Haselwander Companies, Inc. has broken ground on a new 90-unit Fairfield Inn & Suites on the northeast side of Eau Claire in the Princeton Crossing development at the intersection of Highway 53 and the North Crossing. The site of the new hotel, Princeton Crossing, is a 26-acre commercial development, which also is home to a new Kwik Trip convenience store. Additional property is currently being marketed for further highway commercial projects, restaurants and office park development. The new Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott will include 90 guest rooms as well as conference facilities, a pool, patio, fitness center, and a breakfast area. It is estimated that the hotel will employ 40 upon opening. Haselwander Companies also owns the AmericInn & Suites on Eau Claire’s west side as well as Haselwander Real Estate, Haselwander Homes, and Haselwander Commercial.
Ruder Ware announced the addition of Shaughnessy Murphy to its Eau Claire attorney team. Shaughnessy advises clients on a wide variety of business transactional matters, including the organization of business entities; financing, sale and acquisition transactions; and related matters. He also assists clients who are involved in general business litigation matters. Prior to joining Ruder Ware, Murphy served as a key senior leadership aide in the U.S. House of Representatives counseling Members of Congress on a wide variety of public policy issues including agriculture, energy, transportation, trade and taxes. In 2014, Murphy was recognized on Roll Call’s “Fabulous 50” list of most influential congressional staffers.
Pending state approval, Dove Healthcare & Affiliates will become the licensed operator of Mayo Clinic Health System nursing homes and assisted living facilities in northwest Wisconsin with plans to construct new buildings in the area in the future. The transfer of operations, planned for Oct. 1, 2015, will affect Mayo Clinic Health System nursing homes in Barron, Bloomer and Osseo, as well as its assisted living facilities in Barron and Osseo. Dove Healthcare & Affiliates will work closely with the 135 affected employees and Mayo Clinic Health System to assist with continuing employment, either with Dove Healthcare & Affiliates or within another Mayo Clinic Health System entity. The transition will not impact the care provided to nursing home and assisted living residents.
Ben Rindone recently was named director of Hospital Medicine, Courier Services and Telecom Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Rindone earned his master’s degree in business administration from UW-Eau Claire, and his expertise includes process improvement, data analysis, relationship building and project management. He previously had been an account representative in Corporate Health Services with Mayo Clinic Health System and worked closely with northwest Wisconsin businesses to understand their health care needs. In his new position, he is responsible for general operations and department oversight.
Susan Zukowski recently was named director of Corporate Health Services at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Zukowski has a doctorate in psychology from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a master’s of business administration from Lakeland College in Sheboygan. For the past three years, Zukowski served as supervisor in marketing research for Mayo Clinic Health System where she helped launch the marketing research and analytics team and standardized processes for data driven decision-making. Zukowski will be responsible for the oversight of Occupational Medicine, the Worksite Wellness program and Workers’ Compensation Coordination.
Nathan Rasmussen, M.D., recently joined the Urology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System and will see patients in Eau Claire and Menomonie. Rasmussen earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacology/environmental toxicology from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in Madison. He earned his medical degree at UW School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. Rasmussen completed his residency in urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He was one of only two fellows selected for the Angevine Summer Fellowship in pathology at UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He is board-certified by the American Board of Urology.
Previously, Rasmussen was a private practice urologist in Milwaukee.
Eyad S. Al-Hattab, M.D., an oncologist, recently joined the Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Al-Hattab earned his medical and general surgery degrees from the University of Jordan in Amman. He completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. He is board-certified with the American boards of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Previously, Al-Hattab worked as an assistant professor of oncology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, and as medical director of the Cancer Care Centers at Bradford Regional Medical Center in Bradford, Pennsylvania, and Olean General Hospital in Olean, New York.
Photizo Group has recognized EO Johnson Business Technologies as a leader in managed print services (MPS). EO Johnson was one of 13 independent providers that Photizo Group selected to participate in the 2015 Leaders Index for MPS Channel Partners. Photizo Group selected the dealers based on demonstrated leadership in MPS, and this is the third year EO Johnson has been selected. The Leaders Index for MPS Channel Partners is a collection of hand-selected, independent MPS partners from around the world that are regarded as the gold standard in managed print and document services.
Bob Komro has joined the Board of Directors of Security Financial Bank. Komro is a native of Durand
and is the President of Komro Sales & Service. He attended Durand High School and graduated from UW-Stout in 1982, with a degree in Industrial Technology. He worked as a sales engineer in Pittsburg, PA in the mining and steel industry, before returning to Wisconsin in 1988 to work with Komro Sales & Service, the family business. He became the president of the business in 1995 and is a partner with his brother, Pete Komro and brother-in-law, Mike Serum. He also is a partner of Rapid Machining in Durand.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.