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NASCAR competitor is ‘driven’ to recognize military women


Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

In a male-dominated sport, Jennifer Jo Cobb, a driver with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, is doing something to show that women are just as capable as men. She is the creator of the promotional campaign “Driven2Honor,” which brings recognition to female U.S. military servicemembers.

The Driven2Honor program, which Cobb created in 2011, has three goals: to honor women in the military; to inspire young women that the military is a viable option for their future; and to empower female veterans post-duty.

Amid other nominees, Cobb chose Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Rebecca Polzin of Preston to accompany her during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at the Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, Mich., Aug. 18, 2012.

Cobb decided to use her racing platform to bring attention to military-related causes concerning female soldiers and reward soldiers for their service by hosting them as guests at the track each week she competes in a NASCAR event.

Polzin, officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Ind., was nominated for the event by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charlene Sander, a crewmember of the station.

“I nominated Senior Chief Polzin because I feel that she is a great role model for women to look up to,” said Sander. “She inspires others to become great leaders and empowers them through various organizational initiatives.”

“I did not know I was nominated until I received an email about two weeks prior to the race that I had been selected,” said Polzin.

During the Driven2Honor, Polzin met Cobb, had lunch with her and her crew, attended the driver’s meeting and opening ceremony at the winner’s circle and watched the race from Cobb’s pit box with her crew chief.

“It was an incredible experience, and it is great what she is doing for military women,” said Polzin.

Bauer Built announces acquisition of Hanson Tire Service, Inc. LeRoy, Minnesota

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Jerry Bauer, President of Bauer Built, Inc. of Durand, Wisconsin announces the acquisition of Hanson Tire Service, Inc. headquartered in LeRoy, Minnesota along with a location in Preston, Minnesota. Hanson Tire has been servicing the Midwest for the ..... 
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SEMAC ANNOUNCES JULY GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE

Wed, Aug 8th, 2012
Posted in All Business Announcements

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for grant proposals in three categories. The postmark deadline is October 1, 2012. SEMAC is a non-profit arts agency and is the State of Minnesota Arts Board-designated regional arts coun ..... 
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CLIFTONLARSONALLEN ACQUIRES TAX AND ACCOUNTING BUSINESS SEGMENT OF AGSTAR FINANCIAL SERVICES

Wed, Jul 11th, 2012
Posted in All Business Announcements

MANKATO, MINN. (July 11, 2012) – CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 certified public accounting and consulting firms, today announced the acquisition of the tax and accounting business segments of AgStar Financial Serv ..... 
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SWCD offers college scholarship

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in All Business Announcements

Are you a college student returning to school this fall? Could you use an additional $500 for college expenses? Are you pursuing a degree in Natural Resources, Agriculture or related field? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you shou ..... 
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Tri-County Electric awards $16,950 in scholarships

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Rushford, MN— Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) recently awarded $16,950 in scholarship to 47 local high school students. Since 1991 the cooperative has given $211,187 to area high school graduates. The money for the scholarships is funded t ..... 
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SMIF announces $100,000 in grants available

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in All Business Announcements

As part of its effort to invest in economic growth within the region, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is offering $100,000 in Incentive Grants to 501(c) nonprofit organizations or units/agencies of local, state or federal government. ..... 
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Walz staff takes a tour of National Trout Center

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Staff members of Congressman Tim Walz visited Preston on Monday, June 25 to tour the National Trout Center (NTC). They were there to learn more about the Trout Center, what they have done, and what their future plans are. Cathy Enerson, Director ..... 
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Last call for volunteers!

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in All Business Announcements

The planning committee for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Fillmore County would like to invite anyone interested in volunteering the night of Relay For Life (July 13, 2012) to contact Marilyn Schreier at 480-202-3027 or email Gabb ..... 
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