CHAMBER CONNECTION Bismarck-Mandan
2018 ENTREPRENEUR ISSUE 8
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Chamber/BMDA Restructure: What is it going to cost?
CHAMBER CONNECTION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Ron Day.............................................................................................................................. Chair Molly Herrington ...................................................................................................... Chair-Elect Wayne Munson............................................................................................................ Secretary Nick Hacker..................................................................................................................Treasurer Brenda Nagel ............................................................................................................ Past Chair BOARD OF DIRECTORS Paul Brucker ...............Railway Credit Union Tracy Kindem ..........H.A. Thompson & Sons Ron Day ............Andeavor Mandan Refinery Kevin Magstadt ...................Kraus-Anderson Dr. Blake Feil ....................Feil Orthodontics Wayne Munson .................Indigo Signworks Heather Fried ..........Fried Financial Services Brenda Nagel ..................University of Mary Nick Hacker ..............ND Guaranty and Title Mike Nathe ............Bismarck Funeral Home Chad Hatzenbuhler ...Bank of North Dakota Lee Pierce ..........ICON Architectural Group Jeff Herman ................................Petro Hunt Jasper Schneider ..................................NISC Molly Herrington ....................................KLJ Garret Senger ..........MDU Resources Group Russ Honeyman ....................Doosan Bobcat Scott Staudinger ..............Cloverdale Foods Tyler Huck ............Schafer Financial Services Valerie Weigel ....Basin Electric Power Coop Chris Jones ....ND Dept. of Human Services Jennifer Wilson .....................Kirkwood Mall Mitch Kaelbaerer .........................TransTrash CHAMBER STAFF Brian Ritter ................................................................................................................. President Ross Frohlich .......................................................................................... Membership Director David Leingang............................................................................ Community Growth Director Mary Masters................................................................................. Office Support Professional Ryan Parsons........................................................................................................Vice President Shay Peterson .................................................................. Membership Engagement Director Rebecca Rattei................................................................................ Communications Specialist Elliot Rust................................................................................................Chief Financial Officer Cathryn Sprynczynatyk Anderson ........................ Communications Specialist/ LBM Director AnneMarie Hansen ................................................................................... Marketing & Events
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think it’s common knowledge around Bismarck-Mandan that business tends to slow down during the summer months. With the weather being warmer and only so little time to enjoy it, people would much rather be: out on the river, on the lake taking a family vacation. Basically, they’d rather be anywhere other than their office. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, business at the Chamber isn’t slowing down this summer. For instance, the Chamber Golf Scramble was held last month at Apple Creek Country Club and it was another great success. 30 teams from across BismarckMandan enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and networking, which combined isn’t a bad way to spend a summer day. Thank you to all of the sponsors, players and staff who make the Chamber Golf Scramble a success every year. And of course, our monthly Membership Mixers don’t stop during the summer either. If you haven’t been to one recently and you’re looking for something else do outside the office, be sure to check out our website every month and find out where our latest Mixer is going to be held. While the Golf Scramble and our Membership Mixers have long been a part of the Chamber’s summer schedule, we’re also rolling out a new event. The Professional Development Series is a series of three events designed to meet a demand from our membership for more professional development opportunities. Our first event featured content from Dale Carnegie as well as a panel of area business leaders from which members learned the skillsets all businesses need to elevate themselves to the next level and not only attracting talent, but developing and then keeping that talent as well. The other two events in the Professional Development Series will focus on different aspects of business so the content is always fresh. And even though the theme of this month’s President’s Corner is summer, we also have our eye towards the fall and ultimately, the 2019 Legislative Session. Our Board of Directors recently approved the Chamber’s 2019 Legislative Agenda which was developed after almost six months of work with business community volunteers, legislators and staff. Our agenda has clearly identified priorities in infrastructure and workforce along with other issues to monitor in those areas along with behavioral health / healthcare and business climate. The 2019 Legislative Agenda will guide the Chamber’s efforts during the Legislative Session and we’ll communicate to you that agenda, along with the progress we’re making, in the coming months. Finally, you’ve likely noticed a series of electronic communications hitting your inbox recently regarding the pending BMDA / Chamber Restructure. We’ve developed a series of monthly communications that will run between now and the end of the year highlighting the various aspects of the restructured organization’s value proposition and where we’re at in the restructure process. We’re doing so in an effort to keep you informed each and every month so that there are no surprises when the restructure takes effect. Should you ever have any questions about our events, the BMDA / Chamber Restructure or anything else, please do anot hesitate to contact our team or me directly at BRitter@ bismancc.com or (701) 223-5660. We appreciate your continued support of the Chamber and all that we do.
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THE ENTREPRENEURS ROUNDTABLE By Cathryn Sprynczynatyk
Entrepreneurship is thriving on the prairie. From events like 1 Million Cups and Makewell to accolades like being named No. 2 Best Place for Women Entrepreneurs by GoodCall.com and Top 50 Places for Small Business Startups by CNN Money, everything points to a fertile entrepreneurial climate in Bismarck-Mandan. Chamber Connection posed the same set of questions to four entrepreneurs in order to create an entrepreneurs’ roundtable. The entrepreneurs interviewed include Maggie Barth, Executive Director of The Innovation School; Brian Jackson, President of Mighty Missouri Coffee Co.; Jessica Keller, Optometrist and Owner of Elite Eye Care; and Ben Brick, Owner of Brick design.
Mighty Missouri Coffee Co. Proprietors: Brian Jackson (interviewed), DJ Kramer, and Jamie Lee Kramer Founded: 2012, coffee roasting operation founded; 2015, first storefront opened Employees: 10 How would you describe your business in 30 words or less? “We roast and serve what we think is the best coffee around.”
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What inspired you to start your business? Barth: “My own kids did. School came really easily to me, and I played the game of school really well. I have two boys. When my oldest started school, he was bored and didn’t want to sit still. At first I was trying to hammer him into the box, but I started doing lots of research, seeing what schools in other states were doing. There is a plethora of information out there that school just needs to change.”
Jackson: “The name came before the product. I was inspired personally to build the brand, thinking that would be a good exercise in my talents. I had a ‘Mighty Missouri blank’ company. Then, I got interested in roasting and selling coffee … I was just kind of born with that entrepreneurial itch. I’ve always been interested in creating something, and that’s where I get the fulfillment in my vocation.”
Brick Proprietor: Ben Brick, Owner of Brick design Founded: June 2017 Employees: 1 How would you describe your business in 30 words or less? “I create visual identities for companies who are looking to brand or rebrand.”
Keller: “I never dreamed of owning a business or operating a business. It was kind of more forced upon me. My family wanted to move back to the BismarckMandan area. My options were limited at the time. We decided to make the leap and opened the optometry clinic ourselves.” Brick: “One day I was looking through this magazine — an old “Boys’ Life” magazine from the 1950s — and I realized that every advertisement, everything they were pushing toward these kids, everything was in illustration — whether it was supposed to show what this product looked like or whether it was a cartoon salesman. A light bulb went off in my head. What happened to this stuff? Obviously, photography happened. But I wondered if it was worth bringing back that warm cartoon look to help companies with their brand.”
www.bismarckmandan.com What trends are you seeing in your industry? Brick: “In a self-serving way, I’ll say I think people are starting to realize that a lot of things built with the computer are, in a sense, sterile. They’re very clean, and that’s great for a lot of brands, but there is also a big movement toward things that are a little but more gritty and a little more human. There’s a little bit of mistakes in the work, and that makes people happy for some reason. I see a bit of movement toward people wanting more handmade stuff.” Jackson: “Coffee is such a huge world. There are a lot of trends that come and go. The main one you see is ‘third wave coffee.’ Third wave is this new look at the origin of coffee and the growing and processing methods to specifically reflect a flavor in the final cup.”
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Barth: “There is always something trending in education, because someone is always trying to fix it. One of my favorite educators that I follow always says, ‘There is nothing new in education.’” What have you learned since you founded your business? Jackson: “I was not Proprietor: Jessica Keller, a business person Optometrist and Owner first and foremost, so the talents I thought Founded: May 2017 I was bringing to the Employees: 2 company turned out to be miniscule — How would you describe your less than 1 percent. business in 30 words or less? It destroyed my “We are an optometry confidence frankly clinic — meaning we perform to start the business, eye exams — and we also have an optical where we sell because I learned eyeglasses, sunglasses and how much I didn’t contact lenses.” know. Learning to rebuild that and getting my confidence back, we’ve learned that we belong here. We’re building something to be proud of.”
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FEATURE Keller: “The biggest thing I learned is that you really can’t assume anything in business. Especially if you hire a vendor to get you set up with a certain insurance, you still have to stay on top of those vendors. I was a little naïve starting this business. (You) can’t let things slide. I learned I have to stay on top of everything.” Barth: “I think that we’ve learned how capable kids are. For me it’s been really fun to see how capable educators are. Without having a strict pacing guide, the teachers are really able to bloom in their creativity and their leadership. That finds its way down to the kids as well.” What are your key milestones since founding your business? Keller: “First, is that we’re still going strong. We just celebrated our 1-year (anniversary) in May. I’m glad our doors are still open. I’m glad we’re seeing patients coming back for year two, because they are coming back for their annual eye exams. Our goal is to keep building up our patients and our schedule, so we can be as busy as possible.” Brick: “The first day I stepped out on my own, I had four months of work. That alone was a milestone. I don’t know if I waited too long or something, but the milestone was a realization that people actually want what I make. All year long I was four months ahead. I’m finally at a point where I can take a breath.”
Barth: “Our final project of the year was the Arc Expo, which was last (month). Sometimes when you’re in it, when you’re in the day-to-day, it’s hard to see the beauty of what it is. The Arc Expo was really awesome to see how the kids took ownership.” What are your thoughts on the entrepreneurship climate of Bismarck-Mandan? Brick: “Everything I’ve learned points me in the direction of it couldn’t be more fertile in Bismarck. Everybody is willing to help you out, if you’re in the community. It’s one thing that we have going for us right now — there are a lot of people pushing for entrepreneurship.”
The Innovation School Proprietor: Maggie Barth, Executive Director Founded: October 2016, officially founded with the State of North Dakota; August 2017, first school year began Employees: 4 How would you describe your business in 30 words or less? “We educate in grades k-6 in a hands-on, project-based, engaging manner.”
Keller: I think it’s really great. We opened up here on the north end of town, and it’s just booming. New businesses are opening up all the time around us. (Bismarck) appears to be going north, north, north. It’s great to see Bismarck-Mandan growing and all the new facilities and offices in the area.” Jackson: “The energy to help entrepreneurs is present and really exciting. You don’t feel really alone. Entrepreneurship is often a lonely endeavor in the beginning, but there’s a lot of support. I think people in North Dakota have always been excited to support local and buy local products. Now, I think people in North Dakota are really excited to support the ideas (behind local) as well.”
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CANADA’S INFRASTRUCTURE MINISTER SPEAKS ON NAFTA WITH CHAMBER
By Cathryn Sprynczynatyk
Canada is North Dakota’s No. 1 customer, according to the Canadian Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities. The Honorable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, spoke at a luncheon on June 11 at the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce. The speech and roundtable discussion were presented by the Bismarck-Mandan and Greater North Dakota Chambers of Commerce. Sohi on the economic relationship between North Dakota and Canada: “Canada is ... the top export market for the majority of American states, including North Dakota. In fact, at 82 percent last year, North Dakota sends more of its exports to Canada than any other U.S. state. North Dakota exported $4.4 billion in goods and another $86 million in services to Canada last year. On the flip-side, you imported $1.6 billion from Canada. 28,500 jobs in North Dakota depend upon trade and investment with Canada.”
Sohi on agricultural and energy trade between North Dakota and Canada: “For North Dakota agricultural exports, Canada is the largest export market and Mexico is the second, representing over three-quarters of these exports. 64 percent of the processed foods that Canada imports globally are made by American manufacturers.
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“Looking at energy, Canada is by far the largest supplier of imported oil to the United States with several of our major pipelines entering the United States at the North Dakota border. Interestingly, North Dakota’s leading export to Canada is also crude oil, reflecting differences in crude oil types, and reflecting the highly integrated nature of our oil and gas sector.” Sohi on the North American Free Trade Agreement: “Since NAFTA began, our bilateral trade has more than tripled, and our agricultural trade with each other has more than quadrupled. This is not surprising given that NAFTA removed average tariffs of 5-7 percent for manufactured goods and 20 percent plus for agricultural commodity. “The vast majority of oats processed by General Mills and Quaker come from Western Canada to be processed into Cheerios, Quaker Oats and other products then sold around the world. “Canadian farms rely on U.S. machinery. If you look at the leading exports from the Upper Midwest to Canada, you will see agricultural machinery, animal feed and finished meat products, mainly beef and pork. “You will also see live animals as a leading Canadian export. Calves and piglets are raised in Canada on U.S. feed, then come to U.S. facilities and are processed into meat product that go all over the U.S., back to Canada and around the world, representing prosperity for both sides of the border.
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www.bismarckmandan.com “No one wants the U.S. economy to succeed more than Canada. When the U.S. succeeds, so does Canada. NAFTA is part of that success.” Q: How important is the trade relationship between North Dakota and Canada? A: “It is a very important relationship. Close to $4.5 billion of exports and products are sent to Canada from North Dakota. We buy close to $1.2 billion worth of products from North Dakota. There is a huge trade surplus for North Dakota when it comes to trading with Canada, and that’s good. That’s important for jobs here — 28,500 jobs that are dependent on trade. We buy more machinery from North Dakota than anywhere else. 82 percent of what is sold comes from North Dakota to Canada. It’s very important for us to continue to strengthen that relationship, and we appreciate that. Our economies are integrated. Our economies have worked together so well, and we continue to strengthen that.”
Q: How important is NAFTA to North Dakota and our neighbors in Canada? A: “When you look at the numbers, North Dakota will be most impacted by cancellation of NAFTA. That (would) be devastating for the economy here. That’s why we’re here to show our support to industry, to show our support to our partners and work with them to make sure that we have a trade agreement that works for every
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MEMBER PROFILE Featuring Brandon Ralph
Q: Tell us about yourself and your role within the organization. A: I am Brandon Ralph, the owner and operator of Bruno’s Pizza Bismarck. I was raised in Minot, ND where my father and mother was in the food industry in different areas for 30+ years. As a child I was interested in the business side of food service/restaurant management, just by the pure importance of how food quality can impact a person, a family and a community. I furthered my education at the University of Mary where I pursued my dream of college athletics, participating in Football and Track. While excelling at both sports and understanding the importance of team work, I knew I would be able to use these skills soon in the food industry.
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Q: Briefly tell us the history of Bruno’s Pizza. A: Bruno’s Pizza Bismarck was established in December of 2008. Under the first ownership. I purchased the Bruno’s Pizza in July of 2014. I really wanted to create a high-quality Pizzeria that was reasonable price and a service that matched the quality. The vision is to have generations start a tradition of coming to Bruno’s or ordering Bruno’s Pizza for a weekly meal, special occasions, sports gatherings or just of a quick bite to each. Everyone knows that comfort food is the best type of food. Q: How has the growth of Bismarck-Mandan impacted Bruno’s Pizza? A: The growth of our Bismarck-Mandan community has put Bruno’s Pizza into the next level of our industry. We have approximately increased our monthly orders by 38% since taking over, which I acquire to the growth of the community along with being a part of the community. I strive on helping where I can through sponsorships and advertising coexists with helping other businesses grow.
www.bismarckmandan.com Q: What industry trends are taking place? A: Industry trends that are taking place are online and mobile ordering. We find that many people like to order from their phones for delivery or pick up before they get off work. We do offer special discounts for those orders and we do provide a wish list of items you may want to try. I find that the mobile world and social media is where many people are ordering from. I feel we do have an upper hand in this arena and that Bruno’s is a leader in that technological forefront. If you haven’t downloaded the Bruno’s Pizza App for your phone it’s a must try. Q: Have there been any monumental changes in the industry that you’ve had to deal with? A: Social media platforms have been an industry game changer. I am glad that I have embraced it and have started to strategize this technology early. Q: What does the future of Bruno’s Pizza look like and the industry as a whole look like to you? A: The future of Bruno’s is having multiple satellite stores throughout Bismarck-Mandan which will focus more on the home and social pizza experience. Being more specific we will create the ease of having high quality pizza anytime and anywhere you want it. We will create this by automatic ordering through online and a mobile app. We will have delivery spots in local areas you would like to enjoy Bruno’s. Areas such as the River, Sporting Event Locations and Downtown Bismarck. Q: Bruno’s Pizza became a member in 2009, why do you continue to renew each year? A: I continue to renew my Chamber membership because I believe in supporting business growth in Bismarck-Mandan along with enjoying all the relationships I have built through other members of the Chamber. Q: What should Chamber members know about Bruno’s Pizza that may assist them? A: Did you know that you can order your favorite Bruno’s Pizza before you get off work through our mobile app and receive $4.00 off any large any day of the week? Kids love Bruno’s for dinner.
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CHAMBER RACE DAY SERIES: DACOTAH SPEEDWAY
Join us for our first Race Day Series event hosted by Dacotah Speedway on Thursday, July 19, 2018! The evening starts at 4:30pm with food, refreshments, networking and race car fun. Enjoy this relaxed networking opportunity at Dacotah Speedway where Chamber members get the exclusive chance to go behind the scenes at the race track. Dacotah Speedway will have race cars on display for Chamber members to check out up close and personal. Drivers will be on hand to talk racing and answer questions. Dacotah Speedway volunteers will be giving tours of the facility and showing members all the hard work that goes into having a successful race night. Weather permitting, drivers will also do a couple hot laps to demonstrate just how quickly their race cars fly around the high banks of Dacotah Speedway. RSVPs are greatly appreciated and can be made by either going online to www.bismarckmandan.com/ events or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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RESTRUCTURE PROCESS: WHAT IS THIS GOING TO COST?
Throughout the process of considering whether or not to restructure the BMDA and Chamber, a common question has been, “What is This Going to Cost?” More specifically, what would a restructure of our two organizations mean in terms of membership investment? It’s a reasonable question and one that we answered by first determining that this restructure is about providing the most robust, efficient services for our members; not a way to arbitrarily cut costs. The leadership of our organizations believes very firmly that if we are going to restructure, the motivation for doing so cannot be financial. It must be about doing what is best for the BMDA Members, Chamber Members and most importantly, our community. With that in mind, we developed a value proposition that quantifies what more we can do as one organization for approximately the same amount being used to support two. To support that value proposition, we then developed an investment structure by simplifying the Chamber’s existing membership schedule and combining it with four community partnership levels based upon the BMDA’s tiered investment schedule. Under this investment structure, all members will first determine their base investment by using the simplified membership schedule before considering at what level you might invest additional funds in return for recognition as a community partner. It’s important to note however that your investment, no matter the amount, will all go into one budget for one organization governed by one leadership. The investment structure is still being finalized, but when it is complete you will be able to insert your own company to determine your investment under the restructured organization. What you’ll see in doing so that is whether you’re currently a member of the Chamber, the BMDA or both, your investment will only change significantly if you want them to.
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Over the coming months, we will spotlight the specific aspects of the value proposition that will justify and be supported by this investment structure. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns during this process, you can always get a hold of me directly at email@example.com or (701) 223-5660.
LEMONADE DAY PROVES SUCCESS IS SWEET!
With approximately 550 registered participants, and over 60 stands scattered around Bismarck and Mandan, we think it is safe to say that Lemonade Day was a sweet success!
None of it, however, would have been possible without the support and enthusiasm of our two communities and program sponsors. Through everyone’s excitement, we are certain this annual event will continue to grow and create a prosperous future for Bismarck-Mandan through the success of our young entrepreneurs! Thank you to all the participants and mentors who followed through with the Lemonade Day curriculum and process. Through the steps provided in the program, we hope it brought you all success, and confidence to participate again next year! Though numbers are still coming in, we know that this year, Lemonade Day Bismarck-Mandan’s youth participation increased over 200 from last year’s final count of 350 participants. That’s a 55% increase in one year! We have more information coming in from those who participated, so stay tuned to find out just how our young entrepreneurs did financially this year! If you have any questions, suggestions, comments on the curriculum, or if your organization would like to consider being a sponsor in next year’s Lemonade Day, please contact David Leingang to see how you can help us continue to grow the program by emailing dleingang@ bismancc.com or by calling 701-223-5660. MAIN SQUEEZE SPONSOR: LIME-LIGHT SPONSORS:
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SPORTING CLAYS SHOOTOUT IS AROUND THE CORNER
Mark your calendar for a day of fun at North Dakota’s premier sporting clays, skeet and shotgun facility, Capital City Sporting Clays on Friday, August 24th from 9:00am - 2:30pm.
This outdoor event is fun for all members, from the casual novice shooter to those with mad skills. This is a wonderful opportunity to treat your co-workers or loyal clients to a fun networking experience and a chance to win some awesome door prizes. Each team will consist of five shooters. If you’d like to shoot, but don’t have a team, we will gladly assign you to another group of shooters. Registration starts at 9:00am with a shot gun start at 9:45am. Admission is $100 for Chamber members and $125 for general admission and includes 12 and 20 gage shotgun shells, ear plugs, course fees, lunch, beverages, and great door prize give-away opportunities. Visit www.bismarckmandan.com/events to register or call Ross at 701-223-5660 for registration or sponsorship information.
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IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!
On September 6th, the Chamber and the Excellence in Business and Education Committee will celebrate local businesses and their leaders for their accomplishments within the community. This year’s annual Celebrate Bismarck-Mandan award ceremony will honor those who have been nominated in the following categories: • • • • • •
Small Business Person of the Year Mike Fink Award for Steady Growth & Profitability New Entrepreneur of the Year Outstanding Teachers of the Year Golden Eagle Award Granite Award winner (sponsored by MDU Resources and Basin Electric)
Every year the Excellence Committee, with the help of the community, identify and honor these organizations who have excelled in Bismarck-Mandan over the years! This is a wonderful opportunity to network with some of our communities strongest players who consistently make a difference. Please join us from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center. General admission is $50, and $40 with member discount. Registration is available online at, http://bismarckmandan.com/events/calendar. Presenting Sponsor: Gold Sponsors:
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Silver Sponsor: Table Sponsors: Bank of North Dakota, Bismarck Cancer Center, Bismarck State College, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bremer Bank, CornerStone Bank, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, Eide Bailly, First International Bank & Trust, Gate City Bank, KX News, Midco, Northwest Contracting, Sanford Health, Starion Bank, University of Mary, Wells Fargo Bank Event Sponsors: Advanced Business Methods, Brady Martz & Associates, Liberty Business Systems, Widmer Roel If your business would like a table at the event, please contact David Leingang at 701-223-5660 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $450. Tickets are $40 for Chamber members and $50 for general admission. Chamber Connection | 15
DONLIN WINS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD
Bismarck Police Chief Dan Donlin was awarded the Leadership BismarckMandan Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2018 at the Leadership BismarckMandan graduation on Amy Hornbacher presented Bismarck Police Chief, May 23. Each Dan Donlin, with the Leadership Bismarck-Mandan year an award is Alumnus Award. presented to a past graduate of the Leadership Bismarck-Mandan program who has used leadership knowledge and skills to benefit BismarckMandan. Donlin graduated from Leadership Bismarck-Mandan in 2009. He is Chief of the Bismarck Police Department. He has effectively handled many dangerous situations and has gained the respect of his staff and the community. Donlin is a true servant leader, who leads by example. He makes himself accessible, makes communication a priority, and dedicates his life to the betterment of our communities. He has been a leader for community relations. He has made the Bismarck Police Departmentâ€™s efforts in our community more transparent, which has improved the partnership between our citizens and the Police Department.
LEADERSHIP BISMARCK-MANDAN GRADUATION
Leadership Bismarck-Mandan graduated 17 students during a commencement program on May 23 at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Mandan. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of 17 community members that charted a course to leadership through an exclusive, nine-month program. Congratulations to the Class of 2018: Steven Allard, Kirkwood Bank & Trust Andrea Birst, Glance Spa & Salon Jason Byram, Basin Electric Power Cooperative Tracy DeForest, Bis-Man Home Builders Assoc. Landon Feil, Starion Bank Lynnette Horn, Anne Carlson Center Alicia Koenig, Ameriprise Financial Kayla Kraus, BlackRidge Bank Amber Larson, Bartlett & West Daniel Nairn, City of Bismarck Curtis Reule, Montana-Dakota Utilities Tim Sass, Bismarck Police Department Hope Sisk, Odney Advertising Tony Spilde, MDU Resources Group Andrea Sutheimer, Sanford Health Jessica Wetsch, Aetna Alison Zarr, Bismarck State College
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ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: TRENDS IN AG, ENERGY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITH PROFESSOR ERNIE GOSS
The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber and Starion Bank are pleased to welcome back Professor Ernie Goss, MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics at Creighton University, for a discussion of trends in agriculture, energy and economic development. Goss last presented to Chamber membership this past March at the Economic Outlook Forum. Agriculture and energy are established economic drivers in the Bismarck-Mandan community and contribute to the success and development of our region. In an effort to inform Chamber membership of the ever evolving trends in agriculture, energy and economic development, Professor Ernie Goss will join the BismarckMandan Chamber on Tuesday, August 14th from 8:00am - 10:00am at Legacy High School for a conversation of these trends and more.
Professor Ernie Goss presenting at Economic Outlook Forum in March 2018.
Admission for this event is $25.00 for Chamber Members, $35 for general admission. Register online at www.bismarckmandan.com/ Presenting events or calling Shay at 701-223-5660. Sponsor:
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TEE-RRIFIC TURNOUT AT CHAMBER GOLF SCRAMBLE Last month on Monday, June 11th, the Chamber hosted our 28th Annual Chamber Golf Scramble at Apple Creek Country Club. While the day started out cloudy and raining, it ended up being a beautiful day for golf! We 30 teams participated in the June 11 Chamber Golf could not ask for Scramble. a better group of members golfing. Thank you to the 30 teams of individuals that spent their Monday golfing outside on the beautiful course. It was a fantastic day of food, drinks, games, and of course â€“ golf! This yearâ€™s top team: Collin Kudrna, Tyler Liffrig, Jake Mellmer & Landon Smith. The Chamber would like to recognize and give a special thank you to all our sponsors involved. Without your support and creativity, this event would not be the big hit it continually proves to be. Our sponsors provide games, refreshments, snacks and giveaways throughout the event.
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Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Eide-Ford Lincoln for not only their sponsorship but providing the opportunity to win a 2018 Eco Sport! Finally, thank you to Apple Creek Country Club and all of our event sponsors Presenting Sponsor: Hole Sponsors: AE2S, Amy Hullet Century 21 Morrison
Realty, Baymont Inn & Suites and Ramada Bismarck Hotel, BEK Communications, Bismarck Cancer Center, Black Wall Media, BNC National Bank, Consolidated Construction, CornerStone Bank, Crowley Fleck, Dakota Carrier Network, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, Eide Bailly, MetroPlains Management, Radisson Hotel, The Network Center and North Dakota Guaranty & Title
Drink Cart Sponsor: Black Wall Media Putting Green Sponsor: Liberty Business Systems Lunch Sponsor: Ulteig Engineers Tee Prize Sponsor: Amy Hullet Century 21 Morrison and NRG Technology Services
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TOTAL RESOURCE CAMPAIGN BEGINS IN AUGUST
The happiest time of the year is one month away! We are one month away from signaling the Chamber’s 16-week Total Resource Campaign (TRC)! During this campaign we take the time to introduce business members to the value of their Chamber membership and it is a way for you as members to select the programs and advertising opportunities that are most profitable for your business. This is an opportunity to ensure you are getting a return on your investment and marketing your business to the fullest. Renewing sponsors have the right of first refusal for their sponsorships from the previous year; this is what we call the ‘renewal period’. The 2019 renewal period will begin on Wednesday, August 1st and end Wednesday, September 5th. Starting on September 6th, all sponsorships that have not been renewed are up for grabs by anyone, be sure to return all renewal contracts in on time to secure your sponsorships for 2019. DATES TO REMEMBER Right of first refusal: August 1st – September 5th Open Enrollment: September 6th TRC conclusion: November 16th If your organization hasn’t sponsored an event in the past, this your opportunity to learn and get involved in the upcoming events to help maximize your membership. The Chamber has a wide variety of events and there truly is something for everyone. This method is designed to make sponsorship easier for you. Also, our annual TRC allows the Chamber staff to focus and budget for our upcoming programs, promotional materials, job creation and retention, advocate for businesses, and ensure prosperity and economic growth. Keep an eye out for renewal contracts and if you don’t receive one please let us know. If you have any questions on the TRC renewals, event sponsorship, or to schedule a discussion, please contact, Shay Peterson, Membership Engagement Director, at email@example.com or by calling 701-223-5660. *No right of first refusal for monthly Membership Mixers.
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RACE DAY SERIES: DACOTAH SPEEDWAY Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 Location: Dacotah Speedway 2500 Longspur Trail, Mandan Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM Admission: Free to Attend
Join us for our first Race Day Series event hosted by Dacotah Speedway on Thursday, July 19, 2018! The evening starts at 4:30pm with food, refreshments, networking and race car fun. Enjoy this relaxed networking opportunity at Dacotah Speedway where Chamber members get the exclusive chance to go behind the scenes at the race track. Dacotah Speedway will have race cars on display for Chamber members to check out up close and personal. Drivers will be on hand to talk racing and answer any questions you may have. Dacotah Speedway volunteers will be giving tours of the facility and showing members all the hard work that goes into having a successful race night. Weather permitting, drivers will also do a couple hot laps to demonstrate just how quickly their race cars fly around the track. RSVPs are greatly appreciated and can be made by either going online to www.bismarckmandan.com/ events or by emailing Shay at speterson@bismancc. com.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Location: Chamber of Commerce 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM Admission: $29.00 for Chamber Members $39.00 for General Admission
Come join the Chamber for the second event of our Professional Development Series, Cybersecurity and I.T, presented by High Point Networks. Join us Tuesday, July 24, for light refreshments, an insightful panel discussion, and casual roundtable discussions on technology in the workplace. You will learn the important roles cybersecurity and information technology play in your day to day business actions, and how to better implement them to elevate your business. Topics for this event will cover the importance of cybersecurity for small and large businesses, I.T. infrastructure, and the pros and cons of using personal devices in the workplace. The day will feature a panel session, where we will get to hear from a diverse group of I.T. and Cybersecurity experts. Panelists to be announced. Register online at www.bismarckmandan.com or email Shay at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701-2235660.
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FRIDAYS AT THE CHAMBER
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018 Location: Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM Admission: Free to Attend Presenting Sponsor: Lunch is on us! The Chamber patio is set again and we are excited to offer our appreciation to you! We are so thankful for your membership, involvement, and all your support throughout the year, so please stop by and accept our small token of appreciation. Join us and other fellow members for a fun and informal way to network on Friday, August 10th from 11:30am â€“ 1:00pm on our beautiful Chamber patio. We will be serving pulled pork, brats, burgers and a choice of sides along with cool refreshments. There is no cost to attend, so come grab a quick bite to eat with a co-worker or friend and relax on our patio. Please RSVP online at www.bismarckmandan.com/ events or by calling Shay at 701-223-5660. Lunch Sponsors:
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: TRENDS IN AG, ENERGY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Location: Legacy High School 3400 East Calgary Ave, Bismarck Time: 8:00AM - 10:00AM Admission: $25.00 for Chamber Members $35.00 for General Admission Presenting Sponsor:
The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber and Starion Bank are pleased to welcome back Professor Ernie Goss, MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics at Creighton University, for a discussion of trends in agriculture, energy and economic development. Goss last presented to Chamber membership this past March at the Economic Outlook Forum. Agriculture and energy are established economic drivers in the Bismarck-Mandan community and contribute to the success and development of our region. In an effort to inform Chamber membership of the ever evolving trends in agriculture, energy and economic development, Professor Ernie Goss will join the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber on Tuesday, August 14th for a conversation of these trends and more. Admission for this event is $25.00 for Chamber Members, $35 for general admission. Register online at www.bismarckmandan.com/events or calling Shay at 701-223-5660.
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MEMBERSHIP MIXER: FRONT STREET MILLWORK & LUMBER Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 Location: Front Street Millwork & Lumber 3320 E Century Ave, Bismarck Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM Admission: Free to Attend
Mark your calendar and save the date for August’s Membership Mixer! On Thursday August 16th Front Street Millwork and Lumber Inc. will be hosting our Membership Mixer at their new location at 3320 E Century Ave in Bismarck from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and networking opportunities. It’s FREE to attend, RSVP online at www.bismarckmandan.com/events/calendar or by emailing Ross at email@example.com.
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CHAMBER SPORTING CLAYS SHOOTOUT
Date: Friday, August 24, 2018 Location: Capital City Sporting Clays 12951 71st Ave NE, Bismarck Time: 8:00AM - 2:00PM Admission: $100.00 for Chamber Members $125.00 for General Admission Presenting Sponsor: It’s never too early to start planning for a day of fun at Capital City Sporting Clays! You can register individually ($100/Person members $125/person Non-members) and we will assign you to a team or you can sign up in teams of four. Admission Includes shotgun shells (12 and 20 gauge), ear plugs, course fees, lunch, refreshments, and a great opportunity to win some awesome door prizes. Register online at www.bismarckmandan.com/events.
FRIDAYS AT THE CHAMBER
On September 6th, The Chamber and the Excellence in Education and Business Committee will celebrate local businesses and their leaders for their accomplishments within the community. This year’s annual Celebrate Bismarck-Mandan award ceremony will honor those who have been nominated in the following categories:
The Chamber staff would like to say thank you for everything you’ve done for us and continue to do for the Chamber
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018 Location: Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center 800 S. 3rd Street, Bismarck Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM Admission: $40.00 for Chamber Members $50.00 for General Admission Presenting Sponsor:
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Small Business Person of the Year Mike Fink Award for Steady Growth and Profitability New Entrepreneur of the Year Young Entrepreneur of the Year Granite Award Outstanding Teacher of the Year Golden Eagle recipient
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018 Location: Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM Admission: Free to Attend Presenting Sponsor:
Friday, September 14th is your last chance to enjoy a FREE lunch on us. Stop by from 11:30am - 1:00pm and enjoy an assortment of brats, burgers, delicious sides and cool refreshments. RSVP online at bismarckmandan.com/events.
Please join us from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center. General admission is $50, and $40 with member discount. Registration is available online at, bismarckmandan.com/events/calendar.
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MISSOURI VALLEY FAMILY YMCA ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF NEW FAMILY SPLASH CENTER The Missouri Valley Family YMCA is pleased to announce the construction of the First International Bank & Trust Family Splash Center, in the soon to be established Otto Bremer Trust Aquatics Complex. The project is set to begin later this summer.
YMCA Family Splash Center is scheduled for an early 2019 opening.
The Family Splash Center will include a zero entry pool, play features and waterslides. The updated space will provide families with a unique place to play, as well as offer lessons to children, classes for older adults and access for people with diverse abilities. Given its prime location and state-of-the-art renovation, the Family Splash Center is sure to become a destination for the region and local residents alike. YMCA Board President Cory Fong indicated the new Family Splash Center aligns perfectly with the YMCA’s mission and is an ideal project to pursue for the benefit of the community. Fong says of the endeavor, “The First International Bank & Trust Family Splash Center provides an outstanding opportunity for children to learn water safety and confidence, for adults to participate in aquatics programs and for families to come together in a fun and exciting way.” “We are pleased to be a part of the Bismarck Mandan community,” says Steve Stenehjem, Chairman and CEO of First International Bank & Trust, “and we’re proud to partner with the YMCA on this project, which will positively impact the families we serve. We’re happy to have this opportunity to confirm our commitment to our new friends and neighbors.”
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“With the First International Bank & Trust Family Splash Center, we are meeting a community need for a safe and welcoming place where families can enjoy quality time, while continuing to find innovative ways to offer more health, wellness and recreational opportunities for everyone,” adds Bill Bauman, CEO of the YMCA. “Thanks to the support of the Otto Bremer Trust, First International Bank & Trust and other businesses in our community, we look forward to being able to offer this new addition to our facility for all our friends and neighbors.” A capital campaign for the project is underway, and naming opportunities are available. Along with a $400,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, a $250,000 donation from First International Bank & Trust and a direct investment of $500,000 from the Missouri Valley Family YMCA, with successful financial support from area businesses, the Family Splash Center should see completion by early 2019.
NORTH DAKOTA’S GOD’S CHILD PROJECT LEADING GUATEMALAN FUEGO VOLCANO VICTIM EMERGENCY CARE EFFORT
A North Dakota-based charity, The GOD’s CHILD Project, is providing emergency help to victims of the violent eruptions of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala by providing important rescue operations, emergency medical care and housing.
Local officials estimate as many as 1.7 million people have been impacted. For comparison, approximately 2,000 people have been evacuated from the south-east tip of Big Island as a result of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption. Donations for the Guatemalan relief efforts are being accepted now and desperately needed. “This is a tragic and challenging situation for people and a community that clearly need our help and support” said Patrick Atkinson, Executive Director, The GOD’s CHILD Project. “Not only are there a growing number of people who need immediate medical and other support as a result of the eruption, there are also almost 2 million people who face long-term challenges. Our group is doing everything we can to help them recover and we are hopeful of additional support going forward.”
The GOD’S CHILD Project is housing more than one hundred displaced and now homeless families at its Holy Mother Homeless Shelter. Food, clothing, medical help and phycological care for trauma are being provided.
“We are in a unique position to help make sure children don’t become lost to the streets during the chaos. Displaced children are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking. Because they are in a desperate situation and don’t have family members to look out for them due to the chaos, a quick response is critical” Executive Director, Patrick Atkinson, stated. Atkinson took the first flight available to Guatemala to oversee rescue and relief operations. Teams of volunteers have mobilized to travel to The GOD’S CHILD Project’s Guatemalan campus to help. Volunteers who were in Guatemala planning to build a house have been redirected to help with the emergency relief operations. If you would like to volunteer, please contact The GOD’S CHILD Project offices to arrange a trip.
Immediately following the eruption, volunteers from The GOD’S CHILD Project and employees of its partner charity program, Asociacion Nuestros Ahijados in Antigua, Guatemala, jumped in to support the rescue and recovery efforts. Their commitment to serving others, as well as their existing resources and training helped them immediately activate to respond to the crisis.
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BISMARCK-MANDAN WOMEN LEADERS RAISE OVER $25,000 FOR COMMUNITY
Wednesday, May 9 was a “Day of Giving” for participants of Center for Technology & Business (CTB)’s Women’s Leadership Program (WLP). Armed with $100 in seed money each, this group of 21 women was tasked to grow the funds in a philanthropic project of their choice for the Bismarck-Mandan community. They broke off into smaller teams and had six weeks to find a cause and determine the best way to give back. On May 9, the groups headed out to deliver their surprise donations to a variety of organizations. Recipients included Tracy’s Sanctuary House, Abused Adult Resource Center, Bismarck Public Schools and Jeanette Myrhe Elementary School, Ministry on the Margins, Theo Art School, BIO Girls, Invisible Innocence, Dreams in Motion, Heaven’s Helpers Soup Café and Central Dakota Forensic Nurse Examiners. In total, the groups gave $25,170.42 in cash donations and in-kind contributions to area organizations.
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With a variety of causes and individual skillsets, each team took a different approach using their own unique methods to pay it forward in the community. “Since 2012, the Women’s Leadership Program has raised nearly $270,000 of cash and in-kind donations for organizations across the state. I’m extremely proud and impressed with what the women are able to do for their communities in such a short amount of time.” Stated Deidre Hillman, Program Director of North Dakota Women’s Business Center (ND WBC), a program of CTB. “The ripple effect each project has is inspiring year-afteryear. Beverly and Kirsten’s work with Jeanette Myhre Elementary School is a perfect example. Because of their involvement, the students now have an opportunity to pay-it-forward.” The Women’s Leadership Program is a six-month program dedicated to expanding the professional, personal, community, and health leadership skills for women of all ages.
CHI ST. ALEXIUS HEALTH EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION FROM THE COMMISSION ON CANCER OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patientcentered care.
Because it is a CoC-accredited cancer center, CHI St. Alexius Health takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care. “CHI St. Alexius Health is pleased to be recognized again by the CoC and we are committed to quality cancer care. The CoC accreditation gives us the opportunity to highlight the exceptional care our physicians, nurses, and entire clinical team provide to our cancer patients. Our team approach successfully provides patients the highest quality care to ensure the safety with the best outcomes,” states Kurt Schley, President, CHI St. Alexius Health.
The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for CHI St. Alexius Health to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life. Like all CoC-accredited facilities, CHI St. Alexius Health maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society. This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care. CoC-accredited cancer centers, in turn, have access to information derived from this type of data analysis, which is used to create national, regional, and state benchmark reports. These reports help CoC facilities with their quality improvement efforts.
LOOKING TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN THE BEST TALENT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION? Read This Before You Make A Mistake and Hire the Wrong Person! Did you know that not all employees are good employees? Yes, it’s true. Some employees see their role in your organization as a job, an ATM where they trade time in for money. While others, who are more empowered, understand not only the importance of turning their job into a career, but also, are committed to the performance and profitability of your company.
You see, understanding the 21st Century Curve will help you on your very next hire and will reduce turnover and increase performance that will directly impact your bottom line. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there is only one organization in North Dakota that teaches this method for attracting and retaining the next generation of talent. Fortunately, that organization is here in Bismarck.
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KLJ EXPANDS TO COLORADO AND OPENS OFFICE IN CHEYENNE, WY
KLJ, an engineering firm, is proud to announce the opening of two new office locations. The company will be opening an office in Englewood, CO, a suburb of Denver, and will also be opening an office in Cheyenne, WY. The new space brings KLJ to 28 office locations spanning 7 states and will continue to enhance the company’s commitment to serving infrastructure needs of communities across the nation. “KLJ has been serving customers in both the Denver and Cheyenne area for many years,” said CEO, Dean Anagnost. The company has occupied office space in Denver’s downtown Petroleum Building since early this spring as plans moved forward to search for space that would allow KLJ to best serve their customers and accommodate growth plans. “We will continue to use the downtown location as a close-location client workspace,” said Anagnost. The new Denver metro office is located at 400 Inverness Parkway, Suite 425 in Englewood, CO, in the southeast part of the metro. “We plan to continue to grow and expand in the Denver area,” said Anagnost. The company has recently hired a number of talented individuals who are already serving the area with plans to hire 20-30 more by year end, with a longterm projection of more than 100 by 2019. Greg Clum, who joined KLJ this spring as the company’s chief commercial officer, leads KLJ’s efforts to grow as national firm. His extensive career includes leading multiple domestic and international business efforts in energy, water, transportation, and telecommunications infrastructure, as well as conceptual engineering, program management and design-build. The office in Cheyenne, located at 301 Lexington Ave, Suite 301 is KLJ’s second location in Wyoming and will enable teams to be to be closer to ongoing projects in the area. “We have plans to grow Cheyenne as well, however, this office is in the early stages, with plans to hire approximately 5-10 employees initially,” said Anagnost. We look forward to expanding our reach in Wyoming, as well as additional proximity to Colorado,” said Anagnost.
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UNIVERSITY OF MARY LAUNCHES NEW ‘MARAUDERS ARMADA’ TO FUND ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
As part of its ongoing successful and record-breaking Vision 2030 Capital Campaign, the University of Mary today announced the Marauders Armada—its new primary fundraising arm for its athletic scholarships. Fans and supporters of University of Mary athletics, its mission, and its 17 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II sports teams, can be members of the Marauders Armada at various financial levels. The new Marauders Armada now takes the place of the old Varsity Club. By dissolving the Varsity Club, an exciting new ticket option will be forthcoming that will be sold separately online, through the mail or at the gate, whatever method is most convenient for the fan. Marauders fans will now have various game-day options when it comes to customizing their ticket selection and are urged to stay tuned to learn more in the coming weeks. One revision allows its member schools to fully fund each of its sports. While the NCAA has permitted its members to max out its number of scholarships, the NSIC has only recently allowed its colleges and universities to participate in the maximum. Also, this year, the NCAA is giving the go-ahead for its schools to stack athletic and academic scholarships without restrictions when offered to the same athlete. And finally, the NCAA ruled specifically in favor of the University of Mary’s new one-of-a-kind Year-Round Campus (YRC) initiative—a decision that allows Mary student-athletes the option of completing their degree in 2.6 year or getting their master’s degree in four years without negatively impacting their eligibility. The new Marauders Armada allows the University of Mary to take full advantage of these new policies, be more flexible with its individual scholarship allotment, and ultimately continue to recruit the best and brightest student-athletes.
SANFORD BISMARCK RECEIVES GET WITH THE GUIDELINES STROKE GOLD PLUS QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Sanford Health in Bismarck has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
“Sanford Bismarck is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The GuidelinesStroke initiative,” said Samantha Richter, stroke program coordinator at Sanford Bismarck. “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.”
Sanford Bismarck earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.
Sanford Bismarck additionally received the association’s Target Stroke Elite Plus award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
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Q: ARE THERE BENEFITS TO TRAVELING WITH A GROUP? A: Absolutely YES!
The size of your group will determine the discount but for groups of 10 or more travelers we can offer at minimum a $100 per person savings. This may not seem like a lot but couple this with a complimentary upgrade to private transfers, you are now elevating your travel experience and saving roughly $150-$200/person.
Based on current winter pricing we have organized a few groups at around $1250-$1500 per person to a 5 star adults only resort. This vacation package • Age. More than 70% of people with includes single connection airfare, bladder cancer are over 65. transfers between the airport and resort, • Gender. Men are 3 to 4 times more 7 nights in an ocean front room and likely to develop bladder cancer unlimited food and drinks. Not too bad than women. for a week of nothing but sunshine, swimsuits and relaxation! • Race. White people are more than twice as likely to get bladder Another option would be 6th room cancer. free for social groups. This means the organizer of your group could • Chemicals. Chemicals used in the potentially stay for free or you can also textile, rubber, leather, paint and split the overall savings throughout the print industries can increase risk. other five rooms. • Chronic bladder problems. Bladder stones and infections may As you can see the savings add up. Not that any of us need a reason to increase the risk. travel with our friends but if price is a • Personal history. People who have determining factor, rounding up a small already had bladder cancer once group of friends will definitely provide may develop it again. savings and an amazing vacation experience! Knowing your risk factors and talking with your doctor will help you make more informed lifestyle and health care choices.
Q: WE ARE ALWAYS TOLD HOW TO WINTERIZE OUR HOME, WHAT CAN WE DO TO SUMMER-IZE OUR HOME? A: 1. DE-CLUTTER!! That is always a
winner-you can never go wrong with minimizing.
2. Flip and clean your mattress and all the mattresses in your house. 3. Wash your ceilings and walls, use a broom for some of those hard to reach spots.
4. Let air into your home and keep bugs out. You can install simple filters so you can enjoy the fresh air and leave those little bugs outside where they belong. 5. Wash out all of your garbage cans. It will help with the smell if they are in your garage or in your home.
6. Watch for mold in those high water areas, like your wash machine, bathrooms, etc. Give these ares lots of time to dry because humidity is higher in the summer. 7. Mow the lawn, pull the weeds, and add some curb appeal! Getting out side this time of year is good for you!
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Fridley Named Vice President of Operations
Fred Fridley, previously interim vice president of operations at Sanford Health in Bismarck, has accepted the permanent Kirchmeier, Private Wealth position of vice president of Advisors with Legacy Financial Joel Bird operations for the Bismarck Partners a financial advisory Region of Sanford Health. A practice of Ameriprise Carlson, DVM, Joins Fred Fridley native of Watford City, Fridley Financial Services, Inc. in Stockmen’s Supply’s started at Sanford in 2012 as Bismarck have qualified for the Professional Services the public affairs director for the Bismarck Region company’s Circle of Success and most recently served as the executive director for Team annual recognition program and will be honored for this Stockmen’s Supply – A Division the Sanford Health Foundation in Bismarck. Prior to joining Sanford, he was the women’s head basketball achievement in 2018. of ANIMART, LLC is pleased to coach at the University of Mary in Bismarck. To earn this achievement, Bird Jason Kirchmeier announce the recent addition Jacob Carlson, DVM and Kirchmeier established of Jacob Carlson, DVM, to their As vice president of operations, Fridley will oversee Professional Services Team. He day-to-day operations, focus on strategic planning and themselves as some of the company’s top advisors. direct operations of the health care system to support Only a select number of high-performing advisors will work together with other Stockmen’s/ANIMART growth and access. earn this distinction. team members to provide comprehensive animal As Private Wealth Advisors, Bird & Kirchmeier health solutions to beef producers primarily in North Kraus-Anderson Bolsters Management provide financial advice that is anchored in a solid Dakota. in Bismarck understanding of client needs and expectations, and Dr. Carlson grew up with a love of both science is delivered in one-on-one relationships with their and agriculture, interests which ultimately led him Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA), clients. to become a veterinarian. He said that he had been one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial mentored early on, and “was fortunate to have very general contractors and construction managers, NDAREC Hires Ohman as Finance good local veterinarians to look up to and get advice has added to its Bismarck management staff. The from” as an aspiring vet. company has hired Curt Janssen as senior project Manager After receiving his undergraduate degree at North manager and Larry Stark as superintendent. The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Dakota State University-Bottineau and NDSU-Fargo, Janssen is a 31-year construction industry veteran. Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to welcome Brenna Dr. Carlson went on to acquire his DVM at Iowa State Prior to joining Kraus-Anderson, he served as a senior Ohman as the newest addition to its staff. Ohman University College of Veterinary Medicine, completing project manager for Bismarck-based Consolidated will serve as a finance manager, helping to fulfill his studies in 2001. Dr. Carlson has since practiced Construction. He was also a project manager for the financial responsibilities for NDAREC, the Rural in various veterinary clinics in western North Dakota, Greystone Construction and Widseth Smith Nolting Development Finance Corporation and the ND REC most recently as partner in the Missouri Valley and Associates. Benefit Trust. Veterinary Clinic from 2008-2018. Stark began his industry experience in 1983, Ohman joins NDAREC with more than 12 years In his new role at Stockmen’s Supply, Dr. Carlson forming his own residential and commercial of experience in the finance field, most recently as will serve as a herd heath advisor whose primary construction company, Stark Construction. He also has controller for Starion Bank. Before that, she worked focus will be to provide comprehensive animal health served in senior management roles, most recently as an auditor for both Widmer Roel and Eide Bailly solutions to beef producers in coordination with local as superintendent for G4 Construction Management LLP. A certified public accountant, Ohman is a 2006 herd veterinarians. in Eden Prairie, Minn. and Mendota Homes in Little graduate of the accountancy program at North Dakota Canada, Minn. State University. She is also a veteran of the North Dakota Army National Guard.
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Bird and Kirchmeier Achieve Circle of Success Recognition at Ameriprise Financial Joel Bird and Jason
www.bismarckmandan.com Starion Bank promotes in BismarckMandan Starion Bank has promoted
four employees in BismarckMandan. Jennifer Dehnert has been promoted to compliance auditor I. She joined Starion in 2004 as a teller, was promoted to Jennifer Dehnert call center lead in 2005, bonds administrator in 2006 and compliance and audit analyst in 2010. In her new role, Dehnert ensures bank compliance with laws, regulations and bank policies and procedures, and ensures effective internal controls and reporting. Dehnert Landon Feil earned a bachelor’s degree in English and French education from North Dakota State University. Landon Feil has been promoted to business banking officer, vice president. Feil joined Starion in 2012 as a credit analyst. In 2014 he was Heidi Wahl-McDonald promoted to business banking officer and to assistant vice president the next year. With the recent promotion, Feil has additional responsibilities for maintaining customer relationships and loan portfolios, and will continue developing new customer Robin Thorstenson relationships. A Mandan native, Feil has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota and is a graduate of the Leadership BismarckMandan program. Heidi Wahl-McDonald has been promoted to mortgage operations manager, vice president. She joined Starion in 1999 as a loan operations specialist and was promoted to mortgage operations manager, assistant vice president, in 2010. In her new role, Wahl-McDonald supervises mortgage operations services and is responsible for maintaining effective mortgage operations and underwriting policies and procedures. Wahl-McDonald earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Minnesota State University – Moorhead. Robin Thorstenson has been promoted to talent and organizational development consultant II, assistant vice president. She joined Starion in 2013 as a training coordinator and was promoted to talent and organizational development consultant II in 2017. Thorstenson creates and executes strategies that facilitate team productivity and performance, and supports and delivers talent development through onboarding plans and training. Thorstenson earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and is a graduate of the Dakota School of Banking and Bismarck-Mandan Leadership program.
Krause Named Project Management Office Manager KLJ has named Jennie Krause
the new Project Management Office Manager. Krause, based in KLJ’s Jennie Krause Bismarck office, joined the team in 2006. Since then, she has accepted various roles to help KLJ best meet customer needs. Most recently, she served as an engineer who focused on transportation projects. In her new role, Krause will work to enhance KLJ’s project management capacities. She will work closely with project managers, sales and business development teams, proposals team, and customers to ensure KLJ’s promise of an exceptional customer experience. Krause graduated with a civil engineering degree from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and is a licensed professional engineer in North Dakota and Wyoming. She is a Past President of the North Dakota Association of County Engineers, a member of American Council of Engineering Companies, serves on two liaison committees, and was named a Prairie Business 40 Under 40 in 2017.
Sanford Health Names Human Resources Strategic Business Partner Leah Kelsch has been named
human resources strategic business partner for Sanford Health in Bismarck. In her new role, Kelsch will facilitate strategic planning, monitor execution of policies and Leah Kelsch guidelines, provide support and guidance to department and leadership and collaborate with leadership to implement human resources’ initiatives. Kelsch previously worked as a human resources advisor at Sanford Health in Bismarck. She’s been with Sanford for almost three years.
CUAD Announces Professional of the Year Chad Bartosh, Business
Banking and Innovation Officer at Railway Credit Union in Mandan, ND was recently Chad Bartosh named the Credit Union Professional of the Year by Library Honors Part-Time Employees the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD). The Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library Bartosh received the honor at the Awards Banquet that held its annual Part-Time Service Award Ceremony was held during the CUAD Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. in May. The ceremony honors the library’s part-time The Credit Union Professional of the Year Award employees when they reach their 5-year increment recognizes a credit union employee from North anniversaries. The library recognized four employees: Dakota or South Dakota that deserves commendation Diana Schneider and Delores Dillmann for five years for their contributions to advance the credit union of service, and Robyn Wagner and Kristi Simenson for movement in their state and the nation. The award ten years of service. also acknowledges their efforts to help craft an Library Board Trustee, Michael J.B. Schaff, honored environment that allows credit unions to grow and each employee and thanked them for their service. prosper in order to better serve their members.
BPS Hires 3 Assistant Principals Bismarck Public Schools has hired three new
Securian Financial Advisor of the Month assistant principals. Dr. Christine Job will serve as assistant principal at Securian Financial Advisors of Lincoln Elementary School. She has been employed with BPS since 2006 as a Levels of Service Gifted and Talented Teacher and currently as an Instructional Coach. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education from Long Beach State University in California and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota. Cori Lloyd will be the assistant principal at Rita Murphy Elementary School. She has been an elementary teacher in Utah and Wyoming. She was also an administrative intern in Wyoming as well as an instructional facilitator. Lloyd has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and a Master’s in Education Leadership from the University of Wyoming. Michaela Froseth is the new assistant principal at Sunrise Elementary School. She has been with Bismarck Public Schools since 2010 as a first grade teacher and assistant principal at Highland Acres. She is currently an instructional coach at Solheim Elementary School. Froseth holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University of North Dakota.
ND, Inc. is pleased to announce that Keith Eliason has been named Advisor of the Month for April based upon his production and service to his clients. Keith has been a representative with Securian since January 2008.
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The Bismarck Cancer Hires a New Medical Director
PERKS Sebesta Earns PE
Sanford Health Names New Executive
Director of Surgical Services Kyle Sebesta, an engineer at KLJ, an engineering firm, Jackie Farland has been The Bismarck Cancer Center has earned his professional named executive director of is pleased to announce that engineering license (PE) in surgical services at Sanford Dr. Robert Reynolds joined North Dakota. Health in Bismarck. In her their team in May of 2018. He Sebesta earned a bachelor’s new role, she will lead surgical is Board Certified in Radiation Kyle Sebesta degree in civil engineering from services as well as some clinics Oncology and specializes in the North Dakota State University. including allergy, hearing use of radiation therapy to treat Dr. Robert Reynolds Jackie Farland He is a member of the North Dakota Society of center, urology and ear, nose a variety of cancers. Professional Engineers (NDSPE) and Bismarck Mandan and throat. A Texas native, Dr. Reynolds Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Bismarck Farland previously worked as the manager of earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Mandan Program. Sebesta works in KLJ’s Bismarck nursing inpatient surgery. Collette Carlson, who was the University of Texas at Austin. He attended the previously the executive director of surgical services, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where office. is retiring from Sanford Health on June 30 after nearly he earned his medical degree and was inducted into 37 years at Sanford Health. the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed Ohlhauser Joins BNC’s Wealth his radiation oncology residency at Medical University Management Team of South Carolina in Charleston, where he served as Thecla Ohlhauser, CTFA Chief Resident. Dr. Reynolds previously practiced at recently joined the Bismarck Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri. Wealth Management Team as Dr. Reynolds is the Medical Director at the Bismarck Vice President, Retirement Plan Cancer Center and accepts all cases including breast, and Trust Officer. This Linton prostate, lung, gynecologic, head/neck, colorectal, native brings over 20 years of stomach, pancreatic, esophageal, brain, spinal cord, experience in the retirement bladder bone, sarcoma, lymphoma, and metastatic Thecla Ohlhauser plan services and personal disease. trust industry. As a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor she specializes in working with clients to provide successful retirement plans in addition to management of personal trust accounts.
JULY LIVE GOVERNMENT MEETINGS Televised on Government Access, cable channel 2 & 602 HD.
Broadcast on KDAK 102.5 FM radio. Streamed online at www.freetv.org.
5:00 pm Burleigh County Commission
5:00 pm Bismarck Board of Adjustment
Mon, 9th Tues, 10th
5:15 pm Bismarck School Board 5:30 pm Mandan Park Board* 5:15 pm Bismarck City Commission 5:30 pm Mandan City Commission*
Wed, 11th 5:15 pm Burleigh County Planning Commission Thurs, 12th
5:30 pm Morton County Commission*
Mon, 16th 8:00 am 5:00 pm 5:30 pm
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Burleigh County Water Resource District Burleigh County Commission Mandan School Board*
Tues, 17th 1:00 pm Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board 5:30 pm Mandan City Commission Thurs, 19th
5:15 pm Bismarck Park Board
5:30 pm Mandan Planning Commission
5:15 pm Bismarck City Commission 5:30 pm Morton County Commission*
5:00pm Bismarck Planning Commission
Meetings are replayed several times on the Government Access channel and are available for viewing online (Watch on Demand) at www.freetv.org. * Delayed Playback
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Ribbon cuttings are conducted by a committee of Chamber volunteers called Ambassadors. Businesses qualify for a ribbon cutting if they open, move, and remodel, are under new ownership, change their name, or offer a new product or service. To schedule a ribbon cutting, please call Ross at 701-223-5660.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
HOMEOWNERS FINANCIAL GROUP
Mandan Public Schools in partnership with Little Free Library at one of their many locations at Red Trail Elementary, 4801 37th Ave NW, Mandan, ND 58554.
Becki Wheeler, owner, at their grand opening at 1710 Canary Avenue, Suite B, Bismarck. Phone: 701-946-7042. Member.
DESIRAE’S MAKEUP & BEAUTY LOUNGE
Desirae Earl, Owner, at her new location at 105 N 5th Street, Bismarck. Phone: 701-751-2312. Member.
HALBERSTADT’S Alex Dahl at his new location at 508 E. Main Ave, Bismarck. Phone: (701) 751-0191. Member. 36 | Chamber Connection
Reginia Flowers, General Manager, celebrating the remodel of their location at 4400 Skyline Crossing, Bismarck. Phone: 701-751-8900. Member.
GATEWAY WIRELESS Tiarra Schlecht, Manager, at their grand opening at 2706 Rock Island Place, Suite 1, Bismarck. Phone: 701-240-9239. Member.
Schedule Your Ribbon Cutting Today!
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HEAVEN’S HELPERS SOUP CAFÉ
Alexis Larson, Owner, at her new location at 300 W Century Ave, Suite A, Bismarck. Phone: 701-751-2732. Member.
Mark Meier, Founder, at their new location at 220 N 23rd Street Bismarck. Phone: 701-751-7687. Member.
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Colton Shoults, Owner, at his new lcoation cat 4524 Memorial Hwy, Suite 108, Mandan. Phone: 701-595-7827. Member.
Shelley Mansavage, Owner, celebrating their new location in Mandan. Phone: 701-566-0179. Member.
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Welcome new members
The Chamber of Commerce encourages all members to do business with each other. The following companies and organizations have recently made an important investment in their business by joining the Chamber. Please consider them for your professional and personal needs. To find a complete listing of Chamber members, view the Member Directory online at www.bismarckmandan.com.
Homeowners Financial Group USA LLC 1710 Canary Ave Suite B Bismarck, ND Becki Wheeler (701) 946-7042 We are a full-service mortgage banker committed to serving your lifetime of lending needs, while maintaining a culture focused on family and giving back. NMLS#93718 Equal Housing Lender.
MMI Excavation and Reclamation LLC 9993 Desert Rd. Bismarck, ND James Small (701) 223-6319 A leading excavation and reclamation service, with many years of experience.
Amare Global 6130 12th St. SE Gateway Wireless (Cricket) Bismarck, ND 2706 Rock Island Place Suite 1 James Small Bismarck, ND (701) 426-2117 Sig Lubke We want to empower people to live happier and (701) 240-9239 healthier lives every day. Our mission is to create natural Welcome to #CricketNation. Weâ€™re giving you the Simple, mental wellness products for a community of passionate Smarter wireless experience that you deserve. #SmileOn people who desire an extraordinary life. The Scapegoat Bar 202 E. Main Street Mandan, ND Tosha Nieuwsma (701) 400-1820 The Scapegoat Bar is a newly remodeled bar on Main Street in Mandan with lots of unique character. We provide a clean, friendly environment with experienced staff and feature a variety of specialties.
Business Checking Accounts
1,000 Free Monthly Transaction
Call for more details (701) 250-3000 Member FDIC
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The Rejuvenation Place 401 E. Broadway Ave. Bismarck, ND Brianne Lang (701) 751-4410 We offer European facials, microblading, microneedling, Botox, dermal fillers, and IPL therapy to our clients and provide advanced training in treatments and products for beauty professionals.
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Upcoming Chamber Events RACE DAY SERIES: DACOTAH SPEEDWAY Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 • Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Location: Dacotah Speedway – 2500 Longspur Trail, Mandan
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Chamber of Commerce Patio – 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck AT THE
ECONOMIC Outlook Forum
FRIDAYS AT THE CHAMBER Date: Friday, August 10, 2018 • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm Location: Chamber of Commerce Patio – 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 • Time: 8:00am - 10:00am Location: Legacy High School – 3400 East Calgary Avenue, Bismarck AUGUST MEMBERSHIP MIXER: FRONT STREET MILLWORK Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 • Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Location: Front Street Millwork, 3320 E Century Ave, Bismarck
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Blue Grass Goes Pink
Beer and Boutiques
August 17 Drive to Survive August 18 Saddle Up Against Cancer August 18 Courage Against Cancer Sept. 22-23 Applefest