Business Briefs for the week of July 21

Credit union names digital trainer

Seth Larson

Burnsville-based Firefly Credit Union has named Seth Larson as digital experience trainer.

A graduate of University of Minnesota, Duluth, Larson came to Firefly in 2015 where he first served as a member service representative and later as a digital service representative before being promoted to digital experience trainer.

In his new role, Larson will create and implement a digital training program for all incoming and current employees. He also will work to increase the credit union’s digital outreach by offering workshops and “digital days” at branches to answer members’ questions.

SERVPRO recognition

Michael J. Holmdahl, Tom C. Aarestad and Burke J. Ellingson of SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley received the Millionaire’s Bronze award at the June 24-28 SERVPRO annual convention in Seattle.

“We have a dedicated group of disaster remediation professionals at SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley, and we’re proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire team,” said owner Holmdahl. “Our business is just one of many extraordinary small businesses in the SERVPRO Franchise System, all of which benefit from the innovative tools, the business framework, and the ongoing training SERVPRO provides. This support is a big part of the reason why SERVPRO has been an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services for 50 years.”

For more information about SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley, contact Holmdahl at 651-330-7271 or visit www.

Orth to run Adams Radio’s digital division

Mike Orth has joined Lakeville-based Adams Radio in the newly created position of vice president sales of Adams Digital Media, a subsidiary of Adams Radio Group. Adams owns and operates radio stations in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Suburban Chicago/Northwest Indiana; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Salisbury-Ocean City, Maryland. Adams has also recently filed to acquire stations in Tallahassee, Florida, from Red Hill Broadcasting.

Orth spent the past seven years with the Minneapolis Star Tribune Media Company where he managed local and major national retail accounts and assisted in the implementation and growth of digital services.

Orth is a graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville with a degree in communications. He began his career in sales with Eagan-based Thomson Reuters upon graduation in 2004.

Small business master class

Small businesses will learn how to “dream big” when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce brings its Small Business Master Class to Minneapolis. The event, presented in conjunction with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at The Grand 1858 at Minneapolis Event Centers.

The event will give business leaders an opportunity to engage with top experts to gain knowledge, insights and inspiration while connecting with their peers. John Randle, NFL Hall of Famer who played with Minnesota and Seattle, will deliver the keynote. Other speakers include Amanda Brinkman, chief brand and communications officer at Deluxe Corp., and Alyza Bohbot, president of Alakef Coffee Roasters and City Girl Coffee in Duluth.

Sessions will focus on small business success stories, purpose-driven content and marketing, accelerating start-ups into big corporations, cyber security solutions, innovation and investment. Cost is $25 for Minnesota Chamber members and $50 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, go to

Wintz joins BV counseling agency

Dorothy Wintz

Dorothy Wintz, licensed psychologist, has joined Burnsville Counseling Care and is currently offering services to individual, marriage and family therapy.

Wintz holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in psychology from St. Mary’s University. She specializes in therapy with individuals who are affected by anxiety, depression, anger and OCD. She also has experience with marriage and family therapy, adoptive children and family issues, grief and loss, spiritual and family of origin issues, aging and life transitions.

Wintz is available to present workshops with a variety of spiritual issues: parenting, adoption, anger, anxiety and depression.

Counseling Care is a Christian counseling agency in Burnsville at 1500 McAndrews Road W. Call 952-892-8495 for more information.