Biz buzz for Sept. 6, 2010
HIRES AND PROMOTIONS The AMSOIL technical department has hired Patricia Stoll as business segment manager, where her focus will be on business strategy development for the auto and light-truck market. Stoll most recently was the marketing service...
HIRES AND PROMOTIONS
The AMSOIL technical department has hired Patricia Stoll as business segment manager, where her focus will be on business strategy development for the auto and light-truck market. Stoll most recently was the marketing services manager for Genesis Attachments, a manufacturer of heavy construction tools. She has prior experience working in education, telecommunications and advertising. She graduated from Bemidji State University with a bachelor's degree in technical illustration and graphic design and she has begun work on her MBA.
Joel Maart joined the AMSOIL accounting and finance team as a financial analyst. Maart worked for Northland Mission Inc. for several years and most recently for Advanstar, where he was a senior financial
Lucas Haugen joins the AMSOIL technical sale
department as a technical sales representative. He comes to the company after seven years with
St. Gobain, a large international firm. He graduated with an industrial engineering degree from North Dakota State University. He also completed his MBA from St. Thomas University while working for St. Gobain.
Leanne Joynes recently was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for ZMC Hotels Inc. Joynes' primary responsibility will be to provide direction, coordination and support for all sales and marketing functions of ZMC properties companywide. ZMC Hotels owns and operates 30 hotels in 12 states,
Savories Catering and the Vista Fleet in Duluth, along with the Chattanooga Riverboat in Tennessee. Joynes was hired in 1991. She was director of sales for many years. She also was general manager at the Inn on Lake Superior and the Edgewater Resort & Waterpark. For the past three years, Joynes was ZMC Hotels' regional director of sales and marketing.
Bethany Owen has been named the new president of Superior Water, Light and Power Co. SWL&P is a wholly owned subsidiary of Allete Inc. Owen will oversee all of SWL&P's electric, water and gas operations in Northwestern Wisconsin. Owen is the first woman president and the 11th person to lead SWL&P in its 121-year history. Owen joined
ALLETE in July 2002 as an attorney in the Legal Services Department. In 2004 she was promoted to senior attorney. In early 2009, Owen was named
director-Transmission Regulatory Compliance and Business Support for Minnesota Power, an operating division of Allete. In that role, she was responsible for developing and implementing NERC and FERC compliance program initiatives, monitoring and responding to evolving federal and state transmission regulatory and policy issues, supporting Minnesota Power's Participation in the CapX2020 initiative, leading her area's involvement in various MISO transmission tariff issues, and directing transmission customer contract development and administration activities.
Northeast Higher Education District recently hired Carmen Bradach and Annette Koski. Bradach joins the district as the chief human resource officer. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree with a major in human resource management from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Koski has assumed the role of executive assistant to the president. She is a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Virginia and Mesabi Range Community and Technical College. The Northeast Higher Education District is made up of Hibbing Community College, Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, Mesabi Range Community and Technical College in Eveleth and Virginia, Rainy River Community College in International Falls and Vermilion Community College in Ely. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Kelly Burger, director of the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, recently was appointed by Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle to sit on the statewide Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission. The new commission is charged with exploring ways to overcome roadblocks encountered on a daily basis by low-income Wisconsin residents coping with consumer, housing, public benefit, domestic and other civil legal issues. CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS
White Community Hospital in Aurora recently received a Level IV trauma designation from the Minnesota Statewide Trauma System of the Minnesota Department of Health. A trauma designation recognizes a hospital's resources and capabilities to care for trauma patients. The Level IV designation is given to hospitals that can demonstrate their proficiency in evaluating, stabilizing and diagnosing trauma patients prior to transfer to a larger trauma center. BOARD ELECTIONS
Rick Revoir recently was appointed by the Duluth City Council to the Duluth Seaway Port of Authority Board of Commissioners. He will complete the remaining two years of a six-year term held previously by Thomas A. Clure, who died in May. Since 2004, Revoir has been an assistant professor in the School of Business and Technology at the College of St. Scholastica, teaching both accounting and health-care finance courses. Revoir earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from UMD and his MBA from Arizona State University. He is a certified public accountant (Arizona license) and is pursuing a doctorate at UMD. Revoir serves on the Finance Committee of St. Scholastica's Board of Trustees and is a past member of the board of Lutheran Campus Ministry of Minnesota. GRAND OPENING/OPEN HOUSE
Auto Care Collision Center, 4757 W. Arrowhead Road in Hermantown, will celebrate its reopening with an open house, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. It features a ribbon-cutting by the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce followed by a free barbecue featuring meats from Adolph Store. The grand reopening is celebrating the recent change in ownership and new improvements to the business. Auto Care was purchased in June by Stephanie and Dennis Adamski.
The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency offers an open house for the Youth Foyer from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at 302 12th St. S. in Virginia. A short presentation will occur at 2:30 p.m. and light refreshments and a tour of the complex will be provided. The Foyer is a permanent housing project for homeless youths ages
16-21. The overall goal of the 15-unit building is to help disadvantaged youths become self-sufficient and successfully transition to adulthood. The Foyer has a training room, community room and high-tech conference room for use by local nonprofits and partner agencies for free.
Yoga North hosts its fall open house from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at 4628 Pitt St. There will be free 30-minute active participation class demonstrations (wear comfortable clothing), as well as discounts on items. Go to www.yoganorth
duluth.com to see the open house class schedule and for more information.
ON-SITE Professional Cleaning Inc., a local cleaning and restoration company with more than 25 years' experience, will join the SERVEPRO System. SERVPRO is a nationwide leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration with more than 1,500 franchises in operation across the country. Under its new name, SERVPRO of the Twin Ports, the business officially will open its franchise's doors on Oct. 1. 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, e-mail email@example.com , or fax (218) 720-4120.