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American Solutions for Business in Glenwood has been selected by Premier as one of the primary vendors to provide advertising and marketing services to their member organizations, as well as members of Premier’s partner GPOs.

It’s a three-year group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc., one of the largest healthcare purchasing alliances in the United States. The agreement (PP-SV-321) names ASB as a contracted supplier of advertising and marketing services, which includes promotional products, graphic design, television and radio advertising, tradeshow booths, advertising print, and other items related to marketing and advertising.

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier and ASB for advertising and marketing services.

ASB has been contracted with Premier since 2013 for services, including advertising and marketing, promotional products, and service awards. As one of a select few contracted vendors in this category, ASB looks forward to continuing to service Premier’s members through its model of flexibility and exceptional customer service.

American Solutions for Business was founded in 1981 in Glenwood and has evolved into a leading distributor, providing customers with print, promotional products, marketing collateral, fulfillment and more.

Viking Bank welcomes 4 new employees

Viking Bank recently welcomed four new employees.

Kelsey Bitzan has joined the Viking Bank team as a Real Estate Loan Officer. Bitzan has over 10 years of banking and lending experience in personal, agricultural and real estate transactions. She has an associates of applied science degree in business management with an emphasis in marketing and sales from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND.

Mercede Winberg is the new branch manager at Viking Bank’s Ashby branch. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She has nine years of banking experience through working with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Viking Bank is a family-owned independent full-service community bank with locations in Alexandria and Ashby.

According to Mark Grandgenett, market president, “Viking Bank is very pleased to announce these new additions to the Viking Bank family, and shows our commitment to Investing in our community and our customers’ financial journeys.”

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