BUSINESS BRIEFCASE: Entries sought for ADDY Awards

2012-11-25T06:00:00Z BUSINESS BRIEFCASE: Entries sought for ADDY AwardsJournal staff Rapid City Journal
November 25, 2012 6:00 am  • 

The American Advertising Federation-Black Hills has issued a call for entries for the 2013 Black Hills ADDY Awards.

The annual awards recognize exceptional advertising created in the Black Hills area, including print, broadcast, out-of-home and public service advertising.

The entry deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Entries will still be accepted until noon on Jan. 11, but there will be a $10 late fee on entries delivered after Jan. 9.

Entry fees are $60 for a single entry and $80 for a campaign entry. Student entry fees are $35 per entry. Non-member fees are $85 for a single entry and $105 for a campaign entry.

To be eligible for consideration, entries must have appeared in the media between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. A panel of advertising creative executives from markets outside the Black Hills area will judge the contest.

The Black Hills ADDY Award winners will be honored during a recognition dinner on Feb. 22, 2013, at the Dahl Arts Center-Events Center in Rapid City. Proceeds from the awards contest help support the AAF-Black Hills’ educational programs.

Local winners advance to district competitions; winners at the district level compete in the national ADDY Awards competition.

For more information or to receive an entry packet contact Lane Shull at 939-0347 or

‘Pink Tape’ drive raises thousands for cancer

Athletic trainers with Regional Sports Medicine in Spearfish recently donated $6,680 to the Rapid City Regional Hospital Foundation to benefit the John T. Vucurevich Regional Cancer Care Institute.

The donation came from the Pink Tape Against Cancer fundraiser held at high school sporting events in Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Lead-Deadwood, and Hulett, Sundance and Upton, Wyo. Athletes could choose pink tape for pre-game wraps by making a donation to the cause, and trainers and student groups conducted additional events to raise money as well.

In the past three years, the Pink Tape Against Cancer drive has raised nearly $20,000 for cancer research. The event is coordinated by Regional Sports Medicine trainers Kristy Eastman, Stephanie Gallagher, Shawn Mechling and Sonnie Palm.

For more information call 644-4370.

Tax changes topic at lunch seminar

Ketel Thorstensen will present a lunch seminar on present and upcoming tax changes from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Doug Kenoyer and Kevin Sickels will talk about potential changes for individuals and businesses, including estate and gift taxes. The seminar will be held at 810 Quincy St. The cost is $3, which includes lunch. Seating is limited and organizers ask that participants RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to or by calling 716-8893.

NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources will hold free homebuyer education classes in Deadwood on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and Thursday, Nov. 29.

Classes will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the homeownership center, 795 Main St. in Deadwood. The class will cover insurance, budgets, credit, appraisals, financing, home inspections and working with a realtor.

Space is limited and anyone interested in taking the class must first make an appointment with NeighborWorks by calling 578-1401. To learn more visit

Sturgis Ambulance honored

The Sturgis Ambulance service was named Emergency Medical Service of the Year for 2012 during the South Dakota Emergency Medical Technicians’ Association’s annual conference recently.

The Sturgis organization also received the Sue Schuurman Memorial Award and was a runner-up for the EMSC EMS Week competition, according to a news release.

The Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award is given to an ambulance service that has shown growth in special projects, public relations, training and services outside of EMS. The Sturgis service has worked hard to improve employee training and professionalism and also to improve response times.

The ambulance service currently operates 24/7 with four critical care paramedics, nine paramedics and 29 EMTs and four EMRs. They have answered 1,389 calls for service so far this year, up from 1,385 for the entire year of 2011.

RC to host national school associations

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will make its first-ever stop in South Dakota in August 2014, when the South Dakota High School Activities Association and Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts the NFHS Policy Debate Topics Selection meetings.

According to a news release from the Rapid City CVB, Rapid City beat out bigger cities such as Ann Arbor, Mich., and Galveston, Texas, to host the meetings.

NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Ind., serves 50 state high school activities/athletic associations and publishes playing rules in 16 sports for boys and girls competition and also administers fine arts programs in speech, theater, debate and music. The August 2014 meeting will determine the debate topic to be debated by all high school policy debate teams during the 2015-16 school year.

That includes teams in South Dakota, who will compete in the 2016 South Dakota State Debate and Individual Events Competition in Rapid City March 4-5, 2016.

“It is so cool that we have the national topic being selected in Rapid City, then to have the state championship determined with the same topic in Rapid City,” said James Weaver, Assistant Director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association.

For more information call Domico at 718-8491 or e-mail

Walmart gives to Children’s Care

The Walmart Foundation has donated $50,000 to Children’s Care Hospital & School to support outreach services throughout the state.

Walmart employees across the state chose Children’s Care Hospital & School as their favorite South Dakota charity.

Children’s Care professionals go to homes, daycares and schools to provide physical, occupational, speech and behavioral therapy as well as educational and psychological services for children in underserved parts of the state. The non-profit organization serves nearly 2,000 children and adults with special needs each year from centers in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

SBA accepting nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for its 2013 National Small Business Week Awards, including the Small Business Person of the Year Award.

Nominations can be made online at a dedicated web portal, Nominations can also be mailed to SBA District offices, which can be found online at SBA’s website, All nominations must be submitted or postmarked by Jan. 3, 2013.

The awards are presented during National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C.

KOAs recognized

Three KOA campgrounds in the area have been awarded the 2013 KOA President’s and Founder’s Awards by Kampgrounds of America, Inc.

The Badlands/White River KOA, Mount Rushmore/Hill City KOA, and Belvidere KOA campgrounds all received the honor, which recognizes customer service and quality. The annual awards are based on surveys of thousands of campers.

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