Turpin becomes HART director
Linda Turpin, Pillager, is the new executive director at Heartland Animal Rescue Team-Humane Society in the Brainerd area.
For the past five years, Turpin has been a conference coordinator at Madden's Resort on Gull Lake. Before that she was the Izaty's Golf and Yacht Club sales director in Onamia.
Brinks joins Landecker & Associates
PEQUOT LAKES -- Mitchell Brinks joined the staff at Landecker & Associates Inc. in Pequot Lakes
Brinks graduated summa cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College with a bachelor's degree in geography and environmental studies. He received his master's degree in resource analysis from St. Mary's University in Winona.
Brinks has experience working as a soil and water conservation technician for Morrison County. He also worked as a GIS Intern for the DNR in Little Falls.
Hunt Technologies adds staff, promotes
PEQUOT LAKES -- Hunt Technologies recently announced several staff additions and promotions.
John Keiffer was named a technical support manager. He graduated from St. John's University where he studied management and industrial psychology. He was previously employed by T & D Enterprises where he worked in sales and marketing.
Noman Ahmad, software test technician II, joined the staff after earning his bachelor's degree in computer information sciences from Minnesota State University. He was previously employed at Best Buy Inc. in Eagan, where he was a computer technician for three years.
Lloyd Bauman, who was named manufacturing engineer, has 14 years of engineering experience. Bauman was employed as a product engineer at Pemstar in Rochester. He graduated from Minnesota State University.
William Vettleson, who was hired as a programmer analyst/systems support, has bachelor's degree in computer science and six years of programming experience. He worked with Hunt Technologies over the past year in various roles as a contract employer.
Burel Lane was recently promoted to sales engineering manager. Lane joined the marketing department at Hunt in December 2001 as a product marketing manager bringing with him several years of experience with new market and product development, including AMR water products, electrical utilities and others. Lane has an associate's degree in market management, a bachelor's degree in aviation administration and additional education in manufacturing engineering, as well as numerous industry-related certifications.
Jeffrey Carkhuff was promoted to product life cycle manager in January. He joined Hunt Technologies in September as a product marketing manager. Before joining Hunt, he was employed by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as a senior manager of corporate strategy and finance consulting. He earned a BBA in accounting from the University of North Dakota and holds a MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Scott Juranek was appointed director of technical architecture. Juranek has six years experience in his related field. Before joining Hunt, he was employed as senior solutions developer at Compaq Global Services. He attended Hastings College in Nebraska where he earned his bachelor's degree in both business administration and computer science.
Cameron gains position
Catherine L. Cameron was elected to senior vice president of the Brainerd Savings and Loan Association.
Her election was made at a recent meeting of the association's board of directors. Cameron has been with Brainerd Savings since 1993 and most recently served as vice president of lending.
Cameron has been employed in the field of banking and finance since 1978. She has specialized in real estate financing since 1984.
Kalk joins Eddy's Resort as manager
ONAMIA -- Jim Kalk is the new resort operations manager at Eddy's Lake Mille Lacs Resort.
He is responsible for overseeing the staff and daily operations at the resort, which includes a restaurant, hotel, conference facilities, marina and fishing guide services.
Kalk has extensive experience in facility maintenance and management. Previously, he worked as a building inspector for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's Community Development Department. Kalk also owned and operated Wigwam Inn Campground and Marina on Mille Lacs Lake for four years. In addition, he worked for the Mille Lacs Reservation Housing Authority and as the band's assistant self-governance coordinator.
Eddy's Lake Mille Lacs Resort was purchased by the Mille Lacs Band in 2002. The waterfront restaurant recently re-opened after a major renovation.
Lemieux qualifies for Summit Circle
Brian Lemieux, Brainerd, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, qualified for the organization's Summit Circle, by demonstrating outstanding sales and service to members.
Lemieux is with Thrivent Financial's North Central Regional Financial Office. Fewer than 170 of Thrivent Financial's nearly 2,500 financial associates qualified for the Summit Circle. Lemieux has been with Thrivent Financial for eight years and has received seven awards.
Roberts attends continuing ed session
NISSWA -- Dr. Richard Roberts, Nisswa, attended the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians conference at the annual spring refresher in St. Paul April 10-11.
More than 500 family physicians gathered for the continuing medical education session to learn about trends in caring for patients and their families.
Viau joins SEH Brainerd office
Daniel Viau joined Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.'s Brainerd office as a senior professional engineer.
Viau previous work experience includes one year with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command at the Naval Operations Base, Norfolk, Va., as a civilian environment engineer. He was project engineer on a $10 million cleanup project at the Naval Air Rework Facility. After that he spent 16 years with Widseth Smith Nolting, architecture and engineering firm in Baxter, as a municipal engineer.
Viau has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in water supply and sanitary sewer engineering. He has experience in individual sewage treatment system design. He is a licensed engineer in Minnesota and a licensed ISTS professional in the state.
At SEH, Viau is a project manager working with the municipal engineering/local infrastructure group. He also is involved with the wastewater group.
Lundgren named program director
Cyndi Lundgren was recently named the director/coordinator for the Crow Wing County Parent Mentor Program.
She succeeds LeAnn Schoenle. Lundgren has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and has taught in a variety of settings, including elementary, early childhood and adult education. She was training and transition facilitator for a Head Start program in North Dakota where she was responsible for development and implementation of the program.
The Parent Mentor Program's goals include providing positive parenting role models and encourage positive parenting. Grant writing and fund raising are crucial elements to the director/coordinator position.
Crosslake Spring Fling set Thursday
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Spring Fling is set to begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at The Exchange Nightclub in Crosslake.
Dinner is set at 6:30 p.m. Topics include what's new in Crosslake, coming chamber activities and guest speaker Pat Swarthout, Small Business Development Center, Central Lakes College.
Cost is $20 per person with an advanced reservation ($25 at the door). For more information, contact the chamber at (800) 450-2838, ext. 805.
Before-Work event set in Nisswa
NISSWA -- Before-Work Networking event A.M. EXPRESSO! is set from 8-9:15 a.m. May 7 sponsored by Nordic Living Inc.
The Nisswa Chamber of Commerce members, their employees and businesses interested in joining the chamber are invited to attend.
There is no cost to attend. For more information, go online at www.nisswachamber.com or call 963-2620.
'Whip Cancer' campaign begins
The Pampered Chef announced the beginning of its "Help Whip Cancer" corporate giving campaign to assist the American Cancer Society in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer early detection programs.
From May 1-31, The Pampered Chef will give the American Cancer Society $1 for each special pink kitchen aid purchased during the month, will make a cash donation to the society by rounding up product orders to the nearest dollar or more at any kitchen show and will help host a Whip Cancer Kitchen Show fund-raiser with money gained at the show donated directly to the American Cancer Society.
Since 2000, The Pampered Chef's consultants, hosts and customers raised more than $1.7 million.
For more information, contact Jackie Churack at 828-8017 or Susan Schroer at 829-9754.
Displaced Homemaker Program workshop set
STAPLES -- The Meta 5 Displaced Homemaker Program is offering a series of career guidance and personal skill development workshops at Central Lakes College in Staples May 7 to June 18.
These free workshops will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Meta 5 Displaced Homemaker Program is for people who need to make the change from homemaking to paid employment. The program assists in developing career and education plans and learning effective job-seeking skills.
Meta 5 staff will aid participants in: determining the jobs that match vocational interests; developing a resume; learning interview skills, exploring careers, training opportunities and sources of financial aid.
The Displaced Homemaker Program services and workshops are provided free to eligible displaced homemakers with funds from the Department of Economic Security. Participants who do not meet program guidelines are served through grant funds from the Otto Bremer Foundation. Meta 5 services are provided free to eligible displaced homemakers.
The Meta 5 DHP is sponsored and housed at CLC and serves people in Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties.
For more information, call 855-8010 or (800) 933-0346, ext. 8010 or 5132.
CLC offers accounting class
The Computerizing Small Business Program, Central Lakes College, is offering QuickBooks Pro Accounting from 6 to 9 p.m. May 5, 12, 19, at the Brainerd campus Room W217.
This class will provide the basic skills necessary to implement computerized accounting using QuickBooks Pro for Windows. The student will learn the basics of system setup, cash receipts, accounts receivable, cash disbursements, accounts payable and payroll.
This is a three-week course, plus an on-site session individualized to the student needs.
The student will receive three college credits upon successful completion of the class, the size of which is limited. Tuition is $246.30. Vern Busho is the instructor.
For more information, call the Business & Industry Center at Central Lakes College at 855-8142 or (800) 933-0346 ext. 8142.
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