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BlackRidgeBANK welcomes Brent Nelson to the team Brent was born and raised in Hibbing, and went to school at the University of St. Thomas where he received his degree in Marketing and Real Estate. Brent moved to the Lakes area in 2007 and has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in Sales. Brent enjoys spending quality time with his family, and getting in some hockey when he has time!
Rachel Carpenter from Deerwood Bank Graduates from the Minnesota Bankers Association Leadership Development Academy Baxter, MN - On May 16, 2019, Rachel Carpenter, Vice President of Retail Banking at Deerwood Bank, graduated from the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) Leadership Development Academy. This year-long program, which graduated a total of 19 bankers in 2019, provides in-depth skill-building for bankers preparing for critical leadership roles in their banks.
Colleen Goedker Attends Elite Business Conference For the second year in a row, Colleen Goedker, REALTOR with Goedker Realty in Brainerd, attended a three-day real estate coaching conference, May 15th to May 17th, entitled "THE PEAK EXPERIENCE," in Carlsbad, CA held by Buffini and Company, the largest real estate coaching and training company in North America. "THE PEAK EXPERIENCE," is Buffini's most elite event and is designed for top earners in real estate.
Lemieux Qualifies for Prestigious Court of the Table PARK RIDGE, ILL. -- Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Brian Lemieux, AIF, CWS of Baxter, Minnesota, to qualify for the exclusive "Court of the Table" of the Million Dollar Round Table -- The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Lemieux is a 20-year MDRT member with eight Court of the Table honors. Achieving Court of the Table status places Lemieux among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry.
Dodson to Lead KBM GeoSpatial's Aerial Services Team Grand Forks, N.D. - Scott Dodson, CP, has joined KBM GeoSpatial as the aerial services manager. Dodson brings more than 35 years of experience in all disciplines of topographic and digital imagery collection, including aerial camera manufacturing, calibration, and drone prototype design for proof of concept. He has extensive DOT experience with Caltrans, FDOT, AlDOT, GDOT, and TxDOT.
Braun Joins Wideseth Smith Nolting's Electrical Engineering Team Grand Forks, N.D. Joe Braun, PE, has joined Widseth Smith Nolting as a senior electrical engineer. Braun brings more than 39 years of experience in the electric utility business designing and maintaining transmission and distribution substations and lines. He holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota.
Mid Minnesota Receives $500,000 in CDFI Funding MMFCU was awarded the prestigious honor of being named a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) through the federal CDFI Fund; administered by the Department of the US Treasury. This designation recognizes financial institutions that help foster growth in their respective communities. CDFIs are mission-driven financial institutions dedicated to providing financial services to meet the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals within underserved communities.
Lemieux Attends Cetera's Circle of Excellence Conference May 17, 2019-Baxter, Minn.-- Brian Lemieux, Investment Advisor of Lemieux Wealth Strategies, recently attended Ceteras annual awards conference in Marco Island, Florida, aimed at bringing together advisors from across the country to celebrate the accomplishments of 2018. This prestigious annual event, appropriately deemed Circle of Excellence, speaks volumes to the caliber, accomplishments and leadership of all attendees.
Ben Schrader Joins Frandsen Investment Services Tim Swanson, market president of Frandsen Bank & Trust in Baxter, announced the addition of Ben Schrader as a Financial Consultant to enhance their full range of financial services. Prior to joining Frandsen, Schrader worked with a local financial services company and previous to that was in banking. "I left banking to become a financial consultant and quickly realized the work I did could be a natural extension of banking services.
Lakes Area Cosmetic Bar Emma Weston, Owner and Operator of Lakes Area Cosmetic Bar opened in October 2018 located on 324 South 5th Street Downtown Brainerd. Emma has been an RN for 10+ years and is specialized in Botox, Lip Filler, Chin/Jaw Line Enhancement, and Wrinkle Reduction. Call 218-341-0037