Biz Notes

Berghammer Construction

Berghammer Construction Corp., Butler, recently completed the first phase of the St. Mary’s Felician Village campus renovation and repositioning project in Manitowoc. The campus, which offers assisted and independent living options, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, as well as activities and other amenities for senior citizens, is being updated and reconfigured to enhance the facility’s ability to provide a sense of community and a residential atmosphere for the residents. In partnership with Eppstein Uhen Architects, Milwaukee, the first phase of this project involved the demolition of several existing structures on the 22-acre campus and the building of a new community based residential facility, 20 beds for a dedicated rehabilitation household and the Village Square building. The completion of this phase moved residents living in the existing community based residential facility closer to activities and amenities. The completion also provided a central location with updated facilities for all the services that Felician Village offers. The main objective for this three-phase project is to achieve a more home-like environment for the residents, while at the same time making the operation of this campus more efficient. With the brand new energy efficient buildings, Felician Village expects to substantially drive down their operational costs. Berghammer is currently working on the second phase of the project with a scheduled completion date of August, 2010. The second phase involves the construction of a 64-bed skilled nursing facility and a 16-apartment residential care apartment complex.

Outpost Natural Foods

The Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) has presented Outpost Natural Foods with a 2009 Well Workplace Gold Award. This award, presented by WELCOA affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin, recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well being of its employees. The Well Workplace Award integrates health promotion into the way a company does business, validates health promotion efforts, communicates a vision for the future and demonstrates a dedication to improving the health and well-being of its employees. Other Wisconsin Gold Well Workplace award winners include Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Jigsaw LLC

Milwaukee-based Jigsaw LLC received two 2009 Clio Healthcare Awards and recognition in Communications Arts magazine (www.commarts.com), a showcase for the best visual communication in the advertising and creative industry. Jigsaw received two Silver Clio Healthcare Awards, a health care-focused competition launched this year as an extension of The Clio Awards. Jigsaw won in the Innovative Media category for a baby changing station guerilla tactic produced on behalf of its client, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. The agency also won in the Direct Mail category for a Milwaukee Community Health Centers brochure. Jigsaw’s bus shelter campaign for United Way of Greater Milwaukee will be showcased in an online exhibit in Communication Arts magazine. The campaign features actual cardboard box installed as part of the bus shelter rooftop that reads “Cardboard does not constitute a decent roof over your head.”  

100 Monkeys Inc.

Wauwatosa-based 100 Monkeys Inc., a marketing and communications firm, announced that it has been selected by 100 Monkeys, a Los Angeles-based band, to assist with communications and publicity efforts. Both groups have leveraged the urban legend referred to as the “100th Monkey Effect” as a way to share their stories and connect with audiences. As the band prepares to announce tour dates and release the album Grape, the bulk of 100 Monkeys, Inc.’s services will be in support of these initiatives. The “monkey business” officially kicked off when 100 Monkeys Inc. staff visited the band in Los Angeles for a show at the Viper Room.

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