Monday Business

Ribbon cutting for Bank Midwest

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee recently held a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Beussman to officially celebrate the opening of the new Bank Midwest building and to thank Bank Midwest for their investment in the New Ulm community. The new building, located at 525 ...

Willkommen Committee meets 3M manager

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Denis Miling, the new Plant Manager at 3M in New Ulm. Denis has been with 3M for nearly 30 years. Originally from Michigan, he was a process engineer in New Ulm for seven years, and then ...

Willkommen Committee meets new Executive Director at Woodstone Senior Living

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by recently to meet the new Executive Director at Woodstone Senior Living. Dave Wahl began his new position in July. He had been a print supervisor in Sleepy Eye for the past 10 years and was looking for a ...

MBW Co. celebrates employee ownership month

NEW ULM — This October, MBW Company along with The ESOP Association and the employee ownership community, will be celebrating Employee Ownership Month, which is a tribute to the spirit of employee ownership. Employee Ownership Month is an opportunity for ESOP (employee stock ownership ...

Dental office has new name; Brownfield owner

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee recently visited the former offices of Kenneth Windschitl, DDS to acknowledge the name change to Woodview Dental and the new owner, Dr. John Brownfield, DDS. With Dr. Windschitl retiring, Dr. Brownfield is now the primary dentist and wanted a name change ...

New family medicine provider joins Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield

Christie Vogel, nurse practitioner, sees patients of all ages SPRINGFIELD, Minn. — Christie Vogel, nurse practitioner, is the newest member of the family medicine team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. As a family medicine provider, Vogel helps care for people of all ages with ...

SouthPoint Financial to take part in CU Forward Day

SLEEPY EYE — SouthPoint Financial Credit Union will participate in the first annual CU Forward Day on Oct. 9. CU Forward Day, formerly known as Plus It Forward, is a statewide day of Minnesota’s credit unions spreading kindness in the communities they serve. The day is held annually on ...

Tax firms announce merger

MADELIA — Kelsey Osborne, LLC, the tax, accounting, and financial services firm located in Madelia, announced its merger with the tax and accounting firm of S.E. Olson & Associates, Ltd. located in St. James. The merger will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The combined expertise will ...

Willkommen Committee welcomes funeral director Blake Stiernagle

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home to welcome their newest funeral director Blake Stiernagle. Blake is an Albert Lea native and moved to New Ulm recently with his wife Holly and their young son Calvin. ...

Crystal Altmann joins office of Ameriprise in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Ameriprise office announces that Crystal Altmann has joined its New Ulm Team consisting of five team members with an extended team of 25 advisors and licensed staff in 6 locations. As the Client Service Manager, Altmann assists in business processing, maintaining the client ...

Willkommen Rachel Smith

The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee recently stopped at chamber member Amerprise Financial Services to welcome new advisor Rachel Smith. Smith is originally from Wisconsin and came to New Ulm as a student at Martin Luther College. After she graduated from MLC, she worked ...

Lung cancer screening: Early detection saves lives

NEW ULM — Although lung cancer is not the most common cancer, it remains the most deadly cancer in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people die from lung cancer each year in the United States than from any other cancer. This is true for ...

Worksite wellness networking, training event to focus on gratitude

NEW ULM — Thanksgiving is the time of year when we focus on giving thanks, with many of us sharing gratitude with friends and family. But when is the last time you thanked your employees? Your coworkers? Your boss? New Ulm-area employers are invited to attend this networking and training ...

Hoffmann certified to market Medicare products

NEW ULM — James W. Hoffmann, LUTCF, has passed his certification requirements to market Medicare products for 2018. His office is located at 317 N. Minnesota St., New Ulm.

Ahrens has certified staff member for detecting radon

NEW ULM — Ahrens Heating & Air Conditioning now has a certified staff member for detecting and mitigating radon. HVAC technician Seth Cordes earned two certificates, one in mitigation and one in detection, after 50 hours of classes at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. “Come ...

New director at First Choice Pregnancy Services

NEW ULM — Darcy Lund is the new director at First Choice Pregnancy Services, and the Willkommen Committee recently stopped by to congratulate her and learn more about this organization. First Choice Pregnancy Services, located at 1223 S Broadway St, is a private non-profit that provides free ...

Business & Professional

New staff at United Way of Brown County NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee met at the Brown County United Way offices to welcome new staff members, Abigail Schwab and Sarah Lee. Schwab is a New Ulm native and has loved working in Social Services. She became the full time director for ...

Semblance closes at month’s end

NEW ULM — Five years after opening in New Ulm, women’s wear boutique Semblance is closing its doors. Owner Bobbi Barron is joining New Ulm native Emma Olson at Minneapolis sustainable fashion boutique, Hazel  & Rose as a full-time business partner. Hazel    & Rose was founded ...

New Ulm will have shoe store

NEW ULM — New Ulm will once again have a dedicated shoe store, with the arrival of Shoe Sensations in October. The new shoe store will be located at the Supercenter square at 1704 Westridge Road near Walmart. Shoe Sensations, Inc. is a privately held corporation in Jeffersonville, Indiana, ...

SouthPoint Financial opening Hutchinson branch

HUTCHINSON — SouthPoint Financial Credit Union will open its doors in Hutchinson on August 28, 2017. Located at 1250 Highway 15 South, the branch will be the newest of six locations in south central Minnesota and the first in McLeod County. “We expanded our field of membership from 7 to ...

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