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Mexican restaurant opens in Slinger
A new place to get a bite to eat called Polanco Mexican Restaurant and Cantina opened Aug. 11 in Slinger, bringing authentic Mexican food to the county.
Main Street apartments added to Plan Commission agenda
WAUKESHA — A plan to add a 64-unit apartment building located on Main Street, adjacent to the Main Street Plaza development, was placed on the Plan Commission’s agenda for its Wednesday meeting.
Reinventing the workplace 08-19-2016
WAUKESHA - Over 100 employees gathered under the summer sun, exerting their energy and showcasing endurance levels in search of a career-defining achievement Tuesday.
State’s unemployment rate remained at 15-year low in July
MADISON - The unemployment rate in Wisconsin remained at a 15-year low in July, the Department of Workforce Development stated in a news release Thursday.
Summit commission to further discuss large proposed subdivision 08-19-2016
SUMMIT - After a lengthy presentation and and public comment period, the Summit Plan Commission decided Thursday night that it needs more time to discuss a proposed rezoning that would allow for the development of a more than 300-family subdivision.
Commission approves conditional use permit for old Slice N Dice restaurant 08-19-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE -   The Plan Commission unanimously approved the conditional use permit for Edgewater restaurant owner Bernie Kook to use the old Slice N Dice restaurant adjacent to his business.
More small, midsized firms choose to pay workers’ medical costs directly 08-18-2016
Instead of buying a health insurance policy to cover their workers, a growing number of small and midsized companies are opting to pay their employees’ medical claims directly, a potentially riskier practice financially called self-insuring, a recent study found.
Local businesses lead by example 08-18-2016
OCONOMOWOC—Lisa Geason-Bauer, president of Evolution Marketing, is actively involved in making sure that her business, as well as others in Wisconsin, is following the growing trend of sustainability in the U.S.
Council approves initial plat for 58-family subdivision 08-18-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council meeting Tuesday evening was short and concise, with the majority of the agenda items requiring little more than the unanimous vote it received.
Cedarburg Popcorn Company switches hands 08-18-2016
CEDARBURG — Ann and Steve Monsen of Hartford are bringing a new flavor to the Cedarburg Popcorn Company, located at W63 N631 Washington Ave.
Prospective employees check out job fair 08-18-2016
Job seekers arriving from around the Milwaukee metro area gathered at the Fair Park Pavilion at the Washington County Fair Park to meet with more than 100 employers.
The Corners announces three new retail stores 08-18-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Three more retailers will call The Corners home, the developer stated in a press release Wednesday.
Deutsch & Sons setting down roots in City of Pewaukee 08-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Founded in 1920, Deutsch & Sons Company has been a longtime mainstay in Milwaukee since the 1940s; but now has set its sights on the City of Pewaukee.
La Cabana aims to resurrect Grandview location 08-18-2016
WAUKESHA - A cabin is a place people often visit to have a relaxing experience.
Profit up for Dick’s Sporting Goods in second quarter 08-17-2016
PITTSBURGH  - Second quarter profit ticked up for Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Johnson announces new small business group 08-17-2016
SCHOFIELD - Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson announced that he has launched a Small Business Coalition on Tuesday.
Smart Choice MRI names COO, announces plans to expand
MEQUON - Smart Choice MRI, which offers MRI scans for $600 or less, announced its intention to construct 19 clinics throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota by the end of the year, the company stated in a news release Tuesday.
Keller takes on 2 projects in region 08-17-2016
Keller Inc. of Germantown takes jobs planning, designing and building throughout the state. Two recent projects include planning and building a 7,562-square-foot gun-training facility, and a remodel and office addition for Griffin Chevrolet in Milwaukee.
Starbucks to add 2nd West Bend location 08-17-2016
Devo Properties is building a drive-thru Starbucks at the Sendik’s West Bend Plaza, making it the seventh tenant of the North 18th Avenue strip mall.
Mequon looks into Town Center windows 08-16-2016
MEQUON — While no vote was taken, several Mequon Common Council members appeared amenable Wednesday to easing current restrictions on window coverings in the Town Center development.
Southern expansion 08-16-2016
THIENSVILLE — Port Washington State Bank made it official Thursday: It plans to open a new branch in Thiensville.
Mequon Town Center plans get positive feedback 08-16-2016
MEQUON — Plans for the second phase of the Mequon Town Center development, which includes apartments, townhomes and retail, received generally favorable feedback from the Mequon Common Council Wednesday.
Bees aid economy 08-16-2016
It might not be an easy business, but it’s a sweet one.
Telkonet sees revenue gain in Q2 financials 08-16-2016
WAUKESHA — Telkonet, which specializes in automation solutions to optimize comfort and energy efficiency, announced a large gain in year-over-year revenue when it released its second quarter financial results Monday.
The evolution of grocery stores 08-16-2016
WAUKESHA — It’s a great time to be a consumer in Waukesha County.
A work in progress in Hartford 08-13-2016
HARTFORD — Hammers are hammering, saws are sawing and points are being tucked in the city’s historic former Hilt Hotel.
Business joins downtown Hartford 08-13-2016
HARTFORD — A vacant building in the city’s downtown will soon be home to a new business.
The beat goes on for West Bend 08-13-2016
Downtown West Bend visitors will continue to hear music playing after officials approved an agreement reached with a service provider and the building owner to house the necessary equipment.
Jorgensen honored with her own emoji 08-13-2016
WAUKESHA — Gwen Jorgensen has all different types of support as she inches closer toward her Olympic triathlon race Aug. 20 in Rio. While all members of her family, friends and fans are unable to make the trek to Brazil to cheer her on, the Waukesha native figures to have thousands anxiously anticipating the outcome of the three-stage race via television.
Alcami to undergo major expansion in Germantown 08-12-2016
GERMANTOWN — Alcami already has undergone a merger and name change this year. Now the supplier of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services is adding more space to its sizable facility.
Report: Wisconsin taxable property value increases 3%
MADISON — A new report says the value of taxable property in Wisconsin is up 3 percent this year, but has still not fully recovered from losses since the recession.
Kohl’s 2Q profit tops expectations as it lowers expenses 08-12-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s fiscal second-quarter profit beat analysts’ estimates, as the department store operator trimmed expenses and managed its inventory well.
Businesses feel impact of art shows 08-12-2016
WAUKESHA — Attendees of the many art crawls and fairs across the area may come to indulge themselves in artistic displays, but most leave assisting small businesses in the process.
Home sales in metro area see slight decline 08-12-2016
WAUKESHA — For just the third time in nearly two years, home sales in the Metropolitan Milwaukee housing market have decreased from the prior year, albeit the decrease was a minor one.
Acupuncturist has focus on veteran care 08-11-2016
A business called West Bend Acupuncture has opened in downtown West Bend and 12 years of experience has come along with it.
Former Walgreens building still vacant 08-11-2016
After four years of vacancy, the building of a former Walgreens at 806 S. Main St. will be temporarily filled by a Halloween Express store.
Public speaks out against housing complex proposal 08-11-2016
Scores of West Bend residents are not happy regarding a proposed apartment complex on the west side, and officials listened and voted accordingly.
Giving barns and antiques a second chance 08-11-2016
WALES - Barns house cows, horses, and - antiques? Like vintage jewelry and trinkets, several area barns are the site of antique shops, giving what was once unwanted a second chance.
CHC, Encore announce partnership 08-11-2016
MILWAUKEE — Consumer Health Connections and Encore Unlimited announced on Wednesday that they are forming a partnership.
Panda Express developer appeals decision 08-11-2016
WAUKESHA — According to documents received by the Department of Community Development’s Planning Division last week, the developer of the proposed Panda Express is appealing the Plan Commission’s decision to deny its conditional use permit.
Revised museum apartment plan gets preliminary approval 08-11-2016
WAUKESHA - A proposal to add numerous apartments to the Waukesha County Museum received unanimous preliminary approval by the city’s Plan Commission on Wednesday, but concerns from a neighboring church and school may factor into revisions to the site plan, as well as the creation of a new TIF district.
L.L. Bean will be tenant at The Corners 08-11-2016
BROOKFIELD — As construction on The Corners project continues to make progress, the contractor announced on Wednesday its newest retail store to join the other tenants.
Q&A: Delta CEO on outage, efforts to 'win back' passengers 08-10-2016
NEW YORK  —  What Delta CEO Ed Bastian never saw coming was a vulnerability to its reservations and operations servers.
Deere bets big on Horicon 08-10-2016
HORICON — It’s been more than 25 years since the John Deere factory here was expanded.
Job fair brings together area businesses, potential employees 08-10-2016
WAUKESHA - Job seekers around the area had a unique opportunity to fulfill their career interests Tuesday at the Waukesha Regional Job Fair at Country Springs Hotel.
MillerCoors debuts new drink 08-10-2016
CHICAGO - MillerCoors debuted its newest product Tuesday, a hard iced tea.
West Bend’s Germanfest gets an aesthetic lift from local company 08-09-2016
New archways, fences and a sign are coming to West Bend’s Germanfest, which starts Aug. 25.
State doubles down on dairy distinction with goat farms
PIPE — Wisconsin has long been as one of the nation’s leaders in cow dairies, farm after pastoral farm tucked into the state’s rolling hills.
Charter Manufacturing moving into space vacated by DentaQuest 08-09-2016
MEQUON — As city planners and economic development officials had hoped, a large office building along North Port Washington Road in Mequon won’t remain vacant.
Thiensville plans public hearing on proposed drive-thru at new bank 08-09-2016
THIENSVILLE — The Thiensville Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing Wednesday as the village considers a request by Port Washington State Bank to build drive-thru lanes at the bank branch it plans to build.
A. O. Smith acquires Texas company 08-09-2016
MILWAUKEE - A. O. Smith Corporation announced Monday that it completed the purchase of Aquasana, Inc., a Texas-based company, for $87 million.
The Manitowoc Company announces its intent to move operations 08-09-2016
MANITOWOC - On the same day it disclosed its second-quarter financial results, The Manitowoc Company announced its intent to relocate its crawler crane manufacturing operations Monday.
Ag experts: We’re in midst of perfect growing season
MADISON — Wisconsin is the midst of a nearly perfect growing season, which could drive crop prices down, agricultural experts say.
Potential buyers announced for old Spinnakers building 08-09-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Mark and Sue Neumann, owners of Ten Points Properties, Inc., have reached an agreement with American Legion Post 91 to purchase the building that once held the Spinnakers restaurant, the two parties announced in a Monday afternoon press conference.
A1 Crossfit moving, gets ‘Ninja Warrior’ equipment 08-06-2016
A1 Crossfit is moving from the west side of West Bend to east of city limits on Highway 33 to provide crossfitters with more space and Ninja Warrior equipment.
Issues remain for West Bend’s downtown area 08-06-2016
The lights that were planned for West Bend’s downtown area are off for now until issues can be resolved.
Agri-tourism a natural step for farmers, communities 08-06-2016
TOWN OF EAGLE — The Planning & Zoning Commission recently discussed possibly including agricultural tourism in the zoning code.
Joy Global completes sale of plate mill 08-06-2016
MILWAUKEE - Joy Global, an underground mining equipment manufacturer, announced Friday it has completed the sale of its steel plate mill.
Property Partners report second quarter earnings 08-06-2016
BROOKFIELD - Brookfield Property Partners announced Friday in its fiscal second quarter results that it saw a decrease in net income.
Surgery center to open Aug. 19 08-06-2016
PEWAUKEE - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is set to open its new outpatient surgery center Aug. 19.
Brookfield developments making steady progress 08-06-2016
BROOKFIELD - As the days go by, steady progress continues to be made on multiple commercial projects across the area.
Good Harvest ranked fifth in US among health food stores
WAUKESHA - The Daily Meal, a website which “produces more culinary content than any other resource,” ranked Good Harvest Market the No. 5 health food store in the United States recently.
MGE Energy reports Q2 earnings 08-05-2016
MADISON — In the second fiscal quarter, MGE Energy, Inc. grew its earnings almost $3 million compared to last year, the company announced Thursday.
Badger Meter to open unique facility 08-05-2016
MILWAUKEE — Badger Meter, Inc., a flow measurement and control technology company, announced the opening of its customer experience center at its corporate headquarters Thursday.
Survey: Residents want better shopping, improved aesthetics along South 27th 08-05-2016
MILWAUKEE - Dated buildings, public safety concerns and a lack of bicycle and pedestrian accommodations were among some of the prevailing concerns that emerged from a recent survey on perceptions of the South 27th Street corridor.
Bouraxis family members convicted of tax conspiracy totaling $1.3 million 08-05-2016
MILWAUKEE - A Franklin family of restaurateurs with businesses in the Milwaukee area have reached a plea deal for federal tax conspiracy in which they skimmed more than $3 million in and did not report $1.3 million in payroll taxes.
Fitness for all shapes and sizes 08-05-2016
A new gym called The Fit House has quietly opened its doors in the town of Barton, bringing a focus on combating obesity and creating confidence in its visitors.
Delafield businesses creatively coping with construction season 08-05-2016
DELAFIELD — For businesses along Highway C/Genesee Street, it has been a long summer.
Richfield panel tables batch dairy operation 08-05-2016
RICHFIELD — The village’s Plan Commission on Thursday night tabled requests for a conditional-use permit along with site, building and operation plans for a proposed batch dairy operation adjacent to highways 164 and Q.
Ground broken for $34M development
MUSKEGO — After 16 years of lying dormant, a plot of land in the central downtown area will be sprung back into life.
Complaint: Walmart’s use of sprinkler system violated ordinance 08-05-2016
WAUKESHA — City ordinances don’t only apply to residents, but also area businesses.
Anthem’s college benefit program growing 08-04-2016
MILWAUKEE - A year after its inception, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin has 31 employees enrolled in and four graduates of the company’s debt-free college degree benefit program.
Physicians Realty Trust has strong second quarter 08-04-2016
MILWAUKEE - Physicians Realty Trust, a healthcare real estate investment company, announced Wednesday it’s increased its second-quarter total revenue 79 percent from the same period last year.
Area continues to see growth in job markets 08-04-2016
MILWAUKEE - A solid month of gains were felt in the metro Milwaukee area job market during June, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce announced Wednesday.
Multi-family housing proposals causing claustrophobia
CEDARBURG — As the city of Cedarburg’s Smart Growth Plan brings in proposals for multi-family housing, it also brings concerns over change and increased congestion near the downtown district.
Producing roadside produce 08-04-2016
WAUKESHA — Jim Stamper and Tammie Craig planted a seed and allowed it to grow.
Sentry to lay off 37 employees 08-04-2016
WAUKESHA — The official notice that Bob and Kurt’s Sentry Store on Meadowbrook Road will be closing was received by the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday.
Buyer found for former Spinnakers building in Oconomowoc 08-04-2016
OCONOMOWOC —The mostly empty former Spinnakers building will be the site of a commercial development should all go according to plan, said American Legion Post 91 Commander Bill Winkels.
Uncertainty about proposed BID website 08-03-2016
Businesses in downtown West Bend will have to wait longer to promote their establishments on a proposed website to attract visitors to the area.
Making room at The Pig 08-03-2016
JACKSON — The Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly is undergoing a transformation which will result in an additional 2,450 square feet of floor space, new services, new freezer and cooler cases, and floors.
Ramen restaurant settling into new location 08-03-2016
About a year ago, Tochi Ramen closed its doors in Shorewood and found a new home in West Bend.
Meijer opens its doors in Waukesha
WAUKESHA - Saul Rocha stood in silence as he eyed his new school supplies, which filled his brand-new backpack to the brim.
Sendik’s to take over Meadowbrook Sentry 08-03-2016
WAUKESHA - Sendik’s Food Markets will add its first location in the city of Waukesha, the company announced Tuesday.
Lakeshore vet to add to its pet services 08-02-2016
MILWAUKEE — Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists has joined forces with PetCure Oncology in Glendale, the company announced Tuesday.
Caterpillar branch to close in September
PRENTICE — Caterpillar Inc. will be discontinuing the operation of its forest products facility Sept. 30, the company announced Tuesday.
The Realty Group joins Coldwell Banker
JANESVILLE — Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced The Realty Group has joined the Coldwell Banker network Tuesday.
Fiserv reports second-quarter growth 08-02-2016
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc. reported a generally accepted accounting principles revenue growth of 5 percent during the second quarter of the year, the company announced Tuesday.
Froedtert Hospital ranks top in Milwaukee, second in state
MILWAUKEE — Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin ranks as the best hospital in Milwaukee and one of the best hospitals in Wisconsin, according to the U.S. News and World Report.
AlphaGraphics installs high-tech printers
BROOKFIELD — Canon Solutions America, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. announced the successful installation of two multifunction printers at AlphaGraphics Brookfield on Tuesday.
Thiensville plans public hearing on proposed drive-thru at new bank 08-02-2016
THIENSVILLE — The Thiensville Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing Aug. 10 as the village considers a request by Port Washington State Bank to build drive-thru lanes at the bank branch it plans to build.
Snap Fitness plans celebration, ribbon-cutting Aug. 17 at its Grafton location 08-02-2016
GRAFTON — Snap Fitness in Grafton will host a grand reopening and ribbon-cutting event Aug. 17.
Filling a niche 08-02-2016
GRAFTON — PyraMax Bank may be new to Grafton, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t friendly faces among both its staff and its customers.
Wrestling Academy sets sights on Cedarburg 08-02-2016
CEDARBURG — The town of Cedarburg Plan Commission discussed recently a concept plan that seeks to bring a wrestling academy to the area.
New proposal for Richfield dairy store 08-02-2016
Area dairy farmer Kurt Schwendimann hopes the second time’s the charm.
Business zoning request approved in G’town 08-02-2016
GERMANTOWN — Building plans and artist renderings of what an addition to a business will look like often accompany a company’s submission to the village for approval on expansion plans.
Bradley Corp. expands to Middle East 08-02-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Bradley Corporation is expanding its global operations permanently to the Middle East, the company announced Monday.
Piggly Wiggly in Jackson plans big expansion 08-02-2016
JACKSON — Piggly Wiggly is in the process of making a large expansion to its location at W19-N16774 Eagle Drive.
White House of Music acquires Hartland Music 08-02-2016
WAUKESHA - White House of Music has acquired Hartland Music’s retail showroom operations, the company announced Monday.
Sentry on Meadowbrook Road to close
WAUKESHA - The Sentry Foods located at 701 Meadowbrook Road will close its doors for good effective Nov. 30,  according to a notice sent to store employees on Monday.
EnSync completes sale of projects 08-01-2016
MILWAUKEE — EnSync Energy Systems has sold  multiple projects to AEP Onsite Partners, the company announced Monday.
Quad reports sales loss during second quarter 08-01-2016
SUSSEX —Quad/Graphics had $1 billion in net sales during the second quarter this fiscal year, the company announced Monday.
IBAW continues growth in area 08-01-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin has seen a large amount of growth thus far through the year.
Sendiks reaches donation milestone
MILWAUKEE — Sendiks Food Markets has contributed a total of $500,000 to After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, the organization announced Monday.
Another Kwik Trip coming to Waukesha County 07-30-2016
PEWAUKEE — The grand opening of Waukesha County’s newest Kwik Trip doesn’t faze Dave Schmidt.
Mad Rooster owner pleads guilty to defrauding IRS 07-30-2016
WAUKESHA - The federal conviction this week of the owner of the Mad Rooster Cafe planned for the former Hardee’s site downtown won’t impact the project from the city’s perspective, Mayor Shawn Reilly said Friday.
Bucher named Freeman business editor
WAUKESHA - During his first week in the position, Business Editor Chris Bucher has covered manufacturing, a new restaurant opening, the municipal approval process and criminal activity of one business owner.
Meijer grand opening set for Tuesday 07-30-2016
WAUKESHA - After months of construction, Meijer will hold its grand opening Tuesday.
Johnson Controls announces changes to company 07-29-2016
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced that Adient, an automotive seating and interiors business that it plans to spin off, will add Barb J. Samardzich to its board of directors Friday.
New Sam’s Club to open Thursday 07-29-2016
MILWAUKEE — Sam’s Club will open its newest store Thursday at 8050 N 124th Street.
More growth expected at Gearbox 07-29-2016
MUKWONAGO — After five years in the area, Gearbox Express LLC. continues to grow at a fast rate.
Bringing South American flavor to Waukesha 07-29-2016
WAUKESHA — Francisco Mohamed wanted to give back to the community that’s embraced him since he moved here from Venezuela last year.
Couple wants to expand senior day care center 07-29-2016
JACKSON — David and Lisa Morbeck, operators of ComForcare Home Care in Jackson, know firsthand there is a need for a day-care facility for older adults and Thursday night, they shared plans with village officials on how they want to fulfill that need.
Apparent no-go for Jackson sports complex 07-29-2016
JACKSON — Plans for a large indoor sports complex — including a soccer field, volleyball courts, a golf area, basketball courts and batting cages — have been benched.
County officials figuring out logistics, security for US Open
Washington County Sheriff Dale Schmidt provided an update regarding logistics and safety for next summer’s U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship at Erin Hills to members of Washington County’s Public Safety Committee meeting July 20 at the Washington County Courthouse.
Marcus Corporation’s earnings for second quarter down 2%  07-29-2016
MILWAUKEE — The Marcus Corporation announced its second-quarter earnings Thursday, which showed a decrease from the comparable period last year but a slight increase in the first half of 2016.
Manpower announces stock changes 07-28-2016
MILWAUKEE — Manpower Group announced Thursday that its Board of Directors authorized a new share repurchase program.
Oshkosh Corp. reports third-quarter decrease 07-28-2016
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Corporation reported a decrease in net income through the third quarter of the fiscal year, the company announced Thursday.
Harley-Davidson beats 2Q profit forecasts 07-28-2016
MILWAUKEE  — Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $280.4 million.
Under Armour doubles in size at Johnson Creek Outlet
JOHNSON CREEK — Under Armour will reopen in a new location, which is double the size of its former, at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets today.
Meijer recalls salads, sandwiches due to salmonella risk
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. says some salads and sandwiches that it sells are being recalled due to a potential risk of salmonella contamination.
Oconomowoc Golf Club celebrates 100 years 07-28-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — When the Oconomowoc Golf Club recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary, its members were invited to recreate the game in a truly old-fashioned way.
From serving stars to serving you 07-28-2016
OKAUCHEE — In 1988, Mary Kunstek started working at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in its catering department, serving the very stars that were gracing its stage from night to night.
Large, mixed-used development plan hits dead end at Grafton Plan Commission 07-28-2016
GRAFTON — A large-scale development proposal floated for the east side of Grafton isn’t likely to happen.
Plan eyed for former SFB site 07-28-2016
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg Plan Commission is scheduled to address both the St. Francis Borgia School property and the Jackson Street apartment proposal Monday.
Commission recommends 2 choices for reliever route
After hosting a public meeting and completing an analysis, staff from the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission recommended two paths for the proposed reliever route in the town of Hartford.
Kohl’s, Under Armour announce partnership 07-28-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced a new partnership with Under Armour on Wednesday.
Labor data shows promising results for Waukesha 07-28-2016
WAUKESHA — As new opportunities become available, prospective employees and employers in Waukesha County have felt the benefits throughout the past year.
Mad Rooster could open next summer
WAUKESHA - The long process of adding a Mad Rooster Cafe to the city passed another hurdle Wednesday.
Fed's more upbeat tone suggests rate hike sometime this year 07-27-2016
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that near-term risks to the U.S. economy have diminished, reviving the prospect that it will resume raising interest rates as soon as September.
Standing out with creative tap handles
RANDOM LAKE  - Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas - these are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed.
PABST FARMS PROPOSAL: How would new homes affect schools, fire services?
SUMMIT - The 300-plus new houses Neumann Companies is proposing to bring to Pabst Farms will have several different effects on Oconomowoc and its surrounding area.
The Corners continue to rise 07-27-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Residential units take shape in The Corners of Brookfield on Tuesday.
Associated Bank announces new location 07-27-2016
BROOKFIELD — Associated Bank announced plans Tuesday to construct a full-service branch at 17500 W. Bluemound Road.
Local chambers to host job fair at Country Springs 07-27-2016
WAUKESHA — Four local chambers of commerce are collaborating to hold a regional job fair.
Habitat for Humanity’s building plan met with concerns 07-27-2016
HARTLAND — Habitat for Humanity’s plan to build 15 single-family homes on a 3.2 acre lot at 1270 E. Capitol Drive has left some residents feeling concerned.
Aurora Health Care enhances urgent care services 07-26-2016
GRAFTON — Aurora Health Care recently announced that it is offering online reservations for the Aurora Urgent Care Clinic in Grafton.
Ozaukee County home closings record 59 percent increase in June over May 07-26-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of closings for single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes in Ozaukee County increased 59 percent in June, compared to May.
Officials approve maintenance plan for Meijer store 07-26-2016
The Meijer store slated for the city of West Bend is moving forward, in this case agreement by agreement, with plans to permit the construction of a storm water facility in the area.
351 homes proposed for Pabst Farms 07-26-2016
SUMMIT — If a current proposal for development comes to fruition, Pabst Farms and its surrounding areas won’t lay dormant much longer.
Bucks, Froedtert/MCW announce community partnership
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are teaming up to advance the health and well-being of Milwaukee residents, the Bucks announced in a press release Monday.
EAA AirVenture gives Waukesha a boost 07-26-2016
WAUKESHA — The impact of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture event in Oshkosh is helping Waukesha’s economy take off.
Bucks, State Fair to continue milk house partnership 07-23-2016
The Milwaukee Bucks have announced a Wisconsin State Fair tradition will continue for its 28th summer when the fair starts Aug. 4 with the the Milwaukee Bucks Milk House presented by Prairie Farms Dairy.
MOWA gets marketing grant for new exhibit 07-23-2016
The Museum of Wisconsin Art received a $7,500 Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism during a ceremony Thursday at the museum in West Bend.
A billion reasons to smile 07-23-2016
In 2015 West Bend Mutual wrote $1 billion in premiums, up from $642 million in 2006. Though it continues to grow and expand, the local company says it remains a people business.
5-story apartment building proposed for vacant lot 07-23-2016
WAUKESHA — Apartment project proposals keep coming for downtown Waukesha, with the latest suggested for the vacant lot between the Main Street Plaza and the empty former Panos building.
Dick's Sporting goods to open in early August 07-23-2016
BROOKFIELD —Dick’s Sporting Goods is set to open in The Corridor in Brookfield on Aug. 5.
Keeping it local, fresh at 225 So. 07-23-2016
WAUKESHA — Executive Chef Tomas White loves to garden, so he turned a space filled with garbage in downtown Waukesha into an oasis of green.
Bringing sweets to the streets 07-23-2016
WAUKESHA —The plan for a food truck came about quickly for Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe owners Ken and Peggy Heil, but they have found quick success.
Milwaukee Bucks agrees to labor agreement with Mortenson Construction 07-22-2016
MILWAUKEE —On Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks announced the completion of a project labor agreement with Mortenson Construction and local trade and union organizations governing the construction of the new multi-purpose arena in downtown Milwaukee.
Waterstone Financial reports nearly 71% increase in earnings 07-22-2016
WAUWATOSA —Waterstone Financial has completed a strong quarter, as well as a successful first half of 2016, according to a financial report released Friday by the parent company of WaterStone Bank.
Muskego to receive $500,000 for redeveloping former Parkland Mall 07-22-2016
MUSKEGO — The state is awarding Muskego $500,000 in its efforts to redevelop the long-vacant Parkland Mall in its downtown area.
75 YEARS AND COUNTING  07-22-2016
NASHOTAH — Seventy-five years ago, an immigrant by the name of Erich Dickten came to Milwaukee and worked as a tool and die maker.
Japanese company to buy Joy Global for $3.7 billion 07-22-2016
NEW YORK — Japan's Komatsu is buying mining equipment maker Joy Global in a deal worth about $3.7 billion.
New job numbers show improvement in June 07-22-2016
MADISON — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released by the Department of Workforce Development, show promising numbers.
Revenue down at Johnson Controls, while earnings increase 07-21-2016
WAUKESHA — On Thursday, Johnson Controls reported that its net revenues for the third quarter declined while its adjusted non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were up when compared to the same period last year.
Concerns raised about planned apartment development
OCONOMOWOC — As she describes the street she lives on, Oconomowoc resident Karen Luedke uses such words as “safe,” “quiet” and “family-oriented.”
Ogden must finish Mill Reserve development under settlement 07-21-2016
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha has reached an agreement with Ogden that will require the developer to finish the Mill Reserve project downtown, as well as pay the city $150,000.
Guiding clients on a creative journey
HARTLAND — When Andrea Koeppel started ocreative 13 years ago, she was seven months pregnant with her son and working by herself in a single-room office.
Joy Global to sell Texas steel plate mill 07-20-2016
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global announced Wednesday it will sell its steel plate mill in Longview, Texas, to Nucor Corporation, the largest steel producer in the United States, for approximately $29 million.
AB InBev gets approval to move forward with SABMiller purchase 07-20-2016
MILWAUKEE — Anheuser-Busche InBev NV won U.S. antitrust approval and can proceed with acquiring SABMiller Plc, according to a report from Bloomberg News on Wednesday.
Portillo's opens in Brookfield 07-20-2016
BROOKFIELD — The long-awaited first Wisconsin location of the iconic Illinois eatery opened at 10:30 a.m. and by noon was buzzing with activity.
FabriFast clears last hurdle for expansion 07-20-2016
A proposed expansion of FabriFast in Hartford could begin any day.
Development agreement reached in G’town 07-20-2016
GERMANTOWN — A development agreement was approved Monday night between the village and Scott Bence of Heritage Place Joint Venture for Saxony Village, a 172-unit apartment complex proposed for Main Street, but not without a lot of disagreement beforehand.
Pewaukee Plan Commission approves adding bakery to Aldi’s 07-20-2016
PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission unanimously voted last week to approve a request from Aldi’s, 1201 George Town Drive, to construct a 540 square-foot bakery addition onto the front elevation of the existing store.
Wildeck gives support to the media 07-20-2016
WAUKESHA — Media outlets from around the country and world are covering the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland and they all have physical support from Waukesha company Wildeck Inc., which provided the steel mezzanine platform for the reporters and cameramen.
Ozaukee County home sales flat in June 2016 from one year earlier 07-19-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — There was no change in home sales in Ozaukee County in June 2016 compared to June 2015, according to the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Temperature Pro to host grand opening Thursday 07-19-2016
CEDARBURG — Temperature Pro will host a grand opening brat fry this week to celebrate their new heating, ventilation and air conditioning franchise in Cedarburg.
More than just a golf course 07-19-2016
SAUKVILLE — Weddings, family-themed bonfires and business meetings might not conjure up images of a golf course, but all three are some of the amenities being offered at The Bog, a 20-year-old golf course in Saukville that is under new ownership.
Poke-business is booming 07-19-2016
The “Pokemon Go” craze is going strong in West Bend, with large groups of players of the popular mobile game gathering in the city during the evening hours.
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek completes merger with Husch Blackwell 07-18-2016
MILWAUKEE —The firms of Husch Blackwell and Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. announced Monday that the combining of their firms was completed as of July 15.
Cardiac Science announces new CEO 07-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Cardiac Science announced Monday that Devdatt (Dev) Kurdikar has been appointed chief executive officer.
Hartford hotel inches toward fruition
Changes in the design of a proposed hotel in downtown Hartford are underway, but officials involved feel the project is closer to being finalized.
Waukesha mulling resolution in suit against condo developer 07-16-2016
WAUKESHA — A resolution may be on the horizon in a civil suit the city of Waukesha brought against a condo developer last September.
Menards sues over assessment on Waukesha property
WAUKESHA — Menards is looking to save big money now that the company has filed suit against the city of Waukesha over what it says is an “excessive” assessment of the value of its Bluemound Road property.
Los Tacos offers BOLDNESS 07-16-2016
WAUKESHA — From its colorful walls to its flavorful tacos, Los Tacos on Sunset Drive serves up boldness to its customers.
Program to aid county businesses with workforce needs
Area businesses have another tool in their arsenal to improve their operations after Economic Development Washington County staff announced they are introducing another initiative.
Area businesses have fun with Pokemon Go craze 07-15-2016
DELAFIELD -In addition to getting a sandwich and an ice cream sundae at Wholly Cow Frozen Custard on Thursday, customers also were able to find the rare Pokemon monster Kadabra lurking around the store.
Why live in Lake Country? 07-14-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Few realtors understand the Lake Country area as intimately as Mike Herro.
Enterprising entrepreneurs 07-14-2016
HARTLAND - Nick Miller left his position as a low voltage electrician on June 2 of this year. On June 3 he missed a putt in a local golf outing, and missed out on a $5,000 prize.
Dental Associates opens in Waukesha 07-14-2016
WAUKESHA — A “floss-cutting” ceremony was held for the opening of Dental Associates’ new clinic in Waukesha on Tuesday.
Boat sales riding a wave amid technological advances, family demand 07-14-2016
OCONOMOWOC — With an ample amount of lakefront, and several lakes to choose from, the amount of places to use a boat in Oconomowoc is vast, but what’s keeping the boat market afloat?
Residential uses considered in downtown Cedarburg
CEDARBURG — It goes without saying that Cedarburg’s downtown corridor has long been noted for its historic character and vast collection of businesses – many locally owned.
Indoor shooting range approved – again 07-14-2016
MEQUON — After hearing concerns of crime, noise and lowered property values, Mequon’s top decision-making body has upheld a prior motion and agreed to move forward with a proposed indoor shooting range on the city’s southwest side.
Labor of love is Germantown man’s passion 07-14-2016
GERMANTOWN — As Kevin Behnke poured a bottle of Apple Works Winery wine Tuesday, you could see the passion in his eyes as he described his “labor of love.”
Concerns raised about planned apartment development
OCONOMOWOC — As she describes the street she lives on, Oconomowoc resident Karen Luedke uses such words as “safe,” “quiet” and “family-oriented.”
Beer Capitol Distributing to be sold to Middleton company
SUSSEX — The largest distributor in the state, Sussex-based Beer Capitol Distributing Co., has agreed to be purchased by a Middleton company, according to media reports.
Plans for strip mall at former Gasthaus site nixed 07-14-2016
WAUKESHA - Just over two weeks after the popular Gasthaus restaurant closed its doors for good, a plan to raze the building and replace it with a strip mall and fast casual eatery was denied preliminary approval from a city of Waukesha commission.
Annexation for apartments OK’d in Hartford 07-13-2016
HARTFORD — Sixteen acres that were in the town of Hartford can now officially be annexed to the city after action taken Tuesday night by the city’s Common Council.
Roundy’s CEO Mariano to retire 07-13-2016
MILWAUKEE —The Kroger Co. announced Tuesday that Roundy’s CEO Bob Mariano will retire effective Sept. 1.
GE Healthcare to close Hartford location
Hartford’s loss is Wauwatosa’s gain. GE Healthcare informed Hartford officials Monday that it will close the company’s Hartford location at 1550 Innovation Way by the end of the year.
Metro Milwaukee home sales continue to increase in June
WAUKESHA - There are many eager buyers looking for homes priced under $350,000 to purchase, but because of a lack of inventory, they are often slowed in their pursuit; however, home sales continue to rise in the four-county metro Milwaukee area with June increasing 5.4 percent compared to June 2015.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin opens emergency care in New Berlin 07-13-2016
NEW BERLIN - Starting Thursday, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's Moorland Reserve Health Center will offer a full-service emergency department that will provide hospital-level emergency care in New Berlin for the first time.
Tight home inventory leads to increased prices 07-13-2016
WAUKESHA — In only a matter of days, many homes listed for sale in Waukesha County have been snapped up by a buyer and an “Accepted Offer” hung from the real estate sign on the front lawn.
Thiensville restaurant to celebrate second anniversary with cheel-abration 07-12-2016
THIENSVILLE — The second anniversary of the cheel, 105 S. Main St., will be celebrated Saturday at cheel-abration.
Bartolotta Restaurant Group partners with Italian Community Center 07-12-2016
MILWAUKEE — The Bartolotta Restaurant Group has created a long-term catering partnership with the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.
Grafton store offers eclectic selection 07-12-2016
GRAFTON — Walk into Grafton’s Creekside Music and Naturals and you’ll find a wide variety of things you’d expect in a typical music store, from a wide selection of guitars to a few pairs of drumsticks and other accessories.
Grafton has plenty of room to grow 07-12-2016
GRAFTON — Plans are being made for the Port Washington Road corridor in Grafton, as well as several infill sites village staff believe are prime for redevelopment.
Sobelman’s deal falls through 07-12-2016
A Sobelman’s Pub & Grill is no longer coming to the West Bend area, at least not one run by Travis Dowden and Ben Anderson.
Papa Murphy’s to open on Sunset Drive 07-12-2016
WAUKESHA — Another tenant for the building under construction in front of St. Vincent de Paul, 818 Sunset Drive, has been announced — Papa Murphy’s.
Johnson Controls settles investigation of marine business 07-11-2016
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced Monday that it has entered into a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding issues concerning Foreign Corrupt Practices Act the company had self-reported related to the its marine business in China.
Gasthaus, La Casa plans up for review Wednesday 07-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Just over two weeks after the popular Gasthaus restaurant closed its doors for good, a plan to raze the building and replace it with a strip mall and fast casual eatery will come before a city commission for approval.
Biloba Brewing looks to acquire property for expansion
BROOKFIELD - Biloba Brewing is seeking approval from the city of Brookfield for a new plan of operation and development agreement for a planned expansion.
UnitedHealthcare health coverage expands into more counties 07-08-2016
MILWAUKEE - UnitedHealthcare Community Plan announced this week it has expanded its service area to include four more Wisconsin counties, Adams, Columbia, Dane and Sauk.
$8 million in technical training welcomed by city, partners
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has announced $8 million in workforce funding from the U.S. Department of Labor that will be committed to train Milwaukee residents for careers in technology fields.
Meijer gas station opens in advance of store 07-08-2016
WAUKESHA - The Meijer gas station at 831 E. Sunset Drive next to the new Meijer store opened Thursday.
Pieper Electric acquires Green Bay company 07-08-2016
NEW BERLIN - Pieper Electric announced Thursday it acquired Green Bay-based HiTech Controls and Manufacturing Solutions.
LeClaire handles sale of conference center 07-08-2016
BROOKFIELD - LeClaire Commercial LLC, based in Brookfield, has completed the sale of Weston Lanes & Conference Center in Marathon County just outside of Wausau.
The definition of lake life 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Cris and Susanna Rosario were looking to move Paddleboard Specialists from its original location in Madison, they decided there’s no place like home.
Lofty goals within reach at Loft 24 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Laura Kiley, owner of Loft 24, made the decision to move her business to a building a few blocks from its previous location, she did so with an eye toward the future.
Thunder Mountain Press brings artwork to the community
OCONOMOWOC — Thunder Mountain Press, a small art gallery located downtown, is a place for the wildlife lover with its featured original pieces of artwork and prints from the locally recognized “Mountain Men” who earned their nickname because of their love of the outdoors.
Shareholders of Johnson Controls and Tyco to vote on merger 07-07-2016
MILWAUKEE - The shareholders for Johnson Controls and Tyco International plc are set to meet Aug. 17 to vote on the proposed merger of the two countries.
Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital to get new machine for cancer care 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital will soon have a new way to provide image-guided cancer radiotherapy.
Legion still looking for tenant for Spinnakers 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — After closing in February, the Legion is still looking for a tenant for the former Spinnakers Restaurant and Bar.
Lumberyard 1505 underway 07-07-2016
GRAFTON — Ground has been broken on the Lumberyard 1505 development site in Grafton, and progress is expected to happen quickly now that it’s begun.
City moves forward with hotel study 07-07-2016
CEDARBURG — A new hotel could be in Cedarburg’s future if the market is right, and Mike Lindner of Hotel R& D LLC., thinks it is.
Wisconsin Athletic Club readies new Brookfield location
The Wisconsin Athletic Club will open its new digs to the public on Sept. 6 in Brookfield at 20075 Water Tower Blvd.
Five Below to open Friday in Waukesha 07-07-2016
The newest addition to the Shoppes at Fox River - Five Below - will open its doors to shoppers at 9 a.m. Friday.
Daylee Public House slowly rolls out menu 07-07-2016
Building on what Simply Irresistible Catering did best, owner Megan Day has moved and expanded the business to include Daylee Public House, which is still in the process of rolling out its full offerings.
HUSCO could see cuts to tax credits after layoffs announced 07-07-2016
WAUKESHA - After announcing the upcoming termination of 100 employees last week, a Waukesha manufacturer may lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in state tax credits it had been in line to receive.
Locals opening online comics shop
Now unmasked, two heroes of the comic book community in Washington County have suited up to assume the mantle of selling comic books with a local focus and through their new online store, Crimson Cowl Comics.
Repairs set for Hartford airport 07-06-2016
The delay in reconstruction and expansion of a runway at the Hartford Municipal Airport has dragged on for so long that temporary repairs will be completed later this week to fill large cracks in the runway’s surface.
Campbellsport couple turns apple selling into winery
Armstrong Orchard & Winery is northwest of Long Lake, near the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It is a short drive from the state campgrounds at Long Lake and Mauthe Lake, about 30 minutes from West Bend.
Velo City Cycling to open in Pewaukee 07-06-2016
PEWAUKEE - The decade-old cycling and sports outfitter on West Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Pewaukee will soon have a new name, a new look and a new vision for community residents and visitors.
Kohler Engines develops fuel-efficient engine for residential lawnmowers 07-05-2016
KOHLER - A new technology that helps to create fuel efficiency in engines will now be installed in lawn mowers for the regular homeowner.
‘Warm and welcoming’ 07-05-2016
CEDARBURG — Keeping Dawn LeMay out of an Aveda salon would be much like trying to keep a fish out of water.
Noodles & Co. reveals credit card data stolen 07-03-2016
Area residents who frequented several Noodles & Co. establishments since January and paid with a credit or debit card should pay careful attention to their statements and ensure there are no fraudulent charges.
Jackson Plan Commission skeptical about sports complex 07-01-2016
JACKSON — A conceptual plan for a large indoors sports complex featuring a full-size soccer field, 10 volleyball courts, five basketball courts, batting cages, a golf hitting area, sports medicine clinic and a 24-hour fitness center didn’t score many points with members of the village’s Plan Commission on Thursday night.
Lowry Hall plan nets final approval from city commission
WAUKESHA - A new class building for Carroll University received final approval this month from Waukesha’s Plan Commission.
HUSCO to lay off 100 07-01-2016
WAUKESHA — One hundred HUSCO International employees in Waukesha are expected to be laid off as part of a restructuring of the manufacturer’s off-highway operations, the company announced Thursday.
Making downtown Oconomowoc the place to be 06-30-2016
OCONOMOWOC — After the success of last year’s inaugural Midweek Market, the Oconomowoc Chamber Commerce is setting its sights on making downtown Oconomowoc the place to be on a Wednesday night.
OCONOMOWOC — The downtown roundabout is finally about to have its new look.
Oconomowoc Landscape and Supply reopens 06-30-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — After a fire ravaged the storefront of Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center, N68-W37850 Highway K, June 22, the store’s owner intends to rebuild, said according to Carley Van Lare, director of sales and marketing.
Cedarburg food truck ban not likely 06-30-2016
CEDARBURG — A Common Council discussion Monday about the future of food trucks in Cedarburg gave city officials and residents plenty of food for thought.
Lannon Stone in talks to expand Jackson quarry operations 06-30-2016
TOWN OF JACKSON — Lannon Stone Products Inc. is planning to cement a deal with Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete Inc. to add a batchplant at its existing quarry at 675 Pleasant Valley Road.
Longtime chiropractic office closing in Hartford 06-30-2016
After 58 years in Hartford, Schimp Office of Chiropractic is officially closing its doors today
Questions and answers on reliever route 06-30-2016
TOWN OF HARTFORD — Some opponents of a proposed reliever route to divert heavy truck traffic from Hartford’s downtown feel the city’s problem shouldn’t be dumped on residents of adjacent towns.
Walker announces $3.2M in youth apprenticeship state grants 06-30-2016
PHILLIPS, Wis. - A pair of Waukesha County organizations are among 32 regional consortiums across Wisconsin to receive a piece of more than $3 million in youth apprenticeship grants.
Bark & Beg Boutique offers unique experience for pet lovers 06-30-2016
DELAFIELD - Bark & Beg Boutique is one of the few boutiques of its kind in the Lake County area, according to owner Stephanie Crouse.
Hartford annexation for apartment development delayed
HARTFORD — Two annexation requests were on the agenda for Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting — one was approved while a vote on the second request was tabled.
Old Gehl building coming down 06-29-2016
After rejecting bids in the fall, city of West Bend officials have identified a firm to demolish a building that has become dilapidated to the point it is unusable.
Public open house held on Mukwonago’s comprehensive plan 06-29-2016
MUKWONAGO — It was a crowded Village Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Clusters of citizens, property owners and business owners were on hand to discuss and provide feedback about the ongoing efforts to update the land use portion of the village’s Comprehensive Plan.
Will Milwaukee's residency rule change impact Waukesha County? 06-29-2016
WAUKESHA - While Milwaukee can no longer enforce a longstanding rule that city workers live within its limits, local officials predict the change won’t be felt too much in Waukesha County.
WOW Board awarded $4 million grant to train workers
PEWAUKEE - The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board has been awarded a $4 million grant to train hundreds of workers in advanced manufacturing, information technology and health care industries.
Opening date announced for Waukesha Meijer store 06-29-2016
WAUKESHA - Meijer's new Waukesha supercenter will be opening its doors in just over a month.
New branding celebrates downtown Waukesha’s energy 06-29-2016
WAUKESHA - In order to create new branding for downtown Waukesha, members of the development team at Savage Solutions immersed themselves in the area.
Johnson Controls continues process to spin off Adient 06-28-2016
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced Tuesday that its automotive seating and interiors business, Adient, that it intends to spin off in October is starting to seek financing to secure its capital structure.
Velo City bike shop to open in downtown Pewaukee 06-28-2016
PEWAUKEE — Velo City bike shop signed a lease to move into the former location of Attitude Sports at 203 W. Wisconsin Ave., said John Siepmann of Siepmann Realty Corp.
Workforce Development Center seeks employers for Aug. 17 job fair in West Bend 06-28-2016
WEST BEND — The Workforce Development Center is seeking employers to participate in its Washington/Ozaukee Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A fond farewell to a Waukesha landmark
WAUKESHA — Weissgerber’s Gasthaus was open for the final time on Saturday.
A team approach 06-28-2016
CEDARBURG — As a chiropractor, Jeffrey Sergent’s practice is open to patients of all types.
Gun range still in Mequon’s sights 06-28-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council will have the final say in whether a shooting range will be allowed in southwest Mequon.
County may pick up the PACE 06-28-2016
Washington County officials may soon have another tool at their disposal to encourage economic development while also promoting energy efficiency.
Walker visits Quad/Graphics in City of Pewaukee 06-28-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke to employees and visitors at Quad/Graphics, W224-N3322 Duplainville Road on Monday morning.
CompuCom closing New Berlin facility 06-27-2016
NEW BERLIN - Dallas-based CompuCom notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it will close its New Berlin facility.
ProHealth fitness center installs high-tech exercise equipment 06-27-2016
WAUKESHA - ProHealth Care’s West Wood Health & Fitness Center has installed 18 piece of aerobic equipment that offers the latest technology in rowing, climbing and treadmill machines.
Getting on the map 06-26-2016
Businesses in West Bend come and go and sometimes move to new locations. Thanks to technology and apps like Google Maps, it’s typically quite easy to find where these businesses have gone.
New Steaming Cup owners plan restaurant in former Key Westconsin
WAUKESHA — The owners of The Steaming Cup are ready to dish up more food at their new restaurant, slated to open during August in the former location of Key Westconsin across from the river in downtown Waukesha.
Markets reel as world absorbs shock of UK vote for Brexit 06-24-2016
The U.K.'s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves through the country and around the world Friday, rocking financial markets, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and even threatening the ties that bind the United Kingdom.
Starbucks to open in Sendik’s Towne Centre 06-24-2016
BROOKFIELD — A new Starbucks with a drive-thru has been proposed for the Sendik’s Towne Centre in Brookfield.
A mix of the old and the new 06-24-2016
SOUTH MILWAUKEE - While South Milwaukee has garnered attention in recent years for such economic developments as bringing in big-box retailer Walmart, officials are progressively and steadily touting a ramped-up effort in the heart of the community.
Legislation would make businesses liable for gun injuries
WEST BEND - State Rep. Bob Gannon, R-Slinger, has drafted a bill with the intention of addressing violence and will hold businesses strictly liable for any gun-related injuries received at their establishment if they post a “No Weapons Allowed” sign in their windows.
ITU AbsorbTech is #1 Business of the Year 06-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Thursday ITU AbsorbTech Inc. is its #1 Business of the Year.
Aurora Health Care partners with UnitedHealthcare on accountable care program 06-23-2016
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care and UnitedHealthcare announced Wednesday that together they have launched an accountable care program intended to help improve people’s health and their satisfaction with their health care experience.
OCONOMOWOC — Bella Gusto, the popular Italian market and deli, was opened by Renee Burns with the help of her husband, Tom.
Consistency is key at Ron’s Cozy Corner 06-23-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Consistency has been the secret to Ron Eder’s 30-plus years in the restaurant business.
Council directs staff to create a plan to help developer
OCONOMOWOC — After considerable grumbling, the Oconomowoc Common Council approved the first step in granting a request by a local developer to create a pay-as-you-go tax incremental financing district to pay for soaring construction costs at the Parc on Lac La Belle condo project.
Waukesha County’s unemployment drops to 3.4% 06-23-2016
WAUKESHA - Unemployment continued to drop throughout Wisconsin in May with the average rate ending at 4.2 percent for the state, while Waukesha County’s declined to 3.4 percent.
Fire destroys popular landscape supply store 06-23-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Fire destroyed Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center, N68-W37850 Highway K, in an early morning blaze Wednesday.
Bar owner, village look to settle back tax issue 06-22-2016
A compromise is in the works regarding back taxes owed to the village of Germantown on the building Buzdum’s Pub and Grill.
Up in the air 06-22-2016
Kand’E, a new hair salon, opened in West Bend about a month ago with the intention of offering a high-end personal salon experience.
Johnsonville Sausage opens new facility in Watertown 06-21-2016
WATERTOWN — A celebration was held Tuesday for the new Johnsonville Sausage, LLC location in Watertown that replaces one that suffered a fire on May 10, 2015.
Ozaukee County home closings increase in May, compared to the month before 06-21-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of closings for single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes in Ozaukee County increased 10.3 percent between April and May.
Dutch treat 06-21-2016
MEQUON — Since opening the doors at its flagship eatery on Milwaukee’s east side, the European-themed Café Hollander has generally been associated with dense, urban environments.
‘Overgrown’ Mequon parcel to get four homes 06-21-2016
MEQUON — Mequon’s Planning Commission cleared the way June 13 for a four-lot development on a property in south Mequon that was described as being neglected and overgrown.
Second time’s a charm for Mequon condos 06-21-2016
MEQUON — A month after residents thought they had successfully opposed a Mequon condominium project, they were back at City Hall June 14.
All eyes on Erin Hills 06-21-2016
When the final putt dropped Sunday and Dustin Johnson lifted the U.S. Open championship trophy, the focus for the 2017 U.S. Open shifted to Erin Hills.
Bucks break ground on new arena 06-21-2016
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens was joined by about 20,000 fans, elected officials and community leaders Saturday for the groundbreaking of the new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Milwaukee that will be the future home of the basketball team.
Weissgerber’s Gasthaus closing this weekend 06-21-2016
WAUKESHA — A restaurant that for decades has been a landmark at one of the main routes into the city of Waukesha will be closing its doors at the end of this week.
Price Engineering unveils new hydraulic reservoir 06-21-2016
HARTLAND - In an era when saving costs is mightily important for companies, reducing how much oil is carried by a vehicle or a piece of machinery, as well as making the equipment lighter, goes a long way to realizing those savings.
Global Industrial to lay off 27 workers 06-20-2016
MILWAUKEE - About 27 workers will lose their jobs later this summer when Global Industrial Services, Inc., Global Equipment Company, Inc., and Products for Industry LLC, which make up Global Industrial, conduct employee separations, according to a notice sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Monday.
Looking at health care today and tomorrow 06-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — As costs continue to rise for employers who provide health insurance for their workforce, a group of expert panelists Friday stressed the importance of collaboration in finding ways to save money.
Ruekert & Mielke has grown up alongside Waukesha County 06-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — In the past 70 years Waukesha County changed from a largely agricultural landscape to one of subdivisions and commerce — and the infrastructure connecting them all. 
Holistic Healing 06-18-2016
PEWAUKEE — On a warm June morning, with the breeze blowing and a water fountain flowing on the rooftop garden, sitting at UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care feels like anything but being in a clinic.
New senior living community opens in Menomonee Falls
MENOMONEE FALLS - Dickson Hollow senior living community, located at the corner of Lisbon and Pilgrim Roads, opened this spring when its first residents moved into the senior apartments, assisted living apartments and memory care apartments.
Fiserv creates palm-reading device for added security 06-17-2016
BROOKFIELD - Fiserv, Inc. has created the Verifast: Palm Authentication that can be used by banks and credit unions to increase security and create efficiencies.
Wisconsin unemployment rate at lowest point in 15 years
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 15 years.
Northwestern Mutual Moves Higher on Fortune 500 List 06-16-2016
MILWAUKEE - Northwestern Mutual announced Thursday it has moved up nine spots on the Fortune 500 list to be at No. 100.
Heavy demand, low supply causing area real estate market to rocket 06-16-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The southeastern Wisconsin real estate market is in the middle of an economic deficiency; it doesn’t have enough homes in the $300,000 to $350,000 level to satiate the influx of buyers.
‘If you see a place to park, take it’ 06-16-2016
MEQUON — The recent opening of Café Hollander in Mequon’s Town Center has put pressure on parking in the area.
Mequon shooting range approved 06-16-2016
MEQUON — Plans for an indoor shooting range are on target after the Mequon Planning Commission Tuesday approved its location at a building on North Granville Road.
Picking up late night suds 06-16-2016
Since December 2011, gas stations have been able to sell beer after 9 p.m. in Washington County. Grocery stores can, too, if they obtain a proper license.
A golden business anniversary 06-16-2016
HARTLAND - The belief at Dorner Manufacturing is to move fast and move smart. The company has lived up to its belief system.
Piedmont Plastics relocates to New Berlin 06-15-2016
NEW BERLIN —The Piedmont Plastics Milwaukee branch has relocated to a new facility in New Berlin in order to serve more customers.
J.W. Speaker exploring expansion plan 06-15-2016
J.W. Speaker Corp., N120 W19434 Freistadt Road, Germantown, a manufacturer of high-performance vehicular lighting products for aftermarket sales around the world, may be getting ready to expand.
Village favors E.H. Wolf project 06-15-2016
Washington County officials want to assist a private entity with a loan to finance an expansion project that may revitalize a municipality’s downtown area while generating jobs for the area.
Wis. students to attend business program 06-15-2016
More than 100 Wisconsin students, including will participate in this year’s Business World program, held Sunday through June 22 at St. Norbert College in De Pere.
Survey: Milwaukee employers look to hire in third quarter 06-15-2016
MILWAUKEE —The hiring outlook for companies in metro Milwaukee is consistent with the rest of the country with nearly one in four American employers saying they expect to increase staff levels in the third quarter.
All under one roof 06-14-2016
THIENSVILLE — While its doors have been open since mid-February, the Thiensville Health Alliance will show off its new building in downtown Thiensville at an open house June 23.
Port Washington State Bank clears zoning hurdle for planned Thiensville branch 06-14-2016
THIENSVILLE — Members of the Thiensville Village Board June 6 unanimously approved an amendment to the village’s land use plan that helps pave the way for a planned Thiensville branch of Port Washington State Bank.
Company proposes to double Hartford plant 06-14-2016
HARTFORD — The city’s Plan Commission night approved a site plan review Monday for a proposed expansion by Accurate Fabrication of about 20,250 square feet.
Mine construction moving forward 06-14-2016
After delays, some heated discussions and despite a judgement in favor of residents opposing the project, the construction of a nonmetallic sand pit will move forward.
A solid performance for home sales in May 06-14-2016
WAUKESHA - May was a strong month for home sales in the metro Milwaukee area with the number of homes sold increasing 12.3 percent compared to the same period in 2015.
Johnson Controls to invest $245 million in North American battery production 06-13-2016
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced Monday it will invest $245 million over the course of the next few years in battery technology for automobile usage.
Elm Grove firm wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest
MADISON — Outdoor sporting goods firm Hyde was the winner of the 13th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.
Remedy Analytics to expand in Milwaukee, double workforce 06-13-2016
MILWAUKEE — Remedy Analytics, Inc. announced its plans Monday to expand in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee and add 27 full-time employees.
The survey says... 06-12-2016
The most common need as far as housing is concerned in Hartford is single-family starter homes costing between $80,000-$150,000.
Ownership questions hold back lighting project 06-12-2016
The plan to install incandescent lamps near the rooftops of buildings in downtown West Bend is on hold until the mystery surrounding it is solved.
New name, same building for furniture business in Hartford 06-12-2016
Brunner’s Furniture closed last summer. But, less than a year later, furniture is being sold under the name Hartford Furniture by Mike Brunner out of the same building, 5680 Highway 60, Hartford.
Downtown Waukesha prepares to shine
WAUKESHA — As the road work in downtown Waukesha approaches its completion, Waukesha city staff prepare to unveil a rebranding campaign for the center of the city as they continue to seek a grocery store and work with developers on mixed-use projects for the heart of the city.
Classic cruisin' 06-11-2016
BROOKFIELD - Stan Johnson is the definition of cool with his hands in his jean pockets and a swagger as he walks about his Brookfield office.
Two Waukesha County businesses finalists in state competition 06-11-2016
WAUKESHA - Two Waukesha County businesses, Essential Biotechnology LLC, of Big Bend, and Hyde, of Elm Grove, were recently named finalists in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest Awards Ceremony.
Forbes features Waukesha business founder 06-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Forbes Magazine is featuring Barbara Thompson, president and CEO of The Roberts Group, in the latest Top Women issue under “America’s Women Business Leaders.”
Johnson Controls to build $200 million plant in China 06-09-2016
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced Thursday its plans to build a fourth automotive battery manufacturing plant in China that will employ about 650 people and cost more than $200 million.
Waukesha brewery wins gold medal at national competition 06-09-2016
WAUKESHA - Raised Grain Brewing has been selling craft beer commercially for less than a year in Waukesha but has already won a gold medal at a national competition.
City renews liquor licenses, several paid for but unused
OCONOMOWOC — At the same time two businesses let their liquor licenses lapse, the Oconomowoc Common Council renewed several others Tuesday, including several that belong to business that are nonexistent.
Dollar Tree to open in late July 06-09-2016
GRAFTON — Officials with a dollar store planned for Grafton say they hope to open by July 21.
‘We want to be good neighbors’ 06-09-2016
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg proudly advocates for both thriving businesses and happy residents, but a public hearing during Monday’s Plan Commission meeting demonstrated the challenges that can arise when those two interests conflict.
City seeks scaled-back version of apartment proposal
CEDARBURG — Tom Zabjek from Lakeside Development appeared before the Cedarburg Plan Commission Monday for a consultation on a proposed three-story, 40-unit apartment building to be located on the southwest corner of Washington Avenue and Jackson Street – a site that has been called an eyesore by many.
Passing the torch 06-09-2016
THIENSVILLE — After nearly 68 years as a family-run Ford dealership in Thiensville, Schmit Ford has been sold to Boucher Group Inc.
Kwik Trip coming to West Bend 06-09-2016
Construction workers move dirt while preparing the site for a Kwik Trip convenience store being built in West Bend just south of the Commerce State Bank at 1700 S. Silverbrook Drive.
Construction underway for pair of area businesses 06-09-2016
SLINGER — An O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store, now under construction, could be open for business as soon as fall.
Attitude Sports closes in Pewaukee 06-09-2016
PEWAUKEE — Attitude Sports in Pewaukee held a closing sale and closed its doors during the last weekend in May, according to the store’s Facebook page.
Mad Rooster site plan nets preliminary approval 06-09-2016
WAUKESHA — Mad Rooster Café received unanimous preliminary approval from the city’s Plan Commission on Wednesday, but the applicant will have to come back before the commission to further discuss details of a proposed yard prop.
Panera, Panda Express eye up Waukesha 06-09-2016
WAUKESHA — For years area residents have been asking when a Panera Bread will open its doors in Waukesha.
Meijer opening brings excitement 06-08-2016
SUSSEX - Meijer celebrated the grand opening of the new Sussex location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.
Get some java in Jackson 06-08-2016
A specialty coffee location is opening in Jackson to fill a geographical gap in availability for freshly roasted coffee in Washington County.
Tech franchise opens in Germantown
A TeamLogic IT franchise has opened in Germantown, offering small-and-medium-sized businesses in the greater Milwaukee area an affordable solution for secure and flexible IT systems.
Bar owner given 2 weeks for taxes 06-08-2016
Radomir Buzdum, operator of Buzdum’s Pub & Grill in Germantown, has two weeks to come up with more than $36,000 to pay back taxes owed to the village. If not, he faces the possibility of losing his liquor license.
Website could be costly for West Bend BID Board 06-08-2016
The West Bend Business Improvement District wants to join cyberspace and host a website.
M-T Chamber of Commerce seeks nominees for 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards 06-07-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for great businesses, citizens and young professionals for its 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards recognition.
PyraMax Bank plans open house at its newest location in Grafton 06-07-2016
GRAFTON — PyraMax Bank, which is opening a branch at 1150 Washington St. in Grafton, will conduct an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
MGS acquired by Milwaukee firm 06-07-2016
GERMANTOWN - MGS Mfg. Group, Inc., a global provider of optimized manufacturing solutions for high precision plastic products, was recently acquired by Mason Wells, a private equity firm headquartered in Milwaukee.
Dollar Tree coming to Grafton 06-07-2016
GRAFTON — Ozaukee County is about to get its first Dollar Tree, and it’s happening in Grafton.
Plan commission approves Barton physical fitness facility
The Barton Planning Commission held a public hearing Monday recommending that the Town Board allow Jen Lenzendorf, owner of AIMS Fitness, to operate a physical fitness facility under a special use permit at 3130 Newark Drive.
Waukesha State Bank to celebrate remodeled Waukesha Location 06-07-2016
WAUKESHA - A ribbon-cutting ceremony today will kick off a weeklong celebration for the newly remodeled downtown Waukesha State Bank location.
GE selects Canadian site for Waukesha engine operations
WAUKESHA — GE announced it has selected the site for its new “Brilliant Factory,” which will replace some of its operations in Waukesha.
Froedtert to operate clinic in local Meijer stores 06-07-2016
SUSSEX - When Meijer opens in Sussex on Tuesday, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin will also celebrate the opening of its clinic within the store at N51-W24953 Lisbon Road.
First Federal Bank names Schaefer as president, CEO 06-06-2016
WAUKESHA - First Federal Bank of Wisconsin announced Monday the appointment of Edward H. Schaefer as the bank's new president and CEO.
Air Wisconsin Airlines to close in Milwaukee 06-06-2016
MILWAUKEE - Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation notified the Department of Workforce Development on Monday that it will close its facility located at General Mitchell International Airport, 5300 S. Howell Ave, Milwaukee.
Does West Bend have enough workers for businesses here? 06-04-2016
West Bend’s Economic Development Manager Ashley Mukasa visited businesses, asking representatives questions about the market conditions they face.
Banquet facility and restaurant are coming soon to Richfield 06-04-2016
Richfield will soon be the home for two new businesses.
The fruits of their labor 06-04-2016
WAUKESHA - A lot has changed in the last two years at Weldall Manufacturing, thanks to the ideas of some middle-school consultants.
R&R Insurance Services acquires Frett Barrington 06-03-2016
WAUKESHA — R&R Insurance Services, Inc. announced Friday it will acquire City of Pewaukee-based Frett Barrington, Ltd., a locally owned and independent insurance broker.
Town residents still fighting mine 06-03-2016
People who thought they prevented the construction of a nearby sand pit were in for a surprise when they realized the company wants to reintroduce the project.
Portillo’s to open July 19 in Brookfield
BROOKFIELD - A date for the grand opening of the Chicagoland restaurant famous for its Italian beef has been set.
Officials looking at options for 4 miles of South 27th Street corridor 06-03-2016
MILWAUKEE - On the heels of recent road construction and streetscaping projects, residents and business owners living near the South 27th Street commercial corridor are hoping for an infusion of new retailers, restaurants and other developments.
Taking the camera to the customer 06-02-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Scott Patrick, co-owner of Lake Life Photography, has made taking photos his life’s pursuit.
Jackson Street apartments proposed
CEDARBURG — Developers will consult with the Cedarburg Plan Commission Monday on a three-story, 40-unit apartment building proposed for the southwest corner of Jackson Street and Washington Avenue.
Cedarburg attorney sets parameters around CDA’s outreach efforts 06-02-2016
CEDARBURG — “Consistency” was a term used throughout a discussion last month of how the newly formed Community Development Authority should approach existing and prospective developers and business owners.
Village to consider more mixed-use housing 06-02-2016
GRAFTON — A shift may be coming for Grafton, as village officials consider a new comprehensive plan that allows for more future development of higher-density housing.
Ready for the workplace 06-02-2016
WAUKESHA - On his graduation day, Chris Blyth could proudly announce that he already has a job lined up at Aurora Health Care in Summit and will start next week.
A citizen’s centennial 06-02-2016
MUKWONAGO - After going from a farm kid to a successful banker during nearly a century of living, Warren E. Hansen Sr. understands hard work and perseverance. 
Wisconsin banks increase lending by 6.4% 06-01-2016
MADISON — During the first quarter of 2016, Wisconsin state-chartered banks saw net income increase by 18 percent and lending rise by 6.4 percent when compared to the same period in 2015, according to data released Wednesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Nonprofit announces layoffs 06-01-2016
Experience Works, a nonprofit offering employment-training services for low-income older workers, has announced it is closing its West Bend office and will lay off five employees, effective July 1.
Waukesha County business roundup
Construction that began in October on a 21,571-square-foot Dental Associates clinic is nearing completion with an opening date of July 11 planned.
Kwik Trip to open Sept. 1 on Golf Road
WAUKESHA - The newest Kwik Trip in Waukesha is set to open Sept. 1 at 2001 Golf Road.
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