Archive for August, 2010

August 26, 2010

Shannon’s Resume

by Shannon
Shannon Lucas Westrum
Experience  6-2007 to Present

Bemidji Building Center, Inc

Bemidji, MN

President / Vice President / Secretary-Treasurer

  • Marketing and public relations for local lumber yard – introduced and maintain website, Facebook, Twitter and e-newsletters
  • Designing and implementing systems to make processes more efficient and organized
  • Planning all buying and marketing events, customer and staff appreciation
  6-2000 to 9-2007

Concordia Language Villages 

Bemidji, MN 

Retail and E-commerce Manager / Retail Coordinator

  • Sourcing and purchasing and bookkeeping for 4 year-round and 15 seasonal gift shops
  • Creation of all training materials and training of all sales and warehouse staff
  • Average increase in revenue 10% per year for 7 years
  1-1996 to 6-2000 

Insurance Placement Service 

Bemidji, MN 

Insurance Agent

  • Created a book of business through networking, community involvement and personal marketing projects
  • Advised customers in risk management
  • Sold all lines of insurance; life, health, personal, commercial and property / casualty
  4-1994 to 1-1996 

GR Herbergers, Inc 

Bemidji, MN 

Department Head

  • Managing part-time staff
  • Merchandising and sale set-up, inventory maintenance
  • Customer assistance
Education  5-1995 

Bemidji State University 

Bemidji, MN 

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

  • Emphasis in small business management
Interests  Outside of my professional life, I have a wide variety of interests. I am currently on the Board of Directors for the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Development Authority and the Bemidji Community Art Center. I am an avid reader, as well as a dabbler in many artistic mediums. I also enjoy volunteering, gardening, and traveling.
References  References are available on request. 

August 24, 2010

The Opener Updates!

by Shannon

We have some great local talent lined up!  Please spread the word. We still have openings for vendors … and buyers are always in demand!  For those of you looking to apply, references for the event organizer (Me!) are availible upon request. It’s always nice to know who you are working with. Thanks!


August 19, 2010

The Opener Artists

by Shannon

The applications are coming in already!  We are going to have a fantastic sale!

August 16, 2010

Vendor Application posted

by Shannon

Here it is! The official vendor application for Bemidji’s newest Art Festival!  The sale will be at the New City Ballroom, Nov 6th, 2010, from 9:00 AM to 5:00PM.  Please stay tuned to learn about our featured artists!

The Opener Art Festival application

August 9, 2010

New Art Sale in Bemidji!

by Shannon

We’ll soon begin taking applications for the Bemidji’s Newest art sale, THE OPENER!  The date is November 6th, from 9-5.  Entry fee is $75. Check back on “The Opener tab” for more details this week!.

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