DL News Staff
What makes a workplace great for employees and makes them want to come in everyday? How do you create genuine enthusiasm and excitement about your product or service? As unemployment rates drop, particularly in the high tech arena and the gap between skilled workers and open positions increases, leaders are struggling to keep their best employees from leaving for bigger paychecks or more perks. Finding and retaining motivated workers is becoming more difficult. A compilation of studies about successful companies whether small or large, share these six elements.
Detroit Lakes lawyer David Stowman has received the Minnesota State Bar Association 2005 Author's Award for his contributions to the publication Bench & Bar of Minnesota. The Wiblis-hauser Author's Award is presented annually by the MSBA to the individual member judged to have contributed the best article to Bench & Bar in the preceding year. In the past, the award has been presented to the author of a single article. Stowman however, won for his monthly President's Page columns. "The topics David addressed were consistently timely, important and potentially controversial," said Mark F.
First Security Bank in Detroit Lakes recently announced the promotion of Deb Disse and Cara Frank. Disse was promoted to teller supervisor. An October Super Service Award recipient, Disse has worked for the local Summit Avenue bank for the past five years and said she is looking forward to the additional responsibilities of her new position. Frank was promoted to assistant vice president for First Security, working in the area of consumer and commercial lending.
BROWN -- a boy, Logan Francis; born February 10, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz. to Francine Brown.
GULLARD -- a girl, Paige Marie; born February 9, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz. to Melissa and Kevin Gullard.
Snyder named to dean's list Cara M Snyder of Rochert has been named to the fall dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Snyder is a senior majoring in management computer systems and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. Ziegler earns honors Air Force Cadet Jesse M. Ziegler has earned honors with placement on the Commandant's and Dean's Lists at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Aune receives MA degree from U of M Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, honored 328 graduates Jan. 22. Two ceremonies were held at the Shrine Center Auditorium in Minneapolis where honorees represented doctorate, post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate academic programs at the Twin Cities campus. Brother Craig J. Franz, FSC, Ph.D., university president, presided over the two ceremonies. Among those receiving degrees was Chantelle Aune, daughter of Dave and Mary Aune of Detroit Lakes. Chantelle received an MA degree in Educational Administration.
Like millions of fellow Americans I have been glued to the TV set the last couple of weeks watching the Olympic games. I, too, have always yearned to be the best at something. Something that was uniquely mine, a talent that could not be denied. A talent that defined who I am and of course made me rich and famous, or at the least rich. Alas, I am neither rich nor famous, so I must live my dreams through other people. While NBC is under attack for showing too many sentimental features about the athletes, I absorb each and every story.
I've learned to turn down the constant barrage of advertisements on radio, television, internet, newspaper, magazines, billboards, and those inevitable, unwelcome suppertime calls from telemarketers. On occasion, I do "tune in" to ads, often in disbelief about the products portrayed as nearly indispensable for my life, health or happiness. Lots of money is spent to convince consumers that a product is indeed very special.
Mr. T is Lake Park-Audubon School District's Teacher of the Year. And now, Terry Teiken -- students fondly call him Mr. T -- is a semifinalist for state honors. "It's nice," began the longtime educator of the district recognition in an interview Monday, "but education is a team effort.