The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, along with City Council President Charles Schmitz, celebrated the merging of Kemske & River Bend Business Products with a ribbon cutting ceremony! The new businesses is located at 203 N. Minnesota St, in the River Bend building. Kemske began in 1914. Owner Les Bruns decided recently to focus exclusively on his software consulting business, and reached out to River Bend CEO Jim Hansen to see if there was interest. The two companies are a great match, and all employees were retained in the merger, combining 140 years of experience serving more than 3,500 current customers. River Bend Business Products has been serving New Ulm since 2007 and also has locations in Mankato and Fairmont. Congratulations!
In the photo: Andrea Boettger, Turner Hall; Brittany Schmeising, Chuck Spaeth Ford; Amber Schmit, Travis Dorf, Tim Schreiner, Jessica Paradis, Matt Hansen, Jake Bruns, Kemske, A River Bend Business Products Company; Kathy Van Roekel, Nuvera; Onie Reinarts, Megan Haslip, Kemske, A River Bend Business Products Company.