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Chamberline October 2010

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Klint Sickler Klint Sickler is a native of Dickinson, growing up on a farm/ranch north of Dickinson. He attended the Dickinson Catholic Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Klint graduated in 2004 from DSU with a BA, with minors in speech, theatre, and Manufacturing technology. He then went to University of Mary and obtained a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in IT Management. Klint married Maralee in September 2008. Currently they live on Klint’s grandfathers homestead. Their ranch is 23 miles North East of Dickinson. They are active partners in the ranch with his parents and raise purebred Gelbvieh cattle. Klint works for Dakota Community Insurance as an independent agent. He deals with a full line of auto, home, business, and farm insurance. He really enjoys working with all different types of clients and appreciates that no two days are the same in the office. Maralee, Klint’s wife is an elementary music and band teacher for Trinity Elementary East and Trinity Elementary West. They have a chocolate lab named Koda and are now expecting their first child in April 2011. Klint is currently serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board. 2010-2011 will be his 5th year and he is currently serving as President. He is on the Ag and Education Committees. The Ag Committee holds a special place for him, since his grandfather was one of the founders of the original Ag Expo, and his father managed the show for many years while he was growing up. Klint likes to golf, spend time with family and friends, work with show cattle and hunt in what spare time he can conjure up.


Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chris Johnson ....................................... President Nathan Bouray ..................................... Pres-Elect Rachelle Schroeder ............................ Treasurer

Thank you our Chamber Member Drive Sponsors

Klint Sickler ……………. ...................... Past President Elaine Myran......................................... Director Mike Renner.......................................... Director Dennis Cannon..................................... Director Harmony Kolling................................. Director Blaine Stockert..................................... Director Christian Kostelecky ......................... Director Terry Kovacevich ............................... Director Craig Kubas ........................................... Director

Committee Chairperson Agriculture ............................................. Mary Urlacher Airport Promotions . ......................... Matt Remynse Ambassador .......................................... John Regar Education ............................................... Joleen Praus Governmental Affairs ....................... Nate Bouray Promotions and Retail ..................... Betty Jo Noe Officials.................................................... Blaine Stockert/Lynn Andres

STAFF Lexi Sebastian ...................................... Executive Director Kristi Tessier ........................................ Events & Marketing Coordinator Cindy Brock ........................................... Administrative Assistant

Publication First Day of the Month Published By C. Brock

Deadline Fourth Monday 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

The Mission of the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce

and annual financial statements are available to Chamber Members.

“The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce provides leadership towards a progressive business community.”


3 Our New Members

O’Brien Welding

PO Box 185, Belfield

Southview Liquors

75 8th St. Se, Dickinson

Liquor Warehouse

340 21st St. W., Dickinson


PO Box 450, Dickinson

J.L. Johnson

2779 3rd Ave. W., Dickinson

Western Dent

1883 Villard, Dickinson

Steffan Saw & Bike

121 3rd Ave. E., Dickinson

American West Real Estate

PO Box 148, Dickinson

Real Deals

1434 I94 Business Loop E., Dickinson

Pizza Hut

513 Elks Drive, Dickinson

Rocky Mountain Reclamation

PO Box 1593, Dickinson

Taylor Nursery

2021 Main St., Taylor

Westwind Consulting Center, Inc.

135 West Villard St., Dickinson

Wellsite Solutions

2146 I-94 Business Loop E, Dickinson

Karen & Friends Hair Studio

46 W. Villard St., Dickinson

West Dakota Oil

603 E. Broadway, Dickinson

Killdeer Veterinary Clinic, Inc.

701 Hwy 200, Killdeer

Dak-Tana Wireline, Inc.

PO Box 828, Baker

Zeller Construction

4149 West Villard, Dickinson

Northern Plains Engineering

7 1st Ave. West, Ste, 107, Dickinson

Heiser Motors

840 Villard St. W., Dickinson

John Gaffney’s Greenhouse

483 Main St., Dickinson

Elder Care

PO Box 629, Dickinson



You are invited to the Dickinson Area

CHAMBER BANQUET OCTOBER 26, 2010 LADY J’S Club & Catering Cost $35.00 Please RSVP

Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce


Saturday, December 4th, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ramada Inn Grand Dakota Lodge

Come and see the variety of crafts and vendors!!

Call 225-5115 or email

Jewlery, knitted items, wood carvings, metal art, paintings, candles, candy, food items, purses, paper crafts, & much more.





Fundraiser for Dickinson Catholic Schools

LET‖S Get READY Parade Theme: Light Up the Town:

October 3, 2010 Elks Lodge 4:30 Social 5:30 Dinner Auction to follow. The theme is tailgate party. Feel free to wear your favorite football attire. Call John Heinen for tickets at 483-6081

Pick up your parade float application at the Chamber of Commerce or have it e-mailed to you Contact Cindy or Kristi at 225-5115 or email



Southwest Water Authority receives Fluoridation Award

The North Dakota Department of Health announced today that Southwest Water Authority has been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in the water to a level that is optimal for preventing tooth decay. The award recognizes those communities that maintained a consistent level of optimally fluoridated water throughout 2009. ―This year marks the 65th anniversary of community water fluoridation, and an ever increasing number of communities are employing this effective public health measure,‖ states Dr. William Kohn, director of the CDC Division of Oral Health. ―We congratulate those water systems that maintain high quality standards for fluoridation throughout the year. Our latest studies show that fluoridation prevents tooth decay in all age groups, not just in children.‖

Schafer joins Southwest Water Authority team Southwest Water Authority (SWA) has hired Becky Schafer as Customer Service Representative. Becky will be responsible for answering customer questions and responding to customer requests. Achieving customer excellence is priority at SWA and Becky will be an asset to the customer service team. Other duties of this position include maintaining customer reports and coordinating accounts receivables and collections. Schafer graduated from Dickinson State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hunting, hiking, fly-fishing, canoeing and cross-country skiing.

―The staff at the Water Treatment Plant takes water quality very seriously,‖ said Southwest Water Authority Manager/CEO, Mary Massad. ―Helping customers prevent tooth decay, by maintaining optimal levels of fluoridation, is another benefit of water from the Southwest Pipeline Project.‖ ―Community water fluoridation has been recognized by CDC as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th Century. CDC recommends water fluoridation as a safe, effective, and inexpensive method of preventing decay. In fact, every $1 invested in fluoridation saves approximately $38 in costs for dental treatment. The U.S. Task Force on Community Preventive Services has recommended that communities either adopt or maintain fluoridation of public drinking water supplies. In 2008, more than 195 million people, or 72.4 percent of the United States population served by public water supplies, consumed drinking water with optimal fluoride levels for preventing decay.



American Red Cross Dickinson Chapter The American Red Cross is pleased to announce the addition of Maureen Roden as Mission Support Staff to the Dickinson office. Maureen continues to work half-time as a Public Information Officer for Southwest District Health Unit in the morning, and works at the Red Cross office every afternoon from noon to 4:00 p.m. Although the office is closed in the morning, special arrangements will be made to pick up items. Phones continue to be answered at the local number which will be answered any time of the day or night. Executive Director Janel Schmitz who manages both the Bismarck and Dickinson offices for the West Dakota Chapter, states, ―It is essential that Dickinson have a strong Red Cross office to support the people living in southwestern North Dakota. We will continue to assess the situation and respond effectively to all needs that are within the mission of the American Red Cross.‖ A newly recruited eight-member Disaster Action Team has completed initial training and is prepared to respond to home fires and natural or manmade disasters. Volunteers are on call 24/7, every day of the year. Team members are Betty Duttenhefer, Brenda Hendrickson, Dr. Robert Baer, Kayleen Wardner, Linda Brew, Melissa Sheppard, Sherry Adams, and Tessa Shumway. Three new health and safety instructors have been trained. New instructors for the chapter are Maureen Roden, David Chapman, and Lindsey Lennick. They join Anthony Stolp, Leonard Keller, Ron Elkins, Melissa Sheppard, Susan Mellmer and Sherry Adams who were already serving as instructors. A community class schedule is posted on the chapter website, Businesses and groups can make arrangements with the office for an instructor to teach a class at their business or in the Red Cross classroom if that is preferred. A Leadership Council will guide the chapter to ensure that it remains relevant to the community, develop new relationships, and assist with the development of resources. They will meet 4-6 times per year for one hour. The traditional raffle and Indian Taco dinner are planned for the spring. If you or a staff member are interested in volunteering for the Disaster Action Team, becoming a health and safety instructor, or for the Leadership Council, please call Janel Schmitz at 701.223.6700 or email her at

Ebeltoft . Sickler . Kolling . Grosz . Bouray . PLLC Announce Newest Lawyer Ebeltoft . Sickler . Kolling . Grosz . Bouray . PLLC is proud to announce their latest addition, Attorney Courtney Olson. At Ebeltoft . Sickler . Lawyers she plans to maintain a general practice with an emphasis on litigation. Courtney is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Dakota School Of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Prior to her time in law school, Courtney attended college here in Dickinson at Dickinson State University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys spending time outdoors and going to rodeos, where she competes in breakaway roping and barrel racing.



If you would like more information contact the Dickinson Area Chamber at 225-5115

The Ag Committee is seeking 2010-2011 major sponsors. West River Livestock Show will be on October 22nd & 23rd along with the photo contest.

The Airport Promotions Committee will be sending a Business & Air Survey out to the business community to gain feedback on their service & how they can gain more passengers. Bids will be out on 9/9 for Essential Air

The Ambassadors Committee held their Membership Drive on September 15th. 22 new members joined.

The Education Committee held the New Educators Breakfast on 9/9 at DSU. American Bank Center sponsored the event. The committee elected people to be on committees.

The Recreational Events Committee held no meeting this month.

The Governmental Affairs’ next meeting will be Oct 14th.

The Promotions Committee had a Shop Dickinson ad in the Pennysaver, Dickinson Press, and the Advertiser. Radio ads were also ran to promote shopping locally for back to school. There are 17 booths left in the craft show on December 4th. The theme was decided at the last meeting for the Season of Lights Parade: Light Up the Town. Information for the parade floats will be sent out the first week of October.



Categories 1. People: Including children, families, workers, anyone with an interesting subject matter 2. Animals: Including farm animals and wildlife

3. Ag Related: Including crops, harvesting, rural life, old buildings, landscapes, etc… Prints can be registered at the West River Livestock Show between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on October 22th. We will accept early registration of photos at the Chamber Office the week of October 18th – 22nd. For photo rules and registration sheet, contact the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce, 314 3rd Ave W, or phone 701-225-5115. Rules and registration sheet are also available on our website at

Would you like to have your event featured in the 2011 West River Ag Calendar? Does not have to be related to Agriculture, it can be sporting events, festivities, customer appreciation days, meetings, etc. Purchase a date in the 2011 Calendar and you will also receive: *Chamber website listing, *Electronic sign listing for two weeks prior to event ($60 value), * Chamberline newsletter listing the month of your event ($25 value) Over 2000 calendars will be distributed. Cost is $20—one calendar date

- $35—two calendar dates

- $50—three calendar dates.

Chamber members receive an addition discount of $5. - Deadline date is October 15, 2010. Maximum of two events per date, first come first serve basis. Contact Chamber of Commerce for more information at 225-5115 or email at










American Bank Center Welcomes New Employees American Bank Center announces Pamela Walter as a new Financial Service Representative at the North Dickinson location. Pamela comes to American with over 8 years of banking experience. American Bank Center announces Denise Rambur as a new Teller at the North Dickinson location. Denise brings 3 years of teller experience with her to American.

American Bank Center Bankers Awarded Paulette Peters, Kimberly Pierce and Cindy Steiner, employees of American Bank Center in Dickinson recently received Hall of Fame Service Awards from the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota. The award recognizes their 20 years of service. They were also honored at the group’s 43rd Annual Convention and Exposition in August in Bismarck.

Midwest Business Systems announces the recent acquisition of Toshiba Business Solutions. Midwest Business Systems has merged current operations with Toshiba Business Solutions operations in Bismarck, Minot, Dickinson, and Williston.

Midwest Business Systems provides service and support for office equipment and multifunction products to Central and Western North Dakota, with locations in Bismarck, Minot, Dickinson, Williston, Jamestown, and Devils Lake. Toshiba Business Solutions clients will now be provided the same local service and support that Midwest Business Systems is known for. With the merger, the combined service support team at Midwest Business Systems has certified technicians to maintain Sharp, HP, Toshiba, Panasonic, and Lanier office equipment. The Toshiba Business Solutions phone number will transfer to Midwest Business Systems for the next 18 months; however clients can immediately start using the Midwest Business Systems phone numbers: Dickinson 701-225-5500.



You are invited to take part in the second annual Community Field Day. This event being held on October 5, 2010 from 9:00am to 4:00pm is being hosted by the Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with support from Dickinson State University at the Badlands Activities Center. The day will feature community success panelists as well as author and Kentucky Economic Developer, Kim Huston. Her book, ―Small Town Sexy: the Allure of Living in Small Town America‖ demonstrates what is wonderful about small town life. She reveals why residents love their not-so-big-city lifestyle and how small town charms are seducing newcomers. Huston speaks from experience, as a small town girl who cherishes her roots—and as a professional who is helping develop her town’s economic prosperity. To register for the day, . Do you want to highlight your organization or business at Community Field Day? Have a booth! If this interests you, contact to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

ART UP with Art Business Specialist Wendy Klug October 21, 2010 Strom Center

1679 6th Ave. W.

12—1:00pm Chamber members $10—Non Chamber members $25—Lunch is provided. RSVP by October 8th to Kristi @ 225-5115 or




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October 2010




1 Lettice & Lovage 7:30pm Dkn. Rural Fire Department Stag 5:00pm Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

2 Lettice & Lovage 7:30pm Bebo Norman Concert 7:00pm Bebo Norman in Concert with Nathan Tasker 7pm DHS Junior Varsity Volleyball Invitational Tournament Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser Octoberfest Appreciation Dance 5:00pm - 11:00pm

3 Lady J's Sunday Brunch Buffet 9:00am - 1:00pm St. Benedict's Helath Center Autumnfest 10:00am Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser Dickinson Catholic Schools Fall Gala 4:30pm

4 Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser Chamber Airport Promotions Committee Meeting 8:00am - 9:00am

5 Kiwanis Club 12:00 - 1:00pm Every Tuesday is Steak Night at Lady J's Club & Catering 5:00pm 2010 Community Field Day 9:00am Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser Chamber Promotions Committee Meeting 12:00

6 Rotary Club 12:00 - 1:00pm Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

7 NDUS Arts & Humanities Summit Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

8 Rack Attack Sidewalk Sales Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

9 Opening Pheasant/Turkey Season Rack Attack Sidewalk Sales Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

10 DSU Fall Choral Concert 2:30pm Rack Attack Sidewalk Sales Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

11 Rack Attack Sidewalk Sales Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

12 Kiwanis Club 12:00 - 1:00pm Every Tuesday is Steak Night at Lady J's Club & Catering 5:00pm Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

13 Rotary Club 12:00 - 1:00pm Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

14 Annual SolarBee Conference Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

15 DSU's Jazz Band 7:30pm Annual SolarBee Conference Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser Governmental Affairs 3:00pm - 4:00pm Chamber Ambassadors/Members hip Committee 8:00am - 9:00pm

16 Annual Pheasants Forever Banquet 5:30pm National Boss Day Annual SolarBee Conference Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

17 DSU Sarah Hagenston Senior Recital 2:30pm Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

18 Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

19 Kiwanis Club 12:00 - 1:00pm Every Tuesday is Steak Night at Lady J's Club & Catering 5:00pm Harlem Ambassadors 7:00pm Masquerade Jewelry Sale Benefit for St. Joseph's Hospital Auxillary 7:00am Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser Chamber Ag Meeting 8:00am - 9:00

20 Dkn Human Relations Commission Logo Design Contest Rotary Club 12:00 - 1:00pm COCO Audio Conference "Legacy Giving Building Blocks" 4:00pm COCO Audio Conference "Legacy Giving Building Blocks" 4:00pm Masquerade Jewelry Sale Benefit for St. Joseph's Hospital Auxillary 7:00am Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

21 Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser Chamber Board of Directors Meeting 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

22 Town 'n Country Wine Tasting 6:00pm - 8:00pm Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser West River Livestock Show

23 SW Business Machines/ Ron Feland Volleyball Tourn. Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser West River Livestock Show

24 SW Business Machines/ Ron Feland Volleyball Tourn. Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

25 Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

26 Kiwanis Club 12:00 - 1:00pm Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet 6pm Chamber Education Committee Meeting 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

27 Rotary Club 12:00 - 1:00pm Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

28 ND Music Teachers Association DSU Theatre Production of "Festival" ~ a Musical Old Time Radio Night Featuring: "The War of the Worlds" 7:00pm Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

29 Women in Agriculture Parks & Rec Halloween Party 5:30 - 7:30pm ND Music Teachers Association DSU Theatre Production of "Festival" ~ a Musical Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

30 Women in Agriculture Friends of the NRA 5:30pm Craft Show in the Badlands 9:00am - 5:00pm ND Music Teachers Association DSU Theatre Production of "Festival" ~ a Musical Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

31 Dan Porter's Annual Treat Street 5:00pm - 7:00pm Malloween 2:30pm - 4:30pm DSU Theatre Production of "Festival" ~ a Musical Paws Forever Tattoo Fundraiser

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