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Keep up to date with your favorite businesses, learn about events and special deals at The Buzz, Racine County Eye’s newest twice-weekly column.

Business Spotlight

Foxconn Technology Group received 325 submissions from students, faculty, and staff from Wisconsin colleges and universities for the first round of its “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition.

Applicants submitted entries throughout October for technology that will enhance quality of life, improve working environments, expand transportation networks and living spaces, inspire creative city planning, and promote sustainable energy solutions. One hundred winners will be announced by December 11 and will receive a $500 cash prize. The second round of the competition will begin subsequently. Read more on this story here.

Flick of the Week

Steeped in legend, the Rocky franchise produces another sequel in Creed II. Read our review of the film here.

What’s happening

On December 1, the 16th Street Studios is hosting an open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located in the Racine Business Center, this is the 23rd Annual Open House for the studio, which is an artist community. Find out more about the artists, entertainment, and event here.

Love dogs? Woof Gang Rescue will be hosting an event at Havahart Pets in Racine on Saturday, December 1st from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Find out more about this event here.

Readers rejoice! Celebrate inspiring short stories from 8 new young authors at the Young Storytellers Book Release Celebration. Find out more about the authors, keynote, and event here.

Business corner

The Egg Plant Cafe and Catering will soon release their new menu, featuring new hours, new items, and lower prices! Christmas is coming soon and they offer gift certificates – perfect for a holiday gift.

Keep off that holiday weight before you gain it! Mt. Sinai Gym offers weights, personal training, yoga classes, an indoor obstacle course, indoor astroturf, a 40-foot rock wall, and more.

Is your school or team looking for an upgrade to your spirit wear? Check out The Brand Guyz for promotional products and screen printed/embroidered apparel for teams, clubs, and businesses.