Fitterer selected

Paul Fitterer, the business manager of Capital Electric Cooperative Inc., has been named general manager.

With 20 years of cooperative experience and on the Capital staff since 2004, he will replace Ordean “Lars” Nygren, who is retiring after serving as general manager for more than 32 years.

Bauer recognized

Kristie Bauer, who works at Credit Collections Bureau in Bismarck, has been named one of the company’s client services representatives for the month of February.

Promoted at CCB

Barb Dell has been promoted to collection associate and Kole Nelson and Adam Watson to collection representatives, all at Credit Collections Bureau, Bismarck.

Three re-elected

Lance Gaebe, Jay Buringrud and Stephen Vaughan were re-elected to three-year terms on the board of Capital Credit Union at its 80th annual business meeting and member event.

Cramer gets award

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., received a Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the third time.

The annual award is given to House and Senate members based on their votes on business legislation.

Simmers chosen

Jon Simmers, CEO of Bismarck Aero Center, has been named the North Dakota Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration.

At ceremonies May 1-2 in Washington, D.C., state winners will receive their individual awards and runners-up and the 2016 National Small Business Person of the Year will be recognized.

Simmers, a North Dakota native, returned to Bismarck in 2006 to take over as CEO of Bismarck Aero Center after graduating from the University of Jamestown and receiving a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota. Bismarck Aero Center was founded by Simmers’ father, Bob Simmers, and services private and commercial aviation.

Pinks with bank

Melissa Pinks has joined Horizon Financial Bank, Bismarck, as vice president of commercial lending.

A Bismarck native, Pinks has been in the banking industry for nine years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business communications from the University of Mary.

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