Local Business News
Viewing entries posted in October 2011
Paul Butera figured it was time to retire back in the mid-2000s when he began selling off his Chicago-area grocery stores and cutting his workweek down to five days. After five decades in the business, the Italian immigrant and high school dropout turned entrepreneur had certainly earned it.
Oostburg State Bank recently received a five-star rating from Bauer Financial Reports, Inc., a watchdog service located in Florida. The five-star rating is considered "superior" and is the highest rank possible. This five-star rating marks the 22nd consecutive year Oostburg State Bank has received this distinction.
A Sheboygan insurance company that offers its employees generous benefits and hosts the occasional mechanical bull and chocolate fountain at its headquarters was again named the best midsized company to work for in the country Tuesday.
Rockline Industries is adding at least 55 jobs in Sheboygan after signing a long-term contract with a multinational company, Rockline announced Wednesday. Kirk Engholt, Rockline's vice president of human resources, said the contract is one of several the company has signed with new customers in recent months.
Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center was named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
Construction is about a third of the way complete on a new 79,000-square-foot office building in the Village of Kohler that will house the Kohler Co.'s communications and advertising staff, company officials said Wednesday.
In 2005, after spending more than two decades trying to be the greatest in its industry, Johnsonville Sausage LLC proclaimed it had become just that. The company's sausages were the No. 1 retail brand, based on scanner data from supermarkets and other stores.
Acuity earned national recognition by being named on AARP's 2011 list of Best Employers for Workers Over 50.
Sheboygan County is home to six of the largest closely held companies in Wisconsin, according to new rankings released this week by the accounting firm Deloitte. The list, called the Wisconsin 75, ranks the largest closely held companies headquartered in the state based on annual revenues.