Welcome New Members March 2017
4902 N Biltmore Lane
madison WI 53718
2110 Luanne Lane
Madison WI 53713
March Visits: Thursday, March 9th
Payroll Solutions - 1000 Lothe St
Barr House - 100 W Main
PARK BANK HONORED WITH FINANCIAL LITERACY AWARD
Governor Walker Presents Awards to 15 Organizations and Businesses in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — Park Bank is honored to be one of 15 individuals, businesses and organizations to
receive the 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. In a recent ceremony at the Wisconsin State
Capitol, Governor Scott Walker applauded the winners for efforts to promote financial literacy in
schools, the workplace, and in communities throughout the state.
“Personal financial literacy is a life-long skill that helps the citizens of Wisconsin achieve their dreams,
expand their opportunities, and ensure financial security for themselves and their families,” Governor
Walker said. “These recipients demonstrate strong commitment to strengthening financial literacy and
have had a tremendous impact on their communities. Our sincere thanks for your efforts, and we look
forward to seeing all you accomplish in the coming years to help move Wisconsin forward.”
“At Park Bank, we want to make sure that we are helping our youth and our community by providing a
foundation for understanding financial literacy including how saving and spending money impacts their
future. It’s about preparing people to make financially responsible decisions,” said Park Bank President/CEO
James Hegenbarth. Valuable topics taught included taxes and insurance, financing higher education, credit
and borrowing, savings, and investing in conjunction with the teacher and an online, interactive web-based
program. In addition, Park Bank employees also donated their time to various organizations including Junior
Achievement, serving as financial coaches for families at Habitat for Humanity, Teach Children to Save
events, high school financial literacy projects, serving on the Wisconsin Banker’s Association’s Financial
Literacy advisory board, and teaching financial literacy seminars at the Urban League, Black Woman’s
Leadership Conference, and the Black Women’s Wellness Day.
Stark Company Realtors
Since 1908, Stark Company Realtors has had a rich heritage, respected family name and a record of success. Our founder believed "a community isn't built one house at a time, but rather one handshake at a time." We still believe that. We continue to hire those who desire to positively change their lives and the lives of others.
Marie “Buzz” Hetzer – Stark Coach for 27 years – leads our Sun Prairie team at 1625 West Main Street.
143 Goodyear St. Sun Prairie
Our business has had a long history in the City of Sun Prairie. In 1968, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company purchased this facility to make Automotive hose. In 2007 it was sold, as part of the Goodyear Engineered Products Division, to Carlyle Corporation and became Veyance Technologies Inc. In 2015, Continental ContiTech purchased Veyance Technologies and we became ContiTech.
Throughout our history here, we have added various automotive products to the line and now produce Hydraulic Brake hose, Air Conditioning hose, Transmission Oil Cooler hose and Marine fuel hose. We sell hose to various customers that couple the hose and supply assemblies to a final customer. These final customers encompass many industries, primarily those that involve a vehicle that moves. The largest segment is Global major automotive manufacturers such as GM, Ford, FCA, Nissan, and Toyota to name a few. We also sell hose to other industries such as Heavy Truck Manufacturers, Agriculture and Farm products, Construction, Bus, Specialty vehicles as well as Military vehicles. We have “sister” plants that produce many of these same hoses in Europe and Asia. Collectively with all our plants, we are the World’s largest manufacturer of Air Conditioning hoses for vehicles. We are proud to be a supporter of the City of Sun Prairie!
Interior Design Firm gets an ACE in the hole!
Simply Stated Interiors Earns Achievement in Consumer Excellence Designation
(Sun Prairie, WI) – Simply Stated Interiors, a local residential interior design/build firm, has been
awarded the NARI Achievement in Consumer Excellence (ACE) Award for 2016.
The concept of the ACE Awards program is to:
Create additional awareness of NARI members, through the implementation of a client
driven award system.
Create a recognition program for NARI vendors and suppliers in recognition of their
providing exemplary service and support.
Provide a mechanism to provide client feedback on NARI members based on the following
o Quality of Work
Of the company’s recent achievement, Simply Stated Interiors owner Maria Kovach said, “I could not be
more proud to receive this award for a second year in a row. I work incredibly hard to create amazing
spaces for my clients. I treat every project as if it were being done in my own home because I want my
clients to have type of experience that I would want to have. Their response to that experience is the
reason that I have received this award.”
About Simply Stated Interiors; Maria Kovach, owner of Simply Stated Interiors,
started her business 2007. Her firm specializes in residential interior design and
full-scale remodeling services. Maria is an award winning designer and a military
veteran. She is an active member of the Madison Chapter of the National
Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), current President of the National
Kitchen & Bath Association Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Chapter (NKBA) and the
Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce.