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Ashley Smart

Ashley Smart
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Ashley covers startups, technology and manufacturing for BizTimes. She was previously the managing editor of the News Graphic and Washington County Daily News. In past reporting roles, covering education at The Waukesha Freeman, she received several WNA awards. She is a UWM graduate. In her free time, Ashley enjoys watching independent films, tackling a new recipe in the kitchen and reading a good book.

🔒 Milwaukee 7 leader Jim Paetsch to retire, successor named

Longtime Milwaukee 7 leader Jim Paetsch announced this week he is retiring from the economic development organization he helped launch in 2005.

🔒 Former Brady Corp. manager accused of hiding employment at Tailored...

Brady Corp. is suing a former employee, and his new employer, after he allegedly accepted a job at the competing company and hid his new role.

🔒 Milwaukee tax preparer sentenced to 41 months in prison after...

A Milwaukee man who plead guilty to helping hundreds of clients prepare false tax returns has been sentenced to 41 months in prison.

🔒 Mequon-based Jorgensen Conveyor acquired by Minnesota company

Jorgensen Conveyor, a provider of custom-designed conveyor equipment used in the metal-working industry, has been acquired by Innovance Inc.

Semifinalists named for 2024 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

A group of 52 semi-finalists from across the state is moving forward in this year’s Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

🔒 Brookfield-based cable company CC&N names new president

Brookfield-based CC&N, a designer and installer of wired, wireless and fiber infrastructure, has promoted Daniel Witkofski to the role of president.

🔒 Modine to buy Canadian manufacturer of air handling units

Racine-based Modine plans to acquire Calgary, Canada-based Scott Springfield Manufacturing, a producer of air handling units.

🔒 MetalTek plans construction of new executive center at Waukesha headquarters

Waukesha-based metal component manufacturer MetalTek International plans to build a new, 8,000-square-foot executive center.

🔒 Cybersecurity experts say AI is making it easier for criminals...

In the wake of headline-grabbing cyberattacks at several well-known companies in recent months, business owners in southeastern Wisconsin may be wondering if they are...

🔒 Made in Milwaukee: Central Standard partners with The DeLong Co....

Central Standard Craft Distillery 2330 W. Clybourn St., Milwaukee INDUSTRY: Spirits manufacturing EMPLOYEES: 46 thecentralstandard.com Sustainability isn’t just a trend...

Employ Milwaukee receives $5 million grant to help train workers for...

Employ Milwaukee is the recipient of a $4.9 million Department of Labor “Building Pathways to Infrastructure” grant.

🔒 Johnson Controls CEO says changes to sales incentive plan align...

Johnson Controls' CEO shared today how recent changes to its sales incentive plan tie into the company’s overall strategy.

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