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Miller and Brunner update on JDSC

DeAnn Brunner, business development manager, and Holly Miller, marketing director, both of the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp., shared information about the progress with Dakota Spirit Ag Plans for the Ethanol Plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park and the latest news with the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant at the recent Rotary meeting.

CHS will build its plant in the SEPA Park, but is planning on building two miles east of Cargill Malting plant along the Stutsman-Barnes County border, Brunner said. CHS liked the SEPA park area, but when it started laying out its rail needs along with input from the BSNF, it decided to go with the new location. Both projects will bring about 2,000 skilled workers during the construction phase, with about 250 to 400 full-time positions when completed.

Miller discussed the ACT Work Ready Communities program, saying Jamestown and Stutsman County are one of 10 communities in the U.S. approved to participate in the program.

“It can be tough finding the right employee, with the right skill set being available for a business to hire, so this program will assist the businesses and future employees to match their skill sets with the job needs,” Miller said.

This is a new program which will need employers to be a part of this endeavor, she said. For more information individuals may contract Holly, holly@growing jamestown. com.

Carrie Orn welcomed members and guests at the meeting. Larry Hoffman gave the table blessing, Marv Tokach led the group in singing and Doug Panchot collected “Happy Dollars.”

Today’s guest is Alden Kollman. National Honor Society students this month are Maggie Erickson and Macy Kopp, juniors at Jamestown High School. A sign-up sheet for bell ringing for the Salvation Army was sent around with dates to ring of Dec. 3-4 by the Home of Economy entrance at the Buffalo Mall. Orn also reminded members that delivering Meals on Wheels is the first Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. She will email the days that are still not covered.

Don Redmann is today’s speaker, Bob Badal will give the invocation, Gail Martin will lead in music, and Vince Gregor is sergeant-at-arms.