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Retiring president Oliver: On leading Augustana, workforce development and what’s next

Rob Oliver wraps up his term as the 23rd president of Augusta University this month, leaving behind 11 years of accomplishments and a foundation for the future. We caught up with him to look back and look ahead.

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First National Bank: Behind-the-scenes of a CEO transition

Chris Ekstrum is the first nonfamily member to lead The First National Bank in Sioux Falls in its more than 130-year history. Here’s the story of his CEO transition.

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Under-the-radar tech company reveals office packed with modern features

Ever heard of Interstates Control Systems? If not, you’re probably not alone. But walk into their newly expanded office, and that impression quickly changes.

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Click Rain announces new CEO

Click Rain founder Paul Ten Haken is stepping down as CEO and will be replaced by vice president of sales and marketing Natalie Eisenberg.

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Why the calmest markets in 50 years?

You might think, with all the political strife and global instability, the markets might follow suit and respond with similar volatility. You would be wrong.

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Jodi’s Journal: Want to hire top talent? Ask the right questions

I recently wrapped up several features on small family businesses that collectively made up this month’s cover story for the Chamber News. And – as often happens – that reporting led me to a story-within-a-story.

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Austad’s Golf: Family conflicts ‘nothing nine holes can’t solve’

Dave Austad knows only about 10 percent of family businesses find themselves where he is – successfully passing down the business to the third generation.

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Fiegen Construction marks golden anniversary with rebrand

Fiegen Construction is celebrating 50 years as its next generation starts making its mark.

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Pride Neon Sign celebrates 70 years

Pride Neon Sign is celebrating seven decades and its third generation of family leadership.

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Nelson & Nelson CPAs thrives in fourth generation

South Dakota’s oldest homegrown CPA firm now includes clients in more than 25 states and many foreign countries.

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