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By Jasmine McNellis

August 19, 2014:  Finalists have been announced in the first annual Barnesville Business Pitch Contest! The top five business startup finalists are: Infuse Solutions, Snapdocs, Booth, DinnerTies and UServe. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, these business startups will make their pitch in front of a panel of contest sponsor judges. Each startup has five minutes to make their pitch, and judges will have four minutes to ask questions, then score each entrant. Presentations will be evaluated and cash prizes up to $1,000, along with mentoring hours will be awarded. Presentations will take place in the council chambers of historic Old City Hall in Barnesville, Minn.

The public can help their favorite entry win a cash prize by voting online for a People’s Choice Award! Voting is available through the Stoneridge Software Facebook page. Individuals are allowed to vote once per day through Aug. 22.

All entries are the in the pre-revenue stage of business and filled out an online application to enter the contest. Applicants were evaluated, and narrowed down to the top five. 

For more information on the finalists see Entries will also be featured on display in the Old City Hall Council Chambers during the annual Potato Days festival, Aug.22-23.

Barnesville Business Pitch sponsors are Stoneridge Software, Dean’s Bulk Service, Crown Appraisals and the Barnesville Economic Development Authority.

For more information or questions regarding this release contact Leah Baker, Stoneridge Software at 701-212-6714 or Karen Lauer, Barnesville Economic Development Authority at 218-354-2145.

#TPCE14 Early Bird Discount…Take Two!

By Bethany Foyt

Take two or more people to The Partner Connections Event 2014 this October and save $100 on each registration! The early bird deadline came and went too quickly this year, so we’re giving Partners another chance to save money AND bring more people to enjoy the peer to peer networking, product and skill-specific sessions, practical advice, and access to Microsoft and channel expertise available at #TPCE14.

Please take advantage of this limited time offer now until September 5 to receive $100 off each registration when two or more from your company attend #TPCE14. Use our infographic to pinpoint who should join you in St. Louis and register using the code: TPCE100FOR2-02 on the payment page to receive your discount. *Discount will be issued once confirmed that two or more people are registered from your organization and is not valid for UG Summit attendees who are eligible for the $199 rate. See offer details here.

We look forward to seeing you and your team at The Partner Connections Event 2014.

Partner News

By Jasmine McNellis

August 13, 2014DFC Consultants has been named to Prairie Business magazine’s “50 Best Places to Work” list. The list is compiled of 25 small and 25 large businesses in the northern plains that demonstrate a commitment to making their business one of the best places to work. Companies were nominated through an anonymous employee satisfaction survey and rated in areas including work environment, employee benefits and employee happiness. Consideration was also given to the number of nominations received per company. DFC Consultants was named to the top 25 list of small companies and will be honored in the Prairie Business September issue.

August 13, 2014Stoneridge Software is relocating its corporate offices to the newly renovated Old City Hall, 101 Front St S, Barnesville, Minn. A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be held from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21.  Barnesville’s Old City Hall was built in 1899 and is on the National Historic Register. Stoneridge Software worked in conjunction with the City of Barnesville to renovate the second story of the structure, which was originally an opera house. Tours of the building and new offices will also be held during the annual Potato Days festival, Noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23.  Stoneridge Software’s mission is to enable businesses by increasing efficiency in their operational and financial processes. Based in the Fargo-Moorhead area, Stoneridge Software sells, implements and services Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV products for small, mid and large businesses. The company has broad expertise in business technology solutions, from development to finance/project, manufacturing, supply chain, and system and project management.  For questions please contact Leah Baker at 701-212-6714 or

August 7, 2014:  Encore Business Solutions, a professional service organization who specializes in Microsoft technologies, change management and thought leadership, has been named to the 2014 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club for the 17th time. Additionally, Encore was recently named Microsoft Dynamics Canadian Regional Partner of the Year finalist for the third time. Encore’s experience based on nearly 25 years in the Dynamics partner channel sits comfortably at the crossroads of technology and business strategy. Establishing themselves as a trusted advisor and not merely a software vendor they take pride in thoroughly understanding each customers unique needs and business goals and delivering on their mission by helping customers align their strategy, people, processes and technology. To learn more about Encore, visit

August 4, 2014:  Sandler*Kahne Software Inc. is proud to celebrate our 10th consecutive year in the MS Dynamics President’s Club. We’re joining Dynamics SL users and partners at the annual SLUG user conference as a sponsor this September in Boston. The following month we’re traveling to St. Louis to join the AX User Group for their annual conference and will have a sponsor booth in the expo hall (Booth 622). This year marks 20 years of serving the Microsoft community and we’re thankful to all our partners and customers who’ve joined us on this wonderful journey.

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