Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:36 pm
Wisconsin Law Journal
The Wisconsin Law Journal, Milwaukee, awarded 12 local lawyers in its 2006 Leaders in the Law awards program. The annual awards program recognizes individuals for their contributions to the practice of law, including leadership in advancing legal services to the poor, contributions to Wisconsin’s legal community and contributions to the community at large. The honorees were featured in the March 29 issue of the Wisconsin Law Journal and included: Victor Arellano of Lawton & Cates, S.C., Madison; Colleen Ball of Appellate Counsel, S.C., Wauwatosa; Keith Belzer of Devanie & Belzer S.C., La Crosse; Daryl Diesing of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, S.C., Milwaukee; Dean Dietrich of Ruder Ware, Wausau; Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel William Domina; Catherine Doyle of Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc., Milwaukee; James D. Friedman of Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; Stephen Hayes of The Schroeder Group S.C., Waukesha; Timothy Nixon of the Green Bay office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee and Robyn Shapiro of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP, Milwaukee. Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann received the special achievement award.
FastSigns International Inc.
A Milwaukee FastSigns, located at 5318 N. Port Washington Road and owned by Robb and Stacy Schmit, received multiple awards from its franchisor, FastSigns International Inc., Carrollton, Texas, for sales achievements. Mark Van Ermen, an employee of the Schmit’s FastSigns, received a Sales Recognition Award for sales achievement in 2005. The FastSigns location also achieved the highest total sales of all U.S. FastSigns from October 2004 through September 2005 and was recognized as one of the three top single stores in the U.S. The Schmits also received the top sales honor of a Midwestern U.S. FastSigns center. Charity Woodall, a manager of a second Milwaukee FastSigns, located at 7444 W. Holmes Ave. and owned by Gil and Gail Loppnow, received the manager of the year award from FastSigns International.
Medical College of Wisconsin
The board of trustees for the Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, approved $6,060,692 in awards to support 26 community and academic partnership projects statewide through the college’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program. Eighty-three Wisconsin-based organizations will participate in the projects. The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program is the community and academic partnership component of Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin, the Medical College’s public and community health initiative which was created through funds awarded to the Medical College as a result of Blue Cross and Blue Shield United of Wisconsin’s conversion to a publicly-traded company. Each of the 26 partnership projects consists of at least one community organization and one academic partner from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Twelve projects received an aggregate of $5,386,277 to begin implementation of health initiatives. Fourteen other projects received an aggregate of $674,415 to develop health initiatives. The awarded projects address major health problems in Wisconsin including: heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, nutrition, obesity, senior health, intentional and unintentional injuries, access to health services, and mental health. The 12 major health initiatives to be implemented are: Building Community Capacity: General Assistance Medical Programs (GAMP) Chronic Disease Management Initiative; Citywide Nutrition and Physical Activity for Urban Children & Families; Community Connections to Promote Independent Living (CCPIL); Empowering Individuals to Improve Their Hypertension Control through Peer Support; Family Risk Reduction Intervention with Female Juvenile Delinquents; Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies: Improving Access to Quality Asthma Care; Healthier Cumberland Coalition; Healthier Workforce 2009: Improving Health & Employability of Welfare-To-Work Participants; Improving Access to Quality Dementia Care Services in Underserved Rural Wisconsin; Milwaukee Cares; Milwaukee Kids: Drive me Safely-Drive for Health and Strong Rural Communities Initiative (SRCI).
The 14 initiatives under development include: Arsenic in Wisconsin’s Residential Drinking Water: Planning for Action; Cognition and Outreach Service Delivery to Aging Seniors; Community Mobilization Initiative Addressing Disparities in STDs and Unintended Pregnancies; Developing Strategies: Improving the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People of Color; Elder Health Upholders; Healthy Teeth=Healthy Kids; Integrating Peer Support Throughout the Behavioral Health Continuum of Care; New Leadership Wisconsin: Building Health Policy Leadership Capacity; Northwest Wisconsin Falls Prevention Collaborative; Saber Para La Gente/Knowledge for the People; Safety Starts at Home; Strengthening Public Health Policymaking for a Healthier Milwaukee; The Wisconsin Center for Health Communication: Pathways to Implementation and Whirlwind and Wenaboozhoo: Storytelling About American Indian Youth Depression.
Masters Gallery Foods Inc.
Masters Gallery Foods Inc., Plymouth, promoted Jeffrey Giffin to president. Giffin has joined Masters Gallery Foods in 1990 and most recently serves as executive vice president of industrial sales and procurement. Giffin will replace Christopher Gentine, who has decided to resign from his position and leave the company. Gentine and Jeffrey Gentine, who will continue as Masters Gallery Foods’ vice president of business operations, are the sons of the company’s late founder, Leonard Gentine Jr. Masters Gallery Foods is a privately held company owned by the Gentine family. Griffin has 29 years of experience in the cheese industry. He has served as executive vice president of Masters Gallery Foods since 2003.
American Culinary Federation Culinary Challenge
Executive chef Jeff King and pastry chef Chuck Stepanovich of the Milwaukee Club placed first for the second year in a row in Wisconsin’s American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary Challenge Mystery Basket Competition. The annual Mystery Basket event features teams of chefs preparing 12 servings of a four-course meal from a "mystery basket" of ingredients that is not revealed until the competition begins. The ACF Culinary Challenge also features the Contemporary and Cold Food Competitions. In the Contemporary Competition, individual chefs prepare two portions of a "signature dish" with accompaniments. The chefs have just one hour to prepare their dishes. Jamie Boelhower, the Chef de Cuisine at Third Street Pier in Milwaukee, won first place in the Contemporary Competition for the second year in a row. Thirty-two chefs from seven states participated in the three competitions.
Core Creative Inc.
The Lake Express Ferry, a ferry connection between Muskegon, Mich. and Milwaukee, selected Core Creative Inc., Milwaukee, to develop its creative advertising and provide public relations support for the 2006 season.
American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin (ACEC WI), Madison, awarded the Milwaukee Transportation Partners the Grand Award in the 2006 Engineering Excellence Awards competition for its project, Marquette Interchange – West Leg Project. Milwaukee Transportation Partners is a joint effort between the Milwaukee office of CH2M Hill, Englewood, Colo. and the Milwaukee office of HNTB Corp., Kansas City, Mo. Both are members of ACEC WI and initially received a Best of State Award for the project.
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Brookfield, released Benefits and Compensation Books, a catalog of more than 100 employee benefit and compensation resources. The catalog provides access to the library of resources available through the International Foundation including books, periodicals, survey research, CDs and DVDs. The catalog includes sections on general benefits, financial literacy and retirement planning, pension and retirement plans, public employee plans, health care, multiemployer plans, compensation and human resources, career development and global and Canadian topics. The catalog is available through contacting the International Foundation.
The McFarland Group
The sports marketing division of The McFarland Group, Elm Grove, was selected by a new Champ Car Formula Atlantic racing team formed by actor Paul Newman and Chicago entrepreneur Eddie Wachs to handle public relations, sponsor relations and acquisition. The McFarland Group will provide marketing communications, public relations, special event planning, cross promotion and relationship management programs for the two-car team and its sponsors.
Waukesha Community Foundation
The Waukesha Community Foundation, Waukesha, recognized Lillie Wilson, Margaret Farrow and Cynthia Eggleston-Lartz with Women of Distinction Awards; Maria Ramirez with the Young Woman of Tomorrow Award and Andrea Beale, Meghan McGinty, and Kyla Barr with Young Woman of Tomorrow Awards of Merit. The foundation recognized the Herro Family, including Patricia Snyder Herro, her four daughters and her daughter-in-law with the Women of Distinction Family Award. Wilson co-founded the Waukesha branch of the NAACP, where she currently serves as president and lifetime member. Wilson was one of the first African Americans to work at the Schlitz Brewery headquarters, where she served on the first equal opportunity employees’ committee. Farrow started her career in elected office as a trustee and then served as president of the Elm Grove Village Board. She was elected to the State Assembly in 1986, spent over three terms in the State Senate, and in 2001 became Wisconsin’s first woman to hold the office of lieutenant governor. Farrow recently initiated the Waukesha County Action Network (WCAN), a group that brings business and community leaders together to work on a wide range of services affecting the community, including infrastructure and regional issues, consolidation of services, enhancement of educational systems, and the evaluation of cultural arts. Cynthia Eggleston-Lartz is one of the co-founders of the Mukwonago Food Pantry and has served as its executive director for 15 years.
Bowers & Associates
Bowers & Associates, Franklin, received accreditation in case management, health utilization management, workers’ compensation utilization management and condition (disease) management from URAC, Washington D.C.
Bentley World-Packaging Ltd.
Bentley World-Packaging Ltd., Milwaukee opened a new facility in Chambersburg, Pa. The newly constructed 20,000 square-foot facility is expandable to 60,000 square feet and features a rail spur for loading and unloading rail freight, a drive through bay to unload flatbeds with 16-foot by 18-foot doors, dock shelters and a 15-ton Gantry crane for loading high tonnage freight. The new facility is supplemented by an additional 20,000 square-foot leased warehouse space in St. Thomas, Pa.
Prom Krog Altstiel Inc.
Concordia University Wisconsin Heritage Society, located on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, selected Prom Krog Altstiel Inc. (PKA), Mequon, as its agency for marketing communication services. Prom Krog Altstiel Inc. will provide services to the society including advertising collateral production, internal communications, direct mail and audio-video production.
ACG Products Ltd., Brookfield, selected PKA as its advertising and public relations agency. PKA will be involved in branding, marketing communications strategy and the production of advertising, public relations, collateral, Web design and interactive materials for the animal nutrition company.
Blush Beauty, Milwaukee, opened a Brow Bar inside its beauty boutique to offer specialty eyebrow waxing, tweezing and shaping services. The Brow Bar is a bar setting where customers can sit, drink a glass of the boutique’s signature Blush champagne and choose from a menu of brow shapes and styles, including the Jennifer Aniston and the Madonna. Mary Braden joined Blush as the Brow Bar specialist and will offer tweezing, brow shaping sessions and brow cleanup to Blush Beauty customers.
American Society of Interior Design Wisconsin
The American Society of Interior Design Wisconsin, Milwaukee, recognized area interior design firms in its 2005 Design Awards competition. Engberg Anderson Design Partnership Inc., Milwaukee, received a silver award in the educational and institutional category for Evansville-Vanderburgh Central Library, Evansville, Ind.; a silver award in the retail and showroom category for Carenza Color Cutting Experience, Brookfield, and a gold award in the recreation and hospitality category for Yanni’s, Milwaukee. Quarum Architects Inc., Milwaukee, received a bronze award in the office and corporate 5,000 to 25,000 square feet category for Gass, Weber, Mullins LLC, Milwaukee. Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc., Milwaukee, received a silver award in the office and corporate over 25,000 square feet for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. building in Franklin and a bronze award in the office and corporate 5,000 to 25,000 square feet category for Hanson Dodge, Milwaukee. Kahler Slater Architects Inc., Milwaukee, received a silver award in the office and corporate over 25,000 square feet category for VJS Construction Services, Pewaukee, and a bronze award in the health care and medical category for Miller Health & Fitness Center, Milwaukee. Karen Claffey-Koller Interior Design, Madison, received a gold award in the new partial or complete category. Peabody’s Interiors, Whitefish Bay, received a bronze award in the kitchen and bath category. Building Service Inc., Milwaukee, received a bronze award in the recreation and hospitality category. Uihlein Wilson Architects, Milwaukee, received a silver award in the recreation and hospitality category for the MSOE Kern Center, Milwaukee; a bronze award in the educational and institutional category for UW-Oshkosh’s Taylor Hall, and a silver award in the historic, renovation and recycle category for Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. The Zimmerman Design Group, Wauwatosa, received a silver award in the office and corporate 5,000 to 25,000 square feet category for First National Bank & Trust, Beloit; a silver award in the custom category for a Lake Michigan residence; a silver award in the recreation and hospitality category for Racine Country Club; a bronze award in the same category for Tripoli Country Club, Milwaukee; a silver award in the health care and medical category for Children’s Medical Group, Wauwatosa; a silver award in the recreation and hospitality category for Pizzeria Piccola, Milwaukee; a bronze award in the recreation and hospitality category for Ozaukee Country Club, Mequon and a silver award in the office and corporate under 5,000 square feet category for Guaranty Bank, Brookfield. Cieslik Celek Interior Design LLC, Milwaukee, received a silver award in the retail and showroom category for Sprout!, Milwaukee and a bronze award in the retail and showroom category for Cranston Accents, Milwaukee. Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP, Milwaukee, received a bronze award in the health care and medical category for Gunderson Lutheran Renal Dialysis Center, La Crosse; a silver award in the same category for Reedsburg Senior Care Center, Reedsburg; a silver award in the new, partial or complete category for a penthouse condominium; a gold award in the educational and institutional category for the New Berlin Public Library and a gold award in the office and corporate 5,000 to 25,000 square feet category for First National Bank & Trust of Hartford.