Business briefcase

8:42 PM, Mar. 17, 2013  |  Comments
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Promotions, appointments, awards and other business accomplishments from the Green Bay area.

Employment anniversaries

25 years

Tim Marbes, ASPIRO, Green Bay; Robert Katers, Asbestos Removal, Ashwaubenon.

20 years

James DePetro, ASPIRO.

15 years

Jeremy Charles, ASPIRO.

10 years

Bart Staeven, ASPIRO.

5 years

Dane Doro, ASPIRO.

New officers

? Donald Osterberg, senior vice president of safety and security, Schneider National Inc., Green Bay, was named to the The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

? Sister Jacqueline Spaniola, director of religious education for the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, was named to the board of directors at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc. Eric Volcheff and John Zimmer, both of Manitowoc, have also joined the board.

? Scott Henry, owner-operator of Old Time Portraits, Baileys Harbor, was elected treasurer for the Antique & Amusement Photographers International board of directors.

New on the job

? Alex Rueckl and Markie Hildebrandt, inspector packagers, have joined N.E.W. Plastics Corp., Luxemburg.

? Greg Stephan, vice president of commercial lending, has joined Bank of Luxemburg. Stephan formerly served as market manager in a Door County bank for 43 years.

? Laura Majewski, human resources director, has joined Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls. Majewski resides in Sobieski and has 21 years of human resources experience, 11 years at Aurora Health Care in Green Bay.


? DeAnna Tittel, has been promoted to vice president of retail at Bank of Luxemburg. Tittel has been with Bank of Luxemburg for 15 years. Bank of Luxemburg has offices in Luxemburg, Green Bay, Forestville, Dyckesville, Casco and Algoma.


? Mavid Construction Services made an in-kind gift in excess of $500,000 to the University of Wisconsin Foundation in conjunction with the company's recent renovation and addition to the School of Human Ecology building on the campus of UW-Madison. Mavid Construction is a Native American-owned construction firm based in Green Bay, owned by Zoar Fulwilder, David Montiel and Edward Martin.

? WG&R Furniture and Tempur-Pedic have donated returned, refurbished mattresses to New Community Shelter,
House of Hope and Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin.

? Shopko, based in Ashwaubenon, and Eagle Graphics, based in Kaukauna, have partnered to donate $52,973 to local high schools. Eagle Graphics supplies high school spirit wear to Shopko Hometown stores, and a percentage of the sale of merchandise is donated to local high schools.


? Jessica Bostwick and Sharon Kowalkowski, both of Green Bay, have achieved re-certification as Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses. Bostwick, Unity's manager of access and quality, oversees the organization's quality assurance programs and performance improvement initiatives. Kowalkowski provides care to patients residing at Unity's Jack and Engrid Meng Residence in De Pere.

? Tina Kowalczyk, Schreiber Foods, recently earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute. Amanda Lathrop, Oneida Tribe of Indians; Gregg McCarthy, Acuren Inspection; Lynn Smits, Options for Independent Living; Tammy Hanaway, Taylor Limited; Tara Willems, Aurora BayCare Medical Center; Angela Durkee, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co of Northeast Wisconsin; and Jennifer Smits, city of Green Bay, earned Professional in Human Resources designations. They are all members of the Green Bay area chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.


? Junior Achievement, Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, Cellcom/Nsight, Schneider National Foundation, Walmart Stores and Wisconsin Public Service Foundation conducted the Junior Achievement Business Challenge, where business mentors paired with student teams to compete in fictional businesses.

Michael Jerovetz and Jordan Dietrich from Pulaski High School won first place; each received a $1,000 scholarship. Their mentors were Jeff Gracyalny of J.W. Industries and Jeff Lasley of Schreiber Foods. Brenna Adamski and Christa Charnon from Pulaski High - mentored by Michelle Daniels and Deanna Lutz of Ameriprise Auto and Home Insurance - took second place, and received $500 scholarships.

Abby Davis from Appleton North High School and Hannah Stewart from Notre Dame Academy won third place, and $300 scholarships. Their mentors were Jody Zepnick of Zepnick Solutions and Rachelle Bissing of Wisconsin Public Service.

Ellise Brennan and Thomas Brennan from Preble High won fourth place and $100 Best Buy gift cards. They were mentored by Kevin Luebke and Les Wichman of Ameriprise Auto and Home Insurance.

Erich Johnson and Caleb Benz from NEW Lutheran High, mentored by Michael Radtke of Wisconsin Public Service and Gregory Radtke of UW-Oshkosh, won sixth place.

Abigail Wendt and Donald Clark from Preble won Most Improved and $250 scholarships. They were mentored by Sarah Lenhard of PMI Entertainment Group and Kendra Wilke of Citizens Community Federal.


? Gail McNutt received a Legacy Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership from the Brown County United Way. Other 2012 United Way Campaign Award Winners include Bellin Health, Denis Grusnick of Humana and Randall Lawton. Jason Herbst of Johnson Bank; Sue Landry, Rachel Greely, Andrea Kuss of Schenck; and Rigo Mendiola, Jim Ridderbush, Jessie Bildings of JBS Green Bay earned Outstanding Employee Campaign Coordinator awards. Camera Corner Connecting Point, Cummins NPower and Shopko were recognized for their campaigns. Nancy Armbrust received the Community Impact Award; Carly Appel received the Emerging Leaders award. Connie Greenawald, Tim Volker, Patricia Nosgovitz and Sara Klemme were recognized as Shining Stars. Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, and Schneider National, were recognized for corporate support.

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