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Gorham named business banker

Marilyn Gorham recently joined Anchor Bank Woodbury as vice president and business banker.

In this role, Gorham works with local businesses to develop banking relationships for the Woodbury office.

With more than 20 years of experience with local community banks, she most recently served as credit manager for RBC Capital Markets, Corp. in Minneapolis, Minn.

She earned her bachelor's degree from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn, in business administration.

She and her husband, Bill, reside in Hudson, Wis.

Anchor Bank Woodbury is a branch of Anchor Bank Heritage, N.A., an independent charter of Anchor Bancorp, Inc. Anchor Bancorp is a privately owned $1.2 billion Minnesota-based, multi-bank holding company with 17 locations in the Twin Cities.

Book Corner hosting authors

The Book Corner at 783 Radio Drive, Woodbury, will be hosting authors Cindy Gerard, Lois Greiman, Michele Hauf and Helen Brenna on Friday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The publis is invited to chat with the authors while purchasing their new titles, discover how to recycle old books at the store and sample wine and unique cheeses from around the world.

For more information, call (651) 730-0661.

Free foreclosure workshop

A free Foreclosure workshop offered to Washington County residents will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury.

Become informed about the foreclosure process and its legal timeframes. Know your rights and options. Obtain free unbiased advice from a housing counselor.

The event is sponsored by the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

For more information, call (651) 458-0936 or visit

Laschinger joins Weichert, Realtors - Advantage

Erin Laschinger, a Minnesota native, has joined Weichert, Realtors - Advantage.

She brings more than eight years of residential and investment sales expertise to clients residing in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

She is a member of the St. Paul Area and Minnesota Associations of Realtors and holds a real estate license in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida.

The Afton resident earned a bachelor's degree in business and marketing from the University of West Florida.

She is a member of the Minnesota District 23 Motorcycle Association, the American Motorcyclist Association and the Straight Arrow Enduro Riders.

Weichert, Realtors - Advantage is located at 1687 Woodlane Drive, Suite 208 in Woodbury, (651) 702-1499.

Marketing workshop Nov. 12

"Marketing and Branding in an Economic Downturn" and "Five Fabulous Marketing Fundamentals" will be presented by Nicole Prelgo of NGP Marketing Studio, and Jason Fabio, owner of Ispiri Design Build Remodel on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. at McHattie's Victorian Times 10350 Bailey Road.

Admission is $5. Seating is limited and preregistration required by Nov. 10.

The event is hosted by Business Networking of Woodbury.