WNB Financial has announced its plans to build a new, full-service office in Altoona, Wis. The ground breaking is scheduled for spring 2019, with completion projected in fall 2019. The new WNB office will be located in the River Prairie Development at the corner of Blazing Star Blvd. and Woodman Drive. The office will offer a full range of personal, mortgage, and business banking services, as well as retirement planning, wealth management, and financial advising. WNB currently operates a Loan Production Office (LPO) in Eau Claire.
The laboratory at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital recently earned accreditation renewals from the College of American Pathologists and the American Association of Blood Banks. The voluntary inspections and subsequent accreditations follow an intensive onsite assessment of policies, procedures and practices of all aspects of laboratory testing and anatomic pathology, as well as an onsite assessment of lab equipment, staff qualifications, safety programs and overall management.
Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Tim Sass Branch Manager of the New Richmond office. He will be responsible for the overall operations within the branch as well as team member engagement. This will entail ensuring that the branch is meeting financial, operational, and growth goals. In addition, Sass will meet with the team to provide an exceptional experience for Royal Members and the surrounding community. Sass brings financial experience to his new position at Royal. Most recently however, Sass spent 8.5 years as a Sergeant with the Bismarck Police Department. He worked as a patrol officer, a K9 handler, and was leading the community policing division. Sass received his Associates degree from the Minnesota State University in Mankato and received his Bachelor’s degree from Capella University.
Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, IA, was a recipient of the 2018 Honeywell Community Service Award. This award recognizes authorized Honeywell Dealers who are committed to community service, and supporting their local communities. Per Mar received the award for its efforts in supporting Hand-in-Hand. Hand-in-Hand is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to expand the capabilities, confidence, and quality of life for children and young adults of all abilities by providing programs designed to encourage fun, learning, and social interaction in a positive environment. Per Mar has been a long-time supporter of Hand-in-Hand and a sponsor of its largest fundraiser, the Hand-in-Hand Chili Cook-Off. The Per Mar Charity Fund matched the money raised by Per Mar employees dollar for dollar, bringing the donation total to more than $4,300.
Larson Companies is pleased to announce Cassandra Lueck as the Events & Marketing Director at the Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely. Lueck will assume the role moving into 2019. Cassandra joined Larson Companies in July of 2015 working in various roles. Her experience in the hospitality industry, degree in Business Management as well as her current undergrad studies in Communications have made her a great asset to the team.
Charter Bank has announced Suzanne Twite as a Mortgage Officer. Twite is responsible for providing consumer real estate lending services and focusing on both in house loans and the secondary market. Twite comes to Charter Bank with over 20 years of experience in the financial services. She started her banking career in LaCrosse after attending the city’s university. She moved to Eau Claire in 1990 to further her career in banking. Twite was a successful mortgage loan officer at Royal Credit Union, United Bank, and most recently, US Bank.
Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D., has been promoted to senior vice president of business development and strategic marketing at The Alliance®. The Alliance is an employer-owned not-for-profit cooperative of more than 240 self-funded employers and not-for-profit insurance trusts. In this newly expanded role, Kambitsi will lead the teams responsible for membership growth and retention, as well as marketing and product innovation. Kambitsi previously was the vice president of business development and member services for the cooperative since Oct. 2017. The Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative that moves health care forward by controlling costs, improving quality and engaging individuals in their health. Members include more than 240 self-funded employers and multiemployer plans in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.
Royal Credit Union announced it has purchased land in St. Croix Falls, WI to build a new, free-standing office. Royal has purchased land across Highway 8 from its current location on Glacier Drive. The new office will include a full-service lobby, drive-up and ATM. The new St. Croix Falls office will feature teller services, new accounts, business services, consumer loans, home loans, investment services, and more. The new office is expected to open in 2020. The current Royal Credit Union St. Croix Falls location will continue to operate as usual until the new office is open for business.
Eight established Wisconsin Retirement Living Communities owned by AbiliT Senior Living will soon be under new management. The Milestone Senior Living Communities will be managed by Senior Housing Management of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as of January 14, 2019. The communities undergoing this change include:
· Milestone Senior Living Community – Cross Plains, Wisconsin
· Milestone Senior Living – Eagle River, Wisconsin
· Milestone Senior Living – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
· Milestone Senior Living – Hillsboro, Wisconsin
· Milestone Senior Living – Rhinelander, Wisconsin
· Milestone Senior Living – Stoughton, Wisconsin
· Milestone Senior Living – Tomahawk, Wisconsin
· Milestone Senior Living – Woodruff, Wisconsin
All eight communities offer month-to-month rental of apartments with available health care services to seniors over 55. Senior Housing Management provides healthcare and management services for Retirement Living communities throughout the states of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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