Business

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 21, 2017 Show 160 Hour 2

A new Honors program at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology invites highly motivated students to seek a deeper education, one that's tied closely to the challenges of the real world. We're joined by Dr. Scott Kenner and Dr. Demitris Kouris from SDSMT.

Shon Anderson is with B9Creations, an international 3D printer company based in Rapid City. He joins us to talk about building an international business from the Black Hills of South Dakota and building a culture of innovation and imagination.

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In The Moment ... August 21, 2017 Show 160 Hour 1

The South Dakota Board of Technical Education was formed July 1st after the passage of Amendment R. Dana Dykhouse serves as board president. He joins us for a conversation about workforce development in the state and about how the technical school grads of today just might become the small business owners and entrepreneurs of South Dakota’s tomorrow.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 31 2017, Show 145 Hour 1

Larry Campbell's fascination with the Missouri River inspired a journey from the river's source to the place where it merges with the Mississippi. Along the way, he found a lot more than a river. His book is called "Rollin Down the River." He speaks at Rotary in Yankton tomorrow at noon. But first he joins us on In the Moment. To receive a 10 percent discount on an autographed copy of the book, order it online from the author: https://larryncampbell.com/

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 14, 2017 Show 134 Hour 1

Matthew Curry plays JazzFest tonight in Sioux Falls. You can see him on the Main Stage at around 8:30. He's opening for Robert Cray. He's also opened for the Steve Miller Band, the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton. He joins us with band mate Mike Nellas for this week’s Moment in Sound.

As the South Dakota Hall of Fame inducts the class of 2017 this September, we welcome the inductees on In the Moment. Today we welcome Thomas Shortbull, president of Oglala Lakota College.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 1

A biospecimens working group for a national children's health program has a new co-chair. This group is part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Amy Elliott is a Sanford researcher and was appointed by her ECHO colleagues. ECHO is an initiative of the National Institute of Health that studies how environmental exposures affect child health and development. Dr. Elliott joins us with more.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Biotechnology is a booming business, and South Dakota companies are competing with organizations around the globe. Local scientists pioneer medicine, agriculture, manufacturing, and research. A researcher-turned-business developer outlines his assessment for area investors and scientists in an extended interview.

South Dakota Biotech's annual summit brought professionals together for the discussion, and some future scientists help equip fellow kids.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 26, 2017 Show 122 Hour 1

Dee Dee Raap is a business consultant, motivational speaker, and author. Her book Journey Words offers strategies for great customer service. She joins us for a conversation about self-care and service.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Thousands of soccer players and fans descend on Sioux Falls this weekend. The city hosts a regional youth soccer tournament. Organizers say no other sporting event in Sioux Falls has a larger economic impact. This isn’t the first time the city welcomes soccer teams from the region. Sioux Falls prepares for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Midwest Championships.

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In The Moment ... June 6, 2017 Show 108 Hour 1

Rebekah Scott is a South Dakota businesswoman whose designs have gone from sewing table to national Internet retail. She joins us today to talk about women in business, building a brand, and the early wonders of her 4-H education.

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In The Moment ... May 23, 2017 Show 099 Hour 2

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 3, 2017 Show 085 Hour 1

For national Small Business Week, we sit down with Sioux Falls businessman Vick Strizheus. He's an international internet entrepreneur, speaker, author and business strategist. He's founder and creator of Four Percent, a training center for modern entrepreneurs.

Kealey Bultena

Avera leaders say a new campus in Sioux Falls can better serve people with specialty health needs and promote economic growth. Wednesday Avera Health announced plans for building projects including new buildings and a surgical hospital.

Avera on Louise is the name of an additional campus planned for 82 acres at 69th Street and Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls.

Dr. Dave Kapaska is Avera McKennan Hospital’s President and CEO.

Whiteclay Liquor Stores For Sale

Mar 7, 2017
Courtesy Wikipedia

Clean streets, beautiful store fronts, tourist traffic, Lakota entrepreneurs and community development. This is the future some Nebraskans see if efforts to buy-out the liquor stores in the reservation border town of Whiteclay are successful. 

And as this grass-roots movement for community revitalization moves forward comes word that a hearing to decide if the stores in Whiteclay will have their liquor licenses renewed has been postponed until next month. 

Courtesy Veterans Administration

A national call center planned for the VA Black Hills Health Care System facility in Hot Springs is on track with employing staff and starting operations. The recently enacted freeze on hiring federal employees will not have an impact on the call center.

Matthew Eitutis is Acting Director of Member Services for the V.A. His department currently staffs 5 national call centers across the country.

Eitutis says President Trump’s recent freeze on federal hiring does not affect the sixth call center planned for Hot Springs.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

It’s the start of this year’s legislative session, and leaders are already split over how to budget new money coming to South Dakota. Online retailer Amazon is starting to collect sales tax on South Dakota purchases next month. Its timing could pose a planning issue.

Amazon begins charging both state and local sales tax for South Dakota purchases in February. Democrat and State Senator Billie Sutton says lawmakers should include those dollars in the budget that starts July first.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

South Dakota’s two largest cities are breaking building permit records again. Rapid City is more than $50 million ahead of the previous top year. Sioux Falls is setting a record for the fourth year in a row, and the year isn't over yet.

Right now building permits in Rapid City are worth more than $310 million. Division manager of building inspections Brad Solon says Rapid City hit its previous record in November, so every permit since pushes the landmark higher.

Photographer Bonny Fleming On Her Digital Art And New Gallery

Dec 8, 2016
Bonny Fleming

Bonny Fleming is a photographer and digital artist in the Black Hills.  Her work includes landscapes and wildlife of the Black Hills and Badlands.

Think of a stand of ponderosa pine trees silhouetted against the vivid layered colors of a Black Hills sunset, or a lone bighorn sheep atop steep snow-filled gullies of the Badlands, or a close-up of a coiled prairie rattlesnake about to strike.  

South Dakota Retailers Association

The election and ag commodity prices have caused caution in South Dakota shoppers. Shawn Lyons, executive director of the South Dakota Retailers Association, visits about the retail forecast for the holiday season.

Courtesy Native American Natural Foods

A South Dakota based Native American food company has been recognized as a Certified B Corporation. The non-profit organization B Lab judges businesses on how they benefit their workers, their community and the world.  

Native American Natural Foods is based in the Pine Ridge Reservation village of Kyle. Since it created the buffalo-meat and cranberry health snack “Tanka Bar’ in 2007 it’s become a nationally recognized leader in the natural foods field.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

A panel of community members can soon weigh in on work happening in Rapid City Schools. People can apply to be part of a community advisory council. The group will meet once a month to discuss issues related to education in a broad context.

Rapid City Area Schools superintendent Lori Simon says she’s been talking about a community advisory board since she interviewed for the district’s top job. Simon says people who live and work in the community have ideas and perspectives to contribute.

New Focus On Helping Native Veterans Buy Homes

Nov 11, 2016
Courtesy Mazaska Financial

A group called the South Dakota Native Home Ownership Coalition has created a new home ownership committee to focus on the housing needs of Native veterans in the state. The group focuses specifically on housing stock and land issues, homebuyer education and subsidies for Native American veterans.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Three in four South Dakota voters say the state should cap payday lending interest rates. Initiated Measure 21 garnered support from 270,278 people.

Steve Hildebrand owns a coffee shop in Downtown Sioux Falls. Customers who visited him Wednesday offered him congratulations with their orders.

Hildebrand has campaigned in favor of limiting the interest rate payday lenders can charge. He says a coalition of churches, groups, and concerned citizens support the move.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

People who study differences across generations say they have some tips for business leaders and workers. Experts with a Minneapolis organization are in Sioux Falls. They’re discussing the social and business benefits of creating a collaborative atmosphere across ages.

Scott Zimmer is the Generation X representative for BridgeWorks. Hannah Ubl is the millennial. They both say all age groups attract stereotypes. 

"Scott’s generation was slackers, grunge, Nirvana, flannel,” Ubl says.

USD alum Paul Glader returns to Vermillion for a lecture on the the power of great groups. He joins Dakota Midday for a preview. They discuss the synergy of Silicon Valley, how other nations endeavor to emulate American collaboration, and the inspiration of USD luminary Doc Farber.

Lakota-Owned Business Opens In Oelrichs

Aug 29, 2016
Photo by Jim Kent

 A Lakota man and his wife have assumed ownership of a business at a Pine Ridge Reservation border town. This might not sound like a major news story...but we visited the couple to discuss what’s becoming a growing trend around Pine Ridge…Lakota owned and operated enterprises.

Just off Highway 385 and 13 miles west of the Pine Ridge Reservation sits the town of Oelrichs. Population 126.

RCP&E Railway Expands To Serve More Farmers

Jul 6, 2016

South Dakotans should expect more rail traffic as the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad expands. Governor Dennis Daugaard is commemorating the completion of two main sidings on the railway this week.

New Project Aims To Employ At Risk Teens

Jul 5, 2016
Thrive

There is a stereotype that teenagers like to do reckless and dumb things.  Some research  backs up this notion.  Neurologists have found that teenage brains don’t process risk the same way adults do.

This might be why many teens are drawn to extreme sports… take the X Games for example.

But extreme sports are not usually sanctioned by schools and they require gear, like rock climbing shoes, downhill mountain bikes, and snowboard pants.   

Brexit Could Benefit South Dakota Business

Jun 25, 2016

After Thursday’s vote to leave the European Union, the UK’s business future is still hazy. But for South Dakota, one expert thinks this new opportunity could result in further trade abroad.

Rapid City Chamber of Commerce & Community Conversations

The Rapid City Chamber of Commerce met Thursday morning to reveal a new initiative to promote racial equality in the workplace. It’s a pledge, called “In the Spirit of Mitákuye Oyás’in or We Are All Related” and comes after a yearlong process of identifying social issues in the city.

The pledge to end discrimination in Rapid City businesses came after the Chamber was approached by Community Conversations, an organization formed to address racial inequality.

Courtesy Cuny Communications

The Pine Ridge Reservation has a new banking service that operates on 4 wheels. The “Rolling Rez Bus” brings the Lakota Federal Credit Union to tribal members living in remote areas of Pine Ridge saving them time, gas and money.

Beginning this week and once-a-week from now on, tribal members in the village of Pine Ridge, Oglala or even the remote Red Shirt Table will have access to a bank with the arrival of the “Rolling Rez Bus”.

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