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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending July 25

DSG promotes Brandon Swenson to branch manager

PLYMOUTH, Minn. --  Dakota Supply Group has promoted Brandon Swenson to Branch Manager of its location in Bismarck. Swenson will be responsible for leading DSG’s Bismarck team as it seeks to provide a world-class customer experience in all day-to-day branch operations.

Swenson joined DSG in 2012 as a Warehouse Associate, and then he joined the Inside Sales team in 2016. Throughout the course of his career, Swenson has been heavily involved in training new DSG employee owners, both on the operations and sales sides of the business.

“During Brandon’s career he’s helped train and coach new warehouse, city desk and inside sales employee owners on processes and customer service skills,“ says Wayne Trosen, DSG’s North Dakota General Manager. “His positive attitude is infectious, and his ability to learn and coach is incredible. I’m excited to see the ability to service our Bismarck customers continue to climb with Brandon’s leadership.”


ReadiTech welcomes new employees

ELLENDALE, N.D. -– ReadiTech is pleased to announce the hiring of several new employees.

“We are excited to welcome new employees to our team. Growing our business is a great sign of expanding quality service to customers all over our service territory. These employees bring experience from a wide range of professional fields that keep ReadiTech well-rounded,” said Kent Schimke, DRN CEO and General Manager.

Justin Farkas joined ReadiTech as a Senior Sales Account Executive in the Fargo Office. 

Chris Bernard recently joined ReadiTech as a web developer in the Fargo office. 

Matt Sorenson, Sales Account Executive, works in the Grand Forks ReadiTech office as a Sales Account Executive. 

Brian Cox joined ReadiTech as a Network Analyst in the Fargo office. 

Stan Sundby recently joined ReadiTech has a Network Analyst in the Fargo office. 

Lisa Roberson is based out of our Bismarck office as works for ReadiTech as a web project coordinator.

Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!

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