Business Buzz for the week of Aug. 4

Chiropractor named to magazine’s best list
Lake Marion Chiropractic Center in Lake­ville has been voted one of the best chiropractors in the Twin Cities in a contest held by Minnesota Monthly. This is the fourth year in a row that the center has won the Best Chiropractors designation for the Twin Cities area. Votes are collected through the use of surveys conducted by Professional Research Services, which operates throughout the state of Minnesota.

According to Minnesota Monthly’s Best Chiropractors list, one of the reasons Lake Marion Chiropractic Center stands above the rest is the high demand for its services. In addition to seeing regular patients, the center also is the official chiropractor for the St. Paul Saints. The doctor, St. Paul sports chiropractor Dr. Craig Couillard, has also been the chiropractor and massage therapist for Hamline University for five years and has been affiliated with USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming, which are these sports’ governing bodies.

Data Sales expands remarketing team
Burnsville-based Data Sales Co. has expanded its IT hardware remarketing team with the addition of Dave Sisson and Mason Schneider. Data Sales provides turn-key service for companies looking for IT recovery solutions.

Sisson has over 30 years of IT remarketing, reconfiguration and resale experience.

Schneider, a Burnsville native, is a May graduate of the University of St. Thomas. He will be a trainee for one year and then move wherever the sales and marketing sector sees a best fit for him.

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Credit union leadership growth
South Metro Federal Credit Union, Prior Lake, has filled three new leadership positions.

Denise Meinert was named vice president-member services and marketing. In this role, she is responsible for servicing existing members and improving and expanding the services offered. She also is responsible for new member acquisition.

Kari Kalkman was named vice president-finance. In this role, Kalkman is responsible for the development of the credit union’s financial management strategy and will contribute to the development of South Metro’s strategic goals.

Kerri Barsness was named director of lending. Barsness is responsible for directing all aspects of mortgage and consumer lending activity to ensure effective and efficient operations and compliance.

They join the existing leadership team of Don Crofut, president; Amy Grove, vice president-operations; and Greg Hoehn, vice president-business services.

SelectAccount adds to sales leadership
Eric Daniels has joined Eagan-based SelectAccount as senior vice president of carrier sales. The company provides dedicated health saving and spending administration and custodian services.

Daniels will be responsible for establishing and growing relationships with new health care insurance carriers.

He has more than 20 years of leadership, management and executive sales experience. Prior to joining SelectAccount, Daniels spent nearly 10 years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, where he worked extensively with other Blue Cross plans and led several collaborative responses on national account request for proposals. He most recently served as the director of commercial markets sales.

Daniels also served in the U.S. Navy, and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He graduated from the Naval Leadership and Management program, and was awarded the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Service Medal and NATO Service Medal.

Conference for women business owners
The National Association of Women’s Business Owners holds its 40th National Women’s Business Conference Oct. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis.

Keynote speaker is activist Erin Brockovich. The conference features an exhibit hall highlighting Minnesota businesses, educational break-out sessions and gala events.

Single event to all-inclusive tickets are available. Prices range from $75 to $400 for members; $100 to $475 for nonmembers. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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