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Monday Business

Laney Lu’s Boutique wins 2019 Boutique of the Year

REDWOOD FALLS — After more than 340,000 votes were cast, Laney Lu’s Boutique of Redwood Falls was recently named Storefront 2019 Boutique of the Year by shoppers. The Boutique Awards is the only global recognition event for independent boutique retail owners in the fashion industry, ...

Pioneer Bank named a Top Three Extraordinary Bank

MINNEAPOLIS – Pioneer Bank, with eight locations in southern Minnesota, was named among the top three extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™. Pioneer Bank was recognized with the Institute’s Overall Excellence Banky™ Award for exemplary ...

Marzinske is Treasure Haus manager

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Darci Marzinske to her new position as the store manager of Treasure Haus. Originally from Taylors Falls, she's lived in Courtland for the last 5 years and loves being a part of New Ulm. She was previously a ...

New principal at Cathedral High School

Students, parents, and faculty of New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will be seeing a familiar face in a new position, as Paul Hazuka takes the helm as Principal of Cathedral High School this fall. Paul Hazuka originally grew up in the Twin Cities area, attending Benilde St. Margaret High School ...

Val Goetz joins Citizens Agency

Citizens Bank Minnesota would like to introduce Val Goetz as the newest insurance agent at Citizens Agency. Goetz has a B.S. Degree from South Dakota University with an emphasis on Business Economics. Val has 12 years’ experience in the insurance industry with an emphasis on personal lines, ...

Project Lunchbox launched by United Way

United Way of the Brown County Area has a new program, Project Lunchbox, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to learn more. Executive Director Lori Pickell-Stangel said planning for this new weekend food program began 1.5 years ago. Weekend food ...

Murphy to manage Shoe Sensations

The newest friendly face you'll see when shopping at Shoe Sensation is Meghan Murphy's. Murphy took over as Store Manager in New Ulm about two months ago. Meghan has moved around Minnesota throughout her life but eventually found her way to the New Ulm area as her husband is from Gibbon. She ...

New Ulm Medical Center Clinic welcomes two new OB/GYNs

NEW ULM — New Ulm Medical Center Clinic is proud to welcome two new obstetrics and gynecology specialists, Ashleigh Swearingen, MD, and Keary Johnson, MD, to its staff. Dr. Swearingen is particularly interested in management of adolescent exams, infertility, pregnancy complications, ...

Willkommen Gag House

Submitted photo New changes are coming to the old Wanda Gag House. Lana Hoffmann took over as House Manager earlier this summer and is looking to revitalize the historic landmark. Lana is a New Ulm native who, as a child, loved Wanda Gag and her famed children's book, "Millions of Cats". ...

Willkommen Green Mill

Submitted photo The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at the Green Mill to welcome new General Manager, Tina Scharnberg and new Dining Room Manager, Brian Cook. Tina comes to the Green Mill from the metro area, where she's spent the last 12 years in food ...

Willkommen Main Jiang

Submitted photo Fu Chen and his wife have operated Main Jiang House out of the same building for 20 years. This July, they moved their family-owned restaurant to a newer, larger space at 1702 Westridge Road #32, the location of the former Grand Moon Buffet. During this transition, they ...

Schultz is Probation Executive of the Year

NEW ULM — The National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE) awarded Les P. Schultz the Probation Executive of the Year for 2019, in a ceremony Aug. 17. Schultz earned the group’s oldest and most prestigious award for his involvement as Treasurer and other positions within the ...

Sabatino gets certified insurance counselor designation

NEW ULM — The designation of certified insurance counselor (CIC) has been conferred on Ashton Sabatino, Commercial Lines Specialist of Furth-Meile Insurance in New Ulm, following her successful completion of a rigorous insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified ...

New car wash features LED lights

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce visited the Holiday Gas Station at 1201 Westridge Road to check out their new car wash, the Soft Gloss Maxx 5. This brand new car wash is now soft touch with multiple brushes and no longer touchless. Holiday employee Jordy Veit ...

Matt Evers Joins Citizens Agency

Citizens Bank Minnesota would like to introduce Matt Evers as the newest insurance agent at Citizens Agency. Evers is a graduate of St. Cloud Technical College with a degree in Sales and Management. Matt has been licensed in Property & Casualty since 2007 and brings 12 years of insurance ...

Romasiewicz joins Lola’s

NEW ULM — Lola - An American Bistro has been a downtown hotspot in New Ulm for years and now Joe Romasiewicz is joining the team as a managing partner. Joe has big plans for the restaurant and catering service including involvement to Lola’s food truck. The food truck ventures off to ...

MN Comfort offers in-home health care services for clients

SLEEPY EYE — As Minnesota’s population of residents aged 65 or older continues to grow, a new comprehensive healthcare provider based out of Sleepy Eye seeks to offer in-home care services to those not ready to move into a nursing home. MN Comfort In-Home Care Services co-owners Leann and ...

Business & Professional

Curry retires from Frandsen Bank NEW ULM — Kathy Curry, Assistant Vice President of the Wealth Management & Trust Division of Frandsen Bank & Trust has announced her retirement after 34 years of service. Curry started with the State Bond and Mortgage Company in 1985 before ...

Lee Knauff is new manager at Runnings in New Ulm

NEW ULM — Lee Knauf is the new General Manager at Runnings, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to welcome him. Knauff began earlier this summer and has been fitting right in. His duties at Runnings include delegating between the departments and ...

Changes note at Beth Nelson Insurance

NEW ULM — New changes are underway for insurance agent Beth Nelson, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to learn more. Her agency, Beth Nelson Insurance Agency has recently gone national and became one of 22 branch offices. This new ranking comes ...