Business on the Move – December 2015

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The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce presented the following business awards during The Event: John Bergstrom and Richard “Dick” Bergstrom, Bergstrom Corporation, Business Hall of Fame; Jon Stellmacher, Thrivant Financial, Gus A. Zehlke Distinguished Service Award; Tony Busch, Priora Cash Flow Management, Joyce Bytof Exceptional Mentor Award; Lisa Cruz, Red Shoes PR, Athena Leadership Award; Brian Gottlieb, Tundraland, Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Les Van Ornum, Merchants’ Choice Card Services, The Champion of the Chamber Award; and Robyn Gruner, AT&T–Young Professional of the Year Award.

The following people received awards at Greater Green Bay
Chamber’s annual dinner:
Patrick Hopkins, Imaginasium, Daniel Whitney Award; Terry Trantow, US Bank, Athena Award; and Master Fleet LLC, Inc. won the Excellence
in Business Award.

Ahern recently added fire alarm monitoring to the company’s line of facility fire protection services. The new services will include features that ensure quick response and comprehensive facility safety, including 24/7 monitoring.

The Door County Community Foundation awarded a sustainability grant from the Education Fund to Crossroads at Big Creek. The grant provides financial support for installation of cabinetry in the new, lower level learning space. Crossroads at Big Creek is a 125-acre preserve that provides first-hand lifelong learning.

Community First Credit Union broke ground for a new home office/branch in the Town of Menasha. The new building will occupy an undeveloped parcel northwest of
U.S. 10 and County CB. Construction is to be complete in spring 2017 and 250 employees from the current home office will relocate to the new 120,000 square-foot facility.

Employees with The Stephenson National Bank & Trust donated $1,000 and a truckload of non-perishable food to the St. Vincent de Paul Marinette food pantry.

ThedaCare is one of 10 health care systems in the nation participating in a national cardiovascular patient study. SMARTCare, a new care management system for patients with stable heart disease, is designed to improve the quality of care for patients while lowering overall costs.

School Specialty announced it will be showcasing a variety of furniture and equipment offerings for the 21st Century Classroom at the Market Association’s EDspaces conference. School Specialty is a distributor of supplies, furniture and both curriculum and supplemental learning resources to the education marketplace.

A new recycling compactor was installed in Green Bay. Brown County Resource Recovery is streamlining the recycling process by using this new compactor, which will increase the amount each transfer trailer can carry. It’s estimated that loads will increase from 14 tons to 24 tons and will reduce trucking and fuel costs by $100,000 a year. Brown County invested $404,000 into the facility expansion and compactor installation, while Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago partners contributed $158,000. No tax levy dollars were used.

While there was a strong increase in cement, September tonnage for the Port of Green Bay was down. Port officials say the main cause of the lower tonnage numbers continues to be timing of delivery and water levels. The monthly tonnage report showed about 243,000 metric tons came through the port, which was a decrease of about 8,100 metric tons compared to last year. Year-to-date tonnage also remains down 10 percent.

Health & Wellness Family Care opened its new family practice center at Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology. The center opened its doors this year and provides birth to end-of-life patient care in Northeast Wisconsin.

Great Place to Work recognized Oshkosh-based 4imprint as one of the top 25 medium-sized companies to work for in the United States. The company ranks fourth on the list and is one of three companies from Wisconsin.

RR Donnelley & Sons Company announced it has acquired Courier Advisory Group, a Tampa, Fla.-based provider of managed delivery services that includes third-party logistics, scheduled and on-demand delivery and other services.

Four radio stations in the Manitowoc-Two Rivers broadcast market will now be under the ownership of one company. The Federal Communication Commission approved the sale of WCUB-AM and WLTU-FM from Cub Radio, Inc. to Seehafer Broadcasting Corporation of Manitowoc. The transaction became official Nov. 1.

Hamann Construction Company recently began building an 8,575- square-foot facility for Chilton Truck and Auto Repair. Located in Chilton, the new business will house a full-service auto and semi-truck repair shop along with rental office space. The project is expected to be completed in early January.

Sartori Company is celebrating two years of partnership with the Milwaukee Admirals to support the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Inc, or MACC Fund. The fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research into pediatric cancer and related blood disorders. For each Admirals power play, Sartori will make a charitable donation to the organization and the Admirals will match the final donation amount.

Great Northern StrataGraph received six awards, including a Gold Award and five Excellence awards, in the Carton Competition held by the Paperboard Packaging Council. As a leader in engineering packaging solutions, StrataGraph’s gold-winning package was the “Titleist 2 Dozen Promo Kit.” The package’s heavy duty construction held multiple components such as two dozen golf balls and various promotional items.

Werner Electric Supply was named to the 2016 Internet Retailer Top 300 list, which ranks the top companies in B2B e-commerce. Werner Electric Supply provides automation, electrical and data communication products and services to a wide range of industrial, commercial and construction customers.

Dutchland Plastics of Oostburg won the 2015 Association of Rotational Molders Product of the Year award for its product, the Ice Breaker. The Ice Breaker is an ice merchandiser that offers 24/7 self-service, credit card functionality and remote access for inventory control.

Santa Clara County of California selected The Boldt Co. to take over the Valley Medical Center. Boldt is currently conducting assessment of the project and determining a cost to finish the troubled medical center. Turner Construction began the $300 million project in 2009, but design and other changes have increased the construction costs to $380 million, bringing the total project costs to
$474 million.

American Digital Cartography, Inc. of Appleton released ADC WorldMap Digital Atlas v7.2. ADC is a leader in providing comprehensive, current and seamless geographic data for the entire earth. The upgrade features a new layer called the World Nations Line layer which contains boundary lines for each individual country worldwide.

H.J. Martin and Son was honored as a “Top Performer” in Armstrong commercial luxury vinyl tile at the Starnet 2015 Fall Membership Meeting, which was held in Boston. The company ranked among the top 10 companies nationally for 2015 sales growth in luxury vinyl tile. H.J. Martin and Son is a specialty contractor with services in residential and commercial flooring, doors and fixture installation.

Faith Technologies has been recognized as “Best Electrician” as part of the Post-Crescent’s 2015 Best of the Valley Readers’ Choice Awards. This year marks the 11th consecutive year the company has received this recognition. Faith Technologies is an electrical, engineering and technology systems contractor with more than 2,000 employees.

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah was awarded the 2015 Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass Institutional Award. Each year the AACG selects an organization to be honored for its contributions to the contemporary glass movement. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass received an unrestricted grant from
the alliance.

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group announced the opening of a Brillion office. The new office is a temporary location while a permanent office space is secured. With the addition, The Real Estate Group has 18 locations with over 400 sales associates in northeast and central Wisconsin.

Keller Planners, Architects and Builders will design and build a 17,000-square-foot battery storage facility for Interstate Battery. The company will also design and build a 35,000-square-foot showroom, office and production facility for Tri City Glass and Door. Keller is a design/build general contractor with offices in the Fox Cities, Madison, Milwaukee and Wausau.

Kondex Corporation received its fourth consecutive Pillar of the Industry Award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers for its I Make America campaign. The campaign is led by AEM and aims to strengthen manufacturing policies
and job creation. Kondex is a manufacturer of cutting and wear-resistant components.

Moraine Park Technical College ranked ninth in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Career and Technical Colleges 2016. The list, comprised of 20 schools, recognizes career and technical colleges for their commitment to educating and providing opportunities to America’s veterans.

Thrivent Financial became the latest investor of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership. The collaboration of dedicated private
and public investors plays a crucial role in the delivery of the regional partnership’s programs and services.

Investors Community Bank announced it will support the development of the Wisconsin Education Center with a gift of $250,000. The proposed facility, located in Manitowoc County, will educate visitors about where their food comes from in a state-of-the-art agricultural education center.

Faith Technologies received the 2015 Healthiest Employer Award from the Milwaukee Business Journal. The company was recognized for its efforts to continuously engage employees in health-related initiatives including health risk assessments and programs highlighting physical activities.