Business briefcase

4:22 PM, Jun. 9, 2013  |  Comments
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Employment anniversaries

35 years

? Ken Kempen, MEGTECH Systems, De Pere; Craig Cravilion, Green Bay Packaging; Annette LaCombe, KI, Bellevue.

30 years

? Cal Piton, Terry Krueger, MEGTECH Systems.

25 years

? Lori VanDenElzen, Lisa Wolfe, Ken Zak, MEGTECH Systems; Joseph VanPay, Terry Zellner, Green Bay Packaging.

15 years

? Heidi Hess, Family Services, Green Bay; Kris Vanden Heuvel, Barb Paulsen, The Konop Companies, Bellevue; Jeffrey Koehler, Michael Beyer, Green Bay Packaging; Barb Streubel, Pamela Kruger, Johanna Garrigan, Tricia Berg, KI.

10 years

? Mandi Dornfeld, Family Services; Emily Raduechel, Green Bay Home Medical; Anthony Wester, Michael DePrey, Robert Mihalski, Green Bay Packaging; Terry Bortz, KI.

5 years

? Amy Rosplochowski, Candy Furger, Sallie Neeley, Courtney Ayala, Tony Ronsman, Linda Waddell, Rachel Ruch, Chelsea McGuire, Jennifer Harris-Forbes, Elizabeth Burkhalter, Family Services; Michael Hyska, Goodwill, Ashwaubenon; Michelle Prevost, Goodwill, Green Bay; Ian Schoblaski, Hurckman Mechanical Industries, Green Bay; Ken Rosenthal, Green Bay Home Medical; Lynn School, Michelle LaPlante, Peter Kazik, Green Bay Packaging.

New officers

? Encompass Early Education and Care has elected 2013-14 board of directors: Tracy Arndt, president; Mary Miller, vice president; Jeff Simons, treasurer and Cheryl Guc, secretary. Other board members include: Carol Bush, Patricia Cobos-Welle, Phil Danen, Tim Day, Laura Ebetino, Melissa Feldman, Brenda Forslund, Laura Hieb, Deb Johnson, Kim Kohlbeck, Kurt Koszarek, Ed Kralovec, Deb Kunkel, Gail Limoni, Brookh Lyons, Jim Magestro, Sally Martin, Diane Mitchell, Jessie Raymaker, John Rehn, Conrad Schumitsch, Chris Sitek, Judy Umentum, Chris Van Alstine, Deb Van Dyk and Jeanne Wittig.

? The following were elected members of the 2013-14 Encompass Foundation board: Candyce Gilmore, chair; Michael Van de Kamp, vice chair; Bev Carmichael, Tim Cisler, Randy Johnson, Sue Murphy, Jonie Paye, Ginny Riopelle and Fred Schultz.

? Shawna Lindow, Kerber, Rose & Associates, was recently elected to the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Brown County governing board. Re-elected officers are: Jim Overly, Cyber Works, chairman; Sara Willems, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, vice-chair; Mary Gronnert, Schneider National, secretary; Eric DeJardine, Nicolet National Bank, treasurer. Lesley Bitters, BayCare Clinic; Jeff Kinziger, The GB Group at Baird; Christina Peterson, Stellpflug Law; Ann Renard, retired from IBM; Rod Ryan, Warren Consulting, immediate past chairman, and Ryan VanStraten, Alliance Management, continue to serve the governing board.

? Leland Wigg-Ninham, Consensus Development, was recently elected to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Brown County corporate board. Others on the board are: Tammy Blom, Green Bay Plastic Surgical Associates; Nan Bush, Bellin Health Foundation; David Coble, Schreiber Foods; Michael Davis, Integrys Energy Group; Mark De Prey, Langlade Springs: Mary De Prey;
Lynne Gerrits, Balloons By Us; Christopher Griffin, KI; Linda Hansen, Just Linda Design Services; David Raasch, Fox Valley Technical College; Tony Schiegg, Green Bay Insurance Center; Michele Stein, Ameriprise Financial; Anna Steinfest, US Bank; Mark Summerfield, IPS Solutions and Judy Trimberger.

New on the job

? Kelsey Wilson has joined Bellin College, Bellevue, as administrative assistant for the development and public relations department. Wilson is a 2013 graduate of Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich.

? Dr. Nicholas Mattila has joined the team of general dentists at Dental Arts Associates of Green Bay.

? CASA of Brown County has hired Michelle Pierquet-Hohner, Kathy Roeser and Nicole Ronk, as volunteer superiors. Pierquet-Hohner is a former Child Life Specialist, helping children and families experiencing traumatic and chronic illnesses. Most recently she served as community service director for the YWCA. Roeser, a retired elementary school teacher with 28 years of experience, has chosen this job for her post-retirement career. Ronk, a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh graduate, has volunteer experience working with Special Olympics and the Winnebago Mental Health Institute. Her work experience includes being employed by a company that specializes in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors in community-integrated environments.

? Gregg Halvorsen, Suamico, has been named assistant vice president of commercial real estate lending at North Shore Bank. Halvorsen has more than 25 years of commercial lending experience in the Green Bay and Fox Valley areas.

? Steve Marshall, senior vice president-commercial banking, has joined Wisconsin Bank & Trust, De Pere. He has 20 years of banking experience including commercial lending and private banking.

? Marla Maney, marketing manager, has joined Séura, Green Bay.


? Chad Calmes has been promoted to vice president of operations at Bayland Buildings, Green Bay. Calmes has been with Bayland for 12 years, and has worked in the construction industry most of his working life.


? Clean Water Action Council, Green Bay, was among the recipients of Community Partner Grant awards from 91.1 The Avenue, a nonprofit Green Bay-based radio station. Other recipients included: Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership & Niagara Escarpment Resource Network, Sturgeon Bay; Fox Valley Veterans Council, St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, STEP Industries & Mooring Programs and Literacy Education Services.

? In 2012, Schneider National Foundation contributed more than $1 million to help more than 150 organizations. Court Appointed Special Advocates, a Green Bay organization that trains volunteers to be the voice of abused and neglected children in the courtroom, is one organization Schneider Foundation supports. Schneider Foundation also donated $25,000 to the Red Cross for Superstorm Sandy relief.


? Local American Family Insurance agent James Raymaker has earned the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience certification. Raymaker has been an agent for American Family since 1975. Raymaker has qualified for this award for nine years.

? Foremost Farms Cooperative, based in Baraboo, has recognized Robert and Kathy Zahn of North Branch Farms in Gillett, and Alan Levina, Luxemburg, as Superior Quality Milk Producers. Hutjens Maple Grove Dairy, De Pere, and Chad and Charlene Ledvina, Luxemburg, were recognized as Excellent Quality Milk Producers.

? Billie Kress received the Encompass Early Education & Care Children's Benefactor Award. The Children's Advocacy Award went to Mayor Jim Schmitt; Behind the Scenes Award to Tom Adamany; Carol B Bush Award to Janet Mincks. The Encompass Family Award was presented to the Phil and Jerry DeLeers family.

? Executive Air GRB, Austin Straubel Airport, was ranked No. 5 among the Top 50 U.S. Fix-Based Operators by 2013 Pilots' Choice Awards. Executive Air GRB was ranked No. 1 Star FBO, using airport arrival data to generate a ranking accounting for traffic at an airport and the amount of competition on the field. Executive Air GRB was also ranked No. 1 FBO in East Central U.S. region by pilots.

? Valley Cabinet, De Pere, and Frank O. Zeise Construction, Green Bay, received ACUITY Safety Awards for working with the insurance company to ensure a safe workplace.

? "Minefields and Miracles: Why God and Allah Need to Talk," by Ruth Broyde Sharone, a book published by Mixed Media Memoirs of Green Bay received a 2013 Next Generation Indie Award and received first place in the religious non-fiction category. One chapter in the book focuses on the author's presentation to JOSHUA, a Green Bay interfaith group.

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