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A review: While different, each restaurant connected 12-29-2017
The Dec. 22 edition of the Daily News was the final installment of the 10-week look at the 10 recommended restaurants, as voted on by Daily News readers, in Washington County. It ended with a profile of The Poplar Inn in West Bend.
Bittersweet Gifts and Accessories to close 12-29-2017
DELAFIELD — After nearly eight years of operation in downtown Delafield, Bittersweet Gifts and Accessories announced via its Facebook page that it will close.
Small fire temporarily closes Sendik’s on Meadowbrook 12-29-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Fire Department responded to a report of a small fire at Sendik’s Food Market on Meadowbrook Road around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Cedar Crest building addition underway 12-28-2017
A crane towers above the new building under construction at Cedar Crest Ice Cream, 7269 Highway 60, in the town of Cedarburg.
Walker says tax change will be $2,508 cut for typical family
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker's administration says the typical family of four in Wisconsin will see a $2,508 tax cut under the recently passed Republican tax overhaul.
Start small, think big 12-27-2017
For most people, owning and operating a small business, such as a bar and restaurant, is an all-consuming venture that symbolizes the accomplishment of a goal. For the owners and operators of a recently opened West Bend restaurant however, opening the establishment is the next logical step in a much larger purpose.
Pat’s Rib Place expanding, tripling seating area 12-27-2017
WAUKESHA — Alisha Hayes, co-owner of Pat's Rib Place, says much of what her business does comes after customers request it, like their plan to expand the restaurant's dining area and make space for live blues music on weekends.
Real estate industry enjoys strong November 12-26-2017
CEDARBURG — Ozaukee County, the greater Milwaukee area – and for that matter, all of Wisconsin – enjoyed a strong November home sales market, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Local food pantries reap benefits of holiday train 12-26-2017
HARTLAND — Food panties in Hartland and Oconomowoc collected nearly 9,000 pounds of food and more than $10,000 in cash as part of the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train program this holiday season.
Tex-A-Consin coming to Waukesha
WAUKESHA — Tex-A-Consin, a western-style mobile smokehouse and food truck owned by Waukesha County Technical College professor Todd Lewis and award-winning professional chef Terence Williams, is slated to hit the streets of Waukesha in mid-January, according to Williams.
Maysteel donates $20K to HUHS tech ed department 12-25-2017
A recent “very generous” donation will help Hartford Union High School make improvements in the school’s Tech Engineering Education Department.
'Something unique and different' 12-23-2017
THIENSVILLE - You might expect to find the just-opened Welltopia Pharmacy along a narrow shopping street in Italy, rather than smack-dab in the middle of downtown Thiensville.
Christmas arrives 'Under the Bridge' 12-23-2017
TOWN OF LISBON - A spontaneous outpouring of Christmas spirit in Waukesha and Washington counties is going to make the holiday season warmer and perhaps brighter for homeless people in Milwaukee.
Intimacy creates memories at Poplar Inn
Memories are made at The Poplar Inn, 518 Poplar St., West Bend. A lot of memories for that matter, which was one of the reasons it was selected as one of the 10 recommended restaurants in Washington County by Daily News readers in an informal poll.
GE donates 3-D printers to local schools 12-22-2017
WAUKESHA — More than 400 schools, including 16 in Wisconsin, received 3D printers as a part of the GE Additive Education Program, reaching more than 180,000 students around the globe.
Wisconsin unemployment drops to 3.2% in November
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is the lowest since 1999.
US economy grew at solid 3.2 percent rate in third quarter
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back quarterly growth rates in three years.
City panel reviews pair of condominium projects 12-21-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Plans for two condominium projects — one residential, the other commercial — are set to proceed in the city of Oconomowoc, following a panel’s recent series of decisions.
Glad You Asked That: Why has Arrabelle construction not started? 12-21-2017
Q. I read with interest in the June 29 issue of the News Graphic concerning Arrabelle to be built in Cedarburg. The article stated that “there are several components in the works and the goal is to get started as soon as possible.” Do you have any idea why clearing of the land and construction has not started?
Tattoo parlor OK’d for downtown Grafton 12-21-2017
GRAFTON — Grafton could be home to a tattoo parlor as early as next month.
Walker announces WEDC support for Cintas facility 12-21-2017
WEST BEND — Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will provide Cintas Corp. with up to $575,000 in state tax credits to support the construction of a facility in the Town of Greenville in Outagamie County.
WEDC recognizes Generac, other county firms for expansion projects 12-21-2017
TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Power Systems’ $86.8 million expansion this year has landed it the number six spot on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s list of the top 50 economic development projects of 2017.
Actuant beats Street 1Q forecasts 12-21-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — Actuant Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $5.2 million.
Third Space Brewing expansion to double capacity 12-21-2017
WAUKESHA — With an expansion planned to start in the spring, Milwaukee-based Third Space Brewing will be able to double its capacity to 7,500 barrels annually.
raSmith opens new office in Mount Pleasant 12-20-2017
BROOKFIELD — raSmith, a civil engineering and surveying firm based in Brookfield, announced it opened a new office in Mount Pleasant, the community where Foxconn will build its new manufacturing facility.
Tax bill a boon for business, says IBAW 12-20-2017
BROOKFIELD — The head of the Brookfield-based Independent Business Association of Wisconsin hailed the passage of the federal tax reform bill on Tuesday, saying it will put more money in the pockets of small businesses and their employees.
OED seeks sponsors for Outreach Event 12-19-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Ozaukee Economic Development is looking for sponsors for its 2018 Outreach Event, which will take place Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Shully’s Cuisine & Events, 146 Green Bay Road in Thiensville.
Mequon looks to Town Center housing 12-19-2017
MEQUON — As Mequon’s Town Center continues to evolve into an area that includes expanded housing in addition to restaurants and retail, the city has turned an eye toward future housing development.
Aurora Mequon site acquired 12-19-2017
MEQUON — The Aurora East Mequon Surgery Center has been acquired by a Tennessee-based owner of medical office properties.
Town of Cedarburg to consider quarry district 12-19-2017
CEDARBURG – The town of Cedarburg Plan Commission will be discussing a request to rezone portions of two parcels (45.55 acres and 25.6 acres respectively) from agricultural and conservancy zoning to a quarrying district.
What makes Cedarburg tick? 12-19-2017
CEDARBURG — When Steve Chandler came to town early last week, he met some charming ladies visiting from West Bend who were in town for lunch, he snapped a few photos and made a stop at Amy’s Candy Kitchen … and that was only in his first two hours of his multi-day visit.
Texa-con-sin, a mobile BBQ smokehouse trailer, coming to area 12-19-2017
WAUKESHA — The streets of Waukesha will be redolent with the odor of smoked meat when Texa-con-sin, a new mobile barbecue smokehouse trailer, hits the road come January.
Making Wisconsin a workforce destination 12-18-2017
WAUKESHA — With industries facing tough waters recruiting qualified employees, local business leaders gathered Friday morning at Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center to talk about how best to attract millennials and other talent pools.
West Bend company sues Illinois company over forklift 12-17-2017
In 2015, Federal Tool & Engineering, a West Bend company, purchased a used fork lift from Illinois Lift Equipment Inc., which is now the subject of a lawsuit.
Opening nears for Two Brothers Wines in Richfield 12-17-2017
RICHFIELD — The three owners of Two Brothers Wines hope to have their business moved into a new location in the village in January with a grand opening possibly around Feb. 1.
Plane and simple 12-17-2017
As Andy Williams’ song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” For travelers, airline ones specifically, the holidays can be a stressful one. A program sponsored by TSA aims to lower those stress levels.
Home away from home 12-16-2017
WAUKESHA - The House of Guinness has been part of the lives of Ian Cliffe and his brother-in-law Keith Kucharski since it opened in 2000.
Grant to help West Bend improve downtown storefronts
West Bend officials are preparing a process for assisting business owners and retailers who want to update the image they project to shoppers as they pass by.
Making the ordinary extraordinary 12-15-2017
COLGATE — Open less than a year, Joe Mama’s Bar and Grill, 4600 Highway Q, has quickly earned a following for its creativity on the menu.
Hartford marks opening of 84-unit apartment complex 12-15-2017
HARTFORD — A change in the city’s master plan in 2016 has allowed the construction of additional multi-family housing units in the city.
National Bakery & Deli comes to Brookfield 12-15-2017
BROOKFIELD — It’s a busy weekday morning at The Plaza shopping center in Brookfield.
Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind 12-14-2017
As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off.
Construction exception sought for Summit subdivision 12-14-2017
SUMMIT — Building plans for the Lake Country Village subdivision were the subject of discussion at the Summit Village Board meeting this month, with trustees divided over whether to allow the developer to start construction with some infrastructure still in the works.
Dave’s Bagels’ last day is Saturday 12-14-2017
CEDARBURG — Dave’s Bagels will likely close its doors for good Saturday. Owner Dave Forrest said that is the day he is eyeing for his last day. He said it will be a difficult, but that he has no other choice.
Logemann dies a quick death 12-14-2017
MEQUON — For all the debate over the Logemann Center that consumed the Mequon Common Council for countless hours this year, the end was swift Tuesday.
Survey: Residents support downtown revitalization 12-14-2017
MUKWONAGO — A majority of residents in Mukwonago and surrounding municipalities have suggested that revitalizing downtown Mukwonago is important but any development projects should be paid for by public-private partnerships, according to an online survey created by the Downtown Strategic Plan Steering Committee.
New hotel in Hartford expected to open this spring 12-13-2017
Construction of the Cobblestone Hotel and Wissota Chop House is seen Tuesday in Hartford.
Wisconsin Foxconn plant may get $140M electricity project 12-13-2017
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — A utility company is asking state regulators to approve a $140 million project to supply electricity to the massive Foxconn manufacturing complex in southeastern Wisconsin.
Stratford-Cambridge Group acquires
Hy-Brid Lifts
RICHFIELD — Before the company was acquired by Stratford-Cambridge Group, Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment had already spread into the construction and industrial markets.
Retail jobs jump nearly 13,000 in November 12-13-2017
MILWAUKEE — Retail industry employment increased by nearly 13,000 jobs in November over October, according to the National Retail Federation.
Home sales rise 5.3% in metro Milwaukee during November 12-13-2017
WAUKESHA — Home sales were strong the month before Christmas in metro Milwaukee with an overall sales increase of 5.3 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Reilly promotes legislation to curb use of dark store theory 12-13-2017
WAUKESHA — Mayor Shawn Reilly is drawing attention to pending litigation statewide brought by big box stores under the dark store theory by promoting state legislation that would promptly end tax reductions for those businesses.
Qdoba opens in Mukwonago 12-13-2017
MUKWONAGO — Fast casual restaurant Qdoba is now open in Mukwonago.
Court: Park Bank not negligent in Koss embezzlement scheme 12-12-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A state appeals court says Park Bank isn't liable in a Koss Corp. executive's scheme to embezzle $34 million from the Milwaukee-based headphones manufacturer.
Ferrante’s plans 40th anniversary celebration 12-12-2017
MEQUON — Ferrante’s Restaurant has a full day of specials planned Sunday in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
Charter Manufacturing plans expansion 12-12-2017
MEQUON — Charter Manufacturing received approval from Mequon’s Planning Commission Dec. 4 for plans to expand its office building.
CUW restructures leadership12-12-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor will alter its administrative structure in order to take a more cohesive approach to the spectrum of student success, CUW President Patrick J. Ferry announced Tuesday.
Town considers options on Kohlwey development 12-12-2017
CEDARBURG — The Nov. 22 accident that ultimately took the life of a Grafton teacher also brought to the forefront one of the greatest concerns Cedarton Estates residents in the town of Cedarburg have regarding the newly proposed residential development on the former Kohlwey Farm: They were trapped.
Remembering longtime Little Swiss Clock Shop manager Gary Roman 12-12-2017
WAUKESHA — Several decades ago, Karen and Eddie White hired a house painter and were impressed by the work ethic of young Gary Roman.
New details on future uses for Sears site 12-12-2017
BROOKFIELD — The overhaul of Brookfield Square’s southeast corner continued to take shape Monday, following a panel’s recommendation to proceed with a proposal to raze most of the existing Sears building.
Richfield village officials react to comments about Scenic Pit case 12-11-2017
Richfield officials are responding to comments made by the managing partner of Scenic Pit LLC, Danah Zoulek, in an article in Thursday’s Daily News.
Walker to sign bill lifting mining moratorium 12-11-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker planned to sign a bill Monday lifting Wisconsin's moratorium on gold and silver mining, reversing his vote from nearly 20 years ago imposing the ban.
Delafield Prestwick hearings canceled 12-10-2017
DELAFIELD — City officials and representatives of the Prestwick Group are giving conflicting accounts of the circumstances that led to Mayor Michele DeYoe’s decision to cancel three public hearings scheduled for Dec. 20 about plans to develop a corporate/light industrial campus near the Interstate-94/Hwy. C interchange.
Lisbon ‘interested’ in 150-acre development
TOWN OF LISBON — Plan commissioners are willing to consider a proposed 150-acre residential and commercial development located along Highway 164 between Good Hope Road and Jay Lane, north of the Sussex border.
Plans call for razing most of Brookfield Square Sears for movie theater 12-09-2017
BROOKFIELD - Plans that will be presented to the Brookfield Plan Commission on Monday call for razing most of the Sears store at Brookfield Square Mall to make room for an already approved movie theater complex.
Stolley's Hogg Alley closed due to fire; repairs underway
OCONOMOWOC - An early Friday fire that has forced Stolley’s Hogg Alley to close was likely caused by smoking paraphernalia.
Panda Express progress 12-08-2017
WAUKESHA - Crews work on the facade of the new Panda Express in the outlot of the Meijer store at Sunset Drive and Tenny Avenue on Wednesday.
A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market 12-08-2017
WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market is benefiting from an unlikely source: Other countries.
Sloppy Joe’s expansion on hold after new hurdle appears
For about 18 months, the co-owners of Sloppy Joe’s Saloon and Spoon in Richfield have been working with village officials on a proposed nearly 1,500-square-foot addition to the historic building at 3723 Hubertus Road.
Some things are just meant to be 12-08-2017
TOWN OF WEST BEND — Sometimes, there isn’t an explanation for how things work out. That is the case for Angie Yochem, owner of Nuckleheadz Bar & Grill, 3680 Highway NN.
A sea of possibilities 12-08-2017
MILWAUKEE — After a nearly two-year planning process, a public-private partnership aimed at breathing new life into Milwaukee’s underused harbor area on the near South Side is in its final stages.
Taco food truck OK’d in Cedarburg 12-07-2017
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Plan Commission issued its second mobile food establishment license Monday, this time to That Taco Guy, which will now be allowed to operate on three sites in 2018.
Backwoods Pub makes its final stand 12-07-2017
MEQUON — More than a year of deliberations and drama will come to a head Tuesday over whether the city will sell the Logemann Center property to a former alderman who wants to build a restaurant there.
West Bend officials approve zoning change for former brewery building
The proposal to renovate the former brewery along Main Street immediately north of Highway 33 cleared one bureaucratic hurdle when West Bend officials agreed to a zoning change.
Richfield seeks trial in fight over Scenic Pit landfill 12-07-2017
Despite their legal arguments being rejected by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the state’s Supreme Court, village of Richfield officials are seeking a scheduling conference with Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Gonring in their long legal fight over the opening of a clean-fill landfill at the site of a former gravel pit in the village.
Milwaukee Tool to expand in Mississippi, add 600 jobs
BROOKFIELD — Milwaukee Tool continues to grow in Wisconsin and across the country. On Wednesday, the company announced it would expand its three Mississippi facilities during the next four years and add about 600 jobs.
Assisted Living Locators opens location serving Waukesha, Milwaukee counties 12-07-2017
WAUKESHA — Assisted Living Locators, which helps families find assisted living options, has launched a location serving Waukesha County and western Milwaukee County.
Town of Brookfield to review electronic sign ordinance
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A long-term plan for when and where electronic signs will be permissible in the town could be in place early next year.
20 YEARS IN BUSINESS 12-06-2017
HARTFORD — Economists say small businesses are the backbone of the nation’s economy. An example of that is Salon East Salon and Spa which is nearing its 20th anniversary in business.
A budget-friendly, shabby-chic boutique shop 12-06-2017
MUKWONAGO — The Feather and Fringe, owned by Mukwonago resident Nicole Gunderson, is a small boutique shop nestled in the first floor of a 19th century church at 216 Main St. in Mukwonago.
150-acre development proposed in Town of Lisbon 12-06-2017
TOWN OF LISBON — Neumann Companies is proposing a nearly 150-acre multiuse residential and commercial development along Hwy 164 between Jay Lane and Good Hope Road, north of the Sussex village boundary.
State gears up for hemp farming 12-05-2017
Gov. Scott Walker may have designated ginseng as the state herb when he signed 36 bills into law Nov. 30, but that isn’t the plant that has people talking.
Vrakas CPAs + Advisors acquires accounting firm 12-05-2017
BROOKFIELD —Vrakas CPAs + Advisors acquired the accounting firm of Radke & Schlesner, S.C. effective Dec. 1.
ETC sales decline significantly in 3Q 12-05-2017
WAUKESHA —Electronic Tele-Communications, Inc. on Monday reported its third quarter results declined substantially when compared to the third quarter of 2016, but ETC’s CEO said the company remains slightly profitable.
Aurora to merge with Advocate 12-05-2017
MILWAUKEE — Once Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care merge into the 10th largest not-for- profit, integrated health care system in the United States, it will serve nearly 3 million patients each year.
Black Friday deals boosted US auto sales in November
DETROIT — Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence pushed auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles.
Putting down roots 12-03-2017
West Bend’s new economic development manager returns to the area after taking a winding road.
Rustic Orchid, a place to explore creativity 12-02-2017
MUKWONAGO — Express your creativity and discover the artist in you at The Rustic Orchid, in the heart of Mukwonago at 111 N. Rochester St.
Delafield officials question ‘neighborhood hospital’ proposal 12-02-2017
DELAFIELD — The fate of a proposed “neighborhood hospital” is uncertain following a Wednesday Plan Commission meeting where there appeared to be more questions than answers about the development proposal on the northeast corner of the Hwy. 83/Interstate-94 interchange.

Plans for Town of Brookfield Hilton hotel advancing 12-02-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A dormant, three-story office building on the town’s far west side could soon give way to a new hotel concept.

It’s not your college ramen 12-01-2017
Gregg Des Rosier and the staff at Tochi Ramen, 705 Village Green Way, West Bend, want the public to get away from the stereotype of ramen noodles. You know, those packaged noodles you can find at the grocery store for only a couple dollars.
Former Greenfield Steinhafels to be site of new retail 12-01-2017
GREENFIELD — The building that Steinhafels recently vacated at 8400 W. Layton Ave. for a new space in the 84 South development will be the site of new retail development.
Back to drawing boards for Hendricks
DELAFIELD — It is back to the drawing boards for Hendricks Commercial Properties and their proposed new, large, multiuse building in downtown Delafield.
Residents object to Prestwick project 12-01-2017
DELAFIELD — Nearly a dozen citizens are accusing city officials of conducting public hearings five days before Christmas in effort to “fast track” approval of a light industrial and corporate office campus near the Interstate 94/Hwy C interchange.
TIMBER! Duluth Trading Company officially opens for business 11-30-2017
WAUKESHA - The grand opening featured a lumberjack show, with log-sawing and carving competitions.
Walker announces national ad campaign to attract workers   11-30-2017
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker is calling on the Legislature to approve nearly $7 million to pay for a national ad campaign to bring more workers into Wisconsin.
Industries for the Blind opens new Menomonee Falls facility 11-30-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — Representatives from one company are hoping to provide additional opportunities for those who face obstacles for employment — so much so that they have relocated a portion of their operations to better recruit workers.
Nothing Bundt Cakes opens in Brookfield 11-30-2017
BROOKFIELD — On Wednesday, Nothing Bundt Cakes opened its doors and plans to have special grand opening events in the new year.
Seafood restaurant FreshFin Poke to open in The Corners
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Milwaukee East Side restaurant FreshFin Poke will open a 2,100-square-foot space in The Corners this coming spring.
Country Springs to become Ingleside Hotel after $10M renovation 11-30-2017
WAUKESHA — The Country Springs Hotel will become The Ingleside Hotel after $10 million in proposed renovations are completed in the spring of 2018, according to a Wednesday announcement.
US economy expanded at brisk 3.3 pct. pace in third quarter 11-29-2017
WASHINGTON — Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through September, its fastest rate in three years.
How local businesses adapt in the age of social media 11-29-2017
The playing field for businesses has rarely been equal, with larger retailers traditionally dominating the advertising and revenue space.
Mount Pleasant board approves Foxconn deal 11-29-2017
MOUNT PLEASANT — The Mount Pleasant Village Board has unanimously approved a historic agreement with Foxconn, the Taiwanese company building a huge flat screen manufacturing campus in the community.
Klemm leaving Villa at Heaven City to join Delafield restaurants 11-29-2017
MUKWONAGO — Chef Robert Klemm announced Tuesday he is closing The Villa at Heaven City, which he owns and operates in Mukwonago, to join two prominent restaurant groups in Delafield.
SEEK partners with Hmong Chamber 11-28-2017
GRAFTON — SEEK Careers/Staffing Inc. has announced a partnership with the Milwaukee-based Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce.
Witte’s thinks about writing next chapter 11-28-2017
CEDARBURG — Each growing season, local residents have driven past their favorite grocery store and out into the town of Cedarburg for fresh produce from Witte’s Vegetable Farm.
Planned gun range gets Mequon loan 11-28-2017
MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council, with no discussion Nov. 14, unanimously approved lending $50,000 from its revolving loan fund to help get plans for a shooting range off the ground.
Cedarburg CDA approves developer’s agreement for Amcast site 11-28-2017
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Community Development Authority recently approved a developer’s agreement for the redevelopment of the Meta Mold/Amcast property.
Excellent corn yield highlights area farmers’ growing season 11-28-2017
A break in the weather may signal the end of what has been a slow harvest season.
Five-story building proposed in Delafield 11-28-2017
DELAFIELD — Hendricks Commercial Properties is proposing to build a five- story, 107,000 square-foot, multiuse building on the northwest corner of Genesee and Main streets in downtown Delafield that may include 42 condominiums.
Steinhafels opens new store in Greenfield 11-26-2017
GREENFIELD — Steinhafels has opened a new furniture and mattress store in Greenfield’s 84South shopping complex.
Black Friday craziness at Menards 11-26-2017
WAUKESHA — Menards in Waukesha, like many stores, had deep sales for Black Friday and the parking lot was full as a result at 9 a.m. and throughout the morning.
A gift from the heart 11-25-2017
WAUKESHA - For those searching for a gift that is unique, personal and lasts a long time, local art gallery owners say holiday shoppers need look no further than handcrafted and one-of-a-kind artwork.
Black Friday marks the start of the annual holiday shopping season 11-24-2017
Thanksgiving is traditionally when loved ones gather to enjoy each other’s company, in times spent reconnecting with those missed during the remaining part of the year.
Husband, wife dream a little dream together 11-24-2017
Wes Krimmer has an extensive journal of people he’s served in his culinary career. It reads like a weekly lineup for a late-night talk show: Oprah Winfrey, Johnny Depp and Britney Spears for a small sampling of the much longer list.
Lending increases 6.6% at Wisconsin banks 11-24-2017
MADISON — During the first three quarters of 2017, net lending at Wisconsin state-chartered banks increased by 6.6 percent compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp on Wednesday.
New developments continue taking shape 11-24-2017
BROOKFIELD — Developments at The Corridor, Brookfield Square and elsewhere in Brookfield are taking shape, following a series of recent motions by city officials.
Chef Jack official caterer for future renovated building
WAUKESHA — No stranger to historic downtown Waukesha buildings, Chef Jack’s Catering has been named the official caterer for what will be the renovated former Waukesha County Courthouse that is being turned into apartments.
Kwik Trip plans $300 million capital investment 11-22-2017
LA CROSSE, Wis. — Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain.
Housing market loosens slightly in state 11-22-2017
MADISON — New data from the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows that the state’s tight housing market is showing signs of loosening.
Eagle Technology Receives 2017 Milwaukee 7 Export Development Grant 11-22-2017
Eagle Technology, an international developer of Computerized Maintenance Management Software and Enterprise Asset Management systems, announced Tuesday it is a recipient of a Milwaukee 7 International Export Development grant.
Riding through the woods 11-22-2017
MAPLETON — Although she owns Waukesha County’s only horse-drawn winter sleigh ride service, Mary Jane Swedberg does not fret over whether there will be a white Christmas.
Thunder Mountain Press Gallery adding antiques 11-22-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Linda Meyer is working to turn personal loss into something new for Thunder Mountain Press Gallery, the business she manages in the Old Theatre Mall.
Small businesses offer more than just products 11-22-2017
It’s often said that small businesses are the backbone of the country’s economy, something which may become more evident when looking at the impact they have on smaller communities like those in Washington County.
Oconomowoc celebrates season German style 11-22-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The sixth annual German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc is coming to the downtown area this Thanksgiving weekend.
A dual-language workplace 11-22-2017
NEW BERLIN — When it became increasingly difficult to fill vacant positions at Felss Rotaform about a decade ago, CEO David Gazzo knew he had to adopt a different hiring approach in order to keep his machines running and to fulfill orders.
Nothing they can do 11-21-2017
CEDARBURG — Almost three dozen residents of Cedarton Estates received a lesson in state government last week, and it was a bit of a bitter pill to swallow.
Oconomowoc officials reviewing easterly welcome mat
OCONOMOWOC — It is an area of the city that includes low-rise to mid-rise buildings, historic buildings with an array of architectural styles and a range of property classifications.
MOD Pizza opens in Oconomowoc 11-21-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A growing pizza chain that aims to provide a new and cutting-edge feel to families despite its national presence has officially brought its expansive list of toppings to the city’s growing Pabst Farms area.
Committee asks for residents’ opinions on revitalizing downtown 11-21-2017
MUKWONAGO — The Downtown Strategic Plan Steering Committee is offering a survey to Mukwonago residents, business owners and tourists to gauge their interests and thoughts on the revitalization of the village’s downtown, according to Village Administrator John Weidl.
Farrow signs 2018 county budget 11-18-2017
WAUKESHA — Accompanied by supervisors from Waukesha’s County Board, County Executive Paul Farrow signed the 2018 county budget on Friday afternoon.
Feds propose $1.8 million fine in Cambria plant explosion
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin milling company should pay $1.8 million in fines for failing to prevent a fatal plant explosion earlier this year, federal labor officials announced Friday.
Hard work is a family tradition at MJ Stevens 11-17-2017
TOWN OF ADDISON — Mark Jug tapped into more than 80 years of experience — all the tips and tricks of the restaurant industry — to establish MJ Stevens Pub ’N’ Restaurant, 5260 Aurora Road.
Wisconsin added 9,500 jobs in October 11-17-2017
MADISON — During October, 9,500 private sector jobs were created in Wisconsin, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Workforce Development.
This Great Coffee Place in Hartland to close 11-17-2017
HARTLAND — After 11 years of business, This Great Coffee Place in Hartland will close. According to the business’s Facebook page, a buyer is sought.
OHS hospitality class partners with Golden Mast 11-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc High School hospitality class partnered with the iconic Golden Mast Inn of Okauchee last month for a real restaurant management and operations experience, according to a press statement from the Oconomowoc Area School District.
MOD Pizza to hold grand opening Friday 11-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A growing pizza chain that aims to provide a new and cutting-edge feel to families despite its national presence has officially brought its expansive list of toppings to the city’s growing Pabst Farms area.
Apartment project awaiting standard plan approvals, financing 11-16-2017
CEDARBURG — Little has changed since the Arrabelle apartment project architectural plans for the former St. Francis Borgia School site were approved in July.
Abendroth to veto Logemann sale 11-16-2017
MEQUON — Mequon Mayor Dan Abendroth said Wednesday he will veto action taken by the Mequon Common Council to approve a contract to sell the Logemann Center property for a restaurant.
Cedarburg revokes August Weber Haus liquor license
CEDARBURG — After more than two hours of testimony and an hour of closed session deliberation, the Cedarburg Common Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to revoke the Class B liquor license for the August Weber Haus.
Former Signicast owner donates $2 million for WCTC manufacturing center 11-16-2017
PEWAUKEE — The former president and owner of Signicast Corporation, Walter (Terry) Lutz, donated on Wednesday $2 million to Waukesha County Technical College.
A brilliant business model 11-16-2017
PEWAUKEE — Back in 2004, Janet D’Amato of Pewaukee took out a loan as a single mother of two and started a hairstyling and nail technician salon called Brillare, which means to brilliantly shine in Italian.
Double J Transport will move to new location Dec. 1 11-15-2017
TOWN OF POLK — After decades of leasing their location in Jackson, Double J Transport will soon move into a newly constructed building they will own and which is four times the size of their current facility.
Duluth Trading Company to have soft opening this weekend 11-15-2017
WAUKESHA — The new Duluth Trading Company location in Waukesha will have a soft opening this weekend and a grand opening Nov. 29.
Gathering around the fire at Outside Inn
MUSKEGO — When the doors of Outside Inn open this spring in Muskego, be prepared to be transported into the woods.
Officials reviewing plans for Brookfield Square BistroPlex theater 11-15-2017
BROOKFIELD — Plans for a Marcus Corp. multiplex theater at Brookfield Square have come into sharper focus following some recently revealed details.
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.






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