Biz Notes

Eight hotels belonging to Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of Milwaukee-based The Marcus Corp., have been named 2013 Best Hotels in their cities and states by U.S. News & World Report. Included in the recognized establishments is The Pfister Hotel, located in downtown Milwaukee, which secured first place in Best Milwaukee Hotels and second place in Best Wisconsin Hotels. The InterContinental, also located in Milwaukee, scored third place in Best Milwaukee Hotels and fifth place in Best Wisconsin Hotels. And Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis., ranked seventh place in Best Wisconsin Hotels. More than 1,600 luxury hotels in the U.S. were evaluated on top of more than 200 hotels in the Caribbean. U.S. News & World Report determines rankings according to industry awards given to hotels, ratings, and perceptions of travel experts and hotel guests.

The top five hotels in Milwaukee, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings: 1. The Pfister Hotel, 2. The Iron Horse Hotel, 3. InterContinental Milwaukee, 4. Ambassador Hotel, 5. Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.

The top five hotels in Wisconsin, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings: 1. The American Club, Kohler; 2. The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee; 3. The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee; 4. Canoe Bay, Chetek; 5. InterContinental, Milwaukee.

Rock Transfer & Storage

Rock Transfer & Storage, based in Milwaukee, has received the 2011 LTL Carrier of the Year Award for outstanding service from UTi Worldwide. UTi Worldwide is a leading international supply chain management company. It relies on hundreds of carriers. Rock Transfer was evaluated by overall performance and feedback obtained from UTi’s customers.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, located in the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, in Wauwatosa, was recently named fourth best pediatric hospital in the nation by Parents Magazine. The hospitals are ranked by Parents editors with input from medical advisors in the following areas: survival rates for childhood cancer, pediatric heart disease and other conditions, performance in complex procedures, depth of the research program, safeguards to prevent medical errors, staffing ratios and quality, community outreach and services of patients’ families. The survey results will appear in Parents Magazine’s March 2013 issue.

The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County

The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County has received $3.7 million in donations for its annual Red Kettle Campaign, surpassing its goal of $3 million. Contributions will expand programs and services and will meet critical needs of the unemployed, underemployed, homeless and others who are overlooked and underserved. Eighty-four cents of every dollar donated is used for 85 year-round programs and services including emergency shelter, food and clothing, disaster relief, utility and rent assistance, school lunch programs

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