Business briefs 06-08-21


Klinkhammer hired as long-term care administrator

BROOKINGS – Jeremy Klinkhammer, LNHA, was recently hired as the new long-term care administrator at Brookings Health System. In this role he is responsible for leading the care team at The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled nursing home and managing Brookhaven Estates congregate living apartments for seniors.

As administrator, Klinkhammer will oversee day-to-day operations and resident care quality at The Neighborhoods. He also will ensure operations are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations and lead development and growth for long-term care at Brookings Health.

Klinkhammer holds a bachelor of science degree in health administration from the University of South Dakota. He has 16 years of long-term care experience, most recently serving as the administrator of Avantara Norton in Sioux Falls. He has also held positions at Palisade Healthcare, Sunset Manor Avera, Wakonda Heritage Manor Avera, Welcov Healthcare and Golden Living. For more information on job opportunities available at Brookings Health System, visit brookingshealth.org/jobs.

Northwestern Energy honored for female leadership

BUTTE, Mont.    50/50 Women on Boards (50/50WOB), the leading global education and advocacy campaign driving the movement toward gender balance and diversity on corporate boards, commends NorthWestern Energy as a “3+” company, for having three or more women on its corporate board of directors.

With three women directors – Britt Ide, Linda Sullivan and Mahvash Yazdi – representing 37% of its corporate board seats, NorthWestern Energy has made a business decision aligning with independent research that demonstrates when three or more women serve on a board, profitability, productivity, and workplace engagement increase.

“Our experience is that board members who bring different perspectives, who challenge one another and management constructively, and who ultimately come together to support a direction, help both the board and management make better decisions,” NorthWestern Energy Chief Executive Officer Bob Rowe said.

TSA PreCheck enrollment begins next week

SIOUX FALLS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced recently that local residents can make an appointment now to enroll in TSA PreCheck at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport the week of June 14.

A temporary enrollment center will be open for five consecutive days from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enrollments will take place in the main floor conference room inside the airport terminal located at 2801 N. Jaycee Lane in Sioux Falls.

Appointments are currently available each day with the greatest availability on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. While walk-ins will be accommodated, appointments are highly recommended.

When entering the airport to enroll in TSA PreCheck, everyone must wear a face covering due to the federal face mask requirement throughout the nation’s transportation system. Face coverings need to cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of the face without gaps.

The temporary availability to enroll is a convenient and timely opportunity to become a Trusted Traveler ahead of the summer travel season.

At airports across the country, people can “Travel with Ease” and experience a smoother screening process by enrolling in TSA PreCheck. Eligible travelers do not need to remove shoes, belts, light outerwear, laptops, electronics larger than a cell phone or travel-size liquids from carry-on luggage.

In May 2021, 97% of travelers eligible for TSA PreCheck waited five minutes or less to be screened at airports nationwide. Another benefit of the program is that children 12 and under are eligible for TSA PreCheck screening when traveling with an eligible parent or guardian on the same itinerary.

An in-person visit to the enrollment center is required to complete the application process. Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver license and a certified copy of a birth certificate. Fingerprints will be collected during enrollment.

People are strongly encouraged to begin the enrollment process online. Start by visiting www.tsa.gov/precheck and select “Apply Now.” Follow the online prompts, enter the requested information and select “Sioux Falls, SD Pop-Up” as the enrollment location.

The enrollment fee is $85, which covers a five-year period. The fee must be paid at the time of enrollment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check.

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