Food flavorings and nutrition company Kerry Group plans to buy, expand and renovate the former Foster Needle building in Manitowoc.
Sheboygan Paper Box Co. broke ground on a 28,000-square-foot expansion that will add 30 to 35 new jobs to the community.
Verve, a Credit Union, broke ground on its Murdock Avenue location in Oshkosh. Opening in August, it will replace Oshkosh’s North Main Street location.
Security Luebke Roofing plans to build on a three-acre site in Appleton’s Southpoint Commerce Park.
Baycom and CC&N, sister companies in the OwnersEdge portfolio, are establishing a regional office in Fox Crossing. The new, 6,600-square-foot Drum Corps Drive location will open April 17 and replaces an individual office Baycom occupied in Neenah and another CC&N had in Appleton.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has been selected to join the Frontier Set, a small, diverse group of high-performing, high-potential postsecondary institutions and systems identified by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and intermediary partners as leaders in transformation change for student success. The college also celebrated the opening of its new Center of Information Technology.
The board of directors for the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program, which aims to foster business growth, economic development and job creation in Brown County and throughout Wisconsin, selected its seventh session participants: Constellation NewEnergy Inc., De Pere, mentoring LIVETime, LLC, De Pere; Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, Menasha, mentoring Josephine’s Attic, Green Bay; HR Energized, LLC, Green Bay, mentoring New North B2B Magazine, Oshkosh; John Kreutz, Hobart, mentoring Glide N.E.W., LLC, Green Bay; Lindquist Machine Corp., Green Bay, mentoring Freshour Precision Welding and Fab, Hortonville; Community Blood Center, Appleton, mentoring Blush Pictures, LLC, New London; Top Hat Marketing Inc., De Pere, mentoring Monkey Tailz, Green Bay; and Paul Tutskey, De Pere, mentoring Stark Professional Tool, Cedar Grove.
Orion Energy Systems received $900,000 in orders to retrofit 70 health care facilities. The company also announced the addition of 30 new manufacturing and assembly jobs and the expansion of its APOLLO Class LED VaporTight product line.
Seaway Printing installed a Hohner HSB 9000 saddle stitcher in its Green Bay facility. It’s the first of its kind to be installed in the nation and provides a semiautomatic solution for small- and medium-run publications.
Expera Specialty Solutions of Kaukauna, a producer of food packaging solutions, launched its Grease-Gard family of brands, including Grease-Gard FluoroFree papers.
Milwaukee-based BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. has invested $200,000 in De Pere-based startup HuTerra Rewards.
Johnsonville signed on as title sponsor for the NASCAR XFINITIY Series event at Road America.
Prevea introduced Save My Spot, an online tool that allows patients to make a reservation at a Prevea Urgent Care of their choice.
ThedaCare announced it has added a new hospice suite at ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca.
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital unveiled five new operating rooms. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital added a technology called Telestroke, which allows for faster, improved care of stroke patients.
Holy Family Memorial now offers 3D mammography.
Performa Inc. received the Next Generation Best Place to Work award at the Current Young Professionals Future 15 Awards and announced the launch of its newly designed website.
Cooks Corner of Green Bay announced it is going out of business, citing increasing debt and flat sales.
The Recyclist Bicycle Co. of Kaukauna will open a satellite shop in Appleton’s RiverHeath Evergreen building.
The Tempest Coffee Collective will open a second location in Kaukauna.
Fleet Feet Sports announced a partnership with Advanced Movement Studio to enhance its 10-week Couch to 5K program.
Tumbleweed, a business selling women’s apparel, accessories and boots, opened in downtown Shawano.
The Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility was renamed the Brown County Hazardous Material Recovery Facility.
Eagle Supply & Plastics Inc. of Appleton changed its name to Eagle Performance Plastics Inc. to reflect the company’s focus on custom machined plastic components.
CP of Green Bay announced a rebranding along with a new logo and website.
Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh announced it has changed its name to Miravida Living.
Calmes Construction announced it is remodeling the office of Baisch Engineering in Kaukauna.
Construction has begun on BayCare Clinic’s new 12,000-square-foot plastic surgery center near Highway 172. The project is expected to be finished in October.
Miron Construction is partnering with Excel Engineering Inc. to construct an addition to the Alliance Laundry System corporate office in Ripon, building a facility for the universal driving track at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, partnering with Architects Group Limited to construct a new 8,000-square-foot visitor center for the Green Bay Correctional Institution, and partnering with McMahon Group to construct a renewable natural gas generation facility for Big Ox Energy in Denmark. The Alliance project was completed in March. The other three are scheduled to be completed in July, November and December, respectively.
Manitowoc Tool and Manufacturing selected Hamann Construction Co. for an addition project at its Expo Drive location. Hamann will construct a 20,800-square-foot Ceco pre-engineered building and connect it to Manitowoc Tool’s current 125,000-square-foot facility while opening a large section of an existing wall.
Keller Inc. announced projects for the following companies: Badger Tag & Label, Random Lake; Amerilux International, De Pere; Miller Electric, Appleton; Big Ring Storage, Appleton; August Winter & Sons, Appleton; Van’s Waste, Kaukauna; Little Chute Diamond Club, Little Chute; D.S. Storage, Shawano; Wiscolift, Greenville; M-B Co. Inc., Chilton; JJ Keller, Neenah; Wyss Family Chiropractic, Green Bay; Red D Mix Concrete, Green Bay; Fox River Fiber, De Pere; Fusion Dance, Howard; Nicolet Real Estate, Ashwaubenon; Team Schierl, Marinette; All Star Nutrition, Wausau; BUG South and BUG North Fire Department, Brussels; Lamers Bus Lines, Weston; Monroe Country Club clubhouse, Monroe; United Cooperative, Beaver Dam; Golden Oil, Bristol; Aslum Farms, Friesland; and Affiliated Dentists, Madison. The company also announced it presented a $60,000 check to the CP Center Inc.
The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council recognized the following companies in the New North as 2016 Green Masters: Appleton Coated, Appvion, Green Bay Packaging, KI, Menasha Corp., Mercury Marine, Oshkosh Corp., Milk Source LLC, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, SCA Tissue, Secura Insurance and ThedaCare. It recognized the following as Green Professionals: BPM Inc., Eden Stone Co./Valders Stone & Marble, Evergreen Credit Union, Grande Cheese Co., Great Northern Corp., Hampton Inn of Appleton, Integrity Lawn Service and Supply, Milk Source LLC, Nature’s Way, Prime Focus LLC, R3NEW LLC, Schneider National, Silver Star Brands, The C.A. Lawton Co., Thrivent Financial and Trout Springs Winery.
Green Bay advertising firm Khrome received the Best of Show ADDY Award for its Steampunk event as well as six gold and four silver awards.
Truven Health Analytics named Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County and Oshkosh to its 100 Top Hospitals list.
Sargento Foods was one of 10 employers statewide to receive a Bubbler Award from young professionals group NEWaukee. The awards recognize the best places to work for young professionals.
Ethisphere Institute named Oshkosh Corp. and Thrivent Financial to its World’s Most Ethical Companies list.
The Green Bay Packers announced that Packers Everywhere, which debuted a new website in the last year, has been honored with a Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year Award in the Sports and Entertainment category.
The Flexible Packaging Association recognized Bemis Co. with multiple awards. The company’s Hunt’s Recipe Ready tomato paste pouch received five awards, and its NFI/UPM Pharmaceuticals Lidocare pain relief patch pouch received one.
Northern Electric Inc. received a National Safety Merit Award from Associated Builders & Contractors.
Faith Technologies was named the 2016 Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat Ship Supplier of the Year and received the 2016 Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Project of Distinction award at the gold level.
The Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce held its 2017 Chamber Champions Gala and presented the following awards: Black Pig, culinary star; Miesfeld’s Lakeshore Weekend, friend of tourism; Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies, manufacturer of the year; Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County, nonprofit charity of the year; Miesfeld’s Meat Market, retailer of the year; Champion Storage & Rental, service organization of the year, for profit; Sheboygan Senior Community, service organization of the year, nonprofit; Osthoff Resort, tourism gem of the year; and Red Raider Manufacturing, working together.
The Heart of the Valley Chamber presented awards to the following businesses at its annual awards event: Tundraland Home Improvements, outstanding civic outreach; the Grand Meridian, small business achievement, hospitality; EZ Glide Garage Doors and Openers, small business achievement, service; Stellar Blue Technologies, small business achievement, technology and innovation; Community First Credit Union, large business; and Bank of Kaukauna, cornerstone.
Future Neenah presented awards for its partnerships of the year for 2016: Community First Credit Union, corporate citizen of the year; Kruegers True Value, friend of Neenah; Lion’s Tail Brewing Co., downtown business of the year; and Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity, civic partner of the year.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recognized OMNNI Associates with an Excellence in Highway Design award for its role in the design of the CTH KW bridge over Pratt Creek in Dodge County.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Forbes Travel Guide honored The American Club resort hotel and Kohler Waters Spa with its highest rating of five stars in its annual review of resorts and spas around the world.
The American Advertising Federation Fox River chapter honored Oshkosh marketing and advertising agency Candeo Creative with a gold American Advertising Award for its branding and design work.
Printing Impressions Magazine named Independent Printing of De Pere to its list of top 400 printers in North America.
Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin recognized Werner Electric Supply and its new regional distribution center and headquarters with its Gold Projects of Distinction award in the projects over $3 million category and Tri City Glass & Door with the Silver award in the Projects of Distinction category of doors/windows/glass.
Andersen Corp. awarded Renewal by Andersen of Northeastern Wisconsin with its Green Diamond Award.
Fox World Travel received the Customer Experience Excellence Award at the travel industry’s Concur Fusion event.
Bassett Mechanical announced it has surpassed 2 million safe work hours without a lost-time accident.
A.C.E. Building Service was recognized as a high-performance builder at the Butler Builder sales meeting in Atlanta.
BPM Inc. received the Safe Quality Food Certification Level 2.
Integrity Insurance, a property and casualty carrier, announced that partner agencies in the New North were among those to earn a spot in the 2017 Leadership Circle, which honors top-tier agencies for their work in 2016. Those include: Ansay & Associates, CRW Insurance, SIA of the Great Lakes and TRICOR Insurance.
The City of Menasha Landmarks Commission honored The WeatherVane Restaurant for its historic preservation efforts.
Intacct Corp., a provider of cloud accounting and enterprise resource planning software, named Wipfli LLP its Partner of the Quarter for Q2.
ASPIRO received a certificate of achievement from SourceAmerica for the performance of its AbilityOne Program contracts to provide employment and training for Americans with significant disabilities.
Exceptional Equestrians has partnered with the Green Bay Police Department to become the official home of the Green Bay Mounted Patrol Unit. Exceptional Equestrians will board the horses and provide training and support.
We Care Charity Inc. announced its partnership with Rise Together, an Appleton-based organization that advocates for youth issues.
The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay awarded grants totaling more than $45,000 to local nonprofit programs working to empower women and inspire girls.
The Mid-Day Women’s Alliance presented a $7,600 check, the proceeds of its Black & Pink Ball, to COTS Inc. of the Fox Cities.
The Oshkosh Area United Way announced that it raised nearly $1.28 million in 2016, surpassing its goal of $1.25 million. The organization also recognized 20 companies for outstanding workplace campaigns: FISC, Fox Communities Credit Union, Lakeside Packaging Plus Inc., Oshkosh Community Credit Union, Top Brands Inc., Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Fox Valley Technical College, Oshkosh Door Co., Stratagraph, Verve, Bergstrom Automotive, Best Western Premier, Eastbay, Festival Foods, Hoffmaster, Bemis, Oshkosh Area School District, Oshkosh Corp., Silver Star Brands and U.S. Bank.
Heid Music announced that it aims to put more than $30,000 into school music programs with March’s Music in Schools Month.
The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation awarded $88,000 to 17 nonprofit organizations through the Funds for Greater Green Bay grant program.
Brillion Iron Works announced it will transition its Brillion Foundation Inc. to a charitable fund within the Brillion Area Family of Funds of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
St. Norbert College announced a revised schedule for its Great Decisions lecture series. The new lineup is as follows: April 5, Ozum Yesiltas, visiting assistant professor of political science at St. Norbert College, “Oil Dependency and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East;” April 12, Peter Sanchez, professor of political science at Loyola University, “Latin America’s Political Pendulum;” and Mehmet Gurses, associate professor of political science at Florida International University, “Saudi Arabia in Transition.”
The Tri-County Material Recovery Facility announced that in 2016, the counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago surpassed their prior-year recycling tonnage, processing more than 110,000 tons.
Mission Basketball Academy announced that Neenah Streetball will return in June. The organization took over the event from Future Neenah.
Representatives from the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented a contribution of $4,355 to the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. The organization has contributed more than $42,000 to St. Elizabeth Hospital in the past eight years.
Wisconsin cheesemakers took the top three spots at the 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest. Sartori Co. of Plymouth earned the grand champion title for its Black Pepper BellaVitano, a cheddar from Agropur in Weyauwega was named first runner-up, and Marieke Gouda of Thorp took third place. “Black Pepper BellaVitano earning the grand champion title is a testament to the talent of our farmers, cheesemakers and team members,” said Jeff Schwager, president of Sartori. Wisconsin captured 60 percent of all awards, winning 184 awards total, including the top three titles, 62 Best of Class awards, 63 second place and 56 third place awards. Sixteen of the 20 qualifying Best of Class cheeses were made by Wisconsin cheesemakers, and 53 Wisconsin cheese and dairy companies won one or more awards.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group broke ground on a new addition and remodel at its John Street location and celebrated the completion of a remodel at its Lynndale Drive location.
Northern Sky Theater received a matching grant of $11,500 from the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Investors Community Bank donated $50,000 to HSHS St. Vincent Hospital. The funds will help purchase lifesaving equipment for heart patients.
NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin opened a new clinic in De Pere. It offers spine, brain and chronic pain care and is one of four NOVO Health specialty medical practices opening its doors at a new 13,388-square-foot office this spring.
Stephenson National Bank and Trust announced the launch of eTeller technology. It will replace the bank’s existing ATMs at each SNBT and will allow customers to deposit cash and checks in one stack.