On the move: business

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 :: Business on the move
Jessica Thiel
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes and SSM Health have completed a transfer of sponsorship of CSA’s health care ministries. Fond du Lac-based Agnesian HealthCare and Monroe Clinic, based in Monroe, are now part of SSM Health.

Joey Leonard, a human resources executive with more than 20 years of experience, has acquired The H.S. Group. Founded 50 years ago by Jock Seal, The H.S. Group provides talent management services. Seal will remain with the firm as a consultant.

J. J. Keller will remodel 67,000 square feet of existing warehouse and office space to create a renovated workspace. The project will create up to 200 new workspaces, and Keller, Planners, Architects, Builders will complete the work.

Thrivent Financial will construct an operations center for Thrivent Federal Credit Union at the southwest corner of Interstate 41 and Ballard Road.

As part of an expansion and growth initiative, Great Northern Corp. has acquired Illinois-based United Displaycraft. Great Northern StrataGraph received two Excellence Awards in the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.

Plexus Corp. is increasing investment in Europe with further expansion of its Oradea Design Center, located in Romania.

Engineering Consulting Services of Chicago announced the acquisition of River Valley Testing Corp. of Green Bay, whose offices will now become the Central Wisconsin Offices of ECS Midwest, LLC and a member of the ECS Group of Companies.

The downtown Oshkosh YMCA celebrated the completion of $16 million in renovations.

The Boldt Co. announced for the first time in its history, the firm’s revenues topped $1 billion.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will provide Cintas Corp. with up to $575,000 in state tax credits to help build a new facility in the Town of Greenville.

Mondo!, a wine bar and retail store, opened in downtown Appleton.

Investors Community Bank announced it’s investing in the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp.’s Loan Opportunity fund.

Fox Valley Technical College and Lakeland University announced a new credit transfer agreement. More than 20 FVTC programs are part of FVTC to LU and align with nine Lakeland majors. FVTC graduates who meet the transfer requirements are guaranteed direct admission to Lakeland to pursue a bachelor’s degree in related career areas.

Manitowoc Co. Inc. announced the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled in its favor in its trade secrets misappropriation lawsuit against Sany Heavy Industries and Sany America regarding Manitowoc’s Variable Position Counterweight technology.

Lakeland Care Inc. and Independent Care Health Plan have developed a new Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan called “Lakeland Care +Health.” It began offering health care services in January for eligible low-income Medicare recipients focusing first on people living in Outagamie and Winnebago counties and later in Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano and Waupaca counties.

Fire Escape Art Studio and Gallery moved to a new, larger location in Oshkosh.

High Cliff Restaurant has closed but will continue to offer banquet services in the facility under new ownership.

CHAPS Academy, a local licensed mental health care provider, has ceased operations. The closure stems from low reimbursements and the fixed costs associated with equine therapy.

Kohler Co.’s Inn on Woodlake, a boutique hotel overlooking Wood Lake in Kohler, has completed an expansion, which includes new suites and single guest rooms, and an updated lobby, atrium and bar space. Lodge Kohler ranked second in the Best New Hotel category for the 2018 USA Today 10Best.com Readers’ Choice Awards.

Certified Financial Planner Greg Casper has acquired Sheboygan-based The Financial Group, an independent comprehensive financial planning practice. Prior to the acquisition, he served as a minority partner in the business.

Miron Construction Co. Inc., in partnership with Plunkett Raysich Architects and Nexus Solutions, began work on a multiphase addition and renovation project for Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids. The company also installed a bell outside the Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology Wellness Center. Patients can ring the bell to mark the end of their chemotherapy.

Keller, Planners, Architects, Builders will build a new distillery and tasting room for Hatch Distilling Co., Egg Harbor.

Hamann Construction completed work for Satori’s Star Wash, a 24/7 touch-free self-service car wash facility in Manitowoc.

IEI General Contractors renovated the former Brown County Agriculture and Extension Service Center to become the site for the Green Bay Area Public School District’s Head Start program.

ThedaCare has added a new PET/CT scanner.

Appleton International Airport now offers Parkmobile, an app that allows users to scan their phone to pay parking fees.

Fresh Digital Marketing has added Wi-Fi marketing as a product in its service line.

Road America announced Yamaha will remain as its Official Motorsports Partner of Rider Education through 2019.

Dental Health Products Inc. announced a new partnership with Dear Doctor Inc.

The Brown County Waste Transfer Station announced improvements to the facility: one entrance lane has been upgraded to two lanes, new signs have been installed, and dumpsters have been color-coded to make it easier to identify where items should be placed.

Financial news website 24/7 Wall St. named Appleton to the No. 48 slot on its list of “America’s 50 best cities to live in.”

Oshkosh took the No. 3 spot in job search engine site Zip Recruiter’s list of Best Job Markets for 2018.

Oshkosh Corp. received a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration honored the Expera Specialty Solutions Nicolet Mill in De Pere as a Voluntary Protection Program Star participant.

Wisconsin Clean Cities recognized clean fuel and vehicle proponents.Contract Transport Services received the fifth-place award, and Paper Transport received third place.

The O’Neil & Associates Oshkosh office was presented the ESGR Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees serving in the Wisconsin Guard and Reserve.

The WI Sustainable Business council announced recipients of Green Masters designation: Essity, Green Bay Packaging, KI, Kohler Co., Menasha Corp., Mercury Marine and Oshkosh Corp.

St. Norbert College ranked in the top 5 percent of public and private universities nationally for debt repayment success in a study conducted by Student Loan Report, LLC using data released by the U.S. Department of Education.

Pulse Young Professionals Network announced its participation in the statewide YPWeek Wisconsin 2018 and announced the 2018 Bubbler Awards: Best Places to Work for Young Professionals in Wisconsin applications are open through Feb. 28.

Two landowners donated a 17-acre conservation easement to the Door County Land Trust.

The 17th annual Wildwood Film Festival will feature a Wisconsin film shot in Neenah, called “Wraith,” at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Feb. 16 during the festival.

Acuity Insurance distributed $500,000 among six different organizations as part of a special year-end contribution.

Throughout 2017, Stephenson National Bank & Trust donated more than $180,000 to nonprofits in Marinette, Menominee and Oconto counties.

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction donated $65,000 in race proceeds to 29 northeast Wisconsin nonprofit groups, police departments and area cross country teams.

Fox Communities Credit Union held its annual silent auction for its FoxCares Foundation and raised more than $30,000 for 11 nonprofits.

Water-Right held “Denim Days of Puerto Rico’s Aid” and donated $3,500 to the cause.