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PWN meets March 6

Jennifer Nordin will discuss "Everyday Aromatherapy: Scents for Success" at the next Professional Women's Network meeting Thursday evening, March 6, at Citizens State Bank, 375 Stageline Road. Registration is from 6-6:30. Guests are welcome and should bring business cards. Nordin will discuss how she thinks pure therapeutic essential oils can encourage positive personal perceptions in business relationships, enhance work environments and improve focus, productivity and creativity. For more information, visit or call Cindy Jahnke at (715) 386-5825.

Hospital's lab honored

The staff at Hudson Hospital Medical Laboratory recently completed a series of training modules focusing on the clinical laboratory's role in emergency preparedness. Bob Janicek, medical laboratory manager, received the Certificate of Achievement for Laboratory Training in Emergency Preparedness from Wisconsin Laboratory Response Network.

Laboratories such as Hudson Hospital's have three primary roles in emergency response: 1) recognition of unusual organisms in patient specimens; 2) ruling out unusual organisms, according to the laboratory's testing capabilities and protocols; and 3) referral of unusual organisms to the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene in those cases where a bioterrorism agent or other unusual organism cannot be ruled out. "Achievements such as this once again show the dedication and foresight of our staff; our laboratory here at Hudson Hospital is second to none," said Janicek.

Preschool fair set

Heartland Montessori School and Camp St. Croix are sponsoring a preschool fair from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at YMCA Camp St. Croix, 532 County F. The purpose of the community event is to help families preview several preschools in one location. Preschools from Hudson, River Falls, Prescott, New Richmond, Baldwin and surrounding communities are invited. The deadline to participate is March 10, and space is limited. For more information, call Val Sowa at (612) 605-3057.

Best assistant graduates

Best Chiropractic, 1610 Maxell Drive, Suite 100, announces the graduation of Sue Marquand from the CA "University" program for chiropractic assistants. The yearlong educational program, offered by Chiro Advance Services, was created to advance the role of chiropractic assistants in the profession and give them a resource for personal and leadership development. Commencement exercises took place at the Chiro Advance Services January chiropractic seminar, held at the Hilton Hotel, Bloomington, Minn., on Jan. 26.

"Sue's choice to be a part of our practice and this very rewarding profession gives her the opportunity each day to make a powerful impact on the lives of our practice members," said Dr. Matt Nelson, of Best Chiropractic. "Completing this program has only strengthened her abilities and confidence, and we couldn't be prouder." To reach the clinic, call (715) 386-9393.

New Exit 4 group formed

A new organization, Exit 4 Business Association, has been formed for businesses located on and around Exit 4 of I-94 in Hudson. "Our group's goal is to raise awareness for exit businesses through monthly networking/planning meetings, group advertising and future events that are currently being planned," said Andy Burton, current member. For more information on the group, contact President Pete Keskey at (715) 377-7795 or visit

I-94 Biz Network meets

The I-94 Biz Network meets Tuesday, March 11, with a 6:30 p.m. registration and 7-9 meeting at WESTconsin Credit Union, 1601 Maxwell Drive. The fee is $10 for non members, free for members. Pat Dillon, northwest regional director for the Wisconsin Entrepreneur Network, will discuss the resources, programs and services available to entrepreneurs. She is knowledgeable about the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, two federal programs that provide capital to companies to research, develop and commercialize technologies for economic gain. For more information, visit or call (651) 275-0275.

Bollom is featured

Hudson ADD/ADHD coach Deb Bollom, with D5 Coaching, recently received her professional coach ADD coach graduate certification from the ADD Coach Academy in January upon completion of a nine-month intensive study of ADHD. Bollom was also the featured speaker on the Suburban Cable Channel Show "One & The Same" with host Bob Cardinal, former mayor of Maplewood, Minn. She spoke with Cardinal, sharing information to educate people about ADD. The taped show will air over the next four to six weeks at various times on cable channels in Washington, Dakota, Ramsey and part of Hennepin counties. Bollom is a returning speaker Monday, March 3, for the ADD support group at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley, Minn., where she will talk about "Job Tips for Applying, Getting and Keeping a Job When You Have ADD."

Culver's participates

In conjunction with National Red Cross Month, Culver's of Hudson is among the more than 370 Culver's restaurants donating 10 percent of their respective sales on Wednesday, March 5 to their local participating American Red Cross chapter during the annual system-wide "Day of Giving" fundraising event. The local American Red Cross chapter will then use 100 percent of the funds within the local community. Guests can enhance the total Red Cross contribution by giving personal donations in canisters available at stores throughout the week. Building on last year's success, Culver's fundraising goal for the one-day event is $175,000. For more information on Red Cross programs and services, visit