Dave Neuger will tell you he fell into the business of communications and public relations, or that he was born into it, but that doesn’t really tell his story. A 1981 graduate of St. Olaf College, it is true that Dave worked for his father’s public relations firm on and off during and after college and did have a ten-year stint working with his dad later on. But he also worked in the health care industry, tried his hand at owning a company of his own, and worked for his alma mater as the school’s Chief
McLane Minnesota, is a division of the national supply chain provider working in grocery and tobacco supplies. From their 600,000 square foot facility right here in Northfield, the distribute to Holiday, Walmart, Family Dollar and many other retailers from Montana to Michigan. With 560 warehouse and administrative employees and another 180 drivers, they are one of Northfields largest employers.
Rebound Partners is an organization with no less than seven different diversified segments, running from hospitality to food and beverage, to real estate, to financial services and more. Each segment, or “Vertical,” as they are referred to within the company, has its own area of focus, its own staff and employees, and its own “Champion” (another Rebound term), that oversees its operations. Each of these verticals runs under the watchful eye of Managing Partner Brett Reese.
Service Master by Ayotte has served the south-central region of Minnesota for 26 years. It began when Beth’s father, Danny, was looking for a new challenge after spending nearly three decades as an international manager in the Sam’s Club Division of Walmart. One day, he saw an ad in the paper for an opportunity to become a franchisee of an industrial cleaning and restoration company.
This month on Chamber Chat, Lisa talks with Pete Mergens about how he got into the real estate business, starting his company, his personal sales philosophy and why he so enjoys living and working in Northfield, Minnesota.
On the premier edition of Chamber Chat, host Lisa Peterson, President of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce, talks with Community Resource Bank president Jim Loe about the challenges of steering a bank through the waters of a global pandemic, the importance of a trustworthy, local bank to a community.