Foxconn selects company with close ties to Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group on Monday selected a company led by a Republican megadonor with close ties to Gov. Scott Walker to develop the master plan for its massive campus in Wisconsin. The Taiwan-based electronics giant said it chose Hammes Company to be the lead developer on the $10 billion project that […]

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Business helps Stateline Area kids develop their STEM skills

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — “Hard is good. That means you are learning.” That’s what STEM for Kids co-owner Donna Curtis said about the programming her family business offers to area students. Her growing business, which employs 20 people, has been taking its science, technology, engineering and math activities to schools from […]

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Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc. reports record earnings for 2017

BELOIT – The Annual Meeting of shareholders of Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for First National Bank and Trust Company, was held in Beloit, Wisconsin on May 10. The meeting was the 36th for the holding company and the 136th for the family-owned bank, chartered in 1882. Steven M. Eldred, Chairman and CEO, reported […]

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Local stakeholders celebrate newly remodeled State Street McDonald’s

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer BELOIT — Community stakeholders gathered for a celebration commemorating the newly remodeled McDonald’s on State Street in Beloit on Tuesday. Franchise owner Guy Bucciferro III and his family welcomed community members to the private VIP party and ribbon cutting at the restaurant at 45 State St., offering them the chance […]

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Developers cite ‘regional, global’ interest in former GM property

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer JANESVILLE — Demolition at the former Janesville General Motors plant is underway, and officials tasked with the redevelopment effort say there has been significant interest from “regional and global prospective occupants,” according to a Commercial Development Company (CDC) news release issued Wednesday. The company believes the former assembly plant could […]

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Groundbreaking on new Casey’s set for mid-June 

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT — Ground may be broken at the site of a new Casey’s General Store in the Town of Beloit in mid-June, officials say. Town administrator Ian Haas said crews are working on sewer extension for the project. Casey’s representatives told him crews likely will break ground next […]

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Fiserv: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Fiserv Inc. (FISV) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $423 million. The Brookfield, Wisconsin-based company said it had profit of $1 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 76 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment […]

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Upscale apartments set for former Kerry site

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — Downtown Beloit will soon be home to another upscale residential development. Hendricks Commercial Properties is in the process of renovating the former Kerry Ingredients plant, 200 W. Grand Ave., into a 70-unit apartment building, according to John Gackstetter, asset manager with Hendricks Commercial Properties LLC (HCP). “Because […]

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Area farmers begin planting

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer CLINTON — Planting has begun for Stateline Area farmers, with many of them working to get all of their seeds in the ground before thunderstorms hit the area on Wednesday. Rock County Agriculture Agent Nick Baker said while the snow two weeks ago was concerning, the weather has made a […]

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ABC Supply Co. Inc. continues focus on employee success, receives Gallup Great Workplace Award

BELOIT – Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the 12th year in a row. The prestigious award recognizes businesses around the world that engage employees and provide exemplary working environments. ABC Supply is one of just 39 companies worldwide to […]

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