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Rethwisch named an emerging leader 03-17-2018
WAUKESHA — EmbedTek, LLC recently announced that  Ryan Rethwisch, an engineering manager, has been identified as one of six 2018 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County by the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
February retail sales increase 4.4 percent over last year 03-17-2018
WAUKESHA — February retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over January and 4.4 percent year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
Wisconsin Harley-Davidson wins award for sales, customer service 03-17-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Wisconsin Harley-Davidson dealership in Oconomowoc earned the prestigious Bronze Bar and Sheld Circle of Achievement award for 2017, the only Milwaukee area dealership to win the award.
Come on in: Downtown Waukesha welcomes new businesses 03-17-2018
WAUKESHA — Warm weather is returning to Waukesha, bringing with it an uptick in foot traffic downtown. If you’ve been away from downtown over the fall and winter months — or only spent your time darting furtively from your car to your desired destination — you may have missed many of the new businesses that have cropped up in and around the area.
New owner hopes to reopen Barton Auto Service by this summer 03-16-2018
The Barton Auto Service shop closed its doors in December, but new owner Craig Kasten has plans to get the doors open by this summer.
Toys R Us to liquidate its remaining U.S. stores 03-16-2018
BROOKFIELD — Geoffrey the Giraffe, the ubiquitous mascot who entertained generations of children, is leaving his longtime perch near Brookfield Square and nearly 750 other locations across the U.S.
Lake Country Christian Academy sold 03-15-2018
NASHOTAH — The Plan Commission approved a zoning permit and plan of operation on March 7 for Burlington Healthcare Providers, Inc. to operate out of the former Lake Country Christian Academy building at W329-N4476 Lakeland Drive in Nashotah, according to Village President Rich Lartz.
Mequon taps the brakes on development 03-15-2018
MEQUON — The city of Mequon is taking what amounts to a deep breath.
Downtown West Bend group mulls development investment 03-15-2018
West Bend officials continue to research possibilities for improving the city’s downtown, including opportunities to invest in partnerships with another group for possible development projects.
Muskego to hold public hearings on proposed Casey’s General Stores 03-15-2018
MUSKEGO — Two public hearings will be held in April for proposed Casey’s General Store locations.
Kohl’s to modernize systems with use of cloud computing
MENOMONEE FALLS — Wanting to modernize its technology footprint, Kohl’s announced Wednesday it will make a multi-year investment to move its systems and applications to “the cloud.”
Waukesha’s unemployment rate increases, metropolitan areas all decreased 03-15-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s unemployment rate increased slightly from 2.3 percent in December to 2.7 percent in January, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Home sales increase 11 percent in February 03-15-2018
WAUKESHA — Washington County led the metro area with a whopping 50 percent increase in home sales in February while the average for the four-county area was an increase of 11 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Assessing local impact of Trump’s trade tariffs 03-14-2018
After signing proclamations to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum Thursday, President Donald Trump was criticized by Republicans and Democrats and allies to the nation.
Facade update approved for planned West Bend restaurant 03-14-2018
West Bend officials will permit the update to an application submitted by a developer for renovating and updating a space in the downtown area.
The Good Stuff a dream come true for Oconomowoc native 03-14-2018
OCONOMOWOC — When customers walk through the doors of 31 S. Main St., they are greeted with an aroma of lavender scents, good music, and shortly thereafter, a cheerful hello from The Good Stuff owner Pamela Greco.
Geeking out at Crumby Art Bakery 03-14-2018
ELM GROVE — Natalia Roman and Andrea Metzger, best friends and owners of Crumby Art Bakehouse & Cakery, put a fresh spin on their sweet treats, made from scratch — they celebrate all things nerdy.
More unpaid internships likely after revised federal rules
NEW YORK — Interns hoping to get a full day’s pay might find it tougher to do so under revised federal guidelines that help determine whether an internship should be paid.
Plans for new Milwaukee Tool R&D building in Brookfield advance 03-14-2018
BROOKFIELD — A new research and development facility proposed on Milwaukee Tool’s corporate campus has inched one step closer to reality, following a recent favorable review.
Panda Express project moving forward
WAUKESHA — A proposal to construct a Panda Express and multi-tenant building at Silvernail Road and North Grandview Boulevard appears to be moving forward following a debate over traffic issues.
Marathon Savings Bank opens fourth branch in Mequon Town Center 03-13-2018
MEQUON — Marathon Savings Bank opened a branch in the Mequon Town Center March 6.
Join the rebellion 03-13-2018
CEDARBURG — With their longstanding friendship and love of beer, the opportunity to take over the Silver Creek Brewery space along Cedar Creek was too much to pass up for Dale Georgeff, Rod Otto and Peter Olds.
The cute store 03-13-2018
HARTLAND — The word that seems to best define Sarah Fitch’s life is emblazoned on a wall in her store.
Quad/Graphics creates direct mail technology for faster times 03-13-2018
SUSSEX — In an effort to increase response rates and to increase reliability, Quad/Graphics announced Monday it has created a new technology platform for direct marketing that also shortens the time to market at a fraction of the cost of traditional mail testing.
West Bend officials want to make land-use change for developer 03-10-2018
Based on a request from a developer, West Bend officials want to modify the plan they have made for using land that has been attached to the municipality recently.
Downtown West Bend group looks to alter plan to recruit students 03-10-2018
West Bend officials would like to negotiate the terms for a potential agreement with organizers for recruiting high school and college students to address the vacancy issue in the municipality’s downtown area.
Mount Mary University, WCTC create partnership to address nursing shortage 03-10-2018
PEWAUKEE — On Tuesday, Mount Mary University and Waukesha County Technical College will outline plans for a major new partnership to address the regional nursing shortage.
Educating the next generation of engineers 03-10-2018
WAUKESHA — Hands-on learning is nothing new when it comes to modern day education. What is new is hands-on learning led by local engineers from the community during the school day.
Fresh & Green Market to close March 15 after 8 1/2 years
OCONOMOWOC - Fresh & Green Market will be closing the doors after 8 1/2 years of business providing Oconomowoc with healthy, organic options on March 15.
Walker says Wisconsin companies could be tariff-exempt
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker says President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary says exemptions to steel and aluminum tariffs could be granted to meet concerns of Wisconsin companies.
West Bend groups determine downtown marketing plan
After learning their funding allocation, representatives from the Diva Group and the Downtown West Bend Association outlined the marketing tactics they would use to promote the area.
Hiring surge added 313K jobs in February, most in 1˝ years 03-09-2018
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration's tax cuts and a resilient global economy.
Manitou Group releases 2017 year-end results 03-09-2018
WEST BEND — Manitou Group's Board of Directors announced its year-end results in a news release Wednesday.
IKEA sets Oak Creek store opening date for May 16 03-09-2018
OAK CREEK — Customers can start lining up for the new IKEA store in Oak Creek at 5 p.m. May 16. The doors will open a few hours later at 9 a.m., according to a Thursday announcement.
Foolery’s Liquid Therapy serves up locally-sourced cuisine 03-09-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Since it opened in 2010, Foolery’s Liquid Therapy has fully embraced the “Eat Local” movement that has gained popularity in recent years.
Marek’s development project denied
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — Waukesha Town Chairman and developer John Marek’s proposed 40-unit condo development, for 20 acres of farmland off Highway 164 and south of Glendale Road, was denied by both the Plan Commission and the Town Board after an almost five-hour meeting interrupted by public outbursts and multiple gavel cracks by acting Chairman Michael Doerr.
Grand Motorsports receives approval 03-08-2018
CEDARBURG — The issues of a previous business can’t be held against a new owner, was the message at Monday night’s Cedarburg Plan Commission.
Double the tables, double the donations 03-08-2018
CEDARBURG — Many of Cedarburg’s historic buildings are beautiful, but they aren’t necessarily functional for modern uses. Such is the case with the Stilt House building, W62 N630 Washington Ave., which hasn’t exactly been cooperative with restaurateur Gordon Goggin.
West Bend clears way for River Road industrial complex 03-08-2018
West Bend residents can expect some construction activity to the northeast corner of the city, slightly west of the airport.
Real estate company sues firm after falling victim to scam
WAUKESHA — Does a title firm have the responsibility to protect its customers from potential scammers?
Farrow will be special guest at IBAW breakfast next week
BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on March 16 at a small business breakfast.
‘Old Germantown’ proposal brings new development to ag property 03-07-2018
GERMANTOWN — A proposed tourism business touted as preserving Germantown’s agricultural heritage is moving forward in the village, despite a group of residents’ concerns about long-term impacts on the surrounding area.
Women open business they hope will be ‘a unique option’
RICHFIELD — News is spreading fast around Washington County about a unique business that opened recently in the village’s downtown.
‘Dark store’ tax issue continues to vex legislators 03-07-2018
West Bend officials once again express their support for legislation that would address property assessments issues concerning corporate retailers, but it occurs against a backdrop of frustration regarding the process.
DreamPak facility in New Berlin expands, plans for increased production 03-07-2018
NEW BERLIN — Dream-Pak LLC has made a $3 million investment in its New Berlin facility — adding 10,000 square feet and doubling production capacity of shelf-stable beverage concentrates.
Russ Darrow to host grand opening ceremony, donate to Volunteer Center 03-07-2018
WEST BEND — Russ Darrow Group will host an official grand opening of its Nissan dealership — 2665 W. Washington St., West Bend — at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
TRG Marketing’s new office reflects its values 03-07-2018
BROOKFIELD — When TRG Marketing President Chad Ritterbusch set about creating a new location for his business, he wanted the space to reflect the way the employees worked with clients and each other.
Plumbing predicament 03-07-2018
PEWAUKEE — A workforce of plumbers in which many are approaching retirement, and water infrastructure that is aging in some areas and under construction in others.
Mukwonago Village Board to vote on traffic impact analysis for new industrial park 03-07-2018
MUKWONAGO — During a meeting today, the Village Board will vote to approve a traffic impact analysis for a proposed road that would connect the village’s Tax Incremental Finance District #5 to Highway 83, according to Village Administrator John Weidl.
Purple Door to join Mequon Public Market
MEQUON — The tenant list for the Mequon Public Market took another step forward with Friday’s announcement that Purple Door Ice Cream is joining the venture.
Slinger trustees reject Dove Plaza’s claim of excessive assessment 03-06-2018
SLINGER — The Village’s Board of Trustees, at their regular meeting Monday night, unanimously rejected a claim by the owners of Dove Plaza that the village has placed an excessive tax assessment on the property.
Amid construction worker shortage, state plans resource fair 03-06-2018
RACINE — A construction career fair will be held in Racine later this month for unemployed or underemployed people interested in working on the massive Foxconn project in coming years.
Hartford’s Staffing Support Specialists under new ownership 03-06-2018
HARTFORD — Area businesswoman Ane Ohm is now the owner of Hartford-based Staffing Support Specialists.
Tri City opening Waukesha branch in former PNC building 03-06-2018
WAUKESHA — Tri City National Bank is expanding its footprint in Waukesha County.
Sale pending for La Belle Golf Club 03-06-2018
LAC LA BELLE — The La Belle Golf Club is expected to be sold by mid-April to Prestwick Golf Group in Sussex, according to Prestwick Golf Group Vice President Tyler Morse.
Froedtert to build new West Bend Health Center 03-04-2018
Construction of a new Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin West Bend Health Center at 1700 W. Paradise Drive is scheduled to begin this summer.
Quad/Graphics to deliver in-magazine samples for Marc Jacobs 03-02-2018
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics has released Marc Jacobs’ newest mascara brand using Quad’s PromoPage sampling carrier affixed to a major fashion magazine.
Kohl’s teaming up with Aldi 03-02-2018
NEW YORK — Kohl’s shoppers will be able to pick up some groceries while shopping for clothing at select stores.
Manufacturing’s local, global impact discussed at conference 03-02-2018
MILWAUKEE — The role of manufacturing on Wisconsin’s economy — and the impact it can have on a global scale — were among the issues explored at a conference Thursday.
Super 8 to become Comfort Inn 03-02-2018
WAUKESHA — Visitors to the Waukesha area will soon have a new place to spend the night.
Developer uncertain about Prospect Hill plans after pushback 03-02-2018
NEW BERLIN — After a developer’s preliminary plan to build a commercial space and storage facility on the Prospect Hill Elementary School property was opposed at a public hearing last month, city officials are waiting to hear if the plan will move forward.
Verizon requests 130-foot cell tower in Town of Brookfield
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A request to build a 130-foot cell tower on Bluemound Road in the Town of Brookfield will have its first public hearing next month.
Anodyne Coffee to join Spur 16 03-01-2018
MEQUON — Plans for Spur 16 are coming into sharper focus with Friday’s announcement that Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. will open a café in the Mequon Public Market.
Arrabelle TIF district gets a green light 03-01-2018
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Joint Review Board completed the final step of the tax incremental financing district creation process Tuesday night by approving TIF district No. 5 for the former St. Francis Borgia school property on Hamilton Road and Washington Avenue.
Keup Road subdivision clears next hurdle 03-01-2018
GRAFTON — After nearly an hour of opposition voiced in public hearings, the Grafton Plan Commission approved the annexation and rezoning of the 84-acre Kohlwey farm on Highway 60 and Keup Road, making way for a subdivision plan to take its next steps.
Jackson salon expands to accommodate increased business 03-01-2018
JACKSON — One Washington County resident translated her passion for people into a career as a hair stylist and has used her skills in that trade to develop establish a business.
GS Global Resources acquires Weston company 03-01-2018
MUKWONAGO — GS Global Resources announced Wednesday it has acquired Weston-based ADC Custom Products, which makes protective structures for machine operators.
Ascension Health declines to discuss possible mass layoff in Wisconsin 03-01-2018
GLENDALE — After an anonymous letter was sent to the press describing layoffs of 1,000 Ascension Health employees in Wisconsin, company officials have declined to say whether anyone will actually be losing their jobs this week.
Cudahy Pick ‘n Save to close, 75 employees relocated
CUDAHY — After more than forty years in business, Pick ‘n Save in Cudahy is expected to close in the coming weeks, leaving the city without a grocery store.
Dick’s Sporting Goods self-imposes tighter gun restrictions 03-01-2018
GRAFTON — Edward Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, said this week that the retail chain will tighten its own restrictions on gun sales in light of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, and called for the nation’s leaders to do the same.
Plan for new dog day care, kennel OK’d 03-01-2018
WAUKESHA — The Plan Commission has signed off on a plan for a new dog boarding and day care facility dubbed Dog City on the city’s far south side.
Wal-Mart makes move to speed up checkout process 02-28-2018
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. representatives have incorporated technology into the retail experience, hoping to alleviate a concern that many consumers face: spending time waiting to pay.
Hartford annexation approved for possible convenience store build 02-28-2018
HARTFORD — The annexation of slightly less than two acres to the city for the possible construction of a convenience store was unanimously approved by the Common Council on Tuesday during its regular monthly meeting.
Small business legal basics workshop set for Saturday
BROOKFIELD — A workshop on legal basics is set for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Ottawa University, 245 S. Executive Drive.
Assisted Living Locators launches first franchise in Wisconsin 02-28-2018
WAUKESHA — Assisted Living Locators will open its first Wisconsin franchise location in Waukesha County.
Banking into the future 02-28-2018
WAUKESHA —The latest technology is not often associated with local, family-owned businesses, but that’s certainly not the case with Waukesha State Bank, which has implemented the latest technology for its clients.
From the ground up 02-27-2018
GRAFTON — Jake Knox, owner of Lucky Star Studios and the newly formed 5253 Design Collective, is not shy to admit it all started with a single table he built in his garage.
Rezoning recommended for Cedarburg business parcel
CEDARBURG — The question over what to do about Cedarburg’s last remaining undeveloped business parcel was reviewed by the city’s Community Development Authority last Wednesday.
Business park dead 02-27-2018
GRAFTON — The village of Grafton is backing off from the 114-acre business park proposal that’s been under discussion the past six weeks.
Kohl’s wants to shrink Waukesha store size 02-27-2018
WAUKESHA — Kohl’s is seeking to downsize its Waukesha store on the southwest side of the city on St. Paul Avenue.
Trucking troubles 02-27-2018
PEWAUKEE — The trucking industry in southeast Wisconsin and around the U.S. needs more drivers. The shortage of commercial truck drivers is number one on the American Transportation Research Institute’s 2017 list of industry concerns.
Older workers see opportunity in Wisconsin job market
MADISON, Wis. — Northern Wisconsin businesses that are having trouble finding employees are hoping to lure retirees to work or keep people nearing retirement on the job longer.
Hartford panel recommends annexation for Casey’s General Store 02-25-2018  
The possibility of a Casey’s General Store being built in Hartford is nearing reality.
Jackson panel advances pair of Bielinski Homes proposals 02-25-2018  
JACKSON — Two proposed Bielinski Homes developments continue to move through various channels within Village of Jackson government.
New Berlin plans for new subdivisions, TID in 2018 02-25-2018  
NEW BERLIN — Several projects approved last year will be completed this summer while others start to break ground, including six residential developments and subdivisions across New Berlin.
Quaker Steak & Lube in New Berlin to close 02-25-2018  
NEW BERLIN — The Quaker Steak & Lube on 4900 S. Moorland Road will be closing and a Point Burger Bar will open at the same location, according to New Berlin Community Development Director Greg Kessler.
Chappie's on Broadway closed after 9-month run 02-24-2018
WAUKESHA - Only nine months after opening, Chappie’s on Broadway - which specialized in Belgian beers and food - has closed for good.
Business Alliance sets policy agenda 02-24-2018  
WAUKESHA - Economic development, education and infrastructure are issues that will remain front and center as 2018 unfolds within the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Wisconsin dairy says owner among Indiana plane crash victims 02-23-2018
ROSSVILLE, Ind. — A Wisconsin dairy owner and his son-in-law were among at least three people killed when a small plane crashed into a central Indiana farm field, the business said Friday.
Business Alliance names Emerging Leaders 02-23-2018
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance has named six Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County award winners — young professionals who have excelled in their careers and community.
Finding your financial future 02-23-2018
Like most Americans, 31-year-old financial consultant Andy Hughes is looking forward to his retirement. But unlike many, he knows financial planning doesn’t stop once your working days are over.
Old Navy, Skechers coming to Shoppes at Fox River 02-23-2018
WAUKESHA — Two new shops are coming to The Shoppes at Fox River.
Class B liquor license shortage forces creative solutions 02-23-2018
WAUWATOSA — City Clerk Carla Ledesma says Wauwatosa has been on the edge — with only one remaining Class B liquor license — for about a year now.
Oconomowoc Animal Hospital plans new facility 02-22-2018
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — The Town of Oconomowoc Plan Commission reviewed a plan for a new site for the Oconomowoc Animal Hospital at a meeting this month.
Number of local senior living facilities could grow in years ahead 02-22-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Senior living facilities geared specifically toward persons ages 55 and up are sprinkled throughout Oconomowoc. Several new proposals on the horizon mean the number of available units could skyrocket in the years ahead.
Petitions, websites and Facebook pages formed to register citizen views on development 02-22-2018
GRAFTON — As the Grafton Town Board objected recently to the village of Grafton’s proposed annexation of town land, residents of both the village and the town are finding their own ways to make their opinions known ... online.
Preferred route picked for Wisconsin, Iowa transmission line 02-22-2018
MADISON — The three utility companies planning a high-powered transmission line from the Madison area to Iowa have picked a preferred route that runs along existing highway and power line corridors rather than farms and fields.
Quad/Graphics acquires marketing services provider 02-22-2018
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. has acquired Ivie & Associates, a marketing services provider and one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the country.
Quad/Graphics has 139% increase in earnings in ’17 02-22-2018
SUSSEX —Quad/Graphics reported a 47 percent increase in its net earnings for fourth quarter of 2017 and a total increase of 139 percent for the year.
Babies ‘R’ Us in Brookfield set to close in March 02-22-2018
BROOKFIELD — Babies “R” Us is expected to shutter its store near Brookfield Square Mall on March 31, according to a company spokeswoman.
Sears closing next month to make way for Brookfield Square redevelopment 02-22-2018
BROOKFIELD — Sears, one of the three anchor stores at Brookfield Square Mall, will close in mid-March, but could retain a smaller store, selling mainly appliances, at the mall in the future, according to a Sears Holdings Corp. spokesman.
Amazon proposes sorting facility in Sussex 02-22-2018
SUSSEX — Online retail giant Amazon may be looking beyond Milwaukee for its second headquarters but it is eyeing a recently vacated warehouse in Sussex for its latest sorting facility in the state.
Dry cleaners, car rental agency among businesses coming to village of Grafton 02-21-2018
GRAFTON — The Grafton business landscape is changing this winter, as several businesses are moving in.
Proposed operations change sparks concerns about town’s rural character 02-21-2018
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — A business owner’s request to modify an operations plan sparked concerns this week about traffic, noise and light in an area residents are trying to keep close to its rural heritage.
MACS restaurant expected in Brookfield this spring 02-21-2018
BROOKFIELD — Wisconsin Dells-based Macaroni and Cheese Shop (MACS) is coming to Brookfield this spring to serve the Milwaukee area with cheesy comfort food in cast-iron skillets.
Former West Bend doctors find a temporary home for their practice 02-21-2018
West Bend Medical has grown quickly since opening in Menomonee Falls in October.
Batteries Plus Bulbs continues to see growth 02-21-2018
HARTLAND — While many retailers are feeling negative effects from online shoppers, Hartland-based Batteries Plus Bulbs reported increases in sales from 2016 to 2017.
Fermentorium set to open second location in Wauwatosa
CEDARBURG — With a strong local fan base now in place since opening in 2016, Cedarburg’s Fermentorium announced plans this week to open a second location in Wauwatosa, at 6933 W. North Ave. as part of the East Tosa development.
Sal’s returning to Cedarburg 02-20-2018
CEDARBURG — It’s been 12 years since Sal Elmanzo opened his third Sal’s Pizza location in Cedarburg and seven years since he returned to the restaurant after selling it to a former employee in 2007.
Highway 60 subdivision moving forward 02-20-2018
GRAFTON — A subdivision being designed for the 84-acre Kohlwey property on Highway 60 is on the agenda for the village of Grafton’s Plan Commission next week.
West Bend officials hope to spur development projects
West Bend staff established a series of initiatives designed to make it more convenient for contractors to obtain permits from the city — indirectly hoping to promote development projects in the area.
West Bend looks to fill vacant spaces downtown 02-20-2018
West Bend officials are considering engaging college students to address an issue with the vacant spaces in the downtown.
Quintec Integration settles into new headquarters 02-20-2018
WAUKESHA — A year after moving into new 20,000-square-foot headquarters, Quintec Integration, Inc., has successfully settled in.
Human milk dispensary to open in Brookfield pharmacy
BROOKFIELD — The second mother's milk bank in Wisconsin is slated to open this week at MD Custom Rx in Brookfield to serve families in the Greater Milwaukee area.
Hartland commission approves amendment to comprehensive plan 02-20-2018
HARTLAND — The Plan Commission approved an amendment to the village’s comprehensive plan Monday night that would allow Neumann Developments Inc.’s condo project to have a higher density of units.
Prestwick project loses Delafield vote 02-20-2018
DELAFIELD — The Prestwick Group’s plans to move its corporate headquarters from Sussex to Delafield, near the interchange of Interstate 94 and Hwy. C, failed to muster the required six votes from the seven-member Common Council after nearly four hours of debate and deliberation Monday night.
West Bend officials OK updates to McDonald’s on Main Street 02-18-2018
Customers visiting one of the restaurants along Main Street may soon observe a few changes as they dine at the location.
Plan Commission to review proposed condo development
HARTLAND — The Plan Commission will review a proposed condo development during a meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the municipal building on 210 Cottonwood Ave., according to the Wednesday meeting agenda.
Bringing ‘a collective voice’ together for a century 02-17-2018
WAUKESHA — When it began operations in Waukesha, Woodrow Wilson was president, silent movies were all the rage and a postage stamp cost three cents.
Walker in downtown Waukesha 02-17-2018
WAUKESHA — Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday afternoon at Martha Merrell’s Books & Toys two pieces of proposed legislation he says will help bring money back to Wisconsin taxpayers.
Clearing the way for another Kwik Trip
Crossing guard Chuck Fellenz of West Bend holds his whistle in his mouth as he waits for students to approach his intersection while the destruction of the former Walgreens building at the intersection of Decorah Road and South Main Street continues Thursday afternoon in West Bend.
Aurora Health Care facilities receive accreditation 02-16-2018
SUMMIT — Five Aurora facilities across Wisconsin, including one center in Summit, have received chest pain accreditation from the American College of Cardiology for their treatment of patients who have heart attack symptoms.
Banker Wire to relocate its Mukwonago manufacturing facility 02-16-2018
MUKWONAGO — Banker Wire, a manufacturer of woven and welder mesh wire for architectural and industrial applications, announced Thursday plans to relocate its Mukwonago-based manufacturing facility.
Walker administration outlines proposal to Kimberly-Clark
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has sent consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark the outline of a tax break deal it hopes will convince the company not to cut more than 600 jobs in northeast Wisconsin.
Hartland’s Pink Mocha Café denied liquor license 02-16-2018
HARTLAND — In a 3-2 vote, the Village Board elected not to issue Pink Mocha Café a Class B liquor license on Monday night in the interest of preserving the license for an establishment that would serve more liquor and have longer hours, according to Trustee Rick Stevens.
Fowler Lake Village developer wants to increase number of units 02-15-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The developer of the Fowler Lake Village condo development near City Hall wants to increase the number of units inside from 48 to 54.
Common Council approves Arrabelle TIF funding 02-15-2018
CEDARBURG — One more step remains before the Arrabelle apartment project receives the go-ahead from the city of Cedarburg after Monday night’s approval by the Common Council.
Village approves contract to market business park 02-15-2018
GRAFTON — The Grafton Village Board last week approved a public relations contract in connection with the budding plans for a business park at the corner of Ulao Road and Highway C.
West Bend officials vote to vacate streets by brewery for developer 02-15-2018
West Bend officials will abdicate their responsibility for the public right of way near the former brewery to accommodate development projects in the area.
Board gives green light for new storage facilities in Mukwonago 02-15-2018
MUKWONAGO — The Village Board approved a conditional use permit for a new indoor mini-warehouse storage facility on the east side of Mukwonago Drive and north of Bay View Road, according to Village Administrator John Weidl.
Milwaukee-area ear and throat specialist to open location in Oconomowoc 02-15-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Advanced Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists (ADVENT) will open a new location in Oconomowoc in March, complete with an “intentionally provoking” billboard campaign with their slogan: Let’s Sleep, Together.
January retail sales still strong after holidays 02-15-2018
WAUKESHA — An improving economy kept January retail sales nearly as good as the holiday season’s strong showing — dropping only 0.26 percent seasonally adjusted from December — and fueled a healthy 5.4 percent increase year-over year, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday.
Rounding up outdated food 02-15-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Americans throw away a lot of food. Between 30 to 40 percent of the U.S. food supply is wasted, according to the USDA.
State launches website to post Foxconn construction updates 02-15-2018
MADISON — Seven months after Foxconn announced it will build a factory in Wisconsin, the state has launched a website that will post updates on the construction project.
Lisbon may sell Haass land 02-15-2018
TOWN OF LISBON — The 65-acre Pauline Haass Farm, which was the centerpiece in a nearly four-year legal battle that cost taxpayers more than $600,000, may be for sale.
Regal Ware announces cookware design, manufacturing partnership 02-14-2018
Kewaskum-based Regal Ware Inc. has announced a partnership with Christopher Kimball on the launch of a new cookware line to be co-branded Christopher Kimball by 1919 Cookware.
Carroll University receives $1M grant to support STEM majors 02-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Carroll University announced Tuesday that it has received a five-year, $1 million National Science Foundation grant in support of the Scholarships in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant project, “Carroll University Pro-STEM Initiative: Promoting STEM Retention through Self-Efficacy.”
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Guardian Business Solutions adds position 03-16-2018
BROOKFIELD — Guardian Business Solutions, a manufacturing technology company in Brookfield, announced recently it continues to grow and created a new position filled by Susie Cypcar.
Chamber welcomes Voya Financial
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Voya Financial recently joined the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held.
Primerica joins Brookfield chamber
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Primerica, N27-W23953 Paul Road, City of Pewaukee. Primerica offers financial services.
Horicon Bank hires new branch manager in West Bend
Horicon Bank announced Thursday it hired Brenda Hetebrueg as branch manager of its West Bend branch, 1535 W. Paradise Drive.
Executive leadership announced for merged Aurora and Advocate health care 03-14-2018
MILWAUKEE — As the Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care merger gets closer, the organizations announced Monday the makeup of its leadership team.
Grace & Heart receives membership plaque 03-13-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Lynelle Calewarts from Grace & Heart recently joined the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce.
Pewaukee chamber welcomes MSI General 03-13-2018
NASHOTAH — A membership plaque presentation was held for MSI General Corporation on Dec. 12.
Revolution Fitness joins chamber 03-13-2018
PEWAUKEE — The ribbon-cutting ceremony held by the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce was held Jan. 11.
Shorehaven appoints new CEO 03-10-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Dale Dahlke, the former chief operating officer at Shorehaven, has accepted the offer to be Shorehaven’s new CEO.
Brian Dorow takes job in Washington D.C. 03-10-2018
PEWAUKEE - After more than 13 years working in the criminal justice program at Waukesha County Technical College, Brian Dorow has taken a job in Washington, D.C, but it’s still related to law enforcement.
ProHealth welcomes two family medicine doctors 03-08-2018
BROOKFIELD — Pro-Health Medical Group has announced the addition of board-certified family medicine physicians Inna Yalovetskaya and Dominique Sanchez to its Brookfield clinic, 2085 N. Calhoun Road.
Engineering award goes to Brookfield group for reservoir project 03-08-2018
BROOKFIELD — raSmith has been granted a 2018 State Finalist award from the state chapter of American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for a rehabilitation project of a water reservoir in Sheboygan.
West Bend native, HUHS grad named to Wisconsin Medical College faculty 03-07-2018
The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division has announced the appointment of its Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Schneider to the full-time faculty at The Medical College of Wisconsin in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine as an assistant professor for students in the clinician administrator path.
Germantown landscaping business earns state, national recognition 03-07-2018
David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc. announced Monday its commercial maintenance work at Johnson Controls earned the company two state awards and two national awards for excellence related to work done at Johnson Controls campus in Glendale.
Brookfield chiropractic practice celebrates 6th anniversary 03-06-2018
BROOKFIELD — Knapp Chiropractic & Wellness Center is celebrating its sixth anniversary in the Brookfield community this month.
7 Waukesha County businesses among nominees for SBA awards 03-06-2018
MILWAUKEE — Seven companies in Waukesha County have been nominated for 2018 Small Business Alliance awards.
Johnson Insurance announces hiring of vice president/employee benefits sales manager 03-06-2018
MILWAUKEE — Hugh Devlyn has joined Johnson Insurance as vice president/employee benefits sales manager, Joanne Szymaszek, president of Johnson Insurance, said in a news release Thursday.
Manitou Group announces plan to advance UN goals 03-02-2018
WEST BEND — Manitou Group, a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, announced Wednesday an initiative through its North American subsidiary to promote the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Hallmark Building Supplies gets Vendor of the Year award
WAUKESHA — Blenker Companies, a building solutions provider with more than 40 years’ experience, has awarded Hallmark Building Supplies in Waukesha with the 2017 vendor of the year award for providing exceptional support and service directly to the Blenker plant.
Hartford Chamber presents annual awards 03-02-2018
Volunteers and supporters of the Hartford community were honored Thursday night at the Chandelier Ballroom as part of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.
Grafton chamber welcomes new events and tourism promotions director 02-27-2018
GRAFTON — Megan Schelwat said her new job with the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce is “everything I could ask for and more.”
Johnson Bank announces hiring of Vierck as assistant vice president 02-27-2018
RACINE — Susan Vierck has joined Johnson Bank as assistant vice president/senior mortgage loan officer, Tom Mahoney, the bank’s senior vice president/director of mortgage, announced in a news release.
PyraMax Bank announces hiring of commercial lending vice president 02-27-2018
GREENFIELD — Melinda Toy has been hired as the vice president of commercial lending/director of treasury management for PyraMax Bank.
Waukesha State Bank hires Wendt as commercial banker 02-27-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 13 locations in Waukesha County, has hired Brian Wendt as commercial banker.
Grendahl achieves Modern Woodmen management honor 02-27-2018
HARTLAND — Modern Woodmen of America Managing Partner Nathan Grendahl of Hartland has earned membership in Modern Woodmen’s Managing Partner Round Table.
First Federal Bank names Mancuso commercial lending VP 02-27-2018
WAUKESHA — First Federal Bank of Wisconsin announced the hiring of Matthew Mancuso as vice president of commercial lending.
Hanke joins Mangold Creative as copywriter/marketing project manager 02-27-2018
PEWAUKEE — Mangold Creative, a strategic marketing and business development agency in downtown Pewaukee, has added Jim Hanke as a copywriter and marketing project manager.
Business Alliance names Emerging Leaders 02-23-2018
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance has named six Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County award winners — young professionals who have excelled in their careers and community.
At Your Service wins award 02-22-2018
OCONOMOWOC — At Your Service announced it received the distinguished Best of Home Care – Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in quality assurance for home care.
Oconomowoc funeral home recognized for exemplary service 02-22-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) has named Pagenkopf Funeral Home in Oconomowoc a nominee for the Exemplary Service Award 2018.
OptaProfit joins Brookfield chamber
BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently at the chamber office to welcome new member Don Vanpool, owner of OptaProfit.
On Point Fitness joins Hartland chamber 02-20-2018
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member recently.
Mequon resident takes on new role with Ascension 02-20-2018
MILWAUKEE — Mequon resident Lisa Froemming has been named vice president of philanthropy for Ascension Wisconsin.
Waukesha State Bank promotes Nowak 02-18-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank announced that Erika Nowak was promoted to vice president – controller.
Harwood Engineering joins Alliance 02-16-2018
MILWAUKEE — Harwood Engineering Consultants, located in Milwaukee, is a full-service engineering consulting firm that provides civil, electrical, fire protection, HVAC, lighting, plumbing, structural and technology/ security design services.
Kleefisch speaks to Oconomowoc chamber 02-16-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks Thursday at the Oconomowoc Chamber Business Over Breakfast.
Mills Fleet Farm appoints Schwindle as CFO 02-15-2018
APPLETON — Mills Fleet Farm announced Wednesday it appointed Michael Schwindle as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Business Alliance welcomes Lakeside Development 02-14-2018
MEQUON — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Lakeside Development Company as a new member.
Old World Foundation joins Alliance 02-14-2018
EAGLE — The Old World Foundation recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
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