On the street
• Angela Heidelberger was hired as vice president/mortgage loan officer at Bell State Bank and Trust in Alexandria. In her new position, Heidelberger will help customers with home financing needs, including purchase and refinance transactions.
Originally from Alexandria, Heidelberger earned a degree from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato and has been in the banking field for nearly six years. She started her career at Pioneer Bank in Mankato and later joined Bremer Bank in Alexandria.
Heidelberger and her husband, Ryan, reside in Farwell and have three children.
• Del Mari Runck, president/CEO of Neighborhood National Bank in Alexandria, was named a 2013 Top Women in Finance honoree by Finance and Commerce. Many honorees represent the banking and finance professions while others work in private business, real estate, law, accounting and nonprofit organizations.
This is the 13th year Finance and Commerce has honored women who are making outstanding contributions to their professions and communities in the state.
This year’s honorees were feted November 21 at a dinner and awards presentation at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.
• One year after completing an expansion of its building, Executive Express continues its growth and expansion by adding four new employees. Lisa Fujan was added as the new office administrator/HR coordinator, and Carla Janssen is the Minnesota assistant branch manager. Bonnie Brown is the Iowa branch manager, and Brandon Campbell is the Iowa driver vehicle coordinator.
• Attorney JoEllen Doebbert was elected to serve as senior counselor for the 16th District Bar Association. The distinction is reserved for attorneys engaged in the practice of law for at least 20 years. In that role, Doebbert will serve on the district’s executive committee for a two-year term.
Doebbert has served the District Bar in the past as president, board of governor’s representative, member and co-chair of the Sunset and Transfer Committee, District Ethics Committee chair and ethics panel investigator.
Doebbert’s office is at 121 5th Avenue West, Alexandria and at Glenfield Place, Glenwood. She practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration.
• Alexandria Technical and Community College’s (ATCC) Karen Meuwissen was awarded an Honorary Life Membership to Minnesota Collegiate DECA. Each year, one individual is given this recognition for showing dedication to vocational education and service to Minnesota Collegiate DECA.
Meuwissen has been involved with Minnesota Collegiate DECA for 12 years. She has served as a chapter advisor, board chair, served multiple terms on the board of directors and serves on the technology and policy and procedure committees. She is also an event coordinator at the International Career Development Conference.
Meuwissen is an ATCC business and marketing faculty member. She provides instruction in and out of the classroom across multiple programs in the School of Business and Information Technology.
• Kevin Donnay, AIA, was selected to be Widseth Smith Nolting’s (WSN) next president, effective December 1. He will succeed Tim Moe, who has held the position since 2004. Donnay is currently a WSN vice president and a member of the board of directors.
Donnay joined WSN in 1996 when his architectural firm, Meyer Donnay, merged with the company. He has led WSN’s architecture department for the past 12 years.
WSN now maintains eight offices in Alexandria, Brainerd/Baxter, Bemidji, Crookston, East Grand Forks, Red Wing, Rochester and Grand Forks, North Dakota, and employs 190 people representing a wide range of disciplines.
• Governor Mark Dayton recently presented Lynn Barten, a daycare and child provider in Alexandria, and 12 others each with an award for their work organizing people in the street, in government or online. The award was presented at TakeAction Minnesota 2013 Leadership Awards Celebration on November 9.
Barten received her award in recognition of her leadership at the State Capitol on the Child Care Representation Act, which gives basic rights to child care providers to choose for themselves if they want to collectively bargain.
• Marco, Inc., with an office in Alexandria, was selected as a 2013 Elite Dealer by The Week in Imaging, an online information and news publication for resellers of office technology, supplies and services.
According to The Week of Imaging publisher Scott Cullen, the award recognizes dealers who are entrepreneurs, innovators, top sellers and celebrated members of the communities in which they work and provide office technology services to organizations of all sizes.
Marco was chosen for its focus on growth, innovative marketing and sales programs, community leadership and leadership in the industry.
• Marco, Inc. announced that it has purchased the hosted/cloud services business of Twin Cities-based InCompass IT, which provides hosted applications and Infrastructure as a Service. They led the industry with the adoption of remote support technologies and implementation of Managed Services and were early to initiate cloud solutions with fully hosted desktops. It will continue to operate its consulting business under that name.
Tom Kell, InCompass IT’s president, along with the rest of its team, will join Marco at its recently expanded St. Louis Park office. Marco also will occupy InCompass IT’s existing data center space in the Century Link building in Minneapolis.
Marco helps organizations manage their information by applying network expertise to voice, data, video and print solutions. Marco was founded in 1973 and is 100 percent employee owned.
• Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) will host a Mittens and More Drive throughout the month of November. The organization’s goal is to collect as many new mittens, hats and scarfs as possible. In return, MMFCU will donate additional winter clothing, including jackets, for young and old alike.
Collections will be taken to local charities and schools to be distributed to families in need. Donations will be accepted from November 1 to 29 and hung on a mitten tree at each MMFCU branch location.
• The Itasca County Family YMCA Advisory Committee named ORB Management in Alexandria as its Owner’s Representative for planning, design and construction of an expansion and renovation of its existing facility in Grand Rapids.
The project is a collaboration of the YMCA, ElderCircle, the city of Grand Rapids and grand Itasca clinic and Hospital. It will include an active living center, clinic space, adult day stay area and improvements to key YMCA program spaces.
Tom Wacholz, ORB’s president, will facilitate and lead the project planning, design and construction processes with the construction advisory committee, which includes representatives from the YMCA, city of Grand Rapids, ElderCircle and the community at large.