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NEW YORK — As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.

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Earth-moving equipment moved onto Richfield pit site
As of Saturday, an excavator and a bulldozer have moved onto the site of a proposed clean-fill landfill in the village of Richfield.
Challenges come with aging; business cares for quality of life 05-27-2015
WEST BEND - Shelley Reed wanted to open an in-home care and assistance business after her grandmother went from a hospital, back home, to a nursing home and to assisted living following knee surgery.
Craftmaster grows into larger Waukesha facility
WAUKESHA — After experiencing significant growth during the past two years, Craftmaster Laser Cut Dies President Brian Lehmann decided it was time to combine his two smaller locations into one larger space.
Broadway Café purchased by Waukesha restaurant owner 05-27-2015
WAUKESHA - Starting June 1, The Broadway Café will be under the new ownership and management of Waukesha restaurant owner Felipe Hopp.
Kohl’s wants to add café to Delafield store 05-27-2015
DELAFIELD - Kohl’s Corporation wants to create a café inside its Delafield location in the Nagawaukee Center off Highway 83 and Interstate 94.
FaB Wisconsin to offer food finance accelerator program
MILWAUKEE — FaB (Food and Beverage) Wisconsin announced Tuesday it has created a food finance accelerator program called FaBcap, which is partially made possible through a collaboration with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Business of the Year nominations sought 05-26-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Ozaukee Economic Development is seeking nominations for its 2015 Business of the Year awards.
ZBB Energy announces energy management system 05-26-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — ZBB Energy Corporation announced Tuesday that it has introduced the Matrix Energy Management System, an energy synchronization system that enables a dramatic reduction in the cost of electricity and increases the financial returns of building distributed generation systems.
Community leaders celebrate expansion of Mequon business 05-26-2015
MEQUON — Mayor Dan Abendroth and City Administrator William Jones joined with leaders of the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce and others in the business community to celebrate a recent business expansion.
Associated Bank enters into agreement with HUD after investigation 05-26-2015
GREEN BAY —Associated Bank has entered into a conciliation agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development following an investigation by HUD into the Green Bay-based bank’s company’s lending practices between 2008 and 2011.
Real estate market heats up 05-26-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — April real estate sales in Ozaukee County outpaced the rest of the metro Milwaukee area by a substantial margin.
New Mequon homes costing longtime neighbors 05-26-2015
MEQUON — As plans for building as many as 200 new homes in central Mequon advance, some longtime area residents are finding themselves caught in the middle of the boom.
US consumer prices ticking up as Fed weighs first rate hike  05-26-2015
WASHINGTON  - Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices.
Walmart’s push on animal welfare hailed as game-changer 05-26-2015
NEW YORK - Walmart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.
Apartments continue populating downtown, but what’s the right number? 05-25-2015
WAUKESHA — With existing apartment buildings at capacity and new ones in the works in downtown Waukesha, it’s clear there’s a demand for urban apartment living. But how much?
Rogers Foundation raises $50,000 for care program 05-23-2015
WAUKESHA - The Rogers Foundation raised more than $50,000 to support the spiritual care program at Rogers Memorial Hospital at its Women’s Gathering on Tuesday at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee.
Associated Bank reaches agreement with HUD 05-23-2015
WAUKESHA - Associated Bank announced Friday it had entered into a conciliation agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Oilgear Company to close Milwaukee plant 05-23-2015
MILWAUKEE - The Oilgear Company is ceasing operations at its 2300 S. 51st St. production facility, according to a notice from the state Department of Workforce Development.
Spectrum Brands completes acquisition of Armored AutoGroup 05-22-2015
MIDDLETON — Spectrum Brands Holdings has completed the acquisition of Armored AutoGroup Parent Inc. from Avista Capital Partners for $1.4 billion in cash and assumed debt.
What’s in a name? 05-22-2015
OCONOMOWOC - With a lot of homes selling right after they go on the market, Lake Country Flat Fee President Paul Liebe said the indication is it doesn’t matter what company has the home listed.
Waukesha, Brookfield among cities opposed to amending ‘room tax’ 05-22-2015
WAUKESHA - A proposed change to the way communities statewide are able to charge and spend taxes levied on hotel rooms, if approved, could cost local municipalities hundreds of thousands of dollars in the coming years.
Uber announces expansion into downtown Waukesha 05-22-2015
WAUKESHA - Downtown residents looking for a ride to Milwaukee for dinner and a Brewers game, or just in need of a way to get across town during rush hour, can now have one without driving themselves or waiting for a taxi.
Creating a lifestyle brand 05-22-2015
MUSKEGO - Katelyn Kosinski’s home office for her ecommerce apparel and accessories business reflects her design aesthetic - minimalist, neutral-toned and professional.
Lynch’s dealerships to break ground June 3 05-21-2015
MUKWONAGO — A ground-breaking ceremony will be held for Lynch’s car dealerships from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 3.
Bartolotta breaks ground at Mayfair Collection, announces name for first restaurant 05-21-2015
WAUWATOSA — Along with breaking ground at The Mayfair Collection on Thursday for four future restaurants, The Bartolotta Restaurants announced its casual, family-friendly restaurant will be called “Osgood’s.”
Brady Corporation reports 6.3 percent decrease in sales 05-21-2015
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corporation reported Thursday a 6.3 percent decrease in sales for its third quarter for a total of $290.2 million in sales compared to $309.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
May means it’s time for Farmers’ Market
The West Bend Farmers’ Market will kick off Saturday, featuring 12 new vendors with a variety of items.
Rexnord fourth quarter results in-line with expectations 05-21-2015
MILWAUKEE — Rexnord Corporation announced its fourth quarter highlights this week, including net sales of $519 million, an adjusted earnings per share increase of 8 percent year-over-year to $0.54 and the completed Mill Products divestiture.
Oil Well brims with healthful products 05-21-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Kathy Larson exudes energy and enthusiasm which overflows into her new business, Oil Well.
Bon-Ton Stores reports loss of $34.1 million in first quarter 05-21-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Bon-Ton Store, Inc. reported a net loss in the first quarter of $34.1 million, or $1.74 per diluted share, while comparable store sales increased 0.8 percent compared to the same quarter in 2014.
It is rocket science: Engineer talks to OHS students 05-21-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Rocket Engineer Eric Jacob with Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories in Tennessee spoke to students at Oconomowoc High School on Friday about his career, the state of space travel and how his time at OHS benefitted him.
Fermentorium plans on track with new loan 05-21-2015
PORT WASHINGTON — Plans for a micro-brewery in the town of Cedarburg are moving forward after issues with a business loan were addressed, according to Ozaukee Economic Development Executive Director Kathleen Cady Schilling.
Boat sales picking up speed 05-21-2015
WAUKESHA - With the unofficial start of summer in Wisconsin just a few days away, area boat dealers are recording their usual uptick in boat sales, but overall, locally and nationally boat sales have seen a continued increase.
Von Maur to use upscale materials in design at The Corners 05-21-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - A brief description was given of the plans for the Von Maur store at The Corners development during the Architectural Control committee meeting Wednesday - and committee members appeared impressed by the upscale details incorporated into the design for the high-end department store.
Johnston resigns from the Schauer Arts Center 05-20-2015
HARTFORD - The Schauer Arts Center announced the resignation of Executive Director Brenda Lee Johnston who has taken a position as assistant professor of arts administration at Butler University.
Business Alliance hits 1,000-member milestone 05-20-2015
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Tuesday that it has reached the 1,000-member milestone mark.
U-Haul finds new purpose for former Harley-Davidson site in Wauwatosa
WAUWATOSA — U-Haul is bringing new life to a former 394,840-square-foot Harley-Davidson powertrain-assembly line facility at 11700 West Capitol Drive by turning it into a moving and storage center.
Shumway Dental expands, opens Kewaskum office 05-20-2015
KEWASKUM — Christopher Shumway, owner of Shumway Dental, decided to expand to Kewaskum after outgrowing his office in Slinger.
Briggs & Stratton acquires manufacturer of turf equipment
MILWAUKEE — Briggs & Stratton Corporation announced Wednesday that it has acquired a manufacturer of specialty turf equipment in Missouri called Billy Goat Industries, Inc.
Walgreens fighting assessments; council meets in closed session 05-20-2015
West Bend’s Common Council met with legal counsel Monday in a closed session regarding litigation between the city and Walgreen Co.
ProHealth Care dedicated to being independent, freestanding 05-20-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - When ProHealth Care CEO Susan Edwards glances at the cancer center under construction across the road from the organization’s headquarters, she envisions what the future will hold  - a place where residents can get the best care possible from three partnered health care organizations in a state-of-the art facility built with the patient in mind.
One year later, Saukville foundry continues to deal with aftermath 05-19-2015
One year ago, eight workers at Johnson Brass and Machine Foundry Inc. in Saukville were injured after a machine failed and spewed molten metal on them.
Right by your side 05-19-2015
An aging life care manager shares a lot in common with a general contractor.
Village not lovin’ it 05-19-2015
GRAFTON — Continental Properties, the developer that has been working to build a 60th anniversary McDonald’s in Grafton Commons in the freeway interchange area, filed a lawsuit last Wednesday against the village of Grafton in Ozaukee County Circuit Court.
Roundy’s to sell 3.5 million shares of stock 05-19-2015
MILWAUKEE — Roundy’s, Inc. announced Tuesday that it plans to sell 3.5 million shares of its common stock at $3.50 per share.
Developer plans to develop 300,000 square feet to Bayshore 05-19-2015
GLENDALE — The owner of Bayshore Town Center, Olshan Properties, announced this week that it plans to develop 300,000 square feet of additional mixed-use property on the north end of the Center.
Hartland TIF District 4 likely to lose money at closing 05-19-2015
HARTLAND - Without the creation of a public financing district, it’s unlikely that vacant lots and an older strip mall would be redeveloped, advised Ehlers Senior Financial Advisor James Mann.
More Von Maur designs revealed 05-19-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - More details for an approximately 140,000-square-foot Von Maur department store will be discussed during the Architectural Control committee meeting Wednesday.
ConAgra to shutter part of Ripon cookie operations 05-18-2015
RIPON — ConAgra Foods says it will close one of its cookie plants in Ripon.
Median home prices increase almost 11 percent in Wisconsin 05-18-2015
MADISON — An analysis by the Wisconsin Realtors Association released Monday indicated there was more strong momentum in the housing market in April.
Great Lakes Dermatology Clinics changes name to Ascend Dermatology 05-18-2015
MILWAUKEE — Great Lakes Dermatology Clinics announced Monday that it is rebranding its 10 existing locations in southeastern Wisconsin as Ascend Dermatology.
Meijer supercenters in Grafton and Kenosha to open June 23 05-18-2015
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — The first two Meijer supercenters in Wisconsin will open June 23 in Grafton and Kenosha.
Harland reaches tentative financial support deal for Riverwalk development 05-16-2015
HARTLAND - The village has reached a tentative financial assistance agreement with developer Joe McCormick for his proposed Riverwalk apartments in the downtown area.
Germantown LP suing Town of Lisbon over rejected permit 05-16-2015
WAUKESHA - A Germantown limited partnership company is suing the Town of Lisbon after a planned gas station was rejected by the Plan Commission without reason.
Wheaton Franciscan plans $20 million expansion of Cancer Center 05-15-2015
RACINE — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints recently announced plans for a $20 million expansion of its Racine Cancer Center.
Rogers Memorial Hospital’s West Allis campus celebrates 15 years 05-15-2015
WEST ALLIS — The West Allis campus of Rogers Memorial Hospital celebrated 15 years of serving the community Friday.
Wisconsin company recalls chicken over disinfectant concerns 05-15-2015
RIDGELAND — A northwestern Wisconsin poultry processor is recalling more than 2,000 pounds of chicken over concerns it may have been contaminated with an industrial disinfectant.
Milwaukee Post Office listed for $12.8 million 05-15-2015
MILWAUKEE - The downtown Milwaukee Post Office at 341 W. St. Paul Ave. has been listed by DTZ Barry for $12.8  million.
Company to begin dumping fill at former Richfield pit next week 05-15-2015
RICHFIELD - Despite actions by Richfield officials to deliver the project a knockout punch, Scenic Pit LLC has notified the village the company intends to begin filling a former sand and gravel pit at 609 Scenic Road and end efforts to gain village approval for the work.
BID works toward downtown strategy 05-15-2015
WEST BEND - The Business Improvement District has accomplished some of what City Administrator T.J. Justice called “low-hanging fruit” to improve downtown West Bend — or the things that do not require significant funding and can be done quickly.
Nashotah development in early stages aims to break the mold 05-15-2015
NASHOTAH - A new non-traditional residential development is taking shape in Nashotah.
All in the family 05-15-2015
WAUKESHA - 225 So. Mia Famiglia Executive Chef Tomas White has taken a menu filled with traditional Italian dishes and given them a modern twist by having the option to make all of them - even the pasta and bread  - gluten free in a celiac-certified kitchen.
Watertown hospital to form partnership with LifePoint, become taxpaying entity 05-15-2015
WATERTOWN - Watertown Regional Medical Center has signed an agreement with LifePoint Health for a joint venture to share ownership and operation of the hospital, according to a Thursday announcement.
Developers break ground for The Corners project 05-15-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD— Developers for the mixed-use The Corners project gathered this week in the Town of Brookfield to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the long-awaited project.
FWD Seagrave gets $12 million contract from Department of Defense 05-14-2015
CLINTONVILLE — FWD Seagrave was awarded a $12 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to build 92 Crash Fire Rescue vehicles during four years for the United States Marine Corps, according to a Thursday announcement.
Kohl’s sales increase during the first quarter 05-14-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS —The first quarter of 2015 started off on a solid note for Kohl’s Corporation, which reported an increase of 1.3 percent in sales and 2 percent increase in net income.
MATC welding course planned in Mequon 05-14-2015
MEQUON — An entry-level welding certificate program will be offered from May 26 to July 24 at the new welding laboratory at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Road.
Popcorn store to open in West Bend 05-14-2015
WEST BEND - Mark Laufenberg has been a business owner in Washington County for 25 years and he’s opening another business in downtown West Bend.
Kwik Trip: Doing our best to come to West Bend 05-14-2015
WEST BEND - Kwik Trip, looking to expand into more communities in southeast Wisconsin, has its eyes set on West Bend.
Job seekers fill Wednesday job fair
PEWAUKEE - Diversity was a word often used to describe the job fair at Waukesha County Technical College on Wednesday - from the mix of employers with booths to the job seekers and their skills.
Sale of Delafield Hotel likely to go through Tuesday 05-14-2015
DELAFIELD - As a new ownership firm prepares to take over the Delafield Hotel, it is trying to secure a liquor license for the upscale hotel that also contains a restaurant.
Multi-phase development considered for downtown Waukesha 05-14-2015
WAUKESHA - Prime vacant land next to the Fox River in downtown Waukesha is being considered for a multi-phase, mixed-use development that could also include several buildings.
Roundy’s sales decline in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE — Same-store sales for Roundy’s-owned stores in Wisconsin continued to be negatively affected by competitive store openings, according to a financial report Wednesday.
Ross Dental opens in New Berlin 05-13-2015
NEW BERLIN — Ross Dental has opened in New Berlin in the former Dr. Scott Williams Dental practice at 3911 S. Moorland Road.
Laid-off Wisconsin workers to get jobs at Minnesota firm
SLINGER — A Minnesota home care company plans to hire hundreds of employees who will lose their jobs when a Wisconsin long-term care nonprofit ceases operations this month at 11 locations.
Telkonet, Inc. reports flat revenue in first quarter 05-13-2015
— The revenue for the first quarter of 2015 was flat for Telkonet, but gross profit improved 21 percent, according to a Wednesday report.
Comfort and care 05-13-2015
WEST BEND - Jared Harding is ready to get more involved in the community after taking over Dentistry of West Bend last fall.
Germantown Plan Commission OKs business expansions
GERMANTOWN — Three more companies are planning additions to their facilities, continuing the recent upsurge in building in the village.
Dick’s Sporting Goods gets thumbs up by Brookfield commission 05-13-2015
BROOKFIELD - The first of the building proposals for The Corridor project in Brookfield got unanimous support from the city’s Plan Commission on Monday.
Golden Anchor set to open on Pewaukee Lake 05-13-2015
TOWN OF DELAFIELD - The Golden Anchor is set to open in the remodeled Dylon’s Steakhouse on Monday with a selection of seafood, steak and sandwiches.
Waukesha County sees 23 percent uptick in April home sales 05-13-2015
WAUKESHA —In the Waukesha area, it seems like it’s only days before a “new listing” plaque is replaced by an “accepted offer” sign in front of most homes lately.
Great Wolf Resorts acquisition completed 05-12-2015
MADISON — The acquisition of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. by affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a leading private investment firm, has been completed, according to a Tuesday announcement.
Marshfield Clinic Health System joins AboutHealth organization 05-12-2015
MARSHFIELD - Marshfield Clinic Health System announced plans to join the statewide organization AboutHealth, which counts Aurora Health Care, ProHealth Care, ThedaCare and UW Health as members.
ZBB Energy announces new energy storage system 05-12-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS - ZBB Energy Corporation announced Tuesday the creation of the Agile Hybrid Series, the first energy storage system optimized  specifically for high performance, safety, longevity and ability to  deliver both power and energy for all available behind-the-meter  applications in commercial, industrial, multi-tenant and resort  buildings.   
Low prices, glutted market put strain on dairy farmers
This is shaping up as a challenging year for all U.S. dairy farmers, who enjoyed record high milk prices and low feed prices last year.
LSR opens Minnesota design center 05-12-2015
CEDARBURG — LSR, with headquarters in Cedarburg, has announced the relocation of its Hudson office to a new design center located in Eagan, Minn.
Technology has advanced what crop dusters can do since Cary Grant was chased across a cornfield in ‘North By Northwest’ 05-12-2015
Part of the agricultural landscape since the early 20th century, modern technology has advanced what crop dusters can do for the American farmer.
Cedarburg looking at expanded densities, heights for multi-family developments 05-12-2015
CEDARBURG — Multifamily development projects in the city of Cedarburg could see changes that allow for more flexibility regarding height and density requirements.
Start-ups key to job growth, investor says 05-12-2015
THIENSVILLE — If significant job growth is going to occur in Wisconsin, it must be fueled by small start-ups, a self-described “angel investor” told Ozaukee County business leaders April 29.
Complaint filed over proposed Grafton McDonald’s 05-12-2015
GRAFTON — Continental Properties, the company that worked to bring the 60th anniversary McDonald’s to the Grafton Commons development, has filed a complaint against the village of Grafton.
Residents sound off against apartments 05-12-2015
GERMANTOWN — Nearly a dozen condo owners who live on Red Oak Circle and Windsor Drive do not want to be the neighbors of a proposed 225-unit apartment complex and told the village Plan Commission as much during a meeting of the plan commission Monday night.
FNA Group relocating from Illinois to Wisconsin 05-12-2015
PLEASANT PRAIRIE - The FNA Group, Inc. announced on Monday that it will be relocating its corporate headquarters from Illinois to Pleasant Prairie, in addition to saying six months ago that it intended to bring more than 100 jobs to Kenosha County.
CJ’s Premium Spices wants to zest up your life - organically 05-12-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Not only can you pronounce every ingredient in CJs Premium Spices, but you can identify each spice or herb incorporated into the blend, said co-owner Laura Swan.
Dick's Sporting Goods proposed for Brookfield center 05-11-2015
BROOKFIELD — A 50,000-square-foot Dick’s Sporting Goods has been proposed for “The Corridor” project in Brookfield on the site of the former Ruby Farm near Bluemound and Calhoun roads.
Johnson Controls to share $1.5 billion Army Corps of Engineers contract 05-11-2015
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls Government Systems LLC was one of 14 businesses that will share in a $1.5 billion contract for the design, construction and operation of energy savings projects to help military installations meet mandated energy savings goals.
Spectrum Brands announces $500 million public stock offering 05-11-2015
MIDDLETON — Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. announced Monday the start of an underwritten public offering of $500 million in shares of its common stock.
ProHealth Care to partner with health systems for cancer center 05-11-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — ProHealth Care announced Thursday that it has formed a collaboration with two other health care systems in Wisconsin — Aurora Health Care and UW Health.
Wendland to speak at QS/1 Customer Conference 05-11-2015
WAUKESHA - Dave Wendland, vice president and member of the owners group at Hamacher Resource Group, Inc., will present, “Understanding Independent Pharmacy Shoppers,” at the QS/1 Customer Conference on Friday.
West Bend business news briefs 05-11-2015
WEST BEND - In 2004, Mills Fleet Farm announced it would construct a store on a 30-acre parcel along highways 33 and Z.
Judge dismisses raze order 05-11-2015
WEST BEND - A judge has dismissed legal efforts by West Bend officials to have the former Bermico building, 2100 Northwestern Ave., torn down.
Regal Beloit’s net sales grew 14 percent in first quarter
BELOIT — Regal Beloit Corporation announced Monday that its total net sales grew 14 percent to a total of $912 million in the first quarter with net acquisition growth equaling 16 percent.
'In the heart of the community' 05-09-2015
WAUKESHA - Three distinctively different businesses have opened in downtown Waukesha recently — each wanting to add its own touch to the community.
Entrepreneurs can learn to ‘Launch, Grow, Succeed’ at conference 05-08-2015
MADISON –Panelists during the 13th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference will help attendees learn how to “Launch, Grow, and Succeed” with their startups.
Good Harvest opening celebration set for Wednesday
WAUKESHA —Recently opened Good Harvest Market will hold a celebration at its new 23,000-square-foot location from 7:55 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Baylake Corp. to acquire NEW Bancshares, Inc. 05-08-2015
STURGEON BAY - Baylake Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NEW Bancshares, Inc. in a cash and stock transaction.
Johnson Outdoors second quarter sales damped by higher expenses 05-08-2015
RACINE - Johnson Outdoors inc. reported Friday that its sales grew 7 percent in the second quarter, but that they were negatively affected by higher expenses.
Koss third quarter net sales increase 39 percent 05-07-2015
MILWAUKEE - On Thursday, Koss Corporation reported a 39.6 percent increase for its third quarter compared to the same period in 2014.
Marquette reveals plans for combined athletic facility with Bucks 05-07-2015
MILWAUKEE - Early plans for a world-class athletic performance center that would be shared by Marquette University and the Milwaukee Bucks were unveiled Thursday.
MillerCoors appoints Hattersley as interim CEO 05-07-2015
MILWAUKEE - Molson Coors Chief Financial Officer Gavin Hattersley has been appointed interim chief executive officer of MillerCoors to lead the business when current CEO Tom Long retires June 30.
Sensient Technologies acquires UK manufacturer 05-07-2015
MILWAUKEE - Sensient Technologies Corporation announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Xennia Technology Ltd., a United Kingdom-based manufacturer of specialty inks used in digital printing.
Fiskars to build new Americas headquarters in Middleton 05-07-2015
MIDDLETON — European company Fiskars announced plans to build a $26.3 million headquarters in Middleton, which is expected to create about 55 new jobs.
Comic book lovers, assemble! 05-07-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Look up in the sky. It’s a bird, a plane, no it’s Kowabunga Comics and it’s here to stay.
Three-story senior living complex proposed near Lasata 05-07-2015
CEDARBURG — More choices for assisted living and memory care apartments in Ozaukee County could be available in Cedarburg in the future, according to architect and developer Robert Niebauer.
Mequon economy robust, financial advisor says 05-07-2015
MEQUON — As the economy has rebounded over the past few years, economic development in Mequon – business and residential – has made healthy strides, the chairman of the city’s Economic Development Committee said Tuesday.
Friend starts push to reopen Sunseed 05-07-2015
WEST BEND - West Bend residents may remember the Sunseed Natural Foods store.
Sal’s owner touts pocket park agreement with city 05-07-2015
WEST BEND - The agreement between the city of West Bend and Sal’s Pizzeria is a good deal for the city and downtown businesses, according to the pizzeria’s owner.
Batzner Pest Management announces rebranding, new name 05-07-2015
NEW BERLIN - Batzner Pest Management announced Wednesday that it is changing its name to Batzner Pest Control as part of a multifaceted rebranding effort.
College students prepare to enter improved job market
WAUKESHA - When graduating students walk onto the stage Sunday on Carroll University’s Main Lawn, 107 will be receive a degree in exercise science, the most of any degree offered by the private four-year Waukesha school.
Art Institute in Milwaukee to close 05-06-2015
MILWAUKEE - The Education Management Corporation announced that it will be closing 15 campuses, including the Art Institute Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Keep on caring 05-06-2015
WEST BEND - Dale Schneider and his wife, Carla, have a passion for animals. They even raised a blind deer named Raymond for about 20 years.
Pressure on FAA helps airport project advance 05-06-2015
HARTFORD - After several stops, starts and delays, the Hartford Airport runway expansion project is moving forward.
Commission OKs gas station expansion 05-06-2015
WEST BEND - West Bend’s Plan Commission approved plans for an expansion of a gas station and convenience store on South Main Street.
Job seekers wanted 05-06-2015
PEWAUKEE - One of the biggest challenges for Mike Mallwitz’s company, Busch Precision in Milwaukee, is finding qualified workers for their open positions so he is hoping to make some good connections during a job fair next week organized by W-O-W Workforce Development, Inc.
Fiserv’s revenue increases modest 4 percent in first quarter 05-05-2015
BROOKFIELD — On Tuesday, Brookfield-based Fiserv, Inc. reported a modest increase of 4 percent in its adjusted revenue during the first quarter when compared to the same period a year prior.
Quad/Graphics’ first quarter financials on track with expectations 05-05-2015
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics CEO and President Joel Quadracci said that the company’s financial results for the first quarter were “in-line with our expectations, and we remain on track to achieve our 2015 financial objectives.”
Assurant, Inc.’s income decreased drastically in first quarter 05-05-2015
NEW YORK — Assurant, Inc., the parent company of Assurant Health, reported a significant decrease in net income and investment income Tuesday.
Infratrol Manufacturing Corporation files for receivership
NEW BERLIN — Infratrol Manufacturing Corp. in New Berlin has filed for receivership in Waukesha County Circuit Court.
Metal-Era’s staffing grows about 15 to 20 percent in a year
WAUKESHA — In order to accommodate its growing workforce and contracts, Metra-Era is seeking to expand its Waukesha location by about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet.
Lake Country Wealth Management in Delafield acquired
DELAFIELD — Investment firm Bronfman E.L. Rothschild announced it has acquired Lake Country Wealth Management in Delafield.
Waukesha’s Baird Display acquired by Green Bay Packaging Inc. 05-05-2015
WAUKESHA — Green Bay Packaging, Inc. announced that it has acquired Baird Display effective April 30.
Court hears arguments over Bermico raze order 05-05-2015
WEST BEND - After a nearly eight-hour hearing Monday in Washington County Circuit Court over West Bend's efforts to have the former Bermico building razed, there still wasn't enough time to hear all the testimony.
Two development projects possible for downtown Hartford 05-05-2015
HARTFORD - A Hartford official says city staff are working on “two major development projects” for downtown, but it’s unlikely both can come to fruition at the same time because of the high project costs and limited resources available.
Earnings drop for Wisconsin Energy due to acquisition costs 05-05-2015
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Energy, the parent company of We Energies, reported Tuesday net income of $195.8 million or 86 cents a share for the first quarter of 2015, a decline of 4 cents per share compared to the most recent quarter, which the company contributes to costs for an acquisition.
Thiensville plans forum to focus on business development in the village 05-05-2015
THIENSVILLE — Village officials plan a 2015 Thiensville Business Forum from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 13 in the fire department’s training room at Village Hall, 250 Elm St.
One-on-one service 05-05-2015
GRAFTON - With the advent of the Internet, the world is basically a shopping mall. You can shop for anything, virtually anywhere. While that may be good for some things, Cheryl Socks Rompelman knows that her business is built on the exact opposite approach: Seeing customers in person.
Grafton development plan refined 05-05-2015
GRAFTON — Downtown redevelopment is moving forward as plans for a former lumberyard site are being refined into a combination of residential and commercial growth in Grafton.
Rogers Memorial Hospital receives largest gift in its history  05-05-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation announced Monday it has received a $2.5 million gift - the largest in its history.
GE lays off about 20 at Waukesha engine location 05-05-2015
WAUKESHA - GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power confirmed Monday that it laid off approximately 20 employees at its Waukesha facility on St. Paul Avenue due to market conditions.
WCTC to host trucking employer meet-and-greet 05-04-2015
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College will host a trucking employer meet-and-greet event for current and prospective Truck Driving program students as well as alumni from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the College’s Richard T. Anderson Education Center, 800 Main St.
Muskego State of the City to be delivered May 13 05-04-2015
MUSKEGO — The Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism will host the State of the City at 8 a.m. May 13, along with a breakfast buffet.
Kohl’s donates $50,000 for earthquake relief efforts in Nepal 05-04-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS —Kohl’s Department Stores announced Monday that it has made a $50,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross to be used for earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.
Panel to discuss trends in health information, health technologies 05-04-2015
MADISON — A May 19 panel will address trends in health information and other health technologies during a meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Madison.
Tri-Chamber Golf Outing scheduled for June 5 05-04-2015
HARTLAND — The 2015 Tri-Chamber Golf Outing held by the Hartland, Delafield and Pewaukee Chambers of Commerce has been scheduled for June 5 and will be held at Western Lakes Golf Course in Pewaukee.
Brookfield firm changes name to Vrakas CPAs + Advisors
BROOKFIELD — As of Monday, Vrakas/Blum has changed its name to Vrakas CPAs + Advisors.
Waukesha’s Ray Industries bought by investment firm
WAUKESHA —Ray Industries, a precision parts and components manufacturer in Waukesha, has been acquired by a platform of Joshua Partners, a leading investment firm focused on lower middle market companies.
GE's Distributed Power announced Canadian dealer for Waukesha engines 05-04-2015
WAUKESHA — GE’s Distributed Power business recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Hoerbiger Ltd. to be an authorized distributor of GE’s Waukesha gas engine products in Canada.
May 18 opening eyed for Slinger restaurant 05-04-2015
SLINGER - The July closing of Emily’s Restaurant in Slinger is providing the opportunity for a new business at the same location in Dove Plaza.
Meijer likely coming to West Bend 05-04-2015
WEST BEND - West Bend may get a new grocery store, according to a news release from the city.
Index: Milwaukee area manufacturing takes a downturn in April 05-04-2015
WAUKESHA - A report out Thursday from Marquette University indicated manufacturing in the Milwaukee area slid into negative territory in April, but Waukesha County Business Alliance President Suzanne Kelley remains optimistic about manufacturing locally. 
Renaissance Manufacturing acquisition of Waukesha foundry a true 'rebirth' 05-02-2015
WAUKESHA - A sunny, 70-degree spring afternoon was an appropriate atmosphere Friday for the announcement that Renaissance Manufacturing Group had acquired PurePOWER Technologies from Navistar at its Waukesha location.
State tourism economy increases $1 billion in 2014 05-02-2015
MADISON - Wisconsin’s tourism economy topped $18.5 billion in 2014, up $1 billion from 2013’s total, and the 5.5-percent increase was spurred by a rise in visits and spending per trip, according to a press release from the state Department of Tourism.
>>Travelers spent $111.7 million in Washington County in 2014
New businesses prepare to open in downtown Waukesha, some leave 05-01-2015
WAUKESHA - Signs hang in many of the storefronts in downtown Waukesha for businesses that will be opening soon, as well as some reading “for lease.”
Hal Leonard acquires music start-up 05-01-2015
MILWAUKEE - Hal Leonard Corporation announced Friday it has  has acquired Tunessence, a web-based platform for interactive music lessons.
Strattec Security forms venture with Indian company 05-01-2015
MILWAUKEE - As part of its Vast LLC joint venture, Strattec Security Corporation has entered an agreement to become a joint venture partner with Minda Management Services Limited in New Dehli, India.
Economic indicators strong for Milwaukee area in March
MILWAUKEE -The economy in the metro-Milwaukee area held steady in March, according to a report Thursday from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, which indicated seven of 10 major industry sectors recorded year-over-year job increases in March, as well as an increase in new car registration.
Aurora Health Care gives $6.6 million in grants to health centers and clinics 05-01-2015
MILWAUKEE - Aurora Health Care announced Thursday that it is awarding $6.6 million in grants to nearly two dozen health centers and free clinics throughout eastern Wisconsin via its Better Together Fund.
Rockwell Automation reports decline in second quarter sales 05-01-2015
MILWAUKEE - During the second quarter, Rockwell Automation, Inc.’s sales were $1,550.8 million, a decrease of 3.1 percent from $1,600.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
Generac reports decreased sales in residential and commercial markets
TOWN OF GENESEE - Generac Holdings Inc. reported declines in residentia
product sales and commercial & industrial sales during the first quarter of fiscal 2015 on Thursday.
Rogers Behavioral Health facility to open Monday in Nashville 05-01-2015
NASHVILLE - A new treatment facility created by Rogers Behavioral Health will open Monday in Nashville.
Atlas BBQ to offer outdoor patio seating in exchange for free Wi-Fi 04-30-2015
GRAFTON — A downtown Grafton business will again offer outdoor seating as the temperatures move upward in exchange for offering amenities that benefit the greater shopping district.
Back on the menu 04-30-2015
GRAFTON — Plans for a special anniversary McDonald’s in the Grafton Commons development may be making a comeback, as recent decisions regarding it appear to have been made on faulty information.
Laabs to leave Hartford Chamber 04-30-2015
HARTFORD - Barb Laabs has resigned after five years as executive director of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce.
Report: Nurse shortage looms in area 04-30-2015
Wisconsin could face a nursing workforce crisis with a shortage of registered nurses growing to nearly 20,000 in the state by 2035.
Main runway at Waukesha County Airport to close until August 04-30-2015
WAUKESHA - Construction trailers are set up and barricades are in place at the Waukesha County Airport, signaling the start of one of the county’s largest building plans of 2015.
R&R Insurance projects $30 million in revenue in 2015 04-30-2015
WAUKESHA - In its 40 years, R&R Insurance has been able to grow organically, thanks to an investment in the company’s employees and by offering specialized services, said President Ken Riesch.
Herbert Kohler stepping down as company CEO 04-30-2015
KOHLER - After 43 years, Herbert V. Kohler Jr., chief executive officer of the company that bears his name, is stepping down.
Roundy’s to close store in Racine, lay off 65 employees 04-29-2015
MILWAUKEE — Roundy’s informed the state Wednesday that it will close its Racine facility at 2210 Rapids Drive, resulting in 65 people losing their jobs.
Business Intelligence Teams created to help companies
WAUKESHA — Newly created “Business Intelligence Teams” trained and coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension will be able to assist Wisconsin companies on market research, web marketing and geographic information systems.
Firm offers hiring help 04-29-2015
GERMANTOWN — To help people navigate through the challenging world of obtaining a job or changing careers, Employment Readiness Solutions opened in Germantown.
Bermico developer faces sheriff’s sale on city lots 04-29-2015
WEST BEND - John Bagley, who’s in a dispute with West Bend officials over his effort to renovate and develop the former Bermico building, is facing a sheriff’s sale on two city residential properties.
Waukesha County shelters form partnership to save cats’ lives 04-29-2015
WAUKESHA - In an effort to make Waukesha County a “no-kill community,” the Elmbrook Humane Society and Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County have formed a partnership that will result in EBHS taking in some of the cats and kittens that HAWS doesn’t have the space to house at its Waukesha facility.
Bucks important, but not sole, part of proposed entertainment district 04-29-2015
MILWAUKEE - While a new Bucks arena is at the heart of discussions surrounding a so-called entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee, several prominent city leaders asserted it was one piece of a larger puzzle at a forum Tuesday.
Treat stores popping up 04-29-2015
PEWAUKEE - Popcorn has gone from a simple, healthy at-home snack to a gourmet treat created and offered by a growing number of area businesses, including Richard and Terri Knudsen of Pop’s Kettle Corn.
Spectrum Brand Holdings to acquire Armored AutoGroup Parent for $1.4 billion 04-28-2015
MIDDLETON — Spectrum Brand Holdings, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Armored AutoGroup Parent Inc., makers of Armor All and STP brands, for $1.4 billion in cash and assumed debt.
Assurant Health Care may be sold or closed 04-28-2015
MILWAUKEE — Assurant Inc. announced Tuesday that its health business segment, Assurant Health, may be sold or closed as part of the New York City-based company reshaping its portfolio.
Packers announce new restaurant for Lambeau 04-28-2015
GREEN BAY, Wis. - There's a new restaurant at Lambeau Field.
Twin Disc reports flat sales during third quarter
RACINE — Sales during the third quarter were relatively flat for Twin Disc, Inc., which reported a small increase to $60,941,000, compared to $60,705,000 in sales for the same period in 2014.
Decrease in defense spending and foreign currency hurt Oshkosh Corp. 04-28-2015
OSHKOSH —The net income reported by Oshkosh Corporation for its second quarter was negatively affected by a decrease in defense vehicle spending, weather and foreign currency rates.
Following his passion 04-28-2015
Even after giving Concordia University Wisconsin seven months’ notice of his departure as business dean and full professor, David Borst admits he really didn’t have his future plans all worked out.
Sydney b. Corp. plans expansion 04-28-2015
MEQUON — Sydney b. Corporation plans a grand-opening celebration for its new dance store and kid’s and young adult clothing line.
Final construction details come together ahead of Meijer’s June opening 04-28-2015
GRAFTON — With months to go before Meijer makes its official foray into the village of Grafton – and, for that matter, southeastern Wisconsin municipal officials are putting some of the final pieces of the puzzle together.
Sales taxes up, property tax defaults lower 04-28-2015
PORT WASHINGTON — Commerce continues to rebound in Ozaukee County, pushing sales tax revenue over last year’s collection figures.
WCTC receives $5,000 award for Dual Enrollment Academy  04-28-2015
PEWAUKEE - AT&T announced Monday that it made a $5,000 donation to the Waukesha County Technical College Foundation to expand its Dual Enrollment Academy to include industry tours for participating students.
Super Saturday kicks off summer season in Waukesha 04-28-2015
WAUKESHA - With sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s predicted for this weekend, it’s easy to feel encouraged by Waukesha Downtown Business Association President Norm Bruce saying Saturday is “the kickoff of summer.”
Hot pink truck to offer cool summertime treats 04-28-2015
WAUKESHA - Looking to bring back the safe, old-fashioned fun of an ice cream truck for his young daughters, Tony Bodway decided to launch Twisted Sisters Ice Cream Co. this summer.
High-tech manufacturing facility proposed for New Berlin
NEW BERLIN — An approximate 74,000-square-foot facility for a company that produces high-tech components has been proposed for the 16100 block of Beloit Road.
Growth spurs Brandish Creative Group’s move into larger facility 04-27-2015
OCONOMOWOC ­— Due to growth, Brandish Creative Group announced it has moved into larger offices at 175 E Wisconsin Ave., Suite D, in Oconomowoc.
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Lake Valley Camp names Dan Schiller executive director 05-26-2015
MILWAUKEE — Lake Valley Camp announced that Dan Schiller has been appointed its executive director.
Kopper named next UW-Whitewater chancellor 05-26-2015
WHITEWATER — On Tuesday, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announced that Provost Beverly Kopper has been named the school’s next chancellor.
Scarberry to serve as coach at Milwaukee Think Global Institute program 05-26-2015
PEWAUKEE — Rebecca Scarberry, owner of Becky’s Blissful Bakery in Pewaukee, will be a coach at the upcoming Think Global Institute’s second Annual Milwaukee Program.
Gervais speaks at several financial planning events 05-26-2015
MILWAUKEE — Lori Gervais of The Gervais Group at Robert W. Baird & Co. was invited to speak at a recent Women at Baird event.
BancMutual Financial names regional sales manager 05-26-2015
MILWAUKEE — Kevin Breckenfelder recently joined BancMutual Financial & Insurance Services Inc., a subsidiary of Bank Mutual, as a regional sales manager.
Sean Slater joins Cedarburg office of Coldwell Banker 05-26-2015
CEDARBURG — Real estate agent Sean Slater recently joined the Cedarburg office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
St. Joseph’s clinic announces new executive director 05-26-2015
WAUKESHA - St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic announced Monday that Jessica Osenbrgge has been appointed as executive director effective June 1.
R&R Insurance welcomes Jeff Szalacinski as director of strategic planning 05-22-2015
WAUKESHA — R&R Insurance Services, Inc. announced Friday that Jeff Szalacinski has joined the Waukesha company as the director of strategic planning.
Brookfield’s director of finance named chairman of governmental accountability council 05-22-2015
BROOKFIELD — Brookfield’s Director of Finance was appointed chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council on Friday.
Meltzer named Aurora Network chief medical officer 05-21-2015
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care announced Thursday that it has named Sylvia Meltzer, MD, its chief medical officer for The Aurora Network.
Leaders of new ProHealth Care Mukwonago emergency department named 05-21-2015
MUKWONAGO - As the opening date of ProHealth Care’s emergency department in Mukwonago nears, its medical director and manager have been named.
Area chamber’s event manager resigns 05-21-2015
WEST BEND - MJ Loos announced to West Bend Chamber of Commerce members that she is stepping down from her role as event manager and member development coordinator.
Buenger appointed vice president of operations for Scion Dental 05-19-2015
PORT WASHINGTON — Port Washington State Bank President and CEO Steven R. Schowalter has announced three senior executive promotions at its Ozaukee County locations in Cedarburg, Belgium and Port Washington.
Port Washington State Bank announces three promotions
PORT WASHINGTON — Port Washington State Bank President and CEO Steven R. Schowalter has announced three senior executive promotions at its Ozaukee County locations in Cedarburg, Belgium and Port Washington.
Advantage+ promotes Elton to president
BROOKFIELD - Advantage+ announced that it has promoted Michael Elton to president and chief  operating officer for the direct lender based in Brookfield.
Cunningham Joins R.A. Smith National as modeling technician 05-15-2015
BROOKFIELD - Suzanne Cunningham has joined R.A. Smith National as an LiDAR and 3D modeling technician in the survey division.
Kewaskum RN receives honor 05-13-2015
Registered nurse Lisa Cannestra, Medical/Surgical Unit, has been honored with the 2015 Excellence in Nursing Award from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital, according to a news release.
Cedarburg/Grafton office of Shorewest breaks sales record 05-12-2015
GRAFTON — The Cedarburg/Grafton office of Shorewest Realtors broke its home sale record in March by more than 27 homes.
Flagstone Landscaping marks 40 years 05-12-2015
CEDARBURG — Flagstone Landscaping, based in Cedarburg, is celebrating its 40th year in business in 2015.
Driver rallies Kohl’s associates 05-11-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS - Kohl’s and Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl champion and New York Times best-selling author, hosted a pep rally for nearly 3,000 associates at Kohl’s Corporate Office, recognizing its winning teams and commitment to the Milwaukee community.
Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin adds two directors
BROOKFIELD — Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin has added Marcel Tetzlaff and Andrew Crisp as directors to its management team.
Marzion joins Demlang Builders as new home consultant
SUSSEX — Demlang Builders announced that Wendy Marzion has joined the company as a new home consultant.
Dave Salter joins Geo-Synthetics LLC as regional sales rep 05-05-2015
WAUKESHA — Family owned Geo-Synthetics, LLC announced that Dave Salter has joined the business as a regional sales representative for northern Wisconsin, upper Michigan and Minnesota.
WaterStone Bank hires Jarecki as vice president of Business Banking 05-04-2015
WAUWATOSA —WaterStone Bank has hired Jeff Jarecki as the vice president of business banking.
Alliance promotes Amy Burgdorff 05-04-2015
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Friday the promotion of Amy Burgdorff to marketing communications coordinator.
Edgett appointed vice president at Carma Laboratories
FRANKLIN - Carma Laboratories, Inc., the manufacturer of Carmex lip balm products, announced the appointment of Keith Edgett as vice president of research & development.
Breckenfelder joins BancMutual Financial as regional sales manager 04-29-2015
MILWAUKEE — Kevin Breckenfelder recently joined BancMutual Financial & Insurance Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Bank Mutual, as a regional sales manager.
Integrated Health Network names new chief financial officer 04-29-2015
BROOKFIELD- Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin announced Wednesday that it has hired Barclay Ferguson to serve as chief financial officer.
Zacharias joins Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols as firm administrator 04-28-2015
MILWAUKEE — Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., a Milwaukee-based law firm, has added Pamela Zacharias as its administrator.
Two Waukesha County entrepreneurs named award finalists by Ernst & Young 04-28-2015
CHICAGO —Two prominent Waukesha County businessmen have been named finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 in the Midwest— Bruce Neumiller, CEO of Gearbox Express in Mukwonago, and Austin Ramirez, president and CEO of HUSCO International in Waukesha.
Ameriprise Financial advisors receive professional awards 04-28-2015
BROOKFIELD — Ten financial advisors with Ameriprise Financial in Brookfield were presented with 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager award by Five Star Professional.
Malec joins Community Care, Inc. as director of quality and risk 04-28-2015
BROOKFIELD — Nonprofit organization Community Care, Inc. announced Tuesday that Jessica Malec has been hired as director of quality and risk.
Wausau Paper hires three veteran employees 04-27-2015
MOSINEE - Wausau Paper announced the hiring of three industry veterans Monday for sales & marketing, innovation and converting.
ATC names Davis executive vice president and COO 04-27-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - American Transmission Co. named Mark Davis executive vice president and chief operating officer Monday.
Tribute Companies welcomes two new members 04-23-2015
HARTLAND — The Tribute Companies recently welcomed John Sorenson and Scot Schmidt to its cemetery development team.
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