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WCTC Dual Enrollment Academy graduate gets apprenticeship with Dynamic Tool & Design 08-1-2015PEWAUKEE - Waukesha County Technical College and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced Tuesday that the first Dual Enrollment Academy graduate has applied his credits for prior learning and Youth Apprenticeship Program hours to a registered apprenticeship contract with Menomonee Fallsbased Dynamic Tool & Design, Inc.
Waukesha Chamber of Commerce happy about recognition  08-1-2015WAUKESHA - After learning the news that Waukesha was named one of the top small cities in the United States in which to start a business, City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Hahn was pleased.
Commercial development being considered for Waukesha's south side 08-1-2015
WAUKESHA - Commercial Property Associates is exploring the idea of building a commercial building near the intersection of Saylesville Road and Highway 59, also known as the Les Paul Parkway, in Waukesha.
Veloce Indoor Speedway to open Aug. 15 07-31-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Veloce Indoor Speedway on its Facebook page Friday that it will officially be opening its doors at 10 a.m. Aug. 15.
Manufacturing improves slightly in July 07-31-2015
MILWAUKEE — For the past several months, manufacturing in the region has been constricting, but a report from Marquette University on Friday indicated it improved slightly in July.
Aurora donates $3.4 million for sexual assault and domestic violence prevention programs 07-31-2015
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care announced Friday the donation of more than $3.4 million in grants through its Better Together Fund to nearly two dozen community organizations, colleges and universities throughout eastern Wisconsin.
Modine reports decline in first quarter sales 07-31-2015
RACINE —Modine Manufacturing Company reported a decline in its first quarter sales Friday. During the first quarter of this year, the company had sales totaling $346.1 million compared to $392.5 million during the first quarter of 2014.
Johnson Creek Enterprises gears up for FDA regulations 07-31-2015
HARTLAND — Operations at Johnson Creek Enterprises LLC are humming along, but within the next couple of years, CEO Christian Berkey is anticipating an influx of companies seeking his business’s expertise when the FDA implements expected regulations affecting the e-cigarette and vapor juice industry.
Owner: Time to sell 07-31-2015
WEST BEND — The developer and owner of the former Bermico building, John Bagley, is selling the building.
Lessons beyond a piggy bank 07-31-2015
WAUKESHA — With so many options for kids to spend their money nowadays, Waukesha State Bank and other organizations have created programs to help children learn about the benefits of saving.
Donation made to create Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship at UWM 07-31-2015
MILWAUKEE — A substantial donation from Sheldon and Marianne Lubar will be used to create the Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, according to a Thursday announcement.
Steinhafels breaks ground for expansion 07-30-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — From left, Mark Steinhafel, Andrew Steinhafel, John Haas, Gary Steinhafel, Steve Steinhafel and Tom Pientka break ground for the 107,000-square-foot expansion of Steinhafels warehouse and distribution facility Wednesday.
Oshkosh Corporation lowers expectations for 2015 07-30-2015
OSHKOSH - Due to lower than expected sales in its access equipment segment, Oshkosh Corporation reduced its expectations for fiscal 2015.
Key Mequon parcel available for development 07-30-2015
MEQUON — A commercial leadership company hired by the city is spearheading marketing efforts for a 13.4-acre parcel along Mequon Road that is owned by the city.
Bottom line key in local Assembly members’ arena votes
07-30-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The area’s three representatives to the state Assembly voted with the bipartisan 52-34 majority Tuesday on a bill to build a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.
Shorehaven to close Adult Day Center 07-30-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Due to declining need, the Shorehaven Campus has announced that it will be closing its Adult Day Center.
GE Healthcare to invest in training health professionals 07-30-2015
WAUKESHA - GE Healthcare announced plans Wednesday to invest more than $1 billion during the next five years in the development of its educational offerings in order to reach more than 2 million health care professionals around the world by 2020.
Waukesha ranks as a top small city to start a business
07-30-2015
WAUKESHA - Waukesha came in at number six on a recent report by NerdWallet and Entrepreneur magazine of the top American small cities in which to start a business.
Fiserv's revenue grows in second quarter
07-29-2015
BROOKFIELD - Fiserv, Inc. reported Wednesday that its adjusted revenue in the second quarter was $1.23 billion, an increase of 4 percent when compared to the adjusted revenue of $1.18 billion in the second quarter of 2014.
Rockwell Automation’s third quarter sales decline 4.5% 07-29-2015
MILWAUKEE - Rockwell Automation, Inc. reported Wednesday that its third quarter sales were $1,575.2 million, down 4.5 percent from $1,649.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
WEC Energy reports decrease in earnings 07-29-2015
MILWAUKEE - WEC Energy Group Inc., the parent organization of We Energies, reported net income of  $80.9 million or 35 cents a share for the second quarter of 2015, a decline when compared to the net income of $133 million or 58 cents a share for the second quarter of 2014.
County lawmakers split as Assembly passes arena deal
07-29-2015
WAUKESHA — The state representatives from Waukesha County split in their votes on the Bucks arena deal, with seven lawmakers supporting the bill, while three were opposed.
Business district changes approved in Hartford 07-29-2015
HARTFORD — In a move to promote business development and a downtown revitalization, the Common Council on Tuesday night approved changes in the city’s B-3 general business district ordinance.
More detailed plans for Waukesha County Museum apartments revealed 07-29-2015
WAUKESHA — In preparation for appearing before the Landmarks Commission next Wednesday, the developers behind a proposed apartment project for the Waukesha County Museum have drafted more detailed renderings that have also taken into consideration feedback received about the plan.
First Weber acquired by Berkshire Hathaway affiliate 07-28-2015
MINNEAPOLIS — HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced Tuesday it purchased First Weber Realtors, a residential real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Madison.
WCTC Dual Enrollment Academy grad gets apprenticeship with Dynamic Tool & Design 07-28-2015
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced Tuesday that the first Dual Enrollment Academy graduate has applied his credits for prior learning and Youth Apprenticeship Program hours to a registered apprenticeship contract with Menomonee Falls-based Dynamic Tool & Design, Inc.
OSHA cites Oak Creek food manufacturer after worker injured 07-28-2015
OAK CREEK — The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to Joseph Campione Inc. in Oak Creek alleging that the company has not done enough to protect employees.
Foreclosures in metro Milwaukee area continue to decrease 07-28-2015
WAUKESHA — The foreclosure rate in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area continued to decrease in May and was lower than the national average for the period.
Sales increase for Wisconsin recreational properties 07-28-2015
WAUKESHA — Consumer demands for recreational properties and waterfront locations has risen according to a report from RE/MAX INTEGRA, Midwest.
Free welding classes to be offered at WCTC 07-28-2015
PEWAUKEE — The Workforce Development Center’s Water Accelerator Program is enrolling participants for free short-term training in welding.
The Container Store to open in Mayfair Mall on Sept. 12 07-28-2015
WAUWATOSA —The Container Store will open Sept. 12 in Mayfair Mall.
Plastic Components breaks ground on Germantown expansion 07-28-2015
GERMANTOWN — Manufacturer Plastic Components, Inc. has broken ground on a 23,000-square-foot expansion that will more than double the space for its state-of-the-art injection molding systems.
Roadrunner Transportation acquires Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution 07-28-2015
CUDAHY — Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. announced it has acquired Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution, a provider of truckload and logistics services based in El Paso, Texas, for $35 million, plus an earn-out capped at $5 million.
‘Not a good fit’ for Thiensville, residents say 07-28-2015
THIENSVILLE — The developer who wants to build a 44-unit apartment project was met at a July 21 meeting by a standing-room-only crowd who argued that the project was too big and not a good fit for Thiensville.
McDonald’s developer asks court to intervene in stalled project 07-28-2015
GRAFTON — Developer Continental Grafton has asked a courts to issue a summary judgment in its favor against the village of Grafton.
Future of downtown Ace building unknown  07-28-2015
WAUKESHA — The soon-to-be vacant Ace Hardware store on Main Street may not sit empty for long considering its high visibility, easy access to parking and closeness to proposed luxury apartments in the Waukesha County Museum building.
Developer seeks public financial assistance for 99-condo complex in Muskego 07-27-2015
MUSKEGO — A developer is seeking approximately $6,730,000 in tax incremental funding in order to build three four-story buildings each containing 33 condo units in Muskego.
Magnetek to be acquired for $188.9 million by New York company 07-27-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — Manufacturer Magnetek will be purchased by New York-based Columbus McKinnon Corporation for $50 per share for a total cost of $188.9 million, according to a Monday announcement.
Property owners organize to fight Richfield landfill 07-25-2015
RICHFIELD - A recently formed group of Richfield property owners is vowing to fight the opening of a proposed landfill in the village.
Olson’s Ace Hardware in Waukesha to close after 65 years 07-25-2015
WAUKESHA — Many memories have been made at Olson’s Ace Hardware in downtown Waukesha in its 65 years of existence — whether that was by a local family watching the toy trains in the front window at Christmastime or the Olson family helping loyal clients with their needs.
Steinhafels to create 650 jobs in next few years 07-25-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Steinhafels announced Friday it plans to add 100,000 square feet of warehouse space to its main distribution center in the City of Pewaukee and hire about 650 employees during the next several years.
Waterstone Financial earnings increase for second quarter 07-24-2015
WAUWATOSA — Waterstone Financial, Inc., holding company for WaterStone Bank, reported net income of $5.3 million for its second quarter, a significant increase from its first quarter with a net income total of $3 million.
Johnson Controls to spin off automotive business 07-24-2015
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls, Inc. announced Friday it will pursue a tax-free spin-off of its Automotive Experience business which would then become an independent, publicly traded company.
Trenton weighs removing liquor license 07-24-2015
The Town of Trenton Board is looking into the procedure for revoking a liquor license for the property that once held Spearmint Rhino gentleman’s club, though board supervisors stressed everything is preliminary at this point.
Preparing for the aging population 07-24-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Ground was broken Thursday on a new memory care facility in Oconomowoc in anticipation of the growing demand for such services among the area population.
ConAgra Foods to close Ripon facility, layoff 285 people 07-23-2015
RIPON — ConAgra Foods, Inc. provided written notice to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Thursday that it will close its facility at 420 E. Oshkosh St. in Ripon.
Briggs & Stratton recalls Simplicity riding mowers, tractors 07-23-2015
WAUWATOSA — A recall has been issued for Briggs & Stratton Simplicity riding mowers, garden Tractors and mower decks due to the chute deflector on the riding mowers and garden tractors possibly failing to prevent projectiles from being expelled.
Dane County technology park deemed development ready 07-23-2015
MADISON — The North Mendota Energy and Technology Park in Dane County has been designated as a Certified In Wisconsin development-ready site by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation on Thursday.
A. O. Smith reports record earnings on strong global sales growth 07-23-2015
MILWAUKEE — A. O. Smith Corporation announced Thursday it experienced record second quarter net earnings of $71.1 million or $0.79 per share on record second quarter sales of $653.5 million.
Medical College to expand Tosa Center, add clinics 07-23-2015
WAUWATOSA — The Medical College of Wisconsin intends to start construction on a 40,000-square-foot expansion of its Tosa Center building Aug. 3, with an anticipated completion date of summer 2016.
Snap-on’s sales increased in second quarter 07-23-2015
KENOSHA —Snap-on Incorporated, a global manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions, announced Thursday that its sales increased 3.1 percent during the second quarter.
Glenroy celebrates 50 Years of service 07-23-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS —This month, Glenroy Inc. will celebrate its 50th anniversary of converting and printing flexible packaging film and stand-up pouches.
Marcus Corporation reports record revenues for 4th quarter, fiscal year 07-23-2015
MILWAUKEE — Fiscal 2015 ended on a high note for Marcus Corporation, which reported Thursday that it had record revenues for the fourth quarter as well as for the whole year, including for its theatre and hotels & resorts divisions.
Community inspects Cancer Care Center 07-23-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A break in storms allowed between 4,000 and 5,000 people to attend a three-hour community open house Saturday at the state-of-the-art UW Cancer Center at Pro-Health Care, which will be open to patients starting Aug. 10.
eAchieve Academy invests $450,000 in advertising 07-23-2015
WAUKESHA — As the number of online schools in Wisconsin continues to climb each year, what does it take to draw more students through eAchieve Academy’s virtual doors?
Proposed auto repair shop draws support, ire at public hearing 07-23-2015
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — The Plan Commission stole the Town Board’s thunder on Monday night with a sometimes contentious public hearing about a conditional use request to let a resident conduct business in an agriculture preservation zone.
New Mequon subdivision underway
07-23-2015
MEQUON — Neumann Land Development broke ground July 16 on the first of a three-phase development that will add 111 homes to land in central Mequon.
A round of Q and A with the new owner of The Bog 07-23-2015
SAUKVILLE - I recently communicated by email with Mike Hammes about the future of The Bog, which will be led by a new management team following the purchase of the signature Saukville property.
Kick-starting the economy 07-23-2015
CEDARBURG — Attempting to join nearly 80 other statewide municipalities, Cedarburg Common Council members will deliberate over the need to develop a Community Development Authority Monday – a move that would hopefully kick-start citywide development.
A new vision for Slinger 07-23-2015
SLINGER — Village officials believe better marketing and promotion is needed to attract businesses and jobs to the community.
Prep for go-kart facility speeding to the finish line 07-23-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Area residents will soon be able to satiate their need for speed when Veloce Indoor Speedway opens in the former American of Madison building in the City of Pewaukee.
Unemployment rates increase throughout the state 07-23-2015
WAUKESHA - Unemployment rates increased throughout the state for an average of 4.9 percent during the month of June, but the rates were still significantly lower from the same period in 2014, according to data released Wednesday.
Loeb Lorman Metals to close, lay off 75 workers 07-22-2015
FORT ATKINSON — Loeb Lorman Metals, Inc. informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday that it has been placed in receivership and will be closing its three facilities.
Kenosha gets $250,000 grant for downtown redevelopment project 07-22-2015
MADISON — Kenosha County received a grant for $250,000 from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to put toward converting an historic YMCA building in downtown Kenosha into apartments.
Rising Phoenix prepares for its beginning 07-22-2015
WEST BEND - On a warm summer Sunday afternoon, Joy Durbin was tending to the garden in the side yard of her West Bend home — an organic garden.
Germantown OKs memory care facility 07-22-2015
GERMANTOWN - An agreement has been reached between the village of Germantown and a developer who is proposing to build a 32-unit memory care facility in the village.
Updated residential, commercial buildings for The Corners get green light 07-22-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — During more than three hours Tuesday, the Brookfield Town Board went over the fine details for the underground parking structure at The Corners for which it is contributing financing — ultimately voting to allow the construction of its main skeleton but requesting that the interior finishes be improved to the standard the board was anticipating.
Ashley Furniture cited again by OSHA, faces new proposed penalties 07-22-2015
ARCADIA - The U.S. Occupation Safety and Health Administration issued citations Tuesday to Ashley Furniture Industries after an employee allegedly had his right ring finger amputated while working.
Rotating Equipment Repair breaks ground on expansion 07-22-2015
SUSSEX — Holding a shiny silver shovel before a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Rotating Equipment Repair Owner and President Kurt Weis said the expanded facility will allow the Sussex company to continue tapping into the nuclear industry and continue growing.
Muskego joins state revitalization program 07-21-2015
MADISON — The city of Muskego is one of 18 communities accepted into the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Connect Communities Program, an initiative that works with communities to advance downtown and urban corridor revitalization efforts.
Next Tech Trends meeting topic is Windows 10 07-21-2015
BROOKFIELD — The topic for the next Tech Trends monthly workshop will be Windows 10, which will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13.
ManpowerGroup’s earnings drop in second quarter 07-21-2015
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup reported a decline in earnings for the second quarter of the year, which the Milwaukee company attributed to the stronger U.S. dollar relative to several foreign currencies compared to a year ago.
Harley-Davidson’s income declines in second quarter
07-21-2015
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson, Inc. reported Tuesday a decline in income and revenue during the second quarter of 2015 when compared to the same period last year, which it attributed to increase competition and company decisions.
Camera Case Wireless opens location in Mequon 07-21-2015
MEQUON — Camera Case Wireless conducted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony July 14 for its new store at 11521 N. Port Washington Road.
Carving out a niche 07-21-2015
MEQUON - It started as a hobby. Then it became a business.
State officials get behind Bucks arena deal 07-21-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — There is widespread support among elected state leaders from Ozaukee County for funding a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.
Puppy baths to be made in city 07-21-2015
WEST BEND - A puppy bath business is moving operations to West Bend and plans to bring about 60 jobs with it.
June best month for Wisconsin home sales in 9 years
07-20-2015
MADISON — June was the best month for home sales in Wisconsin since 2006, according to a Monday report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
Milwaukee-based Zywave acquires Intygral 07-20-2015
MILWAUKEE — Zywave, Inc., a provider of software-as-a-service technology solutions for the insurance industry, announced recently it purchased Intygral, a provider of digital marketing systems for property and casualty and personal lines brokers.
Exact Sciences reports $31 million loss in 2Q, but Cologuard sales up dramatically
07-20-2015
MADISON — Promoting its innovative Cologuard tests, Exact Sciences Corp. reported Monday that during the second quarter more than 21,000 tests were completed; however, the company still reported a net loss of $39.1 million, or $0.44 a share, for the quarter.
Learning the tricks of the (trombone) trade 07-20-2015
VILLAGE OF JACKSON — Nestled in an office building just off the Highway 45 exit, Matthew Walker and Michael McLemore were busy Friday in the shop of their new business, M&W Custom Trombones LLC.
Deadline extended for Waukesha business competition, info meeting Tuesday 07-20-2015
WAUKESHA — In an effort to collect more entries, the deadline for a business plan contest for downtown Waukesha has been extended to the end of the month and an informational meeting will be held Tuesday evening.
Rogers Behavioral Health opens outpatient center in Illinois 07-20-2015
CHICAGO - Rogers Behavioral Health-Chicago opened its third regional outpatient treatment center Monday in Skokie at 4711 Golf Rd., Suite 600.
Apartment construction drives U.S. homebuilding surge in June 07-19-2015
WASHINGTON - U.S. builders broke ground on apartment complexes last month at the fastest pace in nearly 28 years, as developers anticipate that recent jobs gains will launch a wave of renters.
Students get hands-on with health care
07-19-2015
TOWN OF POLK — Maggie Kieser, an incoming senior at West Bend East High School, smiled as she looked over an X-ray of a human neck on a computer screen in the radiology department of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Polk on Thursday morning.
Local utilities may feel impact of energy merger 07-19-2015
The purchase of Integrys Energy Group by Wisconsin Energy Corp. could have a significant impact on smaller utility companies owned by municipalities like those in Hartford and Slinger — more than is obvious at first blush.
Developer eyes Slinger for hotel 07-19-2015
SLINGER - Slinger officials may check an item off of their bucket list — a hotel in the village.
Some aspects of The Corners project set for final approval
07-18-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Final approval of commercial aspects of The Corners project may occur during a Town Board meeting Tuesday.
Time to get Affiliated 07-17-2015
WEST BEND - Affiliated Clinical Services moved into its new building in West Bend last month and is offering more services, adding jobs and helping more residents.
Workforce Development uses new funding to help young workers 07-17-2015
PEWAUKEE - For more than 20 years the Workforce Development Center in Pewaukee has been connecting workers and jobs, often by giving them learning and employment opportunities.
Associated Bank reports 2Q income, will close 13 branches in 2015 07-16-2015
GREEN BAY — On Thursday, Associated Banc-Corp reported net income to common shareholders of $48 million, or $0.31 per common share, for the second quarter, but that it also intends to close 13 branches during the second half of the year.
State’s unemployment remains unchanged at 4.6% in June 07-16-2015
MADISON — The unemployment rate in Wisconsin remained at 4.6 percent in June — the same as May’s rate and lower than the national rate of 5.3 percent.
Ground broken on long-planned condos
07-16-2015
CEDARBURG — After nine years on the drawing board, a development planned for the southeast side of Cedarburg is now underway.
MGIC’s net income more than doubles in last quarter 07-16-2015
MILWAUKEE — MGIC Investment Corporation reported Thursday that its net income for the quarter ended June 30 was $113.7 million, compared with a net income of $45.5 million for the same quarter a year ago.
Iconic Oconomowoc golf venue changes hands 07-16-2015
LAC LA BELLE — The former Rolling Hills Golf Club has been sold to a group that includes a lifelong Oconomowoc resident, two current golf course owners and a physician.
It may get a little noisy at night 07-16-2015
HARTFORD — Despite objections from city hotel and motel owners, Hartford aldermen decided to allow overnight work on municipal construction projects.
Indian Motorcycle dealership opens in Muskego 07-16-2015
MUSKEGO — Wisconsin may be known as the land of Harley-Davidson, but competitor Indian Motorcycle has opened up shop in the Milwaukee area.
Wisconsin Senate passes Bucks arena bill; Bucks President praises deal 07-15-2015
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin state Senate has approved a public financing deal for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.
Azura Memory Care to hold groundbreaking Thursday in Oconomowoc 07-15-2015
OCONOMOWOC —A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday afternoon for a new memory care facility that will be built at 540 E. Forest Ave. called Azura Memory Care.
Pabst to open brewery in original Milwaukee complex 07-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — It will be a homecoming of sorts for Pabst Brewing Company when it opens a new brewery in Milwaukee on the site of the original Pabst Brewery, which was founded in 1844.
Local restaurant keeps it in the family
07-15-2015
SLINGER — Boro Buzdum, Washington County business owner, was intrigued after noticing an available restaurant space in the city.
Regal Ware to expand 07-15-2015
WEST BEND - Regal Ware Worldwide is looking to expand its operations once again in West Bend.
Town of Brookfield officials scrutinize details for Corners project 07-15-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — As construction equipment pushes dirt this summer to make way for the much-anticipated The Corners site, Town of Brookfield officials are working with developers on some finite details of the sprawling mixed-use project.
Real estate numbers for June continue strong performance 07-15-2015
WAUKESHA — The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors again had positive real estate data to release for the month of June on Tuesday, which indicated that home sales increased 23.2 percent for the four-county metro region.
MillerCoors, union leaders urge legislators to fund Bucks arena 07-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — As a decision looms by state legislators about whether to provide public financing for a new Bucks arena and entertainment district, area union leaders gathered at MillerCoors headquarters Tuesday to urge them to invest in the state’s economy, workers and largest city.
Waukesha County residents’ credit card debt one of the lowest 07-14-2015
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County has one of the lowest amounts of credit card debt per capita in Wisconsin, according to a recent report by Smart Asset.
Milwaukee gets $1 million state grant for water technology business park 07-14-2015
MILWAUKEE — A new water technology business park that is under construction in Milwaukee got two financial boosts Tuesday when the city of Milwaukee received a $1 million state grant for the development and Rexnord Corp. got up to $2 million in state credits to relocate a business subsidiary to the site.
Townhomes proposed for old Thiensville M&I site 07-14-2015
THIENSVILLE — A developer who built a successful Thiensville condominium project about a decade ago has proposed a 44-unit apartment complex on the old M&I Bank site on Green Bay Road that has been vacant for about eight years.
ZBB Energy completes deal with Chinese company, names new CEO 07-14-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — ZBB Energy Corporation announced Tuesday that it completed its deal with Solar Power, Inc. and that and Bradley Hansen has been appointed to the position of CEO and president of ZBB Energy.
Keeping risk to a minimum 07-14-2015
Imagine trying to manage a business where the majority of people you employ don’t actually work for you.
Brennan Investment Group sells two Pleasant Prairie buildings 07-14-2015
CHICAGO —Brennan Investment Group, LLC, announced Tuesday that it has sold two buildings on One Hundredth Street in Pleasant Prairie.
MillerCoors to announce support for Bucks arena 07-14-2015
MILWAUKEE - MillerCoors plans to announce this morning that it supports proposed legislation for the Milwaukee Bucks arena and entertainment district plan.
Downtown Waukesha shoppers under the microscope 07-14-2015
WAUKESHA -By conducting a market study of downtown Waukesha, University of Wisconsin-Extension employees hope to help business owners identify the area’s strengths and determine who the shoppers so those businesses can be more successful.
La Crosse commercial builder to close, lay off 100 people
07-13-2015
LA CROSSE — TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor, Inc. informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it will close its operations in La Crosse and lay off 100 employees.
Bublr Bikes to add 20 more bike stations in Milwaukee 07-13-2015
MILWAUKEE — Bublr Bikes announced Monday a plan to continue investing in its infrastructure by adding 20 stations in the next few months.
Ashley Furniture no longer exploring outside investments
07-13-2015
ARCADIA — Ashley Furniture, Inc. announced Monday that it is no longer exploring potential investment options and that all of the company’s stocks will remain owned by the family.
Waukesha Foundry building sold real estate investment group 07-11-2015
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Foundry building has been sold according to the foundry’s CEO.
One stop shop for everything Oconomowoc, Cooney related 07-10-2015
OCONOMOWOC — After working in the food industry all his life, Bill Millot started an entirely new career 12 years ago.
Next-generation automated external defibrillator to assist first responders in fighting sudden cardiac arrest 07-10-2015
WAUKESHA – Cardiac Science, headquartered in Waukesha, is announcing that the Oconee County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina will be the first U.S. public safety agency to equip patrol vehicles with the new Powerheart G5 automated external defibrillator.
Fiserv technology helps United Way receive donations 07-10-2015
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc., announced that United Way is one of the first national charities to accept donations through the new charitable giving feature added to Fiserv’s Popmoney personal payment service.
Group wants to beef up business downtown 07-10-2015
WEST BEND - With direction from the Business Improvement District Board to fast-track economic development and marketing efforts for downtown West Bend, BID Strategic Planning Committee members laid out ideas for a website Thursday morning to promote the area.
The Corridor gets a ceremonial kickoff
07-10-2015
BROOKFIELD - Large earth-moving equipment motored around in the background Thursday afternoon while developers and local dignitaries gathered to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site of The Corridor at Bluemound and Calhoun roads.
Change is brewing at The Steaming Cup 07-10-2015
WAUKESHA — While The Steaming Cup may still be pouring mugs of coffee and hosting local music acts, change is percolating at the well-established coffee shop in downtown Waukesha.
ZBB Energy to change name to EnSync, Inc. 07-09-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — ZBB Energy Corporation announced Thursday that its shareholders voted to approve a name change to EnSync, Inc.
Workshop for widows receives new sponsor 07-09-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The Women's Financial Wellness Center announced that Krause Funeral Home will sponsor New Beginnings, a workshop designed to provide recently or soon-to-be single women the practical tools, education and resources to navigate through the loss of a spouse.
Emergence of stand-up paddle boarding encourages local sports stores 07-09-2015
OCONOMOWOC — A new sport has transformed the sports recreation market in the last five years.
Three-story assisted living facility OK’d 07-09-2015
CEDARBURG — Following a public hearing, the city’s Plan Commission Monday unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the Aster Retirement Community of Cedarburg, allowing the development to move forward.
Final plans for The Corners to be discussed during special meeting 07-09-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD —A special Plan Commission meeting Tuesday will address the final approvals for the residential and commercial units and parking structure of the upscale development The Corners.
GE Healthcare to collaborate with NBA on sports medicine research 07-09-2015
WAUKESHA — GE Healthcare announced Wednesday it will collaborate with the National Basketball Association to promote orthopedic and sports medicine research to benefit the health and wellness of NBA players, as well as athletes in the general population.
Batteries Plus Bulbs explores new services to offer 07-09-2015
HARTLAND — The name of the company may only specify it sells batteries and light bulbs, but CEO Russ Reynolds is continually looking for ways to grow Batteries Plus Bulbs.
Hammes Company buys The Bog golf course for $1.99 million 07-08-2015
BROOKFIELD — Hammes Company recently bought the Arnold Palmer-designed The Bog golf course in Saukville for $1.99 million.
A quick stop for coffee, doughnuts in Hartford 07-08-2015
HARTFORD — Dunkin’ Donuts opened in Hartford last month with great anticipation in the community and it’s proving to be the destination for coffee and doughnut lovers.
Massage Envy Spa to off specialized arthritis training for therapists 07-08-2015
MILWAUKEE — As part of its ongoing partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy Spa will host training courses for its massage therapists to teach them specialized techniques for working with clients diagnosed with arthritis.
West Bend inspectors: Building not fit for human habitation  07-08-2015
WEST BEND - West Bend’s building inspector has issued a stop work order to halt renovation of the former Bermico building.
Town denies license 07-08-2015
TOWN of TRENTON — Town Board members denied an operator’s license for a gentlemen’s club at their meeting Tuesday.
Concerns about housing plans 07-08-2015
WEST BEND - A crowd of almost 30 residents attended the West Bend Plan Commission meeting Tuesday night to hear about plans for a proposed 144-unit multi-family residential complex.
Plans for Heritage senior living advance in Delafield 07-08-2015
DELAFIELD —The Common Council approved the landscape and specific implementation plans for the Heritage apartment project in Village Square during its meeting Monday.
ATC executive seeks to EMPOWER EMPLOYEES 07-08-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Recently promoted to chief operating officer at American Transmission Company, Mark Davis describes his approach to management as “servant leadership.”
Johnson Controls receives $120 million contract for Census Bureau’s processing center 07-07-2015
MILWAUKEE — At the end of June, Johnson Controls Government Solutions was awarded a $120 million Energy Savings Performance Contract by the Census Bureau’s National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, Ind., according to a Tuesday announcement.
St. Paul Storage LLC purchases Milwaukee building for $3 million 07-07-2015
MILWAUKEE —St. Paul Storage LLC recently purchased a 125,000-square-foot building at 420 West St. Paul Ave. in Milwaukee for a little more than $3 million.
Nissen Staffing Continuum named a Future 50 company
07-07-2015
WAUKESHA —Nissen Staffing Continuum has been named a 2015 Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small Business Executives.
Polk County manufacturer gets $180,000 in state credits, plans to expand 07-07-2015
MADISON — Great Northern Innovation LLC, which manufacturers vibrating screens and wear media for the mining industry, will get up to $180,000 in state tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Committee as an incentive to expand in Polk County.
Kohl’s Cares launches new line with ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ products 07-07-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — As part of its latest Kohl’s Cares offerings, Kohl’s Department Stores will sell children’s books from author Laura Numeroff through September at Kohl’s stores nationwide and on Kohls.com.
Batteries Plus Bulbs launches new website
07-07-2015
HARTLAND —Batteries Plus Bulbs unveiled a new website Tuesday with the intent of better connecting the company’s online presence with its nationwide network of more than 650 stores, as well as to better reach customers on their different electronic devices.
ZBB Energy signs power purchase agreement with Hawaiian university 07-07-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — ZBB Energy Corporation announced Tuesday it signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the University of the Nations on the Island of Hawaii with the partnership expected to result in more than $2.4 million in energy savings during the lifetime of the PPA.
Murphy Group Holdings acquired by Chicago-based firm
07-07-2015
WAUKESHA — Hub International Limited’s Hub Midwest has purchased Wisconsin-based Murphy Group Holdings and its subsidiaries, which are located in Waukesha and Waunakee.
Building plan raises concern in West Bend 07-07-2015
WEST BEND - Residents living close to a proposed 144-unit multi-family residential complex have concerns about the plan.
A dozen-plus residents come out for information on runway project 07-07-2015
HARTFORD — There are two options for expanding and realigning Hartford Municipal Airport’s runway and residents reviewed them during a Monday meeting at City Hall.
von Briesen & Roper adds 19 lawyers, expands in Waukesha County 07-07-2015
MILWAUKEE - Recently von Briesen & Roper, s.c. added 19 new lawyers and expanded into Waukesha County with offices in Elm Grove and Delafield.
‘Heartbeat of the home’ 07-07-2015
GENESEE DEPOT -  They may seem old-fashioned and outdated, but even in the 21st century clocks have an important part in many people’s homes and hearts.
Hydro-Thermal named 2015 Future 50 company 07-06-2015
WAUKESHA — Hydro-Thermal Corporation announced it was named a 2015 Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small Business Executives.
Stella & Chewy’s recalls dog food products 07-06-2015
OAK CREEK — Stella & Chewy’s issued a voluntary recall Saturday after the Oak Creek-based company was informed that some Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs tested positively for listeria.
Becky’s Blissful Bakery to offer shopping hours 07-06-2015
PEWAUKEE — Becky’s Blissful Bakery announced Monday that starting next week it will open its Pewaukee location to the public Monday through Friday.
New Associated Bank location to open in Waukesha 07-06-2015
WAUKESHA — Work on a new building for Associated Bank on Grandview Boulevard in Waukesha has begun with an anticipated completion date of this fall.
Workforce Development Center will hold job fair Aug. 5
07-06-2015
PEWAUKEE — The Workforce Development Center’s Washington/Ozaukee Job Fair will be held Aug. 5 at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center.
Groundbreaking ceremony to be held for The Corridor
07-06-2015
BROOKFIELD — A groundbreaking ceremony for the mixed-use development project on Bluemound Road called The Corridor will be held Thursday.
ORBIS Corporation receives two industry green awards
07-03-2015
OCONOMOWOC — ORBIS Corporation, a manufacturer of reusable plastic packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, was recently recognized as both an Inbound Logistics’ G75 Supply Chain Partner and Food Logistics’ Top Green Provider.
Brookfield chamber to hold monthly Tech Trends series
07-03-2015
BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will resume its monthly Tech Trends workshops with the first being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9.
Hartford gears up for Maxwell Street Day 04-03-2015
HARTFORD - Downtown Hartford will uphold a decades-long tradition when it hosts Maxwell Street Day on Wednesday.
Plan Commission to consider 144-unit development 07-03-2015
WEST BEND - After its three-day weekend, West Bend government will have a lot on its hands, from cats to building concepts.
Blurred lines 07-03-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Looking up at the man clearing branches near power lines, the observer may guess that he is a full-time American Transmission Co. employee, but in reality, he is one of many independent contractors the City of Pewaukee company uses.
New Fuzzy’s opening soon 07-03-2015
WAUKESHA - A sign on West Avenue says a new Fuzzy’s Pub & Grill location will be coming soon.
Get fit downtown 07-03-2015
WAUKESHA - Entering the office building at 217 Wisconsin Ave., a person wouldn’t expect for there to be a workout studio in the basement with personal trainer Ryan Bloor excited to help you get fit.
Handmade, upcycled and re-loved 07-03-2015
WAUKESHA - In the year since Rhea Loveless opened Burlap & Lace Marketplace in downtown Waukesha, she created a boutique location focused more on the person’s body and is also expanding the original location at 840 Grand Ave.
GI Associates announces merger with Gastroenterology Specialists 07-02-2015
WAUKESHA — GI Associates has merged with Gastroenterology Specialists to form a group with 15 offices in southeastern Wisconsin.
WEDC pledges $735,000 in tax credits for Sargento expansion 07-02-2015
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Thursday that it has authorized Sargento Foods Inc. to receive up to $735,000 in state tax credits to support its expansion of facilities in Kiel and Elkhart Lake.
American Girl opens boutiques in Mexico 07-02-2015
MIDDLETON - American Girl will have a grand opening for its first shop-in-shop boutique in Mexico with El Palacio de Hierro, the country’s largest and best-established high-end retailer, on Saturday.
Oshkosh Defense to build 698 additional tactical vehicles for Army 07-02-2015
OSHKOSH — Recently Oshkosh Corporation received an order for $184 million from the U.S. Army and on Thursday the company announced it received another order for 698 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles trucks for the U.S. Army. Deliveries will begin in 2016.
Extra large cone 07-02-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Workers from Sign Effectz remove the old Oscar’s sign from the location along Moreland Boulevard on Wednesday.
Fighting to help families stay together
07-02-2015
OCONOMOWOC — “We want everybody to be black belts in life.”
Octopus Car Wash locations bought by out-of-state company 07-02-2015
MADISON — The five Octopus Car Wash locations in Madison and Rockford, Ill., have been purchased by Mister Car Wash out of Arizona.
Shorehaven a step closer to planned expansion 07-02-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Shorehaven recently cleared a preliminary hurdle for a planned expansion on both its north and south sides.
Oconomowoc businesses look for solutions to lagging sales in construction zone 07-02-2015
OCONOMOWOC — According to several Oconomowoc businesses in the Highway 67 corridor, the reconstruction of the highway is having a negative impact on sales and customer volume.
HUSCO International CEO sets goal to double sales in next few years 07-02-2015
WAUKESHA — Manufacturer HUSCO International may already be going “gangbusters” with its automotive division sales, but CEO Austin Ramirez has his eyes set on even higher goals.
Milwaukee consulting firm announces mentorship with global company 07-01-2015
MILWAUKEE —P3 Development Group announced it has formed a mentor-protégé partnership with AECOM, a global provider of architecture, design, engineering and construction.
Germantown business keeps liquor license after back taxes partially paid 07-01-2015
GERMANTOWN - Germantown will not be losing Buzdum’s Bar & Grill although it was a close call, as more than $30,000 in unpaid property taxes stood between the establishment and the renewal of its liquor license.
Popcorn store opens its doors 07-01-2015
WEST BEND - The smell of caramel corn and other flavored popcorn wafts through downtown West Bend since Laughing Mountain Gourmet Popcorn made 148 N. Main St. its home.
Batteries Plus Bulbs named one of best franchises to buy 07-01-2015
HARTLAND — The future continues to glow brightly for Hartland-based Batteries Plus Bulbs, which announced Tuesday it was named one of the best American franchises to buy by Forbes due to its continuous store expansion and sales growth.
Most manufacturing indices for June continue to decline
07-01-2015
MILWAUKEE — All but three of the 11 indices analyzed by Marquette University for the ISM Report on Manufacturing declined or stayed the same in June.
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Vrakas CPAs + Advisors announces promotions 07-28-2015
BROOKFIELD — The public accounting and advisory firm of Vrakas CPAs + Advisors recently announced the promotions of Dave Canedo, CPA, Chris Marks, CPA, and Goran Vukovic, CPA.
Utic joins R.A. Smith National as civil engineer 07-28-2015
BROOKFIELD — Andrew Utic recently joined R.A. Smith National, a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm headquartered in Brookfield, as a civil engineer in the transportation division.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts names Hobbs vice president of marketing 07-28-2015
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation, announced Tuesday that Laurie Hobbs has been named vice president of marketing.
Konrad accepts executive director position at Schauer Arts Center 07-28-2015
HARTFORD — The Schauer Arts and Activities Center has announced that Joseph Konrad has been selected for the position of executive director.
Cedarburg resident named CFO at Children’s Hospital
07-28-2015
MILWAUKEE — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has announced that Marc Cadieux has been selected to serve as its chief financial officer.
Waukesha County Business Alliance announces new board members 07-26-2015
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced four new additions to its board of directors.
Nourishing Wellness joins chamber
07-26-2015
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed new chamber business member Nourishing Wellness LLC to the chamber July 21.
Bon-Ton names new chief operating officer 07-21-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced Tuesday that William Tracy has been appointed chief operating officer effective July 27.
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center recognized by U.S. News & World Report 07-21-2015
MILWAUKEE —Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center announced Tuesday that it was ranked number one in the Milwaukee metro area and number two in the state of Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking for 2015-2016.
CC&N announces new hires 07-20-2015
BROOKFIELD — CC&N, one of Wisconsin’s largest providers of cabling and infrastructure communication technologies, announced three recent hires.
KinderCare joins Brookfield chamber
07-20-2015
BROOKFIELD - The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for KinderCare, 18205 W. Bluemound Road, on July 14.
Social Style Dance joins Delafield chamber 07-17-2015
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Erin O’Boyle, owner of Social Style Dance, to the organization on June 16.
Remus named CEO of Westbury Bancorp 07-16-2015
WEST BEND — Westbury Bancorp, Inc. announced Thursday the appointment of Greg J. Remus as chief executive officer of the company and its subsidiary, Westbury Bank, effective Oct. 1.
New YMCA CEO coming home 07-16-2015
OCONOMOWOC — After a nationwide search the YMCA at Pabst Farms Association selected Jon Lange to be the organization’s next CEO.
Van Domelen named president of CC&N
07-15-2015
BROOKFIELD —CC&N announced Wednesday that Jeff Van Domelen has assumed the duties of president for the company, one of Wisconsin’s largest infrastructure technology partners.
Kissee and Perl join Exhibit Systems 07-15-2015
BROOKFIELD —Exhibit Systems has strengthened its business development and design teams by hiring Laura Kissee and Catie Perl, according to a company announcement.
Vrakas CPAs + Advisors announces new managers 07-15-2015
BROOKFIELD — The public accounting and advisory firm of Vrakas CPAs + Advisors recently announced the promotions of Sara M. Johnson, CPA, and Brian M. Kaker, CPA, to manager.
Cadieux selected as chief financial officer for Children’s Hospital 07-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced Tuesday that Marc Cadieux has been selected to serve as its chief financial officer.
Ellenbecker Investment Group appoints Engelking as director of Business Operations 07-15-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — On Tuesday, Ellenbecker Investment Group announced the appointment of Brett Engelking as the company’s director of business operations. In his newly created role, Engelking will be responsible for overseeing the overall operations, compliance, IT and client service functions for EIG.
Green Bay Packers photographer will speak to Women’s FOCUS 07-14-2015
MEQUON — Jim Biever, photographer for the Green Bay Packers and owner of Biever Travel in Port Washington, will be the guest speaker at the July Women’s FOCUS meeting.
OED announces 2015 Business of the Year awards 07-14-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Ozaukee Economic Development announced its 2015 Business of the Year recipients Wednesday.
Daelemans named director of Technology Council’s Wisconsin Angel Network 07-13-2015
MADISON – Bram Daelemans was named the director of the Wisconsin Technology Council’s Wisconsin Angel Network on Monday.
Venturini joins Annex Wealth Management
07-08-2015
ELM GROVE — Annex Wealth Management announced Wednesday that Mike Venturini has joined the full-service advisory and wealth management firm as a wealth management specialist.
Zilske joins Donna Lexa Art Centers as program manager 07-07-2015
WAUKESHA — Donna Lexa Art Centers announced that Jeanne Zilske has joined the organization as a part-time program manager.
DeCleene joins Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols 07-07-2015
MILWAUKEE — Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., a Milwaukee-based law firm, recently added James DeCleene as an associate attorney.
Inzeo named president of Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association 07-06-2015
BROOKFIELD — John Inzeo was recently named the president of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association, a statewide organization dedicated to representing residential real estate.
Bucher Law Group hires Westley to handle expanded services 07-03-2015
DELAFIELD — The Bucher Law Group has expanded its practice to include wills, probate and estate planning and has hired Julia Westley as a staff attorney to concentrate her practice in these particular areas of the law.
Falvey promoted to vice president of real estate at Marcus Corp. 07-02-2015
MILWAUKEE - The Marcus Corporation announced Thursday that Katie Falvey has been promoted to vice president of real estate.
Twin Disc names new executive vice president of operations 07-01-2015
RACINE — Twin Disc Inc. announced Wednesday that it has named Malcolm "Mac" Moore executive vice president of operations after an extensive search.
Taylor promoted to VP of Student Life at CUW 06-30-2015
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin recently announced that Steven Taylor will be the new vice president of Student Life, effective Wednesday.
 
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