Minneapolis live music venue First Avenue & 7th St Entry awarded its website overhaul to Morsekode, also in Minneapolis. … Patrick Rosenstiel, CEO of Ainsley Shea Communications, and Jon Commers, principal at Donjek Inc., launched a joint venture, Donjek + Ainsley Shea, based in St. Paul. … The Lacek Group, a Minneapolis-based loyalty marketing company, was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Loyalty Services Providers, Q3 2019 report. … Minneapolis agency Morsekode‘s video work for instrument maker CodaBow received gold in the music branded content category at the 2019 Telly Awards.
Pope Architects has welcomed Nichole Klonowski as business development director.
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co., Minneapolis, has named Camille Helou director of Twin Cities operations, succeeding Craig Francois who is retiring and also announced the promotion of Bob Janssen to senior project manager.
Andersen Corp., a Bayport-based maker of windows and doors, announced it has awarded $2,500 each in scholarships to 20 children and stepchildren of active Andersen employees. … Saint John’s University, St. Joseph, announced six new members to the Board of Trustees: Rev. Ian Dommer, Steve Halverson, Tom Hokr, Kelly Skalicky, Michael Urbanos and Dan Whalen; Hokr was named as Alumni Trustee; Greg Schroeder was named the faculty representative and Sam Laux was named the student representative to the board.
Wells Fargo announced the planned opening of a branch in the Larking residential tower and street retail, 8th Street & Portland Avenue, Minneapolis. … St. Paul-based Hiway Federal Credit Union President and CEO Dave Boden was named to the board of directors for the Minnesota Credit Union Network, the state’s trade association for Minnesota’s credit unions.
Ben Baglio will join the state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development as the Governor’s Workforce Development Board coordinator.
Avivo, a Minneapolis-based provider of chemical, mental health services, career education, and employment services, announced that Emily Bastian has been hired as vice president of chemical and mental health services. … Health Dimensions Group, a Minnetonka-based post-acute, long-term care, and senior living consulting and management firm, announced that Dave Schutt has been named executive director in training. … United Skin Specialists, a Plymouth-based physician-led network of dermatology clinics, announced the appointment of Greg Meadows as its chief executive officer. … Alina Health Group, Minneapolis, announced the opening of a customer service center at 8880 Evergreen Blvd., Coon Rapids.
Bailiwick, a Chaska-based IT managed services company, was honored with the 2019 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness.
Robert Aronson, an attorney and shareholder in the immigration department of Minneapolis-based Fredrikson & Byron, was named chairman of HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees. … Jeff Baill has been named the 101st president of the Hennepin County Bar Association. Baill is a partner at Yost & Baill, Minneapolis, where he practices insurance subrogation. … Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr announced that partner Alain M. Baudry and associate Matthew R. Veenstra have joined its Minneapolis office. … Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Minneapolis, announced that 13 of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; Super Lawyers: W. Joseph Bruckner, Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, H. Theodore Grindal, Richard Lockridge, Charles Nauen, Karen Hanson Riebel, Robert Shelquist, and Heidi Silton; Rising Stars: Kate Baxter-Kauf, Brian Clark, and Rachel Kitze Collins. … Faegre Baker Daniels, Minneapolis, announced five lateral hires across four offices: Traci McKee, Fort Myers, Fla.; Jim Frederick, Washington, D.C.; Paul Del Aguila, Chicago; Pete Goss and Kevin Boot, Minneapolis. … Henson Efron, Minneapolis, announced its 2019 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars & 2018 North Star Lawyers Honorees: Clark Opdahl, Christopher Burns, Alan Eidsness, Melissa Nilsson, Lisa Spencer, Jaime Driggs, William Forsyth, Kathryn Graves, Anne Haaland, Court Anderson, Joseph Dixon, Jr., Eric Friske, Benjamin Hamborg, Scott Neilson, David Bradley Olsen, Bruce Recher, Stuart Williams, Stephen Hopkins.
The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, Buffalo, Minn., and Minnesota TurkeyResearch & Promotion Council announced the following award winners: Ranelius Award: Pete Rothfork, Rothfork Associates, Melrose; Turkey Promoter of the Year Award: Kim Halvorson, current MTRPC President and a turkey grower from Morristown; Allied Lifetime Achievement Award: Gregg Veldman, senior business manager at Evonik Corp., Becker. … The Minnesota High Tech Association announced that Jeff Tollefson will serve as its next president, effective Aug. 5. Tollefson was most recently the chief strategic growth officer of Genesys Works. … Janssen Hang has accepted the executive director position at the Hmong American Farmers Association, St. Paul; Pakou Hang will transition to executive director emeritus position and will leave the organization on Nov. 16. … The Midwest Poultry Federation Convention was named to the Trade Show Executive Fastest 50, which annually recognizes the significant trade shows of the previous year. Midwest Poultry Federation is based in Buffalo, Minn. … The City Center Partnership, a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, announced that JO Guck Bailey has been selected as the part-time Interim City Center Partnership Director.
Brooklyn Center Rotary announced 16 local programs and four international projects were funded for a total of $16,750 for its 2019 Foundation grant list.
The Vomela Cos., a St. Paul-based visual marketing agency, announced that Lou Raiola has joined the company as director of Corporate Social Responsibility & Cause Marketing.
Core Living Cos., a Minnetonka-based owner of multi-family, senior and student housing compelxes, announced that it has appointed Todd Eatmon as president to help oversee and lead the continuing expansion of the company across the six-state region. … Davis, Minneapolis, announced that it has promoted three property management employees in its Minneapolis, Phoenix and Bismarck offices: Margaret (Peggy) Schatz, vice president of Property Management; Linda Tierney, vice president of Asset Management and Business Development, and Jerry Anderson, senior business development and property manager.
Lazydays, The RV Authority, announced the opening of a franchised RV service facility in Anoka.
Arvig, a Perham, Minn.-based fiber broadband and telecommunications provider, announced that Katharine Brown has been hired as an Enterprise Retail Fiber Sales Manager for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan and surrounding areas. … EXB Solutions, Plymouth, announce its partnership with Peraton on the NASA Sense Contract. EXB Solutions will provide software engineering services in support of Peraton’s 5-year, $1.8 billion award.
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