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    Business Services Team

    Whether your business is large or small, well-established or an endeavor-in-the-works, you need trustworthy expert advice, accessible borrowing options, and smart financial products.  Let our MCCU Business Team be part of yours!

    Have questions? Want to schedule an appointment? E-mail one of our business services experts!
    You can also reach the general Business Services line at: (218) 625-8890.


    Wendy Jurek     

    A veteran of the financial services industry, with abundant experience in commercial lending and business services, Wendy Jurek manages the Business Lending department and oversees a business lending portfolio.

    Wendy enjoys creating and sustaining relationships with business banking members, and providing commercial loans and deposit solutions tailored to meet each member's unique needs.

    In her spare time, Wendy enjoys volunteering in the community and spending time with her friends and family.


    Wendy Jurek (#582760)
    Business Services Manager

    Neil Sample

    Always ready to lend a hand, Neil helps our business members identify the best solutions to meet their needs.

    "I've always appreciated the opportunity to serve my community in a positive way," says Sample, "I love that I'm able to do that in my role at MCCU, by assisting in the success of the local businesses that are so critical to the economic health of our communities."

    Neil graduated from Bemidji State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He currently enjoys life in the Fredenberg Township area. In his spare time, he has fun hunting, fishing with his father, thrift shopping with his wife, and following the stock market.

    Neil Sample (#1421091)
    Business Services Officer
    (218) 625-8853*

    Amber Stoddard

    Amber Stoddard is no stranger to the dynamics of small business, growing up in the family restaurant industry for 33 years.

    As the Business Services Assistant at our Spirit Valley location, she finds great reward in serving our business members.

    "I enjoy showing our members the fun and convenient things we have to offer to make their businesses run smoothly, " says Stoddard.

    Amber hails from Barnum, but has called Duluth home for the last twelve years. She attended Hennepin Technical College, where she studied culinary arts. Stoddard continues to be an avid baker. Along with her husband and dog, Luci, she enjoys spending free time camping, four-wheeling, spending time with family and friends and hosting game nights.

    Amber Stoddard
    Business Services Assistant
    (218) 625-8831*


     MCCU Business Team - Jame Lundberg

    A graduate of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, James Lundberg has well over a decade of experience in the financial industry. He takes great satisfaction in helping our business members identify solutions to meet their financial needs.

    “The spirit of entrepreneurship is what drives our economy,” says Lundberg, “In Business Services, I enjoy finding and providing the tools needed to make members’ dreams a success.”

    James is based out of MCCU's Cloquet office, but serves business members across our service area. Originally from Esko, he enjoys reading, hunting, and spending time with his family.

    James Lundberg (#1398003)
    Business Services Officer
    (218) 878-3688*

    Christina Simmer

    A friendly face in our Cloquet branch, Business Services Assistant Christina Simmer was born and raised in the community she now enjoys serving.

    Simmer is a proud alumni of Cloquet High School, FDLTCC and UMD and is pleased to bring her skills to the Business Services Department of MCCU.

    "I really enjoy supporting the work of our Business Services department," says Simmer, "I love being part of a team that exceeds the expectations of our business members, on a daily basis."

    In her spare time, Christina enjoys golfing, camping and spending time outdoors in the summer.

    Christina Simmer
    Business Services Assistant
    (218) 878-3621*

    Moose Lake

    JoAnn Larson

    Business Services Assistant JoAnn Larson is simply a gem.
    A familiar face in our Moose Lake office, JoAnn is from the Sturgeon Lake area where she has lived her entire life.

    Larson has over 18 years of experience with our credit union. “I enjoy being part of the business team and I work hard to provide excellent service to meet our members’ needs,” says JoAnn.

    In her spare time, she enjoys flower gardening, cleaning, cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

    JoAnn Larson
    Business Services Assistant

    North Branch

    Brad Larson

    Well-known and highly regarded in our Southern branch communities, Brad provides expert knowledge and service to the credit union’s business members in the North Branch, Isanti, Sandstone, Hinckley and Moose Lake regions.

    “I enjoy being a part of the Business Services side of MCCU,” said Larson, “I have worked in consumer, mortgage and business lending over the past twenty-nine years. I'm well-acquainted in the communities we serve and I hope to help with the business needs of our southern offices and the members they serve.”

    Brad is an active community member, serving as a Rotarian and as a board member of Lakes and Pines and the Anoka Ramsey Foundation. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, oil painting, golfing, landscaping, and spending time with friends and family.

    Brad Larson (#500121)
    Business Services Officer
    (651) 674-6301*

    Grand Rapids

    Emilie Rondeau

    Business services, artfully delivered: that's what you get from Grand Rapids' dedicated Business Services Assistant Emilie Rondeau. An experienced financial services industry pro, Emilie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She joined MCCU when business services expanded at the Grand Rapids location in 2017.

    “Our business members are going to be impressed with the expansive list of products, services and lending options that MCCU has to offer,” said Rondeau. “I look forward to working with each individual business owner and learning about their financial goals.”

    In her spare time, Rondeau enjoys traveling, art, and spending time on the lake with her husband and two children.

    Emilie Rondeau 
    Business Services Assistant
    (218) 322-2954*


    Grace Novotny

    A down-to-earth country girl with a sound mind for numbers, Grace Novotny is the perfect fit for the Aitkin community’s business members.  Grace has a background in financial planning and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Actuarial Science from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
    Novotny grew up next door, in McGregor, and became a resident of Aitkin when she married her husband in 2017.  “I am excited to be a part of MCCU, and I look forward to serving the business members of this great community,” says Novotny.
    In her spare time, Grace loves playing softball and being on the family farm with her loved ones.

    Grace Novotny
    Business Services Assistant
    (218) 625-8913*

    *Please do not provide any personal information such as social security numbers, account numbers, or any other private or confidential information. Emails may not be a secure means of transmission.

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