Monday Business

Gislason & Hunter LLP welcomes 2 attorneys

MANKATO — Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to welcome Attorneys Zach Graham and Rhett Schwichtenberg, to the firm. Graham will work from the Mankato office and focus his practice on corporate law, finance and banking, employment and labor law and family law. Schwichtenberg will work ...

Allina Health|Aetna touts new partnership plans

NEW ULM — Tom Lindquist, CEO of the new Allina Health|Aetna Company, was in New Ulm Wednesday to introduce the new partnership to potential customers for the company’s plans. Allina Health|Aetna is the newest partnership for Aetna, which Lindquist said has similar partnerships in five ...

SouthPoint Financial Credit Union participating in statewide Day of Kindness

SLEEPY EYE — Today SouthPoint Financial Credit Union joins 45 other Minnesota credit unions and partners dedicating an estimated total of 12,224 volunteer hours in 80 Minnesota communities with an estimated impact on more than 334,830 people. Staff members from SouthPoint Financial Credit ...

Business & Professional

Preferred Insurance hires newest agent NEW ULM — Preferred Insurance in New Ulm announces it has hired its newest agent, Nick Metzker. Metzker recently moved to New Ulm from Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin with his wife Meghan and two children Jaxton and Quinn. He earned his bachelor’s degree ...

Berg named ‘Rising Star’ among attorneys

NEW ULM — Attorney Jeremy M. Berg of Blethen Berens has again been named a “Rising Star” Attorney by Super Lawyers magazine. Berg is a partner at the New Ulm office of Blethen Berens. He focuses his practice on the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, elderlaw, real ...

Wilkommen, Lamplighter

Submitted Photo The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped into Lamplighter Family Sports Bar & Grill, located at 214 N Minnesota, to welcome Herb Knutson as the new owner! Knutson also owns a campground near Isanti, and is working on building a bar near Long ...

Wilkommen, Chris Dalton

Submitted photo The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Chris Dalton, the new Assistant City Manager/Economic Development Director with the City of New Ulm. Dalton has been making the transition from California over the last few months. The move itself has ...

Hoffman joins Jensen

Jensen Motors has added Kerry Hoffman to its sales team. Hoffman has experience in the auto industry and the farming industry. She’s very active in the promotion of the importance of agriculture to the region.

Searles Bar & Grill has new addition

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Searles Bar & Grill to check out their new addition. This is the latest in updates and construction projects that Shirley Farasyn, who has owned the bar since 2002, has undertaken. They remodeled the ...

New director of Bridging Brown County

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ashley Aukes as the new director for Bridging Brown County. Bridging Brown County is a non-profit organization focused on strengthening Brown County by bridging relationships of understanding and communication ...

Nuvera congratulated on name change

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by Nuvera, formerly NU-Telecom, to congratulate them and learn more about their name change. The name change is meant to honor the company’s history in the communications business and its commitment to ...

Sarah Budenski earns CTFA

NEW ULM — Sarah Budenski, Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer, of the Wealth Management and Trust Division of Frandsen Bank & Trust, recently completed three years of trust schooling and successfully passed the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation exam – the ...

Darin Neet joins sales team at Design Home

NEW ULM — Darin Neet has joined the sales team at Design Home Center. Darin, his wife, and two children moved to New Ulm in 2005 from Zimmerman. He has done carpentry work for the past 25 years, from small remodel projects to complete new homes. Darin enjoys the outdoors and spending time ...

Jensen Motors adds Jim Skalicky

NEW ULM — Jensen Motors has added Jim Skalicky to its parts team. Skalicky moved to New Ulm from St. Peter two years ago. His career has been spent in the automotive parts industry.

Tauer graduates from Graduate School of Banking

LA SALLE — Scott Tauer, Vice President, Lending of Citizens Bank Minnesota, La Salle Branch, was awarded a diploma on August 10, at commencement exercises during the 74th annual session of the prestigious Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The school, ...

Schmidt’s Meat Market wins national honor

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — Schmidt’s Meat Market, Inc., Nicollet, won national recognition at the American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC), held July 19-21, in Kansas City, Missouri. This event is held in conjunction with the annual convention of the American Association of Meat Processors ...

New store director at Hy-Vee

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Hy-Vee grocery store to welcome Nick Fitch as the new store director. Nick and his wife are both from small towns and wanted their two girls to have that same experience. This is Nick’s first opportunity ...

Fafinski, Mark & Johnson add new associate in New Ulm

NEW ULM — Fafinski, Mark & Johnson, P.A., have added attorney Kate Graham as an associate in its Agriculture and Trusts & Estates practice groups. Graham will join the New Ulm Office where her practice will emphasize estate planning, farm succession planning, elder law, and ...

Furth honored by CIC

NEW ULM — A leading insurance professional organization recently recognized Thomas R. Furth, CIC, of Furth-Meile Insurance, New Ulm. for dedication and ongoing leadership in the insurance industry. The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) Furth for five years of successfully ...

Woodview Dental has new dentist

NEW ULM — Woodview Dental has a new dentist in town and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to welcome him. Kraig Schumm is the new dentist alongside Dr. Brownfield and Dr. Windschitl. Kraig is a graduate of St. Michael-Albertville High School, and ...

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