BIZNOTES FOR 10/1/04

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Express Personnel Services, Inc.
Express Personnel Services, Inc., Racine, has partnered with Kenexa, a provider of employee assessment tools. Kenexa’s products will allow Express Personal Services to help clients in their hiring of temporary and full-time workers using more than 800 assessments for clerical, software, call center, behavioral, financial, health care, industrial and technical job classifications.
The Pfister Hotel
The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, was chosen as one of the top 40 properties in a Best of MidAmerica reader’s poll for Meetings MidAmerica magazine. Consideration for the award was given to the quality of meeting space, guest rooms, staff, food and beverage service, amenities, activities and value. More than 140 properties in the Midwest were nominated for this award. Of the 40 selected, the Pfister Hotel was one of five properties selected in Wisconsin. The others were: Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Green Bay, The American Club in Kohler and the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva.
High Velocity Communications, LLC
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has contracted with High Velocity Communications, LLC, Waukesha, for the publishing of a full-color quarterly magazine targeting heavy equipment machine owners in the construction, demolition, landscaping and other niche markets. The publication, "Tools@Work", has the objective of building awareness and preference for Cat Work Tools, including, buckets, blades, hammers, rippers, trenches and forks, in the aftermarket segment. The magazine will cover various work tool uses through customer testimonial stories. Work tool application tips, new product profiles and troubleshooting suggestions will also be included.
Menomonee Falls Chamber of Commerce
The Menomonee Falls Chamber of Commerce announced the availability of its 2005 calendar which features landscape photographs taken by eight members of the Menomonee Falls Camera Club. The calendars are available through the Menomonee Falls Chamber of Commerce and cost $10. Proceeds from the sales of the calendars will go to the Menomonee Falls Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee to support the ongoing efforts of local tourism.
HNI Risk Services
Cyndi Gustavson, a customer service representative for HNI Risk Services, New Berlin, was awarded the 2004 National Outstanding CSR of the Year award for Wisconsin by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, Austin, Texas. To qualify for the award, candidates submitted an essay on the topic, "Four Ways CSRs Make or Break an Agency." Entrants must also have demonstrated commendable service to their agencies, industry and communities. Gustavson has worked for HNI for more than 10 years.
Sales Automation Support, Inc.
The Sales Automation Support, Inc., New Berlin, has partnered with Broadlook Technologies, Pewaukee, in a distribution agreement. All of the Broadlook Technologies products will be compatible with Sales Automation Support’s product, Mobile Marketer.
Society of Automotive Engineers Milwaukee Section
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Milwaukee Section has expanded its board members. New members include: Dale Wiza, chair, from Professional Engineering Placements; Joe Sagat vice president, from Modine; Bernard Krauska, secretary, from Borg Indak; Wayne Richter, treasurer, from MRI-Germantown; Tim Fauser, representative for membership, from Comtel; Dennis Webb, activities, from Badger Meter; Liz Sutton, math and sciences, from Discovery World; Dr. Chris Damm, student activities, from the Milwaukee School of Engineering; Mark DeBattista, programs, from Harley-Davidson; Glenn Bower, delegate, from the University of Wisconsin, Terry Freuhling, publicity, from Harley-Davidson; Mike Freisleben, mini-Baja, from HUSCO; Don Bercham, historian; and Bill Riebe and Bill Schultz, reception.
Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of The Association for Women in Communications
The southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) has announced its 2004-2005 board members. Elected to the following positions were: president, Sandy Krause of American Diabetes Association; secretary, Sandy Rusch Walton of City of Milwaukee Health Department; vice president of membership, Erin Reising of Trivera Interactive; co-vice presidents of programming, Mary Brophy of Jacobson Rost and Racheal Loppnow of American Diabetes Association; vice president of community outreach, Kristen Scheuing of International Bowling Congress; co-vice presidents of the awards program, Tamara Kriese of GMR Marketing and Dena Gehlhoff of Badger Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired; vice president of communications, Christina Steder of Winter, Kloman, Moter & Repp.
October 1, 2004, Small Business Times, Milwaukee, WI

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