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Waitr Holdings Inc., a Louisiana-based national restaurant-food delivery service, announced plans to acquire Bite Squad, a Minneapolis-based provider of the same service in the Twin Cities region, for about $321.3 million.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Small-business owner and veterinarian Dr. Christa Williams is graduating from the Scale Up! Twin Cities program through WomenVenture, focused on growing her mobile veterinary clinic, Caravan Vet.

DEVELOPMENT

Dominium, a Plymouth-based apartment owner, developer and manager, announced that it has hired Mackenzie Koch as a corporate events coordinator and Faith Lee as a property accountant.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Ross Dahlin joined Great Western Bank as vice president – business banking in the Bloomington office. Great Western Bank is a regional bank based in Sioux Falls, S.D. … Business services firm BerganKDV named Jodi Rinne as the government market leader; the company’s local offices are in Bloomington. … Jeff Hawkins, Minnesota region CEO for Old National Bank, announced that he will retire in January. Hawkins formerly worked at the former Anchor Bank, which Old National acquired in 2017. Old National Bank also announced other leadership changes in Minnesota: Jim Collins, Minnesota commercial banking executive, will take over as Minnesota region CEO; Margaret Murphy, Minnesota credit officer, will be promoted to region chief culture and credit officer; Matt Klein, formerly KleinBank’s president, will take on the role of consumer banking executive and will also serve on Old National’s corporate consumer banking steering committee. Old National acquired Chaska-based KleinBank this year.

FOODS

Bellisio Foods Inc., Minneapolis, has acquired Frozen Specialties, a producer of frozen pizza and Pizza Bites based in Perrysburg, Ohio. … Hormel Foods, Austin, Minn., announced it has completed the sale of its Fremont, Neb., processing facility to Wholestone Farms.

HEALTH CARE

St. Paul-based pediatric health system Children’s Minnesota welcomed Kimberly Welch as vice president of marketing and communications, effective Dec. 3. … Fulcrum Health, Plymouth, announced that its ChiroCare network has received the 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey, a provider of patient experience measurement. … HealthEast Heart Care announced the expansion of its Woodwinds Health Campus location in Woodbury.

HONORS

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Minnesota/Dakotas chapter is honoring Sandy Landvik of Coon Rapids as the 2018 Dr. Warren J. Warwick honoree, recognize her career as a nurse, and “Clipper” Jim Dresch of Sioux Falls, S.D., as the 2018 Angela Warner Friend of the Foundation awardee.

HOSPITALITY

A 100-suite Residence Inn by Marriott has opened at 450 Division St. in Waite Park.

LAW

Larkin Hoffman shareholder Phyllis Karasov was elected to the law firm’s board of directors; other shareholders on the firm’s governing body are Paul Smith, president, Tamara O’Neill Moreland, Thomas Oppold, Paul Plunkett, Joseph Fittante and Patrick Cole. … Minnesota Lawyer announced its 19th annual Attorneys of the Year awards: Groups: Anthony Promvongsa v. Joe Joswiak by Nilan Johnson Lewis and the ACLU-MN; Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Bankruptcy by Briggs and Morgan, Maslon, Manty & Associates, Buckley & Jensen, DeWitt Ross & Stevens, Stinson Leonard Street and Anderson & Associates; and Arctic Cat Winning Teams by Fish & Richardson, Hansen Reynolds, Kutak Rock and Arctic Cat in-house counsel; Cruz-Guzman v. State of Minnesota case by Gray Plant Mooty, the Douglas Tyrone Armstrong Death Penalty Case by Maslon, and the Starkey Laboratories Fraud Trial by the Office of the U.S. Attorney; Partners: Jeff Storms and Jeff Montpetit; Matt Benda and Stephanie Haedt; Individuals: John Gordon, Peter Rademacher, Ted Sampsell Jones, Casey F. Martin, Kaarin Long, William Lubov, David Jann, Geri Sjoquist, Samuel Edmunds, Adine S. Momoh, John Adkisson, Paul Godfrey, Thomas Boyd, Erick Kaardal and Rob Stefonowicz; Outstanding Service to the Profession: Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel, Katherian D. Roe, Patrick K. Costello, Susan J. Link, Don H. Liu, Tom Johnson and Sue Stingley. … Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, announced it has joined the inaugural class of signatories to the American Bar Association‘s newly-launched Well-Being Pledge & Campaign, aimed at improving the substance use and mental health landscape of the legal profession.

MANUFACTURING

Fargo, N.D.-based Dakota Supply Group announced it has promoted Melissa Lunak to chief human resources officer. Lunak previously was director of human resources for the public school system in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

MEDIA

Astrid Benedetto, Minneapolis, announced the launch of a party-planning website, Picabash.com, to connect party planners with vendors who would showcase and offer services. … The Minnesota Broadcasters Association has named Wendy Paulson executive
director, effective Jan, 2. Paulson spent 12 years as program director/director of operations at WCCO-AM radio.

NONPROFITS

Wendy Underwood has been named senior director of advocacy and government affairs for Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

ORGANIZATIONS

Fredrikson & Byron attorney Mercedes McFarland Jackson has been elected to a three-year term as a member of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Fredrikson & Byron is based in Minneapolis. … The St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce announced the roll-out of a newly designed website at www.saintpaulchamber.com.

PHILANTHROPY

Hiway Credit Union Foundation, St. Paul, announced it raised more than $40,000 at its inaugural fundraising event held at the St. Paul Curling Club on Nov. 8.

REAL ESTATE

Eden Prairie-based Renters Warehouse has acquired OwnAmerica, creating a nationwide real estate investment company.

RESTAURANTS

Eater blog announced its Twin Cities award winners: Restaurant of the Year: Hai Hai; Chef of the Year: Jose Alarcon, Centro and Popol Vuh; Bar Program of the Year: Martina, Marco Zappia; New Restaurant Worth the Drive: Martha’s Daughter, Duluth, Nyanyika Banda.

RETAIL

Dollar Tree announced plans to open a location at the Shops at Gateway North in North Branch in the spring of 2019.

TECHNOLOGY

The Nerdery, a Minneapolis-based tech services company, announced the hire of John Biondi as vice president of experience design. … Arvig, a Perham-based broadband service provider, announced an expansion into a new building at: 5130 Winnetka Ave. North, New Hope. … Business technology and officer services provider Coordinated Business Systems, Burnsville, has been chosen as an Elite Dealer by ENX Magazine for the sixth year in a row. … Waterfield Technologies, a provider of contact center technology, announced the acquisition of Digital DataVoice, Mendota Heights. … Agosto Inc., a Minneapolis Google Cloud Partner and developer of Skykit Chrome-based digital signage content management system, has been awarded the Minnesota High Tech Association 2018 Tekne Award for Skykit in the software category.