Business Notes: May 14

May 13, 2009

Concordia to work with PKA Marketing

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, has selected PKA Marketing of Mequon as its agency of record. PKA will develop and execute strategic marketing plans for the university's business units.

The agency will work with the university's marketing department to support efforts in undergraduate, graduate and adult education admissions, university relations and advancement. PKA also will be tapped for marketing specialized areas such as the School of Pharmacy, School of Business and Legal Studies and the Center for Environmental Stewardship.

Eisenberg receives medical society's top honor

Carl Eisenberg of Mequon, a retired pediatrician, recently received the Wisconsin Medical Society's highest honor, the Director's Award.

Eisenberg has served in many leadership roles in the society during his 36-year membership, including serving as chairman of the society's Council on Legislation.

He also has been active in the Wisconsin chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, serving as the chapter's president and co-chairman of its Legislation Committee. He was named the organization's Pediatrician of the Year in both 1985 and 2008.

State medical society elects leaders

The Wisconsin Medical Society's House of Delegates recently elected local physicians to assume leadership positions in the statewide physicians' association.

George Morris of Whitefish Bay was elected to the society's board of directors. He is a board-certified neurologist practicing with Epilepsy and Seizure Care Specialists in Milwaukee and is president-elect of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County.

George Lange of River Hills was re-elected chairman of the society's board of directors. He practices with Westgate Medical Group in Wauwatosa and is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics.

Medical College receives heart development grant

Stephen Duncan of Shorewood is the principal investigator for a four-year, $2 million grant to study the molecular mechanisms that control heart development. The grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, is intended to provide greater insight into the molecular basis of congenital heart disease and its prevention.

Duncan is the marcus professor of human and molecular genetics and professor of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He also is director of the college's regenerative medicine program.

Waymar Orthopedic retains PKA Marketing

Waymar Orthopedic Technologies, a distributor of specialty orthopedic products, has retained PKA Marketing, 11053 N. Towne Square Road, Mequon, to create new branding and corporate identity materials.

Waymar, based in Mequon, distributes orthopedic products in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Brown Deer firm nominated for environmental award

Anguil Environmental Systems of Brown Deer is one of 36 Wisconsin companies nominated for the Business Friend of the Environment Awards, honoring leadership in pollution prevention, environmental innovation and stewardship.

The awards, sponsored by the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group, will be presented during the 20th annual Environmental Policy and Awards Conference today, May 14, at the Country Springs Conference Center in Waukesha.

Thiel Design wins marketing awards

Thiel Design, founded by Mequon residents John and Norene Thiel, recently won three awards from the Milwaukee Business Marketing Association.

The firm received the association's Bell Award, the highest award in each category, for outstanding design of a brand identity program developed for Graef. Thiel also received Excellence Awards for design of Snap-on and Badger Meter annual reports.

Thiel Design is located in Milwaukee's Third Ward.

Sobczak to lead petroleum marketers association

Jack Sobczak, general manager of sales and marketing at Lakeside Oil Co., Fox Point, has been appointed chairman of the board of the Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association.

He has been with Lakeside Oil Co. for more than 30 years and is a past president of both the Milwaukee Oilmen's Club and the Green Bay Montessori School. He also served in the 128th Air Refueling Wing of the Air National Guard.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries opens at Bayshore

A new dining option, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, has opened at Bayshore Town Center, Glendale.

The first Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant opened in 1986 in Arlington, Va. Since then, the franchise has grown to more than 400 locations nationwide.


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