DL News Staff
Ron Peterson, an investment representative for Bremer in Detroit Lakes, was recognized as one of the Top 100 INVEST Financial Corporation representatives as part of its 2006 National Sales Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., recently. Along with nine other Bremer representatives, Peterson was chosen based on the sales performance of more than 500 representatives. "We are proud to represent 10 percent of INVEST's top 100 reps, and proud to have so many great Bremer employees like Ron who are committed to their clients' financial success," said Pat Richard, sales director for Bremer.
Edina Realty recently announced the following realtors from the Fargo and Detroit Lakes offices have been named members of Edina Realty's Leadership Circle. They are Vince Bachmeier, Keith Berger, Chuck Walen and Gene Berger. Members of Edina Realty's Leadership Circle are those who reached an outstanding level of sales performance and customer service in 2005. "Becoming a Leadership Circle member takes consistent hard work and exceptional customer care," said Bob Peltier, Edina Realty president.
ZITZOW -- a boy, Derek Donald; born February 23, 2006, weighing 9 lbs. 2 oz. to Wendy and Jeffrey Zitzow.
BELLANGER -- a boy, Joshua Dean; born February 21, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz. to Andrea Bellanger.
SCHMIDT -- a boy, Blaiz Cjai; born February 21, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. to Kris Schuett and Mark Schmidt.
BERRY -- a girl, Cassidy Joann; born February 20, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz. to Rachel Clark and John Berry.
GEORGE -- a girl, Brianna Catherine; born February 20, 2006, weighing 5 lbs. 6 oz. and -- a boy, Hunter John; born February 20, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz. to Jessica and Jesse George.
PHILLIPS -- a girl, Anna Grace; born February 13, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz. to Julie and James Phillips.
Maggie Holmer, Osage, and Tana Vareberg, Detroit Lake, have been named the Minnesota State Community and Technical College's Business Division Students of the Month for January 2006. Maggie and Tana will complete their legal administrative assistant A.A.S. degrees this May. According to their advisor, Pam Cummings, "Maggie and Tana are great examples of how success can be achieved through hard work and persistence.
I had a little chat with a friendly postal employee the other day. He asked, in a robotic voice, if my package was fragile, perishable, or hazardous, or if I needed additional stamps. He didn't look at me as he spoke and tended to the weight machine while he ran through his spiel, probably for the 50th time that morning. I responded no to all his questions, and asked if he recited this litany in his sleep. He laughed, and said yes, his wife was continually jabbing him at night, saying, "No, I don't want any stamps -- roll over!" I too have the same dreams, over and over.