Business Briefs for Feb. 25

Schuneman adds staff

Carla Gilsdorf joined Schuneman Equipment Co. as marketing manager in January. Gilsdorf graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in marketing and graphic design and communications. Before joining Schuneman Equipment Co, she served as a marketing manager for an auto dealer and prior to that spent six years as the marketing planner for a large healthcare organization. Gilsdorf will have responsibility over all marketing efforts, ranging from website and social media, to advertising, branding, video boards, and all customer events. Schuneman Equipment Co. is an authorized John Deere Dealer and has been in business since 1979. It currently owns and operates six locations in Western Minnesota and Eastern South Dakota with more than 200 employees.

CHS kicks off CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign

CHS Marshall Regional Country Operations will kick off its third annual CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign. Last year, donations alone provided more than 30,000 meals. CHS has a goal of raising more than 2 million meals for hungry families. As part of CHS Harvest for Hunger fund drive, CHS Marshall Regional will accept contributions from March 1 through March 20 at its locations in Marshall, Tracy, Ruthton, Pipestone or Elkton, S.D., and deliver them to regional food banks, used by the local food shelves to support families.

Financial donations are encouraged because they enable food banks to use their buying power to provide nutritious food at deeply discounted rates. Every $1 donated provides between 3.5 and 7 meals.

CHS Marshall Regional is a business unit of CHS Inc., an energy, grains and foods global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States.

For more information or to make a contribution, call Rita at 507-532-3246 or 800-327-6507.

Maurices seeks applicants for internship program in Marshall

Maurices, a nationwide young women’s clothing store known for their trendy fashions, is offering a store management internship program for the eighth consecutive year. This 10-week paid internship opportunity, which focuses on “real world” in-store experience, is available to 60 students nationwide. Marshall is one of the internship locations.

More than 70 percent of the students who participated in the internship program in 2012 are now working with maurices, with the goal of earning positions as store managers.

Internships are paid and typically credit based. In addition, each student receives $500 in tuition reimbursement from maurices, a 40 percent discount on clothing, and two of the interns will receive $1,000 scholarships.

Students interested in an internship can inquire in person with Store Manager Carla Solsaa at the Marshall maurices.

Cha new dentist at Smile Designers

Michael R. Thomas, DDS of Smile Designers, welcomes a new associate, Dr. Dongwuk “D.W.” Cha, to the firm. Cha is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He served as a platoon leader in the Korean Army before entering dental school.

Dr. Cha is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, New York. He is married and has one son.