SPEARFISH | The Spearfish Economic Development Corporation announced Thursday its selection of Laine Mitchell as its new marketing and administrative coordinator.

Mitchell will assist SEDC with its mission of growing the Spearfish community by bringing her skills and experience to the team. Mitchell will be responsible for administering office operations and supporting SEDC’s marketing strategy and implementation.

A Black Hills State University graduate with a bachelor's in business administration, (specialization in marketing), Mitchell brings with her skills and experience in promoting businesses with a passion for economic and workforce development.

“We are extremely happy to welcome Laine to SEDC,” said Kory Menken, SEDC executive director. “Her talent, enthusiasm and fresh perspectives will be assets to our organization.”

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Most recently, Mitchell served as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator of B9Creations, LLC in Rapid City. While there, Mitchell was responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing strategy, managing customer experience and relations, and coordinating events.

Mitchell stated, “I am delighted to be part of the SEDC team and represent Spearfish’s growth and opportunity. Through education, volunteer work, and work experience, I have developed a great determination for assisting and promoting businesses and in turn stimulate economic growth and attract jobs for our community.”

Mitchell joins Menken and Larry Klarenbeek, special projects coordinator, at the SEDC.

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Chris Huber is the managing editor at the Rapid City Journal.