On The Street
• Boomerang Marine & Sports won the 2017 Retailer of the Year Award and the President's Award at the Larson Boat Group's Annual Awards Program. Rob Parmentier, president and CEO of Larson Boat Group, praised Boomerang's "product knowledge, sales process and after-service support," saying that the Alexandria dealer had sold more Larson Boat Group products than any other dealer in the world. Boomerang is co-owned by Dick Peifer and Roger O'Hotto.
• The University of Minnesota Extension of Douglas County thanked outgoing committee member Kelly Lund of Brandon for serving six years as a member of the Douglas County Extension Committee. The Extension Committee, in partnership with the University of Minnesota, assists in approving programs, establishing budgets and selecting and evaluating professional extension staff. Extension is an outreach arm of the University of Minnesota which connects community needs with university resources. Those interested in serving as a member of the Douglas County Extension Committee should contact their county commissioner.
• Alexandria has a new business, a consultancy focused on developing strengths and leadership. Karin Weigel launched Cultivate 2 Conquer and will work with students, youths, parents, schools, businesses and teams. Weigel has five years of experience and is a Gallup certified strengths coach. She helps clients develop their strengths, something they are innately good at, as well as recognize the strengths of those around them. Cultivate 2 Conquer is on Facebook.