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CHAMBER CONNECTION Bismarck-Mandan

September 2017

RENAISSANCE ZONE Revitalizing Bismarck- Mandan

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Drone Technology Drones moving industries forward in the region.

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Member Profile Record Keepers, LLC

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Light Up the Night The 2nd Annual “Shot in the Dark” Chamber Night Golf Scramble is set for Thursday, September 7.


CHAMBER CONNECTION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Brenda Nagel..................................................................................................................... Chair Ron Day .................................................................................................................... Chair-Elect Wayne Munson............................................................................................................ Secretary Craig Larson.................................................................................................................Treasurer Perrie Schafer ............................................................................................................ Past Chair BOARD OF DIRECTORS Paul Brucker ...............Railway Credit Union Wayne Munson .................Indigo Signworks Ron Day ............Andeavor Mandan Refinery Brenda Nagel ..................University of Mary Dr. Blake Feil ....................Feil Orthodontics Mike Nathe ............Bismarck Funeral Home Heather Fried ..........Fried Financial Services Dan Pearson .........................Northwest Tire Nick Hacker ..............ND Guaranty and Title Shannon Reichenberg ........Diversity Homes Chad Hatzenbuhler ...Bank of North Dakota Perrie Schafer ..............Schafer Financial Inc Jeff Herman ................................Petro Hunt Jasper Schneider ..................................NISC Molly Herrington ....................................KLJ Scott Staudinger ..............Cloverdale Foods Chris Jones ....ND Dept. of Human Services Greg Vetter .....................University of Mary Tracy Kindem ..........H.A. Thompson & Sons Valerie Weigel ....Basin Electric Power Coop Craig Larson .............................Starion Bank Jennifer Wilson .....................Kirkwood Mall Kevin Magstad.......Independent Consultant CHAMBER STAFF Scott Meske................................................................................................................ President Annie Bergrud.........................................................................................Chief Financial Officer David Leingang............................................................................ Community Growth Director Mary Masters................................................................................. Office Support Professional Ryan Parsons........................................................................................................Vice President Rebecca Rattei................................................................................ Communications Specialist Amanda Schwieters......................................................................... Member Services Director Chelse Simon..................................................................................Membership Sales Director Cathryn Sprynczynatyk Anderson ........................ Communications Specialist/ LBM Director Karly Palczewski...............................................................................Marketing & Events Intern

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Chamber to Celebrate Local Organizations and Leaders Chamber Introduces Workforce Summit Total Resource Campaign Underway

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s I write the September Chair’s Corner, I am reminded that summers in ND are too short. Kids are back to school and routines and schedules have changed for parents, teachers and caretakers and our traffic patterns are impacted as well. I too, have a new schedule/routine. I am fortunate to be able to join the University of Mary family as the Director of Public Affairs. It is an exciting time at the University of Mary with many changes that I am privileged and excited to be a part of. The opening of the Lumen Vitae University Center will be a spectacular addition to the campus and I encourage all to make plans to visit the campus soon. My role as Chair of the Chamber Board won’t change, and I appreciate the time I’ve been able to spend this summer on Chamber activities and programs. Your Chamber continues to lead the way in our communities and here are just a few ways we make a difference as we move toward fall. We announced a very strong 2018 Leadership Bismarck Mandan class recently, and as we kick off the 28th year of this program on September 21, we look for more great things from our future leaders in this class. Locally, we have been discussing the recommendations from the Bismarck Special Assessment Task Force, on which Board Member, Molly Herrington from KLJ represented the Chamber. I would encourage you all to find those recommendations as presented to the City Commission recently and bring your ideas and questions forward. Please contact the Chamber if you need to find a summary of those recommendations. The Chamber will continue to engage our local leaders and more importantly, our Members, as we work through these significant growth issues. There will be many more opportunities to provide input, but as we represent the business community, we have to be diligent in reaching out to our Members, provide as much education and information as possible on these issues, and then relay that back to our local leaders. It’s a bit early to tell exactly which direction the recommendations will go, or exactly what will be put on the ballot (if anything) in 2018 for voter consideration. Rest assured, the Chamber will be at the forefront of these discussions. Finally, I hope you all have a chance to partake in one of the many opportunities we’re offering for you to engage with other Chamber Members coming up in September. With events ranging from the Brats with the Brave event for our military families on September 5th, the exciting “Shot in the Dark” Night Golf Scramble on September 7th, to the very popular Celebrate Bismarck-Mandan event where we recognize outstanding businesses and teachers on September 14th, Fridays at the Chamber on September 15th, and our Member Mixer at Eide Bailly coming on September 19th – there is something for everyone this month with the Chamber!

- Brenda Nagel Chair, Board of Directors

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UNDERSTANDING THE BISMARCK AND MANDAN RENAISSANCE FAQS: RENAISSANCE ZONE

By Cathryn Sprynczynatyk

When Bismarck’s Renaissance Zone began in 2001, the Civic Square building on Main Avenue and Sixth Street was valued at $500 — total. The taxes collected by the City of Bismarck were negligible. After a complete renovation on the formerly empty warehouse, Civic Square is now a multi-tenant office building worth $2 million. Last year, the City of Bismarck collected $22,500 in taxes from Civic Square.

American Bank Center Square was formerly an empty warehouse on Main Street, Mandan. Now, American Bank Center occupies the first and second floors and has room for an additional tenant on the third floor.

The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce supports Renaissance Zones as economic incentive tools in Bismarck and Mandan. Chamber Connection is providing a selection of Frequently Asked Questions to inform what a Renaissance Zone is, what it isn’t, and what Renaissance Zones have done for Bismarck and Mandan.

How does the Renaissance Zone work?

The city designates a Renaissance Zone with approval from the state via the North Dakota Department of Commerce. Businesses within the zone apply for different types of projects such as new construction, rehabilitation, historic preservation or purchase of a new property with major improvements. Once a Renaissance Zone project is completed and verified by the city, the project is exempted from local property taxes and state income taxes for five years. Both the city and state have skin in the game, but neither entity contributes money.

How did the Renaissance Zone start?

The 1999 Legislative Assembly established Renaissance Zone as an economic development tool in the cities’ toolboxes. Bismarck began its Renaissance Zone in 2001. Mandan established its zone in 2005. The Department of Commerce approves city Renaissance Zones for 15 years. After that, a city must reapply for extension every five years. Mandan’s 15-year approval is in effect until 2020. As of 2017 Bismarck has been approved for its first 5-year extension.

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What is the point of having a Renaissance Zone?

The Legislature opened up Renaissance Zones in order to encourage investment in downtowns or other blighted areas. “Downtowns are historic investments that have already been made in our communities,” said Daniel Nairn, a Planner for the City of Bismarck and administrator of Bismarck’s Renaissance Zone program. “Maximizing those investments and making sure we are growing it and taking care of it is a priority. The roads are there. Pipelines are there. The infrastructure is there. This maximizes cost and adds value in a way that doesn’t require new city services.” On the Mandan side of the river, Ellen Huber, Business Development and Communications Director for City of Mandan, sees similar benefits. “The program was designed to help breathe new life into buildings that were blighted,” Huber said. “Naturally those are typically historic areas like Main Street and downtown because that’s where towns took their root.”


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Where are Bismarck and Mandan’s Renaissance Zones?

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In 2016, the City of Bismarck performed a Needs Assessment to evaluate areas within the Rennaissance Zone boundary that have not met the program’s goals. Projects may not be considered eligible if they have previously recieved Renaissance Zones exemptions, or are owned by a government or non-profit organization. Five blocks have been completed and no longer eligible. Four hot spots of unimproved areas can be identified within the zone.

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The program is designed for for-profit Lease / Other businesses and residential within the Renaissance Zone. To qualify for a rehabilitation Renaissance Zone project in Bismarck, for example, an investor has to add 50 percent of the building’s assessed value back into the building. If a building is valued at $400,000, the building owner has 200 Block of East Main Building rehabilitation and to invest at least $200,000. For a commercial façade improvements. building, the investment has to be at least $40 per square foot. The investment must be for capital improvements such as plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, roofing, exterior improvements, ADA restrooms, etc.

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How many projects have been completed?

Bismarck — 105 projects have been completed out of 125 approved. 50 new businesses have been established and 458 full-time jobs have been created. Mandan — 62 projects have been completed. Six projects are in progress, and the 68 total number of projects has impacted 36 buildings. As a result of Renaissance Zone projects, 15 new businesses have been started in Mandan.

How have property values been affected?

Prior to 2003, Bismarck downtown property values were stagnant and, in some cases, declining. Downtown property values have increased an average 10.6 percent each year for 13 years. Property values jumped from $84.5 million in 2003 to $201 million in 2016.

How have taxes been impacted?

Once Renaissance Zone projects are completed, they are exempt from property taxes and income taxes for five years. Once a building is back on the tax roll, those missed taxes are typically paid back within 2-3 years due to the increased value of the building.

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FEATURE What about the TIF District?

Tax Increment Financing is a federal program that is designed to create a pool of money for improvements. In Bismarck, TIF funds were used for parking ramps, quiet rail zones, landscaping, and street projects. The TIF district and Renaissance Zone formerly overlapped. Bismarck closed its TIF District on July 1, 2017.

Renaissance Zone is designed for for-profit businesses and residential within the designated area. Broadway Centre in Bismarck is a mixed-use building with both commercial and residential.

What has the Renaissance Zone done for the community?

Mandan’s 2005 Renaissance Zone was established following an underground diesel spill remediation settlement in 2003. “The Renaissance Zone program has probably been even more important in Mandan than in other communities because we had that compounded problem, and it was a tool to help revitalize downtown and these Main Street properties,” Huber said.

The program has also brought in more restaurants and retail downtown. Harvest Brazilian Grill occupies the former J.C. Penney building and has undergone a significant renovation exposing original brick that had been covered by plywood.

American Bank Center Square was formerly an empty warehouse on Main Street. Now, American Bank Center occupies the first and second floors and has room for an additional tenant on the third floor.

Broadway Center was Bismarck’s largest Renaissance Zone project. The building’s owner stated the mixed-use commercial and residential building might not have been possible without the Renaissance Zone incentives.

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www.bismarckmandan.com Woodmansee’s Office Supply and Furniture had to follow rigorous historic preservation standards. In addition to restoring the 1899 facade, the company remodeled their previously inaccessible second floor into a furniture showroom. “(Downtown has) become vibrant again,” owner Joe Woodmansee said. “Probably 12-15 years ago you would leave at 5 o’clock, and it was empty. Now, if you come downtown, obviously you see a difference.” The newly completed 100 West Main housing project includes 30 units for ages 55 and up. Nairn said the newly established downtown housing appeals to both Millenials and empty nesters. Janelle Frederick, Talent Management Coordinate in Human Resources for CHI St. Alexius Health, said promoting the city is important when attracting outside talent. “A lot of times I’m recruiting young recruits into the community; I’m recruiting new graduates,” Frederick said. “Having a vibrant downtown is something they are interested in — what kind of shopping we have, what kind of restaurants, what kind of night life. And safety as well — safety is one of the No. 1 things I promote with the good life in North Dakota.”

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What are the priority areas?

Bismarck is focusing on the west side of the Renaissance Zone. Two of the newest Renaissance Zone approvals are on the western side. The former Main Street Tire will be renovated into a chiropractic clinic with additional tenants. “That one is very important to us because we like to create a visual gateway into downtown,” Nairn said. “We want to make an impression to anyone coming in.”

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Where does the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce stand on this issue?

“The Chamber is in full support of the Renaissance Zone as an economic development tool,” said Scott Meske, President of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce. “It’s vital that our communities have the same tools as others in North Dakota to use should they feel it would help bring investment and jobs to the region.”

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DRONE TECHNOLOGY MOVES BISMARCKMANDAN INDUSTRIES FORWARD

By Hannah Straw, Clearwater Communications

With around 400 people working in the fast pace and evolving drone industry, there are countless opportunities for businesses and organizations in North Dakota to use this technology, says Tom “Tommy” K. Kenville, drone expert and founder of the Unmanned Applications Institute, International (UAI International). Since 2010, UAI International has provided raw or processed data to clients across the state and country using unmanned systems. The consulting company has 11 employees, who, according to Kenville, together have flown more drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) than anyone in the state. Along with providing data to industries such as agriculture, wind and oil, UAI International is an industry leader in research, training and education courses related to drones. The following businesses in the BismarckMandan area have also successfully adapted drone technologies in their industries.

Tom “Tommy” K. Kenville is the founder of the Unmanned Applications Institute, International (UAI International).

MARKETING Shutter Pilots was established in 2014 by Mike Mabin, Ed Sargeant and Alexander Mabin, and features a team of aerial imaging professionals who provide low-altitude photography, cinematography and 2D/3D visualization using UAVs. The UAVs are equipped with high-definition cameras, GPS positioning systems and radio-controlled aircraft features that capture aerial imagery for commercial purposes. “At Shutter Pilots, we see a number of requests for aerial imagery to supplement television advertising and online marketing pieces. It’s amazing the impact that a difference in perspective can have on a piece,” says Sargeant. Aside from the creative outlets, Shutter Pilots provides services to engineering and architectural firms to supplement traditional site surveying. Shutter Pilots has locations in both North Dakota and Maryland.

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AGRICULTURE Carmel Miller, associate professor of Agriculture, Technology and Natural Resources at Bismarck State College, says the agriculture industry is just getting started within the UAV industry. “Although some farmers and ranchers have adapted to the new technology, there is more research to complete and data to collect to see what else can be done more effectively when it comes to UAVs,” Miller says.

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Currently, farmers are utilizing UAVs for crop scouting. The UAVs “If its dirty, dark or dangerous, try a drone,” says Kenville. highlight issues in the fields such as crop damage from weather or The Division’s variety of systems are designed to create diseases. Ranchers are also utilizing UAVs to check water or fence lines. Using a camera that captures near infrared a more efficient and productive workflow for customers. Some of its biggest customers are within the civil light, UAV’s can find issues in the field, such as disease, engineering and construction and mining industries. before they can be seen with the human eye. RDO’s UAVs are specifically used for mapping and scanning, opposed to other UAVs that produce photos, MANUFACTURING AND EQUIPMENT says Pearson. In 2009, RDO Equipment Co. established the RDO THE FUTURE OF THE DRONE INDUSTRY Integrated Division in Billings, Mont., to deliver Topcon solutions and support for construction GPS and machine Although many industries have successfully adapted control to customers. In 2013, they became a Senselfy and using UAVs, drone technology continues to evolve. UAV dealer says RDO Integrated Controls Division Kenville says he would like to see state organizations Manager Jason Pearson. “Since then, we have sold close utilizing drone technology as a safer and more costto 350 drones for commercial use throughout western effective way to complete day-to-day tasks, such United States,” he says. as observing animal counts or conducting bridge inspections. “If it’s dirty, dark or dangerous, try a drone,” says Kenville.

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MEMBER PROFILE Featuring Todd Henderson Q: Tell us about yourself and your role within the organization. A: I am a North Dakota native and a graduate of the University of Jamestown when it was still called Jamestown College. I am the Vice President of Operations at Record Keepers and have been with the company 10 years this year. As a small business we all wear a lot of hats. My hat collection includes general management, sales and marketing, IT management, some basic accounting and whatever else the job requires on a daily basis. I am also a member of the company’s board of directors. I am a NAID Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) and was the first person in North Dakota to earn that designation. Q: Briefly tell us the history of Record Keepers. A: Chad Spiry recognized a need for secure storage and management of business records and started Record Keepers in Fargo in 1993. Destruction services were added soon after. We opened the Bismarck location in 2009. Our service routes cover most of North Dakota and Western Minnesota, with on-demand services to portions of Montana and South Dakota. 10 | Chamber Connection

RECORD KEEPERS, LLC Q: What differentiates Record Keepers from its competitors? A: Experience is certainly part of it, as we have been safely and securely managing confidential information since 1993. We are also the only company in our industry in North Dakota to be certified by both the National Association for Information Destruction and PRISM International as well. Additionally, we are the only shredding or records storage company in the state to have successfully completed an SSAE16 audit. We are insured by Lloyd’s of London for the services we provide. Q: How has the growth of Bismarck-Mandan impacted Record Keepers? A: Bismarck-Mandan has been a great place for us to be. Our business has increased every year since we opened the Bismarck location, and it has given us a good base of operations for the western part of the state in general.


www.bismarckmandan.com Q: What industry trends are taking place? A: With constantly increasing awareness of privacy breaches and resulting regulations businesses are more scrutinized than ever with regard to how they manage their information. More and more businesses are hiring certified companies such as ours as part of their overall strategy to protect their information. Q: Have there been any monumental changes in the industry that you’ve had to deal with? A: The biggest thing is staying up to date with data and privacy regulations. Our customers look to us to help them with their compliance requirements and we need to be able to give them up-to-date, accurate advice. Q: What does the future of Record Keepers look like and the industry as a whole look like to you? A: Record Keepers continues to grow as we add more customers on a regular basis and as our current customers grow and thrive. Ten years ago our business was almost entirely based on managing paper records and today that is still the largest part of our business but we also store and destroy a large volume of other media types such as computer hard drives, tapes, CDs, DVDs and etc. Information management and protection is a growing industry and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

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Q: Record Keepers became a member in 2009, why do you continue to renew each year? A: Our Chamber membership gives us access to information, publications, events and resources that we otherwise would not have. It also gives us unique marketing avenues. Q: What should Chamber members know about Record Keepers that may assist them? A: We’re here to help! They can call me or any member of our staff with any questions they may have regarding storing or securely destroying their information and we either have or will get the answer.

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CHAMBER TO CELEBRATE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADERS

On September 14th, from 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, the Chamber of Commerce and its Excellence in Business and Education Committee will be hosting their 13th annual Celebrate Bismarck-Mandan award ceremony. This special event honors shining stars that have provided a level of excellence in their profession, the community, and their organizations – some of which have stood the test of time in Bismarck-Mandan. The Chamber and the Excellence committee are proud to announce the following individuals and the awards they have been nominated for at this year’s award ceremony: GRANITE AWARD

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• Skeels Electric Co.

NEW ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR • Andrea Birst – Glance Spa & Salon, Inc. • Cameron Fleck – New Vision Security • Eve Kostelecky – BREA SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR • Kari Weigel – Sylvan Learning • Brandon Ralph – Bruno’s Pizza

GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD (Presented by the Chamber’s Military Affairs committee)

• Announced at ceremony YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR

(Winners from 2017 Lemonade Day program)

• M&I’s Lemonade Shack (Macie and Isaac Grendahl)

Student Chamber and recipients of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award from the 2016-2017 school year will also be recognized at this event! Who are you excited to see on stage at Celebrate? This is a great opportunity to reserve a table and invite employees, customers, and/or friends to experience this heartwarming occasion. But, hurry! A few tables are still available. Contact David Leingang, dleingang@ bismancc.com, for more information. Individual tickets are $35 with membership discount, and $45 for general admission. Register online at, http://business.bismarckmandan.com/events, or call the Chamber at 701-223-5660. Presenting Sponsor:

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Award Sponsors: The Bismarck Tribune Table Sponsors: Bank of North Dakota, Bismarck Cancer Center, Bismarck State College, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND, Bremer Bank, CornerStone Bank, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, Eide Bailly, LLP, First International Bank & Trust, Gate City Bank, H.A. Thompson & Sons, inc., KX News, Leingang Home Center, Midco, Miller Insulation, Northwest Contracting, Sanford Health, Starion Bank, Townsquare Media, Wells Fargo Bank, University of Mary Event Sponsors: Advanced Business Methods, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C., Liberty Business Sytems, Mattress Firm, McQuade Distributing, U.S. Bank and Widmer Roel.


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CHAMBER HOSTS WORKFORCE SUMMIT IN OCTOBER 2017

Presented by the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber and Doosan Bobcat, the 2017 Workforce Summit will provide our region the opportunity to access resources and to be included in a discussion of workforce issues and solutions with industry leaders.

The 2017 Bismarck-Mandan Chamber Workforce Summit areas of focus include:

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KEYNOTE: Managing Your Talent Pipeline - Jaimie Francis, Director, Programs/Operations, US Chamber Foundation

• Encouraging and improving coordination between employers and educators. • Closing the workforce skill gap in our region. • Creating a positive culture in your organization. Matt Sagaser,

Employers, educators and Doosan Bobcat professionals are encouraged to attend the 2017 Bismarck-Mandan Chamber Workforce Summit on Tuesday, October 24 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center from 8:00am – 12:00pm. In addition to relevant keynote presenters and panel discussion, the 2017 Workforce Summit will feature workshops to provide attendees with insight into the various opportunities and challenges of workforce development. To learn more or to RSVP, visit bismarckmandan.com or contact Amanda at aschwieters@bismancc.com.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Closing the Workforce Skill Gap Education and Employer Collaboration - Robert Marthaller, Asst. Superintendent, ND Dept. of Public Instruction - David Farnsworth, Chair, Workforce Development Council and Manager of ND Power Generation, Great River Energy - Dr. Mark Hagerott, Chancellor North Dakota University System - Senator Rich Wardner, Senate Majority Leader WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS - Developing an Effective Internship Program - Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Talent - Importance of Encouraging Professional Development KEYNOTE: Importance of Company Culture in Talent Retention and Attraction - Matt Sagaser, Director, Innovation Accelerated & Acceleration Center, Doosan Bobcat North America

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Total Resource Campaign is now open to all members! During TRC we take the time to introduce our business members to the value of their Chamber membership. It is also a time for your business to select the programs that are most beneficial for you. Renewal period has come to a close for most, so if you are interested in any opportunities that have not been available do not hesitate to contact the Chamber at 701223-5660 to learn more about those options. If you are a business member that has not sponsored an event in the past, you may be approached to discuss involvement opportunities and the benefits of event sponsorships. The Chamber has a wide variety of events and many new opportunities this year. SAM FOSS

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT AT CHAMBER NIGHT GOLF SCRAMBLE On Thursday, September 7th, at the Mandan Municipal Golf Course the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our 2nd Annual “Shot in the Dark,” Chamber Night Golf Scramble! After a successful first year, and some experience under our belt, we look forward to bringing our members another fun event!

Whether you are a novice golfer or a pro, this four person scramble will be a great time for anyone looking for a laid-back networking experience. The social and registration will kick-off at 5:30pm, followed by a twilight shotgun start at 7:00pm. Sign up as a team or individually to be placed with other participants, but don’t wait too long, because there is a limited number of players available. As a participant you’ll receive a dinner, two glow balls, a necklace, and other light up gear to help guide you through the course. To get registered contact Karly at karlyp@bismancc.com or Amanda at aschwieters@bismancc.com. Let’s light up the night! Presenting Sponsor:

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BRATS WITH THE BRAVE STUDENT CHAMBER OPENS UP The Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee invites you to the Raymond J. Bohn Armory, 4200 Miriam Ave in Bismarck, on September 5th, from 11am – 1pm. Say thank you to the men and women who have served in our armed forces.

The Military Affairs Committee is working with the North Dakota National Guard in hosting this special event out at the Armory to provide space for the community to break bread with active duty, reserve, and veteran military personnel and provide gratitude for our freedom! At that time, we will also be highlighting the Military Service Center’s new location at the Armory with an open house from 10am – 2pm and a Chamber ribbon cutting at 12pm. Come and enjoy a Cloverdale brat grilled up by Kupper Chevrolet with all the fixin’s and some great company as we salute those who have done so much for our country! Please RSVP at, business.bismarckmandan.com/events, or contact David Leingang, dleingang@bismancc.com. For more information, call the Chamber office at 701-223-5660. Presenting sponsors:

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The Chamber and its Excellence in Business and Education Committee are now accepting applications for this year’s Student Chamber program! Only 18 students, nine seniors and nine juniors, will be selected to represent the Student Chamber 2017/2018 board. All applications are due September 11th. Every candidate will then be evaluated by our Excellence committee who will make the selections from Bismarck and Mandan public and private schools. Open to Juniors and Seniors in all Bismarck-Mandan high schools, the Student Chamber program is a great way to educate our budding graduates on local issues and initiatives that are going on in our community that they otherwise would not be aware of. Leadership and career development, financial literacy, and college readiness are some of the skills and education they will benefit from through this program. The students will meet one day a month, for two hours out of school. The program will include six board meetings in addition to an opening and closing event. This program is an honorable activity for students to list on college applications and job resumes. The application process is simple. The form, which requires an essay of 200 words or less can be found at, www.bismarckmandan.com/pages/EBEC. Students are encouraged to apply regardless of grades. If you are interested in your community and have an interest in civic activities, please apply. Deadline to apply is September 11th, 2017!

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For any questions or to submit an application in the Student Chamber program, please contact David Leingang at the Chamber, 701-223-5660 or dleingang@bismancc.com. Program Sponsor:

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BRATS WITH THE BRAVE SHOT IN THE DARK Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 CHAMBER NIGHT GOLF Location: Raymond J. Bohn Armory 4200 Miriam Avenue, Bismarck Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM Admission: Free to Attend Presenting Sponsor:

The Chamber and its Military Affairs Committee invites the community to Brats for the Brave! Help us to show support and appreciate our military men and women who bravely serve our country. Join us for some brats and all the fixin’s, Tuesday, September 5th, at Raymond J. Bohn Armory located at 4200 Miriam Avenue in Bismarck, from 11:00am – 1:00pm, or until we run out! Join us as we celebrate the new location and Open House for the Military Service Center at the armory with a ribbon cutting ceremony!

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017 Location: Mandan Municipal Golf Course 1002 7th Street SW, Mandan Time: 5:30PM - 10:30PM Admission: $70.00 for Chamber Members $80.00 for General Admission Presenting Sponsor:

On Thursday, September 7th, at the Mandan Municipal Golf Course, the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our 2nd Annual “Shot in the Dark,” Night Golf Scramble!

We will be joined by local active duty, reserve, veteran and retired military personnel as we provide our gratitude to their devotion to our nation.

Social and registration will start at 5:30pm followed by a twilight shotgun start at 7:00pm. Enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Blarney Stone Pub, and some cool refreshments before taking a swing at our 9-hole scramble.

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact David Leingang, dleingang@bismancc.com, or call the Chamber’s office, 701-223-5660.

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Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 Location: Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center 800 South 3rd Street, Bismarck Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM Admission: $35.00 for Chamber Members $45.00 for General Admission Presenting Sponsor: On September 14th, 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 13th 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 and Profitability • New Entrepreneur of the Year • Granite Award • Outstanding Teacher of the Year • Golden Eagle Award

Please join us from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center. General admission is $45, and $35 with member discount. Registration is available online at, www.bismarckmandan.com/events/calendar.

FRIDAYS AT THE CHAMBER

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017 Location: Chamber of Commerce Patio 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM Admission: Free for Chamber Members Presenting Sponsor:

If you have not had the opportunity to join us yet, now is the time to stop in for our last member appreciation luncheon for the summer. The Chamber staff would love to say thank you for everything you’ve done for us and continue to do for the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce, and our business community. Friday, September 15th is your last chance to enjoy a FREE lunch on us! Stop by between 11:30am – 1:00pm, and enjoy an assortment of brats, pork carnitas, delicious sides, cool refreshments and ice cream treats! Please RSVP online at bismarckmandan.com/events or email Amanda at 701-223-5660. Lunch Sponsors:

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Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017 Location: Northern Plains Equipment Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 2933 Twin City Dr, Mandan Location: Eide Bailly Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM 1730 Burnt Boat Loop, Bismarck Admission: Free for Chamber Members Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM Gold Admission: Free for Chamber Members Sponsor: Join members of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce during this month’s Membership Mixer hosted by Eide Bailly on Tuesday, September 19th at their location on 1730 Burnt Boat Loop in Bismarck. Enjoy a variety of refreshments, hors d’oeurves, and some laid back business after hours as we celebrate Eide Bailly’s 100 years of success! Mixers are free for Chamber members to attend and anyone within your organization is welcome to join! RSVP’s are appreciated and can be made by emailing Amanda Schwieters at aschwieters@bismancc.com or by calling 701-223-5660.

The Chamber’s Agricultural Committee will be hosting a special mixer for Chamber members, Thursday, October 12th, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, at Northern Plains Equipment – 2933 Twin City Drive, Mandan. The purpose of this Fall event is to celebrate the harvest by inviting our business community to engage and network with members in the Ag. Industry in an effort to educate Bismarck-Mandan on the endevours of Agriculture in our area. We are excited to have guest speaker Daryl Lies, North Dakota Farm Bureau President, at this years event to provide insight on the state of the Agriculture Industry. Throughout the mixer, Northern Plains Equipment will provide demos on their large and small equipment as well as some other fun experiences. When the dinner bell rings at 5:30pm, the Agricultural committee will serve up some selections from Cloverdale Foods while we see who can win some prizes. There is no charge to attend this event, however, please send RSVP’s to David Leingang, dleingang@bismancc. com, or call the Chamber at 701-223-5660. Lunch Sponsors: Advanced Business Methods, American Family Insurance - Dee Heintz, Farm Credit Services of Mandan, Farm and Ranch Guide, Starion Bank and Wells Fargo.

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Presented by the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber and Doosan Bobcat, the 2017 Workforce Summit will provide our region the opportunity to access resources and to be included in a discussion of workforce issues and solutions with industry leaders.

Join Mandan Mayor Tim Helbling and Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary for the 2017 State of the Cities address. Tuesday, November 7th, at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, participants will gain insight from both Mandan and Bismarck Mayors and will hear about successes and challenges that each city faced throughout 2017.

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Location: Ramkota Hotel & Conference 800 South 3rd Street, Bismarck Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM Admission: $30.00 for Chamber Members $40.00 for General Admission Presenting Sponsor:

Employers, educators and professionals are encouraged to attend the 2017 Bismarck-Mandan Chamber Workforce Summit on Tuesday, October 24 at the Radisson Hotel. In addition to relevant keynote speakers and panel discussions, the 2017 Workforce Summit will feature workshops to provide attendees with insight into the various opportunities and challenges of workforce development.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Location: Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center 800 South 3rd Street, Bismarck Time: 7:00AM - 9:00AM Admission: $30.00 for Chamber Members $40.00 for General Admission

Doors open at 7am followed by breakfast and program beginning at 7:30am. Cost to attend is $30 with Chamber member discount, and $40 for general admission. For more information, contact David Leingang at dleingang@bismancc. com, or call 701-223-5660. Register online at www. bismarckmandan.com/events.

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GREAT PLAINS FOOD BANK, GATE CITY BANK UNVEIL TRAILER DESIGN HIGHLIGHTING HUNGER-RELIEF PARTNERSHIP

Great Plains Food Bank and Gate City Bank have unveiled a new trailer design for the hunger relief organization that features images of both entities working together inside the Great Plains Food Bank statewide distribution center; and displays the strong commitment and partnership between the two in the fight to end hunger.

“We are thrilled to be sharing this day with our partner Gate City Bank, and to share the impact this trailer will have on the 94,000 North Dakotans who seek emergency food assistance each year,” Great Plains Food Bank Chief Development Officer Marcia The addition of a trailer to provide millions of meals to thousands of hungry Paulson said. “Over the next 12 months, it neighbors annually (better caption here...) will supply food to low-income seniors, bring fresh produce to communities with limited “Gate City Bank is honored to partner with the Great access to this type of product, and deliver millions of Plains Food Bank,” said Norm Clark, Southwest Regional pounds of food to our partner network of food pantries, Leader at Gate City Bank. “We strongly believe that it is shelters and soup kitchens operating statewide.” our responsibility to make a difference in our community. Together we can solve hunger for a better way of life for The trailer and design were part of a gift from Gate our communities in need.” City Bank to the Great Plains Food Bank and is part of a fleet of seven trucks that log a combined 500,000 miles annually. It will support the expansion of food distribution The trailer has the capacity to hold 44,000 pounds of perishable and shelf-stable food, which is enough for to the 28 central and western counties of North Dakota 36,666 meals. and greatly reduce the hunger gap for children, seniors and families in need. Gate City Bank’s investment in hunger-relief totals $250,000 with their generous gift to the Great Plains Food Bank.

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BPS ATHLETIC COMPLEX TO BE NAMED SANFORD SPORTS COMPLEX

Bismarck Public Schools announced that Sanford Health has secured the naming rights to the school district’s athletic complex in northeast Bismarck. It will now be called the Sanford Sports Complex. The Sanford Sports Complex, located west of Legacy High School, features turf and grass football fields, a soccer field, baseball diamonds and a track. When the final phase of the project is complete, the complex will also feature softball diamonds and tennis courts.

“Sanford Health is dedicated to youth development and the communities we serve, which is why we are excited to invest in the Sanford Sports Complex,” said Craig Lambrecht, M.D., executive vice president of Sanford Health in Bismarck. “For more than 30 years, Sanford has been partnering with Bismarck Public Schools by supporting student academics and performing arts and providing orthopedics and sports medicine to young athletes. By investing in facilities like this we are facilitating our youth through their transitions in

life. These students are our future leaders and we are devoted to setting them up for success.”

Dakota Community Bank & Trust is another major donor to the school district’s athletic complex. The football and soccer fields are named after this business. Dale Pahlke, President and CEO of Dakota Community Bank & Trust, says, “Dakota Community Bank & Trust is proud to support the Bismarck Public School system students in developing and furthering their athletic skills. We also believe athletics, along with academics, are vital to the growth of our youth.” The athletic complex is a public-private partnership that will provide more space for youth of all ages at all schools and colleges, as well as adult leagues, to run track and play football, soccer, baseball, softball and tennis year-round. The Bismarck School Board committed approximately $10 million to the project initially, and a committee is working to raise the rest privately.

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KLJ is proud to announce the opening of an office in Sioux Falls, SD. “We are an engineering firm, we plan design and support infrastructure across the country such as roads, runways, pipelines, and parks and are excited to continue to expand our services in the Sioux Falls area,” said CEO, Dean Anagnost. With offices in six states across the U.S., KLJ has been in South Dakota for more than 15 years with an office in Rapid City. KLJ continues its commitment to serving the infrastructure needs of communities and clients with the new office is Sioux Falls. “We are not new to Sioux Falls, as we have worked for many years on the Sioux Falls Regional Airport through a strategic partnership with Goldsmith and Heck Engineers,” said Anagnost. “The move to open an office and expand our resources seemed like a logical next step, and something our clients have been asking for and that we are excited about. We look forward to furthering our relationship with the Airport, as well as serving the City and surrounding communities and markets,” said Anagnost.

UNIVERSITY OF MARY AWARDED FOR EXTRAORDINARY PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMING

The University of Mary has earned the prestigious honor as a College of Distinction. For the second straight year, the University of Mary is the only college in North Dakota, and one of only a select handful in the region, to be recognized as one of the nation’s top places of higher learning. For years, students across the country have known that they could turn to Colleges of Distinction as a one-ofa-kind resource to find the best-fit school for them. Part of what makes Colleges of Distinction unique is how it evaluates schools based on their ability to provide a high-quality student experience, as well as a thorough liberal arts education. Already recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to education, University of Mary, has been honored further for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in business, education and nursing. The 21st century job market now demands employees who are both stellar communicators and critical-thinkers, and it is with University of Mary’s well-rounded approach to career development that its students are especially prepared to take on the postgraduate world. University of Mary students earn college credit and valuable life experience while participating in study abroad programs in several countries, including campuses in Rome and Peru; service learning opportunities in Guatemala and Peru; faculty-led trips to Medjugorje, Israel, China, France and Poland; and a partnership with Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy for business students. Also, one of the most noted new educational paradigms for students at the University of Mary is the groundbreaking YearRound Campus. This paradigm shift in education gives undergraduate students the option of a full and vibrant campus experience over the summer, allowing them to complete a bachelor’s degree in 2.6 years and a master’s in four. This option is an innovative solution to the rising costs, extended completion times, and skyrocketing debt loads currently challenging students seeking higher education.

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MANDAN’S TRACK DEDICATED TO LEON HOUSE

Mandan’s track is officially known as the Leon House Track, in honor of our local coach and teacher. Leon House was joined by family and close friends at the dedication on August 12 at the Starion Sports Complex. House started coaching in Mandan in 1975 until his retirement in 2005. Previously, he coached in Devils Lake, Watford City and Fort Yates. House has dedicated 40 years to coaching boys’ and girls’ cross-country, track and field, basketball and football. Throughout his years of coaching, he has led his teams to 350 victories. House has been recognized for his coaching efforts by receiving the following awards: • North Dakota Hall of Fame • Gatorade Honor Role Coaches Care Award • National AAU Track & Field Volunteer of the Year • Mandan Kiwanis Community Builder Citizen of the Year Award • Mandan Schools Golden Apple Teacher Award • National High School Athletic Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year for Spring Sports • NISCA National High School Meet Event Worker • National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year The Starion Sports Complex goal is to open its doors for the community for Mandan High School’s homecoming football game on September 29, 2017.

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BISMARCK LARKS HAS OUTSTANDING INAUGURAL YEAR

Bismarck and baseball. The two seem to operate in perfect harmony. This season was the first ever for the Bismarck Larks, but the nightly turnout suggests that the team has a longstanding championship pedigree.

Out of 36 home games at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field, 27 of them sold out by year’s end thanks to the support from the Bismarck/Mandan community. Attendance at the ballpark grew all season. Sellouts kept coming. No matter who was on the field, the fans were there to cheer them on. The numbers speak for themselves. In total, 47,724 fans have come to the ballpark this season with an average attendance of 1,491. Those numbers give the Larks the 6th highest average attendance in the entire Northwoods League (20 teams) and the 3rd highest in the North Division.

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KUPPER SUBARU PRESENTS MESSAGES OF HOPE & BLANKETS TO PATIENTS AT SANFORD HEALTH

For the second year in a row, Kupper Subaru joined with Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help spread love, warmth and hope to cancer patients and their families in our local community. During June, the Subaru Loves to Care initiative, guests and employees of Kupper Subaru, along with community members, wrote messages of hope for cancer patients, in an effort to provide hope, care and support for those fighting cancer, one gesture at a time. Employees from Kupper Subaru, along with Theresa Addison, Relentless Against Blood Cancer Race Director, and Sanford Health Foundation Development Officer, Erin Green, presented over 60 blankets and messages of hope, along with art and craft kits for children, to Sanford patients on Wednesday, July 19. We believe that everyone deserves to lead a happy and healthy life rich with experiences. That’s why we’re committed to helping those in our communities stay as healthy as possible.

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BISMARCK-MANDAN AMONG 10 LOCATIONS TO TEST HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN AARP AND YMCA

AARP North Dakota and the Missouri Valley Family YMCA are kicking off a new partnership to promote healthy living and volunteerism in Bismarck-Mandan.

their health and overall well-being as they age is a natural fit for AARP and we’re very happy to be a part of it,” AARP State Director Josh Askvig said.

Bismarck-Mandan is one of 10 U.S. communities to create and deliver programming and local events focused on the health and well-being of residents of all ages. Teams of AARP, YMCA staff, and volunteers will engage residents and members in events and activities intended to help reduce social isolation, improve physical and mental health, encourage volunteerism, and stimulate learning, among other initiatives.

Bill Bauman, Executive Director of the Missouri Valley Family YMCA said, “AARP shares our commitment to strengthening communities, and this partnership will support the Y’s efforts to help people of all ages live their healthiest lives. We’re excited to get started to enhance our programs and services for older adults and their families.”

A number of other events and activities are being planned for the remainder of the year, including a cooking class, walking groups, group fitness programs, a weekly coffee and conversation, and other fitness and healthy aging events. “Partnering with the YMCA on community-focused programming that helps people maintain and improve

AARP and Y-USA will explore additional opportunities to help people live healthier, more engaged lives based on these first 10 programs. Other communities selected for the pilot programs are Asheville, NC; Treasure Valley, ID; Burlington, VT; Colorado Springs, CO; Long Island, NY; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Rapid City, SD, and Sussex County, DE.

BSC AND NDNG HOST ANNUAL COMMUNITY FIT FAIR

Bismarck State College, with support of the ND National Guard, is hosting the 4th Annual Community Fit Fair Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in its new location this year – the MDU Resources Community Bowl. The Community Fit Fair was developed in an effort to raise awareness of the wellness organizations available in our communities, focus on promoting overall wellness to attendees, and provide an opportunity for our military members to reconnect with the community. Participation at the Community Fit Fair is free for all event participants, observers and booths. Registration is now open for the adult and youth obstacle courses and for community booth hosts at bismarckstate.edu/fitfair and event updates will be posted on the Community Fit Fair Facebook event page.

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Q: HOW MUCH SUGAR CAN I EAT EVERY DAY? A: Everyone should enjoy an occasional

slice of carrot cake. However, sugar has made its way into many everyday products we buy like cereal and spaghetti sauce so it can be easy to eat too much. The American Heart Association recommends 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of sugar as a daily maximum but average Americans eat 19.5 teaspoons daily. Sugar has been linked to many serious health risks like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Higher glucose levels in people without diabetes have also been reported to increase the risk of dementia, with one study stating an increased the risk by about 18%.

The challenge lies in awareness and changing our daily habits. About 63% of children and 49% of adults have at least one sugar-sweetened soda daily. One 12-ounce can of cola has about 9.3 teaspoons (or 35 grams) of sugar, which is well over the suggested daily intake. Check the label on that spaghetti sauce and go for a walk instead of drinking that soda. You’ll feel better for it.

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Q: WHY DO BUSINESS LEADERS BRING THEIR TEAMS TO MEDORA FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREATS? A: We host dozens of business teams each year for everything from Christmas parties to strategic planning sessions. Most plan time in Medora because of the landscape and the serenity of the Badlands in the off-peak season.

For the many businesses that do strategic planning retreats here, they find a lot of value in allowing their team to disconnect from the distractions of day-to-day operations. They value the ability to work together in our top-tier facilities, like the Rough Riders Hotel or the Life Skills Center, which was built specifically for training and team planning. And there’s something about being in the Badlands, together as a team, that seems to help leadership teams think big, like Teddy Roosevelt did, and walk away with excellent plans for their upcoming years. The fact that our Group Sales team can help them plan and coordinate every detail of their days and nights in Medora — from rooms and food, to work spaces, activities and entertainment — is usually icing on the cake. When it all comes together, it’s pretty easy to see why businesses schedule a few days of strategic planning in Medora.

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Q: DOES THE NEW OSHA STANDARD FOR SILICA DUST EXPOSURE AFFECT MY COMPANY? A: OSHA has determined a need to limit

worker exposure to silica dust and is taking additional steps to protect workers. About 2 million construction workers are exposed to silica dust in over 600,00 workplaces. Starting September 23, 2017, the construction industry must comply with the new OSHA standard. The general industry and maritime industry must comply by June 23, 2018. Employers have two options to help reduce worker exposure to Silica. Employers can either use a control method laid out in Table 1 of the construction standard found on: www.osha.gov/silica, or they can measure workers exposures to silica and determine the best control method. The new rule reduces the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for crystalline silica to 50 ug/m³, and sets the Action Level (AL) at 25 ug/ m³ 8-hour Time Weighted Average (TWA). If the dust controls don’t limit exposure below the PEL, then the employer must provide respirators to the workers and start a respiratory protection program. Exposure to silica dust can cause silicosis — a lung disease that cause scarring of the lung and loss of breathing capacity, lung cancer, other lung diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD), kidney disease, immune system diseases and activation of silent Tuberculosis.


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Q: HOW CAN BISMARCK FAMILIES BENEFIT FROM USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? A: Public transportation saves both

time and money for families. According to the American Public Transportation Association, a two-person household can save, on average, almost $10,000 a year by downsizing to one car.

Along with saving money, families can enjoy their freedom by using public transportation to get to and from work, school, doctor appointments, etc. By using public transportation, riders can spend their time on their way to work or school completing homework or projects, rather than having to focus on driving. This, in turn, saves commuters time that they would not normally have if they were driving. Those who do not have the ability to drive can enjoy time out and about without having to spend large amounts of money on other forms of transportation. Public transportation can be a huge help during the winter months, especially considering last year’s record snow fall in the Bismarck area. Residents can get to where they need to go without having to worry about driving in bad weather or shoveling their driveway.

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Q: HOW DO YOU MAKE THE Q: I AM A 23 YEAR OLD MAN PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE? AND SIX DAYS AGO I STARTED HAVING HEADACHES ALONG A: The key to making the best cup of WITH A LARGE BUMP ON coffee is to make sure you have the THE BACK OF MY NECK THAT freshest beans available. You can keep coffee beans fresh by storing them in an WASN’T THERE BEFORE. airtight container until you’re ready to use COULD THIS BE SIGNS OF them. Always grind your coffee beans 3-4 LYMPHOMA? minutes before you brew it. Make sure A: Most often, the glands on either side to use good, filtered water - and don’t of the neck, under the jaw or behind the ears commonly swell when you have a cold or virus. The signs and symptoms of lymphoma are similar to those of illnesses, but they continue for longer than would normally be expected. Symptoms include: • Swelling of the lymph nodes, often in the neck, groin, abdomen or armpits • Ongoing fevers without infection • Night sweats • Unintentional weight loss • Persistent fatigue

ever short change yourself on beans! By using less beans, you extract more beans per cup, which will make the coffee taste bitter. Following these tips should produce the best cup of coffee possible! Enjoy. Find your perfect coffee at Perks, located inside of Honda of Bismarck at Bismarck Motor Company, where a portion of our proceeds all benefit local community causes.

Lymphoma comes in two types, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The cause is unknown and a direct link to environmental or lifestyle factors has not been elucidated.

Many new lumps will resolve on their own; however, a mass that persists for greater than a few weeks, and is not associated with an illness, should be further evaluated. Ask your provider about unusual signs and symptoms, as these may lead to an early diagnosis and a good chance of successful treatment. Chamber Connection | 29


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Nagel Chosen as Director of Public Affairs at the University of Mary

The University of Mary today announced it has named alumna Brenda Nagel as its new director of the Office of Public Affairs. Nagel, the former senior director of Operations at Aetna, fills the position vacated Three Promoted by Dale Lennon who is now Brenda Nagel at Widmer Roel, the university’s new athletic director. Nagel is a past Missouri Slope Area-wide Bismarck & Hazen United Way board member and trustee and current Widmer Roel, a public chair of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce. accounting and business She is a Chamber Leadership Program graduate and advisory firm with offices in Fargo, Bismarck, and Hazen has also earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degree Pao-Yueh Schollmeyer of science from the University of Mary. promoted Pao-Yueh (Claudia) Schollmeyer to Tax Supervisor, After serving the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery from 1985 through 1994 as Rhonda Elkin to Senior Staff Accountant, and Stacy Cahoon a team leader in the Central Services Department at to Tax and Accounting Services St. Alexius Medical Center, Nagel’s career followed the leadership path with an impeccable 23-year tenure Supervisor. at Aetna. She started as a front line customer service Schollmeyer is a native of representative, trainer and manager her first nine Hualien, Taiwan, and earned years. Nagel spent the next seven years in charge of a MBA from the University of Rhonda Elkin the Bismarck claim-and-call operation supporting the Mary, bachelor’s degree in Mid-America region. There, Nagel successfully posted finance from California State the lowest turnover rates for staff—corporate wide—that University, Fullerton and an associate degree in accounting ultimately led to the Bismarck service center being from Ching-Chung College. She named the top performing Aetna site in Gold Circle Awards four out of five years. From 2010 to most joined Widmer Roel in 2011 and has more than six years of recently in 2017 as senior director of operations, Nagel provided strategic direction and team experience. Stacy Cahoon Elkin is originally from Blaine, engagement across six Aetna service centers. In that executive role, she reduced operating costs, raised MN and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She joined service levels and was chosen as a Top 100 leader to Widmer Roel in 2011 and has more than six years of attend a Developing Leaders Program with mentors from Aetna leadership. experience. Nagel began her new position at Mary in August. Cahoon is originally from Hutchinson, KS and earned a bachelor’s degree from the National American University in Rapid City, South Dakota. She manages the day-to-day activities of our Hazen office. She joined Widmer Roel in 2012 and has more than five years of experience.

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Wald Named Advisor of the Month

Securian Financial Advisors of ND, Inc. is pleased to announce that David Wald has been named Advisor of the Month for July based upon David Wald his production and service to his clients. He has been a representative with Securian since August 2008 and is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. member FINRA/SIPC.

Hanebutt Joins Cornerstone Bank Diane Hanebutt has joined Cornerstone Bank as

a Mortgage Loan Processor in the Bismarck location. Originally from Hebron, Indiana Diane majored in Business Management at St. Joseph College and received her MBA at Anderson University in Indiana. She brings over 27 years of mortgage experience.

Luxe Beautique Salon Welcomes New Stylist Luxe Beautique Salon

welcomes new stylist, Abby Martin, to their team of professionals. She will be specializing in Donna Bella hair extensions, haircuts, and hair colors. Martin also enjoys Abby Martin doing manicures and pedicures at Luxe. She looks forward to giving her new clients the hair masterpiece they are looking for. Martin is originally from Bismarck and recently graduated from The Hair Academy of Bismarck. Other services offered at Luxe Beautique are facials, massages, body wraps, makeup, and waxing.


www.bismarckmandan.com New Hire to Spherion Staffing Bismarck Team

Jenna Nickels, PA-C, orthopedics, recently joined Sanford Seventh & Thayer Clinic in Bismarck. As an orthopedics provider, Nickels specializes in treating sprains, strains, tears, breaks and joint pain. Nickels graduated from Rocky Mountain College in Billings Mont. Mick Peterson, FNP, pulmonology, recently joined Sanford Health in Bismarck. As a pulmonology provider, Mick Peterson Peterson will diagnose and treat pulmonary (lung) conditions and disease. Peterson graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck with his doctorate in nursing practice. He sees patients at Vibra Hospital in Mandan as well as Sanford pulmonary patients at Andrew Miller Sanford Clinic in Bismarck. Andrew Miller, M.D., interventional radiologist, recently joined Sanford Health in Bismarck. As an interventional radiologist, Dr. Miller will be seeing patients for peripheral vascular disease and interventional oncology Ana Tobiasz in addition to a broad range of other procedures. Dr. Miller graduated from University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology and his interventional radiology fellowship from Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minn. He is board certified in radiology by the American Board of Radiology. Ana Tobiasz, M.D., maternal fetal medicine, recently joined Sanford Health in Bismarck and is the region’s only maternal fetal medicine specialist. Dr. Tobiasz provides advanced care and support for patients experiencing high-risk pregnancies, along with providing a wide range of advanced diagnostic testing, genetic counseling, treatment services, consultation and high-risk obstetric care, labor & delivery and neonatal care planning. Dr. Tobiasz graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks and completed her residency from Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners in Grand Rapids, Mich. She also completed a maternal fetal medicine fellowship from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Spherion Staffing, a recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider, has hired Mickala Pierce as a Client Service Supervisor in the Bismarck Jenna Nickels office. Spherion also has offices in Fargo, N.D, Perham, Minn. Mickala Pierce and Sioux Falls, S.D. Pierce oversees the workflow of applicants into placements, including recruitment, prequalifying and skill matching to client job orders for the Bismarck office. Pierce earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Dickinson State University.

Business Executive, Eide, Joins Human Services’ Leadership Team

Chris Jones, Executive Director of the North Dakota Department of Human Services, announced that Fargo-area business executive Thomas Eide has been hired as director of field services. Eide will lead operational, financial, and administrative areas of the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown, N.D., the Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton, N.D., and the eight regional human service centers located in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston. Eide’s new role in the department will help assure that both clinical and operational issues receive sufficient resources and expertise. Eide has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, M.N. and earned a bachelor’s degree in business and computer science from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

Kahler Joins Capital Credit Union’s Business Services Department

Austin Kahler recently joined Capital Credit Union’s business services department as a credit Austin Kahler analyst. In this role, he will help the credit union’s business members make confident financial decisions to help their businesses grow. Kahler brings four years of financial services experience to the credit union. A University of Mary graduate, Kahler has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from his alma mater.

DFC Consultants Named One of the Best Workplaces by Inc. DFC Consultants, an industry leader providing software for small to medium businesses, has been named one of the best workplaces nationwide by Inc. Magazine. Inc.’s Best Workplaces celebrates companies that actively strive to build vibrant and engaging cultures.

Sanford Health Welcomes New Staff

Haussler Named Coaching Boys Into Men Coordinator

The Adult Abused Resource Center (AARC) has named former Bismarck High School Activities Director Jim Haussler as the new part-time coordinator for Coaching Boys Into Men, a violence prevention Jim Haussler and respect program focusing on male athletes in BismarckMandan and the region. Haussler, a two-time North Dakota Athletic Director of the Year award recipient, retired in 2015. He is a member of the North Dakota Track and Field Hall of Fame, North Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame and North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Association Administrators Hall of Fame. Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is a nationwide program designed to help athletic coaches inspire in their male athletes the importance of respect for themselves, others, and particularly women and girls. This program helps build healthy relationships and prevent violence – stopping it before it even starts.

Bismarck School Board Appoints Member

After breaking a 2-to-2 deadlock, the Bismarck School Board chose small business owner Jon Lee to fill a 10-month term left vacant by the resignation of board member Scott Halvorson. Interviews of the 12 applicants took about more than two hours. Board members anonymously ranked each candidate’s responses to four interview questions on a 1-to-5 scale. After the interviews, the results were tallied. Lee with Bread Poets had the most points at 75; former school board member and attorney Lawrence King was second with 68. Jon Klein, a Basin Electric vice president, and Wendy Van Duyne, project manager and landscape architect at Bartlett and West Inc., tied for 3rd with 66 points. Lee began his School Board position in August. The regular School Board election is in June.

Dakota Foot and Ankle Clinic Welcomes Emter

Dr. Kayla Emter, originally from Glen Ullin, ND, is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine who will practice at the Dakota Foot and Dr. Kayla Emter Ankle Clinic. She received her Doctorate from Des Moines University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa and completed her residency at the Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, IA. Dr. Emter provides care for a wide range of foot and ankle problems; from ingrown nails, to heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, ankle sprains, arthritis etc. and has interest in the following areas: ankle arthroscopy and arthritis, diabetic limb salvage and Charcot neuroarthropathy and flatfoot reconstruction. Chamber Connection | 31


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NEWS Dr. Lauer Joins CHI St. Alexius

Jeffrey Lauer, MD, has joined CHI St. Alexius Health Infectious Disease Clinic. As an infectious disease physician, Dr. Lauer specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of unknown infections and assists in Jeffrey Lauer managing difficult, unusual, or complicated infections. Dr. Lauer received his medical degree from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at University Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla., and infectious disease fellowship at University Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla. Dr. Lauer is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialty in Infectious Disease. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine.

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The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) welcomed three new staff members this summer. John Woutat was hired as their First Aid Manager. Woutat is a native of Grand Forks and has more than 20 years of experience in training and emergency response gained during his time as an EMS responder, EMS training program coordinator, flight paramedic, 911 dispatcher, and certified firefighter. He has extensive knowledge in emergency medicine, trauma management, emergency response planning, and scene management. Woutat will manage the NDSC’s first aid department and provide training across the state. He is currently certified to teach adult CPR/AED and first aid. Mason Sisk was hired as the new Marketing Coordinator. Sisk is a native of Bismarck and, after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of North Dakota, he served as an Assistant to the House Majority Leader during the 65th N.D. Bianco Realty Sales Awards legislative assembly. As Marketing Coordinator, he Bianco Realty has named Shirley Thomas and Tori will be responsible for producing marketing material, writing marketing content, increasing brand awareness Mathern “REALTORS® of the Month” Thomas and across the region and more. Mathern had the most closed sales at Bianco Realty The NDSC also welcomed Sarah Broker as a new for the month of July 2017. Thomas has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2001 and Mathern has been Office Assistant. Broker has an Associate’s Degree in Business/Marketing Management from North Dakota a licensed REALTOR® since 2010. State College of Science and prior to joining the NDSC, she gained professional experience in both administrative and sales roles. She will assist with daily office and administrative duties.

BSC Associate Professor Recognized by Association of Surgical Technologists

Trudy Riehl, associate professor and program director of surgical technology at Bismarck State College, was recently recognized as the recipient of the Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists (FAST) award. Riehl was honored at the opening Trudy Riehl ceremony of the 48th Annual Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) Surgical Technology Conference in New Orleans, La. The FAST award is AST’s highest honor designed to give recognition to those who have significantly contributed to the profession of surgical technology as practitioners, educators, researchers and administrators. Recipients of the FAST award are recognized as having upheld the highest standards and traditions of the surgical technology profession, including their devotion to the advancement of the practice of surgical technology through volunteer professional and community activities. Riehl has been an associate professor of surgical technology at BSC for 17 years. BSC students in the surgical technology program have achieved a 100 percent pass rate in the national Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

SEPTEMBER 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.

Tue, 5th

5:00 pm Mandan City Commission 7:00 pm Mandan School Board

Wed, 6th

5:00 pm Burleigh County Commission

Thur, 7th 5:30 pm Morton County Commission * Mon, 11th 5:15 pm Bismarck School Board 5:30 pm Mandan Park Board * Tues, 12th 5:15 pm Wed, 13th 8:00 am 5:15 pm Mon, 18th

Bismarck City Commission Burleigh County Water Resource District Burleigh Planning Commission

5:30 pm Mandan School Board

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Tue, 19th 1:00 pm Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board 5:30 pm Mandan City Commission Thurs, 21st 5:15 pm Bismarck Park Board Mon, 25th Tue. 26th Wed, 27th

5:15 pm Bismarck School Board 5:15 pm Mandan Planning * 5:15 pm Bismarck City Commission 5:30 pm Morton County Commission * 5:00 pm 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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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.

RehabAuthority 3921 Lockport St. Bismarck, ND Kayla Leer (701) 751-3128 RehabAuthority is an outpatient physical therapy clinic that treats all orthopedic injuries. We specialize in treating back and neck pain of all ages.

The Starving Rooster 512 East Main Ave. Bismarck, ND Jeremy Mahany (701) 425-0700 At The Starving Rooster we believe in quality ingredients, being true to who you are, standing by what you believe in and having respect for all people.

A-ok Properties 2909 Twin City Drive Mandan, ND Mike Cooper (701) 989-5138 We have residential rentals and manage residential rentals for others.

Laventure LLC Bismarck, ND Rob Lindberg (701) 989-5432 Laventure develops and executes strategic projects, manages engagement with key contacts and communities and deploys digital effort with its clients.

Aflac 4207 Boulder Ridge Rd Ste 140 Bismarck, ND Carrie Palczewski (701) 258-6040 Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, providing financial protection for 50 million people. Our voluntary insurance policies give holders the opportunity to focus on recovery, and not financial stress. Centennial Collision & Paint 3513 French Street Bismarck, ND Jason Mayer (701) 751-1524 Free Drive-Thru Estimating & clean waiting room, Lifetime Warranty, State of the Art facility, 100% environmentally friendly paint products North Dakota E-Waste 2700 Morrison Ave Unit #7 Bismarck, ND Justin Krom (701) 426-5889 E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their ‘’useful life.’’ We recycle these products to keep them out of landfills.

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Ribbon Cuttings

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 Amanda Schwieters at 701-223-5660 or email aschwieters@bismancc.com.

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Jasmine Tosseth-Smith, Owner, celebrating her new homebased business in Mandan. Phone: 701-329-0747. Member.

Eric Monson, CEO and staff at their new location on 1929 N. Washington Street Suite GG in Bismarck Northbrook Mall. Phone: 701-751-3732. Member.

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Ella Hoffman, Owner, at her new business on 308 E. Thayer Ave. in Bismarck. Phone: 360-316-9673.

NORTHWEST TIRE Al Wald, Owner, along with Dan Pearson, and staff breaking ground at their new location on 3601 French Street in Bismarck. Member. 34 | Chamber Connection

Kayla Leer, Owner, and staff at their new location on 3921 Lockport St. in Bismarck. Phone: 701-751-3128. Member.

BOOMING NUTRITION Klinton Koster, Owner and staff at their new business on 625 S. Washington St. Suite A in Bismarck. Phone: 701-751-2934. Member.


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#EIDELIKE I ’D L I K E T O C E L E B R AT E 10 0 Y E A RS Our journey began in 1917, and we wouldn’t be who we are without our clients, communities, staff and partners. Thank you for supporting us for a century—here’s to celebrating 100 years of change, innovation and client service. Please join us at Eide Bailly for an open house to celebrate 100 years of success! Tuesday, September 19 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eide Bailly | 1730 Burnt Boat Loop | Suite 100 | Bismarck

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Upcoming Chamber Events BRATS WITH THE BRAVE Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Location: Raymond J. Bohn Armory, 4200 Miriam Avenue, Bismarck in the

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SHOT IN THE DARK CHAMBER GOLF SCRAMBLE Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017 • Time: 5:30pm - 11:30pm Location: Mandan Municipal Golf Course – 1002 7th St SW, Mandan CELEBRATE BISMARCK-MANDAN Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Location: Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center – 800 S. 3rd Street, Bismarck FRIDAYS AT THE CHAMBER Date: Friday, September 15, 2017 • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm Location: Chamber of Commerce Patio – 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck EIDE BAILLY, LLC Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 • Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Location: Eide Bailly – 1730 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck HARVEST MIXER Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017 • Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Location: Northern Plains Equipment – 2933 Twin City Dr, Mandan

You’re invited to attend an olde fashioned barbecue with all the fixin’s

Thursday, October 5 4:30pm - 6:30pm Northern Plains Equipment 2933 Twin City Dr, Mandan Register online at www.bismarckmandan.com/events/calendar

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