Wisconsin Internet Solutions Co. (Wis.Net) has moved to the Technology Innovation Center of the Milwaukee County Research Park in Wauwatosa, according to Corey Scholtka, president of Wis.Net. The company had been operating out of a back office at 11717 W. North Ave., in Wauwatosa. Scholtka, a Waukesha resident, founded Wis.Net in 1999 as a home-based business serving small businesses in the Milwaukee area. The company’s services include Web site hosting, Internet domain registration, Web site design and animation, programming and online virtual tours. Wis.Net’s recent projects include 360 Milwaukee, an ongoing partnership with the City of Milwaukee that offers virtual tours of municipal, historical and tourism-related locations in the city. The project can be viewed at www.360Milwaukee.com. The company has three full-time employees and provides internship opportunities for college students.
Trainor/Frank & Associates has moved its corporate office to West Capitol Drive in the Town of Brookfield. The professional services firm provides human resource services to businesses on a local and national level. "While we’ll miss our home in Menomonee Falls, we’re very excited to have a location on Capitol Drive. This particular business corridor provides such easy access for both our corporate clients and our search clientele, said Jim Trainor, owner and CEO of Trainor/Frank. Trainor/Frank & Associates (fka Trainor/Salick) was founded in 1975. Located at 21180 W. Capitol Dr., Trainor/Frank’s new office was once the residence of Children’s Learning Center. "The location, layout and square footage of the facility was perfect for our needs", said Jim Trainor. In partnership with Jeff Wozniak and John Leopold, president and owner of Techstaff – a franchise staffing firm, the three jointly own the new property. Wahlgren/Schwenn was contracted for architecture/design and construction and Interplan provided interior design consulting. An open house is planned for March.
Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates Inc., of Milwaukee is a finalist in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 37th annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition for its design of the Quadracci Pavilion, a recently constructed addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The project is among 162 engineering projects from across the nation being recognized by ACEC as preeminent engineering achievements for 2003. Judging takes place this month, with announcement of the 24 category winners, including selection of the "Grand Conceptor Award" for the 2003 top engineering achievement, to occur March 18t at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Quadracci Pavilion features a 90-foot-high glass-walled reception hall enclosed by the Burke Brise Soleil, a sunscreen that can be raised or lowered to create a moving sculpture. A suspended pedestrian bridge with a 200-foot-tall angled mast and cables crosses Lincoln Memorial Drive at O’Donnell Park, linking the museum and adjacent lakefront to Wisconsin Avenue.
OnMilwaukee.com has launched Job.OnMilwaukee.com, a joint venture with Lightburn Designs. Job seekers can post resumes at no cost, and search for jobs at Milwaukee-area employers.
Brookfield Liquor-Best Wine Cellars has opened at 1700 W. Capitol Dr. in Brookfield, managed by Bill Tobin. In addition to wine consultations and wine seminars, several monthly clubs will be offered, including wine of the month, scotch of the month, and a food and wine club. Jeff Desotell owns the new business. Ultimate Confections also has opened a location at 17000 W. Capitol Dr., adjacent to Brookfield Liquor-Best Wine Cellars. Owner Lori Murphy also operates an Ultimate Confections at 820 N. 68th St. in Wauwatosa. The company is online at www.chocolatesonline.com.
Martin Barnes has opened a Milwaukee franchise of The Entrepreneur’s Source, a nationwide network of consultants who work with individuals and companies considering franchising as a career alternative or as an expansion method. Barnes, a 30-year resident of Glendale, where the business is located, worked for 28 years as a manufacturer’s representative. The company is on the Web at www.franchiseexperts.com.
Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District has launched a new Web site with resources for a variety of audiences, including the downtown business community, residents, visitors, media and other neighborhood districts. The site is at www.milwaukeedowntown.com. It was designed by OnMilwaukee.com.
Feb. 21, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee