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Grossklaus joins UnitedOne as Senior Business Loan Specialist

Jason Grossklaus.jpgUnitedOne Credit Union has added Jason Grossklaus as its Senior Business Loan Specialist.

Grossklaus brings 14 years of credit union experience to UnitedOne, including previously working as a Business Loan Officer at Altra Federal Credit Union in La Crosse.

The Eau Claire native is quickly immersing himself in the lakeshore communities UnitedOne serves, becoming a board member of Progress Lakeshore and an ambassador for Manitowoc’s Chamber of Commerce.

“He treated us as though he had been with us since day one of starting our business,” said Lynn Lemberger of Manitowoc Transport, LLC. “He was very prompt in responding to our needs and questions.  Great experience!”

After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Grossklaus enhanced his skills through the CUNA Business Lending School and NAFCU Management Development School.

Grossklaus takes pride in going the extra mile to help local businesses prosper. He can be reached at 920-652-2572 or jgrossklaus@UnitedOne.org.

UnitedOne Credit Union has branches in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and is open to everyone living or working in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kewaunee and Door counties. The credit union serves consumers and small to mid-sized businesses. For more information, visit http://www.UnitedOne.org.

 

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Don’t Get Caught Up in a Ticket Scam as Milwaukee Bucks Head to Playoffs

No doubt about it, it’s very exciting to see the Milwaukee Bucks – with the best record in the NBA – head to the playoffs this weekend. But don’t let your furor turn into failure.

Large and thrilling sporting events often attract scammers looking to make a fast buck from unsuspecting fans. The high cost of attending an event like a playoff game leads enthusiasts to comb the internet, looking for good ticket deals. Scammers take advantage of the opportunity by selling tickets that may not even exist.

“Proceed with caution when it comes to buying tickets,” says Jim Temmer, CEO and president of the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin. “The Bucks haven’t won a championship since 1971, so tickets are in extra high demand.Unfortunately, many consumers often fall victim to ticket scams. When buying, proceed with caution. Don’t let con artists foul up your plans.”

Although the Bucks are ranked #1 we don’t know how far they’ll go. But one thing fans can control is the surety of their ticket purchases. Ticket scams are easy to spot – by low prices on unbelievable seats, third-party sellers with no guarantees, or phony websites that look similar to legitimate sites.

Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin says “Go Bucks” and offers the following tips to make sure you’re getting what you pay for:

Tickets:                                  

  • Check out the official Milwaukee Bucks ticket information on their website: https://www.nba.com/bucks/tickets
  •  If you buy a ticket outside the event, remember there are usually no refunds or guarantees. Research the ticket site or seller to see if it provides any buyer protections, such as money-back guarantees if tickets are fake. Always read the fine print.
  • If you’re buying tickets online, ask for a picture of the tickets so you can confirm the tickets match the venue.
  • Be wary of ticket offers at extreme discount prices, these are most likely too good to be true.

Team Merchandise:

  • Buy directly from the team or league websites, official vendors at the stadium or other trusted stores. It’s okay to be skeptical of impostor brands. Sadly, they are out there waiting for events like this to prey on hopeful fans.
  • Watch out for unsolicited emails from pop-up Internet shops selling gear for your favorite squad. If you don’t wish to receive emails from a business in question, opt to unsubscribe from their list. Replying to emails like this will confirm you’re using a working address and will likely get you in regular rotation for their spam.
  • Beware of phony websites that appear to sell official team merchandise but are only after your credit card number.
  • Do your due diligence before clicking “buy now.” Confirm details like a promised delivery time and refund or return policies.

General Tips:

  • Before using an outside seller, check them out at bbb.org. Also, look for reviews from fellow consumers who have used the same site. Have they received any complaints for selling counterfeit or copycat items? Find accredited ticket brokers on BBB’s website.
  • Avoid using sites such as Craigslist, which offers no guarantees or seller identification.
  • Make sure the website is secure before you make a purchase online (look for the padlock and ‘https’ in the address bar).
  • Ask the seller where he or she is located and how to contact him or her after the sale. If the seller is evasive or provides fraudulent contact info, do not pursue the offer.
  • Never wire money or pay with a cashier’s check. There is no way of getting your money back with these options.
  • Always pay by credit card. Your credit card company may be able to help you obtain a refund if the offer is fake or the tickets are never received.
  • If you do come across a fraudulent business, share your experience. Write a BBB Customer Review or post your experience on BBB Scam Tracker and help other fans avoid the con.
  • Be careful when booking a hotel if you’re traveling to see a game. Ask for all details about the hotel, including address and confirmation number and call the hotel to verify that the room exists.
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Summerfest Announces Full Headliner Line-Up for 2019

Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce the 2019 headliner lineup. The 52nd edition of the festival, Summerfest 2019 will remain true its roots, offering something for every music fan from pop to hip-hop, country to EDM, and alternative to classic rock.

“For 11 days on 12 stages, Summerfest delivers on its reputation as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” offering a diverse lineup of artists to our fans on Milwaukee’s lakefront,” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “The completion of the first phase of the new American Family Insurance Amphitheater will make its debut this year during Summerfest, and, immediately after the festival, work will begin on the second phase of the construction project. The grand opening of the amphitheater will take place in June 2020, at which time $148 million will have been invested in Henry Maier Festival Park in the last 15 years. We are committed to remaining a top destination for music fans worldwide, as well as a driver of $186 million dollars of economic impact for the region,” he added.

Construction during the first phase of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater features improvements to the infrastructure and back-of-house areas, including the raising of a portion of the current roof from 36’ to 65’ feet, which was completed in early February, to accommodate the largest touring productions, in addition to the following: a removable stage and flat floor seating in front of the stage, 19 state-of-the-art dressing rooms, new production spaces, dining/catering facilities, nine loading docks, and six new high-definition LED walls throughout the venue.

Previously announced American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners include: Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson, June 26 • The Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Dawes, and Trapper Schoepp, June 27 • Jason Aldean with Kane Brown and Carly Pearce, June 28 • Bon Iver with Lord Huron and Julien Baker, June 29 • Zac Brown Band with Drake White, June 30 • Lionel Richie with Michael McDonald, July 2 • Jennifer Lopez, July 3 • The Killers with Death Cab for Cutie, July 5 • Billie Eilish, July 6 • Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and ScHoolboy Q, July 7.

Summerfest 2019 headliners on the festival stages include:

 

June 26

Walk The Moon

Foreigner?

Weathers

Voila

Chelsea Cutler

Quinn XCII

Hanson

Steve Aoki

Matt Hoyles

Judah & The Lion

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

Otis Taylor and the Psychedelic Banjo Posse

 

June 27

Lizzo

R&B Cadets

Dillon Carmichael

Neon Trees

Aaron Lee Tasjan

10,000 Maniacs

Foghat

Andrew W.K.

Gryffin

Elle King

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

X

Donna Missal

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Lanco

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

 

June 28

Brandi Carlile?

Collective Soul

Styx

T-Pain

The Beths

Flora Cash

Shaed

Sweet Crude

Cory Wong

Lovelytheband

The Lonely Island

Ggoolldd

 

June 29

Third Eye Blind

Chicago

Jimmy Eat World

Silent Planet

Silverstein

Jordan Davis

Ludacris

August Burns Red

Mitchell Tenpenny

 

June 30

Lake Street Dive

Los Lonely Boys

Brothers Osborne

3 Doors Down?

Reverend Horton Heat

Jimmie Allen

Ozomatli

Riley Green

Catfish & The Bottlemen

ADIA Victoria

Guided By Voices

The National

 

July 2

Young the Giant

Trap Manny

First Aid Kit

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Big Gigantic

Chaka Khan

Black Pumas

Coin

Chvrches

Frenship

The Allman Betts Band

 

July 3

Nora Collins

Brandy Clark

The Roots

Two Friends

Lindsay Ell

Switchfoot

Matoma

Soja

Loverboy

Hawthorne Heights

Carousel Kings

The Association

Royal Tusk

Taking Back Sunday

Trea Landon

Lauren Alaina

Yungblud

 

July 4

X Ambassadors

Hardy

Courtney Barnett

Christopher Randolph& the Family Band

Chase Rice

Tenille Arts

Chris Janson

Sublime with Rome

Vic Mensa

Common Kings

 

July 5

Cole Swindell

Daya

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Leonid & Friends

Max

Jesus Jones

Trea Landon

38 Special

The Spinners

Dashboard Confessional

Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Anna-Marie

The Head and the Heart

Oxymorrons

Matisyahu

 

July 6

Dark Star Orchestra

Chris Lane

The Suffers

DJ Keezy

DJ Abilities

Evidence

Dumpstaphunk

Dem Atlas

Semisonic

Nikki Jean

Sa-Roc

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Skillet

Brother Ali

Atmosphere

 

July 7

Jason Mraz

Juice

Sego

La Sonora Poncena

Dispatch

Dylan Scott

Dispatch

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Dates, times and stage locations as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ticket prices for Summerfest are as follows:

  • FOR A LIMITED TIME: The U.S. Cellular 11-Day Power Pass is available for $110 (only $10/day) includes admission for all 11 days
  • The U.S. Cellular 3-Day Pass is available for $57 and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival
  • General admission tickets are only $23
  • $15 for weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 p.m.).

To purchase tickets, see the full Summerfest lineup and festival information, visit https://summerfest.com

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Students graduate March 26 from CNA program

fv.JPGFelician Village held a graduation ceremony Tuesday, March 26 to celebrate the completion of the onsite Certified Nursing Assistant class for four students. The event included a special blessing, words of congratulations from Felician Village representatives, the presentation of the CNA certificates, and cake to celebrate the event. The students were encouraged to invite family and friends to share in the celebration. Completion of the class makes graduates eligible to take the CNA state exam.

Photo attached Front row (left to right): Mackenzie Lesjack, Stephanie Mulvaney, Elizabeth Neely and Sandra DeVore.

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Collin & Brad Return to Capitol Civic Centre

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the stage with their uproarious live improv show, The Scared Scriptless Tour, coming to the Baileigh Industrial Marquee Season at the Capitol Civic Centre on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.). Ticket prices start at $35 (plus tax and fees).

Known by TV audiences for their work on The CW Network’s Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin and Brad played to packed houses and amazed Capitol audiences in the past and will improvise new material from audience suggestions and participation when they play the Capitol on April 26. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin and Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! Audiences raved over Colin and Brad and have been asking Capitol staff to bring them back ever since. This is your chance to see them live, on stage!

Millions of fans are enjoying Colin Mochrie and guest star Brad Sherwood in the triumphant return of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ on The CW. The highly-rated series is more popular than ever and is now in its 14th season and has been renewed for its 15th season.

“A two hour laugh riot,” -Springfield Sun News, Springfield OH

“They had the audience in stitches from start to finish” -Deseret News, Salt Lake City UT

Learn more at colinandbradshow.com and purchase advance seats at cccshows.org or reserve by phone, 920-683-2184