Stearns County Administrator honored with statewide award

Stearns County Administrator Michael Williams received an award from the Minnesota County Administrators Association.

Williams received the Joe Ries Excellence in County Management Award. It has been an annual award given since 1999, according to a county press release.

“Wliliams was selected to receive the award for demonstrating exemplary service and leadership in county management,” the statement said. “He spent 35 years in public service in local government, including five years in Stearns County and before that, 13 years in the City of St. Cloud.”

The county release credited Williams for fostering a culture of innovation, good values ​​and respect for all.

“He is known for his ability to build collaboration and is seen as someone who can see the big picture, allowing staff to unleash their creativity to make changes to work processes, practices and procedures to improve service delivery,” the statement said. “Mike is a committed and dedicated leader, encouraging his staff and focusing the team on county goals.”

The community of St. Benedict is listed as the second highest performing facility in the state; two other recognized local establishments

The community of St. Benedict was recognized as one of the top performing facilities in Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Best Retirement Homes ranking, according to a CentraCare statement.

There were 12 Minnesota nursing homes listed in the top 450 facilities of the nearly 12,000 nursing homes analyzed. Mount Olivet Careview Home in Minneapolis ranked #1. Country Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sartell and Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids were also included in the state rankings (#9 and #11, respectively).

The rankings were compiled based on survey data from 25 states with the highest population according to the US Census Bureau, according to the release.

“This designation is extraordinary. It is not just a time of appreciation but of celebration. This reinforces our teamwork, our dedication to our patients and their families, and our reputation for high-quality, patient-centered care,” Susan Kratzke, care center administrator, said in the statement.

Marco announces the promotion of a new general manager

Trevor Akervik took over the role of chief operating officer from Marco.

Akervik was promoted to this role after serving as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. He has been in the business for 20 years.

In his new role, Akervik will help drive results and continue to oversee human resources and business strategies, according to a company statement.

Former chief operating officer Jonathan Warrey took on a newly created role tasked with leading sales development across the organization. Warrey has been with the company for 25 years.

Rengel Printing receives national award

The Rengel Printing team has been honored with an award for excellence in print embellishment.

LeRae and Pete Rengel

The award was presented by Duplo USA, a California-based printing equipment supplier. Rengel Printing was one of three printing companies in the country to receive the Shima Prize. Rengel was recognized for its “creative and innovative approach to print embellishment,” according to a press release.

Rinke-Noonan hires a new lawyer

A new lawyer has joined Rinke Noonan’s team.

Gabrielle Martone is the company’s new attorney. According to Rinke Noonan, his areas of practice include banking and lending, business law and real estate law.

Sarah Kocher is the economics reporter for the St. Cloud Times. Contact her at 320-255-8799 or Follow her on Twitter @SarahAKocher.

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