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Topic: Employees

  1. Jake VanDewater, Ryan Dutton promoted, take on new responsibilities
    SDN Communications is growing its leadership internally and has promoted two experienced telecommunications employees.
  2. ‘Downtown Vernon Brown’s’ professional success fittingly recognized
    It’s not surprising that Vernon Brown is held in high esteem by his peers in the marketing and advertising profession in South Dakota. He’s achieved measurable and impressive success since joining SDN in 2002.
  3. SDN adds chaplain service to benefits available to employees
    John Warden is among the communication experts who roams the corridors at SDN Communications’ two-building headquarters in western Sioux Falls.
  4. Improving customer experience is an ongoing pursuit at SDN
    Company personnel and processes change, and best practices evolve. So communication practices have to be regularly updated and refined to guarantee that customers receive high-level experiences.
  5. 'Maintain Don't Gain' and wellness screening payout encourages healthy living
    To encourage wellness in its workforce, SDN Communications gives employees the opportunity to earn bonuses through voluntary, annual health screenings.
  6. STEM Day: A little known holiday that deserves attention
    Every day of the year is designated for some kind of holiday or special observation at the local, state, national or international level. November 8th is STEM/STEAM Day.
  7. Employees embrace opportunities to support school, call on other businesses
    Employees at SDN Communications have a special relationship with several hundred elementary school students and their teachers. The students attend Garfield Elementary School, a public school near SDN’s headquarters in west-central Sioux Falls.
  8. SDN Internship Experience - More than just an intern
    The two summer marketing interns, Kara and Lindsey, reflect on their time at SDN.
  9. Having a good disaster plan isn’t enough; it also must be tested
    During an emergency drill, members of a security committee at SDN Communications discovered that a gathering spot in a company building didn’t have enough room for all the employees directed there.
  10. Six more students from area schools begin internships at SDN
    Six students from four postsecondary schools in the Sioux Falls area have joined the staff of SDN Communications, at least temporarily, and are contributing to the company’s successful experience with interns.
  11. SDN experts pay it forward to train future telecom pros
    Industry representatives who serve on the Information Systems Technology Curriculum Board help the school make sure that its technical curriculum is up to date and that faculty members are aware of new technologies in the field.
  12. Growth of company impresses two longtime employees
    SDN Communications is observing its 30th anniversary this year. In observance of the milestone, the company’s longest-serving male and female employees were asked to reflect on their careers.
  13. SDN’s only two CEOs reflect on company’s 30 eventful years
    SDN Communications is celebrating 30 successful years of business in the Sioux Falls region with a pledge that the company’s fiber footprint will keep getting bigger and better.
  14. SDN mentorship program helps make productive connections
    SDN launched its internal mentorship program in April 2016. It’s designed to provide new employees and some participants in leadership classes a contact who they can ask questions, gain corporate insight and even express concerns.
  15. Certified firewall ‘wizards’ help SDN protect customer networks
    Businesses that subscribe to SDN Communications’ Managed Firewall Service enjoy advantages. For one, customers may contact the company no matter what type of cybersecurity challenge confronts them.
  16. Regional telecom services take big, seamless step into future
    A significant upgrade in telephone switching equipment at SDN Communications provides striking visual evidence of how the tools of technology are getting smaller as well as better.
  17. Outside plant engineers keep growing fiber network going
    A chance encounter with someone at a store in Sioux Falls led Jerry Andersen to a career of 44 years - and counting - in the telecommunications industry.
  18. Civic involvement is a value that runs deep at SDN
    SDN Communications and its employees are prominently engaged in causes ranging from assisting schoolchildren to serving in community leadership positions.
  19. 20 years at SDN: What trends CEO Shlanta adopted, avoided
    Twenty years atop any organization might age a lesser CEO. Not Mark Shlanta. His hair might be grayer, and he shaved off the mustache, but his steady hand and outlook has changed little in two decades.
  20. SDN’s major account service coordinators are ready to help
    SDN now has two staffers readily available to assist clients with large and often complex businesses or institutional networks: Lenee McQueen and Mary Pfaff