Biz buzz for Aug. 13, 2012
HIRES AND PROMOTIONS The Sheraton Duluth Hotel and Restaurant 301 announced the hiring of Jennifer Paro as food and beverage manager. She has 12 years of food and beverage experience, including the past four years at Northland Country Club. Paro ...
HIRES AND PROMOTIONS
DSGW Architects in Duluth announced the following new hires. Jim Gregory is an intern architect proficient in Revit and 3-D modeling, with a focus on designing hospitality destinations. Gregory graduated with a master's degree in architecture from the University of Kansas. While earning his master's degree, he studied abroad in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Katherine Gerzina has two years of experience in planning and creating architectural drawings for healthcare clients. She joins the Duluth office as an intern architect to DSGW's Healthcare Studio. Prior to DSGW, Katherine worked with C. Johnson & Associates in Chicago. She earned a master's degree in architecture at the University of Illinois Chicago.
Corrie Ehrbright joined the Duluth office as an executive assistant. She will manage office operations and provide support throughout all phases of a project. Ehrbright graduated with a degree in English from the College of St. Scholastica.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
The Minnesota Journal of Law & Politics recognized Bob Falsani, Jim Balmer, Jim Peterson and Sean Quinn as 2012 Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyer designation is awarded to the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state based upon a peer-wide selection process. The four are principals of the law firm Falsani, Blamer, Peterson, Quinn & Beyer. Falsani and Peterson received the distinction for work in worker's compensation law.
Falsani is certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Attorneys and the Minnesota State Bar Association and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy.
Peterson is also certified as a civil trial specialist by the NBTA and the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Balmer has been selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer in the area of personal injury every year since 1998 and is also listed in Best Lawyers in America. He is a certified civil trial specialist by the NBTA and Minnesota Bar Association, and also a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Quinn was honored for his practice in social security disability law. Quinn on the Board of Governors for the Minnesota Association of Justice and the 11th District Bar Association Ethics Committee.
Two other attorneys, Eric Beyer and Stephanie Balmer, were named Rising Stars, a designation given to attorneys who have been in practice for less than 10 years, or are younger than 40, and deemed worthy of special recognition by the Minnesota Journal of Law & Politics. Only 6 percent of eligible Minnesota attorneys meet the criteria.
Beyer was again recognized for his expertise in worker's compensation law. Though only 39 years old, he has practiced law for 14 years and been a partner in the firm since 2003. He is a member of the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee for the Minnesota Association for Justice.
This is the sixth consecutive year associate attorney Balmer has received the honor. It was for her work in the area of personal injury.
Re/Max 1 announced Brok Hansmeyer was named listing leader for July and Lynn Nephew was named sales leader. CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS
Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth announced Amber Berg achieved hand therapy certification. Berg, an occupational therapist, completed the certification by successfully passing a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills, practicing as an occupational therapist for at least five years and having 4,000 hours of direct hand therapy experience. Berg joined Orthopaedic Associates in 2010 and specializes in therapy for upper extremities including hand rehabilitation, shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries. She has more than nine years of experience in occupational therapy in the Duluth area. She is certified in
Pilates and travels as a national fitness trainer. Berg holds a master's degree in occupational therapy from the College of St. Scholastica.
LHB employees Daniel Stine and Aaron Hansen wrote a recently published textbook titled "Interior Design Using Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012." The textbook teaches Revit Architecture while developing the interior of a two-story law office. Reader are provided an architectural model with established columns, beams, exterior walls and minimal interior walls in which to work. This allows emphasis to be placed on interior design rather than primary architectural elements. The chapter's chronology follows the typical design process. Readers learn to develop their design ideas and skills. The book is available through Amazon.com. Stine is LHB's computer-aided drafting administrator with 20 years of design experience. He is a registered architect in Wisconsin and trains LHB's staff in computer aided drafting and building information modeling. Stine also teaches these topics as an adjunct instructor at Lake Superior College and has written several textbooks used in high schools and colleges across the U.S.
Hansen is a certified interior designer at LHB with 15 years of certified interior design experience. He works mainly with LHB's Education Focus, and also works with user groups to review programming needs and create space plans; review, select, specify and coordinate new furniture while incorporating existing furniture; and select finishes.
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