Business briefs: New chiropractic office opens in Lake Elmo

Dr. Thad Betzold and Dr. Julia Konstant, co-owners of Vibrant Chiropractic located off Inwood Avenue in Lake Elmo, announce the office’s grand opening.

Betzold and Konstant are convinced everyone has an awesome healing potential within their own bodies. They believe some aliments “prohibit health from being expressed.”

Betzold and Konstant have created a workshop called “ADHD — Don’t be Defined by a Diagnosis,” which they say demonstrates that there is no ailment that does not have a root cause.

Betzold and Konstant say they enjoy helping people attain a higher quality of life through chiropractic. They are active members within the community and believe healthy people are happy people.

Vibrant Chiropractic will open at 8519 Eagle Point Blvd Ste. 175 in Lake Elmo, and can be reached at 651-207-4411 or found at

‘Women, Wealth & Wellness’ event

Thrivent Financial; Eckberg, Lammers, Briggs, Wolff and Vierling, PLLP and First State Bank and Trust present “Women Wealth & Wellness, a series of “Lunch & Learn” events designed for the women of the St. Croix Valley. Each event features a local financial or estate planning expert and presents a specialty health and wellness guest speaker.

The Feb. 11 meeting features the wealth and planning presentation, “Second Marriages,” with event sponsor Shannon Hooley Enright, Estate Planning and Trust Attorney of Eckberg, Lammers, Briggs, Wolff and Vierling, PLLP.

The health and wellness presentation is “Recent Developments in Heart Health,” presented by guest speaker Cynthia Brenden, M.D., Lakeview Hospital/HealthPartners.

Hosted at the Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers Room at 224 Third St. N., beginning at 11 a.m., the cost is $15 and includes lunch provided by Grand Catering, payable at the door by cash or check. Credit payment available online only. RSVP to 651-351-3760 or online at womenwealth

Stillwater dental care providers change names

Patients and community members are seeing a new name and logo at two Stillwater-area dental and orthodontic providers. River Valley Dental Care recently became Three Rivers Dental Care, and Stenberg Orthodontics became Three Rivers Orthodontics.

Both practices are part of HealthPartners, which says the recent name and logo changes are a reflection of the organization’s shared mission and commitment to improving patients’ health and well-being.

River Valley Dental Care joined HealthPartners in 2013, and Stenberg Orthodontics came aboard in 2014. While each practice will have a new look and a new name, they will continue to offer the same great care and service they have provided patients throughout the community.

David Gesko, dental director and senior vice president of HealthPartners Dental, believes that the rebranding will strengthen the existing connections between these practices and the community.

“Each of these practices has done a tremendous job establishing the trust of the patients they serve,” Gesko said. “By updating the logos and names to be consistent with all of the other names across our organization, we have the ability to expand those relationships and showcase the fact that patients can expect the same quality of care and services that we provide at all HealthPartners locations.”

Valley Agencies acquires Northern Agency

Valley Agencies, a subsidiary of First State Bank and Trust, has announced the acquisition of Northern Agency from Luke Schlosser as of Jan. 1, 2015.

Valley Agencies represents many of the nation’s leading insurance companies, and has been serving the business and personal insurance needs of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area and St. Croix Valley communities since 1914.