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Business Briefs for 04/05/2014

Northern Dental earns seal

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Charities Review Council announced that Northern Dental Access Center in Bemidji has been certified in accountability and awarded its “Meets All Standards” Seal.

The certification and seal indicate that nonprofit organizations meet all 27 of the council’s accountability standards; this is Northern Dental Access Center’s second consecutive certification.Nonprofit organizations earn the seal by voluntarily participating in the council’s online accountability wizard. It addresses a nonprofit organization’s performance in four critical areas: public disclosure, governance, financial activity and fundraising.

By participating in the accountability wizard, nonprofit organizations can demonstrate responsibility, integrity and transparency to their constituents.

Lindseth joins bank’s board of directors

BEMIDJI — Glen Lindseth was recently elected to the First National Bank Bemidji board of directors.

Lindseth is a Certified Public Accountant at Miller McDonald Inc. of Bemidji and has been the Managing Shareholder of the firm since 2001.

He joins current board of directors Lisa Bruns, Scott Curb, Ron Cuperus, Dean Thompson, Paul Welle, Hugh Welle and Tom Welle.

Sanford Health recognized

BEMIDJI — For the third consecutive year, Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota has received recognition as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. Sanford also was recognized as a Community Innovation award winner for helping employees eat better and move more.

Platinum-level employers offer employees physical activity options in the workplace, increase healthy eating options at the worksite, promote a wellness culture in the workplace, implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture in the workplace and demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.