ST. CLOUD, MINN., AUG. 5, 2019 – Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today its acquisition of the customer base of Executive Technologies, a copier/printer and IT services company located in Iowa.
Marco’s sales and service team will continue to serve and support Executive Technologies’ clients from its current locations in Sioux City, Mason City and Des Moines. The company has six locations throughout Iowa.
“We have been serving the state of Iowa for the past six years,” said Marco CEO Jeff Gau. “We look forward to satisfying our new clients from Executive Technologies’ and expanding on the services we can offer them.”
This is Marco’s tenth acquisition in the past two years. Earlier this year, the company purchased Accent Business Solutions and Enterprise Systems Group (ESG) located in Wisconsin. Marco has over 1,400 employees and serves 35,000 clients from its 61 locations throughout the United States.
“We are excited for Marco to be able to serve our customers,” said Kevin Grosvenor, Owner of Executive Technologies. “They are a high performing company that is committed to excellence and outstanding customer service.”
The Irish bluegrass quartet We Banjo 3 will be featured on “Spectrum West,” which airs at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 8 on The Ideas Network stations 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show also highlights an Amery radio program, a Rice Lake musical and a Chippewa Valley Craft Beverage Trail event.
Host Al Ross sits down with David Howley, lead singer of the Irish bluegrass quartet We Banjo 3, to talk about the group’s latest album, “Roots to Rise—Live.” The band will make tour appearances in Marshfield, St. Paul, La Crosse and Milwaukee.
Mike Murtha, host of the Amery-based radio program “Trigger Happy Memories,” will stop by the studio to talk about the show that features live music and old friends. It airs on Amery’s community radio station WPCA.
Correspondent Jim Oliver shares a conversation with Amy Myers, director of the Northern Star Theatre Company’s production of “Young Frankenstein,” running at 7 p.m. August 8-11 and 14-17, and at 2 p.m. August 11 and 18 in the company’s new Rice Lake facility.
Josh Beaudette from River Bend Winery and Distillery in Chippewa Falls, and Rebecca Hei from Northwoods Brewpub in Osseo, join the program to discuss the details of the Chippewa Valley Craft Beverage Trail’s special food pairing event the weekend of August 16-18.
“Spectrum West” is a weekly program exploring the music, arts and humanities in western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts and much more. It is heard weekly from 10 a.m. to 11a.m. Thursdays on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a live stream at www.wrfw887.com and a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie. Archives are available at http://www.wpr.org/programs/spectrum-west-al-ross.
Rob Ferrett, host of “Central Time,” and Al Ross, host of “Spectrum West,” will be among the Wisconsin Public Radio staffers who will meet listeners at a free event to say thank you to WPR’s audience between 5 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 22 at the River Prairie Center in Altoona.
Ferrett is heard on The Ideas Network, including 88.3 WHWC/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/ River Falls, between 3 and 7 p.m. weekdays. “Central Time” includes interviews with news makers and interesting people from Wisconsin and beyond.
The WPR Listener Appreciation Event will include a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of “Spectrum West,” an Eau Claire produced show about the arts, culture and humanities of western Wisconsin. “Spectrum West” airs Thursdays at 10 a.m. on The Ideas Network, and repeats Friday nights at 7 p.m. on 89.7 WUEC/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS/ Menomonie, stations that are part of the NPR News and Classical Music Network of Wisconsin Public Radio.
Among other WPR personalities who will be present will be Dean Kallenbach, host of “The West Side,” the issues-based call-in program with a western Wisconsin focus that is heard on The Ideas Network at 10 a.m. Mondays; WPR reporters Rich Kremer, Liz Dohms and Clara Neupert; as well as the staff of WPR’s local Eau Claire office.
The open-house style event will be free of charge with refreshments and a cash bar available. There will be yard games, giveaways and some surprises to look forward to. Due to limited space, registration is encouraged. Visit www.wpr.org/presents for more information and to R.S.V.P.
Wisconsin’s water quality issues and standards and how they play out in western Wisconsin will be discussed on “The West Side” at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 12 on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The Ideas Network stations 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.
Host Dean Kallenbach welcomes Jim Zellmer, deputy administrator of the Wisconsin Department of National Resources Division of Environmental Management, and Caryn Treiber, chair of the Chippewa Valley Sierra Club. Kallenbach and his guests will explore the quality of and the threats to ground water and drinking water in western Wisconsin.
Gov. Tony Evers has proclaimed August as 'National Water Quality Month' throughout the state of Wisconsin as part of his commitment to improving water quality. Earlier this year, Gov. Evers declared 2019 as the Year of Clean Drinking Water because today the drinking water for tens of thousands of Wisconsin families does not meet acceptable health standards.
Last month Gov. Evers announced he would order the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to establish nitrate performance standards for surface and groundwater contaminated by farm waste and fertilizers. He also signed an executive order creating a Department of Health coordinator to fight lead levels in water that threaten children's health.
“The West Side” is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. The show airs at 10 a.m. on Mondays on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a live stream at www.wrfw887.com. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615. Archives are available at www.wpr.org.
EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health: Body.Mind.Spirit is hosting a session for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them. The training is called “Question, Persuade, Refer” – or QPR. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save a life.
The session will take place Wednesday, August 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Augusta Memorial Public Library, 113 N. Stone Street, Augusta.
Registration is required by calling 715-717-7479 or online at www.sacredhearteauclaire.org/Events-Classes.
“Suicide is very hard for most people to talk about,” said Laura Baalrud, director of Community Health at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals. “Through QPR training, we hope to open up the dialogue about mental health and suicidal feelings to help reduce the stigma that surrounds these subjects.”