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FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max's return
FORT WORTH, Texas — After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again. Aviation officials from more 30 countries met with the FAA to hear the U.S. regulator's approach to reviewing changes that Boeing is making after two crashes that killed 346 people.
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Brady reports 3Q earnings of $34.8M
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corp. (BRC) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $34.8 million.
$2M development fund created in Waukesha County 05-24-2019
WAUKESHA — To encourage economic development in Waukesha County, the Generating Resources and Opportunity in Waukesha County Fund has been created by the Waukesha County Center for Growth.
Modine reports 4Q income of $6.3M 05-23-2019
RACINE — Modine Manufacturing Co. (MOD) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $6.3 million.
Target smashes profit expectations as e-commerce improves 05-23-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. said its profit jumped 9% in the latest quarter, smashing expectations as its investments to make digital shopping easier and more convenient paid off.
'More than just barbecue' 05-23-2019
STONE BANK — A new barbecue restaurant called Boondocks Barbecue, Burgers and Brew, N67-W33525 Highway K, has opened up in Stone Bank and it’s looking to offer up more than just brisket and ribs to its customers.
Vintage Café closes after 14 years 05-23-2019
CEDARBURG — After 14 years of serving memorable salads, soups and breads to patrons from both near and far, the Vintage Café in downtown Cedarburg closed its doors for good Sunday.
Beer industry contributes $9 billion annually to Wisconsin’s economy 05-23-2019
WAUKESHA — While a cold can of beer is synonymous with summer activities in Wisconsin — from music festivals to fishing — it’s a year-round industry that contributes about $9 billion annually to the state’s economy.
W.O.W. region’s unemployment drops to 2.7% in April
WAUKESHA — The unemployment rate dropped yet again in the Milwaukee- Waukesha-Ozaukee Washington counties to 2.7% in April.
Fleet Farm work continues 05-22-2019
WEST BEND — Elected city leaders this week tied up a few remaining agreements surrounding an under-construction project to build a new Fleet Farm retail outlet on West Bend’s far west side.
TopLine Results celebrates 20 years 05-22-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — TopLine Results Corporation, a customer relationship management consulting firm based in Pewaukee, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Jason Wu to to create holiday clothing designs for Kohl's
MENOMONEE FALLS — Jason Wu will create an exclusive, limited edition women’s apparel capsule for Kohl’s this holiday season, the Menomonee Falls-based retailer announced Tuesday.
Cornerstone Community Bank targets July 1 for new Slinger branch opening 05-22-2019
SLINGER — Cornerstone Community Bank, based in Grafton, has announced plans to soon open a branch of the bank at 1155 E. Commerce Blvd. in Slinger.
Dressbarn 'winding down' retail operations 05-22-2019
WEST BEND — Dressbarns across the country, including stores in West Bend and Brookfield, will begin steps to wind down their retail operations.
J.C Penney and Kohl's struggle in fiscal 1st quarter 05-21-2019
NEW YORK — J.C. Penney and Kohl's struggled during the start of the year, raising concern about the challenges for the department store industry ahead.
Part of Foxtown clears hurdle 05-21-2019
MEQUON — The Mequon Planning Commission gave unanimous approval May 13 to two three-story buildings that will be part of the Foxtown Development in Mequon’s Town Center.
Officials OK amended Kwik Trip developer’s pact 05-21-2019
RICHFIELD — Changes in a developer’s agreement between the village Kwik Trip Inc. should have no impact and cause no delay in the start of construction of the company’s new, multimillion-dollar store in the village on the site of a former truck stop near the intersection of Highways 41/45 and 167.
West Bend Council OKs steps toward industrial park on southeast side 05-21-2019
WEST BEND — Common Council members took a few key steps Monday toward creating an industrial park on West Bend’s far southeast side despite objections from nearby residents who said the future development could effectively encroach on their back yards.
Kohl’s establishes partnership to expand sports merchandise 05-21-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s have formed an exclusive, long-term partnership with Fanatics, a manufacturer and distributor of licensed sports merchandise, to increase the amount of fan gear available through Kohl’s.
Expert predicts more Wisconsin frac sand mines may close
MADISON, Wis. — The impending bankruptcy of a major frac sand mining company is a sign of the financial woes that could cripple more Wisconsin-based mines due to a nationwide oversupply of sand, according to an industry expert.
Hartford finalizes land sale to Rincon 225 complex for $1
HARTFORD — It may seem like a small price, but the Common Council has approved one big, and final, step in the city’s portion of the process for development of a new 82-unit apartment complex, Rincon 225, adjacent to downtown.
Kettle Moraine Appliance's new location offers shoppers state-of-the art experience 05-19-2019
CEDARBURG — Kettle Moraine Appliance of Cedarburg is now the largest appliance showroom in Wisconsin.
Commission to consider proposal for 6,000-square-foot medical clinic 05-18-2019
WAUKESHA — Froedtert Health Inc. is asking the city to annex about 3.93 acres of land from the Town of Waukesha at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Genesee Road so the health care provider can construct a 6,000-square-foot clinic.
Pam’s Fine Wines closed after 12 years
MUKWONAGO — Pam’s Fine Wines in Mukwonago is closed after serving wine and providing a space for live music for more than a decade.
Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs 05-17-2019
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe.
Richfield, Scenic Pit in dispute over composting at site
RICHFIELD — Richfield officials and Danah Zoulek, owner of the Scenic Pit clean-fill landfill in the village, are involved in another disagreement over the facility’s operation.
Sports Clips coming to Pabst Farms 05-17-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Pabst Farms has its newest occupant in Sports Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leader in men’s and boy’s haircuts.
Delafield approves Gehl manure agreement 05-17-2019
DELAFIELD — Despite protests from some of their Nashotah neighbors and objections from a city alderwoman, the Common Council has agreed to allow Gehl Farmland Investments to inject liquid manure on 262 acres of farmland near the Nashotah Seminary on the city’s northwest side.
Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 2.8% in April 05-16-2019
MADISON, Wis. — New data shows Wisconsin's unemployment rate fell, matching a record low last month.
NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer 05-16-2019
DETROIT — A Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined.
The Pavilions to get big facelift 05-16-2019
MEQUON — The Pavilions shopping center will likely get a major makeover soon.
Jackson board approves downtown tattoo shop 05-16-2019
JACKSON — The Village Board on Tuesday gave the green light to Rich Malnory to open the Event Horizon tattoo shop.
Bayside to serve community with seafood 05-16-2019
OKAUCHEE — There is a new restaurant coming to Okauchee — one that aims to build upon the village’s plan to boost its new downtown business plan.
Food trucks returning for Friday lunches 05-16-2019
WAUKESHA — Looking for a new place to grab an outdoor lunch on Fridays this summer without getting into a tailspin?
Waukesha property suits luxury apartment developer’s vision 05-16-2019
WAUKESHA — When the vacant land between St. Paul Avenue and the Fox River in downtown Waukesha became available for sale, developer Mike Campbell saw its potential as a site for luxury apartments.
Lowlands Group to host Wauwatosa beer garden 05-15-2019
MILWAUKEE — Lowlands Group will bring a beer garden to the historic village district of Wauwatosa this summer.
Milwaukee area Qdoba locations to offer meat alternative
WAUKESHA — Qdoba Mexican Eats in the Milwaukee area will be offering a meat alternative on its menus called Impossible Meat.
Business Health Care Group establishes Welldoc partnership 05-15-2019
MILWAUKEE — The Business Health Care Group, a coalition of employers located throughout eastern Wisconsin, announced a partnership with Welldoc, a leading digital therapeutic company working with individuals with chronic diseases.
Luxury apartment building proposed for downtown 05-15-2019
WAUKESHA — For several years only grass and dandelions have stood on the vacant land near the Fox River off Barstow Street and St. Paul Avenue in downtown Waukesha, but that could soon change if a proposal for 186 luxury apartments is approved for the site.
Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America's heartland
BISMARCK, N.D. — When President Donald Trump began talking about tariffs in 2017, Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer suspected that her crop could become a weapon.
Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center proposes expansion
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center has plans to construct an approximately 33,000-square-foot 24-hour emergency and specialty vet hospital along the east side of Pewaukee Road south of Interstate 94 and just north of the single-family residences on Sherwood Drive.
Ever Beautiful, new skin-care wellness studio, plans open houses on upcoming weekends 05-14-2019
THIENSVILLE — Ever Beautiful, a recently opened skincare wellness studio, plans an open house during upcoming weekends.
St. Paul Fish Co. plans grand opening Saturday in Mequon’s Spur 16 05-14-2019
MEQUON — St. Paul Fish Co. plans to open its doors to the public Saturday in Mequon’s Spur 16 development, 6200 W. Mequon Road.
Nissen Staffing Continuum to keep its name after acquisition 05-14-2019
WAUKESHA — Despite being acquired by 6th Avenue Group, Nissen Staffing Continuum will continue to function much as it has and with the same name, said Kim Korth, a founder of 6th Avenue Group.
Racine Journal Times to lay off 39 workers 05-14-2019
RACINE — The Racine Journal Times notified the Department of Workforce Development on Monday it will lay off 39 employees, all press room or mail room.
Commission to review preliminary proposals for housing, retail 05-14-2019
MUKWONAGO — Tonight’s Plan Commission meeting is packed with several projects including proposals for multi-tenant housing, senior housing and retail.
Commission OKs public hearing on comprehensive plan change 05-12-2019
RICHFIELD — The Plan Commission has approved holding a public hearing on June 20 about a request for a change in the village’s comprehensive plan that will allow construction of a new parking area and expansion of the Pleasant Hill Bar and Grill.
Meli in downtown Waukesha closing 05-12-2019
WAUKESHA — This weekend will be the final one for downtown Waukesha restaurant Meli.
Lakefront business patio expansion gets preliminary approval 05-12-2019
PEWAUKEE – The Plan Commission has approved conditional use permits for three lakefront businesses requesting to expand their outdoor patio seating, but commissioners applied a number of contingencies.
MISSION BBQ to honor vets with free food 05-12-2019
BROOKFIELD — MISSION BBQ is honoring veterans and service members with free food beginning on Monday until May 18.
Brightway Insurance expands into Wisconsin, opens in Menomonee Falls 05-11-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Brightway, The Carmichael Agency, offering insurance for homes, vehicles and more, will open Monday.
Real estate market was chilly in April 05-11-2019
WAUKESHA — The metro Milwaukee area saw home sales cool in April.
Audit finds ongoing problems with Wisconsin economic agency 05-10-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's economic development agency that negotiated the state's deal with Foxconn Technology Group continues to have a host of problems with how it tracks job creation and awards given to companies, an audit released Friday found.
Stevens Point plant laying off a third of its workforce 05-10-2019
STEVENS POINT, Wis. — A major employer in Stevens Point will cut its workforce by at least a third in the coming two years.
Financially troubled paper mill seeks buyer, plans layoffs
PARK FALLS, Wis. — A financially troubled paper mill in northern Wisconsin is seeking a buyer as an alternative to bankruptcy.
Froedtert, MCW bringing $53M to area
WEST BEND — While construction continues on the new West Bend Health Center adjacent to its current location and and the new ambulatory surgery center next to St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Town of Polk, the area continues to feel the growth of the facilities’ economic impact.
Milwaukee reaches settlement with electric scooter company 05-10-2019
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee has reached an agreement with Bird Rides Inc. over the electric scooters the company released on the city’s streets last summer.
Outside Inn to open today 05-10-2019
MUSKEGO — The long-anticipated Outside Inn with bacon will open to the public today at 10 a.m.
Two Silvernail Road proposals approved 05-09-2019
WAUKESHA — Two commercial properties on Waukesha’s west side are poised for makeovers, following favorable votes from a city panel.
City moves toward building Verizon cellphone store 05-09-2019
WEST BEND — The city’s iPhone and Samsung aficionados could get a new retailer soon.
Cryotherapy business hosts grand opening 05-09-2019
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — New business CryoVibe with the tagline “Where science revolutionizes relaxation” has opened its doors to clients at W359-N9520 Brown St.
Is CBD not right for Cedarburg? 05-09-2019
CEDARBURG — Former mayor and newly appointed Plan Commissioner Kip Kinzel succinctly summed up the CBD debate at Monday night’s Plan Commission meeting.
Room taxes, a tourism barometer, showing growth 05-09-2019
When Erin Hills in 2017 opened its tee boxes and putting greens to professional golfers and their caddies — and transformed just about everything else but its fairways and bunkers into spectator seating — the West Bend area’s hotels scored a collective birdie.
Pet Supplies Plus store gets initial thumbs-up 05-09-2019
WEST BEND — City planning leaders this week green-lighted the next steps in a proposal to bring a new pet supply store to West Bend’s south side.
From 'bubbles' to bountiful banter 05-09-2019
PEWAUKEE — A four-and-a-half year old West Bend boy who virtually ignored visitors and silently led parents to what he wanted now tells jokes, laughs, shows curiosity and emotion.
Third Space Brewing completes major expansion 05-09-2019
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee craft brewer Third Space Brewing will able to produce much more beer having completed the installation of three new brewing tanks Tuesday.
WAC purchases Lake Country Racquet & Athletic Club
HARTLAND — The Wisconsin Athletic Club has purchased Lake Country Racquet & Athletic Club.
New hotel, office planned at former Gehl site 05-08-2019
WEST BEND — The city could get a new downtown-area hotel and office building where a factory once stood.
MMAC: March economic indicators were 'lackluster' 05-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Only 10 of the 23 economic indicators used by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce in March showed improvement compared to year-ago levels.
2 Wisconsin men identified as victims of Illinois factory explosion 05-07-2019
WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Officials identified two more victims of a deadly northern Illinois explosion as crews continued searching for a fourth worker whose body hasn't been recovered.
Pet store could come to West Bend’s south side 05-07-2019
WEST BEND — A vacant building along the city’s Main Street could meet the proverbial wrecking ball if West Bend leaders approve efforts to someday replace it with a new Pet Supplies Plus pet store.
Meijer expanding 'Shop & Scan' program 05-07-2019
WAUKESHA — Meijer will expand its “Shop & Scan” technology to all of its Wisconsin stores, giving customers the ability to scan bar codes on items via the Meijer Mobile App.
Nissen Staffing Continuum joins Milwaukee company
WAUKESHA — Nissen Staffing Continuum has become part of Milwaukee-based 6th Avenue Group.
Craft brewery planned for Muskego business park 05-07-2019
MUSKEGO — A brewer has plans to lease a 20,500 square-foot building in a Muskego business park for a craft brewery, restaurant and tap room.
Wisconsin tourism industry generates $21.6 billion 05-06-2019
MADISON, Wis. — A Milwaukee Brewers playoff run and a giant Harley-Davidson birthday party helped boost tourism spending in Wisconsin last year, state officials said Monday.

Harley-Davidson Riding Academy offered as UW-M course
MILWAUKEE — As Harley-Davidson continues to focus on getting younger people to ride motorcycles, it has begun to offer the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Residential development boom in Lisbon 05-04-2019
TOWN OF LISBON — A growing economy and a string of coincidences have triggered a residential development and home building boom in Lisbon.
Storage Battery Systems opens new Dallas branch 05-04-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Storage Battery Systems, LLC announced it’s opened a new full-service stocking branch that serves the Greater Dallas area in April.
Milwaukee ranked as one of most affordable markets in U.S. 05-04-2019
WAUKESHA — Milwaukee homeowners can rest assured that they are getting the best bang for their buck.
Hiring surge lifts economy - and Trump's re-election chances 05-03-2019
NEW YORK — "I'll be running on the economy," President Donald Trump declared on Friday. And why wouldn't he?
Workers allege racism at Harley-Davidson plant in Missouri 05-03-2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several current and former black employees at the Harley-Davidson plant in Kansas City say minorities there have faced harassment that included nooses and swastikas on the walls and in bathrooms and frequent racial slurs.
Unemployment hits 49-year low as US employers step up hiring 05-03-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and anticipate strong customer demand.
A modern form of art 05-03-2019
JACKSON — Fun is the foundation of a new tattoo shop coming to Jackson, by village native and industry professional Rich Mooney.
Jason Industries: 1Q earnings snapshot
MILWAUKEE — Jason Industries Inc. (JASN) on Thursday reported a loss of $6.1 million in its first quarter.
Generac Holdings: 1Q earnings snapshot 05-03-2019
WAUKESHA — Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $44.9 million.
The lost art of the pen 05-03-2019
WEST BEND — Brad Bodart doesn’t collect pens — he finds them new homes.
Foxconn CEO meets with Trump, Wisconsin governor
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group leader Terry Gou met privately with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for the first time on Thursday, a day after Gou recommitted to a massive project in the state following a White House meeting with President Donald Trump.
Rogers Madison facility to offer services for adolescents
Children and adolescents seeking mental health treatment will have a new option in Madison now that Rogers Behavioral Health announced it will offer those services in the state’s capital.
Rogers opening new location, changing current facility
DELAFIELD — Rogers Hospital of Summit is converting its 24 bed facility on Delafield’s northwest side to exclusively treat adult eating disorders.
MECCA Sports Bar officially opens Friday in Entertainment Block 05-02-2019
MILWAUKEE — The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill, in the Entertainment Block adjacent to Fiserv Forum, will hold its grand opening on Friday.
Fiserv Plaza emerging as entertainment force 05-02-2019
From a green-dyed Milwaukee River to fans from all over the state and country crowding around Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee is riding the wave of the Bucks’ successful season — and hoping the team wins the championship trophy.
Physicians Realty Trust: 1Q Earnings Snapshot 05-02-2019
MILWAUKEE — Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations.
Renner appealing decision on WaterView Condominiums
OCONOMOWOC — After hearing examiner John Fuchs’ decision to deny the proposed Water-View Condominiums at 517 N. Lake Road in March, Peter Renner and his attorney Don Murn have decided to appeal the decision.
Sorrento House to replace Mama Mia’s in Wales 05-02-2019
WALES — The Mama Mia’s restaurant in Wales will bake the last loaf of its beloved garlic bread come Friday when the business closes, but a new Italian-style restaurant will take its place.
Fed foresees no rate hikes amid unusually low inflation 05-01-2019
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no rate hikes are likely in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation.
Road work forces change at Bilda’s Friess Lake Pub 05-01-2019
RICHFIELD — This summer a project to reconstruct and improve more than seven miles of Highway 164 in the village will also cause major entrance and parking changes for a long-time business adjacent to the intersection of the highway and Holy Hill Road.
LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin to close, lay off 171 05-01-2019
WAUKESHA — LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin in Waukesha will lay off 171 workers after it closes its doors indefinitely.
German couple to open authentic German bakery 05-01-2019
OKAUCHEE — Baker Meister, an authentic German bakery, is set to open its doors at N51-W34922 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Okauchee on May 10 to offer consumers a slew of fresh baked goods
A.O. Smith reports profit of $89.3M 05-01-2019
MILWAUKEE — A.O. Smith Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $89.3 million.
Oshkosh Corp. reports earnings of $128.5M
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $128.5 million.
Fiserv reports 1Q earnings of $225M 05-01-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $225 million.
Quad/Graphics sales increased 3.8% during first quarter 05-01-2019
SUSSEX — While net sales increased 3.8% during the first quarter for Quad/Graphics, Inc., the value of stocks decreased $0.45 per share, as compared to a loss of $3.5 million, or $0.07 per share, in 2018.
Briggs & Stratton develops RV generator
MILWAUKEE — In a response to RV enthusiast complaints about noisy onboard generators, Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton has created a generator that is efficient and quieter.
M-T lunch pairs young professionals, mentors 04-30-2019
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group has organized a luncheon to connect young professionals with experienced mentors.
Grafton Target to get makeover 04-30-2019
GRAFTON — The Target store in Grafton will be undergoing a significant remodeling that will be completed by this summer.
Traveling over Yonder 04-30-2019
GRAFTON — Maureen Schommer loves to travel. She loves to chat about travel and she has the experience to help clients maximize their travel experiences.
Mama Mia’s closing after 17 years in Wales 04-30-2019
WALES — Nothing brings the community together like breaking bread at the dinner table, so with Mama Mia’s announcing Sunday that the Wales location will be closing at the end of the week, the village will be losing a longstanding part of their family.
Lights for the night 04-30-2019
GERMANTOWN - A local business is aiming to make the roads safer for motorcyclists with a new series of state-of-the art lights.
With inflation tame, U.S. consumer spending surges 0.9% in March 04-29-2019
U.S. consumer spending surged 0.9% in March, the biggest gain in nearly a decade, as inflation pressures remain nonexistent.
Germantown grows with two new residential developments 04-28-2019
WEST BEND — Two new subdivisions are coming to Germantown, bringing residential growth in an expansion of the village.
Shindigs to host Hartford grand opening 04-28-2019
HARTFORD — After one year of retirement Bill and Susan Gessert decided that wasn’t the type of life they wanted to lead. After 42 years of living in Florida they decided to move back to Wisconsin to be nearer to relatives and to open a new business.
101 Mobility celebrates grand opening at new Delafield location 04-28-2019
DELAFIELD — 101 Mobility, a mobility equipment supplier, will be relocating to Delafield and will be celebrating their grand opening in May.
Delafield development may be changed 04-28-2019
DELAFIELD — In order to gain city approval, Hendricks Commercial Properties of Beloit will probably have to change its plans to build two four-story commercial buildings in the downtown business district on the corner of Genesee and Main streets.
US economy grew at strong 3.2% rate in first quarter 04-26-2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown.
Richfield Kwik Trip construction to start in July 04-26-2019
RICHFIELD — A spokesman for Kwik Trip Inc. has announced construction of the company’s new multi-million dollar store in the village will begin July 15.
WEC Energy Group reports 1Q earnings 04-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — WEC Energy Group Inc. (WEC) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $420.4 million.
Rockwell reports $346 million 2Q earnings 04-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $346 million.
$425,000 to kick-start athletic projects 04-26-2019
GRAFTON — The Grafton School District is set to receive a major influx of funding for its athletic facilities.
Marcus Corp. reports difficult first quarter
MILWAUKEE — An underwhelming lineup of movies and the costs associated with acquiring another company during the first quarter negatively affected Marcus Theatres, in turn impacting its parent company, Milwaukee-based The Marcus Corp., which CEO Gregory Marcus described as “challenging” Thursday.
Downtown Pewaukee businesses reveal plans for more outdoor seating 04-26-2019
PEWAUKEE — Three businesses along the Pewaukee lakefront are seeking approval to expand their outdoor seating space during the summer.
Safety board urges updates to study after Superior refinery explosion 04-25-2019
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board wants federal regulators to re-examine a 1993 study on hydrofluoric acid after an explosion at a Superior oil refinery last year.
Harbor Homes unveils 'affordable housing' designs 04-25-2019
SUMMIT — Harbor Homes held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning to introduce its new “affordable new home concept” at The Villas at Lake Country Village.
La Belle Legacy owner to retire 04-25-2019
OCONOMOWOC — After eight years of owning a downtown business, La Belle Legacy owner Jean Niebler is calling it a career and deciding to retire to see more of her family.
Metro Milwaukee unemployment at 3.2% 04-25-2019
WAUKESHA — Unemployment remained at 3.2% in March for the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties area.
Public funeral services planned for Bartolotta on Saturday
MILWAUKEE — A funeral service for Milwaukee restaurateur Joe Bartolotta has been announced for Saturday at the Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee.
Santorini Grill rounds out Mequon Public Market 04-25-2019
MEQUON — Santorini Grill, featuring authentic homemade Greek cuisine, will complete the restaurant offerings at Mequon Public Market in Spur 16.
Foxconn says it’s looking for ‘flexibility’ with Wisconsin
MADISON — Foxconn Technology Group insists it remains committed to a $10 billion project in Wisconsin that employs up to 13,000 people, while saying it is also looking for ‘‘flexibility’’ in the deal struck with much fanfare in 2017 and heralded by President Donald Trump as the ‘‘eighth wonder of the world.’
Delafield Plan Commission meeting draws 125 attendees
DELAFIELD — A proposal to build two four-story commercial buildings in the downtown business district attracted about 125 people to a Plan Commission meeting Wednesday night that included two hours of citizens’ comments about the plan.
Richfield tables possible liquor license deal with Lisbon 04-24-2019
RICHFIELD — Village trustees have agreed to table until next month possible action on a deal involving transferring a liquor license from the nearby Town of Lisbon to Richfield to be used by a village business.
Cornerstone to expand restaurant to Main Street 04-24-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Cornerstone Sports Pub and Eatery has announced plans to triple the size of its restaurant as it plans to renovate the second floor into a banquet space and bump out the first floor to create a bigger dining room and have a presence on Main Street.
Mortenson Kim and Raidious complete integration 04-24-2019
MILWAUKEE — MKR has been selected as the name for the combined Mortenson Kim, a full-service creative and media agency, and Raidious, a content and social media agency.
All Kohl’s stores to offer Amazon return services 04-24-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Every Kohl’s location across the country will now offer free, convenient, unpackaged returns for Amazon customers starting in July.
Joe Bartolotta dies at age 60 04-24-2019
WAUKESHA — Acclaimed restauranteur Joe Bartolotta, who elevated dining in Milwaukee, died at age 60 on Monday.
Evers: Foxconn proposed renegotiating Wisconsin deal
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a letter his office released Tuesday that Foxconn Technology Group approached the state last month about wanting to renegotiate its contract for a project that could yield the global electronics giant more than $4 billion in state and local tax credits.
Downtown development debate in Delafield 04-23-2019
DELAFIELD — Webster’s Dictionary defines transforming as “to alter markedly the appearance or form” or “to change the nature, function or condition.”
Harley-Davidson tops estimates, but sales decline 04-23-2019
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson reported a decline in motorcycles sales in the U.S. and abroad as it continues to adapt to an aging clientele while navigating the costs of higher tariffs on its motorcycles shipped overseas.
Spur 16 blooming 04-23-2019
MEQUON — As crocuses and daffodils poke their noses from the thawing soil, Spur 16 also is slowly coming to life this spring.
Partnership Bank merger receives regulatory approvals
MANITOWOC — Bank First National Corp., the holding company for Bank First N.A., recently received approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve and the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions to merge with Cedarburg-based Partnership Community Bancshares Inc., parent company of Partnership Bank, into Bank First.
Silverspot Cinema to open in mid-June at The Corners 04-23-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Boutique movie theater Silverspot Cinema announced Monday it will open in The Corners in mid-June.
Little Swiss Clock Shop to close 04-23-2019
WAUKESHA — It’s hard to picture downtown Waukesha without the Little Swiss Clock Shop with its assortment of timepieces and the big yellow plush bear greeting customers at the door, but unfortunately, that day has come as owner Karen White announced she will close the store after 51 years.
Trustees approve Maple Centre development 04-22-2019
MUKWONAGO — Soon after new Village Board members were sworn in at a meeting Wednesday, there was a unanimous vote to approve the Maple Centre, which is a mixed-use development led by Tereonomy Builders, Inc.
Insurance company celebrates 125 years in West Bend
WEST BEND — West Bend Mutual Insurance is celebrating 125 years of service to the West Bend community, employing and serving residents from the city and throughout the county.
Developer seeks feedback on proposed 48-unit Summit Avenue development
WAUKESHA — Before Bielinski Homes, Inc. will proceed with a proposal for a 48-unit residential development on a little more than 4 acres of land on Summit Avenue, the company is seeking the feedback of the Waukesha Plan Commission, which it’s scheduled to give Wednesday.
Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls 04-19-2019
DETROIT — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
Twenty years of great craft beers and more 04-19-2019
DELAFIELD — It’s been 20 years since the first craft beer was poured at the Delafield Brewhaus.
U.S. Bank will overhaul branch network, trim up to 15 percent 04-19-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Bank will close more than 300 branches over the next two years, executives said.
Donut Squad brings specialty doughnuts to Waukesha 04-19-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s newest doughnut slinger known as the “Donut Squad” has hit the downtown streets after the business had a soft opening on April 12.
Snap-On had earnings of $177.9 million in 1Q 04-19-2019
KENOSHA — Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $177.9 million.
ManpowerGroup reports 1Q income of $53.5 million 04-19-2019
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $53.5 million.
March retail sales gains 'very encouraging' 04-19-2019
WASHINGTON — Retail sales were up 1 percent in March, seasonally adjusted from February and up 0.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to a National Retail Federation report on Thursday.
Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis 04-18-2019
BAUTA, Cuba — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs.
Wisconsin unemployment remains at 2.9 percent in March
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent for the second month in a row.
Apartment building coming to Thurow Drive 04-18-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A new apartment building coming to Thurow Drive, on top of the hill between the water tower and Highway 16 in Oconomowoc, is scheduled to be finished in February 2020.
Moboevo looks to bring next generation transportation to Lake Country 04-18-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Co-founders Dan Hutter and Mark Radler are looking to change the way people get around Oconomowoc, either to bike around the lakes or to maneuver the lakes themselves, with their new company Moboevo, 127 N. Main St.
CBD craze comes to Oconomowoc
OCONOMOWOC — It’s been no secret that cannabidiol, more popularly known as CBD, has been a booming industry ever since Wisconsin passed its law in 2017 to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp, which is a cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC.
Future of former Niphos Plating site debated in Slinger 04-18-2019
SLINGER — The future of the site of the former Niphos Plating Company could be decided in the near future.
Majority of MMAC members expect increased sales in 2Q
MILWAUKEE — The second quarter is expected to be a good period for 66 percent of businesses surveyed by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, which said they anticipate sales to increase in the second quarter.
Badger Meter to supply Colorado city with ‘smart water’ technologies 04-18-2019
MILWAUKEE — Badger Meter, Inc. will supply its next generation ORION Cellular smart water communication endpoints to Aurora Water in Colorado.
Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid 04-17-2019
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Terry Gou, chairman of the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apple's iPhones, said Wednesday he intends to run for president of Taiwan, bringing his pro-business and China-friendly policies to what is expected to be a crowded field for next year's election.
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Summer sheep could be coming to Sunburst Ski Hill 04-17-2019
TOWN OF KEWASKUM — Sunburst Ski Hill may get some surprise summer visitors and tasty treats if the final plans are approved next month.
Full Spectrum to open second CBD store in Whitefish Bay
WAUKESHA — Full Spectrum Holistic Healing in Waukesha is opening a second location in Whitefish Bay, four months after the owners opened their first location at 300 W. Main St.
New pizza joint, MOD Pizza, headed to Pewaukee 04-17-2019
PEWAUKEE — International pizza chain MOD Pizza is headed to Pewaukee after the Plan Commission approved its application for a restaurant at The Shoppes at Meadow Ridge development, 1450 Capitol Drive.
Harley-Davidson teams with local trade schools for 'Battle Of The Kings' 04-16-2019
MILWAUKEE — For the first time, local trade school students partnered with Harley-Davidson dealers for a unique, real-world training opportunity: helping build cool custom motorcycles in the “Battle of the Kings” competition.
Just drive! 04-16-2019
MEQUON — For the last 10 years, Mequon residents Larry and Debra Newell have operated Just drive, a business that offers driver education courses.
Grafton restaurants continue outdoor patio lease 04-16-2019
GRAFTON — Atlas BBQ and Lobo’s Place will continue to operate their outdoor patios, and provide public Wi-Fi.
Officials to file new appeal in landfill fight 04-16-2019
RICHFIELD — The legal battle continues over the opening of a clean-fill landfill in the village.
Bliffert Lumber & Hardware to open Germantown location
MILWAUKEE — Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, a family- owned and operated company that has been in the Milwaukee area since the late 1800s, announced Monday the future location of a new store.
Plans revealed for $100M development along interstate
BIG BEND — Village President James Soneberg revealed plans Thursday for a multi-million-dollar development in Big Bend with the hope that Village Board members and the incoming president will carry on the project.
Walmart to invest $60.9 million in Wisconsin stores 04-14-2019
MILWAUKEE — Many retailers are implementing alternative services to provide customers to stay viable, and Walmart is no different, opting to invest $60.9 million this year in 11 of its Wisconsin stores, including in Pewaukee, Mukwonago, Germantown, Watertown and Greenfield.
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A fab-ulous gift 05-23-2019
GRAFTON — Grafton High School will be getting some upgrades to their fabrication lab, courtesy of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Ice Age Trail Alliance joins chamber 05-22-2019
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Ice Age Trail Alliance as a new member recently.
Grafton Orthodontics celebrates opening 05-21-2019
The practice moved from the former Grafton State Bank building.
Mequon Nature Preserve to benefit from Johnson Financial Group volunteer efforts 05-21-2019
MEQUON — Employees of Johnson Financial Group were planning to volunteer at a Mequon location today as part of a companywide effort.
Raised Grain Brewing’s Guitar City Days to benefit nonprofit 05-21-2019
WAUKESHA — Raised Grain Brewing Company announced it will hold its first Guitar City Days to celebrate beer and music while raising money for the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha.
Solom receives scholarship 05-19-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Wisconsin Dental Assistant School, 819 Summit Ave., has awarded Kettle Moraine senior Selina Solom, right, with a $3,000 scholarship to attend the 2019 fall session.
Lakeview Animal Clinic joins chamber 05-19-2019
PEWAUKEE — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Lakeview Animal Clinic, 617 Ryan St., Suite 280, Pewaukee, as a member.
Business Alliance welcomes SALS Recovery 05-17-2019
WAUKESHA — SALS Recovery, an addiction treatment center in Waukesha, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
U.S. Cellular joins Hartland chamber 05-17-2019
DELAFIELD — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed U.S. Cellular as a new member.
County fair tabs new marketing leader 05-16-2019
WEST BEND — The Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center announced hiring a new marketing coordinator this week.
Horicon Bank promotes senior vice president in West Bend 05-15-2019
HORICON — Horicon Bank President Fred F. Schwertfeger announced the promotion of Mike Fleischman to senior vice president.
Port Washington State Bank sponsors Thiensville Village Park stage 05-14-2019
Thiensville celebrated the start of construction for its new stage in Village Park May 1 with a groundbreaking ceremony.
Grafton-based Gilman Precision hires new business development specialist 05-14-2019
GRAFTON — Gilman Precision, a manufacturer of customized linear and rotary motion systems, announced the addition of Matt Fritschel to its sales force as a business development specialist.
ForwardDental earns national honor 05-14-2019
GERMANTOWN — ForwardDental has received The Bernard A. Kershner Award.
Oak Hill Business Partners founder achieves certification
MILWAUKEE — Erik Owen, president and owner at Oak Hill Business Partners, has achieved the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation.
McCaffery joins Stainless Foundry & Engineering as sales director 05-14-2019
MILWAUKEE — Stainless Foundry & Engineering announced the addition of Mitch McCaffery as director of sales & marketing.
Hentges receives Women-Owned Business Certification
HARTLAND — Christine Toson Hentges, CCE, president of The Tribute Companies Inc. in Hartland, has received the distinguished Women-Owned Business Certification through the state of Wisconsin.
Woodman’s named title sponsor of Waukesha July 4 fireworks 05-12-2019
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department announced that Woodman’s Markets is the title sponsor of the July 4th Fireworks program in Waukesha again.
Steil named to task force on financial technology 05-12-2019
WAUKESHA — House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters and ranking member Patrick McHenry have named Congressman Bryan Steil to the Financial Services Committee Task Force on Financial Technology (Fintech).
Nathan Wolf Joins WaterStone Bank 05-10-2019
OCONOMOWOC — WaterStone Bank announced the addition of Nathan Wolf, community president, to the bank. Wolf is responsible for the overall operations of the Oconomowoc/Lake Country branch.
The Boldt Company earns Wisconsin Corporate safety award 05-09-2019
WAUKESHA — The Boldt Company was recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Wisconsin Safety Council Annual Conference on April 16. Boldt is one of 13 companies to win the Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Safety Council, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and M3 Insurance.
Community Care promotes Schroeder to Family Care Program manager 05-07-2019
BROOKFIELD — Community Care Inc., has promoted Mark Schroeder to Family Care Program manager for Waukesha County.
Ward joins St. John's Northwestern Military Academy 05-07-2019
DELAFIELD — Valerie Ward has joined St. John’s Northwestern Leadership Academies as vice president of marketing and communications.
Sieve Networks joins Alliance 05-07-2019
WAUWATOSA — Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Sieve Networks, a network infrastructure consulting firm in Wauwatosa.
Business Alliance welcomes Old National Bank 05-07-2019
BROOKFIELD — Old National Bank is a national banking institution headquartered in Indiana with a branch in Brookfield.
Geneva Supply joins Business Alliance 05-07-2019
DELAVAN — Geneva Supply, which provides e-commerce fulfillment services out of Delavan, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Kristin Glaser joins Shorewest sales team 05-07-2019
GRAFTON — Kristen Glaser is one of 17 new sales associates to recently join Shorewest Realtors locations across southeast Wisconsin.
Banking on a better community 05-07-2019
GRAFTON — Employees of the Grafton branch of Cornerstone Community Bank participated in a variety of service activities during Wisconsin Power of Community Week.
Moraine Park student earns third place at ABC National Competition 05-06-2019
WEST BEND — Moraine Park Technical College carpentry student Chad St. John recently earned a bronze award in the 32nd annual National Craft Championships during the Associated Builders and Contractors 2019 convention in Long Beach, Calif.
GE Healthcare gives Whittier Elementary $25K grant 05-03-2019
WAUKESHA — When Whittier Elementary students return to their school at the start of the next academic year, they’ll have an entirely new space for creating almost anything they can imagine — a new maker space, that is.
Waukesha County Business Alliance announces 2019 Emerging Leaders 05-03-2019
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced the eight winners of its Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program, which celebrates young professionals who have shown personal initiative, determination and commitment to their careers and their community.
Grafton chamber to honor four at awards dinner 05-02-2019
GRAFTON — The Grafton Chamber of Commerce last Thursday announced the winners of this year’s outstanding citizen and business awards. They will be recognized at the Chamber’s annual dinner May 23.
Cielo names Simons as president of the Americas 05-02-2019
BROOKFIELD — Cielo, a strategic recruitment process outsourcing provider, announced Tuesday it has hired Darren Simons as president of the Americas.
Dogtopia joins Alliance 05-01-2019
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Dogtopia as a member.
Business Alliance welcomes Dezign2Think 05-01-2019
MUSKEGO — Dezign2Think, a design firm in Muskego, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Chicago Title joins Alliance 05-01-2019
WAUKESHA — Chicago Title recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Learning the ropes of business 04-30-2019
Eighth-graders at John Long Middle School are preparing for the annual Reality Store set for Thursday. This is a financial literacy event, where students learn how to live within a monthly budget.
Bobblehead follows First Bank’s CEO 04-30-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Followers of First Bank Financial Centre on Facebook have been engaging in a fun contest each Wednesday since 2015 that allows them the chance to win a $10 gift card.
Hartland Chamber of Commerce presents 2018 Kudos Awards 04-30-2019
HARTLAND — Each year, the Hartland Chamber of Commerce recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals who helped the or organization achieve its mission to “Educate, Enhance and Connect business and community.”
Thunder Bay Grille joins chamber 04-30-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome new member Thunder Bay Grille to the chamber.
Alpha Industries joins Alliance 04-26-2019
BROOKFIELD — Alpha Industries, a manufacturing company that produces precision steel rule dies in Brookfield, has joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Bear Construction welcomed to Alliance 04-26-2019
WAUKESHA — The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County as a new member.
HAWS joins Delafield chamber 04-24-2019
WAUKESHA — The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County as a new member.
The Boldt Company receives Build America award 04-24-2019
APPLETON — Associated General Contractors of America presented The Boldt Company with a Build America award for the construction of Aurora Medical Center — Bay Area, a 335,033-square-foot replacement hospital, medical office building and cancer center in Marinette.
Thomas joins ActionCOACH Business Coaching 04-24-2019
ELM GROVE — Action-COACH Business Coaching — Southeastern Wisconsin has welcomed Leah Thomas to the team as the new client experience manager.
Charles Tinder qualifies for Edward Jones’ conference
WAUKESHA — Waukesha financial adviser Charles Tinder has qualified for Edward Jones’ Financial Advisor Leaders Conference.
Biz Alliance welcomes Corporate Contractors 04-23-2019
DELAFIELD — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Corporate Contractors Inc. as a new member.
Craig Husar Designs celebrates new location 04-22-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 4 for the opening of Craig Husar Designs, 20100 W. Bluemound Road, Town of Brookfield.
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