February 2023

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BUSINESS ISSUE FEATURING
605 SPOTLIGHT: RIDDLE'S JEWELRY HANG OUT WITH: TERESA HART
ON THE MENU: SODAK SODA AN INTIMATE
FEBRUARY 2023 VOL.15 | NO.1
605 PROFILE: MICHAEL MURDY
AFFAIR:
QBIC LUXURY PICNICS Curated from Joy: Berry + Basil 605 STOPS BY: CASETTA

THEY’RE CUTER IN PERSON.

Keep your eyes on the road.

Mixologist of the Month

JordanLindgren

Age: 33

Dating Status: Engaged

Drink of Choice: A Black Manhattan

Favorite Recommendation to Patrons: The Delmonico Ribeye

Currently binging: Jack Ryan & Yellowstone

Favorite Type of Patron: The people who have a higher level of appreciation for cocktails & wine; they understand more than just the basics.

Favorite SD Experience: Camping at Custer State Park.

Talents Outside of work: I love karaoke. My warmup song is “Smooth” by Carlos Santa.

Favorite Part of downtown Sioux Falls: The food & cocktail scene exploding.

Worst Pickup Line You’ve Heard:

“Why are you sitting by yourself?”

Black Manhattan • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters • 1 oz. Vermouth & Amaro Blend • 2 oz. Knob Creek Rye Ingredients Directions • Build in a glass & stir until chilled. • Top with ice & garnish with a cherry. CRAWFORD’S 214 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD
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Co-owner of QBIC Luxury Picnics Isaac Carter models one of the fun elements to their picnic table sets, like conversation starter cards. More on the Sioux Falls company on page 34.

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2Mardi Gras Weekend

February 10 & 11

Main Street • Deadwood • Times Vary

ThingsCelebrate Mardi Gras with a fun weekend in Downtown Deadwood. Start the weekend off with the new Deadwood Cajun Cocktail Crawl at various locations throughout Deadwood before heading off to the annual Masquerade Party at the Historic Franklin Hotel on Friday. Celebrate Saturday with a Cajun Food Cook-off, the annual Mardi Gras Parade, and end the weekend with live music by Crawdaddio at the Franklin. MORE INFO: DEADWOOD.COM.

to do in February

Due to the possibility of cancellations, please check event websites & social media posts before attending.

1

Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo

February 1-4

Central States Fairgrounds

Rapid City • Times Vary

Join the crowd and check out the 2023 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo. The second largest event in the state boasts over 120 different livestock, horse and rodeo events, over 300 vendors to shop from, and live entertainment from Justin Moore, Muscadine Bloodline, and more.

The Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo has fun for the whole family with stock and trade shows, livestock sales, an animal nursery, and art shows. MORE INFO: BLACKHILLSSTOCKSHOW.COM.

3Winterfest

February 17-19

Various locations • Lead • Times Vary

Connect with locals by celebrating at the 2-day snow party in Lead, Winterfest. Participate in the Axbow Fat Tire Bike Race, the Eagle Cliff Ski Association’s 21st Anniversary ski tour and bratwurst cookout, a firework show, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, a chili feed, music, kids activities, and more. MORE INFO: LEADMETHERE.ORG/WINTERFEST.

*All photos for 6 Things are submitted by the event or its promoter unless otherwise noted.

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4Calamity’s Shindig February 24

Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center

Deadwood • 6 p.m.

Head to Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center for Calamity’s Shindig. Enjoy musical entertainment from Kenny Putnam, Dalyce Sellers, and Mike Connor, heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks by Cheyenne Crossing, and support Deadwood History during the silent and live auctions. MORE INFO: DEADWOODHISTORY.COM.

5Sioux Empire Home Show

February 24-26

SIOUX FALLS CONVENTION CENTER & ARENA Sioux Falls • Times Vary

Whether you’re building, renovating, landscaping, or just looking, be sure to check out the 65th annual Sioux Empire Home Show. Meet with experts to see the latest home-related trends and get inspiration for your future building, renovation or landscaping projects.

MORE INFO: HBASIOUXEMPIRE.COM/HOMESHOW.

6Nemo 500 Outhouse Races

February 25

Guest Ranch • Nemo • 10 a.m.

The 17th Annual Nemo 500 offers a day of free fun with the Outhouse Races for adults and the Scoop Shovel Races for kids. Before taking in the races, be sure to stop and taste the Chili Cook-Off and see who wins the cash prize. All proceeds from the event will benefit the NAJA Shrine Children’s Transportation fund. MORE INFO: NEMO500.COM.

ABERDEEN 3-4

+ABERDEEN WINGS HOCKEY V MINOT MINOTAUROS

Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen. 7:15 p.m. More info: aberdeenwings.com.

4-5

+HUB CITY RADIO WINTER BIG BOY TOY

SHOW

Dakota Event Center, Aberdeen. 10 a.m. More info: hubcityradio. com.

+ABERDEEN GUN

SHOW

Dakota Event Center, Aberdeen. All day. More info: dtgca.org.

5

+NSU YOUTH BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

NSU Barnett Center, Aberdeen. TBA. More info: visitaberdeensd.com. 10

+ BOYS & GIRLS CLUB FUNDRAISER

Dakota Event Center, Aberdeen. 6:30 p.m. More info: visitaberdeensd.com.

11-12

+FROZEN FOOTE SHOOT

Whitetail Bowmen Archery, Aberdeen. Times vary. More info: whitetailbowmen.com

24-25

+ABERDEEN WINGS HOCKEY V NORTH IOWA BULLS

Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen. 7:15 p.m. More info: aberdeenwings.com.

19-20

+WINTERFEST

Aberdeen Civic Arena, Aberdeen. Times vary. More info: travelsouthdakota.com.

BRANDON 10

+ AUCTION AMORE

Holiday Inn Express, Brandon. 5:30 p.m. More info: brandonvalleychamber.com.

BROOKINGS

10

+PARKER MCCOLLUM

Swiftel Center, Brookings. 7:30 p.m. More info: swiftelcenter.com.

11

+FREE FAMILY FUN DAY

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Brookings. 10 a.m. More info: visitbrookingssd.com.

16-19

+STOP KISS

Fishback Studio Theatre, Brookings. Times vary. More info: visitbrookingssd.com.

17

+SNOW BALL

Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings. 6:30 p.m. More info: events.visitrapidcity.com.

+WINTER NIGHT HIKE

Oakwood Lakes State Park, Brookings. 12:30 p.m. More info: gfp.sd.gov.

17 & 18

+ZACH DRESCH LIVE AT THE COMEDY ROOM

Wooden Legs Brewing Company, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: visitbrookingssd.com.

18

+FROST FEST FARMERS MARKET

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Brookings. 10 a.m. More info: visitbrookingssd.com.

20

+SCULPTURE CAMP

Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings. 6:30 p.m. More info: prairieplay.org.

BRUCE 15

+GROUNDHOG DAY SKI EVENT

Oakwood Lakes State Park, Brookings. 12:30 p.m. More info: gfp.sd.gov.

17

+WINTER NIGHT HIKE

Oakwood Lakes State Park, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: gfp.sd.gov.

DEADWOOD

10 & 11

+MARDI GRAS WEEKEND

Main Street, Deadwood. 8 p.m.

More info: tix.com.

12

+FEBRUARY FREEZE

5K WALK/RUN

Founders Park Shelter, Deadwood. 12 p.m. More info: deadwood.com.

18

+WINE & CHOCOLATE STROLL

Downtown, Deadwood. All Day.

More info: deadwood.com.

24

+CALAMITY’S SHINDIG

Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, Deadwood. 6 p.m. More info: deadwoodhistory.com.

25

+CHRIS JANSON

Mountain Grand, Deadwood. 8 p.m. More info: deadwoodmountaingrand.com.

FLANDREAU 11 +EDDIE MONTGONERY CONCERT

Royal River Casino, Flandreau. More info: royalrivercasino.com.

HILL CITY 11 +TOUR DE CHOCOLATE

Main Street, Hill City. All day. More info: visithillcitysd com.

+POLAR BEAR CHILI COOK-OFF

Main Street, Hill City. TBD. More info: visithillcitysd com.

HOT SPRINGS

4

+CHILLY CHILI COOKOFF CONCERT

Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs. 5 p.m. More info: hotsprings-sd. com.

HURON

4

+POLAR PLUNGE

Ravine Lake Public Beach, Huron. TBD. More info: sosd.org.

25

+UNITED WAY CABIN FEVER GAMES

SD State Fairgrounds, Huron. TBD. More info: chamber.huronsd.com.

LEAD 17-19

+WINTERFEST

Lead. Times Vary. More info: leadmethere.org.

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EVENTS
2023

MITCHELL

10-12, 17-19

+THE ODD COUPLE

Mitchell Area Community Theatre, Mitchell. Times vary. More info: mitchellact.org.

18

+DAN MILLER COWBOY REVIEW

Performing Arts Center, Mitchell. 7:30 p.m.. More info: mitchellconcerts.net.

26 +MIDWINTER CONCERT

Sherman Center, Mitchell. 4 p.m. More info: mitchellmainstreet.com.

NEMO 25

+NEMO 500 OUTHOUSE RACES

Guest Ranch, Nemo. 10 a.m. More info: travelsouthdakota.com.

PIERRE/FORT

PIERRE 2

+PIERRE GUN SHOW

Ramkota Hotel, Pierre. All day

More info: gunshowtrader.com

24-26

+THE OUTSIDER

Pierre Players Community Theatre, Pierre. Times vary. More info: pierreplayers.com

RAPID CITY

1-5, 7-10-25

+ICE SKATING

Main Street Square, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: mainstreetsquare.org.

2

+JUSTIN MOORE & PRISCILLA BLOCK

Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: blackhillsstockshow.com.

2-4

+RODEO RAPID CITY PRCA

The Monument, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: themonument.live.

3-4

+BADLANDS SABRES VS GREAT FALLS AMERICANS HOCKEY

Roosevelt Park Ice Arena, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: events. visitrapidcity.com.

3-5, 10-12

+SHE KILLS MONSTERS

Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. More info: performingartsrc.org.

9

+MANIA- THE ABBA TRIBUTE

The Monument, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

10 & 11

+RAPID CITY RUSH V UTAH GRIZZLIES

The Monument, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

11

+4GMX INDOOR MOTOCROSS

Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. 6:30 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

16

+NO BAD VIBES

OLD DOMINION

The Monument, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

17

+JEREMY STOLLE

The Monument, Rapid City. 7 p.m. More info: rapidcityconcertassociation.com.

+LEWIS BLACK

Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: events.visitrapidcity.com.

17 & 18

FEB 18 & 19

+

The Monument, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

18 & 19

Miner Brewing co. & Prairie berry winery two days of fun! live music outdoor fire-pits crowler fishing igloo bar beer & bingo miner mutt dash & more FREE for everyone!

+

The Monument, Rapid City. 6 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

TOUR RAPID CITY RUST VS TOLEDO RAPID CITY MARSHALS PRESEASON GAME
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23-25

+SDHSAA STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

The Monument, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: themonument.live.

24 & 25

+SDHSAA STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

Roosevelt Park Ice Arena, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. More info: events.visitrapidcity.com.

26

+PIERCE KAGARI EMATA

1st Congregational Church, Rapid City. 3 p.m. More info: bhchambermusic.org.

SIOUX FALLS

2

+MUSCADINE BLOODLINE

The District, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: experiencesiouxfalls.com.

3

+SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS. BIRMINGHAM SQUADRON

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: siouxfalls.gleague. nba.com

3-4

+TOOTSIE

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

3-5

+DANCE GALLERY YOUTH BALLET PRESENTS CINDERELLA

Orpheum Theatre, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com.

4

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS. DES MOINES BUCCANEERS

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 6:05 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

5

+SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS. BIRMINGHAM SQUADRON

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 3 p.m. More info: siouxfalls.gleague. nba.com.

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS. TRICITY STORM

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 4:05 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com

8

+READ SOUTHALL BAND

The District, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: thedistrictsf.com

+

Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls. 7:30. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

9

+ILYA YAKUSHEC AND THOMAS MESA

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

9 & 10

+GOD OF CARNAGE

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

11

+FEBRUARY VENDOR SHOW

The Social, Sioux Falls. 10 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS LINCOLN STARS

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 6:05 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

+SONGS OF ROMANCE

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

13-14

+R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

16

+LEWIS BLACK

Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. More info: siouxfallsorpheum. com.

16-19

+THE PREMIERE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS THE PREMIERE PREMIERES

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

17

+BLAKE SHELTON: BACK TO HONKY TONK TOUR

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

17-20

+JURASSIC QUEST

W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls. 3 p.m. More info: tickets. jurassicquest.com.

18

+SIOUX EMPIRE ON TAP 2023

Convention Center, Sioux Falls. 12 p.m. More info: siouxempireontap. com.

19

+VFW PANCAKE FEED

SD Military Heritage Alliance, Sioux Falls. 8:30 a.m. More info: facebo ok.com.

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS. TRICITY STORM

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 4:05 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

21

+ORPHEUM THEATER: THE ROOMATES TOUR

Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com.

23

+SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS MEXICO CITY CAPITANES

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: siouxfalls. gleague.nba.com

24

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS LINCOLN STARS

Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

26

+CHAPEL HART

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 2 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

+NICK SWARDSON

Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls. 9 p.m. More info: siouxfallsorpheum. com.

28

+SHEN YUNN

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

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MANIA- THE ABBA TRIBUTE TOUR

SPEARFISH

4

+OH BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. 2 p.m. More info: matthewsopera. com.

10-12, 17-19

+AN ILIAD

Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. Times vary. More info: matthewsopera.com.

21

+THE POCKET JUNKIES

Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. 2 p.m. More info: matthewsopera. com.

25

+CLASH OF THE TITANS

Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. 2 p.m. More info: matthewsopera. com.

VERMILLION 14

+LOVERMILLION DAY Downtown, Vermillion. All day. More info: chamber.livevermillion. com.

WATERTOWN 8-11

+WATERTOWN WINTER FARM SHOW

Codington County Agricultural Building, Watertown. Times vary. More info: watertownwinterfarmshow.com.

9

+DINNER & A MOVIEPRETTY WOMAN

Goss Opera House, Watertown. 6:30 p.m. More info: visitwatertownsd. com.

18

+TRANSIT AUTHORITY

Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: visitwatertownsd. com.

23-26

+THE PSYCHIC Town Players Community Theatre, Watertown. 5 p.m. More info: townplayers.ticketleap.com.

WORTHING

17-19, 23-26

+LEADING LADIES Old Towne Dinner Theatre, Worthing. TBD. More info: oldetownetheatre.org.

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Riddle's Jewelry Riddle's Jewelry

Since 1959, Riddle’s Jewelry has been dedicated to helping customers celebrate life’s important relationships and events.

Founder Jesse Riddle was an entrepreneur at heart and held a love for jewelry. To fuel his passion, he worked in a local jewelry store and attended jewelry school before continuing to earn his business degree from the University of South Dakota

Jesse combined his long-time love for jewelry and entrepreneurial spirit when he opened the first Riddle’s Jewelry store in Webster.

As the company began to expand, Jesse sought help and formed a partnership with his brother, Bob Riddle. Soon after, more family members joined the business, and the rest is history with second and third-generation Riddles taking the helm.

Sixty-four years later, Riddle’s Jewelry remains a family-owned business, with 65 stores across South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Colorado, and counting.

Brett Riddle, current president and CEO, says his father was always passionate about his work and therefore never worked a day in his life.

“He worked incredibly hard, but to him, it wasn’t work,” recalled Brett. “He loved what he did and his family.”

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“The love for jewelry is in our blood & it’s exciting to be around it every day.” brett riddle

At a young age Brett and his sister Tamara Riddle-Schumacher, board chair of manufacturing, dipped their toes into the jewelry business. After college, the siblings entered the family business as full-time employees in 1991.

Brett began his career hands-on in the stores as a regional manager, but quickly shifted gears into purchasing merchandise and property for the company.

“I worked and traveled to our various locations in the beginning, while my sister started more in the diamond buying and design,” explained Brett.

As Riddle’s Jewelry continued to rise rapidly in retail, the company decided to expand in a new direction and enter the manufacturing world. In 1980, the company opened a factory in Rapid City to produce Black Hills Gold and create its own diamond and gemstone jewelry.

In an effort to expand within the manufacturing business, the family began to purchase properties and other jewelry manufacturers.

“We were always Mount Rushmore Gold , but we continued to grow by purchasing Rushmore Gold , South Dakota Gold , Landstroms Black Hills Gold Company, and Black Hills Gold by Coleman,” said Brett.

With recently purchasing a diamond wholesale company, Brett also spoke of their growth within the wholesale industry.

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“We currently have 15 representatives that work with over 1,200 different jewelry companies to sell diamonds, gemstones, silver, charms, and our Black Hills Gold,” he explained.

Brett reflects while building and expanding a business can be difficult, the Riddle family ensures they work closely with one another to achieve their goals.

“We couldn’t have done it without the great people who work with us and our amazing customers,” said Brett.

Riddle’s Jewelry strives to serve its customers in whatever way possible, whether it be through in-house jewelry repairs, or stone setting, and selling them beautiful jewelry.

“We want our customers to feel like we’re here for them,” said Brett.

FAMILY LEGACY

SECOND GENERATION:

Tim

THIRD GENERATION:

Scott

Jesse

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There are currently seven family members working throughout Riddle’s Jewelry company.

brett riddle

Overall, the family’s favorite part of working in what they call "the love business" is being able to share special moments with their customers.

From engagements and anniversaries to holidays like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas, Riddle’s Jewelry is devoted to serving its customer's unique needs and sense of style.

Brett describes the joy in helping to create and share those precious moments in someone's life and make people’s dreams come true.

“We remember those moments and our customers remember those moments they spend with us picking out that special piece of jewelry for their loved one,” said Brett.

Those shared moments are cherished in households for generations.

“My sister and I saw the passion my dad had for the jewelry business all throughout our childhood.”
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Riddle's Jewelry corporate office in Rapid City
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“We have people coming in telling stories about my dad from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s that are still shopping with us,” said Brett.

Brett continued, “We want to be that generational jeweler, we were here for your grandparents, we were here for your parents, and now we are here for you. When the next generation comes along, we hope that families say, ‘Well you better go to Riddle’s.’”

As the third generation of the Riddle’s family continues to move into the business, Brett explains that it is his generation's goal to help keep the family legacy alive.

“It’ll be my sister’s and my job to prepare them to learn and understand the business,” said Brett. “They’ll be the ones managing the business down the road.”

Brett continues on to say how important it is for the upcoming generations to experience the same opportunities the second generation did.

“We aim to pass down the vision and teachings from the first generation and what we’ve learned over the years as well,” said Brett.

Brett shares his simple advice for future generations to always care for their family members in the business and to always think of the good in everyone.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT RIDDLESJEWELRY.COM+

MEET THE CREATIVE SARAH GRASSEL GrasselSarah

When Sarah Grassel began pursuing a career in photography, she never anticipated starting her own business.

“I thought I wanted to be a photojournalist for National Geographic,” said Grassel. “Then I started college and everything changed.

Upon meeting her husband, Isaac, Grassel was taken on a new path in life, but she never lost sight of her dream. Grassel says he inspired her to discover a new love for photography and what she wanted out of life.

“Issac helped me discover my passion for telling stories as a whole and helping those who don’t have the voice to share their stories,” said Grassel. As a result, Wandering Wilde Media LLC was created.

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“MY SERVICES ARE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, AREN’T AFRAID TO SHOW WHO THEY REALLY ARE, AND ARE READY TO SHARE THEMSELVES WITH THE WORLD.”

“MY SERVICES ARE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, AREN’T AFRAID TO SHOW WHO THEY REALLY ARE, AND ARE READY TO SHARE THEMSELVES WITH THE WORLD.”

Sarah Grassel

Grassel captures authentic life milestones for clients through weddings, elopements, portraits, and birth stories.

By exploring a variety of art mediums, including photography, videography, writing, and podcasting, Grassel says her skills help offer something unique to every client who walks through her door.

Grassel shares more about her love for photography, her podcast, and advice for aspiring photographers.

MY GOAL AS A BUSINESS IS…

to build confidence and to give a voice to everyone.

MY STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IS…

not your typical Instagram trend. It’s not bright and airy, moody, warm, or earthtoned. My style is more true-to-color, meaning what you see is what you get. While I do have poses that we go through during shoots, I’m also there documenting the day or moment as we go along.

MY SERVICES ARE PERFECT FOR…

the wild(e) and adventurous, the wildly in love, and the ones who have a little bit of a wild(e) side with a story to tell.

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MY LOVE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY STARTED…

in high school. My grandma let me borrow her point-and-shoot for a digital photography class, and it was love at first click. I began to see the world from a different perspective. Everything I looked at, I found an angle to portray its beauty.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT DESTINATION WEDDINGS IS…

the travel and experience. It’s easy to get caught up every weekend doing the same thing, the same venues or vendor teams. Destination weddings bring a sense of adventure and the unknown.

I’VE TRAVELED TO…

California, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. One day, I hope to hit all 50 states for weddings or elopements.

MY ADVICE TO ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHERS IS…

community over competition. There’s always something to learn from others in the industry, and it’s nice to have a system of people that you trust and rely on as referrals.

wedding vendors in the Black Hills. I sit down and speak with wedding-related artists and vendors and discuss hot tips and tricks for couples who are in the planning stages of their wedding or elopement. We also discuss the business aspect of their work— who they are, how they got their start, and what they’re trying to accomplish with their business.

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"THE PULSE PODCAST" IS ABOUT…

DEDICATED VOLUNTEER

OUTSIDE OF HER BUSINESS, GRASSEL IS A VOLUNTEER FOR COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES.

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MY FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY FREE TIME IS…

one of three ways: reading a book, cuddling on the couch with my cat, Opal , listening to and/or making music, or out in nature.

I LOVE TO GRAB A BITE OR DRINK AT…

Harriet & Oak . They’re always hopping, and I love the cozy atmosphere. My favorite order is a Caramel Latte, the Bacon Apple Cheddar Sandwich, and a Triple Chocolate Brownie

MY FAVORITE THING TO DO AT HOME IS…

spend time with my family. I have a 1 year old son, and another joined the family in January. At home, we love to watch Disney, play board games, cook together, and dance together. My family has always been a big part of who I am and is a huge root of my business.

ONE THING I LOVE ABOUT SOUTH DAKOTA IS…

how much the Hills remind me of the Adirondack Mountains. Growing up, I spent a lot of time visiting upstate New York, and the Adirondacks have always been one of my happy places. When I came out to the Hills, I was reminded of the memories I had made, from being buried in the sand, going on hikes, and watching the wildlife. I discovered that South Dakota isn’t your typical Midwest farmland. It’s special, and it’s home. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WANDERINGWILDEMEDIA

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QBIC LUXURY PICNICS

High school sweethearts Sabena and Isaac Carter take celebrations to the next level. On the couple’s second wedding anniversary, Sabena was looking for a special way to celebrate when she saw luxury picnics all over Pinterest.

“That would be kind of cute in a Sioux Falls park,” she thought.

With a picnic table already at her disposal, Sabena went thrifting, picked up food from Olive Garden, and told Isaac to meet her at McKennan Park .

The surprise luxury picnic was a success for the couple, and quickly became something they wanted to provide for others in the city.

A self described planner, Sabena has been organizing gatherings for years.

“Back in high school I used to throw themed dance parties,” she said, “so I was very complex with my planning, even at that time.”

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After graduating from Southeast Technical College with a degree in entrepreneurship and business administration, Sabena was equipped with the skills to start a business of her own.

Isaac’s role in the business? “I’m definitely a support player,” he said. “She’s got a very entrepreneurial spirit, and I assist in any way I can. I’ve always got her back.”

In addition to supporting, Isaac came up with the name for the business by combining two sets of initials.

“I’ve always called her Queen Bean, that’s like my nickname for her,” said Isaac.

Those initials, Q.B., combined with Isaac’s own initials, I.C., forms QBIC

Together, the Carters form a team to personalize every picnic. Clients get their own colors, letterboard message, tablescape, and charcuterie board. There is no singular template for a picnic, so the results are always different and customized to the picnickers.

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No two picnics have ever been the same ." sabena carter

a QBIC luxury picnic comes with the following assets:

LAP OF LUXURY

- Boxed Water

- Candles

- Charcuterie Board

- Custom Letterboard

Message Sign

- Low Level Picnic Table

- Pillows & Blankets

- Table Runner

- Upscale Dining Ware

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ADD ONS

- Additional Picnic Hour

- Bluetooth Speaker

- Cake

- Donuts

- Facial Kit

- Flower Bouquet

- Games

- Gift Boxes

- Kayak or Pedal Boat

- Kids Table

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LOCAL PICNIC PARTNERS

- Blush Bakery

- Cultivated in Love

- Chef Ellen

- Face Foundrié

- Flyboy Donuts

- Flow and Paddle

- Wonderfully Made Co.

During one picnic, Isaac remembered, a yellow rose was significant to a couple celebrating 49 years together, so the Carters included the rose and other special touches.

In their first year of business, QBIC organized around 100 picnics for the Sioux Falls area.

Though the majority of the picnics are for couples, birthdays, surprise parties, anniversaries, and date nights, all special occasions are welcome.

Isaac and Sabena both have other jobs, but they agree that QBIC is a fulfilling side hustle and make sure they are available to provide as many picnics as possible.

“We make it available for anyone to have a picnic from 5-10 p.m. on weekdays and noon-10 p.m. on weekends,” said Sabena.

The Carters find that it is a very gratifying service to provide.

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“You can see the excitement in their eyes,” Sabena said of her clients. The picnics are often a surprise for one or more of the guests.

Isaac agrees: he loves to see guest’s reactions to “the excitement, the happiness, and the unique memory we brought them.”

The Carters always offer to take a photo for their clients before cleaning up the picnic, and have had the ability to witness more than a few proposals.

“It just makes me happy,” said Sabena.

With a successful first year under their belts, QBIC looks forward to expanding into more complex dinner party services and rentals. FOR MORE

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CASETTA

Amy Boes and Angela MerriTt, owners of the Convolo event Venue, found they were receiving more rental requests than they could book.

“Our first year of business with Convolo was very fruitful, and we were humbled by the feedback from the community,” said Boes. “We were turning renters away because they were wanting to book a time or day that was already unavailable.”

In an effort to avoid turning potential renters away, the pair opened their sister event space, Casetta

“Casetta” is the Italian word for “little house,” which was inspired by the building's exterior and location in Sioux Falls.

“We highlighted the gable-style house that it’s in,” said Boes. “It’s a very quaint structure near residential areas. It feels like a cozy home and is very welcoming.”

Previously home to the interior design firm, Houndstooth House, Boes explains the building's established features were the perfect fit for their new event space.

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With bright white walls, white shiplap ceilings, black interior accents, Cambria black quartz backsplash, and an electric fireplace, Casetta offers a clean and modern look.

Boes states that she and Merritt added their own personal touches to match their brand, making the building truly their own.

The 1,792-square-foot building can entertain 50 guests seated and 65 standing. Merritt describes Casetta as the perfect space for smaller, more intimate gatherings such as rehearsal dinners, showers, and celebrations.

Boes adds that a special aspect of Casetta is the convenient and smooth rental process.

“We wanted to make sure our venue offered a seamless experience,” explained Boes. “It’s like an Airbnb event space and a self-hosted process.”

Renters are able to rent the space online and will be given instructions and a code to access the building for their event time frame. Tables and chairs are included in the rental, but if renters require additional seating, the sisters say they recommend their neighboring business, ABC Rentals Special Events

Boes adds that setup and tear-down services are available to help with convenience.

Décor items such as linens, platters, vases, and centerpieces are also available for rent.

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They explain that it was important for Casetta to have a conference room available for various business ventures.

“We get a lot of corporate bookings at Convolo and we wanted something that was truly built for conferences,” said Boes.

The conference room can accommodate various business events such as off-site meetings, corporate events, and business anniversary celebrations.

Those who would like extra space for their event are able to rent out both spaces.

Casetta offers no limitations on catering. Boes explains that their renters are allowed to bring their own food, beer, wine, or caterers.

With the conference room hosting a kitchenette and refrigerator, Boes mentions that it’s the perfect preparation station for caterers.

The sisters expressed that, just like Convolo, they wanted to create a neutral event space for their renters.

“The design for both of our spaces was to be design forward, thoughtful, and intentional,” said Boes.

SISTERLY ADVICE:

“Try to book your venue & vendors as far in advance as possible if you have a firm date in mind. We try to have an easy, stress-free booking process, & we’re always here to help & make recommendations leading up to your event.”

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" We wanted to provide a space where people feel like they have a place to host a variety of beautiful events . "
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The duo asked themselves what they woud like to see in an event space to create an area where everyone’s theme can speak loudly.

“Not everyone’s style is the same,” said Boes. “We wanted people to be inspired when they're in this space.”

With unique staple pieces throughout the venue, it’s still subtle yet versatile enough that guests can still make the event their own, adds Merritt.

“We’re very passionate about events and hosting, and it’s been fun to see how people make use of the venue. They’ve gotten very creative,” said Boes.

Boes expressed that through their event spaces, she and Merritt have been able to reach the community outside of their rentals.

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“One of the best parts about working in the event world has been getting to know and working with all of the talented vendors in Sioux Falls,” said Boes. “We’ve been working with small businesses to see what other types of events we can bring to the community.”

As the sisters begin to transition into the event world fulltime, they share what plans they have in store for 2023. Convolo and Casetta are expanding with a larger-scale wedding venue, Monick Yards

“We’re partnering with the owners of Highball Bar, The Treasury at Hotel On Phillips, and Carpenter Bar to open a downtown venue,” said Boes.

The new 12,000-square-foot space will offer an urban experience for any occasion with an industrial ambiance and thoughtful finishes.

Monick Yards will have a capacity of up to 400 people and will be located near Convolo, on 8th Street.

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After seeing specialty soda shops popping up in places like Arizona and Utah (where she was visiting family), Katy Rees wanted to kick sodas up a notch in Sioux Falls.

“A gal decided that she was going to start making flavored sodas at a little drive thru in St. George, Utah and the concept took off out there,” said Katy. “So we were like, ‘Oh we’ve heard about it, let’s try it.’”

The concept came to fruition, and her business SoDak Soda Gourmet Soda Bar opened its doors early this past July in a retail center on West Trevi Place off of 85th Street. Katy says the family looked for almost a year for the right location.

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More on the

Menu

SYRUPS

» Coffee

» Grenadine

» Lavender

PURÉE/CREAM

» Coconut Cream

» Vanilla Cream

» Wild Berry

SNACKS

» Cookies

Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal

Chocolate Chip, Frosted Sugar, and Snickerdoodle.

FAVORITES

» Dark Knight

Lemonade, peach purée, and blackberry.

» Shortcake

Sierra Mist, strawberry, and cupcake.

» Sweet & Sour

Ginger ale, green apple, and caramel.

» Wizard’s Brew

Root beer, butterscotch, and double vanilla.

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“It was a combination of things, like finding something available with a drive thru (because that was really important to us), finding something that was affordable for a new business, and wanting to find a location where there would be families and a variety of population coming through,” she explained.

Patrons can go through the drive thru or go inside to choose from a variety of soda add-ins, like syrups, purée and cream, and fruit. Sodas include go-tos like Coke and Pepsi products, ginger ale, lemonade, and root beer, and come in 44 ounce, 32 ounce, 24 ounce, or 16 ounce cups.

All about the base

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Along with the soda base, customers can also add a still Base, sparkling water base, or an energy base.

Not sure what to pick for an add-on?

Try choosing from the Favorites menu with over 20 options. A few include the Sweetheart with Crush soda , strawberry purée, and pineapple, and the Sunrise with Mountain Dew, orange, and vanilla.

“We created the Favorites menu along with using some favorites from other places, so we usually recommend that they start with that and then expand,” said Katy.

One of the most ordered drinks is the Abby Lou , which was named and created by Katy’s daughter.

“My daughter Abigail created the Abby Lou on the menu and she put it with Diet Coke, but she combined French vanilla and salted caramel syrups,” she recalled. “That has been one of our really popular ones.”

Abby also works at SoDak Soda part time, while Katy's son is one of the shop’s regulars.

“My son is a paying customer on a regular basis,” said Katy. “He will come through the drive thru and I won’t even know it’s him because sometimes I don’t recognize his voice on the speaker.”

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" On a drive home from Yellowstone, we started talking with the kids & thought it would be so fun to start our own business.

Of course at that time we were really just talking, but then we came up with a name & we had the idea. next thing you know two years later we have a soda shop.

katy rees "

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Business Advice from katy

There is a lot that we didn't realize we were going to deal with that was overwhelming, and that has been difficult. But if you don’t give it a try you don’t know if you can do it or not, so we just went for it.

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The company strives to be a family friendly place for people to relax, have fun, and enjoy a soda and a snack.

Snacks include Cookies, Rice Krispie Bars, Scotcharoos, Chips & Salsa , and Pretzels with Cheese Sauce.

“We see all kinds of people in here,” said Katy. “We see older people, high schoolers, families, and moms coming through during the day for a break from their kids.”

She continued, “And that was really our goal. We want this to be a place where anyone feels comfortable coming and can come and get a fun treat.”

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BerryBasil & curated from j yo

It began with two best friends and a crazy idea. Angi Hanzlik and Cindy Peterson felt that there was something missing along Chamberlain's Main Street.

With Hanzlik listing her previously owned photography studio along the busy street, the two began to conjure ideas of what the property could become.

“I remember us saying how someone should put in a kitchen store and Angi said, ‘Well, we should do it,’” said Peterson.

As Chamberlain residents traveled to Mitchell, Sioux Falls, or Rapid City to purchase quality kitchenware and gourmet foods, the friends acknowledged a desire for such items.

“We wanted to bring our small town a store where our customers can feel like they’re in a big town with quality items,” said Peterson.

With the help of their husbands, the pair began to transform the brick-and-mortar location into Berry + Basil.

“We wanted to create a space that we wanted to spend our days in and hopefully others would like to come in and hang out with us,” said Peterson.

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FACT:

Berry + Basil offers free in-store pick-up for locals.

Opening in the midst of the pandemic, the pair didn’t see it as an obstacle, but rather the perfect opportunity for the Chamberlain community.

“At the time, everyone began to appreciate family meals,” said Peterson. “Everyone began to cook and bake more.”

According to Peterson and Hanzlik, opening during this time didn’t come without its challenges. Neither of them could attend kitchenware expositions or meet with distributors to handle and test potential products.

“We depended heavily on products and brands that we loved and had in our very own kitchens,” explained Peterson. “We also had a lot of guidance from other kitchen store owners and sales representatives who have become our family and mentors.”

“They have all been very kind and helpful, and that was something we are grateful for,” added Hanzlik.

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As self-titled "Curators of Joy", the pair's goal for Berry + Basil was simple: to bring joy back into the kitchen.

“We wanted to bring the joy back into the kitchen and family gatherings, as well as to bring back traditions and cultivate a feeling of togetherness,” said Hanzlik.

Hanzlik and Peterson believe that the art of cooking should be enjoyed and cherished with tools that make lives easier.

“My grandma always said that the kitchen should be the one place that brings us joy, and if a tool frustrates us, it shouldn’t be in our kitchen,” reflected Peterson.

In response, the two believe that every kitchen should be filled with beautiful things that make people smile. They laugh as they say that pretty things make everyone happy. Kitchenware items can go beyond their simple purpose to spark inspiration.

“It could be something as simple as a dishtowel in our favorite color,” said Peterson. “It’s not that it just does its job, it's an item that when we’re using it, it makes us feel something.”

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When customers walk into Berry + Basil, they can expect to feel welcomed and inspired.

“We want the store to be an experience and hope that everything we’ve curated makes it an uplifting experience,” said Hanzlik.

The kitchenware haven carries a variety of primary and specialty kitchen items and gourmet foods.

Hanzlik adds that they carry anything anyone would need in the kitchen from staple necessities like pots, pans, bakeware, utensils, and knives to specialty olive oils, seasonings, vinegar, coffee, tea, and wine.

The duo works to continually search for and curate beautiful, high-quality, functional, and fair-priced must haves.

Berry + Basil also carries a signature line of lotion, hand soap, and air fresheners. The pair worked with Prairie Artisan Fragrances to create two signature scents.

Customers can choose between Hanzlik’s Tobacco Vanilla and Peterson’s Peony Suede

“ Angi & I would both say that we couldn’ t do this without one another. We both bring different things to the table. ”
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Berry + Basil has been able to serve the Chamberlain community in more ways than one.

The store is able to transform into a space to host various events from wine tastings, to meat-and-cheese tastings, private parties, and bridal showers.

“It’s a fun space, while yes there’s shopping but it ultimately comes back to why we created the space, —a place where people want to hang out,” said Peterson.

Hanzlik and Peterson explain that their dreams could not have come true without the support from their family, community, and each other.

“Our dream evolved to more than what we thought it could be, and to have it come to life has been a tribute to our partnership,” said Peterson.

The pair share that their goals remain consistent in providing and helping create memorable experiences for their area.

“A day doesn’t go by where someone comes in and thanks us for being here, and that makes Angi and I feel very special,” said Peterson.

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CENTRAL PLAINS BAT REMOVAL CENTRAL PLAINS BAT REMOVAL

As of February, Central Plains Bat Removal will be rebranding its name to CP Bat Mitigation

“Rebranding our company is something we’re very excited about, and with the success we have had over the years, the demand for our services continues to expand,” said co-owner, Jill Kolb

“We want our company name to be more applicable to serving our customers in the Midwest but also in the South, East Coast, and West.”

CP Bat Mitigation is a family-owned and operated business whose mission is to safely remove bats from homes, businesses, schools, and churches.

While employed in the roofing industry, owner John Kolb developed an interest in bat removal. His concern about the process grew after he realized bats could enter homes directly through roof crevices.

“I knew there was an issue but didn’t know the extent of bat removal issues,” said John.

The Sioux Falls-based company opened its doors in 2017, and since then has provided bat mitigation services throughout South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, western Minnesota, and eastern Wyoming in commercial and residential entities.

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FUN FACT:
The Little Brown Bat is the most common bat species in South Dakota.

BAT REMOVAL VS. ANIMAL CONTROL

Location, location, location!

The best way to remove bats from your attic or walls is by hiring a bat removal company.

In the event that bats are flying around your home/business or roosting outdoors, it’s best to contact Animal Control.

As bats are able to fit through holes only a quarter inch wide, they’re able to sneak into homes and businesses in stealthy ways.

Jill says bats commonly enter homes through small holes in attics, cracks in bricks, and chimneys, or simply by leaving a garage or back door open overnight.

Jill explains that their bat removal experts have built a removal process that provides a smooth experience for customers.

“It’s a two-step process,” said Jill. “We go out and check customers' properties and identify where the bats are coming from.”

During an initial consultation, the team will take the time to explain exactly how the bats enter and exit the property.

Jill says that their team will offer a complimentary quote based on the property's structure, and customers can set an installation date to begin the removal process.

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A senior installer comes to the property and identifies the most frequented entries and exits, also known as the “honey holes.” When the holes are discovered, a bat cone is placed at the point of entry, acting as a slide, preventing the bats from returning. Jill explains that this is an important step due to bats being creatures of habit.

“They will recognize your home as their home,” said Jill. “However when the bats leave to feed, they’ll figure out they can’t come back in.”

After ensuring all the bats are gone, the senior installer will come back to the home or business and apply a sealant

permanently cover the previous entryway.

Jill adds that their team will return to the property at a later date to evaluate if the mitigation process was a success. If on a rare occasion bats return, CP Bat Mitigation will resume their services until all the bats are removed.

“We’re always going to come back and take care of our customers till the very end,” said Jill.

While bats can become the upfront problem, it is important to understand the damage they can cause, too.

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5 SIGNS YOU NEED COMMERCIAL SERVICES:

+ Bat droppings in or around your property.

+ Bats swarm outside your building at dusk.

+ Strong ammonia odor.

+ Unexplained stains on walls or ceiling.

+ Unusual sounds in the walls.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Little brown bats only have a few natural predators, like owls or raccoons.

Unfortunately, most of their mortality is caused by parasites or white-nose syndrome.

White-nose syndrome is the result of a fungus that invades and ingests hibernating bats' wings and muzzles. This causes the bats to wake up more frequently during the winter, which rapidly uses up their limited fat reserves.

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FUN FACT:

A bat’s lifespan ranges from 25 to 40 years. The little brown bat only ranges from 6 to 10 years.

Bat feces (also known as guano) and urine can lead to structural damage. The high levels of uric acid in bat guano is able to erode metal, clay, and wood structures with time. Jill states that it's more common to see the damages when a large colony of bats inhabits an attic.

“If that's the case, our team will come in and do an attic restoration,” said Jill.

Aside from structural damages, the guano and urine can also cause health issues to the building's inhabitants.

“Anytime you disturb guano, you’re allowing those spores to open up, and that’s when it becomes a health hazard,” said Jill.

Inhaling the spores will cause an infection called Histoplasmosis. This infection can go unnoticed by many, but identifying factors include fever, chills, headache, and chest pain.

Jill adds that if someone is willing to take a quick look into their attic, it’s important for them to wear the proper respirator.

In case a bat or bat guano is found anywhere in one's home or business, she advises against attempting to remove it by yourself out of concern for exposure to illness or disease.

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BENEFITS OF BATS:

+ Nature’s insect control

+ Natural born fertilizers

+ Flower pollination

+ Seed distribution

“We have the proper removal process, and the experts who know what to do,” said Jill. “Don’t take the chance of putting yourself at risk.”

Bats don’t always cause harm, and Kolb expresses that due to cartoons and Halloween, people typically have a misconception about them.

“Bats will not suck your blood or dive down at you,” said Jill. “They’re not intentionally trying to come after you. They’re more scared of you than you are scared of them.”

Bats play an essential role in the environment but have been at risk of extinction and must remain protected.

If a bat has made your home or business their home, Jill says to not be afraid to call. As a safe mitigation company, they are there to protect bats and your home.

When asked about what the future holds for CP Bat Mitigation, Jill responded, “We’re growing to a corporate level, and we want to be able to bring more awareness to other cities.”

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When Teresa Hart began her career as a financial advisor, she always knew she wanted to open her own practice, and in 2013, she opened Hart Financial Group

“Whether you are investing in building your wealth, preserving your assets, or using insurance to protect your family, our personalized services focus on your needs, wants, and long-term goals,” said Hart.

Hart and her team work to help clients identify personal finance strategies that may improve their lifestyle and provide a foundation for a sound retirement.

“Through the years, I’ve been able to add financial planning services along with many other investment options for my clients,” said Hart.

Since opening her practice, Hart says that she has been able to expand her team and add a second financial advisor who runs her own practice in North Dakota.

Learn more about Hart’s holiday traditions, her go-to spots in Mitchell, her love for pickleball, and more.

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ONE THREE TWO FOUR

I have five pets - three dogs and two cats.

I have three children, ages 23, 17, and 11.

When I was 14, my twin sister and I took over our older brother’s garbagehauling business.

My twin sister is four minutes older than me and jokes that I was the leftovers. I always tell her Mom saved the best for last.

FIVE

I was Miss Huron in 1992, and in that same year I was in the Miss South Dakota Pageant. Because of that honor, I was able to meet Garth Brooks at the South Dakota State Fair.

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Summertime Bliss

Platte Creek Campground is one of my favorite places to be in the summer, from sitting around the campfire to boating on the Missouri River - I have no complaints.

Nuts for Nertz

Whether I’m with my kids at home or with the entire family for the holidays, we love playing the card came Nertz

Rolls + Wine

Tokyo, Mitchell’s Japanese cuisine restaurant, is one of my favorite places to eat. My favorite roll is the Spicy Devil, paired with a delicious glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s heaven on Earth!

Pickleball Champion

Up until there is snow on the ground, you can find me out on the Pickleball court with my sister and friends.

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Busy Weekends

During the winter months, our weekends are filled with taking my 11-year-old daughter to hockey games where she plays on the U14 team.

Family Game Night

Growing up, my siblings and I would . Since then I’ve brought my children in on the wild game, and we play it during the holiday season when we’re all

Master Chef

Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies, and it’s even better when I have a house full of people. A few of my favorites are Chili, , and Creamy Italian Chicken

Hometown Traditions

An annual tradition that I have with my family is to celebrate the Parade of Lights in my hometown of Wessington. We all get together and turn that weekend into our family Christmas.

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Whether it’s summer or winter, I love going to my brother-in-law’s hunting lodge, Dakota Wild Wings in Miller. Spending time in the snow, on the pickleball court, or practicing shooting are some of my favorite things to do there.

Mitchell’s Go-To

The Depot Pub & Grill is one of my all-time favorite spots to hang out, from the food to the service, it’s an amazing place. It’s my go-to for hosting events, celebrating family, and unwinding with friends.

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For nearly 82 years, Black Hills Federal Credit Union (BHFCU) has been passionately serving and improving the lives of its members and communities throughout the state.

With products and services made to fit members’ unique needs, BHFCU finds the best solution for each individual.

“Our friendly, knowledgeable financial and lending experts are here to help you reach your personal and financial goals,” said Mike Murdy, senior business lender.

It is their mission to serve the greater good and make a positive impact on the lives of their members.

“One thing I love about Black Hills Federal Credit Union is our willingness to insight in our communities and members and help make their dreams come true,” expressed Murdy.

Murdy shares more about his career, business loans, and advice to aspiring small business owners.

5 Questions with Murdy

What drew you into the banking industry?

As a young professional, I found myself getting more and more interested in the numbers side of business. It was at that point I decided to go back to school for my MBA and, not long after, an opportunity to get into the financial industry presented itself. I started off in consumer banking, but when I moved to the business side, I never looked back.

What services can Black Hills Federal Credit Union Provide?

Whether you’re just starting out or ready to expand, BHFCU offers a wide array of business services and loans. From business credit cards and start-up loans to multi-million-dollar real estate transactions. Whatever your stage in business, we can find a unique solution.

What’s all covered with a business loan?

The better question is what isn’t covered by a business loan? That’s why I encourage people to just start that conversation. It all depends on the business and the purpose of the loan. It can range from start-up funds, working capital, operating lines, and capital expenditures, to business expansion, real estate acquisition, construction projects, to refinancing.

If you were to start a business on your own, what Steps would you take?

To start, I would research to understand where there are market opportunities, who my competition is, and how I would differentiate myself, then it’s time to business plan. This would be overwhelming on my own, so next, I would reach out to my nearest Small Business Development Center to formalize my plan. During the business planning process, I would want to understand my break-even points, projected income, and how much market share is needed to be profitable to make my dream business a reality.

What piece of advice would you give to someone starting a business?

Make sure you’re passionate about whatever it is you’re starting, staff and customers will take notice. It takes time, energy, and effort to grow a business, that’s why it’s equally as important to have a good team behind you. You’re required to wear numerous hats and working with a business lender helps are a couple of those. We’re here to be the encouraging voice in your ear and remind you that slow and steady wins the race.

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