Business Buzz for the week of May 5

Pet clinic holds grand opening
Lakeville Family Pet Clinic will hold a grand opening and open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at 17510 Dodd Blvd. in Lakeville. The event will feature a petting zoo, face painting, food and drinks.

For more information, call 952-595-6500 or visit lakevillefamilypetclinic.com.

Ladies Night in Lakeville
Lakeville boutiques, businesses and restaurants will host Ladies Night in downtown Lakeville 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.

Promotions, discounts and samples will be available. Participating businesses include: Kaleidoscope Boutique, Pink Door Boutique, Sacks in the City, Frenchies Modern Nail Care, Dakota Curling, Watch Me Draw Studio, James Lesch General & Family Dentistry, Angry Inch Brewing, Lakeville Brewing Co., and Mainstreet Coffee and Wine.

Advisory Board reappointed at Merchants
The Merchants Bank Advisory Board of Directors for the Twin Cities region was reappointed at the April 18 meeting of the Merchants Bank Charter Board.

Reappointed to their positions were Board Chairman James A. Trenda, Apple Valley, president of CP Advisors LLC; Heide C. Olson, Eagan, CEO of All In One Accounting; Peggy Johnson, Rosemount, community relations director for Dakota County Electric Association; and James Emond, Lakeville, a realtor with REMAX Advantage Plus.

Merchants has five locations in the southern Twin Cities, including Apple Valley, Lakeville, Rosemount, Hastings and Cottage Grove.

Donohoe promoted at  Merchants Bank
Kelly Donohoe has been promoted to personal banking manager at Merchants Bank in Lakeville.

Donohoe has been with the Merchants organization since 2012, when she started as a teller at the Apple Valley location. In 2014, she moved to Lakeville and was customer service representative/lead teller from 2015 until her most recent promotion.

“I really enjoy getting to know our customers,” Donohoe said. “This new position will allow me to deepen my relationships with my customers. I’m looking forward to it.”

As personal banking manager, Donohoe will help customers with their personal banking needs, including consumer loans.

Drentlaw is a Women in Business honoree
Anita Drentlaw, CPA, president of family-owned New Market Bank, has been named a 2017 Women in Business honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The 2017 awards recognize 51 women, including one career achievement award honoree, for their professional achievements, leadership and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community. Drentlaw and the other award winners will be honored at a business luncheon on Thursday, May 25.

Anita Drentlaw

At 36, Drentlaw was named president of the independent community bank, becoming the fourth-generation family member to transition into the leadership position successfully. Since becoming president in 2014, she has led the bank to reach $105 million in assets for the first time in its history.

On her way to becoming president, Drentlaw held many positions at New Market Bank, including executive vice president and chief financial officer for 11 years. Prior to joining the company in 2002, she worked as a public accountant at McGladrey & Pullen, serving small community banks, and worked for the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota as a staff accountant and accounting assistant.

She received her certified public accountant certificate in 2001; obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of St. Thomas; and graduated from the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Banking.

Drentlaw is an active volunteer in the community and the banking industry. She is a current board member of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota, and previously served on the organization’s membership committee and the technology committee. She is past president and a current board member of the Prior Lake-Savage Optimist Club, and serves on the Lakeville Chamber’s women in business luncheon committee. She currently serves St. Michael’s Catholic Church on the parish finance council and on the school’s advisory council. She also volunteers for Junior Achievement, participates annually in Prior Lake’s Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, and is a current and founding board member of Chase’s Warrior Foundation, which provides adaptive equipment to children with special needs. Drentlaw mentors high school students as part of both the Optimist Club’s Excel program and the Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies program.

Bryan Nestor

Nestor joins Summit Orthopedics
Dr. Bryan Nestor has joined Summit Orthopedics as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee preservation and restoration.

Nestor spent the last 22 years at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery.

He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester. He completed his fellowship in adult reconstruction and joint replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Nestor, who will be primarily based out of Summit’s Eagan and Plymouth locations, is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the Eastern Orthopaedic Association.

Project Reboot kickoff event
SEEK Careers/Staffing in Eagan is hosting a Project Reboot kickoff event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, to collect steel-toed footwear for job seekers needing protective footwear as a job requirement.

“We’re excited because it’s a great opportunity for local businesses and the community to come together. Putting people to work is what we do at SEEK and we wanted to really kick off this program in a big way. These boots will allow us to put more people to work, in turn helping the people of this community, so it’s a win-win, said Kristin Frame, team leader for the Eagan office.

The May 20 event will be in the parking lot at the SEEK office located at 1981 Silver Bell Road, Eagan. Boot bins will be set up during the event for people to drop off steel-toed boots. There will be food and beverages, games and a drawing for $50 gift card.