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The Greater Milwaukee Committee and Milwaukee Women Inc.

The Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC) and Milwaukee Women Inc. (MWi) have created the Mary Ellen Stanek Award for Diversity in Corporate Governance. The award is intended for individuals or entities that have established leadership and have helped to increase corporate board diversity. Stanek is managing partner and chief investment officer of Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., Milwaukee. She received the award for dedicating her time and service to GMC and MWi. Stanek recently attended a GMC meeting in which the organizations presented the award to her to mark her two-year period as GMC’s chair. She currently is on the MWi steering committee.

Sojourner Family Peace Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker and the Sojourner Family Peace Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced a proposed partnership to develop a Family Justice Center in Milwaukee offering comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence. The 78,000-square-foot center, to be built at 619 W. Walnut St., will include a shelter, law enforcement services, medical and social services, legal services, and mental health services among others. The State Building Commission will fund $11 million of the $21.25 million project. Sojourner will raise additional funds from community foundations, local corporations, and individuals. The construction is slated to start in 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2015. Milwaukee’s center will follow a nationally recognized Family Justice Center model.

Wisconsin Athletic Club and Froedtert Health

A $14 million sports medicine and fitness facility will be built in Menomonee Falls southwest of Pilgrim Road and U.S. Highway 41/45. Wisconsin Athletic Club (WAC) and Froedtert Health will occupy the facility. The WAC, opening in November, will occupy 47,500 square feet with an aquatic center, training studio, exercise studios, fitness areas, locker rooms and a 5,000-square-foot restaurant space. Froedert Health, opening in January 2014, will occupy 42,500 square feet with a variety of sports medicine and orthopedic services. Real estate development firm Ryan Companies U.S. Inc. will lead construction of the 90,000-square-foot facility.

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College, located in Sturtevant, has officially opened its expanded S.C. Johnson integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center (iMET). The iMET Center is now a 61,000-square-feet manufacturing training facility offering computer numerical control (CNC) machining, welding, metal fabrication, automated manufacturing systems, and industrial robotics. It includes a Fab Lab for industrial design and prototyping, engineering technology programs, and CNC and welding fabrication boot camps.

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