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Judge OKs Curt Schilling settlement over video game company
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A judge has approved a settlement with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling over a $75 million deal with Rhode Island state that brought his failed video game company to the state. A court spokesman says Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein approved the $2.5 million settlement Friday.
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Developer wants $1.3M in public financing for apartment complex 09-24-2016
WAUKESHA — Less than two weeks after a downtown apartment project was approved by the Waukesha Plan Commission, the developer is seeking $1.3 million in public funding, which the Finance Committee will take up during its 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday.
Potential cell tower raises concerns 09-24-2016
WAUKESHA — As US Cellular eyes a new cell tower location in the city of Waukesha, Ald. Joe Pieper and some residents are raising concerns.
Public meeting for Downtown Design Overlay District 09-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — An informational meeting will be held next week by the Oconomowoc Planning Department for the public to share feedback regarding the Downtown Design Overlay District.
Auto shop owner put on notice for violating permit terms
CEDARBURG — After fielding a string of complaints the past year, Cedarburg officials are putting a local business owner on notice as allegations of violating the terms outlined in his conditional-use permit have mounted.
Unemployment drops in most Wisconsin cities, counties
MADISON — Unemployment dropped in most of Wisconsin’s largest cities and counties in August.
Liquor license helps business boom at Hops & Leisure 09-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — It’s finally time for Allen Leofilos to raise a glass for a toast.
Sobelman’s coming to Waukesha 09-22-2016
WAUKESHA — Soon, local fans of out-of-this-world Bloody Marys and hefty burgers won’t have to venture too far.
21 states sue to block expansion of overtime pay law 09-21-2016
LAS VEGAS — Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration.
Kohlsville’s Spiros Industries getting 2nd addition 09-21-2016
The spring and wire form manufacturer Spiros Industries is adding on to its Kohlsville headquarters for the second time to create more production and storage space.
Developer files suit against city, county
The heat has been turned higher in an ongoing dispute between an area developer and West Bend and Washington County officials.
Facebook post: Sobelmans coming to Waukesha County
WAUKESHA — According to a Facebook post Tuesday evening, Sobelmans Pub and Grill will be opening a location in Waukesha County with more details to be announced today.
Scout & Molly’s coming to The Corners
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Another retail chain will open its first location in Wisconsin at The Corners.
Home2 Suites coming to Falls 09-21-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — A new hotel will be coming to the area, with a groundbreaking ceremony planned for Thursday.
National Exchange, American Bank complete merger 09-21-2016
FOND DU LAC — National Exchange Bank & Trust and American Bank have completed their merger, the two companies announced in a statement Tuesday.
Catholic health care systems unite as Ascension Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE — Ministry Health Care, Columbia St. Mary’s and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare announced that the health care providers have merged to work under the name of Ascension Wisconsin.
Cost questioned for updating Slinger comprehensive plan
SLINGER — Village trustees decided Monday night to delay until at least their next meeting any final decision on hiring Vandewalle and Associates to complete a state-required update of the village’s comprehensive plan.
Harnessing tech to help 09-20-2016
MEQUON — In its relatively short life, iDAvatars has undergone a notable growth spurt and evolved as a company. But, as the head of the company states emphatically, the underlying mission statement has been unwavering.
Bublr Bikes adds more stations, bikes for rent 09-20-2016
MILWAUKEE - Bublr Bikes has added more equipment to the area, the business said in a release Monday.
Waukesha Metal Products offers tours for school groups on Manufacturing Day 09-20-2016
GRAFTON — As part of the fifth annual National Manufacturing Day Oct. 7, Waukesha Metal Products is offering tours of its two facilities, including its Grafton location.
Mequon refines window rules 09-20-2016
MEQUON — Members of of the Mequon Planning Commission and city staff continued to refine proposed rules for window coverings used by Town Center businesses during a meeting Sept. 12.
Six lots added to subdivision plat 09-20-2016
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Common Council approved the addition of six lots to a preliminary plat for the Sandhill Trails subdivision.
Income up, and so is poverty level 09-20-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Numbers are rising in Ozaukee County’s world of finance, both the good and the bad.
Local farmers happy with apple harvest 09-20-2016
Apple growers are harvesting the fruits of their labor and it’s showing up in bushels, baskets, pecks and boxes at farmers markets, harvest festivals and roadside stands.
Networking (and beer) at EDWC event 09-20-2016
Economic Development Washington County is hosting its second annual conference, which offers an opportunity for professionals to learn, network and drink beer.
Kohl’s to hire 69K-plus for holiday season 09-20-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Kohl’s will hire more than 69,000 store associates across the nation this holiday season, the company announced in a statement Monday.
Group takes issue with payday lending practices 09-20-2016
WAUKESHA - Dozens of advocates from SOPHIA of Waukesha County took to the streets to raise awareness on the potential downfalls of payday and title loans Monday.
Legislators combating ‘dark-store’ taxing for businesses
At least two state legislators are working to clarify laws surrounding property taxes after several businesses have sued municipalities over their assessed property value.
Ameriprise to host seminar on housing for older adults
BROOKFIELD - The local branch of Ameriprise Financial will host a seminar to discuss the costs and other considerations about choosing housing for older adults.
Waste Management buys assets from Pioneer Industries
MILWAUKEE - Waste Management of Wisconsin Inc. acquired recycling assets of Pioneer Industries of Wisconsin, the company announced Friday.
Davis & Kuelthau names new attorney 09-17-2016
BROOKFIELD - Davis & Kuelthau announced that attorney Robert W. Habich joined the firm’s real estate and corporate team in the Milwaukee office.
Can the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV really go 200-plus miles with no recharge? We try it
LOS ANGELES — Chevrolet has announced an Environmental Protection Agency-approved range of 238 miles for its all-new, all-electric Bolt EV.
Area businesses asked to develop emergency plans 09-16-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management has asked local businesses to develop and train emergency preparedness plans this month, as part of National Preparedness Month.
Meijer grocery home delivery begins 09-16-2016
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - On Thursday, Meijer introduced a new program that delivers groceries to customers’ doorsteps within an hour.
Hunzinger to manage construction of Bucks arena entertainment plaza 09-16-2016
MILWAUKEE - Hunzinger Construction has been selected to manage the construction of an entertainment plaza as part of Milwaukee’s downtown arena development, the Milwaukee Bucks released in a statement Thursday.
DWD: Wisconsin hired over 41,000 employees in past year
MADISON - Wisconsin posted a net gain of 41,100 non-farm jobs added and the unemployment rate remains at a 15-year low, according to revisions to the figures by the Department of Workforce Development released Thursday.
Richfield batch dairy operation gets approval 09-16-2016
RICHFIELD — After an earlier setback experienced by the developer, village trustees Thursday night gave final approval to a request for a conditional-use permit from Kurt Schwendimann to begin a small batch dairy production operation in a vacant building at 106 Highway 164.
Kwik Trip adding another Waukesha store 09-16-2016
WAUKESHA - Another Kwik Trip will be coming to the city, the company confirmed Thursday.
Waukesha Sportscards to close, relocate 09-16-2016
WAUKESHA - Waukesha Sportscards will close at its current location and relocate to the Westbrook Shopping Center.
Trump outlines vision for economy, promising large tax cuts 09-15-2016
NEW YORK — Donald Trump outlined his vision for managing the nation's economy as president on Thursday, promising that his plans to lower taxes by $4.4 trillion over a decade and cut regulations would lead to booming growth, create millions of jobs and even cut into the nation's budget deficit.
Retail sales fall 0.3 percent in August, a sharper drop than expected 09-15-2016
Retail sales fell in August, during what is traditionally back-to-school shopping season, as shoppers continued to rein in their spending.
Behind health law's 'growing pains,' more serious problems? 09-15-2016
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told insurers this week his health care overhaul has had some growing pains. But with premiums rising and marquee insurers bailing, could the real diagnosis be "failure to thrive?"
With UK leaving, crises simmering, EU ponders uncertain future 09-15-2016
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — If Britain long felt like a sore festering at the heart of European unity, its planned departure has made one thing clear — it's far from the only malaise for the vision of a common European Union future.
Business development loan pool expanded 09-15-2016
OCONOMOWOC — More businesses in Oconomowoc stand to benefit from favorable loans after the city’s Common Council voted Sept. 6 to expand the Downtown Oconomowoc Business Development Loan Pool.
Town Center plans advance 09-15-2016
MEQUON — The second phase of the Mequon Town Center – 165 apartments and three retail sites – cleared a significant hurdle Tuesday as the Mequon Common Council rezoned the 13.4-acre parcel.
Mad Max store planning reconstruction 09-15-2016
The Mad Max convenience store at the BP gas station, 1229 S. Main St., West Bend, is adding an oversized sign.
‘Condo-style’ apartment plan approved by Jackson Village Board 09-15-2016
The conceptual plan for condo-style, upscale apartments proposed to be built in the village of Jackson on Sherman Road and Glenbrooke Drive was approved by the Village Board on Tuesday night.
Helping Hispanics succeed 09-15-2016
WAUKESHA - From a young age, Griselda Aldrete knew she had to work hard to overcome obstacles that stood in her way.
Ten sweet years 09-15-2016
WAUKESHA - For Roger and Carrie Igielski, their chocolate business began as just the two of them making a midlife professional pivot away from their careers in education.
Downtown apartment project approved
WAUKESHA - A 64-unit, 110,000 square-foot apartment complex will be coming to the downtown area, pending developer financing and TIF funding.
Americans finally received raise last year 09-14-2016
WASHINGTON  - In a long-awaited sign that middle-class Americans are finally seeing real economic gains, U.S. households got a raise last year after seven years of stagnant incomes.
BID looking for other solutions for website plan 09-14-2016
Members of the West Bend Business Improvement District are considering an alternate plan for creating a website to market the downtown area after an initial vendor’s proposal didn’t materialize.
New strategy helps local company grow 09-14-2016
Nelson Container got its start in Milwaukee in 1962. They continue to make custom packaging to this day in Germantown, but the way they go about business changed after the turn of the century.
Survey: U.S. hiring grows in 4Q; Midwest remains stable
MILWAUKEE - With a slight increase in plans to hire employees the rest of the year, the employment outlook in the nation has returned to post-recession strength, a survey by ManpowerGroup showed.
Point Burger Bar offers family-friendly atmosphere 09-14-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Brian Ward wanted to bring a family-friendly restaurant environment to Lake Country.
Home sales grow throughout area, county in August 09-13-2016
WAUKESHA - Home sales throughout the metro-Milwaukee area were up 9.5 percent in August, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors said in a release Monday.
Waukesha Metal Products offers tours for school groups on Manufacturing Day 09-13-2016
GRAFTON — As part of the fifth annual National Manufacturing Day Oct. 7, Waukesha Metal Products is offering tours of its two facilities, including its Grafton location.
OSHA statement not fair picture of Carlson Tool, president says 09-13-2016
CEDARBURG — Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp. has taken “sure and swift actions” to ensure that a worker’s death such as the one that occurred at the plant in March can never happen again, according to President and CEO Jerry Edquist.
Apartment proposal shot down for third time 09-13-2016
CEDARBURG — The third time was not a charm for a developer hoping to construct a three-story apartment complex just south of downtown Cedarburg.
New Hartford TIF district clears another hurdle 09-13-2016
HARTFORD — One hurdle down, a couple more to clear.
Summerfest, MillerCoors renew partnership, announce plan to renovate Maier Festival Park 09-13-2016
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. not only renewed its partnership with MillerCoors, but the Miller Lite Oasis stage at Henry Maier Festival Park will also undergo a substantial renovation, the two companies announced Monday.
Brookfield commission to discuss hotel plans for The Corridor 09-10-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Plan Commission will discuss a 138-room hotel proposed for the mixed-use development The Corridor near Bluemound and Calhoun roads during its regular meeting Monday.
Approval recommended for revised Main Street apartments 09-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Revised plans for the proposed Clearpoint Apartments in downtown Waukesha will be discussed during Wednesday’s Plan Commission meeting, a few weeks after the commission unanimously voted to send the plans back for architectural adjustments.
How to grow businesses, attract young employees? 09-10-2016
WAUKESHA — With over 1,100 member companies, the Waukesha County Business Alliance has grown drastically since its inception in 1918.
Brady reports $25M profit during Q4 09-10-2016
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corporation announced on Friday that it’s posted a $25 million profit for the fiscal fourth quarter.
Local restaurants, bars dealing with labor shortage 09-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Daylee Public House/Simply Irresistible Catering owner Megan Day didn’t foresee it as an issue.
Not in their backyard 09-09-2016
TOWN OF HARTFORD — Those against a proposed reliever route for truck traffic around the city of Hartford didn’t mince words at a meeting held Thursday night at Hartford Town Hall.
Businesses suing city over property valuations 09-09-2016
Shopko Stores Operating Co. LLC and Menard Inc. have brought civil suits against the city of West Bend to reduce the assessed value of their properties.
Welch family has covered it all 09-09-2016
PEWAUKEE — If there’s a commercial product, chances are that Terry Welch has it covered.
Wisconsin Athletic Club approaching grand opening 09-09-2016
BROOKFIELD — As construction of the newest Wisconsin Athletic Club continues and the interior takes shape, Chief Executive Officer Ray O’Connor couldn’t help but realize how far they’ve come.
Jimmy John’s sells majority stake, may be positioning for global expansion  09-08-2016
CHICAGO - Jimmy John’s said yes this week to a capital infusion from an Atlanta-based private equity group, which could position the Illinois-based sandwich chain for expansion into global markets.
Hotel, motel, Hampton Inn 09-08-2016
CEDARBURG — With blessings from Michael Lindner of Hotel R& D LLC, the city of Cedarburg has started sending results of a hotel feasibility study to interested franchises and developers.
Walker proposing sales tax freeze on school supplies 09-08-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Gov. Scott Walker ogled a Green Bay Packers jersey for Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr at the Kohl’s department store.
Lumber Sales & Products adding jobs 09-08-2016
Lumber Sales & Products Inc. is moving to a new, more updated facility and will add seven jobs along with new equipment.
OSHA cites Cedarburg-based Carlson Tool in worker’s death 09-08-2016
CEDARBURG —The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp. in connection with an employee’s death in March.
Lake Country Gallery to close at month’s end 09-08-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — After the passing of its owner Jill Spanbauer in July, the Lake Country Gallery will close its doors for good at the end of September.
Franklin Energy signs energy efficiency contract with Con Edison 09-08-2016
PORT WASHINGTON — Franklin Energy Services, LLC announced on Wednesday it has signed a contract with Con Edison to support the Brooklyn Queens Neighborhood Program.
Kohl’s announces construction of e-commerce facility
MENOMONEE FALLS - Kohl’s closed on the purchase of a building for a new e-commerce distribution center in Indianapolis, the company announced Wednesday.
Bangles & Bags splits into 2 businesses 09-08-2016
WAUKESHA — Bangles & Bags has split into two separate businesses, the company stated in a post on its official Facebook page.
Slinger adopts economic opportunity analysis 09-07-2016
SLINGER — After discussion and debate at last month’s meeting, village trustees at their meeting Tuesday night unanimously adopted a resolution supporting a recently completed economic opportunity analysis.
Sobelman’s working on buying former Amici’s building 09-07-2016
The first Sobelman’s Pub & Grill franchise in Washington County is expected to open in Richfield by Thanksgiving, with Al Hochmuth operating the location.
EPIC Creative in West Bend gets FAA approval for drone use 09-07-2016
EPIC Creative in West Bend belongs to a small number of full-service advertising and marketing agencies with a Section 333 exemption and plans to grow its flight team.
Raised Grain aims to RAISE THE BAR
WAUKESHA — Nick Reistad knew something special was brewing when he and his three business partners came together with the idea of creating a unique brewery and taproom in the county.
ChromeTech selects MSI for new addition 09-07-2016
FRANKLIN - ChromeTech of Wisconsin, Inc. recently selected MSI General Corporation of Oconomowoc to construct a large addition to the existing facility.
Manpower hosting veteran employment summit 09-07-2016
MILWAUKEE - Manpower is hosting a workforce summit for military veterans to highlight veteran employment initiatives today at the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce in the company’s global headquarters.
Blue Sky from now on 09-06-2016
GRAFTON — It’s difficult for Dawn Koller to estimate just how many massage therapists have started their careers as students at Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork in Grafton.
Ozaukee County home closings decline; median price of homes slides 3.4% 09-06-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of closings in Ozaukee County for single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes declined 17.6 percent this July, compared to a year earlier.
Great Harvest Bread on track to open Oconomowoc franchise 09-06-2016
OCONOMOWOC - The Oconomowoc Community Development Authority has approved loans that could help bring a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise to the city.
Much ado about reliever routes 09-03-2016
There has been perhaps no single issue that has stirred as much controversy in recent years as the proposed reliever route in the city of Hartford.
Employee ownership on the rise 09-03-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Dick Henszey was looking to retire and pass on the family-owned business while keeping it a prosperous one, he looked no further than his own employees.
Construction of E.R. Wagner's corporate headquarters on track 09-03-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Construction of E.R. Wagner’s 157,800 square-foot facility on Old Orchard Road is on pace to be complete by May, the company announced in a release Friday.
Workforce Development Center invited to the White House 09-03-2016
PEWAUKEE - The Workforce Development Center is headed to the White House in Washington, D.C.
R.A. Smith National opens Cedarburg office 09-03-2016
BROOKFIELD - R.A. Smith National, Inc. opened a new office in Cedarburg on Thursday, the company stated in a news release.
Daylee Public House/Simply Irresistible Catering cancels grand-opening party 09-03-2016
WAUKESHA - The Daylee Public House/Simply Irresistible Catering has canceled its grand opening festivities today, the business said in a Facebook post Friday.
Knock, knock - it’s Count! 09-02-2016
WAUKESHA - Even at 64 years old, Count Fuller hasn’t slowed down too much. Fuller, a door-to-door salesman, has been a fixture of the community since 1980 and has been known to offer quite a unique sales approach.
Muskego chamber to hold A.B.L.E. meeting 09-02-2016
WEST ALLIS - The Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce will host an A.B.L.E. meeting from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.
Joy Global reports decrease in Q3 net sales 09-02-2016
MILWAUKEE - Joy Global Inc. reported its third quarter fiscal results Thursday, which showed its net sales suffered a significant drop compared to last year.
JCPenney to sell appliances again 09-02-2016
BROOKFIELD - JCPenney is back to selling major appliances starting today, the company announced.
Spirit Manufacturing to close, lay off 60 employees 09-02-2016
NEW BERLIN — Spirit Manufacturing Inc. will lay off all its employees and shut its doors for good by mid-November, the company stated in a letter sent to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Gus Ramirez returns as CEO of HUSCO 09-02-2016
WAUKESHA — With HUSCO president and CEO Austin Ramirez set to take a year-long position as a White House Fellow, his father will return to the position in which he spent 26 years and act in an interim role, the company announced Thursday.
US auto sales fall 4 percent in August 09-01-2016
DETROIT — U.S. sales of new cars and trucks fell in August, ending summer on a low note for the auto industry and making it less likely that this year's auto sales will match the record set in 2015.
Wal-Mart cutting 7,000 jobs 09-01-2016
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is cutting 7,000 back-office store jobs over the next few months as it centralizes its invoice and accounting departments, expanding a test it announced in June.
Krones acquires Trans-Market 09-01-2016
FRANKLIN - Krones Inc., which manufactures filling and packaging technology, acquired a majority interest in Trans-Market Sales & Equipment, Inc., the company announced in a statement Wednesday.
November eyed for completion of Tools, Inc. addition 09-01-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Tools, Inc. of Sussex is nearing the completion of a 41,900-square-foot addition to its existing facility and contracted MSI General Corporation for the design and construction, the company announced Wednesday.
Michelin taps local company for tire testing 09-01-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Leather-Rich, an Oconomowoc-based wholesale dry cleaner serving customers throughout the Midwest, has been been tapped with the privilege of testing tires for Michelin Automotive Tires.
Black Swan closing in Grafton, relocating to Third Ward
GRAFTON — After an eight-year run, the Black Swan’s time in Grafton is coming to an end as it glides southward down the Milwaukee River.
Harley-Davidson to lay off 200 employees 09-01-2016
WAUKESHA - Harley-Davidson Motor Company will lay off about 200 employees before the end of the year, the company announced Wednesday.
Weasler Engineering adding 60,000 square feet to Barton facility 09-01-2016
Weasler Engineering is in the midst of a 60,000-square-foot expansion aiming to improve safety, efficiency and support growth.
Master Z’s looking to expand business to neighboring lot
WAUKESHA - Several big-ticket items will go before the Board of Zoning Appeals at its next meeting Sept. 12.
Hospitals and clinics are speaking your language 09-01-2016
WAUKESHA — Navigating the health care system in the United States can be tricky enough when English is your first language.
Marshfield Clinic to borrow $1 billion 08-31-2016
MARSHFIELD, Wis. — Marshfield Clinic will borrow about $1 billion to acquire Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital and upgrade its medical facilities in central and northern Wisconsin.
Bringing a unique feel to downtown
WAUKESHA — When Jason and Cristina Tofte started planning their new downtown restaurant, the couple wanted to give customers a unique dining experience, one they won’t soon forget.
Bunker Labs creates program to assist veteran-led businesses 08-31-2016
MADISON - Bunker Labs Wisconsin has created a new program to assist veteran entrepreneurs, the organization announced Tuesday.
IBAW to host summit 08-31-2016
BROOKFIELD - Those looking for an update on the manufacturing field of business within the state will have their chance thanks to the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin.
Generac invests in propane company 08-31-2016
WAUKESHA - Generac Holdings Inc. announced it made an equity investment to become a minority shareholder in Tank Utility Inc., a propane level monitoring service.
Marketing plans likely to continue for West Bend BID 08-31-2016
Current marketing initiatives will likely continue albeit with possible changes based on recommendations from a subset of West Bend Downtown Business Improvement District members.
US consumer confidence in August highest in 11 months
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level in 11 months, suggesting economic growth could pick up in the second half of the year.
ABC Supply acquires L&W Supply 08-30-2016
BELOIT - ABC Supply announced it acquired L&W Supply on Monday.
Bentley completes sale-leaseback of Glendale building
MILWAUKEE - Bentley World Packaging has sold a building it purchased last year, the company announced Monday.
Froedtert & MCW surgery center to open next week 08-30-2016
WAUKESHA - A new outpatient surgery center from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will open next week.
Erin Hills’ US Open twist? A par-72 course 08-30-2016
ERIN HILLS — When Erin Hills Golf Course hosts the U.S. Open in June, it will accomplish something that hasn't been done in 24 years.
Longstanding businesses adjust to changes 08-30-2016
WAUKESHA - The times, they are a changin’. And through those expansive changes to the downtown area over the years, only a handful of businesses have withstood the test of time and still operate after spending decades in the area. 
New rules on small drones: What you need to know 08-30-2016
WASHINGTON - For companies that want to use small drones, a new era began Monday.
Immucor to expand operations, add 64 jobs 08-30-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Immucor, Inc. will expand its operations to the area and add 64 jobs in addition to its new facility, the company announced Monday.
Developing Mukwonago 08-28-2016
MUKWONAGO — Important changes and updates to Mukwonago’s comprehensive plan, which intend to spur development across the area, are coming in the future.
I.d. brings new identity to Delafield 08-27-2016
DELAFIELD — There’s been a new vibe brewing next to the Delafield Hotel since the spring. I.d., a restaurant which opened in May, has found success with its shared-plate format, head chef Jonna Froehlich said. The new restaurant took the place of Andrew’s Restaurant, which closed its doors in January.
Sonic closes; plans to reopen with new owners 08-27-2016
WAUKESHA — The lone Sonic Drive-In location in the county is now closed — albeit temporarily, the company announced Friday.
CDA approves loans that could help yield Great Harvest Bread 08-27-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Community Development Authority approved three loans Wednesday evening that could help bring a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise to the city.
Jackson Plan Commission recommends Board approve condo-style apartments 08-26-2016
JACKSON — It took a bit of convincing, but eventually the village’s Plan Commission warmed up to a proposal for the building of four 12-unit condo-style apartments on Sherman Road near Glen Brooke Drive.
Tax credit awarded for Direct Supply expansion 08-26-2016
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee company that supplies and runs senior living facilities will receive up to $22.5 million in state economic development tax credits to expand its campus on the city’s northwest side.
Businesses keep flocking to social media 08-26-2016
WAUKESHA — As social media continues to evolve into uncharted territory, more than ever, area businesses are trying to take advantage of millions of daily users across different platforms.
Keller to construct new Griffin warehouse on Pearl Street
WAUKESHA - Keller, Inc. announced in a release Thursday that it's the designing and building general contractor for a warehouse addition for Futura, LLC., a holding company for Griffin Collision Repair Center.
Panga plans new building, amenities
SUMMIT - When Mike and Kristyn Eitel purchased the former Sports Channel property last year, they had plans to change the area into something more modern with extensive views of Upper Nemahbin Lake.
City hopes to fill empty storefronts 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Most communities have to deal with the inconvenience of having multiple empty storefronts at a time, and Oconomowoc is no exception.
Officials end investigation of Buca fire 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The investigation into the cause of the May 7 fire at Buca All Day Eatery and Grill has been closed.
Grill 164 owner builds on downtown revitalization 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC — On a Monday afternoon, some of the regulars have sidled up to the bar at Grill 164, which is the group that owner Todd Heppe credits with keeping the business afloat for almost 14 years.
Summit commission wants more info on subdivision 08-25-2016
SUMMIT — After a lengthy presentation and public comment period, the Summit Plan Commission decided last Thursday night that it needs more time to discuss a proposed rezoning that would allow for the development of a more than 300-family subdivision as part of Pabst Farms.
Johnson Controls wins $12.9 million contract 08-25-2016
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced it won a multi-million dollar technology contract with Methodist Healthcare on Wednesday.
Oconomowoc could land Great Harvest Bread franchise
OCONOMOWOC — An area businessman has a plan to bring a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise to downtown Oconomowoc.
Amcast redevelopment sees motion 08-25-2016
CEDARBURG — With the drafting of a memorandum of understanding and a recommendation to hire an environmental consultant, the city of Cedarburg forges toward redevelopment at the former Amcast property that has sat vacant for roughly a decade.
Looking at the history of Serigraph 08-25-2016
Serigraph was started as a garage business by Alfred and Elsie Ramsthal in 1949. On Sunday their son and former president, James Ramsthal, passed away.
More questions as officials discuss Hartford reliever route
It was a packed room during Wednesday’s Washington County Public Works Committee meeting as the audience, some vehemently opposed to a reliever route in Hartford, listened as members considered a proposal to construct one.
Plan Commission puts apartment plan on hold 08-25-2016
WAUKESHA - It’s back to the drawing board, for now, with plans to add a 64-unit apartment complex to the heart of downtown.
Guardian Software moving to former Little Vittles building 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Construction is underway with a completion date in November set for the new Guardian Software building, the company announced Wednesday.
DWD: Unemployment rates decreased throughout Wisconsin last month 08-25-2016
MADISON - Unemployment rates across Wisconsin continued to fall last month, according to new data released by the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday.
Area business buildings sold, leased 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Barry Company helped in selling a couple of commercial buildings within the area, a release from the company stated Tuesday.
RE/MAX to open new office 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - Local RE/MAX broker and owner John Gscheidmeier announced the opening of RE/MAX Service First on Tuesday.
Business Alliance appoints leader of new development group 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance appointed the leader of its newly-developed economic development organization Tuesday.
Independent agency to serve Jackson 08-24-2016
Tracy Oestreich opened T4 Insurance Solutions LLC on Aug. 1, providing Jackson with the only independent insurance agency in the village.
Keller to build 94,000-square-foot facility in Saukville 08-24-2016
Keller Inc., which has an office in Germantown, will build a more than 94,000-square-foot warehouse with office space for Calibre Inc.
Walker touts reduction in unemployment insurance tax
KENOSHA - Employers that are covered under the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund will experience an estimated $38 million reduction in their taxes for the program next year, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced in a news release.
Packers, Cousins Subs enter multi-year partnership 08-24-2016
MILWAUKEE - Cousins Subs announced on Tuesday it’s entered into a three-year partnership  with the Green Bay Packers.
Kwik Trip Express coming to Wales 08-24-2016
WALES - A new type of Kwik Trip will is coming to the area next month and not much construction will be necessary.
Ramirez appointed a White House Fellow
WAUKESHA — HUSCO International President and CEO Austin Ramirez is in elite company. Ramirez, 38, was appointed to the 2016-17 class of White House Fellows by President Barack Obama’s Commission on White House Fellowships on Tuesday.
GS Global announces changes 08-23-2016
WAUKESHA - Karl James and Company was named the agency of record by GS Global Resources, the firm announced in a press release Monday.
Building skills, confidence 08-23-2016
SAUKVILLE — As a longtime teacher, Patsy Kadubeck-Dunham quickly learned how to identify students who struggled with reading.
Cedarburg’s Salon Noir adds website 08-23-2016
CEDARBURG — Salon Noir, a beauty salon that recently opened in Cedarburg, has added a website.
Ozaukee Economic Development, chambers plan Sept. 8 forum on health care costs 08-23-2016
GRAFTON — Ozaukee County’s chambers of commerce and Ozaukee Economic Development plan a Lunch & Learn session, “Innovations in Health Care: Unique Cost-Saving Measures.”
Thiensville Business Association plans annual picnic in Molyneux Park 08-23-2016
THIENSVILLE — The Thiensville Business Association will host its annual picnic Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Molyneux Park, 150 S. Main St.
Celebrate Grafton gets approval for beer gardens 08-23-2016
GRAFTON — A new form of entertainment for Grafton will be on tap this fall.
Slinger officials support economic development plan 08-23-2016
SLINGER — Village trustees Monday night unanimously approved a non-binding resolution of support for an economic opportunity analysis recently completed by a community planning firm.
New Delafield lakehouse infuriates neighbors 08-23-2016
DELAFIELD - When the Wielands moved into their lakefront home 22 years ago, they anticipated a changing community in the years to come. But now the family feels as if their backs are up against a wall, as construction of a new home next door has raised some towering concerns.
Mobile party bar debuts 08-23-2016
MILWAUKEE - A unique new service is sweeping the area and it comes in a large orange shipping container.
Longtime attorney Davies to retire, close firm’s doors 08-22-2016
WAUKESHA — For 43 years, attorney Charles Davies served the community he’s called home for his entire life.

Businesses score with fantasy football
WAUKESHA - Fantasy football has seen an extraordinary amount of growth in popularity recently, and some area businesses have made efforts to cash in on the lucrative business.

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Hartland chamber celebrates reopening of Hartland Family Chiropractic 09-22-2016
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Hartland Family Chiropractic’s grand reopening in the city.
40Plus to celebrate 40 years 09-22-2016
MILWAUKEE - 40Plus of Southeastern Wisconsin is celebrating its 40th year in business next month.
Business Alliance elects new board member 09-21-2016
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance added a new member to its board of directors, the organization announced in a statement Tuesday.
Packee to be COO of MSI General Corp. 09-21-2016
OCONOMOWOC — MSI General Corporation announced the hiring of Jeffrey Packee as its chief operating officer, the company announced in a statement Tuesday.
Grafton-based UFS celebrates 25 years of service to community banks 09-20-2016
GRAFTON — UFS, a community bank-owned provider of technology for community banks, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Epic Family Chiropractic moves to Market Street location in Mequon 09-20-2016
MEQUON — Epic Family Chiropractic has moved from an office in Thiensville to one at 1511 W. Market St. in Mequon.
Mequon Common Council proclamation congratulates Franklin Energy on award 09-20-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council Sept. 13 adopted a proclamation commending Franklin Energy for being named Ozaukee Economic Development’s 2016 Large Business of the Year.
ActionCOACH recognized with awards 09-20-2016
ELM GROVE -  ActionCOACH received various awards at the company’s annual global conference recently.
EZ Window Cleaning joins Hartland chamber 09-17-2016
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new member EZ Window Cleaning, N16-W22020 Jericho Drive.
Murphy Associates celebrates 25th anniversary 09-15-2016
BROOKFIELD - Murphy Associates, a marketing and strategy firm, is celebrating its 25th year of operation this month.
Wisconsin Coach Lines celebrates 75 years in Waukesha 09-15-2016
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin Coach Lines commemorated its 75th year in business Wednesday with a celebration that included current and former employees, along with Mayor Shawn Reilly, County Executive Paul Farrow and state Rep. Scott Allen.
King joins R&R Insurance 09-14-2016
WAUKESHA - R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has announced it’s hired Steve King as its risk management consultant.
CSE receives honor from Arby’s 09-13-2016
NEW BERLIN - Caliendo Savio Enterprises, Inc. received a prestigious award Sunday.
County Executive Awards winners announced 09-09-2016
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow announced the winners of the 2016 Waukesha County Executive Awards on Thursday.
Northwestern Mutual to give $1.6 million in education grants  09-09-2016
MILWAUKEE - Northwestern Mutual will give out $1.6 million in grants to educational programs across the city, the company announced Thursday.
Harley-Davidson wins ethics award 09-08-2016
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson Motor Company won the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ 2016 International Torch Award for Ethics, the company announced Wednesday.
A boost for the Booster Club 09-08-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Representatives of Paddleboard Specialists present a check for $3,911.50 to the Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club from the proceeds of the 2016 Midwest Stand-up Paddle Festival, held on Lac La Belle on Aug. 25.
Kwik Trip celebrates grand opening
WAUKESHA - Kwik Trip employees cut a ribbon during a grand opening ceremony for their newest store in the city on Tuesday.
First Bank Financial Centre honored as Best Bank to Work For 09-06-2016
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre, which has area branches in Mequon and Grafton, has been named as a “Best Bank to Work For” by American Banker magazine.
Cummings named president of CPAC Visiting Artists Board 09-06-2016
CEDARBURG — Christy Cummings has been named the new president of the Cedarburg Performing Art Center’s Visiting Artists Series Board of Directors for the 2016-17 season.
Associated Bank announces leadership changes 09-02-2016
GREEN BAY - Associated Banc-Corp announced Thursday that its executive vice president will retire in the second quarter of next year.
FBFC named one of best banks to work for 08-31-2016
MILWAUKEE - First Bank Financial Centre was named one of the best banks to work for by American Banker magazine, the company announced Tuesday.
Wisconsin Hospitality Group donates $39,000 08-31-2016
WAUKESHA - The 73 Pizza Hut restaurants throughout Wisconsin, as part of the Wisconsin Hospitality Group, donated over $39,000 to One Heartland, an organization which provides a summer camp program for children infected or affected by AIDS/HIV.
Annex adds Tiutczenko as wealth manager 08-31-2016
ELM GROVE - Annex Wealth Management announced Tuesday that it’s added David Tiutczenko as its wealth manager.
Kohl’s makes donation to Milwaukee County Zoo 08-31-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Kohl’s will donate $1.4 million over three years to the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, the company announced Tuesday.
Skurulsky to resign as Muskego chamber director 08-31-2016
MUSKEGO - After nearly three years in her role, Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Deborah Skurulsky has decided to resign.
TOTAL Mechanical donates $12K to Elmbrook Humane Society 08-30-2016
PEWAUKEE - TOTAL Mechanical made a $12,000 donation to the Elmbrook Humane Society on Wednesday.
Waukesha State Bank promotes Rosenthal 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - Waukesha State Bank announced Tuesday it’s promoted an employee to vice president - commercial banking officer.
Ramirez appointed a White House Fellow
WAUKESHA — HUSCO International President and CEO Austin Ramirez is in elite company. Ramirez, 38, was appointed to the 2016-17 class of White House Fellows by President Barack Obama’s Commission on White House Fellowships on Tuesday.
Business Alliance appoints leader of new development group 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance appointed the leader of its newly-developed economic development organization Tuesday.
Pewaukee Chamber welcomes Lustrous Beauty Studio 08-24-2016
PEWAUKEE - The Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce presented Lustrous Beauty Studio with a plaque welcoming it to the organization during one of its recent Biz After Biz events at the Marcus Majestic Theatre.
OpenBox celebrates its anniversary 08-23-2016
BROOKFIELD - OpenBox Strategies celebrated its third anniversary Sunday.
Fish Window Cleaning owners receive award 08-23-2016
MILWAUKEE - Two area business owners were presented with an award at a national convention recently.
Global View Capital hosts open house, ribbon-cutting 08-23-2016
WAUKESHA - Global View Capital Investments recently hosted an open house and were joined by the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce.
OWLT taps Stolp 08-23-2016
WEST BEND — The board of directors of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust Thursday selected Shorewood resident Thomas Stolp as its next executive director.
Todd Fechter joins Kohler Credit Union as mortgage specialist in Mequon branch 08-23-2016
MEQUON — Todd Fechter has joined Kohler Credit Union as a mortgage loan originator at the Mequon branch, 11357 N. Port Washington Road.
Cedarburg’s Dale Reindl recognized by Binding Industries Association 08-23-2016
CEDARBURG — Dale Reindl, chairman of the board of Reindl Bindery Co. Inc. in Germantown, was inducted into the Binding Industries Association Hall of Fame during its annual conference in Dallas.
Pathways approves hire of coordinator 08-22-2016
The Pathways Charter School Governance Council appointed Patrick O’Connor as Pathways Charter School coordinator at Friday’s meeting.
R.A. Smith receives national recognition 08-22-2016
BROOKFIELD — R.A. Smith National received national recognition for its engineering work, the company announced Friday.
Klotz joins Weather-Tek as rep 08-22-2016
BROOKFIELD — Weather- Tek Design Center announced it’s added Mike Klotz to the company as a commercial sales representative.
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