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West of the I businesses wish you a happy holiday — part 1

It’s that time of year again for West of the I video holiday greetings from Western Kenosha County businesses. Featured in the video below are: Marv & Alison’s Sentry; PATS Services, Inc.;  Bristol Hair Shoppe; and Bushnell State Farm. Click here for more video greetings from local businesses on our 2014 holiday video page. Check […]

Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association unveils new logo

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association, Inc. recently unveiled a new logo. The sunshine and waves logo was created by Adam Fitzgerald, as an independent study project while a student at Wilmot High School. Adam is now a UW-Whitewater student majoring in Marketing with an emphasis on Internet Marketing. Travis Wetzel, the Technology Instructor at […]

Former employees picket Paddock Lake bakery

Former employees of  Heidi’s Bakery in Paddock Lake (Note: Heidi’s Bakery is a westofthei.com sponsor — DH) picketed outside the business this morning. The picketers’ signs said employees of the bakery have failed to be paid and asked people not to do business there. At about 8 a.m., there were three former employees of the business on site, […]

Paris Town Board OKs permit request for motorcycle/ATV business

The Paris Town Board on Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for a proposed motorcycle/ATV service and sales business on Highway 142 east of Highway 45. The permit was requested by Brett Weis, acting as the agent for the business. The town plan commission had earlier also approved the petition for the permit. The property […]

Regional Employer Informational Session this week for Fast Forward Grants

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, Racine County Executive James Ladwig, and Walworth County Board Chair Nancy Russell have announced the Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Job Service are sponsoring a regional employer informational session for employers seeking worker training, through the Wisconsin Fast Forward program. Employers will learn […]

Workshop to explore turning hobby into business

Turning Your Hobby into A Business: From past time to profit is a workshop to be hosted by the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation on April 16, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the Twin Lakes Community Library branch. Explore the potential of your business idea. This workshop will focus on examining the feasibility of your […]

A word from our sponsors: Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning awarded Bryant Medal of Excellence

Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning has been named the Bryant Medal of Excellence for its local territory. “It’s probably the biggest award this company has ever received,” said Rick Sheehan, Reliable owner. The Bryant® Medal of Excellence program rewards dealers who do whatever it takes to ensure customer satisfaction while improving their overall business and […]

Home-based Business workshop set for Tuesday

An ABC’s of Home-based Business workshop will be held on on Tuesday, February 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Twin Lakes Community Library 110 S. Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. This free workshop is put on by Wisconsin Business Initiative Corp. and the Twin Lakes Community Library. Starting a home-based business has many rewards […]

A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Auto Service earns Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent auto repair shop and has earned the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means […]

Happening Now: Open House at Tumbling Squirrel Gallery and Framing

Note: Tumbling Squirrel Gallery and Framing is a westofthei.com sponsor. Tumbling Squirrel Gallery & Frame Shop will host an open house on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Owner Candy Ruffolo invites you to stop by at 23042 75th St. (Highway 50), Salem and see what Tumbling Squirrel offers. Click here for […]

A word from our sponsors: New Lakeside Sentry ad posted at westofthei.com

Note: Lakeside Sentry is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH This week’s ad for Lakeside Sentry in Paddock Lake is now available at westofthei.com. Click on the ad to see the full line-up of values for this coming week. The sale prices in this ad are effective from Thursday, Nov. 29  through Wednesday, Dec. 5.  Ask […]

A word from our sponsors: Fortier Jewelers in Union Grove to host Customer Appreciation event

Note: Fortier Jewelers is a westoifthei.com sponsor. Fortier Jewelers is located at 1129 Main Street, (US HWY 45) and corner of the 12th Street, Union Grove, WI 53182. Fortier has new store hours starting Nov. 5 and continuing through Dec.: Mon., Tues., Wed. 9:30 to 5:00 pm; Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays 9:30 a.m. to […]

WWBIC workshops announced for October

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation has announced the following upcoming workshops: HP: Marketing Plan: Learn the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of Your Business! A SWOT Analysis is important for your own understanding of your business and circumstances it will be operating in. It is also really important for sharing with others such as potential […]

Vendors sought for Salem PumpkinDaze

Salem is looking for local businesses, crafters, and direct sellers for the Salem PumpkinDaze Event on Oct. 20. The businesses, crafters and direct sellers portion of the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Salem Highway/Fire Building at 11252-254th Ct. (off of Highway C) in  Trevor. Participation in this event […]

Happening now: Twin Lakes Business in the Park expo

The first Twin Lakes Business in the Park Expo is under way until 3 p.m. in downtown Twin Lakes around the Twin Lakes Chamber and Business Association office. The chamber organized the event. The event features displays by over 20 local businesses and also has a food court. While there, you can vote for your favorite hand […]

A word from our sponsors: Fortier Jewelers holding Union Grove Car Show Sale

Note: Fortier Jewelers is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Fortier Jewelers, 1129 Main Street (Highway 45), Union Grove will be holding a sale in conjunction with the Union Grove Car Show this Saturday, Aug. 11. On Aug. 11 only, Fortier will be offering 50 percent off entire store merchandise inside and outside from 9 a.m. […]

A word from our sponsors: Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall sponsoring flea market Sunday

Note: Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH It’s outdoor flea market season again at Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall. The next flea market will be Sunday, Aug. 5. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall is located at 12009 53rd Place (Interstate 94 and Highway 158), Paris. Rustic […]

A word from our sponsors: First Friends Preschool/Childcare to hold open house Aug. 5

Note: First Friends Preschool/Childcare is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH First Friends Preschool/Childcare is now open and accepting enrollment. This Wisconsin State Licensed daycare facility is also a member of The National Assocation for Education of Young Children. It is located at 7316 250th Ave., Paddock Lake. Ages are 2-6 years old, with hours of 6:30 a.m. […]

A word from our sponsors: Dusti Grenus wins car in Wilmot Auto Service giveaway

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Dusti Grenus was the winner of the a car in the Wheels to Prosper car giveaway, Wilmot Auto Service owners Dwayne and Cindy Garwood have announced. Grenus was selected in a drwaing among two finalists in the giveaway. The 15 nominations received were narrowed to […]

A word from our sponsors: Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall sponsoring flea market Sunday

Note: Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH It’s outdoor flea market season again at Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall. The next flea market will be Sunday, July 1. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall is located at 12009 53rd Place (Interstate 94 and Highway 158), Paris. Rustic […]

Wilmot UHS students compete to create website for Genoa Physical Therapy

Students in Travis Wetzel’s Advanced Website Design class created websites for a new business, Genoa Physical Therapy of Genoa City, WI. Jesse Kammer (class of 2012) created the winning website which you can see at www.GenoaPT.com. The top three designs also include websites of Erika Ekornaas and Brandon Ostermann. The website is a product of […]

A word from our sponsors: Visit Brown Family Farm for farm fresh food

Note: Brown Family Farm is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Brown Family Farm on Highway 50 in Bristol is your local source for locally grown produce, eggs, chicken and pork. The farm is located at 13620 75th St. (Highway 50) in Bristol. That’s about 1 mile west of I-94 and is just east of Thompson Starwberry Farm. […]

Wilmot Auto Service still accepting entries for car giveaway

Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Dwayne and Cindy Garwood, owners of Wilmot Auto Service, are part of a nationwide car giveaway and they’re looking for deserving people in the community for this opportunity. To nominate someone that you feel is deserving of receiving a car, send a full detailed letter about […]

Wilmot Auto Service accepting entries for car giveaway

Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Dwayne and Cindy Garwood, owners of Wilmot Auto Service, are part of a nationwide car giveaway and they’re looking for deserving people in the community for this opportunity. To nominate someone that you feel is deserving of receiving a car, send a full detailed letter about […]

Home based business workshop at Community Library-Salem on April 19

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation and the Salem Community Library are partnering on a workshop for those interested in a home based business. The workshop is Home Based Business – Plan to Prosper on April 19 10 a.m. to noon. Do you have a Home Based Business or would you like to start one? Explore […]

Aurora Pharmacies in Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes closing today

The Aurora Pharmacies in Twin Lakes and Paddock Lake have been sold to Walgreens. Those two Aurora Pharmacies were among 11 sold to Walgreens, said Adam Beeson, an Aurora spokesman. The Twin Lakes and Paddock Lake Aurora pharmacies will close as of the end of business today, with their customer lists being transferred to Walgreens. The clinics located in […]

A word from our sponsors: Puzzles, and Play sets, and Pajamas…OH MY!! THINK PINK this weekend for unbeatable values

Note: Pink Platypus Consignments is a westofthei.com sponsor — DH Dozens of local consignors are busily preparing gently-used/like-new condition items and pricing them to sell to savvy shoppers at this weekend’s Pink Platypus Consignments Spring/Summer Children’s Consignment Sale. The sale runs Saturday, March 31, 9 am-7 pm and Sunday, 9 am-3 pm at Salem Grade School, […]

Twin Lakes’ Allied Plastics among those utilizing KABA funding

KABA’s Revolving Loan Fund program just completed a blockbuster year, granting over $5.3 million in funding to local businesses in 2011 including Allied Plastics, located in Twin Lakes. The program makes low-interest loans available to businesses throughout Kenosha County, stimulating business growth and expansion and encouraging private investment and economic development. It was the second-best […]

A word from our sponsors: Pink Platypus Consignments announces new resale event

Note: Pink Platypus Consignments is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH If you’re looking for a way to make some extra cash this Spring, then look no further than Pink Platypus Consignments. Long time frugalista moms, Jennifer Hull and Becki Chorazy, both of Salem, are proud to announce they are now accepting consignors for Pink Platypus’ […]

A word from our sponsors: Change to Lakeside Sentry to bring thousands of lower prices

Note: Lakeside Sentry is a westofthei.com sponsor. The change to becoming a Sentry store for Lakeside Sentry in Paddock Lake, Highways 50 and 75/83, is a lot more significant than just the name on the sign. “We’re able to lower 2,200 prices,” explained Marv Jenkins, who still owns the store along with his wife, Alison. That’s because of the buying power of the combined 32-store Sentry […]

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