On the Street - October 19, 2012Supervisory technician Josh Eddy and Clint Thilges at Custom Crown Craft (Certified Dental Laboratory) in Alexandria recently completed a hands-on course from Trubyte Dentures.
--Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) Foundation welcomes Angie Gasior to the foundation team as the director of alumni relations and annual giving. In this position, Gasior will organize alumni events and continue to build relationships with the current donors and the 29,000 ATCC alumni.
Gasior brings five plus years of foundation experience working at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation. She has lived in Alexandria with her husband, Craig, for four years and recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Kallie. Gasior teaches for District 206 and serves as a board member for the Alexandria Newcomers.
--Becky (Wilken) Nelson, sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, recently returned from Dallas, Texas, where she was honored on stage and awarded a diamond ring on the Sales Directors National Court of Sales.
--Book It!, the national reading incentive program created by Pizza Hut, is beginning its 28th year with enrollment in 680,000 classrooms across the country. More than 14 million students in 38,000 schools are involved in the Book It! reading program.
Teachers and librarians set monthly goals and present students with a reading award certificate when goals are met. Students take the certificates to a Pizza Hut restaurant, where they are congratulated by a team member and given a free, one-topping personal pan pizza.
Partnering with author Jeff Kinney and his book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid for the 2012-13 school year, Book It! introduced Read Your Heart Out, a five-step quest motivating children to make reading an important part of everyday life.
Resources are available for each step of the quest at www.bookitprogram.com/readyourheartout/.
--Bremer Bank announced the hire of Brent Gundberg to the Investment, Management and Trust team. Gundberg will serve as a trust officer focused on developing and servicing new investment management, retirement planning and 401(k) business. He will be located in the Alexandria downtown office.
Prior to joining Bremer, Gundberg was a managing partner of Midwest Health Benefits, Inc. in Alexandria and a senior sales representative for Fortis Benefits in Minneapolis. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead.
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $8.1 billion regional financial services company, jointly-owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF).
--Supervisory technician Josh Eddy and Clint Thilges at Custom Crown Craft (Certified Dental Laboratory) in Alexandria recently completed a hands-on course from Trubyte Dentures.
Also, Tina Hamilton, technician and Cad-Cam specialist, returned from North Carolina at Sirona’s certification course for design techniques and master practical applications, learning the latest of Cad/Cam technology.
Laura Brezina is celebrating her fifth year with Custom Crown as a dental technician (specializing in waxing and finishing).
Custom Crown Craft CDL is a comercial dental laboratory specializing in crowns, bridges, dentures, partials, implants and Cad/Cam technology. The continuing technical education of technicians at Custom Crown Craft is one requirement the laboratory must meet to maintain its national certification.
--Dakota Supply Group (DSG) has acquired MDM Supply, a distributor of plumbing, HVAC and industrial PVF (pipe, valves, fittings) supplies. MDM Supply has locations in Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell and Missoula, Montana.
MDM Supply will retain its name and staff. While it will become a division of DSG, virtually everything else will be “business as usual” for both customers and manufacturers. The acquisition of MDM Supply will add nearly 70 employee owners to DSG.
DSG is one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing distributors of innovative electrical, plumbing, HVAC/R, communications, utility, metering technology, automation and waterworks products.
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