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Business to consolidate Hartford, 2 other locations 08-13-2014
GERMANTOWN - In late 2015, manufacturer TJ Hale plans to consolidate its three Wisconsin locations — Hartford, Menomonee Falls and Milwaukee — into one facility in a Germantown business park.
Briggs announces quarterly dividend 08-13-2014
MILWAUKEE — Briggs & Stratton Corporation increased its quarterly dividend by 4 percent on Wednesday. 
Cousins launches e-gift cards 08-13-2014
MILWAUKEE — Cousins Subs announced Wednesday the start of a new program allowing customers to purchase e-gift cards for their friends and family.
Jackson’s closed temporarily, thanks to ‘major staffing issues’ 08-13-2014
WAUKESHA - Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub on South Street is closed temporarily after owner Dan Zierath noticed “major staffing issues,” got rid of almost the entire staff and is now starting from scratch.
Credit union lending increases 08-13-2014
MADISON — Wisconsin’s credit unions saw increases in both lending and net income rose during the first six months of 2014, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Financial Institutions.
DHL to deliver Indy trophy 08-13-2014
MILWAUKEE — DHL is continuing its sponsorship of racing in Milwaukee, acting as the Official Express and Logistics Provider of the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest Presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers.
‘I make America’ in West Bend 08-12-2014
WEST BEND - A picnic on the lawn of Manitou Americas, formerly the Gehl Co., attended Monday by employees, retirees and community guests was not only a party, it was a platform to raise awareness of issues facing American manufacturers.
MGI Communications, KW Advertising to merge 08-12-2014
MENOMONEE FALLS — MGI Communications and KW Advertising announced the merger of their two businesses on Monday, effective August 1, 2014.
Region’s July home sales slightly behind last year’s mark
WAUKESHA - Single-family home sales for July were behind just 0.8 percent from a year ago, according to data released Monday by the Metropolitan Listing Service, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
County takes next stop toward Eble Barn demolition 08-09-2014
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - The Eble Barn - which has stood along Bluemound Road in the Town of Brookfield for decades - appears to be one step closer to demolition.
WisDOT: Alcohol-related road deaths down 47% from decade ago 08-09-2014
MADISON - New data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation shows drunk-driving deaths statewide have fallen dramatically over the last decade.
County to keep $600K previously planned for local MRF renovations 08-09-2014
WAUKESHA - Over a half a million dollars previously set aside for improvements to the Waukesha County material recycling facility will be used for other purposes after the county decided it would no longer operate the facility.
Wisconsin water sector to be highlighted at national trade show 08-08-2014
MADISON — Wisconsin companies in the water technology sector are invited to be part of the state delegation that is attending the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference this fall in New Orleans.
Rexnord reports decline in 1Q earnings 08-07-2014
MILWAUKEE — Rexnord Corp., a Milwaukee-based maker of process and motion control equipment and water management products, said it saw a 12.3 percent decline in its first-quarter earnings.
MSI General to build Lakefront Brewery addition 08-07-2014
OCONOMOWOC — MSI General has been awarded a contract to design, engineer and construct a 6,900-square-foot addition to Lakefront Brewery’s existing warehouse.
Journal Communications posts 2Q increase in net income 08-07-2014
MILWAUKEE — Journal Communications Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter net income jumped 58 percent.
AnchorBank reports 2Q profit 08-07-2014
MADISON — AnchorBank said Thursday its second-quarter net income rose to $2.6 million, or 29 cents a share, compared with a loss of more than $8.9 million, or 42 cents a share, in the second period of 2013.
MCW applauds state Building Commission for release of regional campus funding 08-07-2014
MILWAUKEE — The Medical College of Wisconsin said Wednesday it has received more than $5 million from the state Building Commission to develop two new medical school campuses.
Irish eyes are smiling 08-07-2014
WAUKESHA - Irish eyes - and eyes of every other type - will soon be smiling in downtown Waukesha as The Clarke Irish Pub plans to open its doors very soon.
Sola Salon Studios to hold grand opening for Delafield facility 08-06-2014
DELAFIELD — Sola Salon Studios is celebrating the grand opening of its Delafield facility on Aug. 15.
Bublr bikes coming to downtown Milwaukee 08-06-2014
MILWAUKEE — Bublr bikes has begun installing 10 Milwaukee bike-share stations, which will be open to the public within a few weeks.
R.A. Smith National provides pro bono surveying services
BROOKFIELD — R.A. Smith National, a Brookfield-based civil engineering and surveying firm, is providing restaking services pro bono for Junior Hilltoppers’ youth football program in Milwaukee County.
State companies invited to attend trade venture to different countries 08-06-2014
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., in collaboration with the Council of Great Lakes Governors, will be leading a Global Trade Venture to the Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey.
MillerCoors reports increase in 2Q profits 08-06-2014
MILWAUKEE — MillerCoors LLC said Wednesday its second-quarter net income rose 8 percent to $445.7 million compared with the same period last year.
Northwestern Mutual pledges $250,000 to American Red Cross 08-06-2014
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual said Wednesday it is pledging $250,000 to the American Red Cross.
West Bend business updates 08-06-2014
WEST BEND - Kevin Schultz plans to upgrade a downtown West Bend building he owns to attract a tenant.
Bar’s goal, to stand out 08-06-2014
WEST BEND - The newest bar in downtown West Bend is different than many others.
Good Harvest breaks ground 08-06-2014
WAUKESHA - The new store will bring Good Harvest from 12,000 to 23,000 square feet.
Lack of financial feasibility led to Pewaukee Celtic Fest cancellation 08-06-2014
PEWAUKEE - After reviewing financial records of their planned Celtic Fest event, Positively Pewaukee officials determined it was not financially feasible to move forward, Special Events Director Kim Korber said in an email Tuesday.
Magnetek reports increase in 2Q net income 08-05-2014
MENOMONEE FALLS — Magnetek Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter net income rose to $2.30 million, or 70 cents a share, from $1.17 million, or 36 cents, a year ago.
An addition to the team 08-05-2014
MEQUON - It all began with a 1989 stop at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Potawatomi Hotel opening Aug. 18 08-05-2014
MILWAUKEE - When the Potawatomi Hotel, two years under construction at 1611 W. Canal St. in Milwaukee, opens to the public Aug. 18, guests will be able to rent what’s being billed as “the city’s largest and most expensive hotel suite.”
Copacetic to close downtown Waukesha location 08-05-2014
WAUKESHA - Copacetic, a hat and apparel store in downtown Waukesha, will close its doors at the end of the month, according to an email from owner Mary Osterman.
MCW enters into cooperation agreement with University of Sharjah, UAE 08-04-2014
MILWAUKEE — The Medical College of Wisconsin is exploring ways to partner and collaborate on education, training and research endeavors with leaders and students at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
RC Insurance Services announces merger with Group Health Planning 08-04-2014
HARTLAND — RC Insurance Services Inc. and Group Health Planning Inc. have merged and will operate as RC Insurance Services.
Waukesha County Business Alliance adds MSOE department as new member 08-02-2014
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance, a countywide chamber of commerce, has added the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Graduate and Professional Education Department as a new member.
Harley-Davidson’s Road Glide returns 08-01-2014
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. on Friday said it’s bringing the Road Glide back, a touring motorcycle that was taken out of the Milwaukee-based company’s 2014 model-year lineup.
Generac 2Q sales increase 4.6% 08-01-2014
WAUKESHA - Generac Holdings Inc., a generator manufacturer, said Thursday its second-quarter net sales increased 4.6 percent.
CEO: Journal Communication brands to operate the same
MILWAUKEE -Citing an agreement between E.W. Scripps and his company, Journal Communications Chairman and CEO Steve Smith said the “transaction helps ensure the future success of local news operations - print, broadcast and digital - across the nation.”
Manufacturing growth continues positive streak 07-31-2014
MILWAUKEE — Manufacturing growth in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois experienced another positive month, according to a survey by Marquette University's Center for Supply Chain Management and the local chapter of the Institute of Supply Chain Management.
Village Square apartment proposal revisited a third time in Delafield 07-31-2014
DELAFIELD — A Madison developer is hoping the third time is the charm in his quest to construct a high-end apartment complex near the Highways 83 and 16 interchange.
WCTC seeking on-campus bank branch 07-31-2014
PEWAUKEE - Waukesha County Technical College is moving forward with its plan to add a new banking partner on campus for the benefit of students and teachers.
Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers 07-31-2014
NEW YORK  - The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway
Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal
MILWAUKEE  - Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have announced an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public company.
Most state homeowners expect greater home values in 2015 07-31-2014
MILWAUKEE - Over half of Wisconsin homeowners expect to see the value of their houses increase in the next year, according to a study released Wednesday.
Cookies ‘n’ cremation 07-31-2014
OCONOMOWOC - Nearly every animal, profession, hobby, cartoon character, world landmark or celebrity has been immortalized in the form of a cookie jar, making them one of the most collectible items of the last two decades.
Around the town 07-31-2014
OCONOMOWOC - In Maxim’s at the Oconomowoc Depot, a second Oconomowoc is growing - with familiar landmarks popping up all along the model train tracks.
4490 Ventures to be featured Aug. 14 at WIN-Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Greg Robinson, manager of the new $30 million 4490 Ventures fund, will discuss his Silicon Valley background and the opportunities he sees in Wisconsin companies during the Aug. 14 Wisconsin Innovation Network meeting in Wauwatosa.
Pizza Hut prepared to move 07-30-2014
WEST BEND - The West Bend Pizza Hut restaurant is looking for a new home.
Dairy Queen buildings waiting on changes 07-30-2014
WEST BEND - The sales of the two vacant Dairy Queen restaurants in West Bend earlier this month are pending until the circuit court judge gives a final approval.
Man crosses the seas, returns to West Bend to share CrossFit 07-30-2014
WEST BEND - West Bend resident Alex Kain learned about Cross-Fit, an intense workout program, when he spent five years in New Zealand coaching the national cheerleading team.
Cargill to close Milwaukee beef harvest facility 07-30-2014
MILWAUKEE — Cargill said Wednesday it’s closing its beef harvest facility in Milwaukee, resulting in the loss of 600 jobs.
Wisconsin Energy Corp. reports 11.8% net income increase 07-30-2014
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Energy Corp. reported a second-quarter net income of $133 million, an increase of 11.8 percent over $119 million a year earlier.
Rockwell Automation reports slight drop in 3Q profit  07-30-2014
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation Inc. said its third-quarter profit fell 2 percent to $199.7 million, or $1.43 a share, from $203.7 million or $1.45 a share a year earlier.
Change in state tax credit law expected to benefit more companies 07-30-2014
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has added a feature to its tax credit program that is expected to prompt more companies to utilize it, leading to additional growth and job creation throughout the state.
Shoe Carnival coming to Brookfield
BROOKFIELD — Shoe Carnival, a footwear retailer, is opening in Brookfield on Saturday.
Sears again interested in West Bend 07-30-2014
WEST BEND - Sears wants back into West Bend, if someone will have it.
Voss Insurance moves to business park
RICHFIELD - Voss Insurance Group has experienced great growth and consequently the business has leased 2,850 square feet of office space in Helsan Business Park.
Salty Toad manager: Friday Night Live helps improve clientele 07-30-2014
WAUKESHA - A local bar that’s struggled with its image may be getting a clientele upgrade, thanks to downtown weekly music festival Friday Night Live.
>>Related: Organizers, store owners tout Friday Night Live
Waukesha County Business Alliance signs Future Wisconsin Project resolution 07-29-2014
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance has signed a resolution supporting the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce’s Future Wisconsin Project.
Vrakas discusses 2015 county budget at town hall-style meeting 07-29-2014
WAUKESHA - Few specific numbers have been shared at this point, but Waukesha County officials are kicking off the 2015 budget-building season with a series of public meetings to discuss determining how programs will be funded.
Amended apartment plans back on Delafield Plan Commission agenda 07-29-2014
DELAFIELD - A proposal to build three apartment buildings with underground parking is again up for consideration in Delafield.
Passing of the toothbrush 07-29-2014
PEWAUKEE - During the 54 years he practiced dentistry, Dr. Robert Lynch got to know multiple generations of one family, which he didn’t take for granted - nor does Dr. Timothy Wall, who acquired Lynch’s patients.
Sweet re-lease 07-29-2014
WAUKESHA - Get your donuts downtown while you can - the staff at Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe is preparing to move across town to 1501 Paramount Drive, Suite C, by early August.
Survey: Milwaukee’s small businesses give Wisconsin C+

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s small business owners gave Wisconsin a C+ for friendliness, according to a survey by and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Irgens acquires Brookfield restaurant
BROOKFIELD — An affiliate of Irgens, a real estate development firm, has acquired Brookfield’s Venice Club, according to state records.
Reinhart launches food and beverage service group 07-28-2014
MILWAUKEE — Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. said Monday it has launched a food and beverage service group.
Day care dissent 07-25-2014
WAUKESHA — Tasha Brown opened her day care center to cater to first- and second-shift parents two years ago, but some neighbors believe Brown and the kids should also spend some time catering to them.
Sensient Technologies reports drop in net income 07-25-2014
MILWAUKEE — Sensient Technologies Corp. said its net income dropped 10 percent in the second quarter.
Study: SE Wisconsin hospital payments have grown at half the national average 07-25-2014
MILWAUKEE - Residents of southeastern Wisconsin have seen their hospital commercial payment levels grow at approximately half the rate of the national level, according to a study released Wednesday.
Danger on the line 07-25-2014
WAUKESHA - Telephones used to be a means for family and friends to keep in touch, even from far away, but now they have also turned into a vehicle for scammers to try and swindle people out of their personal information or hard-earned cash.
Wisconsin farmers set record for cranberry harvest 07-24-2014
MADISON, Wis.  — Wisconsin cranberry farmers increased production by 25 percent last year to harvest a record 6 million barrels.
Wisconsinites lead effort to start new med school 07-24-2014
JEFFERSON, Wis.  — Two former University of Wisconsin Foundation executives have teamed up to create an alternative medical school in Jefferson.
Aircraft parts company moves to Oshkosh 07-24-2014
OSHKOSH, Wis. — A customer aircraft parts company is making a move from Minneapolis to Oshkosh.
Waterstone Mortgage Corp. named Platinum Million Dollar Lender 07-24-2014
PEWAUKEE — Waterstone Mortgage Corp. said Thursday it has been named as a 2013 Platinum Million Dollar Lender by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Marcus reports increase in 4Q earnings
MILWAUKEE — The Marcus Corp. said Thursday its fourth-quarter earnings increased 7.8 percent.
Cedarburg sisters to appear on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ 07-24-2014
CEDARBURG — Three Cedarburg sisters are headed to California for an appearance on the ABC show “Shark Tank,” which invites budding entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to a panel of potential investors.
>>View video of the Jahr sisters and their invention
Chilango Express’s authentic Mexican fare delivered from truck in Oconomowoc
OCONOMOWOC - The southwestern corner of the parking lot at 212 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Oconomowoc is almost always cooking, regardless of whether the sun is scorching the blacktop or the winter winds are howling among parked cars.
$1.7 million grant slashes wait lists for popular WCTC programs 07-24-2014
PEWAUKEE - Waukesha County Technical College will now be able to slash wait lists and offer more class sections, thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Fast Forward program.
Shoppes at Fox River expansion moves forward 07-24-2014
WAUKESHA - A six-building, 180,000-square-foot retail expansion at The Shoppes at Fox River is moving forward, as the Plan Commission on Wednesday night unanimously approved final site plans for the next phase of the development at 1180 W. Sunset Drive.
Statewide unemployment increase hits county, city of Waukesha 07-24-2014
WAUKESHA - Waukesha County was not spared as unemployment numbers jumped up in cities and counties across Wisconsin in June.
NAI MLG Commercial announces recent transactions 07-23-2014
MILWAUKEE — NAI MLG Commercial, a real estate firm, has announced its recent real estate transactions. 
Sealed Air relocating headquarters to North Carolina 07-23-2014
STURTEVANT —Sealed Air Corp. is planning to move its global headquarters to Charlotte, N.C., relocating 1,250 employees to the new head office.
Storage Systems Midwest acquires Babush Material Handling Systems  07-23-2014
WAUKESHA — Storage Systems Midwest Inc., a provider of material storage solutions for commercial and industrial companies, has acquired Sussex-based Babush Material Handling Systems Inc.
Cottages at Cedar Run opens its doors
WEST BEND - In the tranquil countryside on Scenic Drive in West Bend sits a 53,000-square-foot $14 million memory care facility called the Cottages at Cedar Run.
Great food, great service, great cause 07-23-2014
WAUKESHA - The shiny new commercial kitchen inside Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin’s Northview Road location is a source of pride for those who helped create it and for the many who will benefit from its use as a training facility and revenue source.
A.O. Smith reports increase in 2Q earnings  07-22-2014
MILWAUKEE — A.O. Smith Corp. said Tuesday its second-quarter net income rose 36 percent to $57.3 million, or 63 cents a share, from $42.1 million, or 45 cents, a year earlier.
Harley-Davidson 2Q profit increases 30 percent
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. said Tuesday its net income rose 30 percent during its second quarter.
Does this idea have wings? 07-22-2014
CEDARBURG - It’s plausible Henry Ford would have created a Kickstarter campaign to fund his Model T if it were available.
State home sales increase as median prices stabilize 07-22-2014
MADISON - Existing single-family home sales in June saw positive gains for the first time this year, and median home prices were up slightly in Wisconsin.
WMC poll: Wisconsin to see steady economic and job growth 07-21-2014
MADISON — Steady statewide economic growth through the end of the year should lead to more hiring, according to a survey of state business leaders conducted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.
Manpower reports 2Q increase in profits 07-21-2014
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup Inc. said Monday its earnings increased 61 percent, which the company attributed to strong growth in the U.S. and parts of Europe, in addition to its efforts to reduce costs.
Roadrunner Transportation Systems acquires logistics firm 07-21-2014
CUDAHY — Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. said Monday it has acquired Kokomo, Ind.-based Integrated Services, ISI Logistics and ISI Logistics South, known as Integrated Services, for $13 million.
West Bend Dairy Queens auctioned off 07-20-2014
WEST BEND - The two Dairy Queens in West Bend were sold at a sheriff’s auction this week.
Plan Commission to take on final Shoppes expansion
WAUKESHA - Shop-aholics rejoice: the Shoppes at Fox River is one step closer to starting its latest expansion as the Plan Commission will take on final site plans and an architectural review Wednesday.
WOW Workforce Development offering CNC bootcamp
PEWAUKEE — The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board’s Water Accelerator Program is holding a CNC Operator bootcamp from Aug. 20 through Dec. 16.
Stewart-Peterson eyes sale of building  07-18-2014
WEST BEND - Scott Stewart wants to sell his downtown office building and stay put.
Attendance, revenue up for Summerfest
MILWAUKEE - Neither fog, nor rain, nor cool temperatures could keep the people away from Summerfest 2014, as Milwaukee World Festival Inc. officials announced a growth in attendance and revenue for this year’s event.
Making another run at solving the skills gap 07-18-2014
WAUKESHA - Anyone who has paid attention to education and manufacturing over the last several years has likely heard the term “skills gap” repeatedly.
Laughlin Constable to continue with DOT 07-17-2014
MILWAUKEE — Laughlin Constable announced Thursday it has been named agency of record by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, continuing the partnership that started in 2009.
Anthem College’s Brookfield campus to close 07-17-2014
BROOKFIELD — Anthem College in Brookfield will close if it isn’t able to find a buyer or secure financing, according to a state notice.
Bank Mutual Corp. reports 35% net income increase in 2Q 07-17-2014
BROWN DEER — Bank Mutual Corp. said its second-quarter net income increased 35 percent, according to a company statement.
Stuff of memories 07-17-2014
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC - The moments that spark a life’s passion are sometimes subtle.
Buca to replace Two Sisters Cafe 07-17-2014
OCONOMOWOC - Two Sisters Cafe, 515 E. Wisconsin Ave., which replaced Around the Lakes Family Restaurant, has closed down and will be placed with Buca, a restaurant operating under the leadership of Benny Islami.
Milwaukee Ale House could be on horizon for Brennan’s Marketplace 07-17-2014
OCONOMOWOC - What could be on tap for the Brennan’s Marketplace development grew a little clearer at the Common Council’s meeting on Tuesday, when aldermen approved revisions to the site plans for the property.
A hot business opens 07-16-2014
WEST BEND - Kewaskum resident Ron Kusters took his 25-year experience in the hot tub and pool industry and opened the Hot Tub Factory Outlet on July 1 in West Bend. 
NAI MLG Commercial announces recently completed transactions  07-16-2014
MILWAUKEE — NAI MLG Commercial, a commercial real estate firm, has announced its recently completed transactions.
MGIC reports 2Q profit increase 07-16-2014
MILWAUKEE — MGIC Investment Corp. said Wednesday its net income increased during its second quarter.
Village of Pewaukee creates new TIF district 07-16-2014
PEWAUKEE — After several months of reviews, an economic plan aimed at spurring development in the heart of the village of Pewaukee is moving forward.
June home sales on par with last year 07-16-2014
MILWAUKEE — Single-family home sales in June were all but even with the same month a year ago in the four-county metropolitan Milwaukee real estate market, according to data released Tuesday by the Metropolitan Listing Service, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Two $1M gifts propel Marquette to break ground on new Jesuit Residence 07-15-2014
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University said Monday it has received two $1 million gifts, marking the completion of a nine-month, $15 million fundraising effort to build a 40,000-square-foot residence for its community of Jesuit priests.
Walmart donates $24.7M to Wisconsin organizations in ‘13 07-14-2014
MADISON — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation said Monday the company gave more than $24.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Wisconsin last year.
Cedar Community’s new memory care assisted living opens 07-14-2014
WEST BEND — Cedar Community’s newly constructed Cottages at Cedar Run, which provides assisted living for men and women facing Alzheimer’s disease and related memory loss, will be open to residents.
Roundy’s to open new Mariano’s on Tuesday 07-14-2014
MILWAUKEE — Roundy’s Inc. said Monday it is opening its latest Mariano’s store in Shorewood, Ill. on Tuesday.
Madison company acquired by Minnesota-based Phillips & Temro Industries 07-14-2014
MADISON — Idle Free Systems Inc., a Madison-based company, has been acquired by Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Phillips & Temro Industries.
Aurora Summit receives high patient engagement ranking
SUMMIT —  Aurora Medical Center in Summit ranks 10th nationally in patient engagement out of 100 hospitals listed as part of the inaugural Axial Exchange and Becker’s Hospital Review “National Patient Engagement Ranking.”
Report: Wisconsin 24th in energy consumption 07-14-2014
WAUKESHA — Wisconsin ranks in the middle of road for energy consumption in the U.S., according to a report from WalletHub, a personal finance social media network.
City of West Bend’s unemployment number shrinking
WEST BEND - Unemployment figures are going down in West Bend.
Waukesha's Main 'Squeeze'  07-12-2014
WAUKESHA — The juice is loose in downtown Waukesha. 
New recycling plan could save county $200,000-plus annually  07-12-2014
WAUKESHA — A plan which will be brought before the Waukesha County Board this month could save the county hundreds of thousands in recycling costs, but may also lead to the closing of a local recycling facility. 
Banker Wire aims to inspire students with their sculpture 07-11-2014
MUKWONAGO - Banker Wire, manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh, collaborated with Fox Valley Technical College to create a “Tree of Success” sculpture for the campus located in Appleton.
Economic trends held steady for May; job gains particularly strong 07-11-2014
MILWAUKEE - Indicators of metro area economic growth held steady in May, according to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s  monthly report.
Owner of Cuddles to retire, store hosts sale 07-11-2014
WAUKESHA - After 30 years in downtown Waukesha, Cuddles will soon be no more as owner Sally Shoemaker is retiring at the end of the month.
Concerns about parking in Hartford 07-11-2014
HARTFORD - In the words of one Hartford businessman, the city’s final plan for parking behind City Hall, “just doesn’t make sense.”
Random Twigs closing in downtown Waukesha 07-11-2014
WAUKESHA — Downtown art gallery and studio Random Twigs is closing its doors at the end of July, according to a post on the business’ Facebook page.
Associate degree will count towards bachelor’s degree at UW-Waukesha  07-11-2014
WAUKESHA - Students who have earned any associate degree from a Wisconsin technical college can now apply that degree towards a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha.
Community Memorial Hospital celebrates 50th anniversary 07-11-2014
MENOMONEE FALLS - When Sharon Silberzahn visited her family in Menomonee Falls while growing up in Milwaukee, she didn’t even know there was a hospital in the village.
City, builder off to court 07-10-2014
WEST BEND - There’s a cold-shoulder war over the north side industrial site at 2100 Northwestern Ave. between the city of West Bend and property owner John Bagley.
Midland Video Productions transitions ownership 07-10-2014
MILWAUKEE- Midland Video Productions announced Tuesday the sale of the company after 34 years of ownership by George Liberatore and Neil Jaehnert.





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