The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce announced its 2017 Business Awards. Business of the Year: McMAHON Associates Inc., large employer; CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel & Spa, small employer. Rising Star: Inspire Spa. Company Innovation: Miron Construction Co. Inc., large employer; Make I.T. SOAR, a program of SOAR Fox Cities, small employer. Exemplary Marketing and/or Performance: Verve, a Credit Union, large employer; Appleton Ice Inc., small employer. Corporate citizen/corporate leadership: Miller Electric Mfg. Co., large employer; The Family, small employer. The Fox Cities Chamber will recognize winners at a lunch on May 3.
JanSport announced it will cease operations at its Greenville facility, resulting in the loss of 380 jobs.
Mills Fleet Farm announced plans to build a new distribution center in Chippewa Falls, leaving the future of its Appleton distribution center uncertain and possibly resulting in the loss of 150 to 200 jobs.
Marian University announced plans to renovate its science center and launched a capital campaign to raise funds for the $13 million project.
SCA announced plans to split the company. The company’s forest products operations will continue to operate under the name SCA, and its hygiene business, including personal care and tissue, will operate under the name Essity.
Tweet/Garot Mechanical Inc. will move its corporate headquarters from Green Bay to the former Humana Dental building in De Pere.
Investors Community Bank in Green Bay announced plans to move from its current location on Voyager Drive to a larger location on Hansen Road. The bank is renovating an existing building, with a mid-summer move-in date anticipated.
Ripon Printers acquired certain business interests and assets of Maquoketa Web Printing of Iowa.
Web development and marketing firm interGen acquired Artisan Web and Print, a Vermont-based design studio specializing in visual branding, web development and graphic design.
FedEx Freight announced plans to build a 27,000-square-foot distribution center on Sheboygan’s south side.
Au Naturale Cosmetics was one of two Wisconsin startup companies to receive a Qualified New Business Venture certification from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
The management team of Cornerstone Business Services of Green Bay announced it has acquired Integrity Engineering & Design, LLC.
St. Norbert College and the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy have partnered to offer an early assurance admission and reverse transfer program. It will provide seats in the doctor of pharmacy program at MCW to full-time St. Norbert students who successfully complete their pharmacy prerequisites.
Lakeshore Technical College unveiled its new $3 million Advanced Automotive Technology Center.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Oshkosh Arena.
Change Management Communications Center LLC moved to Oshkosh’s Sawdust District.
Randall D. Crocker, president and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced all attorneys and staff from Simandl Law Group, S.C. will join von Briesen, and Simandl Law Group will close.
Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport entered a partnership agreement with the Green Bay Packers, designating GRB as The Gateway to Lambeau.
The Rail Yard in Green Bay will welcome new tenants, including Khrome, American National Bank, Igen, Base Co., and joint businesses SharpLogixx and SmartRayVision.
Red & White in Appleton has been renamed the Refuge Lounge. It will remain a wine bar but will become a performance venue for Cory Chisel and other musicians.
Meijer announced May 16 as the opening date for its new supercenter in Howard.
Habitat for Humanity plans to build a second Fox Cities ReStore in Grand Chute.
Shoe store The Heel opened in a newly renovated store on Waube Lane in Green Bay.
Cozumel Mexican Grill opened in Oshkosh.
El Presidente Mexican Kitchen opened in Green Bay.
Unity Resale Shop, LLC opened in Green Bay.
B.J. Clancy’s Grill & Bar, Menasha, went out of business.
SharpLogixx, LLC, a technology company focused on diagnostic imaging technologies, graduated from the incubation program of the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center.
Chortek LLP announced it has joined the RSM US Alliance, giving it access to the resources of the largest accounting, tax and consulting firms in the nation.
Wipfli announced two new connectors for project-based businesses, nonprofits, government contractors and other Microsoft Dynamics SL users. InvoiceConnect and ExpenseConnect for Microsoft Dynamics SL are designed to provide seamless, secure integration between Microsoft Dynamics SL and Concur Invoice and Concur Expense Management solutions, respectively.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders announced that games will be broadcast on radio station B104.7 and unveiled the first 20 members of their inaugural team.
The Port of Green Bay announced the beginning of the 2017 shipping season. The Michigan Great Lakes arrived on March 21 to export ethanol from the U.S. Oil terminal in Green Bay to Montreal.
Hamann Construction completed a 6,900-square-foot facility for Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. in Chilton. The new manufacturing plant expands capacity to produce several lines of natural, value-added ingredients it produces, including its Insta Grains and Briess brands. The company also completed a new 50,625-square-foot manufacturing facility for R2H Flavor Technology, LLC.
A.C.E. Building Service was awarded the renovation of Founders Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc. The project includes a 28,460-square-foot interior renovation to the existing facility, with updates to the science labs, library and bookstore.
Keller Inc. announced projects for the following businesses: ACH Foam Technologies, Fond du Lac; Winona Foods, Green Bay; Animal Hospital of Howard, Howard; Holiday’s Pub & Grill, Neenah; Get Air Trampoline Park, Green Bay; RODAC – Tennessen Enterprise, Little Chute; Great Lakes Roofing Corp., Menasha; LSC Communications, Menasha; United Co-op, Oconto Falls; Lumber Inn, Delafield; and Golden Oil, Kenosha.
Jones Publishing of Iola won the family-owned small business of the year award at the Wisconsin Small Business Administration Awards.
The NEW Manufacturing Alliance will be recognized for its outstanding achievement in talent management leadership at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala in Huntington Beach, Calif., in June.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. recognized the best downtown revitalization projects of 2016 at its Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony. Winners from the New North included: Best Retail Event, 2016 Shop Small Raffle, Fond du Lac; Best Business Development/Retention Program, 2016 Downtown Morning Marketing Meetups, Fond du Lac; Best Image Item/Campaign/Event, 2016 Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market Poster Series, Fond du Lac; Best Façade Rehabilitation over $10,000, Rogers & Rogers, LLC, Ripon; Best Revitalization Initiative – Community over 5,550, co-winner, Village of Little Chute; Best Creative Fundraising Effort, honorable mention, Snow Flake and Banner Project, Tigerton; Best Interior Renovation under $50,000, honorable mention, Broadway Theater, De Pere.
The American Foundation of Counseling Services released a plan of advancement to build a foundation for meeting mental health needs in the Greater Green Bay community. The organization has embarked on an $8.2 million capital campaign, and community leaders have contributed $6.5 million so far.
ThedaCare opened a new walk-in clinic at its Encircle Health campus, began offering 24-7 coverage for its Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton, which provides care to victims of sexual assault and abuse, and implemented Pulsara, a customizable communication protocol that performs like an app to optimize care for stroke patients.
St. Gianna Clinic, Green Bay, announced the opening of the FertilityCare Center.
Acuity was named to People magazine’s first-ever top 50 “Companies that Care” list.