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Business briefs for Sept. 22, 2013

McNiel leads new look at Marketplace

BEMIDJI — Marketplace Foods recently welcomed Mike McNiel, a Fosston native, as their new store director.

McNiel comes to Bemidji with more than 40 years of experience mostly gained at Lunds & Byerly’s locations in Edina, Burnsville and Minnetonka.

He will focus on strengthening the service, quality and competitive pricing execution at Marketplace Foods, which will host a grand opening within the coming weeks.

Funeral home’s new member

BEMIDJI— The Olson Schwartz Funeral Home and Cremation Service welcomes licensed funeral director Paul St. Onge to their staff.

St. Onge began working for the funeral home in 1987 while attending Bemidji State. He also attended the University of Minnesota. St. Onge has also had many years of experience serving families in other communities since his graduation.

Wegley certified in long-term care

BEMIDJI — Bruce O. Wegley, financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has been awarded a professional designation in the field of long-term care.

The Certified in Long-Term Care program focuses on long-term care planning and provides legal, accounting, insurance and financial service professionals.

The program is independent of the insurance industry and provides financial professionals the tools to meet client’s long-term needs.