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Monday Business

Ristuccia welcomed as director of ISD 88 Foundation

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm area Chamber of Commerce recently welcome Joanie Ristuccia as the new Director of the ISD 88 Foundation. After growing up in the Minneapolis area Joanie then moved to Washington. After settling down in Washington as a paralegal she decided to ...

Blethen Berens adds Gunderson

Blethen Berens has added Paul Gunderson to its legal team. Paul concentrates his practice in the areas of general civil litigation, agricultural and business law, criminal defense, insurance defense, alongside general practice. A native of southern Minnesota, Paul and his family reside in New ...

The Great North Broker Council for Century 21 honors offices, agents

NEW ULM — The Great North Broker Council for Century 21 honors their offices and agents. C21 Red Shoe Realty finished 5th in Minnesota along with four of its agents finishing in the top 20 in sales for 2019. Century 21 Red Shoe Realty sales include residential and commercial for New Ulm, ...

First-time entrepreneurs get free business advice

NEW ULM — First-time entrepreneurs were able to receive free business consulting during a special consulting cafe hosted at the Public Library, Saturday. Through a partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), South Central Region the city is able to host the development ...

Mathiowetz part of award winning highway project

MANKATO — Blue Earth County received the 2019 Project of the Year Award from the Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA) for its County State Aid Highway (CSAH 1) reconstruction project. Ryan Thilges, Blue Earth County Engineer, his staff and project partners were recognized at the ...

Tech unlimited remodeled

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently congratulated owner Chad Aukes on his remodel of Tech Unlimited and celebrated with a ribbon cutting. Tech Unlimited has been at 1326 South Broadway for about a year and a half now. The walls received fresh paint and ...

New leader at New Ulm Area Foundation

The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen committee had the pleasure of meeting the new Executive Director John Illikman of the New Ulm Area Foundation. John started his new position at the New Ulm Area Foundation on November 1st after retiring from 3M on July 1st. He has lived in New Ulm ...

Mike Furth joins Furth-Meile Insurance

NEW ULM — Furth-Meile Insurance announces that Mike Furth has joined the agency. Furth-Meile Insurance, located at 26 South Broadway, is a full service agency handling all lines of insurance. Mike resides in New Ulm, along with his wife Tamara and their four children.

New scholarship offered for graphic design

NEW ULM — A new scholarship opportunity for graphic designers is available from Horejsi Graphics. A $1,000 scholarship is available for the top vinyl wrap design for a South Central College Ag Center simulation trailer. Horejsi Graphics owner Randy Horejsi said the contest is open to ...

Top agents at New Ulm Real Estate

NEW ULM- Lisa Besemer, Stephanie Meyer and Kim Hanson of New Ulm Real Estate, were named the top 3 selling agents, in the New Ulm Area, once again, for 2019. They had the highest total sales in the New Ulm area which includes residential listings and sales combined- Sleepy Eye sales not ...

Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Canada and Mexico, approved Thursday by the Senate, could help restore some auto production in the United ...

SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins. ...

Ten complete leadership programs at Citizens

NEW ULM — Citizens Bank Minnesota is pleased to announce that ten staff members have completed the Citizens Leadership Program. The program, which includes Citizens Leadership Academy and Citizens Leadership Course, was developed to grow leadership skills as well as develop personal and ...

Two welcomed at Bank Midwest

NEW ULM The Willkommen Committee of The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new team members at Bank Midwest. Brooke Ortmann is the new Deposit Sales Manager and supports both Iowa and Minnesota locations. Brooke had previously worked at Bank Midwest in New Ulm for eight years. She ...

Nuvera recognized for Women in Corporate Leadership

NEW ULM — Nuvera was recently placed on the Honor Roll for the 2019 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership by St. Catherine University. The Honor Roll is an elite group of Minnesota companies that have 20 percent or more gender diversity in their executive ranks and on their board ...

Hoffmann Counseling Services opens on South Broadway

NEW ULM — Hoffmann Counseling Services, a comprehensive mental health clinic for families, children and adults, opened Sept. 16 at 1227 S. Broadway. Staff includes Clinical Supervisor and New Ulm native Lindsay Boettger, MA, LPCC. A 2004 New Ulm High School graduate, she worked at St. ...

Mark Denn promoted to President/ CEO of Citizens Bank Minnesota

NEW ULM — Citizens Bank Minnesota is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Denn to President/Chief Executive Officer. Denn joined Citizens, La Salle Branch, in 2000 as the Branch Manager. He is a 1987 graduate of Madelia High School, a 1992 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris ...

New Windings building at 15 Somsen St.

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped to visit the new Windings building at 15 Somsen St. Windings has purchased the building that used to house Elkay, and has remodeled and expanded it by adding over 10,000 square feet. Heather Braimbridge-Cox, Chief ...

Sleepy Eye Medical Center gets obstetrics award

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye Medical Center was named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics Friday. The Women’s Choice Award signifies Sleepy Eye Medical Center is in the top 17% of 4,982 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics. Methodology by America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics ...

Pederson completes CCNA certification

NEW ULM — Tanner Pederson, an IT Field Service Technician with Nuvera, recently completed his Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification. Nuvera’s team of experts provide businesses with custom solutions and comprehensive IT plans to stay on track with ever-changing technology. ...