Crafter’s business puts unique spin on recycling furs

By ERICA PENNINGTON For Stateline Business Journal BELOIT — You were truly someone if you had a beautiful garment of squirrel or mink. Nowadays, though, it’s more likely that grandma’s prized stole is slowly falling apart in the closet. “Fur needs to be converted into something people want now,” said artist Susan McLoughlin. “There’s no […]

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Golf Lab opens at Beloit’s downtown Ironworks building

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY For Stateline Business Journal BELOIT — What started as an idea at a Professional Golfers Association conference has teed off in Beloit, and The Beloit Club’s Ironworks Golf Lab officially opened earlier this week. The 8,000-square-foot space in the Ironworks complex in downtown Beloit offers area golfers the chance to work on […]

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New ‘Inked Sports Bar’ set to open in downtown Beloit

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY For Stateline Business Journal BELOIT — Two men went into a Stateline Area bar and walked out as business partners. The duo is planning to open Inked Sports Bar on Grand Avenue in Beloit. Justin Christophersen, a business-savvy former office worker, and Mike Perleberg, a seasoned 23-year veteran of the bar and […]

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PlayMonster game making company wins major industry award

BELOIT — PlayMonster, the Beloit-based toy and game making company, received a Toy of the Year award for its game Yeti in My Spaghetti at the 114th North American International Toy Fair. Also, PlayMonster director of marketing Lisa Wuennemann, was presented with the Women in Toys Wonder Woman Award at the toy fair.Yeti in My […]

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Conversation and service at Austin’s Barber Shop

By DEBRA JENSEN-DE HART For Stateline Business Journal BELOIT — “Beloit barbers have at last yielded to the demands of the high cost of living. Beginning Thursday, it will cost Beloit just thirty-five cents to get its haircut,” according to the Beloit Daily Free Press of March 17, 1914. The rate increase came just in […]

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All World Machinery grows in Roscoe

By HILLARY GAVAN For Stateline Business Journal ROSCOE — Business is booming at All World Machinery Supply, Inc. thanks to its newly expanded capability to service more machines for manufacturers, according to Marketing Manager Mitch Koepp and Director of Corporate Planning and Operations Yuya “Kenny” Kimura. All World, 6164 All World Way, is a leading […]

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Beloit probation and parole office moves to new location

By HILLARY GAVAN For Stateline Business Journal TOWN OF BELOIT — The Wisconsin Department of Corrections’ (DOC) probation and parole office will be moving into its new location at 2950 Prairie Ave. by June 1, according to DOC spokesperson Tristan Cook. The general contractor is First Choice Builders out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The building […]

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Starting fresh: Fitness businesses ready to help Stateline Area residents get in shape

By Ashtin Murphy Stateline Business Journal As the New Year arrives, resolutions and determination to make life changes often turn gyms into busy places. And, sometimes, it even sticks. Either way, this time of year can bring a sharp uptick in business for companies specializing in fitness. Stateline Business Journal touched base with several companies […]

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Exciting changes ahead: Dollar General builds $75M distribution center near Highways 11 and G

JANESVILLE — There’s excitement in the voices of Janesville officials when they talk about the development of the new Dollar General Distribution Center. “I think it will be huge for the economy for the entire region, not just Janesville,” said Sam Liebert, Janesville City Council president. The $75 million project will encompass nearly one million […]

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Making a splash: Local businesses help residents find perfect pools

There’s nothing like a relaxing dip in a cool pool as the weather heats up on sunny summer days. Or, perhaps you prefer the bubbly motion of a hot tub or spa. Either way, from Loves Park, Illinois, to Beloit and Janesville, ‘tis the busy season for all pool and spa businesses in the Stateline […]

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