Businesses On the move l September

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 :: Business on the move
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Wellness Pathways, a small group wellness program of Network Health Plan, expanded its eligibility to include groups with up to 100 enrolled employees. Wellness Pathways was launched more than a year ago. It is supported by clinically based biometric and positive behavioral data to define measureable benchmarks. Groups with members reaching these easy-to-understand benchmarks will qualify for a

wellness reward equal to 10 percent

of their premium.

Insight Creative Inc. of Green Bay received the 2011 Special Accomplishment Award from the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Insight managed the marketing, public relations, promotions, donor relations and other tasks during ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project, which was built in Neenah by Lexington Homes.

Paddington Station Inc., an alternative to the acute care setting for respirator-dependent children in Allouez, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

A Manitowoc Crane 16000 fitted with the new wind attachment is erecting 204 turbine towers on a wind farm at La Ventosa, in the Juchitán District of Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca. This is the first 16000 with a wind attachment in Mexico.

The Women’s Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation reached the $2 million fund mark.

Ariens Company of Brillion announced its Norwegian power equipment distributor, Søvde, acquired Norwegian aftermarket parts distributor, Norpower Parts, located in Aurskog, Norway.

The Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) received the gold winner award in the Best Economic Development Agency category at Corporate Report Wisconsin’s 7th annual Best of Wisconsin Business Awards.

Promotional Designs Inc. of Green Bay received a three-year contract worth $4.5 million from the City of Dallas to provide apparel and uniforms to 15 non-public safety departments.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized the following Affinity Medical Group clinics – Koeller Street Family Medicine, Jackson Street/Parkway Internal Medicine and Jackson Street Family Medicine – for their medical home models.

Schenck SC of Appleton received the 2011 Best Accounting Firm in Wisconsin Award from Corporate Report Wisconsin. The firm was also the platinum award winner in the premier “Best of Wisconsin Business” competition in the best accounting firm category and received a silver award in the best financial services firm category.

The Salvation Army of Brown County received a gold rating for its social services programming from the Salvation Army Central Territory command. The gold star comes with a $2,000 grant to be used for staff training.

Total Relocation Services, a Mayflower Van Lines agent in Green Bay, was recognized by the company for meeting all 10 Standards of Performance put forward by the moving industry.

The new Brown County Culinary Kitchen’s website – available at bcculinarykitchen.org – offers several features, including information on what the kitchen incubator offers, how to get started using the kitchen (including application), photos and other details on the kitchen, and a “Who’s in the Kitchen” section through which clients can share business information, contact information and even a link to their own websites.

Limelite Premium Fusion Drink – which was developed by Appleton-based T-D Innovations and profiled in the April issue of Insight – is expanding its reach. The drink is now available at a variety of retail stores including Sendiks, Pick ‘n Save, Copps and Open Pantry. Limelite was already sold at Woodman’s, Piggly Wiggly, Festival Foods, Express Convenience Center and Miller Park in Milwaukee.

The Keller family of Neenah recently reached a philanthropic milestone — $30 million in giving — by giving a $50,000 grant to the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry.To mark the milestone, the J. J. Keller Foundation provided an additional $30,000 grant to the pantry.

The Mercy Health Foundation of Oshkosh received a $40,000 grant to support the Affinity Health System’s integrative medicine program.

The J. F. Ahern Co. of Fond du Lac recently surpassed its goal of servicing or installing 50,000 fire extinguishers throughout Wisconsin, and is on track to complete 130,000 extinguisher maintenance inspections by year end.

ThedaCare was named to the “100 Most Wired” hospitals and health systems list for the 10th consecutive year by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the journal of the American Hospital Association. The Appleton health care organization is only one of seven in the state and the only health care system based in Northeast Wisconsin to win this award.

Master Fleet LLC of Green Bay expanded its one-call emergency roadside assistance program for semi-tractors, trailers and straight trucks nationwide. All fleets nationwide will be able to receive service through its Roadside Assistance brand.

Ledgeview Partners LLC, which specializes in customer relationship products and services, moved into a 10,000-square-foot office space at 14 Tri Park Way in Appleton.

Avastone Technologies LLC of Little Chute was named to the 2011 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club.

Dave Talo and John Mathison teamed up to open Flavor 8 Bottling LLC in New London. Flavor 8 Soda Pop will be sold by the case in 8-ounce returnable glass bottles. It is a sugar-sweetened soda that does not have high fructose corn syrup or caffeine. The soda is sold at local, independent liquor stores, grocers and food stores throughout Northeastern Wisconsin as well as at its production facility during the regular business day.

Hometown Bank of Fond du Lac was among the top Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders in the State of Wisconsin during the SBA’s fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2010, as well as through the first seven months of this fiscal year. Hometown Bank received approval for 32 SBA loans in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2010, ranking it first for locally chartered banks in the State of Wisconsin.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. of Neenah and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans of Appleton were named to the Ward Group’s top 50 performing insurance companies.

Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders of Kaukauna is building a 16,800-square-foot addition for Oliver & Andres LLP. Located on Northridge Drive in Kaukauna, the addition will more than double the size of the facility, which was built in 2002 and expanded in 2005.

Camera Corner/Connecting Point in Green Bay received a Microsoft Growth Partner of the Year Award.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has reaffirmed its three-year accreditation status of excellent for Network Health Plan of Menasha. The accreditation is based on a voluntary review of how a health plan ensures that its members are receiving high quality care.

A $50,000 grant from the New York City-based Henry Luce Foundation will support the development of new Lawrence University courses, study-abroad opportunities and collaborative research projects in China. The new Sustainable China: Integrating Culture, Conservation and Commerce program will utilize the resources of the university’s current East Asian Studies and Environmental Studies programs and provide students an opportunity to examine economic growth, environmental sustainability and a shifting cultural landscape facing China.

Beverly Capital LLC recently purchased American Prosthetic Components Inc., a leading Green Bay-based medical device manufacturer. American Prosthetic Components is one of only 13 manufacturers in the world to produce lower-extremity prosthetic feet and components. The company developed its own proprietary technology and all manufacturing is done by the company. Michael Curtis, one of the founders of the company, will continue as president and help guide continued expansion. Beverly Capital, LLC is a Chicago-based company that focuses on investments in health care-related companies.

The owners and staff of Rajek, Grimm & Associates, a Wausau-based CPA firm, have joined Schenck SC. Rajek, Grimm & Associates provided accounting and tax services to family-owned and privately-held companies throughout central Wisconsin. Schenck now serves clients from nine locations in Wisconsin.

Checker Logistics Inc. of Neenah received the ACUITY Insurance Outstanding Fleet Safety Award for ensuring a safe workplace.

QuickStart Inc. in Menasha now has referral relationships with Great Lakes Asset Corporation and Business Lending Partners, which are both Wisconsin-based certified development companies specializing in SBA 504 financing. QuickStart specializes in SBA 7(a) packaging services for financial institutions throughout Wisconsin.

Wipfli LLP ranks fifth nationwide in total assets under management among CPA firms offering financial planning and investment advisory services, according to a new report. Wipfli was the only Wisconsin firm among the top five.

Navitus Health Solutions LLC signed a contract to partner with Sterling Life Insurance Company to provide additional client Medicare Part D solutions. Together, Navitus and Sterling now offer Navitus MedicareRx, a national Self-Funded Employer PDP Employer Group Waiver Plan (EGWP) + Wrap solution.

WOW Logistics in Appleton was named to SupplyChainBrain magazine’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners.

U.S. Bank recently opened a new full-service branch at 3300 E. Calumet St., Appleton.

Bergstrom Automotive purchased Gustman GMC of Green Bay and will move its Bergstrom Cadillac and Used Car Superstore from its Ramada Way location to the Gustman site on Taylor Street in Howard. The new dealership is called Bergstrom Cadillac GMC of Green Bay. As part of the transaction, Gustman will add Buick and GMC vehicles at its Kaukauna dealership. Neenah-based Bergstrom Automotive owns 30 facilities around the state representing more than 35 brands of vehicles.

N.E.W. Results LLC joined the Advance Business Center’s business incubation program in Green Bay. N.E.W. Results provides services including website design/development, consulting services, computer repair and content management.

Tru-Fire, the world’s largest archery release manufacturer, is building a new 17,900-square-foot office and warehouse in Fond du Lac. Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders of Kaukauna is the designer and general contractor for the project, which will be completed in December.

A unique two-blade wind turbine has been installed in the Town of Clayton. The Scottish-built Gaia turbine was installed by Kettle View Renewable Energy of Random Lake. This is the first two-bladed turbine installed in Wisconsin.

The Advance Business Center incubator in Green Bay has added a LifeSize video conferencing mobile unit. A state grant received by the Wisconsin Incubation Association helped provide the new equipment to the Green Bay incubator and eight others in Wisconsin. The new unit has the in-house capability to connect up to four video conferencing units simultaneously and tenants will be able to use the equipment to connect with potential associates and clients anywhere in the world at no cost.

The Bemis Company Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bemis Company Inc. in Neenah, donated $221,228 to non-profit organizations during its second quarter. In the Fox Valley, Bemis donated $151,400. Fox Valley grants of $5,000 or more include: Fox Valley food pantries and food banks, $55,400; CAP Services Inc. of Appleton, $5,000; CHAPS Academy of Shiocton, $5,000; Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services Inc. of Oshkosh, $10,000; Emergency Shelter Fox Valley in Appleton $40,000; NAMI Fox Valley in Appleton, $5,000; Special Olympics of the Fox Valley, $5,000; and St. Joseph Food Program in Menasha, $10,000.

Northern Electric Inc. in Green Bay received the Corporate Safety Grand Award from the Wisconsin Council of Safety and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, for the sixth time in 10 years. NEI also received an outstanding achievement certificate for excellence in safety and the certificate of safety excellence for a perfect incident rate.

The Fox Valley Technical College American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Student Chapter received a 2010 Graduate Conversion Award from the ADHA for its high conversion rate from student members to active members. FVTC’s Dental Hygienist program’s conversion rate of 85.7 percent was one of the highest in the nation for an accredited dental hygiene training program in 2010.