Avera Marshall announces January Spirit of Excellence Award Winner
Sue Redding, administrative assistant, Nursing Administration, has been chosen to receive the "Spirit of Excellence" Award for January 2010 from Avera Marshall. Each month the award is given to an employee who demonstrates the medical center's values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship. Redding has worked at Avera Marshall since December 2000.
Prairie earns CPCU designation
Zeb Prairie has been awarded the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) by the American Institute for CPCU. The American Institute for CPCU is an independent, nonprofit educational organization that confers the CPCU designation on people who complete eight rigorous courses and national examinations and meet its ethics and experience requirements. All CPCUs are required to maintain and to improve their professional knowledge, skills, and competence through their commitment to the American Institute's Code of Professional Ethics.
Prairie began working for North Star Mutual Insurance of Cottonwood in June of 2005 and holds the position of claims representative for the Auto Claims Department.
North Star promotes Flugum
North Star Mutual Insurance of Cottonwood recently announced the promotion of Mike Flugum to vice president of underwriting.
Flugum began employment with North Star in May of 2007. Prior to his promotion, he served in the capacities of farm underwriting manager and assistant vice president of underwriting.
Flugum and his wife, Vicki, live in Cottonwood. They have three grown children: Daniel, Matthew, and Christi.
Skramstad, Olson join Prudential Elite Realty
Phil Skramstad and Rick Olson have recently joined Prudential Elite Realty as realtors. The announcement was made by Pat Lutterman and Greg Large, Brokers/Owners, Prudential Elite Realty.
Skramstad will concentrate on residential and commercial real estate sales. He brings with him more than 35 years of sales and training experience. Skramstad is also president of Imarc Training and Development. Skramstad and his wife, Ellen, owned Olson & Lowe Clothing Store from 1974-1998.
They have two grown children and have lived in Marshall for more than 40 years.
Olson, who is also employed as a corporate pilot for The Schwan Food Co., will concentrate on residential and commercial real estate sales.
Olson and his wife, Kim, have three children and have lived in Marshall for more than 25 years.
"Olson and Skramstad share Prudential Elite Realty's commitment to quality and customer service," said Greg Large, broker/owner, Prudential Elite Realty.
"They are exactly the type of sales professional we seek, as we continue to grow the company, and increase our presence in the local community," said Pat Lutterman broker/owner.
Morrill of Arnold Motor Supply recognized as top performer
Arnold Motor Supply, headquartered in Spencer, Iowa, recognized the 2009 top performers for the Machine Shop Division of the Arnold Group of Companies at the company's shop meeting Jan. 16 in Ames. The Top 5 Awards recognize the top producers company-wide in both sales and the percentage increase of sales.
Dale Morrill of Arnold Motor Supply in Marshall received the "Top 5 Award" for fifth place in the category of Top Labor Dollars Produced.
Employment law seminar offered Feb. 10
Employment Law Attorney, Penelope "Penny" Phillips, will provide employers an opportunity to learn what they need to know about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). She will highlight FMLA and ADA laws, ADA amendments and changes, review required documentation, and answer FMLA and ADA questions from the audience.
The FMLA & ADA seminar will be in Marshall on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marshall Fire Hall.
Contact the Marshall WorkForce Center for registration information; 507-537-6236 or email@example.com
The seminars are sponsored by Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Small Business Development Center and the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development in Partnership with the Minnesota WorkForce Center.
AFP to have webinar series starting Feb. 4 in Marshall
The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Central and Southwest Minnesota will sponsor a series of five webinars for nonprofit leaders and others who do fundraising. The first online seminar, "Warming the Cold Call," will be Feb. 4 at Bremer Bank, lower level meeting room, 208 E. College Drive in Marshall. For complete series dates and details, visit www.swifoundation.org/calendar.
Each webinar begins at noon and lasts until 1:30 p.m. Networking time will follow.
Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. Participation in the entire series, rather than individual sessions, is requested.
There is no cost for current AFP members and the cost is $50 for the entire series for nonmembers. Registration is required by Feb. 1 to Liz Maiers, Southwest Initiative Foundation development officer and AFP vice chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-594-9480. This opportunity is funded in part by the Southwest Initiative Foundation.
Edward Jones ranked No. 2 by FORTUNE magazine in its 11th year on best companies to work for list
The financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 2 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for 2010" list. Edward Jones also ranked No. 1 for large-sized companies.
The full list and related stories appear in the Feb. 8 issue and at www.fortune.com/bestcompanies
Edward Jones' 11 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for eight years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003.
This is the firm's second consecutive year in the No. 2 spot.
The Marshall financial advisers are Mike Snodgrass, Mike Leary and Neil Frost.
In naming Edward Jones to the list, FORTUNE editors said, "The investment adviser weathered the recession without closing one of its 12,615 offices or laying off a single employee. Salaries were frozen, but profit sharing continued."