SDN Blog

Experienced telecom executive joins SDN team in Minnesota

Ryan Dutton, SDN Communications Sales Executive

SDN's expanded network is ready for businesses in southern Minnesota and now has an experienced, telecom sales executive to work with them. Ryan Dutton is someone who knows the industry well. Read More»

Elev8 Leadership Training Rock Climbing

Companies that provide leadership training can benefit from increased employee loyalty and reduced turnover. Providing training can also help companies identify possible problem areas developing within the organization. Read More»

Hawthorne Elementary Thank You

Seventy third-graders at Hawthorne Elementary School in Sioux Falls were at risk of missing out on a field trip to the Washington Pavilion last spring. Many couldn’t come up with the $2.50 they each needed for the outing. Read More»

SDN New Employee Mentoring

Sioux Falls-based SDN’s new mentorship program is designed to connect new staff members with established colleagues outside their department. Read More»

2016 SDN Interns

Members of the 2016 class of interns came from several South Dakota colleges. Dakota State University in Madison, which specializes in computer-technology programs, has the most (five). But SDN offers diverse business opportunities for interns and career-seekers. Read More»

SDN Customer Satisfaction Continues To Grow

Without good customer service, great products can lose value. Even the best offerings might go unused. The development of positive and trusting relationships between customers and representatives of a company’s sales and technical teams are crucial to the smooth delivery of telecommunications products. Read More»

Oklahoma native to take over as SDN’s top lawyer


Nancy Johnson brings 15 years of legal experience and a fresh geographic perspective to her duties with SDN Communications. Johnson started in April as the vice president of legal and in-house counsel for SDN in Sioux Falls. She moved from her home state of Oklahoma to South Dakota to take the job. Read More»

Ryan Punt, SDN's vice president of sales

Ryan Punt, a 16-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, has been promoted to vice president of sales at SDN Communications in Sioux Falls. Read More»

Sound tech finds outlet at SDN for his love of electronics

Chris Aeilts

As a student, Chris Aeilts wanted to be a traveling sound technician for a big-time rock ‘n’ roll band. Playing in a band during grade school and high school helped him develop a keen interest in electronics and sound technology. Read More»

Employee training and development is a good investment

Training & Certifications

Developing workers internally can help a company on multiple fronts. Good training can increase employee productivity and promote worker satisfaction. It also can enhance the appeal of the company, which is useful in attracting new employees. Read More»