Bailey Lieck Merrill has joined the staff at SDS Architects as an architectural designer. Lieck Merrill has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota and is working toward her professional licensure as an architect. SDS Architects of Eau Claire is a professional architecture firm offering consulting, design, and management services for clients such as commercial businesses, K-12 and post-secondary education, real estate developers, governmental bodies, manufacturing, churches and other organizations.
Attorney Walker J. J. Stutzman has joined the law firm of Weld Riley, S.C. He will practice in the firm’s Employment Section. Prior to joining the firm, Stutzman practiced in the Milwaukee area for a boutique workers’ compensation defense firm. In that role, he worked directly with corporations and individuals on defending corporate interests. Previous to private practice, Stutzman served as corporate counsel for a Fortune 100 company located in the Midwest.
Adam Fechner, a senior design engineer for Low Voltage Contractors, recently became certified in AutoSPRINK Training. AutoSPRINK is specialty software for designing sprinkler systems. Fechner is already NICET Level II in Fire Alarm and NICET Level I in Security Surveillance Systems, after joining the company with no knowledge in either discipline in 2013. To earn his certification in AutoSPRINK, Fechner had to complete 40 hours of training and pass a certification exam.
Radiologist Erik Steckler, M.D., recently joined the Radiology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Steckler earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Steckler completed his residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa and a fellowship in neuroradiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Radiology and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology.
Chilson Automotive of Chippewa Falls was recently recognized by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as a recipient of the 2016 Customer First Award for Excellence. More than 3,000 Chrysler certified dealerships across the United States were eligible for the Customer First Award for Excellence, Chilson Automotive of Chippewa Falls is one of only 124 claiming this achievement.
The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely restaurant have partnered with Larson Companies of Eau Claire, a prominent local hospitality management company, to assist in the launch and management of the extraordinary, one of a kind facility. The Oxbow Hotel is a 30-room “boutique” hotel and is Eau Claire’s most authentic place to stay and experience the city. The hotel consists of the Main House which is reminiscent of the 1940’s era with a modern lakeside twist and The Flats, a mid-century modern building adjacent to the Main House. The onsite restaurant, The Lakely, offers a guests casual dining experience with craft cocktails and Midwest modern comfort food.
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