Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group congratulates the following employees on their anniversaries with the company: 40 yrs., Louise Dreier –Appleton; 35 yrs., Karen Reider and John Coughlin –Appleton; 32 yrs., Mari Reichel –Appleton; 24 yrs., Chris Crager –Appleton; 17 yrs., Mary Ann Arenz –Appleton; 15 yrs., Judi Berg –Appleton; and 11 yrs. Patti Bemowski and Dave Gauthier – Green Bay.
ASPIRO’s Vice President of Manufacturing, Paul Cantwell, has been awarded the 2012 National Council of Work Center’s Management Excellence Award. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the employment of people with disabilities through the AbilityOne® Program.
The Port of Green Bay has earned an Award of Excellence for its 2012 Communication Plan by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade association representing leading port authorities throughout the Western Hemisphere. In all, 26 seaports were recognized by the annual Communications Awards program. Ports from across the United States submitted award nominations in 15 classifications.
Cineviz is celebrating its 10th anniversary in business.
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce the firm's Corporate/M&A, General Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Natural Resources & Environment and Real Estate Practice Groups were ranked among the top statewide, according to a listing compiled by Chambers & Partners. The firm received rankings in all possible categories that Chambers & Partners recognizes for Wisconsin. Additionally, a number of the firm's attorneys were ranked individually as noted: Corporate/M&A: John A. Dickens - Band 1, Patricia L. Falb - Band 2, Christopher B. Noyes - Band 2,
Peter M. Sommerhauser - Senior Statesman, Mark C. Witt - Band 3; Intellectual Property: Jennifer L. Gregor - Associates to Watch; General Commercial Litigation:
Anthony S. Baish - Up & Coming, Brady C. Williamson - Band 2, Daniel T. Flaherty - Band 3, John L. Kirtley - Band 3, William H. Levit - Senior Statesman; Labor & Employment: Christine Liu McLaughlin - Band 3; Natural Resources & Environment: Arthur J. Harrington - Band 1; Real Estate: Stephen L. Chernof - Band 1 and Michael J. Dwyer.
The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) has appointed attorney C. Wade Harrison, Godfrey & Kahn, as vice-chair of its Labor and Employment Practice Group and attorney shareholder Thomas N. Shorter to its Dispute Resolution Council.
The Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay (BGCGB) was recently honored with two national program awards during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) annual conference in Orlando. Each year, more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country are eligible to be recognized for program excellence in a variety of categories. The Thomas H. Lutsey Unit at 1451 University Ave. was awarded the Best Comprehensive Club program in the $500,000 and above budget category, which means the Green Bay organization is in the same competitive track as much larger metro markets. In addition, The Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay’s Traveling Artists program received the top award in the $500,000 and above budget category for program excellence in The Arts. Traveling Artists is a summer program that merges community-based art making sessions with bicycle riding. Only 21 total awards are given nationally to Clubs through a sponsorship by the MetLife Foundation. Since 2003, the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay has received 18 national honor and merit (2nd place) awards, making Green Bay the most decorated Club in existence regardless of longevity, budget or market size.
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Human and Molecular Genetics Center recently became the first in the world to offer complete whole genome sequencing (WGS), from patient consent through the return of clinical results, to patients worldwide.
Schneider National recently announced the Schneider National Foundation’s charitable donations totaled more than $1 million in 2012. Recipients included MyTeamTriumph and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
The BayCare Clinic Foundation Scholarship Program has awarded 16 scholarships to local students. Recipients include: Hannah Vannieuwenhoven – Ashwaubenon High School; Megan Colleran – Bay Port High School; Carissa Puerzer – De Pere High School; Amanda Kane – Denmark High School; -Samantha Truckey – Green Bay West High School; Suzanne Treml – Luxemburg-Casco High School; -Raeanna Isable – NEW Lutheran High School; Mackenzie Hansen – Notre Dame Academy; -Stacey Rouse – Green Bay Preble High School; Sara Kaczmarek – Pulaski High School; Sara Speier – Green Bay Southwest High School; Alexander Christensen – West De Pere High School; Kendra Ruffalo – Wrightstown High School; Lori Leist – Bellin College of Nursing; Sara Brown – Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; and Samantha Iwen – University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.
Matthews Tire recently sponsored a $3,000 continuing education scholarship through the Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association. The scholarship was presented to Waupaca High School Student, Zachary Nelson, on May 28, and will fund his vehicle service education at the NATEF-certified Wisconsin Technical College of his choice.
Forgotten Fire Winery’s Phoenix Rising, Traminette and Late Harvest Riesling won international awards at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Over 3,500 wines from around the world were submitted to this contest. These medals now designate the Forgotten Fire as an International Award Winning Winery. They also received the results from the Midwest Wine Challenge, officiated by the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago. Forgotten Fire Winery received medals for the Blackberry Wine, Cranberry Wine, Cherry Sangria, Traminette, Late Harvest Riesling and the Phoenix Rising. The Blackberry Wine won the title of Best Wisconsin Fruit Wine and the Phoenix Rising, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir, won Best Wisconsin Red Wine. And, Blackberry, Cranberry, Phoenix Rising and Late Harvest Riesling also received the recognition of Best Buy: wines which provide superior value.
Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders has been named a Silver ESOP Award winner by The ESOP Association.
Nonprofit radio station, 91.1 The Avenue today announced the third quarter Community Partner Grant awards. This brings the total awards in 2013 to $211,200 in messaging support to area nonprofits to advance their cause. The number is composed of Avenue grants awarded; additional matching grants the Avenue provides to supplement local corporate support for nonprofits, and Avenue member listeners' support. The total 3rd quarter award amount to the eleven nonprofits adds up to $71,500. The following nonprofits received a grant award, averaging $6,500 per grant, which includes an on-air schedule, professional writing and production, and website presence on 91.1 The Avenue:
Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership & Niagara Escarpment Resource Network, Fox Valley Veterans Council, St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Clean Water Action Council
STEP Industries & Mooring Programs, Literacy Education Services, Prevent Suicide Fox Cities, The Building for Kids, Snowdrop Foundation, Fox Valley Brain Tumor Coalition and LEAVEN.
Two researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and an investigator at BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute, have received one-year, $50,000 grants from WBCS, Inc., to study breast cancer.
LaForce, Inc. has sold its decorative hardware division to a group of Green Bay businessmen who are renaming the business Inspiration Hardware.
In collaboration with Oneida Nation High School, St. Norbert College was awarded an $81,565 grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation for its “Start Right” program. The “Start Right” program is a tutoring/mentoring initiative based at Oneida Nation High School in Oneida, Wis. St. Norbert College students will serve as tutors for the program, working with all 9th-- and 10th-grade Native American students.
The third session of the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé program is underway with five matched pairs of participants. The partnerships are Miron Construction, Neenah, and Current Electrical Services, Green Bay; RR Donnelley, De Pere, and Strength of the Hands, De Pere; Bay Towel, Green Bay, and Ascher’s Janitorial Services, Abrams; The Boldt Company, Appleton, and Bonnie Kratz Photography, Luxemburg; and Integrys Energy Services, De Pere, and JT Engineering, Green Bay. The program matches established mentor companies that can provide technical, managerial, financial or other guidance to protégés seeking to improve their competitive standing.
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. names new officers and members to its executive committee and board of directors as a result of elections held at its annual meeting in April. Elected as officers were Perry Kidder, president; Denny Tattum, vice president; and Randy Brice, treasurer. Additionally, Jim Feenstra was elected as a new member to the board of directors. Other members of the board include Randy Brice, Jim DeWees, Matt Gage, Bob Harlan, Dale Jaeger, Perry Kidder, Tom Konop, Ed Martin, Tom Murphy, Mike Prange, Herman Reckelberg, Kramer Rock, Kurt Rotherham, Don Sipes, John Smits, Bob Southard, Denny Tattum, Mark Wagner and Dave Zimmerman. The emeritus board of directors include Gay Knaflec, Gus Swoboda, Fuzzy Thurston and Lee Remmel.
Accounting firm, Hawkins, Ash, Baptie & Company, LLP, headquartered in La Crosse, will merge the Green Bay office of Anderson, Tackman & Company, PLC into its practice. The merger is effective Sept. 1. It expands Hawkins Ash Baptie’s Green Bay office, which will total four partners and 20 employees.
Cliff Wall has acquired the Mitsubishi Motors franchise in the Green Bay area, adding to the dealership’s current lines of Subaru and Mazda. The Mitsubishi dealership will be located at 801 Lime Kiln Rd., Green Bay.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Brown County recently held elections for its Governing and Corporate Boards. Newly elected to the Governing Board: Shawna Lindow, Kerber, Rose & Associates, S.C.. Re-elected to the following officer positions were: Jim Overly, Cyber Works, board chairman, Sara Willems, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, board vice-chair, Mary Gronnert, Schneider National, Inc., board secretary, Eric DeJardine, Nicolet National Bank, board treasurer. Continuing their service on the governing board are: Lesley Bitters, BayCare Clinic; Jeff Kinziger, The GB Group at Baird; Christina Peterson, Stellpflug Law, S.C.; Ann Renard, retired IBM Corporation; Rod Ryan, Warren Consulting LLC, board immediate past chairman; and Ryan VanStraten, Alliance Management. Leland Wigg-Ninham, Consensus Development, LLC was newly elected to the Corporate Board, joining: Tammy Blom, Green Bay Plastic Surgical Associates; Nan Bush, The Bellin Health Foundation; David Coble, Schreiber Foods, Inc.; Michael Davis, Integrys Energy Group, Inc.; Mark De Prey, Langlade Springs; Mary De Prey; Lynne Gerrits, Balloons By Us; Christopher Griffin, KI; Linda Hansen, Just Linda Design Services; David Raasch, Fox Valley Technical College; Tony Schiegg, Green Bay Insurance Center; Michele Stein, Ameriprise Financial; Anna Steinfest, US Bank; Mark Summerfield, IPS Solutions and Judy Trimberger.
New hires and promotions
Deanna Macaluso has been hired as vice president, residential lending compliance QC review manager at Associated Bank.H olly Goza has been promoted to director of finance, retail banking in the Green Bay corporate office located at 1200 Hansen Rd. Keith Haselton has been promoted to assistant vice president, residential loan officer.
Kelsey Wilson has joined Bellin College as the new administrative assistant for the development and public relations department.
CASA of Brown County has hired three new staff members: Michelle Pierquet-Hohner; Kathy Roeser; and Nicole Ronk.
Sally Simon has joined SRC Technologies as director of business administration, responsible for the accounting and financial functions of the company, as well as human resources and facilities management.
The Four Seasons Island Resort welcomes Chris Foraker PGA as the resident golf professional.
Amber Vermote has joined the Green Bay law firm of Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C, as a paralegal.
Wisconsin Bank & Trust, a Madison-based community bank serving businesses and individuals from 10 branch offices statewide, has named Kevin Tenpas as president and CEO.