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Business Notebook: Coordinated Business part of All-Star effort

Coordinated Business Systems served as the exclusive office technology provider for the 2014 Major League Baseball All Star game held at Target Field.

“It’s an honor to be involved and to contribute to such a great American sporting event such as the All Star Game,” Jim Oricchio, president of Coordinated Business Systems, said. “After all, it has been bringing families, generations and fans together since 1933.”

Coordinated provided support and access to high-speed printers, MFPs, color copiers and scanners along with communication technology for teams, players, broadcasters and media.

Coordinated Business Systems is headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota, and has other branches throughout the area, including in Red Wing.

•AgStar Financial Services President and CEO Paul DeBriyn has decided to retire, the company announced.

DeBriyn will stay on for the next nine months as strategic adviser to ensure a smooth transition. He will officially retire from AgStar on April 1, 2015.

Executive Vice President and CFO Rod Hebrink will serve as interim CEO.

“AgStar truly has the best clients and team members and I've been privileged to lead this great organization for the last 27 years,” DeBriyn said. “The organization is in a solid place. Coupling our strong financials with word-class team engagement and client loyalty, I know this is the right time to transfer AgStar’s leadership. The organization is positioned for great success and the future is bright.”

Paul Reding of financial services firm Edward Jones in Red Wing recently won the firm’s Spirit of Caring award. The award aims to recognize financial advisors who “exemplify the values, culture and spirit of giving back,” the company said.

Reding was one of 226 financial advisers out of the firm’s more than 13,000 to receive the award.

•Red Wing Chevrolet was a winner of the Mark of Excellence award. It was named one of the top performing dealers in the country and met or exceeded goals for 2013. 

“Dealers like you are at the heart of our success,” Don Johnson, vice president, Chevrolet Sales and Service, said in a letter to Red Wing Chevrolet. “I am proud to work side by side with you to build on your accomplishments as we continue to provide the finest products and customer service in the industry.”

•Two new members have joined the First Farmers and Merchants Bank Advisory Board serving the communities of Red Wing, Goodhue and Bellechester — Nancy Falk and Dave Muelken.

Falk is a lifelong Red Wing resident and co-owns Falk Auto Body in Red Wing and Zumbrota with her husband, Don.

Muelken is the general manager and is a partner at Automated Equipment LLC.

They will join current members Wylie Wilson, Arnie Breuer, Tracy Gadient, Richard Gorman and Richard Lodermeier. 

Danielle Killey

Danielle Killey covers local government for the South Washington County Bulletin. She has worked as a reporter for other Forum Communications newspapers since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.

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