Monday Business

Spurgin is new Thrivent advisor

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by Thrivent Financial at 108 S. Minnesota St. to welcome new advisor Dinah Spurgin. Dinah talked to the group about how when she was first approached about joining the Thrivent team, she wasn’t interested. ...

New professionals at CliftonLarsonAllen

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee recently stopped by CliftonLarsonAllen to welcome three new accountants and to congratulate Evy Olson on becoming a principal at the firm. The new accountants are Lexi Platz, Courtney Ryberg, and Nick Simon. Lexi is a Lafayette native and went to ...

New hearing care professional at Connect Hearing

NEW ULM — The WIllkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by to meet Tim Melby, hearing care professional at Connect Hearing. Tim has been with Connect Hearing for 15 months. He had previously operated a mortgage company before deciding to get into the ...

New manager at Kwik Trip

NEW ULM — Jeremy Carter is the new manager at Kwik Trip, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by to meet him and welcome him to New Ulm. Jeremy is originally from Spencer, Iowa, and moved to Mankato 13 years ago. He worked in restaurants, ...

Jerry Balbach joins Community Advisory Board of Bank Midwest New Ulm

NEW ULM — Jerry Balbach, currently serving as President of MVTL, has been named to the Community Advisory Board of Bank Midwest in New Ulm. A graduate of NUACS, Balbach also attended Bemidji State University. The past 39 years he has spent working at MVTL. Balbach has served on a number of ...

United Prairie Bank in New Ulm gains mortgage banker

NEW ULM — United Prairie Bank in New Ulm is pleased to announce Amanda Jensen has joined their lending team as a mortgage banker. Jensen has prior experience as a mortgage loan officer and a real estate agent. Jensen is active with Network New Ulm and Junior Achievement. She lives in New ...

Mathiowetz Construction Company welcomes two new team members

SLEEPY EYE — Mathiowetz Construction Company welcomes two new team members to its office staff. Nichole Schroepfer accepted a position as a human resource generalist. Kristin Blume is the new accounts payable/ receptionist. They started in January and bring their energy and enthusiasm to ...

SouthPoint Financial Credit Union recognized for strategy, member service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Callahan & Associates has recognized SouthPoint Financial Credit Union for its efforts to build sustainability and relevance in its south-central Minnesota market. SouthPoint Financial is featured in Callahan’s quarterly series “Anatomy Of A Credit Union,” which ...

New Oakwood pastor welcomed

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by Oakwood Church to welcome their new pastor. Pastor Jason Mehring moved to New Ulm in July with his family, which includes his wife Kiana, their 18-month twin boys, and a baby girl on the way. ...

Navigating Tax Reform: Here’s What You Need to Know

NEW ULM — CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP is offering a free seminar on the new tax reform bill. Join CLA’s tax team for a breakdown and analysis of tax reform and how it could affect you and your business. CLA will provide an overview of individual and business tax provisions that are ...

New vet welcomed at Regional Veterinary Center

NEW ULM — Dr. Kenny Deutz is a new veterinarian at the New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to welcome him. Kenny is a Marshall native. He grew up on a dairy and beef cattle farm. He graduated from the U of M in ...

Northwestern Mutual has new owner

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by the Northwestern Mutual offices at 422 Center St. to meet new owner Derek Skovbroten. Derek is taking over the practice from Marv Augustin. Derek began his practice in Mankato, but wanted to ...

Quick Lane at Chuck Spaeth Ford has new manager

NEW ULM — Quick Lane at Chuck Spaeth Ford has a new manager, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to meet her. Shannon Mosenden started working at Quick Lane in August and has quite a bit of experience. She served as a diesel mechanic in the ...

Quiring receives accredited portfolio management advisor designation

NEW ULM – Mila Quiring, 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 who hold the APMA designation have completed a course of study ...

Amundson welcomed as new insurance agent

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee recently stopped at Bank Midwest to welcome Jeff Amundson as a new insurance agent. He has been with Bank Midwest for just over a month. Jeff’s previous position was at Thrivent Financial and prior to that he was a personal trainer. At Bank ...

Regional Director for Small Business Development Center greeted

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee recently greeted Mike Hahn, the new Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center in Mankato. SBDC is a member of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. Mike brings years of community and economic development experience to his position. ...

Kissner receives dental association recognition

NEW ULM — Mary J. Kissner, CDA, LDA, FADAA, of New Ulm, is the recipient of an American Dental Assistants Association Fellows Award. Kissner has been involved in dentistry for 34 years and has been employed for over 30 years by New Ulm Dental Clinic. A member of ADAA since 1984, Kissner ...

New manager at Wallgreens

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee welcomed Jeffrey Smith as the new manager at Walgreens. Jeff grew up in St. James and is a 2006 graduate of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School. He is an only child, his parents are still in St. James and he has relatives in the area. He went on to ...

Horace Man names Waloch exclusive agent

NEW ULM — Horace Mann announces the appointment of new exclusive agent Denny Waloch. Waloch joined the company in September and operates the Denny Waloch Agency in New Ulm. Waloch serves educators in 20 public schools in south central Minnesota, offering auto, home and life insurance and ...

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 ...

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