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Monday Business

Sabatino gets certified insurance counselor designation

NEW ULM — The designation of certified insurance counselor (CIC) has been conferred on Ashton Sabatino, Commercial Lines Specialist of Furth-Meile Insurance in New Ulm, following her successful completion of a rigorous insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified ...

New car wash features LED lights

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce visited the Holiday Gas Station at 1201 Westridge Road to check out their new car wash, the Soft Gloss Maxx 5. This brand new car wash is now soft touch with multiple brushes and no longer touchless. Holiday employee Jordy Veit ...

Matt Evers Joins Citizens Agency

Citizens Bank Minnesota would like to introduce Matt Evers as the newest insurance agent at Citizens Agency. Evers is a graduate of St. Cloud Technical College with a degree in Sales and Management. Matt has been licensed in Property & Casualty since 2007 and brings 12 years of insurance ...

Romasiewicz joins Lola’s

NEW ULM — Lola - An American Bistro has been a downtown hotspot in New Ulm for years and now Joe Romasiewicz is joining the team as a managing partner. Joe has big plans for the restaurant and catering service including involvement to Lola’s food truck. The food truck ventures off to ...

MN Comfort offers in-home health care services for clients

SLEEPY EYE — As Minnesota’s population of residents aged 65 or older continues to grow, a new comprehensive healthcare provider based out of Sleepy Eye seeks to offer in-home care services to those not ready to move into a nursing home. MN Comfort In-Home Care Services co-owners Leann and ...

Business & Professional

Curry retires from Frandsen Bank NEW ULM — Kathy Curry, Assistant Vice President of the Wealth Management & Trust Division of Frandsen Bank & Trust has announced her retirement after 34 years of service. Curry started with the State Bond and Mortgage Company in 1985 before ...

Lee Knauff is new manager at Runnings in New Ulm

NEW ULM — Lee Knauf is the new General Manager at Runnings, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to welcome him. Knauff began earlier this summer and has been fitting right in. His duties at Runnings include delegating between the departments and ...

Changes note at Beth Nelson Insurance

NEW ULM — New changes are underway for insurance agent Beth Nelson, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to learn more. Her agency, Beth Nelson Insurance Agency has recently gone national and became one of 22 branch offices. This new ranking comes ...

Business & Professional

NUMC adds family medicine nurse practitioner NEW ULM — New Ulm Medical Center announces that Michelle Evans, APRN, CNP, has joined the New Ulm Medical Center Clinic staff as a family practice provider. She will see patients in the Walk-in (Urgent Care) clinic. Evans is an Advanced Practice ...

Grace Rubischko named to MBA’s Pioneer Club

EDEN PRAIRIE – The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently inducted Grace Rubischko, Minnwest Bank, Gibbon, into its Pioneer Club during its Annual Summit and 130th Annual Meeting at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, Minneapolis. The Pioneer Club honors bankers who have been in ...

Wilkommen, Phil Scriver

Submitted photo The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped out at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School recently to welcome Phil Scriver as the new Director of Mission Advancement. Scriver was born in New Ulm but grew up in Wisconsin. He returned to New Ulm after ...

Budenski promoted to Vice President at Frandsen Bank & Trust

NEW ULM — Sarah Budenski has been promoted to Vice President & Trust Officer of the Wealth Management and Trust Division of Frandsen Bank & Trust. In her role, Budenski works directly with the department’s trust and investment clients as well as with prospective clients, local ...

Jim Hoffmann retiring after 60 years with Principal Mutual

NEW ULM — Jim Hoffmann looks like he could continue selling insurance for another 10 years or so, but after 60 years with Principal Insurance, Hoffmann has decided it’s time to retire. His retirement is official today, July 1. Hoffmann has sold his Blue Cross/Blue Shield business to ...

Willkommen Andrew Supina

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Andrew Supina, the new Plant Manager at 3M. A Stillwater High School graduate who then graduated from Iowa State, Supina began his work with 3M right after college. He has held different jobs within the 3M Company for the ...

Willkommen Anytime Fitness

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce visited Anytime Fitness to welcome the new gym manager, Jewel Forstner. Forstner has been a member for over 4 years. Describing herself as a “gym rat”, Jewel explained how she’s started running more over the last few years ...

Tara Schwartz attains Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)

NEW ULM — Tara M. Schwartz of the Furth-Meile Insurance Agency has attained the designation of CISR-Certified Insurance Service Representative. By earning and maintaining the CISR designation, she has demonstrated professional competence through a series of rigorous written examinations ...

Arizona fire highlights challenges for energy storage

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest electric company installed massive batteries near neighborhoods with a large number of solar panels, hoping to capture some of the energy from the afternoon sun to use after dark. Arizona Public Service has been an early adopter of battery storage technology ...

Americana Community Bank announces retirement, promotions

SLEEPY EYE — After 38 years in banking and 14 years of service to Americana Community Bank (ACB) and their customers, James Swiontek, ACB Senior Credit Officer, will retire in late June. Bradley Mathiowetz, President of ACB’s Sleepy Eye branch, will serve as ACB Senior Credit ...

NU Roots Salon opens

At 219 N. Broadway NEW ULM — NU Roots Salon recently opened at 219 N. Broadway, in Suite D, behind Jimmy John’s. Owner Chelsey Bode said the business offers many services including men’s and women’s cuts, colors, body waxing and eye lash lips and tints. Walk-ins are ...