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Business notebook: Red Wing Chevrolet promotes Hegseth

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac now has a local man overseeing new car sales. Scott Hegseth has been promoted to manager of the department.

Hegseth, who has been a salesmen at Red Wing Chevrolet for nine years, was born and raised right in Red Wing.

"He has the ability to work with people and understands how to fulfill their needs," general manager Brad Banitt said.

Being involved in the community is a large part of his life, according to Hegseth. He also enjoys sports: He is Central League Bowling League president, plays church league softball and donates time to the Red Wing Aces.

• Voth Insurance Agency of Goodhue was named to the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. President's Club for 2012. Voth ranks among the company's top 50 agencies and 15 farm mutual companies for outstanding production and profitability over a five-year period.

• Sargent's Nursery employees Anne Matzek and Katherine Casci recently fulfilled the necessary qualifications to be awarded the designation of certified professional with a landscape specialization by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.

Matzek, of Hager City, had to pass a comprehensive examination administered by the MNLA and the University of Minnesota. All recipients of the certification status must also accumulate a minimum of 2,000 hours in horticulture-related employment, or two years in an educational program that includes a structured internship.

• Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has been selected as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for 2012 by the Ethisphere Institute.

The institute is an international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

• Team Oil Travel Center of Spring Valley, Wis., received BP's 2011 Helios 100 Certificate of Achievement for performance. The achievement comes as the center builds a Subway restaurant addition.

Anne Jacobson

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

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