Local Business News
Viewing entries posted in November 2011
The American Club hotel and Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler has been awarded the 2012 Forbes Five-Star Award in its 54th annual listing of Five-Star and Four-Star hospitality establishments worldwide.They are also the first and only Forbes Five-Star hospitality establishments in Wisconsin to earn the organization's highest rating.
Toppers Pizza, a Whitewater-based specialty pizza chain with 32 locations in six states, will open a location in downtown Sheboygan.
The Sheboygan Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit for Toppers at its meeting on Tuesday. Scott Julius, the franchise owner, hopes to have the restaurant, at 1102 N. Eighth St. by the old Goodell Music store, open by St. Patrick's Day next year.
With the national economy still sluggish and unemployment still high, several hundred business leaders got together Tuesday night to, in effect, celebrate what's going right for the local economy and to look forward to better times ahead.
Even if tax credits don't create as many jobs as they intend, Wisconsin needs the incentives to compete with other states for new or relocating businesses, experts said.
ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL As Occupy protests rail across America, Sheboygan, Wis., enjoys the smallest gap between rich and poor
SHEBOYGAN, WIS. — In a lakefront town perhaps best known for its jaunty name and mouth-watering smoked bratwursts, there’s a new claim to fame: the most equal city in America. According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city and suburbs of Sheboygan, Wis., have the smallest gap between the rich and poor of any metropolitan area in the United States.
CLEVELAND — As technical education equipment becomes increasingly outdated and school budgets increasingly tight, closing the gap between Wisconsin's high school students and employers requires some outside-the-box thinking.