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Business Briefs for April 23

April 23, 2012
Marshall Independent

Janiszeski, Goodale join Schuneman Equipment

Schuneman Equipment Co. has added to its pool of employees.

Doug Goodale joined the organization in February as corporate sales manager. He works directly with all sales managers and sales functions at all five Schuneman Equipment Co. locations. His primary responsibilities are providing strategic direction and development of the sales team. Goodale brings more than 20 years of sales management experience.

Bryan "Ski" Janiszeski joined the organization in April. Janiszeski is the aftermarket sales representative for the Marshall area. His primary responsibility is to help Schuneman Equipment Co. grow its parts and service business by partnering with customers at their farms. Janiszeski brings more than two years of John Deere parts counter experience as well as more than 12 years in buying and selling cars in the auction industry.

Schuneman Equipment Co. is an authorized John Deere Dealer and has been in business since 1979. It owns and operates five locations in western Minnesota and eastern South Dakota with more than 150 employees.

Family Video campaign raises $1 million

Family video, the largest privately-owned movie and game retailer in the United States, announced April 10 that its inaugural "Round It Up for Lymphoma" campaign raised $1 million for the Lymphoma Research Foundation. All campaign proceeds will be dedicated to lymphoma research.

"Round It Up for Lymphoma" offered Family Video customers the opportunity to support cancer research by rounding up their rentals or purchases at stores nationwide to the nearest dollar.

Sumption earns CETL designation

Joshua Sumption of Porter, currently the Manager of Information Technology at SW/WC Service Cooperative, has earned the Certified Education Technology Leader designation by passing a rigorous certification exam.

The CETL certification, awarded by the Consortium for School Networking, signifies that Sumption has mastered the knowledge and skills needed to bring 21st century technology to our K-12 school systems. Sumption is one of 32 professionals nationwide to receive the CETL certification to date.

To become certified, the candidate must have demonstrated experience in the education technology field and pass a comprehensive two-part examination based on the 10 skill areas in CoSN's Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO. Once the CETL certification is earned, the ed tech professional must complete 60 hours of professional development activities every three years to maintain the designation.

CHS Marshall contributes to 2.45 million meals raised in food drive

CHS Marshall Regional Country Operations joined CHS locations representing 287 communities across the country to raise a combined total of more than 2.45 million meals for hungry families in the second annual CHS Harvest for Hunger food and funds drive by the Country Operations division of CHS.

"We're thrilled to report that CHS Harvest for Hunger surpassed its goal of 2 million meals," says Todd Reif, general manager."

CHS Marshall Regional Country Operations bolstered donations to CHS Harvest for Hunger by raising more than $6,000 in contributions going to local community food shelves; Tyler Area Food Shelf in Tyler, Tracy Kitchen Table Food Shelf in Tracy, Marshall Kitchen Table Food Shelf in Marshall, Pipestone County Food Shelf in Pipestone and this year we are excited to report we enlarged our area by helping to get contributions for the Lake Benton Food Shelf in Lake Benton and the Bread Breakfast Moody County Food Pantry in Flandreau, S.D. In turn, these funds will be reinvested back into a local cause to help our friends and neighbors.

In 16 days, CHS employees, customers and partners collectively raised the equivalent of 2.45 million meals for hungry families, including 652,000 pounds of canned and fresh foods, and $360,000 in cash and grain for regional food banks.



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