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First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment. Twenty years and more than 12,380 shipments later, tons of Cold War-era waste from decades of bomb-making and nuclear research across the U.S. have been stashed in the salt caverns that make up the underground facility. 
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Survey: Americans will spend more at businesses with clean bathrooms 03-22-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Nothing is more of a shopping or eating turnoff than a dirty bathroom. In fact, 52 percent of people who responded to a survey conducted by Menomonee Falls-based Bradley Corp. said they’d likely spend more money at a business with a well-maintained bathroom.
Actuant reports 2Q income 03-22-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $2.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Lands’ End reports 4Q profit of $16.2 million 03-22-2019
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $16.2 million.
MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup ads 03-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — MillerCoors has filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch, saying its St. Louis-based rival wants to "frighten" people away from Miller Lite and Coors Light by claiming those beers have corn syrup.
Wisconsin unemployment drops to 2.9 percent in February 03-21-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to 2.9 percent after five straight months at 3 percent.
Developer, citizens voice arguments on condominium project  03-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Developer Peter Renner and citizens of Oconomowoc, along with their representatives, gave their opinions Wednesday night about why a hearing examiner should vote in their favor for the legality of the WaterView Condominium project proposed for 517525 N. Lake Road.
CBD dispensary to open in Cedarburg 03-21-2019
CEDARBURG — Jennifer Kawczynski said there’s an obvious reason why she and her family chose Cedarburg as the second location for Erth Dispensary, a business focused on cannabidiol and hemp-based products.
West Bend senior living complex plans restaurant renovations 03-21-2019
WEST BEND — Cedar Community, a West Bend-based assisted and independent living complex for seniors 55 and older, has announced plans to renovate its Top of the Ridge restaurant.
Museum of Wisconsin Art to open gallery in new Milwaukee hotel 03-21-2019
WEST BEND — A boutique Milwaukee hotel with a flair for the creative is getting an artistic leg-up from a West Bend museum.
Evers wants to raise state unemployment benefits 03-21-2019
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers wants to boost Wisconsin’s unemployment benefits and eliminate some requirements to qualify for them.
CasTech to close in West Allis 03-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — CasTech, Inc. plans to close its West Allis foundry operations, resulting in four people losing their jobs, according to information sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday.
Motor Castings to close Milwaukee facility 03-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — Motor Castings Company notified the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday it will close its location on 65th Street in Milwaukee, resulting in 113 people losing their jobs.
Milwaukee area economy had sluggish start in January
03-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — The monthly report from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce showed that the area’s economy had a slow start in January with 11 of the 23 economic indicators moving in a positive direction.
Cremation rates on the rise 03-21-2019
BROOKFIELD — Driven by factors like economic and environmental concerns, flexibility of options and changing religious requirements, cremation is on the rise.
Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019
03-20-2019
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases.
Celebrating women in business 03-20-2019
WEST BEND — Celebrating women in business and raising awareness of their presence in West Bend is the theme of a Thursday afternoon open house.
Students hit the pavement to learn about businesses 03-20-2019
WEST BEND — West Bend High Schools students visited several local businesses Tuesday as part of a service industry learning day.
The Lash Lounge to open in The Corners 03-20-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Another first-to-Wisconsin business will be opening in The Corners of Brookfield — The Lash Lounge.
Trek unveils new helmet technology 03-20-2019
WAUKESHA — New helmets unveiled Tuesday by Waterloo-based Trek were made with technology to prevent concussions from common cycling accidents.
Judge rejects DNR permit for new Kohler Company golf course 03-19-2019
MADISON, Wis. — An administrative law judge has invalided a key environmental permit for the Kohler Company's new luxury golf course along Lake Michigan in Sheboygan County.
Grafton YPs showcase businesses 03-19-2019
GRAFTON — The Young Professionals group in Grafton grew from a desire by the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce to find ways to recruit and retain millennials.
Young pros 03-19-2019
MEQUON — “Leadership in the pipeline.” That’s how the executive director of the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce views its expanding young professionals group.
Small-business owner starts anew with online directory 03-19-2019
CEDARBURG — As a longtime small business owner who sells her jewelry inventory online, Patty Gallun Hansen’s frustration had reached a breaking point.
Art’s Cameras named Dealer of the Year 03-19-2019
WAUKESHA — When Tony Miresse was a teenager working in his father’s camera store, they were selling film and flash bulbs, listing equipment on 3 by 5 index cards, and shaking Polaroid film to create an image within a minute for passport photos.
United Heartland to offer insurance in more states 03-19-2019
NEW BERLIN — United Heartland, a national workers’ compensation insurance company, announced Monday it will offer workers’ compensation insurance in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Louisiana and the District of Columbia effective immediately.
European-style market coming to Mequon’s Spur 16 03-19-2019
MEQUON — A new retail concept titled Terrain that will offer a European-style market feel has been announced for Mequon’s Spur 16 development.
Wisconsin-based Shopko to close remaining stores in June 03-18-2019
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores plans to close its remaining 120 department stores by mid-June.
Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020 03-18-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group said Monday that its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be producing flat-screen panels by the end of 2020, with construction starting later this year.
Commission finally OKs subdivision map 03-17-2019
RICHFIELD — The developer of the proposed Highland Ridge subdivision had been trying for weeks to gain approval of a preliminary plat for the project.

WMC: workforce quantity, quality threaten growth 03-17-2019
WAUKESHA — A report released by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce say the double challenge of quality and amount of workforce in the state could threaten economic growth, especially future growth.

Firehouse Subs, Verizon Wireless likely coming to Silvernail and Grandview 03-16-2019
WAUKESHA — Firehouse Subs and Verizon Wireless are the latest businesses to express interest in locating at a new strip mall at the corner of North Grandview Boulevard and Silvernail Road, according to city planning staff.
Closure of TIF #14, storage ordinance on tap for council
03-16-2019
WAUKESHA — When aldermen head to their Common Council meeting on Tuesday, they will be asked to consider two land use proposals from their fellow council members.
Carroll University team moves on in Foxconn competition
03-16-2019
WAUKESHA — A group of Carroll University students and a faculty member are moving to the next round of the Foxconn Technology Group’s Smart Cities/Smart Future competition.
Jackson is growing 03-15-2019
JACKSON — The village of Jackson has experienced notable growth both residentially and commercially, a trend that is not slowing down, according to the village administrator.
Lisbon signs Lied’s deal with developers 03-15-2019
TOWN OF LISBON —The Town Board Thursday night approved the first step in a development plan that could lead to a $9.5 million, 175,000-square-foot, commercial building built on a portion of the former Lied’s Nursery Company land near the intersection of Town Line Road and Main Street, Sussex.
Pewaukee Chick-fil-A open for business
03-15-2019
PEWAUKEE — A downpour of rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning didn’t dampen the celebration for guests awaiting the grand opening of the new Pewaukee Chick-fil-A, located at 1454 Capitol Drive.
Tailored Label Products acquires Jaymar 03-15-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Manufacturer Tailored Label Products, Inc. announced Thursday it has acquired Jaymar Screen Printers of DePere.
Generac acquires company to accelerate its connectivity strategy 03-15-2019
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings announced it has acquired Neurio Technology Inc., a company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Bringing the lake inside 03-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Mike Bertrand’s new restaurant Lago Su Bella is now open for business. His authentic Italian restaurant on the shore of Lac La Belle in Eagles Landing opened for business on Tuesday.
WaterView condominium project hearing Wednesday 03-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Renner Architects, along with opponents of the proposed WaterView Condominium project at 517 N. Lake Road, will state their case of why, or why not, the project should be approved at a pubic hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Vegan eatery joins 5 Joints @ 5 Points 03-14-2019
WAUKESHA — There’s a new “joint” at downtown Waukesha’s concept eatery 5 Joints @ 5 Points, 257 W. Broadway.
Ron’s Cozy Corner hosts grand reopening 03-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Ron’s Cozy Corner held its grand reopening on Sunday to thank everyone who helped new owner Rachel Ouellette get to where she is today.
'Those don’t fit Mequon' 03-14-2019
MEQUON — Developers of an Associated Bank planned for North Port Washington Road reached an impasse with the Mequon Planning Commission Monday over requests for signage.
Raising a pint for St. Paddy's 03-14-2019
TOWN OF ERIN — Bars and restaurants in the area are gearing up to celebrate the annual St. Patrick’s Day holiday, with an emphasis on the food, music and traditions of the Emerald Isle.
Retail sales recover in January 03-14-2019
WASHINGTON — Americans were spending money again in January after a dreary December for retailers, according to data from the National Retail Federation.
Metro Milwaukee unemployment rate up in January 03-14-2019
WAUKESHA — Despite adding 3,600 jobs from December to January, the unemployment rate for the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee- Washington county region rose 0.6 percent to 3.4 percent in January.
Kohler moving some of its work from Wisconsin to Mississippi 03-13-2019
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Small engine manufacturer Kohler Co. is eliminating 600 jobs in Wisconsin as it transfers some of its work to Mississippi but the affected workers are getting employment elsewhere in the company.
Tavern lobby: Hold private events after Evers’ decision
03-13-2019
MADISON — Wisconsin’s powerful tavern lobby wants bars to hold events without liquor licenses after Gov. Tony Evers said wedding barns don’t need licenses.
Bartelt to open custom cabinetry division in April 03-13-2019
DELAFIELD — Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource announced it will launch a custom cabinetry division in April called Windham Hill Custom Cabinetry.
Kwik Trip stations carry Wisconsin-made energy drinks
03-13-2019
WAUKESHA — A Wisconsin brand of low-calorie energy drinks are now being carried at Kwik Trip’s Midwest locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
Washington County home sales bring region’s average down 03-13-2019
WAUKESHA — Three of the four metropolitan Milwaukee counties saw their home sales go up in February compared to a year ago, except for Washington County.
Former restaurant slated as new site for gym 03-12-2019
CEDARBURG — It was once home to one of the first Chinese restaurants in Ozaukee County, but the building at W63 N143-145 Washington Ave. will soon start its next chapter as the new home for Anytime Fitness.
New tavern in Merton 03-12-2019
MERTON — A Waukesha sports complex manager and his father are planning to open a new tavern in the village’s historic downtown business district.
Culver’s restaurant celebrates 700 openings 03-12-2019
PRAIRIE DU SAC — The stretch of the Culver’s restaurant chain has reached far beyond Wisconsin to cities around the country.
Second Wahlburgers in state to open at end of year 03-12-2019
MILWAUKEE — The second location for the popular Wahlburgers restaurant in Wisconsin will be in Milwaukee’s Third Ward neighborhood and will open late 2019.
Legendary Whitetails under receivership 03-12-2019
SLINGER — Legendary Whitetails, known worldwide as a prestigious outfitter of hunters and others who enjoy the outdoors, is now under receivership.
Lieutenant governor talks economic development in Brookfield 03-10-2019
BROOKFIELD — In the words of Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, you either “fly or die.” That’s why he made a stop at Precast Engineering in Brookfield Friday afternoon to talk with local business owners and hear their thoughts on what can help Wisconsin create economic development, yield sustainable job growth and “fly.”
Cabela's set to reopen today, but cleanup remains after fire 03-09-2019
RICHFIELD - The Cabela’s outdoor, fishing and hunting store that’s been closed since last month following a damaging fire was expected to reopen this morning, a corporate spokeswoman said Friday.
Evers won't force wedding barns to get liquor licenses
03-08-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers' administration won't force wedding barns to obtain liquor licenses, his spokeswoman said Friday in a move that could defuse a lawsuit seeking to force state regulators to leave barn operators alone.
US wages rise by most in decade even as hiring tumbles
03-08-2019
WASHINGTON — The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a surprise drop likely reflecting harsh weather and other temporary factors that led most economists to see the slowdown as a temporary blip.
Aurora Health Care’s $5M clinic to open Monday 03-08-2019
MUKWONAGO — The new $5 million Aurora Health Care clinic slated to open Monday will offer a model that eliminates wait times by allowing patients to check into their own rooms upon arrival.
Greenfield hospital to close, lay off 172 03-08-2019
GREENFIELD — Due to changes in the kinds of patients it can treat, Post Acute Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee, LLC announced Thursday it will close.
Wisconsin adds 4,900 non-farm jobs in January 03-08-2019
MADISON — In January, Wisconsin added 4,900 total non-farm jobs, according to data released Thursday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Subdivision gains approval in Merton 03-08-2019
MERTON — The developers of a 73-lot, high-end subdivision in the midst of Lake Country hope to break ground in mid- to late summer.
Mukwonago in talks with industrial park prospects 03-08-2019
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago could fill its industrial park with two more tenants in the near future after Village Board members engaged in a closed session discussion with an electronics manufacturer, as well as a builder at a special Village Board meeting Wednesday night.
REV Group had $518.7 million in 1Q 03-07-2019
MILWAUKEE — An increase in consolidated net sales for the REV Group, Inc.’s Commercial and Recreation segments in the first quarter helped the company achieve a 0.7 percent growth in sales compared to the first quarter last year.
Target’s new strategy pays off in largest sales bump since 2005 03-07-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is embracing the blur — and it paid off in its best full-year sales growth since 2005.
Cedarburg Trail condo project earns necessary approvals
03-07-2019
CEDARBURG — Developer Greg James’ attendance at Plan Commission meetings during the past year has rivaled that of the Cedarburg Plan Commissioners, but that tenacity was rewarded Monday night as he finally received the two approvals he needed to move the project forward on Cedarburg’s south side.
Townhomes slated for Hickory Street 03-07-2019
GRAFTON — Local developer Robert Tillmann is onto his third Grafton development in barely a year, looking to build 18 townhomes at Hickory Street and North Green Bay Avenue.
Former Mutual Mall likely to be razed, says official 03-07-2019
WEST BEND — A strip mall building along South Main Street and near West Bend’s City Hall could meet the wrecking ball after a Milwaukee real estate developer agreed to buy the city-owned property for $500,000.
Baird celebrates 100 years of wealth management 03-07-2019
MILWAUKEE — For 100 years, Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management firm, has provided services to clients.
Cedarburg firm wins innovation award for sustainable furniture 03-07-2019
CEDARBURG — Amish Craftsmen Guild outdoor furniture company of Cedarburg was named the winner of Most Innovative Company at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, an annual event that honors the best of the best small-and medium-sized businesses around the world.
Brookfield Square Mall’s metamorphosis continues 03-07-2019
BROOKFIELD — Since its inception more than a half-century ago, Brookfield Square has been known as one of Waukesha County’s major shopping metropolises.
A record-breaking US trade deficit: Does it really matter?
03-06-2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit reached its highest sum ever last year, defying President Donald Trump's efforts and promises to shrink it through his economic policies.
DNR chief promises businesses consistent regulatory approach 03-06-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston Cole is assuring business leaders that the agency will work to create a consistent regulatory environment.
Administrator concludes home business operates within code 03-06-2019
KEWASKUM — Residents in Kewaskum have been bending the rules, or so some locals claim, which brought a couple issues to the table in the Kewaskum Village Board’s regularly scheduled meeting.
BLiNK Artisan Boutique to open permanent store at Mayfair Mall 03-06-2019
OCONOMOWOC — For almost seven years, artisans have been selling their creations at BLiNK Artisan Boutique in downtown Oconomowoc and occasionally in a pop-up store owner Lori Reed organized in Mayfair Mall.
Council approves seeking $500K Gehl redevelopment grant 03-06-2019
WEST BEND — The Common Council on Monday night approved seeking up to $500,000 in state grant funding to help spur improvements at a disused former manufacturing site near downtown.
Harley-Davidson buys maker of kids’ two-wheelers 03-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson, Inc. has acquired StaCyc, Inc., the maker of electric-powered two-wheelers for kids.
New way to Shop the Pig 03-06-2019
SHEBOYGAN — Piggly Wiggly Midwest, the grocery chain with more than 100 stores across Wisconsin and northern Illinois, announced Monday that it will begin offering same-day delivery services from nearly all its stores.
Hit the gym, then shop? Kohl's links up with Planet Fitness 03-05-2019
NEW YORK — Some shrunken Kohl's stores are getting a new neighbor: Planet Fitness gyms.
Milwaukee maker gets second order of ambulances for FDNY 03-05-2019
MILWAUKEE — Wheeled Coach, a manufacturer of emergency medical service vehicles, has received an order for 76 ambulances for the Fire Department of New York City that will be include environmental-friendly emission reduction technology in keeping with the FDNY Green initiative.
Ninth Avenue apartments take another step 03-05-2019
GRAFTON — A multibuilding apartment complex at Hickory Street and Ninth Avenue in Grafton continues to march toward reality.
Aldi store could get 2,440-square-foot addition 03-05-2019
WEST BEND — A West Bend grocer could expand if the city’s Plan Commission tonight green-lights a proposed 2,440-square-foot addition at Aldi.
Pewaukee Chick-fil-A to host campout party 03-05-2019
PEWAUKEE — The new Chick-fil-A opening in Pewaukee will continue the company’s 15-year tradition of hosting a First 100 Campout party before the store opening March 14.
Waukesha-based Risk Solutions acquired 03-05-2019
WAUKESHA — Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage, announced Monday it has acquired the assets of Waukesha-based Integrated Risk Solutions, Inc.
New Berlin Harley franchise faces $6.3M federal lawsuit 03-05-2019
NEW BERLIN — Iron Town, the New Berlin Harley-Davidson dealership and its partner motorcycle shop in Janesville, are defendants in a federal lawsuit that demands a total of $6.3 million in delinquent debts and asks merchandise sales from the businesses be stopped to prevent more losses to Harley-Davidson Credit Corp., a lending agency.
DATCP takes nearly 2,100 hemp grower applications 03-04-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin agriculture officials say they've seeing a dramatic increase in applications to grow and process hemp.
West Bend may seek $500K redevelopment grant 03-03-2019
WEST BEND — The city’s Common Council on Monday could approve the first step in seeking $500,000 in state funding to help redevelop a currently vacant former factory site on West Bend’s near east side.
Lands’ End remakes itself with independent stores 03-03-2019
DODGEVILLE — As specialty and department stores are closing by the hundreds and apparel sellers face stiff competition, at least one brand is scouting for new locations and envisioning a 75-store expansion over the next five years.
BBB extends awards deadline 03-02-2019
The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin has extended its application deadline for both the Wisconsin Torch Awards for Ethics and Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship to Friday.
Tomchek's Ace Hardware expands with second location 
WAUKESHA - Tomchek’s Ace Hardware, a Sunset Drive business since 1986, has grown, purchasing a second store located in Delavan.
Rockwell Automation to offer $1B in notes 03-01-2019
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation, Inc. has priced notes in an aggregate principal amount of $1 billion.
Ground broken for downtown Hartford apartment complex 03-01-2019
HARTFORD — Now the heavy lifting begins.
Taco Bell pitched for Grandview and Silvernail area 03-01-2019
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha could soon be getting another Taco Bell, this one on the city’s far north side.
Rogers revamps logo, brand for all sites
03-01-2019
SUMMIT — Rogers Behavioral Health is undergoing a year-long initiative to rebrand itself as new programs open across the country in Minnesota, Florida, California and here in Wisconsin.
Gluten-free, low carb pizza company is back in business 02-28-2019
WAUKESHA — After losing its commercial kitchen space when Easter Seals shuttered its 505 Northview Road location, Boombalatti’s Pizza Company is back in business.
Delafield Chick-fil-A nears approval 02-28-2019
DELAFIELD — The developers of a proposed Chick-fil-A near the Interstate 94/Highway 83 interchange cleared a couple of major hurdles Wednesday night in their race to have the restaurant built at The Shoppes of Nagawaukee shopping center before Christmas.
Bar Louie opens today at Brookfield Square 02-28-2019
BROOKFIELD — Bar Louie, a new restaurant, opens at 11 a.m. today at Brookfield Square.
From T-shirts to pillowcases... 02-28-2019
MEQUON — Big Frog Custom T-shirts and More is a franchise new to Wisconsin. The business is located in Mequon in one of the islands in the Mequon Pavilion shops.
Company eyes Waukesha for Avid Hotel location 02-28-2019
WAUKESHA — InterContinental Hotel Group — the British hospitality company that operates Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Kimpton and other hotels — is eyeing Waukesha as a possible location for its newest brand: Avid Hotels.
Village Board shoots down boat tours on Pewaukee Lake
02-28-2019
PEWAUKEE — A proposal from a business to offer ferry rides and boat tours around Pewaukee Lake was dead in the water following a Feb. 19 Village Board meeting.
Best Buy rings in a strong holiday, shares soar 02-27-2019
Best Buy Co. Inc. topped Wall Street forecasts for sales and profits in the fourth-quarter holiday period, sending shares up 11 percent in early trading.
Fed’s Powell predicts solid but slower growth in 2019 02-27-2019
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday the U.S. economy should keep expanding at a solid, though somewhat slower pace this year.
Corn Syrup War ends brewing truce
02-27-2019
CHICAGO — The Corn Syrup War, launched with a snarky ad during this month’s Super Bowl, may have destroyed an uneasy alliance between Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors to reverse sliding beer sales with a broader industry campaign.
Watertown implement repair business destroyed by fire
02-27-2019
WATERTOWN — Officials say a large fire at an implement repair business in Watertown caused about $1 million in damage.
WCTC to seek approval to expand industrial building 02-26-2019
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College, 800 Main St., is looking to expand the school’s “I Building,” or Industrial Building located near the center of campus.
Grafton-based SEEK Careers/Staffing acquires Minnesota-based temp agency 02-26-2019
GRAFTON — SEEK Careers/Staffing Inc., which has its headquarters in Grafton, has purchased a Minnesota temp agency, according to BizTimes.
Helping new moms 02-26-2019
CEDARBURG — Jessica Featherstone owns and operates Close to the Heart, a recent addition to Cedarburg’s list of retail shops. It caters to new mothers, whether they are having their first child or adding another child to their family.
Project adds parking in Town Center
02-26-2019
MEQUON — Since the first phase of the Mequon Town Center opened nearly four years ago, an often-heard complaint is that it’s difficult to park there.
Meijer launches drug take-back program in all stores 02-26-2019
WEST BEND — Meijer announced last week it is launching a new Consumer Drug Take-Back Program, installing secure, in-store kiosks where customers can safely and properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at no cost.
Fiserv joins Financial Data Exchange as a sustaining board member 02-26-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc. announced Monday it was named a sustaining board member of the Financial Data Exchange (FDX), a nonprofit group formed to establish information sharing and security standards for the financial sector.
Chick-fil-A to open March 14 in Pewaukee 02-26-2019
PEWAUKEE — As the Chick-fil-A on Capitol Drive nears its March 14 grand opening, the restaurant is in the process of hiring 85 employees and Kyle Bartz has been named manager.
Developing strategy for downtown 02-24-2019
The Commons Task Force will meet Monday to continue to develop its strategy project for promoting success in downtown West Bend.
Floral Farewell 02-24-2019
HARTFORD — Charlene and Mark Jung plan to no longer smell the roses after they close the doors on their Design Originals Floral shop for good in mid- to late April after 30 years in business in their historic downtown location at 15 N. Main St.
Inzeo retires after over two decades at Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation 02-24-2019
WAUKESHA — Early in his career, John Inzeo received some helpful advice.
Specialty soccer complex buys former Fun World in Brookfield 02-24-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A building known for housing fun activities for the whole family will once again bring smiles to faces when Stefans Soccer takes over the former Fun World location off of Bluemound Road.
Hard seltzer sales continue to sparkle 02-23-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS - Area liquor dealers admit they underestimated the salability of hard seltzer, but have found even die-hard beer drinkers are getting into the low-carb, low-calorie alcoholic beverage trend.
The Dohmen Company turns into foundation 02-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — The Dohmen Company has completed the transition from a S-corporation to being owned by a private foundation and a nonprofit organization.
Brady has profit of 55 cents per share 02-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $29.2 million.
Marcus Corp. reports 4Q income of $8.7M 02-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $8.7 million.
Aries Industries introduces new pipeline technology 02-22-2019
Aries Industries has created new technology for inspection and maintenance of underground infrastructure.
Olympia apartment project gets initial approval 02-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Debate was lively Tuesday night as Common Council members talked about a requested change to the former Olympia Resort and Conference Center’s zoning that would allow for apartment units on the property.
Mequon completes zoning review 02-21-2019
MEQUON — Last spring, Mequon’s Common Council put the brakes on development near Cedarburg and Donges Bay roads.
Mukwonago Main St. property to be sold for over $1M
02-21-2019
MUKWONAGO — The Village Board approved a counteroffer to sell the former Lynch car dealership at 915 Main St. for $1,050,000 following a closed session meeting Wednesday night.
California-based company purchases industrial park parcel for $1.05M 02-21-2019
MUKWONAGO — A California-based company purchased a swath of land from Mukwonago’s 115-acre industrial park for $1,050,000 following a closed session discussion on the matter Wednesday night.
Noodles & Company coming to Oconomowoc 02-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Noodles & Company is planning on opening a new location in the Pabst Farms Marketplace that is set to open this summer.
Waukesha to settle Walmart tax assessment lawsuits 02-21-2019
WAUKESHA — The city will settle two recent property tax assessment lawsuits brought against it by Walmart.
Several nursing homes in region ranked the best 02-21-2019
Several nursing homes in the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties were recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as some of the best for 2018-19.
Hartford-based API Healthcare sold to Houston company 02-21-2019
HARTFORD — Houston-based Symplr, a software-as-a-service platform for health care organizations, announced in a news release Wednesday afternoon that it has agreed to acquire Hartford-based API Healthcare.
Revenue increased 7% in 4Q for Gardner Denver Holdings
02-20-2019
MILWAUKEE — Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc., reported Tuesday that its fourth quarter revenues were $713 million, a 7 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter last year.
Snap-on announces $500M share repurchase authorization 02-20-2019
KENOSHA — Snap-on Incorporated, a global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, announced Tuesday that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $500 million of common stock.
Walmart flexes in 4th Q, beats all expectations 02-20-2019
NEW YORK — Walmart defied a gloomy government retail sales report for December, delivering fiscal fourth-quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street expectations.
Business Alliance outlines 2019 policies 02-20-2019
WAUKESHA — With small business owners lacking time to advocate for what’s important to them, they often turn to the Waukesha County Business Alliance to work on issues on their behalf.
Kohl’s quietly discontinues its registry service 02-20-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — First comes love, then comes engagement, then comes the gift registry. But in the case of area brides and grooms wanting to register for gifts at Kohls.com, they may be surprised that the option is no longer available.
Quad sales increase 1.5% in 2018 02-20-2019
SUSSEX — As Quad continues to rebrand itself as a company offering marketing solutions, its sales also reflected the change in focus in 2018.
Espresso Love Coffee under new management 02-20-2019
MUKWONAGO — Espresso Love Coffee is now under new management after Katie Pierce, who owned the shop for 16 years, sold it to a local couple.
Shopko to reduce staff at Green Bay Support Center 02-19-2019
GREEN BAY— Shopko notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce on Monday that it will reduce the number of employees at its Green Bay Store Support Center, 700 Pilgrim Way.
Registration is open for Spring 2019 Forward Careers job fair 02-19-2019
PEWAUKEE — Registration is now open for businesses interested in participating in the Spring 2019 Forward Careers Inc. Job Fair.
Amish Craftsmen recognized 02-19-2019
CEDARBURG — Amish Craftsmen Guild has been named a finalist for “Most Innovative Company” and “Best Retailer” for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, an annual event that honors the best of the best small and medium-sized businesses around the world.
Conagra Brands expanding Birds Eye Foods operations at Beaver Dam cold storage, packing facility 02-19-2019
MADISON — Conagra Brands, owner of Birds Eye, a leading brand in frozen vegetables, will invest about $78 million to expand operations at its Beaver Dam facility.
Chick-fil-A to pay half of roundabout costs 02-19-2019
DELAFIELD — The developer of a proposed Chick-fil-A near the Interstate-94/Highway 83 interchange in the Shoppes of Nagawaukee has agreed to pay half of the cost of a $1.3 million roundabout expected to be built at the intersection of Golf Road and Golf Court.
ABQC Corp. to lay off 35 in Milwaukee 02-19-2019
MILWAUKEE — When ABQC closes its doors on First Street in Milwaukee, 35 employees will lose their jobs, according to a notice sent to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce on Monday.
Joining forces 02-19-2019
In an effort to address construction industry issues, such as the labor shortage, as well as to share ideas and encourage innovation, the Waukesha County Business Alliance, Inc. has created the Construction Alliance.
Founder of Germantown landscape company dies 02-16-2019
GERMANTOWN — The founder of David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc., David J. Frank, died Feb. 9 at the age of 69.
Punching out Parkinson’s 02-16-2019
HARTLAND — The four men moved from warmup stretches, to lunges, to passing a weighted ball, to jump roping motions in place. When sufficiently warm, they strapped on their gloves and made their way to the punching bags.
Planet Fitness being pitched for Woodman’s outlot 02-16-2019
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha could soon have another Planet Fitness. According to city records, the company is pitching a plan for a 20,730-square-foot fitness center that would be located in one of the outlots of Woodman's Food Market, 1600 E. Main St.
Former car lot may be revitalized, developed 02-16-2019
MUKWONAGO — Village Board members will vote on spending approximately $80,000 to revitalize the former Lynch dealership at 915 Main Street as they continue negotiations with a developer to construct an apartment complex.
Waukesha State Bank to mark 75 years this spring 02-16-2019
WAUKESHA — When Waukesha State Bank opened its doors in 1944, it had a handful of employees, and one key mission — to provide banking services not just to the wealthy, but for the average joe as well.
Massage parlor owner charged in prostitution investigation 02-16-2019
NEW BERLIN — An undercover investigation into a New Berlin massage parlor allegedly has revealed that employees were performing sexual acts on clients in addition to massages.
Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact 02-15-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states' border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago's northern suburbs.
Groundbreaking set for new downtown apartment complex 02-15-2019
HARTFORD — A formal groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of site work for downtown Hartford’s new 82-unit complex will be held starting at 11 a.m. Feb. 28.
Generac Holdings reports quarterly income of $75.6M 02-15-2019
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $75.6 million.
Items at former Olympia Resort to be sold 02-15-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A liquidation sale for Olympia Resort & Conference Center has been announced for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday for up to 30 days.
GO Riteway acquires Indiana bus company 02-15-2019
OAK CREEK — GO Riteway Transportation Group announced Wednesday it has acquired Cardinal Buses, Inc. of Middlebury, Ind.
Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct in December 02-14-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year's holiday sales fizzled unexpectedly. Even e-commerce suffered a big setback.
Nearly 600 Shopko workers facing layoffs in May 02-14-2019
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Labor officials say nearly 600 Wisconsin workers will lose their jobs when Shopko Stores closes another 11 stores statewide in May.
Public hearing to be held on the rezoning of Olympia property 02-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council will hold a public hearing to discuss an amendment to the city’s comprehensive land use plan that would allow Wangard Partners to put apartments on the defunct Olympia Resort and Conference Center, according to the preliminary council agenda.
‘It was a mess and a nightmare’ 02-14-2019
CEDARBURG — It may not look like it to the average eye, but there’s been a lot of work going on behind the scenes at the Amcast site, also known as tax incremental financing district No. 4 in the city of Cedarburg.
Alto-Shaam to expand HQ to Menomonee Falls 02-14-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — As result of eight years of significant growth and record-breaking growth in 2018, Alto-Shaam announced Wednesday it plans to grow its headquarters in Menomonee Falls.
Monthly home sales remain seasonally low in January 02-14-2019
WAUKESHA — As is typical for the first month of the year, January home sales in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Washington-Ozaukee counties were slow.
Quad/Graphics rebrands itself as ‘Quad’
02-14-2019
SUSSEX — Although its legal name will remain Quad/Graphics, Inc., the Sussex-based company will be going by the name of Quad to reflect its focus on marketing solutions.
East meets West Bend 02-13-2019
WEST BEND — The best of Asian cuisine, whether Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese, will soon be served in West Bend at the new Pearl of Canton restaurant, set to open Thursday — just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Oshkosh Defense receives $232.7M order to rebuild Army vehicles 02-13-2019
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Defense company, has been awarded a $232.7 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize vehicles in the Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles fleet.
The Corridor to add Old Navy, Party City, Five Below 02-13-2019
BROOKFIELD — Slowly growing, The Shoppes at The Corridor in Brookfield will now add Old Navy, Party City and Five Below next to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Culver’s named top burger chain in U.S.
02-13-2019
WAUKESHA — Since 1984, Wisconsinites have been enamored with Culver’s butter burgers and custard — but now it turns out so is much of the nation.
US job openings jump to record high of 7.3 million 02-12-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept, evidence that the job market is strong despite several challenges facing the economy.
Bank offers financial literacy tools 02-12-2019
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has teamed up with three nonprofit organizations to educate individuals and families who are looking to make the dream of homeownership a reality.
Chick-fil-A hearing scheduled for Feb. 27 02-12-2019
DELAFIELD – While a City Hall public hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., questions are being raised about plans for a Chick-fil-A restaurant and a multiuse commercial building at the northeast corner of the Interstate 94/Highway 83 interchange.
Statements of the skin 02-12-2019
GRAFTON — WisconSkin Ink is a body art and piercing parlor with a penchant for the extreme, expressive and odd.
School bus service Johnson Bus announces pending sale 02-12-2019
WEST BEND — Family-owned Johnson Bus, which started nearly eight decades ago with a milk truck and two logging trucks, recently announced intentions to sell its school bus service and is in the process of finalizing the deal.
Centraal Grand Cafe to reopen 02-12-2019
MILWAUKEE — The recently renovated Centraal Grand Cafe & Tappery, formerly Cafe Centraal, will reopen Wednesday.
Toys “R” Us new owner to open stores abroad 02-12-2019
WAUKESHA — Toys “R” Us is being resurrected by Tru Kids Inc. and the new owners plan to open 70 stores in Europe, Asia and India this year.
‘The Great Salt Shortage of 2019’ 02-12-2019
WAUKESHA — A group of a dozen people waited around the lobby of Tomchek Ace Hardware in Waukesha at noon Monday as pallets of snow-melting ice were stacked on bare shelves with a forklift. Employees joked that it felt like Black Friday.
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Hartland chamber welcomes Orange Moss Creative 03-22-2019
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce welcomed Orange Moss Creative as a new member recently.
Flora Elements joins chamber 03-22-2019
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Flora Elements Floral Education & Design as a new member.
First Weber Realtor joins chamber 03-20-2019
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Natasha Nicholson of First Weber Realtors as a new member.
Golden Mast chef recognized as ‘Best of the House’ 03-20-2019
OKAUCHEE — The executive chef of Weissgerber’s Golden Mast, John Moosreiner, has been recognized as “Best of the House” by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association.
Kohl’s announces $1.5 million grant to Discovery World for STEM education 03-20-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Milwaukee’s Discovery World is the recipient of a three-year, $1.5 million grant from Kohl’s.
Brenner joins American Flags Express 03-19-2019
MILWAUKEE — Mike Brenner, a Milwaukee native, has joined American Flags Express as a social media manager.
LAK Group names Parrino as national sales director 03-19-2019
BROOKFIELD — The LAK Group announced that Laura Parrino has joined the firm as the national sales director.
Holly Teska joins the LAK Group 03-19-2019
BROOKFIELD — The LAK Group (formerly Lawrence, Allen and Kolbe), a management consulting firm, announced that Holly Teska has joined the firm as a managing principal.
Ansay & Associates earns recognition from Western National Insurance Group 03-19-2019
Port Washington-based Ansay & Associates has been named as a Circle of Excellence Agency for 2019 by Western National Insurance Group.
West Bend man promoted at growing bank 03-18-2019
GRAFTON — West Bend resident Rick Novotny has been promoted to chief credit officer at Cornerstone Community Bank.
Cedar Creek Farmers honored during Ag Week 03-14-2019
Land Conservation staff and members of the Cedar Creek Farmers gathered Tuesday at Brian and Elizabeth Peters’ Maple Woods Dairy Farm, 3121 Pleasant Valley Road, Town of Polk, as Washington County Board Chairman Don Kriefall honored the producer-led watershed group and proclaimed March 10 to March 16 Ag Week in the county.
Total Health named Business of the Month 03-13-2019
NEW BERLIN — Total Health Nutrition Center was recently recognized as the New Berlin Business of the Month.
Waukesha County Center for Growth board adds members 03-13-2019
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Center for Growth, Inc. has added three new members to its board of directors: Tom Fotsch, chief operating officer and owner of EmbedTek LLC; Patti Kneiser, vice president of employer services for Froedtert Health; and Jennifer Zierer, manager of local affairs for We Energies.
David J. Frank Landscape Contracting names chief operating officer 03-13-2019
GERMANTOWN — John Joestgen has been named to the newly created position of chief operating officer at David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc., one of the largest landscape contractors in the nation and the employer of the largest landscape workforce in Wisconsin.
Hansen elected to Common Cause in Wisconsin 03-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County community leader Kristin Hansen was elected to the Common Cause in Wisconsin State Governing Board at its most recent meeting.
Mosehart joins Waukesha State Bank as mortgage consultant 03-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 13 locations in Waukesha County, has hired Brenda Mosehart as mortgage consultant.
Exhibit Systems adds three to team 03-08-2019
BROOKFIELD — Following the recent acquisition of KMK Industries, Exhibit Systems has strengthened its growing team of exhibit fabricators and carpenters with the addition of Steve Lockstaedt, Dan Schoenher and Brian Hess.
Area women earn leadership awards 03-05-2019
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce hosted Ladies Who Lead, presented by U.S. Bank, Feb. 19 at the Ozaukee Pavilion.
Area Shorewest Realtors sales associates earn honors for reaching performance levels 03-05-2019
MEQUON — Sales associates at the Shorewest Realtors offices in Mequon and Cedarburg/Grafton recently were honored for their sales performance.
First Bank Financial Centre turns 160 03-05-2019
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre celebrates its 160th anniversary in 2019.
First Bank Financial donates $1,500 to Arrowhead wrestling team 02-27-2019
HARTLAND — First Bank Financial Centre in Hartland donated $1,500 to Arrowhead High School’s Warhawks wrestling team, said Jeff Pfannerstill, village president.
Mutual of Omaha joins Alliance 02-26-2019
WAUKESHA — Derek Dahl holds the Waukesha County Business Alliance membership plaque for Mutual of Omaha, an insurance company.
Business Alliance welcomes MJ Dowell & Associates 02-26-2019
BROWN DEER — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed MJ Dowell & Associates as a new member.
Lake Country Health Center joins Alliance 02-26-2019
DELAFIELD — Lake Country Health Center recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Keller Williams — Lake Country celebrates opening 02-26-2019
HARTLAND — The Hartland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 16 at Keller Williams — Lake Country to celebrate its successful opening in Hartland.
New branch manager named for Edward Jones office in Thiensville 02-26-2019
THIENSVILLE — Peterson Apfelbach has been hired as the new financial adviser for the Edward Jones branch office at 108 E. Freistadt Road in Thiensville.
Mequon hospital earns accolade 02-26-2019
MEQUON — Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Hospital was among several in the region to earn a spot on the “America’s Best Hospitals” list compiled by Denver-based Healthgrades.
Business Alliance welcomes FacilityNow 02-25-2019
MILWAUKEE — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomes FacilityNow as a member.
Big Systems joins Alliance 02-25-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Big Systems, a 3D additive manufacturing and wide-format digital printing equipment, software and supplies dealer in Menomonee Falls, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Inzeo retires after over two decades at Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation 02-24-2019
WAUKESHA — Early in his career, John Inzeo received some helpful advice.
Wisconsin Center names marketing, communications VP 02-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — Sarah Maio has been promoted to the role of vice president of marketing and communications for the Wisconsin Center District, effective immediately.
First Bank Financial Centre is city’s 2018 Business of the Year 02-20-2019
WEST BEND — The city of West Bend has announced First Bank Financial Centre as the 2018 Business of the Year award winner.
Grendahl achieves Modern Woodmen management honor
02-19-2019
HARTLAND — Nathan Grendahl of Hartland, a Modern Woodmen of America managing partner, has earned membership in the organization’s Managing Partner Round Table — Inner Circle.
Mangold Creative welcomes Josh Buege as project manager 02-19-2019
PEWAUKEE — Mangold Creative, a strategic marketing and business development agency in downtown Pewaukee, has added Josh Buege as project manager.
Alvarez joins Westbury Bank as vice president 02-19-2019
HARTLAND — Westbury Bancorp, Inc. announced recently that Stacy Alvarez joined the company as vice president — commercial relationship manager, serving business customers and families across the company’s footprint.
Bartolotta seeks applicants for benefit gala 02-19-2019
MEQUON — Bartolotta Restaurants has started its vetting process to find the 2020 Gala-lotta candidate for a fully funded and staffed fundraising gala.
Port Washington State Bank announces Chad Piwoni’s promotion to vice president 02-19-2019
PORT WASHINGTON — Port Washington State Bank recently promoted Chad Piwoni to vice president – business banking.
Bank donation aids Camp Hometown Heroes 02-19-2019
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre recently donated a professional painting done by Joe Everson, Anthem Artist, to the ninth annual Grand Slam Charity Jam fundraising event.
Full Spectrum Holistic Healing joins Alliance 02-18-2019
WAUKESHA — Full Spectrum Holistic Healing, a holistic, alternative health treatment store in downtown Waukesha, recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Elm Grove Travel joins Business Alliance
02-18-2019
ELM GROVE — Locally owned and family run Elm Grove Travel recently joined the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Fully Rendered joins Business Alliance 02-18-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently welcomed Fully Rendered as a new member.
 
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