ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Bold Orange, Minneapolis, announced the hires of Nicole Rich, vice president, client services; Tess Fellman, account supervisor; Seth DeHaan, developer; Allie Rangel, associate creative director and Lisa Sundin, senior designer.

CONSTRUCTION

Kraus-Anderson Construction Co., Minneapolis, has hired Eric Pederson and Angela Johnson as project managers.

DEVELOPMENT

Dominium, a Plymouth-based apartment owner, developer and manager, announced the following hires: Brandon Roe, senior architectural technician; Jack Rolfe, property damage claims specialist with Dominium Construction and Architectural Services, and Jeremia Bostrom as property accountant.

EDUCATION

The 2018 Cultural Jambalaya Diversity Awards honored the following people for advancing multiculturalism/ethnic diversity in their Minnesota communities: Aaisha Said, Ben Herstig, Miranda Shapiro and Ilham Nur, student leaders HHS Responds, Hopkins High School; Anna Ross, director, Indian Education Department, Minneapolis Public Schools; Nathaniel (Nate) Beulah, 7th grade ethnic studies teacher, Northeast Middle School, Minneapolis; Nausheena Hussain, executive director, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment, Minneapolis.

ENTERTAINMENT

Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts , St. Paul, has named Laura Wertheim Joseph as gallery director.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Business services firm BerganKDV has  named Jim Stelten as market leader and Mike Duscher as sales leader for the Twin Cities market. … Bridgewater Bank, Bloomington, welcomed Lisa Salazar to the newly created role of senior vice
president Deposit Services and Emerging Products. … Hiway Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, announced that Andy Deans has been promoted to mortgage servicing manager. … U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, has named Mahesh Kharkar as its northern California market president and also announced that Ismat Aziz will become chief human resources officer in Minneapolis. In addition, U.S. Bank Wealth Management has announced that Jason Burkey-Skye was named regional managing director of Ascent Private Capital Management in Denver. … Bell Bank, Bloomington, announced the hires of Hailey Margetta as VP/commercial lender, Robert (Bob) Smiley as SVP/mortgage servicing and Larry McCabe as SVP/special assets manager. …  Minneapolis-based mergers and acquisitions firm SealedBid Marketing is celebrating its 25th anniversary. … North Dakota-based Alerus, with numerous operations in Minnesota, has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2018 by American Banker.

GRANTS

The Minnesota High Tech Association has received one of 24 $125,000 awards in the U.S. Small Business Administration‘s Federal and State Technology Partnership Program. … Greater Twin Cities United Way, Minneapolis, announced that it was awarded a $990,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development as part of the Minnesota Capacity Building Grant Program to strengthen the nonprofit sector.

HEALTH CARE

NuWay, a Minneapolis provider of recovery services, has named Kenneth L. Roberts chief clinical officer and Monique Bourgeois chief community relations officer. … Twin Cities Orthopedics, Golden Valley, announced a partnership with Catalyst Medical Clinic, effective Jan. 1. Catalyst has clinics in Chaska and Watertown and is led by Dr. Scott Jensen, who is also a Minnesota state senator. … MNsure, the state of Minnesota’s public health insurance exchange, announced the appointment of Nate Clark as chief executive officer.

HONORS

Menards, Eau Claire, Wis., ranked highest in customer satisfaction among home improvement retailers, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction Study. … The U.S. Small Business Administration is honoring 12 Minnesota lenders for their commitment to small businesses: Central Minnesota Credit Union, Financial Security Bank, BankVista, Sunrise Banks, KleinBank, Wells Fargo Bank, Minnwest Bank, Central Minnesota Development Co., Minnesota Business Finance Corp., Meda, African Development Center and Southwest Initiative Foundation. … Verizon Business has named Maple Grove, St. Cloud and Eagan to its Top 50 list of cities for small businesses. … Finance & Commerce, Minneapolis, is recognizing this year’s Top Women in Finance; Laurie Nordquist, Wells Fargo’s new CEO and president for the Upper Midwest, and Kim Brown, president of JNBA Financial Advisors, are named to the Finance Hall of Fame. They are among 45 honorees in the 18th awards program. … Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has made Fodor’s Travel‘s list of the top 12 North American Airports Where You Can Pet a Therapy Dog.

LAW

Bye, Goff & Rohde, River Falls, Wis., announced that attorney Cristina M. Wirth has joined the firm. … Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, has elected six new shareholders: Jeremy P. Duehr, Youn-Jin Kim, Andrew J. Neumann, Nicholas J. Monson, Patrick J. Seul and David G. Waytz. … Fafinski Mark & Johnson, Eden Prairie, announced that attorney Schaan Barth has joined the HR & Employment and Litigation practice groups.

MEDIA

St. Paul-based Twin Cities PBS (TPT) has hired Colleen Wilson in the new position of vice president of digital publishing. Wilson previously worked at San Francisco’s PBS station, KQED. … Forum Communications, Fargo, N.D., has named Aaron Becher vice president of newspaper operations. The company runs more than 30 newspapers in Minnesota and three other states. … Duluth-based BusinessNorth, publishers of BusinessNorth and Scenic Range News Forum, announced that it has acquired Lake Superior Magazine.

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

PetVivo Holdings, an Edina biomedical device company for pets and pet therapeutics, announced the addition of Daniel P. Collins as chief science officer. … Starkey Hearing Technologies, Eden Prairie, has named Bill Courtney chief financial officer. Courtney formerly worked at Medtronic.

ORGANIZATIONS

Minnesota Medicine, the 100-year-old journal of the Minnesota Medical Association, has named Dr. Zeke J. McKinney chief medical editor. He replaces the retiring Dr. Charles R. Meyer.

REAL ESTATE

Coldwell Banker Burnet, Edina, announced that Brian Bolier will serve as the company’s senior vice president; in addition, John Angell has been named branch manager of the Woodbury office and Adam Nyberg will collaborate on managing the Hudson office in Wisconsin.

RETAIL

Franchised fashion retailer Plato’s Closet has opened a location at 1935 Beam Ave., Maplewood. … Bluestem Group, an Eden Prairie-based holding company for direct-to-consumer retail brands, has named Mark Williams president of its Northstar Portfolio.

SERVICES

Auto service franchise Grease Monkey announced that it will open its first Minnesota store at 14310 Huntington Avenue in Savage. The center is owned and operated by Curtis and Casey Romano. … The Reserve, a Twin Cities-based professional shared workplace, is opening near 35W and Hwy36 in Roseville.

TECHNOLOGY

The Nerdery, a Minneapolis-based digital consultancy, announced its inclusion as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s August 2018 Market Guide for Digital Business Consulting Services. … CaptureLife, a Minneapolis-based photo technology company, announced a partnership with PhotoReflect Labtricity, a digital order and fulfillment provider.

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