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Property owners organize to fight Richfield landfill 07-25-2015
RICHFIELD - A recently formed group of Richfield property owners is vowing to fight the opening of a proposed landfill in the village.
Olson’s Ace Hardware in Waukesha to close after 65 years 07-25-2015
WAUKESHA — Many memories have been made at Olson’s Ace Hardware in downtown Waukesha in its 65 years of existence — whether that was by a local family watching the toy trains in the front window at Christmastime or the Olson family helping loyal clients with their needs.
Steinhafels to create 650 jobs in next few years 07-25-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Steinhafels announced Friday it plans to add 100,000 square feet of warehouse space to its main distribution center in the City of Pewaukee and hire about 650 employees during the next several years.
Waterstone Financial earnings increase for second quarter 07-24-2015
WAUWATOSA — Waterstone Financial, Inc., holding company for WaterStone Bank, reported net income of $5.3 million for its second quarter, a significant increase from its first quarter with a net income total of $3 million.
Johnson Controls to spin off automotive business 07-24-2015
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls, Inc. announced Friday it will pursue a tax-free spin-off of its Automotive Experience business which would then become an independent, publicly traded company.
Trenton weighs removing liquor license 07-24-2015
The Town of Trenton Board is looking into the procedure for revoking a liquor license for the property that once held Spearmint Rhino gentleman’s club, though board supervisors stressed everything is preliminary at this point.
Preparing for the aging population 07-24-2015
OCONOMOWOC - Ground was broken Thursday on a new memory care facility in Oconomowoc in anticipation of the growing demand for such services among the area population.
ConAgra Foods to close Ripon facility, layoff 285 people 07-23-2015
RIPON — ConAgra Foods, Inc. provided written notice to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Thursday that it will close its facility at 420 E. Oshkosh St. in Ripon.
Briggs & Stratton recalls Simplicity riding mowers, tractors 07-23-2015
WAUWATOSA — A recall has been issued for Briggs & Stratton Simplicity riding mowers, garden Tractors and mower decks due to the chute deflector on the riding mowers and garden tractors possibly failing to prevent projectiles from being expelled.
Dane County technology park deemed development ready 07-23-2015
MADISON — The North Mendota Energy and Technology Park in Dane County has been designated as a Certified In Wisconsin development-ready site by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation on Thursday.
A. O. Smith reports record earnings on strong global sales growth 07-23-2015
MILWAUKEE — A. O. Smith Corporation announced Thursday it experienced record second quarter net earnings of $71.1 million or $0.79 per share on record second quarter sales of $653.5 million.
Medical College to expand Tosa Center, add clinics 07-23-2015
WAUWATOSA — The Medical College of Wisconsin intends to start construction on a 40,000-square-foot expansion of its Tosa Center building Aug. 3, with an anticipated completion date of summer 2016.
Snap-on’s sales increased in second quarter 07-23-2015
KENOSHA —Snap-on Incorporated, a global manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions, announced Thursday that its sales increased 3.1 percent during the second quarter.
Glenroy celebrates 50 Years of service 07-23-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS —This month, Glenroy Inc. will celebrate its 50th anniversary of converting and printing flexible packaging film and stand-up pouches.
Marcus Corporation reports record revenues for 4th quarter, fiscal year 07-23-2015
MILWAUKEE — Fiscal 2015 ended on a high note for Marcus Corporation, which reported Thursday that it had record revenues for the fourth quarter as well as for the whole year, including for its theatre and hotels & resorts divisions.
Community inspects Cancer Care Center 07-23-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A break in storms allowed between 4,000 and 5,000 people to attend a three-hour community open house Saturday at the state-of-the-art UW Cancer Center at Pro-Health Care, which will be open to patients starting Aug. 10.
eAchieve Academy invests $450,000 in advertising 07-23-2015
WAUKESHA — As the number of online schools in Wisconsin continues to climb each year, what does it take to draw more students through eAchieve Academy’s virtual doors?
Proposed auto repair shop draws support, ire at public hearing 07-23-2015
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — The Plan Commission stole the Town Board’s thunder on Monday night with a sometimes contentious public hearing about a conditional use request to let a resident conduct business in an agriculture preservation zone.
New Mequon subdivision underway
MEQUON — Neumann Land Development broke ground July 16 on the first of a three-phase development that will add 111 homes to land in central Mequon.
A round of Q and A with the new owner of The Bog 07-23-2015
SAUKVILLE - I recently communicated by email with Mike Hammes about the future of The Bog, which will be led by a new management team following the purchase of the signature Saukville property.
Kick-starting the economy 07-23-2015
CEDARBURG — Attempting to join nearly 80 other statewide municipalities, Cedarburg Common Council members will deliberate over the need to develop a Community Development Authority Monday – a move that would hopefully kick-start citywide development.
A new vision for Slinger 07-23-2015
SLINGER — Village officials believe better marketing and promotion is needed to attract businesses and jobs to the community.
Prep for go-kart facility speeding to the finish line 07-23-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Area residents will soon be able to satiate their need for speed when Veloce Indoor Speedway opens in the former American of Madison building in the City of Pewaukee.
Unemployment rates increase throughout the state 07-23-2015
WAUKESHA - Unemployment rates increased throughout the state for an average of 4.9 percent during the month of June, but the rates were still significantly lower from the same period in 2014, according to data released Wednesday.
Loeb Lorman Metals to close, lay off 75 workers 07-22-2015
FORT ATKINSON — Loeb Lorman Metals, Inc. informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday that it has been placed in receivership and will be closing its three facilities.
Kenosha gets $250,000 grant for downtown redevelopment project 07-22-2015
MADISON — Kenosha County received a grant for $250,000 from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to put toward converting an historic YMCA building in downtown Kenosha into apartments.
Rising Phoenix prepares for its beginning 07-22-2015
WEST BEND - On a warm summer Sunday afternoon, Joy Durbin was tending to the garden in the side yard of her West Bend home — an organic garden.
Germantown OKs memory care facility 07-22-2015
GERMANTOWN - An agreement has been reached between the village of Germantown and a developer who is proposing to build a 32-unit memory care facility in the village.
Updated residential, commercial buildings for The Corners get green light 07-22-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — During more than three hours Tuesday, the Brookfield Town Board went over the fine details for the underground parking structure at The Corners for which it is contributing financing — ultimately voting to allow the construction of its main skeleton but requesting that the interior finishes be improved to the standard the board was anticipating.
Ashley Furniture cited again by OSHA, faces new proposed penalties 07-22-2015
ARCADIA - The U.S. Occupation Safety and Health Administration issued citations Tuesday to Ashley Furniture Industries after an employee allegedly had his right ring finger amputated while working.
Rotating Equipment Repair breaks ground on expansion 07-22-2015
SUSSEX — Holding a shiny silver shovel before a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Rotating Equipment Repair Owner and President Kurt Weis said the expanded facility will allow the Sussex company to continue tapping into the nuclear industry and continue growing.
Muskego joins state revitalization program 07-21-2015
MADISON — The city of Muskego is one of 18 communities accepted into the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Connect Communities Program, an initiative that works with communities to advance downtown and urban corridor revitalization efforts.
Next Tech Trends meeting topic is Windows 10 07-21-2015
BROOKFIELD — The topic for the next Tech Trends monthly workshop will be Windows 10, which will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13.
ManpowerGroup’s earnings drop in second quarter 07-21-2015
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup reported a decline in earnings for the second quarter of the year, which the Milwaukee company attributed to the stronger U.S. dollar relative to several foreign currencies compared to a year ago.
Harley-Davidson’s income declines in second quarter
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson, Inc. reported Tuesday a decline in income and revenue during the second quarter of 2015 when compared to the same period last year, which it attributed to increase competition and company decisions.
Camera Case Wireless opens location in Mequon 07-21-2015
MEQUON — Camera Case Wireless conducted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony July 14 for its new store at 11521 N. Port Washington Road.
Carving out a niche 07-21-2015
MEQUON - It started as a hobby. Then it became a business.
State officials get behind Bucks arena deal 07-21-2015
OZAUKEE COUNTY — There is widespread support among elected state leaders from Ozaukee County for funding a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.
Puppy baths to be made in city 07-21-2015
WEST BEND - A puppy bath business is moving operations to West Bend and plans to bring about 60 jobs with it.
June best month for Wisconsin home sales in 9 years
MADISON — June was the best month for home sales in Wisconsin since 2006, according to a Monday report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
Milwaukee-based Zywave acquires Intygral 07-20-2015
MILWAUKEE — Zywave, Inc., a provider of software-as-a-service technology solutions for the insurance industry, announced recently it purchased Intygral, a provider of digital marketing systems for property and casualty and personal lines brokers.
Exact Sciences reports $31 million loss in 2Q, but Cologuard sales up dramatically
MADISON — Promoting its innovative Cologuard tests, Exact Sciences Corp. reported Monday that during the second quarter more than 21,000 tests were completed; however, the company still reported a net loss of $39.1 million, or $0.44 a share, for the quarter.
Learning the tricks of the (trombone) trade 07-20-2015
VILLAGE OF JACKSON — Nestled in an office building just off the Highway 45 exit, Matthew Walker and Michael McLemore were busy Friday in the shop of their new business, M&W Custom Trombones LLC.
Deadline extended for Waukesha business competition, info meeting Tuesday 07-20-2015
WAUKESHA — In an effort to collect more entries, the deadline for a business plan contest for downtown Waukesha has been extended to the end of the month and an informational meeting will be held Tuesday evening.
Rogers Behavioral Health opens outpatient center in Illinois 07-20-2015
CHICAGO - Rogers Behavioral Health-Chicago opened its third regional outpatient treatment center Monday in Skokie at 4711 Golf Rd., Suite 600.
Apartment construction drives U.S. homebuilding surge in June 07-19-2015
WASHINGTON - U.S. builders broke ground on apartment complexes last month at the fastest pace in nearly 28 years, as developers anticipate that recent jobs gains will launch a wave of renters.
Students get hands-on with health care
TOWN OF POLK — Maggie Kieser, an incoming senior at West Bend East High School, smiled as she looked over an X-ray of a human neck on a computer screen in the radiology department of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Polk on Thursday morning.
Local utilities may feel impact of energy merger 07-19-2015
The purchase of Integrys Energy Group by Wisconsin Energy Corp. could have a significant impact on smaller utility companies owned by municipalities like those in Hartford and Slinger — more than is obvious at first blush.
Developer eyes Slinger for hotel 07-19-2015
SLINGER - Slinger officials may check an item off of their bucket list — a hotel in the village.
Some aspects of The Corners project set for final approval
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Final approval of commercial aspects of The Corners project may occur during a Town Board meeting Tuesday.
Time to get Affiliated 07-17-2015
WEST BEND - Affiliated Clinical Services moved into its new building in West Bend last month and is offering more services, adding jobs and helping more residents.
Workforce Development uses new funding to help young workers 07-17-2015
PEWAUKEE - For more than 20 years the Workforce Development Center in Pewaukee has been connecting workers and jobs, often by giving them learning and employment opportunities.
Associated Bank reports 2Q income, will close 13 branches in 2015 07-16-2015
GREEN BAY — On Thursday, Associated Banc-Corp reported net income to common shareholders of $48 million, or $0.31 per common share, for the second quarter, but that it also intends to close 13 branches during the second half of the year.
State’s unemployment remains unchanged at 4.6% in June 07-16-2015
MADISON — The unemployment rate in Wisconsin remained at 4.6 percent in June — the same as May’s rate and lower than the national rate of 5.3 percent.
Ground broken on long-planned condos
CEDARBURG — After nine years on the drawing board, a development planned for the southeast side of Cedarburg is now underway.
MGIC’s net income more than doubles in last quarter 07-16-2015
MILWAUKEE — MGIC Investment Corporation reported Thursday that its net income for the quarter ended June 30 was $113.7 million, compared with a net income of $45.5 million for the same quarter a year ago.
Iconic Oconomowoc golf venue changes hands 07-16-2015
LAC LA BELLE — The former Rolling Hills Golf Club has been sold to a group that includes a lifelong Oconomowoc resident, two current golf course owners and a physician.
It may get a little noisy at night 07-16-2015
HARTFORD — Despite objections from city hotel and motel owners, Hartford aldermen decided to allow overnight work on municipal construction projects.
Indian Motorcycle dealership opens in Muskego 07-16-2015
MUSKEGO — Wisconsin may be known as the land of Harley-Davidson, but competitor Indian Motorcycle has opened up shop in the Milwaukee area.
Wisconsin Senate passes Bucks arena bill; Bucks President praises deal 07-15-2015
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin state Senate has approved a public financing deal for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.
Azura Memory Care to hold groundbreaking Thursday in Oconomowoc 07-15-2015
OCONOMOWOC —A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday afternoon for a new memory care facility that will be built at 540 E. Forest Ave. called Azura Memory Care.
Pabst to open brewery in original Milwaukee complex 07-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — It will be a homecoming of sorts for Pabst Brewing Company when it opens a new brewery in Milwaukee on the site of the original Pabst Brewery, which was founded in 1844.
Local restaurant keeps it in the family
SLINGER — Boro Buzdum, Washington County business owner, was intrigued after noticing an available restaurant space in the city.
Regal Ware to expand 07-15-2015
WEST BEND - Regal Ware Worldwide is looking to expand its operations once again in West Bend.
Town of Brookfield officials scrutinize details for Corners project 07-15-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — As construction equipment pushes dirt this summer to make way for the much-anticipated The Corners site, Town of Brookfield officials are working with developers on some finite details of the sprawling mixed-use project.
Real estate numbers for June continue strong performance 07-15-2015
WAUKESHA — The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors again had positive real estate data to release for the month of June on Tuesday, which indicated that home sales increased 23.2 percent for the four-county metro region.
MillerCoors, union leaders urge legislators to fund Bucks arena 07-15-2015
MILWAUKEE — As a decision looms by state legislators about whether to provide public financing for a new Bucks arena and entertainment district, area union leaders gathered at MillerCoors headquarters Tuesday to urge them to invest in the state’s economy, workers and largest city.
Waukesha County residents’ credit card debt one of the lowest 07-14-2015
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County has one of the lowest amounts of credit card debt per capita in Wisconsin, according to a recent report by Smart Asset.
Milwaukee gets $1 million state grant for water technology business park 07-14-2015
MILWAUKEE — A new water technology business park that is under construction in Milwaukee got two financial boosts Tuesday when the city of Milwaukee received a $1 million state grant for the development and Rexnord Corp. got up to $2 million in state credits to relocate a business subsidiary to the site.
Townhomes proposed for old Thiensville M&I site 07-14-2015
THIENSVILLE — A developer who built a successful Thiensville condominium project about a decade ago has proposed a 44-unit apartment complex on the old M&I Bank site on Green Bay Road that has been vacant for about eight years.
ZBB Energy completes deal with Chinese company, names new CEO 07-14-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — ZBB Energy Corporation announced Tuesday that it completed its deal with Solar Power, Inc. and that and Bradley Hansen has been appointed to the position of CEO and president of ZBB Energy.
Keeping risk to a minimum 07-14-2015
Imagine trying to manage a business where the majority of people you employ don’t actually work for you.
Brennan Investment Group sells two Pleasant Prairie buildings 07-14-2015
CHICAGO —Brennan Investment Group, LLC, announced Tuesday that it has sold two buildings on One Hundredth Street in Pleasant Prairie.
MillerCoors to announce support for Bucks arena 07-14-2015
MILWAUKEE - MillerCoors plans to announce this morning that it supports proposed legislation for the Milwaukee Bucks arena and entertainment district plan.
Downtown Waukesha shoppers under the microscope 07-14-2015
WAUKESHA -By conducting a market study of downtown Waukesha, University of Wisconsin-Extension employees hope to help business owners identify the area’s strengths and determine who the shoppers so those businesses can be more successful.
La Crosse commercial builder to close, lay off 100 people
LA CROSSE — TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor, Inc. informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it will close its operations in La Crosse and lay off 100 employees.
Bublr Bikes to add 20 more bike stations in Milwaukee 07-13-2015
MILWAUKEE — Bublr Bikes announced Monday a plan to continue investing in its infrastructure by adding 20 stations in the next few months.
Ashley Furniture no longer exploring outside investments
ARCADIA — Ashley Furniture, Inc. announced Monday that it is no longer exploring potential investment options and that all of the company’s stocks will remain owned by the family.
Waukesha Foundry building sold real estate investment group 07-11-2015
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Foundry building has been sold according to the foundry’s CEO.
One stop shop for everything Oconomowoc, Cooney related 07-10-2015
OCONOMOWOC — After working in the food industry all his life, Bill Millot started an entirely new career 12 years ago.
Next-generation automated external defibrillator to assist first responders in fighting sudden cardiac arrest 07-10-2015
WAUKESHA – Cardiac Science, headquartered in Waukesha, is announcing that the Oconee County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina will be the first U.S. public safety agency to equip patrol vehicles with the new Powerheart G5 automated external defibrillator.
Fiserv technology helps United Way receive donations 07-10-2015
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc., announced that United Way is one of the first national charities to accept donations through the new charitable giving feature added to Fiserv’s Popmoney personal payment service.
Group wants to beef up business downtown 07-10-2015
WEST BEND - With direction from the Business Improvement District Board to fast-track economic development and marketing efforts for downtown West Bend, BID Strategic Planning Committee members laid out ideas for a website Thursday morning to promote the area.
The Corridor gets a ceremonial kickoff
BROOKFIELD - Large earth-moving equipment motored around in the background Thursday afternoon while developers and local dignitaries gathered to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site of The Corridor at Bluemound and Calhoun roads.
Change is brewing at The Steaming Cup 07-10-2015
WAUKESHA — While The Steaming Cup may still be pouring mugs of coffee and hosting local music acts, change is percolating at the well-established coffee shop in downtown Waukesha.
ZBB Energy to change name to EnSync, Inc. 07-09-2015
MENOMONEE FALLS — ZBB Energy Corporation announced Thursday that its shareholders voted to approve a name change to EnSync, Inc.
Workshop for widows receives new sponsor 07-09-2015
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The Women's Financial Wellness Center announced that Krause Funeral Home will sponsor New Beginnings, a workshop designed to provide recently or soon-to-be single women the practical tools, education and resources to navigate through the loss of a spouse.
Emergence of stand-up paddle boarding encourages local sports stores 07-09-2015
OCONOMOWOC — A new sport has transformed the sports recreation market in the last five years.
Three-story assisted living facility OK’d 07-09-2015
CEDARBURG — Following a public hearing, the city’s Plan Commission Monday unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the Aster Retirement Community of Cedarburg, allowing the development to move forward.
Final plans for The Corners to be discussed during special meeting 07-09-2015
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD —A special Plan Commission meeting Tuesday will address the final approvals for the residential and commercial units and parking structure of the upscale development The Corners.
Batteries Plus Bulbs explores new services to offer 07-09-2015
HARTLAND — The name of the company may only specify it sells batteries and light bulbs, but CEO Russ Reynolds is continually looking for ways to grow Batteries Plus Bulbs.
Hammes Company buys The Bog golf course for $1.99 million 07-08-2015
BROOKFIELD — Hammes Company recently bought the Arnold Palmer-designed The Bog golf course in Saukville for $1.99 million.





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