OF NOTE: ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING
Damaris Hollingsworth, owner of Design by MELO, St. Louis Park, has been named as a 2020 American Institute of Architects Young Architect award winner.
Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute, a Johns Hopkins health care affiliate, has selected Minneapolis-based Preston Kelly for brand renovation and launch of a multi-media campaign targeting the greater Baltimore and the Washington, D.C. metro area. … Martin Williams Advertising, Minneapolis, announced the hire of Matt Pruett as group creative director and the promotion of Tess Nyberg to group creative director. … 10 Thousand Design, Minneapolis, was selected by Houston White, founder of H. White Men’s Room, a lifestyle brand and barbershop in North Minneapolis.
Zinpro Corp., an Eden Prairie-based provider of mineral nutrition for livestock, poultry, aquaculture and companion animals, announced that Matt Douglas has been promoted to regional business enterprise leader – North America.
Kraus-Anderson, Minneapolis, has hired Tim Kittila to serve in the new position of facilities assessment manager.
SFM Mutual Insurance Co., Bloomington, has promoted Ryan Jirak to lead its Large Accounts Team, replacing Craig Stroinski, who is scheduled to retire in April. … St. Paul accounting firm Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ announced Jayme Shuda’s promotion to shareholder and Trent Senske’s promotion to director. … Business Broker Investment Corp., Minneapolis, announced the appointment of David Deming as chief investment officer. … Sunbelt Business Advisors, Minneapolis, announced the following promotions and new hires: Len Washko, promoted to senior M&A associate; Kirill Graminschi, promoted from M&A analyst to M&A associate; Tom Stadler, hired as director of finance; Trish Meredith, promoted from senior office administrator to administrative manager; Katie Piljic, promoted to senior office administrator, and Callyn Seiler, hired as office administrator.
Plymouth-based acupuncturists network AcuNet by Fulcrum Health announced that clinical director Deb Zurcher has been appointed to a three-year term on the Acupuncture Advisory Council to the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. … Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Stephanie Stoffel to the board of directors of MNsure, the state’s public health insurance exchange, as small-employer representative, replacing former board member Edgardo Rodriguez; Stoffel, of North Mankato is vice president of technology at Scholarship America. … Minnesota Community Care announced the opening of the Downtown Clinic, 424 Dorothy Day Place in St. Paul. … The UCare Foundation has awarded more than 25 grants throughout Minnesota for health improvement initiatives benefiting underserved populations. The UCare Foundation is an arm of Minneapolis-based health insurer UCare. … Health Dimensions Group, a Minnetonka-based post-acute, long-term care, and senior living consulting and management firm, announced that Chad Ketcham has been named executive director at Highland Chateau Health + Rehabilitation Center, St. Paul.
Lexington Manufacturing, with facilities in Brainerd and Coon Rapids, announced it has earned a place in the top 100 in FDMC magazine’s FDMC 300. FDMC magazine covers best practices in woodworking technology and business. … The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Minneapolis has honored Kraus-Anderson’s new Minneapolis corporate headquarters as Outstanding Building of the Year in the 100,000-249,999 square foot category. … Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, Golden Valley, announced that it is included among the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. … CEO Chuck Runyon and President Dave Mortensen, co-founders of Woodbury-based Self Esteem Brands, parent company of Anytime Fitness, Waxing the City, Basecamp Fitness and The Bar Method, have been selected by the International Franchise Association as the 2019 IFA Entrepreneurs of the Year. … Diversified Plastics, a Plymouth-based custom plastic-injection molder and digital manufacturer of high-precision thermoplastic components, has been selected as a finalist by the Minnesota chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth‘s eighth annual BOLD Awards. … Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced its winners of the 2020 WomEn’s Leadership Forum Women of Excellence Awards: Partner of the Year: Katie Misukanis, Rasmussen College; Women/Minority owned Business of the Year: Cheryl Mohn, Udder Tech; Changemaker Award: LuAnn Paulet, Insurance By Design. Additionally, the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation will be awarding six, $1,000 scholarships to seniors attending high school in the Dakota County Region: Kate Beckwith, Rosemount High School; Sarah Braginsky, Eagan High School; Stacy Cardenas, Apple Valley High School; Fatima Garza-Ramon, Burnsville High School; Eva Lundgreen, Eastview High School; Monica Wohlhuter, Eastview High School.
Kevin M. Busch and Timothy L. Gustin were recently re-elected to three-year terms on the board of directors of Moss & Barnett, Minneapolis. … Attorney Erin M. Byom has joined Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, in the Bank & Finance and Corporate Governance Groups; the firm also announced that it has chosen shareholder Youn-Jin Kim to be a member of the 2020 class of Fellows, participating in a program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and that shareholders Lora Friedemann, Cynthia A. Moyer, John C. Pickerill and Ann Dunn Wessberg have been named to the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals for Minnesota. … Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, announced that associates TaraLynn Casperson, Seattle, and Tiana Towns, Minneapolis, have been selected for the 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program. … Messerli Kramer announced that attorney Daniel Dosch has joined the Corporate group in the Minneapolis office; Dosch previously was a law clerk for Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. … Consumer financial services attorney Lori Sommerfield has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in Minneapolis.
Aveka Group, a contract manufacturing and research and development company based in Woodbury, announced that the company has become an employee-owned S Corporation.
Sarah Strehl, chief human resources officer for Minneapolis-based educational support organization ECMC Group, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Minneapolis Downtown Council for a one-year term. The Downtown Council is political advocacy group for downtown business and community interests.
C.H. Robinson, an Eden Prairie-based national freight logistics company, announced that Executive Chairman John Wiehoff has announced his intention to retire from the company’s board of directors after the company’s annual stockholders meeting May 7. The board will announce plans for a successor chairman, to be determined at a later date. … Inspired Journeys, a provider of end-of-life services to families and individuals who are approaching death, announced it launch in St. Paul, offering end-of-life doula services, home funeral education, and funeral celebrant services in the Twin Cities area. … Business technology services company Deluxe, Shoreview, announced the appointment of William C. Cobb to its board of directors. Cobb served as president and chief executive officer of tax preparation company H&R Block from 2010 to 2017. … Pilgrim Dry Cleaners, with locations throughout the Twin Cities, is celebrating its 80th year in business.
Beckhoff Automation, a provider of automated control systems for industry, announced that Jacob Schieffer has joined the company as central regional sales manager at the company’s regional headquarters in Savage. … Digital warranty program aggregator Upsie celebrated its opening in the startup hub Osborn370, in downtown St. Paul. … Merrill Corp., a St. Paul-based global business software provider, announced the appointment of Patricia Elias as vice president, general counsel and secretary. … Central Consulting Group, a Bloomington-based partner of Deltek, an architectural, engineering and professional services software provider, announced it was named Deltek Reseller of the Year.
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