Business Notes

Innovative Health and Fitness, ( a new wellness center in Franklin, has set an open house for June 1 and 2. The first day of operations for the $7 million, 52,000-square-foot, medically based wellness center is Monday, June 3.

The facility is at 8800 S. 102nd St. It includes a 25-yard lap pool, a warm-water group exercise pool, a whirlpool, an outdoor sundeck, an elevated indoor walking/running track; cardiovascular equipment; weight equipment, exercise studios, and other amenities.

Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates has acquired Zak Engineering Group. Zak Engineering is a four-member mechanical engineering firm specializing in the design of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and energy conservation surveys, studies and reports.
The firm, based in Mequon, has a 30-year history of providing services to clients throughout the Midwest, East Coast, West Coast, and Hawaii.
The Zak Engineering staff has joined the Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer staff at its Milwaukee office located in the Honey Creek Corporate Center, 125 S. 84th St. Peter Zak, president of Zak Engineering, has been elected an associate of the Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer and will manager the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) group at the firm. Other new employees include Aaron King, engineer; Randy Lietz, engineering technician; and Kerri O’Dell, administrative assistant.

Attorney Frank Pasternak of Brookfield, and formerly associated with Murphy, Gillick, Wicht & Prachthauser and Domnitz, Mawicke & Goisman, has opened Frank Pasternak & Associates S.C. The law firm will focus exclusively on plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death litigation and can be contacted at 8112 W. Blue Mound Road, Wauwatosa; 414-257-4100;

The law firm of von Briesen & Roper has moved its Kenosha office to a new location. It is now in a newly constructed building at 5027 Green Bay Rd., in Suite 120. The telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

Glendale-based Manpower has formed a marketing relationship with Intuit, whereby Intuit will give its nearly 2.5 million QuickBooks small business users access to Manpower’s staffing and training services via the company’s QuickBooks financial management software and on
"Our relationship with Intuit introduces Manpower’s full range of workforce recruitment and development solutions to the small business market," said Barbara Beck, executive vice president of Manpower North America. "Access to the staffing center on and through the QuickBooks software will help Intuit’s customers experience how staffing and training can add efficiencies to any business while strengthening the bottom line."

Delta Communications, of Waukesha, has merged with System Solutions, of Franklin, with all operations now at the Delta Communications facility on Bluemound Road in Waukesha. Spencer Thomason has assumed he position of president of both firms.
Since 1973, Delta has provided voice and data information technology design, product-selection support, installation, and follow-up.
System Solution, a Microsoft Certified Partner, will continue to provide voice and data network services to auto dealerships, the legal community, and other small to mid-sized firms.

Nine firms, including four in southeastern Wisconsin, won Business Friend of the Environment awards as announced at the recent Environmental Policy and Awards Conference in Waukesha.
The winners included:

  • Orion Lighting & Energy Services, of Plymouth, in the Pollution Prevention category;
  • General Capital, Mequon, in the Innovative Technology category;
  • Wisconsin Fabricare Institute, Greenfield, in the Environmental Stewardship category; and
  • We Energies, Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, in the Environmental Stewardship category.

    May 24, 2002 Small Business Times

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