April 7, 2011

Lobbying by local builders and lumberyard owners resulted in a one-year moratorium on school-impact fees in Lake County, Fla., according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel.

Lake County commissioners voted unanimously this week to suspend the collection of the fees -- estimated at $9,324 per single-family house -- until April 1, 2012. The local school board had asked for a six-month moratorium.

March 7, 2011

Ace Hardware in Oak Creek, Wis., has teamed with a local elementary school and a national charity to find shoes for the needy, according to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 12 million pairs of shoes. The hardware store is collecting gently used shoes, as is the nearby school.

October 24, 2010

Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton has signed a new three-year contract with members of the United...