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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.
WILLISTON, N.D. – Only a few more months, Williston airport passengers. Only a few more months of crowding into Sloulin Field – probably North Dakota’s most overstressed airport – until the doors of the brand-new Williston Basin International Airport open, five miles northwest of the current facility. How will that make a difference? Let us count the ways.
(For main story, click here .) In December, Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy completed a national survey of 750 human resources leaders at U.S. employers, the university reported. The survey, titled “Educational credentials come of age,” reported on the growth of new non-degree and online credentials.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – For supposedly hidebound institutions, colleges and universities can be mighty flexible at times. We’d submit “stackable credentials” as Exhibit A. Stackable credentials are the certificates, licenses, badges and other documents that colleges now are awarding, in addition to traditional degrees.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The numbers still dazzle anyone who recalls the days of the Buffalo Commons and Great Depopulation: North Dakota now has the highest proportion of 18- to 34-year-olds in the nation. South Dakota shows up time and again on lists of Top 10 States for Millennials. And in the metro areas of both states, young people are buying homes at unusually high rates.
Alerus hires Debbie Lange as chief credit officer GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Debbie Lange has been hired by Alerus as chief credit officer. In her role, Lange will lead the company’s lending management division, including the areas of commercial, consumer and small business lending, loan operations and mortgage underwriting.
Kurtenbach named Distinguished Engineer BROOKINGS, S.D. — Reece Kurtenbach, head of the world’s largest scoreboard and message board manufacturer and Brookings’ largest private employer, is this year’s Distinguished Engineer as chosen by the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. A 54-year-old Brookings native, Kurtenbach has been president and CEO of Daktronics since 2013.
DSG hires Hicks as vice president of operations FARGO, N.D. – Dakota Supply Group has hired Rod Hicks as its vice president of operations. Hicks will be responsible for leading many of DSG’s corporate operations, including purchasing, logistics, warehousing and fleet operations.
Odney announces new leadership team BISMARCK, N.D. – Advertising and communications agency Odney has named “a new generation of leadership and ownership to guide the Odney team,” the company reports. On March 1, Patrick Finken and Mike Bruner stepped down as CEO/president and corporate creative director, respectively, to make way for the change.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Prairie Business is proud to announce its 2019 Top 25 Women in Business winners.