The inaugural fleX Class of 2017 have become graduates after 9 months of study. During this time these individuals learned all aspects of business, leadership skills, and project management techniques while working in real life situations. They encountered real life scenario’s set up to help them understand and learn firsthand about how to work and negotiate with a variety of people.
These graduates included Nick Hoffman, Dillan Malloy, Brice Sayler and Tyler Walsh. The graduation included the instructors from the year and the graduate’s families.
The fleX Program started on September 8th and ended on May 18th, 2017, and Graduation Day ended with a celebratory dinner and award ceremony. Congratulations to the graduates of 2017.
Renee Beaulieu (CFO) of Thompson Electric has been elected as Chair of the Board for the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. Renee was introduced as the incoming chair last Tuesday, at the Chamber’s annual dinner, which was attended by 1450 people. She will serve a one year term, starting October 1. For the three years prior to her appointment, Renee served as Treasurer of the Chamber.
As Chair, Renee will lead the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, working very closely with Chris McGowan, President of the Chamber and the Siouxland Community Foundation. Some of the challenges that Renee will be taking on include the shortage of labor, shortage of housing, and a “Quality of Life” initiative aimed at retaining young people in our community. One of Renee’s first official duties will be leading the 13th Tri-State Governors’ Conference at the Dakota Dunes Country Club on October 9. Renee brings both a strong background in business and finance as well as excellent leadership skills to her new role.
Congratulations, Renee, on your new appointment! The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce has made a great choice to lead them for the next year. We look forward to seeing your picture and reading about your accomplishments in the Journal this next year.
Thompson Electric Company’s ongoing and active involvement in the Chamber–we’ve been a member for 27 years and now enjoy the distinction of providing two chairs within the past decade–reflects our commitment to the community, its residents, and our employees. Actively engaging in service like this contributes directly to our community’s quality of life and economic growth.