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Business Notes - Aug. 14

CAREER Lillie Resch joins Ameriprise Financial BAXTER--Ameriprise Financial announced the appointment of Lillie Resch as a financial adviser joining the Ameriprise Financial practice of Stroot, Schumer and Associates based in Baxter. Resch will w...

Tony Palcich
Tony Palcich

CAREER

Lillie Resch joins Ameriprise Financial

BAXTER-Ameriprise Financial announced the appointment of Lillie Resch as a financial adviser joining the Ameriprise Financial practice of Stroot, Schumer and Associates based in Baxter.

Resch will work out of Stroot, Schumer and Associates office in Pequot Lakes office.

As a financial adviser, Resch will provide financial advice that is built on a solid understanding of client needs and expectations, and provided in one-on-one relationships with her clients.

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Resch's designations include,Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Accredited Asset Management Specialist and certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

Palcich becomes registered surveyor

Widseth Smith Nolting's Tony Palcich passed the exams and met the education and experience requirements necessary to become a registered professional land surveyor in Minnesota. Licensure is granted by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design.

Licensure candidates typically must pass the fundamentals of surveying exam, the principles and practice of surveying exam, and a state-specific exam. Exams are provided by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Most states, including Minnesota, require four years of acceptable, progressive, and verifiable work experience under the supervision of a licensed surveyor.

Palcich joined WSN in 2010 with three years of land surveying experience. He completed right-of-way layouts while he was with Minnesota Department of Transportation for one year, and performed surveying tasks while with an outstate Minnesota land surveying and engineering consulting firm for the prior two years. Palcich's current responsibilities with WSN are survey project management, boundary, topographic, remonumentation and construction surveys. Palcich received a bachelor of science in land surveying from St. Cloud State University in 2010.

Ude joins Lake Country Dental

Dr. Jenna (Bergin) Ude, doctor of dental surgery, recently joined the practice of Lake Country Dental in Brainerd with dentists Rolf Moen and Jeffrey Mattson.

After graduating from Brainerd High School, Ude, East Gull Lake, received her bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2012 and stated she enjoys all aspects of general dentistry.

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WSN grows with merger

Hult & Hebeisen (H&H) of Forest Lake, has become part of the engineering and architectural firm of Widseth Smith Nolting.

The firms have been collaborating for several months, offering comprehensive services to a growing client base in the Forest Lake and north metro area. The two firms made it official on May 20.

H&H traces its roots through Hult & Associates, Inc., a long-standing presence in the Forest Lake business community. Dale Hebeisen formed Hult & Hebeisen, Pa., in 2008. Its five staff members will remain in place continuing to serve their clients as members of the WSN team. Joining WSN are Dale Hebeisen, land surveyor; Kelly Jordan, land surveyor and certified arborist; Steve Douglas, land surveyor; Chris Toth, land survey technician; and Rachell Franceen, administrative assistant.

With a staff of more than 190 located throughout Minnesota and eastern North Dakota, WSN offers a range of engineering, architecture, land surveying, water resources, and environmental services. The services offered by the two firms are complementary. With the merger, H&H's clients will benefit from a broader set of services from a single source.

"WSN offers a wide range of disciplines, which will allow us to significantly expand the services we can offer our clients," Hebeisen stated in an August news release. "This will not only add value to our relationships with existing clients, but also allow us to pursue new clients from a much stronger position."

The Forest Lake office is WSN's eighth location.

Widseth Smith Nolting was established in 1975. Its offices are located in Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd, Crookston, East Grand Forks, Forest Lake, and Rochester, Minnesota, and Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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Leveille is Newest Medical Provider at Lakewood Health System

STAPLES-Dr. Lindsay Leveille, family medicine physician, is the newest member of Lakewood Health System's medical provider staff.

Originally from Proctor, Leveille completed her undergraduate work at the College of St. Scholastica, and medical school at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She did her family medicine residency in Duluth.

As a family practice provider, Leveille has special interests in obstetrics, women's health, pediatrics, and has experience performing cesarean sections. She looks forward to forming relationships with her partners at Lakewood, and in the community.

She teaches zumba,is passionate about exercise and health, and plans to start classes in the area as soon as possible.

Cuyuna Lakes Chamber seeks board applicants

The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications to fill two open board of director positions for the 2017 to 2019 term.

The board is responsible for ensuring excellent management of the organization. Members work together with the executive director to enable the chamber to achieve its mission of enhancing economic growth and its vision of providing opportunities for members to be more successful.

The two new members will replace Todd Craven and Jim Mayne whose terms are expiring. Prospective board members must be active Cuyuna Lakes Chamber members in good standing.

Those who are interested in becoming a Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Board member may request an application by contacting Executive Director Jessica Holmvig at 218-546-8131 or sending a message to jessica@cuyunalakes.com . The deadline to apply is Sept. 13.

Essentia Health clinics receive Bridges to Excellence

The Minnesota Health Action Group announced today that six Essentia Health Clinics are among 276 Minnesota and border state clinics that were recently recognized for improving care delivery and outcomes for patients with diabetes, vascular disease and depression as part of the 2016 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program and the Quality Incentive Payment System, a state of Minnesota pay-for-performance program that is administered by The Action Group.

Essentia Health-Hackensack Clinic was recognized for achievement in delivering specific clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes, vascular disease and depression. Meeting achievement is the highest level of recognition in the program.

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Pierz, Pillager, and Pine River Clinics were recognized for achievement in delivering specific clinical outcomes for patients with depression.

Minnesota Bridges to Excellence and the Quality Incentive Payment System also recognize clinics for improvement in these key conditions. These clinics have improved patient outcomes by at least 10 percentage points in the last year. Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Baxter and Crosslake clinics were recognized for meeting the improvement goal for vascular care.

Established by the Minnesota Health Action Group in 2006, the Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program uses publicly reported outcomes data to identify clinics that meet or exceed optimal care standards for a specified percentage of patients with diabetes, vascular disease and depression.

"Our physicians, providers, nurses and clinical teams are committed to providing high quality care to our patients and community," said Bill Palmer, Essentia Health Clinic administrator, in a news release. "We are grateful that our clinics have been recognized for this Quality Award."

To be eligible for an award, clinics must have a certain percentage of patients at optimal levels of care or significantly increase the number over the previous year. Performance goals are set each year by the Minnesota Health Action Group and the Minnesota Bridges to Excellence Champions of Change.

EVENTS

Business After Hours set at Range

Range Disposal Services is hosting the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Business After Hours networking event from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the company's new location, 5 Second Ave. SW., Crosby.

Business after Hours is a chamber function for members of the business community and is also open to the public with hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, and raffle prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended.

For more information, call the chamber office at 218-546-8131 or email Jessica@cuyunalakes.com .

Crow Wing County Farm Bureau to meet

The Crow Wing County Farm Bureau annual meeting is planned 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mathias Park.

To RSVP, call Roseanne Caughey at 218-828-1998.

United Way To Host Small Business Blitz

On Sept. 13, United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties will host a Small Business Blitz.

This event, in conjunction with the kick off of United Way's annual fundraising campaign, is aimed at reaching out to smaller businesses and organizations throughout the lakes area to provide the tools and information necessary to help support United Way's work in the community.

From 9-11:30 a.m., representatives from United Way will visit local small businesses to share information about the campaign, as well as provide the tools and resources to get involved. In turn for their participation, every small business that donates to the campaign will be named that day on all four Hubbard Radio stations (106.7, 93.3, 103.5, and 107.5), recognized the following day at the Chili Cook Off, and entered in a drawing to win a multi-media advertising package valued at over $1,000 courtesy of Hubbard Radio and The Brainerd Dispatch.

Those who want their small business to be included in this event, may call the United Way

office at 218-829-2619 or email Lindsey@unitedwaynow.org .

Knute Nelson Home Care to host Friday Morning Coffee

LITTLE FALLS-The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce invites all chamber members, employees and guests to the chamber from 7:30-9 a.m., Friday, 200 First St. NW., Little Falls, for Friday Morning Coffee.

This is an excellent opportunity to kick off your weekend by joining us for a cup of coffee while making valuable business connections. Announcements are at 8 a.m. Sponsoring this month is Knute Nelson Home Care.

The Dispatch welcomes business notes submissions via email to renee.richardson@brainerddispatch.com , or fax to 218-829-0211, mail to Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401 or use the drop-off box in the alley next to the Dispatch building on James Street. Questions are welcome to Renee Richardson at 855-5852.

More business notes may be part of the Business Extra section in Monday's edition.

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