Mathiowetz named bank senior vice president
Susan Mathiowetz was promoted to senior vice president of Northern National Bank.
Jim Kraft, Northern National Bank chief executive officer, said Mathiowetz possesses exceptional skills in bank management, cash management, business and Internet banking. She adds this new title to her current duties as chief operations officer and cashier, responsible for operations, information technology and human resources.
Having originally joined Northern National Bank in September 2004, Mathiowetz has 25 years of banking experience. Before joining Northern National Bank, Mathiowetz was chief financial officer locally, as well as in the Twin Cities, with 17 years of service at Norwest Bank and five years at Marquette Capital Bank. Mathiowetz has a degree in finance.
CLC faculty members cover language use
Central Lakes College faculty Marilyn Moses and Matthew Fort of the English Department volunteered for a two-hour program on language usage presented for court reporters from across the state.
The Saturday morning workshop at Sibley Station in Pequot Lakes included numerous examples of treacherous pitfalls, remedies and a dose of humor for the group that had its annual conference in the Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point area.
Kanten gains recognition
STAPLES -- Jean Kanten of KSKK radio won an award for a series of ads called Facts on Meth she prepared for Lakewood Health System, Staples.
The series, which featured an interview with Justin and Pam Beaulieu, won the "Media Best" award for a series of ads in the small market radio division of the Minnesota Broadcaster's Association awards program.
Smith, Haglin, Stark return to board
The 49th annual meeting of Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union resulted in the re-election of three board members.
Board incumbents Rhonda Smith, Thomas Haglin and David Stark were re-elected to three-year terms.
Smith, who owns Downtown Art and Frame Co. in Brainerd with her husband, Brian, was appointed as a director in April 2002 and currently has the office of first vice chair. They have been members of the credit union for more than 15 years.
A director since 2000 and currently serving as the second vice chair, Haglin is owner of Lindar Corp. in Baxter. He is a Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce board member and has been a member of the credit union for 19 years.
Stark has been on the board of directors since 1990. He is a Brainerd High School economics teacher. He has served in numerous capacities for the board, currently as secretary.
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union's board consists of volunteer representatives of the entire credit union membership.
Wangerin earns certification
Bob Wangerin, a Consolidated Telecommunications Co. combination technician, recently earned his convergence technologies professional certification from the Telecommunications Industry Association.
The certification validates that an individual has the core knowledge and skills required by manufacturers, their channel partners and end-users to sell and service convergent technology solutions for IT-based telephone systems.
Cuyuna chamber names board members
Four new Cuyuna Range Chamber of Commerce board of directors were named recently.
Board members include Sam Blum, Oars-N-Mine; Mary Johnson, Kinney Realty & Clipper Publications; Brian Churack, BL Broadcasting; and Malissa Tandeski, Wells Fargo Mortgage.
GoldSmith Jewelers to host Friday Morning Coffee
LITTLE FALLS -- Friday Morning Coffee, a networking event hosted by the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored by GoldSmith Jewelers this week.
The event will be 7:30-9 a.m. Friday at GoldSmith Jewelers, 313 First St. N.E. in Little Falls.
Cuyuna Range chamber dinner set
IRONTON -- The Cuyuna Range Chamber of Commerce's membership dinner will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. Thursday at Gary's Pine Room, Ironton.
Dinner will start at 6 p.m. Steve Weber, Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area manager, will have an update along with John Schabauch, Cuyuna Trails Association representative.
Cost is $25 at the door.
For more information, contact the chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 546-8131.
Business After Hours set in Baxter
BAXTER -- Business After Hours, a Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce networking event, will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Consolidated Telecommunications Co. in Baxter.
AmericInn in Baxter gains award
AmericInn, Baxter, received the INN-Pressive Club Award at the 14th annual franchise convention in April in St. Paul.
The award is given to honor the AmericInn that has actively and successfully promoted the brand frequent-stayer program.
Operation Round Up donations distributed
The Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board donated more than $50,000 to area community programs during its second quarter meeting in April.
Operation Round Up funds were distributed to the following projects: $3,000 to The Warehouse, Pine River; $450 to Friends of Old Crow Wing, Brainerd; $1,000 to Lake Shore Police Department; $1,000 to Pequot Lakes Fire Department; $1,500 to Crow Wing County Social Services, Brainerd; $500 to Young at Heart Senior Citizens, Longville.
$1,000 to Mounted Eagles, Brainerd; $1,000 to Camp Journey, East Gull Lake; $1,000 to Backus First Responders; $1,000 to Backus Fire Department; $2,000 to Camp Olson YMCA, Longville; $2,500 to Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, Brainerd; $1,000 to Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today; $500 to Pierz Senior Center; $3,000 to Fishing Has No Boundaries, Brainerd.
$600 to Pillager Area Fire Protection Association; $500 to North Central Volunteer Council, Brainerd; $2,500 to 4-H, Brainerd; $500 to Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, Backus; $1,000 to Pine River-Backus High School; $1,500 to Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, Brainerd; $2,100 to BAY, Baxter; $500 to Sustainable Farming Association, Breezy Point.
$1,000 to Youth as Resources, Brainerd; $1,000 to Cuyuna Range Committee, Crosby; $2,500 to Emily Charter School; $1,500 to Brainerd FFA; $1,000 to Crow Wing County Child Care Association, Brainerd; $10,000 to area high school seniors for college scholarships; and $3,500 to Private Cooperative Member Crisis Medical Support.
Operation Round Up is funded by participating members of Crow Wing Power who allow the cooperative to round up their electric bills to the nearest whole dollar. The additional change is pooled and distributed quarterly. Since the program's inception in late 1996, Round Up has donated more than $900,000 to community projects and programs in Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison counties.
The next quarterly meeting is scheduled July 28. Grant forms can be obtained by calling Crow Wing Power at 829-2827 or (800) 648-9401 or online at www.cwpower.com. The deadline for grant applications is July 10.
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