Business Notes April 19

CAREER Two join Lakes Printing Lakes Printing, Brainerd, reported it added two well-known individuals from the Brainerd lakes area printing community to its staff. Becky Stock joined the graphic design team at Lakes Printing on March 16. Her resp...

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Two join Lakes Printing

Lakes Printing, Brainerd, reported it added two well-known individuals from the Brainerd lakes area printing community to its staff.

Becky Stock joined the graphic design team at Lakes Printing on March 16. Her responsibilities include graphic design and marketing projects. In 1998, she graduated from Alexandria Technical College with an associate degree in communication art and design. After graduation, she went on to pursue her graphic design career in the Fergus Falls and Brainerd lakes area.

Lynn Spicer has been working in the printing industry for the past 29 years in the Brainerd lakes area. She graduated from Staples Tech with a computer graphics degree. On March 16, Spicer started as a customer service representative at Lakes Printing. She is working with new and existing customers on their design, print and mailing projects.






Whiteman joins Lakes Country Counseling

BAXTER - Jamie Whiteman joined Lakes Country Counseling's Baxter office.

Whiteman graduated from Boston University's Masters in Social Work in January 2015. She completed 1,200 internship hours concurrently with graduate courses.

Whiteman passed the Association of Social Work Board exam in October 2014 and is licensed as a graduate social worker (LGSW) through the Minnesota Board of


Social Work. Whiteman is a member of the National Association of Social Workers

(NASW) and is serving on the Bridges of Hope Board of Directors.

In March 2015, Whiteman began seeing clients at Lakes Country Counseling. Whiteman's practice of individual therapy includes work with adults and adolescents 12 years and older and their families who are seeking help with a variety of emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges. Evidence-based practices are utilized including narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy to assist individuals in meeting their mental, emotional and behavioral wellness goals. Whiteman uses a holistic approach and collaborative therapeutic relationships.



Pelphrey Hits Benchmark

BAXTER - Matthew Pelphrey, real estate agent at Exit Lakes Realty Premier, Baxter, was recently recognized for achieving EXIT Realty International's Top 100 List.

"Matthew is a very hard working agent and is well deserving of this recognition." said Bill Pankonin, regional owner Exit Realty Upper Midwest, in a news release, adding Pelphrey continues to lead in sales and leadership in his first year with Exit Realty.




MMFCU promotes at Brainerd, Baxter branche

BAXTER - Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) recently announced the promotion of staff members at its Brainerd and Baxter branch locations.

Nate Olson was named regional manager, where he will oversee branch operations for MMFCU's locations in Brainerd, Crosby, Detroit Lakes and Twin Valley. Olson has been with MMFCU for over 12 years, previously working as Brainerd branch manager.

Danielle Addison accepted the branch manager position in Brainerd expanding her role to include supervisory responsibilities within member services. Addison has been with MMFCU for 9 1/2 years, working most recently as the Brainerd assistant branch manager.

Jillian Decent recently received a promotion from assistant branch manager to Crosby branch manager. Decent will continue to work at our Crosby location and will serve the needs of our Crosby (and surrounding area).

Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative serving central Minnesota.







Rogers joins WSN

Mechanical engineer Shaun Rogers recently joined Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN).

Rogers is responsible for project coordination, design and specifications for mechanical (heating, ventilation, air conditioning or HVAC, and industrial processes) and plumbing systems for a wide variety of buildings.

Rogers defines, researches and designs engineering solutions to suit clients' needs. Other responsibilities include analyzing the operation of existing systems; performing load designs on buildings to determine their heating and cooling requirements; sizing ductwork and piping; selecting equipment; reviewing shop drawings and prior approval requests; and coordinating mechanical engineering work with other disciplines to ensure quality control.

Rogers has 14 years of experience as a mechanical engineer, working with commercial, industrial, and large-scale residential HVAC design. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University. Prior to working for WSN, he owned his own consulting business where he worked on municipal building remodels and retrofit designs. He also worked on on-site commissioning, including flow measurements, HVAC equipment vibration analysis, and building systems survey, inspection, and verification.

Rogers was involved in the HVAC design of the Radisson hotel attached to the Waterpark of America in Minneapolis. He also worked on a canola oilseed processing facility in Canada which processes 2,400 metric tons of oilseed per day.



Clausen qualifies for chairman's council

WALKER - Stifel Financial announced David Clausen, certified financial planner, senior vice president/investments, qualified for the firm's 2014 chairman's council.

Last year's chairman's council consisted of about 200 of Stifel's top-producing financial advisers who displayed outstanding customer service and achieved a specified level of annual production. Currently, Stifel employs about 2,800 financial advisers. Clausen and his wife, Andi, attended the chairman's council trip to Aruba in February.




School to host Lunchtime on Location

LITTLE FALLS - The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce invites all chamber members, employees and guests to Lunchtime on Location from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Little Falls Community Schools, 1001 Fifth Ave. SE.

The networking event includes a light lunch and an opportunity to learn more about the host. The fee is $5 per person to help cover the cost of lunch. For more information, contact the chamber at 320-632-5155 or email ginav30 p.m.


GLAR donates to Habitat for Humanity

The Greater Lakes Association of Realtors (GLAR) Foundation donated to the Aitkin Area Habitat for Humanity, the Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity and the Morrison County Habitat for Humanity as they have real estate agent members in the areas those Habitats serve.

Through their fundraising efforts and dues, the association sent checks to those organizations. The association is in Baxter and made up of real estate agents and affiliates who serve Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties.

The association is governed by a board of directors made up of association members and affiliates.

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