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Spotlight Media Nominated For ChamberChoice’s Business Of The Year Award

Spotlight Media Nominated For ChamberChoice’s Business Of The Year Award

Spotlight Media is honored to announce that we were nominated for ChamberChoice’s Business of the Year award. Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s ChamberChoice Awards is an annual event that recognizes the accomplishments of Fargo-Moorhead’s business community by honoring its leaders for their achievements. According to the FMWF Chamber of Commerce’s website, “Winners exemplify excellence through proven growth or stability, innovation, creativity, community leadership and achievements.”

ChamberChoice Award Finalist - Spotlight Media
Last year, Spotlight Media was one of the top three finalists for the ChamberChoice’s Small Business of the Year award. Even though Spotlight Media didn’t take the win, we were proud to be named a finalist among other exceedingly accomplished and successful businesses.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

ByteSpeed
Choice Financial
Cognosante
Cornerstone Bank
FBS
Heritage Homes
Intelligent InSites
Laney’s Inc.
Midco
Mortenson Construction
Office Sign Company
Park Co. Realtors
S&S Promotional Group Inc.
Spotlight Media
Starion Bank
Western State Bank

Results for the 2017 ChamberChoice Awards will be announced at the awards luncheon on Friday, May 19 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center. For more information about the ChamberChoice Awards, visit fmwfchamber.com.

ChamberChoice Awards Luncheon
Friday, May 19 | 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center

Account Manager Jenny Johnson Named Vice Chair Of YPN Leadership Committee

Account Manager Jenny Johnson Named Vice Chair Of YPN Leadership Committee

Spotlight Media is proud to announce that our account manager, Jenny Johnson, was named vice chair of the Young Professionals Network Leadership Committee.

“I have a deep passion for the opportunities that the Young Professionals Network offers and I think my natural enthusiasm will help promote the organization and keep current members engaged with the events and programs,” Johnson said.

The Young Professionals Network is a program of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber that assists young professionals from the Fargo-Moorhead community in enhancing their professional skill set, instill community engagement and diversify their networks. Johnson has been a member for over three years and acted as past chair of the YPN Social Committee. She said, the experience has allowed her “to make deeper connections with my peers as well as strengthen my leadership skills.”

“I am looking forward to continuing my involvement with the YPN Leadership Committee and Social Committee to develop new ideas to improve current initiatives and find ways to increase membership,” she said.

Under the current leadership of chair Amanda Carlson with State Farm, Samantha Gust of the Chamber and the YPN Leadership committee, Johnson hopes to help with new ideas for the organization, deepen the connection of YPN members with the FMWF Chamber of Commerce  and learn effective ways to lead the group when she advances to the chair position next year.

Congratulations, Johnson!

Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce
202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead
218-359-0512
fmwfchamber.com/YPN
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Publisher Mike Dragosavich Named One Of Chamber’s Board Of Directors

Publisher Mike Dragosavich Named One Of Chamber’s Board Of Directors

Photos courtesy of Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce

Spotlight Media is proud to announce that our publisher, Mike Dragosavich, was named as one of Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the decision behind one of the best chambers in the nation,” Dragosavich said. “I hope that my love for the community and its growing entrepreneurial ecosystem can help put the FMWF Chamber in a better position to serve our business community. My businesses have been impacted so well through the support of the FMWF Chamber that it gives me great excitement to give back.”

The FMWF Chamber is a bi-state, regional federation of more than 2,100 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 98,000 people. As the largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, it advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members.

Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber Of Commerce - Mike Dragosavich

Photo posted on Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page announcing the new Board of Directors members.

Dragosavich will join fellow newly elected board members Tom Dawson of Dawson Insurance, Jenni Huotari of Eide Bailly and Joanna Slominski of Mortenson Construction. Their terms will begin September 1, 2016.

Returning board members include: Beverley Adams, Sanford Health; Bernie Dardis, Indigo Signworks; Kyle Dorow, Essentia Health; Jodi Duncan, Flint Group; Peggy Kennedy, Minnesota State Community and Technical College; Michelle Kommer, Western State Bank; Doug Restemayer, D-S Beverages, Inc.; and Jeffry Volk, Moore Engineering, Inc.

Congratulations, Dragosavich!

Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce

202 First Avenue North, Moorhead
218-233-1100
fmwfchamber.com

Spotlight Media Named Small Business of the Year Finalist For ChamberChoice Award

Spotlight Media Named Small Business of the Year Finalist For ChamberChoice Award

Photos by Paul Flessland

Spotlight Media was honored to be in the top three businesses for the Small Business of the Year ChamberChoice Award.

Last month, about 800 people gathered at the Ramada Plaza & Suites for the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s ChamberChoice Awards. The annual event recognized the accomplishments of the business community by honoring its leaders for their achievements.

The 2016 ChamberChoice Awards had a record-breaking 650 nominations and 58 candidates. From the candidates, three finalists were named in six categories: Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Small Not-for-Profit of the Year, Not-for-Profit of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Professionals Best Place to Work. The winners were then unveiled at the luncheon on May 20. Finalists and winners were selected by a panel of independent judges from the regional business community, who evaluated accomplishments in the areas of business growth, innovation, creativity, community involvement and unique achievements relating to a specific business or industry.

Even though Spotlight Media didn’t take the win, it was proud to be named a finalist among other exceedingly accomplished and successful businesses.

Chamber Choice Awards

Chamber Choice Awards

Chamber Choice Awards

Chamber Choice Awards

Chamber Choice Awards

Chamber Choice Awards

Chamber Choice Awards

Spotlight Media Nominated For Chamber’s Small Business Of The Year Award

Spotlight Media Nominated For Chamber’s Small Business Of The Year Award

Spotlight Media is honored to be nominated for Spotlight Media’s Small Business of the Year award. The ChamberChoice Awards recognizes the best of the best when it comes to businesses in the FM area. According to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s website, “Winners exemplify excellence through proven growth or stability, innovation, creativity, community leadership and achievements.” Spotlight Media will officially find out if they won at the awards luncheon on Friday, May 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center.

Below is a list of last year’s winners.

Small Business of the Year: Office Sign Company
Business of the Year: Discovery Benefits, Inc.
Small Not-for-Profit of the Year: TNT Kids Fitness & Gymnastics
Not-for-Profit of the Year – Tie: Hospice of the Red River Valley and the Plains Art Museum
Entrepreneur of the Year: Matthew Lachowitzer, Matt’s Automotive Service Center
Young Professionals Best Place to Work: Choice Financial