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Small businesses push ahead with growth plans in 2016 01-02-2016
BROOKFIELD — As Todd Ruedt leads his business, Grounds Maintenance Service, into the new year, he plans to continue eliminating clutter to create a more profitable and growing company.
Manufacturing outlook improves slightly in December
MILWAUKEE — The manufacturing industry in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois remained in negative territory for December, although the outlook improved slightly from November and the overall outlook for the future is positive.
Andrew’s Bar and Restaurant to close, reopen in spring
DELAFIELD — The upscale restaurant in The Delafield Hotel will close Sunday and reopen in a few months under a new name, according to an email Thursday.
Famous Dave’s closes in Waukesha 01-02-2016
WAUKESHA — A Facebook post early Friday says that Famous Dave’s of Waukesha closed after service New Year’s Eve.
Melk Music to hold opening celebration 12-31-2015
MUSKEGO - An open house and 60th anniversary celebration will be held Wednesday for Melk Music which recently relocated to Muskego.
Hartford manufacturer a state award contender 12-30-2015
One Washington County business has been nominated for the 28th Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award.
Permits to be reviewed at Tuesday meeting 12-30-2015
West Bend leaders will check out plans for a Kwik Trip store at their 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday at City Hall.
Owners latching up The Shed 12-30-2015
The Shed in Slinger started out five and a half years ago as an outdoorsman’s vision of what shopping should be — it featured tools and items for hunting and fishing.
Area companies nominated for manufacturing awards
WAUKESHA - Several southeastern Wisconsin companies are in the running to be named a Wisconsin Manufacturer of The Year.
Corvisa software company lays off 26 workers 12-29-2015
MILWAUKEE — Corvisa LLC informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday that it laid off approximately 26 workers in Milwaukee.
Café de Arts opens in new location 12-29-2015
WAUKESHA — Café de Arts has opened in its new larger location at 830 W. St. Paul Ave.
A jewel for Town Center 12-29-2015
Sisters Brooke Boomer and Sarah Nelson may be new to the Mequon business community, but there’s something about their second Ruby Tap location that seems quite familiar: They have some of the same exact neighbors there that they have in Wauwatosa.
River’s End Gallery to close Waukesha location 12-29-2015
WAUKESHA - For nine years, River’s End Gallery has sold art on the west end of Main Street in downtown Waukesha, but come Thursday, the gallery will close its doors and transition its inventory to its larger Elm Grove location.
Zip Clipz now available at the Joke Shop 12-29-2015
WAUKESHA - Zip Clipz owner Greg Heal announced that his customizable zipper pulls are now available at the Jest for Fun Joke Shop in downtown Waukesha.
Russ Darrow opens new building in Wauwatosa 12-28-2015
WAUWATOSA — Russ Darrow Group announced Monday it recently opened a new building at 1901 N. Mayfair Road to house its Kia dealership.
Solving a problem, encouraging creativity 12-26-2015
BROOKFIELD - Every successful entrepreneur knows that starting a business is about identifying a problem and creating a solution.
Not quite the big chill 12-26-2015
OCONOMOWOC - After an unusual summer season saw several unusual fish patterns, the warm start to winter is putting the brakes on any ice fishing.
Wild about whiskey 12-24-2015
WAUKESHA - The allure of sipping a tumbler of quality amber-colored whiskey has grown so much in recent years that area businesses like Nice Ash Cigar Bar have not only expanded their whiskey menus, but are hosting events and offering specials to allow patrons to sample the varied flavors of the liquor.
Unemployment ticks up locally, remains better than 2014
WAUKESHA - Unemployment rates in Waukesha County ticked up slightly in November, but remained below where they were in 2014, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Slinger may spend about $190,000 to market the village
Marketing and promotion are important keys in a community’s development, leaders say. Slinger’s Village Board hopes it’s taken a big step in using those keys by hiring Vandewalle and Associates to provide a laser focus on the village.
Former Waukesha DMV turned into training facility 12-23-2015
WAUKESHA - The old DMV building on West Avenue has undergone a transformation into a rescue training facility for wind, telecom and general industries.
Pizza made with love 12-23-2015
WAUKESHA - No matter what kind of day Sal Aguilera is having, he will be wearing a big smile because he wants his customers to be happy, for when they are happy, he is happy.
Truck to table 12-22-2015
Since 2014, the familiar blue-and-yellow Falafel Guys food truck has become a familiar site in and around Milwaukee.
Domino’s Pizza franchise opens in Mequon 12-22-2015
MEQUON — A Domino’s pizza franchise opened late last week in the shopping complex at Mequon and Cedarburg roads that also is home to Piggly Wiggly.
A hole in one in Waukesha 12-22-2015
WAUKESHA -On a cold, rainy day in December, a foursome practicing their golf game could easily pretend they were playing on Pebble Beach in California with a warm ocean breeze blowing and the sun shining.
Citizens Bank may expand presence in Town of Genesee
TOWN OF GENESEE - A corner of Highways 83 and 59 may one day be the site of a larger Citizens Bank.
Year best in home sales for Wisconsin since 2005 12-22-2015
MADISON — Even without final results included for the month of December, 2015 was a successful year for home sales around Wisconsin.
Manitowoc Cranes to close Port Washington facility 12-21-2015
PORT WASHINGTON — Manitowoc Cranes LLC informed the Department of Workforce Development on Monday that it will close its facility in Port Washington, which will affect about 80 employees.
Aurora Health Care to expand children’s health specialty services 12-21-2015
GREEN BAY — Starting in the new year, Aurora Health Care will collaborate with UW Health to offer children’s health specialty services on the Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay and the Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh.
SC Aviation to build $22.5 million Janesville expansion 12-21-2015
JANESVILLE — SC Aviation will break ground on an expansion to its Janesville hangar facility that will cost about $22.5 million.
Price Engineering to move from Mequon to Jackson 12-19-2015
JACKSON - Price Engineering owner Tom Price is moving his company’s operations from the Mequon Industrial Park to Jackson.
Jimmy's Grotto launches new website 12-19-2015
WAUKESHA - After redesigning its logo, Jimmy’s Grotto has now launched a new website for the restaurant that’s famous for its pizza and ponzas.
Versona Accessories to open in Mayfair Collection 12-18-2015
WAUWATOSA — Versona Accessories will open its first store in Wisconsin in The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa.
Dierks Waukesha to be acquired by US Foods 12-18-2015
WAUKESHA — Family owned Dierks Waukesha will be acquired by US Foods, a national food distributor, according to a Friday announcement.
Jason’s Deli to open in early January in Brookfield 12-18-2015
BROOKFIELD - Jason’s Deli will open its doors at Brookfield Square Mall in early January.
411 E. Wisconsin Ave. building gets LEED certification
MILWAUKEE - Riverview Realty Partners announced that its 30-story, multi-tenant office building at 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Management.
Kroger completes offer to purchase all of Roundy’s stock 12-18-2015
MILWAUKEE — On Friday, the Kroger Co. announced it completed its tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Roundy’s common stock for $3.60 per share in cash.
Slinger approves cost for hotel market study 12-18-2015
SLINGER — It’s one small step in a journey that will have many.
Everyone buckled in — ready for a Kwik Trip? 12-18-2015
After years of talking about it, Kwik Trip may finally be moving to West Bend.
Success of holiday shopping season varies locally 12-18-2015
WAUKESHA - Local retailers are reporting mixed results so far this holiday shopping season with only six shopping days left.
Wisconsin unemployment rate drops further to 4.2% 12-18-2015
MADISON - Data released by the Department of Workforce Development on Thursday showed that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped further to 4.2 percent in November, based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Marcus seeks to add movie theater to Southridge Mall
GREENDALE — Marcus Corporation is seeking to add a movie theater to Southridge Mall.
Actuant Corporation reports flat sales for first quarter 12-17-2015
MILWAUKEE — Actuant Corporation announced Thursday that its first quarter sales were flat compared to the same time in 2014.
Christmas in the most automotive of places 12-17-2015
OCONOMOWOC — After branching out to Milwaukee to start his auto repair business, Lake Country native and owner of Precision Automotive Aaron Feisthammel hopes the keys to success will be found closer to home.
Revenue slightly down for Marcus Corporation during second quarter 12-17-2015
MILWAUKEE — Total revenues for Marcus Corporation declined slightly during the second quarter, while its Marcus Theatres division and the Hotels & Resorts division had record revenue.
cheel restaurant may offer sidewalk seating 12-17-2015
THIENSVILLE — While details need to be worked out, members of Thiensville’s Village Board were receptive Dec. 7 to permitting the cheel to offer seating on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.
The lanes shine no longer 12-17-2015
TOWN OF BARTON — The former home of strikes and splits for generations of bowlers will soon be turned into space to house spare mattresses and bedframes.
Decline in commodity prices results in Joy Global losses
MILWAUKEE - As the prices of commodities continued to fall during the fourth quarter, Joy Global reported a $1.34 billion loss.
CiCi’s brings endless pizza, pasta and soup to Brookfield 12-17-2015
BROOKFIELD - After five years of successfully running the CiCi’s location on Highway 100 in West Allis, Paul Tate decided to open a second location in Brookfield.
Cooper selected as next GE Healthcare CEO for U.S., Canada 12-16-2015
WAUKESHA —GE Healthcare announced the appointment of Lee Cooper as president and CEO of the company’s United States and Canada region, effective Jan. 1.
Planet Fitness holds pre-opening sale in Oconomowoc 12-16-2015
OCONOMOWOC —A new Planet Fitness has opened in Brookfield and another will soon open in Oconomowoc.
Waukesha County Business Alliance launches Emerging Leaders awards 12-16-2015
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Wednesday it will launch the “Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County” awards program to recognize outstanding young professionals and emerging leaders in the county.
Raze order filed at old Bermico building
A soon-to-be completed environmental assessment report could control use of the former Bermico property in West Bend.
Milwaukee Tool’s Brookfield expansion plan to have January public hearing 12-16-2015
BROOKFIELD — If plans move forward, a venerable company with nine decades of history could become Brookfield’s largest employer.
How money works, for high-schoolers
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - While educating adults on how money works, Stephanie Fong realized just how little is taught about personal finance in school, such as the importance of understanding compound interest, saving money early and debt.
Carroll acquires more historic buildings
WAUKESHA - A walk down the short road of Wright Street is like taking a trip back in time with most of the homes renovated to restore their original beauty, but the sight of modern technology like students talking on cellphones or people driving cars quickly disrupts that vision.
Study: Southeast Wisconsin hospitals payment comparable with national average 12-16-2015
MILWAUKEE — A study released Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Business Foundation on Health, Inc. revealed that from 2003 through 2014 on average the increase in southeastern Wisconsin hospital commercial payment levels was less than 50 percent of the rate of increase in the national Hospital Component of the Consumer Price Index.
Air Supply Systems acquired by Swedish firm 12-16-2015
FRANKLIN — Atlas Copco announced Tuesday it acquired the operational assets of Franklin-based Air Supply Systems and its six employees will join the Stockholm, Sweden-based company.
Oshkosh Corp. resumes work on tactical vehicle contract
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense has been directed to resume work on a joint light tactical vehicle production contract for the U.S. Army after a government board dismissed a complaint regarding the contract.
Kohl’s stores to stay open 170 hours straight 12-15-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS —Kohl’s will keep its doors open to shoppers 24 hours per day starting 7 a.m. Thursday and going through 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Columbia St. Mary’s adds new MRI machine in Mequon
MEQUON — Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee has purchased a new GE Optima MR-450W with GEM Suite MRI machine, which will be available starting Dec. 28, a news release said.
Therapy tool 12-15-2015
Eleanor Schumacher might not quite be ready to walk yet, but thanks to a toy car, some PVC pipe and some ingenious re-jiggering, the 19-month-old girl is learning some very important concepts at Ozaukee Therapy Services in Mequon.
New subdivision OK’d 12-15-2015
GRAFTON — A long-planned subdivision for the town of Grafton is moving forward.
Hartford hotel could break ground in spring 12-15-2015
HARTFORD — Downtown Hartford could be the site for a new 60-room, three-story hotel in 2016.
Waukesha’s master planner 12-15-2015
WAUKESHA - New City Planner Maria Pandazi has a background in long-range planning so it goes without saying that she believes having a strong plan is important for Waukesha’s success.
Quality medical testing at home 12-15-2015
WAUKESHA - Having medical testing performed is a scary process, especially when it involves studying your brain’s electrical activity.
Quad/Graphics installs wide web press in Pewaukee 12-14-2015
PEWAUKEE — Quad/Graphics has installed a new custom digital color wide web press in its direct mail headquarters in Pewaukee.
Smart Choice MRI raises $6.5M to grow company nationally 12-14-2015
MEQUON — Smart Choice MRI announced Monday it raised $6.5 million in growth capital in order to fund a national expansion, which will start in Chicago.
Corners project set to transform town, region 12-14-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - The biggest story out of the Town of Brookfield in 2015 will also be the biggest story out the town in 2016, and will be one of the region’s biggest stories for years to come.
2015 year of change, renewal for Elm Grove 12-14-2015
ELM GROVE - The biggest news out of Elm Grove in 2015 is either stinky or saintly.
Brookfield of tomorrow taking shape today 12-14-2015
BROOKFIELD - One of the biggest stories of 2015 in Brookfield broke on Nov. 19 when Brookfield-based Milwaukee Electric Tool announced an expansion of its headquarters and up to an additional 500 jobs.
Interest in Slinger hotel stirs again 12-12-2015
A hotel in Slinger — a longtime goal of village officials — may move closer to reality in a meeting of the Slinger Redevelopment Authority on Thursday.
Milwaukee Tool expansion on Brookfield agenda 12-12-2015
BROOKFIELD — The Common Council and Plan Commission are set to hold a joint meeting Monday to consider several items related to a proposed $6 million tax incremental financing district to help fund an expansion at Milwaukee Tool.
Business leaders cautiously optimistic about Wisconsin's economic future
WAUKESHA - Business professionals packed a banquet room inside the Country Springs Hotel early Friday morning, where Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and other key industry leaders shared their pulse on the Badger State’s economy.
Simply Irresistible Catering moving, adding restaurant
WAUKESHA - Simply Irresistible Catering will be locating to a new location with an outdoor patio during the first quarter of 2016 - and adding restaurant operations.
Delafield council denies proposed ordinance to regulate sandwich boards 12-11-2015
DELAFIELD - The Common Council denied a proposed ordinance regarding the regulation of sandwich boards on Monday during its meeting.
Café de Arts prepares to move; will have limited offerings during transition 12-11-2015
WAUKESHA - Café de Arts owners Ayhan and Gulten Munzur, their family, friends and volunteers have all been busy readying the new location for the coffee shop and restaurant.
New home listings decrease again in November 12-11-2015
MILWAUKEE — Home sales continued their positive climb in November, but the Wisconsin Realtors Association also threw up a red flag that home listings decreased for the sixth straight month.
Oshkosh Corporation recognized for sustainable business practices 12-10-2015
OSHKOSH —Oshkosh Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, announced Thursday it received the Green Masters designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.
DSW shoe store coming to Brookfield
BROOKFIELD — DSW Inc. will co-anchor the Brookfield shopping center, Calhoun Crossing, with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market after renovation work is completed on the building.
Cedarburg names development panel members 12-10-2015
CEDARBURG — On the heels of its recent creation, city of Cedarburg officials are in the process of naming members to a newly formed panel dedicated to economic growth within the community.
A ‘dark’ tax strategy 12-10-2015
GRAFTON — If “dark store” assessing spreads to Grafton, it could cost the village hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes.
CUP request for Pallet USA expansion withdrawn 12-10-2015
A request for a conditional use permit to allow expansion of Pallet USA in the town of Hartford has been withdrawn, but the project will move ahead with some changes.
Regal Ware, union agree to 5-year deal 12-10-2015
Regal Ware management and representatives of United Steel Workers International Local 850 formally signed a five-year labor contract Wednesday.
Couple seeking to purchase Blair House thrilled with lawsuit’s dismissal 12-10-2015
WAUKESHA — Lisa Salb said she broke into tears in the courtroom after the judge made her decision Tuesday.
‘Shooting to the stars’ 12-10-2015
WAUKESHA - The United States is getting ready to send astronauts to Mars and Weldall in Waukesha is helping NASA do just that by creating hardware for the Space Launch System.
The hustle and bustle at Discount Liquor 12-10-2015
WAUKESHA - For many area residents, shopping for the holiday season involves a stop at Discount Liquor to buy gifts or for entertaining.
New Oconomowoc condo project clears two hurdles 12-10-2015
OCONOMOWOC - A new high-end condo development took two steps toward becoming a reality Wednesday night when Oconomowoc’s Architectural Commission, then its Plan Commission, approved plans for Parc on Lac La Belle, a 17-unit residential building on West Wisconsin Avenue.
The Potter’s Shop to move out of downtown at year’s end
WAUKESHA - For 10 years, The Potter’s Shop has been located in downtown Waukesha, but due to growth the store and studio will move to a larger space about a mile-and-a-half away.
Revised museum proposal moves closer to final approval 12-10-2015
WAUKESHA - Revised plans that would turn a portion of the Waukesha County Museum into high-end apartments have netted preliminary approval from a second city commission.
Children’s Hospital to open clinic in Midtown Center 12-09-2015
MILWAUKEE — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced Wednesday it will open a new clinic on the northwest side of Milwaukee in the Midtown Center.
Stuffed with history 12-09-2015
The building that houses Silver Springs Antiques has its share of history — and the inventory is quite historic, too.
Waukesha’s Fletcher Arms not seeing ‘panic buying’ 12-09-2015
WAUKESHA - Gun sales are up at Fletcher Arms in Waukesha, but owner Sean Eaton said that may be more related to the holiday shopping season than as a reaction to recent mass shootings in California, Colorado and Paris.
A quarter of employers to hire in Milwaukee area 12-08-2015
MILWAUKEE — A report released Tuesday by the ManpowerGroup indicated a quarter of Milwaukee-area employers intend to hire additional employees during the first quarter of 2016.
Acuity to hire 120 workers 12-08-2015
SHEBOYGAN — Acuity announced Tuesday it plans to hire 120 additional employees during the next several months.
American Friction Welding to relocate to Town of Vernon
TOWN OF VERNON — American Friction Welding has completed the purchase of 18 acres of land in Town of Vernon and will construct a new building there.
Annex Wealth Management offers two free seminars 12-08-2015
MEQUON — Annex Wealth Management is planning two seminars that are free and open to the public.
Froedtert to occupy medical site 12-08-2015
MEQUON - A proposed three-story medical office building on North Port Washington Road will house primary care and specialty clinics for Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Elmbrook Memorial Hospital plans renovations to Brookfield site 12-08-2015
BROOKFIELD - Citing a growth in patients and a desire to create a more efficient operations plan, executives within Elmbrook Memorial Hospital are seeking permission from city officials for a series of small renovation projects.
Uncorking artistic talent 12-08-2015
BROOKFIELD - The teaching and painting techniques that Kristy Goggio employs will make everyone who attends a class at The Corked Canvas feel creative.
Oconomowoc developer’s latest condo project up for design review 12-08-2015
OCONOMOWOC - A local real estate developer wants his latest condominium project to “make a statement in the city.”
Waukesha mayor questions GE’s reasoning for plant closure 12-08-2015
WAUKESHA - Mayor Shawn Reilly expressed displeasure Monday that GE remains committed to moving its power and engine manufacturing from Waukesha to Canada despite the Export-Import Bank being reauthorized by Congress late last week.
Johnson Outdoors reports profit for 2015 12-07-2015
RACINE — Along with reporting increased sales during fiscal 2015 for Johnson Outdoors Inc., the company announced it had a double-digit increase in profit.
WEDC creates program to prepare students for high-tech jobs 12-07-2015
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Monday the creation of a new program that will guide school districts on how to prepare students for high-tech jobs.
AT&T to make faster Internet speeds available in Milwaukee 12-07-2015
MILWAUKEE — Faster Internet speeds will soon be available to AT&T customers in the Milwaukee area.
ETC continues to perform poorly 12-07-2015
WAUKESHA — Electronic Tele-Communications, Inc. reported Monday a significant decline in its third quarter sales and sales for the first nine months of the year when compared to the same periods in 2014.
Manitowoc Company sells freezer and cooler system business 12-07-2015
MANITOWOC —The Manitowoc Company, Inc. announced Monday it sold its Kysor Panel Systems business for about $85 million to an affiliate of D Cubed Group LLC, a private market investment firm.
The unretired return to work 12-05-2015
PEWAUKEE —The idea that retirement is for spending your days at home reading, gardening and baking is an out-of-date concept for many of today’s retirees, who prefer to use their time to give back to the community by volunteering or working part time and sharing their years of accumulated knowledge with the younger members of the workforce.
Jobs stacking up at Pallet USA 12-04-2015
The past four months have been exciting for Pallet USA President and CEO Bruce Church — the company has added 27 jobs and more could be ahead soon.
Say ‘dog biscuit!’ 12-04-2015
PEWAUKEE - Hung on the fridge. Sent in a Christmas card. Photos with Santa are a great memento for parents of dogs and children and a fun way to spread holiday cheer.
Wisconsin Hospitals generate $26 billion in economic activity 12-03-2015
MADISON — A report released Thursday indicated hospitals in Wisconsin generate $26 billion annually in economic activity and employ more than 107,000 people in the state.
Lands’ End revenue slides in 3Q 12-03-2015
DODGEVILLE —Net revenue for Lands’ End dropped to $334.4 million during the third quarter of 2015 compared to $373.1 million during the same quarter in 2014, according to a Thursday financial report.
Marcus Theatres adds large-format screen for “Star Wars” movie 12-03-2015
MILWAUKEE — In time for the release of the new “Star Wars” movie, “The Force Awakens,” Marcus Theatres will add newly renovated premium large-format screens at 11 cinemas in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa.
Evolution of Baehmann’s Golf Center
Baehmann’s Golf Center has been a fixture on Cedarburg’s north side for 55 years, originally opening as a driving range in 1960.
German Christmas Market and Small Business Saturday a successful start to season 12-03-2015
OCONOMOWOC — It was the beginning of a very merry holiday season in Oconomowoc last weekend.
Bank Mutual closing Cedarburg branch 12-03-2015
CEDARBURG — The Bank Mutual branch in Cedarburg, located at W62 N248 Washington Ave., will close at the end of the month.
Safway Inc. provides scaffolding and more to venues, events, developments nationwide 12-03-2015
WAUKESHA — For most Waukesha County residents, the name “Safway Inc.” simply doesn’t ring a bell.
Preliminary approval granted for revised museum plans
WAUKESHA - A decades-old building at the Waukesha County Museum is getting a stay of execution.
Mukwonago conducts feasibility study before TIF creation
MUKWONAGO - Village staff members continue taking steps to gauge the potential success of a proposed tax incremental financing district that would be created to spur economic development before moving forward with the district’s creation.
Brownberry Outlet Store closes in Brookfield 12-02-2015
BROOKFIELD — A Brownberry bread outlet store in Brookfield has closed.
Grant Thornton to settle charges for $3 million penalty
MILWAUKEE — Grant Thornton LLP and two of its partners agreed to forfeit approximately $1.5 million in audit fees and interest and to pay a $3 million penalty after the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged the parties ignored red flags and fraud risks while conducting deficient audits of two publicly traded companies.
Foodie destination Vom Fass opens in Mayfair
WAUWATOSA —Vom Fass is the type of store where you can try before you buy.
Zone change approved for Barton School property 12-02-2015
Despite opposition from about 10 adjacent property owners, developers of a proposed multi-family housing development on the former Barton School property cleared two hurdles Tuesday night in their push to have the project become reality.
Aurora Health Care receives $250,000 grant for hospice and palliative care 12-02-2015
MILWAUKEE —The Zilber Family Foundation has donated $250,000 to the Aurora Health Care Foundation to support continued education for Aurora Zilber Family Hospice and Aurora at Home (formerly Aurora Visiting Nurse’s Association) caregivers.
Movement at Meijer 12-02-2015
West Bend employees work near pallets at the site for a Meijer store off of South Main Street on Tuesday morning in West Bend.
Many moves, builds in Jackson 12-02-2015
VILLAGE of JACKSON — There hasn’t been a lot of down time for area businesses here. Between keeping up with everyday tasks, employees are moving offices and equipment to Northwest Business Park and beyond.
BID making strides in downtown plan
Members of the Downtown Business Improvement District Board toured the heart of West Bend on Tuesday morning without leaving the comfort of the City Council Chambers.
County economic development organization likely to be created in 2016 12-02-2015
WAUKESHA - By mid-2016, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow hopes to have an economic development organization up and running.
New Berlin City Center value increases nearly $15 million in two years 12-02-2015
NEW BERLIN - Since 2013, the real estate value of the City Center in New Berlin has increased by $14.6 million, which doesn’t include some projects recently completed, according to a staff report.
Busch Precision buys West Allis company
MILWAUKEE — In order to grow its operations, Milwaukee-based Busch Precision, Inc. has acquired Circle Tool Grinding Inc. of West Allis, according to a Tuesday announcement.
Bemis Company acquires Brazilian company
NEENAH — Bemis Company, Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired the rigid plastic packaging operations of Emplal Participacoes S.A. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Johnson Controls forecasts record profits in 2016 12-01-2015
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced Tuesday it anticipates higher revenues and record profits for fiscal 2016.
Museum apartment plans revised 12-01-2015
WAUKESHA — The plans for an apartment project proposed for within the Waukesha County Museum and adjacent buildings have been modified to keep a 1938 connector building addition, to reduce the number of units and to create a glass-enclosed stairway.
Property sales in Ozaukee County have begun to slow
CEDARBURG — Data market and sales information for Ozaukee County from Realtors Property Resource shows sales have begun to slow down.
A more personal approach 12-01-2015
Dr. Richard Lewis remembers the call vividly. He had been talking to a couple about his new direct primary care medical practice, but they had not made the decision quite yet to enroll.
Meijer could see development around it 12-01-2015
GRAFTON — The Grafton Plan Commission gave an informal go-ahead for planning to proceed on a planned multi-tenant building next to Meijer.
Loans boost county economic development 12-01-2015
Between 2011-14, Economic Development Washington County helped area businesses create 1,881 jobs that generated $131.2 million in wages and $450 million in sales, according to a report given by its Executive Director, Christian Tscheschlok, to a county committee Monday morning.
‘The Force Awakens’ local economy
WAUKESHA - Would-be Jedis young and old are anxiously awaiting the release of the latest “Star Wars” movie, “The Force Awakens” by buying advance movie tickets and stocking up on merchandise from comic books to toy light sabers.
Report shows manufacturing continuing to tighten 12-01-2015
MILWAUKEE —For the eighth straight month, a report on manufacturing in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois developed by Marquette University finds that industry indicators are negative, signaling a constricted market.
Aldi in Mukwonago to open Dec. 10 11-30-2015
MUKWONAGO — The new Aldi store will open Dec. 10 in Mukwonago.
Waukesha’s Miro Tool & Mfg. changes name 11-30-2015
WAUKESHA — In order to reflect its growing manufacturing capabilities, Miro Tool & Mfg. has changed its name to Miro Manufacturing Inc., according to a Monday announcement.
TCF Bank and Milwaukee Public Schools partner to keep kids warm 11-30-2015
MILWAUKEE — TCF National Bank has partnered with Milwaukee Public Schools to collect hats, scarves and mittens for children this winter.
Oscar Mayer unveils remote-controlled Wiener Rovers 11-30-2015
MADISON — For that hard-to-buy-for person in your family, Oscar Mayer has introduced the remote-controlled Wiener Rover that transports one to two hot dogs.
Rogers Behavioral Health launches residential program for adults 11-30-2015
SUMMIT — After successfully creating a residential program for treatment of depression and other mood disorders for young adults, Rogers Behavioral Health announced it is now accepting adults aged 30 and older to its FOCUS residential program.
Photos: Black Friday at Brookfield Square 11-30-2015
Special holiday days don't end with Small Business Saturday 11-28-2015
WAUKESHA - Black Friday has long been famous for its deals and Small Business Saturday has grown in popularity for its encouragement of supporting small businesses, but there is another special day on the horizon that’s gaining momentum.
Citizens Bank recognized by Easter Seals 11-28-2015
MUKWONAGO - Citizens Bank was recently recognized with Easter Seals’ “Business Partner of the Year” Award, an honor given to five businesses each year that have helped Easter Seals connect to the community in a meaningful way, according to the announcement.
Multi-tenant Ixonia building sold 11-27-2015
TOWN OF IXONIA — Outback Storage and Investment recently sold its 5,760-square-foot building in the Town of Ixonia to Breck Properties LLC.
Ursa Logistics buys Oak Creek building for growing needs 11-27-2015
OAK CREEK — Ursa Logistics has purchased a 35,000-square-foot building in Oak Creek to house its growing company.
Delta Defense groundbreaking delayed a few months 11-27-2015
The groundbreaking of a headquarters for surging Delta Defense LLC of West Bend will be delayed two-three months, CFO Jerry Noskowiak confirmed Wednesday.
Company to pay about $500K for stage
A new stage at Washington County Fair Park will cost about half a million dollars and a local company has volunteered to foot much of the bill.
Brookfield evaluates demand for apartments 11-27-2015
BROOKFIELD - Like many communities in Waukesha County, Brookfield has received an increased number of applications for the development of apartments.
To grow, Sentry Equipment rebrands
OCONOMOWOC - While many manufacturers struggle to grow in an economy where the price of commodities and other factors hold them back, Sentry Equipment in Oconomowoc has launched a rebranding effort and created a growth strategy to help the company continue on an upward projection.
Financial literacy for preschoolers 11-25-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Preschool is a time for learning about shapes, sounds and if you’re Early$tart=Money$mart Program Manager Jennifer Guenther, money.
‘Big Bird’ behind the bar 11-25-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Todd Schaefgen was a construction worker for 18 years of his life. Now he’s a bar owner and he’s living out his dream.
Chamber of Commerce provides antidote to Black Friday
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce is preaching the gospel of “shop local” this holiday season.
Sno Bird Trailers expands its services 11-25-2015
Sno Bird Trailers LLC, Slinger, now under new ownership, has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Slinger community, U-Haul Co. of Wisconsin announced in a news release.
Lotus Be Well 11-25-2015
HARTFORD — Four women have created a place of comfort that has rejuvenated a downtown storefront and is designed to rejuvenate customers’ spirits and health.
Drivers gobbling up lower gas prices
Here’s something to be thankful for: Gas prices at a seven-year low mean a welcome holiday bonus in the wallets of Washington County drivers.
Slinger property sold to Legendary Whitetails sister company 11-25-2015
The sister company of Legendary Whitetails has made a business investment in Slinger. East Mequon Development Corp. closed Thursday on the purchase of property for Legendary Whitetails — a direct-to-customer retailer.
Despite increasing competitiveness grocery stores stick to identity 11-25-2015
WAUKESHA - The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is strongly felt inside grocery stores this time of year as customers shop for family dinners and parties.
Public financing recommended for Milwaukee Tool expansion 11-25-2015
BROOKFIELD - After hearing a presentation from Milwaukee Tool Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ty Staviski that expounded on the company’s significant growth in recent years, the Community Development Authority recommended that the Plan Commission and Common Council adopt a plan for public financing for the company’s expansion.
Tips for ‘shopping small’ on Saturday 11-24-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Better Business Bureau has issued some tips for shoppers on Small Business Saturday.
Milwaukee Alarm Company purchases West Allis facility
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Alarm Company, which provides security, alarm and monitoring service, has bought an industrial facility in West Allis.
Baird to acquire Colorado investment manager 11-24-2015
MILWAUKEE — Baird announced Tuesday it signed a definitive agreement to purchase Chautauqua Capital Management, a global investment manager based in Boulder, Colo., for an unspecified amount.
Wellness, natural medicine practice opens in Thiensville
THIENSVILLE — Centers for Wellness and Natural Medicine has opened in the Thiensville Mill Building, 122 Green Bay Road.
Colectivo opens in Mequon Town Center 11-24-2015
MEQUON — Colectivo opened its second coffee shop in Ozaukee County Nov. 16 in the Mequon Town Center.
$mall Business Saturday 2015 11-24-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — With the holidays coming up, you absolutely could sit down at your computer and with a few clicks and a mug of coffee, take care of your holiday shopping.
Hartford airport project delayed until 2018 11-24-2015
It’s official — the expansion and reconstruction of Hartford Airport runway won’t happen until at least 2018.
Traditions collide 11-24-2015
WAUKESHA - More and more frequently, two traditions collide in the United States on Thanksgiving: enjoying a turkey dinner with family and getting great deals on gifts and electronics.
Wisconsin’s home sales rose in October, price increased 4.7% 11-24-2015
MADISON - There was more good news for the Wisconsin home market in October with sales increasing 2.4 percent and prices rising 4.7 percent compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the Wisconsin Realtors Association on Monday.
Making fashion fun and unique 11-24-2015
WAUKESHA - Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Blink Artisan Boutique will open a second location in downtown Waukesha.
Clark & Gotzler opens law offices in Milwaukee and Madison
MILWAUKEE — Specializing in helping employers with legal questions, Clark & Gotzler, Attorneys at Law, has opened offices in Milwaukee and Madison.
Batteries Plus Bulbs to relocate on Sunset Drive 11-23-2015
WAUKESHA — The Batteries Plus Bulbs located inside the Shoppes at Fox River will be relocating down the road at the beginning of December.
Brookfield mayor recognizes Small Business Saturday
BROOKFIELD — Mayor Steve Ponto issued a proclamation declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.
Harley-Davidson employees approve new agreement in Pennsylvania 11-23-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Harley-Davidson workers at the York, Pa., facility have voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the company, which will be effective Feb. 1 through Oct. 15, 2022.
Wilderness Resort says it suffered data breach 11-23-2015
WISCONSIN DELLS - Wilderness Resort announced Monday that a recent data incident compromised the security of some of the resort’s computer processing systems.
It didn’t always lead nowhere 11-23-2015
Known infamously as the city’s “bridge to nowhere,” the enclosed pedestrian walkway that spans the Milwaukee River did at one time lead somewhere — a place that would, it was hoped, make West Bend famous.
Could a BID exist again in downtown Waukesha? 11-21-2015
WAUKESHA — Since the Waukesha Business Improvement District was dissolved in 2013, some of the events it organized have been picked up by other organizations and volunteers, but some marketing functions have ceased to exist along with it.
Small Business Saturday aims to help Main St. businesses 11-21-2015
WAUKESHA — When most people think of the holiday shopping season, frenzied crowds, steep discounts and big box stores easily come to mind. But, communities across the country are encouraging patrons to also “think small” when it comes to gift buying.
Photography with purpose 11-21-2015
When photographer Wendy Smith-Ozug works with clients, she wants to capture each person’s essence.
Birds of a feather flock together 11-21-2015
From little green budgies to large red macaws, the Center for Avian Rehabilitation and Education Inc. has taken them under their wings to give the birds a second chance at a happy home.
Governor’s Business Plan Contest open for entries 11-20-2015
MADISON — Entrepreneurs with tech-based businesses are encouraged to enter the 13th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Online entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 31. 
What makes a good employee? 11-20-2015
At first glance, the small pieces of paper attached to a bright yellow background looked like an artist’s colorful collage.
Pewaukee is open for business 11-20-2015
PEWAUKEE - If you have a business and are looking for a vibrant location, Pewaukee Village President Jeff Knutson wants to hear from you.
Milwaukee Tool to expand in Brookfield, add 500 jobs 11-20-2015
BROOKFIELD — Expansion plans for Milwaukee Tool were announced Thursday that would involve constructing a 200,000-square-foot addition and adding approximately 500 employees in Brookfield.
Tyson Foods to close Jefferson plant, lay off 400 people 11-19-2015
SPRINGDALE, ARK. — Tyson Foods, Inc. announced Thursday that it will close plants in Chicago and Jefferson as a way to improve overall performance of the prepared foods business.
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remains at 4.3% in October
MADISON — Wisconsin added 15,100 private-sector jobs in October and the unemployment rate held at 4.3 percent, according to data released Thursday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Store sales decrease 2.6% for The
Bon-Ton Stores
MILWAUKEE —Boston Store’s parent company, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., announced Thursday that during the third quarter its comparable store sales decreased 2.6 percent when compared to the same period in 2014.
PyraMax Bank receives small business designations 11-19-2015
GREENFIELD — PyraMax Bank has received a Preferred Lender Designation from the U.S. Small Business Administration, as well as a preferred lender designation for the SBA Export Express Program.
Innovations from UW-Milwaukee labs on display at Dec. 10 event  11-19-2015
WAUWATOSA — Emerging technologies will be highlighted during a “First Look” forum held by the Wisconsin Innovation Network’s Milwaukee chapter in Wauwatosa on Dec. 10.
Brady Corporation’s earnings increase for first quarter 11-19-2015
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corporation reported that its earnings increased $3.2 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2016, which the company attributed to operational efficiencies.
Residential developments dominate long council meeting
OCONOMOWOC — It took nearly four hours for the Oconomowoc Common Council to work through its regular meeting agenda Tuesday.
Historic house meets historic family 11-19-2015
CEDARBURG - In a poetic mix of past and present, the descendants of one of Cedarburg’s founding families are embarking on a brand-new business venture in one of the main street’s most historic buildings.
Koehler Insurance sold to Ansay 11-19-2015
CEDARBURG — The ownership may have changed, but Koehler Insurance in downtown Cedarburg fully intends to continue bringing the same level of service to its community.
Through tragedy comes opportunity
OCONOMOWOC - Walk into the brightly lit studio in the upper level of 24 S. Main St. and there will be people grappling on the floor.
Delafield commission finds multifamily project worth consideration 11-19-2015
DELAFIELD - Despite a proposal to build 144 multifamily units near a church on Highway 83 not meeting the guidelines set by the city’s master plan, the Plan Commission on Wednesday directed staff to continue the conversation about the project with the developer.
Fiserv announces share repurchase authorization 11-18-2015
BROOKFIELD - Fiserv, Inc. announced its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchasing of an additional 15 million shares of the company’s common stock.
Johnson Controls increases dividend
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced Wednesday that it will increase its quarterly dividend by 11.5 percent for a total of $0.29 per share of common stock.
Cross Roads Tap revived 11-18-2015
Today is a big day for the town of Wayne tavern as it opens at 3 p.m. The business was destroyed by fire July 3 and it was cheaper to tear it down than repair, owner Sue Brueggeman said of what was a 100-plus-yearold building.
MetalTek to layoff 13% of Waukesha workforce 11-18-2015
WAUKESHA — MetalTek plans to reduce staffing at its Wisconsin Centrifugal division in Waukesha by 13 percent, according to a company statement.
A new gem: The Practical Pearl 11-18-2015
HARTFORD — A month — it may not seem a practical timeline to open a business, but Brandy Draheim did it.
Request for proposal sought on Laimon Family Lakeside Park property 11-18-2015
PEWAUKEE — Smokey’s Bait Shop has been a presence in the Village of Pewaukee for 33 years.
Back on your feet 11-18-2015
BROOKFIELD - A labor force of women working to get back on their feet produces the handbags of Kindred Spirits.
Children’s Hospital to move clinic to Brookfield 11-17-2015
BROOKFIELD — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced Tuesday it will be moving its Pediatric Consultants primary care clinic to the Underwood Crossing retail center on Bluemound Road.
Brookfield Presbyterian Church sold 11-17-2015
BROOKFIELD — MeadowView Chappel LLC has purchased the 12,300 square foot church on 5.2 acres located at 1485 N. Brookfield Road from Brookfield Presbyterian Church.
Bublr Bikes to remain open though winter 11-17-2015
MILWAUKEE — Nonprofit bike sharing program Bublr Bikes announced Tuesday it plans to remain open through the winter.
Quaker Steak & Lube files for bankruptcy, is sold 11-17-2015
WAUKESHA — Quaker Steak & Lube has file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and TravelCenters of America has agreed to purchase the casual dining restaurants and other assets for $25 million.
Kohl’s to partner with Bartolotta 11-17-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — The Bartolotta Restaurants will manage the food service operations at Kohl’s corporate campus, according to an announcement from Jen Johnson, Kohl’s vice president of corporate communications.
Kohl’s appoints COO 11-17-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Department Stores announced Tuesday that Sona Chawla has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer.
Master Z’s owner purchases land for future expansion
WAUKESHA — The new owner of Master Z’s has purchased a 1.28 acre lot just west of store’s location on Sunset Drive and plans to expand within the next few years.
This little piggy moved the business down the street 11-17-2015
CEDARBURG — The store’s name is cute – and it’s certainly one you’ll remember.
Mequon a perfect fit for Spectrum Investment Advisors 11-17-2015
Seventeen years ago, Spectrum Investment Advisors encountered a unique problem with one of its clients, a northern Illinois manufacturing firm.
Outlook good for town of Cedarburg businesses 11-17-2015
CEDARBURG —An increasing workforce, rising sales and a positive growth outlook were among the findings reported in a recent survey among town of Cedarburg business owners.
Westbrook Church wants to build 144 apartments on Delafield land 11-17-2015
DELAFIELD — Like many large and newer churches, Westbrook Church is located on a large parcel of land along Highway 83 in Delafield.
At Saloon on Calhoun, everything is better with bacon 11-17-2015
BROOKFIELD - In the spring of 2012, Dave Dayler faced dire news - a drought was threatening chicken production and a temporary national wing shortage was on the horizon.
Frantic Screen Printing to move to larger space near downtown 11-17-2015
WAUKESHA - In order to keep up with the demand for its printed products, Frantic Screen Printing will move into a space about five times the size of its current space and add new equipment. 
Johnson Controls to close Milwaukee center, 277 workers to lose jobs 11-16-2015
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls Inc. notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Monday that it will close the Milwaukee Business Center and lay off its 277 employees because the company plans to consolidate some operations.
Blain’s Farm and Fleet to be closed Thanksgiving Day
JANESVILLE — As more stores announce early Black Friday deals, on Monday Blain’s Farm and Fleet said its stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day.
Sneak Peek at bobblehead museum has local business sponsors 11-16-2015
MILWAUKEE — The first chance to see a new bobblehead museum in January will be sponsored by Waukesha County businesses Legends of the Field and Master Z’s.
Albrecht’s Delafield Market offers made-to-order Asian cuisine 11-16-2015
DELAFIELD — Albrecht’s Delafield Market has created a partnership with Fresh Asian Cuisine LLC from Madison to offer a variety of self-service and made-to-order Asian cuisine in its store.
Soerens Ford to hold Brookfield grand re-opening 11-16-2015
BROOKFIELD — A grand re-opening celebration will be held for Soerens Ford of Brookfield on Wednesday evening.
Wisconsin trade ventures to go to Mexico, Canada 11-16-2015
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will take business leaders on two global trade ventures to Mexico and Canada in February and March.
Investors should be wary of ‘next big thing’ 11-16-2015
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions on Monday issued an advisory to investors to be wary of investing in three new products that have been in the news: marijuana-related investments, binary options and digital currency.
New dermatology clinic coming to Oconomowoc 11-16-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Forefront Dermatology, formerly Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C., is  planning to open a new dermatology clinic in Oconomowoc at 1320 Pabst Farms Circle, Suite 180, in mid-February  of 2016.
Waukesha, West Allis print companies announce merger
MILWAUKEE - City Press, Inc., a full-service printing firm located near Hwy 94 & Hwy 164 in Waukesha, has merged operations with West Allis-based Image Plus.
More land to be bought, easements won’t be sought 11-15-2015
HARTFORD - Plans have changed. A proposed expansion and realignment of the runway at the Hartford Airport will require the purchase of more land than earlier expected.
Walker, Farrow focused on workforce in bolstering economy 11-14-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Gov. Scott Walker on Friday indicated he plans to shift investment towards workforce development and away from economic development, while Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow set a lofty goal for the county’s economic growth.
New Berlin breaks ground on new development 11-14-2015
NEW BERLIN — Families here will soon have a few more dinner options on the table, after the city recently broke ground for two drivethru restaurants at Beloit and Moorland roads. 
Changes sought to ease Meijer liquor sales 11-13-2015
WAUKESHA — Is a separate section inside Waukesha grocery stores necessary to help deter liquor thefts or is it a needless inconvenience?
‘Rediscovering’ Stonewood Village Shops 11-13-2015
BROOKFIELD - With all the hustle and bustle that Brookfield has become known for, the Stonewood Village Shops can seem worlds away.
Fit and healthy moms 11-13-2015
BROOKFIELD - Being fit and a good mother isn’t an either-or scenario at Fit4Mom in Brookfield, where moms and soon-to-be moms can get a workout while spending time with their little ones.
Back-to-school sales helps Kohl’s beat estimates 11-12-2015
MENOMONEE FALL — Kohl’s Corporation released its third-quarter results Thursday, beating retail analysts’ expectations ahead of the holiday shopping season.
Ciao, Bella Gusto: Italian market opens on Main St.  11-12-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Renee Burns opened the doors to Bella Gusto, 29 S. Main St., last Friday and the response was magnifico.
Proposals for Mequon apartments fill a need 11-12-2015
MEQUON — It seems that barely a week goes by before another developer brings forward plans for apartments in the Mequon Town Center.
Gun ranges OK’d in Mequon – barely 11-12-2015
MEQUON — A standing-room-only crowd of more than 120 Mequon residents packed City Hall Tuesday to share views for and against initial steps to allow indoor sport shooting ranges in Mequon.
Home construction up in Richfield 11-12-2015
Home sales are on the rise since the end of the recent national recession, but home construction has also been on the rise over the past two years, especially in Richfield.
AB InBev announces final agreement to buy SABMiller
MILWAUKEE - Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Wednesday that it has finalized its agreement to purchase SABMiller for $107 billion, which is still dependent on the merger being approved by regulatory committees.
Kroger to acquire Roundy’s in $800 million deal
MILWAUKEE - As the southeastern Wisconsin grocery store market continues to evolve with the addition of new players, The Kroger Co. announced Wednesday it will acquire Milwaukee-based Roundy’s Inc. in a roughly $800 million deal.
South Street building gets a facelift 11-12-2015
WAUKESHA -The long-empty retail space at the corner of Barstow and South streets is getting a much-needed makeover after years of sitting vacant.
Kohl’s forms partnership with designer Reed Krakoff 11-11-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — The partnership between Kohl’s and award-winning designer Reed Krakoff will result in the retail store carrying a new line of handbags and apparel in spring 2016.
Waukesha Memorial Hospital offers new heart procedure 11-11-2015
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care announced it now offers a minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic valves in high-risk or inoperable patients at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
Harley-Davidson extends free riding program for military members 11-10-2015
MILWAUKEE — In time for Veterans Day, Harley-Davidson announced Wednesday it extended its free Riding Academy motorcycle to all current and former members of the U.S. military.
Metro Milwaukee home sales take minor climb in October
MILWAUKEE — Homes sales in the metropolitan Milwaukee area continued their upward trend in October with an increase of 4.6 percent when compared to the same month one year ago.
CL&D takes first place for packaging design 11-10-2015
OCONOMOWOC — CL&D announced its digital packaging division took first place in the 38th Annual TLMI Awards for Ripple Brand Collective’s “Bark Thins” — Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Gusset Bag.
BBB launches interactive Scam Tracker tool 11-10-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Better Business Bureau has launched its free Scam Tracker that will allow consumers in North America to report scams and fraud and to find out where hot spots for scams are located.
Johnson Health Tech acquires 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment 11-10-2015
COTTAGE GROVE — Global company Johnson Health Tech has acquired 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment, North America’s largest specialty fitness equipment retailer with 58 locations throughout 11 states.
Twin Disc to save $4.3 million with restructuring 11-10-2015
RACINE — Twin Disc, Inc. announced additional restructuring and cost reduction measures, which will include lowering the base salaries for the company’s corporate officers and the elimination of 15 salaried positions.
Rockwell Automation 4Q sales down nearly 10% 11-10-2015
MILWAUKEE —On Tuesday, Rockwell Automation reported that its sales declined 9.8 percent for a total of $1,781.8 million during its fourth quarter when compared to the same period last year.
Up the Creek expands 11-10-2015
CEDARBURG — It didn’t take very long for Debbie Lauer to move her downtown Cedarburg business a few blocks down the street in early October.
Couri Insurance supports veterans 11-10-2015
WAUKESHA - Both Jerry and Judie Couri became teary-eyed Monday as they recounted a recent trip they took to San Diego that involved building wheelchairs for veterans and assembling special teddy bears for children of deployed military personnel.
Rogers Behavioral Health expands into Minneapolis 11-09-2015
SUMMIT — Rogers Behavioral Health will open specialized outpatient programming in the Minneapolis area in the spring, according to a Monday announcement.
Former Horny Goat building for sale in Milwaukee 11-09-2015
MILWAUKEE — The recently closed Horny Goat building on nearly four acres of land on First Street in Milwaukee has been listed for sale for $4.5 million by Siegel-Gallagher.
WCTC Small Business Center to hold networking event
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College’s Small Business Center will host a networking event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 2.
Associated Bank branch opens in Waukesha 11-09-2015
WAUKESHA —Associated Bank opened its newly constructed branch Monday in Waukesha on Grandview Avenue, which will replace an older building neighboring it.
BBB seeks testers for military help app 11-09-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Better Business Bureau has created an app to help transitioning service members, veterans and their families navigate their finances while readjusting to civilian life and is looking for help testing the app.
Regal Beloit reports overall increased sales despite weakened segments 11-09-2015
BELOIT — Regal Beloit reported that while its sales increased during the third quarter by 6 percent, its Commercial and Industrial Systems Segment net sales were $427 million, down 10 percent, when compared to the same period last year due to a weakness in oil and gas and a slowdown in industrial markets in China.
Snap-on raises dividend 15.1% 11-09-2015
KENOSHA - Snap-on Incorporated announced Monday that its quarterly dividend will be $0.61 per share payable Dec. 10 to shareholders of record on Nov. 24.
A dealership built with the customer in mind 11-07-2015
BROOKFIELD - Walking through the service area in the newly built Safro Toyota dealership, Marketing Director Gina Safro comments that the floors are so clean you could eat off them.
Kraft Heinz looking for buyer of Oscar Mayer plant 11-07-2015
MADISON - Kraft Heinz is searching for a buyer of the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison that’s slated to be closed by 2017.
OnCourse Learning will relocate HQ to larger building in Brookfield 11-07-2015
BROOKFIELD - Preparing for future company growth, OnCourse Learning will move to a larger space in Brookfield next year, according to a Friday announcement.
Colectivo Coffee to open Monday in Mequon 11-06-2015
MEQUON - A sneak peek of the new Colectivo Coffee cafe in Mequon will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.
Physicians Realty Trust’s revenue increases 146% in 3Q
MILWAUKEE — Physicians Realty Trust announced Friday that its revenue increased 146 percent during the third quarter when compared to the same period last year.
Utilizing big data for small businesses 11-06-2015
WAUKESHA — Don’t let the name fool you, big data isn’t only for the Kohl’s and GEs of the world, but can be used by small businesses to improve sales and manipulate outcomes, said Bill King, owner of King Innovative in Waukesha.
Ten businesses partner to hold food drive 11-05-2015
BROOKFIELD — Ten area businesses are working together to collect food, gift cards and non-food items for the New Berlin Food Pantry.
Waukesha-based Surfacide helps to sterilize Milton High School 11-05-2015WAUKESHA — When the Milton School District needed help sterilizing its high school after several students got sick in mid-October, Surfacide was tapped to help with the cleanup and sterilization efforts, according to a Thursday announcement.
Income and lending up at Wisconsin-chartered credit unions 11-05-2015
MADISON — During the first three quarters of 2015, net income increased 22.6 percent and lending went up 10.9 percent at Wisconsin’s 151 state-chartered credit unions compared to the same period in 2014, according to data released by Thursday by the Department of Financial Institutions.
Carroll University recognized as a military friendly employer 11-05-2015
WAUKESHA — Carroll University has earned two special designations related to the hiring of military members: the 2016 Military Friendly Employer and Military Spouse Friendly Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse.
MillerCoors income declined 8.6% in 3Q  11-05-2015
LONDON — MillerCoors reported Thursday that its net income decreased 8.6 percent in the third quarter for a total of $344.4 million compared to the same period a year before due to lower volume and increased marketing investment.
SC Johnson to renovate Racine HQ, move 175 jobs to Chicago 11-05-2015
RACINE — One of Wisconsin’s iconic companies, SC Johnson, announced Thursday it will spend $50 million to $80 million to renovate and modernize its headquarters in Racine and will relocate 175 positions from Racine to Chicago.
Quad/Graphics closing two out-of-state plants 11-05-2015
SUSSEX - A day after announcing a $100 million cost reduction plan, Quad/Graphics CEO Joel Quadracci identified in a conference call that the company would close plants in Augusta, Ga., and East Greenville, Pa. this year.
Oscar Mayer plant in Madison to close, lay off about 1,000 workers 11-04-2015
MADISON — Kraft Heinz announced Wednesday that it will be closing several facilities around North America, including the Oscar Mayer headquarters in Madison in 2016.
We Energies’ parent company reports strong 3Q
MILWAUKEE — The third quarter for We Energies’ parent company, WEC Energy Group Inc., was a strong one, according to data released Wednesday.
First Federal Bank holds grand opening
BROOKFIELD - The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Chamber held a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a VIP reception Oct. 21 for First Federal Bank in Brookfield.
Spreading self expression 11-04-2015
Amanda Baker of West Bend was 10 years old when she and her brother Fritz Meyer decided to tell their parents they wanted to be tattoo artists when they grew up.
Majority of Medicare Part B premiums to remain the same in 2016 11-04-2015
WAUKESHA -For those living on a fixed income, the rumor that Medicare premiums are going to rise 52 percent is terrifying, but Lisa Lamkins, advocacy director for federal issues with AARP Wisconsin, said that hike for 2016 was averted due to a provision in the federal budget.
HUSCO to invest $20 million in Waukesha headquarters 11-04-2015
WAUKESHA - HUSCO International announced Tuesday that it will invest $20 million in its Waukesha headquarters to develop new automotive programs that will create approximately 30 jobs.
Quad looks to cut costs as sales fall
SUSSEX - Quad/Graphics on Tuesday announced a $100 million cost reduction plan as net sales were down 6.5 percent for the third quarter and 2.8 percent for the first nine months of the year.
Scion Dental awarded Maryland Medicaid contract 11-03-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — Scion Dental announced Tuesday that it was awarded a contract by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to manage dental benefits for the roughly 650,000 Medicaid members in the Maryland Healthy Smiles Dental Program.
Common Ground adds Bellin Health to Its provider network 11-03-2015
BROOKFIELD — Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative announced Tuesday that it added Bellin Health System to its Envision Integrated Care Network, which also includes Aurora Health Care.
BouMatic to close Madison metal fabrication plant 11-03-2015
MADISON — BouMatic informed the state Tuesday that it will be closing its metal fabrication, welding, machining and assembly department in Madison, resulting in 59 employees losing their jobs. In its place, the company will relocate other workers.





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