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Bucks, State Fair to continue milk house partnership 07-23-2016
The Milwaukee Bucks have announced a Wisconsin State Fair tradition will continue for its 28th summer when the fair starts Aug. 4 with the the Milwaukee Bucks Milk House presented by Prairie Farms Dairy.
MOWA gets marketing grant for new exhibit 07-23-2016
The Museum of Wisconsin Art received a $7,500 Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism during a ceremony Thursday at the museum in West Bend.
A billion reasons to smile 07-23-2016
In 2015 West Bend Mutual wrote $1 billion in premiums, up from $642 million in 2006. Though it continues to grow and expand, the local company says it remains a people business.
5-story apartment building proposed for vacant lot 07-23-2016
WAUKESHA — Apartment project proposals keep coming for downtown Waukesha, with the latest suggested for the vacant lot between the Main Street Plaza and the empty former Panos building.
Dick's Sporting goods to open in early August 07-23-2016
BROOKFIELD —Dick’s Sporting Goods is set to open in The Corridor in Brookfield on Aug. 5.
Keeping it local, fresh at 225 So. 07-23-2016
WAUKESHA — Executive Chef Tomas White loves to garden, so he turned a space filled with garbage in downtown Waukesha into an oasis of green.
Bringing sweets to the streets 07-23-2016
WAUKESHA —The plan for a food truck came about quickly for Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe owners Ken and Peggy Heil, but they have found quick success.
Milwaukee Bucks agrees to labor agreement with Mortenson Construction 07-22-2016
MILWAUKEE —On Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks announced the completion of a project labor agreement with Mortenson Construction and local trade and union organizations governing the construction of the new multi-purpose arena in downtown Milwaukee.
Waterstone Financial reports nearly 71% increase in earnings 07-22-2016
WAUWATOSA —Waterstone Financial has completed a strong quarter, as well as a successful first half of 2016, according to a financial report released Friday by the parent company of WaterStone Bank.
Muskego to receive $500,000 for redeveloping former Parkland Mall 07-22-2016
MUSKEGO — The state is awarding Muskego $500,000 in its efforts to redevelop the long-vacant Parkland Mall in its downtown area.
75 YEARS AND COUNTING  07-22-2016
NASHOTAH — Seventy-five years ago, an immigrant by the name of Erich Dickten came to Milwaukee and worked as a tool and die maker.
Japanese company to buy Joy Global for $3.7 billion 07-22-2016
NEW YORK — Japan's Komatsu is buying mining equipment maker Joy Global in a deal worth about $3.7 billion.
New job numbers show improvement in June 07-22-2016
MADISON — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released by the Department of Workforce Development, show promising numbers.
Revenue down at Johnson Controls, while earnings increase 07-21-2016
WAUKESHA — On Thursday, Johnson Controls reported that its net revenues for the third quarter declined while its adjusted non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were up when compared to the same period last year.
Concerns raised about planned apartment development
OCONOMOWOC — As she describes the street she lives on, Oconomowoc resident Karen Luedke uses such words as “safe,” “quiet” and “family-oriented.”
Ogden must finish Mill Reserve development under settlement 07-21-2016
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha has reached an agreement with Ogden that will require the developer to finish the Mill Reserve project downtown, as well as pay the city $150,000.
Guiding clients on a creative journey
HARTLAND — When Andrea Koeppel started ocreative 13 years ago, she was seven months pregnant with her son and working by herself in a single-room office.
Joy Global to sell Texas steel plate mill 07-20-2016
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global announced Wednesday it will sell its steel plate mill in Longview, Texas, to Nucor Corporation, the largest steel producer in the United States, for approximately $29 million.
AB InBev gets approval to move forward with SABMiller purchase 07-20-2016
MILWAUKEE — Anheuser-Busche InBev NV won U.S. antitrust approval and can proceed with acquiring SABMiller Plc, according to a report from Bloomberg News on Wednesday.
Portillo's opens in Brookfield 07-20-2016
BROOKFIELD — The long-awaited first Wisconsin location of the iconic Illinois eatery opened at 10:30 a.m. and by noon was buzzing with activity.
FabriFast clears last hurdle for expansion 07-20-2016
A proposed expansion of FabriFast in Hartford could begin any day.
Development agreement reached in G’town 07-20-2016
GERMANTOWN — A development agreement was approved Monday night between the village and Scott Bence of Heritage Place Joint Venture for Saxony Village, a 172-unit apartment complex proposed for Main Street, but not without a lot of disagreement beforehand.
Pewaukee Plan Commission approves adding bakery to Aldi’s 07-20-2016
PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission unanimously voted last week to approve a request from Aldi’s, 1201 George Town Drive, to construct a 540 square-foot bakery addition onto the front elevation of the existing store.
Wildeck gives support to the media 07-20-2016
WAUKESHA — Media outlets from around the country and world are covering the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland and they all have physical support from Waukesha company Wildeck Inc., which provided the steel mezzanine platform for the reporters and cameramen.
Ozaukee County home sales flat in June 2016 from one year earlier 07-19-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — There was no change in home sales in Ozaukee County in June 2016 compared to June 2015, according to the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Temperature Pro to host grand opening Thursday 07-19-2016
CEDARBURG — Temperature Pro will host a grand opening brat fry this week to celebrate their new heating, ventilation and air conditioning franchise in Cedarburg.
More than just a golf course 07-19-2016
SAUKVILLE — Weddings, family-themed bonfires and business meetings might not conjure up images of a golf course, but all three are some of the amenities being offered at The Bog, a 20-year-old golf course in Saukville that is under new ownership.
Poke-business is booming 07-19-2016
The “Pokemon Go” craze is going strong in West Bend, with large groups of players of the popular mobile game gathering in the city during the evening hours.
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek completes merger with Husch Blackwell 07-18-2016
MILWAUKEE —The firms of Husch Blackwell and Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. announced Monday that the combining of their firms was completed as of July 15.
Cardiac Science announces new CEO 07-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Cardiac Science announced Monday that Devdatt (Dev) Kurdikar has been appointed chief executive officer.
Hartford hotel inches toward fruition
Changes in the design of a proposed hotel in downtown Hartford are underway, but officials involved feel the project is closer to being finalized.
Waukesha mulling resolution in suit against condo developer 07-16-2016
WAUKESHA — A resolution may be on the horizon in a civil suit the city of Waukesha brought against a condo developer last September.
Menards sues over assessment on Waukesha property
WAUKESHA — Menards is looking to save big money now that the company has filed suit against the city of Waukesha over what it says is an “excessive” assessment of the value of its Bluemound Road property.
Los Tacos offers BOLDNESS 07-16-2016
WAUKESHA — From its colorful walls to its flavorful tacos, Los Tacos on Sunset Drive serves up boldness to its customers.
Program to aid county businesses with workforce needs
Area businesses have another tool in their arsenal to improve their operations after Economic Development Washington County staff announced they are introducing another initiative.
Area businesses have fun with Pokemon Go craze 07-15-2016
DELAFIELD -In addition to getting a sandwich and an ice cream sundae at Wholly Cow Frozen Custard on Thursday, customers also were able to find the rare Pokemon monster Kadabra lurking around the store.
Why live in Lake Country? 07-14-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Few realtors understand the Lake Country area as intimately as Mike Herro.
Enterprising entrepreneurs 07-14-2016
HARTLAND - Nick Miller left his position as a low voltage electrician on June 2 of this year. On June 3 he missed a putt in a local golf outing, and missed out on a $5,000 prize.
Dental Associates opens in Waukesha 07-14-2016
WAUKESHA — A “floss-cutting” ceremony was held for the opening of Dental Associates’ new clinic in Waukesha on Tuesday.
Boat sales riding a wave amid technological advances, family demand 07-14-2016
OCONOMOWOC — With an ample amount of lakefront, and several lakes to choose from, the amount of places to use a boat in Oconomowoc is vast, but what’s keeping the boat market afloat?
Residential uses considered in downtown Cedarburg
CEDARBURG — It goes without saying that Cedarburg’s downtown corridor has long been noted for its historic character and vast collection of businesses – many locally owned.
Indoor shooting range approved – again 07-14-2016
MEQUON — After hearing concerns of crime, noise and lowered property values, Mequon’s top decision-making body has upheld a prior motion and agreed to move forward with a proposed indoor shooting range on the city’s southwest side.
Labor of love is Germantown man’s passion 07-14-2016
GERMANTOWN — As Kevin Behnke poured a bottle of Apple Works Winery wine Tuesday, you could see the passion in his eyes as he described his “labor of love.”
Concerns raised about planned apartment development
OCONOMOWOC — As she describes the street she lives on, Oconomowoc resident Karen Luedke uses such words as “safe,” “quiet” and “family-oriented.”
Beer Capitol Distributing to be sold to Middleton company
SUSSEX — The largest distributor in the state, Sussex-based Beer Capitol Distributing Co., has agreed to be purchased by a Middleton company, according to media reports.
Plans for strip mall at former Gasthaus site nixed 07-14-2016
WAUKESHA - Just over two weeks after the popular Gasthaus restaurant closed its doors for good, a plan to raze the building and replace it with a strip mall and fast casual eatery was denied preliminary approval from a city of Waukesha commission.
Annexation for apartments OK’d in Hartford 07-13-2016
HARTFORD — Sixteen acres that were in the town of Hartford can now officially be annexed to the city after action taken Tuesday night by the city’s Common Council.
Roundy’s CEO Mariano to retire 07-13-2016
MILWAUKEE —The Kroger Co. announced Tuesday that Roundy’s CEO Bob Mariano will retire effective Sept. 1.
GE Healthcare to close Hartford location
Hartford’s loss is Wauwatosa’s gain. GE Healthcare informed Hartford officials Monday that it will close the company’s Hartford location at 1550 Innovation Way by the end of the year.
Metro Milwaukee home sales continue to increase in June
WAUKESHA - There are many eager buyers looking for homes priced under $350,000 to purchase, but because of a lack of inventory, they are often slowed in their pursuit; however, home sales continue to rise in the four-county metro Milwaukee area with June increasing 5.4 percent compared to June 2015.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin opens emergency care in New Berlin 07-13-2016
NEW BERLIN - Starting Thursday, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's Moorland Reserve Health Center will offer a full-service emergency department that will provide hospital-level emergency care in New Berlin for the first time.
Tight home inventory leads to increased prices 07-13-2016
WAUKESHA — In only a matter of days, many homes listed for sale in Waukesha County have been snapped up by a buyer and an “Accepted Offer” hung from the real estate sign on the front lawn.
Thiensville restaurant to celebrate second anniversary with cheel-abration 07-12-2016
THIENSVILLE — The second anniversary of the cheel, 105 S. Main St., will be celebrated Saturday at cheel-abration.
Bartolotta Restaurant Group partners with Italian Community Center 07-12-2016
MILWAUKEE — The Bartolotta Restaurant Group has created a long-term catering partnership with the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.
Grafton store offers eclectic selection 07-12-2016
GRAFTON — Walk into Grafton’s Creekside Music and Naturals and you’ll find a wide variety of things you’d expect in a typical music store, from a wide selection of guitars to a few pairs of drumsticks and other accessories.
Grafton has plenty of room to grow 07-12-2016
GRAFTON — Plans are being made for the Port Washington Road corridor in Grafton, as well as several infill sites village staff believe are prime for redevelopment.
Sobelman’s deal falls through 07-12-2016
A Sobelman’s Pub & Grill is no longer coming to the West Bend area, at least not one run by Travis Dowden and Ben Anderson.
Papa Murphy’s to open on Sunset Drive 07-12-2016
WAUKESHA — Another tenant for the building under construction in front of St. Vincent de Paul, 818 Sunset Drive, has been announced — Papa Murphy’s.
Johnson Controls settles investigation of marine business 07-11-2016
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced Monday that it has entered into a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding issues concerning Foreign Corrupt Practices Act the company had self-reported related to the its marine business in China.
Gasthaus, La Casa plans up for review Wednesday 07-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Just over two weeks after the popular Gasthaus restaurant closed its doors for good, a plan to raze the building and replace it with a strip mall and fast casual eatery will come before a city commission for approval.
Biloba Brewing looks to acquire property for expansion
BROOKFIELD - Biloba Brewing is seeking approval from the city of Brookfield for a new plan of operation and development agreement for a planned expansion.
UnitedHealthcare health coverage expands into more counties 07-08-2016
MILWAUKEE - UnitedHealthcare Community Plan announced this week it has expanded its service area to include four more Wisconsin counties, Adams, Columbia, Dane and Sauk.
$8 million in technical training welcomed by city, partners
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has announced $8 million in workforce funding from the U.S. Department of Labor that will be committed to train Milwaukee residents for careers in technology fields.
Meijer gas station opens in advance of store 07-08-2016
WAUKESHA - The Meijer gas station at 831 E. Sunset Drive next to the new Meijer store opened Thursday.
Pieper Electric acquires Green Bay company 07-08-2016
NEW BERLIN - Pieper Electric announced Thursday it acquired Green Bay-based HiTech Controls and Manufacturing Solutions.
LeClaire handles sale of conference center 07-08-2016
BROOKFIELD - LeClaire Commercial LLC, based in Brookfield, has completed the sale of Weston Lanes & Conference Center in Marathon County just outside of Wausau.
The definition of lake life 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Cris and Susanna Rosario were looking to move Paddleboard Specialists from its original location in Madison, they decided there’s no place like home.
Lofty goals within reach at Loft 24 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Laura Kiley, owner of Loft 24, made the decision to move her business to a building a few blocks from its previous location, she did so with an eye toward the future.
Thunder Mountain Press brings artwork to the community
OCONOMOWOC — Thunder Mountain Press, a small art gallery located downtown, is a place for the wildlife lover with its featured original pieces of artwork and prints from the locally recognized “Mountain Men” who earned their nickname because of their love of the outdoors.
Shareholders of Johnson Controls and Tyco to vote on merger 07-07-2016
MILWAUKEE - The shareholders for Johnson Controls and Tyco International plc are set to meet Aug. 17 to vote on the proposed merger of the two countries.
Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital to get new machine for cancer care 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital will soon have a new way to provide image-guided cancer radiotherapy.
Legion still looking for tenant for Spinnakers 07-07-2016
OCONOMOWOC — After closing in February, the Legion is still looking for a tenant for the former Spinnakers Restaurant and Bar.
Lumberyard 1505 underway 07-07-2016
GRAFTON — Ground has been broken on the Lumberyard 1505 development site in Grafton, and progress is expected to happen quickly now that it’s begun.
City moves forward with hotel study 07-07-2016
CEDARBURG — A new hotel could be in Cedarburg’s future if the market is right, and Mike Lindner of Hotel R& D LLC., thinks it is.
Wisconsin Athletic Club readies new Brookfield location
The Wisconsin Athletic Club will open its new digs to the public on Sept. 6 in Brookfield at 20075 Water Tower Blvd.
Five Below to open Friday in Waukesha 07-07-2016
The newest addition to the Shoppes at Fox River - Five Below - will open its doors to shoppers at 9 a.m. Friday.
Daylee Public House slowly rolls out menu 07-07-2016
Building on what Simply Irresistible Catering did best, owner Megan Day has moved and expanded the business to include Daylee Public House, which is still in the process of rolling out its full offerings.
HUSCO could see cuts to tax credits after layoffs announced 07-07-2016
WAUKESHA - After announcing the upcoming termination of 100 employees last week, a Waukesha manufacturer may lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in state tax credits it had been in line to receive.
Locals opening online comics shop
Now unmasked, two heroes of the comic book community in Washington County have suited up to assume the mantle of selling comic books with a local focus and through their new online store, Crimson Cowl Comics.
Repairs set for Hartford airport 07-06-2016
The delay in reconstruction and expansion of a runway at the Hartford Municipal Airport has dragged on for so long that temporary repairs will be completed later this week to fill large cracks in the runway’s surface.
Campbellsport couple turns apple selling into winery
Armstrong Orchard & Winery is northwest of Long Lake, near the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It is a short drive from the state campgrounds at Long Lake and Mauthe Lake, about 30 minutes from West Bend.
Velo City Cycling to open in Pewaukee 07-06-2016
PEWAUKEE - The decade-old cycling and sports outfitter on West Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Pewaukee will soon have a new name, a new look and a new vision for community residents and visitors.
Kohler Engines develops fuel-efficient engine for residential lawnmowers 07-05-2016
KOHLER - A new technology that helps to create fuel efficiency in engines will now be installed in lawn mowers for the regular homeowner.
‘Warm and welcoming’ 07-05-2016
CEDARBURG — Keeping Dawn LeMay out of an Aveda salon would be much like trying to keep a fish out of water.
Noodles & Co. reveals credit card data stolen 07-03-2016
Area residents who frequented several Noodles & Co. establishments since January and paid with a credit or debit card should pay careful attention to their statements and ensure there are no fraudulent charges.
Jackson Plan Commission skeptical about sports complex 07-01-2016
JACKSON — A conceptual plan for a large indoors sports complex featuring a full-size soccer field, 10 volleyball courts, five basketball courts, batting cages, a golf hitting area, sports medicine clinic and a 24-hour fitness center didn’t score many points with members of the village’s Plan Commission on Thursday night.
Lowry Hall plan nets final approval from city commission
WAUKESHA - A new class building for Carroll University received final approval this month from Waukesha’s Plan Commission.
HUSCO to lay off 100 07-01-2016
WAUKESHA — One hundred HUSCO International employees in Waukesha are expected to be laid off as part of a restructuring of the manufacturer’s off-highway operations, the company announced Thursday.
Making downtown Oconomowoc the place to be 06-30-2016
OCONOMOWOC — After the success of last year’s inaugural Midweek Market, the Oconomowoc Chamber Commerce is setting its sights on making downtown Oconomowoc the place to be on a Wednesday night.
OCONOMOWOC — The downtown roundabout is finally about to have its new look.
Oconomowoc Landscape and Supply reopens 06-30-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — After a fire ravaged the storefront of Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center, N68-W37850 Highway K, June 22, the store’s owner intends to rebuild, said according to Carley Van Lare, director of sales and marketing.
Cedarburg food truck ban not likely 06-30-2016
CEDARBURG — A Common Council discussion Monday about the future of food trucks in Cedarburg gave city officials and residents plenty of food for thought.
Lannon Stone in talks to expand Jackson quarry operations 06-30-2016
TOWN OF JACKSON — Lannon Stone Products Inc. is planning to cement a deal with Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete Inc. to add a batchplant at its existing quarry at 675 Pleasant Valley Road.
Longtime chiropractic office closing in Hartford 06-30-2016
After 58 years in Hartford, Schimp Office of Chiropractic is officially closing its doors today
Questions and answers on reliever route 06-30-2016
TOWN OF HARTFORD — Some opponents of a proposed reliever route to divert heavy truck traffic from Hartford’s downtown feel the city’s problem shouldn’t be dumped on residents of adjacent towns.
Walker announces $3.2M in youth apprenticeship state grants 06-30-2016
PHILLIPS, Wis. - A pair of Waukesha County organizations are among 32 regional consortiums across Wisconsin to receive a piece of more than $3 million in youth apprenticeship grants.
Bark & Beg Boutique offers unique experience for pet lovers 06-30-2016
DELAFIELD - Bark & Beg Boutique is one of the few boutiques of its kind in the Lake County area, according to owner Stephanie Crouse.
Hartford annexation for apartment development delayed
HARTFORD — Two annexation requests were on the agenda for Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting — one was approved while a vote on the second request was tabled.
Old Gehl building coming down 06-29-2016
After rejecting bids in the fall, city of West Bend officials have identified a firm to demolish a building that has become dilapidated to the point it is unusable.
Public open house held on Mukwonago’s comprehensive plan 06-29-2016
MUKWONAGO — It was a crowded Village Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Clusters of citizens, property owners and business owners were on hand to discuss and provide feedback about the ongoing efforts to update the land use portion of the village’s Comprehensive Plan.
Will Milwaukee's residency rule change impact Waukesha County? 06-29-2016
WAUKESHA - While Milwaukee can no longer enforce a longstanding rule that city workers live within its limits, local officials predict the change won’t be felt too much in Waukesha County.
WOW Board awarded $4 million grant to train workers
PEWAUKEE - The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board has been awarded a $4 million grant to train hundreds of workers in advanced manufacturing, information technology and health care industries.
Opening date announced for Waukesha Meijer store 06-29-2016
WAUKESHA - Meijer's new Waukesha supercenter will be opening its doors in just over a month.
New branding celebrates downtown Waukesha’s energy 06-29-2016
WAUKESHA - In order to create new branding for downtown Waukesha, members of the development team at Savage Solutions immersed themselves in the area.
Johnson Controls continues process to spin off Adient 06-28-2016
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced Tuesday that its automotive seating and interiors business, Adient, that it intends to spin off in October is starting to seek financing to secure its capital structure.
Velo City bike shop to open in downtown Pewaukee 06-28-2016
PEWAUKEE — Velo City bike shop signed a lease to move into the former location of Attitude Sports at 203 W. Wisconsin Ave., said John Siepmann of Siepmann Realty Corp.
Workforce Development Center seeks employers for Aug. 17 job fair in West Bend 06-28-2016
WEST BEND — The Workforce Development Center is seeking employers to participate in its Washington/Ozaukee Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A fond farewell to a Waukesha landmark
WAUKESHA — Weissgerber’s Gasthaus was open for the final time on Saturday.
A team approach 06-28-2016
CEDARBURG — As a chiropractor, Jeffrey Sergent’s practice is open to patients of all types.
Gun range still in Mequon’s sights 06-28-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council will have the final say in whether a shooting range will be allowed in southwest Mequon.
County may pick up the PACE 06-28-2016
Washington County officials may soon have another tool at their disposal to encourage economic development while also promoting energy efficiency.
Walker visits Quad/Graphics in City of Pewaukee 06-28-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke to employees and visitors at Quad/Graphics, W224-N3322 Duplainville Road on Monday morning.
CompuCom closing New Berlin facility 06-27-2016
NEW BERLIN - Dallas-based CompuCom notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it will close its New Berlin facility.
ProHealth fitness center installs high-tech exercise equipment 06-27-2016
WAUKESHA - ProHealth Care’s West Wood Health & Fitness Center has installed 18 piece of aerobic equipment that offers the latest technology in rowing, climbing and treadmill machines.
Getting on the map 06-26-2016
Businesses in West Bend come and go and sometimes move to new locations. Thanks to technology and apps like Google Maps, it’s typically quite easy to find where these businesses have gone.
New Steaming Cup owners plan restaurant in former Key Westconsin
WAUKESHA — The owners of The Steaming Cup are ready to dish up more food at their new restaurant, slated to open during August in the former location of Key Westconsin across from the river in downtown Waukesha.
Markets reel as world absorbs shock of UK vote for Brexit 06-24-2016
The U.K.'s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves through the country and around the world Friday, rocking financial markets, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and even threatening the ties that bind the United Kingdom.
Starbucks to open in Sendik’s Towne Centre 06-24-2016
BROOKFIELD — A new Starbucks with a drive-thru has been proposed for the Sendik’s Towne Centre in Brookfield.
A mix of the old and the new 06-24-2016
SOUTH MILWAUKEE - While South Milwaukee has garnered attention in recent years for such economic developments as bringing in big-box retailer Walmart, officials are progressively and steadily touting a ramped-up effort in the heart of the community.
Legislation would make businesses liable for gun injuries
WEST BEND - State Rep. Bob Gannon, R-Slinger, has drafted a bill with the intention of addressing violence and will hold businesses strictly liable for any gun-related injuries received at their establishment if they post a “No Weapons Allowed” sign in their windows.
ITU AbsorbTech is #1 Business of the Year 06-24-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Thursday ITU AbsorbTech Inc. is its #1 Business of the Year.
Aurora Health Care partners with UnitedHealthcare on accountable care program 06-23-2016
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care and UnitedHealthcare announced Wednesday that together they have launched an accountable care program intended to help improve people’s health and their satisfaction with their health care experience.
OCONOMOWOC — Bella Gusto, the popular Italian market and deli, was opened by Renee Burns with the help of her husband, Tom.
Consistency is key at Ron’s Cozy Corner 06-23-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Consistency has been the secret to Ron Eder’s 30-plus years in the restaurant business.
Council directs staff to create a plan to help developer
OCONOMOWOC — After considerable grumbling, the Oconomowoc Common Council approved the first step in granting a request by a local developer to create a pay-as-you-go tax incremental financing district to pay for soaring construction costs at the Parc on Lac La Belle condo project.
Waukesha County’s unemployment drops to 3.4% 06-23-2016
WAUKESHA - Unemployment continued to drop throughout Wisconsin in May with the average rate ending at 4.2 percent for the state, while Waukesha County’s declined to 3.4 percent.
Fire destroys popular landscape supply store 06-23-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Fire destroyed Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center, N68-W37850 Highway K, in an early morning blaze Wednesday.
Bar owner, village look to settle back tax issue 06-22-2016
A compromise is in the works regarding back taxes owed to the village of Germantown on the building Buzdum’s Pub and Grill.
Up in the air 06-22-2016
Kand’E, a new hair salon, opened in West Bend about a month ago with the intention of offering a high-end personal salon experience.
Johnsonville Sausage opens new facility in Watertown 06-21-2016
WATERTOWN — A celebration was held Tuesday for the new Johnsonville Sausage, LLC location in Watertown that replaces one that suffered a fire on May 10, 2015.
Ozaukee County home closings increase in May, compared to the month before 06-21-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of closings for single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes in Ozaukee County increased 10.3 percent between April and May.
Dutch treat 06-21-2016
MEQUON — Since opening the doors at its flagship eatery on Milwaukee’s east side, the European-themed Café Hollander has generally been associated with dense, urban environments.
‘Overgrown’ Mequon parcel to get four homes 06-21-2016
MEQUON — Mequon’s Planning Commission cleared the way June 13 for a four-lot development on a property in south Mequon that was described as being neglected and overgrown.
Second time’s a charm for Mequon condos 06-21-2016
MEQUON — A month after residents thought they had successfully opposed a Mequon condominium project, they were back at City Hall June 14.
All eyes on Erin Hills 06-21-2016
When the final putt dropped Sunday and Dustin Johnson lifted the U.S. Open championship trophy, the focus for the 2017 U.S. Open shifted to Erin Hills.
Bucks break ground on new arena 06-21-2016
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens was joined by about 20,000 fans, elected officials and community leaders Saturday for the groundbreaking of the new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Milwaukee that will be the future home of the basketball team.
Weissgerber’s Gasthaus closing this weekend 06-21-2016
WAUKESHA — A restaurant that for decades has been a landmark at one of the main routes into the city of Waukesha will be closing its doors at the end of this week.
Price Engineering unveils new hydraulic reservoir 06-21-2016
HARTLAND - In an era when saving costs is mightily important for companies, reducing how much oil is carried by a vehicle or a piece of machinery, as well as making the equipment lighter, goes a long way to realizing those savings.
Global Industrial to lay off 27 workers 06-20-2016
MILWAUKEE - About 27 workers will lose their jobs later this summer when Global Industrial Services, Inc., Global Equipment Company, Inc., and Products for Industry LLC, which make up Global Industrial, conduct employee separations, according to a notice sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Monday.
Looking at health care today and tomorrow 06-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — As costs continue to rise for employers who provide health insurance for their workforce, a group of expert panelists Friday stressed the importance of collaboration in finding ways to save money.
Ruekert & Mielke has grown up alongside Waukesha County 06-18-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — In the past 70 years Waukesha County changed from a largely agricultural landscape to one of subdivisions and commerce — and the infrastructure connecting them all. 
Holistic Healing 06-18-2016
PEWAUKEE — On a warm June morning, with the breeze blowing and a water fountain flowing on the rooftop garden, sitting at UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care feels like anything but being in a clinic.
New senior living community opens in Menomonee Falls
MENOMONEE FALLS - Dickson Hollow senior living community, located at the corner of Lisbon and Pilgrim Roads, opened this spring when its first residents moved into the senior apartments, assisted living apartments and memory care apartments.
Fiserv creates palm-reading device for added security 06-17-2016
BROOKFIELD - Fiserv, Inc. has created the Verifast: Palm Authentication that can be used by banks and credit unions to increase security and create efficiencies.
Wisconsin unemployment rate at lowest point in 15 years
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 15 years.
Northwestern Mutual Moves Higher on Fortune 500 List 06-16-2016
MILWAUKEE - Northwestern Mutual announced Thursday it has moved up nine spots on the Fortune 500 list to be at No. 100.
Heavy demand, low supply causing area real estate market to rocket 06-16-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The southeastern Wisconsin real estate market is in the middle of an economic deficiency; it doesn’t have enough homes in the $300,000 to $350,000 level to satiate the influx of buyers.
‘If you see a place to park, take it’ 06-16-2016
MEQUON — The recent opening of Café Hollander in Mequon’s Town Center has put pressure on parking in the area.
Mequon shooting range approved 06-16-2016
MEQUON — Plans for an indoor shooting range are on target after the Mequon Planning Commission Tuesday approved its location at a building on North Granville Road.
Picking up late night suds 06-16-2016
Since December 2011, gas stations have been able to sell beer after 9 p.m. in Washington County. Grocery stores can, too, if they obtain a proper license.
A golden business anniversary 06-16-2016
HARTLAND - The belief at Dorner Manufacturing is to move fast and move smart. The company has lived up to its belief system.
Piedmont Plastics relocates to New Berlin 06-15-2016
NEW BERLIN —The Piedmont Plastics Milwaukee branch has relocated to a new facility in New Berlin in order to serve more customers.
J.W. Speaker exploring expansion plan 06-15-2016
J.W. Speaker Corp., N120 W19434 Freistadt Road, Germantown, a manufacturer of high-performance vehicular lighting products for aftermarket sales around the world, may be getting ready to expand.
Village favors E.H. Wolf project 06-15-2016
Washington County officials want to assist a private entity with a loan to finance an expansion project that may revitalize a municipality’s downtown area while generating jobs for the area.
Wis. students to attend business program 06-15-2016
More than 100 Wisconsin students, including will participate in this year’s Business World program, held Sunday through June 22 at St. Norbert College in De Pere.
Survey: Milwaukee employers look to hire in third quarter 06-15-2016
MILWAUKEE —The hiring outlook for companies in metro Milwaukee is consistent with the rest of the country with nearly one in four American employers saying they expect to increase staff levels in the third quarter.
All under one roof 06-14-2016
THIENSVILLE — While its doors have been open since mid-February, the Thiensville Health Alliance will show off its new building in downtown Thiensville at an open house June 23.
Port Washington State Bank clears zoning hurdle for planned Thiensville branch 06-14-2016
THIENSVILLE — Members of the Thiensville Village Board June 6 unanimously approved an amendment to the village’s land use plan that helps pave the way for a planned Thiensville branch of Port Washington State Bank.
Company proposes to double Hartford plant 06-14-2016
HARTFORD — The city’s Plan Commission night approved a site plan review Monday for a proposed expansion by Accurate Fabrication of about 20,250 square feet.
Mine construction moving forward 06-14-2016
After delays, some heated discussions and despite a judgement in favor of residents opposing the project, the construction of a nonmetallic sand pit will move forward.
A solid performance for home sales in May 06-14-2016
WAUKESHA - May was a strong month for home sales in the metro Milwaukee area with the number of homes sold increasing 12.3 percent compared to the same period in 2015.
Johnson Controls to invest $245 million in North American battery production 06-13-2016
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced Monday it will invest $245 million over the course of the next few years in battery technology for automobile usage.
Elm Grove firm wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest
MADISON — Outdoor sporting goods firm Hyde was the winner of the 13th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.
Remedy Analytics to expand in Milwaukee, double workforce 06-13-2016
MILWAUKEE — Remedy Analytics, Inc. announced its plans Monday to expand in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee and add 27 full-time employees.
The survey says... 06-12-2016
The most common need as far as housing is concerned in Hartford is single-family starter homes costing between $80,000-$150,000.
Ownership questions hold back lighting project 06-12-2016
The plan to install incandescent lamps near the rooftops of buildings in downtown West Bend is on hold until the mystery surrounding it is solved.
New name, same building for furniture business in Hartford 06-12-2016
Brunner’s Furniture closed last summer. But, less than a year later, furniture is being sold under the name Hartford Furniture by Mike Brunner out of the same building, 5680 Highway 60, Hartford.
Downtown Waukesha prepares to shine
WAUKESHA — As the road work in downtown Waukesha approaches its completion, Waukesha city staff prepare to unveil a rebranding campaign for the center of the city as they continue to seek a grocery store and work with developers on mixed-use projects for the heart of the city.
Classic cruisin' 06-11-2016
BROOKFIELD - Stan Johnson is the definition of cool with his hands in his jean pockets and a swagger as he walks about his Brookfield office.
Two Waukesha County businesses finalists in state competition 06-11-2016
WAUKESHA - Two Waukesha County businesses, Essential Biotechnology LLC, of Big Bend, and Hyde, of Elm Grove, were recently named finalists in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest Awards Ceremony.
Forbes features Waukesha business founder 06-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Forbes Magazine is featuring Barbara Thompson, president and CEO of The Roberts Group, in the latest Top Women issue under “America’s Women Business Leaders.”
Johnson Controls to build $200 million plant in China 06-09-2016
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced Thursday its plans to build a fourth automotive battery manufacturing plant in China that will employ about 650 people and cost more than $200 million.
Waukesha brewery wins gold medal at national competition 06-09-2016
WAUKESHA - Raised Grain Brewing has been selling craft beer commercially for less than a year in Waukesha but has already won a gold medal at a national competition.
City renews liquor licenses, several paid for but unused
OCONOMOWOC — At the same time two businesses let their liquor licenses lapse, the Oconomowoc Common Council renewed several others Tuesday, including several that belong to business that are nonexistent.
Dollar Tree to open in late July 06-09-2016
GRAFTON — Officials with a dollar store planned for Grafton say they hope to open by July 21.
‘We want to be good neighbors’ 06-09-2016
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg proudly advocates for both thriving businesses and happy residents, but a public hearing during Monday’s Plan Commission meeting demonstrated the challenges that can arise when those two interests conflict.
City seeks scaled-back version of apartment proposal
CEDARBURG — Tom Zabjek from Lakeside Development appeared before the Cedarburg Plan Commission Monday for a consultation on a proposed three-story, 40-unit apartment building to be located on the southwest corner of Washington Avenue and Jackson Street – a site that has been called an eyesore by many.
Passing the torch 06-09-2016
THIENSVILLE — After nearly 68 years as a family-run Ford dealership in Thiensville, Schmit Ford has been sold to Boucher Group Inc.
Kwik Trip coming to West Bend 06-09-2016
Construction workers move dirt while preparing the site for a Kwik Trip convenience store being built in West Bend just south of the Commerce State Bank at 1700 S. Silverbrook Drive.
Construction underway for pair of area businesses 06-09-2016
SLINGER — An O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store, now under construction, could be open for business as soon as fall.
Attitude Sports closes in Pewaukee 06-09-2016
PEWAUKEE — Attitude Sports in Pewaukee held a closing sale and closed its doors during the last weekend in May, according to the store’s Facebook page.
Mad Rooster site plan nets preliminary approval 06-09-2016
WAUKESHA — Mad Rooster Café received unanimous preliminary approval from the city’s Plan Commission on Wednesday, but the applicant will have to come back before the commission to further discuss details of a proposed yard prop.
Panera, Panda Express eye up Waukesha 06-09-2016
WAUKESHA — For years area residents have been asking when a Panera Bread will open its doors in Waukesha.
Meijer opening brings excitement 06-08-2016
SUSSEX - Meijer celebrated the grand opening of the new Sussex location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.
Get some java in Jackson 06-08-2016
A specialty coffee location is opening in Jackson to fill a geographical gap in availability for freshly roasted coffee in Washington County.
Tech franchise opens in Germantown
A TeamLogic IT franchise has opened in Germantown, offering small-and-medium-sized businesses in the greater Milwaukee area an affordable solution for secure and flexible IT systems.
Bar owner given 2 weeks for taxes 06-08-2016
Radomir Buzdum, operator of Buzdum’s Pub & Grill in Germantown, has two weeks to come up with more than $36,000 to pay back taxes owed to the village. If not, he faces the possibility of losing his liquor license.
Website could be costly for West Bend BID Board 06-08-2016
The West Bend Business Improvement District wants to join cyberspace and host a website.
M-T Chamber of Commerce seeks nominees for 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards 06-07-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for great businesses, citizens and young professionals for its 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards recognition.
PyraMax Bank plans open house at its newest location in Grafton 06-07-2016
GRAFTON — PyraMax Bank, which is opening a branch at 1150 Washington St. in Grafton, will conduct an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
MGS acquired by Milwaukee firm 06-07-2016
GERMANTOWN - MGS Mfg. Group, Inc., a global provider of optimized manufacturing solutions for high precision plastic products, was recently acquired by Mason Wells, a private equity firm headquartered in Milwaukee.
Dollar Tree coming to Grafton 06-07-2016
GRAFTON — Ozaukee County is about to get its first Dollar Tree, and it’s happening in Grafton.
Plan commission approves Barton physical fitness facility
The Barton Planning Commission held a public hearing Monday recommending that the Town Board allow Jen Lenzendorf, owner of AIMS Fitness, to operate a physical fitness facility under a special use permit at 3130 Newark Drive.
Waukesha State Bank to celebrate remodeled Waukesha Location 06-07-2016
WAUKESHA - A ribbon-cutting ceremony today will kick off a weeklong celebration for the newly remodeled downtown Waukesha State Bank location.
GE selects Canadian site for Waukesha engine operations
WAUKESHA — GE announced it has selected the site for its new “Brilliant Factory,” which will replace some of its operations in Waukesha.
Froedtert to operate clinic in local Meijer stores 06-07-2016
SUSSEX - When Meijer opens in Sussex on Tuesday, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin will also celebrate the opening of its clinic within the store at N51-W24953 Lisbon Road.
First Federal Bank names Schaefer as president, CEO 06-06-2016
WAUKESHA - First Federal Bank of Wisconsin announced Monday the appointment of Edward H. Schaefer as the bank's new president and CEO.
Air Wisconsin Airlines to close in Milwaukee 06-06-2016
MILWAUKEE - Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation notified the Department of Workforce Development on Monday that it will close its facility located at General Mitchell International Airport, 5300 S. Howell Ave, Milwaukee.
Does West Bend have enough workers for businesses here? 06-04-2016
West Bend’s Economic Development Manager Ashley Mukasa visited businesses, asking representatives questions about the market conditions they face.
Banquet facility and restaurant are coming soon to Richfield 06-04-2016
Richfield will soon be the home for two new businesses.
The fruits of their labor 06-04-2016
WAUKESHA - A lot has changed in the last two years at Weldall Manufacturing, thanks to the ideas of some middle-school consultants.
R&R Insurance Services acquires Frett Barrington 06-03-2016
WAUKESHA — R&R Insurance Services, Inc. announced Friday it will acquire City of Pewaukee-based Frett Barrington, Ltd., a locally owned and independent insurance broker.
Town residents still fighting mine 06-03-2016
People who thought they prevented the construction of a nearby sand pit were in for a surprise when they realized the company wants to reintroduce the project.
Portillo’s to open July 19 in Brookfield
BROOKFIELD - A date for the grand opening of the Chicagoland restaurant famous for its Italian beef has been set.
Officials looking at options for 4 miles of South 27th Street corridor 06-03-2016
MILWAUKEE - On the heels of recent road construction and streetscaping projects, residents and business owners living near the South 27th Street commercial corridor are hoping for an infusion of new retailers, restaurants and other developments.
Taking the camera to the customer 06-02-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Scott Patrick, co-owner of Lake Life Photography, has made taking photos his life’s pursuit.
Jackson Street apartments proposed
CEDARBURG — Developers will consult with the Cedarburg Plan Commission Monday on a three-story, 40-unit apartment building proposed for the southwest corner of Jackson Street and Washington Avenue.
Cedarburg attorney sets parameters around CDA’s outreach efforts 06-02-2016
CEDARBURG — “Consistency” was a term used throughout a discussion last month of how the newly formed Community Development Authority should approach existing and prospective developers and business owners.
Village to consider more mixed-use housing 06-02-2016
GRAFTON — A shift may be coming for Grafton, as village officials consider a new comprehensive plan that allows for more future development of higher-density housing.
Ready for the workplace 06-02-2016
WAUKESHA - On his graduation day, Chris Blyth could proudly announce that he already has a job lined up at Aurora Health Care in Summit and will start next week.
A citizen’s centennial 06-02-2016
MUKWONAGO - After going from a farm kid to a successful banker during nearly a century of living, Warren E. Hansen Sr. understands hard work and perseverance. 
Wisconsin banks increase lending by 6.4% 06-01-2016
MADISON — During the first quarter of 2016, Wisconsin state-chartered banks saw net income increase by 18 percent and lending rise by 6.4 percent when compared to the same period in 2015, according to data released Wednesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Nonprofit announces layoffs 06-01-2016
Experience Works, a nonprofit offering employment-training services for low-income older workers, has announced it is closing its West Bend office and will lay off five employees, effective July 1.
Waukesha County business roundup
Construction that began in October on a 21,571-square-foot Dental Associates clinic is nearing completion with an opening date of July 11 planned.
Kwik Trip to open Sept. 1 on Golf Road
WAUKESHA - The newest Kwik Trip in Waukesha is set to open Sept. 1 at 2001 Golf Road.
Consumer spending jumps by largest amount in six years
NEW YORK — Consumers pulled their wallets out of winter hibernation in April, increasing their spending at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in a sign that the economy is growing solidly again this spring.
Shhhhh! It’s a SECRET GARDEN 05-31-2016
Secret Garden Gifts is about 2 miles outside Jackson and is the last shop remaining in the unincorporated community of Mayfield.
Stilt House gets OK for expanded patio 05-31-2016
CEDARBURG — Thanks to an OK from the city of Cedarburg and an agreement with their neighbor, the Stilt House Gastro Pub expanded its patio last week, doubling the space.
Airport officials planning upgrades 05-31-2016
City of West Bend airport officials are anticipating needs and planning infrastructure upgrades to ensure the facilities meet standards.
Truck route signs posted in downtown Hartford 05-30-2016
HARTFORD — Drivers of large trucks traveling through the city’s downtown are being asked to ignore the usual GPS directions to the industrial park.
Ryan: Congress will challenge overtime rule change 05-28-2016
WAUKESHA - Since the Department of Labor altered the rules governing overtime pay, House Speaker Paul Ryan said, Congress has been weighing its options on how to best challenge the change, which he considers essentially an unconstitutional law.
From serving one's country to customer service 05-28-2016
OCONOMOWOC - As an Air Force veteran and a small business owner, Scott Flaugher sees the value of working in numbers.
Leadership announced for merged Johnson Controls and Tyco 05-27-2016
MILWAUKEE — With a planned merger anticipated for Oct. 1, Johnson Controls and Tyco International announced the senior executive team on Friday.
Sparking a career 05-27-2016
SLINGER — A spark of interest fanned by Slinger High School could ignite the careers of many students. Thursday six students passed with “flying colors” a test to earn welding certification.
Returning anew 05-27-2016
WAUKESHA -  Outside a warm-toned brick building with red awnings, an outdoor sale is taking place. It is quite humid, but Pathfinding Book Store owner Jeanette Glazewski stays cool in the shade holding a book as she watches for customers.
Wisconsin company sued over break policy for Muslim workers 05-26-2016
BRILLION, Wis. — A civil liberties group representing Muslim employees of a Wisconsin manufacturer has filed a religious discrimination complaint against the company for not allowing extra break time for prayer.
On the lake, outside the box 05-26-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Lakerz Pub and Eatery Owner Lynn Reed knows how to have a conversation.
Suttner gets pontoon boat rental approval 05-26-2016
OCONOMOWOC — John Suttner recently received approval to operate a pontoon boat rental service out of Buddy’s Beach Bungalow.
Area tow companies allege police favoritism in crash calls
County officials are addressing how towing companies are called to a scene of a crash after hearing complaints of preferential treatment by the county Sheriff’s Office.
Bradley Corp. hosts Arrowhead students on tour of operations 05-26-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Students from Arrowhead High School got an up-close look at Bradley Corporation’s Menomonee Falls operation on Wednesday as part of the school’s partnership with area businesses to bridge the skilled trades gap.
Unemployment rate dips in metro-Milwaukee area 05-26-2016
WAUKESHA - The unemployment rate dropped in the four-county metropolitan area for the month of April, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Hartford airport project won’t happen until at least 2018
HARTFORD — The news was expected, but now it’s finally confirmed — Hartford Municipal Airport’s runway improvement project won’t start until at least 2018.
Wisc. employers may see drop in unemployment tax 05-25-2016
MADISON — Wisconsin employers could see another drop in unemployment insurance taxes in 2017 due to an improved economy and employer-friendly changes in the system.
TruBlue makes its way to Germantown 05-25-2016
A company coming to Washington County wants to provide residents with easier access to house care professionals for handiwork and cleaning.
New business-building agency created
WAUKESHA - When Paul Farrow took office as Waukesha County executive last year, he made clear his main priority was to transform the area into the “economic epicenter” of Wisconsin.
Allo! Chocolat up for sale 05-25-2016
WAUKESHA — After almost a decade of selling gourmet truffles, quality chocolates and old-fashioned candy, Allo! Chocolat owners Roger and Carrie Igielski announced they are looking for someone to buy their downtown Waukesha business.
Foreclosure rate decreases in metro area 05-25-2016
WAUKESHA -  Data released Tuesday shows that the rate of foreclosure in the metro Milwaukee area declined in March by 0.19 percent.
Nissen Staffing Continuum named a 2016 Future 50 company 05-24-2016
WAUKESHA — Nissen Staffing Continuum has been named a 2016 Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small Business Executives.
Urgent care, primary care clinics open at Aurora Sinai Medical Center 05-24-2016
MILWAUKEE — An urgent care facility has been added to the Aurora Sinai Medical Center, which will also open a primary care clinic on June 1.
Midwest Engineered Systems announces another expansion 05-24-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Midwest Engineering Systems Inc. announced Tuesday it intends to add a 60,000-square-foot addition near its City of Pewaukee facility.
Home Helpers adds employees 05-24-2016
MEQUON — Mequon-based Home Helpers of Greater Milwaukee has added three clinical leaders and announced details of an expansion to serve more of the Milwaukee area.
From Mequon to the world 05-24-2016
MEQUON — A “titan” in the medical manufacturing industry reports rapid growth.
Helping grads 'filter the noise' 05-24-2016
MEQUON — Earlier this month, students at Concordia University Wisconsin – and across the nation – walked across stages, picked up degrees and prepared to join the real world.
Failed drug tests challenge businesses 05-24-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — With the jobless rate in Ozaukee County among the lowest in Wisconsin, area employers say it’s difficult to find qualified employees who can pass a drug test.
Digital Media Lab to offer marketing resources in Hartland
HARTLAND - A neighborhood learning center and media store for area merchants will be open to the Hartland community today.
City of Pewaukee commission approves burger bar for former American building 05-21-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission unanimous approved a conditional use permit on Thursday to build a Point Burger Bar in the former American TV building on Westwood Drive.
Sports Authority to close all stores nationwide 05-21-2016
WAUKESHA — Sports Authority announced it will close all of its stores after filing for bankruptcy, including stores in Brookfield and Delafield.
At least $50K damage to local business 05-20-2016
A firefighter received minor injuries and there was $50,000-$70,000 damage to a shed and contents at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday after a fire broke out at N R Asphalt & Pavement Maintenance off of Highway 144, West Bend Fire Chief Gerald Kudek said.
Hartford looking for tenant after Kmart
With the looming July closure of the Hartford Kmart on Bell Avenue, officials and business leaders met to discuss the plaza’s future.
‘Apprentice’-style project prepares students for real business world 05-20-2016
PEWAUKEE - Teams of students at Pewaukee High School made their business pitch to a panel of judges Thursday. But in the end, there was only one winner.
Rogers Health to open facility in Minneapolis 05-20-2016
SUMMIT -  Rogers Behavioral Health - Minneapolis is set to open its doors in Eden Prairie, Minn., on Monday.
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate drops to 4.4% 05-20-2016
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment dropped a bit for the month of April, down to 4.4 percent, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Final stanza 05-19-2016
HARTFORD — Soon the doors of a one-of-a-kind city business will close at its decades-long location.
Failed drug tests a problem for local businesses 05-19-2016
Eighty-five percent of local businesses have had issues filling entry level positions because of applicants failing to pass controlled substance testing, a report conducted by the West Bend School District found.
Denali Ingredients reveals $12 million expansion plans 05-19-2016
NEW BERLIN - Wisconsinites love their dairy concoctions and for more than 40 years Denali Ingredients has been supplying ice cream makers and others in the food industry with ingredients to make such famous treats as Moose Tracks ice cream.
OSHA cites Nature’s Path for safety violations in worker’s injury 05-19-2016
SUSSEX - A rotating airlock blade severed a 30-year-old worker’s three fingertips as he cleaned the machine at a Sussex subsidiary of organic food manufacturer Nature’s Path Foods Inc., an incident federal safety investigators ruled could have been prevented if the machine had been powered down fully.
Sodexo to lay off 70 after losing Waukesha district contract 05-19-2016
WAUKESHA - Sodexo will lay off about 70 employees after losing its contract with the Waukesha School District, the Department of Workforce Development announced Wednesday.
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