AITKIN -- Coldwell Banker BEACON Realty recently announced the partnership between Roland and Kay Hill and David Knudson. The partnership's name will be Hill Knudson Marketing Team.
Knudson has been a broker for Coldwell for nine years and has earned numerous awards, including the International Diamond Society for sales performance. He has served on several volunteer groups within the Minnesota Association of Realtors and was past president of the Greater Lakes Area Association of Realtors. Currently he is chair of the Bay Lake Township Board.
The Hills have been agents for Coldwell for a year. They completed the most total transactions for buyers and sellers for Coldwell last year. Roland Hill has a marketing and public relations background. He was vice president of marketing for Grand Casino Mille Lacs and recently consulted with Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, where he did database and strategic marketing.
Kay Hill is active in the community and participates and chairs events for the Aitkin Women of Today. She is an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay.
The partnership will add Lori Pedersen as the licensed assistant. Pedersen will be responsible for day-to-day administrative duties, including closings, ad production and client management. She is attending Pro Source Real Estate School and will be licensed in March.
White pine trees to be given away
Ten white pine trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation in March, as part of the nonprofit National Arbor Day Foundation Trees for America campaign.
The trees will be shipped post-paid at the right time of planting between now and May 31 with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
To become a member of the foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free White Pine Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by March 31.
Lindstrom wins contest for outstanding sales
RuthAnn Lindstrom, a sales associate with RE/MAX A-1 Excellence, won the office sales contest and received a trip to San Diego for her efforts.
Lindstrom had the most listings or sales of completed real estate deals during the fourth quarter of 2003.
Lindstrom, Breezy Point, serves on the lake's homeowner association and is a member of the Twin Cities and Greater Lakes Area Associations of Realtors. She has been a licensed agent since 1992 and holds her graduate Realtor institution professional designation. She sells residential and lakeshore properties, primarily in the Brainerd lakes area.
Gardening, farming workshop set
LITTLE FALLS -- A gardening and farming workshop called "Healing the Earth and Ourselves" will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27 at the St. Francis Center in Little Falls.
Guest speaker Dewayne Morgan will talk about the basics of biodynamics methods for gardens and farms. Morgan has been using biodynamic practices on his diversified, 460-acre farm near Park Rapids for the past 30 years.
The workshop is sponsored by the Little Falls Steiner Study Group and the Citizens Organized Acting Together Education Foundation.
The sponsors ask for a $12 donation for the workshop, which includes registration and lunch. To attend, call (320) 632-5221 or (320) 584-5165 by March 22.
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