Chamber group has open house
The morning and afternoon Chamber Connections networking and leads groups are hosting an open house from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Ascent Companies, 2365 Willis Miller Drive. The event includes a box lunch, networking, and local coach, author and Connections member Susan Nielsen of Leaderscapes, who will speak on topics covered in her new book, “Selling for Geniuses.” Pre-registration is required by calling the Chamber, (715) 386-8411. Cost is $10 at the door. All Chamber members are welcome.
Seminar has homebuying tips
The deadline for qualifying for the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit is fast approaching. To learn more about this program a free seminar is scheduled 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the WESTconsin Credit Union office, 1601 Maxwell Ave. The seminar will be presented by Jeremy Untz, WESTconsin Realty LLC, and Mary Mayer, WESTconsin Credit Union Real Estate Loan Originator. The seminar will cover the tax credit as well as several other home buying topics. A drawing and refreshments will be provided. Register at the Seminars & Events calendar at westconsincu.org, or by calling (715) 386-2300 ext. 7846.
Brummel lands Madison job
Hudson native Sara Brummel is the manager at Babcock Hall Dairy Store at UW-Madison. A Madison graduate with a major in marketing and human resources, Brummel will serve in the position for two years as part of a new internship program. Brummel is in charge of an ice cream shop that serves more than 400 customers daily and employs two dozen workers during the peak season. Among her duties is developing new ice cream flavors. She hopes to pursue an MBA at UW-Madison when her internship is over.
Local firm earns award
For the fourth year in a row, Northwestern Mutual is one of the “Best Places to Launch a Career,” according to BusinessWeek magazine. The ranking was featured in the Sept. 14 issue. The Leverty Group is the Hudson affiliate with Northwestern Mutual. As part of the ranking, it plans to recruit five financial representatives and five financial representative interns in 2009 as part of a nationwide initiative to recruit almost 4,500 Northwestern Mutual financial representatives. “In today’s environment, there is a great need for qualified financial professionals, unlike other careers that have been impacted by the downturn in the economy,” said Mike Leverty, Hudson’s managing director. “In Hudson and around the country, financial security needs are growing more complicated, and we’re growing our team to help meet those needs.”
Completes UW-GB course
JoAnn Wert, Deputy Clerk for town of Hudson, was among the graduates of the 2009 Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute. Wert was one of 102 clerks and treasurers who this year completed the final program of the three-year sequence or the fourth year of completion for those holding the clerk/treasurer position. This program is designed to advance the professional development of local government officials in Wisconsin. Each summer, municipal clerks, treasurers and other officials from across the state participate in a week of continuing education courses on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus. The Institute curriculum consists of three, one-week annual programs with at least 33 hours of classroom instruction per program. This year’s program took place the week of July 12-17.