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Village continues to grow; referendum one of the factors 03-31-2019
JACKSON — Another sizable construction project is coming to Jackson after a 72-unit apartment complex received the thumbs-up from village officials.
George Webb launches baseball burger promotion 03-29-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — To coincide with the Brewers Opening Day, George Webb Restaurants is bringing back a fan favorite promotion — 5 for $5.
'North Forty' development approved after two-year process 03-29-2019
HARTLAND — A subdivision proposed by Neumann Developments known as The Glen at Overlook Trails, which was approved at a Village Board meeting Monday night, could generate $109,900 in tax revenue, estimates suggest.
3 metro Milwaukee subcontractors hired by Foxconn 03-29-2019
MILWAUKEE — Three of the five subcontractors hired by Foxconn Technology Group announced Thursday are from Waukesha County.
Unemployment declines in all state’s major cities 03-29-2019
WAUKESHA — The number of people unemployed declined in all of Wisconsin’s 33 largest cities in February, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Badger Truck Center changes name 03-28-2019
MILWAUKEE — Badger Truck Center, a second-generation, family-owned commercial truck dealership, announced Wednesday it has changed its name to Badger Truck and Automotive Group, Inc. to better reflect the company’s diversified business.
Developers pitch second phase of Clearwater Apartments
WAUKESHA — A developer has applied to the city to construct an addition to the Clearwater Apartments complex on the city’s far southwest side.
Ayres celebrates role in Project of Year 03-28-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Ayres Associates is proud of the role it played in the repairs of U.S. 34 corridor in Colorado, which was recognized recently by Engineering News-Record magazine as Project of the Year.
Wisconsin adds 4,500 tech jobs in 2018
MADISON — Technology is not the way of the future — it’s the here and now. And Wisconsin is doing well attracting employees to fill technology-related employment.
WaterView Condominiums denied by hearing examiner
OCONOMOWOC — Architectural Commission Hearing Examiner John Fuchs has submitted his report to the city in which he has concluded that the WaterView Condominiums project is denied.
NEWaukee partners with Milwaukee craft breweries for events 03-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — NEWaukee has entered an annual strategic partnership with six Milwaukee craft breweries: Eagle Park Brewing Company, Gathering Place Brewing, Milwaukee Brewing Company, MobCraft Beer, Sprecher Brewing Company and Third Space Brewing.
Marcus Investments buys shopping center 03-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Berengaria, a portfolio company of Marcus Investments, has acquired The Shoppes at North Village, a retail center in St. Joseph, Mo.
Park Bank launches new website 03-26-2019
MILWAUKEE — Park Bank has unveiled a new website to make it simple for users to find important information and banking tools.
Mequon’s Express Employment celebrates 15th anniversary 03-26-2019
MEQUON — The Mequon and Jackson Express Employment Professionals offices marked their 15th anniversary in February, according to owner Terry Schacht.
West Bend Commons Task Force aims to encourage entrepreneurs 03-26-2019
WEST BEND — The West Bend Commons Task Force met Monday to prepare updates for a meeting next week.
GoPak leases manufacturing space in Delafield 03-26-2019
DELAFIELD — GoPak, LLC announced it has leased 10,000 square feet of industrial manufacturing space at 206 Enterprise Road in Delafield.
Amazon to receive WEDC tax credits for Oak Creek project 03-26-2019
OAK CREEK — Amazon will be the recipient of up to $7.5 million in tax credits for job creation and capital investment for the facility it plans to build in Oak Creek.
Plan Commission to discuss proposed hotel 03-24-2019
WAUKESHA — A proposal from Oconomowoc-based contractor MSI General to construct a 95-room hotel off Meadow Lane on the city’s far north side will receive its first vetting from the city Plan Commission on Wednesday.
Survey: Americans will spend more at businesses with clean bathrooms 03-22-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Nothing is more of a shopping or eating turnoff than a dirty bathroom. In fact, 52 percent of people who responded to a survey conducted by Menomonee Falls-based Bradley Corp. said they’d likely spend more money at a business with a well-maintained bathroom.
Actuant reports 2Q income 03-22-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $2.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Lands’ End reports 4Q profit of $16.2 million 03-22-2019
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $16.2 million.
MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup ads 03-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — MillerCoors has filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch, saying its St. Louis-based rival wants to "frighten" people away from Miller Lite and Coors Light by claiming those beers have corn syrup.
Wisconsin unemployment drops to 2.9 percent in February 03-21-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to 2.9 percent after five straight months at 3 percent.
Developer, citizens voice arguments on condominium project  03-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Developer Peter Renner and citizens of Oconomowoc, along with their representatives, gave their opinions Wednesday night about why a hearing examiner should vote in their favor for the legality of the WaterView Condominium project proposed for 517525 N. Lake Road.
CBD dispensary to open in Cedarburg 03-21-2019
CEDARBURG — Jennifer Kawczynski said there’s an obvious reason why she and her family chose Cedarburg as the second location for Erth Dispensary, a business focused on cannabidiol and hemp-based products.
West Bend senior living complex plans restaurant renovations 03-21-2019
WEST BEND — Cedar Community, a West Bend-based assisted and independent living complex for seniors 55 and older, has announced plans to renovate its Top of the Ridge restaurant.
Museum of Wisconsin Art to open gallery in new Milwaukee hotel 03-21-2019
WEST BEND — A boutique Milwaukee hotel with a flair for the creative is getting an artistic leg-up from a West Bend museum.
Evers wants to raise state unemployment benefits 03-21-2019
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers wants to boost Wisconsin’s unemployment benefits and eliminate some requirements to qualify for them.
CasTech to close in West Allis 03-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — CasTech, Inc. plans to close its West Allis foundry operations, resulting in four people losing their jobs, according to information sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday.
Motor Castings to close Milwaukee facility 03-21-2019
MILWAUKEE — Motor Castings Company notified the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday it will close its location on 65th Street in Milwaukee, resulting in 113 people losing their jobs.
Milwaukee area economy had sluggish start in January
MILWAUKEE — The monthly report from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce showed that the area’s economy had a slow start in January with 11 of the 23 economic indicators moving in a positive direction.
Cremation rates on the rise 03-21-2019
BROOKFIELD — Driven by factors like economic and environmental concerns, flexibility of options and changing religious requirements, cremation is on the rise.
Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases.
Celebrating women in business 03-20-2019
WEST BEND — Celebrating women in business and raising awareness of their presence in West Bend is the theme of a Thursday afternoon open house.
Students hit the pavement to learn about businesses 03-20-2019
WEST BEND — West Bend High Schools students visited several local businesses Tuesday as part of a service industry learning day.
The Lash Lounge to open in The Corners 03-20-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Another first-to-Wisconsin business will be opening in The Corners of Brookfield — The Lash Lounge.
Trek unveils new helmet technology 03-20-2019
WAUKESHA — New helmets unveiled Tuesday by Waterloo-based Trek were made with technology to prevent concussions from common cycling accidents.
Judge rejects DNR permit for new Kohler Company golf course 03-19-2019
MADISON, Wis. — An administrative law judge has invalided a key environmental permit for the Kohler Company's new luxury golf course along Lake Michigan in Sheboygan County.
Grafton YPs showcase businesses 03-19-2019
GRAFTON — The Young Professionals group in Grafton grew from a desire by the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce to find ways to recruit and retain millennials.
Young pros 03-19-2019
MEQUON — “Leadership in the pipeline.” That’s how the executive director of the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce views its expanding young professionals group.
Small-business owner starts anew with online directory 03-19-2019
CEDARBURG — As a longtime small business owner who sells her jewelry inventory online, Patty Gallun Hansen’s frustration had reached a breaking point.
Art’s Cameras named Dealer of the Year 03-19-2019
WAUKESHA — When Tony Miresse was a teenager working in his father’s camera store, they were selling film and flash bulbs, listing equipment on 3 by 5 index cards, and shaking Polaroid film to create an image within a minute for passport photos.
United Heartland to offer insurance in more states 03-19-2019
NEW BERLIN — United Heartland, a national workers’ compensation insurance company, announced Monday it will offer workers’ compensation insurance in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Louisiana and the District of Columbia effective immediately.
European-style market coming to Mequon’s Spur 16 03-19-2019
MEQUON — A new retail concept titled Terrain that will offer a European-style market feel has been announced for Mequon’s Spur 16 development.
Wisconsin-based Shopko to close remaining stores in June 03-18-2019
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores plans to close its remaining 120 department stores by mid-June.
Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020 03-18-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group said Monday that its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be producing flat-screen panels by the end of 2020, with construction starting later this year.
Commission finally OKs subdivision map 03-17-2019
RICHFIELD — The developer of the proposed Highland Ridge subdivision had been trying for weeks to gain approval of a preliminary plat for the project.

WMC: workforce quantity, quality threaten growth 03-17-2019
WAUKESHA — A report released by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce say the double challenge of quality and amount of workforce in the state could threaten economic growth, especially future growth.

Firehouse Subs, Verizon Wireless likely coming to Silvernail and Grandview 03-16-2019
WAUKESHA — Firehouse Subs and Verizon Wireless are the latest businesses to express interest in locating at a new strip mall at the corner of North Grandview Boulevard and Silvernail Road, according to city planning staff.
Closure of TIF #14, storage ordinance on tap for council
WAUKESHA — When aldermen head to their Common Council meeting on Tuesday, they will be asked to consider two land use proposals from their fellow council members.
Carroll University team moves on in Foxconn competition
WAUKESHA — A group of Carroll University students and a faculty member are moving to the next round of the Foxconn Technology Group’s Smart Cities/Smart Future competition.
Jackson is growing 03-15-2019
JACKSON — The village of Jackson has experienced notable growth both residentially and commercially, a trend that is not slowing down, according to the village administrator.
Lisbon signs Lied’s deal with developers 03-15-2019
TOWN OF LISBON —The Town Board Thursday night approved the first step in a development plan that could lead to a $9.5 million, 175,000-square-foot, commercial building built on a portion of the former Lied’s Nursery Company land near the intersection of Town Line Road and Main Street, Sussex.
Pewaukee Chick-fil-A open for business
PEWAUKEE — A downpour of rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning didn’t dampen the celebration for guests awaiting the grand opening of the new Pewaukee Chick-fil-A, located at 1454 Capitol Drive.
Tailored Label Products acquires Jaymar 03-15-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — Manufacturer Tailored Label Products, Inc. announced Thursday it has acquired Jaymar Screen Printers of DePere.
Generac acquires company to accelerate its connectivity strategy 03-15-2019
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings announced it has acquired Neurio Technology Inc., a company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Bringing the lake inside 03-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Mike Bertrand’s new restaurant Lago Su Bella is now open for business. His authentic Italian restaurant on the shore of Lac La Belle in Eagles Landing opened for business on Tuesday.
WaterView condominium project hearing Wednesday 03-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Renner Architects, along with opponents of the proposed WaterView Condominium project at 517 N. Lake Road, will state their case of why, or why not, the project should be approved at a pubic hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Vegan eatery joins 5 Joints @ 5 Points 03-14-2019
WAUKESHA — There’s a new “joint” at downtown Waukesha’s concept eatery 5 Joints @ 5 Points, 257 W. Broadway.
Ron’s Cozy Corner hosts grand reopening 03-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Ron’s Cozy Corner held its grand reopening on Sunday to thank everyone who helped new owner Rachel Ouellette get to where she is today.
'Those don’t fit Mequon' 03-14-2019
MEQUON — Developers of an Associated Bank planned for North Port Washington Road reached an impasse with the Mequon Planning Commission Monday over requests for signage.
Raising a pint for St. Paddy's 03-14-2019
TOWN OF ERIN — Bars and restaurants in the area are gearing up to celebrate the annual St. Patrick’s Day holiday, with an emphasis on the food, music and traditions of the Emerald Isle.
Retail sales recover in January 03-14-2019
WASHINGTON — Americans were spending money again in January after a dreary December for retailers, according to data from the National Retail Federation.
Metro Milwaukee unemployment rate up in January 03-14-2019
WAUKESHA — Despite adding 3,600 jobs from December to January, the unemployment rate for the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee- Washington county region rose 0.6 percent to 3.4 percent in January.
Kohler moving some of its work from Wisconsin to Mississippi 03-13-2019
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Small engine manufacturer Kohler Co. is eliminating 600 jobs in Wisconsin as it transfers some of its work to Mississippi but the affected workers are getting employment elsewhere in the company.
Tavern lobby: Hold private events after Evers’ decision
MADISON — Wisconsin’s powerful tavern lobby wants bars to hold events without liquor licenses after Gov. Tony Evers said wedding barns don’t need licenses.
Bartelt to open custom cabinetry division in April 03-13-2019
DELAFIELD — Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource announced it will launch a custom cabinetry division in April called Windham Hill Custom Cabinetry.
Kwik Trip stations carry Wisconsin-made energy drinks
WAUKESHA — A Wisconsin brand of low-calorie energy drinks are now being carried at Kwik Trip’s Midwest locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
Washington County home sales bring region’s average down 03-13-2019
WAUKESHA — Three of the four metropolitan Milwaukee counties saw their home sales go up in February compared to a year ago, except for Washington County.
Former restaurant slated as new site for gym 03-12-2019
CEDARBURG — It was once home to one of the first Chinese restaurants in Ozaukee County, but the building at W63 N143-145 Washington Ave. will soon start its next chapter as the new home for Anytime Fitness.
New tavern in Merton 03-12-2019
MERTON — A Waukesha sports complex manager and his father are planning to open a new tavern in the village’s historic downtown business district.
Culver’s restaurant celebrates 700 openings 03-12-2019
PRAIRIE DU SAC — The stretch of the Culver’s restaurant chain has reached far beyond Wisconsin to cities around the country.
Second Wahlburgers in state to open at end of year 03-12-2019
MILWAUKEE — The second location for the popular Wahlburgers restaurant in Wisconsin will be in Milwaukee’s Third Ward neighborhood and will open late 2019.
Legendary Whitetails under receivership 03-12-2019
SLINGER — Legendary Whitetails, known worldwide as a prestigious outfitter of hunters and others who enjoy the outdoors, is now under receivership.
Lieutenant governor talks economic development in Brookfield 03-10-2019
BROOKFIELD — In the words of Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, you either “fly or die.” That’s why he made a stop at Precast Engineering in Brookfield Friday afternoon to talk with local business owners and hear their thoughts on what can help Wisconsin create economic development, yield sustainable job growth and “fly.”
Cabela's set to reopen today, but cleanup remains after fire 03-09-2019
RICHFIELD - The Cabela’s outdoor, fishing and hunting store that’s been closed since last month following a damaging fire was expected to reopen this morning, a corporate spokeswoman said Friday.
Evers won't force wedding barns to get liquor licenses
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers' administration won't force wedding barns to obtain liquor licenses, his spokeswoman said Friday in a move that could defuse a lawsuit seeking to force state regulators to leave barn operators alone.
US wages rise by most in decade even as hiring tumbles
WASHINGTON — The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a surprise drop likely reflecting harsh weather and other temporary factors that led most economists to see the slowdown as a temporary blip.
Aurora Health Care’s $5M clinic to open Monday 03-08-2019
MUKWONAGO — The new $5 million Aurora Health Care clinic slated to open Monday will offer a model that eliminates wait times by allowing patients to check into their own rooms upon arrival.
Greenfield hospital to close, lay off 172 03-08-2019
GREENFIELD — Due to changes in the kinds of patients it can treat, Post Acute Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee, LLC announced Thursday it will close.
Wisconsin adds 4,900 non-farm jobs in January 03-08-2019
MADISON — In January, Wisconsin added 4,900 total non-farm jobs, according to data released Thursday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Subdivision gains approval in Merton 03-08-2019
MERTON — The developers of a 73-lot, high-end subdivision in the midst of Lake Country hope to break ground in mid- to late summer.
Mukwonago in talks with industrial park prospects 03-08-2019
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago could fill its industrial park with two more tenants in the near future after Village Board members engaged in a closed session discussion with an electronics manufacturer, as well as a builder at a special Village Board meeting Wednesday night.
REV Group had $518.7 million in 1Q 03-07-2019
MILWAUKEE — An increase in consolidated net sales for the REV Group, Inc.’s Commercial and Recreation segments in the first quarter helped the company achieve a 0.7 percent growth in sales compared to the first quarter last year.
Target’s new strategy pays off in largest sales bump since 2005 03-07-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is embracing the blur — and it paid off in its best full-year sales growth since 2005.
Cedarburg Trail condo project earns necessary approvals
CEDARBURG — Developer Greg James’ attendance at Plan Commission meetings during the past year has rivaled that of the Cedarburg Plan Commissioners, but that tenacity was rewarded Monday night as he finally received the two approvals he needed to move the project forward on Cedarburg’s south side.
Townhomes slated for Hickory Street 03-07-2019
GRAFTON — Local developer Robert Tillmann is onto his third Grafton development in barely a year, looking to build 18 townhomes at Hickory Street and North Green Bay Avenue.
Former Mutual Mall likely to be razed, says official 03-07-2019
WEST BEND — A strip mall building along South Main Street and near West Bend’s City Hall could meet the wrecking ball after a Milwaukee real estate developer agreed to buy the city-owned property for $500,000.
Baird celebrates 100 years of wealth management 03-07-2019
MILWAUKEE — For 100 years, Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management firm, has provided services to clients.
Cedarburg firm wins innovation award for sustainable furniture 03-07-2019
CEDARBURG — Amish Craftsmen Guild outdoor furniture company of Cedarburg was named the winner of Most Innovative Company at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, an annual event that honors the best of the best small-and medium-sized businesses around the world.
Brookfield Square Mall’s metamorphosis continues 03-07-2019
BROOKFIELD — Since its inception more than a half-century ago, Brookfield Square has been known as one of Waukesha County’s major shopping metropolises.
A record-breaking US trade deficit: Does it really matter?
WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit reached its highest sum ever last year, defying President Donald Trump's efforts and promises to shrink it through his economic policies.
DNR chief promises businesses consistent regulatory approach 03-06-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston Cole is assuring business leaders that the agency will work to create a consistent regulatory environment.
Administrator concludes home business operates within code 03-06-2019
KEWASKUM — Residents in Kewaskum have been bending the rules, or so some locals claim, which brought a couple issues to the table in the Kewaskum Village Board’s regularly scheduled meeting.
BLiNK Artisan Boutique to open permanent store at Mayfair Mall 03-06-2019
OCONOMOWOC — For almost seven years, artisans have been selling their creations at BLiNK Artisan Boutique in downtown Oconomowoc and occasionally in a pop-up store owner Lori Reed organized in Mayfair Mall.
Council approves seeking $500K Gehl redevelopment grant 03-06-2019
WEST BEND — The Common Council on Monday night approved seeking up to $500,000 in state grant funding to help spur improvements at a disused former manufacturing site near downtown.
Harley-Davidson buys maker of kids’ two-wheelers 03-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson, Inc. has acquired StaCyc, Inc., the maker of electric-powered two-wheelers for kids.
New way to Shop the Pig 03-06-2019
SHEBOYGAN — Piggly Wiggly Midwest, the grocery chain with more than 100 stores across Wisconsin and northern Illinois, announced Monday that it will begin offering same-day delivery services from nearly all its stores.
Hit the gym, then shop? Kohl's links up with Planet Fitness 03-05-2019
NEW YORK — Some shrunken Kohl's stores are getting a new neighbor: Planet Fitness gyms.
Milwaukee maker gets second order of ambulances for FDNY 03-05-2019
MILWAUKEE — Wheeled Coach, a manufacturer of emergency medical service vehicles, has received an order for 76 ambulances for the Fire Department of New York City that will be include environmental-friendly emission reduction technology in keeping with the FDNY Green initiative.
Ninth Avenue apartments take another step 03-05-2019
GRAFTON — A multibuilding apartment complex at Hickory Street and Ninth Avenue in Grafton continues to march toward reality.
Aldi store could get 2,440-square-foot addition 03-05-2019
WEST BEND — A West Bend grocer could expand if the city’s Plan Commission tonight green-lights a proposed 2,440-square-foot addition at Aldi.
Pewaukee Chick-fil-A to host campout party 03-05-2019
PEWAUKEE — The new Chick-fil-A opening in Pewaukee will continue the company’s 15-year tradition of hosting a First 100 Campout party before the store opening March 14.
Waukesha-based Risk Solutions acquired 03-05-2019
WAUKESHA — Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage, announced Monday it has acquired the assets of Waukesha-based Integrated Risk Solutions, Inc.
New Berlin Harley franchise faces $6.3M federal lawsuit 03-05-2019
NEW BERLIN — Iron Town, the New Berlin Harley-Davidson dealership and its partner motorcycle shop in Janesville, are defendants in a federal lawsuit that demands a total of $6.3 million in delinquent debts and asks merchandise sales from the businesses be stopped to prevent more losses to Harley-Davidson Credit Corp., a lending agency.
DATCP takes nearly 2,100 hemp grower applications 03-04-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin agriculture officials say they've seeing a dramatic increase in applications to grow and process hemp.
West Bend may seek $500K redevelopment grant 03-03-2019
WEST BEND — The city’s Common Council on Monday could approve the first step in seeking $500,000 in state funding to help redevelop a currently vacant former factory site on West Bend’s near east side.
Lands’ End remakes itself with independent stores 03-03-2019
DODGEVILLE — As specialty and department stores are closing by the hundreds and apparel sellers face stiff competition, at least one brand is scouting for new locations and envisioning a 75-store expansion over the next five years.
BBB extends awards deadline 03-02-2019
The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin has extended its application deadline for both the Wisconsin Torch Awards for Ethics and Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship to Friday.
Tomchek's Ace Hardware expands with second location 
WAUKESHA - Tomchek’s Ace Hardware, a Sunset Drive business since 1986, has grown, purchasing a second store located in Delavan.
Rockwell Automation to offer $1B in notes 03-01-2019
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation, Inc. has priced notes in an aggregate principal amount of $1 billion.
Ground broken for downtown Hartford apartment complex 03-01-2019
HARTFORD — Now the heavy lifting begins.
Taco Bell pitched for Grandview and Silvernail area 03-01-2019
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha could soon be getting another Taco Bell, this one on the city’s far north side.
Rogers revamps logo, brand for all sites
SUMMIT — Rogers Behavioral Health is undergoing a year-long initiative to rebrand itself as new programs open across the country in Minnesota, Florida, California and here in Wisconsin.
Gluten-free, low carb pizza company is back in business 02-28-2019
WAUKESHA — After losing its commercial kitchen space when Easter Seals shuttered its 505 Northview Road location, Boombalatti’s Pizza Company is back in business.
Delafield Chick-fil-A nears approval 02-28-2019
DELAFIELD — The developers of a proposed Chick-fil-A near the Interstate 94/Highway 83 interchange cleared a couple of major hurdles Wednesday night in their race to have the restaurant built at The Shoppes of Nagawaukee shopping center before Christmas.
Bar Louie opens today at Brookfield Square 02-28-2019
BROOKFIELD — Bar Louie, a new restaurant, opens at 11 a.m. today at Brookfield Square.
From T-shirts to pillowcases... 02-28-2019
MEQUON — Big Frog Custom T-shirts and More is a franchise new to Wisconsin. The business is located in Mequon in one of the islands in the Mequon Pavilion shops.
Company eyes Waukesha for Avid Hotel location 02-28-2019
WAUKESHA — InterContinental Hotel Group — the British hospitality company that operates Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Kimpton and other hotels — is eyeing Waukesha as a possible location for its newest brand: Avid Hotels.
Village Board shoots down boat tours on Pewaukee Lake
PEWAUKEE — A proposal from a business to offer ferry rides and boat tours around Pewaukee Lake was dead in the water following a Feb. 19 Village Board meeting.
Best Buy rings in a strong holiday, shares soar 02-27-2019
Best Buy Co. Inc. topped Wall Street forecasts for sales and profits in the fourth-quarter holiday period, sending shares up 11 percent in early trading.
Fed’s Powell predicts solid but slower growth in 2019 02-27-2019
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday the U.S. economy should keep expanding at a solid, though somewhat slower pace this year.
Corn Syrup War ends brewing truce
CHICAGO — The Corn Syrup War, launched with a snarky ad during this month’s Super Bowl, may have destroyed an uneasy alliance between Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors to reverse sliding beer sales with a broader industry campaign.
Watertown implement repair business destroyed by fire
WATERTOWN — Officials say a large fire at an implement repair business in Watertown caused about $1 million in damage.
WCTC to seek approval to expand industrial building 02-26-2019
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College, 800 Main St., is looking to expand the school’s “I Building,” or Industrial Building located near the center of campus.
Grafton-based SEEK Careers/Staffing acquires Minnesota-based temp agency 02-26-2019
GRAFTON — SEEK Careers/Staffing Inc., which has its headquarters in Grafton, has purchased a Minnesota temp agency, according to BizTimes.
Helping new moms 02-26-2019
CEDARBURG — Jessica Featherstone owns and operates Close to the Heart, a recent addition to Cedarburg’s list of retail shops. It caters to new mothers, whether they are having their first child or adding another child to their family.
Project adds parking in Town Center
MEQUON — Since the first phase of the Mequon Town Center opened nearly four years ago, an often-heard complaint is that it’s difficult to park there.
Meijer launches drug take-back program in all stores 02-26-2019
WEST BEND — Meijer announced last week it is launching a new Consumer Drug Take-Back Program, installing secure, in-store kiosks where customers can safely and properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at no cost.
Fiserv joins Financial Data Exchange as a sustaining board member 02-26-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc. announced Monday it was named a sustaining board member of the Financial Data Exchange (FDX), a nonprofit group formed to establish information sharing and security standards for the financial sector.
Chick-fil-A to open March 14 in Pewaukee 02-26-2019
PEWAUKEE — As the Chick-fil-A on Capitol Drive nears its March 14 grand opening, the restaurant is in the process of hiring 85 employees and Kyle Bartz has been named manager.
Developing strategy for downtown 02-24-2019
The Commons Task Force will meet Monday to continue to develop its strategy project for promoting success in downtown West Bend.
Floral Farewell 02-24-2019
HARTFORD — Charlene and Mark Jung plan to no longer smell the roses after they close the doors on their Design Originals Floral shop for good in mid- to late April after 30 years in business in their historic downtown location at 15 N. Main St.
Inzeo retires after over two decades at Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation 02-24-2019
WAUKESHA — Early in his career, John Inzeo received some helpful advice.
Specialty soccer complex buys former Fun World in Brookfield 02-24-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A building known for housing fun activities for the whole family will once again bring smiles to faces when Stefans Soccer takes over the former Fun World location off of Bluemound Road.
Hard seltzer sales continue to sparkle 02-23-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS - Area liquor dealers admit they underestimated the salability of hard seltzer, but have found even die-hard beer drinkers are getting into the low-carb, low-calorie alcoholic beverage trend.
The Dohmen Company turns into foundation 02-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — The Dohmen Company has completed the transition from a S-corporation to being owned by a private foundation and a nonprofit organization.
Brady has profit of 55 cents per share 02-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $29.2 million.
Marcus Corp. reports 4Q income of $8.7M 02-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $8.7 million.
Aries Industries introduces new pipeline technology 02-22-2019
Aries Industries has created new technology for inspection and maintenance of underground infrastructure.
Olympia apartment project gets initial approval 02-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Debate was lively Tuesday night as Common Council members talked about a requested change to the former Olympia Resort and Conference Center’s zoning that would allow for apartment units on the property.
Mequon completes zoning review 02-21-2019
MEQUON — Last spring, Mequon’s Common Council put the brakes on development near Cedarburg and Donges Bay roads.
Mukwonago Main St. property to be sold for over $1M
MUKWONAGO — The Village Board approved a counteroffer to sell the former Lynch car dealership at 915 Main St. for $1,050,000 following a closed session meeting Wednesday night.
California-based company purchases industrial park parcel for $1.05M 02-21-2019
MUKWONAGO — A California-based company purchased a swath of land from Mukwonago’s 115-acre industrial park for $1,050,000 following a closed session discussion on the matter Wednesday night.
Noodles & Company coming to Oconomowoc 02-21-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Noodles & Company is planning on opening a new location in the Pabst Farms Marketplace that is set to open this summer.
Waukesha to settle Walmart tax assessment lawsuits 02-21-2019
WAUKESHA — The city will settle two recent property tax assessment lawsuits brought against it by Walmart.
Several nursing homes in region ranked the best 02-21-2019
Several nursing homes in the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties were recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as some of the best for 2018-19.
Hartford-based API Healthcare sold to Houston company 02-21-2019
HARTFORD — Houston-based Symplr, a software-as-a-service platform for health care organizations, announced in a news release Wednesday afternoon that it has agreed to acquire Hartford-based API Healthcare.
Revenue increased 7% in 4Q for Gardner Denver Holdings
MILWAUKEE — Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc., reported Tuesday that its fourth quarter revenues were $713 million, a 7 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter last year.
Snap-on announces $500M share repurchase authorization 02-20-2019
KENOSHA — Snap-on Incorporated, a global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, announced Tuesday that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $500 million of common stock.
Walmart flexes in 4th Q, beats all expectations 02-20-2019
NEW YORK — Walmart defied a gloomy government retail sales report for December, delivering fiscal fourth-quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street expectations.
Business Alliance outlines 2019 policies 02-20-2019
WAUKESHA — With small business owners lacking time to advocate for what’s important to them, they often turn to the Waukesha County Business Alliance to work on issues on their behalf.
Kohl’s quietly discontinues its registry service 02-20-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — First comes love, then comes engagement, then comes the gift registry. But in the case of area brides and grooms wanting to register for gifts at, they may be surprised that the option is no longer available.
Quad sales increase 1.5% in 2018 02-20-2019
SUSSEX — As Quad continues to rebrand itself as a company offering marketing solutions, its sales also reflected the change in focus in 2018.
Espresso Love Coffee under new management 02-20-2019
MUKWONAGO — Espresso Love Coffee is now under new management after Katie Pierce, who owned the shop for 16 years, sold it to a local couple.
Shopko to reduce staff at Green Bay Support Center 02-19-2019
GREEN BAY— Shopko notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce on Monday that it will reduce the number of employees at its Green Bay Store Support Center, 700 Pilgrim Way.
Registration is open for Spring 2019 Forward Careers job fair 02-19-2019
PEWAUKEE — Registration is now open for businesses interested in participating in the Spring 2019 Forward Careers Inc. Job Fair.
Amish Craftsmen recognized 02-19-2019
CEDARBURG — Amish Craftsmen Guild has been named a finalist for “Most Innovative Company” and “Best Retailer” for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, an annual event that honors the best of the best small and medium-sized businesses around the world.
Conagra Brands expanding Birds Eye Foods operations at Beaver Dam cold storage, packing facility 02-19-2019
MADISON — Conagra Brands, owner of Birds Eye, a leading brand in frozen vegetables, will invest about $78 million to expand operations at its Beaver Dam facility.
Chick-fil-A to pay half of roundabout costs 02-19-2019
DELAFIELD — The developer of a proposed Chick-fil-A near the Interstate-94/Highway 83 interchange in the Shoppes of Nagawaukee has agreed to pay half of the cost of a $1.3 million roundabout expected to be built at the intersection of Golf Road and Golf Court.
ABQC Corp. to lay off 35 in Milwaukee 02-19-2019
MILWAUKEE — When ABQC closes its doors on First Street in Milwaukee, 35 employees will lose their jobs, according to a notice sent to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce on Monday.
Joining forces 02-19-2019
In an effort to address construction industry issues, such as the labor shortage, as well as to share ideas and encourage innovation, the Waukesha County Business Alliance, Inc. has created the Construction Alliance.
Founder of Germantown landscape company dies 02-16-2019
GERMANTOWN — The founder of David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc., David J. Frank, died Feb. 9 at the age of 69.
Punching out Parkinson’s 02-16-2019
HARTLAND — The four men moved from warmup stretches, to lunges, to passing a weighted ball, to jump roping motions in place. When sufficiently warm, they strapped on their gloves and made their way to the punching bags.
Planet Fitness being pitched for Woodman’s outlot 02-16-2019
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha could soon have another Planet Fitness. According to city records, the company is pitching a plan for a 20,730-square-foot fitness center that would be located in one of the outlots of Woodman's Food Market, 1600 E. Main St.
Former car lot may be revitalized, developed 02-16-2019
MUKWONAGO — Village Board members will vote on spending approximately $80,000 to revitalize the former Lynch dealership at 915 Main Street as they continue negotiations with a developer to construct an apartment complex.
Waukesha State Bank to mark 75 years this spring 02-16-2019
WAUKESHA — When Waukesha State Bank opened its doors in 1944, it had a handful of employees, and one key mission — to provide banking services not just to the wealthy, but for the average joe as well.
Massage parlor owner charged in prostitution investigation 02-16-2019
NEW BERLIN — An undercover investigation into a New Berlin massage parlor allegedly has revealed that employees were performing sexual acts on clients in addition to massages.
Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact 02-15-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states' border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago's northern suburbs.
Groundbreaking set for new downtown apartment complex 02-15-2019
HARTFORD — A formal groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of site work for downtown Hartford’s new 82-unit complex will be held starting at 11 a.m. Feb. 28.
Generac Holdings reports quarterly income of $75.6M 02-15-2019
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $75.6 million.
Items at former Olympia Resort to be sold 02-15-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A liquidation sale for Olympia Resort & Conference Center has been announced for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday for up to 30 days.
GO Riteway acquires Indiana bus company 02-15-2019
OAK CREEK — GO Riteway Transportation Group announced Wednesday it has acquired Cardinal Buses, Inc. of Middlebury, Ind.
Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct in December 02-14-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year's holiday sales fizzled unexpectedly. Even e-commerce suffered a big setback.
Nearly 600 Shopko workers facing layoffs in May 02-14-2019
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Labor officials say nearly 600 Wisconsin workers will lose their jobs when Shopko Stores closes another 11 stores statewide in May.
Public hearing to be held on the rezoning of Olympia property 02-14-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council will hold a public hearing to discuss an amendment to the city’s comprehensive land use plan that would allow Wangard Partners to put apartments on the defunct Olympia Resort and Conference Center, according to the preliminary council agenda.
‘It was a mess and a nightmare’ 02-14-2019
CEDARBURG — It may not look like it to the average eye, but there’s been a lot of work going on behind the scenes at the Amcast site, also known as tax incremental financing district No. 4 in the city of Cedarburg.
Alto-Shaam to expand HQ to Menomonee Falls 02-14-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS — As result of eight years of significant growth and record-breaking growth in 2018, Alto-Shaam announced Wednesday it plans to grow its headquarters in Menomonee Falls.
Monthly home sales remain seasonally low in January 02-14-2019
WAUKESHA — As is typical for the first month of the year, January home sales in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Washington-Ozaukee counties were slow.
Quad/Graphics rebrands itself as ‘Quad’
SUSSEX — Although its legal name will remain Quad/Graphics, Inc., the Sussex-based company will be going by the name of Quad to reflect its focus on marketing solutions.
East meets West Bend 02-13-2019
WEST BEND — The best of Asian cuisine, whether Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese, will soon be served in West Bend at the new Pearl of Canton restaurant, set to open Thursday — just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Oshkosh Defense receives $232.7M order to rebuild Army vehicles 02-13-2019
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Defense company, has been awarded a $232.7 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize vehicles in the Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles fleet.
The Corridor to add Old Navy, Party City, Five Below 02-13-2019
BROOKFIELD — Slowly growing, The Shoppes at The Corridor in Brookfield will now add Old Navy, Party City and Five Below next to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Culver’s named top burger chain in U.S.
WAUKESHA — Since 1984, Wisconsinites have been enamored with Culver’s butter burgers and custard — but now it turns out so is much of the nation.
US job openings jump to record high of 7.3 million 02-12-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept, evidence that the job market is strong despite several challenges facing the economy.
Bank offers financial literacy tools 02-12-2019
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has teamed up with three nonprofit organizations to educate individuals and families who are looking to make the dream of homeownership a reality.
Chick-fil-A hearing scheduled for Feb. 27 02-12-2019
DELAFIELD – While a City Hall public hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., questions are being raised about plans for a Chick-fil-A restaurant and a multiuse commercial building at the northeast corner of the Interstate 94/Highway 83 interchange.
Statements of the skin 02-12-2019
GRAFTON — WisconSkin Ink is a body art and piercing parlor with a penchant for the extreme, expressive and odd.
School bus service Johnson Bus announces pending sale 02-12-2019
WEST BEND — Family-owned Johnson Bus, which started nearly eight decades ago with a milk truck and two logging trucks, recently announced intentions to sell its school bus service and is in the process of finalizing the deal.
Centraal Grand Cafe to reopen 02-12-2019
MILWAUKEE — The recently renovated Centraal Grand Cafe & Tappery, formerly Cafe Centraal, will reopen Wednesday.
Toys “R” Us new owner to open stores abroad 02-12-2019
WAUKESHA — Toys “R” Us is being resurrected by Tru Kids Inc. and the new owners plan to open 70 stores in Europe, Asia and India this year.
‘The Great Salt Shortage of 2019’ 02-12-2019
WAUKESHA — A group of a dozen people waited around the lobby of Tomchek Ace Hardware in Waukesha at noon Monday as pallets of snow-melting ice were stacked on bare shelves with a forklift. Employees joked that it felt like Black Friday.
Wisconsin credit unions increase lending in 2018 02-09-2019
MADISON - Total lending, as well as net income, increased at Wisconsin’s 125 state-chartered credit unions, when compared to 2017, according to data released Friday by the Department of Financial Institutions.
WOW Workforce Development is now Forward Careers
If you’ve ever lived in Waukesha, Washington or Ozaukee counties and found yourself looking for a job, you may have received some assistance from Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (or WOW) Workforce Development, Inc.
Survey: More than half of retailers just surviving 02-08-2019
Generally, retailers are considered an optimistic bunch, but a new survey has revealed some sobering results about the opportunities they see ahead or the lack of them.
Aldi opens second Waukesha store 02-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s second Aldi grocery store opened Thursday at 2210 W. St. Paul Ave. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and giveaways.
Local pharmacists discuss evolving industry 02-08-2019
WAUKESHA — It’s no secret old-timey pharmacies with soda fountains, barstools and stained cabinetry have faded away, but some family-run and independent pharmacies have found a way to survive in an industry marked by acquisitions and mergers.
U-Haul redevelopment plan for former Kmart appears ‘dead’ 02-08-2019
HARTFORD — The proposed redevelopment of the former Kmart site in Hartford Plaza by U-Haul Moving and Storage appears dead, at least for now.
US jobless aid applications plummet to low level of 234,000 02-08-2019
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped sharply last week, a sign that layoffs are rare and the job market is strong.
Fiserv has 4Q profit of $286 million 02-08-2019
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv Inc. (FISV) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $286 million.
Shopko announces more store closings, including Watertown and Racine 02-08-2019
WAUKESHA — Green Bay-based Shopko announced the additional planned closures of stores around the country, including in Watertown and Racine.
The Mayfair Collection’s next phase receives approval 02-08-2019
WAUWATOSA — The terms of a development agreement allowing for the creation of seven development pad sites that can accommodate up to 750 additional residential units and 360,000 square feet of corporate space has been approved by the city of Wauwatosa.
Cedarburg’s Arrabelle project on track 02-07-2019
CEDARBURG — Since receiving its final approvals in February 2018, the Arrabelle project on the south side of Cedarburg’s downtown district has been a flurry of activity.
Downtown Cedarburg TID project spurs discussion 02-07-2019
CEDARBURG — The process of creating a new development is one with many steps and many discussions. The latest revisions to Greg Zimmerschied’s planned project on the corner of Mill Street and Washington Avenue in Cedarburg’s tax incremental financing district No. 3 was a prime example of this at Monday’s Plan Commission meeting.
Gallery of Wisconsin Art owner Hartman retiring 02-07-2019
Ric Hartman swelled with pride as he walked through the Gallery of Wisconsin Art, which he established two years ago.
Craig Husar jewelry store opens at new site in Town of Brookfield 02-07-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The jewelry store once called Lyle Husar Designs is still run by the same family but has a new name and location.
ProHealth Care breaks ground on $55M facility, renovations 02-07-2019
MUKWONAGO — Pro-Health Care staff and community members gathered at ProHealth’s Mukwonago medical campus Wednesday as the company broke ground on its new $55 million hospital and medical campus renovations.
Part of American Family amphitheater roof raised 02-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — A portion of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater roof on the Summerfest grounds was lifted Tuesday to almost double the height of the existing roof. It went from 39 feet to 65 feet.
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport drops ‘General’ 02-06-2019
MILWAUKEE — To be more reflective of its geographical location, General Mitchell International Airport dropped “General” from its name and added “Milwaukee” on Monday, making the airport hub now called Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.
Generac Power Systems opens distribution center in Janesville 02-06-2019
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Power Systems announced Tuesday it has opened a new distribution center in Janesville that will employ 80 people to fill a variety of positions, including material handling, shipping and receiving.
Event barn approved in Lac La Belle 02-06-2019
LAC LA BELLE — The Prestwick Group’s plans to build a 5,500-square-foot event barn next to the Club at Lac La Belle Golf Course, in addition to renovating the golf course club house and constructing new parking lots for the facilities, have been approved by the village.
U.S. Bank to lay off 40 workers in Brookfield 02-06-2019
WAUKESHA — U.S. Bank notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday that it will lay off 40 employees at its Brookfield branch at 16900 W. Capitol Drive.
Mequon’s Gentian Financial growing 02-05-2019
MEQUON — Construction is underway to expand the former one-room schoolhouse to house the growing needs of Gentian Financial Inc.
Eric’s Porter Haus suspends menu after losing cook 02-05-2019
WAUKESHA — Local surf and turf lovers may have to rest their steak knives for a few days.
The changing face of retail 02-05-2019
If you’ve kept a watchful eye on retail-related headlines this past year, the headlines can seem ominous — particularly for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.
From small business to global player
TOWN OF GENESEE — To drive past its sprawling, newly remodeled corporate headquarters off Genesee and Hillside roads southwest of Waukesha, it’s hard to imagine that Generac Power Systems was once a small business with only five employees.
A sign to smile 02-03-2019
WEST BEND — The saying “less is more,” coupled with a desire to spread a positive message, inspired one gas station owner to use her message board in a new way.
Marcus acquires Movie Tavern, reports quarterly earnings
MILWAUKEE — The new year has started with positive momentum for The Marcus Corporation which announced Friday it has completed the acquisition of Movie Tavern, increasing its footprint by 23 percent, and that its fourth quarter earnings were up 5.7 percent.
Consumers Love Valentine’s Day 02-02-2019
WAUKESHA — Love has not been lost for those who celebrate Valentine’s Day with a record amount of money anticipated to be spent for the romantic day, according to the National Retail Federation.
Lang seeks I-94/Highway C land 02-02-2019
DELAFIELD — Calendar entrepreneur and developer Bob Lang is planning a complex of seven multiuse buildings that he has dubbed “New Delafield” on 28 acres he is trying to acquire near Interstate 94 and Highway C, south of the downtown business district.
US employers add robust 304K jobs; joblessness up to 4 pct. 02-01-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers shrugged off last month's partial government shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.
Hartford Chamber honors volunteers, businesses at annual dinner 02-01-2019
HARTFORD — Unusually cold winter weather failed to stop the annual Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner from going on as planned Thursday night at the Chandelier Ballroom.
First full-service dermatology clinic in West Bend is open for business 02-01-2019
WEST BEND — Dr. Burt Steffes recently brought the first full-service dermatology clinic to West Bend when he opened his practice, Dermatology an Cosmetic Physicians, S.C.
Vacant Sonic still to be replaced by Summit Credit Union 02-01-2019
WAUKESHA — Nine months after receiving final site plan approval from the Plan Commission, Summit Credit Union has confirmed that it still plans to construct a 3,900-square-foot branch at the site of the long-shuttered Sonic drive-thru at Moreland Boulevard and Springdale Road.
Waukesha’s 2nd Aldi to open Feb. 7
WAUKESHA — Waukesha's second Aldi grocery store is slated to open next Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2210 W. St. Paul Ave. next to the Kohl's Department Store at the Fox Run Shopping Center.
Evers, Foxconn say Wisconsin project moving forward
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' administration and Foxconn Technology Group both say they are moving forward with plans for a project that could employ up to 13,000 people.
Fed keeps key rate unchanged and pledges to be 'patient'
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged and signaling it could leave rates alone in coming months given economic pressures and mild inflation.
Foxconn changes focus of massive Wisconsin project
MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group is changing the focus of its planned $10 billion Wisconsin campus, while insisting it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs as promised.
Wisconsin Supreme Court says bank not liable in Koss embezzlement 01-29-2019
MADISON, Wis. — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court says Park Bank isn't liable in a Koss Corp. executive's scheme to embezzle $34 million from the Milwaukee-based headphones manufacturer.
Harley-Davidson 4Q revenue weak, motorcycle shipments down 01-29-2019
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson's fourth-quarter profit dropped from a year earlier, stung by a large restructuring expense.
CUW to host business lecture series 01-29-2019
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin’s Batterman School of Business will kick off its fourth annual MBA Industry Leaders Seminar Wednesday with a presentation by Andy Nunemaker, CEO of Milwaukee-based Dynamis Corp., entitled “Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur.”
Thiensville development advances 01-29-2019
THIENSVILLE — Final designs and a firm construction schedule are still to be submitted, but plans for a retail and apartment development in downtown Thiensville cleared a first hurdle last week.
Living up to the Hype 01-29-2019
MEQUON — HYPE is an acronym for “heighten your performance everyday.”
Third phase of Lumberyard 1505 to get underway soon 01-29-2019
GRAFTON — The Lumberyard development continues to lumber forward, as the development has entered the first stages of another phase.
Survey of economists: U.S. recession unlikely within 12 months 01-29-2019
WASHINGTON — A majority of business economists foresee no recession in the United States within the next 12 months but do predict a slowdown in growth this year.
Public hearing set for land use plan at Olympia 01-29-2019
OCONOMOWOC — A public hearing has been set to hear comments from citizens about a proposed amendment to the Oconomowoc Comprehensive Land Use Plan for 2010-30 regarding the former Olympia site.
U.S. charges Chinese tech giant Huawei, top executive
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and a top executive, who are accused of misleading banks about the company’s business and violating U.S. sanctions.
Wahlberg family restaurant coming to Town of Brookfield 01-29-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Turns out the Wahlberg family is more than actors and performers — they are also creative in the kitchen.
Redevelopment Authority could finalize RFP for Delafield Street strip mall site 01-26-2019
WAUKESHA — In what is shaping up to be a slow period at City Hall next week, the one committee slated to take some notable action is the city’s Redevelopment Authority.
Upskilling on the up 01-26-2019
WAUKESHA — The decade-long debate of whether automation is replacing humans in the job market has culminated in a study suggesting that robots may not in fact be taking over.
For sale: a piece of vinyl history 01-25-2019
THIENSVILLE — When you walk up the five steps and swing open the wooden door to Stardust Records & Collectibles, it’s like entering a time capsule.
Strattec Security reports 2Q loss of $22.2 million 01-25-2019
MILWAUKEE — Strattec Security Corp. (STRT) on Thursday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $22.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
First Business Financial Services: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
MADISON — First Business Financial Services Inc. (FBIZ) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $4.1 million.
Associated Banc-Corp reports 4Q earnings of $89 million
GREEN BAY — Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $89 million.
Mayor reflects on local economy after news of ShopKo’s closing 01-25-2019
WEST BEND — Mayor Kraig Sadownikow said he thinks the local economy is doing well; despite news of ShopKo closing in West Bend, other new businesses show promise.
Former Waukesha Engine transitions to new owner 01-25-2019
WAUKESHA — An Innio sign is draped over the former GE’s Distributed Power sign in Waukesha on Thursday.
Walmart raises driver wages, can make up to almost $90K in first year 01-25-2019
MILWAUKEE — Yet another company is raising its wages to find workers. Walmart announced Thursday that its drivers will receive a pay increase so they can now earn an average of $87,500 in their first year of employment.
Evers to commit $31M in budget plan for Marinette Marine
MARINETTE, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers plans to commit $31 million in his budget plan to help Marinette Marine.
Holiday heartbreak for retailers 01-24-2019
NEW YORK — The holiday season was a brutal one for U.S. retailers, especially department stores and companies that sell luxury products, and companies and investors alike didn’t see it coming.
Briggs & Stratton reports second quarter loss 01-24-2019
WAUWATOSA — Briggs & Stratton Corp. (BGG) on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.6 million in its fiscal second quarter.
raSmith to open office in Milwaukee 01-24-2019
MILWAUKEE — raSmith will open an office in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood during March.
Bringing the ‘etcetera’ to wine bar 01-24-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Vino Etc. is under new ownership as of Jan. 1 with former Vino Etc. bartender Brian Borkowski taking over.
The keg connoisseur 01-24-2019
MILWAUKEE — When the dust settles at a college party and the keg is finally tapped, what happens to the keg?
Partnership Bank to be acquired by Bank First National 01-24-2019
CEDARBURG — It’s a new chapter for another homegrown Ozaukee County banking institution. On Wednesday, Manitowoc-based Bank First National Corp. announced plans to acquire Cedarburg-based Partnership Bank.
Milwaukee W-O-W unemployment rate drops further in December 01-24-2019
WAUKESHA — The unemployment rates for metro Milwaukee took another dip in December coming in at 2.7 percent, down slightly from the 2.9 percent rate in November and 2.8 percent for December 2017, according to data released Wednesday.
Walgreens settles Medicaid violation accusations 01-23-2019
MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Wisconsin says Walgreens has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that it failed to comply with Medicaid rules designed to ensure that stimulant medications are dispensed for appropriate medical treatment.
Richfield petitions railroads head for Holy Hill Road crossing work 01-23-2019
RICHFIELD — As part of development of a new Kwik Trip store in the village at the site of a former truck stop and restaurant, the village is petitioning the state Office of the Commissioner of Railroads to determine whether changes at a railroad crossing on Holy Hill Road (Highway 167) just west of the development site are needed.
LindenGrove’s New Berlin location to open in February
BROOKFIELD — Linden-Grove Communities announced Tuesday that its newest location will open in February in New Berlin.
MMAC: Metro Milwaukee business owners optimistic 01-23-2019
WAUKESHA — Business owners in the metro Milwaukee area are feeling optimistic about 2019, according to a recent survey by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
160-plus years and counting 01-23-2019
SLINGER — For over 160 years, the building on the corner of West Washington Street and South Kettle Moraine Drive in downtown Slinger has had a tenure in the restaurant and pub business.
Miller Park won't be called Miller Park in 2021 01-22-2019
MILWAUKEE — The home of the Milwaukee Brewers will be renamed when MillerCoors' naming rights expire following the 2020 season.
Better Business Bureau creates tool for reporting suspicious ads 01-22-2019
WAUKESHA — Suspicious ads are everywhere and the Better Business Bureau has responded by creating the online tool BBB AdTruth to enable shoppers to report suspicious or misleading ads.
Badger Railing to expand in Milwaukee 01-22-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Badger Railing has hired MSI General Corporation to design and build an approximate 16,500-square-foot plant, lunchroom and locker room to its facility at 3880 W. Milwaukee Road in Milwaukee.
Cedarburg investment firms join forces 01-22-2019
CEDARBURG — Linden Investment Consultants, a Cedarburg-based financial services firm, announced Jan. 9 it has chosen to align with LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer, to support its business.
Area law firm now Willms-O’Leary 01-22-2019
THIENSVILLE – Willms S.C., a local estate planning law firm on North Main Street in Thiensville announced on Jan. 1 that it has changed its name to Willms-O’Leary S.C.
Belgianwerkx changes hands 01-22-2019
MEQUON — Belgianwerkx Bicycle Studio, a Mequon supplier of bikes, components and accessories for the serious cyclist, is under new ownership.
Acieta launches new automated welding equipment 01-22-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Acieta has launched FastARC Standard Weld Cells, which will help manufacturers adopt new robotic welding capabilities quickly and inexpensively, the City of Pewaukee company announced.
Former Fox 6 journalist to lead seminar in West Bend 01-21-2019
Katrina Cravy, a former Fox 6 television personality in Milwaukee and best known for the “Contact 6” segment, will lead an emergency crisis communication seminar in West Bend.
Ristorante Lago to close, reopen under new brand 01-20-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Ristorante Lago on Pewaukee Lake will be closing Jan. 26 and reopen in February with a new name and concept.
Keller named general contractor for ProAmpac expansion in Hartford 01-20-2019
HARTFORD — Keller Construction, with offices in the Fox Cities, has been named the general contractor for a major expansion of the ProAmpac facility at 2261 Innovation Way in the city’s industrial park.
Newburg officials approve Casey’s General Store site plan
NEWBURG — Casey’s General Store’s site plan received full support after Thursday night’s meeting with the village’s trustees.
ProHealth Care wants to remodel entrances at Waukesha Memorial 01-20-2019
WAUKESHA — Patients and guests visiting ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital could be in for a new greeting with proposed remodels of the East Entrance and North Wing of the facility.
Aerospace defense manufacturer plans new HQ in City of Pewaukee 01-20-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Angelus Corporation’s proposed 40,000-square-foot headquarters was approved following a Plan Commission meeting Thursday night.
Franklin company’s closure affects 2 employees, 83 contractors 01-20-2019
FRANKLIN — Becton, Dickinson and Company notified the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on Friday that it will close its Franklin location, which will result in two employees losing their jobs.
Raised Grain to celebrate new taproom and brewery next weekend 01-20-2019
WAUKESHA — A two-day celebration of Raised Grain Brewing has been planned for next weekend to welcome customers to its new taproom and brewery on Dolphin Drive in Waukesha.
Paul Davis company moving to City of Pewaukee 01-20-2019
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — As its operations continue to grow in the Milwaukee area, Paul Davis of Southeast and Fox Valley will move its offices to the City of Pewaukee off Interstate 94.
Foxconn creates 1,000-plus jobs in 2018, will not seek state co-investment 01-20-2019
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group announced it created 1,032 jobs in support of its Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park with 178 of those jobs meeting the requirement for the 2018 round of investment tax credits/co-investment from the state; however, it will not seek the first round of co-investment from the state.
Selling CBD oil is the new side hustle for moms 01-18-2019
CHICAGO — Looking to relieve her miniature dachshund Parky’s arthritis, Plainfield, Ill., mother of two Teressa Sworsky discovered hemp oil.
Putting a strain on the little guy 01-18-2019
WEST BEND — The partial federal government shutdown has ranging effects throughout Washington County both directly and indirectly.
Study shows more shoppers want free shipping 01-18-2019
WAUKESHA — A recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation found that more consumers want and expect free shipping for items they buy online; however, more are embracing options such as local store pickup.
Manitou North America to present new equipment 01-18-2019
WEST BEND — New products from Manitou North America will be introduced at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas and will include Gehl, Mustang and Manitou brands.
Master Z’s to open store in former Laacke & Joys location
WAUKESHA — Master Z’s announced Thursday it will open another store location in the Town of Brookfield where Laacke & Joys was located until it recently closed.
Court approves Shopko to continue operations during bankruptcy 01-18-2019
GREEN BAY — Just a day after filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 protection, Shopko was informed it could continue its operations.
Wisconsin unemployment rate remains 3 percent 01-17-2019
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at 3 percent, marking the 11th month in a row at has been at that level of lower.
Industrial areas can include health care offices 01-17-2019
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council passed a resolution to amend an ordinance to allow medical and dental offices, as well as physical, occupational and massage therapy businesses in industrial zoned areas.
Mediator to determine next steps for lakefront condo proposal 01-17-2019
OCONOMOWOC — An outside mediator will likely be enlisted to determine next steps for a controversial condominium project at the historic 517 Lake Road site in the heart of Oconomowoc.
Hearing set on Herzing’s planned reuse of Fresh Market site 01-17-2019
BROOKFIELD — The proposed transformation of a former high-end grocery store space into a university campus building in Brookfield moved one step closer to reality this week.
First Pigtails & Crewcuts opens in state 01-17-2019
BROOKFIELD — A salon focusing on making getting a haircut fun for a child has opened in Brookfield.
Osage Food Products buys former Carnation plant 01-17-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Osage Food Products has purchased the building at 132 S. Concord Road that once housed Carnation operations and then was home to Lake Country Foods.
Shopko files for bankruptcy; will close West Bend and other stores 01-17-2019
WEST BEND — Shopko announced Wednesday it and its subsidiaries filed for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Fiserv buys First Data for $22B, creating fintech giant 01-16-2019
NEW YORK — Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22 billion all-stock deal, creating a giant player in the payments and financial technology sector.
Sears staves off liquidation, stores to remain open 01-16-2019
NEW YORK — Sears will live on— at least for now.
Watertown barbershop wins Main Street Makeover Contest 01-16-2019
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Tuesday that Anthony’s 511 barbershop in downtown Watertown is the winner in its annual Main Street Makeover Contest.
Child and Family Therapeutic Systems adds new Elkhorn location 01-16-2019
ELKHORN — A new location in Elkhorn has been opened by Child and Family Therapeutic Systems to increase access to personalized, systemic therapeutic services.
State AG obtains $360K judgment against Froedtert Memorial 01-16-2019
MADISON — Attorney General Josh Kaul’s office has reportedly obtained a judgment against Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Inc., requiring the health care provider to pay $360,000 in forfeitures, court costs, surcharges, and attorney fees for violating state hazardous waste laws and regulations at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.
ReStore to take over vacant Gander Mountain building in Germantown 01-16-2019
GERMANTOWN — A former big-box retail space in Germantown that once housed Gander Mountain could soon be repurposed for an expanded resale shop operated by Habitat for Humanity.
Wisconsin offers assistance to furloughed federal employees 01-16-2019
MADISON — Federal employees who are finding themselves on furlough because of the federal shutdown are able to apply for unemployment benefits in Wisconsin to help meet their financial needs.
Mama Mia’s in Mequon moving to Germantown 01-16-2019
MEQUON — Jude Barbiere’s Mama Mia’s, which has been located for more than six years in Mequon, is moving to Germantown.
Little Switzerland 01-16-2019
SLINGER — Little Switzerland is again welcoming visitors to the slopes, now boasting nearly a decade of operation under its current management.
North Shore Dance Studio moving  01-15-2019
MEQUON — New Year. New Home. This is North Shore Dance Studio’s 2019 slogan as the performance studio gears up to transition into a different space by the end of the month.
Former Tecumseh Products site in Grafton picks up another tenant  01-15-2019
GRAFTON — Phoenix Investors, which purchased the former Tecumseh Products Co. engine plant in Grafton, has another tenant for the building.
Grafton Shopko one of six to close 01-15-2019
GRAFTON — Weeks of rumors about the demise of the Shopko store in Grafton are now official.
Hartford panel rejects U-Haul development of former Kmart site 01-15-2019
HARTFORD — Officials of U-Haul Moving and Storage Company left Monday night’s Plan Commission meeting disappointed and refused to comment after the Commission voted against approving the company’s plan to redevelop the Hartford Plaza into large U-Haul Neighborhood Store.
Evers wants WEDC to create entrepreneurship committee
WAUKESHA — Gov. Tony Evers is asking the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to create a committee for entrepreneurship and innovation.
Leases, used car sales could be hurt by tax refunds: What to know 01-15-2019
DETROIT — The warnings flashed a few years back: 2019 was to be a year of the “lease tsunami.”
Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award nominees announced 01-15-2019
MADISON — The companies competing to be named to the 31st Annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards list has been narrowed down to 28.
Cost-slasher Digital First makes run at Gannett 01-15-2019
Digital First Media, the hedge fund-controlled firm known for extreme cost-cutting in newsrooms from the Philadelphia suburbs to California, is making a $1.4-billion hostile bid for Gannett Co., the publisher of more than 100 daily newspapers, including USA Today and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
December home sales decline 10.8% in metro Milwaukee
WAUKESHA — The home selling market for the metro Milwaukee market did not end on a high note for 2018 with a decline of 1.4 percent in year-over-year sales and the month of December also dipping 10.8 percent when compared to last December, according to data from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors on Monday.
Hom Wood Fired Grill to close at Bayshore 01-13-2019
GLENDALE — Like its first location in Brookfield, Hom Wood Fired Grill is set to close at Bayshore Town Center.
Herzing University proposes campus in vacant Brookfield building 01-13-2019
BROOKFIELD — Empty since summer, the former Fresh Market building at Brookfield Square may soon be filled by Herzing University.
Fiscal Facts: Manufacturing is a bigger share of Wisconsin's workforce than most other states 01-12-2019
WAUKESHA - In 2017, the manufacturing sector in Wisconsin produced $59.1 billion in economic output, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Shopko announces closure of 6 more stores in Wisconsin
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko has announced the closure of six more stores in Wisconsin.
U-Haul proposes purchase, redevelopment of Hartford Plaza 01-11-2019
HARTFORD — U-Haul Moving and Storage is proposing to buy and develop the mostly and long vacant Hartford Plaza along Highway 60, but some city officials have said that if the company sticks to the plan as now proposed it is possible it could be rejected.
Target rings up strong holiday sales growth of 5.7% 01-11-2019
MINNEAPOLIS — Holiday sales jumped 5.7 percent at Target Corp. during the November-December holiday shopping season compared to a year ago, fueling what could be the retailer’s largest full-year sales gains since 2005.
Kohl’s reports increased holiday sales, improves outlook 01-11-2019
MENOMONEE FALLS —The holiday season was a jolly one for retailer Kohl’s Corporation, which on Thursday reported an increase of 1.2 percent in comparable sales, resulting in the company improving its fiscal outlook.
Weak holiday sales at department stores catch many off guard 01-10-2019
NEW YORK — NEW YORK — It was supposed to be a great holiday shopping season. Many investors had expected department stores to enjoy robust sales in light of a U.S. economy buoyed by low unemployment, higher wages, strong consumer confidence and cheap gas.
Creation of Okauchee downtown zoning district proposed
OKAUCHEE — Waukesha County and the Town of Oconomowoc are looking at creating a Downtown Okauchee Zoning District in order to improve upon the city’s downtown area and attract new businesses to the area.
New plans for historic Lake Road site submitted 01-10-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Renner Architects, the developer behind plans that would place a condominium project at the historic 517 Lake Road site, has submitted updated plans to be reviewed at the Architectural Commission meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall, 174. E Wisconsin Ave.
Bamboo Bistro bound for Grafton 01-10-2019
GRAFTON — One family’s goal is to bring the food they know and love to the community around them, because their community is just another kind of family.
Council lifts zoning moratorium 01-10-2019
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council took several steps Tuesday aimed at what members hope will guide appropriate development for a prominent entryway to the city.
Cedarburg condo concept plan stalls
CEDARBURG — A new condominium development on Cedarburg’s south side proposed for residents 55 years and older side will have to wait another month for a necessary amendment to the land-use plan and a rezone of the property.
WaterStone Bank launches program for first responders
WAUWATOSA — WaterStone Bank has created a program to serve area first responders called HERO.
Ascension Wisconsin partners with Emerus Holdings to expand health care coverage 01-10-2019
GLENDALE — Ascension Wisconsin announced Wednesday it has partnered with Emerus Holdings Inc., the nation’s first and largest operator of neighborhood hospitals, to expand health care coverage in Wisconsin.
Grubhub has arrived in Waukesha, Washington counties 01-10-2019
WAUKESHA — It’s a bitterly cold Wednesday afternoon, but inside the kitchen at Pho King Awesome, at 316 W. Sunset Drive on Waukesha’s south side, the steam wafting from stock pots is all the warmth that’s needed, as cooks hum about preparing meals.
Improv comedy club coming to The Corners of Brookfield 01-10-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Corners is taking shape as the living, dining, shopping and entertainment center it was planned to be with Wednesday’s announcement that the comedy venue Improv will open in the center in 2020.
Panel endorses proposed Sendik’s renovations at The Corners 01-10-2019
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The mixed-use Corners development is less than two years old, but structural changes are afoot as 2019 gets underway.
Shopko supplier says retailer will soon file for bankruptcy 01-09-2019
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — A pharmaceutical drug supplier to Shopko says the Wisconsin-based retail chain is expected to file for bankruptcy next week.
Landmark Credit Union announces new Brookfield branch
NEW BERLIN — Landmark Credit Union announced on Tuesday plans for a new branch location in Brookfield on the northwest corner of Bluemound Road and Janacek Road.
Some in downtown West Bend group regret overpaying for students’ ideas
WEST BEND — Members of the Downtown West Bend Business Improvement District expressed some buyer’s remorse when they reviewed some of the ideas the high school and college students generated as part of The Commons group.
Erin Hills named a top golf course 01-09-2019
TOWN OF ERIN — Erin Hills Golf Course moved up two spots and landed at No. 42 on Golf Digest’s 100 greatest U.S. golf course rankings, which includes private and public courses.
Chicago-style pizza maker Giordano’s coming to Wisconsin 01-09-2019
WAUKESHA — For Wisconsin residents who love Chicago-style deep dish pizza, the real thing will be getting a little closer.
Experienced retailers open farmhouse chic store in Hartford 01-09-2019
HARTFORD — Experienced retailers and southeastern Wisconsin natives Sue and Bill Gessert have returned to the area to bring a new store to downtown Hartford.
ProHealth Care and UW Health extend partnership 01-09-2019
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care and UW Health announced Tuesday it will extend its clinical partnership to include heart and vascular care.
Bowls joins Public Market 01-08-2019
MEQUON — Bowls, a popular restaurant in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood, was announced Friday as the latest addition to the Mequon Public Market.
Kwik Trip purchases West Bend Citgo station 01-08-2019
WEST BEND — Kwik Trip will continue to expand in West Bend through buying and rebranding a pre-existing gas station.
Jackson panel recommends storage unit proposal, but questions still loom 01-06-2019
JACKSON — After a one-month hiatus, a village of Jackson panel Thursday gave a favorable recommendation to a proposed 60-unit storage facility near a residential development.
Bowls to open second location in Mequon 01-05-2019
MEQUON — Bowls is the latest restaurant announced for the Mequon Public Market at Spur 16.
MMAC: Economic indicators holding steady 01-05-2019
MILWAUKEE — Economic indicators for the metro Milwaukee area are holding steady and are improving slightly for unemployment and employment, according to data released Friday by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
Kohler adds to smart product line to improve music and lighting experiences
KOHLER — As homes continue to get “smarter” with the use of technology, Kohler Co. has improved its line of technology-driven products.
36,546-square-foot manufacturing facility pitched for business park 01-05-2019
WAUKESHA — When the Waukesha Plan Commission gathers Wednesday evening, one of the bigger items it will be asked to review is a preliminary site plan for a 36,546square-foot manufacturing facility being proposed for the Waukesha Corporate Center.
Developer submits new plans for historic Lake Road site 01-05-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Renner Architects, the developer behind plans that would place a condominium project at the historic 517 Lake Road site, has submitted updated plans to be reviewed at the Architectural Commission meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday in City Hall, 174. E Wisconsin Ave.
US employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December 01-04-2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government.
Germantown company acquired by Nashville-based firm
GERMANTOWN — Blower Application Co. Inc. was recently acquired by Gen Cap America, based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware to open Feb. 2 in Brookfield 01-04-2019
BROOKFIELD — The move from Milwaukee to Brookfield is complete for Rockler Woodworking and Hardware with the grand opening planned for Feb. 2.
New system helps with 163 shoulder replacements in first year locally 01-04-2019
WAUKESHA — In the first year of use by Pro-Health Orthopedic Care and the surgeons of Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin, ExactechGPS has helped with 163 shoulder replacements locally.
Living the good life 01-03-2019
MERTON — U.S. Census data released earlier this month indicating that several of the state’s wealthiest communities are in Waukesha and Ozaukee counties.
Buffet of Options 01-03-2019
OCONOMOWOC — Citizens of Oconomowoc don’t have to go far to find something to satisfy their appetite any longer.
Jackson salon completes months-long renovation 01-03-2019
JACKSON — Desire 2 Inspire has completed a nine-month expansion to offer more services and employ additional salon professionals.
Sprecher’s Pub to close at Bayshore 01-03-2019
GLENDALE — Sprecher’s Pub at the Bayshore Town Center announced Wednesday it will close its doors next week.
Prairie Financial Group to be divided into two brands 01-03-2019
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank announced Wednesday that its Prairie Financial Group division will be separated into two brands: Prairie Trust and Waukesha State Bank Wealth Management.
Periwinkle’s Bakery to focus on special orders, products for deli 01-03-2019
WAUKESHA — A new year is the time for reinvention and the case is no different at Periwinkle’s Bakery on Broadway, which after five years of operation is transitioning to a production facility to create products for sale at its parent company, neighboring Rochester Deli, as well as to fill custom orders.
Halquist sells Lisbon quarry to Lannon Stone 01-03-2019
TOWN OF LISBON — Lannon Stone Incorporated has purchased from Halquist Stone Company the approximately 300-acre Lisbon limestone quarry at the intersection of Highway K (Lisbon Road) and Highway F on the Lisbon-Sussex border.
TD Graphics moves into new facility in Kewaskum 01-02-2019
KEWASKUM — Travis Dassow was just sick of relying on someone else to do what he needed done and, at the same time, wanted to save a little money.
CBD gains popularity as local retailers enter cannabis market 01-02-2019
WAUKESHA — The popular cannabis extract from hemp known as cannabidiol or “CBD” has emerged in storefronts and street signs as Waukesha-area businesses find their place in the cannabis market — some of which specialize in CBD while others offer CBD products in addition to their usual wares.
Multi-tenant commercial building, salon proposed on West Beloit Road 01-02-2019
NEW BERLIN — An approximately 3,000-square-foot multi-tenant commercial building has been proposed at 12301 W. Beloit Road in the city.
Mainstream Bar & Grill planning expansion 01-02-2019
WAUKESHA — Popular downtown tavern and eatery Mainstream Bar & Grill is expanding.
First Choice Tree Care relocating from Mequon 12-31-2018
GERMANTOWN — The depths of winter might soon be on the horizon, but Germantown officials recently were thinking spring as they finalized a business owner’s application request.
What a difference 50 years can make
CEDARBURG — Fifty years ago this month, volunteers with the Cedarburg Fire Department fought one of the largest fires in the community’s history. Today the building is nearly ready to become home to the largest appliance showroom in the state.
Rezoning of former Fracaro’s tops first council meeting of ’19 12-29-2018
WAUKESHA — When aldermen gather for their first Common Council meeting of the new year on Thursday, they’ll be asked to back a proposal to rezone the former Fracaro’s Lanes property at 1430 White Rock Ave., paving the way for a possible apartment complex at the site.
Connoils LLC construction underway
BIG BEND — Construction of Connoils LLC’s new building is well underway with the shell of the building almost complete, said Mike Duffek, principle of Duffek Construction.
Former American TV warehouses sold for $14.3 million 12-29-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A real estate investment trust out of Boston purchased a parcel of land in the city with two warehouse buildings on the property for $14.3 million, according to state records.
Milwaukee-W.O.W. unemployment 2.9% for November
WAUKESHA — The very low unemployment numbers continued for the month of November around the state at 3 percent, and 2.9 percent for the Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington counties region.
Oconomowoc Kmart is closing 12-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Kmart at 1450 Summit Ave. will be closed come March 2019, according to a press release from Sears Holdings.
Slinger panel approves CUP for fitness center to open at new site 12-28-2018
SLINGER — The village’s Plan Commission recently recommended granting a conditional use permit that would the move and expansion of an existing village business at a nearby larger location.
Working out to tee off 12-28-2018
MEQUON — Golf has been in Andy Fish’s blood since he was in first grade.
Canyon City reopens as Silvernail Inn Bar & Eatery 12-28-2018
WAUKESHA — Longtime Waukesha eatery Canyon City Wood Grille, 2903 N. Grandview Blvd., has officially reopened under the same ownership as the Silvernail Inn Bar & Eatery.
Imperial House Restaurant closed until further notice 12-28-2018
MUKWONAGO — Imperial House Restaurant at 920 Greenwald Court closed earlier this year after the restaurant’s cook was injured, according to the restaurant’s website.
Coffeeville Co. to open 2nd location in 2019 12-27-2018
JACKSON — Coffeeville Co. will open a second location in early January with a limited menu but the same community atmosphere.
Laacke & Joys closing after 170 years in business 12-27-2018
BROOKFIELD — After more than 170 years of selling goods, Laacke & Joys will close its doors.
Oconomowoc KFC closes 12-27-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at 860 E. Wisconsin Ave. has apparently closed for business, perhaps permanently.
Village Board approves new business park tenant 12-27-2018
MUKWONAGO — New Berlin-based Super Products, LLC is slated to become a tenant of Mukwonago’s new business park following Village Board approval of the company’s project at a Dec. 19 meeting, said John Weidl, village administrator and economic development director.
Breach of contract claim dismissed in The Corners’ lawsuit 12-27-2018
WAUKESHA — A judge has dismissed a breach of contract claim brought by the Marcus Corporation against the Town of Brookfield and The Corners, but a claim that the defendants acted in bad faith when they embarked on plans to build a movie theater at the development could continue to trial.
Business leaders get creative to find workers 12-27-2018
WAUKESHA — A tight labor market in Waukesha County is forcing area business owners to get creative to land the talent they need.
Spur 16 adds yoga studio 12-26-2018
MEQUON — Yama Yoga True North is the latest addition to Spur 16 in the Mequon Town Center.
Thiensville-based Falafel Guys opens second restaurant on Milwaukee’s East Side 12-26-2018
THIENSVILLE — Falafel Guys, a restaurant located at 105 W. Freistadt Road in Thiensville, has expanded.
Family-friendly microbrewery coming to Lumberyard 1505 12-26-2018
GRAFTON — Brews, bicycles and board games are coming to the Lumberyard 1505 in Grafton.
Lac La Belle preparing Prestwick codes 12-26-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village staff has begun crafting zoning ordinances to control development of a corporate headquarters for the Prestwick Group near the Lac La Belle golf course following the Village Board’s final approval of amendments to the Smart Growth plan needed to accommodate the development.
Health care is where the jobs are. But what kind of jobs?
More Americans are now employed in health care than in any other industry.
A Food-Centric Family 12-22-2018
WAUKESHA - There’s a little unassuming Asian food restaurant in a Waukesha strip mall that many people may have driven past - or even eaten at - but not have known that one of its fans is famous in the literary world.
Actuant reports first quarter loss 12-21-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Thursday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $17.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
From Firehouse to Food Service 12-21-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — A project transforming a historic firehouse into a restaurant and banquet hall is underway in the village.
State business leaders less optimistic about economy
MADISON — While Wisconsin’s economy remains strong and the state has low unemployment, a survey by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce found that state business leaders are less optimistic heading into 2019 than one year ago.
5 Joints @ 5 Points opens in downtown Waukesha 12-21-2018
WAUKESHA — A new downtown eatery, 5 Joints @ 5 Points, is ready for diners.
Uncle Julio’s now serving Mexican ‘from scratch’ 12-21-2018
BROOKFIELD — Authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine is now up for grabs at Uncle Julio’s, the latest establishment to open in Brookfield Square as part of the development of the former Sears department store site.
Wisconsin unemployment rate at 3 percent for 10th month
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is at or below 3 percent for a record 10th month in a row.
Parker’s Place owner Ellis starts nonprofit 12-20-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Parker’s Place owner Kevin Ellis has started a nonprofit organization called Corbin’s Foundation to help individuals get their health back on track if they can’t afford the fees associated with a gym membership.
‘I never wanted to do anything else except be right here’ 12-20-2018
CEDARBURG — You might say it’s been an uphill battle, but John Jankowski, owner of Ye Olde Pharmacy and Wellness Center in Cedarburg, never doubted his business could compete against the big guys and succeed.
Timmer’s turns the page 12-20-2018
WEST BEND — The history book for Timmer’s Resort just added a chapter to its 154-year-old tale. The previous owners, George and Judi Prescott, finalized the sale of Timmer’s and restaurant to Scott Lurie.
Postorino Decorating announces new ownership 12-20-2018
RACINE — Pastorino Decorating, Inc. announced that for the first time since the company was founded in 1946, it will be owned by someone outside of the Pastorino family.
Audit faults plans to credit Foxconn for work outside state
MADISON — Wisconsin’s economic development agency needs to modify procedures to ensure tax credits aren’t awarded for Foxconn Technology Group employees who don’t do work in the state, which would violate state law and the contract with the company, an audit released Wednesday said.
Fed lifts rates for 4th time this year but sees fewer hikes
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year.
Bids opened for Hartford North Bookend project demolition 12-19-2018
HARTFORD — Bids were received Tuesday for demolition and other preliminary site work that could allow construction of the planned North Bookend apartment project adjacent to the city’s downtown to begin in the spring.
Eagles Landing model now open to public 12-19-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The model condominium at Eagles Landing, 130 W. Wisconsin Ave., is now open to the public for viewing a year and a half after breaking ground in June 2017.
Yoga studio coming to Mequon’s Spur 16 12-19-2018
MEQUON — Yama Yoga True North is the latest addition to Spur 16 in the Mequon Town Center.
The sweet smell of nostalgia 12-19-2018
Browsing a candy counter at a local confectionery and breathing in the heavenly scent of chocolate brings nostalgic delight to people of all ages.
Port Washington State Bank expanding 12-18-2018
MEQUON — Port Washington State Bank announced plans this week to open its eighth branch in Ozaukee County early next year.
Farm Bill awaits Trump’s signature 12-18-2018
WEST BEND — The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 — better known as the Farm Bill — is awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature.
Mayville-based engineering firm acquires Ohio metal company 12-18-2018
WAUKESHA — Mayville Engineering Company, Inc. has acquired Defiance Metal Products, an Ohio-based manufacturer of metal products for the commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction, and military industries, through a private stock purchase, MEC announced Monday.
Smart Growth to be changed for Prestwick 12-18-2018
LAC LA BELLE — The village’s longstanding policy of prohibiting commercial development, except for a local golf course, is likely to be reversed this week by the Village Board.
Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it 12-17-2018
People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up.
New shopping center could feature Jersey Mike’s 12-16-2018
PEWAUKEE — Jersey Mike’s sub shop could make its debut in the Lake Country area following a meeting Thursday night where the Plan Commission approved a conceptual design for a new location on the village’s southeast side.
Panel backs rezoning Fracaro’s site, tables development proposal 12-16-2018
WAUKESHA — The city of Waukesha Plan Commission has backed a proposal to rezone the former Fracaro’s Lanes property at 1430 White Rock Ave. for possible redevelopment as an apartment complex.
Judge hears arguments in Corners suit 12-16-2018
WAUKESHA — A judge this week heard arguments in the Marcus Corp.’s lawsuit against the Town of Brookfield and The Corners, with a decision expected later this month.
Marcus Corporation rings Stock Exchange bell 12-16-2018
MILWAUKEE — Representatives of Milwaukee-based Marcus Corporation rang the Opening Bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday morning.
WhirlyBall could open this summer 12-16-2018
BROOKFIELD — Construction is underway and on track to be completed by summer for the new 45,000-square-foot Whirly-Ball facility at Brookfield Square Mall.
Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans 12-14-2018
BISMARCK, N.D. — The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid.
Students in West Bend learn about career options at networking event 12-14-2018
WEST BEND — More than 60 students spent their morning at the West Bend West cafeteria Thursday morning, learning about various career possibilities, along with the training and education required, when they complete their secondary education.
Prestwick headquarters a ‘done deal’ 12-14-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village officials are admitting they are contractually obligated to allow the Prestwick Group to build its corporate headquarters in the village if the company agrees to buy the village land where the building will be built.
Sendik’s to add main level presence at The Corners 12-14-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Now solely in the lower level of The Corners, Sendik’s Food Markets will invest $5 million into the Town of Brookfield location to increase the store’s footprint, which includes a main level presence.
First Federal Bank rings closing bell at the Nasdaq Stock MarketSite 12-14-2018
WAUKESHA — On Wednesday, First Federal Bank of Wisconsin President and Chief Executive Officer Edward H. Schaefer rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq Stock MarketSite in New York’s Times Square.
Shopko Optical to open on Sunset Drive in Waukesha
WAUKESHA — Shopko Optical Center will hold a grand opening celebration Monday for its new location at 1166 W. Sunset Drive.
Walker announces deal to keep Kimberly-Clark jobs 12-13-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker executed a $28 million deal Thursday to save nearly 400 jobs at a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant.
Common Council to create antenna towers ordinance
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council will hold a public hearing for the creation of an ordinance relating to where cell towers and antennas can be located in the city at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 174 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Sleep Number store to open in Grafton 12-13-2018
GRAFTON — A new Sleep Number store is expected to open this weekend in Grafton.
Food Truck Tour promises to be bigger and better in ’19
THIENSVILLE — After a very popular inaugural year, the Food Truck Tour will return to Thiensville’s Village Park next summer with changes that organizers hope will take it to another level.
Dance studio to redevelop Main Street property 12-13-2018
MUKWONAGO — Kay’s Academy of Dance may relocate to 715 Main St. following site plan approval by the Plan Commission Tuesday night.
Shopko sells 42 pharmacies in nation to Kroger 12-13-2018
GRAFTON — The pharmacy located inside the Grafton Shopko, as well as several others in the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington county area, will close early next month.
Good Harvest co-owner plans large development next door 12-13-2018
WAUKESHA — A Good Harvest Market co-owner revealed plans Wednesday for a three-story mixed-use building with condos and first-floor retail adjacent to Good Harvest Market off Silvernail Road.
Study: Valve hole set off refinery blast, fire in Wisconsin
SUPERIOR, Wis. — A hole in a valve was the source of an April explosion at a Husky Energy refinery in northwestern Wisconsin that injured 36 people and required the evacuation of a large part of the city of Superior, according to findings of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board presented Wednesday.
US consumer prices flat in November as energy plunges
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, the best performance since prices actually fell eight months ago.
Former La Chimenea building to be repurposed for office space 12-12-2018
GERMANTOWN — The building housing the now-shuttered La Chimenea Mexican Restaurant along a major thoroughfare in Germantown is expected to live on. But another eatery is not part of the future plans.
West Bend officials certify survey map at former Gehl site 12-12-2018
WEST BEND — West Bend officials are modifying how they designate parcels near the downtown area to accommodate a proposed development that will occur on the site.
Husco completes $9.4 million Waukesha expansion 12-12-2018
WAUKESHA — After a year of work, the $9.4 million renovation to Husco’s Waukesha headquarters has been completed.
Wellness blooms in Hartford at Lotus Be Well 12-12-2018
HARTFORD — Health of the mind, body and spirit are some of the goals at Lotus Be Well.
After months of decline, home sales increase in November
WAUKESHA — Homes sold in metro Milwaukee increased in November but only slightly at 0.6 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
CBD oil shop coming to downtown Waukesha 12-12-2018
WAUKESHA — With the market for CBD oil slowly gathering momentum across the state, the city of Waukesha is about to welcome what appears to be its first CBD oil shop.
72-unit apartment complex proposed for Fracaro’s site 12-12-2018
WAUKESHA — A Kenosha developer is seeking to turn the former Fracaro’s Lanes site into a 72-unit apartment complex.
Gov. Walker still wants plan to save Kimberly-Clark plant
PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker says he's going to do everything in his power to save a Kimberly-Clark factory and about 300 jobs after a tax incentive bill failed in the Legislature.
Making a difference 12-11-2018
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Ozaukee Economic Development’s large business of the year makes a large impact in its communities — Grafton, Mequon and beyond.
Hartland board tables Overlook Trails condo development
HARTLAND — Discussion on the Neumann Developments Inc. condominium project called The Glen at Overlook Trails has been tabled until Dec. 19, Village Board members decided Monday night.
Lac La Belle lacks transparency, say some residents 12-11-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village officials are not being transparent about changes in the village’s Smart Growth Plan that are intended to accommodate the Prestwick Group’s new golf course and proposed corporate headquarters, according to village residents.
Workforce numbers look to remain steady going into 2019 12-11-2018
MILWAUKEE — Employers across the country largely think that the number of people they employ going into 2019 will remain the same.
Olympia property sells for $3.4M to Wangard Partners
OCONOMOWOC — The vacant, 28-acre Olympia Resort and Conference Center property was sold for $3.4 million to Wangard Partners on Nov. 29, according to First Weber Group Financial business broker Devin Piehl and former owner Rick Eckert’s business broker.
One-of-a-kind Taco Bell proposed for dormant gateway parcel 12-11-2018
BROOKFIELD — The metamorphosis of a high-profile stretch of land in Brookfield near Capitol Drive is rounding the bend as city officials consider a fast food eatery’s one-of-a-kind architectural proposal.
Wisconsin GOP legislation eases corporate tax break rules 12-10-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Companies seeking tax credits from Wisconsin's troubled job-creation agency would face less scrutiny under a provision Republicans included in a package of lame-duck legislation designed to weaken newly elected Democrats.
Belman proposing subdivision in Town of Waukesha 12-09-2018
WAUKESHA — Developer David Belman of Belman Homes is proposing a 55-unit residential development off Oakdale Drive, south of Glendale Road, in the Town of Waukesha.
Downtown West Bend group approves almost $13K for Diva Group 12-09-2018
WEST BEND — Representatives from the Downtown West Bend Association and the Diva Group will receive the funding allocation they have requested to the continue with their advertising and promotions initiatives for the coming year.

Landmark Credit Union wants to move headquarters to Brookfield 12-08-2018
BROOKFIELD — Landmark Credit Union is looking to relocate its company headquarters from New Berlin to a 19.5-acre site on Executive Drive in Brookfield, although it will maintain a strong presence in New Berlin.

Olympia Resort sold to Wangard Partners 12-08-2018
OCONOMOWOC — After almost a year of vacancy and questions surrounding the property, Olympia Resort has been sold to Wangard Partners.
Brews, burgers, brunch and more 12-08-2018
WAUKESHA - Food trends travel faster these days, bolstered by a well-connected population with access to tools like social media. 
Hands-On Education 12-07-2018
WAUKESHA — While most students were just finishing up with their first class of the day Thursday morning, a trio of Waukesha South High School Engineering Preparatory Academy students was at Metal Era, a local manufacturer that specializes in roof solutions.
Walker holds out hope for another run at Kimberly-Clark
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is hinting that there may still be a chance to save a Kimberly-Clark factory and about 300 jobs after a tax incentive bill failed in the Legislature.
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council becomes WMEP affiliate 12-07-2018
MADISON — At the start of the new year, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council will partner with the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership to become an affiliate group.
More parking signs coming to downtown West Bend 12-07-2018
WEST BEND — West Bend officials have implemented additional initiatives related to parking in the hopes of making it more convenient for visitors and guests travelling to the downtown area.
Lac La Belle to amend Smart Growth for Prestwick 12-07-2018
LAC LA BELLE — Village officials say they are going to amend Smart Growth — the village’s long-range comprehensive plan — to accommodate construction of a golf course and corporate headquarters despite the objections of more than a dozen residents who attended a Plan Commission meeting Wednesday night.
Exhibit Systems acquires trade show exhibit manufacturer 12-07-2018
BROOKFIELD — Exhibit Systems, an exhibit and display company, has acquired all assets of KMK Industries, a Milwaukee-based firm that designs and manufactures trade show exhibits.
Lands’ End: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot 12-07-2018
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $3.3 million.
Milwaukee’s Cafe Centraal to get renovation 12-07-2018
MILWAUKEE — Cafe Centraal in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood will be closed for about a month while owner Lowlands Group completes a renovation of the restaurant.
GRAEF to move Milwaukee HQ to downtown mall 12-07-2018
MILWAUKEE — GRAEF will move its headquarters to The Avenue, the downtown Milwaukee mall known for a long time as the Grand Avenue.
US hiring slowed to 155K jobs, jobless rate stayed 3.7%
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added just 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market.
Census: Wisconsin incomes rise, poverty decreases 12-06-2018
MADISON, Wis. — Household income in most Wisconsin counties has risen in recent years, while the percentage of residents in poverty has declined, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures that also show a digital divide between rich and poor residents.
Shopko closing 39 stores in 19 states 12-06-2018
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Wisconsin retailer Shopko is closing 39 stores in 19 states.
Landscaping business to occupy dormant Germantown property 12-06-2018
GERMANTOWN — The depths of winter might soon be on the horizon, but Germantown officials this week were thinking spring as they finalized a business owner’s application request.
Illinois door manufacturer relocates to Wisconsin 12-06-2018
BELOIT — A door manufacturer based in Illinois is relocating its operations to southern Wisconsin.
Regal Beloit to sell engineered drives and control systems business 12-06-2018
BELOIT — Regal Beloit Corporation announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to sell its highly engineered drives and control systems business to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Waukesha BP adds U-Haul products 12-06-2018
WAUKESHA — Kim Petro BP on Sunset Drive is now a U-Haul neighborhood dealer.
Metro Milwaukee economic indicators weaken in October 12-06-2018
MILWAUKEE — Economic indicators analyzed by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce declined during the month of October, a report Wednesday showed.
Delafield chamber to host $10K raffle 12-06-2018
DELAFIELD — The Delafield Chamber of Commerce is hosting a $10,000 giveaway raffle open to businesses, organizations or any community member.
Slinger eyes grant money for downtown redevelopment study 12-05-2018
SLINGER — The village’s participation in the Washington County EPA Brownfield Grant Coalition could aid plans for redevelopment of the downtown area.
Midwest factories see slowest growth in two years 12-05-2018
MINNEAPOLIS — Midwest manufacturers, including those in Minnesota, are growing, but not as quickly as the average growth nationwide.
Defense contractor to receive $25 million in local, state aid
MENOMONEE FALLS — Defense contractor Leonardo DRS Inc. will build a $56 million naval power manufacturing complex in Menomonee Falls with access to $25 million in state and local aid, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Monday.
A family tradition 12-04-2018
MEQUON — Sommer’s Automotive Group was chosen as the 2018 mid-size business of the year by Ozaukee Economic Development.
SCORE plans small business training for websites and financing 12-04-2018
BROOKFIELD — SCORE Southeast Wisconsin will offer sessions in December to help small business leaders with their websites and financing questions.
Walmart sues Mukwonago over property value 12-02-2018
WAUKESHA — Walmart is suing Mukwonago over a perceived excess property value assessment of over $5 million, according to a civil suit filed to Waukesha County Circuit Court on Friday.
Liberal Wisconsin magazine 'The Progressive' goes begging for donations 12-02-2018
MADISON, Wis. — The Progressive is looking for donations as the magazine founded by Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette nears its 110th birthday.
Richfield Board gives tentative OK to Kwik Trip developer pact 12-02-2018
RICHFIELD — Village officials and Kwik Trip Inc. have tentatively approved a developer’s agreement between the two parties for the proposed construction of a new convenience story and truck stop near the intersection of highways 41-45 and 167.
Aerospace/defense tech company might move HQ, 600 jobs to Falls 12-01-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS - A local aerospace and defense tech company may move its headquarters and 600 jobs to a new facility proposed in Menomonee Falls.
U.S. consumer spending up strong 0.6 percent in October
WASHINGTON — Consumers boosted their spending in October at the fastest pace in seven months, while their incomes rose by the largest amount in nine months — both good signs for future economic growth.
Advocate Aurora to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour
WAUKESHA — As businesses across the Midwest continue to aggressively compete for employees in an economy where there are more jobs than workers, Advocate Aurora will raise its minimum wage to lure in those workers.
Five Points Pub to host grand reopening today 11-30-2018
WAUKESHA — Three and a half months after a fire damaged its interior, the Five Points Pub at the Clarke Hotel will open its doors to patrons once again with a grand reopening this afternoon.
On A Mission 11-30-2018
BROOKFIELD — MISSION BBQ, a classic Southern- style barbecue joint with a hefty side of patriotism, will hold a military appreciation party for the opening of their first-ever Wisconsin location today starting at 6 p.m.
Hops and Leisure changes name, menu under new management 11-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Hops and Leisure has changed its name to “Rocky’s Hops and Leisure,” 1225 Robruck Drive, after new management took charge.
Summit Credit Union opens branch in Oconomowoc 11-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Summit Credit Union added a branch to its family, bringing the total to 37 as the full-service credit union opened at 1300 Oconomowoc Parkway.
Army awards Oshkosh Defense $1.69B contract for tactical vehicles 11-29-2018
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense will be busy assembling joint light tactical vehicles after it announced Wednesday it was awarded a $1.69 billion contract by the U.S. Army.
State-chartered banks continue to lend more money 11-29-2018
MADISON — During the first nine months of 2018, net loans from state-chartered banks grew 8.8 percent, according to data released this week by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Delafield Chick-fil-A plan faces challenges 11-29-2018
DELAFIELD — The developers proposing a Chick-fil-A restaurant near the northeast corner of the Interstate 94/Hwy. 83 interchange acknowledged during Wednesday night’s Plan Commission meeting there are challenges they must overcome to win city approval.
US economy grew at brisk 3.5 pct. annual rate last quarter
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, led by lower but still strong consumer spending and more business investment than previously estimated.
Aldermen OK survey map for proposed Hartford housing development 11-28-2018
HARTFORD — Approval of a new certified survey map for the land where a proposed new housing development is to be built was approved by the Common Council Tuesday night during their regular meeting at City Hall.
Quad/Graphics continues to evolve with Periscope acquisition 11-28-2018
SUSSEX — On Tuesday, Quad/Graphics announced its planned acquisition of Periscope, one of the nation’s top five independent creative agencies by annual revenue.
Beachscape condo construction underway 11-28-2018
PEWAUKEE — Developers HCI Properties, LLC and Grasch Development, LLC have broken ground on the Beachscape condominiums, a three-story mixed-use building in downtown Pewaukee.
Senate GOP leader says Kimberly-Clark has 10, 11 votes
MADISON, Wis. — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate says six or seven more votes are needed to approve a tax incentive package designed to stop consumer products company Kimberly-Clark from closing a plant near Appleton.
Mequon’s Orangetheory Fitness plans to move 11-27-2018
MEQUON — Orangetheory Fitness is planning to move from its current location in the Mequon Town Center to the shopping center in the 1400 block of West Mequon Road.
Community comes first 11-27-2018
CEDARBURG — What goes up, must come down. If it doesn’t, call Cedarburg Overhead Door.
Fiddleheads opens its seventh location 11-27-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Thiensville-based Fiddleheads Coffee opened its seventh location in Menomonee Falls with a grand-opening celebration Sunday.
Apartments, retail space eyed for Thiensville site 11-27-2018
THIENSVILLE — A 7-acre parcel in the heart of Thiensville that has sat dormant for decades could soon house an ambitious development of apartments and retail businesses.
GE to lay off 63 Wauwatosa workers 11-27-2018
WAUWATOSA — GE Global operations notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it will reduce its Wauwatosa-based workforce by 63 employees.
Manitou unveils video game partnership to preview latest technologies 11-27-2018
WEST BEND — Manitou’s NewAg model of Manitou Loading Telescopic Handlers were recently launched and a partnership with Farming Simulator offers users an interactive experience with the equipment.
Wisconsin credit union sees increasing popularity 11-26-2018
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Blackhawk Community Credit Union's East Milwaukee Street branch lobby buzzed with customer activity on a recent Friday afternoon, so much so that several customers waited their turn by taking a pit stop for a cup of hot coffee and a cookie in the building's lounge.
City of Pewaukee company is development partner for Oak Creek business park 11-24-2018
WAUKESHA - Another major employer has been given the green light to build in the greater Milwaukee area and a City of Pewaukee developer will have a hand in that process.
Waukesha State Bank launches online small business loan application process 11-23-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank has partnered with Fundation Group LLC to offer digital lending capabilities to small business customers.
Unemployment remains at 3% for Milwaukee-WOW counties 11-23-2018
WAUKESHA — Unemployment in Wisconsin’s metro areas in October held steady, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Mukwonago board contemplates development on former Lynch dealership 11-23-2018
MUKWONAGO — The Village Board discussed possible development projects for the former Lynch dealership property, 915 Main St., during a closed session meeting on Nov. 15.
US durable goods orders fall 4.4 percent in October 11-21-2018
WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by the largest amount in 15 months with a key category that tracks business investment showing weakness for the third consecutive month.
Roof installed on Fowler Lake Village 11-21-2018
OCONOMOWOC — VJS Senior Project Manager Ben Baenen said the roof is almost finished on Fowler Lake Village.
Celebrating Small Business Saturday 11-21-2018
WAUKESHA — After the turkey and pumpkin pie is gone and the family members return home, it’s time for some serious shopping.
At Your Service hikes hourly wage to $15 11-21-2018
OCONOMOWOC — At Your Service, an independent home care company in Oconomowoc, is raising its wages to $15 per hour for all workers, including new hires.
Americans consuming more meat 11-21-2018
DELAFIELD — Home cooks are increasingly turning away from their freezers and buying fresh meat, said “Billy The Butcher” Perry of Daybreak Prime Meats and Deli in downtown Delafield.
Spend smart during holidays so debt doesn’t haunt you in 2019 11-21-2018
WAUKESHA — An enjoyable holiday season is often associated with the spending of money — on perfectly selected gifts, delicious meals, the ideal Christmas tree, cute Secret Santa gifts at work and generous charitable donations.
Olive Garden could be coming to Menomonee Falls 11-21-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — An application was submitted to Menomonee Falls’ Architectural Control Board to seek approval to build an Olive Garden, one of a chain of well-known casual Italian restaurants.
Shoppers spend freely heading into the holidays 11-20-2018
NEW YORK — Shoppers are spending freely heading into the holidays, but heavy investments and incentives like free shipping by retailers are giving Wall Street pause.
Kohl's 3Q results top Street on strength in clothes business 11-20-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl's Corp. fiscal third-quarter performance beat Wall Street's view on strength across its clothing business, and the department store operator increased the low end of its full-year adjusted earnings outlook.
Skippy’s makeover a hit 11-20-2018
THIENSVILLE — Skippy’s has entered a new era. Sure, the burger pub in Thiensville has the same delicious burgers and family-feel atmosphere, but there’s more.
October real estate market had rising home prices, slower sales 11-20-2018
WAUKESHA — Wisconsin’s housing market continues to be defined by a lack of residential inventory, rising prices and slower sales, according to a recent market analysis by the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
Educators Credit Union pays out $3.1 million to members
WAUKESHA — On Dec. 1 members of Educators Credit Union will see their portion of $3.1 million that the company is paying out to its members as part of its Loyalty Pay Back Reward.
Factory to rebuild after devastating July fire 11-20-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — NCL Graphics Specialties Inc., will rebuild its factory almost four months after an early morning fire on July 31 that caused more than $1 million in damage.
Life sciences company to build $35M complex in Madison
MADISON, Wis. — Global life sciences company Eurofins Scientific plans to buy land in a Madison business park and build a $35 million laboratory and office building that could house nearly 500 employees.
Eisen Arms opens West Bend location 11-17-2018
WEST BEND — Eisen Arms opened in West Bend just in time for gun season in Wisconsin.
New Berlin manufacturer moving HQ to village 11-17-2018
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago’s new industrial park will have a new tenant after the Village Board approved the site plan on Thursday night for Super Products, LLC, a manufacturer out of New Berlin.
Casey’s General Store to break ground in Hartford this spring 11-16-2018
HARTFORD — A city official said he believes ground will be broken in the spring for construction of a new Casey’s General Store on the city’s west side.
Club Pilates to open in Spur 16’s Wellness Center 11-16-2018
MEQUON — Club Pilates Mequon is the first business announced for Spur 16’s Wellness Center.
State unemployment at 3% in October 11-16-2018
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is at or below 3 percent for a record ninth month in a row.
Shoppers spend 5.6% more in October 11-16-2018
WAUKESHA — Consumers were feeling confident with their money in October and spent 5.6 percent more on retail items than October 2017, according to data released Thursday by the National Retail Federation.
Developer pitches condos for city’s far west side 11-16-2018
WAUKESHA — An Oconomowoc-based developer is looking to develop roughly 4 acres south of Summit Avenue, west of Woodland Hills Drive, into a 42unit condo development.
Business Alliance expands Schools2Skills program 11-15-2018
WAUKESHA — This school year, the Waukesha County Business Alliance is piloting two new Schools2Skills Healthcare tours with ProHealth Care in an attempt to expand the program and help educate future health care workers.
Still not enough votes for Kimberly-Clark tax break bill
MADISON, Wis. — Supporters of a $100 million incentive bill designed to keep open a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant in northeastern Wisconsin argued Wednesday that taking no action would be devastating for the Appleton area and the entire state, though they remain short of the votes they need.
Repair and storage shop being considered by West Bend officials near Highway 45 11-14-2018
WEST BEND — City officials are considering another development project within the city adjacent to a former sand and gravel pit located to the west of the interstate.
Growing Germantown business to expand within industrial park 11-14-2018
GERMANTOWN — A growing company touting itself as a “multi-metal job shop” is about to expand its existing footprint within one of Germantown’s business parks, based on plans submitted to village officials.
Allied Resource Recovery celebrates 80 years of business
WAUKESHA — Allied Resource Recovery, Inc. (ARR), Wisconsin’s largest independently and family owned, full-service recycling company, has marked a major milestone, 80 years in business.
Neumann Developments begins Franklin residential subdivision 11-14-2018
FRANKLIN —Neumann Developments, Inc. has broken ground on the future site of 32 homesites for the first phase of Ryanwood Manor in Franklin.
About 75 workers to lose jobs when Cudahy Kmart closes
CUDAHY — The Kmart Corporation notified the state of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday that when its store in Cudahy closes at the end of January, about 75 people will lose their jobs.
Johnson Controls to sell Power Solutions for $13.2 billion
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls International plc announced Tuesday it has entered into an agreement to sell its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. for a cash transaction valued at $13.2 billion.
Metro Milwaukee home sales decline almost 6% in October 11-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Home sales continued their decline in metro Milwaukee during the month of October with the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors reporting a drop of 5.7 percent compared to October 2017.
Fleet Farm breaks ground 11-13-2018
All good things come to an end, but sometimes, it marks the beginning of something better.
Kapco branches out 11-13-2018
GRAFTON — Kapco Inc. and K-Nation Entertainment are pleased to announce the creation of Inspire America Speakers, a new division dedicated to securing high-profile individuals to deliver inspirational messages for a wide range of events.
Hartford panel recommends change to allow craft retreat house in residential area 11-13-2018
HARTFORD — A Hartford woman’s proposal to turn the former Redeemer Lutheran Church parsonage into a crafting retreat house is one step closer to becoming a reality after action recommended by the city’s Plan Commission during its regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon at City Hall.
Golf fitter store coming to Brookfield 11-13-2018
BROOKFIELD — Opening this month in Brookfield, Club Champion will have about 3,000 square feet of space with 5,000 hittable golf clubhead and shaft combinations.
Cafe De Arts opens Sussex location 11-13-2018
SUSSEX — One of Waukesha’s favorite coffee shops is now a chain.
Hartland Village Board flips opinion on ‘The North Forty’ condo project 11-13-2018
HARTLAND — The Hartland Village Board reconsidered and then approved The Glen at Overlook Trails condominium project at a meeting Monday night.
Employer benefits focus on education, training 11-10-2018
WAUKESHA — The U.S. Department of Labor’s recent numbers show that unemployment rates are holding firm at 3.7 percent, a nearly 50-year low. If you’re an employer, you don’t have to be told what this means: it’s tough to find great talent.
Report: retail imports steady before increased tariffs 11-10-2018
WAUKESHA - The National Retail Federation is reporting that imports into the United States remain steady before future increases in tariffs.
After ‘yes’ vote, work begins on closing dark store tax loophole 11-09-2018
WEST BEND — Among the ballot measures and candidates that voters decided on was an advisory referendum that asked voters to support legislation regarding the dark store tax, as it is commonly called.
Casey’s General Store surges into area
WEST BEND — The fifth largest pizza chain is opening new locations in Wisconsin, seven of which will be replacing Tri-Par gas stations.
Austrian company buys GE’s Distributed Power 11-09-2018
WAUKESHA — A young energy company has acquired GE’s Distributed Power, which includes operations in Waukesha.
Cafe De Arts to open 2nd location 11-08-2018
WAUKESHA — Popular Waukesha coffee shop and eatery Cafe De Arts, 830 W. St Paul Ave., is opening a second location.
Tag Lane Dairy reissued operating permit after four-year process 11-08-2018
IXONIA — Tag Lane Dairy has been reissued an operating permit after first reapplying in 2014.
Fresh Baked Touch of France coming to downtown 11-08-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Chef Jennifer Betances is looking to open Fresh Baked Touch of France, a new business at 114 E. Wisconsin Ave. that focuses around light French pastries and croissants.
Twisted Fire brings unique dishes, Wisconsin pride to Oconomowoc 11-08-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Twisted Fire, a new restaurant at 515 E. Wisconsin Ave. that creates dishes made with live fire, opened its doors on Nov. 1.
Manufacturing leads sectors in job gains for metro Milwaukee 11-08-2018
MILWAUKEE — About half of the economic indicators showed improvement in September for metro Milwaukee, but it was the manufacturing industry that shined the most, according to data released Wednesday by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
U.S. job openings dip but still exceed number of unemployed 11-07-2018
WASHINGTON — The number of jobs posted by U.S. employers declined slightly in September but still exceeded the number of unemployed Americans and remained near a two-decade high.
Gardner Denver acquires Canadian company 11-07-2018
MILWAUKEE — Gardner Denver Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired a Canadian company through a cash acquisition.
Lakeland Chevrolet sold to Badger Truck Center 11-07-2018
MILWAUKEE — Badger Truck Center announced Tuesday it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Lakeland Chevrolet of Lake Mills.
Two fast-track projects receive nods at special meeting
CEDARBURG — In calling a special meeting to revisit plans for improvements to buildings on nearly opposite sides of the city last week, the Cedarburg Plan Commission unanimously approved an expansion plan for Redeemer Lutheran Church on Wauwatosa Road and architectural modifications for the L& G Express tavern building on Portland Road.
Time For One Last Cup of Mud 11-06-2018
RICHFIELD — As plans to sell and rebuild the Richfield Truck Stop-Exxon gas station develop, customers of its decades-old diner voice disappointment in losing the charming restaurant.
Regal Beloit reports 3Q earnings 11-06-2018
BELOIT — Regal Beloit Corp. (RBC) on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $51.3 million.
Fed likely to keep rates on hold and sketch a bright outlook 11-05-2018
WASHINGTON — With the economy strong, wages rising and unemployment at a near-five-decade low, the Federal Reserve remains on track to keep raising interest rates — just not this week.
Falls vet clinic gets online TV show 11-04-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care will debut its short TV series on basic pet care in the modern age on Facebook, YouTube and other online platforms on Nov. 12.
Marcus Theatres buys New Orleans-based company 11-03-2018
MILWAUKEE - Marcus Theatres announced Friday it is in the process of purchasing New Orleans-based Movie Tavern from VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC.
US adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009 11-02-2018
WASHINGTON — The final major economic report before Tuesday's congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade.
Kwik Trip gets green light from Richfield officials 11-02-2018
RICHFIELD — Two village panels recommended approval of plans for the construction of a new Kwik Trip facility in the village Thursday night on the site of the Richfield Truck Stop-Exxon gas station at 2900 Highway 167.
Minnesota auto group breaks ground on Honda dealership in West Bend 11-02-2018
WEST BEND — In about two years, the northwest side of West Bend on Highway 33 is going to look a lot different.
Supporting veterans’ businesses and more 11-02-2018
MILWAUKEE — For its third year, the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce presents Veterans Week Nov. 5-10, with Veterans Day observed Nov. 11.
Net sales increase almost 23% for Generac 11-02-2018
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings Inc. reported Thursday that its net sales increased 22.7 percent for a total of $559.5 million during the third quarter of 2018, compared to $455.8 million for last year’s third quarter.
With employers eager to fill jobs, hiring could stay strong 11-01-2018
WASHINGTON — Against the backdrop of next week's midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it's been in at least two decades.
Pick ’n Save, Metro Market holding holiday job interviews Saturday 11-01-2018
MILWAUKEE – Pick ’n Save and Metro Market locations are looking to hire more than 500 full- and part-time employees across the state of Wisconsin leading into the busy holiday season.
State’s first lady, Kleefisch celebrate women-owned businesses in Hartford
HARTFORD — Wisconsin first lady Tonette Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch visited Mantz Automation Inc. on Wednesday, one of four stops on the day to visit and celebrate companies owned by women in the state.
Sunlite Plastics lays off 58 in Germantown 11-01-2018
GERMANTOWN — Sunlite Plastics, Inc. informed the state Wednesday it had reduced its workforce at its Germantown location by 58 employees.
Quad/Graphics’ sales increase 2.4% in third quarter 11-01-2018
SUSSEX — Sales and earnings were up at Quad/Graphics, Inc. in Sussex during its recently completed third quarter, the company reported Wednesday.
County voters to decide on dark store advisory referendum at the polls Tuesday 10-31-2018
WEST BEND — Aside from selecting the candidates they would like elected to the United States Senate, to the governor’s mansion and the multitude of contests for local offices, county voters must also decide whether they support a measure for altering how assessors value property for corporate retailers.
US companies hiring at robust pace, wages rise faster
WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added 227,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, a healthy gain that suggests businesses can still find workers even with the unemployment rate striking 49-year lows.
Startup hopes to bring driverless tractors into the mainstream 10-31-2018
Seven years ago, three of the largest farm-equipment companies in America said they were close to introducing technology that would allow farmers to use driverless tractors pulling grain carts during the harvest.
Hartford firm buys historic northern Wisconsin home 10-31-2018
HARTFORD — A Hartford area development company, experienced in restoring historic buildings, has purchased the home of former Chicago Mayor Edward Kelly on Catfish Lake on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes with the idea of restoring it to its former glory.
Manitou North America launches new products 10-31-2018
WEST BEND — A new selection of machines were presented during Manitou North America’s recent annual dealer meeting in Milwaukee.
Big Systems to distribute XYZ 3D printers 10-31-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Big Systems LLC has signed an agreement with XYZ Printing to distribute its 3D printing equipment in the Midwest.
The Cottage: A labor of love 10-30-2018
CEDARBURG — With an inventory of scented candles, luxurious loungewear, scented lotions and rustic decor, The Cottage at Cedarburg would be just the type of charming, small-town store where Barb Rewerts would love to shop – if she didn’t already own the place.
Sears Outlet Store announces opening of new location in Germantown 10-30-2018
GERMANTOWN — Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. has opened a new Sears Outlet Store at N96 W18650 County Line Road in Germantown.
Subdivision concept on hold 10-30-2018
GRAFTON — A newly proposed subdivision for the village of Grafton will need adjusting before it can move forward.
Kwik Trip proposes new location in Richfield 10-30-2018
RICHFIELD — There soon could be major changes at the intersection of highways 41/45 and 167 in the village.
Milwaukee Athletic Club employees to be laid off during renovations 10-30-2018
WAUKESHA — The employees at the Milwaukee Athletic Club on Broadway will lose their jobs while the facility is renovated.
Buckhead Back Bar Saloon will return to Old World Third
WAUKESHA — Three years after closing, Buckhead Saloon will return to Old World Third Street as Buckhead Back Bar Saloon with a grand reopening party Friday and Saturday.
Elkhart Lake resort to get restored and renovated 10-30-2018
WAUKESHA — The former Victorian Village in Elkhart Lake will be renovated and transformed into the Shore Club this winter.
Scramblers coming to Pabst Farms in Oconomowoc 10-30-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Breakfast, lunch and brunch restaurant Scramblers is making its Wisconsin debut in Pabst Farms at 1320 Pabst Farms Circle sometime in early December.
Hendricks among Forbes 400 richest 10-30-2018
DELAFIELD — Diane Hendricks, co-founder and chair of ABC Supply Company and Hendricks Commercial Properties, is the 76th wealthiest individual in the country according to the Forbes Magazine 400 list released earlier this month.
Inspire program educates school officials on local jobs for students 10-29-2018
JACKSON — In 1999, working as a cook in a nursing home, Dominic Cecola was working toward a career in culinary arts, aspiring to be a chef in a restaurant.
There’s No Place Like Home 10-29-2018
OCONOMOWOC — When Lisa Gottfried started her business, There’s No Place Like Home, a home decor and furniture boutique, in March 2016, she quickly realized her space wasn’t big enough to fulfill her dream.
Lyft Milwaukee to offer Election Day discounts on rides
WAUKESHA — Lyft, one of several ridesharing apps, announced this week that riders trying to make it to the polls on election day will be able to take advantage of a discount in the Milwaukee area.
Walker announces $5.1 million in Commute to Careers grants 10-27-2018
WAUKESHA — Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday that 29 grants, totaling more than $5.1 million, have been awarded under the Commute to Careers program, a multi-agency initiative to eliminate transportation barriers for workers seeking to advance their careers or enter the workforce. 
ProHealth Care’s Heart and Vascular Center opens Monday 10-27-2018
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care’s new Heart and Vascular Center on the Waukesha Memorial Hospital campus will start taking patients on Monday, wrapping up a year’s worth of construction and a goal to create a bigger, better space for outpatient heart care.
Mike Jackson, C. Wiesler’s celebrate 30th anniversary 10-26-2018
CEDARBURG - There’s a bit of irony in the fact that 30 years ago, Mike Jackson turned down a job offer to open C. Wiesler’s in downtown Cedarburg.
Veterans Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Milwaukee vets’ businesses 10-26-2018
MILWAUKEE - In recognition of Veterans Day, the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce is inviting those in the Milwaukee area to attend a weeklong series of events that will celebrate and honor veterans, service members and veteran-owned businesses. 
Meijer expands home delivery service in Midwest 10-26-2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Meijer has announced the expansion of its Meijer Home Delivery program to include pickup options at stores across the Midwest, building on a chain-wide initiative to offer customers multiple ways to conveniently shop its stores.
Nashotah construction firm selected for distribution company facility remodel 10-25-2018
NASHOTAH — Nashotah-based construction company MSI General Corporation has been selected to remodel the Central Garden & Pet facility located at 5401 W. Oakwood Park Drive in Franklin.
Delafield facing another Walmart assessment challenge
DELAFIELD — Walmart has filed another lawsuit against Delafield, claiming the municipality overvalued its Walmart Supercenter at 2863 Heritage Drive by more than $8.8 million this year.
Survey: Consumer holiday spending to increase 4.1% over ’17 10-25-2018
WASHINGTON — Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the holiday season this year, up 4.1 percent from the $967.13 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
Madison Bimbo Bakery to shut doors Jan. 2 10-25-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The Bimbo Bakery at 3401 E. Washington St. in Madison will be closing its doors on Jan. 2, 2019, the bread and bun manufacturer announced Wednesday.
New Taco Bell coming to Summit Avenue corridor 10-25-2018
OCONOMOWOC — After years of vacancy in the Hwy 67 corridor, the site at 1750 Summit Ave. will play host to a new Taco Bell restaurant.
Transit advocates seek county’s assistance 10-24-2018
WAUKESHA — Transit advocates were barred from addressing the Waukesha County Board on Tuesday night about what they see as a pressing need for better bus service needed to connect Milwaukee workers with jobs in Waukesha County.
Approyo moves HQ to Brookfield 10-24-2018
BROOKFIELD — Approyo, a Milwaukee-based tech company, recently moved into its new headquarters at 13100 W. Lisbon Road, Suite 500 in Brookfield, according to a press release.
Realtors’ group adopts electronic lock boxes 10-23-2018
MILWAUKEE — The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors is in the process of implementing a new electronic lock box program throughout its four-county area, which includes Ozaukee County.
Roundy’s launches Home Chef meal kits 10-23-2018
MILWAUKEE — Home Chef meal kits are now available for in-store purchase at 25 select Wisconsin Pick ’n Save and Metro Market stores in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, according to a news release from Roundy’s.
Financial literacy 10-23-2018
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre, which has two local branches, has reintroduced its Financial Education Centre, a free online resource intended to provide useful information about banking and finances.
Still open for business 10-23-2018
CEDARBURG — While it remains true that there are new owners of the L& G Express Tavern building at N50 W5586 Portland Road in Cedarburg and they have plans to give the building a freshening up, there’s one “fixture” that is staying the same.
A restaurant to call his own 10-23-2018
CEDARBURG — One of the newest additions to Cedarburg’s culinary landscape is Le’s Pho, a Vietnamese restaurant that opened in June on Washington Avenue, just north of Pioneer Road.
Hanging up his clippers after almost half a century 10-23-2018
TOWN OF AUBURN — A message written in red on a piece of paper taped to a window is all you need to know about what Richard’s Kut & Style, N192 Highway 45, meant to the community.
The Glen condo development postponed until January
HARTLAND — The Glen at Overlook Trails condominium proposal will likely return to the Plan Commission after a few Village Board members felt certain elements of the project still needed clarification at a public hearing Monday night.
BLiNK to return to Mayfair Mall 10-23-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Opening in a less than two weeks, BLiNK Artisan Boutique will again have a retail location in Mayfair Mall for the holiday season.
School has students on the road to independence 10-23-2018
WAUKESHA — A project for an expanded Wisconsin Independent Learning College was underway in Brookfield when a series of setbacks arose.
Waukesha gas station lawsuit dismissed 10-21-2018
WAUKESHA — A lawsuit filed by a local gas station owner against the city has been dismissed.
Starbucks proposed for spot in Woodman’s outlot 10-21-2018
WAUKESHA — The city could be getting another Starbucks.
HOBO to close West Allis, Milwaukee locations 10-20-2018
WAUKESHA — The two locations of Home Owners Bargain Outlet, better known as HOBO, will be closed in the greater Milwaukee area. About 104 employees will be affected.
UWM study predicts 'massive economic hit' if bus routes end to suburbs 10-20-2018
WAUKESHA — An economic impact study recently released by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Economic Development showed that local areas with strong job growth and large numbers of job opportunities will no longer be accessible by transit if the Milwaukee County Transit System’s JobLines Routes 6 and 61 are discontinued at the end of the year.
US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years 10-19-2018
WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy.
Snap-On reports $163M in 3Q income 10-19-2018
KENOSHA — Snap-On Inc. (SNA) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $163.2 million.
Exact Sciences acquires medical technology developer
WAUKESHA — Exact Sciences announced Thursday it acquired Biomatrica, a developer, manufacturer and provider of sample preservation technology that includes blood and saliva sample collection tubes.
Hartford panel OKs rezoning for multi-family development 10-19-2018
HARTFORD — If a proposed multifamily development along South Wilson Avenue comes to fruition the city multi-family housing stock will receive a large boost.
Milwaukee’s REV Group creates natural gas-fueled tractor 10-19-2018
WAUKESHA — Engines in some of REV Group’s terminal tractors just got cleaner with the introduction of liquid natural gas-fueled engines.
Briggs & Stratton creates limited edition Ferris mower 10-19-2018
WAUKESHA — To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its suspension technology, Briggs & Stratton Corporation has introduced the Ferris IS 3200 Midnight limited edition commercial mower.
Wisconsin unemployment below 3% for eighth month
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate notched an eighth straight month under 3 percent, more positive economic news for Gov. Scott Walker with the election just over two weeks away.
Historic train depot project receives $250,000 state grant 10-19-2018
BROOKFIELD — The relocation and renovation of a former historic train depot in Brookfield will get a financial boost from the state with a $250,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Hartland planners split on The Glen at Overlook 10-19-2018
HARTLAND — Plan commissioners are divided by layout and road ownership details for The Glen at Overlook Trails condominium project days before the public hearing slated for 7 p.m. on Monday.
Students partner with building firm for real-world experience 10-18-2018
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago High School has added another way for students to get valuable experience in the trades.
WCTC to host economic summit on fiscal, political environment 10-18-2018
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College will host an economic summit on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Richard T. Anderson Education Center, 800 Main St.
Pewaukee Village Board approves Beachscape Lake Condominiums 10-18-2018
PEWAUKEE – Pewaukee’s lakefront may have up to three new retail stores and five condos after the Village Board approved Beachscape Lake Condominiums on Tuesday night.
Lang to hold calendar sale in downtown Delafield 10-18-2018
DELAFIELD — The calendars and mugs produced by the Robert Lang Company evoke a strong sense of nostalgia, but so does the fact that they will be sold in downtown Delafield the next two weekends.
Lang reinventing himself 10-18-2018
DELAFIELD - Mary Daniel, president of the Hawks Inn Historical Society, is among the more than half dozen community leaders interviewed by The Freeman who agreed entrepreneur Bob Lang has gained new respect despite losing millions of dollars in downtown Delafield and on the Erin Hills Golf Course.
Culaccino Bar + Italian Kitchen opens in West Bend 10-17-2018
WEST BEND — Culaccino Bar + Italian Kitchen, 110 Wisconsin St., West Bend, opened to the public Tuesday.
City of Pewaukee approves proposed subdivision rezone
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Common Council approved a rezone and the preliminary plat for the proposed Swan View Farms subdivision on the city’s north side during a meeting Monday night.
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware moves to Brookfield
BROOKFIELD — Rockler Woodworking will make the move from Milwaukee to Brookfield next month.
Network Health moves to larger Brookfield office 10-17-2018
BROOKFIELD — Network Health will move its offices to a larger space on Greenfield Avenue to accommodate its growth in southeastern Wisconsin.
Workforce Development Center’s fall job fair will include 136 prospective employers 10-16-2018
PEWAUKEE — The Workforce Development Center will host its fall job fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Carving out a niche 10-16-2018
GRAFTON — NSeven (nitrogen’s designation on the periodic table) Coffee Co. has joined the ranks of joe joints in Grafton.
Town of Lisbon planners approve TIF district 10-16-2018
TOWN OF LISBON — The Plan Commission has unanimously recommended the Town Board create a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district on the town’s east side to finance $4.2 million in public improvements to encourage development of the former Lied’s Nursery Company property near the intersection of Town Line Road and Main Street, Sussex.
West Bend transfers funds for facade improvement grant
WEST BEND — West Bend officials have received the money they will use to assist with the improvements that business owners will make to their storefronts.
September retail sales increase 3 percent 10-16-2018
WAUKESHA — September was a strong month for retail sales, according to data released Monday by the National Retail Federation, which showed a 3 percent year-over-year uptick.
Paustian’s Auto Glass moves from Milwaukee to New Berlin
NEW BERLIN — In September, Paustian’s Auto Glass relocated from the north side of Milwaukee to New Berlin.
Marquette to acquire super computing cluster with grant
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University has received a nearly $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in order for the school to acquire a super computing cluster.
Shooting, skin care, socializing and more 10-16-2018
MEQUON — Bear Arms, billed by its owners as Ozaukee County’s first indoor boutique shooting range, opened for business Wednesday.
US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years 10-15-2018
WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President Donald Trump’s tax cuts caused the government to borrow more heavily in order to cover its spending.
Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt 10-15-2018
NEW YORK — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business.
Town of Waukesha approves permit for Jimmy John’s drive-thru 10-14-2018
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — The owner of a small strip mall at the northwest corner of West Sunset Drive and South Prairie Avenue has been given a conditional use permit to include a drive-thru with a Jimmy John’s restaurant.
ProHealth unveils design for $55M hospital 10-14-2018
MUKWONAGO — Pro-Health Care unveiled a design Friday for its $55 million hospital, which is being constructed at the Mukwonago medical campus.
MLG Capital moves into converted Brennan’s building 10-13-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - The former Brennan’s Market building still has the brightness from when it housed fresh cheeses and fruit, but now as the home for MLG Capital, it is filled with modern office space.
Metro home sales slide 6 percent in September 10-13-2018
WAUKESHA - September was a disappointing month for home sales in the four-county metro Milwaukee region with all areas other than Waukesha County seeing a decline in sales.
Big Merton development size reduced 10-12-2018
MERTON — High-end, large lot residential developers in Lake Country usually try to cram as many lots as possible into their development plans while at the same time meeting strict municipal standards for open spaces.
Private clean-fill landfill in Richfield still non-compliant with DNR order 10-12-2018
RICHFIELD — A clean-fill landfill in the village that was issued a letter of non-compliance by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, has still not met an agency imposed deadline to correct the issues cited in a letter dated Aug. 16 and signed by DNR Storm Water Specialist Brooke Robinson.
Brew City Boost was duo’s dream 10-12-2018
RICHFIELD — The start of a recently opened business in the village came about after two co-workers realized while working as engineers they had a mutual interest in working on automobiles.
Robots to the Rescue 10-12-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Automation hasn’t quite reached the level of near-sentient characters such as C3PO from “Star Wars” or Pixar’s WALL-E, but robots have played and continue to play an integral role in solving modern-day problems, such as the labor shortage and skills gap in manufacturing.
Goddess & The Baker soft opening set for Tuesday 10-12-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The soft opening for the Goddess & The Baker in The Corners of Brookfield is set for Tuesday.
Lake Country Social restaurant coming to The Corners 10-12-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Lake Country Social will bring the sensibilities of a supper club to The Corners of Brookfield.
State OKs Mequon TIF change 10-11-2018
MEQUON — A recently approved amendment to Mequon’s Town Center tax incremental finance district has received required approval from the state of Wisconsin.
West Bend BID to determine marketing budget based on The Commons event 10-11-2018
WEST BEND — The Commons event that occurred Saturday will have broad ramifications for the future of the downtown, as officials will base their future strategies on the recommendations and suggestions that were provided by participants.
Screaming Tuna to open in Mequon’s Spur 16 10-11-2018
MEQUON — Sushi and Asian bistro Screaming Tuna is the next restaurant announced for the Mequon Public Market at Spur 16.
Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops to hire 7,000 workers for holiday 10-11-2018
WAUKESHA — About 7,000 people are being sought to fill seasonal positions at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s this year.
Getting ready for the Brookfield Conference Center 10-11-2018
BROOKFIELD — What started as a sprinkle turned into a full downpour on Wednesday morning as leaders from across Waukesha County packed into a small tent just south of Brookfield Square Mall.
Authentic Italian restaurant coming to Oconomowoc 10-11-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc will soon be home to a new authentic Italian restaurant on the first floor of the Eagles Landing condominium building at 128 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Market forces put America's recycling industry in the dumps 10-10-2018
ALBANY, N.Y. — America's recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill.
West Bend Medical groundbreaking is Monday 10-10-2018
WEST BEND — West Bend officials and West Bend Medical announced Tuesday a groundbreaking ceremony will be at 6:15 p.m. Monday at 140 E. Water St., the site of the future medical clinic.
Breaking ground in Germantown 10-10-2018
GERMANTOWN — The first project to come to the 140-acre tax increment financing district site in Germantown had its official groundbreaking Tuesday.
Kringle named Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin 10-10-2018
MADISON — The battle between Wisconsin-made products to become the coolest one created in the state has ended with Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe in De Pere and its Sea Salt Caramel Pecan Kringle named the winner.
Murray’s Cheese shop to be added to state Kroger stores
MENOMONEE FALLS — Murray’s Cheese shop will be added to two Kroger-owned stores in Wisconsin, starting today at the Metro Market in Menomonee Falls at N95W18351 County Line Road.
Foxconn seeks proposals for Racine facility concepts
WAUKESHA — Design and build firms are being asked to submit proposals for the future Foxconn Place Racine, which will be located at the One Main Centre in downtown Racine.
Lawsuit claims confusion with Spectrum cable 10-10-2018
MEQUON — The final straw may have been the person who showed up at the business wanting to return cable equipment.
Paper company to invest in Maine, Wisconsin mills 10-09-2018
PORTLAND, Maine — A paper company says it's investing $300 million into its Wisconsin and Maine mills over the next two years.
Kerns Carpet One Floor and Home relocates to Port Washington Road in Mequon 10-09-2018
MEQUON — Kerns, a carpet and flooring business that has had roots in Milwaukee since the 1930s, has relocated to Mequon.
Upgrades planned for longtime Cedarburg tavern 10-09-2018
CEDARBURG — One of Cedarburg’s longtime taverns is about to get an upgrade, according to plans submitted for review at last week’s Plan Commission meeting.
Connect Cell to move into the Grafton Marketplace 10-09-2018
GRAFTON — The Village Board amended its own rules for the Grafton Marketplace development near Meijer, to pave the way for Connect Cell, currently on 11th Avenue, to expand its business while remaining in the village.
Digital message board nearly complete in Hartford 10-09-2018
HARTFORD — Members of the public passing the city’s Department of Public Works building on West Sumner Street recently may have seen some small scale construction underway. A new electronic message ground sign, which also welcomes people to the city, was being installed by Ad-ucation Media on city property.
Economic indicators point upward for metro Milwaukee, especially manufacturing 10-09-2018
MILWAUKEE — The number of metro economic indicators pointing in a positive direction in August fell slightly compared to July, but Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Economic Research Director Bret Mayborne still sees a lot of positive motion.
Greenwald Family sues Town of Mukwonago 10-09-2018
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO — The Greenwald Family Foundation, Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Town of Mukwonago after the Town Board denied the family’s conditional use permit for a banquet facility in September, according to a Waukesha County Circuit Court civil complaint.
New Cedarburg skin care store caters to those with allergies 10-09-2018
CEDARBURG — As a child, Elise Malik was one of those kids who seemed to have a longer list of things that she was allergic to than to things she wasn’t.
Vrakas CPAs + Advisors to open second location in Kenosha 10-09-2018
BROOKFIELD —Vrakas CPAs + Advisors announced it will open a second office branch location in Kenosha.
Seed of Hope goes downtown 10-07-2018
WEST BEND — Seed of Hope is bringing its services to downtown West Bend and plans to expand its offerings in the old Graymont building it’s purchasing.
Company gets OK to sell frozen steaks in West Bend parking lots 10-07-2018
WEST BEND — Residents from West Bend and surrounding communities will soon be able to buy steaks from someplace other than a grocery store or meat market.
Hurricane Florence causes decline in retail hiring 10-06-2018
WAUKESHA - While the retail industry hired more people in September than it did the same month last year, overall the industry saw a decline of 23,600 jobs from August due to Hurricane Florence and other factors.
Fleet Farm to proceed with new store in West Bend 10-05-2018
WEST BEND — Representatives from Fleet Farm have received the necessary approvals from city officials to begin constructing an expanded facility on the west side of West Bend.
Getting hitched in a barn 10-05-2018
DELAFIELD — We’re well into fall, which has become peak wedding season with September and October tying June as the most popular month, according to wedding website The Knot.
US unemployment rate falls to 49-year low of 3.7 percent
WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September — the lowest level since December 1969 — while hiring slowed.
Average city property value up to $245,000 10-04-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The city of Oconomowoc has seen a growth of more than $521 million in total assessed residential value and an average assessed value growth of more than $44,000 since 1999.
New purchase agreement approved for former Gehl site 10-04-2018
WEST BEND — Representatives from Van Horn Real Estate, developers interested in the former Gehl site, have agreed to terms for a second purchase agreement with West Bend officials, extending the timeline for developing the property.
Holiday retail sales expected to increase more than 4 percent 10-04-2018
WAUKESHA — The National Retail Federation is predicting a strong holiday shopping season for retailers.
Auto provisions were a major U.S. focus in revamping NAFTA, but analysts say the changes will have modest impact 10-03-2018
WASHINGTON — Negotiators from the U.S. focused much of their effort in reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement on provisions affecting auto manufacturing, touting the final deal with Canada and Mexico as a boon to domestic carmakers and their employees.
Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin narrowed down to 4
MADISON — The Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin have been narrowed down to four finalists.
Erin Plan Commission OKs CUP for storage unit business
TOWN OF ERIN — On Monday night, the Plan Commission met to discuss the rezoning of a portion of 1782 Highway 83, Hartford.
Downtown West Bend group to pay for ‘Discover Wisconsin’ segment 10-03-2018
WEST BEND — Officials from the Downtown West Bend Business Improvement District have decided to contribute resources, in partnership with other groups, to fund a program that would highlight the amenities and attractions offered within the city.
Milwaukee Tool’s acquisition of Imperial Blades adds 69 employees 10-03-2018
BROOKFIELD — With its most recent acquisition, Milwaukee Tool now employs 3,600 people across the country.
Foxconn purchases Racine property for innovation center
RACINE — A property purchased by Foxconn Technology Group in downtown Racine will be the site of the company’s Foxconn Place Racine and Wisconn Valley Innovation Center.
Wisconsin Legislature to return for Kimberly-Clark 10-02-2018
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Legislature plans to return the week after the November election for a lame duck session to vote on a $100 million tax incentive bill that would keep paper products maker Kimberly-Clark from shuttering a plant that employs about 500 people.
SCORE offers business workshops 10-02-2018
MILWAUKEE – SCORE Southeast Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization offering workshops and mentoring to startups and existing small businesses, is presenting four business training workshops in October.
Froedtert gets Mequon OK 10-02-2018
MEQUON — Somewhat controversial plans for a small, neighborhood hospital have cleared a major Mequon Common Council hurdle.
Stonewall subdivision proposal in Grafton withdrawn 10-02-2018
GRAFTON — Development of a 141-home subdivision on the old Kohlwey Farm at Highway 60 and Keup Road has died in planning.
County officials vote to close revolving loan fund affiliated with HUD 10-02-2018
WEST BEND — Washington County officials want to reduce the number of revolving loan funds they administer after receiving, what they believed, was an advantageous offer from the state for closing one out.
CornerStone Plumbing announces name change 10-02-2018
BROOKFIELD — As its offerings continue to increase, CornerStone Plumbing announced a name change to reflect that growth on Monday.
2W Technologies acquires Compasys of Pewaukee 10-02-2018
PEWAUKEE — Milwaukee- based 2W Technologies, Inc., a company specializing in network and infrastructure solutions, announced Monday it has purchased Compasys, Inc. of Pewaukee in order to combine the companies’ technology expertise, in addition to being able to expand 2W Tech’s Epicor footprint in the U.S.
GRAEF-USA acquires Waukesha-based Czarnecki Engineering 10-02-2018
WAUKESHA — On Monday, GRAEF-USA, Inc. announced it has acquired Waukesha-based Czarnecki Engineering, Inc., which will allow it to expand its services through the state of Wisconsin.
Canada-US reach deal to stay in trade pact with Mexico 10-01-2018
WASHINGTON — Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline.
Ryloo Boutique opens in Pewaukee 09-30-2018
PEWAUKEE — Women’s clothing and accessory shop Ryloo Boutique has opened in downtown Pewaukee.
Waukesha native is new owner of Otto’s Fine Art Academy 09-30-2018
WAUKESHA — Melissa Hillmer never imagined that she would be the owner of an art school. The Waukesha native and recent college graduate has been interested in art since she was a young girl.
Three new retailers could come to Corridor project 09-28-2018
BROOKFIELD — Dick’s Sporting Goods, a lone retailer in Brookfield’s mixed-use Corridor development, could soon have company, based on plans city officials are reviewing.
U.S. economy grew at robust 4.2 percent rate in Q2 09-28-2018
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, the best performance in nearly four years, though economists believe growth has slowed in the current quarter partly because of a drag from trade.
Komatsu to build new $300 million headquarters in Milwaukee 09-28-2018
WAUKESHA — A new $300 million headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District will permit Komatsu Mining Corp. to increase its staffing to 1,000 permanent, full-time positions in the city, about 400 more that it currently has there, according to a Thursday announcement.
Leaders urge Kimberly-Clark to extend plant closing deadline 09-27-2018
FOX CROSSING, Wis. — Elected officials in the Fox Valley are urging Kimberly-Clark to delay its self-imposed deadline for deciding whether to close its Cold Spring manufacturing plant.
Setting the barre in Oconomowoc 09-27-2018
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Eddy Bray was just 12 when he happened to walk through a dance studio door in Milwaukee and changed his life forever.
New subdivision coming to Summit
SUMMIT — A new development called Newbridge Crossing is sprouting up on the eastern side of the village, just east of Lower Nemahbin Lake on Waterville Road.
Council approves Highway 60 traffic study 09-27-2018
CEDARBURG — Longtime plans for the development of a new business park on Highway 60 north of Cedarburg could finally be moving forward with the Monday night Common Council vote to approve a traffic impact study.
Hartford company to sell bullet-proof whiteboards 09-27-2018
HARTFORD — Jim Muth, general manager of EVERWhite, wishes he didn’t have to develop bullet-proof and portable whiteboards.
MSI General to build Oak Creek industrial building 09-27-2018
OCONOMOWOC — MSI General Corporation has been hired to design and build an approximately 132,000-square-foot industrial building in the Oakview Business Park in Oak Creek.
Plans for downtown Watertown hotel advance 09-27-2018
WATERTOWN — A sixth property has been purchased in the 100 block of West Main Street in downtown Watertown, paving the way for a planned town square and possible hotel.
Actuant: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot 09-27-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. (ATU) on Wednesday reported a loss of $37.7 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
Metro area unemployment rates decline, hold steady 09-27-2018
WAUKESHA — The Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates have either declined or held steady in all 12 Wisconsin metro areas for the 58th consecutive month.
Fed raises rates for 3rd time this year with 1 more expected
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has modestly raised a key interest rate for the third time this year in response to a strong U.S. economy and signaled that it foresees another rate hike before the year ends.
Wisconsin’s water innovation to be shown at conference
WAUKESHA — Water technology from Wisconsin will be highlighted at the 2018 Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference starting Oct. 1 at the New Orleans Convention Center.
West Bend officials approve downtown special assessments 09-26-2018
WEST BEND — West Bend officials approved plans developed by the Downtown West Bend Business Improvement District despite several who requested modifications to the finalized proposal.
Defining your dreams 09-26-2018
WAUKESHA — A new downtown Waukesha business offers a varied blend of wellness services and programming, but with a central theme.
Woods at Highland Park set to break ground this fall 09-26-2018
MEQUON — The first units in an upscale condominium project along Green Bay Road will be ready for occupancy in spring.
Fiserv to purchase debit processing solutions network
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc. announced Tuesday it has agreed to acquire the debit card processing, ATM Managed Services and MoneyPass surcharge free network of Elan Financial Services, a unit of U.S. Bancorp.
Kohl’s to launch new plus-size clothing line, collaborates with HGTV stars 09-26-2018
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced Tuesday it will unveil two new collections of items: EVRI, a private- label brand for plus-sized shoppers; and Scott Living at Kohl’s, a home lifestyle collection of items created in collaboration with Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV.
Colectivo Coffee marks silver anniversary 09-25-2018
MILWAUKEE — Twenty-five years after starting in the basement of a Walker’s Point warehouse, Colectivo Coffee Roasters is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Condo project gets OK 09-25-2018
MEQUON — The first units in an upscale condominium project along Green Bay Road will be ready for occupancy in spring.
Grafton Best Buy to close in November 09-25-2018
GRAFTON — The Best Buy in Grafton Commons is scheduled to close its doors for good Nov. 3.
Three Canadian credit unions select Fiserv services 09-25-2018
BROOKFIELD — Three credit unions in Canada have started long-term business relationships with Brookfield-based Fiserv for its financial services technology solutions.
Quad/Graphics subsidiary purchases European creative agency 09-25-2018
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics Europe, a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, Inc., announced Monday it has acquired Peppermint Warszawa, a strategic and creative agency specializing in creating and implementing print and digital campaigns.
ProHealth Care expands rehabilitation services 09-25-2018
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care has increased its rehabilitation services at its facilities at 17280 W. North Ave. in Brookfield and 209 W. Main St. in Waukesha, inside Avalon Square.
Hartland sets public hearing for ‘The Glen’ 09-25-2018
HARTLAND — The Village Board approved the Oct. 22 public hearing for a condo development called “The Glen at Overlook Trails” as well as a conditional use permit for Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, Inc. on Monday night.
Darrow starts construction on dealerships
MILWAUKEE — The Russ Darrow Group, with 18 locations throughout Wisconsin and headquartered in Menomonee Falls, broke ground Friday for its new Honda and Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealerships in Milwaukee at the Metro Auto Mall on the northwest side of Milwaukee off Highways 41/45 and Good Hope Road.
Report: State leads nation in manufacturing jobs added since June 09-23-2018
MADISON — The United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics today released state-by-state employment and unemployment rankings showing that Wisconsin’s robust manufacturing industry continues to add jobs at a historic rate, with Wisconsin ranking 1st nationally in the number of manufacturing jobs added from June 2018 through August.
Saving time with drones 09-22-2018
NEW BERLIN - A few years ago, drones were barely heard of except in the military and now they are quickly growing in popularity and becoming a part of everyday business.
Germantown Chamber of Commerce unveils new logo design 09-21-2018
GERMANTOWN — The Germantown Chamber of Commerce is expanding marketing programs and has adopted a new logo, which replaces the nearly 20-year-old logo revealed in 1999.
Pleased to meat you 09-21-2018
WEST BEND — The Ries’ Sausage sign over Washington Street went down Wednesday and was replaced by co-owners Ben Houle and Andy Fero. It now bears the name of the new business, West Bend Sausage Plus.
Halloween spending expected to hit $9 billion 09-21-2018
WAUKESHA — As Halloween continues to increase in popularity across the U.S., Americans are opening their wallets wide and are expected to spend about $9 billion on related goods, the second highest amount in 14 years.
Van Horn Automotive Group purchases Sheboygan dealerships 09-21-2018
WAUKESHA — Van Horn Automotive Group continues to acquire dealerships around the state — this time with the purchase of Russ Darrow Nissan of Sheboygan and Russ Darrow Volkswagen of Sheboygan.
Company’s arrival highlights need for manufacturers to invest in supply chains 09-21-2018
PEWAUKEE — Set amid the backdrop of Foxconn’s arrival in Southeastern Wisconsin, a consortium of economic development experts are calling on local manufacturers to make investments to supply chain technology — and do so at lightning speed.
Wisconsin adds 36,300 private-sector jobs in August 09-21-2018
MADISON — From August 2017 to August 2018, Wisconsin added 36,300 private-sector jobs with 2,500 manufacturing jobs added over the same time period, according to a news release Thursday from the Department of Workforce Development.
Slinger company commits $1 million to promote hunting
SLINGER — Legendary Whitetails, a Slinger-based clothing company for white-tailed deer hunters, has announced it will dedicate $1 million this season to promote hunting nationwide.
Advanced Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists changes name
MILWAUKEE — Advanced Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists S.C. has officially changed its name to ADVENT after using the two names interchangeably for several years.
Enter the ‘Fray’ 09-20-2018
OCONOMOWOC — While Morgan Krueger, owner of Fray, a new women’s boutique downtown, was in college the idea came to her that she wanted to open her own store.
Eagles Landing approaching completion 09-20-2018
OCONOMOWOC — Construction on the Wisconsin Ave. condominiums on Wisconsin Avenue should be wrapped up by May as Eagles Landing and The Parc on Lac La Belle approach the end of their developments.
Two Cedarburg men charged with securities, wire fraud
CEDARBURG — Two Cedarburg men are facing a list of federal charges over accusations of false accounting.
Hartland commission sets public hearing for ‘North Forty’ development 09-20-2018
HARTLAND — The Plan Commission has set a public hearing date for a Neumann Developments Inc. project called The Glen at Overlook Trails, which has been referred to as the “North Forty” development, on Highway K near Jungbluth Road.
Brookfield OKs hearing for light poles at ‘regional shopping malls’ 09-20-2018
BROOKFIELD — Residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on proposed lighting changes at portions of Brookfield Square next month, following a decision Tuesday.
Competing for workers 09-20-2018
WAUKESHA - Waukesha-based organic grocer Good Harvest Market announced this week it is increasing its wage for hourly workers to $10 an hour.
County officials give approval to build driveway over creek 09-19-2018
TOWN OF POLK — Scenic Cedar Creek LLC in the town of Polk was given approval by the Washington County Board of Adjustment to construct a driveway over a creek to give them access to a cold storage building.
New West Bend Fleet Farm site moves forward 09-19-2018
WEST BEND — A site plan and several conditional use permits for the new Fleet Farm location on the city’s northwest side have been approved by the West Bend Plan Commission.
Target, Macy’s, Kohl’s dangle discounts, gift cards for seasonal workers 09-19-2018
CHICAGO — Retailers won’t just be battling each other for customers this holiday season — they’re also gearing up to fight over the temporary workers who will make the sales.
Metro Milwaukee Boston Store location could reopen 09-19-2018
WAUKESHA — A Boston Store location in metro Milwaukee could open in time for the holiday shopping season, according to media reports.
Foxconn signs deal to jointly develop Wisconsin ginseng
WAUSAU, Wis. — Foxconn has signed an agreement to jointly develop Wisconsin's ginseng industry and grow its newly-established Wisconsin-based brand.
Mequon office buildings OK’d 09-18-2018
MEQUON — Plans for twin office buildings on the last available lot in the East Mequon Corporate Center recently received a green light from the city.
County officials approve moving some workforce development duties to Waukesha County 09-18-2018
WEST BEND — Washington County officials have agreed to a change that will provide those in Waukesha County with additional administrative oversight of workforce development.
ThermTech to build addition onto Waukesha facility 09-18-2018
WAUKESHA — Keller has been hired to construct a 10,500-square-foot manufacturing addition for ThermTech at 301 Travis Lane in Waukesha.
Wisconsin’s coolest products 09-18-2018
WAUKESHA — Innovation is happening in Wisconsin and a list of 16 items from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and Johnson Financial Group proves that.
Delafield Street strip-mall site being considered for residential 09-18-2018
WAUKESHA — Companies interested in developing a 3.38-acre collection of properties across from City Hall on Delafield Street have all pitched residential projects for the site.
Business owner to pay nearly $630K for alleged fraud
HARTLAND — Sonag Ready Mix, LLC owner Nicholas Rivecca Sr. has agreed to pay the Department of Justice $629,732 to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by defrauding a government-funded program, U.S. Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced Wednesday.
Inspire Washington County aims to connect students, employers 09-16-2018
WEST BEND — The steady expansion of the United States economy since the end of the Great Recession has been an encouraging trend for those who found themselves distressed over the prospect of finding employment during that time.
Commission to consider plans for new north side subdivision 09-16-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Plan commissioners will consider Waukesha developer Carl Tomich’s plans for a large subdivision off Swan Road on the city’s north side during a meeting on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in City Hall, W240-N3065 Pewaukee Road.
As fall approaches, new businesses pop up downtown 09-16-2018
WAUKESHA — It’s a sunny Friday afternoon, and Gaby Bras is thoughtfully selecting flowers for wedding arrangements in her downtown Waukesha storefront and studio.
Walker implores senators to visit Kimberly-Clark plant
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is imploring state senators to visit a Kimberly-Clark plant that's slated to close if the Legislature doesn't approve a tax incentive package that could cost up to $100 million.
Area company sends generators to areas in the path of Hurricane Florence 09-14-2018
TOWN OF GENESEE — As all eyes are cast toward the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence strikes, Generac Power Systems is being proactive and has five storm response teams ready to head to the East Coast today.
Manufacturers invited to supply chain workshops 09-14-2018
PEWAUKEE — To help manufacturers prepare for the upcoming opening of the Foxconn production facility in Mount Pleasant, supply chain workshops will be offered regarding industry trends and Foxconn.
ABC of Wisconsin’s apprenticeship program has record enrollment 09-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Four hundred contracted apprentices, a record amount, have enrolled in Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin’s apprentice program for this fall.
Three more county school districts get Wisconsin Fast Forward grants 09-14-2018
WAUKESHA — Three more Waukesha County school districts have been named as recipients of the Department of Workforce Development’s Wisconsin Fast Forward Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Equipment grant.
Twisted Fire seeks liquor license 09-13-2018
OCONOMOWOC — The latest restaurant coming to Oconomowoc is seeking a liquor license from the city during the next Common Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Mequon’s Foxtown gets TIF incentive 09-13-2018
MEQUON — Developers of the Foxtown project in Mequon’s Town Center neighborhood will get a $4.9 million incentive for their project that improves a blighted 17-acre parcel on the south side of Mequon Road.
Badger Meter to add 40 jobs in Racine 09-13-2018
RACINE — Badger Meter will create 40 jobs during the next three years in Racine as it transfers jobs from Arizona to Wisconsin.
Foxconn seeks to hire 3,000 veterans 09-13-2018
MILWAUKEE — As part its plan to employ 13,000 people at its future Mount Pleasant manufacturing facility, Foxconn Technology Group announced Wednesday it intends to hire 3,000 veterans.
Colectivo Coffee celebrates silver anniversary 09-13-2018
MILWAUKEE — Colectivo Coffee Roasters, a staple of many area coffee shops and home kitchens, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Restaurant industry has nationwide labor shortage 09-13-2018
MUSKEGO — The lobby of a McDonald’s on Racine Avenue closed early on Monday night due to staffing shortages, a handwritten note read on the front door of the business.
Walker says Kimberly-Clark deal will need bipartisan support
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that it would be easier to reconvene the state Senate after the November election to vote on an incentive package that might keep Kimberly-Clark from shutting down one of two Wisconsin plants, but the Kleenex tissue-maker said it wants action by the end of this month.
Erin resident concerned about 320-unit storage facility
TOWN OF ERIN — During the citizen comment portion of the Plan Commission meeting Monday, Erin resident John Stillman voiced his concerns about a proposed storage units facility possibly being built at 1782 Highway 83.
Wisconsin credit unions announce initiative to encourage more saving 09-12-2018
WEST BEND — After observing a disturbing trend with respect to household savings in the country, representatives from credit unions have collaborated on an initiative to entice people to save more.
Home sales take another slide in August 09-12-2018
WAUKESHA — The summer months may be considered the height of the home-selling season, but three of the past four months in the metro Milwaukee area had a decline in sales, including August at 1.6 percent, compared to the same months in 2017.
Port Washington State Bank offers special loan rate 09-11-2018
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Officials at Port Washington State Bank announced last week the bank is offering a special loan rate intended to assist area residents coping with unexpected expenses related to recent flooding in the area.
Mequon Public Market grows 09-11-2018
MEQUON — Fresh hot donuts from Happy Dough Lucky will join other announced partners in Mequon Public Market at Spur 16.
Willowbrook changing hands 09-11-2018
THIENSVILLE — Willowbrook Place, a longtime retirement community in Thiensville, will change hands this fall.
Judge upholds August Weber Haus ruling 09-11-2018
PORT WASHINGTON — Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Voiland has upheld the city of Cedarburg’s action to revoke the Class B liquor license from the owners of the August Weber Haus on Washington Avenue.
New Mequon tavern promises adventure 09-11-2018
MEQUON — You probably won’t need a map to find it, but the owner of a planned new tavern on Mequon’s far north side promises that patrons’ expeditions will be worth it.
Hartford OKs final site plan for apartments 09-11-2018
HARTFORD — Groundbreaking could take place soon for a major apartment development complex in the city’s downtown after action Monday by the city’s Plan Commission.
RE/MAX Service First opens location in Town of Brookfield 09-11-2018
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — RE/MAX Service First has opened its first permanent location in the Town of Brookfield at 21075 Swenson Drive, Suite, 200, according to an announcement from broker and owner John Gscheidmeier.
REV Group creates seatbelts for ambulances 09-11-2018
WAUKESHA — New seatbelt technology has been introduced that will allow ambulance crews to administer patient care while remaining safe.
Ingleside Hotel hosts grand reopening
WAUKESHA — Monday afternoon’s grand opening of The Ingleside Hotel was held in the lobby, which has a modern, yet quasi-vintage look exhibited by large distressed mirrors, white-wood flooring and weathered wooden lock boxes displayed throughout the room.
Froedtert & MCW to build community hospital in Oak Creek 09-11-2018
MILWAUKEE — A small-scale hospital in Oak Creek that would offer 24/7 care is being proposed by the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.
Council stalls The Glen condo development 09-11-2018
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The City of Pewaukee Common Council tabled a proposed 60-unit condominium community known as The Glen at Parkway Ridge subdivision Monday night after the council felt they needed more time to sort out zoning and conditional use permit details.
Pleasant Hill Bar & Grill, Wrench Workz to replace Richfield businesses 09-09-2018
RICHFIELD — Two established businesses in the village will be operating under new names after receiving approval of their individual plans of operation from the village’s Plan Commission.
State Walmart associates receive over $4.3 million in bonuses 09-09-2018
WEST BEND — More than 915,000 Walmart associates across the country received a share of more than $200 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ second-quarter performance, the company announced Friday.
Jimmy John’s could be coming to West Sunset Drive
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — The owner of a small strip mall of the northwest corner of West Sunset Drive and South Prairie Avenue is working on a plan to bring a Jimmy John’s restaurant to the development.
Entering the Blue Zones 09-08-2018
HORICON - For more than 100 years, John Deere has been at the forefront of innovation with farming products and equipment.
Lands’ End: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot 09-07-2018
DODGEVILLE — Lands’ End Inc. (LE) on Thursday reported a loss of $5.3 million in its fiscal second quarter.
US hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years 09-07-2018
WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States picked up in August as employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, a sign of confidence that consumers and businesses will keep spending.
Study shows downtown Hartford has adequate parking despite public opinion 09-07-2018
HARTFORD — A recent survey of available parking in the city’s downtown shows that during the peak hours of 6, 7 and 8 p.m. on the downtown’s busiest nights, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 36 percent of available parking remained vacant.
Tourism spending is on the rise in Washington County 09-07-2018
TOWN OF POLK — Washington County has experienced an influx of tourism money during the past few years, bolstering the local economy by sustaining businesses, the labor force, as well as generating tax revenue for the area.
Fiserv technology addresses challenges of online loan applications, account access 09-07-2018
BROOKFIELD — In a world where people want to do things quickly and simply, Fiserv, Inc. has created a suite of solutions aimed at making opening accounts and completing loan applications online easier.
Bon-Ton Stores could be revived by technology company
WAUKESHA — New life may soon be breathed into The Bon-Ton Stores and their brands, including Boston Stone and Younkers, if CSC Generation is able to purchase the company out of bankruptcy.
Greenwald banquet facility denied 09-07-2018
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO — Greenwald Foundation owners Darwin and Dona Greenwald will seek legal counsel after the Town Board unanimously denied their proposed $2 million banquet facility Thursday night, said foundation representative Ron Spear.
Council votes to allow Preserve to add apartment building
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council voted 5-2 to allow The Preserve at Prairie Creek to add one more apartment building to its complex on the south side of its property.
Harley’s rumble helps businesses roar
THIENSVILLE — Businesses along Main Street enjoyed the benefits over the weekend of an estimated 15,000 or more Harley-Davidson riders who visited the party at the dealership in Thiensville.
Getting back to work 09-06-2018
WEST BEND — Retirees are returning to work and those approaching retirement believe they will return to work within five years, according to a survey from Home Instead Inc.
Judge refuses Clear Channel’s bid to dismiss billboard suit
WAUKESHA — A Waukesha County judge on Tuesday declined to dismiss Koepp Realty’s lawsuit against Clear Channel Outdoor, handing the real estate firm a second preliminary victory against the billboard company.
Russ Darrow Group to construct two new dealerships
MENOMONEE FALLS — Russ Darrow Group will break ground on two new dealerships on Sept. 21 at the Metro Auto Mall on the northwest side of Milwaukee off Highway 41/45 and Good Hope Road.
Downtown West Bend group prepares for student idea event 09-05-2018
WEST BEND — With the fall season approaching, West Bend officials are finalizing details of an event they had been planning for several months — hosting a group of high school and college students to generate ideas for improving the downtown, along with attracting businesses and guests.
UW-M to discuss Foxconn partnership, job opportunities
WEST BEND — As local businesses get signed on for the Foxconn project in Racine County and get a boost to their respective incomes, local colleges and universities are also starting to reap the benefits of the billion-dollar global company’s impending arrival in southeastern Wisconsin.
The evolution of shopping centers 09-05-2018
BROOKFIELD — As shopping habits have changed, so have some brick and mortar retail centers.
Midwest Senior Living to lay off 30 workers in Thiensville
THIENSVILLE — Midwest Senior Living LLC recently gave formal notice of workforce reduction plans for its Thiensville location which are expected to affect 30 employees.
Live and Gather: A Look at Spur 16 09-04-2018
If you live in the northern ‘burbs of Ozaukee County, you won’t have to travel far to get your downtown Milwaukee fix.
Red Fox Crossing neighborhood opens in New Berlin
NEW BERLIN — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the grand opening of Tim O’Brien Homes’ new neighborhood Red Fox Crossing in New Berlin.
Sleep Number coming to Grafton 09-04-2018
GRAFTON — Select Comfort Retail Corp. received approval from the village of Grafton Plan Commission last week to move forward on opening a store at 1205 Port Washington Road.
New hotel opens in Grafton 09-04-2018
GRAFTON — Grafton’s business community celebrated the opening of a new hotel with an Aug. 23 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Same specialty, new look for two Cedarburg businesses 09-04-2018
CEDARBURG — Two orthodontic practices in the city of Cedarburg are in the midst of business improvements.
Finding more room to breathe 09-04-2018
WEST BEND — It wasn’t quite like trying to stuff people into a telephone booth, but at times, employees and customers at Healing Elements Day Spa were routinely grazing elbows, bumping into each other.
Pizza Ranch to open Sept. 10 in Waukesha 09-04-2018
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s first Pizza Ranch is set to open on Sept. 10 at 930 Fleetfoot Drive.
Manufacturing, services industries see greatest growth in July 09-01-2018
WAUKESHA - The majority of metro Milwaukee areas saw economic gains during the month of July, largely thanks to the strengthening manufacturing sector.
Boston Store website teases comeback 09-01-2018
WAUKESHA - Hope may not be lost for loyal Boston Store customers. On Friday, the websites for the stores operated by The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., including Boston Store, displayed a message teasing a return.
Unemployment Insurance public comment period opens
WAUKESHA - The public will be able to submit comments related to Wisconsin unemployment insurance until Nov. 16.
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