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The future is now at Trace-A-Matic 03-26-2016
PEWAUKEE - On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Technical College System Board awarded its “Futuremakers Partner” award to Trace-A-Matic.
Nobile is president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin 03-26-2016
MILWAUKEE - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin announced that Paul Nobile has been named its president.
Two Milwaukee public accounting firms merge 03-26-2016
BROOKFIELD - Sitzberger, Hau & Company S.C. and Deignan & Associates, S.C. have merged.
Moody’s affirms Waukesha’s strong financial position
WAUKESHA — Moody’s Investor Service assigned the highest debt rating available (MIG-1) to the $10.7 million in short term debt to be used by the city this year.
Nehm’s Greenhouse in Slinger has new owner 03-25-2016
A long-time Slinger business has a new owner.
Milwaukee Pizza Company opens in downtown Waukesha 03-25-2016
WAUKESHA - For now the newly opened Milwaukee Pizza Company is only selling frozen pizza from its downtown shop, but come April it will offer cooked pizzas for pickup or delivery - as well as pizza by the slice.
Wisconsin adds 8,000 private sector jobs in a month 03-25-2016
WAUKESHA  - The Department of Workforce Development said Thursday that the state added a preliminary 8,000 private sector jobs in February.
‘The Range’ thriving in Richfield 03-24-2016
When Jim Babiasz’s oldest son, Josh, approached him back in 2013 about opening up a gun range in Richfield, he wanted nothing to do with it.
Hasler tossing dough, building community at Eric’s Hand Tossed Pizza and Subs
OCONOMOWOC — Eric Hasler has been putting in 80-hour work weeks since he was 17 years old and started managing his first pizzeria.
Calling all burrito lovers 03-24-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The last few days have been busy for the Roaring Fork Restaurant Group as it prepares to open its 53rd Qdoba location tomorrow.
A record winter market 03-24-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When the clock struck 1 p.m. March 20, the winter farmers market season came to a close, but with it came a 1,000 person attendance bump from last year.
Passion for panache 03-24-2016
Linda Krusick and her husband, John, bought the Olive Sprig in Cedarburg, previously Olive ’n Vinnie’s, two years ago.
Dealing with a resume gap 03-24-2016
WAUKESHA - Whether by choice or by life’s circumstances, people will take a break from the workforce, but Jim Palzewicz, founding partner of Action COACH of Elm Grove, said not to hide that break when seeking a return to the workforce, but to play up the skills a person learned during that period.
Hiring for Waukesha Meijer to start in next few months 03-23-2016
WAUKESHA —The new Meijer location in Waukesha is anticipated to open later this summer and the significant amount of hiring to staff the store will start soon.
MRPC acquires New Hampshire manufacturer 03-22-2016
BUTLER — Medical device components and assemblies provider MRPC has acquired Johnson Precision, a global supplier of plastic injection molded components and assemblies that is based in New Hampshire.
Oshkosh Defense awarded Defense contracts 03-22-2016
OSHKOSH — The United States Department of Defense has awarded several contracts to Oshkosh Defense for military vehicles.
Off/Aisle by Kohl’s opens 03-22-2016
WAUKESHA - Only the third in the nation, Off/Aisle by Kohl’s has opened at 120 East Sunset Drive, Unit C.
Orangetheory Fitness to hold grand-opening celebration at location in Mequon Town Center 03-22-2016
MEQUON — Orangetheory Fitness will celebrate its grand opening in the Mequon Town Center Thursday.
Focusing on balance 03-22-2016
THIENSVILLE — The concept of balance is something that applies to almost anything in life, including humans.
James Temmer 03-22-2016
CEDARBURG — While the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin serves consumers throughout the state, as of the end of February, it might just feel a little more familiar to local folks thanks to the appointment of its new president and CEO, James Temmer.
West Bend man, 36, dies after industrial accident 03-22-2016
MEQUON — A machine operator at Carlson Tool & Manufacturing who was caught in a machine last week died Thursday.
Mortenson to oversee Bucks arena construction 03-22-2016
MILWAUKEE - Mortenson Construction will oversee the construction of a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, according to a Monday announcement.
Wisconsin’s home sales best in 10 years 03-22-2016
MADISON — February was the best month for home sales in Wisconsin in more than 10 years, according to data released Monday by the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
BBB report: more consumers interacting with customers online 03-21-2016
MILWAUKEE — The annual statistics report from the Better Business Bureau released Monday showed that the number of complaints, investigations, ad review and mediation performed or investigated by the BBB remained stable in 2015, but there was a significant increase in consumers interacting with the organization online.
Grant to help workers affected by Assurant Health, Wells Fargo layoffs 03-21-2016
MILWAUKEE — A National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will be used to help the workers laid off by Assurant Health and Wells Fargo in Milwaukee.
Rich Logistics, Active Aero Group, receive GM awards
CUDAHY - Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc., an asset-light transportation and logistics service provider, announced Monday that Active Aero Group and Rich Logistic were named a 2015 “Supplier of the Year” by General Motors.
Bank puts $30,000 towards veterans' homes 03-20-2016
Westbury Bank raised more than $30,000 for Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH) Wisconsin with a company match, according to a news release.
Tough as steel 03-20-2016
WAUKESHA — Looking back, Lues Jimenez of Cudahy wishes he would have pursued more education after graduating from high school, but now at the age of 47, he is happy to have the opportunity to partake in an apprenticeship program offered by his employer, Renaissance Manufacturing Group, and to set an example for his children and grandchildren that you are never to old to learn.
Brides and grooms turn to crowdfunding for gifts 03-19-2016
WAUKESHA - Wedding registries have morphed in recent years from blenders and Tupperware to board games and compost bins. Now, brides and grooms are increasingly forgoing the registry and instead creating an online crowdfunding campaign to help pay for their honeymoons.
Industrial park developers negotiate for former Kenosha dog track 03-19-2016
KENOSHA - The broker for the former Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha says there are a few offers on the table for the 228-acre site from developers interested in making the property an industrial park.
Wisconsin jobs agency plans South Korea trade trip 03-19-2016
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker’s job-creation agency is inviting Wisconsin exporters on a May trade mission to South Korea.
Students take a look at the future 03-18-2016
TOWN OF POLK — Amber Olson and Vanessa Neubauer said they learned about things Thursday they never knew existed.
Everything’s comin’ up roses at the Museum of Wisconsin Art 03-18-2016
Nearly three years since moving into its award-winning building at 205 Veterans Ave. in West Bend, business is booming at the Museum of Wisconsin Art.
Froedtert & MCW cancer center earns national accreditation 03-18-2016
MILWAUKEE — The cancer program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center has received a full three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Hotels undergo renovations in Brookfield 03-18-2016
BROOKFIELD - Hotels often budget renovations into their long-term plans because keeping a fresh look is important to guests, said Trisha Pugal, president and CEO of Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association in Brookfield.
Quad/Graphics releases report on millennials 03-17-2016
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics has released a report on the subject of millennials and the best ways for marketers, advertisers and media partners to capture that generation’s attention.
Mequon approves cell tower lease for River Barn Park
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council March 8 unanimously approved the lease for a cell-phone tower in River Barn Park.
See what Cedarburg is all about 03-17-2016
Members of the public are invited to attend “Sample of Cedarburg,” March 24, sponsored by US Bank and featuring local business owners, who will be happy to answer questions about commerce in Cedarburg.
Developer incentive sparks debate 03-17-2016
MEQUON — The developer of a planned $8 million apartment complex in Mequon’s Town Center Tax Incremental Finance district will receive a $647,427 incentive.
Bumpy landings be gone 03-17-2016
Pilots and passengers may notice a difference during landings and takeoffs when a project at West Bend Municipal Airport is completed later this year.
Survey targets Hartford workers 03-17-2016
Hartford officials are asking local employees what they want to see in new housing to help them call Hartford their home.
Construction underway on multitenant structure in St. Vincent de Paul lot 03-17-2016
WAUKESHA - Construction has begun on a new three-tenant structure anchored by a Klinke Cleaners located in the parking lot of a city of Waukesha St. Vincent de Paul building.
Kohl’s to close one Wisconsin store in Brown Deer 03-16-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS —A the end of February, Kohl’s announced it would close 18 underperforming stores in the United States, but at the time, declined to specify which locations would be affected.
>>Kohl’s Off/Aisle to open Sunday in Waukesha
DentaQuest moving to Milwaukee 03-16-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY – DentaQuest announced Wednesday that it will move its offices in Mequon and Grafton to an expanded 88,000-square-foot location on Milwaukee’s far northwest side.
Many futures in health care 03-16-2016
PEWAUKEE — As the field faces a looming labor shortage, health care leaders made the case to high school students on Tuesday that — whatever their interests — there’s a place for them in the industry.
Colorful business plan 03-16-2016
Dane Mauland wants to have a busy and colorful summer.
Carroll proposes larger nursing and engineering building 03-16-2016
WAUKESHA - Yet another Carroll University building may be demolished to make room for a modern facility.
Bon-Ton comparable store sales decline in 4Q 03-15-2016
MILWAUKEE —Comparable store sales for both the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 and the full year were down, according to a financial statement released Tuesday by the Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
Ozaukee Realtors Association plays role in state legislation 03-15-2016
CEDARBURG — Ozaukee Realtors Association and the Wisconsin Realtors Association said in a recent news release that they played a key role in encouraging state lawmakers to pass pro-homeowner legislation
Enthusiastic about beer 03-15-2016
Wisconsin’s love affair with beer dates to the 1830s, when the state’s first breweries started to appear.
G’town looks at senior living 03-15-2016
A proposed 190-unit senior living community in Germantown will meet the needs of the aging population and add jobs, according to its developers.
Reshaping downtowns 03-13-2016
WAUKESHA - As the city of Waukesha continues to spend money rebranding its downtown, two other communities in Lake Country are also making strides toward improving their city centers.
Printing prodigiously 03-12-2016
SUSSEX - In the final months of 2015 global printing giant Quad/Graphics announced a series of moves, including layoffs, to meet falling revenue projections.
Brookfield association to host well-known speaker 03-12-2016
BROOKFIELD - The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host internationally renowned speaker, scientist and author, Jay Lehr, at its monthly business meeting on March 18 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Ave.
Employer registration available for Spring Job Fair 03-12-2016
PEWAUKEE - With its Spring Job Fair coming in April, The Workforce Development Center is looking for employers to participate in the event, which features 130 businesses and hundreds of job seekers throughout the region. 
Expansion of Hartford condos underway 03-11-2016
HARTFORD — Housing construction in the city continues.
Switching it up 03-11-2016
WAUKESHA - There’s always that one switch that you forget what its for: does it turn on the light above the kitchen sink or the garbage disposal in the sink?
Metro Milwaukee home sales rise 7.6% in February 03-11-2016
WAUKESHA — Home sales increased 7.6 percent for the four-county metro Milwaukee area in February, but Waukesha County’s sales neither increased nor declined.
Investor purchases former Ponderosa site in Wauwatosa
WAUWATOSA — A private investor has purchased the former Ponderosa Restaurant site in Wauwatosa with the intent to raze it and redevelop the land.
Metalspun purchases Oak Creek industrial space 03-10-2016
OAK CREEK — Metalspun, Inc. has purchased a 29,000-square-foot industrial space at 310 W. Forest Hill Ave. in Oak Creek for its growing business.
A new era of red bags 03-10-2016
BROOKFIELD - Shoppers check out at the Sendik’s in the former Grasch Foods location on Wednesday.
Educational assistance for future home improvement professionals 03-10-2016
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee NARI Foundation Inc., the educational and charitable arm of the Milwaukee NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Home Improvement Council, announced a scholarship opportunity for students for the first semester of 2016-17 academic school year.
A quiet place to enjoy the ambiance 03-10-2016
CEDARBURG — The Java House stout will unite with the Java House coffee after the café was awarded wine and beer licenses by the Common Council Feb. 29.
Distillery is back on track 03-10-2016
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Plan Commission Monday approved a request from John Padberg of Padberg Distilling Co. LLC to modify a conditional use permit and establish the hours of operation at the proposed micro-distillery.
Hartford cracks down on food trucks
Restrictions approved by Hartford’s Common Council will make selling more difficult for transient merchants.
Downtown cafe plan nets preliminary approval 03-10-2016
WAUKESHA - Downtown Waukesha residents may soon have a new rooster waking them up each morning.
Owner wants shoppers to explore and Mind The Gap 03-09-2016
Downtown West Bend has a mix of specialty shops and now British imports “brought to you from across the pond” can also be found there.
Waukesha downtown rebranding effort moving ahead 03-09-2016
WAUKESHA -The “Historic Downtown Waukesha” tagline may soon become history itself.
‘The magnificent 2-and-a-half miles’
BROOKFIELD - Chicago may have its “Magnificent Mile” of shopping on Michigan Avenue, but Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow said Wisconsin has its “magnificent two-and-a-half miles” of retail along Bluemound Road in Brookfield.
Master Z’s to expand Waukesha showroom 03-09-2016
WAUKESHA - Master Z’s announced Tuesday that it will be expanding its Waukesha display store by 2,000 square feet.
Brookfield pharmaceutical company to be acquired 03-08-2016
BROOKFIELD — County Line Pharmaceuticals in Brookfield will be acquired by Alvogen after a definitive agreement was signed earlier this month.
6,700 Walmart employees in metro Milwaukee to get raises
MILWAUKEE —Across the country, more than 1.2 million Walmart and Sam’s Club employees will receive pay raises, including more than 6,700 in the Milwaukee metro area and more than 25,700 in Wisconsin.
River Hills West Healthcare Center to close, 144 to lose jobs 03-08-2016
PEWAUKEE — Five Star Quality Care, Inc. informed the state Tuesday that it intends to close its skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Pewaukee.
Ritz Nails opens on Cedarburg’s south side 03-08-2016
Ritz Nails celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting Feb. 23.
W-O-W Workforce Development plans open house in Mequon 03-08-2016
MEQUON — Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development will conduct an employer open house event in Mequon to provide legislative updates on business-related topics.
Gilman Precision adds CAD capabilities 03-08-2016
GRAFTON — Gilman Precision has added a 3-D Linear Products CAD Configurator to its website for increased efficiency and ease when viewing and adjusting product specifications.
Sales boom for Titan Spine 03-08-2016
MEQUON — Titan Spine, a Mequon-based medical device company, recently announced a 51percent increase in sales of its Endoskeleton interbody fusion devices in 2015 compared to the previous year.
Slinger eyes TIF district to aid expansion 03-08-2016
SLINGER — A proposed expansion of a long-time village business could receive a boost if village officials approve the creation of a Tax Incremental Finance District.
Froedtert & Medical College to open clinic in Brookfield 03-08-2016
BROOKFIELD - By the end of the year, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin plans to open a health clinic in Brookfield on North Calhoun Road.
Chick-fil-A plans second Brookfield restaurant 03-08-2016
BROOKFIELD - The wheels are in motion for Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A’s second location in Brookfield.
Waukesha brewpub closed Friday 03-08-2016
WAUKESHA - The city’s first brewpub opened on Clinton Street was shut down Friday night.
Raised Grain Brewing hires apprentice brewer 03-08-2016
WAUKESHA — As the demand grows for beer created by Raised Grain Brewing Co., the business hired Andy Hollander, Waukesha South class of 2001, to its brewing staff as an apprentice brewer.
Program to discuss Bluemound Road building projects
BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will present a program for describing and discussing Bluemound Road building projects next week.
Uptown Motors hires Image Makers for advertising 03-06-2016
WAUKESHA — Image Makers Advertising was selected by Uptown Motors as its agency of record.
Downtown Waukesha rebranding effort could cost $40K
WAUKESHA — During Tuesday’s Finance Committee, a proposal valued at approximately $40,000 from a contractor for a downtown Waukesha rebranding campaign will be discussed.
Restaurant group looks to hire more than 200 employees
WAUWATOSA — With several restaurants opening this spring at The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, Bartolotta Restaurant Group and its management arm, Phoenix Hospitality Group, are looking to hire more than 200 employees.
Meijer looks to hire 280 workers for Sussex store 03-05-2016
SUSSEX — Retailer Meijer, a new player in the southeastern Wisconsin market, announced Friday it is looking to hire about 280 workers for its future store in Sussex that is scheduled to open this summer.
Visions of the future for the Fowler Lake shoreline 03-04-2016
OCONOMOWOC — A new vision of the Fowler Lake shoreline is taking shape.
Judge denies motion in Fowler Lake Village suit 03-04-2016
OCONOMOWOC — A Waukesha County Judge has dismissed a motion filed by the lawyers representing parties involved in the failed condominium project Fowler Lake Village, but the city may not be off the hook yet.
Hartford Chamber honors community members 03-04-2016
Community leaders, volunteers and businesses were recognized Thursday night at the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 annual dinner at the Chandelier Ballroom.
DP Electronic Recycling signs agreement with Whitewater 03-04-2016
WHITEWATER - DP Electronic Recycling Inc. announced recently it entered a development agreement with the city of Whitewater for the construction of a state-of-the art recycling complex.
A day of fun and promoting local businesses 03-04-2016
WALES -  While the winter and spring weather duel it out, spend a day learning about businesses in Hartland and Delafield.
A different kind of creativity in Oconomowoc 03-04-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Shannon Meier said she has always had a “can I make it first?” attitude.
City formally asks for hotel study proposals 03-03-2016
CEDARBURG — With a pivotal deadline having passed, more information will soon emerge on a possible hotel feasibility study in the city of Cedarburg.
Something old, something new 03-03-2016
MEQUON — Details of a $30 million planned second phase of the Mequon Town Center came into sharper focus Tuesday as the developer publicly discussed specifics of the project during a special Common Council meeting.
Joy Global’s net sales decline 25% in 1Q
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global Inc. announced that its net sales declined 25 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago.
ATC proposes electric reliability project for southeast Wisconsin 03-03-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — American Transmission Co. wants to build a project to handle an electric reliability issue that would affect southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois for $52 million to $63 million.
Liquor license awarded to new owners of former Porticello restaurant 03-03-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council granted the approval of a Class B liquor license that had been reserved by the city for the Porticello restaurant building to its new management.
Brookfield council OKs early construction agreement for Milwaukee Tool 03-03-2016
BROOKFIELD - On the heels of a recent pivotal decision by city officials, Milwaukee Tool Corporation’s planned expansion of its corporate campus is being fast-tracked.
Pedal to the metal 03-03-2016
OCONOMOWOC LAKE - Automobile sales have been speeding up for the Ewald group of dealerships, in fact, Ewald General Manager Anthony Danninger said sales were up 46 percent in 2015 compared to 2014 for the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram dealerships he oversees.
Grasch Foods to open as Sendik’s on March 9 03-02-2016
BROOKFIELD — The transition of Grasch Foods into a Sendik’s Food Markets will officially happen March 9.
Company offers employees worldly options 03-02-2016
Company mergers can be disruptive, causing changes that significantly impact people’s lives, but they also give individuals the opportunity to learn skills to progress.
Tattoo shop gets permit 03-02-2016
Smokin’ Ink will get second chance to open an establishment in West Bend, provided they meet a set of conditions established by members of the Planning Commission.
5-building multifamily development proposed for Elm Grove 03-02-2016
ELM GROVE -A developer is proposing to construct a five-building multifamily residential development in Elm Grove with the size of the buildings ranging from two to four stories tall.
Home prices increase 6.9 percent in January 03-02-2016
WAUKESHA — Home prices increased 6.9 percent in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area in January when compared to the same period in 2015.
American Family reports strong 2015 03-01-2016
MADISON — Overall, 2015 was a good year for the American Family Insurance group of companies, according to an announcement Tuesday.
Aldi shoppers can now pay with credit 03-01-2016
BALTIMORE — Shoppers at Aldi can now pay with a credit card.
Actuant names former Joy Global executive Randal Baker CEO 03-01-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant announced Tuesday it named Randal W. Baker as the company’s president and chief executive officer effective immediately. Most recently, Baker was chief operating officer of Joy Global, Inc.
Automakers report strong February sales 03-01-2016
DETROIT — U.S. automakers are reporting monthly sales gains in February that have industry analysts more convinced than before that the industry is on track to set another sales record.
Still time in midlife to save for retirement 03-01-2016
BROOKFIELD - Get over it if you are more than 40 years old and have nothing set aside for retirement.
Cedarburg business survey on hold 03-01-2016
CEDARBURG — After hashing through a series of pros and cons, a Cedarburg panel devoted to economic development issues will not ask residents and other property owners to weigh in on what types of businesses they believe are desired in the community.
Sendik’s spurs review of seasonal display
GRAFTON — A situation with Sendik’s triggered review of village seasonal display policies.
Cedarburg chamber undergoes upheaval 03-01-2016
CEDARBURG — A meeting is planned early next week for Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce members, following the dismissal of Executive Director Kristine Hage Friday and the Feb. 17 mid-term resignation of board President Laurie Ziegler.
Paradise Theater closes to remodel, change name 03-01-2016
Moviegoers in West Bend will have to wait a while for the renovated theater on Parkway Drive to reopen.
Strawberry saga continues 03-01-2016
The controversy continues as town of Barton officials said they will proceed with a lawsuit to reverse portions of a judge’s ruling in a case against an area property owner.
Milwaukee Tool may move up construction date 03-01-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Plan Commission and Common Council will hold a public hearing during a joint meeting Tuesday on the proposed zoning overlay for the Milwaukee Tool expansion, as well as vote on an early construction agreement with the company.
Manufacturing industry outlook improves in January 03-01-2016
MILWAUKEE - For the second straight month, a manufacturing report showed the industry is moving in a positive direction in southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Rogers Behavioral Health adds teen residential program 02-29-2016
SUMMIT — Rogers Behavioral Health announced Monday it is offering a new intensive treatment option for teens struggling with severe depression and other mood disorders.
Blink Artisan Boutique to hold grand opening in Waukesha
WAUKESHA — A grand opening celebration is planned for Blink Artisan Boutique in downtown Waukesha on Saturday to coincide with the Vintage Shop Hop and Waukesha Art Crawl.
Physicians Realty Trust revenue increases 105% in 4Q
MILWAUKEE — Physicians Realty Trust announced Monday that during its fourth quarter its total revenue was $40.4 million, an increase of 105 percent when compared to the same period in 2014.
Baer shares perspective on strengths, direction of industry 02-27-2016
WAUKESHA - In recent years, a person couldn’t attend an event promoting manufacturing in Waukesha County or discussing the issues facing the industry without seeing Mary Baer.
Kohl’s to close 18 locations as profits fall flat 02-26-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Chain department store Kohl’s Corporation announced plans to shutter 18 underperforming stores on Thursday, after profits fell flat in the fourth fiscal quarter.
The more things change, the more they stay the same 02-26-2016
Ries’ Sausage Plus Sprits is under new ownership, but don’t expect a lot of changes.
3 Waukesha County companies take home Manufacturer of the Year honors 02-26-2016
WAUKESHA - A trio of Waukesha County manufacturing companies were honored for their work Thursday at a statewide award ceremony.
Dean Team Properties LLC purchases two lots on Fond Du Lac land 02-25-2016
MILWAUKEE — The Barry Company, a commercial real real estate firm in downtown Milwaukee, announced that Dean Team Properties LLC has purchased two lots on Rolling Meadows Drive in the Town of Fond Du Lac.
Frentzel Products sells North Milwaukee building 02-25-2016
MILWAUKEE — Commercial real estate firm The Barry Company has announced that Mark Porreca has purchased the industrial building at 125 W. Melvina Street in Milwaukee from Frantzel Products.
WEDC launches “Made in Wisconsin” logo program 02-25-2016
MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has launched a “Made In Wisconsin” program, offering companies an official logo to help market their products and show off their state pride. 
Advancing eye care health 02-25-2016
Dr. Michael Bardenwerper has worn glasses since sixth grade. As a child, he remembers asking the person who checked his vision many questions, including if he could be an eye doctor some day.
RENEW Wisconsin applauds solar energy projects set for 2016 02-25-2016
MADISON — Renewable energy advocacy group, RENEW Wisconsin, reported several utility projects that they say could propel the state into its most successful year for solar power.
Quality, family, work are key links at Sausage Haus 02-25-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Jesse Jerabek started working at his father’s business when he was just 15.
Apartments open in new Menomonee Falls senior community 02-25-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - The organization behind one of the main senior living facilities in downtown Waukesha is finalizing occupancy for its newest senior community in Menomonee Falls.
Tommy Thompson to host event about global issues at Carroll Saturday 02-25-2016
WAUKESHA - Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson is hosting “Tommy Thompson’s Wisconsin and the World” (WI and the World) at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Carroll University, 100 North East Avenue.
Waukesha business heads to Hollywood 02-25-2016
WAUKESHA - A Waukesha business is set to rub elbows with the stars when it heads to Hollywood this week to promote its work in one of the famed gifting suites at the Academy Awards.
City planning panel backs changes at Delafield Hotel 02-25-2016
DELAFIELD - The once financially-troubled Delafield Hotel is going through a renewed metamorphosis with its new owners, and city officials are lauding some of the changes.
Marcus Corp. reports revenue increase thanks to good film performance 02-24-2016
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Corporation announced Wednesday that its total revenues for the past five weeks increased 81 percent with the help of a strong movie season and an additional week between Christmas and New Year’s.
Kohl’s launches new children’s footwear brand 02-24-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS —Kohl’s announced Wednesday it will now carry Stride Rite branded kids footwear at select Kohl’s stores nationwide and on
National Exchange and American to merge 02-24-2016
NEB Corp. Chairman and CEO Peter Stone announced the two banks held under the NEB Corp. holding company, National Exchange Bank & Trust and American Bank, will merge under the National Exchange Bank & Trust name in 2016, according to a news release.
Photographers collaborate to grow Willow Roots 02-24-2016
Photography and a love of babies brought Krystal Walling and Kaela Mutter together.
Hartford wants reliever route on fast track 02-24-2016
HARTFORD — City officials are continuing their push for construction of a truck reliever route around downtown to relieve heavy vehicle traffic and improve safety.
BBB offers tips on selecting a trustworthy tax preparer
MILWAUKEE -With so many reports of scams, it’s easy for people to get paranoid about selecting a professional to prepare their taxes, so the Better Business Bureau has created six tips about finding someone they can trust with their financial data and private information.
Delafield Plan Commission to discuss plan for Sally Beauty Supply 02-23-2016
DELAFIELD — The Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss the business plan for Sally Beauty Supply.
Golf range gets city revolving loan 02-23-2016
MEQUON — The owner of Big Shots Sports, which recently purchased the former Nichol Park golf driving range and practice facility, will receive a $50,000 loan for the business from Mequon’s Revolving Loan Fund.
It's good being green 02-23-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon Outpost Natural Foods Co-Op store has received a LEED Silver Certification in Building Design & Construction from the U.S. Building Council.
Dairy store project is scaled back
RICHFIELD — A farmer hoping to open a dairy store on property near Highway Q has modified the project.
Minding the gap 02-23-2016
West Bend Public School officials, in collaboration with the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce, have developed a plan to address a workforce skills gap they found while surveying area businesses.
Home Depot looking to hire 750 workers in metro-Milwaukee area 02-22-2016
MILWAUKEE —Home Depot is looking to hire 80,000 workers throughout the United States for the busy spring sales season.
Home prices increase in Wisconsin in January 02-22-2016
MADISON — As demand for homes increased in January, prices were forced upward throughout Wisconsin, according to a report Monday from the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
Demand for talented engineers increases; lack of experience a concern 02-22-2016
MILWAUKEE — A report released Monday by ManpowerGroup’s Experis said that the demand for engineers continues to increase but that employers are struggling to find potential employees with the required work experience.
Quad/Graphics sales slip during fourth quarter 02-22-2016
SUSSEX — Net sales for printer Quad/Graphics dropped 6 percent to $1.3 billion during the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to $1.4 billion during the same period a year before.
Germantown names business of the year 02-21-2016
The Germantown Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2015 Community Awards winners.
Old World Wisconsin holding job fair 02-21-2016
EAGLE — The Old World Wisconsin employment and volunteer open house will be held on Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clausing Barn inside the main entrance, W372-S9727 Wisconsin 67.
Senator discusses UW-WC’s plan 02-21-2016
A Wisconsin state senator highlighted his business background and emphasized the benefits of applying business principles to higher education in front of educators and students Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County.
Residents concerned about pit development, file suit 02-21-2016
Residents of one local town have filed a lawsuit to prevent a company from developing a sand pit near their homes.
Innovation key to region's future 02-20-2016
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Business Alliance held its 7th Annual New Faces of Manufacturing event at the Country Springs Hotel on Friday, where area professionals discussed what keeps them “up at night,” and examined key issues affecting the region’s future in manufacturing.
Mexican Accent to discontinue New Berlin operations, lay off 155 people 02-19-2016
NEW BERLIN — Mexican Accent, LLC, informed the state it will discontinue its operations in New Berlin and 155 employees will be laid off.
Northwestern Mutual reports record revenue in 2015 02-19-2016
MILWAUKEE — During 2015, Northwestern Mutual had record-level revenue, assets, operating gain and surplus and anticipates having a dividend of $5.6 billion in 2016, according to an announcement from the Milwaukee-based insurance company.
Brady Corporation’s earnings increase in second quarter 02-19-2016
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corporation announced Friday that its net earnings for the second quarter were $15.3 million compared to $11.6 million for the same quarter last year.
Locals seek state help on property value issue 02-19-2016
Slinger officials are supporting West Bend in the city’s legal fight with Walgreens over the retailer’s property assessment.
The hidden cost of buying online 02-19-2016
Wisconsin tax codes require that sales taxes be paid on most every transaction, whether or not it took place in the state.
Proposal to change Farmers Market’s management fails
WAUKESHA - Management of the Waukesha Farmers Market will remain in the hands of the Waukesha Downtown Business Association after an effort to shift that responsibility to the city’s parks department was unsuccessful Thursday.
Waukesha residents join ‘A Day Without Latinos’ rally in Madison 02-19-2016
WAUKESHA - Two buses and about a dozen vehicles left a Waukesha church early Thursday morning, carrying with them Bernie Gonzalez and others who wanted to bring attention to legislation that they view as anti-immigrant.
New Waukesha pub and grill target opening date is April 1
WAUKESHA — The owners of the future The Crest restaurant have been looking for the right location in downtown Waukesha for several years and believe they found it in the former Montecito location on Broadway, which they have gutted.
Wisconsin Innovation Network to discuss self-driving cars
WAUWATOSA — A panel of experts will discuss if Wisconsin can become a hub for self-driving vehicles during the March 10 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Milwaukee.
Lockhead Martin ends legal challenge against Oshkosh Corporation 02-18-2016
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, said it cleared the legal challenge related to its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle production contract after Lockhead Martin withdrew its protest from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, according to an announcement from Oshkosh Corporation on Thursday.
Kalmbach launches magazine for drone enthusiasts 02-18-2016
WAUKESHA - Kalmbach Publishing and Drone360 are launching a bimonthly magazine targeting the unmanned vehicle industry.
A.J. O’Brady’s owner looks to open pub in former Montecito 02-17-2016
WAUKESHA — An Irish-style bar is planned for the former Montecito Ristorante location at 257 W. Broadway.
Whole Foods Market to hold grand opening for Wauwatosa store 02-17-2016
WAUWATOSA — Whole Foods Market will have a grand opening for its Wauwatosa store Wednesday.
Crystal Farms expands cheese offerings
LAKE MILLS —Crystal Farms has added new flavors of cheese, including portable protein boosters and snacking options.
Sports Illustrated issue includes Quad/Graphics virtual reader 02-17-2016
SUSSEX — Select copies of the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue contain the Quad Virtual Reality headset from Quad/Graphics, which provides an all-access viewing experience of the magazine’s first-ever virtual reality videos.
KRIMMER’S RESTAURANT: Nearly 20 years in the making, now it’s time for celebrating 02-17-2016
Krimmer’s Restaurant owner Wes Krimmer will soon celebrate the one-year anniversary of his restaurant at 114 N. Main St. but he won’t be alone as many will celebrate the accomplishment with him.
Brookfield Suites undergoes $10 million transformation, rebranding 02-17-2016
BROOKFIELD - The Brookfield Suites Hotel & Convention Center is undergoing a $10 million renovation project that will result in the facility becoming an Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel.
Milwaukee Tool expansion plans move forward in Brookfield 02-17-2016
BROOKFIELD - After months of review and scrutiny, a developer’s agreement for what could become Brookfield’s largest employer is moving forward, following a decision Tuesday.
Generac’s fourth quarter sales take a hit
TOWN OF GENESEE —Residential product sales may have increased slightly during the fourth quarter for Generac Holdings Inc., but its net sales declined significantly with commercial and industrial products not performing well.
Annex Wealth Management plans seminar for women 02-16-2016
MEQUON — Annex Wealth Management will host a program on the “Sandwich Generation” in its Women, Wine & Wealth series.
A tale of Two Tails 02-16-2016
Growing up, Rachel Zastrow always thought that her passion for animals would lead to a career as a veterinarian.
A tattoo boo-boo 02-16-2016
Travis Nyholm will have to wait to open his tattoo and body piercing establishment because of an error in his application.
Café Hollander granted extension 02-16-2016
MEQUON — Café Hollander, the restaurant being built in the Town Center development at Cedarburg and Mequon roads, will be open by June 30 at the latest.
Oconomowoc’s Spinnakers closes its doors after 22 years 02-16-2016
OCONOMOWOC — After 22 years in business, Spinnakers Restaurant and Bar went out of business Friday.
Generac to acquire Italian manufacturer of generators 02-16-2016
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings Inc. announced Monday it will acquire a majority share of Italy-based PR Industrial S.r.l, and its subsidiaries, owner of the Pramac brand.
Chick-fil-A proposed for Brookfield Square Mall 02-16-2016
BROOKFIELD — The famous chicken sandwich restaurant, Chick-fil-A, wants to build a location near Brookfield Square Mall.
Key Westconsin closes in downtown Waukesha 02-16-2016
WAUKESHA — Downtown Waukesha has gotten a little colder with the closing of Key Westconsin after five years of business.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin creates affiliation with CVS Health 02-15-2016
MILWAUKEE —Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network have joined with CVS Health to create a clinical affiliation to enhance coordination of care for patients.
Proposed Farmers Market change coming before Waukesha council 02-15-2016
WAUKESHA - Discussion of this year’s Waukesha Farmers Market promises to be at the heart of next week’s Common Council meeting after some aldermen requested that the city take control of the popular annual event.
Brookfield Suites undergoing multi-million dollar renovation 02-12-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Suites Hotel ownership will officially announce Tuesday a multi-million dollar renovation of its 203-room property and its transformation into an Embassy Suites by Hilton.
Oshkosh Corp. continues to work on tactical vehicle contract 02-12-2016
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, announced Friday it will continue to work on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle production contract based on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims’ decision to deny Lockheed Martin’s request for a preliminary injunction while its protest is being heard.
Hartford economic development on ‘right path’ 02-12-2016
Despite the 2008 national recession and its lingering effects, Hartford officials point to steady economic growth in the city.
84South to take shape later this year
GREENFIELD - Dozens of homes, a school and a church across a 40-acre area of the western side of Greenfield will be replaced with a mixed-use development balancing residential and commercial properties in a development called 84South to take shape later this year.
The taste of success 02-12-2016
HARTLAND - Palmer’s Steakhouse is so good you will want to eat your Brussels sprouts.
Portillo’s shapes up 02-11-2016
BROOKFIELD - Workers build the exterior walls for the new Portillo’s restaurant opening later this year in The Crossing on Bluemound Road west of Calhoun Road.
Envisioning downtown’s future 02-11-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc aldermen have directed city staff to draft new zoning classifications that would give greater control to the city on how future downtown development might look.
Extra bang for the buck 02-11-2016
For entrepreneurs who want to start a business, the city can provide access to loans that are potentially more attractive than what they would receive from a bank.
Addition plans approved for Alloy Products 02-11-2016
WAUKESHA - Plans for a nearly 9,000-square-foot addition has been approved for one of Waukesha’s oldest manufacturing companies.
Home sales increase for 12th consecutive month 02-11-2016
WAUKESHA - On Wednesday, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors reported that despite the chilly temperatures in January, home sales in the region were hot.
Shorehaven expansion design gets nod from Oconomowoc commission 02-11-2016
OCONOMOWOC - The Plan Commission on Wednesday approved a major design review for Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc for a proposed expansion of its Shorehaven facility  at 1306 West Wisconsin Avenue.
Rockwell Automation acquires Massachusetts manufacturer 02-10-2016
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation announced Wednesday it has agreed to purchase MagneMotion, a leading manufacturer of intelligent conveying systems based in Devens, Mass.
Dollar Tree to open in Oconomowoc 02-10-2016
OCONOMOWOC — A Dollar Tree retail store will soon open in Oconomowoc in the strip mall anchored by Kmart on Summit Avenue.
Hartford downtown redevelopment clears another hurdle
Economic development in Hartford got a boost Tuesday night due to action by the city’s Common Council.
Reaching Treetops Yoga doubles down on downtown 02-10-2016
WAUKESHA - A little less than a year since it moved to downtown Waukesha, Reaching Treetops Yoga is nearly doubling in size by knocking through a wall and taking over an adjoining building.
Advisory firm recommends Journal Media Group moves ahead with merger 02-09-2016
MILWAUKEE —Journal Media Group announced Tuesday an independent proxy advisory firm recommended that the company move forward with a merger between itself and Gannett Co., Inc.
ThedaCare to invest $3 million in Smart Choice MRI 02-09-2016
APPLETON —ThedaCare, the largest health care system in northeast Wisconsin, announced Tuesday it will invest $3 million in Mequon-based Smart Choice MRI.
Convergence Investment Partners adds mutual fund 02-09-2016
GRAFTON — Convergence Investment Partners, which is based in Grafton, has announced the launch of Convergence Market Neutral Fund.
Grafton’s Gilman Precision launches Canadian website
GRAFTON — The launch of Gilman Precision’s Canadian website is the final step in expanding Canadian operations, a news release from the Grafton-based company said.
Built locally, sold globally 02-09-2016
If you walk into any grocery store in the world, you’ll see products produced with technology from a business tucked into a small industrial park near Grafton’s John Long Middle School.
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