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The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee recently earned a Travel Green Wisconsin certification from the state Department of Tourism.

Harley-Davidson Museum

The museum, and other businesses that has gained the certification, had to meet specific baseline environmental performance criteria on the application. The checklist contains requirements in nine different sections such as air quality, communication and education, energy efficiency, and local community benefits. Some of the innovative best practices that helped the Harley-Davidson Museum earn the certification include being the first museum to earn GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification for cleaners and cleaning maintenance by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute; the use of high velocity hand dryers instead of paper towels and low-flow bathroom fixtures; and the purchase of local foods.

The Travel Green Wisconsin certification is valid for one year and can be renewed annually.

Superior Support Resources

Brookfield-based Superior Support Resources (SSR) has received the Outstanding Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Award from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the state of Wisconsin. SSR won the MBE Award for large business. This category honors a Wisconsin company with more than 25 employees for overall excellence in sales, product, customer relations, employment, and management dimensions. To qualify for the award a company must be profitable and at least four years old. SSR is a full-service IT service firm focused on not-for-profits, state and local government agencies, and small to mid-sized businesses.

Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Milwaukee-based law firm Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. was recently recognized in the inaugural publication of the 2011 – 12 Best Law Firms rankings released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

These rankings, which are presented in tiers, showcase 9,633 different law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 75 major legal practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 119 major legal practice areas. Full data for the law firms that received rankings is available online, from the largest firms in the country to hundreds of one-person and two-person law firms, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Godfrey & Kahn received National Tier Three rankings in commercial litigation, environmental litigation and mergers and acquisitions law. The firm also received Metropolitan Tier One and Tier Two rankings in Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay.

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