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SERVPRO earns platinum award

SERVPRO held its 53rd annual convention from July 5-9 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas in Dallas, TX. SERVPRO of Douglas and Otter Tail counties obtained the Founder’s Platinum Award at a gala award ceremony.

Trevor R. Rossum, operator of the local SERVPRO joined a team of a lot more than 1,050 franchise owners in attendance. The celebration also acknowledged 58 SERVPRO business owners who surpassed a million pounds in income for the very first time in the previous business calendar year.

“It’s enjoyable and enjoyable to receive this award,” explained Rossum, “especially in this tricky business enterprise environment. At a time when there appeared to be a lot more issues than options, SERVPRO ongoing to deliver expert steering and support. This permitted our crew of focused remediation professionals to continue to provide reliable, prompt, professional hearth and water cleanup and restoration, mould mitigation, and remediation services to residence and business enterprise homeowners in our local community when they needed our assist.”

Viking Lender hires Blakesley

Viking Financial institution, with locations in Alexandria and Ashby, lately hired Ryan Blakesley as a small business banker in the Alexandria location.


Ryan Blakesley

Blakesley is an Alexandria indigenous and a graduate of Jefferson High School as perfectly as a graduate from the Alexandria Space Technological and Neighborhood Higher education with an associate’s diploma in finance and credit rating management.

Mark Grandgenett, president of Viking Bank, explained, “We are fired up to welcome Ryan back to the Viking Bank spouse and children. Ryan has 12 years of banking knowledge with a significant emphasis on professional and small business banking, which includes former credit rating investigation experience in this article at Viking Financial institution.”

Viking Financial institution is a locally owned Neighborhood Bank chartered in the Metropolis of Alexandria, with a branch in Ashby.

Geneva Capital named top workplace

Geneva Funds in Alexandria was named a Major Workplace for the fourth consecutive yr, in accordance to the Star Tribune, which recognizes the most progressive businesses in Minnesota based mostly on staff opinions (gathered via a third-get together study).

The survey measures engagement, organizational well being, and pleasure at general public, personal and nonprofit companies throughout Minnesota.

With regards to the honor, Geneva Money founder and CEO Mark Watkins stated, “We’ve generally stated ‘Geneva Funds is the ultimate team activity.’ From day-one particular, we have built a actual effort and hard work to find people who align with that mentality, and our staff lifestyle is a large issue in the achievement we’ve found around the years.”

Geneva Cash President Andrew Cavers additional, “Earning this award is always a ‘feel-good’ for the workforce. It is definitely a thing we hope for when we complete the Top rated Workplaces survey, but we really don’t just get the award and move on. We use it to aid gauge the overall sentiments of our staff. We dissect the success and establish regions we want to improve. As a leader, listening to staff members and studying how we can make Geneva an even improved location to function is the authentic win.”

A entire checklist of those people picked is offered at


Arvig wins leading place of work honor

Arvig has been named a single of Minnesota’s Major Workplaces for 2022 by the Star Tribune, making it the only internet company company to rank in the newspaper’s yearly survey this calendar year.

This is the fourth yr staff have supplied suggestions that premiums Arvig as a person of the most effective providers to operate for in Minnesota. Arvig ranks No. 38 among the 50 prime significant firms on the list of 200 workplaces. Arvig was earlier identified as a Top Workplace in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

“The credit for this Best Workplaces difference goes to Arvig’s remarkable personnel,” claimed David Arvig, vice president and COO at Arvig. “This recognition is a reflection of their travel to serve our communities, commitment to prospects and motivation to shaping a firm lifestyle that inspires us to do our very best perform every single working day.”

The investigation provided responses from extra 79,000 workforce at Minnesota general public, personal and nonprofit companies. The study measures worker engagement, organizational wellness and fulfillment.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Best Workplaces, a company ought to have a lot more than 50 workforce in Minnesota. About 4,000 firms have been invited to take part.

Headquartered in Perham, Minnesota, Arvig is a area, staff-owned broadband and total-support telecommunications provider.