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SERVPRO earns platinum award

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

Trevor R. Rossum, operator of the nearby SERVPRO joined a team of far more than 1,050 franchise homeowners in attendance. The occasion also regarded 58 SERVPRO entrepreneurs who surpassed a million dollars in earnings for the 1st time in the past organization yr.

“It’s thrilling and fulfilling to get this award,” explained Rossum, “particularly in this challenging business enterprise natural environment. At a time when there seemed to be far more difficulties than remedies, SERVPRO continued to give qualified direction and support. This permitted our crew of focused remediation professionals to continue on to give dependable, prompt, qualified hearth and drinking water cleanup and restoration, mildew mitigation, and remediation solutions to household and business enterprise house owners in our community when they wanted our aid.”

Viking Bank hires Blakesley

Viking Financial institution, with destinations in Alexandria and Ashby, not long ago hired Ryan Blakesley as a business banker in the Alexandria locale.


Ryan Blakesley

Blakesley is an Alexandria native and a graduate of Jefferson Large School as effectively as a graduate from the Alexandria Spot Specialized and Group Higher education with an associate’s degree in finance and credit rating management.

Mark Grandgenett, president of Viking Financial institution, said, “We are energized to welcome Ryan back to the Viking Lender household. Ryan has 12 years of banking experience with a significant emphasis on industrial and business banking, which include past credit examination expertise in this article at Viking Financial institution.”

Viking Bank is a domestically owned Neighborhood Lender chartered in the Metropolis of Alexandria, with a department in Ashby.

Geneva Money named top place of work

Geneva Money in Alexandria was named a Leading Workplace for the fourth consecutive calendar year, in accordance to the Star Tribune, which acknowledges the most progressive companies in Minnesota based mostly on worker viewpoints (collected by using a third-party study).

The survey steps engagement, organizational well being, and gratification at public, non-public and nonprofit organizations throughout Minnesota.

Regarding the honor, Geneva Funds founder and CEO Mark Watkins said, “We’ve usually explained ‘Geneva Capital is the ultimate group activity.’ From day-one, we have designed a serious effort to uncover persons who align with that mentality, and our staff culture is a big variable in the results we’ve viewed around the yrs.”

Geneva Funds President Andrew Cavers included, “Earning this award is often a ‘feel-good’ for the staff. It’s undoubtedly a little something we hope for when we total the Leading Workplaces survey, but we do not just acquire the award and go on. We use it to enable gauge the overall sentiments of our crew. We dissect the final results and detect parts we require to improve. As a leader, listening to personnel and understanding how we can make Geneva an even far better location to function is the real gain.”

A complete listing of people chosen is accessible at



Arvig wins major workplace honor

Arvig has been named one of Minnesota’s Top rated Workplaces for 2022 by the Star Tribune, creating it the only internet support service provider to rank in the newspaper’s once-a-year survey this 12 months.

This is the fourth 12 months staff have furnished opinions that charges Arvig as 1 of the very best companies to function for in Minnesota. Arvig ranks No. 38 amid the 50 leading substantial companies on the listing of 200 workplaces. Arvig was previously identified as a Prime Office in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

“The credit score for this Prime Workplaces difference goes to Arvig’s excellent employees,” said David Arvig, vice president and COO at Arvig. “This recognition is a reflection of their generate to serve our communities, devotion to shoppers and commitment to shaping a enterprise lifestyle that evokes us to do our best work each individual day.”

The analysis provided responses from far more 79,000 staff at Minnesota public, non-public and nonprofit corporations. The study steps worker engagement, organizational health and fitness and pleasure.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Best Workplaces, a firm ought to have extra than 50 workers in Minnesota. In excess of 4,000 businesses had been invited to take part.

Headquartered in Perham, Minnesota, Arvig is a area, employee-owned broadband and complete-support telecommunications company.