ON THE MOVE – January – businesses

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 :: People and Business on the Move
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The NEW Wilderness Alliance (NEWWA) launched a new website: www.newwildernessalliance.org. NEWWA, which started in June 2010, is a collaborative approach to optimizing the quality of life for all people, plants and animals that live in Northeastern Wisconsin.

Delta Dental of Wisconsin received a Community Partner Award from the Brown County Oral Health Partnership.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeast Wisconsin Chapter recently recognized several area outstanding philanthropists. The J.J. Keller Family received the outstanding lifetime philanthropy award; Dewey Carl and Sue Olmsted received the outstanding philanthropist award; Rick Chernick received the outstanding fundraising volunteer award; The Avenue 91.1 and WBAY-TV2 earned the outstanding media/marketing partner award; Cal Husmann received the Northeast Wisconsin Professional Fundraiser of the Year Award; and the Marinette & Menominee Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee and United Way Fox Cities Youth Board received the Youth in Philanthropy Award.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. in Neenah received the 2011 Corporate Citizenship Award from Corporate Report Wisconsin and Edgewood College. The award recognizes Miron for coupling its strong environmental ethic with its commitment to employee engagement, creating a model that benefits the environment, local communities and employees’ personal pocketbooks.

Our Shepherd Child Care and Family Ministry Center in Grand Chute is adding 13,500 square feet to its facility. The additional space includes four new classrooms, offices, and an approximate 5,000-square-foot multi-purpose gathering space. The center is owned by Bethany Lutheran Church and the project is being designed and built by Consolidated Construction Co. Inc. of Appleton.

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism awarded the 2012 Green Bay Film Festival a $15,903 Joint Effort Marketing Grant.

Forsite Benefits, an employee benefits company in Green Bay, partnered with Prevea Health & Wellness to form the Forsite Health & Wellness Center in an effort to give employers and employees a more affordable health care option. This partnership brings Prevea’s medical care expertise into an onsite clinic at Forsite Benefits, offering a convenient and affordable way to receive the same services one would get from a primary care physician. Clients of Forsite Benefits will have access to this clinic for their employees and dependents covered under the health insurance plan.

Sure-Dry Basement Systems received an honorable mention in the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin’s Ethics Torch Award competition.

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. in Neenah launched the OSHA Incident Tracker, an online tool providing subscribers with workplace injury and illness management capabilities for OSHA 300 and State Workers’ Compensation recording and reporting requirements.

RBC Wealth Management gave the Gardens of the Fox Cities a $2,000 grant award for its Math at the Gardens, an existing field trip and outreach program for fourth through sixth graders.

The Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau recently honored volunteer Ron Antonneau with the Tim Quigley Tourism Award. The bureau also gave its 2011 business partner in tourism award to Seroogy’s Chocolates for its outstanding commitment in promoting culinary tourism in leisure travel, motorcoach and convention sales markets.

QAL Medical of Marinette recently acquired the rights to the Otto Bock CPM line and unveiled “OrthoAgility,” a new brand name.

The Boldt Company of Appleton received a 2011 Build Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin for its work on the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh. This is the ninth year in a row that Boldt received this award.

The University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley launched a new online non-credit business communication certificate.

Lappen Security Products of Little Chute created a door division offering the installation of doors, frames and hardware.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP received a grant from the Department of Administration, Wisconsin State Energy Office to research and prepare a strategic plan for the generation of energy from both agriculture and cheese production feedstocks, implement a process for education and demonstration purposes and perform educational outreach.

The Public Relations Society of America—Northeast Wisconsin recently honored several of its members with awards for their work: Experimental Aircraft Association, award of excellence for online communications and awards of merit in branding/reputation management and special events; Leonard & Finco, a grand award for issues management, awards of excellence in integrated communications, issue communications, media relations, miscellaneous campaign and special events and two awards of merit in media relations; Coalesce Marketing & Design Inc., award of excellence in integrated communications; Integrys Energy Group, award of excellence in internal communications and newsletter/magazine; AECOM, award of merit in internal communications; Directions Marketing, award of excellence in media relations and online communication and an award of merit in special events; and Jewelers Mutual, award of merit in online communications.

Duckett Cousineau Appraisals Inc., which is owned by Dennis Duckett and Kyle Cousineau, moved to 112 S. Broadway St. Suite A in downtown Green Bay.

Cruisers Yachts, which is based in Oconto, recently unveiled interior upgrades on 350 Express and 380 Express models that focus on the navigational center, stylish fabrics and more natural light to enhance the on-board experience. The models made their debut at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry in Green Bay was ranked as one of the Best Law Firms in the 2011-12 U.S.News – Best Lawyers survey. Liebmann, Conway’s commercial litigation and trusts and estates practices are ranked in the survey.

Faith Technologies, a full-service electrical and technology systems contractor based in Menasha, was ranked in two national and two regional top contractor listings. In Electrical Construction & Maintenance’s (EC&M) Top Electrical Contractors listing, Faith earned the 17th spot, up one place from last year. The firm ranked 51st in Engineering News Record’s (ENR)

Top 600 Specialty Contractors listing, up from 60th place in 2010. Among contractors specializing in electrical contracting, Faith ranked 21st overall. In ENR Midwest’s top speciality contractor listing, Faith came in fifth place, up five spots from 2010. In ENR Southeast’s top specialty contractor listing, Faith earned the 70th spot, up 12 spots from a year ago.

Advance, the economic development program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, recently awarded its manufacturing awards of distinction honors: EMT International of Hobart, medium company; Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery of Kewaunee, emerging industry award; Schwabe North America, large company award; WireTech Fabricators Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, small company award; and Wisconsin Film & Bag of Shawano, an Innovate 360 award for sustainability.

Keller Inc., a commercial and agricultural design/build construction firm headquartered in Kaukauna, recently celebrated 25 years of employee ownership.

ThyssenKrupp Waupaca,the largest producer of gray, ductile and compacted graphite iron in the world, recently received special awards.The foundry received the NEWCAST Award for three innovative castings and a special award from the Messe Düsseldorf, the German Foundry Association and the German Foundrymen’s Society. The same casting also received a Best-in-class Award in the 2011 American Foundry Society/Metal Casting Design & Purchasing Casting Competition.ThyssenKrupp Waupaca’s Plant 2/3 facility also collaborated with John Deere engineers to design a single cast component that avoided the need for multiple cast, fabricated, and/or weldment parts.