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Published November 26 2011

Honors and Officers (November 26, 2011)

Muhonen earns nursing administrator honors

Renee Muhonen, director of nursing at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo, was named the Northwest Region National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care Nurse Administrator of the Year at the NADONA/LTC annual conference held recently in Kissimmee, Fla.

Artz recipient of human relations award

Lisa Artz, executive vice president of marketing for Choice Financial, Fargo, has graduated from the Dale Carnegie course where she won the Human Relations Champion Award.

The recipient for the award is voted on by class members upon completion of the course series and is awarded to the individual who best exemplifies the standards, qualities and principles on which the training is based.

NPBGS hires Williams as executive director

The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society board of directors has named Jacqueline Williams executive director.

Williams grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she studied business management and tourism marketing.

She previously worked for 20 years at the executive level with the San Diego Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Port of San Diego.

The NPBGS mission is to establish and operate a botanic and Japanese garden, conservatory and arboretum within their 52-acre site along University Drive North between 28th and 32nd Avenue in Fargo.

DBGR elects chairman, promotes Vetter to VP

David Hogue, Minot, N.D., was elected chairman of the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation Board. The board serves as the fundraising arm for Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch programs.

Jim Vetter, Bismarck, has been promoted to vice president of programs for the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch agency.

Hogue will lead the board during its capital campaign for developing a site in south Fargo and in future plans for the Minot Community Youth Home, which was destroyed during the 2011 flood. He has been an attorney with Pringle & Herigstad since 1989.

Vetter will oversee all aspects of programming on the three ranch campuses in Bismarck, Minot and Fargo. He has worked at the ranch since 1988 and most recently served as vice president of ancillary services. He received a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University, and a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant.

Wimmer’s employees reach milestones

Several Wimmer’s Diamonds employees in Fargo have been recognized with awards of service for reaching career milestones with the company. Those recognized include:

Brad Wimmer, president, 35 years; Brenda Meyer, goldsmith, 30 years; Deb McShane, sales, 20 years; Cathy Lulai, sales, 15 years; Megan Scilley, sales, five years; Aaron Wimmer, sales and marketing, one year; and Anna Welder, inventory control, one year.

Brad Wimmer has begun to purchase his brother Randy Wimmer’s stock in the business, and Randy continues as secretary-treasurer of the business and is involved in gemology and sales.

Wimmer’s has also named Bob Lunneborg as controller, Wendy Thymian as sales and inventory manager and Aaron Wimmer as marketing, social media and website coordinator.

Kayci Wimmer has completed her residency at the Gemological Institute of America and Aaron Wimmer, Scilley, Elizabeth Schenfisch and Will Block have completed the graduate sales associate class through the American Gem Society.

Huether recognized for Carnegie achievement

Scott Huether, Lisbon, N.D., has won an achievement award for his participation in the Dale Carnegie course he recently completed in Fargo.

The recipient for the award is voted on by class members upon completion of the course series. The criteria for the award is to exemplify the principles of Dale Carnegie training throughout the course, demonstrate significant personal and professional development, careful preparation and leadership in the class.

Huether is an account manager with RDO Equipment in Lisbon.