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Taking Stock

12:09 AM, May 11, 2014  |  Comments
Bridget Leonhard
Bridget Leonhard
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Education

Wausau School District teachers John Lakus, Mang Thao and Joe Pachal of Horace Mann Middle School and Christine Kadonsky of Wausau West High School attended and presented at the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Conference on March 16 and 17 in Middleton. Lakus and Pachal presented a session entitled "Cash, Movement and Apple Pie: The Economics and Geography of Baseball," and Kadonsky presented "Exploring Modern Germany." Additionally, Pachal was appointed to serve on the WCSS Executive Board. Kadonsky currently serves on the WCSS Executive Board as the Awards Committee Chair.

Finance

Dan Jackson has earned the 2013 Central Advisor of the Year Award from MEMBERS Insurance & Investments, CUNA Mutual Group. Dan is a financial advisor with the CoVantage Retirement & Investment Services program at CoVantage Credit Union, Antigo.

Jackson was selected for his support of the Life Division of MEMBERS Insurance & Investments at CUNA Mutual Group. He provides financial services on a wide range of issues, including savings and investing, employer retirement plans and distribution options, retirement income planning, insurance protection, taxation changes and estate planning

He is available to serve CoVantage members from branches in Antigo, Shawano, Crandon, Wausau and Rhinelander, Wis.; and Iron River and Crystal Falls, Mich.

CoVantage Credit Union announces its certification by the U.S. Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. CoVantage is one of only three credit unions in Wisconsin to receive this designation, and the only depository institution in Wisconsin outside of Milwaukee to be so designated.

CDFI certification allows CoVantage Credit Union to better serve low- and moderate-income consumers and promote financial inclusion in the communities it serves.

CoVantage Credit Union is a community-chartered credit union that serves members throughout Brown, Clark, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Portage, Price, Shawano, Taylor, Vilas, Waupaca and Wood counties in Wisconsin; as well as in Iron and Dickinson counties in Michigan. The financial cooperative is headquartered in Antigo.

Insurance

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Marshfield, won the 2014 award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Literacy from Wisconsin Literacy Inc. at the 10th annual Celebration of Literacy.

Security Health Plan made health literacy a focus of its Community Benefits and Prevention Program. Through its Charitable Contribution Program, the Marshfield-based insurance company distributed the book "What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick" to Head Start programs; Women, Infants and Child programs; Family Resource Centers; child care centers and schools throughout its service area.

Security Health Plan also sponsored "Ask Me for the Health of It," a pilot program in Rusk County in which retired nurses come to senior centers and thrift stores to offer impartial health information.

Security Health Plan is a not-for-profit health maintenance organization, a member of the Marshfield Clinic Health System.

Manufacturing

A&B Process Systems, Stratford, has appointed Scott Doescher to the position of president and CEO effective May 1. Doescher replaces Paul Kinate, who retired April 30. Kinate will continue to serve as a member of the company's board of directors.

In his new position, Doescher will assume overall responsibility for company performance, operations, planning and strategy development.

A&B is a proven leader in the design, fabrication, automation, testing and installation of high-quality stainless steel process skids, tanks, vessels, auxiliary equipment and piping systems.

Marketing

Bridget Leonhard has been promoted to vice president-operations at Kinziegreen Marketing Group in Wausau. In this new position, Leonhard will oversee the marketing firm's day-to-day creative and production operations, manage staff development and play a key role in strategic planning.

Kinziegreen provides marketing, advertising, public relations and interactive services to regional, national and international businesses.

Services

Members of the Mosinee Fire District, along with area first responders and interested citizens, attended Severe Weather Spotter training at the Mosinee High School auditorium. The training was led by a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Green Bay. The information gave responders a basic idea of what to look for in approaching storms. On-the-ground information from spotters can then be relayed to the National Weather Service office in Green Bay to validate their radar information. The training was needed to facilitate the procedure used in Mosinee for activating the city's tornado sirens.

In addition to testing, the Mosinee Fire District will be utilizing a Standard Operating Guideline which will call for MFD personnel to be deployed into strategic locations outside of the city for severe weather spotter duties.

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