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News & Notes: June 17

June 17, 2013

Muskego chamber

makes service list

Muskego — The Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism was listed by the Milwaukee Business Journal as one of the 22 chambers of commerce in the greater Milwaukee area that provides their members with valuable visibility and business development opportunities.

In the last year, the Muskego chamber has focused on several areas in order to grow a stronger business community.

Chamber officials noted that the organization has built a new web presence and engaged in social media with its businesses and residents. It also has a visible ambassador team dedicated to helping members become more involved.

The chamber also reaches out through two groups: Women's Business Connections — a new arm of the chamber that builds a network of women who share marketing, networking and educational opportunities — and Young Professionals — a group that is engaging future community and business leaders.

The chamber also sponsors the Jammin' on Janesville festival, which provides visibility to businesses.

Chamber membership has grown more than 25 percent due to these programs, officials said.

Callen Construction

wins manufacturer award

Muskego — Callen Construction Inc., a Muskego remodeling company founded in 1986, has received the President's Club Award from GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer.

The President's Club designation recognizes contractors for excellence in performance, reliability and service for three consecutive years.

Two police dogs

to hit the streets

New Berlin — The New Berlin Police Department has two new police dogs, who should be ready for duty anytime now after completing their month of training.

They are Condor, who will work with Officer James Ament, and Argo, who will work with Officer Rick Helm.

The dogs and training were paid for through donations.

Christ the Victor Lutheran

celebrates fifty years

New Berlin — As part of Christ the Victor Lutheran Church's 50th anniversary, former pastors John Poffinbarger and Donald Schambow will join the 9:30 a.m. July 14 worship service.

The anniversary Celebration Worship and Luncheon will be Sept. 15.

Christ the Victor Lutheran Church is at Coffee and Moorland roads in New Berlin. For further information, visit christthevictor.org or call (262) 782-4940.

MD Association

needs help for stand

New Berlin — Volunteers are needed to help in the Muscular Dystrophy Association concession stand at Malone Park, 16300 W. National Avenue, on July 2-4, as part of the New Berlin Fourth of July celebration.

The stand will sell food, beer and soda. Workers of all ages are needed. Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

For information, call John Schober at (262) 785-1820 or (262) 679-3448.

Student council reps

win at state convention

Muskego — At the Wisconsin Association of School Councils annual state convention in Green Bay, several members of the Muskego High School student council won honors in competitions held as part of the conventions.

Natalie Anderson and Hanna Perry won Gold for their multimedia presentation. Anna Li won Gold for her writing submission and Stephen Kerns for his report on best project

Barbara Wieting won Silver for her banner submission. Amanda Lalicata won Silver for her standards of excellence report and Bronze for scrapbook.

Medical provider

goes above and beyond

New Berlin — Home Care Medical Inc., a provider of home medical equipment and supplies, has received the Community Partnership Award from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences.

Home Care Medical received the award for the rehab technology team's multiple workshops on power and manual wheelchairs, and seating and positioning, which included demonstrations of the state-of-the-art pressure mapping system.

The overall goal was to discuss what mobility products are available in the market today and provide students with "hands-on" experience.

In addition, a "Survivor Occupational Therapy Challenge" was the highlight of the workshops in which teams of students raced to reassemble a manual wheelchair.

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