Business People: Sunday, March 3


Public relations and government affairs firm MZA+Co, St. Paul, announced that Melissa Lesch will be joining the firm as senior vice president-state & local government affairs. … CNH Architects, Apple Valley, has hired certified interior designer Ashley Klis.


Zinpro Corp., an Eden Prairie-based livestock nutrition company, announced that Chris Reinhardt has joined the company as technical beef feedlot nutritionist.


NewStudio Architecture of St. Paul has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz, a platform for home renovation and design. … Engineering consulting firm Terracon Consultants announced it has relocated its White Bear Lake office to the St. Paul Beacon Bluff Business Center, which was recently completed by the Opus Group.


The Entrepreneur Fund, Duluth, announced the addition of Andrew Finco, client support specialist; Dawn Hagen, credit analyst and Janie Moore, development manager.


The Opus Group, Minneapolis, announced the promotion of Tom Becker to regional vice president of construction and project management. … Eden Prairie roofing and siding contractor Trinity Exteriors announced has earned the home service industry’s Angie’s List Super Service Award for 10 years in a row.


New Perspective Senior Living, an Eden Prairie-based developer and operator of senior living communities, announced the acquisition of New Perspective-Carlson Parkway, located at 500 Carlson Parkway, Minnetonka.


Thrivent, a Minneapolis-based fraternal benefits organization, announced that board incumbents Eric Draut, Lynn Crump-Caine and Brad Creswell were elected to serve another term.


Mark Kingsriter has been named fitness director at Wellbeats, a St. Louis Park-based provider of virtual, on-demand fitness content.


Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, Minn., announced that James N. Sheehan has advanced to executive vice president and chief financial officer. … Calyxt Inc., a Roseville-based provider of food and agriculture technology and services, announced the appointment of Debra Frimerman as general counsel.
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Today, New Perspective Senior Living operates 21 senior living communities serving over 2,000 seniors through Independent LivingAssisted Living and Memory Care options, with a goal to be serving 10,000 seniors by 2025. Based in Eden Prairie, Minn., the company has won multiple awards including Top Assisted Living Facility, Best-of-the-Best Dining Experience and Top Workplaces. In addition, Todd Novaczyk, was recently profiled in the Senior Housing News, The Leadership Series, while Ryan Novaczyk was just named to 50 for the Next 50 by Leading Age of Minnesota