For the second consecutive year, the Eau Claire City of Eau Claire Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has been named a Gold Medal Finalist in Class IV (for agencies with a population of 30,001- 75,000). The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor and most prestigious award in the parks and recreation industry. Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities across the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation. For more information go to www.eauclairewi.gov/pr.
The law firm of Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C. is pleased to announce Attorney Benjamin D. Ludeman has joined the firm. Ludeman practices with the firm’s Business, Frac Sand, Mining and Minerals and Labor and Employment Sections. He received his undergraduate degree from UW- Eau Claire, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law where he graduated with honors. While in law school, Ludeman clerked for the firm and then worked for Hennepin County in its child support and civil divisions. The Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci Law Firm was formed in 1991 and is comprised of Litigation, Labor and Employment, Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Government Relations Sections.
Physician assistant Amy Nikolai recently joined the Orthopedic Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Nikolai received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from UW-Eau Claire. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Des Moines University in Iowa. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Martin Dental, an Eau Claire-based spa dentistry office, recently launched a newly-designed website. The website, designed to align more closely with the practice’s image, offers existing and prospective patients information about the practice, descriptions of the team members, and methods for requesting appointments. The site is also mobile-friendly to accommodate the multitude of users navigating with smart phones and tablets. While reviewing the new site, users may also notice the badge listing Martin Dental as the winner for Best Dentist as voted by readers in The Best of the Chippewa Valley Volume One Reader Poll.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.