Darrin Swanson, owner of Kit Masters, Inc. and Swan Machine, Inc. based in Perham, Minn., has been named the Minnesota Small Business Persons of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Mary Erman, chief operating officer at Starion Financial, will now oversee the loan center for the bank; and Chief Financial Officer Jason Johnson has been named to the management committee.
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Governor Jack Dalrymple has recommended and the Bank of North Dakota has
agreed to modify the terms of a state loan program that will provide the owners
of flood-damaged homes with the financial assistance they need to repair their
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Starion Financial has promoted Lee Weisbeck to supervise the business banking
representatives and has hired Doug Zinke as a business banker at its Mandan
bank. The bank has hired Chad Williams as a vice president of business banking
at its downtown Bismarck location.
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Capital One Financial Corporation, a diversified bank and Fortune 500
company, is maintaining 400 jobs as part of the proposed acquisition of HSBC’s
domestic credit card business in Sioux Falls, S.D., and adding 400 new jobs in
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The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have announced that Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will host the Northwest Regional Minnesota Small Business Development Center for 2012 and 2013.
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Donovan Bertsch of Bottineau, ND, has been elected to the board of directors
of Starion Financial.
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The University of South Dakota is the primary research institution for Dr. Paula Mabee’s collaborative four year research project funded with a $1,817,667 grant from the National Science Foundation. Her groundbreaking project will link genetics and descriptive data, such as the shape of limbs, through the development of exquisite computational methods. This research will greatly enhance understanding of how genes control anatomy and behavior.
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Many think that the busy seasons are winter and summer, but many who work with hospitality will tell you that the other two seasons are just as busy and just as important for the bottom line.
“Spring and fall are important to everyone’s financial success,” says Carol Johnson, General Manager, Ramada Plaza Suites & Conference Center in Fargo, ND. “We’re able to handle business all year around. For smaller communities there needs to be a draw.”
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