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Cristin Stewart

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The Hot Springs Vault
Southern Hills On The Rise

Cristin grew up in Bailey, Colorado where she spent her childhood. After graduation she moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to attend college. While attending college, Cristin worked at DEA Construction Company where she was promoted to office manager. Since moving back to South Dakota, she has spent the last 11 years enjoying marriage, raising kids and working. Cristin worked in the medical field for the first part of those years; first as a receptionist in a doctor’s office and then from home as a medical transcriptionist for a national company. She also owned her own business as a medical transcription subcontractor. Four years ago, Cristin and her husband, Shane, bought an old rundown building that had been an old bar for over … Read More »


Change is in the Air

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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 »


Dakota Resources Receives Grant From SD Community Foundation

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Dakota Resources is honored to be a recipient of a $10,000 grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation.  Thank you to the Argus Leader and South Dakota Community Foundation for the recognition.  See the full story here: http://argusne.ws/1qttdi7


Don’t Forget to Pack the Positive Attitude

Blog on July 29th. Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Pack the Positive Attitude

If yours is like a lot of families, now is the time you’re enjoying your summer vacation. Whether it’s a trip to Grandpa and Grandma’s, a splashy visit to that perfect lake resort or camping in the mountains, you’ve figured out in advance what you need to take along and made a checklist so that nothing important is left behind—or remembered when you’re a hundred miles away from home.

Along with the jackets, swimsuits and fishing rods, let’s remember to pack our positive attitudes about the place we call home. It’s not always easy to remember that each and every one of us is an ambassador for our hometown, no matter where we go. People rely on us to inform them about our part of the world, and our most casual comment can color their perceptions about our community, county and … Read More »


2014 Dakota Rising Entrepreneur Fellows Chosen

Blog, News & Events on July 2nd. Comments Off on 2014 Dakota Rising Entrepreneur Fellows Chosen

Cristin Stewart, the Hot Springs Vault

Sarina Jensen, Black Hills Equestrian Center

Jordan Breeding, JB’s Country Store, LLC

Mark Bower, Aberdeen Parts Store, LLC

 
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 … Read More »



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