Biz Notes

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Milwaukee, recently created a new senior position and three executive positions. Gloster Current was promoted to vice president of corporate affairs. Current will oversee the Northwestern Mutual Foundation and will assume responsibility for board of trustee and policyowner examining committee relations and recruitment. He most recently served as vice president of policyowner services. Kathy Oman was named an executive officer and will succeed Current as vice president of policyowner services. David Clark was promoted to senior vice president of the real estate department. Clark most recently served as vice president of the department. Jeffrey Lueken was promoted to senior vice president of the securities department. Lueken most recently served as vice president of the department.

Milwaukee Mile

The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, signed a multi-year agreement with Throttle Threads, Middleton, to outfit staff and volunteers of the Milwaukee Mile. Throttle Threads creates custom shop shirts and jackets, so its customers are able to choose and design their own apparel. Attendees of races at the Milwaukee Mile will be able to purchase their own Milwaukee Mile Throttle Threads on the fan midway on race weekends.

Celek Interiors LLC

Sharon Celek, co-owner of Cieslik Celek Interior Design, Milwaukee, recently changed the name of the company to Celek Interiors LLC, with the departure of Maria Cieslik from the partnership. Celek Interiors will remain in the office location of the previous company, at 1014 S. Fifth St. The company’s new Web site is

Aur Enterprises

Aur Enterprises, Milwaukee, a non-profit business building network, launched a travel agency called aur World Getaways. Aur World Getaways offers domestic and international travel accommodations and travel services including: airfare and hotel accommodations, ecotourism, adventure vacations, corporate travel, cruises, destination weddings and honeymoons. Tasha Zakrzewski recently joined aur World Getaways as a travel agent. Zakrzewski has five years of experience in customer service. She recently finished classes at the Adelman Travel Academy, a division of Adelman Travel Group, Milwaukee. Aur World Getaways can be contacted through its Web site,

Celtic Inc.
Hidden River Art Festival, Brookfield, selected Celtic Inc., Brookfield, as its advertising agency of record. The Hidden River Art Festival is administered by the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield. It will be held this year from Sept. 21-23. Celtic will serve as a strategic marketing resource and develop a comprehensive media plan for the event.

ARC Milwaukee Inc.
ARC Milwaukee Inc., Milwaukee, recognized John and Carole Steiner with the annual Challenger Award for their years of education, business, commerce and volunteer services to the greater Milwaukee area. John serves as chairman of Ace World Wide Air Freight Co. Inc., Cudahy; serves on the boards of the Children’s Hospital Foundation, Wauwatosa, the Atlas World Group Inc., Evansville, Ind.; and serves as the director of the St. Mary’s Foundation-Ozaukee, Mequon. Carole has served on the board of directors of Women for MACC Inc., an organization within the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund Inc., Wauwatosa; as secretary for the Glendale Little League and as a school teacher in Milwaukee and Los Angeles.

Mental Health America of Wisconsin
The Mental Health Association of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, changed its name to Mental Health America (MHA) of Wisconsin to align with the national Mental Health Association, Alexandria, Va., of which MHA Wisconsin is an affiliate. The national organization has more than 200 affiliates in the U.S. The new Web site for MHA Wisconsin is

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