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Rhode Island town council joins others boycotting Nike
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island town council has voted to ask its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, one of a handful of local governments or agencies that have called for boycotts in recent weeks. The North Smithfield Town Council passed the resolution on a 3-2 vote Monday evening, Council President John Beauregard said. The resolution is nonbinding.
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Foxconn signs deal to jointly develop Wisconsin ginseng
09-18-2018
WAUSAU, Wis. — Foxconn has signed an agreement to jointly develop Wisconsin's ginseng industry and grow its newly-established Wisconsin-based brand.
Mequon office buildings OK’d 09-18-2018
MEQUON — Plans for twin office buildings on the last available lot in the East Mequon Corporate Center recently received a green light from the city.
County officials approve moving some workforce development duties to Waukesha County 09-18-2018
WEST BEND — Washington County officials have agreed to a change that will provide those in Waukesha County with additional administrative oversight of workforce development.
ThermTech to build addition onto Waukesha facility 09-18-2018
WAUKESHA — Keller has been hired to construct a 10,500-square-foot manufacturing addition for ThermTech at 301 Travis Lane in Waukesha.
Wisconsin’s coolest products 09-18-2018
WAUKESHA — Innovation is happening in Wisconsin and a list of 16 items from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and Johnson Financial Group proves that.
Delafield Street strip-mall site being considered for residential 09-18-2018
WAUKESHA — Companies interested in developing a 3.38-acre collection of properties across from City Hall on Delafield Street have all pitched residential projects for the site.
Business owner to pay nearly $630K for alleged fraud
09-17-2018
HARTLAND — Sonag Ready Mix, LLC owner Nicholas Rivecca Sr. has agreed to pay the Department of Justice $629,732 to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by defrauding a government-funded program, U.S. Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced Wednesday.
Inspire Washington County aims to connect students, employers 09-16-2018
WEST BEND — The steady expansion of the United States economy since the end of the Great Recession has been an encouraging trend for those who found themselves distressed over the prospect of finding employment during that time.
Commission to consider plans for new north side subdivision 09-16-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Plan commissioners will consider Waukesha developer Carl Tomich’s plans for a large subdivision off Swan Road on the city’s north side during a meeting on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in City Hall, W240-N3065 Pewaukee Road.
As fall approaches, new businesses pop up downtown 09-16-2018
WAUKESHA — It’s a sunny Friday afternoon, and Gaby Bras is thoughtfully selecting flowers for wedding arrangements in her downtown Waukesha storefront and studio.
Walker implores senators to visit Kimberly-Clark plant
09-14-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is imploring state senators to visit a Kimberly-Clark plant that's slated to close if the Legislature doesn't approve a tax incentive package that could cost up to $100 million.
Area company sends generators to areas in the path of Hurricane Florence 09-14-2018
TOWN OF GENESEE — As all eyes are cast toward the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence strikes, Generac Power Systems is being proactive and has five storm response teams ready to head to the East Coast today.
Manufacturers invited to supply chain workshops 09-14-2018
PEWAUKEE — To help manufacturers prepare for the upcoming opening of the Foxconn production facility in Mount Pleasant, supply chain workshops will be offered regarding industry trends and Foxconn.
ABC of Wisconsin’s apprenticeship program has record enrollment 09-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Four hundred contracted apprentices, a record amount, have enrolled in Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin’s apprentice program for this fall.
Three more county school districts get Wisconsin Fast Forward grants 09-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Three more Waukesha County school districts have been named as recipients of the Department of Workforce Development’s Wisconsin Fast Forward Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Equipment grant.
Twisted Fire seeks liquor license 09-13-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The latest restaurant coming to Oconomowoc is seeking a liquor license from the city during the next Common Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Mequon’s Foxtown gets TIF incentive 09-13-2018
MEQUON — Developers of the Foxtown project in Mequon’s Town Center neighborhood will get a $4.9 million incentive for their project that improves a blighted 17-acre parcel on the south side of Mequon Road.
Badger Meter to add 40 jobs in Racine 09-13-2018
RACINE — Badger Meter will create 40 jobs during the next three years in Racine as it transfers jobs from Arizona to Wisconsin.
Foxconn seeks to hire 3,000 veterans 09-13-2018
MILWAUKEE — As part its plan to employ 13,000 people at its future Mount Pleasant manufacturing facility, Foxconn Technology Group announced Wednesday it intends to hire 3,000 veterans.
Colectivo Coffee celebrates silver anniversary 09-13-2018
MILWAUKEE — Colectivo Coffee Roasters, a staple of many area coffee shops and home kitchens, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Restaurant industry has nationwide labor shortage 09-13-2018
MUSKEGO — The lobby of a McDonald’s on Racine Avenue closed early on Monday night due to staffing shortages, a handwritten note read on the front door of the business.
Walker says Kimberly-Clark deal will need bipartisan support
09-12-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that it would be easier to reconvene the state Senate after the November election to vote on an incentive package that might keep Kimberly-Clark from shutting down one of two Wisconsin plants, but the Kleenex tissue-maker said it wants action by the end of this month.
Erin resident concerned about 320-unit storage facility
09-12-2018
TOWN OF ERIN — During the citizen comment portion of the Plan Commission meeting Monday, Erin resident John Stillman voiced his concerns about a proposed storage units facility possibly being built at 1782 Highway 83.
Wisconsin credit unions announce initiative to encourage more saving 09-12-2018
WEST BEND — After observing a disturbing trend with respect to household savings in the country, representatives from credit unions have collaborated on an initiative to entice people to save more.
Home sales take another slide in August 09-12-2018
WAUKESHA — The summer months may be considered the height of the home-selling season, but three of the past four months in the metro Milwaukee area had a decline in sales, including August at 1.6 percent, compared to the same months in 2017.
Port Washington State Bank offers special loan rate 09-11-2018
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Officials at Port Washington State Bank announced last week the bank is offering a special loan rate intended to assist area residents coping with unexpected expenses related to recent flooding in the area.
Mequon Public Market grows 09-11-2018
MEQUON — Fresh hot donuts from Happy Dough Lucky will join other announced partners in Mequon Public Market at Spur 16.
Willowbrook changing hands 09-11-2018
THIENSVILLE — Willowbrook Place, a longtime retirement community in Thiensville, will change hands this fall.
Judge upholds August Weber Haus ruling 09-11-2018
PORT WASHINGTON — Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Voiland has upheld the city of Cedarburg’s action to revoke the Class B liquor license from the owners of the August Weber Haus on Washington Avenue.
New Mequon tavern promises adventure 09-11-2018
MEQUON — You probably won’t need a map to find it, but the owner of a planned new tavern on Mequon’s far north side promises that patrons’ expeditions will be worth it.
Hartford OKs final site plan for apartments 09-11-2018
HARTFORD — Groundbreaking could take place soon for a major apartment development complex in the city’s downtown after action Monday by the city’s Plan Commission.
RE/MAX Service First opens location in Town of Brookfield 09-11-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — RE/MAX Service First has opened its first permanent location in the Town of Brookfield at 21075 Swenson Drive, Suite, 200, according to an announcement from broker and owner John Gscheidmeier.
REV Group creates seatbelts for ambulances 09-11-2018
WAUKESHA — New seatbelt technology has been introduced that will allow ambulance crews to administer patient care while remaining safe.
Ingleside Hotel hosts grand reopening
09-11-2018
WAUKESHA — Monday afternoon’s grand opening of The Ingleside Hotel was held in the lobby, which has a modern, yet quasi-vintage look exhibited by large distressed mirrors, white-wood flooring and weathered wooden lock boxes displayed throughout the room.
Froedtert & MCW to build community hospital in Oak Creek 09-11-2018
MILWAUKEE — A small-scale hospital in Oak Creek that would offer 24/7 care is being proposed by the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.
Council stalls The Glen condo development 09-11-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The City of Pewaukee Common Council tabled a proposed 60-unit condominium community known as The Glen at Parkway Ridge subdivision Monday night after the council felt they needed more time to sort out zoning and conditional use permit details.
Pleasant Hill Bar & Grill, Wrench Workz to replace Richfield businesses 09-09-2018
RICHFIELD — Two established businesses in the village will be operating under new names after receiving approval of their individual plans of operation from the village’s Plan Commission.
State Walmart associates receive over $4.3 million in bonuses 09-09-2018
WEST BEND — More than 915,000 Walmart associates across the country received a share of more than $200 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ second-quarter performance, the company announced Friday.
Jimmy John’s could be coming to West Sunset Drive
09-08-2018
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — The owner of a small strip mall of the northwest corner of West Sunset Drive and South Prairie Avenue is working on a plan to bring a Jimmy John’s restaurant to the development.
Entering the Blue Zones 09-08-2018
HORICON - For more than 100 years, John Deere has been at the forefront of innovation with farming products and equipment.
Lands’ End: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot 09-07-2018
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Thursday reported a loss of $5.3 million in its fiscal second quarter.
US hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years 09-07-2018
WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States picked up in August as employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, a sign of confidence that consumers and businesses will keep spending.
Study shows downtown Hartford has adequate parking despite public opinion 09-07-2018
HARTFORD — A recent survey of available parking in the city’s downtown shows that during the peak hours of 6, 7 and 8 p.m. on the downtown’s busiest nights, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 36 percent of available parking remained vacant.
Tourism spending is on the rise in Washington County 09-07-2018
TOWN OF POLK — Washington County has experienced an influx of tourism money during the past few years, bolstering the local economy by sustaining businesses, the labor force, as well as generating tax revenue for the area.
Fiserv technology addresses challenges of online loan applications, account access 09-07-2018
BROOKFIELD — In a world where people want to do things quickly and simply, Fiserv, Inc. has created a suite of solutions aimed at making opening accounts and completing loan applications online easier.
Bon-Ton Stores could be revived by technology company
09-07-2018
WAUKESHA — New life may soon be breathed into The Bon-Ton Stores and their brands, including Boston Stone and Younkers, if CSC Generation is able to purchase the company out of bankruptcy.
Greenwald banquet facility denied 09-07-2018
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO — Greenwald Foundation owners Darwin and Dona Greenwald will seek legal counsel after the Town Board unanimously denied their proposed $2 million banquet facility Thursday night, said foundation representative Ron Spear.
Council votes to allow Preserve to add apartment building
09-06-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council voted 5-2 to allow The Preserve at Prairie Creek to add one more apartment building to its complex on the south side of its property.
Harley’s rumble helps businesses roar
09-06-2018
THIENSVILLE — Businesses along Main Street enjoyed the benefits over the weekend of an estimated 15,000 or more Harley-Davidson riders who visited the party at the dealership in Thiensville.
Getting back to work 09-06-2018
WEST BEND — Retirees are returning to work and those approaching retirement believe they will return to work within five years, according to a survey from Home Instead Inc.
Judge refuses Clear Channel’s bid to dismiss billboard suit
09-06-2018
WAUKESHA — A Waukesha County judge on Tuesday declined to dismiss Koepp Realty’s lawsuit against Clear Channel Outdoor, handing the real estate firm a second preliminary victory against the billboard company.
Russ Darrow Group to construct two new dealerships
09-05-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Russ Darrow Group will break ground on two new dealerships on Sept. 21 at the Metro Auto Mall on the northwest side of Milwaukee off Highway 41/45 and Good Hope Road.
Downtown West Bend group prepares for student idea event 09-05-2018
WEST BEND — With the fall season approaching, West Bend officials are finalizing details of an event they had been planning for several months — hosting a group of high school and college students to generate ideas for improving the downtown, along with attracting businesses and guests.
UW-M to discuss Foxconn partnership, job opportunities
09-05-2018
WEST BEND — As local businesses get signed on for the Foxconn project in Racine County and get a boost to their respective incomes, local colleges and universities are also starting to reap the benefits of the billion-dollar global company’s impending arrival in southeastern Wisconsin.
The evolution of shopping centers 09-05-2018
BROOKFIELD — As shopping habits have changed, so have some brick and mortar retail centers.
Midwest Senior Living to lay off 30 workers in Thiensville
09-05-2018
THIENSVILLE — Midwest Senior Living LLC recently gave formal notice of workforce reduction plans for its Thiensville location which are expected to affect 30 employees.
Live and Gather: A Look at Spur 16 09-04-2018
If you live in the northern ‘burbs of Ozaukee County, you won’t have to travel far to get your downtown Milwaukee fix.
Red Fox Crossing neighborhood opens in New Berlin
09-04-2018
NEW BERLIN — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the grand opening of Tim O’Brien Homes’ new neighborhood Red Fox Crossing in New Berlin.
Sleep Number coming to Grafton 09-04-2018
GRAFTON — Select Comfort Retail Corp. received approval from the village of Grafton Plan Commission last week to move forward on opening a store at 1205 Port Washington Road.
New hotel opens in Grafton 09-04-2018
GRAFTON — Grafton’s business community celebrated the opening of a new hotel with an Aug. 23 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Same specialty, new look for two Cedarburg businesses 09-04-2018
CEDARBURG — Two orthodontic practices in the city of Cedarburg are in the midst of business improvements.
Finding more room to breathe 09-04-2018
WEST BEND — It wasn’t quite like trying to stuff people into a telephone booth, but at times, employees and customers at Healing Elements Day Spa were routinely grazing elbows, bumping into each other.
Pizza Ranch to open Sept. 10 in Waukesha 09-04-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s first Pizza Ranch is set to open on Sept. 10 at 930 Fleetfoot Drive.
Manufacturing, services industries see greatest growth in July 09-01-2018
WAUKESHA - The majority of metro Milwaukee areas saw economic gains during the month of July, largely thanks to the strengthening manufacturing sector.
Boston Store website teases comeback 09-01-2018
WAUKESHA - Hope may not be lost for loyal Boston Store customers. On Friday, the websites for the stores operated by The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., including Boston Store, displayed a message teasing a return.
Unemployment Insurance public comment period opens
09-01-2018
WAUKESHA - The public will be able to submit comments related to Wisconsin unemployment insurance until Nov. 16.
Triple-record-breaking roller coaster coming to Great America 08-31-2018
GURNEE, ILLINOIS — Thrill-seekers will have a new reason to venture to Six Flags Great America in 2019 — the triple-record-breaking new roller coaster Maxx Force.
U.S. consumer spending up a solid 0.4 percent in July
08-31-2018
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending rose a solid 0.4 percent in July, the sixth straight month of healthy gains.
WisDOT proposing ‘first of its kind’ commuter station in Delafield 08-31-2018
DELAFIELD — While a number of specifics still need fleshing out, Delafield could be the first Wisconsin community to host a proposed commuter station for passengers using park-and-ride lots.
40 units slated for Ninth Avenue 08-30-2018
GRAFTON — Forty new apartment units could be coming to Grafton.
Moraine Park enters partnership with NASA 08-30-2018
WEST BEND — Moraine Park Technical College has been named as part of NASA’s Wisconsin Scholarship Grant Consortium (WSGC), becoming one of only two technical colleges in the state to be a part of this elite group.
Wisconsin ginseng growers seek new customers amid trade war 08-30-2018
WAUSAU — Wisconsin ginseng growers are seeking new customers as tariffs in an escalating trade war with China will raise the price by 15 percent for Chinese consumers.
Gas prices predicted to drop for fall
08-30-2018
WAUKESHA — AAA is predicting that the national average price for gas will be $2.70 or less this autumn, which is 14 cents less per gallon than Tuesday’s average price and more than 25 cents less than this year’s record high of $2.97 in May.
Master Lock introduces Bluetooth-enabled lock system 08-30-2018
MILWAUKEE — Master Lock is the latest company to turn a traditional product into a high-tech, Bluetooth-enabled device.
District board approves Industrial Building expansion
08-30-2018
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College is moving ahead with allocating a $2.6 donation made last fall. The District Board approved Phase II of the Integrated Manufacturing Center addition project on Aug. 14.
Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for US newspapers 08-29-2018
WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday nullified tariffs put into place for imported newsprint by finding that American producers weren't harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills.
Germantown native lands dream job with an NFL team
08-29-2018
WEST BEND — For Erica Schuelke, it wasn’t hard to get hooked to football.
A budding dream 08-29-2018
MUKWONAGO — More than just flowers are budding at Americana Flower Station, a floral shop Kelly Krause recently opened in Mukwonago.
ACCO Brands to close Pleasant Prairie facility, lay off 54
08-29-2018
WAUKESHA — ACCO Brands USA, LLC notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday that it will close its facility in Pleasant Prairie, which will result in the elimination of about 54 workers.
Lakeland Supply to get rooftop solar system 08-29-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Fitting the roof of Lakeland Supply’s new building with a roof top solar system will be no small job for Arch Electric Solar out of Plymouth — it’s estimated to take about four weeks.
Harley-Davidson to celebrate 115 years
08-29-2018
WAUKESHA — When you’re a brand as well known as Harley-Davidson, you don’t celebrate a 115th anniversary with just one party; you have five in a row.
Foxconn joins Wisconsin companies to create investment fund 08-28-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group will partner with three major Midwestern companies to create a $100 million fund to help launch technology startups around the world, the companies announced Tuesday.
M-T businesses recruited 08-28-2018
MEQUON — Vertz Marketing, which has its headquarters in Mequon, and Concordia University Wisconsin have announced the creation of the Vertz Marketing Rotary Small Business Innovation Center at CUW.
Deja vu for former Hartford company
08-28-2018
HARTFORD — In the words of former baseball great Yogi Berra, “it’s deja vu all over again” — at least it is for a former Hartford company.
Rising retail forecasts follow strong summer sales 08-28-2018
OCONOMOWOC — As the summer sales season wraps up, national retail forecasts for the year have risen, propelled by stronger-than-expected figures in recent months.
Brookfield Cycle & Fitness closing after 45 years 08-28-2018
BROOKFIELD — For 45 years Brookfield Cycle & Fitness has sold bicycles, fitness equipment, clothing and parts, but soon longtime customers will have to look to someplace new for their cycling needs.
Foxconn giving $100 million to UW-Madison for partnership 08-27-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group announced Monday that it will invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is one of the largest gifts in the school's history and comes as the Taiwan-based electronics giant builds its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin.
Foxconn casting wide net in search for employees 08-26-2018
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group will cast a wide net to find the 13,000 workers it eventually expects to hire at its new North American manufacturing plant, partnering with universities and technical schools and even tapping into transitioning members of the military.
Woodman’s challenges assessment in Falls 08-26-2018
WAUKESHA — Woodman’s Food Market is suing Menomonee Falls in a challenge to its assessment for 2018 taxes.
Developer to pursue condo project despite lack of boat slips 08-25-2018
PEWAUKEE — The proposed public pier for Pewaukee Lake linked to a downtown condominium development may have been denied, but Pewaukee Beachscape LLC owner Joe Grasch plans to move forward with his development on a parcel of land between 125 and 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Horicon Bank announces Trust Administration Services
08-25-2018
HORICON - Horicon Bank announced Friday the addition of a new Trust Administration Services division for the bank.
EPIC Creative holds ribbon cutting at new location 08-25-2018
WEST BEND - EPIC Creative, an advertising agency in West Bend, celebrated its move into its new Sixth Avenue home Thursday and The West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce organized a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the move.  
U.S. Cellular to honor local coaches 08-25-2018
WEST BEND - U.S. Cellular issued a request to the West Bend community to nominate their favorite coaches, who are leaders and have a positive impact on their schools, players and community.
Walker announces campaign to attract veterans, active military to Wisconsin 08-25-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — State officials launched a $1.9 million national marketing campaign to encourage military personnel and their spouses who are transitioning to civilian life to live and work in the state after serving in the military, Gov. Scott Walker announced at Lippert Flooring & Tile in Menomonee Falls on Friday afternoon.
Powell signals more rate hikes ahead if US economy stays strong 08-24-2018
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong.
Illinois communities raise worries about Foxconn plant harm 08-24-2018
VERNON HILLS, Ill. — More local officials in northeastern Illinois are raising concerns about the enforcement of environmental regulations for the planned Foxconn manufacturing plant in neighboring Wisconsin.
Olympia Resort named in foreclosure suit 08-24-2018
WAUKESHA — The closed Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc is facing foreclosure following a Thursday court filing.
Lac La Belle to annex land for Prestwick 08-23-2018
VILLAGE OF LAC LA BELLE — The Village Board scheduled a special meeting Wednesday night to approve another step in implementing an agreement with the Prestwick Group for the reconstruction of the Lac La Belle golf course and construction of a corporate headquarters adjacent to the site.
Additional building at Preserve at Prairie Creek advances
08-23-2018
OCONOMOWOC — After a 5-3 vote from the Oconomowoc Common Council, The Preserve at Prairie Creek is on pace to be allowed to build an additional apartment building on the south end of the complex.
West Bend officials waive right of first refusal on development 08-23-2018
WEST BEND — West Bend officials are relinquishing some of their rights to a property in the area should the owner decide to place it for sale in the open market.
Target sales up 6.5 percent, highest in more than a decade 08-23-2018
MINNEAPOLIS — Target shoppers are back in stores and clicking online in record numbers, providing the company with the largest boost in sales in 13 years.
Metro Milwaukee unemployment slides to 3.6% 08-23-2018
WAUKESHA — For the month of July, unemployment remained very low throughout the state at 3.1 percent and declined to 3.6 percent for the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties metro region.
Council grants final OK to Fiddleheads’ plans for historic depot building 08-23-2018
BROOKFIELD — Despite strong opposition from a handful of vocal residents, Brookfield officials on Tuesday saved one of the city’s oldest structures from the bulldozer and gave a coffee roaster the green light to set up shop in the community.
Former 18 West restaurant to receive a vintage revamp
08-23-2018
DELAFIELD — Vintage brewery signs, hand-hewn wood and cream city brick will adorn the walls of the Red Lion Pub and Mini-bowl, a proposed bar, restaurant and bowling alley that will replace 18 West Sports Grille & Banquets at W325-S1767 Mickle Road in the Town of Delafield.
Razing of strip mall on Delafield Street could begin within a month 08-23-2018
WAUKESHA — A long vacant strip mall across the street from City Hall could be demolished within a month or two.
Wisconsin corn crop numbers could lead to early harvest
08-22-2018
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Wisconsin farmers may expect an early harvest as the state's agriculture statistics show the growing season for corn is ahead of schedule.
Democrats question Foxconn project scope 08-22-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Democratic legislators are renewing criticisms of Foxconn Technology Group's plans for a flat-screen plant in Mount Pleasant.
Officials vote to approve reconfiguration of area Workforce Development Board 08-22-2018
WEST BEND — Washington County officials recommend that representatives from Waukesha County assume the lead for the fiscal responsibilities related to the Workforce Development Board.
Italian restaurant opening soon in West Bend adds experienced chef to the mix 08-22-2018
WEST BEND — A chef with experience in Chicago and Milwaukee is bringing his skills to Culaccino Bar + Italian Kitchen in West Bend.
Richfield landfill issued DNR notice of non-compliance
08-22-2018
RICHFIELD — The operator of Scenic Pit LLC, a clean-fill landfill in the village, has been issued a letter of noncompliance by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Kohl’s puts up big 2Q numbers, raises profit outlook  08-22-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s breezed past Wall Street’s second-quarter profit and revenue expectations and raised its profit outlook for the year.
Council approves Lake Country Commons conceptual plan  08-22-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Diamond Entertainment LLC may be one step closer to home plate after a straw poll vote on Monday night suggested that the Common Council supports the company’s Lake Country Commons mixed-use development.
Trustees oppose new boat pier on Pewaukee Lake 08-22-2018
PEWAUKEE — The proposed new boat pier on Pewaukee Lake linked to a five-condominium development project was proclaimed a “dead issue” by Village President Jeff Knutson at a Monday night board meeting when four of six trustees said they would vote against the pier given the opportunity.
Cornerstone Community Bank announces shredding events in Grafton, Menomonee Falls 08-21-2018
GRAFTON — Cornerstone Community Bank will host its annual on-site shredding event next month at both of its locations.
Spectrum raises the roof 08-21-2018
MEQUON — The second-floor expansion of Spectrum Investment Advisors took a visible step forward as employees watched a 17-foot-high tower get put into place Thursday.
Town of Grafton reinstates home landscape businesses with modifications 08-21-2018
GRAFTON — From-home and mom-and-pop landscaping operations are back on the list of allowed activities in the town of Grafton.
Mequon reopens Town Center TIF 08-21-2018
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council cleared the way Wednesday to provide incentives to the developer of the Foxtown project just getting underway in the city’s Town Center.
Business owner launches ActionCOACH of Brookfield 08-21-2018
BROOKFIELD — Owning and operating a business is complicated, so getting a second opinion and some sound advice can be really helpful.
Lang starts new calendar company 08-21-2018
DELAFIELD — Robert Allen “Bob” Lang, the entrepreneur-developer whose Colonial-style architecture has become the signature of the downtown Delafield business district, has started a new calendar company.
Condo project could bring new pier to Pewaukee Lake 08-19-2018
PEWAUKEE — Pewaukee Lake’s fishing pier may be on the line as village officials consider approving a developer’s request to pay for a boating pier that would serve the public and tenants living in the proposed $6 million lakefront condominium development.
Imperfect Produce expands to Waukesha 08-19-2018
WAUKESHA — A company seeking to eliminate food waste and help farmers benefit from a full harvest has expanded into the Waukesha market.
Peck and Bushel orchard observes seventh season 08-19-2018
TOWN OF ERIN — For the next 8 to 9 weeks, Joe Fahey will spend 10 hours a day picking apples off the 30,000 trees at the Peck and Bushel Organic Fruit Company’s orchard.
Foxconn Training Center is open 08-19-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — In order to train the many skilled workers needed for the Foxconn project, the Foxconn Training Center has been created on its development site in Mount Pleasant.
Johnson Bus takes steps to become more environmentally friendly 08-17-2018
WEST BEND — West Bend-based Johnson School Bus is generating more electricity than it can use at one of its locations after adding several solar panels on one of the bus garages.
Quad/Graphics’ digital marketing agency is one of America’s fastest growing 08-17-2018
SUSSEX — Rise Interactive, the digital marketing agency of which Quad/Graphics has majority ownership, was named to the Inc. 5000 list.
New Oshkosh Corporation headquarters to get $8 million in state credits 08-17-2018
OSHKOSH — Plans for a new 190,000-square-foot global headquarters for Oshkosh Corporation received additional financial support Thursday from the state of Wisconsin in the form of $8 million in state income tax credits and $787,500 from the Transportation Economic Assistance program of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
More votes on rebuilding Lac La Belle golf course 08-17-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village trustees cast a series of unanimous votes this week to implement an agreement that allows the Prestwick Group to rebuild the Lac La Belle golf course and gives Prestwick an option to relocate its corporate headquarters on 26 acres adjacent to the course.
Commission still has concerns with athletic, residential development 08-17-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A revised set of plans for the proposed Lake Country Commons athletic and residential development were unveiled Thursday.
Wisconsin unemployment under 3 percent for sixth month
08-16-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate has been under 3 percent for the past six months, an indicator of economic health that Gov. Scott Walker has been touting on the campaign trail.
Merle Norman moves to Pabst Farms Circle 08-16-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio that had been located on Brown Street in the Town of Oconomowoc is now open in Pabst Farms.
CDA approves tax plan for Amcast property 08-16-2018
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg Community Development Authority unanimously approved an agreement Monday night that will eventually cancel the outstanding property tax bill due on the Amcast property at Hamilton and Johnson streets through a process known as tax in rem assignment and cancellation.
Mills Fleet Farm opens in Pabst Farms
08-16-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The 218,000-square-foot Fleet Farm opened after more than 10 months of construction in Pabst Farms Towne Center.
Jackson officials give business owners the go-ahead to display banner signs 08-16-2018
JACKSON — After hearing pleas from two local business owners, Jackson officials agreed Tuesday to loosen restrictions on the use of banner signs as advertisements.
Slinger panel recommends OK of Hanke Trucking expansion plans 08-16-2018
SLINGER — The village’s Plan Commission on Wednesday night recommended approval of site and architectural plans for a proposed 19,000 square-foot expansion of Hanke Trucking.
July retail sales increase nearly 5 percent over 2017 08-16-2018
WASHINGTON — July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday.
Community Dental Clinic opens in Menomonee Falls 08-16-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — The Community Dental Clinic, created to serve low-income residents, has opened in Menomonee Falls.
Ben Franklin Crafts store in Oconomowoc celebrates 45 years 08-16-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Ben Franklin Crafts store in Oconomowoc will celebrate its 45th anniversary on Aug. 23 with a week full of events.
Wisconsin’s equalized property value increases 4% 08-16-2018
WAUKESHA — Wisconsin’s total statewide equalized property value as of Jan. 1 was $549 billion, a 4 percent increase compared to 2017, according to data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in its annual Equalized Value Report.
Lake Country Commons concept returns 08-16-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Diamond Entertainment, LLC will return to the Plan Commission tonight with a new iteration of the Lake Country Commons, a $65 million baseball stadium and mixed-use development proposed for the former Pewaukee Golf Club off Golf and Meadowbrook roads.
Restoration work begins after downtown fire 08-16-2018
WAUKESHA — A day after a fire started outside a stairwell between Spring City Wine House and The Clarke Hotel in downtown Waukesha, fire restoration crews were busy working to address the damage caused to the two businesses and the neighboring Steaming Cup.
Germantown Burger King to get a makeover 08-15-2018
GERMANTOWN — A Burger King restaurant situated in a high-profile area of Germantown is set to undergo an overhaul in the coming months, according to details submitted to village officials this week.
Site plan approved for ProAmPac addition in Hartford
08-15-2018
HARTFORD — Approval of a site plan by the city’s Plan Commission will allow a proposed expansion and relocating of some facilities on the ProAmPac campus to move forward.
Aurora St. Luke’s tops U.S. News list of area hospitals 08-15-2018
MILWAUKEE — For the second straight year, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center has been named the top hospital in Southeastern Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report.
Metro home sales see first uptick this summer 08-15-2018
WAUKESHA — For the first time this summer, home sales in the four-county metro Milwaukee area saw an increase in July, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Nearly 400 manufacturing jobs vacant in Hartford area
08-14-2018
HARTFORD — Despite using a variety of methods, business and industry in the Hartford area continue to struggle to find qualified workers.
Fiddleheads’ plans receive preliminary approval 08-14-2018
BROOKFIELD — Plans to save one of Brookfield’s oldest structures from the bulldozer have moved one step closer to reality, following a city panel’s recommendation Monday.
Wine, craft beer walk could come to downtown Waukesha this fall 08-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Wine and craft beer fans could have a new event to mark down in their calendars.
Village, restaurants create Richfield Dining Week 08-14-2018
RICHFIELD — With no local chamber of commerce, village officials and local restaurants are coming together in September to publicize the variety of unique eating establishments doing business in Richfield.
Lac La Belle Village Board to meet in closed session, again 08-12-2018
LAC LA BELLE — The Village Board has called a special closed session for Monday at 7:30 p.m. at The Club at Lac La Belle at 6996 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Five developers interested in Delafield Street strip mall property 08-12-2018
WAUKESHA — Five developers have submitted proposals expressing interest in a 3.38-acre collection of properties across from City Hall on Delafield Street.
Carlson Tool & Manufacturing celebrates 60 years 08-11-2018
CEDARBURG - For 60 continuous years, Carlson Tool & manufacturing Inc. has operated as a family business and offered engineering, tooling, drilling and machining services.
Development boom near Hartland 08-11-2018
HARTLAND - Village President Jeff Pfannerstill says he wants to cooperate with neighboring municipalities to resolve traffic issues on Winkleman and Lisbon roads that will result from a home building boom along the village’s northern border with Merton.
Downtown West Bend officials to ask business owners to pick up trash 08-10-2018
WEST BEND — Officials from the downtown West Bend Business Improvement District will begin sending another set of letters to retailers and property owners within their jurisdiction.
West Bend officials approve proposals for planned Fleet Farm development 08-10-2018
WEST BEND — The proposed Fleet Farm expansion planned for the southeast corner of Highway Z and West Washington Street in West Bend will continue with officials’ support for the development.
Mukwonago to host economic development summit Thursday 08-10-2018
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago is hosting an economic development summit that will offer a forum for regional leaders in economics, development, and business to discuss trends in Waukesha and Walworth counties.
Retailers rush to bring products into country 08-10-2018
WAUKESHA — The upcoming tariffs created by the Trump administration have caused concern and uncertainty among leaders in several industries, which includes retailers, which in turn has led to a significant increase in the importation of goods.
Quad sues magazine publisher in contract dispute 08-10-2018
WAUKESHA — Sussex-based printing giant Quad/Graphics is suing one of its clients, the publishers of Time magazine and others, over changes the publisher wants, like bagging magazines, that Quad/Graphics says would negate any benefit it gains by offering millions of dollars in discounts in recent years.
Torrid coming to The Shoppes at Fox River 08-10-2018
WAUKESHA — Fashion lovers will soon have another store at The Shoppes at Fox River that can serve their needs.
$42M medical center planned near Foxconn complex 08-09-2018
STURTEVANT, Wis. — A Wisconsin health care organization said will build a $42 million medical center in Sturtevant as the region prepares for population growth generated by the planned Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing complex.
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Waukesha County Business Alliance celebrates 100 years
09-18-2018
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance held its 100th annual meeting at the Waukesha County Expo Center on Thursday.
Fredonia resident joins Liberty Mutual 09-18-2018
MILWAUKEE — Mark Wildermuth, a Fredonia resident with more than two decades’ experience in insurance and financial services, has joined the Milwaukee office of Liberty Mutual Insurance as a sales representative.
Beloin gets financial planning designation 09-18-2018
CEDARBURG — Chris Beloin, a financial professional with Thrivent Financial’s Lakefront Group, recently earned the Certification in Long-Term Care designation granted by the Certification for Long-Term Care LLC.
MMT Phys.Ed. celebrates grand opening 09-18-2018
Cedarburg’s Muscle & Movement Therapy Phys.Ed. held its grand opening Aug. 23 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce.
Schloemer Law Firm adds to staff 09-17-2018
Attorney Isaiah M. Richie has joined the staff at Schloemer Law Firm S.C., which has offices in Kewaskum and West Bend.
Associated Bank names Meinolf as chief information officer 09-16-2018
GREEN BAY — Associated Bank-Corp has named Michael Meinolf the Green Bay company’s executive vice president and chief information officer, effective Tuesday.
Bethesda names vice president of retail 09-14-2018
WATERTOWN — Bethesda has named Juli Frank its vice president of retail to lead the organization’s 16 thrift shops and donation centers in seven states.
Stortz added to Commerce State Bank’s Board of Directors 09-13-2018
WEST BEND — Commerce State Bank announced that Lori L. Stortz, chief audit executive of University of Wisconsin System, was added to the bank’s board of directors.
OHS Building Trades III class launches new building project 09-12-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc High School’s Building Trades III class started work on a new project this week.
Chef from the cheel in Thiensville will be featured on Food Network 09-11-2018
THIENSVILLE — Barka Limbu Daily, chef and co-owner of the cheel, will be among five chefs featured on “Bite Club,” a new Food Network show.
Business Alliance welcomes Pewaukee Vision 09-10-2018
PEWAUKEE — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Pewaukee Vision as a new member.
Guardian Business Solutions joins Alliance 09-10-2018
BROOKFIELD — Guardian Business Solutions, located in Brookfield, helps manufacturers bridge the gap between business processes and technology.
Re/Max Service First celebrates new location 09-10-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Re/Max Service First recently celebrated its new location in the Town of Brookfield at 21075 Swenson Drive, No. 200, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
St. Luke’s church renovation wins award 09-07-2018
WAUKESHA — The recent renovation work completed by Groth Design Group at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Waukesha received the 2018 Liturgical/Interior Design Award by Faith & Form Magazine.
New Berlin Plastics joins Alliance 09-07-2018
NEW BERLIN — New Berlin Plastics, a manufacturer that does custom injection molding, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Financial adviser joins Alliance 09-07-2018
PEWAUKEE — Nathan Fair, a financial adviser with Edward Jones in Pewaukee, left, is presented a Waukesha County Business Alliance membership plaque.
Bill Mader joins MSI General 09-07-2018
OCONOMOWOC — MSI General Corp. recently hired Bill Mader as a project superintendent.
Hartland chamber donates to Kiwanis Club 09-05-2018
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce recently presented a donation check to the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hartland with thanks for all that the Kiwanis organization does for the community.
Hometown Pharmacy celebrates opening 09-05-2018
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce board of directors and ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently at Hometown Pharmacy to celebrate its opening in Hartland.
Sokol named USO Wisconsin center director 09-05-2018
MILWAUKEE — USO Wisconsin, Inc., a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to connecting military service members to family, home and country, has promoted Emily Sokol to a newly created position of center director.
The Boldt Company wins award for Children’s Hospital work 09-05-2018
APPLETON — The Boldt Company was recently honored with a 2018 Build Wisconsin Award in the Commercial Renovation category by the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin.
Port Washington State Bank announces promotion of Kim Kolanda in Cedarburg 09-04-2018
CEDARBURG — Port Washington State Bank has promoted Kim Kolanda to Personal Banker II at its Cedarburg office, W61 N526 Washington Ave.
Citizens Bank donates to Mukwonago High School 09-04-2018
MUKWONAGO — Citizens Bank conducted a check presentation for $15,000 at Mukwonago High School on Aug. 27.
Association Acumen receive best screenplay award 09-03-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Association Acumen’s submission to the Association Management Company Institute’s Day in the Life video series won best screenplay for its “Transition Turnaround with AMC” video.
Waukesha State Bank hires Price to manage Payroll Division 09-03-2018
WAUKESHA — Payroll Complete, a division of Waukesha State Bank, announced the addition of DeAnne Price as payroll services manager.
Business Alliance welcomes motivational speaker 08-31-2018
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Speak Up On Purpose as a new member.
Southwood Consulting joins Alliance 08-31-2018
FRANKLIN — Based in Franklin, Southwood Consulting provides financial consulting for growing businesses.
Alliance welcomes Capitoline Business Intelligence 08-31-2018
MILWAUKEE — Capitoline Business Intelligence recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Mukwonago landscape company joins Alliance 08-31-2018
MUKWONAGO — Bret Achtenhagen Seasonal Services recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Eckert, Kasiske join Exhibit Systems 08-30-2018
BROOKFIELD — In response to an increasing demand for face-to-face marketing, Exhibit Systems has increased its growing professional team with the additions of Kristin Eckert as controller and Steve Kasiske as a trade show and warehouse specialist on the operations team.
Ryan receives ‘Defender of Small Business Award’ 08-29-2018
CLINTON — The Job Creators Network presented House Speaker Paul Ryan with its Defender of Small Business Award for his leadership on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Friday.
Bill Bauerband opens new office 08-28-2018
The grand re-opening of the Edward Jones – Bill Bauerband Financial Advisor office occurred last week with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce.
Superior Support Resources joins Alliance 08-28-2018
BROOKFIELD — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Superior Support Resources as a new member.
Polyak Trucking joins Business Alliance
08-24-2018
BUTLER — Polyak Trucking, a Wisconsin trucking company based in Butler, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Coakley Brothers joins Business Alliance
08-24-2018
MILWAUKEE — Coakley Brothers, a moving services company located in Milwaukee, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Brookfield HR firm joins Alliance 08-24-2018
BROOKFIELD — Lawrence Allen & Kolbe, a human resources, business, and management consulting firm in Brookfield, recently became a member of the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Holmi joins TBG Networks in IT support 08-23-2018
WAUWATOSA — Troy Holmi has joined the IT support company TBG Networks in Wauwatosa.
Waukesha State Bank hires Curran 08-17-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 13 locations in Waukesha County, has hired David Curran as mortgage consultant.
Roder joins MSI General 08-17-2018
NASHOTAH — MSI General Corp. recently hired Adam G. Roder, as a structural engineer.
The darling of Wisconsin grocers 08-16-2018
MEQUON — State Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, received the Friend of Grocers award from the Wisconsin Grocers Association Aug. 1, during festivities at Godin’s Piggly Wiggly.
Waukesha State Bank names Huntley VP of human resources 08-15-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 13 locations in Waukesha County, has hired Kim Castillo Huntley as vice president — manager of human resources.
 
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