- During his first week in the position, Business Editor Chris
Bucher has covered manufacturing, a new restaurant opening, the
municipal approval process and criminal activity of one business
owner. In other words, he has embraced the beat and delved right
always so much going on in Waukesha; it’s a thriving community
that’s always changing every day. From the small businesses that
make up the downtown area to corporations that surround it,
there’s an emotional appeal to all of them. So many businesses
in the area have been an important part of our Waukesha community
and I can’t wait to help you learn more about them and how they
impact our great city,” he said.
graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2014 with a
degree in journalism and an emphasis in public relations.
graduation, Bucher got a job at the Daily News in West Bend, The
Freeman’s sister paper, as a sports reporter. After nine months
there, he started as the assistant sports editor at The Freeman.
a Waukesha native, Bucher is curious about what is happening in
the community he
calls home. For instance, he wanted to see what kind of impact the
new Kwik Trip on Golf Road would have on the Mobil gas station
nearby once it opened, and what the overall growth plan is for the
Wisconsin-based gas and convenience store company.
had a longstanding interest in business since I was in high school
at Waukesha North taking business classes. Initially, I wanted to
go into marketing and always have had an interest in business
happenings both locally and nationally,” Bucher said.
with his deep knowledge of the community, Bucher brings with him a
sense of energy and optimism. He is a hard worker who wants to
make sure Freeman readers are kept in the know.
very excited to move over to the news side as the business editor.
I’ve always remained knowledgeable about business happenings
around the area and nationally — even when sports consumed most
of my workdays — and I look forward to continue bringing the
most important business news in Waukesha County to your local
newspaper every day,” Bucher said. “I’ve learned a lot of
different things so far in my career and have a vested interest in
continuing to grow as an editor.”
you have a business story idea, you can reach Bucher at firstname.lastname@example.org.