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Life-Science Innovations promotes Wosmek

WILLMAR -- Life-Science Innovations announces the promotion of Beth Wosmek to treasurer/chief financial officer.

Wosmek graduated from Willmar High School in 1995 and obtained a bachelor's degree in accounting from Minnesota State University Mankato in 1999.

She joined Life-Science Innovations in 2005. During her tenure, she worked first as a senior accountant, then as accounting supervisor and later as accounting manager. In January 2011, Wosmek was promoted to corporate controller.

Her responsibilities as treasurer/CFO include tax planning and managing relationships with independent auditors, tax preparers and commercial bankers. She will also be responsible for financing, capital spending requirements and directing the investments of corporate cash. She will communicate the company's operating and financial performance goals and strategies to external investors and creditors, and to company shareholders.

Life-Science Innovations LLC is the administrative umbrella for a family of affiliated companies providing centralized support in accounting, payroll, human resources, information technology and executive leadership.

The affiliated companies include Willmar Poultry Company, PALS, Farm Service Elevator, Turkey Valley Farms (Marshall) and Willmar Poultry Farms, as well as Syntiron (St. Paul), MinnWest Technology Campus, Epitopix and Nova-Tech Engineering.

The affiliated companies combined have more than 1,500 employees in five states. Life-Science Innovations is located on the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar.

Opdahl forms Sharol's Staging Services

GRANITE FALLS -- Sharol Opdahl announces she has formed Sharol's Staging Services and has become an in-home consulting and staging company for the specific purpose of preparing homes for the real estate market.

She can provide a focused effort on a task that has typically been left to the real estate agent and homeowner's discretion. Focusing on a home's aesthetic qualities can have a positive impact on potential re-sale value.

Sharol's Staging Services begins with a thorough evaluation of the home. Once a home is assessed, easy remedies are offered for trouble spots, as well as strategies relevant to the individual home and owner. A computerized print-out of this information in prioritized order is provided to both owner and agent.

For more information, call Opdahl at 320-444-0106 or email


Affiliated Community Medical Centers announces Louay Hanna, M.D., a physician at the Willmar Regional Cancer Center in Willmar, has successfully completed the examination process and has earned board certification in medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Certification demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellent patient care. Dr. Hanna is also board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Hanna joined ACMC and the Willmar Regional Cancer Center as a medical oncologist in July 2011. A medical oncologist specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer. They oversee the use of chemotherapy and other drugs to treat cancer. Hanna coordinates care with other specialists such as surgeons and radiation oncologists. Medical oncology is one of 19 subspecialties certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


* The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is sponsoring a free hands-on workshop about online financial transactions from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the New London-Spicer High School computer lab.

Topics to be covered include online transactions, security, shipping and costs. Participants will explore the use of online checkout tools such as PayPal and online banking platforms to help make more informed decisions.

The course will be led by Hans Muessig, program director of Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities.

To register, call the EDC at 235-7370 or email

Muessig will be available at the EDC office from 1 to 4:30 p.m. today for one-on-one consulting. Make an appointment by calling 235-7370 or emailing

The workshop is made available through the University of Minnesota Extension as part of the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities program, coordinated by the Blandin Foundation and funded by a U.S. Department of Commerce grant.

* The Minnesota Multi Housing Association will sponsor a class on Dealing with Conflict from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Willmar Public Library. The class will help landlords deal with renters in a professional and effective way.

The cost is $39 to MHA members and $59 to non-members. For more information, call 952-848-2205, or fax 952-854-3810 or email jenica.hickey@