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Business briefs for May 31

May 31, 2011
Marshall Independent

Baune completes course

Steve Baune of Cottonwood recently completed requirements leading to the completion of the Program in General Insurance, which is an educational program that covers insurance principles, practices and policies in depth.

Baune began employment with North Star Mutual Insurance of Cottonwood in November of 2005 and is a programmer for the Information Technology Department at North Star.

Stephens recognized for top sales

Mary Stephens, Slumberland of Marshall was recognized for a top 10 sales award for March 2011. This award is presented by Slumberland Corporate offices ranking all 120 stores in the chain by category. Slumberland of Marshall is delighted to have a sales representative achieve this prestigious top performer status. Slumberland prides itself in sales training that consistently exceeds the needs of its customers.

Culver's of Marshall receives award

Recently, Culver's of Marshall was recognized with the "Stepping up" sales competition award presented by Culver's Franchising for Increasing sales over last year.

"Marshall Culver's unyielding dedication to Increasing sales over last year earned them this award," said A.J. Goldammer, owner of the Marshall Culver's. "They have always taken Culver's commitment to doing it right for each guest seriously and have been a great asset to our store. I am so proud of their accomplishment."

The Marshall Culver's is in competition against Indianapolis, Ind., to claim the title of Champion.

The Culver's of Marshall has been open since late 2006 and in the summer of 2010 changed management.

Bremer Bank to double contributions to food shelves dollar for dollar

For the sixth consecutive year, Bremer Bank is 'Taking Action to End Hunger' during the month of June by raising funds for Feeding America and local food shelves. This year, every donation will be matched by Bremer Bank dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. A $1 donation matched by Bremer, can help provide 14 meals.

During the month of June, donations will be accepted online at or at any Bremer Bank location. Summer is especially difficult for children, who are out of school and do not have access to free or reduced-cost lunch programs. Overall, one in four children in America face hunger. Children make up 38 percent of the members of households served by Feeding America.

Nolan new MREA director

The Minnesota Rural Education Association Board of Directors has contracted with Fred Nolan, Isanti, through his LLC, E & F Services, to serve as the association's executive director. Nolan has been contracted to work on a part time basis with the board of directors and to provide leadership to the association's membership.

The Minnesota Rural Education Association, with its 140 member school districts, represents 40 percent of Minnesota's school districts and is the only state-wide educational organization representing all educators: teachers, administrators and school boards.

Nolan will officially begin his duties for MREA July 1. He will replace Lee Warne, who has been MREA's executive director since January 2007. Warne has accepted the position of executive director for the Association of Educational Service Agencies based in Washington, D.C.



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