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Hawaii sues Ford, Nissan and Toyota over dangerous air bags
HONOLULU — Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. The complaint filed Wednesday says the manufacturers knew or should have known for more than a decade that air bags installed in their cars posed serious and sometimes fatal danger.
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WCBA to offer scholarships at Tour of Homes event 05-24-2017
This year’s Washington County Builders Association’s Tour of Homes expects to break some ground.
Botulism in California linked to Gehl Foods 05-24-2017
Gehl Foods in Germantown has been linked to a fatal botulism outbreak in California and the company says it is working with authorities to determine what caused the contamination.
How to take an idea and turn it into a business 05-24-2017
The idea for a small business can happen at any time, from a conversation with a stranger to driving along. For others, including Elizabeth Bartelt, the concept may spring from a lifelong passion.
Ion Sports Pub now open in West Bend
Are you ready for new tasty treats? Are you ready to set your taste buds tingling? If so, you might to want to drop by the Ion Sports Pub which opened at 1102 E. Paradise Drive on May 1.
Sendik's hosting veterans events during Memorial Day weekend 05-24-2017
WEST BEND - Sendik's Food Markets will host several events in local communities to honor veterans during Memorial Day weekend, including "Meet a Local Hero."
Work starts on energy-independent community 05-24-2017
NEW BERLIN - Work officially began with a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday on Wisconsin's first Net Zero community, which will be energy independent.
Delafield Sentry launches curbside grocery pickup service 05-24-2017
DELAFIELD - Albrecht Sentry Delafield Market announced Tuesday that it's launched an online grocery showing service that's available to pick up curbside.
Bucks, Johnson Controls build neighborhood sports complex 05-23-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls are partnering to build a multi-sport complex in a northwest Milwaukee neighborhood.
Meijer to offer store-to-door delivery in Wisconsin 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA — Meijer and its home delivery partner Shipt will offer store-to-door service from all of Meijer’s nine Wisconsin stores starting June 8.
Business Network International sets event 05-23-2017
SAUKVILLE — The Business Network International Business Alliance Roundtale will conduct a Visitor Day Thursday, June 8.
Rauser Agency plans lecture series 05-23-2017
MEQUON — The Rauser Agency, 10938 N. Port Washington Road, is sponsoring a series of one-hour information meetings at its office.
Port Washington State Bank, Spectrum Investment Advisors announce alliance 05-23-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Port Washington State Bank has announced a new alliance with Spectrum Investment Advisors of Mequon.
Waukesha County tapping into beer garden phenomenon 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - As the popularity of beer gardens grows in Wisconsin, the Waukesha County Parks and Land Use administration has been hoping to tap into the phenomenon - which it will finally do this summer when it partners with Raised Grain Brewing to operate Pop-Up Beer Gardens in three parks.
Husco International plans up for discussion 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Plan Commission will take up several items during its regular meeting Wednesday, including a request from Husco International to construct a 20,800-square-foot addition onto its Waukesha building at 2239 Pewaukee Road.
'An icon of Waukesha' 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - This past weekend was the one of the busiest ever for John’s Drive-In.
Planning OK’d for 70 acres in Dodge Industrial Park 05-21-2017
Development and marketing of an additional 70 acres in Hartford’s Dodge Industrial Park will get a shot in the arm after recent action by city officials.
Estate planning: A key to the future 05-20-2017
HARTLAND — It’s the one thing everybody has in common: We’re all going to die at some point. Though sometimes it can be a tough thought to stomach, it’s important that people remain proactive about it and plan before it’s too late.
Walker joins in jobs announcement, groundbreaking for brewery expansion 05-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — Governor Scott Walker joined Miller-Coors leaders on Friday in celebrating the expansion of the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee.
From his brother's garage to success 05-19-2017
If he had to do it all over again, Paul James wouldn’t change a thing — even the part where he lived in a garage for nearly two years.
Red Fox Crossing in New Berlin announces Tuesday groundbreaking 05-19-2017
NEW BERLIN - Construction for Wisconsin's first Net Zero Community will start with a ceremony on Tuesday.
Paper Source to open at The Corners on Friday 05-19-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - A store known for its premier paper products and unique gift items will open today in The Corners of Brookfield.
Reopening brings changes to Milwaukee Pizza Company 05-19-2017
WAUKESHA - The Milwaukee Pizza Company Cafe will hold a grand reopening May 26 to celebrate its growing popularity in the Waukesha community.
A. O. Smith names Kevin Wheeler president, chief operating officer 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE -- A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) today announced that Kevin J. Wheeler has been named president and chief operating officer.
Wisconsin unemployment lowest since February 2000
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in more than 17 years.
City approves redevelopment agreement for Eagle’s Landing at Lac La Belle 05-18-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council approved Tuesday the redevelopment agreement for Eagle’s Landing at Lac La Belle, a proposed project that would result in a 21-unit condominium building being built at the site of the Spinnaker’s restaurant.
First Federal Bank donates downtown Waukesha office to La Casa 05-18-2017
WAUKESHA — First Federal Bank of Wisconsin is donating its branch office at 134 Wisconsin Ave. to La Casa De Esperanza on July 1, according to a press statement.
Frill gift shop to close 05-18-2017
CEDARBURG — The bleak Wisconsin winters proved to be a frigid challenge for Frill Unique Gifts and Wishful Things. The Cedarburg business will close its doors June 10.
Town Center apartments a success story 05-18-2017
MEQUON — When plans for the first phase of the Mequon Town Center included 28 luxury apartments, many were skeptical there was any market for rental properties in a community dominated by four-bedroom homes and pristine lawns.
The Open is almost here 05-18-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann was in a bit of awe with who was walking past him: Milwaukee Brewers great “Stormin’” Gorman Thomas.
Rexnord sees rises in net sales in fourth quarter 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE - Rexnord Corporation reported sales increases in its fourth quarter on Wednesday.
OwnersEdge announces acquisition of Portage company
BROOKFIELD - BAYCOM, an affiliate of OwnersEdge, has acquired Communications Service Wisconsin and its 22 employees.
Restaurant delivery service launches in Waukesha County 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE - A new door-to-door food delivery service has launched in the metropolitan Milwaukee area.
Health clinic opens inside new West Bend Meijer location
West Bend’s Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin FastCare Clinic is available for residents at the new Meijer as of Tuesday and offers affordable access to care for minor health problems.
Meijer opens in West Bend 05-17-2017
Pomp and circumstance punctuated an event to commemorate the opening of a new retailer in the area. City officials, as well as those from the West Bend Area Chamber, joined Meijer representatives to celebrate the opening of their store at 2180 S. Main St. in West Bend, fulfilling a two-year process that culminated in today’s event.
Courtyard Brookfield completes room renovations 05-17-2017
BROOKFIELD - Courtyard Milwaukee Brookfield has completed its complete renovation of its guest rooms and public areas.
Business Alliance launches new website 05-17-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance has launched a new website.
Mac and cheese restaurant to open in The Falls 05-17-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS - A new restaurant specializing in the ultimate comfort food - macaroni and cheese - will soon open in Menomonee Falls.
Potawatomi to expand hotel with second tower 05-17-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announced Tuesday it will expand its Milwaukee hotel with an $80 million tower.
Café Hollander to open at The Corners on May 30 05-17-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Café Hollander will open for business at The Corners on May 30.
WCTC grows cybersecurity programs
WAUKESHA - Waukesha County Technical College just joined elite company in the cyber defense education world.
Horse sense made daily 05-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC - There are more horses in the world than you might think. It’s surprising an animal so large, graceful, majestic and powerful can hide in plain sight.
City funds Town Center parking study 05-16-2017
MEQUON — Many consider the Town Center and its array of businesses a welcome addition to Mequon, but it doesn’t take long for any discussion to get around to one topic: Parking.
Mequon Town Center: Two years later
MEQUON — Two years ago, the first businesses opened in the Mequon Town Center at the corner of Mequon and Cedarburg roads.
Wal-Mart hoping to use Tecumseh plant
GRAFTON – The long vacant Tecumseh property on North Street in Grafton may become home to Wal-Mart warehousing, though not permanently.
A career to bank on 05-16-2017
In banking, not much differs in what Bank A and Bank B offer to customers. So, the golden question in banking is often this: How do you set yourself apart from the others?
State responds to lawsuit against ‘butter law’ 05-16-2017
GRAFTON — The state responded just in time to a suit challenging its butter-grading requirements.
Explorium Brewpub planning summer kickoff party Saturday 05-16-2017
GREENDALE - Explorium Brewpub is kicking off its first summer event at Southridge Mall with a party.
Wisconsin’s first L.L. Bean to open at The Corners 05-16-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Wisconsins first L.L. Bean retail store will open at The Corners shopping development June 30.
Pick 'n Save stores to close in New Berlin, Pewaukee 05-16-2017
NEW BERLIN - For the past several years the competition between grocery stores in southeastern Wisconsin has gotten increasingly fierce and its latest victims are two Pick 'n Save stores, one in New Berlin and another in Pewaukee.
Waukesha Water Utility starting new rain barrel rebate program 05-13-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Water Utility is implementing a new water conservation program for rain barrel rebates.
Arby's proposed for Mukwonago 05-13-2017
MUKWONAGO - The village will consider adding a new fast-food location connected to a BP gas station.
Hartford airport project could begin in fall 05-12-2017
Work could finally begin in September on expansion and reconstruction of the Hartford Municipal Airport runway.
Emerson Launches Additional $63 Million Expansion for InSinkErator in Southeast Wisconsin 05-11-2017
RACINE, Wis. - Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the launch of an additional $63 million in strategic investments for InSinkErator’s Southeast Wisconsin operations, including nearly $34 million for a new headquarters and lab facility to be built in Mount Pleasant, along with $29 million in planned improvements at InSinkErator’s manufacturing facility in Racine.
Filling a need in the community 05-11-2017
A vision that was opened 21 years ago was recognized Wednesday on the Assembly floor at the State Capitol in Madison.
Kohl's profit soars, but key sales figure fell 05-11-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl's saw its first-quarter profit nearly quadruple from a year ago as it cut costs. But a key sales figure fell, and its stock tumbled more than 6 percent Thursday.
The Glen at Cedar Creek clubhouse now open 05-11-2017
CEDARBURG — The homes may still need to be built, but the clubhouse that serves The Glen at Cedar Creek and the surrounding area is now open.
Cedarburg Town Board says no monopole 05-11-2017
CEDARBURG — It was a win for at least one neighborhood last week when the Cedarburg Town Board voted to deny an application for a cell tower on the northeast side.
Guaranty grocery branches won’t reopen after takeover
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Friday’s closing of Guaranty Bank by federal officials will result in the permanent closing of two branches in Ozaukee County grocery stores.
Crossfit coming to Grafton 05-11-2017
GRAFTON — It’s time for Grafton to get CrossFit – though CrossFit isn’t actually all that is coming.
Old World Wisconsin brewing program to resume May 20
EAGLE - Old World Wisconsin intends to resume its brewing program beginning May 20.
Joey Gerard’s in Mequon to re-open as Mr. B’s 05-11-2017
MILWAUKEE - Bartolotta Restaurant Group announced Wednesday that Joey Gerard’s supper club in Mequon will become Mr. B’s steakhouse by the fall.
WEDC awards Johnsonville tax credits for expansion
MILWAUKEE - Johnsonville Sausage LLC. is expanding its operations in Sheboygan Falls.
State tourism economy up 3.2% in 2016
MILWAUKEE - Visitors helped pump nearly $20 billion into Wisconsin’s economy last year, according to a new report. Collectively, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties contributed a quarter of that figure.
April home sales down in metro-Milwaukee region 05-11-2017
MILWAUKEE - Home sales in the four-county metro-Milwaukee region declined 4.1 percent in April, according to a Wednesday release from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Commission approves Waukesha brewery’s relocation
WAUKESHA - Raised Grain Brewing Company, a 2-year-old business, will soon begin relocating its operations to the Hillcrest Business Center, following a city panel’s approval Wednesday.
Joe Mama’s offers delicious diversions
COLGATE — It’s more than a new coat of paint and a new atmosphere that’s different about the former Uncle Johnny’s, now under new ownership and a new name — Joe Mama’s Bar and Grill.
Froedtert & MCW FastCare clinic to open in West Bend
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will open a FastCare health clinic inside the new Meijer store at 2180 S. Main St., West Bend when the store opens Tuesday.
U-Haul acquires two more storage locations in county
WAUKESHA - U-Haul has opened two more self-storage areas in the county.
Harley teams with company to offer unique rental experience 05-10-2017
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson is teaming up with EagleRider, a motorcycle rental company, to rent out motorcycles for one-way trips.
Price Engineering adds two new suppliers 05-10-2017
HARTLAND - Price Engineering announced Tuesday that it has added the products of Poclain Hydraulics and Danfoss Drives to its lineup.
George Webb on Sunset to reopen 'as soon as possible' 05-10-2017
WAUKESHA - The George Webb restaurant on Sunset Drive is slated to reopen.
City's first Sendik's to open next month
WAUKESHA - The city's first Sendik's Food Market will open in about one month, and it's aiming to hire al
ost 60 employees.
Finance committee reinstates WEDC loan program 05-09-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker's jobs agency would be able to issue business loans again under provisions in the state budget the Legislature's finance committee approved Tuesday in a sign that Republicans' faith in Walker's flagship economic engine is growing again.
Enjoying the ride 05-09-2017
MEQUON — Indoor cycling enthusiasts just don’t have to worry about the things their outdoor counterparts encounter on a daily basis – there are no cars, no dogs and weather is never a problem.
New Hartford condo development proposed Concept plan clears first hurdle 05-09-2017
Hartford’s Plan Commission has approved a concept plan for a proposed 32-unit multi-family senior residential development.
Illinois manufacturer to move to Kenosha County 05-09-2017
BRISTOL - A metal fabrication firm from Illinois has decided to move its operations north to Kenosha County.
Waukesha Chamber plans to move 05-09-2017
WAUKESHA - The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce is on the move.
Making 'em happy at Mia's 05-09-2017
WAUKESHA - Often the owner of a restaurant is as well-known as the food he serves, and such is true for Sandy Cianciolo and his restaurant Mia's in downtown Waukesha.
DaVita acquires Purity Dialysis 05-09-2017
MILWAUKEE - DaVita Kidney Care continues to grow.
Waukesha Gander Mountain to stay open 05-08-2017
WAUKESHA — It has been a topsy-turvy ride for Waukesha’s Gander Mountain, which ultimately ended with the announcement that it will remain open after its parent company filed for bankruptcy after being purchased by Camping World.
CONNECTING workers with jobs 05-06-2017
PEWAUKEE — Cost, efficiency and time are three important aspects for workers who commute from Milwaukee to the suburban counties for their jobs.
Federal regulators close Guaranty Bank 05-06-2017
MILWAUKEE — Guaranty Bank was closed on Friday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver, according to a press release from the FDIC.
Report: Visitors spent $12.3 billion in Wisconsin in 2016
MADISON, Wis. — Visitors spent more than $12 billion in Wisconsin last year, marking the seventh straight year of tourism spending growth, according to reports the state Department of Tourism released Friday.
Wine, mead and so much more 05-05-2017
When it comes to harvesting grapes, making wine or opening a vineyard, the secret is in the timing for TJ and Anne Sommer, owner/operators of SoLu Estate Winery and Meadery near Cascade in Sheboygan County.
Critters in the attic? You know who to call 05-05-2017
Paul Jarod Winkelman, 36, and a Washington County native, loves owning and operating the business his father created in 1988 — Wildlife and Pest Control, Inc.
Village Board writes FDA, citing harm to public policy 05-05-2017
HARTLAND - After holding a three-day hearing, the Hartland Village Board sent a document to the Food and Drug Administration, saying that it found regulations imposed on the e-cigarette and vaping industry harm public policy and health, violate the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and were issued without coordination with Hartland.
Snap-on acquires U.K. company for $72 million 05-05-2017
KENOSHA - Snap-on Incorporated announced Thursday that it's acquired a United Kingdom tool company for $72 million.
Minute Men Staffing opens new Waukesha location 05-05-2017
WAUKESHA - Minute Men Staffing Services officially opened its new location last week.
Master Lock opens global headquarters in Oak Creek 05-05-2017
OAK CREEK - Master Lock Co. held a ceremonial 'unlocking' event Thursday to announce that its new global headquarters in Oak Creek is officially open for business.
Hamacher Resource Group breaks ground on new facility 05-05-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. broke ground for its new building in the city on Tuesday.
Kurber Construction moves into new Waukesha offices
WAUKESHA - Kurber Construction, LLC. is on the move.
Business owner allowed to use another boat slip on Lac La Belle 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Buddy’s Beach Bungalow at City Beach will be able to use two of the four boat slips behind the Oconomowoc Community Center following a Common Council vote that followed a good deal of discussion.
Commerce Street storage unit build well underway 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Completion of the four-building, 150 storage-unit property being built on Commerce Street should occur in August, said Ken Herro of Oconomowoc Realty, the company which owns the units.
Pabst Farms granted 8 liquor licenses 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pabst Farms Development was granted eight liquor licenses from the Oconomowoc Common Council on Tuesday in a move that will also have a positive impact on businesses outside of the Pabst Farms confines.
Former Buca owner allegedly committed fraud to purchase restaurant’s food 05-04-2017
WAUKESHA — The former operator of Buca All Day Eatery and Grill has been charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court for allegedly using another man’s food stamps to purchase food for the former restaurant.
Wisconsin lawmakers circulating bills targeting big box stores 05-04-2017
Communities around Wisconsin have expressed frustration to state lawmakers over the 2008 Wisconsin Supreme Court property assessment decision that includes the “dark store” theory.
MSI General selected to renovate new instrument retailer
GREENFIELD — A new musical instrument retailer has tabbed Oconomowoc-based MSI General Corporation to perform an extensive renovation on a former auto repair shop.
Nissen Staffing adds TechRecruiters to roster 05-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Nissen Staffing Continuum has added engineering, technical and IT-oriented staffing firm TechRecruiters to its employee staffing, placement and personal services roster, the company announced in a Wednesday press statement.
City of Pewaukee council OKs plans for former American site
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The metamorphosis of the former American building at W229-N1400 Westwood Drive continued Monday after the Pewaukee Common Council approved several agenda items.
WEC Energy exceeds expectations in 1Q earnings report
MILWAUKEE - Despite warmer-than-usual weather We Energies parent WEC Energy Group Inc. reported higher earnings than last year in its fiscal first quarter Tuesday.
Mobile app aims to help grocery store shoppers 05-03-2017
A new way to shop for groceries is coming to Washington County starting Thursday.
Crews begin placing roof trusses on Bucks arena project 05-03-2017
MILWAUKEE - Construction of the new NBA arena in Milwaukee has reached a milestone as crews place the first of nine enormous roof trusses above the partially-finished steel structure.
Rheocast installs new brass die casting press 05-03-2017
Rheocast Company announced Thursday it enhanced its brass die casting capabilities with the addition of an HPM Model D-800 die casting machine at its Germantown facility.
Keller to build Lucky Petroleum & Quality Diagnostic Imaging 05-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Keller Inc. announced it has been hired to remodel a store for Lucky Petroleum in Milwaukee and build an interior remodel for Quality Diagnostic Imaging in Oak Creek.
Construction unemployment at lowest point since 2000
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin reported Tuesday construction unemployment for the month of March in Wisconsin reached its lowest level in 17 years, according to a news release which cited data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
USGA outlines operation plans for US Open
MILWAUKEE — New fan exhibits, along with the parking, transportation and security plans were all laid out during a presentation Tuesday by the United States Golf Association at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Overflowing its space 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - Wanting to stay loyal and connected to their customers that made craft beer brewer Raised Grain Brewing grow so quickly, the business owners have decided to expand in Waukesha.
Temporary beer gardens approved 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - A time-honored tradition that has gained favor in Milwaukee County in recent years is moving west to Waukesha late this summer.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly transferring ownership to employees 05-03-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly Inc., a franchisee of Piggly Wiggly Midwest, announced Tuesday the transfer of 100 percent ownership of the company to its employees via an employee stock ownership plan.
HUSCO proposing nearly 21,000 square-foot expansion 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - Just months after announcing it was laying off 100 employees at its headquarters, HUSCO International is proposing a 20,800-square-foot expansion and extensive renovation at the facility.
Cedarburg entities partner up for branding initiative 05-02-2017
CEDARBURG — City entities are pooling their resources to fund an initiative that aims to strengthen and unify Cedarburg’s brand.
Grafton’s Gilman Precision acquires Roller Precision 05-02-2017
GRAFTON — Gilman Precision recently acquired Roller Precision Spindle Repair, owned by John Roller, who will join Gilman’s team as the spindle repair supervisor.
Day care proposed for 5 Corners area 05-02-2017
CEDARBURG — Following a public hearing April 19, the town of Cedarburg Plan Commission voted in favor of a conditional use permit that would allow a day care center to operate at the former BMO Harris Bank building in the 5 Corners area.
HR practices changing with workplace culture shifts 05-02-2017
WAUKESHA - The vibe in workplaces around the country has changed as millennial employees increase in numbers, and with it, human resources departments have had to update their approaches.
Sears to close auto center at Brookfield Square 05-02-2017
BROOKFIELD - For decades, it was a go-to place to have your oil changed, brakes replaced and tires rotated.
An overflow of ideas for lakefront on near South Side 04-30-2017
MILWAUKEE — Enhancing riverfront water access, restoring wetlands and, yes, maintaining industrial buildings are in the mix of the Milwaukee Harbor District’s just-unveiled plans for the city’s near South Side.
New developments reflect changing retail landscape 04-30-2017
GREENFIELD — In the 1960s, they began sprouting up, touting year-round, climate-controlled conditions and a bounty of shopping options. The seas of asphalt-layered parking they offered reflected the growing popularity of the suburbs and consumers’ growing interest in using their autos for convenience.
A Belgian taste on Broadway 04-28-2017
WAUKESHA - A new face is making its way to downtown Waukesha with a Belgian taste. Chappie's on Broadway, 257 W. Broadway St., is an upcoming restaurant looking to provide food and family-friendly service.
Facing deadline, group says most Wisconsin dairy farms find new buyer 04-28-2017
MADISON — A dairy group says most of Wisconsin’s 58 dairy farms desperately looking for new milk buyers before a Monday deadline have found them.
Maxim’s creates new specials, unique food offerings to keep them coming back for more
OCONOMOWOC — Stepping into Maxim’s at Oconomowoc Depot may feel like taking a step back in time, but ordering off the menu feels current thanks to the updates made by new general managers Ross and Kayla Bukatz.
Elevating the career of other women 04-27-2017
CEDARBURG — Minal Hahm believes in the ripple effect. She even incorporated the concept into the logo of her civil engineering firm, M Squared Engineering.
Sendik’s opens at The Corners 04-27-2017
BROOKFIELD -  Sendik’s Food Markets celebrated opening its doors at The Corners of Brookfield location during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday morning.
Council to vote on granting liquor licenses to Pabst Farms
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council could vote Tuesday night on a resolution granting eight Class B liquor licenses to Pabst Farms Development.
Slinger panel: No recommendation on new self storage facility 04-27-2017
SLINGER — The village’s Plan Commission Wednesday night appeared to give a cool reception to possible construction of a 10-building self storage facility on a site along American Eagle Drive.
Personalized publishing 04-27-2017
WAUKESHA - Attempting to publish a book may inspire images of New York skyscrapers, slush piles of unread manuscripts and lots of rejection letters.
MSI General building first in nation to meet new energy guidelines 04-27-2017
KOHLER - A new Kohler Signature Store by First Supply is the first retail space in the nation to be awarded LEED gold certification with the new energy guidelines.
Fiserv reports steady GAAP growth in 1Q 04-27-2017
BROOKFIELD - Fiserv reported that its GAAP revenue experienced a solid increase in the first fiscal quarter compared to last year.
Badger Meter acquires Swedish company 04-27-2017
MILWAUKEE - Badger Meter Inc. announced that it's acquired a Swedish company that specializes in ultrasonic technology.
Rockwell sales up almost 8 percent in 2Q report 04-27-2017
MILWAUKEE - Rockwell Automation Inc. reported second quarter growth in sales Wednesday.
Oshkosh Corp. reports growth in military vehicles business in 2Q report 04-27-2017
OSHKOSH - Oshkosh Corporation saw growth in its military vehicle business, but restructuring charges led to a reported earnings decline in its second fiscal quarter.
Unemployment rates dropped across Wisconsin in March
MADISON - Seasonally-adjusted data released by the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday found that Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest it's been in 17 years.
Plan Commission gives final OK to McDonald’s revamp
WAUKESHA — Plans to raze and rebuild a 40-year-old McDonald’s restaurant building on Waukesha’s east side received a city panel’s green light Wednesday.
Aurora Sports Health, pharmacy move
SLINGER — Aurora Sports Health has moved to a new location in the village — 1061 E. Commerce Blvd.
Canadian dairy dispute could impact Wisconsin farmers 04-26-2017
WAUKESHA - The market change affecting dairy farmers whose products make their way to Canadian markets impacts far more farmers than the few dozen who are directly impacted, an official with the Waukesha County Farm Bureau said recently.
Hartland to hold hearing on role with vaping company, FDA
HARTLAND - The Hartland Village Board continues to explore ways it can advocate for one of the larger companies located within its borders by seeking change through the Federal Drug Administration.
Fiserv undergoes 'evaluation' of Brookfield headquarters
BROOKFIELD - With the future in mind, Fiserv has undergone an evaluation of its company headquarters in Brookfield.
Providence Place expansion to start soon 04-25-2017
GRAFTON — The Providence Place senior living community will soon move forward with an expansion approved last year.
Makeover slated for Pioneer and Cardinal 04-25-2017
CEDARBURG — Skirting the main path into the city of Cedarburg is a large, red brick building that previously housed the biodegradable plant pot manufacturer, Formart Containers.
Barking up the right tree 04-25-2017
GRAFTON — Just because a business finds interstate success doesn’t mean it’s not still a local business in your community. Bentley’s Pet Stuff began in the Chicago area, and opened a store in Grafton in February.
Don’t spend it if you don’t have it, and other Money Smart Week tips 04-25-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — If you have more dollars than sense, you’ll be glad to hear that this week is Money Smart Week, when thousands of free financial education classes and seminars are offered to consumers of all ages at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries and government agencies throughout the U.S.
Ozaukee home sales reflect spring thaw 04-25-2017
CEDARBURG — The spring home-sales market in Ozaukee County started earlier this year, compared to last year’s first quarter, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
TOTAL Mechanical to rebrand itself following acquisitions 04-25-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - TOTAL Mechanical announced Monday that it will rebrand TOTAL Residential, its residential division.
Wisconsin is 15th for manufacturing growth 04-25-2017
MADISON - At the end of March, Wisconsin ranked 15th for the rate of growth for manufacturing jobs compared to March 2016.
Orion nabs $1.9 million in contracts from Navy 04-24-2017
MANITOWOC — Orion Energy Systems has been tabbed by the U.S. Navy to retrofit two naval bases with its LED lighting products.
Manpower reports good solid first quarter 04-24-2017
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup Inc. reported a solid showing in its first fiscal quarter of the year.
A turning point for Southwest Side retail
GREENDALE — With unprecedented, rapid changes in consumer spending habits, Southridge Mall, the large shopping metropolis in the county’s southwest quadrant, faces an uncertain future.
Farewell sale to be held for Celtic Gypsey 04-24-2017
WAUKESHA — After the death of Celtic Gypsey owner Lynn Marie Flancher in January, a farewell sale will be held Saturday and May 6.
New Firehouse Subs promises to help community 04-22-2017
WAUKESHA — A Firehouse Subs is opening Tuesday on 180 E. Sunset Drive and owners Scott and Jennifer Weidner are excited to help out the community one sub at a time.
Finding workers in tight labor market
PEWAUKEE — As Wisconsin’s unemployment numbers continue to drop, employers were all the more eager to find qualified workers at a job fair on Thursday.
ProHealth Regency Senior Communities to expand New Berlin campus 04-21-2017
NEW BERLIN — ProHealth Care will sink $20 million into an expansion of its New Berlin campus of Regency Senior Communities, building three additions that will nearly double the number of apartments available for seniors, it was announced Thursday.
Wisconsin unemployment rate lowest since April 20000
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 17 years.
Laser tag, outdoor car shows coming to former American site 04-21-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A former home furnishings and electronics retail building continues its metamorphosis into an entertainment venue, following a Pewaukee panel’s pair of approvals Thursday.
Price Engineering to distribute Rethink Robotics 04-21-2017
HARTLAND — Robots are the future for many workplaces, and Price Engineering of Hartland will help to connect Wisconsin companies with the artificial intelligence machines they need via a contract with Rethink Robotics of Boston.
Council gives green light to Mills Fleet Farm 04-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pabst Farms Towne Center has been in need of a jump start for sometime and retail chain Mills Fleet Farm will get its shot to start the growth.
County supports axing dark store loopholes 04-20-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The Ozaukee County Board this month urged the state to pass legislation that would block the use of “dark store theory” for commercial tax assessments.
Cedarburg OKs food trucks 04-20-2017
CEDARBURG — After almost a year of deliberation, the Common Council determined Tuesday that mobile vendors, namely food trucks, will be allowed in at least some parts of the city.
Johnsonville tabs Pop-Dot to lead marketing effort for new product 04-20-2017
MADISON - Johnsonville will have the biggest product launch in company history this summer.
Guaranty Bancorp reports 1Q profits 04-20-2017
DENVER, CO. - Guaranty Bancorp reported big gains in first-quarter earnings Wednesday.
Badger Meter reports company records in first-quarter earnings 04-20-2017
MILWAUKEE - Badger Meter on Wednesday reported a record for its first quarter of the year.
Harley-Davidson reports declines in first quarter 04-20-2017
MILWAUKEE - Sharp declines in sales in the year's first quarter were the story for Harley-Davidson Inc., the company reported Tuesday.
Pewaukee's Benefit Services Group merges with firm 04-20-2017
PEWAUKEE - The Benefit Services Group, Inc. announced Wednesday it has merged with Hausmann-Johnson Insurance.
Trump voices support for Democrat Baldwin's 'American' bill 04-19-2017
MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump says he agrees "100 percent" with a proposal from Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin that would increase requirements to use American-made products in certain construction projects.
Study says tax credit has spurred manufacturing job growth 04-19-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison economics professor finds that a tax credit critics argue is too expensive has helped grow manufacturing jobs in the state.
WMC president/CEO suggests state should target Illinois workers 04-19-2017
In a column published by the quarterly magazine, “Wisconsin Business Voice,” Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Kurt R. Bauer suggested Wisconsin should target Illinois workers to solve Wisconsin’s workforce shortage.
All Out Marine wants to reconnect with customers 04-19-2017
ALLENTON — At the top of All Out Marine’s website, it says “Going ALL OUT for our customers.” They aren’t kidding.
Company pays for Kohlsville Fire’s new jaws of life 04-19-2017
KOHLSVILLE — Standing near a bright red, brand new first responder rig, several members of the Kohlsville Fire Department reminisced about the rig it is replacing.
Drop in to Flynn’s; where everyone knows your name
COLGATE — It’s fitting that a new Irish bar could open in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Lawmakers push bill authorizing robot deliveries 04-19-2017
MADISON — A pair of state lawmakers tried to persuade a Senate committee Tuesday to approve a bill that would allow delivery robots to traverse Wisconsin sidewalks and crosswalks.
Trump promises to find solution for Wisconsin dairy farmers 04-18-2017
KENOSHA, Wis. — President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York without a market for their product.
Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers 04-18-2017
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.
Oshkosh Defense receives $258 million contract from U.S. Army 04-18-2017
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC announced Tuesday it has received multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles.
UnitedHealth 1Q profit soars as ACA business shrinks 04-18-2017
UnitedHealth's first-quarter profit soared 35 percent as the nation's biggest health insurer slashed participation in Affordable Care Act exchanges but grew just about every other part of its business.
Wisconsin, New York governors ask Trump for help on milk 04-18-2017
MADISON, Wis. — The governors of Wisconsin and New York are urging President Donald Trump to address what they are calling Canada's "blatant violation of international trade agreements" hurting dairy farmers in the two states.
First Bank beefs up its website 04-18-2017
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has a new literacy section on its website.
CUW launches health initiative 04-18-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy, in partnership with CUW’s Batterman School of Business and with financial support from The Dohmen Co., has announced a new initiative to drive change in the way health care is delivered to people living with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension and blood pressure, throughout Wisconsin, according to a news release.
Cedarburg Chamber commissions new marketing video
CEDARBURG — Sightings of an unmanned aerial vehicle floating around Cedarburg skies this year should be no cause for concern: Doug Edmunds of Cedarburg-based Edmunds Studios Photography will be using drone technology to capture some birds-eye footage of the community as part of a new video project commissioned by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce.
A growing concern 04-18-2017
Education, health care, access to land, capital and the internet have brought challenges to another generation of farmers.
New storage facilities proposed in Slinger 04-18-2017
A Slinger area developer is proposing the construction of about 52,000 square feet of enclosed storage space on a 4.42 acre property on the south side of American Eagle Drive.
Home values up an average of 10 percent in Slinger 04-18-2017
SLINGER — Property owners in the village recently received notice of the new assessment value of their property after a new revaluation was completed.
Sentry Equipment acquires Texas company 04-17-2017
OCONOMOWOC — In an effort to expand its offerings, Oconomowoc-based Sentry Equipment acquired Cobra Sampling, Inc., a gas and liquid sampling and service provider based in Houston, Texas.
rue21 closing stores in state, including Waukesha and West Bend 04-17-2017
WAUKESHA — Of the 400 store locations that rue21 is closing, several are in southeastern Wisconsin including the stores in Waukesha and West Bend.
Snap-on says Trump visit will promote manufacturing
MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump planned to tout his call to "buy American and hire American" during a stop at the headquarters of a Wisconsin-based tool manufacturer that sees the visit has a chance to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's future.
Burkhart Construction moving to Richfield 04-16-2017
RICHFIELD — Soon Butler’s loss will be Richfield’s gain. Burkhart Construction, which is currently headquartered in Butler, will be moving to the village’s Endeavor Business Park on Endeavor Road next to the daycare facility — Innovation Station.
Brookfield explores building a conference center near mall 04-15-2017
BROOKFIELD —The city of Brookfield is pursuing the construction of a conference center in partnership with a hotel developer or conference center operator.
Spring City Trolley business for sale for $100,000 04-15-2017
WAUKESHA —You can make the wheels on the trolley go round and round should you want to buy Spring City Trolley, LLC for $100,000.
Hard Knocks Laser Tag proposed for old American TV building 04-14-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A laser tag business that sends participants on missions wants to open in the former American TV building at W229-N1400 Westwood Drive.
West Bend officials revise revolving loan fund 04-14-2017
West Bend officials are expanding the businesses they will potentially subsidize for infrastructure projects to those they previously excluded.
Less than 60 days away 04-14-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — A puzzle with seemingly a million pieces two years ago is coming together with only a few stray pieces left on the table.
Kirby Built Products leases new industrial space on Northview 04-14-2017
WAUKESHA - The large, newly-built industrial and office space building on Northview Road has its first tenant, Kirby Built Products LLC, which has leased 116,176 square feet of space.
Federal judge halts sale of Irish butter over trademark suit
MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge has ordered a Wisconsin creamery to stop sales of its Irish butter in the state while the creamery is being sued for trademark infringement.
Leaving luxury for a landfill 04-13-2017
MEQUON — Over the last six years, hundreds of teens from Mequon, Cedarburg and other North Shore communities have had their eyes opened and lives changed in a Jamaica garbage dump.
REV Group acquires Midwest Automotive Designs in Indiana 04-13-2017
MILWAUKEE —REV Group announced it has acquired Indiana-based Midwest Automotive Designs, a custom van “upfitter“ that develops and manufactures luxury vehicles for end segments including motorhomes, shuttle vans, limousines, and customized executive transportation vehicles.
Oconomowoc Utility rewards company for installing LED lights 04-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc Utilities has rewarded another area business for its energy savings efforts.
Mequon’s Gateway Plastics to expand 04-13-2017
MEQUON — Gateway Plastics, which already has a 280,000-square-foot facility in Mequon, received initial city approval Monday for a major expansion.
Grafton business owner takes on 'irrational' butter law
GRAFTON - A group of four Wisconsin residents, including Grafton resident Kathleen McGlone, owner of Slow Pokes Local Food, is filing suit against the state for imposing onerous labeling requirements on the sale of butter.
Text messaging marketing business opens in Delafield
DELAFIELD - Text message marketing business WiRmobile has launched in Delafield.
Sendik's backs out of planned Muskego build 04-13-2017
MUSKEGO - Sendik's Food Market is staying out of Muskego.
Hartland-based Frontier Title & Closing Services expands into Milwaukee 04-13-2017
HARTLAND - Frontier Title and Closing Services, LLC announced it has opened its third office in Wisconsin, this one in downtown Milwaukee.
Firehouse Subs expected to open April 25 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA - The new Firehouse Subs on Sunset Drive in Waukesha is slated to open April 25.
Branching out to bring them in 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA - Allo Chocolat co-owner Roger Igielski doesn't want to have all of his eggs in one basket when it comes to his business so he has sought to diversify his revenue streams.
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Five O’Clock Steakhouse to receive award 05-23-2017
MILWAUKEE - The Five O’Clock Steakhouse will be honored with an award that recognizes its investment to the community Thursday.
Business Alliance announces scholarship recipients 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced this year’s recipients of the Mary Baer Schools2Skills scholarship.
Dean Rennicke joins CUW 05-23-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin has hired Dean Rennicke, a former executive of Kapco Inc. and the Lakeshore Chinooks, as its newest member of the advancement team.
Shorewest, Realtors® West Bend Office Recognizes The Top Sales Associates For April, 2017 05-18-2017
The West Bend/Hartford Office has 43 licensed sales associates and specializes in the Washington, Dodge, Ozaukee and Fond du Lac County areas.
A. O. Smith names Kevin Wheeler president, chief operating officer 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE -- A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) today announced that Kevin J. Wheeler has been named president and chief operating officer.
Carroll University hires new president 05-17-2017
WAUKESHA — Only days after retiring Carroll University President Douglas Hastad congratulated the graduating class of 2017, his successor was named — Cindy Gnadinger.
Fresh Thyme opens in Brookfield 05-17-2017
BROOKFIELD - The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 9 for the official opening of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in Brookfield.
Waukesha County Center for Growth celebrates one-year anniversary 05-17-2017
WAUKESHA - Last week, the Waukesha County Center for Growth celebrated its one-year anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house.
Charleston|Orwig announces two promotions 05-17-2017
HARTLAND - Charleston|Orwig has promoted two of its employees, the company said in a Tuesday news release.
Business Alliance honors young professionals 05-17-2017
WAUKESHA - On Tuesday, the Waukesha County Business Alliance honored eight professionals in the county that are working to better themselves professionally and have a lasting impact on the surrounding community.
Schlitt named executive director of Mukwonago YMCA 05-16-2017
MUKWONAGO — The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County announced Tuesday it has named Laurie Schlitt the new executive director of the Mukwonago YMCA.
Kettle Moraine DECA students compete at international conference 05-16-2017
WALES -Recently, students from Kettle Moraine DECA (an association of marketing students) returned from the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California which took place between April 26th and 29th.
Waukesha Metal Products earns safety award 05-16-2017
GRAFTON — Waukesha Metal Products was recently chosen to receive a 2017 Safety Award of Honor from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International.
CUW professor to lead pharmacy panel 05-16-2017
MEQUON — A Concordia University Wisconsin pharmacy professor is the new president of the American Pharmacists Association’s Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, a nationwide network of more than 62,000 professionals and students in the pharmacy field.
Mequon’s Bucher earns honors 05-16-2017
MILWAUKEE — Mequon resident Scott Bucher, president of Traction Factory, recently earned numerous industry accolades.
Nonprofit Chosen adds Family Closet, offices 05-16-2017
WAUKESHA - Chosen, a nonprofit that offers foster-care and adoption support, recently opened a new office space and added a Family Closet in downtown Waukesha.
STEP Industries moves to new facility
MILWAUKEE - STEP Industries, a nonprofit contract manufacturer that exclusively hires people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse to help them get back on their feet, recently moved to a new facility in Milwaukee.
Terex appoints Weber VP/GM 05-16-2017
WAUKESHA - Terex Utilities announced that it has promoted Clint Weber to  vice president and general manager.
Exhibit Systems hires new account executive 05-13-2017
BROOKFIELD - Exhibit Systems announced recently that it’s hired a new account executive.
W.M. Sprinkman hires national accounts manager 05-13-2017
WAUKESHA - W.M. Sprinkman Corporation announced recently that it’s hired Brian Armstrong as its new national accounts manager.
Milwaukee Rep names May Adrales new associated artistic director 05-11-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is proud to name associate artist May Adrales as a new associate artistic director for the 2017-’18 season beginning this fall.
Chamber honors three 05-11-2017
GRAFTON — The decision is in, and Grafton has three outstanding presentations to make next week.
Johnson Financial names new bank president 05-11-2017
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Financial Group announced Wednesday that it’s hired a new president of Johnson Bank.
AFFIRM Agency wins awards from Business Marketing Association 05-10-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - AFFIRM Agency was honored with Best of Show and a Bell Award from the Business Marketing Association Milwaukee at the BMA's 2017 Bell Awards banquet on April 27.
County residents receive accounting awards 05-10-2017
WAUKESHA - Three Waukesha County residents received high honors at the 2017 Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Excellence Awards on May 4 in Milwaukee.
Ruth Patterson joins Johnson Bank as assistant VP 05-09-2017
MILWAUKEE — Ruth Patterson has joined Johnson Bank as assistant vice president/senior mortgage loan officer, Gus Hernandez, the bank’s regional president, announced.
Ozaukee Realtors executive earns recognition 05-09-2017
CEDARBURG — Tina Dorward, association executive of Ozaukee Realtors Association, is being honored by the National Association of Realtors with the Certified Executive designation, which recognizes exceptional efforts made by Realtor association executives.
The Roberts Group promotes Hansch 05-05-2017
WAUKESHA - The Roberts Group announced Thursday that it's recently promoted an employee.
Carroll appoints Bialek as dean of the School of Business 05-04-2017
WAUKESHA - Carroll University has appointed Dr. Steven Bialek as dean of the School of Business. He will begin in July as the founding dean of the newly-created school at the university.
MSI General adds new project superintendent 05-03-2017
OCONOMOWOC - MSI General Corporation announced it’s recently added a new member to its team.
Roadrunner Transportation announces new management team, $540 million investment 05-03-2017
CUDAHY - Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. announced a new management team Tuesday.
The Shinery celebrates its opening 05-02-2017
Cedarburg officials joined owners of The Shinery, Troy and Lisa Reissmann, center, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Shinery, a moonshine sampling house at Cedar Creek Settlement.
Anne Brannon joins Johnson Bank as assistant VP 05-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — Anne Brannon has joined Johnson Bank as assistant vice president, senior loan officer.
Farrow joins Milwaukee 7 as co-chair 05-02-2017
WAUKESHA - Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has joined the Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Partnership as a co-chair for 2017-19.
Waukesha-area businesses donate van
WAUKESHA - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson joined the Rev. Jerome Smith Sr. and Waukesha County Business Alliance President Suzanne Kelley as the Business Alliance presented the Joseph Project with a van donated by Waukesha-area businesses.
Shamrock Building Inspection Consultants joins chamber 04-26-2017
HARTLAND - The Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomed Shamrock Building Inspection Consultants as a new member recently.
Chamber welcomes Evancer Resource Group 04-26-2017
HARTLAND - The Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomed Evancer Resource Group, a manufacturer's rep agency, as a new member recently.
Birch & Banyan Coffee joins chamber
HARTLAND - The Hartland Chamber of Commerce board of directors and ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 18 at Birch & Banyan Coffee to celebrate its successful opening in Hartland.
Patterson to join Johnson Bank as assistant VP 04-25-2017
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Bank Milwaukee announced Monday that it has hired a new assistant vice president.
Source One Technology joins Alliance
WAUKESHA - Jesse Rink Source One Technology holds his Waukesha County Business Alliance membership plaque.
Oconomowoc Health Center holds ribbon-cutting 04-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 1 at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's Oconomowoc Health Center, 1230 Corporate Center Drive, Oconomowoc.
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