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Mount Mary College

Mount Mary College’s Master in Science in Counseling program has received the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The credential allows Mount Mary counseling students to take the National Counseling Exam (NCE) prior to graduation. The NCC credential is one of two credentials issued by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the most prestigious accreditation available for professional certification boards. The credential ensures national standards developed by those in the field. Mount Mary is one of four institutions in Wisconsin that have earned the NCC credential. They include Marquette University, UW–Oshkosh, UW–Superior and UW–Whitewater.


Waukesha-based Seroka, has been retained by TH Foods Inc., a food manufacturer based in Loves Park, Ill., to develop social media communications and other marketing initiatives for its Crunchmaster brand. TH Foods’ mission is to create and market products that provide solutions for consumers interested in living “Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability.” The company strives to bring innovative, authentic, “Better for You” balanced nutrition, rice-based crackers and snacks to North America. The company leverages their diverse culture and their unique, proprietary Japanese rice baking techniques to create products with the “best of both worlds” in mind; traditional rice snacks from the East combined with tempting taste sensations from the West. TH Foods is a leading manufacturer in the snack food industry offering a wide array of sesame, corn and rice snack products.

Quad Graphics Inc.

Sussex-based Quad Graphics Inc., announced that under terms of a new multi-million-dollar agreement, it will become the exclusive print provider for all Talbots catalogs. The new contract covers premedia services, printing and distribution of all catalogs annually for Talbots, a leading multi-channel retailer of women’s apparel, shoes and accessories based in Hingham, Mass. Quad/Graphics has printed millions of Talbots catalogs annually since 1997, but until now has shared the work with a competitor. The printer now will produce 100 percent of Talbots catalog work. Quad/Graphics’ state-of-the-art Premedia Solutions Center in Braintree, Mass., near Talbots’ headquarters, will handle premedia production for the catalogs. The catalogs will be printed at Quad/Graphics’ Lomira, Wis., plant, the world’s largest printing plant under one roof, and distributed via its fleet of trucks.

Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce

The Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce has announced the following new members: Brookfield Travel, IPC Research, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Alaris Group, Inc., Allister Fabricating Inc., American Locksmiths LLC, AmeriSign and Graphics, Bitterberg Group of Shorewest Realtors, Connection Strategies Enterprises, Inc., Creative Constructors, Golden Gate Restaurant & Golden Gate Centre, Highlands Communities Inc., Krukowski Family Chiropractic, LLC, Lake Country Auto Spa, Marquette University – Regional Development, MasterLink Corporation, Maurices Inc., Men’s Hair House, PRO Alliance Resources, SaborCor – Integrated Facilities Solutions, Stapleton Resources, Stillwaters Cancer Support Services, Taco Johns, and Topline Results Corporation.

Boelter + Lincoln

Wausau-based Ministry Health Care has named Boelter + Lincoln its advertising and public relations agency of record. B+L will assist Ministry in a variety of communications disciplines, including advertising, public relations and social media. Consumers in central and northern Wisconsin will start to see the new print, broadcast and online advertisements in May. Ministry Health Care is a mission-driven, integrated health care system of clinics and hospitals, primary and specialty care physicians, home care and related services located across Wisconsin and into Minnesota. As a Catholic organization, its mission is to use its core values of presence, service, vision and justice to create a patient-centered experience.
Midwest Airlines
The Milwaukee Ballet has named Midwest Airlines its official airline provider. Through this partnership, Midwest Airlines will provide the Ballet with in-kind air travel throughout the year. Affordable air travel is especially important to Milwaukee Ballet, as it draws choreographers and artists from around the world. The Ballet said this relationship will allow it to continue to build and grow its company and school.

Clear Verve Marketing LLC

Clear Verve Marketing, Elm Grove, has been selected by The Conservatory of Music to provide ongoing marketing and media relations services. Clear Verve will work with Conservatory staff to plan and execute marketing communications programs that promote the Conservatory as well as build relationships between the Conservatory and its 10,000 students. The Conservatory of Music is the oldest and largest non-profit independent music school in the state.

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