Business briefs for Jan. 20

Rural Balaton resident, AURI employee named to Governor’s Workforce Development Council

Nan Larson, rural innovation network and convening director for the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) and a rural resident living near Balaton, has been named to the Governor’s Workforce Development Council as a community-based organization representative. Larson’s term began Jan. 8 and runs through June 30, 2017.

The Governor’s Workforce Development Council (GWDC) works to strengthen the skills of Minnesota’s workforce. Made up of leaders from business, education, labor, community organizations and state and local governments, the GWDC forges practical solutions to Minnesota’s workforce challenges and provides leadership on initiatives that are of strategic importance to the state.

Larson also recently received five-year anniversary recognition for serving as a board member with the Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council. There, too, she serves as a community-based organization representative.

Archbold of Prudential Elite Realty receives quarterly award

Molly Archbold was recognized for her performance in closed residential units in the third quarter of 2013. Archbold earned a third-place finish in the state of Minnesota for closed residential units.

“Molly works tirelessly to help her clients fulfill their residential needs,” said Pat Lutterman, broker/owner of Prudential Elite Realty.

Archbold entered the real estate field in 2005 and joined Prudential Elite Realty in October 2005. Prior to winning the award, she has also won Leading Edge and President’s Circle Awards.