Business Briefs for Feb. 10

Sik new integrated solutions manager at Schuneman

Schuneman Equipment Co. has hired Margo Sik as the new integrated solutions manager. Sik will oversee Ag Management Systems Operations and the AMS Specialists at all six Schuneman Equipment Co. stores. She previously worked for John Deere Company for more than 12 years – serving the last 10 years as a territory customer support manager in Minnesota and South Dakota. She is very familiar with the John Deere business, Schuneman Equipment Co. and their customers. Sik is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture.

Sik, her husband, Kelly, and their two daughters live and farm near Lake Benton.

Naber promoted to store manager at Glik’s

Glik Stores announces the promotion of Hillary Naber to store manager of the Glik’s store in Marshall.

Naber has a degree from Ridgewater College in Willmar in computer art and publishing.

Dr. Sharyn Barney joins Murray County Medical Center staff

Murray County Medical Center announces the addition of Dr. Sharyn Barney, family practice to its medical staff. Barney will see patients of all ages.

She began her practice on Jan. 31.

Fitch affirms Thrivent Financial rating

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Thrivent Financial for Lutherans AA (Very Strong) rating, the third-highest of Fitch’s 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook.

Fitch cited Thrivent Financial’s extremely strong capitalization with no financial debt, high-quality investment portfolio, consistent profitability, and favorable market franchise within the Lutheran market as part of the basis for the affirmation. The stable outlook was driven by Fitch’s expectations that Thrivent Financial’s operating and balance sheet fundamentals are sustainable relative to rating expectations. These ratings reflect Thrivent Financials’ overall financial strength and claims-paying ability, but do not apply to the investment performance of investment products.

Thrivent Financial is represented in the Lincoln and Lyon counties area by the Ridgestone Team, which includes Greg Nolting and Josh Johnson.

Large added as agent at Real Estate Retrievers

Real Estate Retrievers welcome Greg Large as an agent, associate broker to its Marshall office. Large has lived in Marshall for 38 years.

He started in the real estate business in 2000 with Coldwell Banker, and as a co-broker-owner.for Prudential Elite Realty in 2004.