American Solutions for Business promotes two

Two employees at American Solutions for Business recently received promotions.

Taylor Borst has been named director of marketing, events and public relations. Since joining ASB in 2015, she has worked as a strategic operations support coordinator, promotional product specialist and head of communications and public relations.

Nate Disrud has been promoted to director of technology. Disrud has been promoted four times since being hired at ASB in 2012.

Founded in 1981, American Solutions for Business is based in Glenwood. Over the years, it has evolved into a leading distributor, providing customers with print, promotional and office products as well as personal protective equipment, eCommerce, fulfillment and more.

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Alomere Health announces scholarship opportunity

The Alomere Health Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship for an individual seeking higher education in a healthcare related field.

The scholarship is paid directly to the recipient’s school of admission in two installments. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must show successful admission to a postsecondary institution, live in a community served by Alomere and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applications must be received by Monday, May 31. The Alomere Health Foundation Committee will review the entries, and the recipient will be notified by July 1.

To receive an application or ask questions, reach out to Marilyn Craig by calling 762-6024 or emailing mcraig@alomerehealth.com.

Students attend virtual workshop about saving energy

More than 30 students from New London-Spicer and Minnewaska Area School Youth Eco Solutions (YES!) teams participated in the “Lights! Water! Action!” workshop.

YES! empowers youth to create solutions to ecological challenges through community-based, hands-on projects. The goal of the virtual event was for students to learn about ways to reduce their energy and water footprint, starting at home. Each participant was given an energy kit and survey to complete and return to their teacher as proof of installation.

The survey was created by Jacob Selseth of Clean Energy Resource Teams to walk students through the energy use in their home and help them identify ways to reduce their energy load and water usage.

Dan Tepfer of Kandiyohi Power Cooperative and Ryan Rooney of Runestone Electric Association spoke to the students about how they support energy conservation in the community and why this project is important. They also shared their unique career paths that lead them to be leaders in the field of energy.

6th & Broadway Clothing and Decor partners with fashion brand

Liverpool Los Angeles chose to partner with 6th & Broadway Clothing and Decor in Alexandria, along with 86 other independent retail stores across the nation, to act as premier Liverpool specialty stores.

Liverpool will help these small businesses grow and offer consumers a unique, in-store experience. Exclusive marketing, visual merchandising enhancements, independent business analysis and nationwide community building are a few of the ways Liverpool is working with business owners. Partnering stores will carry the full Liverpool collection including denim, essential knits, core products and more.

Edina Realty Foundation celebrates 25 years of supporting the homeless

This year, the Edina Realty Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary of offering financial support to nonprofits aiming for homelessness prevention or directly serving homeless individuals, children and families in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Founded in 1996, the Foundation was created to invest in the local communities Edina Realty serves to give everyone a better place to call home. The Foundation is supported by donated funds and volunteer time by Edina Realty agents and employees.

To ensure financial support is distributed in the communities Edina Realty serves, the staff of each of the 70 offices decides how to disperse the money raised in their local market every year. Since it was established, the Edina Realty Foundation has raised more than $10 million with 4,725 grants.

Recent donations from the Edina Realty Alexandria office include Habitat for Humanity Douglas County, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge and West Central MN Communities Action.