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Business Notes - May 21

CAREER Finken leads RiverWood Bank Human Resources RiverWood Bank announces the addition of Lisa Finken as human resource manager. In this role, Finken will be supporting RiverWood Bank with the nine community banks the company has in central and...

Lisa Finken
Lisa Finken

CAREER

Finken leads RiverWood Bank Human Resources

RiverWood Bank announces the addition of Lisa Finken as human resource manager. In this role, Finken will be supporting RiverWood Bank with the nine community banks the company has in central and northern Minnesota.

Finken has a master's degree in human resources/administration from the College of St. Scholastica, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota-Morris. She has acquired a number of professional certifications and is a member of local and national human resource organizations.

Finken most recently worked in human resources for Landis+Gyr in Pequot Lakes, as well as Lakewood Health System in Staples. Finken has broad experience in human resource disciplines.

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Kuglin Joins Weichert, Realtors - Tower Properties

Weichert, Realtors - Tower Properties announced Corey Kuglin has joined its Brainerd office.

Unity Bank appoints Rosengarten as new president

Unity Bank, a community bank serving Minnesota and Wisconsin, announced the appointment of Teresa "Terry" Rosengarten as president effective May 1. As president, Rosengarten will head both the Wisconsin and the Minnesota charters of Unity Bank, replacing Terry Szydel and Rachel Goodell respectively.

Szydel will be retiring after working at Unity Bank in Augusta, Wis., for many years. Rachel Goodell remains the CEO for Unity Bank Group.

Rosengarten has been in the banking industry for nearly 30 years, most recently working for Baylake Bank as an executive vice president and chief risk officer. She has her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and her graduate degree from the University of St. Thomas. Rosengarten grew up on a farm in southwest Minnesota, where she still has family.

Goodell stated that she was very pleased and optimistic about Rosengarten's new appointment.

MIMIS gains approval for accreditation

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CROSBY-The Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby was recently approved by the Fellowship Council for a three-year accreditation as an Advanced Gastro-Intestinal Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatric/Flexible Endoscopy fellowship with no citations.

MIMIS is one of 140 Fellowship programs accredited by the Fellowship Council in the United States and Canada. The Fellowship Council is a national body that provides accreditation for Fellowships in five areas of surgical specialties: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Flexible Endoscopy, Advanced Gastro-Intestinal, and Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary. The examination necessary for an institution to qualify for accreditation is rigorous and comprehensive, with extensive evaluation of the quality of the teaching faculty, facility, and surgical outcomes. Once a surgeon completes a post-graduate Fellowship he or she is highly sought after by hospitals throughout the country because of the advanced training.

MIMIS reports it remains the only fellowship program in the United States and Canada to achieve accreditation in three specialties: minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery and flexible endoscopy. This distinction is unusual, especially coming from the only advanced training program located in a small community hospital in rural America. Guiding the MIMIS Fellowship training program are four accredited faculty surgeons who are dedicated to performing surgery in the least invasive way.

EVENTS

Cuyuna Rolling Hills, Deerwood Bank to host event

Cuyuna Rolling Hills and the Deerwood Bank will co-host Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. June 29 at 24410 State Highway 210 in Deerwood.

Business after Hours is a Cuyuna Lakes Chamber function for members of the business community and is also open to the public, featuring networking, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and raffle prizes.

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

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To make your reservation, call the Chamber office at 218-546-8131 or email Jessica@cuyunalakes.com .

Business After Hours set June 15

IRONTON-K&M Signs, AJ Metalworks Inc., and Superior Balancing will co-host Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. June 15 at K&M Signs, 802 Fourth St., Ironton Industrial Park.

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

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

To make your reservation, call the Chamber office at 218-546-8131 or email Jessica@cuyunalakes.com .

Pleasureland RV announces grand opening

PleasureLand RV Center has announced the grand opening of its RV, cabin and ice house surplus store located at 16599 Highway 371 North in Brainerd.

The all new surplus store is your do it yourself headquarters for those wanting to update or remodel an RV, cabin or building your own ice house. The surplus store has a huge selection of over stock and discontinued furniture, appliances, TVs, doors, windows, furnaces, light fixtures and much, much more. The inventory is always changing.

Grand opening festivities started Thursday.

Delta Dental to donate 1,000 toothbrushes daily

To celebrate National Smile Month, Delta Dental of Minnesota is announcing donations of up to 1,000 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste every weekday in June to organizations that inspire communities in every corner of Minnesota and North Dakota.

Delta Dental of Minnesota is asking the public to help celebrate June as National Smile Month by nominating deserving nonprofits for its month-long "Inspiring Smile Power" initiative. The company is seeking to recognize and support organizations that strengthen our communities and inspire smiles across Minnesota and North Dakota.

"Minnesota and North Dakota are fortunate to be filled with community organizations committed to strengthening neighborhoods in every corner of their states," said Rod Young, CEO and president of Delta Dental of Minnesota. "We hope that this gift helps these organizations in their crucial work and inspires smiles across our region."

A deserving organization will be announced each weekday in June. To nominate a nonprofit organization, fill out the form at jotform.com/deltadentalmn/smilemonth. The physical mailing address for nominated organizations must be located in Minnesota or North Dakota for consideration. Organizations will be chosen by Delta Dental of Minnesota and will be announced every weekday in June on Delta Dental of Minnesota's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Terry Rosengarten
Terry Rosengarten

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