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Boeing to take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded jet
DALLAS — Boeing said Thursday it is booking a $4.9 billion charge to cover possible compensation to airlines that have canceled thousands of flights since the 737 Max jet was grounded after two deadly accidents. The airplane builder also said the Max-related fallout will cut $5.6 billion from its revenue and pre-tax earnings in the April-through-June quarter.
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Trustees discuss Prestwick violation 07-19-2019
LAC LA BELLE — There were sharp words exchanged among village residents, trustees and Village President Tim Clark at a Village Board meeting Wednesday night over citations the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued against the Prestwick Group Inc. for permit violations while constructing The Club at Lac La Belle golf course.
Snap-On beats Wall Street forecast 07-19-2019
KENOSHA — Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $180.4 million.
315-unit apartment complex proposed for Pabst Farms 07-19-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A 315-unit, nearly 35-acre apartment complex has been proposed by Milwaukee multifamily development firm Mandel Group for the lot in between Valley Road and Oconomowoc Parkway, just west of Summit Elementary School.
Evers starts search for new WEDC leader 07-18-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers says he's starting a search for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's next leader.
Wisconsin unemployment ticks up to 2.9% in June 07-18-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is up slightly after two months at a record low.
WaterView Condominiums appealed to Waukesha County Circuit Court 07-18-2019
WAUKESHA — After being denied in March by a hearing examiner and one appeal denied by the Oconomowoc Plan Commission in June, WaterView Condominiums and developer Peter Renner have filed a civil suit against Oconomowoc.
Fermentorium chosen as second beer garden brewery 07-18-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Cedarburg brewery Fermentorium has been chosen by the Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association as the second brewery to be featured this year at the Village Green Beer Gardens.
Panel recommends permits for building new Casey's General Store 07-18-2019
SLINGER — The village’s Plan Commission Wednesday night recommended approval of a conditional use permit to allow the construction and operation of a new Casey’s General Store fuel station, convenience store and car wash at 651 E. Washington Street.
Former Lakeland Automotive property still vacant 07-18-2019
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Town Administrator Jeff Herrmann said he hasn’t heard any update from Boucher Automotive Group about its plans for the former Lakeland Automotive, N48-W36216 Wisconsin Ave.
Kohl's starts seasonal hiring 07-18-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Summer is still in full swing in Wisconsin, but Kohl’s announced its plans Wednesday for its seasonal hiring, which includes more early hiring of employees than last year.
Germantown leaders OK zoning change for industrial building 07-17-2019
GERMANTOWN — Elected village leaders on Monday night agreed to rezone a stretch of rural land on Germantown’s northwest side to make way for an envisioned plastics distribution plant.
A half-century in Hartford 07-17-2019
HARTFORD — It’s been 50 years as Hartford Cleaners owners and there’s no end in site for this Hartford couple.
Mayor rips Walmart tax suit as 'frivolous' 07-17-2019
WEST BEND — The city’s mayor on Tuesday blasted Walmart’s latest effort to cut its property tax bill, calling the retail giant’s third dark store-related lawsuit in as many years a “frivolous” matter that demanded state lawmakers’ prompt attention.
Iron Town Harley-Davidson shuts down day-to-day operations 07-17-2019
NEW BERLIN — A Facebook post announced Tuesday morning that the Iron Town Harley-Davidson location is closed for day-to-day operations until further notice.
Delafield to debate downtown zoning 07-17-2019
DELAFIELD — The Plan Commission and Common Council are going to consider zoning code changes that could end the Bob Lang era of ambiance and architecture in downtown Delafield, according to present and past city officials.
US industrial production unchanged in June 07-16-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production was flat in June, as a slump in utilities was offset by gains in output by factories and mining.
The 'WOW' counties' hottest jobs 07-16-2019
WisConomy, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's source for economic and labor information, revealed what the "hottest" jobs are in Wisconsin through 2026.
Carlson Tool expanding with purchase of Cardinal Avenue building 07-16-2019
CEDARBURG — Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp. has announced the purchase of a building in Cedarburg as part of an expansion of operations.
Mohr Capital acquires Hyatt Regency Hotel ground lease
MILWAUKEE — Real estate investment firm Mohr Capital announced Monday it has acquired its first hotel ground lease in downtown Milwaukee at 333 W. Kilbourn Ave.
DNR: Prestwick violating permits at La Belle golf course 07-16-2019
LAC LA BELLE — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, for nearly a year, has been investigating allegations Prestwick Group Inc. has violated state environmental permits during construction of the Club at Lac La Belle golf course.
Charming Charlie closing all stores 07-16-2019
WAUKESHA — Women’s accessories and clothing store Charming Charlie announced it will close all of its stores.
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th to close Tosa store 07-14-2019
WAUWATOSA — Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th is the latest victim of the changing retail landscape.
Metro home sales decline 5.8% in June 07-13-2019
WAUKESHA — Home sales in the four-county metro Milwaukee area slowed for the month of June and the second quarter compared to last year, according to a Friday report from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Packers profit drops 98% to $724,000, hurt by losing 07-12-2019
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers reported a profit of just $724,000 in their latest fiscal year, which included their second straight season without a playoff appearance, a large contract extension for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and change in head coach from Mike McCarthy to Matt LaFleur.
Starbucks to stop selling newspapers at stores 07-12-2019
The pleasing sight of Starbucks tables strewn with the day’s paper will be no more.
China imports from US plunge 31% in June amid tariff war 07-12-2019
BEIJING — China's trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Walmart sues New Berlin in dark store lawsuit 07-12-2019
WAUKESHA — Walmart is suing New Berlin for a refund of “excessive real estate taxes” in one of several “dark store lawsuits” that have been filed in Waukesha County over the last few years.
Completion of The Parc on Lac La Belle set for October 07-11-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc Real Estate owner Jon Spheeris said the anticipated construction completion date for The Parc on Lac La Belle is Oct. 1.
Harley-Davidson's electric Hog: 0-60 in 3 seconds 07-11-2019
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electric motorcycle it's rolling out this year that it hopes will capture the imagination of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales.
Sewing together memories 07-11-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A new bridal studio has opened in the heart of downtown Oconomowoc as Kristin Hunzinger brings her expertise and knowledge of bridal gowns and the fashion world back from New York City.
Love of coffee fuels Java Hut's operators 07-11-2019
OCONOMOWOC — After 10 years of ownership, Colleen Hansen has decided to sell her pride and joy, Java Hut, 526 E. Wisconsin Ave., to a new owner who plans to keep the coffee shop under the same name.
Cedarburg is revisiting north side business park 07-11-2019
CEDARBURG — After a number of years of postponing the project due to the downturn of the economy, the city is looking to revisit developing a north-side business park.
West Bend planners green-light industry annexation 07-11-2019
WEST BEND — The Plan Commission this week gave its blessing for a proposed annexation that would grow West Bend by an estimated 155.7 acres and give the city room to expand future industry.
Gehl Foods expansion could hit speed bump 07-11-2019
GERMANTOWN — A cheese and food maker in Germantown has signaled plans to expand its factory.
Badger Packaging to build addition, remodel building
WEST BEND — Badger Packaging Corp. has chosen MSI General for the design and construction of an approximately 6,660-square-foot addition, as well as remodeling of its existing building in West Bend.
Alto-Shaam to have hiring event to prepare for growth
MENOMONEE FALLS — In anticipation of more growth, Alto-Shaam announced it will hold open interviews at its Menomonee Falls headquarters.
Evers: Foxconn will hire 1,500 workers 07-11-2019
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers says he believes Foxconn Technology Group will hire 1,500 people by the time production begins next spring at its new display panel plant in southeastern Wisconsin.
Quad announces strategic partnership with dtx to more directly reach consumers 07-11-2019
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced that through a new partnership, it will support a new direct-to-consumer ecosystem developed by the dtx company.
Development proposed on Lake Country Lutheran-owned land 07-11-2019
HARTLAND – A developer may purchase 53 acres from Lake Country Lutheran High School to construct a mixed-use development on land adjacent to the school.
Drug company to build new plant in southeastern Wisconsin 07-10-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers says an Illinois pharmaceutical company plans to build a drug manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin.
Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas 07-10-2019
NEW YORK — Danica Lause manufactured knitted hats in China for four years and struggled the whole time.
Powell sends strong signal of possible Fed rate cut 07-10-2019
WASHINGTON — Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates late this month for the first time in a decade in light of a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions.
Flooding could lead to lowest corn yield since 2012 07-10-2019
WAUKESHA — Eating corn on the cob may cost people a little more money this year after flooding affected farmers’ ability to plant crops.
Rezone signals future 240K-square-foot industrial building 07-10-2019
GERMANTOWN — Plan Commission members here on Monday night agreed to recommend rezoning a roughly 45-acre swath of agricultural land to make way for a proposed nearly 240,500-square-foot industrial building.
Hartford panel approves plans for business expansion projects 07-10-2019
HARTFORD — Actions by the city’s Plan Commission on Monday night will allow the expansion of two existing area businesses in the city’s Dodge Industrial Park.
Officials: Not German enough 07-10-2019
GERMANTOWN — The village’s busy main thoroughfare could be in line for a new bank someday. But first, it’ll have to pass design muster.
Waukesha State Bank launches private banking 07-10-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank has added private banking to the services it offers through its 13 locations in Waukesha County.
Stir Crazy Brookfield Square location permanently closed
BROOKFIELD — Those looking to enjoy Asian-inspired cuisine have one less local restaurant to choose from.
Wisconsin's largest landfill wants to expand again 07-09-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — The operators of Wisconsin's largest landfill are asking state regulators to approve plans to expand by moving contaminated garbage to make room for more waste.
Evers signs bill regulating electric scooters 07-09-2019
MILWAUKEE — Gov. Tony Evers has signed a bill to regulate electric scooters on roads and sidewalks.
Kohler Credit Union's Saver's Sweepstakes offers new and unique savings opportunity 07-09-2019
KOHLER — Kohler Credit Union has launched Saver’s Sweepstakes, a new prize-linked savings account.
Tramontina closes Manitowoc plant; 145 jobs eliminated
MANITOWOC — An aluminum cookware company has closed its Manitowoc plant, eliminating 145 jobs.
Gardner Denver acquires Swedish company 07-09-2019
MILWAUKEE — On Monday, Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. announced it acquired Oina VV AB, a Stockholm, Sweden-based company, for a net price of $10 million.
Fuel makers launch ad criticizing Trump ethanol mandates 07-08-2019
MADISON, Wis. — An association representing oil refineries is launching a television ad in four potential swing states criticizing President Donald Trump's moves to expand the use of ethanol in gasoline.
Pride in Healthcare scholarship to benefit LGBT community 07-06-2019
BROOKFIELD — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Herzing University-Brookfield have established the Pride in Healthcare scholarship to empower members of the Greater Milwaukee LGBT community through pursuing or advancing their careers in the health care industry.
Paul Davis Restoration to build facility in City of Pewaukee 07-06-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A groundbreaking for Paul Davis Restoration’s new office and warehouse in the Northmound industrial area will be held July 17.
US added a robust 224,000 jobs in June after weak May gain 07-05-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion.
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Al fresco at John’s Pizzaria 07-05-2019
GRAFTON — It’s become a great corner to sit outside at and enjoy downtown Grafton, and last week’s approval of a patio plan for John’s Pizzaria will expand that, at least, for pizza fans.
13-year-old plan coming to fruition 07-05-2019
GRAFTON — The Blue Stem subdivision is making headway in the village of Grafton.
'Treading water' 07-05-2019
MADISON — A study on statewide poverty rates released last week revealed mixed results, with improving childhood poverty rates but increased poverty among Wisconsin’s elderly residents.
MMAC report: business activity up in May 07-05-2019
WAUKESHA — The metro Milwaukee economy improved slightly in May compared to April, according to the most recent report from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, which said 11 of 22 indicators pointed in a positive direction versus year-ago levels.
Common Council OKs $3.15M industrial park purchase 07-03-2019
WEST BEND — The city could pay nearly $3.15 million to buy a swath of rural property off its southeastern border for a future industrial park — something city leaders have said West Bend needs but that some neighbors have said they don’t want.
Raised Grain Brewing collaborating with Alpine Valley
WAUKESHA — For the first time Alpine Valley Music Theater is collaborating with a craft beer brewer for its annual concert season.
Council votes help pave way for Reserve development
WAUKESHA — After several months of discussion, a planned mixed-use project pitched for underused land in the heart of Waukesha is moving forward after a pair of pivotal votes Tuesday.
Mequon Public Market makes it official with ribbon cutting, live music 07-02-2019
The Mequon Public Market officially opened to the public June 22, celebrating with a grand opening, a ribbon cutting and live music.
Menomonee Falls restaurant to pay tribute to historic ice harvesting 07-02-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — The logo for the new Waterlin Coffee Bar and Bistro is of a block of ice with harvesting tools — symbolizing the area’s historic ice harvesting industry and the man who started it on the Menomonee River.
'I always wanted to be a garbage man' 07-02-2019
CEDARBURG — Ozaukee Disposal is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the waste disposal business.
Website lets residents see development applications 07-02-2019
CEDARBURG — Active development applications that are submitted to the Town of Cedarburg Planning Department are tracked on town’s website.
Dielectric Manufacturing to build new plant and HQ in Germantown 07-02-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Dielectric Manufacturing will break ground on its new headquarters on Wednesday.
Waukesha council to vote on $33K settlement with Woodman's 07-02-2019
WAUKESHA — The Common Council will vote tonight to settle a “dark store” lawsuit filed against the city in 2017 by Woodman’s Food Market.
Eagle Park Brewing Company coming to Muskego business park 07-02-2019
MUSKEGO — Eagle Park Brewing Company will be bringing craft brews and a selection of food to a Muskego business park, the company confirmed via its Facebook page.
Downtown Delafield development requires code changes
DELAFIELD — After an hour and a half of public hearing, with testimony from nearly 30 citizens on Wednesday night, proponents and opponents of plans for two four-story buildings at the corner of Main and Genesee streets agreed downtown Delafield will be changed, forever, if the plans are approved by the city.
Hartland to discuss food truck policy 06-30-2019
HARTLAND — The village of Hartland Parks and Recreation Board is set to discuss when and where to allow food trucks in Hartland at a meeting Monday.
New Germantown website targeted at tourists 06-29-2019
GERMANTOWN — Want to know what’s going on in Germantown? Where to stay? How you can hold a meeting or other corporate style event in the village?
Roots closing Waukesha location 06-28-2019
WAUKESHA — The Roots location in Waukesha, 363 W. Main St., will close at the end of the business day today for good in favor of a new coffee shop that hopes to open up next week.
Industrial park plans could grow greatly 06-28-2019
WEST BEND — An envisioned 63-acre future industrial park on West Bend’s far southeast side could grow to more than 210 acres, a top city leader confirmed on Thursday.
Irish company acquires Titan Spine in Mequon 06-28-2019
MEQUON — The acquisition of Titan Spine by Medtronic plc has been completed.
U.S. economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in first quarter 06-28-2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between the United States and China.
Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk."
Grafton proactively says no to CBD 06-27-2019
GRAFTON — Though it was not on the agenda as an action item, the Grafton Plan Commission quickly agreed that the village of Grafton’s current zoning was adequate in regards to CBD dispensaries, at least for the time being.
GE Healthcare opens College of HTM 06-27-2019
WAUKESHA — Thinking about just how many medical devices and tools are used in hospitals every day can be overwhelming.
Payroll Control Systems moving offices to Brookfield 06-27-2019
BROOKFIELD — Payroll and human resources solutions company Payroll Control Systems is relocating its Milwaukee-area office July 1.
Jewell Homes adds remodeling division 06-27-2019
MUSKEGO — Jewell Homes LLC announced Wednesday it has added a home remodeling division.
Unemployment rates increase in W.O.W. counties 06-27-2019
WAUKESHA — The unemployment rates for Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties increased slightly in May compared to the previous month, data released by the Department of Workforce Development showed Wednesday.
Actuant reports 3Q income of $32.4M 06-27-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $32.4 million.
Hartland board tables pedicab proposal 06-26-2019
HARTLAND — The Village Board chose to table a discussion regarding a startup company that has proposed pedicab services in the village.
Developing the internet of things 06-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Microsoft has pledged more than $1.5 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in collaborative efforts between students, businesses and the government.
State jobs agency head says he will step down this fall
MADISON — The leader of Wisconsin’s jobs agency that negotiated the Foxconn Technology Group deal is stepping down later this year, around the time that he could be replaced by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
Ever-growing St. Paul Fish Company expands to Mequon
MEQUON — The St. Paul Fish Company opened in Mequon May 9 with a soft opening.
Wittes' plan takes another step forward 06-25-2019
CEDARBURG — After more than a year with little progress, plans to expand the existing operation at Witte’s Vegetable Stand took another small, but important leap forward at last Wednesday’s meeting of the town of Cedarburg Plan Commission.
Casey's General Store could open by
Aug. 13
HARTFORD — The start of construction of a new Casey’s General Store on the city’s west side was delayed a few months, but company officials still hope to have the chain’s newest store open by Aug. 13.
Piggly Wiggly to lay off 59 at Kenosha store 06-25-2019
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has received a Wisconsin Business Closing and Mass Layoff (WARN) notice from Piggly Wiggly, which will affect its Kenosha Store #4 location at 2801 14th Place.
Silverspot Cinema to open July 12 in The Corners of Brookfield 06-25-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The first Silverspot Cinema in Wisconsin, a boutique movie theater, will open July 12 in The Corners of Brookfield.
Farmers struggle with hemp grain, hang hopes on fiber, CBD
VIROQUA — Farmers are questioning whether growing hemp for grain will ever be profitable in Wisconsin, but they see the potential in the future of hemp fiber and CBD products.
Evers signs bill targeting businesses moving out of state
MADISON. — Gov. Tony Evers has signed into law a bill that eliminates a tax benefit for companies that move out of Wisconsin.
Evers signs bill allowing for larger liquor sales 06-24-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers has signed into law a measure supported by mega-liquor store Total Wine & More that allows for larger quantities of liquor to be sold at a single transaction at certain stores.
Wisconsin frac sand mines sit dormant as competition grows 06-24-2019
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Wisconsin's frac sand industry is grappling with several idled mines as the sector faces increased competition in Texas and Oklahoma.
'Piggly Bank' to open no later than end of month 06-23-2019
KEWASKUM — The so-called “Piggly Bank” is almost ready to open its doors to customers after the Westbury Bank fire led the company to think outside the box.
Germantown golf course project could add 250 housing units 06-23-2019
GERMANTOWN — A local golf course and an area property management company could make potentially sweeping changes to the 18-hole BlackStone Creek Golf Club in a move that envisions bringing hundreds more rental units to Germantown someday.
Harken sells City of Pewaukee HQ to private investor for $15M 06-23-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Harken, Inc. has sold its City of Pewaukee headquarters to a private real estate investment group, which founder Peter Harken says will help the manufacturer “accelerate” its growth.
Contractor guilty in fraud case 06-22-2019
WAUKESHA — A Brookfield man who stiffed contractors that worked with him to build a new home for Lake Country Bible Church five years ago admitted his guilt in court Friday.
Costly cars 06-22-2019
WAUKESHA — Cars are one of the big ticket items in many household budgets, and prices have been on the rise.
Retail Federation issues warning about increased Chinese tariffs 06-22-2019
WAUKESHA - On Friday, the National Retail Federation expressed concern about possible increased tariffs on Chinese goods, saying it would have a negative effect on Americans.
Richfield accepts road, rail payments from Kwik Trip 06-21-2019
RICHFIELD — The Village Board has accepted two checks, totaling about $375,000, as partial payment for some road and rail infrastructure work that will take place due to the upcoming construction of a new Kwik Trip convenience store at the site of a former truck stop.
Summerfest Tech to host startups pitching investment opportunities 06-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — During Summerfest Tech’s first 5 Lakes Pitch Competition, local technological startup companies will have the chance to pitch ideas to community investors and business executives — and win $10,000 in cash prizes.
Justice Department seeks to block Quad’s acquisition 06-21-2019
SUSSEX — The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit Thursday to block Quad/Graphics, Inc. from acquiring LSC Communications Inc., which Quad said it will "vigorously defend."
Mequon Public Market to open Saturday
MEQUON — The grand opening of the Mequon Public Market at Spur 16 will be marked with music and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Dielectric to break ground now on July 3 06-21-2019
GERMANTOWN — The groundbreaking scheduled for Dielectric’s 103,000-square-foot building project in Germantown was moved to July 3 at 2 p.m.
Milwaukee incubator kitchen opening in Sherman Park
MILWAUKEE — UpStart Kitchen, an incubator kitchen, will open this summer in Sherman Park.
Wisconsin unemployment rate remains at 2.8% 06-20-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at a record low.
CBD discussion moves to Grafton 06-20-2019
GRAFTON — The cannabidoil conversation is moving into Grafton.
WaterView Condominiums further denied by Plan Commission 06-20-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Plan Commission voted unanimously to affirm hearing examiner John Fuchs’ decision to deny developer Peter Renner’s WaterView Condominium project last Wednesday evening, citing the design didn’t match that of the historic Isthmus District.
May Garden Center to close downtown location after 63 years 06-20-2019
OCONOMOWOC — May Garden Center will be closing its doors on June 29 after being a staple in downtown Oconomowoc for almost 64 years.
Foxconn pours concrete for Gen6 Fab Manufacturing Facility 06-20-2019
MOUNT PLEASANT — On Wednesday, Foxconn Technology Group and its construction manager, Gilbane | Exyte began the concrete foundations and footing pour for the 988,999-square-foot Generation 6 Fabrication manufacturing facility at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Wisconsin.
Fed leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of future cuts
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday but signaled that it's prepared to start cutting rates if needed to protect the U.S. economy from trade conflicts and other threats.
No reservations about downtown Reserve project 06-19-2019
WAUKESHA — A planned apartment-anchored mixed-use development on vacant downtown land along the Fox River received unanimous approval Tuesday as the Common Council had an opportunity to weigh in and vote on the proposal.
West Bend leaders OK steps for Kwik Trip in city's northeast corner 06-19-2019
WEST BEND — Common Council members here this week took a few key steps toward permitting construction of a new Kwik Trip gas station and convenience store on the city’s far northeast side.
Suburban Asphalt starts construction of new facility 06-19-2019
NEW BERLIN — Ground has been broken for a new facility in New Berlin for Suburban Asphalt.
W.O.W. counties among best budgeteers in state 06-19-2019
BROOKFIELD — While many people struggle with keeping a budget, those living in Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties are some of the best at doing so in the state, according to a survey.
MSI General hired to build Waukesha hotel 06-19-2019
WAUKESHA — Kingbird Real Estate has selected MSI General to design and construct a four-story, 95-room Avid Hotel near Meadow Lane and Marshview Street in Waukesha.
Keller to build for Casey's General Store in Hartford 06-19-2019
HARTFORD — Keller, Inc. will build the approximately 4,500-square-foot Casey’s General Store on Hartford’s west side.
Bill Bauerband, Linden Investment Consultants seek to acquire existing investment practice 06-18-2019
CEDARBURG — Linden Investment Consultants, a financial services firm located in Cedarburg, announced its interest in acquiring an additional existing investment practice.
No more sad Mondays 06-18-2019
THIENSVILLE — Sandra Lind is the new owner of A Floral Affair in Thiensville. She’s fulfilling her lifelong ambition to work with fresh flowers and green plants.
West Bend Walmart sold to Calif. firm
WEST BEND — A San Diego real estate investment firm has purchased West Bend’s south-side Walmart property, the city assessor’s office confirmed on Monday.
Minneapolis company proposes $40M senior living facility
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Minneapolis-based developer The Waters has proposed a 150-unit senior living development in the city.
Komatsu Mining acquires Canadian manufacturer 06-18-2019
MILWAUKEE — Komatsu Mining Corp. announced Monday the acquisition of Timberock International Ltd., based in Elliot Lake, Ontario.
Elm Grove looking to revitalize its downtown area 06-16-2019
ELM GROVE — Small, quaint and safe are some of the top words that Elm Grove residents associate with their downtown, according to an online survey administered earlier this year on the village’s website.
Design plan temporarily tabled for Richfield bar expansion
RICHFIELD — A design plan for a major expansion and renovation of the Pleasant Hill Bar and Grill has been temporarily placed on hold after the village’s Architectural Review Committee tabled the proposal at their meeting Wednesday night due to concern about a portion of the exterior design.
Cakes While U Wait under new ownership 06-16-2019
PEWAUKEE — Cakes While U Wait bakery in Pewaukee is now under new ownership after owner Debbie Arestad retired and sold the business, according to a press release.
May Garden Center closing after 63 years 06-16-2019
OCONOMOWOC — After 63 years of business as a downtown Oconomowoc staple, May Garden Center, 132 E. Wisconsin Ave., will be closing its doors, according to owner Mary May.
Silly Willyz to close 06-16-2019
PEWAUKEE — Silly Willyz at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Pewaukee will close soon, according to a press release.
Bank First receives approval for merger with Partnership
CEDARBURG — Manitowoc-based Bank First has received approval from the shareholders of Partnership Community Bancshares Inc. parent company of Partnership Bank, to complete its merger of the two organizations.
Associated Banc-Corp closes on acquisition 06-16-2019
GREEN BAY — Associated Banc-Corp announced Friday that its subsidiary, Associated Bank, N.A., has closed its previously announced acquisition of the Wisconsin branch banking operations of The Huntington National Bank, a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.
Retail federation: Economy is picking up 06-15-2019
WAUKESHA - Retail sales increased a half-percent in May compared to April, and 3.2% adjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation on Friday. 
Richfield Plan Commission tables design for business park building 06-14-2019
RICHFIELD — Approval of a design plan for a new building being proposed in the village’s Endeavor Industrial Park has been tabled because of concerns expressed by members of the Architectural Review Committee over some of the materials proposed to be used on the building’s exterior.
Duluth Holdings: Fiscal 1Q earnings snapshot 06-14-2019
MOUNT HOREB — Duluth Holdings Inc. (DLTH) on Thursday reported a loss of $7.6 million in its fiscal first quarter.
National study: finances improving, emergency funds lacking 06-14-2019
American households have improved in financial security in the last year as the economy has grown, according to a new federal study.
Commission hits brakes on proposal for St. Mary's 06-14-2019
PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission voted unanimously to table Capri Community’s plans to redevelop St. Mary’s Church after nearly two hours of public comments at a Thursday night meeting.
Council says no to CBD in downtown
CEDARBURG — Following the recommendation from Cedarburg’s Plan Commission, the Cedarburg Common Council unanimously voted not to change the city’s existing zoning code to allow CBD dispensaries in the downtown B-3 Central Business District.
Commission OKs site plan for Carmex 06-13-2019
HARTFORD — The site plan to allow the construction of a new Carmex Precision Tool location in the city’s Dodge Industrial Park was approved earlier this week by the Plan Commission.
Industrial park tenant plans move forward in Mukwonago 06-13-2019
MUKWONAGO — Two companies with plans to build new facilities in Mukwonago’s industrial park on the south side of the village were approved at a Tuesday night Plan Commission meeting.
Pat and Lori Fox: Lake Country’s grocers 06-13-2019
HARTLAND — A customer at the Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly in Hartland accidentally tore up $50 in cash while walking out of the store.
Muskego Chamber of Commerce relocating 06-13-2019
MUSKEGO — The Muskego Chamber of Commerce is seeking a new tenant to lease its current space while the chamber searches for a new location.
Commission approves, recommends proposed hotel 06-13-2019
WAUKESHA — A proposed 95-room hotel moved one step closer to reality Wednesday, following favorable comments from members of a city panel.
Hartford council approves deal for new downtown parking lot 06-12-2019
HARTFORD — The Common Council Tuesday night gave unanimous approval to a plan that will allow construction of a new municipal parking lot adjacent to the downtown.
Zilber Property Group to construct Pleasant Prairie facility
MILWAUKEE — Zilber Property Group announced it will built a 50,000-square-foot industrial build-to-suit facility for Kenosha-based Bio Fab Technologies, Inc. in Pleasant Prairie.
Milwaukee and Madison lead metro areas in hiring predictions 06-12-2019
WAUKESHA — Not only is Wisconsin one of five states in the country with the strongest jobs outlook, according to a survey from ManpowerGroup, Milwaukee and Madison made the list of top metro areas in the country for the same reason.
Kohl's to close all Off/Aisle locations 06-12-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — All four Kohl’s Off/Aisle stores will close Aug. 3, the Menomonee Falls company announced Tuesday.
Potawatomi to offer Topgolf Swing Suite Bays 06-11-2019
MILWAUKEE — A new entertainment option is coming to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino that offers fun for golfers and non-golfers from the comfort of a suite.
Culver's unveils new Flavors of the Day
WAUKESHA — What will be your new flavor of the day? Culver’s will unveil four new flavors during this summer.
Metro Milwaukee home sales increase for first time in 2019 06-11-2019
WAUKESHA — For the first time this year, home sales in the metro Milwaukee area increased.
Hartford companies' new owner: No plans to move jobs
HARTFORD — An official with the Kentucky equity firm that recently bought out a couple manufacturers here said there are no plans to shut down factories or move jobs.
Manitou Group looks to bulldoze carbon emissions 06-09-2019
WEST BEND — Carbon dioxide levels are up. A West Bend manufacturer is trying to help reverse that — one truckload at a time.
New Avid Hotel brand proposed for Meadow Lane 06-09-2019
WAUKESHA — A new name in the hospitality industry — Avid Hotel — is proposing a 41,700-square-foot, four-story hotel with 95 guest rooms on the northwest side of the city.
Retailers stock up as tariffs loom  06-08-2019
WAUKESHA - As pending tariffs loom closer, retailers are continuing to stock up on inventory, according to a Friday release from the National Retail Federation.
Menomonee Falls Hotel joins Marriott collection  06-08-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS - The Menomonee Falls Hotel, previously the Radisson, is undergoing a complete interior renovation in preparation of becoming part of the Delta Hotels by Marriott collection.

Chefs for Seniors launches in southeast Wisconsin  06-08-2019
WATERFORD - Chefs for Seniors, a growing national franchise that specializes in providing affordable, fresh and healthy meals to senior citizens, will open a new location in southeastern Wisconsin.

EconomicsWisconsin launches agreement with Carroll University  06-08-2019
WAUKESHA - A partnership between EconomicsWisconsin and Carroll University is intended to expand economics and personal finance education in the state’s K-12 education system.
Developer to alter plans for proposed 56-acre mixed-use development in Muskego 06-07-2019
MUSKEGO — Neumann Developments, Inc. has proposed a 56-acre mixed-use development in Muskego, but the Pewaukee-based company will likely its their proposal following a Tuesday night Plan Commission meeting, said Steve DeCleene, president of Neumann Developments.
Germantown firm creates Healthcare Center of Excellence 06-07-2019
GERMANTOWN — Tooling, molding and equipment technologies firm MGS Manufacturing is working to consolidate operations at its Germantown plant, as it invests $20 million to create a new Healthcare Center of Excellence, according to a company press release.
Oconomowoc company launches office technology 06-07-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Greg Walters Inc. announced it has launched ArcDrive, which will allow vendors to initiate or build out managed print services engagements.
Program expands computer science instruction in Wisconsin 06-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — Dozens of Wisconsin schools are participating in a program created by tech giant Microsoft's philanthropic arm to address a shortage of computer science professionals across the country.
Indeed Brewing Company chosen for first 2019 beer garden 06-06-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Downtown Oconomowoc Area Business Association has chosen Indeed Brewing Company — a Minneapolis-based craft brewery — to be the featured beer at the first Village Green Beer Garden of 2019.
Creative License owner to expand art studio to Pewaukee
HARTFORD —- The owner of Creative License, Angela Eisenhut, is in the midst of prepping her art studio for a second location in Pewaukee after three to four years of rebuilding the company.
Hartford companies acquired by Kentucky firm 06-06-2019
WEST BEND — A Kentucky-based private equity firm announced this week it had bought two Hartford manufacturing companies, plus one in Milwaukee.
REV Group’s sales increase 1% for quarter 06-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — Net sales increased 1% during the second quarter for REV Group, Inc. when compared to the specialty vehicle manufacturer’s second quarter last year.
Gundrum: Lawmakers eyeing 'a start' on addressing 'dark stores' 06-05-2019
WEST BEND — A state representative told city leaders this week that lawmakers in Madison were working on a raft of bills aimed at helping address “Dark Store” tax lawsuits targeting cities like West Bend.
Downtown senior center plans outlined 06-05-2019
WEST BEND — A developer has proposed building an “active senior living community” on a downtown-area property where a factory once operated.
Lands’ End reports loss 06-05-2019
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Tuesday reported a loss of $6.8 million in its fiscal first quarter.
A. O. Smith launches line of wholesale residential water treatment solutions 06-05-2019
MILWAUKEE — Global water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation has introduced its first A. O. Smith line of residential water treatment products available exclusively to the wholesale channel.
R&R Insurance moves to new headquarters 06-05-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — R& R Insurance has made the transition to its new headquarters in the City of Pewaukee.
Marcus Theatres announces new Movie Tavern offerings
MILWAUKEE — In time for the summer blockbuster season, 15 of the 22 Movie Tavern by Marcus locations will get new amenities, including DreamLounger recliner seating, SuperScreen DLX or UltraScreen DLX auditoriums.
Cubanitas opening 3rd location in The Corners 06-05-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Offering the taste of Cuba, Cubanitas announced it will open its third location in The Corners in the Town of Brookfield.
Wolf Run properties up for sale 06-05-2019
MUKWONAGO — Several Greenwald family-owned properties along Wolf Run in an area called the Gateway District on the south side of Mukwonago are now listed for sale with a real-estate agent.
Wing It! becomes the Good Land Wing Co. 06-04-2019
PORT WASHINGTON — Wing It! is undergoing a series of changes, including its name.
Local takes a different path than planned 06-04-2019
MEQUON — Out of high school, Matt Willms headed to UW-LaCrosse to pursue an athletic degree, thinking he would love to coach. He soon felt he needed a larger challenge and switched to pre-med.
Moreland OB-GYN to offer laughing gas during labor 06-04-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Future moms looking for more agency during their childbirth experience now have one more option.
Bliss Communications to sell newspapers, radio stations
JANESVILLE, Wis. — A southern Wisconsin-based communications company plans to sell its newspapers and radio stations.
Waukesha Common Council to consider annexation proposal 06-02-2019
WAUKESHA — After receiving approval from the city’s Plan Commission, a proposal to annex about 3.93 acres of land from the Town of Waukesha at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Genesee Road so Froedtert can construct a 6,000-square-foot clinic will be discussed at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting.
Developer eyes $1 land buy from West Bend 06-02-2019
WEST BEND — City officials are considering selling a roughly 3.3-acre former factory site for $1 with plans that developers will someday deliver a new downtown-area hotel there.
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Target Distribution Center celebrates 25 years in Oconomowoc 07-18-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Target Distribution Center on Summit Avenue and Oconomowoc Parkway is celebrating a quarter century in the Oconomowoc area.
Vrakas announces promotions 07-17-2019
BROOKFIELD — The public accounting and business advisory firm of Vrakas S.C. announced the promotions of Nicole Gabriel, CPA, and Michelle Van, CPA, as manager.
The Lash Lounge welcomes Leslie Dehn 07-17-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Leslie Dehn has been named the new marketing and business development maven for The Lash Lounge Brookfield — The Corners.
Daniels joins Tribute Companies as project architect 07-17-2019
HARTLAND — The Tribute Companies announced that Brett Daniels has joined The Tribute Companies as a project architect.
Two Washington County companies get 'Future 50' laurels
WEST BEND — A Milwaukee-area commerce group has lauded two Washington County companies for their growth.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly store director to be recognized
HARTFORD — The store director of the Hartford location of Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly, Brian Hass, will be recognized by the Wisconsin Grocers Association for his contributions to the community in which he both lives and serves with WGA’s 2019 Community Service Award.
Shorewest opens North Woods office 07-16-2019
Shorewest, REALTORS welcomes its newest office in Mountain, approximately 45 miles west of Marinette and 60 miles north of Green Bay.
Chay named VP of mortgage lending at PWSB 07-16-2019
PORT WASHINGTON — Port Washington State Bank announced last week that it is welcoming Linda Chay as vice president of mortgage lending.
North Shore Bank, Bank First and BMO Harris named among top five banks in the state 07-16-2019
BROOKFIELD — North Shore Bank announced last week that the company has been named to Forbes Best-In-State Banks list for 2019.
Local CertaPro Painters joins Alliance 07-16-2019
WAUKESHA — CertaPro Painters of Waukesha County, a residential and commercial painting company in Waukesha, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Briohn Building joins Alliance 07-16-2019
BROOKFIELD — Based in Brookfield, Briohn Building Corporation is a full-service design/build construction company.
Chortek celebrates new Waukesha location 07-16-2019
WAUKESHA — Chortek, along with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, celebrated Chortek's new Waukesha location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
$2,500 raised from motorcycle run 07-14-2019
HARTFORD - J.P. Zvesper, second from right, of Triton Trailers presents a check to Hartford VFW Commander Ron Schnorenberg. The company donated a trailer that the VFW post was able to raffle off.
Family member physicians join ProHealth clinic in Waukesha
WAUKESHA — Seven new family medicine resident physicians have joined the ProHealth Medical Group clinic at 210 N.W. Barstow St. in downtown Waukesha.
North Shore Bank names Johnson as VP of marketing
BROOKFIELD — North Shore Bank announced that Kate Johnson is the company’s new vice president of marketing.
Thrive Architects opens new location 07-10-2019
WAUKESHA — Thrive Architects recently celebrated its new location at 259 South St., Suite B, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Kohl's donates $1 million to Junior Achievement of Wisconsin 07-10-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Students who attend schools in the greater Milwaukee area may benefit from a $1 million donation over three years from Kohl’s to Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.
Ansay & Associates joins Alliance 07-09-2019
BURLINGTON — Ansay & Associates, an independent insurance agency based in Burlington, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Hoggers Pub joins Hartland chamber 07-09-2019
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomed Hoggers Pub, LLC as a new member recently.
Dyslexia Achievement Center joins Alliance 07-06-2019
ELM GROVE — Dyslexia Achievement Center offers private practice tutoring, academic evaluation and instruction in Elm Grove.
Business Alliance welcomes Colonial Tree Service 07-06-2019
WAUKESHA — Based in Waukesha, Colonial Tree Service helps Waukesha County residents maintain trees and shrubs to add value to the landscape.
Octavian Technology Group joins Alliance 07-06-2019
BROOKFIELD — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Octavian Technology Group as a new member.
Business Alliance welcomes law firm 07-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Galanis, Pollack, Jacobs & Johnson SC as a new member.
Milwaukee attorney takes lead as state bar president 07-05-2019
GREEN BAY — Jill Kastner, a Milwaukee attorney, was sworn in as the State Bar of Wisconsin’s 64th president on June 12 at its annual meeting and conference in Green Bay.
Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting adds Dion as consulting manager 07-05-2019
BROOKFIELD — Vrakas/ Blum Computer Consulting, Inc. announced the addition of Lisa Dion as consulting manager.
Ford joins Waukesha State Bank 07-05-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank has hired Carol Ford as mortgage consultant.
Payroll Control Systems hires operations manager 07-05-2019
ELM GROVE — Payroll Control Systems, a leading provider of customer-centered, locally operated payroll and human resources solutions, has hired Deb Hess as operations manager for its Milwaukee-and-Minneapolis-area offices.
CBD American Shaman joins business group 07-05-2019
PEWAUKEE — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed CBD American Shaman as a new member.
First School of Business Dean no longer with Carroll 07-03-2019
WAUKESHA — The first dean for Carroll University’s two-year-old School of Business is no longer with the school.
Kettle Moraine YMCA receives donation from Russ Darrow Group 07-02-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — For the third consecutive year, the Russ Darrow Group’s dealerships in West Bend participated in a program to support the Kettle Moraine YMCA’s “Send a Kid to Camp Campaign.”
Stewart Title Company joins Alliance 07-02-2019
MOUNT PLEASANT — Stewart Title Company, a full-service title insurance company in Mount Pleasant, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Koshak joins First Weber in West Bend 06-30-2019
WEST BEND — First Weber has announced the addition of Cara Koshak to its West Bend office.
Chick joins raSmith as construction representative 06-28-2019
BROOKFIELD — Kyle Chick has joined raSmith’s Brookfield office as a construction representative to support the construction services division.
McCaffery joins Stainless Foundry & Engineering as sales director 06-28-2019
MILWAUKEE – Stainless Foundry & Engineering announced the addition of Mitch McCaffery as director of sales and marketing.
Terry Kotsakis joins First Business Bank 06-28-2019
BROOKFIELD — First Business Bank, a division of First Business Financial Services, Inc., announced that Terry Kotsakis was hired as a vice president — treasury management.
First Federal Bank names McManus SVP of lending 06-28-2019
WAUKESHA – First Federal Bank of Wisconsin announced that Brian McManus, a 20-year banking industry veteran and most recently senior vice president of commercial lending, has been promoted to senior vice president of lending and executive officer of First Federal Bank.
Quad to sponsor Road America's bridge 06-28-2019
ELKHART LAKE — Road America and Sussex-based Quad/Graphics have signed a dealing that will make Quad the new landmark sponsor of the race track’s bridge located right before turn 9, according to a Thursday announcement.
Quad's deputy general counsel recognized for leadership 06-26-2019
SUSSEX — Dana Gruen, vice president, chief compliance officer and deputy general counsel for Quad/ Graphics, Inc. has earned the prestigious 2019 Global Counsel Award in the category of employment law.
West Bend man receives ABC Supply's Ken Hendricks Award 06-26-2019
WEST BEND — Chris Schrage of West Bend has been honored with ABC Supply Co. Inc.’s 2019 Ken Hendricks Award, the highest recognition an ABC Supply associate can receive.
Variety – The Children's Charity names director of development 06-25-2019
ELM GROVE — Variety – The Children’s Charity welcomes its new director of development, John Singer. Singer joins the executive team at Variety to spearhead the organization’s overall development plan.
First Federal Bank promotes Haslam 06-25-2019
WAUKESHA — First Federal Bank of Wisconsin announced Michelle Haslam, former information security risk officer, has been promoted to senior vice president of operations and executive officer of First Federal Bank.
Chamber welcomes Anytime Fitness 06-21-2019
HARTLAND — Anytime Fitness, 520 Hartbrook Drive, recently joined the Hartland Chamber of Commerce.
Aire Serve joins Hartland chamber 06-21-2019
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomed Aire Serve Heating & Air Conditioning as a new member recently.
Espire Homes joins Hartland chamber 06-21-2019
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce board of directors and ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new chamber member Espire Homes and the Renovations Group, Inc. on May 30 to celebrate their successful opening in Hartland.
Swimming Pool Services named 'Top 50 Builder' 06-21-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Swimming Pool Services Inc. has been named to the 2019 Pool & Spa News Top 50 Builders list for the second consecutive year.
Fischer receives WICPA accounting educator award 06-20-2019
WAUKESHA — Paul M. Fischer, CPA, PhD, an Oconomowoc resident and professor of accounting at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, received the 2019 Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Accounting Educator Award at the organization’s Member Recognition Banquet & Annual Business Meeting held May 9 in Waukesha.
Bethesda names Sneddon its chief operating officer 06-20-2019
WATERTOWN — Dave Sneddon has been named the chief operating officer for Bethesda, a national nonprofit organization that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Local businesses recognized for community involvement at county awards gala 06-18-2019
WAUKESHA — Several Waukesha County businesses were recognized for their success and community involvement during a Waukesha County Awards Gala Thursday, the Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Friday.
Orangetheory to hold grand opening at new home Thursday 06-18-2019
MEQUON — Orangetheory Fitness Technology in Mequon will hold a grand re-opening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at its new home in the River Centre Plaza, 6101 W. Mequon Road.
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