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NEW YORK — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.
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Federal Tool & Engineering receives innovation award 01-18-2017
Representatives from one local company were recently recognized for creating a product that increases efficiency and lowers cost.
Schwefel’s is to Oconomowoc like schnitzel is to Germany 01-18-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Rattle off names of restaurants that are a fixture in Oconomowoc and Schwefel’s is at the top of the list.
Town rejects rental storage in new zoning 01-17-2017
GRAFTON — A question of property uses that became a heated debate over mini-storage in the town of Grafton has now been settled, leaving any plans for mini-storage units in the business park zoning district at a dead end.
CUW research nets business 01-17-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin has signed a license agreement with a faculty-led diagnostic firm, Microlitics LCC, for its core technology that holds promises for better and safer medication therapy management, according to a CUW news release.
Real estate inventory down in county 01-17-2017
CEDARBURG — Inventory availability continues to be the main issue in Ozaukee County for interested home buyers and frustrated Realtors, according to Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Mequon apartment plan advances after tangle with trees
MEQUON — A 33-unit apartment building in the Mequon Town Center neighborhood is moving forward after the Mequon Planning Commission authorized removing 13 trees Wednesday that city officials initially thought could be saved.
Cell tower rift may head to court 01-17-2017
MEQUON — Plans to build a cell tower in the backyard of a Mequon home may be headed to court.
Downtown BID approves ad money for Diva Group 01-17-2017
The Diva Group will receive the funds they have been asking for the past few months to promote the area.
Nissen Staffing Continuum celebrates 20 years 01-17-2017
WAUKESHA — For two decades, Nissen Staffing Continuum, Inc. has continued to grow, and in 2017 it celebrates 20 years of helping match workers with jobs.
Residents rally against proposed cell tower 01-17-2017
WAUKESHA — “We love our backyard.” “Keep the peace.” “Protect our children.”
Fair Park hosts competition that can be launching point for a career 01-14-2017
TOWN OF POLK — At 17, Charlie Vine didn’t know what a 2-by-4 was. At 22, he’s the lead carpenter, overseeing crews of four to 10 people for a multi-million dollar construction company in Fond du Lac.
The future is now with virtual reality
WAUKESHA - Virtual reality isn’t the future; it’s already here. According to statistics provided by KZero, $3.8 billion in revenue was created by virtual reality products in 2016. 
Washington County announces schedule for Hartford Reliever Route project 01-14-2017
At a joint meeting 7 a.m. Jan. 24 at Fair Park, the Washington County Public Works Committee and Executive Committee will review preliminary engineering for the county’s Highway 60 Reliever Route project, an initiative to provide a transportation route alternative for Highway 60 industrial traffic.
2016 home sales end 7.1% higher 01-14-2017
WAUKESHA - Last year was the best year for home sales in 11 years in metro Milwaukee, according to data released Friday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, which indicated sales in 2016 increased by 7.1 percent.
Daylee Public House launches lunch menu 01-14-2017
WAUKESHA - Lunch is now served at Daylee Public House starting Thursday.
Duluth Trading Company proposes store in Waukesha
WAUKESHA - Duluth Trading Company has its sights set on Waukesha.
State legislator wants to lift Wisconsin mining moratorium
MADISON — A northern Wisconsin legislator who authored changes relaxing Wisconsin’s iron mining regulations now wants to lift the state’s mining moratorium.
Buzzing with curiosity 01-13-2017
Nick Thill’s calling came into focus as an adolescent when a family member offered him an opportunity that would direct his future as eventual owner of Honey Grove Apiaries, 2500 S. River Road, West Bend.
Consultant to continue aiding downtown Hartford development 01-13-2017
Hartford officials have said progress on downtown redevelopment over the past several months has moved slower than they hoped, but they are looking for progress in 2017.
Northwestern Mutual announces technology investment
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual announced Thursday that it’s invested $50 million in technology startups.
IBAW to host breakfast meeting 01-13-2017
BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host a breakfast meeting Jan. 20.
Memory-care senior living facility coming to Brookfield
BROOKFIELD — A new senior living facility is coming to Calhoun Road.
Casa Del Rio returning under original name 01-13-2017
WAUKESHA — Casa Del Rio is returning to Waukesha with a full order of past favorites, served with a newly discovered Texas twist.
He’s a fitting example 01-12-2017
Getting fit is a popular New Year’s resolution, but Alex Kain said he can tell who has the greatest likelihood of making good on that goal.
Mequon mulls options for Logemann site
MEQUON — As the Mequon Town Center continues to take shape, aldermen conducted an informal discussion Monday about what to do with the white elephant smack-dab in the middle of the growth.
West Bend seeks help on derelict buildings 01-12-2017
City of West Bend officials will seek input from other municipalities regarding blighted and unkempt properties that possibly affect the public’s perceptions.
Mitchell Airport experiences healthy passenger growth in November 01-12-2017
MILWAUKEE — Continuing a growth trend observed in 10 of the first 11 months during 2016, Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport served 3.9 percent more passengers in November 2016 compared to November 2015, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Wednesday.
Lake Country Bed Barn to hold Feb. 1 grand opening 01-12-2017
WAUKESHA — Lake County Bed Barn will hold the grand opening celebration for its East Moreland Boulevard store from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1.
Barry Company sells Carmarthen Investment’s New Berlin office 01-12-2017
NEW BERLIN — The Barry Company has brokered the sale of Carmarthen Investment’s New Berlin office property to Independence Place New Berlin, the Milwaukee-based commercial real estate company announced in a statement Wednesday.
Keller Inc. signs on to 2 projects 01-11-2017
Keller Inc., which has an office in Germantown, will take on two projects in the coming months.
Getting more creative 01-11-2017
On March 1, Angela and Dan Eisenhut purchased Creative License in Hartford.
Green Bay reveals master plan for area around Lambeau Field 01-11-2017
GREEN BAY — As the Green Bay Packers work on building Titletown District adjacent to Lambeau Field, plans are being laid for developing the other side of the stadium.
Zymbiotics are zoaring 01-11-2017
OCONOMOWOC — In recent years, individuals may notice a new food product being put on the shelves of some big name grocery stores.
First Bank Financial Centre offers new tech services 01-11-2017
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre announced Tuesday that it has added two new innovative technologies for its customers.
Club 400 owner looks to sell historic bar
WAUKESHA — After 36 years, Dan Pokwinski will close the door on his ownership of historic Club 400.
New Glarus, Ardagh partner to bottle beer 01-11-2017
BURLINGTON — New Glarus Brewing Company announced Tuesday that it’s formed a partnership with a company to produce its beer in a glass bottle.
A part of the community 01-10-2017
GRAFTON — Comfort Keepers, a leader in providing home-care services and living assistance, recently celebrated its “grand reopening” in Ozaukee County.
New funding available for energy-efficient business projects
OZAUKEE COUNTY — A new source of funding will now be available for businesses in Ozaukee County looking to be more energy-efficient.
Food company brings success to Oconomowoc native
OCONOMOWOC — In recent years, individuals may notice a new food product being put on the shelves of some big name grocery stores.
Master Z’s gets approval for expansion change; clears way for sale 01-10-2017
WAUKESHA — Master Z’s owner and President Jim Lindenberg had his wish granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, which he says will pave the way for selling the business to The Great Escape.
More changes could be in store at Brookfield Square 01-10-2017
BROOKFIELD — Brookfield Square’s northeast corner could have a drastically different appearance in the years ahead if a series of improvements take form.
Grand opening of Mama D’s Genesee location today 01-10-2017
GENESEE — Mama D’s Coffeehouse at Depot Crossing, the third location of Mama D’s Coffee, will have its open house starting at 10 a.m. today at S42W31238 Highway 83 in Genesee Depot.
Froedtert & MCW clinic opens on former Venice Club site
BROOKFIELD — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin opened its new clinic in Brookfield to patients on Monday.
Polaris says it’s the end of the line for Victory Motorcycle brand 01-09-2017
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries will exit the Victory Motorcycle brand it started from scratch 18 years ago, company officials announced Monday, citing a mix of competitive pressures and lack of market share.
Jackson Piggly Wiggly to have grand re-opening 01-09-2017
JACKSON — In celebration of its remodeled store, Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly will have a grand re-opening celebration Wednesday with a sausage-cutting ceremony and a food giveaway.
New plan for museum apartments 01-09-2017
WAUKESHA —The latest revisions to a plan to transform the former Waukesha County Courthouse and current historical museum into apartments are underway, and Waukesha County Museum Executive Director Dennis Cerreta said they are creating a renewed sense of optimism.
Nominations sought for Business of the Year 01-08-2017
Nominations are being accepted by West Bend to find the Business of the Year.
Master Z’s owner looking to sell to The Great Escape 01-08-2017
WAUKESHA — In recent years former Milwaukee Wave owner Jim Lindenberg has continued to buy compatible business and blend them into the Master Z’s flagship operation.
City planners to discuss Brookfield Square project 01-07-2017
BROOKFIELD - The next phases of renovations at Brookfield Square Mall will be discussed at a Plan Commission meeting Monday.
Bublr Bikes to move headquarters 01-07-2017
WAUKESHA - Bublr Bikes will move its headquarters and maintenance facility to The Shops of the Grand Avenue Mall, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., making Bublr the first permanent tenant in the redevelopment plans of the mall.
US adds 156K jobs; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 pct. 01-06-2017
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit from President Barack Obama.
Neylon to reintroduce REINS Act to trim regulations 01-06-2017
WAUKESHA — State Rep. Adam Neylon, R-Pewaukee, on Thursday announced he will reintroduce the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS Act) with State Sen. Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg during the legislative session.
Bill would give local governments more control on cell tower siting 01-06-2017
WAUKESHA — As several Waukesha residents continue to battle plans for a proposed 106-foot cell phone tower on Magnolia Drive, a local state representative is seeking to create legislation that would give local governments more say in blocking the installation of such structures in neighborhoods.
StartSmart helping Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs 01-06-2017
StartSmart, the online tool to guide Milwaukee-based entrepreneurs launching new enterprises, is now active on the city of Milwaukee’s website in both English and Spanish.
Neumann Companies strikes deal with Pabst Farms for 250 acres 01-06-2017
SUMMIT — Pabst Farms is going to get busy. Pewaukee-based Neumann Companies has purchased about 250 acres of land at Pabst Farms, a purchase that encompasses property in both the Village of Summit and the city of Oconomowoc.
Kave Family Financial opens new facility in Waukesha 01-06-2017
WAUKESHA — Since entering the financial industry in 1990, Rick Kave has kept a vision of helping clients turn their financial goals into reality.
Tobacco Outlet on Summit to close, merge with Kwik Trip Express 01-06-2017
WAUKESHA — Tobacco Outlet on Summit Avenue is closing and merging into the city’s first Kwik Trip Express, which will open March 23.
Common Council acts on Silver Lake project 01-05-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council approved a developer’s agreement for Silver Lake Trails, a subdivision that will encompass 58 single-family lots, at a meeting Tuesday.
Former Black Swan purchased 01-05-2017
GRAFTON — The Black Swan is under new ownership with a new name, but its service of providing a venue space to the Grafton community will remain the same.
Pizza Ranch revisions approved by Plan Commission 01-05-2017
Washington County residents may get to try Pizza Ranch in West Bend after all, since representatives resolved officials’ traffic concerns introduced at a previous meeting.
Sears to close 150 stores across nation 01-05-2017
WAUKESHA — Sears announced that it will close more stores than initially anticipated, bringing the total to 150 across the nation.
Neighbors continue to fight proposed cell tower 01-05-2017
WAUKESHA — A group of neighbors continue to fight plans for a proposed 106-foot cell phone tower on Magnolia Drive.
Kohls sales decline 2.7% in November and December
MENOMONEE FALLS — The holiday season was not a strong one for Kohl’s Corporation which reported a decline of 2.1 percent in sales for November and December when compared to the same months in 2015.
A piece of history 01-04-2017
On Dec. 5 David Steffen and Cindy Steffen purchased the Fire Escape in Fillmore and have since renamed it Traditions Pub and Grill.
Membership ends between health clinics 01-04-2017
WAUKESHA - Marshfield Clinic Health System and UW Health ended their membership with AboutHealth as of Jan. 1.
Biz Alliance announces 2017 policy agenda 01-04-2017
WAUKESHA — As individuals make personal New Year’s resolutions, the Waukesha County Business Alliance has crafted its three-prong policy agenda: economic development, education and infrastructure.
Farmers struggle after year of low milk, crop prices 01-03-2017
A drop in milk and crop prices in 2016 may have some farmers struggling to hit a break-even point in 2017.
Mequon subdivision earns approval 01-03-2017
MEQUON — One of the first major subdivisions to be built in Mequon recently has received final plat approval from the Mequon Common Council, clearing the way for it to be featured in this year’s Parade of Homes.
1,200 storage units coming to town of Grafton 01-03-2017
GRAFTON — The town of Grafton is slated to get about 1,200 self-storage units with a new business coming to Highway W.
BID asks for more info from Diva Group 01-03-2017
Members from one local group looking for additional marketing dollars will wait longer until they can provide information to measure its effectiveness.
Cafe out at Martha Merrell's Books 12-31-2016
WAUKESHA — A new cafe housed in Martha Merrell’s Books & Toys has pulled its operation from the downtown store.
Details of Bucks arena, entertainment district coming into focus 12-31-2016
MILWAUKEE — As the pages of the calendar turn over into a new year, details of the Milwaukee Bucks’ new downtown arena and the surrounding entertainment district are taking form with more specifics anticipated in early 2017.
Sobelman’s set to open Jan. 3 12-30-2016
WAUKESHA — Sobelman’s Pub and Grill will open the doors of its new Waukesha location at 11 a.m. on Jan. 3.
No easy solutions to downtown parking issues 12-30-2016
A measure to address parking concerns in downtown West Bend is moving forward, albeit without a component necessary to enforce the regulation.
Rookies’ property draws interest from potential buyers
OKAUCHEE — On the market for a little more than a year, the former Rookies, N49-W34630 Wisconsin Ave., has garnered interest from potential buyers, real estate agent Devin Piehl said recently.
BID stymied on lights downtown 12-29-2016
Delays and issues continue as members of West Bend Business Improvement District attempt to upgrade the lights above downtown business store fronts.
Weissgerber sells Delafield site to Georgia developer 12-29-2016
DELAFIELD — Hans Weissgerber has sold his last development site near Highway 83 and Interstate 94.
Delta Defense gets Freedom Way 12-28-2016
With about two months left until Delta Defense LLC will move into its new offices, the logo for the company has been placed on the building and the private drive was named Freedom Way.
Building on an idea 12-28-2016
Janalee Bach, owner of Wood N’ Art Studio, 111 N. 6th Ave., West Bend, could imagine in vivid detail how she wanted the setting for one of the most important days of her life, but little did she realize her experience would stimulate an idea for a business.
OSHA cites Wisconsin company in teen’s machine shop death 12-28-2016
COLUMBUS — A federal workplace safety agency has cited a Wisconsin company after a teenage worker was fatally injured at a machine shop.
Holiday sales up throughout area 12-28-2016
WAUKESHA — Despite unpredictable winter weather, many business owners reported that shoppers came to area stores in record numbers this holiday season.
Sobelman’s ready to open in Waukesha
WAUKESHA — Sobelman’s Pub and Grill has its staple Bloody Marys, burgers and atmosphere prepped and ready to go for when it opens in early January.
These three U.S. companies moved jobs to Mexico; here’s why 12-27-2016
WASHINGTON — Brake Parts Inc. had manufactured brake calipers at a factory in Chowchilla, a community in California’s Central Valley, for nearly 30 years, but a company executive said pressure was growing to reduce costs as competitors moved their factory work to Mexico.
Mequon Town Center sold 12-27-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon Town Center, which has been open for about a year and a half, has been sold.
Rule change may disconnect cell tower 12-27-2016
MEQUON — While an alderman said he’s casting a wider net, a proposal that’s being fast-tracked may result in keeping a proposed cell phone tower from being built in a Mequon neighborhood.
Fire breaks out at Heiser dealership
A roof and chimney fire started at Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac, 2620 W. Washington St., West Bend shortly before 9 a.m. Monday in West Bend, resulting in a full evacuation of the business.
A gem of a legacy 12-24-2016
WAUKESHA - In its 110 years in business, Krumrich’s Jewelers experienced its fair share of change. From 1906, when Joseph Krumrich opened the family- owned business on Main Street in Oshkosh to 1958, when it moved about 80 miles south to downtown Waukesha, the shop has always been there to see the surrounding environment transform.
Designing downtown 12-23-2016
WAUKESHA — What’s fresh and contemporary isn’t always the best option, as some developers have found out through proposals submitted to the Plan Commission.
US economy grew 3.2% in 3Q, best in two years
WASHINGTON  — The U.S. economy grew faster in the third quarter than initially estimated, expanding at its strongest pace in two years in a rebound from a weak first half of 2016.
Council moves forward on guidelines for downtown buildings 12-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The council voted to give its first reading on an ordinance to repeal and recreate the downtown design overlay district of the zoning code regulating building appearance uses and site planning in the city’s downtown.
Building boom 12-22-2016
GRAFTON — Two subdivisions slated for the town of Grafton are moving forward, making this year a development boom after several quieter years.
2 plans emerge for West Bend Theatre
At the West Bend Common Council meeting Monday, a new plan for the West Bend Theatre was presented, which would call for the demolition of the majority of the building.
Sloppy Joe’s renovations given initial OK by panel 12-22-2016
RICHFIELD — A proposed renovation and expansion of Sloppy Joe’s Saloon and Spoon cleared one hurdle Wednesday night when it gained approval from the village’s Architectural Review Board.
Seminar series coming to Mukwonago next year 12-22-2016
MUKWONAGO — A new seminar series for the mobile and industrial machine performance industry for professionals and hydraulic systems engineers will cover a number of topics.
Local unemployment rates fluctuate across Wisconsin
MADISON — Local unemployment rates went down in most major Wisconsin cities, but increased in most counties between October and November.
Berg Management to buy Ace store site
WAUKESHA —An offer to purchase the former Olson Ace Hardware store by Berg Management has been accepted, but the future plans for the downtown property and its selling price are not being disclosed.
Coachwork Auto Body under new ownership 12-21-2016
ALLENTON — After more than 35 years, Coachwork Auto Body has new owners.
Slinger schools move to purchase Goeman Trucking property 12-21-2016
An official with the Slinger School District hopes to close on the purchase of the Goeman Trucking Ltd. property in Slinger on Feb. 1.
Meadowbrook Sendik’s plans progressing 12-21-2016
WAUKESHA — The first Sendik’s Food Market in the city continues to make a lot of progress as it eyes an opening during the first half of 2017.
Gus Ramirez returns as HUSCO head
WAUKESHA — After five years away from the position, Agustin “Gus” Ramirez is back in the saddle once again.
A wee bit of Ireland 12-20-2016
MEQUON — The owners of Finn McGoo’s Public House & Eatery, Finbar and Gloria MacCarthy, opened the doors to their new Irish pub at 10365 N. Cedarburg Road in August.
Home sales continue to increase 12-20-2016
MILWAUKEE — Home sales in the metropolitan area were up 23.8 percent in November, compared to the same month a year ago.
Not in our rural backyard 12-20-2016
GRAFTON — A public hearing at last week’s town of Grafton meeting was met with extensive and organized opposition.
Marco’s Pizza to add 25 new locations in Wisconsin 12-20-2016
WAUKESHA — Marco’s Pizza is continuing its growth in the market by addinsg 25 new locations across the state.
Lands’ End goes high end, again, in its CEO hunt 12-20-2016
NEW YORK — The casual clothing company Lands’ End named the onetime chief executive of the high-end luggage maker Tumi as its next CEO.
Raised Grain beer to hit store shelves soon 12-20-2016
WAUKESHA — Raised Grain Brewing Co. will release its first bottled beer this week, the brewing company announced in a statement Monday.
Competing for consumers 12-17-2016
BROOKFIELD — Now is as good a time as ever to be a consumer in America. As the holiday season moves along and shoppers continue crossing names off their Christmas lists, there are more ways to obtain those hard — or easy — to get items than ever before.
Movement delayed in developer’s lawsuit against city, county 12-17-2016
A change in counsel by the plaintiff in lawsuit filed against the city of West Bend, Washington County and several city and county officials will be delayed about 45 days.
Property purchases begin for Hartford airport project 12-17-2016
The patient’s pulse appears to be strengthening. The “patient” is the long-awaited runway expansion project at the Hartford Municipal Airport that city officials have been trying to complete for about 15 years.
Marcus Theatres completes acquisition 12-17-2016
MILWAUKEE - Marcus Theatres announced Friday that it completed the previously announced acquisition of 197 screens at 14 Wehrenberg Theatres locations in the Midwest.
Marketplace Governor's Awards winners named 12-17-2016
MADISON - Seven businesses in Wisconsin received top honors in the 2016 Marketplace Governor’s Awards competition, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Friday.
Swimming pool businesses try to keep busy during frigid winter months 12-16-2016
A sign flashes in the front window of A-1 Pools in West Bend: “Open.”
Keller to construct warehouse addition at Griffin 12-16-2016
WAUKESHA — Keller, a planning, architect and building company, has been named the contractor for a 33,400-square-foot addition for Griffin Warehouse.
Residency program planned for Medical College of Wisconsin 12-15-2016
MILWAUKEE — The private Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Health are starting a family medicine residency program at Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, in an effort to help relieve the shortage of physicians in the specialty.
Wisconsin unemployment rate holds steady at 4.1 percent
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is holding steady.
West Bend Cinema puts its best seats forward 12-15-2016
During the past few days the West Bend Cinema has removed about 800 seats, which were more than 20 years old, and replaced them with 330 reclining seats.
Developer files new documents in suit against West Bend, county 12-15-2016
Judge Todd Martens will hold a hearing at 9 a.m. Friday in Washington County Circuit Court to rule on motions in a lawsuit filed by developer John Bagley against the city of West Bend, Washington County and several city and county officials.
Holiday shoppers didn’t jump into spending, November retail sales show 12-15-2016
Consumers gave retailers only a modest boost in November, showing a reluctance to spend lavishly at the start of the holiday shopping season.
Concerns raised about $16.3 million downtown apartment proposal 12-15-2016
WAUKESHA — The plan for a $16.3M apartment complex in downtown was met with plenty of concerns at a Plan Commission meeting Wednesday.
Fed raises key interest rate and foresees 3 hikes in 2017
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising a key interest rate for the first time in a year, reflecting a resilient U.S. economy and expectations of higher inflation.
West Bend Plan Commission denies Russ Darrow request 12-14-2016
The West Bend Plan Commission denied requested changes to the site plan for the Russ Darrow Nissan dealership planned for the lot in West Bend at 2675 W. Washington St. at the commission’s Dec. 6 meeting.
Hartford Council approves annexation, zoning change
HARTFORD — City aldermen Tuesday night unanimously approved annexing about 4.3 acres from the town of Rubicon and a zoning change on two pieces of property.
Kohl’s among four retailers accused of tricking shoppers
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles city attorney’s office has sued four big retailers, alleging deceptive advertising that it says misled shoppers into believing that thousands of products were on sale at a hefty discount.
Caleres acquires Allen Edmonds for $225M 12-14-2016
PORT WASHINGTON — Allen Edmonds has been acquired by Caleres for $225 million, the companies announced Tuesday.
Downtown Waukesha pub The Crest closes until spring
WAUKESHA — The Crest Pub has closed its doors until the spring.
Fiserv acquires Atlanta-based Online Banking Solutions
BROOKFIELD — As it continues to expand, Fiserv, Inc. has announced that it’s acquired another company to help enhance its capabilities.
Town Center plans advance, despite concerns 12-13-2016
MEQUON — After being tabled a month ago, plans for the second phase of the Mequon Town Center moved a step forward Dec. 5.
Stylish destination 12-13-2016
CEDARBURG — On the corner of Columbia and Portland roads, a new women’s boutique shop has joined Cedarburg’s vibrant downtown atmosphere.
Developments slated for town 12-13-2016
GRAFTON — Two developments are in the works for the town of Grafton.
Zoning change OK’d for new Hartford assisted living center 12-13-2016
HARTFORD — A 104-unit assisted living center is closer to dirt being turned after action Monday night by the city’s Plan Commission.
Panera to open Wednesday 12-13-2016
WAUKESHA — Panera Bread Company will officially open its first restaurant in the city Wednesday at the Shoppes at Fox River.
Shawarma House opens in Brookfield
BROOKFIELD —Two years after opening on Milwaukee’s east side, Shawarma House has brought its unique Middle Eastern cuisine to the city.
Walter USA in Waukesha to lay off 39 employees 12-13-2016
WAUKESHA — Walter USA, LLC. will shut down part of its business and lay off 39 employees, the company announced Monday.
Area home sales see big increase in November 12-13-2016
MILWAUKEE — Home sales in the metropolitan Milwaukee area during November increased 23.8 percent from last year, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors said in a news release Monday.
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The Tribute Companies add two sales staffers 01-18-2017
HARTLAND — The Tribute Companies announced that it recently added two employees to the sales team.
Sobleman’s to donate portion of Jan. 24 sandwich proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters 01-17-2017
MEQUON — Sobelman’s Pub & Grill in Mequon is giving diners an excuse to treat themselves to lunch and dinner next week.
Grafton resident joins Charles Schwab as financial consultant in Mequon branch 01-17-2017
MEQUON — Grafton resident Bill Koehler has joined the Charles Schwab independent branch in Mequon as a financial consultant.
MSI General adds one to staff 01-17-2017
OCONOMOWOC — MSI General Corporation announced Monday that it hired a new employee to join its staff.
West Bend Mutual announces promotion 01-14-2017
Amy Campbell has been named assistant vice-president — customer experience at West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., according to a news release Thursday.
CRC Concrete ranked in Franchise 500 list 01-13-2017
NEW BERLIN — CRC Concrete Raising of America, Inc. was ranked in “Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500,” the company announced in a news release Thursday.
Go Riteway announces new hire 01-13-2017
MILWAUKEE — Go Riteway Transportation Group announced Thursday that it’s hired a new staff member.
Cutting the ribbon ... of sausage 01-12-2017
JACKSON — (From left) Director of Operations Pat Barnes and co-owners Lori (center) and Pat Fox hold up the ribbon of sausage they cut Wednesday afternoon for the reopening of the Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly in Jackson.
Nissen Staffing celebrates 20th anniversary 01-12-2017
MILWAUKEE — Scott Nissen, the president of Nissen Staffing, one of the largest staffing companies in southeastern Wisconsin, recently reflected on the company’s history as it celebrates its 20th year in 2017.
Shorewest, Realtors reveal December award winners 01-11-2017
The Shorewest, Realtors’ West Bend/Hartford office announced its Sales Associate of the Month and Team Leader in Volume and Listing Accomplishments on Jan. 3.
Kohler Credit Union announces manager for its Taylor Drive branch in Sheboygan 01-10-2017
KOHLER — Kohler Credit Union has hired Zach Mentch as the branch manager of its Taylor Drive location in Sheboygan.
Tour of Serigraph 01-08-2017
Sen. Duey Stroebel, center, and Stroebel staff member Ethan Hollenberger, right, are shown different scrap materials and the recycling process by Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer Todd Schneider, far right, as he takes a tour with CEO of Serigraph, Inc. John Torinus, left, at Serigraph on Friday morning in West Bend.
WB Mutual Insurance announces promotion 01-08-2017
Rick Fox has been promoted to senior vice president, chief actuary and chief risk officer at West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.
Kubick named chief operating officer of MetalTek 01-06-2017
WAUKESHA — E. J. Kubick has been promoted to the new position of chief operating officer for MetalTek International.
Area businesses join the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin 01-06-2017
APPLETON — Mills Fleet Farm announced Thursday that it’s appointed an interim CEO.
Area businesses join the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin 01-04-2017
WAUKESHA - The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin's new member growth rate for 2016 is up 29 percent from 2015.
Business Alliance hires new inside sales associate 01-04-2017
WAUKESHA - Kathleen Schwind is now the new inside sales associate for the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Sarah Kehoe, native of Grafton, promoted by Milwaukee marketing and communications firm 01-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Boelter + Lincoln Marketing Communications has promoted Sarah Kehoe to assistant media planner/ buyer.
Grafton resident Chris Beloin joins Thrivent Financial 01-03-2017
CEDARBURG — Chris Beloin of Grafton has joined Thrivent Financial as a financial representative with the organization’s East Wisconsin/Upper Peninsula Michigan regional financial office.
Johnson Insurance announces new VP 01-03-2017
RACINE — Darlene Janowitz has joined Johnson Insurance as senior vice president and director of operations, Joanne Szymaszek, president of Johnson Insurance Services, announced in a news release.
Port Washington State Bank announces new chairman
PORT WASHINGTON — Steven R. Schowalter has been elected chairman of the board of Port Washington State Bank.
EPIC Creative hires account manager 12-28-2016
EPIC Creative, based in West Bend, has hired Erin Puariea to its account management team, the company announced Tuesday.
Keller Inc. hires 3 to its staff 12-28-2016
Jason Boche, Tricia LeFevre and Aaron Nagel have been hired to join Keller Inc., which has an office in Germantown.
Wainscott earns promotion at The Roberts Group 12-28-2016
WAUKESHA — The Roberts Group promoted an employee to a new position recently, the company announced in a statement Tuesday.
Mangold Creative in Pewaukee hires Timmer
PEWAUKEE - Mangold Creative announced that it’s added a new employee to its staff.
CornerStone Plumbing in Waukesha adds Hirtz to staff
WAUKESHA - CornerStone Plumbing LLC. announced Monday that it is moving forward with plans to build a new special projects division under the leadership of a newly hired employee.
Oconomowoc resident inducted into packaged ice hall of fame 12-21-2016
IXONIA - Jerry Counsell, the former owner of Mr. Ice Co. was inducted into the International Packaged Ice Association’s Hall of Fame at its recent 99th annual convention.
Travel Wisconsin selects the cheel as a ‘destination restaurant’ in Wisconsin 12-20-2016
THIENSVILLE — the cheel has been named by Travel Wisconsin as one of seven destination restaurants in Wisconsin.
Waukesha Sunrise Rotary donates $2K to Community Dental Clinic 12-16-2016
WAUKESHA — Ann Affeldt, left, and Mark Mattiacci, right, present Renee Ramirez, center, with Waukesha Sunrise Rotary’s $2,000 donation to the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic on Tuesday.
Hastad receives Chief Executive Leadership Award 12-16-2016
WAUKESHA — Carroll University President Doug Hastad was recently honored with the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District V.
W.M. Sprinkman Corp. welcomed to Waukesha 12-13-2016
WAUKESHA — W.M. Sprinkman Corporation, 404 Pilot Court, was officially welcomed to the city with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.
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