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October 22,2018 07:19

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ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS
Adventure, Minneapolis, announced that Jaye Peterson has joined the executive team as vice president of strategy. … Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis, named current director of financial planning and analysis John Green to the role of chief financial officer and managing partner. … Nemer Fieger, St. Louis Park, announced the hire of Tammy Reed as account executive, working on the Subway Restaurant account. … Tunheim, Minneapolis, announced the launch of a global health care practice.
AGRICULTURE
Land O’Lakes International Development announced it has been awarded funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture to support agricultural capacity building and food safety programs in Georgia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Rwanda and Malawi. The company also announced that board Chairman Pete Kappelman was named Dairyman of the Year by the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. Kappelman, of Two Rivers, Wis., owns and operates Meadow Brook Dairy. Land O’Lakes is based in Arden Hills.
DEVELOPMENT
United Properties, Minneapolis, announced that Mark Nelson has been promoted to executive vice president, residential development. … Bloomington-based Doran Cos. announced that Erica Delain has joined the company as corporate counsel.
FINANCIAL SERVICES
Bell Bank, Fargo, N.D., announced the launch of its Bell Bank Equipment Finance division, to be headquartered in Golden Valley. The division will be led by Eric Zehr. … Abdo, Eick & Meyers, a CPA firm with offices in Edina and Mankato, announced the hiring of Jay Dunphy as business partner. … Members of Old National Bank‘s Executive Leadership Group Joan Kissel, Sara Miller, Candice Rickard,  Ann Ryan, Kathy Schoettlin and Kendra Vanzo have been included in American Banker magazine’s annual “Women in Banking and Finance” awards. Old National is the ninth largest bank in Minnesota by deposit market share. … Accounting firm Redpath and Co., St. Paul, has promoted Brooke Hanssen, Alex Helkamp, Cathy Lydon, and Emmett Mulcahy to director. … Credit Union Journal has named Plymouth-based TruStone Financial one of the “Best Credit Unions to Work For” for the fourth time in five years. … Bremer Financial Corp., St. Paul, announced that Dan Flaningan has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy officer to advance the organization’s development of specialized customer solutions and digital capabilities.
GROCERY
SpartanNash announced the opening of its Family Fare supermarket, 951 E. Frontage Road in Litchfield.
HEALTH CARE
Health insurer UCare, Minneapolis, announced the hiring of Dr. Julia Joseph-DiCaprio to lead the Medical Director team, Clinical Services, Pharmacy and Quality Management, and Daniel (Dan) Santos to lead UCare’s Legal department, the Compliance and Internal Audit departments.
HONORS
Visit Saint Paul, the city’s official convention and visitors bureau, recognized five award-winners for supporting travel and tourism in 2018: Meeting of the Year: Hmong District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance; Event of the Year: NCHC Frozen Faceoff; Partner of the Year: HelmsBriscoe; Member of the Year: St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation; Hometown Hero award: Mary Boo, executive director of the North American Council on Adoptable Children. … Entrust Datacard, a Minnetonka provider of identity and issuance technology, announced that the company has been named a 2018 Employer of Excellence by the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board.
HOSPITALITY
Condé Nast Traveler announced its Readers’ Choice Awards has named Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood as the No. 1 Hotel in the Midwest.
LAW
Minneapolis-based national law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis announced the addition of Nicole Dailo as an associate attorney in its labor and employment practice group. The firm also announced that shareholder Veena Iyer, an attorney in the labor and employment practice area, has been named a Minnesota Lawyer Diversity & Inclusion honoree. … Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, announced that its Policy Committee has appointed William R. Stoeri to serve as managing partner.
MANUFACTURING
Apogee Enterprises, a Minneapolis-based maker of glass and metal products for construction and industry, announced that its board of directors has elected Mark A. Pompa, executive vice president and chief financial officer of EMCOR Group, as independent director. … Sportech, an Elk River-based maker of formed plastic products for use in sports and agricultural products, was recognized by Minnesota Business magazine as a Best-in-Class Large Manufacturer during the magazine’s 2018 Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Awards. … Cemstone, a Mendota Heights-based provider of concrete, has been named the 2018 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s “Producer Excellence in Quality Award for the eighth year in a row.
MEDIA
Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, announced that Dr. Kenneth “Ken” Holmen, president and CEO of St. Cloud-based CentraCare Health, has been elected to MPR’s board of trustees.
PHILANTHROPY
The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., announced it has awarded more than $440,000 in cooperative education grants to projects that will help students learn about the cooperative business model. CHS is an Inver Grove Heights-based agricultural and energy co-op.
RETAIL
National electronics retailer Best Buy, Richfield, announced that Cindy Kent has been appointed to its board of directors. Kent most recently served as president and general manager of the Infection Prevention Division at 3M Co., Maplewood. … The Minnesota Retailers Association recognized 10 organizations as 2018 Minnesota’s Retail Champions: Best Place to Work: Kwik Trip, locations throughout Minnesota; Customer Experience: Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul; Advocate of the Year: Mike Drury, Drury’s Furniture, Fountain; Lifetime Achievement: Gordy Engel, The Foursome, Plymouth; Retail Community of the Year: Alexandria; Retail Employee of the Year: Paula Christensen, Grand Jeté, St. Paul; Retail Innovation: Askov Finlayson, Minneapolis; Retailer of the Year: Target, Minneapolis; Social Responsibility: Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store & Donation Center, Bloomington, New Hope, Richfield, St. Paul; Vendor Partner of the Year: Rustica Bakery, Minneapolis.
SERVICES
Boyer Trucks, a Minneapolis truck dealership to commercial users, announced the appointment of Frank A. Anglin as president and CEO. … C.H. Robinson, an Eden Prairie-based provider of freight logistics services, announced the opening of an office in Cologne, Germany.
SPONSORSHIPS
The National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild announced a multi-year partnership with St. Paul-based Securian Financial, including the Securian Financial Stick Tap Salute Program to recognize individuals for their efforts to support their local hockey communities.
TECHNOLOGY
Keyva, a Medina-based IT innovation consulting firm, announced the start of business. Jaime Gmach is founder. … Code42, a Minneapolis data security company, announced its data security platform was selected as a winner of the Golden Bridge Awards for Innovations in Technology. … The Nerdery, a Minneapolis technology business consultant, has received the Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Award for Business and was named recipient of the 2018 Case Study of the Year. The company also announced the promotion of Jonathan Dexter to the position of engineering practice director. … Ceridian, a Bloomington-based provider of human capital management technology, said employee Sherri Browning has been named a RIS News Tech Leader in the category of innovation. The firm also announced that its Dayforce Talent Management suite won a Gold Stevie Award in the Talent Management Solution category. … Digi International, Minnetonka, a provider of Internet of Things connectivity products and services, announced plans to move its headquarters to Excelsior Crossings in Hopkins. …  Outsell, a Minneapolis-based provider of marketing technology to auto dealerships, announced that it and agency partner DSplus have been named the winner of the 2018 WebAward Automobile Standard of Excellence Award by the Web Marketing Association for the 2018 Toyota CH-R Launch Campaign.

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