WSN proud to be major sponsor of Brainerd Lakes Chamber Celebration of Excellence award dinner

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Destination Downtown contest winner Brenda Billman-Arndt (middle), WSN Digital Marketing Manager Brady Bussler (right).

WSN was a major sponsor of last night’s Brainerd Lakes Chamber Celebration of Excellence award dinner at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. Towards the end of the evening, the Destination Downtown Brainerd Business Challenge winner was announced. Brenda Billman-Arndt’s dream of opening Purple Fern Bath Co. in downtown Brainerd will come true.

Our architects were involved in the contest by providing design services for each of the three finalists. We also produced a video that profiled the contest and each of the finalists for last night’s event.

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Widseth Smith Nolting Congratulates Fanfulik

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Dustin Fanfulik recently passed his PE exam, becoming a licensed civil engineer in the state of Minnesota. He earned his bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota.

Fanfulik has worked at WSN’s East Grand Forks office for more than three years as an Engineer in Training. He will continue to interpret design criteria, analyze construction budgets, and develop site plans as well as apply to receive his North Dakota license.

Widseth Smith Nolting Congratulates Ready

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Philip Ready recently passed his Electrical & Computer Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam, which brings him one step closer to licensure. He received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University.

Ready has worked in WSN’s Baxter office for more than a year and will continue to design electrical systems, produce construction documents, and coordinate plans with other engineering disciplines. He will also continue to work toward his professional engineering license.

Widseth Smith Nolting celebrates merit award from SMPS

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WSN Marketing Coordinator Brady Bussler accepted the award in Indianapolis at the SMPS conference. Click the image above to watch the award-winning video series.

Widseth Smith Noting was recently recognized in a nationwide marketing competition hosted by SMPS, the Society for Marketing Professional Services. SMPS is a community of over 6,800 marketing and business development professionals whose goal is to build business relationships and honor excellence in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction. SMPS held the 40th Annual Building Business Conference on July 13th in Indianapolis to celebrate excellence in marketing and communications.  Continue reading “Widseth Smith Nolting celebrates merit award from SMPS”

WSN to provide design services as part of Destination Downtown Brainerd Business Challenge

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There was a lot of excitement and positive energy in downtown Brainerd yesterday as the Destination Downtown Business Challenge was officially launched.

Destination Downtown is a unique business competition to advance the economic revolution of Downtown Brainerd. With a community prize package worth more than $50,000, the Business Challenge will provide an awesome advantage to entrepreneurs seeking to start or expand a business.  Continue reading “WSN to provide design services as part of Destination Downtown Brainerd Business Challenge”

WSN’s Van Hout and Hines selected to participate in workforce diversity exhibition

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Kate Van Hout poses by the exhibition photo of herself and Vanessa Hines.

Widseth Smith Nolting’s Kate Van Hout and Vanessa Hines were recently selected to participate in the Journey to Growth Economic Development Initiative’s photographic exhibition showcasing diversity in the AEC workforce. The traveling exhibition reached eight southeast Minnesota communities and concluded last week at Mayo Clinic in downtown Rochester.  Continue reading “WSN’s Van Hout and Hines selected to participate in workforce diversity exhibition”

Essentia Health Clinic breaks ground on expansion

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Gold shovels scooped the first piles of dirt on May 11th for the new Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Baxter Clinic expansion project. WSN is providing architecture; landscape architecture; civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering services. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2018.

Chamber of Commerce recognizes Forest Lake office

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Earlier this month the Forest Lake Chamber of Commerce officially recognized the merger of Hult & Hebeisen with Widseth Smith Nolting. In addition to land surveying, WSN brings architecture, engineering, and environmental services to the Forest Lake area. We look forward to growing our office in this community. Click here to contact the Forest Lake office.