Wisconsin Tech & Science

Wastewater Treatment System Makes a Splash at WaterPro Conference

14 11 2017

NIAGARA FALLS, ON--(Marketwired - November 14, 2017) - Tecvalco Ltd. and Soneera Water presented the revolutionary MemFree Wastewater Treatment System at WaterPro in September, and people are still talking about it. The 45-minute presentation, delivered by Soneera's president Darrel Behan on September 20th, drew a crowd of 58 registered attendees. They came from all over the United States. In audience were representatives from numerous U.S. municipalities as well as engineers from various state Rural Water Associations (RWA). The question and answer session after the presentation ran so long that the group was ushered out to make room for the next presentation. One RWA from Wisconsin has already expressed interest in having Tecvalco go to their state to perform training and education sessions on the MemFree's capabilities. A RWA from California noted that the MemFree has the potential to provide many of their smaller communities with a cost-effective option. One RWA from Pennsylvania...

Monarch Butterfly Fund Issues Technology Design Challenge to Solve Mystery of Monarch Butterfly Migration

14 11 2017

Inventors invited to participate in $50,000 challenge to create new tracking device SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2017) - The Monarch Butterfly Fund (MBF), committed to the preservation of the monarch butterfly's migration across North America, has launched an international competition to find a tracking technology that can deliver important scientific insights. The fund is offering a $50,000 cash prize to the individual or team that can conceptualize and develop an innovative tagging and tracking system for monarch butterflies. This system will enable scientists and environmentalists to better understand patterns of butterfly migration and the length of time it takes them to complete their journey. Every fall, millions of monarch butterflies travel up to 3,000 miles, leaving the cooler temperatures of southern Canada and the northern United States to survive the winter months in central Mexico. Contemporary methods of tracking this migration rely on adhesive tags applied to...

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Will Acquire Signature Bancshares, Inc. in Minnesota

14 11 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa and MINNETONKA, Minn., Nov. 13, 2017 -- Dubuque, IA-based Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (“Heartland”) (NASDAQ:HTLF) and Minnetonka, MN-based Signature Bancshares, Inc. (“Signature”), parent company of Signature Bank, are pleased to announce they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Signature will be acquired by Heartland.  The acquisition marks Heartland’s 20th acquisition since 1994, and its 13th transaction in the past six years.Based on Heartland’s closing common stock price of $47.30 per share on November 10, 2017, the stock and cash transaction is valued at approximately $53.4 million (including the consideration to be paid in exchange for the termination of Signature options), subject to certain adjustments.  The actual transaction value will change due to fluctuations in the price of Heartland common stock. Signature Bank is a commercial and private bank, headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, with approximately $390...

Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

13 11 2017

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UnitedHealthcare Makes Nutritious Foods More Affordable with Healthy Savings Program for People in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

13 11 2017

WASHINGTON--Beginning Nov. 15, nearly 180,000 UnitedHealthcare plan participants and their dependents in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., enrolled in fully insured, employer-sponsored health plans will be able to buy healthy foods at discounted prices through the Healthy Savings® program. Healthy Savings can reduce monthly grocery bills for eligible users by more than $150. Program participants will receive a Healthy Savings card in the mail and can also download the Healthy Savings mobile app. After the card is activated online at www.HealthySavingsUHC.com, participants can purchase prequalified healthy foods from more than 200 food and beverage brands. With Healthy Savings, there is no clipping, printing or downloading of coupons, as discounts are pre-loaded on accounts each week. Users can scan their cards or mobile apps at checkout. The discounts are instantly subtracted from their bill and are printed on their receipt. Eligible participants can use the Healthy Savings program...

CRISPR Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Michael Tomsicek as Chief Financial Officer

13 11 2017

ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 13, 2017 -- CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases, announces the appointment of Michael Tomsicek as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Tomsicek is a highly accomplished CFO who brings an extensive array of financial experience to CRISPR, including a background with global public companies in corporate finance, operations management systems, and corporate collaborations and licensing. He joins CRISPR Therapeutics to oversee the company’s global finance team reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer.Prior to joining CRISPR Therapeutics, Mr. Tomsicek most recently served as CFO of Abiomed, a publicly-traded provider of medical devices with over $400 million in sales and an $8.0 billion market capitalization. Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Cubist Pharmaceuticals. He joined Cubist in 2010 and held a series...

Edward S. Cartlidge, PE, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

13 11 2017

    LAKE HARMONY, PA, November 13, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Edward S. Cartlidge, PE, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Cartlidge celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.A registered professional engineer in multiple states, Mr. Cartlidge began working for himself as a private consultant in 2013 after spending more than 40 years in the field. His extensive engineering background included working in various roles...

CenturionCARES Announces Release of CARES 14.0

12 11 2017

Newest Call Center Software Release Delivers Unprecedented Efficiency Gains & Real Cost Savings Oldsmar, FL, November 12, 2017 -- In order to address the challenges that customer service organizations face on a daily basis, CenturionCARES has taken a holistic approach to the development and release of their latest call center software, CARES 14.0. This reflects the CenturionCARES commitment to continually provide value to their customers through innovative solutions that not only boost call center efficiency, but also deliver positive results to the entire business operation.What's New in 14.0?CARES 14.0 includes enhancements that build upon the major transformation of the 12.0 release, noted for its user-friendly look and intuitive feel. The upgraded capabilities of 14.0 will streamline the agent workflow to promote a more efficient and satisfactory customer experience, and expand the reporting functionality to drive highly informed business decisions.A valuable security and...

Thanksgiving and Christmas Festivities Highlight Using Healthy Cranberry Seed Oil

12 11 2017

CHICAGO November 12, 2017 Cranberry seed oil is witnessing a remarkable growth this year in innovative product development. The healthiest oils are cold-pressed, and this holiday season marks the benefits of cranberries, and something different, cranberry seed oil. Great for adding straight to your salad, favorite dish or even in a spoonful to receive a perfect balance of essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. The reason for such expanded interest in the beautiful golden cranberry seed oil is its rich source of antioxidants and essential fats (like Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid) that are important for brain, skin and heart health. The fresh oil is complete with antioxidants, protects cells against free radicals and has positive anti-inflammatory effects. Filled with natural Vitamin E (known as tocopherols and tocotrienols), cranberry seed oil can play a role in skin health and the race against Father Time especially during the holiday season, keeping you vibrant and attractive. As...

Dr. Angela Cotey, Dentist in Mount Horeb, WI, Hosts Mount Horeb Chamber of Commerce Event, November 16, 2017

10 11 2017

Dr. Angela Cotey, Mount Horeb, WI Dentist, Hosts Local Chamber of Commerce Event Mount Horeb, WI November 10, 2017 Dr. Angela Cotey, skilled dentist in Mount Horeb, WI, and her staff at Village Smile Care, are excited to host a community event for the Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce on November 16, 2017, at the State Bank of Cross Plains. The objective of the anticipated social event is to help connect community members and facilitate a strong community mindset. Dr. Cotey and her team offer custom dental treatments including orthodontics, general hygiene cleanings, dental implants and other leading dental services. A variety of local businesses will join Village Smile Care in hosting an annual community event for their local Chamber of Commerce. The social event is intended to help members of the community connect with each other and learn more about local services and opportunities. Dr. Cotey, respected dentist in Mount Horeb, WI, and her entire staff are dedicated to helping...

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