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Announcements

Members Cooperative Credit Union (MCCU) has announced the winners of its 2023 Future Leaders Scholarship Program. The scholarship awards are presented annually to graduating high school seniors to support their pursuit of higher education. MCCU has selected the following 11 college-bound seniors for scholarships totaling $10,000:
BRAINERD - Elizabeth Leon-Guerrero has joined the Strateligent ad agency team as a graphic designer. Being based on the West Coast and attracted to working remotely, she was mainly drawn to the position due to Strateligent’s client base, which includes healthcare, education, and government - areas she naturally enjoys working with.
Katie Robeck has been promoted to Member Resource Center Supervisor at Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU). Our Member Resource Center supports all member owners across the 10 counties we serve monthly answering about 15,000 phone calls and online chats.
Clow Stamping Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Joe Goble to Director of Manufacturing. In this role, Goble will be responsible for overseeing all manufacturing operations for the company, including production planning, resource allocation, and quality control. He will also be leading the implementation of new technologies and processes to improve the overall efficiency and productivity of the manufacturing department.

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BAXTER, MN - Lisa Heittola has recently been promoted to the position of Director of Human Resources at Consolidated Telephone Company (CTC).
Frandsen Bank & Trust announces they have been ranked 23rd by S&P Global Market Intelligence in their Top 50 Community Banks with assets between $3B and $10B.
Morrie’s Auto Group (“Morrie’s”) today announced the strategic acquisition of Brandl Little Falls Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, Brandl Auto Connection, and Brandl Mobility Finance in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This acquisition expands the Morrie’s presence in Minnesota as well as its overall Midwest retail coverage across three states: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
BAXTER, MN - Consolidated Telephone Company (CTC) recently announced the promotions of Jason Atwater, Andy Isackson, and Joe Buttweiler. “Today we sit at the brink of tremendous opportunities,” said Kristi Westbrock, CEO/General Manager of CTC. “Whether it’s with our electric partners, tribal partners, municipal entities, state and federal programs and national vendors, the opportunities for growth are aligned for us. Through our cooperative’s growth, we will continue to live up to the intent of our mission and vision in the communities we serve.”

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BAXTER, MN - Kelly Masberg recently joined Consolidated Telephone Company (CTC) as a Senior Account Manager, working closely with CTC’s business members. Masberg started at CTC in January, after spending 11 years at Culligan Water as their General Manager. She graduated from The College of St. Scholastica with a bachelor’s degree, double majoring in Business Management and Organizational Development.
Widseth’s William J. (Jamie) Bieser, AIA, has successfully passed the Architectural Registration Exams and met the education and experience requirements necessary to become an architect licensed by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (AELSLAGID).
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) recently promoted Nate Olson to Vice President of Sales and Service. In this senior management role Nate will continue to provide oversight to all areas of branch operations focusing on high levels of service as well as ensuring our members are aware of what we have to offer.
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) recently promoted Tiffany Hirschey-Tuma to Vice President of Operations. In this senior management role, she will be able to aid in strategic discussions and decisions that are in the best interest of members and frontline staff. Operations encompasses both the people and the systems that MMFCU uses to serve our members including staff training, systems training and testing, debit and credit card services, and electronic financial transactions processing, also referred to as ACH.
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) recently promoted Rick Kelm to Help Desk Supervisor. Rick will be able to utilize his many years of help desk experience at an elevated level and oversee hardware ordering and inventory tracking.
On Friday, December 2nd, 2022, the Twin Ports Arrowhead Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) elected Rick Osbakken, of Holden Electric, to a third two-year term as Governor. As Governor, Rick will continue to represent the Chapter at all national Board of Governors meetings.
Members Cooperative Credit Union (MCCU) launched its annual 12 Days of Giving initiative, providing $30,000 in donations to non-profit organizations in their branch communities. Each of MCCU’s 12 branches selected an organization to receive a $2,500 gift. The funds will be used to support the basic needs and essential services of those who benefit from their programming.

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