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Monte Amende of Belle Fourche and Dustin Floyd, partners in Deadwood-based advertising agency TDG Communications, have been selected as 2013 Dakota Rising Fellows.
Dakota Rising, a program designed to promote rural entrepreneurship, includes a $10,000 grant for professional and business development. It also partners the recipient with a mentor who is a leader in their industry. Nine fellowships were awarded across the state, including five in Lawrence County.
Entrepreneurs applying for a fellowship must be connected to the local development community and be recognized for the value they add to their local economy. They must have potential to form ongoing relationships with local and statewide resources. They also need to develop detailed professional and business growth plans.
One significant asset is the mentor partnership. The TDG partners have been working with Luke Sullivan, a nationally known advertising veteran who is currently chairman of … Read More »