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MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics maker, has reached a new deal with reduced tax breaks for its scaled back manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers and the the company announced on Monday.Details of the new deal were not immediat… Read more

WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact on climate change efforts not only in the U.S. but throughout the world. Read more

OCONOMOWOC — After a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, the German Christmas Market is returning to downtown Oconomowoc this coming fall, German Christmas Market Board member Sharon Manke said.The German Christmas Market is a nonprofit organization that hosts the annual event in Oconomowoc, … Read more

WAUKESHA — With the Wisconsin Supreme Court tossing out Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate and COVID-19 cases remaining low, local business owners are making decisions about their operations now and in the future. Read more

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WAUKESHA — A new consignment shop and gallery by the name of Whimsical Wonders has opened in Waukesha, offering the public the opportunity to purchase items and art by local artists as well as antiques and resale home items. Read more

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WEST BEND — As his 15th anniversary with the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce (WBACC) approaches, Executive Director Craig Farrell announced this week he will be retiring at the end of June. Read more

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WASHINGTON COUNTY — Signs are pointing to a busy season of events, as some wedding venues in Washington County are having increased bookings. Read more

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SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics, Inc. is increasing its integrated marketing solutions offering through a newly expanded relationship with Package InSight, an organization that studies brand packaging performance, consumer attention and shelf impact. Read more

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8% in March, far below the national rate of 6%, according to a report the state Department of Workforce Development released Thursday. Read more

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OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Common Council will be hosting a public hearing and taking up a resolution on the new proposed food truck ordinance that would institute higher fees and new restrictions on food truck operations at Tuesday’s meeting, according to the preliminary Common Council agenda. Read more

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RICHFIELD — Laubenheimer’s Garage still has the same small-town family values and atmosphere that it had when Robert Laubenheimer started the company a century ago. Read more

WAUKESHA — A Waukesha favorite, Pat’s Rib Place, is headed to the Milwaukee Public Market to open the business’s second location and provide some Southern-style barbecue to the Milwaukee community. Read more

OCONOMOWOC — Home decor boutique and art gallery Carol Ann’s Gracerie is set to open on April 30 at 521 Westover St. featuring themed rooms filled with art and accessories created by local artists and craftsmen. Read more

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PEWAUKEE — Two years after leaving its first home at the former Olympia Resort and Conference Center, TheZONE is looking for a permanent home for their popular indoor sports training facility. Read more

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CEDARBURG — Work continues on the Wilo manufacturing facility in the Cedarburg business park off Highway 60.The world’s leading manufacturer of pumps and pump systems expects the 244,000-square-foot facility to open late this year. Read more

PORT FOURCHON, La. — Coast Guard boats and aircraft have covered an area larger than the state of Rhode Island to search for 12 people still missing Wednesday off the Louisiana coast after their offshore oilfield vessel capsized in hurricane-force winds. Read more

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine will remain in limbo for a while longer after government health advisers declared Wednesday that they need more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot — and if so, how big the risk really is. Read more

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WAUKESHA — The beer garden named “The Tap Yard” is coming to Waukesha May 5 at The Shoppes at Fox River and will feature Waukesha-based brewery Raised Grain Brewing. Read more

WASHINGTON — Women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor's office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. health officials said Tuesday in the latest reversal in an ongoing legal battle over the medication. Read more

WASHINGTON — More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030. Read more

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BROOKFIELD — MLG Capital, a national leader in private equity investments in commercial real estate, announced that its principal and CEO was named one of Commercial Real Estate’s Best Bosses by GlobeSt’s Real Estate Forum. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Lori Watt, a financial advisor at IAG Wealth Partners, LLC in Waukesha, has been named one of the 2021 Top Women Wealth Advisors in the nation, according to a list recently published by Forbes. Read more

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MEQUON — Greg Sommersberger, managing director and senior investment consultant; Lori Gervais, director and senior investment consultant; Dan Hawley, director and financial advisor; and Greg Pauly, director and senior investment consultant, of Baird’s North Shore wealth management office, ha… Read more

WEST BEND — Wells Fargo Advisors announced this week that Tim Koepke has joined the West Bend branch of Wells Fargo Advisors as senior vice president—investments.Koepke has more than 20 years of financial services experience, most recently with Robert W. Baird & Co. He is a graduate of t… Read more

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PRAIRIE DU SAC — Culver Franchising System, LLC announced Thursday the appointment of Enrique “Rick” Silva as its CEO to take the reigns of the restaurant chain starting March 29. Read more

WEST BEND — Commerce State Bank has announced that Carla Cross, president and CEO of Cross Management Services, has agreed to join the bank’s Board of Directors. Her official first meeting will take place on Wednesday. Read more

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BROOKFIELD — First Business Bank announced the promotion of Kim Preston to senior vice president — treasury management — Milwaukee market leader. “As a one of our longest-serving First Business Bank employees, Kim combines hard work with her in-depth experience to our clients’ advantage,” sa… Read more

GERMANTOWN — MOTIS Brands CEO Richard Spratt has been recognized by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with the Patriot Award. Major Clint Berry, MOTIS Brands’ director of manufacturing operations, has completed 15 years of service and… Read more

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WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 13 offices in Waukesha County, announced the promotion Kyle Kees to vice president – commercial banking team lead.“Kyle has done an outstanding job of building strong relationships with our team and with businesses in southea… Read more

MILWAUKEE — DeWitt LLP announced it has elected a new firm president & managing partner, Timothy L. Stewart, who is also currently the managing partner of its Brookfield office. Michele L. Perreault was also named the managing partner for its Madison office. Read more

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