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BUSINESS NEWS: Hillsboro Medical Center awarded ... Ivory Leathers Inc. listed

Hillsboro Medical Center awarded Hillsboro Medical Center in Hillsboro, N.D., will receive the North Dakota Best Practices Award during the Fall Professional Development & Best Practices Conference luncheon at noon Sept. 17 in the Ramkota Hot...

Hillsboro Medical Center awarded

Hillsboro Medical Center in Hillsboro, N.D., will receive the North Dakota Best Practices Award during the Fall Professional Development & Best Practices Conference luncheon at noon Sept. 17 in the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck.

Hillsboro Medical Center will be honored for its resident/family focused program "Culture Change, Maximizing Choices," which helps to keep choices available to residents instead of the staff making choices for them.

Ivory Leathers Inc. listed

Ivory Leathers Inc., West Fargo, N.D., is listed in the American Rights at Work Education Fund's Labor Day List: Partnerships that Work for its dedication to providing sustainable wages and family-friendly benefits, respecting workers' rights and decisions to form unions and speaking out on the need for others to follow suit. Ivory Leathers, like all the companies featured in the report, supports the Employee Free Choice Act, legislation that protects workers and enables long-term growth for American businesses.

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The list is available at www.AmericanRightsatWork.org .

Started in 1992, Ivory Leathers creates American-made apparel for customers across the country and serves a niche market with custom-made leather goods.

River valley project awarded

The Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway's Interpretation Project, "Telling the Story of the Sheyenne River Valley," received the 2009 Scenic Byway Award for Interpretation at a ceremony held Aug. 24, during the National Scenic Byways 2009 Conference in Denver.

Sponsored by the America's Byways Resource Center, Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, the award recognizes eight projects of excellence from byway nominations across the country.

The Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway's 40 individualized interpretive panels and 10 attraction kiosks promote historic preservation and tell the byway's story of the relationship between people and the land. In 2003, the byway received the Best Practices Award for leveraging resources.

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