Hudson Business Briefs - May 3, 2012Berglund earns Thrivent Financial honor; Carufel hired to manage First State Bank and Trust Hudson branch; Miller is added to Bridge Investment Group staff; Citizens State Bank sets day to shred documents
Berglund earns honor
Tracy Berglund, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Hudson, has qualified for Sierra level for 2011 sales and service. Out of nearly 2,300 Thrivent Financial representatives nationwide, 700 individuals qualified for this honor. Berglund has been with the Hudson Thrivent office for just over a year, serving Lutherans and their family members in Hudson and surrounding communities. She provides financial guidance and solutions to help clients achieve their financial goals. Berglund was recognized at a national sales conference in April.
New manager selected
First State Bank and Trust, Bayport, Minn., has hired Christine A. Carufel as the branch manager for its new office in Hudson. Carufel said she looks forward to continuing to work in Hudson, as her 17 years of banking experience have come from that market. The office is expected to open in mid-May.
Miller is added to staff
Experienced financial adviser Gregg J. Miller has accepted a position with Bridge Investment Group in Hudson. “We couldn’t be happier having Gregg with us,” said Duane Swanson, one of the founders of Bridge. “Gregg brings so many attributes to our firm; it is really exciting to have him here. He also has a strong marketing presence in Somerset, Houlton, New Richmond, Osceola and Hudson.” Miller is an ordained permanent deacon at St. Patrick’s parish in Hudson as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is a charter member of the Somerset Lions Club and chair for the upcoming Somerset Pea Soup Days parade in June. Miller and his wife, Jane (Blazek) Miller, reside in North Hudson. They have four daughters, two of whom are married, and two grandchildren.
Bank sets day to shred
Citizens State Bank, 375 Stageline Road, invites customers to shred documents Friday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Confidential Records, Inc. will be on site to shred documents free of charge – limit of three boxes per family.