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Innovative auto mechanic ends up building international business

Dillon Moffatt wasn’t thinking about founding a company back in 1954. The self-taught auto mechanic from Minnesota was just trying to see better under the hood of a car. But his business, Moffatt Products, grew into something much bigger.

2 years ago

Meta builds on record year

Meta Financial Group’s record year got a bit better in the third quarter, boosted by its growing tax-related acquisitions.

2 years ago

Protect your business: The prenuptial agreement

While divorce rates have been falling in recent years, nearly one third of American marriages still end in divorce. With this in mind, business owners need to consider the implications of their personal life on the health of their business

2 years ago

Stress at work: How leaders make all the difference

More than half of us return from vacation feeling no reduction in stress, and almost one-third report feeling more stressed than before we left. Here’s how leaders can help.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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