In search of better work/life balance, Becky Pease moved from a successful but stressful corporate accounting career to pursue an opportunity involving her love of animals: she bought a franchise called Central Bark Doggy Daycare. While operating the business, she realized the animals’ need for an indoor pool.
Jim Walden has joined the Waukesha County Center for Growth's board of directors as the organization's legal counsel. He has been practicing business, health care and real estate law for over 30 years. Jim currently serves as the Waukesha County Business Alliance’s legal counsel and has done so for the last 20 years. Jim has [...]
By: Laura Catherman, Director, Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board. In 2016, the United States Department of Labor awarded nearly $150 million in H-1B TechHire Partnership grants to 39 partnerships providing services in 25 states. These grants provide employment and training assistance to train workers with the skills required for well-paying middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs.
By: Curt Andrews, owner of Treetop Explorer. My wife Jennifer and I experience life from a perspective unfamiliar to most—the canopies of trees. Together we share a passion for tree climbing, and with our business, Treetop Explorer based in Waukesha, we can share our adventures and climbing experiences with others.
By: Reginald Reed, CEO, Mindful Staffing. Everyone seems to be struggling to find good employees for long-term corporate and economic growth, and with projects like Foxconn already underway, it’s only going to get worse.
Milwaukee Tool has purchased a 3.5-acre site near its current facility and plans to build a $32-million R&D facility. The project is expected to create 350 new jobs. The Center for Growth is proud to be a partner with Milwaukee Tool, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Milwaukee7 and the City of Brookfield on this project. [...]
The second round of information sessions for Foxconn construction work will take place at the end of July and early August. These information sessions are a way to connect construction-related businesses and workers in all regions of the state with the tools they need to get connected with the Foxconn project.
We're excited to announce two new additions to our board of directors: Mike Shiels, dean of the School of Applied Technologies at Waukesha County Technical College; and Ty Staviski, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Milwaukee Tool.
The Center for Growth partnered with Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and the Waukesha County Business Alliance to honor individuals, businesses and nonprofits who are making Waukesha County a great place to live, work and play. It was a great celebration!
By: Bob Monnat, partner & COO of Mandel Group, Inc. Despite perceptions, there continues to be a tremendous amount of growth in the suburban housing markets. While the downtown areas of large cities have seen dramatic additions to housing supply, there is robust activity in the suburbs, particularly in terms of new multifamily housing. A [...]