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Job fairs an avenue to find work

by Larry Avila Just when the Fox Valley is hit with major layoff announcements, other companies come forward with plans to hire more people. Ariens Co. in Brillion, a maker of snow removal equipment and other outdoor powered gear, has 250 jobs it ...

DealerFire expansion could create more than 100 I.T. jobs

By Sean Fitzgerald Oshkosh-based DealerFire was awarded up to $522,000 in economic development tax credits from Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. for a $1.25 million project to renovate and move its headquarters into a historic downtown buildin...

Layoffs hit Fox Valley

by Larry Avila I’ve been working long enough to have seen – and been part of personally – businesses eliminate jobs for a variety of reasons. Economics is the most common factor behind a company’s decision to close down or reduce staffing levels. ...

Product placement in films, TV and online big business

by Larry Avila When Dark Knight Rises, the third and final installment of a series of films starring Christian Bale as the comic-book superhero Batman, was released in 2012, it pretty much was a lock at the time it would be a mega Hollywood hit. A...

Tide turning on school referenda?

By Sean Fitzgerald Affirmative votes to increase taxes in order to improve local schools from communities across northeast Wisconsin this past Tuesday seems to indicate more widespread support for education and early workforce development across t...

Menasha Packaging Co. buys Pennsylvania-based Strine Printing Co. Inc.

by Larry Avila Menasha Packaging Co. in Neenah acquired Strine Printing Co. Inc. of York, Pa. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  “The acquisition of Strine Printing Co. strengthens our graphic packaging, merchandising and fulfillment ca...

Revisiting the “corporate states” of America

by Larry Avila Interesting how things can resurface through social media. I happened to be on Linkedin and noticed someone’s share of an unusual looking map of the U.S., showing every state’s most famous corporate brand. Naturally I was lured in a...

Former Green Bay Packers linebacker George Koonce to serve as Marian University’s vice president of advancement

by Larry Avila George Koonce, who played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers between 1992 and 1999, was appointed vice president of advancement at Marian University in Fond du Lac. Koonce will lead the college’s office of advancement and will be ...

Technical Prospects expansion could create up to 37 jobs

by Sean Fitzgerald Appleton-based Technical Prospects, a distributor and technical support provider of Siemens medical imaging equipment, announced plans to construct a 20,000-sq. ft. training center for CT and X-ray equipment at its town of Grand...

Redevelopment active along the Fox River

By Larry Avila There’s no shortage of redevelopment activity along the Fox River. From Oshkosh to Green Bay, communities are working diligently to find new uses for riverfront property, whether it’s trying to boost the number of residents living a...