21 Jan 19
Preston Kelly, Minneapolis, announced the following hires: Sarah Hoehn, creative director; Lisa Thotland, executive producer; Ben Proell, designer; Alexa Harney, account manager; Jessica Thompson, account manager; Christine Sammons, controller, and Kim Nelson, accounting manager.
Eden Prairie-based livestock nutrition supplier Zinpro Corp. announced the following leadership changes: William Scrimgeour moving from president and chief executive officer to CEO; Rob Sheffer moving from chief operating officer to president, and Patrick Brunner from chief financial officer to COO. The changes were effective Jan. 1.
Glensheen, Duluth, ranked second in the 2018 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Holiday Historic Home Tour.
Walser Automotive Group‘s Burnsville Subaru dealership is moving to be next door to Walser Honda on Buck Hill Road.
Construction equipment supplier McClellan Sales Inc., Blaine, has changed its operating name to MC Tool & Safety Sales; the business has been owned by Erika Scherman and her father Ken Breske since 2017.
Kraus-Anderson Development Co., Minneapolis, has hired Timothy Marco as director of development.
Entourage Events Group, Minneapolis, announced it has secured a contract to manage all private non-concert events at concert venue First Avenue, Minneapolis, and associated St. Paul locations: Turf Club and Palace Theatre.
Hiway Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, has welcomed Ed Kugland as mortgage operations manager. … Keith Hembre has joined Liniam Capital, Minneapolis, as chief investment officer.
Valley Natural Foods, a Burnsville co-op, has expanded its grocery and retail operation; the $8.2 million project was constructed by Kraus-Anderson and designed by Wilkus Architects.
Oakdale-based recovery and mental health services provider Canvas Health has hired Hilke Riechardt-Martinez as chief financial officer. … The Health Enhancement Research Organization, HERO, a Waconia-based employer health care consultant, announced that Karen Moseley has been named president. … Dr. Eric S. Nussbaum of the National Brain Aneurysm and Tumor Center and medical director of the Neurovascular Neurosurgery Program at United Hospital in St. Paul, has been named associate editor-in-chief for Surgical Neurology International: General Neurosurgery. … Pella Regional Health Center in Iowa has partnered with Dutluth-based Sisu Healthcare IT Solutions for data support.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Board, Mankato, announced that online support group Ally Network of MN, founded by Dan and Kirstin Cronn-Mills, has received its annual Pathfinder Award; its Young Pathfinder Award recipient is Kyle Kehoe and its Business Pathfinder Award recipient is Angie and Dan Bastian of Angie’s Boomchickapop popcorn brand; the inaugural Leadership Pathfinder Award recipient is Sheri Allen, Mankato Area Public Schools. The organization is affiliated with Minnesota State University, Mankato. … Eagan High School students Nils Peterson, Kevin Huang and Marissa Amerongen have been recognized by Eagan Rotary for the first quarter of this school year as students of the month for September, October and November respectively.
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, announced that its Minnehaha Café has reopened; also opening is Sweet Temptations, a standalone dessert shop; Minnehaha Café was Mystic Lake’s first restaurant to open in the early 1990s. … The 127-suite Residence Inn Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport/Eagan has opened at 1560 Quarry Road, Eagan. It will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Continental 390 Fund LLC and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality of Plano, Texas. … Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast announced its $14 million renovation and rebrand as a Delta Hotels by Marriott property. It’s located at 1330 Industrial Blvd., Minneapolis.
National law firm Ballard Spahr has announced the promotion of private equity attorney Peter V. Michaud from managing partner of the firm’s Minneapolis office to the position of chair of the Business and Finance Department, effective Jan. 1; litigation partner Karla Vehrs succeeds Michaud as managing partner in Minneapolis. … Fish & Richardson, Minneapolis, received two 2018 Attorney of the Year awards in the individual and group categories from Minnesota Lawyer: Principal John Adkisson won an individual award for client Samsung Bioepis; Principals John Dragseth, Joseph Herriges, Rob Courtney, and John Adkisson, and associates Conrad Gosen and Malena Stiteler won for patent litigation wins for Arctic Cat.
Medical and industrial gases supplier Airgas, an Air Liquide company, announced plans to build an air separation unit in the Twin Cities area. Permitting is ongoing and construction will begin in 2019 with operations expected to be on-stream in 2020. … Window and door manufacturer Andersen Corp., Bayport, announced it will pay out $19.4 million in 2018 profit sharing; eligible employees will receive $2,115, which is an 18 percent increase over 2017 profit sharing. … DriSteem, a maker of commercial humidification systems, announced the kickoff of its building expansion at 14949 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie.
Susie Emmert has been named vice president and chief advocacy officer for St. Paul-based Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She has been with the organization for nine years. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota also announced a partnership with Lifetrack, a St. Paul provider of neighborhood health and community services. … NCF, a Minneapolis-based provider of housing assistance, announced that executive director and co-founder Warren Kramer stepped down at the end of 2018. … The St. Paul & Minnesota Foundations announced the following board appointments: Paul Snyder, KPMG LLP (reitred), board chair; board members Jill Farrington, KPMG; Matt Majka, Minnesota Wild; Mary Jane Melendez, General Mills Foundation; Gloria Perez, Jeremiah Program, and Craig Stapleton, Securian Financial Group.
David Aafedt, partner at Winthrop & Weinstine, Minneapolis, was re-elected as chairman of the board for Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota; this is Aafedt’s sixth consecutive term as chairman, he has been a member of the board since 2010. … Greater Mankato Growth announced that Emmy Forsyth has been named the organization’s first-ever talent resources liaison and Jaci Sprague, the 2018 Greater Mankato Growth Young Professional of the Year, will begin Feb. 1 as director of business and community Relations; Greater Mankato Growth includes the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam. … Jewish Family Service of St. Paul announced the launch of its redesigned website, jfssp.org/. … Tim Lawrence, City & County Credit Union, has been named Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce board chair for 2019; Gina Kazmerski, Image360, will serve as past board chair; executive committee members are: First Vice Chair Eric Rislove, Edward Jones Investments; Second Vice Chair Pat Fritz, Seasons Market Holiday and Treasurer Brian Johnson, Two Bald Guys. … Jack’s Caregiver Coalition, a Prior Lake-based service for men who are cancer caregivers, has named Breanne Ostrom to its board of directors. Ostrom is the benefits and wellness specialist at Kraus-Anderson Cos., Minneapolis.
Best Buy Co., Richfield, announced that Eugene A. Woods has been appointed to its board of directors. Woods is president and CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based hospital and clinic operator Atrium Health.
United Van Lines announced its Van Operators of the Month for August and September 2018, including Thomas Fronk, Suddath Relocation Systems, Eden Prairie, for household goods and Leonard Hampton, Suddath Relocation Systems, for logistics. … Mayflower Transit announced its Van Operators of the Month for August and September including Philip Marcorelle, Boulevard Moving & Storage, Eden Prairie, for logistics.
Communications Systems, a Minnetonka-based provider of broadband network equipment and services, announced that Curtis A. (“Curt”) Sampson has retired as the chairman of the board, but will continue on the board with the title chairman emeritus; Roger Lacey, CSI’s chief executive officer and vice chairman, has been named as the executive chairman of the board.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
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