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Lawrence University, Ripon College, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay receive grants to create paid internships

by Larry Avila Lawrence University in Appleton, Ripon College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay were among 40 colleges and universities selected across Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio to share in $5.2 million in grants from the Great L...

Inc. 5000 shines light on 10 northeast Wisconsin companies

by Sean Fitzgerald Inc. magazine’s annual release of its Inc. 5,000 list is always on the B2B radar come late August, because the list of the country’s fastest growing private companies routinely includes a small handful from northeast Wisconsin. ...

Perfecseal moves forward with $14M expansion, will create 160 jobs

Oshkosh medical packaging manufacturer Perfecseal is moving forward with its plans to build a $14 million, 110,000-sq. ft. addition later this year after receiving a $2 million tax incremental finance package this week from the Oshkosh City Counci...

More workers testing job market

by Larry Avila With the economy appearing to be on stable ground, employers around the country are adding workers and people looking for better paying jobs are finding them.   New data from the Labor Department shows there were 4.7 million job ope...

Primaries will pare down Republican candidates

Primaries slated for Aug. 12 in northeast Wisconsin will help pare down the number of Republicans vying for two State Assembly seats and one Congressional office. In the 55th Assembly District covering Neenah, the town of Menasha, town of Clayton ...

Data points to stable economy

by Larry Avila The latest wave of government data suggests the economy is on stable ground. The Commerce Department reported new orders for manufactured goods in June increased $5.7 billion or 1.1 percent. It’s the fourth time in five months that ...

Seeking compassionate employers in NE Wisconsin

by Sean Fitzgerald If you work for or know of a Compassionate Employer in northeast Wisconsin, you have one more opportunity to submit a nomination for our first ever Compassionate Employer Awards. The deadline is quickly approaching on Monday, Ju...

Fox Valley Technical College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College land state training grants

by Larry Avila More state funds to train workers are funneling through to Wisconsin’s technical colleges. On July 17, Gov. Scott Walker announced more than $28 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grants would be awarded to the state’s 16 technical c...

West Corp. expansion will bring 240 jobs to northeast Wisconsin

by Larry Avila West Corp., which offers calling center services, is expanding into the Green Bay area. The company will occupy the former Associated Banc-Corp. headquarters at 1200 Hansen Road in Ashwaubenon. The site, which will open July 28, wil...

Packers report $16 million revenue jump

By Larry Avila The Green Bay Packers on July 10 reported 2014 revenues at $324.1 million, up 5.2 percent from $308.1 million in 2013. The $16 million increase was split between national and local revenues. The team said player costs rose $35 milli...