BGS in the Community

BGS Attorney Dave Schaps Presents Award at Roseville Area Optimist Club

BGS Attorney Dave Schaps  presented the Roseville Area Optimist Club’s inaugural “Optimist of the Year” award to Club President Don Salverda at the November 3rd Club meeting. Salverda is a former Ramsey County Commissioner from the Roseville Area and President of Don Salverda and Associates, a personal and professional leadership consulting firm.   Both Dave and Don are founding members of the Roseville Area Optimist Club, and worked to charter the organization in January.  The purpose of the club is to be a friend of local area kids by promoting activities that bring out the best in ourselves, the community and in our youth.  The 10 member  Optimist Club board, of which Dave serves as the Club Secretary, unanimously agreed that Salverda should receive the first..

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The Unknown Hero (Eaters)

The July 4 holiday has also become known as the Super Bowl of eating with the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. These contest winners receive fame and fortune to go with their impressively expandable stomachs. But there is an anonymous collection of individuals that move through life without fanfare or profit in their chosen pursuit – these are the marathon eaters. Today, July 6, 2017, Barna, Guzy & Steffen’s own marathon eater Scott Lepak finished his 8 month quest to eat all 31 sandwiches on the Nelson Cheese and Deli menu in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota. When asked why he decided to tackle all of the sandwiches on the menu, Scott said “When I started going here in 1991..

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BGS Participates in MTA’s Trucks and Toys 2016 Event

The BGS Transportation Law Department is carrying on the tradition of involvement with a great cause – the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) Trucks and Toys event. This event provides toys for disadvantaged children and teens all over the state of Minnesota, through the efforts of MTA members like BGS. This year BGS attorneys and staff enthusiastically jumped in to the shopping challenge, and even helped load a truck! The MTA has been running this event for more than 20 years, and this year twenty three MTA members around the state collected toys and cash (used to buy more toys). The MTA coordinates with many charities throughout the state, and this year partnered with even more groups to donate even more toys. Here..

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Anoka Halloween Ambassador Candidate Samantha Meyer

In keeping with our mission to support the community in which we are located, Barna, Guzy & Steffen is sponsoring a candidate in the 2016/17 Anoka Halloween Ambassador Scholarship program. Samantha Meyer is a senior at Anoka High School this year and maintains a GPA of 4.01, along with participating in many extracurricular activities and sports. She is a member of the National Honors Society, Rock Climbing Club, Lacrosse, Concert Orchestra, and dance and is involved with her church. She also works at Stoney River Assisted Living in Ramsey. Her creativity shines in this spooktakular decorated BGS pumpkin she created to recognize BGS for her sponsorship and was on display at the Sponsor Dinner on Oct. 20th. Samantha sent the gift back..

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Therapeutic Horses Helping People in Oak Grove: Stable Pathways’ Story

BGS Legal Administrative Assistant Sarah Thies has been volunteering with Stable Pathways for five years and serves on their Board of Directors.  She became involved with the group after hearing about the need for volunteers to help lead the horses and walk along side the riders. Stable Pathways is located at Oak Haven Farm in Oak Grove, MN . It provides equine-assisted activities for people living with physical and cognitive challenges under the careful direction of either a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Certified Instructor or a Minnesota licensed Occupational Therapist. Sarah says that therapeutic horseback riding helps riders “organize” body and brain. Sarah explained that the horse’s gait is most similar to a human gait so riding provides a..

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