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Biz Buzz: Construction of the Wings Financial Credit Union begins



The credit union is built on 1.75 acres north of Forthun Road, on land between Costco and Highway 371, just north of the CentraCare-Baxter Specialty Clinic.

The project is with Nor-Son Construction.

Plans before the Town of Baxter called for building land for a new 3,271 square foot credit union building with its main entrance and parking lot to the south. Access will be from the east using the shared driveway of the Costco property. The site is right next to Costco across the service road. The credit union’s plans included a detached training station on the east side of the development.

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Initial work on the project has started with the promise of favorable weather conditions in the current extended forecast.

Wings Financial acquired Brainerd Savings & Loan, with its branch in Brainerd, making the announcement in January with a closing scheduled for May. Wings is also known for its partnership with Carvana when the auto retailer moved to Minnesota. Carvana works with customers to buy online with virtual car tours and a seven-day return policy to replace the test drive. Customers can also sell and trade in their vehicles through Carvana.

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Look for more information on the project in next week’s business section.

Grand View Lodge in Nisswa appointed William Coyle as executive chef, making the announcement as summer entered the fall season. The resort has indicated that Coyle will lead culinary operations with the seven restaurants and banquet operations.

At Grand View Lodge, Coyle will be responsible for overseeing CHAR Craft Steaks, Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar, Northwoods Pub, On the Rocks, Freddy’s Sports Grill, Preserve Pub, Tanque Verde Cantina, Grand Breakfast and all banquet services.

“We are delighted to appoint Chef Coyle as our Executive Chef,” said Donald Lenahan, General Manager of Grand View Lodge, in a press release. “With over 20 years of experience in hotels, resorts, casinos and independent restaurants, Chef Coyle’s comprehensive resume makes him the ideal candidate to lead our team and take our culinary operations to new ones. levels for all of our customers and the local community. “

The resort reported that Coyle most recently served as executive chef at Mancy’s Steakhouse in Toledo, Ohio, having held a number of positions at the Hollywood Casino, most notably as deputy chef where he oversaw the operations of several outlets. sale, including the Forbes Four Star rated grill restaurant, Final Cut. Coyle has also reportedly held chef positions at the Ameristar Casino in Missouri, the Francisco Grande Golf Resort, and the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Arizona, among others.

“I look forward to sharing new flavors, presentations and seasonal culinary specialties with the folks at Grand View, but making sure to work with as much farm / down to earth as possible,” Coyle said in the release. hurry.

Coyle said he moved to the Midwest almost a decade ago. He is married and the father of four children.

Governor Tim Walz proclaimed the entire month of October as Manufacturing Month recognize the critical importance of manufacturing to the Minnesota economy and highlight the many career opportunities.

  • Manufacturing provided 14% of the state’s gross domestic product and accounted for 11.4% of statewide employment in 2020.

  • More than 309,000 people work in Minnesota’s manufacturing sector, and in terms of direct and indirect jobs, the manufacturing sector supports nearly 900,000 jobs, or about 33% of all jobs in the state.

  • The average annual salary for workers in the manufacturing sector is $ 70,860, which is 10% more than in all industries in Minnesota.

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“Jobs in manufacturing pay well and many offer opportunities for advancement on promising career paths,” said Steve Grove, commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), in a statement. Press release. “Minnesota created 2,300 new manufacturing jobs in August. Manufacturers in Minnesota could likely continue to create new jobs for a while, if there are enough workers to fill them. At DEED, we are focused on highlighting manufacturing employment opportunities statewide.

“Many manufacturing jobs can be created with a high school diploma and employer-provided on-the-job training. Several of the current Top 30 Jobs in demand in Minnesota are in manufacturing – including production workers and frontline supervisors of production and operations workers, ”the state reported in a press release.

Other points of note by state include:

  • The next generation of workers will be a much more racially and ethnically diverse workforce than previous generations, and DEED is working with manufacturers in Minnesota to improve awareness among young people, especially young people from Black, Indigenous communities. and color. The number of Minnesotans in BIPOC communities is expected to increase by 61.4% between 2018 and 2038, while the number of white residents will decrease by 1.6% over the same period.

  • Minnesota has more than 8,000 manufacturers manufacturing a wide variety of products. Most of the state’s manufacturing jobs are concentrated in these areas: food manufacturing, computer and electronic products, fabricated metal products, machinery, medical devices and sundries, printing, plastic and rubber products, and chemicals.

For more information on jobs and other resources, visit CareerForceMN.com/Fabrication.

Renee Richardson, editor, can be reached at 218-855-5852 or [email protected] Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DispatchBizBuzz.