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Superior Equipment & Supply Co.
Superior Equipment & Supply Co., Milwaukee, selected Henke & Associates, Cedarburg, as its marketing and advertising partner for its distribution and retail business. Superior Equipment & Supply operates a supply business division that targets restaurants and stores to supply items including paper products, packaging, small wares and equipment. Superior Equipment & Supply also operates an equipment business division that supplies restaurants and stores with larger scale items including display cases, walk-in freezers, deli cases, sinks, ranges and mixers.
Shorewest Realtors, Brookfield, opened a Janesville/Rock County office through a partnership with Century 21/Affiliated-Blowers. The new Shorewest office is located at 1800 Milton Ave. in Janesville. The Janesville/Rock County is Shorewest’s 22nd office location in Wisconsin and employs 60 agents. Affiliated-Blowers has had a presence in the Rock County real estate market for 20 years and is Rock County’s largest home seller.
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
A presentation by Timothy Nixon, a shareholder and lead for the business finance and restructuring group at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Milwaukee, will be included in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) nationwide Best of the ABI teleseminar series. Nixon’s presentation is entitled, "Preclusion Issues: Been There, Done That." It was selected based on the high ratings and positive remarks it received from attendees of the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop where it was originally presented. Nixon is a member of the ABI, has served as the president and vice president of the Western District Bankruptcy Bar and is a member of the board of directors of the bankruptcy insolvency and creditors rights section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Council of Small Business Executives
The Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE), Milwaukee, roundtable program, a service of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC), raised $5,000 for the Reading is Fundamental program at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, Milwaukee. Since 1994, COSBE Roundtable members have raised nearly $27,000 for the MPS School’s program. In appreciation of COSBE’s partnership with Phillis Wheatley, students in the school’s art classes made a quilt to thank the small business owners.
DeWitt, Ross & Stevens, S.C
Douglas Frazer, a partner at DeWitt, Ross & Stevens, Madison, published an expanded version of The Complete Handbook of Investigations & Privacy Rights: Demystifying the Legal Parameters of Criminal, Civil and Private Investigations. The handbook is based on the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and discusses United States case law affecting investigations and privacy. Frazer practices from the law firm’s Metro Milwaukee office in Brookfield. His primary focus is tax, litigation, business and estate planning issues. Frazer previously served as a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice tax division.
Wisconsin Bakers Association
The Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA), Milwaukee, named Scott’s Pastry Shoppe, Middleton, 2005 Bakery Operation of the Year. Jackie and Russell Scott own Scott’s Pastry Shoppe, which has been located in Middleton for more than 21 years. A second location recently opened in Madison. Jackie Scott is a past president of the WBA and is immediate past president of the Retail Bakers of America (RBA).
The board of governors of the WBA inducted Joe Kuras, past owner of Dainty Bakery, Milwaukee. Kuras opened Dainty Bakery in 1947 and was in business until 1980 when he sold the bakery. He was a member of the Milwaukee Bakers Association, and president of the association from 1964 to 1965 and from 1971 to 1972. He also was a member of the WBA. Kuras died on Sept. 20, 1994. Hall of Fame inductees have provided 20 years or more of service to the baking industry, in their community and on a statewide, regional or national basis.
ProHealth Care, Waukesha, promoted Dr. Peter Geiss to chief medical officer. Geiss will coordinate care management programs, develop uniform standards of care which reflect evidenced-based best care practice, direct external quality reporting initiatives, oversee the electronic medical record program development and serve as medical director of ProHealth Care medical centers. Geiss served as medical director of ProHealth Care since 2003. He previously served as the medical director of Waukesha Health Care and had a medical practice at the ProHealth Care Medical Center in Muskego. He holds a medical degree from St. Louis University Medical School and is a member of the American College of Physicians, Wisconsin Medical Society and Waukesha County Medical Society.
Johnson Controls Inc.
Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee, was awarded a multi-year contract by the Milwaukee Brewers to continue its integrated facility management services for Miller Park. Johnson Controls has worked with the Milwaukee Brewers since the opening of Miller Park in 2001. The new contract includes continued operations and maintenance of the building controls using the Johnson Controls Metasys building management system that monitors Miller Park’s HVAC, fire, security and lighting systems. The contract has been expanded to offer services including 24-hour remote monitoring from the Johnson Controls remote operations center, all general maintenance responsibilities, and the management of all major mechanical and electrical sub-contractors that service Miller Park. The contract also calls for maintenance of Helfaer Field and the Sausage Haus. Johnson Controls currently has six employees on staff at Miller Park and plans to increase that number to 14 to service the new contract agreements. In addition to the facility management services agreement, Johnson Controls has also agreed to renew and expand its sponsorship agreement with the Brewers.
QUEST Continuing Education Solutions
NFC Continuing Education Solutions, Brookfield, changed its name to QUEST Continuing Education Solutions and relocated its company headquarters from 4425 N. Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee to 13040 W. Lisbon Road, Suite 600, Brookfield. The new QUEST facility includes an open work environment to facilitate communication in the client servicing area, a state-of-the-art data center, a web development studio, a conferencing area and expanded administration and record-keeping capabilities.
Davis & Kuelthau, S.C.
Davis & Kuelthau, S.C., Milwaukee, named attorney James Braza president of the firm. Mark Vetter, the current president of Davis & Kuelthau, will serve as chairman of the board. Both Vetter and Braza have been with Davis & Kuelthau since 1981. Braza holds a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a law degree from Cornell University Law School. Vetter holds a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a law degree from Marquette University Law School.
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Brookfield, published the Trustees Handbook- A Practical Guide to Labor-Management Employee Benefit Plans, Sixth Edition. The handbook provides current information and explanations of traditional trustee responsibilities. Key chapters include fiduciary responsibility under ERISA, utilizing professional advisors, trustee expenses, managed prescription drug plans, investment of plan assets, collections and forms and functions of plan administration.
Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District No. 21
Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) No. 21 received a Downtown Achievement Award in marketing and communications from the International Downtown Association (IDA), Washington D.C., for the conception and implementation of the first Milwaukee Downtown Amazing Race. Through a combination of mental and physical challenges at more than 12 downtown venues, the race promoted the services and amenities of downtown Milwaukee. It included the participation of nonprofit organizations, businesses, hotels, government officials and local media partners, WDJT-TV CBS 58 and 99 FM WMYX.
Vista360 LLC, Milwaukee, moved both its Milwaukee and Chicago office locations. The Milwaukee office moved from 828 N. Broadway, Milwaukee to 309 N. Water St., Milwaukee. The Chicago office moved from 65 W. Jackson, Chicago to 5 Executive Ct., South Barrington.
Roman Electric Co.
Gervase Rose, chief executive officer of Roman Electric Co., Milwaukee, received the District 4 Man of the Year award from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Bethesda, Md. District 4 includes all NECA members in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. Rose served as president of Roman Electric from 1963 to 2003 before becoming CEO of the company. He has been an NECA member for more than 45 years and has served in executive posts for the organization including local governor and district vice president. Rose was named a fellow of the Academy of Electrical Contracting in 1999.
Small Business Times, October 14, 2005