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Change is in the Air

Blog, News & Events on September 15th. Comments Off

The yellowing of leaves sends the first signal. Then an almost frosty morning rolls around and you notice suddenly that the sun is taking its time getting up these days. There are fewer robins and you start hearing geese moving south, joined by the other birds of summer, and you know. The season has changed. One day, you’re looking at summer and the next, autumn has arrived.

Of course the change of season, like every other change we face in life, doesn’t really happen overnight. Major shifts of light and temperature and nature herself are going on, working in the background, following a steady course toward a new beginning. And change in community development happens exactly the same way.

It starts with an awareness that it is time for a change, that we can make things better for our economy, our neighborhoods … Read More »


2014 Dakota Rising Entrepreneur Fellows Chosen

Blog, News & Events on July 2nd. Comments Off

 
Four Dakota Rising Sites will each have a new Entrepreneur Fellow this year, following the June 27 selection of a new Dakota Rising Cohort. Dakota Resources Dakota Rising cultivates rural entrepreneurs dedicated to growing themselves, their businesses and the greater community, providing a vital spark to strengthen South Dakota’s economic base.

Cristin Stewart, the Hot Springs Vault, is the Entrepreneur Fellow from Southern Hills On The Rise, serving Fall River and Custer Counties.  Lawrence County’s Dakota Rising Fellow for 2014 is Sarina Jensen, Black Hills Equestrian Center. Jordan Breeding, JB’s Country Store, LLC, is this year’s Fellow from Faulkton Area Economic Development Initiative, serving Faulk County. Mark Bower, Aberdeen Parts Store, LLC, is the newest Entrepreneur Fellow from Aberdeen Dakota Rising, covering all of Brown County.

Each Dakota Rising Fellow becomes a member of an interactive Fellowship community of rural South Dakota entrepreneurs … Read More »


Cindy Turner Awarded 2014 Volunteer of the Year

Blog, News & Events on June 17th. Comments Off

A grandiose round of applause to Cindy Turner, Dakota Rising Community Site Coordinator of Southern Hills on the Rise, on being awarded the 2014 Volunteer of the Year at the BHCED Annual Meeting and Banquet!

Aside from her participation with Dakota Rising, Cindy Turner is also a Consultant for the Southern Hills Economic Development Corporation.  Southern Hills Economic Development Corporation (SHEDCO) was formed in 2012 to promote economic interest, development, and improvement of the quality of life in the county of Fall River, South Dakota.

SHEDCO actively pursues economic development by assisting existing, new and expanding business and industry within Fall River County as well as working closely with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and other area organizations that hold common interests. SHEDCO is governed by a nine member board of directors which represents the cities of Hot Springs, Edgemont and … Read More »


Dakota Rising Fellow, Ron Waldner, Named 2014 Manufacturer of the Year

Blog, News & Events on June 12th. Comments Off

Congratulations to Dakota Rising Fellow, Ron Waldner of Snowflake Metalworks, on being awarded the 2014 Manufacturer of the Year at the Black Hills Community Economic Development Annual Meeting and Banquet on June 6, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

See Ron’s award video here:  http://bit.ly/UxxPdB


Getting the Right People on the Bus

Blog, From the President, News & Events on May 30th. Comments Off

“Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.” Jim Collins’ quote from Good to Great is now famous, and powerful in its simplicity and logic. Yet it is not easy to accomplish.

Dakota Resources (formerly South Dakota Rural Enterprise) operated out of my home office for many years with contract administrative support and a contracted credit officer. We started out with the Capital Investment Fund as our only product. We were purely a financial institution making capital available to development organizations in South Dakota. We have become so much more by being responsive to the needs of our market and being willing to take calculated risks to meet those needs. None of it would have been possible without the caliber of the members of our board of directors … Read More »


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