People in business
The Boulder Junction Chamber has unveiled a new tourism brand and website. The new branding is designed to promote “everything that makes the community a wonderful place to visit.” The website includes a feature on Boulder Junction business owners and their personal stories in effort to encourage vacationers to “Travel Boulder Junction.”
Northland Pines School District has been named to the College Board’s annual AP District Honor Roll. Being named to the honor roll means the district has, since 2017, increased the number of students participating in AP classes while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning exam scores of 3 or higher.
The Rhinelander Community Foundation (RCF) announced it has extended grants totaling more than $134,000 in 2019. In the inaugural year for granting from the foundation’s permanent endowment fund, RCF supported 11 local community organizations through a competitive grant application process, awarding $22,000.
Melissa Werner and Amy Baumetz, a mother/daughter team of wellness advocates with doTERRA have opened Superior Street Wellness in The Machon Building in downtown Three Lakes. The pair will offer wellness workshops, essential oil programs, drop-in days and more. www.superiorstreetwellness.com.
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Rachel Boehlen as the organization’s event and program coordinator. Boehlen is a Rhinelander native, holds a degree in communications with a minor in photography. She is responsible for coordinating and developing new chamber events and will also assist in general marketing duties.
Dr. Tyler Thorsen, PT DPT CAFS, has joined Health in Motion Physical Therapy’s Rhinelander location. Thorsen earned his Doctorate of physical therapy and Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical physics from UW-La Crosse. He is certified in Applied Functional Science and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Thorsen is the son of Tim and Lisa Thorsen, founders of Health in Motion Physical Therapy.
Dr. Alex Conway, PT DPT, has joined the staff of Health in Motion Physical Therapy’s Eagle River location. Conway earned his Doctorate of physical therapy degree and Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Carroll University. His special clinical interests include sports rehabilitation, manual therapy and orthopedics. He is a member of American Physical Therapy.
Dr. Benjamin Dorow, PT, DPT, has joined the staff of Health in Motion Physical Therapy as the primary therapist at the company’s newest clinic, located in Merrill. Dorow earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology from Marquette University. He is certified in Applied Functional Science and is trained in the Otago Exercise Program for fall prevention.
For the first time in its history, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) has been named among the most reliable utilities in the nation. As a recipient of the 2019 ReliabilityOne™ Award for Outstanding Midsize Utility. The award was based on performance in 2018 as it delivered service to its 446,000 customers. In recent years WPS has focused on improving energy infrastructure and has converted over 2,000 miles of electric lines, primarily in the state’s heavily forested rural areas.
Ben Meyer has joined the staff at WXPR Public Radio in Rhinelander as a special topics correspondent. Meyer will report on issues affecting Northwoods water in an ongoing series, The Stream. He has previously worked as a broadcast news reporter, producer and executive producer. He lives in Rhinelander with his wife, Erika.