Ameriprise Financial advisor honored

Sam Steidl – a financial advisor with private wealth advisory practice Steidl, Benzinger, Tatge, Seifert & Engebretson – recently qualified for Ameriprise Financial’s annual recognition program Circle of Success.

With 13 years of experience at Ameriprise Financial, Steidl established himself as one of the company’s top advisors. Few high-performing advisors earn this distinction.

Ameriprise Financial has been helping clients with their financial futures for more than 125 years. With a network of around 10,000 financial advisors and asset management, advisory and insurance capabilities, the company serves the full range of consumer financial needs.

Steidl provides financial advice anchored in understanding client needs and expectations, delivered in one-on-one relationships with his clients. For more information, call 320-762-8141 or visit the Alexandria office at 817 Broadway St.

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Alexandria nonprofit receives national recognition

Central Minnesota Elder Network’s Respite Care Program recently received national recognition.

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center awarded the Alexandria nonprofit as an Innovative Provider of Respite Services. Elder Network was selected as one of four recipients among respite programs across the U.S.

Elder Network’s program was acknowledged for its commitment to caregivers and care recipients.

Established in 1996, the nonprofit was formed to be a companionship program for aging residents in central Minnesota. In addition to its respite care program, Elder Network works to provide companionship to seniors, connecting community volunteers with clients in a variety of ways including in-person visits, phone calls and a mailing card program. All services are provided to clients at little or no cost.

Through ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, Elder Network’s respite program model will be shared with similar care organizations across the country.

For more information about Elder Network, call 320-763-9084 or email eldernet@alexandriaeldernetwork.com.

Local entrepreneur grows residential dumpster franchise business

Bin There Dump That – a residential dumpster rental franchise company with locations in the U.S. and Canada – is a network of small businesses on the rise.

The company reached and passed its 200-franchise milestone in 2021. The total number of active franchises is up by 53.7% over the past three years, according to CEO Mike Kernaghan.

Jeremy Brovold, Alexandria resident and Bin There Dump That entrepreneur, said he is proud to be part of that success story.

“We offer home and business owners in the Alexandria area a unique dumpster rental experience with an attention to detail which is not common in the dumpster rental industry,” Brovold said. “We know that our customer-focused approach works because our business and our franchise network continue to grow.”

Bin There Dump That dumpsters range in capacity up to 20 yards to accommodate a wide variety of residential projects from simple clean-ups to major renovations.

To learn more about renting a dumpster or to discuss a project with a dumpster consultant, call 320-304-0093 or email alexandria@bintheredumpthat.com.