Holden gains recognition
Susan M. Holden, a native of Backus, and partner at the Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & Carey Law Firm, was recently recognized among the top 1 percent of Minnesota personal injury attorneys in a statewide survey of her peers.
The SuperLawyer survey was conducted by the legal trade magazine Law & Politics and is based on ballots to more than 15,000 Minnesota lawyers. The survey asked the question -- Who are the top attorneys in your field? Only the top 1 percent of the Minnesota Bar receives the designation personal injury super lawyer. Holden was voted among the top 40 super lawyers of her practice area.
Marco named a top small company
Marco, with corporate offices in St. Cloud and a sales office in Brainerd, has been named among the top 25 Best Small Companies to Work for in America.
The list was announced on June 28 before 12,000 human resource professionals at the Society for Human Resource Management's 56th annual conference and exposition in New Orleans.
This year marks the launch of the list, which ranks the top 25 small and top 25 medium companies in America that have used smart people management strategies to develop a strong trust between employees and management. The organizations, ranging in size from 50 to 999 employees, were announced by SHRM and selected and ranked by the Great Place to Work Institute based on the results of a randomly distributed employee opinion survey. Each evaluated company was given a score based on employees' responses to a detailed questionnaire about the workplace cultures.
Marco is a 100 percent employee-owned company.
Weyerhaeuser Co. announces grants
The Weyerhaeuser Co. Foundation announced a $1,000 grant to the Minnesota Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
This grant is in recognition of the efforts of the Trus Joist, A Weyerhaeuser Business Deerwood Plant for recently completing a volunteer project for the MS Society.
Deerwood plant associates also held a silent auction and contributed cash donations to the MS Society for a total of $2,044. The city of Aitkin received a $5,000 grant to aid in the construction of a skate park and a $1,000 grant was awarded to Aitkin Advocates Against Domestic Abuse.
The recommendation of the Deerwood plant's foundation committee was instrumental in securing these grants.
Vander Schaafs visit Denmark supplier
Van and Joy Vander Schaaf of Lora B's, in Pequot Lakes, recently returned from a business trip to Denmark where they toured Blue Willis, U.S.A., Inc.'s factory for handcrafted clothing.
A preview of the 2005 Spring and Summer line was shown.
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