Brainerd chamber hires staff
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce hired two staff members, Tenlee Lund and Mary L. Anderson.
Lund was named tourism director. Her position was created to focus exclusively on tourism-related promotion and visitor services.
Lund's professional background is in advertising, writing and public relations and she has experience working with newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the Internet. Originally from Hudson, Wis., she lived near Dallas and San Antonio before moving to Baxter.
Anderson is the chamber membership director. Her position will mainly focus on membership sales, but also on the marketing of the chamber itself.
She has 15 years of banking experience, including assistant vice president of marketing and personal banker. Anderson is a lifelong resident of the area.
Stumbo is Princess House consultant
AITKIN -- Kelcie Stumbo, Aitkin, recently announced the opening of her business as an independent Princess House lifestyle consultant. Independent lifestyle consultants provide customers with a personalized shopping experience in a home party setting.
Mille Lacs Band names health care director
ONAMIA -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe named James E. Pete as the director of Health Care Services of the Ne-Ia-Shing Clinic, where he will supervise medical, pharmacy, dental and public health services.
Pete, who assumed his position on July 30, is a member of the Eagle Clan and Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Wisconsin.
He has worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Health Service and has been health administrator for the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
He also served as executive officer for the Bemidji area office of the Indian Health Service and was director of the Indian Health Service field office in Rhinelander, Wis.
Pete earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and Native American studies from Northland College in Ashland, Wis. He also has a master's and doctorate level degrees in management and administration.
The Ne-Ia-Shing Clinic, located near Onamia, and the Aazhoomog Clinic near Hinckley, provide a broad range of health and dental services. The band also offers clinic services at its East Lake Community Center near McGregor.
Crow Wing County United Way hires Beilke
Laura Beilke was named community impact director for the Crow Wing County United Way.
Her duties will include working with special events, marketing, communications and volunteers.
Her background includes religion education director for Brainerd area Catholic churches. She was previously employed at Computer One Plus and the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in speech communications.
Lakewood announces promotion, return
Paula Jackson was promoted to personal banker and Tim Spitzley returned to Lakewood Banks' location on Highway 210 West.
Jackson graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1985. She has been with Lakewood Banks since 1992 as a loan processor, computer administrator and teller. Her responsibilities will involve new accounts, consumer loans and supervision.
Spitzley will be assistant vice president of commercial lending. He has a bachelor's in management/economies from St. John's University. Previous work includes lending positions with Americana Bank, Edina and Lakewood Banks. Spitzley's duties include commercial lending.
Oates upgrades wastewater certification
Mike Oates, USFilter Operating Services at the Pine River Area Sanitary District, recently obtained his Class C wastewater certification from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Oates has been an employee with USFilter for four years and is operations supervisor in Pine River.
Oates completed wastewater treatment courses through California State University Sacramento and completed courses on wastewater technology and operations and maintenance through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Rural Water and the Minnesota Wastewater Operators Association.
USFilter also operates and maintains nine water and wastewater treatment facilities in Minnesota, including the wastewater treatment facility at the Missota Paper Mill in Brainerd.
CLC offers leadership skills for managers
Next month Central Lakes College will offer Core Leadership Skills for Supervisors at its Business and Industry Center in Brainerd and Staples.
Instructor Eloise Thorson said this series will focus on the core leadership skills required of supervisors and lead workers who are expected to influence productivity and relationships in the organization.
Participants will learn to use the basic principles needed in a collaborative work place, understand working styles and how to adapt to different styles, set clear expectations for tasks and behaviors, develop work skills in those who need additional training to complete their work, give and receive constructive feedback to keep work on track and give recognition as a method to improve performance.
The class meets from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 in Staples, and from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28 in Brainerd. The course fee is $389, including materials.
For more information, call Jan at 855-8142, (800) 933-0346 ext. 8142, or Cindy at (218) 894-5302.
LASHO session looks at HIPAA
The Lakes Area Safety and Health Organization will host a program on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA.
Billie Zippel, attorney with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is the program presenter. The session is set from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bonanza in Baxter. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the session is followed by a lunch and networking opportunity. The program is free to members and member organizations may send as many employees as they wish. There is a $10 fee for non-members. Door prizes are awarded at each program.
For more information, call 855-8139.
Business After Hours set Tuesday at Ernie's
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce is hosting the September Business After Hours event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ernie's on Gull Lake.
For more information, call Mary L. Anderson at 829-2838, ext. 121.
LF chamber sets After Hours event
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Chamber set an After Hours event from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Community Federal Savings and Loan Association on Broadway.
Refreshments will be available along with tours of the business expansion.
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