Business Buzz for the week of Aug. 11

Walgreens adds urgent care
The Walgreens at Cedar Avenue and 160th Street in Lakeville has added MedExpress, a full-service urgent care, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Valley Tap House sold
Valley Tap House in Apple Valley has been sold to the owners of Poor Richard’s Commonhouse in Bloomington. The Valley Tap House will close Aug. 26 for remodeling and reopen under an unknown name on Sept. 5, according to the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Anchor Bank reaches merger agreement with Old National
St. Paul-based Anchor Bancorp Inc. has reached an agreement to be acquired by Indiana-based Old National Bancorp.

The definitive merger agreement has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of both Old National and Anchor. The transaction remains subject to regulatory approval and the vote of Anchor shareholders. The transaction is anticipated to close early in first quarter 2018.

“As we were looking for new ways to help Anchor support our growth, and the growth of our customers, we concluded that partnering with a larger organization would be the best option for our shareholders, employees and customers,” Carl Jones, Anchor Bank CEO, said. “I’m looking forward to introducing the Twin Cities to Old National Bank, which has built a solid reputation for Midwestern sensibility, community values and strong underlying ethics.”

Anchor Bank has locations in Apple Valley, Burnsville and Eagan.

Chiropractor assists World Games athletes
Chiropractor Craig Couillard of Lake Marion Chiropractic Center in Lakeville was invited to be part of the World Games Sports Medicine Team. The World Games took place July 20-30 in Wroclaw, Poland. Couillard joined two other doctors from his area to provide chiropractic services.

Credit union appreciation event
Ideal Credit Union’s Community Appreciation celebration runs Aug. 14-19. Attendees can spin to win prizes, including one of six $1,000 grand prizes.

A food truck from Aesop’s Table will be grilling hot dogs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Eagan office, 3225 Denmark Ave.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to local food shelves. The Ideal Community Foundation will again present checks to local food shelf representatives at each branch during the celebration. Coats for the Salvation Army Coats for Kids drive will also be collected.

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Hobby Lobby opens in Burnsville
Hobby Lobby, a craft and home decor store, opened Aug. 7 in Burnsville, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and official grand opening celebration. The Burnsville store is Hobby Lobby’s16th location in Minnesota.

Greg Larsen is the store manager of the 52,000-square-foot retail facility located at County Road 42 West and Burnhaven Drive.

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Adams Radio programming changes
Lakeville-based Adams Radio has made programming changes for its cluster in Salisbury-Ocean City, Maryland.

Effective immediately, Stacy Gantt (Carolina) will assume program director duties for 93.5 The Beach, Rob Johnson will assume program director duties for OC 104 and Laura Lee will assume program director duties for BIG 98.5. Larry “Big Red” Stephens, program director of “Your Country K107.7” will also assume the role of operations manager for the cluster.