Monday Business

First Three Complete Citizens Leadership Academy

NEW ULM — Citizens Bank Minnesota announces that Melissa Bergeman, Lisa Reinarts and Jenn Wendorff recently completed CitizensLeadership Academy (CLA). The CLA is an internal two-year program that was developed to grow leadership skills of staff members to prepare them to take on bigger ...

Pastor Rob Guenther welcomed at St. John’s

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Pastor Rob Guenther, new pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Pastor Guenther grew up in a suburb of Seattle and found his way to Minnesota to attend MLC College. After graduation he was called to ...

Pierson is Finance Director at Chuck Spaeth Ford

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce made a stop at Chuck Spaeth Ford to welcome Matt Pierson as a new Finance Director! Matt is a 2002 graduate of New Ulm and is moving back to the area with his wife and son. Coming back from St. James, Matt was ...

Schwichtenberg joins Gislason & Hunter

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Gislason & Hunter Law Firm to welcome new attorney Rhett Schwichtenberg. Rhett comes from Edina, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Juris Doctor with a Business Law ...

Promotions announced at HOP

MADELIA — Ogden Newspapers of Minnesota - House of Print announced staff promotions in the HR, Press and Sales Departments.  Renee Petersen has been promoted to office manager/Human Resources.  Petersen has a background in office and human resources with 18 plus years experience with Palm ...

Coop recaps year

Bird Island — Central Region Cooperative (CRC) detailed its fiscal year ending 7/31/2018 financial results and elected three directors, at its first annual meeting held on Tuesday afternoon, December 4. More than 100 patrons/members/employees attended the meeting held at the Bird Island ...

New veterinarian has German roots

Dances with Bavarian club, active in Cross Fit NEW ULM — A new veterinarian at New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center has German roots, dances with a Bavarian club and is active in New Ulm CrossFit. Dr. Caroline Rauschendorfer grew up near Detroit, graduated from Michigan State University ...

New manager at Walgreens

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce made a stop at Walgreens to welcome Theodore Bargabus, the new store manager. He began in his new position in the New Ulm store in October, and has been with Walgreens for 17 years. Originally from the Twin Cities, Theodore has ...

New manager at Turner Hall

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Andrea Boettger as the new General Manager of Turner Hall. Andrea had worked previously as Assistant General Manager at Turner Hall for 6 years. Andrea currently handles all Turner Hall tasks from schedules to ...

New PUC director welcomed

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Rod Marshall as the new Director with New Ulm Public Utilities. Rod has previous management experience as well as electric engineering, believes in courtesy before business, and most recently helped with the ...

New doctors in New Ulm

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new doctors at New Ulm Medical Center, Dr. Angela Honstad and Dr. Grace Ouyang. Both doctors have New Ulm ties. After graduating from MSU Mankato and the U of M, Dr. Honstad has come back to her home town. Raised in ...

Business becomes America’s Best Hearing

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by America’s Best Hearing at 825 N Broadway to congratulate the business on the transition. Previously operating as Connect Hearing, the New Ulm location was purchased by America’s Best Hearing and the ...

Hanson is 2018 REALTOR® with Heart

The REALTOR® Association of Southern MN (RASM) announced Kim Hanson, New Ulm Real Estate, pictured above, as the 2018 REALTOR® with Heart Award Recipient. The award is given to a RASM member that volunteers their time to make their community a better place to live. Kim was chosen for all the ...

FMJ Law Firm welcomes Kate Graham

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at FMJ (Fafinski, Mark & Johnson) Law Firm to welcome Kate Graham, Associate in the Agriculture and Trusts & Estates practice groups. She handles a variety of estate planning, farm succession planning, elder law, ...

New principal at St. Paul’s welcomed

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at St. Paul’s Lutheran School to welcome Peter Markgraf, the school’s new principal! Originally from New Ulm, Peter left town in 1988 after attending MVL High School and college at MLC. He left Minnesota and ventured ...

New leaders at Woodstone Senior Living

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Woodstone Senior Living to welcome the new Executive Director and new management team. Brittany Gulden is the new Executive Director at Woodstone and Cheyenne Platz is the new Director of Nursing. Kelsi Nein has taken ...

Bernard (Bill) Brennan retires from Citizens Bank Minnesota Board

NEW ULM — Bill Brennan of New Ulm has retired from his position on the boards of Citizens Bancorporation of New Ulm, Inc. and its subsidiary Citizens Bank Minnesota. Brennan was elected to the Board on August 15, 1996 and retired on September 30, 2018, a period of over 22 years. In addition ...

Willkommen Committee tours City Center Apts.

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce toured the new City Center Apartments located at 105 South Minnesota Street. The apartments are owned by Jim and Karen Kretch. Karen and Bobbie Ubl, who will be the building manager, showed the committee around the beautiful new ...

Gislason & Hunter LLP welcomes 2 attorneys

MANKATO — Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to welcome Attorneys Zach Graham and Rhett Schwichtenberg, to the firm. Graham will work from the Mankato office and focus his practice on corporate law, finance and banking, employment and labor law and family law. Schwichtenberg will work ...