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Monday Business

VanRoekel named Board Chair of United Prairie

MANKATO — Former Taylor Corporation and Davisco executive, Melanie VanRoekel, took the helm of United Prairie Bank’s board of directors on February 26th when she was elected board chair for the $632 million southern Minnesota financial services provider. VanRoekel is assuming board ...

Willkommen visit to Lind House

NEW ULM — Kathy Covington recently moved out of her position on the Lind House Board to the role of the Executive Director of the Lind House. The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped in to congratulate her. Kathy is a New Ulm native. She has also been the ...

Willkommen visit to St. Paul’s School

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently visited St. Paul’s Lutheran School to check out their remodel and expansion. The project began in April and finishing touches were completed just weeks ago. The classrooms were completely overhauled and ...

Brandy Schwartz welcomed at EON (MBW)

Brandy Schwartz is now the Human Resources Manager at the EON (Employee Ownership Network), also known as MBW Company, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped to congratulate her. Originally from Ham Lake, Brandy studied at MSU Mankato in Spanish & ...

US gas prices steady at $2.53 per gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline remained steady at $2.53 per gallon over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price at the pump averages 9 cents higher than it was a year ago. The ...

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 ...