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Ameriprise Financial announces Thursday open house at new Mequon office 11-14-2017
MEQUON, WIS. – Ameriprise Financial will hold an open house 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at its new branch office in Mequon.
Driverless car lanes among options studied for Foxconn plant 11-14-2017
MILWAUKEE — As regional leaders prepare for challenges that will result from the massive Foxconn plant in southeastern Wisconsin, the possibility of driverless vehicles is being studied as one way to deal with traffic issues.
Yoga for life 11-14-2017
MEQUON — As a busy mom with a growing family, Paula Evans found that she didn’t always find time to nurture her yoga practice.
Court rules against abandoned Clark Station 11-14-2017
GRAFTON — If the owners of the abandoned Clark Station on Washington Street don’t close out the underground gasoline tanks they left behind, the state will do it for them.
Council to review August Weber liquor license tonight 11-14-2017
CEDARBURG — A Common Council hearing on the status of the August Weber Haus’ Class B liquor license will be held at 7 p.m. today at Cedarburg City Hall, W63 N645 Washington Ave.
Wheel & Sprocket purchases Bay View industrial building
MILWAUKEE — Wheel & Sprocket will open its first location in Milwaukee after purchasing a building in the Bay View neighborhood.
Proposed federal tax laws cause concern for Realtors
WAUKESHA — Mike Ruzicka, president of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, is happy with how October ended — with a 6.2 increase in home sales — but is concerned about possible future federal tax laws and how they may negatively affect the housing market.
Turning from eyesore to ‘sloppy’ delight
HUBERTUS — The building at 3723 Hubertus Road, which houses Sloppy Joe’s Saloon and Spoon, was meant to be a restaurant.
Developer proposes apartments at former brewery site 11-11-2017
WEST BEND — Developers interested in renovating the former brewery adjacent to Highway 33 presented details of their plans to mixed reviews from West Bend officials.
Tax rates drop in 2018 Mukwonago budget 11-10-2017
MUKWONAGO - The Village Board unanimously approved on Thursday night a 2018 budget that will increase the village’s total tax levy by $101,123 due to an increase of 2.208 percent in net new construction, according to the Mukwonago 2018 Annual Budget Document.
Finance Committee unanimously passes new proposed budget 11-10-2017
WAUKESHA - Months in the making, the 2018 Waukesha County budget, with a total tax levy of $103,422,375 was officially adopted by the Finance Committee Wednesday morning. 
City hopes to give Summit Avenue corridor shot in the arm 11-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council approved Tuesday a resolution authorizing the Community Development Authority to seek interest proposals from groups who would like to spruce up underutilized areas of the Summit Avenue Corridor.
City housing outlook nears planned 60/40 split 11-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The city’s established goal of creating a ratio in which 60 percent of residences will be single-family homes and 40 percent duplex or multifamily abodes is nearing its completion, a briefing said.
West Bend Downtown BID Board to pay for extra holiday decorations 11-09-2017
West Bend officials will invest additional money to maintain the holiday decorations they use to adorn the city.
Rockwell Automation misses 4Q profit forecasts 11-09-2017
MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $204.6 million.
Russ Darrow opens West Bend Nissan dealership 11-09-2017
WEST BEND — Russ Darrow Group opened its Nissan dealership, 2675 W. Washington St., on Wednesday morning.
Former employee to open Brennan’s Cellars in Madison
MADISON — A former Brennan’s Market employee will bring the brand back when he opens Brennan’s Cellars in Madison during December.
BBB Wisconsin says optimistic holiday sales forecasts is good for job seeker 11-08-2017
The Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin said Friday because of predictions of increased holiday sales over last year, retailers are expecting to hire more seasonal workers and potentially turn tens of thousands of seasonal jobs into full-time employment.
Turning up the volume 11-08-2017
SLINGER — It was a momentous occasion for Emily Balistreri when she opened the hair salon, Volumize Studio at 103 Kettle Moraine Drive South, Slinger, about seven months ago.
Entering the business world EARLY 11-08-2017
HARTLAND — Cam Prescott, a 12-year-old “Kidpreneur,” has started her own line of lip balm called Smooch Lip Balm and Slime.
New owner takes over glass pyramid
GRAFTON — What is believed to be one of the tallest buildings in Ozaukee County is now under new ownership.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts offering holiday events 11-07-2017
MILWAUKEE — From dazzling tree lightings and breakfast with Santa to ugly sweater parties and holiday meals, Milwaukee-area residents can find exciting festivities this year at The Pfister Hotel, Hilton Milwaukee and InterContinental Milwaukee hotels, according to a press release.
Ozaukee September home sales dropped 4.2 percent
OZAUKEE COUNTY — According to data provided by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, home sales in the metropolitan Milwaukee Area decreased an average of 1.1 percent in September, marking only the third time in 2017 that sales fell.
‘A super-funky store’ 11-07-2017
MUKWONAGO — The Green Rabbit Clay Studio, a new retail pottery shop and clay studio on 611 Main Street in Mukwonago, will open for business on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. said owner Jessie Schroeder Voss.
Casa del Rio grand reopening a success 11-07-2017
WAUKESHA — After a week full of family-friendly activities, from trick-or-treating to tequila tastings, Casa del Rio has successfully finished its grand reopening.
FirsTime Design limited announces third quarter results
NEW BERLIN — FirsTime Design announced Friday net sales for the nine months ended Sept. 30 of $6,620, an increase of 17.1 percent compared to the same period last year, and consolidated net loss of $146 or ($0.09) per common share for the nine-month period.
Looking fore-ward 11-04-2017
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center opened for the season Friday with two new golf simulators.
The Crepe Cafe brings taste of Europe to Waukesha 11-04-2017
WAUKESHA — About 60 percent of the customers who have walked into The Crepe Café have never had a crepe — and owner Llazar Konda is excited to expose them to the European treat.
Jason Industries reports 3Q loss 11-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Jason Industries Inc. (JASN) on Thursday reported a loss of $1.6 million in its third quarter.
Open a brew pub? ‘Sure. We like beer’
Wayne Kainz and his wife, Dana, wanted to open a restaurant in downtown West Bend in 2004.
Bill’s & Brei’s Taco Station closes 11-03-2017
WAUKESHA — Only open a short time, Bill’s & Brei’s Taco Station in downtown Waukesha has closed.
Marcus Corp. files lawsuit over planned cinema at The Corners 11-03-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The parent company of a local movie theater chain on Thursday made good on a pledge to take legal action against a planned cinema at The Corners mixed-use development.
Hydro-Thermal Corp. hosts nonperishable drive for troops
WAUKESHA — Hydro-Thermal Corporation, a Waukesha developer and manufacturer of Hydroheaters, is hosting a nonperishable donation drive from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17 to collect food and personal care items for U.S. troops, according to a press release.
Bear Arms gets OK for loan from city 11-02-2017
MEQUON — The developer of a planned indoor shooting range on Mequon’s far southwest side has received initial approval for a $50,000 loan from the city’s revolving loan fund.
Mequon office building destroyed by fire 11-02-2017
MEQUON — The former headquarters for Charter Manufacturing was destroyed in a fire Monday night.
Book World to close all locations 11-02-2017
Book World Inc. announced Wednesday that all 45 locations would be closing and a liquidation sale would begin today and continue until all inventory is sold. The company has more than 300 employees.
Rexnord beats Street 2Q forecasts 11-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — Rexnord Corp. (RXN) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $29.8 million.
Rockwell board rejects acquisition proposal 11-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Rockwell Automation, Inc. confirmed Tuesday it has rejected an unsolicited proposal from Emerson to acquire the Milwaukee company.
Badger Meter acquires N.C. company 11-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Badger Meter, Inc. announced Wednesday it acquired the assets of Carolina Meter & Supply, based in Wilmington, North Carolina, and hired its five employees.
Johnson Controls expands battery portfolio to address increased demand 11-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Johnson Controls Power Solutions will add 11 battery group sizes in order to meet a growing need.
A decade of ‘liquid gold’ 11-02-2017
BROOKFIELD — Josh Saiia, owner of Oro di Oliva, is celebrating 10 years of selling premium quality, award-winning extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
Generac’s net sales increase 22.5% in 3Q 11-02-2017
TOWN OF GENESEE — Significant hurricane activity around the country resulted in Generac Holdings, Inc. having a strong third quarter with its net sales increasing 22.5 percent.
US auto sales fall even with strong sales of SUVs and trucks 11-01-2017
DETROIT — Increased demand from rental car companies, strong truck and SUV sales, and recovery from hurricanes in Florida and Texas weren't enough to push U.S. auto sales into positive territory for October.
Artisan Partners beats 3Q profit forecasts 11-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (APAM) on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $30.7 million.
Modine posts 2Q profit 11-01-2017
RACINE — Modine Manufacturing Co. (MOD) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $15.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Oshkosh tops Street 4Q forecasts 11-01-2017
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Corp. (OSK) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $93.5 million.
Fiserv misses Street 3Q forecasts 11-01-2017
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv Inc. (FISV) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $232 million.
Rustic Manor continues growing in Delafield 11-01-2017
DELAFIELD — Because of their entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work with government bureaucracies, Eric and Whitney Shneyder are familiar faces in City Hall.
Harbor Freight to open Waukesha store in mid-December 11-01-2017
WAUKESHA — The first Harbor Freight store in Waukesha County is set to open during mid-December in Waukesha’s Westbrook Shopping Center.
Quad/Graphics reports increased earnings in 3Q 11-01-2017
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. said by executing its company objectives, it has been able to succeed financially in the third quarter.
Workforce Development Board receives grants for youth programs 10-31-2017
A collaboration between the public and private sectors are providing stable employment opportunities for youngsters and adults throughout three of the adjacent counties in the area.
Ameriprise Financial opens Mequon branch 10-31-2017
MEQUON — Ameriprise Financial has opened a new branch office at 11039 Towne Square Road in Mequon.
Not an omnishop 10-31-2017
GRAFTON — National trends are showing the rise of the “omnishopper,” someone who uses technology to shop in a variety of retail channels.
Aurora Health Care and Northwestern Mutual invest $10M in startups 10-31-2017
WAUKESHA — Northwestern Mutual and Aurora Health Care announced Monday that each company will invest $5 million to support Milwaukee startups through a multi-year funding commitment, business resources and mentorship.
Briggs & Stratton to add 50 jobs in Alabama 10-31-2017
WAUKESHA — Briggs & Stratton announced Monday it will invest $12 million in its Auburn, Ala., plant, creating about 50 jobs.
New WEDC initiative to boost exports, foreign investment in state 10-31-2017
WAUKESHA — On Monday, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh announced an initiative with the purpose of increasing exports and foreign investments in Wisconsin.
Two new downtown businesses open in time for fall 10-31-2017
WAUKESHA — More than a dozen new shops and boutiques have opened in downtown Waukesha this year, including two in the same city block — Leather Strop Barbershop and Treasure Trove.
Casa del Rio to host grand reopening 20 years after first launching 10-31-2017
WAUKESHA — Twenty years after Casa del Rio first opened its doors, the family-friendly Mexican eatery will once again welcome Waukesha residents.
Campaign underway at HUHS to attract students to area skilled careers 10-29-2017
HARTFORD — It’s an old tune that many area businesses and industries continue to sing — the economy is expanding, but they don’t have enough skilled workers to meet customer demand.
Common Ground Healthcare expands northward 10-29-2017
BROOKFIELD — Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative announced Friday a partnership with Door County Medical Center starting in 2018 that will serve the health and insurance needs of Door and Kewaunee county residents.
Tasting history 10-28-2017
NEW BERLIN — This is where you can taste history. It can be tart, sweet or somewhere in between. A few have hints of pineapple, vanilla, apricot, strawberry or grapefruit. Most come with red, yellow and green skins.
US economy shows resilience with 2nd straight solid quarter 10-27-2017
WASHINGTON — Powered by businesses and consumers, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3 annual pace last quarter despite two devastating hurricanes — evidence of economic durability and all but assuring that the Federal Reserve will resume raising interest rates late this year.
Bibinger's: An authentic hidden gem
CEDAR CREEK — As a high school student, Kady Gibowski worked at No-No’s Restaurant in Newburg. She did everything — washed dishes, cooked, served and hosted.
FAO Schwarz toy area added to Bon-Ton Stores 10-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — Shopping at The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. just got more playful with the addition of toy brand FAO Schwarz in 186 of the company’s departments stores and on its e-commerce website.
Weak summer film sales result in Marcus Corp’s earnings down 23.6% 10-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — The underperforming summer lineup of movies had negative effects far beyond Hollywood. On Thursday, The Marcus Corporation reported that its net earnings declined 23.6 percent during the third quarter for a total of $10,978,000 when compared to the third quarter of 2016 when net earnings were $14,372,000.
Two TIF districts close with mixed results 10-27-2017
WAUKESHA — Two of Waukesha’s Tax Increment Financing districts — created to incentivize and promote development in those areas — closed this year and will start to have a positive impact on tax bills next year, city finance officials say.
Landowner proposing 69-lot subdivision in town 10-26-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — The Plan Commission is requesting that F& M Snyder Family LLC provide a more detailed plan for a proposed 69-lot subdivision after examining the conceptual land use request for the project during its recent meeting.
OHS introduces personal finance as graduation requirement 10-26-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Classes in personal finance have been available at Oconomowoc High School for many years as elective credits; however, starting with this year’s freshmen class, personal finance will be required for graduation.
Plan commission OKs tattoo parlors for downtown 10-26-2017
GRAFTON — The village Plan Commission Tuesday approved adding tattoo and body piercing parlors to the list of conditional uses allowed in Grafton's downtown district.
141 new residences proposed for Grafton 10-26-2017
GRAFTON — A new development being proposed could add 141 households to the village of Grafton.
Waterstone Financial income declines 3.7% during 3Q
WAUWATOSA — Waterstone Financial Inc.’s net income declined 3.7% during the recent third quarter.
Northwestern Mutual to pay $5.3 billion through dividend payout 10-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual will offer $5.3 billion in a 2018 dividend payout to its policy owners, according to a Wednesday announcement.
A.O. Smith reports record third-quarter earnings of $93.7M
MILWAUKEE — The third quarter was stellar for A. O. Smith Corporation, which reported record net earnings of $93.7 million, or $0.54 per share, and an increase of 10 percent in sales.
WCTC gets Apple-certified 10-26-2017
PEWAUKEE — With a continued focus to lower costs for students, Waukesha County Technical College has opened the TechEx Center to sell Apple and other electronic devices.
Briggs & Stratton has 15% sales increase in first quarter
MILWAUKEE — Citing sales related to recent storms and continued strength in commercial engines and products, Briggs & Stratton on Wednesday reported a 15 percent increase in sales during its first quarter.
Waukesha County unemployment lands at 2.8% 10-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — Unemployment rates continued to decline across the country with Waukesha County’s rate registering at 2.8 percent in September, while the city of Waukesha’s rate was 2.9 percent.
Innovation preserves memories 10-25-2017
New technology now available in Hartford can salvage wet cellphones, tablets, wearables and more.
Lammscapes uses straw to bring dinosaurs to life 10-25-2017
JACKSON — When Laurie Lamm McGraw sees the eyes of the visiting children light up and they scream, “That’s a triceratops,” that means the mission was accomplished.
Sargento Foods expanding in Wisconsin 10-25-2017
HILBERT — Sargento Foods is expanding in eastern Wisconsin for the fourth time in the past decade.
Stories Framed Photography moves to larger studio in Elm Grove 10-25-2017
ELM GROVE — Stories Framed Photography has moved to a larger space in Elm Grove to accommodate its growth.
Construction on Legacy Lofts at the Blommer Ice Cream Factory to start soon 10-25-2017
MILWAUKEE — A ground-breaking ceremony will be held 2 p.m. Nov. 8 for the Legacy Lofts at the Blommer Ice Cream Factory, 1500 W. North Ave., Milwaukee.
Telkonet, Inc. announces share repurchase program 10-25-2017
WAUKESHA — Telkonet, Inc. announced Tuesday a stock repurchase program of up to 10 million shares of the Waukesha company’s common stock.
BLiNK Artisan Boutique to open at Mayfair for holidays 10-25-2017
WAUWATOSA — Handmade goods will get a space next to the giants of retail during the holiday shopping season when BLiNK Artisan Boutique vendors fill a space in Mayfair Mall.
Economic and political panel discussion planned by Ozaukee Realtors on Nov. 2 10-24-2017
GRAFTON — The Ozaukee Realtors Association is conducting an economic and political panel discussion from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2.
A path to wellness 10-24-2017
MEQUON — When life caught up with Carol Nace, owner of Mequon’s Bodhi Ayurveda, she took matters into her own hands. Not only did she ultimately find her way back to wellness, her path also led her to a new venture.
Kettle Moraine Appliance site takes shape 10-24-2017
Work to renovate the former Formart Container building on Cedarburg’s south side is in full swing. The building at N144 W6050 Pioneer is being converted to a showroom and service center for Kettle Moraine Appliance & Sleep Center.
Cedarburg brand initiative moves forward 10-24-2017
CEDARBURG — What is Cedarburg’s brand? Chandlerthinks, a Tennessee-based marketing company specializing in municipal branding, will be able to tell us next year after being selected as the agency for Cedarburg’s Brand Strengthening Initiative.
Area farmers reflect on growing season 10-24-2017
A bounty of everything from apples to watermelon were available Saturday at the West Bend Farmers’ Market and so were growers willing to talk about their season.
Popp to replace retiring Johnson Financial Group CEO 10-24-2017
RACINE — When Johnson Financial Group CEO and President Thomas M. Bolger retires Jan. 1, James R. Popp will take over the role.
Meijer-brand produce recalled for Listeria contamination
WAUKESHA — Meijer grocery stores have announced a recall of some of their brand produce items due to potential risks of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
MSOE to add $34M technologies education facility 10-24-2017
MILWAUKEE — A $34 million donation will allow Milwaukee School of Engineering to construct an academic facility that will be used for artificial intelligence, cyber security, robotics, cloud computing and other next-generation technologies education.
Shopko to offer Cricket Wireless products and services
GREEN BAY — More than 200 Shopko locations will now offer Cricket Wireless products and services.
Sendik’s to close former Grasch Foods location 10-22-2017
BROOKFIELD — About a year-and-a-half since Sendik’s Food Markets bought the former Grasch Foods in Brookfield, the grocery store announced it would close the Lilly Road and North Avenue location because the cost to remodel the 28,000-square-foot store was too great
Salt of the water 10-21-2017
WAUKESHA - Brett Ekebom has fostered a fascination with coral reefs and saltwater tanks since he was 14 years old, cleaning filters and feeding fish at a store in Illinois. 
ManpowerGroup's revenue up 7% in third quarter 10-21-2017
MILWAUKEE - Revenues for Manpower-Group’s third quarter increased by 7 percent for a total of $5.5 billion when compared to the same period in 2016.
The Norbert: Adapt, adopt, improve 10-20-2017
A large sign hangs above the entrance to the kitchen from the house at The Norbert, a restaurant in downtown West Bend.
Walmart joins other retailers in ‘dark store’ argument with city 10-20-2017
WAUKESHA — Walmart has filed a lawsuit against Waukesha for allegedly excessive real estate taxes imposed this year under the “dark store” argument.
Recruitment event reflects need for manufacturing workers 10-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — In recent years, labor-related headlines across the state have frequently placed a spotlight on the abundance of manufacturing jobs and the need for skilled workers to fill empty positions.
Associated Banc-Corp’s sees positive results from more customer deposits 10-20-2017
GREEN BAY — With an increase in deposits from customers, Associated Banc-Corp saw an increase in income during the third quarter.
Sensient Technologies’ earnings decrease during 3Q 10-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — The third quarter ended on a sour note for Sensient Technologies Corporation, which saw a decline in earnings per share from continuing operations.
Bartolotta Restaurants partners with Marquette basketball team 10-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — Fans of Marquette University men’s basketball team will have a chance to pair fine food with their game experience as part of a partnership between the sports team and Bartolotta Restaurants during the 2017-18 season.
Net sales rise 8.4% for Snap-on in 3Q 10-20-2017
KENOSHA — The end of the third quarter saw positive financial news for Snap-on Incorporated, a global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools and systems solutions in Kenosha.
Packers partner with Microsoft to encourage economic growth in Fox River Valley 10-20-2017
GREEN BAY — Microsoft Corp. is working with the Green Bay Packers to increase economic expansion in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley via Titletown-Tech, a development next to Lambeau Field.
State unemployment rate ticks up in September 10-20-2017
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate ticked up in September, increasing from 3.4 percent to 3.5 percent.
Sikich unveils new branding with revamped logo, website 10-20-2017
BROOKFIELD — Sikich LLP is the most recent of several area companies to announce a rebranding effort.
Attracting Amazon HQ2 10-20-2017
WAUKESHA — After hitting the bullseye with the deal for Foxconn’s $10 billion manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin officials are again taking aim — this time at Amazon and its plans to construct a second headquarters.
Council rejects easement agreement involving The Parc on Lac La Belle 10-19-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Tuesday night’s meeting of the Oconomowoc Common Council went by at an unusual pace, with the only slow down occurring out of a matter of principle.
Nold doesn’t think condo development at historic site will work 10-19-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc’s mayor hopes Renner Architects scraps its idea of building a 12-unit condominium building in the 500 block of North Lake Road after the city already turned down two of its plans because they failed to meet restrictions.
Commerce State Bank's Fazio is Banker of the Year 10-19-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg resident Joe Fazio has received some national recognition this month – the chairman and CEO of the West Bend-based Commerce State Bank, which also operates a Cedarburg location, was named by the Independent Community Bankers of America as its 2017 national Community Banker of the Year.
The $3 million question 10-19-2017
CEDARBURG — There was nothing routine about the events of the Cedarburg Community Development Authority meeting Monday night. The task at hand was to move forward on the project plan for TID No. 4, which is the former Meta Mold/Amcast properties located at Hamilton and Johnson roads.
West Bend refunds retailer’s taxes after settlement 10-19-2017
After settling a lawsuit with one of the larger retailers in the area, West Bend representatives officially started the process for returning payments to fulfill their obligation.
Ashley Furniture in Pewaukee opens today 10-19-2017
PEWAUKEE — A soft opening and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held today for Ashley Furniture, which is set to return to its former location at 1256 Capitol Drive in Pewaukee.
Delafield landowner among Forbes' 400 richest 10-19-2017
DELAFIELD - Downtown Delafield's largest property owner is among the 400 richest Americans, according to Forbes Magazine.
The Pfister Hotel’s afternoon tea service to resume 10-19-2017
MILWAUKEE —The elegant afternoon tea service at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee will return Friday and be offered until April 1.
James Imaging Systems acquires Illinois company 10-19-2017
BROOKFIELD — James Imaging Systems has acquired the Wisconsin-based operations of Ross Imaging LLC of Illinois, which will allow it to expand operations in the Sheboygan and Appleton areas.
Woodman’s files suit for tax refund under ‘dark store’ argument 10-18-2017
WAUKESHA — Woodman’s Food Market filed a lawsuit against the city of Waukesha Monday for a refund of “excessive real estate taxes” imposed on the store in 2017.
Proposed Slinger car-rental business granted conditional use 10-18-2017
SLINGER — A proposed new car rental business in the village is moving closer to an opening day after recent action by the village’s Planning Commission.
Kwik Trip clears hurdle for 2nd West Bend location 10-18-2017
Developers proposing to construct a second Kwik Trip location in West Bend have been awarded exceptions that will allow them to construct a second retail and fuel location within the city, fulling a requirement that will allow them to move forward with the project.
Molina Healthcare to lay off 53 in Milwaukee 10-18-2017
MILWAUKEE —In December, 53 Molina Healthcare, Inc. employees in Milwaukee will lose their jobs, according to a notice received Tuesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative to partner with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin 10-18-2017
BROOKFIELD — Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative will add one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals to its individual and group networks in 2018 through an agreement with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, according to a news release Tuesday.
Operator for new Brookfield Square hotel, conference center named 10-18-2017
BROOKFIELD — Details surrounding the future of the former Sears Auto Center space on the southeast side of Brookfield Square mall have begun surfacing.
Harley-Davidson profit slides on weak US market 10-17-2017
NEW YORK — Profit continued to slide at Harley-Davidson during the third quarter as sales slowed faster in the U.S., its biggest market, than anywhere else other than Latin America.
Clark gas station in Mequon gets green light for plans to add to Port Washington Road site 10-17-2017
MEQUON — Mequon’s Planning Commission gave an informal nod Oct. 10 to plans to improve the Clark gas station at 10335 N. Port Washington Road.
Foxtown plans OK’d 10-17-2017
MEQUON — A year from now, you should be able to tip a glass and celebrate Oktoberfest at the renovated 1857-era brewery along Mequon Road.
Mueller Funeral Home celebrates 90 years in business 10-17-2017
CEDARBURG — Sometimes the sustainability of a family business really comes down to whether or not it was simply meant to be. Such is the case with Mueller Funeral Home, which is celebrating 90 years in business this year.
Logemann’s future gets even murkier 10-17-2017
MEQUON — Last Tuesday’s Mequon Common Council meeting was supposed to be the line in the sand when the fate of the Logemann Center would be decided.
West Bend officials OK mixed-use development 10-17-2017
A new development project is planned near the downtown West Bend area that will hopefully create additional residential and commercial activity for the city.
Innovation takes center stage at World Dairy Expo in Madison 10-17-2017
Dairy industry innovation that may soon be coming to a barn near you was on display at the 2017 World Dairy Expo Oct. 3-7 in Madison.
Heritage Muskego hosting informational lunch prior to opening 10-17-2017
MUSKEGO — Heritage Senior Living will provide an informational presentation and luncheon on Oct. 25 for those who would like more information about their new 108-unit care facility opening in Muskego next summer.
Local contractors selected for builds in Oak Creek, Germantown 10-17-2017
WAUKESHA — McGuire Contractors, Inc. based in Sussex was awarded two building projects that will be completed by December 2017.
City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce names Good Harvest Market Business of the Year 10-17-2017
WAUKESHA — Through tons of community events and wholesome, healthy foods, Good Harvest Market in Waukesha was recognized as Business of the Year by the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce last week.
Golden Pearl to open new Richfield facility by April 1 10-15-2017
The owner of a Saukville adult care business hopes to move into a new location in Richfield by April 1 at the latest.
Stories Framed Photography transitions to larger studio
ELM GROVE — Stories Framed Photography has moved to a larger office space in Elm Grove due to the company’s growth and client needs.
General Mitchell International Airport welcomes new director 10-14-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Friday that transportation industry veteran Brian Dranzik will become director of General Mitchell International Airport beginning Monday.
Jury finds for City of Pewaukee builder in civil suit 10-14-2017
WAUKESHA — A City of Pewaukee builder has been awarded a $1.23 million verdict against a bank after it sold the loan the builder needed to complete a New Berlin condo project, causing the builder to spend his own funds to finish the job.
Waukesha County names R&R Insurance Business of the Year 10-14-2017
WAUKESHA — R& R Insurance, owned by the Riesch family, was named Waukesha County’s Business of the Year this week.
Loss of subsidies fuels Wisconsin health insurance hike
MADISON, Wis. — More than 90 percent of people who buy health insurance through the federally run exchange in Wisconsin receive subsidies that President Donald Trump is taking away, fueling calls from Democrats and other advocates to take action to soften a spike in costs.
225 So. building sold to Chef Jack for caterer’s expansion 10-13-2017
WAUKESHA — Waukesha's well-known caterer Chef Jack Fisher has plans to purchase the 225 South building in an effort to expand his operations and offer customers a showroom for linens, taste testing and table settings, but it will abruptly end the family-owned Italian restaurant that has leased the address since 2015.
36 percent average jump for Wisconsin insurance buyers
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin insurance officials say average premiums will jump 36 percent for people buying health coverage through the federally run exchange.
Waukesha Pick ’n Save stores remodeled, more shopper options 10-13-2017
WAUKESHA — Two Pick ’n Save stores on Sunset Drive in Waukesha reopened on Wednesday with complete remodels, hot pizza by the slice and build your-own trail mix bars.
Metro area home sales down 1.1% in September, up slightly for quarter 10-13-2017
WAUKESHA — September home sales in the four-county area surrounding Milwaukee dropped 1.1 percent from last year — the third time in 2017 that sales fell.
Public hearing on Amcast property to be held Monday
CEDARBURG — The first step toward redevelopment of the 8.42-acre former Meta Mold Aluminum plant property starts this month with two meetings next week that are likely to lead to the development of a new tax incremental district.
High court rejects Richfield’s appeal in landfill case 10-12-2017
Richfield property owner Danah Zoulek has won another round in the village’s legal fight to prevent her from opening a clean-fill landfill in an abandoned gravel pit along Scenic Road.
Roadrunner Transportation announces new stock exchange listing 10-12-2017
WAUKESHA — Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. has announced it received an extension for continued listing and trading of Roadrunner’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
Brookfield Square to be closed on Thanksgiving 10-12-2017
BROOKFIELD — For the second year in a row, Brookfield Square will be closed on Thanksgiving.
Montage in Delafield partners with Randstad Group 10-12-2017
DELAFIELD — Montage, a provider of purpose-built video and voice interviewing solutions, has announced a partnership with Netherlands-based Randstad Holding NV.
First Federal Bank of Wisconsin completes reorganization
WAUKESHA — First Federal Bank of Wisconsin completed its reorganization into a mutual holding company structure and its stocks began to be traded Wednesday under “FFBW.”
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria to open in The Corners on Nov. 10 10-12-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Brick oven pizza maker Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will open its doors at The Corners of Brookfield on Nov. 10.
Cook County Board repeals controversial soda tax 10-11-2017
CHICAGO — The Cook County Board finished the job on Wednesday and repealed the controversial pop tax, which means soda drinkers won’t have to pay it come Dec. 1.
Schimel obtains injunction against property management company 10-11-2017
MADISON — On Tuesday, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, on behalf of the Department of Financial Institutions and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, obtained a temporary injunction against Vision Property Management, a South Carolina-based property management company and its many affiliates.
Foxconn official: No word on second site until 2018 10-11-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A Foxconn Medical Group official says no decision will be made on whether the electronics giant will open a secondary facility in Wisconsin until next year.
Sharing a love of flowers 10-11-2017
Amanda Strassburg, owner of Consider the Lilies, is bringing something fresh to downtown West Bend today with her participation in Petal it Forward. It’s the first year any shop in West Bend has participated.
Wisconsin sees slight increase of women on corporate boards 10-11-2017
MILWAUKEE — A nonprofit organization’s report shows the number of women on the corporate boards of publicly traded companies in Wisconsin is slowly growing.
West Bend BID members seek ideas for marketing the downtown 10-11-2017
With the end of the year getting closer, representatives from the Business Improvement District are formulating ideas for how they want to allocate money to promote downtown West Bend.
REV Group anticipates growth in three segments next year 10-11-2017
MILWAUKEE —In fiscal year 2018, REV Group, Inc. is anticipating growth in all three of its reportable segments and for its revenue to be in the range of $2.4 billion to $2.7 billion.
Club 400 bought by bartender 10-11-2017
WAUKESHA — Jimmy Lindenberg is only one step removed from Les Paul and his family since he bought legendary Club 400 on Friday.
Johnson Creek Enterprises suddenly closes 10-11-2017
HARTLAND — E-cigarette smoke juice manufacturer Johnson Creek Enterprises has suddenly closed after going into bankruptcy.
Survey: 76% of county businesses plan to expand 10-11-2017
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County businesses intend to grow during the next three years through increasing their staff, moving to a larger facility, via acquisitions or by growing their revenue, among other reasons, according to a survey.
Fitness studio ‘welcoming’ 10-10-2017
MEQUON — Midway through this year’s rather cool summer, April Hermann, a mother of three, walked through the doors of Burn Boot Camp’s new Mequon location.
Gov. Walker tours Spiros plant 10-10-2017
KOHLSVILLE — State officials descend upon a local manufacturing facility to commemorate one of the most significant economic drivers for the region and highlight the opportunities it provides.
Rexnord Corporation acquires World Dryer Corporation
MILWAUKEE — Rexnord Corporation has acquired World Dryer Corporation, according to a Monday announcement.
Area PDQs to become Kwik Trips 10-10-2017
TOWN OF LISBON — PDQ convenience stores in the Town of Lisbon and Delafield are among the 34 “Pretty Darn Quick” stores that will become Kwik Trips this week.
Marinette Marine will build 14th littoral combat ship 10-09-2017
MARINETTE, Wis. — Lockheed Martin says Fincantieri Marinette Marine will build another littoral combat ship for the Navy.
Hartford BID hopes to restore roof-line lights in downtown 10-08-2017
HARTFORD — When you see a community lit up at night it evokes warmth, vibrancy and a touch of magic. Many long-time Hartford residents remember fondly when the downtown was lit up at night while they were shopping or dining.
Nothing bundt Cakes set to open in Brookfield 10-07-2017
BROOKFIELD - When a Nothing bundt Cakes box is opened, the patron is greeted with the phrase “Be Sweet to Each Other.” A sentiment that Brookfield franchisee owner Mike DeJong said illustrates how the business values that personal touch.
Hilton to open 'midscale' hotel near The Corners 10-07-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - A global hotel chain known for offering higher end amenities is bringing a new, scaled-down concept within its brand portfolio to redeveloped space near The Corners.
Hurricanes cause rare monthly US job loss but rebound likely 10-06-2017
WASHINGTON — The U.S. shed 33,000 jobs in September because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which closed thousands of businesses in Texas and Florida and forced widespread evacuations.
Richfield Plan Commission OKs CUPs for 2 village businesses 10-06-2017
RICHFIELD — Conditional use permits were granted Thursday night by the village’s Plan Commission that will allow the start-up of two new businesses in the village soon.
Kwik Trip takes a step forward on 2nd West Bend location 10-06-2017
The second time is the charm for Kwik Trip representatives’ attempt to place another establishment in West Bend.
New hearings for development in Town of Lisbon 10-06-2017
TOWN OF LISBON — Town officials have decided to begin a new review of the Barnwood Conservancy, the 52-home residential development proposed on 75 acres of farm land near the corner of Lake Five and Silver Spring Roads.
Proceeding according to plan 10-06-2017
MILWAUKEE - The $524 million dollar Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center is on schedule and budget as the crew dissembled the final large crane located at the center of the would-be court, according to Mortenson Construction Superintendent and Construction Executive Mike Sorge.
A career on the open road 10-06-2017
PEWAUKEE - When a majority of students consider studying for a technical career after college, it can often be in a well-known area like automotive technology or welding.
City has plan to revitalize Bishops Woods 10-06-2017
BROOKFIELD - The city's Department of Economic Development and Community Development department have proposed the Bishops Woods Neighborhood Plan to revitalize the office park following decreased occupancy.
Cleary Gull Advisors acquires Milwaukee  advisory firm
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, Cleary Gull Advisors announced the acquisition of Alberts Investment Management, a Milwaukee-based, independent, fee-only SEC-registered investment advisory firm owned by Ronald C. Alberts.
Kalahari Resorts starts expansion work 10-05-2017
WISCONSIN DELLS — Expansion work on the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells has begun.
Investing in the youth of the community
Earlier in the year, Metalcraft of Mayville donated about $250,000 of equipment to the West Bend high schools to be used in technical education courses.
Johnson Controls completes sale of Scott Safety business to 3M for $2 billion 10-05-2017
MILWAUKEE — The sale of Scott Safety by Johnson Controls has been completed.
Board & Brush reopens as Thirsty Hammer 10-05-2017
CEDARBURG — Though it has a new name and a slightly different feel, The Thirsty Hammer Workshop is still the Cedarburg do-it-yourself art studio owned by business partners Katie Hartzheim and Jackie Ertl.
Aldermen pass redevelopment agreement for Fowler Lake Village 10-05-2017
OCONOMOWOC — One of the city’s more interesting ongoing stories reached its climax Tuesday when the Common Council approved the redevelopment agreement for Fowler Lake Village.
Tecumseh building gets a new tenant 10-05-2017
GRAFTON — The former Tecumseh plant is getting a new tenant again.
raSmith announces rebranding, new website 10-05-2017
BROOKFIELD -In an effort to better reflect what makes R.A. Smith National special, the company’s leadership decided to launch a rebranding campaign, as well as the creation of a new website.
Raised Grain Brewing tapping New Berlin manufacturer for equipment 10-05-2017
WAUKESHA - For its new, larger brewing facility in Waukesha, Raised Grain Brewing Co. has selected equipment made by ProBrew in New Berlin.
Quad/Graphics to print all of Condé Nast magazines 10-04-2017
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. has been awarded an extended, multi-year contract by Condé Nast to publish all of its magazine titles.
Mixed emotions in Wisconsin town Foxconn picked for plant 10-04-2017
RACINE, Wis. — Residents of the southeastern Wisconsin town where Foxconn Technology Group plans a massive display screen plant greeted the announcement Wednesday with excitement about the possible economic boost and wistfulness about the community's changing landscape.
End to Wisconsin sulfide mining moratorium moves step closer 10-04-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republicans took their first votes Wednesday on a bill that would lift the state's nearly 20-year moratorium on sulfide mining, pushing the measure through committee and clearing the way for a full Senate vote.
Foxconn will locate plant in southeastern Wisconsin complex 10-04-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Local political leaders say Taiwanese technology manufacturer Foxconn will locate its new sprawling manufacturing complex in southeastern Wisconsin.
Oconomowoc council votes to allow drug and rehab center in city 10-04-2017
The majority of the gallery within the Oconomowoc Common Council Chambers was mostly smiling Tuesday night after two very different, well buzzed-about endeavors were approved following limited discussion.
NRF forecasts holiday sales to increase 3.6 and 4 percent
The National Retail Federation said Tuesday it expects holiday retails sales in November and December — excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants — to increase 3.6 and 4 percent or between $678 billion to $682 billion.
A special anniversary 10-04-2017
RICHFIELD — It was a little more than 10 years ago when Vicky and Bob Bilda opened the doors to customers at their new business – Bilda’s Friess Lake Pub. There were some tough early years and a lot of hard work, but Vicky said she and her husband are “don’t give up people” and today they have a thriving business, going strong 10 years later.
NRF reveals quarterly report on consumer behavior 10-04-2017
On Sept. 27, the National Retail Federation launched Consumer View, a quarterly report designed to gauge areas including consumer behavior and shopping trends related to stores, online channels, customer loyalty and technology.
App designed in Milwaukee to help with brain surgery
MILWAUKEE — An app developed by a Medical College of Wisconsin neuropsychologist and university student programmers will map how the human brain functions during “awake” brain surgery.
Network Health partners with Packers Hall-of-Famer Driver 10-04-2017
RACINE — Network Health on Tuesday announced a four-year partnership with legendary former Green Bay Packer Donald Driver.
Silverspot Cinemas gets green light at The Corners 10-04-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Plans for a 9-screen movie theater within The Corners development are moving forward amid strong opposition and a potential lawsuit from the state’s largest cinema operator.
Associated Bank parent company completes purchase of wealth management firm 10-03-2017
GREEN BAY — Associated Banc-Corp, the parent company of Associated Bank, announced it completed the previously announced acquisition of Whitnell & Co., a wealth management and multi-family office services firm based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
US automakers post first monthly sales gain of year in Sept. 10-03-2017
DETROIT — The auto industry posted its first monthly sales gain of the year in September, led by strong truck and SUV sales and the replacement of cars destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Exploring the world with a purpose 10-03-2017
WAUKESHA — In 2013, Delafield native and Kettle Moraine High School graduate Ann Davis was diagnosed with brain cancer. A teacher by trade, Davis described the news as a “soul-shaking” experience that led her to question her goals and her future.
Santa Fe Shop returns to Cedarburg 10-03-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg’s main street will welcome a bit of Santa Fe, again. The Santa Fe Shop that first opened on the third floor of the Cedar Creek Settlement has returned, this time to the renovated Texaco gas station formerly occupied by Frill gift shop.
Froedtert’s Mequon Health Center set to open 10-03-2017
MEQUON — The new Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Mequon Health Center, 11430 N. Port Washington Road, will open Oct. 19. A news release said it will bring convenient access to a wide array of health care services to the area.
Groundbreaking for ProHealth Care heart and vascular center 10-03-2017
WAUKESHA — Construction will begin soon for ProHealth Care’s new heart and vascular center on the Waukesha Memorial Hospital campus.
Group opposes potential condo development atop historic site 10-03-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc citizens have formed a grass roots campaign that opposes a Milwaukee- area developer’s plans to tear down a well-known home on a historic property in favor of a 12-unit condominium.
Corn of plenty 10-03-2017
WAUKESHA — Pop’s Kettle Corn, a family-run kettle corn business out of Muskego, is opening a second location Thursday in downtown Waukesha at 260 W. Broadway.
Pick ‘n Save may get a gas station in the Falls; more stations likely 10-03-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — The Pick ‘n Save in Menomonee Falls may soon get a gas station if a zoning change request is approved by the village.
Klavsons named CEO of King Juice Company 10-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — King Juice Company, Inc., known for its Calypso brand of beverages, announced Monday it has named David Klavsons chief executive officer.
Froedtert Health and United Hospital System announces expanded partnership 10-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Froedtert Health has completed a previously announced agreement to expand its relationship with United Hospital System, which operates hospital campuses in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie.
Delafield gun club appealing court's decision 10-01-2017
DELAFIELD - The Hartland Sportsmens Club apparently is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn a decision by the Second District Court of Appeals that the city had the authority to revoke the gun club's conditional use permit in 2010.
Finding downtown Mukwonago's feel
MUKWONAGO — The Colonial Revival house at 200 Grand Ave. has become a hot button issue in Mukwonago as residents contemplate the future of the more than 100-year-old home that may be torn down or redeveloped.
The Crepe Café opens again 10-01-2017
WAUKESHA — Downtown’s newest addition, the Crepe Café, had its second soft opening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Offering affordable luxury in Waukesha
WAUKESHA - Everyone loves to be pampered and the goal at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Waukesha is to make special treatment accessible for area residents.
Banking trends lead Citizens Bank to redesign branches 09-30-2017
MUKWONAGO - It’s no secret that people are increasingly using their cellphones to complete banking transactions and credit or debit cards to pay for purchases, so in response, Citizens Bank decided to construct smaller branch locations and continue improving their banking technology.
REV Group launches mobility brand Revability 09-29-2017
MILWAUKEE — Speciality vehicle brand manufacturer REV Group announced Friday its combining two wheelchair-accesible van brands — ElDorado Mobility and recently acquired AutoAbility — into a new Mobility brand, Revability.
New international concourse proposed at Mitchell Airport
MILWAUKEE - Noting Foxconn's announced expansion into the region, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele proposed a new terminal for foreign flights at General Mitchell International Airport as part of his 2018 budget plan presented Thursday at the airport.
Belfry Kitchen withdraws food truck permit request 09-29-2017
DELAFIELD — The owner of the Belfry Kitchen at 606 Genesee Street has withdrawn a request to the Plan Commission for a permit to operate a food truck in the parking lot of the restaurant located at the corner of Genesee and Wells Street.
Delafield dispute with hospital resolved 09-29-2017
DELAFIELD — A nearly 15-months long dispute between Rogers Memorial Hospital of Summit and city officials over permits for a residential treatment facility on Oakwood Drive has been quietly resolved.
Ordinance for rezoning Pabst Farms to get second reading 09-28-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The preliminary agenda for the Tuesday meeting of the Oconomowoc Common Council shows the council will vote on the second reading of proposed ordinances that would shake things up at Pabst Farms.
Common Council OKs Stroebel project rezoning 09-28-2017
CEDARBURG — The proposed $22-million project for the corner of Sheboygan Road and Highway 60 received unanimous rezoning approval from the Cedarburg Common Council Monday night, though council members noted it was just one step in a long process.
First tenant announced for Grafton development 09-28-2017
GRAFTON — This holiday season, the village of Grafton will get a Fiddleheads.
Billy D’s wants to revamp interior and exterior of bar 09-28-2017
WAUKESHA — Longtime bar Billy D’s may soon undergo a facelift.
H5G introduces new bowling pants for men and women 09-28-2017
NEW BERLIN — As part of its plan to change the way people view bowling, H5G has created new bowling pants for men and women.
Handmade, customizable furniture store to open downtown 09-28-2017
WAUKESHA — It all started with a handmade farmhouse-style table for Christmas.
Actuant sales remained flat in 4Q 09-28-2017
MILWAUKEE — Consolidated sales and core sales were flat for Actuant Corporation’s fourth quarter, according to a financial report released Wednesday.
Bucky’s Lakeside plans to reopen soon 09-28-2017
OCONOMOWOC — An owner of Bucky’s Lakeside Pub & Grill said the Okauchee Lake establishment should soon reopen once the kitchen staffing issues that caused it to close earlier this month are rectified.
Anthem to leave health insurance market over market concerns 09-27-2017
Health insurer Anthem said Wednesday that it is leaving Maine's health insurance exchange next year because of market volatility and uncertainty.
Food prices go up slightly in Wisconsin, according to survey
Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Marketbasket survey that tracks the average price of 16 food items used to prepare one or meals reported an average cost of $49.66, according to a news release Monday.
QPS Employment Group to host open interview day Oct. 6
QPS Employment Group will host an open interview day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6 at each of its 50 Midwest branch offices throughout the U.S. The Washington County location is 1017B Main St., West Bend.
Making the most of her resources 09-27-2017
There are those who work and then indulge their passions outside their careers. There are also people who somehow manage to find a way to monetize their interests.
Carroll president to speak at chamber annual meeting
WAUKESHA — Carroll University’s new president will be the featured speaker at the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce annual meeting.
Nominations sought for Waukesha Business of the Year
WAUKESHA — The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Business of the Year awards.
Town of Lisbon approves zoning for controversial development 09-27-2017
TOWN OF LISBON - The Town Board has unanimously approved rezoning about 75 acres of farm land located at the intersection of Lake Five and Silver Spring roads from agricultural to residential use.
Milwaukee council OKs Goll Mansion high-rise development 09-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — A move to rezone the historic Goll Mansion property on North Prospect Avenue to make way for a new high-rise apartment was approved by the Milwaukee Common Council Tuesday morning.
Remodeled Pewaukee Pick ’n Save reopens 09-27-2017
PEWAUKEE — The recently remodeled Pick ’n Save with new features will hold a grand reopening today.
Hearing scheduled on Delafield development 09-27-2017
DELAFIELD — A public hearing on a 28-acre proposed commercial development near the interchange of Interstate 94 and Highway C has been scheduled by the Delafield Plan Commission during its Oct. 25 meeting.
Storage Systems Midwest changes name to Axiom, Inc. 09-26-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — After 30 years of operating as Storage Systems Midwest, the City of Pewaukee company has undergone a rebranding campaign and changed its name to Axiom, Inc.
Area chambers of commerce reflect their communities 09-26-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The engine that keeps any community’s business efforts humming is its local chamber of commerce.
The adventurous side of pizza 09-26-2017
GRAFTON — A new pizza place in Grafton has some things on the menu most people probably haven’t seen on a pizza before – you might even call it odd.
UW-Waukesha to host job and internship fair 09-26-2017
WAUKESHA — The University of Wisconsin- Waukesha is planning its Fall Job and Internship Fair on Oct. 11 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Grab a cup of Jo-2-Go 09-26-2017
MUKWONAGO - Americans love their daily coffee. That's the motivation behind Mukwonago High School's student-run cafe, Jo-2-Go.
One big burger 09-26-2017
RICHFIELD - Ken Jelacic of West Allis took the Lambeau Leap at Sobelman's Pub and Grill and he couldn't believe there was a side of french fries, too.
Hartland board grants conditional use permit to bed-and-breakfast 09-26-2017
HARTLAND - The Hartland Village Board members voted unanimously Monday night to issue a conditional use permit for the Filipp B&B, an Airbnb ran by Steven and Elisa Filipp at 450 Park Court in a subdivision of Hartland called The Sanctuary.
Waukesha Tattoo Company now provides tattoo removal 09-26-2017
WAUKESHA - It's only human nature to do something that we eventually regret, but when it comes to a tattoo it's a permanent reminder of a careless decision or a life change.
Walmart among stores suing West Bend over assessments 09-24-2017
The dark store tax theory is starting to become a real concern for West Bend leaders as they address several corporate retailers who are using the courts to reduce tax assessments.
Walmart challenging assessments in Mukwonago, Muskego 09-23-2017
WAUKESHA — Walmart has filed a pair of civil lawsuits in Waukesha County Circuit Court this week challenging the 2017 tax assessments levied by Muskego and Mukwonago for its stores in those municipalities.
HUSCO International announces $85 million expansion 09-23-2017
WAUKESHA — On Friday, HUSCO International announced a major three-year capital investment plan of $85 million, with the most significant investments going toward the company’s headquarters in Waukesha.
Concerns raised about bed-and-breakfast in Hartland subdivision 09-23-2017
HARTLAND — Neighbors have raised concern after Steven and Elisa Filipp of Hartland have been renting their home as an “Airbnb” at 450 Park Court in a new subdivision called The Sanctuary.
Bonness skincare location to open in The Corners 09-22-2017
BROOKFIELD — Skincare product provider Bonness will open in The Corners of Brookfield.
Bucks names BMO Harris a founding partner of new arena 09-22-2017
MILWAUKEE —BMO Harris Bank is continuing its commitment to the Milwaukee Bucks and has been named a founding partner of the new arena that is under construction.
Wisconsin credit union launches class action against Equifax 09-22-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin credit union is suing the credit reporting agency Equifax over a data breach that allowed hackers to access the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
Switching horses in midstream 09-22-2017
Ian Prust took a big turn in life from originally wanting to be a plant breeder to now being a practicing attorney with the O’Meara Law Firm.
Consumers to spend record amount for Halloween 09-22-2017
WAUKESHA — A survey released Thursday by the National Retail Federation said consumers are expected to spend a record $9.1 billion in Halloween spending this season.
Bucky’s Lakeside closes its doors in Okauchee 09-22-2017
OKAUCHEE — The lights are off, the barstools are empty and the only official explanation for the closure of Bucky’s Lakeside Pub & Grill is a simple paper sign.
Former Brennan’s Market to become MLG Capital headquarters 09-22-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The former Brennan’s Market store on Bluemound Road will be the home of MLG Capital’s corporate headquarters.
Floor & Décor to open in Brookfield 09-21-2017
BROOKFIELD — A new Floor & Décor is set to open Thursday off of Bluemound Road in Brookfield.
Jordy Nelson to promote Weather-Tek Windows & Doors
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Weather-Tek Windows & Doors announced an endorsement deal with Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson.
Aurora added to Trilogy’s Medicaid network 09-21-2017
BROOKFIELD — Trilogy Health Insurance, Inc. announced that it entered into a long-term provider agreement with Aurora Health Care for its Medicaid network.
Army extends Oshkosh contract, adds $260 million order
OSHKOSH — On Thursday, Oshkosh Defense, LLC announced the U.S. Army extended its contract with the Oshkosh Corporation for a total cost of $466 million.
Pabst Farms area continues metamorphosis 09-21-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A venerable specialty grocer with roots stretching back 75 years is about to leave a bustling retail area near Pabst Farms. But several other retailers are slated to take up residence nearby in the fourth quarter of this year.
Council takes issue with rezoning in Pabst Farms 09-21-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Though it was just the first reading, the way the Oconomowoc Common Council addressed a proposed rezoning for Pabst Farms Development, the stakes seemed like they couldn’t have been higher.
Quad/Graphics lands printing contract worth $450 million 09-20-2017
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced Wednesday it renewed an expanded contract with Bluestem Brands online retail brands valued at $450 million for the term of the contract.
Survey: Wisconsinites struggle to save 09-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — A survey shows that 42 percent of Wisconsin residents have only $1,000 or less in savings.
Urban Lytes shines in new spot 09-20-2017
Urban Lytes apparel store opened its doors at a new location Thursday in an effort to find a place better suited for a retail store.
Oconomowoc mayor says trip to Germany was strictly business 09-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The purpose of a taxpayer-funded trip two Oconomowoc representatives took to the city’s sister city in Germany earlier this summer was strictly business, said Mayor David Nold.
Allo! Chocolat sold to new local owners
WAUKESHA — About 16 months after it was listed for sale, Allo! Chocolat in downtown Waukesha has found new owners.
New stores to open in Delafield 09-20-2017
DELAFIELD — Two new stores — Home Goods and Sierra Trading Post — will open Sunday in Delafield.
Rexnord Corporation building new aerospace facility in Illinois 09-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — A 248,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and Aerospace Headquarters will be built by Milwaukee-based Rexnord Corporation in Downers Grove, Illinois, according to an announcement Tuesday.
Kohler launches Revolution 360 toilet flushing technology 09-19-2017
KOHLER —Kohler’s new Revolution 360 toilet flush was designed to satisfy consumers’ wants for toilet cleanliness and flush performance.
Kohl’s stores to offer free Amazon returns 09-19-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — Starting in October, 82 Kohl’s stores in Los Angeles and Chicago will offer free returns for Amazon customers with eligible items.
Master Lock launches ‘Magnification Combination Padlock’ 09-19-2017
MILWAUKEE — Responding to user comments, Master Lock has created the Magnification Combination Padlock that includes larger font size and an all-new optical grade 360-degree magnification lens.
Ferguson named Potawatomi Hotel & Casino CEO 09-19-2017
MILWAUKEE — Rodney Ferguson was named the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino chief executive officer and general manager, according to a Tuesday announcement.
Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing 09-19-2017
Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide.
Tours offered on Manufacturing Day 09-19-2017
GRAFTON — Waukesha Metal Products will open its doors to students, educators, elected officials and members of the public Oct. 6 as it celebrates Manufacturing Day.
A life-long love for the sport 09-19-2017
CEDARBURG — While the Northshore Academy of Gymnastics changed hands in late June, there was no need to introduce new owners James and Katie Vollrath to the kids in the gym.
Storage Werks first component of new town center development 09-19-2017
CEDARBURG — A groundbreaking was held Sept. 6 to mark the beginning of construction on a four-lot development in the 5 Corners Business District.
‘Storage war’ ends without change 09-19-2017
GRAFTON — A business’ attempt to have its competition’s permit revoked fell flat last week as an appeal hearing came down decisively against action.
Backwoods restaurant decision likely 09-19-2017
MEQUON — After waiting for a study – and, some say, kicking the can down the road numerous times – the Mequon Common Council may finally decide if it will permit a restaurant to be built at the old Logemann Center.
The sun always shines for local insurance agency 09-19-2017
WALES - Eco-friendly technology and renewable energy in business has become more than just a trend as words like "sustainability" and "green" have entered the daily lexicon of even the smallest companies.
Ryan at New Berlin Eisenhower 09-19-2017
NEW BERLIN - The New Berlin School District has a very specific vision in mind when it comes to arming their pupils with the skills and knowledge they'll need to be successful in the ever-changing field of technical careers.
Sunset Bowl owner buys Fox Run Lanes 09-19-2017
WAUKESHA - The thought of losing another bowling alley in Waukesha was so upsetting to Sunset Bowl owner Mike Hoehnen that he decided to purchase Fox Run Lanes when he saw the building listed for sale.
West Bend BID turns down city’s offer 09-17-2017
West Bend officials made an offer to create a more enhanced look in the downtown area, but members of the Business Improvement District declined.
Residents upset by proposed condo project in historic district 09-17-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A Milwaukee-area developer believes Oconomowoc’s Isthmus District deserves a condominium, but residents living in that area fear the proposed project clashes with the historic stretch of North Lake Street.
Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary add onto building 09-16-2017
TOWN OF DELAFIELD - The Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary has selected MSI General Corporation to design and construct a three-story building addition to their existing facility on Cherry Lane in the Town of Delafield. 
Frank's Sewing Center renamed Sew Much More 09-16-2017
WAUKESHA - As owner Brad Kleman walked around Frank’s Sewing Center while it was renovated, he kept thinking there was so much more available in the store than it previously carried. 
Bon-Ton Stores to hire 10,000 employees for the holidays
MILWAUKEE —Only a few months until the holiday season is in full swing and The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced Friday its plans to hire 10,000 associates to handle the increase in sales.
Waterford’s Edstrom Industries acquires Triple Red 09-15-2017
WATERFORD — On Friday, Edstrom Industries LLC announced it completed the acquisition of Triple Red Ltd., which furthers Edstrom Industries’ efforts to offer a broader range of products and solutions to the research community.
Children’s Hospital opens new Jackson clinic 09-15-2017
Children have a new location for medical treatment in Washington County. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is expanding with the opening of a new primary care pediatrics clinic in Jackson.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt to close its doors Sunday 09-15-2017
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 1733 S. Main St., West Bend said on its Facebook page it will permanently close starting after its business hours Sunday.
Wisconsin monthly employment, unemployment rates
MADISON - The Department of Workforce Development on Thursday released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revisions for July and preliminary estimates for August covering employment and job statistics for the state of Wisconsin.
More than just a cake 09-15-2017
WAUKESHA - A special occasions cake is so much more than an edible treat - it is an artistic creation and a symbolization of a momentous reason to celebrate. The emotions they can evoke can be quite powerful, said JusMemi Cake Design owner Tamika Terrell.
REV Group to showcase 12 new RV models 09-14-2017
MILWAUKEE — Special vehicle brands manufacturer REV Group announced it will unveil 12 new product models and multiple floor plans as part of the company’s six RV brands at the annual Elkhart Dealer Open House later this month.
SC Johnson to acquire Method and Ecover 09-14-2017
RACINE —On Thursday, SC Johnson signed an agreement to acquire Method and Ecover, two consumer brands from People Against Dirty, a leading company that offers home care, hand and body, and laundry products sold in North America, Europe and a number of other countries around the world.
Construction starts on Summit subdivision 09-14-2017
SUMMIT — Newbridge Crossing, an 18-home subdivision in the village, recently broke ground on Waterville Road, just east of lower Nemahbin Lake and adjacent to the city of Delafield.
Betrothed Boutique exiting wedding-gown game 09-14-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Betrothed Boutique owner Kristy Zingsheim said the shop will discontinue its nine-year practice of selling wedding and prom gowns, citing the increasing tribulations online shopping has given small businesses of its variety, as well as changes in her life.
Advice offered for dealing with Equifax data breach 09-14-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — After its security breach went public last week, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax quickly set up a website for consumers to check whether or not their information has been compromised.
Ranch Road homes put out to pasture 09-14-2017
MEQUON — For the past month, Tuesday’s looming Common Council meeting over a planned 13-home subdivision on Mequon’s Ranch Road was building up to be a verbal Shootout at the OK Corral.
Pabst Farms continues touting the pull of Fleet Farm 09-14-2017
OCONOMOWOC — When the Common Council voted in April to approve the construction of a 218,628-square-foot Mills Fleet Farm in the Pabst Farm Towne Center, Pabst Farms’ leaders, city officials and construction teams lauded the addition as a catalyst for other business developments.
Breaking new ground in downtown Hartford 09-14-2017
HARTFORD — City officials and business leaders saw another step taken Wednesday morning toward downtown redevelopment when ground was broken on what will be the downtown’s newest feature — the Cobblestone Hotel and Wissota Chop House.
Plans approved for new southwest side subdivision 09-14-2017
WAUKESHA - A new 36-home subdivision will soon occupy 31 acres of land on Waukesha's far southwest side, following a city panel's favorable vote Wednesday.
MOD Pizza coming to Pabst Farms 09-14-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Artisan-style pizza restaurant MOD Pizza will be opening in Pabst Farms this November.
Local company to open doors to public 09-13-2017
Spiros Industries, 7666 Highway WW, West Bend, will host an open house for the public to help celebrate national Manufacturing Day.
Kidney care center to open in Slinger
SLINGER — Washington County now has a new facility to help those who need kidney care services.
Hartford Common Council approves creating new TIF district 09-13-2017
HARTFORD — The Common Council during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night unanimously approved the creation of a Tax Incremental Finance District — TIF District No. 11.
Manpower predicts positive hiring outlook in 4Q 09-12-2017
MILWAUKEE —Employers are optimistic about their hiring during the fourth quarter, according to a Tuesday report from ManpowerGroup.
Mr. B’s to open Thursday in Mequon 09-12-2017
MEQUON — Mr. B’s — A Bartolotta Steakhouse will open its doors to hungry patrons in Mequon on Thursday.
Report: Solid economy leads to increased home sales
MILWAUKEE — For the sixth month this year, home sales increased in August, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
UW scoops up a local thank you 09-12-2017
CEDARBURG — The University of Wisconsin-Madison is in the midst of a tour around the state, serving up some of its Babcock Hall ice cream to thank residents for their support of the university.
IKEA in Oak Creek gets iconic blue exterior; set to open next summer 09-12-2017
OAK CREEK — The blue composite panels that give IKEA its recognizable appearance are being installed on the future store in Oak Creek.
Associated Bank acquires Bank Mutual 09-12-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Customers of Associated Bank in Grafton and Mequon will have to travel to new locations for their banking needs, though they won’t need to travel far.
Kwik Trip to open Oct. 10 09-12-2017
TOWN OF CEDARBURG — The upcoming ownership change from a PDQ to a Kwik Trip at 5 Corners received its necessary approvals from the town of Cedarburg at the board meeting last week.
Many looking to score from FoxConn windfall 09-12-2017
GRAFTON — Local economic efforts are targeting FoxConn as a source of future jobs and business expansion.
Site plan OK’d for office addition at Broan-NuTone in Hartford 09-12-2017
HARTFORD — After very little discussion and a unanimous vote, the city’s Plan Commission on Monday approved a site plan for a proposed 12,000-square-foot addition to the Broan-NuTone complex along Madison Drive.
Concerns raised over a second Kwik Trip location in West Bend 09-12-2017
Residents anticipating a second Kwik Trip for the area must wait a couple more weeks for clarity as company representatives try and address concerns highlighted by officials and residents.
Wisconsin businesses struggle with worker shortage
MADISON - Economists, employers and government officials say a growing worker shortage in Wisconsin is expected to increase over the next decade.
Storms generate more business for Generac 09-12-2017
TOWN OF GENESEE - As parts of the United States bear the brunt of two major storms, Generac Power Systems is quickly hiring people to build generators and pumps for those affected.
Pete's Fruit Market holds grand opening for Milwaukee store 09-10-2017
MILWAUKEE - A grand opening celebration will be held for the Pete's Fruit Market's Bronzeville store at 2323 N. Martin Luther King Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
MSI General tapped by Gateway Plastics for build 09-10-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Gateway Plastics of Mequon selected MSI General Corporation to design and construct  manufacturing and warehouse additions to their current facility.
Associated Banc-Corp to acquire wealth management firm   09-10-2017
GREEN BAY - Associated Bank's parent company, Associated Banc-Corp, announced Friday it will acquire Whitnell & Co., a wealth management and multi-family office services firm based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Generac to hold hiring event Wednesday  09-10-2017
TOWN OF GENESEE - Generac will host a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at its Whitewater plant, 757 N. Newcomb St.
Shopping in the 21st century not what you may think 09-09-2017
WEST BEND — Mark Mathews, vice president of research development and industry analysis for the National Retail Federation, acknowledged e-commerce, or online shopping, is no doubt a part of consumer shopping habits.
Study: Saving vs. spending causing anxiety in millennials 09-09-2017
WAUKESHA — While a study by Northwestern Mutual found that millennials are feeling stressed by the tug-of-war from wanting to spend money to knowing they must save for the future, Waukesha County millennials expressed much more confidence in the financial plans they have in place.
Menasha Corp. buys ARI Packaging 09-08-2017
Menasha Corp. announced Wednesday it purchased ARI Packaging out of Alsip, Illinois.
Two Brothers Wine clears initial hurdles for move to Richfield 09-08-2017
RICHFIELD — A Pewaukee business is two steps closer to a permanent move to the village’s downtown.
Blessed: Broadcaster lands his dream job 09-08-2017
Justin Hull’s dream of being a big-time athlete ended by the time he graduated from Germantown High School in 2000.
UW- Waukesha student has his eye on the business industry 09-08-2017
WAUKESHA — Jerome Brown of Wauwatosa is a University of Wisconsin-Waukesha accounting student who just started his sophomore year this month. Brown has taken his future in the business industry into his own hands.
Cold weather slows corn, soybean growth in Wisconsin
MADISON — Cool weather has slowed corn and soybean growth in Wisconsin, but the rest of the state’s main crops are doing well, according to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Van Horn Automotive Group acquires Ford Lomira 09-08-2017
LOMIRA — On Wednesday, the Van Horn Automotive group announced the purchase of Ford Lomira from Ernie Von Schledorn, which is the second Ford dealership the group has bought in the past year.
A silver anniversary celebration 09-08-2017
BROOKFIELD — Any way you slice it, this is a year of milestones for Exhibit Systems, an evolving company on Brookfield’s far east side that specializes in manufacturing trade show materials.
Waukesha reaches $14M settlement with Menards 09-08-2017
WAUKESHA — Menards Inc. has reached a $14 million settlement with Waukesha after bringing a lawsuit against the city for a lower tax assessment based on the “dark store theory.”
Where the generations meet 09-07-2017
OCONOMOWOC — “Place to be for all generations,” is the tag line Laurel and Patrick Whelan use for their coffee and ice cream business in the heart of downtown Oconomowoc.
Residents hope to sink Mequon subdivision 09-07-2017
MEQUON — Mequon residents, who lost the first round in opposing a proposed 13-lot subdivision, plan to redouble their efforts when the Mequon Common Council considers the plans Tuesday.
Wealth: It’s all relative in Ozaukee County 09-07-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Imagine making $1,234.50 an hour. It may be an inconceivable amount, but that’s actually the amount the top 1 percent of households in Ozaukee County made last year.
Amity Leather Products, started with one employee in 1915, became a world-renowned company 09-07-2017
In the fall of 1915, Robert H. Rolfs found himself searching for just the right word to name his new company — a word that would convey friendliness and confidence. In the end, he settled on a word that would become synonymous with high end leather products the world over — Amity.
Alcami to establish active pharmaceutical ingredient Center of Excellence 09-07-2017
Alcami Corp., a provider of custom development and manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, announced Wednesday the formation of a Center of Excellence at its active pharmaceutical ingredient development and manufacturing facility in Germantown.
Metalcraft of Mayville acquires Venture Manufacturing
Metalcraft of Mayville Inc., which has plants in Mayville and West Bend, announced Wednesday it has acquired Venture Manufacturing in Beaver Dam, effective last Thursday.
Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield partners with Inclusa
MADISON — A pilot program to expand coordination services for Medicaid members throughout Wisconsin is being developed via a collaboration by Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield (Anthem) and Inclusa.
Gearbox Express signs agreement with German company
MUKWONAGO — Gearbox Express announced Wednesday it has signed an agreement with German-based Eickhoff Bochum to become its preferred North American partner for all up- and down-tower service both in and out of warranty, parts supply and new replacement gearboxes.
Select Kohl’s stores to offer Amazon smart home spaces 09-06-2017
NEW YORK — Kohl's said Wednesday that it will open up Amazon shops in 10 of its stores, making it the latest department store operator to make a deal with the e-commerce giant.
GE Healthcare announces new mammography system 09-06-2017
WAUKESHA — A new technology unveiled by GE Healthcare on Tuesday allows women to be in control of their mammograms.
Walker announces expansion for MilliporeSigma 09-06-2017
MilliporeSigma, a life science business of Merck KGaA based in Germany, along with Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday plans to expand its facility in Sheboygan Falls by 80,000 square feet.
Vacation leads to business idea 09-06-2017
Lisa Lorenz’s trip to Texas offered more than the chance to see a friend, it also provided the foundation for a business idea that evolved into The Nail Bar located in downtown West Bend.
A. O. Smith acquires Ohio water softener company 09-06-2017
MILWAUKEE — A. O. Smith Corporation announced Monday it completed the purchase of Ohio-based William R. Hague, Inc. for $44.5 million in cash plus a potential earn out of up to $2 million based on revenue growth over the next two years.
Join the Supply Chain 09-05-2017
EAU CLAIRE — Gov. Scott Walker announced recently that Wisconsin companies looking for potential business opportunities with Foxconn can use Supply Chain Marketplace, an online tool, to connect with the electronics manufacturer.
West Bend officials reduce setback rule for some local businesses 09-05-2017
Some property owners located throughout the area received permission from officials to expand closer to the public rights of way to enhance their spaces.
US job growth slows to 156K; unemployment up to 4.4 pct. 09-01-2017
WASHINGTON  — U.S. job growth slowed in August as employers added 156,000 jobs, though still enough to suggest that most businesses remain confident in an economy now in its ninth year of recovery from the Great Recession.
TEAM SPIRIT: Keeping in touch with his roots 09-01-2017
From a young age Jed Justman was drawn into sports and he grew up playing the “big three” — baseball, basketball and football.
Ryan promotes tax plan to Wisconsin manufacturing company 08-31-2017
GREENDALE, Wis. — Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told workers at a suburban Milwaukee manufacturing plant that the Republican effort to change the nation's tax system can help companies like theirs be competitive in a global economy.
Settlement reached between Spaulding Clinical and past president 08-31-2017
The civil case between former Spaulding Clinical President John Farrelly and CEO Randol Spaulding ended Friday, resulting in the dismissal of the court trial, which was scheduled to begin Monday.
Enger-Kress Pocketbook Co. was founded by German immigrants 08-31-2017
In a storage area in the basement of the old courthouse museum, Janean Mollet Van Beckum takes a large box off a shelf, places it on a table and opens the lid. Reaching into the box, she brings out what has to be one of the creepiest items in the museum’s collection.
New store will bring art to Brown Street 08-31-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Imagine a retail space that doesn’t sell mass produced goods and is void of “Made in China” tags.
Future clearer for contaminated Amcast site 08-31-2017
CEDARBURG — If all goes according to plan, a $3.3 million city contribution will help facilitate the cleanup and redevelopment of the blighted Amcast site that has sat vacant on Hamilton Road for more than a decade.
Milwaukee Street property could house multifamily residential development 08-31-2017
DELAFIELD — A property owner’s request Wednesday to change the character of a residential property resulted in a robust discussion of what is needed to receive a conditional-use permit in Delafield.
Milwaukee zoo welcomes Bean Sprouts 08-31-2017
MILWAUKEE - Through the Milwaukee County Zoo's new partnership with Service Systems Associates, the zoo is welcoming Bean Sprouts as a stand-alone walk-up food location in the zoo's Northwestern Mutual Family Farm.
US economic growth upgraded to 3 percent rate in Q2
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the spring, growing at the fastest pace in more than two years amid brisk consumer spending on autos and other goods.
Horicon Bank added to state’s Register of Historical Places 08-30-2017
The State of Wisconsin Historical Society has added Horicon State Bank to the State Register of Historical Places, the company announced Friday.
Commerce State Bank breaks ground in Sheboygan 08-30-2017
Commerce State Bank broke ground Aug. 22 for an office at the corner of Kohler Memorial Drive and North 23rd Street in Sheboygan, the company said.
An owner’s dream comes true 08-30-2017
HARTFORD — It was Michelle Kagan’s long-time dream to own and operate her own boutique.
Fashion boutique and tea store latest additions to The Corners 08-29-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD —Women’s fashion retailer Altar’d State will open a new location this October in The Corners of Brookfield, which will be its first store in Wisconsin.
Meals on the move to Pewaukee 08-29-2017
PEWAUKEE — Food trucks and mobile food businesses have been popping up more and more lately. Soon this craze will be rolling into Pewaukee for the first time.
Hartford Plan Commission recommends new TIF district 08-29-2017
HARTFORD — The proposal still needs more discussion by the Joint Review Board and final approval by the city’s Common Council, but Monday night during a special meeting at City Hall the city’s Plan Commission recommended the creation of a new tax incremental finance district — TIF No. 11.
BistroPlex theater planned at Sears space 08-29-2017
BROOKFIELD - Locally-operated Marcus Theatres announced plans Monday to redevelop a Sears department store at the south end of Brookfield Square Mall to make way for a new BistroPlex dining and movie entertainment venue.
Aries Industries competes for ‘Wisconsin Coolest Thing Contest’ 08-28-2017
WAUKESHA — A lot of nifty things are made in Wisconsin and Aries Industries Inc. hopes its Mobile Pathfinder Inspection System will be named the coolest.
MSI General hired for St. John Vianney addition 08-28-2017
BROOKFIELD — St. John Vianney Church has hired MSI General Corporation to design and construct a narthex addition, school addition and select remodeling at their existing church and school located in Brookfield.
Hydro-Thermal to open creative office in downtown Waukesha 08-28-2017
WAUKESHA —The creative process of developing products for Hydro-Thermal will now be conducted in downtown Waukesha.
Delta Defense recognized as a top workplace 08-27-2017
Delta Defense LLC announced Wednesday it was awarded the 2017 Top Workplaces honor by the Milwaukee Business Journal.
West Bend BID Board recognizes 3 businesses 08-27-2017
This year, the West Bend BID Board recognized three downtown businesses for their landscape improvement efforts.
Stay-Lite celebrates 45th anniversary, recent growth 08-26-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - On Thursday, Stay-Lite Lighting, a lighting company headquartered in the city, celebrated its 45th anniversary as well as a 240 percent increase in growth over the last four years.
Jolly Good Soda coming to Sendik’s 08-25-2017
RANDOM LAKE — Jolly Good Soda, based in Random Lake, announced Thursday the company will be distributing their soda at all Sendik’s locations throughout Wisconsin.
Once a Wisconsinite, always a Wisconsinite 08-25-2017
You know what they say — you can take the woman out of Wisconsin, but you can’t take the Wisconsin out of the woman. Courtney Timblin is proof of that.
Tops off to the Bucks' future 08-25-2017
MILWAUKEE - It's been a long time coming and the process is still coming along. The new $500 million dollar Milwaukee Bucks arena project started 14 months ago, and on Thursday the last beam of the building was lifted into the air.
Crowdsourcing beer and brats 08-25-2017
HARTLAND - It's a partnership made in Wisconsin heaven - an award-winning brat maker working with a local brewer.  Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly was approached by MobCraft Beer to create a beer to be launched in September - the result was Foxtoberfest.
Dollar Fun to close October 1 08-24-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Dollar Fun will be closing its 419 E. Wisconsin Ave. location Oct. 1, according to a press statement from its owners, Oconomowoc residents Vilas and Nancy Scott.
Grafton approves second phase for Lumberyard apartment project 08-24-2017
GRAFTON — The Lumberyard 1505 development in Downtown Grafton will add more apartments this fall.
Suds in the park? 08-24-2017
New details are emerging from Washington County’s plan to establish a beer garden for area residents. Having found a vendor, the attention shifts to specifics regarding the venue, schedule and the revenue model officials will use to raise money to pay for park expenses.
Columbia St. Mary's stripped of trauma designation 08-24-2017
MEQUON - During an emergency medical situation, residents of Ozaukee County have two hospitals to choose from. But since mid-2017, only one of them remains certified as a trauma level facility with the state of Wisconsin.
Raised Grain to hold 2-year anniversary party 08-23-2017
WAUKESHA — For its two-year anniversary, Raised Grain Brewing will hold an outdoor party Sept. 23 at its Waukesha brewery and taproom.
DWD to retire telephone system for weekly claim filing
MADISON — On Aug. 30 people will no longer be able to file their weekly claim for unemployment insurance via the automated phone system.
Wisconsin unemployment hovers at 3.2% 08-23-2017
WAUKESHA — In July unemployment rates for the state’s metropolitan areas declined again with the largest 12-month decline of 1.3 percent in Racine. The rates ranged from 2.5 percent in Madison to 4.2 percent in Racine.
Harley-Davidson rolls out new models in largest-ever development project 08-23-2017
MILWAUKEE - Leading into its 115th Anniversary year, Harley-Davidson on Tuesday launched five new Touring bikes and eight all-new Softail Big-Twin cruisers designed under what the company said was the largest product development project in its history.
Starbucks and Asics to open at Pleasant Prairie outlets 08-22-2017
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — During the next few months several new retailers will open in Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets, including Starbucks and Asics.
Kohl’s opens 5th e-commerce fulfillment center 08-22-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — On Tuesday, Kohl's announced plans to invest in its store base while also enhancing the capabilities of its e-commerce fulfillment network.
Action Power Sports to host customer appreciation day 08-22-2017
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — To celebrate its new location and to recognize its customers, Action Power Sports will host a celebration Saturday.
Healthy and delicious 08-22-2017
MEQUON — At Mequon’s newest café, breakfast can mean anything from eggs over easy to raw apple pie made with cashew cream, or a Quinoa kale bowl topped with maple syrup.
Butter lawsuit proceeds in Ozaukee County 08-22-2017
PORT WASHINGTON — Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy last week rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state requirement for butter taste tests, allowing the case to move forward into discovery.
Grafton hotels cause uncertainty for Cedarburg market
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg city officials entertaining the idea of a new hotel will proceed with caution as work begins on Grafton’s extended-stay TownePlace Suites, east of Interstate 43 and Highway 60.
Hartford Chamber, BID Board agree to events partnership
The Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce and the city’s Downtown Business Improvement District have announced changes in how future downtown events will be organized and promoted.
Northwestern Mutual opens tower and commons 08-22-2017
MILWAUKEE — What started as an abstract building of steel rising upward from the downtown Milwaukee skyline eventually became the towering 32-story Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, which opened to employees on Monday.
Oliver to take over as Johnson Controls CEO 6 months early 08-21-2017
MILWAUKEE —The change of the top leadership at Johnson Controls International has moved up by six months.
Fiserv acquires bank payments solutions company 08-21-2017
BROOKFIELD — Brookfield-based Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced Monday it has acquired Dovetail Group Limited, a provider of bank payments and liquidity management solutions.
HED Inc. celebrates 30 years in Hartford
HARTFORD — HED (Hydro Electronic Devices) sits quietly in the city’s Dodge Industrial Park, but little do most area residents know the company is one of the world’s leading designers of vehicle control systems.
Wisconsin Assembly passes $3B package for Foxconn
MADISON — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a $3 billion tax break Thursday with bipartisan support for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy.
Bean counter? No, she's the 'chief fun officer' 08-18-2017
When Heather Dunn began work July 1 as the chief financial officer at West Bend Mutual Insurance, she knew she had a tough act to follow.
Court battle over butter to proceed 08-18-2017
PORT WASHINGTON — Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy on Tuesday rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state requirement for butter taste tests, allowing the case to move forward into discovery.
Wisconsin gains 25,000 private-sector jobs in 12 months
WAUKESHA - The state's Department of Workforce Development released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for June and preliminary estimates for July on employment and jobs in Wisconsin.
The Corners developers name theater operator 08-18-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - A small, but growing, theater operator noted for its range of cultural entertainment offerings was officially named a tenant at The Corners on Thursday.
Journal Sentinel community publications to be consolidated 08-18-2017
WAUKESHA — Names of longtime weekly publications produced by the Journal Community Publishing Group will no longer be found on newsstands as part of a consolidation the company has undergone, according to a story posted on the Journal Sentinel’s website on Wednesday.
Germantown to pay part of developer’s design fee request 08-17-2017
There’s an old saying that half a loaf is better than none, and that appears to be nearly what the developer of Saxony Village in the village of Germantown receive for design fees they said they incurred in trying to work with the village in a sanitary sewer project that benefits Gehl Foods.
Fowler Lake Village gets two significant approvals 08-17-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Fowler Lake Village LLC’s goal to begin building its enormous five-story, 180,000-square-foot mixed-use condominium development at the corner of St. Paul Street and East Pleasant Avenue, across from City Hall, by early fall got a needed boost Aug. 9.
Controversial subdivision plan advances 08-17-2017
MEQUON — Plans to build a 13-lot subdivision in a neighborhood on vacant land north of Mequon Road ran into a flurry of neighbor opposition Aug. 7 before it cleared an initial hurdle by a divided Mequon Planning Commission.
JRS Acres to debut new eggs at Albrecht's Sentry, Outpost  08-17-2017
DELAFIELD - JRS Country Acres will debut its new cage-free eggs from hens fed soy-free grains and cage-free eggs from hens fed GMO-free grains in a limited market distribution, the company announced Tuesday.
Plans for hotel, convention center under review 08-17-2017
BROOKFIELD - Plans to redevelop a 9.5-acre parcel on the southernmost end of Brookfield Square are progressing, though specific details are still being fleshed out, according to municipal officials.
Wisconsin property value increases largest since 2007
MADISON - Wisconsin property values have reached a new high.
West Bend day spa to quadruple size with new building 08-16-2017
Nicolette Kearns had enough. Kearns, the owner of Healing Elements Day Spa, 2102 Continental Drive, West Bend, was tired of getting a call from a client needing a massage as soon as possible for whatever reason and she had to say there wasn’t an opening until at least the following week.
Bringing paradise north 08-16-2017
TOWN OF OSCEOLA — For those who want to get a sense of life in Florida, one business is bringing the experience to people in Wisconsin so they don’t have to travel south.
Clearing the table at Toucan 08-16-2017
After more than 27 years of operating Toucan Frozen Custard in West Bend, the Moehr family is passing the ice cream scooper to new owners.
Joey Gerard's to close Saturday in Mequon 08-16-2017
MEQUON - Final service at Joey Gerard's Supper Club will be Saturday in Mequon, after which it will undergo renovations and be turned into Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse.
Von Trier eyes reinvention amid changing East Side 08-16-2017
MILWAUKEE - For nearly four decades, the corner of North Avenue and Farwell has been the home of the German-centric bar Von Trier.
Keller, Inc. to build addition for Northcentral Utility 08-16-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Keller announced it will build a shop addition and large remodel for Northcentral Utility under the direction of Keller project manager Dave Stubbs and architect Chris Manske.
Eagle's Landing development to go green 08-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Those who buy condominiums at the in-progress Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle will have the option to power their new homes with solar energy.
Olympia Resort listed for sale 08-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Olympia Resort: Hotel, Spa and Conference Center, a storied institution in Oconomowoc for several decades, is up for sale at a considerable price.
Family discovers new way to keep farm in the family 08-15-2017
ST. MICHAELS — When Brent Schultz was killed in a car accident three years ago, Kevin and Lynn Thull lost a son and a way to pass on their organic dairy to another generation.
Grothman plans job fair in Fond du Lac 08-15-2017
FOND DU LAC — The office of U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, will host a job fair in conjunction with local businesses from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac University Center Commons, 400 University Drive in Fond du Lac.
Floral design company opens in downtown Cedarburg
The floral design company La Tulipe celebrated a ribbon-cutting July 27 at its new studio in downtown Cedarburg, W63 N633A Washington Ave.
Mequon’s Titan Spine reports growth 08-15-2017
MEQUON — Titan Spine, with headquarters in Mequon, reported several second-quarter milestones.
Aurora hospitals recognized 08-15-2017
GRAFTON — Aurora Medical Center in Grafton recently was recognized as one of the top hospitals in southeast Wisconsin.
Shady Hollow subdivision to expand in Grafton 08-15-2017
GRAFTON — Approvals have come through for 21 new homes to be added in the village of Grafton.
Condos proposed for former Mequon-owned land 08-15-2017
MEQUON — Plans for 32 condominiums along Green Bay Road just north of Thiensville advanced Aug. 7 as the Mequon Planning Commission unanimously approved several preliminary steps.
Storage wars 08-15-2017
GRAFTON — The permit for a new self-storage business in the town of Grafton is being challenged by a competitor.
Foxtown gets a thumbs-up 08-15-2017
MEQUON — While plenty of details must be worked out before the first shovel of dirt is turned, plans for Foxtown, the third phase of the Mequon Town Center, earned an enthusiastic review by a city committee last week.
Opinions vary on Molina’s withdrawal from ACA Exchange 08-15-2017
Those on opposite sides of the health care debate are using the decision by Molina Healthcare to discontinue offering insurance policies as evidence to bolster their points of view.
Scout & Molly’s opens 08-15-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to kick off the weekend-long grand opening festivities for Scout & Molly’s at The Corners of Brookfield.
Generac gets $10 million in tax credits for expansion 08-14-2017
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Power Systems Inc. has accepted up to $10 million in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help with its growth that will also lead to the creation of at least 400 jobs during the next five years.
Bucks, Froedtert unveil new training center 08-13-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks last week opened the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center, the team’s state-of-the-art training facility in downtown Milwaukee.
House of Harley-Davidson expands with satellite in downtown Milwaukee 08-13-2017
MILWAUKEE — House of Harley-Davidson, with locations in Milwaukee and Racine, is adding to its family of dealerships with a new location in the heart of Milwaukee’s downtown — a first for Milwaukee.
Going downtown 08-13-2017
Joan Kennedy was always interested in art and design. She made her own handbags in high school and she studied it further in college, but it wasn’t until 12 years ago — when her own children went away to college — she finally decided to focus on her current path of using wool to create wearable items.
Metro Milwaukee home sales tumble in July 08-11-2017
WAUKESHA — In recent history, home sales have been strong every month, but this July they took a downturn in the metro Milwaukee area.
Farm production costs in Wisconsin hold steady 08-11-2017
MADISON — New figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show production costs for Wisconsin farmers remained steady in 2016.
2 companies purchase lots in West Bend Corporate Center 08-11-2017
The Barry Co. sold two lots in the West Bend Corporate Center on Wednesday to Bruno’s Self Storage 2 LLC and Wolfpack One Investments LLC.
Kohl's 2Q profit surges, topping forecasts 08-11-2017
NEW YORK - Kohl's Corp. reported a surge in second-quarter profit, topping expectations, as it cut some costs and moved away from hefty charges for store closures.
Thai rolled ice cream shop, seasonal stores to join Brookfield Square 08-11-2017
BROOKFIELD - On Wednesday, Brookfield Square announced the return of seasonal Callister's Christmas, as well as three new businesses to the mall.
Residents want to shut gated community proposal 08-11-2017
TOWN OF WAUKESHA - It has been touted as a high-end development that could bring $25 million to the Town of Waukesha's tax base.
West Bend Pick ‘n Save stores get makeovers 08-10-2017
Both of the West Bend Pick ‘n Save locations — 1629 S. Main St. and 2518 W. Washington St. — are celebrating a grand re-opening to “complete a store refresh and remodel,” a news release said Wednesday.
Common Council gives 55-lot subdivision the green light
OCONOMOWOC — The developer’s agreement for the third and final phase of the Hickorywood Farms subdivision was approved by the Oconomowoc Common Council Tuesday night, furthering the expansion of the booming city.
Sheboygan Road apartments advance 08-10-2017
CEDARBURG — A proposal to bring more than 190 high-end apartments to “renters by choice” on Cedarburg’s northeast side moved through a first round of city approvals Monday.
Lumberyard launches phase 2 08-10-2017
GRAFTON — Developers are preparing to kick off the second phase of the Lumberyard 1505 development in downtown Grafton.
Town Center parking study sparks ideas, debate 08-10-2017
MEQUON — A comprehensive parking and traffic study commissioned by the city of Mequon came to one conclusion that should come as no surprise to anyone who has tried to park in the Mequon Town Center at peak times: “It is clear that there is not enough parking supply provided” is the first sentence in the summary of the 110-page-long report compiled by Cedarburg-based Traffic Analysis and Design Inc.
1893 fire led to the formation of the West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. 08-10-2017
The heart of West Bend nearly quit beating in 1893, putting the city’s continued existence in jeopardy.
Downtown West Bend BID Board plans for next year 08-10-2017
As 2017 heads into its final stretch, Downtown West Bend Business Improvement District representatives are making plans for the following year and establishing a foundation for how they want to shape the organization’s future.
Town panel OKs architectural details for new Corners theater 08-10-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - A municipal panel overseeing architecture-related issues received a sneak peek Wednesday of some of the granular details surrounding a proposed nine-screen movie theater within the new The Corners development.
Dairy group sues Wisconsin over pollution discharge rules 08-09-2017
MADISON — Wisconsin environmental officials are over-regulating large livestock operations, imposing pollution requirements that are tougher than federal law and arbitrarily changing runoff standards without going through the rule-making process, a trade association says in a lawsuit.
Building comes down to make room for Hartford hotel 08-09-2017
HARTFORD — The building is one of two being torn down because of the development of a hotel on the site.
A cause for celebration 08-09-2017
HARTFORD — As Broan-NuTone celebrates its 85th year in business, the company with a focus on indoor air quality continues to expand and change.
Keller Williams partners with The Gallagher Team in Lake Country 08-09-2017
HARTLAND - The Gallagher Team announced Tuesday it has formed a partnership with Keller Williams Realty - Milwaukee North Shore.
NX Level to manage Mequon sports and training facility
WAUKESHA - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin announced Tuesday that NX Level Athletics will manage a state-of-the-art sports performance and training facility in the Mequon Health Center.
Circle Electric purchases Butler industrial building 08-08-2017
MILWAUKEE — The purchase of a 12,000-square-foot industrial building in Butler will allow Circle Electric, Inc. to double its footprint.
Butter lawsuit heading to Ozaukee County courtroom next week 08-08-2017
PORT WASHINGTON — A hearing has been set for next week for a lawsuit in which four Wisconsin residents are suing the state to overturn regulations that require government taste tests to legally sell butter.
New Mequon Sport Clips plans benefit event 08-08-2017
MEQUON — Sport Clips, which bills itself as the nation’s largest franchise dedicated to men’s and boy’s hair care, will open Aug. 15 in Mequon’s Concord Center shopping center, 11523 N. Port Washington Road.
CityTins coming to Cedarburg 08-08-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg will now have its own edition of CityTins, featuring almost two dozen Cedarburg restaurants, bars and retail offerings.
Parade of Homes marches into Mequon
MEQUON — It is fitting – and a welcome side-effect – that homes sprouting on land previously intended for a never-built high school likely will help boost declining student enrollment.
Kleen Test grows in county 08-08-2017
PORT WASHINGTON — Most businesses thrive on brand recognition, but Kleen Test Products, the recipient of this year’s Ozaukee County Business of the Year in the large business category, turns that idea completely upside down.
Raze Logemann Center, parking study says 08-08-2017
MEQUON — A long-awaited parking study commissioned by the city of Mequon recommends razing the Logemann Center building to provide additional parking in the Town Center area.
Can industry, environment grow simultaneously with Foxconn? 08-08-2017
RACINE - After leaving behind efforts to appeal and possibly litigate Waukesha's plan to draw millions of gallons of Lake Michigan water each day, the group representing mayors in the Great Lakes region is instead setting its sights on the Foxconn deal, with Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to waive some environmental protections - which the group's leader says could have a significant impact on water quality.
R.A. Smith National leadership to pass to son 08-07-2017
BROOKFIELD — R.A. Smith National announced Monday that Richard (Ricky) A. Smith, Jr., P.E., will take on the role of president at the Brookfield company, succeeding his father and current president, Richard A. Smith, M.S., P.E.
PDQ to lay off 313 employees with transition 08-07-2017
WAUKESHA — About 313 PDQ Food Stores Inc. employees will be laid off Oct. 9 due to the company’s decision to sell its assets to Kwik Trip.
Scout & Molly’s to hold grand opening in The Corners
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Fashion boutique Scout & Molly’s will hold a grand opening at The Corners of Brookfield Friday through Sunday.
Bubon Orthodontics continues to grow
BROOKFIELD - Dr. Michael Bubon knew he both wanted and needed to be an orthodontist when he realized the profession would always pique his intrigue and stir his spirit.
Finding innovative ways to solve challenges 08-06-2017
BROOKFIELD - Todd Willis and his 10-year-old son are enjoying a wonderful summer. Willis is the city of Brookfield’s new Economic Development Coordinator. He took the position in November of last year after serving the city as a Community Development intern from October of 2015 to November of 2016.
Fearless: Stepping off into the unknown 08-04-2017
Many people consider a career change at some point in their life, but not all follow through with it like Collin Doherty.
Solid hiring in July cuts unemployment rate to 4.3 pct.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion.
Business owner to bring restaurant to former Buca site 08-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A local restaurant owner’s plans to bring another eatery to Oconomowoc could help bring unique tastes to town, while also taking care of a building that has become a bit of an eyesore.
Eight food vendors vie for coveted Sporkies 08-04-2017
WEST ALLIS — Then there were eight. The remaining entries out of 31 Sporkies will be cut again at the Wisconsin State Fair.
What’s in a business name? 08-04-2017
BUTLER — A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but for a business its name needs to properly reflect what it offers.
T-Mobile opens store in Waukesha 08-03-2017
WAUKESHA — A T-Mobile retail store recently opened on Sunset Drive in Waukesha.
Molina Healthcare to exit ACA exchanges in Wisconsin, Utah 08-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Molina Healthcare Inc. said Wednesday it will exit the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces in Utah and Wisconsin by the end of this year, citing costs that contributed to hefty losses for the health insurer in the second quarter.
Work on River Bend Estates gets underway 08-03-2017
Town of Grafton officials, developers and homeowners came together July 20 to hold a ribbon cutting for the new River Bend Estates, a 13-lot subdivision.
Shorehaven’s ‘catered living’ apartments to have Sept. 14 grand opening 08-03-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The grand opening for Shorehaven’s Lake Terrace Apartments East will take place Sept. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1340 W. Wisconsin Ave., according to a press statement.
Brookfield Dental breaks ground for new facility 08-03-2017
BROOKFIELD — Brookfield Dental recently broke ground for a new, 5,700 square foot facility at the corner of Capitol and Beaufort drives.
Foxconn benefits likely to trickle north 08-03-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Transformational. It’s a word that cannot be overused when talking about the state luring technology manufacturing giant Foxconn to Wisconsin, according to state Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Cedarburg.
Back to the business park 08-03-2017
CEDARBURG — In the prolonged development of one city lot, a bridge, or rather a creek, has been crossed.
New business opens in Hartford’s historic Hilt building 08-03-2017
HARTFORD — Redevelopment of the city’s downtown continues to progress as more milestones have been reached over the last several days.
Proposed Pizza Ranch takes another step forward in West Bend 08-03-2017
The proposal to establish a Pizza Ranch in West Bend will continue as company representatives receive another approval, getting them one step closer.
Ryan talks small business, health care reform in Mukwonago 08-03-2017
MUKWONAGO — It’s no secret that Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan is an advocate for tax reform, especially when it comes to the percentage of taxes on small, family-owned businesses.
Brookfield chamber to hold services industry job fair 08-03-2017
BROOKFIELD — As retail and restaurant businesses continue to pop up along Bluemound Road and other parts of Brookfield, new jobs are consistently generated.
Summertime blues: July sees big decline in US auto sales
DETROIT — July saw the biggest year-over-year decline in U.S. vehicle sales so far this year, leaving automakers to hope that consumers are just waiting to pounce on Labor Day deals.
Business takes celebrations up a notch
Angela Knutson, a mother of three from Jackson, said she and her husband, Jamie, were drawn to the idea of starting a family company so their children could have a first-hand exposure to launching and running a small business.
Trump: Foxconn CEO confided plant deal could swell to $30B 08-02-2017
MADISON — President Donald Trump casually mentioned Tuesday that Foxconn’s chairman told him in confidence the electronics giant’s investment could reach $30 billion, triple the size of last week’s deal with Wisconsin.
Foxconn deal could change Waukesha County companies 'overnight' 08-02-2017
PEWAUKEE - As word of an upcoming 20 million-square foot Foxconn liquid crystal display factory sinks in for Wisconsinites, manufacturers and supply chain managers in Waukesha County are hoping to land lucrative partnerships with the Taiwan-based technology company in the future.
LEDs, LCDs, OLEDs and 8Ks 08-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Foxconn Technology Group has announced it will make liquid crystal displays — LCD — at the proposed southern Wisconsin plant that could come online as soon as 2020.
Quad/Graphics 2Q finishes within expectations 08-01-2017
SUSSEX — The second quarter finished close to Quad/Graphic Inc.’s expectations with a 3 cent increase in its diluted earnings per share and an increase in net earnings of $15 million, when compared to the same period in 2016.
John’s Pizzeria is here to stay 08-01-2017
Q. The new Lumberyard 1505 apartments and public plaza in Grafton are a beautiful addition to the village. But John’s Pizzeria blocks the view of this beautiful addition to Grafton. Was there ever any consideration of relocating the business and razing the building?
Cedar Creek Winery recognized 08-01-2017
CEDARBURG — A wine produced by Cedar Creek Winery has won awards in national competitions this year.
Oshkosh Defense gets $195M order from Army 08-01-2017
OSHKOSH —The U.S. Army has placed an order from Oshkosh Defense, LLC, worth more than $195 million that will include 748 vehicles.
Fiserv acquires mortgage software and lending technology company 08-01-2017
BROOKFIELD — Fiserv, Inc. announced Tuesday it has completed the acquisition of a company specializing in internet-based mortgage software and mortgage lending technology solutions in order to enhance its own suite of mortgage origination services.
Exacto Spring honored 08-01-2017
GRAFTON — Exacto Spring may be a funny name for a company, but there’s an interesting story behind it – and the name makes a lot of sense.
Knowledge Edge tutoring service moves to a larger location in Mequon 08-01-2017
MEQUON — Knowledge Edge, which has offered tutoring services in Mequon for more than nine years, has moved.
Home sales up from same time last year 08-01-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors released its second quarter report, which surveys the housing market performance in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
Foxconn tech at WCTC 08-01-2017
PEWAUKEE — Glowing blue lights and futuristic-sounding music permeate the Richard T. Anderson Education Center at Waukesha County Technical College during a Foxconn product showcase, where some of the most cutting-edge screens and 8K technology systems are on display.
Foxconn may entice students into technical careers 07-29-2017
PEWAUKEE — It may be a few years until Foxconn opens its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in southeastern Wisconsin, but it’s never too soon to start gaining the skills to land a job at the tech giant company — or another company in need of skilled trade workers.
New Falls business to offer self-defense classes 07-29-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — MK Protection Strategies was started last year by two local self-defense instructors. In August, they will open their physical location at N88 W16741 Main St. in Menomonee Falls.
Foxconn technology to be displayed at WCTC 07-28-2017
PEWAUKEE — All the technology on display at the Foxconn event in Milwaukee will be on display at Waukesha County Technical College on Monday and Tuesday.
Welcome to ‘Wisconn Valley’ 07-28-2017
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group officially became part of the Wisconsin family Thursday evening after Gov. Scott Walker announced and signed a multibillion-dollar memorandum that will bring a high-tech manufacturing plant to southeastern Wisconsin.
Up-and-comer finds his perfect ride
Kyle Martola has been riding a snowboard since he was 10. By the time he was 17 he was working for the terrain park at Sunburst Ski Area in Kewaskum.
Keller, Inc. hired by Halquist Stone for project 07-27-2017
SUSSEX — Keller, Inc. has been hired by Halquist Stone to construct a metal building with a runway crane.
Marcus Corporation reports record revenues of $152 million 07-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — At the end of the second quarter, The Marcus Corporation reported record revenues of $152.775 million, a 13.2 percent increase from revenues of $134.978 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.
Meet Jeff Hamilton, the hophead 07-27-2017
If you’ve ever enjoyed a cold stein of Sprecher beer from an old fire truck in one of Milwaukee’s parks or during a Friday night at Summer Sounds, you can thank Cedarburg resident Jeff Hamilton.
Rockwell Automation Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results 07-27-2017
MILWAUKEE  - Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today reported fiscal 2017 third quarter sales of $1,599.2 million, up 8.5 percent from $1,474.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Organic sales grew 8.2 percent.
Local entrepreneur brings salon to Oconomowoc 07-27-2017
OCONOMOWOC — While there are certainly other businesses offering hair and beauty services in Oconomowoc, Tricia Voight would like to think hers offers something unique.
EverWhite announces move to expanded Hartford plant
There is some good economic news for Hartford.
Periwinkle's Bakery now selling fresh-baked bread 07-27-2017
WAUKESHA - Jalapeno cheddar, sourdough, cranberry walnut - to fill a hole in stomachs downtown Waukesha, Periwinkle's Bakery on Broadway has started offering fresh-baked bread in addition to their already wide selection of baked goods.
Demlang Builders to help build Neumann Developments Lake Country Village 07-27-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Demlang Builders was named a preferred builder for Neumann Developments Lake Country Village Community recently, according to a press release.
Unemployment rate rises in metro Milwaukee in June, DWD data shows 07-27-2017
MADISON - Preliminary labor statistics released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday showed job growth in the metro Milwaukee area slowed from May to June.
Plan Commission gives nod to Panda Express 07-27-2017
WAUKESHA — Despite the previous denial of plans to build an iteration of Panda Express, a Chinese food chain restaurant, and a multi-tenant building at Grandview Boulevard and Silvernail Road, the city’s Plan Commission granted final approval for the site Wednesday.
City plans for long-awaited grocery store downtown 07-27-2017
WAUKESHA — Downtown business owners, employees and residents are clamoring for a market or grocery store in the downtown area that offers fresh, organic food and grab-and-go lunches — and city planners are working to meet those needs in the near future.
Mark Belling: Not everyone is happy Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin 07-26-2017
Here’s how it works with the Democrats in Wisconsin and their sycophants in what passes for the state’s mainstream news media. If Foxconn had decided not to locate its manufacturing plant in Wisconsin and chose another state, Gov. Scott Walker would have been blasted for blowing the deal and being unable to bring in 10,000 jobs.
Important to have a plan 07-26-2017
Most people in the community know Craig Farrell as the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce's executive director, providing resources and advice to member businesses.
Addition underway at Gateway Plastics
Walls are going up for the estimated 70,000-square-foot addition to Mequon’s Gateway Plastics, 5850 W. County Line Road.
Grafton’s Electrical Mechanical Drives is purchased by Minnesota company 07-25-2017
GRAFTON — Electrical Mechanical Drives, based in Grafton, has been purchased by Power/mation, which is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.
Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin to anchor Mayfair Road building 07-25-2017
WAUWATOSA — Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin has signed on to be the anchor business of a three-story building redevelopment project on Mayfair Road.
Metal-Era begins expansion work in Waukesha 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA —The ability to expand its corporate headquarters is a reflection on the hard work of Metal-Era’s employees said President Tony Mallinger during a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday morning.
ProHealth Care Foundation gets $100,000 for home visits
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care Foundation was awarded $100,000 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation that will go toward follow-up home visits to seniors who are served by the memory clinic.
Brewery, restaurant anchor next phase of Town Center 07-25-2017
MEQUON — Plans for Mequon’s Town Center are taking an ambitious leap forward as plans for a third major development along Mequon Road await initial consideration by a city committee in August.
Brewing success 07-25-2017
THIENSVILLE — Late one afternoon last week, Fiddleheads owner Mike Wroblewski briefly sat in the Fiddleheads Thiensville location surrounded by racks of cooling bakery, the sound of coffee production in the back and a small team of employees steadily going about the business of the day.
Another ‘national retailer’ likely headed to Grafton Commons 07-25-2017
GRAFTON — A space larger than Grafton’s Best Buy and Michaels combined is being planned for a multitenant development in the freeway corridor.
Black entrepreneurs finding success in Waukesha 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA — Black success is now a topic of conversation because Forever Faded, Pat’s Rib Place and Enterprise NOW! are three black-owned businesses that are thriving in Waukesha.
ManpowerGroup earnings rise in 2Q 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA — Revenues increased 3 percent during the second quarter for ManpowerGroup, which also saw an up tick in earnings.
Reports: Foxconn coming to Wisconsin 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA — For weeks, southeastern Wisconsin has been buzzing with the news that manufacturing giant Foxconn could be coming to the state, and on Monday, Freeman columnist and WISN radio show host Mark Belling said sources told him Foxconn will indeed build in southeastern Wisconsin.
Owners of Little Switzerland buy Milwaukee County ski hill
The Schmitz Brothers LLC, owners and operators of Little Switzerland and Nordic Mountain ski areas, entered a purchase agreement and long-term lease with ROC Ventures to operate the ski hill at The Rock sports complex in Franklin.
Making boating convenient 07-23-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - We’ve all heard the joke about the two best days in the life of a boat owner - the day the boat is purchased, and the day the boat is sold.
Chambers set sail for opportunities abroad
PEWAUKEE - Most think of their local chamber of commerce and consider those well-intentioned individuals in the community who show up at ribbon-cuttings, and occasionally spearhead civic improvement projects.
Johnson hopeful about GOP reaching health care agreement 07-23-2017
BROOKFIELD - Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, largely focused on health care reform during a luncheon speech with the Waukesha County Business Alliance at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday.
Commission to review plans for McDonald's, Panda Express, CrossFit 07-22-2017
WAUKESHA — The Panda Express that previously faced litigation is back on the agenda for next week’s Plan Commission meeting.
Garvey Group closing locations in Franklin, Milwaukee
FRANKLIN — The Garvey Group will cease operations on July 31 at these facilities: 9980 South Oakwood Park Drive, Franklin affecting 39 workers, and 4601 South Fifth Street, Milwaukee affecting 15 workers. 
City of Pewaukee might permit beer, wine sales at gas stations 07-21-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A 35-year-old ordinance prohibiting gas stations from selling beer and wine could soon come to an end in the city limits.
Following in Dad's footsteps 07-21-2017
No matter how you put it, there’s no denying the steadying influence Josh Thull’s dad has been in his life — and his business.
Wisconsin working on incentives to lure Foxconn 07-21-2017
MADISON - Wisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday they believe could come as soon as the end of the month. 
New self-storage buildings in Slinger rejected 07-21-2017
Slinger’s Plan Commission has rejected a second attempt by a Slinger developer to construct several self-storage buildings in the village.
Badger Meter reports record 2Q results 07-21-2017
MILWAUKEE - The second quarter had record results for Badger Meter, Inc., which reported its net sales were $104,176,000.
Snap-on net sales increase 5.6% for quarter
KENOSHA - Snap-on Incorporated reported a positive second quarter Thursday with net sales of $921.4 million, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2016 levels.
Wisconsin unemployment unchanged at 3.1 percent 07-21-2017
MADISON - Wisconsin's unemployment rate is unchanged for the month of June.
Waukesha County Center for Growth exceeding goals
WAUKESHA - For a year the staff at the Waukesha County Center for Growth has been meeting with companies in the hopes of convincing them to build, expand or move to Waukesha County.
Associated Bank acquiring Bank Mutual for almost $500 million 07-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — Associated Banc-Corp announced Thursday it has agreed to purchase Bank Mutual Corporation for about $482 million, which will result in a merged company.
Workforce Development Center to hold job fair 07-20-2017
WEST BEND — Job-seekers are invited to attend the Workforce Development Center’s Job Fair on Aug. 16 at the Washington County Fair Park in West Bend during which area employers will seek to fill hundreds of full-, part-time and seasonal positions.
Scentsory stimulation: Bath boutique store opens downtown 07-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Scentsory Bath & Body Boutique at 152 E. Wisconsin Ave. softly opened last Saturday in downtown Oconomowoc. The store specializes in premium handmade bath and health products for women, men, and kids.
VIP Sushi granted liquor license 07-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Those dining at VIP Sushi & Hibachi will now be able to enjoy a cocktail with their salmon roll.
Plans for cell tower in Thiensville advance as provider submits proposed contract 07-20-2017
THIENSVILLE — Members of the Thiensville Village Board decided Tuesday to discuss the details of a proposed contract for a cell phone tower in closed session.
Ott’s cell tower plan clears Assembly 07-20-2017
MEQUON — The ideas in a bill state Rep. Jim Ott introduced this winter in response to a company’s plan to build a 195-foot-tall cell phone tower in a Mequon back yard are a step closer to becoming law.
Cedarburg seeking firm to create a marketing brand for the city 07-20-2017
CEDARBURG — A community-based steering committee is seeking a consultant to head a Cedarburg brand strengthening initiative.
Reilly supports bills against 'dark store' tax assessments
WAUKESHA - Mayor Shawn Reilly recently traveled to the state Capitol to give favorable testimony for two bills that would curb big-box stores asking for lower tax assessments based on the "dark store theory."
Kwik Trip to acquire PDQ’s 34 stores in state 07-20-2017
NEW BERLIN — The growing Kwik Trip gas and convenience store chain is about to get larger, and officials in New Berlin are hoping they are along for the ride.
Black Bear Bottling to close its doors 07-19-2017
OAK CREEK — Longtime maker of flavored sodas Black Bear Bottling announced it will close its doors in less than two months.
Franz named R&R Insurance chief operating officer 07-19-2017
WAUKESHA —On Wednesday, R&R Insurance Services announced Michael Franz was recently named its chief operating officer.
Annex Wealth Management to open in Pfister Hotel 07-19-2017
MILWAUKEE — Elm Grove-based Annex Wealth Management will open its fifth location and first in Milwaukee in the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.
Becky’s Blissful Bakery crafts Cold Brew Caramels 07-19-2017
NEW BERLIN — Caramel maker Becky’s Blissful Bakery announced through its partnership with Milwaukee-based Stone Creek Coffee it has created Cold Brew Caramels.
Land purchase for Hartford hotel to close this week 07-19-2017
Two homes still standing on the construction site of Hartford’s new downtown hotel will come crashing down soon.
West Bend’s future business leaders take national challenge 07-19-2017
At the end of June, five students from the West Bend High Schools flew to Anaheim, California, to compete in several categories at the Future Business Leaders of America national competition.
Panel OKs pair of tourism spending requests 07-19-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - An outside consultant will not be hired, but a panel tasked with making tourism spending decisions did give the green light Tuesday to move forward with a baseball-related campaign and an enhancement to Taste of Lake Country.
Some Woodman's shoppers to be awarded for buying healthfully 07-19-2017
WAUKESHA - Eating healthy, well-balanced meals often costs more than preparing prepacked, high-calorie meals, but a partnership between Woodman's Food Markets and Healthy Savings is intended to make eating well less expensive.
Austrian company acquires Gehl Foods operation 07-19-2017
WEST BEND - The Gehl Foods Bottling operation on Rail Way in West Bend was acquired by Alpla Inc., an Austrian-based company, on June 1 for $5.4 million.
Highly unlikely Foxconn could be lured to Waukesha County 07-19-2017
BROOKFIELD - The numbers associated with Foxconn's proposal to come to Wisconsin make it very appealing: a $7 billion plant that would employ as many as 10,000 people.
Cedarburg Plan Commission approves architectural design for Arrabelle 07-18-2017
CEDARBURG — Arrabelle apartments proposed for downtown Cedarburg received architectural design approval Thursday during a city Plan Commission meeting.
Lower sales of new motorcycles ding Harley-Davidson 07-18-2017
MILWAUKEE — Shares in Harley-Davidson tumbled nearly 10 percent after the company reported lagging retail sales and shipments as new riders opted for used motorcycles over newer, more expensive ones.
Grafton celebrates TownePlace Suites by Marriott groundbreaking 07-18-2017
Construction of the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel at 1601 Gateway Drive in Grafton officially got underway June 28 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site just southeast of the intersection of Interstate 43 and Highway 60.
Business grants available 07-18-2017
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization is offering a matching grant of up to $75,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
Thiensville bank building coming down
THIENSVILLE — The bank building that has sat vacant at 200 Green Bay Road for the last 10 years likely will be coming down.
Old Pick ’n Save thorn in Grafton’s side
GRAFTON — A former Mexican restaurant building and a private home are among the properties being eyed for redevelopment in Grafton.
Century Fence a mark of permanence in Wisconsin 07-18-2017
PEWAUKEE - After 100 years in business, the Bryants, owners of Century Fence, say they still get a rush from seeing signs of their company’s work along highways and on fences around landmarks like Lambeau Field in Green Bay and Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
Local tourism groups seeking grant funding 07-18-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - A pair of organizations aimed at promoting tourism in and near the village and City of Pewaukee are seeking grant dollars to further their efforts.
House of Guinness sold 07-18-2017
WAUKESHA - Many memories have been made at Waukesha’s House of Guinness since it opened in 2000, especially if you’ve attended Carroll University during those years. And for new owners and Carroll graduates Ian Cliffe and Ellie Martin Cliffe that also holds true.
Waukesha-based NEXT Electric sold to IES Holdings 07-18-2017
WAUKESHA - NEXT Electric, LLC has sold 80 percent of its membership interest to IES Holdings, Inc., according to a Monday announcement.
Nonprofit group announces purchase of West Bend Theatre 07-17-2017
The Historic West Bend Theatre Inc. announced Friday it purchased the West Bend Theatre and plans to restore the downtown facility that was built in 1929.
Shumway Dental plans new, larger Slinger office 07-16-2017
If all goes as planned, Shumway Dental could be operating out of a new location in April.
Pizza Ranch proposed for Waukesha 07-16-2017
WAUKESHA - Serving pizza, salads and chicken on its famous buffet, chain restaurant Pizza Ranch is looking to open its first southeastern Wisconsin location in Waukesha.
Marcus to add DreamLounger seats to all Ridge auditoriums 07-15-2017
NEW BERLIN - As Marcus Theatres continues to invest in its movie theaters around the area, it announced this week that it will add DreamLounger recliner seating to every auditorium in the Ridge Cinema in New Berlin, as well as to the North Shore Cinema in Mequon.
Businessman offers a hand to the ‘underdog’ 07-14-2017
Some business owners take on the responsibility of serving and giving back to their community.
Solstice Health connects doctors and patients 07-14-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Solstice Health has a different way of thinking when it comes to health care, and that is by getting rid of the need for insurance.
Generation Growth Capital invests in car wash equipment biz 07-13-2017
MILWAUKEE —  Generation Growth Capital Fund III, LP, a Milwaukee-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies, and Harrell’s Car Wash Systems, Inc., announced Thursday they have acquired New England Car Wash Equipment, LLC.
Fitzgerald: Legislation likely to help lure Foxconn 07-13-2017
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Senate's top Republican says the Legislature may have to pass a bill to help induce a Taiwanese technology company to bring a plant to Wisconsin.
Chicago Sun-Times sold to former politician and investors
CHICAGO — An investor group led by former Chicago alderman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor on Wednesday bought the Chicago Sun-Times, keeping the city’s No. 2 paper in business and ending a bid by the Chicago Tribune’s owner to acquire its longtime rival.
A beer garden in Oconomowoc? 07-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Both rotating and permanent beer gardens are sprouting up throughout Waukesha County and some city officials have expressed interest in helping that craze spread to Oconomowoc.
Fowler Lake Village still must pass city requirements 07-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The remaining hurdles Fowler Lake Village faces could be cleared soon if the proposed development passes the city’s remaining tests.
Steps taken to ease Town Center parking programs 07-13-2017
MEQUON — While it awaits results of a comprehensive $50,000 study, Mequon officials announced several short-term steps Tuesday aimed at alleviating parking woes in the Town Center.
Self-storage advances in town of Grafton 07-13-2017
GRAFTON — The Town of Grafton Plan Commission last week approved the conditional use permit for a new self-storage business at 1927 Highway W.
Ott's cell tower plan clears Assembly 07-13-2017
MEQUON - The ideas in a bill state Rep. Jim Ott introduced this winter in response to a company's plan to build a 195-foot-tall cellphone tower in a Mequon back yard are a step closer to becoming law.
Raised Grain beer wins gold at international contest 07-13-2017
WAUKESHA - Raised Grain Brewing Co. took home the gold for its Spring City Saison beer during an international competition this past weekend.
High demand for homes in June drives market 07-13-2017
WAUKESHA COUNTY - Those looking to sell a home in Waukesha County this summer are in luck. Homes in the area are selling quicker and for higher prices than they were a year ago, and that's not expected to change any time soon.
Citing competition, Brennan’s announces store closures 07-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Famous for its unique and tasty cheese and sausage products and fresh produce, Brennan’s Market will close its five locations Sept. 30.
CIBM Bank parent company’s income is $1M during second quarter 07-12-2017
WAUKESHA —On Wednesday, the holding company of CIBM Bank, CIB Marine Bancsharess, announced its net income for the second quarter was $1 million.
Federal appeals court upholds Wisconsin right-to-work law 07-12-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A federal appeals court panel has upheld Wisconsin's right-to-work law.
GO Riteway celebrates 60 years in business 07-12-2017
For any company to stay in business for 50 years, it's an achievement, but Go Riteway Transportation Group has exceeded that benchmark.
West Bend Mutual supports Wisconsin long-term care facilities with grants 07-12-2017
West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. announced Thursday it has partnered with LeadingAge Wisconsin to award Safe Resident Assistance Endowment grants to seven long-term care facilities.
Northwestern Mutual to help Milwaukee with $1 million in grants 07-11-2017
MILWAUKEE — Through the Northwestern Mutual foundation, more than $1 million in grants will be contributed to 25 nonprofits through the company’s neighborhood grants program.
Diamond Discs purchases larger Milwaukee facility 07-11-2017
MILWAUKEE —Diamond Discs International, Inc. has purchased a larger facility for its corporate headquarters at 9300 W. Heather Ave.
Branching out 07-11-2017
CEDARBURG — In the 30 years since she opened her first store in Cedarburg, Robin Parsons has seen some distinct changes.
Brandywine to feature the best of Wisconsin
CEDARBURG — It’s a classic case of “one thing led to another.” A longtime chef seeks the perfect spot to open a restaurant of his own, and before you know it, he and his the family are living above a business in downtown Cedarburg, prepping the first level for a new eatery.
Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn planned for The Corridor
BROOKFIELD - Hawkeye Hotels wants to operate two hotels inside The Corridor development off Bluemound Road: a nearly 71,000-square-foot Fairfield Inn and a nearly 68,500-square-foot Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites.
Becker Auto Body a constant amid change
BROOKFIELD - It is safe to say the Brookfield and Elm Grove area is the fertile crescent of retail development and shopping in Wisconsin.
Broan-Nu Tone sells Best Kitchen Ventilation Business to Electrolux Group 07-08-2017
HARTFORD — Broan-NuTone LLC announced the sale of the Best Kitchen Ventilation EMEA Business to Electrolux Group on Friday.
Finding Opportunities 07-08-2017
WAUKESHA —When Spring City Restaurant and Rox Bar & Grille owners Peter and Dennis Hronis see an opportunity for their business, they seize it.
US employers add strong 222K jobs; jobless rate at 4.4 pct. 07-07-2017
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy.
Fracaro’s Lanes to be razed 07-07-2017
WAUKESHA — For months, the burned-out Fracaro’s has stood as a reminder of the fun it once offered, but soon it will be demolished.
Brookfield Town Board likes movie theater proposal 07-06-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — No action was taken during Wednesday’s Town Board meeting, but its members gave a sort-of verbal thumbs up to a movie theater proposal for The Corners of Brookfield, said Town Administrator Tom Hagie.
Pyramax Bank partners with Milwaukee on Harambee mortgage initiative 07-06-2017
GREENFIELD —PyraMax Bank is committing $1 million to help fund the purchase and rehabilitation of houses in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood.
Antique, craft retail shop coming to town 07-06-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — A resale shop offering antiques, crafts and plants will open for business provided it meets the conditions set forth by the town Plan Commission.
Thieves target businesses, construction sites 07-06-2017
GRAFTON — A string of burglaries has been reported in the town of Grafton over the past several weeks, with construction supplies disappearing overnight.
Alterations unlimited during downtown construction 07-06-2017
WAUKESHA — While many are awaiting the rapidly approaching end of downtown construction, one business owner whose brightly colored storefront was encroached upon by orange cones and road blockades says business has actually increased during the months-long project.
BuySeasons bought by costume competitor company
NEW BERLIN —Costume and accessories retailer Buy Seasons, Inc., has been acquired by a competitor, Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc.
Sendik’s opens Fresh2GO location in Hales Corners 07-05-2017
HALES CORNERS — A Sendik’s Fresh2GO is scheduled to open Friday at 5101 S. 108th St., capping off a run of five new store openings in eight months, Sendik’s Food Markets announced Wednesday.
Sales fall for Detroit 3 in June amid industry slowdown
DETROIT — Sales in June fell 7 percent at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, 5.1 percent for Ford and 4.7 percent for General Motors amid a broader industry decline now entering its sixth consecutive month.
Variety focuses on one characteristic at downtown West Bend business 07-05-2017
Many people have passions in their life, but only a subset of those can turn them into a living. That is what the co-owners of Curious Apothecary have accomplished.
Female leaders in commerce 07-05-2017
MUKWONAGO — April Reszka started out as a volunteer at the Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce and eventually became executive director.
Local center specializes in helping women going through divorce 07-05-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Rhonda Noordyk opened the Women’s Financial Wellness Center in 2014 as a financial coaching hub for women seeking guidance with their money.
At 45, Cousins Subs focuses on staying fresh 07-05-2017
WAUKESHA —The fast casual restaurant industry is highly competitive, but at 45 years of age, Cousins Subs has a handle on the Wisconsin market and is starting to expand into Chicagoland.
Gander Mountain locations to close Aug. 30 07-03-2017
WAUKESHA — The nine Wisconsin Gander Mountain stores that will close, as previously announced, will lock their doors Aug. 30.
Mequon clinic to open this fall 07-03-2017
MEQUON — The new Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Mequon Health Center will bring a wide array of health care services to the area, according to a news release.
Tecumseh building to get permanent tenant 07-03-2017
GRAFTON — The Tecumseh building in Grafton has a stable tenant coming in for the first time in nearly 10 years.
Rezoning approved for Gehl Foods property 06-30-2017
Gehl Foods has cleared one hurdle to complete an expansion of its production facility along Main Street in Germantown.
Papa Stache serves up personality on a plate 06-30-2017
BIG BEND - Just like Ralph Llanas has his own style, so does his restaurant and bar Papa Stache Pub & Eatery on Big Bend Drive.
Homeowners optimistic about economy, choosing not to sell just yet 06-30-2017
WAUKESHA - While many Waukesha County homeowners think it's a good time to buy and sell a house, most are waiting to sell their homes, according to a recent regional real estate study.
Downtown Hardee's site without offers after Mad Rooster ended deal 06-30-2017
WAUKESHA - With the owner of the Mad Rooster Cafe sentenced to more than a year in prison for tax fraud, the business' plan to move into the former Hardee's site downtown is dead in the water, a property manager said Thursday.
Arrabelle design nearing approval 06-29-2017
CEDARBURG — A more concrete image of Arrabelle is forming as architectural designs for the 69-unit multifamily development faced Cedarburg Plan Commission review Monday.
Sendik's celebrates Waukesha store opening 06-29-2017
WAUKESHA - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the new Sendik's location at 701 Meadowbrook Road in Waukesha.
Van Horn Latino opens larger Milwaukee dealership 06-28-2017
MILWAUKEE — Van Horn Latino, the Latino population-focused dealership of the Van Horn Automotive Group, is celebrating its new larger location on West Loomis Road in Milwaukee.
Sendik’s to open small format store on Marquette campus
MILWAUKEE —A small-format Sendik’s is planned for the Marquette University campus on the northeast corner of 16th and West Wells streets.
Last hurdle cleared 06-28-2017
HARTFORD — Ground is expected to be broken on a new downtown hotel around Aug. 1. On Tuesday night the development agreement between the city and Cobblestone Hotel Development LLC was given unanimous approval by the Common Council.
Getting back to her roots 06-28-2017
Consider the Lilies has offered floral arrangements for about six and a half years, but just recently found a retail location in downtown West Bend at 136 S. Main St.
New condo development possible in Hartford 06-28-2017
South Wilson Avenue could be the site of a new condominium development in Hartford if a developer gets the answers he’s seeking.
Landmark Credit Union breaks ground on Muskego site 06-27-2017
MUSKEGO —Construction was started on the newest Landmark Credit Union location in Muskego with a ground-breaking ceremony on June 21.
Kohl’s names Besanko as chief financial officer 06-27-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced Tuesday it has appointed Bruce H. Besanko to the position of chief financial officer, which he will assume July 10.
West Bend officials support bills to combat ‘dark store’ appraisals 06-27-2017
Members of the West Bend Common Council are closely observing two legislative proposals, mindful their fate will have significant consequences for area residents.
MSI General to build Burlington church 06-27-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Grace Church of Burlington has selected MSI General Corporation to design and construct a new church facility located on Plank Road in the Town of Burlington, according to an announcement.
Wisconsin business leaders raise concerns on highway tolling 06-27-2017
MADISON - Wisconsin business leaders say a plan to introduce highway tolling to help pay for road work could hurt the economy.
After 45 years Mufflers and Pipes shifts name, ownership 06-27-2017
WAUKESHA - What started as a specialty muffler and pipe shop in 1972, has officially entered a new era by changing its antiquated moniker to Waukesha Auto Repair: Mufflers and Pipes.
9-screen movie theater proposed for The Corners 06-25-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Preliminary plans for a nine-screen movie theater at The Corners of Brookfield will be discussed by Town of Brookfield administration next week with more details likely to be revealed.
Badger Burger Company opens in Mukwonago 06-23-2017
MUKWONAGO —Specializing in Wisconsin products, the Badger Burger Company opened its doors Thursday in downtown Mukwonago.
Businesses, residents near Erin Hills react to the U.S. Open 06-23-2017
One thousand five hundred pounds of pork, 1,000 pounds of brisket and 600 pounds of his signature, now-famous chipotle bacon mac-n-cheese — those are just a few of The Barbecue Co.’s best sellers last week while the U.S. Open golf championship was at Erin Hills, less than a mile away from the restaurant.
Stickin’ with a good thing 06-23-2017
For nearly six years Melanie Reish has managed the Westbury Bank branch in downtown West Bend, but her time there started about 15 years ago.
Safety is key at MetalTek 06-23-2017
WAUKESHA — MetalTek International has surpassed two million man-hours worked without a lost-time incident at the Centrifugal Division in Waukesha, 905 E. St. Paul Ave.
Safway completes merger to expand footprint 06-23-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The Safway Group completed its merger Thursday with Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services.
Sears announces Southridge store closing
GREENDALE - Sears Holdings announced Thursday it will close its Southridge Mall store, 5200 S. 76th St., making it the second anchor that will close at the mall.
Wisconsin crafter beverage makers form coalition 06-22-2017
MADISON — Independent producers of craft beverages have united to create the Wisconsin Craft Beverage Coalition to promote, protect, and defend the state’s craft beverage industry.
Nordstrom Rack to open in Bayshore Town Center 06-22-2017
GLENDALE — A Nordstrom Rack store is scheduled to open in Bayshore Town Center in Glendale in fall 2018.
‘Woof-Men’ business owner 06-22-2017
BROOKFIELD — Allison Dunlop opened Integrative Veterinary Service in Brookfield in 2014, following in the footsteps of a beloved family member.
A woman and her clock shop 06-22-2017
WAUKESHA — Karen White and her husband, Edward, opened the Little Swiss Clock Shop in 1968 in downtown Waukesha and a lot has changed since the shop first opened, including its name.
U.S. Open brought energy, business to Oconomowoc 06-22-2017
OCONOMOWOC — While the Sunday ending of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills makes it difficult to discern how much of an impact the golf tournament had on Oconomowoc, there is no doubt the event did indeed have a positive influence on local businesses.
Classic Traditions building bought by local civic leader
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg resident Chris Smith is “Bringing Wall Street to Main Street … ” with his newly incorporated business, Cedar Creek Wealth Management.
Plans for Grafton town business on hold 06-22-2017
GRAFTON — Another storage business is looking to locate in the town of Grafton, but has faced a few hurdles at the start.
Homestead to get on-campus Kohler Credit Union branch
MEQUON — Kohler Credit Union will locate a small branch in the lobby of the Homestead High School field house as part of a sponsorship agreement that could funnel $150,000 to the school district over 15 years.
The county connect 06-22-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Since Eric Isbister and his wife Mary bought the Mequon-based metal fabrication business GenMet Corp. in 1999, they have struggled with filling open positions; and they are not alone.
MOWA hosts business leaders for Women’s Forum event
One of the most famous lines in Hollywood history goes like this: “If you build it, they will come.”
Study: 70% of Americans identify as middle class despite decline in household income 06-22-2017
MILWAUKEE- Despite the number of middle-income households dropping in the United States, a recent study by Northwestern Mutual found that seven in 10, or 70 percent, of American adults ages 18 and older view themselves as middle class.
Unemployment rates drop to record lows locally, statewide 06-22-2017
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to near-record lows this year, and Waukesha County's rate is one of the lowest in the state.
Developing the future 06-22-2017
WAUKESHA - Smart and lucrative city development was the big theme at Mayor Shawn Reilly's breakfast meeting on Wednesday morning, paired with an update on the rebranding efforts in downtown Waukesha that are ultimately meant to bring people to the area and boost city revenue.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield exits health care exchange 06-21-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield said Wednesday it is pulling out of the federal health care exchange in Wisconsin.
Arhaus to open in The Corners on July 1 06-21-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Stores continue to open their doors in The Corners of Brookfield with the latest being Arhaus on July 1.
ARI Network Services to be acquired for about $140 million 06-21-2017
MILWAUKEE — Software tools and marketing services provider ARI Network Services, Inc. has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of True Wind Capital Management, LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in leading technology companies.
Making it work in a small town 06-21-2017
RICHFIELD — Dr. Michelle Defer believes her chiropractic practice has been in existence for nearly 30 years because of her honesty with patients and because she helps them overcome whatever problems bring them into her office at the Hubertus Chiropractor Clinic.
Nissen Staffing Continuum adds TechRecruiters 06-21-2017
WAUKESHA - Nissen Staffing Continuum has partnered with TechRecruiters in order to fill clients' technical staffing needs.
Council would allow gas stations' beer, wine sales 06-21-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The Common Council decided it would allow gas stations to sell beer and wine at area gas stations during its meeting on Monday night, said City Clerk Kelly Tarczewski.
New apprenticeship program launches at WCTC 06-21-2017
PEWAUKEE - The Department of Workforce Development highlighted the launch of a new Mechatronics Technician Registered Apprenticeship program for Wisconsin manufacturers during an information session on Monday at the Waukesha County Technical College Generac Integrated Manufacturing Lab.
Former Sears Auto site could give way to hotel, conference center 06-21-2017
BROOKFIELD - A recently emptied auto repair center building on the southern perimeter of Brookfield Square could give way to a hotel and conference center.
Official warns Illinois finances in 'massive crisis mode'
CHICAGO — During the two-and-a-half years Illinois has gone without a state budget, the previously little-known office of comptroller has had the unenviable job of essentially sitting at the kitchen table trying to figure out how to pay the bills.
First Weber CEO stepping down 06-20-2017
MADISON — First Weber Realtors announced CEO Jim Imhoff will vacate the position as of July 1, but will remain chairman.
Marcus Theatres to open new theater concept June 30 06-20-2017
MILWAUKEE —Marcus Theatres will open its new concept BistroPlex adjacent to Southridge Mall at 9 a.m. June 30.
Allegiant to launch service from Gen. Mitchell airport 06-20-2017
MILWAUKEE —Allegiant, an airline that mainly flies out of small cities, announced it will begin service in Milwaukee out of General Mitchell International Airport.
After U.S. Open, what’s next for Erin Hills? 06-20-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — When the final putt fell Sunday and Brooks Koepka was awarded the U.S. Open Championship trophy, two questions immediately surfaced: What’s next for Erin Hills? And will the U.S. Open be back?
Richmond Investment Services moves to larger location
MEQUON — When Richmond Investment Services moved to a bigger location over the winter, owner Matt Richmond hoped to provide his clients with a variety of finance-related services under one roof.
Erin Hills architects happy with U.S. Open 06-20-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — At a new venue for the 2017 U.S. Open, there were a lot of unknowns — among them the winning score.
Growing a community 06-20-2017
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO - The town will be seeing a new farm-type development on Highway NN that includes a community chicken coop, garden and more.
Milwaukee Film announces 31-year lease of Oriental Theatre
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Film has announced the acquisition of a 31-year lease to operate the Oriental Theatre beginning July 1, 2018.
Kleefisch says she talked with Foxconn two years ago
MADISON — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said Monday she first talked two years ago with officials from a Taiwanese company that builds iPhones and other electronics about considering expanding in Wisconsin.
Yamaha acquires Kracor, Inc. Rotational Molding 06-19-2017
MILWAUKEE — Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. announced Monday it acquired the assets of Milwaukee-based Kracor, Inc., a rotational molding manufacturer.
Hartford industrial machine repair business to expand
Monday, Hartford’s Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit and site plan for the construction of a new building at 2240 Industrial Way in the Dodge Industrial Park.
Sweet relief?  06-17-2017
WAUKESHA — After licensing fees, business insurance, hourly commercial kitchen rental, ingredients and farmers market costs, it’s tough for small-scale bakers in Wisconsin to rake in enough dough to make it.
Oconomowoc’s own little European gift shop 06-17-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pulling up to the Weather-Vane gift shop will surely throw a first-time visitor for a loop. At first glance, the shop doesn’t look like an actual business at all.
For the love of the game 06-16-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Without an army of 5,500 volunteers, many visitors to the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills might end up heading in the wrong direction or going through the week confused with unanswered questions.
Council to consider alcohol sales by gas stations 06-16-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The possibility of beer and alcohol sales at area gas stations will be discussed at the next Common Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, W240-N3065 Pewaukee Road.
CycleBar Studio to open in The Corners 06-16-2017
BROOKFIELD - A high-energy cycling workout studio that promises to offer a concert-like atmosphere will open later this year in The Corners of Brookfield.
Waukesha's first Sendik's to open June 24 06-16-2017
WAUKESHA - The first Sendik's Food Markets location in Waukesha will open Saturday, June 24, on Meadowbrook Road in the Meadowbrook Marketplace.
USGA: US Open will generate $120M for Wisconsin economy
ERIN, Wis. — The USGA says the U.S. Open at Erin Hills will generate about $120 million for Wisconsin's economy.
Wisconsin unemployment drops to 3.1 percent in May
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since October 1999.
Morrissett ‘instrumental’ in bringing championship to Erin Hills 06-15-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Jim Reinhart, general chairman for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills Golf Course, called John Morrissett “our MVP for behind the scenes.”
Avalon Square exterior under construction 06-15-2017
WAUKESHA — Avalon Square is going through some exterior changes that could last several months, but will better prevent water from seeping into apartments when finished.
USGA boosts fan experience with technology 06-15-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Technology has fostered faster and more intricate communication among people, and many organizations, including the United States Golf Association, are taking advantage of it to enhance fan experience.
Work underway on Grafton’s TownPlace Suites 06-15-2017
GRAFTON — Public utility work is nearly complete on the planned TownePlace Suites Hotel east of Interstate 43 and Highway 60, according to Grafton Public Works Director Amber Thomas.
Händen Distillery to open in September 06-15-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg will welcome Händen Distillery to its downtown this summer.
August Weber license renewal comes amid new probe
CEDARBURG — The August Weber Haus was granted renewal of its liquor license for the coming year, but with the license comes news that its holder is part of a new police investigation.
Hartford OKs site assessment grant agreement 06-15-2017
HARTFORD — City officials have approved an agreement with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. that could bring the city $150,000 in grant money.
Foxconn, assembler of iPhones, eyes Wisconsin for plant 06-14-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people and give Gov. Scott Walker a huge political boost as he prepares to run for re-election.
Horicon Bank joins exclusive club 06-14-2017
Horicon Bank announced June 6 it earned an “Outstanding” CRA rating, the highest rating available from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Networking leads to growth opportunities for local businesses 06-14-2017
Businesses that belong to the area’s chambers of commerce not only have access to the organization’s resources, they can also leverage connections among entrepreneurs throughout Washington County.
Rockwell Automation partners with ManpowerGroup to train veterans 06-13-2017
MILWAUKEE — To help military veterans and increase the workforce available for manufacturing jobs, Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup announced Tuesday a partnership to train veterans.
Kalahari Resorts to expand Wisconsin Dells facility 06-13-2017
WISCONSIN DELLS — Kalahari Resorts plans to add 130,000 square feet to its Wisconsin Dells facility, as well as its Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania location.
Wisconsin Kmart closures to affect 239 workers 06-13-2017
WAUKESHA — When Kmart Corporation shutters three of its Wisconsin locations, 239 workers will lose their jobs.
Farm-related manufacturing finds a home in county 06-13-2017
The agricultural industry in Washington County has brought green to more than area fields.
Inventory continues to present a challenge to Ozaukee County real estate market 06-13-2017
CEDARBURG — Real estate inventory continues to be an issue in Ozaukee County and throughout the country as recent May home sales data indicate, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Mila’s European Bakery re-opens storefront 06-13-2017
THIENSVILLE — Mila Kofman and her husband immigrated to America in 1979 with two children and $500 in their pockets. With a degree in food technology and a strong passion for baking, she opened her small retail bakery just two years after her arrival.
Conditional use permit granted for new Hartford hotel
HARTFORD — Groundbreaking on a downtown hotel appears more and more likely to take place by July 1 after the city’s Plan Commission Monday night unanimously approved a conditional use permit to allow construction to take place on lots 100-106 E. Sumner St.
‘It’s pretty historic’ 06-13-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — At 34, Aaron Jinkerson, a native of Wentzville, Missouri, about 45 minutes west of St. Louis, is finally doing something he’s waited 22 years to do: attend one of professional golf’s four majors.
Championship week begins 06-13-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — For seven years, every nail banged into a siding, every pile of dirt moved, every tweak to Erin Hills Golf Course was done with the 2017 U.S. Open Championship in mind.
Free home given to veteran 06-13-2017
WAUKESHA - A free home in the Dunbar Oaks subdivision was presented to Army Specialist Philip Olson and his family Saturday morning.
Homeowners confident in regional economy 06-13-2017
WAUKESHA - When the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors recently surveyed homeowners in the greater Milwaukee area, they learned that the overall perception of the regional economy is strong, but that they are concerned about national politics and policies.
G2 Insurance Services acquires MacGillis & Company
BROOKFIELD — G2 Insurance Services announced that it recently acquired MacGillis & Company, a longtime independent insurance agency formerly in Wauwatosa.
Heaven City introduces more family friendly menu 06-12-2017
MUKWONAGO — The Villa at Heaven City, famous for its gangster history, has long been known as a restaurant for special occasions, but Owner and Executive Chef Robert Klemm seeks to change that with his new menu.
More than meets the eye 06-12-2017
MILWAUKEE — Before arriving in the Milwaukee area three years ago, Charles and Connie Bailey called Chicago home. Earlier this year, they brought a cosmopolitan sensibility reminiscent of the Windy City to one of the many historic buildings dotting Kinnickinnic Avenue.
Teddy Greenstein: Erin Hills: a short, strange trip to landing the US Open 06-12-2017
Turn-of-the-20th-century clubs dominate the list of U.S. Open venues: Shinnecock Hills (established in 1891), Pinehurst (1895), Oakmont (1903). Then there’s Erin Hills.
A dicey US Open topic: Erin Hills founder Bob Lang 06-12-2017
The builders of this captivating golf course have known for more than seven years that the 2017 U.S. Open would come to Erin Hills.
EPIC Creative to relocate to former Delta Defense building 06-11-2017
EPIC Creative is expected to move its corporate headquarters to the former Delta Defense building in downtown West Bend on Sept. 1 to accommodate the growth of the company.
Brown Deer artist has Erin Hills pottery featured in U.S. Open merchandise tent
TOWN OF ERIN — There are more than 250 vendors selling merchandise at this year’s 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
Family of Milwaukee blacksmiths makes logo sculpture for Erin Hills 06-11-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — For Kent Knapp, there is a soul and a lively energy that goes into creating something with his hands. After all, his love for blues music is what brought him to the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills.
Burlap & Lace Marketplace moves into large downtown storefront 06-10-2017
WAUKESHA - Burlap & Lace Marketplace has moved - but not too far. The store abruptly had to leave its location from Grand Avenue to Main Street a couple of months ago, but this unfortunate situation has become a good thing.
MCW receives $37.8M for refining medical education 06-09-2017
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, the Medical College of Wisconsin announced that it has been gifted $37.8 million dollars from the Kern family and the Kern Family Foundation.
Dancing to their own beat 06-09-2017
WAUKESHA — Liberty Dance Center, 404 Travis Lane, is offering a free dance education program for children with special needs with the help of Darby’s Dancers, a national nonprofit dance organization.
Like Christmas for Golf Lovers 06-09-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — For the last several weeks, anyone who drove past Erin Hills Golf Course would likely have seen an enormous white tent being constructed.
Ground broken for Eagles Landing development 06-08-2017
OCONOMOWOC — One of the more significant projects in Oconomowoc is underway as Mark and Sue Neumann broke ground on Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle on Tuesday afternoon.
Contract still not finalized for Ixonia Fireman’s Hall lease
IXONIA — Starting mid-October, the purpose of the storied Ixonia Firemen’s Hall will change completely and an area woman is likely to be the person behind the transformation.
Chemical scare in Pabst Farms found to be a false alarm
SUMMIT — A report of trespassing into an abandoned Pabst Road building yielded an emergency check for crystal methamphetamine production, but which ended up negative.
Filling up fast 06-08-2017
GRAFTON — The Lumberyard 1505 development rising in downtown Grafton isn’t waiting to open before leasing out units.
Wisconsin adds 5,100 manufacturing jobs 06-08-2017
WAUKESHA - April was a strong month for employers in Wisconsin, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, which showed the state added jobs.
Fiserv named to FORTUNE 500 list of largest U.S. companies 06-08-2017
BROOKFIELD - Financial services technology solutions provider Fiserv has been named to the 63rd annual FORTUNE 500.
New taco 'station' in downtown Waukesha 06-08-2017
WAUKESHA - It all started in Texas.
Hard to tell when former Sentry storefront will be filled 06-08-2017
OCONOMOWOC - The grass surrounding the storefront at 630 E. Wisconsin Ave. still grows, but business remains dead since Sentry left the facility empty in 2009.
SaintA in Milwaukee to end residential program 06-07-2017
MILWAUKEE —SaintA informed the state Wednesday it will end its residential program offered at its main campus in Milwaukee, affecting 82 positions.
Report: Wisconsin lost manufacturing jobs in 2016 06-07-2017
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin was among 28 states losing manufacturing jobs in 2016 and the state continues to trail the national rate of overall job creation, according to new figures released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
CUW focuses on young professionals 06-07-2017
MEQUON — For the second year in a row, Concordia University Wisconsin has been named the exclusive education partner for NEWaukee, a social architecture firm headquartered in downtown Milwaukee.
Spectator parking lot for U.S. Open moved to Washington County Fair Park 06-07-2017
The United States Golf Association announced Tuesday it has relocated one of the two main complimentary spectator parking lots for the 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
New art gallery opens in West Bend
Ric Hartman, a collector of early Wisconsin art, opened the Gallery of Wisconsin Art on Saturday with a ceremony held at the West Bend museum.
Making green on the greens 06-07-2017
With an average of 150 acres of land and more than half of that in maintained turf on 18-hole courses, it may come as little surprise that maintaining a golf course is the main cost for much of the golf industry.
Eau Claire Press Co. sold to APG 06-07-2017
The Eau Claire Press Company, a fourth-and-fifth-generation family-owned media company, is being sold to Minneapolis-based Adams Publishing Group.
Learn about The Construction Boom on June 16 06-07-2017
MILWAUKEE - The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will have a panel discussion on "The Construction Boom!" during its June 16 breakfast meeting.
Elmbrook Rotary Club to name Business Person of the Year 06-07-2017
ELM GROVE - The Elmbrook Rotary Club is accepting applications for the Business Person of the Year Award, which will recognize a successful individual from Brookfield or Elm Grove who is service-minded.
Pewaukee Plaza gains familiar tenant: Ashley Furniture 06-07-2017
PEWAUKEE - Ashley Furniture Home Store is expected to return to its former location at Pewaukee Plaza, 1268 Capitol Drive, Sept. 1, a decade after it left.
Board places moratorium on electronic signage 06-07-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — After receiving a pair of requests, Town of Brookfield officials have decided to put the brakes on new electronic signage outside commercial establishments through at least the end of the year.
Renovation complete at Waukesha County Airport 06-06-2017
WAUKESHA - Atlantic Aviation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand reopening event celebrating the finished renovation to the Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field's executive terminal on Monday.
Home listings, sale prices decline, Realtors group says
CEDARBURG — Although active listings in Ozaukee County for April increased by 23 compared to March, year-over-year active listings for April declined 10 percent to 457 from 508, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Dave’s Bagel & Bread to close 06-06-2017
CEDARBURG — Dave’s Bagel & Bread Café on Cedarburg’s south side, offering breakfast and lunch sandwiches, fresh-squeezed orange juice and smoothies and bagels, breads and muffins made from scratch, will close at the end of this year.
Solving real-world challenges 06-06-2017
NEW BERLIN - High school students from New Berlin Eisenhower and New Berlin West high schools participated in the school district's first-ever Pitch Night for Advanced Innovation and Design students.
VR City Zone opens in Brookfield 06-06-2017
BROOKFIELD - The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new VR City Zone on Thursday.
ProHealth Care to provide sports medicine services at Carroll 06-06-2017
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care has entered into an exclusive agreement with Carroll University to provide sports medicine services to student athletes, faculty, coaches and staff of the university’s recreational and organized sports teams.
Former Milwaukee Beer Museum building sold 06-06-2017
MILWAUKEE -The Barry Company announced in a Monday news release that it has sold a 4,440-square-foot property to Gravity Real Estate, LLC.
MSI General selected to build new Plasti-Coil addition
OCONOMOWOC - MSI General Corporation has been selected to design and build an addition to Plasti-Coil's existing facility.
Einstein bagels and Caribou Coffee now open 06-05-2017
WAUKESHA — Get your coffee and bagel fix on Sunset Drive in Waukesha now that the Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee location has opened.
Tenants move into Riverwalk Apartments 06-03-2017
HARTLAND — Residents have moved into two of the three buildings of the Riverwalk Apartments as of April 1, Village Administrator David Cox said.
US hiring pullback suggests firms are straining to fill jobs
WASHINGTON — Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?
Groundbreaking looms for E.H. Wolf office building 06-02-2017
SLINGER — Two years of planning could finally come to fruition later this month when construction is expected to begin on a two-floor and nearly 15,000-square-foot office building for E.H. Wolf and Sons.
Building purchased in Milwaukee in memory of Rev. Joel Kinlow 06-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Barry Company announced Thursday that it’s completed a sale of a commercial building at 7841 W. Appleton Ave.
Center for growth study helps locate best areas of development 06-02-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Center for Growth on Thursday announced that a study has found opportunities for long-term growth within the county.
Wisconsin boaters, dealers struggle with mechanic shortage
MILWAUKEE — A severe industry-wide shortage of mechanics has alarmed Wisconsin boat dealers and owners alike as summer returns, and there's no sign that conditions will improve anytime soon.
US job market looks solid 8 years after recession ended
WASHINGTON — Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth.
Delta Defense celebrates opening of new facility in West Bend 06-01-2017
Local, state and federal officials gathered to commemorate the opening of a facility for one of the area’s prominent companies.
Colectivo opens first location outside Wisconsin 06-01-2017
MILWAUKEE - Colectivo Coffee recently opened its first-ever location outside Wisconsin.
Heritage Place of Brookfield acquired by Capri Senior Communities 06-01-2017
WAUKESHA - On Wednesday, Capri Senior Communities announced it has purchased Heritage Place of Brookfield, a 90-unit senior living community located near North Avenue and Calhoun Road.
MetalTek passes 2 million hours without lost-time incident
WAUKESHA - MetalTek International announced Wednesday that its Wisconsin Centrifugal Division in Waukesha has surpassed 2 million man hours worked without a lost-time incident.
Orange Leaf to dish up frozen yogurt at The Corners 05-31-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is set to open in The Corners of Brookfield in July.
Delafield Plan Commission to consider proposal for extending cell tower height 05-31-2017
DELAFIELD — Verizon Wireless, located in the Nagawaukee Shopping Center, 3150 Golf Road, is looking to extend the height of the cell tower from 50 feet to 75 feet along with adding a ground-mounted generator and equipment cabinets to the location.
Group formed to help UW-Milwaukee grow 05-31-2017
MILWAUKEE — A new group of business leaders within the community has been formed to advocate for resources to support the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Delta Defense to host ribbon-cutting ceremony today in West Bend 05-31-2017
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow will be among the guests expected to attend Delta Defense’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. today in West Bend.
Work on Hilt building nears completion
HARTFORD - "How can you beat the view?" Those are the words of Danny Dulak, who along with his wife Wendy and through their company Second Chance Ventures, have nearly completed restoration and remodeling of the old Hilt Hotel building in the city's downtown.
Treeghost Country Store planning expansion 05-31-2017
Business is going so well for a Richfield metal arts company that the owner is planning to add space for creating more of his company’s work.
Federal funding cuts reduce city's allocation for downtown rebranding 05-31-2017
WAUKESHA - The rebranding push for downtown Waukesha could receive nearly $100,000 less than originally requested by city departments from the Community Development Block Grant next year partly due to a federal funding cut.
Minnesota developer plans redo of former Wisconsin dog track 05-30-2017
HUDSON, Wis. — An eastern Minnesota developer has big plans for a shuttered dog racing track in western Wisconsin.
MSI General marks 60 years on the cutting edge 05-30-2017
OCONOMOWOC — In 1957 Claude Debbink and his son Pete opened Metal Structures Inc. in Oconomowoc, specializing in pre-engineered metal.

Downtown Waukesha branding up for discussion Tuesday 05-28-2017
WAUKESHA — The rebranding effort for downtown Waukesha will get reviewed during Tuesday’s Community Develop Block Grant meeting.

Fresh coat of paint 05-28-2017
WAUKESHA — New colors are painted onto The Steaming Cup, 340 W. Main St. in downtown Waukesha, on Friday morning.
Delayed luxury lake condo project ready to move forward 05-28-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Another luxury residential development in downtown Oconomowoc is set to move forward with 18 units ranging in price from $999,000 to $1.5 million — and the two at the highest price are already reserved.
Former Reynolds Machine Co. set on fire 05-28-2017
MUSKEGO — Smoke billowed from the former Reynolds Machine Co. on Martin Drive Friday afternoon as fire crews from multiple departments sought to bring the blaze under control.
Leaders tout Aerotropolis Milwaukee plans 05-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — Restaurants, hotels, bike and pedestrian improvements and public transportation additions are among some of the elements tossed into a large-scale visioning plan around Gen. Mitchell International Airport.
Krones announces acquisition of New York company 05-26-2017
FRANKLIN - Krones Inc. announced Thursday that its acquired New York-based Javlyn in a transaction.
Roadrunner Transportation announces relocation to Illinois 05-26-2017
CUDAHY - Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. has announced it will move its company headquarters to Downers Grove, Illinois.
TriTech achieves veteran certification 05-26-2017
WAUKESHA - TriTech Corporation of America announced Thursday that its achieved an important milestone.
A whole body wellness boutique 05-26-2017
After struggling with her own weight and mindset and then finding something that truly worked for her, Jacki McMeans decided to share her discovery through a fitness boutique she calls blu.wing Fitness Boutique in downtown Waukesha.
Reese specializes in full-service photography 05-26-2017
Portraiture photography is an art form Kara Reese has enjoyed since high school when she took the lessons she learned in class and then captured some of her friends' senior portraits.
Construction started on Heritage Senior Living in Muskego 05-26-2017
MUSKEGO - The 16th Heritage Senior Living community is under construction in Muskego and is anticipated to open in the summer of 2018.
Waukesha Beer Gardens dates announced 05-26-2017
WAUKESHA - The same week Waukesha County announced it's working with Raised Grain Brewing for beer gardens in county parks, the Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department officially announced the dates for its Waukesha Neighborhood Beer Gardens.
Officials approve TIF project plans for two sites 05-26-2017
OCONOMOWOC — With the hope of shepherding future development, city officials on Thursday approved a pair of project plans linked to two tax-incremental financing districts.
Chicago only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016 05-25-2017
CHICAGO — Chicago was the only city among the nation’s 20 largest to lose population in 2016 — and it lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
KWA announces expansions 05-25-2017
CEDARBURG — The Kubala Washatko Architects Inc, announced plans Monday to open a satellite office in Seattle and add five new partners to the firm as part of a new phase of development.
Chamber of Commerce says advertising pitch isn’t coming from them 05-25-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A company located outside of the region has been calling area businesses and falsely claiming ties to the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce, says chamber Executive Director Katie Miller.
HUSCO International to remodel, add onto existing facility
WAUKESHA - A hydraulic manufacturing company with 70-year roots in the community will soon remodel and expand portions of its facility.
Unemployment rates in region at all-time lows 05-25-2017
MADISON - Unemployment rates in the metropolitan Milwaukee area decreased to historic lows in April, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
WCBA to offer scholarships at Tour of Homes event 05-24-2017
This year’s Washington County Builders Association’s Tour of Homes expects to break some ground.
Botulism in California linked to Gehl Foods 05-24-2017
Gehl Foods in Germantown has been linked to a fatal botulism outbreak in California and the company says it is working with authorities to determine what caused the contamination.
How to take an idea and turn it into a business 05-24-2017
The idea for a small business can happen at any time, from a conversation with a stranger to driving along. For others, including Elizabeth Bartelt, the concept may spring from a lifelong passion.
Ion Sports Pub now open in West Bend
Are you ready for new tasty treats? Are you ready to set your taste buds tingling? If so, you might to want to drop by the Ion Sports Pub which opened at 1102 E. Paradise Drive on May 1.
Sendik's hosting veterans events during Memorial Day weekend 05-24-2017
WEST BEND - Sendik's Food Markets will host several events in local communities to honor veterans during Memorial Day weekend, including "Meet a Local Hero."
Work starts on energy-independent community 05-24-2017
NEW BERLIN - Work officially began with a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday on Wisconsin's first Net Zero community, which will be energy independent.
Delafield Sentry launches curbside grocery pickup service 05-24-2017
DELAFIELD - Albrecht Sentry Delafield Market announced Tuesday that it's launched an online grocery showing service that's available to pick up curbside.
Bucks, Johnson Controls build neighborhood sports complex 05-23-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls are partnering to build a multi-sport complex in a northwest Milwaukee neighborhood.
Meijer to offer store-to-door delivery in Wisconsin 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA — Meijer and its home delivery partner Shipt will offer store-to-door service from all of Meijer’s nine Wisconsin stores starting June 8.
Business Network International sets event 05-23-2017
SAUKVILLE — The Business Network International Business Alliance Roundtale will conduct a Visitor Day Thursday, June 8.
Rauser Agency plans lecture series 05-23-2017
MEQUON — The Rauser Agency, 10938 N. Port Washington Road, is sponsoring a series of one-hour information meetings at its office.
Port Washington State Bank, Spectrum Investment Advisors announce alliance 05-23-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Port Washington State Bank has announced a new alliance with Spectrum Investment Advisors of Mequon.
Waukesha County tapping into beer garden phenomenon 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - As the popularity of beer gardens grows in Wisconsin, the Waukesha County Parks and Land Use administration has been hoping to tap into the phenomenon - which it will finally do this summer when it partners with Raised Grain Brewing to operate Pop-Up Beer Gardens in three parks.
Husco International plans up for discussion 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Plan Commission will take up several items during its regular meeting Wednesday, including a request from Husco International to construct a 20,800-square-foot addition onto its Waukesha building at 2239 Pewaukee Road.
'An icon of Waukesha' 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - This past weekend was the one of the busiest ever for John’s Drive-In.
Planning OK’d for 70 acres in Dodge Industrial Park 05-21-2017
Development and marketing of an additional 70 acres in Hartford’s Dodge Industrial Park will get a shot in the arm after recent action by city officials.
Estate planning: A key to the future 05-20-2017
HARTLAND — It’s the one thing everybody has in common: We’re all going to die at some point. Though sometimes it can be a tough thought to stomach, it’s important that people remain proactive about it and plan before it’s too late.
Walker joins in jobs announcement, groundbreaking for brewery expansion 05-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — Governor Scott Walker joined Miller-Coors leaders on Friday in celebrating the expansion of the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee.
From his brother's garage to success 05-19-2017
If he had to do it all over again, Paul James wouldn’t change a thing — even the part where he lived in a garage for nearly two years.
Red Fox Crossing in New Berlin announces Tuesday groundbreaking 05-19-2017
NEW BERLIN - Construction for Wisconsin's first Net Zero Community will start with a ceremony on Tuesday.
Paper Source to open at The Corners on Friday 05-19-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - A store known for its premier paper products and unique gift items will open today in The Corners of Brookfield.
Reopening brings changes to Milwaukee Pizza Company 05-19-2017
WAUKESHA - The Milwaukee Pizza Company Cafe will hold a grand reopening May 26 to celebrate its growing popularity in the Waukesha community.
A. O. Smith names Kevin Wheeler president, chief operating officer 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE -- A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) today announced that Kevin J. Wheeler has been named president and chief operating officer.
Wisconsin unemployment lowest since February 2000
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in more than 17 years.
City approves redevelopment agreement for Eagle’s Landing at Lac La Belle 05-18-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council approved Tuesday the redevelopment agreement for Eagle’s Landing at Lac La Belle, a proposed project that would result in a 21-unit condominium building being built at the site of the Spinnaker’s restaurant.
First Federal Bank donates downtown Waukesha office to La Casa 05-18-2017
WAUKESHA — First Federal Bank of Wisconsin is donating its branch office at 134 Wisconsin Ave. to La Casa De Esperanza on July 1, according to a press statement.
Frill gift shop to close 05-18-2017
CEDARBURG — The bleak Wisconsin winters proved to be a frigid challenge for Frill Unique Gifts and Wishful Things. The Cedarburg business will close its doors June 10.
Town Center apartments a success story 05-18-2017
MEQUON — When plans for the first phase of the Mequon Town Center included 28 luxury apartments, many were skeptical there was any market for rental properties in a community dominated by four-bedroom homes and pristine lawns.
The Open is almost here 05-18-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann was in a bit of awe with who was walking past him: Milwaukee Brewers great “Stormin’” Gorman Thomas.
Rexnord sees rises in net sales in fourth quarter 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE - Rexnord Corporation reported sales increases in its fourth quarter on Wednesday.
OwnersEdge announces acquisition of Portage company
BROOKFIELD - BAYCOM, an affiliate of OwnersEdge, has acquired Communications Service Wisconsin and its 22 employees.
Restaurant delivery service launches in Waukesha County 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE - A new door-to-door food delivery service has launched in the metropolitan Milwaukee area.
Health clinic opens inside new West Bend Meijer location
West Bend’s Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin FastCare Clinic is available for residents at the new Meijer as of Tuesday and offers affordable access to care for minor health problems.
Meijer opens in West Bend 05-17-2017
Pomp and circumstance punctuated an event to commemorate the opening of a new retailer in the area. City officials, as well as those from the West Bend Area Chamber, joined Meijer representatives to celebrate the opening of their store at 2180 S. Main St. in West Bend, fulfilling a two-year process that culminated in today’s event.
Courtyard Brookfield completes room renovations 05-17-2017
BROOKFIELD - Courtyard Milwaukee Brookfield has completed its complete renovation of its guest rooms and public areas.
Business Alliance launches new website 05-17-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance has launched a new website.
Mac and cheese restaurant to open in The Falls 05-17-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS - A new restaurant specializing in the ultimate comfort food - macaroni and cheese - will soon open in Menomonee Falls.
Potawatomi to expand hotel with second tower 05-17-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announced Tuesday it will expand its Milwaukee hotel with an $80 million tower.
Café Hollander to open at The Corners on May 30 05-17-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Café Hollander will open for business at The Corners on May 30.
WCTC grows cybersecurity programs
WAUKESHA - Waukesha County Technical College just joined elite company in the cyber defense education world.
Horse sense made daily 05-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC - There are more horses in the world than you might think. It’s surprising an animal so large, graceful, majestic and powerful can hide in plain sight.
City funds Town Center parking study 05-16-2017
MEQUON — Many consider the Town Center and its array of businesses a welcome addition to Mequon, but it doesn’t take long for any discussion to get around to one topic: Parking.
Mequon Town Center: Two years later
MEQUON — Two years ago, the first businesses opened in the Mequon Town Center at the corner of Mequon and Cedarburg roads.
Wal-Mart hoping to use Tecumseh plant
GRAFTON – The long vacant Tecumseh property on North Street in Grafton may become home to Wal-Mart warehousing, though not permanently.
A career to bank on 05-16-2017
In banking, not much differs in what Bank A and Bank B offer to customers. So, the golden question in banking is often this: How do you set yourself apart from the others?
State responds to lawsuit against ‘butter law’ 05-16-2017
GRAFTON — The state responded just in time to a suit challenging its butter-grading requirements.
Explorium Brewpub planning summer kickoff party Saturday 05-16-2017
GREENDALE - Explorium Brewpub is kicking off its first summer event at Southridge Mall with a party.
Wisconsin’s first L.L. Bean to open at The Corners 05-16-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Wisconsins first L.L. Bean retail store will open at The Corners shopping development June 30.
Pick 'n Save stores to close in New Berlin, Pewaukee 05-16-2017
NEW BERLIN - For the past several years the competition between grocery stores in southeastern Wisconsin has gotten increasingly fierce and its latest victims are two Pick 'n Save stores, one in New Berlin and another in Pewaukee.
Waukesha Water Utility starting new rain barrel rebate program 05-13-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Water Utility is implementing a new water conservation program for rain barrel rebates.
Arby's proposed for Mukwonago 05-13-2017
MUKWONAGO - The village will consider adding a new fast-food location connected to a BP gas station.
Hartford airport project could begin in fall 05-12-2017
Work could finally begin in September on expansion and reconstruction of the Hartford Municipal Airport runway.
Emerson Launches Additional $63 Million Expansion for InSinkErator in Southeast Wisconsin 05-11-2017
RACINE, Wis. - Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the launch of an additional $63 million in strategic investments for InSinkErator’s Southeast Wisconsin operations, including nearly $34 million for a new headquarters and lab facility to be built in Mount Pleasant, along with $29 million in planned improvements at InSinkErator’s manufacturing facility in Racine.
Filling a need in the community 05-11-2017
A vision that was opened 21 years ago was recognized Wednesday on the Assembly floor at the State Capitol in Madison.
Kohl's profit soars, but key sales figure fell 05-11-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl's saw its first-quarter profit nearly quadruple from a year ago as it cut costs. But a key sales figure fell, and its stock tumbled more than 6 percent Thursday.
The Glen at Cedar Creek clubhouse now open 05-11-2017
CEDARBURG — The homes may still need to be built, but the clubhouse that serves The Glen at Cedar Creek and the surrounding area is now open.
Cedarburg Town Board says no monopole 05-11-2017
CEDARBURG — It was a win for at least one neighborhood last week when the Cedarburg Town Board voted to deny an application for a cell tower on the northeast side.
Guaranty grocery branches won’t reopen after takeover
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Friday’s closing of Guaranty Bank by federal officials will result in the permanent closing of two branches in Ozaukee County grocery stores.
Crossfit coming to Grafton 05-11-2017
GRAFTON — It’s time for Grafton to get CrossFit – though CrossFit isn’t actually all that is coming.
Old World Wisconsin brewing program to resume May 20
EAGLE - Old World Wisconsin intends to resume its brewing program beginning May 20.
Joey Gerard’s in Mequon to re-open as Mr. B’s 05-11-2017
MILWAUKEE - Bartolotta Restaurant Group announced Wednesday that Joey Gerard’s supper club in Mequon will become Mr. B’s steakhouse by the fall.
WEDC awards Johnsonville tax credits for expansion
MILWAUKEE - Johnsonville Sausage LLC. is expanding its operations in Sheboygan Falls.
State tourism economy up 3.2% in 2016
MILWAUKEE - Visitors helped pump nearly $20 billion into Wisconsin’s economy last year, according to a new report. Collectively, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties contributed a quarter of that figure.
April home sales down in metro-Milwaukee region 05-11-2017
MILWAUKEE - Home sales in the four-county metro-Milwaukee region declined 4.1 percent in April, according to a Wednesday release from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Commission approves Waukesha brewery’s relocation
WAUKESHA - Raised Grain Brewing Company, a 2-year-old business, will soon begin relocating its operations to the Hillcrest Business Center, following a city panel’s approval Wednesday.
Joe Mama’s offers delicious diversions
COLGATE — It’s more than a new coat of paint and a new atmosphere that’s different about the former Uncle Johnny’s, now under new ownership and a new name — Joe Mama’s Bar and Grill.
Froedtert & MCW FastCare clinic to open in West Bend
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will open a FastCare health clinic inside the new Meijer store at 2180 S. Main St., West Bend when the store opens Tuesday.
U-Haul acquires two more storage locations in county
WAUKESHA - U-Haul has opened two more self-storage areas in the county.
Harley teams with company to offer unique rental experience 05-10-2017
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson is teaming up with EagleRider, a motorcycle rental company, to rent out motorcycles for one-way trips.
Price Engineering adds two new suppliers 05-10-2017
HARTLAND - Price Engineering announced Tuesday that it has added the products of Poclain Hydraulics and Danfoss Drives to its lineup.
George Webb on Sunset to reopen 'as soon as possible' 05-10-2017
WAUKESHA - The George Webb restaurant on Sunset Drive is slated to reopen.
City's first Sendik's to open next month
WAUKESHA - The city's first Sendik's Food Market will open in about one month, and it's aiming to hire al
ost 60 employees.
Finance committee reinstates WEDC loan program 05-09-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker's jobs agency would be able to issue business loans again under provisions in the state budget the Legislature's finance committee approved Tuesday in a sign that Republicans' faith in Walker's flagship economic engine is growing again.
Enjoying the ride 05-09-2017
MEQUON — Indoor cycling enthusiasts just don’t have to worry about the things their outdoor counterparts encounter on a daily basis – there are no cars, no dogs and weather is never a problem.
New Hartford condo development proposed Concept plan clears first hurdle 05-09-2017
Hartford’s Plan Commission has approved a concept plan for a proposed 32-unit multi-family senior residential development.
Illinois manufacturer to move to Kenosha County 05-09-2017
BRISTOL - A metal fabrication firm from Illinois has decided to move its operations north to Kenosha County.
Waukesha Chamber plans to move 05-09-2017
WAUKESHA - The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce is on the move.
Making 'em happy at Mia's 05-09-2017
WAUKESHA - Often the owner of a restaurant is as well-known as the food he serves, and such is true for Sandy Cianciolo and his restaurant Mia's in downtown Waukesha.
DaVita acquires Purity Dialysis 05-09-2017
MILWAUKEE - DaVita Kidney Care continues to grow.
Waukesha Gander Mountain to stay open 05-08-2017
WAUKESHA — It has been a topsy-turvy ride for Waukesha’s Gander Mountain, which ultimately ended with the announcement that it will remain open after its parent company filed for bankruptcy after being purchased by Camping World.
CONNECTING workers with jobs 05-06-2017
PEWAUKEE — Cost, efficiency and time are three important aspects for workers who commute from Milwaukee to the suburban counties for their jobs.
Federal regulators close Guaranty Bank 05-06-2017
MILWAUKEE — Guaranty Bank was closed on Friday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver, according to a press release from the FDIC.
Report: Visitors spent $12.3 billion in Wisconsin in 2016
MADISON, Wis. — Visitors spent more than $12 billion in Wisconsin last year, marking the seventh straight year of tourism spending growth, according to reports the state Department of Tourism released Friday.
Wine, mead and so much more 05-05-2017
When it comes to harvesting grapes, making wine or opening a vineyard, the secret is in the timing for TJ and Anne Sommer, owner/operators of SoLu Estate Winery and Meadery near Cascade in Sheboygan County.
Critters in the attic? You know who to call 05-05-2017
Paul Jarod Winkelman, 36, and a Washington County native, loves owning and operating the business his father created in 1988 — Wildlife and Pest Control, Inc.
Village Board writes FDA, citing harm to public policy 05-05-2017
HARTLAND - After holding a three-day hearing, the Hartland Village Board sent a document to the Food and Drug Administration, saying that it found regulations imposed on the e-cigarette and vaping industry harm public policy and health, violate the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and were issued without coordination with Hartland.
Snap-on acquires U.K. company for $72 million 05-05-2017
KENOSHA - Snap-on Incorporated announced Thursday that it's acquired a United Kingdom tool company for $72 million.
Minute Men Staffing opens new Waukesha location 05-05-2017
WAUKESHA - Minute Men Staffing Services officially opened its new location last week.
Master Lock opens global headquarters in Oak Creek 05-05-2017
OAK CREEK - Master Lock Co. held a ceremonial 'unlocking' event Thursday to announce that its new global headquarters in Oak Creek is officially open for business.
Hamacher Resource Group breaks ground on new facility 05-05-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. broke ground for its new building in the city on Tuesday.
Kurber Construction moves into new Waukesha offices
WAUKESHA - Kurber Construction, LLC. is on the move.
Business owner allowed to use another boat slip on Lac La Belle 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Buddy’s Beach Bungalow at City Beach will be able to use two of the four boat slips behind the Oconomowoc Community Center following a Common Council vote that followed a good deal of discussion.
Commerce Street storage unit build well underway 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Completion of the four-building, 150 storage-unit property being built on Commerce Street should occur in August, said Ken Herro of Oconomowoc Realty, the company which owns the units.
Pabst Farms granted 8 liquor licenses 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pabst Farms Development was granted eight liquor licenses from the Oconomowoc Common Council on Tuesday in a move that will also have a positive impact on businesses outside of the Pabst Farms confines.
Former Buca owner allegedly committed fraud to purchase restaurant’s food 05-04-2017
WAUKESHA — The former operator of Buca All Day Eatery and Grill has been charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court for allegedly using another man’s food stamps to purchase food for the former restaurant.
Wisconsin lawmakers circulating bills targeting big box stores 05-04-2017
Communities around Wisconsin have expressed frustration to state lawmakers over the 2008 Wisconsin Supreme Court property assessment decision that includes the “dark store” theory.
MSI General selected to renovate new instrument retailer
GREENFIELD — A new musical instrument retailer has tabbed Oconomowoc-based MSI General Corporation to perform an extensive renovation on a former auto repair shop.
Nissen Staffing adds TechRecruiters to roster 05-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Nissen Staffing Continuum has added engineering, technical and IT-oriented staffing firm TechRecruiters to its employee staffing, placement and personal services roster, the company announced in a Wednesday press statement.
City of Pewaukee council OKs plans for former American site
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The metamorphosis of the former American building at W229-N1400 Westwood Drive continued Monday after the Pewaukee Common Council approved several agenda items.
WEC Energy exceeds expectations in 1Q earnings report
MILWAUKEE - Despite warmer-than-usual weather We Energies parent WEC Energy Group Inc. reported higher earnings than last year in its fiscal first quarter Tuesday.
Mobile app aims to help grocery store shoppers 05-03-2017
A new way to shop for groceries is coming to Washington County starting Thursday.
Crews begin placing roof trusses on Bucks arena project 05-03-2017
MILWAUKEE - Construction of the new NBA arena in Milwaukee has reached a milestone as crews place the first of nine enormous roof trusses above the partially-finished steel structure.
Rheocast installs new brass die casting press 05-03-2017
Rheocast Company announced Thursday it enhanced its brass die casting capabilities with the addition of an HPM Model D-800 die casting machine at its Germantown facility.
Keller to build Lucky Petroleum & Quality Diagnostic Imaging 05-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Keller Inc. announced it has been hired to remodel a store for Lucky Petroleum in Milwaukee and build an interior remodel for Quality Diagnostic Imaging in Oak Creek.
Construction unemployment at lowest point since 2000
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin reported Tuesday construction unemployment for the month of March in Wisconsin reached its lowest level in 17 years, according to a news release which cited data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
USGA outlines operation plans for US Open
MILWAUKEE — New fan exhibits, along with the parking, transportation and security plans were all laid out during a presentation Tuesday by the United States Golf Association at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Overflowing its space 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - Wanting to stay loyal and connected to their customers that made craft beer brewer Raised Grain Brewing grow so quickly, the business owners have decided to expand in Waukesha.
Temporary beer gardens approved 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - A time-honored tradition that has gained favor in Milwaukee County in recent years is moving west to Waukesha late this summer.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly transferring ownership to employees 05-03-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly Inc., a franchisee of Piggly Wiggly Midwest, announced Tuesday the transfer of 100 percent ownership of the company to its employees via an employee stock ownership plan.
HUSCO proposing nearly 21,000 square-foot expansion 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - Just months after announcing it was laying off 100 employees at its headquarters, HUSCO International is proposing a 20,800-square-foot expansion and extensive renovation at the facility.
Cedarburg entities partner up for branding initiative 05-02-2017
CEDARBURG — City entities are pooling their resources to fund an initiative that aims to strengthen and unify Cedarburg’s brand.
Grafton’s Gilman Precision acquires Roller Precision 05-02-2017
GRAFTON — Gilman Precision recently acquired Roller Precision Spindle Repair, owned by John Roller, who will join Gilman’s team as the spindle repair supervisor.
Day care proposed for 5 Corners area 05-02-2017
CEDARBURG — Following a public hearing April 19, the town of Cedarburg Plan Commission voted in favor of a conditional use permit that would allow a day care center to operate at the former BMO Harris Bank building in the 5 Corners area.
HR practices changing with workplace culture shifts 05-02-2017
WAUKESHA - The vibe in workplaces around the country has changed as millennial employees increase in numbers, and with it, human resources departments have had to update their approaches.
Sears to close auto center at Brookfield Square 05-02-2017
BROOKFIELD - For decades, it was a go-to place to have your oil changed, brakes replaced and tires rotated.






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