BAXTER -- Panache Day Salon and Spa, Baxter, reported a promotion and two new staff members.
Anita Strassberg was promoted to a level two hair designer. She has been with the salon since it opened in February.
Kirsten Hanson joined Panache as a certified massage therapist. Hanson specializes in gentle deep tissue, hydrotherapy and prenatal massage. She attended the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City.
Rachel Back also joined the salon. Back studied cosmetology in Wadena and specializes in spa pedicures, manicures, facial treatments and spa services.
J.C. Penney announces staff additions
Jill Larson-Thompson is the new salon manager at J.C. Penney's Styling Salon in Brainerd.
Larson-Thompson has been a stylist for 13 years. Previously she was employed at Great Clips and Cost Cutters. She received her training at Northwest Technical College.
Jennifer Peterson and Shari Waytashek recently joined the salon. Peterson, Brainerd, and Waytashek, Pierz, have both been stylists for a year. Both received their training at the Model College of Hair Design in St. Cloud.
Nisswa at Night set Thursday
NISSWA -- Nisswa Chamber of Commerce members and employees are invited to Nisswa at Night, an after-work business networking event.
The monthly session is set from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nisswa School Community Library. There is no cost to attend.
For more information call 963-2620, 1-800-950-9610, or go online to www.nisswa.com.
CHOW Time South set Thursday
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce is hosting the November CHOW Time South luncheon event from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Paul Bunyan Bowl, Sports Bar & Grill, Excelsior Road North, Baxter.
Members are invited to tour the facility and have lunch. This is a new date because of the Thanksgiving holiday. CHOW Time is a networking lunch activity highlighting what's new at the chamber. New members are introduced and everyone has an opportunity to promote their own business. Cost to attend is $3 with advance reservations or $5 at the door. For more information, call 829-2838, ext. 801.
Trails fund-raiser dinner set
Snowmobile clubs throughout the Brainerd lakes area are looking to the business community to help "Support the Trails" this winter season.
Businesses who donate $250 or more to help maintain the thousands of miles of snowmobile trails are recognized as a part of the "Silver Rider Club."
A "Support the Trails" fund-raising dinner event will be 1-5 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Nisswa American Legion to help raise $30,000 for the club's grooming efforts. Tickets are again $10 each, or free to Silver Rider Club members (up to 25 tickets). The Legion will serve an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner and there will be a drawing for prizes, including an Arctic Cat snowmobile and twin trailer. The cost of a ticket is $10 per person, or individuals may make a donation to support the cause.
Free career workshop set
The Meta 5 Displaced Homemaker Program will conduct a series of four career investigation and personal skill development workshops at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
These free workshops for eligible displaced homemakers will be 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays -- Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec.10 and Dec. 17 in room C109.
"The workshops provide a supportive environment where you can explore career or job options," said Lucy Franz, director. "They can help build self-esteem and confidence in one's ability to make decisions, set goals, and work toward becoming self-sufficient."
Subjects included in the workshop series are self-esteem, assertive communication, stress management, identifying interests, skills, values and strengths, decision-making and goal- setting, developing a resume, cover letters, interviewing skills and completing job applications.
The Displaced Homemaker Program was created for anyone who is going through a life change due to death, divorce, separation or disability of spouse or partner or has lost the means of financial support.
The Department of Economic Security funds the program, which is sponsored by Central Lakes College. People who do not meet guidelines of the Displaced Homemaker program are served through funds provided by a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation.
For more information, call 855-8010 or (800) 933-0346.
Dollar Works program set Dec. 17
LITTLE FALLS -- A Dollar Works educational program that equips agency staff and trained volunteers to work with individuals and families as they enter and maintain their place in the workforce is set from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls.
Registration forms are available from the Crow Wing County Extension Office at 824-1065. A $140 fee per person includes lunch, materials and a complete curriculum.
Participants learn to assess and build on current money management skills and strengthen a family's financial practices; develop personal money management skills, including decision-making for adults and children; set goals and priorities and design and manage a spending and savings plan; access and understand basic financial tools, including understanding a pay stub; use a checking account; access state health care assistance; obtain and maintain credit; get out of debt and more.
For more information, contact regional extension educators, Mary Anderson, at (800) 362-3667, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Cindy Peterson, at (800) 587-0770, or e-mail email@example.com.
Peachtree accounting class set Tuesday
A Peachtree accounting class is set by the Computerizing Small Business Program at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
This class is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Nov. 26.
The course will provide the basic skills necessary to implement computerized accounting with "Peachtree for Windows Version 8.0." Vern Busho, instructor, said students will learn the basics of system set-up, cash receipts, accounts receivable, cash disbursements, accounts payable and payroll.
Busho said the class includes an on-site session individualized to a student's needs. Classroom size is limited. Tuition is $246.30.
For more information, call 855-8142 or 800-933-0346, ext. 8142.
Cellular One raises funds for charity
Cellular One from Dobson Cellular Systems announced it will lead a campaign to raise funds for area children's charities.
Santa Cause 2002 rewards customers who make a donation to the campaign with a choice of products and services offered by the wireless provider.
Proceeds from the Santa Cause 2002 campaign benefit Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota. Associate media sponsors, which last year raised nearly a half million dollars, include KBHP, KBLB, KIKV, KKZY, KLLZ, KAUL and WJJY.
This is the Santa Cause campaign's seventh year. For more information, call (800)423-5514.
Wells Fargo to collect winter items
Wells Fargo Bank in Brainerd is collecting new hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and other winter clothing items in its Share a Little Warmth campaign.
All donations will be delivered to the Brainerd area women's center for distribution to those who need them in the area community during the coldest time of the year. Collection will continue between now and Dec. 19 at the Wells Fargo location on West Washington Street.
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