Monday Business


Besemer achieves national designation

NEW ULM — Minnesota REALTOR® Lisa Besemer was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. In completing the required curriculum, Lisa Besemer, of New Ulm Real Estate, joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry from ...

In the photo are: Chad Aukes, Tech Unlimited; Lori Kollmann, Oak Hills Living Center; Kathleen Backer, Brown County Historical Society; and Brian Serbus, SouthPoint Financial Credit Union.

Backer is new museum director

NEW ULM — The Chamber’s Willkommen Committee welcomed Kathleen Backer as the new executive director at the Brown County Historical Society. Kathleen feels back at home as she started her career at BCHS in 1981. She moved to Illinois for a few years, but came back. She worked at ...

Katie Nosbush, United Prairie Bank; Linda Neigebauer, Alliance Bank & Trust; Anne Makepeace, The Grand Center for Arts & Culture; and Amy Pearson, Thrivent Financial.

New director welcomed at The Grand

NEW ULM — To get an update and see the changes at The Grand Center for Arts & Culture, the Willkommen Committee visited the Center and officially welcomed their new director, Anne Makepeace. Anne shared her family’s history of involvement with the building and how it became a ...

Friese Joins Stifel

Friese joins Stifel Financial Corp.

NEW ULM – Stifel Financial Corp. announces that Steven Friese has joined the New Ulm, Private Client Group office of its broker-dealer subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, as a Financial Advisor. Friese holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, along with life, ...

Jeff Amundson

Bank Midwest Welcomes Insurance Agent Jeff Amundson

NEW ULM — Insurance Agent Jeff Amundson has joined Bank Midwest and will serve New Ulm as well as the Martin County area. Amundson attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri majoring in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Business Administration. He has spent the ...

In the photo are (l-r): Margaret Louters, Bookkeeping Center; Randy Schroeder, Frandsen Bank & Trust; Nancy Frederickson, Bookkeeping Center; Jessica Jani, Bank Midwest; Katie Wersal and Susan Wendt, Bookkeeping Center; Samantha Domeier, Your Ideal Weight Loss Center.

The Bookkeeping Center visited

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee welcomed The Bookkeeping Center to their new location at 1600 North Broadway. This is the 3rd location for the business which started out in the home of owner Nancy Frederickson in 2002. Daughter Katie Wersal joined The Bookkeeping Center in 2012. They ...

Jan DeLeo, Sid’s Signs on Broadway; Pastors Phil Schenk and Paul Burr, Grace Community Church; Sandy Scheibel, KNUJ

Grace Community Church at new location

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen committee welcomed Grace Community Church to their new office location at 518 Center Street, Suite A. Pastor Phil Schenck has been in New Ulm since early 2011. Pastor Paul Burr moved here in 2016. The former church office was on ...

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Subway on South Broadway owner Amanda Marks, left, and store manager Eric Wendt stand near the new touch screen where drivers can order via touch screen or talk with an employee.

Broadway Subway opens drive-thru

NEW ULM — Broadway Subway opened new drive-thru equipment at its 1404 S. Broadway location Nov. 8. “We’re really excited about it. It’s much more convenient for our customers. They can touch the screen like using an iPhone or talk to an employee,” said store owner Amanda Marks. ...

Windings celebrates employee ownership

NEW ULM — October was National Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Month. To celebrate, Windings, which is 100 percent employee-owned, had a variety of events to celebrate being employee owners. Some events included special breakfasts, a Halloween costume contest, cookie decorating, a lunch ...

Des Moines Register, Star Tribune are top workplaces

Spirit Lake, Iowa — Bank Midwest has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the states of Iowa and Minnesota by The Des Moines Register and the Star Tribune. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and ...

Valley Prp Landsteiner

Landsteiner reaches $1 million sales

NEW ULM — Valley Properties announces thate real estate agent Delaney Landsteiner has reached the Million Dollar Sales status her first year. Delaney Landsteiner started as an agent with Valley Properties in October 2016. She specializes in working with buyers and sellers of residential homes.



Century 21 agents attend Top Producer Retreat NEW ULM — Lisa Larson and Joyce Krenz, agents at Century 21 Koeckeritz attended Century 21 Top Producer retreat Oct. 14-16th at Atlantis Resort, Nassau Bahamas. As invitees, Lisa and Joyce attended learning seminars, and events featuring new ...

Welcome, Jemison

Welcome, Jemison

Submitted photo Troy Jemison is the new Director of Operations at Firmenich, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce recently welcomes him to town and learn more about his position. Jemison and his wife Freida moved to New Ulm from Grand Island Neb., where Troy had ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch

Horejsi Graphics owner Randy Horejsi stands in front of a wall graphic in his new location at 311 N. Minnesota St. The business specializes in vinyl graphics, paint protection and signs.

Horejsi Graphics moves downtown

NEW ULM — Randy Horejsi (“Horsh”) said he’s been interested in signs and graphics since he was a small child. On top of that, he was born in a racing family. “I used to build model cars and cut out the graphics by hand,” Horejsi said. “My dad Jim (of Redwood Falls) has been ...

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In the photo are: (back row) Beth Nelson, Beth Nelson Insurance Agency; Amy Pearson, Thrivent Financial; (front row) Donna Lambrecht, United Way of Brown County; Vicki McCauley and David Crinklaw, Deutsche Strasse B&B.

New owners at Deutsche Strasse B&B

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee met the new owners at Deutsche Strasse Bed & Breakfast, to congratulate them and to welcome them to New Ulm. Vicki McCauley and David Crinklaw purchased the B&B from Gary and Ramona Sonnenberg, who operated it for the past 20 years. Vicki and ...

Braam gets state award

NEW ULM — Dan Braam was awarded the 2017 Conrad Rettmer Commissioner Award at the Minnesota NAHRO Annual Conference in Duluth on Sept. 28. Braam, who works at Alliance Bank, has been involved in promoting New Ulm and affordable housing and community development for more than 15 years. ...

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Howk joins Jensen

NEW ULM — Jensen Buick GMC Cadillac welcomed Andrew Howk to its team. Andrew joined the Parts Department in September. He’s a New Ulm Public High School graduate. After high school he spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He joins the team after being a shop foreman, ASE ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

From left, Eric Spies, Scott Dreckman and Seth Dreckman stand with the 2016 Distinguished Dealer Award, outside the store.

JP Plumbing and Heating receives distinguished dealer award

NEW ULM — Early this month JP Plumbing and Heating received the 2016 distinguished dealer award from Terra-Therm, Inc. Terra-Therm is a leader in geothermal heating and cooling systems. Each year they recognize ten dealers for outstanding sales; excellent customer satisfaction, technical ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center has a new large animal veterinarian, Kenny Deutz.

New large animal vet in New Ulm

NEW ULM — New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center has a new large animal veterinarian, Kenny Deutz. Deutz is a recent graduate of the Veterinary School at the University of Minnesota, but he is originally from the Marshall area. He grew up on a family farm around every kind of farm animal. ...

New accountant at Karla Havemeier, Ltd.

NEW ULM — The CPA firm of Karla Havemeier, Ltd., announced the addition of Stephanie Trosen to their accounting staff. Stephanie will work in both the firm’s New Ulm and Winthrop offices. After spending 16.5 years in IT at Hutchinson Technology, Inc. (HTI), Stephanie decided to ...

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