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Floral design company opens in downtown Cedarburg
The floral design company La Tulipe celebrated a ribbon-cutting July 27 at its new studio in downtown Cedarburg, W63 N633A Washington Ave.
Mequon’s Titan Spine reports growth 08-15-2017
MEQUON — Titan Spine, with headquarters in Mequon, reported several second-quarter milestones.
Aurora hospitals recognized 08-15-2017
GRAFTON — Aurora Medical Center in Grafton recently was recognized as one of the top hospitals in southeast Wisconsin.
Shady Hollow subdivision to expand in Grafton 08-15-2017
GRAFTON — Approvals have come through for 21 new homes to be added in the village of Grafton.
Condos proposed for former Mequon-owned land 08-15-2017
MEQUON — Plans for 32 condominiums along Green Bay Road just north of Thiensville advanced Aug. 7 as the Mequon Planning Commission unanimously approved several preliminary steps.
Storage wars 08-15-2017
GRAFTON — The permit for a new self-storage business in the town of Grafton is being challenged by a competitor.
Foxtown gets a thumbs-up 08-15-2017
MEQUON — While plenty of details must be worked out before the first shovel of dirt is turned, plans for Foxtown, the third phase of the Mequon Town Center, earned an enthusiastic review by a city committee last week.
Opinions vary on Molina’s withdrawal from ACA Exchange 08-15-2017
Those on opposite sides of the health care debate are using the decision by Molina Healthcare to discontinue offering insurance policies as evidence to bolster their points of view.
Scout & Molly’s opens 08-15-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to kick off the weekend-long grand opening festivities for Scout & Molly’s at The Corners of Brookfield.
Generac gets $10 million in tax credits for expansion 08-14-2017
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Power Systems Inc. has accepted up to $10 million in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help with its growth that will also lead to the creation of at least 400 jobs during the next five years.
Bucks, Froedtert unveil new training center 08-13-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks last week opened the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center, the team’s state-of-the-art training facility in downtown Milwaukee.
House of Harley-Davidson expands with satellite in downtown Milwaukee 08-13-2017
MILWAUKEE — House of Harley-Davidson, with locations in Milwaukee and Racine, is adding to its family of dealerships with a new location in the heart of Milwaukee’s downtown — a first for Milwaukee.
Going downtown 08-13-2017
Joan Kennedy was always interested in art and design. She made her own handbags in high school and she studied it further in college, but it wasn’t until 12 years ago — when her own children went away to college — she finally decided to focus on her current path of using wool to create wearable items.
Metro Milwaukee home sales tumble in July 08-11-2017
WAUKESHA — In recent history, home sales have been strong every month, but this July they took a downturn in the metro Milwaukee area.
Farm production costs in Wisconsin hold steady 08-11-2017
MADISON — New figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show production costs for Wisconsin farmers remained steady in 2016.
2 companies purchase lots in West Bend Corporate Center 08-11-2017
The Barry Co. sold two lots in the West Bend Corporate Center on Wednesday to Bruno’s Self Storage 2 LLC and Wolfpack One Investments LLC.
Kohl's 2Q profit surges, topping forecasts 08-11-2017
NEW YORK - Kohl's Corp. reported a surge in second-quarter profit, topping expectations, as it cut some costs and moved away from hefty charges for store closures.
Thai rolled ice cream shop, seasonal stores to join Brookfield Square 08-11-2017
BROOKFIELD - On Wednesday, Brookfield Square announced the return of seasonal Callister's Christmas, as well as three new businesses to the mall.
Residents want to shut gated community proposal 08-11-2017
TOWN OF WAUKESHA - It has been touted as a high-end development that could bring $25 million to the Town of Waukesha's tax base.
West Bend Pick ‘n Save stores get makeovers 08-10-2017
Both of the West Bend Pick ‘n Save locations — 1629 S. Main St. and 2518 W. Washington St. — are celebrating a grand re-opening to “complete a store refresh and remodel,” a news release said Wednesday.
Common Council gives 55-lot subdivision the green light
OCONOMOWOC — The developer’s agreement for the third and final phase of the Hickorywood Farms subdivision was approved by the Oconomowoc Common Council Tuesday night, furthering the expansion of the booming city.
Sheboygan Road apartments advance 08-10-2017
CEDARBURG — A proposal to bring more than 190 high-end apartments to “renters by choice” on Cedarburg’s northeast side moved through a first round of city approvals Monday.
Lumberyard launches phase 2 08-10-2017
GRAFTON — Developers are preparing to kick off the second phase of the Lumberyard 1505 development in downtown Grafton.
Town Center parking study sparks ideas, debate 08-10-2017
MEQUON — A comprehensive parking and traffic study commissioned by the city of Mequon came to one conclusion that should come as no surprise to anyone who has tried to park in the Mequon Town Center at peak times: “It is clear that there is not enough parking supply provided” is the first sentence in the summary of the 110-page-long report compiled by Cedarburg-based Traffic Analysis and Design Inc.
1893 fire led to the formation of the West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. 08-10-2017
The heart of West Bend nearly quit beating in 1893, putting the city’s continued existence in jeopardy.
Downtown West Bend BID Board plans for next year 08-10-2017
As 2017 heads into its final stretch, Downtown West Bend Business Improvement District representatives are making plans for the following year and establishing a foundation for how they want to shape the organization’s future.
Town panel OKs architectural details for new Corners theater 08-10-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - A municipal panel overseeing architecture-related issues received a sneak peek Wednesday of some of the granular details surrounding a proposed nine-screen movie theater within the new The Corners development.
Dairy group sues Wisconsin over pollution discharge rules 08-09-2017
MADISON — Wisconsin environmental officials are over-regulating large livestock operations, imposing pollution requirements that are tougher than federal law and arbitrarily changing runoff standards without going through the rule-making process, a trade association says in a lawsuit.
Building comes down to make room for Hartford hotel 08-09-2017
HARTFORD — The building is one of two being torn down because of the development of a hotel on the site.
A cause for celebration 08-09-2017
HARTFORD — As Broan-NuTone celebrates its 85th year in business, the company with a focus on indoor air quality continues to expand and change.
Keller Williams partners with The Gallagher Team in Lake Country 08-09-2017
HARTLAND - The Gallagher Team announced Tuesday it has formed a partnership with Keller Williams Realty - Milwaukee North Shore.
NX Level to manage Mequon sports and training facility
WAUKESHA - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin announced Tuesday that NX Level Athletics will manage a state-of-the-art sports performance and training facility in the Mequon Health Center.
Circle Electric purchases Butler industrial building 08-08-2017
MILWAUKEE — The purchase of a 12,000-square-foot industrial building in Butler will allow Circle Electric, Inc. to double its footprint.
Butter lawsuit heading to Ozaukee County courtroom next week 08-08-2017
PORT WASHINGTON — A hearing has been set for next week for a lawsuit in which four Wisconsin residents are suing the state to overturn regulations that require government taste tests to legally sell butter.
New Mequon Sport Clips plans benefit event 08-08-2017
MEQUON — Sport Clips, which bills itself as the nation’s largest franchise dedicated to men’s and boy’s hair care, will open Aug. 15 in Mequon’s Concord Center shopping center, 11523 N. Port Washington Road.
CityTins coming to Cedarburg 08-08-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg will now have its own edition of CityTins, featuring almost two dozen Cedarburg restaurants, bars and retail offerings.
Parade of Homes marches into Mequon
MEQUON — It is fitting – and a welcome side-effect – that homes sprouting on land previously intended for a never-built high school likely will help boost declining student enrollment.
Kleen Test grows in county 08-08-2017
PORT WASHINGTON — Most businesses thrive on brand recognition, but Kleen Test Products, the recipient of this year’s Ozaukee County Business of the Year in the large business category, turns that idea completely upside down.
Raze Logemann Center, parking study says 08-08-2017
MEQUON — A long-awaited parking study commissioned by the city of Mequon recommends razing the Logemann Center building to provide additional parking in the Town Center area.
Can industry, environment grow simultaneously with Foxconn? 08-08-2017
RACINE - After leaving behind efforts to appeal and possibly litigate Waukesha's plan to draw millions of gallons of Lake Michigan water each day, the group representing mayors in the Great Lakes region is instead setting its sights on the Foxconn deal, with Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to waive some environmental protections - which the group's leader says could have a significant impact on water quality.
R.A. Smith National leadership to pass to son 08-07-2017
BROOKFIELD — R.A. Smith National announced Monday that Richard (Ricky) A. Smith, Jr., P.E., will take on the role of president at the Brookfield company, succeeding his father and current president, Richard A. Smith, M.S., P.E.
PDQ to lay off 313 employees with transition 08-07-2017
WAUKESHA — About 313 PDQ Food Stores Inc. employees will be laid off Oct. 9 due to the company’s decision to sell its assets to Kwik Trip.
Scout & Molly’s to hold grand opening in The Corners
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Fashion boutique Scout & Molly’s will hold a grand opening at The Corners of Brookfield Friday through Sunday.
Bubon Orthodontics continues to grow
BROOKFIELD - Dr. Michael Bubon knew he both wanted and needed to be an orthodontist when he realized the profession would always pique his intrigue and stir his spirit.
Finding innovative ways to solve challenges 08-06-2017
BROOKFIELD - Todd Willis and his 10-year-old son are enjoying a wonderful summer. Willis is the city of Brookfield’s new Economic Development Coordinator. He took the position in November of last year after serving the city as a Community Development intern from October of 2015 to November of 2016.
Fearless: Stepping off into the unknown 08-04-2017
Many people consider a career change at some point in their life, but not all follow through with it like Collin Doherty.
Solid hiring in July cuts unemployment rate to 4.3 pct.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion.
Business owner to bring restaurant to former Buca site 08-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A local restaurant owner’s plans to bring another eatery to Oconomowoc could help bring unique tastes to town, while also taking care of a building that has become a bit of an eyesore.
Eight food vendors vie for coveted Sporkies 08-04-2017
WEST ALLIS — Then there were eight. The remaining entries out of 31 Sporkies will be cut again at the Wisconsin State Fair.
What’s in a business name? 08-04-2017
BUTLER — A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but for a business its name needs to properly reflect what it offers.
T-Mobile opens store in Waukesha 08-03-2017
WAUKESHA — A T-Mobile retail store recently opened on Sunset Drive in Waukesha.
Molina Healthcare to exit ACA exchanges in Wisconsin, Utah 08-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Molina Healthcare Inc. said Wednesday it will exit the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces in Utah and Wisconsin by the end of this year, citing costs that contributed to hefty losses for the health insurer in the second quarter.
Work on River Bend Estates gets underway 08-03-2017
Town of Grafton officials, developers and homeowners came together July 20 to hold a ribbon cutting for the new River Bend Estates, a 13-lot subdivision.
Shorehaven’s ‘catered living’ apartments to have Sept. 14 grand opening 08-03-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The grand opening for Shorehaven’s Lake Terrace Apartments East will take place Sept. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1340 W. Wisconsin Ave., according to a press statement.
Brookfield Dental breaks ground for new facility 08-03-2017
BROOKFIELD — Brookfield Dental recently broke ground for a new, 5,700 square foot facility at the corner of Capitol and Beaufort drives.
Foxconn benefits likely to trickle north 08-03-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Transformational. It’s a word that cannot be overused when talking about the state luring technology manufacturing giant Foxconn to Wisconsin, according to state Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Cedarburg.
Back to the business park 08-03-2017
CEDARBURG — In the prolonged development of one city lot, a bridge, or rather a creek, has been crossed.
New business opens in Hartford’s historic Hilt building 08-03-2017
HARTFORD — Redevelopment of the city’s downtown continues to progress as more milestones have been reached over the last several days.
Proposed Pizza Ranch takes another step forward in West Bend 08-03-2017
The proposal to establish a Pizza Ranch in West Bend will continue as company representatives receive another approval, getting them one step closer.
Ryan talks small business, health care reform in Mukwonago 08-03-2017
MUKWONAGO — It’s no secret that Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan is an advocate for tax reform, especially when it comes to the percentage of taxes on small, family-owned businesses.
Brookfield chamber to hold services industry job fair 08-03-2017
BROOKFIELD — As retail and restaurant businesses continue to pop up along Bluemound Road and other parts of Brookfield, new jobs are consistently generated.
Summertime blues: July sees big decline in US auto sales
DETROIT — July saw the biggest year-over-year decline in U.S. vehicle sales so far this year, leaving automakers to hope that consumers are just waiting to pounce on Labor Day deals.
Business takes celebrations up a notch
Angela Knutson, a mother of three from Jackson, said she and her husband, Jamie, were drawn to the idea of starting a family company so their children could have a first-hand exposure to launching and running a small business.
Trump: Foxconn CEO confided plant deal could swell to $30B 08-02-2017
MADISON — President Donald Trump casually mentioned Tuesday that Foxconn’s chairman told him in confidence the electronics giant’s investment could reach $30 billion, triple the size of last week’s deal with Wisconsin.
Foxconn deal could change Waukesha County companies 'overnight' 08-02-2017
PEWAUKEE - As word of an upcoming 20 million-square foot Foxconn liquid crystal display factory sinks in for Wisconsinites, manufacturers and supply chain managers in Waukesha County are hoping to land lucrative partnerships with the Taiwan-based technology company in the future.
LEDs, LCDs, OLEDs and 8Ks 08-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Foxconn Technology Group has announced it will make liquid crystal displays — LCD — at the proposed southern Wisconsin plant that could come online as soon as 2020.
Quad/Graphics 2Q finishes within expectations 08-01-2017
SUSSEX — The second quarter finished close to Quad/Graphic Inc.’s expectations with a 3 cent increase in its diluted earnings per share and an increase in net earnings of $15 million, when compared to the same period in 2016.
John’s Pizzeria is here to stay 08-01-2017
Q. The new Lumberyard 1505 apartments and public plaza in Grafton are a beautiful addition to the village. But John’s Pizzeria blocks the view of this beautiful addition to Grafton. Was there ever any consideration of relocating the business and razing the building?
Cedar Creek Winery recognized 08-01-2017
CEDARBURG — A wine produced by Cedar Creek Winery has won awards in national competitions this year.
Oshkosh Defense gets $195M order from Army 08-01-2017
OSHKOSH —The U.S. Army has placed an order from Oshkosh Defense, LLC, worth more than $195 million that will include 748 vehicles.
Fiserv acquires mortgage software and lending technology company 08-01-2017
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc. announced Tuesday it has completed the acquisition of a company specializing in internet-based mortgage software and mortgage lending technology solutions in order to enhance its own suite of mortgage origination services.
Exacto Spring honored 08-01-2017
GRAFTON — Exacto Spring may be a funny name for a company, but there’s an interesting story behind it – and the name makes a lot of sense.
Knowledge Edge tutoring service moves to a larger location in Mequon 08-01-2017
MEQUON — Knowledge Edge, which has offered tutoring services in Mequon for more than nine years, has moved.
Home sales up from same time last year 08-01-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors released its second quarter report, which surveys the housing market performance in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
Foxconn tech at WCTC 08-01-2017
PEWAUKEE — Glowing blue lights and futuristic-sounding music permeate the Richard T. Anderson Education Center at Waukesha County Technical College during a Foxconn product showcase, where some of the most cutting-edge screens and 8K technology systems are on display.
Foxconn may entice students into technical careers 07-29-2017
PEWAUKEE — It may be a few years until Foxconn opens its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in southeastern Wisconsin, but it’s never too soon to start gaining the skills to land a job at the tech giant company — or another company in need of skilled trade workers.
New Falls business to offer self-defense classes 07-29-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — MK Protection Strategies was started last year by two local self-defense instructors. In August, they will open their physical location at N88 W16741 Main St. in Menomonee Falls.
Foxconn technology to be displayed at WCTC 07-28-2017
PEWAUKEE — All the technology on display at the Foxconn event in Milwaukee will be on display at Waukesha County Technical College on Monday and Tuesday.
Welcome to ‘Wisconn Valley’ 07-28-2017
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group officially became part of the Wisconsin family Thursday evening after Gov. Scott Walker announced and signed a multibillion-dollar memorandum that will bring a high-tech manufacturing plant to southeastern Wisconsin.
Up-and-comer finds his perfect ride
Kyle Martola has been riding a snowboard since he was 10. By the time he was 17 he was working for the terrain park at Sunburst Ski Area in Kewaskum.
Keller, Inc. hired by Halquist Stone for project 07-27-2017
SUSSEX — Keller, Inc. has been hired by Halquist Stone to construct a metal building with a runway crane.
Marcus Corporation reports record revenues of $152 million 07-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — At the end of the second quarter, The Marcus Corporation reported record revenues of $152.775 million, a 13.2 percent increase from revenues of $134.978 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.
Meet Jeff Hamilton, the hophead 07-27-2017
If you’ve ever enjoyed a cold stein of Sprecher beer from an old fire truck in one of Milwaukee’s parks or during a Friday night at Summer Sounds, you can thank Cedarburg resident Jeff Hamilton.
Rockwell Automation Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results 07-27-2017
MILWAUKEE  - Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today reported fiscal 2017 third quarter sales of $1,599.2 million, up 8.5 percent from $1,474.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Organic sales grew 8.2 percent.
Local entrepreneur brings salon to Oconomowoc 07-27-2017
OCONOMOWOC — While there are certainly other businesses offering hair and beauty services in Oconomowoc, Tricia Voight would like to think hers offers something unique.
EverWhite announces move to expanded Hartford plant
There is some good economic news for Hartford.
Periwinkle's Bakery now selling fresh-baked bread 07-27-2017
WAUKESHA - Jalapeno cheddar, sourdough, cranberry walnut - to fill a hole in stomachs downtown Waukesha, Periwinkle's Bakery on Broadway has started offering fresh-baked bread in addition to their already wide selection of baked goods.
Demlang Builders to help build Neumann Developments Lake Country Village 07-27-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Demlang Builders was named a preferred builder for Neumann Developments Lake Country Village Community recently, according to a press release.
Unemployment rate rises in metro Milwaukee in June, DWD data shows 07-27-2017
MADISON - Preliminary labor statistics released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday showed job growth in the metro Milwaukee area slowed from May to June.
Plan Commission gives nod to Panda Express 07-27-2017
WAUKESHA — Despite the previous denial of plans to build an iteration of Panda Express, a Chinese food chain restaurant, and a multi-tenant building at Grandview Boulevard and Silvernail Road, the city’s Plan Commission granted final approval for the site Wednesday.
City plans for long-awaited grocery store downtown 07-27-2017
WAUKESHA — Downtown business owners, employees and residents are clamoring for a market or grocery store in the downtown area that offers fresh, organic food and grab-and-go lunches — and city planners are working to meet those needs in the near future.
Mark Belling: Not everyone is happy Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin 07-26-2017
Here’s how it works with the Democrats in Wisconsin and their sycophants in what passes for the state’s mainstream news media. If Foxconn had decided not to locate its manufacturing plant in Wisconsin and chose another state, Gov. Scott Walker would have been blasted for blowing the deal and being unable to bring in 10,000 jobs.
Important to have a plan 07-26-2017
Most people in the community know Craig Farrell as the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce's executive director, providing resources and advice to member businesses.
Addition underway at Gateway Plastics
Walls are going up for the estimated 70,000-square-foot addition to Mequon’s Gateway Plastics, 5850 W. County Line Road.
Grafton’s Electrical Mechanical Drives is purchased by Minnesota company 07-25-2017
GRAFTON — Electrical Mechanical Drives, based in Grafton, has been purchased by Power/mation, which is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.
Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin to anchor Mayfair Road building 07-25-2017
WAUWATOSA — Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin has signed on to be the anchor business of a three-story building redevelopment project on Mayfair Road.
Metal-Era begins expansion work in Waukesha 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA —The ability to expand its corporate headquarters is a reflection on the hard work of Metal-Era’s employees said President Tony Mallinger during a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday morning.
ProHealth Care Foundation gets $100,000 for home visits
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care Foundation was awarded $100,000 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation that will go toward follow-up home visits to seniors who are served by the memory clinic.
Brewery, restaurant anchor next phase of Town Center 07-25-2017
MEQUON — Plans for Mequon’s Town Center are taking an ambitious leap forward as plans for a third major development along Mequon Road await initial consideration by a city committee in August.
Brewing success 07-25-2017
THIENSVILLE — Late one afternoon last week, Fiddleheads owner Mike Wroblewski briefly sat in the Fiddleheads Thiensville location surrounded by racks of cooling bakery, the sound of coffee production in the back and a small team of employees steadily going about the business of the day.
Another ‘national retailer’ likely headed to Grafton Commons 07-25-2017
GRAFTON — A space larger than Grafton’s Best Buy and Michaels combined is being planned for a multitenant development in the freeway corridor.
Black entrepreneurs finding success in Waukesha 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA — Black success is now a topic of conversation because Forever Faded, Pat’s Rib Place and Enterprise NOW! are three black-owned businesses that are thriving in Waukesha.
ManpowerGroup earnings rise in 2Q 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA — Revenues increased 3 percent during the second quarter for ManpowerGroup, which also saw an up tick in earnings.
Reports: Foxconn coming to Wisconsin 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA — For weeks, southeastern Wisconsin has been buzzing with the news that manufacturing giant Foxconn could be coming to the state, and on Monday, Freeman columnist and WISN radio show host Mark Belling said sources told him Foxconn will indeed build in southeastern Wisconsin.
Owners of Little Switzerland buy Milwaukee County ski hill
The Schmitz Brothers LLC, owners and operators of Little Switzerland and Nordic Mountain ski areas, entered a purchase agreement and long-term lease with ROC Ventures to operate the ski hill at The Rock sports complex in Franklin.
Making boating convenient 07-23-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - We’ve all heard the joke about the two best days in the life of a boat owner - the day the boat is purchased, and the day the boat is sold.
Chambers set sail for opportunities abroad
PEWAUKEE - Most think of their local chamber of commerce and consider those well-intentioned individuals in the community who show up at ribbon-cuttings, and occasionally spearhead civic improvement projects.
Johnson hopeful about GOP reaching health care agreement 07-23-2017
BROOKFIELD - Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, largely focused on health care reform during a luncheon speech with the Waukesha County Business Alliance at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday.
Commission to review plans for McDonald's, Panda Express, CrossFit 07-22-2017
WAUKESHA — The Panda Express that previously faced litigation is back on the agenda for next week’s Plan Commission meeting.
Garvey Group closing locations in Franklin, Milwaukee
FRANKLIN — The Garvey Group will cease operations on July 31 at these facilities: 9980 South Oakwood Park Drive, Franklin affecting 39 workers, and 4601 South Fifth Street, Milwaukee affecting 15 workers. 
City of Pewaukee might permit beer, wine sales at gas stations 07-21-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A 35-year-old ordinance prohibiting gas stations from selling beer and wine could soon come to an end in the city limits.
Following in Dad's footsteps 07-21-2017
No matter how you put it, there’s no denying the steadying influence Josh Thull’s dad has been in his life — and his business.
Wisconsin working on incentives to lure Foxconn 07-21-2017
MADISON - Wisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday they believe could come as soon as the end of the month. 
New self-storage buildings in Slinger rejected 07-21-2017
Slinger’s Plan Commission has rejected a second attempt by a Slinger developer to construct several self-storage buildings in the village.
Badger Meter reports record 2Q results 07-21-2017
MILWAUKEE - The second quarter had record results for Badger Meter, Inc., which reported its net sales were $104,176,000.
Snap-on net sales increase 5.6% for quarter
KENOSHA - Snap-on Incorporated reported a positive second quarter Thursday with net sales of $921.4 million, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2016 levels.
Wisconsin unemployment unchanged at 3.1 percent 07-21-2017
MADISON - Wisconsin's unemployment rate is unchanged for the month of June.
Waukesha County Center for Growth exceeding goals
WAUKESHA - For a year the staff at the Waukesha County Center for Growth has been meeting with companies in the hopes of convincing them to build, expand or move to Waukesha County.
Associated Bank acquiring Bank Mutual for almost $500 million 07-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — Associated Banc-Corp announced Thursday it has agreed to purchase Bank Mutual Corporation for about $482 million, which will result in a merged company.
Workforce Development Center to hold job fair 07-20-2017
WEST BEND — Job-seekers are invited to attend the Workforce Development Center’s Job Fair on Aug. 16 at the Washington County Fair Park in West Bend during which area employers will seek to fill hundreds of full-, part-time and seasonal positions.
Scentsory stimulation: Bath boutique store opens downtown 07-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Scentsory Bath & Body Boutique at 152 E. Wisconsin Ave. softly opened last Saturday in downtown Oconomowoc. The store specializes in premium handmade bath and health products for women, men, and kids.
VIP Sushi granted liquor license 07-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Those dining at VIP Sushi & Hibachi will now be able to enjoy a cocktail with their salmon roll.
Plans for cell tower in Thiensville advance as provider submits proposed contract 07-20-2017
THIENSVILLE — Members of the Thiensville Village Board decided Tuesday to discuss the details of a proposed contract for a cell phone tower in closed session.
Ott’s cell tower plan clears Assembly 07-20-2017
MEQUON — The ideas in a bill state Rep. Jim Ott introduced this winter in response to a company’s plan to build a 195-foot-tall cell phone tower in a Mequon back yard are a step closer to becoming law.
Cedarburg seeking firm to create a marketing brand for the city 07-20-2017
CEDARBURG — A community-based steering committee is seeking a consultant to head a Cedarburg brand strengthening initiative.
Reilly supports bills against 'dark store' tax assessments
WAUKESHA - Mayor Shawn Reilly recently traveled to the state Capitol to give favorable testimony for two bills that would curb big-box stores asking for lower tax assessments based on the "dark store theory."
Kwik Trip to acquire PDQ’s 34 stores in state 07-20-2017
NEW BERLIN — The growing Kwik Trip gas and convenience store chain is about to get larger, and officials in New Berlin are hoping they are along for the ride.
Black Bear Bottling to close its doors 07-19-2017
OAK CREEK — Longtime maker of flavored sodas Black Bear Bottling announced it will close its doors in less than two months.
Franz named R&R Insurance chief operating officer 07-19-2017
WAUKESHA —On Wednesday, R&R Insurance Services announced Michael Franz was recently named its chief operating officer.
Annex Wealth Management to open in Pfister Hotel 07-19-2017
MILWAUKEE — Elm Grove-based Annex Wealth Management will open its fifth location and first in Milwaukee in the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.
Becky’s Blissful Bakery crafts Cold Brew Caramels 07-19-2017
NEW BERLIN — Caramel maker Becky’s Blissful Bakery announced through its partnership with Milwaukee-based Stone Creek Coffee it has created Cold Brew Caramels.
Land purchase for Hartford hotel to close this week 07-19-2017
Two homes still standing on the construction site of Hartford’s new downtown hotel will come crashing down soon.
West Bend’s future business leaders take national challenge 07-19-2017
At the end of June, five students from the West Bend High Schools flew to Anaheim, California, to compete in several categories at the Future Business Leaders of America national competition.
Panel OKs pair of tourism spending requests 07-19-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - An outside consultant will not be hired, but a panel tasked with making tourism spending decisions did give the green light Tuesday to move forward with a baseball-related campaign and an enhancement to Taste of Lake Country.
Some Woodman's shoppers to be awarded for buying healthfully 07-19-2017
WAUKESHA - Eating healthy, well-balanced meals often costs more than preparing prepacked, high-calorie meals, but a partnership between Woodman's Food Markets and Healthy Savings is intended to make eating well less expensive.
Austrian company acquires Gehl Foods operation 07-19-2017
WEST BEND - The Gehl Foods Bottling operation on Rail Way in West Bend was acquired by Alpla Inc., an Austrian-based company, on June 1 for $5.4 million.
Highly unlikely Foxconn could be lured to Waukesha County 07-19-2017
BROOKFIELD - The numbers associated with Foxconn's proposal to come to Wisconsin make it very appealing: a $7 billion plant that would employ as many as 10,000 people.
Cedarburg Plan Commission approves architectural design for Arrabelle 07-18-2017
CEDARBURG — Arrabelle apartments proposed for downtown Cedarburg received architectural design approval Thursday during a city Plan Commission meeting.
Lower sales of new motorcycles ding Harley-Davidson 07-18-2017
MILWAUKEE — Shares in Harley-Davidson tumbled nearly 10 percent after the company reported lagging retail sales and shipments as new riders opted for used motorcycles over newer, more expensive ones.
Grafton celebrates TownePlace Suites by Marriott groundbreaking 07-18-2017
Construction of the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel at 1601 Gateway Drive in Grafton officially got underway June 28 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site just southeast of the intersection of Interstate 43 and Highway 60.
Business grants available 07-18-2017
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization is offering a matching grant of up to $75,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
Thiensville bank building coming down
THIENSVILLE — The bank building that has sat vacant at 200 Green Bay Road for the last 10 years likely will be coming down.
Old Pick ’n Save thorn in Grafton’s side
GRAFTON — A former Mexican restaurant building and a private home are among the properties being eyed for redevelopment in Grafton.
Century Fence a mark of permanence in Wisconsin 07-18-2017
PEWAUKEE - After 100 years in business, the Bryants, owners of Century Fence, say they still get a rush from seeing signs of their company’s work along highways and on fences around landmarks like Lambeau Field in Green Bay and Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
Local tourism groups seeking grant funding 07-18-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - A pair of organizations aimed at promoting tourism in and near the village and City of Pewaukee are seeking grant dollars to further their efforts.
House of Guinness sold 07-18-2017
WAUKESHA - Many memories have been made at Waukesha’s House of Guinness since it opened in 2000, especially if you’ve attended Carroll University during those years. And for new owners and Carroll graduates Ian Cliffe and Ellie Martin Cliffe that also holds true.
Waukesha-based NEXT Electric sold to IES Holdings 07-18-2017
WAUKESHA - NEXT Electric, LLC has sold 80 percent of its membership interest to IES Holdings, Inc., according to a Monday announcement.
Nonprofit group announces purchase of West Bend Theatre 07-17-2017
The Historic West Bend Theatre Inc. announced Friday it purchased the West Bend Theatre and plans to restore the downtown facility that was built in 1929.
Shumway Dental plans new, larger Slinger office 07-16-2017
If all goes as planned, Shumway Dental could be operating out of a new location in April.
Pizza Ranch proposed for Waukesha 07-16-2017
WAUKESHA - Serving pizza, salads and chicken on its famous buffet, chain restaurant Pizza Ranch is looking to open its first southeastern Wisconsin location in Waukesha.
Marcus to add DreamLounger seats to all Ridge auditoriums 07-15-2017
NEW BERLIN - As Marcus Theatres continues to invest in its movie theaters around the area, it announced this week that it will add DreamLounger recliner seating to every auditorium in the Ridge Cinema in New Berlin, as well as to the North Shore Cinema in Mequon.
Businessman offers a hand to the ‘underdog’ 07-14-2017
Some business owners take on the responsibility of serving and giving back to their community.
Solstice Health connects doctors and patients 07-14-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Solstice Health has a different way of thinking when it comes to health care, and that is by getting rid of the need for insurance.
Generation Growth Capital invests in car wash equipment biz 07-13-2017
MILWAUKEE —  Generation Growth Capital Fund III, LP, a Milwaukee-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies, and Harrell’s Car Wash Systems, Inc., announced Thursday they have acquired New England Car Wash Equipment, LLC.
Fitzgerald: Legislation likely to help lure Foxconn 07-13-2017
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Senate's top Republican says the Legislature may have to pass a bill to help induce a Taiwanese technology company to bring a plant to Wisconsin.
Chicago Sun-Times sold to former politician and investors
CHICAGO — An investor group led by former Chicago alderman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor on Wednesday bought the Chicago Sun-Times, keeping the city’s No. 2 paper in business and ending a bid by the Chicago Tribune’s owner to acquire its longtime rival.
A beer garden in Oconomowoc? 07-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Both rotating and permanent beer gardens are sprouting up throughout Waukesha County and some city officials have expressed interest in helping that craze spread to Oconomowoc.
Fowler Lake Village still must pass city requirements 07-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The remaining hurdles Fowler Lake Village faces could be cleared soon if the proposed development passes the city’s remaining tests.
Steps taken to ease Town Center parking programs 07-13-2017
MEQUON — While it awaits results of a comprehensive $50,000 study, Mequon officials announced several short-term steps Tuesday aimed at alleviating parking woes in the Town Center.
Self-storage advances in town of Grafton 07-13-2017
GRAFTON — The Town of Grafton Plan Commission last week approved the conditional use permit for a new self-storage business at 1927 Highway W.
Ott's cell tower plan clears Assembly 07-13-2017
MEQUON - The ideas in a bill state Rep. Jim Ott introduced this winter in response to a company's plan to build a 195-foot-tall cellphone tower in a Mequon back yard are a step closer to becoming law.
Raised Grain beer wins gold at international contest 07-13-2017
WAUKESHA - Raised Grain Brewing Co. took home the gold for its Spring City Saison beer during an international competition this past weekend.
High demand for homes in June drives market 07-13-2017
WAUKESHA COUNTY - Those looking to sell a home in Waukesha County this summer are in luck. Homes in the area are selling quicker and for higher prices than they were a year ago, and that's not expected to change any time soon.
Citing competition, Brennan’s announces store closures 07-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Famous for its unique and tasty cheese and sausage products and fresh produce, Brennan’s Market will close its five locations Sept. 30.
CIBM Bank parent company’s income is $1M during second quarter 07-12-2017
WAUKESHA —On Wednesday, the holding company of CIBM Bank, CIB Marine Bancsharess, announced its net income for the second quarter was $1 million.
Federal appeals court upholds Wisconsin right-to-work law 07-12-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A federal appeals court panel has upheld Wisconsin's right-to-work law.
GO Riteway celebrates 60 years in business 07-12-2017
For any company to stay in business for 50 years, it's an achievement, but Go Riteway Transportation Group has exceeded that benchmark.
West Bend Mutual supports Wisconsin long-term care facilities with grants 07-12-2017
West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. announced Thursday it has partnered with LeadingAge Wisconsin to award Safe Resident Assistance Endowment grants to seven long-term care facilities.
Northwestern Mutual to help Milwaukee with $1 million in grants 07-11-2017
MILWAUKEE — Through the Northwestern Mutual foundation, more than $1 million in grants will be contributed to 25 nonprofits through the company’s neighborhood grants program.
Diamond Discs purchases larger Milwaukee facility 07-11-2017
MILWAUKEE —Diamond Discs International, Inc. has purchased a larger facility for its corporate headquarters at 9300 W. Heather Ave.
Branching out 07-11-2017
CEDARBURG — In the 30 years since she opened her first store in Cedarburg, Robin Parsons has seen some distinct changes.
Brandywine to feature the best of Wisconsin
CEDARBURG — It’s a classic case of “one thing led to another.” A longtime chef seeks the perfect spot to open a restaurant of his own, and before you know it, he and his the family are living above a business in downtown Cedarburg, prepping the first level for a new eatery.
Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn planned for The Corridor
BROOKFIELD - Hawkeye Hotels wants to operate two hotels inside The Corridor development off Bluemound Road: a nearly 71,000-square-foot Fairfield Inn and a nearly 68,500-square-foot Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites.
Becker Auto Body a constant amid change
BROOKFIELD - It is safe to say the Brookfield and Elm Grove area is the fertile crescent of retail development and shopping in Wisconsin.
Broan-Nu Tone sells Best Kitchen Ventilation Business to Electrolux Group 07-08-2017
HARTFORD — Broan-NuTone LLC announced the sale of the Best Kitchen Ventilation EMEA Business to Electrolux Group on Friday.
Finding Opportunities 07-08-2017
WAUKESHA —When Spring City Restaurant and Rox Bar & Grille owners Peter and Dennis Hronis see an opportunity for their business, they seize it.
US employers add strong 222K jobs; jobless rate at 4.4 pct. 07-07-2017
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy.
Fracaro’s Lanes to be razed 07-07-2017
WAUKESHA — For months, the burned-out Fracaro’s has stood as a reminder of the fun it once offered, but soon it will be demolished.
Brookfield Town Board likes movie theater proposal 07-06-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — No action was taken during Wednesday’s Town Board meeting, but its members gave a sort-of verbal thumbs up to a movie theater proposal for The Corners of Brookfield, said Town Administrator Tom Hagie.
Pyramax Bank partners with Milwaukee on Harambee mortgage initiative 07-06-2017
GREENFIELD —PyraMax Bank is committing $1 million to help fund the purchase and rehabilitation of houses in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood.
Antique, craft retail shop coming to town 07-06-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — A resale shop offering antiques, crafts and plants will open for business provided it meets the conditions set forth by the town Plan Commission.
Thieves target businesses, construction sites 07-06-2017
GRAFTON — A string of burglaries has been reported in the town of Grafton over the past several weeks, with construction supplies disappearing overnight.
Alterations unlimited during downtown construction 07-06-2017
WAUKESHA — While many are awaiting the rapidly approaching end of downtown construction, one business owner whose brightly colored storefront was encroached upon by orange cones and road blockades says business has actually increased during the months-long project.
BuySeasons bought by costume competitor company
NEW BERLIN —Costume and accessories retailer Buy Seasons, Inc., has been acquired by a competitor, Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc.
Sendik’s opens Fresh2GO location in Hales Corners 07-05-2017
HALES CORNERS — A Sendik’s Fresh2GO is scheduled to open Friday at 5101 S. 108th St., capping off a run of five new store openings in eight months, Sendik’s Food Markets announced Wednesday.
Sales fall for Detroit 3 in June amid industry slowdown
DETROIT — Sales in June fell 7 percent at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, 5.1 percent for Ford and 4.7 percent for General Motors amid a broader industry decline now entering its sixth consecutive month.
Variety focuses on one characteristic at downtown West Bend business 07-05-2017
Many people have passions in their life, but only a subset of those can turn them into a living. That is what the co-owners of Curious Apothecary have accomplished.
Female leaders in commerce 07-05-2017
MUKWONAGO — April Reszka started out as a volunteer at the Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce and eventually became executive director.
Local center specializes in helping women going through divorce 07-05-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Rhonda Noordyk opened the Women’s Financial Wellness Center in 2014 as a financial coaching hub for women seeking guidance with their money.
At 45, Cousins Subs focuses on staying fresh 07-05-2017
WAUKESHA —The fast casual restaurant industry is highly competitive, but at 45 years of age, Cousins Subs has a handle on the Wisconsin market and is starting to expand into Chicagoland.
Gander Mountain locations to close Aug. 30 07-03-2017
WAUKESHA — The nine Wisconsin Gander Mountain stores that will close, as previously announced, will lock their doors Aug. 30.
Mequon clinic to open this fall 07-03-2017
MEQUON — The new Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Mequon Health Center will bring a wide array of health care services to the area, according to a news release.
Tecumseh building to get permanent tenant 07-03-2017
GRAFTON — The Tecumseh building in Grafton has a stable tenant coming in for the first time in nearly 10 years.
Rezoning approved for Gehl Foods property 06-30-2017
Gehl Foods has cleared one hurdle to complete an expansion of its production facility along Main Street in Germantown.
Papa Stache serves up personality on a plate 06-30-2017
BIG BEND - Just like Ralph Llanas has his own style, so does his restaurant and bar Papa Stache Pub & Eatery on Big Bend Drive.
Homeowners optimistic about economy, choosing not to sell just yet 06-30-2017
WAUKESHA - While many Waukesha County homeowners think it's a good time to buy and sell a house, most are waiting to sell their homes, according to a recent regional real estate study.
Downtown Hardee's site without offers after Mad Rooster ended deal 06-30-2017
WAUKESHA - With the owner of the Mad Rooster Cafe sentenced to more than a year in prison for tax fraud, the business' plan to move into the former Hardee's site downtown is dead in the water, a property manager said Thursday.
Arrabelle design nearing approval 06-29-2017
CEDARBURG — A more concrete image of Arrabelle is forming as architectural designs for the 69-unit multifamily development faced Cedarburg Plan Commission review Monday.
Sendik's celebrates Waukesha store opening 06-29-2017
WAUKESHA - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the new Sendik's location at 701 Meadowbrook Road in Waukesha.
Van Horn Latino opens larger Milwaukee dealership 06-28-2017
MILWAUKEE — Van Horn Latino, the Latino population-focused dealership of the Van Horn Automotive Group, is celebrating its new larger location on West Loomis Road in Milwaukee.
Sendik’s to open small format store on Marquette campus
MILWAUKEE —A small-format Sendik’s is planned for the Marquette University campus on the northeast corner of 16th and West Wells streets.
Last hurdle cleared 06-28-2017
HARTFORD — Ground is expected to be broken on a new downtown hotel around Aug. 1. On Tuesday night the development agreement between the city and Cobblestone Hotel Development LLC was given unanimous approval by the Common Council.
Getting back to her roots 06-28-2017
Consider the Lilies has offered floral arrangements for about six and a half years, but just recently found a retail location in downtown West Bend at 136 S. Main St.
New condo development possible in Hartford 06-28-2017
South Wilson Avenue could be the site of a new condominium development in Hartford if a developer gets the answers he’s seeking.
Landmark Credit Union breaks ground on Muskego site 06-27-2017
MUSKEGO —Construction was started on the newest Landmark Credit Union location in Muskego with a ground-breaking ceremony on June 21.
Kohl’s names Besanko as chief financial officer 06-27-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced Tuesday it has appointed Bruce H. Besanko to the position of chief financial officer, which he will assume July 10.
West Bend officials support bills to combat ‘dark store’ appraisals 06-27-2017
Members of the West Bend Common Council are closely observing two legislative proposals, mindful their fate will have significant consequences for area residents.
MSI General to build Burlington church 06-27-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Grace Church of Burlington has selected MSI General Corporation to design and construct a new church facility located on Plank Road in the Town of Burlington, according to an announcement.
Wisconsin business leaders raise concerns on highway tolling 06-27-2017
MADISON - Wisconsin business leaders say a plan to introduce highway tolling to help pay for road work could hurt the economy.
After 45 years Mufflers and Pipes shifts name, ownership 06-27-2017
WAUKESHA - What started as a specialty muffler and pipe shop in 1972, has officially entered a new era by changing its antiquated moniker to Waukesha Auto Repair: Mufflers and Pipes.
9-screen movie theater proposed for The Corners 06-25-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Preliminary plans for a nine-screen movie theater at The Corners of Brookfield will be discussed by Town of Brookfield administration next week with more details likely to be revealed.
Badger Burger Company opens in Mukwonago 06-23-2017
MUKWONAGO —Specializing in Wisconsin products, the Badger Burger Company opened its doors Thursday in downtown Mukwonago.
Businesses, residents near Erin Hills react to the U.S. Open 06-23-2017
One thousand five hundred pounds of pork, 1,000 pounds of brisket and 600 pounds of his signature, now-famous chipotle bacon mac-n-cheese — those are just a few of The Barbecue Co.’s best sellers last week while the U.S. Open golf championship was at Erin Hills, less than a mile away from the restaurant.
Stickin’ with a good thing 06-23-2017
For nearly six years Melanie Reish has managed the Westbury Bank branch in downtown West Bend, but her time there started about 15 years ago.
Safety is key at MetalTek 06-23-2017
WAUKESHA — MetalTek International has surpassed two million man-hours worked without a lost-time incident at the Centrifugal Division in Waukesha, 905 E. St. Paul Ave.
Safway completes merger to expand footprint 06-23-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The Safway Group completed its merger Thursday with Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services.
Sears announces Southridge store closing
GREENDALE - Sears Holdings announced Thursday it will close its Southridge Mall store, 5200 S. 76th St., making it the second anchor that will close at the mall.
Wisconsin crafter beverage makers form coalition 06-22-2017
MADISON — Independent producers of craft beverages have united to create the Wisconsin Craft Beverage Coalition to promote, protect, and defend the state’s craft beverage industry.
Nordstrom Rack to open in Bayshore Town Center 06-22-2017
GLENDALE — A Nordstrom Rack store is scheduled to open in Bayshore Town Center in Glendale in fall 2018.
‘Woof-Men’ business owner 06-22-2017
BROOKFIELD — Allison Dunlop opened Integrative Veterinary Service in Brookfield in 2014, following in the footsteps of a beloved family member.
A woman and her clock shop 06-22-2017
WAUKESHA — Karen White and her husband, Edward, opened the Little Swiss Clock Shop in 1968 in downtown Waukesha and a lot has changed since the shop first opened, including its name.
U.S. Open brought energy, business to Oconomowoc 06-22-2017
OCONOMOWOC — While the Sunday ending of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills makes it difficult to discern how much of an impact the golf tournament had on Oconomowoc, there is no doubt the event did indeed have a positive influence on local businesses.
Classic Traditions building bought by local civic leader
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg resident Chris Smith is “Bringing Wall Street to Main Street … ” with his newly incorporated business, Cedar Creek Wealth Management.
Plans for Grafton town business on hold 06-22-2017
GRAFTON — Another storage business is looking to locate in the town of Grafton, but has faced a few hurdles at the start.
Homestead to get on-campus Kohler Credit Union branch
MEQUON — Kohler Credit Union will locate a small branch in the lobby of the Homestead High School field house as part of a sponsorship agreement that could funnel $150,000 to the school district over 15 years.
The county connect 06-22-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Since Eric Isbister and his wife Mary bought the Mequon-based metal fabrication business GenMet Corp. in 1999, they have struggled with filling open positions; and they are not alone.
MOWA hosts business leaders for Women’s Forum event
One of the most famous lines in Hollywood history goes like this: “If you build it, they will come.”
Study: 70% of Americans identify as middle class despite decline in household income 06-22-2017
MILWAUKEE- Despite the number of middle-income households dropping in the United States, a recent study by Northwestern Mutual found that seven in 10, or 70 percent, of American adults ages 18 and older view themselves as middle class.
Unemployment rates drop to record lows locally, statewide 06-22-2017
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to near-record lows this year, and Waukesha County's rate is one of the lowest in the state.
Developing the future 06-22-2017
WAUKESHA - Smart and lucrative city development was the big theme at Mayor Shawn Reilly's breakfast meeting on Wednesday morning, paired with an update on the rebranding efforts in downtown Waukesha that are ultimately meant to bring people to the area and boost city revenue.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield exits health care exchange 06-21-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield said Wednesday it is pulling out of the federal health care exchange in Wisconsin.
Arhaus to open in The Corners on July 1 06-21-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Stores continue to open their doors in The Corners of Brookfield with the latest being Arhaus on July 1.
ARI Network Services to be acquired for about $140 million 06-21-2017
MILWAUKEE — Software tools and marketing services provider ARI Network Services, Inc. has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of True Wind Capital Management, LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in leading technology companies.
Making it work in a small town 06-21-2017
RICHFIELD — Dr. Michelle Defer believes her chiropractic practice has been in existence for nearly 30 years because of her honesty with patients and because she helps them overcome whatever problems bring them into her office at the Hubertus Chiropractor Clinic.
Nissen Staffing Continuum adds TechRecruiters 06-21-2017
WAUKESHA - Nissen Staffing Continuum has partnered with TechRecruiters in order to fill clients' technical staffing needs.
Council would allow gas stations' beer, wine sales 06-21-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The Common Council decided it would allow gas stations to sell beer and wine at area gas stations during its meeting on Monday night, said City Clerk Kelly Tarczewski.
New apprenticeship program launches at WCTC 06-21-2017
PEWAUKEE - The Department of Workforce Development highlighted the launch of a new Mechatronics Technician Registered Apprenticeship program for Wisconsin manufacturers during an information session on Monday at the Waukesha County Technical College Generac Integrated Manufacturing Lab.
Former Sears Auto site could give way to hotel, conference center 06-21-2017
BROOKFIELD - A recently emptied auto repair center building on the southern perimeter of Brookfield Square could give way to a hotel and conference center.
Official warns Illinois finances in 'massive crisis mode'
CHICAGO — During the two-and-a-half years Illinois has gone without a state budget, the previously little-known office of comptroller has had the unenviable job of essentially sitting at the kitchen table trying to figure out how to pay the bills.
First Weber CEO stepping down 06-20-2017
MADISON — First Weber Realtors announced CEO Jim Imhoff will vacate the position as of July 1, but will remain chairman.
Marcus Theatres to open new theater concept June 30 06-20-2017
MILWAUKEE —Marcus Theatres will open its new concept BistroPlex adjacent to Southridge Mall at 9 a.m. June 30.
Allegiant to launch service from Gen. Mitchell airport 06-20-2017
MILWAUKEE —Allegiant, an airline that mainly flies out of small cities, announced it will begin service in Milwaukee out of General Mitchell International Airport.
After U.S. Open, what’s next for Erin Hills? 06-20-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — When the final putt fell Sunday and Brooks Koepka was awarded the U.S. Open Championship trophy, two questions immediately surfaced: What’s next for Erin Hills? And will the U.S. Open be back?
Richmond Investment Services moves to larger location
MEQUON — When Richmond Investment Services moved to a bigger location over the winter, owner Matt Richmond hoped to provide his clients with a variety of finance-related services under one roof.
Erin Hills architects happy with U.S. Open 06-20-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — At a new venue for the 2017 U.S. Open, there were a lot of unknowns — among them the winning score.
Growing a community 06-20-2017
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO - The town will be seeing a new farm-type development on Highway NN that includes a community chicken coop, garden and more.
Milwaukee Film announces 31-year lease of Oriental Theatre
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Film has announced the acquisition of a 31-year lease to operate the Oriental Theatre beginning July 1, 2018.
Kleefisch says she talked with Foxconn two years ago
MADISON — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said Monday she first talked two years ago with officials from a Taiwanese company that builds iPhones and other electronics about considering expanding in Wisconsin.
Yamaha acquires Kracor, Inc. Rotational Molding 06-19-2017
MILWAUKEE — Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. announced Monday it acquired the assets of Milwaukee-based Kracor, Inc., a rotational molding manufacturer.
Hartford industrial machine repair business to expand
Monday, Hartford’s Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit and site plan for the construction of a new building at 2240 Industrial Way in the Dodge Industrial Park.
Sweet relief?  06-17-2017
WAUKESHA — After licensing fees, business insurance, hourly commercial kitchen rental, ingredients and farmers market costs, it’s tough for small-scale bakers in Wisconsin to rake in enough dough to make it.
Oconomowoc’s own little European gift shop 06-17-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pulling up to the Weather-Vane gift shop will surely throw a first-time visitor for a loop. At first glance, the shop doesn’t look like an actual business at all.
For the love of the game 06-16-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Without an army of 5,500 volunteers, many visitors to the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills might end up heading in the wrong direction or going through the week confused with unanswered questions.
Council to consider alcohol sales by gas stations 06-16-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The possibility of beer and alcohol sales at area gas stations will be discussed at the next Common Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, W240-N3065 Pewaukee Road.
CycleBar Studio to open in The Corners 06-16-2017
BROOKFIELD - A high-energy cycling workout studio that promises to offer a concert-like atmosphere will open later this year in The Corners of Brookfield.
Waukesha's first Sendik's to open June 24 06-16-2017
WAUKESHA - The first Sendik's Food Markets location in Waukesha will open Saturday, June 24, on Meadowbrook Road in the Meadowbrook Marketplace.
USGA: US Open will generate $120M for Wisconsin economy
ERIN, Wis. — The USGA says the U.S. Open at Erin Hills will generate about $120 million for Wisconsin's economy.
Wisconsin unemployment drops to 3.1 percent in May
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since October 1999.
Morrissett ‘instrumental’ in bringing championship to Erin Hills 06-15-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Jim Reinhart, general chairman for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills Golf Course, called John Morrissett “our MVP for behind the scenes.”
Avalon Square exterior under construction 06-15-2017
WAUKESHA — Avalon Square is going through some exterior changes that could last several months, but will better prevent water from seeping into apartments when finished.
USGA boosts fan experience with technology 06-15-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Technology has fostered faster and more intricate communication among people, and many organizations, including the United States Golf Association, are taking advantage of it to enhance fan experience.
Work underway on Grafton’s TownPlace Suites 06-15-2017
GRAFTON — Public utility work is nearly complete on the planned TownePlace Suites Hotel east of Interstate 43 and Highway 60, according to Grafton Public Works Director Amber Thomas.
Händen Distillery to open in September 06-15-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg will welcome Händen Distillery to its downtown this summer.
August Weber license renewal comes amid new probe
CEDARBURG — The August Weber Haus was granted renewal of its liquor license for the coming year, but with the license comes news that its holder is part of a new police investigation.
Hartford OKs site assessment grant agreement 06-15-2017
HARTFORD — City officials have approved an agreement with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. that could bring the city $150,000 in grant money.
Foxconn, assembler of iPhones, eyes Wisconsin for plant 06-14-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people and give Gov. Scott Walker a huge political boost as he prepares to run for re-election.
Horicon Bank joins exclusive club 06-14-2017
Horicon Bank announced June 6 it earned an “Outstanding” CRA rating, the highest rating available from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Networking leads to growth opportunities for local businesses 06-14-2017
Businesses that belong to the area’s chambers of commerce not only have access to the organization’s resources, they can also leverage connections among entrepreneurs throughout Washington County.
Rockwell Automation partners with ManpowerGroup to train veterans 06-13-2017
MILWAUKEE — To help military veterans and increase the workforce available for manufacturing jobs, Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup announced Tuesday a partnership to train veterans.
Kalahari Resorts to expand Wisconsin Dells facility 06-13-2017
WISCONSIN DELLS — Kalahari Resorts plans to add 130,000 square feet to its Wisconsin Dells facility, as well as its Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania location.
Wisconsin Kmart closures to affect 239 workers 06-13-2017
WAUKESHA — When Kmart Corporation shutters three of its Wisconsin locations, 239 workers will lose their jobs.
Farm-related manufacturing finds a home in county 06-13-2017
The agricultural industry in Washington County has brought green to more than area fields.
Inventory continues to present a challenge to Ozaukee County real estate market 06-13-2017
CEDARBURG — Real estate inventory continues to be an issue in Ozaukee County and throughout the country as recent May home sales data indicate, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Mila’s European Bakery re-opens storefront 06-13-2017
THIENSVILLE — Mila Kofman and her husband immigrated to America in 1979 with two children and $500 in their pockets. With a degree in food technology and a strong passion for baking, she opened her small retail bakery just two years after her arrival.
Conditional use permit granted for new Hartford hotel
HARTFORD — Groundbreaking on a downtown hotel appears more and more likely to take place by July 1 after the city’s Plan Commission Monday night unanimously approved a conditional use permit to allow construction to take place on lots 100-106 E. Sumner St.
‘It’s pretty historic’ 06-13-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — At 34, Aaron Jinkerson, a native of Wentzville, Missouri, about 45 minutes west of St. Louis, is finally doing something he’s waited 22 years to do: attend one of professional golf’s four majors.
Championship week begins 06-13-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — For seven years, every nail banged into a siding, every pile of dirt moved, every tweak to Erin Hills Golf Course was done with the 2017 U.S. Open Championship in mind.
Free home given to veteran 06-13-2017
WAUKESHA - A free home in the Dunbar Oaks subdivision was presented to Army Specialist Philip Olson and his family Saturday morning.
Homeowners confident in regional economy 06-13-2017
WAUKESHA - When the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors recently surveyed homeowners in the greater Milwaukee area, they learned that the overall perception of the regional economy is strong, but that they are concerned about national politics and policies.
G2 Insurance Services acquires MacGillis & Company
BROOKFIELD — G2 Insurance Services announced that it recently acquired MacGillis & Company, a longtime independent insurance agency formerly in Wauwatosa.
Heaven City introduces more family friendly menu 06-12-2017
MUKWONAGO — The Villa at Heaven City, famous for its gangster history, has long been known as a restaurant for special occasions, but Owner and Executive Chef Robert Klemm seeks to change that with his new menu.
More than meets the eye 06-12-2017
MILWAUKEE — Before arriving in the Milwaukee area three years ago, Charles and Connie Bailey called Chicago home. Earlier this year, they brought a cosmopolitan sensibility reminiscent of the Windy City to one of the many historic buildings dotting Kinnickinnic Avenue.
Teddy Greenstein: Erin Hills: a short, strange trip to landing the US Open 06-12-2017
Turn-of-the-20th-century clubs dominate the list of U.S. Open venues: Shinnecock Hills (established in 1891), Pinehurst (1895), Oakmont (1903). Then there’s Erin Hills.
A dicey US Open topic: Erin Hills founder Bob Lang 06-12-2017
The builders of this captivating golf course have known for more than seven years that the 2017 U.S. Open would come to Erin Hills.
EPIC Creative to relocate to former Delta Defense building 06-11-2017
EPIC Creative is expected to move its corporate headquarters to the former Delta Defense building in downtown West Bend on Sept. 1 to accommodate the growth of the company.
Brown Deer artist has Erin Hills pottery featured in U.S. Open merchandise tent
TOWN OF ERIN — There are more than 250 vendors selling merchandise at this year’s 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
Family of Milwaukee blacksmiths makes logo sculpture for Erin Hills 06-11-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — For Kent Knapp, there is a soul and a lively energy that goes into creating something with his hands. After all, his love for blues music is what brought him to the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills.
Burlap & Lace Marketplace moves into large downtown storefront 06-10-2017
WAUKESHA - Burlap & Lace Marketplace has moved - but not too far. The store abruptly had to leave its location from Grand Avenue to Main Street a couple of months ago, but this unfortunate situation has become a good thing.
MCW receives $37.8M for refining medical education 06-09-2017
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, the Medical College of Wisconsin announced that it has been gifted $37.8 million dollars from the Kern family and the Kern Family Foundation.
Dancing to their own beat 06-09-2017
WAUKESHA — Liberty Dance Center, 404 Travis Lane, is offering a free dance education program for children with special needs with the help of Darby’s Dancers, a national nonprofit dance organization.
Like Christmas for Golf Lovers 06-09-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — For the last several weeks, anyone who drove past Erin Hills Golf Course would likely have seen an enormous white tent being constructed.
Ground broken for Eagles Landing development 06-08-2017
OCONOMOWOC — One of the more significant projects in Oconomowoc is underway as Mark and Sue Neumann broke ground on Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle on Tuesday afternoon.
Contract still not finalized for Ixonia Fireman’s Hall lease
IXONIA — Starting mid-October, the purpose of the storied Ixonia Firemen’s Hall will change completely and an area woman is likely to be the person behind the transformation.
Chemical scare in Pabst Farms found to be a false alarm
SUMMIT — A report of trespassing into an abandoned Pabst Road building yielded an emergency check for crystal methamphetamine production, but which ended up negative.
Filling up fast 06-08-2017
GRAFTON — The Lumberyard 1505 development rising in downtown Grafton isn’t waiting to open before leasing out units.
Wisconsin adds 5,100 manufacturing jobs 06-08-2017
WAUKESHA - April was a strong month for employers in Wisconsin, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, which showed the state added jobs.
Fiserv named to FORTUNE 500 list of largest U.S. companies 06-08-2017
BROOKFIELD - Financial services technology solutions provider Fiserv has been named to the 63rd annual FORTUNE 500.
New taco 'station' in downtown Waukesha 06-08-2017
WAUKESHA - It all started in Texas.
Hard to tell when former Sentry storefront will be filled 06-08-2017
OCONOMOWOC - The grass surrounding the storefront at 630 E. Wisconsin Ave. still grows, but business remains dead since Sentry left the facility empty in 2009.
SaintA in Milwaukee to end residential program 06-07-2017
MILWAUKEE —SaintA informed the state Wednesday it will end its residential program offered at its main campus in Milwaukee, affecting 82 positions.
Report: Wisconsin lost manufacturing jobs in 2016 06-07-2017
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin was among 28 states losing manufacturing jobs in 2016 and the state continues to trail the national rate of overall job creation, according to new figures released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
CUW focuses on young professionals 06-07-2017
MEQUON — For the second year in a row, Concordia University Wisconsin has been named the exclusive education partner for NEWaukee, a social architecture firm headquartered in downtown Milwaukee.
Spectator parking lot for U.S. Open moved to Washington County Fair Park 06-07-2017
The United States Golf Association announced Tuesday it has relocated one of the two main complimentary spectator parking lots for the 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
New art gallery opens in West Bend
Ric Hartman, a collector of early Wisconsin art, opened the Gallery of Wisconsin Art on Saturday with a ceremony held at the West Bend museum.
Making green on the greens 06-07-2017
With an average of 150 acres of land and more than half of that in maintained turf on 18-hole courses, it may come as little surprise that maintaining a golf course is the main cost for much of the golf industry.
Eau Claire Press Co. sold to APG 06-07-2017
The Eau Claire Press Company, a fourth-and-fifth-generation family-owned media company, is being sold to Minneapolis-based Adams Publishing Group.
Learn about The Construction Boom on June 16 06-07-2017
MILWAUKEE - The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will have a panel discussion on "The Construction Boom!" during its June 16 breakfast meeting.
Elmbrook Rotary Club to name Business Person of the Year 06-07-2017
ELM GROVE - The Elmbrook Rotary Club is accepting applications for the Business Person of the Year Award, which will recognize a successful individual from Brookfield or Elm Grove who is service-minded.
Pewaukee Plaza gains familiar tenant: Ashley Furniture 06-07-2017
PEWAUKEE - Ashley Furniture Home Store is expected to return to its former location at Pewaukee Plaza, 1268 Capitol Drive, Sept. 1, a decade after it left.
Board places moratorium on electronic signage 06-07-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — After receiving a pair of requests, Town of Brookfield officials have decided to put the brakes on new electronic signage outside commercial establishments through at least the end of the year.
Renovation complete at Waukesha County Airport 06-06-2017
WAUKESHA - Atlantic Aviation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand reopening event celebrating the finished renovation to the Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field's executive terminal on Monday.
Home listings, sale prices decline, Realtors group says
CEDARBURG — Although active listings in Ozaukee County for April increased by 23 compared to March, year-over-year active listings for April declined 10 percent to 457 from 508, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Dave’s Bagel & Bread to close 06-06-2017
CEDARBURG — Dave’s Bagel & Bread Café on Cedarburg’s south side, offering breakfast and lunch sandwiches, fresh-squeezed orange juice and smoothies and bagels, breads and muffins made from scratch, will close at the end of this year.
Solving real-world challenges 06-06-2017
NEW BERLIN - High school students from New Berlin Eisenhower and New Berlin West high schools participated in the school district's first-ever Pitch Night for Advanced Innovation and Design students.
VR City Zone opens in Brookfield 06-06-2017
BROOKFIELD - The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new VR City Zone on Thursday.
ProHealth Care to provide sports medicine services at Carroll 06-06-2017
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care has entered into an exclusive agreement with Carroll University to provide sports medicine services to student athletes, faculty, coaches and staff of the university’s recreational and organized sports teams.
Former Milwaukee Beer Museum building sold 06-06-2017
MILWAUKEE -The Barry Company announced in a Monday news release that it has sold a 4,440-square-foot property to Gravity Real Estate, LLC.
MSI General selected to build new Plasti-Coil addition
OCONOMOWOC - MSI General Corporation has been selected to design and build an addition to Plasti-Coil's existing facility.
Einstein bagels and Caribou Coffee now open 06-05-2017
WAUKESHA — Get your coffee and bagel fix on Sunset Drive in Waukesha now that the Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee location has opened.
Tenants move into Riverwalk Apartments 06-03-2017
HARTLAND — Residents have moved into two of the three buildings of the Riverwalk Apartments as of April 1, Village Administrator David Cox said.
US hiring pullback suggests firms are straining to fill jobs
WASHINGTON — Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?
Groundbreaking looms for E.H. Wolf office building 06-02-2017
SLINGER — Two years of planning could finally come to fruition later this month when construction is expected to begin on a two-floor and nearly 15,000-square-foot office building for E.H. Wolf and Sons.
Building purchased in Milwaukee in memory of Rev. Joel Kinlow 06-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Barry Company announced Thursday that it’s completed a sale of a commercial building at 7841 W. Appleton Ave.
Center for growth study helps locate best areas of development 06-02-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Center for Growth on Thursday announced that a study has found opportunities for long-term growth within the county.
Wisconsin boaters, dealers struggle with mechanic shortage
MILWAUKEE — A severe industry-wide shortage of mechanics has alarmed Wisconsin boat dealers and owners alike as summer returns, and there's no sign that conditions will improve anytime soon.
US job market looks solid 8 years after recession ended
WASHINGTON — Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth.
Delta Defense celebrates opening of new facility in West Bend 06-01-2017
Local, state and federal officials gathered to commemorate the opening of a facility for one of the area’s prominent companies.
Colectivo opens first location outside Wisconsin 06-01-2017
MILWAUKEE - Colectivo Coffee recently opened its first-ever location outside Wisconsin.
Heritage Place of Brookfield acquired by Capri Senior Communities 06-01-2017
WAUKESHA - On Wednesday, Capri Senior Communities announced it has purchased Heritage Place of Brookfield, a 90-unit senior living community located near North Avenue and Calhoun Road.
MetalTek passes 2 million hours without lost-time incident
WAUKESHA - MetalTek International announced Wednesday that its Wisconsin Centrifugal Division in Waukesha has surpassed 2 million man hours worked without a lost-time incident.
Orange Leaf to dish up frozen yogurt at The Corners 05-31-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is set to open in The Corners of Brookfield in July.
Delafield Plan Commission to consider proposal for extending cell tower height 05-31-2017
DELAFIELD — Verizon Wireless, located in the Nagawaukee Shopping Center, 3150 Golf Road, is looking to extend the height of the cell tower from 50 feet to 75 feet along with adding a ground-mounted generator and equipment cabinets to the location.
Group formed to help UW-Milwaukee grow 05-31-2017
MILWAUKEE — A new group of business leaders within the community has been formed to advocate for resources to support the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Delta Defense to host ribbon-cutting ceremony today in West Bend 05-31-2017
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow will be among the guests expected to attend Delta Defense’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. today in West Bend.
Work on Hilt building nears completion
HARTFORD - "How can you beat the view?" Those are the words of Danny Dulak, who along with his wife Wendy and through their company Second Chance Ventures, have nearly completed restoration and remodeling of the old Hilt Hotel building in the city's downtown.
Treeghost Country Store planning expansion 05-31-2017
Business is going so well for a Richfield metal arts company that the owner is planning to add space for creating more of his company’s work.
Federal funding cuts reduce city's allocation for downtown rebranding 05-31-2017
WAUKESHA - The rebranding push for downtown Waukesha could receive nearly $100,000 less than originally requested by city departments from the Community Development Block Grant next year partly due to a federal funding cut.
Minnesota developer plans redo of former Wisconsin dog track 05-30-2017
HUDSON, Wis. — An eastern Minnesota developer has big plans for a shuttered dog racing track in western Wisconsin.
MSI General marks 60 years on the cutting edge 05-30-2017
OCONOMOWOC — In 1957 Claude Debbink and his son Pete opened Metal Structures Inc. in Oconomowoc, specializing in pre-engineered metal.

Downtown Waukesha branding up for discussion Tuesday 05-28-2017
WAUKESHA — The rebranding effort for downtown Waukesha will get reviewed during Tuesday’s Community Develop Block Grant meeting.

Fresh coat of paint 05-28-2017
WAUKESHA — New colors are painted onto The Steaming Cup, 340 W. Main St. in downtown Waukesha, on Friday morning.
Delayed luxury lake condo project ready to move forward 05-28-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Another luxury residential development in downtown Oconomowoc is set to move forward with 18 units ranging in price from $999,000 to $1.5 million — and the two at the highest price are already reserved.
Former Reynolds Machine Co. set on fire 05-28-2017
MUSKEGO — Smoke billowed from the former Reynolds Machine Co. on Martin Drive Friday afternoon as fire crews from multiple departments sought to bring the blaze under control.
Leaders tout Aerotropolis Milwaukee plans 05-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — Restaurants, hotels, bike and pedestrian improvements and public transportation additions are among some of the elements tossed into a large-scale visioning plan around Gen. Mitchell International Airport.
Krones announces acquisition of New York company 05-26-2017
FRANKLIN - Krones Inc. announced Thursday that its acquired New York-based Javlyn in a transaction.
Roadrunner Transportation announces relocation to Illinois 05-26-2017
CUDAHY - Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. has announced it will move its company headquarters to Downers Grove, Illinois.
TriTech achieves veteran certification 05-26-2017
WAUKESHA - TriTech Corporation of America announced Thursday that its achieved an important milestone.
A whole body wellness boutique 05-26-2017
After struggling with her own weight and mindset and then finding something that truly worked for her, Jacki McMeans decided to share her discovery through a fitness boutique she calls blu.wing Fitness Boutique in downtown Waukesha.
Reese specializes in full-service photography 05-26-2017
Portraiture photography is an art form Kara Reese has enjoyed since high school when she took the lessons she learned in class and then captured some of her friends' senior portraits.
Construction started on Heritage Senior Living in Muskego 05-26-2017
MUSKEGO - The 16th Heritage Senior Living community is under construction in Muskego and is anticipated to open in the summer of 2018.
Waukesha Beer Gardens dates announced 05-26-2017
WAUKESHA - The same week Waukesha County announced it's working with Raised Grain Brewing for beer gardens in county parks, the Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department officially announced the dates for its Waukesha Neighborhood Beer Gardens.
Officials approve TIF project plans for two sites 05-26-2017
OCONOMOWOC — With the hope of shepherding future development, city officials on Thursday approved a pair of project plans linked to two tax-incremental financing districts.
Chicago only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016 05-25-2017
CHICAGO — Chicago was the only city among the nation’s 20 largest to lose population in 2016 — and it lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
KWA announces expansions 05-25-2017
CEDARBURG — The Kubala Washatko Architects Inc, announced plans Monday to open a satellite office in Seattle and add five new partners to the firm as part of a new phase of development.
Chamber of Commerce says advertising pitch isn’t coming from them 05-25-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A company located outside of the region has been calling area businesses and falsely claiming ties to the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce, says chamber Executive Director Katie Miller.
HUSCO International to remodel, add onto existing facility
WAUKESHA - A hydraulic manufacturing company with 70-year roots in the community will soon remodel and expand portions of its facility.
Unemployment rates in region at all-time lows 05-25-2017
MADISON - Unemployment rates in the metropolitan Milwaukee area decreased to historic lows in April, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
WCBA to offer scholarships at Tour of Homes event 05-24-2017
This year’s Washington County Builders Association’s Tour of Homes expects to break some ground.
Botulism in California linked to Gehl Foods 05-24-2017
Gehl Foods in Germantown has been linked to a fatal botulism outbreak in California and the company says it is working with authorities to determine what caused the contamination.
How to take an idea and turn it into a business 05-24-2017
The idea for a small business can happen at any time, from a conversation with a stranger to driving along. For others, including Elizabeth Bartelt, the concept may spring from a lifelong passion.
Ion Sports Pub now open in West Bend
Are you ready for new tasty treats? Are you ready to set your taste buds tingling? If so, you might to want to drop by the Ion Sports Pub which opened at 1102 E. Paradise Drive on May 1.
Sendik's hosting veterans events during Memorial Day weekend 05-24-2017
WEST BEND - Sendik's Food Markets will host several events in local communities to honor veterans during Memorial Day weekend, including "Meet a Local Hero."
Work starts on energy-independent community 05-24-2017
NEW BERLIN - Work officially began with a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday on Wisconsin's first Net Zero community, which will be energy independent.
Delafield Sentry launches curbside grocery pickup service 05-24-2017
DELAFIELD - Albrecht Sentry Delafield Market announced Tuesday that it's launched an online grocery showing service that's available to pick up curbside.
Bucks, Johnson Controls build neighborhood sports complex 05-23-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls are partnering to build a multi-sport complex in a northwest Milwaukee neighborhood.
Meijer to offer store-to-door delivery in Wisconsin 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA — Meijer and its home delivery partner Shipt will offer store-to-door service from all of Meijer’s nine Wisconsin stores starting June 8.
Business Network International sets event 05-23-2017
SAUKVILLE — The Business Network International Business Alliance Roundtale will conduct a Visitor Day Thursday, June 8.
Rauser Agency plans lecture series 05-23-2017
MEQUON — The Rauser Agency, 10938 N. Port Washington Road, is sponsoring a series of one-hour information meetings at its office.
Port Washington State Bank, Spectrum Investment Advisors announce alliance 05-23-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Port Washington State Bank has announced a new alliance with Spectrum Investment Advisors of Mequon.
Waukesha County tapping into beer garden phenomenon 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - As the popularity of beer gardens grows in Wisconsin, the Waukesha County Parks and Land Use administration has been hoping to tap into the phenomenon - which it will finally do this summer when it partners with Raised Grain Brewing to operate Pop-Up Beer Gardens in three parks.
Husco International plans up for discussion 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Plan Commission will take up several items during its regular meeting Wednesday, including a request from Husco International to construct a 20,800-square-foot addition onto its Waukesha building at 2239 Pewaukee Road.
'An icon of Waukesha' 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - This past weekend was the one of the busiest ever for John’s Drive-In.
Planning OK’d for 70 acres in Dodge Industrial Park 05-21-2017
Development and marketing of an additional 70 acres in Hartford’s Dodge Industrial Park will get a shot in the arm after recent action by city officials.
Estate planning: A key to the future 05-20-2017
HARTLAND — It’s the one thing everybody has in common: We’re all going to die at some point. Though sometimes it can be a tough thought to stomach, it’s important that people remain proactive about it and plan before it’s too late.
Walker joins in jobs announcement, groundbreaking for brewery expansion 05-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — Governor Scott Walker joined Miller-Coors leaders on Friday in celebrating the expansion of the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee.
From his brother's garage to success 05-19-2017
If he had to do it all over again, Paul James wouldn’t change a thing — even the part where he lived in a garage for nearly two years.
Red Fox Crossing in New Berlin announces Tuesday groundbreaking 05-19-2017
NEW BERLIN - Construction for Wisconsin's first Net Zero Community will start with a ceremony on Tuesday.
Paper Source to open at The Corners on Friday 05-19-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - A store known for its premier paper products and unique gift items will open today in The Corners of Brookfield.
Reopening brings changes to Milwaukee Pizza Company 05-19-2017
WAUKESHA - The Milwaukee Pizza Company Cafe will hold a grand reopening May 26 to celebrate its growing popularity in the Waukesha community.
A. O. Smith names Kevin Wheeler president, chief operating officer 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE -- A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) today announced that Kevin J. Wheeler has been named president and chief operating officer.
Wisconsin unemployment lowest since February 2000
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in more than 17 years.
City approves redevelopment agreement for Eagle’s Landing at Lac La Belle 05-18-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council approved Tuesday the redevelopment agreement for Eagle’s Landing at Lac La Belle, a proposed project that would result in a 21-unit condominium building being built at the site of the Spinnaker’s restaurant.
First Federal Bank donates downtown Waukesha office to La Casa 05-18-2017
WAUKESHA — First Federal Bank of Wisconsin is donating its branch office at 134 Wisconsin Ave. to La Casa De Esperanza on July 1, according to a press statement.
Frill gift shop to close 05-18-2017
CEDARBURG — The bleak Wisconsin winters proved to be a frigid challenge for Frill Unique Gifts and Wishful Things. The Cedarburg business will close its doors June 10.
Town Center apartments a success story 05-18-2017
MEQUON — When plans for the first phase of the Mequon Town Center included 28 luxury apartments, many were skeptical there was any market for rental properties in a community dominated by four-bedroom homes and pristine lawns.
The Open is almost here 05-18-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann was in a bit of awe with who was walking past him: Milwaukee Brewers great “Stormin’” Gorman Thomas.
Rexnord sees rises in net sales in fourth quarter 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE - Rexnord Corporation reported sales increases in its fourth quarter on Wednesday.
OwnersEdge announces acquisition of Portage company
BROOKFIELD - BAYCOM, an affiliate of OwnersEdge, has acquired Communications Service Wisconsin and its 22 employees.
Restaurant delivery service launches in Waukesha County 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE - A new door-to-door food delivery service has launched in the metropolitan Milwaukee area.
Health clinic opens inside new West Bend Meijer location
West Bend’s Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin FastCare Clinic is available for residents at the new Meijer as of Tuesday and offers affordable access to care for minor health problems.
Meijer opens in West Bend 05-17-2017
Pomp and circumstance punctuated an event to commemorate the opening of a new retailer in the area. City officials, as well as those from the West Bend Area Chamber, joined Meijer representatives to celebrate the opening of their store at 2180 S. Main St. in West Bend, fulfilling a two-year process that culminated in today’s event.
Courtyard Brookfield completes room renovations 05-17-2017
BROOKFIELD - Courtyard Milwaukee Brookfield has completed its complete renovation of its guest rooms and public areas.
Business Alliance launches new website 05-17-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance has launched a new website.
Mac and cheese restaurant to open in The Falls 05-17-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS - A new restaurant specializing in the ultimate comfort food - macaroni and cheese - will soon open in Menomonee Falls.
Potawatomi to expand hotel with second tower 05-17-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announced Tuesday it will expand its Milwaukee hotel with an $80 million tower.
Café Hollander to open at The Corners on May 30 05-17-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Café Hollander will open for business at The Corners on May 30.
WCTC grows cybersecurity programs
WAUKESHA - Waukesha County Technical College just joined elite company in the cyber defense education world.
Horse sense made daily 05-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC - There are more horses in the world than you might think. It’s surprising an animal so large, graceful, majestic and powerful can hide in plain sight.
City funds Town Center parking study 05-16-2017
MEQUON — Many consider the Town Center and its array of businesses a welcome addition to Mequon, but it doesn’t take long for any discussion to get around to one topic: Parking.
Mequon Town Center: Two years later
MEQUON — Two years ago, the first businesses opened in the Mequon Town Center at the corner of Mequon and Cedarburg roads.
Wal-Mart hoping to use Tecumseh plant
GRAFTON – The long vacant Tecumseh property on North Street in Grafton may become home to Wal-Mart warehousing, though not permanently.
A career to bank on 05-16-2017
In banking, not much differs in what Bank A and Bank B offer to customers. So, the golden question in banking is often this: How do you set yourself apart from the others?
State responds to lawsuit against ‘butter law’ 05-16-2017
GRAFTON — The state responded just in time to a suit challenging its butter-grading requirements.
Explorium Brewpub planning summer kickoff party Saturday 05-16-2017
GREENDALE - Explorium Brewpub is kicking off its first summer event at Southridge Mall with a party.
Wisconsin’s first L.L. Bean to open at The Corners 05-16-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Wisconsins first L.L. Bean retail store will open at The Corners shopping development June 30.
Pick 'n Save stores to close in New Berlin, Pewaukee 05-16-2017
NEW BERLIN - For the past several years the competition between grocery stores in southeastern Wisconsin has gotten increasingly fierce and its latest victims are two Pick 'n Save stores, one in New Berlin and another in Pewaukee.
Waukesha Water Utility starting new rain barrel rebate program 05-13-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Water Utility is implementing a new water conservation program for rain barrel rebates.
Arby's proposed for Mukwonago 05-13-2017
MUKWONAGO - The village will consider adding a new fast-food location connected to a BP gas station.
Hartford airport project could begin in fall 05-12-2017
Work could finally begin in September on expansion and reconstruction of the Hartford Municipal Airport runway.
Emerson Launches Additional $63 Million Expansion for InSinkErator in Southeast Wisconsin 05-11-2017
RACINE, Wis. - Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the launch of an additional $63 million in strategic investments for InSinkErator’s Southeast Wisconsin operations, including nearly $34 million for a new headquarters and lab facility to be built in Mount Pleasant, along with $29 million in planned improvements at InSinkErator’s manufacturing facility in Racine.
Filling a need in the community 05-11-2017
A vision that was opened 21 years ago was recognized Wednesday on the Assembly floor at the State Capitol in Madison.
Kohl's profit soars, but key sales figure fell 05-11-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl's saw its first-quarter profit nearly quadruple from a year ago as it cut costs. But a key sales figure fell, and its stock tumbled more than 6 percent Thursday.
The Glen at Cedar Creek clubhouse now open 05-11-2017
CEDARBURG — The homes may still need to be built, but the clubhouse that serves The Glen at Cedar Creek and the surrounding area is now open.
Cedarburg Town Board says no monopole 05-11-2017
CEDARBURG — It was a win for at least one neighborhood last week when the Cedarburg Town Board voted to deny an application for a cell tower on the northeast side.
Guaranty grocery branches won’t reopen after takeover
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Friday’s closing of Guaranty Bank by federal officials will result in the permanent closing of two branches in Ozaukee County grocery stores.
Crossfit coming to Grafton 05-11-2017
GRAFTON — It’s time for Grafton to get CrossFit – though CrossFit isn’t actually all that is coming.
Old World Wisconsin brewing program to resume May 20
EAGLE - Old World Wisconsin intends to resume its brewing program beginning May 20.
Joey Gerard’s in Mequon to re-open as Mr. B’s 05-11-2017
MILWAUKEE - Bartolotta Restaurant Group announced Wednesday that Joey Gerard’s supper club in Mequon will become Mr. B’s steakhouse by the fall.
WEDC awards Johnsonville tax credits for expansion
MILWAUKEE - Johnsonville Sausage LLC. is expanding its operations in Sheboygan Falls.
State tourism economy up 3.2% in 2016
MILWAUKEE - Visitors helped pump nearly $20 billion into Wisconsin’s economy last year, according to a new report. Collectively, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties contributed a quarter of that figure.
April home sales down in metro-Milwaukee region 05-11-2017
MILWAUKEE - Home sales in the four-county metro-Milwaukee region declined 4.1 percent in April, according to a Wednesday release from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Commission approves Waukesha brewery’s relocation
WAUKESHA - Raised Grain Brewing Company, a 2-year-old business, will soon begin relocating its operations to the Hillcrest Business Center, following a city panel’s approval Wednesday.
Joe Mama’s offers delicious diversions
COLGATE — It’s more than a new coat of paint and a new atmosphere that’s different about the former Uncle Johnny’s, now under new ownership and a new name — Joe Mama’s Bar and Grill.
Froedtert & MCW FastCare clinic to open in West Bend
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will open a FastCare health clinic inside the new Meijer store at 2180 S. Main St., West Bend when the store opens Tuesday.
U-Haul acquires two more storage locations in county
WAUKESHA - U-Haul has opened two more self-storage areas in the county.
Harley teams with company to offer unique rental experience 05-10-2017
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson is teaming up with EagleRider, a motorcycle rental company, to rent out motorcycles for one-way trips.
Price Engineering adds two new suppliers 05-10-2017
HARTLAND - Price Engineering announced Tuesday that it has added the products of Poclain Hydraulics and Danfoss Drives to its lineup.
George Webb on Sunset to reopen 'as soon as possible' 05-10-2017
WAUKESHA - The George Webb restaurant on Sunset Drive is slated to reopen.
City's first Sendik's to open next month
WAUKESHA - The city's first Sendik's Food Market will open in about one month, and it's aiming to hire al
ost 60 employees.
Finance committee reinstates WEDC loan program 05-09-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker's jobs agency would be able to issue business loans again under provisions in the state budget the Legislature's finance committee approved Tuesday in a sign that Republicans' faith in Walker's flagship economic engine is growing again.
Enjoying the ride 05-09-2017
MEQUON — Indoor cycling enthusiasts just don’t have to worry about the things their outdoor counterparts encounter on a daily basis – there are no cars, no dogs and weather is never a problem.
New Hartford condo development proposed Concept plan clears first hurdle 05-09-2017
Hartford’s Plan Commission has approved a concept plan for a proposed 32-unit multi-family senior residential development.
Illinois manufacturer to move to Kenosha County 05-09-2017
BRISTOL - A metal fabrication firm from Illinois has decided to move its operations north to Kenosha County.
Waukesha Chamber plans to move 05-09-2017
WAUKESHA - The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce is on the move.
Making 'em happy at Mia's 05-09-2017
WAUKESHA - Often the owner of a restaurant is as well-known as the food he serves, and such is true for Sandy Cianciolo and his restaurant Mia's in downtown Waukesha.
DaVita acquires Purity Dialysis 05-09-2017
MILWAUKEE - DaVita Kidney Care continues to grow.
Waukesha Gander Mountain to stay open 05-08-2017
WAUKESHA — It has been a topsy-turvy ride for Waukesha’s Gander Mountain, which ultimately ended with the announcement that it will remain open after its parent company filed for bankruptcy after being purchased by Camping World.
CONNECTING workers with jobs 05-06-2017
PEWAUKEE — Cost, efficiency and time are three important aspects for workers who commute from Milwaukee to the suburban counties for their jobs.
Federal regulators close Guaranty Bank 05-06-2017
MILWAUKEE — Guaranty Bank was closed on Friday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver, according to a press release from the FDIC.
Report: Visitors spent $12.3 billion in Wisconsin in 2016
MADISON, Wis. — Visitors spent more than $12 billion in Wisconsin last year, marking the seventh straight year of tourism spending growth, according to reports the state Department of Tourism released Friday.
Wine, mead and so much more 05-05-2017
When it comes to harvesting grapes, making wine or opening a vineyard, the secret is in the timing for TJ and Anne Sommer, owner/operators of SoLu Estate Winery and Meadery near Cascade in Sheboygan County.
Critters in the attic? You know who to call 05-05-2017
Paul Jarod Winkelman, 36, and a Washington County native, loves owning and operating the business his father created in 1988 — Wildlife and Pest Control, Inc.
Village Board writes FDA, citing harm to public policy 05-05-2017
HARTLAND - After holding a three-day hearing, the Hartland Village Board sent a document to the Food and Drug Administration, saying that it found regulations imposed on the e-cigarette and vaping industry harm public policy and health, violate the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and were issued without coordination with Hartland.
Snap-on acquires U.K. company for $72 million 05-05-2017
KENOSHA - Snap-on Incorporated announced Thursday that it's acquired a United Kingdom tool company for $72 million.
Minute Men Staffing opens new Waukesha location 05-05-2017
WAUKESHA - Minute Men Staffing Services officially opened its new location last week.
Master Lock opens global headquarters in Oak Creek 05-05-2017
OAK CREEK - Master Lock Co. held a ceremonial 'unlocking' event Thursday to announce that its new global headquarters in Oak Creek is officially open for business.
Hamacher Resource Group breaks ground on new facility 05-05-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. broke ground for its new building in the city on Tuesday.
Kurber Construction moves into new Waukesha offices
WAUKESHA - Kurber Construction, LLC. is on the move.
Business owner allowed to use another boat slip on Lac La Belle 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Buddy’s Beach Bungalow at City Beach will be able to use two of the four boat slips behind the Oconomowoc Community Center following a Common Council vote that followed a good deal of discussion.
Commerce Street storage unit build well underway 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Completion of the four-building, 150 storage-unit property being built on Commerce Street should occur in August, said Ken Herro of Oconomowoc Realty, the company which owns the units.
Pabst Farms granted 8 liquor licenses 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pabst Farms Development was granted eight liquor licenses from the Oconomowoc Common Council on Tuesday in a move that will also have a positive impact on businesses outside of the Pabst Farms confines.
Former Buca owner allegedly committed fraud to purchase restaurant’s food 05-04-2017
WAUKESHA — The former operator of Buca All Day Eatery and Grill has been charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court for allegedly using another man’s food stamps to purchase food for the former restaurant.
Wisconsin lawmakers circulating bills targeting big box stores 05-04-2017
Communities around Wisconsin have expressed frustration to state lawmakers over the 2008 Wisconsin Supreme Court property assessment decision that includes the “dark store” theory.
MSI General selected to renovate new instrument retailer
GREENFIELD — A new musical instrument retailer has tabbed Oconomowoc-based MSI General Corporation to perform an extensive renovation on a former auto repair shop.
Nissen Staffing adds TechRecruiters to roster 05-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Nissen Staffing Continuum has added engineering, technical and IT-oriented staffing firm TechRecruiters to its employee staffing, placement and personal services roster, the company announced in a Wednesday press statement.
City of Pewaukee council OKs plans for former American site
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The metamorphosis of the former American building at W229-N1400 Westwood Drive continued Monday after the Pewaukee Common Council approved several agenda items.
WEC Energy exceeds expectations in 1Q earnings report
MILWAUKEE - Despite warmer-than-usual weather We Energies parent WEC Energy Group Inc. reported higher earnings than last year in its fiscal first quarter Tuesday.
Mobile app aims to help grocery store shoppers 05-03-2017
A new way to shop for groceries is coming to Washington County starting Thursday.
Crews begin placing roof trusses on Bucks arena project 05-03-2017
MILWAUKEE - Construction of the new NBA arena in Milwaukee has reached a milestone as crews place the first of nine enormous roof trusses above the partially-finished steel structure.
Rheocast installs new brass die casting press 05-03-2017
Rheocast Company announced Thursday it enhanced its brass die casting capabilities with the addition of an HPM Model D-800 die casting machine at its Germantown facility.
Keller to build Lucky Petroleum & Quality Diagnostic Imaging 05-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Keller Inc. announced it has been hired to remodel a store for Lucky Petroleum in Milwaukee and build an interior remodel for Quality Diagnostic Imaging in Oak Creek.
Construction unemployment at lowest point since 2000
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin reported Tuesday construction unemployment for the month of March in Wisconsin reached its lowest level in 17 years, according to a news release which cited data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
USGA outlines operation plans for US Open
MILWAUKEE — New fan exhibits, along with the parking, transportation and security plans were all laid out during a presentation Tuesday by the United States Golf Association at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Overflowing its space 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - Wanting to stay loyal and connected to their customers that made craft beer brewer Raised Grain Brewing grow so quickly, the business owners have decided to expand in Waukesha.
Temporary beer gardens approved 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - A time-honored tradition that has gained favor in Milwaukee County in recent years is moving west to Waukesha late this summer.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly transferring ownership to employees 05-03-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly Inc., a franchisee of Piggly Wiggly Midwest, announced Tuesday the transfer of 100 percent ownership of the company to its employees via an employee stock ownership plan.
HUSCO proposing nearly 21,000 square-foot expansion 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - Just months after announcing it was laying off 100 employees at its headquarters, HUSCO International is proposing a 20,800-square-foot expansion and extensive renovation at the facility.
Cedarburg entities partner up for branding initiative 05-02-2017
CEDARBURG — City entities are pooling their resources to fund an initiative that aims to strengthen and unify Cedarburg’s brand.
Grafton’s Gilman Precision acquires Roller Precision 05-02-2017
GRAFTON — Gilman Precision recently acquired Roller Precision Spindle Repair, owned by John Roller, who will join Gilman’s team as the spindle repair supervisor.
Day care proposed for 5 Corners area 05-02-2017
CEDARBURG — Following a public hearing April 19, the town of Cedarburg Plan Commission voted in favor of a conditional use permit that would allow a day care center to operate at the former BMO Harris Bank building in the 5 Corners area.
HR practices changing with workplace culture shifts 05-02-2017
WAUKESHA - The vibe in workplaces around the country has changed as millennial employees increase in numbers, and with it, human resources departments have had to update their approaches.
Sears to close auto center at Brookfield Square 05-02-2017
BROOKFIELD - For decades, it was a go-to place to have your oil changed, brakes replaced and tires rotated.
An overflow of ideas for lakefront on near South Side 04-30-2017
MILWAUKEE — Enhancing riverfront water access, restoring wetlands and, yes, maintaining industrial buildings are in the mix of the Milwaukee Harbor District’s just-unveiled plans for the city’s near South Side.
New developments reflect changing retail landscape 04-30-2017
GREENFIELD — In the 1960s, they began sprouting up, touting year-round, climate-controlled conditions and a bounty of shopping options. The seas of asphalt-layered parking they offered reflected the growing popularity of the suburbs and consumers’ growing interest in using their autos for convenience.
A Belgian taste on Broadway 04-28-2017
WAUKESHA - A new face is making its way to downtown Waukesha with a Belgian taste. Chappie's on Broadway, 257 W. Broadway St., is an upcoming restaurant looking to provide food and family-friendly service.
Facing deadline, group says most Wisconsin dairy farms find new buyer 04-28-2017
MADISON — A dairy group says most of Wisconsin’s 58 dairy farms desperately looking for new milk buyers before a Monday deadline have found them.
Maxim’s creates new specials, unique food offerings to keep them coming back for more
OCONOMOWOC — Stepping into Maxim’s at Oconomowoc Depot may feel like taking a step back in time, but ordering off the menu feels current thanks to the updates made by new general managers Ross and Kayla Bukatz.
Elevating the career of other women 04-27-2017
CEDARBURG — Minal Hahm believes in the ripple effect. She even incorporated the concept into the logo of her civil engineering firm, M Squared Engineering.
Sendik’s opens at The Corners 04-27-2017
BROOKFIELD -  Sendik’s Food Markets celebrated opening its doors at The Corners of Brookfield location during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday morning.
Council to vote on granting liquor licenses to Pabst Farms
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council could vote Tuesday night on a resolution granting eight Class B liquor licenses to Pabst Farms Development.
Slinger panel: No recommendation on new self storage facility 04-27-2017
SLINGER — The village’s Plan Commission Wednesday night appeared to give a cool reception to possible construction of a 10-building self storage facility on a site along American Eagle Drive.
Personalized publishing 04-27-2017
WAUKESHA - Attempting to publish a book may inspire images of New York skyscrapers, slush piles of unread manuscripts and lots of rejection letters.
MSI General building first in nation to meet new energy guidelines 04-27-2017
KOHLER - A new Kohler Signature Store by First Supply is the first retail space in the nation to be awarded LEED gold certification with the new energy guidelines.
Fiserv reports steady GAAP growth in 1Q 04-27-2017
BROOKFIELD - Fiserv reported that its GAAP revenue experienced a solid increase in the first fiscal quarter compared to last year.
Badger Meter acquires Swedish company 04-27-2017
MILWAUKEE - Badger Meter Inc. announced that it's acquired a Swedish company that specializes in ultrasonic technology.
Rockwell sales up almost 8 percent in 2Q report 04-27-2017
MILWAUKEE - Rockwell Automation Inc. reported second quarter growth in sales Wednesday.
Oshkosh Corp. reports growth in military vehicles business in 2Q report 04-27-2017
OSHKOSH - Oshkosh Corporation saw growth in its military vehicle business, but restructuring charges led to a reported earnings decline in its second fiscal quarter.
Unemployment rates dropped across Wisconsin in March
MADISON - Seasonally-adjusted data released by the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday found that Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest it's been in 17 years.
Plan Commission gives final OK to McDonald’s revamp
WAUKESHA — Plans to raze and rebuild a 40-year-old McDonald’s restaurant building on Waukesha’s east side received a city panel’s green light Wednesday.
Aurora Sports Health, pharmacy move
SLINGER — Aurora Sports Health has moved to a new location in the village — 1061 E. Commerce Blvd.
Canadian dairy dispute could impact Wisconsin farmers 04-26-2017
WAUKESHA - The market change affecting dairy farmers whose products make their way to Canadian markets impacts far more farmers than the few dozen who are directly impacted, an official with the Waukesha County Farm Bureau said recently.
Hartland to hold hearing on role with vaping company, FDA
HARTLAND - The Hartland Village Board continues to explore ways it can advocate for one of the larger companies located within its borders by seeking change through the Federal Drug Administration.
Fiserv undergoes 'evaluation' of Brookfield headquarters
BROOKFIELD - With the future in mind, Fiserv has undergone an evaluation of its company headquarters in Brookfield.
Providence Place expansion to start soon 04-25-2017
GRAFTON — The Providence Place senior living community will soon move forward with an expansion approved last year.
Makeover slated for Pioneer and Cardinal 04-25-2017
CEDARBURG — Skirting the main path into the city of Cedarburg is a large, red brick building that previously housed the biodegradable plant pot manufacturer, Formart Containers.
Barking up the right tree 04-25-2017
GRAFTON — Just because a business finds interstate success doesn’t mean it’s not still a local business in your community. Bentley’s Pet Stuff began in the Chicago area, and opened a store in Grafton in February.
Don’t spend it if you don’t have it, and other Money Smart Week tips 04-25-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — If you have more dollars than sense, you’ll be glad to hear that this week is Money Smart Week, when thousands of free financial education classes and seminars are offered to consumers of all ages at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries and government agencies throughout the U.S.
Ozaukee home sales reflect spring thaw 04-25-2017
CEDARBURG — The spring home-sales market in Ozaukee County started earlier this year, compared to last year’s first quarter, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
TOTAL Mechanical to rebrand itself following acquisitions 04-25-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - TOTAL Mechanical announced Monday that it will rebrand TOTAL Residential, its residential division.
Wisconsin is 15th for manufacturing growth 04-25-2017
MADISON - At the end of March, Wisconsin ranked 15th for the rate of growth for manufacturing jobs compared to March 2016.
Orion nabs $1.9 million in contracts from Navy 04-24-2017
MANITOWOC — Orion Energy Systems has been tabbed by the U.S. Navy to retrofit two naval bases with its LED lighting products.
Manpower reports good solid first quarter 04-24-2017
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup Inc. reported a solid showing in its first fiscal quarter of the year.
A turning point for Southwest Side retail
GREENDALE — With unprecedented, rapid changes in consumer spending habits, Southridge Mall, the large shopping metropolis in the county’s southwest quadrant, faces an uncertain future.
Farewell sale to be held for Celtic Gypsey 04-24-2017
WAUKESHA — After the death of Celtic Gypsey owner Lynn Marie Flancher in January, a farewell sale will be held Saturday and May 6.
New Firehouse Subs promises to help community 04-22-2017
WAUKESHA — A Firehouse Subs is opening Tuesday on 180 E. Sunset Drive and owners Scott and Jennifer Weidner are excited to help out the community one sub at a time.
Finding workers in tight labor market
PEWAUKEE — As Wisconsin’s unemployment numbers continue to drop, employers were all the more eager to find qualified workers at a job fair on Thursday.
ProHealth Regency Senior Communities to expand New Berlin campus 04-21-2017
NEW BERLIN — ProHealth Care will sink $20 million into an expansion of its New Berlin campus of Regency Senior Communities, building three additions that will nearly double the number of apartments available for seniors, it was announced Thursday.
Wisconsin unemployment rate lowest since April 20000
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 17 years.
Laser tag, outdoor car shows coming to former American site 04-21-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A former home furnishings and electronics retail building continues its metamorphosis into an entertainment venue, following a Pewaukee panel’s pair of approvals Thursday.
Price Engineering to distribute Rethink Robotics 04-21-2017
HARTLAND — Robots are the future for many workplaces, and Price Engineering of Hartland will help to connect Wisconsin companies with the artificial intelligence machines they need via a contract with Rethink Robotics of Boston.
Council gives green light to Mills Fleet Farm 04-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pabst Farms Towne Center has been in need of a jump start for sometime and retail chain Mills Fleet Farm will get its shot to start the growth.
County supports axing dark store loopholes 04-20-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The Ozaukee County Board this month urged the state to pass legislation that would block the use of “dark store theory” for commercial tax assessments.
Cedarburg OKs food trucks 04-20-2017
CEDARBURG — After almost a year of deliberation, the Common Council determined Tuesday that mobile vendors, namely food trucks, will be allowed in at least some parts of the city.
Johnsonville tabs Pop-Dot to lead marketing effort for new product 04-20-2017
MADISON - Johnsonville will have the biggest product launch in company history this summer.
Guaranty Bancorp reports 1Q profits 04-20-2017
DENVER, CO. - Guaranty Bancorp reported big gains in first-quarter earnings Wednesday.
Badger Meter reports company records in first-quarter earnings 04-20-2017
MILWAUKEE - Badger Meter on Wednesday reported a record for its first quarter of the year.
Harley-Davidson reports declines in first quarter 04-20-2017
MILWAUKEE - Sharp declines in sales in the year's first quarter were the story for Harley-Davidson Inc., the company reported Tuesday.
Pewaukee's Benefit Services Group merges with firm 04-20-2017
PEWAUKEE - The Benefit Services Group, Inc. announced Wednesday it has merged with Hausmann-Johnson Insurance.
Trump voices support for Democrat Baldwin's 'American' bill 04-19-2017
MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump says he agrees "100 percent" with a proposal from Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin that would increase requirements to use American-made products in certain construction projects.
Study says tax credit has spurred manufacturing job growth 04-19-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison economics professor finds that a tax credit critics argue is too expensive has helped grow manufacturing jobs in the state.
WMC president/CEO suggests state should target Illinois workers 04-19-2017
In a column published by the quarterly magazine, “Wisconsin Business Voice,” Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Kurt R. Bauer suggested Wisconsin should target Illinois workers to solve Wisconsin’s workforce shortage.
All Out Marine wants to reconnect with customers 04-19-2017
ALLENTON — At the top of All Out Marine’s website, it says “Going ALL OUT for our customers.” They aren’t kidding.
Company pays for Kohlsville Fire’s new jaws of life 04-19-2017
KOHLSVILLE — Standing near a bright red, brand new first responder rig, several members of the Kohlsville Fire Department reminisced about the rig it is replacing.
Drop in to Flynn’s; where everyone knows your name
COLGATE — It’s fitting that a new Irish bar could open in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Lawmakers push bill authorizing robot deliveries 04-19-2017
MADISON — A pair of state lawmakers tried to persuade a Senate committee Tuesday to approve a bill that would allow delivery robots to traverse Wisconsin sidewalks and crosswalks.
Trump promises to find solution for Wisconsin dairy farmers 04-18-2017
KENOSHA, Wis. — President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York without a market for their product.
Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers 04-18-2017
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.
Oshkosh Defense receives $258 million contract from U.S. Army 04-18-2017
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC announced Tuesday it has received multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles.
UnitedHealth 1Q profit soars as ACA business shrinks 04-18-2017
UnitedHealth's first-quarter profit soared 35 percent as the nation's biggest health insurer slashed participation in Affordable Care Act exchanges but grew just about every other part of its business.
Wisconsin, New York governors ask Trump for help on milk 04-18-2017
MADISON, Wis. — The governors of Wisconsin and New York are urging President Donald Trump to address what they are calling Canada's "blatant violation of international trade agreements" hurting dairy farmers in the two states.
First Bank beefs up its website 04-18-2017
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has a new literacy section on its website.
CUW launches health initiative 04-18-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy, in partnership with CUW’s Batterman School of Business and with financial support from The Dohmen Co., has announced a new initiative to drive change in the way health care is delivered to people living with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension and blood pressure, throughout Wisconsin, according to a news release.
Cedarburg Chamber commissions new marketing video
CEDARBURG — Sightings of an unmanned aerial vehicle floating around Cedarburg skies this year should be no cause for concern: Doug Edmunds of Cedarburg-based Edmunds Studios Photography will be using drone technology to capture some birds-eye footage of the community as part of a new video project commissioned by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce.
A growing concern 04-18-2017
Education, health care, access to land, capital and the internet have brought challenges to another generation of farmers.
New storage facilities proposed in Slinger 04-18-2017
A Slinger area developer is proposing the construction of about 52,000 square feet of enclosed storage space on a 4.42 acre property on the south side of American Eagle Drive.
Home values up an average of 10 percent in Slinger 04-18-2017
SLINGER — Property owners in the village recently received notice of the new assessment value of their property after a new revaluation was completed.
Sentry Equipment acquires Texas company 04-17-2017
OCONOMOWOC — In an effort to expand its offerings, Oconomowoc-based Sentry Equipment acquired Cobra Sampling, Inc., a gas and liquid sampling and service provider based in Houston, Texas.
rue21 closing stores in state, including Waukesha and West Bend 04-17-2017
WAUKESHA — Of the 400 store locations that rue21 is closing, several are in southeastern Wisconsin including the stores in Waukesha and West Bend.
Snap-on says Trump visit will promote manufacturing
MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump planned to tout his call to "buy American and hire American" during a stop at the headquarters of a Wisconsin-based tool manufacturer that sees the visit has a chance to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's future.
Burkhart Construction moving to Richfield 04-16-2017
RICHFIELD — Soon Butler’s loss will be Richfield’s gain. Burkhart Construction, which is currently headquartered in Butler, will be moving to the village’s Endeavor Business Park on Endeavor Road next to the daycare facility — Innovation Station.
Brookfield explores building a conference center near mall 04-15-2017
BROOKFIELD —The city of Brookfield is pursuing the construction of a conference center in partnership with a hotel developer or conference center operator.
Spring City Trolley business for sale for $100,000 04-15-2017
WAUKESHA —You can make the wheels on the trolley go round and round should you want to buy Spring City Trolley, LLC for $100,000.
Hard Knocks Laser Tag proposed for old American TV building 04-14-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A laser tag business that sends participants on missions wants to open in the former American TV building at W229-N1400 Westwood Drive.
West Bend officials revise revolving loan fund 04-14-2017
West Bend officials are expanding the businesses they will potentially subsidize for infrastructure projects to those they previously excluded.
Less than 60 days away 04-14-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — A puzzle with seemingly a million pieces two years ago is coming together with only a few stray pieces left on the table.
Kirby Built Products leases new industrial space on Northview 04-14-2017
WAUKESHA - The large, newly-built industrial and office space building on Northview Road has its first tenant, Kirby Built Products LLC, which has leased 116,176 square feet of space.
Federal judge halts sale of Irish butter over trademark suit
MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge has ordered a Wisconsin creamery to stop sales of its Irish butter in the state while the creamery is being sued for trademark infringement.
Leaving luxury for a landfill 04-13-2017
MEQUON — Over the last six years, hundreds of teens from Mequon, Cedarburg and other North Shore communities have had their eyes opened and lives changed in a Jamaica garbage dump.
REV Group acquires Midwest Automotive Designs in Indiana 04-13-2017
MILWAUKEE —REV Group announced it has acquired Indiana-based Midwest Automotive Designs, a custom van “upfitter“ that develops and manufactures luxury vehicles for end segments including motorhomes, shuttle vans, limousines, and customized executive transportation vehicles.
Oconomowoc Utility rewards company for installing LED lights 04-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc Utilities has rewarded another area business for its energy savings efforts.
Mequon’s Gateway Plastics to expand 04-13-2017
MEQUON — Gateway Plastics, which already has a 280,000-square-foot facility in Mequon, received initial city approval Monday for a major expansion.
Grafton business owner takes on 'irrational' butter law
GRAFTON - A group of four Wisconsin residents, including Grafton resident Kathleen McGlone, owner of Slow Pokes Local Food, is filing suit against the state for imposing onerous labeling requirements on the sale of butter.
Text messaging marketing business opens in Delafield
DELAFIELD - Text message marketing business WiRmobile has launched in Delafield.
Sendik's backs out of planned Muskego build 04-13-2017
MUSKEGO - Sendik's Food Market is staying out of Muskego.
Hartland-based Frontier Title & Closing Services expands into Milwaukee 04-13-2017
HARTLAND - Frontier Title and Closing Services, LLC announced it has opened its third office in Wisconsin, this one in downtown Milwaukee.
Firehouse Subs expected to open April 25 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA - The new Firehouse Subs on Sunset Drive in Waukesha is slated to open April 25.
Branching out to bring them in 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA - Allo Chocolat co-owner Roger Igielski doesn't want to have all of his eggs in one basket when it comes to his business so he has sought to diversify his revenue streams.
Plan Commission OKs conditional use permit for Starbucks, Qdoba 04-13-2017
MUKWONAGO The village is a step closer to welcoming a new Starbucks and Qdoba, following Plan Commission approval Tuesday of a conditional use permit to build them in the excess parking area of Brooklife Church.
Commission approves Prairieville Apartment designs — again 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA — After a series of back-and-forth exchanges between the city and developer, an apartment complex is moving forward with details closely resembling the original design.
A quest to change ag trends 04-12-2017
Lake 5 Farms, a new farm growing traditional and greenhouse crops, will give residents of the surrounding area access to local crops and provide food with a restaurant — The Harvest Bar and Grille, 106 North Highway 164, Colgate.
Job fair for electrical or data work is Thursday 04-12-2017
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 494 will have a job fair for anyone interested in electrical or data work.
Waukesha committee moves to suspend liquor store’s license 04-12-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Ordinance & License Committee voted Monday night to suspend Bottle Stop’s liquor license for seven days.
No lost time from injuries 04-12-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Foundry is celebrating zero lost time to injuries for the first time in two years.
Home sales solid during first quarter, March 04-12-2017
WAUKESHA — For months home listings have been lagging behind the demand of buyers, but that trend appears to be shifting, according to a release Tuesday from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, which also indicated that sales increased during the first quarter and month of March for the region.
Republicans propose tax breaks for Wisconsin beekeepers 04-11-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Republican lawmakers say they want to combat a rapidly declining bee population by giving Wisconsin beekeepers tax exemptions.
Agriculture group aims to recruit young Wisconsin farmers 04-11-2017
JANESVILLE — A farming organization in Wisconsin is teaching children about agriculture in the classroom in the hopes of recruiting and retaining younger farmers.
Restaurant eyed for former Visitor Center building 04-11-2017
CEDARBURG — After only 10 days on the market, one of the most recognizable buildings on the southern end of downtown Cedarburg has gotten a lot of attention.
Not just a logo 04-11-2017
CEDARBURG — If you brand it, they will come – or at least that’s the hope with a new Cedarburg branding initiative in the works.
West Bend officials approve site plan for apartments 04-11-2017
An apartment complex involving the mayor planned for West Bend may soon be built, much to the dismay of some residents.
Free automotive and welding training to be offered at WCTC 04-11-2017
PEWAUKEE - The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board awarded a workforce training grant to Waukesha County Technical College to offer short-term trainings in automotive maintenance and welding at no cost to young adults.
Four sweet decades 04-11-2017
WAUKESHA - A lot has changed in The Chocolate Factory's 45 years of existence.
The Corners opens 04-11-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - It was nearly a decade in the making, and the anticipation outside was palpable.
Marquette establishes cyber security center 04-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University has created a Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense as a means for education and research, according to a Monday announcement.
Company founded by Marquette researchers raises $26 million in funding 04-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee company founded by two Marquette University College of Health Sciences, John Mantsch and David Baker, has raised $26 million, including $17.2 million in its third funding round.
West Bend officials OK site plan for new indoor storage facility 04-10-2017
There may be another indoor storage facility in West Bend located within one of the tax incremental finance districts after officials voted to approve the proposal.
Waukesha prepares to welcome millennials at YP Week Wisconsin 04-09-2017
WAUKESHA — For the first time, Waukesha County will join 25 communities to host Wisconsin Young Professionals Week.
Commission: Prairieville Apartments not built to plan 04-09-2017
WAUKESHA — One of the newest apartment developments in downtown Waukesha was not constructed as it was approved by the Plan Commission, according to city documents, so the developer has been asked to make changes.
Fowler Lake Village could come before council in June
OCONOMOWOC — Fowler Lake Village, a $35 million condominium, store and restaurant development being proposed for a build in downtown Oconomowoc, could possibly come before its Common Council by June, one official said Friday.
Fowler Lake Village back on track 04-07-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Fowler Lake Village LLC has proposed a colossal $35 million condominium, store and restaurant development of the same name that it hopes to begin developing in downtown Oconomowoc as early as July, the group announced Thursday.
West Bend officials approve downtown garden beds rule 04-07-2017
Downtown West Bend building owners are now formally responsible for tending to the garden beds adjacent to their locations when city representatives passed an ordinance declaring it.
Broan-NuTone seeking to fill 60 jobs at Hartford location 04-07-2017
HARTFORD — Broan-NuTone is holding a career fair from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Hartford headquarters, 926 W. State St. The company needs to fill hourly positions in manufacturing and distribution.
Travel Market Vacations to open new location in Menomonee Falls 04-07-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — Travel Market Vacations is expanding with a new location.
Meijer in West Bend to open May 16 04-07-2017
It’s official — Meijer will open its West Bend location on the city’s south side May 16, with grand opening ceremonies planned for May 18.
The Crest will not reopen in downtown Waukesha 04-07-2017
WAUKESHA — On its Facebook page Thursday, The Crest announced it will not reopen in downtown Waukesha after closing for the winter.
The Corners to open Saturday 04-06-2017
BROOKFIELD — The Corners of Brookfield, 20111 W. Bluemound Road, is holding its official opening on Saturday with the grand openings of several retail stores and restaurants.
Coalition wants state to maintain I-94 corridor funding 04-06-2017
WAUKESHA - Surrounded by products made by southeastern Wisconsin companies that rely on Interstate 94 to transport their goods, members of a newly formed coalition called on Wisconsin’s administration to prioritize maintenance and improvements of the Interstate 94 East-West corridor.
Chamber, schools create partnership
CEDARBURG — There’s nothing like springtime to mark the beginning of something new, and this season, the Cedarburg School District and the Chamber of Commerce marked a new partnership.
The 024 taps into Grafton 04-04-2017
GRAFTON — For almost three years, AM Coffee in the Grafton Arts Mill has become a stop for people in search of a good cup of coffee in the mornings. But by the afternoon, the historic mill generally becomes a pretty quiet place.
Travel Market Vacations to open new location in Menomonee Falls 04-06-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS – Travel Market Vacations is expanding with an addition of a new location.
Growth behind Digital Edge relocation 04-06-2017
GRAFTON — Digital Edge in Grafton has moved into bigger digs to accommodate its growing business, again.
Stroebel apartments: transition from condos to commerce
CEDARBURG — Local resident, property owner and state Sen. Duey Stroebel received generally favorable feedback from the city Plan Commission for a high-end multifamily development proposal that would bring almost 200 units to the city’s northeast side.
‘Struggling to find skilled workers’ 04-06-2017
MEQUON — The plant manager at Rockwell Automation, Mequon’s largest employer, told an audience of local elected officials and other community leaders March 28 that finding skilled workers is “my No. 1 challenge.”
One sweet store 04-06-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate with nuts; Confections for Any Occasion has it all.
von Briesen & Roper expands into Waukesha area 04-06-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Randall D. Crocker, president and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced Wednesday that the firm opened a central Waukesha County office at 20975 Swenson Drive, Suite 400.
Oconomowoc could get more liquor licenses 04-06-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Getting a liquor license in Oconomowoc may soon be an easier process after the Common Council approved a resolution that would allow Pabst Farms Development to seek eight liquor licenses from the state under a law set to expire.
Komatsu completes acquisition of Joy Global 04-05-2017
MILWAUKEE —On Wednesday, Komatsu Mining Corp. completed its acquisition of Joy Global Inc. and said it will keep the Wisconsin mining solutions company’s headquarters in Milwaukee.
Payless Shoes to close 4 stores, including Grand Avenue site 04-05-2017
MILWAUKEE —Payless Shoes will close four stores in Wisconsin as part of its bankruptcy reorganization, including two in Milwaukee.
Building, construction networking opportunity Thursday
WAUKESHA — The Blue Book Building and Construction Network is holding its Who’s Who in Building & Construction Showcase from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road.
Cedar Corp. opens new office in downtown Cedarburg
CEDARBURG — Cedar Corp., which provides engineering, architecture, planning, economic development, environmental, land surveying and landscape architecture services throughout Wisconsin, has opened an office in Cedarburg.
Little Caesars to add Wisconsin Avenue drive-thru 04-04-2017
GRAFTON — Little Caesars on Wisconsin Avenue is getting even more convenient.
Stroebel seeks input on 192-unit development 04-04-2017
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg received a proposal for another multifamily apartment development that would bring 192 units to a vacant 18.7-acre parcel on the northeast side of the city.
Some big-box stores are adding to your property taxes 04-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Some big-box stores in the city are furthering the monetary burden on taxpayers.
Farmers to plant record low wheat acres 04-04-2017
DES MOINES, Iowa — The amber waves of grain are about to turn into bean pods as farmers report they’ll plant millions of acres in soybeans instead of wheat this year as a global glut of the grain has made it unprofitable to grow.
Keller hired to build Lumber Inn addition
DELAFIELD — Keller will build an addition onto the Lumber Inn in downtown Delafield, increasing the number of customers it can serve.
Sudbrink Performance Academy to open in downtown Waukesha 04-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Sudbrink Performance Academy will soon offer professional theater and music education for children in downtown Waukesha at 271 W. Main St.
State’s first Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will open in The Corners 04-04-2017
BROOKFIELD — Brick oven pizza-maker Grimaldi’s will open its first Wisconsin location this summer in the The Corners of Brookfield next to the Von Maur store.
ProHealth Care to build heart and vascular center on Waukesha hospital campus
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care announced Monday it will consolidate its outpatient heart and vascular services in a new building on the site of ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
Family Dollar to close 6 stores 04-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Dollar Express, the operator of Family Dollar stores, announced it will close six locations in Wisconsin, affecting about 50 workers.
Garvey Group to close facilities, lay off 66 workers 04-03-2017
FRANKLIN —The Garvey Group announced it will close its three facilities in Franklin, Sturtevant and Milwaukee, affecting 66 workers.
Plan for South 27th Street’s future possibilities unveiled 04-03-2017
MILWAUKEE - After a year of study, scrutiny and soliciting feedback, the wraps have been taken off an extensive report that envisions a range of possibilities for portions of the South 27th Street corridor.
Hen Pecked Antiques something to crow about 04-02-2017
HARTFORD — Bob and Debbie Wilhelm’s dream of opening an antique and stain-glass store is finally a reality after months of effort and sweat.
Telkonet sees improvement year-over-year 04-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Telkonet, Inc., creator of the EcoSmart platform of intelligent automation solutions, announced Friday that its total revenue from continuing operations increased 10 percent when comparing 2016 to 2015.
Experts warn of tax scams as deadline nears 04-01-2017
BROOKFIELD — With weeks to go before the tax filing deadline, swaths of people motivated by deadlines will be handing over sensitive information to professionals to have documents drawn up.
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