Biznotes for 2.17.06

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:36 pm


SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend, expanded its cancer care program with the addition of medical oncology services. Dr. Ijaz Arshad will serve as the medical director for the hospital’s medical oncology and hematology services located at The Alyce and Elmore Kraemer Cancer Care Center. Arshad will provide management of all types of cancers and specialize in treatment of cancer with chemotherapy. Prior to joining St. Joseph’s Hospital, Arshad specialized in hematology and medical oncology in private practices in Milwaukee and Jefferson City, Mo.

Center for Self-Sufficiency

The Center for Self-Sufficiency, Milwaukee, is one of 63 abstinence education organizations to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. Other organizations that were awarded funding include: Churches in Cooperation, a Faith-Based Collaboration, Newark, N.J.; Christ Fellowship, Elizabeth, N.J.; Morning Star Baptist Church, Catonsville, Md. and Greater Allen Cathedral of New York, Jamaica, N.Y. The Center for Self-Sufficiency will provide abstinence education to more than 3,000 youth in each of the next three years in Baltimore, New York City and New Jersey. The coalition will use tools including the Families United to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (FUPTP) abstinence-until-marriage curriculum. The Center for Self-Sufficiency coalition will also educate 700 parents in the tri-state area and launch an aggressive social marketing campaign.

Junior Achievement Wisconsin Inc.

Junior Achievement Wisconsin Inc. received a $9,750 grant from the Verizon Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications Inc., New York. The grant will provide more than 300 high school students from mostly rural communities an opportunity to participate in the Junior Achievement program JA Titan. Through the program, students experience running a company and making management decisions in a competitive marketplace. Students make critical economic and management decisions about price, production, capital investment, marketing, and research and development. Participating schools include Antigo High School, Langlade County; Central High School, western Kenosha County; Kiel High School, Manitowoc County; Lakeland High School, Vilas County and Plymouth High School, Sheboygan County.

CBM Credit Education Foundation, Madison, awarded $15,000 to Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc. The grant will provide more than 700 Wisconsin students ages 9 to 12 the opportunity to participate in Junior Achievement’s new after school program JA Dollars and $ense. The program provides young people with a greater understanding of personal finance and the capability to apply money basics to their daily lives. Implementation will be at a variety of after school sites including schools and community learning centers. Additional sites are expected to include a collaboration of Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCA programs. Students will learn to manage a bank account, create budgets and experience payment, credit, interest and investment scenarios.

Workforce Development Inc.

Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington (WOW) County Workforce Development Board received federal funding to provide computerized numerical control (CNC) operator training and assisted job search and placement to interested and eligible individuals. WOW Workforce Development Board partnered with Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC) to offer a 16-week CNC Operator Training program starting in February. The CNC training curriculum, offered at both campuses, includes basic machining, turning, math, blueprint reading, gauge and measuring. Throughout the training, the Workforce Development Centers business services teams will assist individuals in connecting to employers who are looking for CNC operators as well as market on-the-job training contracts to further enhance their CNC skills.

Money Mailer in Milwaukee

Money Mailer in Milwaukee, a local franchise with Money Mailer LLC, Garden Grove, Calif., formed a strategic partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), Salt Lake City, Utah. Money Mailer will raise funds by donating a portion of the total advertising sales from its three spring 2006 mailings to CMN. All of the funds raised by Money Mailer in Milwaukee for CMN will support Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa. The mailing will be called the Money Mailer Miracle Envelope.

Laughlin/Constable Inc.

Medela Inc., McHenry, Ill., a subsidiary of Medela Holding AG, Baar, Switzerland, selected Laughlin/Constable Inc., Milwaukee, as its agency of record. Laughlin/Constable will handle advertising responsibilities for Medela’s U.S. corporate division. Immediate work will include creative development and media planning for a consumer advertising campaign. Medela supplies breast pumps, breastfeeding accessories and maternity and nursing intimate apparel.

LutheranLiving Services

Lutheran Home, Wauwatosa combined its two campuses, Lutheran Home and Harwood Place and renamed the organization LutheranLiving Services. The unification of the two campuses enables LutheranLiving Services to provide a spectrum of services including an active retirement community and compassionate end-of-life care. LutheranLiving Services is celebrating its 100th year in business anniversary this year.

Medical Associates Health Centers

The Germantown Health Center of Medical Associates Health Centers, Menomonee Falls, launched a Women’s Well-being Shared Medical Appointments program. The new program at the Germantown Health Center is offered by Dr. Amy Miller, a family physician and Jodie Dolinar, a registered nurse. The 90-minute appointment features a private annual physical with Miller and group education by the team regarding current women’s health topics, along with discussion of attendees’ concerns and questions. The exam is comprehensive and private, including breast exam and Pap smear, if necessary. Prescription needs, mammography, lab and other test orders are all managed during the course of the shared appointment.

Hunger Task Force

Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee, received a $15,000 grant from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. The grant will help fund Hunger Task Force’s ongoing efforts to improve Wisconsin’s Food Stamp Program by streamlining access to food stamps for low-income users, expanding Milwaukee’s Summer Food Service Program and continued improvements to the School Breakfast Program.

Blue Horse

Bob Welke joined Blue Horse, Milwaukee, as a partner and chief executive officer.

Welke most recently served as founding partner and chief creative officer of Ebel Signorelli & Welke, Chicago, where he became affiliated with ESW/Blue Horse and the agency’s Milwaukee operations. In December 2005, he joined three Milwaukee-based partners in purchasing Blue Horse from ESW. Welke previously worked for Leo Burnett Worldwide Inc., Chicago, from 1988 to 1996 and served as its executive creative director in London and as chief creative officer and a member of its board of directors in Chicago. From 1996 to 2000 Welke served as chairman and chief creative officer for EuroRSCG Tatham, Chicago. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee.

Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc.

Roundy’s Foundation, chartered by Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc., Milwaukee, donated a truckload of food worth $23,000 to the Shalom Center of the Kenosha Interfaith Network, Kenosha and a half truckload of food worth $11,000 to the Mukwonago Food Pantry, Mukwonago.

Husco International plans to expand in Whitewater

Husco International Inc. plans to add 46,000 square feet to its Whitewater plant, marking its second plant expansion there in four years.

The plant opened in 1999 with 34,466 square feet and was expanded with 45,733 additional square feet in 2002. The City of Whitewater’s Plan and Architectural Review Commission approved the latest addition Jan. 9.

Husco, which is headquartered in Waukesha, is a manufacturer and developer of hydraulic and electrohydraulic machinery for the automotive and construction markets. Agustin Ramirez, chairman and chief executive officer of the company, declined to comment on the firm’s growth.

Brien Lee VideoStory

Brien Lee VideoStory, Milwaukee, received a Silver World Medal from the New York Festivals 49th annual International Film & Video Awards for a video produced for the Walgreen Co., Deerfield, Ill. The New York Festivals International Film & Video Awards recognize informational, educational and industrial film productions and corporate video. VideoStory was the only Wisconsin-based production company to win honors in the competition.

Metropolitan Builders Association

The Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA), Waukesha, presented Wallner Builders, Wauwatosa and BDC Buildings, Design & Construction Inc., Milwaukee, with the 2005 Partners in Excellence Awards. Wallner Builders received first place and BDC received second place. The awards recognize member firms that are instrumental in making the Fall Remodelors Tour happen.


Pinstripe, Brookfield, established a specialized health care practice group. The group will assist medical and health care organizations including: health care providers, clinical laboratories, medical equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology firms in addressing recruitment, utilization and retention of qualified health care staff. The health care practice group will be headed by Jill Schweiters, executive vice president of Pinstripe.

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