On the Move – June

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 :: People and Business on the Move
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Century 21 Olympia joined Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group of Appleton. Century 21 served the New London, Hortonville and Greenville markets. Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group has 20 locations throughout northeast and central Wisconsin and over 450 sales associates.
Menasha Packaging’s folding carton group received the Chairman’s Safety Award at the Paperboard Packaging Councils’ annual conference. The group received the award for the most consecutive production hours worked without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable incident. The company also recently won 11 awards at the 53rd annual OPOAI Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement Awards Competition in Las Vegas. Menasha received one gold, four silver and six bronze awards in nine temporary, semi-permanent and permanent display categories.
Keller Inc. of Kaukauna received two 2010 Projects of Distinction awards from the Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin. Keller won gold awards in a commercial construction category for Little Scholars New Beginnings in Stevens Point and in the institutional construction category for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Hubertus.
Menasha-based Affinity Health System was named among the top 100 integrated health systems in the nation for the ninth year in a row. The list, which was published in Modern Healthcare, grades systems on operations, quality, scope of services and efficiency.
An anonymous gift of $1.5 million to build a new locker room at Schneider Stadium helped St. Norbert College in De Pere set a new gift record of $15.5 million in fiscal year 2010-11. The college’s previous record was $15.3 million in 2005, which included the lead gift for the college’s new Miriam B. and James J. Mulva Library.
The American Hospital Association selected Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc to participate in the 2011 American Hospital Association Health Care System Reform Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides participants with a road map of how to design and plan for new care delivery models, including the medical home model, accountable care organizations and bundled payments – all aimed at improving quality and efficiency through better care coordination.
Appleton Medical Center has a new family birth center, featuring eight labor and delivery rooms, 15 larger postpartum rooms, two caesarean section rooms with a nearby family area, a large nursery in the center with viewing from three sides and a developmental nursery for babies needing special care. The center was designed with input from parents.
Bellin Health of Green Bay and Northstar Health Systems of Iron River, Mich., established a partnership to improve the health services for residents in the Northstar service area.
Bethesda Thrift Shop and Abilities Training Center is now open at 138 E. Northland Ave., Appleton. This is Bethesda’s 11th store in Wisconsin. The store is operated by Bethesda Lutheran Communities Inc., a national provider of support and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Mercy Medical Center’s orthopaedic services were recognized as among the best in the nation for superior patient outcomes in a study released by HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings organization. Mercy received: best rated in the region for overall orthopaedic services for five years in a row; best rated in the region for joint replacement surgery for five years in a row; joint replacement excellence award for five years in a row; ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for joint replacement surgery for five years in a row; ranked among the top five in Wisconsin for overall orthopaedic services for nine years in a row; ranked among the top 10 in Wisconsin for joint replacement surgery for eight years in a row; five-star rating in overall orthopaedic services for seven years in a row; and five-star rating for joint replacement surgery for nine years in a row.
Manitowoc Crane Care, along with its dealer partner H&E Equipment Services, presented Turner Industries with a completely refurbished Manitowoc 888 crawler crane. This was the first completely remanufactured crane under the new EnCORE Partners program, which is for customers to have their cranes rebuilt or remanufactured by OEM-approved technicians.
ThedaCare’s Ingenuity First changed its name to ThedaCare Workplace Solutions to better show how the organization meets the health care needs of area businesses and their employees. ThedaCare Workplace Solutions contains all the products and services currently offered by Ingenuity First and ThedaCare At Work, including occupational medicine, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), onsite services and wellness services.
Independent Printing Company Inc. of De Pere won three Badger Awards in the Printing Industries of Wisconsin’s Graphics Excellence Awards 11th Annual Competition.
ThedaCare Physicians-Darboy received the LEED Gold Designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Boldt Company of Appleton built the clinic, which opened in 2010.
The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce earned a four-star accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce.
First Business Bank moved into the second floor of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Building at 300 N. Broadway.
EDB Investments, 1648 Tri-Park Way, Appleton, earned the Energy Star symbol from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The building is managed by Pfefferle Management and owned by Eric and Dawn Blankenheim.
Gold Coast City Marina in Queensland, Australia, is adding a new Marine Travelift 50 BFMII boat hoist made by Sturgeon Bay-based Marine Travelift.
SVA Wealth Management Inc. and SVA Trust Company LLC together with Wisconsin Capital Management LLC & Plumb Trust Company joined to form SVA Plumb Financial LLC. The combined company will have greater scale and scope.
Lamers Bus Lines Inc. added four 2011 MCI J4500 deluxe motor coaches powered by a clean-diesel Cummins engine and ZF Astronic power train to its fleet. The new coaches have three-point passenger seatbelts, self-retracting footrests, a state-of-the-art entertainment system with six 10.2-inch LCD Blaupunkt monitors, Wi-Fi connectivity and 10 110-volt outlets that let passengers charge electronic and digital devices. Lamers also added a MCI Coach Driving Training Simulator to enhance its driver education programs.
The Belson Company has purchased the assets of OPL Services Company of Green Bay, adding the Continental Girbau brand of coin and commercial laundry equipment to its Professional Laundry Division.
The UW-Oshkosh College of Business has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than 5 percent of the world’s 607 schools of business have earned this honor.
Great Northern Corporation of Appleton received eight awards, including one gold award, at GlobalShop 2011, the world’s largest retail design and marketing event.
Smet Construction is building a new 8,000-square-foot Family Dollar store on University Avenue in Green Bay for GB Real Estate Investments of Green Bay and Hunt Real Estate Services of Tampa, Fla. The store will open this fall.
AZCO Inc. of Appleton is one of 10 businesses to receive the Business Friend of Education Award from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The award is in recognition of a business partnership with Menasha High School, encouraging students to learn about the workplace and various careers.
“Conversations from St. Norbert College” a television show recorded, produced, edited and distributed at St. Norbert College in De Pere and hosted by Kevin Quinn, an associate dean of social sciences and professor of economics, received two honors at the 13th annual Wisconsin Association of PEG Channels Video Festival.
St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh were honored with a Partner Recognition award by Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. The award is one of Practice Greenhealth’s environmental excellence awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector. Menasha-based Affinity Health System operates both hospitals.
Lawrence University in Appleton was included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges for the second straight year.
Miron Construction Co. in the Town of Menasha received a State of Wisconsin Design and Construction Award for Excellence in Construction for its work at the Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery – Phase II.
Somerville Architects / Engineers Inc. in Green Bay was approved by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, the highest rating possible. This rating is based on 16 criteria points, which includes the length of time the business has been in operation and the absence of any complaints filed with the BBB.
Festival Foods received a check for $59,819.75 from Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy. This amount includes standard financial incentive dollars from Focus on Energy as well as bonus incentives from Wisconsin Public Service’s Energy Bundle Bonus program.
The Michels Corporation is partnering with the Lakeshore Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to help restore the Onion River in Sheboygan County by preparing five sites along the river for the installation of lunker structures. The 100-square-mile watershed has undergone sustained reclamation and restoration efforts since the late-1990s.
Several New North companies are among the 15 winners of the 2010 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards: The Boldt Company of Appleton; Suburban Electrical Engineers/Contractors Inc. of Appleton; Fiberweb of Green Bay; Northern Electric Inc. of Green Bay; Tweet/Garot Mechanical Inc. of Green Bay; and Amerequip Corp. of Kiel.
St. Norbert College in De Pere has started transforming the Sensenbrenner Memorial Union into the state-of-the-art Michels Commons. Michels Commons will include a ballroom, reception spaces and outdoor patios. The construction of Michels Commons will be completed by next May. The Michels family contributed $7.7 million for the project. The college also received word that its four-year graduation rate of 69.7 percent is the highest of all Wisconsin colleges and universities.
Skids, Crates & Pallets Inc. (SCP Inc.) joined theWisconsin Family Business Forum. SCP of Hortonville produces new and recycled skids, crates, pallets and custom cut stock lumber.