ON THE MOVE – Business – June

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 :: Business on the move
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Great Northern Corporation’s Consumer Packaging & Display division took home a total of six awards – including the “Creative Best of Show” award in the temporary display category and one gold award – from GlobalShop 2012, the world’s largest annual retail design and marketing event. Great Northern received a creative best of show award for its Mountain Dew ceiling wave in the temporary convenience store retailer category; a gold award for its Mountain Dew cooler door oversize bottle in the temporary convenience store retail category; a gold award for its 3M Staples holiday half pallet in the temporary books, newspapers, magazines, stationery and office supplies category; a silver award for its 3M Office Depot holiday full pallet in the temporary books, newspapers, magazines, stationery and office supplies category; and a bronze award for its Verizon Wireless/Best Buy four-way display in the semi-permanent specialty retailer category.

Bellin Health of Green Bay and Agnesian HealthCare of Fond du Lac are among a group of regional health care organizations that have partnered to launch an accountable care strategy and other health care initiatives. The partnership, Quality Health Solutions Inc., represents 28 hospitals in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula along with 4,000 affiliated physicians. The organization members have a combined net revenue of nearly $6 billion. In addition to Bellin and Agnesian, other members include Aspirus, Wausau; and Columbia St. Mary’s, Froedtert Health, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Bellin Health also recently received a Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines stroke program for ensuring that stroke patients receive nationally accepted care standards.

Bellin Hospital Laboratory in Green Bay received an accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists based on excellence of service.

Tableau Software, the global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence software, is now including WorldMap geometry data created by American Digital Cartography Inc. of Appleton in its Tableau 7.0 products.

Citizens Bank has become the 12th financial partner in theAdvance Brown County MicroLoan Program, joining Associated Bank, The Business Bank, BankFirst National, Baylake Bank, Denmark State Bank, Heartland Business Bank, Johnson Bank, M&I Bank, Nicolet National Bank, Union State Bank and Wells Fargo. The loan program currently has a commitment of $475,000 in microloans for local businesses.

J.F. Ahern of Fond du Lac recently received a Wisconsin Division of State Facilities’ (DSF) 2011 Best Project Award for its contributions to the new University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Centennial Hall academic building. Ahern’s fire protection system installations were completed on time and on budget approximately one year ago. Centennial Hall is now the largest academic building on the UW-La Crosse campus at 189,000 square feet, and features 44 classrooms and two auditoriums. It is also on track to become the first new academic facility in the UW-System to obtain LEED certification. J.F. Ahern also received an Ansul Triple Diamond Alliance Partner for its outstanding performance in 2011. Currently, less than 20 percent of Ansul distributors hold Diamond Alliance Partner status. Ahern is the only Triple Diamond Alliance Partner in its headquarters state of Wisconsin.

Shea Electric & Communications LLC of Oshkosh has formed a partnership with Indiana-based SpaceGuard Products, a leading manufacturer of secure storage solutions, as an expansion of its security line of service. Shea will now offer SpaceGuard products to its customers.

Bankers’ Bank recently named Stephenson Financial Services, the investment arm of the Stephenson National Bank & Trust, as its top bank retail investment program. Stephenson Financial Services is part of a group of 31 bank retail investment programs, which utilizes this program offered through Madison’s Bankers’ Bank. In addition, Mike Sbonik and Maria Berlin were named Bankers’ Bank’s “Top Office of the Year” for the sixth time in the last eight years.

Smet Construction Services Corp. of Green Bay received the “Master Builder” award from Star Building Systems at the annual national sales conference. The award goes to the highest producing metal building contractor in three regional territories.

American Folklore Theater in Door County received the inaugural Wisconsin Department of Tourism Award for Arts, Culture and Heritage. The award is presented to a business or destination that showcases the arts, culture, or heritage for the enhancement and economic well-being of a community.

Coldwell Banker – The Real Estate Group Inc. received the Top Coldwell Banker by state award and the Regional Top Company Award for the Northern Region of Coldwell Banker. The Focus Team, led by Ryan Fulcer and Tiffany Holtz, received the top sales associate award for the Northern Region.

Cerebral Palsy Inc. recognized the Georgia-Pacific Transportation Department, Northeastern Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild and Fran Wishneski with its “Where Caring Comes to Life” awards.

About 30 Skyline Technologies Inc. employees recently developed a volunteer management system for Riverview Gardens, a community garden associated with COTS of Appleton. The team donated more than 600 hours of their time on the project.

Palenque Coffee House and Daylight Donuts in Ripon is expanding. Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders is completing the 3,400-square-foot build-out.

Lamers Bus Lines of Green Bay has become a TSX approved safer motor carrier. Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX) is the ground transportation industry’s only independent rating organization that inspects, monitors and reports the safety performance of motor carriers.

ASPIRO of Green Bay received the NISH Certificate of Achievement for 2011. NISH is a national nonprofit agency whose mission is to create employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities by securing federal contracts through the AbilityOne Program. ASPIRO produces wool scarves, disposable coveralls, and folding chairs for the Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency and the Naval Industrial Fleet Supply Centers.

The auto collision academic programs at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College were reaccredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Integrated Community Solutions Inc. (ICS) of Green Bay has acquired Star One Staffing of Madison LLC. With divisions in health care, business services, light industrial, payroll services, employee testing services and hospitality services, Star One Staffing will provide new staffing offerings, specifically in the health care field in Northeast Wisconsin.

Northern Electric Inc. of Green Bay received a platinum award of honor for zero recorded accidents from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin. This is the fifth time since 2007 that the company has received the award.

Fox Communities Credit Union received a Diamond Award from the Credit Union National Association Marketing and Business Development Council recognizing its outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. Fox Communities Credit Union won the Best Brand Awareness category for its entry of three TV ads. The marketing team at Fox worked with the creative and production teams at Ark Media Group in Menasha to come up with the concept and to produce the ads.

Immel Construction of Green Bay received a Build Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin for its work on the new Yellowjacket Student Union at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Associated General Contractors also recognized Immel Construction for excellence in safety with a Construction Safety Excellence Award.

The Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) has a new website and blog. The new blog features local business professionals “talking shop” and the FCEDC team will provide tips and timely information about services, the business climate and Fond du Lac County. The blog is called Connection Corner and it is a melding of FCEDC’s former virtual incubator with the same name.

Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center labs that help diagnose neurological disorders recently earned national accreditation. The American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists gave a five-year accreditation to the hospitals’ electroencephalography laboratories.

Modern Plastics, Modern Stamping & Painting and Valley Plating & Fabricating, which are all divisions of Wisconsin Plastics Inc. in Green Bay, received the ISO 9001:2008 certification for their quality management system.

Theda Clark Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit recently received a three-year accreditation from CARF International, marking 30 consecutive years of the unit being acknowledged for its high quality services and high patient satisfaction rankings. The inpatient rehab unit at Theda Clark treats patients who are frequently recovering from a stroke, brain injury or spinal code injury.

The Port of Green Bay posted significant increases in international cargo during the 2011 navigation season, earning it the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay received the Outstanding Achievement Award from The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Aurora BayCare is the only hospital in Green Bay to earn this award this year.

Top Floor Technologies received a BMA Bell Award and BMA Excellence Award for website design and development work.

St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay recently earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Disease-Specific Care as a Primary Stroke Center. St. Mary’s was first certified as a Primary Stroke Center in 2007.

OMNNI Associates of Appleton provided design services for the building renovations recently completed at Door County’s Cherryland Airport. The project included updating the terminal to meet ADA standards, remodeling the lobby and adding a 2,588-square-foot addition to house offices, restrooms and meeting rooms.

Leadership Green Bay, a community development program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, received the Leadership Wisconsin Collaborating for Transformation award.

Donlon Enterprises LLC is the most recent recipient of a loan through the Advance Brown County Microloan program. The company was started by Kevin Donlon as a way to commercialize a product he invented in 2009, Tree Stand Up.