Business Memos 1/30/13

Color this booth green

Ninety-one-year-old Stillwater Motor Co. in Oak Park Heights has embraced another auto industry innovation with the installation this month of the state-of-the-art Frontier paint booth by Garmat USA in the dealership’s collision repair center. The new booth allows Stillwater Motors to use water-based paint on vehicles rather than traditional solvent-based paint. Water-based paint offers hundreds of colors aailable on vehicles and allows better paint matching. “It allows us to better serve our customers while respecting the environment,” said SMC General Manager Michael Kahn. He added that the dealership honors all insurance companies and services all vehicle makes and models. (Photo courtesy of Stillwater Motor Co.)

McGann joins local dental office

LAKE ELMO — Dr. Patrick McGann, DDS, has joined the Lake Elmo dental office of Dr. Dennis Grabowski, DDS, and the practice has been renamed McGann Family Dental.

McGann, a Bayport resident, is a graduate of Woodbury High School and the University of Minnesota Dental School. He is an adjunct professor at the U of M and returns to the St. Croix Valley after practicing dentistry in the west metro for the last 10 years.

McGann was named 2012 Health Care Professional of the Year by Minnesota Business magazine, received HealthPartner’s 2011 Presidential Award and has been named a WCCO-AM 830 “Good Neighbor” three times. He is a member of the Union Gospel Mission Dental Advisory Board, regularly volunteers at the mission and has visited Uganda three times on dental missions.

McGann welcomes new patients at his office on Minnesota Highway 5 in Lake Elmo.


First State Bank announces promotions


BAYPORT — First State Bank and Trust recently announced four staff promotions, according to bank officials.

Andy Rollwagen was promoted to executive vice president; Jason Howard to chief financial officer; Joette Barr to marketing director, and Shawn Blaser to manager of ebanking.