Prairie Business enterprise magazine honors dozens from area in its first movie award presentation

GRAND FORKS — Prairie Organization is hoping something new for its awards ceremony this calendar year: a video presentation.

Each individual yr the

Grand Forks-centered magazine, which circulates in the Dakotas and western Minnesota,

honors completed business enterprise gurus in its Top 25 Gals in Small business, 40 Underneath 40, and Leaders & Legacies award categories. Men and women are nominated by their friends, personnel and coworkers and picked by Prairie Enterprise team.

The journal has hosted a recognition party for five years, with attendance developing every year to somewhere around 200 final year. But this yr, a alter was vital.

“In the earlier, we have held this event in the posh environments of regional convention centers, but this year due to the pandemic, that is, regretably, impossible,” Prairie Business enterprise Publisher Korrie Wenzel describes in the movie. “Thus the to start with at any time Prairie Company electronic recognition event.”

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Korrie Wenzel is publisher of the Grand Forks Herald.

The 33-moment video clip commences with a transient musical presentation by Billy Lurken, a musician from Mitchell, S.D., who has been the featured musician at the previous two in-human being Prairie Small business functions. As Lurken performs, pics from final year’s function at The Avalon in Fargo are demonstrated.

Just after that, the magazine profiles the winners of its many awards, including 40 Beneath 40, Major 25 Girls in Enterprise and Leaders & Legacies. The latter category consists of brief speeches from most of the 10 winners.

This is the 2nd yr for Leaders & Legacies, the most prestigious award bestowed by Prairie Company. This year’s 10 Leaders & Legacies winners are Dean Anagnost, Bismarck Ben Carlsrud, Fargo Verne Dosch, Mandan David Doxtad, Sioux Falls, S.D. Tom Erickson, Grand Forks Brenda K. Foster, Minot John Kutch, Minot Kristi Magnuson Nelson, Grand Forks Randy Newman, Grand Forks and Gary Petersen, Bismarck.

Leaders & Legacies winners are chosen thinking about “the excellent factors they have carried out in small business, no matter if in latest a long time (Leaders) or around a lifetime (Legacies),” Wenzel mentioned.

In total, 75 awards are introduced during the Prairie Company video, which is sponsored by To start with Global Lender and Have faith in, TrueNorth Steel, Marco and Office Indication Business.