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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.
Kurtenbachs honored for philanthropic support to South Dakota State University BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State University Foundation recently recognized the Al and Irene Kurtenbach family of Brookings as the 2019 Philanthropic Family of the Year. The award, created in 2012, “acknowledges exceptional generosity to diverse causes by a family that serves as an inspiration to others to support South Dakota State University.” It was announced April 25 at the SDSU Foundation’s annual donor celebration.
Editor’s note: For 30 years, Christine Schulze has served as executive director of Concordia Language Villages, the unique program run by Concordia College of Moorhead, Minn. Since 1961, more than 150,000 people have taken part in the Villages, which are located in the Minnesota North Woods and where “everything from the music played to the dishes in the dining hall” represent the language and culture being studied, as ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org describes.
Engineer, CAD technician join KLJ ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Engineering firm KLJ has hired Emily Fisher as an engineer in the comapny’s Rapid City, S.D., office, and Rick Stiles as a CAD technician in the Billings, Mont., office. Fisher earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City. She has 15 years of experience and is a registered professional engineer in South Dakota.
Essentia Health hires nurse practitioner in Fargo FARGO, N.D. – Nurse Practitioner Kyrie Severson has joined the Family Medicine Department at the Essentia Health-Osgood Clinic in Fargo. Severson earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. –––––––––
Banner Associates announces new leadership BROOKINGS, S.D. – Three staff members have been promoted by Banner Associates, a Brookings-based engineering, architectural and land surveying consulting firm.
Six new members join Greater ND Chamber board BISMARCK, N.D. – The Greater North Dakota Chamber recently announced the appointments of six new members chamber’s board. The new members are:
By 2020, 50 percent of all searches will be voice searches. Think about how a customer might ask a question about your product or service. What questions are your call center or front desk staff hearing? Write your website content in a way that answers those questions in natural, conversational language. FAQs, bulleted lists and numbered step-by-step instructions are a great place to start.