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Biz Buzz (Oct. 17, 2008)

FORMER DULUTHIAN * Patrick Johns, a Duluth native and president of Anoka-Ramsey Community College, was named the 2008 District 5 Pacesetter of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. The annual award is given to a com...

JOHNS
JOHNS

FORMER DULUTHIAN

* Patrick Johns, a Duluth native and president of Anoka-Ramsey Community College, was named the 2008 District 5 Pacesetter of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. The annual award is given to a community college president or chief executive officer who has demonstrated special leadership and support in marketing and public relations. District 5 includes two-year colleges in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Manitoba.

Johns is a graduate of Marshall (Cathedral) School and earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Minnesota Duluth, a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a doctorate in education from the University of South Dakota.

GRAND OPENING/OPEN HOUSE

* Cosmetology Careers Unlimited hosts an open house from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at 121 W. Superior St. The event includes expert Sassoon demonstrations, tours, scholarship information, refreshments and drawings. Call 722-7484 for information.

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NEW NAMEM

* The Northwest Long-Term Care District will do business as NorthernBridges, a managed care organization offering long-term care services to elders and adults with disabilities.

NorthernBridges will be under contract with the state of Wisconsin to offer the "Family Care" model of long-term care in northwest Wisconsin beginning in March. The organization will serve the counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn. Visit www.nwfamilycare.com for more information.

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