Construction will be underway in early September as WESTconsin Credit Union breaks ground on a 35,000 square foot, two-story Administrative Center. The new facility will be built on vacant land the credit union owns directly west of their Menomonie – East Office located at 3333 Schneider Avenue. The building will house WESTconsin’s Service Center, Human Resources, Training, Member Experience, Accounting, Payment Operations, and Risk Management departments, as well as Corporate Officers. Spaces for training and meeting rooms are also included.
SDS Architects of Eau Claire is celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018. Founded in 1953 by Grant Paul, the firm became known as Seymour Davis Seymour when longtime employees and associates Pete Seymour, Gary Davis, and Joe Seymour assumed ownership in 1984. To reflect the growth of the architectural practice and a long-term ownership transition plan, the corporation’s name was changed to SDS Architects, Inc. in 1994. Today, the firm has a reputation of design excellence in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education; commercial; manufacturing; recreational; government; and religious facilities. Join SDS Architects on Instagram during the coming weeks for a special presentation of historic project photos from each year of their firm’s history: https://www.instagram.com/sds_architects/.
Three registered nurses at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital have recently earned their advanced certification. Amy Lokken and Shannen Topper, registered nurses in the hospital’s women and infants department, recently earned their Inpatient Obstetric Nursing certification (RNC-OB), making them certified in inpatient obstetric care – which includespregnancy, labor and childbirth. To be eligible, a candidate must currently be a licensed registered nurse with two years of work experience in labor and delivery and at least 2,000 hours in the specialty. Eddie Stefonek, a registered nurse in the hospital’s emergency department, recently earned his certification as a Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN). The exam incorporates the body of knowledge in trauma nursing across the continuum of care, from injury prevention through reintegration to home. To be eligible, a candidate must currently be a licensed registered nurse with two years of work experience in trauma nursing and at least 2,000 hours in the specialty.
United Bank customers in Western Wisconsin will soon see a familiar brand in their local markets. Citizens Community Federal™ (CCFBank™) parent company Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc., has announced its intent to merge with United Bank. United Bank will merge into Citizens to form a combined bank with $1.2 billion in assets and 28 branch locations from northwest Wisconsin to southern Minnesota, the eastern edge of the Twin Cities, and Rochester Hills, MI. Customers will benefit from more convenient locations, broader products and services, enhanced mobile capabilities, larger lending limits and the same friendly people they have come to know at their local branch.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.