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Hunt promoted at BCBSND FARGO, N.D. — Kari Hunt has been promoted to manager of district sales for eastern North Dakota at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. In her role, Hunt is responsible for managing sales activities within the eastern side of North Dakota in the small and mid-sized employer group market for all lines of business. Hunt joined BCBSND in 2008 as a sales and account executive in the Devils Lake service office.
Fuhrman joins BCBSND as VP of finance FARGO, N.D. — Paul Fuhrman has been hired as vice president of finance at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. A certified public accountant, Fuhrman attained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, Wis.
Aldevron names director of industrial project management FARGO, N.D. – Lance Monilaws has been promoted by Aldevron to be director of industrial project management. In this position, Monilaws will direct large capital projects with emphasis in facility expansion, renovation and campus planning. He will also manage various operational initiatives and strategies, including but not limited to construction and industrial technology, Aldevron reports.
Editor’s note: Carissa Hauck, originally from Belle Fourche, S.D., and Bianca Hutzler, originally from Germany, met as students at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. Today they’re partners in Scobi Kombucha – “handcrafted, artisanal, small-batch kombucha, made in Spearfish, S.D.,” the company’s website (ScobiKombucha.com) states.
Editor's note: Prairie Business asked several HR representatives in our region this question: "Your organization offers student-loan assistance to employees. What would you say to an organization that asks, 'Should we begin offering those benefits?'" Here are their answers. * * * *
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Eighty thousand. Two hundred thousand. When it comes to Cornerstone Bank’s new office building here, those numbers explain it all, said Evan Ingebrigtson, market president with the bank in Sioux Falls. “In the early 1980s in Sioux Falls, we sat at a population of about 75,000 or 80,000 people,” Ingebrigtson said.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Let’s put this in terms Prairie Business readers will understand: Flood insurance. Every year, Americans who get flooded discover something that residents of Fargo, Grand Forks and other flood-prone cities learned long ago: Homeowners must never assume they’ve got flood insurance.
Editor's note: Recently, Prairie Business asked posed this question to a selection of our 2018 50 Best Places to Work winners: What can HR departments do to inspire loyalty and commitment among employees? Here are the companies' answers. * * *
FARGO, N.D. – In life as in investing, there’s no point in lamenting missed opportunities. The trick is to spot the next Apple, the next Microsoft, the next “big thing” before it rockets up the growth curve. With that in mind, here’s our guess about a coming big thing in health care. But be warned: This news may literally put you to sleep.
Editor’s note: Cameon Eisenzimmer is an archaeologist, cultural resource manager and GIS or geographic information system analyst for Ackerman-Estvold, a Minot, N.D.-based architecture and civil engineering firm. In this Q&A, she talks about her work.