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Wisconsin media company teams with Farm Aid on telethon 09-13-2019
MADISON, Wis. — A media company that owns television stations in Wisconsin is partnering with a longtime farm charity on a live 18-hour telethon to raise money for struggling farmers.
The Club at Lac La Belle opens 09-13-2019
LAC LA BELLE — The Club at Lac La Belle is open for preview play after over a year of renovations to the course that saw residents concerned about the amount of runoff going into Lac La Belle.
Cornerstone breaks ground on expansion 09-13-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Cornerstone, 24 S. Main St., will expand into the former Mantra Indian Bistro and have seating outside on Main Street.
Upgrades underway on Highway 167 09-13-2019
RICHFIELD – Infrastructure improvements are underway on a small section of Highway 167 (Holy Hill Road) in conjunction with the construction of the new Kwik Trip convenience store on the site of the former Exxon truck stop near the intersection with I-41.
New west-side industrial park TID gains final approval
HARTFORD — A proposed new tax incremental financing district has received final and unanimous approval from the Common Council.
GE Healthcare X-ray technology gets advanced 09-13-2019
WAUKESHA — New technology implemented into GE Healthcare’s X-ray machines are making the machine smarter and helping doctors to learn of results faster.
Confections for any Occasion to close Oconomowoc store 09-12-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Confections for any Occasion owner Joel Bernhard has decided to close his location in Oconomowoc and relocate all of the store’s offerings to the Theresa store.
Town of Grafton says no to pet condos made of shipping containers 09-12-2019
GRAFTON — A business proposal for pet boarding and shipping container storage stalled out in the town of Grafton last week.
Main Street Cafe owner hopes to open in Hartford soon 09-12-2019
HARTFORD — Another new business will soon open in the city’s downtown and fill another of the area’s vacant storefronts.
Hartford Plan Commission OKs expansion of two businesses 09-12-2019
HARTFORD — The surging economy is providing conditions that allow two area businesses to propose additions to both their companies’ buildings.
New Lake Country Dog owner finds happiness in opportunity 09-12-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The new owner of Lake Country Dog is excited to be spending her days around dogs — and lots of them.
August home sales go up 5% in metro Milwaukee 09-12-2019
MILWAUKEE — August was the second month in a row with increased home sales and only the third month in 2019 to show an increase in sales.
Foxconn kicks off 2nd Smart Cities Smart Futures Competition 09-11-2019
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group has launched year two of its three-year “Smart Cities-Smart Futures,” which is intended to support ideas to improve communities.
UW-Madison: Foxconn slow on $100M pledge 09-11-2019
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin says it has received just $700,000 of the $100 million that Foxconn Technology Group pledged to fund engineering and innovation research on the school’s flagship campus.
Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island has been sold 09-11-2019
The Grand Hotel in Mackinac, one of Michigan’s most famous landmarks, will soon have a new owner.
Light in a dark time 09-11-2019
WAUKESHA — When the World Trade Center was attacked on 9/11, five Waukesha V12 diesel generating units kicked on in an attempt to supply emergency power to the collapsing towers.
Tempered growth, with a heart 09-10-2019
MEQUON — James Marshall has made his living in the investment world for 50 years. When his client base and business acumen had progressed enough, he opened the doors to his own firm.
Public hearing for Chick-fil-A tonight 09-10-2019
TOWN OF LISBON — Kwik Trip’s plan to significantly expand its convenience store and fueling center operations immediately west of the intersection of Lake Five and Silver Spring roads is another subject of a public hearing at Town Hall Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.
Lisbon Kwik Trip expanding 09-10-2019
TOWN OF LISBON — Kwik Trip’s plan to significantly expand its convenience store and fueling center operations immediately west of the intersection of Lake Five and Silver Spring roads is another subject of a public hearing at Town Hall Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.
Business park proposed on Lisbon Road 09-10-2019
TOWN OF LISBON — A Milwaukee developer’s proposal for a 55-acre business park on farmland along Lisbon Road (Hwy K), west of Hwy. 164, is the subject of a joint Town Board and Plan Commission public hearing Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
U.S. employers predict strong hiring 09-10-2019
MILWAUKEE — Employers in the United States are predicting a strong quarter for hiring with 13 industries surveyed by Milwaukee-based ManpowerGroup expecting double-digit hiring in the fourth quarter.
Waukesha Plan Commission to discuss Urban Air plan 09-08-2019
WAUKESHA — A proposal to bring Urban Air, an entertainment business that includes an indoor sky diving tunnel, will have a public hearing during Wednesday’s Plan Commission meeting before the commissioners review the minor site plan and architecture.
Brady: 4Q earnings exceed expectations 09-07-2019
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corp. (BRC) on Friday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $36.6 million.
Metro Milwaukee's economy rebounds slightly in July
WAUKESHA — The economy in metro Milwaukee rebounded slightly in July, according to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, which reported that 12 of the 22 available economic indicators improved compared to a year ago.
Nestle USA to lay off workers, Sussex facility to close
WAUKESHA — More than 120 Nestle workers will lose their jobs in Wisconsin, including 31 in Sussex.
Mukwonago gets a ‘sweet’ addition to downtown 09-07-2019
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago area residents with a sweet tooth now have a way to quell their cravings after E and S Sweets, a new candy store, opened in downtown Mukwonago.
Foxconn executive steps away from Wisconsin project
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group says Louis Woo has stepped down as the executive who has represented the Taiwanese company in Wisconsin.
US added a modest 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war 09-06-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that global economic weakness and President Donald Trump's trade war with China may have begun to slow hiring.
Lands' End: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot 09-06-2019
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Thursday reported a loss of $3 million in its fiscal second quarter.
FirstTime Design in Pewaukee announces decline in sales
PEWAUKEE — FirstTime Design Limited reported a decline in net sales for the second quarter.
Town of Brookfield ALDI to celebrate reopening 09-06-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — To celebrate the reopening of its Town of Brookfield location, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 19 at 8:25 a.m. followed by its Golden Ticket giveaway offering gift cards to the first 100 customers.
Code debate continues in Delafield 09-06-2019
DELAFIELD — A public hearing will be scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at City Hall as the Plan Commission continues its deliberations over proposed zoning code changes in the downtown business district.
Evers taps attorney of organic farming co-op as new WEDC secretary 09-05-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers has picked an attorney for an organic farming cooperative to serve as the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's new leader.
Commission OK's ice cream and donuts
WEST BEND — Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins are coming to West Bend.
Property assessment dispute with Slinger's Dove Plaza unresolved 09-05-2019
SLINGER — Could there be an end in sight in the property assessment dispute between the village and the owners of Dove Plaza?
Mantra moving to old Mazatlan building
OCONOMOWOC — After initially not having plans to move, Mantra will be leaving its location at 24 S. Main St. to the old Mazatlan building at 511 E. Wisconsin Ave., due in part to Cornerstone owner John Suttner.
Boomerangs Bar and Grill takes flight in downtown Waukesha 09-05-2019
WAUKESHA — The once vacant Meli’s restaurant at Five Points has rebounded after Waukesha’s newest downtown business to hit the restaurant scene, Boomerangs Bar and Grill, transformed the empty space into a full-fledged sports bar.
Quad sells heavy-duty industrial wood crating business
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. has announced it sold its heavy-duty industrial wood crating business Transpak to FCA Packaging, a national company specializing in the custom industrial packaging solutions space.
Ascension plans health center for Menomonee Falls 09-05-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — A new health center planned for Menomonee Falls by Ascension Wisconsin would offer primary, specialty, hospital and emergency services.
Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to halt 'corn syrup' labels 09-04-2019
Big beer is still duking it out over corn syrup. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop using Bud Light packaging that implies rival brews made by MillerCoors contain corn syrup.
Secondhand shopping goes mainstream 09-04-2019
WAUKESHA — Walking into an area thrift store has gone from a dark and dingy experience to a place with nicely organized racks of clothing and pictures of smiling faces — elements that Rod Colburn, director of operations for St. Vincent de Paul Waukesha, said has helped to draw in younger shoppers.
Proposals designed to help struggling Wisconsin farmers
MADISON, Wis. — Young farmers hoping to make a living in Wisconsin as well as those nearing retirement who want to hand off their operations to the next generation would benefit from a package of bills unveiled Tuesday designed to help stem the tide of farm bankruptcies in the state.
>>Wisconsin committee releases $200K for farmer mental health
The ribbon is cut and the doors are open at Bamboo Bistro 09-03-2019
GRAFTON — A ribbon-cutting and grand opening was held Aug. 21 for the new Bamboo Bistro, 1955 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton.
A destination restaurant 09-03-2019
SAUKVILLE — The 2019 Small Business of the Year designation was awarded to Messina Italian Restaurant in Saukville.
Piggly Wiggly in West Bend to have Wednesday grand opening 09-01-2019
WEST BEND — A grand opening celebration for the Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly in West Bend is planned for Wednesday.
Hartford council OKs downtown parking change 09-01-2019
HARTFORD — In an effort to promote downtown business development, the Common Council has unanimously approved an ordinance change that will grant permits to the owners of two downtown buildings to allow the tenants and the owners of the businesses leasing the buildings to park in a city-owned downtown parking lot for nine hours a day, instead of the current four.
Jason Industries completes sale of fiber solutions 09-01-2019
MILWAUKEE — On Friday, Jason Industries, Inc. announced the successful completion of its previously announced sale of its fiber solutions segment to Motus Integrated Technologies for approximately $85 million.
Council OKs zoning change for land in proposed new TID district 08-30-2019
HARTFORD — A proposed new tax incremental finance district within the city is another step closer to final approval after recent action by the Common Council and the Council’s Public Works Committee.
World's tallest water coaster coming to Six Flags Great America 08-30-2019
WAUKESHA — Get ready to have your nerves tested in 2020 when the world’s largest water coaster is set to open for riders at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.
Braeger Auto Group now named Lake Auto Group 08-30-2019
MILWAUKEE — Effective Sunday, Braeger Auto Group will be known as Lake Auto Group.
Evers hopes to name new economic development leader soon 08-29-2019
BEAVER DAM, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers says he hopes to name a new leader for Wisconsin's economic development agency within two weeks.
Midwest Express returning to Milwaukee's skies 08-29-2019
MILWAUKEE — Midwest Express announced Wednesday it will again flying from Milwaukee with three non-stop flights to Grand Rapids, Michigan, Omaha, Nebraska, and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Lack of bus drivers leaves local company shorthanded 08-29-2019
OCONOMOWOC — There are dozens of people that help with the various aspects of educating a child. That includes the bus driver tasked with getting your student to and from school.
Ansay & Associates to stay put – for now
CEDARBURG — Ansay & Associates announced Wednesday that it will remain at its current Cedarburg location at W62 N582 Washington Ave. until future notice.
Mequon Public Market reports much success two months after opening 08-29-2019
MEQUON — A waiting list for vendor space. Popular concerts. Planned charity events. Just two months after it opened, some are saying the Mequon Public Market is a solid success and what the area has long needed.
Open For Business 08-29-2019
MUSKEGO — Local businesses are singing President Donald Trump’s praises. More specifically, they’re crediting the president’s economic policies as a factor in helping their continued growth and success.
Foxconn Mt. Pleasant facility to feature Johnson Controls products 08-29-2019
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls will collaborate with Foxconn to transform building data analytics through artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance smart building and smart-city technologies and achieve comfort, security and sustainability goals, according to a Wednesday announcement.
Raised Grain rising 08-29-2019
WAUKESHA — Raised Grain Brewing Co., the craft beer brewery and tap room, is on track to produce 5,000 barrels by the end of 2019, which is double its 2018 production, according to an owner and spokesman, Nick Reistad.
Wahlburgers grand opening coming Sept. 24 08-29-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — You won’t have to wait much longer to sink your teeth into a gourmet “Wahlburger.”
American Crystal Sugar sues Hartland software company 08-28-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — American Crystal Sugar Co. is suing a Wisconsin company in federal court in Minneapolis alleging it made false and misleading claims about a major software package.
INX returns as major sponsor for CannedWater4Kids 08-28-2019
SUSSEX — CannedWater4Kids announced Tuesday that INX International Ink Company has signed on as a major sponsor.
Hartford council OKs $200K contract to create new downtown parking 08-28-2019
HARTFORD — In just a few minutes, the Common Council on Tuesday night approved action that some council members said they had hoped to see take place for nearly 10 years.
Construction of Elm Grove senior living facility begins 08-28-2019
ELM GROVE — The first stages of construction on a new senior living facility in Elm Grove are now taking place.
Cedarburg School District approves $3.75 million in construction bids 08-27-2019
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Board of Education last Wednesday approved a number of bids as part of the $59.8 million in upgrades throughout the district, made possible by an approved referendum in April.
Car wash proposed for Summit Avenue in Oconomowoc
OCONOMOWOC — According to Oconomowoc’s Architectural Commission meeting minutes, a new car wash is being proposed on Highway 67, just south of Kwik Trip on the southeast corner of Summit Avenue and Oconomowoc Parkway.
New Fleet Farm to open Nov. 22 08-27-2019
WEST BEND — A grand opening of the new West Bend Fleet Farm has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22, one day before the opening of gun deer season.
Wisconsin's real estate market grew by 6 percent 08-27-2019
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Revenue released its annual Equalized Values Report.
Kids Connection opens second location 08-27-2019
MUKWONAGO — Kids Connection Childcare Center opened a second location Monday after the business finished construction on their brand-new facility at 130 Chapman Farms Blvd.
Town of Polk self-storage units project nears completion 08-25-2019
TOWN OF POLK — Colgate-area developer Peter Briggs believes his new two-building, multi-unit self-storage complex will be completed by around Sept. 30 — just in time for area residents to store their sports utility or recreational vehicles, among other items, when the camping and outdoor summer activity season is over.
Questions raised about Delafield public hearing 08-25-2019
DELAFIELD — A citizen activist, a plan commissioner and an alderwoman are not happy about the city’s plans to conduct a public hearing and a Plan Commission vote on the same night next week about significant changes to the downtown business district zoning code.
Gulfstream Aerospace expands service center in Appleton
APPLETON — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. expanded its maintenance, repair and overhaul operations at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport with the opening of a newly built aircraft maintenance facility.
EmbedTek, LLC expands manufacturing space 08-25-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — After four years in a building at N7-W23700 Bluemound Road in the City of Pewaukee, EmbedTek, LLC is set to expand its manufacturing space by 20,000 square feet.
Positive reviews for proposed development at Hwy C/94
DELAFIELD — A proposed development including doctors’ offices, medical clinics, a small hospital, senior living center, and a hotel, near the interchange of Hwy C and Interstate 94, has earned positive reviews from neighbors.
Mineshaft expanding to Oshkosh 08-23-2019
HARTFORD — The Mineshaft Restaurant in Hartford has been so successful that owner Tom Masters has been pondering an expansion of the business for several years, and that plan has now become a reality.
AAA: Labor Day gas prices likely lowest in past few years
WAUKESHA — As people prepare to end their summers with a road trip, AAA is predicting that gas prices will be among the lowest in the past few years.
Town of Brookfield establishes visitors bureau 08-22-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Town Board approved the creation of a visitor bureau in partnership with the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, which will also end the town’s use of Visit Brookfield as its tourism entity.
Hartford officials close on land for new parking lot 08-22-2019
HARTFORD — The city is now the official owner of a residential lot at the corner of Mill Street and Park Avenue after closing on the property’s purchase on Aug. 9.
Meadowlark Storage closer to getting permit renewed
GRAFTON — Despite an initial permit denial, Meadowlark Storage in the town of Grafton has a chance to get its permit renewed.
Businesses on the move 08-22-2019
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg continues to change as businesses come and go or relocate.
Pabst Farms Apartments project takes step forward 08-22-2019
OCONOMOWOC — After nearly two hours of discussion by developers, the Oconomowoc Common Council and citizens, aldermen approved amending the city’s comprehensive land use plan to rezone 34 acres needed for the Mandel Group’s Pabst Farms Apartments project.
Milwaukee-W-O-W unemployment drops slightly to 3.8% in July 08-22-2019
WAUKESHA — Unemployment in the metro Milwaukee area dipped to 3.8% in July, compared to 3.9% in June, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Blizzard Lighting in Waukesha releases new DJ products 08-22-2019
WAUKESHA — Blizzard Lighting released six new products at the DJ Expo in Atlantic City, New Jersey recently, including lasers and special effect machines.
Retailers' results show sharp divide between losers, winners 08-21-2019
NEW YORK — The divide between retail winners and losers is widening.
Del Monte closing corn-packing plant in northern Illinois
MENDOTA, Ill. — Del Monte Foods will close a corn-packing plant in north central Illinois, idling more than 600 full-time and seasonal employees.
Renovated Sendik's in The Corners to reopen in October 08-21-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Sendik’s is investing $5 million in renovations at its store in The Corners of Brookfield, which is only a few years old.
Eddie Bauer to shut down its Midwest call center 08-21-2019
SEATTLE — Eddie Bauer will shutter a call center near Columbus, Ohio, and eliminate 111 jobs there in October.
From sheep to sweater 08-21-2019
TOWN OF HERMAN — Luci Williams owns and operates Sheeping Beauty Fiber Arts on her farm a bit west of Allenton. She has been creating fiber arts for 35 years.
H-D Hopes to Lure in Younger Riders With 2020 Models 08-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — The growl of a Harley-Davidson on an open road is ubiquitous throughout Wisconsin; however, that much-beloved sound for motorcycle enthusiasts could be much more infrequent if the iconic Milwaukee manufacturer fails to draw a younger demographic to its core of clients.
Connoisseur of coils 08-21-2019
WAUKESHA — A Waukesha man and Texas native who was once known for selling snakes now sells an entirely different type of “coil” after he opened Chondro guitar shop in Waukesha.
Big development proposed at Highway C/I-94 08-21-2019
DELAFIELD — A $60-70 million multiuse medical, senior living and hotel development is being proposed near the interchange of Hwy C and Interstate 94.
Execs starting to worry about tariffs' effects on consumers 08-20-2019
Americans continue to shop, vacation and buy cars at a brisk clip. But corporate America is starting to worry out loud that President Donald Trump's tariffs will depress consumer spending and undermine the economy.
Kohl's: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot 08-20-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl's Corp. (KSS) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $241 million.
Doggy day care proposal to be toned down
GRAFTON — People gathered at a town of Grafton Plan Commission meeting Aug. 7 to speak at a public hearing against a conditional use permit petition for a doggy day care center at a vacant Grafton schoolhouse.
State to inspect produce farms in next few years 08-20-2019
WEST BEND — An extra measure of safety is being added to Wisconsin produce farms but for many growers, several of the commonsense precautions are already in play.
Genesee officials give green light to housing development
TOWN OF GENESEE — After months of review, a proposed housing development in Genesee has moved one step closer to reality.
Vertical construction begins at Foxconn Gen6 Fab site 08-20-2019
MOUNT PLEASANT — Work went upward Monday at the site of the Foxconn Gen6 Fab at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.
Wisconsin Center expansion cap raised 08-17-2019
MILWAUKEE — The spending cap for the downtown Wisconsin Center expansion was raised Friday. The Board of the Wisconsin Center District voted unanimously to pass a resolution that raises the cap on agreements which the president and CEO and board chairman are authorized to make to $1 million.
US home construction fell 4% in July 08-16-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. housing starts fell 4.0% in July, driven by a decline in the construction of apartment buildings.
Westbury Bank becomes temporary 'Piggly Bank' 08-16-2019
KEWASKUM — A recent fire caused the Kewaskum branch of Westbury Bank to be moved down the road to the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly, 940 Fond du Lac Ave., earning it the name “Piggly Bank.”
Marijuana stores on Chicago's Magnificent Mile? 08-16-2019
CHICAGO — Cannabis companies are eyeing sites on some of the priciest retail streets in Chicago, including the Magnificent Mile, as they get ready to sell recreational marijuana in Illinois.
Lakefront Brewery recalls bottles that could explode 08-16-2019
MILWAUKEE — Beer drinkers beware. if you’ve purchased bottles of My Turn Junk from Lakefront Brewery, there is a chance that they could explode.
Briggs & Stratton reports quarterly loss of $18.5 million 08-16-2019
WAUWATOSA — Briggs & Stratton Corp. (BGG) on Thursday reported a loss of $18.5 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
July retail sales show positive trend 08-16-2019
WAUKESHA — July retail sales across the nation show strong gains but the stock market and tariffs could lead to caution in consumer spending, the National Retail Federation announced Thursday.
Weak global growth likely to mean US slowdown, not recession 08-15-2019
WASHINGTON — How fragile is the global economy? The U.S.-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany's economy shrank in the second quarter, and Britain appears headed for a disruptive exit from the European Union this fall.
Wisconsin unemployment rate increases to 3% 08-15-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is up for the second month in a row.
Preliminary Olympia redevelopment plans expected this fall
OCONOMOWOC — Stewart Wangard and his firm have presented their preliminary plans to redevelop the Olympia site and hope to have something more concrete in September or October, he said.
Wetland study moves Highway 60 business park along
CEDARBURG — The potential north-side business park development took another step forward at the Cedarburg Common Council meeting Monday.
Lumberyard 1505 suing former tenant 08-15-2019
GRAFTON — Grafton’s Lumberyard development is suing one of its former tenants, after the tenant vacated and stopped paying rent.
Conservancy condominium development OK'd 08-15-2019
HARTFORD — Construction of new housing in the city continues to boom.
Aldi to open Aug. 22 in Menomonee Falls 08-15-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — A ribbon-cutting ceremony and golden ticket giveaway will be held Aug. 22 as Aldi celebrates the opening of its Menomonee Falls store at N80-W12540 Leon Road.
Pella Windows & Doors holds grand opening in Brookfield 08-15-2019
BROOKFIELD — During the Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin grand opening celebration in Brookfield on Aug. 23, former Green Bay Packers LeRoy Butler and Gary Ellerson will broadcast their radio show live from the new Experience Center.
Waukesha Plan Commission backs new TIF 08-15-2019
WAUKESHA — A special taxing district proposed for a luxury downtown apartment development has cleared its first hurdle.
'We're kind of like book detectives' 08-15-2019
WAUKESHA — Plenty has changed for business owners in downtown Waukesha over the years. The streets have shifted from one-way to two, longtime staples have come and gone, and — of course — several construction projects have been completed.
Pabst Farms Apartments proposal advances 08-15-2019
OCONOMOWOC – The proposed Pabst Farms Apartments received a positive recommendation from the Plan Commission Wednesday night and will move on to the Common Council for review.
Administration takes step to relax trucker drive-time rules 08-14-2019
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move that was long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway crashes.
Foxconn leaders, Wisconsin officials meet; details unclear
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group executives met Wednesday with Wisconsin officials but no one is saying much about what they discussed.
July only second time home sales increased in 2019 08-14-2019
WAUKESHA — For only the second time this year, home sales increased in the four-county metro Milwaukee area with an uptick of 3.8%, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
New child care facility could be coming to Capitol Drive
BROOKFIELD — A new child care facility is being proposed in the city. According to Plan Commission documents, Bright Future of America, LLC has submitted architectural and site plans for a Kiddie Academy location at 15435 W. Capitol Drive.
Kohl's launches selection of emerging brands 08-14-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Emerging brands will be highlighted as part of Curated by Kohl’s, which will be available in more than 50 Kohl’s stores and at beginning mid-October.
'A pathway to the American dream' 08-14-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Bolstered by a vision of employee ownership, OwnersEdge Inc. is in growth mode.
US delays tariffs on some Chinese goods, drops others
WASHINGTON — The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether in a move that triggered a rally on Wall Street.
Aesthetics pick up where surgeries left off 08-13-2019
THIENSVILLE — Dr. Danish Siddiqui recently opened Remedy Now Aesthetics in Thiensville. His business is part of the Thiensville Health Alliance.
BBB issues warning about online Hoverboard company
MILWAUKEE — Poor product quality and unresponsive customer service from a Wisconsin hoverboard company are being cited by the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau in its warning to consumers.
Tree service provider has more employees than permit allows 08-13-2019
GRAFTON — A longstanding business in the town of Grafton had its permit renewed last week, but not precisely as requested.
4th extension granted for empty Washington Avenue parcel 08-13-2019
CEDARBURG — The vacant lot at W62 N180 N186 Washington Ave., south of Walgreens will remain vacant for now.
Jason Industries: 2Q earnings snapshot 08-13-2019
MILWAUKEE — Jason Industries Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $13.1 million in its second quarter.
Doggy Bag owner looking to sell after 16 years in business 08-13-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Doggy Bag pet store in Oconomowoc, 124 E. Wisconsin Ave., announced late Sunday night that the owner Eric Eck hopes to sell the business or close it by the end of October.
Commission to discuss creation of downtown TID district
WAUKESHA — The creation of a tax incremental financing district in downtown Waukesha in preparation for luxury apartments will be discussed by the Plan Commission Wednesday.
Twin Disc: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot 08-11-2019
RACINE — Twin Disc Inc. on Friday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $822,000.
Mander Collision & Glass celebrates nearly 20 years 08-10-2019
WAUKESHA — Mander Collision & Glass, an institution in Waukesha, is an independent and family-owned facility known for state-of-the-art auto body repair that has served the area for nearly 20 years.
Gun control discussions not causing increase in firearm sales 08-10-2019
WAUKESHA — In the past when there was increased discussion of stricter gun laws, people would venture to area gun stores to purchase firearms, but after the recent mass shootings resulting in renewed discussion of gun control measures, local gun store owners say that hasn't been the case.
Walgreens is closing stores and CVS is slowing openings
CHICAGO — Changing consumer habits have emptied malls, sent department stores into bankruptcy and transformed grocery stores.
Snap-on announces acquisition of Cognitran Limited 08-09-2019
KENOSHA — Snap-on Incorporated announced Thursday it has acquired British company Cognitran Limited, which will further expand the Kenosha company s repair and information solutions.
J.C. Penney receives notice that its stock may be delisted by NYSE 08-09-2019
DALLAS — J.C. Penney received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday saying it was no longer in compliance with continued listing rules.
Imports expected to continue at near-record levels for rest of 2019 08-09-2019
WAUKESHA — The National Retail Federation said Thursday it expects imports to remain at near-record levels for August and the rest of this year, despite new tariffs on goods from China.
Regulators fine contractor $25,000 following gas explosion 08-08-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin regulators have leveled a $25,000 fine against a contractor involved in gas explosion last year in Sun Prairie that killed a firefighter.
'If it walks like a duck' 08-08-2019
CEDARBURG — It’s a no again for a business that wants to sell CBD products in the downtown Cedarburg business district.
West Bend's Bermico building moves toward wrecking ball 08-08-2019
WEST BEND — A former north-side manufacturing building could soon come tumbling down.
West Bend's Fleet Farm to hire more than 150 people 08-08-2019
WEST BEND — Fleet Farm announced Wednesday it is planning to hire more than 150 people to expand its staffing in West Bend.
Waukesha-based Aries Industries adds dealers to network 08-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Aries Industries has added dealers in Colorado and California to its network.
Northwoods concept restaurant will replace Cafe Bavaria in Tosa 08-08-2019
WAUWATOSA — The Lowlands Group announced Wednesday that its restaurant, Cafe Bavaria in Wauwatosa, will be renovated in early 2020 into The Buckatabon, a Northwoods-inspired restaurant.
West Bend annexes proposed industrial park land 08-07-2019
WEST BEND — The Common Council on Monday night approved adding nearly 156 acres to the city’s far southeast side in a bid to eventually build a new industrial park there.
Ink At Work 08-07-2019
WAUKESHA — It wasn’t long ago when George Wang would advise his clients against getting certain types of tattoos.
Council denies Stenz Property condo development 08-07-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — An 88-unit condominium development proposed by local developer Jim Forester on a parcel known as the Stenz Property was denied at a Common Council meeting Monday night.
Ground-breaking for Paul Davis headquarters 08-06-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The groundbreaking of Paul Davis’s new headquarters in the City of Pewaukee was recently celebrated.
Blooming and growing for 35 years 08-06-2019
THIENSVILLE — Nancy Witte-Dycus spent her career surrounded by the colors and aromas of beautiful flowers.
WEC Energy reports quarterly income of $235.7M 08-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — WEC Energy Group Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $235.7 million.
Regal Beloit has 2Q earnings of $66.6 million 08-06-2019
BELOIT — Regal Beloit Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $66.6 million.
Chick-fil-A could be coming to Menomonee Falls 08-06-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — The popular fast food chain Chick-fil-A could soon see its newest location become a reality in Menomonee Falls.
GateHouse Media's owner buying Gannett, owner of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 08-05-2019
GateHouse Media's owner and Gannett have agreed to a merger, the companies announced.
Noodles World Kitchen to open Wednesday 08-04-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Noodles World Kitchen in Pabst Farms, 1676 Old Schoolhouse Road, is slated to open its doors for the first time on Wednesday.
Marcus Center continues search for new president and CEO 08-04-2019
MILWAUKEE — Spano Pratt Executive Search has been retained by the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee to conduct the executive search for the next president and CEO, the company announced Friday.
Mukwonago to host second Economic Development Summit 08-04-2019
MUKWONAGO — The village will soon host its second annual economic development summit, in which local business leaders, elected officials and residents will discuss economic development in Mukwonago and Waukesha County.
How Trump's latest China tariffs could squeeze US consumers 08-02-2019
WASHINGTON — The latest batch of tariffs that President Donald Trump plans to impose on Chinese goods would likely cost U.S. households an average of $200 a year, some economists have estimated.
US adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7% 08-02-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion.
Dramatic development continues downtown 08-02-2019
HARTFORD — A new hotel, renovation of two historic buildings, the filling of vacant storefronts and the ongoing construction of an 82-unit apartment building (Rincon 225) in the city’s downtown has Mayor Tim Michalak so optimistic about the downtown’s future that he predicts “within 12-18 months we are not going to have an empty storefront in the downtown.”
Potawatomi to unveil new hotel tower 08-02-2019
MILWAUKEE — Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will unveil its newest expansion project with the grand opening of a new hotel tower on Thursday.
Generac Holdings: 2Q earnings snapshot
WAUKESHA — Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $62 million.
Waukesha reaches agreement with Mill Reserve 08-02-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha has reached a second agreement with the developer behind the half-realized Mill Reserve project at St. Paul and Wisconsin avenues, this time for cash.
Trump says he'll put 10% tariffs on remaining China imports 08-01-2019
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Thursday the U.S. will apply a new tariff of 10% on about $300 billion worth of products from China beginning Sept. 1, escalating the two countries' festering trade dispute.
>>Fed chief struggles to manage a wild card: Trump trade wars
Once a retail shrine, flagship stores lose their shine 08-01-2019
NEW YORK — It used to be considered the retailer’s crown jewel — a large format store on a swank corridor that showed off the best of what a brand had to offer.
Grafton's newest brewpub opens 08-01-2019
The microbrewery in the Lumberyard 1505 development in downtown Grafton opened in July. Mequon resident Matthew Hofmann is running the business with his wife.
Foxconn announces 9 new subcontractors for Wisconsin work 08-01-2019
WAUKESHA — Foxconn has hired nine more subcontractors for ongoing work at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, many of which are from southeastern Wisconsin.
Fed cuts key rate in its first reduction in more than decade
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump's trade wars to chronically low inflation and a dim global outlook.
Construction begins for new Richfield Kwik Trip 07-31-2019
RICHFIELD — Construction on the new Kwik Trip convenience store in the village adjacent to the intersection of Highways 41-45 and 167 has begun.
Banker Wire relocates to new headquarters in Mukwonago 07-31-2019
MUKWONAGO — Banker Wire moved into its recently constructed 182,000-square-foot facility in Mukwonago’s new industrial park on the south side of the village, the company announced Tuesday.
Eaton reports 2Q sales of $5.5 billion, up 1% 07-31-2019
WAUKESHA — Sales and earnings were up for Eaton Corporation plc both increased during the second quarter, according to a Tuesday earnings report.
Quad reports lower sales in 2Q 07-31-2019
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. reported decreased sales in the second quarter, but CEO Joel Quadracci said it was in line with expectations.
Brookfield Square announces new tenants
BROOKFIELD — Visitors to Brookfield Square just got a new food option and a place to get fit.
Polaris launches rebranding campaign, aims to diversify audience 07-30-2019
MINNEAPOLIS - Polaris Industries is adopting its first new logo in 38 years and launching a rebranding campaign to showcase its newly expanded product line with the goal of boosting its customer base by 50% in 10 years.
Partnership Bank now officially Bank First 07-30-2019
MANITOWOC — Bank First Corporation, the holding company of Bank First N.A., announced this month the completion of its merger with Partnership Community Bancshares Inc.
'Really tough sell' faces developer of proposed 4-story Mequon hotel 07-30-2019
MEQUON — No dirt’s been dug. No wetland drained. It was just a consultation to provide a developer with some feedback prior to a formal application to build a new hotel in Mequon.
Panel discusses proposal for new Hartford TIF district
HARTFORD — The Hartford Joint Review Board met Monday to discuss a proposal to create a new TIF (Tax Incremental Financing) district, TID-12, in the city.
Harnessing DNC economic benefits 07-30-2019
BROOKFIELD — The Waukesha County Business Alliance is hosting a program on Wednesday to teach local business owners how to harness the economic benefits generated by the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.
Fiserv Forum to hold job fair 07-30-2019
MILWAUKEE — Fiserv Forum announced it will hold a job fair on Friday to try and fill more than 130 part-time positions.
Exact Sciences: 2Q earnings snapshot 07-30-2019
MADISON — Exact Sciences Corp. (EXAS) on Monday reported a loss of $38.4 million in its second quarter.
ResCare to close five facilities 07-30-2019
MILWAUKEE — ResCare Workforce Services has notified the state of Wisconsin that it will close five locations in Milwaukee, resulting in about 100 people losing their jobs.
Fiserv completes First Data acquisition 07-30-2019
BROOKFIELD — On Monday, Fiserv, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of First Data Corporation.
North Shore Bank to host series of free bilingual seminars on buying homes 07-29-2019
BROOKFIELD — North Shore Bank announced that it will host a series of free Get Smart Home Seminars for people looking to learn more about the home buying process.
Zesti owner to open new restaurant 07-28-2019
DELAFIELD — Zesti restaurant owner Michael Feker has plans to open a new restaurant in Delafield called Americas.
Out lot developments taking shape at Woodman's, Meijer 07-26-2019
WAUKESHA — Out lot developments outside two of Waukesha’s largest retailers are beginning to take shape.
US economy slowed to 2.1% growth rate in second quarter 07-26-2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the April-June quarter even as consumers stepped up their spending.
Bernie Sanders calls for shutdown of Michigan oil pipeline, banning all new fossil fuel infrastructure 07-26-2019
DETROIT — Bernie Sanders has become the second Democratic presidential hopeful to call for shutting down an oil pipeline that crosses a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.
Rockwell Automation: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot 07-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $261.4 million.
Fiserv GAAP revenue increases 6% 07-26-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc. reported on Thursday that its GAAP revenue increased 6% to $1.51 billion in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the prior year period.
Associated Banc-Corp has earnings of $84.7M 07-26-2019
GREEN BAY — Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $84.7 million.
Journal Sentinel to sell buildings, move, company reports 07-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — The owner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is to sell its buildings and move to a new downtown location, the media organization announced Thursday.
Revenues jump 20% for Marcus Corp. in second quarter
MILWAUKEE — The second quarter of fiscal 2019 was a strong one for Milwaukee-based Marcus Corporation, which posted a 20.3% increase, or $232,500,000, compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2018.
Enbridge open to routing Line 5 around Wisconsin reservation 07-25-2019
SUPERIOR, Wis. — Enbridge Inc. says it's willing to consider rerouting a major oil pipeline around the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin.
'Get this golf course finished,' but do it right 07-25-2019
LAC LA BELLE – “It would be to everyone’s benefit to get this golf course finished as soon as possible, but we must make sure it is done right,” said Lisa Conley, former chair of the Lac La Belle Lake Management District.
Spitfire Pub and Grill closed 07-25-2019
OKAUCHEE — Spitfire Pub and Grill announced on its Facebook page last Friday that the restaurant was closed for business until further notice.
Aldermen, residents react to proposed Pabst Farms apartments plan 07-25-2019
OCONOMOWOC — District 3 Aldermen Andy Rogers and Matt Rosek, as well as their constituents, are eager to find out more information about the Pabst Farms apartments ahead of the Aug. 14 public hearing.
Waukesha store to celebrate Woodman's 100th year 07-25-2019
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Woodman’s is set to celebrate the grocery store’s 100th anniversary on Aug. 2.
Waterstone Financial reports 2Q earnings 07-25-2019
WAUWATOSA — Waterstone Financial Inc. (WSBF) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $9.6 million.
Honeywell acquires experimental aircraft company 07-25-2019
OSHKOSH — Honeywell announced Wednesday it has acquired TruTrak Flight Systems, a leader in autopilots for experimental, light-sport and certified aircraft.
Unemployment rises in Milwaukee and W.O.W. counties in June 07-25-2019
The rate of unemployment rose 1% from May to June in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties region, according to preliminary data Wednesday from the Department of Workforce Development.
Jim's Sports Heaven owner to retire
OCONOMOWOC — After nearly 30 years in Oconomowoc and over 63 years working in the sporting goods industry, Jim Appenzeller of Jim’s Sports Heaven is calling it a career.
Make way for tacos 07-24-2019
WAUKESHA — Demolition of a former office building and daycare facility at 2707 N. Grandview Blvd., near the busy intersection of North Grandview Boulevard and Silvernail Road, has begun.
MGIC Investment reports 2Q results 07-24-2019
MILWAUKEE — MGIC Investment Corp. (MTG) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $167.8 million.
Harley ridership hits all-time high as retail sales decrease
MILWAUKEE — Although Harley-Davidson has reached an all-time high, its retail sales continue to decline as the Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker struggles to sell new bikes to riders.
Life Time Brookfield preview center opens 07-24-2019
BROOKFIELD — Specializing in premier athletic workout spaces, Life Time has opened a preview center in Brookfield in advance of its facility opening this fall.
New Hartland location for 360 Fitness 07-24-2019
HARTLAND — 360 Fitness has been in business for the last two years in the Hartland Industrial Park. Located on North Shore Drive, the fitness center had a small space in a big commercial building.
Quad, LSC call off merger 07-24-2019
SUSSEX — Under pressure from a federal antitrust lawsuit, two rival printing giants, Chicago-based LSC Communications and Quad/Graphics, have agreed to terminate their proposed $1.4 billion merger.
Prestwick may need more approvals 07-24-2019
LAC LA BELLE — The Prestwick Group will be asked to seek approvals from the Lac La Belle Lake Management District before starting any more construction in a creek that runs through the club at Lac La Belle Golf Course.
Wisconsin tribe sues Enbridge to force pipeline removal
MADISON, Wis. — A Native American tribe in Wisconsin is suing Enbridge Inc. in hopes of forcing the Canadian company to remove a key pipeline that runs through their reservation.
Wisconsin businesses favored GOP with cash in first half of 2019 07-23-2019
MADISON, Wis. — A new analysis shows Wisconsin Republicans took in nearly five times as much in corporate contributions as Democrats during the first half of 2019.
Harley-Davidson: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $195.6 million.
Ethanol producers launch pro-Trump ad in refinery fight
MADISON, Wis. — Ethanol advocates are launching a television ad praising President Donald Trump for supporting the industry.
Meijer offering 15 percent teacher discount through September 07-23-2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As teachers gear up for back-to-school season, Meijer announced that it is offering a 15 percent discount on classroom essentials to teachers across the Midwest, its largest back-to-school discount ever.
June home sales down 5.8% 07-23-2019
July 12, 2019 – Home sales were down 5.8 percent in June in the metropolitan Milwaukee market over the same period in 2018, according to a report from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors. In Ozaukee County, sales were down 6.3 percent from the previous June.
Partners' talents combine to make venture click 07-23-2019
GRAFTON — April Calvert and Sarah Weinrich met through a golf league at Mee-Kwon six years ago and have been friends since.
Organic Valley to launch ultra-filtered milk 07-23-2019
WAUKESHA — Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, will introduce UltraT, the first organic ultra-filtered milk available nationally.
Russ Darrow Group relocated dealership opened Monday
MENOMONEE FALLS — Russ Darrow Group announced its relocated Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership in Milwaukee opened for business on Monday in the Metro Auto Mall on the northwest side of Milwaukee off Highway 41/45 and Good Hope Road.
Bacchus temporarily closes for renovations 07-23-2019
MILWAUKEE — For its 15th anniversary, Bacchus, part of The Bartolotta Restaurants, will be renovated and have its menu changed.
Woodman's files another excessive tax lawsuit against Waukesha 07-20-2019
WAUKESHA — Woodman’s Food Market, Inc. is already slated to receive a $33,294 refund from the city for the amount of taxes it paid in 2018.
Sensient shares up 27% 07-20-2019
MILWAUKEE — Sensient Technologies Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $34.3 million.
ManpowerGroup reports 2Q income of $127.3M 07-20-2019
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $127.3 million.
Brewpub proposed for northeast Waukesha 07-20-2019
WAUKESHA — Vacant land on the northeast side of Waukesha could be occupied by a new office and restaurant building containing a brewpub if the city approves the plans.
Trustees discuss Prestwick violation 07-19-2019
LAC LA BELLE — There were sharp words exchanged among village residents, trustees and Village President Tim Clark at a Village Board meeting Wednesday night over citations the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued against the Prestwick Group Inc. for permit violations while constructing The Club at Lac La Belle golf course.
Snap-On beats Wall Street forecast 07-19-2019
KENOSHA — Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $180.4 million.
315-unit apartment complex proposed for Pabst Farms 07-19-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A 315-unit, nearly 35-acre apartment complex has been proposed by Milwaukee multifamily development firm Mandel Group for the lot in between Valley Road and Oconomowoc Parkway, just west of Summit Elementary School.
Evers starts search for new WEDC leader 07-18-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers says he's starting a search for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's next leader.
Wisconsin unemployment ticks up to 2.9% in June 07-18-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is up slightly after two months at a record low.
WaterView Condominiums appealed to Waukesha County Circuit Court 07-18-2019
WAUKESHA — After being denied in March by a hearing examiner and one appeal denied by the Oconomowoc Plan Commission in June, WaterView Condominiums and developer Peter Renner have filed a civil suit against Oconomowoc.
Fermentorium chosen as second beer garden brewery 07-18-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Cedarburg brewery Fermentorium has been chosen by the Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association as the second brewery to be featured this year at the Village Green Beer Gardens.
Panel recommends permits for building new Casey's General Store 07-18-2019
SLINGER — The village’s Plan Commission Wednesday night recommended approval of a conditional use permit to allow the construction and operation of a new Casey’s General Store fuel station, convenience store and car wash at 651 E. Washington Street.
Former Lakeland Automotive property still vacant 07-18-2019
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Town Administrator Jeff Herrmann said he hasn’t heard any update from Boucher Automotive Group about its plans for the former Lakeland Automotive, N48-W36216 Wisconsin Ave.
Kohl's starts seasonal hiring 07-18-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Summer is still in full swing in Wisconsin, but Kohl’s announced its plans Wednesday for its seasonal hiring, which includes more early hiring of employees than last year.
Germantown leaders OK zoning change for industrial building 07-17-2019
GERMANTOWN — Elected village leaders on Monday night agreed to rezone a stretch of rural land on Germantown’s northwest side to make way for an envisioned plastics distribution plant.
A half-century in Hartford 07-17-2019
HARTFORD — It’s been 50 years as Hartford Cleaners owners and there’s no end in site for this Hartford couple.
Mayor rips Walmart tax suit as 'frivolous' 07-17-2019
WEST BEND — The city’s mayor on Tuesday blasted Walmart’s latest effort to cut its property tax bill, calling the retail giant’s third dark store-related lawsuit in as many years a “frivolous” matter that demanded state lawmakers’ prompt attention.
Iron Town Harley-Davidson shuts down day-to-day operations 07-17-2019
NEW BERLIN — A Facebook post announced Tuesday morning that the Iron Town Harley-Davidson location is closed for day-to-day operations until further notice.
Delafield to debate downtown zoning 07-17-2019
DELAFIELD — The Plan Commission and Common Council are going to consider zoning code changes that could end the Bob Lang era of ambiance and architecture in downtown Delafield, according to present and past city officials.
US industrial production unchanged in June 07-16-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production was flat in June, as a slump in utilities was offset by gains in output by factories and mining.
The 'WOW' counties' hottest jobs 07-16-2019
WisConomy, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's source for economic and labor information, revealed what the "hottest" jobs are in Wisconsin through 2026.
Carlson Tool expanding with purchase of Cardinal Avenue building 07-16-2019
CEDARBURG — Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp. has announced the purchase of a building in Cedarburg as part of an expansion of operations.
Mohr Capital acquires Hyatt Regency Hotel ground lease
MILWAUKEE — Real estate investment firm Mohr Capital announced Monday it has acquired its first hotel ground lease in downtown Milwaukee at 333 W. Kilbourn Ave.
DNR: Prestwick violating permits at La Belle golf course 07-16-2019
LAC LA BELLE — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, for nearly a year, has been investigating allegations Prestwick Group Inc. has violated state environmental permits during construction of the Club at Lac La Belle golf course.
Charming Charlie closing all stores 07-16-2019
WAUKESHA — Women’s accessories and clothing store Charming Charlie announced it will close all of its stores.
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th to close Tosa store 07-14-2019
WAUWATOSA — Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th is the latest victim of the changing retail landscape.
Metro home sales decline 5.8% in June 07-13-2019
WAUKESHA — Home sales in the four-county metro Milwaukee area slowed for the month of June and the second quarter compared to last year, according to a Friday report from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Packers profit drops 98% to $724,000, hurt by losing 07-12-2019
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers reported a profit of just $724,000 in their latest fiscal year, which included their second straight season without a playoff appearance, a large contract extension for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and change in head coach from Mike McCarthy to Matt LaFleur.
Starbucks to stop selling newspapers at stores 07-12-2019
The pleasing sight of Starbucks tables strewn with the day’s paper will be no more.
China imports from US plunge 31% in June amid tariff war 07-12-2019
BEIJING — China's trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Walmart sues New Berlin in dark store lawsuit 07-12-2019
WAUKESHA — Walmart is suing New Berlin for a refund of “excessive real estate taxes” in one of several “dark store lawsuits” that have been filed in Waukesha County over the last few years.
Completion of The Parc on Lac La Belle set for October 07-11-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc Real Estate owner Jon Spheeris said the anticipated construction completion date for The Parc on Lac La Belle is Oct. 1.
Harley-Davidson's electric Hog: 0-60 in 3 seconds 07-11-2019
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electric motorcycle it's rolling out this year that it hopes will capture the imagination of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales.
Sewing together memories 07-11-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A new bridal studio has opened in the heart of downtown Oconomowoc as Kristin Hunzinger brings her expertise and knowledge of bridal gowns and the fashion world back from New York City.
Love of coffee fuels Java Hut's operators 07-11-2019
OCONOMOWOC — After 10 years of ownership, Colleen Hansen has decided to sell her pride and joy, Java Hut, 526 E. Wisconsin Ave., to a new owner who plans to keep the coffee shop under the same name.
Cedarburg is revisiting north side business park 07-11-2019
CEDARBURG — After a number of years of postponing the project due to the downturn of the economy, the city is looking to revisit developing a north-side business park.
West Bend planners green-light industry annexation 07-11-2019
WEST BEND — The Plan Commission this week gave its blessing for a proposed annexation that would grow West Bend by an estimated 155.7 acres and give the city room to expand future industry.
Gehl Foods expansion could hit speed bump 07-11-2019
GERMANTOWN — A cheese and food maker in Germantown has signaled plans to expand its factory.
Badger Packaging to build addition, remodel building
WEST BEND — Badger Packaging Corp. has chosen MSI General for the design and construction of an approximately 6,660-square-foot addition, as well as remodeling of its existing building in West Bend.
Alto-Shaam to have hiring event to prepare for growth
MENOMONEE FALLS — In anticipation of more growth, Alto-Shaam announced it will hold open interviews at its Menomonee Falls headquarters.
Evers: Foxconn will hire 1,500 workers 07-11-2019
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers says he believes Foxconn Technology Group will hire 1,500 people by the time production begins next spring at its new display panel plant in southeastern Wisconsin.
Quad announces strategic partnership with dtx to more directly reach consumers 07-11-2019
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced that through a new partnership, it will support a new direct-to-consumer ecosystem developed by the dtx company.
Development proposed on Lake Country Lutheran-owned land 07-11-2019
HARTLAND – A developer may purchase 53 acres from Lake Country Lutheran High School to construct a mixed-use development on land adjacent to the school.
Drug company to build new plant in southeastern Wisconsin 07-10-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers says an Illinois pharmaceutical company plans to build a drug manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin.
Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas 07-10-2019
NEW YORK — Danica Lause manufactured knitted hats in China for four years and struggled the whole time.
Powell sends strong signal of possible Fed rate cut 07-10-2019
WASHINGTON — Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates late this month for the first time in a decade in light of a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions.
Flooding could lead to lowest corn yield since 2012 07-10-2019
WAUKESHA — Eating corn on the cob may cost people a little more money this year after flooding affected farmers’ ability to plant crops.
Rezone signals future 240K-square-foot industrial building 07-10-2019
GERMANTOWN — Plan Commission members here on Monday night agreed to recommend rezoning a roughly 45-acre swath of agricultural land to make way for a proposed nearly 240,500-square-foot industrial building.
Hartford panel approves plans for business expansion projects 07-10-2019
HARTFORD — Actions by the city’s Plan Commission on Monday night will allow the expansion of two existing area businesses in the city’s Dodge Industrial Park.
Officials: Not German enough 07-10-2019
GERMANTOWN — The village’s busy main thoroughfare could be in line for a new bank someday. But first, it’ll have to pass design muster.
Waukesha State Bank launches private banking 07-10-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank has added private banking to the services it offers through its 13 locations in Waukesha County.
Stir Crazy Brookfield Square location permanently closed
BROOKFIELD — Those looking to enjoy Asian-inspired cuisine have one less local restaurant to choose from.
Wisconsin's largest landfill wants to expand again 07-09-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — The operators of Wisconsin's largest landfill are asking state regulators to approve plans to expand by moving contaminated garbage to make room for more waste.
Evers signs bill regulating electric scooters 07-09-2019
MILWAUKEE — Gov. Tony Evers has signed a bill to regulate electric scooters on roads and sidewalks.
Kohler Credit Union's Saver's Sweepstakes offers new and unique savings opportunity 07-09-2019
KOHLER — Kohler Credit Union has launched Saver’s Sweepstakes, a new prize-linked savings account.
Tramontina closes Manitowoc plant; 145 jobs eliminated
MANITOWOC — An aluminum cookware company has closed its Manitowoc plant, eliminating 145 jobs.
Gardner Denver acquires Swedish company 07-09-2019
MILWAUKEE — On Monday, Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. announced it acquired Oina VV AB, a Stockholm, Sweden-based company, for a net price of $10 million.
Fuel makers launch ad criticizing Trump ethanol mandates 07-08-2019
MADISON, Wis. — An association representing oil refineries is launching a television ad in four potential swing states criticizing President Donald Trump's moves to expand the use of ethanol in gasoline.
Pride in Healthcare scholarship to benefit LGBT community 07-06-2019
BROOKFIELD — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Herzing University-Brookfield have established the Pride in Healthcare scholarship to empower members of the Greater Milwaukee LGBT community through pursuing or advancing their careers in the health care industry.
Paul Davis Restoration to build facility in City of Pewaukee 07-06-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A groundbreaking for Paul Davis Restoration’s new office and warehouse in the Northmound industrial area will be held July 17.
US added a robust 224,000 jobs in June after weak May gain 07-05-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion.
>>Unemployment rate hits record low for Asian Americans
Al fresco at John’s Pizzaria 07-05-2019
GRAFTON — It’s become a great corner to sit outside at and enjoy downtown Grafton, and last week’s approval of a patio plan for John’s Pizzaria will expand that, at least, for pizza fans.
13-year-old plan coming to fruition 07-05-2019
GRAFTON — The Blue Stem subdivision is making headway in the village of Grafton.
'Treading water' 07-05-2019
MADISON — A study on statewide poverty rates released last week revealed mixed results, with improving childhood poverty rates but increased poverty among Wisconsin’s elderly residents.
MMAC report: business activity up in May 07-05-2019
WAUKESHA — The metro Milwaukee economy improved slightly in May compared to April, according to the most recent report from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, which said 11 of 22 indicators pointed in a positive direction versus year-ago levels.
Common Council OKs $3.15M industrial park purchase 07-03-2019
WEST BEND — The city could pay nearly $3.15 million to buy a swath of rural property off its southeastern border for a future industrial park — something city leaders have said West Bend needs but that some neighbors have said they don’t want.
Raised Grain Brewing collaborating with Alpine Valley
WAUKESHA — For the first time Alpine Valley Music Theater is collaborating with a craft beer brewer for its annual concert season.
Council votes help pave way for Reserve development
WAUKESHA — After several months of discussion, a planned mixed-use project pitched for underused land in the heart of Waukesha is moving forward after a pair of pivotal votes Tuesday.
Mequon Public Market makes it official with ribbon cutting, live music 07-02-2019
The Mequon Public Market officially opened to the public June 22, celebrating with a grand opening, a ribbon cutting and live music.
Menomonee Falls restaurant to pay tribute to historic ice harvesting 07-02-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — The logo for the new Waterlin Coffee Bar and Bistro is of a block of ice with harvesting tools — symbolizing the area’s historic ice harvesting industry and the man who started it on the Menomonee River.
'I always wanted to be a garbage man' 07-02-2019
CEDARBURG — Ozaukee Disposal is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the waste disposal business.
Website lets residents see development applications 07-02-2019
CEDARBURG — Active development applications that are submitted to the Town of Cedarburg Planning Department are tracked on town’s website.
Dielectric Manufacturing to build new plant and HQ in Germantown 07-02-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Dielectric Manufacturing will break ground on its new headquarters on Wednesday.
Waukesha council to vote on $33K settlement with Woodman's 07-02-2019
WAUKESHA — The Common Council will vote tonight to settle a “dark store” lawsuit filed against the city in 2017 by Woodman’s Food Market.
Eagle Park Brewing Company coming to Muskego business park 07-02-2019
MUSKEGO — Eagle Park Brewing Company will be bringing craft brews and a selection of food to a Muskego business park, the company confirmed via its Facebook page.
Downtown Delafield development requires code changes
DELAFIELD — After an hour and a half of public hearing, with testimony from nearly 30 citizens on Wednesday night, proponents and opponents of plans for two four-story buildings at the corner of Main and Genesee streets agreed downtown Delafield will be changed, forever, if the plans are approved by the city.
Hartland to discuss food truck policy 06-30-2019
HARTLAND — The village of Hartland Parks and Recreation Board is set to discuss when and where to allow food trucks in Hartland at a meeting Monday.
New Germantown website targeted at tourists 06-29-2019
GERMANTOWN — Want to know what’s going on in Germantown? Where to stay? How you can hold a meeting or other corporate style event in the village?
Roots closing Waukesha location 06-28-2019
WAUKESHA — The Roots location in Waukesha, 363 W. Main St., will close at the end of the business day today for good in favor of a new coffee shop that hopes to open up next week.
Industrial park plans could grow greatly 06-28-2019
WEST BEND — An envisioned 63-acre future industrial park on West Bend’s far southeast side could grow to more than 210 acres, a top city leader confirmed on Thursday.
Irish company acquires Titan Spine in Mequon 06-28-2019
MEQUON — The acquisition of Titan Spine by Medtronic plc has been completed.
U.S. economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in first quarter 06-28-2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between the United States and China.
Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk."
Grafton proactively says no to CBD 06-27-2019
GRAFTON — Though it was not on the agenda as an action item, the Grafton Plan Commission quickly agreed that the village of Grafton’s current zoning was adequate in regards to CBD dispensaries, at least for the time being.
GE Healthcare opens College of HTM 06-27-2019
WAUKESHA — Thinking about just how many medical devices and tools are used in hospitals every day can be overwhelming.
Payroll Control Systems moving offices to Brookfield 06-27-2019
BROOKFIELD — Payroll and human resources solutions company Payroll Control Systems is relocating its Milwaukee-area office July 1.
Jewell Homes adds remodeling division 06-27-2019
MUSKEGO — Jewell Homes LLC announced Wednesday it has added a home remodeling division.
Unemployment rates increase in W.O.W. counties 06-27-2019
WAUKESHA — The unemployment rates for Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties increased slightly in May compared to the previous month, data released by the Department of Workforce Development showed Wednesday.
Actuant reports 3Q income of $32.4M 06-27-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $32.4 million.
Hartland board tables pedicab proposal 06-26-2019
HARTLAND — The Village Board chose to table a discussion regarding a startup company that has proposed pedicab services in the village.
Developing the internet of things 06-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Microsoft has pledged more than $1.5 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in collaborative efforts between students, businesses and the government.
State jobs agency head says he will step down this fall
MADISON — The leader of Wisconsin’s jobs agency that negotiated the Foxconn Technology Group deal is stepping down later this year, around the time that he could be replaced by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
Ever-growing St. Paul Fish Company expands to Mequon
MEQUON — The St. Paul Fish Company opened in Mequon May 9 with a soft opening.
Wittes' plan takes another step forward 06-25-2019
CEDARBURG — After more than a year with little progress, plans to expand the existing operation at Witte’s Vegetable Stand took another small, but important leap forward at last Wednesday’s meeting of the town of Cedarburg Plan Commission.
Casey's General Store could open by
Aug. 13
HARTFORD — The start of construction of a new Casey’s General Store on the city’s west side was delayed a few months, but company officials still hope to have the chain’s newest store open by Aug. 13.
Piggly Wiggly to lay off 59 at Kenosha store 06-25-2019
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has received a Wisconsin Business Closing and Mass Layoff (WARN) notice from Piggly Wiggly, which will affect its Kenosha Store #4 location at 2801 14th Place.
Silverspot Cinema to open July 12 in The Corners of Brookfield 06-25-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The first Silverspot Cinema in Wisconsin, a boutique movie theater, will open July 12 in The Corners of Brookfield.
Farmers struggle with hemp grain, hang hopes on fiber, CBD
VIROQUA — Farmers are questioning whether growing hemp for grain will ever be profitable in Wisconsin, but they see the potential in the future of hemp fiber and CBD products.
Evers signs bill targeting businesses moving out of state
MADISON. — Gov. Tony Evers has signed into law a bill that eliminates a tax benefit for companies that move out of Wisconsin.
Evers signs bill allowing for larger liquor sales 06-24-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers has signed into law a measure supported by mega-liquor store Total Wine & More that allows for larger quantities of liquor to be sold at a single transaction at certain stores.
Wisconsin frac sand mines sit dormant as competition grows 06-24-2019
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Wisconsin's frac sand industry is grappling with several idled mines as the sector faces increased competition in Texas and Oklahoma.
'Piggly Bank' to open no later than end of month 06-23-2019
KEWASKUM — The so-called “Piggly Bank” is almost ready to open its doors to customers after the Westbury Bank fire led the company to think outside the box.
Germantown golf course project could add 250 housing units 06-23-2019
GERMANTOWN — A local golf course and an area property management company could make potentially sweeping changes to the 18-hole BlackStone Creek Golf Club in a move that envisions bringing hundreds more rental units to Germantown someday.
Harken sells City of Pewaukee HQ to private investor for $15M 06-23-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Harken, Inc. has sold its City of Pewaukee headquarters to a private real estate investment group, which founder Peter Harken says will help the manufacturer “accelerate” its growth.
Contractor guilty in fraud case 06-22-2019
WAUKESHA — A Brookfield man who stiffed contractors that worked with him to build a new home for Lake Country Bible Church five years ago admitted his guilt in court Friday.
Costly cars 06-22-2019
WAUKESHA — Cars are one of the big ticket items in many household budgets, and prices have been on the rise.
Retail Federation issues warning about increased Chinese tariffs 06-22-2019
WAUKESHA - On Friday, the National Retail Federation expressed concern about possible increased tariffs on Chinese goods, saying it would have a negative effect on Americans.
Richfield accepts road, rail payments from Kwik Trip 06-21-2019
RICHFIELD — The Village Board has accepted two checks, totaling about $375,000, as partial payment for some road and rail infrastructure work that will take place due to the upcoming construction of a new Kwik Trip convenience store at the site of a former truck stop.
Summerfest Tech to host startups pitching investment opportunities 06-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — During Summerfest Tech’s first 5 Lakes Pitch Competition, local technological startup companies will have the chance to pitch ideas to community investors and business executives — and win $10,000 in cash prizes.
Justice Department seeks to block Quad’s acquisition 06-21-2019
SUSSEX — The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit Thursday to block Quad/Graphics, Inc. from acquiring LSC Communications Inc., which Quad said it will "vigorously defend."
Mequon Public Market to open Saturday
MEQUON — The grand opening of the Mequon Public Market at Spur 16 will be marked with music and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Dielectric to break ground now on July 3 06-21-2019
GERMANTOWN — The groundbreaking scheduled for Dielectric’s 103,000-square-foot building project in Germantown was moved to July 3 at 2 p.m.
Milwaukee incubator kitchen opening in Sherman Park
MILWAUKEE — UpStart Kitchen, an incubator kitchen, will open this summer in Sherman Park.
Wisconsin unemployment rate remains at 2.8% 06-20-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at a record low.
CBD discussion moves to Grafton 06-20-2019
GRAFTON — The cannabidoil conversation is moving into Grafton.
WaterView Condominiums further denied by Plan Commission 06-20-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Plan Commission voted unanimously to affirm hearing examiner John Fuchs’ decision to deny developer Peter Renner’s WaterView Condominium project last Wednesday evening, citing the design didn’t match that of the historic Isthmus District.
May Garden Center to close downtown location after 63 years 06-20-2019
OCONOMOWOC — May Garden Center will be closing its doors on June 29 after being a staple in downtown Oconomowoc for almost 64 years.
Foxconn pours concrete for Gen6 Fab Manufacturing Facility 06-20-2019
MOUNT PLEASANT — On Wednesday, Foxconn Technology Group and its construction manager, Gilbane | Exyte began the concrete foundations and footing pour for the 988,999-square-foot Generation 6 Fabrication manufacturing facility at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Wisconsin.
Fed leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of future cuts
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday but signaled that it's prepared to start cutting rates if needed to protect the U.S. economy from trade conflicts and other threats.
No reservations about downtown Reserve project 06-19-2019
WAUKESHA — A planned apartment-anchored mixed-use development on vacant downtown land along the Fox River received unanimous approval Tuesday as the Common Council had an opportunity to weigh in and vote on the proposal.
West Bend leaders OK steps for Kwik Trip in city's northeast corner 06-19-2019
WEST BEND — Common Council members here this week took a few key steps toward permitting construction of a new Kwik Trip gas station and convenience store on the city’s far northeast side.
Suburban Asphalt starts construction of new facility 06-19-2019
NEW BERLIN — Ground has been broken for a new facility in New Berlin for Suburban Asphalt.
W.O.W. counties among best budgeteers in state 06-19-2019
BROOKFIELD — While many people struggle with keeping a budget, those living in Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties are some of the best at doing so in the state, according to a survey.
MSI General hired to build Waukesha hotel 06-19-2019
WAUKESHA — Kingbird Real Estate has selected MSI General to design and construct a four-story, 95-room Avid Hotel near Meadow Lane and Marshview Street in Waukesha.
Keller to build for Casey's General Store in Hartford 06-19-2019
HARTFORD — Keller, Inc. will build the approximately 4,500-square-foot Casey’s General Store on Hartford’s west side.
Bill Bauerband, Linden Investment Consultants seek to acquire existing investment practice 06-18-2019
CEDARBURG — Linden Investment Consultants, a financial services firm located in Cedarburg, announced its interest in acquiring an additional existing investment practice.
No more sad Mondays 06-18-2019
THIENSVILLE — Sandra Lind is the new owner of A Floral Affair in Thiensville. She’s fulfilling her lifelong ambition to work with fresh flowers and green plants.
West Bend Walmart sold to Calif. firm
WEST BEND — A San Diego real estate investment firm has purchased West Bend’s south-side Walmart property, the city assessor’s office confirmed on Monday.
Minneapolis company proposes $40M senior living facility
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Minneapolis-based developer The Waters has proposed a 150-unit senior living development in the city.
Komatsu Mining acquires Canadian manufacturer 06-18-2019
MILWAUKEE — Komatsu Mining Corp. announced Monday the acquisition of Timberock International Ltd., based in Elliot Lake, Ontario.
Elm Grove looking to revitalize its downtown area 06-16-2019
ELM GROVE — Small, quaint and safe are some of the top words that Elm Grove residents associate with their downtown, according to an online survey administered earlier this year on the village’s website.
Design plan temporarily tabled for Richfield bar expansion
RICHFIELD — A design plan for a major expansion and renovation of the Pleasant Hill Bar and Grill has been temporarily placed on hold after the village’s Architectural Review Committee tabled the proposal at their meeting Wednesday night due to concern about a portion of the exterior design.
Cakes While U Wait under new ownership 06-16-2019
PEWAUKEE — Cakes While U Wait bakery in Pewaukee is now under new ownership after owner Debbie Arestad retired and sold the business, according to a press release.
May Garden Center closing after 63 years 06-16-2019
OCONOMOWOC — After 63 years of business as a downtown Oconomowoc staple, May Garden Center, 132 E. Wisconsin Ave., will be closing its doors, according to owner Mary May.
Silly Willyz to close 06-16-2019
PEWAUKEE — Silly Willyz at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Pewaukee will close soon, according to a press release.
Bank First receives approval for merger with Partnership
CEDARBURG — Manitowoc-based Bank First has received approval from the shareholders of Partnership Community Bancshares Inc. parent company of Partnership Bank, to complete its merger of the two organizations.
Associated Banc-Corp closes on acquisition 06-16-2019
GREEN BAY — Associated Banc-Corp announced Friday that its subsidiary, Associated Bank, N.A., has closed its previously announced acquisition of the Wisconsin branch banking operations of The Huntington National Bank, a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.
Retail federation: Economy is picking up 06-15-2019
WAUKESHA - Retail sales increased a half-percent in May compared to April, and 3.2% adjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation on Friday. 
Richfield Plan Commission tables design for business park building 06-14-2019
RICHFIELD — Approval of a design plan for a new building being proposed in the village’s Endeavor Industrial Park has been tabled because of concerns expressed by members of the Architectural Review Committee over some of the materials proposed to be used on the building’s exterior.
Duluth Holdings: Fiscal 1Q earnings snapshot 06-14-2019
MOUNT HOREB — Duluth Holdings Inc. (DLTH) on Thursday reported a loss of $7.6 million in its fiscal first quarter.
National study: finances improving, emergency funds lacking 06-14-2019
American households have improved in financial security in the last year as the economy has grown, according to a new federal study.
Commission hits brakes on proposal for St. Mary's 06-14-2019
PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission voted unanimously to table Capri Community’s plans to redevelop St. Mary’s Church after nearly two hours of public comments at a Thursday night meeting.
Council says no to CBD in downtown
CEDARBURG — Following the recommendation from Cedarburg’s Plan Commission, the Cedarburg Common Council unanimously voted not to change the city’s existing zoning code to allow CBD dispensaries in the downtown B-3 Central Business District.
Commission OKs site plan for Carmex 06-13-2019
HARTFORD — The site plan to allow the construction of a new Carmex Precision Tool location in the city’s Dodge Industrial Park was approved earlier this week by the Plan Commission.
Industrial park tenant plans move forward in Mukwonago 06-13-2019
MUKWONAGO — Two companies with plans to build new facilities in Mukwonago’s industrial park on the south side of the village were approved at a Tuesday night Plan Commission meeting.
Pat and Lori Fox: Lake Country’s grocers 06-13-2019
HARTLAND — A customer at the Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly in Hartland accidentally tore up $50 in cash while walking out of the store.
Muskego Chamber of Commerce relocating 06-13-2019
MUSKEGO — The Muskego Chamber of Commerce is seeking a new tenant to lease its current space while the chamber searches for a new location.
Commission approves, recommends proposed hotel 06-13-2019
WAUKESHA — A proposed 95-room hotel moved one step closer to reality Wednesday, following favorable comments from members of a city panel.
Hartford council approves deal for new downtown parking lot 06-12-2019
HARTFORD — The Common Council Tuesday night gave unanimous approval to a plan that will allow construction of a new municipal parking lot adjacent to the downtown.
Zilber Property Group to construct Pleasant Prairie facility
MILWAUKEE — Zilber Property Group announced it will built a 50,000-square-foot industrial build-to-suit facility for Kenosha-based Bio Fab Technologies, Inc. in Pleasant Prairie.
Milwaukee and Madison lead metro areas in hiring predictions 06-12-2019
WAUKESHA — Not only is Wisconsin one of five states in the country with the strongest jobs outlook, according to a survey from ManpowerGroup, Milwaukee and Madison made the list of top metro areas in the country for the same reason.
Kohl's to close all Off/Aisle locations 06-12-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — All four Kohl’s Off/Aisle stores will close Aug. 3, the Menomonee Falls company announced Tuesday.
Potawatomi to offer Topgolf Swing Suite Bays 06-11-2019
MILWAUKEE — A new entertainment option is coming to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino that offers fun for golfers and non-golfers from the comfort of a suite.
Culver's unveils new Flavors of the Day
WAUKESHA — What will be your new flavor of the day? Culver’s will unveil four new flavors during this summer.
Metro Milwaukee home sales increase for first time in 2019 06-11-2019
WAUKESHA — For the first time this year, home sales in the metro Milwaukee area increased.
Hartford companies' new owner: No plans to move jobs
HARTFORD — An official with the Kentucky equity firm that recently bought out a couple manufacturers here said there are no plans to shut down factories or move jobs.
Manitou Group looks to bulldoze carbon emissions 06-09-2019
WEST BEND — Carbon dioxide levels are up. A West Bend manufacturer is trying to help reverse that — one truckload at a time.
New Avid Hotel brand proposed for Meadow Lane 06-09-2019
WAUKESHA — A new name in the hospitality industry — Avid Hotel — is proposing a 41,700-square-foot, four-story hotel with 95 guest rooms on the northwest side of the city.
Retailers stock up as tariffs loom  06-08-2019
WAUKESHA - As pending tariffs loom closer, retailers are continuing to stock up on inventory, according to a Friday release from the National Retail Federation.
Menomonee Falls Hotel joins Marriott collection  06-08-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS - The Menomonee Falls Hotel, previously the Radisson, is undergoing a complete interior renovation in preparation of becoming part of the Delta Hotels by Marriott collection.

Chefs for Seniors launches in southeast Wisconsin  06-08-2019
WATERFORD - Chefs for Seniors, a growing national franchise that specializes in providing affordable, fresh and healthy meals to senior citizens, will open a new location in southeastern Wisconsin.

EconomicsWisconsin launches agreement with Carroll University  06-08-2019
WAUKESHA - A partnership between EconomicsWisconsin and Carroll University is intended to expand economics and personal finance education in the state’s K-12 education system.
Developer to alter plans for proposed 56-acre mixed-use development in Muskego 06-07-2019
MUSKEGO — Neumann Developments, Inc. has proposed a 56-acre mixed-use development in Muskego, but the Pewaukee-based company will likely its their proposal following a Tuesday night Plan Commission meeting, said Steve DeCleene, president of Neumann Developments.
Germantown firm creates Healthcare Center of Excellence 06-07-2019
GERMANTOWN — Tooling, molding and equipment technologies firm MGS Manufacturing is working to consolidate operations at its Germantown plant, as it invests $20 million to create a new Healthcare Center of Excellence, according to a company press release.
Oconomowoc company launches office technology 06-07-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Greg Walters Inc. announced it has launched ArcDrive, which will allow vendors to initiate or build out managed print services engagements.
Program expands computer science instruction in Wisconsin 06-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — Dozens of Wisconsin schools are participating in a program created by tech giant Microsoft's philanthropic arm to address a shortage of computer science professionals across the country.
Indeed Brewing Company chosen for first 2019 beer garden 06-06-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Downtown Oconomowoc Area Business Association has chosen Indeed Brewing Company — a Minneapolis-based craft brewery — to be the featured beer at the first Village Green Beer Garden of 2019.
Creative License owner to expand art studio to Pewaukee
HARTFORD —- The owner of Creative License, Angela Eisenhut, is in the midst of prepping her art studio for a second location in Pewaukee after three to four years of rebuilding the company.
Hartford companies acquired by Kentucky firm 06-06-2019
WEST BEND — A Kentucky-based private equity firm announced this week it had bought two Hartford manufacturing companies, plus one in Milwaukee.
REV Group’s sales increase 1% for quarter 06-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — Net sales increased 1% during the second quarter for REV Group, Inc. when compared to the specialty vehicle manufacturer’s second quarter last year.
Gundrum: Lawmakers eyeing 'a start' on addressing 'dark stores' 06-05-2019
WEST BEND — A state representative told city leaders this week that lawmakers in Madison were working on a raft of bills aimed at helping address “Dark Store” tax lawsuits targeting cities like West Bend.
Downtown senior center plans outlined 06-05-2019
WEST BEND — A developer has proposed building an “active senior living community” on a downtown-area property where a factory once operated.
Lands’ End reports loss 06-05-2019
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Tuesday reported a loss of $6.8 million in its fiscal first quarter.
A. O. Smith launches line of wholesale residential water treatment solutions 06-05-2019
MILWAUKEE — Global water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation has introduced its first A. O. Smith line of residential water treatment products available exclusively to the wholesale channel.
R&R Insurance moves to new headquarters 06-05-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — R& R Insurance has made the transition to its new headquarters in the City of Pewaukee.
Marcus Theatres announces new Movie Tavern offerings
MILWAUKEE — In time for the summer blockbuster season, 15 of the 22 Movie Tavern by Marcus locations will get new amenities, including DreamLounger recliner seating, SuperScreen DLX or UltraScreen DLX auditoriums.
Cubanitas opening 3rd location in The Corners 06-05-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Offering the taste of Cuba, Cubanitas announced it will open its third location in The Corners in the Town of Brookfield.
Wolf Run properties up for sale 06-05-2019
MUKWONAGO — Several Greenwald family-owned properties along Wolf Run in an area called the Gateway District on the south side of Mukwonago are now listed for sale with a real-estate agent.
Wing It! becomes the Good Land Wing Co. 06-04-2019
PORT WASHINGTON — Wing It! is undergoing a series of changes, including its name.
Local takes a different path than planned 06-04-2019
MEQUON — Out of high school, Matt Willms headed to UW-LaCrosse to pursue an athletic degree, thinking he would love to coach. He soon felt he needed a larger challenge and switched to pre-med.
Moreland OB-GYN to offer laughing gas during labor 06-04-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Future moms looking for more agency during their childbirth experience now have one more option.
Bliss Communications to sell newspapers, radio stations
JANESVILLE, Wis. — A southern Wisconsin-based communications company plans to sell its newspapers and radio stations.
Waukesha Common Council to consider annexation proposal 06-02-2019
WAUKESHA — After receiving approval from the city’s Plan Commission, a proposal to annex about 3.93 acres of land from the Town of Waukesha at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Genesee Road so Froedtert can construct a 6,000-square-foot clinic will be discussed at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting.
Developer eyes $1 land buy from West Bend 06-02-2019
WEST BEND — City officials are considering selling a roughly 3.3-acre former factory site for $1 with plans that developers will someday deliver a new downtown-area hotel there.
Judge rejects Shopko's bankruptcy plan 05-31-2019
GREEN BAY, Wis. — A federal judge has rejected Shopko's bankruptcy plan.
Hartford council OKs grant of privilege pact with Rincon 225 developers 05-31-2019
HARTFORD — Modifications of plans for the location of air conditioning equipment for the Rincon 225 82-unit apartment complex under construction in the city’s downtown has caused the project’s developers to seek a grant of privilege agreement.
Is closing the loophole the answer?
WEST BEND — The dark store loophole has gained increasing attention as companies like Menards file lawsuits and state politicians vow to press the issue legislatively.
US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year average below 4% 05-30-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fifth consecutive week, tipping the key 30-year loan average below 4% for the first time in nearly a year and a half.
Soggy fields leave Midwestern farmers with few good answers 05-30-2019
DES MOINES, Iowa — Between the country's trade dispute with China and the seemingly endless storms that have drenched the central U.S., Iowa farmer Robb Ewoldt has had plenty of time to think about whether it's too late to plant this season, how much federal aid he might get if he does or whether to skip it altogether and opt for an insurance payment.
Oconomowoc gets ink'd 05-30-2019
OCONOMOWOC — You won’t see signage for it, or a board pointing you inside, but tucked in an alley at 110 W. Wisconsin Ave. between the Mann Block Building and Eagles Landing is Oconomowoc’s newest business, Brickview Tattoo.
Spur 16 violations addressed at Planning Commission meeting 05-30-2019
MEQUON – There’s more than a hiccup or two in Shaffer Development’s compliance with the existing developer agreement for the Spur 16 project.
Zurn Industries to sponsor Milwaukee World Festival 05-30-2019
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. announced a new multiyear sponsorship agreement Wednesday with Zurn Industries, a Rexnord Company.
Foxconn selects Waukesha subcontractor for Racine County project 05-30-2019
WAUKESHA — Another company with Waukesha County ties has been selected to work on Foxconn Technology Group’s massive Racine County project.
5 Joints @ 5 Points revamping menu options 05-30-2019
WAUKESHA — Some new options are slated to join the 5 Joints @ 5 Points family.
Rogers Behavioral Health expands in Summit, West Allis 05-30-2019
SUMMIT — Rogers Behavioral Health is expanding access to residential mental health and addiction treatment in its southeastern Wisconsin facilities including in Summit and West Allis.
Hartford panel OKs plan for new downtown parking lot 05-29-2019
HARTFORD — A proposal to increase parking in the city’s downtown was recommended unanimously by the Common Council’s Public Works Committee during the group’s regular meeting at City Hall Tuesday night.
New location for Rachel's Roses 05-28-2019
CEDARBURG — Rachel’s Roses is blooming, in the best possible way.
Officials: Menards withdraws 'Dark Store' suit against West Bend 05-28-2019
WEST BEND — Several government officials here have said a big-box retailer suing West Bend to knock down several years’ worth of property taxes is withdrawing its lawsuit against the city.
West Bend officials discuss closing dark store loophole
WEST BEND — The West Bend Chamber of Commerce held its annual spring breakfast to discuss a pressing issue that members feel demand a solution — known as the dark store loophole.
CBD businesses struggle as credit unions, banks close their accounts 05-26-2019
WAUKESHA — The 2018 Farm Bill was the catalyst for the CBD craze across Wisconsin in 2019, but local CBD businesses now face a set of new challenges with some banking institutions closing their accounts.
In the business of smiles 05-25-2019
WAUKESHA — When Evan McCarthy was in 8th grade, he was accidentally hit with a wayward baseball bat during gym class. He lost four of his front teeth.
Brady reports 3Q earnings of $34.8M
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corp. (BRC) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $34.8 million.
$2M development fund created in Waukesha County 05-24-2019
WAUKESHA — To encourage economic development in Waukesha County, the Generating Resources and Opportunity in Waukesha County Fund has been created by the Waukesha County Center for Growth.
Modine reports 4Q income of $6.3M 05-23-2019
RACINE — Modine Manufacturing Co. (MOD) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $6.3 million.
Target smashes profit expectations as e-commerce improves 05-23-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. said its profit jumped 9% in the latest quarter, smashing expectations as its investments to make digital shopping easier and more convenient paid off.
'More than just barbecue' 05-23-2019
STONE BANK — A new barbecue restaurant called Boondocks Barbecue, Burgers and Brew, N67-W33525 Highway K, has opened up in Stone Bank and it’s looking to offer up more than just brisket and ribs to its customers.
Vintage Café closes after 14 years 05-23-2019
CEDARBURG — After 14 years of serving memorable salads, soups and breads to patrons from both near and far, the Vintage Café in downtown Cedarburg closed its doors for good Sunday.
Beer industry contributes $9 billion annually to Wisconsin’s economy 05-23-2019
WAUKESHA — While a cold can of beer is synonymous with summer activities in Wisconsin — from music festivals to fishing — it’s a year-round industry that contributes about $9 billion annually to the state’s economy.
W.O.W. region’s unemployment drops to 2.7% in April
WAUKESHA — The unemployment rate dropped yet again in the Milwaukee- Waukesha-Ozaukee Washington counties to 2.7% in April.
Fleet Farm work continues 05-22-2019
WEST BEND — Elected city leaders this week tied up a few remaining agreements surrounding an under-construction project to build a new Fleet Farm retail outlet on West Bend’s far west side.
TopLine Results celebrates 20 years 05-22-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — TopLine Results Corporation, a customer relationship management consulting firm based in Pewaukee, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Jason Wu to to create holiday clothing designs for Kohl's
MENOMONEE FALLS — Jason Wu will create an exclusive, limited edition women’s apparel capsule for Kohl’s this holiday season, the Menomonee Falls-based retailer announced Tuesday.
Cornerstone Community Bank targets July 1 for new Slinger branch opening 05-22-2019
SLINGER — Cornerstone Community Bank, based in Grafton, has announced plans to soon open a branch of the bank at 1155 E. Commerce Blvd. in Slinger.
Dressbarn 'winding down' retail operations 05-22-2019
WEST BEND — Dressbarns across the country, including stores in West Bend and Brookfield, will begin steps to wind down their retail operations.
J.C Penney and Kohl's struggle in fiscal 1st quarter 05-21-2019
NEW YORK — J.C. Penney and Kohl's struggled during the start of the year, raising concern about the challenges for the department store industry ahead.
Part of Foxtown clears hurdle 05-21-2019
MEQUON — The Mequon Planning Commission gave unanimous approval May 13 to two three-story buildings that will be part of the Foxtown Development in Mequon’s Town Center.
Officials OK amended Kwik Trip developer’s pact 05-21-2019
RICHFIELD — Changes in a developer’s agreement between the village Kwik Trip Inc. should have no impact and cause no delay in the start of construction of the company’s new, multimillion-dollar store in the village on the site of a former truck stop near the intersection of Highways 41/45 and 167.
West Bend Council OKs steps toward industrial park on southeast side 05-21-2019
WEST BEND — Common Council members took a few key steps Monday toward creating an industrial park on West Bend’s far southeast side despite objections from nearby residents who said the future development could effectively encroach on their back yards.
Kohl’s establishes partnership to expand sports merchandise 05-21-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s have formed an exclusive, long-term partnership with Fanatics, a manufacturer and distributor of licensed sports merchandise, to increase the amount of fan gear available through Kohl’s.
Expert predicts more Wisconsin frac sand mines may close
MADISON, Wis. — The impending bankruptcy of a major frac sand mining company is a sign of the financial woes that could cripple more Wisconsin-based mines due to a nationwide oversupply of sand, according to an industry expert.
Hartford finalizes land sale to Rincon 225 complex for $1
HARTFORD — It may seem like a small price, but the Common Council has approved one big, and final, step in the city’s portion of the process for development of a new 82-unit apartment complex, Rincon 225, adjacent to downtown.
Kettle Moraine Appliance's new location offers shoppers state-of-the art experience 05-19-2019
CEDARBURG — Kettle Moraine Appliance of Cedarburg is now the largest appliance showroom in Wisconsin.
Commission to consider proposal for 6,000-square-foot medical clinic 05-18-2019
WAUKESHA — Froedtert Health Inc. is asking the city to annex about 3.93 acres of land from the Town of Waukesha at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Genesee Road so the health care provider can construct a 6,000-square-foot clinic.
Pam’s Fine Wines closed after 12 years
MUKWONAGO — Pam’s Fine Wines in Mukwonago is closed after serving wine and providing a space for live music for more than a decade.
Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs 05-17-2019
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe.
Richfield, Scenic Pit in dispute over composting at site
RICHFIELD — Richfield officials and Danah Zoulek, owner of the Scenic Pit clean-fill landfill in the village, are involved in another disagreement over the facility’s operation.
Sports Clips coming to Pabst Farms 05-17-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Pabst Farms has its newest occupant in Sports Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leader in men’s and boy’s haircuts.
Delafield approves Gehl manure agreement 05-17-2019
DELAFIELD — Despite protests from some of their Nashotah neighbors and objections from a city alderwoman, the Common Council has agreed to allow Gehl Farmland Investments to inject liquid manure on 262 acres of farmland near the Nashotah Seminary on the city’s northwest side.
Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 2.8% in April 05-16-2019
MADISON, Wis. — New data shows Wisconsin's unemployment rate fell, matching a record low last month.
NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer 05-16-2019
DETROIT — A Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined.
The Pavilions to get big facelift 05-16-2019
MEQUON — The Pavilions shopping center will likely get a major makeover soon.
Jackson board approves downtown tattoo shop 05-16-2019
JACKSON — The Village Board on Tuesday gave the green light to Rich Malnory to open the Event Horizon tattoo shop.
Bayside to serve community with seafood 05-16-2019
OKAUCHEE — There is a new restaurant coming to Okauchee — one that aims to build upon the village’s plan to boost its new downtown business plan.
Food trucks returning for Friday lunches 05-16-2019
WAUKESHA — Looking for a new place to grab an outdoor lunch on Fridays this summer without getting into a tailspin?
Waukesha property suits luxury apartment developer’s vision 05-16-2019
WAUKESHA — When the vacant land between St. Paul Avenue and the Fox River in downtown Waukesha became available for sale, developer Mike Campbell saw its potential as a site for luxury apartments.
Lowlands Group to host Wauwatosa beer garden 05-15-2019
MILWAUKEE — Lowlands Group will bring a beer garden to the historic village district of Wauwatosa this summer.
Milwaukee area Qdoba locations to offer meat alternative
WAUKESHA — Qdoba Mexican Eats in the Milwaukee area will be offering a meat alternative on its menus called Impossible Meat.
Business Health Care Group establishes Welldoc partnership 05-15-2019
MILWAUKEE — The Business Health Care Group, a coalition of employers located throughout eastern Wisconsin, announced a partnership with Welldoc, a leading digital therapeutic company working with individuals with chronic diseases.
Luxury apartment building proposed for downtown 05-15-2019
WAUKESHA — For several years only grass and dandelions have stood on the vacant land near the Fox River off Barstow Street and St. Paul Avenue in downtown Waukesha, but that could soon change if a proposal for 186 luxury apartments is approved for the site.
Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America's heartland
BISMARCK, N.D. — When President Donald Trump began talking about tariffs in 2017, Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer suspected that her crop could become a weapon.
Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center proposes expansion
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center has plans to construct an approximately 33,000-square-foot 24-hour emergency and specialty vet hospital along the east side of Pewaukee Road south of Interstate 94 and just north of the single-family residences on Sherwood Drive.
Ever Beautiful, new skin-care wellness studio, plans open houses on upcoming weekends 05-14-2019
THIENSVILLE — Ever Beautiful, a recently opened skincare wellness studio, plans an open house during upcoming weekends.
St. Paul Fish Co. plans grand opening Saturday in Mequon’s Spur 16 05-14-2019
MEQUON — St. Paul Fish Co. plans to open its doors to the public Saturday in Mequon’s Spur 16 development, 6200 W. Mequon Road.
Nissen Staffing Continuum to keep its name after acquisition 05-14-2019
WAUKESHA — Despite being acquired by 6th Avenue Group, Nissen Staffing Continuum will continue to function much as it has and with the same name, said Kim Korth, a founder of 6th Avenue Group.
Racine Journal Times to lay off 39 workers 05-14-2019
RACINE — The Racine Journal Times notified the Department of Workforce Development on Monday it will lay off 39 employees, all press room or mail room.
Commission to review preliminary proposals for housing, retail 05-14-2019
MUKWONAGO — Tonight’s Plan Commission meeting is packed with several projects including proposals for multi-tenant housing, senior housing and retail.
Commission OKs public hearing on comprehensive plan change 05-12-2019
RICHFIELD — The Plan Commission has approved holding a public hearing on June 20 about a request for a change in the village’s comprehensive plan that will allow construction of a new parking area and expansion of the Pleasant Hill Bar and Grill.
Meli in downtown Waukesha closing 05-12-2019
WAUKESHA — This weekend will be the final one for downtown Waukesha restaurant Meli.
Lakefront business patio expansion gets preliminary approval 05-12-2019
PEWAUKEE – The Plan Commission has approved conditional use permits for three lakefront businesses requesting to expand their outdoor patio seating, but commissioners applied a number of contingencies.
MISSION BBQ to honor vets with free food 05-12-2019
BROOKFIELD — MISSION BBQ is honoring veterans and service members with free food beginning on Monday until May 18.
Brightway Insurance expands into Wisconsin, opens in Menomonee Falls 05-11-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Brightway, The Carmichael Agency, offering insurance for homes, vehicles and more, will open Monday.
Real estate market was chilly in April 05-11-2019
WAUKESHA — The metro Milwaukee area saw home sales cool in April.
Audit finds ongoing problems with Wisconsin economic agency 05-10-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's economic development agency that negotiated the state's deal with Foxconn Technology Group continues to have a host of problems with how it tracks job creation and awards given to companies, an audit released Friday found.
Stevens Point plant laying off a third of its workforce 05-10-2019
STEVENS POINT, Wis. — A major employer in Stevens Point will cut its workforce by at least a third in the coming two years.
Financially troubled paper mill seeks buyer, plans layoffs
PARK FALLS, Wis. — A financially troubled paper mill in northern Wisconsin is seeking a buyer as an alternative to bankruptcy.
Froedtert, MCW bringing $53M to area
WEST BEND — While construction continues on the new West Bend Health Center adjacent to its current location and and the new ambulatory surgery center next to St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Town of Polk, the area continues to feel the growth of the facilities’ economic impact.
Milwaukee reaches settlement with electric scooter company 05-10-2019
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee has reached an agreement with Bird Rides Inc. over the electric scooters the company released on the city’s streets last summer.
Outside Inn to open today 05-10-2019
MUSKEGO — The long-anticipated Outside Inn with bacon will open to the public today at 10 a.m.
Two Silvernail Road proposals approved 05-09-2019
WAUKESHA — Two commercial properties on Waukesha’s west side are poised for makeovers, following favorable votes from a city panel.
City moves toward building Verizon cellphone store 05-09-2019
WEST BEND — The city’s iPhone and Samsung aficionados could get a new retailer soon.
Cryotherapy business hosts grand opening 05-09-2019
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — New business CryoVibe with the tagline “Where science revolutionizes relaxation” has opened its doors to clients at W359-N9520 Brown St.
Is CBD not right for Cedarburg? 05-09-2019
CEDARBURG — Former mayor and newly appointed Plan Commissioner Kip Kinzel succinctly summed up the CBD debate at Monday night’s Plan Commission meeting.
Room taxes, a tourism barometer, showing growth 05-09-2019
When Erin Hills in 2017 opened its tee boxes and putting greens to professional golfers and their caddies — and transformed just about everything else but its fairways and bunkers into spectator seating — the West Bend area’s hotels scored a collective birdie.
Pet Supplies Plus store gets initial thumbs-up 05-09-2019
WEST BEND — City planning leaders this week green-lighted the next steps in a proposal to bring a new pet supply store to West Bend’s south side.
From 'bubbles' to bountiful banter 05-09-2019
PEWAUKEE — A four-and-a-half year old West Bend boy who virtually ignored visitors and silently led parents to what he wanted now tells jokes, laughs, shows curiosity and emotion.
Third Space Brewing completes major expansion 05-09-2019
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee craft brewer Third Space Brewing will able to produce much more beer having completed the installation of three new brewing tanks Tuesday.
WAC purchases Lake Country Racquet & Athletic Club
HARTLAND — The Wisconsin Athletic Club has purchased Lake Country Racquet & Athletic Club.
New hotel, office planned at former Gehl site 05-08-2019
WEST BEND — The city could get a new downtown-area hotel and office building where a factory once stood.
MMAC: March economic indicators were 'lackluster' 05-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Only 10 of the 23 economic indicators used by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce in March showed improvement compared to year-ago levels.
2 Wisconsin men identified as victims of Illinois factory explosion 05-07-2019
WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Officials identified two more victims of a deadly northern Illinois explosion as crews continued searching for a fourth worker whose body hasn't been recovered.
Pet store could come to West Bend’s south side 05-07-2019
WEST BEND — A vacant building along the city’s Main Street could meet the proverbial wrecking ball if West Bend leaders approve efforts to someday replace it with a new Pet Supplies Plus pet store.
Meijer expanding 'Shop & Scan' program 05-07-2019
WAUKESHA — Meijer will expand its “Shop & Scan” technology to all of its Wisconsin stores, giving customers the ability to scan bar codes on items via the Meijer Mobile App.
Nissen Staffing Continuum joins Milwaukee company
WAUKESHA — Nissen Staffing Continuum has become part of Milwaukee-based 6th Avenue Group.
Craft brewery planned for Muskego business park 05-07-2019
MUSKEGO — A brewer has plans to lease a 20,500 square-foot building in a Muskego business park for a craft brewery, restaurant and tap room.
Wisconsin tourism industry generates $21.6 billion 05-06-2019
MADISON, Wis. — A Milwaukee Brewers playoff run and a giant Harley-Davidson birthday party helped boost tourism spending in Wisconsin last year, state officials said Monday.

Harley-Davidson Riding Academy offered as UW-M course
MILWAUKEE — As Harley-Davidson continues to focus on getting younger people to ride motorcycles, it has begun to offer the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Residential development boom in Lisbon 05-04-2019
TOWN OF LISBON — A growing economy and a string of coincidences have triggered a residential development and home building boom in Lisbon.
Storage Battery Systems opens new Dallas branch 05-04-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Storage Battery Systems, LLC announced it’s opened a new full-service stocking branch that serves the Greater Dallas area in April.
Milwaukee ranked as one of most affordable markets in U.S. 05-04-2019
WAUKESHA — Milwaukee homeowners can rest assured that they are getting the best bang for their buck.
Hiring surge lifts economy - and Trump's re-election chances 05-03-2019
NEW YORK — "I'll be running on the economy," President Donald Trump declared on Friday. And why wouldn't he?
Workers allege racism at Harley-Davidson plant in Missouri 05-03-2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several current and former black employees at the Harley-Davidson plant in Kansas City say minorities there have faced harassment that included nooses and swastikas on the walls and in bathrooms and frequent racial slurs.
Unemployment hits 49-year low as US employers step up hiring 05-03-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and anticipate strong customer demand.
A modern form of art 05-03-2019
JACKSON — Fun is the foundation of a new tattoo shop coming to Jackson, by village native and industry professional Rich Mooney.
Jason Industries: 1Q earnings snapshot
MILWAUKEE — Jason Industries Inc. (JASN) on Thursday reported a loss of $6.1 million in its first quarter.
Generac Holdings: 1Q earnings snapshot 05-03-2019
WAUKESHA — Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $44.9 million.
The lost art of the pen 05-03-2019
WEST BEND — Brad Bodart doesn’t collect pens — he finds them new homes.
Foxconn CEO meets with Trump, Wisconsin governor
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group leader Terry Gou met privately with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for the first time on Thursday, a day after Gou recommitted to a massive project in the state following a White House meeting with President Donald Trump.
Rogers Madison facility to offer services for adolescents
Children and adolescents seeking mental health treatment will have a new option in Madison now that Rogers Behavioral Health announced it will offer those services in the state’s capital.
Rogers opening new location, changing current facility
DELAFIELD — Rogers Hospital of Summit is converting its 24 bed facility on Delafield’s northwest side to exclusively treat adult eating disorders.
MECCA Sports Bar officially opens Friday in Entertainment Block 05-02-2019
MILWAUKEE — The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill, in the Entertainment Block adjacent to Fiserv Forum, will hold its grand opening on Friday.
Fiserv Plaza emerging as entertainment force 05-02-2019
From a green-dyed Milwaukee River to fans from all over the state and country crowding around Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee is riding the wave of the Bucks’ successful season — and hoping the team wins the championship trophy.
Physicians Realty Trust: 1Q Earnings Snapshot 05-02-2019
MILWAUKEE — Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations.
Renner appealing decision on WaterView Condominiums
OCONOMOWOC — After hearing examiner John Fuchs’ decision to deny the proposed Water-View Condominiums at 517 N. Lake Road in March, Peter Renner and his attorney Don Murn have decided to appeal the decision.
Sorrento House to replace Mama Mia’s in Wales 05-02-2019
WALES — The Mama Mia’s restaurant in Wales will bake the last loaf of its beloved garlic bread come Friday when the business closes, but a new Italian-style restaurant will take its place.
Fed foresees no rate hikes amid unusually low inflation 05-01-2019
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no rate hikes are likely in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation.
Road work forces change at Bilda’s Friess Lake Pub 05-01-2019
RICHFIELD — This summer a project to reconstruct and improve more than seven miles of Highway 164 in the village will also cause major entrance and parking changes for a long-time business adjacent to the intersection of the highway and Holy Hill Road.
LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin to close, lay off 171 05-01-2019
WAUKESHA — LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin in Waukesha will lay off 171 workers after it closes its doors indefinitely.
German couple to open authentic German bakery 05-01-2019
OKAUCHEE — Baker Meister, an authentic German bakery, is set to open its doors at N51-W34922 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Okauchee on May 10 to offer consumers a slew of fresh baked goods
A.O. Smith reports profit of $89.3M 05-01-2019
MILWAUKEE — A.O. Smith Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $89.3 million.
Oshkosh Corp. reports earnings of $128.5M
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $128.5 million.
Fiserv reports 1Q earnings of $225M 05-01-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $225 million.
Quad/Graphics sales increased 3.8% during first quarter 05-01-2019
SUSSEX — While net sales increased 3.8% during the first quarter for Quad/Graphics, Inc., the value of stocks decreased $0.45 per share, as compared to a loss of $3.5 million, or $0.07 per share, in 2018.
Briggs & Stratton develops RV generator
MILWAUKEE — In a response to RV enthusiast complaints about noisy onboard generators, Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton has created a generator that is efficient and quieter.
M-T lunch pairs young professionals, mentors 04-30-2019
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group has organized a luncheon to connect young professionals with experienced mentors.
Grafton Target to get makeover 04-30-2019
GRAFTON — The Target store in Grafton will be undergoing a significant remodeling that will be completed by this summer.
Traveling over Yonder 04-30-2019
GRAFTON — Maureen Schommer loves to travel. She loves to chat about travel and she has the experience to help clients maximize their travel experiences.
Mama Mia’s closing after 17 years in Wales 04-30-2019
WALES — Nothing brings the community together like breaking bread at the dinner table, so with Mama Mia’s announcing Sunday that the Wales location will be closing at the end of the week, the village will be losing a longstanding part of their family.
Lights for the night 04-30-2019
GERMANTOWN - A local business is aiming to make the roads safer for motorcyclists with a new series of state-of-the art lights.
With inflation tame, U.S. consumer spending surges 0.9% in March 04-29-2019
U.S. consumer spending surged 0.9% in March, the biggest gain in nearly a decade, as inflation pressures remain nonexistent.
Germantown grows with two new residential developments 04-28-2019
WEST BEND — Two new subdivisions are coming to Germantown, bringing residential growth in an expansion of the village.
Shindigs to host Hartford grand opening 04-28-2019
HARTFORD — After one year of retirement Bill and Susan Gessert decided that wasn’t the type of life they wanted to lead. After 42 years of living in Florida they decided to move back to Wisconsin to be nearer to relatives and to open a new business.
101 Mobility celebrates grand opening at new Delafield location 04-28-2019
DELAFIELD — 101 Mobility, a mobility equipment supplier, will be relocating to Delafield and will be celebrating their grand opening in May.
Delafield development may be changed 04-28-2019
DELAFIELD — In order to gain city approval, Hendricks Commercial Properties of Beloit will probably have to change its plans to build two four-story commercial buildings in the downtown business district on the corner of Genesee and Main streets.
US economy grew at strong 3.2% rate in first quarter 04-26-2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown.
Richfield Kwik Trip construction to start in July 04-26-2019
RICHFIELD — A spokesman for Kwik Trip Inc. has announced construction of the company’s new multi-million dollar store in the village will begin July 15.
WEC Energy Group reports 1Q earnings 04-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — WEC Energy Group Inc. (WEC) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $420.4 million.
Rockwell reports $346 million 2Q earnings 04-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $346 million.
$425,000 to kick-start athletic projects 04-26-2019
GRAFTON — The Grafton School District is set to receive a major influx of funding for its athletic facilities.
Marcus Corp. reports difficult first quarter
MILWAUKEE — An underwhelming lineup of movies and the costs associated with acquiring another company during the first quarter negatively affected Marcus Theatres, in turn impacting its parent company, Milwaukee-based The Marcus Corp., which CEO Gregory Marcus described as “challenging” Thursday.
Downtown Pewaukee businesses reveal plans for more outdoor seating 04-26-2019
PEWAUKEE — Three businesses along the Pewaukee lakefront are seeking approval to expand their outdoor seating space during the summer.
Safety board urges updates to study after Superior refinery explosion 04-25-2019
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board wants federal regulators to re-examine a 1993 study on hydrofluoric acid after an explosion at a Superior oil refinery last year.
Harbor Homes unveils 'affordable housing' designs 04-25-2019
SUMMIT — Harbor Homes held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning to introduce its new “affordable new home concept” at The Villas at Lake Country Village.
La Belle Legacy owner to retire 04-25-2019
OCONOMOWOC — After eight years of owning a downtown business, La Belle Legacy owner Jean Niebler is calling it a career and deciding to retire to see more of her family.
Metro Milwaukee unemployment at 3.2% 04-25-2019
WAUKESHA — Unemployment remained at 3.2% in March for the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties area.
Public funeral services planned for Bartolotta on Saturday
MILWAUKEE — A funeral service for Milwaukee restaurateur Joe Bartolotta has been announced for Saturday at the Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee.
Santorini Grill rounds out Mequon Public Market 04-25-2019
MEQUON — Santorini Grill, featuring authentic homemade Greek cuisine, will complete the restaurant offerings at Mequon Public Market in Spur 16.
Foxconn says it’s looking for ‘flexibility’ with Wisconsin
MADISON — Foxconn Technology Group insists it remains committed to a $10 billion project in Wisconsin that employs up to 13,000 people, while saying it is also looking for ‘‘flexibility’’ in the deal struck with much fanfare in 2017 and heralded by President Donald Trump as the ‘‘eighth wonder of the world.’
Delafield Plan Commission meeting draws 125 attendees
DELAFIELD — A proposal to build two four-story commercial buildings in the downtown business district attracted about 125 people to a Plan Commission meeting Wednesday night that included two hours of citizens’ comments about the plan.
Richfield tables possible liquor license deal with Lisbon 04-24-2019
RICHFIELD — Village trustees have agreed to table until next month possible action on a deal involving transferring a liquor license from the nearby Town of Lisbon to Richfield to be used by a village business.
Cornerstone to expand restaurant to Main Street 04-24-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Cornerstone Sports Pub and Eatery has announced plans to triple the size of its restaurant as it plans to renovate the second floor into a banquet space and bump out the first floor to create a bigger dining room and have a presence on Main Street.
Mortenson Kim and Raidious complete integration 04-24-2019
MILWAUKEE — MKR has been selected as the name for the combined Mortenson Kim, a full-service creative and media agency, and Raidious, a content and social media agency.
All Kohl’s stores to offer Amazon return services 04-24-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Every Kohl’s location across the country will now offer free, convenient, unpackaged returns for Amazon customers starting in July.
Joe Bartolotta dies at age 60 04-24-2019
WAUKESHA — Acclaimed restauranteur Joe Bartolotta, who elevated dining in Milwaukee, died at age 60 on Monday.
Evers: Foxconn proposed renegotiating Wisconsin deal
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a letter his office released Tuesday that Foxconn Technology Group approached the state last month about wanting to renegotiate its contract for a project that could yield the global electronics giant more than $4 billion in state and local tax credits.
Downtown development debate in Delafield 04-23-2019
DELAFIELD — Webster’s Dictionary defines transforming as “to alter markedly the appearance or form” or “to change the nature, function or condition.”
Harley-Davidson tops estimates, but sales decline 04-23-2019
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson reported a decline in motorcycles sales in the U.S. and abroad as it continues to adapt to an aging clientele while navigating the costs of higher tariffs on its motorcycles shipped overseas.
Spur 16 blooming 04-23-2019
MEQUON — As crocuses and daffodils poke their noses from the thawing soil, Spur 16 also is slowly coming to life this spring.
Partnership Bank merger receives regulatory approvals
MANITOWOC — Bank First National Corp., the holding company for Bank First N.A., recently received approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve and the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions to merge with Cedarburg-based Partnership Community Bancshares Inc., parent company of Partnership Bank, into Bank First.
Silverspot Cinema to open in mid-June at The Corners 04-23-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Boutique movie theater Silverspot Cinema announced Monday it will open in The Corners in mid-June.
Little Swiss Clock Shop to close 04-23-2019
WAUKESHA — It’s hard to picture downtown Waukesha without the Little Swiss Clock Shop with its assortment of timepieces and the big yellow plush bear greeting customers at the door, but unfortunately, that day has come as owner Karen White announced she will close the store after 51 years.
Trustees approve Maple Centre development 04-22-2019
MUKWONAGO — Soon after new Village Board members were sworn in at a meeting Wednesday, there was a unanimous vote to approve the Maple Centre, which is a mixed-use development led by Tereonomy Builders, Inc.
Insurance company celebrates 125 years in West Bend
WEST BEND — West Bend Mutual Insurance is celebrating 125 years of service to the West Bend community, employing and serving residents from the city and throughout the county.
Developer seeks feedback on proposed 48-unit Summit Avenue development
WAUKESHA — Before Bielinski Homes, Inc. will proceed with a proposal for a 48-unit residential development on a little more than 4 acres of land on Summit Avenue, the company is seeking the feedback of the Waukesha Plan Commission, which it’s scheduled to give Wednesday.
Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls 04-19-2019
DETROIT — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
Twenty years of great craft beers and more 04-19-2019
DELAFIELD — It’s been 20 years since the first craft beer was poured at the Delafield Brewhaus.
U.S. Bank will overhaul branch network, trim up to 15 percent 04-19-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Bank will close more than 300 branches over the next two years, executives said.
Donut Squad brings specialty doughnuts to Waukesha 04-19-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s newest doughnut slinger known as the “Donut Squad” has hit the downtown streets after the business had a soft opening on April 12.
Snap-On had earnings of $177.9 million in 1Q 04-19-2019
KENOSHA — Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $177.9 million.
ManpowerGroup reports 1Q income of $53.5 million 04-19-2019
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $53.5 million.
March retail sales gains 'very encouraging' 04-19-2019
WASHINGTON — Retail sales were up 1 percent in March, seasonally adjusted from February and up 0.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to a National Retail Federation report on Thursday.
Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis 04-18-2019
BAUTA, Cuba — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs.
Wisconsin unemployment remains at 2.9 percent in March
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent for the second month in a row.
Apartment building coming to Thurow Drive 04-18-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A new apartment building coming to Thurow Drive, on top of the hill between the water tower and Highway 16 in Oconomowoc, is scheduled to be finished in February 2020.
Moboevo looks to bring next generation transportation to Lake Country 04-18-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Co-founders Dan Hutter and Mark Radler are looking to change the way people get around Oconomowoc, either to bike around the lakes or to maneuver the lakes themselves, with their new company Moboevo, 127 N. Main St.
CBD craze comes to Oconomowoc
OCONOMOWOC — It’s been no secret that cannabidiol, more popularly known as CBD, has been a booming industry ever since Wisconsin passed its law in 2017 to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp, which is a cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC.
Future of former Niphos Plating site debated in Slinger 04-18-2019
SLINGER — The future of the site of the former Niphos Plating Company could be decided in the near future.
Majority of MMAC members expect increased sales in 2Q
MILWAUKEE — The second quarter is expected to be a good period for 66 percent of businesses surveyed by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, which said they anticipate sales to increase in the second quarter.
Badger Meter to supply Colorado city with ‘smart water’ technologies 04-18-2019
MILWAUKEE — Badger Meter, Inc. will supply its next generation ORION Cellular smart water communication endpoints to Aurora Water in Colorado.
Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid 04-17-2019
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Terry Gou, chairman of the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apple's iPhones, said Wednesday he intends to run for president of Taiwan, bringing his pro-business and China-friendly policies to what is expected to be a crowded field for next year's election.
>>Evers says 13,000 Foxconn jobs is 'unrealistic'; wants to renegotiate contract
Summer sheep could be coming to Sunburst Ski Hill 04-17-2019
TOWN OF KEWASKUM — Sunburst Ski Hill may get some surprise summer visitors and tasty treats if the final plans are approved next month.
Full Spectrum to open second CBD store in Whitefish Bay
WAUKESHA — Full Spectrum Holistic Healing in Waukesha is opening a second location in Whitefish Bay, four months after the owners opened their first location at 300 W. Main St.
New pizza joint, MOD Pizza, headed to Pewaukee 04-17-2019
PEWAUKEE — International pizza chain MOD Pizza is headed to Pewaukee after the Plan Commission approved its application for a restaurant at The Shoppes at Meadow Ridge development, 1450 Capitol Drive.
Harley-Davidson teams with local trade schools for 'Battle Of The Kings' 04-16-2019
MILWAUKEE — For the first time, local trade school students partnered with Harley-Davidson dealers for a unique, real-world training opportunity: helping build cool custom motorcycles in the “Battle of the Kings” competition.
Just drive! 04-16-2019
MEQUON — For the last 10 years, Mequon residents Larry and Debra Newell have operated Just drive, a business that offers driver education courses.
Grafton restaurants continue outdoor patio lease 04-16-2019
GRAFTON — Atlas BBQ and Lobo’s Place will continue to operate their outdoor patios, and provide public Wi-Fi.
Officials to file new appeal in landfill fight 04-16-2019
RICHFIELD — The legal battle continues over the opening of a clean-fill landfill in the village.
Bliffert Lumber & Hardware to open Germantown location
MILWAUKEE — Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, a family- owned and operated company that has been in the Milwaukee area since the late 1800s, announced Monday the future location of a new store.
Plans revealed for $100M development along interstate
BIG BEND — Village President James Soneberg revealed plans Thursday for a multi-million-dollar development in Big Bend with the hope that Village Board members and the incoming president will carry on the project.
Walmart to invest $60.9 million in Wisconsin stores 04-14-2019
MILWAUKEE — Many retailers are implementing alternative services to provide customers to stay viable, and Walmart is no different, opting to invest $60.9 million this year in 11 of its Wisconsin stores, including in Pewaukee, Mukwonago, Germantown, Watertown and Greenfield.
Foxconn buys building across street from Wisconsin Capitol 04-12-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group has purchased a building directly across the street from Wisconsin's state Capitol in downtown Madison.
Inmar to close Milwaukee facility, lay off 265 workers 04-12-2019
MILWAUKEE — When the Inmar facility at 6101 N. 64th St. is closed this summer, 265 employees will lose their jobs.
Home sales decline 15.4% in March
WAUKESHA — The real estate market took a hard hit in March across the metro Milwaukee region with all four counties having a reduction in sales compared with one year ago.
Milwaukee seeks to raze Northridge Mall
MILWAUKEE — While Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Thursday that Northridge Mall has long been “near and dear to his heart,” its state of disrepair has become a hazard to the community and he wants it razed.
Waukesha wine house may open location in downtown Pewaukee 04-12-2019
PEWAUKEE — Pewaukee’s downtown could have a little more flavor this summer as Spring City Wine House in Waukesha might open a location in the Beachscape condominium development on Wisconsin Avenue.
Maple Centre moves ahead with Plan Commission approval 04-12-2019
MUKWONAGO — Developer Teronomy Builders, Inc. revealed detailed plans for their mixed-use development, which will be built on the southside of Mukwonago.
Agriculture report shows fewer but larger farms in US
DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest Census of Agriculture shows the number of farms and ranches in the U.S. has fallen but the remaining operations are larger and are responsible for a higher percentage of agricultural sales.
Cedarburg food truck ordinance updated 04-11-2019
CEDARBURG — Though it’s only been two years since the city of Cedarburg created its food truck ordinance, it quickly became clear that, as written, the process was a bit cumbersome for applicants.
Construction of single-family homes on the rise in Hartford 04-11-2019
HARTFORD — Proof that the city is one of the fastest growing communities in the state is in the numbers.
Kohl’s partnering with Olsen twin brand of clothing 04-11-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s has announced an exclusive partnership with the famous founders of the Elizabeth and James brand — Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
MOD Pizza plans move to Pewaukee 04-10-2019
PEWAUKEE — MOD Pizza could move into the Shoppes at Meadow Ridge development at 1450 Capitol Drive as Plan Commission members prepare to discuss their tenancy at a meeting Thursday night.
Zilber to develop two industrial facilities in Germantown
GERMANTOWN — Zilber Property Group plans to build two speculative industrial facilities in Germantown that would total more than 400,000 square feet.
Wisconn Valley Way construction to start this month 04-10-2019
MOUNT PLEASANT — On Tuesday, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Racine County and Mount Pleasant village officials announced that the Wisconn Valley Way road construction project will begin next week and open by the end of 2019.
Clean energy employs 76,383 in Wisconsin 04-10-2019
WAUKESHA — The number of clean energy industry jobs continues to grow in Wisconsin, with an additional 1,786 jobs created in 2018, according to data released Tuesday by the Clean Energy Trust and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).
Vionic Store to open in Brookfield 04-10-2019
BROOKFIELD — Stan’s Fit For Your Feet will open a Vionic Store in Brookfield on Thursday.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly to buy Klotz’s
WEST BEND — Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly announced Tuesday that it will acquire Klotz’s Piggly Wiggly, 2575 E. Washington St., West Bend.
Bank of America is raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour 04-09-2019
Bank of America is raising its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, starting with a hike next month.
Dairy safety net program expected in June 04-09-2019
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The federal Farm Service Agency says a program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June.
Shopko workers have state resources 04-09-2019
MADISON — The state Department of Workforce Development received a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice March 28 from Shopko Stores Operating Co., according to a news release from the state DWD.
CBD dispensary store plans hit snag
CEDARBURG — Plans for a second location for Erth Dispensary, a store selling cannabinoid products, have hit a bit of a snag.
Bartolotta Restaurants to operate McKinley Marina restaurant 04-09-2019
MILWAUKEE — The Bartolotta Restaurants announced Monday it is discussing the opportunity to assume operations of the McKinley Marina Roundhouse with Milwaukee County.
A.O. Smith acquires water treatment solutions provider
MILWAUKEE — Water technology company A. O. Smith Corp. announced it has acquired Water-Right, Inc., a Wisconsin-based water treatment company, for $107 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments.
Village Board denies Walgreen’s excessive assessment claim 04-09-2019
PEWAUKEE — Thousands of tax dollars are on the line for Pewaukee residents as Walgreens pursues a major reassement of their property at 1441 Capitol Drive.
Luxury condos expected to come to downtown Delafield 04-09-2019
DELAFIELD — A small but ultra high-end condominium complex near the intersection of Main and Wells streets on the west end of the downtown business district is expected to be approved by the Common Council, perhaps this month.
Go back in time at the M & M Restaurant
SUSSEX — The sign on the door entering the M & M Restaurant on Main Street helps describe the “old school” philosophy of its owners.
Metro Milwaukee economy improved in February 04-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — A slight majority of economic indicators improved in February, indicating a better economy, according to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
More charges filed against Roadrunner executives 04-06-2019
Peter Armbruster, the former chief financial officer of Cudahy-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc., was charged in a superseding indictment unsealed in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for his alleged role in a complex securities and accounting fraud scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $245 million in shareholder value.
Reaching for the sky 04-05-2019
PEWAUKEE — A crane looms over downtown Pewaukee as workers construct the Beachscape condominiums at 145 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Hiring rebounds as US employers add a solid 196,000 jobs 04-05-2019
WASHINGTON — Hiring rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing.
Holy Hill refreshes cafeteria 04-05-2019
TOWN OF ERIN — Managing the Holy Hill Café is going to be one of the biggest challenges that Karen Arndt, 46, of Oconomowoc has faced in her culinary career.
Company chosen to develop former strip mall site 04-05-2019 WAUKESHA — A vacant site across from City Hall will once again be full of life.
Target raising its minimum wage to $13 from $12 04-04-2019
MINNEAPOLIS - Target is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers for the third time in less than two years.
Wisconsin Harley-Davidson to purchase New Berlin dealership 04-04-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Two area Harley-Davidson dealerships will soon join forces.
Brandywine plan expands, changes outdoor seating 04-04-2019
CEDARBURG — As with any new restaurant venture, it takes some time to see what will work and what doesn’t.
That Taco Guy to return to downtown Cedarburg 04-04-2019
CEDARBURG — Warmer weather is coming, and here’s proof: the Cedarburg Plan Commission Monday re-approved That Taco Guy’s request to locate its mobile food truck in downtown Cedarburg this summer.
Metalcraft plans West Bend factory expansion 04-04-2019
WEST BEND — A local manufacturer could expand its West Bend factory after the city’s Plan Commission on Wednesday green-lighted a few key items tied to the proposed 25,000-square-foot facility addition.
Kwik Trip proposes new West Bend store, gas station 04-04-2019
WEST BEND — Kwik Trip is planning to break ground on a new south-side gas station and convenience store next year.
City annexes future industrial land 04-04-2019
WEST BEND — The city just got a little bigger.
Delafield development plan triggers debate 04-04-2019
DELAFIELD — A Beloit development company’s plan to build two four-story commercial buildings at the intersection of Genesee and Main streets is likely to trigger another debate over the direction of economic development in the city.
Herzing plans to start offering classes in new facility in fall 04-04-2019
BROOKFIELD — Brookfield Square continues to find new ways to reinvent itself from the traditional mall with everything from anchor stores to an entertainment complex.
Veterinary clinic to expand, offering luxury pet resort 04-04-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Brook-Falls Veterinary Clinic in Menomonee Falls is expanding its facility to include a 12,000-square-foot luxury pet resort at N48-W1480 W. Lisbon Road.
High prices, interest rates push 1Q US auto sales down 2% 04-03-2019
DETROIT — Automobile sales in the U.S. fell 2% in the first quarter, another sign the nation's economy is starting to slow.
Monches Farm to close retail location
TOWN OF ERIN — After being in business just short of 40 years, the owners of Monches Farm have announced the business will be closing for good on June 30.
Wilo USA to consolidate facilities to Cedarburg 04-03-2019
CEDARBURG — It’s hard to deny that the $100,000 donation from Weil Pump and Scot Pump is not just an investment in the future of Cedarburg’s students, but also in helping to create a deeper talent pool for their local business operations.
Struggling dairy farmers push for control of milk supply
JAY, Vt. — Some dairy farmers advocated Tuesday for controlling the supply of milk to increase prices as producers and officials discussed how to support the struggling industry at a two-day summit.
Harley steelworkers reject, machinists accept contracts
MILWAUKEE — Steelworkers at Harley-Davidson have overwhelmingly rejected a new contract offer, while machinists have accepted a deal.
SC Johnson plans to power Racine HQ with geothermal energy 04-02-2019
RACINE — In a move to operate with cleaner, renewable energy sources, SC Johnson announced Monday that it plans to use geothermal energy to power its Racine headquarters.
Jason Industries acquires Schaffner 04-02-2019
MILWAUKEE — Jason Industries, Inc. announced Monday it has acquired Schaffner Manufacturing Company, Inc., a North American manufacturer of high-quality polishing and finishing products, in an all-cash transaction valued at $11 million.
Marcus Theatres switch brands for Brookfield Square theater 04-02-2019
BROOKFIELD — Marcus Theatres announced it will bring its newest brand Movie Tavern to Brookfield Square mall, which had been the intended site for a Marcus Theatre BistroPlex.
US retail sales declined 0.2 percent in February 04-01-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales fell in February, as consumers pulled back their spending on building materials, groceries, furniture, electronics and clothing amid signs of a slowing economy.
Village continues to grow; referendum one of the factors 03-31-2019
JACKSON — Another sizable construction project is coming to Jackson after a 72-unit apartment complex received the thumbs-up from village officials.
George Webb launches baseball burger promotion 03-29-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — To coincide with the Brewers Opening Day, George Webb Restaurants is bringing back a fan favorite promotion — 5 for $5.
'North Forty' development approved after two-year process 03-29-2019
HARTLAND — A subdivision proposed by Neumann Developments known as The Glen at Overlook Trails, which was approved at a Village Board meeting Monday night, could generate $109,900 in tax revenue, estimates suggest.
3 metro Milwaukee subcontractors hired by Foxconn 03-29-2019
MILWAUKEE — Three of the five subcontractors hired by Foxconn Technology Group announced Thursday are from Waukesha County.
Unemployment declines in all state’s major cities 03-29-2019
WAUKESHA — The number of people unemployed declined in all of Wisconsin’s 33 largest cities in February, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Badger Truck Center changes name 03-28-2019
MILWAUKEE — Badger Truck Center, a second-generation, family-owned commercial truck dealership, announced Wednesday it has changed its name to Badger Truck and Automotive Group, Inc. to better reflect the company’s diversified business.
Developers pitch second phase of Clearwater Apartments
WAUKESHA — A developer has applied to the city to construct an addition to the Clearwater Apartments complex on the city’s far southwest side.
Ayres celebrates role in Project of Year 03-28-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Ayres Associates is proud of the role it played in the repairs of U.S. 34 corridor in Colorado, which was recognized recently by Engineering News-Record magazine as Project of the Year.
Wisconsin adds 4,500 tech jobs in 2018
MADISON — Technology is not the way of the future — it’s the here and now. And Wisconsin is doing well attracting employees to fill technology-related employment.
WaterView Condominiums denied by hearing examiner
OCONOMOWOC — Architectural Commission Hearing Examiner John Fuchs has submitted his report to the city in which he has concluded that the WaterView Condominiums project is denied.
NEWaukee partners with Milwaukee craft breweries for events 03-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — NEWaukee has entered an annual strategic partnership with six Milwaukee craft breweries: Eagle Park Brewing Company, Gathering Place Brewing, Milwaukee Brewing Company, MobCraft Beer, Sprecher Brewing Company and Third Space Brewing.
Marcus Investments buys shopping center 03-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Berengaria, a portfolio company of Marcus Investments, has acquired The Shoppes at North Village, a retail center in St. Joseph, Mo.
Park Bank launches new website 03-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Park Bank has unveiled a new website to make it simple for users to find important information and banking tools.
Mequon’s Express Employment celebrates 15th anniversary 03-26-2019
MEQUON — The Mequon and Jackson Express Employment Professionals offices marked their 15th anniversary in February, according to owner Terry Schacht.
West Bend Commons Task Force aims to encourage entrepreneurs 03-26-2019
WEST BEND — The West Bend Commons Task Force met Monday to prepare updates for a meeting next week.
GoPak leases manufacturing space in Delafield 03-26-2019
DELAFIELD — GoPak, LLC announced it has leased 10,000 square feet of industrial manufacturing space at 206 Enterprise Road in Delafield.
Amazon to receive WEDC tax credits for Oak Creek project 03-26-2019
OAK CREEK — Amazon will be the recipient of up to $7.5 million in tax credits for job creation and capital investment for the facility it plans to build in Oak Creek.
Plan Commission to discuss proposed hotel 03-24-2019
WAUKESHA — A proposal from Oconomowoc-based contractor MSI General to construct a 95-room hotel off Meadow Lane on the city’s far north side will receive its first vetting from the city Plan Commission on Wednesday.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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’
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.
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.
Wisconsin credit unions increase lending in 2018 02-09-2019
MADISON - Total lending, as well as net income, increased at Wisconsin’s 125 state-chartered credit unions, when compared to 2017, according to data released Friday by the Department of Financial Institutions.
WOW Workforce Development is now Forward Careers
If you’ve ever lived in Waukesha, Washington or Ozaukee counties and found yourself looking for a job, you may have received some assistance from Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (or WOW) Workforce Development, Inc.
Survey: More than half of retailers just surviving 02-08-2019
Generally, retailers are considered an optimistic bunch, but a new survey has revealed some sobering results about the opportunities they see ahead or the lack of them.
Aldi opens second Waukesha store 02-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s second Aldi grocery store opened Thursday at 2210 W. St. Paul Ave. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and giveaways.
Local pharmacists discuss evolving industry 02-08-2019
WAUKESHA — It’s no secret old-timey pharmacies with soda fountains, barstools and stained cabinetry have faded away, but some family-run and independent pharmacies have found a way to survive in an industry marked by acquisitions and mergers.
U-Haul redevelopment plan for former Kmart appears ‘dead’ 02-08-2019
HARTFORD — The proposed redevelopment of the former Kmart site in Hartford Plaza by U-Haul Moving and Storage appears dead, at least for now.
US jobless aid applications plummet to low level of 234,000 02-08-2019
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped sharply last week, a sign that layoffs are rare and the job market is strong.
Fiserv has 4Q profit of $286 million 02-08-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv Inc. (FISV) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $286 million.
Shopko announces more store closings, including Watertown and Racine 02-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Green Bay-based Shopko announced the additional planned closures of stores around the country, including in Watertown and Racine.
The Mayfair Collection’s next phase receives approval 02-08-2019
WAUWATOSA — The terms of a development agreement allowing for the creation of seven development pad sites that can accommodate up to 750 additional residential units and 360,000 square feet of corporate space has been approved by the city of Wauwatosa.
Cedarburg’s Arrabelle project on track 02-07-2019
CEDARBURG — Since receiving its final approvals in February 2018, the Arrabelle project on the south side of Cedarburg’s downtown district has been a flurry of activity.
Downtown Cedarburg TID project spurs discussion 02-07-2019
CEDARBURG — The process of creating a new development is one with many steps and many discussions. The latest revisions to Greg Zimmerschied’s planned project on the corner of Mill Street and Washington Avenue in Cedarburg’s tax incremental financing district No. 3 was a prime example of this at Monday’s Plan Commission meeting.
Gallery of Wisconsin Art owner Hartman retiring 02-07-2019
Ric Hartman swelled with pride as he walked through the Gallery of Wisconsin Art, which he established two years ago.
Craig Husar jewelry store opens at new site in Town of Brookfield 02-07-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The jewelry store once called Lyle Husar Designs is still run by the same family but has a new name and location.
ProHealth Care breaks ground on $55M facility, renovations 02-07-2019
MUKWONAGO — Pro-Health Care staff and community members gathered at ProHealth’s Mukwonago medical campus Wednesday as the company broke ground on its new $55 million hospital and medical campus renovations.
Part of American Family amphitheater roof raised 02-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — A portion of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater roof on the Summerfest grounds was lifted Tuesday to almost double the height of the existing roof. It went from 39 feet to 65 feet.
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport drops ‘General’ 02-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — To be more reflective of its geographical location, General Mitchell International Airport dropped “General” from its name and added “Milwaukee” on Monday, making the airport hub now called Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.
Generac Power Systems opens distribution center in Janesville 02-06-2019
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Power Systems announced Tuesday it has opened a new distribution center in Janesville that will employ 80 people to fill a variety of positions, including material handling, shipping and receiving.
Event barn approved in Lac La Belle 02-06-2019
LAC LA BELLE — The Prestwick Group’s plans to build a 5,500-square-foot event barn next to the Club at Lac La Belle Golf Course, in addition to renovating the golf course club house and constructing new parking lots for the facilities, have been approved by the village.
U.S. Bank to lay off 40 workers in Brookfield 02-06-2019
WAUKESHA — U.S. Bank notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday that it will lay off 40 employees at its Brookfield branch at 16900 W. Capitol Drive.
Mequon’s Gentian Financial growing 02-05-2019
MEQUON — Construction is underway to expand the former one-room schoolhouse to house the growing needs of Gentian Financial Inc.
Eric’s Porter Haus suspends menu after losing cook 02-05-2019
WAUKESHA — Local surf and turf lovers may have to rest their steak knives for a few days.
The changing face of retail 02-05-2019
If you’ve kept a watchful eye on retail-related headlines this past year, the headlines can seem ominous — particularly for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.
From small business to global player
TOWN OF GENESEE — To drive past its sprawling, newly remodeled corporate headquarters off Genesee and Hillside roads southwest of Waukesha, it’s hard to imagine that Generac Power Systems was once a small business with only five employees.
A sign to smile 02-03-2019
WEST BEND — The saying “less is more,” coupled with a desire to spread a positive message, inspired one gas station owner to use her message board in a new way.
Marcus acquires Movie Tavern, reports quarterly earnings
MILWAUKEE — The new year has started with positive momentum for The Marcus Corporation which announced Friday it has completed the acquisition of Movie Tavern, increasing its footprint by 23 percent, and that its fourth quarter earnings were up 5.7 percent.
Consumers Love Valentine’s Day 02-02-2019
WAUKESHA — Love has not been lost for those who celebrate Valentine’s Day with a record amount of money anticipated to be spent for the romantic day, according to the National Retail Federation.
Lang seeks I-94/Highway C land 02-02-2019
DELAFIELD — Calendar entrepreneur and developer Bob Lang is planning a complex of seven multiuse buildings that he has dubbed “New Delafield” on 28 acres he is trying to acquire near Interstate 94 and Highway C, south of the downtown business district.
US employers add robust 304K jobs; joblessness up to 4 pct. 02-01-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers shrugged off last month's partial government shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.
Hartford Chamber honors volunteers, businesses at annual dinner 02-01-2019
HARTFORD — Unusually cold winter weather failed to stop the annual Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner from going on as planned Thursday night at the Chandelier Ballroom.
First full-service dermatology clinic in West Bend is open for business 02-01-2019
WEST BEND — Dr. Burt Steffes recently brought the first full-service dermatology clinic to West Bend when he opened his practice, Dermatology an Cosmetic Physicians, S.C.
Vacant Sonic still to be replaced by Summit Credit Union 02-01-2019
WAUKESHA — Nine months after receiving final site plan approval from the Plan Commission, Summit Credit Union has confirmed that it still plans to construct a 3,900-square-foot branch at the site of the long-shuttered Sonic drive-thru at Moreland Boulevard and Springdale Road.
Waukesha’s 2nd Aldi to open Feb. 7
WAUKESHA — Waukesha's second Aldi grocery store is slated to open next Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2210 W. St. Paul Ave. next to the Kohl's Department Store at the Fox Run Shopping Center.
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