DAVENPORT, Iowa – Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, IA, received the prestigious “Five Diamond Certification” from The Monitoring Association(TMA). Five Diamond Certification is granted to monitoring centers that meet the five points of excellence.Commitment to ongoing job-related education and testing by having 100% of its monitoring center operators certified using the TMA online training series on industry
Brad Olson has been named Scout Executive/CEO of Boy Scouts of America's Voyageurs Area Council in Hermantown, Minn., effective May 1, 2022. Brad began his Scouting career in 2000 as a Camping Executive at the Northern Lights Council in Fargo, N.D. He continued his career in the Northern Lights Council serving as the Senior Camping Executive, District Director, and Program Director respectively until 2017. He moved on to become the District Director at the Voyageurs Area Council in Hermantown. Brad is an
Kraus-Anderson Construction in Bemidji has hired Isaac Klinke as assistant project manager. Prior to joining Kraus-Anderson, Klinke was a project manager for Gast Construction in Fargo and Mills Construction, Inc. in Brookings, S.D. He graduated from Bemidji State University with a bachelor’s degree in project management.
Bemidji, MN, April 12, 2022 — Lakeland PBS was recently honored with two first-place Eric Sevareid Awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association. Both stories aired on the station’s “Lakeland News” newscasts. A story by Chaz Mootz titled “Northwest Angle Ice Road” earned first-place honors in the General Reporting category. The story chronicled a 30-mile ice road running from Warroad to the Northwest Angle. It was the only way for Minnesotans to reach the Northwest Angle fishing
Beltrami Electric Cooperative has selected Bemidji High School’s Ashley Pirkl as the 2022 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour representative. Pirkl will join other high school students representing their cooperatives on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 14-19. Students will participate in leadership training, engage in one-on-one conversations with their U.S. Representatives and Senators, jumpstart their national peer network and tour Washington, D.C. The tour will include visits
Northwoods Lumber Co., of Blackduck and Bemidji, has hired Orlando Alamano as its new General Manager. Orlando has been a resident of the Bemidji area since 2004 and is a 2009 graduate of Bemidji State University. He has worked in the insurance and construction industries and is looking forward to the new opportunity. “Northwoods Lumber has been a staple for supporting local business, growth, and our community,” Orlando said. “I’m excited to be joining a team that has a community-first mindset
Victoria Wood has been promoted to Marketing Manager for Brothers Group Restaurants in Bemidji. “She encompasses great attention to detail in her work,” owners Brett and Derek Leach said in a Facebook post. “She is immensely creative in her writing and photography, and has a great desire to learn in her role.”Wood worked hard in her job managing social media for Brothers Group Restaurants for two years prior and will now oversee their marketing department. “Please join us in celebrating Victoria's
Bemidji, Minn. – Approximately 150 Bemidji State University students presented their academic research and creative achievements during the 23rd annual Student Achievement Conference on April 6. The conference – themed “Create, Innovate, Inspire” – featured 64 posters and 36 oral presentations representing a wide variety of academic programs, with additional students participating in invitational displays featuring design, fine arts and music. After an honor song performed by the Ojibwe Nation drum group,
The Rural Broadband Association Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield today announced Paul Bunyan Communications as a winner of the 2021 Smart Rural CommunitySM (SRC) Showcase Award. Paul Bunyan Communications is a member of NTCA, the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies in rural communities across America. NTCA’s SRC program is a network of communities supported by providers who are committed to creating opportunities in their
Bemidji, MN – December 2, 2021–Kayla Winkler, Community Relations of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota, accepted the gavel and charge of the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce as Chair of the Board of Directors. Winkler re-joined the Board of Directors in 2019 and has been a very active member with several councils, committees, and programs, including being heavily involved in Dragon Boat Festival, Marketing, Advocacy Committees, and Innkeepers Association. Winkler brings her talents to the
Early December, we gathered together once again to celebrate the Chamber Annual Celebration. The event featured highlights from the previous year and aspirations for the year ahead. The Chamber announced the upcoming Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 year. Executive Committee Appointments: Kayla Winkler of Sanford Health as chair Tracy Pogue of Kraus Anderson as vice-chair. Jordan Anderson of Ultima Bank as finance director. Bruce Bentfield of First National Bank for an at-large seat.2021-2022 Board
Please take a moment to welcome the following new members that joined the Chamber in November!Battery WholesaleKC's Best Wild RiceNorthwestern MutualRed Lake Inc.
Red Lake, Incorporated Acquires KC’s Best Wild Rice RED LAKE, MN – Red Lake, Incorporated has acquired KC’s Best Wild Rice of Bemidji, Minnesota, as its first business operation off of the Red Lake Nation Reservation. Red Lake, Incorporated is the economic development corporation of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. KC’s Best offers a variety of premium northern Minnesota and Canadian wild rice products and sells both online and direct to grocery stores, restaurants, and gift shops. Charles
Headwaters Science Center Named Best Museum in Minnesota HSC was selected as the “Best” through a balloting process where the public voted to determine the “Best” in Minnesota. Winners, in more than, 380 categories can be found on the Minnesota’s Best Website or in the printed edition of the Minnesota’s Best Magazine. The Headwaters Science Center has been opening its doors since 1993. Laddie Elwell, a former Bemidji State professor, was the first and founding director. She founded HSC with her
40-year record of success as Business Advisors There are three most common times when a business gets sold: (1) when the owner wants to retire; (2) when there’s a need to sell; (3) when co-partners or heirs want to end an ownership. Owners can lose up to one-third of the true value of their business by agreeing to terms under pressure—without professional advice. So while there’s rarely a “best” time to sell, there is always a “best” time to consider a sale. You need to know the real value you’ve worked
Year of the COVID-Preneur: ZenBusiness Helps 100k Businesses Form During Pandemic Company releases new data on women entrepreneurs, top states for new business formations, customer trends, and more for the past year Austin, TX - ZenBusiness, a one-stop-shop to form, run and grow a business, today announced that more than 100,000 micro businesses have been formed using the platform since the onset of the pandemic - allowing these individuals to transition to full time entrepreneurship and follow their