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Business Briefs for Oct. 15

Henriksen joins Minnesota Cabinets

Julie Henriksen has joined Minnesota Cabinets. Henriksen, who previously owned 509 Design in Marshall, said she has always had a passion for design and enjoys working with clients to enhance their surroundings. She will work with clients on designs including interiors, kitchens and bathrooms. She will work with clients to coordinate color and textures in cabinetry, counter tops, flooring, tile and windows.

Korver new CEO for Midwest Wellness

Dr. Clay Pavlis, owner and chief medical officer of Midwest Wellness Institute, welcomes Kyle Korver as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Korver joins the team following a 21-year career in the United States Air Force with experience in organizational leadership, personnel development, and strategic planning. He looks forward to expanding MWI’s partnerships and their network of mental health providers.

When asked about the adjustment from military to civilian life, Korver said, “I look forward to the challenge of leading an organization in a different field from my military specialty of logistics. It’s definitely a big transition, so the opportunity to join such a talented and diverse team is a great bridge into my next chapter in a civilian career. I’m inspired by the tremendous potential of this organization.”

MWI has clinics in Flandreau, S.D., and Marshall. It also provides mental and behavioral health services to senior living facilities, correctional facilities and other health clinics around the region. Call 507-337-0556 to inquire about services including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, counseling, TMS for depression, and suboxone therapy for opioid addiction.

Blankers named market president of Minnwest Bank Marshall

Minnwest Bank announces the promotion of Allen Blankers to Marshall market president. Blankers has established a diverse career as a banker with over 19 years in the industry. He started with Minnwest Bank as an intern in May of 1999 and began working full time as an ag trainee with Minnwest in May of 2000.

As market president of Minnwest Bank Marshall, Blankers will oversee expanding the bank’s portfolio of agribusiness and commercial accounts, and will be involved in all aspects of the bank’s growth. 

“Allen Blankers brings a depth of experience, and knowledge of local and regional business markets vital to the expansion of our agribusiness. He will be an excellent addition to our management team,” said Doug Karsky, Minnwest Bank, CEO/president.

He was born in Slayton and grew up on a grain and hog farm north of Lake Wilson. Blankers received an agribusiness degree with a financial concentration and an agronomy minor from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2000.

For more information about Minnwest Bank, visit minnwestbank.com.

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