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Local propane provider receives award


Mon, Dec 21st, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Country Comfort, LLC, which provides residential and commercial propane service locally through its Selectus Energy Division of Rushford, Minn., received a 2009 Energy Summit Award from CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods company.

"Energy Summit Awards are reserved for outstanding achievement and are especially meaningful during challenging economic times," says Kevin Williams, senior vice president of energy sales at CHS. "We're very pleased to congratulate Country Comfort and recognize their discipline and leadership in providing a safe, reliable propane supply to local homeowners and businesses. They have successfully focused on increasing their operation's efficiency and providing risk management services for customers."

Energy Summit Awards are awarded based on volume growth, local department profitability, program utilization, collaboration, industry leadership and positioning for long-term survival. Country Comfort and four other winners were recognized at the annual Cenex Energy Summit, a gathering of the top 150 CHS energy customers.

Country Comfort, headquartered in Barron, Wis., provides propane services to customers throughout northwest Wisconsin. Selectus Energy, a division of Country Comfort, operates out of Rushford, Minnesota, and provides propane services to customers in southeast Minnesota. The companies are owned by Country Pride Cooperative, Shell Lake Cooperative, Barron Electric Cooperative and Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC). Locally, TEC board directors Jenny Scharmer and Roger Hegland, along with TEC president/CEO Brian Krambeer, serve on Country Comfort's board of directors.

Bluff Country Woodworks raises the bar

Fri, Dec 18th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

In a workshop resting up on the "South Hill" on the outskirts of Preston, Minn., resides Mike and Kari Odenbrett, proud owners of a new woodworking business established in June of 2009.

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Bluff Country Woodworks raises the bar

Fri, Dec 18th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

In a workshop resting up on the "South Hill" on the outskirts of Preston, Minn., resides Mike and Kari Odenbrett, proud owners of a new woodworking business established in June of 2009.

While this may be a new business to the City of Preston ..... 
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SMIF awards grant to Lanesboro Local Inc.

Fri, Dec 18th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Today Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) announced that Lanesboro Local Inc. (LL), the new and highly successful nonprofit marketplace for local food and goods, was selected for an entrepreneur grant of $19,400. The funding will help pa ..... 
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Workforce Development, Inc. excecutive director participating in White House jobs forum

Tue, Dec 8th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Randy Johnson, Executive Director of Southeast Minnesota's Workforce Development, Inc., will be participating in the December 3, 2009, White House "Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth." Approximately 130 national leaders from business, labor and other ..... 
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Lanesboro High School grad promoted to VP at PR firm

Tue, Nov 17th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

The Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Weber Shandwick today announced the promotion of Brooke Worden, APR, to vice president in the financial services practice.

During Worden's 10-year tenure with the firm, she has consistently produced measura ..... 
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Tri-County electric members donate $5,640 locally

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (3 p.m. Oct. 5, 2009)- Members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) enrolled in Operation Round Up (ORU) recently gave $5,640 in donations to worthy causes in September. The ORU Trust Board approved the following donations at its Se ..... 
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Tri-County Electric's power supplier seeks smart grid monies through stimulus bill

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (7:30 a.m. Sept. 23, 2009)- Tri-County Electric Cooperative's (TEC's) wholesale power supplier, Dairyland Power Cooperative, has submitted a $70 million stimulus funding application to the U.S. Department of Energy for smart grid techno ..... 
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Business update

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Jeffrey Eickhoff was elected president of The Fillmore County Farm Bureau at the annual meeting which was held September 24, 2009, at the Fillmore County Farm Bureau Office in Preston. Jeff said, "It is an honor to be the next president of the Fillm ..... 
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