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Bite Squad acquires 715 Delivery, expands into Wausau and Eau Claire

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WAUSAU — Bite Squad, the Minneapolis-based restaurant delivery service, has acquired local restaurant delivery service 715 Delivery to expand into Wausau and Eau Claire. The new service will offer delivery from more than 25 local restaurants. Bite Squad currently operates in more than 50 metropolitan areas across the United States, with Wausau and Eau Claire…

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Wisconsin Sen. Johnson concerned about impact of tariffs

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday he’s concerned with the Trump administration’s “widespread tariffs” and wants the White House to know “there’s some real damage being done” to companies. Johnson made the remarks after meeting with executives of Wisconsin companies to hear how the U.S.’s trade war with China and…

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Citing tariffs, Harley-Davidson will shift some production overseas

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson, up against spiraling costs from tariffs, will begin to shift the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas.The European Union on Friday began rolling out tariffs on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice. The EU tariffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products…

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Menards accuses labor board of overreach

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By Emily Zantow/Courthouse News MADISON, Wis. (CN) – Wisconsin-based home improvement giant Menards sued the National Labor Relations Board, claiming the board is unlawfully trying to control the company’s relationship with independent contractors. The six-page complaint filed Friday in Madison federal court by Menard Inc. attorney Gary Roehm stems from an NLRB action alleging that…

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REI Engineering donates books for Earth Day

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NEWS RELEASE — In recognition of Earth Day, REI Engineering, Inc. is donating books to local schools and distributing educational materials for nearly 400 students and 17 teachers. REI’s goal is to encourage students to Read, Educate, and Ignite action to help in sustaining our environment. To accomplish this goal, REI is asking its team…

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Biz Briefs: Church Mutual announces new leadership promotion

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(Merrill, Wis.) – Janet Selnes has been named assistant vice president – broker distribution for Church Mutual Insurance Company, effective in February. Selnes joined Church Mutual in 2003 as a regional representative and was promoted to division manager in 2012. Five years later, Janet was promoted to regional sales manager. During her time in sales,…

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Foremost Farms to sell pharmaceutical lactose business; 110 workers to lose jobs

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ROTHSCHILD — Foremost Farms USA Cooperative announced on Monday that it has agreed to sell its Pharmaceutical Lactose business, located in Rothschild, to Kerry Biofunctional Ingredients, leading to a permanent layoff of 110 workers. The layoffs will begin May 7, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Foremost has had a longstanding relationship with…

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Biz Briefs: Peoples State Bank announces promotions

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Wausau, Wis. (February 26, 2018) Scott Cattanach, President and CEO of Peoples State Bank announces the following promotions. Jared Morris, promoted to Assistant Vice President – Credit Administration, Wausau – Stewart Avenue location. Morris joined Peoples in 2012 as a credit analyst and was later promoted to commercial credit supervisor. He has consistently displayed the…

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