Business notebook: Potter Ridge honoredPottery Ridge Assisted Living has earned the Best Community Award from Welcome Home Health Care.
Pottery Ridge Assisted Living has earned the Best Community Award from Welcome Home Health Care. This is the management company’s highest honor recognizing overall excellence in senior living.
Criteria include employment best practices and employee satisfaction in addition to resident and family satisfaction, resident and staff safety, financial performance and matching resident needs to care plans through a resident’s stay.
Potter Ridge received the award Feb. 23 at a conference in Hutchinson, Minn.
• Express Employment Professionals of Red Wing earned top honors at the staffing firm’s annual international leadership conference in San Antonio, Texas. The Red Wing Express office received the Gold Circle of Excellence award for achievements in sales and service in 2011.
Nearly 1,400 Express franchisees and their staff attended the conference Feb. 22-25. The conference featured workshops, networking, and training on staffing and workplace issues such as leadership, customer service, retention and team building.
• StarTech Computing recently added employees to its team.
Gary Persons of Ellsworth has been hired as a network specialist. Based out of the Red Wing office, he will work at a customer site full time for the foreseeable future.
Persons has a degree in information systems and networking and security. His background includes computer systems manager for the city of Victoria and time with the United States Army.
Michael Anderson was recently hired as a systems specialist. He will work primarily from the Hudson, Wis., office.
He attended Alexandria Technical College and holds a degree in computer networking.
• Pat Irrthum of Wanamingo was among Minnesota Farmers Union delegates to the national convention March 4-7.
The National Farmers Union works to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Members formulate policies at the convention and then work on that agenda with the U.S. Congress.