•Peterbilt Travel Plaza of Alexandria is now open in the Pipeline Truck Stop.
The company carries a full line of heavy-duty truck parts for all makes and models.
Corey Olson has been appointed as the Peterbilt manager. Olson has more than 10 years of truck parts experience serving area customers.
Peterbilt of Alexandria is owned and operated by Peterbilt of Fargo, North Dakota. The Alexandria location was chosen for its central location to an existing truck market and strong customer base.
Peterbilt of Alexandria is located off I-94, Exit 100 in the Pipeline Travel Plaza Truck Stop. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon, or call (320) 759-3947.
•Jenny Lenarz was recently hired as a customer service representative at Rice Home Medical (RHM) in Alexandria.
RHM is a medical equipment company that sells and rents medical equipment and supplies to be used in the home.
Lenarz is married and has a 10-month-old son. Her previous experience includes three years at Abbey Moor Medical. Lenarz graduated cum laude from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with a degree in health services administration.
•lia sophia recently announced top honors for its Excellent Beginnings Program Achievers for their outstanding sales accomplishments and professionalism.
Having just joined the fashion jewelry business, Wendy Schneider has earned this prestigious accomplishment in her first 15 weeks by attaining certain sales levels and by sharing lia sophia with other new advisors. lia sophia is a unique direct selling opportunity offering fashion jewelry through personalized in-home demonstrations.
•RE/MAX North Central Executive Vice President/Regional Director David Linger reports that the following associates with RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty in Alexandria were honored for their achievements in 2008:
Sheryl Bakewell and Michael Lommen were both honored for their 15 years of service to the RE/MAX organization.
Linger said, “Receiving a RE/MAX service award in today’s market is a great accomplishment. This achievement comes from a lot of hard work and commitment to customer service throughout the years. We are honored to have Sheryl and Michael as part of the RE/MAX team.”
RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty is affiliated with RE/MAX North Central and RE/MAX International.
•Judy Thielke is a recipient of the Knute Nelson’s (KN) “Tree of Excellence” award.
The award is the highest level of recognition through the KN Employee Recognition Program.
Thielke has been employed at Knute Nelson for almost four years and is currently the volunteer coordinator.
She was nominated by her peers who had this to say about her, “She knows and addresses all residents by name and with a smile…She genuinely loves to see employees at KN succeed…She demonstrates commitment to the KN mission by providing care and compassion to everyone… She has a great sense of humor, she loves to laugh and have fun in her work…She communicates well with all departments…She is a great listener and easy to talk to. She can also spark a conversation with anyone she encounters…Her positive attitude is inspiring; she is always in a good mood and looks at the brighter side of life.”
•Herberger’s is encouraging customers to participate in its semi-annual Millions Acts of Goodwill Sale. From March 11 to 24, customers who donate clean, gently-used clothing and home textiles at participating locations will receive 20 percent off coupons toward new spring merchandise, including apparel and cosmetics.
One coupon is given per donated item. The donations will be sold at Goodwill Industries retail stores, where the revenue funds job training programs and career services for people who need it most in local communities.
Herberger’s also introduced a new, interactive Web site designed to track the customer’s donations and spread the word about the event. It’s www.millionactsofgoodwill.com.