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Gelato cafe/coffee shop coming to former Dunn Bros.

The former Dunn Bros. Coffee shop, 245 Main St., will soon open as the new Divino Gelato Cafe, featuring gelatos made daily on site. Divino will also offer coffee drinks, some food, and beer and wine — if not other alcoholic drinks. It will be open morning through evening. ... Read More
 

Local CEOs help each other solve business issues

In mid-2011, the Racine County Economic Development Corp., or RCEDC, initiated a new program called the CEO Roundtable. It is designed to help executives of small and mid-size companies improve their leadership and management skills to help drive profitable business growth. We’ve completed the full first year of the program, and participants agree it is a huge success. ... Read More
 

Nelson Bros. & Strom still a manufacturer's friend after 93 years

RACINE — The late Herb and Frank Nelson and Cliff Strom would doubtless admire the work being done today at the machine shop that still bears their names. And present owners David and Mary Kay Hall fully appreciate the history of N ... Read More
 

New owners reopen the former J.W. Peters plant

Just a few years ago, J.W. Peters, the sprawling precast-concrete plant on the west edge of this city, employed hundreds of people. But these days, there is activity there again at what is now KW Precast. Two businessmen, one a former J.W. ... Read More
 

Manufacturing remains a focus of RCEDC

I’m often asked why the Racine County Economic Development Corp., or RCEDC, is paying so much attention to the manufacturing industry. And people are right. Wednesday we hosted, at our annual meeting celebration, Jennifer McNelly, president of The Manufacturing Institute. Our CEO Roundtable program focuses on manufacturing, and our new Business Connect website gives manufacturing customers and suppliers the opportunity to buy products locally.... Read More
 

Manufacturing Institute: To fill worker shortage, demand skills credentials

American manufacturers are so desperate for able workers that many will take on anyone who shows up and is drug-free. But there is at least one way to be much choosier, keynote speaker Jennifer McNelly of The Manufacturing Institute said Wednesday at Racine County Economic Development Corp.’s annual celebration.... Read More
 
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