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Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards
The Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development recently honored 14 companies with Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards. Of 117 companies who submitted applications this year, 80 were qualified finalists. Each of the finalists provided details on their organization’s safety and health leadership, training and implementation programs, and employee participation. Their reports also included information on their safety accomplishments and goals. The applications were judged by an independent panel of 33 safety, health and human resources professionals. The 14 awards were presented during the 73rd annual Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference and Exposition in Wisconsin Dells in April. The 2014 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award winners are: Agropur Inc., Luxemburg; Alliant Energy Corp.- WPL, Madison; The Boldt Co., Appleton; Chr. Hansen Inc., Milwaukee; Colony Brands Inc., Monroe; Energis High Voltage Resources Inc., Green Bay; ITU AbsorbTech Inc., New Berlin; Lakehead Painting Company Inc., Superior; Northeast Asphalt Inc., Greenville; Phillips-Medisize – Design Development Center, Hudson; Phillips-Medisize – Phillips Medical, Menomonie; Teel Plastics Inc., Baraboo; Tyco Fire Protection Products, Marinette; and USG Structural Technologies LLC, Delavan. Bill Morgan, president of Johnsonville Sausage LLC, was honored as the 14th inductee into the Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame.

The Rock
The Rock Sports Complex, located in Franklin, has been named Best Bike Park in the Midwest by mountain bike resort website MTBparks.com for the second year in a row. The entertainment venue’s bike park, which won the Best Bike Parks Riders’ Choice Award, features an Olympic caliber BMX track, downhill runs, cross-country trails and skills practice areas. The venue also offers lessons for beginners learning downhill bike handling skills. The acknowledgement from MTBparks.com was fueled by an online survey that included the participation of more than 3,000 riders. The survey was comprised of ratings in more than 20 categories.

CCB Technology
Racine-based CCB Technology, a company focused on business information technology solutions and services, has been included on The Channel Co.’s CRN Tech Elite 250. The annual list showcases top IT solutions providers that have completed the education and training needed to be certified by leading vendors. In assembling the list, The Channel Co.’s research division and CRN editors looked at the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT industry. Technical certifications come from vendors such as Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and Symantec. The certifications allow IT solution providers to offer an exceptional level of products, services and support to their customer base.

Marcus Theatres
Marcus Theatres, a division of Milwaukee-based The Marcus Corp., surpassed 1 million members in its Magical Movie Rewards Program in less than a year. The loyalty program was launched in March 2014 as a way to better engage moviegoers and enhance their theater experience. Through the program, which is available at all 55 of Marcus Theatres’ locations across the country, members can earn points and rewards as well as secure special offers. Deals include no fees for online or mobile ticketing, ticketing and screening opportunities, and special food and beverage offers. To honor its millionth member, Marcus Theatres awarded the member an annual pass and merchandise. The company also randomly rewarded program members with free popcorn. Since the loyalty program launched, one-third of Marcus Theatres’ transactions have been made by program members, according to the company.

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