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Featured in Concordia St. Paul Magazine Members of Orion Associates Top Administration Featured in Concordia St. Paul Magazine September 29, 2009

ALUMNI FROM MASTER’S PROGRAM GROW BUSINESS TOGETHER. Rebecca Thomley, our organization’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Hage, Chief Administrative Officer, Cheryl Vennerstrom, Chief Operating Officer, and Leann Thompson, senior Executive Administrator, were featured in the Fall 2009 issue of Concordia St. Paul magazine, published by Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota. The article discussed the success of the Orion Associates organization since the four received Master of Arts degrees in Organizational Management in 2002.

Orion Associates is Recognized as a “Great Place to Work” in Minnesota Monthly Magazine

AMID A SLUMMPING ECONOMY ORION ASSOCIATES BEAMS THROUGH AND IS HIGHLIGHTED AS A “GREAT PLACE TO WORK,” BY MINNESOTA MONTHLY MAGAZINE. Orion Associates was recognized as a “Great Place to Work” in an article in Minnesota Monthly magazine, in January 2009.  Orion Associates was cited as one of forty-eight Minnesota companies that offered unique or exceptional benefits to their employees. The article’s fifteen benefit categories included a range from “Great for Health Care”

drum circle The River of Hope Mental Health Resource Center August 29, 2009

The River of Hope Mental Health Resource Center was established after Hurricane Katrina to provide education and support to children and adults who did not have access to other services. Staffed by volunteers specializing in mental health and trauma support and funded by private donations, the River of Hope Mental Health Resource Center offers free walk-in services including community education, counseling and telecounseling and referral to other resources. The River of Hope Mental Health Resource Center is located on Claiborne and

Orion Associates Featured in Twin Cities Business Magazine Orion Associates Featured in Twin Cities Business Magazine July 29, 2009

ORION ASSOCIATES WAS ONE OF THREE MINNESOTA COMPANIES RECOGNIZED FOR “PAYING ATTENTION TO EMPLOYEES’ MENTAL HEALTH.” Orion Associates was featured in the July 2009 issue of Twin Cities Business magazine, in recognition of our organization’s having received the Psychologically Healthy Workplace award from the Minnesota Psychological Association. Orion Associates was one of three Minnesota companies recognized for “paying attention to employees’ mental health.” Specifically, Orion was noted for its volunteer efforts and

Morning Star Financial Services Morning Star Financial Services’ Promotional Video Posted on YouTube

MORNING STAR FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, WAS FOUNDED IN 2006, AS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ORION ISO AND SUMMIT FISCAL AGENCY. VIEW THE NEW PROMOTIONAL VIDEO ON YOUTUBE, WITH THE GOAL OF PROMOTING MORNING STAR ITS SERVICES TO FAMILIES AND STATES NATIONWIDE. Morning Star Financial Services has posted a new promotional video on YouTube, with the goal of promoting Morning Star its services to families and states nationwide. The video can be seen at: Morning Star Financial Services’

Orion Awarded Another CARF Orion Associates, Meridian Services, and Zenith Services are Awarded Another Three-Year CARF Accreditation! June 29, 2009

ORION ASSOCIATES, MERIDIAN SERVICES, AND ZENITH SERVICES RECEIVES ACCREDITATION FROM CARF. We are pleased to announce that our organization’s Golden Valley corporate office building has achieved LEED Gold Certification. We are pleased to announce that CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, has reaccredited Orion Associates, Meridian Services, and Zenith Services for another three years! This is the second reaccreditation awarded to our organization. This outcome represents the highest level of accreditation

Orion Associates, Meridian Services, and Zenith Services Corporate Office Orion Associates, Meridian Services, and Zenith Services Corporate Office Achieves LEED Gold Certification

ORION ASSOCIATES CORPORATE OFFICE BUILDING IS ONLY THE SIXTEENTH BUILDING IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO BE GRANTED LEED GOLD STATUS. We are pleased to announce that our organization’s Golden Valley corporate office building has achieved LEED Gold Certification. As noted in an article titled, “Where you LEED,” by Jim Hackler, LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a green building rating system developed

Rebecca Hage Thomley Featured Rebecca Hage Thomley Featured in a StarTribune.com Article Regarding Financial Stress May 29, 2009

IN A RECENT STARTRIBUNE.COM ARTICLE, BY KARA MCGUIRE, COLUMNIST, REBECCA HAGE THOMLEY WAS QUOTED, OFFERING ADVICE TO THOSE EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL STRESS DURING THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS. Rebecca Hage Thomley was quoted in a recent StarTribune.com article, by Kara McGuire, Columnist, offering advice to those experiencing financial stress during the current economic crisis. Rebecca Hage Thomley, who is a Clinical Psychologist, is also the Chief Executive Officer of Orion Associates, Meridian Services, Zenith Services, and Orion

Our Organization Featured in MinnesotaBusiness Magazine April 29, 2009

ORION ASSOCIATES WILL CONTINUE ITS COMMITMENT TO THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF ITS EMPLOYEES. Our organization was featured on the MinnesotaBusiness web site, discussing our organization’s commitment to the health and wellness of its employees as represented by our ongoing commitment to volunteerism, our organization’s having received a Psychologically Healthy Workplace award, and our goal to achieve LEED certification for our corporate office building. The text of the article is as follows:

Celebration of Cultural Diversity Our Annual Celebration of Cultural Diversity! April 1, 2009

OUR CELEBRATION OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY HAS BEEN A REGULAR ORGANIZATIONAL EVENT SINCE IT WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED IN 2002. On Tuesday, April 14th, Orion Associates, Meridian Services, and Zenith Services hosted its annual Celebration of Cultural Diversity. For the first time, we were able to hold the event in our new conference / training rooms at the Metropolitan Office in Golden Valley. Our Celebration of Cultural Diversity has been a regular