YPN names top workplaces
The Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network has released its sixth annual list of the Top 10 Young Professional Workplaces in Bismarck-Mandan.
Nominated businesses employing young professionals under 40 are evaluated on such things as inclusion, benefits and professional development.
The 2012 honorees are First Community Credit Union, Capital Credit Union, Midcontinent Communications, SIA Companies/Schmidt Insurance, Bismarck State College, HDR Engineering, Coventry Health Care, Bank of North Dakota, NISC and Applied Engineering.
Newspaper group elects officers
Kathleen Leinen, managing editor of The Daily News at Wahpeton and the weekly News-Monitor of Hankinson, has been elected president of the North Dakota Newspaper Association.
She succeeds Wanda Olaf, advertising director at the Williston Herald.
The new first vice president of NDNA is Jill Friesz, publisher and editor of the Grant County News, Elgin, and the Carson Press.
Elected second vice president is William T. Morgan, editor of the Walsh County Record, Grafton. The new third vice president is Tom Monilaws, general manager of the Kelly Ink weekly newspapers, the Traill County Tribune, Mayville, and Cass County Reporter, Casselton.
Elected to two-year terms on the board of directors were Teri Finneman, reporter for Forum Communications Co., and Zach Ahrens, advertising director of the Grand Forks Herald. Elected to fill a one-year vacancy on the board was Melody Owen, co-publisher of the Tri-County News, Gackle.
At its annual awards banquet in Williston, two long-time North Dakota newspapermen were given NDNA’s Distinguished Service Awards. They are Donovan Witham, who with his wife, the late Betty Witham, founded the West Fargo Pioneer in 1968, and the late Wayne Lubenow, a popular North Dakota newspaper reporter and columnist.
Medora featured in magazine
The current issue of Midwest Living magazine showcases Medora and area destinations in a feature travel story over six pages.
The online version of the article “New Frontiers” can be found at www.midwestliving.com.
Wallwork gets Kenworth award
Wallwork Truck Center has been honored by Kenworth Truck Co. with the Gold Award for Dealer Excellence, presented recently at the annual Kenworth Dealer meeting Columbus, Ohio.
Wallwork was among 319 dealers eligible for the award for outstanding performance and one of six recipients. This is the 23rd year Wallwork has been recognized.
Four named to The Village board
Tammy Hauck, David Dougherty, Nancy McKenzie and Becky Walen joined The Village board of directors at its recent annual board meeting. Two others, Carrie Bjorge and Richard Henderson, joined the board in November.
New board officers were elected at the meeting. Lyman Edds, Frontier Trust Co., was named chairman; Michelle Powers, Titan Machinery, was named first vice chairman; and Matthew Hallaway, Alerus Financial, was named second vice chairman.