18 Feb 19
Bakke Kopp Ballou & McFarlin (BKBM Engineers), Minneapolis, announced that Brady Shelbourn has been named associate, Tina Wyffels has been appointed to the board of directors, and Tim Ernest has joined the firm’s Denver office as project development manager. … Cuningham Group Architecture announced recent promotions in its Minneapolis office: Senior Associates: Frank Fitzgerald, Amy Kalar, Heidi Neumueller; Associates: Dan Dolan, Jayme Krstich, Becca Kundysek, Bret Slattengren, Andrew Tisue, Tyler Whitehead.
Forecast, a St. Paul-based public art consultant, named five consulting associates for 2019: Tricia Heuring, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, Aki Shibata, Candida Gonzalez and Witt Siasoco; all were participants in GroundWork, a program designed by Forecast to support the work of
consultants of color in the fields of public art, community-engaged design and place-based
Patrick Vogt, vice president for Donald R. Frantz Concrete Construction Co. of St. Paul, was elected the 2019-20 president of the Minnesota Concrete & Masonry Contractors Association; other board of director members and officers for 2018-19 include: President-elect Dan Brenteson, McGough Cos. Inc.; Secretary: Kirt O’Konek, Stoneworks Architectural Precast; Treasurer: Steve Brock, Construction Midwest Inc.; Past President: Dan Francois, Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.; General Contractors: Matt Ecklund, JE Dunn; Matt Lennartson, Adolfson & Peterson; Masonry & Concrete Contractors: Chad Grazzini, Carciofini; Michael Lapensky, Twin City Tile & Marble Co.; Tom Miller, Advanced Masonry Restoration; Jamie Gibson, Rice Lake Construction Group; Associates: John Haupt, American Engineering Testing; John Thomas, TCC Materials; Larry Thompson, American Artstone Co.; Denver O’Brien, Amcon Concrete Products; Zach Quinn, Brock White Co.
Dominium, a Plymouth-based apartment owner, developer and manager, announced that it has hired Nick Gonion as a corporate analyst.
Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, announced it has selected Ari Koehnen Sweeney as director of education.
Nicole Hansen has joined Securian Financial, St. Paul, as manager of community relations and the Securian Financial Foundation. Hansen succeeds Lori Koutsky, who is retiring. … Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank was named Best Mortgage Lenders for Home Equity Lines of Credit at NerdWallet‘s 2019 best-of awards. … The Bank Holding Company Association announced two new members to the board of directors: Denise Bunbury, Bell Bank (State Bankshares), Fargo, N.D., and Jeffrey L. Weldon, Crown Bank, Edina.
Calyxt Inc., a Roseville-based consumer food and agriculture company, announced that Kimberly Nelson has been appointed to its board of directors, effective Jan. 17. Nelson is executive vice president and chief financial officer at SPS Commerce, a Minneapolis-based technology company.
Vista Prairie Communities, a Brooklyn Park-based nonprofit provider of assisted living, independent living, memory care, care suites and respite services in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio, has appointed Jeff Smith as vice president of external relations. … Norris Square senior living community announced its campus expansion at 6995 80th St. South, Cottage Grove. … Children’s Minnesota, a Twin cities-based operator of pediatric hospitals and clinics, announced that it has been verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. … Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services has elected Richard Ostlund as chairman, effective Jan. 1. Ostlund is a senior partner and executive committee member of the law firm Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie.
Best Buy, Richfield, and General Mills, Golden Valley, both announced separately that they have been recognized as world leaders in climate action on environmental nonprofit CDP’s Climate Change “A” list.
Hellmuth & Johnson, Edina, announced that attorney Rachel M. Dahl has been named partner. … Messerli Kramer, Minneapolis, announced that attorneys Barbara Kristiansson and Joshua Hillger have joined the Corporate and Estate Planning Group. … Stinson Leonard Street, Minneapolis, announced that the firm has been recognized by the Legal Services Corp. as a recipient of its Pro Bono Service Award.
Wells Concrete, Maple Grove, announced that it has acquired Rocky Mountain Prestress in Colorado. … Mulcahy Co., an Eagan-based manufacturer’s representative for the heating, cooling and plumbing industries, announced a partnership with Lochinvar, a high-efficiency boiler and water heater manufacturer serving commercial and residential markets. … MDI, a maker of corrugated standard and custom plastic packaging, announced it has added 11,000 square feet to its Minneapolis facility.
Detroit Lakes Tribune Publisher Melissa Swenson is expanding her role to serve as a regional publisher also overseeing the Perham and Wadena newspapers. The papers are affiliated with Forum Communications Co., Fargo, N.D.
Community Reinvestment Fund, USA, a Minneapolis community lender to other institutions, named Judy Jandro as senior vice president of Small-Business Lending.
The MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce volunteer board of directors announced five new members and new leadership: Tiffany Schmidt, Abrams & Schmidt, chair; Tracy David, Little Acorn Shave Co., vice chair; new board members: Scott Hanson, Grand Casino Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures; Heather Farr, Vision Cos.; Amy Weber-DeRadd, Mary Kay; Nathan Klauser, Edward Jones; Mike Kaeding, Norhart.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota announced that the Norman C. Skalicky Foundation has issued a $5 million gift to launch its Great Futures Endowment Campaign.
Golden Valley-based Free Spirit Publishing, a provider of learning tools for children, has hired Kyra Ostendorf as publisher.
Carlson Commercial, a Minnetonka-based firm specializing in strategic office, retail and industrial client services, announced it has changed its name to Carlson Partners, effective Jan. 1.
Keg And Case West 7th Market, St. Paul, was named the best new food hall by USA Today readers.
Pilgrim Dry Cleaners announced the opening of its second automated location at 206 First Ave. North in the North Loop of Minneapolis.
University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen has signed a partnership agreement with Bell Bank, becoming a Bell Bank “Champion.”
Parallel Technologies, an Eden Prairie-based data center and intelligent building consultant for businesses, has promoted Mark Bonde to director building infrastructure sales and marketing. … Image Sensing Systems, a St. Paul-based provider of municipal surveillance technology, announced that Joseph P. Daly has been appointed to its board of directors. Daly is chief executive officer of Essig Research, a global engineering services company. … Agosto Inc., a Minneapolis-based Google Cloud Partner and developer of Skykit, a born-in-the-cloud, Chrome-based digital signage content management system, announced that the Baldwin Union Free School District has implemented Skykit at every building in its district. … CaptureLife, a Minneapolis-based photography technology company, announced a partnership with ImageQuix, and its Blueprint software.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
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