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TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay
NEW YORK — The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same.

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Roundtable scheduled on human resources for small businesses 02-26-2015
BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will hold a fact-finding roundtable discussion on human resources for small businesses with Waukesha County Technical College Center For Business Performance Solutions.
Extendicare to close corporate headquarters in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — When Extendicare Holdings, Inc. closes its corporate headquarters in Milwaukee around the end of April, about 287 employees will be affected, according to the Department of Workforce Development.
More than 100 people to lose jobs when Shorewood Pick ‘n Save closes 02-26-2015
SHOREWOOD — About 111 employees will lose their jobs when a Pick ‘n Save store in Shorewood closes its doors by the end of April, according to a notice sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Thursday.
The Corners agreement approved by committee 02-26-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — During its meeting Wednesday, the Community Development Authority approved the developer’s agreement for the upscale retail and residential The Corners project.
Expansion and remodeling work started at Brookfield Square Mall 02-26-2015
BROOKFIELD — Improvement work has started on the side of Brookfield Square Mall anchored by Sears to add additional stores and restaurants and to update the façade.
Aurora receives $1 million donation for wellness program pilot 02-26-2015
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care Foundation announced Thursday it will receive a $1 million donation from local businesswomen Nan Gardetto to create an innovative integrative medicine program that aims to help people better manage and prevent chronic health issues.
Training program launched for workers in the asphalt industry 02-26-2015
MILWAUKEE — Recognizing the growing need for skilled workers in the asphalt construction and maintenance industry, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin and Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, LLC have joined together to create a workforce development training program.
Grease Monkey to expand into Janesville 02-26-2015
JANESVILLE — Grease Monkey International continues to expand its automotive preventative maintenance centers with the addition of locations in Janesville and Bolingbrook, Ill.
Sales increase nearly 4% for Kohl’s 4Q; growth predicted for 2015 02-26-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — The final quarter of 2014 saw an increase in total sales and comparable store sales for retail giant Kohl’s.
A hub for creativity and ideas 02-26-2015
WAUKESHA -As a small business owner, Mary Jane Sanchez has made her mission to help others improve their business operations.
The Spoon reopens with expanded menu  02-26-2015
WAUKESHA - The warm and cozy The Spoon restaurant was just getting going when owners John and Leslie Bley announced a temporary closure on the downtown business’s Facebook page on Jan. 16.
Let’s go to the shop hop 02-26-2015
WAUKESHA - Crank up the oldies on the radio while you go cruising to antique stores participating in the second annual Vintage Shop Hop on March 6 and March 7.
Proposed Delafield senior housing moves to public hearing 02-26-2015
DELAFIELD - A proposal for a senior living facility in the Village Square was met with some confusion during Wednesday’s Plan Commission meeting, but mostly because of a previous settlement agreement between the city and the owner of the land, United Properties.
County to continue loans to local small businesses 02-26-2015
WAUKESHA - A program that loans up to tens of thousands of county taxpayers’ dollars to local small businesses was renewed by the Waukesha County Board on Tuesday, but with an added stipulation about the program’s time frame.
Municipalities look for ways to attract and retain business 02-25-2015
Smaller communities in Washington County are coming up with innovative ways to attract business and expand existing ones in their communities.
Delafield Hotel’s financial troubles won’t interfere with reservations 02-25-2015
DELAFIELD -The CEO of Ixonia Bank said despite the upscale Delafield Hotel, 415 Genesee St., going into receivership and its possible sale, reservations will not be affected, including those made on behalf of Civil War hero Alonzo Cushing’s descendants for Memorial Day weekend.
New learning center at St. John’s Northwestern to be built by Oconomowoc-based contractor 02-25-2015
DELAFIELD - St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy announced Monday it will begin construction in June on a technology and information center called the Learning Commons at its campus in Delafield.
Wisconsin adds 27,500 positions in 12 months, construction jobs increase 02-24-2015
MADISON —Wisconsin added 27,500 private-sector jobs from September 2013 to September 2014 and unemployment decreased to 5.2 percent in December, according to a report from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday.
ManpowerGroup expands operations in France 02-24-2015
MILWAUKEE — This week, ManpowerGroup announced the acquisition of a French company that will allow it to increase its existing French capabilities with its subsidiary Proservia.
Jason Industries reports loss for fourth quarter 02-24-2015
MILWAUKEE —Jason Industries, Inc. reported Tuesday its net sales decreased during the fourth quarter, resulting in a net loss of $4.2 million.
Banks report decrease in income during fourth quarter
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Net income for commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation decreased 7.3 percent during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a Tuesday report.
New Berlin Walmart Supercenter set to open in early March 02-24-2015
NEW BERLIN — At that’s left to do is stock some shelves and open the doors before the grand opening of a new Walmart Supercenter in this city.
Steinhafels Furniture contracts with Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin 02-24-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Growing furniture retailer Steinhafels, Inc. announced it has contracted with Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin to be the primary provider network for Steinhafels’ self-funded employee health benefit plan.
Exact Sciences reports higher 4Q earnings a day after plan unveiled to create 750 jobs
MADISON —The last week of February has brought with it two significant announcements from Exact Sciences in Madison — a plan to create 750 jobs and invest $26 million in the state, as well as increased earnings during the fourth quarter, but a significant decline in sales for fiscal 2014.
The Dovecote’s eclectic mix 02-24-2015
CEDARBURG - Since opening The Dovecote in September, Ellen Hildebrand has welcomed her share of browsers, many of whom have turned into shoppers once they enter her Cedarburg store.
Home prices continue to rise statewide as total sales drop off in January 02-24-2015
WAUKESHA - Home sales took a step back in January after a strong finish to 2014 both locally and statewide with median home prices up by thousands of dollars and less homes being sold compared to this time a year ago.
Quad/Graphics reports fourth quarter, full 2014 results 02-24-2015
SUSSEX - Quad/Graphics on Monday reported fourth quarter and full year 2014 results.
Johnsonville CEO to retire April 1, replacement named 02-23-2015
SHEBOYGAN FALLS — Johnsonville Sausage announced that CEO Ralph Stayer will retire from the company after 47 years, effective April 1. Nick Meriggioli will succeed Stayer.
Hernandez hits home run with Soft Touch Bases 02-21-2015
WAUKESHA - In an unassuming building on Progress Avenue is Luis Hernandez Jr.’s business, Urethane Systems Plus Inc., which he has developed around one product line but has grown into a progressive company.
Westbury Bancorp announces stock repurchase program
WEST BEND - Westbury Bancorp, Inc. announced a stock repurchase program with the intent to purchase up to 492,695, or 10 percent, of its issued and outstanding shares.
Exact Sciences to make announcement with Kleefisch 02-20-2015
MADISON — Exact Sciences Chairman and CEO Kevin Conroy will make a major announcement on Monday with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch about the cancer diagnostic company’s future in Wisconsin.
Marquette University accepting applications for business model competition 02-20-2015
MILWAUKEE — Entrepreneurs from across Wisconsin are eligible to enter a business plan competition offered by Marquette University’s Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship.
Orion Energy Systems to sell stock for $3.50 per share 02-20-2015
MANITOWOC — Orion Energy Systems, Inc. announced the pricing for its upsized underwritten public offering of its common stock will be $3.50 per share.
Dumore Corporation acquires Grove Die Casting 02-20-2015
MAUSTON — Dumore Corporation announced it has acquired fellow Wisconsin company Grove Die Casting, Inc. this week.
Village Board nixes possible development of former quarry 02-20-2015
RICHFIELD — A proposal to develop land where a sand and gravel pit formerly operated in the village received a severe blow Thursday night when the trustees voted unanimously to make changes in the village’s land use plan that would no longer allow quarry development there.
No plans in works for theater 02-20-2015
WEST BEND - If you drive through the heart of the city right after the sun has set, you can’t help but notice the marquee of the West Bend Theatre lighting up the night.
Residential care facility gets preliminary OK in Hartland
HARTLAND — The Hartland Plan Commission felt a proposed 32-bed Memory Care community-based residential facility for Merton Avenue was a good fit for the area so the project was given the go-ahead to continue with its plans.
City of Pewaukee multifamily housing development plan in limbo 02-20-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Plans for a multifamily development at Lindsay Road and Highway 74 are in limbo, following a vote Thursday by city officials.
Wine bar proposed for Clarke Hotel building 02-20-2015
WAUKESHA — Downtown Waukesha could soon be a oenophile’s paradise, as another wine bar has been proposed for West Main Street, this time in The Clarke Hotel building at 336 W. Main St.
GMR Marketing strives for intentional leadership 02-20-2015
NEW BERLIN - A tour of GMR Marketing in New Berlin leads the visitor past conference rooms with The Beatles, NASCAR and Winterland Theatre themes, as well through a break room with a bar, arcade games and a ping-pong table.
Housing becoming more affordable nationally, locally
WAUKESHA - Lower interest rates and home prices across the country contributed to an increase in nationwide housing affordability at the end of 2014, as the median price of a home in the metropolitan Milwaukee area, as well as the rest of the country, decreased as the year concluded.
Brewery site apartment plan gets skunked 02-20-2015
WAUKESHA — Despite the developer making numerous tweaks to the plan, the Common Council shot down a 202-unit luxury apartment complex by voting 8-7 against rezoning the former Fox Head Brewery site at 211 and 223 Maple Ave.
Westbury Bancorp announces stock repurchase program 02-19-2015
WEST BEND — Westbury Bancorp, Inc. announced a stock repurchase program with the intent to purchase up to 492,695, or 10 percent, of its issued and outstanding shares.
BNSF Railway Company plans $120 million in Wisconsin improvements 02-19-2015
FORT WORTH, TEXAS — BNSF Railway Company announced that its 2015 capital program for operation includes about $120 million for rail maintenance and capacity improvement projects in Wisconsin, including constructing four miles of double track through La Crosse.
Brady Corp. announces sales decrease in second quarter 02-19-2015
MILWAUKEE — During the second quarter, Brady Corporation had a decrease in sales while earnings increased slightly.
SASI partners with Healthcare Bank to increase services
MILWAUKEE — SASI, a third-party administrator and record keeper, announced Thursday it has partnered with Healthcare Bank to add administration of Health Savings Accounts to list of services.
Second McDonald’s headed to Grafton
GRAFTON — The Grafton Architectural Review Board last week discussed a new McDonald’s that is being planned for the Grafton Commons.
Mequon makes key buy in Town Center development 02-19-2015
MEQUON — The city of Mequon last week bought a 1.9-acre parcel along Mequon Road that it considers a key component to continued development in its Town Center.
Developer’s, joint venture agreements set for The Corners development 02-19-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The excitement was evident in Town Administrator Rick Czopp’s voice Wednesday afternoon as contracts were being finalized for The Corners, the long-awaited and delayed upscale retail and residential development planned for 19 acres near the intersection near Bluemound and Barker roads.
Getting downtown back in business 02-19-2015
WAUKESHA - Lots of people have ideas for businesses - from grandma’s cookie recipe that everyone says you should sell to that gin bar you really feel would draw the crowds - but how often do those business ideas translate into reality?
New publisher named for M Magazine 02-19-2015
CEDARBURG - Jim Conley, president of Conley Media, has announced that Fran Gimla will take over as publisher of M Magazine in April, replacing Gail Ostermann, who is retiring.
Kohl’s donates nearly $18 million in corporate grants 02-18-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS – Kohl’s department stores have donated nearly $18 million in corporate grants, benefiting more than 8,500 nonprofit organizations across the country in 2014.
WMEP tops $3 billion in economic impact 02-18-2015
MADISON – Services provided by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership since its inception in 1998 has reached $3.1 billion in economic impact, according to results documented by clients.
Thrivent to offer free retirement education events 02-18-2015
WEST BEND - Thrivent Financial is hosting free educational events to help people learn how to retire with confidence.
State’s job market among best in US, Gallup says 02-18-2015
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin’s job market is among the best in the nation, according to the latest annual Gallup ranking of state job markets.
Happy to be home 02-18-2015
HARTFORD - Melissa Allar was so struck with the compassionate people who cared for a dying friend that she opened Home Care Solutions to help people with health issues live independently.
Council denies Walgreen claim of excessive property taxes 02-18-2015
The Common Council denied a claim from Walgreen Co. on Monday night that claimed their two properties in West Bend were excessively assessed.
Public hearing set for Ruby Farm project 02-18-2015
BROOKFIELD — The Common Council on Tuesday night approved scheduling a public hearing to give residents a chance to speak about spending public funds to help finance a mixed-use development on the former Ruby Farm land.
Assembly Republicans organize initiative to clean up state’s code 02-18-2015
PEWAUKEE - Indicating a dozen or so large books of Wisconsin administrative code before a Waukesha County Technical College classroom Tuesday morning, state Rep. Joan Ballweg, R-Markesan, said state legislators have already combed through about 20 percent of it, 25 percent of which was modified or repealed.
Associated Banc-Corp completes acquisition of Ahmann & Martin Co. 02-17-2015
GREEN BAY — Associated Banc-Corp announced Tuesday that it has closed on the previously announced acquisition of Ahmann & Martin Co.
WaterStone Bank to build 10th branch in Greenfield 02-17-2015
WAUWATOSA — Growing WaterStone Bank announced this week that it will construct its 10th branch in Greenfield with work likely starting in early spring.
Illinois manufacturer to move company to Kenosha 02-17-2015
KENOSHA — Manufacturing company Toolamation Services Inc. will relocate its manufacturing operations and headquarters from northern Illinois to Kenosha with the intent to create more positions in the coming years, according to an announcement made with Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday.
Applebee’s to open in Bayshore Towne Center 02-17-2015
MILWAUKEE — The newest Applebee’s operated by the Wisconsin Hospitality Group, LLC will open in the Bayshore Towne Center at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Summit Credit Union to merge with Janesville credit union
MADISON — Summit Credit Union announced Thursday that it will be merging with Janesville-based Educational Employees Credit Union, which is anticipated to become effective this summer.
OED annual outreach event scheduled for April 29  02-17-2015
THIENSVILLE — Tom Shannon, president of Brightstar Wisconsin, will be the featured speaker at the eighth-annual Ozaukee Economic Development Outreach Event.
Home sales slide in Ozaukee County 02-17-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — January home sales declined in Ozaukee County in January, compared to the same month last year.
Regal Beloit stock takes hit in fourth quarter
BELOIT — Regal Beloit Corporation reported Tuesday a fourth quarter 2014 diluted loss per share of $2.61 partly related to changes in the company’s Venezuela operations.
A sweet start 02-17-2015
MUSKEGO - Muskego is becoming famous for its sweet tooth.
Jannsen + Company acquires TechXpress Consulting, LLC 02-16-2015
PEWAUKEE – Jannsen + Company recently announced the acquisition of TechXpress Consulting, LLC.
Retaining talented employees 02-15-2015
PEWAUKEE - Recruiting and then retaining talented employees is a challenge for manufacturing companies in 2015, so Color Ink President Todd Meissner developed an acronym for guidance.
Entrepreneurs take charge of their destiny 02-14-2015
PEWAUKEE — As a point of sale trainer in the corporate world, Jackie Schoenholtz found herself traveling a lot, which took her away from her two small daughters.
Panda Express submits plan to open in West Bend 02-14-2015
Panda Express restaurant will open in the former Dairy Queen, 1200 S. Main St., according to West Bend officials.
Hartland Service wants to build car wash and detailing building 02-13-2015
HARTLAND — A request from Hartland Service to build a car wash and detailing building and a retail building will be discussed during Monday’s Plan Commission meeting.
Tom+Chee restaurant to open in Elm Grove in spring 02-13-2015
ELM GROVE — A gourmet grilled cheese and tomato soup restaurant that got national attention when its owners appeared on “Shark Tank” will be opening in Elm Grove in the spring.
Quintessa Aesthetic Center opening in Delafield 02-13-2015
TOWN OF DELAFIELD — The third location of Quintessa Aesthetic Center will open in Delafield on Tuesday.
Problems with Bermico 02-13-2015
WEST BEND - A Washington County judge was told Thursday that West Bend officials are growing more concerned about the safety of the former Bermico building and will continue efforts to raze it.
Changes complete at West Bend radio stations 02-13-2015
WEST BEND - The tunes, they are a-changin’ at West Bend radio stations WBKV-AM and WBWI-FM.
Tweet to her heart 02-13-2015
PEWAUKEE - Love is in the air in Waukesha County, or at least it’s on select digital billboards.
Report: Wisconsin’s exports at all-time high in 2014 02-13-2015
WAUKESHA - A report from Gov. Scott Walker’s office Thursday revealed that the state’s exports increased in 2014 to reach an all-time high; however, one area leader feels there is still a lot of untapped potential in southeastern Wisconsin.
Assurant reports significant fourth quarter loss 02-12-2015
MILWAUKEE — Insurance provider Assurant, Inc. posted a significant decrease in its fourth quarter earnings, which CEO Alan Colberg called disappointing.
Home Depot to hire 750 employees for 16 Wisconsin stores 02-12-2015
ATLANTA — Home improvement store giant The Home Depot has begun to hire for more than 80,000 positions, including for about 750 in 16 Wisconsin stores.
Quad/Graphics purchases French display systems company 02-12-2015
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics announced Thursday it has acquired Marin’s International, a leader in the point-of-sale display industry.
Neenah Paper planning mill expansion 02-12-2015
APPLETON, Wis. — Neenah Paper is bucking the industry trend of recent years.
Requests increase 8 percent for BBB reports on charities and businesses 02-12-2015
MILWAUKEE — Interest in businesses and charities by consumers remains strong with the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin receiving an 8 percent increase in requests for reports in 2014.
Summit officials back proposed food manufacturing plant
SUMMIT - While plenty of logistical hurdles and questions remain, plans for a 150,000-square-foot food production and packaging facility are moving forward in Summit.
ORBIS opens new plant in Mexico 02-12-2015
OCONOMOWOC - ORBIS Corp. has opened its newest manufacturing facility in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico.
January home sales dip by 3.1 percent in metro Milwaukee market 02-12-2015
MILWAUKEE - Home sales dipped by 3.1 percent in the Metropolitan Milwaukee market during January when compared with the same month in 2014.
Delzer acquires fellow Waukesha printer 02-12-2015
WAUKESHA - When the opportunity arose to purchase another Waukesha printer, Delzer President Mike Delzer seized the opportunity.
Saying goodbye to downtown Waukesha 02-12-2015
WAUKESHA - Two stores are having closing sales in the downtown Waukesha area: Restyle Studios, 401 W. Main St., and Millideals Resale Shop, 330 E. North St.
Children’s Orchard growing 02-12-2015
NEW BERLIN - The upscale resale boutique Children’s Orchard has spread its branches and expanded into a larger space in New Berlin.
Pewaukee restaurant gets artisanal makeover 02-12-2015
PEWAUKEE - Nearly 99 percent of the food served at Artisan 179 in downtown Pewaukee is made in-house, said Executive Chef Rich Sweed, who was hired in November with the intent of transforming Lakefront Grille.
UW Awarded $3.7 million grant to study E-cigs 02-11-2015
MADISON – The University of Wisconsin will be receiving a $3.7 million grant award to further study electronic cigarettes over the next five years from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health and the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Generac reports fourth quarter and full year 2014 results 02-11-2015
WAUKESHA – Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) a leading designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine powered products, is reporting financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year for 2014.
Wisconsin Energy reports fourth quarter and full year results 02-11-2015
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) is reporting a net income of $1221.4 million, or 53 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2014. This compares to net worth income of $144.3 million, or 63 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2013.
Helping entrepreneurial dreams come true 02-11-2015
WAUKESHA — Most accounting graduates have dreams of working at a large corporation, but Karen Behl wished to work at a small business serving local clients.
Fired up about getting fit 02-11-2015
WEST BEND - Addy Fahrenkrug and Sarah Griffin think their fitness studio, En Fuego Fitness in West Bend, will offer residents an encouraging and welcoming experience.
Wisconsin foreclosures declining faster than national rate
IRVINE, Calif. - The total number of foreclosures in Wisconsin dropped by approximately 30 percent in 2014 from the previous year - a rate that nearly doubles that of the rest of the nation.
Neumann Companies planning large apartment & housing development in City of Pewaukee 02-11-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - A 1.35 million-square-foot apartment and housing development is expected to be proposed later this month.
Purple Feet Wines sold to national distributor 02-11-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — It was the offer to purchase from The Winebow Group that finally got the owners of Purple Feet Wines in the City of Pewaukee to agree to sell because of the national wine distributor and importer’s integrity and wine-centric business model.
Travel products store Tumi to open in Mayfair 02-10-2015
WAUWATOSA — Tumi, a global brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle products and accessories, will open its first store in Wisconsin, Mayfair mall announced Tuesday.
New restaurants and WiFi part of 2015 Miller Park upgrades 02-10-2015
MILWAUKEE — Several upgrades planned for Miller Park this year were announced, including the addition of local food vendors Smoke Shack and Holey Moley, as well as a Season Seat Holder Headquarters, a Loge Level Ticket and Guest Relations Kiosk and WiFi connectivity throughout the ballpark.
Craig Culver to retire from restaurant chain, Keiser named new CEO 02-10-2015
PRAIRIE DU SAC —Culver’s restaurant CEO Craig Culver announced Tuesday that he will retire from the company he helped to create, but will remain as board chairman and spokesman.
Staples in Oak Creek to close 02-10-2015
OAK CREEK — This week, office supply store Staples announced its plans to close its store in Oak Creek, which will result in 53 people losing their jobs.
Aurora to build outpatient surgery center and medical office building in Sheboygan 02-10-2015
SHEBOYGAN — A partnership between Aurora Health Care, the Sheboygan Area School District and the city of Sheboygan will have a sizable effect on the community.
MillerCoors CEO Tom Long to retire 02-10-2015
MILWAUKEE — Four years after becoming CEO of the global MillerCoors company, Tom Long has announced he will retire effective June 30.
Grafton to get $17 million makeover 02-10-2015
GRAFTON — Grafton’s downtown redevelopment efforts took a major step forward with the formal announcement of plans for the former lumberyard property.
Philly’s Premium Beverages 02-10-2015
When most people lose their job, they dream of becoming their own boss, of doing something rather cool. But few do it.
In Wisconsin consumers qualify for an average tax credit of $319 per month through the Health Insurance Marketplaces
WAUKESHA – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving advice via a report outlining the impact of advanced premium tax credits on premiums in the Health Insurance Marketplaces.
New Faces of Manufacturing focuses on company culture
WAUKESHA – The Waukesha County Business Alliance will be holding the 6th Annual New Faces of Manufacturing luncheon on Friday, Feb. 13 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center.
Wisconsin YES! student business plan contest open for entries 02-09-2015
MADISON – Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs in Science, a statewide youth business plan contest modeled after the successful Governor’s Business Plan Contest, is open for online entries from Wisconsin middle and high school students until Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m.
ConsortiEX sites headquarters in Milwaukee 02-09-2015
MILWAUKEE – Healthcare technology start-up ConsortiEX, Inc., is establishing its headquarters and operations in Milwaukee and is expecting to employ 77 highly skilled technologists.
Fox Bros. donations mount higher and higher 02-07-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Pat and Lori Fox from Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly in Hartland, left, present checks to Janet Heppe of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, right, and to Oconomowoc High School robotics team members Nikole Trudeau and Becky Hilbert. 
Three county RadioShacks closing in wake of bankruptcy
WAUKESHA - Three Waukesha County RadioShack stores will close their doors in the wake of the electronic retailer’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
About 120 laid off at Janesville's Data Dimensions 02-07-2015
JANESVILLE - A data processing and management company in Janesville has laid off 120 employees.
Risk management presentation at Carroll Feb. 19 02-07-2015
WAUKESHA - Mark Roble, director of risk management at R.W. Baird, will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in Carroll University’s Stacker Ballroom, 101 B. East Ave.
Anthem warns about scam email campaigns 02-06-2015
MILWAUKEE — A day after insurance company Anthem announced that it had been the subject of a cyber attack, it issued a warning about scam email campaigns trying to capitalize on people’s worry.
Old World Wisconsin to hold employee and volunteer open house 02-06-2015
TOWN OF EAGLE — Warm weather be months away, but Old World Wisconsin is already gearing up for its 2015 operating season.
Exact Sciences extends it collaboration with Mayo Clinic 02-06-2015
MADISON —Exact Sciences has extended its collaboration with the Mayo Clinic by five years, resulting in broadened efforts to develop screening, surveillance and diagnostic tests beyond colorectal cancer to address other diseases within the gastrointestinal tract, according to the Friday announcement.
SC Johnson to acquire hygiene company Deb Group 02-06-2015
RACINE — On Friday, SC Johnson announced it has signed a binding offer to purchase Deb Group, a global industrial company focused on hygiene and skin care systems for the industrial, commercial, health care and food markets.
DUECO acquisition allows Terex to expand its footprint 02-06-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - For nearly 19 years Chris Koterba has worked at DUECO, Inc., during which time he has seen the company grow immensely and has felt appreciated by the family owners who would frequent the shop floor and knew the employees by their names.
Georgia Pacific to eliminate 89 positions in Green Bay 02-05-2015
GREEN BAY — Georgia Pacific Consumer Products informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Thursday that it will eliminate 89 shipping operations positions at its Green Bay facility.
Banker Wire Mesh used by Hard Rock Café for new restaurant 02-05-2015
MUKWONAGO — Banker Wire mesh was used to create an exterior sign for a new Hard Rock Café in Tennessee, providing a modern look.
In the aftermath of Anthem’s data breach, BBB offers advice 02-05-2015
MILWAUKEE — In this data-driven, digital world, a huge fear for most people is having their personal identification information stolen.
Snap-on sales increase during fourth quarter02-05-2015
KENOSHA — Tool manufacturer and marketer Snap-on Incorporated announced Thursday that its sales increased 7.5 percent during the fourth quarter of 2014 when compared to the same period in 2013.
Salon brings AMBIANCE to community
OCONOMOWOC — Jen Simons knows how to take care of Oconomowoc, because for her entire life Oconomowoc has taken care of her.
Quad/Graphics deal to purchase book printer Courier terminated 02-05-2015
SUSSEX — A deal for Quad/Graphics Inc. to acquire Courier Corporation has been terminated after the two companies couldn’t come to an agreement on the purchase price of stocks.
Vera Bradley store to open in Mayfair Mall
WAUWATOSA — In late April a Vera Bradley store will open in Mayfair Mall, according to a Thursday announcement.
After fire, Free Bird owner plans to rise from ashes 02-05-2015
MUSKEGO - Christy Schwacker’s family saw the fire that destroyed Free Bird Clothing and Home Trends as a sign she should move back to Seattle, but the former professional photographer isn’t ready to give up on her business.
Harley-Davidson CEO to retire, replacement named 02-05-2015
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davison, Inc. CEO and President Keith Wandell will retire from the position May 1 and Matthew S. Levatich, current president and chief operating officer of parent company Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company, will replace him, according to a company announcement Wednesday.
DUECO sold to Terex Corp. 02-05-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Longtime Waukesha County business DUECO, Inc. has been sold to Terex Corporation, a heavy equipment manufacturer with international operations.
Verifine Dairy Products to have closing and mass layoff
SHEBOYGAN – Verifine Dairy products will close its facility located at 1606 Erie Avenue in Sheboygan, Wis. with layoffs of 70 workers expected to begin on or before the closure on April 30, 2015.
Sealed Air Corp. set for closing and mass layoff 02-04-2015
STURTEVANT – Sealed Air Corporation will close its Diversey Headquarters facility at 8310 16th St. in Sturtevant, Wis. on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
Kohl’s Corp. provides financial update
MENOMONEE FALLS – Kohl’s Corporation is reporting fourth quarter comparable sales of 3.7 percent and updating its fiscal 2014 diluted earnings per share guidance to $4.20 - $4.22.
Modine reports third quarter fiscal 2015 results
RACINE  – Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), a diversified global leader in thermal management technology and solutions, is reporting a an increase in sales for its third quarter.
Businesses make downtown home 02-04-2015
Three businesses recently opened at 35 E. Sumner St. in Hartford.
A new place to dine downtown 02-04-2015
WEST BEND - Kelsey and Wes Krimmer aspired for years to open a restaurant. They are about to make it a reality.
City to vote on ‘softer’ business near industry 02-04-2015
WEST BEND - The city of West Bend hopes to take advantage of a trend.
East Shore Specialty Foods paved a new way for gourmet food 02-04-2015
HARTLAND - Recipients of gift boxes containing East Shore Specialty Foods mustards and pretzels may only be aware that the gourmet products are made with quality ingredients and taste delicious, but they may not be aware that the food items are made right here in Waukesha County.
Fiserv’s revenue increases while earnings decrease 02-03-2015
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc., the Brookfield-based global provider of financial services technology solutions, reported financial results for the fourth quarter Tuesday that showed an increase in the company’s revenue, but a decrease in the earnings per share from continuing operations.
Milwaukee’s Oriental Theater gets loan 02-03-2015
MILWAUKEE — The landmark Oriental Theater has received a loan from Walker & Dunlop, Inc., the firm announced Tuesday.
Sue Black appointed Arizona State Parks director 02-03-2015
PHOENIX — Former Milwaukee County Department of Parks director Sue Black was appointed executive director of Arizona State Parks on Tuesday.
American Appraisal to be acquired by Duff & Phelps 02-03-2015
MILWAUKEE — Duff & Phelps Corporation, a global valuation and corporate finance advisor, announced Tuesday it will acquire American Appraisal Associates, Inc., a global full-service valuation and fixed asset management advisor with an office in Milwaukee.
First Business increases quarterly dividend
MADISON — This week, First Business Financial Services, Inc. announced an increase of its quarterly cash dividend to be $0.22 per share, an increase of $.01 per share or 4.8 percent.
Bank Mutual declares cash dividend, stock repurchase program 02-03-2015
MILWAUKEE — Bank Mutual Corporation has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share and a stock repurchase program which will allow the company to repurchase up to 2.3 million shares of its common stock.
Milk prices down 02-03-2015
The last time the price of a gallon of gasoline and milk crossed paths was in April when nationally both averaged $3.67 per gallon.
Germantown approves $2.5M in bonds for company 02-03-2015
GERMANTOWN — The Village Board on Monday night approved the issuance of $2.5 million in Industrial Development Revenue Bonds to assist Machining Concepts in building a 34,500-square-foot facility at W188 N12050 Maple Road.
Share-A-Pair of shoes 02-03-2015
BROOKFIELD - Making sure people have shoes that fit their feet has been a goal of the Sajdak family since it opened Stan’s Fit For Your Feet in 1950.
Ashley Furniture facing $1.76 million in OSHA fines over worker injuries 02-03-2015
ARCADIA - During a three-and-a-half year period, 4,500 employees a Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., experienced more than 1,000 work-related injuries at its Arcadia location, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
WisDOT announces 2014 Excellence in Construction Awards 02-02-2015
MADISON — Projects completed across the state by firms from different Wisconsin counties were recognized Thursday by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
UW entrepreneurs to receive up to $325,000 in grants from Ideadvance Seed Fund 02-02-2015
MADISON – Nine University of Wisconsin System faculty and student teams are receiving up to $325,000 in the latest round of Ideadvance Seed Fund Grants from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the University of Wisconsin Extension Center for Technology Commercialization.
Consolidated Construction to build Xperience Fitness in Waukesha 02-02-2015
WAUKESHA — Consolidated Construction Co. Inc. has been hired to build and construct Xperience Fitness centers in Waukesha and Greenfield, according to a company announcement.
Wisconsin Precision Casting Corp. acquires Northern Precision Casting Corp. 02-02-2015
EAST TROY – Wisconsin Precision Casting Corporation of East Troy is announcing the acquisition of Northern Precision Casting Corporation of Lake Geneva.
Old World Wisconsin has increased turnout for second straight year 02-01-2015
EAGLE - The Wisconsin Historical Society’s largest historic site, Old World Wisconsin, had an increase in attendance during 2014 of 7.2 percent - the second straight year the southeast Wisconsin history attraction saw increased visitation.
Ellenbecker Investment Group opens second location
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Ellenbecker Investment Group has brought its services closer to many of its clients by opening a second location in Whitefish Bay.
Casual Italian fare in Delafield 01-31-2015
DELAFIELD — With a long history of working in restaurants, Andrew “Zach” Kirk identified a need for Italian food in his city of Delafield.
Brew City Salvage picks a new location 01-31-2015
WAUKESHA — What’s old is new again at Brew City Salvage, but what’s new and looks old is also an accurate description of the furniture and décor sold in the business’s location at 431 North St.
Making wishes come true 01-31-2015
WAUKESHA - Staff at GE Healthcare held an event on Jan. 23 to send 3-year-old Dominic Wagnitz of Hartland off to Walt Disney World Resort with his family with the help of Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.
Milwaukee YMCA's plan of reorganization approved 01-31-2015
MILWAUKEE - On Friday, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has confirmed its plan of reorganization.
Increased vehicle production gives boost to Strattec's sales 01-30-2015
MILWAUKEE — Strattec Security Corporation credits increased net sales during the second quarter to higher vehicle production volumes and greater product content on vehicle models for which the company supplies components.
First Business Bank becomes U.S. Small Business Administration preferred lender 01-30-2015
MADISON — First Business Bank has been named a U.S. Small Business Administration preferred lender, which gives the bank the authority to process, close, service and liquidate most SBA-guaranteed loans without prior review.
Koss Corp's sales increase 7.9% during second quarter 01-30-2015
MILWAUKEE — Koss Corporation reported an increase of 7.9 percent in sales for the second quarter for a total of $7,040,150. For the second quarter of 2013, the Milwaukee-based company had $6,524,215 in sales.
Milwaukee Bucks to partner with Marquette on athletic facility 01-30-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks continues to increase its reputation under new owners with a recently announced collaboration with Marquette University to construct a new a multi-purpose, co-curricular facility that supports elite-level intercollegiate and professional athletics, academic research and campus health and wellness initiatives.
Manpower Group's earnings increase during fourth quarter 01-30-2015
MILWAUKEE — On Friday, Manpower Group reported an increase in earnings during the fourth quarter, but a 2 percent decrease in revenue for the same period.
Manufacturing index slumps but remains positive in January 01-30-2015
MILWAUKEE — An index used to gauge manufacturing health in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois dipped in January and barely remained in the positive zone.
Assurant Health donates $240,000 to Milwaukee area nonprofits 01-30-2015
MILWAUKEE — Assurant Health, through the Assurant Foundation, has donated $240,000 to eight area nonprofit agencies that address hunger, homelessness and health and wellness for at-risk children and youth in the Milwaukee community.
Manitowoc Co. to separate crane and food service divisions 01-29-2015
MANITOWOC — The Manitowoc Company, Inc. shared its plans Thursday to separate its cranes and food service divisions in order for each division to reach its full potential, according to a company announcement.
Brookfield business launches online job board 01-29-2015
BROOKFIELD — Talent Network Temps launched a job board for employers looking for temporary and temporary-to-permanent professionals.
Marquette University receives $5 million gift for mental health center 01-29-2015
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences announced Thursday it received a gift of $5 million to establish the Charles E. Kubly Mental Health Research Center.
Acuity to hire 150 employees in 2015 01-29-2015
SHEBOYGAN — Due to strong and sustained business growth, Acuity announced Thursday that it plans to hire 150 employees this year.
Sargento Foods to expand Kiel facility, add employees 01-29-2015
PLYMOUTH — Wisconsin cheesemaker Sargento Foods will expand its Kiel facility by 80,000 square feet and create additional jobs.
Spectrum Brands declares higher dividend
MIDDLETON — Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. has declared a quarterly dividend, which is 10 percent higher than its previous quarterly dividend.
Harley-Davidson’s earnings increase 18 percent for 2014 01-29-2015
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson, Inc. is reporting strong numbers for 2014, saying the Milwaukee-based motorcycle company had an increase of 18.3 percent for diluted earnings per share for the year.
Chamber to host lunchtime leadership series
OCONOMOWOC - The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced a new series designed to build leadership capacity in the Lake Country area.
Meijer plans hiring events in March for new stores 01-29-2015
MILWAUKEE - Michigan-based retailer Meijer plans to hire more than 1,000 new team members in March for its four Milwaukee-area stores, the company announced Wednesday.
Kooyenga, Darling present plan to boost economy in low-income neighborhoods 01-29-2015
MILWAUKEE - Two Republican state lawmakers announced a plan Wednesday to reduce barriers to economic success in Milwaukee.
DWD: Jobless rate increases for second straight month in city, county of  Waukesha 01-29-2015
WAUKESHA - Unemployment numbers rose for the second straight month in both the city and county of Waukesha during December, but compared with the rest of the state, neither area is falling behind its respective neighbors.
Serving Lake Country for 245 dog years
OCONOMOWOC - In dog years, Dr. David Sigmond has been a veterinarian for 245 years, and after 33 human years he is set to retire.
Applications now being accepted for spring Tech Summit
MADISON – The second annual Wisconsin Tech Summit will be held on Monday, March 23 at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha.
State agency encourages investors to discuss cybersecurity with financial professionals 01-28-2015
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions issued an advisory reminding investors of the importance of protecting the personal information they share with their financial professionals on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Adding a brush of Mayan to Germantown 01-28-2015
GERMANTOWN — International artist Juan Flores is painting La Chimenea Mexican Restaurant to transform it into a Mayan experience one brushstroke and sculpture at a time.
Hartland Village Board approves plans for Riverwalk Apartments 01-28-2015
HARTLAND — During Monday’s Village Board meeting, Trustee Ann Wallschlager’s vote remained consistent with previous votes against the Riverwalk Apartments proposed for downtown Hartland.
Waukesha State Bank opens new location 01-28-2015
WAUKESHA The location replaces the bank’s first branch location, in the Pick ‘n Save store on East Moreland Boulevard.
‘A portfolio of experiences’ 01-28-2015
WAUKESHA - When companies got lean and mean during the Great Recession, Charlene Horner found herself contemplating her future, and ultimately making the giant leap of going back to school and switching careers from a professional marketer and business proposal writer to grant writing for nonprofits.
Proposed Corridor development advances in Brookfield 01-28-2015
BROOKFIELD - Plans for a proposed mixed-use development on 65 acres of long-dormant land are picking up steam, following a decision Tuesday by a city panel.
Local reaction mixed on Walker’s ‘Pay Their Way’ arena-funding plan 01-28-2015
WAUKESHA - In Waukesha County, Republicans and Democrats alike are looking for more answers regarding Gov. Scott Walker’s “Pay Their Way” plan to fund a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.
Marten Transport reports record income, operating revenue 01-27-2015
MONDOVI — The fourth quarter of 2014 was the best Marten Transport, Ltd. ever had with the highest net income and operating revenue for any quarter in its history.
Oshkosh Corporation’s first quarter income decreases by $20 million 01-27-2015
OSHKOSH — Due to the decrease in federal defense vehicle contracts, Oshkosh Corporation’s first quarter income took a direct hit.
Deadline quickly approaching for Governor’s Export Achievement Awards 01-27-2015
MADISON —There are only a few days left to nominate a Wisconsin company for the 2015 Governor’s Export Achievement Award.
Wisconsin governor proposes plan to help fund Bucks arena 01-27-2015
MILWAUKEE  — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the state will help the Milwaukee Bucks pay for a new basketball arena with $220 million in bonds that would be paid for by projected growth in income taxes from NBA players.
BBB warns about work scam targeting college students
MILWAUKEE — The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about a work-from-home scam that is targeting college students.
A.O. Smith announces record sales for 2014 01-27-2015
MILWAUKEE — Last year was record breaking for A. O. Smith Corporation, which announced sales of $2.36 billion and net earnings of $207.8 million, or $2.28 per share, for 2014 compared with $169.7 million, or $1.83 per share the previous year.
HUHS hires construction manager for projects 01-27-2015
HARTFORD — Hartford Union High School’s Board of Education on Monday night approved hiring CG Schmidt Company to act as construction manager for two major building projects the school district wants to begin later this year.
Mequon restaurateur is Women’s FOCUS speaker 01-27-2015
MEQUON — Amelia Betzhold, owner of Harvey’s Central Grille in Mequon, will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 11 meeting of Women’s FOCUS.
Seminar at MATC focuses on Affordable Care Act 01-27-2015
MEQUON — A seminar, “Affordable Care Act 101: What the Health Care Law Means for Small Employers,” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
December home sales rise in county 01-27-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Home sales in Ozaukee County increased 5.6 percent in December, compared to the last month of 2013.
Kwik Trip opens new store 01-27-2015
MEQUON - It’s a new building and new space, but there’s something quite familiar about Mequon’s Kwik Trip on Cedarburg Road.
Report: State union membership drops by more than 10,000 in 2013-14 01-27-2015
MADISON - The number of union members in Wisconsin dropped by more than 10,000 from 2013 to 2014 as nationwide numbers dipped slightly, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hawks Landscape to hold job fair 01-26-2015
WAUWATOSA — Hawks Landscape, Inc. will be hosting a job fair to fill positions in all areas including landscape design, sales, construction and maintenance. Openings are available at entry level through management.
Main Street program offers business ‘makeover’ 01-26-2015
WAUKESHA — Businesses located in one of Wisconsin’s 36 Main Street communities are eligible to win a ‘makeover’ including up to $10,000 in upgrades as part of a contest run by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
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Taylor to be recognized by Jewish group 02-26-2015
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank CEO Ty Taylor will be honored by The Center for Jewish Life in Mequon at its annual Celebration Dinner March 22.
Waukesha State Bank honored by the Cops and Kids Foundation 02-24-2015
WAUKESHA — The Cops and Kids Foundation recently awarded the Waukesha State Bank with an honorary plaque to recognize the Waukesha-based bank’s sponsorship of the Sussex-based organization.
CUW hires call center manager for continuing education office 02-24-2015
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin recently announced the hiring of Jody Abramavicius as the call center manager in the Office of Continuing and Distance Education, a new position within the university.
CUW announces hiring of director of veteran services 02-24-2015
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin recently announced the promotion of Eduardo Garza, U.S. Navy veteran, to director of veteran services, a new position at the university.
Aurora Health Care Employer Solutions Team names market representative 02-23-2015
MILWAUKEE – Doug Yeager is the new market sales execute with the Aurora Health Care Employer Solutions Team in Waukesha and Jefferson counties.
Edwards named to Waukesha State Bank Board of Directors 02-23-2015
WAUKESHA – Waukesha State Bank welcomes Susan Edwards to its Board of Directors.
Zodrow joins R.A. Smith National as a survey project manager 02-20-2015
BROOKFIELD —R.A. Smith National announced that Shane Zodrow has joined the civil engineering and surveying firm as a survey project manager in the survey division.
Former state Senator Leibham joins Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 02-20-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Water Council announced that Amy Jensen has joined the organization as its first director of finance and operations.
Former state Senator Leibham joins Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 02-19-2015
MADISON — Former state Sen. Joe Leibham has joined the lobbying team of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce to promote passage of Right to Work legislation, according to a Thursday announcement.
Butler joins Waukesha County Community Foundation 02-19-2015
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County Community Foundation announced that Dwayne Butler has joined the nonprofit as its new communications, marketing and program manager.
Mason named president of SPX Transformer Solutions 02-19-2015
WAUKESHA — SPX Corporation announced that Brian G. Mason was named president of SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of power transformers in the United States and a supplier of transformer and load tap changer services and components.
Waukesha family physician to help lead Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians 02-18-2015
THIENSVILLE – The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians welcomes Ken Schellhase, MD, as this year’s first vice president and legislative committee chair.
Alliance exceeds 1,000 members 02-18-2015
WEST BEND - Mercury Marine has presented Cedar Lake Sales and Service of West Bend, its prestigious Service Customer Satisfaction Index Award for 2014.
Mercury Marine awards Cedar Lake Sales and Service
WEST BEND - Mercury Marine has presented Cedar Lake Sales and Service of West Bend, its prestigious Service Customer Satisfaction Index Award for 2014.
Marquette recruits Myers from Notre Dame as next provost 02-17-2015
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University announced that Daniel J. Myers, vice president and associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the Milwaukee school’s next provost.
PKA Marketing, Mel’s Pig Roast recognized with marketing awards 02-17-2015
CEDARBURG — Mel’s Pig Roast Charities and PKA Marketing have been announced as winners from the 12th Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIA Awards), being awarded two silvers and one bronze.
Wade Design & Construction earns national recognition
MEQUON — Wade Design & Construction of Mequon has been awarded Best Of Houzz for Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.
ProHealth Care introduces cardiothoracic surgery team 02-16-2015
WAUKESHA – Three cardiothoracic surgeons have joined ProHealth Care as part of its new heart surgery partnership with Indiana University Health, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.
Financial advisor earns chartered retirement planning counselor designation 02-16-2015
BROOKFIELD – Adam Ausloos, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Brookfield. recently earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation from the College for Financial Planning.
Ellenbecker appointed to Milwaukee employees’ retirement board 02-13-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Ellenbecker Investment Group founder Karen Ellenbecker will serve on Milwaukee’s Employees’ Retirement System-Annuity and Pension Board.
Moore joins Rexnord’s Board of Directors 02-13-2015
MILWAUKEE — Rexnord Corporation announced Friday that George C. Moore will join the company’s Board of Directors Feb. 12.
R.A. Smith National hires new senior project engineer 02-11-2015
BROOKFIELD – R.A. Smith National, a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm,  welcomes Jeffrey Yershin as senior project engineer in the land development division.
Local agency receives national award for breast cancer awareness campaign 02-11-2015
WAUKESHA – The Roberts Group, a local advertising agency, won a Gold Award for their Pink Tie Guy Calendar from the Service Industry Advertising Awards for 2014.
Shoot the Moon Photography adds operations manager 02-11-2015
OKAUCHEE — Waukesha native Scott Patrick joined Shoot the Moon Photography in January as operations manager.
Arctic Cat hires Twin Disc’s Eperjesy as chief financial officer 02-10-2015
INNEAPOLIS — Arctic Cat announced it has hired Christopher J. Eperjesy, 47, to serve as its chief financial officer effective Feb. 16.
First Bank Financial Centre promotes director to senior vice president 02-09-2015
OCONOMOWOC – First Bank Financial Centre, a full-service community bank, is announcing the promotion of Dave Sutton to senior vice president.
ATC receives Innovations in Urban Forestry Award
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — For its Grow Smart Community Planting Program, American Transmission Co. received an Innovations in Urban Forestry Award from the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council.
Drexel Building Supply awarded 02-03-2015
The Wisconsin Lumber Dealer Association named Drexel Building Supply of Campbellsport the 2015 WRLA Dealer of the year.
Broan-NuTone wins international award for third consecutive year 02-03-2015
HARTFORD – Broan-NuTone, a Nortek Company and the leading manufacturer of residential ventilation products is being awarded the 2014 International Service Excellence Award in the Visionary category from the Customer Service Institute of America.
New Berlin executive joins Wisconsin Manufacturers Commerce board 02-03-2015
MILWAUKEE — James M. Leef, president of ITU AbsorbTech, Inc. in New Berlin, was elected to the Wisconsin Manufacturers Commerce Board of Directors during the business trade group’s annual meeting Jan. 23 in Milwaukee.
Husco appoints new general counsel 02-02-2015
Husco International, a global leader in the design and manufacture of hydraulic components, welcomes Michael M. Grebe as executive vice president and general counsel.
Flaherty named CEO of Duncan Solutions Limited 02-02-2015
MILWAUKEE — Duncan Solutions Limited, a provider of on-street parking management, enforcement technology, debt collection services and tolling solutions, announced that Mike Flaherty has been appointed chief executive officer and a member of the Milwaukee company’s Board of Directors.
Waukesha local wins restaurateur award 01-31-2015
MUKWONAGO - The Wisconsin Restaurant Association Milwaukee Chapter has selected Dennis Stevens as the Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year.
DUECO names Kienast its Midwest region service manager 01-31-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — DUECO announced this week that Jerry Kienast was appointed Midwest region service manager and will support the City of Pewaukee and Bourbon, Ind. service centers and the mobile service teams serving customers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.
Holmes elected chairman of CPA Associates International 01-29-2015
BROOKFIELD — Vrakas/Blum, S.C. recently announced that managing partner Jim Holmes was elected chairman-elect of the North America Board of Directors of CPA Associates International, Inc., a leading association of accounting firms.
Oconomowoc woman joins Ameriprise's Brookfield office 01-29-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Ann Massaro, an Oconomowoc resident, has joined the Brookfield office of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., as a financial adviser. Her office is located at 16650 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 800.
Ixonia Bank announces employee promotions 01-29-2015
IXONIA - In recognition of outstanding performance, increased responsibilities and significant contributions to the success of the company, Ixonia Bank announced the following employees’ promotions.
Hartford businesses awarded 01-28-2015
HARTFORD- Esa’s Fabric & Custom Framing, 37 N. Main St., (owner Lisa Schoenhoff) and Nail Essentials, 11 N. Main St., (owner Jeri Mallow) were recipients of the 2014 Downtown Hartford Business Incentive Award presented by Hartford Business Improvement Director Karin Buhle and BID members.
Advisor meets, exceeds standards  01-28-2015
Wells Fargo Advisors has for the fourth consecutive year, designated Timothy Prasch, Certified Financial Planner, senior financial advisor, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program.
Jackson business celebrates 10 Years 01-28-2015
JACKSON - OTech Group, Jackson, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015. The company creates and maintains self-service check-in software and kiosks for health care reception areas; the first patient check-in was on Jan. 21, 2005.
Business Hall of Fame to honor past laureates, induct new leaders 01-27-2015
MILWAUKEE — During the 25th anniversary celebration April 16 of the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame, 100 past laureates will be honored in addition to five outstanding business leaders getting inducted.
Dalsin named president of Sara Investment Real Estate 01-27-2015
MADISON — After about five years with Sara Investment Real Estate, Traci Dalsin was named president of the company this month.
Nick Borden joins Komisar Brady & Co. 01-27-2015
MILWAUKEE — Komisar Brady & Co., a Milwaukee-based certified public accounting firm, has hired Nick Borden as a staff accountant.
Mark Rose named a VP at Johnson Bank Mequon branch
MEQUON — Mark Rose has been appointed vice president of private banking for Johnson Bank’s new Mequon office, 1555 W. Mequon Road, said Gus Hernandez, president of Johnson Bank Milwaukee.
American Family adds Watt, Durant 01-26-2015
WAUKESHA — Madison-based American Family Insurance announced Monday it has added Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt as brand ambassadors.
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport receives Pride Merit award 01-26-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Hilton Garden Inn announced the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport as the 2014 Pride Merit winner for the second straight year.
Sentry Equipment marks safety record
OCONOMOWOC — Employee-owned Sentry Equipment Corp. recently celebrated 16 years without a lost time industrial accident.
Wisconsin National Guard Association names new director 01-22-2015
MADISON — Retired Colonel Michael Williams has been selected as the executive director for the Wisconsin National Guard Association, according to an announcement from the WINGA President Lt. Col Bart Van Roo.
Johnson Controls named corporation of the year award 01-22-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin will recognize Johnson Controls for its outstanding Hispanic marketplace leadership with the HCCW Corporation of the Year Award.
ATC recognized as a top place to work in the U.S.
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The American Transmission Co. has been added to another list declaring the City of Pewaukee company a great place to work.
Ixonia adds Pasch to business banking team 01-22-2015
IXONIA — Ixonia Bank announced recently Tom Pasch joined the bank in late December as vice president of business banking.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s president and CEO elected chair of its association board 01-21-2015
MILWAUKEE – Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is the new chair of the Children’s Hospital Association Board of Trustees.
R.A. Smith National welcomes ecologist, project manager 01-21-2015
BROOKFIELD – Theran Stautz is the newest ecologist and project manager at R.A. Smith National, a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm in Madison.
Milwaukee Montessori School hires new director of communications and marketing 01-21-2015
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Montessori School welcomes Michele Ripp as the director of communications and marketing.
Northwestern Mutual Elm Grove celebrates ribbon cutting with Alliance 01-21-2015
WAUKESHA – Northwestern Mutual Elm Grove recently celebrated its new office with a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Gabelmann joins EDWC as Business Services director
Economic Development Washington County has hired Julie Gabelmann to serve as its first business services director, according to a Monday news release.
Fiddleheads Coffee Roasters names VP of operations
THIENSVILLE — Fiddleheads Coffee Roasters has named Jovana Cubric as vice president of operations, a newly created role within the organization.
Local financial advisor to host tax planning strategies seminar 01-19-2015
BROOKFIELD – Tom Hille, CFP, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, will host a seminar about tax planning strategies for individuals on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Jannsen Wealth Management assistant honored at 1st Global National Conference
PEWAUKEE – Pewaukee, Wis. – Alisha Schulz, wealth management assistant at Jannsen Wealth Management, Inc., is the recipient of 1st Global’s Impact Award at 1st Global’s annual National Conference in November in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jannsen + Company adds new team members 01-19-2015
PEWAUKEE  – Jannsen + Company, a full-service certified public accounting and business resources firm, added several new team members to its accounting team in Pewaukee, Wis.
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