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Deerwood Technologies expands on main street


DEERWOOD — It’s always sunny in Deerwood.

At least that’s the philosophy at Deerwood Technologies, which has grown from a home-based business to a main street employer.

The 12-year-old company started in Jim Mayne’s home with business and residential clients. When the company turned its focus to small and mid-size companies, it found a growth niche. Mayne said his information technology (IT) company really sold “peace of mind.”

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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