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Lanesboro High School graduate named one of Business Journal's 25 Women to Watch


Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

MINNEAPOLIS - June 30, 2010 - Brooke Worden, a vice president in the Financial Services practice, was recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of the publication's 25 Women to Watch.

Worden was recognized by the Business Journal as a business leader to watch for continued professional success. Worden leads the U.S. Census Bureau's public relations campaign, working with more than 50 colleagues in six offices nationwide to encourage people to participate in the census. She joined Weber Shandwick 10 years ago and has worked with several companies and organizations during that time, including Prudential Retirement, the Business Roundtable, ING, CIGNA Retirement & Investment Services, MasterCard and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Worden has been named president-elect of the Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She also is a member of the Citizens League of Minnesota and volunteers with the St. Paul City Ballet. Worden, daughter of Duane and Melissa Benson, graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1989.

"We are thrilled that the financial services industry shares our firm's high regard for Brooke's talents and leadership," said Sara Gavin, president of Weber Shandwick's Minneapolis office. "She brings tremendous drive and dedication to our Financial Services practice, which delivers outstanding service and measurable results to some of the most recognized brands in the industry and prominent government agencies."

Weber Shandwick's Financial Services practice serves clients ranging from the U.S. Treasury, Ernst & Young, U.S. Bank and Federated Investors to LIFE, the Federal Reserve Bank, Cerberus, the IRS, MassMutual, Scottrade and Ceridian.

About Weber Shandwick

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is the leading public relations office in the upper Midwest, offering consumer, corporate, financial services, healthcare, public affairs, digital communications, technology communications and marketing expertise. The office represents a variety of national and local clients, including BAE Systems, Honeywell, the Internal Revenue Service, the Mall of America and Polaris Industries.

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 76 countries around the world. The firm's success is built on its deep commitment to client service, our people, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of advocates - engaging stakeholders in new and .....
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Johnson elected chair-elect of MN Bankers Association

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

EDEN PRAIRIE, June 30, 2010 - The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently elected Charles M. Johnson, president of Root River State Bank (Chatfield) and The First State Bank of Fountain, as the 2010-11 MBA chair-elect.

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AgStar Fund for Rural America Pledges $25,000 to Provide Disaster Relief to Farmers

Tue, Jun 29th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. (June 25, 2010) - The AgStar Fund for Rural America, AgStar Financial Services' corporate giving program, has pledged $25,000 to the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) to provide immediate relief to farmers affected by the ..... 
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AgStar Financial Services Mobilizing to Aid Victims of June 17 Storms

Thu, Jun 24th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. (June 24, 2010) - AgStar Financial Services has mobilized their team and pledged funding to help provide assistance to farmers and rural residents impacted by the severe weather of June 17th. In addition to sending nearly 100 employees ..... 
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Derek Mulhern serving as AgriGold Summer Intern

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

AgriGold has employed Derek Mulhern of Fountain, MN, as a Region 8 Sales Intern for the summer 2010 growing season. Mulhern will work with Corn Specialists Tim Hasler and Mike Paulson in Fillmore and the surrounding counties. A 2008 graduate of King ..... 
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A message from retiring bank president of First State Bank of Fountain

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

I grew up in Virginia, Minnesota and upon finishing high school I enlisted in the Marine Corps and served from 1960 to 1963. After my discharge I attended Mesabi Commuinty College and UMD majoring in Business Education. During that time period I met ..... 
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Wayman new Executive Director of Hearth Connection

Thu, Jun 17th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Richard Hooks Wayman, a nationally known homeless policy advocate, is the new Executive Director of Hearth Connection. Dedicated to ending homelessness statewide, Hearth Connection manages regional projects in the North, Metro, and Southeastern count ..... 
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TRI-COUNTY ELECTRIC AWARDS $22,250 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL STUDENTS

Tue, Jun 15th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (3:30 p.m. June 15, 2010)- Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) recently awarded $22,250 in scholarship to 48 local high school students. Since 1991 the cooperative has given $172,437 to area high school graduates.

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2010 Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Nominations are now being accepted for Fillmore County residents to identify senior citizens who provide outstanding volunteer service.

The Minnesota Board on Aging, along with the Minnesota State Fair Board and the Minnesota Federation of ..... 
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