Burgstaler receives excellence award
Ed Burgstaler, son of Helen and Edwin Burgstaler, Aitkin, received the Mayo Clinic Individual Award for Excellence.
The award may only be earned once during a Mayo career and it recognizes individuals who serve as role models to other Mayo employees by consistently putting forth the extra effort in whatever they are called upon to do on a daily basis. Recognized individuals display commitment to quality, respect for others, positive attitudes and dedication by being supportive of Mayo's goals and principles.
Candidates are nominated by their peers. Burgstaler has worked at the Mayo Clinic for 28 years in the division of transfusion medicine as a medical technologist. He has presented lectures and papers at many state, national and international meetings, including the American Association of Blood Banks in San Diego. He is recognized as an expert in his field.
Hughes gains certification
Riverwood Healthcare Center family practice physician, Dr. Donald Hughes, recently became certified in performing Class I flight physicals for pilots of scheduled airliners.
The Class I medical certification has the most stringent medical guidelines and requirements for pilots. Hughes is a FAA certified senior aviation medical examiner who can provide Class I, II and III flight physicals for airline transport pilots, commercial and private license pilots. Hughes has been in practice since 1992 and has been conducting Class II and III flight physicals for the past six years. His recent Class I certification allows him to provide flight physicals to all classes of pilots.
All pilots must obtain a medical certificate from a certified medical examiner before their license can be issued or renewed. A complete history and physical is completed, and if necessary, other tests may be performed such as a laboratory profile, vision and hearing screening, chest X-ray, or EKG - stress test.
Cumberland named foundation coordinator
Bonnie Cumberland, former Brainerd High School marketing teacher and former Brainerd mayor, accepted the position of affiliate coordinator for the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation.
Cumberland will be responsible for marketing the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation and for being the area contact person.
The foundation offers charitable planning services in Crow Wing and southern Cass counties. The foundation serves as a vehicle for individuals and organizations who want to establish endowments to benefit charitable causes in the lakes area and beyond. The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.
Glasby completes training seminar
Marty Glasby, Aitkin Medical Supply, completed an intensive four-day training seminar on mobility equipment at Bruno Independent Living Aids in Oconomowoc, Wis.
The seminar covered the most recent product information, installation techniques, service advice and marketing and promotional strategies.
Next 'Going Into Business ' Jan. 8
"Going Into Business for Yourself" will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College, Brainerd.
This seminar covers all areas of business startup, offers advice on how to become and stay profitable, and how to finance a new venture. Business structure and required government filings are discussed. Follow-up counseling is available from the Small Business Development Center's team of consultants.
Pre-registration is required. Cost is $40 per person or $60 for participant and one additional business partner.
For information or to register, call (800) 933-0346, ext. 8142 or 855-8142.
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