DEBT AND EQUITIES Nash Finch Co., Edina, declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 18 cents per common share, payable Dec. 2 to shareholders of record on Nov. 18. The company has 12.1 million common shares outstanding.

PERSONNEL The PrivateBank, a unit of PrivateBancorp Inc., Chicago, has named John Richardson managing director of commercial real estate in the Minneapolis office. Richardson previously was senior vice president and Minnesota market manager for PNC Bank.

Avtex, Bloomington, has named George Demou president. Demou, previously senior vice president of sales, succeeds Bob Denman, will step into an advisory role.