DL News Staff
With a new building and a plethora of shiny aluminum lifts to sell, TS Dock & Lift Service has fashioned a new home across town in Detroit Lakes, recently moving from west to east Highway 10. "We had leased a building in Detroit Lakes for a few years but we own this one," noted TS Dock & Lift's Dan Schmitz. With digs erected last fall, TS Dock & Lift moved into their new Detroit Lakes facility on January 1. "We were lucky enough to come across this lot with Highway 10 frontage," explained Schmitz.
In a small ceremony held on Friday, June 16, the Promotions and Events Committee of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce presented Tires Plus' Jim Carlson with their June Super Service Award. With a nomination that stated Carlson is, "always extremely helpful and pleasant -- very good about explaining (honestly) what is needed and not needed in helping keep a car running well." For his customer service efforts, Carlson was given a special plaque, Chamber Bucks and plant from Floral Impressions.
People who work on-site at the customer's office are in a delicate position. They must provide high quality service to the customer and maintain a professional image at all times. Whatever they do reflects not only on them but on the company that employs them. Field representatives, repair technicians and sometimes consultants are often the only contact the customer has with the organization. Companies often forget to stress the importance of the "other half" of competence, personal interactive skills.
Senior sales associates Jim Sandau and Leslie Heinonen of Park Co. At the Lakes have received their real estate broker license. To receive the license, associates must successfully complete the broker education course and meet experience requirements along with passing the Minnesota Real Estate Broker Licensing Examination. Park Co. At the Lakes is located at 1034 Highway 59 South in Detroit Lakes and at 140 East Main Street in Vergas. For more information or to reach one of their agents call 844-7275 in Detroit Lakes office, 342-7275 in Vergas, or log onto www.parkcompany . com.
The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors elected Nathan Fetting, SJE Rhombus, as chairman of the board for 2006-07 at their meeting on June 21. Jo Johnson, Wood You Tell Me, was elected chairman-elect, and Dan Berg, Lakecrest Resort, was elected treasurer. Ladd Lyngaas, Wells Fargo Bank, will serve as past-chairman of the board. Thanks go to Ladd for his leadership as chairman of the board for 2005-06. The new officers will began their terms and duties on July 1.
Wells Fargo Investments announced Troy Zeller has been named financial consultant for Detroit Lakes. "Troy is a great addition to our store and the Detroit Lakes community," said Ladd Lyngaas, Wells Fargo Community Banking president for Detroit Lakes. "His experience as a financial consultant and focus on delivering outstanding service support our efforts to satisfy all of our customer financial needs and help them succeed financially." Zeller has been a financial consultant for Wells Fargo Investments in Fergus Falls since 2001.
Accel Realty in Detroit Lakes would like to welcome Sandra Meyer. With a broad base of both customer service and business management experience, Meyer has worked in the corporate IT departments of SJE-Rhombus and Team Industries for the past 23 years, as well as owned Amoree Bridal for the past six years. Meyer's daughter Brittany and longtime staffer Kathy Willie currently manage Amoree. A native of the lakes area, Meyer is a Frazee High School graduate and earned a Small Business Management degree from Minnesota State Community and Technical college-Detroit Lakes campus.
Ann Coulter. The name "rings a bell," but not quite loud enough to place a face or personality with the name. Right-wing nazi. Now the bell should be deafening. Ann Coulter has made herself a celebrity with the help of remarks she has made in her four best-selling non-fiction books, columns and during her numerous appearances on political debate TV shows. Her remarks are almost always full of gall and ignorance.
Before I traipsed off to college last year, I wondered if I was meant to be a small town girl or a city kid. I made the move to Macalester College in St. Paul with a lot of curiosity and a lot of goals: to try new things, to sort out what I really believe in, and to continue to learn not just from my expensive textbooks, but from the people around me. So far it's been a rocky road, but I think I've gained a lot by having my world turned upside-down. To say I lived the inner-city life would be a huge exaggeration.
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) believes Congress will address what happens next with the Guantanamo Bay prison and the detainees held there. In a 5-3 ruling, The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday that President Bush lacked authority in ordering military trials of the prisoners held there. During a press conference with Minnesota reporters Thursday, Coleman said the prison won't be closed. But, he thinks the court's ruling is now a starting point for Congress in authorizing the prison and what happens to the prisoners. "It's clear that a new system has to be put into effect.