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Introducing Spotlight Media’s 2 New Interns

Introducing Spotlight Media’s 2 New Interns

Photos by Paul Flessland

Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. As we’re sad to see team members leave, we’re always excited to announce our newest hires. Since all our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each member offers unique skills that help the Spotlight Media team become even stronger and more well-rounded.

Meet our two new interns and learn what makes them a perfect fit for our company.

Nick Hackl | Business Operations Intern

Nick Hackl Spotlight Media

“I’m from the Twin Cities, more specifically Plymouth, Minnesota. I went to Wayzata High School, which is known for a variety of our sports as well as the large number of students who attend the school (close to 4,000). I just finished my junior year at NDSU pursuing business management, following the footsteps of my Dad and continuing to run our family business called RMH Business Solutions, which helps small business owners in a one-stop shop to get payroll, corporation taxes, bookkeeping and many others all done at the same place. The company is a franchise and I hope to be able to fly out to the different locations and see what is doing well for the owners and what could be improved in a way that will increase revenue.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“Some fun things about me are that I started playing sports at a very young age and kept wanting to learn how to play a different sport each year. Due to that, I have played most sports: basketball, soccer, baseball, karate, cross-country running and skiing, track and field, football, dance, gymnastics, etc. Another fun thing is that freshmen year, I participated in reading a book a day. These books have ranged from leadership to motivation to even management.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“Throughout my Internship, I hope to accomplish what the operation side of a company all entails as well as how to overcome obstacles to keep a company thriving.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“If I could switch jobs with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, it would be Mike. The reason for this is I want to see how stressful it really is owning a company and waking up every morning asking the same question day after day: How can I make an impact not only to the people around me but also to the community?”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“And if Hollywood made a movie about my life, I would like to see Chris Pratt play me because in the industry he is one of the nicest actors out there and genuinely enjoys being in movies and not just trying to see what movie would make him the most money. And so for that, I would want someone to play me who is known for being nice and genuine just like many have told me countless times.”

Kyle Gliva | Accounting Intern

“I am from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and I plan on graduating from NDSU with a degree in accounting/finance next year. For my previous two jobs, I worked as a sod laborer and as a warehouse worker, so this job is completely new to me.”

Kyle Gliva Spotlight Media

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I’m on the NDSU wrestling team and I spend plenty of time with that, so I’m not sure if I consider that a hobby or another job. Besides that, I love to golf, lift weights, and sleep.”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
Book: “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
Movie: “Goodwill Hunting”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“I’ve never left the country.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“Saw the intern position posted on my career page, and it looked like an interesting position.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“I am looking forward to learning how a business operates from an internal perspective and how to account for it and making new relationships.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“Not really sure, Mike probably.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“Brad Pitt, similar looks.”

Introducing Spotlight Media’s 3 New Team Members

Introducing Spotlight Media’s 3 New Team Members

Photos by Paul Flessland

Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. As we’re sad to see team members leave, we’re always excited to announce our newest hires. Since all our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each member offers unique skills that help the Spotlight Media team become even stronger and more well-rounded.

Meet our three new team members and learn what makes them a perfect fit for our company.

Scott Rorvig | Sales Representative

“I grew up in on a cattle ranch outside of McVille, North Dakota (population of 500), and attended Dakota Prairie High School playing all sports possible. Then graduated from NDSU with a degree in sports management with a minor in business management during which I worked for the F-M RedHawks and NDSU Athletics. Post graduation, I have worked with Red River Financial and Eldermark Software.”

Scott Rorvig Spotlight Media

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I am a huge basketball guy, it has kind of dominated my life up to this point. I’m slowly opening up to new activities, such as snowboarding, running, biking. Anything to keep active/busy. Also big music guy, I have it playing about 90% of the day. If I could trade in all the lyrics in my head for useful knowledge, I may be a doctor.”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
Favorite book: “Blind Your Ponies” and “Shoe Dog”
Movie: “Dazed and Confused” and “Wolf of Wall Street”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“Graduated top four in my high school class … with a class size was 16. 🙂  I’m the only rancher to memorize all of Kanye’s songs—self-proclaimed.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“I love what it does for Fargo, showcases all the good that’s going on in our community. Also, I believe it is a company that will only constituent to grow and makes a good impact overall.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“I love getting out in the community and meeting the people that make the F-M area go and hopefully I can help them and their business do more of that in the future.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“Probably, Photographer Paul Flessland. I love photography. I am not really good at it unless you count anything done on an iPhone.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“I got to go with my man, Justin Bieber. We have to see if he has any acting chops.
Reason: C’mon, it’s the Biebs!”

Huong Tran | Web/Digital Coordinator

Huong Tran

“I was born in Vietnam, went to high school in the Twin Cities. I recently graduated from Concordia College with a degree in business marketing and organizational leadership. Prior to Spotlight Media, I worked on the college’s website for 2 years and had a couple internships in the F-M area on social media and graphic design. I’m very passionate about supporting non-profit and small local businesses.”

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I love going to local community events, hanging out with creative folks at local coffee shops, eating tons of European chocolate. Sometimes when I feel a little artsy, I would do some water coloring and think of myself as an Huong-Picasso.”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
“Kingsman! It’s a hilarious, action-packed movie about a spy organization, which makes me want to become a professional secret agent—maybe it should be my next job!”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“I know four languages and a couple web languages. Talk to me in Korean, Chinese and even Javascript!”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“I don’t remember how I got to my Spotlight Media application, but when I was invited in for an interview at Spotlight and first met Editorial Director Andrew Jason and Web Editor Samantha Stark. I was amazed by their passion and love for the F-M community, not to mention how much I love creative people. I’ve then decided this place should be my new home after college.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“The best thing I love so far is sharing an open office with our very talented editorial team. So, besides looking forward to growing my web and e-commerce knowledge, I’m hoping to come in excited every day and get inspired by our very own creative team members.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“Mike Dragosavich. I’ve only followed Mike to a client meeting once, but I’ve learned so much from him. I want to see how Mike fits 72 hours of work into his 24-hour day. Plus, Mike is pretty good with web too, so I wouldn’t worry so much about him being the web coordinator that one day I get to be the CEO.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“Emma Watson! She is a strong and independent individual who empowers young women all over the world. She is one of my role models and I don’t think anyone could possibly dislike her. Oh, and she has an accent and so do I.”

Seth Habhegger | Distribution & Circulation Manager

“I started out as a child, raised among the snowy wilds of rural Blackhoof Township in Carlton County in the lovely state of Minnesota. As the years progressed, I grew in knowledge and rapport, working in the financial industry and educating himself at the fine institutions of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and The New School, which is located within the soaring heights of New York City. Thus inculcated, I had the supreme pleasure of being hired by Spotlight Media in May of 2017.”

Seth Habhegger Spotlight Media

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“Thrilled to the utmost, I’m looking forward to helping create a new department within the company and using all of my accumulated knowledge and skills to help Spotlight Media be a ‘beacon’ to the Fargo-Moorhead community.”

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“On the personal side, I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife Beth and two young sons Rhone and Anders. I also enjoy reading, writing, singing, and helping Cass Act Players, a theater production group of which I’m a founding member, stage its first musical in 2018.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“Not many people know this but I once presented a paper about pop songs that relate to the apocalypse at a conference in Oxford, England. It was jolly good!”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“Alas, the only person who could portray me in a film would be the late, great Orson Welles. I just hope they use the younger version.”

Burger, BBQ And Beer Festival Is This Week – Get Your Tickets Today

Burger, BBQ And Beer Festival Is This Week – Get Your Tickets Today

Fargo Monthly‘s fourth annual Burgers, BBQ and Beer Festival is just around the corner, coming at you on Thursday, June 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Moorhead Center Mall parking ramp. The Fargo Monthly crew has been working tirelessly to prepare for this event and we promise that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

“At Fargo Monthly, we believe pushing the boundaries and trying new and creative things,” said Andrew Jason, Spotlight Media’s editorial director and the event’s organizer. “That’s why we’re beyond excited to be moving the Burgers, BBQ and Beer Festival to the Moorhead Center Mall parking ramp. With the help of Livewire and our great vendors, we are turning this into one of the coolest venues around.”

Didn’t make it last year’s event and don’t know what to expect? Read the 10 Bs of Fargo Monthly‘s Burgers, BBQ and Beer Festival. Learn more about the BBB Fest and other Spotlight Media events at spotlightmediafargo.com/events.

BBB Festival Fargo

Tickets are available at BurgerFestFargo.comWith a general admission ticket, you get full access to all the event’s activities: burgers, BBQ and beer samples and admission to Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrom’s concert.

2016 Burger Festival

VIDEO: Bison Illustrated Editor Talks With KVRR About Former Bison Football Coach Rocky Hager

VIDEO: Bison Illustrated Editor Talks With KVRR About Former Bison Football Coach Rocky Hager

Bison Illustrated Editor Joe Kerlin joined KVRR Local News to discuss Spotlight Media’s June magazines. In particular, he expanded on Bison Illustrated’s issue, “Where Are They Now?” which highlights former Bison football coach Rocky Hager’s memorable decade as head coach and his life after leaving NDSU. Watch the full video at KVRR.com.

Rocky Hager Bison Illustrated

Bison Illustrated

ROCKY HAGER: WHY ONE BISON GREAT CAN’T QUIT COACHING FOOTBALL

Our third annual “Where Are They Now?” issue of Bison Illustrated updates Bison Nation on one of the most important faces of NDSU Athletics from the late-1980s through the mid-1990s. Rocky Hager spent a memorable decade as head coach for the Bison football team. We talk to the North Dakota native at his new home – The College of New Jersey. Many more former Bison athletes are featured throughout the magazine. Kick up old memories with Bison of the past in this issue of Bison Illustrated.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY FOR FARGO MONTHLY’S BURGERS, BBQ AND BEER FESTIVAL!

The fourth annual Burgers, BBQ and Beer Festival is just around the corner, coming at you on Thursday, June 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Moorhead Center Mall parking ramp. The Fargo Monthly crew has been working tirelessly to prepare for this event and we promise that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

“At Fargo Monthly, we believe pushing the boundaries and trying new and creative things,” said Andrew Jason, Spotlight Media’s editorial director and the event’s organizer. “That’s why we’re beyond excited to be moving the Burgers, BBQ and Beer Festival to the Moorhead Center Mall parking ramp. With the help of Livewire and our great vendors, we are turning this into one of the coolest venues around.”

Tickets are available at BurgerFestFargo.comWith a general admission ticket, you get full access to all the event’s activities: burgers, BBQ and beer samples and admission to Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrom’s concert.

Read the latest issues of Spotlight Media’s magazines at spotlightmediafargo.com/magazines.

Take A Peek At Spotlight Media’s June Magazines

Take A Peek At Spotlight Media’s June Magazines

From weekend getaways to an exclusive look at the newly hired dean of the NDSU College of Business, the June magazines have it all. Check out our list of magazines that are out this month and see which one sparks your interest.

Each magazine is available by stand distribution throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area and select locations around the state. You can read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online or subscribe to Bison Illustrated to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month. Subscribe to Bison Illustrated here.  For more information about Spotlight Media’s publications, visit spotlightmediafargo.com/magazines.

Weekend Getaways Fargo Monthly

Fargo Monthly

This is the time that many outdoor-lovers, adventurers and families of all sorts look forward to when it comes to trips, so we worked with the tourism departments of each state to come up with a handful of great weekend getaways in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota so that you can take full advantage of a Midwest summer (or all seasons, in some cases). Also in this issue: fairs and festivals, Taco Bros. food truck, An Open Letter to the Coen Brothers.

Tiny House Design and Living Magazine

Design & Living Magazine

Across the country, people are making big lifestyle changes by joining the tiny house movement. We’ll introduce you to tiny homeowners right here in the FM and surrounding areas who built their homes in less than 700 square ft. See inside these efficient designs and find out why going tiny was right for these innovative individuals.

Scott Beaulier

When Scott Beaulier started last June as the dean of the NDSU College of Business, he was more than just a new hire. He represented a changing of the guard—a fresh, young face to oversee the school’s move into a new era of business education. We check in with him this month for a one-year recap of his time at the helm. Also in this issue: A day in the life of motivational speaker Mark J. Lindquist, why Carrie Leopold founded Fargo-Moorhead’s most popular maker space for kids and a look at a Fargo duo hoping to disrupt the health-drink industry with a little-known berry.

Rocky Hager Bison Illustrated

Bison Illustrated

Our third annual “Where Are They Now?” issue of Bison Illustrated updates Bison Nation on one of the most important faces of NDSU Athletics from the late-1980s through the mid-1990s. Rocky Hager spent a memorable decade as head coach for the Bison football team. We talk to the North Dakota native at his new home – The College of New Jersey. Many more former Bison athletes are featured throughout the magazine. Kick up old memories with Bison of the past in this issue of Bison Illustrated.

VIDEO: What Is Spotlight Media All About?

VIDEO: What Is Spotlight Media All About?

Seven years ago, Spotlight Media was created with the sole purpose to show locals and visitors all the metro area has to offer and to make all who live here proud to call Fargo home. What started with one man handing out CD-sized magazines along Broadway, has grown to 4 monthly and 2 yearly publications that encompass all that’s the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Everything that we have accomplished over these seven years has been thanks to our community. We couldn’t have done it without you.

We worked with Let’s Watch Productions to create a video that shows what Spotlight Media is all about. Enjoy!

Introducing Spotlight Media’s New Team Members

Introducing Spotlight Media’s New Team Members

Photos by Paul Flessland

Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. As we’re sad to see team members leave, we’re always excited to announce our newest hires. Since all our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each member offers unique skills that help the Spotlight Media team become even stronger and more well-rounded.

Meet our three new team members and learn what makes them a perfect fit for our company.

Scott Cramer | Videography Intern

Scott Cramer Videography intern

“I grew up in Kindred, North Dakota. I attended Concordia College for two years, then transferred to the Minnesota State University of Moorhead and changed my major from marketing to advertising. I’ve worked in the food industry, carpentry, engineering and television over the past few years.”

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I love going to the lake, going to concerts and I occasionally make videos for YouTube.”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
“My favorite book is ‘Unwind’ and my favorite movie—though I have many—is either The ‘Prestige,’ ‘Forrest Gump’ or any Marvel movie.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“I’ve been featured on Jimmy Fallon twice!”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“My sister used to work here and I’ve heard nothing but good things throughout the community about this company.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“Continuing to learn about video production and getting a chance to produce content more often than I used to.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“Photographer Paul Flessland. He gets to spend a lot of time outside of the office and he always looks like he’s having a good time.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“I’d like to say Dave Franco, but I think I have too much of a baby face for that and he’s like 30 years old now—I know, who would have thought. I’d be cool with Cole Sprouse giving it a shot.”

Pam Mjoness | Sales Administrative Assistant

Pam Mjoness

“I am born and raised in Moorhead. I worked with my husband launching our small business for the last 3 years. Prior to that, I was a 911 dispatcher for 10 years. I attended Concordia College in Moorhead double majoring in criminal justice and Spanish. My youngest daughter is also fluent in Spanish so we do have conversations between us so our family can’t understand.”

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“All 4 of my children have either played or are currently playing hockey. We are a year round hockey family with tennis and softball sprinkled in. When I’m not freezing at some hockey rink, I enjoy our backyard pool and knitting newborn hats that I donate to Essentia Health Birthing Center.”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
“Favorite book is actually my favorite author, Jennifer Weiner. I love her down-to-earth writing style. Favorite movie of all time is ‘Marley & Me.’ I still cry when watching it.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“I have 13 tattoos and 4 piercings. Not all are visible. As my mom would say, I ‘look normal’ from the outside.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“Having been in the sales industry for the past 3 years, what originally drew me to Spotlight was the additional networking I could do and also bring my experiences to the table. I knew a little bit about how the company was started and how it has grown right here in Fargo.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“Learning new things and really challenging myself to take initiative to drive home tasks that are not only given to me but created for me by me. I love to be inventive and try to come up with new strategies to work with. My brain is constantly moving at 100 mph.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“I think everybody here at Spotlight has a heavy load. I would like to shadow Mike (Dragosavich) but not actually BE him. See what he goes through day to day. The stressors he has here trying to manage and run a very successful company and what he envisions for the future. I think he also has a brain that runs 100 mph.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“Drew Barrymore. Now for you really young people, you will not get this but when I was younger, people would say I was a dead ringer for her in the movie ‘Savannah Smiles.’ We are both wives and mothers who try to balance family life and work life. Granted, I have more kids but she has a busier work schedule than I.”

Liz McLain | Office Manager

“I was born and raised in Moorhead, Minnesota. I was able to be home with my now 6-month-old son, Eli, prior to working for Spotlight Media. Previously, I worked as a staffing consultant/recruiter for Express Employment Professionals for a little over a year. Prior to that, I was employed as an intake administrative specialist and allocations champion with Integreon Managed Solutions for three years, working closely with a labor relations company as well as with the shipping unions and corresponding employers. I obtained my associate degree in human resources from Minnesota State Community and Technical College. I was the student life officer for the on-campus Student Human Resources Organization and am a member of the honor society Phi Theta Kappa. I am also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Fargo-Moorhead Human Resource Society.”

Liz McLain

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“Outside of my professional life, much of my time is taken up by my son, Eli. I am an avid reader! I created my own book club a little over a year ago with friends and passively participate in another book club if the book is of interest to me. I also enjoy writing poetry and short stories. I have even started to write a novel.

“I love music and enjoy attending live shows. I enjoy spending time outdoors at the lake, in the parks around the area, traveling to the many different State and National Parks. I thoroughly enjoy hiking and camping. I went on a month long road trip a few years ago where I visited 9 different states, a minimum of 10 different National Parks, hiked hundreds of miles, traveled almost 5,000 miles and slept in a tent at least 23 of the 27 nights.

“I enjoy watching football, hockey and motocross/supercross. I have dabbled in cosplay and have a knack for sewing. I have a large collection of board games and like to have friends over or go to friend houses to play them. I love Hayao Miyazaki films and even have a 1/2 sleeve tattoo in progress featuring most of his characters.”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
“It would be difficult to pin down my absolute favorite book. I thoroughly enjoy the ‘Harry Potter’ series and ‘Dream a Little Dream’ by Piers Anthony. My all time favorite movie is ‘The Last Unicorn.'”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“Something surprising? Depending on your personal outlook when learning things about someone, everything could be! I already mentioned my sewing skills but I also am skilled at cake/cookie decorating.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“I was very excited when I saw there was an opportunity with Spotlight Media! I have known of the magazines and about the company for some time. I love that it is local and has so much potential! I also was in a photo in the December 2011 issue of FM Spotlight.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“As Office Manager, I am looking forward to learning more about the ins and outs of this type of business. I am happy that I will have my skill set put to work and be able to better develop others as well as gain new ones.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“Someone in the editorial staff! I do not know enough about all the ins and outs to get an accurate answer. However, I would enjoy assisting in obtaining stories and information for the magazine. It would be an added satisfaction seeing the hard work in the magazine ones it goes live online and the printed copies arrive in the office.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“The only name that comes to mind for an actress to play me is Blake Lively. I like most of the movies she has done and if I got to semi be involved with the movie, I may even meet her beau, Ryan Reynolds!”

Take A Peek At Spotlight Media’s May Magazines

Take A Peek At Spotlight Media’s May Magazines

From the reveal of the Favor Award winners to a 30,000-feet view of drones in North Dakota, the May magazines have it all. Check out our list of magazines that are out this month and see which one sparks your interest.

Each magazine is available by stand distribution throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area and select locations around the state. You can read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online or subscribe to Bison Illustrated to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month. Subscribe to Bison Illustrated here.  For more information about Spotlight Media’s publications, visit spotlightmediafargo.com/magazines.

Fargo Monthly May 2017

Fargo Monthly’s Flavor Awards 2017: We had the people of Fargo-Moorhead nominate and vote for their favorite local dishes, drinks and establishments over the course of the last few months to find the best of the best in the local dining scene. And now, after an overwhelming number of responses and support, we’re showcasing what came out on top in our second annual Flavor Awards.

Design and living may 2017

Design & Living Magazine

Grow your style with our 2017 Spring into Summer Shopping Guide! Blooming with locally sourced finds, this guide is sure to freshen up your home, inside and out!

Fargo INC May 2017

Fargo INC!

Are drones and automated systems the next two big industries in North Dakota? A number of business and political leaders think so. In this wide-ranging cover story, we cover everything from drone racing to precision agriculture to self-driving cars. We also preview the upcoming Drone Focus Conference 2017, and U.S. Sen. John Hoeven even makes an appearance. Also in this issue: A TEDxFargo speaker preview, the opening of Kilbourne Group’s Roberts Garage and why North Dakota is the No. 1 state for Millennials.

Bison Illustrated May 2017

Bison Illustrated

We dip into the NFL for the May edition of Bison Illustrated and caught up with several former Bison. Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Kyle Emanuel maps out his path into the League while associate head coach for the Baltimore Ravens Jerry Rosburg lists his long journey to the Super Bowl. Jon Gruden also drops by Fargo during his offseason tour. Checkout what he said about NDSU.

Bison Illustrated Editor Talks With KVRR About Kyle Emanuel’s NFL Journey

Bison Illustrated Editor Talks With KVRR About Kyle Emanuel’s NFL Journey

Bison Illustrated Editor Joe Kerlin joined KVRR Local News to discuss Spotlight Media’s May magazines. In particular, he expanded on Bison Illustrated’s issue, “NFL Life With Kyle Emanuel,” which highlights the journey of Kyle Emanuel through his days at North Dakota State University and what he did to end up in the NFL. Watch the full video at KVRR.com.

Bison Illustrated May 2017

Bison Illustrated

NFL Life With Kyle Emanuel

We dip into the NFL for the May edition of Bison Illustrated and caught up with several former Bison. Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Kyle Emanuel maps out his path into the League while associate head coach for the Baltimore Ravens Jerry Rosburg lists his long journey to the Super Bowl. Jon Gruden also drops by Fargo during his offseason tour. Check out what he said about NDSU.

May magazines

Read the latest issues of Spotlight Media’s magazines at spotlightmediafargo.com/magazines.

Editorial Director Participates In SBA’s Emerging Leaders Business Training Program

Editorial Director Participates In SBA’s Emerging Leaders Business Training Program

Photo special to Spotlight Media

Editorial Director Andrew Jason is participating in the U.S. Small Business Administration Emerging Leaders Initiative in Fargo. The seven-month federal training initiative provides small business owners the opportunity to work with experienced mentors, attend approximately 100 hours of specialized workshops, network with fellow leaders and take that next step in the growth process.

“I am so excited to be learning from some of the most knowledgeable business professionals I’ve met,” Jason said. “Not only am I excited to learn from the facilitator Karen Froelich, but I’m also thrilled to work with other business leaders like Ashley Morken of Unglued, Tom Enright of GoodBulb and many others. I can’t wait to take what I learn to help grow our company and create as much impact as possible.”

Upon graduation of the program, participants have a three-year growth action plan and a sturdy network of peers and industry experts. According to SBA’s website, its “outreach in these communities has resulted in entrepreneurial success that generates new jobs, attracts investment and provides a more sustainable economic base in distressed areas.”

For more information about Emerging Leaders Fargo, visit sba.gov/emergingleaders.

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