"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | > | >>

Grocers Recognize Jim Hoiness, Rush Foods, Inc.


Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Jamie Pfuhl, MGA President; MGA Chair Glen Gust, Glen’s Food Center, Inc. Jim Hoiness, Rush Foods, Inc., Brad Hoiness, Rush Foods, Inc. Photo submitted

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jim Hoiness, President and co-owner of Rush Foods, Inc., Rushford, Minn. was honored by the Minnesota Grocers Association with its 2013 Outstanding Grocer Award. This award is presented annually to a grocer who has successfully developed a company and is respected by industry peers. Additionally, the recipient must demonstrate contributions to the industry in the areas of government affairs, community service, and involvement in the MGA. The award was presented on July 28, 2013 at the MGA Annual Conference in Brainerd, Minn., which was attended by over 400 of Hoiness’ peers.

For more than 40 years Hoiness has been a grocery retailer and leader within the community. He began work in the industry at JCPenny’s in Winona, Minn. in the early 1970’s, and quickly became manager of Rushford IGA in 1973. After many years as a partner, he purchased the company in 1997. Rush Foods, Inc. began in 1969 with Rushford IGA, followed by Harmony IGA in 1975, and Preston IGA in 1999.

In 2007, a flash flood left up to four feet of water in almost every business in Rushford, including Rushford IGA. Jim was key to the recovery of the business community and provided hope for local residents to rebuild with his resolve and determination to open the store. Jim epitomizes the definition of hometown grocer – a true champion for his community.

Hoiness has a vision for the industry and has been an exceptional supporter of the Minnesota Grocers Association and his hometown organizations. He sits on various boards, including Ace Communications, Rushford State Bank, Community Economic Development Associates, Grace Place, and First Presbyterian Church.

Hoiness has an entrepreneurial spirit and a positive attitude that exemplifies what it means to be a grocer. He leads by example, demands just as much out of himself as he does of others, and is respected by his peers. All of these traits and accomplishments exemplify why Hoiness is the 2013 MGA Outstanding Grocer.

Hoiness and his wife Gayle live in Rushford. The couple has four sons and nine grandchildren.

The MGA is a state trade association representing the food industry since 1897. We have over 200 retail members with nearly 1,100 stores statewide, as well as approximately 100 distributors and manufacturers. Our member companies employ over 125,000 union and non-union Minnesotans. We actively advance the common interest of al .....
[Read the Rest]

Grocers Recognize Jim Hoiness, Rush Foods, Inc.

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jim Hoiness, President and co-owner of Rush Foods, Inc., Rushford, Minn. was honored by the Minnesota Grocers Association with its 2013 Outstanding Grocer Award. This award is presented annually to a grocer who has successfully d ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Victim Services Sexual Assault Program to hold Volunteer Training

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. And when it does, know there is someone to turn to can make all the difference in the world for victims and their families. The Sexual Assault Program of Victim Services trains volunteers to offer such support to ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lanesboro Local has a new view

By Megan Kiehne

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

The Marketplace has a new home: 201 Parkway Ave North, right downtown Lanesboro, Minn. This centralized location will hopefully attract more customers to the market along with making Lanesboro Local the outlet for producers to sell their foods and g ..... 
[Read the Rest]

A new look and a new name for Lanesboro restaurant

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

By Jade Sexton What was once Rhino’s Pizza and Sub Shoppe in Lanesboro, Minn., has recently become Gil B’s Pizza and Sandwich Shoppe, but the name isn’t the only change. Owner Kim Reimann, who opened the restaurant in 2005 as Rhino’s, descr ..... 
[Read the Rest]

ReStore celebrates 10 years in Winona

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Winona has now been serving Winona and the surrounding communities for 10 years. The ReStore opened its doors on July 27, 2003, becoming the first ReStore to open in the state of Minnesota. The ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Capitol Farmers Market opens this Thursday, July 11

Tue, Jul 9th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Market is open to state employees and the public every Thursday through Sept. 26 ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Capitol Farmers Market is set to open again this summer near the Minnesota State Capitol. The Capitol Farmers Market is a ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Star Tribune Again Names Olmsted Medical Center a ‘Top 100 Workplace’ in 2013

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

ROCHESTER, Minn. - For the second year in a row, Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) has been named one of Minnesota’s Top 100 Workplaces based on an employee-based survey from the Star Tribune. The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was publish ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | > | >>