Duy opens new salon
Tami Duy, owner of Head Over Heels Spalon in Brainerd, recently opened a salon in St. Cloud called Charisma Salon and Spa.
The salon opened on West St. Germain. The full-service salon offers hair, nail, make-up and skin care services and massage therapy.
Duy has 12 years of industry experience in the Brainerd area. She specializes in custom hair cuts, color services, facials and professional body sugaring hair removal.
Schmieg attends pain management course
STAPLES - Rob Schmieg, Lakewood Health System's director of anesthesia in Staples, recently attended an Interventional Pain Management Course in Chicago in which anesthetists from across the country were present.
The course consisted of information and instruction on how to deal with acute and chronic pain and pain syndromes. Attendees of the course also learned interventional and pharmacological therapy treatments.
Close, Osterloh attend convention
Chris Close and Jody Osterloh of Close-Converse Commercial Properties, Brainerd, recently met with brokers representing national tenants as well as other smaller northern Minnesota community leaders in economic development in a joint effort to promote the areas while attending the International Council of Shopping Centers 50th Anniversary Convention.
The convention, which is the worlds largest gathering of retail real estate professionals, was at the Las Vegas Convention Center and spanned nearly 2 million square feet of exhibit space with more than 50,000 people from 51 countries attending.
Dumpprope named Employee of the Year
STAPLES - Lakewood Health System, Staples, recently announced Amy Dumpprope is the 2007 Employee of the Year award recipient.
Dumpprope, Social Services, licensed practical nurse, has been a Lakewood Health System employee since 1993. She received the award after being nominated by Pam Olson, Lakewood Health System Care Center director of nursing.
As the 2007 Employee of the Year recipient, Dumpprope received a personalized engraved clock and $500 in Staples Dollars from Lakewood Health System. Additionally, her name will be placed on a plaque in the hallway entrance at the Senior Campus in Staples. Dumpprope expressed enormous gratitude for being chosen as the 2007 Employee of the Year.
Dumpprope lives near Fish Trap Lake in the Lincoln/Cushing area.
Business After Hours planned Tuesday
Business After Hours, a networking event of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, is planned from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday at Radco, Division of Silver Star Industries Inc., 13589 Highway 25, Brainerd.
Tours, displays, product education and prize giveaways are planned. Northwest Boardwalk Bread and Bagel will be serving salads, sandwiches and refreshments. The event is free for chamber members.
Reservations are recommended. Advance reservations and cancellations will be accepted until noon on Tuesday. For more information, call 829-2838 or 800-450-2838.
Record attendance at Crow Wing Power meet
About 3,100 people attended the 70th annual Crow Wing Power Member Appreciation Day and annual meeting June 9.
The total number of ballots cast in this year's board election was 5,062. Three incumbents were re-elected to the board. Kay Blais from Longville received 4,784 votes. Gordon Martin from Motley, 4775 and Don O'Brien from Baxter received 4,757. All ran unopposed. After the annual meeting the board held a reorganizational meeting where Bette Mezzenga was re-elected as president. Vice president is Gert Roggenkamp; Kay Blais, secretary and Gordon Martin, treasurer.
Adventure Creative Group gains national awards
Advertising work produced by Adventure Creative Group, Northern Pacific Center in Brainerd, was honored at the national level.
The ADDY program judging begins at regional competitions where winning entries advance to district and then again on to national/international finals. From more than 60,000 entries nationally, a total of 119 Gold and 150 Silver National ADDY Awards were awarded.
ACG was awarded a National Gold Addy for national magazine ad Long-Arms produced for Erlandson Performance Inc., and a National Silver Addy for Let it Snow a self-promotion direct mail piece.
AND OTHER THINGS
Shred Day aimed at protecting identity
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union is offering free community wide Shred Days in area cities to help protect members personal information from identity thieves.
Shred Day is offered through a partnership with Paper Storm Secure Document Shredding. The idea is keep the wrong person from finding out Social Security numbers, financial account numbers, credit card number, telephone calling card numbers, and many other valuable identifying data.
Last year more than 5,700 pounds of documents were shredded during MMFCUs Shred Days.
Paper Storms mobile shredding truck will be available in area MMFCU parking lots in order for people to shred personal documents at no charge.
Brainerd - 3-5 p.m., July 23, 200 S. Sixth St.
Little Falls - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., July 24, 307 First St. S.E.
Staples - 3-5 p.m., July 24, 1220 N. Fourth St.
Crosby - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., July 26, 117 W. Main St.
Baxter - 3-6 p.m. 13283 Isle Drive Thursday, July 26,
Shred Day will take place rain or shine, and theres no charge for this service, however individuals are asked to limit themselves to three boxes of documents per person.
The Shred Day not only offers a chance to safely dispose of sensitive documents, but also recycles material that might otherwise end up in area land fill sites.
For more information, go online to www.mmfcu.org for guidelines on what to shred.
Three gain statewide recognition
Kohls Department Store announced area winners in the companys Kids Who Care Scholarships from children across the state.
Area winners included:
Sarah Pfingsten, 17, Brainerd, a young pilot who helped search for lost people as part of the Civil Air Patrol.
Abigail Winch, 10, Brainerd, who tutored a younger child in science and math.
Ayla Spry, 11, Milaca, who rescued animals and educated the community about animal rescue.
More than 1,400 children were honored in the seventh annual scholarship program with 40 Minnesota youths receiving $50 gift cards and certificates of recognition. Winners also qualify to receive a portion of more than $200,000 in scholarships Kohls will award this summer.
Julie Gardner, Kohls executive vice president and chief marketing officer, said the scholarships were created to reward youths and teens for selflessness and encourage them to volunteer to help transform their communities.
Store-level winners will compete for 170 regional scholarships worth $1,000 each. Regional winners will compete for 10 national scholarships worth $5,000 each. In addition, Kohls will contribute $1,000 to each national winners nonprofit organization of choice. Regional and national winners will be announced in June and July.
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Biomass plant to be built on UMinn-Morris campus
MORRIS (AP) - A biomass burning plant will be built on the University of Minnesotas Morris campus now that the Board of Regents has approved construction.
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