South Washington County business briefs for July 18A collection of local business news and announcements.
Bieter Eye Center to take part in ‘Pre-K Eye Exam Day’
The Minnesota Optometric Association has named Wednesday, Aug. 1, as Pre-K Eye Exam Day, a statewide effort that is part of its Good Sight for Kindergarten campaign.
Drs. Jeffrey Bieter and Sheri Hibbert, at the Bieter Eye Center, 8617 West Point Douglas Road, in Cottage Grove, will participate in the Pre-K Exam Day. For details and an appointment, call the center at 651-769-1020.
Husaby earns recognition
Darin Husaby, an American Family Insurance agent in Cottage Grove, has been recognized for “providing outstanding customer experience” under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program.
Husaby has been an agent for American Family since April 1999. His office is located at 8617 West Point Douglas Road.
Agents must meet or exceed the standards measured on a national benchmark established by J.D. Power and Associates’ annual auto and home insurance customer satisfaction studies. Only agencies that perform in the top 20 percent of all insurance agencies nationwide based on customer satisfaction surveys are eligible to become a Distinguished Insurance Agency.
Unger elected state bar secretary
Park High School graduate Michael W. Unger, of Unger Law Office in Minneapolis, has been elected secretary of the Minnesota State Bar Association. The office, which he assumed July 1, puts Unger on track to become the MSBA president during the 2015-16 bar year.
Unger represents injured persons and families of persons who were fatally injured in personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is also a MSBA board certified civil trial specialist. The goal of the MSBA Certified Legal Specialist program is to assist the public by identifying attorneys who meet objective specialty area standards for reliable knowledge and experience.
Unger is past president of the Minnesota Justice Foundation, Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, and Hennepin County Bar Association and Bar Foundation, and has been on the board of directors for the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association and Minnesota Association for Justice.
He earned a bachelor’s degree with summa cum laude honors from the University of Minnesota and a law degree with cum laude honors from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1981.
Bolier to oversee Cottage Grove sales office
Coldwell Banker Burnet has announces the appointment of three senior managers who will oversee the company’s residential real estate sales offices. They are Dave Carter, Matt Baker and Brian Bolier.
Bolier has been named senior vice president. He will oversee sales offices in Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Dakota County, Eagan, Lakeville, Burnsville and Apple Valley.
Carter has been named executive vice president. He will oversee 15 sales offices. Baker is the new senior vice president that will oversee sales offices in Crocus Hill, Highland Park, Minneapolis Parkway and the Minneapolis Lakes.
How to become a licensed childcare provider
Washington County residents interested in becoming a licensed family childcare provider in the county may take the first step and attend an upcoming orientation meeting from6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in Lower Level Conference Room 13 in the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater. Use parking lot A on the south side and enter the Government Center building. Check in with the security guard at night.
Basic information regarding the family child care program and requirements for licensing will be discussed.
Attendance is required at one of these meetings before a license can be issued.
For details and to register, call Annie Walton at 651-430-6539. Orientation meetings are free.
Business fair booths available
There is still time to participate in the Woodbury Days Business Fair to be held in conjunction with Woodbury Days, Aug. 24-26, at Ojibway Park. The fair will be open from 4-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. -9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
With over 30,000 people coming out for Woodbury Days, the Business Fair is a great way to meet potential customers. It is open to both Woodbury and non-Woodbury businesses, with booth space rental starting at $225, if applications are returned by July 31. Exhibitors may also rent electricity, tables, tents and chairs in addition to the space rental.
For details and an application, visit www.woodburydays.com, contact Jeff Janechek at 651-735-0409 or email email@example.com. Applications will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Axel’s Bonfire gets facelift
Woodbury’s Axel’s Bonfire has a new look after a little bit of remodeling was done at the end of June.
The restaurant, which is known for its wood-fire cooking, was given new colors, accents and updates to brighten up the space, General Manager Andrew Rowland said.
“Some cabinet work right when you walk in that kind of highlighted the wood-fire aspects of our business” was also added, he said.
Rowland said it was time to give the space a few new fixtures to keep it up to date.
“Some new lighting, nothing is going to stand out for a new feature, but there is some really nice detail work that was done,” he said.
The restaurant closed for four days and re-opened June 29.
Axel’s Bonfire has six locations in the Twin Cities including the Woodbury restaurant that has been open for about nine years. The menu changes monthly and features seasonal ingredients.
— Riham Feshir