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Tonnesen, Fiskars part ways

Paul Tonnesen has left Fiskars, according to a June 11 release.

June 2018
From Apples to AllSpice

From Apples to AllSpice

Going from publishing party games to making spice racks may not seem like the most obvious transition, but when you’re talking about the family of entrepreneurs that co-created the popular card game Apples to Apples, the throughline becomes a little more clear.

June 2018
Through her hands

Through her hands

At Sign Art Studio in Mount Horeb, Callie Palan enjoys working on metal signs.

June 2018
Why hasn’t Gov. Walker scored more political points with Foxconn?

Why hasn’t Gov. Walker scored more political points with Foxconn?

When I was a paperboy, a crisp $10 bill made my pulse skip a beat. So in 1991, when I started my first business, whenever I needed good help I offered $10 an hour. At the time, the minimum wage in Wisconsin was $4.75, so as glad as I was to pay this, people were also glad to take it.

June 2018

Is Foxconn reneging?

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer of large television display screens that’s planning a mega-factory in Mount Pleasant, Wis., is denying a report from an Asian news outlet that it will downsize its plans and investment in southeastern Wisconsin due in part to supply chain issues.

May 2018
Badgers and alpacas are a perfect fit

Badgers and alpacas are a perfect fit

When UW–Madison alum Katie Lorenz traveled to Peru in 2014, she never realized she’d be returning with the seeds of an idea for a clothing line that married her discovery of alpaca-fiber clothing with her Badger roots.

May 2018

Diversified Seed Producers takes home Family Business of the Year honor

Eight family businesses, including Diversified Seed Producers of De Forest, were honored Thursday evening at the 15th annual Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award banquet.

May 2018

At Spectrum Brands, Rouvé out, Maura in

David Maura has been named CEO at Spectrum Brands effective immediately, replacing Andreas Rouvé who had been with the Middleton company since 2002 and serving as CEO since 2015.

May 2018
Will President Trump’s tariffs tank the economy?

Will President Trump’s tariffs tank the economy?

Trumpian habits die hard, so as usual the truly important announcement was made on Twitter: “Trade wars are good and easy to win,” the president tweeted. And thus, it was so.

May 2018

American Girl closing call center

Middleton-based American Girl, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel Inc., announced it would be closing its Wilmot, Wis. distribution center on June 29, and its Wilmot call center in the first quarter of 2019.

April 2018
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