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Inspire Washington County aims to connect students, employers 09-16-2018
WEST BEND — The steady expansion of the United States economy since the end of the Great Recession has been an encouraging trend for those who found themselves distressed over the prospect of finding employment during that time.
Commission to consider plans for new north side subdivision 09-16-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Plan commissioners will consider Waukesha developer Carl Tomich’s plans for a large subdivision off Swan Road on the city’s north side during a meeting on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in City Hall, W240-N3065 Pewaukee Road.
As fall approaches, new businesses pop up downtown 09-16-2018
WAUKESHA — It’s a sunny Friday afternoon, and Gaby Bras is thoughtfully selecting flowers for wedding arrangements in her downtown Waukesha storefront and studio.
Walker implores senators to visit Kimberly-Clark plant
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is imploring state senators to visit a Kimberly-Clark plant that's slated to close if the Legislature doesn't approve a tax incentive package that could cost up to $100 million.
Area company sends generators to areas in the path of Hurricane Florence 09-14-2018
TOWN OF GENESEE — As all eyes are cast toward the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence strikes, Generac Power Systems is being proactive and has five storm response teams ready to head to the East Coast today.
Manufacturers invited to supply chain workshops 09-14-2018
PEWAUKEE — To help manufacturers prepare for the upcoming opening of the Foxconn production facility in Mount Pleasant, supply chain workshops will be offered regarding industry trends and Foxconn.
ABC of Wisconsin’s apprenticeship program has record enrollment 09-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Four hundred contracted apprentices, a record amount, have enrolled in Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin’s apprentice program for this fall.
Three more county school districts get Wisconsin Fast Forward grants 09-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Three more Waukesha County school districts have been named as recipients of the Department of Workforce Development’s Wisconsin Fast Forward Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Equipment grant.
Twisted Fire seeks liquor license 09-13-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The latest restaurant coming to Oconomowoc is seeking a liquor license from the city during the next Common Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Mequon’s Foxtown gets TIF incentive 09-13-2018
MEQUON — Developers of the Foxtown project in Mequon’s Town Center neighborhood will get a $4.9 million incentive for their project that improves a blighted 17-acre parcel on the south side of Mequon Road.
Badger Meter to add 40 jobs in Racine 09-13-2018
RACINE — Badger Meter will create 40 jobs during the next three years in Racine as it transfers jobs from Arizona to Wisconsin.
Foxconn seeks to hire 3,000 veterans 09-13-2018
MILWAUKEE — As part its plan to employ 13,000 people at its future Mount Pleasant manufacturing facility, Foxconn Technology Group announced Wednesday it intends to hire 3,000 veterans.
Colectivo Coffee celebrates silver anniversary 09-13-2018
MILWAUKEE — Colectivo Coffee Roasters, a staple of many area coffee shops and home kitchens, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Restaurant industry has nationwide labor shortage 09-13-2018
MUSKEGO — The lobby of a McDonald’s on Racine Avenue closed early on Monday night due to staffing shortages, a handwritten note read on the front door of the business.
Walker says Kimberly-Clark deal will need bipartisan support
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that it would be easier to reconvene the state Senate after the November election to vote on an incentive package that might keep Kimberly-Clark from shutting down one of two Wisconsin plants, but the Kleenex tissue-maker said it wants action by the end of this month.
Erin resident concerned about 320-unit storage facility
TOWN OF ERIN — During the citizen comment portion of the Plan Commission meeting Monday, Erin resident John Stillman voiced his concerns about a proposed storage units facility possibly being built at 1782 Highway 83.
Wisconsin credit unions announce initiative to encourage more saving 09-12-2018
WEST BEND — After observing a disturbing trend with respect to household savings in the country, representatives from credit unions have collaborated on an initiative to entice people to save more.
Home sales take another slide in August 09-12-2018
WAUKESHA — The summer months may be considered the height of the home-selling season, but three of the past four months in the metro Milwaukee area had a decline in sales, including August at 1.6 percent, compared to the same months in 2017.
Port Washington State Bank offers special loan rate 09-11-2018
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Officials at Port Washington State Bank announced last week the bank is offering a special loan rate intended to assist area residents coping with unexpected expenses related to recent flooding in the area.
Mequon Public Market grows 09-11-2018
MEQUON — Fresh hot donuts from Happy Dough Lucky will join other announced partners in Mequon Public Market at Spur 16.
Willowbrook changing hands 09-11-2018
THIENSVILLE — Willowbrook Place, a longtime retirement community in Thiensville, will change hands this fall.
Judge upholds August Weber Haus ruling 09-11-2018
PORT WASHINGTON — Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Voiland has upheld the city of Cedarburg’s action to revoke the Class B liquor license from the owners of the August Weber Haus on Washington Avenue.
New Mequon tavern promises adventure 09-11-2018
MEQUON — You probably won’t need a map to find it, but the owner of a planned new tavern on Mequon’s far north side promises that patrons’ expeditions will be worth it.
Hartford OKs final site plan for apartments 09-11-2018
HARTFORD — Groundbreaking could take place soon for a major apartment development complex in the city’s downtown after action Monday by the city’s Plan Commission.
RE/MAX Service First opens location in Town of Brookfield 09-11-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — RE/MAX Service First has opened its first permanent location in the Town of Brookfield at 21075 Swenson Drive, Suite, 200, according to an announcement from broker and owner John Gscheidmeier.
REV Group creates seatbelts for ambulances 09-11-2018
WAUKESHA — New seatbelt technology has been introduced that will allow ambulance crews to administer patient care while remaining safe.
Ingleside Hotel hosts grand reopening
WAUKESHA — Monday afternoon’s grand opening of The Ingleside Hotel was held in the lobby, which has a modern, yet quasi-vintage look exhibited by large distressed mirrors, white-wood flooring and weathered wooden lock boxes displayed throughout the room.
Froedtert & MCW to build community hospital in Oak Creek 09-11-2018
MILWAUKEE — A small-scale hospital in Oak Creek that would offer 24/7 care is being proposed by the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.
Council stalls The Glen condo development 09-11-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The City of Pewaukee Common Council tabled a proposed 60-unit condominium community known as The Glen at Parkway Ridge subdivision Monday night after the council felt they needed more time to sort out zoning and conditional use permit details.
Pleasant Hill Bar & Grill, Wrench Workz to replace Richfield businesses 09-09-2018
RICHFIELD — Two established businesses in the village will be operating under new names after receiving approval of their individual plans of operation from the village’s Plan Commission.
State Walmart associates receive over $4.3 million in bonuses 09-09-2018
WEST BEND — More than 915,000 Walmart associates across the country received a share of more than $200 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ second-quarter performance, the company announced Friday.
Jimmy John’s could be coming to West Sunset Drive
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — The owner of a small strip mall of the northwest corner of West Sunset Drive and South Prairie Avenue is working on a plan to bring a Jimmy John’s restaurant to the development.
Entering the Blue Zones 09-08-2018
HORICON - For more than 100 years, John Deere has been at the forefront of innovation with farming products and equipment.
Lands’ End: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot 09-07-2018
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Thursday reported a loss of $5.3 million in its fiscal second quarter.
US hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years 09-07-2018
WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States picked up in August as employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, a sign of confidence that consumers and businesses will keep spending.
Study shows downtown Hartford has adequate parking despite public opinion 09-07-2018
HARTFORD — A recent survey of available parking in the city’s downtown shows that during the peak hours of 6, 7 and 8 p.m. on the downtown’s busiest nights, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 36 percent of available parking remained vacant.
Tourism spending is on the rise in Washington County 09-07-2018
TOWN OF POLK — Washington County has experienced an influx of tourism money during the past few years, bolstering the local economy by sustaining businesses, the labor force, as well as generating tax revenue for the area.
Fiserv technology addresses challenges of online loan applications, account access 09-07-2018
BROOKFIELD — In a world where people want to do things quickly and simply, Fiserv, Inc. has created a suite of solutions aimed at making opening accounts and completing loan applications online easier.
Bon-Ton Stores could be revived by technology company
WAUKESHA — New life may soon be breathed into The Bon-Ton Stores and their brands, including Boston Stone and Younkers, if CSC Generation is able to purchase the company out of bankruptcy.
Greenwald banquet facility denied 09-07-2018
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO — Greenwald Foundation owners Darwin and Dona Greenwald will seek legal counsel after the Town Board unanimously denied their proposed $2 million banquet facility Thursday night, said foundation representative Ron Spear.
Council votes to allow Preserve to add apartment building
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council voted 5-2 to allow The Preserve at Prairie Creek to add one more apartment building to its complex on the south side of its property.
Harley’s rumble helps businesses roar
THIENSVILLE — Businesses along Main Street enjoyed the benefits over the weekend of an estimated 15,000 or more Harley-Davidson riders who visited the party at the dealership in Thiensville.
Getting back to work 09-06-2018
WEST BEND — Retirees are returning to work and those approaching retirement believe they will return to work within five years, according to a survey from Home Instead Inc.
Judge refuses Clear Channel’s bid to dismiss billboard suit
WAUKESHA — A Waukesha County judge on Tuesday declined to dismiss Koepp Realty’s lawsuit against Clear Channel Outdoor, handing the real estate firm a second preliminary victory against the billboard company.
Russ Darrow Group to construct two new dealerships
MENOMONEE FALLS — Russ Darrow Group will break ground on two new dealerships on Sept. 21 at the Metro Auto Mall on the northwest side of Milwaukee off Highway 41/45 and Good Hope Road.
Downtown West Bend group prepares for student idea event 09-05-2018
WEST BEND — With the fall season approaching, West Bend officials are finalizing details of an event they had been planning for several months — hosting a group of high school and college students to generate ideas for improving the downtown, along with attracting businesses and guests.
UW-M to discuss Foxconn partnership, job opportunities
WEST BEND — As local businesses get signed on for the Foxconn project in Racine County and get a boost to their respective incomes, local colleges and universities are also starting to reap the benefits of the billion-dollar global company’s impending arrival in southeastern Wisconsin.
The evolution of shopping centers 09-05-2018
BROOKFIELD — As shopping habits have changed, so have some brick and mortar retail centers.
Midwest Senior Living to lay off 30 workers in Thiensville
THIENSVILLE — Midwest Senior Living LLC recently gave formal notice of workforce reduction plans for its Thiensville location which are expected to affect 30 employees.
Live and Gather: A Look at Spur 16 09-04-2018
If you live in the northern ‘burbs of Ozaukee County, you won’t have to travel far to get your downtown Milwaukee fix.
Red Fox Crossing neighborhood opens in New Berlin
NEW BERLIN — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the grand opening of Tim O’Brien Homes’ new neighborhood Red Fox Crossing in New Berlin.
Sleep Number coming to Grafton 09-04-2018
GRAFTON — Select Comfort Retail Corp. received approval from the village of Grafton Plan Commission last week to move forward on opening a store at 1205 Port Washington Road.
New hotel opens in Grafton 09-04-2018
GRAFTON — Grafton’s business community celebrated the opening of a new hotel with an Aug. 23 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Same specialty, new look for two Cedarburg businesses 09-04-2018
CEDARBURG — Two orthodontic practices in the city of Cedarburg are in the midst of business improvements.
Finding more room to breathe 09-04-2018
WEST BEND — It wasn’t quite like trying to stuff people into a telephone booth, but at times, employees and customers at Healing Elements Day Spa were routinely grazing elbows, bumping into each other.
Pizza Ranch to open Sept. 10 in Waukesha 09-04-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s first Pizza Ranch is set to open on Sept. 10 at 930 Fleetfoot Drive.
Manufacturing, services industries see greatest growth in July 09-01-2018
WAUKESHA - The majority of metro Milwaukee areas saw economic gains during the month of July, largely thanks to the strengthening manufacturing sector.
Boston Store website teases comeback 09-01-2018
WAUKESHA - Hope may not be lost for loyal Boston Store customers. On Friday, the websites for the stores operated by The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., including Boston Store, displayed a message teasing a return.
Unemployment Insurance public comment period opens
WAUKESHA - The public will be able to submit comments related to Wisconsin unemployment insurance until Nov. 16.
Triple-record-breaking roller coaster coming to Great America 08-31-2018
GURNEE, ILLINOIS — Thrill-seekers will have a new reason to venture to Six Flags Great America in 2019 — the triple-record-breaking new roller coaster Maxx Force.
U.S. consumer spending up a solid 0.4 percent in July
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending rose a solid 0.4 percent in July, the sixth straight month of healthy gains.
WisDOT proposing ‘first of its kind’ commuter station in Delafield 08-31-2018
DELAFIELD — While a number of specifics still need fleshing out, Delafield could be the first Wisconsin community to host a proposed commuter station for passengers using park-and-ride lots.
40 units slated for Ninth Avenue 08-30-2018
GRAFTON — Forty new apartment units could be coming to Grafton.
Moraine Park enters partnership with NASA 08-30-2018
WEST BEND — Moraine Park Technical College has been named as part of NASA’s Wisconsin Scholarship Grant Consortium (WSGC), becoming one of only two technical colleges in the state to be a part of this elite group.
Wisconsin ginseng growers seek new customers amid trade war 08-30-2018
WAUSAU — Wisconsin ginseng growers are seeking new customers as tariffs in an escalating trade war with China will raise the price by 15 percent for Chinese consumers.
Gas prices predicted to drop for fall
WAUKESHA — AAA is predicting that the national average price for gas will be $2.70 or less this autumn, which is 14 cents less per gallon than Tuesday’s average price and more than 25 cents less than this year’s record high of $2.97 in May.
Master Lock introduces Bluetooth-enabled lock system 08-30-2018
MILWAUKEE — Master Lock is the latest company to turn a traditional product into a high-tech, Bluetooth-enabled device.
District board approves Industrial Building expansion
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College is moving ahead with allocating a $2.6 donation made last fall. The District Board approved Phase II of the Integrated Manufacturing Center addition project on Aug. 14.
Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for US newspapers 08-29-2018
WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday nullified tariffs put into place for imported newsprint by finding that American producers weren't harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills.
Germantown native lands dream job with an NFL team
WEST BEND — For Erica Schuelke, it wasn’t hard to get hooked to football.
A budding dream 08-29-2018
MUKWONAGO — More than just flowers are budding at Americana Flower Station, a floral shop Kelly Krause recently opened in Mukwonago.
ACCO Brands to close Pleasant Prairie facility, lay off 54
WAUKESHA — ACCO Brands USA, LLC notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday that it will close its facility in Pleasant Prairie, which will result in the elimination of about 54 workers.
Lakeland Supply to get rooftop solar system 08-29-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Fitting the roof of Lakeland Supply’s new building with a roof top solar system will be no small job for Arch Electric Solar out of Plymouth — it’s estimated to take about four weeks.
Harley-Davidson to celebrate 115 years
WAUKESHA — When you’re a brand as well known as Harley-Davidson, you don’t celebrate a 115th anniversary with just one party; you have five in a row.
Foxconn joins Wisconsin companies to create investment fund 08-28-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group will partner with three major Midwestern companies to create a $100 million fund to help launch technology startups around the world, the companies announced Tuesday.
M-T businesses recruited 08-28-2018
MEQUON — Vertz Marketing, which has its headquarters in Mequon, and Concordia University Wisconsin have announced the creation of the Vertz Marketing Rotary Small Business Innovation Center at CUW.
Deja vu for former Hartford company
HARTFORD — In the words of former baseball great Yogi Berra, “it’s deja vu all over again” — at least it is for a former Hartford company.
Rising retail forecasts follow strong summer sales 08-28-2018
OCONOMOWOC — As the summer sales season wraps up, national retail forecasts for the year have risen, propelled by stronger-than-expected figures in recent months.
Brookfield Cycle & Fitness closing after 45 years 08-28-2018
BROOKFIELD — For 45 years Brookfield Cycle & Fitness has sold bicycles, fitness equipment, clothing and parts, but soon longtime customers will have to look to someplace new for their cycling needs.
Foxconn giving $100 million to UW-Madison for partnership 08-27-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group announced Monday that it will invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is one of the largest gifts in the school's history and comes as the Taiwan-based electronics giant builds its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin.
Foxconn casting wide net in search for employees 08-26-2018
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group will cast a wide net to find the 13,000 workers it eventually expects to hire at its new North American manufacturing plant, partnering with universities and technical schools and even tapping into transitioning members of the military.
Woodman’s challenges assessment in Falls 08-26-2018
WAUKESHA — Woodman’s Food Market is suing Menomonee Falls in a challenge to its assessment for 2018 taxes.
Developer to pursue condo project despite lack of boat slips 08-25-2018
PEWAUKEE — The proposed public pier for Pewaukee Lake linked to a downtown condominium development may have been denied, but Pewaukee Beachscape LLC owner Joe Grasch plans to move forward with his development on a parcel of land between 125 and 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Horicon Bank announces Trust Administration Services
HORICON - Horicon Bank announced Friday the addition of a new Trust Administration Services division for the bank.
EPIC Creative holds ribbon cutting at new location 08-25-2018
WEST BEND - EPIC Creative, an advertising agency in West Bend, celebrated its move into its new Sixth Avenue home Thursday and The West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce organized a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the move.  
U.S. Cellular to honor local coaches 08-25-2018
WEST BEND - U.S. Cellular issued a request to the West Bend community to nominate their favorite coaches, who are leaders and have a positive impact on their schools, players and community.
Walker announces campaign to attract veterans, active military to Wisconsin 08-25-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — State officials launched a $1.9 million national marketing campaign to encourage military personnel and their spouses who are transitioning to civilian life to live and work in the state after serving in the military, Gov. Scott Walker announced at Lippert Flooring & Tile in Menomonee Falls on Friday afternoon.
Powell signals more rate hikes ahead if US economy stays strong 08-24-2018
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong.
Illinois communities raise worries about Foxconn plant harm 08-24-2018
VERNON HILLS, Ill. — More local officials in northeastern Illinois are raising concerns about the enforcement of environmental regulations for the planned Foxconn manufacturing plant in neighboring Wisconsin.
Olympia Resort named in foreclosure suit 08-24-2018
WAUKESHA — The closed Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc is facing foreclosure following a Thursday court filing.
Lac La Belle to annex land for Prestwick 08-23-2018
VILLAGE OF LAC LA BELLE — The Village Board scheduled a special meeting Wednesday night to approve another step in implementing an agreement with the Prestwick Group for the reconstruction of the Lac La Belle golf course and construction of a corporate headquarters adjacent to the site.
Additional building at Preserve at Prairie Creek advances
OCONOMOWOC — After a 5-3 vote from the Oconomowoc Common Council, The Preserve at Prairie Creek is on pace to be allowed to build an additional apartment building on the south end of the complex.
West Bend officials waive right of first refusal on development 08-23-2018
WEST BEND — West Bend officials are relinquishing some of their rights to a property in the area should the owner decide to place it for sale in the open market.
Target sales up 6.5 percent, highest in more than a decade 08-23-2018
MINNEAPOLIS — Target shoppers are back in stores and clicking online in record numbers, providing the company with the largest boost in sales in 13 years.
Metro Milwaukee unemployment slides to 3.6% 08-23-2018
WAUKESHA — For the month of July, unemployment remained very low throughout the state at 3.1 percent and declined to 3.6 percent for the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties metro region.
Council grants final OK to Fiddleheads’ plans for historic depot building 08-23-2018
BROOKFIELD — Despite strong opposition from a handful of vocal residents, Brookfield officials on Tuesday saved one of the city’s oldest structures from the bulldozer and gave a coffee roaster the green light to set up shop in the community.
Former 18 West restaurant to receive a vintage revamp
DELAFIELD — Vintage brewery signs, hand-hewn wood and cream city brick will adorn the walls of the Red Lion Pub and Mini-bowl, a proposed bar, restaurant and bowling alley that will replace 18 West Sports Grille & Banquets at W325-S1767 Mickle Road in the Town of Delafield.
Razing of strip mall on Delafield Street could begin within a month 08-23-2018
WAUKESHA — A long vacant strip mall across the street from City Hall could be demolished within a month or two.
Wisconsin corn crop numbers could lead to early harvest
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Wisconsin farmers may expect an early harvest as the state's agriculture statistics show the growing season for corn is ahead of schedule.
Democrats question Foxconn project scope 08-22-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Democratic legislators are renewing criticisms of Foxconn Technology Group's plans for a flat-screen plant in Mount Pleasant.
Officials vote to approve reconfiguration of area Workforce Development Board 08-22-2018
WEST BEND — Washington County officials recommend that representatives from Waukesha County assume the lead for the fiscal responsibilities related to the Workforce Development Board.
Italian restaurant opening soon in West Bend adds experienced chef to the mix 08-22-2018
WEST BEND — A chef with experience in Chicago and Milwaukee is bringing his skills to Culaccino Bar + Italian Kitchen in West Bend.
Richfield landfill issued DNR notice of non-compliance
RICHFIELD — The operator of Scenic Pit LLC, a clean-fill landfill in the village, has been issued a letter of noncompliance by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Kohl’s puts up big 2Q numbers, raises profit outlook  08-22-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s breezed past Wall Street’s second-quarter profit and revenue expectations and raised its profit outlook for the year.
Council approves Lake Country Commons conceptual plan  08-22-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Diamond Entertainment LLC may be one step closer to home plate after a straw poll vote on Monday night suggested that the Common Council supports the company’s Lake Country Commons mixed-use development.
Trustees oppose new boat pier on Pewaukee Lake 08-22-2018
PEWAUKEE — The proposed new boat pier on Pewaukee Lake linked to a five-condominium development project was proclaimed a “dead issue” by Village President Jeff Knutson at a Monday night board meeting when four of six trustees said they would vote against the pier given the opportunity.
Cornerstone Community Bank announces shredding events in Grafton, Menomonee Falls 08-21-2018
GRAFTON — Cornerstone Community Bank will host its annual on-site shredding event next month at both of its locations.
Spectrum raises the roof 08-21-2018
MEQUON — The second-floor expansion of Spectrum Investment Advisors took a visible step forward as employees watched a 17-foot-high tower get put into place Thursday.
Town of Grafton reinstates home landscape businesses with modifications 08-21-2018
GRAFTON — From-home and mom-and-pop landscaping operations are back on the list of allowed activities in the town of Grafton.
Mequon reopens Town Center TIF 08-21-2018
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council cleared the way Wednesday to provide incentives to the developer of the Foxtown project just getting underway in the city’s Town Center.
Business owner launches ActionCOACH of Brookfield 08-21-2018
BROOKFIELD — Owning and operating a business is complicated, so getting a second opinion and some sound advice can be really helpful.
Lang starts new calendar company 08-21-2018
DELAFIELD — Robert Allen “Bob” Lang, the entrepreneur-developer whose Colonial-style architecture has become the signature of the downtown Delafield business district, has started a new calendar company.
Condo project could bring new pier to Pewaukee Lake 08-19-2018
PEWAUKEE — Pewaukee Lake’s fishing pier may be on the line as village officials consider approving a developer’s request to pay for a boating pier that would serve the public and tenants living in the proposed $6 million lakefront condominium development.
Imperfect Produce expands to Waukesha 08-19-2018
WAUKESHA — A company seeking to eliminate food waste and help farmers benefit from a full harvest has expanded into the Waukesha market.
Peck and Bushel orchard observes seventh season 08-19-2018
TOWN OF ERIN — For the next 8 to 9 weeks, Joe Fahey will spend 10 hours a day picking apples off the 30,000 trees at the Peck and Bushel Organic Fruit Company’s orchard.
Foxconn Training Center is open 08-19-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — In order to train the many skilled workers needed for the Foxconn project, the Foxconn Training Center has been created on its development site in Mount Pleasant.
Johnson Bus takes steps to become more environmentally friendly 08-17-2018
WEST BEND — West Bend-based Johnson School Bus is generating more electricity than it can use at one of its locations after adding several solar panels on one of the bus garages.
Quad/Graphics’ digital marketing agency is one of America’s fastest growing 08-17-2018
SUSSEX — Rise Interactive, the digital marketing agency of which Quad/Graphics has majority ownership, was named to the Inc. 5000 list.
New Oshkosh Corporation headquarters to get $8 million in state credits 08-17-2018
OSHKOSH — Plans for a new 190,000-square-foot global headquarters for Oshkosh Corporation received additional financial support Thursday from the state of Wisconsin in the form of $8 million in state income tax credits and $787,500 from the Transportation Economic Assistance program of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
More votes on rebuilding Lac La Belle golf course 08-17-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village trustees cast a series of unanimous votes this week to implement an agreement that allows the Prestwick Group to rebuild the Lac La Belle golf course and gives Prestwick an option to relocate its corporate headquarters on 26 acres adjacent to the course.
Commission still has concerns with athletic, residential development 08-17-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A revised set of plans for the proposed Lake Country Commons athletic and residential development were unveiled Thursday.
Wisconsin unemployment under 3 percent for sixth month
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate has been under 3 percent for the past six months, an indicator of economic health that Gov. Scott Walker has been touting on the campaign trail.
Merle Norman moves to Pabst Farms Circle 08-16-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio that had been located on Brown Street in the Town of Oconomowoc is now open in Pabst Farms.
CDA approves tax plan for Amcast property 08-16-2018
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg Community Development Authority unanimously approved an agreement Monday night that will eventually cancel the outstanding property tax bill due on the Amcast property at Hamilton and Johnson streets through a process known as tax in rem assignment and cancellation.
Mills Fleet Farm opens in Pabst Farms
OCONOMOWOC — The 218,000-square-foot Fleet Farm opened after more than 10 months of construction in Pabst Farms Towne Center.
Jackson officials give business owners the go-ahead to display banner signs 08-16-2018
JACKSON — After hearing pleas from two local business owners, Jackson officials agreed Tuesday to loosen restrictions on the use of banner signs as advertisements.
Slinger panel recommends OK of Hanke Trucking expansion plans 08-16-2018
SLINGER — The village’s Plan Commission on Wednesday night recommended approval of site and architectural plans for a proposed 19,000 square-foot expansion of Hanke Trucking.
July retail sales increase nearly 5 percent over 2017 08-16-2018
WASHINGTON — July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday.
Community Dental Clinic opens in Menomonee Falls 08-16-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — The Community Dental Clinic, created to serve low-income residents, has opened in Menomonee Falls.
Ben Franklin Crafts store in Oconomowoc celebrates 45 years 08-16-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Ben Franklin Crafts store in Oconomowoc will celebrate its 45th anniversary on Aug. 23 with a week full of events.
Wisconsin’s equalized property value increases 4% 08-16-2018
WAUKESHA — Wisconsin’s total statewide equalized property value as of Jan. 1 was $549 billion, a 4 percent increase compared to 2017, according to data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in its annual Equalized Value Report.
Lake Country Commons concept returns 08-16-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Diamond Entertainment, LLC will return to the Plan Commission tonight with a new iteration of the Lake Country Commons, a $65 million baseball stadium and mixed-use development proposed for the former Pewaukee Golf Club off Golf and Meadowbrook roads.
Restoration work begins after downtown fire 08-16-2018
WAUKESHA — A day after a fire started outside a stairwell between Spring City Wine House and The Clarke Hotel in downtown Waukesha, fire restoration crews were busy working to address the damage caused to the two businesses and the neighboring Steaming Cup.
Germantown Burger King to get a makeover 08-15-2018
GERMANTOWN — A Burger King restaurant situated in a high-profile area of Germantown is set to undergo an overhaul in the coming months, according to details submitted to village officials this week.
Site plan approved for ProAmPac addition in Hartford
HARTFORD — Approval of a site plan by the city’s Plan Commission will allow a proposed expansion and relocating of some facilities on the ProAmPac campus to move forward.
Aurora St. Luke’s tops U.S. News list of area hospitals 08-15-2018
MILWAUKEE — For the second straight year, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center has been named the top hospital in Southeastern Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report.
Metro home sales see first uptick this summer 08-15-2018
WAUKESHA — For the first time this summer, home sales in the four-county metro Milwaukee area saw an increase in July, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Nearly 400 manufacturing jobs vacant in Hartford area
HARTFORD — Despite using a variety of methods, business and industry in the Hartford area continue to struggle to find qualified workers.
Fiddleheads’ plans receive preliminary approval 08-14-2018
BROOKFIELD — Plans to save one of Brookfield’s oldest structures from the bulldozer have moved one step closer to reality, following a city panel’s recommendation Monday.
Wine, craft beer walk could come to downtown Waukesha this fall 08-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Wine and craft beer fans could have a new event to mark down in their calendars.
Village, restaurants create Richfield Dining Week 08-14-2018
RICHFIELD — With no local chamber of commerce, village officials and local restaurants are coming together in September to publicize the variety of unique eating establishments doing business in Richfield.
Lac La Belle Village Board to meet in closed session, again 08-12-2018
LAC LA BELLE — The Village Board has called a special closed session for Monday at 7:30 p.m. at The Club at Lac La Belle at 6996 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Five developers interested in Delafield Street strip mall property 08-12-2018
WAUKESHA — Five developers have submitted proposals expressing interest in a 3.38-acre collection of properties across from City Hall on Delafield Street.
Carlson Tool & Manufacturing celebrates 60 years 08-11-2018
CEDARBURG - For 60 continuous years, Carlson Tool & manufacturing Inc. has operated as a family business and offered engineering, tooling, drilling and machining services.
Development boom near Hartland 08-11-2018
HARTLAND - Village President Jeff Pfannerstill says he wants to cooperate with neighboring municipalities to resolve traffic issues on Winkleman and Lisbon roads that will result from a home building boom along the village’s northern border with Merton.
Downtown West Bend officials to ask business owners to pick up trash 08-10-2018
WEST BEND — Officials from the downtown West Bend Business Improvement District will begin sending another set of letters to retailers and property owners within their jurisdiction.
West Bend officials approve proposals for planned Fleet Farm development 08-10-2018
WEST BEND — The proposed Fleet Farm expansion planned for the southeast corner of Highway Z and West Washington Street in West Bend will continue with officials’ support for the development.
Mukwonago to host economic development summit Thursday 08-10-2018
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago is hosting an economic development summit that will offer a forum for regional leaders in economics, development, and business to discuss trends in Waukesha and Walworth counties.
Retailers rush to bring products into country 08-10-2018
WAUKESHA — The upcoming tariffs created by the Trump administration have caused concern and uncertainty among leaders in several industries, which includes retailers, which in turn has led to a significant increase in the importation of goods.
Quad sues magazine publisher in contract dispute 08-10-2018
WAUKESHA — Sussex-based printing giant Quad/Graphics is suing one of its clients, the publishers of Time magazine and others, over changes the publisher wants, like bagging magazines, that Quad/Graphics says would negate any benefit it gains by offering millions of dollars in discounts in recent years.
Torrid coming to The Shoppes at Fox River 08-10-2018
WAUKESHA — Fashion lovers will soon have another store at The Shoppes at Fox River that can serve their needs.
$42M medical center planned near Foxconn complex 08-09-2018
STURTEVANT, Wis. — A Wisconsin health care organization said will build a $42 million medical center in Sturtevant as the region prepares for population growth generated by the planned Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing complex.
Waukesha council creates ‘retail wine’ license 08-09-2018
WAUKESHA — Non-restaurants looking to serve wine to their customers will now be able to apply for a “Class C” wine license permit from the city, as long as they can prove they’ll serve some substantial food with the libation.
West Bend officials finalize transfer of land in TIF district 08-09-2018
WEST BEND — Officials have completed a series of agreements, officially transferring a parcel of land located in a tax incremental finance district to representatives from West Bend Medical to construct their clinic.
Smiley Barn installation delayed 08-09-2018
DELAFIELD — The installation of new giant smiles on the legendary landmark “Smiley Barn,” west of Hwy 83 and Interstate 94, has been postponed.
Fleet Farm eyeing Port Washington Road corridor 08-09-2018
GRAFTON — Mills Fleet Farm is looking at a property in Grafton for potential expansion. Fleet Farm commissioned a wetland study this summer for a Town of Grafton property, 26.26 acres between Port Washington Road and Interstate 43, bordered on the north by Arrowhead Road.
Prices to be lowered at Pick ’n Save stores 08-09-2018
WAUKESHA — Bright yellow and red labels on thousands of items in Wisconsin locations of Pick ’n Save, Metro Market and Copps grocery stores should draw the eyes of customers hungry for savings.
Wisconsin farmland value steady as cropland prices drop
MADISON, Wis. — U.S. Department of Agriculture data figures show that the value of farm real estate is up slightly in Wisconsin this year, but that the value of cropland is down.
Hartford Council agrees to Dodge Industrial Park engineering work 08-08-2018
HARTFORD — The city’s Common Council Tuesday night unanimously approved an agreement with MSA Professional Services of Beaver Dam for the complete to complete all required engineering design work to prepare about 70 acres of land in Hartford’s Dodge Industrial Park for future development.
West Bend Music Academy to open downtown 08-08-2018
WEST BEND — By Sept. 1, the West Bend Music Academy is expected to open the doors to its new location in downtown West Bend.
Johnson Outdoor earns $23.8 million in 3Q 08-08-2018
RACINE — Johnson Outdoors Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $23.8 million.
Foxconn creates smart cities competition 08-08-2018
KENOSHA — Foxconn Technology Group announced its “Smart Cities — Smart Futures” competition Tuesday with up to $1 million in prizes.
Cousins Subs to open 40 restaurants in Chicagoland 08-08-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Chicagoans will soon be getting “better bread, better subs” when Cousins Subs expands into their city during the next few years.
Nearly 100 new homes proposed for Merton 08-08-2018
MERTON — Conceptual plans for an 80 to 90 home residential development on about 135 acres of farmland in northeast Lake Country are scheduled to be presented Thursday night to the Plan Commission.
Lawn and garden manufacturer Dura-Trel breaks ground on facility in Sheboygan Falls 08-07-2018
SHEBOYGAN FALLS — Dura-Trel Inc., a manufacturer of vinyl lawn and garden products, broke ground on a new manufacturing facility July 26 at 115 Vision Parkway, Sheboygan Falls.
Plan Commission reconsiders allowing landscaping businesses on residential properties 08-07-2018
GRAFTON — A very limited version of the town of Grafton’s landscaping ordinance may be reintroduced, to allow one-and-two-person operations on residential properties.
WMC launches health plan for businesses 08-07-2018
WAUKESHA — Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce announced Monday it is taking advantage of new rules created by the Department of Labor and is creating a statewide Association Health Plan.
Report: Cost of farming increasing in Wisconsin 08-06-2018
MADISON, Wis. — A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Wisconsin farmers experienced a slight increase in production costs last year.
Dairy farms feel sting of tariffs 08-05-2018
ALLENTON — The trade tariffs that President Donald Trump implemented, fulfilling a campaign promise, are beginning to have a profound impact for those earning a living in Wisconsin.
Village Board approves plan for Commerce Center 08-05-2018
SUSSEX — Sussex’s Village Board gave the go-ahead at the end of June to move forward with plans to create a seventh tax incremental financing district.
Kwik Trips coming to Sussex? 08-05-2018
SUSSEX — Village officials and representatives of Kwik Trip are not sure when, or if, the company will build convenience stores in Sussex.
New auto performance shop business plan gains Plan Commission OK 08-03-2018
RICHFIELD — The village’s Plan Commission, during its regular monthly meeting Thursday night at Village Hall reviewed and approved a business plan for a new business moving into the village.
US employers add 157,000 jobs, jobless rate hits 3.9 pct.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year.
Plans for new West Bend Fleet Farm date back to 2001  08-03-2018
WEST BEND — Plans for a new, larger Fleet Farm will go before the West Bend Plan Commission on Tuesday. Similar plans were presented to the city more than 15 years ago.
Jason Industries reports 2Q 2018 results 08-03-2018
WAUKESHA — Jason Industries, a finishing, component, seating and automotive acoustics manufacturer, reported its second quarter results Thursday and showed a 2.3 percent decrease in net sales compared to one year ago.
Froedtert’s Mequon hospital gets initial zoning OK 08-03-2018
MEQUON — Plans for a small, neighborhood hospital in Mequon took a step forward recently as the city’s Planning Commission approved rezoning.
raSmith buys Waukesha engineering firm 08-03-2018
BROOKFIELD — raSmith has grown its structural engineering division with the acquisition of Matsen Ford Design Architects in Waukesha.
5 Joints @ 5 Points to offer multiple cuisines in one spot 08-03-2018
WAUKESHA — When Terence Williams was just starting out in the food business, it wasn’t easy to get the support he needed to make his dreams come true.
Agency: Refinery fire caused by blast debris hitting tank
SUPERIOR, Wis. — A raging refinery fire that forced the temporary evacuation of homes in the coastal Wisconsin city of Superior in April was caused by an explosion that sent debris hurtling into an asphalt storage tank, a federal agency said Thursday.
Manitou Group reports first-half financial data 08-02-2018
WEST BEND — The board of directors of Manitou announced Tuesday the company had record quarter and revenue growth of 17 percent compared to the same period in 2017.
Eagles Landing condos one-third sold
OCONOMOWOC — Even with their high price tags, one-third of Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle luxury condos have been reserved.
Birchwood owner purchases two long-vacant buildings
GRAFTON — New life is being brought to two long-vacant Grafton buildings.
‘We just want a fair price for our product' 08-02-2018
OZAUKEE COUNTY — President Trump announced last week the impending distribution of $12 billion in emergency federal aid to farmers impacted by high tariffs imposed on American goods by foreign governments.
Grants awarded to improve storefront facades in West Bend 08-02-2018
WEST BEND — Since agreeing to accept the responsibility for managing the façade improvement grant program from the West Bend Economic Development Corp., city officials have provided awards to businesses meant to preserve the area’s historic characteristics while offering funding to allow for improvements.
Delafield manufacturer Arcon plans for growth 08-02-2018
DELAFIELD — A unique Lake Country-based manufacturer is expanding and planning a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and office building near the city’s southeast boundary.
Briggs buys Michigan manufacturer 08-02-2018
WAUKESHA — Briggs & Stratton Corporation announced Wednesday it has acquired certain assets of Hurricane, Inc., which designs and manufactures rugged stand-on leaf and debris blowers.
Increase in power outages results in sales growth for Generac 08-02-2018
TOWN OF GENESEE — With the number of residential power outages above normal, generator designer and manufacturer Generac Holdings Inc. saw an increase in sales during its recent second quarter.
Shopko Optical store coming to Mequon 08-02-2018
MEQUON — Shopko will open its first stand-alone optical store in the nation in the Mequon Pavilions later this month.
Crush Wine Bar to open second location in Muskego 08-02-2018
MUSKEGO — A favorite haunt of Waukesha wine aficionados is looking to bring its spirit and ambience to a new location.
Greenwald Facility hearing postponed a second time 08-02-2018
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO — A joint Plan Commission and Town Board public hearing for the $2 million banquet facility proposed for the town was postponed Wednesday night after it became public that new conditions were added to a conditional use permit for the facility.
Fed keeps key rate unchanged while signaling future hikes 08-01-2018
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday left its benchmark interest rate unchanged while signaling further gradual rate hikes in the months ahead as long as the economy stays healthy.
Fleet Farm to propose new store in West Bend 08-01-2018
WEST BEND — A proposed Fleet Farm construction of a 190,000-square-foot store and a 5,000-square-foot convenience store and outdoor garden center is set to go before the city’s Plan Commission.
Former Hartford Kmart site still vacant despite marketing efforts 08-01-2018
HARTFORD — Several things have happened since Kmart closed its location in the city in Hartford Plaza in the summer of 2016 — unfortunately many don’t bode well for the Plaza’s future.
Waterstone reports income of $9.4 million 08-01-2018
WAUWATOSA — Waterstone Financial Inc. (WSBF) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $9.4 million.
What’s hot? Supermarket take-out 08-01-2018
WHITEFISH BAY — Barbecued pork smoked in-house daily, freshly made chicken enchiladas, grilled-to- order paninis. Are these delicious-sounding items from the menu at your favorite restaurant?
Quad/Graphics’ sales increase 5% in second quarter 08-01-2018
SUSSEX — A 5 percent increase in sales was a highlight of Quad/Graphics, Inc.’s second quarter fiscal results compared to the second quarter of 2017.
Early morning fire destroys City of Pewaukee factory 08-01-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — More than 100 firefighters from 16 area departments battled a two-alarm fire Tuesday morning at NCL Graphic Specialties Inc., a packaging, labeling and printing factory at N29-W22960 Marjean Lane.
Fleet Farm builds first store in South Dakota 07-31-2018
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Fleet Farm's first foray into South Dakota is a $15.6 million store in Sioux Falls.
Designing woman 07-31-2018
PORT WASHINGTON — When Madalyn Manzeck was in high school at Living Word Lutheran in Jackson, she had dreams of going to Harvard and one day becoming a cardiac surgeon, but that was before she decided to take up sewing so she could learn how to make her own prom dress.
Aspen Medispa expands 07-31-2018
MEQUON — Aspen Medical Aesthetics and Laser Clinic recently hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house for the expansion of its medi-spa clinic in Mequon.
Gas station upgrade OK’d 07-31-2018
MEQUON — The Clark gas station on Mequon’s south side is getting a significant makeover.
Town of Cedarburg revisits Granville Road development plan 07-31-2018
CEDARBURG — A concept to develop a nine-lot residential development in the town of Cedarburg returned to the town of Cedarburg Plan Commission this month.
Wisconsin’s five-day sales tax holiday begins Wednesday
WISCONSIN – It may be a little early for back-to-school shopping, but if you’re in need of certain items, you might just want to hit the stores a little early this year.
Bavette La Boucherie coming to Mequon Public Market 07-31-2018
MEQUON — Bavette La Boucherie, a butcher shop already located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, will be joining Mequon Public Market when it opens later this year, Spur 16’s developer announced Monday.
Dollar Tree looking to expand New Berlin store 07-31-2018
NEW BERLIN — The Dollar Tree at 15345 W. National Ave. could soon be getting more room.
Mequon company sues Waukesha competitor, alleging false advertising 07-30-2018
WAUKESHA — A Mequon chemical disinfectant company is suing a Waukesha ultraviolet disinfection company, asking a judge to make it keep things clean when it comes to alleged false advertising claims regarding the efficacy of its product.
Aspire Dance Center moving to city
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Aspire Dance Center, owned by Christopher and Mandy Germain, will relocate to 1700 Rockwood Drive in the City of Pewaukee, said Studio Director Christopher Germain.
The little vegetable farm that could 07-26-2018
CEDARBURG — The Witte family doesn’t really think of their business in years. Rather, they think of it in generations.
The Corners to receive $7 million update 07-26-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — IM Properties announced Wednesday that the company will commit more than $7 million over the next 12 months to common area improvements at The Corners, according to a press release.
Liberty Dance Center seeking relocation to Venture Court 07-26-2018
WAUKESHA — Liberty Dance Center, currently located at 404 Travis Lane, is seeking approval from the Waukesha Plan Commission to relocate their operations and construct a new building on an undeveloped Venture Court lot.
Dental clinic may be coming to Meijer outlot 07-26-2018
WAUKESHA — An Illinois-based company is looking to open a dental clinic in an outlot of the Meijer store at East Sunset Drive and Tenny Avenue.
Walker talks tech education, workforce development at WCTC 07-26-2018
PEWAUKEE — Gov. Scott Walker made another campaign stop in southeast Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon ahead of the November election.
Coachwork Auto Body looks to expand
TOWN OF ADDISON — An expansion at Coachwork Auto Body Inc. will add 5,000 square feet to the business in an effort to create greater efficiency in light of a quickly growing customer base.
Details emerge on Briggs & Stratton’s new Germantown facility 07-25-2018
GERMANTOWN — Details surrounding Briggs & Stratton’s proposed warehouse and distribution facility came into sharper focus Monday as a Germantown panel gave a series of recommendations.
37 Wisconsin companies awarded Foxconn contracts
WEST BEND — For the largest project ever to come to Wisconsin, why not be a part of it any way they can?
Maple Center still in the works 07-25-2018
MUKWONAGO — Village officials are still engaged in discussions with Teronomy Builders, Inc to construct the Maple Center — a proposed mixed-use development located by the YMCA and ProHealth Care near Wolf Run on the village’s south side.
The show will go on? 07-25-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — As a nearly 9-month-old lawsuit continues working its way through court, construction on a new movie theater at The Corners development is moving forward at a rapid clip.
Finnish company purchases 4 Wisconsin paper mills 07-24-2018
KAUKAUNA, Wis. — A Finnish company has signed a definitive agreement to purchase four paper mills in Wisconsin for $615 million.
Ag sector bounces on word of US tariff aid for farmers
NEW YORK — Wall Street is flooding into the agricultural sector on reports that the Trump administration is preparing a plan that would send billions in aid to U.S. farmers hurt by tariffs.
Mequon office building sold for $4 million 07-24-2018
MEQUON — A 37,717-square-foot office building just off North Port Washington Road in Mequon has been sold for $4 million.
Town of Grafton ends permit freeze 07-24-2018
GRAFTON — The town of Grafton is opening the gates to let local development return to normal, unless one was looking to start a new home landscaping business.
Hartford officials OK amended CUP for downtown apartments 07-24-2018
HARTFORD — Members of the city’s Plan Commission have recommended unanimously that developers of a proposed new multi-unit apartment complex in the city’s downtown receive an amended conditional use permit.
Renewing energy 07-24-2018
NEW BERLIN — Neumann Companies has built the state’s first net zero community, the company says.
Home prices continue to climb as inventory squeeze persists 07-24-2018
WAUKESHA — Prices of existing homes in Southeastern Wisconsin continued to climb during the first half of 2018, as inventories remained tight.
Free forklift, construction training to be offered through La Casa 07-24-2018
WAUKESHA — La Casa de Esperanza’s Center for Financial Stability is partnering with the Milwaukee Community Service Corps and ResCare to offer free forklift and OSHA10 certification, for those interested in the construction industry.
New development to up Hartford’s single-family homes inventory 07-22-2018
HARTFORD — The attachment of nearly 85 acres of land to the city earlier this month could go a long way in increasing Hartford’s dwindling list of available lots for building single-family homes.
Manpower: 2Q brings profits of $143.4M 07-21-2018
MILWAUKEE - ManpowerGroup Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $143.4 million.
Sensient earns $39.1M in second quarter 07-21-2018
MILWAUKEE - Sensient Technologies Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $39.1 million.
County Bancorp makes $3.9M in second quarter 07-20-2018
MANITOWOC — County Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $3.9 million.
Snap-On: 2Q earnings reach $178.7M 07-20-2018
KENOSHA — Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $178.7 million.
Wisconsin unemployment ticks upward in June 07-20-2018
MADISON — A new report shows Wisconsin’s unemployment rate ticked slightly upward last month, although it remains under the national rate.
Moylan gets job at Stapleton Realty 07-19-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Former Oconomowoc High School Principal Joseph Moylan has landed a job as a real estate agent at Stapleton Realty.
His Auto granted conditional use permit
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council unanimously voted to give His Auto, currently at 202 E. Wisconsin Ave., a conditional use permit to operate at 718 Armour Road.
Get to know Denise Utecht 07-19-2018
Massage therapy dates back thousands of years, primarily in the Eastern hemisphere and continues to gain prominence in the U.S. as interest in, and acceptance of alternative medical treatments grow.
Hemp, cannabidiol shop to open at Brookfield Square
WAUKESHA — Milwaukee company 414 Hemp will bring cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp products to the 262 with a kiosk opening at Brookfield Square Mall on Friday at 9 a.m.
Businesses mainly optimistic about economy, says IBAW director 07-19-2018
BROOKFIELD — General optimism on the direction of the economy and a wait-and-see attitude on tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are what Independent Business Association of Wisconsin Executive Director Steve Kohlmann is hearing these days from members of the group he leads.
Brookfield’s historic train depot could be saved 07-19-2018
BROOKFIELD — A century- and-a-half-old train depot could escape the bulldozer through a public-private partnership.
Soy "milk" makers may need to find alternative description 07-18-2018
NEW YORK — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term.
Briggs & Stratton secures county loan for project 07-18-2018
To attract commercial enterprises to the area, Washington County officials arranged to subsidize a potential development project in Germantown, negotiating an agreement with representatives from Briggs & Stratton, Zilber Property Group and village leaders.
Developer withdraws offer to buy Plat School 07-18-2018
Faced with strong opposition from neighborhood residents, developer John Loosen has withdrawn his plan to purchase the historic Plat School in Richfield with the intention of moving Flynn’s Pub to the landmark building.
Boutique infusion clinic offers IV treatments outside hospital 07-18-2018
BROOKFIELD — Dr. Alia Fox has opened what she believes to be the only doctor-owned infusion boutique in the Milwaukee area.
STEAM education franchise opens in New Berlin 07-18-2018
NEW BERLIN — Challenge Island, a children’s educational franchise specializing in science, technology, engineering, art and math curriculum has opened in New Berlin.
US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard
DES MOINES, Iowa — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.
Businesses sought for Hartford Community Job Fair 07-17-2018
A continued shortage of trained workers to fill nearly 400 job openings in the Hartford area is one of the reasons the Hartford Area Development Corp. and the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce are collaborating with area employers to conduct a job fair Aug. 18.
Survey of economists: U.S. sales and employment likely to grow 07-17-2018
DETROIT — Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.
Amazon’s Wisconsin hiring more than triple projections
MILWAUKEE — After news broke last week that Amazon is considering buying 80 acres south of Ryan Road in Oak Creek for a four-story distribution center, the Seattle-based company announced it has hired more than 4,000 full-time employees over the past three years in Wisconsin, far exceeding its plan to hire 1,250 people.
June retail sales continue ‘steady run’ despite trade war threats 07-17-2018
WASHINGTON — June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, the National Retail Federation said Monday.
Commute to Careers 07-17-2018
SUSSEX — Gov. Scott Walker announced Monday morning that the state will seek to invest more money in Wisconsin workers and jobs — to the tune of $8 million.
Johnson concerned about ‘widespread tariffs’ 07-17-2018
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday he’s concerned with the Trump administration’s ‘‘widespread tariffs’’ and wants the White House to know ‘‘there’s some real damage being done’’ to companies.
Foxconn to create Eau Claire technology hub 07-17-2018
EAU CLAIRE — First Pleasant Prairie in Racine County, then downtown Milwaukee and now Eau Claire — Foxconn Technology Group continues growing its presence in the state and creating more jobs.
Development firm Lanex increases focus on digital marketing 07-17-2018
BROOKFIELD — Web and software development firm Lanex serves companies with a wide range of tech needs, often custom and complex ones.
Foxconn plans to open west-central Wisconsin facilities
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group plans to open facilities in west-central Wisconsin.
Legal issue over town of Erin wine business gets sent back to lower court
A legal battle between Nancy Zelman and the Town Board of Erin and the Erin plan commission was sent back to the circuit court of Washington County after a Wednesday decision from the Court of Appeals District II.
Apartment complex owner files tax lawsuit against city 07-14-2018
WAUKESHA - A Brookfield company is suing the city of Waukesha, alleging it over-assessed six apartment buildings the company owns on the city's west side.
Walker, area officials hold ceremony for $32M Milwaukee Tool expansion 07-14-2018
BROOKFIELD — The ceremony marks the start of a $32 million expansion project that will create 350 new local jobs.
Lisbon officials considering water service 07-14-2018
TOWN OF LISBON - A proposal for 300 to 400 residential units on 150 acres of land on the west side of Hwy 164 near Jay Lane is prompting town officials to ponder creating a municipal water system.
Brookfield’s Goldfish Swim School a family affair 07-14-2018
BROOKFIELD - Area parents looking to get their kids swimming have a new option in Brookfield, Goldfish Swim School. The school, at 12565 West Feerick St., opened in November 2017.
West Bend businesses to pay for weights and measures inspections 07-13-2018
Businesses operating within West Bend will pay for an inspector to investigate the accuracy of the devices their customers use for different transactions, from weighing groceries to fueling their vehicles.
West Bend officials approve ordinance for food truck permit applications 07-13-2018
West Bend officials have ratified a procedure that staff and Plan Commission members endorsed for evaluating applications for mobile food operations.
Owner of Bibinger’s to open Italian restaurant in former Dublin’s building
The long history of the building most recently occupied by Dublin’s starts its next chapter with the introduction of Culaccino Bar and Italian Kitchen.
Advocate Aurora Health and Foxconn collaborate on health care 07-13-2018
WAUKESHA — With their health care knowledge and innovative technology, Foxconn and Advocate Aurora Health want to explore ways to improve health care and improve outcomes while lowering costs for individuals and employers.
Couple launches new Maaco franchise in Waukesha 07-13-2018
WAUKESHA — A new Maaco collision repair and auto painting franchise is open in Waukesha. Maaco’s newest location at 1921 S. West Ave is the only one in the city.
Almost full 07-13-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Corners Apartments in Brookfield are 80 percent full less than a year after opening, says Property Manager Riley Draayers.
Board approves wedding venue 07-13-2018
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Town Board granted a conditional use permit for a barn-themed wedding venue on Lawnsdale Road on Thursday night, ending a months-long debate on the project.
‘Brew. Drink. Repeat.’ 07-12-2018
OCONOMOWOC — After purchasing Sweet Mullets in 2016, Chad Ostram has decided to rename it Brewfinity, completing the change from the former business.
Church, food truck clear initial hurdles 07-12-2018
WAUKESHA — Plans for a Tex-Mex food truck and a new Lutheran church have received initial backing from the Plan Commission.
The tangy taste of success 07-12-2018
WAUKESHA — Like any good businessman, when Andrae Dukes wanted to begin marketing his homemade barbecue sauce to the world, he knew he had to beat the competition.
Denali Ingredients to offer more cookie dough options to meet demand 07-12-2018
NEW BERLIN — Cookie dough has long been a favorite treat among adults and children and its popularity is only growing, according to New Berlin-based Denali Ingredients.
Home sales tumble in metro Milwaukee during June 07-12-2018
WAUKESHA — Home sales took a downturn of 8.5 percent during the month of June in the four-county metropolitan Milwaukee area with a lack of homes for sale to blame.
Germantown panel gives preliminary approval to first phase of subdivision 07-11-2018
GERMANTOWN — A single-family subdivision of up to 17 possible parcels could take up residence on Germantown’s southeast side, though a number of issues continue to hang in the balance before plans are finalized.
Expansion OK’d by Hartford Plan Commission 07-11-2018
HARTFORD — Last week it was revealed Carmex Precision Tools was going to construct a new building and move from Richfield to the city’s Dodge Industrial Park.
Celebrating Wisconsin’s main streets 07-11-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — With the ongoing buzz of construction providing a backdrop, state and local officials gathered at the site of the village’s historic firehouse Tuesday to applaud a project that will transform the building into a restaurant and to cast a spotlight on the economic contributions of the businesses in the village’s historic center.
Panel lauds proposed details for planned WhirlyBall site at mall 07-11-2018
BROOKFIELD — Details of the new WhirlyBall restaurant and entertainment venue envisioned for the south end of Brookfield Square came into sharp focus Monday, and a city panel was overwhelmingly supportive of the plans submitted.
Fresh Market shuttering Brookfield Square store 07-11-2018
BROOKFIELD — Specialty grocer Fresh Market announced Monday it is closing its two Milwaukee-area stores in the next two to four weeks.
Village officials seek remedies for downtown parking issues 07-11-2018
HARTLAND — Village officials are seeking solutions to downtown parking problems as new businesses and restaurants on the main drag have led to residents and visitors cramming for that “perfect spot.”
Wisconsin Harley-Davidson building training course 07-11-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Wisconsin Harley-Davidson is in the process of building a new training course behind its building at 1280 Blue Ribbon Drive in Oconomowoc so people can learn how to ride right on site.
Panel seeks flexibility in issuing wine-only liquor licenses
WAUKESHA — A city panel is seeking changes to local liquor regulations that could make it easier for non-restaurants to get a license for serving wine as long as they serve some kind of food with the alcoholic beverage.
American workers' willingness to quit hits 17-year high
WASHINGTON — The proportion of American workers that quit their jobs in May reached the highest level in 17 years, a sign that more people are confident they can find a new job, likely at higher pay.
Wisconsin cranberry, tart cherry production declines 07-10-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin apple growers had a productive year in 2017, but cranberry and tart cherry producers faced more challenges.
A bright new (old) look 07-10-2018
DELAFIELD — Painting contractors for Summit businesswoman Maria Luther were restoring Delafield’s legendary landmark, “The Smiley Barn,” with a coat of yellow paint on the silo of the barn-like structure near the interchange of Highway 83 and Interstate 94 on Monday afternoon.
Art sculpture proposed for Sunset Crossings shopping center 07-10-2018
WAUKESHA - The owners of the Sunset Crossings shopping center at East Avenue and East Sunset Drive are seeking permission from the city Plan Commission to install a large metal art sculpture at the center.
Richfield Auto repair business buys Milwaukee building
MILWAUKEE — Richfield-based Untouchable Auto & Diesel has bought a Milwaukee industrial building in which to expand its operations.
Brookfield Square changes will go beyond Sears redevelopment 07-10-2018
BROOKFIELD — As talk of Brookfield Square’s metamorphosis has heated up in the first half of 2018, much of the attention has been focused on the redevelopment of the Sears department store and auto center sites.
Couple looking to open Tex-Mex food truck at Moreland and Jefferson 07-10-2018
WAUKESHA — A local couple is looking to bring the flavors of Texas and Mexico to Waukesha’s near east side.
Brookfield planners to discuss Whirlyball proposal 07-08-2018
BROOKFIELD — The next stage of potential transformation for Brookfield Square mall will be addressed during Monday’s Plan Commission meeting.
Waukesha Town Board could vote on wedding venue Thursday 07-08-2018
WAUKESHA — After two public hearings on the proposal — each of them more than three hours long — members of the Waukesha Town Plan Commission and Town Board are slated to cast their vote on a conditional use permit for a barn-themed wedding venue at S47-W23045 Lawnsdale Road when they gather for a joint meeting Thursday evening.
Triple Crown Products sizes up Mukwonago’s new business park 07-08-2018
MUKWONAGO — Triple Crown Products of Waterford Wisconsin could be the second tenant in Mukwonago’s new industrial park after the company submitted a proposal to plan commissioners to construct a $4.5 million facility, said John Weidl, village administrator and economic director.
Town of Lisbon planners to see big development proposal
TOWN OF LISBON — A proposal for 300 to 400 residential units on 150 acres of land on the west side of Highway 164, between Good Hope and Plainview Roads north of the Sussex border, will be presented to the Plan Commission Thursday night.
Jolly Good Soda launches two more nostalgic flavors
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin favorite Jolly Good Soda announced it will bring back Blue Raspberry and Pina Colada flavors permanently.
Gold’s Gym on Moreland closing its doors Sunday 07-06-2018
WAUKESHA — The Gold’s Gym at West Moreland Boulevard and Delafield Street will close its doors Sunday evening after more than nine years at the location.
US adds a solid 213,000 jobs; unemployment up to 4 pct.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.
Trump’s tweets don’t ruffle Thiensville Harley dealer 07-06-2018
THIENSVILLE — While President Trump is tweeting Harley-Davidson’s plan to move some production overseas is “the beginning of the end” for the company, the sales manager of Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson is not losing any sleep.
West Bend dog care business looks to possibly expand, add boarding 07-06-2018
Representatives from a canine day care business have approached West Bend officials for permission to possibly expand their facility.
Marinating in success 07-06-2018
TOWN OF ERIN — A small, urban-style barbecue restaurant with a unique “Wall of Fame” is not what you would expect to find in the rural farm fields and scenic woodlands of the Town of Erin in Washington County.
Pat’s Rib Place’s latest offering: more seating room 07-06-2018
WAUKESHA — More customers will be able to soak in the ambiance of Pat’s Rib Place next week when the popular barbecue eatery opens its expanded seating area on Tuesday.
The art of the cinnamon bun 07-06-2018
PEWAUKEE — The bakery may be called Simply Cinnamon Bakery, but the process of making thousands of cinnamon rolls each week isn’t so simple, said owner Barb Sweet.
Allen hopes displaced Eaton workers will find jobs locally
WAUKESHA — State Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha, hopes that the 52 workers who will lose their jobs when Eaton Corporation’s Cooper Power Systems LLC in Waukesha contracts with an outside firm for maintenance will find jobs locally.
Auto tariffs likely to send used car prices higher, experts say 07-05-2018
If the U.S. Commerce Department adopts President Donald Trump’s proposal of a 25 percent tax on imported new cars and car parts, the higher costs for carmakers to assemble and sell new cars could boost demand for used vehicles, analysts predict.
Going to the dogs 07-05-2018
WAUKESHA — Construction of a Pet Supplies Plus is beginning to take shape at 120 E. Sunset Drive.
Coming back for seconds 07-05-2018
Eaton’s Fresh Pizza officially opened its doors June 27 in West Bend, more than a decade after the take-and-bake pizza shop of the same name closed its doors.
Germantown OKs plan for industrial development 07-05-2018
GERMANTOWN — Plans for a multi-phased industrial development at the Holy Hill Road interchange on Interstate 41 in Germantown have been solidified after months of discussion.
Biloba’s presence in Brookfield still growing
BROOKFIELD — Gordon Lane got to consider, and eventually make, what might be the most Wisconsin-centric decision ever.
Multimillion-dollar Waukesha company to relocate in Big Bend 07-05-2018
BIG BEND — A multi-million-dollar international company in the Town of Waukesha known as Connoils LLC will be constructing a large production and distribution center in Big Bend following approval by the Plan Commission Monday night.
‘Wisconsin inspired, Twisted Fire:’ New restaurant coming to Oconomowoc 07-05-2018
OCONOMOWOC — A new restaurant is coming to 515 E. Wisconsin Ave., the old Buca, that is bringing a fiery twist on classic Wisconsin dishes to Oconomowoc.
West Bend officials formalize mobile food truck application procedure 07-03-2018
After allowing Mr. Tony’s BBQ, a mobile food truck, to operate within the city via a different process, West Bend officials have developed a formalized procedure for approving similar requests in the future.
Sharing Cedarburg’s history 07-03-2018
CEDARBURG — June 11 was a day Chris Smith had been waiting exactly 53 weeks for. As the painting crew packed up the ladders and brushes and drove away, the downtown property he purchased one year ago was finally finished and ready to be put on display.
Hartford OKs liquor license for art, ceramics studio 07-03-2018
HARTFORD – The city’s Common Council, last week, unanimously approved issuing a liquor license to Creative License — an arts and ceramic studio at 52 N. Main Street in the city’s downtown.
Richfield’s Carmex Precision Tools will move to Hartford industrial park 07-03-2018
HARTFORD — There is more positive business news for the city.
Bob Fish Buick is now Lynch Buick GMC 07-03-2018
WEST BEND — Bob Fish Buick GMC was sold by the Fish family, the dealership has been taken over by Patrick Lynch and the dealership was renamed Lynch Buick GMC of West Bend.
State law change affects Lac La Belle 07-03-2018
LAC LA BELLE — A state zoning law that some Town of Oconomowoc residents had hoped to use to block construction of a corporate headquarters adjacent to the Lac La Belle golf course has been repealed by the state Legislature.
New life for old BP gas station site?
PEWAUKEE — A coveted patch of lakefront property in the village could be on the cusp of redevelopment.
Eaton contracting with AECOM for maintenance services 07-03-2018
WAUKESHA — Workers at three Eaton locations in Waukesha will have their positions eliminated when the company hires AECOM to handle its maintenance services.
Village of Jackson gives favorable nod to changes within residential development 07-01-2018
JACKSON — The density of a multi-phased residential development is set to go down, based on plans developers submitted to the village of Jackson this week.
Attorney sues partner in failed Quaker Steak & Lube venture 07-01-2018
NEW BERLIN — A Waukesha attorney and his wife have filed suit against his business partner, alleging he was lied to a number of times after investing in the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant, now a Point Burger Bar.
Self-storage facility pitched for vacant New Berlin Pick ’n Save 07-01-2018
NEW BERLIN — A local contractor has pitched a redevelopment of the former Pick ’n Save property at West National Avenue and Sunnyslope Road that calls for turning the 66,893-square-foot building into a self-storage facility and constructing two commercial out-lot buildings on the site.
Panos building to be revived 07-01-2018
WAUKESHA — A local business will move into the Panos Fresh Market building at 200 W. Main St. in downtown Waukesha after it has sat vacant for five years.
Cooper Power Systems to lay off 52 employees, mostly mechanics 06-30-2018
WAUKESHA - Cooper Power Systems intends to lay off 52 employees this fall at its North Street location in Waukesha.
GE Distributed Power gives state notice of 236 layoffs
WAUKESHA - It’s been a while coming, but GE Distributed Power, Inc. gave notice to the state Friday that it will begin to lay off 236 employees in Waukesha at the end of August.
Wisconsin marine products company purchased in $910M deal 06-29-2018
MILWAUKEE — A manufacturing company says it's agreed to pay $910 million for a Wisconsin marine products company that has more than 600 employees
Foxconn reaches agreement to open Green Bay office
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group plans to open an office in Green Bay.
Panel reviews activity in 4 Hartford TIF districts 06-29-2018
HARTFORD — The city’s Joint Review Board held its annual meeting Thursday night at City Hall and heard reports on four Tax Incremental Finance Districts that were created in the city to promote economic development and growth in the city’s annual property tax collection.
Foxconn to host community open house 06-29-2018
MOUNT PLEASANT — Foxconn Technology Group announced Thursday it will host a two-day community open house to provide residents from Racine County and the surrounding area an opportunity to see the technologies that will be developed at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant.
Village Pumper to host grand opening of new liquor store 06-29-2018
MUKWONAGO — The Village Wine & Liquor next to the Village Pumper gas station on 710 Main St. in Mukwonago will have its grand opening today from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Fostering business minds 06-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Each fall, countless college freshmen seek to pursue the benefits of a degree in business. There’s just one problem. An overwhelming number of those students have not taken a single business-related class while in high school.
Trump touts economic policies at Foxconn ground-breaking 06-28-2018
MT. PLEASANT, Wisconsin - President Donald Trump highlighted his economic policies Thursday at the groundbreaking for a massive $10 billion FoxConn factory complex that may bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin, a state he barely carried in the 2016 presidential election.
Ristorante Bartolotta reopens today after remodel 06-28-2018
WAUWATOSA — After getting a refreshed dining room and a new kitchen, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 reopened its doors Wednesday for the dinner service.
Two applicants, one license 06-28-2018
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Common Council found itself in a bit of an dilemma Monday night when the city’s two newest restaurants both applied for a coveted liquor license that will become available this Sunday.
Two Foxtown projects move forward in Mequon 06-28-2018
MEQUON — Building and site plans for a building with a restaurant and offices and another with 96 apartment units earned unanimous approval from the Mequon Planning Commission.
Seasonal hiring starting at 300 Kohl’s locations 06-28-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Returning to school may be the last thing on students’ minds right now, but Kohl’s announced its seasonal hiring plan to coincide with back-to-school shopping.
Old Navy to open at Shoppes at Fox River 06-28-2018
WAUKESHA — Old Navy will open its new store at The Shoppes at Fox River sometime late next week, while work on a Bath & Body Works location is taking place at another storefront in the shopping center.
Four Waukesha County subcontractors selected for Wisconn Valley construction 06-28-2018
WAUKESHA — Foxconn Technology Group and its general contractor, M+W | Gilbane, selected four Waukesha County subcontractors for the construction of a $14 million multipurpose building, according to a press release.
Lac La Belle trustee predicts no Prestwick headquarters 06-28-2018
LAC LA BELLE — A Lac La Belle village trustee predicted Tuesday night there is “a high probability” that the Prestwick Group will decide not to build a new corporate headquarters adjacent to the Lac La Belle golf course the company is rebuilding.
Something to smile about 06-27-2018
SLINGER — After 12 years in an office with four chairs in less than 1,500 square feet, Dr. Chris Shumway moved down the road to a new 8,000-square-foot dental office for Shumway Family Dental.
Germantown company’s expansion plans draw concerns 06-27-2018
GERMANTOWN — A growing food services company has visions of eventually expanding operations in the heart of Germantown. Details, however, will likely undergo heavy scrutiny in the months ahead before any firm decisions are made.
Brandywine cleared for outdoor dining, serving in Cedarburg 06-27-2018
CEDARBURG — The timing couldn’t have been better for one of Cedarburg’s newest restaurants to receive a unique agreement that exemplifies an evolution that’s occurring as the city bridges the past with the present.
Keller Williams to occupy Riverwalk development 06-27-2018
HARTLAND — Keller Williams Realty may occupy the Riverwalk mixed-use development following a vote to approve an amendment to the Riverwalk Planned Unit Development Monday night.
Harken Industrial acquires Chicago company 06-27-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Harken Industrial announced Tuesday it acquired Chicago-based Elevated Safety, LLC, which trains, consults and equips rope access and rescue workers.
GE Healthcare to become separate company 06-27-2018
WAUKESHA — GE Healthcare, one of the largest employers in southeastern Wisconsin, will break away from its corporate parent to become a separate company some time in the next 12 to 18 months.
Rauser Agency joins Robertson Ryan 06-26-2018
MEQUON — The Rauser Agency, which now has locations in Mequon and downtown Milwaukee, has joined Robertson Ryan & Associates.
Wisconsin Cheese Day  06-26-2018
GERMANTOWN — State officials visited Gehl Foods and 12 other cheese producers statewide as part of Wisconsin Cheese Day on Monday.
New Berlin company rolls out walker to ease back pain 06-26-2018
NEW BERLIN — A walker intended to reduce neck and back pressure has been rolled out by New Berlin-based company Motivo, Inc.
Bear Arms aims to open in July in Mequon 06-26-2018
MEQUON — After numerous hurdles and setbacks, the Bear Arms gun range in Mequon is finally ready to open.
Special meeting on golf course plan tonight 06-26-2018
LAC LA BELLE — The Village Board has scheduled for tonight a special meeting to discuss with residents the Prestwick Group’s plans to rebuild the Lac La Belle golf course and construct a 60,000 square-foot corporate headquarters adjacent to the course.
Casablanca restaurant opening second location in Brookfield 06-26-2018
BROOKFIELD — Middle Eastern cuisine and ambiance are now right up the road for Brookfield residents.
Hartford Council eyes increase in number of city’s liquor licenses 06-24-2018
HARTFORD — City aldermen will be asked at their regular Tuesday night meeting to vote on an unusual request.
CVS Health adds drug disposal collection boxes 06-23-2018
GREEN BAY - CVS Health held an announcement with Attorney General Brad Schimel on Friday to promote the installation of in-store permanent drug disposal collection boxes in Wisconsin.
Business executives concerned about road closure amid redevelopment 06-23-2018
BROOKFIELD - While support for Brookfield Square’s south-end metamorphosis is widespread, executives of nearby businesses this week went on record and expressed accessibility concerns as construction work picks up steam.  
Kayak business eyed for historic Fredonia building 06-23-2018
FREDONIA - The building on the shore of the Milwaukee River dates to the Civil War and has a curious name.
Tariffs, other costs raise home building prices 06-23-2018
WAUKESHA - Builders around the country and in Wisconsin say lumber and steel tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are adding to the cost of new home building.   
Oconomowoc location of Mazatlan closed 06-22-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc location of Mazatlan, a restaurant offering a variety of Mexican cuisine, has closed its doors.
County officials OK referendum asking about ‘dark store’ legislation 06-22-2018
Washington County officials, eager for progress regarding legislation to address a loophole related to property taxes, will ask voters to offer their opinions regarding the matter.
Waukesha council approves White Rock TIF
WAUKESHA — The Common Council on a 12 to 1 vote this week approved creating a special taxing district to encourage economic development in a 37-acre neighborhood along White Rock Avenue on the city’s east side.
The Corners creates community vibe with activities 06-22-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The food truck craze is all the rage, and The Corners of Brookfield is joining the fun.
Developer to bring stadium proposal back to commission
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — More than 40 residents attended the Pewaukee Golf Club redevelopment open house and neighborhood listening session Thursday night where Diamond Club Entertainment, LLC officials announced they would return to the Plan Commission with a modified baseball stadium and residential complex proposal.
End of a Tradition 06-21-2018
WAUKESHA — The German-style building that once housed the Weissgerber’s Gasthaus was in the process of being torn down Wednesday.
Under new management 06-21-2018
After a nine-year run, Pat Kent is closing the doors to Pillars Pub one last time Sunday evening to let new owners take over.
Actuant has 3Q income of $29M 06-21-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $29 million.
Sobie’s, Olympia have liquor licenses renewed 06-21-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Before Tuesday night’s Common Council hearing regarding Sobie’s renewal of its liquor license, everything was squared away and up to code, which led to the council voting 7-0 to renew Sobie’s license without a hearing.
Industrial park plan advances in Germantown 06-20-2018
GERMANTOWN — The appearance of the Interstate 41 interchange at Holy Hill Road could look dramatically different in the years ahead on the heels of a decision made Monday.
Ribbon cutting marks formal opening of downtown Hartford hotel 06-20-2018
HARTFORD — Hartford’s new downtown hotel really put the word “grand” into the term “grand opening” Tuesday afternoon when as many as 200 people attended the formal ribbon cutting and gathering to mark the official opening of the Cobblestone Country Inn and Suites downtown.
Luxury condos under construction in Bishops Woods 06-20-2018
BROOKFIELD— A large luxury condo complex known as The Reserve is under construction near the intersection of Bluemound Road and Sunnyslope Road in the Bishops Woods Business Park.
Utility buys Wisconsin land for substation to power Foxconn
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — American Transmission Co. has purchased land to build a proposed electrical substation for the $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group complex in southeast Wisconsin.
Foxconn investing in $30 million water recycling system
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group says it's investing in a $30 million recycling system that will significantly reduce the amount of water drawn from Lake Michigan for its planned manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin.
Town Center improvements possible if Foxtown TIF incentives get OK 06-19-2018
MEQUON — If the Mequon Common Council votes to amend its tax incremental finance district to provide a $4.5 million incentive for the Foxtown project, it opens the door for additional public improvements in the Town Center area.
New Delafield Chocolate Factory coming soon 06-19-2018
DELAFIELD — Get ready to indulge in the Chocolate Factory’s signature subs and sundaes at an all-new spot.
DHL to close Mequon location, lay off 59 workers 06-19-2018
MEQUON — On Monday, DHL Supply Chain informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it plans to close its Mequon location.
Country Springs Hotel completes name transition to Ingleside Hotel 06-19-2018
WAUKESHA — Longtime Waukesha County landmark Country Springs Hotel has officially changed its name to The Ingleside Hotel.
Planned office building latest in Town Center 06-19-2018
MEQUON — The Town Center neighborhood continues to attract developer interest as Mequon’s Planning Commission June 11 reviewed a rezoning request land that may house two 25,000-square-foot office buildings.
Gallery 1, with strong Waukesha ties, celebrates 40 years of business 06-19-2018
WAUKESHA — This month, Gallery 1 is celebrating 40 years of business in Waukesha.
Smiley Barn returns in the fall 06-19-2018
DELAFIELD — This city will have its legendary, iconic landmark – The Smiley Barn — back at its home near the interchange of Hwy. 83 and Interstate 94 by this Fall.
Concerns about Lac La Belle’s new golf course 06-19-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village Administrator George Stumpf has acknowledged there is “general concern” among village residents about Prestwick Group’s reconstruction of the Lac La Belle golf course.
Clinic looks to move into West Bend tax district 06-17-2018
West Bend Medical is negotiating with the city of West Bend to move to a location at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street, which is in a distressed TID (Tax Incremental District).
Town of Waukesha delays event barn vote 06-16-2018
TOWN OF WAUKESHA - The Town Board and Plan Commission postponed until July 12 votes on a conditional use permit for a 50-acre event venue, including a 4,200 square-foot event barn, on the Lilac Acres Farm on S47-W2315 Lawnsdale Road.
Pink Mocha Cafe granted liquor license after second attempt 06-16-2018
HARTLAND - After four months, two applications and a change in the Village Board’s composition, Pink Mocha Cafe in Hartland will be able to operate a full bar.
Johnson visits local metal fabrication company, discusses tariffs 06-16-2018
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, visited Mathison Manufacturing Inc., a local company that specializes in metal fabrication, on Friday morning.
90 years and counting 06-16-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS - While his professional pursuits have taken him in disparate directions over the years, Harvey Moy’s primary role as a restaurateur almost seemed predestined.
Multi-million-dollar condos approved in Mukwonago 06-16-2018
MUKWONAGO - The face of Mukwonago’s Highway 83 entrance on the north side will change come fall with plan commissioners approving The Villas at Chapman Farms condo development this week, and other adjacent developments already underway.
Design unveiled for Brookfield conference center 06-16-2018
BROOKFIELD - As Bluemound Road continues to evolve with new developments, longtime shopping anchor for the area Brookfield Square Mall is also getting updated with a conference center. 
Foxconn closes on North American headquarters 06-15-2018
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group has purchased a downtown Milwaukee building to house its North American headquarters as it prepares to build a mammoth manufacturing complex 30 miles (50 kilometers) to the south.
Ariens closing Nebraska plant, affecting nearly 200 workers
AUBURN, Neb. — An outdoor power equipment company is closing its plant in southeast Nebraska.
New professionals group to hold kick-off event tonight
A new group made up of area professionals will hold a public kick off event tonight to mark the birth of the organization and to explain the goals to the community.
The Bog to expand 06-15-2018
SAUKVILLE — Most people are drawn to The Bog for its Arnold Palmer-designed course in the town of Saukville. Since 1995, it has been one of the premiere courses to golf in the area.
May retail sales increase 5.6 percent over 2017 06-15-2018
WEST BEND — May retail sales increased 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted over April and 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year as a growing economy prompted consumers to continue to spend, the National Retail Federation announced Thursday.
Elmbrook School District gives official support for Brookfield TID No. 8 06-15-2018
BROOKFIELD — The Elmbrook School District on Tuesday officially voted to throw its support behind the creation of the new tax incremental district number eight in Brookfield.
GEE, what a farm! 06-15-2018
MUKWONAGO — Kathy Gee has loved animals since she was at least 8 years old.
Reilly supports White Rock TIF district
WAUKESHA — Mayor Shawn Reilly has endorsed the creation of a special taxing district to encourage economic redevelopment in a 37-acre neighborhood along White Rock Avenue between Moreland Boulevard and the intersection of Main Street and Hartwell Avenue.
Wisconsin unemployment holds at 2.8 percent in May
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate remained at a record-low for a second straight month in May.
Foxconn, Wisconsin university, announce internship program 06-14-2018
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are launching an internship program that will send engineering students to the company's headquarters in Taiwan for a semester.
Domino’s Grafton location expected to be open this weekend 06-14-2018
GRAFTON — Domino’s is coming back to Grafton, on the other side of the street.
An enthusiastic thumbs-up 06-14-2018
MEQUON — Final plans for the three historic buildings along Mequon Road that will be part of the Spur 16 development got rave reviews from Mequon Planning Commission members Monday.
Women’s event speaker: Glass ceiling meant to be shattered 06-14-2018
From a U.S. Olympic trials speed skater to taking career risks on Wall Street and elsewhere in business Linda Mutschler’s message Wednesday to others at the Women’s Forum of Wisconsin luncheon at the Museum of Wisconsin Art was: Don’t listen to critics — the glass ceiling is meant to be shattered.
Cielo starts diversity and inclusion certification program for employees 06-14-2018
BROOKFIELD — Cielo has designed a diversity and inclusion certification program for its more than 2,000 employees worldwide, which according to its Wednesday announcement, “ensures that Cielo recruiters, talent acquisition coordinators and interview specialists have the critical skills and knowledge to support and advance clients’ D& I strategies.”
Second Batteries Plus Bulbs to open Monday in Brookfield 06-14-2018
BROOKFIELD — The second Batteries Plus Bulbs store in Brookfield is set to open Monday at 17395 W. Bluemound Road.
Open house next week for $65M golf club redevelopment proposal in City of Pewaukee 06-14-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Diamond Club Entertainment, LLC, the company proposing the Pewaukee Golf Club redevelopment project, is hosting an open house and neighborhood listening session on June 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ingleside Hotel located at 2810 Golf Road in Waukesha, according to a press release.
Illinois officials concerned over Foxconn plant impact
CHICAGO — County officials in northeastern Illinois are objecting to the potential environmental impacts of Foxconn Technology Group's manufacturing plant in neighboring Wisconsin.
A bar and grill with some character 06-13-2018
After only allowing for about three days to transition from Aiden O’Reilly’s Pub over to the Slippery Rail, Mark Merten and his wife Brenda re-opened the bar and grill located at 402 Main St. in Allenton on May 30.
Briggs and Stratton could anchor first phase of G’town corporate park 06-13-2018
GERMANTOWN — New details surfaced Monday on the proposed redevelopment of a high-profile area of Germantown.
Generac Power Systems to hire almost 300 people 06-13-2018
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generator company Generac Power Systems is looking to hire nearly 300 people for positions at six of its Wisconsin locations this month.
Milwaukee Tool’s proposed 3-story expansion gets thumbs up 06-13-2018
BROOKFIELD — Milwaukee Tool’s continued plans for growth in Brookfield are getting enthusiastic responses from Brookfield officials.
Metro home sales decline for first time in 2018 06-13-2018
WAUKESHA — For the first time in 2018, home sales were down in metro Milwaukee during the month of May.
Thiensville’s the baaree, adjacent to the cheel, plans June 29 grand-opening celebration 06-12-2018
THIENSVILLE — An outdoor garden, the baaree, will open Friday, June 29, adjacent to the cheel, 105 S. Main St.
Care for the ‘Scent’-ces 06-12-2018
CEDARBURG — A new tie-in to the cultural preservation of downtown Cedarburg is coming to Washington Avenue Friday.
Five Points Mfg relocating to Cedarburg
CEDARBURG — A longtime Cedarburg manufacturing property is getting a new tenant.
Synergy is the hallmark of Arrabelle’s groundbreaking 06-12-2018
CEDARBURG — Though a few dozen people gathered to recognize the formal groundbreaking moment on the corner of the property, what was more telling was the dozen or so workers behind them keeping busy as the former St. Francis Borgia campus was well on its way to a new chapter as the home of the Arrabelle development.
New Hartford hotel opens Friday 06-12-2018
After breaking ground last September, construction of the new Cobblestone Inn and Suites in downtown Hartford is complete.
Froedtert clinic to offer specialized services for LGBTQ community 06-12-2018
WAUWATOSA — The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin campus in Wauwatosa will be the site of a new clinic that offers comprehensive primary and preventative care for people identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer.
Modine to sell South African business operation 06-12-2018
RACINE — Modine Manufacturing Company announced Monday it has signed an agreement to sell its South American business operation, AIAC Air Conditioning South Africa (Pty) Ltd., to the current management team, headed by Andrew Koeslag.
Keller Inc. to take on two projects 06-12-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Keller Inc. has signed on to build two projects for southeastern Wisconsin businesses — Menomonee Falls Storage and Dr. Koutnik Dental Clinic.
Survey: Wisconsin companies to have robust hiring in 3Q
WAUKESHA — Even as companies struggle to find employees to fill open positions, a recent survey by the ManpowerGroup indicates employers across the country, but especially here in Wisconsin, plan to hire extensively during the third quarter.
Woman’s idea transformed into new craft beer 06-10-2018
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly worked with MobCraft beer to create a citrus shandy — a wheat ale including grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime and honey — after a Glendale woman's idea was selected from an online contest.
Richfield panel calls for public hearing on bar’s move to Plat School building 06-10-2018
RICHFIELD — The village’s Plan Commission on Thursday night unanimously approved a resolution supporting a developer’s proposal for the old Plat School building and recommending the Village Board hold a public hearing on the proposal.
Bella Gusto to undergo remodel 06-10-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Bella Gusto Italian Restaurant, Market and Deli will get a kitchen remodel from June 10 until June 14, according to their Facebook post.
Drexel Building Supply to build $2.1M facility in Columbus
WAUKESHA — Builder materials supplier Drexel Building Supply Inc. announced Friday it will construct a $2.1 facility in Columbus that is expected to create 113 jobs during the next three years.
Woodman’s to sell Falls outlot to — another grocer 06-10-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Since taking root on Menomonee Falls’ easterly border with Milwaukee nearly a decade ago, big-box grocer Woodman’s has been marketing several unused parcels on its sprawling land along the Highway 145 bypass.
Hearings on wedding venue, new TIF district planned
WAUKESHA — A month after residents packed the boardroom at the Waukesha Town Hall to object to a conditional use permit for a barn-themed wedding venue at S47-W23045 Lawnsdale Road, town plan commissioners are slated to reconvene the public hearing on the permit.
Wells Fargo to lay off 46 workers in Falls 06-10-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — As part of its plan to reduce costs, Wells Fargo will lay off 46 workers in its Wealth Management Investment Contact Center office at its Menomonee Falls facility.
Gateway Technical College, CC&N develop program to aid field technicians 06-08-2018
BROOKFIELD - A new certification program offered by CC&N and Gateway Technical College will help field technicians hone their skills.
Germantown lighting manufacturer plans $46M expansion 06-08-2018
GERMANTOWN - The family-owned specialty lighting manufacturer J.W. Speaker announced it's expanding the manufacturing facility with a $46 million project expected to create 100 jobs at its Germantown-based headquarters.
Retail titan torn down 06-08-2018
BROOKFIELD — Once a formidable player in the American retail landscape, the Sears at Brookfield Square mall was torn down Thursday.
Foundation proposes $2 million banquet facility 06-08-2018
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO - The Greenwald Foundation is seeking Town Board approval for a $2 million banquet facility on the Millennium Manor Gardens property located on S100-W31244 Highway LO in the town, according to a pending conditional use application.
Thiensville restaurant to create Zen-like feeling 06-08-2018
THIENSVILLE - The operators of baaree, which is slated to open June 19 in downtown Thiensville, promise to offer food and beverages in a relaxing space where people can unwind.  
Eagle Technology teams up with CompuCal Calibration Management Solutions 06-08-2018
MEQUON - On Thursday, Eagle Technology announced it will start a joint venture with CompuCal Calibration Management Solutions to offer integration between Eagle’s Proteus CMMS suite and CompuCal’s Calibration Management software to streamline maintenance procedures and calibration of gages and instruments.  
Wisconsin may get $150M soybean crushing facility 06-07-2018
WAUPUN, Wis. — Developers plan to build a $150 million soybean processing plant at an industrial park in eastern Wisconsin.
Casey’s General Store rejected 06-07-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The City Hall council chambers were packed on Tuesday night with citizens coming to voice their concerns about a Casey’s General Store going in on the northeast corner of East Wisconsin Avenue and Lapham Street.
A family tradition in Hartford for half a century 06-07-2018
HARTFORD — In 1968, Bob Semler started a career selling insurance in Hartford after his father-in-law unexpectedly passed away. His son, Craig Semler, has been carrying on the legacy since 2013 as president.
Downtown West Bend group looks to address parking problem 06-07-2018
Retailers can expect to receive another reminder from members of the downtown West Bend Business Improvement District regarding the parking situation as they continue to address a problem that has continued for years.
Plans reviewed for long-awaited commercial project in Cedarburg 06-07-2018
CEDARBURG — While the plans presented for concept review at Monday night’s Plan Commission meeting for the 1.5-acre property at the corner of Washington Ave. and Mill Street resulted in a significant discussion about parking as well as the structures themselves, the heart of the discussion was how developer Greg Zimmerschied was approaching his long-awaited commercial project in tax incremental finanancing district No. 3.
Mequon aldermen back Foxtown tax break 06-07-2018
MEQUON — Investors in the 17-acre, $50-million Foxtown development appear headed toward receiving a $4.5-million city incentive for the Town Center project along Mequon Road.
Brandywine outdoor seating hits snag
CEDARBURG — What should have been a fairly straightforward approval at Monday night’s Cedarburg Plan Commission meeting turned into a discussion about the city’s approach to outdoor liquor licenses in general and resulted in the outdoor seating request from Brandywine owners Andrew and Rhiannon Wilson to be tabled for at least a month.
Wisconsin's high court affirms use of economic incentives 06-06-2018
MADISON, Wis. — The state Supreme Court affirmed Wednesday that municipalities can extend cash grants to developers in a case that solidifies a key economic tool local officials have relied upon for years to boost projects like Foxconn Technology Group's new southeastern Wisconsin campus.
There now are more job openings in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them 06-06-2018
WASHINGTON — The labor market has hit a tipping point that should help boost wages: There are more job openings in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them.
Foxconn chief: US-China dispute over tech, not trade
SHENZHEN, China — The CEO of Taiwan's Foxconn, which assembles Apple iPhones and other products for tech companies, said Wednesday that Washington's dispute with China is over technology rather than trade.
St. Anthony’s to reopen as first Catholic Montessori preschool in state 06-06-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — The day St. Anthony Parish School in Menomonee Falls closed last year, Katie Popp said, it reminded her of a funeral.
Brookfield creates new TIF district to purchase Sears Auto parcel 06-06-2018
BROOKFIELD — City officials are moving forward on the planned purchase of the former Sears Auto site, paving the way for the construction of a hotel and conference center south of Brookfield Square.
America's Dairyland is hurting and Wisconsin seeks solutions 06-05-2018
MADISON, Wis. — America's Dairyland is hurting and a new task force plans to spend the next year figuring out how to save the industry that's integral to Wisconsin's economy and identity.
Michigan agency grants final permit for Upper Peninsula mine 06-05-2018
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan regulators have issued the final required permit for a proposed open-pit mine in the Upper Peninsula near the Wisconsin line, while ordering the company to take additional steps to protect groundwater and the nearby Menominee River.
Wells Fargo exits retail banking in 3 Midwestern states
SAN FRANCISCO — Wells Fargo is exiting retail banking operations in three Midwestern states as the beleaguered company follows through on previous plans to reduce the number of locations it has open.
Monroe Truck Equipment to feature J.W. Speaker lighting 06-05-2018
GERMANTOWN — A partnership between J.W. Speaker Corporation and Monroe Truck Equipment will mean that the truck company’s customers will have access to J.W. Speaker’s premium LED lighting.
Study: For every 1,000 homes built, $298.8M economic impact 06-05-2018
MADISON — A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders indicated that for every 1,000 single-family homes that are built in Wisconsin, there is a one-year estimated economic impact of $298.8 million.
Associated Bank forms new partnership with Packers greats Driver, Kramer 06-05-2018
GREEN BAY — Marking the 100th season that Associated Bank has partnered with the Green Bay Packers, the bank announced it will partner with former Packers Donald Driver and Jerry Kramer.
Milwaukee Motorcycle Co. acquires West Bend Harley-Davidson 06-03-2018
After John Jordan decided to retire, West Bend Harley-Davidson was acquired by the Milwaukee Motorcycle Co., an affiliate of Windy City Motorcycle Co.
New tattoo parlor slated for Clinton Street store 06-03-2018
WAUKESHA — A new downtown tattoo parlor is slated to open its doors next month.
Associated Bank parent company closes on acquisition
WAUKESHA — Associated Banc-Corp’s Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting announced Friday it closed on the previously announced acquisition of Anderson Insurance & Investment Agency, Inc., an insurance agency based in Minneapolis.
Labor shortage, tight markets pushing home prices higher 06-03-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — There was a time in Rick Lentz’s career when it was remarkable for a listed house to receive more than one purchase offer. Now it is the reverse.
Town of Lisbon OKs Barnwood development district 06-03-2018
TOWN OF LISBON — On a 4 to 1 vote Tuesday, the Lisbon Town Board approved an ordinance that creates a planned unit development district for the 75-acre, 52-lot Barnwood Conservancy residential development along Lake Five Road, north of Silver Spring Drive.
US gains 223K jobs; unemployment 
at 18-year low of 3.8 pct.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in April.
Realtor sues over billboard contract 06-01-2018
WAUKESHA — A Pewaukee real estate agency whose billboard has occupied a prominent spot along Highway 16 for two decades is suing the billboard owner who offered a new contract, instead seeking to preserve the contract governing their arrangement for the past 21 years.
AT&T workers go on strike 06-01-2018
SAYLESVILLE — A strike involving AT& T workers began Thursday, with union members walking off the job at locations across several states over what they say are unfair labor practices by the company during contract negotiations.
Refurbished Steaming Cup reopens today 06-01-2018
WAUKESHA — Patrons of The Steaming Cup should notice a few changes when they head to the longtime coffee shop and eatery today.
New Kwik Trip proposed for Delafield
DELAFIELD — A public hearing has been set for June 27 on a proposal by Kwik Trip Inc. to tear down its existing store and fueling center on Sun Valley Drive, near the Hwy 83/Interstate 94 interchange, and build a new 7,000 square-foot store.
Residents cite concerns about permit to expand dairy
OCONOMOWOC — Citizens filled the City Hall council chambers Thursday morning as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held a public hearing to hear comments about the permit to allow Tag Lane Dairy to expand their farm.
There’s No Place Like Home to move 05-31-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The business There’s No Place Like Home will be moving from its 132 N. Main St. location to 25 S. Main St. next to the Bella Gusto Italian Market.
Initial round of funding raised to revive Midwest Express 05-31-2018
MILWAUKEE — Investors have committed to an initial round of funding to bring back Midwest Express Airlines.
Local cosmetic store celebrates new location at Pabst Farms
OCONOMOWOC — Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio owner Beth Frost has announced her studio has moved to 1320 Pabst Farms Circle, Suite 150 in Oconomowoc, with a public grand reopening celebration scheduled for June 15 and June 16.
Café Corazon joins Mequon Public Market
MEQUON — Café Corazon will join the eclectic food collection at the Mequon Public Market.
Grafton Taco Bell closing 05-31-2018
GRAFTON — Taco Bell in Grafton will close this summer.
Downtown Mukwonago strategic plan completed 05-31-2018
MUKWONAGO — The Downtown Strategic Plan Steering Committee has drafted a strategic plan consisting of recommendations to be considered by the Village Board at a June 20 board meeting, said Jason Wamser, village trustee and chairman of the DSPSC.
Delafield barn will smile again 05-31-2018
DELAFIELD — “Every town has some unusual image that helps define it. The Smiley Barn is the embodiment of this town. It is impossible to overstate how important the Smiley Barn is to Delafield,” said Al Kutil of Madison.
Wisconsin property owners appeal ruling in Foxconn lawsuit 05-30-2018
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — Property owners in southeastern Wisconsin who believe they won't be fully compensated for land Foxconn Technology Group needs to build a $10 billion plant are appealing a ruling dismissing their case.
Summit for small businesses on June 21 05-30-2018
BROOKFIELD — “Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs Summit: Go from Surviving to Thriving” will be held June 21 at Ottawa University – Brookfield, 245 Executive Drive, Suite 110.
Moving forward by giving back 05-30-2018
KEWASKUM — After owning and running DACO Precision Tool for more than 30 years, co-founders Randy Weber and Lloyd Kanzenback decided the best way to move forward was to give the company to the employees.
Children’s Hospital takes big-picture view of mission 05-30-2018
MEQUON — Peggy Troy started her career while a Marquette University undergraduate as a nursing intern at Children’s Hospital.
Communities wrestling with state land use mandate 05-29-2018
WAUKESHA — A new state law is leaving municipalities across the county scrambling to change the way they regulate certain land uses.
Thrivent office opens in Cedarburg 05-29-2018
CEDARBURG — Thrivent Financial representatives Chris Beloin, Ben Carr and John Murray recently opened a new office in downtown Cedarburg.
ForwardDental joins study 05-29-2018
MADISON — The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, an organization dedicated to helping health care professionals improve the quality and affordability of health care through collaboration and public reporting, announced it is preparing to report the first set of metrics specifically designed for oral health.
Froedtert & Medical College plan small Mequon hospital 05-29-2018
MEQUON — Froedert Hospital & the Medical College of Wisconsin have announced plans to build what it is calling a small-scale neighborhood hospital in Mequon.
Raised Grain to sponsor county fair beer competition 05-29-2018
WAUKESHA — Raised Grain Brewing Co. will be the official sponsor of the 2018 Waukesha County Fair Amateur Beer Competition, an open competition for home brewers at Wisconsin’s oldest county fair.
Aldermen: New hotel at Olympia site best for Oconomowoc 05-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — After the closing of the Olympia Resort: Hotel, Spa & Conference Center at the end of January, the property has remained empty except for the occasional turnaround driver and wildlife passing through the parking lot.
Donut shop coming to Broadway 05-28-2018
WAUKESHA — A new donut shop is slated to open its doors at a downtown Waukesha storefront this summer, following the departure of the BLiNK ReStyled boutique.
Power Products acquires King Innovation in Missouri
MENOMONEE FALLS — Power Products LLC announced Thursday it has acquired King Innovation, which is based in O’Fallon, Missouri.
Wisconsin tourism economy tops $20.6 billion in 2017
MADISON — Wisconsin’s tourism economy topped $20.6 billion in 2017, which was a $631 million increase from 2016.
Thiensville condo plans draw neighbors’ ire 05-24-2018
THIENSVILLE — About 60 neighbors appeared at Thiensville’s Village Board meeting to voice concern – and in many cases, opposition – over plans for condominiums on the site of Lumen Christi School.
Net income and lending increase at state-chartered banks
MADISON — The first quarter shows a healthy start for the fiscal year for Wisconsin’s state-chartered banks, which recorded a rise in net income of 23.3 percent and net lending growth of 8.8 percent when compared to the same period of 2017, according to data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.
Metro Milwaukee’s unemployment rate continues to drop
WAUKESHA — With the third and fifth lowest unemployment rates in the state, Washington and Waukesha counties, respectively, have very few people looking for jobs.
Redevelopment Authority backs White Rock TIF 05-24-2018
WAUKESHA — A proposal to create a tax increment finance district for the White Rock Avenue area has cleared its first hurdle.
Rebuilding ridership 05-24-2018
OCONOMOWOC — It’s no secret that sales of heavyweight motorcycles across the U.S. have been sliding.
Kohl's 1Q profit jumps, new CEO boosts outlook 05-22-2018
NEW YORK — Kohl's caught on to the wave of rising consumer spending during the first quarter, reporting healthier profits and revenue, while raising its earnings outlook for the year.
WCTC to rename building in honor of Lutz 05-22-2018
PEWAUKEE — After donating $2 million to Waukesha County Technical College last November, the former president and owner of Signicast Corporation, Walter (Terry) Lutz, will soon receive a personal thank-you.
Evolution of town businesses prompting possible code change 05-22-2018
CEDARBURG — During the past six months, the town of Cedarburg has fielded two requests for conditional use permits allowing for massage therapy services.
Want to serve liquor in the city? Get in line 05-22-2018
CEDARBURG — The current tight status of available Class B licenses was discussed by the Cedarburg Common Council last week.
People line up in West Bend for Pizza Ranch’s opening 05-22-2018
With a line out the door, the West Bend Pizza Ranch opened Monday at 2020 W. Washington St.
Supervisors declare support for dark store tax legislation 05-22-2018
Washington County officials are declaring their support for legislation related to dark stores, possibly increasing the revenue local taxing jurisdictions could extract from corporate retailers.
Kohl’s introduces new clothing line appealing to millennials 05-22-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s has added a new apparel line called POPSUGAR geared toward the desires and tastes of the millennial generation of buyers.
Piggly Wiggly creates citrus brew with MobCraft Beer 05-22-2018
HARTLAND — Just in time for warmer summer days, Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly has created “Citrus Shandy” beer with Milwaukee’s MobCraft Beer.
Judge grants motion to reopen lawsuit against Mill Reserve condo developer 05-22-2018
WAUKESHA — A local judge has granted the city of Waukesha’s request to reopen a lawsuit against the developer of the Mill Reserve condominiums at St. Paul and Wisconsin avenues.
A new landlord can cause concerns for business owners
Many small business owners rent space rather than buying or building entire structures for themselves. While it is a much cheaper way to get started, this leaves them susceptible to changes in rent and other costs.
MPTC graduates often find employment close to home
Moraine Park Technical College regularly boasts about programs that address immediate needs in the workforce; one recently added at the institution is welding.
Baseball/residential complex developers to scale back project 05-19-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The developers of the proposed $65 million Lake Country Commons baseball/residential complex will downsize their project and seek community engagement before returning to the Plan Commission in June, said Sonny Bando, real estate developer.
Sanfelippo donates land for new farmers market 05-19-2018
NEW BERLIN  - One of Wisconsin’s best summer activities is going to a farmers market and recently three acres of land to be used by the New Berlin Chamber of Commerce for a new farmers market and other functions were donated by Wisconsin State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo.
Information sessions on Prestwick postponed 05-19-2018
LAC LA BELLE - Two opportunities have been postponed for village residents to learn more about the Prestwick Group’s plans to rebuild the La Belle Golf Course and relocate their corporate headquarters adjacent to the golf course.
Downtown development proposal withdrawn 05-19-2018
DELAFIELD - Hendricks Commercial Properties of Beloit has withdrawn their plans to build two four-story multiuse buildings at the corner of Main and Genesee streets.
Goodwill collaborates with Education Associates to offer life skills programming 05-18-2018
WAUKESHA — In order to better equip their clientele with the job skills they need, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin will work with Education Associates to provide life skills programs.
Herzing University launches nursing program in Brookfield 05-18-2018
BROOKFIELD - The demand for nurses is not going to end any time soon, so Herzing University decided to expand its nursing suite offerings with the addition of a practical nursing diploma program at its Brookfield location.
Plat School eyed as possible new home for Flynn’s Bar 05-18-2018
The old Plat School in Richfield could soon become the new home of Flynn’s Bar.
City: Condo developer in breach of settlement deal 05-18-2018
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha is asking a Waukesha County judge to reopen a lawsuit against a downtown condo developer, alleging the company failed to construct an apartment building at the site as required by a 2016 settlement agreement.
Officials oppose initial proposal for $65M athletic/residential complex 05-18-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission was unimpressed with the proposed $65 million-dollar Pewaukee Golf Club redevelopment project called the Lake Country Commons and did not issue a recommendation about it at Thursday night’s meeting.
Wet weather has Wisconsin farmers concerned about profits
MILWAUKEE — An abundance of rain is slowing spring planting in some areas of southeastern Wisconsin and adding to concerns about profitability.
Wisconsin unemployment drops to record-low 2.8 percent
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to a record-low 2.8 percent, more good economic news for Gov. Scott Walker as he runs for re-election.
Oconomowoc looks to boost workforce 05-17-2018
OCONOMOWOC — While city projects such as Mills Fleet Farm and the proposed senior housing center on Lisbon Road move forward, the need for service industry workers continues to grow in the city.
Beans & Barley coming to Spur 16 05-17-2018
MEQUON — Beans & Barley is the latest business to join the Mequon Public Market at Spur 16.
Richfield panel recommends approval of proposed Plasticraft expansion 05-17-2018
RICHFIELD — A village manufacturer has cleared the first hurdle in its effort to construct a major addition to its Richfield facility.
Delafield to decide Smiley Barn’s fate
DELAFIELD — The May 30th Plan Commission meeting is likely to be unusual and possibly controversial.
IKEA Oak Creek delights crowds at official grand opening 05-17-2018
OAK CREEK — It was a bright, cloudless morning at the Oak Creek IKEA as the Swedish home goods retailer prepared for the official grand opening of its first Wisconsin location.
ProHealth Care announces $55 million Mukwonago hospital expansion 05-17-2018
MUKWONAGO — Pro-Health Care announced Wednesday that it will expand its medical campus on 240 Maple Ave. into a full hospital, offering a number of new services to Mukwonago- area residents and surrounding communities, according to a press release.
Germantown Plan Commission supports manufacturing company’s growth plans 05-16-2018
GERMANTOWN — Citing growth, a plastic molding injection company has announced plans of expanding its Germantown facility, and a village panel on Monday made a maneuver that brought the proposal one step closer to fruition.
Steelcraft proposes to expand Hartford location 05-16-2018
One of Hartford’s largest employers is proposing another expansion of its factory just off Highway 60 near the Rubicon River.
Conditional use granted for Hartford apartments 05-16-2018
Approval of a conditional use permit means a proposed 57-unit apartment development on the north end of Hartford’s downtown is closer to reality.
Casey’s General Store proposed for Town of Lisbon 05-16-2018
TOWN OF LISBON — Plan Commissioners have asked developers of a proposed Casey’s General Store near the intersection of Town Line Road and Highway VV (Silver Spring Drive) to alter their site plans.
R&R Insurance to move headquarters to City of Pewaukee
WAUKESHA —After years of growth, R& R Insurance announced it will move its headquarters from Waukesha to Stone Ridge Drive in the City of Pewaukee.
Permit for large dairy operation raises concerns 05-16-2018
TOWN OF IXONIA — Local government officials in Oconomowoc, Lac La Belle, and Delafield are expressing concerns about the renewal of a water pollution discharge permit to the Tag Lane Dairy on Gopher Hill Road in the Town of Ixonia in Jefferson County.
US retail sales up solid 0.3 pct. in April 05-15-2018
WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in April, a sign that consumers may be rebounding from weak spending earlier this year and driving stronger economic growth.
Town of Grafton looks to control landscaping businesses
GRAFTON — The town of Grafton Plan Commission revisited its zoning code recently, including deciding to remove some landscaping businesses from residential areas.
Hammes Company named Foxconn master planner 05-15-2018
MILWAUKEE — Hammes Company has been selected to be the master planner for the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, the future home of the manufacturing facility for Foxconn Technology Group, in Racine County.
Concordia breaks ground on The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center 05-15-2018
MEQUON — More than 250 people gathered April 24 to commemorate the beginning of Concordia University Wisconsin’s latest building project, The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center.
That Taco Guy receives approval to expand Cedarburg stops 05-15-2018
CEDARBURG — It was a bit of déjà vu all over again, to quote Yogi Berra, for Andrea Acosta and the Plan Commission last Monday night.
Lisbon approving Barnwood 05-15-2018
TOWN OF LISBON — With neighborhood opposition vanishing, town officials are into the final phases of approving the 75-acre, 52 lot residential development known as Barnwood Conservancy on the former Meissner Farm, near the intersection of Lake Five and Silver Spring (Hwy. VV) roads.
Neumann redraws plans for condo development on Jungbluth property 05-15-2018
HARTLAND — Neumann Developments Inc. returned to the Village Board on Monday night with revised plans for a high-end condominium project months after the proposal was denied at a March 26 board meeting.
Business fraud prevention seminar set for May 24 05-15-2018
BROOKFIELD — North Shore Bank has partnered with Regus to host a free business fraud prevention seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 24, at Regus in City of Pewaukee, N19-W24400 Riverwood Drive, Suite 350.
Living their tagline: The Knowledge Brokers 05-15-2018
WAUKESHA —R& R Insurance’s tagline is “The Knowledge Brokers,” which has only been enhanced by the company’s recent acquisitions of a wealth management company and a benefits agency, said its owners, the Riesch family.
Proposed PRINT Act would suspend newsprint tariffs
WAUKESHA — A bill created by two senators would temporarily stop the tariffs on newsprint from Canada to allow time to study their effects on U.S. industries, in particular newspapers.
6-year improvement plan for Hartford airport approved
HARTFORD — As work continues on phase one of the long-awaited extension and runway reconstruction at the Hartford Municipal Airport, officials are planning more improvements there over the next six years.
Homes sales continue to increase while inventory declines 05-13-2018
WAUKESHA — It was a familiar song and dance for the metro Milwaukee real estate market in April with home sales increasing while the inventory of properties for sale declined.
Students partner with local company to bring STEM projects to life 05-13-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — When Intro to Engineering Design students at Menomonee Falls High School were given the task of designing a toy with moving parts, they were offered help from Big Systems of Menomonee Falls to produce the plastic components and bring the designs to life.
Menomonee Falls ON THE MOVE 05-13-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — This northern Waukesha County village is in growth mode, increasing at a quick clip by county standards, according to one village leader.
Foxconn sets groundbreaking ceremony for Wisconsin facility 05-11-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group plans to officially break ground for its southeastern Wisconsin manufacturing complex next month.
West Bend officials vote to hold hearing on amending city’s Comprehensive Plan 05-11-2018
West Bend officials want to amend the 2020 Comprehensive Plan to reflect how the land is used and to take advantage of future development opportunities.
Schimel says hemp farmers OK to produce CBD oil 05-11-2018
MADISON — Attorney General Brad Schimel says Wisconsin farmers who grow industrial hemp can produce CBD oil from it.
SpaghettiOs turning 53 05-11-2018
WAUKESHA — A quick and memorable childhood favorite will turn 53 years old next week.
$65 million athletic, residential project proposed 05-11-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A development firm is pitching a $65 million redevelopment of the Pewaukee Golf Course that would transform the 144-acre property into an athletic and residential community replete with a 2,500-seat baseball stadium, 9-hole golf course, soccer fields, apartment complexes and year-round restaurant.
Walker announces 2018 Governor’s Export Achievement Award winners 05-10-2018
MILWAUKEE — Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday the recipients of the Governor’s Export Achievement Award, which includes Gehl Foods in Germantown.
Foxconn, Wisconsin colleges announce 'smart cities' contest 05-10-2018
KENOSHA, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group is spending $1 million over the next three years to encourage Wisconsin universities to develop new ideas for "smart cities."
No media being allowed at Harley-Davidson annual meeting 05-10-2018
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. is banning the news media from its annual shareholders meeting.
MATC to offer seed lending library 05-10-2018
MEQUON — Gardeners interested in growing their garden – or starting one for the first time – have a new option housed at the Milwaukee Area Technical College Mequon Campus.
Former Formart site getting new lease on life 05-10-2018
CEDARBURG — Before James Otten could even think of moving his Kettle Moraine Appliance store from Washington Avenue to the former Formart Container location at N144 W6050 Pioneer Road, he had to start a tenuous process of cleaning out and upgrading the building.
Short-term rental approved in downtown Cedarburg 05-10-2018
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg Plan Commission approved a second request for temporary lodging in the downtown business district Monday night.
Having a hobby in the tech age 05-10-2018
Model railroading, Pinewood Derby and collecting military memorabilia may seem like pastimes reserved for older generations.
Brookfield-based OwnersEdge acquires robotics systems integrator 05-10-2018
BROOKFIELD — A discussion that began 13 months ago has resulted in OwnersEdge Inc., an employee stock ownership plan company based in Brookfield, acquiring QComp Technologies, a robotic systems integrator in the Fox Valley.
State’s first IKEA store to open in Oak Creek on May 16 05-10-2018
OAK CREEK — After nearly a year of construction, IKEA is gearing up for the highly-anticipated grand opening of its Oak Creek store next Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Germantown company’s product gets FDA approval 05-09-2018
A new product will be available over the counter for acid reflux issues after Somna Therapeutics LLC had their Reza Band approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
City officials, West Bend Medical agree to site purchase
West Bend Medical, with Dr. Carey Cameron, Dr. Chad Tamez and Dr. Brian Wolter, will move from Menomonee Falls to West Bend, marking a return for the three doctors to the city.
Metro Cigars’ plans in G’town spark land use discussion
GERMANTOWN — A cigar store’s planned relocation from a traditional strip shopping center to a freestanding building within a business park sparked a discussion Monday about land use in the village of Germantown.
West Bend finds developer for former Gehl site 05-09-2018
West Bend officials have attracted a developer for the former Gehl structure located near the downtown area.
Warmer weather means tasty, comforting treats 05-09-2018
WALES — Custard and a beef hot dog are to summer what pot roast and meatloaf are to winter.
Spring City Trolley has new owner 05-09-2018
WAUKESHA — A New Berlin businessman is the new owner of Spring City Trolley.
Businesses want Panda Express traffic plan postponed 05-09-2018
WAUKESHA — The owner of a gas station at the northwest corner of Silvernail Road and North Grandview Boulevard has renewed his call to have the city hold off on plans to close part of a median cut on Silvernail in preparation for a new strip mall and Panda Express development at the southwest corner of the intersection.
US job openings equal unemployed for 1st time in 2 decades 05-08-2018
WASHINGTON — If you're looking for a job right now, this may be about as good as it gets: There are roughly as many open jobs in the United States as there are unemployed people.
Itty Bitty Piggies upgrades space 05-08-2018
CEDARBURG — Though it’s parents who normally make the purchases at Itty Bitty Piggies, in the six years the children’s store has been in Cedarburg, owner Rachael Trawicki said a common situation has often occurred.
Cedar Crest adds custard 05-08-2018
CEDARBURG — Cedar Crest Ice Cream has launched its new line of frozen custard. The pint containers were available in store freezers May 1.
Kowabunga holds grand reopening on Free Comic Book day 05-08-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Comic book fans lined up outside Kowabunga’s new 650 E. Wisconsin Ave. location to see the new store, as well get their share of free stuff as part of Free Comic Book Day on Saturday.
Dodge County company selected to work on Foxconn facility 05-08-2018
BROWNSVILLE — Dodge County-based Michels Corp. is one of 27 Wisconsin-based companies selected to perform site preparation at Foxconn's display manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant.
Ixonia Bank plans to expand into Milwaukee, Madison
IXONIA —For the first time in its 100-year history, Ixonia Bank has its eyes on opening a branch in downtown Milwaukee. In addition, as the community bank celebrates its centennial year, it plans to grow from a $320 million company to a $1 billion company during the next five years, according a Monday announcement.
Six county businesses hired for Foxconn work 05-08-2018
WAUKESHA — Six Waukesha County-based companies have been selected to be subcontractors on the construction for the Foxconn manufacturing facility.
Illinois attorney general to sue over Wisconsin's Foxconn
CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is threatening to sue the federal government over the massive Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing facility that's being built just north of the state's border in southeast Wisconsin.
Foxconn picks 28 companies to begin work on Wisconsin plant 05-07-2018
MILWAUKEE — Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group has selected 28 companies to do initial construction on its manufacturing plant in southeast Wisconsin.
Richfield panel OKs site plan for Server Products expansion 05-06-2018
With no objections, Richfield’s Plan Commission recommended approval Thursday night of a site and building plan that would allow expansion of the facility of a large employer in the village and changes in a village ordinance that would permit condominium development.
BBQ food truck to set up in West Bend this summer 05-06-2018
West Bend may have another dining option, provided patrons are willing forgo the restaurant setting that includes enclosed space complete with a dining tables and seats.
Waukesha Town Board, planners to reconsider wedding venue proposal 05-05-2018
WAUKESHA - A Town of Waukesha plan commissioner is looking for reconsideration of his proposed barn-themed banquet hall.

Wisconsin tourism economy tops $20.6 billion in 2017
MADISON - Wisconsin’s tourism economy topped $20.6 billion in 2017, which was a $631 million increase from 2016. 

Lyle Husar Designs celebrates 50 years
BROOKFIELD - During the course of 50 years, three generations of the Husar family have helped to connect buyers with their ideal pieces of jewelry.
Delafield development debate 05-05-2018
DELAFIELD - There were sharp words exchanged between newly elected Mayor Kent Attwell and developer Rob Gerbitz during the April 25 Plan Commission meeting. 
US adds a modest 164,000 jobs; unemployment down to 3.9 pct. 05-04-2018
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy's resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war.
New coffee shop in West Bend sets grand opening 05-04-2018
West Bend’s newest coffee shop, The Hub, 303 Water St., will have a grand opening party 7 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19.
Downtown Hartford hotel nears grand opening 05-04-2018
HARTFORD — The opening of the new Cobblestone Inn and Suites in the city’s downtown is tentatively scheduled for June 13-14.
Pindel Global Precision purchases new facility for expansion 05-04-2018
NEW BERLIN — A fair amount of work lies ahead for Pindel Global Precision as it prepares to create new headquarters in a recently acquired building, but once that’s complete, it will allow the New Berlin company to expand its offerings and update its equipment.
75-unit senior living complex proposed for village 05-04-2018
ELM GROVE — A 75-unit senior apartment complex being proposed by Horizon Development Group Inc. for the village.
District to hold info meeting about Fourth Industrial Revolution 05-04-2018
NEW BERLIN — The Fourth Industrial Revolution, dubbed Industry 4.0, represents the changing face of manufacturing.
Delafield officials wish Prestwick ‘Good luck’ 05-04-2018
DELAFIELD — City officials are wishing the Prestwick Group the best and good luck after the Sussex-based outdoor equipment and furnishing company announced it is moving its new headquarters to the village of Lac La Belle rather than Delafield.
Open house scheduled for Prestwick project 05-04-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village residents may have two opportunities in May to learn more about the Prestwick Group’s plans to reconstruct the La Belle Golf Course and relocate their corporate headquarters adjacent to the course.
Board gives thumbs-down to Big Bend car auction facility
BIG BEND — Big Bend will not have a vehicle auction facility following a 5-2 vote by the Village Board denying Copart’s development project Thursday night.
Mosquito Joe on the job 05-03-2018
WAUKESHA — Two Waukesha residents are starting their own business to help county residents with their mosquito problems during the summer.
Senior living project on Lisbon Road can move forward
OCONOMOWOC — After getting its required second reading and discussion by the Common Council, the 22-acre property at N55-W36909 Lisbon Road has been annexed from the Town of Oconomowoc into the city and the proposed senior living project can begin moving forward.
Neighbors irked by business’ request for 24-hour operations 05-03-2018
GRAFTON — Guy & O’Neill is expanding its hours in Grafton, though neighbors are not pleased.
Downtown West Bend group OKs plan to seek ideas from students 05-03-2018
After learning additional details about the program, West Bend officials expressed their support for a measure that would allow students to assist with improving the downtown area.
Renovations nearly complete at Hartford landmark 05-03-2018
Time has sped by after Danny and Wendy Dulak, co-owners of Second Chance Ventures, purchased two historic, but rundown, buildings in March 2016 in downtown Hartford that faced uncertain futures.
Fleet Farm construction on schedule
OCONOMOWOC — Mills Fleet Farm is on its way to being completed as construction continues at the Pabst Farms location this week.
Generac Holdings: 1Q earnings snapshot
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $33.6 million.
Prestwick Group moving to Lac La Belle 05-03-2018
LAC LA BELLE — The Village Board unanimously approved Wednesday night an agreement that the Prestwick Group will rebuild the Lac La Belle Golf Course and then relocate its corporate headquarters on 26 acres adjacent to the course.
Desperate to hire, more businesses open door to pot smokers 05-02-2018
WASHINGTON — FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.
Breaking down walls 05-02-2018
Blue Luna Yoga & Wellness opened up in downtown West Bend about three years ago with three classes with room to spare in the studio, and now, owner Felicita Holtzman is looking to expand.
Richfield panel to review proposed changes for condo development 05-02-2018
RICHFIELD — The village’s Plan Commission will discuss a proposal Thursday night that could allow construction of side-by-side condominiums in Richfield for the first time.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield launches Medicare supplement plans 05-02-2018
WEST BEND — Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin announced Tuesday it is offering Medicare Supplement plans to Wisconsin residents who have Original Medicare.
Fiserv has net income of $423 million in 1Q 05-02-2018
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv Inc. (FISV) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $423 million.
QuadGraphics reports net loss of 3.5 million 05-02-2018
SUSSEX — On Tuesday, Sussex-based Quad/Graphics, Inc. reported a net loss of $3.5 million, a 3.1 percent decrease, during its first quarter, and net sales of $968 million.
Prestwick Group looking to buy Lac La Belle land 05-02-2018
LAC LA BELLE — The Prestwick Group is negotiating with village officials to purchase village property adjacent to the La Belle Golf Club.
Construction set to begin on new industrial park 05-02-2018
MUKWONAGO — Construction of Mukwonago’s 115-acre industrial park is on the horizon — a development project that could bring global and national investment to the village while chipping away at the county’s industrial park space deficit, said John Weidl, village administrator and economic development director.
Collin Schaefer’s Cedarburg law office merges with Madison’s OgdenGlazer 05-01-2018
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg-based Law Office of Collin Schaefer has merged with the Madison law firm, OgdenGlazer, to become Ogden Glazer + Schaefer.
Plan Commission tables Stonewall action 05-01-2018
GRAFTON — Grafton Village President and Plan Commission Chair Jim Brunnquell said there are still concerns that need to be addressed before the village can act on a developer’s proposal to build a subdivision at Keup Road and Highway 60.
Real estate closings jump in county 05-01-2018
CEDARBURG — Real estate sales in Ozaukee County increased 24 percent this March, compared to the same month a year ago.
Server Products Inc. proposes expansion of Richfield facility 05-01-2018
A Richfield company will go before the village’s Plan Commission on Thursday night seeking approval of a proposed expansion of the company’s facility at 3601 Pleasant Hill Road.
Element Style to celebrate new Delafield location 05-01-2018
DELAFIELD — Element Style Boutique will hold an open house in its new downtown Delafield location.
Gander Outdoors switches future location to Brookfield
BROOKFIELD — After determining that the former Waukesha Gander Mountain location was not the right fit, the owner of Gander Outdoors said Monday that the store will instead open in the former Babies ‘R’ Us location at 18550 W. Bluemound Road.
Inspectors: Filter blew off apparatus before Cambria plant explosion 04-30-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Federal safety inspectors say an air filter blew off a corn grinding device shortly before an explosion demolished a southern Wisconsin corn mill last summer.
March consumer spending rebounds 0.4 percent as wages rise 04-30-2018
WASHINGTON — Americans boosted their spending by 0.4 percent in March, the best showing in three months. Meanwhile, a key gauge of inflation closely watched by the Federal Reserve rose at the fastest pace in more than a year.
Jackson officials review changes to historic mill site 04-29-2018
JACKSON — New details of the proposed refurbishment of an old mill site in the heart of Jackson surfaced this week as a village panel combed through a site plan.
U.S. businesses raise pay at fastest pace in 11 years 04-29-2018
WASHINGTON — U.S. private-sector workers received the biggest pay raise in 11 years in the first three months of the year, a sign that the tight job market is slowly lifting wages.
Checking out skilled trades 04-29-2018
SUMMIT — The Metropolitan Builders Association showcased houses to students Friday morning at Lake Country Village to introduce them to the kinds of careers they can pursue in the skilled trades.
Making strides 04-28-2018
WAUKESHA — When the Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation dissolved in late 2014, a task force set out to create a replacement.
Town of Jackson officials put brakes on trucking business — for now 04-27-2018
TOWN OF JACKSON — A proposed landscape and trucking business in the heart of a heavily agricultural area of the town of Jackson is on hold as the owners meet with surrounding neighbors.
Pizza Ranch announces opening date for West Bend restaurant location 04-27-2018
Pizza Ranch announced Thursday it will open its West Bend location on West Washington Avenue next to Burger King on May 21.
Keller Inc. announces construction projects 04-27-2018
Keller Inc. announced a pair of construction projects Thursday to commence this year, including Bob’s Main Street Auto’s Decorah Road location in West Bend.
Company offers to refurbish West Bend theater sign for free 04-27-2018
The Historic West Bend Theatre Inc. will have help renovating the iconic West Bend theater sign, put up in 1929.
Oshkosh has 2Q income of $110.8 million 04-27-2018
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Corp. (OSK) on Thursday reported fiscal second- quarter net income of $110.8 million.
Shuttered Sonic to become Summit Credit Union 04-27-2018
WAUKESHA — The long-shuttered Sonic drive-thru on Moreland Boulevard near the intersection of Springdale Road could soon be replaced by a Summit Credit Union.
Plan Commission denies car auction facility 04-27-2018
BIG BEND — Copart, LLC.’s proposed development project for a large vehicle auction and storage facility was denied by the Plan Commission Thursday night, but the company’s proposal will return to the Village Board next week.
Making it official 04-26-2018
Construction crews put up the sign on the side of a building Wednesday morning for what will be The Cobblestone Hotel and Wissota Chop House in Hartford.
Calling the pizza posse 04-26-2018
WAUKESHA — Construction workers take advantage of the nice weather Wednesday to continue building Pizza Ranch at 926 Fleetfoot Drive in Waukesha.
ATI to invest $95 million in Cudahy expansion 04-26-2018
CUDAHY — Allegheny Technologies Incorporated has announced it will invest $95 million to expand its operations in Cudahy.
Wisconsin ranks first in manufacturing job gains 04-26-2018
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has released their unemployment estimates, which state that Wisconsin ranked first in manufacturing job gains in 2018 and second in one-month construction job gains, first in the Midwest.
Utility work could begin soon at Aeroshade development 04-26-2018
WAUKESHA — A developer working to turn the now demolished Aeroshade factory on Oakland Avenue into an 18-lot subdivision said utility work needed to advance the project could take place in a matter of weeks.
New workforce development strategies encompass educators, career readiness
WAUKESHA — It’s an issue we hear about over and over again. Employers in skilled trades industries such as manufacturing and construction, as well as in areas such as information technology, can’t find workers to fill their open positions.
Two Delafield development projects stalled
DELAFIELD — The owners of two large, controversial, and significant development projects suffered setbacks during Wednesday night’s Plan Commission meeting.
Village still needs 20 properties for Foxconn plant 04-25-2018
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — Mount Pleasant says it has 95 percent of the property needed to build the massive Foxconn manufacturing complex.
DNR approves pulling Lake Michigan water for Foxconn plant 04-25-2018
MADISON, Wis. — The state Department of Natural Resources has approved the city of Racine's request to pull 7 million gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan for a Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing plant.
MPTC’s ‘Toolin’ It!’ manufacturing camp registration opens
Moraine Park Technical College is offering its 13th annual “Toolin’ It! A Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs” manufacturing summer camp June 11-15 at the West Bend campus.
Regal Ware acquires Canadian tea press manufacturer
Regal Ware has acquired a premium coffee and tea press manufacturer from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Career Expo to include Wisconn Valley Construction Resource Fair 04-25-2018
WEST ALLIS — A Milwaukee Career Expo planned for May 3 at State Fair Park will also include a resource fair focused on “Wisconn Valley,” the location where the Foxconn manufacturing facility is slated to be built.
Car auction facility not permitted in Big Bend, attorney says 04-25-2018
BIG BEND — Village Attorney T. Michael Schober advised village officials on April 13 that a development project for a 52-acre car auction facility proposed by international car auction company CoPart, Inc. would not be permitted pursuant to the village’s zoning code, according to the attorney’s email obtained via an open records request.
Patriotic-themed BBQ restaurant proposed 04-25-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A barbecue restaurant priding itself on its patriotism could soon replace the shuttered Boston Market building in the Town of Brookfield, following a favorable review of the eatery’s conceptual plan Tuesday.
Lisbon Town Board rejects $42M plan for former Lied’s site 04-25-2018
TOWN OF LISBON — The Town Board has rejected a $42 million development proposal for the former Lied’s Nursery Company property at the corner of Hwy 74 (Main Street) and Town Line Road.
Foxconn says DNR has approved air permits 04-24-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group officials say the state Department of Natural Resources has approved air permits for a $10 billion flat-screen manufacturing campus in Pleasant Prairie.
Trading pills for coffee creamer 04-24-2018
MEQUON — Who knew a coffee creamer could be so beneficial? Six years ago, Kwadwo Owusu-Ofori set out to mitigate the side effects of anti-anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medications by starting a company that designs pharmaceutical products “beyond the pill.”
Grafton puts brakes on subdivision
GRAFTON — The Grafton Village Board tabled several items for the Stonewall Reserve subdivision planned for Highway 60 and Keup Road, in response to citizen demands for further information.
Are you connected? 04-24-2018
WAUKESHA — If you haven’t shopped for a new vehicle lately — even if you have — get ready for something completely different coming in automotive technology.
Prestwick zoning hearing slated 04-24-2018
DELAFIELD — The Prestwick Group is making another attempt to get city approval for rezoning five acres of agricultural property that is part of a 28-acre corporate headquarters the Sussex-based golf equipment and outdoor furniture company wants to build near the interchange of Interstate 94 and Hwy C.
Summit Credit union eyes former Sonic site 04-21-2018
WAUKESHA - When plan commissioners gather next week they’ll field a number of applications from businesses looking to locate or expand in the city.
Public hearing Monday for single-family development in Hartland 04-21-2018
HARTLAND - The Village Board will hold a public hearing on Monday at 7 p.m. for the rezoning of a parcel of land on the eastern side of Hartland on East Capitol Drive, according to the agenda.
Axe throwing centerpiece of Waukesha’s newest bar, entertainment venue 04-21-2018
WAUKESHA - A increasingly popular bar sport aimed at helping patrons blow off a little steam while accessing their inner warrior has arrived in Waukesha. 
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly store planned for Port Washington 04-21-2018
HARTLAND - Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly will open its eighth location - this time in Port Washington.
Officials train businesses to be more dementia-friendly
Washington County staff and members of an advocacy group are working to mitigate the difficulties that some older residents face at certain establishments.
Boston Store closing sale to start today 04-20-2018
BROOKFIELD — Starting today, Boston Store will begin to hold its going-out-of-business sale after parent company The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. could not find a buyer.
More time for ideas on Delafield Street strip mall property
WAUKESHA — The city is giving developers more time to respond to a “request for expressions of interest” regarding 3.38 acres of land directly across from City Hall on Delafield Street.
Three more plead in business grants fraud 04-20-2018
WAUKESHA — Three more men have agreed to plead guilty in connection with an alleged scam in which they reportedly procured more than $200 million in government loans intended to help small businesses, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
New Delafield mayor discusses Smiley Barn issue 04-20-2018
DELAFIELD — Newly elected Mayor Kent Attwell is uncommitted on a potentially controversial issue.
Hundreds of contractors attend meeting on bidding process for Foxconn work
PEWAUKEE — Over 200 representatives from area construction companies attended an informational meeting Thursday morning at Waukesha County Technical College to learn how they can get a piece of the Foxconn pie.
Wisconsin unemployment remains at record-low 2.9 percent 04-19-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at a record-low 2.9 percent for a second month.
Waukesha State Bank celebrates Community Banking Month 04-19-2018
WAUKESHA —During the next two Saturdays, area residents can have their documents shredded for free as part of Waukesha State Bank’s celebration of Community Banking Month.
Slinger students ‘connect’ with possible careers 04-19-2018
SLINGER — Sometimes one-on-one meetings between prospective employees and employers can unlock a new career or the hiring of a quality employee.
Bon-Ton to close stores, including area Boston Store locations 04-19-2018
MILWAUKEE — It’s a sad day for Milwaukee-headquartered The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. which announced the winning buyer during its bankruptcy auction is a liquidation company.
West Bend council OKs changes to allow for Honda dealership 04-18-2018
West Bend officials made several designation changes to a land parcel located on the north side of the city to allow for a commercial development project.
Germantown officials OK residential development 04-18-2018
GERMANTOWN — A large-scale residential development described as being years in the making is moving forward, despite concerns from nearby agricultural property owners.
Wisconsin Barbell getting in theZONE
OCONOMOWOC — Sometimes we can find something we like if we venture off the beaten path. More and more folks from Oconomowoc and its surrounding communities have been making this discovery for the past 15 months.
Three generations of gardening 04-18-2018
MUKWONAGO — The Thomas family, owners of the Garden Mart, will spread their roots on the south side of the village with a soft opening of their second location at S108-W28220 Maple Avenue on April 26.
City to settle Panda Express lawsuit 04-18-2018
WAUKESHA — The Common Council has given the City Attorney’s Office its approval to pursue a settlement agreement that could mean the end of a lawsuit brought by a developer looking to build a Panda Express and multi-tenant retail development at Silvernail Road and North Grandview Boulevard.
Charter Manufacturing to rebuild in Mequon 04-17-2018
MEQUON — Charter Manufacturing will build a new office building on the site where its previous headquarters were destroyed by a fire last October.
Fiddleheads opens Grafton café 04-17-2018
GRAFTON — Fiddleheads Coffee has opened its latest location at 1505 Wisconsin Ave.
Condo project eyed for Lumen Christi site 04-17-2018
THIENSVILLE — Plans for a condominium project on the former Lumen Christi property in Thiensville got their first public airing April 10.
New bridge planned to alleviate traffic at The Corners 04-17-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Town officials are in the process of creating a plan to construct a bridge that would help disperse traffic near The Corners, according to Town Administrator Tom Hagie.
Nelson’s Automotive moves to new location 04-17-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Nelson’s Automotive of Pewaukee has moved to a new City of Pewaukee location.
DeMark’s Building Maintenance Solutions moves to new location in Waukesha 04-17-2018
WAUKESHA — DeMark’s Building Maintenance Solutions will continue to operate out of Waukesha, but from a new location at 1421 Pearl St.
Agricultural-based neighborhood plants its roots in Mukwonago 04-14-2018
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO — The town of Mukwonago is now home to possibly the first “Agrihood” in the state of Wisconsin, a 36-acre farming-type residential community that offers a ‘life on the farm’ experience with the proximity of a tight-knit community.
Keller Inc. to build addition for Oldenburg Metal Tech 04-13-2018
Keller Inc. has been selected to build an addition for Oldenburg Metal Tech, 775 Progress Driver, Saukville.
Hardware stores remain cornerstone of community 04-13-2018
DELAFIELD — When all else fails, your local hardware likely won’t, and that’s how Adam Hahn tries to get his employees to view their job.
Walmart plans remodel of stores, including Germantown
GERMANTOWN — Walmart announced Wednesday it expects to spend an estimated $42 million over the next year in Wisconsin through the remodeling of 12 stores, including in Germantown, as well as the rollout of several in-store and online innovations designed to help customers save time and money.
Home sales up 7.8% in March 04-13-2018
WAUKESHA — Home sales sprung upward during March by 7.8 percent in the four-county metropolitan Milwaukee area, when compared to the same month in 2017.
US publishers worry about pricier newsprint with new tariffs 04-12-2018
MILWAUKEE — Newspaper publishers across the U.S. already strapped by years of declining revenue say they're dealing with an existential threat: Recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint driving up their business costs.
Work begins on Mequon’s Spur 16 04-12-2018
Workers demolish part of a building on the site of the Spur 16 development along Mequon Road Tuesday afternoon.
Will ‘Smiley Barn’ return to Delafield?
DELAFIELD — A Summit business woman wants to restore a famous Delafield land mark while starting a new business, but she will need the city’s permission to do it.
Oconomowoc used car dealership stalled 04-12-2018
OCONOMOWOC — A used car dealership planned for South Silver Lake Street has been placed on hold despite getting council approval last month.
Out with the old 04-12-2018
CEDARBURG — After years of planning and contentious debate, work has started on the Arrabelle apartment project on the former St. Francis Borgia School site at the corner of Washington Avenue and Hamilton Road.
Jackson officials make concessions on Maplewood Farms development 04-12-2018
JACKSON — In the hopes of striking a compromise, the village of Jackson’s decision-making elected body has expressed interest in working with the developer of a planned 125-lot subdivision on the municipality’s southeast side.
Margaritas Mexican Grill moving to Casa Del Rio space 04-12-2018
WAUKESHA — After 11 years at its neighborhood location on Waukesha’s near south side, Mexican eatery Margaritas Mexican Grill is moving to a bigger location in a busier part of town.
Salons cultivate clients 04-11-2018
For about every 1,100 people in Washington County, there is a hair salon or barber shop, with the highest concentration of these establishments in or near downtown West Bend.
Organization presents student initiative to downtown West Bend BID Board 04-11-2018
West Bend officials were provided additional details regarding a program that would generate ideas for further developing the downtown area.
Rezoning OK’d for downtown Hartford apartment development 04-11-2018
HARTFORD — The city’s Plan Commission has put a check in another box in working to complete downtown improvements and adding affordable housing choices to the city.
Mequon’s Titan Spine announces growth 04-10-2018
MEQUON — Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, has opened a distribution facility in Memphis, Tenn., to meet the growing demand for the company’s nanoLOCK surface technology.
Benefits of Mequon development touted 04-10-2018
MEQUON — Development taking place in the Mequon Town Center has been so successful that the tax incremental finance district likely will be retired early with a surplus of funds, the city’s development director said April 3.
Subdivision plan a long time coming 04-10-2018
GRAFTON — Years after it was originally proposed, the Blue Stem subdivision is preparing to move forward at last.
Kubala Washatko to design second Chinese school 04-10-2018
CEDARBURG — The Kubala Washatko Architects has been selected to design the new Xiang Lake Academy near Hangzhou, China.
Hartford panel OKs site plan for Casey’s General Store 04-10-2018
HARTFORD — The city’s Plan Commission during its regular monthly meeting Monday night at City Hall approved a site plan review for a new Casey’s General Store that’s being proposed to be built near the intersection of Highway 60 and Liberty Lane on the city’s west side.
The Tile Shop reopens in West Allis 04-10-2018
WEST ALLIS — The Tile Shop has reopened in its recently renovated location at 1701 S. 108th St.
Brookfield chamber creates new education and networking program 04-10-2018
BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce has announced the creation of E/NET, its new education and networking program.
Investors sign letter of intent to buy Bon-Ton Stores 04-10-2018
MILWAUKEE — Although The Bon-Ton Stores was scheduled to go to bankruptcy auction on Monday, a group of investors stepped forward to express interest in buying the company and signed a letter of intent to do so.
Sears property redevelopment underway at Brookfield Square 04-10-2018
BROOKFIELD — Three weeks have passed since Sears closed its longtime Brookfield Square store, and mall management say customers will soon begin noticing changes to the property’s southeast side.
Developer could walk away from Jackson subdivision proposal 04-08-2018
JACKSON — A village panel’s recommendation to require curb and gutter features in a proposed 125-lot subdivision on Jackson’s far southeast side could result in the developer walking away from the project.
Couple plans cafe in former Wisconsin Avenue duplex 04-08-2018
WAUKESHA — A new cafe is coming to downtown Waukesha.
Boston Store could close at Brookfield Square 04-08-2018
BROOKFIELD — The Boston Store inside Brookfield Square, as well as 11 other stores in Wisconsin operated by parent company The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., could close if a buyer is not found for the Milwaukee- based retailer.
Job fair for electrical or data work is April 19 04-08-2018
WAUWATOSA — International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 494 announced Friday a job fair for those interested in electrical or data work from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 19 at Milwaukee County Zoofari Conference Center, 9715 W. Bluemound Road.
Iron Town 04-07-2018
NEW BERLIN - The Harley-Davidson dealership in New Berlin once known as “Hal’s” has changed its name to “Iron Town” - a label that draws from the greater Milwaukee area’s history with iron and steel foundries that date back to the mid-1800’s, according to Kurt Harder, general manager of Iron Town Harley-Davidson dealership.
US hiring slows in March, but job market still looks healthy
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of robust gains, though the government's overall jobs report Friday suggested that the labor market remains fundamentally healthy.
ViON brings advanced storage technologies to UW System 04-06-2018
WEST BEND — ViON Corp. announced Thursday it was selected as a preferred partner by the University of Wisconsin to support storage and back-up for CIOs across the entire university system.
Regions’s largest job fair scheduled for April 18 04-06-2018
PEWAUKEE — More than 130 businesses will search for workers to fill hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs, internships and seasonal positions at the Workforce Development Center’s Job Fair on April 18.
Accountant builds new business after job loss 04-06-2018
WAUKESHA — Dean Culver lost his job after 20 years in accounting. While he was looking for other accounting opportunities, he decided to look for something different: A business where he didn’t work in an office and where he could interact with customers.
Casey’s General Store to increase presence in Muskego 04-06-2018
MUSKEGO — The Common Council will host a public hearing for two proposed Casey’s General Stores 6 p.m. Monday in City Hall, W182-S8200 Racine Ave.
Country Springs Hotel renovations underway 04-06-2018
WAUKESHA — As Country Springs Hotel is transformed under its new ownership, the goal is to make it warmer, friendlier, and even more inviting.
Long-term US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.40 percent
WASHINGTON — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, benefiting potential homebuyers with the spring buying season underway.
Grafton chamber seeking nominations 04-05-2018
GRAFTON — The Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for businesses and individual businesspeople for the Outstanding Business Award.
Possible ‘very large development’ could be coming to Germantown 04-05-2018
GERMANTOWN — Although few details have been made public, Germantown officials hinted a large-scale development could be coming to the village in the near future.
Finalists and winners for 2018 Waukesha County Awards announced 04-05-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth have announced finalists and some winners for the 2018 Waukesha County Awards.
Mukwonago purchases 115 acres for business park 04-05-2018
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago will begin developing the Sugden Farms business park in the coming months after the village spent $3.28 million on 115 acres of farmland near Interstate 43.
Master Z’s sold to new ownership group
WAUKESHA — Billiards and patio supply store Master Z's has been sold to a new ownership, but customers should expect few changes to the longtime Waukesha business.
Auto sales up 6.3 percent in March as SUVs, pickups dominate 04-03-2018
DETROIT — U.S. auto sales grew 6.3 percent in March on rising sales of SUVs and pickup trucks.
CUW plans health care summit 04-03-2018
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin will bring together a roster of health care, business and thought leaders from across the nation to engage Wisconsin executives in a discussion about the high costs of health care.
Grafton chamber seeking nominations for outstanding business, businessperson 04-03-2018
GRAFTON — The Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for businesses and individual businesspeople for the Outstanding Business Award.
Logemann likely to be razed by June 04-03-2018
MEQUON — Details need to be finalized and contracts signed, but it appears the Logemann Center will be demolished by June.
West Bend officials grant flexibility for new Froedtert building 04-03-2018
West Bend officials opted to change a few of their building requirements to accommodate a proposed construction project from Froedtert Health & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Kohl’s announced $300M cash tender offer 04-03-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Corporation announced Monday it has started a cash tender offer for up to $300 million combined aggregate principal amount of certain notes and debentures.
Quad/Graphics produces ELLE’s first personalized cover 04-03-2018
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics created ELLE magazine’s first personalized cover that went to 50,000 selected subscribers with a “handwritten” note addressed to the subscriber from April cover profile Kim Kardashian West.
Telkonet posts net income of $3.7 million in 2017 04-03-2018
WAUKESHA — On Monday, Telkonet, Inc. posted a net income of $3.7 million in 2017, a stark contrast to its loss of $1.4 million in 2016.
Development ideas sought for strip mall, repair shop land 04-03-2018
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha is seeking proposals from companies interested in redeveloping 3.38 acres of land directly across from City Hall on Delafield Street.
It’s all about ‘her.’ 04-03-2018
MILWAUKEE — “Empower her.” “We rise to lift her.” “Stand up for her.” These are just a few of the messages of women’s empowerment found on clothing designed by Waukesha native and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design student Mariah Braddock.
Summit Woods looking to add memory care residence 04-03-2018
WAUKESHA — The owner of Summit Woods is looking to add a memory care facility to the senior living development.
Fond du Lac to host job fair Thursday 04-01-2018
More than 70 employers are registered to participate in a job fair set for 1-4 p.m. Thursday at Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 601 Martin Ave., Fond du Lac.
A more recent vintage 04-01-2018
RICHFIELD - After months of work, including construction and wine making, Two Brothers Wines is now open at its new location in Richfield.
Despite concerns, West Bend to vacate right of way by old brewery building
West Bend officials will proceed with vacating portions of the right of way near the former brewery despite concerns from some regarding parking access for the downtown area.
New owner to oversee annual Muskie Expo 03-30-2018
About two years after Doug Reuter moved the Muskie Expo from State Fair Park in West Allis to Washington County Fair Park, he is handing over the reins.
Belman Homes purchases 88 acres in Town of Waukesha 03-30-2018
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — Belman Homes has bought 88 acres of land off Oakdale Drive with the plan to build 40 homes.
Delafield buildings back to drawing board 03-30-2018
DELAFIELD — Plans for two four-story, multiuse buildings on one of downtown’s most historic sites have been sent back to the drawing board, again, by the city Plan Commission.
Java Hut up for sale, will remain open for time being 03-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Java Hut coffee shop at 526 E. Wisconsin Ave. is going up for sale, according to its Facebook page.
Condo duplexes proposed for Pabst Farms 03-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — More condos have been proposed for Oconomowoc — this time duplex buildings at Pabst Farms.
Common Council mood on business park: uncertainty
CEDARBURG — With available developable business parcels at a premium in Cedarburg, the inevitability of needing to develop a new business park has become clear.
Court: West Bend Mutual must cover target of lawsuit 03-29-2018
An appeals decision released Wednesday determined whether West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.’s “knowing violation” exclusion applied and relieved the company of its duty to defend a medical supply company in a trademark case.
ProHealth Neuroscience Care relocates, expands 03-29-2018
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Neuroscience Care will relocate its outpatient services at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital to a newly remodeled and expanded space in the professional office building adjacent to the hospital on Monday, according to a press release.
Food prices remain stable in Wisconsin 03-29-2018
WEST BEND — Shoppers are seeing stable food prices at the grocery store according to the latest Wisconsin Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey released Wednesday of 16 basic food items used to prepare one or more meals.
Learn how to bid on Foxconn project 03-29-2018
WAUKESHA — Companies are invited to an informational session on how to bid for work during Foxconn construction.
Metro area follows state trend of lower unemployment
WAUKESHA — Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties all placed in the top three of the state’s unemployment rankings, posting percentages lower than the state’s historic, lowest-ever 2.9 percent unemployment rate.
Kohl’s to shrink its size on Waukesha’s west side 03-29-2018
WAUKESHA — Plans are in motion for Kohl’s to shrink the footprint of its west side department store, following a panel’s vote of approval that paves the way for a new future retailer to set up shop.
Golden Pearl celebrates opening of Richfield location 03-28-2018
RICHFIELD — It took nearly two years to find “just the right spot,” but Golden Pearl held a grand opening Monday to mark its move from Saukville to a much larger location in the village.
Germantown village panel recommends cigar, bar/lounge’s relocation plans
GERMANTOWN — A cigar store and bar/lounge has moved one step closer to relocating from a shopping center to a standalone building, despite a village staffer’s recommendation against the proposal.
UW-Waukesha to host job fair 03-28-2018
WAUKESHA — The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha will hold a spring job and internship fair from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 4.
Town Bank named Marquette’s exclusive banker 03-28-2018
WAUKESHA — Marquette University announced Tuesday it has entered into an agreement with Chicago-based Wintrust Financial Corp. for the company to be the school’s exclusive commercial and retail banking partner.
ITU AbsorbTech acquires Milwaukee’s Spic and Span
NEW BERLIN — ITU AbsorbTech announced Tuesday it has acquired assets from Spic and Span, a uniform rental and industrial supply company based in Milwaukee.
Town of Delafield issue has statewide impact 03-28-2018
TOWN OF DELAFIELD — The Wisconsin Supreme Court may decide whether Peter and Terri Mahoney Ogden are legitimately engaged in farming or simply planting trees and growing hay on their Pewaukee Lakefront property to take advantage of property tax breaks intended for farmers.
From passion to profession 03-27-2018
GERMANTOWN — Daniel and Ryan Hughes, members of Cedarburg High School’s 2013 state championship golf team, have combined their passion and their college degrees into a new business.
Pending real estate sales jump in Ozaukee County 03-27-2018
CEDARBURG — Pending real estate sales in Ozaukee County increased 270 percent in a comparison of this February and the same month last year.
Spur 16 retail arriving sooner 03-27-2018
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council is expected to give swift approval to deadline changes for the Spur 16 project during a special meeting tonight.
Remodeled Qdoba opens in Brookfield 03-27-2018
BROOKFIELD — Mexican eatery Qdoba has reopened in Brookfield after undergoing a renovation.
Hartland board OKs new Hwy. KE route 03-27-2018
HARTLAND — The Hartland Village Board unanimously agreed Monday night on a proposed new route for Winkleman Road (Highway KE) and to continue limiting the number of residential units that can be developed along the road in the future.
Public hearing Monday on condo project, reroute of Highway KE 03-25-2018
HARTLAND — The Village Board will hold a public hearing on Monday for amendments to the village’s comprehensive plan that would allow for an alternate Highway KE route and a higher density for a proposed condominium project north of Highway K and east of Mary Hill Park subdivision on 80 acres of land, half of which is known as the “North 40.”
Big Bend officials discuss 52-acre vehicle auction facility development 03-25-2018
BIG BEND — Village officials discussed a large development project with international vehicle auction company Copart Inc. at a Plan Commission meeting on March 20, according to Village Clerk Brad Calder.
Analysis: Foxconn plant could add $51B to Wisconsin economy 03-23-2018
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — A new analysis from a Wisconsin business group says Foxconn Technology Group's manufacturing plant would add about $51 billion to the state's gross domestic product over the 15 years the state pays the company incentives.
Changes at Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary include a new cafe, the Grizzly Grill 03-23-2018
TOWN OF FARMINGTON — Laying in a hospital bed, hanging onto his life, David Fechter thought a move needed to be made in order to preserve Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary.
Panel recommends single-family housing for undeveloped land 03-23-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Although specifics still need to be fleshed out, the Plan Commission on Thursday recommended moving forward with single-family housing on undeveloped land along Bluemound Road.
New bakery coming to The Corners
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — There will be another first happening at The Corners — Goddess and the Baker will open its first Wisconsin location in the nearly 1-year-old Town of Brookfield development this summer.
Dublin’s of West Bend set to close 03-23-2018
WEST BEND — Dublin’s in West Bend, 110 Wisconsin Ave., announced via Facebook on Wednesday it is closing, effective March 31.
Pick ’n Save to be remodeled, offer new services and grocery pickup 03-23-2018
MUKWONAGO — The Mukwonago Pick ’n Save on 1010 N. Rochester St. will begin remodeling within two weeks and once construction is complete, a number of new features and services will be offered, according to James Hyland, Roundy’s Supermarket, Inc. vice president of communications and public affairs.
Wisconsin unemployment rate hits record low in February
MADISON, Wis. — A new report shows Wisconsin's unemployment rate hit a record low in February.
The Cupola allowed to increase parking spaces 03-22-2018
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — The Town of Oconomowoc Plan Commission passed a request Monday night to allow The Cupola to add an additional 60 parking spaces, rather than the initial 100 the business owners had requested.
Common Council rejects annexation proposal for new senior living homes 03-22-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council denied a requested annexation of 21.2 acres south of N55-W36909 Lisbon Road on Tuesday night.
County Board OKs plan to wean EDWC off of sales tax dollars 03-22-2018
Washington County officials will follow the plan recommended by staff, agreeing to terms to fully divest from their interest from Economic Development Washington County after funding the revolving loan fund to what they hope is a sustainable level.
Senior care company offers new program to help families make plans for long-term care 03-22-2018
Home Instead Senior Care has started a free program in an effort to get families talking about the late stages of life sooner.
Actuant reports 2Q loss 03-22-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS - Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Wednesday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $18.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
LindenGrove Communities to have grand opening for Waukesha facility 03-22-2018
WAUKESHA - A grand opening celebration will be held for the renovated Waukesha LindenGrove Communities building April 10.
Quad/Graphics acquires majority interest in Rise Interactive 03-22-2018
SUSSEX - Quad/Graphics announced Wednesday it has acquired a majority ownership stake in Rise Interactive, a digital marketing agency.
Healthful, flavorful food 03-22-2018
WAUKESHA — A new Waukesha pizza restaurant promises healthier menu choices without sacrificing quality or taste.
Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday in a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy's durability while signaling that it plans to continue a gradual approach to rate hikes for 2018 under its new chairman, Jerome Powell.
Kowabunga Comics to move into former Fresh & Green building 03-21-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Like any good superhero, Kowabunga Comics owner James Bula is seizing a golden opportunity.
Panda Express plan stirs council debate 03-21-2018
WAUKESHA — A routine request to combine parcels for a proposed Panda Express and multi-tenant retail development at Silvernail Road and North Grandview Boulevard reignited debate over traffic concerns during a Tuesday night Common Council meeting.
Fitness center planned for Corridor development 03-21-2018
BROOKFIELD — A two-story fitness center could be the latest addition to the mixed-use Corridor development in Brookfield, based on preliminary details presented Tuesday.
Talks begin on White Rock TIF district 03-21-2018
WAUKESHA — A month after the city shelved plans to revitalize White Rock Avenue by bringing amateur baseball to Frame Park, discussions about creating a tax increment finance district for the area are officially afoot.
Foxconn selects general contractor, engineering consultants 03-20-2018
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group has selected some key companies to begin building its massive flat screen manufacturing complex in Racine County, the Taiwanese company announced Tuesday.
Making a positive impact 03-20-2018
CEDARBURG — The Kubala Washatko Architects Inc. last week announced a new chapter in its history as a leader in social and environmental responsibility.
Don’t think Lumberyard, think Lumbaryard 03-20-2018
CEDARBURG — After six years in Montana, Danny and Jeanie Crawford tied up some loose ends before moving back to the Midwest. It was more than packing up boxes and loading a moving van, however.
Opening delayed for Outside Inn with Bacon 03-20-2018
MUSKEGO — The opening date for Outside Inn with Bacon has been delayed, but a new date has not yet been set.
Five Points Pub to have grand opening celebration 03-20-2018
WAUKESHA — The renamed bar inside The Clarke Hotel in downtown Waukesha will have a grand opening celebration on April 6.
Wisconsin winter home sales set new record 03-20-2018
MADISON — During the three main months of winter, December through February, a total of 13,471 homes sold in Wisconsin, setting a record.
La Casa opens expanded financial stability, trade work center 03-20-2018
WAUKESHA — La Casa de Esperanza revealed Monday morning the result of an expansion of the school’s Financial Stability Initiative.
West Bend officials form community ‘think tank’ for area entrepreneurs 03-18-2018
Personnel in the West Bend Economic Development department are collaborating with the public for to improve the business climate in the area.
February retail sales increase 4.4 percent over last year
WAUKESHA — February retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over January and 4.4 percent year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
Come on in: Downtown Waukesha welcomes new businesses 03-17-2018
WAUKESHA — Warm weather is returning to Waukesha, bringing with it an uptick in foot traffic downtown.
New owner hopes to reopen Barton Auto Service by this summer 03-16-2018
The Barton Auto Service shop closed its doors in December, but new owner Craig Kasten has plans to get the doors open by this summer.
Toys R Us to liquidate its remaining U.S. stores 03-16-2018
BROOKFIELD — Geoffrey the Giraffe, the ubiquitous mascot who entertained generations of children, is leaving his longtime perch near Brookfield Square and nearly 750 other locations across the U.S.
Lake Country Christian Academy sold 03-15-2018
NASHOTAH — The Plan Commission approved a zoning permit and plan of operation on March 7 for Burlington Healthcare Providers, Inc. to operate out of the former Lake Country Christian Academy building at W329-N4476 Lakeland Drive in Nashotah, according to Village President Rich Lartz.
Mequon taps the brakes on development 03-15-2018
MEQUON — The city of Mequon is taking what amounts to a deep breath.
Downtown West Bend group mulls development investment 03-15-2018
West Bend officials continue to research possibilities for improving the city’s downtown, including opportunities to invest in partnerships with another group for possible development projects.
Muskego to hold public hearings on proposed Casey’s General Stores 03-15-2018
MUSKEGO — Two public hearings will be held in April for proposed Casey’s General Store locations.
Kohl’s to modernize systems with use of cloud computing
MENOMONEE FALLS — Wanting to modernize its technology footprint, Kohl’s announced Wednesday it will make a multi-year investment to move its systems and applications to “the cloud.”
Waukesha’s unemployment rate increases, metropolitan areas all decreased 03-15-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s unemployment rate increased slightly from 2.3 percent in December to 2.7 percent in January, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Home sales increase 11 percent in February 03-15-2018
WAUKESHA — Washington County led the metro area with a whopping 50 percent increase in home sales in February while the average for the four-county area was an increase of 11 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Assessing local impact of Trump’s trade tariffs 03-14-2018
After signing proclamations to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum Thursday, President Donald Trump was criticized by Republicans and Democrats and allies to the nation.
Facade update approved for planned West Bend restaurant 03-14-2018
West Bend officials will permit the update to an application submitted by a developer for renovating and updating a space in the downtown area.
The Good Stuff a dream come true for Oconomowoc native 03-14-2018
OCONOMOWOC — When customers walk through the doors of 31 S. Main St., they are greeted with an aroma of lavender scents, good music, and shortly thereafter, a cheerful hello from The Good Stuff owner Pamela Greco.
Geeking out at Crumby Art Bakery 03-14-2018
ELM GROVE — Natalia Roman and Andrea Metzger, best friends and owners of Crumby Art Bakehouse & Cakery, put a fresh spin on their sweet treats, made from scratch — they celebrate all things nerdy.
More unpaid internships likely after revised federal rules
NEW YORK — Interns hoping to get a full day’s pay might find it tougher to do so under revised federal guidelines that help determine whether an internship should be paid.
Plans for new Milwaukee Tool R&D building in Brookfield advance 03-14-2018
BROOKFIELD — A new research and development facility proposed on Milwaukee Tool’s corporate campus has inched one step closer to reality, following a recent favorable review.
Panda Express project moving forward
WAUKESHA — A proposal to construct a Panda Express and multi-tenant building at Silvernail Road and North Grandview Boulevard appears to be moving forward following a debate over traffic issues.
Marathon Savings Bank opens fourth branch in Mequon Town Center 03-13-2018
MEQUON — Marathon Savings Bank opened a branch in the Mequon Town Center March 6.
Join the rebellion 03-13-2018
CEDARBURG — With their longstanding friendship and love of beer, the opportunity to take over the Silver Creek Brewery space along Cedar Creek was too much to pass up for Dale Georgeff, Rod Otto and Peter Olds.
The cute store 03-13-2018
HARTLAND — The word that seems to best define Sarah Fitch’s life is emblazoned on a wall in her store.
Quad/Graphics creates direct mail technology for faster times 03-13-2018
SUSSEX — In an effort to increase response rates and to increase reliability, Quad/Graphics announced Monday it has created a new technology platform for direct marketing that also shortens the time to market at a fraction of the cost of traditional mail testing.
West Bend officials want to make land-use change for developer 03-10-2018
Based on a request from a developer, West Bend officials want to modify the plan they have made for using land that has been attached to the municipality recently.
Downtown West Bend group looks to alter plan to recruit students 03-10-2018
West Bend officials would like to negotiate the terms for a potential agreement with organizers for recruiting high school and college students to address the vacancy issue in the municipality’s downtown area.
Mount Mary University, WCTC create partnership to address nursing shortage 03-10-2018
PEWAUKEE — On Tuesday, Mount Mary University and Waukesha County Technical College will outline plans for a major new partnership to address the regional nursing shortage.
Educating the next generation of engineers 03-10-2018
WAUKESHA — Hands-on learning is nothing new when it comes to modern day education. What is new is hands-on learning led by local engineers from the community during the school day.
Fresh & Green Market to close March 15 after 8 1/2 years
OCONOMOWOC - Fresh & Green Market will be closing the doors after 8 1/2 years of business providing Oconomowoc with healthy, organic options on March 15.
Walker says Wisconsin companies could be tariff-exempt
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker says President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary says exemptions to steel and aluminum tariffs could be granted to meet concerns of Wisconsin companies.
West Bend groups determine downtown marketing plan
After learning their funding allocation, representatives from the Diva Group and the Downtown West Bend Association outlined the marketing tactics they would use to promote the area.
Hiring surge added 313K jobs in February, most in 1½ years 03-09-2018
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration's tax cuts and a resilient global economy.
Manitou Group releases 2017 year-end results 03-09-2018
WEST BEND — Manitou Group's Board of Directors announced its year-end results in a news release Wednesday.
IKEA sets Oak Creek store opening date for May 16 03-09-2018
OAK CREEK — Customers can start lining up for the new IKEA store in Oak Creek at 5 p.m. May 16. The doors will open a few hours later at 9 a.m., according to a Thursday announcement.
Foolery’s Liquid Therapy serves up locally-sourced cuisine 03-09-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Since it opened in 2010, Foolery’s Liquid Therapy has fully embraced the “Eat Local” movement that has gained popularity in recent years.
Marek’s development project denied
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — Waukesha Town Chairman and developer John Marek’s proposed 40-unit condo development, for 20 acres of farmland off Highway 164 and south of Glendale Road, was denied by both the Plan Commission and the Town Board after an almost five-hour meeting interrupted by public outbursts and multiple gavel cracks by acting Chairman Michael Doerr.
Grand Motorsports receives approval 03-08-2018
CEDARBURG — The issues of a previous business can’t be held against a new owner, was the message at Monday night’s Cedarburg Plan Commission.
Double the tables, double the donations 03-08-2018
CEDARBURG — Many of Cedarburg’s historic buildings are beautiful, but they aren’t necessarily functional for modern uses. Such is the case with the Stilt House building, W62 N630 Washington Ave., which hasn’t exactly been cooperative with restaurateur Gordon Goggin.
West Bend clears way for River Road industrial complex 03-08-2018
West Bend residents can expect some construction activity to the northeast corner of the city, slightly west of the airport.
Real estate company sues firm after falling victim to scam
WAUKESHA — Does a title firm have the responsibility to protect its customers from potential scammers?
Farrow will be special guest at IBAW breakfast next week
BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on March 16 at a small business breakfast.
‘Old Germantown’ proposal brings new development to ag property 03-07-2018
GERMANTOWN — A proposed tourism business touted as preserving Germantown’s agricultural heritage is moving forward in the village, despite a group of residents’ concerns about long-term impacts on the surrounding area.
Women open business they hope will be ‘a unique option’
RICHFIELD — News is spreading fast around Washington County about a unique business that opened recently in the village’s downtown.
‘Dark store’ tax issue continues to vex legislators 03-07-2018
West Bend officials once again express their support for legislation that would address property assessments issues concerning corporate retailers, but it occurs against a backdrop of frustration regarding the process.
DreamPak facility in New Berlin expands, plans for increased production 03-07-2018
NEW BERLIN — Dream-Pak LLC has made a $3 million investment in its New Berlin facility — adding 10,000 square feet and doubling production capacity of shelf-stable beverage concentrates.
Russ Darrow to host grand opening ceremony, donate to Volunteer Center 03-07-2018
WEST BEND — Russ Darrow Group will host an official grand opening of its Nissan dealership — 2665 W. Washington St., West Bend — at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
TRG Marketing’s new office reflects its values 03-07-2018
BROOKFIELD — When TRG Marketing President Chad Ritterbusch set about creating a new location for his business, he wanted the space to reflect the way the employees worked with clients and each other.
Plumbing predicament 03-07-2018
PEWAUKEE — A workforce of plumbers in which many are approaching retirement, and water infrastructure that is aging in some areas and under construction in others.
Mukwonago Village Board to vote on traffic impact analysis for new industrial park 03-07-2018
MUKWONAGO — During a meeting today, the Village Board will vote to approve a traffic impact analysis for a proposed road that would connect the village’s Tax Incremental Finance District #5 to Highway 83, according to Village Administrator John Weidl.
Purple Door to join Mequon Public Market
MEQUON — The tenant list for the Mequon Public Market took another step forward with Friday’s announcement that Purple Door Ice Cream is joining the venture.
Slinger trustees reject Dove Plaza’s claim of excessive assessment 03-06-2018
SLINGER — The Village’s Board of Trustees, at their regular meeting Monday night, unanimously rejected a claim by the owners of Dove Plaza that the village has placed an excessive tax assessment on the property.
Amid construction worker shortage, state plans resource fair 03-06-2018
RACINE — A construction career fair will be held in Racine later this month for unemployed or underemployed people interested in working on the massive Foxconn project in coming years.
Hartford’s Staffing Support Specialists under new ownership 03-06-2018
HARTFORD — Area businesswoman Ane Ohm is now the owner of Hartford-based Staffing Support Specialists.
Tri City opening Waukesha branch in former PNC building 03-06-2018
WAUKESHA — Tri City National Bank is expanding its footprint in Waukesha County.
Sale pending for La Belle Golf Club 03-06-2018
LAC LA BELLE — The La Belle Golf Club is expected to be sold by mid-April to Prestwick Golf Group in Sussex, according to Prestwick Golf Group Vice President Tyler Morse.
Froedtert to build new West Bend Health Center 03-04-2018
Construction of a new Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin West Bend Health Center at 1700 W. Paradise Drive is scheduled to begin this summer.
Quad/Graphics to deliver in-magazine samples for Marc Jacobs 03-02-2018
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics has released Marc Jacobs’ newest mascara brand using Quad’s PromoPage sampling carrier affixed to a major fashion magazine.
Kohl’s teaming up with Aldi 03-02-2018
NEW YORK — Kohl’s shoppers will be able to pick up some groceries while shopping for clothing at select stores.
Manufacturing’s local, global impact discussed at conference 03-02-2018
MILWAUKEE — The role of manufacturing on Wisconsin’s economy — and the impact it can have on a global scale — were among the issues explored at a conference Thursday.
Super 8 to become Comfort Inn 03-02-2018
WAUKESHA — Visitors to the Waukesha area will soon have a new place to spend the night.
Developer uncertain about Prospect Hill plans after pushback 03-02-2018
NEW BERLIN — After a developer’s preliminary plan to build a commercial space and storage facility on the Prospect Hill Elementary School property was opposed at a public hearing last month, city officials are waiting to hear if the plan will move forward.
Verizon requests 130-foot cell tower in Town of Brookfield
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A request to build a 130-foot cell tower on Bluemound Road in the Town of Brookfield will have its first public hearing next month.
Anodyne Coffee to join Spur 16 03-01-2018
MEQUON — Plans for Spur 16 are coming into sharper focus with Friday’s announcement that Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. will open a café in the Mequon Public Market.
Arrabelle TIF district gets a green light 03-01-2018
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Joint Review Board completed the final step of the tax incremental financing district creation process Tuesday night by approving TIF district No. 5 for the former St. Francis Borgia school property on Hamilton Road and Washington Avenue.
Keup Road subdivision clears next hurdle 03-01-2018
GRAFTON — After nearly an hour of opposition voiced in public hearings, the Grafton Plan Commission approved the annexation and rezoning of the 84-acre Kohlwey farm on Highway 60 and Keup Road, making way for a subdivision plan to take its next steps.
Jackson salon expands to accommodate increased business 03-01-2018
JACKSON — One Washington County resident translated her passion for people into a career as a hair stylist and has used her skills in that trade to develop establish a business.
GS Global Resources acquires Weston company 03-01-2018
MUKWONAGO — GS Global Resources announced Wednesday it has acquired Weston-based ADC Custom Products, which makes protective structures for machine operators.
Ascension Health declines to discuss possible mass layoff in Wisconsin 03-01-2018
GLENDALE — After an anonymous letter was sent to the press describing layoffs of 1,000 Ascension Health employees in Wisconsin, company officials have declined to say whether anyone will actually be losing their jobs this week.
Cudahy Pick ‘n Save to close, 75 employees relocated
CUDAHY — After more than forty years in business, Pick ‘n Save in Cudahy is expected to close in the coming weeks, leaving the city without a grocery store.
Dick’s Sporting Goods self-imposes tighter gun restrictions 03-01-2018
GRAFTON — Edward Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, said this week that the retail chain will tighten its own restrictions on gun sales in light of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, and called for the nation’s leaders to do the same.
Plan for new dog day care, kennel OK’d 03-01-2018
WAUKESHA — The Plan Commission has signed off on a plan for a new dog boarding and day care facility dubbed Dog City on the city’s far south side.
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