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Meet the Alexandria Business People | July 2019

MEET THE LAKES AREA PEOPLE 2019

A PUBLICATION OF: ECHO PRESS • 225 7TH AVE E., ALEXANDRIA MN 56308 • 320-763-3133

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Make yourself a home. WE’LL HELP YOU PROTECT IT.

Our smart home security systems keep your loved ones and home safe from intruders, carbon monoxide, fire, and other threats. Watch live video, arm/disarm your system, and control your lights and thermostat from easy-to-use web and mobile interfaces.

888.264.6380 heartlandss.com

Leading The Way With Innovation, Professionalism And Personal Service

From left to right - Dr. John Hoven, Dr. Jenna Kryder, Dr. Melissa Hoven, Dr. Carie Stotesbery, Dr. Jeremy Anderson 1610 Broadway St • Alexandria, MN Across From Douglas County Hospital

www.eyeassociatesofalex.com

320.763.4321

OUR HOURS Monday & Wednesday 8am - 5pm Tuesday & Thursday 9am - 7pm Friday 7:30am - 4pm


Meet the Alexandria Business People | July 2019

We’re Here to

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ntegrity Title, Inc. was founded in 1999 by Jim and Jill Wagner. The Wagners invested a great deal of time and energy researching what the needs were in the Alexandria area to develop a real estate title company with an extraordinarily high commitment to customer service.

Jill R. Wagner,

James (Jim) Wagner,

Daniel J. Weber,

Jeanette Weber,

Jared Wagner,

Hannah Wagner,

President

Abstracter

Vice-President

Abstracter

Closings

File Coordinator & Construction Manager

ABSTRACTS • TITLE INSURANCE REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS Since 1999

2209 Jefferson St, Easton Place II, Alexandria www.IntegrityTitleInc.net • 320-763-3311

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Your caring, community news Crew

Two dozen years of delicious! Tastefully Simple is celebrating 24 years in Alexandria. We’re proud to live, work and play here in the beautiful lakes area. Get a taste of Tastefully Simple. Shop our products and learn about joining our team at tastefullysimple.com.

FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Ross Evavold,Michelle Weller, Diann Drew, Marcia Lips, Christine Jacobson, Cheryl Graham, Celeste Edenloff, Randy Jansen MIDDLE ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Neil Roers, Karen Jennissen, Linda Jenson, Karen Tolkkinen, Rachel Kubik, Izzy Rusch, Jody Hanson, Shelly Beaulieu, Lowell Anderson BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Dave Lindquist, Lynn Mounsdon, Deb Zens, Eric Morken, Andy Erickson, Al Edenloff, Jared Rubada NOT PICTURED: Bob Anderson, Nick Anderson, Lori Mork, Alan Nelson, Roberta Olson, Mary Lou Quistorff and Wally Roers tastefullysimple.com | 320.763.0695 | ©2019 Tastefully Simple, Inc.

225 7th Ave E - Alexandria, MN 56308 320-763-3133

 An alternative to a Nursing Home with an All Inclusive Rate for Private pay.  No add on charges when you need more care.  Fewer seniors under a roof so it feels like home.  Aides are not rushed so you get better care.  Private rooms and Private baths/showers and private pay rates generally less than nursing home.  We accept Private Pay, Medical Assistance, and Long Term Care Insurance.

Diamond Willow ADVANCED CARE ASSISTED LIVING 803 Victor St, Alexandria, MN • 320-219-2143

Experience the Diamond Willow Difference.


Meet the Alexandria Business People | July 2019

We’re here FOR YOU and YOUR BUSINESS At Bell, we make business loan decisions locally. We know the community and understand that businesses have unique requirements.

Jason Pohlen

President jpohlen@bellbanks.com 320.759.8416

Whether you’re looking for a commercial, real estate or ag loan, we’ve got you covered.

Jeff Patience

Our goal is to help your business grow.

Jessica Corle

bellbanks.com

SVP/Commercial Lender jpatience@bellbanks.com 320.759.8417

Commercial Loan Coordinator jcorle@bellbanks.com 320.759.8411

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Member FDIC 22592

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“People you know, Products you trust” Central Minnesota’s Largest Home Improvement Center!

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Flooring • Cabinets • Counter Tops Lighting • Blinds • Decor

Insulation • Exteriors • Remodels

Delivery • Warehouse

HOURS Monday–Friday .............. 8am-6pm Thursday.......................... 8am-8pm Saturday .......................... 8am-5pm Sunday .............. Home with Family

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1620 N Nokomis • 320-762-1249

Everyday Life Deserves an Exceptional Team

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Business people meet here. [ And it’s all at one place, how great is that! ]

320-762-1124

ArrowwoodResort.com

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GIVE US A CALL FOR ALL YOUR TRAVEL NEEDS

Now book i for 20 ng 20! air, cruise, European packages and motorcoach tours, etc.

Alex Travel & Utopia Tours has been serving the community with their travel needs since 1971.

Meet the team behind our community’s thriving businesses Left to right: Derek Holt, Roger Blank, Craig Olson, Tyler Byron, Tony Loosbrock, Cindy Johnson, Steve Otto, Brent Iserman

Bremer Bank is proud to support the businesses that keep our community vibrant and growing.

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Thank you for traveling with us!

Over the years our local business bankers have earned a reputation for providing personalized banking services to meet your unique needs. As trusted advisors to many area businesses, we value the opportunity to provide a financial foundation that fosters your success and keeps our community thriving. Let’s see what we can do together. Learn more at bremer.com.

We are conveniently located in the Viking Plaza Mall, Alexandria.

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3015 Hwy 29 S., Suite 4038 Alexandria, Mn 56308   320-762-0244 • 320-763-8687 www.alextravelagency.com www.utopiatours.com

Member FDIC

Celebrating Independence

EVERY DAY!

Arabella Manor, is an Independent Living Community Exclusive to those 55 and Better. We cater to active seniors who desire choices! Our tenants live worry free while having any needed services brought right to their door! Our staff is dedicated to serving each of our tenants by providing information, answering questions, providing activities, events as well as coordinating any needed maintenance! If you know someone who is struggling to thrive in their home or just wants to LOVE where they Live, tell them to tour Arabella Manor!

Tenants Enjoy!

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• Month to Month Lease • Spacious, Clean Apartments • In Home Services By the Provider of Their Choice • Secured Building

• No Charge For Spouse! • Catered Meals • Activities & Fitness • Beauty Shop

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Helping You Feel Right At Home Is What We Do Best.

1810 & 1812 Darling Avenue East, Alexandria | arabellamanor.com

320.763.1763


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Get Your Shine On!

Chris, Lori, Tyler

Address: 1223 Broadway Street, Alexandria, MN Phone: 320-763-5473 Hours: Office: Monday-Saturday 6am-9pm Sunday 7am-8pm Carwash: Monday-Saturday 7am-8pm Sunday 8am-6pm

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Let our team of experts help you with all your decorating needs!

cation New Lo Soon! Coming

Aaron Grossinger (Store Manager), Karen Coffin (Window Fashion Designer) Diane Hanson (Window Fashion Designer), Alan Strom (Paint Sales Consultant)

Niki Kosin Eddie Haylee Gibson Manager

Dog

Owner

619 3rd Avenue E. #101, Alexandria, MN

(320) 846-0003

haylee@eddiespetsupply.com

Alexandria 1010 North Nokomis St.

Paint: 320-762-7020 • Window Fashions: 320-762-5463 Paint Store Hours: M-F 7AM-5:30PM, Sat. 9AM-1 PM BLIND FACTORY: M-F 9AM-5:30PM, Sat. 9AM-1 PM

hirshfields.com • blindfactoryalex.com

Serving West Central Minnesota since 1921

Front Row: Allan Buse, Ashlee Nordlund, Mike Paulson, John Lynch, Kelby Peterson, Nolan Peterson, Derick Douvier and Jon Doucette. Middle Row: Debra Fredrickson, TJ Carlson, Kris Ruckheim, Luke Kalina and Kevin Uhlenkamp. Back Row: Tom Townsend, Dave Deakins, Mike Nienaber, Craig Neubarth, Jason Moske and Hayden Peterson.

SALES•PARTS•SERVICE

320.763.4994

111 50th Avenue West, Alexandria, MN 56308 alexpowerequipment.com


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Senior Assisted Living community

715 Victor St, Alexandria • 320-759-2132 VistaPrairie.org

Vista Prairie at Windmill Ponds has

IMMEDIATE APARTMENT OPENINGS.

Come see what we have to offer!

From left to right: Sue Birkholz, RN Director of Health Services; Terry Goodwin, Housekeeping Supervisor; Chris Mattson, Activities Manager; Judy Thornbloom, Kitchen Supervisor; Donna Berry, Lead Care Coordinator; Chris Carter, Executive Director; Cally Endres, Business Office/Sales Manager; Tom Gjerstad, Maintenance Manager.

Our Mission Statement:

Vista Prairie Communities is dedicated to serve those who entrust us with their lives, health and well-being. We transform lives by providing compassionate care and joy-filled environments in the communities we serve.

Windmill Ponds is a Full Service Assisted Living Community • • • • • •

Add Services As Needed Social Interactions Home Cooked Meals Weekly Housekeeping 24 Hour Staffing Scheduled Activities & Outings

• Private Apartments With Full Size Kitchens • Bus Transportation • Walking Path/Gazebo • Quiet Neighborhood

WidsethSmithNolting.com 610 Fillmore Street | Alexandria MN | 320.762.8149 | alexandria@wsn.us.com

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We are a full line Sales & Service company for Residential and Commercial customers plus professional Auto & Marine detailing. BOATS

OVER 45 45 VEHICLES VEHICLES OVER

ON HAND! HAND! ON

CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS PLUS FULL AUTO & MARINE REPAIRS & SERVICE WITH CERTIFIED MECHANICS. PONTOONS

STOP IN TODAY! DOCK & LIFT

1424 N. Nokomis St, Alexandria 320.762.8412 | 866.998.5308 www.AlexAutoNMarine.com

ALEXANDRIA, MN

Front Row: Bob, Bryan, Chris, Dustin, Adam Back Row: Ed, Mark, Jay, Brandon, Todd, Michelle

Engineering Custom Packaging Systems For Over 20 Years

Aagard’s growing and highly skilled team develop innovative, automated packaging equipment right here in Alexandria! We customize each system with an intense focus on Winning Together Honorably. 3711 Iowa Street | Alexandria, MN 56308

| Tel: 320.763.6043 | www.aagard.com


Meet the Alexandria Business People | July 2019

With over 20 Years of aluminum distribution and fabrication experience, Voyager Industries and our family of brands provide our customers with the finest quality materials and finished goods at the best possible price. Located in Brandon, MN Voyager provides jobs in the lakes area, keeping our local economy growing and our communities strong.

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Welcome to Viking Bank! We are....inVested in Your JourneY.

4277 Dakota Street, Alexandria, MN 56308

320-762-0236

www.VikingBankMN.com

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100+ YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE Serving the Alexandria Area for 26 Years!

You’re Covered

One place for ALL your financial needs.

Left to Right: Chase, Mike(owner), Jim, Logan, Rollie

“And as always we’ll take care of your baby!” • Forty-Four Foot Paint Booth • Automotive Collision Repair • Fiberglass Repair • Work with All Insurance Companies • Glass Replacement • Restoring Vehicles • Complete Paint Jobs • Motorhome and Semi Repair

L to R: Tim Olson, Wendy Oksness, Nicole Pfeffer

For your entire vehicle needs call

COUNTRYSIDE BODY SHOP at 320-763-9050 and ask for Mike

P.O. Box 325 • 3810 Minnesota St. (Next to Humane Society) Alexandria, MN 56308 • countryside@gctel.com

320- 759-2121

Alexandria | (320) 762-2686 | mmfcu.org | 405 50th Ave W Between Walmart and Fleet Farm Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender.

1902 7th Ave. E, Alexandria, MN

Left to right: Leslie Grimsley, Amber Wajer, Sheena Nelson, Karla Rutten, Colleen Schneider, Michelle Larson, Norma Jean Peymann, Brad Caron


Meet the Alexandria Business People | July 2019

Steinbring Motorcoach

Celebrating over 100 years! 1917-2019

Over a Century of serving happy, satisfied customers from coast to coast!

Plus...

YOUR ROADTREK AND CARADO DEALER

Garfield, MN

Back: Shelbe Baker, Thom Harris, Galen Karger, Mike Williams, Randy Baker, Bill Goering, Conrad Matthies, Dave Rauchbauer, Sam Huber, Ed Pigeon Front: Tim Wiltsey, Reene Wiltsey, Sydney Steinbring, Jon Steinbring, Chase Steinbring, Lee Probert, Rich Probert, Ari Leuthner, Frankie Olmscheid, Paul Corder Not Pictured: Brittany DeVries, Karen Jennissen, Kathy Jenniges, Sheila Setterlund, Steve Setterlund, Jim Thorson

NEW SECOND LOCATION: 304 Irving , Alexandria Toll Free 1.877.880.8090 320.834.6333 View inventory at: www.steinbring.com

Thank You for voting us among the Best in Eye Care in the Lakes Area!

Traci Ness, Lisa Bous, Dr. Thomas Keene, Nancy Keene, Jeanette Hansen. Not Pictured: Dr. April Austing. Left to right:

Serving the area for over 45 Years !

Viking Plaza Mall, Alexandria • 762-8104

Providing • comprehensive eye exams • contact lens care & fitting • treatment of medical eye conditions • post operative care Great selection of frames, lens options and conatct lenses

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www.GreeleyPlumbing.com

Connecting Generations with Conversations If it breaks, we can fix it.

Hours: Monday 9-3 Tuesday 7-5 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 9-7 Friday 9-3

John Christopherson, HID MN DOH Certification #2848

507 N. Nokomis St. Alexandria, MN 56308 320-219-7744 John@LegacyHearingCenters.com LegacyHearingcenters.com

(across from Alexandria Motors)

(320) 634-4486 20585 Hwy 28, Glenwood

Bruce Erickson,

320-815-5315 320-763-9282

320-491-8294

Sheila Hendricks

Melissa Donovan

320-219-0369

320-491-2763

Realtor/ Salesperson

Unit Heaters Plenum Heaters Mitsubishi Ductless Air Exchangers New Construction & Remodels

(320) 763-7333 3705 Hwy 29 S, Alexandria

Scott & Jodi Seidl Broker/Realtor/ Salesperson

Sales & Service: Furnaces & Air Conditioners Heat Pumps In-Floor Heat Systems Boilers Water Heaters

Realtor/Agent CRS, GRI, SRES

Realtor/ Salesperson

Jim Bosek

Tom Lynch

Realtor/Salesperson

Broker/Salesperson

808-9909

320-766-8208

Eileen Lammle Realtor/ Salesperson

320-815-0461

Paul Johnson

Broker/Salesperson

320-762-8850

320-763-9282 Locally owned.

www.alexproperty.com 418 3rd Avenue East, Alexandria, MN

Lakeshore • Residential • Commercial • Townhomes • Land


Meet the Alexandria Business People | July 2019

Meet Our Leadership Team

lead guide direction of success enriching strong foundation serving others

The goal of the leadership team is to and Knute Nelson and its partners in a while the lives of individuals, building a and creating a culture of . (Left to right) Konnie Evans, Angie Urman, Brooke Zabel, Mark Anderson, Samantha Beckman, Marnie Gugisberg, Katie Perry, Brittney Thoreson, Michelle Solwold, Justin Buse

knutenelson.org

What Makes The Difference? WE DO! And Juettner Motors has been your Best Price Dealer for over 40 years

Mark Juetter

Bruce Witanen

Joe Juettner GM

Jake Juettner GM

Cathy Juettner Internet Mgr.

ADMINISTRATIVE

PARTS

Adam Downing Business Mgr.

Dean Solem Sales

Billy Knott Sales

Morgan Hauer Sales

Bill Grove Sales

DETAILING Sam Pederson Sales

John Rieke Sales

Jennifer Vraa Sales

Chad Muehlenhardt Sales

Juettner Motors will do our best to BEAT any deal. ...And still give you the same great service you deserve!

JUETTNER motors

1900 Broadway, Alexandria | 320-763-3126

www.JuettnerMotors.com

BODY SHOP SERVICE

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Helping You Find Your

Fabulous!

Insuring the Past; Protecting the Future • Abstracting • Title Insurance • Closings Locally owned and operated providing quality services since 1987.

From Left to Right: Denise Drown, Karen Vraa, Marlene Bettin, Patti Stewart (owner) Bacon (store mascot), Lonnie Hanson, Kay Hoxtell, and Andi Ainley.

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Sympli Miss Me Tribal Ruby Rd PBJ Erin London Downtown Alexandria Keren Hart www.bonjos.com Shapeez Monday Friday 9 - 7, Saturday 9 - 5:30 2 Tanning Beds Sunday 12 - 4 and so much more!

Back row: Lacey Fultz, Kate Aslagson, Jody Schimek Front row: Layne Roeder, Kilee Luna

763-5157

320.763.6858

1804 Broadway, Suite 140 • Alexandria Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:30pm

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• Competitive Rates • NO Fuel Surcharges • NO Contracts • NO Hidden Fees

Start seeing RED!

AlexRubbish.com


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As an independent supermarket owner we are proud to have a personal stake in the community we serve. We are very aware of our responsibilities to our community, our customers and our associates and pledge to be good stewards of your trust.

Because We Care... MEET THE ELDEN’S DEPARTMENT MANAGERS!

Dave

POS Manager

Andrea Nutritionist

Michelle

Service Center Manager

James

The Sushi Man

Jodi

General Merchandise

Greg

Lori

Grocery Manager

Sherry

Office Manager

Kathy

Food Court Manager

Elliot Owner

Terry

Downtown Floral

JR Store Director

Dennis Owner

Brandon, Mark, David Elden’s On-the-Go Delivery Team

Dave O. Dairy-Frozen Manager

Open 24 hours a day & 7 days a week! 320-763-3446 • www.ELDENS.com Corner of 3rd & Nokomis, Alexandria Only store in town that is LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED.

Meat Dept. Manager

Ryann Produce Manager

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Meet the Lakes Area Business People - 2019  

We would like to introduce the talented individuals who work at businesses in the Alexandria Lakes Area!

Meet the Lakes Area Business People - 2019  

We would like to introduce the talented individuals who work at businesses in the Alexandria Lakes Area!

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