Brainerd Dispatch photographer Clint Wood earned a first place and third place in the National Press Photographers Association Region 5 Monthly Newsphoto Clip Contest for June.
He won the Sports class for a photograph of a Brainerd Mighty Gulls player ducking a pitch and he placed third in the Spot News class for a photograph of a Crosby firefighter walking back from the Barrows wildfire.
Uhlman joins clinic visiting staff
STAPLES -- Lakewood Clinic, Staples, announced the addition of Dr. Carol Uhlman, obstetrics/gynecology, to its visiting specialist staff.
Uhlman received her undergraduate degree from Bismarck State College, Bismarck, N.D. and obtained her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, N.D.
Uhlman completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, University of Michigan. Uhlman is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
Uhlman deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and all aspects of the female reproductive system, including disorders such as abnormal or irregular periods, infertility, pelvic pain, tumors of the reproductive organs, and birth control.
Uhlman will be coming to the Staples Lakewood Clinic monthly.
Grand Casino names vice president
ONAMIA -- Grand Casino Mille Lacs has named Jorge Brasil as its vice president of food and beverage.
Brasil oversees food and beverage service in six restaurants at Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Eddy's Waterfront at Lake Mille Lacs Resort, along with the casino's events and convention center, banquet department, and casino floor beverage service.
His staff of more than 300 people serves nearly 4,000 meals each day to casino guests and employees.
Brasil has been with Grand Casino Mille Lacs 4 1/2 years. Before assuming his new role, he served as the casino's director of food and beverage.
Brasil has also managed the casino's award-winning Woodlands Steakhouse and several restaurants in California.
CHOW Time South luncheon set
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce is hosting the August CHOW Time South luncheon event from noon - 1 p.m. Thursday at Lum Park, Brainerd.
The luncheon is sponsored by the Brainerd Park and Recreation Department and will be catered by Chaparral Restaurant and Lounge. Information about the city department's end-of the summer activities, programs, and events will be available, as well as an update on the department's facilities.
Cost to attend is $3 with advance reservations or $5 at the door. For more information, call 829-2838, ext. 801.
Golf sponsorships available for event
The 13th annual Chamber Golf Tournament is set for Wednesday at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's.
One shotgun start at noon will start the play for up to 72 teams. This year's event is sponsored by Lakes Printing.
Business on the tees sponsorship opportunities again exists, offering sponsors the chance to network with hundreds of chamber member businesses and representatives. Spaces are available starting at $250 and available on all 36 holes. Golf giveaways are encouraged at each tee.
Golfers may register as an individual ($130) or as a team of five ($650). To participate, fill out a registration form and submit it with full payment to reserve your space. Teams and individuals will be accepted to participate in this tournament until Monday.
All funds raised by this fundraising event help support the chamber's mission to serve the Brainerd lakes area community.
For more information, contact Mary Gottsch at 829-2838, ext. 117.
WSN expands staff
Widseth Smith Nolting, engineering and architectural firm in Baxter, recently expanded its professional staff.
Travis Miller, Brainerd, joined the architecture department in the Baxter office. Miller received his bachelor's degree in architecture in urban design with a minor in construction management from North Dakota State University in 2002.
Two staff members joined WSN's mechanical engineering department in the Baxter office. Eric Jendro and Nathan Kirkeby joined the company as engineers in training. Jendro, Brainerd, has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Kirkeby joins WSN's mechanical engineering department with more than four years of project engineer experience. Previously he worked for Dunham Associates, Bloomington, and EAPC, Grand Forks, N.D. Kirkeby, Brainerd, received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Dakota in 1998 with an emphasis in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
College credits offered by center
Quickbooks Pro Accounting for Windows, a three-credit course, will be offered in September and November by the Business & Industry Center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
The course is scheduled on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 9, 16, and 23 and Nov. 4, 18, and 25 in classroom W217. Size is limited. Tuition is $246.30. The class teaches the skills to implement computerized accounting using Quickbooks Pro for Windows.
Instruction features system setup, cash receipts, accounts receivable, cash disbursements, accounts payable, and payroll. Also included is an on-site session individualized to the students' needs.
For more information, call 855-8142 or 800-933-0346, ext. 8142.
Accounting class scheduled
Peachtree Version 8.0 for Windows, a three-credit course, will be offered in September and November by the Business & Industry Center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
The class is offered 6-9 p.m., Sept. 12, 19, and 26 and again Nov. 19, Nov. 21, and Nov. 26 in Classroom W217 size is limited. Tuition is $246.30.
The course will provide the basic skills of system setup, cash receipts, accounts receivable, cash disbursements, accounts payable, and payroll.
The class includes an on-site session individualized to the students' needs.
For more information, call 855-8142 or 800-933-0346, ext. 8142.
WSN promotes staff
Widseth Smith Nolting, engineering and architectural firm, Baxter, recently promoted Mary Devine and John Luce.
Devine was promoted to business development director. She joined WSN in 2001 as a marketingcCoordinator. She will remain in the Brainerd-Baxter office but her responsibilities include the coordination of the overall corporate marketing and business development for each of WSN's five offices.
She came to WSN from Grand Forks, N.D., where she received her M.A. and B.A. in communication from the University of North Dakota. Previous experience includes a graduate teaching assistant position at the UND and the advertising/marketing coordinator at the UND Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
John Luce, the previous business development director, has changed roles at WSN. He was named the project manager for each of the Brainerd School District's building projects for which WSN is providing architectural and engineering services.
Luce joined WSN in 1999 with over 20 years of experience in engineering administration, facility management and electrical systems design.
Tropical Nights Bar adds dining room
Tropical Nights Bar, Inc. in downtown Brainerd added a dining room "The Carnivore" to its facility. The bar also added "Eddie's Saloon" that features hardwood floors and blues music for relaxed entertainment.
Brainerd physician wins teaching award
Dr. Roger Macy, M.D., a Brainerd physician, received the Outstanding Clinic Preceptor award from the residents of St. Cloud Hospital/Mayo Family Practice Residency Program.
A preceptor is a physician who supervises residents in training while they care for patients. The award is given each year as part of the graduation ceremony to recognize those physicians who the residents view as the most effective over the preceding year in both formal and informal teaching.
The St. Cloud Hospital/Mayo Family Practice Residency Program has only six family physician faculty with which to train residents with all of the skills that they will need to become family physicians. More than 175 community physicians from both St. Cloud and the surrounding rural communities of central Minnesota, volunteer their time to train residents both in the clinic and in the hospital setting.
Business after hours
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce is sponsoring Business After Hours 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Cragun's Conference Center at the Legacy Golf Course.
The event will feature a tabletop show with S&T Technology, 3M, Smead, C-Line, Avery, Pentel, Sanford, GBC/Quartet, Fellowes, Pilot, Imation, LaCasse and Intellaspace.
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