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The Chamber of Commerce Will be Closed Presidents’ Day February 21st.
Dennis has been in the business of mediator, problemsolving and relationship building for over 20 years, first as an educator in the Catholic school system, and in more recent years, in healthcare. He serves as the leader of Mission, Marketing and the Foundation at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center. “Faith, family and friends are the three most important things in life,” is his philosophy, one that works well for all of the different departments he leads. He values relationships and the time he spends with family, staff and the community. Dennis just enjoys people. He is a husband and father, and grandfather as of October 2010. He keeps active in the community as a member of Rotary, serves as a board member on the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce, and though he currently has no children or grandchildren in school, you can catch him at every kind of sporting event or at a variety of art performances, as they are held in the area. He and his wife were recently selected as the Catholic Family of the month by St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus Council. An avid golfer, Dennis tries to sneak in a round when time allows.
Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chris Johnson ....................................... President Nathan Bouray ..................................... Pres-Elect Rachelle Schroeder ............................ Treasurer 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
As a Coffee Sponsor you are recognized in the Chamber Board Room, the Chamberline and the Chamber Website for a month. The cost is only $50. This money goes towards coffee and paper goods for meetings. Your business may supply promotional items that can be displayed in the Chamber Board Room for the entire month.
Agriculture ............................................. Kwirt Johnson Airport Promotions . ......................... Matt Remynse Ambassador .......................................... Deedra Weidner Education ............................................... Rebecca Pitkin Governmental Affairs ....................... Nate Bouray Promotions and Retail ..................... Betty Jo Noe Officials.................................................... TBA
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
Southwest Area Human Resource Association
The Real Estate Company
Susan Lengowski PO Box 132
Dickinson, ND 58602
Dickinson, ND 58602
Did Punxsutawney, the groundhog see his shadow on February 2nd? If he did (sunny morning) there will be six more weeks of winter. He then returns to his den and goes back to sleep. If however, he does not see his shadow (cloudy day), he plays around outside of his hole for a while and spring is just around the corner.
Development, Construction, Property Management and Commercial & Residential Real Estate.
DFC Consultants Promotes Phillips
American Bank Announces Updates
Allen Phillips was promoted to vice president of professional services at DFC Consultants. Allen Phillips has been the professional services manager since joining DFC Consultants in 2009. He is also a Microsoft certified trainer. Allen has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. DFC Consultants has office in Dickinson, Fargo, and Bismarck.
American Bank Center is pleased to announce Cindy Vetter as Receptionist at the north Dickinson location. Cindy joined American in September 2004 as a part-time Teller. She most recently worked in the teller line and substituted for the reception area as needed. Roxanne Brodhead has also been moved to Business/Ag Loan Servicer at the Downtown Dickinson location. Roxanne joined American in March of 2008 and recently worked as a Mortgage Loan Processor.
Gate City Bank donates to Charities
Gate City Bank recently donated $224,000 to area organizations. A local donation was made to the Best Friends Mentoring Program. Additional donations were made to regional organizations including the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery Foundation, North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation, Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter, March of Dimes North Dakota Chapter, and Prairie Public Television. Gate City Bank has 32 banking offices across North Dakota and Minnesota, and employs more than 400 people.
NDGT expands staff
North Dakota Guaranty and Title Company, the statewide leader in residential, commercial and mineral title information services, is pleased to announce the addition of Janet Zent to the Dickinson office as a Title and Location Drawing Specialist. North Dakota Guaranty and Title Company, with offices in Bismarck, Dickinson, Killdeer, Mandan, Minot, Mohall, Watford City, and Williston, also provides commercial and large project title information services across the State of North Dakota. To learn more visit www.TheTitleTeam.com
Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson Hires Several New Employees
Consolidated in Dickinson recently hires Employees Consolidated in Dickinson recently hired three new employees.
Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson an engineering, surveying and planning firm, recently hired Darin Schepp, Matthew Greenslit, Kurt Silbernagel and Karen Lynch. Darin Schepp is an engineer in the natural resources group. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Dakota with master and bachelor of science degrees in civil engineering. Matthew Greenslit is an engineer in the transportation group. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. Kurt Silbernagel is a surveying technician with experience as an owner and operator of a lawn services company. Karen Lynch is an administrative assistant with six years experience. She is pursuing a degree in business administration from Dickinson State University.
Shawn Smith joined Consolidated as an accountant. Shawn was born and raiseded in the Dickinson area. He graduated from South Heart High School. Shawn graduated from Dickinson State University with a double major in accounting and business administration. He also has a master’s degree from the University Of North Dakota. Shawn enjoys hunting, fishing, baseball and basketball. Travis Bartnes is part of the Internet technical support team. Travis’ hometown is Westby, MT. Travis has an associate degree in networking and is working on his bachelor’s degree. Travis enjoys hunting, fishing, RC cars and Helis. Amanda Gilseth is an accounting coordinator. Amanda’s hometown is in Michigan. Amanda has an associate degree in accounting and is working on her bachelor’s degree. Amanda is married to Mitch and spends her time with family and camping.
LEAVING A LEGACY PLAN
We will all leave this world sometime. Why leave unanswered questions with those we love?
We all want to live a significant, successful life. Yet how many of us realize that our important, positive contributions can last long after we are gone? Two things are certain: death and taxes. Some of us grasp that reality early, so we create wills, living trusts and estate plans. Others deny this reality and leave their heirs with perplexing questions, added stress and even anger when they pass away. The truly farsighted among us opt for a full-fledged legacy plan. How does a legacy plan differ from an estate plan? An estate plan determines a destiny for your assets. A legacy plan does that and more: it communicates your values, wishes and memories as well as financial directions. If you ask someone about the “why” of estate planning – that is, why should you have an estate plan in the first place – the instant response is “to avoid estate tax”. That is certainly a good reason to create an estate plan – but it may not be the best one. A legacy plan can convey your values and wishes when it comes to the following matters: The distribution of the estate – selecting a steward, showing that person how these assets are to be managed according to your values and outlook. The future of a family business – you can share the knowledge only the owner and founder has, you can establish who will own it after you, who will manage it and who will benefit financially from it. Protecting your business (and your estate) from “predators and creditors” – taking steps to insulate the business (and your heirs) against lawsuits, debts outstanding, and intrusions of relatives or past associates. What do conventional estate plans risk ignoring? While basic estate plans establish where assets go, they don’t often communicate the personal and practical details that can aid heirs in the case of an unexpected loss. A legacy plan communicates more than financial details – it expresses your values, your final wishes and the life lessons you want to pass along. It conveys knowledge that may make things smoother for your heirs and your company at a time of grief and crisis. It imparts wisdom that your successor may use to guide inherited assets in the future, so that these assets might endure for more than a generation. In other words, it gives your heirs your business some answers to the questions “what do we do now” and “what would he/she have wanted us to do”. Legacy plans are built taking many factors into account. The first factor is you. What are your goals, financial and otherwise? A legacy plan should first respect your wishes and intentions. The second factor is family. Different people define “family” in all kinds of different ways. A good legacy plan respects your definition, and is created with an understanding of it and your particular “family” dynamics. Only after this should the tax and financial strategies of the plan be determined. Many estate plans are too boilerplate, and/or they aren’t designed to hand down the experiential wealth and wisdom that should accompany the assets. A good legacy plan transmits values, instructions and guidance to ease a family’s burden when it comes to settling financial and business issues at a time of grief.
Governmental Affairs Committee Invites You To:
Coffee with the Legislators City Hall, Dickinson, ND 10am Opportunity to hear what is planned for the Legislative Session & ask any questions. Sponsored By The Dickinson Press
Upcoming dates for Coffee with the Legislators City Hall, Dickinson, ND 10am Opportunity to hear what is planned for the Legislative Session & ask any questions.
American Bank Center Announces New Employee
North Dakota and western Minnesota Chevy dealers kickoff Chevy Scholar program Four area students will receive $5,000 scholarships
American Bank Center is pleased to announce Kim Landis as a new part-time Teller at the Downtown Dickinson location. Kim is currently attending Dickinson State University and pursing a degree in Business Administration.
The West Dakota and Heartland Chevy Dealers of North Dakota and western Minnesota have combined forces to launch a new scholarship program for high school juniors and seniors. The Chevy Scholar Program (www.chevyscholar.com) invites nominations for outstanding high school juniors and seniors in the market area to compete to receive four $5,000 college scholarships. Nominations begin now and end February 20, 2011, at which time 10 scholarship finalists will be chosen. From February 24 -March 9, 2011, online and text voting will take place to determine the winners. The scholarship winners will be announced March 12, 2011. “As dealers, we are all individually involved in our communities, supporting youth sports, organizations like Rotary and Optimists and slew of other needs,” says West Dakota Chevy president Kathy Gaddie. “The Chevy Scholar program allows us to work together to provide an ongoing benefit to outstanding students across the region.” Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by family, friends, parents, teachers or coaches. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.chevyscholar.com or picked up from local Chevy dealers. Nominators fill out basic information including community involvement, academic achievements, extracurricular activities and volunteer work. According to Heartland Chevy president, Brad Sather, the Chevy Scholar program will showcase the best of the area’s young people. “By engaging the public in the voting process we get to help bring attention to the outstanding young people in our communities through some grassroots PR and social networking. It’s exciting to be a part of and we are looking forward to the process.” Nomination forms can be submitted at any Chevy dealership. At the end of the process, one nominator will win a $500 gift card through a random drawing. To learn more or to nominate a student , go to www.chevyscholar.com or visit your local Chevy dealer.
If you would like more information about these committees, please contact the Dickinson Area Chamber at 225-5115
Bull Day Showcase was held on January 15th at Stockmenâ€™s Livestock West.
The Recreational Events Committee did not meet this month.
Planning for Ag Week Awareness is underway.
The Airport Promotions did not meet this month.
Sampling of Sicily was held on January 17th at the Elks Lodge. There was a great turnout despite the cold weather. There were over 200 guests.
Southwest Night at the Legislature was held on January 24, 2011. There was an overall great attendance. Guest speaker Jim Arthaud presented on the oil industry and the process of drilling. This presentation has caught that eye of many of our legislators. The Sodbusters gave a great performance. They were very much enjoyed by all. Coffee with the Legislature-January 22, 2011. All representatives were in attendance. There was a nice crowd of about 50 people. This session will be played back on Channel 19.
Business After Hours was held on January 18th at the Ramada. Discussion for the upcoming Community Leadership Program was discussed and the upcoming teacher of the year and business of the year nominees.
Discussion was had over the 4th of July float for this coming year. Business After Hours will be February 1st at The Mix 105.7
2nd Annual Divine, Wine & Dine Dickinson Catholic Schools' Fine Arts Boosters 2nd Annual Divine Wine and Dine gourmet dinner and wine pairing event is to be held on Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at Lady J's Club and Catering. Social hour runs from 5:00-6:00pm. Dinner is served at 6:00pm. Seven course meal featuring a wine paired with each course. Town and Country Liquor will discuss each wine served. Come enjoy a relaxing evening of delicious food and wine. Cost is $60.00 per person. Wine raffle to be held at 8:30 Top winner wins an instant wine cellar of 50 bottles of wine! Raffle tickets are $5.00 each. Contact Valerie at 483-6081 for more information about dinner or raffle.
Presidents Day February 21st
President's Day is a day set aside to honor all of the U.S. presidents. We often think of two great presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln when we celebrate this holiday as it falls by design between their birthdays.
February 2011 Thursday
1 St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale Prairie Hills Gelbvieh Private Treaty Sale DSU Comm. Ed "Many/Mini Art Media" 6:00pm - 8:00pm DSU Community Ed "Simply Watercolor" 6:00pm - 8:00pm Chamber Promotions Committee Meeting 12:00 Business After Hours - The Mix 105.7 5pm - 7pm
2 St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale DSU Community Ed Adobe Illustrator Basics+ 6:00pm - 8:00pm DSU Community Ed "Easy Icons" 6:00pm - 8:00pm
3 Simnioniw Family Chiropractic Grand Opening 3:00pm - 7:00pm St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale Dickinson's Got Talent 6:00pm
4 ND American Choral Directors Association's Choral Performances St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale
5 ND American Choral Directors Association's Choral Performances Sneak Pique Productions Presents Chris Sand 7:30pm St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale Ellingson Angus Annual Production Sale 1:30pm CST
6 St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale DSU Community Ed "Painted Canvas Floor Rugs" 12:00 - 2:00pm
7 St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale DSU Comm. Ed "Clay for Beginners" 6:00pm - 8:30pm
8 St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale DSU Comm. Ed "Many/Mini Art Media" 6:00pm - 8:00pm DSU Community Ed "Simply Watercolor" 6:00pm - 8:00pm Bull Day Committee 5:00pm Governmental Committee 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9 St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale DSU Community Ed Adobe Illustrator Basics+ 6:00pm - 8:00pm DSU Community Ed "Easy Icons" 6:00pm - 8:00pm
10 Dickinson's Got Talent 6:00pm St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale
11 Ektelon Demonstration Day Pat Fadden Classic Racquetball Tourney DPS Foundation mystery dinner, "Reunion at Hippie High" 6:30pm St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Cookie Sale Honeyman Charolais 22nd Annual Bull Sale 1:00pm MST
12 "Communication, Commerce, & Conscience" 1:30pm - 4pm Ektelon Demonstration Day Pat Fadden Classic Racquetball Tourney Annual Cabin Fever Benefit 4:00pm 7:30pm DPS Foundation mystery dinner theater, "Reunion at Hippie High" 6:30pm 2nd Annual Divine Wine and Dine 5pm Schaff Angus Valley 108th Angus Production Sale 10:00am CST
13 DSU Blue Hawk Women's BB 2:00pm Ektelon Demonstration Day Pat Fadden Classic Racquetball Tourney Mrnak Hereford Ranch 44th Annual Production Sale 1:00pm MST DSU Community Ed "Painted Canvas Floor Rugs" 12:00 - 2:00pm
14 Lady J's Club and Catering Sweetheart Day Buffet 5pm - 8pm For the Love of a Pet Dinner & Artisan Auction 5:00pm DSU Comm. Ed "Clay for Beginners" 6:00pm - 8:30pm
15 Carlson Angus 29th Annual Production Sale 1:00pm MST DSU Comm. Ed "Many/Mini Art Media" 6:00pm - 8:00pm DSU Community Ed "Simply Watercolor" 6:00pm - 8:00pm
16 DSU Community Ed Adobe Illustrator Basics+ 6:00pm - 8:00pm DSU Community Ed "Easy Icons" 6:00pm - 8:00pm
17 Dickinson's Got Talent 6:00pm Chamber Airport Promotions Committee Meeting 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
18 DSU Blue Hawk Men's BB 7:30pm DSU Blue Hawk Women's BB 5:30pm Dkn Area Concert Assn. presents "Edgar Cruz" 7:30pm Ambassador Committee Meeting 8:00am - 9:00am
19 DSU Blue Hawk Men's BB 6:00pm DSU Blue Hawk Women's BB 4:00pm 14th Annual API Gumbo Cook Off 11:00am Dickinson's Got Talent â€“ Finale 6:00pm Coffee with the Legislators 10am
20 DSU Community Ed "Painted Canvas Floor Rugs" 12:00 - 2:00pm
21 Region 7 Boys Basketball Tournament 3:00pm - 9:00pm DSU Comm. Ed "Clay for Beginners" 6:00pm - 8:30pm Chamber Closed
22 Region 7 Boys Basketball Tournament 3:00pm - 9:00pm DSU Comm. Ed "Many/Mini Art Media" 6:00pm - 8:00pm DSU Community Ed "Simply Watercolor" 6:00pm - 8:00pm Chamber Education Committee Meeting 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
23 National Assn. of Directors of Nursing Adm. DSU Community Ed Adobe Illustrator Basics+ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
24 Region 7 Boys Basketball Tournament 3:00pm - 9:00pm National Assn. of Directors of Nursing Adm. Chamber Board of Directors Meeting 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
25 District 13 Girls Basketball Tournament 3:00pm - 9:00pm Ethnic Taste Northern Plains 11am - 1pm Badlands, Severance Red Angus Production Sale 1:00pm
26 District 13 Girls Basketball Tournament 3:00pm - 9:00pm
28 District 13 Girls Basketball Tournament 3:00pm - 9:00pm DSU Comm. Ed "Clay for Beginners" 6:00pm - 8:30pm
For more information go to www.dickinsonchamber.org
Chamberline for February 2011