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Business Briefs for 02/02/14

Boppre and Rohr elected to WSN board

BEMIDJI — Greg Boppre and Kent Rohr recently were eelected to the Widseth Smith Nolting Board of Directors.

Boppre has more than 30 years of experience in the surveying and engineering fields. His responsibilities include the design and preparation of plans and specifications, construction administration, and the supervision of designers, inspectors, and surveyors on a variety of projects. Rohr’s responsibilities include working with the project architect and engineers to incorporate a safe and economical building structural system into the architect’s vision of the overall project. He has worked with a variety of systems including timber, masonry, steel, precast and reinforced concrete with building sizes.

Harvey promoted at WSN

BEMIDJI — Ethan Harvey of Widseth Smith Nolting had recently been promoted to the position of wetland specialist. Harvey is a certified wetland delineator who has been with the firm since 2004. In this new role, he will assist with technical issues on wetland projects among the firm’s eight offices.

Profile by Sanford opens in Bemidji

BEMIDJI — Profile by Sanford, a program that offers research-based method for weight management is now open across from Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Profile by Sanford was designed using a large body of clinical research to ensure a sustainable means to healthy weight loss.

The Profile system utilizes meal-replacement products, nutritionally complete food and qualified health coaches. In addition to members consuming both Profile-produced and grocery-store food, coaches develop customized plans for clients and offer advice on nutrition, exercise and behavior. A clinical and scientific advisory board comprised of 10 Sanford physicians and researchers oversaw the development of the Profile system.

LaValley Industries welcomes Larson

BEMIDJI — LaValley Industries recently announced Craig Larson will be the company’s Vermeer Account Specialist. Larson has had a 16-year career in the directional drilling industry and has worked for Ozzies Directional Drilling, HMS and Michel’s Directional Crossings, a division of Michels Corp.