A number of new hires join the Flint Group Flint Group, a full-service communication and marketing agency, has hired Tyler Lebens as a copywriter. Lebens earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill. Prior to joining Flint, Lebens lived and worked in Cambodia as a copy editor. Ariel Hermanson, Connor Engel, and Krista Driscoll has joined the company as project managers.
Prices for imports into the United States rose 0.5 percent in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, after decreasing 0.9 percent in 2018. The bureau said in a report on Wednesday, Jan. 22, that it was the largest 12-month increase since import prices rose in November 2017. Import fuel saw the highest increase at 19.3%. In 2018 it dropped 13.1%. Another increase included industrial supplies at 5.9%.
St. PAUL, Minn. – More than $5 million has been awarded to nine communities by Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The $5.34 million in grants to nine cities across Minnesota will help clean up 11 contaminated sites approved for redevelopment. DEED’s Contamination Cleanup Grant Program awarded the funding, the department explained in a news release on Thursday, which will leverage nearly $490 million in private investment and create or retain 382 jobs.
Starion Bank names new president, promotes others BISMARCK, N.D. – There have been several recent changes at Starion Bank, including the naming of a new president. Starion Bank has named Don Morgan president, with Craig Larson continuing in the roles of CEO and chairman of the board for the bank. As president, Morgan manages the day-to-day operations of the bank, while Larson focuses on the overall strategy and vision for the company.
WASHINGTON - Business professionals, ag workers and others are invited to provide input to the U.S.
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota is preparing for its annual tourism conference. The South Dakota Department of Tourism recently opened registration for the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism, scheduled for Jan. 21-23 in Pierre. The conference, according to a news release, is for anyone interested in tourism, marketing and hospitality. This year’s theme — “Great Faces, Great Places”— is a celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the popular South Dakota tourism slogan.
Enclave hires new vice president of construction Fargo, N.D. – Enclave Companies has hired a new vice president of construction. Derek Hoeschen brings more than 20 years of experience to the position, including having worked as a project manager, superintendent, project engineer, office engineer and field engineer. Most recently he served as general manager at McGough Construction.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Almost $2 million has been awarded in grant money to improve infrastructure in multiple Minnesota communities. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded $1,900,218 million in grants for projects in three Greater Minnesota cities.
Starion Bank names new president BISMARCK, N.D. — Starion Bank has named Don Morgan president, with Craig Larson continuing in the roles of CEO and chairman of the board for the bank. As president, Morgan manages the day-to-day operations of the bank, while Larson focuses on the overall strategy and vision for Starion Bank.
St. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) said it is awarding three projects $2.86 million for infrastructure development from the Transportation Economic Development Infrastructure (TEDI) program. The TEDI program was created to finance infrastructure projects that create economic development opportunities, jobs, and improve statewide transportation systems.