Biz Notes for 8.4.06

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:39 pm

Association for Corporate Growth Wisconsin

James Kettinger of Corporate Executive Outsource LLC, Racine, will serve as president of the board of directors for Association for Corporate Growth Wisconsin (ACG WI), Germantown. William Goodman of Schenck Business Solutions, Appleton, will serve as executive vice president of programs; Bruce Johnson of Aon Corp., Chicago, will serve as vice president of membership and Andrew Sawyer of Park Bank, Milwaukee, will serve as treasurer. Directors include: Peter Coffey of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP; John Fowler of Quad/Graphics Inc., Sussex; Frank Krejci of The Custom Shoppe, Watertown; Kenneth Krueger of Bucyrus International Inc., South Milwaukee; Neil Leland of Bemis Manufacturing Co., Sheboygan Falls; Linda Mertz of Mertz Associates Inc., Milwaukee; Ronald Miller of Cleary Gull Inc., Milwaukee; Laurance Newman of Access Management Services; David Pelisek of Baird Capital Partners Management Co. LLC, Milwaukee; John Scheibel of Scheibel Halaska Inc., Milwaukee; John Shiely and Todd Teske of Briggs & Stratton Corp., Wauwatosa; Peter Sommerhauser of Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee; Paul Stewart of PS Capital Partners LLC, Milwaukee; Jeffrey Trader of Valuation Research Corp., Milwaukee and Scott Wrobbel of Deloitte & Tousche LLP, N.Y. will serve as directors.

The Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute

The Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute, Wauwatosa, opened a satellite clinic, the Eye Institute West, in Pewaukee. The satellite clinic is located at N19 W24075 Riverwood Dr., Suite 130. The Eye Institute West will offer diagnostic services, physician consultations and care for adult patients with retinal diseases and injuries. The institute will also serve pediatric patients who have serious vision problems. Appointments will be accepted by referral only.

National Survey & Engineering

National Survey & Engineering, a division of R.A. Smith & Associates Inc., Brookfield, opened a branch surveying office in Madison, at 14 W. Mifflin St., Suite 220. In addition, Robert Talarczyk joined National Survey & Engineering recently as a survey project manager. He will be responsible for the development of survey projects for the Madison office. Talarczyk has more than 18 years of surveying experience and previously owned and managed the land surveying firm Talarczyk & Associates, New Glarus.

Discere Docendo Inc.

Cindy and Scott Salentine, owners of Discere Docendo Inc., opened a Swimtastic Swim School in the Mequon Business Park at 10636 N. Commerce St. Discere Docendo purchased a franchise from Waukesha-based Swimtastic Swim Schools Inc.

Scheibel Halaska Inc.

Scheibel Halaska Inc., Milwaukee, will conduct a brand development program for Alen Corp., Dunedin, Fla. Alen Corp. manufactures small electronics including air purifiers and air conditioners. Scheibel Halaska will offer services including logo and Web site development to develop a brand for Alen Corp. that will bring awareness to Alen Corp.’s product line and core company principles.

Bell Ambulance Inc.

Bell Ambulance Inc., Milwaukee, recently purchased eight additional ambulances, bringing the number of emergency response vehicles in its fleet to 33. The eight new ambulances are customized 2006 Ford Wheeled Coach Ambulance/Paramedic units and were manufactured by Wheeled Coach Industries Inc., Winter Park, Fla.

The Michael Dresser Show

Michael Dresser, owner of Dresser Media Training, Fairbanks, Alaska and host of The Michael Dresser Show, a radio show on the USA Radio Network, will host The Michael Dresser Show in the Milwaukee area, Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. on WKTM 1540 AM. Dresser will co-host a segment of the show with Dan Williams, founder and chief executive officer of The Networking Community LLC, Menomonee Falls, called The Networking Community Radio Show. Dresser offers The Networking Community Radio Show as part of his syndicated radio show and co-hosts the segment with Williams. Both radio shows are also available through live audio streaming.

Stay-Lite Lighting

Randy Breske, sales engineer for Stay-Lite Lighting, Pewaukee, received the 2005 Lumina Award from the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO), Des Moines, Iowa. The Lumina Award is presented in recognition of special merit, commitment, loyalty and dedication to the leadership of NALMCO and the lighting industry. Breske currently serves as president and treasurer of NALMCO and previously served on the certification committee, where he led the rewrite of the certified lighting management, certified apprentice lighting technician and certified senior lighting technician certification programs.

American Institute of Architects Southeast Wisconsin

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Southeast Wisconsin received a $7,500 grant from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington, D.C. The grant will allow AIA Southeast Wisconsin to launch a community service program called Reweaving the Neighborhood Fabric: How Modular Housing Can Build Affordable Designed Communities. The initiative will bring affordable, sustainable and accessible modular infill housing to three neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha. Each city will receive one dwelling designed by teams of graduate students at the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. The new housing will include a community room where design and construction meetings will take place for future neighborhood projects, other pro bono architectural services and activities to benefit the community. The community room in Milwaukee will also serve as the AIA storefront office.

Biotech firms collaborate

Waukesha-based Prodesse, Inc. and Carlsbad, Calif.-based Invitrogen Corp. today announced the signing of a license agreement for the first diagnostic assays with Invitrogen’s LUX technology. Utilizing Prodesse’s global distribution capabilities the partnership positions Invitrogen’s technologies in new market segments, serving a new customer base, the companies said.

LUX (Light Upon eXtension) reagents are an essential starting point for a broad scope of drug discovery and molecular diagnostic applications, the companies said.

"As we continue to rapidly increase our real-time products menu, access to Invitrogen’s LUX platform is an important milestone," said Tom Shannon, president and CEO of Prodesse. "Now we can provide our customers with a technology that has significant design flexibility as well the tremendous advantage of conveying service rights that do not carry royalty burdens to end users."

Prodesse is a biotechnology company focused on developing reagents that can be used by laboratories to develop assays for detecting infectious disease pathogens. The company sells its reagents to laboratories throughout the U.S. and the world, and also operates a laboratory for testing services. Invitrogen Corp. provides products and services that support academic and government research institutions and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The company provides life science technologies for disease research, drug discovery, and commercial bioproduction.

"Invitrogen’s partnership with Prodesse is a natural evolution of our proven technology platforms and allows us to better serve our customers through collaborations with innovative diagnostic providers," said Gregory T. Lucier, Chairman and CEO of Invitrogen Corporation. "Our partnership will broaden the reach of this technology into clinical laboratories around the world."


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