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6:38 PM, May 6, 2013  |  Comments
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New Domtar board members selected

MONTREAL - Domtar Corp. stockholders elected a board of directors Wednesday at the company's annual meeting, according to documents the Canadian papermaker recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Giannella Alvarez, Robert Apple, Louis Gignac, Brian Levitt, Harold Mackay, David Maffucci, Robert Steacy, Pamela Strobel, Denis Turcotte and John Williams were elected to the board, with stockholders also ratifying the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers as the corporation's independent public accounting firm for the 2013 fiscal year, according to the SEC filings.

In a separate filing, the company notified federal regulators Thursday that Michael Edwards, senior vice president of pulp and paper manufacturing, will retire June 30 after the corporation's Human Resources Committee approved the terms of Edwards' severance and other post-employment benefits in accordance with its Management Committee members' severance program.

Domtar employs about 450 people at its Nekoosa mill and another 400 at its facilities in Rothschild. It also recently sold its Port Edwards mill, which it closed in 2008.

Local Ameriprise reps honored

David TerMaat and Thomas Glavin, financial advisers with Ameriprise Financial in Wisconsin Rapids, have qualified for the company's 2012 Circle of Success annual recognition program, the company recently announced.

The achievement recognizes TerMaat and Glavin as two of the company's top advisers who consistently demonstrate exceptional commitment to financial planning and superior client service, according to an Ameriprise news release.

TerMaat Glavin Group, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is at 2012A 10th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids.

YMCA Business After Hours set

The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce will host its next Business After Hours event Wednesday at the South Wood County YMCA's Camp Alexander in Port Edwards.

The event is set for 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the camp, 6410 Highway 13 S., according to an email from Krista Coon, programs director of the Wisconsin Rapids-based chamber. A $5 admission cost includes raffle tickets and hors d'oeuvres.

Business After Hours is designed to serve as a networking opportunity for south Wood County business leaders at various local businesses and organizations in the community.

Modern Woodmen part of Join Hands Day

Modern Woodmen Summit Chapter 18176 partnered with local Brownie and Girl Scouts on Saturday as part of Join Hands Day, a national day of service geared to bridge the generation gap and improve communities.

The groups sponsored tray favors and morning bingo at the Wisconsin Rapids Care Center.

Modern Woodmen is a fraternal benefit society that sells life insurance, annuity and investment products.

Alliant Energy reports earnings increase

MADISON - Alliant Energy Corp. had a 50.1 percent increase in net earnings during the first quarter, the company recently announced.

The company posted net earnings of $69.9 million during the first quarter, compared to $34.9 million during the same period in 2012, according to an Alliant Energy news release. Operating revenues for the quarter were $859.6 million, compared to $765.7 million during the first quarter of 2012, or an increase of about 10.9 percent.

Alliant Energy, the Madison-based parent company of Wisconsin Power and Light Co., is an energy-services provider with utility subsidiaries serving about 1 million electric and 415,000 natural gas customers in the Midwest.

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