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“The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce will provide leadership to promote a progressive business environment”

Inside this issue: New Members


Chamber News


Leadership Dickinson


Meyer Real Estate


Chamber News


Member Thank You’s


Ribbon Cuttings


Business After Hours


Coffee with the Legislators


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Board of Directors Dennis Cannon..................................... President Craig Kubas .......................................... Pres-Elect Rachelle Schroeder ............................ Treasurer Chris Johnson . ..................................... Director Mike Renner.......................................... Director Harmony Kolling................................. Director Lisa Roers ............................................... Director Christian Kostelecky ......................... Director Nathan Bouray ..................................... Director Carter Fong ............................................ Director Chris Urban ........................................... Director

Water/Wastewater Engineering—Surveying/Mapping/GIS Electrical/Structural Engineering—Land Development Municipal Engineering—Instrumentation And Controls

Committee Chairperson Agriculture ............................................. Jarod Steffan Ambassador .......................................... Brady Boese Education ............................................... Ron Dockter Governmental Affairs ....................... Nate Bouray/Chris Johnson Promotions and Retail ..................... Betty Jo Noe Officials.................................................... Rachelle Schroeder

Staff Cooper Whitman................................. Executive Director Kristi Tessier ........................................ Events & Marketing Coordinator Cindy Brock ........................................... Administrative Assistant

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Publication First Day of the Month Published By C. Brock

Deadline Third Thursday of the month - For both copy and advertising Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce 314 3rd Avenue West •P.O. Box C Dickinson, ND 58602 Phone: 701-225-5115  Fax: 701-225-5116 E-mail: Board of Directors monthly meeting minutes and annual financial statements are available to Chamber Members. .

Development, Construction, Property Management and Commercial & Residential Real Estate.

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New Members

North Dakota Housing, LLC Kim Weisz 304 16th Ave SW Watford City, ND 58854 605-877-1919 North Dakota Housing, LLC operates two state of the art RV/Cabin Parks, located in Fairview/Dore, ND and in Watford City, ND. We offer one and two bedroom RV’s and cabins. Additionally we provide RV lots with full utility hookups for private RV’s. We have laundry facilities, recreation centers and 24/7 on site management. Our parks are comfortable, private and affordable. Please visit our website for further details: or cal us at 605-877-1919. *Ask us about our winter special.

Venture Building Company Chad Glasser/Parker Pladson PO Box 1316 Dickinson, ND 58601 701-290-4645 Venture Building Company is a locally owned residential home builder with offices in Dickinson and Bismarck.

Wildcat II Pizzeria Jeff Egan 1674 15th St. West Dickinson, ND 58601 701-580-2807 Wildcat Pizzeria is a bar/restaurant that serves fresh made pizzas from scratch as well as salads, nachos, Stromboli, boneless wings & Cloverdale All Beef Hot dogs. The bar serves beers on tap.

EAPC Architects Engineers Jim Tyler 121 E. Broadway Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501 701-258-3116 EAPC is a full-service consulting firm offering architectural, wind energy consulting and industrial services from offices in North Dakota, Minnesota, Vermont, and Buenos Aires.

United States Senator Heidi Heitkamp Libby Schneider 40 1st Ave. West Dickinson, ND 58601 701-225-0974 The Dickinson Office of the United States Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

Chamber News

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CHAMBER COMMITTEES Agriculture Committee: The Ag Committee did some promotions for National Ag Day. They are continuing to plan for the 2013 WRLS. Ambassadors /Membership Committee: The committee has been very busy with ribbon cuttings in the area. The 2013 Chamber Golf Fun Day will be held on July 19, 2013. Registration & sponsorship forms are available. Leadership Dickinson Committee: The seventh session focused on the energy industry. They visited Watford City, ND . In April they will learn more about health and human services. April will complete the Leadership Dickinson 2012/2013 year. Promotions Committee: Holiday Craft Show The 2013 Holiday Craft Show will be held at the Astoria on December 7th from 9am to 4pm. Registration will open April 1st, 2013. Business After Hours The next BAH is April 2 at Meyer Real Estate Group. Government Affairs Committee: Coffee with the Legislators There will be a Coffee with the Legislators on April 20th,2013.

The Ambassadors of the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to the upcoming Chamber Fun Day on July 19, 2013. Golf teams and sponsorships available. Contact:

Business After Hours— Meyer Real Estate

April 2

Coffee with the Legislators Meyer Real Estate

April 20

Business After Hours – KLJ

May 2

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March 20, 2013

Leadership Dickinson

Suzi Sobolik & Valerie Kerner

For our Energy day in leadership Dickinson, we traveled to Watford City. We toured the Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County learning more about their settlers and the oil industry. Next we toured Watford City with tourism director Doug Bolken. We got to see all the new developments in the city of Watford City. It was very interesting to see how Watford City is handling their growth as compared to how our community Dickinson is handling its growth. Then we toured Target Logistics crew camp in Watford City. We got to see their cubicles that they sleep in and the areas they ate and relaxed in. Next we return to Dickinson and got to listen to a presentation by Matthew Kostelecky of BJ Kadrmas Incorporated. We learned how the oil industry can benefit us now, and in the future.

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Meyer Real Estate

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Meyer Real Estate

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Member News American Bank Center Announcements

American Bank Center has the following announcements. Pam Walter has been named Branch Manager/Personal Banking Officer at the north Dickinson location. Pam started at American in August 2010 as a Financial Service Representative. Prior to her career with American, Pam brings several years of banking experience including personal banking. Brenda Kathrein has been named as E-Banking Assistant in the downtown Dickinson location. Brenda brings several years of experience in the financial industry with her to American. Rachel Hawley has been named as Financial Service Representative at the north Dickinson location. Rachel started with American in June of 2012 as a Teller. Prior to her career with American, she brings several years of banking experience including operations processing and customer service. Mary Henson has been named as full-time Teller at the Dickinson downtown location. Mary is a graduate of Montana State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She brings prior customer service and retail experience with her to American. Jennifer LeMay has been named as part-time Teller at the Dickinson downtown location. Jennifer is pursuing an accounting major at Dickinson State University and brings prior customer service and retail experience with her to American.

Trisha Mickens has been named as a full-time teller in the downtown Dickinson location. Trisha started with American in February of 2013 as a part-time teller and has prior sales and customer service experience. American Trust Center announces Wanda Klym as a Trust Associate in the Dickinson office. Wanda has been with American for approximately six years and most recently was a teller at the north Dickinson location .

KLJ earns National Recognition Award KLJ’s Williston Basin Oil and Gas Related Electrical Load Growth Forecast (PF 12) earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 47 annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition. PF 12 is a 20-year power forecast, which encompasses 43 counties in three states: North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. KLJ’s study confirmed that electrical demand from the oil and gas industry in the Williston Basin will continue to grow dramatically, and results indicate that by 2032, electrical demand in the Williston Basin will have nearly tripled current demand. PF 12 results have the potential to help each of the three states support and approve significant investments in electrical generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure. The study is now utilized as an essential planning tool by cities, towns, legislators and industry leaders. All 146 National Recognition Award winners will be honored as preeminent 2013 engineering achievements at the blacktie Engineering Excellence Awards Gala held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Judging for the top awards took place in February, conducted by a nationwide panel of more than 30 engineers, architects, government representatives, media members and academics. Awards criteria included uniqueness and originality, technical innovation, social and economic value, complexity, and success in enhancing the practice of engineering.

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AE2S (Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.) has hired Riley Pearson as a Survey Technician in the firm’s Dickinson, ND office. He will be part of AE2S’ Geomatics Group. Initially, Pearson will be responsible for surveying services for the Western Area Water Supply (WAWS) project, the Roers developments in the Dickinson area, Williams County Highway Department projects, and construction inspection at The Crossings (by Bakken Development Solutions) in Watford City, ND. Pearson brings experience in construction staking and inspection to AE2S. “Riley did a lot of the surveying for the Hess Tioga Gas Plant expansion and other energy projects in western North Dakota. We are happy to put his expertise to work for our clients at AE2S,” said Deon M. Stockert, PE, AE2S Water Group Manager. Other projects Pearson has worked on include the repaving of the taxiway at the Minot Airport and runway quality control surveying at the Minot Air Force Base near Minot, ND. Originally from Frenchtown, MT, Pearson graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineer Technology from Montana Tech of the University of Montana.

Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic now offering walk-in services Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic is now offering convenient care with no appointment necessary for minor injuries and common illnesses. People with common health issues such as sprains, strains, burns, sore throats, earaches, sinus infections, pink eye and stomach problems can now walk in to Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic without an appointment 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.–noon Saturday. “In today’s world, and especially in western North Dakota, convenience is more important than ever,” said Jeremiah Lindgren, clinic administrator. “By offering walk-in services at Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic, we hope to help our patients with minor injuries and everyday illnesses feel better sooner.” Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic, which is moving to a new super clinic location in summer 2014, offers more than 20 local health experts and visiting specialists. Patients may still choose to make an appointment as well. People with more complex issues like physical exams and chronic conditions will need to make an appointment by calling (701) 456-6000 or visiting

KLJ hires 2 for the Dickinson office KLJ, an engineering, surveying and planning firm hired Nute Bishop and Joe Heberston in the Dickinson office. Nute is a surveyor with the survey group. He earned a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Moorhead State University and recently completed AutoCAD courses at Bismarck State College.

Bank of the West hires 2 Bank of the West announced the addition of two new employees. Kyle Smith is a customer service representative hired on October 2012. Kyle is a Minnesota native and is also employed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Krista Bothum is a customer service representative hired on January 2013. Krista is a Dickinson native and was previously employed at Savers in Fargo.

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North Dakota CPA Society

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Payroll Management Inc.

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Member News Boespflug Trailers of Dickinson honored as top Featherlite Dealer

Boespflug Trailers of Dickinson was presented the Featherlite Cup at the 2013 Featherlite Dealer Awards Banquet on February 26, 2013. The Featherlite Cup is presented to the #1 Featherlite dealer for the previous sales year. In addition to the Featherlite Cup, Boespflug Trailers also received a 15-year Service Award, a Top 10 Club Award and the #1 Livestock Trailer Dealer Award. Boespflug Trailers has been top volume Featherlite dealer in the US for the past 3 years. Awards were given for sales growth, service and performance achievements for the 2012 sales year to members of Featherlite’s dealer network of nearly 180 during the evening awards banquet. In addition to the awards banquet, dealers were introduced to the new trailers during the 2-day meeting held in Rochester, MN. The dealer meeting also featured manufacturing plant tours, guest speakers and other training activities. “Boespflug Trailers has a great team, led by Perry and Annette Boespflug, that has excelled at offering quality service, a wide selection and the knowledge to fit each of their customers with the right trailer,” US Dealer Sales Manager Justin Queensland said. “We are excited to honor them for their hard work and dedication.” Located in western North Dakota, Boespflug Trailers has been a Featherlite trailer dealer since 1998 and has been servicing the trailer sales industry of the upper Midwest for 30 years, since 1983. They are consistently one of the Featherlite’s top dealers, and this year they were Featherlite’s top seller of livestock trailers as well. Perry Boespflug also serves as a member of Featherlite’s Dealer Advisory Board. This year Featherlite is celebrating its 40th year in the trailer industry. Featherlite’s product line includes horse, livestock, car recreational, commercial, utility, living quarters and specialty trailers.

SW Water hires 3 Mary Massad, Manager/CEO of Southwest Water Authority, announced three new hires as part of the Southwest Pipeline Project. The new employees are Gary Nordstrom, water distribution operator; Jeffrey Altringer, water treatment plant operator; and Miranda Massey, customer service representative. The Southwest Water Authority currently provides quality water to more than 50,000 residents in 31 communities as well as the growing oil and gas energy sector, over 4,400 farms, ranches and small businesses and operates more than 4,000 miles of water pipelines in the region, two water treatment plants, and 21 water storage reservoirs.

Schwartz hires Schwartz

Schwartz, CPA, PLLC, a local tax and financial planning firm, announced the employment of Benjamin Schwartz for the position of staff accountant and para –professional planner. Benjamin graduated from Dickinson State University in December with an accounting degree. Benjamin previously worked as an intern with the firm during his four years of college.

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Member News Brady Martz promotes 3, hires 1

Brady Martz and Associates, P.C. announced promotions and hiring’s with the Dickinson office. Harmony Kolling has been promoted to manager. Harmony is originally from Ludlow, SD. She graduated from the University of Mary. She began working for Brady Martz & Associates PC in 2009 receiving her CPA certificate in 2011. Harmony works in the tax department where she prepares individual, partnership and corporate tax returns, and also is the outsourcing department manager. Clara Fischer has been promoted to senior associate. Clara graduated from Dickinson State University in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. She has been with Brady Martz since January 2010. She prepares individual, partnership corporation, fiduciary and employee benefit plan tax returns as well as perform audits, reviews and compilations. Clara is a Dickinson native. Ashli Longie has been promoted to senior associate. Ashli graduated from the University of Louisiana in May 2009 and completed her master’s degree from the University of Denver. Ashli passed the CPA exam in January 2011. She joined Brady Martz in December 2011. She prepares individual, partnership and corporate tax returns, researches various tax issues, and is a member of the Oil and Gas Tax Committee. Richard W. Malinofsky has joined Brady Martz as director of accounting and quality control. Richard has more than 25 years experience in public accounting with an emphasis in technical review and quality control of accounting and auditing practices. Richard received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Turgers University and an MBA in professional accounting from Rutgers Graduate School of Business. He is a licensed CPA in New York and a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, the New Jersey Society of CPA’s and the North Carolina Association of CPA’s. Two Local CHI Facilities Named HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health care system with headquarters in Denver, is proud to announce two of their sister facilities in western North Dakota were recently named among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States; they include St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Dickinson, North Dakota, and Mercy Medical Center, Williston, North Dakota. Both Mercy Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center are 25-bed, Critical Access Hospitals with a Level IV Trauma Center accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). In August and September 2012, St. Joseph’s and Mercy respectfully, met rigorous quality certification standards to once again receive The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval award. This certification is valid for up to 36 months. “In the face of much growth and change in our region, St. Joseph’s Hospital’s quality has continued to increase. St. Joseph’s has always provided excellent quality care, so it’s a gratifying moment for our staff to be recognized nationally with this designation,” said Reed Reyman, President of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center. Matt Grimshaw, President of Mercy Medical Center also commented, “As the landscape of our region has rapidly grown and changed, so has the breadth and quality of services delivered at Mercy Medical Center. Receiving this award is a true testament to the level of exceptional care and dedication our staff deliver on a daily basis, and we are honored to be recognized as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation”. The HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, including St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center of Dickinson, and Mercy Medical Center of Williston, scored best among critical access hospitals on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™. The 2013 Top 100 CAH announcement is the second release of this important designation. The Hospital Strength Index is the first-ever comprehensive rating of CAHs and the results recognize the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals that provide a high quality “safety- net” to communities throughout rural America – measuring them against 56 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. “Rural hospitals play a critical role in providing needed care to communities across America, yet the challenges are completely different while being as complex as urban hospitals. The need for enhanced performance and a framework for success are equally important as hospitals prepare for the impact of health reform,” said John Morrow, EVP of iVantage Health Analytics. Parent company, Catholic Health Initiatives is the third-largest faith-based health care system in the nation. Catholic Health Initiatives operates in 18 states and includes 80 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations and home health agencies. To see the full listing of Top 100 CAHs, go to Becker’s Hospital Review and view the article, “Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals Named by iVantage,” at: .

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Thank You for renewing your membership

American Cancer Society American Insurance Center CA Contracting Cal Oraw Country Kitchen Dakota Rubber Stamp Dickinson Adult Learning Center Dowl HKM Hope Christian Academy Marathon Oil Company Petty Construction Co., LLC Southwest Audio/Video Target Logistics Management, LLC The Mix 105.07 The Real Estate Co. Ukrainian Cultural Institute *If you have paid your membership and don’t see your name please give us a call or if there is an error that we need to correct contact 701-225-5115 or e-mail:

Ribbon Cuttings Sax Motor Co.—Hometown Pride Award

Savannah Suites

KLJ—Hometown Pride Award

Braun Intertec

Rani Engineering

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