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Little Falls Optical to host Friday Morning Coffee

LITTLE FALLS — The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce invites all chamber members, employees and guests to Falls Optical at Northern Eye Center, 119 First St. NE in Little Falls from 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 16 for Friday Morning Coffee.

This is an excellent opportunity to kick off your weekend by joining us for a cup of coffee or two while making valuable business connections. Announcements and introductions will be at 8:15 a.m. Sponsoring this month is Falls Optical.


IRA seminar planned at B & I Center

The Business and Industry Center of Central Lakes College, Brainerd, will host an individual retirement account (IRA) seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 in the B & I Center.

The seminar, which will cover 2012 conversion rules and how they change in 2013, will be led by Michael Nelson.

Nelson will outline the new rules, the differences between roll overs, transfers and direct rollovers, death distributions, how to handle excess contributions and re-characterizations, the importance of understanding beneficiaries and why inherited IRA’s are so valuable to beneficiaries.

The fee is $99. Registration deadline is Nov. 22.

Mail completed registration form and payment to: Central Lakes College, ATTN: B&I Center, 501 W. College Drive, Brainerd, Minn., 56401.

For more information, email or call 855-8142 or 800-933-0346, ext. 8142 or go online to and click on courses.

Directions to the Business & Industry Center at Central Lakes College, Brainerd Campus: Park in “main entrance” parking lot, come in entrance No. 6 (Business and Industry Center). Signs will be posted directing you to the appropriate classroom.

How to submit a business note

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Questions are welcome to Renee Richardson at 855-5852.

Business notes may be found in the Dispatch’s Business/Money section on Sundays and in Business/Money Extra on Mondays.

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