Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Waukesha manufacturing business started in 1988 with four employees.
Miro Tool and Manufacturing is planning a large expansion for its business at 201 Sentry Drive. The 22,817 square foot addition, preliminary plans and site modifications are going before the Waukesha Plan Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Miro Tool and Manufacturing started in 1988 with four employees in a 3,000-square-foot rented facility, according to its website. The company has expanded in the past 20 years, with the last addition bringing the building size to 42,000 square feet.
Freedom to be who you are and fulfilling work tend to earn companies on the top lists of best places to work, according to the Harvard Business Review.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Claire Gordon What is the perfect place to work? An office where every employee gets an annual 10 percent raise? And nobody ever gets fired? And the CEO knows everyone's name? And there are free massages and volleyball courts and barrels of candy apples? None of the above. Rob Goffee of London Business School and Gareth Jones of IE Business School have spent three years asking hundreds of executives this exact question. Six qualities stood out, they found, which they revealed in this month's Harvard Business Review. And ultimately they seem to boil down to a single nugget: Make employees feel like they're not just mindless slaves of shareholder value. 1. Let You Do You The best company …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A 53,520 square-foot addition is being proposed for Shoppes at Fox River on West Sunset Drive.
A massive addition to the Shoppes at Fox River retail center on Sunset Drive in Waukesha is proposed by the developers. Opus Design-Build and Ramco Gershenson are asking the Waukesha Plan Commission to approve preliminary plans for a new 53,520-square-foot building at 1200 W. Sunset Drive. The development along West Sunset Drive started in 2008 when a tax incremental financing district was established at the former Fleming site. Pick ‘N Save, Target, Maurices, Buffalo Wild Wings and Noodles & Co. were among original tenants at the property. Ulta, Rue 21, Charming Charlie’s and T.J. Maxx joined the property last year. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The Plan Commission agenda does not state what…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This summer, the North Shore will be home to a new wine and tapas restaurant, while a popular Milwaukee pizza restaurant is opening a location in Shorewood. That tops this week's edition of "foodie" news from Patch.
If you love food and exploring new places to eat, or want to find out what eateries are coming and going, we have latest restaurant and other "foodie" news from throughout the Milwaukee area. Here's a look at what's new on the local food, restaurant and bar scene. Vinamo, a new wine and tapas restaurant, is expected to open sometime in August in Whitefish Bay. Owner Rose Niles plans to offer soups, sandwiches and small plate options for lunch. For dinner, it would offer Italian food and Spanish small plate dishes. Niles also hopes to serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday at a spot on Silver Spring Drive. Read more on Whitefish Bay Patch. Also on the North Shore, a new gourmet pizza place — the Al Calderone Club — has just opened its doors …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This week's "Wow House" is a condominium in Racine that has a 65-foot-long deck with a great view of the lake.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, southeastern Wisconsin is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes for sale. Each week, Patch highlights one "Wow House" that caught our attention. This week, it's a condominium on Gaslight Drive in Racine. This condo unit has amazing panoramic views of Lake Michigan and marina from your that can be seen from a 65-foot-long deck. As soon as you step in the front door, you are facing two sets of double-wide sliding glass doors overlooking the lake. This 1,425-square-foot unit has an open-concept floor plan and has two bedrooms and two bath. There's a chef's kitchen with maple cabinets and granite countertops matched with stainless appliances. The kitchen includes an 11-…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Popular pizza joint is expanding to the east side of Waukesha this summer.
When Joe Scrima opened Scrima’s Pizza in June, long-time residents who remembered the original Scrima’s Pizza – which closed in the mid-1990s – asked him when he’d open on the east side of Waukesha. The pizza place is located in Dave’s Mobile at Silvernail Road and Grandview Boulevard. But for the second location, Scrima said he looked at several locations before finding the perfect place. Scrima’s Pizza will be opening a location in Woodman’s Food Market when it opens this summer. While there will be ovens for a limited amount of baking, the primary pizza sales will be take-and-bake pies. “We are excited about getting in there,” Scrima said. “Hopefully, it will go (well). The people on the east side of town were saying, ‘Oh, Joe, get over…
Lifeway Foods, which just purchased the Golden Guernsey dairy on Delafield Street, has plans for the Waukesha icon.
What’s happening to the giant cow? It’s the one question we’ve heard over and over again after Golden Guernsey suddenly shut down with no warning, leaving more than 100 employees without a job. OpenGate Capital, which owned the dairy, filed for bankruptcy days later. Lifeway Foods Inc., of Morton Grove, IL., bought the company for $7.4 million on Tuesday. CEO Julie Smolyansky told WISN 12 News the company has been needing more capacity and space than its already-cramped headquarters in Morton Grove. She is hoping to double capacity with the purchase of the Waukesha plant that is planned to reopen in the summer. Lifeway Foods, producer of frozen kefir and probiotic cheese products, might bring back the Golden Guernsey brand of milk but …
The newly launched website provides practical advice and innovative ideas for those small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site — smallbusiness.patch.com — to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs, and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Owners plan to open the plant this summer and produce organic products.
Patch media partners WISN 12 News spoke to the CEO of the Illinois company that bought the bankrupt Golden Guernsey. Lifeway Foods Inc., of Morton Grove, IL., bought the company for $7.4 million on Tuesday. Golden Guernsey closed in January and announced bankruptcy, leaving more than 100 employees displaced. CEO Julie Smolyansky told WISN 12 News the company has been needing more capacity and space than its already-cramped headquarters in Morton Grove. She is hoping to double capacity with the purchase of the Waukesha plant that is planned to reopen in the summer. Lifeway Foods, producer of frozen kefir and probiotic cheese products, might bring back the Golden Guernsey brand of milk but anything they produce will be organic, GMO-free. …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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