Rohrman Kenosha Nissan dealership expected to open this week


Bob Rohrman Auto Group, after two years of battling a wetlands issue in Bristol, is now close to opening Kenosha Nissan, the company’s first Wisconsin store and its third new dealership this month.

The Libertyville, Ill.-based auto conglomerate has 35 dealerships in Illinois and Indiana and plans to have five new stores by the end of next year. It opened a Fort Wayne, Ind., store Monday and plans to have the Kenosha County Nissan dealership opened for business on Thursday, pending an inspection and the awarding of an occupancy permit.

The company is hosting a job fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and is seeking sales associates, porters, office, service and parts department employees. The dealership is located at 8050 120th Ave., along the Interstate 94 West Frontage Road.

Out on his own


“I want to put a shingle out, like a doctor in ‘Little House on the Prairie,’” said Dr. Raaid Museitif.

Museitif was born and raised in Kenosha and attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Uline plans another Pleasant Prairie warehouse


Uline is planning to occupy another warehouse in Pleasant Prairie.

The shipping supply company’s plans to open a 521,000-square-foot warehouse in LakeView Corporate Park is on Monday’s agenda for the village Plan Commission.

KABA, chamber announce business excellence winners

The Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday named seven local companies and one individual as their 2014 Business Excellence Award winners.

The Kenosha County Business Excellence awards began in 2005 when KABA and the chamber joined to present a collaborative program celebrating successul companies in the county.

New restaurant pulling into Kenosha Metra station


The city is working out the final details on a lease contract that would open the doors for a new restaurant to begin operations at the Metra train station by the end of September.

Kenosha Area Transit Director, Ron Iwen Thursday said the restaurant initially would likely operate from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and could expand its hours later depending upon customer flow.

Gurnee company to relocate operations, 28 jobs to Pleasant Prairie

A Gurnee, Ill.-based producer of packaged consumer goods plans to move its operations to Pleasant Prairie.

Quest Products purchased a building at 8201 104th St. in LakeView Corporate Park this week, and plans to move about 30 jobs to Pleasant Prairie, according to Jean Werbie-Harris, the village’s community development director.

The unshakable summer

It’s been a grim summer in much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off — so far at least.

A big reason is that five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the U.S. economy is showing a strength and durability that other major nations can only envy. Thanks in part to the Federal Reserve’s ultra-low interest rates, employers have ramped up hiring, factories have boosted production and businesses have been making money.

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Thomas Koessl, of Kenosha, has joined Much Shelist, a Chicago-based law firm, as a principal in the labor and employment practice group. He received a juris doctorate degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Koessl councils clients on employment and labor law, including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act and National Labor Relations Act, employee discipline, on-site investigations and labor relations. (photo in images external)

Michele Randall and Janet Pobar, of Randall & Pobar LLC, a full-service financial planning and investment management services firm, have been named Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers for 2014.

Riley Construction continues to stay busy

Riley Construction is nearing completion on one project and has started another:

American Job Shop LLC, of Bristol, has been approved to be the northern hemisphere tier one supplier for all two-cycle diesel business for Rolls Royce and Detroit Diesel production by MTU America.

Kenosha firms step up hiring


Demand had finally picked up.

New orders were beginning to roll in.

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