Pioneer Staff Report
Ponema School recently recognized students for achieving perfect attendance during the third grading period as well as students in grades 4-8 for making the honor. Students who achieved perfect attendance in the second quarter included: Kindergarten: Serenity May and Mika Donnell. First Grade: Mackenzie Grauman and Rylan Weitzel.
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors recently congratulated the new owners of Finn ’N Feather Resort, Jason and Timberly Christiansen. The resort, located at 15150 Finn N Feather Boulevard in Bemidji, is a family oriented resort with 20 cabins, a heated outdoor pool, a large sandy beach, air conditioning and more, a press release said.
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently welcomed the new business South Beach Apartment Homes to the Bemidji area. Located at 415 Lake Shore Drive, South Beach Apartment Homes (managed by Property Resource Group) are a four-story, 70-unit apartment building includes an elevator, community room, fitness room, and seasonal room, with rooftop access.
Bank Forward President Tom Watson recently announced the promotion of Nate Haskell to the position of bank market president in Bemidji. Haskell has 13 years of experience in banking and finance. A graduate of BSU, Haskell started with Bank Forward in 2012 as a Commercial Loan Officer.
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated Molly and Jeff Miller as the new owners of Patterson’s Clothing. Located at 200 Third St., Patterson’s Clothing has been a staple in the community since 1930, offering men’s apparel and shoes, tuxedo rentals and women’s sportswear, according to a press release.
Joe Gish, a project engineer in the Bemidji office of Kraus-Anderson, has received his LEED Green Associate accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, according to a press release. The LEED Green Associate credential demonstrates green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice, a release said.
MDU Resources recently awarded the Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area a $3,000 grant to support childhood safety. By partnering with MDU to invest in childhood safety, the club will impact the lives of more than 600 children, ages 6-18 by providing a safer place, be better prepared in a crisis with enhanced communication and updated plans and ultimately support its year-round educational, health and leadership programs, according to a press release.
United Way of Bemidji Area recently recognized Deerwood Bank with a 2017 Gold Level Workplace Campaign -- Director’s Award. Deerwood Bank had over 70 percent of their employees participate in the United Way campaign and saw an increase of over 10 percent in overall fundraising. Other businesses that received a Director’s Award include RiverWood Bank at Gold and First National Bank Bemidji at Bronze.
RiverWood Bank customers and employees recently came together to donate more than 2,000 pounds to local food shelves in nine northern and central Minnesota communities where the bank is located. Locally, the Bemidji Community Food Shelf was the recipient of 1,265 pounds of food and household goods and a cash donation of $250. In Minnesota, 540,820 people are struggling with hunger, 177,080 of whom are children, according to FeedingAmerica.org. As a community bank, RiverWood wanted to make an impact in the communities it serves, according to a press release.
Lions Club President Bob Sandbo presents Sheri Brumback, branch manager of the Bemidji Public Library, with the annual Lions donation at their weekly meeting. In a presentation Brumback told the Lions Club about interior building changes and new activities at the library.