved much in 75 years, but the third generation of the Wolf family has implemented several key recycling and technology changes that have increased the efficiency at Wolf Paving, as well as made it more marketable to clients.
Talbots to open in Johnson Creek outlet stores 04-13-2016
JOHNSON CREEK — The women’s clothing retailer Talbots will open later this month in the Johnson Creek Premium Outlets.
The Crest to have grand opening in May 04-13-2016
WAUKESHA — The new Irish bar The Crest will have a grand opening celebration the weekend of May 12 to May 15 in downtown Waukesha.
Downtown BID Board approves improvements 04-13-2016
Downtown West Bend is changing its look with upgraded lights, new plants and shrubs, and additional bike racks for visitors.
Metro home sales down, but not in Washington County
WAUKESHA — Home sales took a downturn in March and declined 4 percent in the four-county metro Milwaukee area. However, sales in Washington County were up.
Metro Milwaukee home sales drop 4 percent in March 04-13-2016
WAUKESHA — Home sales took a downturn in March and declined 4 percent for the four-county metro Milwaukee area, which is the first time sales decreased during the past 14 months in the market.
Detailed plans revealed for Waukesha businessman’s school 04-13-2016
MILWAUKEE - The school founded by HUSCO International Executive Chairman Gus Ramirez has begun to take several key steps toward accomplishing Ramirez’ goals of offering a quality, Christian education to a population that doesn’t normally have access to well-rounded education.
Kohl’s notifies state of pending layoffs 04-13-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - As previously announced, Kohl’s will close its store in Brown Deer, resulting in about 85 workers  losing their jobs.
Marcus Theatres purchases Illinois cinema 04-12-2016
MILWAUKEE - Marcus Theatres has purchased a 16-screen cinema in Country Club Hills, Ill., which it plans to renovate, resulting in the creation of 150 jobs.
Ellenbecker Investment Group adds insurance division
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Financial planning firm Ellenbecker Investment Group announced has created an insurance division.
Froedtert Hospital launches affiliation with Cleveland Clinic 04-12-2016
MILWAUKEE — Froedtert Hospital has partnered with Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic to leverage the organizations’ academic, clinical and research components.
Fairchild Equipment buys Lift Truck Specialists in Menomonee Falls 04-12-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Fairchild Equipment recently announced it has acquired the assets of Lift Truck Specialists, which had been its physical neighbor in Menomonee Falls.
Midway Inn & Suites Hotel being transformed into a Best Western Premier 04-12-2016
BROOKFIELD — The new ownership of the Midway Inn & Suites Hotel is renovating the facility so it can become the highest tier hotel in the Best Western franchise called Best Western Premier.
State attorneys to seek stay of right-to-work ruling 04-12-2016
MADISON — State attorneys will seek an immediate stay of a ruling striking down Wisconsin’s Republican-authored right-to-work law as soon as a judge signs off on a formal order solidifying the decision, Attorney General Brad Schimel promised Monday.
Residential development plan under review 04-12-2016
HARTFORD — The city’s Plan Commission took less than 15 minutes during its Monday night meeting to approve a concept plan for a proposed multi-unit housing development in the town of Hartford north of Liberty Avenue.
Focusing on ‘disruptive innovation’
BROOKFIELD — On Monday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a $35 million expansion at Milwaukee Tool’s headquarters in Brookfield, which Milwaukee Tool Group President Steve Richman said is attributable to his company’s focus on the needs of the customers and creating “disruptive innovation” through its quality products.
Annual Home Improvement Rummage Sale set for May 6
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee NARI Foundation, Inc. will host the 11th annual Home Improvement Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 6 in the parking lot of Milwaukee Millwork, 11712 W. Dixon St.
IBAW to host ‘Meeting the Demands of Today’s Employers’ 04-11-2016
MILWAUKEE - The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Lutheran College are partnering to present a monthly business meeting featuring Thomas Plath, vice president of Human Resources Global Business.
Spring Job and Internship Fair planned at UWW 04-11-2016
WAUKESHA - The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha is having its Spring Job and Internship Fair from 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the UWW main Commons building, 1500 North University Drive.
Plan Commission to discuss proposed Carroll building plans 04-10-2016
WAUKESHA — The Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a preliminary site plan and architectural review of the proposed Carroll University Lowry Hall project.
Slinger company looks to add 20,000 square feet 04-10-2016
A longtime business in Slinger has gained additional support from village officials in the company’s efforts to expand.
Opposition heard to Hartford’s reliever route plan 04-10-2016
Officials from Washington County, Hartford and those involved in economic development have been working for months pursuing construction of a Hartford Highway 60 reliever route.
Hartland Service revved up for growth
HARTLAND — When vehicle emissions testing became privatized more than three years ago, Hartland Service owners Mike and Debbie Kusch embraced the opportunity and hired trained professionals to handle the testing and work with potential long-term clients. 
MILLENNIALS FUEL apartment-building boom 04-08-2016
DENVER — Jason and Rebecca Petersen’s lives are in flux, just as they are for many young families.
Brownfield study opens door for Richfield development
RICHFIELD — You’re singing to the chorus. That’s what Richfield Plan Commission Chairman James Otto basically said to a representative of Vandewalle and Associates after a lengthy presentation about future village development at the Commission’s meeting Thursday night.
Cash for deeds on the rise 04-08-2016
Remember the old saying “cash on the barrelhead”?
Area pharmacy remains closed amid investigation 04-08-2016
NEW BERLIN — The New Berlin Pharmacy remains closed and its phone number temporarily disconnected following a search of the premises and the home of its owner last month by authorities investigating allegedly faked prescriptions and insurance fraud.
WCTC celebrates grand opening of new manufacturing center 04-07-2016
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College officials and supporters gathered Monday to celebrate the grand opening of a new 24,000-square-foot manufacturing facility aimed at better preparing students to address the skills gap crisis.
Council questions $1 million clinic price 04-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Questions regarding the purchase by the Oconomowoc Area School District of the former Wilkinson Clinic, 915 Summit Ave., for $1 million swirled at the Oconomowoc Common Council’s regular meeting Tuesday.
Cold storage, parking lot plans get approval 04-07-2016
A series of additional construction projects are planned for West Bend, including a cold storage facility and a parking lot reconfiguration for a couple of businesses.
Making old into new 04-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Entrepreneur Keith Stewart and his wife, Laurie, are fading and ripped upholsteries’ worst enemies.
Concerns raised about new museum apartment designs
WAUKESHA — An updated version of the Waukesha County Museum apartment plan that would accommodate adequate parking and unit space was met with some negative reactions from a city commission.
HomeGoods to open Sunday at Mayfair Collection 04-06-2016
WAUWATOSA - HomeGoods will hold a grand opening for its new location in the Mayfair Collection on Sunday.
Stop on by The Beauty Bar 04-06-2016
HARTFORD — The Beauty Bar’s owners aren’t the only ones excited that the salon is open.
Bader Rutter plans to move to downtown Milwaukee 04-06-2016
BROOKFIELD — Marketing agency Bader Rutter announced it will move to Milwaukee in spring 2017.
Pilot cafe to be removed from Delafield Kohl’s store 04-06-2016
DELAFIELD — The two cafes installed in Kohl’s stores in Menomonee Falls and Delafield will be removed in the next few weeks after the pilot program failed to deliver the anticipated results, according to a statement Tuesday from Jen Johnson, Kohl’s vice president of corporate communications.
USGA wants minimal impact to town of Erin residents 04-05-2016
TOWN OF ERIN — Something new or different happening in a smaller community tends to draw a lot of questions from its residents.
What Costco shoppers should know before credit cards arrive 04-05-2016
The days of the American Express Costco credit card are coming to an end.
Café Hollander seeking employees 04-05-2016
MEQUON — The Lowlands Group, which is opening a new Café Hollander restaurant in the Mequon Town Center, is hiring employees.
Hospital selected for cardiac pilot 04-05-2016
MILWAUKEE — Physicians at Columbia St. Mary’s will have access to a unique set of tools to help them communicate and collaborate with their patients with heart disease through an innovative pilot program at selected health facilities in Florida and Wisconsin.
Entrepreneur gets hands dirty 04-05-2016
SLINGER— Dirt Dynasty is building an empire one bucket of worm castings at a time.
Prayers answered for local tavern owner 04-05-2016
With the recent passing of Easter in her mind, completing a holy week for Christians worldwide, an unassuming Catholic from Slinger prayed for an answer to her troubles.
Legends of the Field relocating to Waukesha 04-05-2016
WAUKESHA - Sports memorabilia store Legends of the Field is in the process of moving into Master Z’s in Waukesha - both owned by Jim Lindenberg.
Wangard marketing 70-acre mixed use development 04-05-2016
SUSSEX - Located across from the soon-to-open Meijer retail store in Sussex, 70 acres of land may soon be turned into industrial and retail structures.
MRPC adds new equipment due to growing business needs
BUTLER — MRPC, a single-source provider of medical device components and assemblies, has added several new injection molding machines to its operations, according to an announcement from the Butler-based manufacturer.
NLRB: Menard Inc. violates labor law in employee treatment 04-04-2016
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin- based home improvement chain Menard Inc. is violating federal labor law in how the company treats its employees, staff at the National Labor Relations Board concluded.
Area students compete in building skills contest  04-04-2016
They could be auditioning, but the next stop isn’t Hollywood.
State awards money for West Bend airport work 04-03-2016
State officials announced Friday that funds to help complete a project this year at the West Bend Municipal Airport have been approved.
Rockin' the dairy state 04-02-2016
WAUKESHA - Hey, middle and high school students, are you ready to rock? ROCKONSIN is offering young musical hopefuls a chance at playing the Big Gig: Summerfest. Dennis Graham of Dennis Graham Associates, in association with the nonprofit Madison Area Music Association, is kicking off his 12th year of producing a statewide youth band competition.
Museum apartment plans up for discussion next week 04-02-2016
WAUKESHA - A project that would convert a portion of the Waukesha County Museum into high-end apartments is set for further review next week.
US auto sales headed toward best month in 10 years 04-01-2016
DETROIT — Most major automakers reported big U.S. sales gains in March as the auto industry appeared to be headed for its best month in more than a decade.
US gains 215,000 jobs in March, unemployment rises to 5 pct. 04-01-2016
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers notched another solid month of hiring in March by adding 215,000 jobs, driven by large gains in the construction, retail and health care industries.
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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.
Murphy & Prachthauser lawyers recognized in 2016 edition of Best Lawyers 04-26-2016
MILWAUKEE — Two lawyers for the Murphy & Prachthauser law firm, which has an office in Mequon, recently were named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers.
Concordia University Wisconsin nursing dean receives honor from UW-Milwaukee 04-26-2016
MILWAUKEE — The dean of Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Nursing was recently honored as one of her alma mater’s 50 distinguished alumni.
Ziebert Corp. owner recognized 04-25-2016
WAUKESHA — Ziebart Corporation announced its service award recipients at its recent bi-annual North American Dealer Seminar, which celebrates a store’s length of service to its local community.
Skywalk Delafield joins chamber 04-22-2016
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Chamber welcomed new business member Skywalk Delafield to the chamber on March 29 at its location inside the Children’s Hospital Delafield Clinic.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly recognized for quality meats 04-21-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly was recognized at the annual convention of the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors held in Madison recently.
Homestead grad earns national accounting award 04-21-2016
MEQUON — Mequon native Andrew Lamers has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award.
Bradley Announces Appointment of Bryan Mullett to CEO 04-20-2016
Menomonee Falls, WI. – Bradley Corp., designer and manufacturer of commercial washroom and emergency safety products has announced that as the company celebrates their 95th anniversary in 2016, Bryan Mullett will be promoted to President/Chief Executive Officer, representing the fifth generation of leadership by the Mullett family.
Judi Murphy named president & CEO of Murphy Associates 04-20-2016
BROOKFIELD — Judi Murphy has been named president & CEO of Murphy Associates, which she co-founded with her husband, John, in 1992.
Gluege named Waukesha County Fair director 04-20-2016
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Fair Association announced Tuesday that Chrissy Gluege is the new executive director of the Waukesha County Fair.
Rockwell Automation names Moret as CEO 04-19-2016
MILWAUKEE - Rockwell Automation announced Tuesday Blake D. Moret was selected to lead the company as its chief financial officer.
Human services director plucked by Milwaukee County
PORT WASHINGTON — Michael Lappen, Ozaukee County director of Human Services, will be finishing his tenure with the county May 20 to move to a new position in Milwaukee.
Bonesteel joins Citizens Bank 04-19-2016
MUKWONAGO — Citizens Bank, a Mukwonago- based full-service community bank, announced Monday the hire of Stefanie Bonesteel as marketing officer.
Tinder qualifies for Edward Jones' conference 04-18-2016
WAUKESHA — Edward Jones financial advisor Charles A. Tinder has qualified for the company’s Financial Advisor Leaders Conference, which recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial-services firm.
Quad/Graphics announced changes in executive leadership 04-15-2016
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics announced that it has expanded its executive leadership team in order to support its ongoing transformation with the promotion of Eric Ashworth to executive vice president of Product Solutions and Market Strategy.
Hans Weissgerber Jr. named first Okauchee Person of the Year 04-14-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The Okauchee community chose Hans Weissgerber Jr. to be its first-ever Okauchee Person of the Year.
Red Wing Shoes joins Delafield chamber 04-12-2016
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Red Wing Shoes Delafield with a plaque presentation April 7.
Mequon psychiatrist earns honor 04-12-2016
MADISON — Mequon resident Dr. Clarence Chou, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, received the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Presidential Citation earlier this month.
Schramka joins Eernissee Funeral Home staff 04-12-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Mike Schramka may be a new face around Eernisse Funeral Home, but he’s a familiar one in the funeral home industry.
OWLT launches nationwide search for executive director 04-10-2016
Dan Dineen, president of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, said Friday that a nationwide search has been launched to hire a replacement for Shawn Graff, OWLT executive director, who resigned to take a position as Great Lakes regional director of the American Bird Conservancy.
Waukesha State Bank hires Boelter as commercial banking officer 04-07-2016
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 14 locations in Waukesha County, has hired Lynn Boelter as vice president – commercial banking officer.
Prairie Financial Group promotes Savatski to senior portfolio manager 04-07-2016
WAUKESHA — Prairie Financial Group, a division of Waukesha State Bank, announced the promotion of Kelly Savatski to senior portfolio manager.
Hartford TV channel wins three awards 04-06-2016
Wisconsin Community Media has announced the 2016 Best of the Midwest Media Fest award-winning shows.
Area Realtor featured in Top Agent 04-06-2016
Shorewest Sales Associate Lori Awve of West Bend is featured in the April issue of Top Agent, an online-only nationwide magazine that features state-specific editions.
Dousman Masonic Lodge joins chamber 04-05-2016
DOUSMAN - The Dousman Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed new business member Dousman Masonic Lodge No. 315 to the chamber recently.
Jason’s Deli opens in Brookfield 04-05-2016
BROOKFIELD - Jason’s Deli recently opened in Brookfield Square Mall and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce on March 29.
Aurora Medical Center in Summit receives recognition
SUMMIT — Aurora Health Care announced Monday that its medical center in Summit was named a Blue Distinction Center from Blue Cross and Blue Shield for superior quality standards in maternity care and cardiac care.
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