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BizTimes call for submissions for third annual Green Directory
Southeastern Wisconsin companies that provide green or sustainable products or services are encouraged to submit registrations for inclusion in the third annual BizTimes Green Directory. The directory highlights local architecture, engineering, and building contractors as well as industry associations, green product manufacturers, suppliers and sustainable marketing consultants and design companies. To register, visit www.biztimes.com/green. The deadline for submissions is August 22.

Bastille Days kicks off tonight
Milwaukee’s ethnic French festival will kick off tonight with the 26th Annual M&I Bank Storm the Bastille 5K run/walk at 9 p.m. This year, the festival, which takes place in Cathedral Square Park in downtown Milwaukee will have a Happy Hour event on Friday, July 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Happy Hour will feature $3 taps of Blue Moon and $3 glasses of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Saturday, Kid’s Day will take place and feature $3 breakfast meals from Alliance Francaise, a Pooch Parade, Kids Cooking Demos, and other games and events. The Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Wave, Milwaukee Ballet and Milwaukee Public Schools will be on hand to staff the event.
Those attending this year’s festival can follow @EastTown on Twitter who will host the first annual “Tweet de France” by tweeting deals on food, beverages and merchandise.

Wisconsin Business Challenge award winners announced

Butler-based Flexo-Graphics was named the $2,500 grand prize-winner in the Reliable Water Services How I Got My Business Out Of Hot Water” Challenge. J.W. Winco from New Berlin was awarded a second place prize of $500 cash and the Two Men & a Truck franchise in Madison won the third place prize of $300 cash.
Wisconsin businesses were invited to submit a short essay to share their compelling stories about how
they got out of a ‘hot water’ situation and made their business even stronger.
Flexo-Graphics lost 53 percent of its business a few years ago. The company’s president Tim McDonough pulled his employees together to brainstorm ways to cut costs. They learned lean management, replaced lost business and achieved double-digit sales growth year over year for the past four years and are doing it more efficiently than ever.

Harley to host events to commemorate Knievel exhibit
The Harley-Davidson Museum will kick off its newest exhibit True Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel This weekend. To celebrate the exhibit, the Museum has partnered with Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery to produce a special, limited edition beer call True Evel Daredevil Ale and will also host a meet and greet session with Evel’s son, Kelly Knievel on Saturday, July 17.
The discussion session with Knievel is $10 for members and $12 for non-members and begins at 7 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required.
 “We wanted to make something that sort of resembled Evel himself,” said Russ Klisch, president of Lakefront Brewery, Inc. “The beer has a very bold malty flavor and is balanced well with hops.”
According to Klisch the beer is also aggressive with a 7.2 percent alcohol by volume content.
“It’s not very weak,” he said. “I don’t think Evel would have wanted it that way either.”
The beer will be sold in 22 ounce bottles at the museum’s Motor Bar & Restaurant as well as selected area retailers, Klisch said.
The label on the beer also features a coupon for $4 off the admission price to the museum exhibit.

Wisconsin companies contribute to Gulf cleanup effort

S.C. Johnson & Sons Inc. and Kohler Co. are among the Wisconsin firms contributing to the cause of cleaning up the oil-laden Gulf of Mexico.
Kohler Rental, a Kohler Co. business, today announced it is providing temporary power and air conditioning services to wildlife rehabilitation centers located across several Gulf Coast States. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, a bureau in the U.S. Department of the Interior, established these wildlife M*A*S*H units following the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill that has been occurring in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana since April. Included in Kohler Rental’s support effort is Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, an epicenter of bird rescue and cleaning operations located in Louisiana’s fringe coastal area south of New Orleans.
“The men and women rescuing, cleaning and nursing pelicans and other birds back to health in Gulf Coast states may not know Kohler Rental is onsite. And we’re not running the wildlife rescue camps. However, the people who do operate the rescue centers reached out to Kohler Rental and it’s our mission to climate control the rescue camp and deliver additional power. By providing a more comfortable working environment, Kohler Rental helps keep workers at their best throughout the countless hours spent caring for the helpless birds,” said Mike Nasif, general manager of Kohler Rental. “Kohler Rental is involved in something a lot bigger than Kohler and fortunately what we do – providing for temporary climate control and power needs – can make a difference. It has been awe-inspiring to see the passion and dedication of the people we support as they save wildlife affected by this environmental disaster.”
Racine-based S.C. Johnson is donating approximately 5,000 product units of its OFF! insect repellant to provide support to the large number of relief agencies, volunteers, government, and contractor groups.
The company is partnering with Gifts in Kind International, an international nonprofit organization and one of the country’s largest charities, to distribute the pest control products.
The product will distributed through the Gifts in Kind organization over the next few weeks.

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Private College Week in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges will host Private College Week Monday July 12 through Saturday, July 17. The annual week-long event gives students the opportunity to visit campuses of 19 private colleges and universities across the state to discover what each has to offer.
Local Colleges and Universities including: Concordia University Wisconsin, Marquette University, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Mount Mary College, Alverno College, Carthage College, Carroll University, and Lakeland College will participate in the event. 
“We’re really excited to showcase our campus to prospective students,” said Jenna Kroner, associate director of admission at Concordia University Wisconsin. “We hope they come and see the great things Concordia has to offer.
For more information or to schedule a tour visit www.privatecollegeweek.com

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