Power Hour


In addition to recruiting new businesses to join us in Day County, we also believe in helping the amazing businesses already here to improve and grow as well as support locals to step into ownership.

Power Hour is a great way to get connected to ideas and resources to do so. Power Hour includes a live presentation via webinar, followed by Q&A with local experts over the noon hour (BYO Lunch).

No cost or requirements to attend – just give me a heads up if you’re coming (or thinking about it!).

Several opportunities for professional and business development are available in Day County and the region. Watch for updates on this calendar, or contact Melissa at 345-3159 or email.


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Next Power Hour Presentation:


Introduction to Internships
Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 12-1 p.m.
Lake Region Business Center conference room
1209 Main Street, Webster, SD 57274

Presenters: 
Scott Peterson and Britt Lorenz of Northern State University

Learn best practices for implementing a successful internship program in your business / organization.

This Power Hour presentation will include the two major types of internships, legal guidelines, academic considerations, internship strategies, and program objectives. Most of all, learn how to create or expand a valuable program for both students and you.

Next, learn how your workplace can participate in the Webster Area High School internship program from Amy Miller, assistant principal, or how your community could start one like it.

Plus, Live & Local Q&A with Amy!

Cost: None!

Lunch: On your Own - Feel free to bring yours along! We have a microwave, sink, and refrigerator available, or bring carry-out from one of the many restaurants in the area!

RSVP Here or contact Melissa at (605) 345-3159 or email.

Upcoming Opportunities: 


Oct. 4 - Topic TBA
Join the discussion with the Dakota Resources Learning Network, featuring communities of all sizes and national experts on the topic. RSVP by contacting Melissa at 345-3159 or email.



Oct. 10 - The Advantages of Being Funny
Funniness can be a benefit and a detraction from effective communication.  Dr Elizabeth Sills, Assistant Professor of Speech at Northern State University, will help us learn ways to be funny in lucrative ways to boost your charisma and to help bridge gaps between you and others.




Oct. 24 - Upcoming Generations in the Workforce
Kristi Bockorny, Assistant Professor of Management at Northern State University, will help us learn management tactics on what it takes to encourage, influence and motivate the next generation that is taking over the workforce.


Nov. 13 - Communication in the Workplace
Effective communication is an important skill in any environment with human interactions. However, when it comes to communication in the workplace, good communication is an essential element to business success.  In this Power Hour, Jodi Hepperle, Project Specialist with Avera St Lukes, will address qualities of healthy communication and look at ways to avoid office drama.


Feb. 27 Sponsorship Myths & Realities
Hiring international students can bring many benefits to your organization. The process is also the same as any other internship from an employer’s point of view. You will learn about the program objectives and internship strategies. Also discussed will be: legal guidelines, optional practical training, and curricular practical training. 


Oct. 16 - Topic TBA
Join the discussion with the Dakota Resources Learning Network, featuring communities of all sizes and national experts on the topic. RSVP by contacting Melissa at 345-3159 or email.



Do you have a suggestion for a Power Hour topic/speaker?
Please share it! Contact Melissa at 345-3159 or email.


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