Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Local company earns state award

MILWAUKEE — Ten category winners were culled from 33 finalists and more than 170 nominees for the 2015 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. Winners in 10 categories were determined by a panel of 18 industry experts from around the state.

Applied Data Consultants of Eau Claire earned the recognition in the “software service” category. ADC’s EXTRA, a subsidiary, is a dispatch management tool that allows for one-click orders to generate manifests, routes and delivery data to be supplied directly to a delivery driver’s mobile device. “The real-time data algorithms allow for nimble response and efficiencies,” according to a news release.

“We were honored to be considered a finalist; that alone puts us in such great company,” said Jim Ward, ADC president and founder, in the release. “That we won the award, it’s really a testament to the team behind EXTRA and ADC, and all the great work they do.

“This award really belongs to each and every employee who has come through the doors over the past 20 years, and especially our current staff who continually strive for excellence through innovation.”

Visit for more information about the program.

Programassistsinjured veterans

HAMMOND — A “Build a Vet a Guitar” program will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, at Vondriska Woodworks, 600 Davis St.

Volunteers will assemble 10 acoustic guitars from kits to be donated to Guitars for Vets. G4V is a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that provides an acoustic guitar and 10 lessons for injured vets. There are 50 chapters across the country. Visit for details.

No guitar-making experience is necessary for participants. Many volunteers bring instruments and play music and sing over the weekend, according to a news release.

For more information call 715-796-5221 or email

In other news

• RICE LAKE — Brian Niemann, president and owner of Wealth Management Group in Cumberland, will hold a four-session Financial Fitness Series from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, in Room 228 of Ritzinger Hall at UW-Barron County, 1800 College Drive. Participants may sign up for individual sessions or all four.

The fee per session is $19 or $29 for two people from the same household. The four-session discounted fee is $69 for one person or $99 for two people from the same household. For more information or to register, visit, email or call 715-234-8176, ext. 5403.

• MENOMONIE — Sushil Singh is joining the production team at Vets Plus as a process and product development associate. Singh will be responsible for collaborating with all departments in the company to identify and execute efficiencies in product research, development and production. He recently earned a doctorate at South Dakota State University.

From staff reports

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