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Bartolotta Fireworks to become part of Wolverine Fireworks after bankruptcy
TOWN OF GENESEE —Known for its colorful displays on holidays and special events, Bartolotta Fireworks is essentially going out of business with little fanfare.
Dorner Mfg.’s parent company partners with Swedish investment firm 03-16-2017
HARTLAND — Dorner Holding Company, the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp. in Hartland, has entered into a new partnership with Swedish investment firm EQT Mid Market US fund.
Johnson Controls to sell Scott Safety business to 3M for $2 billion 03-16-2017
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, Johnson Controls announced it signed an  agreement to sell its Scott Safety business to 3M in a cash transaction valued at approximately $2 billion.
A long way to go 03-16-2017
CEDARBURG — Even in the midst of a winter storm, hundreds showed up to the Community Center Gym Monday when the Cedarburg Common Council unanimously approved rezoning requests for a multifamily development named Arrabelle that would change the face of at least one site in Cedarburg’s historic downtown.
Commissions approve measures supporting opening of auto service center 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Both the Oconomowoc Architectural Commission and Plan commissions approved in separate meetings March 8 measures pertaining to the planned construction of a Firestone Complete Auto Care.
Design review plans approved for proposed Eagles Landing project 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Plan Commission approved March 8 the major design review plans for a proposed project that could result in the construction of Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle, a 21-unit condominium building at the site where the Spinnaker’s restaurant used to operate.
Kewaskum Village Board approves another 1-year stop on impact fees 03-16-2017
Home developers who want to construct additional units within Kewaskum have additional clarity about potential fees the municipality will charge.
Great Harvest to open for business Saturday 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Citizens will get another option for filling their stomachs in Oconomowoc when Great Harvest Bread Company holds the grand opening of its new 127 E. Wisconsin Ave. location on Saturday.
Firehouse Subs to open mid-April in Waukesha 03-16-2017
WAUKESHA — Firehouse Subs will be the first of several businesses to open in a newly built structure in the parking lot of the former Kmart on Sunset Drive.
Waukesha’s unemployment rate rose slightly in January
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s unemployment rate increased slightly between December and January, recent statistics show.
Waukesha RadioShack closes, Oconomowoc store remains open 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — As more and more RadioShack locations close their doors following the company filing for bankruptcy earlier this month, the Waukesha location has already closed while the Oconomowoc store remains open.
Fed raises rate and sees more hikes as US economy improves 03-15-2017
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and forecast two additional hikes this year. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans.
Turning the next page 03-15-2017
BARTON — The brick and mortar location for Crimson Cowl Comics and Collectables was unmasked Saturday after about seven months of selling comics online.
Casa del Rio could open its doors this weekend
WAUKESHA — The sign with the name Casa del Rio once again hangs in front of 408 E. Main St. while inside the restaurant a menu is tested and staff trained.
Hartland Village Board approves beer garden concept
HARTLAND — Snow may be covering the ground, but area residents are dreaming about green grass and cold beers consumed outside. In Hartland on Monday, the Village Board indicated approval of a concept for a beer garden in Nixon Park.
US Cellular monopole to be discussed by City of Pewaukee commission 03-15-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — During the City of Pewaukee Plan Commission meeting Thursday, the members will discuss a request from US Cellular to place a monopole tower on City Hall property, W240-N3065 Pewaukee Road.
Legal tender: Steakhouse parties embroiled in lawsuit reach agreement 03-15-2017
WAUKESHA — After chewing the fat, attorneys for steakhouses in both Milwaukee and Delafield involved in a dispute have filed a stipulation and order that resolves the need for an injunction hearing that had been scheduled in the case.
Gannett call center to close in May 03-14-2017
MILWAUKEE —Gannett Consumers Solutions Center informed the Department of Workforce Development that it will close its call center in Milwaukee, resulting in the layoff of about 24 employees.
BelAir Cantina to open April 7 in The Corners 03-14-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD —The newest location of successful Milwaukee-based restaurant group BelAir Cantina is set to open April 7 in The Corners of Brookfield.
Milwaukee tech company gets $250,000 WEDC loan 03-14-2017
MILWAUKEE —Milwaukee-based Scanalytics Inc. has received a $200,000 loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help the company continue to grow by supporting its existing sales pipeline and to accelerate the adoption of its platform by focusing on the commercial, retail and hospitality industries.
Part of a healthy lifestyle 03-14-2017
MEQUON — If working out is a combination of personal dedication, instruction and the right equipment, Lexi Machuga and Hannah Landgraf are adding another important element to that equation with the opening of Crossfit Lozen: community.
Stilt House owner takes on pool beer gardens, new Milwaukee restaurant
CEDARBURG — The Stilt House, best known as Cedarburg’s downtown gastro bar at W62 N630 Washington Ave., is spreading its wings in Cedarburg and beyond.
Subdivision a go for Falls Road 03-14-2017
GRAFTON — Plans for a new subdivision in the town of Grafton received final approvals last week, paving the way for the project to proceed.
Public hearing will revisit cell tower proposal 03-14-2017
CEDARBURG — A conditional use permit application to construct a 120-foot cell tower is back on the town’s table for a public hearing and Plan Commission review Wednesday.
Is tipping falling out of favor? 03-11-2017
WAUKESHA — To tip or not to tip — that is a question increasingly being debated as more consumers express an opinion that wait staff should be paid a decent wage that does not necessitate a tip, while others feel that tipping guarantees good service.
February home sales up 1.5% in metro Milwaukee area 03-11-2017
WAUKESHA — Along with the early signs of spring, home sales continued to warm up in February, according to data released Friday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Grants available for new central city businesses  03-11-2017
WAUKESHA — New businesses to Waukesha’s central city are eligible to receive small business grants.
Waukesha Gander Mountain will remain open despite bankruptcy 03-10-2017
WAUKESHA — The Gander Mountain store will remain open despite its parent company filing for bankruptcy, but the stores in Germantown and Eau Claire will not be as lucky.
Delafield Brewhaus launches mobile app 03-10-2017
DELAFIELD — To keep its customers aware of upcoming events, new beer
releases and menu options, Delafield Brewhaus has released a mobile app.
West Bend downtown BID Board opts not to sponsor publication 03-10-2017
Officials decided on a range of issues related to the downtown West Bend on Tuesday, declining overtures for support from a publication to ordinance considerations to address the location’s ambiance.
Pizza Ranch one step closer to coming to West Bend 03-10-2017
Residents who want to visit a Pizza Ranch can take comfort that company representatives have cleared another hurdle for constructing a restaurant in West Bend.
Action Power Sports purchases former Walmart 03-10-2017
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — Action Power Sports is revving its business engine with the excitement of moving into a larger space it recently purchased — the former Walmart Neighborhood Market at SI4-W22605 Coral Drive.
State unemployment drops to 3.9% in January 03-10-2017
MADISON — The Department of Workforce Development on Thursday released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest monthly job and unemployment estimates for Wisconsin.
Kleefisch touts workforce development investment in proposed budget 03-10-2017
WAUKESHA — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch touted the prioritization of Wisconsin’s workforce development needs in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed biennial budget as the numbers came in Thursday showing the state’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point in 16 years.
Harley-Davidson unveils Street Rod motorcycle 03-09-2017
MILWAUKEE —With an eye toward city bikers, Harley-Davidson unveiled its Street Rod motorcycle on Thursday, which it described as a muscular middle-weight bike that is “agile, powerful and tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion.”
Condos or con-don’ts? 03-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Regarding the continual transformations in downtown Oconomowoc, many residents have voiced their concerns about the future appearance and infrastructure of the area.
Progress is visible for downtown Grafton development 03-09-2017
GRAFTON — The Lumberyard 1505 project is on track for the first phase to be completed this summer, according to the developer.
Sip owner to keep liquor license 03-09-2017
MEQUON — The owner of a Mequon restaurant and tavern will keep her liquor license – for now.
Bentley’s Pet Stuff opens in Grafton 03-09-2017
GRAFTON — A new pet store has opened in Grafton, and it is already on a roll.
Multi-use development gets Plan Commission OK 03-09-2017
CEDARBURG — Plans for a multi-use development near the 5 Corners district advanced through another round of municipal reviews this month, securing rezoning and land division approvals from both the town and the city.
Thirsty Duck planned for Sussex 03-09-2017
SUSSEX — Known for its mini duckpin bowling, the Thirsty Duck is planning to bring food and fun to Sussex this spring.
New City of Waukesha Chamber director resigns 03-09-2017
WAUKESHA — After one month as the executive director of the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce, Ashley Morelli has resigned.
Duluth Trading Company to occupy outlot of Home Depot
WAUKESHA — A retailer specializing in men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and outdoor gear will soon set up shop on Waukesha’s far east side, following approval by a city panel Wednesday.
Miller Park job fair to be held Saturday 03-08-2017
MILWAUKEE — A job fair will be held Saturday at Miller Park with the intent to hire people for 150 part-time positions for the 2017 Brewers Season.
Downtown West Bend BID to address growth of weeds
Faced with several obstacles for addressing landscaping, members of the Downtown West Bend Improvement District will try and reinstate a service that was eliminated a few years ago.
West Bend Electric sold to Florida company 03-08-2017
West Bend Electrics, which has two facilities in southeastern Wisconsin, was sold to The Legacy Companies in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Russ Darrow Group breaks ground on West Bend Nissan dealership 03-08-2017
WEST BEND — West Bend has a special feeling for long-time auto dealer Russ Darrow, who began the Russ Darrow auto sales history with a dealership on Main Street.
Business group to offer first look at The Corners 03-08-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will give members a sneak peek at The Corners of Brookfield during its next breakfast meeting March 17.
ForwardDental moves to new Mukwonago location 03-08-2017
MUKWONAGO — ForwardDental has opened in a new Mukwonago location that is larger and more modern.
Milwaukee Public Museum announces plans to move, lay off 15 people 03-08-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Public Museum announced Tuesday that it will move to a new, downtown location within the next decade, but in the meantime, it will restructure its staffing levels.
Raised Grain joins beer lineup at Miller Park 03-08-2017
WAUKESHA — Local craft brewer Raised Grain Brewing Co. will have two of its beers this season at the Miller Park.
the cheel to unveil obelisk Wednesday 03-07-2017
THIENSVILLE — the cheel, 105 S. Main St., recently announced that it has worked with Milwaukee Blacksmiths to create the obelisk that will be placed and revealed at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the restaurant.
Cedarburg Merchants Organization suspends 2017 activity 03-07-2017
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Merchants Organization, which provides support to downtown businesses in Cedarburg, announced it will suspend operations for 2017.
Major acquisition announced for local pump industry 03-07-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg pump manufacturers Weil Pump, Scot Pump and Karak Machine Corp. were acquired by Wilo USA, a division of German-based Wilo.
Fond du Lac ag fair looks at industry issues 03-07-2017
Agriculture — large and small — was on display during the county’s Agriculture Showcase on Saturday at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds.
Work starts on former Ace building, no plans for site 03-07-2017
WAUKESHA — Some men were working on the back exterior of the former Ace building on Main Street Monday, but no specific plans are being revealed for the site yet.
Bangles & Bags to close downtown Waukesha location
WAUKESHA — Bangles & Bags, an accessory and handbag boutique, announced it is closing its downtown Waukesha store this weekend and will open a new location in Illinois.
Rewarding customers for their loyalty 03-04-2017
WAUKESHA - When customers come to the counter at Roots Coffeebar & Café with a filled punch card, co-owner Hilary DeVries can see the excitement on their faces.
Wisconsin company vies to build wall along U.S.-Mexico border 03-04-2017
BROWNSVILLE - A Dodge County construction company is the lone Wisconsin firm bidding on the federal government’s call for designing and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dairy farm wants permit for 10,000 cows 03-04-2017
FORESTVILLE - The largest dairy farm in Door County is making plans to eventually milk 10,000 cows.
Cobblestone Hotel to ‘fit in’ with downtown Hartford 03-03-2017
Progress on constructing a new hotel in downtown Hartford slowed to the point last fall where officials involved decided to part ways with the first developer.
Hartford Chamber presents annual awards
Chamber and community members were honored Thursday night at the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner held at the Chandelier Ballroom. Among the many awards, Grand Avenue Dental Care was named the 2016 Business of the Year.
Joy Global’s net sales decline 5% 03-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global Inc., a global company specializing in high-productivity mining solutions, reported Thursday that its net sales declined 5 percent compared to one year ago during its first quarter.
Lakeland Supply to build 100,000-sq.-ft. building 03-03-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Lakeland Supply Inc. recently purchased approximately nine acres to construct a 100,000-squarefoot building near the intersection of Interstate 94 and Highway 16.
Marcus Theatres to add recliner seats in New Berlin, Mequon 03-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Theatres will add Dream-Lounger recliner seating to four more Wisconsin locations: Ridge Cinema in New Berlin; North Shore Cinema in Mequon; Renaissance Cinema in Sturtevant; and La Crosse Cinema.
Restaurant operator takes beef to court 03-03-2017
DELAFIELD — The owners of BW Holdings, LLC, are alleging that PrimeOne LLC took over the restaurant it co-owns with them, Ward’s House of Prime in Delafield, and changed its name, barred BW Holdings owners from inside the business — and have maintained a similar menu with secret recipes.
Lured by deals, car buyers go for SUVs, pickups in February 03-02-2017
DETROIT — Lured by Presidents Day deals, U.S. buyers snapped up pickups and SUVs in February, brightening what is usually a lackluster month for the auto industry.
Plan Commission to review Arrabelle rezoning Monday
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg Plan Commission will review the rezoning requests for the proposed HSI Properties multifamily development, Arrabelle, at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
T-Mobile hangs up on cell tower 03-02-2017
MEQUON — Controversial plans to build a cell phone tower in the backyard of a Mequon home took a significant hit this week when representatives from T-Mobile said they no longer are interested in renting space.
Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee acquires dealership
MUSKEGO — Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee recently partnered with the Royal Enfield Motorcycle Company and acquired the local Royal Enfield dealership at 226 N. Water St., Milwaukee.
SafeHouse opens in Chicago 03-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — The first of the new SafeHouse locations opened in Chicago on Wednesday and it combines elements of the original and iconic Milwaukee bar and restaurant with new technology.
Beer garden in Nixon Park? It could happen 03-02-2017
HARTLAND — Longtime business owner Patrick Endter wants to open a beer garden in Nixon Park this summer — a proposal that Hartland Village Administrator David Cox thinks could get a positive reception when it’s introduced to the Park and Recreation Board on Monday.
Former 151-acre farm along I-94 open for development 03-02-2017
TOWN OF DELAFIELD — For more than 100 years, the Thomas family has owned about 151 acres of prime real estate along Interstate 94 in the Town of Delafield. Now, the land is available for development for an asking price of $9.5 million.
Position represents transition 03-01-2017
New hire Anna Jensen brings experience from a different industry and wants to leverage her connections to enhance the progress the Downtown West Bend Association has made in the community.
Russ Darrow Group to break ground on WB dealership Monday 03-01-2017
The Russ Darrow Group will expand its operation in West Bend with the groundbreaking of a dealership at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Hartford council approves purchase of properties for new downtown hotel 03-01-2017
HARTFORD — Action by the Common Council on Tuesday night will allow the city’s downtown redevelopment to take a huge step forward.
LindenGrove Communities to have grand opening 03-01-2017
WAUKESHA — A grand opening celebration will be held for LindenGrove Communities’ new location on University Drive in Waukesha.
Creating a path to jobs in Waukesha County 03-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — A business breakfast was held Feb. 22 to bring together community leaders and transportation experts to discuss how to connect Milwaukee job seekers to positions in Waukesha County.
With continued growth, Raised Grain Brewing adds positions 03-01-2017
WAUKESHA — In order to support its continued growth, Raised Grain Brewing Co. has promoted two staff members and hired additional ones.
WCTC receives $139,968 grant to pay for internships 03-01-2017
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College was awarded a two-year, $139,968 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, according to an announcement Tuesday.
Old Tavern Food Products to close after 90 years 02-28-2017
WAUKESHA — As longtime customers learned that Old Tavern Food Products was having a “retirement” sale leading up to the closing of the 90-year-old business, it was swamped with orders on Monday.
The Wooden Goose Café 02-28-2017
MEQUON — Robert Schuster began his career in the restaurant business with a co-ownership of a George Webb’s.
Home inventories loosen slightly as prices continue to rise, Ozaukee Realtors Association says 02-28-2017
CEDARBURG — Despite the record-setting 2016 in home sales, tight inventories in the state are moderating the pace of sales as 2017 started off.
New Grafton hotel gets final OK 02-28-2017
GRAFTON — The TownePlace Suites planned for alongside Interstate 43 in Grafton is on track for an April construction start.
Froedtert & MCW health network increases presence in Oconomowoc 02-28-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s health network is growing its services offered at its SpineCare Clinic in Oconomowoc to include primary care and laboratory services starting Wednesday.
Badger Truck Equipment expands 02-28-2017
WEST ALLIS — Badger Truck Equipment recently announced the restructuring of its commercial paint department, which has led to the hiring of new employees and a renovated space.
Las Tortugas comes to Waukesha 02-25-2017
WAUKESHA — A new restaurant brings Mexican sub sandwiches to the Waukesha community as Las Tortugas, 1403 Summit Ave., opened its doors on Feb. 18.
A Slice of Convenience 02-25-2017
WAUKESHA — It’s time to get closer with local pizzerias without even leaving the house. With a few clicks and one app, Slice is changing the way to order pizza.
Bucks announce 90-unit apartment complex in arena district 02-25-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee- based Royal Capital Group LLC will develop a 90-unit apartment complex in the new arena district, the Milwaukee Bucks announced Friday.
J.C. Penney to close 13 to 14 percent of stores 02-24-2017
NEW YORK — J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping.
Sears cuts 130 corporate jobs, mostly at HQ 02-24-2017
CHICAGO — Sears Holdings laid off about 130 corporate employees Thursday, part of a restructuring plan aimed at cutting at least $1 billion in costs this year.
Delafield commission approves plans for Home Goods, Sierra Trading Post 02-24-2017
DELAFIELD — The Plan Commission on Wednesday approved plans for a Home Goods and Sierra Trading Post.
Kohl’s profit falls on weak sales, but tops 4Q forecasts
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Corp. on Thursday reported a drop in fiscal fourth-quarter profit as sales declined, but the performance still topped Wall Street’s expectations and the retailer raised its quarterly dividend.
Waukesha West showcases new equipment for precision welding 02-23-2017
WAUKESHA — A group of Waukesha West High School students Wednesday morning unveiled a powerful piece of equipment that school and business officials are touting as a significant step toward addressing the skills gap.
Neighbors bring noise complaints to Grafton Town Board
GRAFTON — A year-old complaint over a business’ alleged noncompliance with a town of Grafton ordinance has resurfaced, though no action is being taken at this time.
‘An attractive nuisance’ 02-23-2017
GRAFTON — The owners of the derelict Clark Station at 1020 Washington St. in Grafton will be receiving orders to abate the nuisance that has formed on the property, and if they don’t do something, the village will.
Five Corners plan moves forward 02-23-2017
CEDARBURG — The town of Cedarburg Plan Commission OK’d rezoning and land division requests for a prospective development in the 5 Corners Business District that could include retail, commercial condos, self-storage and a sports complex.
Hartland condominium development plans to return with alterations 02-23-2017
HARTLAND — Changes will be made to the plans for a condominium development following a presentation to the Plan Commission on Monday.
Oconomowoc council approves preliminary plat for 55-lot subdivision 02-23-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The ever-expanding city of Oconomowoc might just be on the way to becoming a bit more populous.
Moreland Boulevard McDonald’s to be razed, rebuilt 02-23-2017
WAUKESHA — A McDonald’s restaurant on Waukesha’s eastern end could soon be overhauled as part of an extensive plan that calls for razing the existing structure and rebuilding it with a more modern prototype.
Russ Darrow revises plans for already-approved car dealership 02-22-2017
A retailer wants to alter the size of a proposed facility in the area after officials already approved the first set of plans in 2016.
MC Sports closing 66 stores, including one in West Bend
MC Sports announced Friday it is closing all of its 66 stores across the Midwest, including the West Bend location.
App expands from earlier model 02-22-2017
The app Get Proximal, owned by Robert Tye, is now part of a larger marketing service, Get Proximal Marketing.
Daktronics to outfit digital displays at new Bucks arena 02-22-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks say South Dakota-based Daktronics will outfit the team’s new arena and surrounding development in downtown Milwaukee with digital displays.
CUW adds to its pharmacy program 02-21-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin announced recently it is now offering a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences.
Ozaukee home sales flat 02-21-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Home sales in Ozaukee County and across the Milwaukee suburbs were stagnant in January, compared to the first month of 2016.
Projected farm income in 2016 down $14 billion from 2015
Wisconsin agriculture was the topic of discussion Jan. 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
West Bend Downtown BID launches website 02-21-2017
After months of discussions and proposals, the West Bend Downtown Business Improvement District has a functioning website, albeit unknown to some and a different version of what was earlier proposed.
A clean getaway 02-19-2017
After 16 years of selling soap at farmers’ markets, Century Farmhouse owner Ann Marie Craig is ending her soap production and closing her business of 15 years.
Home Goods, Sierra Trading Post planned for former Sports Authority site 02-18-2017
DELAFIELD — The large space that formerly housed a Sports Authority, which filed for bankruptcy, is slated to become a Home Goods and Sierra Trading Post, both national retailers.
Commission to review plans for McDonald's, Panda Express 02-18-2017
WAUKESHA - While plans for one Panda Express location are caught up in litigation, plans for another restaurant near Meijer are moving forward.
Breaking the 'broke' cycle 02-18-2017
WAUKESHA - No one wants to be in debt after college but it seems inevitable. From being broke in college to paying back loans outside of college, is there a way to stop the broke cycle?
State leaders visit WCTC dual enrollment academy 02-17-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Ella Johnson’s story isn’t common. Not only is the Waukesha West High School senior pursuing a career in welding - an overwhelmingly male-dominated field - but by the time she graduates high school, she will already have completed her technical degree to that end.
Milwaukee World Festival, BMO Harris renew Summerfest partnership 02-17-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and BMO Harris Bank announced Wednesday the renewal of their partnership and enhancements for BMO Harris Bank customers during Summerfest’s 50th anniversary festival this summer, according to a news release.
Aurora Health Care to build new center in Manitowoc 02-17-2017
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care announced Thursday it will construct an 18,000-square-foot health center on Dewey Street on the south side of Manitowoc. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.
WCTC plans event for inspiring women to pursue IT careers 02-17-2017
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College will host an information technology event for women titled “Byte of IT” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at the college’s Pewaukee campus, 800 Main St.
Portillo’s coming to Greenfield in April
GREENFIELD — Chicagoland favorite Portillo’s will open its newest restaurant north of the border in April on Sura Lane in Greenfield.
Shorehaven: Apartment construction on schedule 02-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The construction of the $26.7 million final phase of Shorehaven’s enormous Lake Terrace Apartments Campus project remains on schedule, said Shorehaven CEO Ed Somers on Friday.
River Bend subdivision gets the OK 02-16-2017
GRAFTON — Final approvals came in last week for a new subdivision in the town of Grafton, a stone’s throw from the village.
Bids for portion of Fowler Lake Waterfront Project due Tuesday 02-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Significant dates are nearing for the Fowler Lake Waterfront Project, a multiphased endeavor aimed at overhauling the area behind City Hall, as well as the Village Green area.
Cedarburg council chews on whether to allow food trucks 02-16-2017
CEDARBURG — It’s back to the drawing board for an ordinance that will determine if, when and where food trucks will be allowed in the city of Cedarburg.
Clark station hearing planned 02-16-2017
GRAFTON — The Clark Station that’s been left to deteriorate at 1021 Washington St. in Grafton is facing a hearing for becoming a public nuisance.
County Board asks state lawmakers to address business tax loophole 02-16-2017
Washington County officials have expressed their support regarding a measure that has impacted one municipality and has the potential to affect others throughout the nation.
Condo plan for Spinnakers site takes shape 02-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Plans related to Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle, a proposed project that would result in the construction of a 21-unit condominium building on the site of the old Spinnakers restaurant, are going along well, property owner Mark Neumann said Friday.
Northwestern Mutual reports strong business results
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual had a strong performance in 2016, the company reported Wednesday.
Salon Brillare to hold grand opening party 02-16-2017
PEWAUKEE — Salon Brillare will host a grand opening cocktail party from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Business Alliance, Habitat for Humanity team up for YPWeek 02-16-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced in a Wednesday news release that it’s collaborating with Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County in a grassroots program.
Milwaukee Tool aims to update, expand Brookfield campus 02-16-2017
BROOKFIELD — Milwaukee Tool is planning another expansion at its corporate campus with three other projects in the works because of the company’s growth, according to documents filed with the city.
Tourism council pursues hiring permanent director 02-15-2017
DELAFIELD - The city will continue moving ahead with its plans to hire a permanent executive director for its Promotional & Tourism Council.
County Board rejects reliever route 02-15-2017
Cheers and a sense of relief could be seen in the faces of the opponents of the Hartford reliever route after they realized progress for a proposed road in Washington County had stalled before their very eyes.
Ninja Warrior comes to New Berlin 02-15-2017
NEW BERLIN — Fans of the show “American Ninja Warrior” don’t have to travel far to test their athleticism on the rigorous course.
Grand Avenue Dental Care addition nearly complete 02-15-2017
HARTFORD — An expansion of Grand Avenue Dental Care at 1163 Grand Ave. is nearly complete.
Village to help company fight FDA vaping regulations 02-14-2017
HARTLAND — The village will assist Johnson Creek Enterprises in attempting to limit the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on the vaping industry.
Microsoft executive to speak at OED event 02-14-2017
THIENSVILLE — Brad Smith, the president and chief legal officer at Microsoft, will be the featured speaker at Ozaukee Economic Development’s annual outreach event.
It’s music to their ears 02-14-2017
MEQUON — When it comes to playing an instrument, the general experience can be quite polarizing.
Mequon’s Charter Steel announces expansion with new steel mill at existing Ohio facility 02-14-2017
MEQUON — Charter Steel, which has its corporate headquarters in Mequon, announced recently that it will build a new steel mill in Çuyahoga Heights, Ohio.
Former apprentice becomes the boss
CEDARBURG — When Bill Thiermann bought Corky’s Tire & Auto Service last year from longtime owner Corky Van Sluys, there wasn’t even a question of whether or not he would keep on Van Sluys’ apprentice Trevor Guysky.
A taste of Cedarburg history 02-14-2017
CEDARBURG — From birthday parties and Little League victory celebrations to first dates and a child’s first taste of blue moon ice cream, the wooden booths at The Chocolate Factory on Washington Avenue have housed a lifetime of memories.
Juggling small business and love 02-14-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — In the midst of fast-paced, technology-driven modern life, it can be hard enough for couples to find time to spend alone. When they run a business together, it gets even more complicated.
Home sales increased across metro Milwaukee in January
MILWAUKEE — Home sales in the metropolitan Milwaukee area during January increased by 4.3 percent, according to a news release from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Sendik’s to hire 500 employees in 2017 02-14-2017
MILWAUKEE — Sendik’s Food Market announced Monday that it plans to hire 500 local workers this year.
Ott plans bill to regulate cell towers 02-14-2017
MEQUON — State Rep. Jim Ott will introduce a bill in the state Assembly this week to allow municipalities to adopt rules that would keep cellphone towers from being built on residential lots.
Anton's celebrating 50 years in Lake Country 02-11-2017
PEWAUKEE — For the last 50 years, Anton’s Salon & MSpa has been at the forefront of revolutionary changes in the beauty industry right in the heart of Lake Country.
Seizing an opportunity 02-10-2017
Marshall Shaver’s choice of a career field was an obvious one. Shaver, the owner of The Air MD, a West Bend-based heating and air conditioning contractor, has been bothered by allergies his whole life.
Pick ’n Save, Packers agree to three-year partnership 02-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Pick ’n Save has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Green Bay Packers.
Course on business development skills 02-10-2017
MADISON — A new course on business development skills for graduate students is now available through the Center from Technology Commercialization.
Johnson Controls, Aqua Metals agree to recycling technology 02-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls Power Solutions has finalized an agreement to provide electrochemical battery recycling technology with Aqua Metals.
Seminar on acquiring, selling business 02-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host a breakfast meeting Feb. 17 that will talk about what buyers and sellers should know when considering a transaction.
Shorehaven, ProHealth Care collaborate 02-10-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Shorehaven recently announced a partnership with ProHealth Care to provide therapy services on Shorehaven’s campus, 1305 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Residents, officials oppose plan for banquet hall 02-10-2017
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — Although they stopped short of outright denying it, Town of Waukesha officials hinted a proposed barn-themed banquet hall likely would not be approved — at least, not in its currently proposed iteration.
Duluth Trading company one step closer to constructing Waukesha store 02-10-2017
WAUKESHA — Duluth Trading Company is one step closer to constructing
its first store in the city.
Discussions continue on proposals for Mequon Road development 02-09-2017
MEQUON — As Mequon decides what to do with the site of the now-closed Logemann Community Center, aldermen have planned a special meeting to hear more about two competing proposals.
Two vying for Fong’s liquor license 02-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Responsibly enjoying some adult beverages while dining out is, to say the least, a common practice among many Wisconsinites. So its no wonder that liquor licenses from communities like Oconomowoc are hotly pursued.
What’s next for Arrabelle? 02-09-2017
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg will hold two public hearings at 7 p.m. Monday, March 13 for zoning requests related to Arrabelle, the multifamily development proposed for the former St. Francis Borgia property.
West Bend BID considers landscaping options 02-09-2017
Retailers and property owners may soon have additional responsibilities aside from enforcing parking for their employees.
Oconomowoc settles Fowler Lake Village lawsuit 02-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council voted Tuesday night to settle a lawsuit against the city for the previously failed condominium Fowler Lake Village, making it possible for that structure to eventually be built downtown.
Panda Express group files suit against Waukesha 02-09-2017
WAUKESHA — CFT NV Developments, LLC., the company that owns Panda Express Restaurants, is following through with its lawsuit against the city.
Reliever route takes a step forward 02-08-2017
After more than a year of studies, plans, proposals and discussions, it is almost time for Washington County supervisors to determine whether they support a reliever route in Hartford.
Painting with a side of wine 02-08-2017
Residents who want to learn to draw, create signs or enhance their artistic talents by working on several projects will have that chance when a new business is established in West Bend.
Valentine’s Day brings best day for some businesses 02-08-2017
WAUKESHA — Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and some area businesses are prepping by offering sweet deals.
Report Exec to expand, relocate to Oak Creek 02-08-2017
OAK CREEK — Report Exec is expanding its operations and has relocated to a new office in the city.
Home prices up in metro Milwaukee, data shows 02-08-2017
IRVINE, Calif. — New numbers released by Core-Logic Home Price Index and HPI Forecast show that home prices are up both year-over-year and month-over-month in the metropolitan Milwaukee area, a news release said.
Plans for Hilton Garden Inn at The Corridor in Brookfield scrapped 02-08-2017
BROOKFIELD — A proposal to construct a four-story Hilton Garden Inn hotel at The Corridor development has been scrapped.
EXIT Realty to host career night at its office in Germantown 02-07-2017
GERMANTOWN — EXIT Realty XL will host a career night Wednesday for individuals who may be interested in the real estate industry.
BBB Serving Wisconsin announces new awards, scholarship 02-07-2017
MILWAUKEE - The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin announced a new award program that includes a scholarship.
Banker found calling making shoes
MINNEAPOLIS - Paul Grangaard spent 25 years in commercial banking, investment banking and at private equity firm Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison. He left in 2008 to try to turn around a portfolio company, Allen Edmonds, the Wisconsin shoe manufacturer that nearly failed during the Great Recession.
Mayor’s business forum planned 02-07-2017
CEDARBURG — On the heels of a year that brought 26 news businesses to Cedarburg, Mayor Kip Kinzel will host a Mayor’s Business Forum Thursday, Feb. 23 that focuses on collaboration and connecting the city’s business resources.
Safro Automotive Group sold 02-07-2017
BROOKFIELD — After over 50 years of serving Waukesha County, Safro Automotive Group has been sold.
What’s next for Sears at Brookfield Square? 02-07-2017
BROOKFIELD — Sears, a longtime staple at Brookfield Square Mall, has been sold to CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Fong’s Garden officially closes in Oconomowoc 02-07-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Fong’s Garden, an Oconomowoc staple for Chinese cuisine, ended its operations for good Sunday, thus beginning the city’s takeover of the 109 N. Main St. property, which it will demolish so it can start the Fowler Lake Shoreline Project.
Sobelman’s in Richfield to formally open Monday 02-05-2017
RICHFIELD — The heavily anticipated grand opening of a new franchise for Sobelman’s Pub and Grill will take place in the village at 11 a.m. Monday.
Owner of new candy shop confirms purchase of Sweet Dreams 02-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The owner of Oconomowoc’s new candy store confirmed Feb. 2 that he had purchased the Sweet Dreams Candies & Gifts that previously occupied the 126 N. Main St. property into which his store moved.
WCTC receives $188K donation to buy automated manufacturing cell 02-04-2017
PEWAUKEE — The Waukesha County Technical College Foundation has received a $188,000 donation to purchase an automated manufacturing cell for the college’s Automation Systems Technology/Robotics program.
Business Alliance, chamber representatives to travel to D.C. 02-04-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance has partnered with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and other chambers in the state to coordinate a two-day trip to Washington D.C. for leaders to meet some of the state’s congressional representatives and members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Sensory Club gym opening in City of Pewaukee 02-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Laura Martin wanted to give her son, who has autism and sensory issues, a chance to thrive in a world that’s been daunting for him at times.
US hiring accelerates and more people begin looking for work 02-03-2017
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market.
CUP sought for historic Richfield farm
RICHFIELD — A Richfield farm family will have to wait until March to have a public hearing held on their request for a conditional use permit to allow their farm, which has been in the family for seven generations, to be used for agritourism.
The apple didn’t fall far from the tree 02-03-2017
Growing up, Mike Shaw admired his dad’s work ethic and watched him build a company that does business with clients around the globe.
MillerCoors to expand Leinenkugel building in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Miller-Coors is putting $50 million toward expanding its Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. facility, located near downtown.
Trump praises Harley riders, meets with company execs 02-03-2017
WASHINGTON — Although he didn’t climb aboard a hog, President Donald Trump praised Harley-Davidson riders during a meeting with officials and other representatives from the Milwaukee-based motorcycle company at the White House on Thursday.
The Black Unicorn to close in downtown Waukesha 02-03-2017
WAUKESHA — The Black Unicorn will close its doors for good Feb. 26.
Shopping development in Pewaukee sold for $2.2 million
PEWAUKEE — The Lake Country Market retail center has been acquired by a firm for $2.2 million, according to a news release from Philipsborn Finances.
New Country Springs owners to focus on meeting, convention space 02-03-2017
WAUKESHA — The new owners of the Country Springs Hotel & Water Park intend to focus on boosting the meeting space inside — and outside — of the facility.
Three new tenants announced for Shoppes at Fox River
WAUKESHA — Three more tenants have been announced for the Shoppes at Fox River on West Sunset Drive.
Commission formed to lure visitors to Oconomowoc 02-02-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The tourism game in Oconomowoc was drastically altered Tuesday morning by the first ever meeting of the Oconomowoc Bureau of Economic Development & Tourism Commission, a group which will promote the city and its various attractions to potential visitors.
West Bend day spa closed after several violations found 02-02-2017
City of West Bend officials closed the Lavender Day Spa on Monday after conducting a license premise inspection at the massage parlor at 2320 W. Washington St.
SEWRPC releases ‘VISION 2050’ plan 02-02-2017
WAUKESHA — The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission announced the adoption of VISION 2050, a long-range plan for land use and transportation in southeastern Wisconsin.
MSI General to design, construct Delafield kitchen and bath store 02-02-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Store has selected MSI General Corporation to design and construct its new 6,000-foot store at the Williams Towne Shopping Center, 2566 Sun Valley Drive, Delafield.
Engraving company opens up downtown storefront 02-02-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A Cambridge-based company that specializes in engraving products for both individuals and businesses has opened up a storefront to market and sell its materials in Oconomowoc.
U.S. businesses add most jobs in seven months, ADP says  02-02-2017
WASHINGTON — Private employers added a surprisingly strong 246,000 net new jobs in January, the most in seven months, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday.
Waukesha Hospitality buys Country Springs 02-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Country Springs Hotel & Water Park has been purchased by Waukesha Hospitality, the latter announced in a statement Wednesday.
US auto sales start 2017 on down note; improvement expected 02-01-2017
DETROIT — U.S. auto sales lagged in January as buyers recovered from holiday spending sprees, but the slowdown won't last long.
Metalcraft of Mayville to be on television series 02-01-2017
How2Media, producers of the television show, “World’s Greatest,” will feature Metalcraft of Mayville.
Pizza Hut is back in West Bend 02-01-2017
Pizza Hut, 1460 S Main St., West Bend opened Jan. 4 between the GNC and Bath & Body Works at Paradise Pavilion.
BP station in West Bend reopens 02-01-2017
The BP gas station at 1229 S. Main St., West Bend reopened Friday.
Big crowd shows up for reliever route meeting 02-01-2017
TOWN OF HARTFORD — After about a year of watching Washington County officials discuss the reliever route for Hartford, it was the residents’ turn to voice their concerns and questions toward administrators and their elected representatives.
Harley-Davidson results miss expectations, shipments fall 02-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue than Wall Street had expected as it shipped fewer motorcycles around the world.
Hill-Rom Holdings acquires Mortara Instruments for $330M 02-01-2017
In early January, Mortara Instruments was acquired by Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. for $330 million in cash. A tax benefit is expected to reduce to the price to $290 million.
Pewaukee Chamber’s awards gala 02-01-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce is inviting its members to take part in its 2017 Community Awards Gala.
Candy shop opens Oconomowoc location 02-01-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Confections For Any Occasion has opened a second location in Oconomowoc.
ProHealth grows inventory, adds 3D mammography in New Berlin 02-01-2017
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care continues to grow and add to its technological inventory.
Mitchell Airport reports 3%-plus increase in travelers 02-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Passenger traffic at General Mitchell International Airport increased over 3 percent in 2016.
Its name is Arrabelle 01-31-2017
CEDARBURG — A plan for a multifamily housing development that was last seen at the Nov. 14 Cedarburg Common Council meeting as three, three-story buildings totaling 89 units, has returned anew, and this time it has a name.
Retailworks takes the cheese 01-31-2017
MEQUON — Retailworks Inc., a commercial interior design and branding firm in Mequon and Milwaukee, has been chosen to design the retail interiors for Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha and the Cheese Counter/Dairy Heritage Center in Plymouth.
Mequon shooting range aims for May opening 01-31-2017
MEQUON — Much work remains to be done to transform the mid-’80s office building on Mequon’s southwest side, but developers say plans are on track for the Bear Arms shooting range to open in May.
Starbucks’ plan to hire 10,000 refugees spurs calls for boycott 01-31-2017
SEATTLE — The Starbucks plan to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years is sparking calls for a boycott from some people who said the Seattle company should focus on hiring American workers.
Telkonet to unveil wireless thermostat 01-31-2017
WAUKESHA — Telkonet, Inc. announced Monday that it will be expanding its EcoSmart platform with the addition of the EcoTouch+ Battery at the upcoming 2017 AHR Expo.
Workforce Development holds job fair for Walter USA employees 01-31-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — In anticipation of Walter USA closing its facility in the city, the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board worked with the company to hold a custom job fair Thursday for the affected 39 employees.
Metalcraft to break ground on expansion 01-29-2017
For three straight years, Metalcraft of Mayville Inc., which has factories in Mayville and West Bend, has enjoyed record-breaking sales.
Delafield Hotel gets Four Diamond rating from AAA 01-28-2017
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Hotel was one of 11 hotel properties in Wisconsin to receive a four-diamond rating from AAA recently.
Businesses feeling the chilling effect of a mild winter 01-28-2017
WAUKESHA — Winter is typically a time for outdoor enthusiasts to get out of the house, bundle up and take part in some of the many fun activities the area has to offer.
Healthy workplace symposium coming to WAC 01-28-2017
BROOKFIELD — The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will host a Milwaukee Workplace Health Symposium on Feb. 21.
Manufacturing execs weigh in on future of industry 01-28-2017
BROOKFIELD — The growing gap in the labor force, emerging uses of technology and the effects felt by potential regulation and immigration changes by the new administration were just a few of the topics discussed at the annual “Manufacturing Voices” event.
American Family Insurance to sponsor Summerfest 01-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — Big changes are coming to Summerfest as part of a new partnership with American Family Insurance.
How much does it cost to sell a house?
While many people save for and anticipate the costs associated with buying a home, not everyone realizes that selling a house also comes with its share of fees.
Stay awhile 01-26-2017
GRAFTON — The road has been smooth for the developers of a new hotel for Grafton.
Fowler Lake Village lawsuit could see resolution soon
WAUKESHA — The lawsuit against the city of Oconomowoc for the failed condominium project known as Fowler Lake Village could be settled by the Feb. 7 meeting of the city’s Common Council, said the legal representation for both parties.
Downtown distillery on track 01-26-2017
CEDARBURG — If all goes according to plan for the proposed downtown Cedarburg microdistillery, the first seasonal cocktail it offers patrons could be a summer one.
GO Riteway makes big investment 01-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — GO Riteway Transportation Group announced Wednesday that it’s reached a long-term coach agreement with Motor Coach Industries.
Business Alliance taking nominations for top businesses
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance is accepting nominations for the 2017 Top 10 Business of the Year, the alliance announced in a press statement Wednesday.
State local employment, unemployment estimates released 01-26-2017
MADISON — The Department of Workforce Development released on Wednesday the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for metro areas, major cities, and counties in Wisconsin.
Cell tower talks to continue 01-26-2017
WAUKESHA — As several Waukesha residents continue to battle plans for a proposed U.S. Cellular tower on Magnolia Drive, the company has now been given more time to work out negotiations with the county that would allow the tower to remain in its current location.
A Super Press Run 01-25-2017
LOMIRA — Workers on the manufacturing line at Quad/Graphics didn’t have time to sulk after the Green Bay Packers’ 44-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.
Fresh fish – and steak, too 01-25-2017
HARTFORD — There is a little bit more of Japan in Hartford.
Sportservice to hold job fair at Miller Park 01-25-2017
Delaware North Sportservice, the food, beverage and retail provider for Miller Park, will hold a job fair Thursday at the stadium.
Meijer begins hiring process for West Bend store 01-25-2017
The Meijer store in West Bend expected to open later this year has begun the hiring process for 300 positions, including clerks, cake decorators and several others.
Financial program to be held in Elm Grove 01-25-2017
ELM GROVE — Annex Wealth Management will host a program dedicated to financial wellness Tuesday.
WEDC awards 11 grants to organizations 01-25-2017
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced that 11 organizations have been awarded almost $500,000 in grants to help develop programs throughout the state.
‘Manufacturing Voices’ to focus on challenges facing area businesses 01-25-2017
WAUKESHA — During a meeting with business leaders from across the country Monday, President Donald Trump vowed to cut regulations on businesses “massively,” saying he desires to cut taxes for both the middle class and companies down “to anywhere from 15 to 20 percent.”
Panda Express proposing Town of Brookfield location
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Add Panda Express to the the growing list of businesses looking to establish themselves on the transformed Bluemound Road.
Glad you asked that: Clark station in Grafton 01-24-2017
Q. Are there any plans for the former Clark Station (1020 Washington St.) in Grafton?
Grafton Hallmark Store to close 01-24-2017
GRAFTON — The Hallmark Store in Grafton will close late next month.
Ozaukee Realtors meet with Grothman 01-24-2017
CEDARBURG — Leaders with Ozaukee Realtors Association, as well as leaders of neighboring associations, met recently with U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, to discuss the importance of home ownership tax benefits, according to a news release.
Downtown Pizza expands 01-24-2017
THIENSVILLE — Five years after Daryl Kranich opened his successful Downtown Pizza in Grafton, he decided to do it again.
‘Everything we’d hoped for’ 01-24-2017
CEDARBURG — The topic at hand in the town of Cedarburg last Wednesday was a plan to turn roughly 60 acres of land in the 5 Corners business district into a retail-commercial condo-sports complex super site.
River City Distributing to close, lay off 107 01-24-2017
WATERTOWN — River City Distributing Co., Inc. will close its facility and put its 107 employees out of work, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Wisconsin Vision to open at The Corners 01-24-2017
BROOKFIELD — Wisconsin Vision announced Monday that it’s adding a store to The Corners development, which is slated to open in early April.
McDonald’s on Moreland proposing complete rebuild 01-24-2017
WAUKESHA — McDonald’s on East Moreland Boulevard is proposing a complete rebuild of its restaurant, according to documents filed with the city Monday.
GE still plans to cut 350 jobs in Waukesha 01-24-2017
WAUKESHA — Although facing possible sanctions by President Donald Trump, GE will not alter its plan to send 350 manufacturing jobs from its Waukesha plant to Canada.
Celtic Gypsey owner dies suddenly 01-22-2017
WAUKESHA — The owner of Celtic Gypsey in downtown Waukesha died suddenly this week.
U.S. Cellular’s proposed tower highlights Wednesday agenda 01-22-2017
WAUKESHA — Following months of dispute and a plea from neighbors to find a loophole in the state law, the second attempt for U.S. Cellular to add a cell phone tower will take place at a Plan Commission meeting on Wednesday.
Great Harvest eyes mid-February opening 01-21-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Great Harvest Bread Company is aiming to open its new store in downtown Oconomowoc the week after Valentine’s Day, said franchise owner Jon Rassmussen.
Grocery stores, restaurants feel economic boom of Packers 01-21-2017
WAUKESHA — As the Green Bay Packers head down south to take on the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game Sunday, shoppers fill lines at the cash registers of grocery stores and phone lines at delivery places in search for the perfect game day food.
FUELING UP for a new era 01-20-2017
WAUKESHA — It’s the start of a new era for the Harlfinger family and Harlfinger’s Inc. Service Center.
Group meets to discuss opposition to Hartford reliever route project 01-20-2017
Residents in several Washington County communities are closing ranks, organizing themselves and informing the public in the hopes of galvanizing enough support to prevent a road project from taking shape.
Constant growth key to Auto Safety Center’s success 01-20-2017
The recession in 2008-2009 gave Auto Safety Center owner, Joe Valind, 38, valuable lessons he’s used to spur his business’ success.
Ellenbecker opens third office in Florida 01-20-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Ellenbecker Investment Group announced Thursday it has opened a new office, its third, in Bonita Springs, Florida.
ProHealth Care to move Brookfield clinic to The Corridor development  01-20-2017
BROOKFIELD — Pro-Health Care announced Thursday plans to move its Brookfield clinic into a new building that will be built in the The Corridor development.
State unemployment rate lowest since ’01 01-20-2017
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is at the lowest rate it’s been since 2001, according to the Department of Workforce Development.
U.S. jobless claims hit lowest level in more than 43 years
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most American workers enjoy job security.
Auto supply store coming to town of Cedarburg 01-19-2017
A 16,940-square-foot industrial facility at 1220 Washington Ave. that was formerly an electrical supply store owned by Byers Cedarburg Properties will soon be an auto sales and service operation run by Hometown Holdings LLC, according to a press release from The Barry Company.
West Bend businesses look to address downtown parking 01-19-2017
After weeks of discussions, West Bend officials have taken an initial step of addressing the parking situation in the downtown area.
Hartford’s Laufer Trucking marks 40 years in business 01-19-2017
HARTFORD — Al Laufer likes to say he started Laufer Trucking 40 years ago with one truck under an apple tree on Sumner Street.
Competition tasks students to invent ice cream flavors
MILWAUKEE — The Bartolotta Restaurant Group and Milwaukee Public Schools announced a new ice cream-making competition through their partnership, ProStart.
Speedway to hire more than 1,000 employees 01-19-2017
ENON, OHIO — Speedway plans to hire more than 1,000 employees across nine states, including Wisconsin, the company announced in a press statement.
Federal Tool & Engineering receives innovation award 01-18-2017
Representatives from one local company were recently recognized for creating a product that increases efficiency and lowers cost.
Schwefel’s is to Oconomowoc like schnitzel is to Germany 01-18-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Rattle off names of restaurants that are a fixture in Oconomowoc and Schwefel’s is at the top of the list.
Town rejects rental storage in new zoning 01-17-2017
GRAFTON — A question of property uses that became a heated debate over mini-storage in the town of Grafton has now been settled, leaving any plans for mini-storage units in the business park zoning district at a dead end.
CUW research nets business 01-17-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin has signed a license agreement with a faculty-led diagnostic firm, Microlitics LCC, for its core technology that holds promises for better and safer medication therapy management, according to a CUW news release.
Real estate inventory down in county 01-17-2017
CEDARBURG — Inventory availability continues to be the main issue in Ozaukee County for interested home buyers and frustrated Realtors, according to Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Mequon apartment plan advances after tangle with trees
MEQUON — A 33-unit apartment building in the Mequon Town Center neighborhood is moving forward after the Mequon Planning Commission authorized removing 13 trees Wednesday that city officials initially thought could be saved.
Cell tower rift may head to court 01-17-2017
MEQUON — Plans to build a cell tower in the backyard of a Mequon home may be headed to court.
Downtown BID approves ad money for Diva Group 01-17-2017
The Diva Group will receive the funds they have been asking for the past few months to promote the area.
Nissen Staffing Continuum celebrates 20 years 01-17-2017
WAUKESHA — For two decades, Nissen Staffing Continuum, Inc. has continued to grow, and in 2017 it celebrates 20 years of helping match workers with jobs.
Residents rally against proposed cell tower 01-17-2017
WAUKESHA — “We love our backyard.” “Keep the peace.” “Protect our children.”
Fair Park hosts competition that can be launching point for a career 01-14-2017
TOWN OF POLK — At 17, Charlie Vine didn’t know what a 2-by-4 was. At 22, he’s the lead carpenter, overseeing crews of four to 10 people for a multi-million dollar construction company in Fond du Lac.
The future is now with virtual reality
WAUKESHA - Virtual reality isn’t the future; it’s already here. According to statistics provided by KZero, $3.8 billion in revenue was created by virtual reality products in 2016. 
Washington County announces schedule for Hartford Reliever Route project 01-14-2017
At a joint meeting 7 a.m. Jan. 24 at Fair Park, the Washington County Public Works Committee and Executive Committee will review preliminary engineering for the county’s Highway 60 Reliever Route project, an initiative to provide a transportation route alternative for Highway 60 industrial traffic.
2016 home sales end 7.1% higher 01-14-2017
WAUKESHA - Last year was the best year for home sales in 11 years in metro Milwaukee, according to data released Friday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, which indicated sales in 2016 increased by 7.1 percent.
Daylee Public House launches lunch menu 01-14-2017
WAUKESHA - Lunch is now served at Daylee Public House starting Thursday.
Duluth Trading Company proposes store in Waukesha
WAUKESHA - Duluth Trading Company has its sights set on Waukesha.
State legislator wants to lift Wisconsin mining moratorium
MADISON — A northern Wisconsin legislator who authored changes relaxing Wisconsin’s iron mining regulations now wants to lift the state’s mining moratorium.
Buzzing with curiosity 01-13-2017
Nick Thill’s calling came into focus as an adolescent when a family member offered him an opportunity that would direct his future as eventual owner of Honey Grove Apiaries, 2500 S. River Road, West Bend.
Consultant to continue aiding downtown Hartford development 01-13-2017
Hartford officials have said progress on downtown redevelopment over the past several months has moved slower than they hoped, but they are looking for progress in 2017.
Northwestern Mutual announces technology investment
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual announced Thursday that it’s invested $50 million in technology startups.
IBAW to host breakfast meeting 01-13-2017
BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host a breakfast meeting Jan. 20.
Memory-care senior living facility coming to Brookfield
BROOKFIELD — A new senior living facility is coming to Calhoun Road.
Casa Del Rio returning under original name 01-13-2017
WAUKESHA — Casa Del Rio is returning to Waukesha with a full order of past favorites, served with a newly discovered Texas twist.
He’s a fitting example 01-12-2017
Getting fit is a popular New Year’s resolution, but Alex Kain said he can tell who has the greatest likelihood of making good on that goal.
Mequon mulls options for Logemann site
MEQUON — As the Mequon Town Center continues to take shape, aldermen conducted an informal discussion Monday about what to do with the white elephant smack-dab in the middle of the growth.
West Bend seeks help on derelict buildings 01-12-2017
City of West Bend officials will seek input from other municipalities regarding blighted and unkempt properties that possibly affect the public’s perceptions.
Mitchell Airport experiences healthy passenger growth in November 01-12-2017
MILWAUKEE — Continuing a growth trend observed in 10 of the first 11 months during 2016, Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport served 3.9 percent more passengers in November 2016 compared to November 2015, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Wednesday.
Lake Country Bed Barn to hold Feb. 1 grand opening 01-12-2017
WAUKESHA — Lake County Bed Barn will hold the grand opening celebration for its East Moreland Boulevard store from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1.
Barry Company sells Carmarthen Investment’s New Berlin office 01-12-2017
NEW BERLIN — The Barry Company has brokered the sale of Carmarthen Investment’s New Berlin office property to Independence Place New Berlin, the Milwaukee-based commercial real estate company announced in a statement Wednesday.
Keller Inc. signs on to 2 projects 01-11-2017
Keller Inc., which has an office in Germantown, will take on two projects in the coming months.
Getting more creative 01-11-2017
On March 1, Angela and Dan Eisenhut purchased Creative License in Hartford.
Green Bay reveals master plan for area around Lambeau Field 01-11-2017
GREEN BAY — As the Green Bay Packers work on building Titletown District adjacent to Lambeau Field, plans are being laid for developing the other side of the stadium.
Zymbiotics are zoaring 01-11-2017
OCONOMOWOC — In recent years, individuals may notice a new food product being put on the shelves of some big name grocery stores.
First Bank Financial Centre offers new tech services 01-11-2017
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre announced Tuesday that it has added two new innovative technologies for its customers.
Club 400 owner looks to sell historic bar
WAUKESHA — After 36 years, Dan Pokwinski will close the door on his ownership of historic Club 400.
New Glarus, Ardagh partner to bottle beer 01-11-2017
BURLINGTON — New Glarus Brewing Company announced Tuesday that it’s formed a partnership with a company to produce its beer in a glass bottle.
A part of the community 01-10-2017
GRAFTON — Comfort Keepers, a leader in providing home-care services and living assistance, recently celebrated its “grand reopening” in Ozaukee County.
New funding available for energy-efficient business projects
OZAUKEE COUNTY — A new source of funding will now be available for businesses in Ozaukee County looking to be more energy-efficient.
Food company brings success to Oconomowoc native
OCONOMOWOC — In recent years, individuals may notice a new food product being put on the shelves of some big name grocery stores.
Master Z’s gets approval for expansion change; clears way for sale 01-10-2017
WAUKESHA — Master Z’s owner and President Jim Lindenberg had his wish granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, which he says will pave the way for selling the business to The Great Escape.
More changes could be in store at Brookfield Square 01-10-2017
BROOKFIELD — Brookfield Square’s northeast corner could have a drastically different appearance in the years ahead if a series of improvements take form.
Grand opening of Mama D’s Genesee location today 01-10-2017
GENESEE — Mama D’s Coffeehouse at Depot Crossing, the third location of Mama D’s Coffee, will have its open house starting at 10 a.m. today at S42W31238 Highway 83 in Genesee Depot.
Froedtert & MCW clinic opens on former Venice Club site
BROOKFIELD — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin opened its new clinic in Brookfield to patients on Monday.
Polaris says it’s the end of the line for Victory Motorcycle brand 01-09-2017
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries will exit the Victory Motorcycle brand it started from scratch 18 years ago, company officials announced Monday, citing a mix of competitive pressures and lack of market share.
Jackson Piggly Wiggly to have grand re-opening 01-09-2017
JACKSON — In celebration of its remodeled store, Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly will have a grand re-opening celebration Wednesday with a sausage-cutting ceremony and a food giveaway.
New plan for museum apartments 01-09-2017
WAUKESHA —The latest revisions to a plan to transform the former Waukesha County Courthouse and current historical museum into apartments are underway, and Waukesha County Museum Executive Director Dennis Cerreta said they are creating a renewed sense of optimism.
Nominations sought for Business of the Year 01-08-2017
Nominations are being accepted by West Bend to find the Business of the Year.
Master Z’s owner looking to sell to The Great Escape 01-08-2017
WAUKESHA — In recent years former Milwaukee Wave owner Jim Lindenberg has continued to buy compatible business and blend them into the Master Z’s flagship operation.
City planners to discuss Brookfield Square project 01-07-2017
BROOKFIELD - The next phases of renovations at Brookfield Square Mall will be discussed at a Plan Commission meeting Monday.
Bublr Bikes to move headquarters 01-07-2017
WAUKESHA - Bublr Bikes will move its headquarters and maintenance facility to The Shops of the Grand Avenue Mall, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., making Bublr the first permanent tenant in the redevelopment plans of the mall.
US adds 156K jobs; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 pct. 01-06-2017
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit from President Barack Obama.
Neylon to reintroduce REINS Act to trim regulations 01-06-2017
WAUKESHA — State Rep. Adam Neylon, R-Pewaukee, on Thursday announced he will reintroduce the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS Act) with State Sen. Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg during the legislative session.
Bill would give local governments more control on cell tower siting 01-06-2017
WAUKESHA — As several Waukesha residents continue to battle plans for a proposed 106-foot cell phone tower on Magnolia Drive, a local state representative is seeking to create legislation that would give local governments more say in blocking the installation of such structures in neighborhoods.
StartSmart helping Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs 01-06-2017
StartSmart, the online tool to guide Milwaukee-based entrepreneurs launching new enterprises, is now active on the city of Milwaukee’s website in both English and Spanish.
Neumann Companies strikes deal with Pabst Farms for 250 acres 01-06-2017
SUMMIT — Pabst Farms is going to get busy. Pewaukee-based Neumann Companies has purchased about 250 acres of land at Pabst Farms, a purchase that encompasses property in both the Village of Summit and the city of Oconomowoc.
Kave Family Financial opens new facility in Waukesha 01-06-2017
WAUKESHA — Since entering the financial industry in 1990, Rick Kave has kept a vision of helping clients turn their financial goals into reality.
Tobacco Outlet on Summit to close, merge with Kwik Trip Express 01-06-2017
WAUKESHA — Tobacco Outlet on Summit Avenue is closing and merging into the city’s first Kwik Trip Express, which will open March 23.
Common Council acts on Silver Lake project 01-05-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council approved a developer’s agreement for Silver Lake Trails, a subdivision that will encompass 58 single-family lots, at a meeting Tuesday.
Former Black Swan purchased 01-05-2017
GRAFTON — The Black Swan is under new ownership with a new name, but its service of providing a venue space to the Grafton community will remain the same.
Pizza Ranch revisions approved by Plan Commission 01-05-2017
Washington County residents may get to try Pizza Ranch in West Bend after all, since representatives resolved officials’ traffic concerns introduced at a previous meeting.
Sears to close 150 stores across nation 01-05-2017
WAUKESHA — Sears announced that it will close more stores than initially anticipated, bringing the total to 150 across the nation.
Neighbors continue to fight proposed cell tower 01-05-2017
WAUKESHA — A group of neighbors continue to fight plans for a proposed 106-foot cell phone tower on Magnolia Drive.
Kohls sales decline 2.7% in November and December
MENOMONEE FALLS — The holiday season was not a strong one for Kohl’s Corporation which reported a decline of 2.1 percent in sales for November and December when compared to the same months in 2015.
A piece of history 01-04-2017
On Dec. 5 David Steffen and Cindy Steffen purchased the Fire Escape in Fillmore and have since renamed it Traditions Pub and Grill.
Membership ends between health clinics 01-04-2017
WAUKESHA - Marshfield Clinic Health System and UW Health ended their membership with AboutHealth as of Jan. 1.
Biz Alliance announces 2017 policy agenda 01-04-2017
WAUKESHA — As individuals make personal New Year’s resolutions, the Waukesha County Business Alliance has crafted its three-prong policy agenda: economic development, education and infrastructure.
Farmers struggle after year of low milk, crop prices 01-03-2017
A drop in milk and crop prices in 2016 may have some farmers struggling to hit a break-even point in 2017.
Mequon subdivision earns approval 01-03-2017
MEQUON — One of the first major subdivisions to be built in Mequon recently has received final plat approval from the Mequon Common Council, clearing the way for it to be featured in this year’s Parade of Homes.
1,200 storage units coming to town of Grafton 01-03-2017
GRAFTON — The town of Grafton is slated to get about 1,200 self-storage units with a new business coming to Highway W.
BID asks for more info from Diva Group 01-03-2017
Members from one local group looking for additional marketing dollars will wait longer until they can provide information to measure its effectiveness.
Cafe out at Martha Merrell's Books 12-31-2016
WAUKESHA — A new cafe housed in Martha Merrell’s Books & Toys has pulled its operation from the downtown store.
Details of Bucks arena, entertainment district coming into focus 12-31-2016
MILWAUKEE — As the pages of the calendar turn over into a new year, details of the Milwaukee Bucks’ new downtown arena and the surrounding entertainment district are taking form with more specifics anticipated in early 2017.
Sobelman’s set to open Jan. 3 12-30-2016
WAUKESHA — Sobelman’s Pub and Grill will open the doors of its new Waukesha location at 11 a.m. on Jan. 3.
No easy solutions to downtown parking issues 12-30-2016
A measure to address parking concerns in downtown West Bend is moving forward, albeit without a component necessary to enforce the regulation.
Rookies’ property draws interest from potential buyers
OKAUCHEE — On the market for a little more than a year, the former Rookies, N49-W34630 Wisconsin Ave., has garnered interest from potential buyers, real estate agent Devin Piehl said recently.
BID stymied on lights downtown 12-29-2016
Delays and issues continue as members of West Bend Business Improvement District attempt to upgrade the lights above downtown business store fronts.
Weissgerber sells Delafield site to Georgia developer 12-29-2016
DELAFIELD — Hans Weissgerber has sold his last development site near Highway 83 and Interstate 94.
Delta Defense gets Freedom Way 12-28-2016
With about two months left until Delta Defense LLC will move into its new offices, the logo for the company has been placed on the building and the private drive was named Freedom Way.
Building on an idea 12-28-2016
Janalee Bach, owner of Wood N’ Art Studio, 111 N. 6th Ave., West Bend, could imagine in vivid detail how she wanted the setting for one of the most important days of her life, but little did she realize her experience would stimulate an idea for a business.
OSHA cites Wisconsin company in teen’s machine shop death 12-28-2016
COLUMBUS — A federal workplace safety agency has cited a Wisconsin company after a teenage worker was fatally injured at a machine shop.
Holiday sales up throughout area 12-28-2016
WAUKESHA — Despite unpredictable winter weather, many business owners reported that shoppers came to area stores in record numbers this holiday season.
Sobelman’s ready to open in Waukesha
WAUKESHA — Sobelman’s Pub and Grill has its staple Bloody Marys, burgers and atmosphere prepped and ready to go for when it opens in early January.
These three U.S. companies moved jobs to Mexico; here’s why 12-27-2016
WASHINGTON — Brake Parts Inc. had manufactured brake calipers at a factory in Chowchilla, a community in California’s Central Valley, for nearly 30 years, but a company executive said pressure was growing to reduce costs as competitors moved their factory work to Mexico.
Mequon Town Center sold 12-27-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon Town Center, which has been open for about a year and a half, has been sold.
Rule change may disconnect cell tower 12-27-2016
MEQUON — While an alderman said he’s casting a wider net, a proposal that’s being fast-tracked may result in keeping a proposed cell phone tower from being built in a Mequon neighborhood.
Fire breaks out at Heiser dealership
A roof and chimney fire started at Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac, 2620 W. Washington St., West Bend shortly before 9 a.m. Monday in West Bend, resulting in a full evacuation of the business.
A gem of a legacy 12-24-2016
WAUKESHA - In its 110 years in business, Krumrich’s Jewelers experienced its fair share of change. From 1906, when Joseph Krumrich opened the family- owned business on Main Street in Oshkosh to 1958, when it moved about 80 miles south to downtown Waukesha, the shop has always been there to see the surrounding environment transform.
Designing downtown 12-23-2016
WAUKESHA — What’s fresh and contemporary isn’t always the best option, as some developers have found out through proposals submitted to the Plan Commission.
US economy grew 3.2% in 3Q, best in two years
WASHINGTON  — The U.S. economy grew faster in the third quarter than initially estimated, expanding at its strongest pace in two years in a rebound from a weak first half of 2016.
Council moves forward on guidelines for downtown buildings 12-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The council voted to give its first reading on an ordinance to repeal and recreate the downtown design overlay district of the zoning code regulating building appearance uses and site planning in the city’s downtown.
Building boom 12-22-2016
GRAFTON — Two subdivisions slated for the town of Grafton are moving forward, making this year a development boom after several quieter years.
2 plans emerge for West Bend Theatre
At the West Bend Common Council meeting Monday, a new plan for the West Bend Theatre was presented, which would call for the demolition of the majority of the building.
Sloppy Joe’s renovations given initial OK by panel 12-22-2016
RICHFIELD — A proposed renovation and expansion of Sloppy Joe’s Saloon and Spoon cleared one hurdle Wednesday night when it gained approval from the village’s Architectural Review Board.
Seminar series coming to Mukwonago next year 12-22-2016
MUKWONAGO — A new seminar series for the mobile and industrial machine performance industry for professionals and hydraulic systems engineers will cover a number of topics.
Local unemployment rates fluctuate across Wisconsin
MADISON — Local unemployment rates went down in most major Wisconsin cities, but increased in most counties between October and November.
Berg Management to buy Ace store site
WAUKESHA —An offer to purchase the former Olson Ace Hardware store by Berg Management has been accepted, but the future plans for the downtown property and its selling price are not being disclosed.
Coachwork Auto Body under new ownership 12-21-2016
ALLENTON — After more than 35 years, Coachwork Auto Body has new owners.
Slinger schools move to purchase Goeman Trucking property 12-21-2016
An official with the Slinger School District hopes to close on the purchase of the Goeman Trucking Ltd. property in Slinger on Feb. 1.
Meadowbrook Sendik’s plans progressing 12-21-2016
WAUKESHA — The first Sendik’s Food Market in the city continues to make a lot of progress as it eyes an opening during the first half of 2017.
Gus Ramirez returns as HUSCO head
WAUKESHA — After five years away from the position, Agustin “Gus” Ramirez is back in the saddle once again.
A wee bit of Ireland 12-20-2016
MEQUON — The owners of Finn McGoo’s Public House & Eatery, Finbar and Gloria MacCarthy, opened the doors to their new Irish pub at 10365 N. Cedarburg Road in August.
Home sales continue to increase 12-20-2016
MILWAUKEE — Home sales in the metropolitan area were up 23.8 percent in November, compared to the same month a year ago.
Not in our rural backyard 12-20-2016
GRAFTON — A public hearing at last week’s town of Grafton meeting was met with extensive and organized opposition.
Marco’s Pizza to add 25 new locations in Wisconsin 12-20-2016
WAUKESHA — Marco’s Pizza is continuing its growth in the market by addinsg 25 new locations across the state.
Lands’ End goes high end, again, in its CEO hunt 12-20-2016
NEW YORK — The casual clothing company Lands’ End named the onetime chief executive of the high-end luggage maker Tumi as its next CEO.
Raised Grain beer to hit store shelves soon 12-20-2016
WAUKESHA — Raised Grain Brewing Co. will release its first bottled beer this week, the brewing company announced in a statement Monday.
Competing for consumers 12-17-2016
BROOKFIELD — Now is as good a time as ever to be a consumer in America. As the holiday season moves along and shoppers continue crossing names off their Christmas lists, there are more ways to obtain those hard — or easy — to get items than ever before.
Movement delayed in developer’s lawsuit against city, county 12-17-2016
A change in counsel by the plaintiff in lawsuit filed against the city of West Bend, Washington County and several city and county officials will be delayed about 45 days.
Property purchases begin for Hartford airport project 12-17-2016
The patient’s pulse appears to be strengthening. The “patient” is the long-awaited runway expansion project at the Hartford Municipal Airport that city officials have been trying to complete for about 15 years.
Marcus Theatres completes acquisition 12-17-2016
MILWAUKEE - Marcus Theatres announced Friday that it completed the previously announced acquisition of 197 screens at 14 Wehrenberg Theatres locations in the Midwest.
Marketplace Governor's Awards winners named 12-17-2016
MADISON - Seven businesses in Wisconsin received top honors in the 2016 Marketplace Governor’s Awards competition, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Friday.
Swimming pool businesses try to keep busy during frigid winter months 12-16-2016
A sign flashes in the front window of A-1 Pools in West Bend: “Open.”
Keller to construct warehouse addition at Griffin 12-16-2016
WAUKESHA — Keller, a planning, architect and building company, has been named the contractor for a 33,400-square-foot addition for Griffin Warehouse.
Residency program planned for Medical College of Wisconsin 12-15-2016
MILWAUKEE — The private Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Health are starting a family medicine residency program at Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, in an effort to help relieve the shortage of physicians in the specialty.
Wisconsin unemployment rate holds steady at 4.1 percent
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is holding steady.
West Bend Cinema puts its best seats forward 12-15-2016
During the past few days the West Bend Cinema has removed about 800 seats, which were more than 20 years old, and replaced them with 330 reclining seats.
Developer files new documents in suit against West Bend, county 12-15-2016
Judge Todd Martens will hold a hearing at 9 a.m. Friday in Washington County Circuit Court to rule on motions in a lawsuit filed by developer John Bagley against the city of West Bend, Washington County and several city and county officials.
Holiday shoppers didn’t jump into spending, November retail sales show 12-15-2016
Consumers gave retailers only a modest boost in November, showing a reluctance to spend lavishly at the start of the holiday shopping season.
Concerns raised about $16.3 million downtown apartment proposal 12-15-2016
WAUKESHA — The plan for a $16.3M apartment complex in downtown was met with plenty of concerns at a Plan Commission meeting Wednesday.
Fed raises key interest rate and foresees 3 hikes in 2017
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising a key interest rate for the first time in a year, reflecting a resilient U.S. economy and expectations of higher inflation.
West Bend Plan Commission denies Russ Darrow request 12-14-2016
The West Bend Plan Commission denied requested changes to the site plan for the Russ Darrow Nissan dealership planned for the lot in West Bend at 2675 W. Washington St. at the commission’s Dec. 6 meeting.
Hartford Council approves annexation, zoning change
HARTFORD — City aldermen Tuesday night unanimously approved annexing about 4.3 acres from the town of Rubicon and a zoning change on two pieces of property.
Kohl’s among four retailers accused of tricking shoppers
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles city attorney’s office has sued four big retailers, alleging deceptive advertising that it says misled shoppers into believing that thousands of products were on sale at a hefty discount.
Caleres acquires Allen Edmonds for $225M 12-14-2016
PORT WASHINGTON — Allen Edmonds has been acquired by Caleres for $225 million, the companies announced Tuesday.
Downtown Waukesha pub The Crest closes until spring
WAUKESHA — The Crest Pub has closed its doors until the spring.
Fiserv acquires Atlanta-based Online Banking Solutions
BROOKFIELD — As it continues to expand, Fiserv, Inc. has announced that it’s acquired another company to help enhance its capabilities.
Town Center plans advance, despite concerns 12-13-2016
MEQUON — After being tabled a month ago, plans for the second phase of the Mequon Town Center moved a step forward Dec. 5.
Stylish destination 12-13-2016
CEDARBURG — On the corner of Columbia and Portland roads, a new women’s boutique shop has joined Cedarburg’s vibrant downtown atmosphere.
Developments slated for town 12-13-2016
GRAFTON — Two developments are in the works for the town of Grafton.
Zoning change OK’d for new Hartford assisted living center 12-13-2016
HARTFORD — A 104-unit assisted living center is closer to dirt being turned after action Monday night by the city’s Plan Commission.
Panera to open Wednesday 12-13-2016
WAUKESHA — Panera Bread Company will officially open its first restaurant in the city Wednesday at the Shoppes at Fox River.
Shawarma House opens in Brookfield
BROOKFIELD —Two years after opening on Milwaukee’s east side, Shawarma House has brought its unique Middle Eastern cuisine to the city.
Walter USA in Waukesha to lay off 39 employees 12-13-2016
WAUKESHA — Walter USA, LLC. will shut down part of its business and lay off 39 employees, the company announced Monday.
Area home sales see big increase in November 12-13-2016
MILWAUKEE — Home sales in the metropolitan Milwaukee area during November increased 23.8 percent from last year, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors said in a news release Monday.
Future of West Bend Theatre still unclear
The doors of the West Bend Theatre closed Nov. 23, 2006. Six years later, Matt Prescott of Ascendant Holdings LLC purchased the building.
Handcrafted in America 12-10-2016
BROOKFIELD — In a day and age when people stress the importance of shopping local, so much is still made overseas, but that’s not the case at Lyle Husar Designs in Brookfield, where customers can both shop local and buy American-made jewelry.
Summerfest, U.S. Cellular pact to include new stage in 2018
MILWAUKEE — U.S. Cellular and Milwaukee World Festival Inc., officials announced a new 10-year agreement that will demolish the existing U.S. Cellular Connection Stage and replace it with a new, larger stage and an enhanced guest experience for Summerfest 2018.
Mitchell International Airport travel up 4.4% in October
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport saw 4.4 percent more passengers in October 2016 over 2015.
The Marek Group acquires another company 12-09-2016
WAUKESHA — The Marek Group announced Thursday that it’s acquired Wauwatosa-based Wunderlich, Pearson & Tetzlaff, Inc. to continue with its diversification strategy.
Using emerging technologies key for businesses in 2017 12-09-2016
WAUKESHA — Although there may be some level of uncertainty for businesses entering the new year, a strong 2016 in the metropolitan Milwaukee area has led to steady optimism in various industries.
BMO Harris, Irgens to build 25-story skyscraper in Milwaukee 12-09-2016
MILWAUKEE — The downtown skyline continues rising, and the construction of a 25-story office building will add to the numerous structures and development taking place just 19 miles east of Waukesha.
Zoo economic impact tabbed at $155.5M 12-08-2016
MILWAUKEE — A regional economic impact study commissioned by the Milwaukee County Zoo, and conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Economics, estimated the Zoo to have a $155.5 million impact to the area that includes: Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
Understanding Oconomowoc’s Chamber of Commerce
OCONOMOWOC — Katie Miller would like to clear the air.
Axed Olympia Resort conversion raises questions 12-08-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Olympia Resort owner Rick Eckert’s recent decision to drop his plans of converting the storied hotel property into an apartment village for those 55 and older caught a few people off guard, including Oconomowoc Mayor Dave Nold.
Double the capacity? 12-08-2016
GRAFTON — A new hotel could be on the horizon for Grafton.
Progress on downtown Hartford development slowed 12-08-2016
There’s been some hiccups, but rejuvenation of Hartford’s downtown is still moving forward.
Christmas tree farms seeing green 12-08-2016
WAUKESHA — Those on the hunt for a pristine Christmas tree with axe in hand should look no further than the Waukesha County area.
Shedding light on dark store tax 12-07-2016
West Bend officials who petitioned state representatives for assistance regarding challenges to property values from retailers are one step closer to receiving clarity for the situation.
Aurora Health Care, Walgreens join forces, will open eight clinics 12-07-2016
MILWAUKEE — Walgreens and Aurora Health Care are collaborating to provide customers in-store additional clinical care at locations across eastern Wisconsin, the two announced in a statement Tuesday.
Casa Ole in Waukesha to close 12-07-2016
WAUKESHA — Casa Ole will close its doors for good on or around Dec. 18, an employee at the restaurant said Tuesday.
The life of the party for 43 years 12-06-2016
When Harold “Sonny” Meissner Jr. moved to the Slinger area a little more than 43 years ago, there wasn’t much there.
Apartment vote postponed 12-06-2016
CEDARBURG — Decisions on the future of the St. Francis Borgia property in Cedarburg’s historic district will be delayed again after the developer, HSI Properties, announced it will submit revised plans in the coming days.
Metro Milwaukee economy declines in October 12-06-2016
MILWAUKEE — A weak economic performance in metropolitan Milwaukee during October led to the lowest total of upward-pointing indicators in the past five years, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce wrote in a release.
Ozaukee Realtors host economic and political forum in Grafton 12-06-2016
GRAFTON — About 50 people attended the Ozaukee Realtors Association’s Economic & Political Forum Nov. 3 at the Rose-Harms American Legion Post in Grafton.
IBAW to host breakfast meeting 12-06-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host a breakfast meeting that focuses on “what business can learn from a choice school” Dec. 16.
Future business park site to remain farmland through 2017 12-06-2016
CEDARBURG — City-owned land once attached to a farmstead will stay true to its roots for at least another year.
I can see clearly now 12-06-2016
MEQUON — After several months of study, the Mequon Common Council Nov. 9 adopted a revised set of rules governing window coverings and displays in the Town Center.
October home sales boast sharp increase in Ozaukee County 12-06-2016
MILWAUKEE — While the sample size isn’t huge, home sales in Ozaukee County increased 63.9 percent in October, compared to the same month in 2015.
Slinger company honored by WASB
A long-established Slinger business, Weld-Fab Manufacturing, has been named to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ Business Honor Roll.
WAUKESHA — The sun shows no signs of setting on Sunset Drive. As commercial development of a two-mile stretch on Sunset continues, city officials can’t help but appreciate the transformation that’s taken place along the once-infamous Waukesha road.
Overtime expansion injunction leaves businesses backtracking 12-03-2016
WAUKESHA - For many area businesses, the first expansion of federal overtime rules since 2004 meant pay raises for some employees, as well as various changes to company policies.
Divino Gelato to keep serving some Sloppy Joe's flavors
WAUKESHA - Despite the fact it’s closed its doors, Sloppy Joe’s Soda Fountain will still have a presence in downtown.
Quad/Graphics to form print supercenter 12-02-2016
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics announced Thursday that it will transform its New Jersey direct marketing production plant into a digital print supercenter.
US economy creates 178,000 jobs in November; jobless rate drops to 4.6 percent 12-02-2016
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy produced another solid month of labor market growth, adding 178,000 net new jobs in November while the unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low, the Labor Department said Friday.
State contest seeks entrepreneurs 12-02-2016
MADISON — The Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is currently accepting entries for the competition until 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2017.
ProHealth Care hospitals get new names 12-02-2016
WAUKESHA — The connections between the community and Waukesha and Oconomowoc Memorial hospitals are deeply rooted.
Big changes coming to downtown Waukesha 12-01-2016
WAUKESHA — After spending so long in the area, La Estacion owner Tony Marquez felt the need to give back to downtown.
Oconomowoc home market typically favoring the seller
OCONOMOWOC — A homeowner in Lake Country who has been considering an upgrade from a “starter home” might just want to pull the trigger now, especially if the property is in Oconomowoc, according to assessments made by one area expert.
New rule will enhance Grafton tourism 12-01-2016
GRAFTON — State changes to room taxes will be shifting how money gets spent all over Wisconsin, including Grafton.
Mukwonago adopts revised comprehensive plan 12-01-2016
MUKWONAGO - Since April, officials and committees have had 11 scheduled meetings, two off-site tours and numerous public hearings regarding an update to the village’s 2035 comprehensive plan.
Income, lending increases in 2016 12-01-2016
MADISON — From January through September, net income and total lending in the state increased at state-chartered banks.
Giving boxes a new lease on life 12-01-2016
PEWAUKEE — Jack Wilson was helping a friend craft a new product when he suddenly realized something which altered his career path for life: Most cardboard boxes are used just once.
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