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Member Press Release 12/8/17

Ascension Wisconsin and
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Announce Evolution of Partnership
in Central Wisconsin

(MILWAUKEE, WI) – Officials at Ascension Wisconsin (formerly Ministry Health Care) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have announced the next evolution of their clinical and academic partnership in Central Wisconsin. MCW physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) practicing in Ascension hospitals and clinics in Central Wisconsin will transition to Ascension Medical Group.

Read more here.

“We believe this partnership has improved patient access to specialty care in the region and opened many doors for greater growth opportunities,” says Stewart Watson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, North Region, Ascension Wisconsin. “Ascension Wisconsin will continue to build the clinical workforce in Central Wisconsin and across the state.”

Patients currently established with MCW physicians will be notified of the change and can expect a seamless transition over the next few months. The physicians will continue to serve as teaching faculty at MCW-Central Wisconsin where MCW has made a commitment to educating the next generation of physicians for the region.

“We are pleased with the evolution of this partnership and we will continue to work to improve patient access in all communities throughout Wisconsin by expanding medical education programs that encourage students to remain in their community to complete residency training and begin their practice,” says Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, provost and executive vice president, and dean of the school of medicine, MCW.

About the Medical College of Wisconsin
With a history dating back to 1893, The Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement. More than 900 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school in Milwaukee, MCW-Green Bay, and MCW-Central Wisconsin. In addition, the Milwaukee campus has more than 280 graduate students, 12 Masters of Science in Anesthesia students and 130 postdoctoral fellows in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. MCW’s School of Pharmacy opened in 2017. A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In FY2016, faculty received more than $225 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 3,100 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,650 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 530,000 patients annually.

About Ascension Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, Ascension (ascension.org/wisconsin) operates 23 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 19,600 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided more than $295 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017. Serving Wisconsin for 169 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit ascension.org/wisconsin.

About Ascension
Ascension (ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.


Member Press Release 11/21/17

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Now Hiring- Executive Director

Executive Director: The Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce (MACOC) is accepting applications for the Executive Director position. This is a part-time position and will work approximately 20 hours per week. Hourly wage is dependent on qualifications. Our ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, previous office experience, excellent customer service, organization skills, and ability to work both independently and in a team environment. To be considered for the position, please submit a resume with previous work experience to Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce, 201 Main Street, Mosinee, WI 55455 or macoc@mtc.net. Additional information regarding the position can be found at the Chamber website, www.mosineechamber.org, or by calling 715-693-4330. Review of candidates will begin on December 4th and the position will remain open until filled.

Executive Director Job Description


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Member Press Release 11 10 17

Peoples State Bank

Press Release

 

Contact: Janel Thoune                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Asst. VP/Marketing Manager                                                           November 10, 2017
715.847.4069
janel.thoune@bankpeoples.com      

Peoples State Bank Surprises Never Forgotten Honor Flight with $1,500 Donation

Wausau, Wis. (November 10, 2017) In honor of Veterans Day, Peoples State Bank asked representatives from the Never Forgotten Honor Flight to visit the bank on Friday to receive a free patriotic hat Peoples was handing out to veterans, and to take a few photos to help support their cause. Little did the Honor Flight know that the bank was also planning a surprise.

“We wanted to do something special for veterans to honor them, to support the Never Forgotten Honor Flight at the same time, and surprise them in a way that would make them remember that others appreciate what they do,” said Scott Cattanach, President and CFO at Peoples State Bank.

As Mike Thompson and Jim Campbell of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight Board of Directors arrived at the bank at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, they were given complimentary hats from Peoples and asked to pose for a picture. Meanwhile, a crowd of employees swooped in, led by Cattanach and holding a large check donation of $1,500. Peoples employees and veterans Dawn Abreu and Dennis “Buzz” Rosenau, who had just returned from his own Honor Flight this October, were holding the check donation.

 

“What a surprise; we thought we were just coming in for hats!” said Thompson. “This donation will help send three more veterans on the Honor Flight, and it is truly appreciated.”

“Veterans deserve our respect and appreciation. Along with the Military Care Package drive that we are currently doing, this donation is just a small token of our appreciation,” said Cattanach. “Our bank and employees are committed to helping our community prosper—and supporting our veterans is part of that commitment,” he said.

For more information, visit Peoples State Bank at www.bankpeoples.com.  

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Peoples State Bank is a community bank headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, serving north central Wisconsin from nine full service banking locations in Marathon, Oneida and Vilas Counties, as well as a commercial loan production office in Milwaukee, WI.  Peoples provides financial services to business owners and individuals, as well as investment and retirement planning services through Peoples Wealth Management, a division of Peoples.  Peoples was founded in 1962 and has total assets in excess of $845 million. PSB Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Peoples State Bank, trades its common stock under stock symbol PSBQ on the OTC Markets Exchange. Peoples is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Peoples can be found at www.bankpeoples.com.


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Greg Framke, Compliance/BSA Officer of Peoples State Bank, received his successful completion from the WBA Loan Compliance School September 25-29, 2017 in Wisconsin Dells. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Bankers Association, the curriculum is designed to provide bankers with an understanding of lending and real estate related compliance regulations both on the federal and state level.
 
“Training offered great insight to the lending compliance regulations and how they attempt to protect consumers,” said Framke. “It was very beneficial to have a chance to speak with other banks on what they do to provide full and timely loan disclosures.”
 
The faculty is comprised of bankers who are considered authorities in their respective fields. Framke has been at Peoples State Bank for 12 years. He is a committee member of the Adult at Risk of Central Wisconsin and previously served on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity for five years.
 
“This a unique opportunity for bankers to remain educated in the ever-changing regulatory environment,” said Scott Cattanach, CEO of Peoples State Bank. “Education opportunities like this school help our banks to learn how to more completely meet the changing needs of our customers and deliver higher quality service in our community.”

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Identity Theft Protection for Kids: What Parents Can Do
Wausau, Wis. (October 26, 2017) Identity theft is on the top of many consumers’ minds these days, with new data breaches announced seemingly weekly. As masses of Americans turn to credit monitoring, fraud alerts, and other solutions to prevent their identities from being stolen, one group sometimes slips through the cracks: children.
 
Parents: don’t forget that your child has a social security number, so their identity could be stolen and used to take out fraudulent loans that could damage their ability to buy a car, get student loans, rent an apartment, or even get a job in the future. Peoples State Bank offers the following tips to help protect your children from ID theft:
 
Watch for red flags.
First, keep an eye out for common signs that your child’s identity has been used to obtain credit. These include an influx of mailed credit card and/or loan offers addressed to your child, a notice from the IRS that your child didn’t pay income tax or was claimed as a dependent, and collections calls for bills addressed to your child. When your child gets older, being denied a bank account, driver’s license, or government benefits (such as Medicaid) are also indications that their identity may have been stolen.
 
Check your child’s credit report.
The next step to take is similar to what you would do to protect your own identity: check their credit report. It’s a bit more complex when the credit report you’re requesting is your child’s (versus your own), but it is an important step. Contact the major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) to find out the specific documentation they require. You’ll likely need to mail in copies of your child’s birth certificate and/or their Social Security card, as well as a copy of your own ID. Keep in mind that your child may not have a credit report—and that’s a good thing! It means your child’s identity has not been used by criminals to obtain credit in their name. 
 
Consider a credit freeze.
If you find that your child has a credit report, consider placing a freeze on it. This is especially important to consider if your child’s identity has been stolen, since it will help prevent future instances of their information being used to obtain credit. Wisconsin’s Child Credit Protection Act allows parents and legal guardians to place a freeze on their child’s credit record.
 
By freezing their credit with each of the major credit bureaus, you will prevent criminals from taking out credit using your child’s identity. Each credit bureau has a different process for freezing credit, so contact them to find out the steps if you are interest in a credit freeze for your children. Keep in mind, the bureaus charge a fee to freeze and unfreeze credit, so you’ll want to consider how close your child is to legitimate credit requests (such as student loans or a first credit card) before taking this step. 
 
If you suspect your child’s identity has been stolen, visit www.identitytheft.gov for step-by-step guidance on what to do next. 

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Peoples State Bank

Press Release

 

Contact: Janel Thoune                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Asst. VP/Marketing Manager                                                           October 23, 2017
715.847.4069
janel.thoune@bankpeoples.com      

Peoples State Bank Holds Military Care Package Drive 
to 
Honor Those Who Have Served Our Country

Wausau, Wis. (October 23, 2017) Peoples State Bank will be collecting donations to help the Military Support Group of Rhinelander send care packages to veterans and active service members from Wisconsin currently overseas. The donation period will start on Monday, October 23 and conclude on Monday, November 13, 2017.

The public is encouraged to participate in the drive by dropping off items in the donation bins at all central and northern Wisconsin Peoples State Bank locations.

The collection is in remembrance of Veterans Day, and serves as a way for Peoples State Bank to honor veterans and active military for their service.

The Military Support Group of Rhinelander supports both veterans and active military members and their families throughout Wisconsin. The group also supports the Wounded Warriors Program and Survivor’s Outreach Services.

“Peoples proudly supports our local veterans,” said President and CFO Scott Cattanach of Peoples State Bank. “We honor them for their sacrifices and this donation is a great way to give back to those who serve our great country.”

Donation items needed include non-perishable food items, batteries, scarves, blankets, stamps, socks, wet wipes, lip balm, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, sunblock, mouthwash, and razors. A full list of items can be found on the Peoples State Bank website atwww.bankpeoples.com, or at each location.

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Peoples State Bank is a community bank headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, serving north central Wisconsin from nine full service banking locations in Marathon, Oneida and Vilas Counties, as well as a commercial loan production office in Milwaukee, WI.  Peoples provides financial services to business owners and individuals, as well as investment and retirement planning services through Peoples Wealth Management, a division of Peoples.  Peoples was founded in 1962 and has total assets in excess of $845 million. PSB Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Peoples State Bank, trades its common stock under stock symbol PSBQ on the OTC Markets Exchange. Peoples is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Peoples can be found at www.bankpeoples.com.


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Peoples Wealth Management Receives Milestone Award for 
Financial Planning Services
Growth in assets under management reflects clients’ confidence and trust


Wausau, Wis. 
– October 19, 2017 – The Peoples Wealth Management team recently received the distinguished “$50 Million in Preferred Portfolio Services® Assets Under Management” award from Commonwealth Financial Network® for year-end 2016. The prestigious award recognizes the team’s expertise, integrity and dedication to helping clients attain their retirement goals.

Year-to-date, Peoples Wealth Management now has over $65 million in assets under management in Preferred Portfolio Services® programs and $210 million in total assets under advisement.

“We are very proud of our Wealth Management team for reaching this significant milestone. It is a huge honor, and is indicative of the trust people have in us and in the service, solutions, and guidance of our professional advisors,” said President and Chief Financial Officer Scott Cattanach of Peoples State Bank.

Operations Manager Connie Higgins and Peoples Wealth Management advisors Jeff Isaacson and Dan Augustine are Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designee with more than 60 years of combined experience.

Isaacson said the team’s consultative approach enables them to discover what is truly important to their clients and to develop a retirement portfolio and investment strategy that is right for them. 

Augustine added, “Each client’s situation is unique. We work with them to develop a customized plan to assist them in building wealth and creating an income stream after retirement so they can continue living comfortably.”

In addition to investment planning through their Preferred Portfolio Services®, Peoples Wealth Management specializes in comprehensive financial planning, retirement income planning, small business retirement plans, life insurance, long-term care insurance and investment portfolio analysis.

 

 

ABOUT PEOPLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Peoples Wealth Management has been providing individuals and organizations with financial guidance since 1996 focusing on investment, insurance products and retirement planning services. Located at 1905 Stewart Avenue, the advisors of Peoples Wealth Management pride themselves on crafting unique strategies for each client. For more information, please visit www.peoplesinvest.com.

 

ABOUT COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL NETWORK

Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. The firm supports 1,710 independent advisors nationwide in serving their clients as registered representatives, investment adviser representatives, and registered investment advisers, as well as through hybrid service models. For more information, please visit www.commonwealth.com.

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