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Monday Business

Nuvera is Number Eight in Top 15 List

NEW ULM — Nuvera was recently ranked number eight in the list of Minnesota’s Largest Telecom and Internet Service Providers. The list is ranked by Minnesota employees as of Jan. 1 and released by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Nuvera also ranked number eight in last year’s list.

Local businesses invited to participate in annual poker walk

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce and Ameriprise Financial, with promotional support from the Heart of New Ulm, have again teamed up to promote health and wellness in sponsoring the poker walk event this spring, and are inviting local businesses to participate. Organizers are ...

Hoffman promoted to branch manager

NEW ULM — Citizens Bank Minnesota, Lafayette Branch, announced that Colin Hoffman has been promoted to branch nanager. Hoffman joined Citizens as an intern in the summer of 2018. He shadowed every department in the bank. In 2019, he accepted a position as a client service representative in ...

Blethen Berens acquiring Nierengarten & Hippert

NEW ULM — Blethen Berens, located in Mankato and New Ulm, announces the acquisition of Nierengarten & Hippert, Ltd. of New Ulm. Nierengarten & Hippert, Ltd., attorney Roger Hippert will be joining Blethen Berens effective April 1, 2021. Roger practices primarily in the areas of real ...

SouthPoint recognized for outstanding marketing

SLEEPY EYE — SouthPoint Financial Credit Union is a recipient of five Minnesota Credit Union Network Marketing Awards. Winners were honored at a virtual event FEB. 18. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts in the areas of branding, community impact and outreach, digital ...

Bank Midwest earns 2021 Top Workplaces USA award

Bank Midwest has announced it has earned the 2021 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces. “Receiving the Top Workplaces USA award is an honor and we were thrilled to learn of the ...

United Prairie Bank provides financial literacy resources to local students

COTTONWOOD — United Prairie Bank is bringing financial literacy education to over 2,280 students and residents in Cottonwood and several other surrounding counties. Students at 23 schools and the surrounding community will now have free access to Banzai, an award-winning online program and ...

Koozie Group acquires HotLine Products

SLEEPY EYE — Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has announced the completion of the acquisition of HotLine Products. HotLine Products is well-known in the promotional products industry for their wide selection of calendars including appointment, ...

GSM named to Circle of Champions

NEW ULM – Gag Sheet Metal of New Ulm was recognized for its commitment to excellence with a spot in the coveted 2021 Circle of Champions by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems, a leading supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, and a part of Carrier, a leading ...

Wise to retire

LAFAYETTE — After 44 years, Bob Wise, Vice President of Citizens Bank Minnesota, Lafayette Branch, will retire on April 2. Wise joined Citizens, Lafayette Branch, in December 1992 as a V.P./Branch Manager. Prior to that he worked at Citizens State Bank of Lafayette, starting in November ...

New Ulm Real Estate recognized for sales

NEW ULM — New Ulm Real Estate is the #1 Home Seller 13 years running. This team includes the top two selling agents in the New Ulm area, Lisa Besemer and Kim Hanson. This information is based from the REALTOR Association of Southern MN MLS, for the period of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. They ...

Nuvera recognized for Women in Corporate Leadership

NEW ULM — Nuvera was recently placed on the Honor Roll for the 2020 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 ...

Neubauer receives International Lifetime Achievement Award

NEW ULM — The National Mastitis Council (NMC) recently recognized Dr. Gary Neubauer of New Ulm with the Award of Excellence for Lifetime Contribution to Milk Quality (Mastitis Prevention and Control). This award recognizes an NMC member who has provided sustained contributions to mastitis ...

Business & Professional

Sunde, Olson, Kircher and Zender law firm adds attorney ST. JAMES — The law firm of Sunde, Olson, Kircher and Zender announces that Margaret K. Koberoski has joined the firm. Koberoski’s firm, Koberoski Law, LLC, will merge with Sunde, Olson, Kircher and Zender, P.L.C. The firm will ...

Brandon Reinarts promoted

NEW ULM — Brandon Reinarts has been promoted to Vice President - Mortgage/Business Banker at Frandsen Bank & Trust in New Ulm. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with an Architecture major and Business Management minor. Brandon joined Frandsen Bank & Trust in 2007, ...

Citizens Bank Minnesota announces promotions

NEW ULM — Citizens Bank Minnesota announces the following promotions: Maria Anderson, Vice President, Mortgage Lender Maria Anderson joined Citizens in 1986 as a Loan Processor. She was promoted to a Mortgage Lender in June of 2006 and most recently became the manager of the New Ulm Loan ...

Dr. Sarah Dryden to Head ER at MCHC

MADELIA — The Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC) announced that they have hired Dr. Sarah Dryden as the Full-time Medical Director of the Emergency Department and Madelia Ambulance Service. In addition to her other duties, she will be educating staff on the care of trauma ...