Business of the Month - 2016 Recipients
Family Promise of Washington County Facebook
For over seven years, Family Promise of Washington County has provided emergency housing solutions to women and families within the county. The organization was built on the belief that everyone deserves a chance and a brighter future.
Family Promise exists solely from the generosity of the community. With the support of over 25 congregations, local volunteers and donations, Family Promise is able to provide 5,100 nights of shelter and 15,300 meals annually to homeless children and their families.
Their location at 724 Elm Street has eight apartments for families moving out of shelter and a day center for families living in the shelter program. The shelter program provides a nightly meal and bed at a host congregation and access to the day center with showers, laundry and case management.
There are many ways to support the organization. Financial contributions and donations of personal hygiene items, paper supplies and cleaning products are always appreciated. Individuals may also volunteer with local host congregations and help make a meal or stay overnight.
Family Promise of Washington County is part of a national organization with over 200 affiliates across the county. If you are someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, call 262.353.9304.
Savoring Thyme, located in Downtown West Bend, is your gift store for all occasions! Stop for a minute, stay for an hour…
At Savoring Thyme, you will find everything from garden products, seasonal selections and home décor, to gourmet food, clothing and accessories. You are sure to find the perfect treasure with the store’s extensive collection of hand selected gifts!
Savoring Thyme opened in May 2007 and is proud to be a locally owned business. They host an Open House with the change of each season to showcase their new beautiful décor. Savoring Thyme will also ship products if you can't make it into the store to shop.
248 North Main Street
For over a decade, Discount Ramps has been providing superior products at affordable prices to hardworking industry professionals, powersport enthusiasts, caretakers, families and individuals across the country. As Discount Ramps continues to grow, they are turning attention to branching out internationally, with the recent launch of a Canadian ecommerce website. They pride themselves on providing cost-effective products to improve each customer’s quality of life and get the job done efficiently.
Discount Ramps offer a wide selection of products and seven exclusive brands for nearly all aspects life.
Apex: Efficiently carry bikes, extra equipment and work gear across town or country.
Black Widow: Safely transport and easily maintain motorcycles.
Silver Spring: Premium wheelchair and scooter ramps, lifts, carriers and accessories to make maneuvering over daily obstacles simple and hassle-free.
Lucky Dog: Keep your furry companion safe and comfortable with Lucky Dog pet products.
Black Ice: Maintain, transport and store snowmobiles with high-quality loading ramps, ski guides, lifts and covers.
Guardian: Keep crews protected and job sites accident free with Guardian Industrial Products.
Kill Shot: Gear up for a successful hunting season with affordable, high-quality hunting equipment, including game carts, hoists, blinds, shooting benches, meat processing equipment and more.
Five years ago, Dunn Bros Coffee opened its doors in West Bend. They pride themselves on being a locally owned and operated business that gives back to the community. Dunn Brothers strives to provide an exceptional product and service at a competitive price in a welcoming environment.
Dunn Brothers gives back to the community in numerous ways. They participate in events such as Stuff the Bus and provide many donations to area fundraising activities. The walls in Dunn Brothers are also lined with displays by local artists, which are available for purchase.
The coffee beans at Dunn Brothers are single origin and freshly roasted on site right in the store. Roasting in small batches assures a fresher, richer flavor and aroma. One thing Dunn Brothers is known for its Infinite Black™ cold-brewed coffee, which is steeped with fresh-roasted beans for 24 hours, delivering more buzz per cup, unprecedented smoothness and 60% less acid than hot brewed coffee.
In addition to individually handcrafted drinks, Dunn Brothers offers fresh baked breakfast items, paninis and soup. Their location features a convenient drive-thru and free Wi-Fi access. They also have a coffee bar with fresh roasted bags of coffee beans for purchase.
The West Bend Dunn Brothers is part of a franchise that was started in 1987 by two brothers, Ed and Dan Dunn, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital was founded in 1930 by local doctors, community leaders and the Sisters of the Divine Savior. They are currently located at 3200 Pleasant Valley Road and are a full-service hospital for residents of West Bend, Washington County and the surrounding area.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital is true to their mission of providing personalized, trusted care for patients and their families. They specialize in birthing services, cancer care, 24-hour emergency care, orthopedics, surgical services and women’s health.
In July 2012, they opened the doors to the St. Joseph Hospital Kraemer Cancer Center. The 21,000 square-foot facility is staffed by Medical College of Wisconsin physicians who specialize in treating specific types of cancer. The center provides comprehensive cancer care, featuring state-of-the-art chemotherapy and radiation therapy services, highly specialized treatments, expanded patient and supportive services, and a wellness center.
St. Joseph’s Hospital is also part of the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin’s health network, which includes Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls and more than 25 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics.
3200 Pleasant Valley Road
Pedal Moraine Cyle and Fitness Website Facebook
Pedal Moraine Cycle and Fitness celebrates 25 years in West Bend this year. Their full service bicycle, skateboard and fitness shop is dedicated to providing quality products and detailed service.
At Pedal Moraine, cycling is more than a hobby-- it’s a passion and way of life. Customers can rest assured that their mechanics have the background to expertly adjust and refine any bike, be it a professional racer or a Sunday cruiser. Their professional sales staff is also equipped with all the tools necessary to outfit riders with what they need to create the ultimate cycling experience.
Pedal Moraine strives for excellence and takes pride in providing the best knowledge and technical support to cyclists in West Bend and the surrounding area. Visit Pedal Moraine to share your love of cycling, and see how they can help you with your biking needs.
J L Business Interiors, Inc. has been in West Bend since 1994, providing high-quality products and full service resources to clients looking for creative solutions to their office interior needs.
The company was founded by Jeff and Karen Lambie in their family basement, and after six short months they were ready to move the business downtown West Bend. J L Business Interiors, Inc. continues to grow and now offers one of the largest displays of commercial furnishings in the state at their location at 515 Schoenhaar Drive. The 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse and 8,000 sq. ft. showroom gives customers the ability to see, feel and touch the products during the selection process.
J L Business Interiors, Inc. has a library of office interior resources that includes a vast selection of ergonomic and aesthetic products at price to suit any business. They carry a large variety of new office furniture from high-quality manufacturers such as Global, Evolve, Inscape and Office Furniture Distributors. They also offer quality pre-owned office furniture at a lower cost. In 2009, Jeff and Karen Lambie expanded into products for healthcare facilities through a new Integrated Healthcare Products division.
J L Business Interiors, Inc. has earned a reputation for giving back to the community through involvement in numerous service, civic and charitable organizations. They are also committed to protecting the environment and offer many green alternatives and furniture recycling.
Johnson School Bus Website Facebook
Aaron W. Johnson founded Johnson School Bus Service in August 1942 when he converted a milk truck and two logging trucks into West Bend's first school buses. Today Johnson Bus has 11 terminal locations serving 14 school districts in southeastern Wisconsin. A total of 500 part-time and 50 full-time employees operate and maintain a fleet of 500 vehicles.
Now, in its third generation of family leadership, Johnson Bus is one of the largest family owned and operated school bus companies in Wisconsin. The goal of Johnson Bus is to provide the safest, most efficient service possible. The key to their longevity and success is in forming a partnership with the schools and parents they serve, providing expert assistance to help them make the difficult decisions that face educational systems. This is accomplished by providing trained, responsive staff, well-maintained equipment, the newest technology, and underscoring the Johnson Bus belief in the motto that “Safety Is No Accident.”
Albrecht Free Clinic of Washington County Website Facebook Blog
Albrecht Free Clinic, “A Place to Come and Get Healthy”
The Albrecht Free Clinic was named after its founder, Dr. James E. Albrecht, a local physician from Jackson, nicknamed “Doc”. "Doc" practiced medicine in Washington County throughout his entire career. Following retirement, Doc realized a life-long dream and founded the clinic in 1996 to ensure continuation of health care for Washington County residents.
Many professional volunteers join a small staff of paid medical employees in providing care for those in need of assistance. A volunteer Board of Directors oversees the operations. Albrecht Free Clinic functions solely on grants, foundations, clubs/organizations, churches, community groups, health care providers and individual donations. They receive no government funding.
The Albrecht Free Clinic is an independent operation that does not duplicate the services of any other county agencies, nor does it administer TB testing, flu shots, school physicals or immunizations.
The Albrecht Free Clinic provides free medical care to uninsured and underinsured residents of Washington County, Wisconsin. Approximately, 60% of their patients are chronically ill while the other 40% visited them for acute care issues. Anyone in the clinic service area with insufficient funds to follow traditional healthcare channels or does not possess health insurance coverage is encouraged to seek quality medical treatment at the licensed Albrecht Free Clinic.
In 2015, they provided care to 625 individuals with approximately 1270 clinical visits.
In the past twelve months, over 130 individuals have donated their time and effort to make this free clinic a reality. Albrecht’s healthcare providers, nurses, and volunteers donate their time and expertise in order to successfully improve the quality of life and health for their patients. Without their commitment and the gracious generosity from supporting community partners, Washington County residents may not have anywhere else to go to receive adequate healthcare.
Albrecht Free Clinic provides two walk in clinics a week. Dental services began on March 1st and appointments can be made for those with chronic medical conditions and dental care needs.
Tochi Restaurant Website Facebook Twitter
Tochi restaurant, previously located in Shorewood, opened its doors in West Bend in November 2015 and introduced a new cuisine to the area, Japanese ramen.
Owner and Chef Gregg Des Rosier, a West Bend native, does not just serve ramen, he serve punk rock ramen. Tochi’s new space features artwork, music and architecture to go along with Chef Gregg’s punk rock approach. The menu items follow the basic rules of ramen, but add a twist to make them unique to Tochi. Popular items include TOCHI ramen with miso broth, pork belly, crispy pork, green onion and spicy miso deviled egg; Wisconsin ramen with miso mustard broth, brat, caramelized onions, pickle relish and dehydrated kraut; and grass-fed beef mazeman ramen with shoyu broth, grilled flank steak, pickled shiitakes, green onion, fried egg and smoked bone marrow butter. The menu also includes many udon and rice dishes and appetizers.
Extra Mile Snow Plowing Website
For over 15 years, Extra Mile Snow Plowing LLC has provided exceptional snow and ice management services in the West Bend area. They offer Milwaukee sized service in your home town. They are focused on keeping their customers happy, adapting to meet the needs of new customers, providing for their employees and bettering the community.
Extra Mile Snow Plowing LLC provides snow and ice removal for a range of customers, from large industrial parking lots to schools, hospitals, strip malls, condominiums, apartments and homeowner associations. Extra Mile Snow Plowing has also partnered with a local roofing company to provide in-house professional roof raking, along with ice removal and ice damming services.
Extra Mile Snow Plowing LLC prides itself on exceeding customer expectations. Their goal is to provide the highest quality and most timely snow removal. Their highly skilled operators provide a cleaner and safer surface, minimizing the chance for slip/fall incidents. With over 20 loaders and trucks just in West Bend, Extra Mile Snow Plowing LLC is always close by.
The team at Extra Mile Snow Plowing LLC is also active in the community, and they give back where they can. This includes volunteer work in the parks, serving through Washington County Habitat for Humanity, sponsoring area little league teams and much more.
At the Kettle Moraine YMCA, four core values—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—are at the root of every decision. They are passionate about strengthening the foundations of community and working together to make a change. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. They make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Kettle Moraine YMCA got its start in an empty office in downtown West Bend. Programs were initially held throughout the community, with swimming lessons taught in back yard pools and the Holiday Inn, and youth sports programs held at local schools. It wasn't until nine years later that there was an actual YMCA building. Now, over 45 years later, programming takes place in three facilities, four child care sites and numerous community schools. With facilities throughout Washington and Ozaukee counties, the Kettle Moraine YMCA has the presence and partnerships to make an impact and deliver positive change.