Business Briefs for Nov. 18

Hoffman & Brobst announces promotions

Hoffman & Brobst, PLLP, a Certified Public Accounting firm, is pleased to announce the following promotions:

Eric Eben and Lisa Zmeskal have joined Gary St. Aubin, Patrick Louwagie and Barry Evenstad as partners of the firm. Eric has been with Hoffman & Brobst 14 years and has been instrumental in developing our wind industry client base. Eric has also developed a significant base of tax clients. Lisa has been with Hoffman & Brobst 15 years and leads our audit practice. Lisa also maintains and oversees our Peer Review requirements.

Sharon Klein and Susan Lindstrom have joined Marlene Verdoes and Roger VanMoorlehem as managers of the firm. Sharon has been with the firm 31 years. In addition to supporting a large clientele with tax, payroll and accounting services, Sharon maintains our computer networks and other software issues. Susan is in our Granite Falls office and has been with the firm since our acquisition of the Granite Falls practice back in 1991. Susan assists with the managing of the Granite Falls office as well as having a large number of tax and recordkeeping clientele. Marlene continues her involvement with our accounting, audit and tax practice, while Roger manages our Minneota accounting and tax practice.

In addition to the above individuals, the firm has thirteen other professional staff and eleven other administrative and support staff providing accounting, auditing, income tax and other consulting services to our clientele. Hoffman & Brobst has offices in Marshall, Minneota and Granite Falls.

Marco announces new hire

Marco recently announced the following new hire at its Marshall location: Luke Joens, network copier installer/trainer.

Archbold earns CLU designation

Bill Archbold, financial representative, Northwestern Mutual, has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Candidates for the CLU designation must complete a minimum of eight courses and 16 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements.

More than 100,000 individuals have been awarded the CLU designation since the college was founded in 1927.