Business briefs for April 1

New sales manager at Schuneman in Tyler

Kyle Minett joined Schuneman Equipment Co. in March as the sales manager for the Tyler store. He grew up on a farm in the Ruthton area and attended Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School. Minett attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., and received his economics degree.

Minett and his wife, Maggie, plan to relocate to the Tyler area in the near future.

Riley to present at management 2013 Business seminar

Lorna Riley, named “Consummate Speaker of the Year,” will present at the April 26 business seminar, “Management 2013 : Quest for the Best Four Stages of Leadership Excellence.”

Quest for the Best presents a four-stage journey that provides the know-how for developing personal leadership skills, getting unstuck and reaching peak potential in a challenging world. Learn to go above and beyond with an approach for negotiating through challenges and change and learn what leaders can do to be their best. Riley’s presentation is filled with humor, powerful stories and practical how-tos. Contact hours/CEUs available.

The seminar is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort in Granite Falls. The cost is $89, which includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is April 19. Contact Denise Myhrberg at or phone 507-537-6236 for more information. The seminar is sponsored by DEED, Minnesota WorkForce Center – Job Service, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Southwest Small Business Development Center and Southwest Human Resource Association.

Local clean-water operators attend statewide professional conference

Bob Van Moer, Larry Polfliet and Don Wirtz, operators at the Marshall Wastewater Facility in Marshall, attended the 76th annual Wastewater Operations Conference March 20-22 sponsored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in Brooklyn Park.

They joined more than 500 other professionals who operate the treatment plants that keep Minnesota’s rivers, streams and 10,000 lakes clean and safe for drinking, fishing, swimming and boating and help protect public health for 5.3 million state residents.

During the conference, they learned about the latest methods and technologies that help clean-water plants meet ever-stricter quality standards to help ensure fishable, swimmable waterways. The classes and seminars they attended will help them operate the Marshall facility more effectively and efficiently.

Bock achieves membership in Million Dollar Round Table

Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Todd Bock, CLU, ChFC, of Marshall, to achieve membership in the Million Dollar Round Table – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Bock is an eight-year member of MDRT.

Attaining membership in MDRT is a career milestone. It requires Bock to adhere to a strict code of ethics, focus on providing top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association.

MDRT also provides continuing education opportunities, informative and inspirational meetings and encourages members to support community and charitable involvement through the MDRT Foundation.