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MMAC task force: Funding needed or arts, cultural sites in jeopardy 10-27-2015
MILWAUKEE - Large cities are often defined by their cultural and entertainment offerings and Milwaukee is no different with its art museum, public museum and cultural festivals.
Cultivate by Standard Process adds Milwaukee client 10-26-2015
PALMYRA — Xymox Technologies has become Cultivate by Standard Process’s first Milwaukee client and will utilize the first-of-its-kind, chiropractic-led corporate wellness approach.
Roundy’s Mariano’s to open its largest store in Chicago
MILWAUKEE — On Tuesday, Roundy’s will open its largest Mariano’s location in the Chicago area, which will anchor the NewCity development in the Lincoln Park area.
Sweet Dreams candy store opens second location 10-26-2015
PEWAUKEE — Downtown Pewaukee just got a little sweeter with the addition of Sweet Dreams Candies & Gifts.
Ameriprise Financial to host Medicare seminar 10-26-2015
ELM GROVE — A seminar on the costs and questions regarding Medicare will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and presented by the local branch office of Ameriprise Financial.
Twenty-one companies named Governor’s Awards finalists 10-26-2015
MADISON — Twenty-one companies are finalists for the 2015 Marketplace Governor’s Awards that honor outstanding Wisconsin businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans.
One Stop Business Portal launched in Wisconsin 10-25-2015
MADISON — A new online service, One Stop Business Portal, intended to make it easier for businesses to be created has been launched and is live at
Zipperer discusses state budget, water issue 10-24-2015
WAUKESHA — Gov. Scott Walker has returned to the state Capitol and renewed his focus on Wisconsin and its budget, his Chief of Staff Rich Zipperer emphasized during a meet-and-greet event held Friday morning by the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Hartland is growing 10-24-2015
HARTLAND — People want to live in Hartland — and several construction projects in the works highlight that desire, said Village Administrator David Cox. “There is a lot of growth, a lot of activity going on,” he said. “It’s a good sign for us; people want to be here.”
R&R Insurance makes up Waukesha Christmas Parade deficit 10-24-2015
WAUKESHA — More good news rang in for the annual Waukesha Christmas Parade on Friday when R& R Insurance announced it would donate $2,500 to the cause, thus making up the funding difference after the former presenting sponsor dropped out recently.
We Energies receives reliability award 10-23-2015
MILWAUKEE —We Energies received the ReliabilityOne Award in the Midwest for the reliability of its electric system for the fifth year in a row.
WMEP and WEDC receive award for joint project 10-23-2015
MADISON — The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for a 2015 joint project from the International Economic Development Council.
Building futures in Pewaukee 10-23-2015
PEWAUKEE - Area residents who dropped out of high school will be given a second chance to get their diplomas while also learning skills that will help them get a better job.
Kendal Lofts sold 10-23-2015
WAUKESHA -Two years after the first residents moved into Kendal Lofts, it has been sold to Waukesha Lofts, LLC.
New economic activity dotting South Shore landscape 10-23-2015
MILWAUKEE - A mixture of new, ground-up projects and older expansion efforts are changing the economic picture of the four communities dotting the South Shore region of Milwaukee County.
GM’s recall affects Strattec’s bottom line
MILWAUKEE — Fewer sales to Fiat Chrysler and General Motors resulted in decreased first quarter sales and income for Strattec, according to an earnings report Thursday.
Snap-on’s sales and earnings increase during third quarter 10-22-2015
KENOSHA —Snap-on Incorporated announced Thursday that its sales increase 1.9 percent during the third quarter and operating earnings did even better with a 17.5 percent increase when compared to the same period last year.
John Deere gets $2 million in state tax credits for Horicon expansion 10-22-2015
HORICON —During a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch announced that John Deere Horicon Works will be receiving $2 million in state tax credits for its 400,000-square-foot addition that will create about 80 full-time jobs in 2016.
Plan Commission approves retail building at Pabst Farms
OCONOMOWOC — A proposed multitenant retail building in the Pabst Farms development cleared a major hurdle Oct. 14.
GE Healthcare partnership trains Army Reserve soldiers for private sector 10-22-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - A partnership between GE Healthcare and the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Command continues to expand in an effort to fill the need for biomedical equipment specialists both in the Reserve and the private sector.
Raised Grain Brewing begins distributing beer locally 10-22-2015
WAUKESHA - Only open for a little more than a month, Raised Grain Brewing Co. is already growing and will distribute its first keg of beer to a downtown Waukesha bar Friday.
Waukesha County unemployment rate drops to 3.2% 10-22-2015
WAUKESHA — WAUKESHA - The number of unemployed workers continued to decrease in all 12 metro areas in Wisconsin in September, including Waukesha County, whose rate lowered by 0.2 percent for a total 3.2 percent unemployment rate last month.
A.O. Smith reports record third quarter earnings 10-21-2015
MILWAUKEE —The third quarter for A.O. Smith Corporation was especially strong with the water technology company reporting record results Wednesday.
Fiserv partners with Pennsylvania company to expand capabilities 10-21-2015
BROOKFIELD - Fiserv, Inc. announced Wednesday it has partnered with InvestEdge to deliver access to an array of data management and customized reporting solutions to advisory firms and investors that run managed account portfolios on the Unified Wealth Platform from Fiserv.
Revenues decrease for ManpowerGroup 10-21-2015
MILWAUKEE - ManpowerGroup had a decline in earnings and revenue for the third quarter, which were strongly affected by the stronger U.S. dollar, according to Wednesday’s report.
Walls going up at Meijer 10-21-2015
WAUKESHA - Construction continues at the site of the new Meijer store on Sunset Drive and Tenny Avenue.
Common Council approves developer’s agreement for former AMF bowling site 10-21-2015
WAUKESHA — A month after approving a new tax incremental financing district at the former AMF Bowling Center, the Waukesha Common Council approved a developer’s agreement to design the site.
Signs by Tomorrow remodels Brookfield location, changes name 10-21-2015
BROOKFIELD - After moving to the 124th Commerce District about a year ago, Dan Bruk, owner of Signs by Tomorrow, has remodeled his building and is now transforming the business into an image360 location after expanding the types of services it offers.
Having a plan for the what-if 10-21-2015
ELM GROVE - With as many as 120 million Americans not having an up-to-date estate plan, industry expert Richard Behrendt is eager to share helpful advice.
Survey: Waukesha County companies plan to expand, hire 10-21-2015
WAUKESHA - The results are in and Waukesha County businesses are planning to hire more workers and increase the size of their facilities in the next three years.
Walker to visit expanding Ixonia company 10-21-2015
TOWN OF IXONIA - Governor Scott Walker will visit Create-A-Pack Foods, W1344 Industrial Drive, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 to tour the expanding facility.
Harley-Davidson profits decline, plans to reorganize 10-20-2015
MILWAUKEE - On Tuesday, Harley-Davidson reported that its sales and profits declined during the third quarter which it says was partially due to a more competitive market.
M-T Chamber awards banquet slated to take place Thursday 10-20-2015
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce’s Celebrate Your Community Awards Banquet will be held Thursday.
Career paths to be highlighted during open house at MATC 10-20-2015
MEQUON — Milwaukee Area Technical College will conduct an open house at its Mequon campus, 5555 W. Highland Road, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Health in Balance open house scheduled for Wednesday
MEQUON — Health In Balance Physical Therapy will hold an open house at 6 p.m. Wednesday for neighbors and members of the public to see their new facility at 6028 W. Mequon Road, Suite 100.
Area real estate market blossoms 10-20-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The average home sale price across southern Ozaukee County showed a healthy increase in the last year.
Here comes the sun 10-20-2015
MEQUON — Outpost Natural Foods plans to begin installation this month of a solar panel system that will cover the rooftop of its year-old Mequon store.
Settlers Inn debuts new look, new menu 10-20-2015
CEDARBURG — It wasn’t that long ago that instead of big, expansive windows, the building housing Settlers Inn might just have sported a “for sale” sign.
Residents protest approved zoning changes 10-20-2015
More than a half-dozen Germantown residents spoke out against a proposed amendment to the village’s zoning code Monday night that could change the allowable density for developments, claiming it would be an open checkbook between the developer and the village board and be the laxest among surrounding communities.
Oconomowoc Town Board seeks more information on West Lake Drive project 10-20-2015
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Town Board postponed two agenda items related to ongoing West Lake Drive construction so more information can be gathered before changing the project’s cost and timeline.
Wisconsin homes sales in third quarter far outpace 2014
MADISON - Capped off by a strong September, home sales during the third quarter in Wisconsin far outpaced 2014, according to data released Monday by the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
A manufacturing plant for students 10-20-2015
TOWN OF MERTON -Walking around the Design Engineering Manufacturing Center with his grandson on Monday, Ed Hahlbeck said it was a similar facility at his own high school growing up that resulted in his wanting to become an engineer.
Apartment complex near The Corners moves forward 10-19-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A proposal to build 136 apartment units near The Corners took a significant step forward during the Town of Brookfield Architectural Control meeting last Wednesday.
Ashley Furniture fined $431,000 for alleged violations 10-19-2015
WHITEHALL — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has again issued citations totaling $431,000 in federal safety and health fines to Ashley Furniture for alleged violations Monday.
Boldt family to create Employee Stock Ownership Program 10-19-2015
APPLETON — After more than 125 years of doing business, family owned The Boldt Company announced it will create an Employee Stock Ownership Program.
Council considers apartments on Main 10-19-2015
WEST BEND - West Bend’s City Council will consider rezoning a section of land on South Main Street and allowing a developer to build two six-unit apartments on the parcel.
Walker touts strength of manufacturing while touring Falls plant 10-19-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — Weeks after announcing he was withdrawing from next year’s Republican presidential race, Gov. Scott Walker on Friday toured a local manufacturing facility and said his focus remains solely on Wisconsin.
Women-owned businesses predicted to add more workers 10-17-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - As a woman-owned business, Ellenbecker Investment Group plans to acquire more small financial advisor businesses in the future and intends to hire more employees - which is in line with what other women business owners said in a recent survey completed by the not-for profit Women Presidents’ Organization.
Twin Disc sells southeast distribution territories 10-16-2015
RACINE — Twin Disc, Inc. announced Friday it sold its southeast distribution territories to Great Lakes Power for approximately $4 million.
Marcus Corp. completes sale of Missouri hotel 10-16-2015
MILWAUKEE —The Marcus Corporation has completed the sale of the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Mo.
Waukesha Business Roundup 10-16-2015
Stretched along White Rock Avenue, the former Hopson Oil facility bears the name of another area business with a long history in the county - E.H. Wolf & Sons, Inc.
Bucks president says new arena offers ‘transformational opportunity’ 10-16-2015
WAUKESHA - Peter Feigin said it takes a strong city to make a strong state, and Milwaukee can’t become a strong city without the help of places like Kenosha, Racine and Waukesha.
A head for business 10-16-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Sporting a tattoo of a barber shop pole on his forearm and speaking with a tough-guy Brooklyn accent, Charlie Bianco has an eye for style and a head for business.
Oconomowoc commission approves multi-tenant retail building plan at Pabst Farms 10-16-2015
OCONOMOWOC - A proposed multi-tenant retail building in the Pabst Farms development cleared a major hurdle Wednesday night.
Loans and deposits grow at Associated Banc-Corp 10-15-2015
GREEN BAY — The average size of loans increased during the third quarter for Associated Banc-Corp, according to its earnings report Thursday.
Sargento Foods to expand in Hilbert, hire 140 workers 10-15-2015
PLYMOUTH —Sargento Foods will add 60,000 square feet to its Hilbert facility and create 140 incremental jobs, according to a Thursday announcement.
Arrowhead Design Engineering Manufacturing Center to have open house 10-15-2015
TOWN OF MERTON — The community is invited to join Arrowhead High School students, families, educators and business and community leaders for an interactive open house showcasing the school’s new Design Engineering Manufacturing Center.
MGIC Investment Corp. reports strong quarter
MILWAUKEE — MGIC Investment Corporation reported a strong financial performance in the most recent quarter with the net income increasing $52.7 million.
Quick Mart in New Berlin becomes U-Haul dealer 10-15-2015
NEW BERLIN — Quick Mart New Berlin will now be a U-Haul neighborhood dealer.
Chicago developer working with Facebook HQ designer for Post Office building 10-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Post Office on West St. Paul Avenue has been sold to a Chicago-based investor and developer, R2 Companies, which eventually plans to turn the nine-acre site into a multi-use development.
Village Pointe project underway in Grafton 10-15-2015
Crews broke ground Friday, Oct. 2 at the future Village Pointe Commons site on First Avenue, north of Wisconsin Avenue in Grafton.
The must-see in Muskego 10-15-2015
MUSKEGO - Muskego-area businesses are busy updating, renovating and decorating.
Proposed legislation to allow growler stations in grocery stores 10-15-2015
WAUKESHA — New legislation proposed in the state Senate would allow class A liquor license holders to sell and fill growlers to the general public on location.
Ixonia Town Board unanimously nixes farm retail store
TOWN OF IXONIA — The Town Board unanimously denied a proposal for a “rural Amish-style grocery store” after four residents raised concerns about traffic and safety.
Mequon medical center passes next hurdle 10-15-2015
MEQUON — Development of a three-story medical office building continued to advance this week as the Mequon Planning Commission and Common Council approved revised plans for the building.
$9.3-million apartment complex planned for Mequon 10-15-2015
MEQUON — Plans for additional high-end apartments in the Mequon Town Center neighborhood took a step forward with Monday’s unanimous endorsement by the city’s Planning Commission.
Mequon gun range proposed 10-15-2015
MEQUON — Mequon residents could soon practice target shooting with their guns and rifles at an indoor range that a city couple wants to build in the city.
St. Vincent De Paul granted Sunday hours 10-15-2015
SLINGER – Doing business on Sunday is OK with the village’s Plan Commission.
Milwaukee metro home sales up 13.1% for September 10-15-2015
MILWAUKEE - Home sales increased 13.1 percent in the metro Milwaukee area during September and rose 12.5 percent through the end of the third quarter of the year, according to data released Wednesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. adds to its fabricating capacity 10-15-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - With the addition of new laser-cutting technology, Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. has open capacity to process an additional two to three semi-loads of material per week.
Bank Mutual’s income declines in third quarter 10-14-2015
MILWAUKEE — Bank Mutual Corporation reported Wednesday its financial results for the third quarter which included a decline in income of $1.1 million when compared to the third quarter of 2014.
Physicians Realty Trust to sell stock 10-14-2015
MILWAUKEE — On Wednesday, Physicians Realty Trust, a self-managed health care real estate company, announced the upsizing and pricing of a public offering of 13,750,000 common shares of stock.
Cousins Subs donates $50,000 to Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation 10-14-2015
MILWAUKEE — Cousins Subs recently gave $50,000 to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation as part of its “Combos For A Cure” campaign.
Costco to open Nov. 6 in New Berlin 10-14-2015
NEW BERLIN — Costco Wholesale will open its doors to the community 8 a.m. Nov. 6 in New Berlin.
Doig Corp. acquires automation solutions company 10-14-2015
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg-based Doig Corp., an industrial distributor of factory automation solutions, announced that it has acquired Automation Solutions Plus of Weston.
A fresh store suits ‘vapers’ and more
WEST BEND - Nearly a dozen people walked into West Bend Vapor in less than an hour Monday afternoon to look at vaporizers, shirts, pipes, tapestries, incense, e-liquids and more.
Nothing to worry — Thanksgiving dinner’s still on the table 10-14-2015
The avian flu this year hit the Midwest hard, with more than 1.9 million birds in Wisconsin alone struck with the disease. Included in the incidents were several turkey farms in the state.
Hartford changes create more single-family home properties 10-14-2015
HARTFORD — Aldermen hope their actions Tuesday night provide a shot of adrenaline to single-family home construction and sales in the city.
Miller accepts merger deal from The King of Beers 10-14-2015
SUSSEX - Waiting to meet with other MillerCoors distributors from across the country Tuesday, Beer Capitol Distributing Co. CEO Aldo Madrigrano said he was confident about the iconic brewer’s future in Milwaukee and  his company’s trucks would never add Budweiser products to their loads.
Marcus Corp. changes fiscal year end date 10-14-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Marcus Corporation announced Tuesday that it has changed the end of its fiscal year from the last Thursday in May to the last Thursday in December.
Kohl’s donates $100,000 to Community Memorial Hospital 10-13-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — Community Memorial Hospital was the recipient of a $100,000 donation from Kohl’s to expand its emergency department, according to a Tuesday announcement.
U.S. Bank invests $7.2 million to build Freshwater Plaza
MILWAUKEE — U.S. Bank announced Tuesday it will invest $7.2 million to construct Freshwater Plaza, which will house a Cermak Fresh Market grocery store, retailers and apartments in Walker’s Point.
World's biggest beer makers agree to join forces 10-13-2015
BRUSSELS — The world's top two beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.
Design recommended for Hartford airport project 10-13-2015
An environmental assessment of a project to renovate and expand the Hartford Municipal Airport runway has recommended one of five alternatives for the design.
85 years - and going strong 10-13-2015
Those visiting the Tri-Par Qwik Stop this month in Cedarburg on Wauwatosa Road, or any of the other six locations in the region, may notice something unique.
The far-reaching effects of student debt in America 10-13-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - The weight of student loans weighs heavily on Americans - $1.2 trillion worth of heavy.
Rookies Sports Bar & Grill closes 10-12-2015
OKAUCHEE — Rookies Sports Bar & Grill closed its doors Monday.
Two sand companies notify state of layoffs Monday 10-12-2015
MADISON — Two companies that deal primarily with sand and related products in Wisconsin notified the Department of Workforce Development of layoffs Monday.
Roadrunner Transportation opens Seattle office 10-12-2015
CUDAHY — A division of Roadrunner Transportation Systems will open a new office in the Seattle area in order to expand the scope and level of its international freight forwarding and Customs brokerage services for global supply chains.
Johnson Controls installs energy storage system in iconic Chicago building 10-12-2015
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced Monday that one of its distributed energy storage systems has been installed in the Merchandise Mart, an iconic Chicago building and one of the world’s largest commercial buildings and wholesale design centers.
Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin offers new surgical system 10-12-2015
WAUKESHA —Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin announced Monday it is the first surgery center in the state to implement CT-free Robotic orthopedic surgery.
Kohl’s expands same-day delivery to new markets 10-12-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s is furthering the reach of its same-day delivery service to six additional markets to the two markets it’s already offering the service in — San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago.
Developers trending to multi-family housing 10-12-2015
WEST BEND- Recent events in West Bend show evidence of a bounce-back in both commercial and residential developments.
Building up interest in skilled trades
JACKSON - Leaders in the construction industry hope they can build students’ enthusiasm for learning a trade just as they are able to construct a home - with planning, vision and guidance. 
UW regents approve 10-year Under Armour contract 10-10-2015
MADISON - Under Armor will replace Adidas as the University of Wisconsin- Madison’s exclusive athletic uniform and equipment supplier for the next decade under a multi-million- dollar contract that the UW System’s Board of Regents approved Friday.
Aurora Health Care Group president appointed to federal committee 10-09-2015
MILWAUKEE — Jeffrey Bailet, MD, executive vice president at Aurora Health Care and president of Aurora Health Care Medical Group, has been appointed to serve on the Government Accountability Organization’s Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, according to a Friday announcement.
Brookfield Plan Commission to discuss Portillo’s 10-09-2015
BROOKFIELD — The highly anticipated Portillo’s restaurant will be discussed for the first time during Monday’s Plan Commission meeting.
Site work underway for dental clinic
WAUKESHA - Construction crews worked Thursday to prepare the site for a 21,571-square-foot Dental Associates clinic off Highway 164 and Main Street.
Buddy Squirrel opens in Brookfield Square Mall
BROOKFIELD - A grand opening celebration was held Tuesday for the new Buddy Squirrel store in Brookfield Square Mall.
Adding some INK 10-09-2015
WEST BEND - Another tattoo parlor coming to West Bend would bring the community’s total to four.
The engine behind the talent 10-09-2015
WAUKESHA - Musician and entrepreneur Elzie Flenard understands that fellow musicians are often so focused on creating that they lose sight of the business side and end up selling their skills for too little - or giving them away for free.
Mama D’s to open Saturday in Waukesha 10-08-2015
WAUKESHA — Mama D’s Coffee will hold an opening celebration for its new location in Waukesha.
Ixonia Bank to host home-buying seminar 10-08-2015
IXONIA — Ixonia Bank will host a free educational seminar for first-time homebuyers and those looking to get back into the housing market Oct. 24.
Bublr Bike stations to be completed Friday 10-08-2015
MILWAUKEE — The installation of 17 more Bublr Bike stations is anticipated to be completed Friday in Milwaukee.
Anniversary McDonald’s project back on 10-08-2015
GRAFTON — The village of Grafton and Continental Grafton, the developer behind a 60th anniversary McDonald’s project, have come to an agreement to move the project forward after months in legal limbo.
Formulating a plan for Hartford 10-08-2015
HARTFORD — The city’s downtown already has plenty of historical and business- related assets, now a strategic plan will provide the opportunity to better use those assets.
Reilly to reps. in Congress: Re-authorize Ex-Im Bank 10-08-2015
WAUKESHA - Less than a week after GE announced it’s moving hundreds of jobs from its Waukesha facility to Canada, Mayor Shawn Reilly called on Wisconsin’s representatives in Washington to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank to help prevent similar job cuts in the future.
BuySeasons regains footing 10-08-2015
NEW BERLIN - For several years, regular news announcements were made about BuySeasons adding positions and expanding its facility in New Berlin, but the company eventually ran into some financial problems before Rick Barton took over as chief operating officer in April 2014.
Gannett Co. buying Journal Media Group, South newspapers for $280M 10-08-2015
MILWAUKEE - Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening.
Children’s boutique to open in downtown Oconomowoc 10-07-2015
OCONOMOWOC - The Purple Giraffe, a children’s boutique, will have a grand opening in the Avenue Square Mall on Oct. 15.
Charlie’s customers are angels 10-07-2015
WEST BEND - After months of renovations, inspections and getting everything just right, Charlie Tran is ready for the doors to open at Angels Nails and Spa. His goal is to make people feel good.
First Portillo’s restaurant in Wisconsin proposed for Brookfield 10-07-2015
BROOKFIELD — The first Portillo’s restaurant in the state may open in the Shoppes at The Corridor as soon as 2016 if the city approves of the plans for the iconic Chicagoland restaurant.
Commissioners approve some apartment plans, deny others 10-07-2015
WEST BEND - Some development plans for multi-family housing fared better than others at Tuesday’s West Bend Plan Commission meeting.





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