Stan Weiser, a licensed architect, merged his services with Hy-Tec Construction of Brainerd to establish the company's architectural division.
With 20 years as a licensed architect in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Weiser has architectural and design experience with a wide variety of construction projects, including elderly housing, multi-family facilities, hospitality facilities, medical and educational projects, office and retail structures and custom homes. He moved to Brainerd in 1999 from Rice Lake, Wis., where he operated architectural services for a design-build firm. Most recently, he had been a principal at Weiser-Mueller Architects and Builders in Brainerd since 2001.
New Rosenmeier Center board members named
The Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government board added two members, bringing the board to a full complement of 18 members.
New members are Heidi Funk, Crow Wing County United Way executive director, and Rick Skogen, Pequot Lakes School District business manager.
The Rosenmeier board sponsors monthly forums at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on social and political topics. The February forum topic will be legislative remedies for the state budget crises. It will be a dialogue with state leaders. Kris Haskamp and Dale Walz, former legislators and Rosenmeier board members, are finalizing dates and speakers.
The March forum topic is global warming, and the April forum will be a presentation on Muslim faith and Middle East politics.
Nextera Communications to host CHOW
BAXTER - Nextera Communications, Baxter, to host the Brainerd Lakes Chamber's networking luncheon event CHOW at noon on Jan. 29.
Cost to attend this event is $5 with advance reservations and $7 at the door. Advance registration is appreciated and recommended for the host's convenience. For more information, go online to www.explorebrainerdlakes.com or call 829-2838.
CLC offers Quickbooks class for college credit
Central Lakes College scheduled a two-credit course on the Brainerd campus for computerized accounting.
Quickbooks Pro for Windows, is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 3 and 17. The course will provide the basic skills necessary for system setup, invoicing, cash receipts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash disbursements.
The student will receive two onsite sessions individualized to the student's needs. The instructor is Jay Bock. The class meets in W218. Tuition is $247.08. A $20 application fee may apply. Deadline to register is Jan. 27.
For more information, (800) 933-0346 ext. 8142 or 855-8142.
'Lunch & Learn' topic: Defusing anger
Jean Mershon invites you to a "Lunch & Learn" session at Central Lakes College where the topic will be "defusing anger" is planned 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Business and Industry Center of the Brainerd campus.
This session explores the complexity of anger and mechanisms for dealing with difficult situations. It will be an opportunity to practice casual, non-threatening anger-defusing styles of communication. The fee is $35 and includes lunch.
Registration deadline is Jan. 30. For more information, call (800) 933-0346, ext. 8142 or 855-8142.
Lakewood employees donate $45,000 to each other
STAPLES - Lakewood Health System wrapped up 2008 with a hefty total donation of more than $45,000 to each other.
Through what Lakewood calls "FTO," or flex time off, employees donated days off to their co-workers with health, family and other personal needs. The donated FTO hours came to a total dollar amount of $45,034.
Tim Rice, Lakewood Health System president, says the positive employee atmosphere at Lakewood Health System comes from a long-standing tradition of respect and sincere friendship between staff. Lakewood Health System has about 800 employees.
Brainerd foundation plans to award $60,000 in grants
The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation announced plans to award $60,000 in grants.
The next deadline for receiving grant applications is Feb. 1.
The Foundation offers two grant rounds each year with deadlines of Feb. 1 and Aug. 1. The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation will focus its funding on organizations that serve Crow Wing and Southern Cass counties. Grant applicants must serve the residents of either county.
The grant guidelines have four focus areas and applications must address one or more of the following areas: youth, community progress, human service and assistance to nonprofits. Organizations applying for a grant must be nonprofit, charitable organizations designated as 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service.
The BLACF is an affiliate of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, a regional foundation.
For more grant application information, guidelines and grant forms, go online to www.communitygiving.org or e-mail email@example.com or call Susan Lorenz, program officer, at (877) 253-4380 or (320) 253-4380.
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