Business on the Move – November 2013

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 :: People and Business on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Cypress Benefit Administrators, headquartered in Appleton, was named a 2013 Business of the Year in the Service category by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Cypress also was listed on Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list, ranking No. 38 in terms of growth for the Top 100 Insurance Companies in the United States. Cypress grew 54 percent during the last three years and added 34 new jobs. Cypress was also ranked No. 65 on the list among the Top 100 Wisconsin Companies and is the only third party administrator in the state to make the Inc. list. Additionally, Cypress received the Gold Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America for its wellness efforts within its workplace.

Digital marketing agency Stellar Blue Web Design LLC launched a custom website for the newVoices, a local choir group formerly known as White Heron Chorale at

ThedaCare is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – the first in Wisconsin – giving local ThedaCare-aligned physicians direct access to Mayo Clinic experts and clinical resources. ThedaCare also won a Platinum Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America and the Wellness Council of Wisconsin after receiving the maximum points for categories in creating cohesive wellness teams, collecting data to drive health efforts, creating supportive and healthy environments for employees and evaluating outcomes. Additionally, the Theda Clark Medical Center’s Trauma Center was recently verified as a Level II trauma center for the sixth year. The Level II verification is a national program by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma, and Theda Clark is one of only eight Level II trauma centers in Wisconsin. The Trauma Center at Theda Clark serves 10 counties in the New North region.

Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. relocated its Green Bay offices to 300 N. Broadway.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay was ranked No. 65 in the “Best Regional Universities — Midwest” category of the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list. The college ranked 66 last year and 78 the year prior. Before 2011, UW-Green Bay was listed in the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” category.

Agnesian HealthCare’s Cancer Center in Fond du Lac is the first health care system to test Xofigo, or Radium 223, a new radiation treatment technology that accurately tracks and adjusts for metastatic prostate cancer tumor movements with sub-millimeter accuracy.

The Wisconsin Hearing Service in Green Bay has joined the EarQ Network, allowing Wisconsin Hearing Service to participate in exclusive nationwide programs, including education and discount programs with member organizations such as the NFL Players Association, the National Basketball Retired Players Association and the NHL Alumni Association.

Appleton’s Stone Cellar Brewpub announced a new, full-service banquet hall operation and partnership with Riverview Gardens called Stone Cellar at Riverview Gardens. The new enterprise specializes in weddings, special events and holiday parties.

Since May 2013, H.J. Martin and Son, Inc. has installed 50,000 square feet of transparent glass on the new corporate headquarters and research center of the Schreiber Foods exterior building in Downtown Green Bay. There is an additional 7,000 square feet of interior glazing work left to complete within the 250,000-square foot structure.

The Global Education & Services department at Fox Valley Technical College offers a new certificate in teaching English as a foreign language.

The Life Preserver Wellness Shop has moved into the Door County Business Development Center, which is the small business incubator operated and managed by the Door County Economic Development Corporation. The shop offers nutritional supplements, natural remedies and chemical-free personal care products.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP was named one of the 2013 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Baker Tilly offers its employees paid adoption leave for new parents and financial reimbursement for a portion of the expenses related to adoption.

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW) opened a new Donation Express on Northland Avenue in Appleton. The new Northland Donation Express will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

For the 10th consecutive year, Acuity in Sheboygan is ranked in the InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States.. InformationWeek recognized ACUITY for its ACUITY File Exchange (FLEX) solution that allows a mobile Acuity employee to create digital content of a loss or risk, tag it with a policy or claim number, and automatically upload it to the insurer’s content management system.

The Green Bay Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) announced Legato Healthcare Marketing as its newest corporate partner. Legato in Green Bay was selected because of its success in helping Wisconsin rural hospitals grow patient volumes, profits and market share despite the challenges posed by health care reform.

Ledgeview Partners LLC has been named to Microsoft’s 2013 Inner Circle of the top 2 percent of the most strategic partners with sales achievements that rank the company in the highest echelon of the Microsoft Dynamics global network of partners. It was also awarded the 2013 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club award for representing the top 5 percent of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide and recognized as 2013 CRM Online Partner of the Year-Central Region.

U.S. Venture has received the prestigious Gold Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America for its commitment to the health and well-being of its associates through worksite health promotion.

Quality Medical Management, a Marinette County company, was one of 17 Upper Midwest companies selected to present science and technology-based products and research at the Milwaukee Resource Rendezvous event. The company is developing an interactive symptom engagement system to gather and measure patients’ symptoms and services.

Faith Technologies was recently announced a silver winner of the ninth annual Health at Work Awards sponsored by ComPsych. Winners were selected based on their wellness program’s innovation in delivery, promotion and participation levels and results achieved.

Delta Air Lines is adding a second daily non-stop flight starting April 1 between Green Bay and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, departing Atlanta at 2:55 p.m. and arriving in Green Bay after 4 p.m.

The Fond du Lac Association of Commerce announced the opening of several businesses: Buffalo Wild Wings, Philly’s on the Miracle Mile, Beadalotta LLC, and The Spice Crate.

Futurity First Insurance Group opened a new branch office at 300 N. Broadway in Green Bay.

Big Rig Chrome Shop opened a new 18,000-square-foot retail and warehouse facility in Oshkosh, moving from its Manitowoc location.

Network Health introduced the member ID card app to allow members to access ID cards on the Web. The app allows members to email or fax their card via their smartphones to the doctor’s office.

Social Innovation Leadership Experience participants received $45,000 grants through the Basic Needs Giving Partnership, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Greater Green Bay Area Community Foundation and Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. announced that Shantui Investment Co. Ltd. has terminated its agreement with Manitowoc Crane Group Asia Pte Ltd. to enter into a joint venture contract with Manitowoc Dong Yue Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. Manitowoc also participated in the 21st Annual Deutsche Bank Leveraged Finance Conference in Arizona. Dean J. Nolden and Steven C. Khail presented an update on Manitowoc’s strategies and growth initiatives.

Fox Communities Credit Union opened a new 4,400-square-foot location at 411 S. Military Avenue in Green Bay.

Prolamina Corporation opened a new 250,000-square foot manufacturing facility in Neenah.

Nsight Telservices fiber network expansion in the Fox Cities is expected to be complete by 2014 and will serve more businesses in Kaukauna, Little Chute, Kimberly, Appleton, Menasha and Neenah.

VibeTech Inc. has completed U.S. FDA registration and listing for the VibeTech One product, which aims to restore strength and function to mobility-impaired patients and others with a deficit in weight-bearing physical activity.

The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, in partnership with other Greater Green Bay Community Foundation donors, awarded eight grants worth more than $51,000 to local non-profit programs.

Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc showed two yachts at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Red Shoes PR Inc. opened its new 2,900-square-foot corporate office space at 400 N. Richmond Street in Appleton at the former Richmond Terrace commercial space, where 30,000 square feet of office and retail space remains available.

Cellcom launched the free myCellcom app for iPhone and Android devices, which allows users to access and monitor their account information.

KI was named one of the country’s top innovators in business technology by InformationWeek magazine for the sixth consecutive year. The 2013 InformationWeek 500 Report is the annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology.

Door Peninsula Technical Support Services opened in the Door County Business Development Center. The center is home to 19 businesses with 55 full-time equivalent employees. As of Oct. 1, the center had about 4,800 square feet of light manufacturing space available.

Wipfli LLP launched a website to aid businesses and health care providers as they seek guidance and interpretations of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The website includes tools for employers and providers alike to meet the compliance requirements of health care reform. To view the website, visit

Link Computing Solutions opened at 900 W. 9th Avenue in Oshkosh and offers services for personal computing and business applications. The company provides Link Connect, a remote monitoring and management package that allows employees to monitor, diagnose, report and assist customers in real time.

Hawkins Ash CPAs LLP opened at 1 E. Waldo Boulevard in Manitowoc.

UW-Green Bay signed two new partnership agreements with Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee and Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee. The new partnerships join existing partnerships between the Adult Degree Program and Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Northcentral Technical College in Wausau and Nicolet College in Rhinelander. Additionally, UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs and Environmental Management and Business Institute received a $150,000 Career Ready Internship Initiative grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. The grants will be used to create and offer paid internships for juniors and seniors who don’t receive enough financial aid.

The Capitol Civic Centre completed a renovation project at the historic theater at 913 S. 8th St. in Manitowoc.

Catalpa Health raised more than $175,000 in the Race for a Reason. Catalpa is one of the Fox Valley’s mental health clinics and provides mental health, wellness and preventative services to children and teens.

Ministry Door County Medical Center’s rehab services received an Outcomes Excellence Certificate from Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes Inc. for four consecutive quarter profile-reporting periods.

Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. completed its $175 million recapitalization. AnchorBank’s capital levels exceed the thresholds for a “well capitalized” bank under applicable regulatory guidelines and are among the highest capital ratios of banks in Wisconsin. AnchorBank has 55 offices located in Wisconsin.