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Water Council receives Cluster Grant under U.S. Commerce Department’s Regional Innovation Strategies program
03-31-2015
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee-based Water Council is among the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants.
Rising from the ashes 03-31-2015
Jim’s Grille, formerly Rich’s Restaurant, located in the Echo Plaza on the south side of Cedarburg, was featured in the February FSR Magazine for the recently renovated kitchen and recommendations that other restaurants should follow. 
Designer Shoe Warehouse opens store in Mequon 03-31-2015
MEQUON - DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, has announced it will open a new Designer Shoe Warehouse store in the  Mequon Pavilions, 11048 N. Port Washington Road.
Manufacturers see growth yet again in March 03-31-2015
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette-ISM Report on Manufacturing showed the seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers Index for March is 53.25, up from 50.32 in February.
Report finds Wisconsin as one of most attractive states for doctors 03-31-2015
WAUKESHA – Wisconsin is ranked as the 6th Best State on the 2015 Best and Worst States for Doctors, according to a report issued by the personal financing website, WalletHub.
Fitting into Mequon 03-31-2015
MEQUON - During a February meeting of Mequon’s Planning Commission, members took turns praising Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s plans to build a clinic in Mequon.
Johnson Controls to sell Global WorkPlace Solutions for almost $1.5 billion 03-31-2015
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls, Inc. announced Tuesday that it will sell its Global WorkPlace Solutions business to CBRE Group, Inc., for $1.475 billion.
Shorewest Realtors reports strongest market since 2007
03-31-2015
BROOKFIELD — Even though the winter months are viewed as the slowest period for real estate in Wisconsin, Shorewest Realtors reported 2015 is off to the best start since 2007.
Kohl’s expands active and wellness offerings 03-31-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Department Stores announced Tuesday that it is expanding its exclusive active and wellness offerings through new partnerships with other companies.
Businesses find value in brick-and-mortar, online retail platforms 03-31-2015
OCONOMOWOC - For many years the dialogue has revolved around having a brick-and-mortar retail location or an ecommerce site, but Sweet P’s Pantry owner Sharon Pavich said the answer for her was to have both.
Mobile toolmaker Drifty raises $1 million
03-30-2015
MADISON — Mobile toolmaker Drifty announced it has raised $1 million in seed funding for the company that was founded in 2012.
Regal Ware launches e-commerce website
03-30-2015
KEWASKUM — Regal Ware, Inc. announced it has launched a new website, www.americankitchencookware.com, which will allow customers to purchase cookware that was previously only sold in retail locations.
BBB advises caution when buying Final Four tickets 03-30-2015
MILWAUKEE —As fans plan to make a huge purchase to watch the Wisconsin Badgers play Saturday in the NCAA tournament Final Four, the Better Business Bureau is advising them to take caution when buying tickets.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants to open location in Wauwatosa 03-30-2015
WAUWATOSA — Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. announced Monday that it will open its 500th location Thursday in Wauwatosa.
Cellular Dynamics to be acquired for $307 million by Fujifilm 03-30-2015
MADISON — Human cell manufacturer Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. announced Monday that it will be acquired by Japanese corporation Fujifilm Holdings for $307 million in an all-cash purchase.
Navigating the field of technology 03-28-2015
WAUKESHA - In 2015, being a savvy business owner means so much more than simply having expert negotiation skills or a strong work ethic.
Exterior expansion work underway at Brookfield Square Mall 03-28-2015
BROOKFIELD - More significant exterior renovation work is underway at Brookfield Square Mall now that the weather has gotten nicer.
Waterstone Bank adds investment services
03-27-2015
WAUWATOSA — Waterstone Bank announced Friday it will add investment services to its full suite of existing banking services. In addition, the bank hired Bill Taylor as its first financial advisor.
Young entrepreneur business plan contest is accepting entries 03-27-2015
MADISON — Students in middle and high school are invited to enter their business plans in a contest held by the Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs in Science until 5 p.m. April 6.
Associated Bank takes over Harley deck at Miller Park 03-27-2015
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers announced an expanded partnership with Associated Bank, which includes a renovated seating option for fans that was previously known as the Harley-Davidson Deck.
Not smooth sailing for Golden Anchor, yet 03-27-2015
TOWN OF DELAFIELD — Chaz Hastings said the recently renovated Golden Anchor restaurant has a new menu, new ceiling, new floor, new barstools, a new sound system and is all ready to reopen — but that won’t happen until he gets a new liquor license from the Town Board.
Friends of Nature to expand Slinger store 03-27-2015
You could say Doug Wilde is “bullish” on business in Slinger.
Gehl Foods acquired by investment firm 03-27-2015
GERMANTOWN —Gehl Foods announced Friday that it has been acquired by investment firm Wind Point Partners.
By a different stroke 03-27-2015
HARTLAND - In the three short weeks that Board & Brush Creative Studio has been open, owners Julie Selby and Maureen Anders have learned that many women have never sanded wood or operated power tools.
Public hearing for proposed Delafield senior living facility may be held in April 03-27-2015
DELAFIELD - A public hearing for a proposed transitional senior living facility in the Village Square was canceled this week.
Kwik Trip approved for Golf Road/Grandview intersection
03-27-2015
WAUKESHA — The southwest corner of Golf Road and Grandview Boulevard could soon be home to a new Kwik Trip convenience store, as the Plan Commission gave the project preliminary approval Wednesday night.
Ramirez pledges $1 million for joint health care initiative
03-27-2015
WAUKESHA — The Agustin A. Ramirez Jr., Family Foundation has pledged $1 million to launch the Ramirez Lean Scholars Program, a joint initiative between the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
The way to a shopper’s heart is through her stomach 03-27-2015
WAUWATOSA - Developers are increasingly finding their way into the hearts of shoppers through the use of strategically placed restaurants and high-end grocery stores in their retail or mixed-use developments.
Ho-Chunk Nation creates $10 per hour minimum wage
03-26-2015
BLACK RIVER FALLS — The Ho-Chunk Nation announced it has established its base minimum wage at $10 per hour for its workforce.
New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US 03-26-2015
NEW YORK — New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10.
Foreclosure rates decrease for metro-Milwaukee area 03-26-2015
MILWAUKEE - The number of homes entering into foreclosure decreased for the month of January in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic.
Soda water fee fizzles: Ordinance repealed after clerk crunches numbers 03-26-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Soda water may not pop to mind when issues of government inefficiency bubble up, but the Oconomowoc Common Council took action Tuesday, bursting a fee that generates a net loss for the city.
Laser tag talks delayed, McDonald’s moving forward 03-26-2015
GRAFTON — Laser tag isn’t quite ready to come down the pipeline in Grafton yet, but it’s not far from it either.
Baldwin introduces oil train safety legislation 03-26-2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, and several other senators introduced legislation to help increase safety standards for trains hauling volatile crude oil in an effort to better protect Americans and the communities in which they live and work located near railroad tracks.
Out with the old 03-26-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Workers demolish the former strip mall on the site of The Corners development on Wednesday.
Walsh Products makes leather equestrian products by hand in Brookfield 03-26-2015
BROOKFIELD - Working on large sewing machines approximately 100 years old, several Walsh Products employees carefully created handmade halters from the finest American-produced leather Wednesday morning.
Steaming Cup owners to retire, sell restaurant 03-26-2015
WAUKESHA - After 10 years, nine months and 24 days of owning popular downtown coffee and lunch spot The Steaming Cup, Kerry and Terry Mackay are ready to retire and hand over the reins to the next generation of coffee lovers.
Wells Fargo to close Milwaukee center, layoff 1,000 people 03-25-2015
MILWAUKEE - Wells Fargo told about 1,000 Home Lending Servicing team members in Milwaukee today that they will lose their jobs when the company closes the Parkland Servicing site in late July.
>>DWD to help workers affected by Wells Fargo layoffs
Muskego-based Inpro acquires out-of-state company 03-25-2015
MUSKEGO — Inpro, a global manufacturer of door and wall protection, announced it has acquired Hinkel Inc., a North Carolina-based manufacturer of window shades and treatments, cubicle curtains, privacy systems, and decorative and specialty products.
Northwestern Mutual acquires financial planning tech company 03-25-2015
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual announced Wednesday it has acquired LearnVest, a company that specializes in online financial planning and client experience technology.
Wisconsin added 13,600 private-sector jobs in February
03-25-2015
MADISON — The metro-Milwaukee area, as well as all other metropolitan areas in Wisconsin saw a decline in unemployment rates in February, according to preliminary, non-seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday.
PeAK Strategic Communications opens in Delafield 03-25-2015
DELAFIELD - PeAk Strategic Communications, LLC, a strategic marketing and communications company, has opened in Delafield.
Thinking outside the gearbox 03-25-2015
MUKWONAGO - Representatives from an Oregon company received hands-on instruction inside Gearbox Express’s Mukwonago facility Tuesday - something that was unheard of a short time ago in the wind energy industry.
HJ Heinz buying Kraft and building a $28 billion food giant
03-25-2015
NEW YORK - H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about $28 billion.
‘We are building a little town here’ 03-25-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - When discussing the complexity of constructing multiple buildings and an underground parking garage as part of a mixed-use development with several access and exit points, Chuck Sampey of Bradford Real Estate said it’s as if “we are building a little town here.”
Advance Die Cast Company to close in May 03-24-2015
MILWAUKEE — Rollcast, which has been doing business as Advance Die Cast Company, informed the Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday that it will be closing its Milwaukee facility as a result of going into court-ordered receivership.
Great Wolf Resorts to be acquired by investment firm 03-24-2015
MADISON - Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced Tuesday it will be acquired by an investment firm that is an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
City of Oak Creek receives $1 million state grant for town square project 03-24-2015
MADISON – The City of Oak Creek will receive a $1 million grant from the state’s Idle Industrial Sites Redevelopment Program, an initiative that helps spur the redevelopment of abandoned properties throughout Wisconsin.
Connecting workers and jobs 03-24-2015
OAK CREEK - Waiting for the route 80 bus to arrive outside Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Oak Creek campus Monday morning, Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic was in high spirits as she and three other county supervisors celebrated a board-approved expansion of bus service.
GOP proposal eliminates business equipment tax 03-24-2015
MADISON, Wis. — Opponents of a Republican proposal to eliminate the tax on business equipment say Wisconsin homeowners would see their property taxes increase to make up for the lost tax revenue.
AARP offers tax preparation assistance 03-24-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Free tax preparation administered by AARP Foundation and also funded by the IRS continues this year.
Cyclesmith in Waukesha closed permanently 03-24-2015
WAUKESHA - The bicycle retail and repair store Cyclesmith has closed its doors permanently at 1314 West Ave.
Median home price up 12.3% in Waukesha County; home sales increase 14.5% 03-24-2015
MADISON - While home sales continued to improve during February, it was the median prices of existing homes that saw the greatest increase last month, according to data released Monday.
Humana to narrow focus outside insurance with Concentra sale 03-23-2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Humana plans to sell occupational health care provider Concentra for about $1.06 billion, as the health insurer refines its focus on providing patient care.
Brookfield's Sheraton under new ownership 03-23-2015
BROOKFIELD - The Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield is under the new management of Shaumburg, Ill.-based Hostmark Hospitality Group.
Cristina Saralegui to be guest speaker at Hispanic Professionals gala 03-23-2015
MILWAUKEE - Journalist and television host Cristina Saralegui will be the guest speaker for the annual Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee’s Five Star Gala on May 9.
Mid-April groundbreaking planned for The Corners 03-23-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Despite a snowy day Monday, the developers of The Corners announced that it anticipates breaking ground for The Corners, a $200 million upscale retail and residential development, in mid-April.
From the Business Editor: Sharing stories of our area’s vibrant business community 03-22-2015
In my new role as business editor at The Freeman, I am excited to share news of the county’s and region’s vibrant business communities with our readers.
Building interest in construction 03-21-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Even though plumbers, electricians and carpenters are vital to the construction industry, these trades are seeing a skills gap, similar to the one widely reported for manufacturing.
Wisconsin cheeses win national awards 03-20-2015
MILWAUKEE — While a Wisconsin-made product was not the top cheese at this week’s United States Championship Cheese Contest, the state made a good showing and won numerous awards.
Meijer buys Sheboygan mall for future store
03-20-2015
SHEBOYGAN — Meijer Inc. has purchased a former mall in Sheboygan for a future store.
Girl Scouts Wisconsin Southeast CEO to give talk 03-20-2015
BROOKFIELD — During an upcoming talk, Girl Scouts Wisconsin Southeast CEO Christy Brown will share three keys to leadership in an organization.
Environmental review underway for airport work 03-20-2015
Hartford officials believe they’re getting closer to breaking ground on a proposed airport runway expansion project.
Death knell for proposed pit site project? 03-20-2015
RICHFIELD — Action by the Village Board on Thursday night could be a big enough hurdle to prevent the proposed use of a former sand and gravel pit by a Richfield couple as a site to haul clean fill.
ProHealth Care finds benefits in increasing pastoral services 03-20-2015
WAUKESHA - The pastoral care staff at ProHealth Care knows the value of offering spiritual guidance to patients and their families, staff and the larger community - an initiative the not-for-profit health care organization has in turn embraced and in which it has invested.
Suburpia to reopen in Pewaukee 03-20-2015
PEWAUKEE - When the Suburpia location on Meadow Lane closed a few years ago, its loyal customers continued to make the trek to the sandwich shop’s location in Wauwatosa.
Wisconsin Central School Bus to close 03-19-2015
MEQUON — Wisconsin Central School Bus notified the Department of Workforce Development on Thursday that it plans to lay off about 54 employees at the end of the school year and close its Mequon facility.
Container Store to open Sept. 26 at Mayfair 03-19-2015
WAUWATOSA — The Container Store will have a grand opening Sept. 26 at its Mayfair Mall location.
Marcus Corp likely to recoup costs, exit The Corners project 03-19-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD —After putting years of time and money into the development of The Corners in the Town of Brookfield, the leaders of Marcus Corporation said the Milwaukee-based company is likely to exit after it recoups its costs, but is not sure at what point.
General Mitchell installs suites for nursing mothers 03-19-2015
MILWAUKEE — In an effort to offer additional privacy and convenience for nursing mothers, General Mitchell International Airport installed three self-contained rooms that can be used for breastfeeding.
Brookfield Goodwill doors open 9 a.m. Friday 03-19-2015
BROOKFIELD — The newest Goodwill location will open its doors for the first time to shoppers at 9 a.m. Friday.
Meijer to hire 600 for Wisconsin stores 03-19-2015
MILWAUKEE - Retailer Meijer sad it has begun to accept applications for nearly 600 positions that will be created with the opening of its first stores in Wisconsin.
Use tagged for empty Pick ’n Save 03-19-2015
GRAFTON — Start practicing your aim – laser tag is about to hit Grafton.
Marcus reports record revenue during third quarter 03-19-2015
MILWAUKEE — The third quarter of fiscal 2015 saw record revenue for Marcus Corporation, which reported Thursday total revenues of $120,153,000, a 9.4 percent increase from revenues of $109,845,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
Fanning the flames of success 03-19-2015
WAUKESHA - Terri Stine started making candles in 2013 to occupy her time after her daughter went to college, but her empty-nester hobby quickly caught fire - so to speak - and people flocked to farmers markets around the area to pick up her hand-poured 100-percent soy wax candles.
Mukwonago strives to control its future 03-19-2015
MUKWONAGO - At a time when local control has been weakened with levy limitations, Mukwonago Village Administrator John Weidl would like to see his municipality use one of the best tools he believes it has to spur economic development - tax incremental financing.
Madison tech startup receives $500,000 state loan 03-18-2015
MADISON — App developer Fetch Rewards Inc. has received a $500,000 loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help the Madison startup to continue growing.
Kohl’s employees to start moving into Innovation Center 03-18-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS - Beginning this month Kohl’s employees will start to move into the new Kohl’s Innovation Center on its main corporate campus with the move completed in June.
Aurora target of cyber attack; employees’ information could be affected 03-18-2015
MILWAUKEE - Aurora Health Care notified its employees Wednesday that the company was the target of a sophisticated cyber attack that affected some of its workstations and servers and that employee information could be affected.
Actuant says decline in sales primarily due to strengthening dollar 03-18-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — Citing the dramatic strengthening of the U.S. dollar, Actuant on Wednesday said its total sales declined 8 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2014.
DSW shoe store to open locations in Mequon, Racine 03-18-2015
MEQUON —DSW Inc. announced Wednesday that it will open two stores in Racine and Mequon.
Beautifying the area 03-18-2015
Tom and Peggy Bruce will increase curb appeal one home at a time in Washington and area counties with their decorative concrete business.
Knowledgeable networking 03-18-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Networking is highly recommended for growing a business, but for a small business owner, finding the time or capitalizing on the opportunity can be a struggle.
$2.7 million bid approved for City of Pewaukee sports complex 03-18-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - A proposed sports complex in the City of Pewaukee took another step toward becoming reality Monday night.
Retail development proposed for former Danceland in Sussex 03-17-2015
SUSSEX — Developer Roger Duchow has his eyes set on a busy corner in Sussex for a retail development, which is currently the site of a vacant building that once was home to Marchese’s Danceland.
Northwestern Mutual continues sponsorship of NCAA championship games 03-17-2015
MILWAUKEE — As March Madness heats up, Northwestern Mutual announced it will continue its partnership with the NCAA and will be the exclusive presenting sponsor of the First Four, Round 1 of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, taking place today and Wednesday.
Sargento Foods to expand Elkhart Lake technical center 03-17-2015
PLYMOUTH — Sargento Foods continues its facility expansions with the details being finalized for a larger technical center in Elkhart Lake.
Downtown districts can apply for revitalization help 03-17-2015
MADISON — Community leaders who are looking to revitalize their downtown or urban commercial districts can apply to be part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Connect Communities program, an initiative that works with those organizations to advance revitalization efforts.
Tech Summit to offer info on available business resources
03-17-2015
WAUKESHA - During the second annual Wisconsin Tech Summit in Waukesha on Monday, a series of workshops and discussions will be held regarding resources available through a variety of programs, initiatives and partnerships.
Underwater mortgages increase during fourth quarter 03-17-2015
IRVINE, CALIF. -  The number of  underwater mortgages increased by 3.3 percent during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider.
Miro Tool & Mfg. adds new equipment
03-17-2015
WAUKESHA - Miro Tool & Mfg., Inc., a contract manufacturer specializing in metal stamping, fabrication and machining, has added a new Mitsubishi laser to its Waukesha facility.
Fitting into Mequon 03-17-2015
MEQUON - During a February meeting of Mequon’s Planning Commission, members took turns praising Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s plans to build a clinic in Mequon.
Kelley’s Drive Thru Market to close 03-17-2015
CEDARBURG — After about a year and a half of successfully filling a convenience niche in downtown Cedarburg, Kelley’s Drive Thru Market is closing on March 28.
Campbellsport store carries drones 03-17-2015
Rural residents may soon hear the whir of rotors mixing with the guttering sound of sandhill cranes over Wisconsin fields.
Former Chinese restaurant gets makeover 03-17-2015
The ornate architectural Chinese details of Ching Hwa Restaurant at 1947 E. Main St. in Waukesha have been removed in anticipation of Solo Salons moving into the space.
Does Affordable Care Act get a passing grade so far? 03-17-2015
WAUWATOSA — Nearly five years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, health organizations and industries connected to them are evaluating how the first years have gone and what the major effects have been.
Lake Country residents continue to slake thirst with microbrews 03-17-2015
OCONOMOWOC — With a desire to increase the awareness of its locally brewed beers, the owners of Leisure Brand Beer will open a brewpub this week in Oconomowoc — just as interest in small-batch beer hits an all-time high.
Midwest only region that sees builders’ confidence increase in March 03-16-2015
MADISON —Overall, builders of single-family homes across America felt less confident in the housing market in March, according to a report released Monday by the National Association of Home Builders; however, the Midwest showed a significant increase in builders’ confidence for the same period.
Pabst bottling building to be remade into educational, retail facility 03-16-2015
MILWAUKEE — The largest of the former Pabst brewery buildings has been sold and will be remade into a multi-purpose educational building.
Merrill awarded $400,000 grant from WEDC 03-16-2015
MERRILL — The city of Merrill was awarded a $417,250 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Idle Industrial Sites Redevelopment Program, which encourages redevelopment on abandoned properties.
Businesses see more green for St. Patrick's Day 03-14-2015
HARTLAND - As St. Patrick’s Day has grown in popularity around the country in recent years, so have the opportunities for businesses to capitalize on the day when everyone can be Irish.
ITU AbsorbTech promotes old-fashioned values, current approaches 03-14-2015
NEW BERLIN - While ITU AbsorbTech Inc. may foster an old-fashioned feeling when it comes to its personal customer service, it has a much more modern feel when it comes to its sustainable practices; however, those energy-and water-saving aspects were part of the original business started in about 1908 by President James Leef’s grandfather George.
Journal Communications and Scripps to finalize transaction April 1 03-13-2015
CINCINNATI — E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Communications are expected to complete the spin-offs of their respective newspaper businesses and, with respect to Scripps, the payment of a special cash dividend April 1.
David J. Frank Landscape Contracting wins 9 state awards 03-13-2015
GERMANTOWN —David J. Frank Landscape Contracting announced it received nine awards from the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association for its work on a variety of residential and commercial landscapes.
Harley-Davidson to lay off 169 people at Kansas City facility 03-13-2015
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Harley-Davidson will reducing its staff at its Kansas City, Mo. facility by about 169 people, according to a company spokeswoman Friday.
Reinders Green Industry Conference attracts record numbers 03-13-2015
WAUKESHA - Sitting in the driver’s seat of Toro’s GeoLink on Thursday morning, Dominic Frese was able to get a good sense of what it would be like to control the GPS-guided chemical sprayer at the Meadowbrook Country Club, where he works as assistant supervisor.
Plans to expand Pewaukee’s Horizon Elementary School on hold 03-13-2015
PEWAUKEE - With enrollment growth projected, Pewaukee school officials have pitched expanding Horizon Elementary School. Concerns about parking and landscaping, however, have stalled the project - for now, at least.
Home sales flat in area, up in Waukesha County 03-13-2015
WAUKESHA - While home sales in metro Milwaukee were essentially flat in February, Waukesha County saw a nearly 17 percent increase over the same time last year, according to data from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Ribbon-cutting planned for new Quintessa 03-12-2015
TOWN OF DELAFIELD — The third location of Quintessa Aesthetic Center has opened in Delafield and a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration are planned for noon to 7 p.m. March 26.
Image Makers named agency of record for accessories business 03-12-2015
WAUKESHA — Image Makers Advertising in Waukesha announced Thursday it has been selected by Ooh La La … accessories as its agency of record.
Generac wants to make installation easier with new products 03-12-2015
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Power Systems announced this week that it has launched two new technologies with the intent of making installation of an automatic home backup generator easier and more affordable for homeowners.
Community meeting scheduled for proposed Bay View project 03-12-2015
MILWAUKEE —An informational meeting will be held 6 p.m. Monday on a proposed $40 million, 307-unit apartment complex that would be located on the former Sweet Water Organics site at 2151 and 2181 S. Robinson Ave.
ZBB Energy creates battery for the commercial and building market 03-12-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — ZBB Energy Corporation announced it has created the ZnBr flow battery, which is designed to for behind-the-meter energy storage applications in the commercial and industrial building market.
Badgers coach Bo Ryan appears in Wisconsin ad 03-12-2015
MADISON —University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan stars in the most recent Wisconsin Department of Tourism TV commercial.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Mequon clinic closer to a reality 03-12-2015
MEQUON — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s plans to build a full-service clinic in Mequon cleared two significant hurdles Tuesday as the Common Council rezoned the property and lifted a deed restriction.
A shift in vision? 03-12-2015
MEQUON — The vision for the Mequon Town Center development took a detour Monday as the Planning Commission approved a request from the developer that city staff said abandons one of the Town Center’s primary goals.
City giving up on TIF District No.2 03-12-2015
CEDARBURG — With a unanimous vote at Monday’s Common Council meeting, members closed the city’s second tax incremental finance district, having to write off $190,000.
Magnetek’s sales increase 15 percent during fourth quarter 03-12-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS —During the fourth quarter of 2014, Magnetek reported net sales of $29 million, an increase of 15 percent compared to the same period in 2013, which the Menomonee Falls company attributes mainly to higher sales into material handling and elevator markets.
Comparable store sales increase for Bon-Ton in fourth quarter 03-12-2015
MILWAUKEE — Comparable store sales for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. increased in the fourth quarter and for the entire fiscal 2014 year, according to a report Thursday.
Mukwonago considering TIF district to promote development 03-12-2015
MUKWONAGO - In an effort to promote construction of mixed use and residential development of vacant and existing sites near the Main Street corridor, the village is considering creating a tax incremental financing district.
Going beyond local, national borders to expand businesses 03-12-2015
PEWAUKEE - As a small business owner, it’s easy to think in local terms, but during Wednesday’s Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Executive Director Nancy Waters encouraged business owners to look beyond the borders of the city and village of Pewaukee.
We Energies expects to sell Milwaukee County Power Plant this year 03-11-2015
WAUWATOSA — We Energies confirmed Wednesday that it is negotiations to sell the Milwaukee County Power Plant and the associated steam and chilled water distribution network.
Piala’s to hold job fair Friday 03-11-2015
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — In order to meet the continued growth of its landscaping division, Piala’s Nursery & Garden Shop will hold a job fair from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Good Harvest to have job fair for growing business 03-11-2015
PEWAUKEE —As Good Harvest Market prepares to move into a larger store, it will host a job fair in order to fill up to 24 full- and part-time positions.
Wheaton Franciscan to offer Exact Science’s Cologuard 03-11-2015
MADISON — Exact Sciences Corp. announced Wednesday that Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is the first health care system in Milwaukee to offer its screening test for colorectal cancer called Cologuard.
Arby’s to be built in New Berlin 03-11-2015
NEW BERLIN — The third largest Arby’s franchisee in the United States plans to build a new location in New Berlin near the corner of Moorland and Beloit roads.
Unemployment rises in Waukesha, Milwaukee 03-11-2015
MADISON — While the unemployment rate was lower in Waukesha and Milwaukee in January compared to the same period a year before, it increased since December.
Shareholders approve merger between E.W. Scripps and Journal Communications 03-11-2015
MILWAUKEE — During two separate meetings held Wednesday, the shareholders for E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Communications approved previously announced spinoffs and mergers for the companies.
Northwestern Mutual awards $285,000 in grants 03-11-2015
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual announced Wednesday that it is donated $285,000 in grants through its foundation’s Community Service Award program.
Fruit of their labor 03-11-2015
HARTFORD — One of the newest restaurants in the city offers a bright friendly atmosphere and fresh homemade food.
Polk Town Board OKs permit for trucking company 03-11-2015
TOWN OF POLK — Town Board members approved a preliminary site plan and business use permit for Double J Transport trucking company during their Town Board meeting Tuesday night.
ProHealth Care announces new emergency department in Mukwonago 03-11-2015
MUKWONAGO - ProHealth Care announced an expansion into Mukwonago with a new emergency department that will open July 6.
Hartland hires firm to analyze TIF districts 03-11-2015
HARTLAND - The Hartland Village Board agreed Monday to hire Ehlers to review two tax incremental finance districts.
This story will self-destruct in 60 minutes 03-11-2015
WAUWATOSA - Many children - and yes, even a lot of adults - fantasize about going on a James Bond-style mission to save Queen and country.
Report: metro Milwaukee employers fourth in the country for hiring 03-11-2015
MILWAUKEE - A survey of employers in the Milwaukee area revealed they intend to hire more workers in the coming months, making it the fourth best employment outlook for a metropolitan area in the United States, a result that doesn’t surprise Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Inc. Board President Francisco Sanchez.
Connecture reports 45 percent increase in revenue 03-10-2015
BROOKFIELD — On Tuesday, Connecture, Inc. reported that its full year 2014 revenue increased 45 percent to $84.6 million compared to $58.3 million in 2013.
Jelly Belly looks to sell Pleasant Prairie facility 03-10-2015
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — The famous flavored jelly bean maker Jelly Belly plans to sell its warehouse in Pleasant Prairie and move distribution to Tennessee.
Main Street Business Workshop is Thursday 03-10-2015
WAUKESHA — A workshop targeting small downtown business owners will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in Waukesha.
Report: metro Milwaukee employers fourth in the country for hiring 03-10-2015
MILWAUKEE — A survey of employers in the metro-Milwaukee area revealed that 31 percent intend to hire more employees from April through June, while 3 percent responded that they will reduce payrolls.
SSM Health joins Brookfield-based Integrated Health Network 03-10-2015
BROOKFIELD —SSM Health, a network of hospitals and clinics, has joined Brookfield-based Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin, a clinically integrated network of major Wisconsin health systems and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dousman to receive award from Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.
03-10-2015
DOUSMAN — The village of Dousman will be recognized for infrastructure construction work with the Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award from Ruekert & Mielke, Inc., as well as a monetary award of $1,000 for the Dousman Area Chamber of Commerce.
Apples For A Cure campaign raises $40,000 for breast cancer research 03-10-2015
PEWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Hospitality Group LLC announced Tuesday that its 36 Wisconsin-based Applebee’s restaurants raised more than $40,000 for ProHealth Care’s breast imaging services and a genetic cancer research project.
Hartford home to a top exporter 03-10-2015
HARTFORD — American Exchanger Services Inc. was named the Small Business Administration’s Regional Exporter of the Year on Monday.
Hartford OKs Dunkin’ Donuts site plan change 03-10-2015
HARTFORD — Plan Commission members approved an amended site plan for the Dunkin’ Donuts on East Sumner Street that will modify the drivethru and remove an outdoor patio.
Racine’s DuraColor bought by out-of-state company 03-10-2015
RACINE — Large format digital and screen printer DuraColor has been acquired by California-based Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC for an undisclosed amount.
Walker signs bill making Wisconsin right-to-work state 03-10-2015
BROWN DEER  - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday signed into law a measure that prohibits requiring a worker to pay union dues, four years after the state effectively ended collective bargaining for public-sector employees.
Brookfield commission backs The Corridor project at Ruby Farms site 03-10-2015
BROOKFIELD - The proposed construction of a large-scale, mixed-use development within Brookfield’s historic Ruby Farms site moved one step closer to reality Monday.
Torch passed at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home 03-10-2015
WAUKESHA - Even though Mary Lou Charapata has handed over the reins of her century-old funeral home to Ryan Nowatka, she will continue to do what she loves - helping people as managing director.
A personal approach 03-10-2015
When Dr. Tracy Geiger and Dr. Jason Geiger opened North Shore Concierge Clinic, they brought a side of medicine back to Cedarburg that has been missing for decades: Doctors who make house calls, who are able to spend an hour with a patient and, in incorporating modern technology, welcome a text from a patient at any time of the day or night.
Goodwill Store in Brookfield to begin accepting donations Saturday 03-09-2015
BROOKFIELD — The new 21,000-square-foot Goodwill Store & Donation Center on Bluemound Road in Brookfield will begin to accept donations Saturday.
Old Navy to open in Bayshore Town Center
03-09-2015
GLENDALE — An Old Navy retail store will move into the 17,025-square-foot space that formerly housed an Applebee’s in Bayshore Town Center by late summer, according to a Monday announcement.
WEDC discovers delay in mailing past-due reminders
03-09-2015
MADISON — During an internal review, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation discovered that there had been a delay in mailing past-due reminders to companies regarding expenditures, but management was not made aware of the delay until January.
Wisconsin companies among most ethical in the world
03-09-2015
MILWAUKEE — Three Wisconsin companies, Thrivent Financial, Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup, were named a “2015 World’s Most Ethical Company” on Monday.
Rockwell Automation introduce space-saving graphic terminal 03-09-2015
MILWAUKEE — With its latest product release Monday, Rockwell Automation aims to reduce boot-up time and increase installation flexibility with the new space-saving Allen-Bradley PanelView 800 family of graphic terminals.
Spring job fair planned at WCTC in May
03-09-2015
PEWAUKEE —The Workforce Development Center at Waukesha County Technical College will hold a spring job fair in May.
Split opinions over right-to-work 03-09-2015
Newburg’s Marty Tackes is afraid the pension he’s been building for more than 25 years won’t be available in three years.
S. Main Street Shopko building sold 03-09-2015
WEST BEND - The Shopko building, 1710 S. Main St., has been sold.
R+L Carriers moving, expanding service center to Janesville 03-09-2015
JANESVILLE — On Monday, R+L Carriers announced that it will relocate its Canadian Gateway Service Center from Elgin, Ill., to Janesville, and will expand its service capabilities at the same time.
What do they stand for? 03-07-2015
WAUKESHA - Acronyms for business organizations often are casually mentioned in an economic announcement or in reference to a new statewide initiative, but what do they all mean?
Waterstone Financial reports decreased income in 2014
03-06-2015
WAUWATOSA — For the 2014 fiscal year, Waterstone Financial, Inc., the holding company of WaterStone Bank, reported a decrease of its net income to $12.7 million, compared to $14.7 million the year prior.
Menards comes down for The Corners
03-06-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Demolition starts on the former Menards on Bluemound Road on Friday afternoon to make room for The Corners of Brookfield retail and residential development.
Hydro-Thermal launches new product line
03-06-2015
WAUKESHA — Hydro-Thermal Corporation announced Friday it has launched a continuous food and beverage processing system product line called SilverLine.
Horlacher reaching out to small business owners 03-06-2015
MUKWONAGO - State Rep. Cody Horlacher, R-Mukwonago, wants to meet with small business owners both in his district and those who are not, to help foster conversation to benefit them.
Revenues increase for Cellular Dynamics during fourth quarter 03-06-2015
MADISON — During the fourth quarter of 2014, Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. reported an increase in revenue of 57 percent.
Plan Commission OKs changes on former quarry properties 03-06-2015
RICHFIELD — Much of the same opposition was heard when the Plan Commission on Thursday night approved a petition from the Village Board to rezone several properties to allow country estates development.
Bermico building owner files counterclaim 03-06-2015
WEST BEND - The owner of the former Bermico building has accused West Bend officials of sabotaging his efforts to repair and lease space in the decades-old structure.
Business owners: Parking needs to be addressed 03-06-2015
WEST BEND - When walking down Main Street in West Bend mid-afternoon, cars line the streets in parking stalls and some businesses agree the city needs to re-evaluate its parking ordinances and structure.
Panda may be up, running by August 03-06-2015
WEST BEND - West Bend’s South Main Street will soon see some major changes among its businesses.
Burritos and beer at software development open house March 18 03-06-2015
WAUKESHA - Ever thought of being a software developer? Need to hire one? Either way, you’re in luck.
'Upward pressure on wages' 03-06-2015
WAUKESHA - In February, giant box store Walmart announced it was increasing wages for 40 percent of its 1.3 million U.S. employees during the next six months, but it’s not only the large, national company that is feeling pressure to increase wages.
Foreclosures decrease in December in metro Milwaukee area 03-05-2015
MILWAUKEE — According to data reported by CoreLogic on Thursday, the foreclosure rate in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area decreased in December.
January’s unemployment lowest since August 2008 03-05-2015
MADISON — The Department of Workforce Development on Thursday reported that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent in January, the state’s lowest level since August 2008.
Carhartt retail store to open in The Mayfair Collection 03-05-2015
WAUWATOSA — Work wear brand Carhartt, Inc. will open a 6,228-square-foot store inside The Mayfair Collection this summer.
Better Business Bureau reports increased need for assistance in 2014 03-05-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Better Business Bureau released statistics for 2014 on Thursday that showed a 20 percent increase in instances of service and “substantial increases” in most areas of assistance.
Cleanup in sight for Amcast? 03-05-2015
CEDARBURG — Anticipating guidance and a remediation strategy for the Amcast Industrial Corporation site, Cedarburg city officials are awaiting word of a clean-up plan or alternative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after nearly a decade of talks and studies.
Generac adds new line of water pumps
03-05-2015
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Power Systems has launched a new line of clean water and semi-trash pumps to help homeowners and contractors deal with basement floods and emergency cleanup.
Cabela’s in Sun Prairie to open April 30 03-05-2015
SUN PRAIRIE —A new Cabela’s will open its doors in Sun Prairie on April 30 followed by a weekend-long celebration.
Aldermen shut out Fowler Lake Village claim 03-05-2015
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council closed the doors at its regular meeting Tuesday to confer with an attorney on a resolution rejecting a joint claim by firms involved in Fowler Lake Village, a failed mixed-use condominium complex downtown.
Downtown West Bend peppered by empty stores 03-05-2015
WEST BEND - A wedge-shaped building with black paper covering its windows has sat vacant for at least six years in downtown West Bend.
‘Bring on spring’ 03-05-2015
WAUKESHA — The Farmers Market marks the official start of spring in downtown Waukesha, and organizers are looking for vendors to help kick the season off right.
Roundy’s reports increases in net sales during the fourth quarter 03-05-2015
MILWAUKEE — Both the fourth quarter of 2014 and the full year ended with positive results for Milwaukee-based grocer Roundy’s, Inc.
Joy Global’s first quarter met with financial ‘challenges’ 03-05-2015
MILWAUKEE — The first quarter of 2015 was filled with many financial “challenges,” said CEO and President Ted Doheny on Thursday.
‘Inventory is ridiculously tight’ 03-05-2015
WAUKESHA - For the first time in years homebuyers are placing competing offers on homes, said real estate agent Bob Larson with First Weber Group in Waukesha on Wednesday.
Waukesha County second highest in new home construction 03-05-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Under sunny skies Wednesday, workers installed a roof on a home under construction in Oconomowoc despite the frigid wind to help keep up with the increasing demand for new home construction in Wisconsin - but especially in Waukesha County.
2014 lending grows over six percent at state-chartered banks 03-04-2015
MADISON – Total lending grew by 6.3 percent at Wisconsin’s state-chartered banks in the year ending Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
United Performing Arts Fund announces multi-million dollar campaign goal 03-04-2015
MILWAUKEE – The United Performing Arts Fund has a $11.86 million 2015 campaign goal, as announced at its annual Campaign Kickoff on Wednesday, March 4.
Wisconsin’s #1 SBA lender expanding into downtown Milwaukee 03-04-2015
MILWAUKEE – First Bank Financial Centre is opening its first downtown Milwaukee office location this spring at the corner of Milwaukee Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin named in 100 top hospitals in country 03--04-2015
MILWAUKEE – For the third straight year, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital is named in the annual 100 Top Hospitals list released by Truven Health Analytics.
Humana and Integrated Health Network announce Accountable Care Agreement 03-04-2015
MILWAUKEE – Humana Inc. and Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin are introducing a three-year Accountable Care Agreement in order to improve seniors’ health and wellness, effective as of Thursday, January 1, 2015.
Permit issued for Waukesha Farmers Market 03-04-2015
WAUKESHA — The city has issued a permit for the 2015 Farmers Market, City Attorney Brian Running told the Common Council at its Tuesday meeting.
Council doesn’t buy developer’s second round 03-04-2015
WAUKESHA — A developer’s last-minute shot at a luxury apartment development on the former Fox Head Brewery site fell flat again Tuesday night as the Common Council voted down a motion to reconsider rezoning the site.
Old shop, new tricks 03-04-2015
WAUKESHA - Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A child walks into a joke shop, thinks about how cool it would be to own it and a decade later - makes that dream a reality.
Thrivent Financial’s managed assets exceed $100 billion 03-03-2015
APPLETON — For the first time in company history, Thrivent Financial reported its assets under management/advisement surpassed $100 billion.
American Family Insurance equity increases 5.8 percent 03-03-2015
MADISON — On Tuesday, American Family Insurance reported that 2014 was a strong year for the Madison-based group of companies, which increased policyholder equity to almost $7 billion, an increase of 5.8 percent compared to 2013.
Kohl’s helps kids go on field trips in metro Milwaukee 03-03-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — For the third year, Kohl’s Care Field Trip Grant Program will help students in the metro-Milwaukee area go on field trips by donating more than $1 million.
Nominations sought for Wisconsin Innovation Awards
03-03-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Innovation Awards highlight the development of groundbreaking and innovative ideas that can include Internet startups and sustainable agriculture products.
Kohl’s supports hospitals with $21 million in donations 03-03-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — In 2014, Kohl’s Department Stores donated more than $21 million to 164 American hospitals as part of the Kohl’s Cares Hospital Program.
Weyco Group reports increased sales in fourth quarter 03-03-2015
MILWAUKEE —Quality footwear creator Weyco Group, Inc. reported a strong end to 2014 with the fourth quarter seeing an increase of sales of 21 percent compared to the same period in 2013.
Grafton-managed mutual fund celebrates fifth anniversary
03-03-2015
GRAFTON — The Convergence Core Plus Fund, managed by Grafton-based Convergence Investment Partners, recently reached its fifth anniversary.
Business participation sought for manufacturing career expo 03-03-2015
MEQUON — Ozaukee Economic Development and the Mequon-Thiensville School District have teamed up to host the seventh-annual Manufacturing and Career Expo on March 24 at Homestead High School, 5000 W. Mequon Road.
Seminar focuses on start-ups 03-03-2015
CEDARBURG — Business start-ups are typically long on great ideas and short on cash flow.
Fox Head developer hopes proposal gets better with age
03-03-2015
WAUKESHA — At its last meeting the Common Council spiked a plan to build a 202-unit luxury apartment building on the former Fox Head Brewery site, but tonight the council will reconsider its decision since the developer is proposing changing more than 60 of those units to senior housing.
Shopko to open 20 Hometown stores in rural communities
03-03-2015
GREEN BAY — Shopko announced its plans to open 20 Hometown stores in former Alco Stores, Inc. locations in several states.
Sprizzo Gallery Caffe' closing after 11 years 03-03-2015
WAUKESHA — After more than a decade in downtown Waukesha, Sprizzo Gallery Caffe' has closed its doors for good.
New Summit Credit Union branch in Waukesha set to open later this month 03-02-2015
MADISON – The Summit Credit Union branch in Waukesha, located at 1103 Spring City Lane, is expected to open on Monday, March 23.
American Family’s Gunder to deliver keynote at Wis. Tech Summit 03-02-2015
MADISON – Peter Gunder, the chief business development officer for American Family Insurance and one of the architects of the company’s involvement in Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial scene, will speak March 23 at the close of the 2015 Wisconsin Tech Summit in Waukesha.
SC Johnson acquires company in Czech Republic 03-02-2015
RACINE – SC Johnson has acquired HomeBrands A.S. from UNILEVER CR, spol. s.r.o. in the Czech Republic.
Conflict over quarry not over yet 03-01-2015
RICHFIELD — A couple who wants to purchase property at the former site of a closed sand and gravel pit say despite recent efforts by village officials, they’ll move ahead with their plan.
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Wesley Benbow named senior vice president for finance/chief operating officer of MCW 03-31-2015
MILWAUKEE – Wesley A. Benbow is the new senior vice president for finance and administration and chief operating officer of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
SC Johnson recognized in Venezuela and Mexico for commitment to workplace excellence 03-31-2015
RACINE – SC Johnson Venezuela and Sc Johnson Mexico are both recognized as a 2014 Best Workplace by the Great Place to Work Institute.
John Kastner of R.A. Smith National receives Young Engineer of the Year Award 03-31-2015
BROOKFIELD –  John Kastner, P.E., group manager with R.A. Smith International, is the recipient of the 2014 Young Engineer of the Year Award by the Milwaukee Metro Chapter of the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers.
Newsome named general counsel for Medical College of Wisconsin 03-30-2015
WAUWATOSA — John T. (Jack) Newsome was recently named vice president and general counsel for the Medical College of Wisconsin and will serve as chief legal officer and a member of the institution’s senior leadership team.
Witte joins Godfrey & Kahn 03-27-2015
MILWAUKEE - Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. announced that Edward (Ned) B. Witte has joined its Environment & Energy Strategies Practice Group as a shareholder in the firm's Milwaukee office.
Dunco becomes Ameriprise Financial private wealth advisor 03-27-2015
BROOKFIELD - Ameriprise Financial announced that Gary Dunco has become a private wealth advisor for the company.
Wisconsin Technology Council adds 9 to board of directors 03-27-2015
MADISON - The Wisconsin Technology Council added nine leaders to its board of directors.
Coldwell Banker Elite’s Spheeris and Blaska earn awards 03-26-2015
OCONOMOWOC — The owner of Coldwell Banker Elite in Oconomowoc and one its real estate agents recently earned awards.
Lueth earns American Family honor 03-26-2015
PEWAUKEE - Chris R. Lueth, an American Family Insurance agent in Pewaukee, was recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.
Darrel Daniels honored by Syngenta 03-26-2015
HARTFORD - Syngenta Agronomy Service Representative Darrel Daniels of Hartford was recently honored by his peers with the national “Leader” award from Syngenta.
Thompson Investment Management names new CEO 03-25-2015
MADISON ­­— Thompson Investment Management, Inc. announced that Jason Stephens has been named the chief executive officer of the company, as well as of Thompson IM Funds, Inc., effective March 31.
Waukesha insurance agent Guzman earns top honor for customer service 03-24-2015
WAUKESHA - American Family Insurance agent Leticia Guzman has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. 
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Heart Center achieves high rating 03-23-2015
MILWAUKEE — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Herma Heart Center has achieved a 3-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons or pediatric congenital heart surgery outcomes, according to an announcement Monday.
Frost & Sullivan honors Generac for natural gas generation 03-23-2015
TOWN OF GENESEE - Frost & Sullivan recently honored Generac Power Systems for its contribution to the North American natural gas generator set industry with the 2014 Natural Gas Generator Company of the Year Award.
WS Packaging names new CEO 03-23-2015
GREEN BAY — On Monday, WS Packaging Group, Inc. announced that Charlie Eitel has been named the Green Bay company’s chief executive officer effective April 1.
Match Day raises nearly $3.5 million for 20 Milwaukee-area nonprofits 03-20-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s fourth Match Day event held Thursday resulted in $3,490,552 raised to support 20 area food and shelter agencies.
Boys & Girls Clubs receives $2 million donation from Milwaukee businessman 03-19-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee announced Thursday it received a $2 million donation from businessman Albert Nicholas, the founder and chairman of the Nicholas Company, Inc., a Milwaukee-based investment advisory firm.
Lopez receives Young Alumna of the Year Award 03-18-2015
MILWAUKEE - Godfrey & Kahn attorney Rebeca M. Lopez has received the Young Alumna of the Year Award by the Father Danihy Alumni Club of Alpha Sigma Nu through Marquette University.
Valkoun named market president for iHeartMedia locally 03-17-2015
MILWAUKEE — iHeartMedia announced that Colleen Valkoun was named market president for its Madison and Milwaukee clusters.
PWSB’s James Showalter named to board of directors 03-17-2015
PORT WASHINGTON — Port Washington State Bank has announced that James S. Schowalter has been named to the bank’s board of directors.
Real estate agents join forces 03-17-2015
MEQUON — Richard Ruvin and Katie Falk, two of Milwaukee’s most prominent real estate players, have officially come together in a historic partnership under the roof of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Milwaukee North Shore office, a news release said.
White House of Music seeks to engage the community 03-17-2015
WAUKESHA — To increase its ability to engage the community, White House of Music has created a director of marketing position and hired Jenny Kosek to take on that role.
Alverno president to step down 03-16-2015
MILWAUKEE — In June 2016, Alverno College President Mary J. Meehan will step down as the educational institution’s first lay president after serving 12 years in that role.
Vrakas/Blum adds chief operating officer
03-16-2015
BROOKFIELD —The local public accounting and business advisory firm of Vrakas/Blum, S.C. announced the hiring of Sandy McGee as chief operating officer.
American Family agent Meunier earns honor for customer service 03-16-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Deb Meunier, an American Family Insurance agent in Oconomowoc, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.
Spectrum Brands names new CEO 03-16-2015
MIDDLETON —Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. announced Monday that it has named Chief Operating Officer Andreas Rouvé as the company’s new chief executive officer.
Nygaard joins R.A. Smith National as a civil engineer 03-13-2015
BROOKFIELD —Kristian Nygaard has joined R.A. Smith National, a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm in Brookfield, as a civil engineer in the land development services division.
Schaak named president of Scion Dental 03-13-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — John Schaak has been named president of Scion Dental, a dental benefit management company headquartered in Menomonee Falls.
Roundy’s announces appointments of Feil and Josefowicz 03-13-2015
MILWAUKEE — Roundy’s, Inc. announced Friday the appointment of Kimberly L. Feil to its Board of Directors and Gregory P. Josefowicz as lead director.
Delafield OFFICE donates 241 pounds of food 03-13-2015
DELAFIELD — Short Elliott Hendrickson’s Delafield office recently donated $2,780 and 241 pounds of food to support the Kettle Moraine Food Pantry in Wales.
Amenson joins Waukesha State Bank’s mortgage lending staff 03-11-2015
WAUKESHA —Waukesha State Bank announced Wednesday that Andrew Amenson has joined its mortgage lending staff with 11 years of industry experience.
Kapella named president of Patrick Cudahy 03-11-2015
MILWAUKEE — Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced that Daniel Kapella was promoted to president of Patrick Cudahy, effective March 1.
Oconomowoc man earns top insurance industry award
03-11-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Todd Sivak recently earned MassMutual Wisconsin’s Honor Agent of the Year award.
Lender has new team branch manager 03-11-2015
First Bank Financial Centre welcome Jackie Burtard to its team as branch manager of the West Bend location.
Tinder qualifies for Financial Advisor Leaders Conference 03-10-2015
WAUKESHA — Local Edwards Jones financial advisor Charles A. Tinder has qualified for the company’s Financial Advisor Leaders Conference, which recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial services firm.
Runzheimer International names new president 03-10-2015
WATERFORD — Runzheimer International announced Tuesday that Randy S. Mueller has been named the president of the employee mobility solutions company.
Advanced Pain Management hires new physician assistant 03-10-2015
WAUKESHA — Advanced Pain Management announced that Kimberly Marshall has joined the Waukesha and West Bend locations as a physician assistant.
Port Washington State Bank announces promotion
03-10-2015
PORT WASHINGTON — Port Washington State Bank recently announced the promotion of Shelly Hartmann to the position of loan servicing officer.
Mark Angelson rejoins Quad/Graphics’ Board of Directors
03-09-2015
SUSSEX — Print industry veteran Mark Angelson has rejoined Quad/Graphics’ Board of Directors, according to an announcement Monday from the Sussex-based company.
Summit Credit Union CEO named to advisory council 03-05-2015
MADISON — The CEO of Summit Credit Union, Kim Sponem, has been appointed to a three-year term on an advisory council that reports to the Chicago Federal Reserve System.
Former Aurora exec hired to lead Business Health Care Group 03-05-2015
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, the Business Health Care Group announced that Geoffrey A. Schick has been hired as the organization’s executive director.
Studio 360 Photography & Fine Art earns Business of the Year award 03-04-2015
PEWAUKEE – Studio 360 Photography and Fine Art Images is the recipient of the 2014 Business of the Year award from the Pewaukee Chamber of Business.
First Business Bank promotes Craig Cerbins
03-03-2015
BROOKFIELD — First Business Bank-Milwaukee announced Tuesday that Craig Cerbins was promoted to assistant vice president.
Image Makers announces new creative director 03-03-2015
WAUKESHA — Image Makers Advertising of Waukesha announced Tuesday that Tina Chovanec has joined the company as its new creative director.
Lemanske elected president of allergist organization 03-03-2015
MILWAUKEE — The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology announced that Robert F. Lemanske Jr., MD, was elected president of the organization for 2015-2016.
Wisconsin Newspaper Association elects new board 03-02-2015
WAUKESHA – Chris Hardie is the new elected president of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, as decided during the group’s 162nd annual convention held last weekend at Milwaukee Marriott West.
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