Business People: Spire Credit Union to partner with champion U wrestler Gable Steveson

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OF NOTE – SPONSORSHIPS

Spire Credit Union, Falcon Heights, announced a partnership with Olympic gold medalist and two-time University of Minnesota NCAA champion wrestler Gable Steveson.

ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS

ADG Promo Products, a White Bear Lake-based Taylor Corp.-owned provider of branded promotional products for business, announced that Darryn Cross has been named director of sales.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Amplio Economic Development Corp., an Arden Hills-based organization focused on funding small-business entrepreneurship, announced the following new board members: Chair: James E. Terrell, Fortis Capital; Vice Chair: Kari Collins, Ramsey County; Secretary/Treasurer: Kim Storey, Highland Bank.

EDUCATION

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Minneapolis, announced it has named Jason Morrison as president. Morrison previously was with the Diocese of Scranton Catholic School System, Pennsylvania, where he served as CEO and secretary for Catholic education.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Spire Credit Union, Falcon Heights, announced the hire of Paul Zyla as senior vice president/chief information officer.

GOVERNMENT

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Evan Rowe has been named deputy commissioner of Workforce Services and Operations. Rowe previously was DEED’s assistant commissioner for operations.

GRANTS

Artika Tyner, owner of Planting People Growing Justice, a St. Paul-based community outreach and educational nonprofit, was one of 20 recipients nationwide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation‘s Coalition to Back Black Business‘s 2021 grant program to receive an additional $25,000 enhancement grant.

HEALTH CARE

Ōmcare, a Burnsville-based provider of digital home health technology, announced that Matthew Grose has been appointed chief technology officer. Grose previously was with Optum, a UnitedHealth subsidiary, most recently serving as chief engineer, VP software engineering. … The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a Center City-based network of addiction treatment and mental health care centers, announced Ahmed Eid as Minnesota region vice president. Eid previously was director of Hazelden Betty Ford in Naples, Fla. … M Health Fairview announced that its Masonic Children’s Hospital, an academic pediatric care facility in Minneapolis, has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report in its 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals list, for the 15th year in a row.

HONORS

Verizon announced that Kevin Bross, a teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, was honored in Time magazine’s 10 Innovative Teachers Project, presented by Verizon. … Wellbeats, a St. Louis Park-based LifeSpeak-owned heath care consultant, announced that President and CEO Jason Von Bank was named regional winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 Heartland Award. … The Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation has awarded Lynne Megan, president and CEO of TSE, a St. Paul-based disability day service and employment provider, its annual Tip of the Spear Award, and Anna Thompson, with TSE’s Work Ahead Resource Center, its Minnesota Direct Support Professional Award.

LAW

Maslon, Minneapolis, announced the addition of estate planning attorney Ruth Isaacson. … Henson Efron, Minneapolis, announced attorneys Christopher Burns, Katy Graves, Anne Haaland, Scott Neilson and Lisa Spencer have been recognized as 2021 North Star Lawyers by the Minnesota State Bar Association. … Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, announced that shareholder Lousene M. Hoppe has been named a 2022 Notable Partner in Law by Twin Cities Business and that attorney Karen G. Schanfield has been given the 2022 Leonard Lindquist Distinguished Practice Award by the Minnesota State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section.. … Moss & Barnett, Minneapolis, announced that attorneys Susan A. King and Caroline A. Simonson have been appointed adjunct directors to the firm’s board. King serves as co-chair of the firm’s wealth preservation and estate planning team and Simonson is a member of the firm’s multifamily and commercial real estate finance and real estate teams.

MEDIA

MinnPost, a Twin Cities-based online news outlet, announced Elizabeth Dunbar as editor; Dunbar previously was with MPR News, St. Paul, most recently as assistant program director.

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