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Leading With Faith – 2015

Leading With Faith – 2015

| August 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

This year, we honor seven men who work in diverse fields but share a commitment to cherishing the dignity of their employees, sharing their talents and putting God first.

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In family firm, financial adviser tries to live by Golden Rule

In family firm, financial adviser tries to live by Golden Rule

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mark Mischke works with his father, Herb, advising people about their finances in a family-owned business — Mischke/Mischke & Associates — part of a larger financial services firm.

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Contractor finds balance in prayer, trust and understanding

Contractor finds balance in prayer, trust and understanding

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Cary’s deep Catholic faith is demonstrated throughout his personal and professional life,” wrote Father Michael Skluzacek, Cary Becker’s pastor, who nominated Becker for a Leading With Faith Award.

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In word and deed, bank manager seeks to help fellow immigrants

In word and deed, bank manager seeks to help fellow immigrants

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Helping those who are immigrants to the United States make it financially in their new country is a goal Jose Angel Martinez doesn’t leave to his role as a branch manager at U.S. Bank on the east side of St. Paul.

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Electrician: ‘Be not afraid’ to merge faith life with business life

Electrician: ‘Be not afraid’ to merge faith life with business life

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When Paul Archambault lost his job due to the recession in 2008, he started his own company, Stinson Electric.

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Trusting in God, Du Fresne rings in success despite downsizing

Trusting in God, Du Fresne rings in success despite downsizing

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Du Fresne Manufacturing is a precision sheet metal fabrication business in Vadnais Heights, but Robert Du Fresne, who started the company, doesn’t like to look at it that way.
After having to lay off half of his employees during the recent recession in order to save the jobs of the half who remained, Du Fresne re-focused his team to think about the people component of the work.

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Flooring store owner generous in business and faith life

Flooring store owner generous in business and faith life

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When Bill Sonntag isn’t recruiting men to join him on his annual retreat, chairing the parish festival, letting the Knights of Columbus store Tootsie Rolls in his warehouse, getting the St. Paul Jaycees to open its membership to women, interacting with seminarians as a member of St. John Vianney’s Virtuous Business Leaders group, serving as president of the parish council or the parish school association, he takes time to run his business, Suburban Floor Covering in White Bear Lake.

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Mom inspires Zenk to leave Corporate America for care-giving

Mom inspires Zenk to leave Corporate America for care-giving

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Jim Zenk left the world of corporate engineering to start Synergy HomeCare shortly after his mother, Mary, died. She had Alzheimer’s disease.

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