Warren Williams, president and chief executive officer of Bremer Bank in Brainerd, was named NorthWestern Financial Review's Banker of the Year for 2002.
The honor recognizes a banker from the upper Midwest for outstanding service and commitment to their organization, community and the industry.
Williams has been president of Bremer Bank since 1982. In 1998, he was selected Brainerd Citizen of the Year. He currently serves on the St. Joseph's Medical Center Board of Directors, the Brainerd Family YMCA and the Central Minnesota Initiative Fund, Brainerd Rotary, Brainerd Salvation Army and the fund-raising program for the College of St. Scholastica.
Bremer Bank is a subsidiary of Bremer Financial Corp.
Mouw gains promotion with health center
LeAnn (Segler) Mouw, a Brainerd native, was recently promoted to public relations manager at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes.
Mouw received her associate's degree from Central Lakes College in Brainerd and her bachelor's degree in mass communications from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. She is currently enrolled at the University of Mary in North Dakota, pursuing a master's degree in management.
As public relations manager, Mouw oversees all marketing and public relations functions related to St. Mary's Regional Health Center.
Business after hours event set for Jan. 15
USLink is sponsoring the Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce's Business After Hours event from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Confidence Learning Center, 1620 Mary Fawcett Memorial Dr., Brainerd.
Attendees receive a free gift, participate in prize drawings and register for a grand prize raffle with all proceeds going to Camp Confidence.
This monthly after-work event provides a relaxed networking environment for chamber member businesses and their employees. For more information about this event, call 829-2838, ext. 803.
'Going Into Business for Yourself' class set
The "Going Into Business for Yourself" class will be offered from 6-9 p.m. Thursday in the Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
This seminar covers all areas of business start-up, helpful advice on how to get your dream off the ground, how to become and stay profitable, including financing your new venture.
The workshop includes discussion of business structure and required government filings. Follow-up counseling is available from the Small Business Development Center's team of consultants.
For information, call 800-933-0346 Ext. 8142 or 855-8142.
Computerized accounting class set
Central Lakes College has scheduled computerized accounting courses for the spring semester from Jan. 7 to May 15 with registration now open for both.
* Computerized Accounting Software. This course is an introduction to computerized accounting applications. It shows the students how computers are used to perform the basic accounting functions using Peachtree Accounting version 8.0: General ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, merchandise inventory, financial statements, end of year closing and managerial reporting.
The course is offered from 6:30-9:20 p.m. Thursdays at CLC. Tuition is $266.70. The instructor is Doug Fritscher.
* Payroll Accounting. This course is designed to develop an understanding of the various federal and state payroll laws applicable to business concerns.
Through the study and preparation of employment records, payroll registers, employee earning records, and state and federal forms, students learn to maintain payroll records and payroll reports. Peachtree Accounting for Windows will be used to automate the payroll process.
The courses are 6:30-9:20 p.m. Wednesdays at CLC. Tuition is $266.70. The instructor is Bob Miller.
For more information call 855-8031 or 800-933-0346 in Brainerd or 894-5126 or 800-247-6836 in Staples.
Hines expands business to Crosslake
Rhonda Hines and MidAmerica Mortgage Corp. expanded to Crosslake.
Hines will split time between Crosslake and Baxter. Hines has worked in the banking/mortgage industry since 1984 and worked in the Brainerd lakes area since 1987. She also serves as a Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce ambassador.
Grand Casino donates to food shelves
ONAMIA -- Grand Casino Mille Lacs recently donated 210 hams to area food shelves for the holiday season.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs is owned by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians and employs 3,000 people including those at Grand Casino Hinckley. The casinos have given more than $4.5 million in charitable donations since 1991 to law enforcement, education, hospitals and food shelves among other community organizations.
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