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Monday Business

AMPI cheesemakers earn champion title

Dairy farmer-owned co-op’s Parmesan tops national contest NEW ULM — The cheesemakers of Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) are bringing home the Chairman’s Trophy following the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Championship Cheese Contest. A hand-crafted Parmesan made at ...

Lamplighter, Kaiserhoff win first place in local contest

NEW ULM — Lamplighter Restaurant and Lounge, Russell Davis' choice for first place, and Veigel's Kaiserhoff, the People's Choice for first place, won the bar crawl and cocktail competition hosted by celebrity bartender Russell Davis on Nov. 9. Davis ranked B&L Bar in second place and ...

New leaders at Jefferson Elementary

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Jefferson Elementary School to welcome Julie Hull, Principal, and Jonathan Schwaegerl, Assistant Principal. Julie was previously the Assistant Principal before being promoted to this new role. She was ...

Puhlmann Lumber & Design remodel space

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Willkommen Committee of the Chamber of Commerce recently visited Puhlmann Lumber & Design to check out their remodeled space. Their business started in 1926 as just one of five lumber yards in New Ulm. The focus of their remodeling was to demonstrate design ...

Local Edward Jones branch team participates in advanced training

NEW ULM — Mike Benz, a financial advisor with the financial services firm Edward Jones in New Ulm, and Branch Office Administrator Paula Wenninger recently attended an invitation-only training opportunity at the firm's St. Louis headquarters. The two-day Custom Forum is offered to fewer ...

Pre-shopping opener concert at State Street Theater

NEW ULM — Broadway hits to suit anyone’s taste will be the focal point of State Street Theater’s pre-shopping opener launch on Friday, Nov. 1, starting with a social hour at 6 p.m. The concert will feature Broadway hits like “Cabaret,” “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outa My ...

New Ulm Real Estate adds Henle

NEW ULM — New Ulm Real Estate has added Chayla Henle to its team. Chayla, her husband Michael (a New Ulm native) and their daughter Quinn recently settled in New Ulm. Henle has a business background including management of large apartment communities in and around the Twin Cities. She has ...

Sleepy Eye Coffee Co. opens in renovated PIX Theater

SLEEPY EYE — Downtown Main Street is often lit up these days by Sleepy Eye Coffee Co. which recently opened for business in the former PIX theater building. Theater marquee lights can be seen for blocks in the business advertised as having a big-city vibe and small-town charm. Serving ...

Big ideas scoped out

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Big Ideas to check out their new space at 9 N. Minnesota St. and to find out more about what Big Ideas is all about. It is co-owned by Mary Ann Christensen and Rebecca Fliszar. It is a non-profit organization for ...

United Prairie celebrates

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently helped United Prairie Bank celebrate 100 years of banking. The New Ulm location originated as Klossner State Bank in 1919. The United Prairie Bank organization was born in 1973 when former President, Jim Sneer, bought ...

Jackie Goblirsch receives Paraoptometric of Year Award

MINNEAPOLIS — Jackie Goblirsch was named Paraoptometric of the Year by the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) at its annual Fall Meeting recently. She is a paraoptometric with Madelia Optometric and was nominated by Dr. Viktoria Davis, owner of Madelia Eye Care. She joined Madelia Eye ...

New spa in New Ulm

NEW ULM — A new type of spa experience has floated into New Ulm, which gives users an immersive therapeutic experience. The spa is called “Calm Lake Float” and is run by Virginia Suker-Moldan out of her home. Calm Lake Float allows users to experience a floatation pod by appointment. ...

AMPI dairy products are North America’s best

Cheese, butter, powdered whey awarded first place at World Dairy Expo contest NEW ULM — Cheese, butter and powdered whey made in dairy farmer-owned Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) manufacturing plants are North America’s best, according to judges at the World Dairy Expo ...

MBW celebrates Employee Ownership Month

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

Osterberg is new face of scouting SW Minnesota

MANKATO — The Twin Valley Council of Scouts BASA announces the hiring of Alex Osterberg as the District Executive for the Western Prairie District of the Twin Valley Council. Osterberg will serve communities in the counties of Watonwan, Cottonwood, Brown, Redwood, Sibley, and parts of ...

Chamber committee welcomes new Nuvera CEO

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Nuvera to welcome new CEO Glenn Zerbe. Glenn is happy to be a part of such a great company. He thinks Nuvera has a great process and appreciates how they think about not only just their customers but also ...

Committee meets First Choice Pregnancy director

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently visited First Choice Pregnancy Services to welcome Sarah Gillis, the new director. An ultrasound nurse of 8 years, she also was a director for 22 years at a Minneapolis location. Sarah was also previously a ...

The Society of CIC honors 30-year member Doug Bode

NEW ULM — The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) recently recognized Doug Bode, CIC of Preferred Insurance, New Ulm, with a certificate honoring his 30 years of participation in advanced education. Doug earned the designation through a series of rigorous examinations and has ...

Jim Gertsen is Windings’ new director of quality

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently made a visit to Windings to welcome Jim Gertsen, the new director of quality. No stranger to this position, Jim has worked with quality for 35 years. It is his job to implement operational excellence, and ...

UK’s Johnson denies any wrongdoing in ties with US tech exec

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied wrongdoing Sunday over his links to an American businesswoman who allegedly received money and favorable treatment because of their friendship during his time as mayor of London. Asked during a BBC ...