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Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.


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Workforce training Conference set for Sept. 19  08-29-2014
WAUKESHA — The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Wisconsin Literacy will be holding a workforce training conference Sept. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center.
Report: Manufacturing growth slows, remains positive  08-29-2014
MILWAUKEE — The growth in manufacturing activity in southeastern Wisconsin declined slightly in August, according to the Marquette-ISM Report on Manufacturing, but the index continued to show an expanding market.
Lending up at Wisconsin banks 08-29-2014
MADISON — Total lending by Wisconsin’s state-chartered banking increased by 5.1 percent during the fist half of the year, according to the state Department of Financial Institutions. 
Pewaukee Dental seeking help for ALS challenge 08-28-2014
PEWAUKEE — Pewaukee Dental is offering patients an opportunity to help Dr. Mike Schneidler participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
DOJ requires Tyson to divest sow purchasing business
08-28-2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday it will require Tyson Foods Inc. to divest Heinold Hog Markets, its sow purchasing business, before allowing the company’s $8.5 billion acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company to continue.
Early stage investing workshop Sept. 18 in Appleton 08-28-2014
APPLETON — A workshop outlining the best practices and trends in startup investing will be held Sept. 18 at Fox Valley Technical College.
FIS to close mail and print operations 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — Florida-based financial services technology provider FIS Inc. will be closing its print and mail business unit at its facility at 4900 W. Brown Deer Road.
MSI selected for Cedar Lake Yacht Club 08-28-2014
HARTFORD — Cedar Lake Yacht Club has selected MSI General Corporation of Oconomowoc to design and construct a two-story addition to their facility.
UW chancellor to discuss economic growth  08-28-2014
WAUWATOSA — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is scheduled to discuss the university’s role in economic development during the Sept. 11 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Networks’s Milwaukee chapter.
Duo opens second Dickey’s 08-28-2014
NEW BERLIN — Sherri Povolo and her son-in-law Craig Hatfield opened their second Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Waukesha County on Thursday.
We Energies CEO to present at conference 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — We Energies Chairman and CEO Gale Klappa will be among those presenting at Barclays’ CEO Energy-Power Conference on Wednesday.
Survey: Americans find money conversations difficult 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — It seems most Americans would prefer to talk about their death or the birds and the bees rather than discuss a host of money related issues, according to Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning and Progress Study.
St. Paul’s Fowler Lake open discussion sees more comments than questions 08-28-2014
OCONOMOWOC — Approximately 80 community members gathered at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Monday night to discuss a 30-unit condominium project that would stand next door to the 150 year old building.
Grafton agrees to bond for Kapco expansion 08-28-2014
GRAFTON — The village board this week passed the initial resolution that will allow Kapco Inc. to obtain an industrial development revenue bond through the village to finance a major expansion project.
A new leash on life 08-28-2014
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — With two hands and a host of implements, veterinarian John Hallett has assisted many four-legged family members in Waukesha County with what ails them.
Jackson’s to reopen with new staff  08-28-2014
WAUKESHA - Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub on South Street will reopen today, right on schedule after what owner Dan Zierath described as “major staffing issues.”
'All of the customers are needed' 08-28-2014
TOWN OF MERTON - Whether it is a big animal veterinarian tending to a sick or injured animal, a feed mill keeping farmers stocked with feed throughout the year or an implement store offering the tools it requires to keep a farm in ship shape, farmers’ influence continues to spread beyond the confines of their field.
New barbers settle in 08-27-2014
WEST BEND - The new owners of Plaza Barber Shop, Valerie Vorpahl and Brittany Luther, admit they are going against the grain by owning a barbershop, but they are bringing old-fashioned service and barbering techniques to West Bend.
Northwestern Mutual breaks ground on office tower  08-27-2014
MILWAUKEE - Northwestern Mutual officially broke ground Tuesday on its new high-rise office tower in downtown Milwaukee.
‘The Pig’ coming to Hartford  08-27-2014
HARTFORD — A light agenda didn’t prevent big news from being heard at Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting.
Mequon’s Equipatron gets recognized
08-26-2014
MEQUON — A Mequon-based company that deals in small engines, snow blowers, log splitters and similar equipment, has been recognized as among the fastest-growing private companies in the nation.
Glaze marks 10th anniversary 08-26-2014
THIENSVILLE - Since its inception, Kristina Eckert’s goal with glaze, the arts-themed pottery shop she founded a decade ago, has been the same. “Intergenerational” is a word she uses to describe her ever-evolving business.
Outdated Brookfield industrial park sees upgrades 08-26-2014
BROOKFIELD - An industrial area of Brookfield is getting a much-needed facelift thanks to the city’s investment in infrastructure, as well as building renovations from businesses moving into the newly-branded 124th Commerce District.
Water Council receives grant from JPMorgan Chase 08-25-2014
MILWAUKEE — Global financial firm JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced plans Monday to provide a $225,000 grant to The Water Council to help the organization find water technology investors.
Wisconsin farmer wins social media award 08-22-2014
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Johnson Creek-based farmer Carrie Mess has been named Social Media Farmer of the Year a the AgChat Cultivate and Connect Show in Austin, Texas.
ZBB Energy to offer shares at $1.12 08-22-2014
MILWAUKEE — ZBB Energy Corporation on Friday announced it will offer 11.52 million common stock shares at $1.12 each in an offering expected to close Aug. 27.
City, county of Waukesha holding steady in recent unemployment figures 08-22-2014
WAUKESHA - The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has released its July unemployment data, which shows both the city of Waukesha and Waukesha County holding steady while other areas in the state are cutting their jobless rates.
Regional land use and transportation workshops planned
08-21-2014
WAUKESHA — The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is planning a third round of seven workshops as part of its Vision 2050 land use and transportation planning project.
Bon-Ton sees sales up in 2Q 08-21-2014
MILWAUKEE — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., the parent company of Boston Store, announced Thursday the company had seen a 1.6 percent increase in comparable store sales in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 when compared to the same period in 2013.
Rogers purchases office building 08-21-2014
OCONOMOWOC — Rogers Memorial Hospital recently purchased an office building at 1205 Corporate Drive in Oconomowoc and plans to move some programs there in the future.
Master Z's expanding showroom  08-21-2014
WAUKESHA — Having purchased a nearby property earlier this year, Master Z’s Dart and Pool Supply plans to expand its showroom to be one of the largest retail showrooms in the country, President and CEO Ken Zettelmeier said.
Quad to lease former American distribution center 08-21-2014
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — At least one of the two Waukesha County American TV facilities has found a new use after the home appliance retailer closed earlier this year.
Historic building’s owners request façade lift  08-21-2014
CEDARBURG — Questions and comments are circulating about what work is being done at W62 N599 Washington Ave., formerly known as T.J. Ryan’s.
Chamber now accepting nominations for 2014 awards
08-21-2014
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards recognize excellence in business, leadership and community service. The nomination period for the 2014 Awards runs through Aug. 29.
Hot condo proposal dodges cooling resolution 08-21-2014
OCONOMOWOC — The proposed Fowler Lake Village project narrowly avoided being put on hold and possibly rejected at Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting through a resolution proposed by Alderman Scott Rosek.
>>Architectural Commission discusses Fowler Lake
WCTC receives anonymous $1 million pledge 08-21-2014
PEWAUKEE - Waukesha County Technical College announced Wednesday it has received an anonymous pledge of $1 million toward the construction of its Integrated Manufacturing Center, provided that the remainder is covered by private donors.
Survey: Training crucial to filling jobs 08-21-2014
BROOKFIELD - A recent survey conducted by the Brookfield-based staffing agency, QPS Employment Group, concluded that half its clients cannot fill positions due to a lack of qualified candidates.
Lakefront Brewery announces expansion plans 08-21-2014
MILWAUKEE - Lakefront Brewery, Inc. on Wednesday announced it had accepted an offer to buy land at 1890 N. Commerce St. and plans to expand its facility.
New restaurant owner hopes craft beer, burgers at Crafty Cow hit the spot 08-21-2014
OCONOMOWOC - The excitement is mounting for Devin Eichler, who plans to open the Crafty Cow restaurant and bar in downtown Oconomowoc this fall.
New technology a boon to farmers but price can be barrier 08-21-2014
OCONOMOWOC - From the simplest plows to the irrigation channels that first diverted rivers to farmers' fields to the machinery of the Industrial Revolution, the seeds of invention for many of mankind's most ingenious ideas were first planted on a farm.
Rogers Memorial Hospital-Brown Deer opens first phase of expansion 08-20-2014
OCONOMOWOC - After 10 years of providing child and adolescent mental health services in Brown Deer, Rogers Memorial Hospital is beginning a new era by adding even more specialized services for children, teens and adults.
Northwestern Mutual named top company to sell for 08-20-2014
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual was named among the top 50 companies to sell for by Selling Power Magazine for the 12th consecutive year.
Pair of ‘upscale’ apartments proposed for downtown Waukesha 08-20-2014
WAUKESHA — A pair of “upscale” apartment buildings proposed for the downtown area in the city of Waukesha took an early step toward becoming reality Monday night.
Finding adventure on the farm 08-20-2014
WEST BEND - After graduating from college Jacki Roden returned to her family farm in West Bend to open Roden Barnyard Adventures with a mission to educate people about the source of their food.
Meijer store gets final approval from Common Council
08-20-2014
WAUKESHA - After a lengthy discussion, the final site plan for a proposed 200,000-square foot Meijer store at the corner of Sunset Drive and Tenny Avenue was approved by the Common Council.
Sweet Perfections will open new location Thursday 08-20-2014
WAUKESHA - Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe has moved from downtown Waukesha to 1501 Paramount Drive, Suite C, and staff plan on opening its new doors to customers this Thursday.
BuySeasons planning job fair 08-19-2014
WAUKESHA — Internet costume retailer BuySeasons, Inc. will be holding a job fair Tuesday to find applicants for seasonal positions.
First Business Capital Corp. announces deals 08-19-2014
MADISON — First Business Capital President and CEO Chuck Batson on Tuesday announced over $10 million in credit funded by the company.
La Casa seeking golfers, sponsors for annual outing 08-19-2014
WAUKESHA —La Casa de Esperanza, Inc. is currently seeking golfers for its 20th annual ”Investing in our Youth” Duane Warren Memorial Golf Outing.
Jockey launches new marketing campaign 08-19-2014
KENOSHA — Jockey International, Inc. on Tuesday announced a new marketing campaign titled “Supporting Greatness.”
Cedarburg Coffee Roastery expanding to Grafton Arts Mill
08-19-2014
CEDARBURG - The Cedarburg Coffee Roastery recently announced it soon will open a location at the Grafton Arts Mill.
Kapco planning major expansion 08-19-2014
GRAFTON — Kapco Inc., a family-owned Grafton business since 1972, is looking to expand its headquarters building in anticipation of new projects and jobs.
State home sales show modest decline
08-19-2014
WAUKESHA - Existing Wisconsin single-family home sales in July ran behind the same month a year ago even as median prices continued to rise.
>>Ozaukee County home sales decline in July
Plymouth Tube to close East Troy facility 08-18-2014
EAST TROY — Plymouth Tube Co. plans to close its mill located at 2061 Young St., East Troy, according to documents filed with the Department of Workforce Development.
Waukesha-based company wins big in Italy 08-18-2014
WAUKESHA — Italian amateur soccer league, Lega Nazionale Dilettante, named Cardiac Science its certified supplier of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin now accepting grant applications 08-18-2014
MADISON — Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin encourages any individuals, groups or businesses to apply for its 2015 grants.
Oscar Mayer adds Italian meat line 08-18-2014
MADISON — Oscar Mayer on Monday announced the launch of it Old World Style line of deli meats.
ManpowerGroup sees big things in southeast Asia 08-18-2014
MILWAUKEE — In a new white paper released Monday, Milwaukee-based ManpowerGroup predicted that demographic trends would give southeast Asia an advantage when it comes to attracting global businesses.
Burlap & Lace opens downtown 08-17-2014
WAUKESHA — The overall mission of Burlap & Lace Marketplace, a new store located at 840 N. Grand Ave. in downtown Waukesha, is literally hanging over people’s heads.
Bank offers business loan program to West Bend 08-16-2014
WEST BEND - A local bank wants to start a low-interest business loan program in West Bend directed to development in the historic downtown and Barton commercial districts.
BuySeasons parties like it's 1999 08-16-2014
NEW BERLIN -  BuySeasons, Inc. is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month.
New school takes shape 08-16-2014
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Work continues Friday at the Christian Education Leadership Academy under construction on Highway KF north of Highway 16. The 160,000-square-foot, nondenominational, private Christian school is expected to open for the
Eaton to receive DOE funding 08-15-2014
WAUKESHA — A Menomonee Falls-based company will receive nearly $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for projects as part of President Barack Obama’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge.
Lands’ End launches lighthouse restoration program 08-15-2014
DODGEVILLE — Citing the heritage of its founder Gary C. Comer, Lands’ End announced Friday it will be launching a lighthouse restoration program in partnership with the U.S. Lighthouse Society.
Sartori to partner with Crosby 08-15-2014
GREEN BAY — Sartori Cheese announced Friday it will partner for a fourth year with Mason Crosby and the Packers Radio Network to support the Wisconsin Make-A-Wish Foundation during the 2014 NFL season.
Diamond Marketing merges operations in West Bend 08-15-2014
WEST BEND - A marketing firm that designs, engineers and manages production of retail point-of-purchase displays is consolidating its headquarters, warehousing and assembly operations in West Bend.
New building planned for downtown Pewaukee 08-15-2014
PEWAUKEE - Siepmann Realty Corp. is preparing to build a 10,000-square-foot, two-story building at 125 W. Wisconsin Ave., in the downtown area of Pewaukee.
Costco gains approvals in New Berlin 08-15-2014
NEW BERLIN - A Costco store proposed for 15300 Grange Avenue received several approvals from the New Berlin Plan Commission on Wednesday.
State’s jobless rate inches up, matching national change
08-14-2014
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate inched up in July to 5.8 percent from 5.7 percent in June, even as the state added 3,200 private sector jobs.
Gehl Co. founded on a tinkerer’s idea
08-14-2014
WEST BEND - It’s hard to imagine that an ordinary blacksmith shop, founded in 1859 in West Bend, would revolutionize farm work and give rise to an internationally renowned company, a business whose long history is being preserved.
Report: 2.6 percent growth, 5.2 percent unemployment in 2015 08-14-2014
MILWAUKEE — A new report from BMO Harris Bank predicts Wisconsin will see a 2.1 percent increase in gross domestic product in 2014.
School begins, summer help disappears 08-14-2014
HARTFORD - After college and high school students return to school, Washington County businesses who hire them cope by cutting staff and adjusting schedules.
Briggs to acquire Allmand Bros., Inc.
08-14-2014
MILWAUKEE — Briggs & Stratton Corporation announced Thursday it has agreed to acquire U.S. based Allmand Bros., Inc.
Kohl’s sees dip in sales in 2Q 08-14-2014
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s saw total sales decrease by 1.1 percent during the second quarter of 2014 to $4.242 billion, compared to $4.289 billion in 2013.
Meijer gets nod of approval from Plan Commission 08-14-2014
WAUKESHA - A Meijer supermarket appears to be on the horizon for the city of Waukesha.
Farmers engage community to boost consumers’ understanding 08-14-2014
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC - Just as a breeze ripples the rows of wheat in a farmer’s field, the impact of agriculture in southeastern Wisconsin sends ripples through the multiple communities that dot Waukesha County.
In the swing of things 08-14-2014
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC - Believe it or not, but the man firmly entrenched in the batter’s stance at Wisconsin Indoor Golf, W359-N5740 Brown St. in the Town of Oconomowoc, is actually there to help people refine their golf game.

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Keller announces promotions 08-28-2014
KAUKAUNA —Keller, Inc. announced Thursday Richard Eiles had been promoted to supervisor and Elliot Bogdonovich had been promoted to assistant project manager.
Catholic Charities announces leadership changes 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — Rev. David J. Bergner has resigned as executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the agency announced Thursday.
BMA Milwaukee names 2014-15 board 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — The Business Marketing Association Milwaukee chapter has announced its board of directors for the 2014-15 program year.
Rogers adds VP to regional programs 08-28-2014
OCONOMOWOC — Rogers Memorial Hospital announced Thursday that Dr. James E. Ledbetter had joined the administrative leadership team as vice president of operations for regional partial hospitalization programs.
Children’s Hospital foundation names president and chief development officer 08-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — Meg Brzyski Nelson has been named chief development officer and president of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation.
WNA’s Fechtner retires 08-28-2014
MADISON — Long-time Wisconsin Newspaper Association employee and Membership Director Bonnie Fectner has retired after nearly 50 years with the organization.
Concordia University Wisconsin names Residence Life director 08-26-2014
MEQUON — Beckie Kruse has been promoted to director of Residence Life at Concordia University Wisconsin, the university said in a news release.
Foremost Farms announce new CEO 08-22-2014
BARABOO — Foremost Farms USA announced Friday Michael Doyle has been selected as the cooperative’s next president and chief executive officer.
Mielke to receive WCBA award 08-21-2014
WAUKESHA — William J. Mielke will receive the Don Richards Leadership award, the Waukesha County Business Alliance announced on Thursday.
Chrysler Corporation marks Ewald’s 50th anniversary 08-21-2014
OCONOMOWOC — Emil Ewald at Ewald Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram at 36833 E Wisconsin Ave. in Oconomowoc was presented with a 50-year recognition award on Wednesday by Chrysler District Sales Manager, Rocky Williams, honoring the dealership’s 50 years as a Chrysler dealer.
Specialty surgeon joins team at Madison Medical Affiliates
08-20-2014
MILWAUKEE — Gravity Marketing on Wednesday announced the hiring of David Koziol as vice president of marketing operations and Steve King as vice president of strategy.
Specialty surgeon joins team at Madison Medical Affiliates
08-19-2014
MEQUON — Dr. Jasna Coralic has joined the Madison Medical Affiliates surgical team, bringing forth specialized expertise in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of colon and rectal disorders.
Alzheimer’s Association benefits from Mequon chiropractor’s charity event  08-19-2014
The funds were raised in an annual event in which new patients’ donated $20 in exchange for a full evaluation, health history and report of findings.
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. welcomes three new attorneys 08-14-2014
MILWAUKEE Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. announced the addition of three attorneys to the firm’s Health Care, Investment Management, Labor, Employment & Immigration and Litigation Practice Groups.
Three Pillars welcomes Richard Mapes as new chief operating officer 08-14-2014
OCONOMOWOC - Three Pillars Senior Living Communities has announced that Richard Mapes has joined the team as its new chief operating officer.
The Rep announces new board president 08-13-2014
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced Wednesday that Davis & Kuelthau Attorney James E. Braza was elected as The Rep’s new President of the Board of Trustees.
Spring Valley adds to sales team 08-13-2014
JACKSON — Spring Valley announced Wednesday Chad Fagervik had joined its sales team.
Kuhn elected to represent plumbing contractors  08-13-2014
GERMANTOWN - The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors-Wisconsin Association announced that Jeffrey Kuhn, president of S&K Pump & Plumbing, Inc. in Brookfield, was elected National Zone Director at the association’s annual meeting earlier this year.
Image Makers adds to staff 08-13-2014
WAUKESHA — Image Makers Advertising of Waukesha has added Mikayla Bump to the creative staff as a marketing assistant.
Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee respiratory care earns award 08-12-2014
The respiratory care department at Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Hospital recently was recognized with the 5-Star National Patient Experience Award from the Professional Research Consultants, a national health care market research company.
Cornerstone announces promotion 08-12-2014
GRAFTON — Jody Filo has been promoted to vice president – compliance officer at Cornerstone Community Bank.
WILL hires new education research director 08-12-2014
MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty on Monday announced the hiring of Martin Lueken as its new education research director.
Spano Pratt selected by ARCW to identify CFO 08-07-2014
MILWAUKEE - Spano Pratt Executive Search has been selected to help the Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin identify its next chief financial officer.
Sensient CFO to retire 08-04-2014
MILWAUKEE — Sensient Technologies Corp. said Monday that senior vice president and chief financial officer Dick Hobbs will retire in February 2015
CI Design wins three communicator awards 08-04-2014
MILWAUKEE — CI Design Inc. has been awarded three Communicator Awards by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, according to a company statement.
Brady Corp. names Michael Nauman as president, CEO 08-04-2014
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corp. said Monday it has named Michael Nauman as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
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