Business on the move – July 2014

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 :: People and Business on the Move
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ChemDesign Products of Marinette was selected as the 2014 Business of the Year at the annual Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce dinner and awards ceremony in May.

American Folklore Theatre in Egg Harbor will debut a new company name, Northern Sky Theater, in 2015. A name change has been part of the company’s long-range plan and is partially a tribute to co-founder Fred Alley’s ballad “Beneath the Northern Sky.”

The Community Blood Center is adding an 8,400-square-foot multi-purpose garage to accommodate the center’s fleet of mobile donor vehicles. The building, which is expected to be completed by fall, will be located on its campus in Appleton. Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc., which partnered with the center on the expansion of its main facility in 2009, will oversee the project.

Heid Music expanded its new location on Oneida Street in Green Bay. The updates feature redesigned classrooms, a larger “loud room” to test instruments and a modern layout.

Miron Construction Co., Inc. of Neenah made a $450,000 donation to the YMCA of the Fox Cities Growing Stronger Together Capital Campaign. Miron’s contribution will support efforts to upgrade and expand aging facilities to meet the current and future needs of the community.

Several New North companies received Business Friend of the Environment Awards from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. For Sustainability, New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus won in the small category; Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, in the medium category; and Expera Specialty Solutions, Kaukauna, in the large category. For Environmental Innovation, Badger Mining Corporation, Berlin, won in the small category; and Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, in the large category.

Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth, was honored in the 11th annual Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award banquet in Madison. The company won a special award called “Culture of Fun – Passion for Cheese.”

One Source Business Solutions opened its new location at 1539 N. 33rd Place, Sheboygan.

IEI General Contractors, Inc. of De Pere received the Acuity Safety Award from the Sheboygan-based property and casualty insurer. Acuity presents the award to businesses that are exemplary in helping ensure a safe workplace. IEI General Contractors has had no lost time due to injury since 2008.

Navitus Health Solutions, LLC, a pharmacy benefit management company with a campus in Appleton, received the top rating from the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute for overall customer satisfaction among pharmacy benefit managers that serve 20 million or fewer members. Navitus received an overall satisfaction score of 9.3 out of 10.

Simply Cremation opened on the corner of Broadway and Dousman streets in Green Bay.

The National Railroad Museum in Green Bay announced it is participating in the Blue Star Museums program to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel through Labor Day.

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Manitowoc County presented the Rising Star Award to Manitowoc Marina and KNM, LLC at its Excellence in Economic Development Awards & Recognition Breakfast in May. The Neighborhood Development Award was presented to the Allie family. This award recognizes innovative real estate development projects that serve as a catalyst for economic development. The Corporate Investment Award was presented to Jagemann Stamping. The Economic Accelerator of the Year Award was presented to David Less, lead planner for the City of Manitowoc.

Gold Cross Ambulance Service of Menasha received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline STEMI Systems of Care EMS Silver Level Recognition Award. Code STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) is a process to treat heart attack patients within the first 90 minutes of an attack. Holy Family Memorial received the Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association.

Coalesce Marketing and Design in Appleton provided marketing assistance to three Fox Valley non-profit organizations during its 24-hour marketing and design workathon in May. For one 24-hour period, Coalesce’s eight employees worked non-stop to create marketing materials and creative deliverables for the three organizations. Coalesce provided services to Spierings Cancer Foundation, COTS, Inc., and Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade of the Fox Valley.

A.C.E. Building Service recently broke ground at Abundant Life Church at 1969 Roosevelt Ave. in Two Rivers for a 1,700-square-foot education wing. A.C.E. also served as contractor for the existing building, which was constructed in 2002.

Acuity was named to the Ten Great Workplaces for Millennials list, produced by Great Place to Work, Fortune’s partner for the 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

Cal-Ray Inc. in Oshkosh has been named as Shimadzu Medical Systems USA’s official distributor for Shimadzu products and services in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Cal-Ray provides medical imaging products and services and will sell Shimadzu’s entire product portfolio of X-ray and fluoroscopy systems.

Bertram’s Jams, Jellies and More in Sheboygan opened its new storefront at 1112 Michigan Ave.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) awarded a $100,000 grant to the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce for the Chamber’s Advance Microloan Program for startup and early-stage companies throughout the region. The new funding will be targeted specifically for technology-based businesses.

Fox Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (FVSHRM) received the 2013 EXCEL Silver Award from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The Fond du Lac Association of Commerce announced official openings of: Hardee’s, 759 W. Johnson St.; Emergency Fire & Water Restoration, 207 N. Main St.; and Remedy Staffing, 484 W. Johnson St.

Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders, a design/build general contractor with offices in the Fox Cities, will build a new branch for First National Bank-Fox Valley at 835 West Northland Ave. in Appleton. Construction was to begin mid-June and is expected to be completed in November. Other Keller projects include a remodel of Gill Liquor’s existing 3,800 square foot facility at 1117 South Commercial St. in Neenah. Construction began in June and is expected to be completed in August. Keller also will remodel Bellevue Family Dentistry at 1401 Kingston Terrace in Green Bay. Construction is expected to be completed this month. Additionally, Keller was awarded a 2013 Projects of Distinction award from the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin. The company won a silver award in the Commercial Construction Category for West Prairie Dental in Sun Prairie.

Cold Country Vines & Wines in Kewaunee held its grand opening in May. The winery is one of Wisconsin’s largest with 8,400 vines on 15 acres.

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) selected SPARK, the physical education brand of School Specialty, Inc. of Greenville, as a 2014 PCFSN Community Leadership Award honoree. The Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) provides curricula and training to improve standard PE and health-related activities.

Orion Energy Systems of Manitowoc has been selected as a finalist in the Innovative category for the 2014 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards for its energy efficient LED troffer retrofit technology. The awards recognize an emerging technology with the potential to transform the energy efficiency market. Winners will be announced Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C.

ThedaCare, Appleton; Agnesian HealthCare, Fond du Lac; and Holy Family Memorial, Manitowoc were named to Becker’s Healthcare’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare list.

The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation $150,000 Cash Raffle fundraiser for the Samaritan Health Clinic raised $107,000 for the clinic. The foundation has helped to raise more than $1.5 million over 18 years to provide patients in financial need with important basic health services, medications and urgent dental needs.

The Allouez Business Association (ABA) awarded 2014 Excellence in Business Awards in May to Amenity Dental Care in the small business category and Webster Avenue Market in the large business category.