Wisconsin Farm Broadcaster Bob Bosold was inducted into the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Hall of Fame during the 73rd NAFB Convention held recently in Kansas City, MO. Bosold is known state-wide for his ongoing commitment to 4-H and FFA students throughout the state of Wisconsin, supporting the future leaders of the agriculture industry. The NAFB Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded by the organization. Each year since 1986 NAFB recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the farm broadcasting industry. Bosold is 39-year farm broadcasting veteran with no plans to stop. He joined WEAU-TV/WAXX-AM/WEAU-FM in 1977 after graduating from UW-Madison in agriculture journalism in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In 1983, he was named farm director at WAXX/WAYY, and continues this position today.
Attorneys Tanya M. Bruder and Brian M. Nodolf of Nodolf Flory, LLP have been named Rising Stars by Law and Politics and Milwaukee Magazine. The publications ask Wisconsin lawyers to identify an elite group of lawyers, either under the age of 40 or in practice less than 10 years, who demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in their field. Bruder’s practice focuses on business and general litigation. Nodolf’s practice focuses on commercial and industrial development, business and energy law.
After more than two decades with Ayres Associates, Eric Sorensen, PE, has been named vice president of Midwest transportation operations at the firm. Sorensen will oversee transportation and traffic engineering and construction services in Ayres’ Waukesha, Madison, Green Bay and Eau Claire offices. Since joining Ayres Associates’ transportation engineering staff in 1995, Sorensen has steadily advanced his career from his work as a design engineer to his current role as a transportation supervisor. Sorensen, based in Eau Claire, will assume his new duties on January 1, 2017.
The EO Johnson service team earned nationwide recognition for 2017 from Ricoh, a global industry leader with the prestigious RFG Circle of Excellence Certified Dealership award. The RFG Circle of Excellence program recognizes dealers who provide outstanding service and support. To be eligible for this certification, all Ricoh technicians needed to pass a series of difficult tests to assess their hardware, software and network connectivity competency. Ricoh then performed an in-depth operations assessment to ensure all business processes met the highest of standards. This extensive preparation continues the tradition of high quality machine service EO Johnson technicians are known to deliver.
Bremer Financial Corporation (BFC) recently announced that its board of directors has unanimously chosen Jeanne Crain as the organization's next chief executive officer. Crain will assume responsibilities immediately and succeeds Pat Donovan, who in July announced his plan to retire at the end of the year. Donovan will continue his service to Bremer through the end of the year as advisor to the CEO. Crain has been part of Bremer's senior leadership team for four years, most recently serving as region CEO of Bremer Bank Twin Cities, as well as group president for BFC overseeing the company's financial services business, including Bremer Trust, Bremer Investment Services, Bremer Insurance and the two banking regions in North Dakota.
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital was named a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for inpatient satisfaction by Press Ganey. St. Joseph’s Hospital’s inpatient satisfaction scores achieved 95th percentile every month between May 2015 and April 2016. Colleagues throughout St. Joseph’s Hospital have been dedicated ensuring that all patients have good experiences. Projects to achieve improvements in patient satisfaction include working on improved communication and engaging patients in their care.
Three HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph’s colleagues recently earned advanced certification in their respective fields. Valerie Rislove, risk management director for both HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, recently earned her accreditation as a certified professional in healthcare risk management from the American Hospital Association. This is considered the healthcare industry’s premier certification for the risk management profession. Jenny Sabelko, a house supervisor and registered nurse in Sacred Heart Hospital’s critical care services department, recently earned her critical care registered nurse certification. This certification is among the highest professional credentials that can be achieved by a critical care nurse. Tina Voss, a registered nurse in Sacred Heart Hospital’s post anesthesia care department, recently earned her certified post anesthesia nurse accreditation. This national professional certification is designed for registered nurses caring for patients who have experienced sedation, analgesia and anesthesia in a hospital or ambulatory care facility.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.