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Foxconn may entice students into technical careers 07-29-2017
PEWAUKEE — It may be a few years until Foxconn opens its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in southeastern Wisconsin, but it’s never too soon to start gaining the skills to land a job at the tech giant company — or another company in need of skilled trade workers.
New Falls business to offer self-defense classes 07-29-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — MK Protection Strategies was started last year by two local self-defense instructors. In August, they will open their physical location at N88 W16741 Main St. in Menomonee Falls.
Foxconn technology to be displayed at WCTC 07-28-2017
PEWAUKEE — All the technology on display at the Foxconn event in Milwaukee will be on display at Waukesha County Technical College on Monday and Tuesday.
Welcome to ‘Wisconn Valley’ 07-28-2017
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group officially became part of the Wisconsin family Thursday evening after Gov. Scott Walker announced and signed a multibillion-dollar memorandum that will bring a high-tech manufacturing plant to southeastern Wisconsin.
Up-and-comer finds his perfect ride
Kyle Martola has been riding a snowboard since he was 10. By the time he was 17 he was working for the terrain park at Sunburst Ski Area in Kewaskum.
Keller, Inc. hired by Halquist Stone for project 07-27-2017
SUSSEX — Keller, Inc. has been hired by Halquist Stone to construct a metal building with a runway crane.
Marcus Corporation reports record revenues of $152 million 07-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — At the end of the second quarter, The Marcus Corporation reported record revenues of $152.775 million, a 13.2 percent increase from revenues of $134.978 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.
Meet Jeff Hamilton, the hophead 07-27-2017
If you’ve ever enjoyed a cold stein of Sprecher beer from an old fire truck in one of Milwaukee’s parks or during a Friday night at Summer Sounds, you can thank Cedarburg resident Jeff Hamilton.
Rockwell Automation Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results 07-27-2017
MILWAUKEE  - Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today reported fiscal 2017 third quarter sales of $1,599.2 million, up 8.5 percent from $1,474.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Organic sales grew 8.2 percent.
Local entrepreneur brings salon to Oconomowoc 07-27-2017
OCONOMOWOC — While there are certainly other businesses offering hair and beauty services in Oconomowoc, Tricia Voight would like to think hers offers something unique.
EverWhite announces move to expanded Hartford plant
There is some good economic news for Hartford.
Periwinkle's Bakery now selling fresh-baked bread 07-27-2017
WAUKESHA - Jalapeno cheddar, sourdough, cranberry walnut - to fill a hole in stomachs downtown Waukesha, Periwinkle's Bakery on Broadway has started offering fresh-baked bread in addition to their already wide selection of baked goods.
Demlang Builders to help build Neumann Developments Lake Country Village 07-27-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Demlang Builders was named a preferred builder for Neumann Developments Lake Country Village Community recently, according to a press release.
Unemployment rate rises in metro Milwaukee in June, DWD data shows 07-27-2017
MADISON - Preliminary labor statistics released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday showed job growth in the metro Milwaukee area slowed from May to June.
Plan Commission gives nod to Panda Express 07-27-2017
WAUKESHA — Despite the previous denial of plans to build an iteration of Panda Express, a Chinese food chain restaurant, and a multi-tenant building at Grandview Boulevard and Silvernail Road, the city’s Plan Commission granted final approval for the site Wednesday.
City plans for long-awaited grocery store downtown 07-27-2017
WAUKESHA — Downtown business owners, employees and residents are clamoring for a market or grocery store in the downtown area that offers fresh, organic food and grab-and-go lunches — and city planners are working to meet those needs in the near future.
Mark Belling: Not everyone is happy Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin 07-26-2017
Here’s how it works with the Democrats in Wisconsin and their sycophants in what passes for the state’s mainstream news media. If Foxconn had decided not to locate its manufacturing plant in Wisconsin and chose another state, Gov. Scott Walker would have been blasted for blowing the deal and being unable to bring in 10,000 jobs.
Important to have a plan 07-26-2017
Most people in the community know Craig Farrell as the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce's executive director, providing resources and advice to member businesses.
Addition underway at Gateway Plastics
Walls are going up for the estimated 70,000-square-foot addition to Mequon’s Gateway Plastics, 5850 W. County Line Road.
Grafton’s Electrical Mechanical Drives is purchased by Minnesota company 07-25-2017
GRAFTON — Electrical Mechanical Drives, based in Grafton, has been purchased by Power/mation, which is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.
Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin to anchor Mayfair Road building 07-25-2017
WAUWATOSA — Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin has signed on to be the anchor business of a three-story building redevelopment project on Mayfair Road.
Metal-Era begins expansion work in Waukesha 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA —The ability to expand its corporate headquarters is a reflection on the hard work of Metal-Era’s employees said President Tony Mallinger during a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday morning.
ProHealth Care Foundation gets $100,000 for home visits
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care Foundation was awarded $100,000 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation that will go toward follow-up home visits to seniors who are served by the memory clinic.
Brewery, restaurant anchor next phase of Town Center 07-25-2017
MEQUON — Plans for Mequon’s Town Center are taking an ambitious leap forward as plans for a third major development along Mequon Road await initial consideration by a city committee in August.
Brewing success 07-25-2017
THIENSVILLE — Late one afternoon last week, Fiddleheads owner Mike Wroblewski briefly sat in the Fiddleheads Thiensville location surrounded by racks of cooling bakery, the sound of coffee production in the back and a small team of employees steadily going about the business of the day.
Another ‘national retailer’ likely headed to Grafton Commons 07-25-2017
GRAFTON — A space larger than Grafton’s Best Buy and Michaels combined is being planned for a multitenant development in the freeway corridor.
Black entrepreneurs finding success in Waukesha 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA — Black success is now a topic of conversation because Forever Faded, Pat’s Rib Place and Enterprise NOW! are three black-owned businesses that are thriving in Waukesha.
ManpowerGroup earnings rise in 2Q 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA — Revenues increased 3 percent during the second quarter for ManpowerGroup, which also saw an up tick in earnings.
Reports: Foxconn coming to Wisconsin 07-25-2017
WAUKESHA — For weeks, southeastern Wisconsin has been buzzing with the news that manufacturing giant Foxconn could be coming to the state, and on Monday, Freeman columnist and WISN radio show host Mark Belling said sources told him Foxconn will indeed build in southeastern Wisconsin.
Owners of Little Switzerland buy Milwaukee County ski hill
The Schmitz Brothers LLC, owners and operators of Little Switzerland and Nordic Mountain ski areas, entered a purchase agreement and long-term lease with ROC Ventures to operate the ski hill at The Rock sports complex in Franklin.
Making boating convenient 07-23-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - We’ve all heard the joke about the two best days in the life of a boat owner - the day the boat is purchased, and the day the boat is sold.
Chambers set sail for opportunities abroad
PEWAUKEE - Most think of their local chamber of commerce and consider those well-intentioned individuals in the community who show up at ribbon-cuttings, and occasionally spearhead civic improvement projects.
Johnson hopeful about GOP reaching health care agreement 07-23-2017
BROOKFIELD - Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, largely focused on health care reform during a luncheon speech with the Waukesha County Business Alliance at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday.
Commission to review plans for McDonald's, Panda Express, CrossFit 07-22-2017
WAUKESHA — The Panda Express that previously faced litigation is back on the agenda for next week’s Plan Commission meeting.
Garvey Group closing locations in Franklin, Milwaukee
FRANKLIN — The Garvey Group will cease operations on July 31 at these facilities: 9980 South Oakwood Park Drive, Franklin affecting 39 workers, and 4601 South Fifth Street, Milwaukee affecting 15 workers. 
City of Pewaukee might permit beer, wine sales at gas stations 07-21-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A 35-year-old ordinance prohibiting gas stations from selling beer and wine could soon come to an end in the city limits.
Following in Dad's footsteps 07-21-2017
No matter how you put it, there’s no denying the steadying influence Josh Thull’s dad has been in his life — and his business.
Wisconsin working on incentives to lure Foxconn 07-21-2017
MADISON - Wisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday they believe could come as soon as the end of the month. 
New self-storage buildings in Slinger rejected 07-21-2017
Slinger’s Plan Commission has rejected a second attempt by a Slinger developer to construct several self-storage buildings in the village.
Badger Meter reports record 2Q results 07-21-2017
MILWAUKEE - The second quarter had record results for Badger Meter, Inc., which reported its net sales were $104,176,000.
Snap-on net sales increase 5.6% for quarter
KENOSHA - Snap-on Incorporated reported a positive second quarter Thursday with net sales of $921.4 million, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2016 levels.
Wisconsin unemployment unchanged at 3.1 percent 07-21-2017
MADISON - Wisconsin's unemployment rate is unchanged for the month of June.
Waukesha County Center for Growth exceeding goals
WAUKESHA - For a year the staff at the Waukesha County Center for Growth has been meeting with companies in the hopes of convincing them to build, expand or move to Waukesha County.
Associated Bank acquiring Bank Mutual for almost $500 million 07-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — Associated Banc-Corp announced Thursday it has agreed to purchase Bank Mutual Corporation for about $482 million, which will result in a merged company.
Workforce Development Center to hold job fair 07-20-2017
WEST BEND — Job-seekers are invited to attend the Workforce Development Center’s Job Fair on Aug. 16 at the Washington County Fair Park in West Bend during which area employers will seek to fill hundreds of full-, part-time and seasonal positions.
Scentsory stimulation: Bath boutique store opens downtown 07-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Scentsory Bath & Body Boutique at 152 E. Wisconsin Ave. softly opened last Saturday in downtown Oconomowoc. The store specializes in premium handmade bath and health products for women, men, and kids.
VIP Sushi granted liquor license 07-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Those dining at VIP Sushi & Hibachi will now be able to enjoy a cocktail with their salmon roll.
Plans for cell tower in Thiensville advance as provider submits proposed contract 07-20-2017
THIENSVILLE — Members of the Thiensville Village Board decided Tuesday to discuss the details of a proposed contract for a cell phone tower in closed session.
Ott’s cell tower plan clears Assembly 07-20-2017
MEQUON — The ideas in a bill state Rep. Jim Ott introduced this winter in response to a company’s plan to build a 195-foot-tall cell phone tower in a Mequon back yard are a step closer to becoming law.
Cedarburg seeking firm to create a marketing brand for the city 07-20-2017
CEDARBURG — A community-based steering committee is seeking a consultant to head a Cedarburg brand strengthening initiative.
Reilly supports bills against 'dark store' tax assessments
WAUKESHA - Mayor Shawn Reilly recently traveled to the state Capitol to give favorable testimony for two bills that would curb big-box stores asking for lower tax assessments based on the "dark store theory."
Kwik Trip to acquire PDQ’s 34 stores in state 07-20-2017
NEW BERLIN — The growing Kwik Trip gas and convenience store chain is about to get larger, and officials in New Berlin are hoping they are along for the ride.
Black Bear Bottling to close its doors 07-19-2017
OAK CREEK — Longtime maker of flavored sodas Black Bear Bottling announced it will close its doors in less than two months.
Franz named R&R Insurance chief operating officer 07-19-2017
WAUKESHA —On Wednesday, R&R Insurance Services announced Michael Franz was recently named its chief operating officer.
Annex Wealth Management to open in Pfister Hotel 07-19-2017
MILWAUKEE — Elm Grove-based Annex Wealth Management will open its fifth location and first in Milwaukee in the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.
Becky’s Blissful Bakery crafts Cold Brew Caramels 07-19-2017
NEW BERLIN — Caramel maker Becky’s Blissful Bakery announced through its partnership with Milwaukee-based Stone Creek Coffee it has created Cold Brew Caramels.
Land purchase for Hartford hotel to close this week 07-19-2017
Two homes still standing on the construction site of Hartford’s new downtown hotel will come crashing down soon.
West Bend’s future business leaders take national challenge 07-19-2017
At the end of June, five students from the West Bend High Schools flew to Anaheim, California, to compete in several categories at the Future Business Leaders of America national competition.
Panel OKs pair of tourism spending requests 07-19-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - An outside consultant will not be hired, but a panel tasked with making tourism spending decisions did give the green light Tuesday to move forward with a baseball-related campaign and an enhancement to Taste of Lake Country.
Some Woodman's shoppers to be awarded for buying healthfully 07-19-2017
WAUKESHA - Eating healthy, well-balanced meals often costs more than preparing prepacked, high-calorie meals, but a partnership between Woodman's Food Markets and Healthy Savings is intended to make eating well less expensive.
Austrian company acquires Gehl Foods operation 07-19-2017
WEST BEND - The Gehl Foods Bottling operation on Rail Way in West Bend was acquired by Alpla Inc., an Austrian-based company, on June 1 for $5.4 million.
Highly unlikely Foxconn could be lured to Waukesha County 07-19-2017
BROOKFIELD - The numbers associated with Foxconn's proposal to come to Wisconsin make it very appealing: a $7 billion plant that would employ as many as 10,000 people.
Cedarburg Plan Commission approves architectural design for Arrabelle 07-18-2017
CEDARBURG — Arrabelle apartments proposed for downtown Cedarburg received architectural design approval Thursday during a city Plan Commission meeting.
Lower sales of new motorcycles ding Harley-Davidson 07-18-2017
MILWAUKEE — Shares in Harley-Davidson tumbled nearly 10 percent after the company reported lagging retail sales and shipments as new riders opted for used motorcycles over newer, more expensive ones.
Grafton celebrates TownePlace Suites by Marriott groundbreaking 07-18-2017
Construction of the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel at 1601 Gateway Drive in Grafton officially got underway June 28 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site just southeast of the intersection of Interstate 43 and Highway 60.
Business grants available 07-18-2017
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization is offering a matching grant of up to $75,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
Thiensville bank building coming down
THIENSVILLE — The bank building that has sat vacant at 200 Green Bay Road for the last 10 years likely will be coming down.
Old Pick ’n Save thorn in Grafton’s side
GRAFTON — A former Mexican restaurant building and a private home are among the properties being eyed for redevelopment in Grafton.
Century Fence a mark of permanence in Wisconsin 07-18-2017
PEWAUKEE - After 100 years in business, the Bryants, owners of Century Fence, say they still get a rush from seeing signs of their company’s work along highways and on fences around landmarks like Lambeau Field in Green Bay and Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
Local tourism groups seeking grant funding 07-18-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - A pair of organizations aimed at promoting tourism in and near the village and City of Pewaukee are seeking grant dollars to further their efforts.
House of Guinness sold 07-18-2017
WAUKESHA - Many memories have been made at Waukesha’s House of Guinness since it opened in 2000, especially if you’ve attended Carroll University during those years. And for new owners and Carroll graduates Ian Cliffe and Ellie Martin Cliffe that also holds true.
Waukesha-based NEXT Electric sold to IES Holdings 07-18-2017
WAUKESHA - NEXT Electric, LLC has sold 80 percent of its membership interest to IES Holdings, Inc., according to a Monday announcement.
Nonprofit group announces purchase of West Bend Theatre 07-17-2017
The Historic West Bend Theatre Inc. announced Friday it purchased the West Bend Theatre and plans to restore the downtown facility that was built in 1929.
Shumway Dental plans new, larger Slinger office 07-16-2017
If all goes as planned, Shumway Dental could be operating out of a new location in April.
Pizza Ranch proposed for Waukesha 07-16-2017
WAUKESHA - Serving pizza, salads and chicken on its famous buffet, chain restaurant Pizza Ranch is looking to open its first southeastern Wisconsin location in Waukesha.
Marcus to add DreamLounger seats to all Ridge auditoriums 07-15-2017
NEW BERLIN - As Marcus Theatres continues to invest in its movie theaters around the area, it announced this week that it will add DreamLounger recliner seating to every auditorium in the Ridge Cinema in New Berlin, as well as to the North Shore Cinema in Mequon.
Businessman offers a hand to the ‘underdog’ 07-14-2017
Some business owners take on the responsibility of serving and giving back to their community.
Solstice Health connects doctors and patients 07-14-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Solstice Health has a different way of thinking when it comes to health care, and that is by getting rid of the need for insurance.
Generation Growth Capital invests in car wash equipment biz 07-13-2017
MILWAUKEE —  Generation Growth Capital Fund III, LP, a Milwaukee-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies, and Harrell’s Car Wash Systems, Inc., announced Thursday they have acquired New England Car Wash Equipment, LLC.
Fitzgerald: Legislation likely to help lure Foxconn 07-13-2017
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Senate's top Republican says the Legislature may have to pass a bill to help induce a Taiwanese technology company to bring a plant to Wisconsin.
Chicago Sun-Times sold to former politician and investors
CHICAGO — An investor group led by former Chicago alderman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor on Wednesday bought the Chicago Sun-Times, keeping the city’s No. 2 paper in business and ending a bid by the Chicago Tribune’s owner to acquire its longtime rival.
A beer garden in Oconomowoc? 07-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Both rotating and permanent beer gardens are sprouting up throughout Waukesha County and some city officials have expressed interest in helping that craze spread to Oconomowoc.
Fowler Lake Village still must pass city requirements 07-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The remaining hurdles Fowler Lake Village faces could be cleared soon if the proposed development passes the city’s remaining tests.
Steps taken to ease Town Center parking programs 07-13-2017
MEQUON — While it awaits results of a comprehensive $50,000 study, Mequon officials announced several short-term steps Tuesday aimed at alleviating parking woes in the Town Center.
Self-storage advances in town of Grafton 07-13-2017
GRAFTON — The Town of Grafton Plan Commission last week approved the conditional use permit for a new self-storage business at 1927 Highway W.
Ott's cell tower plan clears Assembly 07-13-2017
MEQUON - The ideas in a bill state Rep. Jim Ott introduced this winter in response to a company's plan to build a 195-foot-tall cellphone tower in a Mequon back yard are a step closer to becoming law.
Raised Grain beer wins gold at international contest 07-13-2017
WAUKESHA - Raised Grain Brewing Co. took home the gold for its Spring City Saison beer during an international competition this past weekend.
High demand for homes in June drives market 07-13-2017
WAUKESHA COUNTY - Those looking to sell a home in Waukesha County this summer are in luck. Homes in the area are selling quicker and for higher prices than they were a year ago, and that's not expected to change any time soon.
Citing competition, Brennan’s announces store closures 07-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Famous for its unique and tasty cheese and sausage products and fresh produce, Brennan’s Market will close its five locations Sept. 30.
CIBM Bank parent company’s income is $1M during second quarter 07-12-2017
WAUKESHA —On Wednesday, the holding company of CIBM Bank, CIB Marine Bancsharess, announced its net income for the second quarter was $1 million.
Federal appeals court upholds Wisconsin right-to-work law 07-12-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A federal appeals court panel has upheld Wisconsin's right-to-work law.
GO Riteway celebrates 60 years in business 07-12-2017
For any company to stay in business for 50 years, it's an achievement, but Go Riteway Transportation Group has exceeded that benchmark.
West Bend Mutual supports Wisconsin long-term care facilities with grants 07-12-2017
West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. announced Thursday it has partnered with LeadingAge Wisconsin to award Safe Resident Assistance Endowment grants to seven long-term care facilities.
Northwestern Mutual to help Milwaukee with $1 million in grants 07-11-2017
MILWAUKEE — Through the Northwestern Mutual foundation, more than $1 million in grants will be contributed to 25 nonprofits through the company’s neighborhood grants program.
Diamond Discs purchases larger Milwaukee facility 07-11-2017
MILWAUKEE —Diamond Discs International, Inc. has purchased a larger facility for its corporate headquarters at 9300 W. Heather Ave.
Branching out 07-11-2017
CEDARBURG — In the 30 years since she opened her first store in Cedarburg, Robin Parsons has seen some distinct changes.
Brandywine to feature the best of Wisconsin
CEDARBURG — It’s a classic case of “one thing led to another.” A longtime chef seeks the perfect spot to open a restaurant of his own, and before you know it, he and his the family are living above a business in downtown Cedarburg, prepping the first level for a new eatery.
Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn planned for The Corridor
BROOKFIELD - Hawkeye Hotels wants to operate two hotels inside The Corridor development off Bluemound Road: a nearly 71,000-square-foot Fairfield Inn and a nearly 68,500-square-foot Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites.
Becker Auto Body a constant amid change
BROOKFIELD - It is safe to say the Brookfield and Elm Grove area is the fertile crescent of retail development and shopping in Wisconsin.
Broan-Nu Tone sells Best Kitchen Ventilation Business to Electrolux Group 07-08-2017
HARTFORD — Broan-NuTone LLC announced the sale of the Best Kitchen Ventilation EMEA Business to Electrolux Group on Friday.
Finding Opportunities 07-08-2017
WAUKESHA —When Spring City Restaurant and Rox Bar & Grille owners Peter and Dennis Hronis see an opportunity for their business, they seize it.
US employers add strong 222K jobs; jobless rate at 4.4 pct. 07-07-2017
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy.
Fracaro’s Lanes to be razed 07-07-2017
WAUKESHA — For months, the burned-out Fracaro’s has stood as a reminder of the fun it once offered, but soon it will be demolished.
Brookfield Town Board likes movie theater proposal 07-06-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — No action was taken during Wednesday’s Town Board meeting, but its members gave a sort-of verbal thumbs up to a movie theater proposal for The Corners of Brookfield, said Town Administrator Tom Hagie.
Pyramax Bank partners with Milwaukee on Harambee mortgage initiative 07-06-2017
GREENFIELD —PyraMax Bank is committing $1 million to help fund the purchase and rehabilitation of houses in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood.
Antique, craft retail shop coming to town 07-06-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — A resale shop offering antiques, crafts and plants will open for business provided it meets the conditions set forth by the town Plan Commission.
Thieves target businesses, construction sites 07-06-2017
GRAFTON — A string of burglaries has been reported in the town of Grafton over the past several weeks, with construction supplies disappearing overnight.
Alterations unlimited during downtown construction 07-06-2017
WAUKESHA — While many are awaiting the rapidly approaching end of downtown construction, one business owner whose brightly colored storefront was encroached upon by orange cones and road blockades says business has actually increased during the months-long project.
BuySeasons bought by costume competitor company
NEW BERLIN —Costume and accessories retailer Buy Seasons, Inc., has been acquired by a competitor, Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc.
Sendik’s opens Fresh2GO location in Hales Corners 07-05-2017
HALES CORNERS — A Sendik’s Fresh2GO is scheduled to open Friday at 5101 S. 108th St., capping off a run of five new store openings in eight months, Sendik’s Food Markets announced Wednesday.
Sales fall for Detroit 3 in June amid industry slowdown
DETROIT — Sales in June fell 7 percent at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, 5.1 percent for Ford and 4.7 percent for General Motors amid a broader industry decline now entering its sixth consecutive month.
Variety focuses on one characteristic at downtown West Bend business 07-05-2017
Many people have passions in their life, but only a subset of those can turn them into a living. That is what the co-owners of Curious Apothecary have accomplished.
Female leaders in commerce 07-05-2017
MUKWONAGO — April Reszka started out as a volunteer at the Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce and eventually became executive director.
Local center specializes in helping women going through divorce 07-05-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Rhonda Noordyk opened the Women’s Financial Wellness Center in 2014 as a financial coaching hub for women seeking guidance with their money.
At 45, Cousins Subs focuses on staying fresh 07-05-2017
WAUKESHA —The fast casual restaurant industry is highly competitive, but at 45 years of age, Cousins Subs has a handle on the Wisconsin market and is starting to expand into Chicagoland.
Gander Mountain locations to close Aug. 30 07-03-2017
WAUKESHA — The nine Wisconsin Gander Mountain stores that will close, as previously announced, will lock their doors Aug. 30.
Mequon clinic to open this fall 07-03-2017
MEQUON — The new Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Mequon Health Center will bring a wide array of health care services to the area, according to a news release.
Tecumseh building to get permanent tenant 07-03-2017
GRAFTON — The Tecumseh building in Grafton has a stable tenant coming in for the first time in nearly 10 years.
Rezoning approved for Gehl Foods property 06-30-2017
Gehl Foods has cleared one hurdle to complete an expansion of its production facility along Main Street in Germantown.
Papa Stache serves up personality on a plate 06-30-2017
BIG BEND - Just like Ralph Llanas has his own style, so does his restaurant and bar Papa Stache Pub & Eatery on Big Bend Drive.
Homeowners optimistic about economy, choosing not to sell just yet 06-30-2017
WAUKESHA - While many Waukesha County homeowners think it's a good time to buy and sell a house, most are waiting to sell their homes, according to a recent regional real estate study.
Downtown Hardee's site without offers after Mad Rooster ended deal 06-30-2017
WAUKESHA - With the owner of the Mad Rooster Cafe sentenced to more than a year in prison for tax fraud, the business' plan to move into the former Hardee's site downtown is dead in the water, a property manager said Thursday.
Arrabelle design nearing approval 06-29-2017
CEDARBURG — A more concrete image of Arrabelle is forming as architectural designs for the 69-unit multifamily development faced Cedarburg Plan Commission review Monday.
Sendik's celebrates Waukesha store opening 06-29-2017
WAUKESHA - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the new Sendik's location at 701 Meadowbrook Road in Waukesha.
Van Horn Latino opens larger Milwaukee dealership 06-28-2017
MILWAUKEE — Van Horn Latino, the Latino population-focused dealership of the Van Horn Automotive Group, is celebrating its new larger location on West Loomis Road in Milwaukee.
Sendik’s to open small format store on Marquette campus
MILWAUKEE —A small-format Sendik’s is planned for the Marquette University campus on the northeast corner of 16th and West Wells streets.
Last hurdle cleared 06-28-2017
HARTFORD — Ground is expected to be broken on a new downtown hotel around Aug. 1. On Tuesday night the development agreement between the city and Cobblestone Hotel Development LLC was given unanimous approval by the Common Council.
Getting back to her roots 06-28-2017
Consider the Lilies has offered floral arrangements for about six and a half years, but just recently found a retail location in downtown West Bend at 136 S. Main St.
New condo development possible in Hartford 06-28-2017
South Wilson Avenue could be the site of a new condominium development in Hartford if a developer gets the answers he’s seeking.
Landmark Credit Union breaks ground on Muskego site 06-27-2017
MUSKEGO —Construction was started on the newest Landmark Credit Union location in Muskego with a ground-breaking ceremony on June 21.
Kohl’s names Besanko as chief financial officer 06-27-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s announced Tuesday it has appointed Bruce H. Besanko to the position of chief financial officer, which he will assume July 10.
West Bend officials support bills to combat ‘dark store’ appraisals 06-27-2017
Members of the West Bend Common Council are closely observing two legislative proposals, mindful their fate will have significant consequences for area residents.
MSI General to build Burlington church 06-27-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Grace Church of Burlington has selected MSI General Corporation to design and construct a new church facility located on Plank Road in the Town of Burlington, according to an announcement.
Wisconsin business leaders raise concerns on highway tolling 06-27-2017
MADISON - Wisconsin business leaders say a plan to introduce highway tolling to help pay for road work could hurt the economy.
After 45 years Mufflers and Pipes shifts name, ownership 06-27-2017
WAUKESHA - What started as a specialty muffler and pipe shop in 1972, has officially entered a new era by changing its antiquated moniker to Waukesha Auto Repair: Mufflers and Pipes.
9-screen movie theater proposed for The Corners 06-25-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Preliminary plans for a nine-screen movie theater at The Corners of Brookfield will be discussed by Town of Brookfield administration next week with more details likely to be revealed.
Badger Burger Company opens in Mukwonago 06-23-2017
MUKWONAGO —Specializing in Wisconsin products, the Badger Burger Company opened its doors Thursday in downtown Mukwonago.
Businesses, residents near Erin Hills react to the U.S. Open 06-23-2017
One thousand five hundred pounds of pork, 1,000 pounds of brisket and 600 pounds of his signature, now-famous chipotle bacon mac-n-cheese — those are just a few of The Barbecue Co.’s best sellers last week while the U.S. Open golf championship was at Erin Hills, less than a mile away from the restaurant.
Stickin’ with a good thing 06-23-2017
For nearly six years Melanie Reish has managed the Westbury Bank branch in downtown West Bend, but her time there started about 15 years ago.
Safety is key at MetalTek 06-23-2017
WAUKESHA — MetalTek International has surpassed two million man-hours worked without a lost-time incident at the Centrifugal Division in Waukesha, 905 E. St. Paul Ave.
Safway completes merger to expand footprint 06-23-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The Safway Group completed its merger Thursday with Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services.
Sears announces Southridge store closing
GREENDALE - Sears Holdings announced Thursday it will close its Southridge Mall store, 5200 S. 76th St., making it the second anchor that will close at the mall.
Wisconsin crafter beverage makers form coalition 06-22-2017
MADISON — Independent producers of craft beverages have united to create the Wisconsin Craft Beverage Coalition to promote, protect, and defend the state’s craft beverage industry.
Nordstrom Rack to open in Bayshore Town Center 06-22-2017
GLENDALE — A Nordstrom Rack store is scheduled to open in Bayshore Town Center in Glendale in fall 2018.
‘Woof-Men’ business owner 06-22-2017
BROOKFIELD — Allison Dunlop opened Integrative Veterinary Service in Brookfield in 2014, following in the footsteps of a beloved family member.
A woman and her clock shop 06-22-2017
WAUKESHA — Karen White and her husband, Edward, opened the Little Swiss Clock Shop in 1968 in downtown Waukesha and a lot has changed since the shop first opened, including its name.
U.S. Open brought energy, business to Oconomowoc 06-22-2017
OCONOMOWOC — While the Sunday ending of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills makes it difficult to discern how much of an impact the golf tournament had on Oconomowoc, there is no doubt the event did indeed have a positive influence on local businesses.
Classic Traditions building bought by local civic leader
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg resident Chris Smith is “Bringing Wall Street to Main Street … ” with his newly incorporated business, Cedar Creek Wealth Management.
Plans for Grafton town business on hold 06-22-2017
GRAFTON — Another storage business is looking to locate in the town of Grafton, but has faced a few hurdles at the start.
Homestead to get on-campus Kohler Credit Union branch
MEQUON — Kohler Credit Union will locate a small branch in the lobby of the Homestead High School field house as part of a sponsorship agreement that could funnel $150,000 to the school district over 15 years.
The county connect 06-22-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Since Eric Isbister and his wife Mary bought the Mequon-based metal fabrication business GenMet Corp. in 1999, they have struggled with filling open positions; and they are not alone.
MOWA hosts business leaders for Women’s Forum event
One of the most famous lines in Hollywood history goes like this: “If you build it, they will come.”
Study: 70% of Americans identify as middle class despite decline in household income 06-22-2017
MILWAUKEE- Despite the number of middle-income households dropping in the United States, a recent study by Northwestern Mutual found that seven in 10, or 70 percent, of American adults ages 18 and older view themselves as middle class.
Unemployment rates drop to record lows locally, statewide 06-22-2017
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to near-record lows this year, and Waukesha County's rate is one of the lowest in the state.
Developing the future 06-22-2017
WAUKESHA - Smart and lucrative city development was the big theme at Mayor Shawn Reilly's breakfast meeting on Wednesday morning, paired with an update on the rebranding efforts in downtown Waukesha that are ultimately meant to bring people to the area and boost city revenue.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield exits health care exchange 06-21-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield said Wednesday it is pulling out of the federal health care exchange in Wisconsin.
Arhaus to open in The Corners on July 1 06-21-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Stores continue to open their doors in The Corners of Brookfield with the latest being Arhaus on July 1.
ARI Network Services to be acquired for about $140 million 06-21-2017
MILWAUKEE — Software tools and marketing services provider ARI Network Services, Inc. has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of True Wind Capital Management, LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in leading technology companies.
Making it work in a small town 06-21-2017
RICHFIELD — Dr. Michelle Defer believes her chiropractic practice has been in existence for nearly 30 years because of her honesty with patients and because she helps them overcome whatever problems bring them into her office at the Hubertus Chiropractor Clinic.
Nissen Staffing Continuum adds TechRecruiters 06-21-2017
WAUKESHA - Nissen Staffing Continuum has partnered with TechRecruiters in order to fill clients' technical staffing needs.
Council would allow gas stations' beer, wine sales 06-21-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The Common Council decided it would allow gas stations to sell beer and wine at area gas stations during its meeting on Monday night, said City Clerk Kelly Tarczewski.
New apprenticeship program launches at WCTC 06-21-2017
PEWAUKEE - The Department of Workforce Development highlighted the launch of a new Mechatronics Technician Registered Apprenticeship program for Wisconsin manufacturers during an information session on Monday at the Waukesha County Technical College Generac Integrated Manufacturing Lab.
Former Sears Auto site could give way to hotel, conference center 06-21-2017
BROOKFIELD - A recently emptied auto repair center building on the southern perimeter of Brookfield Square could give way to a hotel and conference center.
Official warns Illinois finances in 'massive crisis mode'
CHICAGO — During the two-and-a-half years Illinois has gone without a state budget, the previously little-known office of comptroller has had the unenviable job of essentially sitting at the kitchen table trying to figure out how to pay the bills.
First Weber CEO stepping down 06-20-2017
MADISON — First Weber Realtors announced CEO Jim Imhoff will vacate the position as of July 1, but will remain chairman.
Marcus Theatres to open new theater concept June 30 06-20-2017
MILWAUKEE —Marcus Theatres will open its new concept BistroPlex adjacent to Southridge Mall at 9 a.m. June 30.
Allegiant to launch service from Gen. Mitchell airport 06-20-2017
MILWAUKEE —Allegiant, an airline that mainly flies out of small cities, announced it will begin service in Milwaukee out of General Mitchell International Airport.
After U.S. Open, what’s next for Erin Hills? 06-20-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — When the final putt fell Sunday and Brooks Koepka was awarded the U.S. Open Championship trophy, two questions immediately surfaced: What’s next for Erin Hills? And will the U.S. Open be back?
Richmond Investment Services moves to larger location
MEQUON — When Richmond Investment Services moved to a bigger location over the winter, owner Matt Richmond hoped to provide his clients with a variety of finance-related services under one roof.
Erin Hills architects happy with U.S. Open 06-20-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — At a new venue for the 2017 U.S. Open, there were a lot of unknowns — among them the winning score.
Growing a community 06-20-2017
TOWN OF MUKWONAGO - The town will be seeing a new farm-type development on Highway NN that includes a community chicken coop, garden and more.
Milwaukee Film announces 31-year lease of Oriental Theatre
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Film has announced the acquisition of a 31-year lease to operate the Oriental Theatre beginning July 1, 2018.
Kleefisch says she talked with Foxconn two years ago
MADISON — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said Monday she first talked two years ago with officials from a Taiwanese company that builds iPhones and other electronics about considering expanding in Wisconsin.
Yamaha acquires Kracor, Inc. Rotational Molding 06-19-2017
MILWAUKEE — Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. announced Monday it acquired the assets of Milwaukee-based Kracor, Inc., a rotational molding manufacturer.
Hartford industrial machine repair business to expand
Monday, Hartford’s Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit and site plan for the construction of a new building at 2240 Industrial Way in the Dodge Industrial Park.
Sweet relief?  06-17-2017
WAUKESHA — After licensing fees, business insurance, hourly commercial kitchen rental, ingredients and farmers market costs, it’s tough for small-scale bakers in Wisconsin to rake in enough dough to make it.
Oconomowoc’s own little European gift shop 06-17-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pulling up to the Weather-Vane gift shop will surely throw a first-time visitor for a loop. At first glance, the shop doesn’t look like an actual business at all.
For the love of the game 06-16-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Without an army of 5,500 volunteers, many visitors to the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills might end up heading in the wrong direction or going through the week confused with unanswered questions.
Council to consider alcohol sales by gas stations 06-16-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The possibility of beer and alcohol sales at area gas stations will be discussed at the next Common Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, W240-N3065 Pewaukee Road.
CycleBar Studio to open in The Corners 06-16-2017
BROOKFIELD - A high-energy cycling workout studio that promises to offer a concert-like atmosphere will open later this year in The Corners of Brookfield.
Waukesha's first Sendik's to open June 24 06-16-2017
WAUKESHA - The first Sendik's Food Markets location in Waukesha will open Saturday, June 24, on Meadowbrook Road in the Meadowbrook Marketplace.
USGA: US Open will generate $120M for Wisconsin economy
ERIN, Wis. — The USGA says the U.S. Open at Erin Hills will generate about $120 million for Wisconsin's economy.
Wisconsin unemployment drops to 3.1 percent in May
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since October 1999.
Morrissett ‘instrumental’ in bringing championship to Erin Hills 06-15-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Jim Reinhart, general chairman for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills Golf Course, called John Morrissett “our MVP for behind the scenes.”
Avalon Square exterior under construction 06-15-2017
WAUKESHA — Avalon Square is going through some exterior changes that could last several months, but will better prevent water from seeping into apartments when finished.
USGA boosts fan experience with technology 06-15-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Technology has fostered faster and more intricate communication among people, and many organizations, including the United States Golf Association, are taking advantage of it to enhance fan experience.
Work underway on Grafton’s TownPlace Suites 06-15-2017
GRAFTON — Public utility work is nearly complete on the planned TownePlace Suites Hotel east of Interstate 43 and Highway 60, according to Grafton Public Works Director Amber Thomas.
Händen Distillery to open in September 06-15-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg will welcome Händen Distillery to its downtown this summer.
August Weber license renewal comes amid new probe
CEDARBURG — The August Weber Haus was granted renewal of its liquor license for the coming year, but with the license comes news that its holder is part of a new police investigation.
Hartford OKs site assessment grant agreement 06-15-2017
HARTFORD — City officials have approved an agreement with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. that could bring the city $150,000 in grant money.
Foxconn, assembler of iPhones, eyes Wisconsin for plant 06-14-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people and give Gov. Scott Walker a huge political boost as he prepares to run for re-election.
Horicon Bank joins exclusive club 06-14-2017
Horicon Bank announced June 6 it earned an “Outstanding” CRA rating, the highest rating available from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Networking leads to growth opportunities for local businesses 06-14-2017
Businesses that belong to the area’s chambers of commerce not only have access to the organization’s resources, they can also leverage connections among entrepreneurs throughout Washington County.
Rockwell Automation partners with ManpowerGroup to train veterans 06-13-2017
MILWAUKEE — To help military veterans and increase the workforce available for manufacturing jobs, Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup announced Tuesday a partnership to train veterans.
Kalahari Resorts to expand Wisconsin Dells facility 06-13-2017
WISCONSIN DELLS — Kalahari Resorts plans to add 130,000 square feet to its Wisconsin Dells facility, as well as its Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania location.
Wisconsin Kmart closures to affect 239 workers 06-13-2017
WAUKESHA — When Kmart Corporation shutters three of its Wisconsin locations, 239 workers will lose their jobs.
Farm-related manufacturing finds a home in county 06-13-2017
The agricultural industry in Washington County has brought green to more than area fields.
Inventory continues to present a challenge to Ozaukee County real estate market 06-13-2017
CEDARBURG — Real estate inventory continues to be an issue in Ozaukee County and throughout the country as recent May home sales data indicate, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Mila’s European Bakery re-opens storefront 06-13-2017
THIENSVILLE — Mila Kofman and her husband immigrated to America in 1979 with two children and $500 in their pockets. With a degree in food technology and a strong passion for baking, she opened her small retail bakery just two years after her arrival.
Conditional use permit granted for new Hartford hotel
HARTFORD — Groundbreaking on a downtown hotel appears more and more likely to take place by July 1 after the city’s Plan Commission Monday night unanimously approved a conditional use permit to allow construction to take place on lots 100-106 E. Sumner St.
‘It’s pretty historic’ 06-13-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — At 34, Aaron Jinkerson, a native of Wentzville, Missouri, about 45 minutes west of St. Louis, is finally doing something he’s waited 22 years to do: attend one of professional golf’s four majors.
Championship week begins 06-13-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — For seven years, every nail banged into a siding, every pile of dirt moved, every tweak to Erin Hills Golf Course was done with the 2017 U.S. Open Championship in mind.
Free home given to veteran 06-13-2017
WAUKESHA - A free home in the Dunbar Oaks subdivision was presented to Army Specialist Philip Olson and his family Saturday morning.
Homeowners confident in regional economy 06-13-2017
WAUKESHA - When the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors recently surveyed homeowners in the greater Milwaukee area, they learned that the overall perception of the regional economy is strong, but that they are concerned about national politics and policies.
G2 Insurance Services acquires MacGillis & Company
BROOKFIELD — G2 Insurance Services announced that it recently acquired MacGillis & Company, a longtime independent insurance agency formerly in Wauwatosa.
Heaven City introduces more family friendly menu 06-12-2017
MUKWONAGO — The Villa at Heaven City, famous for its gangster history, has long been known as a restaurant for special occasions, but Owner and Executive Chef Robert Klemm seeks to change that with his new menu.
More than meets the eye 06-12-2017
MILWAUKEE — Before arriving in the Milwaukee area three years ago, Charles and Connie Bailey called Chicago home. Earlier this year, they brought a cosmopolitan sensibility reminiscent of the Windy City to one of the many historic buildings dotting Kinnickinnic Avenue.
Teddy Greenstein: Erin Hills: a short, strange trip to landing the US Open 06-12-2017
Turn-of-the-20th-century clubs dominate the list of U.S. Open venues: Shinnecock Hills (established in 1891), Pinehurst (1895), Oakmont (1903). Then there’s Erin Hills.
A dicey US Open topic: Erin Hills founder Bob Lang 06-12-2017
The builders of this captivating golf course have known for more than seven years that the 2017 U.S. Open would come to Erin Hills.
EPIC Creative to relocate to former Delta Defense building 06-11-2017
EPIC Creative is expected to move its corporate headquarters to the former Delta Defense building in downtown West Bend on Sept. 1 to accommodate the growth of the company.
Brown Deer artist has Erin Hills pottery featured in U.S. Open merchandise tent
TOWN OF ERIN — There are more than 250 vendors selling merchandise at this year’s 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
Family of Milwaukee blacksmiths makes logo sculpture for Erin Hills 06-11-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — For Kent Knapp, there is a soul and a lively energy that goes into creating something with his hands. After all, his love for blues music is what brought him to the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills.
Burlap & Lace Marketplace moves into large downtown storefront 06-10-2017
WAUKESHA - Burlap & Lace Marketplace has moved - but not too far. The store abruptly had to leave its location from Grand Avenue to Main Street a couple of months ago, but this unfortunate situation has become a good thing.
MCW receives $37.8M for refining medical education 06-09-2017
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, the Medical College of Wisconsin announced that it has been gifted $37.8 million dollars from the Kern family and the Kern Family Foundation.
Dancing to their own beat 06-09-2017
WAUKESHA — Liberty Dance Center, 404 Travis Lane, is offering a free dance education program for children with special needs with the help of Darby’s Dancers, a national nonprofit dance organization.
Like Christmas for Golf Lovers 06-09-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — For the last several weeks, anyone who drove past Erin Hills Golf Course would likely have seen an enormous white tent being constructed.
Ground broken for Eagles Landing development 06-08-2017
OCONOMOWOC — One of the more significant projects in Oconomowoc is underway as Mark and Sue Neumann broke ground on Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle on Tuesday afternoon.
Contract still not finalized for Ixonia Fireman’s Hall lease
IXONIA — Starting mid-October, the purpose of the storied Ixonia Firemen’s Hall will change completely and an area woman is likely to be the person behind the transformation.
Chemical scare in Pabst Farms found to be a false alarm
SUMMIT — A report of trespassing into an abandoned Pabst Road building yielded an emergency check for crystal methamphetamine production, but which ended up negative.
Filling up fast 06-08-2017
GRAFTON — The Lumberyard 1505 development rising in downtown Grafton isn’t waiting to open before leasing out units.
Wisconsin adds 5,100 manufacturing jobs 06-08-2017
WAUKESHA - April was a strong month for employers in Wisconsin, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, which showed the state added jobs.
Fiserv named to FORTUNE 500 list of largest U.S. companies 06-08-2017
BROOKFIELD - Financial services technology solutions provider Fiserv has been named to the 63rd annual FORTUNE 500.
New taco 'station' in downtown Waukesha 06-08-2017
WAUKESHA - It all started in Texas.
Hard to tell when former Sentry storefront will be filled 06-08-2017
OCONOMOWOC - The grass surrounding the storefront at 630 E. Wisconsin Ave. still grows, but business remains dead since Sentry left the facility empty in 2009.
SaintA in Milwaukee to end residential program 06-07-2017
MILWAUKEE —SaintA informed the state Wednesday it will end its residential program offered at its main campus in Milwaukee, affecting 82 positions.
Report: Wisconsin lost manufacturing jobs in 2016 06-07-2017
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin was among 28 states losing manufacturing jobs in 2016 and the state continues to trail the national rate of overall job creation, according to new figures released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
CUW focuses on young professionals 06-07-2017
MEQUON — For the second year in a row, Concordia University Wisconsin has been named the exclusive education partner for NEWaukee, a social architecture firm headquartered in downtown Milwaukee.
Spectator parking lot for U.S. Open moved to Washington County Fair Park 06-07-2017
The United States Golf Association announced Tuesday it has relocated one of the two main complimentary spectator parking lots for the 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
New art gallery opens in West Bend
Ric Hartman, a collector of early Wisconsin art, opened the Gallery of Wisconsin Art on Saturday with a ceremony held at the West Bend museum.
Making green on the greens 06-07-2017
With an average of 150 acres of land and more than half of that in maintained turf on 18-hole courses, it may come as little surprise that maintaining a golf course is the main cost for much of the golf industry.
Eau Claire Press Co. sold to APG 06-07-2017
The Eau Claire Press Company, a fourth-and-fifth-generation family-owned media company, is being sold to Minneapolis-based Adams Publishing Group.
Learn about The Construction Boom on June 16 06-07-2017
MILWAUKEE - The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will have a panel discussion on "The Construction Boom!" during its June 16 breakfast meeting.
Elmbrook Rotary Club to name Business Person of the Year 06-07-2017
ELM GROVE - The Elmbrook Rotary Club is accepting applications for the Business Person of the Year Award, which will recognize a successful individual from Brookfield or Elm Grove who is service-minded.
Pewaukee Plaza gains familiar tenant: Ashley Furniture 06-07-2017
PEWAUKEE - Ashley Furniture Home Store is expected to return to its former location at Pewaukee Plaza, 1268 Capitol Drive, Sept. 1, a decade after it left.
Board places moratorium on electronic signage 06-07-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — After receiving a pair of requests, Town of Brookfield officials have decided to put the brakes on new electronic signage outside commercial establishments through at least the end of the year.
Renovation complete at Waukesha County Airport 06-06-2017
WAUKESHA - Atlantic Aviation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand reopening event celebrating the finished renovation to the Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field's executive terminal on Monday.
Home listings, sale prices decline, Realtors group says
CEDARBURG — Although active listings in Ozaukee County for April increased by 23 compared to March, year-over-year active listings for April declined 10 percent to 457 from 508, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Dave’s Bagel & Bread to close 06-06-2017
CEDARBURG — Dave’s Bagel & Bread Café on Cedarburg’s south side, offering breakfast and lunch sandwiches, fresh-squeezed orange juice and smoothies and bagels, breads and muffins made from scratch, will close at the end of this year.
Solving real-world challenges 06-06-2017
NEW BERLIN - High school students from New Berlin Eisenhower and New Berlin West high schools participated in the school district's first-ever Pitch Night for Advanced Innovation and Design students.
VR City Zone opens in Brookfield 06-06-2017
BROOKFIELD - The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new VR City Zone on Thursday.
ProHealth Care to provide sports medicine services at Carroll 06-06-2017
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care has entered into an exclusive agreement with Carroll University to provide sports medicine services to student athletes, faculty, coaches and staff of the university’s recreational and organized sports teams.
Former Milwaukee Beer Museum building sold 06-06-2017
MILWAUKEE -The Barry Company announced in a Monday news release that it has sold a 4,440-square-foot property to Gravity Real Estate, LLC.
MSI General selected to build new Plasti-Coil addition
OCONOMOWOC - MSI General Corporation has been selected to design and build an addition to Plasti-Coil's existing facility.
Einstein bagels and Caribou Coffee now open 06-05-2017
WAUKESHA — Get your coffee and bagel fix on Sunset Drive in Waukesha now that the Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee location has opened.
Tenants move into Riverwalk Apartments 06-03-2017
HARTLAND — Residents have moved into two of the three buildings of the Riverwalk Apartments as of April 1, Village Administrator David Cox said.
US hiring pullback suggests firms are straining to fill jobs
WASHINGTON — Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?
Groundbreaking looms for E.H. Wolf office building 06-02-2017
SLINGER — Two years of planning could finally come to fruition later this month when construction is expected to begin on a two-floor and nearly 15,000-square-foot office building for E.H. Wolf and Sons.
Building purchased in Milwaukee in memory of Rev. Joel Kinlow 06-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Barry Company announced Thursday that it’s completed a sale of a commercial building at 7841 W. Appleton Ave.
Center for growth study helps locate best areas of development 06-02-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Center for Growth on Thursday announced that a study has found opportunities for long-term growth within the county.
Wisconsin boaters, dealers struggle with mechanic shortage
MILWAUKEE — A severe industry-wide shortage of mechanics has alarmed Wisconsin boat dealers and owners alike as summer returns, and there's no sign that conditions will improve anytime soon.
US job market looks solid 8 years after recession ended
WASHINGTON — Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth.
Delta Defense celebrates opening of new facility in West Bend 06-01-2017
Local, state and federal officials gathered to commemorate the opening of a facility for one of the area’s prominent companies.
Colectivo opens first location outside Wisconsin 06-01-2017
MILWAUKEE - Colectivo Coffee recently opened its first-ever location outside Wisconsin.
Heritage Place of Brookfield acquired by Capri Senior Communities 06-01-2017
WAUKESHA - On Wednesday, Capri Senior Communities announced it has purchased Heritage Place of Brookfield, a 90-unit senior living community located near North Avenue and Calhoun Road.
MetalTek passes 2 million hours without lost-time incident
WAUKESHA - MetalTek International announced Wednesday that its Wisconsin Centrifugal Division in Waukesha has surpassed 2 million man hours worked without a lost-time incident.
Orange Leaf to dish up frozen yogurt at The Corners 05-31-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is set to open in The Corners of Brookfield in July.
Delafield Plan Commission to consider proposal for extending cell tower height 05-31-2017
DELAFIELD — Verizon Wireless, located in the Nagawaukee Shopping Center, 3150 Golf Road, is looking to extend the height of the cell tower from 50 feet to 75 feet along with adding a ground-mounted generator and equipment cabinets to the location.
Group formed to help UW-Milwaukee grow 05-31-2017
MILWAUKEE — A new group of business leaders within the community has been formed to advocate for resources to support the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Delta Defense to host ribbon-cutting ceremony today in West Bend 05-31-2017
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow will be among the guests expected to attend Delta Defense’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. today in West Bend.
Work on Hilt building nears completion
HARTFORD - "How can you beat the view?" Those are the words of Danny Dulak, who along with his wife Wendy and through their company Second Chance Ventures, have nearly completed restoration and remodeling of the old Hilt Hotel building in the city's downtown.
Treeghost Country Store planning expansion 05-31-2017
Business is going so well for a Richfield metal arts company that the owner is planning to add space for creating more of his company’s work.
Federal funding cuts reduce city's allocation for downtown rebranding 05-31-2017
WAUKESHA - The rebranding push for downtown Waukesha could receive nearly $100,000 less than originally requested by city departments from the Community Development Block Grant next year partly due to a federal funding cut.
Minnesota developer plans redo of former Wisconsin dog track 05-30-2017
HUDSON, Wis. — An eastern Minnesota developer has big plans for a shuttered dog racing track in western Wisconsin.
MSI General marks 60 years on the cutting edge 05-30-2017
OCONOMOWOC — In 1957 Claude Debbink and his son Pete opened Metal Structures Inc. in Oconomowoc, specializing in pre-engineered metal.

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

Fresh coat of paint 05-28-2017
WAUKESHA — New colors are painted onto The Steaming Cup, 340 W. Main St. in downtown Waukesha, on Friday morning.
Delayed luxury lake condo project ready to move forward 05-28-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Another luxury residential development in downtown Oconomowoc is set to move forward with 18 units ranging in price from $999,000 to $1.5 million — and the two at the highest price are already reserved.
Former Reynolds Machine Co. set on fire 05-28-2017
MUSKEGO — Smoke billowed from the former Reynolds Machine Co. on Martin Drive Friday afternoon as fire crews from multiple departments sought to bring the blaze under control.
Leaders tout Aerotropolis Milwaukee plans 05-26-2017
MILWAUKEE — Restaurants, hotels, bike and pedestrian improvements and public transportation additions are among some of the elements tossed into a large-scale visioning plan around Gen. Mitchell International Airport.
Krones announces acquisition of New York company 05-26-2017
FRANKLIN - Krones Inc. announced Thursday that its acquired New York-based Javlyn in a transaction.
Roadrunner Transportation announces relocation to Illinois 05-26-2017
CUDAHY - Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. has announced it will move its company headquarters to Downers Grove, Illinois.
TriTech achieves veteran certification 05-26-2017
WAUKESHA - TriTech Corporation of America announced Thursday that its achieved an important milestone.
A whole body wellness boutique 05-26-2017
After struggling with her own weight and mindset and then finding something that truly worked for her, Jacki McMeans decided to share her discovery through a fitness boutique she calls blu.wing Fitness Boutique in downtown Waukesha.
Reese specializes in full-service photography 05-26-2017
Portraiture photography is an art form Kara Reese has enjoyed since high school when she took the lessons she learned in class and then captured some of her friends' senior portraits.
Construction started on Heritage Senior Living in Muskego 05-26-2017
MUSKEGO - The 16th Heritage Senior Living community is under construction in Muskego and is anticipated to open in the summer of 2018.
Waukesha Beer Gardens dates announced 05-26-2017
WAUKESHA - The same week Waukesha County announced it's working with Raised Grain Brewing for beer gardens in county parks, the Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department officially announced the dates for its Waukesha Neighborhood Beer Gardens.
Officials approve TIF project plans for two sites 05-26-2017
OCONOMOWOC — With the hope of shepherding future development, city officials on Thursday approved a pair of project plans linked to two tax-incremental financing districts.
Chicago only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016 05-25-2017
CHICAGO — Chicago was the only city among the nation’s 20 largest to lose population in 2016 — and it lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
KWA announces expansions 05-25-2017
CEDARBURG — The Kubala Washatko Architects Inc, announced plans Monday to open a satellite office in Seattle and add five new partners to the firm as part of a new phase of development.
Chamber of Commerce says advertising pitch isn’t coming from them 05-25-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A company located outside of the region has been calling area businesses and falsely claiming ties to the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce, says chamber Executive Director Katie Miller.
HUSCO International to remodel, add onto existing facility
WAUKESHA - A hydraulic manufacturing company with 70-year roots in the community will soon remodel and expand portions of its facility.
Unemployment rates in region at all-time lows 05-25-2017
MADISON - Unemployment rates in the metropolitan Milwaukee area decreased to historic lows in April, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
WCBA to offer scholarships at Tour of Homes event 05-24-2017
This year’s Washington County Builders Association’s Tour of Homes expects to break some ground.
Botulism in California linked to Gehl Foods 05-24-2017
Gehl Foods in Germantown has been linked to a fatal botulism outbreak in California and the company says it is working with authorities to determine what caused the contamination.
How to take an idea and turn it into a business 05-24-2017
The idea for a small business can happen at any time, from a conversation with a stranger to driving along. For others, including Elizabeth Bartelt, the concept may spring from a lifelong passion.
Ion Sports Pub now open in West Bend
Are you ready for new tasty treats? Are you ready to set your taste buds tingling? If so, you might to want to drop by the Ion Sports Pub which opened at 1102 E. Paradise Drive on May 1.
Sendik's hosting veterans events during Memorial Day weekend 05-24-2017
WEST BEND - Sendik's Food Markets will host several events in local communities to honor veterans during Memorial Day weekend, including "Meet a Local Hero."
Work starts on energy-independent community 05-24-2017
NEW BERLIN - Work officially began with a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday on Wisconsin's first Net Zero community, which will be energy independent.
Delafield Sentry launches curbside grocery pickup service 05-24-2017
DELAFIELD - Albrecht Sentry Delafield Market announced Tuesday that it's launched an online grocery showing service that's available to pick up curbside.
Bucks, Johnson Controls build neighborhood sports complex 05-23-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls are partnering to build a multi-sport complex in a northwest Milwaukee neighborhood.
Meijer to offer store-to-door delivery in Wisconsin 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA — Meijer and its home delivery partner Shipt will offer store-to-door service from all of Meijer’s nine Wisconsin stores starting June 8.
Business Network International sets event 05-23-2017
SAUKVILLE — The Business Network International Business Alliance Roundtale will conduct a Visitor Day Thursday, June 8.
Rauser Agency plans lecture series 05-23-2017
MEQUON — The Rauser Agency, 10938 N. Port Washington Road, is sponsoring a series of one-hour information meetings at its office.
Port Washington State Bank, Spectrum Investment Advisors announce alliance 05-23-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Port Washington State Bank has announced a new alliance with Spectrum Investment Advisors of Mequon.
Waukesha County tapping into beer garden phenomenon 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - As the popularity of beer gardens grows in Wisconsin, the Waukesha County Parks and Land Use administration has been hoping to tap into the phenomenon - which it will finally do this summer when it partners with Raised Grain Brewing to operate Pop-Up Beer Gardens in three parks.
Husco International plans up for discussion 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Plan Commission will take up several items during its regular meeting Wednesday, including a request from Husco International to construct a 20,800-square-foot addition onto its Waukesha building at 2239 Pewaukee Road.
'An icon of Waukesha' 05-23-2017
WAUKESHA - This past weekend was the one of the busiest ever for John’s Drive-In.
Planning OK’d for 70 acres in Dodge Industrial Park 05-21-2017
Development and marketing of an additional 70 acres in Hartford’s Dodge Industrial Park will get a shot in the arm after recent action by city officials.
Estate planning: A key to the future 05-20-2017
HARTLAND — It’s the one thing everybody has in common: We’re all going to die at some point. Though sometimes it can be a tough thought to stomach, it’s important that people remain proactive about it and plan before it’s too late.
Walker joins in jobs announcement, groundbreaking for brewery expansion 05-20-2017
MILWAUKEE — Governor Scott Walker joined Miller-Coors leaders on Friday in celebrating the expansion of the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee.
From his brother's garage to success 05-19-2017
If he had to do it all over again, Paul James wouldn’t change a thing — even the part where he lived in a garage for nearly two years.
Red Fox Crossing in New Berlin announces Tuesday groundbreaking 05-19-2017
NEW BERLIN - Construction for Wisconsin's first Net Zero Community will start with a ceremony on Tuesday.
Paper Source to open at The Corners on Friday 05-19-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - A store known for its premier paper products and unique gift items will open today in The Corners of Brookfield.
Reopening brings changes to Milwaukee Pizza Company 05-19-2017
WAUKESHA - The Milwaukee Pizza Company Cafe will hold a grand reopening May 26 to celebrate its growing popularity in the Waukesha community.
A. O. Smith names Kevin Wheeler president, chief operating officer 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE -- A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) today announced that Kevin J. Wheeler has been named president and chief operating officer.
Wisconsin unemployment lowest since February 2000
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in more than 17 years.
City approves redevelopment agreement for Eagle’s Landing at Lac La Belle 05-18-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council approved Tuesday the redevelopment agreement for Eagle’s Landing at Lac La Belle, a proposed project that would result in a 21-unit condominium building being built at the site of the Spinnaker’s restaurant.
First Federal Bank donates downtown Waukesha office to La Casa 05-18-2017
WAUKESHA — First Federal Bank of Wisconsin is donating its branch office at 134 Wisconsin Ave. to La Casa De Esperanza on July 1, according to a press statement.
Frill gift shop to close 05-18-2017
CEDARBURG — The bleak Wisconsin winters proved to be a frigid challenge for Frill Unique Gifts and Wishful Things. The Cedarburg business will close its doors June 10.
Town Center apartments a success story 05-18-2017
MEQUON — When plans for the first phase of the Mequon Town Center included 28 luxury apartments, many were skeptical there was any market for rental properties in a community dominated by four-bedroom homes and pristine lawns.
The Open is almost here 05-18-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann was in a bit of awe with who was walking past him: Milwaukee Brewers great “Stormin’” Gorman Thomas.
Rexnord sees rises in net sales in fourth quarter 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE - Rexnord Corporation reported sales increases in its fourth quarter on Wednesday.
OwnersEdge announces acquisition of Portage company
BROOKFIELD - BAYCOM, an affiliate of OwnersEdge, has acquired Communications Service Wisconsin and its 22 employees.
Restaurant delivery service launches in Waukesha County 05-18-2017
MILWAUKEE - A new door-to-door food delivery service has launched in the metropolitan Milwaukee area.
Health clinic opens inside new West Bend Meijer location
West Bend’s Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin FastCare Clinic is available for residents at the new Meijer as of Tuesday and offers affordable access to care for minor health problems.
Meijer opens in West Bend 05-17-2017
Pomp and circumstance punctuated an event to commemorate the opening of a new retailer in the area. City officials, as well as those from the West Bend Area Chamber, joined Meijer representatives to celebrate the opening of their store at 2180 S. Main St. in West Bend, fulfilling a two-year process that culminated in today’s event.
Courtyard Brookfield completes room renovations 05-17-2017
BROOKFIELD - Courtyard Milwaukee Brookfield has completed its complete renovation of its guest rooms and public areas.
Business Alliance launches new website 05-17-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Business Alliance has launched a new website.
Mac and cheese restaurant to open in The Falls 05-17-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS - A new restaurant specializing in the ultimate comfort food - macaroni and cheese - will soon open in Menomonee Falls.
Potawatomi to expand hotel with second tower 05-17-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announced Tuesday it will expand its Milwaukee hotel with an $80 million tower.
Café Hollander to open at The Corners on May 30 05-17-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Café Hollander will open for business at The Corners on May 30.
WCTC grows cybersecurity programs
WAUKESHA - Waukesha County Technical College just joined elite company in the cyber defense education world.
Horse sense made daily 05-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC - There are more horses in the world than you might think. It’s surprising an animal so large, graceful, majestic and powerful can hide in plain sight.
City funds Town Center parking study 05-16-2017
MEQUON — Many consider the Town Center and its array of businesses a welcome addition to Mequon, but it doesn’t take long for any discussion to get around to one topic: Parking.
Mequon Town Center: Two years later
MEQUON — Two years ago, the first businesses opened in the Mequon Town Center at the corner of Mequon and Cedarburg roads.
Wal-Mart hoping to use Tecumseh plant
GRAFTON – The long vacant Tecumseh property on North Street in Grafton may become home to Wal-Mart warehousing, though not permanently.
A career to bank on 05-16-2017
In banking, not much differs in what Bank A and Bank B offer to customers. So, the golden question in banking is often this: How do you set yourself apart from the others?
State responds to lawsuit against ‘butter law’ 05-16-2017
GRAFTON — The state responded just in time to a suit challenging its butter-grading requirements.
Explorium Brewpub planning summer kickoff party Saturday 05-16-2017
GREENDALE - Explorium Brewpub is kicking off its first summer event at Southridge Mall with a party.
Wisconsin’s first L.L. Bean to open at The Corners 05-16-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - Wisconsins first L.L. Bean retail store will open at The Corners shopping development June 30.
Pick 'n Save stores to close in New Berlin, Pewaukee 05-16-2017
NEW BERLIN - For the past several years the competition between grocery stores in southeastern Wisconsin has gotten increasingly fierce and its latest victims are two Pick 'n Save stores, one in New Berlin and another in Pewaukee.
Waukesha Water Utility starting new rain barrel rebate program 05-13-2017
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Water Utility is implementing a new water conservation program for rain barrel rebates.
Arby's proposed for Mukwonago 05-13-2017
MUKWONAGO - The village will consider adding a new fast-food location connected to a BP gas station.
Hartford airport project could begin in fall 05-12-2017
Work could finally begin in September on expansion and reconstruction of the Hartford Municipal Airport runway.
Emerson Launches Additional $63 Million Expansion for InSinkErator in Southeast Wisconsin 05-11-2017
RACINE, Wis. - Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the launch of an additional $63 million in strategic investments for InSinkErator’s Southeast Wisconsin operations, including nearly $34 million for a new headquarters and lab facility to be built in Mount Pleasant, along with $29 million in planned improvements at InSinkErator’s manufacturing facility in Racine.
Filling a need in the community 05-11-2017
A vision that was opened 21 years ago was recognized Wednesday on the Assembly floor at the State Capitol in Madison.
Kohl's profit soars, but key sales figure fell 05-11-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl's saw its first-quarter profit nearly quadruple from a year ago as it cut costs. But a key sales figure fell, and its stock tumbled more than 6 percent Thursday.
The Glen at Cedar Creek clubhouse now open 05-11-2017
CEDARBURG — The homes may still need to be built, but the clubhouse that serves The Glen at Cedar Creek and the surrounding area is now open.
Cedarburg Town Board says no monopole 05-11-2017
CEDARBURG — It was a win for at least one neighborhood last week when the Cedarburg Town Board voted to deny an application for a cell tower on the northeast side.
Guaranty grocery branches won’t reopen after takeover
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Friday’s closing of Guaranty Bank by federal officials will result in the permanent closing of two branches in Ozaukee County grocery stores.
Crossfit coming to Grafton 05-11-2017
GRAFTON — It’s time for Grafton to get CrossFit – though CrossFit isn’t actually all that is coming.
Old World Wisconsin brewing program to resume May 20
EAGLE - Old World Wisconsin intends to resume its brewing program beginning May 20.
Joey Gerard’s in Mequon to re-open as Mr. B’s 05-11-2017
MILWAUKEE - Bartolotta Restaurant Group announced Wednesday that Joey Gerard’s supper club in Mequon will become Mr. B’s steakhouse by the fall.
WEDC awards Johnsonville tax credits for expansion
MILWAUKEE - Johnsonville Sausage LLC. is expanding its operations in Sheboygan Falls.
State tourism economy up 3.2% in 2016
MILWAUKEE - Visitors helped pump nearly $20 billion into Wisconsin’s economy last year, according to a new report. Collectively, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties contributed a quarter of that figure.
April home sales down in metro-Milwaukee region 05-11-2017
MILWAUKEE - Home sales in the four-county metro-Milwaukee region declined 4.1 percent in April, according to a Wednesday release from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Commission approves Waukesha brewery’s relocation
WAUKESHA - Raised Grain Brewing Company, a 2-year-old business, will soon begin relocating its operations to the Hillcrest Business Center, following a city panel’s approval Wednesday.
Joe Mama’s offers delicious diversions
COLGATE — It’s more than a new coat of paint and a new atmosphere that’s different about the former Uncle Johnny’s, now under new ownership and a new name — Joe Mama’s Bar and Grill.
Froedtert & MCW FastCare clinic to open in West Bend
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will open a FastCare health clinic inside the new Meijer store at 2180 S. Main St., West Bend when the store opens Tuesday.
U-Haul acquires two more storage locations in county
WAUKESHA - U-Haul has opened two more self-storage areas in the county.
Harley teams with company to offer unique rental experience 05-10-2017
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson is teaming up with EagleRider, a motorcycle rental company, to rent out motorcycles for one-way trips.
Price Engineering adds two new suppliers 05-10-2017
HARTLAND - Price Engineering announced Tuesday that it has added the products of Poclain Hydraulics and Danfoss Drives to its lineup.
George Webb on Sunset to reopen 'as soon as possible' 05-10-2017
WAUKESHA - The George Webb restaurant on Sunset Drive is slated to reopen.
City's first Sendik's to open next month
WAUKESHA - The city's first Sendik's Food Market will open in about one month, and it's aiming to hire al
ost 60 employees.
Finance committee reinstates WEDC loan program 05-09-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker's jobs agency would be able to issue business loans again under provisions in the state budget the Legislature's finance committee approved Tuesday in a sign that Republicans' faith in Walker's flagship economic engine is growing again.
Enjoying the ride 05-09-2017
MEQUON — Indoor cycling enthusiasts just don’t have to worry about the things their outdoor counterparts encounter on a daily basis – there are no cars, no dogs and weather is never a problem.
New Hartford condo development proposed Concept plan clears first hurdle 05-09-2017
Hartford’s Plan Commission has approved a concept plan for a proposed 32-unit multi-family senior residential development.
Illinois manufacturer to move to Kenosha County 05-09-2017
BRISTOL - A metal fabrication firm from Illinois has decided to move its operations north to Kenosha County.
Waukesha Chamber plans to move 05-09-2017
WAUKESHA - The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce is on the move.
Making 'em happy at Mia's 05-09-2017
WAUKESHA - Often the owner of a restaurant is as well-known as the food he serves, and such is true for Sandy Cianciolo and his restaurant Mia's in downtown Waukesha.
DaVita acquires Purity Dialysis 05-09-2017
MILWAUKEE - DaVita Kidney Care continues to grow.
Waukesha Gander Mountain to stay open 05-08-2017
WAUKESHA — It has been a topsy-turvy ride for Waukesha’s Gander Mountain, which ultimately ended with the announcement that it will remain open after its parent company filed for bankruptcy after being purchased by Camping World.
CONNECTING workers with jobs 05-06-2017
PEWAUKEE — Cost, efficiency and time are three important aspects for workers who commute from Milwaukee to the suburban counties for their jobs.
Federal regulators close Guaranty Bank 05-06-2017
MILWAUKEE — Guaranty Bank was closed on Friday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver, according to a press release from the FDIC.
Report: Visitors spent $12.3 billion in Wisconsin in 2016
MADISON, Wis. — Visitors spent more than $12 billion in Wisconsin last year, marking the seventh straight year of tourism spending growth, according to reports the state Department of Tourism released Friday.
Wine, mead and so much more 05-05-2017
When it comes to harvesting grapes, making wine or opening a vineyard, the secret is in the timing for TJ and Anne Sommer, owner/operators of SoLu Estate Winery and Meadery near Cascade in Sheboygan County.
Critters in the attic? You know who to call 05-05-2017
Paul Jarod Winkelman, 36, and a Washington County native, loves owning and operating the business his father created in 1988 — Wildlife and Pest Control, Inc.
Village Board writes FDA, citing harm to public policy 05-05-2017
HARTLAND - After holding a three-day hearing, the Hartland Village Board sent a document to the Food and Drug Administration, saying that it found regulations imposed on the e-cigarette and vaping industry harm public policy and health, violate the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and were issued without coordination with Hartland.
Snap-on acquires U.K. company for $72 million 05-05-2017
KENOSHA - Snap-on Incorporated announced Thursday that it's acquired a United Kingdom tool company for $72 million.
Minute Men Staffing opens new Waukesha location 05-05-2017
WAUKESHA - Minute Men Staffing Services officially opened its new location last week.
Master Lock opens global headquarters in Oak Creek 05-05-2017
OAK CREEK - Master Lock Co. held a ceremonial 'unlocking' event Thursday to announce that its new global headquarters in Oak Creek is officially open for business.
Hamacher Resource Group breaks ground on new facility 05-05-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. broke ground for its new building in the city on Tuesday.
Kurber Construction moves into new Waukesha offices
WAUKESHA - Kurber Construction, LLC. is on the move.
Business owner allowed to use another boat slip on Lac La Belle 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Buddy’s Beach Bungalow at City Beach will be able to use two of the four boat slips behind the Oconomowoc Community Center following a Common Council vote that followed a good deal of discussion.
Commerce Street storage unit build well underway 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Completion of the four-building, 150 storage-unit property being built on Commerce Street should occur in August, said Ken Herro of Oconomowoc Realty, the company which owns the units.
Pabst Farms granted 8 liquor licenses 05-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pabst Farms Development was granted eight liquor licenses from the Oconomowoc Common Council on Tuesday in a move that will also have a positive impact on businesses outside of the Pabst Farms confines.
Former Buca owner allegedly committed fraud to purchase restaurant’s food 05-04-2017
WAUKESHA — The former operator of Buca All Day Eatery and Grill has been charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court for allegedly using another man’s food stamps to purchase food for the former restaurant.
Wisconsin lawmakers circulating bills targeting big box stores 05-04-2017
Communities around Wisconsin have expressed frustration to state lawmakers over the 2008 Wisconsin Supreme Court property assessment decision that includes the “dark store” theory.
MSI General selected to renovate new instrument retailer
GREENFIELD — A new musical instrument retailer has tabbed Oconomowoc-based MSI General Corporation to perform an extensive renovation on a former auto repair shop.
Nissen Staffing adds TechRecruiters to roster 05-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Nissen Staffing Continuum has added engineering, technical and IT-oriented staffing firm TechRecruiters to its employee staffing, placement and personal services roster, the company announced in a Wednesday press statement.
City of Pewaukee council OKs plans for former American site
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The metamorphosis of the former American building at W229-N1400 Westwood Drive continued Monday after the Pewaukee Common Council approved several agenda items.
WEC Energy exceeds expectations in 1Q earnings report
MILWAUKEE - Despite warmer-than-usual weather We Energies parent WEC Energy Group Inc. reported higher earnings than last year in its fiscal first quarter Tuesday.
Mobile app aims to help grocery store shoppers 05-03-2017
A new way to shop for groceries is coming to Washington County starting Thursday.
Crews begin placing roof trusses on Bucks arena project 05-03-2017
MILWAUKEE - Construction of the new NBA arena in Milwaukee has reached a milestone as crews place the first of nine enormous roof trusses above the partially-finished steel structure.
Rheocast installs new brass die casting press 05-03-2017
Rheocast Company announced Thursday it enhanced its brass die casting capabilities with the addition of an HPM Model D-800 die casting machine at its Germantown facility.
Keller to build Lucky Petroleum & Quality Diagnostic Imaging 05-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Keller Inc. announced it has been hired to remodel a store for Lucky Petroleum in Milwaukee and build an interior remodel for Quality Diagnostic Imaging in Oak Creek.
Construction unemployment at lowest point since 2000
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin reported Tuesday construction unemployment for the month of March in Wisconsin reached its lowest level in 17 years, according to a news release which cited data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
USGA outlines operation plans for US Open
MILWAUKEE — New fan exhibits, along with the parking, transportation and security plans were all laid out during a presentation Tuesday by the United States Golf Association at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Overflowing its space 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - Wanting to stay loyal and connected to their customers that made craft beer brewer Raised Grain Brewing grow so quickly, the business owners have decided to expand in Waukesha.
Temporary beer gardens approved 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - A time-honored tradition that has gained favor in Milwaukee County in recent years is moving west to Waukesha late this summer.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly transferring ownership to employees 05-03-2017
OCONOMOWOC - Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly Inc., a franchisee of Piggly Wiggly Midwest, announced Tuesday the transfer of 100 percent ownership of the company to its employees via an employee stock ownership plan.
HUSCO proposing nearly 21,000 square-foot expansion 05-03-2017
WAUKESHA - Just months after announcing it was laying off 100 employees at its headquarters, HUSCO International is proposing a 20,800-square-foot expansion and extensive renovation at the facility.
Cedarburg entities partner up for branding initiative 05-02-2017
CEDARBURG — City entities are pooling their resources to fund an initiative that aims to strengthen and unify Cedarburg’s brand.
Grafton’s Gilman Precision acquires Roller Precision 05-02-2017
GRAFTON — Gilman Precision recently acquired Roller Precision Spindle Repair, owned by John Roller, who will join Gilman’s team as the spindle repair supervisor.
Day care proposed for 5 Corners area 05-02-2017
CEDARBURG — Following a public hearing April 19, the town of Cedarburg Plan Commission voted in favor of a conditional use permit that would allow a day care center to operate at the former BMO Harris Bank building in the 5 Corners area.
HR practices changing with workplace culture shifts 05-02-2017
WAUKESHA - The vibe in workplaces around the country has changed as millennial employees increase in numbers, and with it, human resources departments have had to update their approaches.
Sears to close auto center at Brookfield Square 05-02-2017
BROOKFIELD - For decades, it was a go-to place to have your oil changed, brakes replaced and tires rotated.
An overflow of ideas for lakefront on near South Side 04-30-2017
MILWAUKEE — Enhancing riverfront water access, restoring wetlands and, yes, maintaining industrial buildings are in the mix of the Milwaukee Harbor District’s just-unveiled plans for the city’s near South Side.
New developments reflect changing retail landscape 04-30-2017
GREENFIELD — In the 1960s, they began sprouting up, touting year-round, climate-controlled conditions and a bounty of shopping options. The seas of asphalt-layered parking they offered reflected the growing popularity of the suburbs and consumers’ growing interest in using their autos for convenience.
A Belgian taste on Broadway 04-28-2017
WAUKESHA - A new face is making its way to downtown Waukesha with a Belgian taste. Chappie's on Broadway, 257 W. Broadway St., is an upcoming restaurant looking to provide food and family-friendly service.
Facing deadline, group says most Wisconsin dairy farms find new buyer 04-28-2017
MADISON — A dairy group says most of Wisconsin’s 58 dairy farms desperately looking for new milk buyers before a Monday deadline have found them.
Maxim’s creates new specials, unique food offerings to keep them coming back for more
OCONOMOWOC — Stepping into Maxim’s at Oconomowoc Depot may feel like taking a step back in time, but ordering off the menu feels current thanks to the updates made by new general managers Ross and Kayla Bukatz.
Elevating the career of other women 04-27-2017
CEDARBURG — Minal Hahm believes in the ripple effect. She even incorporated the concept into the logo of her civil engineering firm, M Squared Engineering.
Sendik’s opens at The Corners 04-27-2017
BROOKFIELD -  Sendik’s Food Markets celebrated opening its doors at The Corners of Brookfield location during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday morning.
Council to vote on granting liquor licenses to Pabst Farms
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council could vote Tuesday night on a resolution granting eight Class B liquor licenses to Pabst Farms Development.
Slinger panel: No recommendation on new self storage facility 04-27-2017
SLINGER — The village’s Plan Commission Wednesday night appeared to give a cool reception to possible construction of a 10-building self storage facility on a site along American Eagle Drive.
Personalized publishing 04-27-2017
WAUKESHA - Attempting to publish a book may inspire images of New York skyscrapers, slush piles of unread manuscripts and lots of rejection letters.
MSI General building first in nation to meet new energy guidelines 04-27-2017
KOHLER - A new Kohler Signature Store by First Supply is the first retail space in the nation to be awarded LEED gold certification with the new energy guidelines.
Fiserv reports steady GAAP growth in 1Q 04-27-2017
BROOKFIELD - Fiserv reported that its GAAP revenue experienced a solid increase in the first fiscal quarter compared to last year.
Badger Meter acquires Swedish company 04-27-2017
MILWAUKEE - Badger Meter Inc. announced that it's acquired a Swedish company that specializes in ultrasonic technology.
Rockwell sales up almost 8 percent in 2Q report 04-27-2017
MILWAUKEE - Rockwell Automation Inc. reported second quarter growth in sales Wednesday.
Oshkosh Corp. reports growth in military vehicles business in 2Q report 04-27-2017
OSHKOSH - Oshkosh Corporation saw growth in its military vehicle business, but restructuring charges led to a reported earnings decline in its second fiscal quarter.
Unemployment rates dropped across Wisconsin in March
MADISON - Seasonally-adjusted data released by the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday found that Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest it's been in 17 years.
Plan Commission gives final OK to McDonald’s revamp
WAUKESHA — Plans to raze and rebuild a 40-year-old McDonald’s restaurant building on Waukesha’s east side received a city panel’s green light Wednesday.
Aurora Sports Health, pharmacy move
SLINGER — Aurora Sports Health has moved to a new location in the village — 1061 E. Commerce Blvd.
Canadian dairy dispute could impact Wisconsin farmers 04-26-2017
WAUKESHA - The market change affecting dairy farmers whose products make their way to Canadian markets impacts far more farmers than the few dozen who are directly impacted, an official with the Waukesha County Farm Bureau said recently.
Hartland to hold hearing on role with vaping company, FDA
HARTLAND - The Hartland Village Board continues to explore ways it can advocate for one of the larger companies located within its borders by seeking change through the Federal Drug Administration.
Fiserv undergoes 'evaluation' of Brookfield headquarters
BROOKFIELD - With the future in mind, Fiserv has undergone an evaluation of its company headquarters in Brookfield.
Providence Place expansion to start soon 04-25-2017
GRAFTON — The Providence Place senior living community will soon move forward with an expansion approved last year.
Makeover slated for Pioneer and Cardinal 04-25-2017
CEDARBURG — Skirting the main path into the city of Cedarburg is a large, red brick building that previously housed the biodegradable plant pot manufacturer, Formart Containers.
Barking up the right tree 04-25-2017
GRAFTON — Just because a business finds interstate success doesn’t mean it’s not still a local business in your community. Bentley’s Pet Stuff began in the Chicago area, and opened a store in Grafton in February.
Don’t spend it if you don’t have it, and other Money Smart Week tips 04-25-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — If you have more dollars than sense, you’ll be glad to hear that this week is Money Smart Week, when thousands of free financial education classes and seminars are offered to consumers of all ages at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries and government agencies throughout the U.S.
Ozaukee home sales reflect spring thaw 04-25-2017
CEDARBURG — The spring home-sales market in Ozaukee County started earlier this year, compared to last year’s first quarter, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
TOTAL Mechanical to rebrand itself following acquisitions 04-25-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - TOTAL Mechanical announced Monday that it will rebrand TOTAL Residential, its residential division.
Wisconsin is 15th for manufacturing growth 04-25-2017
MADISON - At the end of March, Wisconsin ranked 15th for the rate of growth for manufacturing jobs compared to March 2016.
Orion nabs $1.9 million in contracts from Navy 04-24-2017
MANITOWOC — Orion Energy Systems has been tabbed by the U.S. Navy to retrofit two naval bases with its LED lighting products.
Manpower reports good solid first quarter 04-24-2017
MILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup Inc. reported a solid showing in its first fiscal quarter of the year.
A turning point for Southwest Side retail
GREENDALE — With unprecedented, rapid changes in consumer spending habits, Southridge Mall, the large shopping metropolis in the county’s southwest quadrant, faces an uncertain future.
Farewell sale to be held for Celtic Gypsey 04-24-2017
WAUKESHA — After the death of Celtic Gypsey owner Lynn Marie Flancher in January, a farewell sale will be held Saturday and May 6.
New Firehouse Subs promises to help community 04-22-2017
WAUKESHA — A Firehouse Subs is opening Tuesday on 180 E. Sunset Drive and owners Scott and Jennifer Weidner are excited to help out the community one sub at a time.
Finding workers in tight labor market
PEWAUKEE — As Wisconsin’s unemployment numbers continue to drop, employers were all the more eager to find qualified workers at a job fair on Thursday.
ProHealth Regency Senior Communities to expand New Berlin campus 04-21-2017
NEW BERLIN — ProHealth Care will sink $20 million into an expansion of its New Berlin campus of Regency Senior Communities, building three additions that will nearly double the number of apartments available for seniors, it was announced Thursday.
Wisconsin unemployment rate lowest since April 20000
MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 17 years.
Laser tag, outdoor car shows coming to former American site 04-21-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A former home furnishings and electronics retail building continues its metamorphosis into an entertainment venue, following a Pewaukee panel’s pair of approvals Thursday.
Price Engineering to distribute Rethink Robotics 04-21-2017
HARTLAND — Robots are the future for many workplaces, and Price Engineering of Hartland will help to connect Wisconsin companies with the artificial intelligence machines they need via a contract with Rethink Robotics of Boston.
Council gives green light to Mills Fleet Farm 04-20-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Pabst Farms Towne Center has been in need of a jump start for sometime and retail chain Mills Fleet Farm will get its shot to start the growth.
County supports axing dark store loopholes 04-20-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The Ozaukee County Board this month urged the state to pass legislation that would block the use of “dark store theory” for commercial tax assessments.
Cedarburg OKs food trucks 04-20-2017
CEDARBURG — After almost a year of deliberation, the Common Council determined Tuesday that mobile vendors, namely food trucks, will be allowed in at least some parts of the city.
Johnsonville tabs Pop-Dot to lead marketing effort for new product 04-20-2017
MADISON - Johnsonville will have the biggest product launch in company history this summer.
Guaranty Bancorp reports 1Q profits 04-20-2017
DENVER, CO. - Guaranty Bancorp reported big gains in first-quarter earnings Wednesday.
Badger Meter reports company records in first-quarter earnings 04-20-2017
MILWAUKEE - Badger Meter on Wednesday reported a record for its first quarter of the year.
Harley-Davidson reports declines in first quarter 04-20-2017
MILWAUKEE - Sharp declines in sales in the year's first quarter were the story for Harley-Davidson Inc., the company reported Tuesday.
Pewaukee's Benefit Services Group merges with firm 04-20-2017
PEWAUKEE - The Benefit Services Group, Inc. announced Wednesday it has merged with Hausmann-Johnson Insurance.
Trump voices support for Democrat Baldwin's 'American' bill 04-19-2017
MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump says he agrees "100 percent" with a proposal from Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin that would increase requirements to use American-made products in certain construction projects.
Study says tax credit has spurred manufacturing job growth 04-19-2017
MADISON, Wis. — A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison economics professor finds that a tax credit critics argue is too expensive has helped grow manufacturing jobs in the state.
WMC president/CEO suggests state should target Illinois workers 04-19-2017
In a column published by the quarterly magazine, “Wisconsin Business Voice,” Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Kurt R. Bauer suggested Wisconsin should target Illinois workers to solve Wisconsin’s workforce shortage.
All Out Marine wants to reconnect with customers 04-19-2017
ALLENTON — At the top of All Out Marine’s website, it says “Going ALL OUT for our customers.” They aren’t kidding.
Company pays for Kohlsville Fire’s new jaws of life 04-19-2017
KOHLSVILLE — Standing near a bright red, brand new first responder rig, several members of the Kohlsville Fire Department reminisced about the rig it is replacing.
Drop in to Flynn’s; where everyone knows your name
COLGATE — It’s fitting that a new Irish bar could open in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Lawmakers push bill authorizing robot deliveries 04-19-2017
MADISON — A pair of state lawmakers tried to persuade a Senate committee Tuesday to approve a bill that would allow delivery robots to traverse Wisconsin sidewalks and crosswalks.
Trump promises to find solution for Wisconsin dairy farmers 04-18-2017
KENOSHA, Wis. — President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York without a market for their product.
Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers 04-18-2017
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.
Oshkosh Defense receives $258 million contract from U.S. Army 04-18-2017
OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC announced Tuesday it has received multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles.
UnitedHealth 1Q profit soars as ACA business shrinks 04-18-2017
UnitedHealth's first-quarter profit soared 35 percent as the nation's biggest health insurer slashed participation in Affordable Care Act exchanges but grew just about every other part of its business.
Wisconsin, New York governors ask Trump for help on milk 04-18-2017
MADISON, Wis. — The governors of Wisconsin and New York are urging President Donald Trump to address what they are calling Canada's "blatant violation of international trade agreements" hurting dairy farmers in the two states.
First Bank beefs up its website 04-18-2017
OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has a new literacy section on its website.
CUW launches health initiative 04-18-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy, in partnership with CUW’s Batterman School of Business and with financial support from The Dohmen Co., has announced a new initiative to drive change in the way health care is delivered to people living with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension and blood pressure, throughout Wisconsin, according to a news release.
Cedarburg Chamber commissions new marketing video
CEDARBURG — Sightings of an unmanned aerial vehicle floating around Cedarburg skies this year should be no cause for concern: Doug Edmunds of Cedarburg-based Edmunds Studios Photography will be using drone technology to capture some birds-eye footage of the community as part of a new video project commissioned by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce.
A growing concern 04-18-2017
Education, health care, access to land, capital and the internet have brought challenges to another generation of farmers.
New storage facilities proposed in Slinger 04-18-2017
A Slinger area developer is proposing the construction of about 52,000 square feet of enclosed storage space on a 4.42 acre property on the south side of American Eagle Drive.
Home values up an average of 10 percent in Slinger 04-18-2017
SLINGER — Property owners in the village recently received notice of the new assessment value of their property after a new revaluation was completed.
Sentry Equipment acquires Texas company 04-17-2017
OCONOMOWOC — In an effort to expand its offerings, Oconomowoc-based Sentry Equipment acquired Cobra Sampling, Inc., a gas and liquid sampling and service provider based in Houston, Texas.
rue21 closing stores in state, including Waukesha and West Bend 04-17-2017
WAUKESHA — Of the 400 store locations that rue21 is closing, several are in southeastern Wisconsin including the stores in Waukesha and West Bend.
Snap-on says Trump visit will promote manufacturing
MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump planned to tout his call to "buy American and hire American" during a stop at the headquarters of a Wisconsin-based tool manufacturer that sees the visit has a chance to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's future.
Burkhart Construction moving to Richfield 04-16-2017
RICHFIELD — Soon Butler’s loss will be Richfield’s gain. Burkhart Construction, which is currently headquartered in Butler, will be moving to the village’s Endeavor Business Park on Endeavor Road next to the daycare facility — Innovation Station.
Brookfield explores building a conference center near mall 04-15-2017
BROOKFIELD —The city of Brookfield is pursuing the construction of a conference center in partnership with a hotel developer or conference center operator.
Spring City Trolley business for sale for $100,000 04-15-2017
WAUKESHA —You can make the wheels on the trolley go round and round should you want to buy Spring City Trolley, LLC for $100,000.
Hard Knocks Laser Tag proposed for old American TV building 04-14-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A laser tag business that sends participants on missions wants to open in the former American TV building at W229-N1400 Westwood Drive.
West Bend officials revise revolving loan fund 04-14-2017
West Bend officials are expanding the businesses they will potentially subsidize for infrastructure projects to those they previously excluded.
Less than 60 days away 04-14-2017
TOWN OF ERIN — A puzzle with seemingly a million pieces two years ago is coming together with only a few stray pieces left on the table.
Kirby Built Products leases new industrial space on Northview 04-14-2017
WAUKESHA - The large, newly-built industrial and office space building on Northview Road has its first tenant, Kirby Built Products LLC, which has leased 116,176 square feet of space.
Federal judge halts sale of Irish butter over trademark suit
MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge has ordered a Wisconsin creamery to stop sales of its Irish butter in the state while the creamery is being sued for trademark infringement.
Leaving luxury for a landfill 04-13-2017
MEQUON — Over the last six years, hundreds of teens from Mequon, Cedarburg and other North Shore communities have had their eyes opened and lives changed in a Jamaica garbage dump.
REV Group acquires Midwest Automotive Designs in Indiana 04-13-2017
MILWAUKEE —REV Group announced it has acquired Indiana-based Midwest Automotive Designs, a custom van “upfitter“ that develops and manufactures luxury vehicles for end segments including motorhomes, shuttle vans, limousines, and customized executive transportation vehicles.
Oconomowoc Utility rewards company for installing LED lights 04-13-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Oconomowoc Utilities has rewarded another area business for its energy savings efforts.
Mequon’s Gateway Plastics to expand 04-13-2017
MEQUON — Gateway Plastics, which already has a 280,000-square-foot facility in Mequon, received initial city approval Monday for a major expansion.
Grafton business owner takes on 'irrational' butter law
GRAFTON - A group of four Wisconsin residents, including Grafton resident Kathleen McGlone, owner of Slow Pokes Local Food, is filing suit against the state for imposing onerous labeling requirements on the sale of butter.
Text messaging marketing business opens in Delafield
DELAFIELD - Text message marketing business WiRmobile has launched in Delafield.
Sendik's backs out of planned Muskego build 04-13-2017
MUSKEGO - Sendik's Food Market is staying out of Muskego.
Hartland-based Frontier Title & Closing Services expands into Milwaukee 04-13-2017
HARTLAND - Frontier Title and Closing Services, LLC announced it has opened its third office in Wisconsin, this one in downtown Milwaukee.
Firehouse Subs expected to open April 25 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA - The new Firehouse Subs on Sunset Drive in Waukesha is slated to open April 25.
Branching out to bring them in 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA - Allo Chocolat co-owner Roger Igielski doesn't want to have all of his eggs in one basket when it comes to his business so he has sought to diversify his revenue streams.
Plan Commission OKs conditional use permit for Starbucks, Qdoba 04-13-2017
MUKWONAGO The village is a step closer to welcoming a new Starbucks and Qdoba, following Plan Commission approval Tuesday of a conditional use permit to build them in the excess parking area of Brooklife Church.
Commission approves Prairieville Apartment designs — again 04-13-2017
WAUKESHA — After a series of back-and-forth exchanges between the city and developer, an apartment complex is moving forward with details closely resembling the original design.
A quest to change ag trends 04-12-2017
Lake 5 Farms, a new farm growing traditional and greenhouse crops, will give residents of the surrounding area access to local crops and provide food with a restaurant — The Harvest Bar and Grille, 106 North Highway 164, Colgate.
Job fair for electrical or data work is Thursday 04-12-2017
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 494 will have a job fair for anyone interested in electrical or data work.
Waukesha committee moves to suspend liquor store’s license 04-12-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Ordinance & License Committee voted Monday night to suspend Bottle Stop’s liquor license for seven days.
No lost time from injuries 04-12-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha Foundry is celebrating zero lost time to injuries for the first time in two years.
Home sales solid during first quarter, March 04-12-2017
WAUKESHA — For months home listings have been lagging behind the demand of buyers, but that trend appears to be shifting, according to a release Tuesday from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, which also indicated that sales increased during the first quarter and month of March for the region.
Republicans propose tax breaks for Wisconsin beekeepers 04-11-2017
MADISON, Wis. — Republican lawmakers say they want to combat a rapidly declining bee population by giving Wisconsin beekeepers tax exemptions.
Agriculture group aims to recruit young Wisconsin farmers 04-11-2017
JANESVILLE — A farming organization in Wisconsin is teaching children about agriculture in the classroom in the hopes of recruiting and retaining younger farmers.
Restaurant eyed for former Visitor Center building 04-11-2017
CEDARBURG — After only 10 days on the market, one of the most recognizable buildings on the southern end of downtown Cedarburg has gotten a lot of attention.
Not just a logo 04-11-2017
CEDARBURG — If you brand it, they will come – or at least that’s the hope with a new Cedarburg branding initiative in the works.
West Bend officials approve site plan for apartments 04-11-2017
An apartment complex involving the mayor planned for West Bend may soon be built, much to the dismay of some residents.
Free automotive and welding training to be offered at WCTC 04-11-2017
PEWAUKEE - The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board awarded a workforce training grant to Waukesha County Technical College to offer short-term trainings in automotive maintenance and welding at no cost to young adults.
Four sweet decades 04-11-2017
WAUKESHA - A lot has changed in The Chocolate Factory's 45 years of existence.
The Corners opens 04-11-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - It was nearly a decade in the making, and the anticipation outside was palpable.
Marquette establishes cyber security center 04-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University has created a Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense as a means for education and research, according to a Monday announcement.
Company founded by Marquette researchers raises $26 million in funding 04-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee company founded by two Marquette University College of Health Sciences, John Mantsch and David Baker, has raised $26 million, including $17.2 million in its third funding round.
West Bend officials OK site plan for new indoor storage facility 04-10-2017
There may be another indoor storage facility in West Bend located within one of the tax incremental finance districts after officials voted to approve the proposal.
Waukesha prepares to welcome millennials at YP Week Wisconsin 04-09-2017
WAUKESHA — For the first time, Waukesha County will join 25 communities to host Wisconsin Young Professionals Week.
Commission: Prairieville Apartments not built to plan 04-09-2017
WAUKESHA — One of the newest apartment developments in downtown Waukesha was not constructed as it was approved by the Plan Commission, according to city documents, so the developer has been asked to make changes.
Fowler Lake Village could come before council in June
OCONOMOWOC — Fowler Lake Village, a $35 million condominium, store and restaurant development being proposed for a build in downtown Oconomowoc, could possibly come before its Common Council by June, one official said Friday.
Fowler Lake Village back on track 04-07-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Fowler Lake Village LLC has proposed a colossal $35 million condominium, store and restaurant development of the same name that it hopes to begin developing in downtown Oconomowoc as early as July, the group announced Thursday.
West Bend officials approve downtown garden beds rule 04-07-2017
Downtown West Bend building owners are now formally responsible for tending to the garden beds adjacent to their locations when city representatives passed an ordinance declaring it.
Broan-NuTone seeking to fill 60 jobs at Hartford location 04-07-2017
HARTFORD — Broan-NuTone is holding a career fair from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Hartford headquarters, 926 W. State St. The company needs to fill hourly positions in manufacturing and distribution.
Travel Market Vacations to open new location in Menomonee Falls 04-07-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS — Travel Market Vacations is expanding with a new location.
Meijer in West Bend to open May 16 04-07-2017
It’s official — Meijer will open its West Bend location on the city’s south side May 16, with grand opening ceremonies planned for May 18.
The Crest will not reopen in downtown Waukesha 04-07-2017
WAUKESHA — On its Facebook page Thursday, The Crest announced it will not reopen in downtown Waukesha after closing for the winter.
The Corners to open Saturday 04-06-2017
BROOKFIELD — The Corners of Brookfield, 20111 W. Bluemound Road, is holding its official opening on Saturday with the grand openings of several retail stores and restaurants.
Coalition wants state to maintain I-94 corridor funding 04-06-2017
WAUKESHA - Surrounded by products made by southeastern Wisconsin companies that rely on Interstate 94 to transport their goods, members of a newly formed coalition called on Wisconsin’s administration to prioritize maintenance and improvements of the Interstate 94 East-West corridor.
Chamber, schools create partnership
CEDARBURG — There’s nothing like springtime to mark the beginning of something new, and this season, the Cedarburg School District and the Chamber of Commerce marked a new partnership.
The 024 taps into Grafton 04-04-2017
GRAFTON — For almost three years, AM Coffee in the Grafton Arts Mill has become a stop for people in search of a good cup of coffee in the mornings. But by the afternoon, the historic mill generally becomes a pretty quiet place.
Travel Market Vacations to open new location in Menomonee Falls 04-06-2017
MENOMONEE FALLS – Travel Market Vacations is expanding with an addition of a new location.
Growth behind Digital Edge relocation 04-06-2017
GRAFTON — Digital Edge in Grafton has moved into bigger digs to accommodate its growing business, again.
Stroebel apartments: transition from condos to commerce
CEDARBURG — Local resident, property owner and state Sen. Duey Stroebel received generally favorable feedback from the city Plan Commission for a high-end multifamily development proposal that would bring almost 200 units to the city’s northeast side.
‘Struggling to find skilled workers’ 04-06-2017
MEQUON — The plant manager at Rockwell Automation, Mequon’s largest employer, told an audience of local elected officials and other community leaders March 28 that finding skilled workers is “my No. 1 challenge.”
One sweet store 04-06-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate with nuts; Confections for Any Occasion has it all.
von Briesen & Roper expands into Waukesha area 04-06-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Randall D. Crocker, president and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced Wednesday that the firm opened a central Waukesha County office at 20975 Swenson Drive, Suite 400.
Oconomowoc could get more liquor licenses 04-06-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Getting a liquor license in Oconomowoc may soon be an easier process after the Common Council approved a resolution that would allow Pabst Farms Development to seek eight liquor licenses from the state under a law set to expire.
Komatsu completes acquisition of Joy Global 04-05-2017
MILWAUKEE —On Wednesday, Komatsu Mining Corp. completed its acquisition of Joy Global Inc. and said it will keep the Wisconsin mining solutions company’s headquarters in Milwaukee.
Payless Shoes to close 4 stores, including Grand Avenue site 04-05-2017
MILWAUKEE —Payless Shoes will close four stores in Wisconsin as part of its bankruptcy reorganization, including two in Milwaukee.
Building, construction networking opportunity Thursday
WAUKESHA — The Blue Book Building and Construction Network is holding its Who’s Who in Building & Construction Showcase from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road.
Cedar Corp. opens new office in downtown Cedarburg
CEDARBURG — Cedar Corp., which provides engineering, architecture, planning, economic development, environmental, land surveying and landscape architecture services throughout Wisconsin, has opened an office in Cedarburg.
Little Caesars to add Wisconsin Avenue drive-thru 04-04-2017
GRAFTON — Little Caesars on Wisconsin Avenue is getting even more convenient.
Stroebel seeks input on 192-unit development 04-04-2017
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg received a proposal for another multifamily apartment development that would bring 192 units to a vacant 18.7-acre parcel on the northeast side of the city.
Some big-box stores are adding to your property taxes 04-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Some big-box stores in the city are furthering the monetary burden on taxpayers.
Farmers to plant record low wheat acres 04-04-2017
DES MOINES, Iowa — The amber waves of grain are about to turn into bean pods as farmers report they’ll plant millions of acres in soybeans instead of wheat this year as a global glut of the grain has made it unprofitable to grow.
Keller hired to build Lumber Inn addition
DELAFIELD — Keller will build an addition onto the Lumber Inn in downtown Delafield, increasing the number of customers it can serve.
Sudbrink Performance Academy to open in downtown Waukesha 04-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Sudbrink Performance Academy will soon offer professional theater and music education for children in downtown Waukesha at 271 W. Main St.
State’s first Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will open in The Corners 04-04-2017
BROOKFIELD — Brick oven pizza-maker Grimaldi’s will open its first Wisconsin location this summer in the The Corners of Brookfield next to the Von Maur store.
ProHealth Care to build heart and vascular center on Waukesha hospital campus
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care announced Monday it will consolidate its outpatient heart and vascular services in a new building on the site of ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
Family Dollar to close 6 stores 04-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Dollar Express, the operator of Family Dollar stores, announced it will close six locations in Wisconsin, affecting about 50 workers.
Garvey Group to close facilities, lay off 66 workers 04-03-2017
FRANKLIN —The Garvey Group announced it will close its three facilities in Franklin, Sturtevant and Milwaukee, affecting 66 workers.
Plan for South 27th Street’s future possibilities unveiled 04-03-2017
MILWAUKEE - After a year of study, scrutiny and soliciting feedback, the wraps have been taken off an extensive report that envisions a range of possibilities for portions of the South 27th Street corridor.
Hen Pecked Antiques something to crow about 04-02-2017
HARTFORD — Bob and Debbie Wilhelm’s dream of opening an antique and stain-glass store is finally a reality after months of effort and sweat.
Telkonet sees improvement year-over-year 04-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Telkonet, Inc., creator of the EcoSmart platform of intelligent automation solutions, announced Friday that its total revenue from continuing operations increased 10 percent when comparing 2016 to 2015.
Experts warn of tax scams as deadline nears 04-01-2017
BROOKFIELD — With weeks to go before the tax filing deadline, swaths of people motivated by deadlines will be handing over sensitive information to professionals to have documents drawn up.
Quad to support new WCTC manufacturing program 03-31-2017
SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics announced Thursday that it will be supporting a new program at Waukesha County Technical College beginning in the fall.
Bucks, Johnson Controls are partners in new Milwaukee arena 03-31-2017
WAUKESHA — The Milwaukee Bucks organization announced Thursday that it’s formed a new partnership with Johnson Controls.
Aurora announces $55.5M outpatient center at 84South
GREENFIELD — Aurora Health Care will build a $55.5 million ambulatory surgery center and medical office building in the rapidly growing 84South development, near South 92nd Street, north of Layton Avenue, officials announced Thursday.
Cedarburg OKs Sandhill development
CEDARBURG — A green light from the Cedarburg Common Council Monday paved the way for the construction of a 43-lot subdivision.
Mayor talks state of Oconomowoc in meeting with business professionals 03-30-2017
PEWAUKEE — Oconomowoc Mayor David Nold provided a presentation and informal discussion with local business professionals Friday during an event focused on the state of Oconomowoc and its future.
Jackson reviews revitalization plan 03-30-2017
JACKSON — Village trustees now have a guide when they begin development projects after receiving the results from a study conducted by researchers from a firm.
Downtown Hartford redevelopment raises parking concerns
HARTFORD — The pending completion of several new apartments or condominiums in the city’s downtown is now raising concerns over where new residents will park.
DWD: Unemployment rate increased across state in Feb.
MADISON — The unemployment rate in the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area grew between January and February, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development.
West Bend Downtown BID approves landscaping measures 03-29-2017
Property owners in downtown West Bend have more clarity regarding expectations and available support services for maintaining the landscape in the area.
West Bend moves closer to developing former Gehl property 03-29-2017
West Bend officials are one step closer to a multimillion dollar construction project after making an agreement with developers to potentially refurbish an area of land within city limits.
Terrace 167 is a success in Richfield
RICHFIELD — After several athletic clubs struck out in the village on the west side of Logger’s Park, building owners John and Terry Bogues decided to try their own, different business at the same site at 3210 Highway 167.
Canvas Corner purchases former Weather-Tek property in Brookfield 03-29-2017
BROOKFIELD - A 13,000-square-foot industrial building formerly occupied by Weather-Tek Windows and Doors has been purchased by Canvas Corner, Inc., according to a Tuesday release.
Driving into the future 03-29-2017
HARTLAND -The success of Hartland Service can be attributed to a good balance of old and new - from the classic cars being repaired to the minivan getting detailed and from 25 years of service in Hartland to newly added offerings as part of a remodel and expansion.
Sikich acquires Wauwatosa firm Evolution Retirement Services 03-29-2017
WAUWATOSA — Professional services firm Sikich LLP announced Tuesday it will acquire Evolution Retirement Services in Wauwatosa.
MATC gets $3 million grant to expand automotive programs 03-28-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Area Technical College is the recipient of a $3 million challenge grant to expand the school’s automotive programs and to kick off fundraising to create the Al Hurvis/PEAK Transportation Center.
New pizza restaurant to open in Hales Corners 03-28-2017
HALES CORNERS – A new fast-casual pizza restaurant is coming to southeastern Wisconsin.
MKE Sports & Entertainment reinvents itself with new name 03-28-2017
MILWAUKEE – The owner and developer of Rock Sports Complex in Franklin has changed its name to ROC Ventures.
Home sales have spring in their step, Ozaukee Realtors Association says 03-28-2017
CEDARBURG — Active listings in Ozaukee County for February increased by a total of 48 from January, a good indicator that the spring selling season has begun, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors Association.
Sarah Chudnow rebranded 03-28-2017
MEQUON — Sarah Chudnow, based in Mequon, along with the Jewish Home and Care Center and Chai Point communities, have unveiled a new umbrella name, website and logos as part of a rebranding initiative.
Let there be light 03-28-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The state Legislature is expected to come forward soon to close a tax loophole that big box stores have been using to slash their tax bills.
Kwik Trip on Pewaukee Road opens 03-28-2017
WAUKESHA — The Kwik Trip on Pewaukee Road in the former Citgo station is open for business.
Mia’s in Waukesha on the market 03-28-2017
WAUKESHA — In his mind, the sale of Mia’s in downtown Waukesha presents a special opportunity to purchase “an historical restaurant,” said Joe Ryan, a broker associate with Keller Williams Realty – Milwaukee Southwest.
General Mitchell parking operator loses contract 03-27-2017
MILWAUKEE — The operator of parking at General Mitchell International Airport has informed the state that it will lay off about 60 workers on Friday as a result of losing the contract for the work.
Chick-fil-A opens in Brookfield 03-25-2017
BROOKFIELD - The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to welcome the new Chick-fil-A to Brookfield. 
Like father, like son? 03-25-2017
NEW BERLIN - Transferring ownership of a business from one generation of owners to the next isn’t as simple as signing a form and figuratively handing over the reins. 
Casablanca expanding with a Brookfield location 03-25-2017
BROOKFIELD - Get a taste of spicy Middle Eastern cuisine when Casablanca opens its newest location in Brookfield on Bluemound Road. But first, there must be construction.
Mills Fleet Farm proposed for Pabst Farms 03-24-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Mills Fleet Farm desires to bring one of its big-box stores to Pabst Farms.
Signicast to be sold to North Carolina company 03-24-2017
HARTFORD — One of the largest employers in Hartford and Washington County will soon be owned by a new company.
He's working from the ground up 03-24-2017
Keith Novotny, now 36, began working at the Cousins Subs location on Highway 33 in West Bend when he was 16. He now owns two franchises of the Wisconsin-born business in southeast Wisconsin — one at 437 West Paradise Drive, West Bend, and another at 1010 Fond du Lac Ave., Kewaskum.
Options dwindling for hotel stays during U.S. Open at Erin Hills 03-24-2017
OCONOMOWOC — It may be almost two months away, but the Inn at Pine Terrace has already been booked up for six months for the week of the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
Walker announces candymaker Haribo to build $242 million plant near Kenosha
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker says international candymaker Haribo will build its first North American plant employing 400 people in southeast Wisconsin.
Marquette to unveil new innovation space on campus
MILWAUKEE — Marquette will celebrate the grand opening of its new collaborative innovation space called 707 Hub during a special program from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Another step forward for Eagle’s Landing project 03-23-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The construction of the proposed Eagle’s Landing at Lac La Belle project on the site of the old Spinnaker’s restaurant became more likely Tuesday when the Common Council approved the certified survey map for the project.
Decision delayed on town monopole 03-23-2017
CEDARBURG — The town of Cedarburg Plan Commission made no recommendation March 15 on the construction of a 120-foot monopole cell tower despite pleas from a group of concerned residents to vote against it.
Deadline passed for owner, Grafton officials forced to clean up gas station
GRAFTON — Village of Grafton workers were forced to clean the site of the Clark Station left abandoned at 1020 Washington St. after owner Lakeland Real Estate of Franklin failed to comply with a village order.
Second quarter core sales decline for Actuant 03-22-2017
MILWAUKEE — Actuant Corporation announced that its consolidated sales declined 2 percent and its core sales dropped 3 percent during the second quarter compared to the same period last year.
Polaris Industries recalls 19,200 more ATVs 03-22-2017
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries recalled another 19,200 all-terrain vehicles, this time for 2015 and 2016 Sportsman 850 and 1000 models. Possible fire risks were the reason, as in several other recalls.
GMAR reports low house inventory in county 03-22-2017
The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors’ Kettle Moraine Council of Realtors, which represents Washington and surrounding counties, is encouraging sellers to list their homes as soon as possible.
3 Boston Stores to launch locally themed initiative 03-22-2017
Three Boston Stores, including one in West Bend on Paradise Drive, will launch an in-store and online shop called “Close to Home.”
Maus Jewelers owner reflects on company’s development 03-22-2017
Even as child, Ray Maus knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. It was the life he was accustomed to growing up.
WCTC Small Business Center to host writing workshop
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College’s Small Business Center will host an ActionLearning two-night workshop titled “Your Business Story — Writing to Sell” on April 19 and April 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the college’s Pewaukee campus.
Safro Toyota now Toyota of Brookfield 03-22-2017
In addition to new owners, Safro Toyota has a new name — Toyota of Brookfield.
Chick-fil-A to open Thursday in Brookfield 03-22-2017
Chicken chain restaurant Chick-fil-A is set to open in an outlot of Brookfield Square Mall on Thursday.
The Corners to celebrate grand opening
April 8
For months people have been watching the walls go up and then the lights turned on inside, curious about the merchandise for sale in the soon-to-open Von Maur off Interstate 94 in the Town of Brookfield.
Ozaukee Realtors Association plans March 28 seminar for buyers, sellers of homes 03-21-2017
GRAFTON — The Ozaukee Realtors Association is planning a Home Buyers & Sellers Seminar from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28 at Rose-Harms American Legion Post, 1540 13th Ave. in Grafton.
Plans still underway for Cedarburg TIF district 03-21-2017
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg will hold an informational session on Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, an economic development financing tool for communities to help fund improvements or development made in a designated area.
Spur 16 gets back on track 03-21-2017
MEQUON — The developer, as well as most Mequon aldermen and city staff, would agree it took way too long to approve a major milepost for the Town Center’s second phase.
Agreement reached to keep cell tower at current site 03-21-2017
WAUKESHA — In the end, it appears the cell tower on Northview Road will stay put.
Beef sales projected to increase in ’17
WAUKESHA — Retail beef prices have been declining on average after reaching record highs two years ago, but this year is estimated to be the largest commercial beef production year since 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Pewaukee’s TOTAL Mechanical acquires Tri-Cor Mechanical 03-21-2017
PEWAUKEE — TOTAL Mechanical, Inc. announced it has acquired the key operating divisions of Janesville-based Tri-Cor Mechanical.
Boucher purchase of Lakeland Auto likely following commission vote 03-21-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Gordie Boucher Nissan of Greenfield is one step closer to purchasing Lakeland Auto following a Monday vote by the Town of Oconomowoc Plan Commission.
Wisconsin Tech Summit in Waukesha announces lineup
WAUKESHA — Fifteen major companies will take part in about 160 “speed dating” meetings with nearly 50 emerging companies during the fourth annual Wisconsin Tech Summit, to be held March 27 at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha.
SE Wisconsin JC Penney locations not on closing list
BROOKFIELD — No JC Penney locations in southeastern Wisconsin are on the recently released list of stores that will be closed.
Gordie Boucher seeks ownership of Lakeland Auto 03-19-2017
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC — Gordie Boucher Nissan of Greenfield is looking to take over ownership of Lakeland Auto, according to Town of Oconomowoc Plan Commission documents.
SkipperBud’s buys historic school 03-18-2017
NASHOTAH — A request to approve the zoning permit and plan of operation for Skipper-Bud’s, presented at the Nashotah Plan Commission meeting held Wednesday, was approved.
Russ Darrow group accused of filing false credit application 03-18-2017
MILWAUKEE — Russ Darrow Colonial Inc. is a third-party defendant in a Milwaukee County small claims case involving Santander Consumer USA Inc. and a Russ Darrow customer, Earnestine Walker, who is the primary defendant.
Healics to merge with fellow health care company Interra Health 03-18-2017
BROOKFIELD — Healics and Interra Health, two health care companies focused on employee preventive health and wellness programs and employer health clinics, are uniting under the Healics name, according to an announcement.
The importance of time off for workers — and employers
BROOKFIELD —For years we’ve been informed that Americans are some of the hardest workers in the world and tend to not use all of their paid time off each year, leading to burnout and stress.
A Green Weekend 03-18-2017
WAUKESHA — Oh happy day, St. Patrick’s Day 2017 landed on a Friday. Green suits, special menus and lots of celebrating; Waukesha County is St. Paddy’s ready. “I’m really happy to be a part of the community,” said Megan Day, owner of Daylee Public House.
It's a family tradition 03-17-2017
KEWASKUM — Whatever was going on at Regal Ware during the day, Ryan Reigle knew little or nothing about it. The reason? Business and family were kept separate.
GE Healthcare to add 170 jobs in Wisconsin 03-17-2017
WAUKESHA — GE Healthcare announced on Thursday plans to add more than 170 jobs in Wisconsin.
Bartolotta Fireworks to become part of Wolverine Fireworks after bankruptcy
TOWN OF GENESEE —Known for its colorful displays on holidays and special events, Bartolotta Fireworks is essentially going out of business with little fanfare.
Dorner Mfg.’s parent company partners with Swedish investment firm 03-16-2017
HARTLAND — Dorner Holding Company, the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp. in Hartland, has entered into a new partnership with Swedish investment firm EQT Mid Market US fund.
Johnson Controls to sell Scott Safety business to 3M for $2 billion 03-16-2017
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, Johnson Controls announced it signed an  agreement to sell its Scott Safety business to 3M in a cash transaction valued at approximately $2 billion.
A long way to go 03-16-2017
CEDARBURG — Even in the midst of a winter storm, hundreds showed up to the Community Center Gym Monday when the Cedarburg Common Council unanimously approved rezoning requests for a multifamily development named Arrabelle that would change the face of at least one site in Cedarburg’s historic downtown.
Commissions approve measures supporting opening of auto service center 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Both the Oconomowoc Architectural Commission and Plan commissions approved in separate meetings March 8 measures pertaining to the planned construction of a Firestone Complete Auto Care.
Design review plans approved for proposed Eagles Landing project 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Plan Commission approved March 8 the major design review plans for a proposed project that could result in the construction of Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle, a 21-unit condominium building at the site where the Spinnaker’s restaurant used to operate.
Kewaskum Village Board approves another 1-year stop on impact fees 03-16-2017
Home developers who want to construct additional units within Kewaskum have additional clarity about potential fees the municipality will charge.
Great Harvest to open for business Saturday 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Citizens will get another option for filling their stomachs in Oconomowoc when Great Harvest Bread Company holds the grand opening of its new 127 E. Wisconsin Ave. location on Saturday.
Firehouse Subs to open mid-April in Waukesha 03-16-2017
WAUKESHA — Firehouse Subs will be the first of several businesses to open in a newly built structure in the parking lot of the former Kmart on Sunset Drive.
Waukesha’s unemployment rate rose slightly in January
WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s unemployment rate increased slightly between December and January, recent statistics show.
Waukesha RadioShack closes, Oconomowoc store remains open 03-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — As more and more RadioShack locations close their doors following the company filing for bankruptcy earlier this month, the Waukesha location has already closed while the Oconomowoc store remains open.
Fed raises rate and sees more hikes as US economy improves 03-15-2017
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and forecast two additional hikes this year. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans.
Turning the next page 03-15-2017
BARTON — The brick and mortar location for Crimson Cowl Comics and Collectables was unmasked Saturday after about seven months of selling comics online.
Casa del Rio could open its doors this weekend
WAUKESHA — The sign with the name Casa del Rio once again hangs in front of 408 E. Main St. while inside the restaurant a menu is tested and staff trained.
Hartland Village Board approves beer garden concept
HARTLAND — Snow may be covering the ground, but area residents are dreaming about green grass and cold beers consumed outside. In Hartland on Monday, the Village Board indicated approval of a concept for a beer garden in Nixon Park.
US Cellular monopole to be discussed by City of Pewaukee commission 03-15-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — During the City of Pewaukee Plan Commission meeting Thursday, the members will discuss a request from US Cellular to place a monopole tower on City Hall property, W240-N3065 Pewaukee Road.
Legal tender: Steakhouse parties embroiled in lawsuit reach agreement 03-15-2017
WAUKESHA — After chewing the fat, attorneys for steakhouses in both Milwaukee and Delafield involved in a dispute have filed a stipulation and order that resolves the need for an injunction hearing that had been scheduled in the case.
Gannett call center to close in May 03-14-2017
MILWAUKEE —Gannett Consumers Solutions Center informed the Department of Workforce Development that it will close its call center in Milwaukee, resulting in the layoff of about 24 employees.
BelAir Cantina to open April 7 in The Corners 03-14-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD —The newest location of successful Milwaukee-based restaurant group BelAir Cantina is set to open April 7 in The Corners of Brookfield.
Milwaukee tech company gets $250,000 WEDC loan 03-14-2017
MILWAUKEE —Milwaukee-based Scanalytics Inc. has received a $200,000 loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help the company continue to grow by supporting its existing sales pipeline and to accelerate the adoption of its platform by focusing on the commercial, retail and hospitality industries.
Part of a healthy lifestyle 03-14-2017
MEQUON — If working out is a combination of personal dedication, instruction and the right equipment, Lexi Machuga and Hannah Landgraf are adding another important element to that equation with the opening of Crossfit Lozen: community.
Stilt House owner takes on pool beer gardens, new Milwaukee restaurant
CEDARBURG — The Stilt House, best known as Cedarburg’s downtown gastro bar at W62 N630 Washington Ave., is spreading its wings in Cedarburg and beyond.
Subdivision a go for Falls Road 03-14-2017
GRAFTON — Plans for a new subdivision in the town of Grafton received final approvals last week, paving the way for the project to proceed.
Public hearing will revisit cell tower proposal 03-14-2017
CEDARBURG — A conditional use permit application to construct a 120-foot cell tower is back on the town’s table for a public hearing and Plan Commission review Wednesday.
Is tipping falling out of favor? 03-11-2017
WAUKESHA — To tip or not to tip — that is a question increasingly being debated as more consumers express an opinion that wait staff should be paid a decent wage that does not necessitate a tip, while others feel that tipping guarantees good service.
February home sales up 1.5% in metro Milwaukee area 03-11-2017
WAUKESHA — Along with the early signs of spring, home sales continued to warm up in February, according to data released Friday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Grants available for new central city businesses  03-11-2017
WAUKESHA — New businesses to Waukesha’s central city are eligible to receive small business grants.
Waukesha Gander Mountain will remain open despite bankruptcy 03-10-2017
WAUKESHA — The Gander Mountain store will remain open despite its parent company filing for bankruptcy, but the stores in Germantown and Eau Claire will not be as lucky.
Delafield Brewhaus launches mobile app 03-10-2017
DELAFIELD — To keep its customers aware of upcoming events, new beer
releases and menu options, Delafield Brewhaus has released a mobile app.
West Bend downtown BID Board opts not to sponsor publication 03-10-2017
Officials decided on a range of issues related to the downtown West Bend on Tuesday, declining overtures for support from a publication to ordinance considerations to address the location’s ambiance.
Pizza Ranch one step closer to coming to West Bend 03-10-2017
Residents who want to visit a Pizza Ranch can take comfort that company representatives have cleared another hurdle for constructing a restaurant in West Bend.
Action Power Sports purchases former Walmart 03-10-2017
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — Action Power Sports is revving its business engine with the excitement of moving into a larger space it recently purchased — the former Walmart Neighborhood Market at SI4-W22605 Coral Drive.
State unemployment drops to 3.9% in January 03-10-2017
MADISON — The Department of Workforce Development on Thursday released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest monthly job and unemployment estimates for Wisconsin.
Kleefisch touts workforce development investment in proposed budget 03-10-2017
WAUKESHA — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch touted the prioritization of Wisconsin’s workforce development needs in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed biennial budget as the numbers came in Thursday showing the state’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point in 16 years.
Harley-Davidson unveils Street Rod motorcycle 03-09-2017
MILWAUKEE —With an eye toward city bikers, Harley-Davidson unveiled its Street Rod motorcycle on Thursday, which it described as a muscular middle-weight bike that is “agile, powerful and tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion.”
Condos or con-don’ts? 03-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Regarding the continual transformations in downtown Oconomowoc, many residents have voiced their concerns about the future appearance and infrastructure of the area.
Progress is visible for downtown Grafton development 03-09-2017
GRAFTON — The Lumberyard 1505 project is on track for the first phase to be completed this summer, according to the developer.
Sip owner to keep liquor license 03-09-2017
MEQUON — The owner of a Mequon restaurant and tavern will keep her liquor license – for now.
Bentley’s Pet Stuff opens in Grafton 03-09-2017
GRAFTON — A new pet store has opened in Grafton, and it is already on a roll.
Multi-use development gets Plan Commission OK 03-09-2017
CEDARBURG — Plans for a multi-use development near the 5 Corners district advanced through another round of municipal reviews this month, securing rezoning and land division approvals from both the town and the city.
Thirsty Duck planned for Sussex 03-09-2017
SUSSEX — Known for its mini duckpin bowling, the Thirsty Duck is planning to bring food and fun to Sussex this spring.
New City of Waukesha Chamber director resigns 03-09-2017
WAUKESHA — After one month as the executive director of the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce, Ashley Morelli has resigned.
Duluth Trading Company to occupy outlot of Home Depot
WAUKESHA — A retailer specializing in men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and outdoor gear will soon set up shop on Waukesha’s far east side, following approval by a city panel Wednesday.
Miller Park job fair to be held Saturday 03-08-2017
MILWAUKEE — A job fair will be held Saturday at Miller Park with the intent to hire people for 150 part-time positions for the 2017 Brewers Season.
Downtown West Bend BID to address growth of weeds
Faced with several obstacles for addressing landscaping, members of the Downtown West Bend Improvement District will try and reinstate a service that was eliminated a few years ago.
West Bend Electric sold to Florida company 03-08-2017
West Bend Electrics, which has two facilities in southeastern Wisconsin, was sold to The Legacy Companies in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Russ Darrow Group breaks ground on West Bend Nissan dealership 03-08-2017
WEST BEND — West Bend has a special feeling for long-time auto dealer Russ Darrow, who began the Russ Darrow auto sales history with a dealership on Main Street.
Business group to offer first look at The Corners 03-08-2017
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will give members a sneak peek at The Corners of Brookfield during its next breakfast meeting March 17.
ForwardDental moves to new Mukwonago location 03-08-2017
MUKWONAGO — ForwardDental has opened in a new Mukwonago location that is larger and more modern.
Milwaukee Public Museum announces plans to move, lay off 15 people 03-08-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Public Museum announced Tuesday that it will move to a new, downtown location within the next decade, but in the meantime, it will restructure its staffing levels.
Raised Grain joins beer lineup at Miller Park 03-08-2017
WAUKESHA — Local craft brewer Raised Grain Brewing Co. will have two of its beers this season at the Miller Park.
the cheel to unveil obelisk Wednesday 03-07-2017
THIENSVILLE — the cheel, 105 S. Main St., recently announced that it has worked with Milwaukee Blacksmiths to create the obelisk that will be placed and revealed at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the restaurant.
Cedarburg Merchants Organization suspends 2017 activity 03-07-2017
CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Merchants Organization, which provides support to downtown businesses in Cedarburg, announced it will suspend operations for 2017.
Major acquisition announced for local pump industry 03-07-2017
CEDARBURG — Cedarburg pump manufacturers Weil Pump, Scot Pump and Karak Machine Corp. were acquired by Wilo USA, a division of German-based Wilo.
Fond du Lac ag fair looks at industry issues 03-07-2017
Agriculture — large and small — was on display during the county’s Agriculture Showcase on Saturday at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds.
Work starts on former Ace building, no plans for site 03-07-2017
WAUKESHA — Some men were working on the back exterior of the former Ace building on Main Street Monday, but no specific plans are being revealed for the site yet.
Bangles & Bags to close downtown Waukesha location
WAUKESHA — Bangles & Bags, an accessory and handbag boutique, announced it is closing its downtown Waukesha store this weekend and will open a new location in Illinois.
Rewarding customers for their loyalty 03-04-2017
WAUKESHA - When customers come to the counter at Roots Coffeebar & Café with a filled punch card, co-owner Hilary DeVries can see the excitement on their faces.
Wisconsin company vies to build wall along U.S.-Mexico border 03-04-2017
BROWNSVILLE - A Dodge County construction company is the lone Wisconsin firm bidding on the federal government’s call for designing and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dairy farm wants permit for 10,000 cows 03-04-2017
FORESTVILLE - The largest dairy farm in Door County is making plans to eventually milk 10,000 cows.
Cobblestone Hotel to ‘fit in’ with downtown Hartford 03-03-2017
Progress on constructing a new hotel in downtown Hartford slowed to the point last fall where officials involved decided to part ways with the first developer.
Hartford Chamber presents annual awards
Chamber and community members were honored Thursday night at the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner held at the Chandelier Ballroom. Among the many awards, Grand Avenue Dental Care was named the 2016 Business of the Year.
Joy Global’s net sales decline 5% 03-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global Inc., a global company specializing in high-productivity mining solutions, reported Thursday that its net sales declined 5 percent compared to one year ago during its first quarter.
Lakeland Supply to build 100,000-sq.-ft. building 03-03-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Lakeland Supply Inc. recently purchased approximately nine acres to construct a 100,000-squarefoot building near the intersection of Interstate 94 and Highway 16.
Marcus Theatres to add recliner seats in New Berlin, Mequon 03-03-2017
MILWAUKEE — Marcus Theatres will add Dream-Lounger recliner seating to four more Wisconsin locations: Ridge Cinema in New Berlin; North Shore Cinema in Mequon; Renaissance Cinema in Sturtevant; and La Crosse Cinema.
Restaurant operator takes beef to court 03-03-2017
DELAFIELD — The owners of BW Holdings, LLC, are alleging that PrimeOne LLC took over the restaurant it co-owns with them, Ward’s House of Prime in Delafield, and changed its name, barred BW Holdings owners from inside the business — and have maintained a similar menu with secret recipes.
Lured by deals, car buyers go for SUVs, pickups in February 03-02-2017
DETROIT — Lured by Presidents Day deals, U.S. buyers snapped up pickups and SUVs in February, brightening what is usually a lackluster month for the auto industry.
Plan Commission to review Arrabelle rezoning Monday
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg Plan Commission will review the rezoning requests for the proposed HSI Properties multifamily development, Arrabelle, at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
T-Mobile hangs up on cell tower 03-02-2017
MEQUON — Controversial plans to build a cell phone tower in the backyard of a Mequon home took a significant hit this week when representatives from T-Mobile said they no longer are interested in renting space.
Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee acquires dealership
MUSKEGO — Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee recently partnered with the Royal Enfield Motorcycle Company and acquired the local Royal Enfield dealership at 226 N. Water St., Milwaukee.
SafeHouse opens in Chicago 03-02-2017
MILWAUKEE — The first of the new SafeHouse locations opened in Chicago on Wednesday and it combines elements of the original and iconic Milwaukee bar and restaurant with new technology.
Beer garden in Nixon Park? It could happen 03-02-2017
HARTLAND — Longtime business owner Patrick Endter wants to open a beer garden in Nixon Park this summer — a proposal that Hartland Village Administrator David Cox thinks could get a positive reception when it’s introduced to the Park and Recreation Board on Monday.
Former 151-acre farm along I-94 open for development 03-02-2017
TOWN OF DELAFIELD — For more than 100 years, the Thomas family has owned about 151 acres of prime real estate along Interstate 94 in the Town of Delafield. Now, the land is available for development for an asking price of $9.5 million.
Position represents transition 03-01-2017
New hire Anna Jensen brings experience from a different industry and wants to leverage her connections to enhance the progress the Downtown West Bend Association has made in the community.
Russ Darrow Group to break ground on WB dealership Monday 03-01-2017
The Russ Darrow Group will expand its operation in West Bend with the groundbreaking of a dealership at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Hartford council approves purchase of properties for new downtown hotel 03-01-2017
HARTFORD — Action by the Common Council on Tuesday night will allow the city’s downtown redevelopment to take a huge step forward.
LindenGrove Communities to have grand opening 03-01-2017
WAUKESHA — A grand opening celebration will be held for LindenGrove Communities’ new location on University Drive in Waukesha.
Creating a path to jobs in Waukesha County 03-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — A business breakfast was held Feb. 22 to bring together community leaders and transportation experts to discuss how to connect Milwaukee job seekers to positions in Waukesha County.
With continued growth, Raised Grain Brewing adds positions 03-01-2017
WAUKESHA — In order to support its continued growth, Raised Grain Brewing Co. has promoted two staff members and hired additional ones.
WCTC receives $139,968 grant to pay for internships 03-01-2017
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College was awarded a two-year, $139,968 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, according to an announcement Tuesday.
Old Tavern Food Products to close after 90 years 02-28-2017
WAUKESHA — As longtime customers learned that Old Tavern Food Products was having a “retirement” sale leading up to the closing of the 90-year-old business, it was swamped with orders on Monday.
The Wooden Goose Café 02-28-2017
MEQUON — Robert Schuster began his career in the restaurant business with a co-ownership of a George Webb’s.
Home inventories loosen slightly as prices continue to rise, Ozaukee Realtors Association says 02-28-2017
CEDARBURG — Despite the record-setting 2016 in home sales, tight inventories in the state are moderating the pace of sales as 2017 started off.
New Grafton hotel gets final OK 02-28-2017
GRAFTON — The TownePlace Suites planned for alongside Interstate 43 in Grafton is on track for an April construction start.
Froedtert & MCW health network increases presence in Oconomowoc 02-28-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s health network is growing its services offered at its SpineCare Clinic in Oconomowoc to include primary care and laboratory services starting Wednesday.
Badger Truck Equipment expands 02-28-2017
WEST ALLIS — Badger Truck Equipment recently announced the restructuring of its commercial paint department, which has led to the hiring of new employees and a renovated space.
Las Tortugas comes to Waukesha 02-25-2017
WAUKESHA — A new restaurant brings Mexican sub sandwiches to the Waukesha community as Las Tortugas, 1403 Summit Ave., opened its doors on Feb. 18.
A Slice of Convenience 02-25-2017
WAUKESHA — It’s time to get closer with local pizzerias without even leaving the house. With a few clicks and one app, Slice is changing the way to order pizza.
Bucks announce 90-unit apartment complex in arena district 02-25-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee- based Royal Capital Group LLC will develop a 90-unit apartment complex in the new arena district, the Milwaukee Bucks announced Friday.
J.C. Penney to close 13 to 14 percent of stores 02-24-2017
NEW YORK — J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping.
Sears cuts 130 corporate jobs, mostly at HQ 02-24-2017
CHICAGO — Sears Holdings laid off about 130 corporate employees Thursday, part of a restructuring plan aimed at cutting at least $1 billion in costs this year.
Delafield commission approves plans for Home Goods, Sierra Trading Post 02-24-2017
DELAFIELD — The Plan Commission on Wednesday approved plans for a Home Goods and Sierra Trading Post.
Kohl’s profit falls on weak sales, but tops 4Q forecasts
MENOMONEE FALLS — Kohl’s Corp. on Thursday reported a drop in fiscal fourth-quarter profit as sales declined, but the performance still topped Wall Street’s expectations and the retailer raised its quarterly dividend.
Waukesha West showcases new equipment for precision welding 02-23-2017
WAUKESHA — A group of Waukesha West High School students Wednesday morning unveiled a powerful piece of equipment that school and business officials are touting as a significant step toward addressing the skills gap.
Neighbors bring noise complaints to Grafton Town Board
GRAFTON — A year-old complaint over a business’ alleged noncompliance with a town of Grafton ordinance has resurfaced, though no action is being taken at this time.
‘An attractive nuisance’ 02-23-2017
GRAFTON — The owners of the derelict Clark Station at 1020 Washington St. in Grafton will be receiving orders to abate the nuisance that has formed on the property, and if they don’t do something, the village will.
Five Corners plan moves forward 02-23-2017
CEDARBURG — The town of Cedarburg Plan Commission OK’d rezoning and land division requests for a prospective development in the 5 Corners Business District that could include retail, commercial condos, self-storage and a sports complex.
Hartland condominium development plans to return with alterations 02-23-2017
HARTLAND — Changes will be made to the plans for a condominium development following a presentation to the Plan Commission on Monday.
Oconomowoc council approves preliminary plat for 55-lot subdivision 02-23-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The ever-expanding city of Oconomowoc might just be on the way to becoming a bit more populous.
Moreland Boulevard McDonald’s to be razed, rebuilt 02-23-2017
WAUKESHA — A McDonald’s restaurant on Waukesha’s eastern end could soon be overhauled as part of an extensive plan that calls for razing the existing structure and rebuilding it with a more modern prototype.
Russ Darrow revises plans for already-approved car dealership 02-22-2017
A retailer wants to alter the size of a proposed facility in the area after officials already approved the first set of plans in 2016.
MC Sports closing 66 stores, including one in West Bend
MC Sports announced Friday it is closing all of its 66 stores across the Midwest, including the West Bend location.
App expands from earlier model 02-22-2017
The app Get Proximal, owned by Robert Tye, is now part of a larger marketing service, Get Proximal Marketing.
Daktronics to outfit digital displays at new Bucks arena 02-22-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks say South Dakota-based Daktronics will outfit the team’s new arena and surrounding development in downtown Milwaukee with digital displays.
CUW adds to its pharmacy program 02-21-2017
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin announced recently it is now offering a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences.
Ozaukee home sales flat 02-21-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — Home sales in Ozaukee County and across the Milwaukee suburbs were stagnant in January, compared to the first month of 2016.
Projected farm income in 2016 down $14 billion from 2015
Wisconsin agriculture was the topic of discussion Jan. 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
West Bend Downtown BID launches website 02-21-2017
After months of discussions and proposals, the West Bend Downtown Business Improvement District has a functioning website, albeit unknown to some and a different version of what was earlier proposed.
A clean getaway 02-19-2017
After 16 years of selling soap at farmers’ markets, Century Farmhouse owner Ann Marie Craig is ending her soap production and closing her business of 15 years.
Home Goods, Sierra Trading Post planned for former Sports Authority site 02-18-2017
DELAFIELD — The large space that formerly housed a Sports Authority, which filed for bankruptcy, is slated to become a Home Goods and Sierra Trading Post, both national retailers.
Commission to review plans for McDonald's, Panda Express 02-18-2017
WAUKESHA - While plans for one Panda Express location are caught up in litigation, plans for another restaurant near Meijer are moving forward.
Breaking the 'broke' cycle 02-18-2017
WAUKESHA - No one wants to be in debt after college but it seems inevitable. From being broke in college to paying back loans outside of college, is there a way to stop the broke cycle?
State leaders visit WCTC dual enrollment academy 02-17-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Ella Johnson’s story isn’t common. Not only is the Waukesha West High School senior pursuing a career in welding - an overwhelmingly male-dominated field - but by the time she graduates high school, she will already have completed her technical degree to that end.
Milwaukee World Festival, BMO Harris renew Summerfest partnership 02-17-2017
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and BMO Harris Bank announced Wednesday the renewal of their partnership and enhancements for BMO Harris Bank customers during Summerfest’s 50th anniversary festival this summer, according to a news release.
Aurora Health Care to build new center in Manitowoc 02-17-2017
MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care announced Thursday it will construct an 18,000-square-foot health center on Dewey Street on the south side of Manitowoc. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.
WCTC plans event for inspiring women to pursue IT careers 02-17-2017
PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College will host an information technology event for women titled “Byte of IT” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at the college’s Pewaukee campus, 800 Main St.
Portillo’s coming to Greenfield in April
GREENFIELD — Chicagoland favorite Portillo’s will open its newest restaurant north of the border in April on Sura Lane in Greenfield.
Shorehaven: Apartment construction on schedule 02-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The construction of the $26.7 million final phase of Shorehaven’s enormous Lake Terrace Apartments Campus project remains on schedule, said Shorehaven CEO Ed Somers on Friday.
River Bend subdivision gets the OK 02-16-2017
GRAFTON — Final approvals came in last week for a new subdivision in the town of Grafton, a stone’s throw from the village.
Bids for portion of Fowler Lake Waterfront Project due Tuesday 02-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Significant dates are nearing for the Fowler Lake Waterfront Project, a multiphased endeavor aimed at overhauling the area behind City Hall, as well as the Village Green area.
Cedarburg council chews on whether to allow food trucks 02-16-2017
CEDARBURG — It’s back to the drawing board for an ordinance that will determine if, when and where food trucks will be allowed in the city of Cedarburg.
Clark station hearing planned 02-16-2017
GRAFTON — The Clark Station that’s been left to deteriorate at 1021 Washington St. in Grafton is facing a hearing for becoming a public nuisance.
County Board asks state lawmakers to address business tax loophole 02-16-2017
Washington County officials have expressed their support regarding a measure that has impacted one municipality and has the potential to affect others throughout the nation.
Condo plan for Spinnakers site takes shape 02-16-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Plans related to Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle, a proposed project that would result in the construction of a 21-unit condominium building on the site of the old Spinnakers restaurant, are going along well, property owner Mark Neumann said Friday.
Northwestern Mutual reports strong business results
MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual had a strong performance in 2016, the company reported Wednesday.
Salon Brillare to hold grand opening party 02-16-2017
PEWAUKEE — Salon Brillare will host a grand opening cocktail party from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Business Alliance, Habitat for Humanity team up for YPWeek 02-16-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced in a Wednesday news release that it’s collaborating with Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County in a grassroots program.
Milwaukee Tool aims to update, expand Brookfield campus 02-16-2017
BROOKFIELD — Milwaukee Tool is planning another expansion at its corporate campus with three other projects in the works because of the company’s growth, according to documents filed with the city.
Tourism council pursues hiring permanent director 02-15-2017
DELAFIELD - The city will continue moving ahead with its plans to hire a permanent executive director for its Promotional & Tourism Council.
County Board rejects reliever route 02-15-2017
Cheers and a sense of relief could be seen in the faces of the opponents of the Hartford reliever route after they realized progress for a proposed road in Washington County had stalled before their very eyes.
Ninja Warrior comes to New Berlin 02-15-2017
NEW BERLIN — Fans of the show “American Ninja Warrior” don’t have to travel far to test their athleticism on the rigorous course.
Grand Avenue Dental Care addition nearly complete 02-15-2017
HARTFORD — An expansion of Grand Avenue Dental Care at 1163 Grand Ave. is nearly complete.
Village to help company fight FDA vaping regulations 02-14-2017
HARTLAND — The village will assist Johnson Creek Enterprises in attempting to limit the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on the vaping industry.
Microsoft executive to speak at OED event 02-14-2017
THIENSVILLE — Brad Smith, the president and chief legal officer at Microsoft, will be the featured speaker at Ozaukee Economic Development’s annual outreach event.
It’s music to their ears 02-14-2017
MEQUON — When it comes to playing an instrument, the general experience can be quite polarizing.
Mequon’s Charter Steel announces expansion with new steel mill at existing Ohio facility 02-14-2017
MEQUON — Charter Steel, which has its corporate headquarters in Mequon, announced recently that it will build a new steel mill in Çuyahoga Heights, Ohio.
Former apprentice becomes the boss
CEDARBURG — When Bill Thiermann bought Corky’s Tire & Auto Service last year from longtime owner Corky Van Sluys, there wasn’t even a question of whether or not he would keep on Van Sluys’ apprentice Trevor Guysky.
A taste of Cedarburg history 02-14-2017
CEDARBURG — From birthday parties and Little League victory celebrations to first dates and a child’s first taste of blue moon ice cream, the wooden booths at The Chocolate Factory on Washington Avenue have housed a lifetime of memories.
Juggling small business and love 02-14-2017
OZAUKEE COUNTY — In the midst of fast-paced, technology-driven modern life, it can be hard enough for couples to find time to spend alone. When they run a business together, it gets even more complicated.
Home sales increased across metro Milwaukee in January
MILWAUKEE — Home sales in the metropolitan Milwaukee area during January increased by 4.3 percent, according to a news release from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Sendik’s to hire 500 employees in 2017 02-14-2017
MILWAUKEE — Sendik’s Food Market announced Monday that it plans to hire 500 local workers this year.
Ott plans bill to regulate cell towers 02-14-2017
MEQUON — State Rep. Jim Ott will introduce a bill in the state Assembly this week to allow municipalities to adopt rules that would keep cellphone towers from being built on residential lots.
Anton's celebrating 50 years in Lake Country 02-11-2017
PEWAUKEE — For the last 50 years, Anton’s Salon & MSpa has been at the forefront of revolutionary changes in the beauty industry right in the heart of Lake Country.
Seizing an opportunity 02-10-2017
Marshall Shaver’s choice of a career field was an obvious one. Shaver, the owner of The Air MD, a West Bend-based heating and air conditioning contractor, has been bothered by allergies his whole life.
Pick ’n Save, Packers agree to three-year partnership 02-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Pick ’n Save has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Green Bay Packers.
Course on business development skills 02-10-2017
MADISON — A new course on business development skills for graduate students is now available through the Center from Technology Commercialization.
Johnson Controls, Aqua Metals agree to recycling technology 02-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls Power Solutions has finalized an agreement to provide electrochemical battery recycling technology with Aqua Metals.
Seminar on acquiring, selling business 02-10-2017
MILWAUKEE — The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host a breakfast meeting Feb. 17 that will talk about what buyers and sellers should know when considering a transaction.
Shorehaven, ProHealth Care collaborate 02-10-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Shorehaven recently announced a partnership with ProHealth Care to provide therapy services on Shorehaven’s campus, 1305 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Residents, officials oppose plan for banquet hall 02-10-2017
TOWN OF WAUKESHA — Although they stopped short of outright denying it, Town of Waukesha officials hinted a proposed barn-themed banquet hall likely would not be approved — at least, not in its currently proposed iteration.
Duluth Trading company one step closer to constructing Waukesha store 02-10-2017
WAUKESHA — Duluth Trading Company is one step closer to constructing
its first store in the city.
Discussions continue on proposals for Mequon Road development 02-09-2017
MEQUON — As Mequon decides what to do with the site of the now-closed Logemann Community Center, aldermen have planned a special meeting to hear more about two competing proposals.
Two vying for Fong’s liquor license 02-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Responsibly enjoying some adult beverages while dining out is, to say the least, a common practice among many Wisconsinites. So its no wonder that liquor licenses from communities like Oconomowoc are hotly pursued.
What’s next for Arrabelle? 02-09-2017
CEDARBURG — The city of Cedarburg will hold two public hearings at 7 p.m. Monday, March 13 for zoning requests related to Arrabelle, the multifamily development proposed for the former St. Francis Borgia property.
West Bend BID considers landscaping options 02-09-2017
Retailers and property owners may soon have additional responsibilities aside from enforcing parking for their employees.
Oconomowoc settles Fowler Lake Village lawsuit 02-09-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council voted Tuesday night to settle a lawsuit against the city for the previously failed condominium Fowler Lake Village, making it possible for that structure to eventually be built downtown.
Panda Express group files suit against Waukesha 02-09-2017
WAUKESHA — CFT NV Developments, LLC., the company that owns Panda Express Restaurants, is following through with its lawsuit against the city.
Reliever route takes a step forward 02-08-2017
After more than a year of studies, plans, proposals and discussions, it is almost time for Washington County supervisors to determine whether they support a reliever route in Hartford.
Painting with a side of wine 02-08-2017
Residents who want to learn to draw, create signs or enhance their artistic talents by working on several projects will have that chance when a new business is established in West Bend.
Valentine’s Day brings best day for some businesses 02-08-2017
WAUKESHA — Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and some area businesses are prepping by offering sweet deals.
Report Exec to expand, relocate to Oak Creek 02-08-2017
OAK CREEK — Report Exec is expanding its operations and has relocated to a new office in the city.
Home prices up in metro Milwaukee, data shows 02-08-2017
IRVINE, Calif. — New numbers released by Core-Logic Home Price Index and HPI Forecast show that home prices are up both year-over-year and month-over-month in the metropolitan Milwaukee area, a news release said.
Plans for Hilton Garden Inn at The Corridor in Brookfield scrapped 02-08-2017
BROOKFIELD — A proposal to construct a four-story Hilton Garden Inn hotel at The Corridor development has been scrapped.
EXIT Realty to host career night at its office in Germantown 02-07-2017
GERMANTOWN — EXIT Realty XL will host a career night Wednesday for individuals who may be interested in the real estate industry.
BBB Serving Wisconsin announces new awards, scholarship 02-07-2017
MILWAUKEE - The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin announced a new award program that includes a scholarship.
Banker found calling making shoes
MINNEAPOLIS - Paul Grangaard spent 25 years in commercial banking, investment banking and at private equity firm Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison. He left in 2008 to try to turn around a portfolio company, Allen Edmonds, the Wisconsin shoe manufacturer that nearly failed during the Great Recession.
Mayor’s business forum planned 02-07-2017
CEDARBURG — On the heels of a year that brought 26 news businesses to Cedarburg, Mayor Kip Kinzel will host a Mayor’s Business Forum Thursday, Feb. 23 that focuses on collaboration and connecting the city’s business resources.
Safro Automotive Group sold 02-07-2017
BROOKFIELD — After over 50 years of serving Waukesha County, Safro Automotive Group has been sold.
What’s next for Sears at Brookfield Square? 02-07-2017
BROOKFIELD — Sears, a longtime staple at Brookfield Square Mall, has been sold to CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Fong’s Garden officially closes in Oconomowoc 02-07-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Fong’s Garden, an Oconomowoc staple for Chinese cuisine, ended its operations for good Sunday, thus beginning the city’s takeover of the 109 N. Main St. property, which it will demolish so it can start the Fowler Lake Shoreline Project.
Sobelman’s in Richfield to formally open Monday 02-05-2017
RICHFIELD — The heavily anticipated grand opening of a new franchise for Sobelman’s Pub and Grill will take place in the village at 11 a.m. Monday.
Owner of new candy shop confirms purchase of Sweet Dreams 02-04-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The owner of Oconomowoc’s new candy store confirmed Feb. 2 that he had purchased the Sweet Dreams Candies & Gifts that previously occupied the 126 N. Main St. property into which his store moved.
WCTC receives $188K donation to buy automated manufacturing cell 02-04-2017
PEWAUKEE — The Waukesha County Technical College Foundation has received a $188,000 donation to purchase an automated manufacturing cell for the college’s Automation Systems Technology/Robotics program.
Business Alliance, chamber representatives to travel to D.C. 02-04-2017
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance has partnered with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and other chambers in the state to coordinate a two-day trip to Washington D.C. for leaders to meet some of the state’s congressional representatives and members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Sensory Club gym opening in City of Pewaukee 02-04-2017
WAUKESHA — Laura Martin wanted to give her son, who has autism and sensory issues, a chance to thrive in a world that’s been daunting for him at times.
US hiring accelerates and more people begin looking for work 02-03-2017
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market.
CUP sought for historic Richfield farm
RICHFIELD — A Richfield farm family will have to wait until March to have a public hearing held on their request for a conditional use permit to allow their farm, which has been in the family for seven generations, to be used for agritourism.
The apple didn’t fall far from the tree 02-03-2017
Growing up, Mike Shaw admired his dad’s work ethic and watched him build a company that does business with clients around the globe.
MillerCoors to expand Leinenkugel building in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Miller-Coors is putting $50 million toward expanding its Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. facility, located near downtown.
Trump praises Harley riders, meets with company execs 02-03-2017
WASHINGTON — Although he didn’t climb aboard a hog, President Donald Trump praised Harley-Davidson riders during a meeting with officials and other representatives from the Milwaukee-based motorcycle company at the White House on Thursday.
The Black Unicorn to close in downtown Waukesha 02-03-2017
WAUKESHA — The Black Unicorn will close its doors for good Feb. 26.
Shopping development in Pewaukee sold for $2.2 million
PEWAUKEE — The Lake Country Market retail center has been acquired by a firm for $2.2 million, according to a news release from Philipsborn Finances.
New Country Springs owners to focus on meeting, convention space 02-03-2017
WAUKESHA — The new owners of the Country Springs Hotel & Water Park intend to focus on boosting the meeting space inside — and outside — of the facility.
Three new tenants announced for Shoppes at Fox River
WAUKESHA — Three more tenants have been announced for the Shoppes at Fox River on West Sunset Drive.
Commission formed to lure visitors to Oconomowoc 02-02-2017
OCONOMOWOC — The tourism game in Oconomowoc was drastically altered Tuesday morning by the first ever meeting of the Oconomowoc Bureau of Economic Development & Tourism Commission, a group which will promote the city and its various attractions to potential visitors.
West Bend day spa closed after several violations found 02-02-2017
City of West Bend officials closed the Lavender Day Spa on Monday after conducting a license premise inspection at the massage parlor at 2320 W. Washington St.
SEWRPC releases ‘VISION 2050’ plan 02-02-2017
WAUKESHA — The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission announced the adoption of VISION 2050, a long-range plan for land use and transportation in southeastern Wisconsin.
MSI General to design, construct Delafield kitchen and bath store 02-02-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Store has selected MSI General Corporation to design and construct its new 6,000-foot store at the Williams Towne Shopping Center, 2566 Sun Valley Drive, Delafield.
Engraving company opens up downtown storefront 02-02-2017
OCONOMOWOC — A Cambridge-based company that specializes in engraving products for both individuals and businesses has opened up a storefront to market and sell its materials in Oconomowoc.
U.S. businesses add most jobs in seven months, ADP says  02-02-2017
WASHINGTON — Private employers added a surprisingly strong 246,000 net new jobs in January, the most in seven months, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday.
Waukesha Hospitality buys Country Springs 02-02-2017
WAUKESHA — Country Springs Hotel & Water Park has been purchased by Waukesha Hospitality, the latter announced in a statement Wednesday.
US auto sales start 2017 on down note; improvement expected 02-01-2017
DETROIT — U.S. auto sales lagged in January as buyers recovered from holiday spending sprees, but the slowdown won't last long.
Metalcraft of Mayville to be on television series 02-01-2017
How2Media, producers of the television show, “World’s Greatest,” will feature Metalcraft of Mayville.
Pizza Hut is back in West Bend 02-01-2017
Pizza Hut, 1460 S Main St., West Bend opened Jan. 4 between the GNC and Bath & Body Works at Paradise Pavilion.
BP station in West Bend reopens 02-01-2017
The BP gas station at 1229 S. Main St., West Bend reopened Friday.
Big crowd shows up for reliever route meeting 02-01-2017
TOWN OF HARTFORD — After about a year of watching Washington County officials discuss the reliever route for Hartford, it was the residents’ turn to voice their concerns and questions toward administrators and their elected representatives.
Harley-Davidson results miss expectations, shipments fall 02-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue than Wall Street had expected as it shipped fewer motorcycles around the world.
Hill-Rom Holdings acquires Mortara Instruments for $330M 02-01-2017
In early January, Mortara Instruments was acquired by Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. for $330 million in cash. A tax benefit is expected to reduce to the price to $290 million.
Pewaukee Chamber’s awards gala 02-01-2017
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce is inviting its members to take part in its 2017 Community Awards Gala.
Candy shop opens Oconomowoc location 02-01-2017
OCONOMOWOC — Confections For Any Occasion has opened a second location in Oconomowoc.
ProHealth grows inventory, adds 3D mammography in New Berlin 02-01-2017
WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care continues to grow and add to its technological inventory.
Mitchell Airport reports 3%-plus increase in travelers 02-01-2017
MILWAUKEE — Passenger traffic at General Mitchell International Airport increased over 3 percent in 2016.






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