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Bar-grill coming to Indian Motorcycle

RACINE — Last year’s opening of Indian Motorcycle of Racine in a former auto dealership was just the first step at 522 Sixth St.  The next addition at the art-deco-style building will be the Thunderstroke Bar & Grill, along with building improvements that will include a new second-floor deck along the building’s east side. ... Read More

Fairfield Inn, other hotels undergo renovations

MOUNT PLEASANT — TMI Hospitality announced Wednesday it has completed a $641,000 renovation at Fairfield Inn, 6421 Washington Ave. Fairfield is one of multiple local hotels to undergo improvements.  Renovations at Fairfield involved updating all 62 guest rooms to the company’s new décor package, improving the variety and quality of public space seating and adding “welcoming décor with a bright and lively color palette,” according to a news release. ... Read More

County gives OK for dog daycare

RAYMOND — A plan for a dog day care in the Town of Raymond won approval of a Racine County committee Monday night after it was previously rejected in a different location. ... Read More

Gateway, Cardinal Stritch partner for new degree pathway

STURTEVANT — Gateway Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University signed an agreement Thursday that Gateway President Bryan Albrecht called a "premier" initiative in helping students obtain bachelor's and graduate degrees. The agreement between the two schools will allow Gateway associate degree graduates to transfer credits to Cardinal Stritch in order to earn a bachelor's and master's degree. ... Read More

Small Businesses Need to Reach Out to Mobile Customers

The modern worlds of IT and telecommunications offer across-the-board challenges and benefits to small businesses. Many of these revolve around providing employees with the best and most secure platforms with which to do their jobs.  An issue that sometimes doesn’t generate as much attention is the relationship between small businesses and their current and prospective customers. ... Read More

Position Opening - GED Outreach Coordinator

The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) is the economic development agency for the County and all local units of government.  The GED Outreach Coordinator will recruit Racine County residents without a High School Diploma or GED equivalent to participate in GED services and WIOA youth internships with the ultimate goal to improve GED attainment and work readiness throughout our community.  To apply, click on the link below:   ... Read More

Groundbreaking for new Racine Hyundai

MOUNT PLEASANT — A ceremonial groundbreaking today will mark the construction start of a new, $6 million Racine Hyundai dealership just south of Highway 20 and just east of Interstate 94.  Just as a new Racine Toyota recently opened in the north quadrant of that intersection, the Hyundai dealership now at 9503 Washington Ave. will also be moving west, into a brand-new building. Both are owned by Home Run Auto Group, which is owned by partners Jim Bozich of Bull Valley, Ill., and Mark ... Read More

Former Ground Round Getting New Life as Veterinary Clinic

The former Ground Round restaurant has gone through more than a few reincarnations over the years – most recently as The Grille – and could soon be home to a veterinary clinic.  Prairie Side Veterinary Hospital has outgrown its facility on Lathrop Avenue, and owner/veterinarian Ed Susmilch told The Journal Times the hospital currently occupies about 1,500 square feet, and the new building has around 5,700 square feet. ... Read More

Burlington redevelopment project preserves the past while focusing on the future

Over a century ago, the old Keuper Mercantile building in downtown Burlington was one of the cornerstones of the city’s commercial district.  Built in 1914, the building on Pine Street originally housed a general store, was later a Montgomery Ward department store and then a shoe store. In 1977, it became home to Schuette-Daniels Furniture until it was destroyed in a fire in 2014 — and it has remained vacant ever since.  Local businessman Shad Branen is working to change th... Read More
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