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(Milton, WI) Ashley McCallum, Gazette

Ashlee Kunkel got to share exciting news on her first day as director of the Milton Public Library. She announced the facility was named the Wisconsin Library Association 2018 Library of the Year.

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(Janesville, WI) Neil Johnson, Gazette

Blackhawk Community Credit Union unveiled its intention to build a 130,000-square-foot, four-story development that would include a General Motors ‘legacy center’ along a stretch of riverfront just north of Hedberg Public Library.

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(Janesville, WI) Neil Johnson, Gazette

UW-Whitewater officials announced Thursday a major donation the university said would pay for a new administrator who would work as a liaison between UW-Whitewater and Rock County businesses.

The “substantial” donation from philanthropists and former Janesville residents Quint and Rishy Studer would pay for a full-time director of strategic engagement based at UW-Whitewater at Rock County in Janesville, the university said.

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(Beloit, WI) Mon Sen, State Collection Service

As it increases its market share within the healthcare receivables industry, State Collection Service has announced additional plans to continue expanding in Beloit, solidifying its reputation as one of the City’s premier employers.  In Beloit since 2001, State has witnessed tremendous growth, expanding its operations in the community three times in just over five years.  It is expected that the company will add nearly 100 more positions in Beloit this year alone.

Company President, Tim Haag, is excited about deepening State’s relationship with the City and its residents.  “The City of Beloit has consistently encouraged our growth over the past two decades.  The community has been supportive of our ongoing hiring efforts and residents have played a pivotal role in allowing this to become our largest call center,” Haag stated. 

The company will be holding a Harvest Festival Hiring Fair on Saturday, October 6 from 10a to 2p at its location in the Eclipse Center (600 Henry Avenue, Suite 21).  Prospective applicants will be interviewed immediately and can meet current staff members to learn more about State’s culture of fun, family, and flexibility.  Applicants will also have the opportunity to receive a pumpkin, with other family-friendly activities like face-painting available.  Vince’s Hot Dogs will be serving complimentary refreshments to attendees. 

About State

Since 1949, State Collection Service has provided quality collection service to countless healthcare organizations.  Through experience and innovation, State has grown to become a tremendously credible and nationally-recognized receivables management firm offering services from pre-registration to bad debt.  It is upon the basis of ethical behavior and a dedication to integrity that each employee works to uphold the company's vision – Partnerships for a Lifetime.

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(Janesville, WI) Neil Johnson, Gazette

Redevelopment plans unveiled Tuesday show Janesville’s former General Motors plant site will rely heavily on an attribute few area industrial sites have: ready-made railroad infrastructure.

Actually, under “preliminary” plans that owner Commercial Development Company showed off at a public open house, the site will make even greater use of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad lines that bisect the 250-acre property.

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(Beloit, WI) Austin Montgomery, Beloit Daily News

Beloit's newest downtown hotel is ready and open for business, bringing to life the city's rich downtown history with a splash of modern flair.

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(Beloit, WI) Austin Montgomery, Beloit Daily News

Beloit Health System is moving to train the next generation of health care professionals, and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is taking notice.

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(Janesville, WI) Neil Johnson, Gazette

Diane Hendricks’ commercial real estate firm, Hendricks Commercial Properties, recently closed on a $26.5 million purchase of five Janesville industrial and commercial properties. 

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(Janesville, WI)

Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) will celebrate Manufacturing Days, on October 4 and 5, 2018. The event is part of a national effort to inspire students to pursue careers in manufacturing. In addition, Manufacturing Days aim to change perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment. BTC is collaborating with economic and workforce development partners, area school districts, and over 30 employers in Rock and Green Counties on this year’s event. Curriculum for the event has been provided by the School District of Janesville.

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(Madison, WI) The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), in collaboration with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the state’s regional economic development organizations, is hosting five informational workshops throughout the state on supply chain readiness.

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(Janesville, WI) Jim Dayton, Gazette

One real estate developer is optimistic his multifamily housing development plans—which could bring 250 units to a bustling transportation corridor—will now qualify for city incentives after the council approved a modified policy Monday night.

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