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United Way funding: Inside the allocation process, driven by volunteers

It takes volunteers 1,500 hours to decide how Sioux Empire United Way funding is allocated. Here’s a look at how it works.

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Ratchford: Self-expectancy, positive thinking create success

“The impressions we allow into our heads, the things we think of and the things we say make our world. We can either believe in the best, or expect the worst.”

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One Health: Biotechnology sector ready to act

The emerging concept of “One Health” uses the interconnectedness of all living things to address disease outbreaks. Sioux Falls CEO Eddie Sullivan weighs in on why his sector — and company — are positioned to help.

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They said yes: Now, how to keep that new hire 

After a successful hire, you might breathe a sigh of relief and feel like your job is done until his or her first day on the job. But it’s important to note that an employee most often makes the decision to stay or leave a position during the first 30 to 60 days.

1 year ago Views

National award-winner Broin on biotech’s ‘unlimited potential’

Poet founder, chairman and CEO Jeff Broin is now part of a short list of the biotech industry’s most innovative leaders.

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Treating ‘client as king’ leads to impressive retention

Most businesses dream of a 97 percent customer retention rate. Here’s how Howalt+McDowell achieves it.

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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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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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Woster Wisdom: 10 tips to succeed in business

Jim Woster went to Mass at Avera McKennan one morning almost 30 years ago. He left with the unofficial role of goodwill ambassador.

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S.D. has $3 trillion in bank assets; here’s why it matters

Attorney Doug Hajek explains one of the benefits of having a large bank designate a main office in South Dakota.

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