Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Freedom to be who you are and fulfilling work tend to earn companies on the top lists of best places to work, according to the Harvard Business Review.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Claire Gordon What is the perfect place to work? An office where every employee gets an annual 10 percent raise? And nobody ever gets fired? And the CEO knows everyone's name? And there are free massages and volleyball courts and barrels of candy apples? None of the above. Rob Goffee of London Business School and Gareth Jones of IE Business School have spent three years asking hundreds of executives this exact question. Six qualities stood out, they found, which they revealed in this month's Harvard Business Review. And ultimately they seem to boil down to a single nugget: Make employees feel like they're not just mindless slaves of shareholder value. 1. Let You Do You The best company …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The new business is located on the corner of Port Washington's downtown in the former Brewmeister's Trading Post space.
The newest kernel to pop up in Port Washington's downtown is officially open and business owners say the popcorn shop has gotten a "warm welcome." Broadway Popcorn, a gourmet popcorn company with one retail location already in Sheboygan Falls, opened on Thursday. "We've just had such a warm response and we are so happy to be here as well — so it's mutual," Manager Therese Suttner said. Customers to the store, 322 N. Franklin St., so far have commented on how beautiful the store is and how excited they are to have such local access to the gourmet snack. The store features many unique flavors, but customers so far have been "excited" by the Cherry Chcolate Cheesecake flavor and "intrigued" by the Pickle Pop flavor, Suttner said. The store …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This summer, the North Shore will be home to a new wine and tapas restaurant, while a popular Milwaukee pizza restaurant is opening a location in Shorewood. That tops this week's edition of "foodie" news from Patch.
If you love food and exploring new places to eat, or want to find out what eateries are coming and going, we have latest restaurant and other "foodie" news from throughout the Milwaukee area. Here's a look at what's new on the local food, restaurant and bar scene. Vinamo, a new wine and tapas restaurant, is expected to open sometime in August in Whitefish Bay. Owner Rose Niles plans to offer soups, sandwiches and small plate options for lunch. For dinner, it would offer Italian food and Spanish small plate dishes. Niles also hopes to serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday at a spot on Silver Spring Drive. Read more on Whitefish Bay Patch. Also on the North Shore, a new gourmet pizza place — the Al Calderone Club — has just opened its doors …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This week's "Wow House" is a condominium in Racine that has a 65-foot-long deck with a great view of the lake.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, southeastern Wisconsin is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes for sale. Each week, Patch highlights one "Wow House" that caught our attention. This week, it's a condominium on Gaslight Drive in Racine. This condo unit has amazing panoramic views of Lake Michigan and marina from your that can be seen from a 65-foot-long deck. As soon as you step in the front door, you are facing two sets of double-wide sliding glass doors overlooking the lake. This 1,425-square-foot unit has an open-concept floor plan and has two bedrooms and two bath. There's a chef's kitchen with maple cabinets and granite countertops matched with stainless appliances. The kitchen includes an 11-…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Port Washington resident inspired by Saukville event to create similar rummage sale in city.
If you're on the hunt for a good bargain, you may want to hold off until June 1 — when residents in Port Washington will participate in the first city-wide rummage sale. More than 50 families have signed up to participate in the event, which will last from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to organizer Chris Afplin. Afplin said she was inspired to create the city-wide rummage sale based on a similar event held in Saukville in September. "I often wondered why Port never had anything," she said. "I just tried to find what I thought would be a good weekend to have (it). For June 1, that's like the fist day that there wasn't anything going on (as far as other festivals and events)." Afplin contacted the Port Washington Historical Society for …
The newly launched website provides practical advice and innovative ideas for those small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site — smallbusiness.patch.com — to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs, and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Kwik Trip officials spoke before the Saukville Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday night in hopes of reversing a decision to deny a permit that would have allowed them to build on the location near a wetland.
Kwik Trip officials were unable to convince the Saukville Board of Zoning Appeals that another gas station near a wetland shouldn't be cause for environmental concern, causing the future of the land the company already owns to continue to linger in limbo. The Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3-1 to deny a modification to the ordinance that is preventing the gas station from being built because the location is less than 600 feet from a wetland. Board members Jim Cryns, Don Clark and Irvin Lusier voted in favor of denying the change, while Dan Sauer voted against the motion to deny. "Its not like we're talking 10 feet distance, it's asking for a more than two-thirds reduction in that setback (from a wetland)," Clark said, defending his decision…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The company will appeal the Saukville Plan Commission's decision in January to deny a permit that would have allowed them to build on the location near a wetland. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m.
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Wednesday, May 15
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Monday, May 13, 2013
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Monday, May 13