■ Jobe completes MBA program
Dr. Stephen Jobe has successfully completed the MBA program in healthcare administration at St. Thomas University.
Jobe is a doctor of chiropractic and has practiced in the Brainerd lakes area since 1998. He currently owns and operates Baxter Chiropractic. In addition to his fulltime clinic duties, he also serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of CCMI, a third party administrator of Chiropractic and Acupuncture services in the upper Midwest. The CCMI mission is working to develop new healthcare networks.
■ Riverwood welcomes new board member
AITKIN — Tom Lundberg was elected Riverwood Healthcare Center’s Governing Board of Directors.
He fills the position vacated by Robert Lewis, who served on Riverwood’s board for nine years from 2004 through 2012.
Riverwood CEO Michael Hagen said Lundberg, as a life-long resident, has community knowledge and experience as a local business owner in management and planning. Lundberg started his career as a plumbing apprentice in 1974. Then he worked for a local contractor for seven years before starting his own plumbing and heating business, Lundberg Plumbing & Heating in Aitkin, in 1981.
He graduated from Aitkin High School in 1973 and from St. Cloud Technical College in 1974 with a plumbing degree.
■ Adventure hires Schutz as senior copywriter
Adventure, a full-service advertising agency with Minnesota offices in Brainerd, recently hired Dave Schutz.
Schutz has more than a decade of professional writing and marketing experience. Schutz will split his time between Adventure’s St. Cloud and Minneapolis offices.
Prior to joining Adventure, Schutz served as marketing director for Life Time Athletic Events and as a senior copywriter for Twin Cities-based agencies, Initio Advertising, Scales Advertising and Papasea. A 1999 graduate of Ithaca College in Upstate New York, Schutz also spent time with agencies, Foote Cone & Belding in New York City and Bates Advertising in Sydney, Australia. He has written for leading brands in multiple categories including outdoor-recreation, health care, technology, tourism and package goods. His experience spans print, interactive and broadcast work for clients such as 3M, Toro, OptumHealth, Nabisco, Frabill and Summit Brewing.
■ Gunsbury becomes school foundation coordinator
Brainerd Public Schools Foundation announced Jenny (Bercher) Gunsbury joined the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation as a coordinator.
A Brainerd native, Gunsbury has years of experience as an accountant, writer, registered nurse, business owner and has many years of involvement in the schools. She graduated from Brainerd High School and has two children presently attending Brainerd schools.
■ Swanson graduates Leader’s Choice program
BAXTER — Sandy Swanson, a sales associate in the Baxter Edina Realty office completed a 45-hour, nine-week classroom course including 12 months of ongoing coaching for sales skills development.
■ Hoffard joins Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
CROSBY — Dan Hoffard is the new director of facilities management at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC).
Hoffard is a certified health care facilities manager who was the facilities director and safety officer at Prairie Care in Maple Grove prior to joining CRMC.
He has a wide variety of healthcare and facilities management experience from working as a nurse in a psychiatric facility, obtaining formal education in electricity and HVAC, working as a Facilities Engineer with University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview, and owning his own property management and remodeling business. Hoffard grew up in Thief River Falls attended Jamestown College, Northwest Community and Technical College, and Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
■ Papenfuss joins MMFCU financial planning team
BAXTER — Brainerd area native Rory Papenfuss recently accepted a position as LPL Financial Advisor at Mid-Minnesota Investment and Retirement Services.
Papenfuss grew up in the Brainerd lakes area and has more than six years of experience to this position.
Papenfuss, Baxter, replaces adviser Christian Barnett who relocated to Georgia. Papenfuss is a graduate of Crosby-Ironton High School and St. Cloud State University, as well as a guardsman with the Minnesota Air National Guard for 21 years.
He has been a financial adviser for six years, most recently with Edward Jones Investments. He is a coach with the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association.
■ Essentia Health emergency team completes course
Nearly 30 healthcare providers including surgeons, emergency department physicians, registered nurses, pharmacists, laboratory staff, radiology staff, respiratory therapy staff, and paramedics participated in the Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
This course was provided by the American College of Surgeons and instructed by Level 1 Trauma Center North Memorial trauma staff.
“The American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma understands that few people realize that while only 25 percent of our population lives in rural regions, more than 60 percent of the trauma deaths in America occur in these remote geographic segments of the country,” said Dr. Michael F. Rotondo, chair of committee on trauma for the American College of Surgeons.
Developed by the Rural Trauma Committee of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, this course focuses on three main points in both lecture and scenario: organization of the trauma receiving area, utilization of available resources, and regional system relationships for the most optimal outcomes for patients.
Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd is a Level III Trauma Center.
■ Creating beauty
in the garden
PIERZ — Horizon Health Faith in Action’s upcoming Dine and Discover is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 27 at Horizon Health’s Community Room in Pierz is focused on spring.
Coralee Fox, certified University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County master gardener, will provide practical tips for handling all of those extra tasks that are necessary to produce healthy and vibrant annual and perennial flowers.
The event is designed to provide an afternoon of learning the simple steps to help the novice or seasoned gardener plan their monthly gardening activities.
Participants will learn or enhance their methods to effectively organize gardening chores — with the ultimate goal being to have time to “stop and smell the roses.” A free will donation will be accepted. Registration is required by calling Horizon Health at 320-468-6451 or 800-224-6451 on or before Friday.
Free blood pressure screenings, compliments of Horizon Health Home Care, will also be available before and after the session. This Dine and Discover is sponsored by F & M State Bank, University of Minnesota Extension, Faith in Action and Horizon Health.
■ Course aims to prepare entrepreneurs
The 2013 Advantages series aims to help people plan to be a successful entrepreneurs.
This series will include four short one-and-a-half sessions that will help you be better prepared if you are looking to start a business. Attend one or attend the whole series. Take them in any order. Some of these sessions will also be helpful if you’re in business already. This series will be repeated each month during the spring of 2013. Follow-up counseling is available from the Small Business Development Center’s team of consultants at no-charge. Forms of Business Structure is planned from 6-7:30 p.m. April 2 at Central Lakes College Room No. E151 in Brainerd.
Learn the basics of how to select, plan and organize the business form that is a perfect fit for you. Each form has advantages and disadvantages in complexity and taxation so use professional accounting and legal advice when appropriate. Watch for the other upcoming sessions in the series; Marketing Your Small Business, Accounting Tools and Business Planning.
Fee is $30 per person, per session or $100 per person for all four in the series. Instructor is Jay Bock.
Deadline to register is seven days prior to the class date.
To register and to read session descriptions of other classes in the series visit us at http://clcmn.augusoft.net/
For more information contact the Small Business Development Center at 855-8140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.