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Business Briefs for 03/29/2014

Spring job fair set April 10 in Bemidji

BEMIDJI — A large spring job fair will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. April 10 at the Sanford Center. It will be an opportunity for employers with current openings and job seekers to meet and employers are encouraged to register on the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce website.

There is no cost to job seekers to attend the fair, and they are are encouraged to arrive early with their resume and ready to interview. Organizers requested that people do not bring children. Workforce Center staff will be available to assist job seekers with copying resumes and direct them to employers in need of their skills and abilities.

For more information call 333-8200. The event is sponsored by Positively Minnesota with state Department of Employment and Economic Development, Greater Bemidji, Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce and Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program.

Cass County EDC elects new officers

BACKUS — New officers were elected at the Cass County Economic Development Corp. Bill Palmer, representative of Essentia Health/Pine River Clinic, was elected president. Palmer moved up from a one-year term as President-Elect and is a resident of East Gull Lake and has been a board member since 2009. Dan Meier, owner of Cass Company Insurance, is the new vice president. Meier has been a board member since 2011 and is a resident and business owner in Hackensack. Both of the offices are for two-year terms.

Security BankUSA appoints Johnson

BEMIDJI — Carl Johnson has joined the business banking department at Security BankUSA in Bemidji as a business lender. Tiffany Baer Paine, president and chief executive officer of the bank, made the announcement.

Johnson has 10 years of banking experience in the Fargo-Moorhead area. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Johnson and his wife, Nina, have two daughters and live in the Bemidji area.

Eaton joins Karvakko as vice president

BEMIDJI — Lynn Eaton has joined Karvakko Engineering as vice president of engineering. He will be based out of the Bemidji office. Eaton began his career in 1984 with the Minnesota Department of Transportation where his most recent assignment was the assistant division director for operations in St. Paul. Eaton received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota and his master’s degree in management technology from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School.

Oak Hills’ Nelson joins national board

BEMIDJI — Carol Nelson, Executive Vice President of Oak Hills Christian College, has been named a director of the Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges board, which is made up of 167 member institutions in the United States and Canada and seeks to improve the standard of business management in schools of Christian higher education.

Nelson joined Oak Hills Christian College’s staff in 2008 and holds a master’s degree in human resource management from California National University and a double bachelor of science in business administration and biblical studies from the University of Northwestern.