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Northwoods' Client Port Milwaukee Wins National Award for Excellence in Communications

Port Milwaukee's Website Noted as Key to Recognition

(July 17, 2019) – Northwoods is proud to congratulate Port Milwaukee for earning the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) 2019 Overall Award of Communications Excellence. AAPA represents 130 leading seaports in the Western Hemisphere and is recognized as the “unified voice of seaports in the Americas.” Port Milwaukee was one of just three port authorities across the country to be honored with this award.

Port Milwaukee's new website, redesigned by Northwoods, launched in April 2019.

Adam Schlicht, Director of Port Milwaukee, says the organization's new website was a key factor in receiving the AAPA award.

“I firmly believe in the capacity and significance of collaborative, professional networks," Schlicht says. "The work of Port Milwaukee – and of the Port's ability to reach domestic and international customers and audiences – is strengthened because of the expertise, passion, and hard work of the many people who directly and indirectly support its economic mission. The success of the Port’s web modernization project is a fully realized example of that vital partnership."

"We're absolutely thrilled that Port Milwaukee has been honored nationally for its outstanding communications work," says Patrick Bieser, President and Founder of Northwoods. "Port Milwaukee is constantly striving for better ways to effectively serve its tenants and customers worldwide, and part of that is a dedication to continuous improvement of its digital presence. We are thrilled to have played a part in the Port's achievement of this well-deserved honor." 

Visit Port Milwaukee's website to learn more.

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Northwoods Web Solutions was founded in 1997 and specializes in digital strategy, website design and development, custom software development, data privacy and security, WCAG 2.1 compliance and digital marketing consulting and services. Today, we have more than 800 clients around the globe, from non-profit organizations to industrial manufacturers. If you would like more information, please contact Jim Brophy, Group Director, Digital, at 414-914-9123 or email at

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