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Marten Transport reports record income, operating revenue 01-27-2015
MONDOVI — The fourth quarter of 2014 was the best Marten Transport, Ltd. ever had with the highest net income and operating revenue for any quarter in its history.
Oshkosh Corporation’s first quarter income decreases by $20 million 01-27-2015
OSHKOSH — Due to the decrease in federal defense vehicle contracts, Oshkosh Corporation’s first quarter income took a direct hit.
Deadline quickly approaching for Governor’s Export Achievement Awards 01-27-2015
MADISON —There are only a few days left to nominate a Wisconsin company for the 2015 Governor’s Export Achievement Award.
Wisconsin governor proposes plan to help fund Bucks arena 01-27-2015
MILWAUKEE  — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the state will help the Milwaukee Bucks pay for a new basketball arena with $220 million in bonds that would be paid for by projected growth in income taxes from NBA players.
BBB warns about work scam targeting college students
MILWAUKEE — The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about a work-from-home scam that is targeting college students.
A.O. Smith announces record sales for 2014 01-27-2015
MILWAUKEE — Last year was record breaking for A. O. Smith Corporation, which announced sales of $2.36 billion and net earnings of $207.8 million, or $2.28 per share, for 2014 compared with $169.7 million, or $1.83 per share the previous year.
HUHS hires construction manager for projects 01-27-2015
HARTFORD — Hartford Union High School’s Board of Education on Monday night approved hiring CG Schmidt Company to act as construction manager for two major building projects the school district wants to begin later this year.
Mequon restaurateur is Women’s FOCUS speaker 01-27-2015
MEQUON — Amelia Betzhold, owner of Harvey’s Central Grille in Mequon, will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 11 meeting of Women’s FOCUS.
Seminar at MATC focuses on Affordable Care Act 01-27-2015
MEQUON — A seminar, “Affordable Care Act 101: What the Health Care Law Means for Small Employers,” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
December home sales rise in county 01-27-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Home sales in Ozaukee County increased 5.6 percent in December, compared to the last month of 2013.
Kwik Trip opens new store 01-27-2015
MEQUON - It’s a new building and new space, but there’s something quite familiar about Mequon’s Kwik Trip on Cedarburg Road.
Report: State union membership drops by more than 10,000 in 2013-14 01-27-2015
MADISON - The number of union members in Wisconsin dropped by more than 10,000 from 2013 to 2014 as nationwide numbers dipped slightly, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hawks Landscape to hold job fair 01-26-2015
WAUWATOSA — Hawks Landscape, Inc. will be hosting a job fair to fill positions in all areas including landscape design, sales, construction and maintenance. Openings are available at entry level through management.
Main Street program offers business ‘makeover’ 01-26-2015
WAUKESHA — Businesses located in one of Wisconsin’s 36 Main Street communities are eligible to win a ‘makeover’ including up to $10,000 in upgrades as part of a contest run by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
A Waukesha County arena? Maybe Someday 01-25-2015
WAUKESHA - When asking whether Waukesha County could be home to a Milwaukee Bucks arena or any other professional sports venue, it’s not just a case of those with the money making the rules.
Business Alliance not taking stance on right-to-work 01-24-2015
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance’s annual policy agenda identified the West Waukesha Bypass and Waukesha’s Lake Michigan water application as two key issues going into 2015, but made no mention of the state’s ongoing right-to-work debate.
Sensient declares quarterly dividends 01-23-2015
MILWAUKEE — Sensient Technologies Corporation declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per share Friday.
Walker rejects Menominee request for Kenosha casino
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker on Friday denied the Menominee Nation's request for permission to build an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, saying approving the project could leave the state owing a rival tribe hundreds of millions of dollars.
J.J. Fuds dog food recalled 01-23-2015
VALPARAISO, IND. — Dog food that was distributed regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers has been recalled due to the potential it was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Ruby Farm development may get $7.5 million in aid from Brookfield 01-23-2015
BROOKFIELD — A large proposed development to include retail and office buildings may receive $7,554,000 in public funding from Brookfield under a tax incremental financing district.
Mukwonago High School to open IT academy next fall 01-23-2015
MUKWONAGO — Responding to the projected skills gap between available technology jobs and qualified employees, a group of Mukwonago High School teachers will launch an IT academy next year in hopes of preparing students for the future job market.
A family affair 01-23-2015
WAUKESHA — When Chef Tomas White walked into the former Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub at 225 South St., he had an overwhelmingly positive feeling about the space.
A Bucks arena: Why not in Waukesha County? 01-23-2015
WAUKESHA - It’s not uncommon to see the homes of professional sports teams located outside the cities they are named for - for example, the Dallas Cowboys of Arlington, Texas, the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich., and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Wisconsin’s unemployment remains unchanged at 5.2% in December 01-22-2015
MADISON — Unemployment in Wisconsin remained at 5.2 percent in December, the same percentage reported for November.
Dielectric Corporation acquires Waupaca company 01-22-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — On Thursday, Menomonee-Falls based Dielectric Corporation announced it has acquired Centerline Machine, Incorporated of Waupaca.
Associated Banc-Corp reports increased earnings for year and quarter 01-22-2015
GREEN BAY — The net income for Associated Banc-Corp increased during 2014 by $2 million, according to a company announcement Thursday.
Alverno College exceeds $30 million capital campaign goal  01-22-2015
MILWAUKEE — Alverno College has wrapped up a successful fundraising campaign by raising nearly $33 million for an expansion and renovation project.
Johnson Controls examining options for new headquarters 01-22-2015
GLENDALE — Rumors have been circulating around the Milwaukee area that global company Johnson Controls has its eye on building a high rise headquarters downtown.
Johnson Controls signs a definitive agreement with Hitachi 01-22-2015
GLENDALE — During an economic forum in Switzerland, the heads of Johnson Controls and Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to form a previously announced global joint venture.
Johnson Controls reports increase in first quarter sales 01-22-2015
GLENDALE — Johnson Controls reported a strong start to fiscal 2015 Thursday with total net sales of $10.7 billion in the first quarter, an increase of 1 percent from $10.6 billion during the same period in 2014.
State provides funds for Innovations & Wellness Commons 01-22-2015
MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded a $413,750 grant to the city of Milwaukee to help finance a redevelopment project called Innovations & Wellness Commons, which is being coordinated by the Walnut Way Conservation Group.
Foolery’s serves up more than cold drinks 01-22-2015
OCONOMOWOC — Stop by Foolery ’s Liquid Therapy any day of the summer and one is almost certain to find the patio packed with patrons, music blaring over the speakers and boats pulling up to the pier to get some good food and good times.
Break-ins reported at several Thiensville businesses 01-22-2015
THIENSVILLE — Police are investigating burglaries or attempted break-ins at multiple businesses in downtown Thiensville that occurred Thursday night.
MPTC suspends Building Trades program 01-22-2015
The Moraine Park Technical College District Board unanimously voted Wednesday night to suspend the Building Trades Construction Worker program offered at the West Bend MPTC campus.
Economist: Workforce slowly improving
Economic conditions in Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Metro area, which includes Ozaukee, Washington, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, are showing slow but steady improvement.
Lakeside at Heaven City making new name for itself 01-22-2015
TOWN OF VERNON — Two months after opening his newly-branded restaurant, The Lakeside Supper Club at Heaven City, owner Troy Schoenrock said business has exceeded his own expectations.
Northwestern Mutual adds contractors for downtown tower project 01-22-2015
MILWAUKEE - Northwestern Mutual announced nearly five dozen companies on Wednesday that had joined the design and construction team for the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, a 32-story, 1.1 millions-square-foot development to be built over the next three years near Milwaukee’s lakefront.
Wisconsin construction eyeing big year in 2015 01-22-2015
MADISON - Nearly three-quarters of construction businesses statewide increased their employee count last year and companies across the nation are predicting 2015 to be one of the biggest years for growth in the field in nearly a decade.
Midwest Healthcare companies raise $1.8 billion in 2014
WAUKESHA – Midwest healthcare companies attracted $1.8 billion in new investments across 243 companies in 2014, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report.
NiceLabel and Chemwatch collaborate to offer free GHS Cloud printing solution, regulatory data 01-21-2015
BROOKFIELD – NiceLabel is announcing the launch of a free easy-to-use GHS Cloud solution that allows suppliers and users of secondary containers to print GHS compliant labels from any color label or page printer.
Briggs & Stratton declare quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE – The Board of Directors of Briggs & Stratton Corporation declared quarterly dividend of twelve and one half cents ($0.125) per share on the common stock of the Corporation at it’s regular quarterly meeting held on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Favre to star in Super Bowl ad 01-21-2015
MILWAUKEE – Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be one of five retired NFL players starring in’s ad during the upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 1.
New RE/MAX office opens in Muskego 01-21-2015
MUSKEGO – RE/MAX broker and owners Reno Bergand John Jewell are opening a new office at South 75 West 17237 Janesville Road in Muskego, just three months after converting their real estate business to RE/MAX Legacy.
Primex Wireless brings OneVue Intelligent Monitoring Platform to healthcare 01-21-2015
LAKE GENEVA – Primex Wireless, a provider of solutions to automate and maintain facility compliance, increase efficiencies and reduce risk for enterprise organizations, is introducing the next generation of wireless monitoring with release of the OneVue Intelligent Monitoring platform.
Frontier to layoff 138 in Milwaukee 01-21-2015
WAUKESHA — Frontier Airlines will layoff 138 employees from its Milwaukee operations starting in March.
2 Germantown companies to get Wisconsin Fast Forward funding 01-21-2015
GERMANTOWN - Two Germantown companies will receive funding to develop in-demand skills for workers through Round 3 of Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Fast Forward initiative, state Rep. Dan Knodl, R-Germantown, said in a news release.
PERFECT TIMING: West Bend company off to the races 01-21-2015
WEST BEND - After organizing Trot for Troops, a 5K run/walk in West Bend that benefits local soldiers and their families, Dirk Brandt thought he could time the events better, so he started Absolute Race Timing three years ago.
The Spoon closed until further notice 01-21-2015
WAUKESHA — The Spoon, a popular new Waukesha restaurant, is closed until further notice, per a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Margaret & Mae’s encourages customers to reminisce 01-21-2015
GENESEE DEPOT - Walking into Margaret & Mae’s in Genesee Depot is like entering Grandma’s home for some customers who may discover a 1960s women’s magazine or an early 1900s wedding photo framed and hung on the wall.
Good Harvest Market to celebrate 10 years 01-21-2015
WAUKESHA - The past 10 years of operating Good Harvest Market have gone by quickly for owner Joe Nolan, but those years haven’t been without their trials and triumphs.
Summerfest, ReverbNation announce partnership 01-20-2015
WAUKESHA — Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation on Tuesday announced a three-year agreement — commencing with Summerfest 2015 — making ReverbNation the exclusive online submission platform for musical artists interested in performing at Summerfest.
MGIC announced fourth quarter earnings 01-20-2015
WAUKESHA — MGIC Investment Corporation on Tuesday reported its net income for the fourth quarter was $74.4 million, compared with a net loss of $1.4 million in 2013.
Bon-Ton lowers expectations despite strong holiday sales 01-20-2015
WAUKESHA — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced it was lowering its earnings guidance, despite a holiday season that saw comparable store sales increase 5.3 percent for the nine-weeks ending Jan. 3.
Evolving with the times 01-20-2015
In his more than three decades working in the insurance industry, Jon Rauser has undeniably witnessed many changes.
Large rooftop sign too much for Mequon planners 01-20-2015
MEQUON — A proposal to put a large lit sign atop the Cafe Hollander being built in Mequon’s Town Center got a less-than-enthusiastic reception from the city’s planning commission on Jan. 12.
Housing market finishes 2014 strong 01-20-2015
MILWAUKEE - Real estate data released by the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows the state housing market had a strong finish to 2014.
Consumers improve financial stability, local communities using credit unions 01-19-2015
PEWAUKEE – Credit unions have saved consumers over $1 billion since the beginning of the recession while helping Wisconsin citizens improve their personal financial management.
Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce announces 2015 Business After Five networking event schedule and sponsors 01-19-2015
BROOKFIELD – The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce announces its 2015 Business After Five networking program locations and sponsors.
Diverse mix of judges to screen entries for 2015 Governor’s Business Plan contest
MADISON – About 80 judges have volunteered to judge entries in the 2015 Governor’s Business Plan contest, a field that judges from a cross-section of the disciplines that help define Wisconsin’s startup culture.
Rogers Memorial Hospital, Brown Deer increases ability to serve 01-19-2015
BROWN DEER – Rogers Memorial Hospital-Brown Deer is taking an additional step toward serving the need of patients with mental illness and addiction by offering new programs.
Cabela’s plans to hire about 200 people for its new store in Sun Prairie 01-18-2015
SUN PRAIRIE - The store is under construction and is scheduled to open this spring.   
Milwaukee, Waukesha counties strengthen partnership with Enhanced Transit Lines 01-17-2015
MILWAUKEE - Beginning Sunday, the number of mass transit lines linking commuters to Milwaukee County destinations and surrounding suburbs will increase as part of a multicounty effort announced Friday.
Aurora Medical Center in Summit scores well for safety, respect 01-16-2015
SUMMIT — According to an online report by Consumer Reports, Aurora Medical Center in Summit ranks high as a safe facility.
Associated Bank acquires Minnesota firm 01-16-2015
GREEN BAY — Associated Banc-Corp announced Friday that it will acquire Ahmann & Martin Co., a leading risk and benefits consulting firm in Minnesota through a merger with Associated’s subsidiary Associated Financial Group.
Four-phase industrial development proposed for Summit
SUMMIT — General Capital Group has approached the village of Summit with plans to construct a four-phase 500,000 to 575,000-square-foot industrial complex on the south side of Interstate 94 near Delafield Road.
Walmart to hire approximately 85 additional employees for New Berlin store 01-16-2015
NEW BERLIN — As the construction of a new Walmart on Greenfield Avenue nears completion, the giant retailer is looking to hire approximately 85 additional employees for the store.
Southwest Airlines to stock Leinenkugel’s on planes 01-16-2015
DALLAS — Wisconsin-produced Leinenkugel’s will now be served high up in the sky aboard Southwest Airlines.
Quad to acquire company to help with book printing transformation 01-16-2015
SUSSEX — A day after announcing that it will expand its book printing operations, Quad/Graphics said it is acquiring Courier Corporation, a leading innovator in book manufacturing, publishing and content management.
Playoffs pack punch for area businesses
WAUKESHA — While many fans may live and die in a figurative fashion with the fortunes of the Green Bay Packers, that is also true in a slightly more literal sense for business across the state, especially as the team marches through the playoffs.
Wisconsin Energy declares higher dividend 01-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, Wisconsin Energy Corporation declared an 8.3 percent increase in quarterly dividends.
International Autos wants to expand West Allis dealership, add lines 01-15-2015
WEST ALLIS — International Autos hopes to expand its car dealership in West Allis on land it recently purchased and to add two brands to the site: Alfa Romeo and Maserati.
Harley-Davidson now official bike of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 01-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, Harley-Davidson said it is finalizing an agreement with the city of Sturgis, S.D., to be the official the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the next 75 years.
American Manufacturing submits plans to move to New Berlin 01-15-2015
NEW BERLIN —A small Milwaukee machining and metal fabrication firm has submitted plans to the city of New Berlin seeking approval to construct a 10,020-square-foot facility on Calhoun Road near Cleveland Avenue.
Quad/Graphics plans expansion of book printing capabilities 01-15-2015
SUSSEX — As part of a three-year strategy, Quad/Graphics announced it will transform its book platform in order to provide publishers with a full range of options for producing and delivering books on demand, bringing zero inventory and just-in-time delivery closer to reality.
4imprint Inc.’s Oshkosh expansion to create 150 jobs 01-15-2015
OSHKOSH — A $10.8 million project to expand the offices and production facilities for Oshkosh-based 4imprint Inc. will result in the creation of 150 new jobs, according to a Thursday announcement.
Raised Grain Brewing Company permit OK’d 01-15-2015
WAUKESHA — Dr. Scott Kelley, Nick Reistad and Kevin Brandenburg hope they can serve you a cold one this summer, and the Plan Commission is on board.
Commission approves wine bar permit 01-15-2015
WAUKESHA — Downtown Waukesha will likely be home to one more sophisticated watering hole this year, as the Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit for crush Wine Bar & Shop planned for 378 W. Main St. on Wednesday evening.
Independent Printing acquires another Wisconsin printer
DE PERE — Independent Printing announced this week that it has acquired Hayes Graphics, a digital and wide format printer in Mosinee.
All’s quiet on Fowler Lake (for now) 01-15-2015
OCONOMOWOC — After the filing of a court document last week asking to review the processes of the Common Council related to Fowler Lake Village, the current proceedings are at a standstill.
LEDs from Waukesha-based company to be used in FOX’s NFC title game telecast 01-15-2015
WAUKESHA - Blizzard Lighting, LLC, a Waukesha-based light company, announced Wednesday its BLOCKHEAD professional moving head LED matrix light fixtures will be used Sunday during the NFC Championship broadcast on FOX.
Former bowling alley plans moving forward 01-15-2015
WAUKESHA - The Plan Commission has agreed to change the zoning and land use plans for a former bowling alley and night club site, which would eventually make room for a developer to build an industrial building with multiple tenants.
Commission approves scaled-down apartments on brewery site 01-15-2015
WAUKESHA - After hearing neighbors’ and Common Council members’ concerns, a developer scaled down a luxury apartment complex planned for Maple Avenue, and the Plan Commission gave the new proposal a thumbs-up Wednesday night.
City center comes together under Banker Wire mesh 01-14-2015
MUKWONAGO – The new ONE City plaza in Greenville, S.C., has a shade structure composed of Banker Wire mesh, and is one of many revitalization projects that made Forbes Magazine consider Greenville as having one of America’s best downtowns.
Bank Mutual Corporation reports increase in income for fourth quarter 01-14-2015
MILWAUKEE – Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ: BKMU) reported net income of $3.8 million or $0.08 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2014, which was a 42.3 percent improvement over net income of $2.7 million or $0.06 per diluted share in the same quarter of 2013.
Shopko Foundation awards over $1 million in grants 01-14-2015
GREEN BAY – The Shopko Foundation awarded grants totaling $1.1 million during 2014 through its four grant programs: Community Charitable Grants, Green Bay Area Grants, Teammate Community Service Grants and Teammate and Family Scholarships.
New health benefits program from UnitedHealthcare, Business Health Care Group 01-14-2015
MILWAUKEE – United Healthcare and the Business Health Care Group of southeast Wisconsin are forming a multi-year relationship to deliver high-quality, cost effective health benefits to employers in the greater Milwaukee area.
Adelman Travel acquires Plaza Travel 01-14-2015
MILWAUKEE – Adelman Travel, a corporate travel management company, is taking ownership of Plaza Travel, Inc., a Dallas, Texas-based travel agency.
Generations of business 01-14-2015
WEST BEND - Robb Steiner and his wife, Chrissy, bought 49 percent of Steiner Electric Inc. in January from Robb’s parents, Rick and Gayle Steiner, making them the third generation of the family to own Steiner Electric Inc., 2323 Sylvan Way, West Bend.
Residential real estate market returning to ‘normal’ 01-14-2015
BROOKFIELD - Real estate data discussed during the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors’ economic summit Tuesday indicate that the housing market is continuing to make strides after the Great Recession and 2015 looks to be a promising year.
Entrepreneur encourages daters to embrace imperfection 01-14-2015
WAUKESHA -To be a successful entrepreneur one often has to take large risks and bare one’s soul. That is what David Wheeler did when he created his dating website “Settleforlove,” which encourages people to “embrace imperfection”- as well as when he posted his dating profile that featured a picture of his balding head.
South Shore YMCA to close 01-13-2015
MILWAUKEE — The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee announced Tuesday that it will close the South Shore YMCA, 3244 E. College Ave., Cudahy, on Jan. 31.
Hospital Sisters Health System joins Integrated Health Network 01-13-2015
MILWAUKEE — Hospital Sisters Health System and Prevea Health in Wisconsin have finalized a previously announced agreement to join Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin, the network announced Tuesday.
Drawers to bring historic beer to Milwaukee 01-13-2015
SUSSEX — Drewrys Brewing Company, of South Bend, Indiana, announced Tuesday has entered into distribution agreements with Beer Capitol Distributing of Sussex to bring the recently-revived, historic favorite lager beer to Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
Urban Wood Lab 01-13-2015
For more than 40 years, Hoppe Tree Service has perfected the art of removing trees. What happened to the trees after their removal was also pretty typical: The company usually just chipped and chopped them up into mulch.





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