The 10,000-square-foot facility will house the banking office as well as provide up to 6,500 square feet of divisible space for lease in Grafton’s business park district.
Port Washington State Bank, an independent institution, has offices in Port Washington, Saukville, Belgium and Fredonia.
Bank president and CEO Steve Schowalter noted that "the expansion into Grafton is in recognition of an increasing customer base in residential mortgages, as well as small business accounts in the Grafton market that require a more convenient office with which to conduct their business."
Brookfield-based Vrakas/Blum has adopted a new logo and tagline. The update marks the beginning of an ongoing communications campaign by the CPA and business advisory firm, said Scott Wildman, a partner at Vrakas/Blum.
The firm’s tagline is now "Integrity Counts in a World of Numbers."
The firm, which works primarily with closely held, for-profit companies, has a staff of more than 50.
TechStar, a technology business catalyst for attracting venture capital to Wisconsin, has relocated to offices at 756 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 250, Milwaukee.
The organization had been housed within the offices of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce since its establishment last year.
TechStar is a collaboration of the MMAC and Marquette University, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Parkside. It works with those organizations to convert research into business ventures. It is on the Web at www.tsearlyventures.com.