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The Central Minnesota Builders Association will welcome a new executive director in 2021.

Wanda Schroeder will take over the position after Executive Director Bonnie Moeller retires, according to a Sept. 23 press release from CMBA. Moeller has been with the CMBA for 38 years.

Schroeder has worked for Cellular 2000 (purchased by Verizon Wireless) and Marco. 

CMBA is a nonprofit trade association established in 1971. It aims to improve the Central Minnesota building industry.

Dubow will add another facility as business increases

Dubow CEO said the business’s orders have doubled since last year and are expected to grow further.

A Sept. 1 news release said the company has already added a 4,000-square-foot facility for inventory and is planning to add a 23,500-square-foot facility as well as demand for its product increases. Other changes have been made to increase printing capacity and speed.

“We’re particularly proud of the fact that, despite COVID-19 challenges, we’ve been able to continue adding quality jobs for the community,” CEO Rob Dubow said in the release.

Dubow is a St. Cloud company offering several textile services, including print, embroidery, applique and more.

BerganKDV team members receive promotions

Three St. Cloud-based BerganKDV staff have been promoted to new roles.

Ashley Hackett is now an accounting services specialist II; Caroline Stutsman is audit director; and Thomas Traeger’s new position is tax senior, according to a Sept. 2 press release from the company.

St. Cloud-based software company acquired

St. Cloud’s Call Scheduler has recently been acquired by a California-based business.

TigerConnect acquired Adjuvant’s Call Scheduler and all of its employees, a Sept. 1 press release from the company said.

TigerConnect is a communication platform that helps helps health care organizations manage scheduling.

Stearns Bank executives graduate from leadership academy

Two Stearns Bank senior executives have completed the Minnesota Bankers Association Leadership Development Academy. 

Chief Financial and Strategy Officer Heather Plumski and Chief Risk and Information Security Officer Josh Hofer completed the year-long program, along with 21 other bankers, in 2020.

The academy intends to provide “in-depth skill-building for bankers preparing for critical leadership roles in their banks,” a Sept. 2 press release from Stearns Bank said.

Metro Bus appoints new chief administration officer

A Metro Bus employee has shifted roles to become the company’s chief administration officer.

Sunny Hesse took the position, Metro Bus announced in a Sept. 11 media release. Since 2017, she served as the company’s director of human resources.

St. Cloud Metro Bus provides fixed route, dial-a-ride and commuter bus trips in St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park. 

AIS Planning recertified as fiduciary adviser

A local financial planning company has been recertified as a CEFEX Fiduciary Adviser. This is the seventh year AIS Planning has earned the certification, a Sept. 11 press release from AIS Planning said. CEFEX is an independent assessment and certification organization, and its assessments judge companies against the Global Standard of Fiduciary Excellence.  AIS Planning in St. Cloud is an investment advisory firm providing financial management and retirement planning services.

According to the release, they are the only St. Cloud investment advisory firm certified as a CEFEX Fiduciary Adviser from the Center for Fiduciary Excellence, and one of six in the state.

Fiduciaries are required by law to act in the best interest of their client.

Moore Engineering hires senior transportation planner

Moore Engineering, Inc. recently filled its senior transportation planner position.

Nick Anderson is a senior transportation engineer in the company’s St. Cloud office, a Sept. 24 press release from the company said. He has over 30 years of engineering experience.

Moore Engineering is a civil engineering and land surveying company that works for both public and private client. It has several offices in the upper Midwest, including three in Minnesota.

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