Monday Business

New general manager at radio station

NEW ULM — Bruce McKirdy is the new general manager of Radio Mankato, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce met with him to congratulate him. They also wanted to learn more about the format change for 100.5 FM. Bruce has been in radio for 35 years. He knew he ...

Dealership becomes Weelborg Chevrolet

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by Weelborg Chevrolet to congratulate them on the name change. Brett Weelborg became sole owner of the company last summer when Ron Kohls retired. The two had been in partnership since 1995 and ...

Recent remodeling at Turner Hall

NEW ULM — Turner Hall has recently remodeled the bar in the downstairs Heritage Room, and the Willkommen Committee stopped by to see it. The labor for this project was provided by volunteers of Turner Hall and the funds were donated by a Turner group, the Sunday Sinners, who host seasonal ...

New business handcrafts wood furniture

NEW ULM — Cala Complementary Woodwork, 718 N. Broadway St., is a small family-run business offering handcrafted wood furniture. Owners Harold Enamorado, carpenter, and wife Jayme, marketing manager, said they hope to build a business that will remind people that furniture can be more ...

The Grand remodeling showcased

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce visited the The Grand Center for Arts & Culture to check out their recent remodeling of the third-floor apartment and the basement area. Anne Makepeace, The Grand’s executive director, said the building was ...

Reinarts welcomed at Bank Midwest

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped at Bank Midwest to welcome Randy Reinarts as senior agriculture and commercial lender. A Sleepy Eye native, Reinarts earned his education at Mankato State University, working part time for UPS as he ...

X-Treme Clean adds 360 touchless wash

Has two touchless, four self washes NEW ULM — X-Treme Clean Car & Pet Wash, 1411 S. Broadway, added another PDQ LaserWash 360 touchless vehicle wash system in February. The business owned by Jason Kuester of New Ulm now has two touchless wash systems and four self vehicle hand wash ...

Thoen makes Forbes list

NEW ULM — Gregory Thoen, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, co-founder and Private Wealth Advisor with Wealth Management Solutions, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial in New Ulm, was named to the list of “Best-in-State Financial Advisors” published by Forbes magazine. The list ...

Scholtz joins Citizens as ag lending officer

NEW ULM — Citizens Bank Minnesota is pleased to announce that Laura Scholtz has joined the Citizens team as an ag lending officer at the La Salle Branch. Scholtz is a graduate of University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and Applied Economics. ...

Harren joins museum staff

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at the Brown County Historical Society to welcome Ryan Harren as the museum’s new curator! A 2011 graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato with a master’s degree in history, Ryan is from Rice, MN, and has ...

Dalton new owner of H&R Block

Kelly Dalton is the new owner of H&R Block in New Ulm, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by the offices at 1610 S Broadway to congratulate her! Kelly is not new to H&R Block. She worked there for 16 years before recently purchasing ...

United Prairie celebrates 100 years

MANKATO — United Prairie is celebrating 100 years of business in 2019. The original bank charter of what is now known as United Prairie Bank, started in the year 1919. United Prairie Bank is a family-owned, banking company headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota. The organization serves clients ...

Lori Opitz recognized by American Family Insurance

MADISON, Wis. — Lori Opitz doing business as Lori J Mickelson Agency,) an American Family Insurance agency owner in (New Ulm, MN), has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “An ...

Beacon receives SGIA safety award

FAIRFAX, Va. — The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) of Fairfax, Virginia, has recognized Beacon and other member companies for their safety efforts throughout 2018. Companies receiving the award completed a number of self-inspection and verification processes that helped improve ...

Three named top-selling agents

NEW ULM — Lisa Besemer, Stephanie Meyer and Kim Hanson of New Ulm Real Estate, were named as the top 3 selling agents in the New Ulm Area for 2018, based on information from the REALTOR Association of Southern MN MLS, for the period 1/1/18 through 12/31/18. They had the highest total sales in ...

Gag Sheet Metal, Inc., named to Circle of Champions

NEW ULM – Gag Sheet Metal, Inc. (GSM) was recognized for its commitment to excellence with a spot in the coveted 2019 Circle of Champions by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems, a leading supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, is a part of Carrier, a leading ...

Beacon receives SGIA Safety Recognition Award

NEW ULM — The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) out of Fairfax, Virginia, has recognized Beacon Promotions of New Ulm and other member companies for their safety efforts throughout 2018. Companies receiving the award completed a number of self-inspection and verification ...

Dr. Corinne Jordan to offer surgical services at NUMC

NEW ULM — Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center welcomed Dr. Corinne Jordan who will offer surgical services to patients at the hospital. Dr. Jordan is a board certified surgeon who specializes in general surgery and breast surgery. Dr. Jordan will also offer her services at Sleepy Eye ...

Seifert joins law firm Fafinski Mark & Johnson

NEW ULM — Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A. (FMJ) announced that attorney James Seifert (Jim) has joined the commercial law firm as a Shareholder in its General Corporate & Business and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. Seifert was previously Executive Vice President, General ...