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CEDARBURG — The Homayouni Group will open Cedarburg’s newest establishment, Union House Public House and Bakeshop, with its full bar at W62 N559 Washington Ave., this Friday. Opening night hours will be from 4 p.m. to midnight. The kitchen portion of this craft cocktail-centric bar is expect… Read more

MEQUON — With cold weather here and restrictions on restaurant and bar capacity a possibility due to the pandemic, now more than ever a small interest-free loan might be the difference between staying in business or permanently hanging a “closed” sign. Read more

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MOUNT PLEASANT — Foxconn founder Terry Gou reiterated his company’s commitment to operating in Wisconsin about a week after state officials said Foxconn’s new factory can’t get state tax credits unless the original contract is changed. Read more

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GRAFTON — Holton Bros. donated their masonry expertise to the Ozaukee County Historical Society by repairing the brick platform at the historic Interurban Depot, also known as the Hazel Wirth Archives and Research Center. Over the years both water and vegetation have been working to push apa… Read more

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HARTLAND — When the going got tough during the coronavirus pandemic, the Hartland Chamber of Commerce got going. Chamber President Lynn Minturn shares how the organization worked with businesses in Hartland to help them navigate the challenges the pandemic created. Even though the world rema… Read more

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WEST BEND — Wisconsin’s housing market is falling behind the demands of a growing workforce, according to a report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association, and local areas are experiencing a shortage of affordable housing options. Read more

MUKWONAGO – The village of Mukwonago won a gold category award this week for its Mukwonago Business Retention and Expansion Program (BRE), presented this week at an awards ceremony during the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Annual Conference. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS), in partnership with Waukesha County announced they have opened the LSS Aspen Center, a comprehensive medically monitored treatment center for women and men from throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Read more

LONDON — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases this month is a bitter blow that will likely turn what was meant to be a period of healing for the economy into a lean winter of job losses an… Read more

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OCONOMOWOC — For Alison Tierney, her love for nutrition started when she was an athlete in college looking for ways to improve her game in a natural way. Read more

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MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation, Inc. announced its plan Thursday that would reverse temporary salary reductions implemented in May at the end of November. The company match for U.S. employees participating in the 401(k) retirement savings plan will also be reinstated at that time. “I apprec… Read more

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.3% in August to 5.4% in September, below the national rate but 2 points higher than a year ago as the state deals with a surge in coronavirus cases.Wisconsin’s jobless rate for September was below the 7.9% national rate. Wisconsin … Read more

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WEST BEND — Wing lovers will certainly not lack for flavors to indulge in with the grand opening of 228 Tap House — a new bar and grill with an entertainment venue — today in the city. Read more

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Home sales in the metro Milwaukee were strong in September with a 28.2% increase for the four-county area, according to a Wednesday report from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors. Leading the counties was Milwaukee with a 36.9% increase in sales for September 2020 compared to the … Read more

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MEQUON — The Mequon Common Council on Tuesday approved a rezoning request that would allow Ascension Healthcare to build a medical clinic on the northwest corner of Port Washington and Highland roads. There were many concerns about the project, not the least of which is that it’s 50% larger … Read more

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MEQUON — Partnering for the fifth year in a row, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group announced the 2020 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin on Wednesday. After more than 125,000 votes were cast over multiple rounds, the Mobile Autonomous Robotic Cart (MARC) f… Read more

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CEDARBURG — The Cedarburg Common Council approved a resolution Monday that authorizes the sale of a 20-acre vacant parcel of real property, in the city of Cedarburg’s Highway 60 Industrial Park, to WILO USA, LLC. Wilo, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems, is pl… Read more

WASHINGTON — The Group of 20 nations, representing the world’s biggest economies, agreed Wednesday to extend the suspension of debt payments by an additional six months to support the most vulnerable countries in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Capri Communities, one of Wisconsin’s largest providers of senior living in southern Wisconsin, announced they have acquired Aster Assisted Living, Assisted Memory Care and the Drumlin Residences — which will be known as Drumlin Reserve. Read more

OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corp. company, announced Tuesday that the Belgium Ministry of Defence has awarded the Wisconsin-based company a contract for 322 Oshkosh Defense Command and Liaison Vehicles (CLV) for the Belgium Defence Forces. Read more

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OCONOMOWOC — After 10 months since the Common Council heard a comprehensive update from Wangard Partners on its ideas for the former Olympia Resort and Conference Center land, plans will be brought to the Committee of the Whole meeting next week to be presented to staff and the council. Read more

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Health insurance costs for Americans who get their coverage through work continued a relentless march upward with average family premiums rising 4% to $21,342 this year, according to a study published Thursday. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank has promoted Yer Yang to assistant vice president — mortgage operations manager. “Yer’s promotion is well deserved and reflective of her contributions to Waukesha State Bank’s mortgage lending success,” said Robert B. Helvey, Waukesha State Bank vice president … Read more

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IXONIA — Ixonia Bank announced the promotion of Karla Lauersdorf, from assistant vice president — client experience manager to vice president — branch banking. Lauersdorf will oversee all branch locations, in addition to managing Ixonia Bank’s Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza Branch at W359-N5002 Brown St. Read more

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MENOMONEE FALLS — Caley Mutrie, CAE, IOM, has been named the new executive director of the international medical association, the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank has promoted Mike Danielson to assistant vice president — commercial banking officer. “Mike’s promotion is well deserved and reflective of his contribution to Waukesha State Bank’s success,” said Tony Laszewski, Waukesha State Bank senior vice president — comme… Read more

SAUKVILLE — Representative Rob Brooks, R-Saukville, was one of a handful of Republicans and Democrats to receive the 2020 “Building Wisconsin Award,” presented by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin for addressing the construction skills gap during the 2019-2020 legislativ… Read more

WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 13 locations in Waukesha County, has promoted Yer Yang to assistant vice president - mortgage operations manager. Read more

WEST BEND — Cedar Community’s Philanthropy Director Sarah Malchow is now a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She recently completed the requirements and exam and is among 203 individuals to join over 7,200 professionals around the world with the CFRE credentials.The CFRE credential is … Read more

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TOWN OF IXONIA — Ixonia Bank has announced the appointment of its new chief financial officer, Peggy Stebbins.“With the Bank’s continuous growth, she will maintain financial integrity and strength while helping execute our long-term strategy as we bring innovative services to market and purs… Read more

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MEQUON — One of the longest serving presidents in the 172-year history of Concordia University is stepping down.The Rev. Dr. Patrick Ferry, who has served as head of the liberal arts Lutheran university since 1997, told the Board of Regents on Sept. 11 that he will retire in June 2021.“It wi… Read more

MEQUON — Mequon resident and Wisconsin advertising icon, Gary Mueller was honored as one of ad industry’s 40 over 40 winners. The award, given out annually by the international publication “Campaign Magazine” honors the top executives from across the country for their contributions in the ad… Read more

GERMANTOWN — State Rep. Dan Knodl, R-Germantown, was presented with the Friend of Grocers award Thursday from the Wisconsin Grocers Association. The award was presented to Knodl at Sendik’s Food Market in Germantown.According to a press release, the Friend of Grocers award is given to legisl… Read more

GRAFTON — Donahue and Associates LLC would like to welcome Frank Wong to Donahue & Associates. Wong has a degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch. He comes with years of experience in preparation of Individual and partnership Tax returns as well as 1099’s, Sales Tax, and … Read more

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GRAFTON — Donahue and Associates LLC has welcomed John A. Knepel Jr. as a senior accountant. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater where he majored in Accounting and Finance. He comes to Donahue and Associates LLC from Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, where he worked ti… Read more

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DELAFIELD — Modern Hire, a hiring platform, announced that Karin Borchert was appointed chief executive officer, effective immediately.Borchert has more than 25 years of experience in growing and leading datadriven businesses in the SaaS and information services industries. With an extensive… Read more

MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls International plc announced Olivier Leonetti will join the company and succeed Brian Stief as the chief financial officer.Leonetti will join Johnson Controls in the next several weeks and initially be appointed as executive vice president and chief financial offi… Read more

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WAUKESHA — Donna Lexa Art Centers announced it has hired Megwyn Sanders-Andrews, Ph.D., as executive director, replacing Rosemary Pearson who is retiring Aug. 14. “The addition of Megwyn will further strengthen the Donna Lexa Art Centers’ high quality staff,” said Stephanie Ohlfs, DLAC Board… Read more

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TOWN OF MERTON — Members of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) have selected Gregg Wieczorek, principal of Arrowhead Union High School in the Town of Merton, as the organization’s new president- elect. NASSP members also elected five school leaders to serve on th… Read more

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