Business on the Move – January 2014

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 :: People and Business on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Harmony Café in Appleton and Green Bay will discontinue its restaurant and food catering operations as of Jan. 20 but will retain its drinks and bakery service. It also will change its hours to 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and close on Sundays. The café’s programs and mission of providing a welcoming space for the community will continue.

Nsight Telservice agent locations in Pulaski and Abrams added corporate Cellcom stores to benefit Nsight Telservices and Cellcom customers. Nsight, the parent company of Nsight Telservices and Cellcom, also will build a new 32,000-square-foot Logistical Operations Center (LOC) in Mill Center with a 5,000-square-foot garage for vehicle and equipment storage. The LOC building will include an office, construction and components inventory warehouse, conference rooms, a testing lab and a wash and maintenance bay.

New North Inc. was recognized by The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for its Northeast Wisconsin Business Locator guide, winning a Silver Award in the “General Purpose Brochure, Population Greater than 500,000” category by the IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Council.

Green Stone Farm Credit Services opened at 340 Patriot Drive in Little Chute and a new Pizza Hut location opened at 175 Main Ave. in Kaukauna.

The Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce announced the following openings in Fond du Lac: Home Builders Association of Fond du Lac & Dodge Counties Inc. at 490 W. Rolling Meadows Drive, Lakeside Wealth Management LLC at 1080 S. Main St., Whitetail Properties Real Estate at 207 N. Main St., The Spice Crate at 976 E. Johnson Street, Herlache Truck Lines at 76 Western Ave., Schmitt Title at 65 W. Pioneer Road, Pebbles Bar & Grill at N7640 County Road WH, Westbrook Rental & Repair LLC at W6714 State Road 23, Benvenutos at 625 Rolling Meadows Drive, Kreative Kraftwerks at 207 N. Main St., LLC at 987 S. Main St., Rundle Spence at 835 S. Hickory St., and Home Builders Association at 490 W. Rolling Meadows Drive.

The Funky Monkey opened inside the Green Bay Historic West Theater at 405 W. Walnut St. The store offers products from around the world.

Penske Truck Leasing opened a new 11,000-square-foot facility at 2301 American Drive in Neenah. The facility will provide full-service truck leasing, commercial truck rental and contract maintenance services.

Youthful Endeavors opened a new facility at 1976 Lime Kiln Road in Bellevue. The company offers medical cosmetic and spa treatment services by Nolan Hetz and Michaela Guerts.

Concordia University Wisconsin is offering a Master of Business Administration for health care practitioners. Concordia also opened a five-story, 275-bed residence hall, Chemnitz Hall, on the east side of the Mequon campus.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recognized On Broadway Inc. for the following downtown revitalization projects of 2012-13: House of Homebrew received an honorable mention for the best façade rehabilitation over $7,500, the Gingerbread Home Tour received an honorable mention for the best downtown retail event and Vibe Dance Center won the best upper story development.

The Building for Kids Children’s Museum partnered with the owners of The Learning Shop to create a museum gift shop called Learning Shop at The Building for Kids in Appleton. Store inventory will be owned and managed by Learning Shop co-owners Tom and Todd Merryfield with a portion of product sales going to The Building for Kids.

The Waterstone Mortgage Green Bay branch moved to its new location at 812 Cormier Road. The former location originally opened in 2009.

Prolamina Corporation opened a new 250,000-square-foot facility at 1055 Winchester Ave. in Neenah. This facility produces basic to advanced multi-layer packaging solutions. It is designed to give customers, employees and visitors a panoramic view of the manufacturing floor.

Keller Inc. remodeled a 1,488-square-foot Atiq Mobil convenience store located at 4000 N. Wilson Drive in Shorewood; renovated the exterior of Endries International’s facility located at 714 W. Ryan St. in Brillion; built a 2,521-square-foot Midwest Dental facility located at 2311 Schneider Ave. in Menomonie; remodeled a 17,128-square-foot Greater Milwaukee Auto Auction building located at 8801 W. Brown Deer Road in Milwaukee; remodeled a Pit Row Inc. convenience store located at 2030 University Ave. in Green Bay and is expected to be completed this month; built a 4,388-square-foot addition for Brycon LLC located at 2505 E. Evergreen Drive in Appleton; and will build a 31,434-square-foot warehouse, office and showroom for Menominee Industrial Supply located at 1012 26th Ave. in Menominee, Mich. and is expected to be completed in early 2014.

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) received a $50,000 donation from Cary and Susie Silverstein through the Baye Foundation to help connect the electronic health records of patients who receive care in the dental and medical clinics operated by ARCW.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked Lawrence University 96th of the country’s 2,100 four-year, not-for-profit, public and private colleges by naming Lawrence one of the best-valued private colleges in its list of 2014 top private universities and top 100 liberal arts colleges.

Jet Air Signature Select added a new 34,000-square-foot hangar at its facility located at 1921 Airport Drive in Green Bay. This new hangar will offer aircraft storage, complete aircraft refurbishment, and avionics installation and repair.

The Door County Community Foundation grew by 21 percent in one year. The Community Foundation’s assets exceed $10 million vs. $4 million from 2009. About $2 million was distributed as grants to non-profits and scholarships to local students since 2009.

Wisconsin Business Development awarded Jagemann Stamping Company with the 2013 Small Business Achievement Award. It was selected based on commitment to customers, employees and local community and for recent sales and employment growth.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. raised $61,000 in 2013 for United Way, surpassing its combined corporate and employee campaign goal of $50,000. This is a 66 percent increase from 2012.

Woodside Senior Communities selected Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction Inc. to renovate and expand its senior living campus at 1040 Pilgrim Way in Green Bay. This $15 million project has two phases. Phase 1 is a design and construction of a new 20-unit memory care assisted living facility and the renovation of portions of a skilled nursing area. Phase 2 adds a fully outfitted rehabilitation center, an addition to and renovation of a skilled nursing facility (24 units) and construction of a new primary entrance to the campus.

R.A. Smith National is now part of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Green Tier Program. Green Tier encourages a collaborative approach to environmental performance between the DNR and Wisconsin businesses.

U.S. Oil, Roehl Transport and H.M.D. Trucking partnered on a GAIN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station in Indiana. The area is an important east-west freight carrier route in the Midwest.

ExacTech Inc. added a new, heavy-duty HNK Model HFB 150 CNC ram/floor horizontal boring and milling machine to its 91,000-square-foot heavy fabrication operation in Sturgeon Bay. It has been operating since early September to increase capacity and versatility in daily operations.

Alliance Construction & Design completed a new 7,100-square-foot town hall for the Town of Lawrence at 2400 Shady Court.

KI CEO Dick Resch made a $100,000 donation to improve the Resch Family East River Trail in Allouez. The donation will allow the trail to be widened and resurfaced.

Moody’s Investors Service assigned Outagamie County the highest bond rating of AAA for the fourth consecutive year. This rating puts the county in a position to affordably finance the relocation and upgrade of a hanger at the Outagamie County Regional Airport that has been slated for lease to the Bemis Company.

1st National Bank was ranked third in the American Banker and Best Companies Group’s Best Banks to Work For. It was recognized for its Team Day, Dream Team Days and an emphasis on mutual support and relationship building.

AT&T is opening more than 80 new jobs. The positions will be primarily focused on AT&T U-verse technicians as a result of AT&T’s continued investment to support its fast-growing TV service.

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. received top tier recognition by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings of more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region. Godfrey & Kahn ranked Tier 2 in the National category and Tier 1 in Metropolitan Rankings for Green Bay.

Washington Monthly ranked St. Norbert College at 32 in “America’s Best Bang for the Buck” rankings of the 1,572 liberal arts colleges. St. Norbert received this ranking for helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce/Network Health Holiday Parade awarded five organizations for their creativity: Lakeside Animal Hospital won the Grand Marshall’s Award; Lourdes Academy won the Children’s Award; 4imprint won the Chancellor’s Award; Downtown Oshkosh Business Improvement District won the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Award; and Boys and Girls Club/NASH-FM were honored with the Mayor’s Award.

Gravity DSN won five 2013 American Graphic Design Awards sponsored by Graphic Design USA Magazine (GD USA). The designs recognized include: The Agnesian HealthCare Community Benefit brochure and Know & Go print ads; STF Seasonings Engine House 19 seasoning mix labels; Wenz Home Furniture Outdoor Billboards and Gravity DSN business cards.

The Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery & Pregnancy, S.C. is a new clinic that opened in Neenah in October, specializing in women’s health care within Northeast Wisconsin.

Legato Healthcare Marketing of Green Bay received seven Awards of Excellence and one Award of Merit at the 2013 Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society (WHPRMS) Communications Review.