Business people: Sunday, Oct. 18

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTSecurian Financial, St. Paul, announced it has awarded $10,000 to Checkable Medical, a Minneapolis-based startup, as the 2020 winner of a Securian Financial-sponsored award for innovators working to improve the lives of families. The award, launched in 2016, is part of MN Cup, an annual statewide startup competition.
CONSTRUCTION
Greystone Construction Co., Shakopee, announced the following promotions: Gordie Schmitz to president; Eric Bender, vice president of Construction Operations; Brian Kreuser, vice president of Construction Execution, and Colin O’Brien, vice president of Business Development. All four have become partners in the company.
DEVELOPMENT
Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. has announced the hiring of Debra Altschuler as senior attorney – real estate development/vice president, and the promotions of Paul Almen and Audra Williams, both to associate general counsel.
EDUCATION
Donaldson Co., Inc., a Bloomington-based maker of filtration systems for industry, announced that it and members of the company’s corporate tutor team delivered 200 laptops to Prodeo Academy, a network of tuition-free preparatory schools in the Twin Cities metro area. … The Toro Co., Bloomington, and The Hoffman Family Foundation have joined together to honor former Toro Chairman and CEO Ken Melrose, who passed away in May, with a four-year gift commitment to the University of St. …

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