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MRC Ambassadors 2020

Lauren Altschuler
Transworld Business Advisors of MN
Business Broker
I assist buyers and sellers of privately held businesses in the buying and selling process including exit planning and strategic acquisitions. 
Arnie Bigbee
LegalShield, Independent Associate

Arnie has career experience in secondary school teaching. He also had experience in human resources at Norwest Bank/Norwest Computer Services Honeywell. He also completed 32 years in administration at Mayo Clinic, the final 22 years in Administration in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.  Arnie conducts
his LegalShield business from his office in Edina, MN.  Arnie is an advocate for human rights
and remains active in community, state and national/international organizations that further protect
these rights for all people.  LegalShield membership assures families in the US and Canada that they always have access to legal counsel for routine and emergency situations at modest month-to-month membership cost.

Don Dvergsten
ServiceMaster Commercial Systems
Account Representative
Gari Feldman
Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis North
Regional Sales Manager
Sam Forster
Minuteman Press Central
Sales and Marketing
Chris Guarnera
Vice President of Commercial Services
Brent Johnson
Insperity, Inc.
Business Performance Advisor
Shannon Lovejoy
Buca di Beppo
Sales Manager
Brianna McClain
Equitable Advisors
Retirement Benefits Specialist Tax Sheltered Plans
Ruth Michaud
SharePoint Credit Union
Business Development Representative
Melissa Mound
Melissa Mound Edina Realty
I am a residential Real Estate agent with Edina Realty living and working in Minneapolis. Born and raised in Northeast, I am passionate about my neighborhood and supporting my community. I am actively involved as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and a member of the Northeast Investment Cooperative, NEIC. 
Colleen Nagle
Edgewater Title Group
Marketing Executive
Kurt Obermiller
Heritage Family Office
Financial Advisor
Virg Senescall
VS Merchant Services
Chief Executive Officer
Started VS Merchant Services in 2007 after 38 years in IT. Business plan for VS Merchant Services is to give back to my clients by making sure all decisions made in relationship to processing credit cards are made in the best interest of the business & it's ownership as well as reducing the rates/fees so that I make almost nothing so they are able to spend their money on other parts of their business. It is another way to give back to the community. In addition I spend 60 hrs a week volunteering primarily with kids and sports (Hockey, Golf, Swimming, Skiing and Baseball). Volunteer time also includes being a Chamber Ambassador, Chamber Golf Committee, Chamber Future Leaders Program, Chamber Gala Committee, Board Member of the Education Foundation of Bloomington, Executive Board Member of the Bloomington Athletic Association, helping non-profits like Bridging, VEAP, Companies to Classrooms, Tour de Cure & running two different Networking Groups to help other businesses grow.
Megan Skëndaj
The Vision Companies
Managing Partner: Finance/Human Resources
Marty Benes
Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota - Central
Vice President, Business Relationship Manager
Jeff Mahmud
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Advertising Account Executive