Wisconsin Rapids area business briefs

1:49 AM, Apr. 13, 2013  |  Comments
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KeySavings Bank elects new directors

KeySavings Bank reported an annual capital of almost $11.5 million for 2012, with $79.2 million in assets, the CEO of the Wisconsin Rapids bank recently announced at its 93rd annual meeting.

In 2012, KeySavings closed 306 mortgage and consumer loans, totaling $13.6 million, President and CEO Lawrence Schmick said in a news release. The bank services about 1,000 mortgages and consumer loans, totaling more than $46 million. The bank had about 5,000 savings and other deposit accounts totaling $67 million, with depositors earning $600,000 in interest.

Shareholders elected Schmick, Nelson Dahl, Bruce Rokke, Earl Staege, Geraldine Groskopf, Stephen Sternitzky and Cynthia Henke as board members, according to the news release. The board then elected Dahl as chairman; Groskopf as vice chairwoman; Schmick as president and CEO; Rokke as vice president; Todd Buntrock as secretary; Shirley Jung as operations officer and assistant secretary; and Darin Olson as treasurer.

WoodTrust Bank hires trust officers

WoodTrust Bank has hired three trust officers to its Asset Management division, the Wisconsin Rapids-based bank recently announced.

Jim Firminhac and Kathy Simon Kastein have joined the company in key client relationship management roles, as vice president of personal trust services and vice president of retirement plans, respectively, and Joan McCarville has assumed supervisory responsibility for daily trust operations and compliance activities as assistant vice president of trust operations and compliance, according to a WoodTrust news release.

The financial institution, has six branches throughout central Wisconsin and one in Scottsdale, Ariz., and manages about $1.2 billion in assets for customers in 30 states through its WoodTrust Asset Management division.

Leadership event set for May 10

Several Wisconsin Rapids-area businesses are sponsoring "Chick-fil-A Leadercast," a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 at Christian Life Fellowship, 600 Seventh St., Port Edwards.

The nine speakers include Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric; Andy Stanley, best-selling leadership author and communicator; Mike Krzyzewski, head men's basketball coach at Duke University and Team USA; John Maxwell, best-selling author and leadership expert; Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author and leadership consultant; LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie "Act of Valor;" Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist in track & field; David Allen, best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert; and Condolezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-09), via exclusive Simply Lead video interview.

Letters citing 5.5 hours of continuing education will be available upon request. Cost is $59 per person. Go to www.chick-fil-aleadercast.com for ticket information. Call Diane O'Connor at 715-570-0908 for more information.

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