Employees of several local businesses recently attend a daylong business training class in Microsoft Excel, which was provided by TrainND in partnership with the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Those who participated included Catherine Larson and Deborah Schafer from Quality Service and Repair, Christina Kuntz from First Community Credit Union, Nancy Hardy from the City of Jamestown and Laurie Erickson from the Chamber.
Jamestown Board of REALTORS 2018 officers were sworn in by Lyn Dwyer, North Dakota Association of REALTORS president, at a recent Jamestown Board of REALTORS meeting. Pictured, from left, are Crystal Lytle, JBOR director at large; Jessica Clemens, JBOR secretary; Sally Domke, JBOR pesident-elect; Austin Bauer, JBOR president; and Diann Loper, JBOR past president. Special to The Sun
The Noridian Values Award recipient for September is Shelly Obenauer. The Values Award is presented monthly to an employee who exhibits the Noridian business values: constant innovation, service excellence, responsible stewardship, effective collaboration and integrity. Obenauer’s service, accuracy and willingness to help whenever needed won her the award this month.
A Techstars Startup Weekend will be Dec. 1-3 at the University of Jamestown. The free event begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and goes until 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The 54-hour event is designed to help entrepreneurs. On Friday, participants brainstorm, business plan development and basic prototype creation. By Sunday, the last day, there will be demonstrations and presentations.
Shawn Haakenson and Wade Lambrecht recently joined the R.M. Stoudt sales team. Former Quick Lane Service Adviser Alex Aemisegger also moved into a sales role. Haakenson is from Jamestown and has spent his last 12 years at the James River Correctional Center. Lambrecht, from Ypsilanti, has decades of sales experience including Fastenal and Valley Sales.
Two births were reported Friday by Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Nov. 3, daughter, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, to McKenzie Drake and Casey Sadek, Valley City. Nov. 3, son, 9 pounds, 5 ounces, to Kyla and Owen Lubenow, Montpelier
Trinity Lutheran Church in Jamestown is seeking food donations, responding to a challenge by Thrivent to be among the first 100 groups in the Thrivent Northland Region to collect 500 items of food in November to donate to a local food shelf. Thrivent will give $500 to the food shelf agency receiving the food donations from each of the first 100 groups to document in photo a pyramid of at least 500 food items.
The Christmas Boutique Gift & Craft Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jamestown Civic Center. Regional artisans and crafters will offer items for sale. Admission is $2 per person, and preschool children get in free. There will be more than 120 booths and vendors selling holiday-related gifts, decorations, foods and more.
The Santa Mailbox will be available for children to drop off letters starting Sunday at the Jamestown Civic Center. Children coming Sunday can write a letter using stationary provided by the Civic Center staff while their parents shop the Christmas Boutique Gift & Craft Show. After Sunday the mailbox and stationary materials will be in the Civic Center lobby from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for kids to drop off letters with a return address for Santa to reply to letters received by Dec. 22.
Due to the Veterans Day holiday, there will be no garbage pickup on Friday, Nov. 10, according to the city engineer’s office. Thursday and Friday’s route will be picked up on Thursday, Nov. 9. All other pickups will be on the regularly scheduled day beginning at 7 a.m. The baling facility will be closed Friday, Nov. 10.