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Helping Hispanics succeed 09-15-2016
WAUKESHA - From a young age, Griselda Aldrete knew she had to work hard to overcome obstacles that stood in her way.
Ten sweet years 09-15-2016
WAUKESHA - For Roger and Carrie Igielski, their chocolate business began as just the two of them making a midlife professional pivot away from their careers in education.
Downtown apartment project approved
WAUKESHA - A 64-unit, 110,000 square-foot apartment complex will be coming to the downtown area, pending developer financing and TIF funding.
Americans finally received raise last year 09-14-2016
WASHINGTON  - In a long-awaited sign that middle-class Americans are finally seeing real economic gains, U.S. households got a raise last year after seven years of stagnant incomes.
BID looking for other solutions for website plan 09-14-2016
Members of the West Bend Business Improvement District are considering an alternate plan for creating a website to market the downtown area after an initial vendor’s proposal didn’t materialize.
New strategy helps local company grow 09-14-2016
Nelson Container got its start in Milwaukee in 1962. They continue to make custom packaging to this day in Germantown, but the way they go about business changed after the turn of the century.
Survey: U.S. hiring grows in 4Q; Midwest remains stable
MILWAUKEE - With a slight increase in plans to hire employees the rest of the year, the employment outlook in the nation has returned to post-recession strength, a survey by ManpowerGroup showed.
Point Burger Bar offers family-friendly atmosphere 09-14-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Brian Ward wanted to bring a family-friendly restaurant environment to Lake Country.
Home sales grow throughout area, county in August 09-13-2016
WAUKESHA - Home sales throughout the metro-Milwaukee area were up 9.5 percent in August, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors said in a release Monday.
Waukesha Metal Products offers tours for school groups on Manufacturing Day 09-13-2016
GRAFTON — As part of the fifth annual National Manufacturing Day Oct. 7, Waukesha Metal Products is offering tours of its two facilities, including its Grafton location.
OSHA statement not fair picture of Carlson Tool, president says 09-13-2016
CEDARBURG — Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp. has taken “sure and swift actions” to ensure that a worker’s death such as the one that occurred at the plant in March can never happen again, according to President and CEO Jerry Edquist.
Apartment proposal shot down for third time 09-13-2016
CEDARBURG — The third time was not a charm for a developer hoping to construct a three-story apartment complex just south of downtown Cedarburg.
New Hartford TIF district clears another hurdle 09-13-2016
HARTFORD — One hurdle down, a couple more to clear.
Summerfest, MillerCoors renew partnership, announce plan to renovate Maier Festival Park 09-13-2016
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. not only renewed its partnership with MillerCoors, but the Miller Lite Oasis stage at Henry Maier Festival Park will also undergo a substantial renovation, the two companies announced Monday.
Brookfield commission to discuss hotel plans for The Corridor 09-10-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Plan Commission will discuss a 138-room hotel proposed for the mixed-use development The Corridor near Bluemound and Calhoun roads during its regular meeting Monday.
Approval recommended for revised Main Street apartments 09-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Revised plans for the proposed Clearpoint Apartments in downtown Waukesha will be discussed during Wednesday’s Plan Commission meeting, a few weeks after the commission unanimously voted to send the plans back for architectural adjustments.
How to grow businesses, attract young employees? 09-10-2016
WAUKESHA — With over 1,100 member companies, the Waukesha County Business Alliance has grown drastically since its inception in 1918.
Brady reports $25M profit during Q4 09-10-2016
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corporation announced on Friday that it’s posted a $25 million profit for the fiscal fourth quarter.
Local restaurants, bars dealing with labor shortage 09-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Daylee Public House/Simply Irresistible Catering owner Megan Day didn’t foresee it as an issue.
Not in their backyard 09-09-2016
TOWN OF HARTFORD — Those against a proposed reliever route for truck traffic around the city of Hartford didn’t mince words at a meeting held Thursday night at Hartford Town Hall.
Businesses suing city over property valuations 09-09-2016
Shopko Stores Operating Co. LLC and Menard Inc. have brought civil suits against the city of West Bend to reduce the assessed value of their properties.
Welch family has covered it all 09-09-2016
PEWAUKEE — If there’s a commercial product, chances are that Terry Welch has it covered.
Wisconsin Athletic Club approaching grand opening 09-09-2016
BROOKFIELD — As construction of the newest Wisconsin Athletic Club continues and the interior takes shape, Chief Executive Officer Ray O’Connor couldn’t help but realize how far they’ve come.
Jimmy John’s sells majority stake, may be positioning for global expansion  09-08-2016
CHICAGO - Jimmy John’s said yes this week to a capital infusion from an Atlanta-based private equity group, which could position the Illinois-based sandwich chain for expansion into global markets.
Hotel, motel, Hampton Inn 09-08-2016
CEDARBURG — With blessings from Michael Lindner of Hotel R& D LLC, the city of Cedarburg has started sending results of a hotel feasibility study to interested franchises and developers.
Walker proposing sales tax freeze on school supplies 09-08-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Gov. Scott Walker ogled a Green Bay Packers jersey for Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr at the Kohl’s department store.
Lumber Sales & Products adding jobs 09-08-2016
Lumber Sales & Products Inc. is moving to a new, more updated facility and will add seven jobs along with new equipment.
OSHA cites Cedarburg-based Carlson Tool in worker’s death 09-08-2016
CEDARBURG —The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp. in connection with an employee’s death in March.
Lake Country Gallery to close at month’s end 09-08-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — After the passing of its owner Jill Spanbauer in July, the Lake Country Gallery will close its doors for good at the end of September.
Franklin Energy signs energy efficiency contract with Con Edison 09-08-2016
PORT WASHINGTON — Franklin Energy Services, LLC announced on Wednesday it has signed a contract with Con Edison to support the Brooklyn Queens Neighborhood Program.
Kohl’s announces construction of e-commerce facility
MENOMONEE FALLS - Kohl’s closed on the purchase of a building for a new e-commerce distribution center in Indianapolis, the company announced Wednesday.
Bangles & Bags splits into 2 businesses 09-08-2016
WAUKESHA — Bangles & Bags has split into two separate businesses, the company stated in a post on its official Facebook page.
Slinger adopts economic opportunity analysis 09-07-2016
SLINGER — After discussion and debate at last month’s meeting, village trustees at their meeting Tuesday night unanimously adopted a resolution supporting a recently completed economic opportunity analysis.
Sobelman’s working on buying former Amici’s building 09-07-2016
The first Sobelman’s Pub & Grill franchise in Washington County is expected to open in Richfield by Thanksgiving, with Al Hochmuth operating the location.
EPIC Creative in West Bend gets FAA approval for drone use 09-07-2016
EPIC Creative in West Bend belongs to a small number of full-service advertising and marketing agencies with a Section 333 exemption and plans to grow its flight team.
Raised Grain aims to RAISE THE BAR
WAUKESHA — Nick Reistad knew something special was brewing when he and his three business partners came together with the idea of creating a unique brewery and taproom in the county.
ChromeTech selects MSI for new addition 09-07-2016
FRANKLIN - ChromeTech of Wisconsin, Inc. recently selected MSI General Corporation of Oconomowoc to construct a large addition to the existing facility.
Manpower hosting veteran employment summit 09-07-2016
MILWAUKEE - Manpower is hosting a workforce summit for military veterans to highlight veteran employment initiatives today at the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce in the company’s global headquarters.
Blue Sky from now on 09-06-2016
GRAFTON — It’s difficult for Dawn Koller to estimate just how many massage therapists have started their careers as students at Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork in Grafton.
Ozaukee County home closings decline; median price of homes slides 3.4% 09-06-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of closings in Ozaukee County for single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes declined 17.6 percent this July, compared to a year earlier.
Slinger adopts economic opportunity analysis 09-07-2016
SLINGER — After discussion and debate at last month’s meeting, village trustees at their meeting Tuesday night unanimously adopted a resolution supporting a recently completed economic opportunity analysis.
Sobelman’s working on buying former Amici’s building 09-07-2016
The first Sobelman’s Pub & Grill franchise in Washington County is expected to open in Richfield by Thanksgiving, with Al Hochmuth operating the location.
EPIC Creative in West Bend gets FAA approval for drone use 09-07-2016
EPIC Creative in West Bend belongs to a small number of full-service advertising and marketing agencies with a Section 333 exemption and plans to grow its flight team.
Raised Grain aims to RAISE THE BAR
WAUKESHA — Nick Reistad knew something special was brewing when he and his three business partners came together with the idea of creating a unique brewery and taproom in the county.
ChromeTech selects MSI for new addition 09-07-2016
FRANKLIN - ChromeTech of Wisconsin, Inc. recently selected MSI General Corporation of Oconomowoc to construct a large addition to the existing facility.
Manpower hosting veteran employment summit 09-07-2016
MILWAUKEE - Manpower is hosting a workforce summit for military veterans to highlight veteran employment initiatives today at the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce in the company’s global headquarters.
Blue Sky from now on 09-06-2016
GRAFTON — It’s difficult for Dawn Koller to estimate just how many massage therapists have started their careers as students at Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork in Grafton.
Ozaukee County home closings decline; median price of homes slides 3.4% 09-06-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of closings in Ozaukee County for single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes declined 17.6 percent this July, compared to a year earlier.
Great Harvest Bread on track to open Oconomowoc franchise 09-06-2016
OCONOMOWOC - The Oconomowoc Community Development Authority has approved loans that could help bring a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise to the city.
Much ado about reliever routes 09-03-2016
There has been perhaps no single issue that has stirred as much controversy in recent years as the proposed reliever route in the city of Hartford.
Employee ownership on the rise 09-03-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Dick Henszey was looking to retire and pass on the family-owned business while keeping it a prosperous one, he looked no further than his own employees.
Construction of E.R. Wagner's corporate headquarters on track 09-03-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Construction of E.R. Wagner’s 157,800 square-foot facility on Old Orchard Road is on pace to be complete by May, the company announced in a release Friday.
Workforce Development Center invited to the White House 09-03-2016
PEWAUKEE - The Workforce Development Center is headed to the White House in Washington, D.C.
R.A. Smith National opens Cedarburg office 09-03-2016
BROOKFIELD - R.A. Smith National, Inc. opened a new office in Cedarburg on Thursday, the company stated in a news release.
Daylee Public House/Simply Irresistible Catering cancels grand-opening party 09-03-2016
WAUKESHA - The Daylee Public House/Simply Irresistible Catering has canceled its grand opening festivities today, the business said in a Facebook post Friday.
Knock, knock - it’s Count! 09-02-2016
WAUKESHA - Even at 64 years old, Count Fuller hasn’t slowed down too much. Fuller, a door-to-door salesman, has been a fixture of the community since 1980 and has been known to offer quite a unique sales approach.
Muskego chamber to hold A.B.L.E. meeting 09-02-2016
WEST ALLIS - The Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce will host an A.B.L.E. meeting from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.
Joy Global reports decrease in Q3 net sales 09-02-2016
MILWAUKEE - Joy Global Inc. reported its third quarter fiscal results Thursday, which showed its net sales suffered a significant drop compared to last year.
JCPenney to sell appliances again 09-02-2016
BROOKFIELD - JCPenney is back to selling major appliances starting today, the company announced.
Spirit Manufacturing to close, lay off 60 employees 09-02-2016
NEW BERLIN — Spirit Manufacturing Inc. will lay off all its employees and shut its doors for good by mid-November, the company stated in a letter sent to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Gus Ramirez returns as CEO of HUSCO 09-02-2016
WAUKESHA — With HUSCO president and CEO Austin Ramirez set to take a year-long position as a White House Fellow, his father will return to the position in which he spent 26 years and act in an interim role, the company announced Thursday.
US auto sales fall 4 percent in August 09-01-2016
DETROIT — U.S. sales of new cars and trucks fell in August, ending summer on a low note for the auto industry and making it less likely that this year's auto sales will match the record set in 2015.
Wal-Mart cutting 7,000 jobs 09-01-2016
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is cutting 7,000 back-office store jobs over the next few months as it centralizes its invoice and accounting departments, expanding a test it announced in June.
Krones acquires Trans-Market 09-01-2016
FRANKLIN - Krones Inc., which manufactures filling and packaging technology, acquired a majority interest in Trans-Market Sales & Equipment, Inc., the company announced in a statement Wednesday.
November eyed for completion of Tools, Inc. addition 09-01-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Tools, Inc. of Sussex is nearing the completion of a 41,900-square-foot addition to its existing facility and contracted MSI General Corporation for the design and construction, the company announced Wednesday.
Michelin taps local company for tire testing 09-01-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Leather-Rich, an Oconomowoc-based wholesale dry cleaner serving customers throughout the Midwest, has been been tapped with the privilege of testing tires for Michelin Automotive Tires.
Black Swan closing in Grafton, relocating to Third Ward
GRAFTON — After an eight-year run, the Black Swan’s time in Grafton is coming to an end as it glides southward down the Milwaukee River.
Harley-Davidson to lay off 200 employees 09-01-2016
WAUKESHA - Harley-Davidson Motor Company will lay off about 200 employees before the end of the year, the company announced Wednesday.
Weasler Engineering adding 60,000 square feet to Barton facility 09-01-2016
Weasler Engineering is in the midst of a 60,000-square-foot expansion aiming to improve safety, efficiency and support growth.
Master Z’s looking to expand business to neighboring lot
WAUKESHA - Several big-ticket items will go before the Board of Zoning Appeals at its next meeting Sept. 12.
Hospitals and clinics are speaking your language 09-01-2016
WAUKESHA — Navigating the health care system in the United States can be tricky enough when English is your first language.
Marshfield Clinic to borrow $1 billion 08-31-2016
MARSHFIELD, Wis. — Marshfield Clinic will borrow about $1 billion to acquire Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital and upgrade its medical facilities in central and northern Wisconsin.
Bringing a unique feel to downtown
WAUKESHA — When Jason and Cristina Tofte started planning their new downtown restaurant, the couple wanted to give customers a unique dining experience, one they won’t soon forget.
Bunker Labs creates program to assist veteran-led businesses 08-31-2016
MADISON - Bunker Labs Wisconsin has created a new program to assist veteran entrepreneurs, the organization announced Tuesday.
IBAW to host summit 08-31-2016
BROOKFIELD - Those looking for an update on the manufacturing field of business within the state will have their chance thanks to the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin.
Generac invests in propane company 08-31-2016
WAUKESHA - Generac Holdings Inc. announced it made an equity investment to become a minority shareholder in Tank Utility Inc., a propane level monitoring service.
Marketing plans likely to continue for West Bend BID 08-31-2016
Current marketing initiatives will likely continue albeit with possible changes based on recommendations from a subset of West Bend Downtown Business Improvement District members.
US consumer confidence in August highest in 11 months
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level in 11 months, suggesting economic growth could pick up in the second half of the year.
ABC Supply acquires L&W Supply 08-30-2016
BELOIT - ABC Supply announced it acquired L&W Supply on Monday.
Bentley completes sale-leaseback of Glendale building
MILWAUKEE - Bentley World Packaging has sold a building it purchased last year, the company announced Monday.
Froedtert & MCW surgery center to open next week 08-30-2016
WAUKESHA - A new outpatient surgery center from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will open next week.
Erin Hills’ US Open twist? A par-72 course 08-30-2016
ERIN HILLS — When Erin Hills Golf Course hosts the U.S. Open in June, it will accomplish something that hasn't been done in 24 years.
Longstanding businesses adjust to changes 08-30-2016
WAUKESHA - The times, they are a changin’. And through those expansive changes to the downtown area over the years, only a handful of businesses have withstood the test of time and still operate after spending decades in the area. 
New rules on small drones: What you need to know 08-30-2016
WASHINGTON - For companies that want to use small drones, a new era began Monday.
Immucor to expand operations, add 64 jobs 08-30-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Immucor, Inc. will expand its operations to the area and add 64 jobs in addition to its new facility, the company announced Monday.
Developing Mukwonago 08-28-2016
MUKWONAGO — Important changes and updates to Mukwonago’s comprehensive plan, which intend to spur development across the area, are coming in the future.
I.d. brings new identity to Delafield 08-27-2016
DELAFIELD — There’s been a new vibe brewing next to the Delafield Hotel since the spring. I.d., a restaurant which opened in May, has found success with its shared-plate format, head chef Jonna Froehlich said. The new restaurant took the place of Andrew’s Restaurant, which closed its doors in January.
Sonic closes; plans to reopen with new owners 08-27-2016
WAUKESHA — The lone Sonic Drive-In location in the county is now closed — albeit temporarily, the company announced Friday.
CDA approves loans that could help yield Great Harvest Bread 08-27-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Community Development Authority approved three loans Wednesday evening that could help bring a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise to the city.
Jackson Plan Commission recommends Board approve condo-style apartments 08-26-2016
JACKSON — It took a bit of convincing, but eventually the village’s Plan Commission warmed up to a proposal for the building of four 12-unit condo-style apartments on Sherman Road near Glen Brooke Drive.
Tax credit awarded for Direct Supply expansion 08-26-2016
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee company that supplies and runs senior living facilities will receive up to $22.5 million in state economic development tax credits to expand its campus on the city’s northwest side.
Businesses keep flocking to social media 08-26-2016
WAUKESHA — As social media continues to evolve into uncharted territory, more than ever, area businesses are trying to take advantage of millions of daily users across different platforms.
Keller to construct new Griffin warehouse on Pearl Street
WAUKESHA - Keller, Inc. announced in a release Thursday that it's the designing and building general contractor for a warehouse addition for Futura, LLC., a holding company for Griffin Collision Repair Center.
Panga plans new building, amenities
SUMMIT - When Mike and Kristyn Eitel purchased the former Sports Channel property last year, they had plans to change the area into something more modern with extensive views of Upper Nemahbin Lake.
City hopes to fill empty storefronts 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Most communities have to deal with the inconvenience of having multiple empty storefronts at a time, and Oconomowoc is no exception.
Officials end investigation of Buca fire 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The investigation into the cause of the May 7 fire at Buca All Day Eatery and Grill has been closed.
Grill 164 owner builds on downtown revitalization 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC — On a Monday afternoon, some of the regulars have sidled up to the bar at Grill 164, which is the group that owner Todd Heppe credits with keeping the business afloat for almost 14 years.
Summit commission wants more info on subdivision 08-25-2016
SUMMIT — After a lengthy presentation and public comment period, the Summit Plan Commission decided last 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 as part of Pabst Farms.
Johnson Controls wins $12.9 million contract 08-25-2016
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced it won a multi-million dollar technology contract with Methodist Healthcare on Wednesday.
Oconomowoc could land Great Harvest Bread franchise
OCONOMOWOC — An area businessman has a plan to bring a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise to downtown Oconomowoc.
Amcast redevelopment sees motion 08-25-2016
CEDARBURG — With the drafting of a memorandum of understanding and a recommendation to hire an environmental consultant, the city of Cedarburg forges toward redevelopment at the former Amcast property that has sat vacant for roughly a decade.
Looking at the history of Serigraph 08-25-2016
Serigraph was started as a garage business by Alfred and Elsie Ramsthal in 1949. On Sunday their son and former president, James Ramsthal, passed away.
More questions as officials discuss Hartford reliever route
It was a packed room during Wednesday’s Washington County Public Works Committee meeting as the audience, some vehemently opposed to a reliever route in Hartford, listened as members considered a proposal to construct one.
Plan Commission puts apartment plan on hold 08-25-2016
WAUKESHA - It’s back to the drawing board, for now, with plans to add a 64-unit apartment complex to the heart of downtown.
Guardian Software moving to former Little Vittles building 08-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Construction is underway with a completion date in November set for the new Guardian Software building, the company announced Wednesday.
DWD: Unemployment rates decreased throughout Wisconsin last month 08-25-2016
MADISON - Unemployment rates across Wisconsin continued to fall last month, according to new data released by the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday.
Area business buildings sold, leased 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Barry Company helped in selling a couple of commercial buildings within the area, a release from the company stated Tuesday.
RE/MAX to open new office 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - Local RE/MAX broker and owner John Gscheidmeier announced the opening of RE/MAX Service First on Tuesday.
Business Alliance appoints leader of new development group 08-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance appointed the leader of its newly-developed economic development organization Tuesday.
Independent agency to serve Jackson 08-24-2016
Tracy Oestreich opened T4 Insurance Solutions LLC on Aug. 1, providing Jackson with the only independent insurance agency in the village.
Keller to build 94,000-square-foot facility in Saukville 08-24-2016
Keller Inc., which has an office in Germantown, will build a more than 94,000-square-foot warehouse with office space for Calibre Inc.
Walker touts reduction in unemployment insurance tax
KENOSHA - Employers that are covered under the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund will experience an estimated $38 million reduction in their taxes for the program next year, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced in a news release.
Packers, Cousins Subs enter multi-year partnership 08-24-2016
MILWAUKEE - Cousins Subs announced on Tuesday it’s entered into a three-year partnership  with the Green Bay Packers.
Kwik Trip Express coming to Wales 08-24-2016
WALES - A new type of Kwik Trip will is coming to the area next month and not much construction will be necessary.
Ramirez appointed a White House Fellow
WAUKESHA — HUSCO International President and CEO Austin Ramirez is in elite company. Ramirez, 38, was appointed to the 2016-17 class of White House Fellows by President Barack Obama’s Commission on White House Fellowships on Tuesday.
GS Global announces changes 08-23-2016
WAUKESHA - Karl James and Company was named the agency of record by GS Global Resources, the firm announced in a press release Monday.
Building skills, confidence 08-23-2016
SAUKVILLE — As a longtime teacher, Patsy Kadubeck-Dunham quickly learned how to identify students who struggled with reading.
Cedarburg’s Salon Noir adds website 08-23-2016
CEDARBURG — Salon Noir, a beauty salon that recently opened in Cedarburg, has added a website.
Ozaukee Economic Development, chambers plan Sept. 8 forum on health care costs 08-23-2016
GRAFTON — Ozaukee County’s chambers of commerce and Ozaukee Economic Development plan a Lunch & Learn session, “Innovations in Health Care: Unique Cost-Saving Measures.”
Thiensville Business Association plans annual picnic in Molyneux Park 08-23-2016
THIENSVILLE — The Thiensville Business Association will host its annual picnic Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Molyneux Park, 150 S. Main St.
Celebrate Grafton gets approval for beer gardens 08-23-2016
GRAFTON — A new form of entertainment for Grafton will be on tap this fall.
Slinger officials support economic development plan 08-23-2016
SLINGER — Village trustees Monday night unanimously approved a non-binding resolution of support for an economic opportunity analysis recently completed by a community planning firm.
New Delafield lakehouse infuriates neighbors 08-23-2016
DELAFIELD - When the Wielands moved into their lakefront home 22 years ago, they anticipated a changing community in the years to come. But now the family feels as if their backs are up against a wall, as construction of a new home next door has raised some towering concerns.
Mobile party bar debuts 08-23-2016
MILWAUKEE - A unique new service is sweeping the area and it comes in a large orange shipping container.
Longtime attorney Davies to retire, close firm’s doors 08-22-2016
WAUKESHA — For 43 years, attorney Charles Davies served the community he’s called home for his entire life.
Businesses score with fantasy football
WAUKESHA - Fantasy football has seen an extraordinary amount of growth in popularity recently, and some area businesses have made efforts to cash in on the lucrative business.
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.
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