• Katrina Hodges of Byron, Joni Steiber of Plainview, Ali Kingsbury of Rochester and Amy Ragland of Rochester have all become independent consultants with Tastefully Simple, Inc. As consultants, they offer the company’s gourmet food and beverages to guests at home taste-testing parties.
• Laura Downey has been hired as general manager of the Rochester Residence Inn by Marriott. Downey recently served as hotel controller for the Minneapolis Doubletree Guest Suites. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
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