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Business briefs for Aug. 6

August 6, 2012
Marshall Independent

Avera Marshall Foundation adds new board members

The Avera Marshall Foundation has named two new members to its board of directors, Sandy Nuytten and Sue Snodgrass. The Avera Marshall Foundation's goal is to raise funds and awareness to enhance regional health care.

Sandy Nuytten is a longtime local resident with an education background. She has taught school at Holy Redeemer, Marshall and Minneota public schools and also Southwest Minnesota State University as adjunct faculty. She has served on the board of St. Eloi board of education and is looking forward to working on the goals of the Foundation.

Sue Snodgrass retired from Marshall Public Schools having developed the Youth As Resources program as well as the Peer Helping and Ambassador and Youth on Boards programs. She has experience in grant writing and working with leadership training. She is committed to continuing quality health care for people of all ages in the region.

The Avera Marshall Foundation board of directors also includes Chairman Willard Engel, Vice Chair Nick Schwarz, Don Louwagie, Jim Knudson, Gary Becker, Scott Williams, Mary Maertens, Mike Rich, Al Anderson, John Drown, Tom Ries and Art Olson.

Local businesses recognized at Minnesota Safety and Health Conference

Area businesses have received Governor's Safety Awards for 2011, which were announced at the 2012 Minnesota Safety and Health Conference.

Governor's Safety Award winners include:

Award of Honor in Occupational Safety 2011

Fagen, Inc. Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Employee Store Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Plastics Plant

Outstanding Achievement in Occupational Safety 2011

BH Electronics, Inc.

Meritorious Achievement in Occupational Safety 2011

Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Beverage Plant

Lavoie son-in-law chosen as UMD vice chancellor for finance, operations

University of Minnesota Duluth Chancellor Lendley C. Black has announced the appointment of Michael P. Seymour as vice chancellor for finance and operations. He is married to Karla Seymour, who is the daughter of Charles and Maxine Lavoie of Marshall.

Seymour has taught at the technical college, community college and university levels before entering administration where he has served as dean, chief information officer, chief financial officer, chief academic officer and chief of student affairs. Most recently, he served as vice president of finance and operation at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College in Anoka.



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