Lunch -N- Learn

Posted by editor on December 8th, 2015

What’s your personality type?


We had a great session of ‘Lunch -N- Learn’ at Pinnacle today. Topic: What’s your personality type? Knowing your personalty type will provide you with custom-tailored advice about your career, your relationship and health.
Take the test for yourself at:

Pinnacle Golf Day 2015

Posted by editor on November 20th, 2015

The successful annual Golf Day fundraiser was held on August 10th, 2015. Participants enjoyed a beautiful day on Dutch Legacy Course at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, MN. With the help of all of the attendees we raised $1,800 for the MTA Foundation Scholarship Fund. The Cannon Valley Communications Foundation graciously offered to match the donation; a grand total of $3,600 raised!

Thank you to all attendees and sponsors who made 2015 a huge success!


Pinnacle Power Dragon Boat

Posted by editor on August 7th, 2015

Pinnacle Power!

Pinnacle sponsored and had a team in the 10th Annual Dragon Boat Festival held July 29th-August 1st. Although the team of 20 paddlers and 1 drummer didn’t take first they still did an awesome job!

Overall team Pinnacle Power took 14th place out of 56 teams, with a combined time of two races being 4:46.90. After the first race they were in seventh with a time of 2:20.22 and the second race time was 2:26.68.

Check out our Pinnacle Power Team in action here


Adding Curb Appeal (and Value) to Your Home

Posted by editor on July 3rd, 2015

Add Value to Your Home

Home DIY projects can be fun, and are often even more fun when the finished product has a lasting impact on the visual attractiveness of your home. Simple improvements to the outside of a home can increase curb appeal, home value, and pride in ownership.  The following are a few tips that have been found to spice up the outside of your home for $50 or less.



1. Paint the front door.

A front door that matches, or blends into the facade of your home can be boring.  One way to brighten the entrance to your home is by painting the door a color that coordinates with, but still stands out against, your home’s color. Bright blue and red can be great options for a front door because they draw attention to your home and help to give it a fun, attractive, and welcoming facade.

Cost: $25 for a gallon of paint, plus a few hours of your time.

2. Jazz up the mailbox.

After the front door, a mailbox is another awesome place to use color.  A simple can of spray paint will do the trick in this case.  Just like in the case of the front door, paint the mailbox a color that contrasts with but still coordinates with your home’s primary color.  You can also attach new house numbers to the mailbox in a contrasting color for even more visual appeal.

Cost: Around $20 to $30 for a new mailbox and $5 for a can of spray paint

3. Add porch furniture.

If your home has a nice front porch, you can really add to your home’s appeal by adding a porch swing, rocking chairs, or other furniture.  While new porch furniture can be expensive, buying used furniture or repairing old furniture is a great way to make your home more appealing and functional while staying on budget.

Cost: $20 to $40 for furniture, and $10 to $20 for a can of paint to touch it up.

4. Decorate with potted plants.

Green plants and healthy flowers can really add attractiveness to your home.  While some prefer to have homes with well-kept landscaping, potted plants can add just as much to a home without the work of maintaining a large garden or landscaping project.  Place large pots near the steps or your front door, or hang plants from the roof of the porch.  Save money on pots by spray painting cheaper terra cotta pots, or purchase second hand pots.

Cost: $20 to $50, plus time devoted to watering and upkeep of the plants.


For more tips on how to give your home’s curb appeal a boost, click HERE.



Office Hours | Memorial Day 2014

Posted by editor on May 22nd, 2014

Office Hours

In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, the offices of Pinnacle will be closed on Monday, May 26th.