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Biz Buzz for July 18

HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:...

HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired
Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced
Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and
Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer
Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * 
Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners
Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and
Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist
Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant
Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* 
Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced
Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including
Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball,
Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy,
Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit,
Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore,
Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas,
Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and
James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers
Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and
Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm -
Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko,
John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys,
Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and
Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys,
Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and
Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded
Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week. * Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS * 
Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE * Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS * St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired
Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced
Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and
Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer
Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * 
Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners
Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and
Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist
Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant
Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* 
Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced
Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including
Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball,
Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy,
Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit,
Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore,
Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas,
Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and
James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers
Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and
Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm -
Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko,
John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys,
Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and
Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys,
Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and
Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded
Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682133","attributes":{"alt":"Ken Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Ken Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.HIRES AND PROMOTIONS* NorthShore Inline Marathon of Duluth hired [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682101","attributes":{"alt":" Brandon Colucci ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" Brandon Colucci ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Brandon Colucci of Prior Lake, Minn., as race director. Colucci is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing a degree in marketing analytics and a minor in entrepreneurship. At UMD, he is on the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. * St. Luke’s announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682102","attributes":{"alt":"Suzy Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Suzy Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Suzy Johnson was hired as director of health information management, and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682103","attributes":{"alt":"Kim Terhaar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kim Terhaar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kim Terhaar was promoted to vice president of strategy and innovation. Johnson has worked for St. Luke’s health information management department since 2002 and most recently served as manager of processing and data integrity. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the College of St. Scholastica’s health information department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health information management from CSS. Terhaar also has worked for St. Luke’s since 2002 and was most recently director of clinic operations. She earned her degree in health information management from CSS and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. * Professional engineer [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682104","attributes":{"alt":"Jeffrey Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jeffrey Anderson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jeffrey Anderson of MSA Professional Services’ Duluth office was promoted to team leader from senior project manager. Anderson, a Duluth native, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting and is a certified wetland delineator. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. * [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682105","attributes":{"alt":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Dr. Rebecca Prosecky","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Dr. Rebecca Prosecky of Superior was hired as a veterinarian at Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior. Prosecky earned her veterinary degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 16 years of veterinary experience.* Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed nurse practitioners [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682106","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Davis","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Davis","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Davis and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682107","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Griffith","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Griffith","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Griffith, psychotherapist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682108","attributes":{"alt":"Katie Onofreychuck","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Katie Onofreychuck","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Katie Onofreychuck and physician assistant [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682109","attributes":{"alt":"Kadi Weyandt","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Kadi Weyandt","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Kadi Weyandt. Davis will care for patients in the podiatry department and wound clinic. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified as an adult health nurse practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Griffith joined the endocrinology department. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from CSS and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Onofreychuck, who received her master’s degree in social work from University of Minnesota Duluth, will work with the behavioral health department.Weyandt, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, joined the emergency medicine department at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.* [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682110","attributes":{"alt":"Thomas Lamb","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Thomas Lamb","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Thomas Lamb, a professional engineer, was hired by American Engineering Testing as a principal engineer and engineering manager at its Duluth office. Lamb graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has more than 35 years of experience. He also holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from Green Building Certification Institute and is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS* St. Luke’s Birthing Center was recognized as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The birthing center was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. It is the first Minnesota hospital to receive the title. * Messina and Associates announced [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682111","attributes":{"alt":"Deena Shykes","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Deena Shykes","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Deena Shykes was named agent of the week.* Two Duluth law firms announced several of their attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers as well as rising stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.Seven attorneys from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick law firm were named Super Lawyers including [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682112","attributes":{"alt":"Stephanie Ball","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Stephanie Ball","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Stephanie Ball, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682113","attributes":{"alt":"Shawn Dunlevy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Shawn Dunlevy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Shawn Dunlevy, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682115","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Kanuit","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Kanuit","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Kanuit, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682116","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Kilgore","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Kilgore","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Kilgore, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682117","attributes":{"alt":"Paul Loraas","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Paul Loraas","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Paul Loraas, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682118","attributes":{"alt":"Daniel Maddy","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Daniel Maddy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Daniel Maddy and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682119","attributes":{"alt":" James Stewart","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":" James Stewart","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]James Stewart. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers. She is a civil litigation specialist certified by Minnesota State Bar Association and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in the Twin Cities. Stewart is also a graduate of UMTC and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kanuit and Maddy both graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Kilgore and Loraas are real property law specialists certified by Minnesota State Bar Association. Kilgore graduated cum laude from UMTC Law School, and Loraas graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Dunley also earned his law degree from UND. FBSF lawyers [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682121","attributes":{"alt":"Eric Johnson","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Eric Johnson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Eric Johnson and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682122","attributes":{"alt":"Mia Thibodeau ","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Mia Thibodeau ","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Mia Thibodeau were named rising stars. Johnson and Thibodeau are associate attorneys. Johnson earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and Thibodeau graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.Four attorneys from Johnson, Killen and Seiler law firm - [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682123","attributes":{"alt":"Nicholas Ostapenko","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Nicholas Ostapenko","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Nicholas Ostapenko, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682125","attributes":{"alt":"John Nys","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"John Nys","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]John Nys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682126","attributes":{"alt":"Joseph Roby Jr.","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Joseph Roby Jr.","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Joseph Roby Jr. and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682127","attributes":{"alt":"Robert Zallar","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Robert Zallar","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Robert Zallar - were named Super Lawyers. Ostapenko, Roby and Zallar are all graduates of William Mitchell. Roby earned a law degree, while Zallar and Ostapenko received juris doctor degrees - Zallar graduating cum laude.Nys earned his law degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Law. Two JKS attorneys, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682129","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Durbin","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Jessica Durbin","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Jessica Durbin and [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682131","attributes":{"alt":"Michele Miller","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Michele Miller","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Michele Miller, also were named rising stars. Durbin graduated with a law degree from UMTC where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a law degree from William Mitchell.* Northland Human Resource Association of the Twin Ports awarded [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2682132","attributes":{"alt":"Judy Aspling","class":"media-image","height":"198","title":"Judy Aspling","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"142"}}]]Judy Aspling the 2015 Leadership in Human Resources Award in April. Aspling, NHRA treasurer and former president, was recognized for her leadership and volunteerism in the field of human resources. * Thomas Precision Inc. of Rice Lake was given the Futuremakers Partner award by Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The award recognized the food processing manufacturer for its dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners including Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. Thomas Precision currently employs many WITC graduates.* ABF Freight, which has an office in Duluth, was listed in the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners in SupplyChainBrain magazine’s July/August issue. The motor carrier company was nominated to the list through a six-month online poll taken by supply chain professionals.APPOINTMENTS* 
Ken Johnson, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Minnesota Bankers Association board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term as District 5 director. Johnson has been an active member of the MBA for eight years.* Duluth attorney Jacob Baker of Hanft Fride was appointed to chairman of the 11th District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The 11th District includes a portion of St. Louis County and all of Lake, Cook and Carlton counties.District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. They work to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.NAME CHANGE* Pierce and Piszczek Fine Pianos of Duluth changed its name to Duluth Fine Pianos. The new and used piano dealership is at 405 E. Superior St. * Duluth Yoga Project now goes by the name Runa Yoga. The local yoga company leads yoga classes at Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. NEW BUSINESS/RELOCATIONS* St. Luke’s announced it will expand its Q Care Express Clinic this fall to a location inside Mount Royal Medical Clinic, a St. Luke’s primary care clinic at 1400 Woodland Ave. in Duluth. The new clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.* Halvor Logistics of Superior announced it opened a new branch last month in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The freight solutions company’s trucking side of the business, Halvor Lines, also opened a new location last month in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.* Shaleena and Murcel Demirkol of Ashland announced the opening of their new restaurant, Broad Street Eatery in Bayfield. The sit-down and delivery restaurant features stone-fired pizzas as well as Turkish and American sandwiches. It’s at 21 S. Broad St. and is open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Call (715) 913-0303 or visit Facebook.com/BroadStreetEatery for more information.Biz Buzz is a collection of business news tidbits from around the region. Send your business openings or closings, personnel changes or other news of interest in the business community to Biz Buzz, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email biz@duluthnews.com, or fax (218) 720-4120. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday.

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