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Area food shelves receive money from “Swipe Out Hunger”


Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Merchants Bank’s “Swipe Out Hunger” Facebook giveaway has concluded with more than 1,700 votes cast to benefit area food shelves.

Merchants Bank donated 5 cents each time a Merchants Bank credit card or debit card was used between November 29 and December 15, for a total of $10,000 to be split among the food shelves. Votes were placed on Merchants Bank’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MerchantsBank.

Merchants Bank representatives will be presenting food shelf representatives with checks within the coming week.

The Food Shelves were nominated by bank locations (bank locations making the nomination are noted in parentheses). There were a number of locations that nominated the same organization. The “Swipe Out Hunger” awards break down as follows:

•360 Communities (Lakeville): $270

•Cannon Falls Food Shelf (Cannon Falls): $540

•Channel One Rochester (Rochester): $569

•Eagan & Lakeville Resource Center (Apple Valley and Rosemount): $352

•Friends in Need Food Shelf (Cottage Grove): $387

•Hastings Family Services (Hastings): $751

•La Crescent Food Share (La Crescent): $2,383

•Randolph Food Shelf (Hampton): $264

•Red Wing Area Food Shelf (Red Wing): $250

•SEMCAC Houston County Food Shelf (Caledonia and Spring Grove): $387

•SEMCAC in Preston (Lanesboro): $250

•SEMCAC in Rushford (Rushford): $370

•Southeastern Minnesota Education & Resource Center (St. Charles): $250

•The Hunger Task Force (Onalaska): $2,066

•Winona Volunteer Services (Winona, Lakeside, Goodview): $1,238

A minimum of $250 was given to nominated food shelves. Total amount given away was $10,327.

Merchants Bank has $1.348 billion in assets and 20 locations. Recently, Merchants Bank announced plans to acquire an Alliance Bank location in Eau Claire, Wis. The “flagship” Merchants Bank in Winona was founded in 1875. Merchants Bank is a member FDIC and equal housing lender. Merchants Capital, the company’s leasing arm, is based in the Twin Cities. The ownership of Merchants Financial Group is made up of its employees and approximately 400 shareholders, mostly individuals and .....
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Semcac Center - comprehensive services at one location

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Semcac Clinic has been offering family planning services to the community at 76 West 3rd Street in Winona for several years. Due to the fire in Winona earlier this fall, the staff of the Semcac Outreach & Emergency Services joined the staff at the c ..... 
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James Wendel to join Pioneer Sales Rep Agency Team

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

It is my pleasure to announce that as of December 18, 2013, James Wendel will join the Pioneer Sales Rep Agency Team as your local sales representative promoting Pioneer® brand products in the Harmony, Canton, and Mabel, Minn. areas. James will pro ..... 
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Preston Emergency Service receives grant from AgStar Fund for Rural America

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Preston Emergency Service through its annual Emergency Response Equipment (EMS) Grant Program. Pres ..... 
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Salvation Army Match

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Help the Salvation Army bell ringing receive up to a $1000 match! Bell Ringing in Preston will be on Friday, December 20 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. this year if you contribute your donation on that day in Preston every dollar that you donate will be ma ..... 
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Arc Southeastern Minnesota holds Annual Awards Banquet

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

The Arc Southeastern Minnesota recently held its Annual Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting at Willow Creek Golf Course, in Rochester, Minn. on Friday, November 8, 2013. The following people were elected 2014 Officers of The Arc Southeastern Minnes ..... 
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Give to the Max Day: Presentation of award to Fillmore Central

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

Fillmore Central will again be the recipient of the challenge award between the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Spring Valley Community Foundation. The presentation will be on Tuesday, December 3 at the boys basketball game between Fillmo ..... 
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Give to the Max Day: Presentation of award to Fillmore Central

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Fillmore Central will again be the recipient of the challenge award between the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Spring Valley Community Foundation. The presentation will be on Tuesday, December 3 at the boys basketball game between Fillmo ..... 
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SEMA Equipment Inc. to hold Santa Days event

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – SEMA Equipment (SEMA) will hold its annual Santa Days and Holiday Open House events during the first week of December. The main focus of the events is collecting Toys for Tots. SEMA is a major sponsor of the Marine Corps led ..... 
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