HEBRON – Madelyn Walters is participating in a summer internship program for college students at Farm Credit Services of Illinois. She is based in Farm Credit’s Mahomet corporate office.
Walters was raised on her family’s grain farm near Hebron and graduated from Alden-Hebron High School. She will be a junior in agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois this fall.
Waters served as an assistant in the business office of the Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics at U of I and worked with The Frost Group as a crop insurance assistant last summer.
She is a member of Sigma Alpha professional agricultural sorority and traveled to Brazil on the Sustainable Agriculture Spring Break Study Abroad Program last spring. She is the daughter of Phil and Sue Walters.
Oman receives chartered planning designation
WOODSTOCK – Timothy Oman of Woodstock, a Financial Advisor with the local office of Wells Fargo Advisors has completed training for the title of chartered retirement planning counselor. This program is offered through the College for Financial Planning, the country’s oldest provider of financial planning education.
“Financial advisors who are awarded the chartered retirement planning counselor title are not only prepared to identify opportunities in investments but also in such areas as insurance, tax-efficient investing, retirement and estate planning,” said Lisa Niemann, branch manager of Wells Fargo Advisors’ Woodstock office.
To become a CRPC, Oman completed 120 hours of training focused on subjects such as asset allocation, retirement planning and risk management.
Two Tails fundraiser to benefit 4-H of McHenry
WOODSTOCK – Two Tails Market & Eatery is partnering with several other local Woodstock business to host Cruisin@Two Tails, a car and motorcycle fundraiser to benefit 4-H of McHenry County.
The fundraiser runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28 at Two Tails, 2400 Lake Shore Drive, Woodstock.
The entire $15 registration fee and a percentage of the food sales will be donated to 4-H. It will help finance the renovation of the animal barns at the McHenry County Fairgrounds and furnish a memorial sponsorship sign in honor of three young members from long-time 4-H families – Jennifer Kearns, Grant Fruin, and Kevin Ziller.
Other events include a 50/50 raffle, live music, a petting zoo and other kids activities, featuring a menu of angus burgers, jumbo hot dogs, and sausage served fresh from Two Tails.
To register your vehicle, contact Two Tails manager Wendy Giles 847-337-4028, ext. 2, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lael Miller joins Baird & Warner in Crysta Lake
CRYSTAL LAKE – Lael Miller has joined Baird & Warner’s Far Northwest Suburban office in Crystal Lake and satellite office in Carpentersville.
Miller brings with him exceptional customer service skills from his previous customer service director career. He has served as an East Dundee village trustee and on the Zoning Commission.
“We are very excited to welcome Lael to our office,” said Don Prigge, managing broker of Baird & Warner in Crystal Lake and Carpentersville. “Giving our clients the best service possible is always our goal, so providing our agents with the best possible resources is a very high priority.”
Bersted Foundation awards Renz Center
ELGIN – Renz Addiction Counseling Center has received $20,000 from the Alfred Bersted Foundation in support of purchasing electronic medical record software. The software will allow Renz Center to maintain federal Health Care Reform Act compliance, provide health insurance billing compatibility, and offer many cost-saving efficiencies.
“The Alfred Bersted Foundation is a valued community partner,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo, “and we appreciate the support they place on addiction treatment and prevention education. The new software will improve functionality and, in turn, benefit our clients.”
Renz Center provides a continuum of care dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of addictive behaviors related to alcohol, drugs, and gambling. Services range from outpatient treatment programs for adolescents and adults to youth prevention education programs. The Center has offices located in St. Charles, Elgin, and Streamwood.
For information, call 847-742-3545 or visit www.renzcenter.org.