Monday Business

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The Board of Directors of the Brown County Rural Electric Association, left to right, Jim Mickelson, Attorney Bob Hinnenthal, Bill Berg, Allen Hanson, Jim Hanson, Greg Mages, Joel Christensen, Reuben Kokesch, CEO Mike Heidemann, Brad Sprenger, retiring General Manager Wade Hensel and Tom Hayes.

Brown County REA observes 80 years

NEW ULM — Brown County Rural Electrical Association (REA) hosted about 470 members, spouses, employees and guests at the New Ulm Civic Center on April 6, for the cooperative’s 80th annual meeting. A total of 232 members registered for the meeting. Pastor Josh Doughty of United Methodist ...

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Rick Peterreins has been named the NAPA/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year for 2017.

New Ulm resident wins national award from NAPA

NEW ULM — Rick Peterreins has been named the NAPA/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year for 2017, a national award given to an individual that demonstrates superior knowledge and best business practices every day. Peterreins, who works at the NAPA Auto & Truck Parts store in New Ulm, ...

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Mike Wise takes sales position at Thriveon

NEW ULM — Mike Wise is the new sales executive at Thriveon. “I get to go out and learn about companies and what they do, and offer them a partnership that ultimately feels and operates like their own IT department,” said Wise. “What I often hear is – this sounds good but can you ...

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New staff at Brown County Historical Society NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society has a new director and a new programs development officer, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by recently to welcome them. Marnie Leist is the new director. ...

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Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes holds 88th Annual Meeting NEW ULM — Over 430 members attended the 88th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes & Cremation Services on Tuesday, March 28, at the New Ulm Civic Center. Accountant Ken Vonderharr gave the financial report to ...

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Three New Physicians at NUMC NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by the New Ulm Medical Center recently to welcome new physicians Dr. Brian Lovig, Dr. Anas Khanfar and Dr. Victoria Wang. Dr. Lovig was born in raised in Mantorville, where ...

Thriveon is one of 100 Best Companies to Work For

NEW ULM — Thriveon made the Minnesota Business Magazine’s list of Minnesota’s 100 Best Companies To Work For in 2017. The award recognizes Minnesota’s top companies as determined by the attitudes of employees on work environment, benefits and overall happiness at work. ...

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From left, Linda Neigebauer, Alliance Bank; Erin True, Casey’s; Brian Serbus, SouthPoint Financial Credit Union

New manager at Casey’s welcomed

NEW ULM — Willkommen to Erin True, new manager at Casey’s General Store at 314 20th S. St. True started Feb. 1 as the new manager and is looking forward to building a strong New Ulm team of employees. True has experience in grocery retail and manufacturing and is loving the gas station / ...

Applebee’s part of St. Patrick’s Day fundraising program

NEW ULM — Applebee’s locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin are participating a St. Patrick’s Day fundraising program. Customers are invited to visit Applebee’s for the opportunity to purchase MDA Shamrock pinups for $1, $5, or a larger donation. Each Shamrock is signed by the customer ...

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Fluegge attains certified appraiser licensure NEW ULM — Jeremy Fluegge of Upper Midwest Management has attained certified general real property appraiser licensure. Fluegge specializes in the appraisal of agricultural land, livestock facilities, grain sites, chattel and land in transition ...

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New general manager at MVFH Eric Warmka is the new general manager at Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to congratulate him, and to welcome new funeral director Dan Baltramonas. Eric, originally from Wells, has ...

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Paul receives accredited portfolio management advisor designation NEW ULM — Dennis Paul, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in New Ulm, recently received the Accredited Portfolio Management AdvisorSM (APMA®) designation from the College of Financial Planning. Individuals ...

Madelia Fire Department receives pet oxygen mask kits

MADELIA — First Responders with the Madelia Fire Department are now some of the best-equipped in the nation to save a pet’s life. That’s because Invisible Fence Brand Southern Minnesota has donated five pet oxygen mask kits to the department. St. James Veterinary Clinic provided ...

In the photo are: Randy Schroeder, Frandsen Bank & Trust; Dennis Geisenhof, Cash Wise Foods; Pam Kitzberger, Oak Hills Living Center.

New Cash Wise manager welcomed

NEW ULM — Dennis Geisenhof has been named the new store director at Cash Wise Foods, and the Willkommen Committee stopped by recently to congratulate him. Geisenhof is not new to the New Ulm store. He has been the assistant store director since 1989. Born and raised in Little Falls, ...

Lisa Besemer and Stephanie Meyer

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New Ulm’s top agents in 2016 NEW ULM — Lisa Besemer and Stephanie Meyer of New Ulm Real Estate were named as the top two selling agents in the New Ulm area for 2016, according to the Southern Minnesota Board of Realtors Association. They had a combined total of 120 sales. This is the ...

The Willkommen Committee stopped in at Route 1 Interiors to welcome design assistant Cathy Forsythe. Owner Kari Linbo needed an extra staff person for the showroom beyond the intern she has during summer and winter breaks. Forsythe started in September and is the first person you see when you walk in. She was born and raised in New Ulm and worked in the salon industry for 10 years. She has a passion for design and has an eye for putting things together. Route 1 specializes in kitchens remodels and new construction. They have been in business since 2011 and this is the fourth year at their location on 101 South Minnesota. In the photo are: Randy Schroeder, Frandsen Bank & Trust; Cat Forsythe and Kari Linbo, Route 1 Interiors; and Pam Kitzberger, Oak Hills Living Center.

New design assistant at Route 1 Interiors

Submitted photo The Willkommen Committee stopped in at Route 1 Interiors to welcome design assistant Cathy Forsythe. Owner Kari Linbo needed an extra staff person for the showroom beyond the intern she has during summer and winter breaks. Forsythe started in September and is the first ...

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Fairfax Sweet Spot Bake Shop owner Tina Castillo, left, and her husband Robert Meyer stand behind the counter of the new business that opened last month downtown. Business hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Fairfax bakery has new owner

FAIRFAX — The bakery at 127 S.E. 1st St., on East Main Street in downtown Fairfax, has a new owner and is open for business five days a week. With help from her husband Robert Meyer of Apple Valley, Tina Castillo, formerly of St. Paul, opened the bakery Dec. 6. The business offers a variety ...

Pals

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Gislason & Hunter LLP announces new partner, Kaitlin Pals NEW ULM — Gislason & Hunter LLP announce that Kaitlin Pals from the New Ulm office has been named partner. Pals’ practice focuses on assisting clients with tax and estate planning and business succession ...

SouthPoint Financial to bring services to Hutchinson

SLEEPY EYE — SouthPoint Financial Credit Union will open a new branch location in Hutchinson in the fall of 2017. Located at 1250 Highway 15 South, this will be the sixth full service location for SouthPoint Financial. This newest branch will provide transaction services, checking, money ...

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In this photo are Kim Hanson, New Ulm Real Estate, Katie Frederickson and Nancy Frederickson, The Bookkeeping Center, and Jan DeLeo, Sid’s Signs On Broadway.

Willkommen Committee visits The Bookkeeping Center

NEW ULM — The Bookkeeping Center, a home-based business since 2002, recently moved to 700 N. Broadway St., Suite 3, due to recent growth and expansion, and the Willkommen Committee stopped by to see the new offices. Owned by Nancy Frederickson, The Bookkeeping Center provides accounting, ...

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