Veteran broadcaster Jon ErkenBrack has been named general manager at WAOW Television, the ABC affiliate in Wausau. ErkenBrack began his duties at WAOW on Dec. 20.
WAOW is part of Quincy Newspapers Inc., a family-owned company based in Quincy, Ill. Quincy owns 12 television stations (ABC, NBC, FOX, CW), two radio stations and two daily newspapers operating in seven states.
The Samuels Group was presented with a 2012 Build Wisconsin Award from the Wisconsin Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in the Design Build - New Construction category. The winning entry, The Noel House, is a stunning 29,838-square-foot Hampton-style home revealing old world style with modern technology and amenities. In addition to the grand size and style of the house, unique design and craftsmanship are evident throughout the home, including high main level coffered ceilings; customized built-up molding; stained and painted woodwork; a circular wood stair; hand-scraped hardwood floor that reflects warm, old-world charm; elegant marble floors, walls and counters; exterior cedar shingle siding with stone veneer highlights; cedar shake roofing with large built-up painted wood trim; and copper chimney pots designed to bring style and functionality to often overlooked chimneys. Extensive planning, coordination, quality construction management and quality control resulted in this showcase home.
The Samuels Group is a commercial construction contractor specializing in construction management, owner's representation and general contracting for the commercial, health care, education and government sectors. With offices in Wausau, Waterloo and Des Moines, Iowa, their experienced team can assist with new construction, renovations, remodels, budget and schedule analysis, pre-construction services, feasibility, funding and on-site analysis as well as interior commercial furnishings provided by Environments, a division of The Samuels Group.
One of the greenest buildings in Central Wisconsin - The Suites@201 Reserve - has earned high marks for sustainable construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The Suites@201 residence hall at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification. Verified by the Green Building Certification Institute, the LEED certification is the nation's pre-eminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The four levels of certification - platinum, gold, silver and certified - are based on energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as other sustainable strategies.
From its beginning stages, the suites were planned to be built to the highest green building and performance measures, from a sustainable site development to materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Before construction on the suites began, care was taken to reuse and recycle more than 96 percent of the materials from Hyer Hall, which was demolished to make room for the new building.
John Hack and Debra Sibley of the Hack CPA firm in Wausau attended a two-day tax seminar in Mosinee sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Accountants. The main focus of the seminar was the tax changes that automatically will be reinstated if Congress does not act to implement some or all of the Bush-era tax cuts that will expire. The seminar also covered numerous tax changes for the upcoming tax filing season, resulting from either legislation or recent court decisions.
The Hack CPA firm provides tax and accounting services to individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations in north central Wisconsin.
Dawn Buchkowski has been named Commercial Lines service representative for Compass Insurance Services.
The Commercial Division of Compass Insurance provides local businesses with comprehensive products tailored to the individual needs of each company. Compass Insurance Services is a full service agency also offering personal insurance, employee benefits, life and health.
Attorney William A. Wulf of Ament, Wulf, Frokjer & Hersil SC, has been recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top 5 percent of personal injury attorneys in Wisconsin. This is the second year Wulf has been selected.
The Super Lawyers selection process has multiple steps to identify a list of lawyers who have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated a high degree of achievement in their field. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
Ament, Wulf, Frokjer & Hersil have been offering quality legal services in Merrill and the surrounding areas for more than 50 years.
Dennis and Tim Rew from Rew Motors Inc. of Birnamwood attended Kubota Tractor Corp.'s 2012 National Dealer meeting in Dallas to celebrate Kubota's 40th anniversary in the United States.
More than 1,000 Kubota dealers from across the country joined together to celebrate the company milestone and to receive a first look at all 2013 product enhancements, highlighted by the "Kubota Kommander," Kubota's first zero-turn mower designed specifically for homeowners seeking professional-grade mowing results.
During the meeting, representatives from Rew Motors attended field demonstrations and classroom sessions, gaining hands-on operator experience with Kubota's products.