WNB Financial is pleased to announce that Angela Czerwinski has joined the Bank as a Mortgage Loan Officer at its office in Holmen, Wis. Czerwinski brings over a decade of comprehensive mortgage lending experience to her new role. In both 2017 and 2018, she was recognized as the Top Mortgage Lending Producer at Citizens State Bank in La Crosse due to her consultative, client-first approach. Czerwinski has also served as a branch manager, financial advisor, and other sales roles. “We’re fortunate to welcome someone with the talent and experience that Angela brings,” said Chad Anderson, Vice President and Business Banking Manager. “Her dedication and commitment to customer service, combined with her ability to find innovative solutions, embodies our core values and that will position us for long-term success in the Holmen market.” “I’m thrilled to join WNB Financial at the forefront of its expansion in Holmen and beyond,” Czerwinski said. “The outstanding reputation of this community bank, which has had a presence regionally since 1874, and the incredible growth-focused rebranding, exhibits how much opportunity is ahead of me in the future. I’ve been impressed with the progressive attitudes built upon the stability WNB Financial exemplifies.” Czerwinski earned her degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in 2001. She serves as an active club member for both the Downtown La Crosse Rotary and Onalaska Toastmasters, in addition to volunteering her time with the Finance Council at the Roncalli Newman Catholic Parish and as past chair of the La Crosse Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.
WNB Financial and Hoeft Builders will join together for a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, April 16, to celebrate the new, full-service WNB Financial Office in Altoona, Wis. The event will take place in the River Prairie Development at the corner of Blazing Star Blvd. and Woodman Drive. At 3 p.m., representatives from WNB, Hoeft, and other prominent community members will address the crowd before the ceremonial groundbreaking. A social hour will follow with food and refreshments at Hoeft Builders, 2423 Builders Edge Drive, Altoona. The new WNB Office, with completion projected in fall 2019, will offer a full range of personal, mortgage, and business banking services, as well as retirement planning, wealth management, and financial advising.
Mayo Clinic Health System
Family nurse practitioner Tony Maul recently joined the Emergency Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Maul earned bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Latin American literature from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He received a master’s degree in family nurse practitioner studies from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee. Maul is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and National Council of State Boards of Nursing. His professional interests include emergency medicine and procedures, and pediatric care.
“I enjoy caring for pediatric patients and the overall opportunity to immediately address patients’ conditions and make a significant difference in their lives in the Emergency Department,” says Maul. “Mayo Clinic Health System has a stellar reputation, and I am happy to continue my professional career in Eau Claire.” In his free time, Maul enjoys hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Huebsch Services, a family owned and operated commercial laundry business established in 1891, was honored on March 27th in Washington, D.C. for its commitment to customers and the community.
Huebsch services was recognized by the Textile Rental Association (TRSA) with the Above and Beyond Service Award. This award recognizes an individual service rep, team of service people, or an entire company for exceptional attention to customer needs. Huebsch was recognized as a company for maintaining a 98% customer retention rating in 2018. Huebsch was also recognized for having outstanding customer survey results with 99% of customers either agreeing or strongly agreeing that their route representative understands their business and 99% of customers stating they would recommend Huebsch to others.
Huebsch Services was also recognized by TRSA with the Company Community Service Award. This award recognizes volunteer projects that make significant contributions to their local communities. Here are some of the commitments Huebsch made to community service in 2018: Special Olympics Polar Plunge, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Feed My Starving Children, Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Open Door Pantry of Eagan, Jeffers Park donation of 700 trees and a volunteer team of tree planters, donation of $18,075 through United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley’s workplace campaign, over 100 hours of volunteer work through United Way’s Day of Caring, and Huebsch helped break a world record of 8,148 backpacks stuffed with Simon Says Give. In addition, 10 members of the Huebsch management and leadership team served on 13 different community boards and committees in 2018.
HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph’s hospitals
HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals echocardiography labs have both been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the area of adult transthoracic echocardiography. This marks the first time both hospitals’ echocardiography labs have been accredited.
Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of a person’s heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious cardiovascular conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, followed closely by stroke as the fifth highest cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography. “IAC accreditation is the seal of approval that our patients can rely on as an indicator of the consistent quality care we offer at both of our hospitals and our dedication to continuous improvement,” said Nancy Demars, director of cardiopulmonary services at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals.
Per Mar Security Services
Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, IA, announced it has acquired American Pride Security Services of Bloomingdale, IL. American Pride Security Services specializes in part-time and full-time security officer services in the Chicagoland area. Neal and Michelle Loftus, owners of American Pride Security Services, expanded the business to Fort Meyers, Florida. They will be relocating to Fort Meyers to focus solely on their Florida operation. All 32 of American Pride Security Services employees in Bloomingdale, IL will be joining Per Mar’s Chicago branch.
Security Financial Bank
Paul Rudersdorf, president and CEO of Security Financial Bank (SFB), is pleased to announce the promotion of Nikki Frickson to Call Center Representative II. In this new role, Frickson will be focused on promoting SFB products and understanding the digital needs of SFB’s customers. In addition, she will serve as a customer resource for remote deposit and cash management questions or concerns.
Frickson has been with SFB for six years. She began her career at the bank as a teller and then transitioned into customer service for the past five years. Frickson is excited to start her new adventure and help more of SFB’s customers.
Junior Acheievement of Wisconsin, Northwest Wisconsin
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Northwest Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Bob Ayres, President of River City Transport LLC and past Junior Achievement Board Chair is slated to receive the 2019 JA Hero award at the upcoming JA Hero’s Gala. Bob’s long history with his work as an entrepreneur and leadership in his local philanthropic efforts help keep Junior Achievement prospering throughout Northwest Wisconsin.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.