Business Briefs for Aug. 5

Hoffman & Brobst add two to staff

Hoffman & Brobst, Certified Public Accountants, announce the additions of Amy Denson and Kirsti Bakker to the professional staff of its firm.

Denson has an associate’s degree in accounting from Minnesota West. She has accounting experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Denson will be working in the accounting, auditing and tax preparation areas.

Bakker is a graduate of Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. She has experience is in both private and public accounting. Bakker is currently working to obtain her CPA certification. She will work in the accounting, auditing and tax preparation areas.

‘American Pickers’ to film in Minnesota

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are will be returning to Minnesota to film episodes of the series “American Pickers” in October.

“American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The show follows Wolfe and Fritz as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

“American Pickers” is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST. Look for them on facebook: @GotAPick