On the Street business news, June 17

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Amborn is president of EABCO

E. Arthur Brown Company, Inc. announced that Emily Amborn is its new president.

Emily Amborn

Amborn has been with the company for 14 years in shipping, customer service, HR, shareholder relations, website, and email promotions.

In recent years she has taken on leadership roles in adding the latest tools and methods of digital marketing, and seeking ways to grow and improve the company for shareholders and employees alike. “In truth, she is already doing much of what a good leader does for a business,” the company said in a news release. “And so, we're excited for the future of EABCO under the leadership of Emily Amborn."

JLG’s Maher receives traveling study award

JLG Architects’ Derek Maher, AIA, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Ralph Rapson Traveling Study Award presented by the Minnesota Architectural Foundation.

In a design competition based on a commons and theater space scheme for St. Paul’s Cass Gilbert Memorial Park, Maher overcame 26 entrants and four other finalists. He will receive funding of $16,000 to advance his education in architecture through travel.


Maher has been a project designer with JLG Architects since 2011, receiving his master of architecture from North Dakota State University in 2008. He will use his funding to study Renaissance architecture throughout Italy, documenting his experience through film, photography, and drawings.

“I am excited to explore the relevancy of tradition in architecture and the possibility of reinvigorating contemporary work with a similar discipline, order and attention to detail that the Renaissance masterpieces embody,” said Maher.

In the documentation, Maher will emphasize how the grandiose can be effectively mediated to respond to the human scale, and how varying scales affect perception, emotion, and overall well being.

Kellerman joins Bell Bank in Alexandria

Bryan Kellerman has joined Bell Bank in Alexandria as vice president/commercial banker. In his role, Kellerman provides loans to businesses, gaining an understanding of their industry, operations and lending needs as he builds a long-term banking relationship.

Bryan Kellerman

Originally from Leonard, N.D., Kellerman earned bachelor’s degrees in business management and marketing from the University of North Dakota. He started his career in 2005 and has worked in commercial and agriculture lending for 17 years.

Kellerman and his wife, Jillian, live in Alexandria and have two children.

Coldwell Banker Crown Realtors hires Dahl

Barb Dahl has joined Coldwell Banker Crown Realtors as a full-time independent sales associate working out of the Alexandria office at 625 Broadway St.

Dahl has been helping home buyers and home sellers since 1998. With a business growing in the Minneapolis and western suburbs area, Dahl moved to the cabin here in lake country in 2019. She has over 20 years of experience in residential real estate sales.


"We are thrilled to have Barb Dahl join our team! She has a history of proven success in helping her clients around the great state of Minnesota. Barb is an accomplished real estate expert and aligns well with our company culture and values. I am confident her expertise will be an asset to one of our most dynamic markets," said Brandon Johnson, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Crown Realtors.

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