Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:47 am
Kohl’s features children’s book author in new line
Kohl’s Department Stores will feature classic stories from legendary children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. Now through the end of April Carle’s books Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Busy Spider and Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?, will be available for just $5. Coordinating plush toys will also be available.
“Eric Carle’s books are beloved by parents and children alike, and we are proud to once again offer these books as part of our Kohl’s Cares collection” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Thanks to the support of our customers, the Kohl’s Cares program has raised more than $180 million over the past 10 years, making a positive impact on the lives of children in communities nationwide.”
As part of the Kohl’s Cares program, 100 percent of the net profit from the sale of these items will benefit children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.
“The Kohl’s Cares program is a wonderful way to encourage children to read and to help support programs that give back,” said Carle. “I’m thrilled that my books will be included and I hope the pictures and stories will entertain, delight, comfort and soothe each child who reads and shares these books.”
Walker announces 2012 Trailblazer Awards for women in business
Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and the Wisconsin Women’s Council announced the recipients of the 2012 Governor’s Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business, recognizing women pioneers in the business community.
“Private sector businesses are key to our state’s job creation strategies,” said Walker. “We are fortunate to have many women who have started a business and now employ their fellow Wisconsinites. I hope that these Trailblazers can serve as role models to other women who are considering opening a business and creating jobs.”
Trailblazer Awards are given to businesses statewide to recognize the legacy of women’s business ownership in Wisconsin. Categories including family-owned businesses that are currently majority woman-owned and have been in operation for three generations or more, and businesses with sole or majority ownership by a woman, or series of women, for 25 years or more.
The recipients of the 2012 Trailblazer Awards include: Kate Hill, president, Heartland Information Research Inc., Wauwatosa; Sally Kujawa, president, Kujawa Enterprises Inc., Oak Creek; Mary E. Van Lare, CEO, MJ Care Inc., Milwaukee; Daphne Wilson, president, Zoe Engineering, Milwaukee; Dorothy Metz, president of 2100 Lathrop Inc. (d.b.a. McDonalds), Racine; Karin Lee-Fournier, CEO and president, and Jean Lee, owner and vice president, Badger Trailer & Equipment Corp.; Yolanda James, owner and publisher, Insider News Wisconsin, Racine; Lola A. Tegeder, CEO, James Imaging Systems, Brookfield.
Date set for Waukesha County education listening sessions
State representative, Paul Farrow and Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakaas have announced the dates of the listening sessions where they plan to seek public input on the future of higher education in Waukesha County.
Two listening sessions will be held initially. The first will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6 to8 p.m. at the Waukesha County Technical College, RTA-Center and the second will be held on Monday, Feb. 6 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the UW-Waukesha, Lunt Fontanne Theatre.
The effort is aimed at helping more students achieve post-secondary education, meeting the needs of area employers and increasing economic development.
“Every day we are hearing from constituents and business leaders about their concerns surrounding higher education,” Farrow said. “We need to have an open and constructive discussion on how state-supported schools are responding to the needs of Waukesha County.”
Farrow and Vrakas will participate in the discussions and so will Barbara Prindiville, Ph.D., president of WCTC, Harry Muir, Ph.D., campus executive officer and dean of UW-Waukesha, Doug Hastad, Ph.D., president of Carroll University and Suzanne Kelley, president of the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
“In recent months, I have met with concerned citizens, educators, and businessmen throughout our county that expressed a desire to revitalize the higher education system,” Vrakas said. “These listening sessions will give further opportunity for open dialogue about how we can best serve our students and future workforce.”
The discussions will focus on three primary questions, and attendees will have the opportunity to offer personal testimony on topics including: How can higher education impact economic development in Waukesha County? What are the barriers to students in Waukesha County that are preventing them from reaching their career goals, and what roles should UW-Waukesha and WCTC play in providing the educational needs for the students in Waukesha County?
Attendees who do not wish to speak publicly will have the opportunity to submit individual comments. Those unable to attend can find live updates of the meetings and offer online comments at https://www.facebook.com/EDUwaukesha.
The discussions will be moderated by Ernst Franzen, associate editorial page editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.