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School seeks bank partner

The School District of Hudson is seeking a partnership with a financial institution to increase the financial literacy of students. The District is seeking proposals from area financial institutions to set up and operate a branch bank or credit union in Hudson High School. Any financial institution within the boundaries of the Hudson School District may furnish a proposal. For more information contact Jerrud Rossing at (715) 377-3700, extension 8032 or Melisa Hansen at (715) 377-3712. A pre-proposal meeting is scheduled at HHS on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in attending should contact Hansen.

KinderCare earns honor

The Hudson KinderCare Learning Center, 2600 Center Drive, has been awarded accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Accreditation is a rigorous process, involving intensive self-study and a site-visit by a team of experts. In awarding accreditation, NAEYC focuses on the center's environment and curriculum, measuring it against a national set of standards of education, health and safety. The quality of communication among children, parents and staff is also taken into consideration.

"This recognition confirms our commitment to providing a high-quality curriculum and a healthy, nurturing environment in which children can learn and grow," said center Director Becky Mesto. The Hudson KinderCare Learning Center offers educational programs and child care for children ages six weeks to 12 years. For more information call (715) 386-6672.

Jensen receives award

Kris S. Jensen with Keller Williams Premier Realty has been awarded the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation with the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council(REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors. "The ABR designation, the benchmark of excellence in the real estate buyer representation, demonstrates to clients that the agent has taken steps to continue his/her education in the field of buyer representation and has the proven experience and training to deliver ethical and professional service to real estate buyers," said Dale A. Stinton, president and CEO of REBAC. Jensen was required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.

Nelson joins realty firm

Cheryl Nelson has joined the Keller Williams Realty Hudson Market Center, 2424 Monetary Blvd. As an owner of several retail businesses, Nelson has merged her acquired skills into the real estate profession. She said combined experiences in marketing and sales will effectively bring clients together resulting in the buying and selling of their homes. For more information call (715) 377-4740 or go to