LITTLE FALLS - Steve Januschka, groundskeeper of St. Francis campus, is the August 2007 Employee of the Month, honored by the Chamber of Commerce of Little Falls.
He has worked for the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls since 1974.
In the nomination, his employers said Januschka takes pride in his work, is conscientious, positive and meticulous and will stop whatever he is doing to help.
Stevens joins United Way staff
The United Way of Crow Wing and southern Cass Counties announced the hiring of Sarah Stevens as community impact director.
Stevens is a graduate of Central Lakes College as well as Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is completing her internship in order to receive a bachelor's degree in recreation, parks and leisure services.
Stevens is from the Brainerd area and recently moved back after college. Her background includes experience in recreation, event planning, hospitality and community involvement.
Stevens' responsibilities at the United Way include campaign coordination, special event planning, marketing and developing healthy partnerships with local agencies, businesses and organizations.
Two physician assistants join Lakewood
STAPLES - Two physician assistants, Annalise Shippee and Amy Winkels, are joining Lakewood Health System in Staples.
Shippee began seeing patients July 20. A 2000 graduate of Perham High School, she received her bachelor's degree in biology, master's degree in physician assistant studies and her P.A. certification all from Augsburg College in the Twin Cities. Shippee did rotations at Lakewood Health System from August 2006 until December 2006.
Winkels will begin seeing patients Aug. 20. She is a Staples native and a graduate of Staples-Motley High School. Winkels obtained her bachelor's degree in biology from Concordia College in Moorhead. Shortly after obtaining her degree, she worked part time as an emergency medical technician with Lakewood Health System before deciding to continue on with her education. She then attended Augsburg College to obtain her P.A. certification.
Miller earns architecture license
Widseth Smith Nolting's Travis Miller successfully passed the exams and met the education and experience requirements necessary to become a licensed architect by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design.
Miller has been with WSN since 2002 and is responsible for project management including preliminary design and schematic design development, preparation of construction documents and renderings, cost estimating and on-site construction observation. He specializes in high-end residential design. His experience includes the design of single- and multi-family residences; educational facilities; commercial and industrial buildings; and places of worship. Miller earned a bachelor of architecture degree, bachelor of science in environmental design and a minor in construction management from North Dakota State University.
Yellowbird Arts hosts CHOW event
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber lunch networking event, CHOW, is planned Thursday at Yellowbird Arts, in the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd.
The cost to attend this event is $5 with advance reservations and $7 at the door. Advance registration and cancellations accepted until 4 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, go online to www.explorebrainerdlakes.com or call 829-2838 or (800) 450-2838.
'Going Into Business' class offered Aug. 9
Central Lakes College in Brainerd will host a Going Into Business For Yourself class from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9.
This class covers all areas of business startup, helpful advice on how to get a dream off the ground, how to become and stay profitable, including financing a new venture. This session will assist the potential business owner through the process of developing the project, provide the opportunity to have questions addressed and identify other assistance resources.
Follow-up counseling is available to qualified individuals from the Small Business Development Center's team of consultants free of charge.
Tuition is $40 per person and $60 for two business partners. Instructor is Jay Bock.
The class meets in the Business and Industry Center on the Brainerd campus. Deadline to register is Aug. 2. For more information, call (800) 933-0346, ext. 8142, or 855-8142.
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