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Milwaukee Chancery location to close, Racine restaurant sold 09-04-2015
MILWAUKEE — The operator of several Chancery restaurants in southeastern Wisconsin, as well as several other restaurants, announced it will close the Chancery located at 4624 S. 27th St. as of Saturday and is selling its location in Racine.
Alderman requests veto on Sunset Homes change 09-04-2015
WAUKESHA — A Waukesha alderman implored Mayor Shawn Reilly to veto the Common Council’s contentious amendment vote that would allow the city to make a $1.6 million loan to the Sunset Homes Condominiums.
Zoning changes closer to reality in Richfield 09-04-2015
RICHFIELD - A new zoning designation to aid development in Richfield’s downtown could soon become a reality.
Why is gas so expensive in West Bend?
WEST BEND - The dark side of Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon, “where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking and all the children are above average,” is a place where all the drivers are terrible, the streets are crumbling underneath and gas prices are higher than anywhere else.
Here come the hogs 09-04-2015
WAUKESHA - The 13th annual Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Rally is set to cruise through town until Monday.
Panel describes drug use in the workplace 09-04-2015
BROOKFIELD - Imagine an employee who is using the workers’ compensation he is receiving because of a workplace injury to get prescription painkillers, which he is then selling to co-workers.
HyPro to close Whitewater facility, eliminate 62 positions
WHITEWATER — HyPro, Inc. notified the state Thursday that it will close its Whitewater facility as part of an effort to consolidate operations, resulting in 62 employees losing their jobs.
Frozen Johnsonville Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Grillers recalled 09-03-2015
SHEBOYGAN FALLS — Johnsonville issued a recall Wednesday for its Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Grillers (frozen variety) because they may contain metal fragments.
Joy Global 3Q results miss Street, lowers guidance 09-03-2015
MILWAUKEE - Joy Global’s fiscal third-quarter results missed analysts’ estimates as falling commodity prices led to project delays and customers holding off on spending.
Palmer Johnson Yachts to close in Sturgeon Bay 09-03-2015
STURGEON BAY — Palmer Johnson Yachts notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it will be shutting down its operations in Sturgeon Bay because of diminished sales and increase foreign competition.
Rogers to hold job fair 09-03-2015
WAUKESHA — Rogers Memorial Hospital will host a job fair from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 in its Brown Deer hospital community room, at 4600 W. Schroeder Drive.
Judge puts restrictions on Foolery’s 09-03-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Judge Timothy T. Kay has imposed a condition upon Foolery’s Liquid Therapy tavern and restaurant N52-W35091 W. Lake Drive, ordering that its managers, bartenders and employees maintain absolute sobriety while performing employment duties.
Slinger to seek marketing proposals
Help for Slinger’s marketing and economic development could be on the way.
County Board OKs land deal 09-03-2015
PORT WASHINGTON — After months of negotiations, the Ozaukee County Board Wednesday approved its part of a 101-acre land acquisition deal in which the county will contribute $1 million, though only a portion will come from the county budget.
Three-story clinic proposed 09-03-2015
MEQUON — A proposed medical clinic that will be one of the largest buildings in Mequon cleared initial hurdles Monday and earned praise from several members of the city’s Planning Commission.
Tofte serving up changes at The Steaming Cup 09-03-2015
WAUKESHA - In a month’s time, Jason Tofte has implemented several significant changes at The Steaming Cup in downtown Waukesha, including new food items and colors on the walls.
Ron Ebert remembered as man of faith, flower grower 09-03-2015
IXONIA - Even though his life was cut short by a sudden illness, Ron Ebert touched many lives through his willingness to share his faith and by the beautiful flowers he grew and sold.
Legislators question state tax credits given to Eaton Corporation 09-03-2015
PEWAUKEE - After Eaton Corporation announced Monday that it would lay off approximately 83 workers at its Pewaukee facility, state legislators publicly questioned the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation previously giving the company tax credits.
Wildeck to add workspace, plans to hire up to 100 09-03-2015
WAUKESHA - Next week elected officials and company executives will lift ceremonial sledgehammers and begin the demolition for a vast renovation at Wildeck Inc.
U.S. Golf Association to open office in Elm Grove ahead of U.S. Open 09-03-2015
ELM GROVE - The United States Golf Association has leased an office in Elm Grove two years before the U.S. Open Championship will be held at Erin Hills.
Walker proclaims September as Workforce Development Month 09-02-2015
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month, which highlights the state’s workforce development programs that provide workers and students with the tools they need to obtain family supporting jobs.
North Shore Bank named one of the ‘Best Banks to Work For’ 09-02-2015
BROOKFIELD — North Shore Bank announced Wednesday that it was named one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker for the third consecutive year.
Income and lending increase at Wisconsin banks 09-02-2015
MADISON — Wisconsin’s state-chartered banks saw net income increase 8.7 percent and total lending go up by 6.3 percent during the first half of the year when compared to the same period in 2014, according to a Wednesday report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Columbus McKinnon completes acquisition of Magnetek
MENOMONEE FALLS — The acquisition of Magnetek by Columbus McKinnon Corporation was finalized Wednesday.
Memorable moments 09-02-2015
WEST BEND - It’s more comfortable to dance around good people and pretty things when there’s not a lot of stress.
Plan Commission approves new Delta Defense building
WEST BEND - Delta Defense LLC’s plan for a new headquarters in West Bend is one step closer to city approval after Plan Commission members voted in favor of the development Tuesday evening at City Hall.
Kewaskum approves commercial development 09-02-2015
The Village of Kewaskum has entered into an agreement with Kilo Tango LLC to develop three commercial parcels in TIF district No. 2.
Board rejects transfer of strip club license 09-02-2015
TOWN OF TRENTON — A proposal to transfer a liquor license from a closed strip club to a different company was rejected by the town board Tuesday night.
How to avoid getting scammed 09-02-2015
WAUKESHA - For several weeks Stacy Niven of Waukesha heard her phone ring repeatedly. She looked at the caller ID and noticed a 888 number.
OSHA cites Waukesha Iron & Metal after worker’s death
WAUKESHA - Waukesha Iron & Metal was cited for 11 alleged violations by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday after an employee died while working at the business in March.
Hartland board approves helping business relocate due to redevelopment 09-02-2015
HARTLAND - The Hartland Village Board approved providing financial assistance to a second business during its Monday night meeting to help it relocate due to a future redevelopment of the land upon which it is already located.
Land rezoned for cell tower on Racine Avenue 09-02-2015
WAUKESHA - Despite significant protest and a split decision from Waukesha aldermen, property on Racine Avenue will be rezoned, allowing for the construction of a T-Mobile cell tower in the residential area.
Gillette’s Carstar Collision Center receives certification
TOWN OF WAUKESHA - Gillette’s Carstar Collision Center has been certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization.
Chicago law firm joins Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek 09-01-2015
MILWAUKEE — Law firm Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. announced that Chicago law firm Varga Berger Ledsky Hayes & Casey has joined the organization, expanding its presence in the Illinois market.
Manitowoc Company seeks to separate cranes and food service businesses 09-01-2015
MANITOWOC — On Tuesday, the Manitowoc Company, Inc. filed the initial paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to separate its cranes and food services segments, which it previously announced its intent to do.
Johnson Controls finalizes sale of business to CBRE Group 09-01-2015
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced Tuesday that it has completed the sale of its Global Workplace Solutions business to CBRE Group for $1.475 billion.
Forward Dental plans open house at Mequon Town Center office 09-01-2015
MEQUON — Forward Dental, which was the first business to open in the Mequon Town Center development, will conduct an open house Monday.
Cornerstone Bank offers document shredding 09-01-2015
GRAFTON — Cornerstone State Bank is conducting a free on-site shredding event at its three branches in September.
Joint venture finalized for Watertown hospital and private company 09-01-2015
WATERTOWN - A joint agreement previously announced between Watertown Regional Medical Center and LifePoint Health was finalized Tuesday.
Associated Bank teams up with several Green Bay Packers 09-01-2015
GREEN BAY - Associated Bank announced Tuesday it will feature Green Bay Packers Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams in upcoming promotional activities.
A fisherman’s dream 09-01-2015
TOWN OF CLYMAN — Randy Roeseler is surrounded by acres of walleye, bass, perch and other species but hardly ever gets a chance to fish.
Falafel Guys to open in Thiensville 09-01-2015
THIENSVILLE — When Cedarburg resident Ron Stroli opens Falafel Guys in Thiensville this fall, it will mean a dream of his will come true.
Delta Defense headquarters proposal up for commission approval 09-01-2015
WEST BEND - West Bend will continue as the home base for Delta Defense LLC as the company eyes another expansion.
Don’t fear this car dealer 09-01-2015
WAUKESHA - Anyone in the market for a car knows the stories about the feared wheeler/ dealer.
Unite and succeed 09-01-2015
WAUKESHA -The faces of business owners Alyssa and Llazar Konda have become so familiar in downtown Waukesha in just a few months that people are constantly waving at them and it takes Alyssa about 20 minutes to walk from the front of the restaurant to the back during meal time because so many people stop her to talk.
New Berlin CDA to discuss affordable housing 09-01-2015
NEW BERLIN - The Community Development Authority will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
Waukesha County manufacturers announce layoffs 09-01-2015
WAUKESHA - Monday started off on a negative note for southeastern Wisconsin manufacturing, particularly in Waukesha County where two major companies announced layoffs totaling nearly 130 employees.
Waukesha’s Mountain Village apartments sold for $29 million 09-01-2015
WAUKESHA — The reddish 319-unit apartment complex built on the side of a hill near downtown Waukesha has been sold by Styza Family LP to an Illinois company for $29 million.
Manufacturing improves slightly in August, still constricted
MILWAUKEE — The latest report on the state of manufacturing in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois revealed Monday that the industry has improved slightly compared to June and July, but remains constricted.
It’s all in the (credit) cards 08-30-2015
Oct. 1 is an important date in the United States’ transition to credit and debit cards with microchip technology.
Railroad seeks to have developer’s suit dismissed 08-29-2015
WAUKESHA — A Waukesha County Circuit Court judge is considering arguments in a lawsuit brought by a firm wishing to use part of a railroad right-of-way in Pewaukee for parking, just as a prior business there reportedly did for decades.
Wauwatosa distribution center purchased for $4.8 million
WAUWATOSA— Wangard Investment Real Estate has purchased a 196,000 square foot distribution center in Wauwatosa from 1400 North LLC for $4.8 million.
American Family pledges $40 million to UW-Madison 08-28-2015
MADISON— American Family Insurance has announced it has expanded its partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, pledging $40 million to the university over the next ten years.
Metal works for MPTC students 08-28-2015
JACKSON — It was a risk, but one that paid off for Moraine Park Technical College in the nearly two years since it opened its 10,000-square-foot Regional Center in Jackson.
Alderman wants to improve loan fund program 08-28-2015
WEST BEND - A West Bend alderman, while following up with recipients of the city’s revolving loan fund, has developed a few ideas to build on what he sees as an already-successful program.
O’Reilly Auto Parts interested in Slinger location 08-28-2015
SLINGER - Slinger could be home to an O’Reilly Auto Parts store in nine or 10 months.
Strengthened real estate market attracts more agents 08-28-2015
WAUKESHA - With the abundance of “accepted offer” and “sold” plaques topping local real estate signs, it’s no wonder that more people are entering the real estate industry.
La Casa charter school principal resigns
WAUKESHA - La Casa de Esperanza Charter School’s principal has handed in her resignation just four days before the new school welcomes its first students.
Tim O’Brien Homes to integrate new wall systems 08-27-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Tim O’Brien Homes will incorporate the BASF HP+ Wall System in all of its newly constructed homes going forward.
Two Waukesha businesses to hold opening celebrations Friday 08-27-2015
WAUKESHA — Downtown Waukesha will take on a celebratory tone Friday when two new businesses hold grand opening events.
WEDC provides grant to support women-led ventures
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded a $200,000 grant to Madison-based Doyenne Group Inc. to support women-led innovative ventures in Wisconsin, according to an announcement.
Super Bottling Parking buys West Allis retail building
WEST ALLIS — Super Bottle Parking LLC recently purchased a 1,350-square-foot retail building at 7606 W. Greenfield Ave. from Charles R. Bacun to be used as a parking lot for its adjacent business.
The ebb and flow of downtown 08-27-2015
CEDARBURG — At least two spacious retail shops are closing in downtown Cedarburg, while others expand and relocate as part of the latest round of shuffling in the historic district.
Mukwonago offers loan program to local businesses 08-27-2015
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago is offering an economic development loan program to local businesses and start-ups located in the village.
Farming for answers 08-27-2015
OCONOMOWOC — “Pabst Farms” are two words that often stir up strong opinions among residents of Oconomowoc. After a decade, people still are asking a seemingly simple question: “What’s going on out there?”
McDonald’s hearing today 08-27-2015
GRAFTON — A hearing was scheduled for this morning to consider the contentious issue of the McDonald’s that was planned for the Grafton Commons development.
Group digs into Cedarburg master plan 08-27-2015
CEDARBURG — A panel devoted to studying and recommending economic development efforts in the city of Cedarburg’s downtown district is expected to dig into a 4-year-old document and potentially make a series of recommendations.
Ammo retailer wants to expand 08-27-2015
HARTFORD - A Hartford retailer in business for five years wants to move to a larger location to store about 1,000 pounds of smokeless gunpowder.
Workforce Development offers $4,000 scholarship 08-27-2015
PEWAUKEE - Recognizing that it can be hard, if not impossible, for some people to pursue their career goals due to financial constraints, the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board is offering a $4,000 scholarship to help an individual in need.
United Way sets $60 million fundraising goal 08-27-2015
MILWAUKEE - The United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County has set its first Community Campaign goal as a merged entity at $60 million.
Waukesha County unemployment drops to 3.9% 08-27-2015
MILWAUKEE - The unemployment rate for the metro Milwaukee area continued to decrease in July with Waukesha County dropping beneath the 4-percent mark.
New tactical vehicle contract a big boost for Oshkosh
OSHKOSH — A lucrative military contract awarded to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. to build the Humvee’s replacement will provide an economic boost to the city of Oshkosh and across the state, company and local leaders said Wednesday.
Aeroshade closed in Waukesha 08-26-2015
WAUKESHA — The Aeroshade facility that once produced wooden shades and folding doors has closed.
Skipper Bud’s seeks to add watercraft service building in Waukesha 08-26-2015
WAUKESHA — As business continues to rebound after the Recession, Skipper Bud’s President Mike Pretasky Jr. said he wants to expand into an additional facility in order to improve customer service.
Annex Wealth Management opens Delafield office 08-26-2015
DELAFIELD — Elm Grove-based Annex Wealth Management announced it has opened its third office location at 2301 Sun Valley Drive in Delafield.
Get info on Social Security and finance 08-26-2015
MUSKEGO — Edward Jones is sponsoring an informational evening on retirement finances and Social Security on Sept. 16.
Bon-Ton opens Ohio distribution center
MILWAUKEE -  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced the grand opening of its 743,000-square-foot direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in West Jefferson, Ohio on Wednesday.
A new phase Over the Moon 08-26-2015
Over the Moon has come full circle. The business, which features new, vintage and handmade items geared toward women, recently moved to Barton Avenue — a place with quite a history.
Change leads to innovation 08-26-2015
WAUKESHA - Without humans adapting to change, there would be no innovation.
Army awards tactical vehicle contract to Oshkosh Corp.
OSHKOSH — Wisconsin- based Oshkosh Corp. has won a major contract to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the military’s Humvee troop carriers.
Sunset Homes condos could benefit from $1.6 million city loan 08-26-2015
WAUKESHA - A proposed amendment to a tax incremental district would provide some Sunset Homes Condominiums with a $1.6 million loan to use for “common area repairs,” including roof leaks and building siding that has fallen into disrepair.
Small business symposium to be held Sept. 10 08-26-2015
WAUKESHA - A small business symposium will be held Sept. 10 at Carroll University.
Reed Hall to retire as Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO 08-25-2015
MADISON — In a letter Tuesday, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO and Secretary Reed Hall announced that he plans to return to retirement after taking what was supposed to be a temporary position leading the WEDC.
Mequon Town Center taking shape
MEQUON — The Mequon Town Center is springing to life. A number of businesses are already open at the development that has been under construction at Mequon and Cedarburg roads.
FluGen raises $12 million in financing 08-25-2015
MADISON - FluGen Inc., a biotechnology company developing a “universal” influenza vaccine, announced Tuesday it completed a $12 million series A financing.
Finding a niche 08-25-2015
MEQUON - The timing could not have been worse – nor could it have actually been better – for John and Alex DeToro to start Techteriors.
Major Meijer excavation 08-25-2015
WAUKESHA - Workers from Super Excavators use heavy equipment to move large portions of a hillside to give access to the site of the new Meijer store on Sunset Drive at Tenny Avenue on Monday.
PolyFirst project may get a big boost 08-25-2015
HARTFORD - The creation of 40 jobs at a Hartford manufacturer could get a boost if Hartford leaders approve a Tax Incremental Finance district.
Costco recruiters set up shop in tents around New Berlin
NEW BERLIN- To boost membership numbers ahead of its much-anticipated new store opening in New Berlin, Costco is taking its operations roadside.
Steinhafels hosts job fair 08-25-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Prospective Steinhafels employees fill out online applications during a job fair held on Monday at the company headquarters.
Finding a business mentor 08-25-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Launching a small business can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be an isolating experience, said SCORE mentor Dave Maaske.
Carnevor to move to new location in Milwaukee 08-24-2015
MILWAUKEE — After 10 years of being located at 724 N. Milwaukee St., Carnevor Steakhouse Moderne will move down the street in November.
Sally’s Sweet Shoppe to celebrate 5th anniversary 08-24-2015
GENESEE DEPOT — Sally’s Sweet Shoppe will celebrate its fifth anniversary next week with free treats and drawings.
Roundy’s opens 33rd Mariano’s in Chicagoland 08-24-2015
MILWAUKEE — Roundy’s will open its 33rd Mariano’s grocery store in Northbrook, Ill. on Tuesday.
Chief operating officer to leave Joy Global 08-24-2015
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global Inc. announced that Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Randal W. Baker will leave the company effective Sept. 4 in order to pursue other opportunities.
Volunteers spruce up Waukesha schools 08-24-2015
WAUKESHA - When Waukesha students return to school in two weeks, they may notice a new mural or inspirational quote on the wall, colorful foliage out front and the fresh sawdust on some recently built wooden tables and benches.
‘Not your Wisconsin Dells GO KARTS’
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — For those with racing in their blood and dreams of one day winning a rain-soaked Formula One road course in Monaco like Michael Schumacher, they’ll feel at home in the new Veloce Indoor Speedway.
Kefir production begins at former Golden Guernsey plant
WAUKESHA - Lifeway Foods, Inc. announced Friday it began producing kefir at its new Waukesha facility in the former Golden Guernsey dairy plant.
Businesses prep for PREP FOOTBALL 08-22-2015
WAUKESHA — With the recent crisper nights, anticipation has grown for the start of the high school football season by the players and fans and the businesses that see an uptick in sales during the season.
Public hearing on possible redevelopment of former bowling alley site 08-22-2015
WAUKESHA - A tax incremental district could help to fund the redevelopment of a vacant bowling alley into an industrial building on Northview Road in Waukesha.
Name change for ProHealth Care Medical Associates 08-22-2015
WAUKESHA - ProHealth Care has announced it is changing the name and signage of its 14 clinic locations to all be ProHealth Medical Group.
Smithfield Foods to expand Cudahy facility 08-21-2015
CUDAHY — Smithfield Foods announced it broke ground this week on an expansion in Cudahy that will house four new smokehouses and two dry rooms.
BID member suggests parking changes 08-21-2015
WEST BEND - A few blocks of parking in the downtown area could see changes down the road.
More for gas? 08-21-2015
WEST BEND - Why is gas so expensive in West Bend?
Ellenbecker Investment Group is County Exec’s Business of the Year 08-21-2015
WAUKESHA - Ellenbecker Investment Group’s website states the company’s philosophy is to “help you understand what you need to do to achieve your goals.”
Offering a legal hand 08-21-2015
WAUKESHA - Considering himself an entrepreneur at heart, Waukesha attorney Derek Hawkins said he is in a unique position to help other startups and small businesses navigate the often murky waters of the business world.
Uber good 08-21-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Providing rides in his Lexus via the Uber rideshare program has given new resident Dale Kolbus an opportunity to learn the metro Milwaukee area, while earning some money and advertising his skin care business.
Bank sells Wauwatosa industrial building 08-20-2015
WAUWATOSA — Bank First National Sheboygan recently sold an 18,270-square-foot industrial building at 3000 N. 117th St.
Mortara to construct Milwaukee facility, add more than 150 jobs 08-20-2015
MILWAUKEE — Mortara Instrument, Inc. announced Thursday it broke ground on a manufacturing and distribution facility in Milwaukee that is anticipated to create more than 150 new jobs during the next five years.
Nearly 1,000 jobseekers anticipated to attend autumn job fair 08-20-2015
PEWAUKEE — Companies that register for the Workforce Development Center Autumn Recruitment Fair will have access to nearly 1,000 jobseekers this October.
New storage facility opens near Goerkes Corners 08-20-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The 93,000 square-foot Self Storage of Goerkes Corners recently opened at 21300 Doral Road.
Sales decline for Boston Store parent company 08-20-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. reported Thursday that its comparable store sales declined 1.3 percent during its second quarter when compared to the same period in 2014.
Distillery proposed for downtown property 08-20-2015
CEDARBURG — A new start-up distillery with a bar and lounge could be heading to historic downtown Cedarburg if approved by the city’s Plan Commission.
The Spoon seems closed 08-20-2015
WAUKESHA - The Spoon restaurant at 928 N. Hartwell Ave. appears to have closed.
Teaching discipline 08-20-2015
WAUKESHA - For about 40 years, Ed Kahle has been learning and teaching taekwondo, and now as he approaches retirement, he has decided to open his own studio in Waukesha.
Spicing up Main Street 08-20-2015
WAUKESHA - Bill Seegers is boldly going where no one has gone before in downtown Waukesha with his homemade salsas, sauces, ketchups and dip mixes.
Former Kohl’s executive named chief information officer for Canadian company 08-19-2015
TORONTO — A top Kohl’s executive that the Wisconsin company fought to prevent from taking a chief information officer position with Hudson’s Bay Company has assumed that position, according to an announcement this week.
Comfort, food and friends at Perc Place
HARTFORD — Beyond the food, there is a feast for the eyes and the other senses at Perc Place.





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