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Milwaukee beer company named finalist in radio awards
Milwaukee-based Horny Goat Brewing Company was recently nominated to receive the Best Radio Commercial Award at the 2010 Radio Mercury Awards.
The Radio Mercury Awards were established in 1992 and is the only competition exclusively devoted to rewarding effective and creative radio commercials. Horny Goat was nominated for its Three Beers radio spot, a spoof on the popular children’s story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations, and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 17,000 commercials have competed for over $2.9 million in prizes.
“Beer is fun and wanted to have an entertaining advertisement to complement that,” said Jim Sorenson, owner and managing partner of Horny Goat. “It’s hard to keep the attention of listeners for the full sixty second commercial, so we needed something to draw them in.”
The 2010 Radio Mercury Awards were held in September. Horny Goat advanced to the finals along with McDonald’s, Sprint and MINI Cooper.

MCW names keynote for annual health care dinner
Dr. Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Health care 2010 dinner on Monday, Nov. 15, at the Pfister Hotel.
Krauthammer is the winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and was named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America. His presentation will be centered around politics in Washington.
"We are very pleased to have Dr. Krauthammer as our keynote speaker,” said Mary Campbell Brown, co-chair of the event. “He challenges conventional wisdom in his writing. For two decades his influential writings have helped frame the very shape of American foreign policy.”
The event will also include presentation of the Warren P. Knowles Humanitarian Award to Ginny and Mike Bolger, both with a long history of contributions to the Medical College and the community. The award honors an individual or organization from Wisconsin with a commitment to health-related issues and whose work reflects the dedication to public service and education marking the career of Governor Warren P. Knowles. 
“The Bolger’s long record of public service makes them outstanding and inspirational candidates for this honor," said Christopher Schifano, co-chair of the event.
The event is hosted by the Medical College’s Digestive Disease Center Advisory Board and will help raise awareness and funds for digestive disease research.
Individual tickets can be purchased for $300 or tables of ten can be purchased for $5,000. Registration and the reception will begin at 6, followed by dinner at 7 and the program at 8 p.m.
For sponsorship opportunities, table reservations of tickets, call Amanda Seidel (414) 955-4701 or visit www.mcw.edu/healthcaredinner

Hammond to speak at Concordia

Concordia University Wisconsin Mequon will host Milwaukee Bucks’ general manager John Hammond as the guest presenter at its Fall Breakfast Leadership Series from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Siebert Dining Hall.
Hammond will present on The Elements of Change.
“We are looking forward to John Hammond presenting his message,” said Duane Hilgendorf, senior vice president of advancement at Concordia. “Under his leadership, the Milwaukee Bucks have ignited a wave of excitement sweeping the community in expectation for the upcoming season.”
This is Hammond’s third season with the Bucks. Last year, he was named executive of the year. Prior to joining the team he spent seven seasons as Vice President of Basketball Operations with the Detroit Pistons and also has collegiate experience, having worked at Southwest Missouri State and Houston Baptist.
The Leadership Series event is offered two times a year on Concordia’s Mequon campus. The breakfast and presentation lasts 90 minutes and allows for a question and answer period at the end.The cost of the event is $25 per person or $160 for a table of eight.

Drop off your worn out flags at North Shore Bank

North Shore Bank, Brookfield, has announced it will conduct its annual worn and tattered flag collection now until Sunday, Oct. 31. The Bank is working with Exchange Clubs, the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops to honorably dispose of the flags on Veterans Day.
“Many people don’t know how to properly dispose of tattered or torn flags, and working with the Exchange Clubs, the American Legion and the Scouts gives North Shore Bank the opportunity to help our customers and neighbors do so in a responsible, respectful and patriotic manner,” said Sue Doyle, vice president of branch administration.  “North Shore Bank has a strong tradition of involvement within the communities where we operate, and we are honored to sponsor this flag collection program for the ninth year in a row.”
Damaged and worn flags will be collected at all North Shore Bank offices throughout eastern Wisconsin, including the Maritime Savings Bank branches now operated by North Shore Bank.  For locations, visit northshorebank.com.
The flags will be properly retired in Veteran’s Day ceremonies in November.  

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Public invited to Meet the Media
The Milwaukee Press Club will celebrate it’s 125th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 11 by giving the south eastern Wisconsin community a change to meet and greet local media at it’s annual Meet the Media event at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be entertained by more than 40 "celebrity bartenders,” professionals from nearly all of the area’s media outlets, as well as various community leaders and company leaders throughout the region.
The event is free to attend and is open to the public, but pre-registration is required and may be done at www.milwaukeepressclub.org.

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