Practice Greenhealth, a non-profit organization which supports environmental stewardship in health care facilities, honored St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.
St. Mary’s received the Environmental Leadership Award, the highest honor awarded, for setting the highest standards for environmental practices and sustainability in health care. St. Vincent Hospital received the Partner for Change, with Distinction Award, demonstrating improvements in mercury elimination, waste reduction and pollution prevention programs.
Two Appleton firms – The Boldt Company and Suburban Electrical Engineers – received Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards. The awards were handed out by the Wisconsin Safety Council, the state’s leading provider of safety training and programming, and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Two new tenants joined the Advance Business Center’s business incubation program in Green Bay. Stroke Seat, which was founded in 2010, took occupancy of the manufacturing bay. Owner Kevin Dollhopf and his staff offer unique products to the U.S. performance rowing market including customized rowing shells, training aids, team lineup cards and other rower miscellaneous items.
Dirden Law Office, which is owned by attorney Angela Dirden, also joined the center, taking an office space.
Building Services Group in Little Chute is building a 4,430-square-foot addition. Keller Inc. — Planners, Architects, Builders of Kaukauna is handling the project, which also includes remodeling offices.
Keller Inc. — Planners, Architects, Builders of Kaukauna has been ranked the top metal builder in the nation in 2010 according to Metal Construction News’ annual ranking of square footage of steel. Keller construction projects in 2010 included 1,388,556 square feet of steel. Keller was also ranked No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in Wisconsin for tons of steel purchased in 2010.
Hillcrest Primary School in Shawano, which was built by Miron Construction Co. and designed by Somerville Architects & Engineers, received Gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 145,789-square-foot school was honored for its energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.
A.C.E. Building of Manitowoc is now using Butler Advantage XE software on its projects. The software provides customers with a virtual version of the building, providing the capability to examine it from every angle.
Seaquist Orchards in Northern Door County was selected as the Door County Economic Development Corporation’s entrepreneur of the year. Seaquist Orchards is owned by Dale and Kristin Seaquist and Jim and Robin Seaquist, who represent the fourth and fifth generations involved in a company whose roots in Door County go back to the early 1860s. The diverse family businesses encompass farming, value-added food production and retail and gross revenues for their combined companies are more than $5 million. Seaquist Orchards LLC farms more than 1,000 acres from Gills Rock to south of Sturgeon Bay and now produces over 50 percent of Wisconsin’s cherries. WireTech Fabricators of Sturgeon Bay was named the county’s Industry of the Year.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans received two 2011 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Awards for its “College Matters: Ways to Avoid Costly Mistakes and Discover Funding Sources” and “My Retirement Matters” workshops. Thrivent also had its A++ (Superior) rating recently affirmed by A.M. Best and was named to Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list based on annual revenues. Thrivent made the list for 17 consecutive years and in 2011 moved up 24 spots, becoming the 318th largest company in the United States.
The Wisconsin Department of Commerce recently recognized the best downtown revitalization projects at the 2010 Wisconsin Main Street Awards. Jan Dart of Algoma was inducted into the Main Street Hall of Fame; the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership and the City of Fond du Lac won an honorable mention award for best public/private partnership for its vision plan; Heavy Pedal Bicycles of Manitowoc won an award for best new business; Fat Bruce’s expansion in Ripon won first place in the best facade rehabilitaiton project over $7,500; Bill Widmer of the House of Homebrew in Green Bay won the award for best upper story rehabilitatoin project; Steam Heritage Mural/Fest in Algoma won first place for best design committee project; the YMCA in Fond du Lac won the prize for best new building project; Tigerton’s American Legion Building won an honorable mention for best new building project; and Kavarna Coffeehouse in Green Bay won the best adaptive reuse project award.
Boneck Printing Inc. of Sheboygan purchased mailing equipment so it can now send out printing projects requiring postage and address labels. Boneck also hired Danielle Close as a customer service/mailing specialist.
St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan received the Center of Distinction award from Diversified Clinical Services Inc. for its comprehensive wound care center/hyperbaric medicine.
The Oshkosh Convention & Visitor Bureau received a $37,150 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant to promote summer and fall travel throughout Winnebago County. The marketing project is expected to generate an economic impact of $690,000 from overnight travelers and day-trippers spending in area hotels, restaurants, attractions and retail. The Oshkosh CVB hopes to realize a 9 percent increase in room nights from the summer and fall of 2010. The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah received a $13,731 JEM grant to promote its “Arts of Fire” event, which will run Oct. 6-9 and feature an outdoor mobile glass making studio from The Corning Museum of Glass in New York.
Bayland Buildings is building the new Menominee Indian Nation Tribal Food Distribution Center in Keshena. The 4,176-square-foot facility will be complete this fall.
New London Family Medical Center has a new Cancer Learning Center. The center is a resource to patients and their loved ones as they journey through cancer. The learning center will be located outside NLFMC’s new chemotherapy suite, which is under construction at its specialty physicians’ clinic.
The Professional Program in Education at UW-Green Bay received the UW System’s top honor for outstanding teaching.
Patients visiting the newly moved and renovated Theda Clark Breast Center in Neenah can receive their mammogram results and have additional tests performed, if needed, on the same day. The center brings together all outpatient mammography services in one location and will have a radiologist on duty throughout the day so patients can receive their results more quickly.
Dempsey, Williamson, Kelly and Hertel LLP of Oshkosh changed its official name to Dempsey Law
Breakthrough Fuel moved into the historic train center on the Fox River that previously housed the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
Sadoff & Rudoy Industries LLP received one of Wisconsin’s Well Workplace Awards, which recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. The company has locations in Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Berlin and Manitowoc.
The Ministry Door County Medical Center Sleep Disorders Facility in Sturgeon Bay received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Students in Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s auto collision repair and refinish program can now work on a 2008 Toyota Prius, a hybrid electric vehicle. State Farm Insurance donated the vehicle, which provides students with an opportunity to work on a hybrid vehicle before graduation.
BayCare Clinic in Green Bay was named to 2011 Becker’s Hospital Review/ Becker’s ASC Review list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare. BayCare Clinic was also named to the list in 2010.
Forty professionals recently graduated from Leadership Fox Cities: Christopher Allen, The Business Bank; Jen Bauer, Miron Construction Co. Inc.; Tracy Blattner, Wipfli LLP; Joseph Brooks, Lawrence University; Michelle Devine Giese, Step Industries Inc.; Paul DeWolfe, We Energies; Sandy Drexler, United Way Fox Cities; Sue Edminster, Affinity Health System; Hugues Forget, Appleton (Papers); David Hetzel, M&I Bank; Brian Hoefs, Associated Bank; Julie Kersten, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Karl Koenig, Appleton Alliance Church; Tracey Koenig, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve; Sue Lawson, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; Wendy Lloyd, Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Inc.; Pamela Malkowski, ThedaCare; Nicole Mertes, The Post-Crescent; Jay Meyerhofer; Jill Mitchler, NAMI Fox Valley; David Mueller, Appleton Area School District; Liz Neuman, Kimberly Clark Corp.; Jennifer Nigl, QTI Professional Staffing; Edward Panelli, Miller Electric Mfg.; Sheri Peitersen, McCain Foods; Nancy Pontius, Children’s Hospital and Health System; Ruth Raddatz, Bassett Mechanical; Dawn Rall, Fox Valley Technical College; Craig Reinke, Harmony Café/Goodwill NCW; Timothy Riedl, Secura Insurance Co.; Amy Ristow, Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity; Colleen Rortvedt, Appleton Public Library; Jason Rosenau, Valley Packaging Industries; Ryan Scherer, Appleton (Papers); Jennifer Sunstrom, Realtors Association of Northeast Wisconsin; Kim Tisler, Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau; Michael Vedder, Community First Credit Union; Timothy Vogelsang, First National Bank-Fox Valley; John Wanie, WHBY Radio/Woodward Communications; and Sonia Woo, Hoffman LLC.
Leadership Green Bay announced its graduates for 2010-11: Ryan Angst, Wells Fargo Bank; Casey Ausloos, Green Bay Packers; Dr. Gaurav Bansal, UW-Green Bay; Susan Baranczyk, Integrys Energy Group Inc.; Heather Brosig, Schreiber Foods; Debbie Bukouricz, Schenck SC; Glenn Buntin, Integrys Energy Group Inc.; Joey Cheng, Wisconsin Public Service Corp.; Cari Clayton, Rasmussen College; Nicole Craig, Neurology Consultants of NE WI Ltd.; Eric De Jardine, Nicolet National Bank; Lisa Evenson, Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District.; Mike Frey, Ansay & Associates; Kurt Goehre, Liebmann Conway Olejniczak Jerry SC; Cindy Jelinek, Community First Credit Union; Jeff Johnson, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity; Mike La Mere, Prevea Health; Nick Mahlik, Medi-Vans; John Manser, the Salvation Army Kroc Center; Dan McIver, UW-Green Bay; JD Murphy, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; Lou Ann Nettekoven, BayCare Clinic; Ann Peggs, Green Bay Fire Department; Marcus Reitz, Fulfillnet Inc.; Tim Rinn, Ganther Construction/Architecture Inc.; Steve Schulke, Schulke Construction LLC; Tia Schumacher, Schneider National; John Smith, Georgia-Pacific; Joe Smits, Associated Bank; Kristin Suchalla, MCL Industries; Tom Swiecichowski, Nsight Telservices; Todd Thiel, Schreiber Foods; Brenda Tiedt, Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance; Relene Townley, UnitedHealthcare; Ryan Van Straten, Alliance Management; Molly Vandervest, Downtown Green Bay Inc.; Stephanie Walker, Festival Foods; Jay Wille, New York Life; and Aaron Wolf, Comfort Suites Green Bay.
Miron Construction in the Town of Menasha received Platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for a middle school renovation and expansion project in Lake Mills.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group of Appleton acquired Choice Residential LLC of Manitowoc.