? Rucinski & Reetz Communication LLC, Mosinee, earned several awards at the WAVE Awards, sponsored by the Madison chapter of the Media Communication Association - International. "Doorway to Forever," a book trailer created for author Mary Ellen Marnholtz, won a WAVE Award. United Way Marathon County 2012 won a Merit Award. Three videos written by Rucinski & Reetz Communication and produced by and for American Family Insurance received Merit Awards.
Rucinski & Reetz Communication LLC specializes in providing research, scripting, directing, producing, consulting and project management services to local, state and national clients in the nonprofit, business and corporate arenas for film, video, Web and other marketing projects.
? Green Tree Ranch Inc., Stevens Point, is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization based in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.
The association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals and develops industry-leading selection tools for its members. These programs and services help members select and mate the best animals in their herds to produce quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers.
Ministry Home Care, Marshfield, has been named a Top Agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. In its seventh year, HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement and financial performance.
Ministry Home Care offers unique specialized services in addition to therapy and nursing services.
? Attorney Lance Trollop, of Bremer & Trollop Law Offices S.C. has been named to the 2012 Rising Stars list by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine. This marks the sixth time Trollop has been recognized as a Rising Star.
Bremer & Trollop Law Offices S.C. focuses on protecting the rights of accident victims with offices in Wausau, Stevens Point, Marshfield, Minocqua and Antigo.
? The Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (WACVB) presented 2012 Wisconsin Tourism Trailblazer awards Nov. 9 to the La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sheboygan Tourism Division for outstanding marketing and partnership projects.
WACVB presents the Wisconsin Tourism Trailblazers awards each year at the Wisconsin Fall Tourism Convention in an effort to recognize Wisconsin tourism organizations for outstanding marketing and partnership efforts as well as to increase the visibility of Wisconsin's tourism industry and destination marketing organizations.
The Stevens Point Area CVB received the Trailblazer Award for outstanding partnership for its new 'Point the Way' video customer service training series. The training series was designed to build knowledge about tourism in the Stevens Point area while enhancing customer service skills for local front line employees. The video, updated seasonally, allows local hospitality businesses to train front-line staff when it's convenient, understanding their limited time and resources.
? The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board recently recognized former state Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point, for his leadership and dedicated service as the Assembly Democrat member of the board. Other legislators currently serving include Rep. Jeffrey Mursau and Sens. Neal Kedzie and Fred Risser.
Molepske served on WEEB since 2005 and was instrumental in drafting and passing legislation associated with the collection of surcharges on court imposed fines and forfeitures for violations of state environmental regulations. The surcharge funds are used by the board to fund the annual general environmental education grant program and by the Department of Natural Resources to support environmental law enforcement efforts.