September 2016

Visioning A Greater Racine Meetings Set

Eastern Racine County residents are invited to voice their opinions about how to transform the greater Racine area through Visioning a Greater Racine meetings. ... Read More

Upscale Burlington tapas bar opens


Ashley Capital lands pair of big lease deals in Racine County

A Sturtevant industrial building that was completed in December has landed its first tenant, a distribution company that will use the space to store and ship IV devices and solutions.  The developer of that building, Ashley Capital, also landed a new tenant recently for a nearby building in Yorkville.  West Logistics LLC, a subsidiary of Brown Integrated Logistics, leased 125,000 square feet in a speculative building in the Enterprise Business Park in Sturtevant, said Terry McMahon of ... Read More

Sturtevant Hosting Celebration for TID Closing, Lower Taxes

The Village of Sturtevant is throwing a party to celebrate the closing of the village’s highly successful tax incremental financing district that could mean lower tax rates for nearly every property owner in eastern Racine County.  Scheduled for Sept. 27 at Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Avenue, the celebration will include check presentations to representatives from community taxing bodies like the Racine Unified School District, Gateway Technical College, and Racine County. ... Read More

Whole Foods Market Recognizes Emerson’s Grind2Energy with ‘2015 Green Supplier of the Year’ Award in North Atlantic Region

RACINE, Wis.--When it comes to environmental responsibility, Whole Foods Market may be best-known for its efforts to sustainably provide high-quality food and lead with environmentally-conscious operations. To succeed, the company embraces innovation that helps minimize the environmental impact of waste.  Whole Foods Market’s broad environmental commitment led to the company’s early adoption of Grind2EnergyTM, Emerson’s food waste recycling system, in stores in its North A... Read More

Blue Bear restaurant ready to roar

RACINE — Blue Bear, a new south-side restaurant, makes its debut with a menu chock full of flavorful, all-natural, from-scratch-only, farm-to-table foods.  Blue Bear, 2920 Taylor Ave., which opened Tuesday, is a breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch restaurant. ... Read More

Gateway reaching out to ITT Tech students

RACINE — Gateway Technical College is reaching out to ITT Technical Institute students after the announcement this week that all 130 ITT campuses will close.  As ITT students scramble to find last-minute options, Gateway officials have set up workshops for ITT students and have a team of student specialists, advisers, financial aid representatives and other staff members available to work with them, officials said. ... Read More

3 Big Security Threats Targeting Small Business

You don't have to be a big corporation to catch a cybercriminal's attention. In this article you'll learn about the risks that business email compromise, ransomware, and a new breed of malicious Microsoft Office files pose to your small business. ... Read More

Workforce Development Month is a time to celebrate Wisconsin's economic successes and look toward the future

Governor Scott Walker recently proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month and, along with the recent Labor Day Holiday, this gives us all a reason to celebrate the economic success Wisconsin has enjoyed in recent years under his leadership, with much of the success attributable to the talents and dedication of Wisconsin's best-in-class workforce.  ... Read More

Baseball T-shirt company hopes to hit home run in Yorkville

UNION GROVE — A company specializing in baseball T-shirts will try to hit a home run in the Town of Yorkville.  Korked Baseball, which prints and distributes unique T-shirts with a baseball theme, got permission from the Yorkville Town Board Monday to move into Grandview Commerce Center, 1500 South Sylvania Ave.  The firm, created by a couple of former baseball players at Carthage College and UW-Parkside, will use about 2,000 square feet at the center to fulfill online orders. ... Read More