Northwestern Bank Promotes Smiskey as market president
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
The Wisconsin State Patrol
The Wisconsin State Patrol is at the mid-point of its two-month recruitment period when men and women can apply to serve as a state trooper or inspector. To raise awareness about the recruitment effort and duties of officers, the State Patrol post in Eau Claire is hosting an open house event on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 from 1 – 6 p.m. at the post in Eau Claire. We would very much appreciate any assistance in helping us get the word out. Feel free to forward the info below and thank you!
Eau Claire State Patrol post to hold recruitment open house on Monday, December 16. To help the public learn more about State Patrol duties and career opportunities, citizens are invited to an open house event at the Eau Claire State Patrol Post on Monday, December 16 from 1 - 6 p.m. State troopers, inspectors, K9 team, drone and aircraft pilots will be available to meet with citizens and discuss the State Patrol recruitment period underway now through January 12, 2020. Men and women from all cultural and educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply to become a state trooper or inspector. More info is available at wistatepatroljobs.wi.gov.
Nodolf Flory, LLP and Richie, Guettinger, & Manydeeds, S.C. Announce Merger
The law firms of Nodolf Flory, LLP and Richie, Guettinger, & Manydeeds, S.C. are pleased to announce their merger in the new year. This merger will build on the expertise and skill of both firms to enhance the depth and breadth of services available to clients.
Service of client needs is at the heart of the merger. “The needs of our clients are ever-expanding on regional, national, and international levels. Our single focus is to advance our clients’ positions and interests through better value, diverse perspectives, and first-class service,” said Jeffery Guettinger, a partner with Richie, Guettinger, & Manydeeds, S.C.
Mutual synergies and strength of common practice areas make this a truly unique and exciting union. “In Nodolf Flory, we have found a partner that matches our dedication to client needs while demonstrating the highest level of excellence and integrity in service,” said Edmund Manydeeds III, a partner with Richie Guettinger, & Manydeeds, S.C.
In addition to enhancing common practice areas, each firm will also be able to offer service areas not previously available to its clients. “In addition to enhancing the breadth and depth in our common practice areas, Nodolf Flory clients will gain access to personal injury, insurance defense, and mediation practices while Richie, Guettinger, & Manydeeds clients will benefit from real estate development, governmental relations, and family law practices,” said Heather Hunt, a partner with Nodolf Flory, LLP.
The merger will occur in the first quarter of 2020 with the firm retaining the Nodolf Flory, LLP name. Edmund Manydeeds III and Jeffery Guettinger will continue as partners servicing clients’ business, financial, and litigation needs while David Richie will lead the firm’s mediation services section.
Royal Credit Union
The Community Foundation
Carson Park Baseball Fundraising Group Seeks Funds to Complete Stadium Renovations
Carson Park Baseball Stadium has been standing as a crown jewel in one of Eau Claire’s most beloved parks since 1936. Over the past 83 years, the stadium has been host to some of life’s most important and exciting moments: high school graduations, concerts and festivals, the City’s annual Fourth of July fireworks, and it even saw more than one person shot out of a cannon!
Carson Park Stadium is, of course, best known for being Eau Claire’s home for baseball; from high school to minor league farm teams, Carson Park has seen a lot of great baseball over the years. It was the first permanent home of the Eau Claire Bears. Fans of the Bears got to watch many future star players like Bill Robinson, Denny Lemaster, Chuck Tanner, and Stan Spence. Most notably, Hall of Fame players Joe Torre, Bob Ueker, and Henry “Hank” Aaron also called the Carson Park Stadium home. More recently, stars such as Jordan Zimmermann and Kole Calhoun played at Carson Park.
Carson Park Stadium enjoys the distinction of being on the Wisconsin and National Registers of Historic Places. The Stadium was built in 1936 as one of the Works Progress Administration projects, whose purpose was to create jobs, and was part of an official policy to promote baseball as a morale booster during the Great Depression. While the facility has been well kept and enjoyed some renovations over the years, the Carson Park Baseball Fundraising Group recognizes that to keep the facility in great shape and make it possible for even more people to enjoy this important part of Eau Claire’s history, major work will need to be done.
Fundraising efforts are underway to match the $1.5 million dollars that the City of Eau Claire has already pledged for the project. The renovation will replace the current aluminum bleachers with a permanent structure, concession areas, apparel space, and climate-controlled restrooms. It will also allow the park to better meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, making it possible for more people to enjoy the Great American Past-Time in our All-American City.
To make a tax-deductible donation to the Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Fund held at the Eau Claire Community Foundation, visit eccfwi.org or send a check to ECCF at 306 S. Barstow St. Suite 104, Eau Claire, WI 54701. If you have questions about donating, please write to email@example.com or call 715-552-3801.
For more information about the Project, contact Mark Faanes, Chair of the Carson Park Baseball Fundraising Group, at 715-829-8912.
Wisconsin Public Radio
Legislative Roundup on “The West Side” December 16
Two state senators from western Wisconsin provide a roundup of the fall legislative session on Monday, Dec. 16 on “The West Side” on The Ideas Network Stations of Wisconsin Public Radio: 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.
Host Dean Kallenbach will welcome Sen. Kathleen Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) and Sen. Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) to the program to provide a look back at the recently-completed session of the state legislature, reflecting on how new legislation affected western Wisconsin. The senators will also talk about other state issues, including efforts both senators are making to expand the number of mental health beds available at care facilities.
“The West Side” is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. The show is broadcast at 10 a.m. Mondays on The Ideas Network stations 88.3 WHWC-FM Menomonie/Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM River Falls and via an online live stream on 88.7 WRFW-FM University of Wisconsin River Falls via wrfw887.com/listen-live.html. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at (800) 228-5615. Archives of “The West Side” are available at wpr.org/programs/west-side.
As a community bank, WNB Financial understands the importance of giving back to the communities it serves. In 2018, WNB gifted over $377,900 to the community in the areas of education and youth programs, fine arts and culture, health and wellness, economic development, and community service.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.