Wisconsin Business

Canada's Dairy Trade Actions Hurting Rural America

2017-04-05

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — U.S. dairy organizations today urged the Trump Administration to fight back against protectionist Canadian trade policies that are slamming the door to American dairy exports in violation of existing trade commitments between the two nations. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) called on the federal government, and on governors in northern states, to take immediate action in response to Canada’s violation of its trade commitments to the United States. Because of the new “Class 7” pricing policy, which is expressly designed to disadvantage U.S. exports to Canada and globally, multiple dairy companies in Wisconsin and New York have been forced to inform many of their supplying farmers that the Canadian market for their exports has dried up. For some farmers, this means that the company processing their milk...

Organizational Changes Strengthen Leadership Team and Position Adelman for Long-Term Growth

2017-04-05

MILWAUKEE, April 5, 2017 — Bob Chaiken, CEO of Adelman Travel, announced today that his role is changing to Vice-Chairman effective May 1, 2017.  Chaiken joined Adelman Travel in 1991 as business manager after working in real estate and as a CPA.  He was later named CFO in 1994, COO in 1998, President in 2008 and CEO in 2013. “Bob and his leadership team have been instrumental to the success of the company over the past 26 years,” said Craig Adelman, Chairman.  “Under Bob’s direction, their accomplishments include the completion of 12 acquisitions, sales growth from $40 million to over $600 million and the creation of many opportunities for our 330 employees.  Bob will transition from CEO to his new role throughout 2017 to focus more on company direction and strategy.” Effective May 1, 2017, Andrew “Andy” McGraw will become CEO and board member of Adelman Travel. McGraw has a diverse business background and extensive expertise...

Deep Learning Institute Workshop hosted by Dedicated Computing, NVIDIA and Milwaukee School of Engineering
Deep Learning Institute Workshop hosted by Dedicated Computing, NVIDIA and Milwaukee School of Engineering

2017-04-05

WAUKESHA, Wis., April 5, 2017 — Dedicated Computing is co-hosting a Deep Learning Institute workshop in collaboration with NVIDIA and Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). The workshop will take place at MSOE on April 13, 2017. Deep learning is a new area of machine learning that seeks to use algorithms, big data, and parallel computing to enable real-world applications and deliver results. Machines are now able to learn at the speed, accuracy, and scale required for true artificial intelligence. This technology is used to improve self-driving cars, aid mega-city planners, and help discover new drugs to cure disease. NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute Logo

YMCA of the USA Board of Directors Elects New Members
YMCA of the USA Board of Directors Elects New Members

2017-04-05

“The Y is a volunteer-founded and volunteer-led organization, and I am grateful that these four highly accomplished and principled professionals will be providing leadership to YMCA of the USA.” Chicago, IL April 05, 2017 — YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office for 2,700s Ys across the country, is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the nonprofit’s board of directors. The Y-USA board is composed of 26 members who set strategic direction and policy to guide the national office’s work to increase the capacity of Ys to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Y-USA welcomes the following new board members: Gary Cobbs, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Montgomery Anne Derber,...

River City Bank Welcomes Brett Wait as New Senior Vice President,…
River City Bank Welcomes Brett Wait as New Senior Vice President,…

2017-04-05

In today’s society, ensuring data security and identity protection is one of the most important functions of any bank. We’re excited to have someone with such caliber to lead the development and and implementation of strategic and tactical plans…. SACRAMENTO, CA April 05, 2017 — River City Bank announces Brett Wait as its newly appointed Senior Vice President, Director of Information Services. With a wide community banking background and information technology fluency, Wait is a seasoned financial professional with a passion for community institutions. In his new role, Wait will oversee River City Bank’s team of information...

Yamaha Volunteers Support San Bernardino National Forest
Yamaha Volunteers Support San Bernardino National Forest

2017-04-04

Outdoor Access Initiative Assists in Rehabbing Public Lands and OHV Areas Impacted by 2016 Wildfires CYPRESS, CA– – April 04, 2017) – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, employees returned to the San Bernardino National Forest this past weekend to volunteer their time in support of projects aiding the fire-damaged OHV trails within the Trestles / Baldy Mesa OHV staging area. Working with members of the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the effort continued a nearly ten-year tradition of Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative volunteer projects in one of the nation’s most frequently visited forests. The popular Trestles / Baldy Mesa...

“Hits for Homes” returns to Miller Park this baseball season
“Hits for Homes” returns to Miller Park this baseball season

2017-04-04

MILWAUKEE, April 4, 2017 — For the third consecutive year, Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation teamed-up to launch “Hits for Homes” at Miller Park on Opening Day. This charitable program benefits Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI), a nonprofit organization that provides support to low- to moderate-income homeowners in the Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties. For every hit recorded by the Brewers during 2017 home games, Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation will donate $150 to HRI, up to a combined $100,000. Each hit and corresponding donation will be tallied on the Associated Bank LED board, located above the Check Deck in the outfield, throughout the baseball season. Donations are tallied...

Jim Loffler, Loffler Companies Founder and CEO, Named a Top American…
Jim Loffler, Loffler Companies Founder and CEO, Named a Top American…

2017-04-04

Our team of the best and the brightest works hard every day to design and implement the innovative services we offer, and to extend the excellent, unparalleled client service and support we are pleased to deliver to our clients. Minneapolis, MN April 04, 2017 — Jim Loffler, founder and CEO of Loffler Companies, has been recognized by the Cannata Report as one of the top 35 American Dealer Icons in celebration of their 35th anniversary as the leading media resource for the business technology, imaging and workflow solutions industry. “I am so pleased and humbled to receive this honor,” Loffler said. “Our team of the best and the brightest works hard every day to design and implement the innovative services we offer, and to extend the excellent, unparalleled...

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