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Concordia University

Concorrdia University Wisconsin recently opened a new Waukesha location at N14 W23777 Stone Ridge Dr. for the spring semester. The new location will primarily serve residents of Waukesha, Jefferson and Dodge counties and will offer undergraduate accelerated degree programs as well as graduate level courses and the bachelor of science degree in nursing completion program. A grand opening ceremony will be held on Feb. 16.

Rozman Wealth Management
Brookfield-based Rozman Wealth Management has launched Rozman University, a service that the practice will begin offering in order to help expand the financial education of its current clients and the regional community. During the first five months of 2012, Kurt Rozman, fundamental choice portfolio manager and president of Rozman Wealth Management, and his team will present on five educational topics including: Nine Big Mistakes When Saving for Retirement; Charitable Gifting, Special Market Report and Portfolio Update; Minimizing the Risk of Identity Theft and Six Easy Steps to an Effective Estate Plan. Classes will be held at Rozman Wealth Management. To register – call (262) 798-7979 or sign up anytime at

Patina Solutions
Patina Solutions, a Brookfield firm that provides professionals with 25 or more years of experience on a flexible basis, has added a practice focused on serving insurance companies. Insurance industry veteran Peter de Freitas will lead the new practice. He has more than 30 years of strategic experience in risk transfer, risk financing, risk engineering and operations with two of the largest property and casualty insurers in the U.S., a start up Bermudian specialty insurance company and an insurer focused on global and international risks. Some of the services under Patina Solutions’ insurance services practice include speed-to-market product development; instant infrastructure for startup firms and improved business process development and documentation for existing firms; subject matter expertise to support business analysis and the development of technology requirements, financial close assistance; profitability assessment; underwriting governance; compliance and internal audit reviews; and sales, marketing and distribution.

Clear Verve Marketing
Elm Grove-based Clear Verve Marketing LLC is now providing ongoing strategic marketing and media relations services to the Wisconsin office of the American Diabetes Association. Clear Verve will be working with ADA to plan and execute marketing communications strategies with the main goal of raising awareness about diabetes throughout Wisconsin, including getting the word out about the increase in prevalence of the disease and defining the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Community Care
Community Care, a non-profit organization that provides long term care and health services to seniors and adults with disabilities throughout southeast Wisconsin, has relocated its Family Care office in Racine County from 1220 Mound Ave. to 6216 Washington Ave. The change was made due to the proximity of the new location to bus lines and member’s homes, which will make it easier for the organization’s care managers to visit members as well as allow members an easy way to meet with their care team. The Family Care program managed by Community Care provides long-term care to over 1,200 individuals throughout Racine County. A dedicated care team, comprised of a registered nurse and care manager, work with members to develop goals and support services that work towards meeting those goals.

Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce
Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with YP Impact for young professional networking and volunteerism. YP Impact hosts monthly events, which alternate between happy hour receptions at area bars and restaurants and structured volunteer events.

Waukesha County Technical College
Waukesha County Technical College’s Center for Business Performance Solutions (formerly Corporate & Community Training) has been awarded a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to train its employees in Lean Six Sigma.

The DNR is conducting a pilot strategy to improve its processes through the application of Lean Six Sigma tools. The first phase of the pilot will be to have employees direct and manage one improvement project from each of the department’s six divisions. The training and consultation for more than 20 employees will take place beginning in February through early August.

The three Six Sigma master black belts on staff at CBPS were the lead developers of the Lean Six Sigma Certification curriculum that is used statewide by the Wisconsin Technical College System. Currently each staff member teaches adult learners full time through customized contract training programs delivered onsite for business clients, public workshops offered to diverse adult audiences at the center’s training center, and a quality management associate degree program.

Zilli Hospitality Group
Zilli Hospitality Group, Waukesha, has been named to the “Best of Weddings” for the second year in a row by the wedding web site, The site has millions of engaged or newlywed members—who call themselves “Knotties”–who share ideas and rate services for other members. It was the high ratings from the site’s members that put Zilli Hospitality Group on the Best of Weddings 2012 list.

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