On the move: business

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 :: Business on the move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Business spotlight

TitletownTech leadership announced

The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft Corp. announced Breakthrough Fuel Founder and Chairman Craig Dickman will serve as managing director of TitletownTech. The program and building will open in early 2019.

TitletownTech, which also debuted its logo and website, will serve as a creative center where digital solutions are developed for key market challenges. Through partnerships with companies, experts and technologists, the center will provide opportunities, guidance and a collaborative environment to help address challenges that impact the industries important to Wisconsin.

The center will include an innovation lab, venture studio and venture fund, offering an integrated model that will build on sectors important to the regional economy with a focus on sports and entertainment; digital health; supply chain; agriculture, environment and water; and advanced manufacturing.

Joining Dickman on TitletownTech’s leadership team will be Jill Enos of StageThree and the N.E.W. Venture Fund as director of the venture studio, and Peter Romenesko of StageThree and Breakthrough Fuel as director of the innovation lab.

Microsoft will play a key role in the leadership team, with a team member serving as technologist in residence at TitletownTech, a position that will bring expertise from the global technology leader that will serve in many ways. In addition, Microsoft will base its TechSpark manager, Michelle Schuler, as well as its TEALS program employees at TitletownTech.

Business development 

Amada Holdings Co. Ltd. acquired Marvel Manufacturing Inc of Oshkosh. The band saw manufacturer will become an Amada subsidiary and will be renamed Amada Marvel Inc.

Allegiant announced service from Appleton to Fort Myers/Punta Gorda.

NOVO added Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle Associates to its portfolio of providing partners.

CorLife LLC, a provider of ancillary benefits and home modification services for workers’ compensation carriers nationwide, started CorCare, a home health care company that provides a variety of skilled services including all levels of nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, wound care, rehabilitation, translation and transportation.

Gueligs Waste Removal of Eden received three demolition contracts as part of the Foxconn project.

MotoAmerica and Road America inked a two-year deal that will see the MotoAmerica Series return to Road America for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Badger State Brewing announced a production facility expansion that will add new brewing systems as well as packaging and processing equipment.

United Airlines will add a sixth daily flight to Chicago O’Hare from Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport in October.

Construction news

Mid-States Aluminum Corp. broke ground on its $23 million expansion and installation of a new press line at
its extrusion and fabrication facility in Fond du Lac.

Miron Construction Co. Inc.  broke ground for a new Nicolet National Bank branch in Sturgeon Bay. Miron also is serving as construction manager for an expansion project at Plymouth High School.

Ascend broke ground on its new kitchen project, which will help young adults with mental health challenges create social connections through shared meals. It will be in Neenah.

Construction will start this fall on a GrandStay Hotel & Suites in Kaukauna.

Construction of senior housing project Uptown Commons II is underway in Chilton.

A.C.E. Building Service was selected as the design/build contractor for a 78,500-square-foot facility expansion for Stecker Machine Co. in Manitowoc.

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction completed renovations at St. Paul Lutheran Church & School in Green Bay.


The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay received approval to move ahead with an Impact MBA program administrated by the University’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. The Impact MBA prepares working, experienced professionals to lead their organizations forward through the modern era of accelerating technology, disruptive business landscapes and growing social and environmental opportunities.

Lakeshore Technical College was named to the No. 17 spot on Forbes’ list of Top 25 Trade Schools in the U.S. Washington Monthly named LTC to the No. 3 spot in its national ranking of Best Two-Year Colleges for Adult Learners.

The Green Bay Packers and Concordia University have announced a partnership, with Concordia University now the “Preferred MBA Program of the Green Bay Packers.”

Business comings and goings 

Weidert Group moved to a new location on East South River Street in Appleton.

A new organization called Friends of Pals, Youth and Families was created to raise, manage and disperse funds for the Pals Program group activities and other entities within the Brown County Health and Human Services’ Children, Youth and Families Division.

The Prevea Cormier Health Center opened in the Village of Ashwaubenon.

Tapped on the Lakeshore opened in Manitowoc.

Kerry’s Vroom Service in Kimberly is now offering U-Haul products and services.

Fuki Steak House & Sushi opened in Oshkosh.

In the Moment Restorations opened in Manitowoc.

Café Bella opened in Sheboygan.

Revel Dance Academy opened in Sherwood.

Twitch’s Bar and Grill opened in Brillion.


Inc. magazine named Blue Door Consulting to its list of 5,000 fastest-growing privately held businesses.

Appleton International Airport saw record passenger traffic again in July. More than 65,000 passengers passed through the airport, marking July 2018 as the busiest month in airport history.

Ahern won two BUILD Wisconsin Awards from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin.

Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. was named a 2018 Business Friend of the Environment by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.

Faith Technologies ranked No. 43 on Solar Power World’s Top 500 Solar Contractors list of 2018.

Becker’s Hospital Review named Holy Family Memorial as one of America’s “100 Great Community Hospitals.”

The cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan earned certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

The National Equipment Association awarded Marion Body Works its Member Verification Program certification.

Winners of the 2018 Taste of Fond du Lac include: The Sweet and Salty Pig, Red Cabin on Green Acres and Yummy Bones.

Net income and total lending grew by double digits at Wisconsin’s 127 state-chartered credit unions in the second quarter of 2018 compared to 2017, according to data released by the Department of Financial Institution.

The Wisconsin Technical College System board and Fox Valley Technical College honored Oshkosh Corp. with a Futuremaker Partner award.

Charitable giving and grants

The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Charity Open raised more than $480,000 for direct hospice patient care.

The Wisconsin Partnership, which includes Achieve Brown County, Building Our Future, Higher Expectations for Racine County and Milwaukee Succeeds, received nearly $350,000 from StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids.

Fond du Lac Lemonade Day, a program that teaches students in grades 4-6 about operating a business through a lemonade stand, raised $16,000 and participants donated $8,000 to various community organizations.

Green Bay Preble Optimist Club donated $15,000 to the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Foundation. Funds are going to support NWTC Public Safety students.

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity launched a home repair program.

All the rest

American Family Insurance and startup accelerator gener8tor announced the launch of gBETA Social Impact, a free accelerator for startup companies and emerging nonprofits.

Calumet County was part of a broadband grant application submitted in conjunction with Nsight Telservices. If approved, the grant will partially fund a 96-count fiber communication line from the Village of Sherwood through the City of Kiel in Calumet County as part of a connector project from Brown County to Sheboygan County.

The Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay announced a new Entrepreneurial Training Program in Sheboygan.

UnitedOne Credit Union added Saver’s Sweepstakes, a program offered by the Wisconsin Credit Union League that encourages consumers to save by giving them chances to win prize money each month.

AmeriCorps began a partnership with Weight of the Fox Valley.

The Building for Kids updated and renovated seven exhibit areas.

A new self-checkout system called “MashGin” is being offered at grab-and-go concession stands at Lambeau Field.

On Broadway Inc. and the City of Green Bay hosted the Better Block Project. The temporary improvements were completed to showcase the potential of underutilized spaces.

Pyxsee founder Dayne Rusch launched a podcast called Daily Successful Thinking.

3 Sheeps Brewing Co. unveiled its newest creation, Tropic Coast, made by brewing its Fresh Coast beer with mango and pink guava.

Foundations Health & Wholeness Inc. announced a collaboration with the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County to improve the mental wellbeing of older adults and adults with disabilities, along with their caretakers.

NeighborWorks Green Bay announced that its latest project, the Navarino Townhomes, sold out within
two months.

Tundraland achieved a Guinness World Records title for the largest display of painted windows after hundreds of people painted windows.