On the Street business news, July 22 – Alexandria Echo Press

SERVPRO earns platinum award

SERVPRO held its 53rd once-a-year conference from July 5-9 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas in Dallas, TX. SERVPRO of Douglas and Otter Tail counties received the Founder’s Platinum Award at a gala award ceremony.

Trevor R. Rossum, proprietor of the regional SERVPRO joined a group of far more than 1,050 franchise homeowners in attendance. The party also identified 58 SERVPRO business people who surpassed a million dollars in profits for the very first time in the previous company calendar year.

“It’s remarkable and enjoyable to acquire this award,” explained Rossum, “especially in this tough small business natural environment. At a time when there seemed to be additional problems than methods, SERVPRO ongoing to offer professional direction and support. This permitted our crew of devoted remediation experts to continue to offer reputable, prompt, qualified hearth and h2o cleanup and restoration, mildew mitigation, and remediation companies to household and enterprise proprietors in our neighborhood when they required our support.”

Viking Financial institution hires Blakesley

Viking Lender, with destinations in Alexandria and Ashby, not long ago employed Ryan Blakesley as a small business banker in the Alexandria locale.


Ryan Blakesley

Blakesley is an Alexandria native and a graduate of Jefferson Superior School as effectively as a graduate from the Alexandria Spot Technological and Neighborhood Faculty with an associate’s degree in finance and credit management.

Mark Grandgenett, president of Viking Lender, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Ryan back again to the Viking Lender relatives. Ryan has 12 decades of banking encounter with a weighty emphasis on industrial and small business banking, like former credit score investigation experience right here at Viking Bank.”

Viking Bank is a locally owned Community Financial institution chartered in the City of Alexandria, with a branch in Ashby.

Geneva Capital named best workplace

Geneva Funds in Alexandria was named a Top rated Place of work for the fourth consecutive yr, in accordance to the Star Tribune, which acknowledges the most progressive businesses in Minnesota primarily based on personnel opinions (collected by way of a third-social gathering survey).

The survey actions engagement, organizational overall health, and fulfillment at community, private and nonprofit businesses across Minnesota.

Regarding the honor, Geneva Capital founder and CEO Mark Watkins reported, “We’ve generally reported ‘Geneva Funds is the top staff activity.’ From working day-one particular, we have manufactured a actual effort to uncover people today who align with that mentality, and our team society is a enormous element in the achievement we’ve seen in excess of the a long time.”

Geneva Money President Andrew Cavers included, “Earning this award is always a ‘feel-good’ for the staff. It’s unquestionably some thing we hope for when we entire the Major Workplaces survey, but we don’t just just take the award and move on. We use it to aid gauge the in general sentiments of our staff. We dissect the benefits and establish spots we require to boost. As a leader, listening to personnel and discovering how we can make Geneva an even superior area to do the job is the real earn.”

A total list of individuals chosen is readily available at



Arvig wins top workplace honor

Arvig has been named one particular of Minnesota’s Prime Workplaces for 2022 by the Star Tribune, earning it the only world wide web support provider to rank in the newspaper’s annual study this yr.

This is the fourth 12 months staff members have provided feedback that premiums Arvig as a person of the very best organizations to operate for in Minnesota. Arvig ranks No. 38 amid the 50 leading significant organizations on the listing of 200 workplaces. Arvig was formerly regarded as a Top rated Place of work in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

“The credit history for this Top Workplaces distinction goes to Arvig’s fantastic personnel,” mentioned David Arvig, vice president and COO at Arvig. “This recognition is a reflection of their travel to serve our communities, perseverance to shoppers and determination to shaping a business tradition that inspires us to do our greatest function each working day.”

The examination integrated responses from extra 79,000 personnel at Minnesota general public, non-public and nonprofit companies. The survey steps worker engagement, organizational wellness and pleasure.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Best Workplaces, a firm will have to have far more than 50 workers in Minnesota. Above 4,000 firms were invited to take part.

Headquartered in Perham, Minnesota, Arvig is a area, worker-owned broadband and total-services telecommunications company.