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BUSINESS NOTEBOOK: Hearth & Home expands in Lake City

Jess Lindholm

Hearth & Home Technologies recently transferred its gas production lines to Lake City. The firm will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18.

"This expansion has already begun benefiting Hearth & Home Technologies and the Lake City community through increased employment opportunities, tax revenues, and economic development in the form of future growth and continued contributions back to the community," Community Relations Manager Heather Hauser said.

The plant has more than 275 employees who reside in communities throughout the region.

• White Rock Bank recently announced two promotions.

Sue Iverson has been named branch manager of White Rock Bank's Econo Foods location. In addition, Iverson leads the bank's human resource department. She has been with White Rock Bank for 18 years.

Jessica Lindholm is now a mortgage lender at the bank's Cannon Falls location. She has worked for White Rock Bank for five years.

• The Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce has two new staff members.

Marion Fitschen, who grew up here and lived in South Carolina and Florida, retired in June and moved back to Red Wing. She started volunteering at the chamber in August and recently became a paid office employee.

Tammy Wadley is in charge of member services. Her background includes working at Red Wing Business Systems for several years and owning Words 'n' Such, which she started 20 years ago.

Chamber members can meet the two women at Thursday night's annual meeting at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

Anne Jacobson

Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 

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