April 2013

S.C. Johnson to receive Ethical Business Leadership Award

Racine-based S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. ... Read More

Dickert focuses on growth in his State of the City address

RACINE — Racine is on a course for improvement and people in high places are taking notice — that was the key message of Mayor John Dickert’s State of the City Address on Tuesday. Dickert spent much of the speech highlighting local economic development efforts — efforts he said will soon pay off for local residents in the form of jobs, increased tax base and greater prosperity for the city. ... Read More

Downtown art event named Summer Block Buster

RACINE — “Summer Block Buster” is the name chosen for this year’s Downtown public art event, Downtown Racine Corp. announced Friday.  The event which will feature creations made by artists starting with wooden blocks. ... Read More

Racine to host first Hot Bike Magazine Power Tour

RACINE — The Hot Bike Power Tour has chosen Pershing Park for the grand finale of its five-city, five-day tour.  The county’s tourism bureau, Real Racine, announced Friday the Power Tour will end at Pershing park Aug. 28. ... Read More

Scott Walker to lead China trade mission

Gov. Scott Walker will lead a trade mission to China starting Friday, and he won't be alone among governors pitching their states' companies there.  Walker will lead a group of business leaders on his first overseas trade mission, a portion of which will involve group meetings with other governors also leading their own trade missions. ... Read More

Job training for high school seniors to start this summer

In 2006, Gateway Technical College, together with assistance from the Racine County Workforce Development Center, or WDC, began a revolutionary new training program. Termed “boot camps,” the approximate 16-week training programs provided entry-level training by Gateway staff in high-demand occupations, many of which were in manufacturing.  ... Read More

Wisconsin Leading the way in Manufacturing

Wisconsin is one of the states leading the way out of the recession because of its strong manufacturing sector, according to a report from Area Development Online.  Wisconsin is second in the nation in manufacturing share of non-farm employment, fourth in terms of the manufacturing share of total gross state product at 19.6 percent and eighth in total manufacturing jobs. ... Read More

iMET Center to host Governor Walker

The SC Johnson integrated Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Center at Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant will host Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m. ... Read More

Electric Run coming to county fairgrounds

YORKVILLE — First the Color Run came to Racine County. Next up, the Electric Run.  The county’s tourism bureau, Real Racine, announced the Electric Run Milwaukee/Racine is coming to the Racine County Fairgrounds Aug. 24. The 5K nighttime run will start at 8 p.m. that night, winding its way through a course lit by dazzling light displays synchronized to electric dance music, the bureau stated. ... Read More