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Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:40 pm

Boelter + Lincoln

Marketing Communications

Boelter + Lincoln Marketing Communications, Milwaukee, and Port Washington State Bank were recognized in the American Bankers Association (ABA) Financial Marketing Awards program. Port Washington State Bank placed first in the humor category for banks with less than $500 million in assets for a marketing campaign created by Boelter + Lincoln. The “Fixed. Not Fixed.” campaign refers to Port Washington State Bank’s home equity line of credit, which is permanent or fixed, against something that is not fixed, in this case, a non-neutered dog. Other Wisconsin winners included Educated Investor magazine, a publication by Marshall & Ilsley Corp., Milwaukee, which received first place in the financial education category for banks with less than $500 million in assets.

Medical College of Wisconsin

The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, was awarded the Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database contract by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The CIBMTR is a research partnership formed through an affiliation of the College’s International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). The database will contain critical information to continually evaluate the program’s operations and the status of transplant recipients. Estimated funding for the first two-year period of this contract is $6 million with an additional four years of negotiable funding.

William Campbell, chairman and professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was one of two scientists selected nationally to receive the American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research’s 2006 Novartis Award for Hypertension Research. Campbell was honored for his work in identifying the role of a particular set of factors, including epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), in blood pressure regulation. For 20 years, Campbell has focused on local hormones released by a layer of cells that form the inner lining of blood vessels to regulate blood pressure and vascular tone. He has authored more than 260 scientific papers, and his research is supported by grants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; the National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington County Workforce Development

The Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington County Workforce Development (W-O-W) Board recognized Linden Grove Inc., New Berlin, with the Business of the Year award. The award is presented to a business in the three-county area that has met and exceeded the Workforce Development board criteria in categories including leadership, relationship with the Workforce Development Centers, workforce development practices, community involvement, effective use of community resources, number of new hires, excellent training and innovation in hiring, training and retention. Linden Grove used the Resume Network to screen job seekers collected by the Workforce Development Centers, has been successful hiring clients from the Waukesha center and regularly attends W-O-W job fairs.

SynergyHealth-St. Joseph’s Hospital and Linden Grove Inc.

SynergyHealth-St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend, and Linden Grove Inc., New Berlin, were each awarded $20,000 grants from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The awards are Safe-Lifting Initiative (SLI) demonstration grants as part of Governor Jim Doyle’s Grow Wisconsin Initiative. SLI demonstration grants will assist health care providers that have invested or will invest in new safe-lifting equipment by supporting the training and education needed by incumbent workers to properly use the new equipment. Through this grant, Governor Doyle hopes to decrease the amount of lifting-related back injuries in the health care field, as well as reduce worker’s compensation cases in Wisconsin. The grants were awarded to the two companies in partnership with the W-O-W Workforce Development Board and a consortium led by Linden Grove including Waukesha County Technical College, Arjo, Inc., Roselle, Ill. and United Heartland, Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Humane Society

Victoria Wellens, executive director for the Wisconsin Humane Society, Milwaukee, received the American Humane Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual award is given to individuals for their investment of time and talent to the betterment of the care and treatment of animals. Wellens has served as the executive director of the Wisconsin Humane Society for more than 12 years. As executive director, Wellens spearheaded an $8.5 million capital campaign to build a 40,000-square-foot animal shelter. The modern facility serves more than 20,000 companion and wild animals each year. Wellens serves as a member of the River Revitalization Board, Milwaukee and previously served on the board of directors for the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. She is president of the National Federation of Humane Societies, Washington D.C. and is a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators board of directors as well as a member of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Federation of Humane Societies.

Landmark Credit Union

Landmark Credit Union, New Berlin, donated $11,140 to the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness Fund. The funds were raised through the credit union’s Pink Ribbon Checking Program. For anyone opening a new Landmark Pink Ribbon Checking account with direct deposit, Landmark promised to donate $50 to the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer awareness efforts. The limited-time program included a free first order of 150 pink ribbon checks and the gift of a Landmark pink ribbon baseball cap. Landmark Credit Union members who already had a Landmark checking account could get a pink ribbon hat by donating at least $10 to the American Cancer Society.


The Prestwick Golf Group.

Great Lakes Golf Course Products, Delafield, will change its name to The Prestwick Golf Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Prestwick Group Inc., on Jan. 1. Great Lakes Golf Course Products now serves golf courses worldwide instead of only in the Great Lakes region. The Prestwick Golf Group manufactures and sells handcrafted, custom golf course site furnishings and accessories to golf courses. The company also supplies premium quality site furnishings to parks and attractions under the Great Lakes Specialty Products brand name.

Hope House of Milwaukee Inc.

The Hope House of Milwaukee Inc. received a $15,000 grant from the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, Milwaukee. The grant will support the Chrysalis women and family transitional shelter program, which offers single women, women or men with children or intact families a safe place to stay for up to two years. During this stay, the women and families work on building a savings and gaining necessary skills to be successful in independent living.

Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin

The Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW) recognized local commercial real estate firms and individuals with its 2006 Deal of the Year, Realtor of the Year and Affiliate of the Year awards programs. The Manpower headquarters in downtown Milwaukee received both the Office and the Overall Deal of the Year Award. The Manpower headquarters land purchase was facilitated by Steve Palec of the Milwaukee office of CB Richard Ellis Group Inc., El Segundo, Calif., and Sam Denny of Schlitz Park, Milwaukee. Crossroads Commons, Stevens Point, received the Retail Deal of the Year award, facilitated by Bill Quinlivan of Colliers Barry, Milwaukee. Leeson Electric property sale and leaseback, Grafton, received the Industrial Deal of the Year award. The property sale and leaseback was facilitated by Bob Gintoft and Stephen Provancher of NAI MLG Commercial, Milwaukee. International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. (IFF), New York, received the Investment Deal of the Year and was facilitated by Kevin Barry and Kurt Van Dyke of Colliers Barry, Milwaukee. Pilgrim Glen, Menomonee Falls, received the Multi-Family Deal of the Year Award and was facilitated by Paul Galbraith of Apex Commercial, Milwaukee. J. Michael Mooney, chairman of the board for NAI MLG Commercial received the Realtor of the Year Award. Jay Craig, senior real estate director for the Milwaukee office of Opus North Corp., Minnetonka, Minn., received the Affiliate of the Year Award.

Blue Horse Inc.

Blue Horse Inc., Milwaukee, created a 30-second television spot for American Family Insurance Group, Madison, as part of a new advertising campaign. The television spot emphasizes the importance of receiving personal attention from an agent and features a combination of live action and animation. The spot was produced through Digital Kitchen, Chicago, and directed by Paul Hopkins. Yessian Music, Detroit, provided a new version of the American Family jingle. The television commercial will be complemented by full color newspaper and magazine ads as well as radio and outdoor ads.

Stowell Associates SelectStaff Inc.

Phyllis Brostoff, co-founder of Stowell Associates SelectStaff Inc., Milwaukee, received the Outstanding Chapter Member Award from the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Inc. (GCM), Tucson, Ariz. Brostoff was a founding member of the national association of GCM and of the Midwest Chapter. She served as the national association’s treasurer from 1987 to 1990, secretary of the Midwest Chapter for the past five years and of the national board for the past two years. Brostoff was recently elected to serve as the vice president for the national board and president of the Midwest Chapter.

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