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

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

Residential development boom in Lisbon 05-04-2019
TOWN OF LISBON — A growing economy and a string of coincidences have triggered a residential development and home building boom in Lisbon.
Storage Battery Systems opens new Dallas branch 05-04-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Storage Battery Systems, LLC announced it’s opened a new full-service stocking branch that serves the Greater Dallas area in April.
Milwaukee ranked as one of most affordable markets in U.S. 05-04-2019
WAUKESHA — Milwaukee homeowners can rest assured that they are getting the best bang for their buck.
Hiring surge lifts economy - and Trump's re-election chances 05-03-2019
NEW YORK — "I'll be running on the economy," President Donald Trump declared on Friday. And why wouldn't he?
Workers allege racism at Harley-Davidson plant in Missouri 05-03-2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several current and former black employees at the Harley-Davidson plant in Kansas City say minorities there have faced harassment that included nooses and swastikas on the walls and in bathrooms and frequent racial slurs.
Unemployment hits 49-year low as US employers step up hiring 05-03-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and anticipate strong customer demand.
A modern form of art 05-03-2019
JACKSON — Fun is the foundation of a new tattoo shop coming to Jackson, by village native and industry professional Rich Mooney.
Jason Industries: 1Q earnings snapshot
MILWAUKEE — Jason Industries Inc. (JASN) on Thursday reported a loss of $6.1 million in its first quarter.
Generac Holdings: 1Q earnings snapshot 05-03-2019
WAUKESHA — Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $44.9 million.
The lost art of the pen 05-03-2019
WEST BEND — Brad Bodart doesn’t collect pens — he finds them new homes.
Foxconn CEO meets with Trump, Wisconsin governor
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group leader Terry Gou met privately with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for the first time on Thursday, a day after Gou recommitted to a massive project in the state following a White House meeting with President Donald Trump.
Rogers Madison facility to offer services for adolescents
Children and adolescents seeking mental health treatment will have a new option in Madison now that Rogers Behavioral Health announced it will offer those services in the state’s capital.
Rogers opening new location, changing current facility
DELAFIELD — Rogers Hospital of Summit is converting its 24 bed facility on Delafield’s northwest side to exclusively treat adult eating disorders.
MECCA Sports Bar officially opens Friday in Entertainment Block 05-02-2019
MILWAUKEE — The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill, in the Entertainment Block adjacent to Fiserv Forum, will hold its grand opening on Friday.
Fiserv Plaza emerging as entertainment force 05-02-2019
From a green-dyed Milwaukee River to fans from all over the state and country crowding around Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee is riding the wave of the Bucks’ successful season — and hoping the team wins the championship trophy.
Physicians Realty Trust: 1Q Earnings Snapshot 05-02-2019
MILWAUKEE — Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations.
Renner appealing decision on WaterView Condominiums
OCONOMOWOC — After hearing examiner John Fuchs’ decision to deny the proposed Water-View Condominiums at 517 N. Lake Road in March, Peter Renner and his attorney Don Murn have decided to appeal the decision.
Sorrento House to replace Mama Mia’s in Wales 05-02-2019
WALES — The Mama Mia’s restaurant in Wales will bake the last loaf of its beloved garlic bread come Friday when the business closes, but a new Italian-style restaurant will take its place.
Fed foresees no rate hikes amid unusually low inflation 05-01-2019
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no rate hikes are likely in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation.
Road work forces change at Bilda’s Friess Lake Pub 05-01-2019
RICHFIELD — This summer a project to reconstruct and improve more than seven miles of Highway 164 in the village will also cause major entrance and parking changes for a long-time business adjacent to the intersection of the highway and Holy Hill Road.
LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin to close, lay off 171 05-01-2019
WAUKESHA — LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin in Waukesha will lay off 171 workers after it closes its doors indefinitely.
German couple to open authentic German bakery 05-01-2019
OKAUCHEE — Baker Meister, an authentic German bakery, is set to open its doors at N51-W34922 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Okauchee on May 10 to offer consumers a slew of fresh baked goods
A.O. Smith reports profit of $89.3M 05-01-2019
MILWAUKEE — A.O. Smith Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $89.3 million.
Oshkosh Corp. reports earnings of $128.5M
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $128.5 million.
Fiserv reports 1Q earnings of $225M 05-01-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $225 million.
Quad/Graphics sales increased 3.8% during first quarter 05-01-2019
SUSSEX — While net sales increased 3.8% during the first quarter for Quad/Graphics, Inc., the value of stocks decreased $0.45 per share, as compared to a loss of $3.5 million, or $0.07 per share, in 2018.
Briggs & Stratton develops RV generator
MILWAUKEE — In a response to RV enthusiast complaints about noisy onboard generators, Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton has created a generator that is efficient and quieter.
M-T lunch pairs young professionals, mentors 04-30-2019
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group has organized a luncheon to connect young professionals with experienced mentors.
Grafton Target to get makeover 04-30-2019
GRAFTON — The Target store in Grafton will be undergoing a significant remodeling that will be completed by this summer.
Traveling over Yonder 04-30-2019
GRAFTON — Maureen Schommer loves to travel. She loves to chat about travel and she has the experience to help clients maximize their travel experiences.
Mama Mia’s closing after 17 years in Wales 04-30-2019
WALES — Nothing brings the community together like breaking bread at the dinner table, so with Mama Mia’s announcing Sunday that the Wales location will be closing at the end of the week, the village will be losing a longstanding part of their family.
Lights for the night 04-30-2019
GERMANTOWN - A local business is aiming to make the roads safer for motorcyclists with a new series of state-of-the art lights.
With inflation tame, U.S. consumer spending surges 0.9% in March 04-29-2019
U.S. consumer spending surged 0.9% in March, the biggest gain in nearly a decade, as inflation pressures remain nonexistent.
Germantown grows with two new residential developments 04-28-2019
WEST BEND — Two new subdivisions are coming to Germantown, bringing residential growth in an expansion of the village.
Shindigs to host Hartford grand opening 04-28-2019
HARTFORD — After one year of retirement Bill and Susan Gessert decided that wasn’t the type of life they wanted to lead. After 42 years of living in Florida they decided to move back to Wisconsin to be nearer to relatives and to open a new business.
101 Mobility celebrates grand opening at new Delafield location 04-28-2019
DELAFIELD — 101 Mobility, a mobility equipment supplier, will be relocating to Delafield and will be celebrating their grand opening in May.
Delafield development may be changed 04-28-2019
DELAFIELD — In order to gain city approval, Hendricks Commercial Properties of Beloit will probably have to change its plans to build two four-story commercial buildings in the downtown business district on the corner of Genesee and Main streets.
US economy grew at strong 3.2% rate in first quarter 04-26-2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown.
Richfield Kwik Trip construction to start in July 04-26-2019
RICHFIELD — A spokesman for Kwik Trip Inc. has announced construction of the company’s new multi-million dollar store in the village will begin July 15.
WEC Energy Group reports 1Q earnings 04-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — WEC Energy Group Inc. (WEC) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $420.4 million.
Rockwell reports $346 million 2Q earnings 04-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $346 million.
$425,000 to kick-start athletic projects 04-26-2019
GRAFTON — The Grafton School District is set to receive a major influx of funding for its athletic facilities.
Marcus Corp. reports difficult first quarter
MILWAUKEE — An underwhelming lineup of movies and the costs associated with acquiring another company during the first quarter negatively affected Marcus Theatres, in turn impacting its parent company, Milwaukee-based The Marcus Corp., which CEO Gregory Marcus described as “challenging” Thursday.
Downtown Pewaukee businesses reveal plans for more outdoor seating 04-26-2019
PEWAUKEE — Three businesses along the Pewaukee lakefront are seeking approval to expand their outdoor seating space during the summer.
Safety board urges updates to study after Superior refinery explosion 04-25-2019
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board wants federal regulators to re-examine a 1993 study on hydrofluoric acid after an explosion at a Superior oil refinery last year.
Harbor Homes unveils 'affordable housing' designs 04-25-2019
SUMMIT — Harbor Homes held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning to introduce its new “affordable new home concept” at The Villas at Lake Country Village.
La Belle Legacy owner to retire 04-25-2019
OCONOMOWOC — After eight years of owning a downtown business, La Belle Legacy owner Jean Niebler is calling it a career and deciding to retire to see more of her family.
Metro Milwaukee unemployment at 3.2% 04-25-2019
WAUKESHA — Unemployment remained at 3.2% in March for the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties area.
Public funeral services planned for Bartolotta on Saturday
MILWAUKEE — A funeral service for Milwaukee restaurateur Joe Bartolotta has been announced for Saturday at the Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee.
Santorini Grill rounds out Mequon Public Market 04-25-2019
MEQUON — Santorini Grill, featuring authentic homemade Greek cuisine, will complete the restaurant offerings at Mequon Public Market in Spur 16.
Foxconn says it’s looking for ‘flexibility’ with Wisconsin
MADISON — Foxconn Technology Group insists it remains committed to a $10 billion project in Wisconsin that employs up to 13,000 people, while saying it is also looking for ‘‘flexibility’’ in the deal struck with much fanfare in 2017 and heralded by President Donald Trump as the ‘‘eighth wonder of the world.’
Delafield Plan Commission meeting draws 125 attendees
DELAFIELD — A proposal to build two four-story commercial buildings in the downtown business district attracted about 125 people to a Plan Commission meeting Wednesday night that included two hours of citizens’ comments about the plan.
Richfield tables possible liquor license deal with Lisbon 04-24-2019
RICHFIELD — Village trustees have agreed to table until next month possible action on a deal involving transferring a liquor license from the nearby Town of Lisbon to Richfield to be used by a village business.
Cornerstone to expand restaurant to Main Street 04-24-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Cornerstone Sports Pub and Eatery has announced plans to triple the size of its restaurant as it plans to renovate the second floor into a banquet space and bump out the first floor to create a bigger dining room and have a presence on Main Street.
Mortenson Kim and Raidious complete integration 04-24-2019
MILWAUKEE — MKR has been selected as the name for the combined Mortenson Kim, a full-service creative and media agency, and Raidious, a content and social media agency.
All Kohl’s stores to offer Amazon return services 04-24-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Every Kohl’s location across the country will now offer free, convenient, unpackaged returns for Amazon customers starting in July.
Joe Bartolotta dies at age 60 04-24-2019
WAUKESHA — Acclaimed restauranteur Joe Bartolotta, who elevated dining in Milwaukee, died at age 60 on Monday.
Evers: Foxconn proposed renegotiating Wisconsin deal
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a letter his office released Tuesday that Foxconn Technology Group approached the state last month about wanting to renegotiate its contract for a project that could yield the global electronics giant more than $4 billion in state and local tax credits.
Downtown development debate in Delafield 04-23-2019
DELAFIELD — Webster’s Dictionary defines transforming as “to alter markedly the appearance or form” or “to change the nature, function or condition.”
Harley-Davidson tops estimates, but sales decline 04-23-2019
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson reported a decline in motorcycles sales in the U.S. and abroad as it continues to adapt to an aging clientele while navigating the costs of higher tariffs on its motorcycles shipped overseas.
Spur 16 blooming 04-23-2019
MEQUON — As crocuses and daffodils poke their noses from the thawing soil, Spur 16 also is slowly coming to life this spring.
Partnership Bank merger receives regulatory approvals
MANITOWOC — Bank First National Corp., the holding company for Bank First N.A., recently received approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve and the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions to merge with Cedarburg-based Partnership Community Bancshares Inc., parent company of Partnership Bank, into Bank First.
Silverspot Cinema to open in mid-June at The Corners 04-23-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Boutique movie theater Silverspot Cinema announced Monday it will open in The Corners in mid-June.
Little Swiss Clock Shop to close 04-23-2019
WAUKESHA — It’s hard to picture downtown Waukesha without the Little Swiss Clock Shop with its assortment of timepieces and the big yellow plush bear greeting customers at the door, but unfortunately, that day has come as owner Karen White announced she will close the store after 51 years.
Trustees approve Maple Centre development 04-22-2019
MUKWONAGO — Soon after new Village Board members were sworn in at a meeting Wednesday, there was a unanimous vote to approve the Maple Centre, which is a mixed-use development led by Tereonomy Builders, Inc.
Insurance company celebrates 125 years in West Bend
WEST BEND — West Bend Mutual Insurance is celebrating 125 years of service to the West Bend community, employing and serving residents from the city and throughout the county.
Developer seeks feedback on proposed 48-unit Summit Avenue development
WAUKESHA — Before Bielinski Homes, Inc. will proceed with a proposal for a 48-unit residential development on a little more than 4 acres of land on Summit Avenue, the company is seeking the feedback of the Waukesha Plan Commission, which it’s scheduled to give Wednesday.
Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls 04-19-2019
DETROIT — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
Twenty years of great craft beers and more 04-19-2019
DELAFIELD — It’s been 20 years since the first craft beer was poured at the Delafield Brewhaus.
U.S. Bank will overhaul branch network, trim up to 15 percent 04-19-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Bank will close more than 300 branches over the next two years, executives said.
Donut Squad brings specialty doughnuts to Waukesha 04-19-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s newest doughnut slinger known as the “Donut Squad” has hit the downtown streets after the business had a soft opening on April 12.
Snap-On had earnings of $177.9 million in 1Q 04-19-2019
KENOSHA — Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $177.9 million.
ManpowerGroup reports 1Q income of $53.5 million 04-19-2019
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $53.5 million.
March retail sales gains 'very encouraging' 04-19-2019
WASHINGTON — Retail sales were up 1 percent in March, seasonally adjusted from February and up 0.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to a National Retail Federation report on Thursday.
Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis 04-18-2019
BAUTA, Cuba — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs.
Wisconsin unemployment remains at 2.9 percent in March
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent for the second month in a row.
Apartment building coming to Thurow Drive 04-18-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A new apartment building coming to Thurow Drive, on top of the hill between the water tower and Highway 16 in Oconomowoc, is scheduled to be finished in February 2020.
Moboevo looks to bring next generation transportation to Lake Country 04-18-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Co-founders Dan Hutter and Mark Radler are looking to change the way people get around Oconomowoc, either to bike around the lakes or to maneuver the lakes themselves, with their new company Moboevo, 127 N. Main St.
CBD craze comes to Oconomowoc
OCONOMOWOC — It’s been no secret that cannabidiol, more popularly known as CBD, has been a booming industry ever since Wisconsin passed its law in 2017 to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp, which is a cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC.
Future of former Niphos Plating site debated in Slinger 04-18-2019
SLINGER — The future of the site of the former Niphos Plating Company could be decided in the near future.
Majority of MMAC members expect increased sales in 2Q
MILWAUKEE — The second quarter is expected to be a good period for 66 percent of businesses surveyed by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, which said they anticipate sales to increase in the second quarter.
Badger Meter to supply Colorado city with ‘smart water’ technologies 04-18-2019
MILWAUKEE — Badger Meter, Inc. will supply its next generation ORION Cellular smart water communication endpoints to Aurora Water in Colorado.
Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid 04-17-2019
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Terry Gou, chairman of the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apple's iPhones, said Wednesday he intends to run for president of Taiwan, bringing his pro-business and China-friendly policies to what is expected to be a crowded field for next year's election.
>>Evers says 13,000 Foxconn jobs is 'unrealistic'; wants to renegotiate contract
Summer sheep could be coming to Sunburst Ski Hill 04-17-2019
TOWN OF KEWASKUM — Sunburst Ski Hill may get some surprise summer visitors and tasty treats if the final plans are approved next month.
Full Spectrum to open second CBD store in Whitefish Bay
WAUKESHA — Full Spectrum Holistic Healing in Waukesha is opening a second location in Whitefish Bay, four months after the owners opened their first location at 300 W. Main St.
New pizza joint, MOD Pizza, headed to Pewaukee 04-17-2019
PEWAUKEE — International pizza chain MOD Pizza is headed to Pewaukee after the Plan Commission approved its application for a restaurant at The Shoppes at Meadow Ridge development, 1450 Capitol Drive.
Harley-Davidson teams with local trade schools for 'Battle Of The Kings' 04-16-2019
MILWAUKEE — For the first time, local trade school students partnered with Harley-Davidson dealers for a unique, real-world training opportunity: helping build cool custom motorcycles in the “Battle of the Kings” competition.
Just drive! 04-16-2019
MEQUON — For the last 10 years, Mequon residents Larry and Debra Newell have operated Just drive, a business that offers driver education courses.
Grafton restaurants continue outdoor patio lease 04-16-2019
GRAFTON — Atlas BBQ and Lobo’s Place will continue to operate their outdoor patios, and provide public Wi-Fi.
Officials to file new appeal in landfill fight 04-16-2019
RICHFIELD — The legal battle continues over the opening of a clean-fill landfill in the village.
Bliffert Lumber & Hardware to open Germantown location
MILWAUKEE — Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, a family- owned and operated company that has been in the Milwaukee area since the late 1800s, announced Monday the future location of a new store.
Plans revealed for $100M development along interstate
BIG BEND — Village President James Soneberg revealed plans Thursday for a multi-million-dollar development in Big Bend with the hope that Village Board members and the incoming president will carry on the project.
Walmart to invest $60.9 million in Wisconsin stores 04-14-2019
MILWAUKEE — Many retailers are implementing alternative services to provide customers to stay viable, and Walmart is no different, opting to invest $60.9 million this year in 11 of its Wisconsin stores, including in Pewaukee, Mukwonago, Germantown, Watertown and Greenfield.
Foxconn buys building across street from Wisconsin Capitol 04-12-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group has purchased a building directly across the street from Wisconsin's state Capitol in downtown Madison.
Inmar to close Milwaukee facility, lay off 265 workers 04-12-2019
MILWAUKEE — When the Inmar facility at 6101 N. 64th St. is closed this summer, 265 employees will lose their jobs.
Home sales decline 15.4% in March
WAUKESHA — The real estate market took a hard hit in March across the metro Milwaukee region with all four counties having a reduction in sales compared with one year ago.
Milwaukee seeks to raze Northridge Mall
MILWAUKEE — While Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Thursday that Northridge Mall has long been “near and dear to his heart,” its state of disrepair has become a hazard to the community and he wants it razed.
Waukesha wine house may open location in downtown Pewaukee 04-12-2019
PEWAUKEE — Pewaukee’s downtown could have a little more flavor this summer as Spring City Wine House in Waukesha might open a location in the Beachscape condominium development on Wisconsin Avenue.
Maple Centre moves ahead with Plan Commission approval 04-12-2019
MUKWONAGO — Developer Teronomy Builders, Inc. revealed detailed plans for their mixed-use development, which will be built on the southside of Mukwonago.
Agriculture report shows fewer but larger farms in US
DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest Census of Agriculture shows the number of farms and ranches in the U.S. has fallen but the remaining operations are larger and are responsible for a higher percentage of agricultural sales.
Cedarburg food truck ordinance updated 04-11-2019
CEDARBURG — Though it’s only been two years since the city of Cedarburg created its food truck ordinance, it quickly became clear that, as written, the process was a bit cumbersome for applicants.
Construction of single-family homes on the rise in Hartford 04-11-2019
HARTFORD — Proof that the city is one of the fastest growing communities in the state is in the numbers.
Kohl’s partnering with Olsen twin brand of clothing 04-11-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s has announced an exclusive partnership with the famous founders of the Elizabeth and James brand — Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
MOD Pizza plans move to Pewaukee 04-10-2019
PEWAUKEE — MOD Pizza could move into the Shoppes at Meadow Ridge development at 1450 Capitol Drive as Plan Commission members prepare to discuss their tenancy at a meeting Thursday night.
Zilber to develop two industrial facilities in Germantown
GERMANTOWN — Zilber Property Group plans to build two speculative industrial facilities in Germantown that would total more than 400,000 square feet.
Wisconn Valley Way construction to start this month 04-10-2019
MOUNT PLEASANT — On Tuesday, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Racine County and Mount Pleasant village officials announced that the Wisconn Valley Way road construction project will begin next week and open by the end of 2019.
Clean energy employs 76,383 in Wisconsin 04-10-2019
WAUKESHA — The number of clean energy industry jobs continues to grow in Wisconsin, with an additional 1,786 jobs created in 2018, according to data released Tuesday by the Clean Energy Trust and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).
Vionic Store to open in Brookfield 04-10-2019
BROOKFIELD — Stan’s Fit For Your Feet will open a Vionic Store in Brookfield on Thursday.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly to buy Klotz’s
WEST BEND — Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly announced Tuesday that it will acquire Klotz’s Piggly Wiggly, 2575 E. Washington St., West Bend.
Bank of America is raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour 04-09-2019
Bank of America is raising its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, starting with a hike next month.
Dairy safety net program expected in June 04-09-2019
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The federal Farm Service Agency says a program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June.
Shopko workers have state resources 04-09-2019
MADISON — The state Department of Workforce Development received a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice March 28 from Shopko Stores Operating Co., according to a news release from the state DWD.
CBD dispensary store plans hit snag
CEDARBURG — Plans for a second location for Erth Dispensary, a store selling cannabinoid products, have hit a bit of a snag.
Bartolotta Restaurants to operate McKinley Marina restaurant 04-09-2019
MILWAUKEE — The Bartolotta Restaurants announced Monday it is discussing the opportunity to assume operations of the McKinley Marina Roundhouse with Milwaukee County.
A.O. Smith acquires water treatment solutions provider
MILWAUKEE — Water technology company A. O. Smith Corp. announced it has acquired Water-Right, Inc., a Wisconsin-based water treatment company, for $107 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments.
Village Board denies Walgreen’s excessive assessment claim 04-09-2019
PEWAUKEE — Thousands of tax dollars are on the line for Pewaukee residents as Walgreens pursues a major reassement of their property at 1441 Capitol Drive.
Luxury condos expected to come to downtown Delafield 04-09-2019
DELAFIELD — A small but ultra high-end condominium complex near the intersection of Main and Wells streets on the west end of the downtown business district is expected to be approved by the Common Council, perhaps this month.
Go back in time at the M & M Restaurant
SUSSEX — The sign on the door entering the M & M Restaurant on Main Street helps describe the “old school” philosophy of its owners.
Metro Milwaukee economy improved in February 04-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — A slight majority of economic indicators improved in February, indicating a better economy, according to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
More charges filed against Roadrunner executives 04-06-2019
Peter Armbruster, the former chief financial officer of Cudahy-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc., was charged in a superseding indictment unsealed in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for his alleged role in a complex securities and accounting fraud scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $245 million in shareholder value.
Reaching for the sky 04-05-2019
PEWAUKEE — A crane looms over downtown Pewaukee as workers construct the Beachscape condominiums at 145 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Hiring rebounds as US employers add a solid 196,000 jobs 04-05-2019
WASHINGTON — Hiring rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing.
Holy Hill refreshes cafeteria 04-05-2019
TOWN OF ERIN — Managing the Holy Hill Café is going to be one of the biggest challenges that Karen Arndt, 46, of Oconomowoc has faced in her culinary career.
Company chosen to develop former strip mall site 04-05-2019 WAUKESHA — A vacant site across from City Hall will once again be full of life.
Target raising its minimum wage to $13 from $12 04-04-2019
MINNEAPOLIS - Target is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers for the third time in less than two years.
Wisconsin Harley-Davidson to purchase New Berlin dealership 04-04-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Two area Harley-Davidson dealerships will soon join forces.
Brandywine plan expands, changes outdoor seating 04-04-2019
CEDARBURG — As with any new restaurant venture, it takes some time to see what will work and what doesn’t.
That Taco Guy to return to downtown Cedarburg 04-04-2019
CEDARBURG — Warmer weather is coming, and here’s proof: the Cedarburg Plan Commission Monday re-approved That Taco Guy’s request to locate its mobile food truck in downtown Cedarburg this summer.
Metalcraft plans West Bend factory expansion 04-04-2019
WEST BEND — A local manufacturer could expand its West Bend factory after the city’s Plan Commission on Wednesday green-lighted a few key items tied to the proposed 25,000-square-foot facility addition.
Kwik Trip proposes new West Bend store, gas station 04-04-2019
WEST BEND — Kwik Trip is planning to break ground on a new south-side gas station and convenience store next year.
City annexes future industrial land 04-04-2019
WEST BEND — The city just got a little bigger.
Delafield development plan triggers debate 04-04-2019
DELAFIELD — A Beloit development company’s plan to build two four-story commercial buildings at the intersection of Genesee and Main streets is likely to trigger another debate over the direction of economic development in the city.
Herzing plans to start offering classes in new facility in fall 04-04-2019
BROOKFIELD — Brookfield Square continues to find new ways to reinvent itself from the traditional mall with everything from anchor stores to an entertainment complex.
Veterinary clinic to expand, offering luxury pet resort 04-04-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Brook-Falls Veterinary Clinic in Menomonee Falls is expanding its facility to include a 12,000-square-foot luxury pet resort at N48-W1480 W. Lisbon Road.
High prices, interest rates push 1Q US auto sales down 2% 04-03-2019
DETROIT — Automobile sales in the U.S. fell 2% in the first quarter, another sign the nation's economy is starting to slow.
Monches Farm to close retail location
TOWN OF ERIN — After being in business just short of 40 years, the owners of Monches Farm have announced the business will be closing for good on June 30.
Wilo USA to consolidate facilities to Cedarburg 04-03-2019
CEDARBURG — It’s hard to deny that the $100,000 donation from Weil Pump and Scot Pump is not just an investment in the future of Cedarburg’s students, but also in helping to create a deeper talent pool for their local business operations.
Struggling dairy farmers push for control of milk supply
JAY, Vt. — Some dairy farmers advocated Tuesday for controlling the supply of milk to increase prices as producers and officials discussed how to support the struggling industry at a two-day summit.
Harley steelworkers reject, machinists accept contracts
MILWAUKEE — Steelworkers at Harley-Davidson have overwhelmingly rejected a new contract offer, while machinists have accepted a deal.
SC Johnson plans to power Racine HQ with geothermal energy 04-02-2019
RACINE — In a move to operate with cleaner, renewable energy sources, SC Johnson announced Monday that it plans to use geothermal energy to power its Racine headquarters.
Jason Industries acquires Schaffner 04-02-2019
MILWAUKEE — Jason Industries, Inc. announced Monday it has acquired Schaffner Manufacturing Company, Inc., a North American manufacturer of high-quality polishing and finishing products, in an all-cash transaction valued at $11 million.
Marcus Theatres switch brands for Brookfield Square theater 04-02-2019
BROOKFIELD — Marcus Theatres announced it will bring its newest brand Movie Tavern to Brookfield Square mall, which had been the intended site for a Marcus Theatre BistroPlex.
US retail sales declined 0.2 percent in February 04-01-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales fell in February, as consumers pulled back their spending on building materials, groceries, furniture, electronics and clothing amid signs of a slowing economy.
Village continues to grow; referendum one of the factors 03-31-2019
JACKSON — Another sizable construction project is coming to Jackson after a 72-unit apartment complex received the thumbs-up from village officials.
George Webb launches baseball burger promotion 03-29-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — To coincide with the Brewers Opening Day, George Webb Restaurants is bringing back a fan favorite promotion — 5 for $5.
'North Forty' development approved after two-year process 03-29-2019
HARTLAND — A subdivision proposed by Neumann Developments known as The Glen at Overlook Trails, which was approved at a Village Board meeting Monday night, could generate $109,900 in tax revenue, estimates suggest.
3 metro Milwaukee subcontractors hired by Foxconn 03-29-2019
MILWAUKEE — Three of the five subcontractors hired by Foxconn Technology Group announced Thursday are from Waukesha County.
Unemployment declines in all state’s major cities 03-29-2019
WAUKESHA — The number of people unemployed declined in all of Wisconsin’s 33 largest cities in February, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Badger Truck Center changes name 03-28-2019
MILWAUKEE — Badger Truck Center, a second-generation, family-owned commercial truck dealership, announced Wednesday it has changed its name to Badger Truck and Automotive Group, Inc. to better reflect the company’s diversified business.
Developers pitch second phase of Clearwater Apartments
WAUKESHA — A developer has applied to the city to construct an addition to the Clearwater Apartments complex on the city’s far southwest side.
Ayres celebrates role in Project of Year 03-28-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Ayres Associates is proud of the role it played in the repairs of U.S. 34 corridor in Colorado, which was recognized recently by Engineering News-Record magazine as Project of the Year.
Wisconsin adds 4,500 tech jobs in 2018
MADISON — Technology is not the way of the future — it’s the here and now. And Wisconsin is doing well attracting employees to fill technology-related employment.
WaterView Condominiums denied by hearing examiner
OCONOMOWOC — Architectural Commission Hearing Examiner John Fuchs has submitted his report to the city in which he has concluded that the WaterView Condominiums project is denied.
NEWaukee partners with Milwaukee craft breweries for events 03-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — NEWaukee has entered an annual strategic partnership with six Milwaukee craft breweries: Eagle Park Brewing Company, Gathering Place Brewing, Milwaukee Brewing Company, MobCraft Beer, Sprecher Brewing Company and Third Space Brewing.
Marcus Investments buys shopping center 03-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Berengaria, a portfolio company of Marcus Investments, has acquired The Shoppes at North Village, a retail center in St. Joseph, Mo.
Park Bank launches new website 03-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Park Bank has unveiled a new website to make it simple for users to find important information and banking tools.
Mequon’s Express Employment celebrates 15th anniversary 03-26-2019
MEQUON — The Mequon and Jackson Express Employment Professionals offices marked their 15th anniversary in February, according to owner Terry Schacht.
West Bend Commons Task Force aims to encourage entrepreneurs 03-26-2019
WEST BEND — The West Bend Commons Task Force met Monday to prepare updates for a meeting next week.
GoPak leases manufacturing space in Delafield 03-26-2019
DELAFIELD — GoPak, LLC announced it has leased 10,000 square feet of industrial manufacturing space at 206 Enterprise Road in Delafield.
Amazon to receive WEDC tax credits for Oak Creek project 03-26-2019
OAK CREEK — Amazon will be the recipient of up to $7.5 million in tax credits for job creation and capital investment for the facility it plans to build in Oak Creek.
Plan Commission to discuss proposed hotel 03-24-2019
WAUKESHA — A proposal from Oconomowoc-based contractor MSI General to construct a 95-room hotel off Meadow Lane on the city’s far north side will receive its first vetting from the city Plan Commission on Wednesday.
Survey: Americans will spend more at businesses with clean bathrooms 03-22-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Nothing is more of a shopping or eating turnoff than a dirty bathroom. In fact, 52 percent of people who responded to a survey conducted by Menomonee Falls-based Bradley Corp. said they’d likely spend more money at a business with a well-maintained bathroom.
Actuant reports 2Q income 03-22-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $2.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Lands’ End reports 4Q profit of $16.2 million 03-22-2019
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $16.2 million.
MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup ads 03-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — MillerCoors has filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch, saying its St. Louis-based rival wants to "frighten" people away from Miller Lite and Coors Light by claiming those beers have corn syrup.
Wisconsin unemployment drops to 2.9 percent in February 03-21-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to 2.9 percent after five straight months at 3 percent.
Developer, citizens voice arguments on condominium project  03-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Developer Peter Renner and citizens of Oconomowoc, along with their representatives, gave their opinions Wednesday night about why a hearing examiner should vote in their favor for the legality of the WaterView Condominium project proposed for 517525 N. Lake Road.
CBD dispensary to open in Cedarburg 03-21-2019
CEDARBURG — Jennifer Kawczynski said there’s an obvious reason why she and her family chose Cedarburg as the second location for Erth Dispensary, a business focused on cannabidiol and hemp-based products.
West Bend senior living complex plans restaurant renovations 03-21-2019
WEST BEND — Cedar Community, a West Bend-based assisted and independent living complex for seniors 55 and older, has announced plans to renovate its Top of the Ridge restaurant.
Museum of Wisconsin Art to open gallery in new Milwaukee hotel 03-21-2019
WEST BEND — A boutique Milwaukee hotel with a flair for the creative is getting an artistic leg-up from a West Bend museum.
Evers wants to raise state unemployment benefits 03-21-2019
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers wants to boost Wisconsin’s unemployment benefits and eliminate some requirements to qualify for them.
CasTech to close in West Allis 03-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — CasTech, Inc. plans to close its West Allis foundry operations, resulting in four people losing their jobs, according to information sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday.
Motor Castings to close Milwaukee facility 03-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — Motor Castings Company notified the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday it will close its location on 65th Street in Milwaukee, resulting in 113 people losing their jobs.
Milwaukee area economy had sluggish start in January
MILWAUKEE — The monthly report from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce showed that the area’s economy had a slow start in January with 11 of the 23 economic indicators moving in a positive direction.
Cremation rates on the rise 03-21-2019
BROOKFIELD — Driven by factors like economic and environmental concerns, flexibility of options and changing religious requirements, cremation is on the rise.
Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases.
Celebrating women in business 03-20-2019
WEST BEND — Celebrating women in business and raising awareness of their presence in West Bend is the theme of a Thursday afternoon open house.
Students hit the pavement to learn about businesses 03-20-2019
WEST BEND — West Bend High Schools students visited several local businesses Tuesday as part of a service industry learning day.
The Lash Lounge to open in The Corners 03-20-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Another first-to-Wisconsin business will be opening in The Corners of Brookfield — The Lash Lounge.
Trek unveils new helmet technology 03-20-2019
WAUKESHA — New helmets unveiled Tuesday by Waterloo-based Trek were made with technology to prevent concussions from common cycling accidents.
Judge rejects DNR permit for new Kohler Company golf course 03-19-2019
MADISON, Wis. — An administrative law judge has invalided a key environmental permit for the Kohler Company's new luxury golf course along Lake Michigan in Sheboygan County.
Grafton YPs showcase businesses 03-19-2019
GRAFTON — The Young Professionals group in Grafton grew from a desire by the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce to find ways to recruit and retain millennials.
Young pros 03-19-2019
MEQUON — “Leadership in the pipeline.” That’s how the executive director of the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce views its expanding young professionals group.
Small-business owner starts anew with online directory 03-19-2019
CEDARBURG — As a longtime small business owner who sells her jewelry inventory online, Patty Gallun Hansen’s frustration had reached a breaking point.
Art’s Cameras named Dealer of the Year 03-19-2019
WAUKESHA — When Tony Miresse was a teenager working in his father’s camera store, they were selling film and flash bulbs, listing equipment on 3 by 5 index cards, and shaking Polaroid film to create an image within a minute for passport photos.
United Heartland to offer insurance in more states 03-19-2019
NEW BERLIN — United Heartland, a national workers’ compensation insurance company, announced Monday it will offer workers’ compensation insurance in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Louisiana and the District of Columbia effective immediately.
European-style market coming to Mequon’s Spur 16 03-19-2019
MEQUON — A new retail concept titled Terrain that will offer a European-style market feel has been announced for Mequon’s Spur 16 development.
Wisconsin-based Shopko to close remaining stores in June 03-18-2019
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores plans to close its remaining 120 department stores by mid-June.
Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020 03-18-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group said Monday that its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be producing flat-screen panels by the end of 2020, with construction starting later this year.
Commission finally OKs subdivision map 03-17-2019
RICHFIELD — The developer of the proposed Highland Ridge subdivision had been trying for weeks to gain approval of a preliminary plat for the project.

WMC: workforce quantity, quality threaten growth 03-17-2019
WAUKESHA — A report released by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce say the double challenge of quality and amount of workforce in the state could threaten economic growth, especially future growth.

Firehouse Subs, Verizon Wireless likely coming to Silvernail and Grandview 03-16-2019
WAUKESHA — Firehouse Subs and Verizon Wireless are the latest businesses to express interest in locating at a new strip mall at the corner of North Grandview Boulevard and Silvernail Road, according to city planning staff.
Closure of TIF #14, storage ordinance on tap for council
WAUKESHA — When aldermen head to their Common Council meeting on Tuesday, they will be asked to consider two land use proposals from their fellow council members.
Carroll University team moves on in Foxconn competition
WAUKESHA — A group of Carroll University students and a faculty member are moving to the next round of the Foxconn Technology Group’s Smart Cities/Smart Future competition.
Jackson is growing 03-15-2019
JACKSON — The village of Jackson has experienced notable growth both residentially and commercially, a trend that is not slowing down, according to the village administrator.
Lisbon signs Lied’s deal with developers 03-15-2019
TOWN OF LISBON —The Town Board Thursday night approved the first step in a development plan that could lead to a $9.5 million, 175,000-square-foot, commercial building built on a portion of the former Lied’s Nursery Company land near the intersection of Town Line Road and Main Street, Sussex.
Pewaukee Chick-fil-A open for business
PEWAUKEE — A downpour of rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning didn’t dampen the celebration for guests awaiting the grand opening of the new Pewaukee Chick-fil-A, located at 1454 Capitol Drive.
Tailored Label Products acquires Jaymar 03-15-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Manufacturer Tailored Label Products, Inc. announced Thursday it has acquired Jaymar Screen Printers of DePere.
Generac acquires company to accelerate its connectivity strategy 03-15-2019
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings announced it has acquired Neurio Technology Inc., a company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Bringing the lake inside 03-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Mike Bertrand’s new restaurant Lago Su Bella is now open for business. His authentic Italian restaurant on the shore of Lac La Belle in Eagles Landing opened for business on Tuesday.
WaterView condominium project hearing Wednesday 03-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Renner Architects, along with opponents of the proposed WaterView Condominium project at 517 N. Lake Road, will state their case of why, or why not, the project should be approved at a pubic hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Vegan eatery joins 5 Joints @ 5 Points 03-14-2019
WAUKESHA — There’s a new “joint” at downtown Waukesha’s concept eatery 5 Joints @ 5 Points, 257 W. Broadway.
Ron’s Cozy Corner hosts grand reopening 03-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Ron’s Cozy Corner held its grand reopening on Sunday to thank everyone who helped new owner Rachel Ouellette get to where she is today.
'Those don’t fit Mequon' 03-14-2019
MEQUON — Developers of an Associated Bank planned for North Port Washington Road reached an impasse with the Mequon Planning Commission Monday over requests for signage.
Raising a pint for St. Paddy's 03-14-2019
TOWN OF ERIN — Bars and restaurants in the area are gearing up to celebrate the annual St. Patrick’s Day holiday, with an emphasis on the food, music and traditions of the Emerald Isle.
Retail sales recover in January 03-14-2019
WASHINGTON — Americans were spending money again in January after a dreary December for retailers, according to data from the National Retail Federation.
Metro Milwaukee unemployment rate up in January 03-14-2019
WAUKESHA — Despite adding 3,600 jobs from December to January, the unemployment rate for the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee- Washington county region rose 0.6 percent to 3.4 percent in January.
Kohler moving some of its work from Wisconsin to Mississippi 03-13-2019
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Small engine manufacturer Kohler Co. is eliminating 600 jobs in Wisconsin as it transfers some of its work to Mississippi but the affected workers are getting employment elsewhere in the company.
Tavern lobby: Hold private events after Evers’ decision
MADISON — Wisconsin’s powerful tavern lobby wants bars to hold events without liquor licenses after Gov. Tony Evers said wedding barns don’t need licenses.
Bartelt to open custom cabinetry division in April 03-13-2019
DELAFIELD — Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource announced it will launch a custom cabinetry division in April called Windham Hill Custom Cabinetry.
Kwik Trip stations carry Wisconsin-made energy drinks
WAUKESHA — A Wisconsin brand of low-calorie energy drinks are now being carried at Kwik Trip’s Midwest locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
Washington County home sales bring region’s average down 03-13-2019
WAUKESHA — Three of the four metropolitan Milwaukee counties saw their home sales go up in February compared to a year ago, except for Washington County.
Former restaurant slated as new site for gym 03-12-2019
CEDARBURG — It was once home to one of the first Chinese restaurants in Ozaukee County, but the building at W63 N143-145 Washington Ave. will soon start its next chapter as the new home for Anytime Fitness.
New tavern in Merton 03-12-2019
MERTON — A Waukesha sports complex manager and his father are planning to open a new tavern in the village’s historic downtown business district.
Culver’s restaurant celebrates 700 openings 03-12-2019
PRAIRIE DU SAC — The stretch of the Culver’s restaurant chain has reached far beyond Wisconsin to cities around the country.
Second Wahlburgers in state to open at end of year 03-12-2019
MILWAUKEE — The second location for the popular Wahlburgers restaurant in Wisconsin will be in Milwaukee’s Third Ward neighborhood and will open late 2019.
Legendary Whitetails under receivership 03-12-2019
SLINGER — Legendary Whitetails, known worldwide as a prestigious outfitter of hunters and others who enjoy the outdoors, is now under receivership.
Lieutenant governor talks economic development in Brookfield 03-10-2019
BROOKFIELD — In the words of Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, you either “fly or die.” That’s why he made a stop at Precast Engineering in Brookfield Friday afternoon to talk with local business owners and hear their thoughts on what can help Wisconsin create economic development, yield sustainable job growth and “fly.”
Cabela's set to reopen today, but cleanup remains after fire 03-09-2019
RICHFIELD - The Cabela’s outdoor, fishing and hunting store that’s been closed since last month following a damaging fire was expected to reopen this morning, a corporate spokeswoman said Friday.
Evers won't force wedding barns to get liquor licenses
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers' administration won't force wedding barns to obtain liquor licenses, his spokeswoman said Friday in a move that could defuse a lawsuit seeking to force state regulators to leave barn operators alone.
US wages rise by most in decade even as hiring tumbles
WASHINGTON — The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a surprise drop likely reflecting harsh weather and other temporary factors that led most economists to see the slowdown as a temporary blip.
Aurora Health Care’s $5M clinic to open Monday 03-08-2019
MUKWONAGO — The new $5 million Aurora Health Care clinic slated to open Monday will offer a model that eliminates wait times by allowing patients to check into their own rooms upon arrival.
Greenfield hospital to close, lay off 172 03-08-2019
GREENFIELD — Due to changes in the kinds of patients it can treat, Post Acute Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee, LLC announced Thursday it will close.
Wisconsin adds 4,900 non-farm jobs in January 03-08-2019
MADISON — In January, Wisconsin added 4,900 total non-farm jobs, according to data released Thursday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Subdivision gains approval in Merton 03-08-2019
MERTON — The developers of a 73-lot, high-end subdivision in the midst of Lake Country hope to break ground in mid- to late summer.
Mukwonago in talks with industrial park prospects 03-08-2019
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago could fill its industrial park with two more tenants in the near future after Village Board members engaged in a closed session discussion with an electronics manufacturer, as well as a builder at a special Village Board meeting Wednesday night.
REV Group had $518.7 million in 1Q 03-07-2019
MILWAUKEE — An increase in consolidated net sales for the REV Group, Inc.’s Commercial and Recreation segments in the first quarter helped the company achieve a 0.7 percent growth in sales compared to the first quarter last year.
Target’s new strategy pays off in largest sales bump since 2005 03-07-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is embracing the blur — and it paid off in its best full-year sales growth since 2005.
Cedarburg Trail condo project earns necessary approvals
CEDARBURG — Developer Greg James’ attendance at Plan Commission meetings during the past year has rivaled that of the Cedarburg Plan Commissioners, but that tenacity was rewarded Monday night as he finally received the two approvals he needed to move the project forward on Cedarburg’s south side.
Townhomes slated for Hickory Street 03-07-2019
GRAFTON — Local developer Robert Tillmann is onto his third Grafton development in barely a year, looking to build 18 townhomes at Hickory Street and North Green Bay Avenue.
Former Mutual Mall likely to be razed, says official 03-07-2019
WEST BEND — A strip mall building along South Main Street and near West Bend’s City Hall could meet the wrecking ball after a Milwaukee real estate developer agreed to buy the city-owned property for $500,000.
Baird celebrates 100 years of wealth management 03-07-2019
MILWAUKEE — For 100 years, Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management firm, has provided services to clients.
Cedarburg firm wins innovation award for sustainable furniture 03-07-2019
CEDARBURG — Amish Craftsmen Guild outdoor furniture company of Cedarburg was named the winner of Most Innovative Company at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, an annual event that honors the best of the best small-and medium-sized businesses around the world.
Brookfield Square Mall’s metamorphosis continues 03-07-2019
BROOKFIELD — Since its inception more than a half-century ago, Brookfield Square has been known as one of Waukesha County’s major shopping metropolises.
A record-breaking US trade deficit: Does it really matter?
WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit reached its highest sum ever last year, defying President Donald Trump's efforts and promises to shrink it through his economic policies.
DNR chief promises businesses consistent regulatory approach 03-06-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston Cole is assuring business leaders that the agency will work to create a consistent regulatory environment.
Administrator concludes home business operates within code 03-06-2019
KEWASKUM — Residents in Kewaskum have been bending the rules, or so some locals claim, which brought a couple issues to the table in the Kewaskum Village Board’s regularly scheduled meeting.
BLiNK Artisan Boutique to open permanent store at Mayfair Mall 03-06-2019
OCONOMOWOC — For almost seven years, artisans have been selling their creations at BLiNK Artisan Boutique in downtown Oconomowoc and occasionally in a pop-up store owner Lori Reed organized in Mayfair Mall.
Council approves seeking $500K Gehl redevelopment grant 03-06-2019
WEST BEND — The Common Council on Monday night approved seeking up to $500,000 in state grant funding to help spur improvements at a disused former manufacturing site near downtown.
Harley-Davidson buys maker of kids’ two-wheelers 03-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson, Inc. has acquired StaCyc, Inc., the maker of electric-powered two-wheelers for kids.
New way to Shop the Pig 03-06-2019
SHEBOYGAN — Piggly Wiggly Midwest, the grocery chain with more than 100 stores across Wisconsin and northern Illinois, announced Monday that it will begin offering same-day delivery services from nearly all its stores.
Hit the gym, then shop? Kohl's links up with Planet Fitness 03-05-2019
NEW YORK — Some shrunken Kohl's stores are getting a new neighbor: Planet Fitness gyms.
Milwaukee maker gets second order of ambulances for FDNY 03-05-2019
MILWAUKEE — Wheeled Coach, a manufacturer of emergency medical service vehicles, has received an order for 76 ambulances for the Fire Department of New York City that will be include environmental-friendly emission reduction technology in keeping with the FDNY Green initiative.
Ninth Avenue apartments take another step 03-05-2019
GRAFTON — A multibuilding apartment complex at Hickory Street and Ninth Avenue in Grafton continues to march toward reality.
Aldi store could get 2,440-square-foot addition 03-05-2019
WEST BEND — A West Bend grocer could expand if the city’s Plan Commission tonight green-lights a proposed 2,440-square-foot addition at Aldi.
Pewaukee Chick-fil-A to host campout party 03-05-2019
PEWAUKEE — The new Chick-fil-A opening in Pewaukee will continue the company’s 15-year tradition of hosting a First 100 Campout party before the store opening March 14.
Waukesha-based Risk Solutions acquired 03-05-2019
WAUKESHA — Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage, announced Monday it has acquired the assets of Waukesha-based Integrated Risk Solutions, Inc.
New Berlin Harley franchise faces $6.3M federal lawsuit 03-05-2019
NEW BERLIN — Iron Town, the New Berlin Harley-Davidson dealership and its partner motorcycle shop in Janesville, are defendants in a federal lawsuit that demands a total of $6.3 million in delinquent debts and asks merchandise sales from the businesses be stopped to prevent more losses to Harley-Davidson Credit Corp., a lending agency.
DATCP takes nearly 2,100 hemp grower applications 03-04-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin agriculture officials say they've seeing a dramatic increase in applications to grow and process hemp.
West Bend may seek $500K redevelopment grant 03-03-2019
WEST BEND — The city’s Common Council on Monday could approve the first step in seeking $500,000 in state funding to help redevelop a currently vacant former factory site on West Bend’s near east side.
Lands’ End remakes itself with independent stores 03-03-2019
DODGEVILLE — As specialty and department stores are closing by the hundreds and apparel sellers face stiff competition, at least one brand is scouting for new locations and envisioning a 75-store expansion over the next five years.
BBB extends awards deadline 03-02-2019
The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin has extended its application deadline for both the Wisconsin Torch Awards for Ethics and Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship to Friday.
Tomchek's Ace Hardware expands with second location 
WAUKESHA - Tomchek’s Ace Hardware, a Sunset Drive business since 1986, has grown, purchasing a second store located in Delavan.
Rockwell Automation to offer $1B in notes 03-01-2019
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation, Inc. has priced notes in an aggregate principal amount of $1 billion.
Ground broken for downtown Hartford apartment complex 03-01-2019
HARTFORD — Now the heavy lifting begins.
Taco Bell pitched for Grandview and Silvernail area 03-01-2019
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha could soon be getting another Taco Bell, this one on the city’s far north side.
Rogers revamps logo, brand for all sites
SUMMIT — Rogers Behavioral Health is undergoing a year-long initiative to rebrand itself as new programs open across the country in Minnesota, Florida, California and here in Wisconsin.
Gluten-free, low carb pizza company is back in business 02-28-2019
WAUKESHA — After losing its commercial kitchen space when Easter Seals shuttered its 505 Northview Road location, Boombalatti’s Pizza Company is back in business.
Delafield Chick-fil-A nears approval 02-28-2019
DELAFIELD — The developers of a proposed Chick-fil-A near the Interstate 94/Highway 83 interchange cleared a couple of major hurdles Wednesday night in their race to have the restaurant built at The Shoppes of Nagawaukee shopping center before Christmas.
Bar Louie opens today at Brookfield Square 02-28-2019
BROOKFIELD — Bar Louie, a new restaurant, opens at 11 a.m. today at Brookfield Square.
From T-shirts to pillowcases... 02-28-2019
MEQUON — Big Frog Custom T-shirts and More is a franchise new to Wisconsin. The business is located in Mequon in one of the islands in the Mequon Pavilion shops.
Company eyes Waukesha for Avid Hotel location 02-28-2019
WAUKESHA — InterContinental Hotel Group — the British hospitality company that operates Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Kimpton and other hotels — is eyeing Waukesha as a possible location for its newest brand: Avid Hotels.
Village Board shoots down boat tours on Pewaukee Lake
PEWAUKEE — A proposal from a business to offer ferry rides and boat tours around Pewaukee Lake was dead in the water following a Feb. 19 Village Board meeting.
Best Buy rings in a strong holiday, shares soar 02-27-2019
Best Buy Co. Inc. topped Wall Street forecasts for sales and profits in the fourth-quarter holiday period, sending shares up 11 percent in early trading.
Fed’s Powell predicts solid but slower growth in 2019 02-27-2019
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday the U.S. economy should keep expanding at a solid, though somewhat slower pace this year.
Corn Syrup War ends brewing truce
CHICAGO — The Corn Syrup War, launched with a snarky ad during this month’s Super Bowl, may have destroyed an uneasy alliance between Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors to reverse sliding beer sales with a broader industry campaign.
Watertown implement repair business destroyed by fire
WATERTOWN — Officials say a large fire at an implement repair business in Watertown caused about $1 million in damage.
WCTC to seek approval to expand industrial building 02-26-2019
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College, 800 Main St., is looking to expand the school’s “I Building,” or Industrial Building located near the center of campus.
Grafton-based SEEK Careers/Staffing acquires Minnesota-based temp agency 02-26-2019
GRAFTON — SEEK Careers/Staffing Inc., which has its headquarters in Grafton, has purchased a Minnesota temp agency, according to BizTimes.
Helping new moms 02-26-2019
CEDARBURG — Jessica Featherstone owns and operates Close to the Heart, a recent addition to Cedarburg’s list of retail shops. It caters to new mothers, whether they are having their first child or adding another child to their family.
Project adds parking in Town Center
MEQUON — Since the first phase of the Mequon Town Center opened nearly four years ago, an often-heard complaint is that it’s difficult to park there.
Meijer launches drug take-back program in all stores 02-26-2019
WEST BEND — Meijer announced last week it is launching a new Consumer Drug Take-Back Program, installing secure, in-store kiosks where customers can safely and properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at no cost.
Fiserv joins Financial Data Exchange as a sustaining board member 02-26-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc. announced Monday it was named a sustaining board member of the Financial Data Exchange (FDX), a nonprofit group formed to establish information sharing and security standards for the financial sector.
Chick-fil-A to open March 14 in Pewaukee 02-26-2019
PEWAUKEE — As the Chick-fil-A on Capitol Drive nears its March 14 grand opening, the restaurant is in the process of hiring 85 employees and Kyle Bartz has been named manager.
Developing strategy for downtown 02-24-2019
The Commons Task Force will meet Monday to continue to develop its strategy project for promoting success in downtown West Bend.
Floral Farewell 02-24-2019
HARTFORD — Charlene and Mark Jung plan to no longer smell the roses after they close the doors on their Design Originals Floral shop for good in mid- to late April after 30 years in business in their historic downtown location at 15 N. Main St.
Inzeo retires after over two decades at Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation 02-24-2019
WAUKESHA — Early in his career, John Inzeo received some helpful advice.
Specialty soccer complex buys former Fun World in Brookfield 02-24-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A building known for housing fun activities for the whole family will once again bring smiles to faces when Stefans Soccer takes over the former Fun World location off of Bluemound Road.
Hard seltzer sales continue to sparkle 02-23-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS - Area liquor dealers admit they underestimated the salability of hard seltzer, but have found even die-hard beer drinkers are getting into the low-carb, low-calorie alcoholic beverage trend.
The Dohmen Company turns into foundation 02-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — The Dohmen Company has completed the transition from a S-corporation to being owned by a private foundation and a nonprofit organization.
Brady has profit of 55 cents per share 02-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $29.2 million.
Marcus Corp. reports 4Q income of $8.7M 02-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $8.7 million.
Aries Industries introduces new pipeline technology 02-22-2019
Aries Industries has created new technology for inspection and maintenance of underground infrastructure.
Olympia apartment project gets initial approval 02-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Debate was lively Tuesday night as Common Council members talked about a requested change to the former Olympia Resort and Conference Center’s zoning that would allow for apartment units on the property.
Mequon completes zoning review 02-21-2019
MEQUON — Last spring, Mequon’s Common Council put the brakes on development near Cedarburg and Donges Bay roads.
Mukwonago Main St. property to be sold for over $1M
MUKWONAGO — The Village Board approved a counteroffer to sell the former Lynch car dealership at 915 Main St. for $1,050,000 following a closed session meeting Wednesday night.
California-based company purchases industrial park parcel for $1.05M 02-21-2019
MUKWONAGO — A California-based company purchased a swath of land from Mukwonago’s 115-acre industrial park for $1,050,000 following a closed session discussion on the matter Wednesday night.
Noodles & Company coming to Oconomowoc 02-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Noodles & Company is planning on opening a new location in the Pabst Farms Marketplace that is set to open this summer.
Waukesha to settle Walmart tax assessment lawsuits 02-21-2019
WAUKESHA — The city will settle two recent property tax assessment lawsuits brought against it by Walmart.
Several nursing homes in region ranked the best 02-21-2019
Several nursing homes in the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties were recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as some of the best for 2018-19.
Hartford-based API Healthcare sold to Houston company 02-21-2019
HARTFORD — Houston-based Symplr, a software-as-a-service platform for health care organizations, announced in a news release Wednesday afternoon that it has agreed to acquire Hartford-based API Healthcare.
Revenue increased 7% in 4Q for Gardner Denver Holdings
MILWAUKEE — Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc., reported Tuesday that its fourth quarter revenues were $713 million, a 7 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter last year.
Snap-on announces $500M share repurchase authorization 02-20-2019
KENOSHA — Snap-on Incorporated, a global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, announced Tuesday that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $500 million of common stock.
Walmart flexes in 4th Q, beats all expectations 02-20-2019
NEW YORK — Walmart defied a gloomy government retail sales report for December, delivering fiscal fourth-quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street expectations.
Business Alliance outlines 2019 policies 02-20-2019
WAUKESHA — With small business owners lacking time to advocate for what’s important to them, they often turn to the Waukesha County Business Alliance to work on issues on their behalf.
Kohl’s quietly discontinues its registry service 02-20-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — First comes love, then comes engagement, then comes the gift registry. But in the case of area brides and grooms wanting to register for gifts at, they may be surprised that the option is no longer available.
Quad sales increase 1.5% in 2018 02-20-2019
SUSSEX — As Quad continues to rebrand itself as a company offering marketing solutions, its sales also reflected the change in focus in 2018.
Espresso Love Coffee under new management 02-20-2019
MUKWONAGO — Espresso Love Coffee is now under new management after Katie Pierce, who owned the shop for 16 years, sold it to a local couple.
Shopko to reduce staff at Green Bay Support Center 02-19-2019
GREEN BAY— Shopko notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce on Monday that it will reduce the number of employees at its Green Bay Store Support Center, 700 Pilgrim Way.
Registration is open for Spring 2019 Forward Careers job fair 02-19-2019
PEWAUKEE — Registration is now open for businesses interested in participating in the Spring 2019 Forward Careers Inc. Job Fair.
Amish Craftsmen recognized 02-19-2019
CEDARBURG — Amish Craftsmen Guild has been named a finalist for “Most Innovative Company” and “Best Retailer” for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, an annual event that honors the best of the best small and medium-sized businesses around the world.
Conagra Brands expanding Birds Eye Foods operations at Beaver Dam cold storage, packing facility 02-19-2019
MADISON — Conagra Brands, owner of Birds Eye, a leading brand in frozen vegetables, will invest about $78 million to expand operations at its Beaver Dam facility.
Chick-fil-A to pay half of roundabout costs 02-19-2019
DELAFIELD — The developer of a proposed Chick-fil-A near the Interstate-94/Highway 83 interchange in the Shoppes of Nagawaukee has agreed to pay half of the cost of a $1.3 million roundabout expected to be built at the intersection of Golf Road and Golf Court.
ABQC Corp. to lay off 35 in Milwaukee 02-19-2019
MILWAUKEE — When ABQC closes its doors on First Street in Milwaukee, 35 employees will lose their jobs, according to a notice sent to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce on Monday.
Joining forces 02-19-2019
In an effort to address construction industry issues, such as the labor shortage, as well as to share ideas and encourage innovation, the Waukesha County Business Alliance, Inc. has created the Construction Alliance.
Founder of Germantown landscape company dies 02-16-2019
GERMANTOWN — The founder of David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc., David J. Frank, died Feb. 9 at the age of 69.
Punching out Parkinson’s 02-16-2019
HARTLAND — The four men moved from warmup stretches, to lunges, to passing a weighted ball, to jump roping motions in place. When sufficiently warm, they strapped on their gloves and made their way to the punching bags.
Planet Fitness being pitched for Woodman’s outlot 02-16-2019
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha could soon have another Planet Fitness. According to city records, the company is pitching a plan for a 20,730-square-foot fitness center that would be located in one of the outlots of Woodman's Food Market, 1600 E. Main St.
Former car lot may be revitalized, developed 02-16-2019
MUKWONAGO — Village Board members will vote on spending approximately $80,000 to revitalize the former Lynch dealership at 915 Main Street as they continue negotiations with a developer to construct an apartment complex.
Waukesha State Bank to mark 75 years this spring 02-16-2019
WAUKESHA — When Waukesha State Bank opened its doors in 1944, it had a handful of employees, and one key mission — to provide banking services not just to the wealthy, but for the average joe as well.
Massage parlor owner charged in prostitution investigation 02-16-2019
NEW BERLIN — An undercover investigation into a New Berlin massage parlor allegedly has revealed that employees were performing sexual acts on clients in addition to massages.
Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact 02-15-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states' border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago's northern suburbs.
Groundbreaking set for new downtown apartment complex 02-15-2019
HARTFORD — A formal groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of site work for downtown Hartford’s new 82-unit complex will be held starting at 11 a.m. Feb. 28.
Generac Holdings reports quarterly income of $75.6M 02-15-2019
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $75.6 million.
Items at former Olympia Resort to be sold 02-15-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A liquidation sale for Olympia Resort & Conference Center has been announced for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday for up to 30 days.
GO Riteway acquires Indiana bus company 02-15-2019
OAK CREEK — GO Riteway Transportation Group announced Wednesday it has acquired Cardinal Buses, Inc. of Middlebury, Ind.
Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct in December 02-14-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year's holiday sales fizzled unexpectedly. Even e-commerce suffered a big setback.
Nearly 600 Shopko workers facing layoffs in May 02-14-2019
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Labor officials say nearly 600 Wisconsin workers will lose their jobs when Shopko Stores closes another 11 stores statewide in May.
Public hearing to be held on the rezoning of Olympia property 02-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council will hold a public hearing to discuss an amendment to the city’s comprehensive land use plan that would allow Wangard Partners to put apartments on the defunct Olympia Resort and Conference Center, according to the preliminary council agenda.
‘It was a mess and a nightmare’ 02-14-2019
CEDARBURG — It may not look like it to the average eye, but there’s been a lot of work going on behind the scenes at the Amcast site, also known as tax incremental financing district No. 4 in the city of Cedarburg.
Alto-Shaam to expand HQ to Menomonee Falls 02-14-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — As result of eight years of significant growth and record-breaking growth in 2018, Alto-Shaam announced Wednesday it plans to grow its headquarters in Menomonee Falls.
Monthly home sales remain seasonally low in January 02-14-2019
WAUKESHA — As is typical for the first month of the year, January home sales in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Washington-Ozaukee counties were slow.
Quad/Graphics rebrands itself as ‘Quad’
SUSSEX — Although its legal name will remain Quad/Graphics, Inc., the Sussex-based company will be going by the name of Quad to reflect its focus on marketing solutions.
East meets West Bend 02-13-2019
WEST BEND — The best of Asian cuisine, whether Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese, will soon be served in West Bend at the new Pearl of Canton restaurant, set to open Thursday — just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Oshkosh Defense receives $232.7M order to rebuild Army vehicles 02-13-2019
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Defense company, has been awarded a $232.7 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize vehicles in the Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles fleet.
The Corridor to add Old Navy, Party City, Five Below 02-13-2019
BROOKFIELD — Slowly growing, The Shoppes at The Corridor in Brookfield will now add Old Navy, Party City and Five Below next to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Culver’s named top burger chain in U.S.
WAUKESHA — Since 1984, Wisconsinites have been enamored with Culver’s butter burgers and custard — but now it turns out so is much of the nation.
US job openings jump to record high of 7.3 million 02-12-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept, evidence that the job market is strong despite several challenges facing the economy.
Bank offers financial literacy tools 02-12-2019
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has teamed up with three nonprofit organizations to educate individuals and families who are looking to make the dream of homeownership a reality.
Chick-fil-A hearing scheduled for Feb. 27 02-12-2019
DELAFIELD – While a City Hall public hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., questions are being raised about plans for a Chick-fil-A restaurant and a multiuse commercial building at the northeast corner of the Interstate 94/Highway 83 interchange.
Statements of the skin 02-12-2019
GRAFTON — WisconSkin Ink is a body art and piercing parlor with a penchant for the extreme, expressive and odd.
School bus service Johnson Bus announces pending sale 02-12-2019
WEST BEND — Family-owned Johnson Bus, which started nearly eight decades ago with a milk truck and two logging trucks, recently announced intentions to sell its school bus service and is in the process of finalizing the deal.
Centraal Grand Cafe to reopen 02-12-2019
MILWAUKEE — The recently renovated Centraal Grand Cafe & Tappery, formerly Cafe Centraal, will reopen Wednesday.
Toys “R” Us new owner to open stores abroad 02-12-2019
WAUKESHA — Toys “R” Us is being resurrected by Tru Kids Inc. and the new owners plan to open 70 stores in Europe, Asia and India this year.
‘The Great Salt Shortage of 2019’ 02-12-2019
WAUKESHA — A group of a dozen people waited around the lobby of Tomchek Ace Hardware in Waukesha at noon Monday as pallets of snow-melting ice were stacked on bare shelves with a forklift. Employees joked that it felt like Black Friday.
Wisconsin credit unions increase lending in 2018 02-09-2019
MADISON - Total lending, as well as net income, increased at Wisconsin’s 125 state-chartered credit unions, when compared to 2017, according to data released Friday by the Department of Financial Institutions.
WOW Workforce Development is now Forward Careers
If you’ve ever lived in Waukesha, Washington or Ozaukee counties and found yourself looking for a job, you may have received some assistance from Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (or WOW) Workforce Development, Inc.
Survey: More than half of retailers just surviving 02-08-2019
Generally, retailers are considered an optimistic bunch, but a new survey has revealed some sobering results about the opportunities they see ahead or the lack of them.
Aldi opens second Waukesha store 02-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s second Aldi grocery store opened Thursday at 2210 W. St. Paul Ave. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and giveaways.
Local pharmacists discuss evolving industry 02-08-2019
WAUKESHA — It’s no secret old-timey pharmacies with soda fountains, barstools and stained cabinetry have faded away, but some family-run and independent pharmacies have found a way to survive in an industry marked by acquisitions and mergers.
U-Haul redevelopment plan for former Kmart appears ‘dead’ 02-08-2019
HARTFORD — The proposed redevelopment of the former Kmart site in Hartford Plaza by U-Haul Moving and Storage appears dead, at least for now.
US jobless aid applications plummet to low level of 234,000 02-08-2019
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped sharply last week, a sign that layoffs are rare and the job market is strong.
Fiserv has 4Q profit of $286 million 02-08-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv Inc. (FISV) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $286 million.
Shopko announces more store closings, including Watertown and Racine 02-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Green Bay-based Shopko announced the additional planned closures of stores around the country, including in Watertown and Racine.
The Mayfair Collection’s next phase receives approval 02-08-2019
WAUWATOSA — The terms of a development agreement allowing for the creation of seven development pad sites that can accommodate up to 750 additional residential units and 360,000 square feet of corporate space has been approved by the city of Wauwatosa.
Cedarburg’s Arrabelle project on track 02-07-2019
CEDARBURG — Since receiving its final approvals in February 2018, the Arrabelle project on the south side of Cedarburg’s downtown district has been a flurry of activity.
Downtown Cedarburg TID project spurs discussion 02-07-2019
CEDARBURG — The process of creating a new development is one with many steps and many discussions. The latest revisions to Greg Zimmerschied’s planned project on the corner of Mill Street and Washington Avenue in Cedarburg’s tax incremental financing district No. 3 was a prime example of this at Monday’s Plan Commission meeting.
Gallery of Wisconsin Art owner Hartman retiring 02-07-2019
Ric Hartman swelled with pride as he walked through the Gallery of Wisconsin Art, which he established two years ago.
Craig Husar jewelry store opens at new site in Town of Brookfield 02-07-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The jewelry store once called Lyle Husar Designs is still run by the same family but has a new name and location.
ProHealth Care breaks ground on $55M facility, renovations 02-07-2019
MUKWONAGO — Pro-Health Care staff and community members gathered at ProHealth’s Mukwonago medical campus Wednesday as the company broke ground on its new $55 million hospital and medical campus renovations.
Part of American Family amphitheater roof raised 02-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — A portion of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater roof on the Summerfest grounds was lifted Tuesday to almost double the height of the existing roof. It went from 39 feet to 65 feet.
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport drops ‘General’ 02-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — To be more reflective of its geographical location, General Mitchell International Airport dropped “General” from its name and added “Milwaukee” on Monday, making the airport hub now called Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.
Generac Power Systems opens distribution center in Janesville 02-06-2019
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Power Systems announced Tuesday it has opened a new distribution center in Janesville that will employ 80 people to fill a variety of positions, including material handling, shipping and receiving.
Event barn approved in Lac La Belle 02-06-2019
LAC LA BELLE — The Prestwick Group’s plans to build a 5,500-square-foot event barn next to the Club at Lac La Belle Golf Course, in addition to renovating the golf course club house and constructing new parking lots for the facilities, have been approved by the village.
U.S. Bank to lay off 40 workers in Brookfield 02-06-2019
WAUKESHA — U.S. Bank notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday that it will lay off 40 employees at its Brookfield branch at 16900 W. Capitol Drive.
Mequon’s Gentian Financial growing 02-05-2019
MEQUON — Construction is underway to expand the former one-room schoolhouse to house the growing needs of Gentian Financial Inc.
Eric’s Porter Haus suspends menu after losing cook 02-05-2019
WAUKESHA — Local surf and turf lovers may have to rest their steak knives for a few days.
The changing face of retail 02-05-2019
If you’ve kept a watchful eye on retail-related headlines this past year, the headlines can seem ominous — particularly for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.
From small business to global player
TOWN OF GENESEE — To drive past its sprawling, newly remodeled corporate headquarters off Genesee and Hillside roads southwest of Waukesha, it’s hard to imagine that Generac Power Systems was once a small business with only five employees.
A sign to smile 02-03-2019
WEST BEND — The saying “less is more,” coupled with a desire to spread a positive message, inspired one gas station owner to use her message board in a new way.
Marcus acquires Movie Tavern, reports quarterly earnings
MILWAUKEE — The new year has started with positive momentum for The Marcus Corporation which announced Friday it has completed the acquisition of Movie Tavern, increasing its footprint by 23 percent, and that its fourth quarter earnings were up 5.7 percent.
Consumers Love Valentine’s Day 02-02-2019
WAUKESHA — Love has not been lost for those who celebrate Valentine’s Day with a record amount of money anticipated to be spent for the romantic day, according to the National Retail Federation.
Lang seeks I-94/Highway C land 02-02-2019
DELAFIELD — Calendar entrepreneur and developer Bob Lang is planning a complex of seven multiuse buildings that he has dubbed “New Delafield” on 28 acres he is trying to acquire near Interstate 94 and Highway C, south of the downtown business district.
US employers add robust 304K jobs; joblessness up to 4 pct. 02-01-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers shrugged off last month's partial government shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.
Hartford Chamber honors volunteers, businesses at annual dinner 02-01-2019
HARTFORD — Unusually cold winter weather failed to stop the annual Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner from going on as planned Thursday night at the Chandelier Ballroom.
First full-service dermatology clinic in West Bend is open for business 02-01-2019
WEST BEND — Dr. Burt Steffes recently brought the first full-service dermatology clinic to West Bend when he opened his practice, Dermatology an Cosmetic Physicians, S.C.
Vacant Sonic still to be replaced by Summit Credit Union 02-01-2019
WAUKESHA — Nine months after receiving final site plan approval from the Plan Commission, Summit Credit Union has confirmed that it still plans to construct a 3,900-square-foot branch at the site of the long-shuttered Sonic drive-thru at Moreland Boulevard and Springdale Road.
Waukesha’s 2nd Aldi to open Feb. 7
WAUKESHA — Waukesha's second Aldi grocery store is slated to open next Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2210 W. St. Paul Ave. next to the Kohl's Department Store at the Fox Run Shopping Center.
Evers, Foxconn say Wisconsin project moving forward
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' administration and Foxconn Technology Group both say they are moving forward with plans for a project that could employ up to 13,000 people.
Fed keeps key rate unchanged and pledges to be 'patient'
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged and signaling it could leave rates alone in coming months given economic pressures and mild inflation.
Foxconn changes focus of massive Wisconsin project
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group is changing the focus of its planned $10 billion Wisconsin campus, while insisting it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs as promised.
Wisconsin Supreme Court says bank not liable in Koss embezzlement 01-29-2019
MADISON, Wis. — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court says Park Bank isn't liable in a Koss Corp. executive's scheme to embezzle $34 million from the Milwaukee-based headphones manufacturer.
Harley-Davidson 4Q revenue weak, motorcycle shipments down 01-29-2019
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson's fourth-quarter profit dropped from a year earlier, stung by a large restructuring expense.
CUW to host business lecture series 01-29-2019
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin’s Batterman School of Business will kick off its fourth annual MBA Industry Leaders Seminar Wednesday with a presentation by Andy Nunemaker, CEO of Milwaukee-based Dynamis Corp., entitled “Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur.”
Thiensville development advances 01-29-2019
THIENSVILLE — Final designs and a firm construction schedule are still to be submitted, but plans for a retail and apartment development in downtown Thiensville cleared a first hurdle last week.
Living up to the Hype 01-29-2019
MEQUON — HYPE is an acronym for “heighten your performance everyday.”
Third phase of Lumberyard 1505 to get underway soon 01-29-2019
GRAFTON — The Lumberyard development continues to lumber forward, as the development has entered the first stages of another phase.
Survey of economists: U.S. recession unlikely within 12 months 01-29-2019
WASHINGTON — A majority of business economists foresee no recession in the United States within the next 12 months but do predict a slowdown in growth this year.
Public hearing set for land use plan at Olympia 01-29-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A public hearing has been set to hear comments from citizens about a proposed amendment to the Oconomowoc Comprehensive Land Use Plan for 2010-30 regarding the former Olympia site.
U.S. charges Chinese tech giant Huawei, top executive
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and a top executive, who are accused of misleading banks about the company’s business and violating U.S. sanctions.
Wahlberg family restaurant coming to Town of Brookfield 01-29-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Turns out the Wahlberg family is more than actors and performers — they are also creative in the kitchen.
Redevelopment Authority could finalize RFP for Delafield Street strip mall site 01-26-2019
WAUKESHA — In what is shaping up to be a slow period at City Hall next week, the one committee slated to take some notable action is the city’s Redevelopment Authority.
Upskilling on the up 01-26-2019
WAUKESHA — The decade-long debate of whether automation is replacing humans in the job market has culminated in a study suggesting that robots may not in fact be taking over.
For sale: a piece of vinyl history 01-25-2019
THIENSVILLE — When you walk up the five steps and swing open the wooden door to Stardust Records & Collectibles, it’s like entering a time capsule.
Strattec Security reports 2Q loss of $22.2 million 01-25-2019
MILWAUKEE — Strattec Security Corp. (STRT) on Thursday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $22.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
First Business Financial Services: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
MADISON — First Business Financial Services Inc. (FBIZ) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $4.1 million.
Associated Banc-Corp reports 4Q earnings of $89 million
GREEN BAY — Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $89 million.
Mayor reflects on local economy after news of ShopKo’s closing 01-25-2019
WEST BEND — Mayor Kraig Sadownikow said he thinks the local economy is doing well; despite news of ShopKo closing in West Bend, other new businesses show promise.
Former Waukesha Engine transitions to new owner 01-25-2019
WAUKESHA — An Innio sign is draped over the former GE’s Distributed Power sign in Waukesha on Thursday.
Walmart raises driver wages, can make up to almost $90K in first year 01-25-2019
MILWAUKEE — Yet another company is raising its wages to find workers. Walmart announced Thursday that its drivers will receive a pay increase so they can now earn an average of $87,500 in their first year of employment.
Evers to commit $31M in budget plan for Marinette Marine
MARINETTE, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers plans to commit $31 million in his budget plan to help Marinette Marine.
Holiday heartbreak for retailers 01-24-2019
NEW YORK — The holiday season was a brutal one for U.S. retailers, especially department stores and companies that sell luxury products, and companies and investors alike didn’t see it coming.
Briggs & Stratton reports second quarter loss 01-24-2019
WAUWATOSA — Briggs & Stratton Corp. (BGG) on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.6 million in its fiscal second quarter.
raSmith to open office in Milwaukee 01-24-2019
MILWAUKEE — raSmith will open an office in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood during March.
Bringing the ‘etcetera’ to wine bar 01-24-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Vino Etc. is under new ownership as of Jan. 1 with former Vino Etc. bartender Brian Borkowski taking over.
The keg connoisseur 01-24-2019
MILWAUKEE — When the dust settles at a college party and the keg is finally tapped, what happens to the keg?
Partnership Bank to be acquired by Bank First National 01-24-2019
CEDARBURG — It’s a new chapter for another homegrown Ozaukee County banking institution. On Wednesday, Manitowoc-based Bank First National Corp. announced plans to acquire Cedarburg-based Partnership Bank.
Milwaukee W-O-W unemployment rate drops further in December 01-24-2019
WAUKESHA — The unemployment rates for metro Milwaukee took another dip in December coming in at 2.7 percent, down slightly from the 2.9 percent rate in November and 2.8 percent for December 2017, according to data released Wednesday.
Walgreens settles Medicaid violation accusations 01-23-2019
MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Wisconsin says Walgreens has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that it failed to comply with Medicaid rules designed to ensure that stimulant medications are dispensed for appropriate medical treatment.
Richfield petitions railroads head for Holy Hill Road crossing work 01-23-2019
RICHFIELD — As part of development of a new Kwik Trip store in the village at the site of a former truck stop and restaurant, the village is petitioning the state Office of the Commissioner of Railroads to determine whether changes at a railroad crossing on Holy Hill Road (Highway 167) just west of the development site are needed.
LindenGrove’s New Berlin location to open in February
BROOKFIELD — Linden-Grove Communities announced Tuesday that its newest location will open in February in New Berlin.
MMAC: Metro Milwaukee business owners optimistic 01-23-2019
WAUKESHA — Business owners in the metro Milwaukee area are feeling optimistic about 2019, according to a recent survey by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
160-plus years and counting 01-23-2019
SLINGER — For over 160 years, the building on the corner of West Washington Street and South Kettle Moraine Drive in downtown Slinger has had a tenure in the restaurant and pub business.
Miller Park won't be called Miller Park in 2021 01-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — The home of the Milwaukee Brewers will be renamed when MillerCoors' naming rights expire following the 2020 season.
Better Business Bureau creates tool for reporting suspicious ads 01-22-2019
WAUKESHA — Suspicious ads are everywhere and the Better Business Bureau has responded by creating the online tool BBB AdTruth to enable shoppers to report suspicious or misleading ads.
Badger Railing to expand in Milwaukee 01-22-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Badger Railing has hired MSI General Corporation to design and build an approximate 16,500-square-foot plant, lunchroom and locker room to its facility at 3880 W. Milwaukee Road in Milwaukee.
Cedarburg investment firms join forces 01-22-2019
CEDARBURG — Linden Investment Consultants, a Cedarburg-based financial services firm, announced Jan. 9 it has chosen to align with LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer, to support its business.
Area law firm now Willms-O’Leary 01-22-2019
THIENSVILLE – Willms S.C., a local estate planning law firm on North Main Street in Thiensville announced on Jan. 1 that it has changed its name to Willms-O’Leary S.C.
Belgianwerkx changes hands 01-22-2019
MEQUON — Belgianwerkx Bicycle Studio, a Mequon supplier of bikes, components and accessories for the serious cyclist, is under new ownership.
Acieta launches new automated welding equipment 01-22-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Acieta has launched FastARC Standard Weld Cells, which will help manufacturers adopt new robotic welding capabilities quickly and inexpensively, the City of Pewaukee company announced.
Former Fox 6 journalist to lead seminar in West Bend 01-21-2019
Katrina Cravy, a former Fox 6 television personality in Milwaukee and best known for the “Contact 6” segment, will lead an emergency crisis communication seminar in West Bend.
Ristorante Lago to close, reopen under new brand 01-20-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Ristorante Lago on Pewaukee Lake will be closing Jan. 26 and reopen in February with a new name and concept.
Keller named general contractor for ProAmpac expansion in Hartford 01-20-2019
HARTFORD — Keller Construction, with offices in the Fox Cities, has been named the general contractor for a major expansion of the ProAmpac facility at 2261 Innovation Way in the city’s industrial park.
Newburg officials approve Casey’s General Store site plan
NEWBURG — Casey’s General Store’s site plan received full support after Thursday night’s meeting with the village’s trustees.
ProHealth Care wants to remodel entrances at Waukesha Memorial 01-20-2019
WAUKESHA — Patients and guests visiting ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital could be in for a new greeting with proposed remodels of the East Entrance and North Wing of the facility.
Aerospace defense manufacturer plans new HQ in City of Pewaukee 01-20-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Angelus Corporation’s proposed 40,000-square-foot headquarters was approved following a Plan Commission meeting Thursday night.
Franklin company’s closure affects 2 employees, 83 contractors 01-20-2019
FRANKLIN — Becton, Dickinson and Company notified the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on Friday that it will close its Franklin location, which will result in two employees losing their jobs.
Raised Grain to celebrate new taproom and brewery next weekend 01-20-2019
WAUKESHA — A two-day celebration of Raised Grain Brewing has been planned for next weekend to welcome customers to its new taproom and brewery on Dolphin Drive in Waukesha.
Paul Davis company moving to City of Pewaukee 01-20-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — As its operations continue to grow in the Milwaukee area, Paul Davis of Southeast and Fox Valley will move its offices to the City of Pewaukee off Interstate 94.
Foxconn creates 1,000-plus jobs in 2018, will not seek state co-investment 01-20-2019
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group announced it created 1,032 jobs in support of its Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park with 178 of those jobs meeting the requirement for the 2018 round of investment tax credits/co-investment from the state; however, it will not seek the first round of co-investment from the state.
Selling CBD oil is the new side hustle for moms 01-18-2019
CHICAGO — Looking to relieve her miniature dachshund Parky’s arthritis, Plainfield, Ill., mother of two Teressa Sworsky discovered hemp oil.
Putting a strain on the little guy 01-18-2019
WEST BEND — The partial federal government shutdown has ranging effects throughout Washington County both directly and indirectly.
Study shows more shoppers want free shipping 01-18-2019
WAUKESHA — A recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation found that more consumers want and expect free shipping for items they buy online; however, more are embracing options such as local store pickup.
Manitou North America to present new equipment 01-18-2019
WEST BEND — New products from Manitou North America will be introduced at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas and will include Gehl, Mustang and Manitou brands.
Master Z’s to open store in former Laacke & Joys location
WAUKESHA — Master Z’s announced Thursday it will open another store location in the Town of Brookfield where Laacke & Joys was located until it recently closed.
Court approves Shopko to continue operations during bankruptcy 01-18-2019
GREEN BAY — Just a day after filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 protection, Shopko was informed it could continue its operations.
Wisconsin unemployment rate remains 3 percent 01-17-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at 3 percent, marking the 11th month in a row at has been at that level of lower.
Industrial areas can include health care offices 01-17-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council passed a resolution to amend an ordinance to allow medical and dental offices, as well as physical, occupational and massage therapy businesses in industrial zoned areas.
Mediator to determine next steps for lakefront condo proposal 01-17-2019
OCONOMOWOC — An outside mediator will likely be enlisted to determine next steps for a controversial condominium project at the historic 517 Lake Road site in the heart of Oconomowoc.
Hearing set on Herzing’s planned reuse of Fresh Market site 01-17-2019
BROOKFIELD — The proposed transformation of a former high-end grocery store space into a university campus building in Brookfield moved one step closer to reality this week.
First Pigtails & Crewcuts opens in state 01-17-2019
BROOKFIELD — A salon focusing on making getting a haircut fun for a child has opened in Brookfield.
Osage Food Products buys former Carnation plant 01-17-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Osage Food Products has purchased the building at 132 S. Concord Road that once housed Carnation operations and then was home to Lake Country Foods.
Shopko files for bankruptcy; will close West Bend and other stores 01-17-2019
WEST BEND — Shopko announced Wednesday it and its subsidiaries filed for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Fiserv buys First Data for $22B, creating fintech giant 01-16-2019
NEW YORK — Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22 billion all-stock deal, creating a giant player in the payments and financial technology sector.
Sears staves off liquidation, stores to remain open 01-16-2019
NEW YORK — Sears will live on— at least for now.
Watertown barbershop wins Main Street Makeover Contest 01-16-2019
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Tuesday that Anthony’s 511 barbershop in downtown Watertown is the winner in its annual Main Street Makeover Contest.
Child and Family Therapeutic Systems adds new Elkhorn location 01-16-2019
ELKHORN — A new location in Elkhorn has been opened by Child and Family Therapeutic Systems to increase access to personalized, systemic therapeutic services.
State AG obtains $360K judgment against Froedtert Memorial 01-16-2019
MADISON — Attorney General Josh Kaul’s office has reportedly obtained a judgment against Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Inc., requiring the health care provider to pay $360,000 in forfeitures, court costs, surcharges, and attorney fees for violating state hazardous waste laws and regulations at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.
ReStore to take over vacant Gander Mountain building in Germantown 01-16-2019
GERMANTOWN — A former big-box retail space in Germantown that once housed Gander Mountain could soon be repurposed for an expanded resale shop operated by Habitat for Humanity.
Wisconsin offers assistance to furloughed federal employees 01-16-2019
MADISON — Federal employees who are finding themselves on furlough because of the federal shutdown are able to apply for unemployment benefits in Wisconsin to help meet their financial needs.
Mama Mia’s in Mequon moving to Germantown 01-16-2019
MEQUON — Jude Barbiere’s Mama Mia’s, which has been located for more than six years in Mequon, is moving to Germantown.
Little Switzerland 01-16-2019
SLINGER — Little Switzerland is again welcoming visitors to the slopes, now boasting nearly a decade of operation under its current management.
North Shore Dance Studio moving  01-15-2019
MEQUON — New Year. New Home. This is North Shore Dance Studio’s 2019 slogan as the performance studio gears up to transition into a different space by the end of the month.
Former Tecumseh Products site in Grafton picks up another tenant  01-15-2019
GRAFTON — Phoenix Investors, which purchased the former Tecumseh Products Co. engine plant in Grafton, has another tenant for the building.
Grafton Shopko one of six to close 01-15-2019
GRAFTON — Weeks of rumors about the demise of the Shopko store in Grafton are now official.
Hartford panel rejects U-Haul development of former Kmart site 01-15-2019
HARTFORD — Officials of U-Haul Moving and Storage Company left Monday night’s Plan Commission meeting disappointed and refused to comment after the Commission voted against approving the company’s plan to redevelop the Hartford Plaza into large U-Haul Neighborhood Store.
Evers wants WEDC to create entrepreneurship committee
WAUKESHA — Gov. Tony Evers is asking the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to create a committee for entrepreneurship and innovation.
Leases, used car sales could be hurt by tax refunds: What to know 01-15-2019
DETROIT — The warnings flashed a few years back: 2019 was to be a year of the “lease tsunami.”
Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award nominees announced 01-15-2019
MADISON — The companies competing to be named to the 31st Annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards list has been narrowed down to 28.
Cost-slasher Digital First makes run at Gannett 01-15-2019
Digital First Media, the hedge fund-controlled firm known for extreme cost-cutting in newsrooms from the Philadelphia suburbs to California, is making a $1.4-billion hostile bid for Gannett Co., the publisher of more than 100 daily newspapers, including USA Today and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
December home sales decline 10.8% in metro Milwaukee
WAUKESHA — The home selling market for the metro Milwaukee market did not end on a high note for 2018 with a decline of 1.4 percent in year-over-year sales and the month of December also dipping 10.8 percent when compared to last December, according to data from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors on Monday.
Hom Wood Fired Grill to close at Bayshore 01-13-2019
GLENDALE — Like its first location in Brookfield, Hom Wood Fired Grill is set to close at Bayshore Town Center.
Herzing University proposes campus in vacant Brookfield building 01-13-2019
BROOKFIELD — Empty since summer, the former Fresh Market building at Brookfield Square may soon be filled by Herzing University.
Fiscal Facts: Manufacturing is a bigger share of Wisconsin's workforce than most other states 01-12-2019
WAUKESHA - In 2017, the manufacturing sector in Wisconsin produced $59.1 billion in economic output, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Shopko announces closure of 6 more stores in Wisconsin
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko has announced the closure of six more stores in Wisconsin.
U-Haul proposes purchase, redevelopment of Hartford Plaza 01-11-2019
HARTFORD — U-Haul Moving and Storage is proposing to buy and develop the mostly and long vacant Hartford Plaza along Highway 60, but some city officials have said that if the company sticks to the plan as now proposed it is possible it could be rejected.
Target rings up strong holiday sales growth of 5.7% 01-11-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — Holiday sales jumped 5.7 percent at Target Corp. during the November-December holiday shopping season compared to a year ago, fueling what could be the retailer’s largest full-year sales gains since 2005.
Kohl’s reports increased holiday sales, improves outlook 01-11-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS —The holiday season was a jolly one for retailer Kohl’s Corporation, which on Thursday reported an increase of 1.2 percent in comparable sales, resulting in the company improving its fiscal outlook.
Weak holiday sales at department stores catch many off guard 01-10-2019
NEW YORK — NEW YORK — It was supposed to be a great holiday shopping season. Many investors had expected department stores to enjoy robust sales in light of a U.S. economy buoyed by low unemployment, higher wages, strong consumer confidence and cheap gas.
Creation of Okauchee downtown zoning district proposed
OKAUCHEE — Waukesha County and the Town of Oconomowoc are looking at creating a Downtown Okauchee Zoning District in order to improve upon the city’s downtown area and attract new businesses to the area.
New plans for historic Lake Road site submitted 01-10-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Renner Architects, the developer behind plans that would place a condominium project at the historic 517 Lake Road site, has submitted updated plans to be reviewed at the Architectural Commission meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall, 174. E Wisconsin Ave.
Bamboo Bistro bound for Grafton 01-10-2019
GRAFTON — One family’s goal is to bring the food they know and love to the community around them, because their community is just another kind of family.
Council lifts zoning moratorium 01-10-2019
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council took several steps Tuesday aimed at what members hope will guide appropriate development for a prominent entryway to the city.
Cedarburg condo concept plan stalls
CEDARBURG — A new condominium development on Cedarburg’s south side proposed for residents 55 years and older side will have to wait another month for a necessary amendment to the land-use plan and a rezone of the property.
WaterStone Bank launches program for first responders
WAUWATOSA — WaterStone Bank has created a program to serve area first responders called HERO.
Ascension Wisconsin partners with Emerus Holdings to expand health care coverage 01-10-2019
GLENDALE — Ascension Wisconsin announced Wednesday it has partnered with Emerus Holdings Inc., the nation’s first and largest operator of neighborhood hospitals, to expand health care coverage in Wisconsin.
Grubhub has arrived in Waukesha, Washington counties 01-10-2019
WAUKESHA — It’s a bitterly cold Wednesday afternoon, but inside the kitchen at Pho King Awesome, at 316 W. Sunset Drive on Waukesha’s south side, the steam wafting from stock pots is all the warmth that’s needed, as cooks hum about preparing meals.
Improv comedy club coming to The Corners of Brookfield 01-10-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Corners is taking shape as the living, dining, shopping and entertainment center it was planned to be with Wednesday’s announcement that the comedy venue Improv will open in the center in 2020.
Panel endorses proposed Sendik’s renovations at The Corners 01-10-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The mixed-use Corners development is less than two years old, but structural changes are afoot as 2019 gets underway.
Shopko supplier says retailer will soon file for bankruptcy 01-09-2019
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — A pharmaceutical drug supplier to Shopko says the Wisconsin-based retail chain is expected to file for bankruptcy next week.
Landmark Credit Union announces new Brookfield branch
NEW BERLIN — Landmark Credit Union announced on Tuesday plans for a new branch location in Brookfield on the northwest corner of Bluemound Road and Janacek Road.
Some in downtown West Bend group regret overpaying for students’ ideas
WEST BEND — Members of the Downtown West Bend Business Improvement District expressed some buyer’s remorse when they reviewed some of the ideas the high school and college students generated as part of The Commons group.
Erin Hills named a top golf course 01-09-2019
TOWN OF ERIN — Erin Hills Golf Course moved up two spots and landed at No. 42 on Golf Digest’s 100 greatest U.S. golf course rankings, which includes private and public courses.
Chicago-style pizza maker Giordano’s coming to Wisconsin 01-09-2019
WAUKESHA — For Wisconsin residents who love Chicago-style deep dish pizza, the real thing will be getting a little closer.
Experienced retailers open farmhouse chic store in Hartford 01-09-2019
HARTFORD — Experienced retailers and southeastern Wisconsin natives Sue and Bill Gessert have returned to the area to bring a new store to downtown Hartford.
ProHealth Care and UW Health extend partnership 01-09-2019
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care and UW Health announced Tuesday it will extend its clinical partnership to include heart and vascular care.
Bowls joins Public Market 01-08-2019
MEQUON — Bowls, a popular restaurant in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood, was announced Friday as the latest addition to the Mequon Public Market.
Kwik Trip purchases West Bend Citgo station 01-08-2019
WEST BEND — Kwik Trip will continue to expand in West Bend through buying and rebranding a pre-existing gas station.
Jackson panel recommends storage unit proposal, but questions still loom 01-06-2019
JACKSON — After a one-month hiatus, a village of Jackson panel Thursday gave a favorable recommendation to a proposed 60-unit storage facility near a residential development.
Bowls to open second location in Mequon 01-05-2019
MEQUON — Bowls is the latest restaurant announced for the Mequon Public Market at Spur 16.
MMAC: Economic indicators holding steady 01-05-2019
MILWAUKEE — Economic indicators for the metro Milwaukee area are holding steady and are improving slightly for unemployment and employment, according to data released Friday by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
Kohler adds to smart product line to improve music and lighting experiences
KOHLER — As homes continue to get “smarter” with the use of technology, Kohler Co. has improved its line of technology-driven products.
36,546-square-foot manufacturing facility pitched for business park 01-05-2019
WAUKESHA — When the Waukesha Plan Commission gathers Wednesday evening, one of the bigger items it will be asked to review is a preliminary site plan for a 36,546square-foot manufacturing facility being proposed for the Waukesha Corporate Center.
Developer submits new plans for historic Lake Road site 01-05-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Renner Architects, the developer behind plans that would place a condominium project at the historic 517 Lake Road site, has submitted updated plans to be reviewed at the Architectural Commission meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday in City Hall, 174. E Wisconsin Ave.
US employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December 01-04-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government.
Germantown company acquired by Nashville-based firm
GERMANTOWN — Blower Application Co. Inc. was recently acquired by Gen Cap America, based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware to open Feb. 2 in Brookfield 01-04-2019
BROOKFIELD — The move from Milwaukee to Brookfield is complete for Rockler Woodworking and Hardware with the grand opening planned for Feb. 2.
New system helps with 163 shoulder replacements in first year locally 01-04-2019
WAUKESHA — In the first year of use by Pro-Health Orthopedic Care and the surgeons of Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin, ExactechGPS has helped with 163 shoulder replacements locally.
Living the good life 01-03-2019
MERTON — U.S. Census data released earlier this month indicating that several of the state’s wealthiest communities are in Waukesha and Ozaukee counties.
Buffet of Options 01-03-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Citizens of Oconomowoc don’t have to go far to find something to satisfy their appetite any longer.
Jackson salon completes months-long renovation 01-03-2019
JACKSON — Desire 2 Inspire has completed a nine-month expansion to offer more services and employ additional salon professionals.
Sprecher’s Pub to close at Bayshore 01-03-2019
GLENDALE — Sprecher’s Pub at the Bayshore Town Center announced Wednesday it will close its doors next week.
Prairie Financial Group to be divided into two brands 01-03-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank announced Wednesday that its Prairie Financial Group division will be separated into two brands: Prairie Trust and Waukesha State Bank Wealth Management.
Periwinkle’s Bakery to focus on special orders, products for deli 01-03-2019
WAUKESHA — A new year is the time for reinvention and the case is no different at Periwinkle’s Bakery on Broadway, which after five years of operation is transitioning to a production facility to create products for sale at its parent company, neighboring Rochester Deli, as well as to fill custom orders.
Halquist sells Lisbon quarry to Lannon Stone 01-03-2019
TOWN OF LISBON — Lannon Stone Incorporated has purchased from Halquist Stone Company the approximately 300-acre Lisbon limestone quarry at the intersection of Highway K (Lisbon Road) and Highway F on the Lisbon-Sussex border.
TD Graphics moves into new facility in Kewaskum 01-02-2019
KEWASKUM — Travis Dassow was just sick of relying on someone else to do what he needed done and, at the same time, wanted to save a little money.
CBD gains popularity as local retailers enter cannabis market 01-02-2019
WAUKESHA — The popular cannabis extract from hemp known as cannabidiol or “CBD” has emerged in storefronts and street signs as Waukesha-area businesses find their place in the cannabis market — some of which specialize in CBD while others offer CBD products in addition to their usual wares.
Multi-tenant commercial building, salon proposed on West Beloit Road 01-02-2019
NEW BERLIN — An approximately 3,000-square-foot multi-tenant commercial building has been proposed at 12301 W. Beloit Road in the city.
Mainstream Bar & Grill planning expansion 01-02-2019
WAUKESHA — Popular downtown tavern and eatery Mainstream Bar & Grill is expanding.
First Choice Tree Care relocating from Mequon 12-31-2018
GERMANTOWN — The depths of winter might soon be on the horizon, but Germantown officials recently were thinking spring as they finalized a business owner’s application request.
What a difference 50 years can make
CEDARBURG — Fifty years ago this month, volunteers with the Cedarburg Fire Department fought one of the largest fires in the community’s history. Today the building is nearly ready to become home to the largest appliance showroom in the state.
Rezoning of former Fracaro’s tops first council meeting of ’19 12-29-2018
WAUKESHA — When aldermen gather for their first Common Council meeting of the new year on Thursday, they’ll be asked to back a proposal to rezone the former Fracaro’s Lanes property at 1430 White Rock Ave., paving the way for a possible apartment complex at the site.
Connoils LLC construction underway
BIG BEND — Construction of Connoils LLC’s new building is well underway with the shell of the building almost complete, said Mike Duffek, principle of Duffek Construction.
Former American TV warehouses sold for $14.3 million 12-29-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A real estate investment trust out of Boston purchased a parcel of land in the city with two warehouse buildings on the property for $14.3 million, according to state records.
Milwaukee-W.O.W. unemployment 2.9% for November
WAUKESHA — The very low unemployment numbers continued for the month of November around the state at 3 percent, and 2.9 percent for the Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington counties region.
Oconomowoc Kmart is closing 12-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Kmart at 1450 Summit Ave. will be closed come March 2019, according to a press release from Sears Holdings.
Slinger panel approves CUP for fitness center to open at new site 12-28-2018
SLINGER — The village’s Plan Commission recently recommended granting a conditional use permit that would the move and expansion of an existing village business at a nearby larger location.
Working out to tee off 12-28-2018
MEQUON — Golf has been in Andy Fish’s blood since he was in first grade.
Canyon City reopens as Silvernail Inn Bar & Eatery 12-28-2018
WAUKESHA — Longtime Waukesha eatery Canyon City Wood Grille, 2903 N. Grandview Blvd., has officially reopened under the same ownership as the Silvernail Inn Bar & Eatery.
Imperial House Restaurant closed until further notice 12-28-2018
MUKWONAGO — Imperial House Restaurant at 920 Greenwald Court closed earlier this year after the restaurant’s cook was injured, according to the restaurant’s website.
Coffeeville Co. to open 2nd location in 2019 12-27-2018
JACKSON — Coffeeville Co. will open a second location in early January with a limited menu but the same community atmosphere.
Laacke & Joys closing after 170 years in business 12-27-2018
BROOKFIELD — After more than 170 years of selling goods, Laacke & Joys will close its doors.
Oconomowoc KFC closes 12-27-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at 860 E. Wisconsin Ave. has apparently closed for business, perhaps permanently.
Village Board approves new business park tenant 12-27-2018
MUKWONAGO — New Berlin-based Super Products, LLC is slated to become a tenant of Mukwonago’s new business park following Village Board approval of the company’s project at a Dec. 19 meeting, said John Weidl, village administrator and economic development director.
Breach of contract claim dismissed in The Corners’ lawsuit 12-27-2018
WAUKESHA — A judge has dismissed a breach of contract claim brought by the Marcus Corporation against the Town of Brookfield and The Corners, but a claim that the defendants acted in bad faith when they embarked on plans to build a movie theater at the development could continue to trial.
Business leaders get creative to find workers 12-27-2018
WAUKESHA — A tight labor market in Waukesha County is forcing area business owners to get creative to land the talent they need.
Spur 16 adds yoga studio 12-26-2018
MEQUON — Yama Yoga True North is the latest addition to Spur 16 in the Mequon Town Center.
Thiensville-based Falafel Guys opens second restaurant on Milwaukee’s East Side 12-26-2018
THIENSVILLE — Falafel Guys, a restaurant located at 105 W. Freistadt Road in Thiensville, has expanded.
Family-friendly microbrewery coming to Lumberyard 1505 12-26-2018
GRAFTON — Brews, bicycles and board games are coming to the Lumberyard 1505 in Grafton.
Lac La Belle preparing Prestwick codes 12-26-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village staff has begun crafting zoning ordinances to control development of a corporate headquarters for the Prestwick Group near the Lac La Belle golf course following the Village Board’s final approval of amendments to the Smart Growth plan needed to accommodate the development.
Health care is where the jobs are. But what kind of jobs?
More Americans are now employed in health care than in any other industry.
A Food-Centric Family 12-22-2018
WAUKESHA - There’s a little unassuming Asian food restaurant in a Waukesha strip mall that many people may have driven past - or even eaten at - but not have known that one of its fans is famous in the literary world.
Actuant reports first quarter loss 12-21-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Thursday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $17.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
From Firehouse to Food Service 12-21-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — A project transforming a historic firehouse into a restaurant and banquet hall is underway in the village.
State business leaders less optimistic about economy
MADISON — While Wisconsin’s economy remains strong and the state has low unemployment, a survey by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce found that state business leaders are less optimistic heading into 2019 than one year ago.
5 Joints @ 5 Points opens in downtown Waukesha 12-21-2018
WAUKESHA — A new downtown eatery, 5 Joints @ 5 Points, is ready for diners.
Uncle Julio’s now serving Mexican ‘from scratch’ 12-21-2018
BROOKFIELD — Authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine is now up for grabs at Uncle Julio’s, the latest establishment to open in Brookfield Square as part of the development of the former Sears department store site.
Wisconsin unemployment rate at 3 percent for 10th month
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is at or below 3 percent for a record 10th month in a row.
Parker’s Place owner Ellis starts nonprofit 12-20-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Parker’s Place owner Kevin Ellis has started a nonprofit organization called Corbin’s Foundation to help individuals get their health back on track if they can’t afford the fees associated with a gym membership.
‘I never wanted to do anything else except be right here’ 12-20-2018
CEDARBURG — You might say it’s been an uphill battle, but John Jankowski, owner of Ye Olde Pharmacy and Wellness Center in Cedarburg, never doubted his business could compete against the big guys and succeed.
Timmer’s turns the page 12-20-2018
WEST BEND — The history book for Timmer’s Resort just added a chapter to its 154-year-old tale. The previous owners, George and Judi Prescott, finalized the sale of Timmer’s and restaurant to Scott Lurie.
Postorino Decorating announces new ownership 12-20-2018
RACINE — Pastorino Decorating, Inc. announced that for the first time since the company was founded in 1946, it will be owned by someone outside of the Pastorino family.
Audit faults plans to credit Foxconn for work outside state
MADISON — Wisconsin’s economic development agency needs to modify procedures to ensure tax credits aren’t awarded for Foxconn Technology Group employees who don’t do work in the state, which would violate state law and the contract with the company, an audit released Wednesday said.
Fed lifts rates for 4th time this year but sees fewer hikes
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year.
Bids opened for Hartford North Bookend project demolition 12-19-2018
HARTFORD — Bids were received Tuesday for demolition and other preliminary site work that could allow construction of the planned North Bookend apartment project adjacent to the city’s downtown to begin in the spring.
Eagles Landing model now open to public 12-19-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The model condominium at Eagles Landing, 130 W. Wisconsin Ave., is now open to the public for viewing a year and a half after breaking ground in June 2017.
Yoga studio coming to Mequon’s Spur 16 12-19-2018
MEQUON — Yama Yoga True North is the latest addition to Spur 16 in the Mequon Town Center.
The sweet smell of nostalgia 12-19-2018
Browsing a candy counter at a local confectionery and breathing in the heavenly scent of chocolate brings nostalgic delight to people of all ages.
Port Washington State Bank expanding 12-18-2018
MEQUON — Port Washington State Bank announced plans this week to open its eighth branch in Ozaukee County early next year.
Farm Bill awaits Trump’s signature 12-18-2018
WEST BEND — The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 — better known as the Farm Bill — is awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature.
Mayville-based engineering firm acquires Ohio metal company 12-18-2018
WAUKESHA — Mayville Engineering Company, Inc. has acquired Defiance Metal Products, an Ohio-based manufacturer of metal products for the commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction, and military industries, through a private stock purchase, MEC announced Monday.
Smart Growth to be changed for Prestwick 12-18-2018
LAC LA BELLE — The village’s longstanding policy of prohibiting commercial development, except for a local golf course, is likely to be reversed this week by the Village Board.
Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it 12-17-2018
People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up.
New shopping center could feature Jersey Mike’s 12-16-2018
PEWAUKEE — Jersey Mike’s sub shop could make its debut in the Lake Country area following a meeting Thursday night where the Plan Commission approved a conceptual design for a new location on the village’s southeast side.
Panel backs rezoning Fracaro’s site, tables development proposal 12-16-2018
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha Plan Commission has backed a proposal to rezone the former Fracaro’s Lanes property at 1430 White Rock Ave. for possible redevelopment as an apartment complex.
Judge hears arguments in Corners suit 12-16-2018
WAUKESHA — A judge this week heard arguments in the Marcus Corp.’s lawsuit against the Town of Brookfield and The Corners, with a decision expected later this month.
Marcus Corporation rings Stock Exchange bell 12-16-2018
MILWAUKEE — Representatives of Milwaukee-based Marcus Corporation rang the Opening Bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday morning.
WhirlyBall could open this summer 12-16-2018
BROOKFIELD — Construction is underway and on track to be completed by summer for the new 45,000-square-foot Whirly-Ball facility at Brookfield Square Mall.
Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans 12-14-2018
BISMARCK, N.D. — The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid.
Students in West Bend learn about career options at networking event 12-14-2018
WEST BEND — More than 60 students spent their morning at the West Bend West cafeteria Thursday morning, learning about various career possibilities, along with the training and education required, when they complete their secondary education.
Prestwick headquarters a ‘done deal’ 12-14-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village officials are admitting they are contractually obligated to allow the Prestwick Group to build its corporate headquarters in the village if the company agrees to buy the village land where the building will be built.
Sendik’s to add main level presence at The Corners 12-14-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Now solely in the lower level of The Corners, Sendik’s Food Markets will invest $5 million into the Town of Brookfield location to increase the store’s footprint, which includes a main level presence.
First Federal Bank rings closing bell at the Nasdaq Stock MarketSite 12-14-2018
WAUKESHA — On Wednesday, First Federal Bank of Wisconsin President and Chief Executive Officer Edward H. Schaefer rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq Stock MarketSite in New York’s Times Square.
Shopko Optical to open on Sunset Drive in Waukesha
WAUKESHA — Shopko Optical Center will hold a grand opening celebration Monday for its new location at 1166 W. Sunset Drive.
Walker announces deal to keep Kimberly-Clark jobs 12-13-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker executed a $28 million deal Thursday to save nearly 400 jobs at a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant.
Common Council to create antenna towers ordinance
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council will hold a public hearing for the creation of an ordinance relating to where cell towers and antennas can be located in the city at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 174 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Sleep Number store to open in Grafton 12-13-2018
GRAFTON — A new Sleep Number store is expected to open this weekend in Grafton.
Food Truck Tour promises to be bigger and better in ’19
THIENSVILLE — After a very popular inaugural year, the Food Truck Tour will return to Thiensville’s Village Park next summer with changes that organizers hope will take it to another level.
Dance studio to redevelop Main Street property 12-13-2018
MUKWONAGO — Kay’s Academy of Dance may relocate to 715 Main St. following site plan approval by the Plan Commission Tuesday night.
Shopko sells 42 pharmacies in nation to Kroger 12-13-2018
GRAFTON — The pharmacy located inside the Grafton Shopko, as well as several others in the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington county area, will close early next month.
Good Harvest co-owner plans large development next door 12-13-2018
WAUKESHA — A Good Harvest Market co-owner revealed plans Wednesday for a three-story mixed-use building with condos and first-floor retail adjacent to Good Harvest Market off Silvernail Road.
Study: Valve hole set off refinery blast, fire in Wisconsin
SUPERIOR, Wis. — A hole in a valve was the source of an April explosion at a Husky Energy refinery in northwestern Wisconsin that injured 36 people and required the evacuation of a large part of the city of Superior, according to findings of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board presented Wednesday.
US consumer prices flat in November as energy plunges
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, the best performance since prices actually fell eight months ago.
Former La Chimenea building to be repurposed for office space 12-12-2018
GERMANTOWN — The building housing the now-shuttered La Chimenea Mexican Restaurant along a major thoroughfare in Germantown is expected to live on. But another eatery is not part of the future plans.
West Bend officials certify survey map at former Gehl site 12-12-2018
WEST BEND — West Bend officials are modifying how they designate parcels near the downtown area to accommodate a proposed development that will occur on the site.
Husco completes $9.4 million Waukesha expansion 12-12-2018
WAUKESHA — After a year of work, the $9.4 million renovation to Husco’s Waukesha headquarters has been completed.
Wellness blooms in Hartford at Lotus Be Well 12-12-2018
HARTFORD — Health of the mind, body and spirit are some of the goals at Lotus Be Well.
After months of decline, home sales increase in November
WAUKESHA — Homes sold in metro Milwaukee increased in November but only slightly at 0.6 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
CBD oil shop coming to downtown Waukesha 12-12-2018
WAUKESHA — With the market for CBD oil slowly gathering momentum across the state, the city of Waukesha is about to welcome what appears to be its first CBD oil shop.
72-unit apartment complex proposed for Fracaro’s site 12-12-2018
WAUKESHA — A Kenosha developer is seeking to turn the former Fracaro’s Lanes site into a 72-unit apartment complex.
Gov. Walker still wants plan to save Kimberly-Clark plant
PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker says he's going to do everything in his power to save a Kimberly-Clark factory and about 300 jobs after a tax incentive bill failed in the Legislature.
Making a difference 12-11-2018
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Ozaukee Economic Development’s large business of the year makes a large impact in its communities — Grafton, Mequon and beyond.
Hartland board tables Overlook Trails condo development
HARTLAND — Discussion on the Neumann Developments Inc. condominium project called The Glen at Overlook Trails has been tabled until Dec. 19, Village Board members decided Monday night.
Lac La Belle lacks transparency, say some residents 12-11-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village officials are not being transparent about changes in the village’s Smart Growth Plan that are intended to accommodate the Prestwick Group’s new golf course and proposed corporate headquarters, according to village residents.
Workforce numbers look to remain steady going into 2019 12-11-2018
MILWAUKEE — Employers across the country largely think that the number of people they employ going into 2019 will remain the same.
Olympia property sells for $3.4M to Wangard Partners
OCONOMOWOC — The vacant, 28-acre Olympia Resort and Conference Center property was sold for $3.4 million to Wangard Partners on Nov. 29, according to First Weber Group Financial business broker Devin Piehl and former owner Rick Eckert’s business broker.
One-of-a-kind Taco Bell proposed for dormant gateway parcel 12-11-2018
BROOKFIELD — The metamorphosis of a high-profile stretch of land in Brookfield near Capitol Drive is rounding the bend as city officials consider a fast food eatery’s one-of-a-kind architectural proposal.
Wisconsin GOP legislation eases corporate tax break rules 12-10-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Companies seeking tax credits from Wisconsin's troubled job-creation agency would face less scrutiny under a provision Republicans included in a package of lame-duck legislation designed to weaken newly elected Democrats.
Belman proposing subdivision in Town of Waukesha 12-09-2018
WAUKESHA — Developer David Belman of Belman Homes is proposing a 55-unit residential development off Oakdale Drive, south of Glendale Road, in the Town of Waukesha.
Downtown West Bend group approves almost $13K for Diva Group 12-09-2018
WEST BEND — Representatives from the Downtown West Bend Association and the Diva Group will receive the funding allocation they have requested to the continue with their advertising and promotions initiatives for the coming year.

Landmark Credit Union wants to move headquarters to Brookfield 12-08-2018
BROOKFIELD — Landmark Credit Union is looking to relocate its company headquarters from New Berlin to a 19.5-acre site on Executive Drive in Brookfield, although it will maintain a strong presence in New Berlin.

Olympia Resort sold to Wangard Partners 12-08-2018
OCONOMOWOC — After almost a year of vacancy and questions surrounding the property, Olympia Resort has been sold to Wangard Partners.
Brews, burgers, brunch and more 12-08-2018
WAUKESHA - Food trends travel faster these days, bolstered by a well-connected population with access to tools like social media. 
Hands-On Education 12-07-2018
WAUKESHA — While most students were just finishing up with their first class of the day Thursday morning, a trio of Waukesha South High School Engineering Preparatory Academy students was at Metal Era, a local manufacturer that specializes in roof solutions.
Walker holds out hope for another run at Kimberly-Clark
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is hinting that there may still be a chance to save a Kimberly-Clark factory and about 300 jobs after a tax incentive bill failed in the Legislature.
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council becomes WMEP affiliate 12-07-2018
MADISON — At the start of the new year, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council will partner with the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership to become an affiliate group.
More parking signs coming to downtown West Bend 12-07-2018
WEST BEND — West Bend officials have implemented additional initiatives related to parking in the hopes of making it more convenient for visitors and guests travelling to the downtown area.
Lac La Belle to amend Smart Growth for Prestwick 12-07-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village officials say they are going to amend Smart Growth — the village’s long-range comprehensive plan — to accommodate construction of a golf course and corporate headquarters despite the objections of more than a dozen residents who attended a Plan Commission meeting Wednesday night.
Exhibit Systems acquires trade show exhibit manufacturer 12-07-2018
BROOKFIELD — Exhibit Systems, an exhibit and display company, has acquired all assets of KMK Industries, a Milwaukee-based firm that designs and manufactures trade show exhibits.
Lands’ End: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot 12-07-2018
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $3.3 million.
Milwaukee’s Cafe Centraal to get renovation 12-07-2018
MILWAUKEE — Cafe Centraal in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood will be closed for about a month while owner Lowlands Group completes a renovation of the restaurant.
GRAEF to move Milwaukee HQ to downtown mall 12-07-2018
MILWAUKEE — GRAEF will move its headquarters to The Avenue, the downtown Milwaukee mall known for a long time as the Grand Avenue.
US hiring slowed to 155K jobs, jobless rate stayed 3.7%
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added just 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market.
Census: Wisconsin incomes rise, poverty decreases 12-06-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Household income in most Wisconsin counties has risen in recent years, while the percentage of residents in poverty has declined, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures that also show a digital divide between rich and poor residents.
Shopko closing 39 stores in 19 states 12-06-2018
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Wisconsin retailer Shopko is closing 39 stores in 19 states.
Landscaping business to occupy dormant Germantown property 12-06-2018
GERMANTOWN — The depths of winter might soon be on the horizon, but Germantown officials this week were thinking spring as they finalized a business owner’s application request.
Illinois door manufacturer relocates to Wisconsin 12-06-2018
BELOIT — A door manufacturer based in Illinois is relocating its operations to southern Wisconsin.
Regal Beloit to sell engineered drives and control systems business 12-06-2018
BELOIT — Regal Beloit Corporation announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to sell its highly engineered drives and control systems business to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Waukesha BP adds U-Haul products 12-06-2018
WAUKESHA — Kim Petro BP on Sunset Drive is now a U-Haul neighborhood dealer.
Metro Milwaukee economic indicators weaken in October 12-06-2018
MILWAUKEE — Economic indicators analyzed by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce declined during the month of October, a report Wednesday showed.
Delafield chamber to host $10K raffle 12-06-2018
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Chamber of Commerce is hosting a $10,000 giveaway raffle open to businesses, organizations or any community member.
Slinger eyes grant money for downtown redevelopment study 12-05-2018
SLINGER — The village’s participation in the Washington County EPA Brownfield Grant Coalition could aid plans for redevelopment of the downtown area.
Midwest factories see slowest growth in two years 12-05-2018
MINNEAPOLIS — Midwest manufacturers, including those in Minnesota, are growing, but not as quickly as the average growth nationwide.
Defense contractor to receive $25 million in local, state aid
MENOMONEE FALLS — Defense contractor Leonardo DRS Inc. will build a $56 million naval power manufacturing complex in Menomonee Falls with access to $25 million in state and local aid, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Monday.
A family tradition 12-04-2018
MEQUON — Sommer’s Automotive Group was chosen as the 2018 mid-size business of the year by Ozaukee Economic Development.
SCORE plans small business training for websites and financing 12-04-2018
BROOKFIELD — SCORE Southeast Wisconsin will offer sessions in December to help small business leaders with their websites and financing questions.
Walmart sues Mukwonago over property value 12-02-2018
WAUKESHA — Walmart is suing Mukwonago over a perceived excess property value assessment of over $5 million, according to a civil suit filed to Waukesha County Circuit Court on Friday.
Liberal Wisconsin magazine 'The Progressive' goes begging for donations 12-02-2018
MADISON, Wis. — The Progressive is looking for donations as the magazine founded by Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette nears its 110th birthday.
Richfield Board gives tentative OK to Kwik Trip developer pact 12-02-2018
RICHFIELD — Village officials and Kwik Trip Inc. have tentatively approved a developer’s agreement between the two parties for the proposed construction of a new convenience story and truck stop near the intersection of highways 41-45 and 167.
Aerospace/defense tech company might move HQ, 600 jobs to Falls 12-01-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS - A local aerospace and defense tech company may move its headquarters and 600 jobs to a new facility proposed in Menomonee Falls.
U.S. consumer spending up strong 0.6 percent in October
WASHINGTON — Consumers boosted their spending in October at the fastest pace in seven months, while their incomes rose by the largest amount in nine months — both good signs for future economic growth.
Advocate Aurora to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour
WAUKESHA — As businesses across the Midwest continue to aggressively compete for employees in an economy where there are more jobs than workers, Advocate Aurora will raise its minimum wage to lure in those workers.
Five Points Pub to host grand reopening today 11-30-2018
WAUKESHA — Three and a half months after a fire damaged its interior, the Five Points Pub at the Clarke Hotel will open its doors to patrons once again with a grand reopening this afternoon.
On A Mission 11-30-2018
BROOKFIELD — MISSION BBQ, a classic Southern- style barbecue joint with a hefty side of patriotism, will hold a military appreciation party for the opening of their first-ever Wisconsin location today starting at 6 p.m.
Hops and Leisure changes name, menu under new management 11-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Hops and Leisure has changed its name to “Rocky’s Hops and Leisure,” 1225 Robruck Drive, after new management took charge.
Summit Credit Union opens branch in Oconomowoc 11-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Summit Credit Union added a branch to its family, bringing the total to 37 as the full-service credit union opened at 1300 Oconomowoc Parkway.
Army awards Oshkosh Defense $1.69B contract for tactical vehicles 11-29-2018
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense will be busy assembling joint light tactical vehicles after it announced Wednesday it was awarded a $1.69 billion contract by the U.S. Army.
State-chartered banks continue to lend more money 11-29-2018
MADISON — During the first nine months of 2018, net loans from state-chartered banks grew 8.8 percent, according to data released this week by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Delafield Chick-fil-A plan faces challenges 11-29-2018
DELAFIELD — The developers proposing a Chick-fil-A restaurant near the northeast corner of the Interstate 94/Hwy. 83 interchange acknowledged during Wednesday night’s Plan Commission meeting there are challenges they must overcome to win city approval.
US economy grew at brisk 3.5 pct. annual rate last quarter
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, led by lower but still strong consumer spending and more business investment than previously estimated.
Aldermen OK survey map for proposed Hartford housing development 11-28-2018
HARTFORD — Approval of a new certified survey map for the land where a proposed new housing development is to be built was approved by the Common Council Tuesday night during their regular meeting at City Hall.
Quad/Graphics continues to evolve with Periscope acquisition 11-28-2018
SUSSEX — On Tuesday, Quad/Graphics announced its planned acquisition of Periscope, one of the nation’s top five independent creative agencies by annual revenue.
Beachscape condo construction underway 11-28-2018
PEWAUKEE — Developers HCI Properties, LLC and Grasch Development, LLC have broken ground on the Beachscape condominiums, a three-story mixed-use building in downtown Pewaukee.
Senate GOP leader says Kimberly-Clark has 10, 11 votes
MADISON, Wis. — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate says six or seven more votes are needed to approve a tax incentive package designed to stop consumer products company Kimberly-Clark from closing a plant near Appleton.
Mequon’s Orangetheory Fitness plans to move 11-27-2018
MEQUON — Orangetheory Fitness is planning to move from its current location in the Mequon Town Center to the shopping center in the 1400 block of West Mequon Road.
Community comes first 11-27-2018
CEDARBURG — What goes up, must come down. If it doesn’t, call Cedarburg Overhead Door.
Fiddleheads opens its seventh location 11-27-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Thiensville-based Fiddleheads Coffee opened its seventh location in Menomonee Falls with a grand-opening celebration Sunday.
Apartments, retail space eyed for Thiensville site 11-27-2018
THIENSVILLE — A 7-acre parcel in the heart of Thiensville that has sat dormant for decades could soon house an ambitious development of apartments and retail businesses.
GE to lay off 63 Wauwatosa workers 11-27-2018
WAUWATOSA — GE Global operations notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it will reduce its Wauwatosa-based workforce by 63 employees.
Manitou unveils video game partnership to preview latest technologies 11-27-2018
WEST BEND — Manitou’s NewAg model of Manitou Loading Telescopic Handlers were recently launched and a partnership with Farming Simulator offers users an interactive experience with the equipment.
Wisconsin credit union sees increasing popularity 11-26-2018
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Blackhawk Community Credit Union's East Milwaukee Street branch lobby buzzed with customer activity on a recent Friday afternoon, so much so that several customers waited their turn by taking a pit stop for a cup of hot coffee and a cookie in the building's lounge.
City of Pewaukee company is development partner for Oak Creek business park 11-24-2018
WAUKESHA - Another major employer has been given the green light to build in the greater Milwaukee area and a City of Pewaukee developer will have a hand in that process.
Waukesha State Bank launches online small business loan application process 11-23-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank has partnered with Fundation Group LLC to offer digital lending capabilities to small business customers.
Unemployment remains at 3% for Milwaukee-WOW counties 11-23-2018
WAUKESHA — Unemployment in Wisconsin’s metro areas in October held steady, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Mukwonago board contemplates development on former Lynch dealership 11-23-2018
MUKWONAGO — The Village Board discussed possible development projects for the former Lynch dealership property, 915 Main St., during a closed session meeting on Nov. 15.
US durable goods orders fall 4.4 percent in October 11-21-2018
WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by the largest amount in 15 months with a key category that tracks business investment showing weakness for the third consecutive month.
Roof installed on Fowler Lake Village 11-21-2018
OCONOMOWOC — VJS Senior Project Manager Ben Baenen said the roof is almost finished on Fowler Lake Village.
Celebrating Small Business Saturday 11-21-2018
WAUKESHA — After the turkey and pumpkin pie is gone and the family members return home, it’s time for some serious shopping.
At Your Service hikes hourly wage to $15 11-21-2018
OCONOMOWOC — At Your Service, an independent home care company in Oconomowoc, is raising its wages to $15 per hour for all workers, including new hires.
Americans consuming more meat 11-21-2018
DELAFIELD — Home cooks are increasingly turning away from their freezers and buying fresh meat, said “Billy The Butcher” Perry of Daybreak Prime Meats and Deli in downtown Delafield.
Spend smart during holidays so debt doesn’t haunt you in 2019 11-21-2018
WAUKESHA — An enjoyable holiday season is often associated with the spending of money — on perfectly selected gifts, delicious meals, the ideal Christmas tree, cute Secret Santa gifts at work and generous charitable donations.
Olive Garden could be coming to Menomonee Falls 11-21-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — An application was submitted to Menomonee Falls’ Architectural Control Board to seek approval to build an Olive Garden, one of a chain of well-known casual Italian restaurants.
Shoppers spend freely heading into the holidays 11-20-2018
NEW YORK — Shoppers are spending freely heading into the holidays, but heavy investments and incentives like free shipping by retailers are giving Wall Street pause.
Kohl's 3Q results top Street on strength in clothes business 11-20-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl's Corp. fiscal third-quarter performance beat Wall Street's view on strength across its clothing business, and the department store operator increased the low end of its full-year adjusted earnings outlook.
Skippy’s makeover a hit 11-20-2018
THIENSVILLE — Skippy’s has entered a new era. Sure, the burger pub in Thiensville has the same delicious burgers and family-feel atmosphere, but there’s more.
October real estate market had rising home prices, slower sales 11-20-2018
WAUKESHA — Wisconsin’s housing market continues to be defined by a lack of residential inventory, rising prices and slower sales, according to a recent market analysis by the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
Educators Credit Union pays out $3.1 million to members
WAUKESHA — On Dec. 1 members of Educators Credit Union will see their portion of $3.1 million that the company is paying out to its members as part of its Loyalty Pay Back Reward.
Factory to rebuild after devastating July fire 11-20-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — NCL Graphics Specialties Inc., will rebuild its factory almost four months after an early morning fire on July 31 that caused more than $1 million in damage.
Life sciences company to build $35M complex in Madison
MADISON, Wis. — Global life sciences company Eurofins Scientific plans to buy land in a Madison business park and build a $35 million laboratory and office building that could house nearly 500 employees.
Eisen Arms opens West Bend location 11-17-2018
WEST BEND — Eisen Arms opened in West Bend just in time for gun season in Wisconsin.
New Berlin manufacturer moving HQ to village 11-17-2018
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago’s new industrial park will have a new tenant after the Village Board approved the site plan on Thursday night for Super Products, LLC, a manufacturer out of New Berlin.
Casey’s General Store to break ground in Hartford this spring 11-16-2018
HARTFORD — A city official said he believes ground will be broken in the spring for construction of a new Casey’s General Store on the city’s west side.
Club Pilates to open in Spur 16’s Wellness Center 11-16-2018
MEQUON — Club Pilates Mequon is the first business announced for Spur 16’s Wellness Center.
State unemployment at 3% in October 11-16-2018
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is at or below 3 percent for a record ninth month in a row.
Shoppers spend 5.6% more in October 11-16-2018
WAUKESHA — Consumers were feeling confident with their money in October and spent 5.6 percent more on retail items than October 2017, according to data released Thursday by the National Retail Federation.
Developer pitches condos for city’s far west side 11-16-2018
WAUKESHA — An Oconomowoc-based developer is looking to develop roughly 4 acres south of Summit Avenue, west of Woodland Hills Drive, into a 42unit condo development.
Business Alliance expands Schools2Skills program 11-15-2018
WAUKESHA — This school year, the Waukesha County Business Alliance is piloting two new Schools2Skills Healthcare tours with ProHealth Care in an attempt to expand the program and help educate future health care workers.
Still not enough votes for Kimberly-Clark tax break bill
MADISON, Wis. — Supporters of a $100 million incentive bill designed to keep open a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant in northeastern Wisconsin argued Wednesday that taking no action would be devastating for the Appleton area and the entire state, though they remain short of the votes they need.
Repair and storage shop being considered by West Bend officials near Highway 45 11-14-2018
WEST BEND — City officials are considering another development project within the city adjacent to a former sand and gravel pit located to the west of the interstate.
Growing Germantown business to expand within industrial park 11-14-2018
GERMANTOWN — A growing company touting itself as a “multi-metal job shop” is about to expand its existing footprint within one of Germantown’s business parks, based on plans submitted to village officials.
Allied Resource Recovery celebrates 80 years of business
WAUKESHA — Allied Resource Recovery, Inc. (ARR), Wisconsin’s largest independently and family owned, full-service recycling company, has marked a major milestone, 80 years in business.
Neumann Developments begins Franklin residential subdivision 11-14-2018
FRANKLIN —Neumann Developments, Inc. has broken ground on the future site of 32 homesites for the first phase of Ryanwood Manor in Franklin.
About 75 workers to lose jobs when Cudahy Kmart closes
CUDAHY — The Kmart Corporation notified the state of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday that when its store in Cudahy closes at the end of January, about 75 people will lose their jobs.
Johnson Controls to sell Power Solutions for $13.2 billion
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls International plc announced Tuesday it has entered into an agreement to sell its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. for a cash transaction valued at $13.2 billion.
Metro Milwaukee home sales decline almost 6% in October 11-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Home sales continued their decline in metro Milwaukee during the month of October with the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors reporting a drop of 5.7 percent compared to October 2017.
Fleet Farm breaks ground 11-13-2018
All good things come to an end, but sometimes, it marks the beginning of something better.
Kapco branches out 11-13-2018
GRAFTON — Kapco Inc. and K-Nation Entertainment are pleased to announce the creation of Inspire America Speakers, a new division dedicated to securing high-profile individuals to deliver inspirational messages for a wide range of events.
Hartford panel recommends change to allow craft retreat house in residential area 11-13-2018
HARTFORD — A Hartford woman’s proposal to turn the former Redeemer Lutheran Church parsonage into a crafting retreat house is one step closer to becoming a reality after action recommended by the city’s Plan Commission during its regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon at City Hall.
Golf fitter store coming to Brookfield 11-13-2018
BROOKFIELD — Opening this month in Brookfield, Club Champion will have about 3,000 square feet of space with 5,000 hittable golf clubhead and shaft combinations.
Cafe De Arts opens Sussex location 11-13-2018
SUSSEX — One of Waukesha’s favorite coffee shops is now a chain.
Hartland Village Board flips opinion on ‘The North Forty’ condo project 11-13-2018
HARTLAND — The Hartland Village Board reconsidered and then approved The Glen at Overlook Trails condominium project at a meeting Monday night.
Employer benefits focus on education, training 11-10-2018
WAUKESHA — The U.S. Department of Labor’s recent numbers show that unemployment rates are holding firm at 3.7 percent, a nearly 50-year low. If you’re an employer, you don’t have to be told what this means: it’s tough to find great talent.
Report: retail imports steady before increased tariffs 11-10-2018
WAUKESHA - The National Retail Federation is reporting that imports into the United States remain steady before future increases in tariffs.
After ‘yes’ vote, work begins on closing dark store tax loophole 11-09-2018
WEST BEND — Among the ballot measures and candidates that voters decided on was an advisory referendum that asked voters to support legislation regarding the dark store tax, as it is commonly called.
Casey’s General Store surges into area
WEST BEND — The fifth largest pizza chain is opening new locations in Wisconsin, seven of which will be replacing Tri-Par gas stations.
Austrian company buys GE’s Distributed Power 11-09-2018
WAUKESHA — A young energy company has acquired GE’s Distributed Power, which includes operations in Waukesha.
Cafe De Arts to open 2nd location 11-08-2018
WAUKESHA — Popular Waukesha coffee shop and eatery Cafe De Arts, 830 W. St Paul Ave., is opening a second location.
Tag Lane Dairy reissued operating permit after four-year process 11-08-2018
IXONIA — Tag Lane Dairy has been reissued an operating permit after first reapplying in 2014.
Fresh Baked Touch of France coming to downtown 11-08-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Chef Jennifer Betances is looking to open Fresh Baked Touch of France, a new business at 114 E. Wisconsin Ave. that focuses around light French pastries and croissants.
Twisted Fire brings unique dishes, Wisconsin pride to Oconomowoc 11-08-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Twisted Fire, a new restaurant at 515 E. Wisconsin Ave. that creates dishes made with live fire, opened its doors on Nov. 1.
Manufacturing leads sectors in job gains for metro Milwaukee 11-08-2018
MILWAUKEE — About half of the economic indicators showed improvement in September for metro Milwaukee, but it was the manufacturing industry that shined the most, according to data released Wednesday by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
U.S. job openings dip but still exceed number of unemployed 11-07-2018
WASHINGTON — The number of jobs posted by U.S. employers declined slightly in September but still exceeded the number of unemployed Americans and remained near a two-decade high.
Gardner Denver acquires Canadian company 11-07-2018
MILWAUKEE — Gardner Denver Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired a Canadian company through a cash acquisition.
Lakeland Chevrolet sold to Badger Truck Center 11-07-2018
MILWAUKEE — Badger Truck Center announced Tuesday it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Lakeland Chevrolet of Lake Mills.
Two fast-track projects receive nods at special meeting
CEDARBURG — In calling a special meeting to revisit plans for improvements to buildings on nearly opposite sides of the city last week, the Cedarburg Plan Commission unanimously approved an expansion plan for Redeemer Lutheran Church on Wauwatosa Road and architectural modifications for the L& G Express tavern building on Portland Road.
Time For One Last Cup of Mud 11-06-2018
RICHFIELD — As plans to sell and rebuild the Richfield Truck Stop-Exxon gas station develop, customers of its decades-old diner voice disappointment in losing the charming restaurant.
Regal Beloit reports 3Q earnings 11-06-2018
BELOIT — Regal Beloit Corp. (RBC) on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $51.3 million.
Fed likely to keep rates on hold and sketch a bright outlook 11-05-2018
WASHINGTON — With the economy strong, wages rising and unemployment at a near-five-decade low, the Federal Reserve remains on track to keep raising interest rates — just not this week.
Falls vet clinic gets online TV show 11-04-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care will debut its short TV series on basic pet care in the modern age on Facebook, YouTube and other online platforms on Nov. 12.
Marcus Theatres buys New Orleans-based company 11-03-2018
MILWAUKEE - Marcus Theatres announced Friday it is in the process of purchasing New Orleans-based Movie Tavern from VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC.
US adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009 11-02-2018
WASHINGTON — The final major economic report before Tuesday's congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade.
Kwik Trip gets green light from Richfield officials 11-02-2018
RICHFIELD — Two village panels recommended approval of plans for the construction of a new Kwik Trip facility in the village Thursday night on the site of the Richfield Truck Stop-Exxon gas station at 2900 Highway 167.
Minnesota auto group breaks ground on Honda dealership in West Bend 11-02-2018
WEST BEND — In about two years, the northwest side of West Bend on Highway 33 is going to look a lot different.
Supporting veterans’ businesses and more 11-02-2018
MILWAUKEE — For its third year, the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce presents Veterans Week Nov. 5-10, with Veterans Day observed Nov. 11.
Net sales increase almost 23% for Generac 11-02-2018
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings Inc. reported Thursday that its net sales increased 22.7 percent for a total of $559.5 million during the third quarter of 2018, compared to $455.8 million for last year’s third quarter.
With employers eager to fill jobs, hiring could stay strong 11-01-2018
WASHINGTON — Against the backdrop of next week's midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it's been in at least two decades.
Pick ’n Save, Metro Market holding holiday job interviews Saturday 11-01-2018
MILWAUKEE – Pick ’n Save and Metro Market locations are looking to hire more than 500 full- and part-time employees across the state of Wisconsin leading into the busy holiday season.
State’s first lady, Kleefisch celebrate women-owned businesses in Hartford
HARTFORD — Wisconsin first lady Tonette Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch visited Mantz Automation Inc. on Wednesday, one of four stops on the day to visit and celebrate companies owned by women in the state.
Sunlite Plastics lays off 58 in Germantown 11-01-2018
GERMANTOWN — Sunlite Plastics, Inc. informed the state Wednesday it had reduced its workforce at its Germantown location by 58 employees.
Quad/Graphics’ sales increase 2.4% in third quarter 11-01-2018
SUSSEX — Sales and earnings were up at Quad/Graphics, Inc. in Sussex during its recently completed third quarter, the company reported Wednesday.
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