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Businesspeople - March 1, 2020

Businesspeople - March 1, 2020

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Bianco Realty adds one

Cory Berry has been hired as a Realtor with Bianco Realty in Bismarck.

One returns to NDSU Extension

Tyler Kralicek has returned to North Dakota State University Extension as the agriculture and natural resources agent in Burleigh County.

Kralicek is not new to the job. He spent one year in the county as the Extension agriculture and natural resources agent beginning in the fall of 2013. He left for a job with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture as a pesticide enforcement specialist, a position he held for several years before spending the past year working in the oil fields.

He earned an associate’s degree in agriculture from Casper College in Wyoming and a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Oregon State University.

State IT hire

Hemal Basra has been hired as North Dakota Information Technology’s Director of IT Service Management.

Basra is a former senior IT manager with British Petroleum and Hewlett-Packard with more than 15 years of experience in consulting, IT service management and security roles, excels in managing large-scale IT initiatives and innovative operational improvements for Fortune 50 companies. He received a master of business administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Safety professional awarded

Tyler Svihovec has been named the 2019 Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional by the North Dakota Safety Council at its 47th Annual Safety and Health Conference.

Svihovec is the manager of safety and risk management at Industrial Contractors Inc. in Bismarck, an NDSC member company.

Two advisers recognized

Joel Bird and Jason Kirchmeier, private wealth advisers with Legacy Financial Partners in Bismarck, were recently named to the 2019 Chairman’s Advisory Council.

They will be recognized at the company’s 2020 Chairman’s Advisory Council Conference in Rome.

Housing agency honors

The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency recognized lending institutions, loan officers and real estate agents who promote its homeownership program as Champions of Affordable Housing. The state agency provides individuals and families, primarily first-time buyers, with low-cost financing, and down payment and closing cost assistance.

Dakota Community Bank & Trust and Town & Country Credit Union were recognized with Homeownership Awards of Excellence for their best practices and outstanding delivery of the agency’s programs.

Dacotah Bank and TCF Home Loans received Homeownership Rising Star awards. The award recognizes a financial institution for a significant increase in loan volume over the previous year. 

Travis Lang, a loan officer in Bismarck, and Christine Rivinius, a Realtor in Bismarck, were recognized with Homeownership Performance Awards by the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency.



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