Network New Ulm graduates
Network New Ulm’s Community Leadership program held its final session and graduation on Wednesday. The graduates celebrated with a lunch at NU Chef Pantry. This year marks the 17th class to complete the program. Once a month from September to May the participants engaged in day-long activities on various subjects including agriculture, history, local government and education.
The New Ulm Chamber of Commerce will be accepting new applications for the next class soon. Class size is limited to 24 people. Schedules for 2014/2015 classes are available at the Chamber of Commerce.
The participants were: (from left) seated – Brandon Reinarts, Frandsen Bank & Trust; Nicole Blekestad, Oak Hills Living Center; Mariah Salo-McNeil, Design Home Center; Kaitlin Pals, Gislason & Hunter.
Front row standing: Jenna Peterson, CliftonLarsonAllen; Pam Kitzberger, Bank Midwest; Kim Hanson, The Legal Professionals; Stacy Merkel, Citizens Bank; Jennifer Maurer, New Ulm Medical Center; Nancy Grausam, Citizens Bank; Michelle Wood, New Ulm Retail Development.
Back row standing: Scott Juni, Design Home Center; Dennis Paul, Ameriprise Financial; Kari Obbink, Minnesota Valley Funeral Home; Lynn Spessard, Firmenich; Nate Beran, SouthPoint Federal; David Bendix, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; Nick Hage, Citizens Agency.
Other graduates not present include: Jeff Bertrang, New Ulm Public Schools; Eric Huisken, NU Telecom; Jason Retzlaff, Windings; and Wayne Schoper, South Central College.