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Business Briefs for Aug. 13

August 13, 2012
Marshall Independent

Schuneman hires Tommeraasen

Schuneman Equipment Co. has added to its pool of employees. Troy Tommeraasen joined the organization in August. His primary responsibility will be to meet sales needs of local Schuneman Equipment Co. customers. Tommeraasen will work directly with local producers to provide sales assistance for both equipment and service. He has had a strong history of success in operations and sales. This, along with his proficiency in technology, should provide a platform for success in the technology-focused world of agricultural equipment ssales. Tommeraasen and his wife and two children live in Tyler.

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

Louwagie attends dance director convention, receives award

Jackie Louwagie, Marshall Just for Kix dance director, attended the Just for Kix Director's Convention on Aug 5-7 at Brainerd.

Louwagie was honored for being one of the Top 25 Directors in the Company, and was also awarded a Program Growth award for the 2011-2012 dance season.

She also attended classes on technique, team building, customer service, new choreography, marketing, and dance show and performance and competition ideas.

Louwagie is in her 15th season as the Marshall Just for Kix Director, she offers classes in kick, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and technique.

Just for Kix has more than 200 dance programs in 10 states, Marshall is in the top 25 programs in the JFK Company.

Fitch affirms Thrivent Financial AA rating with a stable outlook

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Thrivent Financial for Lutherans AA (Very Strong) rating, the third-highest of Fitch's 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook.

Fitch cited Thrivent Financial's strong capitalization, high quality investment portfolio, consistent profitability, and favorable market position within the Lutheran market as part of the basis for the affirmation. The stable outlook was driven by the organization's strong capital base and the expectation of Thrivent Financial's solid operating performance for the remainder of 2012.

 
 

 

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