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Staying competitive in a BIG MARKET
WAUKESHA — As Black Friday sales at big-box retail stores continue to be rolled out prior to the official start of the holiday shopping season, small businesses across the county continue highlighting their uniqueness to draw in customers.
Sobelman’s Pub and Grill nears Richfield opening 11-04-2016
RICHFIELD — A shot of adrenaline could soon be provided to the village’s downtown business district after action taken Thursday night at the Richfield Plan Commission’s regular meeting.
Rebecca Kleefisch to speak at Business Alliance program
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced the panel for its key industries program, which will take place Dec. 8.
Lake Country Bed Barn coming to Waukesha 11-04-2016
WAUKESHA — Lake Country Bed Barn will open its second location in Waukesha County.
Kohl’s to remain open on Thanksgiving Day 11-04-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Breaking the trend of many retailers this holiday season, Kohl’s will open Thanksgiving Day and stay open through Black Friday, the company announced Thursday.
Cultivating a healthy workplace 11-04-2016
PALMYRA — About 15 years ago, Standard Process wanted to start a wellness program for its employees.
Engineering the future workforce 11-04-2016
WAUKESHA — It has produced some of the top ACT scores in the state. It has high schoolers working on real-world projects with professionals in the industry. It even has some students finishing their senior year with summer internships already lined up at major firms.
Bear Hoff to make history at Alloy 11-04-2016
WAUKESHA — As Betsy Bear Hoff walked through an Alloy Products Corporation plant Tuesday, it was easy to see the close-knit environment that she’s helped create in her 28 years working for the company.
Small Business Saturday promotion begins in Cedarburg
CEDARBURG — With less than three weeks until Thanksgiving and only 50 shopping days left until Christmas, the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce and Partnership Bank are rolling out the first phase of Cedarburg’s Small Business Saturday campaign.
Thiensville to negotiate over M&I site 11-03-2016
THIENSVILLE — Village officials will spend the next 10 months negotiating with the owner of the old M& I Bank property over a denied request to demolish the building.
West Bend businesses address parking problem 11-03-2016
West Bend businesses owners can expect a notice soon informing them about etiquette parking, particularly for employees, in the downtown area.
Private-sector job growth slows to lowest level since May, ADP says 11-03-2016
ROSELAND, N.J. — The nation’s private-sector employers slowed their pace of hiring last month to the lowest level since May, but the still-decent job growth should keep the Federal Reserve on track for an interest rate hike before the end of the year.
TOTAL Mechanical acquires AG Industries 11-03-2016
PEWAUKEE — TOTAL Mechanical has formed a new entity, called AGI LLC.
Gossen Corp. to close its facilities 11-03-2016
GLENDALE — The Department of Workforce Development said in a letter that Gossen Corporation will close and leave 92 workers without jobs.
Panda Express proposed for Sunset Drive 11-03-2016
WAUKESHA — The same developer who filed a notice of claim against the city seeking $3 million in damages has proposed another Panda Express restaurant.
Keller Inc. to take on 2 projects 11-02-2016
Germantown's Keller Inc. has been selected for two construction projects.
MGS consolidates equipment divisions 11-02-2016
MGS Manufacturing Group Inc. in Germantown on Tuesday merged its two equipment groups — MGS Automation and Universal Multishot Systems.
Jackson-based Accord buys Jeninga Bros. Metal Forming 11-02-2016
The owners of Jackson-based Accord Manufacturing Inc. have acquired the assets of Jeninga Bros. Metal Forming, allowing the company to increase its capacity and capability — adding draw stamping and wire forming to its offerings.
Delta Defense gets national recognition
Delta Defense, LLC has been named among the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine for the fifth consecutive year.
Hartford agrees to pay for added study for reliever route 11-02-2016
HARTFORD — On an 8-1 vote, aldermen on Tuesday night approved paying $17,500 for Washington County to have a study completed on the economic impact of a proposed reliever route north of the city.
Bruno’s production rising steadily 11-02-2016
OCONOMOWOC — As the population in the United States continues to age in record numbers, Bruno Independent Living Aids continues to grow at a record pace.
Quad/Graphics has drop in third-quarter sales 11-02-2016
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. saw a decrease in net sales from last years third quarter, the company announced in a statement Tuesday.
North Shore Bank acquires Layton State Bank’s parent company 11-01-2016
BROOKFIELD — North Shore Bank announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Layton Park Financial Group, Inc.. the parent company of Layton State Bank, effective Friday.
Johnson Controls completes separation of Adient 11-01-2016
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced Monday it has completed the separation of its automotive seating business, which is now known as Adient.
West Bend asks governor, legislators to close tax loopholes 11-01-2016
Facing two lawsuits and the prospect of a significant decline in tax revenues from larger retailers, area administrators have officially petitioned state officials for assistance.
Port Washington State Bank schedules groundbreaking for Thiensville branch office 11-01-2016
THIENSVILLE — Port Washington State Bank will celebrate the beginning of construction on its new Thiensville branch with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Mequon’s Dragonfly Farm earns certification 11-01-2016
MEQUON — The laying hens and geese at Dragonfly Farm are now certified as Animal Welfare Approved.
Low profile, big influence 11-01-2016
PORT WASHINGTON — Franklin Energy may be this year’s Ozaukee Economic Development’s Large Business of the Year, but its naturally low-profile nature means that many Ozaukee County residents don’t even know it’s here.
NuGenesis to close; similar company to take its place
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — NuGenesis of Oconomowoc, a nonprofit organization with the goal of promoting health through food education, has closed as of Friday.
BelAir Cantina coming to The Corners
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - BelAir Cantina is coming to The Corners of Brookfield when it opens in April, the company announced at an event Friday.
Organizers hoping to breathe new life into dormant harbor district 10-29-2016
MILWAUKEE - In a bygone era, it served as a significant manufacturing hub that took advantage of immediate access to the Lake Michigan shoreline. But times have changed.
U.S. economy grows at its strongest pace in two years
WASHINGTON — The nation’s economic engine revved up this summer after a dismal first half of the year, growing at its fastest pace since 2014, the Commerce Department said Friday.
Krumrich’s Jewelers to close after 110 years 10-28-2016
WAUKESHA — It will be the little things that Donna Krumrich-Manke will miss when she closes Krumrich’s Jewelers by the end of the year — which will also be the same things the community misses after turning to the family-owned business for jewelry purchases and repairs for 110 years.
Proposal would turn Olympia Resort into retirement village 10-28-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The end of an era for a local institution could become the genesis of a colossal new business venture.
Public Works Committee to review reliever route 10-28-2016
Washington County officials will have additional details regarding the proposed reliever route later this year when they review the results of a study they commissioned.
Marcus Corp. reports record results in 3Q 10-28-2016
MILWAUKEE — The Marcus Corporation announced Thursday that it saw a revenue increase in the third quarter of its fiscal year.
Quad/Graphics to expand Dallas plant, add digital presses  10-28-2016
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics announced Thursday that it’s making a multimillion-dollar investment in its Dallas plant.
KG Marketing and Bag Co. cited for OSHA violation 10-28-2016
WAUKESHA — An investigation has found KG Marketing and Bag Company in violation of U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, after an employee lost part of his finger in an workplace incident earlier this year.
Web developers conference returns to Waukesha 10-28-2016
WAUKESHA — For the second year, web programmers and developers from around the Midwest will flock to the Country Springs Hotel to take part in an innovative conference.
Something’s brewing in Waukesha 10-27-2016
WAUKESHA — If you’ve ever been on a brewery tour or have seen the way dairy products are processed, chances are W.M. Sprinkman Corporation has played a major role in their development.
City of Hartford may help pay for reliever route economic impact study 10-27-2016
The city of Hartford may contribute for an additional study to determine the impact a reliever route will have on the area.
Briggs & Stratton’s sales decrease in first quarter 10-27-2016
MILWAUKEE — Briggs & Stratton Corporation announced its first quarter results Wednesday.
Women’s empowerment workshop 10-27-2016
WAUKESHA — Enactus, a business organization on the campus of Carroll University, will host a free workshop for women in November.
Brookfield chamber to hold annual meeting 10-27-2016
BROOKFIELD —The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will hold its 59th annual meeting in November.
Northwestern Mutual to pay out near-record dividends
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual is set to pay over $5 billion in dividends to its policy owners, the company said on Wednesday.
Unemployment rates continue falling 10-27-2016
MADISON — Preliminary data from the Department of Workforce Development shows that unemployment rates continue to decrease across the state.
Another health plan option available for Waukesha County residents 10-26-2016
MILWAUKEE — Residents of Waukesha County will have more options for individual and family insurance plans next year.
Today’s Dentistry expands into West Bend 10-26-2016
Today’s Dentistry opened its second location Aug. 21 along Highway 33 in West Bend.
Advia Credit Union to celebrate reopening Tuesday 10-26-2016
WAUKESHA — Advia Credit Union is celebrating the grand reopening of its full-service branch.
Brew City Yarns keeps on spinning
WAUKESHA — For three years, Tahra Loy and her family worked to spin wool into yarn and form a profitable business in the process.
Nail salon and spa coming to The Corners 10-26-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Corners of Brookfield announced Tuesday that another business will be coming to the development.
Museum apartments developer seeking TIF funding 10-26-2016
WAUKESHA — The developer who plans to add apartments to the Waukesha County Museum has encountered a potential hurdle in the process of financing.
Employees are the key 10-25-2016
CEDARBURG — As president of Newman Chevrolet, Chad Curran actually heard that his dealership earned the Ozaukee Economic Development Council’s Medium Business of the Year award quite by accident.
Preparing for next wave 10-25-2016
Early autumn rains mired fields in Washington County and farmers are finding themselves in another race with the weather before a predicted Wednesday storm drops another inch or two of precipitation.
Kowal Investment, Hayward Group complete merger 10-25-2016
WAUKESHA - Kowal Investment Group has joined forces with The Hayward Group.
Retaining Wisconsin roots amid GLOBAL SUCCESS 10-25-2016
EAGLE — Throughout October, businesses across Wisconsin have been celebrating Manufacturing Month.
Gear Grove acquires Yoga Dwelling, plans to expand to Amazon 10-24-2016
MILWAUKEE — Gear Grove, a creator and builder of custom handcrafted furniture and designs, has acquired online furniture retailer Yoga Dwelling, according to an announcement.
Thrift store sports new look 10-24-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — More than a decade after its doors first opened, the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at W359-N5848 Brown St. will have the ambience it has always strived for.
Kwik Trip ready to open in WB 10-21-2016
The Kwik Trip on South Silverbrook Drive in West Bend is set to open Thursday.
Wisconsin’s unemployment lowest since February 2001
WAUKESHA — Data released Thursday shows that the unemployment rate in Wisconsin fell to 4.1 percent in September, the lowest it’s been since February 2001 — but the news was even better in Waukesha County, which is reporting a rate of 3.6 percent for the month.
Downtown requirements need more discussion 10-20-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Members of the public and city aldermen strongly voiced their opinions on a proposed downtown design overlay ordinance that would affect the way future properties could be developed in the city’s heart during Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting.
City to be site of parking lot for 2017 U.S. Open 10-20-2016
OCONOMOWOC — A parcel of land in Oconomowoc will be transformed into a parking lot that will accommodate a portion of the tens of thousands of people who are expected to attend the 2017 U.S. at Erin Hills Golf Course. x
A book store with a personal touch 10-20-2016
MEQUON — With the closing of Next Chapter Bookstore coming just three short years after the shuttering of beloved Milwaukee-based Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop, it’s been a rough decade for locally owned book sellers in the Mequon Pavilions.
Parade of Homes coming to Mequon 10-20-2016
MEQUON — The Parade of Homes will be making a stop in Mequon next year.
Donations from two companies allow West Bend high schools to purchase new machine tools 10-20-2016
The West Bend high schools now have access to a new machine tool and two lathes thanks to two $5,000 donations from Rexnord and Gateway Plastics Inc.
Store, city at odds over liquor licensing
BROOKFIELD — Total Wine & More will have to alter its business model for its first Wisconsin store, as the Common Council voted to deny potential reconsideration of a Class B liquor license application at its meeting Tuesday.
Harley-Davidson expects to lay off 5 percent of workforce
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. says it expects to lay off about 225 salaried employees by the end of the year to cut costs amid a sluggish U.S. motorcycle market.
Sassy Pants set to open next month 10-19-2016
Owner of Sassy Pants Events and Design Sarah Duffus is opening a storefront location on Main Street in West Bend.
Meijer, Kwik Trip in West Bend open hiring searches 10-19-2016
Meijer and Kwik Trip are in the process of hiring for their soon-to-open West Bend locations. The Meijer store is expected to open in 2017.
Former Colgate establishment changes owners, name 10-19-2016
The former Uncle Johnny’s Saloon & Grill in Colgate is changing hands and its name.
Council rejects $3 million damage claim 10-19-2016
WAUKESHA — As expected, the Common Council on Tuesday voted to disallow a notice of claim seeking $3 million in damages filed by the developers who had proposed a Panda Express restaurant at the former Weissgerber’s Gasthaus site.
Children’s Hospital urgent care clinic opens in Delafield
DELAFIELD — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin opened its new urgent care clinic Monday.
Rogers plans new location in Philadelphia 10-18-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Rogers Behavioral Health will expand eastward, with a new location planned for Philadelphia beginning early next year, the company announced in a statement Monday.
Ozaukee Realtors Association plans Nov. 3 Economic & Political Forum 10-18-2016
GRAFTON — Ozaukee Realtors Association will conduct an Economic & Political Forum Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Rose-Harms American Legion Post, 1540 14th Ave. in Grafton.
Forum at MATC to explore partnerships among businesses, area schools and MATC 10-18-2016
MEQUON — Area chambers of commerce, Ozaukee Economic Development and Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Mequon campus plan a two-hour-long forum Thursday morning.
‘A great fit for us’ 10-18-2016
CEDARBURG — The oldest chartered bank in Wisconsin dates back almost 200 years, but it’s a relatively new institution that has earned this year’s Ozaukee Economic Development’s Small Business of the Year Award.
Giving it that ‘Grafton charm’ 10-18-2016
GRAFTON — Over the next few months, a major development will near completion in what is being called “a new concept in senior living.”
Froedtert clinic expansion approved 10-18-2016
MEQUON — The Froedtert Hospital clinic now being built on North Port Washington Road will be a little bigger than initially proposed.
Badger Meter CEO talks leadership, business culture, technology 10-18-2016
MILWAUKEE — A positive culture within the workplace not only drives employees to work more diligently, but also goes a long way in retaining them.
Interactive displays attract students at MADE Career Fair 10-16-2016
PEWAUKEE — Almost 1,000 high school students from Waukesha County had the opportunity to learn about various companies in the manufacturing, automotive, design and engineering field at the MADE Career Fair at Waukesha County Technical College on Friday.
Developers begin process to sue city for $3 million 10-16-2016
WAUKESHA — The development company which proposed adding a Panda Express restaurant to the site of the former Gasthaus is in the preliminary stages of filing a $3 million lawsuit against the city.
Retail sales grow in September as consumer confidence edges up 10-14-2016
Shoppers gave the U.S. economy a boost in September, a sign that rising wages are prompting consumers to spend.
Carroll receives grant to help train health care students
WAUKESHA — Carroll University has received a new $1.25 million grant aimed at better preparing students to work with diverse populations in the health care field.
Dickson Hollow to have grand opening 10-14-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Presbyterian Homes of Wisconsin will celebrate the grand opening of Dickson Hollow senior living community Oct. 29.
Area retailers follow trend, will close on Thanksgiving
WAUKESHA — Retail workers in the area will have an opportunity to spend more time with their families on Thanksgiving this year.
Store owner distraught over theft of signage 10-13-2016
OCONOMOWOC — For Shannon Meier, the work of independent artists isn’t just what drives her business, Hammer Down — Handmade Artisan Lifestyle Shop, it’s an act driven by love, dedication, and creativity.
2017 U.S. Open parking, transportation taking shape 10-13-2016
WEST BEND — The U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship at Erin Hills Golf Course next summer expects to bring tens of thousands of people to Washington County next summer.
Fromm Family Foods plans major expansion 10-13-2016
MEQUON — Fromm Family Foods, a company with family roots that date to the 1850s in Ozaukee County, plans an expansion that will involve a 105,000-squarefoot new building in Mequon’s industrial park.
Business school building clears hurdle
MEQUON — Long-talked-about plans for a new School of Business building on the Concordia University Wisconsin campus took a major first step toward realization Monday.
E.H. Wolf expansion gets approval 10-13-2016
SLINGER — A long-considered eyesore in the village will soon be replaced with a new $2.3 million warehouse.
Belfre Kitchen answers the bell 10-13-2016
DELAFIELD — While searching for a home base for a food-truck business, Alex Brevik and Amy Quinn pulled over to answer a call from a realtor.
September metro Milwaukee home sales rise 6.1% 10-13-2016
WAUKESHA — While the metro Milwaukee home market had a solid month for sales in September with a 6.1 percent increase, Waukesha County remained flat.
4 Wisconsin metro areas among Top 25 Best Places to Work in Manufacturing 10-12-2016
SmartAsset, a national personal finance technology company, included four Wisconsin metro areas on its list of the top 25 best places to work in the manufacturing industry — more than any other state.
Planet Mobile looking for a ‘Boost’ 10-12-2016
Planet Mobile has moved to Main Street in West Bend with hopes of expanding its retail offerings and increasing Boost Mobile sales.
Hartford Council approves TIF district
HARTFORD — Approval by a joint review board is all that remains for the creation of a new Tax Incremental Finance district that would include much of the city’s downtown.
With new owner, MillerCoors focuses on growth 10-12-2016
CHICAGO — The sun rose on MillerCoors’ Chicago headquarters Tuesday morning just the same as the day before. It was, as MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley often says, business as usual, but with one small exception.
Rebecca Kleefisch visits Kesslers for Employee Ownership Month 10-12-2016
GERMANTOWN — Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch visited the employee-owned Kesslers Diamonds on Tuesday to show support for the business during Employee Ownership Month.
Muskego Chamber to hold fall breakfast 10-11-2016
MUSKEGO - The Musekgo Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is holding another networking event Oct. 26.
LindenGrove updates company name 10-11-2016
WAUKESHA - LindenGrove is now known as LindenGrove Communities, the company announced Monday.
Business Alliance to host two events this week 10-11-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance will host two programs this week to celebrate Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin.
A growing enterprise 10-11-2016
CEDARBURG — Brandon Goldbeck found himself in a dilemma – the kind of dilemma most small business owners hope to encounter at some point during their professional endeavors.
G’town addresses Gehl Foods’ parking problem 10-11-2016
GERMANTOWN — A shortage of parking at the Gehl Foods facility at N120 W19000 Freistadt Road is causing some of its employees to “get creative” when it comes to finding parking spots, according to a letter from Steve Schulz of Gehl Foods that accompanied the company’s request to the village to fill in part of a stormwater retention pond to add 28 more parking stalls.
Plan approved for clinic expansion 10-11-2016
HARTFORD — A site plan for a proposed expansion of Grand Avenue Dental Care was recommended for approval Monday night by the city’s Plan Commission during its regular meeting at City Hall.
Gun shop arrives in Kewaskum 10-11-2016
Eisen Arms LLC opened its second location Oct. 1, expanding from West Bend to Main Street in the village of Kewaskum.
A hoppy Saturday 10-11-2016
WAUKESHA — It had always been a goal, but the company’s four owners had no idea it would happen so quickly.
B&B seeks the unique 10-11-2016
WALES — The process of obtaining ownership was a “godsend,” and the transformation of the relic home into its current state was exhausting.
Local students get tour of health care career options 10-09-2016
About 120 high school students from West Bend, Kewaskum and Hartford gathered Friday at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend to get a close look at careers in the healthcare industry.
Community gets taste of manufacturing industry 10-09-2016
GERMANTOWN — Students, parents, kids and all other interested parties found themselves immersed in the world of manufacturing Friday thanks to the many companies that opened their doors for National Manufacturing Day.
Advia Credit Union introducing full service Waukesha branch 10-08-2016
WAUKESHA — Advia Credit Union announced Friday an expansion of its Waukesha branch to become a full-service location.
Ross Dress for Less opens, Burger King in the works on Sunset Drive 10-08-2016
WAUKESHA — The new Ross Dress for Less had its soft opening Friday and will hold its grand opening today.
GE celebrates 17,000th ultrasound system 10-08-2016
WAUWATOSA — GE Healthcare commemorated on Friday the production and delivery of its 17,000th LOGIQ E9, a general imaging ultrasound system that has become the most installed general imaging ultrasound system in history.
Era of big monthly job gains appears over, and economists say that’s a good thing 10-07-2016
WASHINGTON — The era of monthly payroll gains of at least 200,000 appears to be over after the Labor Department reported on Friday that job growth was lackluster again in September, but economists said that’s a good thing.
Women kick car knowledge into gear
Women gathered Thursday at the Bob’s Main Street Auto & Towing on North Main Street to learn about cars and repairs for the first year of Women and Wheels.
IBAW to host breakfast with court justice 10-07-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin announced it will host a Breakfast with Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly on Oct. 21.
Sussex chamber to host State of Community panel 10-07-2016
SUSSEX — The Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce and various community leaders will participate in a State of the Community panel discussion Oct. 18.
Russ Darrow expanding to West Bend 10-07-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Russ Darrow Group announced Thursday that it’s expanding to West Bend.
Luxury apartment buildings topped off at The Corners 10-07-2016
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Corners project reached yet another milestone in construction, the development company announced Thursday.
Company chosen for managing Lake Michigan water project 10-07-2016
WAUKESHA — Greeley and Hansen has been selected by the Waukesha Water Utility Commission as the program manager for the switch to a Lake Michigan water supply.
Johnson Insurance acquires Monterey Benefits 10-06-2016
RACINE — Johnson Insurance Services announced on Wednesday it’s acquired Monterey Benefits LLC.
Kohl’s Pay rolled out nationwide 10-06-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced Wednesday that it’s launched a new payment method, called Kohl’s Pay, nationwide.
Fire causes major damage at manufacturing building 10-06-2016
OCONOMOWOC — A fire caused significant damage to portions of a manufacturing operation late Monday afternoon.
Council OKs contract for boardwalk design 10-06-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The Fowler Lake Waterfront behind City Hall, especially the boardwalk, has been a bit of an eyesore for quite some time.
Demolition denied 10-06-2016
THIENSVILLE — Thiensville’s Village Board will conduct a public hearing Oct. 24 related to a denial late last month of a request to demolish the vacant M&I Bank building.
CUW breakfast to focus on health care 10-06-2016
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin’s fall Leadership Series breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 20, will address the issue of health care delivery in the United States.
Pizza Ranch plan on hold for traffic concerns 10-06-2016
West Bend and surrounding residents will have to wait for a Pizza Ranch in the area until concerns with traffic and parking are addressed.
Mall of America takes bold stand by closing on Thanksgiving
MINNEAPOLIS — Bucking the trend in recent years of Black Friday shopping encroaching into Thanksgiving, the nation’s biggest mall has decided not to open on the holiday this year.
Common Council approves capital improvement plan
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Common Council approved two significant items on the agenda at its meeting Tuesday.
West Bend Walmart shows off changes
Walmart hosted a grand reopening Friday to highlight upgrades and additional services after four months of updating the store.
App helps small businesses ‘ShoutOut’ deals 10-05-2016
A small business accidentally orders too much product or a baker made more bread than they can normally sell. Other than shouting out the front door or putting up a sign, they have no way to tell customers about a flash sale.
Summit Street Wealth Management completes move 10-05-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Summit Street Wealth Management officially moved into its new offices Thursday.
BID Board tackles green space concerns 10-05-2016
After reviewing the operating budget for an affiliated entity, one city official noticed a balance of funds and wondered if they could be used as a resource to address on ongoing issue.
Residents voice concerns about revisited senior housing project 10-05-2016
GERMANTOWN — One after another, more than a dozen people aired their concerns about a 190-unit senior housing complex proposed by Presbyterian Homes on Mequon Road.
Gannett facility to close, lay off 52 employees 10-05-2016
WAUPACA — Gannett Publishing Services announced that it will shut down its entire production facility in Waupaca by Dec. 3.
ATC assessment calls for over $4 billion in costs 10-05-2016
PEWAUKEE — As part of its 10-year assessment, American Transmission Co. is calling for new electrical construction and maintenance projects which total a maximum of $4.4 billion through 2025.
TLX Technologies kicks off Manufacturing Month 10-05-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Twenty years ago, Neil Karolek and Derek Dahlgren sat in a basement trying to devise a successful business model for a product which controls the inflation of vehicle air bags.
New Medicare plan to be offered 10-04-2016
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care announced on Monday that a Medicare Advantage Plan will soon be offered in Waukesha County.
Sysco in Jackson, Growing Power speed up distribution
A global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products, Sysco has brought the farm into its Jackson backyard.
Slinger gives final OK to economic development services
SLINGER — One more hurdle has been cleared in implementing an in-depth economic development plan for the village.
Bass Pro Shops purchases Cabela’s 10-04-2016
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — In a $5.5 billion deal, Bass Pro Shops will purchase Cabela’s to form one prominent outdoors company, the two announced Monday.
Closing the book 10-04-2016
WAUKESHA — In an email Saturday to his customers nicknamed “neptuners,” Neptune Comics owner Craig Lopacinski announced he will close the shop’s doors after nearly 13 years of business.
Riding the wave of robotics 10-01-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Since 2014, Acieta has strived to bring tomorrow’s innovation to today’s industrial world. But the process started much earlier for W. Kent Lorenz.
Owner of Meli to open second business next door 10-01-2016
WAUKESHA — The owner of Meli Bar & Restaurant is offering few details on what his “next adventure” is other than it will be another restaurant located next to his existing one at 294 W. Main St.
Jack Safro Ford in Oconomowoc sold 10-01-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Jack Safro Ford has been purchased by Van Horn Automotive Group, an employee at the dealership confirmed Friday.
Getting green from the greens 10-01-2016
TOWN OF ERIN — Erin Hills Golf Course will draw worldwide attention when the U.S. Open is held there next year. Homeowners will also be able to cash in by renting their primary residence to golf championship participants and attendees.
Officials planning parking, transportation for 2017 US Open at Erin Hill Golf Course 09-30-2016
Plans are underway as tournament representatives, Washington County officials and golf course staff prepare the logistics of hosting thousands of spectators for the 2017 U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship at Erin Hills Golf Course.
Proposed Panda Express appeal hearing scheduled 09-30-2016
WAUKESHA — The zoning appeal hearing for the developer who proposed plans to add a Panda Express restaurant near the former Gasthaus restaurant has been scheduled.
Preliminary Kwik Trip remodel approved 09-30-2016
WAUKESHA — The takeover of the Expo Citgo near the courthouse by Kwik Trip was unanimously approved by the Plan Commission at its meeting Wednesday.
Northwestern Mutual to cut 100 employees this year 09-30-2016
MILWAUKEE — As part of its plan to save on expenses, Northwestern Mutual will lay off 100 employees this year, and even more next year.
Fall into Fitness with the Waukesha Chamber 09-30-2016
WAUKESHA — The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce is calling on citizens throughout the area to lose the “wait.”
Coming to a theater near you... 09-30-2016
Moviegoers can soon watch their favorite films while sitting in the lap of luxury at Schubert’s Hartford Theatre.
Barking businesses 09-29-2016
OCONOMOWOC — For many pet owners, their animals are their babies. When life gets unexpectedly busy, it’s good to know that there are places where pets can get the same love and attention provided by their owners.
Owner: Benders’ closing is only temporary 09-29-2016
It looks like Benders Restaurant and Sports Pub, 1102 E. Paradise Drive, West Bend, is not closing after all.
Good Harvest to celebrate milestone 09-29-2016
WAUKESHA — Good Harvest Market has grown immensely since its opening 11 years ago.
EmbedTek becomes registered contract manufacturer with FDA 09-29-2016
PEWAUKEE — EmbedTek LLC. is now a registered contract manufacturer of medical devices with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Benders in West Bend closes 09-28-2016
Benders Restaurant & Sports Pub on 1102 E. Paradise Dr. in West Bend has closed after 11 years.
Mother-daughter aim to bring ‘an experience’ 09-28-2016
A new clothing store hopes to offer something unique to West Bend’s downtown.
Hartford alderman push study of reliever route practicality
HARTFORD — City aldermen agreed to put their money where their mouths are and offered to pay all — or at least half — the cost for an initial engineering study for a proposed northern reliever route around the city’s downtown.
Manufacturing sector takes lead on water conservation study 09-28-2016
MILWAUKEE — A cross-section of local officials within the manufacturing and higher education sectors are putting the spotlight on water conservation, and they are using a statistic as the backdrop for their message.
Meadowbrook Sentry to start closeout sale 09-28-2016
WAUKESHA — Sentry Foods will begin the process of closing its doors Thursday.
$1.3 million approved for downtown apartment project 09-28-2016
WAUKESHA — The 64-unit downtown apartment complex approved by the Plan Commission earlier this month has surpassed another major hurdle.
Real estate closings in Ozaukee County rise 16 percent this August over August 2015 09-27-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of single-family homes, condominium and townhome properties that closed in August increased by 16 percent over the same month in 2015.
Mequon hospital to see name change 09-27-2016
MEQUON — The name of the hospital in Mequon may change slightly, but executives with Ascension Wisconsin say they will continue to deliver care with quality and compassion.
Race against the clock 09-27-2016
Rain that flooded farmland in parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin has also saturated area fields, hampering silage harvests and wheat planting.
Developer wants $1.3M in public financing for apartment complex 09-24-2016
WAUKESHA — Less than two weeks after a downtown apartment project was approved by the Waukesha Plan Commission, the developer is seeking $1.3 million in public funding, which the Finance Committee will take up during its 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday.
Potential cell tower raises concerns 09-24-2016
WAUKESHA — As US Cellular eyes a new cell tower location in the city of Waukesha, Ald. Joe Pieper and some residents are raising concerns.
Public meeting for Downtown Design Overlay District 09-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — An informational meeting will be held next week by the Oconomowoc Planning Department for the public to share feedback regarding the Downtown Design Overlay District.
Auto shop owner put on notice for violating permit terms
CEDARBURG — After fielding a string of complaints the past year, Cedarburg officials are putting a local business owner on notice as allegations of violating the terms outlined in his conditional-use permit have mounted.
Unemployment drops in most Wisconsin cities, counties
MADISON — Unemployment dropped in most of Wisconsin’s largest cities and counties in August.
Liquor license helps business boom at Hops & Leisure 09-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — It’s finally time for Allen Leofilos to raise a glass for a toast.
Sobelman’s coming to Waukesha 09-22-2016
WAUKESHA — Soon, local fans of out-of-this-world Bloody Marys and hefty burgers won’t have to venture too far.
21 states sue to block expansion of overtime pay law 09-21-2016
LAS VEGAS — Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration.
Kohlsville’s Spiros Industries getting 2nd addition 09-21-2016
The spring and wire form manufacturer Spiros Industries is adding on to its Kohlsville headquarters for the second time to create more production and storage space.
Developer files suit against city, county
The heat has been turned higher in an ongoing dispute between an area developer and West Bend and Washington County officials.
Facebook post: Sobelmans coming to Waukesha County
WAUKESHA — According to a Facebook post Tuesday evening, Sobelmans Pub and Grill will be opening a location in Waukesha County with more details to be announced today.
Scout & Molly’s coming to The Corners
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Another retail chain will open its first location in Wisconsin at The Corners.
Home2 Suites coming to Falls 09-21-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — A new hotel will be coming to the area, with a groundbreaking ceremony planned for Thursday.
National Exchange, American Bank complete merger 09-21-2016
FOND DU LAC — National Exchange Bank & Trust and American Bank have completed their merger, the two companies announced in a statement Tuesday.
Catholic health care systems unite as Ascension Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE — Ministry Health Care, Columbia St. Mary’s and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare announced that the health care providers have merged to work under the name of Ascension Wisconsin.
Cost questioned for updating Slinger comprehensive plan
SLINGER — Village trustees decided Monday night to delay until at least their next meeting any final decision on hiring Vandewalle and Associates to complete a state-required update of the village’s comprehensive plan.
Harnessing tech to help 09-20-2016
MEQUON — In its relatively short life, iDAvatars has undergone a notable growth spurt and evolved as a company. But, as the head of the company states emphatically, the underlying mission statement has been unwavering.
Bublr Bikes adds more stations, bikes for rent 09-20-2016
MILWAUKEE - Bublr Bikes has added more equipment to the area, the business said in a release Monday.
Waukesha Metal Products offers tours for school groups on Manufacturing Day 09-20-2016
GRAFTON — As part of the fifth annual National Manufacturing Day Oct. 7, Waukesha Metal Products is offering tours of its two facilities, including its Grafton location.
Mequon refines window rules 09-20-2016
MEQUON — Members of of the Mequon Planning Commission and city staff continued to refine proposed rules for window coverings used by Town Center businesses during a meeting Sept. 12.
Six lots added to subdivision plat 09-20-2016
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Common Council approved the addition of six lots to a preliminary plat for the Sandhill Trails subdivision.
Income up, and so is poverty level 09-20-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Numbers are rising in Ozaukee County’s world of finance, both the good and the bad.
Local farmers happy with apple harvest 09-20-2016
Apple growers are harvesting the fruits of their labor and it’s showing up in bushels, baskets, pecks and boxes at farmers markets, harvest festivals and roadside stands.
Networking (and beer) at EDWC event 09-20-2016
Economic Development Washington County is hosting its second annual conference, which offers an opportunity for professionals to learn, network and drink beer.
Kohl’s to hire 69K-plus for holiday season 09-20-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Kohl’s will hire more than 69,000 store associates across the nation this holiday season, the company announced in a statement Monday.
Group takes issue with payday lending practices 09-20-2016
WAUKESHA - Dozens of advocates from SOPHIA of Waukesha County took to the streets to raise awareness on the potential downfalls of payday and title loans Monday.
Legislators combating ‘dark-store’ taxing for businesses
At least two state legislators are working to clarify laws surrounding property taxes after several businesses have sued municipalities over their assessed property value.
Ameriprise to host seminar on housing for older adults
BROOKFIELD - The local branch of Ameriprise Financial will host a seminar to discuss the costs and other considerations about choosing housing for older adults.
Waste Management buys assets from Pioneer Industries
MILWAUKEE - Waste Management of Wisconsin Inc. acquired recycling assets of Pioneer Industries of Wisconsin, the company announced Friday.
Davis & Kuelthau names new attorney 09-17-2016
BROOKFIELD - Davis & Kuelthau announced that attorney Robert W. Habich joined the firm’s real estate and corporate team in the Milwaukee office.
Can the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV really go 200-plus miles with no recharge? We try it
LOS ANGELES — Chevrolet has announced an Environmental Protection Agency-approved range of 238 miles for its all-new, all-electric Bolt EV.
Area businesses asked to develop emergency plans 09-16-2016
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management has asked local businesses to develop and train emergency preparedness plans this month, as part of National Preparedness Month.
Meijer grocery home delivery begins 09-16-2016
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - On Thursday, Meijer introduced a new program that delivers groceries to customers’ doorsteps within an hour.
Hunzinger to manage construction of Bucks arena entertainment plaza 09-16-2016
MILWAUKEE - Hunzinger Construction has been selected to manage the construction of an entertainment plaza as part of Milwaukee’s downtown arena development, the Milwaukee Bucks released in a statement Thursday.
DWD: Wisconsin hired over 41,000 employees in past year
MADISON - Wisconsin posted a net gain of 41,100 non-farm jobs added and the unemployment rate remains at a 15-year low, according to revisions to the figures by the Department of Workforce Development released Thursday.
Richfield batch dairy operation gets approval 09-16-2016
RICHFIELD — After an earlier setback experienced by the developer, village trustees Thursday night gave final approval to a request for a conditional-use permit from Kurt Schwendimann to begin a small batch dairy production operation in a vacant building at 106 Highway 164.
Kwik Trip adding another Waukesha store 09-16-2016
WAUKESHA - Another Kwik Trip will be coming to the city, the company confirmed Thursday.
Waukesha Sportscards to close, relocate 09-16-2016
WAUKESHA - Waukesha Sportscards will close at its current location and relocate to the Westbrook Shopping Center.
Trump outlines vision for economy, promising large tax cuts 09-15-2016
NEW YORK — Donald Trump outlined his vision for managing the nation's economy as president on Thursday, promising that his plans to lower taxes by $4.4 trillion over a decade and cut regulations would lead to booming growth, create millions of jobs and even cut into the nation's budget deficit.
Retail sales fall 0.3 percent in August, a sharper drop than expected 09-15-2016
Retail sales fell in August, during what is traditionally back-to-school shopping season, as shoppers continued to rein in their spending.
Behind health law's 'growing pains,' more serious problems? 09-15-2016
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told insurers this week his health care overhaul has had some growing pains. But with premiums rising and marquee insurers bailing, could the real diagnosis be "failure to thrive?"
With UK leaving, crises simmering, EU ponders uncertain future 09-15-2016
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — If Britain long felt like a sore festering at the heart of European unity, its planned departure has made one thing clear — it's far from the only malaise for the vision of a common European Union future.
Business development loan pool expanded 09-15-2016
OCONOMOWOC — More businesses in Oconomowoc stand to benefit from favorable loans after the city’s Common Council voted Sept. 6 to expand the Downtown Oconomowoc Business Development Loan Pool.
Town Center plans advance 09-15-2016
MEQUON — The second phase of the Mequon Town Center – 165 apartments and three retail sites – cleared a significant hurdle Tuesday as the Mequon Common Council rezoned the 13.4-acre parcel.
Mad Max store planning reconstruction 09-15-2016
The Mad Max convenience store at the BP gas station, 1229 S. Main St., West Bend, is adding an oversized sign.
‘Condo-style’ apartment plan approved by Jackson Village Board 09-15-2016
The conceptual plan for condo-style, upscale apartments proposed to be built in the village of Jackson on Sherman Road and Glenbrooke Drive was approved by the Village Board on Tuesday night.
Helping Hispanics succeed 09-15-2016
WAUKESHA - From a young age, Griselda Aldrete knew she had to work hard to overcome obstacles that stood in her way.
Ten sweet years 09-15-2016
WAUKESHA - For Roger and Carrie Igielski, their chocolate business began as just the two of them making a midlife professional pivot away from their careers in education.
Downtown apartment project approved
WAUKESHA - A 64-unit, 110,000 square-foot apartment complex will be coming to the downtown area, pending developer financing and TIF funding.
Americans finally received raise last year 09-14-2016
WASHINGTON  - In a long-awaited sign that middle-class Americans are finally seeing real economic gains, U.S. households got a raise last year after seven years of stagnant incomes.
BID looking for other solutions for website plan 09-14-2016
Members of the West Bend Business Improvement District are considering an alternate plan for creating a website to market the downtown area after an initial vendor’s proposal didn’t materialize.
New strategy helps local company grow 09-14-2016
Nelson Container got its start in Milwaukee in 1962. They continue to make custom packaging to this day in Germantown, but the way they go about business changed after the turn of the century.
Survey: U.S. hiring grows in 4Q; Midwest remains stable
MILWAUKEE - With a slight increase in plans to hire employees the rest of the year, the employment outlook in the nation has returned to post-recession strength, a survey by ManpowerGroup showed.
Point Burger Bar offers family-friendly atmosphere 09-14-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Brian Ward wanted to bring a family-friendly restaurant environment to Lake Country.
Home sales grow throughout area, county in August 09-13-2016
WAUKESHA - Home sales throughout the metro-Milwaukee area were up 9.5 percent in August, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors said in a release Monday.
Waukesha Metal Products offers tours for school groups on Manufacturing Day 09-13-2016
GRAFTON — As part of the fifth annual National Manufacturing Day Oct. 7, Waukesha Metal Products is offering tours of its two facilities, including its Grafton location.
OSHA statement not fair picture of Carlson Tool, president says 09-13-2016
CEDARBURG — Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp. has taken “sure and swift actions” to ensure that a worker’s death such as the one that occurred at the plant in March can never happen again, according to President and CEO Jerry Edquist.
Apartment proposal shot down for third time 09-13-2016
CEDARBURG — The third time was not a charm for a developer hoping to construct a three-story apartment complex just south of downtown Cedarburg.
New Hartford TIF district clears another hurdle 09-13-2016
HARTFORD — One hurdle down, a couple more to clear.
Summerfest, MillerCoors renew partnership, announce plan to renovate Maier Festival Park 09-13-2016
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. not only renewed its partnership with MillerCoors, but the Miller Lite Oasis stage at Henry Maier Festival Park will also undergo a substantial renovation, the two companies announced Monday.
Brookfield commission to discuss hotel plans for The Corridor 09-10-2016
BROOKFIELD — The Plan Commission will discuss a 138-room hotel proposed for the mixed-use development The Corridor near Bluemound and Calhoun roads during its regular meeting Monday.
Approval recommended for revised Main Street apartments 09-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Revised plans for the proposed Clearpoint Apartments in downtown Waukesha will be discussed during Wednesday’s Plan Commission meeting, a few weeks after the commission unanimously voted to send the plans back for architectural adjustments.
How to grow businesses, attract young employees? 09-10-2016
WAUKESHA — With over 1,100 member companies, the Waukesha County Business Alliance has grown drastically since its inception in 1918.
Brady reports $25M profit during Q4 09-10-2016
MILWAUKEE — Brady Corporation announced on Friday that it’s posted a $25 million profit for the fiscal fourth quarter.
Local restaurants, bars dealing with labor shortage 09-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Daylee Public House/Simply Irresistible Catering owner Megan Day didn’t foresee it as an issue.
Not in their backyard 09-09-2016
TOWN OF HARTFORD — Those against a proposed reliever route for truck traffic around the city of Hartford didn’t mince words at a meeting held Thursday night at Hartford Town Hall.
Businesses suing city over property valuations 09-09-2016
Shopko Stores Operating Co. LLC and Menard Inc. have brought civil suits against the city of West Bend to reduce the assessed value of their properties.
Welch family has covered it all 09-09-2016
PEWAUKEE — If there’s a commercial product, chances are that Terry Welch has it covered.
Wisconsin Athletic Club approaching grand opening 09-09-2016
BROOKFIELD — As construction of the newest Wisconsin Athletic Club continues and the interior takes shape, Chief Executive Officer Ray O’Connor couldn’t help but realize how far they’ve come.
Jimmy John’s sells majority stake, may be positioning for global expansion  09-08-2016
CHICAGO - Jimmy John’s said yes this week to a capital infusion from an Atlanta-based private equity group, which could position the Illinois-based sandwich chain for expansion into global markets.
Hotel, motel, Hampton Inn 09-08-2016
CEDARBURG — With blessings from Michael Lindner of Hotel R& D LLC, the city of Cedarburg has started sending results of a hotel feasibility study to interested franchises and developers.
Walker proposing sales tax freeze on school supplies 09-08-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Gov. Scott Walker ogled a Green Bay Packers jersey for Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr at the Kohl’s department store.
Lumber Sales & Products adding jobs 09-08-2016
Lumber Sales & Products Inc. is moving to a new, more updated facility and will add seven jobs along with new equipment.
OSHA cites Cedarburg-based Carlson Tool in worker’s death 09-08-2016
CEDARBURG —The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp. in connection with an employee’s death in March.
Lake Country Gallery to close at month’s end 09-08-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — After the passing of its owner Jill Spanbauer in July, the Lake Country Gallery will close its doors for good at the end of September.
Franklin Energy signs energy efficiency contract with Con Edison 09-08-2016
PORT WASHINGTON — Franklin Energy Services, LLC announced on Wednesday it has signed a contract with Con Edison to support the Brooklyn Queens Neighborhood Program.
Kohl’s announces construction of e-commerce facility
MENOMONEE FALLS - Kohl’s closed on the purchase of a building for a new e-commerce distribution center in Indianapolis, the company announced Wednesday.
Bangles & Bags splits into 2 businesses 09-08-2016
WAUKESHA — Bangles & Bags has split into two separate businesses, the company stated in a post on its official Facebook page.
Slinger adopts economic opportunity analysis 09-07-2016
SLINGER — After discussion and debate at last month’s meeting, village trustees at their meeting Tuesday night unanimously adopted a resolution supporting a recently completed economic opportunity analysis.
Sobelman’s working on buying former Amici’s building 09-07-2016
The first Sobelman’s Pub & Grill franchise in Washington County is expected to open in Richfield by Thanksgiving, with Al Hochmuth operating the location.
EPIC Creative in West Bend gets FAA approval for drone use 09-07-2016
EPIC Creative in West Bend belongs to a small number of full-service advertising and marketing agencies with a Section 333 exemption and plans to grow its flight team.
Raised Grain aims to RAISE THE BAR
WAUKESHA — Nick Reistad knew something special was brewing when he and his three business partners came together with the idea of creating a unique brewery and taproom in the county.
ChromeTech selects MSI for new addition 09-07-2016
FRANKLIN - ChromeTech of Wisconsin, Inc. recently selected MSI General Corporation of Oconomowoc to construct a large addition to the existing facility.
Manpower hosting veteran employment summit 09-07-2016
MILWAUKEE - Manpower is hosting a workforce summit for military veterans to highlight veteran employment initiatives today at the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce in the company’s global headquarters.
Blue Sky from now on 09-06-2016
GRAFTON — It’s difficult for Dawn Koller to estimate just how many massage therapists have started their careers as students at Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork in Grafton.
Ozaukee County home closings decline; median price of homes slides 3.4% 09-06-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of closings in Ozaukee County for single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes declined 17.6 percent this July, compared to a year earlier.
Slinger adopts economic opportunity analysis 09-07-2016
SLINGER — After discussion and debate at last month’s meeting, village trustees at their meeting Tuesday night unanimously adopted a resolution supporting a recently completed economic opportunity analysis.
Sobelman’s working on buying former Amici’s building 09-07-2016
The first Sobelman’s Pub & Grill franchise in Washington County is expected to open in Richfield by Thanksgiving, with Al Hochmuth operating the location.
EPIC Creative in West Bend gets FAA approval for drone use 09-07-2016
EPIC Creative in West Bend belongs to a small number of full-service advertising and marketing agencies with a Section 333 exemption and plans to grow its flight team.
Raised Grain aims to RAISE THE BAR
WAUKESHA — Nick Reistad knew something special was brewing when he and his three business partners came together with the idea of creating a unique brewery and taproom in the county.
ChromeTech selects MSI for new addition 09-07-2016
FRANKLIN - ChromeTech of Wisconsin, Inc. recently selected MSI General Corporation of Oconomowoc to construct a large addition to the existing facility.
Manpower hosting veteran employment summit 09-07-2016
MILWAUKEE - Manpower is hosting a workforce summit for military veterans to highlight veteran employment initiatives today at the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce in the company’s global headquarters.
Blue Sky from now on 09-06-2016
GRAFTON — It’s difficult for Dawn Koller to estimate just how many massage therapists have started their careers as students at Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork in Grafton.
Ozaukee County home closings decline; median price of homes slides 3.4% 09-06-2016
CEDARBURG — The number of closings in Ozaukee County for single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes declined 17.6 percent this July, compared to a year earlier.
Great Harvest Bread on track to open Oconomowoc franchise 09-06-2016
OCONOMOWOC - The Oconomowoc Community Development Authority has approved loans that could help bring a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise to the city.
Much ado about reliever routes 09-03-2016
There has been perhaps no single issue that has stirred as much controversy in recent years as the proposed reliever route in the city of Hartford.
Employee ownership on the rise 09-03-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Dick Henszey was looking to retire and pass on the family-owned business while keeping it a prosperous one, he looked no further than his own employees.
Construction of E.R. Wagner's corporate headquarters on track 09-03-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Construction of E.R. Wagner’s 157,800 square-foot facility on Old Orchard Road is on pace to be complete by May, the company announced in a release Friday.
Workforce Development Center invited to the White House 09-03-2016
PEWAUKEE - The Workforce Development Center is headed to the White House in Washington, D.C.
R.A. Smith National opens Cedarburg office 09-03-2016
BROOKFIELD - R.A. Smith National, Inc. opened a new office in Cedarburg on Thursday, the company stated in a news release.
Daylee Public House/Simply Irresistible Catering cancels grand-opening party 09-03-2016
WAUKESHA - The Daylee Public House/Simply Irresistible Catering has canceled its grand opening festivities today, the business said in a Facebook post Friday.
Knock, knock - it’s Count! 09-02-2016
WAUKESHA - Even at 64 years old, Count Fuller hasn’t slowed down too much. Fuller, a door-to-door salesman, has been a fixture of the community since 1980 and has been known to offer quite a unique sales approach.
Muskego chamber to hold A.B.L.E. meeting 09-02-2016
WEST ALLIS - The Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce will host an A.B.L.E. meeting from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.
Joy Global reports decrease in Q3 net sales 09-02-2016
MILWAUKEE - Joy Global Inc. reported its third quarter fiscal results Thursday, which showed its net sales suffered a significant drop compared to last year.
JCPenney to sell appliances again 09-02-2016
BROOKFIELD - JCPenney is back to selling major appliances starting today, the company announced.
Spirit Manufacturing to close, lay off 60 employees 09-02-2016
NEW BERLIN — Spirit Manufacturing Inc. will lay off all its employees and shut its doors for good by mid-November, the company stated in a letter sent to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Gus Ramirez returns as CEO of HUSCO 09-02-2016
WAUKESHA — With HUSCO president and CEO Austin Ramirez set to take a year-long position as a White House Fellow, his father will return to the position in which he spent 26 years and act in an interim role, the company announced Thursday.
US auto sales fall 4 percent in August 09-01-2016
DETROIT — U.S. sales of new cars and trucks fell in August, ending summer on a low note for the auto industry and making it less likely that this year's auto sales will match the record set in 2015.
Wal-Mart cutting 7,000 jobs 09-01-2016
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is cutting 7,000 back-office store jobs over the next few months as it centralizes its invoice and accounting departments, expanding a test it announced in June.
Krones acquires Trans-Market 09-01-2016
FRANKLIN - Krones Inc., which manufactures filling and packaging technology, acquired a majority interest in Trans-Market Sales & Equipment, Inc., the company announced in a statement Wednesday.
November eyed for completion of Tools, Inc. addition 09-01-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Tools, Inc. of Sussex is nearing the completion of a 41,900-square-foot addition to its existing facility and contracted MSI General Corporation for the design and construction, the company announced Wednesday.
Michelin taps local company for tire testing 09-01-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Leather-Rich, an Oconomowoc-based wholesale dry cleaner serving customers throughout the Midwest, has been been tapped with the privilege of testing tires for Michelin Automotive Tires.
Black Swan closing in Grafton, relocating to Third Ward
GRAFTON — After an eight-year run, the Black Swan’s time in Grafton is coming to an end as it glides southward down the Milwaukee River.
Harley-Davidson to lay off 200 employees 09-01-2016
WAUKESHA - Harley-Davidson Motor Company will lay off about 200 employees before the end of the year, the company announced Wednesday.
Weasler Engineering adding 60,000 square feet to Barton facility 09-01-2016
Weasler Engineering is in the midst of a 60,000-square-foot expansion aiming to improve safety, efficiency and support growth.
Master Z’s looking to expand business to neighboring lot
WAUKESHA - Several big-ticket items will go before the Board of Zoning Appeals at its next meeting Sept. 12.
Hospitals and clinics are speaking your language 09-01-2016
WAUKESHA — Navigating the health care system in the United States can be tricky enough when English is your first language.
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