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MADISON, Wis., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Consulting is pleased to announce that Jeff Buss has assumed the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO). Buss is a former Navy Captain and EY Alumni with a storied 27-year career in IT operations and cybersecurity. His experience ranges from running and defending one of the largest global IT operations in the world, the Department of Defense Information Network, to advising America's top banks on cybersecurity.

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HALES CORNERS, Wis., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grassroots political organization American Police Officers Alliance announced their sponsorship of an upcoming event to support police officers and other first responders that is scheduled to take place on September 17th, 2020 in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.

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GREENVILLE, Wis., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- School Specialty, Inc., a leading provider of educational products and services to the Pre-K- 12(th) grade market in the U.S. and Canada., today announced that substantially all its assets have been acquired by SSI Acquisition, LLC, an entity formed by TCW Asset Management Company, LLC, Cerberus Capital Management, and Lantern Capital Partners. Post-closing, the company will operate as School Specialty, LLC. In conjunction with the transaction, Ryan M. Bohr was named President and Chief Executive Officer having served as the Company's Chief Operating Officer since 2017 and Chief Financial Officer from 2014 to 2017.

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MADISON, Wis., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AkitaBox(TM), an industry leader in facility management software solutions, announced today that it has added AkitaBox Inspections to its growing portfolio of software solutions. AkitaBox Inspections offers a first-of-its-kind, visual, location-based facility inspection tool that enables facility teams to complete inspection work more efficiently and provides a complete audit trail of all inspection work being completed in support of their facility compliance.

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NEENAH, Wis., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark(®) and its North American Huggies(® )brand are asking consumers to join them during National Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 21 - 27, 2020, by taking action to help end diaper need in America.

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RACINE, Wis., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson today announced it has been named to Working Mother magazine's list of 100 Best Companies. The recognition highlights the company's inclusive array of benefits for families, including flexible parental leave and affordable childcare. This is the 32(nd) year SC Johnson has been recognized, and the company is one of only six to have been named to the annual list this many times.

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from Northwestern Mutual's 2020 Planning & Progress Study reveal that 84% of U.S. adults aged 18+ expect the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn will have an impact on their ability to achieve long term financial security. Six in 10 (59%) say that impact will be moderate or high.

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NEENAH, Wis., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TIDI Products, a premier designer, developer, and manufacturer of medical devices, has partnered with Amazon Business to provide personal protective equipment, including eyewear, face shields, and other necessary products to healthcare providers on the front lines.

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HARTLAND, Wis., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of the ongoing pandemic and the ever-increasing demand for essential products that fill consumer's immediate needs, one national specialty retailer is experiencing unprecedented growth. Batteries Plus, the nation's largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb, key fob and repair franchise, has generated 12 new franchise agreements in 2020 and is on track to sign over 20 new franchise agreements by yearend.

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PLYMOUTH, Wis., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Service One Transportation, a leading Wisconsin trucking and logistics company, is proud to recognize its team of dedicated tractor trailer operators during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The annual event, which was established by American Trucking Associations (ATA), takes place the second week of September and aims to raise awareness of the key role America's truck drivers play as an essential element in "the lifeblood of the U.S. economy."* This year's event runs September 13-19, 2020.

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MADISON, Wis., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Winnow Fund, a woman-led, seed-stage venture capital fund has closed on $6 million of capital, a crucial benchmark to begin investing in Wisconsin startups. Lead investor Badger Fund of Funds is joined by The Capital Times, Johnsonville Ventures, MGE Energy Inc., two Wisconsin based private equity investment firms - Inventure Capital and N29 Capital Partners, along with more than two dozen individuals in making strategic investments in the Winnow Fund.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup's Talent Solutions TAPFIN MSP offering (NYSE: MAN) has been recognized by Everest Group as a Star Performer and Global Leader in its Contingent Workforce Management (CWM) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020. TAPFIN MSP scores highly for vision, strategy and innovation, is named Global Leader for the 7(th) consecutive year, and is the only company to receive both Star Performer and Global Leader designations.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank P. Crivello, Chairman & Founder of Phoenix Investors ("Phoenix"), a national private commercial real estate firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, announced a contribution totaling $10,000 will be donated to local nonprofit Above and Beyond the Playground in support of the Milwaukee stop of Charlie Rocket's nationwide Dream Machine Bus Tour.

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MARSHFIELD, Wis., Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. James Weber PhD, President and Founder of PreventionGenetics, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Wisconsin Biohealth Business Achievement Award. The annual award recognizes leaders in Wisconsin for their achievements in the biohealth and life science industry.

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MADISON, Wis., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Wisconsin Voters Alliance filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Election Commission in response to millions of dollars being funneled by the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) to five Wisconsin cities which, past data show, vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. These grants are intentionally limited to these heavily Democratic areas for the purpose of boosting voter turnout there in a clear effort to sway the election statewide.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, N.A., today released its Open Enrollment Roadmap. This white paper offers checklists, how-tos, and helpful tips to support employers as they navigate virtual open enrollment. While the open enrollment experience may be different this year, employees have an even greater interest in their healthcare, so it's particularly important for employers to be prepared.

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MANITOWOC, Wis., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HMI, the world leader in development and manufacturing of concrete lifting and leveling processes and Magnum Piering, the market leader in Foundation Piering Systems have reached an agreement to co-market each other's products. Identifying the synergies of their processes and the opportunity to meet the needs of each other's customer bases, these two manufacturers will be promoting each other's product lines.

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GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) announced today that Philip Flynn, President and CEO; Christopher J. Del Moral-Niles, Executive Vice President and CFO; and Dave Stein, Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer and Business Banking will speak with investors during the 2020 Barclays Global Financial Services Conference on Monday, September 14, 2020.

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MADISON, Wis., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Understory, a leading provider of parametric insurance for severe weather risks, has been awarded 'AgTech Insurance Solution of the Year' by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence company.

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BLUE MOUNDS, Wis., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwestern BioAg Holdings LLC ("MBA"), a special purpose acquisition vehicle formed by Skyline Global Partners LLC, announced Wednesday, September 9th, that it has acquired and provided significant additional capital to Midwestern BioAg Inc., a leader in sustainable and innovative biological agriculture. Michael Birger has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer for MBA. "We are committed to building on the 30-year history of the company to enhance sustainable success of our customers and the well-being of our employees," said Birger.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ASQExcellence (ASQE) and Forbes Insights will develop a global benchmarking tool for organizations seeking to improve their operational performance. The tool, called Insights on Excellence (IOE), will allow ASQE organizational members the opportunity to make better informed business decisions and define a pathway to improving their performance year over year.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE: MTG) announced today that the company's Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Mattke, will present at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. This conference will be a virtual meeting format only, via live webcast.

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HARTLAND, WI, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Since launching in January of 2020 Last Bite(TM) has brought the flavors of the world straight to their customers' kitchens. This women-led startup is Simplifying Sophisticated Home Cooking(TM) with quality-controlled seasoning packets and spices. The food industry expert team -- made up of passionate connoisseurs, curators, creators, chefs, and culinary scientists -- came together to make a line of products that were missing from their daily lives. The practice and practicality of balancing life and work served as inspiration to more easily enhance home cooking.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kemps, a Minnesota-based dairy, is introducing a shelf-stable, on-the-go canned milk product available at Roundy's Supermarkets at Pick 'n Save and Metro Market throughout the Milwaukee and Madison area. The new beverage, siips, offers delicious, indulgent and on-trend flavor combinations packed with protein that can be taken anywhere and enjoyed anytime.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial services company, unveiled new ads today featuring poignant and powerful stories of real client experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ads showcase the challenges Americans are facing, and how partnering with a Northwestern Mutual advisor and having a financial plan in place can make a meaningful difference now and in the future. The integrated campaign launches across TV, digital and social media.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The impact of the COVID-19 health, economic and social crisis continues to weigh heavily on the global labor market yet early signs of recovery are beginning to emerge according to the latest ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) Employment Outlook Survey of over 38,000 employers in 43 countries conducted in July 2020.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ADVENT, Wisconsin's largest independent ENT practice, has expanded their services north of Milwaukee to the Fox Valley with the addition of a location in APPLETON, WI. To celebrate their recent opening, ADVENT is offering risk-free sinus and snoring assessments on September 9 from 11am - 7pm in-clinic and virtually. If you regularly suffer from a stuffy or runny nose, snore at night or have a CPAP mask that doesn't work, this is your opportunity to get medical advice no-strings attached. You will speak one-on-one with a Sleep & Sinus Specialist who will learn about your symptoms and share advice on potential solutions to help you reach your goals. To schedule a risk-free sinus and snoring assessment visit www.ADVENT-events.com. The ADVENT clinic is located at 247 S. Nicolet Rd, Appleton, WI 54914.

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HARTLAND, Wis., Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Batteries Plus Bulbs, a national retailer of batteries, specialty light bulbs and phone repair services, is joining Red Wing Shoes' #LaborDayOn campaign to highlight available career opportunities this Labor Day weekend. The campaign is meant to help the 25 million currently unemployed Americans connect with employers who are looking to hire.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A dramatic workforce transformation is happening in front of our eyes. COVID-19 began as a health crisis and is playing out as an economic crisis and a social crisis. Work literally left the building and whole industries are disrupting at speeds never seen before. To find out how COVID-19 is accelerating What Workers Want, ManpowerGroup, in partnership with Reputation Leaders, asked 8000 people in 8 countries about the future for workers and the workplace.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute is connecting students to the political landscape in a nontraditional way - through a funded research project that uses data science to shed light on what might be driving voter behavior during the 2020 presidential election campaign. The Elecurator project, which began in January 2020, uses a variety of data sources, including online and social media, traditional polling methods and political advertisements, to determine what issues are on the minds of voters.

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Research(1 )shows that summer camps for kids with pediatric cancer can strengthen social skills and self-esteem and facilitate moments of needed respite. Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation and in collaboration with Lollipop Theater Network, recently hosted The Ultimate Camp-In, a one-of-a-kind at-home virtual camp experience bringing together hundreds of children and families affected by childhood cancer. Complete with star power from camp "counselors," the Ultimate Camp-In was a memorable day of connection and carefree adventure for families facing similar challenges.

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Good Foods, a category leader of plant based dips and good-for-you products, launches a "Back to the Books" sweepstakes now through October 9 to celebrate good foods and classroom heroes during a different back-to-school season. "Back to the Books" sets out to elevate the brand and its dips as a healthy snacking option for families throughout the school year.

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VIROQUA, Wis., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- iCrimeFighter recently received a strong recommendation from the Vernon County District Attorney's office. The Vernon County District Attorney, Timothy Gaskell, encouraged all their law enforcement partners to use iCrimeFighter for a variety of reasons, including: