Color Ink, Inc.
Color Ink, Inc., Sussex, received seven awards, including two for Best of Category, in the 2004 Graphic Excellence Awards from Printing Industries of Wisconsin. The award is given annually and is judged on quality, complexity and design. Color Ink also won three Best of Division Awards and two Certificate of Merit awards. The awards were given statewide. Other southeastern Wisconsin Best of Category winners included: Angel Lithographing, Racine; Burton & Mayer, Brookfield; C-Graphic, Milwaukee; Crossmark Graphics, New Berlin; C-t-PLUS, Menomonee Falls; Delzer Lithograph, Waukesha; Glenroy, Menomonee Falls; HM Graphics, Milwaukee; Inland Press, Menomonee Falls; Moore Wallace-Post Printing, West Bend; PLUS Digital Print, Menomonee Falls; Quad/Graphics, Milwaukee; Ries Graphics, Menomonee Falls; The Printery, New Berlin; Times Printing, Random Lake; Visual Systems, Milwaukee; Wetzel Brothers, Cudahy; and Wisconsin Web Offset, Brookfield.
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
The Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation recently awarded about $257,000 in grants to support visual arts programs in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. In the past year, the Mary L. Nohl Fund has given more than $1.4 million to local arts organizations. A $50,000 grant was awarded to the Next Door Foundation for the Memorial Walls project developed by a partnership of youth and adults from Washington High School, Hi-Mount School, 37th Street School, Metcalfe School and Westside II School. The Memorial Wall and the Wall of Heroes will be created to recognize victims of violence and community heroes. A $50,000 grant was awarded to the Urban Ecology Center, Inc. to create an interactive public art project designed to link the creative habitat themed playground in the front of Riverside Park to the natural area in the back of the park. A $40,000 grant was awarded to First Stage Milwaukee to establish and implement a theater design component for the First Stage Theater Academy. A $35,000 grant was awarded to COA Youth & Family Centers to support the Kadish Park Visual Arts Project. A $25,000 grant was awarded to Enderis Park Neighborhood Association to help support the integration of public art into the revitalization of Enderis Park. A $25,000 grant was awarded to the UW-Milwaukee Foundation to support the Continuum Project. A $25,000 grant was awarded to the Waukesha County Community Foundation/Public Art Committee for continuing support of the Waukesha Transit Center Public Art Project. And a $7,500 grant was awarded to Waukesha County Technical College to fund the WCTC Showcase of Art, a public exhibition of works created by Waukesha County art students and art teachers in high school and college.
Inc. 500
Four Wisconsin companies were ranked in the Inc. Magazine 500. Rowland Express, Inc., Elkhorn, ranked No. 147; Neumann Enterprises, Nashotah ranked No. 178; USA Funding, Brookfield, ranked No. 361; Proven Direct, Menomonee Falls, ranked No. 381. Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500 is a ranking of the fastest growing companies in the country. To be eligible for the 2004 Inc. 500, companies had to be independent and privately held through their fiscal year 2003, have had at least $200,000 in net sales for the base year of 1999 for Inc. 500 alumni and 2000 for new applicants and $2 million in net sales for 2003.
Envision, Waukesha, a non-profit organization for executives and professionals in Waukesha County, announced the 2004-2005 board of directors. Carol Ann Schneider, chief executive officer (CEO) of SEEK, Inc. is president and Linda Donahue of the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra is co-president of programs. Mary Charles of the Girl Scouts Great Blue Heron Council is the vice president of membership. Judy Stowell, of Freyberg-Hinkle Ashland Powers & Stowell is treasurer; Nancy Bonniwell of Weiss, Berzowski, Brady LLP is secretary; Julie Stomma Rettko of Building Service, Inc., is the public relations director. The past president is Ann Pascavis of Waukesha State Bank, the forecast director is Susan Doyle of TCF Bank, the forecast director elect is Chris Steinmiller of U.S. Bank and the directors-at-large are Pat Rierson of Pat Rierson Interiors and Judi Bessette of Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Babush Material Handling Systems, Corp.
Babush Material Handling Systems, Corp., Sussex, has formed an alliance with Catalyst Intl., Milwaukee, and the Glennon Group, Pewaukee, to form the Star Alliance Center. The Star Alliance Center was constructed to demonstrate the convergence of radio frequency identification (RFID) and material handling technologies. The facility is a showroom in the Babush facility, located at W222 N5739 Miller Way, Sussex. The Star Alliance Center will be used to demonstrate compliance with EPCglobal, Wal-Mart and other mandated specifications.
Ozaukee Bank
James Rothenbach, executive vice president of Ozaukee Bank, Cedarburg, was promoted to president and chief executive officer. Dean Fitting, the current president and CEO, has accepted the position of vice chairman of the bank’s board of directors. M.D. Hepburn, chairman and founder of the bank, said the promotions were part of the bank’s planned leadership succession helping to assure its independence. Rothenbach has served as the executive vice president of Ozaukee Bank since 2001. He has more than 28 years of banking experience, including serving at several banks as an executive vice president, senior lending officer, president and CEO. Rothenbach holds a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking-Madison and National Commercial Lending Graduate School.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Harry Whelan, professor of neurology for the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been appointed to serve as the distinguished research professor in the Center for Technology & National Security Policy at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Whelan researched the use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for wound healing, treating mouth sores in children undergoing chemotherapy and persistent wounds in diabetes patients. Whelan will focus on biotechnology defense policy. Michael Bolger, president and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been named chairman of the board of directors for the U.S. Association of Academic Health Centers. The association represents more than 100 medical schools and teaching hospitals nationwide.
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, S.C.
Steven Stanaszak, an attorney for Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, S.C., Milwaukee, was appointed the Wisconsin liaison to the employment law committee of the Defense Research Institute. Stanaszak is a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group. He holds a law degree from Marquette University Law School.
Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
Twelve companies have been accepted for association membership in the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI): Bath Fitter, Waukesha; Joe DeBelak Plumbing & heating Co., Inc., Menomonee Falls; Ed Donovan Builders, Waukesha; Hillcrest Landscaping Co., Brown Deer; Home Pride Remodeling, LLC, West Allis; Indoor Purification Systems, Roscoe, Ill.; Lincoln Contractors Supply, Inc., Milwaukee; RSVP Milwaukee, Milwaukee; Safe Building Solutions, Waukesha; Shepard Garage Doors, Waukesha; Thermal-Gard of Wisconsin, LLC, Menomonee Falls; and Wauwatosa Glass Company, Milwaukee.
Urban League of Racine and Kenosha
The SBC Foundation has awarded the Urban League of Racine and Kenosha a $69,803 SBC Excelerator Grant, which will provide technology training to African American adults and youth in Racine and Kenosha. The grant is part of a $1 million SBC Excelerator Grant to the National Urban League, which will create 12 Digital Empowerment Academies in cities across the country.
November 12, 2004, Small Business Times, Milwaukee, WI

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