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Koch Financial & Investment Services, Inc.
Linda Koch has opened Koch Financial & Investment Services, Inc., a fee-based advising service, at 740 N. Pilgrim Pkwy., Suite 200, Elm Grove, that provides clients with comprehensive life planning.
Et alia, LLC
Salmone Supplies, Butler, has chosen et alia, LLC, Milwaukee, an SAP business partner, to implement and support SAP Business One. Salamone Supplies provides janitorial equipment and repair services, cleaning supplies and products and cleaning services including janitorial program, schedule development and training. SAP Business One will allow Salamone to integrate sales, purchasing and warehouse functions.
Barb Friedman, owner of Organize IT, Milwaukee, is holding a nationwide contest for the messiest office, called, "Ace Your Office Space." Five judges from across the country will decide who has the messiest office in the U.S., whether it is located in an office building, home office, car or workshop. Organize IT will provide the winner with a Verizon Wireless PalmOneTreo 600 SmartPhone organizer and five hours of professional organizing guidance. The winner will be announced on Jan. 4, 2005, during National Association of Organizers month. Friedman is the past president of the Wisconsin chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers and producer of CDs entitled, "Don’t Agonize… Organize Your Paper!" and, "Don’t Agonize… Organize Your Home!"
Boelter + Lincoln
Johnson Outdoors Inc., Racine, has chosen Boelter + Lincoln, Milwaukee and Madison, to handle media relations for brands including Necky Kayaks, Ocean Kayak, Old Town Canoe & Kayak and Extrasport wearable paddling gear. Johnson Outdoors designs, manufactures and markets brands in watercraft, marine, electronics, diving and outdoor equipment. The company has 25 locations around the world. A radio commercial Boelter + Lincoln created for Noah’s Ark Family Park, Inc., Wisconsin Dells, received first place in the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Brass Ring Awards. National and international amusement venues competed in nine different divisions for the awards, which honor amusement industry professionals for originality, creativity and excellence in marketing. Other Wisconsin companies that placed first in the Brass Ring Awards were Matthews Paint Co., Pleasant Prairie, for best brochure for industry suppliers and Great Wolf Lodge/Great Lakes Companies, Inc., Madison, for best print ad for a water park.
Arrow Companies, LLC
Arrow Companies, LLC, Elkhorn, has purchased all of the operating assets of Arrow Products, Inc., Elkhorn. All of the services, people and systems remain intact, including the fulfillment and electronic data interchange (EDI) teams. The Arrow Companies offices and warehouse will be located at 310 O’Connor Dr., Elkhorn. Arrow ships more than 5,000 individual packages per day on behalf of Internet, catalog and special order clients, as well as container devanning and retail distribution. Arrow also provides EDI and e-commerce services, and can act as an entire EDI department for small and medium-sized businesses.
U.S. Cellular has appointed ESW/Blue Horse, Milwaukee, as its public relations agency for Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. The agency will provide marketing publicity, community relations and media relations support for U.S. Cellular and will assist the company with its community outreach programs and sponsorships.
Webcom, Inc., Milwaukee, has implemented its WebSource CPQ solution at Zultys Technologies, Sunnyvale, Calif. Zultys designs and manufactures products that converge telecommunications and data communications for businesses. The solution will allow Zultys’ salespeople and channel partners to quickly respond to requests for quotation, insuring accurate product configuration and pricing.
International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists
David Repko was elected president of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS), Brookfield, for 2005. Repko is principal at Towers Perrin, Cleveland. Prior to his position as president of ISCEBS, Repko served as vice chairman of the Conference Board Council on Employee Benefits, sat on the board of directors of the Washington Business Group on Health (WBGH) and served as president of the Midwest Pension and Benefit Association for which he is a trustee. Linda Mackey, national director of retirement and savings, client and sales management for MetLife, was named vice president of ISCEBS and Rick Storms, vice president of Marsh employee Benefit Services, was named secretary and treasurer.
Roundy’s Inc., Milwaukee, announced that a business-to-business carryout service will be launched at the Pick N’ Save Metro Market, located at 1123 N. Van Buren St., Milwaukee. The service will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options for business meetings in the downtown Milwaukee area. Menu offerings include Chicago-style Italian beef complete with gardiniera, peppers and crusty bread; a focaccia sandwich tray, vegetable crudites with boursin cheese dip, sushi, freshly made salads and more. Breakfast items include fruit platters and a lox and bagel tray. For dinner, businesses can order anything from Mile High Lasagna and garlic bread to a full prime rib dinner, including potatoes, vegetables, dinner rolls and dessert. The Metro Market has established a special order desk with its own staff, phone and fax numbers and E-mail address for the program.
Cardinal Stritch University
Cardinal Stritch University introduced a bachelor’s degree program in human services management, a two-year accelerated program with classes one night per week for working adults. The program is targeted toward people working in the human services field and pairs fundamental courses in critical thinking, writing and economics with courses more specific to the field, including communications and grant writing, marketing and fundraising and community resources development. The program was created in part as a response to budget cuts, government downsizing and more competition for fundraising dollars that is requiring many human services agencies to develop greater management acumen to complement skills in counseling and client services. The program will be available at the Cardinal Stritch main campus in Fox Point, at locations throughout the area and in other parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
December 17, 2004, Small Business Times, Milwaukee, WI