Woita & Associates Business and Retirement Planning of Altoona announced that principal Paul Woita has been recognized as a “Lifetime” level member of the Million Dollar Round Table. This membership signifies that Woita has maintained a recurring high level of professional accomplishment and has annually earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for more than 10 years continuously. Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 43,000 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 67 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.
Marco recently announced the introduction of a new Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution. The cloud-based service will be delivered through the company’s longtime technology partner Mitel. UCaaS enables clients to move a variety of their communication and collaboration applications to the cloud. The services are delivered through a public or private IP network.
Six individuals and organizations earned recognition from the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council for their efforts to protect, preserve and increase the number of trees that line city streets, fill community parks and beautify neighborhoods throughout the state. The Wisconsin Urban Wood Network earned recognition from the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council for its efforts to protect, preserve and increase the number of trees that line city streets, fill community parks and beautify neighborhoods throughout the state. The Wisconsin Urban Wood Network was recognized in the Innovations in Urban Forestry category for marketing urban wood, addressing an environmental need and supporting investment in private businesses. The Network was a class project for the Leadership Eau Claire™ Class of 2015.
The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley honored area businesses and individuals who have shown significant support for United Way and to the community at the Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards. This year, the Nonprofit Excellence Award was given to Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) for their health initiatives to support healthy lifestyles and behaviors. CHIP is a community endeavor hosted by HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. In 1994, facilitated by St. Joseph's Hospital, a committee of 25 concerned individuals representing schools, churches, businesses, health and medical facilities, senior citizens, government agencies and the public at large saw the potential to create a healthier Chippewa Falls. In 2000, the initiative was so successful that it was expanded to cover the entire Chippewa County.
WESTconsin Credit Union announced Stephanie Rasmussen as vice president member experience, working from the Menomonie – East Administration Office. In her new role, Rasmussen’s focus will be assuring exceptional member driven experiences throughout the organization via all touch point interactions. Rasmussen joins WESTconsin from Royal Credit Union where she worked for 11 years, and most recently held the position of electronic payment specialist manager. She possesses a bachelor’s in public relations and English literature from UW-Eau Claire.
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital announced that Judith Balcitis, RN, MSN, NE-BC has joined the hospital as chief nursing officer. Balcitis most recently served as the vice president and chief nursing officer at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill – a position she held since 2008. Prior to that, she held a variety of administrative nursing positions in hospital, home care and hospice settings. Balcitis earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Northern Illinois University and her master’s degree in nursing administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Prevea Health welcomed Lindsey Banaszynski as regional business development manager of LeadWell in the Chippewa Valley. LeadWell, Prevea Health’s comprehensive corporate wellness program, offers a wide range of customizable wellness solutions for businesses, all supported by premier health care specialists and designed to educate and empower employees to make choices toward healthier, more balanced lifestyles. Banaszynski is responsible for identifying and cultivating new business and developing further opportunities with existing clients for LeadWell, occupational health services and other retail products in the Chippewa Valley.
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