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Avera Health and its web vendor, Geonetric of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have received a gold award in the Website Campaign of the Year category in the Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards competition from Modern Healthcare magazine. Finalists in that category included Walgreens, HCA Midwest, Veran Medical, AbbVie and Cape Cod Healthcare. Avera launched its systemwide website, Avera.org, in June 2016, emphasizing user-friendliness and easy navigation. The website focuses on health services at the system level and then directs web visitors to Avera locations and providers that offer those services. It also includes patient and visitor information.
Dakota Business Finance has presented its annual awards.
First Dakota National Bank was named Lender of the Year. The award recognizes financial institutions that participate in the highest number of SBA 504 loans through Dakota Business Finance.
Aaron Tribble of American Bank & Trust was named Individual Lender of the Year. The award recognizes the lender who partners with Dakota Business to get the highest number of SBA 504 loans approved.
Nick Fosheim, executive director of the Minnehaha County and Lincoln County economic development associations, was named Friend of Dakota Business Finance.
Dakota Business Finance has added two staff members.
Lisa Olson is a closing officer. She will work with loans financed through Dakota Business Finance and the South Eastern Development Foundation. She has two decades of experience working in commercial and real estate banking.
Aspen Ducheneaux is an administrative assistant. She will assist with packaging loans financed through Dakota Business Finance and the South Eastern Development Foundation. She previously worked at Sanford Health.
Goosmann Law Firm has been named to Law Firm 500’s list as one of the fastest growing law firms in the U.S. Goosmann was ranked No. 98 on the list of the top 200 firms based on growth in revenue over the past three years. In 2009, Jeana Goosmann started the firm in Sioux City. It now has a team of 40 and additional offices in Sioux Falls and Omaha.
Hegg Realtors has added three broker associates.
Mike Kelly has a decade of experience in the Sioux Falls housing market, including roles in property management, lending and real estate.
Shelly Kolb is a newly licensed agent. She has a background in customer service and has worked in the dental field for the past 15 years.
Andrea Simunek joins the Amy Stockberger Team. She has worked in a real estate administrative capacity in Sioux Falls for the past seven years and is a former member of the Air National Guard.
Mud Mile Communications has received four International W3 Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Mud Mile won gold awards for its online video for Augustana University’s Give Like a Viking campaign and Luther House of Study’s Fifth Commandment video. The agency received silver awards for its #WeAreAU promotion for Augustana and the video for Seen in America’s Open Book with Reina “Boots” Parker.
The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has named Larry Healy of Campell Supply Co. as the recipient of the Spirit of DeWald Award. The annual award recognizes an individual who has achieved professional distinction and made significant community service contributions. Healy has been involved with the chamber’s agribusiness division since he and his family moved to Sioux Falls 16 years ago. He is the co-chair of the 2018 Farm Show.
MaryJo Vance has joined The Weston Group as project manager and senior management adviser. For the past 13 years, she worked as a vice president and HR partner for Wells Fargo. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Four professionals have graduated from The Weston Group’s HR Exchange: James Gaspar, a business development specialist at Interstate Office Products, Becky Glanzer, the office manager at Bethel Lutheran Home, Brittany Glanzer the human resource manager at Central States Manufacturing inHartford, and Sherryl Wieczorek a human resource generalist at Design Tanks LLC.
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