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Hudson ICA team honored

Investment Centers of America recognized the efforts of Bryan Godtland, Randy Penkwitz, Chris Reisdorf, Debby Wood, Laura Pope and more than 100 of their fellow representatives at the company's national conference in Clearwater, Fla., Feb. 27-March 2. Attendees shared strategies for developing effective solutions to help clients reach their financial goals.

"Our representatives' success comes from their dedication to doing what is best for their clients' individual needs," said ICA President Greg Gunderson. "The Hudson team has demonstrated a firm dedication to putting the needs of their clients first and has committed a generous amount of time and effort to each relationship." The Hudson team is located at Investment Centers of America at 900 Crest View Drive, Suite 230, and can be reached at (715) 386-1335.

Company earns honor

Eagle Packaging Inc. announced the achievement of ISO 9001:2000 certification from Perry Johnson Registrars Inc. Eagle Packaging's quality management system is documented for each process according to the international standard. Eagle Packaging is located in the St. Croix Business Park and offers a variety of services to add value to a customer's supply chain. Gary and Kathy Benson founded the company in 1993 and relocated to Hudson in 2000.

Business financing available

St. Croix EDC and the Regional Business Fund Inc. are holding a workshop from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at Hudson City Hall, 505 Third St., to introduce a new supplemental financing program available to businesses in west central Wisconsin. The program provides 4 percent loans to businesses for a variety of purposes. The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required, (715) 381-4383 or

Wellness group starts

The Wellness Networking Group is designed to help wellness related-businesses or practitioners come together and share what they do. The group is also open to community members wanting to learn more about wellness options available in the Hudson area. The group is sponsored by, an online resource with a mission to educate the public on holistic options for health and wellness. Meetings are the third Tuesday of every month from noon-1 p.m. at the Hudson Wellness Center. The speaker at the March meeting is chiropractor Jaime Blechschmidt. For more information, or to become a member, contact Tammy Schwartz at (715) 642-3360 or