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Greater Bemidji welcomes new board members

BEMIDJI – Phil Verchota was recently selected as the 2013 president for the Greater Bemidji board.

Verchota, who replaces Bob Fitzgerald, works as president and northern market manager at Deerwood Bank.

According to a Greater Bemidji newsletter, new board members also joined the economic development organization in February for three-year terms: Micah Ricke, product development director for Team Industries; Hugh Welle, current vice president-director of First National Bank, Bemidji; Mike Karvakko, president of Karvakko Engineering; and Gary Johnson, general manager at Paul Bunyan Communications.