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Biz Buzz for April 25

HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * Jim Marchetti was recently hired as managing director of Northland Foundation's Assisted Living Initiative. Marchetti has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and management experience. In 1994, Marchetti helped to establ...

HIRES AND PROMOTIONS

* Jim Marchetti was recently hired as managing director of Northland Foundation's Assisted Living Initiative. Marchetti has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and management experience. In 1994, Marchetti helped to establish the highly successful Interim Healthcare franchise in Duluth, where he served as the business development director until the sale of the business in October 2007.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

* Dr. James Boulger, director of the Family Medicine Preceptorship Program and director of alumni relations for the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth Campus, was presented with the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians' President's Award on April 17. The award is presented to the individual who made an outstanding contribution to the specialty of family medicine and the academy.

* Joanna Burns received the Medical Student Award for Contributions to Family Medicine. The award recognizes a fourth-year medical student for family medicine activities at a community, medical school, state or national level. Burns was described as a creative person with high ethical standards. While working in Cloquet as part of the medical school's rural physician association program, Burns made herself available for nearly every delivery, took extra call shifts and spent extra time with local services such as the public health nursing group. Even more exemplary, nominators said, she was able to quickly and easily find new information as well as apply it to clinic situations.

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* Jim Brandenburg, acclaimed Ely photographer and filmmaker, has been named as the recipient of the A.P. Anderson Award, an honor presented annually by the Anderson Center of Interdisciplinary Studies to recognize significant contributions to the cultural and artistic life of Minnesota.

* Blue Lake Gallery of Duluth has been selected as a nominee in Niche magazine's 2008 Top Retailer Awards. The awards recognize the nation's best craft retailers, arts nonprofits, museums and guilds for expanding and strengthening the American craft community. Award winners will be announced on Aug. 3.

BOARD ELECTIONS

* Dr. David Hutchinson, a board-certified family physician with Duluth Family Practice Center, was recently installed as president of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians. As president, he will serve as the official representative and spokesperson for MAFP, be a member of the Board of Directors and chair the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

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