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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

Downtown Racine building sold


410 Main Unveiled As Makers’ Space

The building at 410 Main St. has a purpose again after sitting vacant for 12 years before Tad Ballantyne, president of PW Partners Inc., bought the building in December for $165,000. Several media-related companies already occupy the second and third floor. But the excitement around the first floor space — called The Offices at 410 Main — created a buzz at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday night. In a few weeks the finishing touches will be made on the first floor. ... Read More

A Tale of Ten Acres – UNFI’s Agrarian Journey of Soil health

They say a journey begins with just one single step. UNFI has taken a ten-acre step in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, to further a vision for increasing access to fresh local organic food. UNFI's CEO, Steven Spinner, has long held an agrarian dream of preserving farmland near its distribution facilities. This dream grew into a vision in which UNFI would engage the communities where it has facilities not only through employment, but also with access to well-priced organic food.  ... Read More
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