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

SERVPRO earns platinum award

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

Trevor R. Rossum, owner of the regional SERVPRO joined a team of more than 1,050 franchise house owners in attendance. The party also identified 58 SERVPRO business people who surpassed a million dollars in earnings for the initially time in the earlier business year.

“It’s fascinating and enjoyable to obtain this award,” said Rossum, “especially in this tricky enterprise ecosystem. At a time when there appeared to be more challenges than alternatives, SERVPRO ongoing to present professional assistance and assistance. This authorized our team of devoted remediation specialists to continue on to supply responsible, prompt, qualified hearth and water cleanup and restoration, mildew mitigation, and remediation solutions to home and business enterprise owners in our group when they needed our help.”

Viking Bank hires Blakesley

Viking Financial institution, with areas in Alexandria and Ashby, not long ago hired Ryan Blakesley as a organization banker in the Alexandria location.


Ryan Blakesley

Blakesley is an Alexandria indigenous and a graduate of Jefferson Higher College as nicely as a graduate from the Alexandria Place Technical and Community University with an associate’s degree in finance and credit rating administration.

Mark Grandgenett, president of Viking Bank, claimed, “We are excited to welcome Ryan back to the Viking Lender loved ones. Ryan has 12 several years of banking expertise with a large emphasis on professional and company banking, including prior credit evaluation experience listed here at Viking Bank.”

Viking Financial institution is a domestically owned Group Lender chartered in the Metropolis of Alexandria, with a branch in Ashby.

Geneva Money named leading workplace

Geneva Capital in Alexandria was named a Top rated Place of work for the fourth consecutive 12 months, in accordance to the Star Tribune, which recognizes the most progressive providers in Minnesota primarily based on worker viewpoints (gathered by using a 3rd-occasion survey).

The study measures engagement, organizational overall health, and satisfaction at public, personal and nonprofit corporations throughout Minnesota.

With regards to the honor, Geneva Money founder and CEO Mark Watkins said, “We’ve generally explained ‘Geneva Capital is the greatest team sport.’ From working day-one particular, we have created a authentic effort and hard work to uncover men and women who align with that mentality, and our staff lifestyle is a huge factor in the success we’ve witnessed more than the yrs.”

Geneva Money President Andrew Cavers extra, “Earning this award is usually a ‘feel-good’ for the workforce. It is unquestionably some thing we hope for when we full the Major Workplaces study, but we never just just take the award and move on. We use it to assistance gauge the over-all sentiments of our workforce. We dissect the final results and discover locations we have to have to improve. As a leader, listening to workforce and finding out how we can make Geneva an even improved spot to get the job done is the true win.”

A total checklist of these chosen is readily available at



Arvig wins top rated workplace honor

Arvig has been named just one of Minnesota’s Major Workplaces for 2022 by the Star Tribune, producing it the only world wide web service provider to rank in the newspaper’s once-a-year survey this yr.

This is the fourth yr workforce have furnished comments that rates Arvig as a person of the ideal providers to function for in Minnesota. Arvig ranks No. 38 between the 50 top rated massive companies on the listing of 200 workplaces. Arvig was beforehand acknowledged as a Best Office in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

“The credit rating for this Prime Workplaces difference goes to Arvig’s outstanding staff,” mentioned David Arvig, vice president and COO at Arvig. “This recognition is a reflection of their drive to serve our communities, devotion to buyers and commitment to shaping a enterprise lifestyle that inspires us to do our very best work every single day.”

The analysis involved responses from a lot more 79,000 staff members at Minnesota community, personal and nonprofit corporations. The study measures personnel engagement, organizational health and pleasure.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Best Workplaces, a business need to have far more than 50 staff in Minnesota. Above 4,000 organizations ended up invited to take part.

Headquartered in Perham, Minnesota, Arvig is a regional, employee-owned broadband and whole-assistance telecommunications provider.