Honors and officers (Jan. 9, 2016)

Bottrell named to Best Lawyers listLowell P. Bottrell, Fargo, a shareholder attorney of Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden and Thompson Law Firm, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of bankruptcy ...

Bottrell named to Best Lawyers list

Lowell P. Bottrell, Fargo, a shareholder attorney of Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden and Thompson Law Firm, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of bankruptcy and creditor and debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law.

Bottrell has been voted for inclusion in the publication for the last 21 years.


AGC of N.D. elects officers


The Associated General Contractors of North Dakota has elected its 2016 association officers.

Those elected are: Terry Burke, Gratech Co., Berthold, N.D., president; Rob Rebel, Knife River-North Dakota Division, Williston, N.D., senior vice president; and Wayne Lauwers, Dawson Insurance, Fargo, secretary/treasurer.

Johnson wins outstanding service award

Scott Johnson, assistant vice president/financial analyst for Bank Forward in Valley City, N.D. and Fargo, is a recipient of a 2015 Bill Brown Award. This is Bank Forward's highest honor for outstanding service. Johnson has been employed by Bank Forward since 2001.

Alicia Lunski, Grand Forks, and Paul Dybing, Bemidji, Minn., also received annual Bill Brown awards.

Chad Rieth, CFO, and Rose Krause, customer service agent, both Fargo, received semiannual Bill Brown Awards earlier this year.

Window installers earn certified designation

Renewal by Andersen, the replacement window division of Andersen Corp., announced that its installers in Fargo have earned the designation of Certified Master Installer.


In order to be eligible for this training, a location must achieve consistently high customer satisfaction ratings on surveys administered by a third party, and the installer must meet the required number of Renewal by Andersen window installation projects. Installers then complete the training modules, which are validated by field audits.


Insure Forward names 2015 top producers

Insure Forward, Fargo, has named four insurance agents as 2015 top producers. Those honored were: Larry Werlinger, top producer; Adam Schaan, platinum producer; and Jeff Kleven and John Erickson, silver producers.


Airport receives concrete excellence award

The American Concrete Pavement Association has named the recipients of its 26th annual Excellence in Concrete Pavements awards. The Gold Award for Excellence went to the Bowman (N.D.) Regional Airport.

This program recognizes contractors, engineers and project owners who completed outstanding projects in the United States and Canada for 2015. Awards are given in 16 categories, with gold and silver awards being presented in each category.



ITCND elects board members

The Information Technology Council of North Dakota has elected 15 members to two-year terms on its board of directors.

Incumbent directors are: Eric Gjerdevig, Summit Group Software, Fargo; Ron Gronneberg, city of Fargo; Chad Heck, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bismarck; Kalvin Kingsley, KK BOLD, Bismarck; Tracy Koenig, TMI Hospitality, Fargo; Jeremy Neuharth, Sycorr, Fargo; and Michael Toy, First International Bank and Trust, Fargo.

Elected to a first term are: Kristi Berg, Minot (N.D.) State University; David Boll, Stoneridge Software, Fargo; Scott Kautzman, Bank of North Dakota, Bismarck; Justin Forde, Midcontinent Communications, Fargo; John Nagel, KLJ, Bismarck; Joshua Riedy, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Jim Rohde, JOHO, Fargo; and Chad Sogge, Microsoft, Fargo.

ITCND is the leading information technology advocacy organization in the state. It was founded by North Dakota business, government and education leaders to encourage the use, growth and development of information technology in the state.


CHADD names Volunteer of the Year


Stephanie Kautzman, co-coordinator at CHADD of the Red River Valley, Fargo, has been named 2015 CHADD Volunteer of the Year.

Kautzman helped launch the Red River Valley CHADD affiliate in 2009. Since then, programming has grown to include Parent to Parent training classes, teacher-friendly training for educators, and separate monthly support meetings and classes for caregivers, families and adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

She was instrumental in the planning and provision of a two-day conference for parents, teachers and providers that featured nationally acclaimed author and speaker Chris Dendy.

Kautzman has spoken at the North Dakota Educators state conference on ADHD and been sought as a provider of staff development on ADHD at several regional schools.

Kautzman was presented with her award on Nov. 12 during the 2015 CHADD International Conference in New Orleans.

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