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New senior living community opens in Menomonee Falls
MENOMONEE FALLS - Dickson Hollow senior living community, located at the corner of Lisbon and Pilgrim Roads, opened this spring when its first residents moved into the senior apartments, assisted living apartments and memory care apartments.
Fiserv creates palm-reading device for added security 06-17-2016
BROOKFIELD - Fiserv, Inc. has created the Verifast: Palm Authentication that can be used by banks and credit unions to increase security and create efficiencies.
Wisconsin unemployment rate at lowest point in 15 years
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 15 years.
Northwestern Mutual Moves Higher on Fortune 500 List 06-16-2016
MILWAUKEE - Northwestern Mutual announced Thursday it has moved up nine spots on the Fortune 500 list to be at No. 100.
Heavy demand, low supply causing area real estate market to rocket 06-16-2016
OCONOMOWOC — The southeastern Wisconsin real estate market is in the middle of an economic deficiency; it doesn’t have enough homes in the $300,000 to $350,000 level to satiate the influx of buyers.
‘If you see a place to park, take it’ 06-16-2016
MEQUON — The recent opening of Café Hollander in Mequon’s Town Center has put pressure on parking in the area.
Mequon shooting range approved 06-16-2016
MEQUON — Plans for an indoor shooting range are on target after the Mequon Planning Commission Tuesday approved its location at a building on North Granville Road.
Picking up late night suds 06-16-2016
Since December 2011, gas stations have been able to sell beer after 9 p.m. in Washington County. Grocery stores can, too, if they obtain a proper license.
A golden business anniversary 06-16-2016
HARTLAND - The belief at Dorner Manufacturing is to move fast and move smart. The company has lived up to its belief system.
Piedmont Plastics relocates to New Berlin 06-15-2016
NEW BERLIN —The Piedmont Plastics Milwaukee branch has relocated to a new facility in New Berlin in order to serve more customers.
J.W. Speaker exploring expansion plan 06-15-2016
J.W. Speaker Corp., N120 W19434 Freistadt Road, Germantown, a manufacturer of high-performance vehicular lighting products for aftermarket sales around the world, may be getting ready to expand.
Village favors E.H. Wolf project 06-15-2016
Washington County officials want to assist a private entity with a loan to finance an expansion project that may revitalize a municipality’s downtown area while generating jobs for the area.
Wis. students to attend business program 06-15-2016
More than 100 Wisconsin students, including will participate in this year’s Business World program, held Sunday through June 22 at St. Norbert College in De Pere.
Survey: Milwaukee employers look to hire in third quarter 06-15-2016
MILWAUKEE —The hiring outlook for companies in metro Milwaukee is consistent with the rest of the country with nearly one in four American employers saying they expect to increase staff levels in the third quarter.
All under one roof 06-14-2016
THIENSVILLE — While its doors have been open since mid-February, the Thiensville Health Alliance will show off its new building in downtown Thiensville at an open house June 23.
Port Washington State Bank clears zoning hurdle for planned Thiensville branch 06-14-2016
THIENSVILLE — Members of the Thiensville Village Board June 6 unanimously approved an amendment to the village’s land use plan that helps pave the way for a planned Thiensville branch of Port Washington State Bank.
Company proposes to double Hartford plant 06-14-2016
HARTFORD — The city’s Plan Commission night approved a site plan review Monday for a proposed expansion by Accurate Fabrication of about 20,250 square feet.
Mine construction moving forward 06-14-2016
After delays, some heated discussions and despite a judgement in favor of residents opposing the project, the construction of a nonmetallic sand pit will move forward.
A solid performance for home sales in May 06-14-2016
WAUKESHA - May was a strong month for home sales in the metro Milwaukee area with the number of homes sold increasing 12.3 percent compared to the same period in 2015.
Johnson Controls to invest $245 million in North American battery production 06-13-2016
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced Monday it will invest $245 million over the course of the next few years in battery technology for automobile usage.
Elm Grove firm wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest
MADISON — Outdoor sporting goods firm Hyde was the winner of the 13th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.
Remedy Analytics to expand in Milwaukee, double workforce 06-13-2016
MILWAUKEE — Remedy Analytics, Inc. announced its plans Monday to expand in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee and add 27 full-time employees.
The survey says... 06-12-2016
The most common need as far as housing is concerned in Hartford is single-family starter homes costing between $80,000-$150,000.
Ownership questions hold back lighting project 06-12-2016
The plan to install incandescent lamps near the rooftops of buildings in downtown West Bend is on hold until the mystery surrounding it is solved.
New name, same building for furniture business in Hartford 06-12-2016
Brunner’s Furniture closed last summer. But, less than a year later, furniture is being sold under the name Hartford Furniture by Mike Brunner out of the same building, 5680 Highway 60, Hartford.
Downtown Waukesha prepares to shine
WAUKESHA — As the road work in downtown Waukesha approaches its completion, Waukesha city staff prepare to unveil a rebranding campaign for the center of the city as they continue to seek a grocery store and work with developers on mixed-use projects for the heart of the city.
Classic cruisin' 06-11-2016
BROOKFIELD - Stan Johnson is the definition of cool with his hands in his jean pockets and a swagger as he walks about his Brookfield office.
Two Waukesha County businesses finalists in state competition 06-11-2016
WAUKESHA - Two Waukesha County businesses, Essential Biotechnology LLC, of Big Bend, and Hyde, of Elm Grove, were recently named finalists in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest Awards Ceremony.
Forbes features Waukesha business founder 06-10-2016
WAUKESHA — Forbes Magazine is featuring Barbara Thompson, president and CEO of The Roberts Group, in the latest Top Women issue under “America’s Women Business Leaders.”
Johnson Controls to build $200 million plant in China 06-09-2016
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced Thursday its plans to build a fourth automotive battery manufacturing plant in China that will employ about 650 people and cost more than $200 million.
Waukesha brewery wins gold medal at national competition 06-09-2016
WAUKESHA - Raised Grain Brewing has been selling craft beer commercially for less than a year in Waukesha but has already won a gold medal at a national competition.
City renews liquor licenses, several paid for but unused
OCONOMOWOC — At the same time two businesses let their liquor licenses lapse, the Oconomowoc Common Council renewed several others Tuesday, including several that belong to business that are nonexistent.
Dollar Tree to open in late July 06-09-2016
GRAFTON — Officials with a dollar store planned for Grafton say they hope to open by July 21.
‘We want to be good neighbors’ 06-09-2016
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg proudly advocates for both thriving businesses and happy residents, but a public hearing during Monday’s Plan Commission meeting demonstrated the challenges that can arise when those two interests conflict.
City seeks scaled-back version of apartment proposal
CEDARBURG — Tom Zabjek from Lakeside Development appeared before the Cedarburg Plan Commission Monday for a consultation on a proposed three-story, 40-unit apartment building to be located on the southwest corner of Washington Avenue and Jackson Street – a site that has been called an eyesore by many.
Passing the torch 06-09-2016
THIENSVILLE — After nearly 68 years as a family-run Ford dealership in Thiensville, Schmit Ford has been sold to Boucher Group Inc.
Kwik Trip coming to West Bend 06-09-2016
Construction workers move dirt while preparing the site for a Kwik Trip convenience store being built in West Bend just south of the Commerce State Bank at 1700 S. Silverbrook Drive.
Construction underway for pair of area businesses 06-09-2016
SLINGER — An O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store, now under construction, could be open for business as soon as fall.
Attitude Sports closes in Pewaukee 06-09-2016
PEWAUKEE — Attitude Sports in Pewaukee held a closing sale and closed its doors during the last weekend in May, according to the store’s Facebook page.
Mad Rooster site plan nets preliminary approval 06-09-2016
WAUKESHA — Mad Rooster Café received unanimous preliminary approval from the city’s Plan Commission on Wednesday, but the applicant will have to come back before the commission to further discuss details of a proposed yard prop.
Panera, Panda Express eye up Waukesha 06-09-2016
WAUKESHA — For years area residents have been asking when a Panera Bread will open its doors in Waukesha.
Meijer opening brings excitement 06-08-2016
SUSSEX - Meijer celebrated the grand opening of the new Sussex location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.
Get some java in Jackson 06-08-2016
A specialty coffee location is opening in Jackson to fill a geographical gap in availability for freshly roasted coffee in Washington County.
Tech franchise opens in Germantown
A TeamLogic IT franchise has opened in Germantown, offering small-and-medium-sized businesses in the greater Milwaukee area an affordable solution for secure and flexible IT systems.
Bar owner given 2 weeks for taxes 06-08-2016
Radomir Buzdum, operator of Buzdum’s Pub & Grill in Germantown, has two weeks to come up with more than $36,000 to pay back taxes owed to the village. If not, he faces the possibility of losing his liquor license.
Website could be costly for West Bend BID Board 06-08-2016
The West Bend Business Improvement District wants to join cyberspace and host a website.
M-T Chamber of Commerce seeks nominees for 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards 06-07-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for great businesses, citizens and young professionals for its 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards recognition.
PyraMax Bank plans open house at its newest location in Grafton 06-07-2016
GRAFTON — PyraMax Bank, which is opening a branch at 1150 Washington St. in Grafton, will conduct an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
MGS acquired by Milwaukee firm 06-07-2016
GERMANTOWN - MGS Mfg. Group, Inc., a global provider of optimized manufacturing solutions for high precision plastic products, was recently acquired by Mason Wells, a private equity firm headquartered in Milwaukee.
Dollar Tree coming to Grafton 06-07-2016
GRAFTON — Ozaukee County is about to get its first Dollar Tree, and it’s happening in Grafton.
Plan commission approves Barton physical fitness facility
The Barton Planning Commission held a public hearing Monday recommending that the Town Board allow Jen Lenzendorf, owner of AIMS Fitness, to operate a physical fitness facility under a special use permit at 3130 Newark Drive.
Waukesha State Bank to celebrate remodeled Waukesha Location 06-07-2016
WAUKESHA - A ribbon-cutting ceremony today will kick off a weeklong celebration for the newly remodeled downtown Waukesha State Bank location.
GE selects Canadian site for Waukesha engine operations
WAUKESHA — GE announced it has selected the site for its new “Brilliant Factory,” which will replace some of its operations in Waukesha.
Froedtert to operate clinic in local Meijer stores 06-07-2016
SUSSEX - When Meijer opens in Sussex on Tuesday, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin will also celebrate the opening of its clinic within the store at N51-W24953 Lisbon Road.
First Federal Bank names Schaefer as president, CEO 06-06-2016
WAUKESHA - First Federal Bank of Wisconsin announced Monday the appointment of Edward H. Schaefer as the bank's new president and CEO.
Air Wisconsin Airlines to close in Milwaukee 06-06-2016
MILWAUKEE - Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation notified the Department of Workforce Development on Monday that it will close its facility located at General Mitchell International Airport, 5300 S. Howell Ave, Milwaukee.
Does West Bend have enough workers for businesses here? 06-04-2016
West Bend’s Economic Development Manager Ashley Mukasa visited businesses, asking representatives questions about the market conditions they face.
Banquet facility and restaurant are coming soon to Richfield 06-04-2016
Richfield will soon be the home for two new businesses.
The fruits of their labor 06-04-2016
WAUKESHA - A lot has changed in the last two years at Weldall Manufacturing, thanks to the ideas of some middle-school consultants.
R&R Insurance Services acquires Frett Barrington 06-03-2016
WAUKESHA — R&R Insurance Services, Inc. announced Friday it will acquire City of Pewaukee-based Frett Barrington, Ltd., a locally owned and independent insurance broker.
Town residents still fighting mine 06-03-2016
People who thought they prevented the construction of a nearby sand pit were in for a surprise when they realized the company wants to reintroduce the project.
Portillo’s to open July 19 in Brookfield
BROOKFIELD - A date for the grand opening of the Chicagoland restaurant famous for its Italian beef has been set.
Officials looking at options for 4 miles of South 27th Street corridor 06-03-2016
MILWAUKEE - On the heels of recent road construction and streetscaping projects, residents and business owners living near the South 27th Street commercial corridor are hoping for an infusion of new retailers, restaurants and other developments.
Taking the camera to the customer 06-02-2016
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Scott Patrick, co-owner of Lake Life Photography, has made taking photos his life’s pursuit.
Jackson Street apartments proposed
CEDARBURG — Developers will consult with the Cedarburg Plan Commission Monday on a three-story, 40-unit apartment building proposed for the southwest corner of Jackson Street and Washington Avenue.
Cedarburg attorney sets parameters around CDA’s outreach efforts 06-02-2016
CEDARBURG — “Consistency” was a term used throughout a discussion last month of how the newly formed Community Development Authority should approach existing and prospective developers and business owners.
Village to consider more mixed-use housing 06-02-2016
GRAFTON — A shift may be coming for Grafton, as village officials consider a new comprehensive plan that allows for more future development of higher-density housing.
Ready for the workplace 06-02-2016
WAUKESHA - On his graduation day, Chris Blyth could proudly announce that he already has a job lined up at Aurora Health Care in Summit and will start next week.
A citizen’s centennial 06-02-2016
MUKWONAGO - After going from a farm kid to a successful banker during nearly a century of living, Warren E. Hansen Sr. understands hard work and perseverance. 
Wisconsin banks increase lending by 6.4% 06-01-2016
MADISON — During the first quarter of 2016, Wisconsin state-chartered banks saw net income increase by 18 percent and lending rise by 6.4 percent when compared to the same period in 2015, according to data released Wednesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Nonprofit announces layoffs 06-01-2016
Experience Works, a nonprofit offering employment-training services for low-income older workers, has announced it is closing its West Bend office and will lay off five employees, effective July 1.
Waukesha County business roundup
Construction that began in October on a 21,571-square-foot Dental Associates clinic is nearing completion with an opening date of July 11 planned.
Kwik Trip to open Sept. 1 on Golf Road
WAUKESHA - The newest Kwik Trip in Waukesha is set to open Sept. 1 at 2001 Golf Road.
Consumer spending jumps by largest amount in six years
NEW YORK — Consumers pulled their wallets out of winter hibernation in April, increasing their spending at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in a sign that the economy is growing solidly again this spring.
Shhhhh! It’s a SECRET GARDEN 05-31-2016
Secret Garden Gifts is about 2 miles outside Jackson and is the last shop remaining in the unincorporated community of Mayfield.
Stilt House gets OK for expanded patio 05-31-2016
CEDARBURG — Thanks to an OK from the city of Cedarburg and an agreement with their neighbor, the Stilt House Gastro Pub expanded its patio last week, doubling the space.
Airport officials planning upgrades 05-31-2016
City of West Bend airport officials are anticipating needs and planning infrastructure upgrades to ensure the facilities meet standards.
Truck route signs posted in downtown Hartford 05-30-2016
HARTFORD — Drivers of large trucks traveling through the city’s downtown are being asked to ignore the usual GPS directions to the industrial park.
Ryan: Congress will challenge overtime rule change 05-28-2016
WAUKESHA - Since the Department of Labor altered the rules governing overtime pay, House Speaker Paul Ryan said, Congress has been weighing its options on how to best challenge the change, which he considers essentially an unconstitutional law.
From serving one's country to customer service 05-28-2016
OCONOMOWOC - As an Air Force veteran and a small business owner, Scott Flaugher sees the value of working in numbers.
Leadership announced for merged Johnson Controls and Tyco 05-27-2016
MILWAUKEE — With a planned merger anticipated for Oct. 1, Johnson Controls and Tyco International announced the senior executive team on Friday.
Sparking a career 05-27-2016
SLINGER — A spark of interest fanned by Slinger High School could ignite the careers of many students. Thursday six students passed with “flying colors” a test to earn welding certification.
Returning anew 05-27-2016
WAUKESHA -  Outside a warm-toned brick building with red awnings, an outdoor sale is taking place. It is quite humid, but Pathfinding Book Store owner Jeanette Glazewski stays cool in the shade holding a book as she watches for customers.
Wisconsin company sued over break policy for Muslim workers 05-26-2016
BRILLION, Wis. — A civil liberties group representing Muslim employees of a Wisconsin manufacturer has filed a religious discrimination complaint against the company for not allowing extra break time for prayer.
On the lake, outside the box 05-26-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Lakerz Pub and Eatery Owner Lynn Reed knows how to have a conversation.
Suttner gets pontoon boat rental approval 05-26-2016
OCONOMOWOC — John Suttner recently received approval to operate a pontoon boat rental service out of Buddy’s Beach Bungalow.
Area tow companies allege police favoritism in crash calls
County officials are addressing how towing companies are called to a scene of a crash after hearing complaints of preferential treatment by the county Sheriff’s Office.
Bradley Corp. hosts Arrowhead students on tour of operations 05-26-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - Students from Arrowhead High School got an up-close look at Bradley Corporation’s Menomonee Falls operation on Wednesday as part of the school’s partnership with area businesses to bridge the skilled trades gap.
Unemployment rate dips in metro-Milwaukee area 05-26-2016
WAUKESHA - The unemployment rate dropped in the four-county metropolitan area for the month of April, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Hartford airport project won’t happen until at least 2018
HARTFORD — The news was expected, but now it’s finally confirmed — Hartford Municipal Airport’s runway improvement project won’t start until at least 2018.
Wisc. employers may see drop in unemployment tax 05-25-2016
MADISON — Wisconsin employers could see another drop in unemployment insurance taxes in 2017 due to an improved economy and employer-friendly changes in the system.
TruBlue makes its way to Germantown 05-25-2016
A company coming to Washington County wants to provide residents with easier access to house care professionals for handiwork and cleaning.
New business-building agency created
WAUKESHA - When Paul Farrow took office as Waukesha County executive last year, he made clear his main priority was to transform the area into the “economic epicenter” of Wisconsin.
Allo! Chocolat up for sale 05-25-2016
WAUKESHA — After almost a decade of selling gourmet truffles, quality chocolates and old-fashioned candy, Allo! Chocolat owners Roger and Carrie Igielski announced they are looking for someone to buy their downtown Waukesha business.
Foreclosure rate decreases in metro area 05-25-2016
WAUKESHA -  Data released Tuesday shows that the rate of foreclosure in the metro Milwaukee area declined in March by 0.19 percent.
Nissen Staffing Continuum named a 2016 Future 50 company 05-24-2016
WAUKESHA — Nissen Staffing Continuum has been named a 2016 Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small Business Executives.
Urgent care, primary care clinics open at Aurora Sinai Medical Center 05-24-2016
MILWAUKEE — An urgent care facility has been added to the Aurora Sinai Medical Center, which will also open a primary care clinic on June 1.
Midwest Engineered Systems announces another expansion 05-24-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Midwest Engineering Systems Inc. announced Tuesday it intends to add a 60,000-square-foot addition near its City of Pewaukee facility.
Home Helpers adds employees 05-24-2016
MEQUON — Mequon-based Home Helpers of Greater Milwaukee has added three clinical leaders and announced details of an expansion to serve more of the Milwaukee area.
From Mequon to the world 05-24-2016
MEQUON — A “titan” in the medical manufacturing industry reports rapid growth.
Helping grads 'filter the noise' 05-24-2016
MEQUON — Earlier this month, students at Concordia University Wisconsin – and across the nation – walked across stages, picked up degrees and prepared to join the real world.
Failed drug tests challenge businesses 05-24-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — With the jobless rate in Ozaukee County among the lowest in Wisconsin, area employers say it’s difficult to find qualified employees who can pass a drug test.
Digital Media Lab to offer marketing resources in Hartland
HARTLAND - A neighborhood learning center and media store for area merchants will be open to the Hartland community today.
City of Pewaukee commission approves burger bar for former American building 05-21-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission unanimous approved a conditional use permit on Thursday to build a Point Burger Bar in the former American TV building on Westwood Drive.
Sports Authority to close all stores nationwide 05-21-2016
WAUKESHA — Sports Authority announced it will close all of its stores after filing for bankruptcy, including stores in Brookfield and Delafield.
At least $50K damage to local business 05-20-2016
A firefighter received minor injuries and there was $50,000-$70,000 damage to a shed and contents at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday after a fire broke out at N R Asphalt & Pavement Maintenance off of Highway 144, West Bend Fire Chief Gerald Kudek said.
Hartford looking for tenant after Kmart
With the looming July closure of the Hartford Kmart on Bell Avenue, officials and business leaders met to discuss the plaza’s future.
‘Apprentice’-style project prepares students for real business world 05-20-2016
PEWAUKEE - Teams of students at Pewaukee High School made their business pitch to a panel of judges Thursday. But in the end, there was only one winner.
Rogers Health to open facility in Minneapolis 05-20-2016
SUMMIT -  Rogers Behavioral Health - Minneapolis is set to open its doors in Eden Prairie, Minn., on Monday.
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate drops to 4.4% 05-20-2016
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment dropped a bit for the month of April, down to 4.4 percent, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Final stanza 05-19-2016
HARTFORD — Soon the doors of a one-of-a-kind city business will close at its decades-long location.
Failed drug tests a problem for local businesses 05-19-2016
Eighty-five percent of local businesses have had issues filling entry level positions because of applicants failing to pass controlled substance testing, a report conducted by the West Bend School District found.
Denali Ingredients reveals $12 million expansion plans 05-19-2016
NEW BERLIN - Wisconsinites love their dairy concoctions and for more than 40 years Denali Ingredients has been supplying ice cream makers and others in the food industry with ingredients to make such famous treats as Moose Tracks ice cream.
OSHA cites Nature’s Path for safety violations in worker’s injury 05-19-2016
SUSSEX - A rotating airlock blade severed a 30-year-old worker’s three fingertips as he cleaned the machine at a Sussex subsidiary of organic food manufacturer Nature’s Path Foods Inc., an incident federal safety investigators ruled could have been prevented if the machine had been powered down fully.
Sodexo to lay off 70 after losing Waukesha district contract 05-19-2016
WAUKESHA - Sodexo will lay off about 70 employees after losing its contract with the Waukesha School District, the Department of Workforce Development announced Wednesday.
Apprentice program to prep teens for job placement 05-18-2016
A rekindled program will help West Bend high school students find work through apprenticeships by the time they graduate in an effort to create career- and college-ready graduates.
Participants sought for full-time GED program 05-18-2016
PEWAUKEE —The Workforce Development Center is looking for individuals to participate in Building Futures, which is a full-time program that helps those ages 18 to 24, without a high school diploma, earn their GED while getting hands-on training and work experience in the construction trades.
Country Mart offering U-Haul services 05-18-2016
U-Haul Co. of Wisconsin announced that Country Mart, a BP gas station and convenience store, has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Richfield community.
True to cheese-making 05-18-2016
THERESA — People from 21 states and two countries have visited Widmer’s Cheese Cellars in this quaint village in the northeast corner of Dodge County.
Businesses inform county of potential hazards 05-18-2016
Several businesses have informed city and county officials about hazardous materials they have on their premises so first responders can act accordingly.
Hartford’s deals for downtown shaping up 05-18-2016
Negotiations continue with property owners on the potential site of a hotel in downtown Hartford.
Cousins Subs to rebrand 44-year-old business 05-18-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - After an economic downturn that resulted in Cousins Subs closing 41 of its locations, the chain restaurant announced this week that it will implement a large-scale rebranding initiative.
Waukesha Family Medicine Practice joins Froedtert 05-17-2016
WAUKESHA - A downtown Waukesha family medical practice has joined the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network, according to an announcement.
Cooking up the past 05-17-2016
CEDARBURG — When Sara Dahmen brings her Housekeeper Crockery line to Cedarburg’s Rustic Palate Saturday, she’ll be returning something to downtown Cedarburg that hasn’t been in its kitchens for more than 100 years: high-quality, American-made kitchenware.
M-T Chamber of Commerce seeks nominees for 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards 05-17-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for great businesses, citizens and young professionals for its 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards recognition.
Twin Nail & Spa opens for business on North Main Street in Thiensville 05-17-2016
THIENSVILLE — Twin Nail & Spa recently opened for business at 251 N. Main St. in Thiensville.
Vollrath, Cedarburg-owned communications firm, acquired 05-17-2016
MILWAUKEE — Reputation Partners LLC, a full-service strategic communications firm with operations in Chicago and Milwaukee, has acquired Vollrath Associates, a public relations and investor relations firm based in Milwaukee.
Café Hollander to open Friday 05-17-2016
MEQUON — Café Hollander will open Friday in the Mequon Town Center.
G’town bar owner may lose liquor license 05-17-2016
GERMANTOWN — After two years of close calls, this may be the year that the operator of Buzdum’s Pub & Grill in Germantown loses his liquor license.
Leading the charge 05-17-2016
SLINGER - After seven years of tinkering, two Slinger men have built the longest-ranged electric vehicle available.
Shorehaven to break ground on expansion in Oconomowoc next week
OCONOMOWOC - Lutheran Homes Oconomowoc will break ground on the expansion of its Shorehaven facility, 1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., 11 a.m. May 24.
Fracking's future 05-15-2016
WAUKESHA — Hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — has its detractors, but the head of a regional oil council believes the process has aided manufacturers both in Waukesha and across the state.
G’town 172-unit apartment complex gets OK’d 05-13-2016
Despite a few setbacks, an apartment complex will be built on Main Street in Germantown in 2017.
The minimum markup law — antiquated or necessary?
A Great Depression-era statute that some have tried to repeal will receive renewed scrutiny if a handful of state legislators have anything to say about it.
Development with 84 apartments proposed in Hartford
Housing development in Hartford over the last decade has primarily focused on single-family home construction.
Plan Commission approves Steinhafels’ request to fill wetlands 05-13-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission on Thursday approved the motion to allow Steinhafels to fill two pockets of wetlands as part of its expansion.
Next president likely to face a recession 05-12-2016
WASHINGTON - Talk about a poisoned chalice. No matter who is elected to the White House in November, the next president will probably face a recession.
Round Top Properties purchases office building 05-12-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE —The Barry Company, a southeast Wisconsin commercial real estate company headquartered in downtown Milwaukee, announced Thursday that Round Top Properties, LLC has purchased the 12,800-square-foot office building located at N27-W23588 Paul Road.

Kohl's misses expectations as spring funk hits retailers 05-12-2016
Kohl's is joining the parade of gloomy reports from retailers.

Mequon council rejects condos 05-12-2016
MEQUON — After hearing numerous neighbors voice concern about flooding and sewer capacity, the Mequon Common Council Tuesday rejected measures that would have led to a nine-unit condominium development.
Ehlers to advise on Amcast redevelopment 05-12-2016
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg will work with the financial advising firm Ehlers to determine the feasibility of redevelopment at the former Amcast site.
Walter’s Loft opening set for May 19 05-12-2016
CEDARBURG — A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m. May 19 for the grand opening of Walter’s Loft, W62 N590 Washington Ave.
Metro home sales increase 15.1% in April 05-12-2016
WAUKESHA - The school year may be ending and families may be considering moving to a new home, but they will likely have a hard time finding much to choose from.
Joy Global to permanently close facility, affecting 130 workers 05-12-2016
MILWAUKEE - A previously announced temporary closure of a Joy Global facility in Milwaukee will now become permanent, according to a notice sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday.
Golner Precision Products purchases Sussex building 05-11-2016
SUSSEX — Golren Precision Products Inc. has purchased a 31,200-square-foot industrial building located at W222-N5734 Miller Way in the Sussex Business Park.
Helping the determined get to work 05-11-2016
The Washington County Board of Supervisors learned about an agency’s activities to encourage workforce development in the area during their Tuesday meeting.
Shopping with purpose 05-11-2016
WAUKESHA - Weaving his way around bins of donated clothing, toys and household items, Rod Colburn cheerfully greets more than a dozen St. Vincent de Paul employees and volunteers as they sort and price goods Tuesday morning.
Permit approved for expansion 05-11-2016
HARTFORD — The city’s Plan Commission unanimously approved a request for a conditional use permit Monday night from Broan-Nutone that would allow a proposed 136,000-square-foot expansion of the company’s warehouse.
Walker recognizes Waukesha companies for exports 05-11-2016
MILWAUKEE — Two of the three companies recognized by Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday for their global business development are located in Waukesha — H.O. Bostrom and Hydro-Thermal Corporation.
Green Bay Packers extends partnership with Dental Associates 05-10-2016
MILWAUKEE —Dental Associates announced Tuesday that it has extended its marketing partnership with the Green Bay Packers to go through the 2018 season.
Cedarburg/Grafton office of Shorewest announces sales record in March 05-10-2016
GRAFTON — The Cedarburg/Grafton office of Shorewest Realtors broke a sales record in March.
M-T Chamber of Commerce seeks nominees for 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards 05-10-2016
MEQUON — The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for great businesses, citizens and young professionals for its 2016 Celebrate Your Community Awards recognition
Ozaukee County home closings show healthy increase
CEDARBURG — The number of single-family, condominium and townhome properties that closed in April increased by 37.6 percent from March.
Port Washington State Bank buys properties in downtown Thiensville 05-10-2016
THIENSVILLE — Port Washington State Bank has purchased three adjacent properties in downtown Thiensville with an eye toward expansion in southern Ozaukee County.
TIF considered for Amcast site 05-10-2016
CEDARBURG — After years of sitting in a stagnant state of neglect and dormancy, plans for new economic life at Cedarburg’s 8.4-acre Amcast site are starting to sprout.
Producers try to figure out what to do with all that cheese
Forget the chicken and the egg — ponder instead the cheese, butter and milk markets.
Fire halts production at Germantown business 05-10-2016
GERMANTOWN — Production was shut down and employees were evacuated from the Rheocast Co. after a fire broke out Monday morning.
Bryce’s Lawn Service opens second location in Waukesha 05-10-2016
WAUKESHA - Bryce Satterfield announced he has opened a second location for his business, Bryce’s Lawn Service, in Waukesha.
Fire at Buca Eatery and Grill damages restaurant 05-10-2016
OCONOMOWOC - The Oconomowoc Fire Department responded to a fire at Buca All Day Eatery and Grill Saturday night.
Ansay & Associates acquires fellow insurance company 05-09-2016
PORT WASHINGTON — Ansay & Associates announced Monday it acquired Disher Insurance Services, based in Stevens Point.
Neylon addresses business regulations, promotes educational opportunities 05-09-2016
WAUKESHA — As a state representative for three years, Adam Neylon has made an impact on Wisconsin by authoring bills on robotics funding for schools and pushing to decrease expensive regulations for businesses.
Regulation would increase threshold for salaried work
The rules determining hourly and salaried employees may change soon, potentially costing businesses but giving employees more money.
Burger favorite coming to the county
CEDAR CREEK — In the gutted second floor of the former Schwai’s restaurant, the iconic building’s past was honored and an announcement about its future was made Friday morning.
Shopko reorganizes stores to appeal to millennial moms 05-07-2016
SUSSEX - With most mothers a part of the millennial generation (born between the early 1980s and late 1990s), stores are taking notice and tweaking their marketing strategies, including Wisconsin-based Shopko, which has redone all of its baby sections to appeal to that age group.
Brookfield commission to discuss Chick-fil-A, Milwaukee Tool 05-07-2016
BROOKFIELD - The Plan Commission will discuss rezoning land for a proposed Chick-fil-A and a development agreement during its 6:30 p.m. Monday meeting.
IKEA wants to open first Wisconsin store in Oak Creek
OAK CREEK - The trendy home furnishings retailer IKEA announced Thursday its plans to seek approval to build a 295,000-square-foot store in Oak Creek.
La Casa de Esperanza meets challenge
WAUKESHA — La Casa de Esperanza is halfway to its fundraising goal for the planned expansion of its charter school.
5 Diamonds proposing 2nd training facility 05-06-2016
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — After successfully building a destination for area baseball teams with 5 Diamonds and an adjoining training facility where National Football League players work out, owner Tom Kelenic said he has plans to construct a second training facility in the Town of Waukesha.
Fiserv revenue increases in first quarter 05-05-2016
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced Thursday its internal revenue grew 4 percent and its adjusted revenue growth was 5 percent during the first quarter.
‘It’s all about local’ for returning farmers market 05-05-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Saturday mornings in downtown Oconomowoc are about to get much busier.
Village gives second helping of ‘no’ to food trucks 05-05-2016
THIENSVILLE — Village trustees continued their discussion of modifying its vendors’ ordinance as several board members repeated their distaste for allowing food trucks.
Plan Commission weighs in on TIF district changes 05-05-2016
The tax incremental finance district amendments continue to be an issue as West Bend Plan Commission members addressed the matter during Tuesday’s meeting.
Going green means more than getting green 05-05-2016
MUSKEGO - The benefits of adopting sustainable practices as part of a business plan have become so broad, said Tom Eggert, executive director of WI Sustainable Business Council, that it has become fairly difficult for companies to ignore them.
Gearbox Express opens new Mukwonago headquarters 05-05-2016
MUKWONAGO - Gearbox Express celebrated its move into a larger facility in Mukwonago on Wednesday.
Roadrunner Transportation’s revenues decline 05-04-2016
CUDAHY — Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. announced Wednesday that its revenues for the most recent quarter declined 4.8 percent for a total of to $465.6 million from $489 million for the same quarter in 2015.
Generac’s reports decline in net sales, income in 1Q 05-04-2016
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings, Inc. reported that its net sales and income declined during the first quarter when compared to the same period in 2015 despite recent acquisitions.
Caterpillar to move jobs, work to Arizona from South Milwaukee 05-04-2016
SOUTH MILWAUKEE — South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks expressed his disappointment on his blog Tuesday that Caterpillar will centralize its Surface Mining & Technology Division in Tucson, Ariz.
Honda, Nissan break records as auto sales stay hot in April
DETROIT - America’s love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales.
West Bend board considers changes to TIF district rules
West Bend’s plan to amend rules governing its tax incremental finance districts moved forward as other public stakeholders learned what city officials wanted to accomplish.
Child labor laws topic of Employer Open House 05-04-2016
Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Centers invite business leaders to attend an Employer Open House on May 25 at the Workforce Development Center, 2200 Green Tree Road, West Bend.
Convenience store going up on S. Main St. in West Bend
Construction of a Mad Max convenience store at 1229 S. Main St. in West Bend is expected to begin this month and be completed in August, according to a news release.
County sees jump in tourism spending 05-04-2016
Visitors spent more than $115 million in Washington County in 2015, according to figures released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism in conjunction with National Tourism Week.
WEC Energy Group posts first quarter results 05-03-2016
MILWAUKEE — WEC Energy Group Inc. reported that its consolidated revenue for the first quarter was $2.19 billion, compared to $1.39 billion in the first quarter of 2015, which the company credits to the increase to the addition of $980 million of revenue from Integrys.
Westbury Bancorp reports its net income 05-03-2016
WEST BEND — Westbury Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Westbury Bank, recently announced that its net income rose for the first three months of 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.
Quad/Graphics CEO pleased with first quarter 05-03-2016
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics CEO Joel Quadracci said Tuesday he is pleased with the company’s first quarter financial results with both EBITDA and free cash flow increasing although net sales declined because the increases reflect the company’s “ongoing efforts focused on productivity improvement and sustainable cost reduction.”
Froedtert Health expands partnership with health care strategist 05-03-2016
MILWAUKEE — In an effort to continue to transform health care for the better, Froedtert Health announced Tuesday it has extended its partnership with AVIA, an organization that helps health systems advance from making a strategy to taking action.
Wisconsin unemployment payments drop by more than half 05-03-2016
MADISON - Business-friendly changes to Wisconsin’s unemployment pay system have helped erase a $1.3 billion deficit in the state fund that supports it, but critics say they have also wrongfully deprived out-of-work people of money they needed while looking for new jobs.
Slinger TIF district close to reality 05-03-2016
SLINGER — Creation of a Tax Incremental Finance District in the village only needs the OK of a joint review board to move ahead.
Pet Partners Animal Clinic opens in Sussex 05-02-2016
SUSSEX — Local women-owned Pet Partners Animal Clinic opened Monday in Sussex and is now accepting clients.
BSI adds audio Visual division 05-02-2016
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Building Service Inc. announced that it has launched BSI AV Solutions, which will offer audio visual products and integration services to improve productivity in business environments.
Harvesting fresh water 04-30-2016
TOWN OF GENESEE - Waukesha County has a long history of financial success based on the sale of and tourism surrounding spring water, but it’s not widely known that one company continues to bottle water at the source for sale in the Town of Genesee.
Russ Darrow Group acquires Nissan and VW dealership in Sheboygan 04-29-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — The Russ Darrow Group announced Friday it has acquired the Motorville Nissan and Volkswagen dealership in Sheboygan. It will be the company’s first dealership in the city.
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek combines with national firm 04-29-2016
MILWAUKEE —Wisconsin law firm Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. announced Friday it will merge with Husch Blackwell, an industry-focused full-service law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, to create a combined business with more than 700 attorneys in 19 cities.
Door slammed on proposed Slinger hotel 04-29-2016
It didn’t take long for a consultant to draw a conclusion on the idea of a hotel in Slinger.
Raised Grain Brewing to open patio with food truck event
WAUKESHA - Along with a new patio for outdoor enjoyment, Raised Grain Brewing Co. announced it will host local food trucks to offer customers more dining options.
Oshkosh Corp’s income increases in 2Q 04-28-2016
OSHKOSH - Oshkosh Corporation reported Thursday that its net income increased during the second quarter to $56.1 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared to $54.6 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
Marcus Corp’s revenues increase 5.7% in first quarter
MILWAUKEE — The Marcus Corporation announced Thursday that its total revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 increased 5.7 percent and its operating income rose 49.1 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2015.
Reinventing a classic 04-28-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Bringing people together, cooking delicious food and having a good brew are three things Lakeside Supper Club and Lounge owner Shane Valenti knows are important in life.
Balloons Unlimited of Sullivan offers ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experiences 04-28-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Saying Pete Asp has his head in the clouds isn’t an exaggeration. Asp is the owner and operator of Balloons Unlimited, a hot air balloon company based in Sullivan.
Shop Local Oconomowoc supports local economy 04-28-2016
OCONOMOWOC — When Shop Local Oconomowoc week returns on May 1 it brings with it a message to look to home when shopping.
Grafton board to discuss housing policy at Monday’s meeting 04-28-2016
GRAFTON — The next step of the Grafton Comprehensive Plan update project is underway, as the Village Board will address future possibilities for housing and residential development at its next meeting.
Municipalities addressing increased requests to build cell towers 04-28-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Local communities could see more utility poles rising in their horizons, but then again, maybe they won’t.
Proposal for Gasthaus site to get second look 04-28-2016
WAUKESHA - After expressing concerns over traffic increases and the possible number of tenants, city officials believe a redevelopment plan at the Gasthaus restaurant site needs a little more time for an approval.
Warehouse to get a makeover 04-27-2016
Old Fashioned Foods in Mayville at 650 Furnace St., seen here Tuesday, will remodel an existing 10,400-square-foot warehouse, according to a news release.
Rockwell Automation sales drop 7.1% in 2Q 04-27-2016
MILWAUKEE — Sales during the second quarter for Rockwell Automation, Inc. fell by 7.1 percent for a total of sales of $1,440.3 million, according to a release Wednesday.
Johnson Controls takes next step in separating automotive seating business
MILWAUKEE — On Wednesday, Johnson Controls announced that its spinoff company, Adient, filed its initial Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
A.O. Smith reports record sales during first quarter 04-27-2016
MILWAUKEE — International company A.O. Smith reported record sales and strong growth in net earnings during its first quarter Wednesday.
‘Big box blight’ 04-27-2016
An announcement last week by Sears Holdings that Kmart is closing its Hartford store this summer has area leaders searching for how to fill the soon-to-be vacant space.
Despite some interest, no plans looming for Fox Run Shopping Center 04-27-2016
WAUKESHA — Although some developers have inquired about plans at the Fox Run Shopping Center, there are no changes on the horizon.
Concerned residents oppose cell tower at public hearing 04-26-2016
CEDARBURG — Tensions were high at a town of Cedarburg public hearing last Wednesday when the Plan Commission reviewed comments about a proposal for a new cell tower at 4628 Cedar Creek Road.
Bringing wine to Washington County 04-26-2016
Amanda and Matthew Stefl have a passion for wine and want to take it to the next level.
Hartford Municipal Airport project could start in June 04-26-2016
Glacier-like progress on gaining final approval for proposed expansion and renovation of the Hartford Municipal Airport is inching forward.
Hartford Kmart will close this summer 04-26-2016
HARTFORD — Sears Holdings has announced in a release that the company will close 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores this summer, including a Kmart location in Hartford.
Twin Disc continues to be negatively affected by oil and gas industries 04-26-2016
RACINE — The third quarter financial results for Twin Disc, Inc. were negatively affected by the international oil and gas industries, as well the Asian commercial marine markets.
Rexnord to exit water management platform
MILWAUKEE - Rexnord Corporation announced Tuesday it will exit the water management platform due to its revenue not delivering acceptable near-term and longer-term returns.
Meijer’s Sussex store to open June 7
SUSSEX — The first Meijer location in Waukesha County will open June 7 in Sussex.
Estate issues complicate possible sale of Gasthaus 04-26-2016
WAUKESHA — Ongoing issues between the owner of Weissgerber’s Gasthaus and the estate of his deceased brother and business partner have reportedly made it “extremely difficult” to plan future development at the popular German-style restaurant.
Cedarburg architect part of Grand Avenue plans 04-26-2016
MILWAUKEE - A Cedarburg architectural firm is playing a key role in the Grand Avenue redevelopment in downtown Milwaukee.
Glad to be in Grafton 04-26-2016
GRAFTON — After opening the Plymouth location of Pourvino about 2 1/2 years ago, owners Frank and Sally Maydak noticed something interesting: their regulars were coming from as far away as Manitowoc, Fond du Lac and even Ozaukee County.
Connecting manufacturing employees to policies 04-26-2016
WAUKESHA - For the majority of people, a rough road may seem like a driving hassle, but for manufacturers it can mean an inability to deliver products.
New kung fu studio to open in Waukesha 04-25-2016
WAUKESHA — A studio offering kung fu lessons for fitness and self-defense will open on Grand Avenue in Waukesha on June 1.
Judge refuses to stay Wisconsin right-to-work ruling 04-25-2016
MADISON, Wis. — A Dane County judge refused Monday to stay his ruling striking down Wisconsin's right-to-work law, reiterating his position that the legislation wrongly enables non-union workers to receive free representation.
Multi-tenant retail building proposed for Gasthaus site 04-23-2016
WAUKESHA — Plans that call for longtime restaurant Weissgerber’s Gasthaus to be razed for a multi-tenant retail building have been filed at Waukesha City Hall, but city planning staff members are not in favor of the two-building proposal.
Sharpening the rules 04-23-2016
OCONOMOWOC — In recent years, local municipalities have been trying to keep up with changes in state statutes regarding the possession and use of guns. With the passage of Wisconsin Act 149 in February, those same cities and townships are dealing with new rules for knives.
Waukesha County Business Alliance names top 10 Businesses of the Year 04-23-2016
WAUKESHA — The Top 10 Businesses of the Year as chosen by the Waukesha County Business Alliance were announced Friday and include Century Fence Company and Lakeland Supply, Inc.
At Your Service moves to Oconomowoc 04-22-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Non-medical home care company At Your Service announced it has moved to Oconomowoc.
Waterstone Financial’s income increases 55.6% 04-22-2016
WAUWATOSA — Waterstone Financial, Inc. reported Friday that its net income per diluted share increased 55.6 percent for a total of $0.14 for the quarter, compared to $0.09 for the same quarter last year.
Caterpillar’s revenues drop during first quarter 04-22-2016
PEORIA, ILL — Caterpillar Inc. announced Friday that its first quarter sales and revenues were $9.5 billion, a decline from $12.7 billion during the first quarter of last year.
Snap-on reports small increase in sales 04-21-2016
KENOSHA - Snap-on Incorporated reported Thursday that its sales increase 0.8 percent during the second quarter for a total of $834.2 million when compared the same quarter last year.
Johnson Controls reports increased earnings, merger with Tyco continues 04-21-2016
MILWAUKEE - In its financial report for its second quarter, Johnson Controls said it had $9 billion in revenues and a net loss from continuing operations of $530 million, which includes several non-recurring items.
ManpowerGroup's earnings increase in 1Q
MILWAUKEE - Both revenue and earnings increased moderately for ManpowerGroup during the first quarter, according to an announcement Thursday.
Possibly coming to a lake near you 04-21-2016
OCONOMOWOC — John Suttner thinks he’s figured out what Lac La Belle is missing: rented pontoon boats.
Former Storm’s Driving Range and Mini Golf opens for final season 04-21-2016
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc High School graduates Reece Block and Colton Persha couldn’t believe their luck when they had the chance to own and operate the former Storm’s Driving Range and Mini Golf course last year.
Mequon council rejects zoning change
MEQUON — Residents living in neighborhoods near North Port Washington Road can rest easy.
Unemployment numbers trending in right direction across city, county 04-21-2016
WAUKESHA — One month after unemployment numbers jumped slightly in the city and county of Waukesha, the figures are heading back in the right direction.
Have a Harley your way 04-21-2016
WAUKESHA - Even motorcycle purists find a bike equipped with a Scorpion Trikes kit appealing because of its unusual, well-made design, said company president John Kroening.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to partner with Meijer 04-20-2016
MILWAUKEE —The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network announced this week it plans to work with retailer Meijer to promote health and wellness in Wisconsin.
Rummage-A-Rama! sold, will move to Washington County
MILWAUKEE — Open Productions announced Wednesday it has sold Rummage-A-Rama! to Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center.
Century Springs to acquire Green Bay Glacier 04-20-2016
GENESEE DEPOT —Water bottler Century Springs announced Wednesday it has acquired West Bend-based Green Bay Glacier Company.
Emerging companies to attend Wisconsin Tech Summit in Waukesha 04-20-2016
WAUKESHA — The Wisconsin Tech Summit on Monday will bring together 15 major companies and more than 40 emerging companies and allow them to explore possible business relationships.
Standard Electric to expand along Menomonee River 04-20-2016
MILWAUKEE - Standard Electric Supply Co. will break ground for a $4 million expansion, giving it a modern-looking facade and a main entrance overlooking the Menomonee River, the company announced Wednesday.
Aurora Health Care teams up with Anthem Blue Cross for health insurance company 04-20-2016
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin announced Wednesday they have partnered to create a new joint venture health insurance company called Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company.
There are more places to store 04-20-2016
It’s been in the works awhile, but now Richfield Self Storage, 3765 Fond du Lac Drive in Richfield, is complete.
Teaching teens to be financially responsible 04-20-2016
WAUKESHA - In a few short weeks, area teenagers will be starting summer jobs and bringing home their first paychecks, creating a perfect time for parents to discuss financial values and planning with their teens.
Food trucks meet resistance 04-19-2016
THIENSVILLE — A proposed ordinance to update rules covering street vendors in Thiensville turned into a discussion about whether the village wants to allow food trucks at all.
Companies graduate from ExporTech
WAUKESHA — Seven companies graduated from Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership on April 7, including two from Waukesha County.
New lease on life for Amcast? 04-19-2016
CEDARBURG — A company specializing in environmental and real estate development could soon occupy a blighted spot in Cedarburg that has been known for a range of contamination issues.
Ozaukee County home sales slide 04-19-2016
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Home sales in Ozaukee County tumbled 22.5 percent in March, far outpacing the four-county metro Milwaukee decline of 4 percent.
Committee put on hold 04-19-2016
THIENSVILLE — Nearly four years after it was organized to jump-start business development in Thiensville, the village has decided to put the Thiensville Business Renaissance Commission in mothballs.
Makeover ahead for historic Hartford buildings 04-19-2016
HARTFORD — Two historic downtown buildings have been sold and will be made into luxury apartments and retail/commercial space.
Council split on land sale to MOWA 04-19-2016
The city of West Bend will no longer own property adjacent to the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and will forgo taxes officials could potentially collect in the future.
Sendik’s becomes a nonagenarian 04-19-2016
BROOKFIELD - If Sendik’s was a person, it would be taking life at a slower pace at age 90.
Badger Meter has record results in 1Q 04-18-2016
MILWAUKEE -  Badger Meter, Inc. reported that its sales increased 20.2 percent during the first quarter and earning rose 89 percent when compared to the same period in 2015.
CJ’s Premium Spices named national competition finalist
OCONOMOWOC — CJ’s Premium Spices, LLC is a finalist in the American Small Business Championship and will compete for a $25,000 grand prize.
OwnersEdge acquires 3 Green Bay-based companies
BROOKFIELD — Employee-owned holding company OwnersEdge Inc. announced Monday it has acquired three Green Bay-based businesses: BAYCOM Inc., TourGuide Solutions and BAYCOM Cellular Inc.
Local governments prepare for hotel room tax changes 04-18-2016
Local governments are preparing for Jan. 1 when changes in how they can use money generated from hotel/motel room taxes take effect.
Medical firm proposes dialysis center in Slinger 04-18-2016
Fresenius Medical Care North America hopes to start constructing a dialysis center in Slinger this year.
Living the dream 04-16-2016
OCONOMOWOC — It is always surprising for the new owner of Sweet Mullets Brewing Company to hear people in the community say: “We have a local brewery?”
Think before copying and pasting 04-16-2016
WAUKESHA - We’ve all been there. We find an interesting article posted online and we want to comment on it and share it for the world to see.
Poll: Americans prefer low prices to items ‘Made in the USA’ 04-15-2016
WASHINGTON - The vast majority of Americans say they prefer  lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled ‘‘Made in the USA,’’ even if it means those cheaper items are made abroad, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
Wisconsin Storage Corp. buys West Allis warehouse 04-15-2016
MILWAUKEE — Real estate company The Barry Company announced that Wisconsin Storage Corporation has purchased the 49,330-square-foot warehouse located at 232 S. Curtis Road in West Allis.
Vacant building gets occupant 04-15-2016
SLINGER — The former home of a now-closed, but once successful, longtime village business may become the home for another business.
Hal’s Harley-Davidson bike named ‘Custom Kings’ winner
NEW BERLIN — After six rounds of voting and thousands of votes in a national contest, a motorcycle designed by Hal’s Harley-Davidson has been named the newest “Custom King.”
Meijer begins hiring in Waukesha 04-15-2016
WAUKESHA — A large, red-lettered sign reading “Meijer” hangs on the façade of the big box store and gas pumps stand at attention as construction enters its final stages.
ProHealth Care expands and remodels in Mukwonago 04-15-2016
MUKWONAGO - ProHealth Care has expanded and remodeled its sports medicine, physical therapy and occupational therapy areas in Mukwonago.
Wisconsin adds most jobs in 12-month period since 2004
MADISON - Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday showed that Wisconsin added 47,500 private sector jobs from March 2015 to March 2016, which is the largest private sector job growth for a 12-month period since 2004.
Alto-Shaam selects company for digital asset management 04-15-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS — Commercial food service equipment maker Alto-Shaam has selected the Widen Media Collective for its digital asset management needs.
Baseball stadium, new Sendik’s highlight economic developments across Milwaukee County 04-14-2016
WEST ALLIS — From a new component to Franklin’s The Rock sports complex to the final piece of West Milwaukee’s extensive Miller Parkway revamp, municipal leaders recently highlighted a number of commercial developments and big-picture planning efforts that are underway as the year progresses.
Uptown expansion recommended 04-14-2016
SLINGER — Site and architectural plans for the nearly 8,200-square-foot expansion of Uptown Motorcars were recommended for approval by the village Plan Commission on Wednesday night at its monthly meeting.
Milwaukee Bucks formalize lease with Wisconsin Center District 04-14-2016
MILWAUKEE — A formal lease agreement was signed Wednesday by the Milwaukee Bucks with the Wisconsin Center District that will keep the basketball team here for the next 30 years.
Paving a path into the future 04-14-2016
OCONOMOWOC - Laying asphalt doesn’t sound like work that would have evolved much in 75 years, but the third generation of the Wolf family has implemented several key recycling and technology changes that have increased the efficiency at Wolf Paving, as well as made it more marketable to clients.
Talbots to open in Johnson Creek outlet stores 04-13-2016
JOHNSON CREEK — The women’s clothing retailer Talbots will open later this month in the Johnson Creek Premium Outlets.
The Crest to have grand opening in May 04-13-2016
WAUKESHA — The new Irish bar The Crest will have a grand opening celebration the weekend of May 12 to May 15 in downtown Waukesha.
Downtown BID Board approves improvements 04-13-2016
Downtown West Bend is changing its look with upgraded lights, new plants and shrubs, and additional bike racks for visitors.
Metro home sales down, but not in Washington County
WAUKESHA — Home sales took a downturn in March and declined 4 percent in the four-county metro Milwaukee area. However, sales in Washington County were up.
Metro Milwaukee home sales drop 4 percent in March 04-13-2016
WAUKESHA — Home sales took a downturn in March and declined 4 percent for the four-county metro Milwaukee area, which is the first time sales decreased during the past 14 months in the market.
Detailed plans revealed for Waukesha businessman’s school 04-13-2016
MILWAUKEE - The school founded by HUSCO International Executive Chairman Gus Ramirez has begun to take several key steps toward accomplishing Ramirez’ goals of offering a quality, Christian education to a population that doesn’t normally have access to well-rounded education.
Kohl’s notifies state of pending layoffs 04-13-2016
MENOMONEE FALLS - As previously announced, Kohl’s will close its store in Brown Deer, resulting in about 85 workers  losing their jobs.
Marcus Theatres purchases Illinois cinema 04-12-2016
MILWAUKEE - Marcus Theatres has purchased a 16-screen cinema in Country Club Hills, Ill., which it plans to renovate, resulting in the creation of 150 jobs.
Ellenbecker Investment Group adds insurance division
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Financial planning firm Ellenbecker Investment Group announced has created an insurance division.
Froedtert Hospital launches affiliation with Cleveland Clinic 04-12-2016
MILWAUKEE — Froedtert Hospital has partnered with Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic to leverage the organizations’ academic, clinical and research components.
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