Jon Stellmacher, the ranking Thrivent Financial for Lutherans official in Appleton, has retired. He first joined the organization – then known as Aid Association for Lutherans – as a college intern. He joined AAL in 1978 as a college intern and never left. When he retired, his role was senior vice president and chief of staff and administration. In retirement, Stellmacher plans to remain active with his many non-profit activities, including the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Board of Directors, ThedaCare’s Board of Directors and the Luther College Board of Regents.
Dr. Paul Summerside, chief medical officer at BayCare Clinic in Green Bay, has been named among the 30 best physician executive leaders of hospitals and health systems by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Neurologist Jenny Yi has joined Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. After earning her medical degree from Beijing Medical University in China, she completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to joining Aurora Health Care, Dr. Yi practiced in central Wisconsin and Oshkosh.
Kelly Hoeffner, a nurse at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers, has been nominated for the “DAISY” nursing award, which honors thoughtfulness in caring for not only the patient, but also for the other family members.
Holly Hedge has joined ThedaCare Physicians-Oshkosh as an advance practice nurse practitioner specializing in family medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from North Dakota State University and her master’s degree in nursing from Marian University in Fond du Lac.
Chad Ulman, a project architect with Hoffman LLC in Appleton, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the American Institute of Architects Northeast Wisconsin Chapter. Terry Ellenbecker, Hoffman’s director of field operations, has joined the board of the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley.
Dr. Robert Cornwell has joined Holy Family Memorial’s Woodland Clinic. He received his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School and completed an internal medicine residency at UW Hospitals and Clinics.
Christopher Moss has joined Clifton Gunderson in Oshkosh as a lead advisor and vice president of investments. He has more than 17 years experience in investments and financial planning and holds his Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Robert W. Burns, shareholder and managing partner of Davis & Kuelthau in Green Bay, has joined the firm’s board of directors.
Kristine Killen, a client relations team member with Hanson Benefits, received her resident intermediary individual in accident, health and life insurance license through the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.
On Broadway Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Broadway District in Downtown Green Bay, has named its 2010 board of directors: president – Greg Larsen; vice president – Cora Haltaufderheid of PMI Entertainment; treasurer – Mark Brant of Pinnacle Consulting Group; and secretary – Chad Weininger of the City of Green Bay. Other board members include: Paul Jadin of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce; Megan Melendy of Beselli LLC; Ray Salter of the Broadway Improvement District and La Cocina Restaurant; Ann Seidl of BayCare Clinic; Scott Smet of Smet Construction; and Kathy VanHemelryk of Dean Distributing.
Three faculty members at UW-Fox Valley received the UW Colleges Arthur M. Kaplan Award: Will Curl, an English lecturer; Dubear Kroening, associate professor of biological services; and Bill Gillard, an assistant English professor.
Paul “Ole” Olson from Matthews Commercial Tire Center in Appleton attended a five-day commercial center manager seminar, an intense program focusing on skills needed to better manage commercial centers. Two other Matthews’ employees – Dave Flunker and Craig Keberlein – were recently honored by the Neenah Automotive Youth Educational System for providing education and career opportunities through mentored internships to Neenah High School students.
Anne LeMere, director of compliance at Unity in Green Bay, has been named to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Regulatory Committee.
John Benberg, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay, received the 2009 Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership Award from the Brown County United Way.
Denis Hogan, president of Associated Bank’s North Region, has received the Greater Green Bay Key Leader Award. He has served as a volunteer board member for eight years.
Menasha Packaging has announced the promotion of three employees: Rick Calhoon to the role of vice president-procurement; Don Jansen to vice president-human resources; and Bill Klime to vice president of Lean Six Sigma and quality.
Bonestroo of Green Bay has hired Lawrence Annen and Bill Newhouse to work in its energy sector division. Annen is the new energy business development manager, while Newhouse serves as renewable energy market leader. In addition, Bonestroo promoted Susan Knabe to energy operations manager.
PMI Entertainment Group chief operating officer Cora Haltaufderheid has been elected secretary for Region III of the International Association of Assembly Managers. Her responsibilities include facilitating regional meetings, programming for the district level and participating with educational training at the national conferences held yearly throughout the United States.
Timothy F. Nixon, a shareholder with Godfrey & Kahn in Green Bay, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association. Nixon is being honored for his successful career and contributions to the university, legal profession and community.
Bank First National has added Richard Balge as vice president of retail banking, Joanne Enders as controller and Laure Ropson as operations manager.
Daniel Brellen, a structural engineer with McMahon in the Town of Menasha, has earned his professional engineer license from the State of Wisconsin.
Michael G. Ansay, chairman and CEO of Ansay & Associates LLC, has joined the board of directors of First Manitowoc Bancorp Inc. and Bank First National.
Four employees of OMNNI Associates of Appleton were recently recognized by the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors for excellence in survey mapping services. Dave Yurk earned a first place ribbon; Paul Nordwig earned two third place ribbons; Jason Weis earned a second place ribbon; and Larry Miller earned a third place ribbon.
Legacy Private Trust in Neenah has added David Syroney and Terrence Chier as trust/financial advisors. Syroney has more than 15 years experience in estate, financial and investment planning. Chier has more than 20 years of business and financial services experience and holds both a master’s degree in business administration and a law degree.
Two A.C.E. Building Service employees recently attended statewide seminars. Mike Frozena attended a Wisconsin Commercial Building Code Refresher seminar in Madison to learn changes in building requirements as required by the state and Bill Shimek attended the 2010 ABC of Wisconsin Workers Safety Conference, which was sponsored by Associated Builders and Contractors-Wisconsin Chapter.
Robert Ellenbecker, an instructor at Fox Valley Technical College, received the District Educator of the Year Award from the American Welding Society District 12.
Dennis Glocke of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group in Waupaca received his GRI designation.
The Green Bay branch of the American Association of University Women honored Jeanne Agneessens, program manager of Leadership Green Bay with the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, and Lucinda Roberts, a piano consultant at Heid Music in Green Bay, as “Dreamers and Doers” Award nominees.
Todd Heid has been named president of Heid Music, replacing his father, Paul. Todd is the third generation of the Heid family to lead the 62-year-old music store company. Heid also announced that Bethany Stowell has joined the business in Appleton as education coordinator.
Marine Travelift Inc. of Sturgeon Bay has promoted Stephan Chayer to managing director international sales/business development and Erich Pfeifer to vice president of business development and marketing.
Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin has announced three promotions at its Fox Cities locations: Jebb Filz to production team leader with the Goodwipers! Team at Goodwill’s Shiner Center in Appleton; Trisha Jenz to assistant café team leader at Harmony Café in Appleton; and Stephanie Lehrer to assistant team leader with Goodwill’s Darboy Retail Store and Training Center. Goodwill also hired Kristen Muench as a vocational coordinator with Goodwill’s Vocational Support Services Team; Travis Nagle as an area team leader at Goodwill’s Darboy Retail Store and Training Center; Bart Eyler as area team leader at the Green Bay East retail store; Corey Martin as area team leader at the Ashwaubenon store; and Serena Fallahi as Goods Made Good area team leader.
Stan Martenson of Martenson & Eisele has been named to the Wisconsin Builders Association Hall of Fame. Since 2000, WBA has inducted only 44 members who have shown a long and ongoing commitment to Wisconsin’s home building industry.
The Einstein Project, a non-profit agency providing science resources to K-8 schools throughout Northeast Wisconsin, has added Katy Compton as special events coordinator and Nicole Gajeski as a part-time administrative assistant.
Deborah Komp, manager of ThedaCare Child Learning Center, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the board of the Wisconsin Child Care Administrator’s Association. She has been a child care administrator for nearly 14 years, and was a teacher for 16 years prior to that.
David Hoffman, distribution planner for ThedaCare At Home in Appleton, has been recognized by the Community Blood Center as the Coordinator of the Year.
WFRV Channel 5 and WFRV.com meteorologist Rebecca Schuld received the Seal of Approval of
the American Meteorological Society for television weather broadcasts.
Advance, the economic development arm of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce, has taken over the marketing and administration of Brown County’s Revolving Loan Fund program. The fund is designed to encourage new business development as well as the expansion or retention of businesses already located in Brown County.
Cherney Microbiological Services of Green Bay has had its quality management system deemed to be in compliance with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005. ISO accreditation helps establish a performance benchmark for independent labs.
Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin presented its annual Edgar J. Helms Award to the Green Bay West Goodwill Retail Store and Training Center. The award recognizes the store that has exemplified the Goodwill mission of improving lives and the community.
Faith Technologies of Menasha has created an electrical savings widget – a lighting savings calendar – that can be used on the newly-released iPad. The widget is hosted on the company’s website and is being promoted via social media. The calculator determines lighting energy savings in manufacturing, warehouse and office environments. To view the energy savings widget, visit: www.faithtechnologies.com/services/efficiency_calculator
Wisconsin-based First Business Financial Services Inc. recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Current Chairman, Jerry Smith, started the company in Madison in April of 1990 with 167 shareholders from the community. First Business has since grown to become the sixth largest commercial bank in Wisconsin and is now publically traded on the NASDAQ. First Business Bank has branches in Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Green Bay and Appleton.
Great Northern Corp. of Appleton took home two gold medals and a total of six awards from GlobalShop 2010, the world’s largest annual retail design and marketing event. Great Northern entries winning gold medals were a Kraft Easy Cheese floor display in the grocery and general merchandise category and an SCJ OFF! Clip-On floor display in the home and garden category.
Other medal winners for Great Northern Corp. included: SCJ OFF! Power Pad 28 Ct. Floor Display received a silver medal; a Quartet EnduraGlide Marker Launch Display received a bronze medal; an
American Girl Grocery Spinner Display received a bronze medal; and Nintendo of America Game Stop DSi Sign received a bronze medal.
Cellcom opened a new retail store in Kewaunee inside the BP gas station, 1614 Center St. This is the communication provider’s 19th corporate location.
The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Quality has expanded its Appleton office and has formed a partnership with the Lean Enterprise Institute to form the Healthcare Value Leaders Network, which brought together 15 health systems across the country to share best practices and spread lean principles among a small group of peers. The Center and LEI also are organizing the first annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit on June 9-10, with an estimated 700 people planning to attend.
Wisconsin Specialty Protein in Reedsburg, which was built by Consolidated Construction Co. of Appleton, received a Project of Distinction honor from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin. Consolidated received a gold award in the green building category.
Coalesce, a strategic marketing and communications agency in Appleton, received three gold and two silver awards at the 2009 AAF – Fox River Ad Club ADDY Awards.
Black-Haak Heating of Appleton received multiple awards for its Tempstar product sales. Black-Haak Heating won the awards for the Highest Total Air Conditioner Sales and Highest Total Furnace Sales for the distribution area including Wisconsin and parts of adjoining states for the 2009 calendar year.
Pioneer Credit Union has opened a branch on Lineville Road in Suamico. Pioneer serves nine counties in northeast Wisconsin and has more than $420 million in assets.
Arketype Inc. of Green Bay received six gold and three silver awards at the 2009 AAF – Fox River Ad Club ADDY Awards.
The Benedictine Women of Madison’s Holy Wisdom Monastery, which was designed and built by Hoffman LLC of Appleton, has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating. The building received 63 out of 69 points, making it the most of any certified building in the United States.
Door County Cooperative and its members received $66,173 from CHS Inc., part of a significant cash return based on the leading energy and grain-based foods company’s fiscal 2009 earnings. CHS Inc. is a diversified energy, grains and foods company.
US Lamp, a commercial/industrial lighting distributor in Green Bay, has been recognized for designing and providing energy-efficient lighting solutions for 351 projects that received financial incentives from Focus on Energy. The combined financial incentives of these projects amounted to $375,793 reducing customers’ annual energy bills by an estimated $415,000.
PDJ Cutting and Fabricating of Manitowoc has added a three-ton press which allows them to bend metal items up to 90 degrees. In addition, the company has added a punch, which can punch holes in metal products in a variety of sizes.
The Northeast Wisconsin Health Value Network (NEWHVN) and Humana Wisconsin Health Insurance Company signed a four-year agreement to provide health care services. The agreement will allow the more than 40,000 Humana commercial and Medicare Advantage members located in Northeast Wisconsin access to NEWHVN’s network of providers, including Bellin Health and ThedaCare.
Menasha Packaging won eight Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement Awards at the Point of Purchase Advertising International Competition. The awards are among the highest recognition in marketing at retail. Menasha received one gold, one silver and six bronze awards in four temporary display categories.
Orion Energy Systems Inc. of Manitowoc received first place in the lighting category at the Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards. Introduced in 2009, Orion’s exterior lighting uses fluorescent technology to reduce energy consumption and costs by 50 percent when compared to high-intensity discharge lighting traditionally used to illuminate parking lots and other outdoor areas after dark.
Riesterer Machine in St. Nazianz is building a 3,750-square-foot addition to house production and an assembly area for Riesterer’s custom-made machinery, which they provide to industrial clients throughout the world.
Community Living Solutions of Neenah has been honored by Long-Term Living Magazine for a project in Valparaiso, Ind., in its annual remodel/renovation contest.
Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin has moved to a new clinic in Neenah at 119 E. Bell St. Previously, the clinic had been located at Theda Clark Medical Center.
Aurora Health Center has opened a new clinic in Shawano. The 9,112-square-foot clinic includes space for lab and diagnostic testing. Dr. Gregory Hiltgren, a family medicine physician, and Patty Darling Miller, a family nurse practitioner, will be based at the clinic.
Prospera Credit Union has closed its branch located on Systems Drive in Grand Chute. The credit union also announced it will no longer offer the GoodMoney payday loan alternative in its two stand-alone locations within Green Bay and Darboy. GoodMoney will still be offered at Prospera’s four full-service branches.