Business on the Move – June 2015

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 :: People and Business on the Move
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Enspire365, Appleton, will take over the lease and renovate the former Overstock Furniture building at 4876 W. Lawrence St., Grand Chute. Enspire365 will invest $200,000 in equipment and renovations of 7,750 square feet, which will include 5,000 square feet for one basketball/volleyball court, home to the Wisconsin Blaze, a Christian Amateur Athletic Union team for boys’ and girls’ basketball and volleyball.

Two Northeast Wisconsin businesses were named as finalists in the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Main Street Makeover Contest: Schroeder’s Department Store, a fourth-generation business in Two Rivers that was founded 1891; and The Bagelmeister, a sandwich shop and bakery in Fond du Lac. St. Norbert College received the Wisconsin Main Street award for Best New Building for the recently completed Gehl-Mulva Science Center. St. Norbert shared the award with Miron Construction Co., Inc. and Performa Inc.

The Packers announced they will team up with FanDuel, a leader in one-day fantasy sports, and feature the service inside Lambeau Field, on Packers.com and on a variety of other Packers media channels throughout the 2015 season.

Candeo Creative doubled in size after absorbing most of the staff of eBiz Results, which closed. The marketing and advertising agency has moved to 146 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, filling the space vacated by DealerFire.

J. J. Keller named Lakeside Packaging Plus Inc., Neenah, its 2015 Supplier of the Year. The company also issued Supplier Excellence Awards to Veritiv Corporation, Orion Labels LLC, Midwest Textile Manufacturing Corporation, BPI Color and Saunders Manufacturing Company.

Werner Electric Supply, an electrical supply distributer, began construction of its 250,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and regional distribution center in Grand Chute. Set to open in 2016, the new building is expected to create nearly 100 jobs during the next five years.

Davis & Kuelthau, S.C. moved its Oshkosh office to a new location to accommodate its team growth. After more than 15 years in the Oshkosh Office Center building downtown, the firm is now located in a newly renovated space in the Universal Business Park,  2905 Universal St.

The Boldt Company’s corporate headquarters received a LEED “Silver” designation for existing buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Boldt Company is a nationwide leader in sustainable construction and has provided leadership on 67 LEED-certified projects.

School Specialty, Inc. was honored during a “welcome home” ceremony at a renovated house in Hortonville for its donations to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Construction is underway for Northeast Wisconsin Food Bank in Little Chute, a project of  Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. The 40,000-square-foot facility will increase services to 200 partner hunger relief programs.

Great Lakes Calcium, a custom mineral processor, changed its name to GLC Minerals, LLC. The rebranding includes the launch of GLC Integrated Services, a trans-load company serving Wisconsin’s dairy industry, and Hurlbut Holdings, Inc., the parent holding company for GLC Minerals, and GLC Integrated Services.

EDCi IT Services LLC changed its name to Excelion Partners to reflect the company’s strategic focus, expertise and ownership separation from the parent corporation. Greg Oppermann purchased the division from EDCi in 2014.

Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C., a Green Bay law firm, received the John and Meredith Rose Award from the Greater Green Bay Chamber Leadership Green Bay program.

The Door County Economic Development Corporation named Jim Olson Automotive Group the winner of the Door County Industry of the Year Award during the DCEDC annual investors meeting.

H.J. Martin & Son received a bronze 2015 Starnet Environmental Stewardship Award during the Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership annual meeting. The company also won the bronze award in the education category of the annual Starnet Design Awards.

Faith Technologies, an engineering and technology systems contractor, was named one of 10 winners for the Milwaukee Business Journal’s inaugural HR Awards. Faith Technologies was chosen in the “small private companies (less than $50 million)” category.

Lake Mills Elementary School, built by Miron Construction Co., Inc., was designated a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Miron also announced it was partnering with McMahon Group and Symbiont to build a wastewater pre-treatment plant for Land O’ Lakes in Kiel. The Neenah-based company recently received industry awards for three projects: Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement Projects (Phase II), St. Norbert College Gehl-Mulva Science Center & Medical College of Wisconsin in De Pere and the New Holland Pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, as well as awards for its industry-related social media efforts. Miron completed construction of a 12,351-square-foot, $3.3 million project for the Howard-Suamico School District.

Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay, was named one of the iVantage HEALTHSTRONG Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S.

The Society for Human Resource Management recently awarded the Wisconsin State Council SHRM an Excel Gold Award for its accomplishments in 2014, including hosting a successful state conference with more than 1,000 attendees.

Fitch Ratings affirmed Thrivent Financial’s AA (Very Strong) rating, the third-highest of Fitch’s 19 categories, and has given the organization a positive outlook. Thrivent has also received an Excellence in Financial Literacy Education award for its Identity Theft workshop, taking top honors in the “Education Program of the Year-Adult Credit Category.”

Prospera Credit Union has been granted approval to expand its market area from four counties to seven. Prospera serves anyone living or working in Outagamie, Winnebago, Brown, Calumet, Waupaca, Manitowoc and Waushara counties; anyone who has taught or taken classes at Fox Valley Technical College or UW-Fox Valley; and employees of RR Donnelly and all its solely owned subsidiary companies; Printpac Acquisitions, Inc., and their family members.

Mid-America Real Estate-Wisconsin announced the following transaction: Agree Development, purchased Fox River Commons Shopping Center, 4705-4741 Grande Market Drive, Grand Chute.

Weidert Group was awarded a Bubbler Award for being among Wisconsin’s best places to work for young professionals. Weidert was one of 10 companies recognized and the only one from the Fox Valley.

A.C.E. Building Service completed a project for Parker Hannifin in Manitowoc that will help the manufacturer continue to develop a healthier workforce. The project involved construction of a new shower and locker room, including a handicap-accessible shower, toilet and locker facilities. The new area is an enhancement of the company’s existing fitness area and provides employees with more convenience while encouraging wellness.

The Advance Business & Manufacturing Center welcomed Love Your Life Hypnosis to the business incubation program, an offering of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.

Holy Family Memorial was named one of the 150 top places to work in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review, a health care reviewing body.

ACUITY, Sheboygan, was the national winner of the “We Love Our Workplace” video contest from Great Place to Work. As the 2015 grand prize winner, ACUITY earned $5,000 for the Homeless Veterans Initiative. The full 2015 video and ACUITY’s top-rated 2014 entry, “ZOMBACUITY,” are both available at www.acuity.com/careers.

The Appleton Education Foundation awarded its eighth annual Thomas G. Scullen Leadership Award to Gary A. Jahnke based on his leadership, collaboration and volunteer hours spent supporting students in the Appleton Area School District. Jahnke is the president and owner of Huzzard Systems, an Appleton-based application development and bar code integration company.

Keller Planners, Architects and Builders, announced two new projects: a 4,960-square-foot warehouse addition for Building Services Group in Little Chute; and a 5,800-square-foot office renovation for the Community Blood Center, 4406 West Spencer St., Appleton.

Community First Credit Union has made an ongoing $10,000 contribution in support of Progress Lakeshore’s mission of economic development and entrepreneurial training in the Manitowoc County area.

The Chamber of Marine Commerce retained Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc. to assist with public relations and outreach efforts in the United States.

Concordia University Wisconsin was ranked 49th by Best Colleges Online in its article “50 Most Affordable Online Colleges with High Graduation Rates 2015.”

Dollhouse Dance Factory signed an agreement to expand the dance school and relocate to a larger facility on Sheboygan’s south side, 3321 South Business Drive.

Members of RiverWood-Maritime Credit Union voted to merge with Fox Communities Credit Union, effective June 30. The two locations of RiverWood-Maritime, Two Rivers and Manitowoc, will experience no change.

Cerebral Palsy, Inc., a provider of specialized services for adults and children with disabilities, opened its Fox Cities Adult Day Services satellite CP Center, 1113 W. Kennedy Ave., Kimberly. The new CP Center satellite facility, modeled after CP’s Green Bay and Lakeshore Adult Day Services programs, offers functional skills training for adults in core program areas.

The Door County Community Foundation awarded We Are HOPE, Inc. a Sustainability Grant from the Education Fund. This grant provides one-to-one job coaching, training and education to assist individuals with disabilities in finding long-term employment.

The Paper Discovery Center has been awarded a $5,000 grant from SCA to support eight weeks of Summer Science and Fun. The Paper Discovery Center will be offering the 2015 Summer Science Series for eight weeks throughout the summer.

President and CEO Rob Cera and a group of Baylake Bank employees presented a check for $10,000 to Jon McGlocklin for the MACC fund. McGLocklin, a former Milwaukee Bucks player, is the co-founder and president of the MACC Fund.

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce graduated 24 local high school students from the 2015 Youth Leadership Oshkosh class: William Boehme, Julia Dudenas, Erin Flora and Jordyn Giese of Lourdes Academy; Lydia Gauthier, Joshua Hassman, Samuel Herkert, Armanni Lardydell, Kayla Leverance, Erin Neveau, Lillian Pech and Austin Trochinski of Oshkosh North High School; Beyann Alzoubi, Rachelle Braun, Bradley Brinkman, Ryan Brown, Ava Buechel, Natalie Haag, Nathan Kiraly and Luke Zangl of Oshkosh West High School; and Kayla Floyd, Jeffrey Heinen, Adam Olszewski and Katie Schiltz of Valley Christian School.