Biznotes for 9.3.04

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Bielinski Homes Bielinski Homes, Waukesha, announced that co-founders Frank and Harry Bielinski have become the chief executive officers (CEO) of the company. Frank and Harry will now oversee the home building division and the land development division, respectively. Larry Gruber, the current CEO of Bielinski Homes, will serve as the chief operating officer (COO). Gruber joined Bielinski homes as the director of production in 2003 and had previously served in construction management positions throughout his career.
Interstate Music
Insterstate Music, New Berlin, has hired Michael Houser as its CEO and chief marketing officer. Houser was previously the vice chairman of the board of directors, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Fresh
Brands, Inc., Sheboygan. Houser currently serves on the entertainment committee for Summerfest and served on the advisory board for Interstate prior to his appoint as CEO and chief marketing officer.
Color Ink, Inc.
Color Ink, Inc., Sussex, received two awards for outstanding achievement in the production of four-color business and annual reports and four-color product booklets and brochures in the 2004 Premier Print Awards. Color Ink won two certificates of merit for an Oshkosh Truck Co. annual report and an image piece for Pierce Manufacturing. The worldwide Premier Print Awards, hosted by the Printing Industry of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), is the printing industry’s oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition. Color Ink competed against more than 4,400 entries
from printing and graphic arts firms.
West Suburban
Chamber of Commerce
The West Suburban Chamber of Commerce welcomed new members: Barbara Guthrie Medical Services, Inc., Wauwatosa; Bjonda, Wauwatosa; COMSEC International, Brookfield; Frame It Yourself Shop and Gallery, Brookfield; Global Sight & Sound, Wauwatosa; Gordon Flesch Company, West Allis; HealthRite Chiropractic, Wauwatosa; Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik, SC, Milwaukee; Pixelbox Visual Design, Ltd., Elm Grove; and Principal Financial Group, Milwaukee.
TPS International, Inc.
TPS International, Inc., Sussex, has been awarded a $325,000 contract from Vermont American Corp., Lincolnton, N.C., to deliver a high-speed guiding machine. Vermont American Corp., a division of Robert Bosch, is a manufacturer of cutting tools.
Assurant Health Foundation
Assurant Health Foundation, a division of Assurant Health, Milwaukee, recently donated $107,500 in local community grants. The foundation donated a $50,000 Health Access Initiative grant to Family Houses, Inc.; $5,000 Community Cornerstone grants to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Community Village, Penfield Children’s Center, Second Harvest of Wisconsin, Walker International Middle-School, the Task Force on Family Violence and the United Performing Arts Fund; $2,500 Small Grants Initiative funding to the Aurora Weier Education Center, the Children’s Outing Association, Grand Avenue Club, Horizons, Inc., the Matt Talbot Recovery Center, Project Return, the St. Francis Foundation, Wisconsin Community Service, and Word of Hope of Ministries.
Medical Associates
Health Centers
Two doctors at the Medical Associates Health Centers Waukesha clinic have received recognition from the Diabetes Provider Recognition Program for providing high quality care to their patients with diabetes. The physicians, Dr. Christine Wahmhoff and Dr. Wendy Cooper, specialize in internal medicine. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) awarded recognition based on data which demonstrates that Wahmhoff’s and Cooper’s performance at Medical Associates meets or exceeds the program’s key diabetes care measures, including eye exams, blood pressure tests, nutrition therapy and patient satisfaction. The quality care reduces a diabetic patient’s likelihood of suffering complications such as heart attack, strokes, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.
TDS Telecom
Mitel Networks Corp., a global telecommunications leader, has given TDS Telecom, Madison, the Hospitality Win of the Year Award for their work in supplying, installing and supporting a new Mitel SX-2000 system for the Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, Vt. The hospitality award recognizes excellence in serving the needs of hotels, motels and resorts across North America. Recently, Okemo Mountain Resort built the Jackson Gore Inn at the base of one of their mountain areas. The new buildings and supporting facilities for the inn required an advanced phone system with call center features. Okemo officials also needed the SX-2000 phone system to handle the growing number of internal and external calls at the resort.
Malcolm Marketing
Communications
Malcolm Marketing Communications (MMC), Milwaukee and Madison, was a national finalist in the 2004 Silver Microphone Awards for the, "Busted. Buckle Up or Pay the Price," television commercial for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The competition is designed to select the best local and regional commercials, audio programs and Web sites created by advertising agencies, audio production companies and radio stations nationwide. Entries in the 39 categories were judged for creativity, production quality, copywriting, talent and overall effectiveness.
International Foundation of
Employee Benefit Plans
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Brookfield, has released its first issue of Benefits & Compensation Digest, a new monthly publication that combines the Employee Benefits Journal and Employee Benefit Digest. Each issue of Benefits & Compensation Digest will have articles pertaining to issues such as compensation, health care, pensions and retirement.
DeWitt, Ross & Stevens
Nancy Shue of DeWitt Ross & Stevens, Brookfield, was appointed by the president of the State Bar of Wisconsin to serve on the staff-client education committee. The committee provides guidance and direction in the marketing of State Bar educational materials for law office staff and clients. Shue focuses her practice on estate planning and business transactions and is known for her client-education approach.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Ann Nattinger, chief of general internal medicine and director of the Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been hired as an associate editor of the American Medical
Association journal, "Archives of Internal Medicine." She is serving as editor of the journal’s "Controversies" section. Nattinger currently holds a four-year, $1.2 million National Institutes of Health Grant to study breast cancer survivor care in the U.S. Dr. Jay Sandlow, associate professor and vice-chairman of the department of urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been appointed to the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases Reproductive Health Advisory Council.
The council promotes better understanding of all aspects of reproductive diseases and conditions for patients, potential patients, and caregivers, to encourage them to seek appropriate urological care. Sandlow specializes in male reproductive medicine at the Froedtert & Medical College Reproductive Medicine Clinic.
September 3, 2004, Small Business Times, Milwaukee, WI

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Dr. Daniel A. Schroeder is President/CEO of Organization Development Consultants, Inc. (ODC). ODC serves regional and national clients from its offices in suburban Milwaukee. Additionally, he teaches in the Organizational Behavior and Leadership (bachelor’s) and Organization Development (master’s) programs at Edgewood College (Madison, WI), programs that he founded and for which he served as Program Director.

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