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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New property assessments to be sent

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — As the city heads full-swing into the spring development and construction seasons, the assessor’s office will be sending out notices to property owners for changes in values. Assessment notices will be sent to city residents on April 11. Property owners with a change, increase or decrease, in value […]

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South Beloit OKs sale of Sand Castle

By CLINT WOLF News editor SOUTH BELOIT — The South Beloit City Council has approved the sale of the Sand Castle building, which once was used to provide meals and programs for senior citizens. During the council meeting Monday, a resolution was approved to sell the Sand Castle, at 201 S. Eighth St., for $80,000 to […]

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ER Wagner adding 600-ton Servo Punch Press

Milwaukee-based ER Wagner announced it will have a new 600-ton Servo Punch Press available for production in late 2017, greatly increasing ER Wagner’s metal stamping capabilities. The Nidec Minster Corporation machine, which will be a part of ER Wagner’s new 157,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and state of the art manufacturing facility currently under construction in the Village […]

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