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Village of DeForest hosting private job fair Wednesday

host.madison.com — The village of DeForest is sponsoring a job fair to help growing area businesses fill vacancies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the village's public safety building, 305 E. Holum St. Companies at the fair will include: EVCO: Maintenance technician and packing/assembly jobs. A&J Specialty Services: Entry-level technician jobs.

Wisconsin companies invited to attend WEDC trade trip to Canada

host.madison.com — Wisconsin companies looking to start or expand an exporting presence in Canada can get help with contacts, logistics, shipping and regulatory issues, border controls, markets, labeling rules and potential local partners on a trade venture from March 15-20 in Canada sponsored by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

State home sales post big gain in October, bucking seasonal trend

host.madison.com — Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin rose 9.6 percent year-over-year in October, even as median price increased 4.2 percent to $148,000, according to the latest Wisconsin Realtors Association report. Sales also rose year-over-year in every region of Wisconsin, records showed, while median price was up in five out of six regions in Wisconsin compared with last year.

Executive Q&A: Third-generation-owner Jason Thysse expands capacity, offerings of family printing business

host.madison.com — For much of its 73-year history, Thysse Printing Service was a three- or four-person family business, doing steady, if modest, sales on Madison's East Side. Things didn't really start changing until Jason Thysse, grandson of company founder John Thysse - who started the business as a one-man letterpress in his garage - became president in December 2008, a month before his father, Jay Thysse, retired from the job.

State jobs agency launches $1.58M paid marketing effort to lure new business

host.madison.com — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will spend $1.58 million through next June on print, radio and online ads promoting the state's business climate, workforce and innovation advances as part of a pitch to lure new business to the state.

Former Hamlin sensor production plant in Lake Mills to lose dozens of jobs

host.madison.com — Chicago-based Littelfuse, a global maker of circuit protection products, announced Thursday it will lay off 160 people from its manufacturing facilities in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and Suzhou, China, as it transfers reed switch production to its multi-plant site in the Philippines.

Dane County October home sales fall, while tight inventory helps median price rise again

host.madison.com — Repeating the pattern of recent months, Dane County's existing home sales fell 4 percent year-over-year in October, even as median sales price again rose an inflation-beating 3.7 percent amid tight inventory. There were 482 sales of single-family houses and condos in Dane County in October, compared with 502 in October 2013, according to the latest South Central Wisconsin MLS report.

Local developer builds sparkling-new lake house on Monona Bay after teardown

host.madison.com — Long-time Madison-area developer Pat McCaughey will hold a neighborhood open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday to unveil his latest project - his own new home, built with an assist from the city's new zoning ordinance.

American Family Insurance kicks off 25-year quest to find best home roofing brands

host.madison.com — Making residential roofs last longer and leak less is the goal of a first-of-its-kind national study that Madison-based American Family Insurance will help do over the next 25 years in a partnership with researchers at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.

City efforts to build new Downtown park could start soon

host.madison.com — A long-simmering drive to mix in a little green space with the sparkling new high-rises Downtown could get a boost next week with the introduction of a resolution to let city staff start spending money to build a new park there. The measure, with four co-sponsors including Mayor Paul Soglin and Ald.
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Nov 23, 2014

RT @journalsentinel: Congrats to Tayo A. Sanders II of Neenah. The @UWEauClaire student has been named a Rhodes scholar. jsonl.in/EKKUW

Nov 21, 2014

Shorewest agent discovers dead body in closet of Milwaukee 'fixer-upper' Saturday at showing. That's no bargain buy. bit.ly/1vwhaXO

Nov 18, 2014

RT @architectmag: The Lloyd Wright Studio and Residence in West Hollywood is on the market for $1.9 million: bit.ly/11z0nqK pic.twitter.com/eqUO2RGlf8

Nov 18, 2014

RT @SusanLund_DC: #China credit bubble? It accounts for half of new private sector #debt worldwide since 2007 - growth of $10T. pic.twitter.com/5PWUTU0xGE

Nov 18, 2014

New study ranks Madison the nation's best large metro to grow old in. They must have scored weather on a curve. bit.ly/11yUk5t

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