Gatton joins Nystrom & Associates
BAXTER -- Rebecca Gatton, licensed professional counselor, joined Nystrom & Associates in Baxter.
Gatton relocated to the Brainerd lakes area from St. Louis, Mo. Her focus is marriage and family therapy, working with children ages 8 and older, women's issues, eating disorders and general mental health.
Campbell named Bremer branch manager
BAXTER -- Yvette Campbell was named branch manager at Bremer Bank in Baxter.
Campbell has more than 12 years of experience with Bremer. In her new role, Campbell will oversee Bremer's Baxter location.
Rosenwald joins CTC as network analyst
Ryan Rosenwald recently joined Brainerd-based Consolidated Telecommunications Co. as a network analyst.
Rosenwald, a Microsoft certified systems engineer, previously worked at Silver Star Industries in Brainerd as a network administrator and programmer. As a network analyst, Rosenwald's duties at CTC include planning, maintaining and supporting customer computer networks, as well as troubleshooting and maintaining customer PC devices.
Gray receives achievement award
Dr. Mark Gray, Brainerd Medical Center physician, was honored by the University of Minnesota Medical School's Rural Physician Associate Program during an Oct. 6 ceremony in the Twin Cities.
Gray was presented with the RPAP "Preceptor Achievement Award" for the 2003-04 academic year in recognition of his outstanding contributions to medical student education as a preceptor for RPAP.
Since 1993, Gray has hosted and taught 11 RPAP students at Brainerd Medical Center.
RPAP is a 36-week, community-based elective open to third-year University of Minnesota medical students. RPAP students experience the lifestyle of a rural physician by living, learning and working in the community.
Benson receives national award
Dale Benson, St. Joseph's Medical Center director of human resources and community relations, recently received the Outstanding Chapter Contribution Award from the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration.
This award is presented to active members who have made significant contributions to their state organizations. Benson has been active in advancing the Healthcare Human Resources Association of Minnesota's mission and was nominated for the award by his peers. He received his award at the national ASHHRA conference in Washington, D.C. Benson has been employed at St. Joseph's Medical Center for the past seven years.
Grand Casino announces new director/manager
ONAMIA -- Grand Casino Mille Lacs announced staff changes.
Joe Nayquonabe, who has worked at Grand Casino Mille Lacs since 2002, is the casino's new director of guest services. David MacArthur, who worked for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and the band's Corporate Commission for several years, returned to the band's businesses as the new resort operations manager at Eddy's Lake Mille Lacs Resort.
Nayquonabe, band member, coordinates Grand Casino Mille Lacs' efforts to improve service to the millions of annual casino guests. He most recently served as the casino's manager of database events and promotions and before that was the database coordinator. He interned as a lobbyist for Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C., and was a clerk for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Nayquonabe earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from St. Cloud State University.
In his new position, MacArthur, a White Earth Band of Chippewa member, is responsible for overseeing the staff and daily operations at Eddy's Resort, which includes a hotel, restaurant, conference facilities, marina and fishing guide services. Most recently, he was the manager of operations for Garrison Disposal.
Previously, MacArthur served as the Corporate Commission's director of small business operations, the Mille Lacs Band's public works administrator, the public relations director for a nonprofit manufacturing enterprise and a manager of corporate and franchise operations for the Burger King Corp.
He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northland College in Ashland, Wis.
Simar becomes registered
PEQUOT LAKES -- Candace Simar of Pequot Lakes is now a registered guardian through the National Guardianship Foundation.
Simar provides guardianship/conservatorship services to individuals living in Crow Wing and southern Cass counties. She is a graduate of Mounds-Midway School of Nursing and has lived in Pequot Lakes for more than 30 years.
Brainerd Rotary dinner set Oct. 26
The Brainerd Rotary Foundation Reverse Dinner Raffle is set Tuesday at Madden's Town Hall.
Social hour is 6 p.m. with the dinner at 7 p.m.
The event includes a chance to win $10,000 cash. Donations help support local youth activities. Tickets are $100 and includes dinner for two. A total of 400 tickets are available for the event. Donated prizes are given out randomly during the drawing, but the last ticket pulled wins the $10,000.
For more information, call Terri Monroe at 828-7435 (days) or (218) 543-4614.
Aitkin chamber meeting set Oct. 28
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce's October membership meeting is set from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the 40 Club in Aitkin.
Lunch is $6. Conversations will include what's new in Aitkin, the Blandin Asset Building Program "It's All About Aitkin," new businesses in the city, loss of old businesses and politics. KKIN talk show host Dallas Smith will provide suggested topics.
CHOW Time North set Nov. 3
CROSSLAKE -- The CHOW Time North luncheon is set from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at the event sponsor Lakes State Bank of Crosslake, south end of Crosslake on Crow Wing County State Aid Highway 3, next to Crosslake Family Clinic.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce hosts the networking lunch activity highlighting what's new at the chamber. New members are introduced and everyone has an opportunity to promote their business. Cost to attend is $3 with advance reservations or $5 at the door. For more information, call 829-2838, extension 802.
Halloween Business After Hours set in Aitkin
AITKIN -- The annual Halloween party/Business After Hours is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Club.
The event is hosted by the Riverboat Captains and Queens and American Legion and Auxiliary. The event includes Halloween costume judging, games and refreshments.
Quickbooks Pro Accounting class offered at CLC
Quickbooks Pro for Windows, taught by Jay Bock, will be offered through the Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Nov. 9 and 16.
This class will provide the basic skills necessary to implement computerized accounting using Quickbooks Pro for Windows. The student will learn the basics of system setup, invoicing, cash receipts, deposits, accounts receivable, accounts payable and cash disbursements. This is a two-week course with an onsite session individualized to the students needs.
The student will receive two college credits upon completion of course.
The class is set 6 to 9 p.m. in W217 on the Brainerd campus. Fee is $214.46, plus a $20 application fee may apply.
Pre-registration is required and the registration deadline is Nov. 2.
For more information, call (800) 933-0346 extension 8142 or 855-8142.
Public speaking class offered
Public and Not-So-Public Speaking is the title of a workshop from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Central Lakes College in Room E313 on the Brainerd campus.
Eloise Thorson will instruct participants in how to strengthen the skills that are essential to share knowledge, thoughts and ideas and advance one's self, a business or any other organization. She will help individuals learn how to participate constructively in planning and sales meetings as well as techniques for expression in situations ranging from informal discussion to formal presentation.
Thorson has led training in manufacturing, service, utilities, health care, cooperative and government organizations. She has a master's degree in organizational leadership and works in customized training at CLC.
Tuition is $99, and registration is required by Nov. 2.
For more information, call the Business & Industry Center in Staples at (218) 894-5302, in Brainerd at 855-8142 or (800) 933-0346, extension 5302 or 8142.
Credit union hosts free workshop
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union will host a free workshop "Funding Your Business: Startups to Expansion."
The workshop covers the process for obtaining financing, what type of criteria lenders are looking for, what is different for new businesses versus existing companies and where resources are to support business startups or expansions.
The workshop is set 8 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union Brainerd office.
Information will be presented by Julie Hofius, director of business services. Hofius has more than 25 years of experience working with Minnesota businesses. Joining her will be Greg Bergman, Small Business Development Center director at Central Lakes College.
This workshop includes a light meal and a question-and-answer period. There are no fees or obligations to attend, but seating is limited.
For more information, call 829-0371.
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