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WALKER — Bank Forward Market President Mark Sylstad announces the promotion of Leslie James to personal banking supervisor.

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This column includes brief notes on new employees, recent advancements or business news in the businesses around the Leech Lake area. Send information and a photo to pilotnews@pilot-independent.com.

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RiverWood Bank expands business services team

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Thrivent Financial financial consultant  Kyle Duclos of Walker was recently notified that clients of Thrivent’s Northern Skies Group, with offices in Walker and Baxter, are in the top 15 percent in the nation for participation in the Thrivent Action Teams programs.

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Northern Lights Casino and Event Center and Paws+Claws Rescue and Resort held the September and October Business After Hours, respectively. Pictured are attendees who won prizes donated by Northern Lights. Chamber Members enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, guided tours and visits with the…

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This column includes brief notes on new employees, recent advancements or business news in the businesses around the Leech Lake area. Send information and a photo to pilotnews@pilot-independent.com.

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Edina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced that Jeff Martin has joined its Hackensack Sales office.

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This summer, Charlie’s Up North customers are enjoying the food, amenities and service at the improved, expanded restaurant and bar, which re-opened in mid-June after a seven-month closure.

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This column includes brief notes on new employees, recent advancements or business news in the businesses around the Leech Lake area. Send information and a photo to pilotnews@pilot-independent.com.

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Bill Hansen Realty welcomes Jordan Fevold as a full time real estate agent in their Longville office. Shortly after graduating from Bemidji State University, he met Chelsea Duclos, a Walker local, who is now his fiancée. Spending time here he immediately fell in love with what the Walker and…

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The Walker Adult Day Care Services hosted a wonderful Business After Hours May 17. All split the pot money was donated back to Walker Adult Day Services. Drawing of prizes went to Ann Noland and Jim Flesch. The Leech Lake Chamber of Commerce will hold the next Business After Hours June 14 at…

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Jean Gustafson, a local attorney practicing in Brainerd, was honored Feb. 18 at the 17th Annual Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Conference at Mitchell-Hamline Law School in St. Paul with the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Greater Minnesota Fellowship Award.

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The 502 at Chase on the Lake hosted Business After Hours Feb. 22.  Erica Frizzell won the split the pot. The next Business After Hours will be at Walker Area Food Shelf March 22. Everyone is encouraged to come and bring a friend. There will not be a split the pot as the Chamber of Commerce e…

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This column includes brief notes on new employees, recent advancements or business news in the businesses around the Leech Lake area. Send information and a photo to pilotnews@pilot-independent.com.

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Ramona “Monie” Cyr Whitley, daughter of Roger and Mary Cyr of Walker and  a 1981 graduate of Walker-Hackensack High School, was recently promoted to Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer at prominent California law firm Allen Matkins.

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Lucette Diana Kensack is Paul Bunyan’s Sweetheart and appropriately, Lucette’s Pizza in Hackensack opened on Valentine’s Day in 2003.

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HACKENSACK — Edina Realty recently announced that two realtors from the Hackensack office are being recognized for outstanding sales performance, market knowledge and customer service as members of Edina Realty’s Master’s Circle.

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This column includes brief notes on new employees, recent advancements or business news in the businesses around the Leech Lake area. Send information and a photo to pilotnews@pilot-independent.com.

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Village Homes of Walker was recently sold by Ken Bresley (left) to Russ Rich. The duo has been in business for 17 years providing modular and manufactured homes throughout Minnesota. Village Homes would like to thank all customers for the past 17 years and looks forward to servicing future h…

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Coldwell Banker/Cedar Point Realty in Walker had a nice spread for the recent Business After Hours event. Many attended the event to enjoy delicious food and refreshments. Larry Kimball won the “split the pot” dollars, and the realty firm also gave out three gift certificates. Pictured are e…

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STAPLES — Local business owners, managers, school and college personnel, and community members are invited to collaborate in career and college readiness activities at the third-annual Building the 21st Century Workforce Conference Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Joint Powers Al…

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Fifty years’ longevity is an achievement for any retail store. But when that store has been owned for half a century by three generations of women in one family, grandmother, mother and daughter, the milestone takes on special significance.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Last Summer Double Dane Games, LLC, a retail tabletop gaming store, opened its doors at the Central Square Mall, providing free tabletop gaming space to the community. This year they plan on taking that space to the next level via a Kickstarter campaign launched to improve and…

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CROSSLAKE — Edina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced that Amy Mattfield has joined its Hackensack sales office, with a home office located in Bemidji.

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Gas Service Company in Walker held a customer appreciation week June 26-30, serving up fried fish while giving away prizes.