Job fair planned by CareerTek, Irontek, Chamber

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — Job seekers and businesses are invited to a job fair co-sponsored by the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce, Hendricks CareerTek and Irontek. “This job fair is an opportunity to bring businesses together with their potential workforce. It will also give the community and businesses a chance to […]

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First National Bank and Trust to host “Free Shred Days”

First National Bank and Trust will host 13 free shred days in 2017. Paper Recovery will be on hand to ensure secure destruction of paper documents containing personal information. This free service, open to all community members, will be available from 9:00 am until noon on the following dates: Saturday, April 1 – FNBT branch located at 500 N […]

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Northern Wisconsin preparing for winter tourism

CABLE, Wis. (AP) — Northern Wisconsin tourism officials, resort owners and businesses are hoping lower temperatures in the winter will mean more revenues for their counties. Lakewoods Resort and Lodge owner P.C. Rasmussen in Cable said most of the resort’s clients arrive the day after Christmas. He said the resort has bookings until March and […]

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Clothing company to move headquarters to Mount Horeb

MOUNT HOREB, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin company that creates workwear is close to giving Mount Horeb a $20 million economic boost. Duluth Trading Co. has announced that it wants to move its corporate headquarters to the western Dane County village from Belleville, the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/2hcuaha) reported. The plan would construct a more […]

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Sales, profit at Sears continues downward spiral

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears, the one-time standard bearer for U.S. retail, has posted quarterly losses for more than a year now, and sales continue to slide as the company shutters poorly performing stores. The company’s cash situation, which has led in the past to clashes with suppliers, is an ongoing concern. Cash and […]

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Illinois manufacturer plans to close, lay off 86

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — Alabama Metal Industries has informed the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity that it plans to close its plant in Bourbonnais and lay off its 86 employees. Tim Nugent is CEO and president of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County. He tells The Daily Journal in Kankakee (http://bit.ly/2gJdJeL ) that […]

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Illinois manufacturer plans to close, lay off 86

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — Alabama Metal Industries has informed the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity that it plans to close its plant in Bourbonnais and lay off its 86 employees. Tim Nugent is CEO and president of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County. He tells The Daily Journal in Kankakee (http://bit.ly/2gJdJeL ) that […]

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Orfordville celebrates three new businesses

ORFORDVILLE — On Saturday, downtown Orfordville celebrated the opening of three new businesses — 100 Proof Design, Grandma Habba’s Vintage Treasures and More and Valz Primz. “We’re right off the highway so we just have to get people to stop,” said Beth Schmidt of the Economic Development Committee. The committee hopes to bring in more […]

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Inspired Life Art Studio coming to Rockton

ROCKTON — The newest addition to downtown Rockton soon will welcome guests of all ages who desire some hands-on, creative play. Inspired Life Art Studio will open in December at 201 W. Main St., and owner Tabatha Dougherty is excited share her passion for art with others. “I want this to be a place I […]

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Mid-States Concrete seeks rezoning

SOUTH BELOIT — Mid-States Concrete Industries at 500 S. Park Ave. has applied to Winnebago County for a zoning change and a variance for an addition on its property. Mid-States Chair and CEO Charles Harker said the company has requested a zoning change from Industrial General to Heavy Industrial. He said the company has been […]

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