SDN Blog

Serving as a volunteer instructor for Junior Achievement of South Dakota is a rewarding and memorable experience for Nick Kortan. “I always walk away from the ethics class discussions just amazed with the wide variety of responses you can get from a room of 15 kids,” says Kortan. Read More»

Gary Fischer, SDN Communications

Gary Fischer is in the prime of his high-tech career. But he remembers when 70-megabyte hard drives were about the size of a coffee table and hauling them around was a two-person job. Now, portable hard drives with thousands of times more storage capacity are about the size and weight of a cellphone. Read More»

Sioux Falls Economic Development

The sixth phase of Forward Sioux Falls has passed the halfway point of its five-year run, so community business leaders have started preparing for the next phase of the highly successful economic development program. The current phase of FSF is scheduled to last until March 31, 2016. Read More»

Ryan Punt

Good relationships are built on trust and take time to establish, but they are critically important to people and companies that do business with each other, says Ryan Punt, a wholesale carrier relations executive with SDN Communications. Read More»

JJ Anderson

He found a good place for his interests and skills with SDN Communications as a wholesale carrier relations executive at the company’s headquarters in Sioux Falls. As part of the wholesale services team, Anderson works with SDN’s member companies as well as regional and national carriers. Read More»

Mark Shlanta and his family are well known in Scouting circles. Shlanta, chief executive officer of SDN Communications, is the scoutmaster of Troop 48 in Sioux Falls. He also serves as a volunteer on the Board of the Sioux Council of Boy Scouts of America, which serves the eastern two-thirds of South Dakota as well as parts of southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. Read More»

Dave Fehrs

Dave Fehrs’ work experience with other companies gave him a special appreciation of the importance of good technology to successful businesses. Fehrs, a senior account executive, started working for SDN Communications in December 2012. Before that, he worked for eight years for Wells Fargo Financial in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, and for 12 years with Diebold Inc. in Sioux Falls. Read More»

Eric Erickson, SDN Communications Sales Team

Eric Erickson, a senior account executive at SDN Communications, has been working in the telecommunications industry for 18 years, including some time competing against SDN sales representatives in Sioux Falls. So he came to SDN knowing how the company is perceived in the business community. Read More»

Rural Opportunity Investment Conference

SDN Communications CEO Mark Shlanta is an invited guest at the White House today for the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference put on by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Shlanta will be a panelist Thursday, speaking about the opportunities in rural telecom. Read More»

SDN Goes Red For Women

Think red: SDN happy to assist American Heart Association Read More»