The American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization, has announced that Douglas Hoffer, assistant city attorney for the City of Eau Claire, has been selected to its Wisconsin Leadership Board. In this role, Hoffer will join 22 other volunteer leaders in advancing the Society’s lifesaving mission in Wisconsin. The Society’s Wisconsin Leadership Board is a volunteer leadership group that works to increase the success of its efforts to save more lives from cancer. Board members serve as ambassadors in their communities, building relationships with key corporate partners, health systems, advocacy leaders, and other community stakeholders who can impact the Society’s fundraising and mission goals.
Prevea Urgent Care, located at the Prevea Chippewa Falls Health Center recently opened and will offer walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries including cold or flu symptoms, earaches, sprains, minor fractures, cuts, infections, asthma and more. Prevea Urgent Care will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and holidays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointments or referrals are necessary. Visitors also will be able to view wait-times at Prevea Urgent Care, at www.prevea.com/urgent. With the opening of Prevea Urgent Care on Jan. 9, urgent care services at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will transition to Prevea Urgent Care, which is located just across the parking lot from the hospital.
For an eighth consecutive year Mercury Marine has presented Zacho Sports Center of Chippewa Falls its prestigious Service Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award for 2016. Mercury Marine’s Service CSI Program measures the satisfaction of consumers after having service work done on their Mercury outboard or MerCruiser Sterndrive or inboard. Zacho Sports Center won the Service CSI Award for its ongoing commitment to providing exemplary customer service, based on the responses of customers who had warranty work performed at the dealership during the past year. A total of 144 out of 5000 North American dealers qualified for the Service CSI Award for 2016. Zacho Sports Center was the only dealer in northwest Wisconsin to receive the award and with a score of 98/100 ranks in the top one percent of all Mercury dealers. Zacho Sports Center is one of only 25 dealerships in the United States that has received this award 8 or more consecutive years. Zacho Sports Center is locally owned and operated by Damin Zacho and Mike Emberson.
Dana Cash, M.D., recently joined Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Cash earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. She earned her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Cash completed her residency in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Previously, Cash provided primary care medicine for 8,000 marines and sailors at Camp Lejeune. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.
Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) has been named a Military Friendly School for 2017. This is the fourth consecutive year CVTC has earned the designation. The Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The list serves as a resource for service members and military families seeking education and has played a significant role over the past seven years in advancing best practices in supporting military students on campuses across the country.
Nine business and technology programs at Chippewa Valley Technical College have received accreditation, providing assurances of program quality and positive student outcomes. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently announced full accreditation for CVTC associate degree programs in accounting, business management, administrative professional, human resources, marketing management and supervisory management, plus the information technology software developer, mobile developer and network specialist programs. To gain accreditation, a program must meet a set of rigorous standards and criteria, including leadership, strategic planning, measureable assessments and faculty and staff focus. A three-member team from ACBSP visited the CVTC campus in September for a three-day review of the programs. CVTC must provide quality assurance reports every two years and undergo a new review after 10 years to retain accreditation.
Charlie Johnson and Mike Botten both recently joined the Low Voltage Contractors (LVC) sales team. Johnson joins LVC with a diverse work background and a variety of unique personal interests including 30 years in the National Guard and property management of 13 rental units. An industry veteran, Botten joins LVC with a background rich in fire alarm and security sales. Most recently, Botten was with a company very similar to LVC and, as such he was familiar with the company through industry events and organizations.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.