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    Rich Ryman column: Howard home to numerous new restaurants

    Things are cooking in Howard. Two restaurants opened in the village recently and another is scheduled to begin serving before the end of May. And we already wrote about Fajita Republic, opening this week in Urban Edge shopping center.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Caleb Couillard, right, of Kaukauna cuts a hole for a branch connection to come into a main header pipe while training at the Plumbers & Steamfitters United Association Local 400 training center in Kaukauna. At left is Reid Simons of Fond du Lac, who is working on the same project. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Steamfitters expand training center, programs as demand for welders grows

    The demand for welders and fabricators in Northeastern Wisconsin isn't waning.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Andrew Farah column: Set your goals and make a plan

    In financial terms, retirement day might be the single most important day of your life. Few other moments are as painstakingly planned for or as eagerly anticipated.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Delinquencies on loans expected to rise

    Bankers are predicting more debtors are likely to fall behind on their auto loans and credit card payments this year, but there may be a silver lining.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Business agenda

    Wisconsin Connections Academy info session: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 21, Comfort Suites & Rock Garden Conference Center, 1951 Bond St., Howard. Learn about WCA's customized learning process, and learn how to enroll. Free. connectionsacademy.com.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Business briefcase

    Lisa De Sieno, director of patient services at Unity, Green Bay, was appointed president of board of directors for the Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts of Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    A report released last week said 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. last year, up from 2.8 million in 2012. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    4.5M smartphones were lost or stolen in US in 2013

    A report released last week said 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. last year, up from 2.8 million in 2012.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Most of the houses on Barberry Lane, south of Lambeau Field, will be razed to make way for parking. Richard Ryman/Press-Gazette Media

    Packers to raze houses south of Lambeau for parking

    The Green Bay Packers will raze about a dozen houses near Lambeau Field this spring to make way for new parking.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Chris Dorn hangs images by photographer David McClain for an exhibition commemorating The Boldt Company's 125th anniversary at the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton. Adam Wesley/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Exhibit pays tribute to The Boldt Company's 125th anniversary

    Take a drive through this city's downtown and it's hard to miss The Boldt Company's imprint.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  1. The 2014 Infiniti Q70 combines inspired performance, a welcoming interior, a crafted feel and advanced technology. Wieck

    Style, performance, luxury all part of 2014 Infiniti Q70 sedan

    Of all the ways used to describe Infiniti's halo sedan, the 2014 Q70 (formally the M Sedan), it can all be summed up in one word: inspired.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Alex Breitinger column: Gold prices drop on China fears

    SAGold prices plunged this week, falling over $40 per ounce during the day Tuesday, the largest sell-off this year.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Limestone carrier Lewis J. Kuber, and tanker Sichem Onomichi, in the Port of Green Bay. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Port of Green Bay earns Pacesetter award

    The Port of Green Bay is one of six ports selected for an annual award for increases in international cargo during the 2013 shipping season.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Michaels, the largest arts and crafts chain in the U.S., announced that an estimated 2.6 million cards used at its stores across the country may have been affected by a security breach. Getty Images

    Michaels stores in Green Bay, Grand Chute affected by breach

    The Green Bay Michaels store was exposed to a security breach for three months, according to the nation's largest arts and craft chain.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Bucks' new arena may mean added sales tax in Milwaukee area

    Seated at a table on the Milwaukee Bucks' home court, Peter Zehren looked around the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday and acknowledged that the facilities look out of date.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Shopko Corporate headquarters on Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Shopko CFO takes job with DSW

    Mary Meixelsperger, chief financial officer for Shopko, accepted the CFO position with DSW Inc., a branded footwear and accessories retailer.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke speaks to reporter Nick Penzenstadler on Thursday in Appleton. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Burke cites appeal to wide socioeconomic range of voters

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says she appeals to a variety of Fox Valley voters, and spelled out Thursday how her policies would benefit the region.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Dear Monty column: Selling a nice home in a distressed neighborhood

    Q. We have a good house in a bad location. The other homes are not as nice and people have junk cars and other stuff in their yards. We have not been able to sell. What can we do? Ashley C.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Baylake sets dividend, stock repurchases

    Baylake Corp., parent company of Baylake Bank, declared a quarterly dividend of 7 cents per share, payable June 2 to shareholders of record on May 12.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Associated Bank on Adams Street in Green Bay. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Associated earnings flat in 1st quarter

    Associated Banc-Corp, parent company of Associated Bank, reported net income of $44 million, or 27 cents per share, for the quarter ended March 31.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    State unemployment drops to 5.9 percent

    Wisconsin's unemployment is down to 5.9 percent, its lowest level since November 2008.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    2014 GMC Sierra HD pick-up truck ready for anything

    With its broadest ever heavy-duty truck line-up ever, GMC unveiled the current Sierra heavy-duty pickup truck at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  3. 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan all about performance

    As Chevrolet's first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new 2014 Chevrolet SS is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Miron to pay $4M to settle billing investigation

    Miron Construction Co. has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a federal investigation into how the company billed five Wisconsin school districts for labor costs.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    A robotic barn cleaner or scraper similar to a Roomba inside the cow barn. Tina M. Gohr/Door County Advocate

    Door County farm shows off its robot milker

    Cows at Olson Farms north of Algoma get milked whenever they want, thanks to a newly installed robotic milker.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Antonio Centeno, who runs Real Men Real Style and A Tailored Suit, poses for a photo in his Wittenberg office. Dan Young/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Men's fashion advice maven works from Wittenberg

    There aren't many central Wisconsin residents who can claim to have more than 125,000 subscribers and 8 million views on YouTube.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Nicolet National Bank Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media

    Nicolet reports increased quarterly income

    Nicolet Bankshares Inc. reported $2.2 million, or 50 cents per share, in net income for the first quarter, compared with $1 million in the fourth quarter.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Railway ordered to pay $350K to Wisconsin conductor in injury case

    A federal agency has ordered a subsidiary of Canadian National to pay $350,000 to a Wisconsin conductor who was terminated after reporting he'd been hurt on the job.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Local health care group to take over Fox Valley Medicine Residency Program

    A local health care consortium will play a greater role in the training and development of future physicians, starting next year.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Ask SCORE column: WHEDA offers loan guarantee program

    With financing still a major issue for small businesses, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority has gotten more aggressive in promoting its loan programs.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Medical College CEO to speak at SNC breakfast

    John Raymond, president and CEO of Medical College of Wisconsin, will discuss 'Growing the Health Care Workforce Through Partnership and Innovation' at the next St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Officials take part in a groundbreaking for new apartments on the Fox River in downtown Green Bay in December. File/Press-Gazette Media

    RDA approves CityDeck Landing design, with conditions

    Redevelopment Authority members want CityDeck Landing to stand out, not blend in.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Gilly's Frozen Custard on Sheboygan's south side has closed. Its Green Bay and Fond du Lac locations remain open. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Gilly's closes Sheboygan drive-in, remains open here

    Gilly's Frozen Custard has closed its 1950s-style drive-in restaurant on Sheboygan's south side, but its Green Bay location remains open.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Gov. Scott Walker visits DealerFire on Monday to present state funds to help grow and expand jobs for the growing information technology company in Oshkosh. Joe Sienkiewicz/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Oshkosh Web designer uses tax credits to hire, get new home

    More than half-a-million dollars in state tax credits will help an Oshkosh web developer add 123 jobs to its workforce as the company readies to move into a larger building to keep up with demand.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Kevin Dean, co-owner of Superior Fish Company, prepares whitefish for sale in Royal Oak, Mich., on Monday. Many fish markets in the Great Lakes region are running short of whitefish. It's another ripple effect of the bitterly cold winter that caused vast sections of the Great Lakes to freeze over. Dean said his latest shipment of whitefish was 75 pounds; he'd requested 500 pounds. Paul Sancya/AP

    Whitefish shortage poses Passover meal problem

    A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Record Store Day celebrated Saturday

    Rock N Roll Land, 504 S. Military Ave., and The Exclusive Co., 423 Dousman St., will be among companies celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    SBDC at UWGB to present free business webinars

    The Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present three no-cost webinars over the next three months on enrichment opportunities.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Hatco, A.J. Frank get Door County awards

    Hatco Corp. of Sturgeon Bay and A.J. Frank, owner of Door County Trolley Inc., received Door County's top business awards.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  4. 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon. Motor News Media

    2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon blends function, aesthetics

    Make no mistake, it's the go-fast machinery under the hood and performance control hardware at the corners that make the 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon stand out in the marketplace.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Laura Hankins sits with the paperwork that she needed to go through to help her 19-year-old daughter with her federal returns after finding out that someone using her name had already filed for a refund. It took Laura about 20 hours to fill out forms, gather information and photocopy documents because her daughter, Claire Hankins, couldn't file electronically after the tax identity theft was discovered. AP

    Identity theft keeps tax refunds on hold

    Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Broadway apartments ribbon-cutting is Wednesday

    A ribbon-cutting for new micro-apartments in the Hoffman House building, 401 N. Broadway, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Green Bay gas prices up 7 cents in last week

    Average retail gasoline prices in Green Bay rose 7.0 cents a gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 127 gas outlets in Green Bay.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Marquardt named WGBA, WACY general manager

    Pete Marquardt was named general manager of WGBA-TV and WACY-TV by owner Journal Broadcast Group.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Green Bay building permit report mixed for March

    Builders took out fewer permits in Green Bay last month, but the size of their construction projects was bigger overall.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  5. 2014 Tesla Model S sedan. Motor News Media

    2014 Tesla Model S sedan takes the electric car to a new level

    Most Americans may never actually see a Tesla Model S sedan in person, but you will want to know why this car is so important to the automotive industry and what all the media fuss is about.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Point Beach Nuclear Plant Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media

    Weekly conversation: Point Beach Nuclear Plant's refueling boosts area economy

    Eric McCartney, site vice president at NextEra Energy's Point Beach Nuclear Plant, talks about the operation in Two Rivers.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Small business column: New Orleans' entrepreneurs see niches, fill them

    All over the world, cities want to nurture entrepreneurs and attract innovation.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Over 50 and need a business mentor? SBA, AARP can help

    Our country has always been proud of our entrepreneurial spirit. Business ideas are created every day by entrepreneurs of every age.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Tom Konop of The Konop Cos. stands in the new micro-market vending services area at Associated Banc-Corp headquarters in downtown Green Bay. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Micro-markets change the face of vending

    The vending area at Associated Banc-Corp's new downtown Green Bay headquarters looks more like a convenience store than a break room.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Richard Ryman column: Door distillery scores with gin and vodka

    Wisconsin wineries made their mark in national competitions on a regular basis, now distilleries are gaining notice.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    Mercury Marine celebrates the Fond du Lac museum opening as a part of the company's 75th anniversary celebration. Exhibits and interactive displays will tell the company's colorful history. Aileen Andrews/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Museum salutes Mercury Marine's history

    Mercury Marine opened the doors Thursday to a museum honoring the company's history as part of its yearlong 75th anniversary celebration.

    • Apr. 12, 2014

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