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KT Connections has been serving the Rapid City area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Customer Highlight: Peaceful Pines Senior Living Community

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Peaceful Pines Senior Living Community sets a new standard of service and care offering three lifestyle opportunities to meet the needs of our residents; independent living assisted living and memory care living.

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Employee Highlight: Bill Whitman

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Here at KT Connections, we’re awfully proud of the people working with us, so we like to showcase one of them every so often here in our newsletter. This time around, we wanted to help you get to know Bill Whitman, a Systems Engineer on our team.

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KT Connections is Now a Gold-Level Partner with Axis

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Thanks to the efforts of one of our team members, KT Connections has now become a gold partner with security camera provider Axis Communications.

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Employee Highlight: Cory Church

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It’s no secret at this point that we have a lot of great people working with us here at KT Connections (to our great fortune) so unless you’re a new reader of our newsletter, this section should be expected. This time around, we wanted to shine the spotlight on Cory Church, a Systems Engineer on our team and resident coffee fiend.

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Customer Highlight: Visit Rapid City

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It all starts with a visit. A visit by someone traveling to the area for leisure, business, or a sporting event. Odds are, regardless of the reason for the visit, Visit Rapid City more than likely had a hand in enticing and convincing them to visit. Visit Rapid City is a non-profit destination marketing organization that markets Rapid City and the Black Hills area as a convention, sporting event, and leisure destination to promote economic growth that will enhance the area for visitors and residents alike.

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3 Tips to Build Better Habits (Future You Will Thank You)

3 Tips to Build Better Habits (Future You Will Thank You)

Some high-profile business owners are notorious for having daily routines that build good habits, like going to the gym or waking up early, but more often than not, the stressors of day-to-day business build bad habits that compound on each other over time. Therefore, it is imperative that you address this now and develop good, productive habits.

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Customer Highlight: McGas

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As obvious as it might be for us to say, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the businesses that entrust us with the technology that keeps their operations, well, operational. Taking this into careful consideration, it feels appropriate to express our appreciation to these businesses. Just consider McGas Propane, the residential propane service and delivery company that operates here in the Black Hills, as well as in Wyoming and Montana.

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Big Tech Antitrust Bills to Have an Effect

Big Tech Antitrust Bills to Have an Effect

Recently five bipartisan bills are being considered in the United States House of Representatives that intend to add additional oversight on the power of modern tech giants. Let’s take a look at these bills and why they are deemed necessary by many lawmakers. 

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Employee Highlight: Melissa Hupp

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It takes a lot of special people all working together in order to do what we do, so every now and then we like to highlight an individual from our team so you can get to know them like we’ve had the privilege to. This month, we’re introducing you to Melissa Hupp, our Administrative Assistant here at KT Connections.

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Employee Highlight: Nicholas Berg

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Here at KT Connections, we’re fond of occasionally taking the spotlight off the solutions we provide and instead shining it on the team members who are responsible for delivering them to our clients. This time around, we wanted to showcase Nicholas Berg, one of our trusted systems engineers.

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Employee Highlight: Jan Gaffney

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While we know that our success is largely due to the quality of services that we provide, KT Connections wouldn’t be here today without the team that we’ve put together. That’s why we like to take a few moments each month to introduce a member of our team to you. This time around, we wanted to help you get to know our purchasing agent, Jan Gaffney.

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Customer Highlight: Community Health Center of the Black Hills

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On the surface, the Community Health Center of the Black Hills might seem just like any other ordinary medical clinic. But it actually sets itself apart from all the other average medical and dental clinics in the region by delivering a wide range of integrated services that go beyond the basic meat and potatoes of health care.

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Customer Highlight: Northern Plains Eye Foundation

Customer Highlight: Northern Plains Eye Foundation

Statistics show 80% to 90% of blindness is preventable through education and access to medical care. For over 30 years, education and access to medical care have been mainstays in the Northern Plains Eye Foundation (NPEF) mission to protect and preserve vision and restore sight.

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Employee Highlight: Neil Blotske

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In order to do what we do here at KT Connections, we rely greatly on the skills and expertise offered by our assorted team members. In order to give them the recognition they rightly deserve, we like to highlight one of them every so often so that you can get to know the people who make our company so great. Here, we wanted to introduce you to Neil Blotske, our Controller.

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Employee Highlight: Robin Witkop

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While we’re proud of the services that we can provide to our clients, we are only able to do so because of the people we are lucky enough to have on our team. We wanted to take a few moments to introduce you to one of these team members: Robin Wiktop, a project manager here at KT Connections.

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Why Online Speech Isn’t (Usually) a Free Speech Issue

Why Online Speech Isn’t (Usually) a Free Speech Issue

It is undeniable that technology has become ingrained into our workplaces, and perhaps even more so into our daily lives—particularly considering the events of the past few years. This is likely why it is so surprising when a large tech company bans a user for some activity on their platform.

With all that is happening today, this surprise has largely turned into outrage over whether or not these companies can really ban people over what they share on the platform. Let’s go over the situation to try and glean from it some answers.

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Employee Highlight: Pete Droppers

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Every so often, we like to turn our focus away from the benefits that managed services can provide to your business’ technology, and instead direct it to the invaluable and appreciated team members who make these managed services possible. In this issue, we wanted to highlight our employee, Pete Droppers.

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Employee Highlight: Ryan Tvedt

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There’s no getting around the fact that KT Connections wouldn’t be able to accomplish a fraction of what we do without the people we have here as members of our team. Considering this, we wanted to take a few moments to express our appreciation for Ryan Tvedt, one of our system engineers.

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Employee Highlight: Zach Logsdon

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Our most important resource here at KT Connections is our team, which is why we like to highlight our team members so that you can get to know them, too. This time around, we’re focusing on Zach Logsdon, one of our systems engineers.

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Our Company Golf Tournament!

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KT Connections had another successful and fun company event. On September 22nd, the KT Connections staff came together for a Golf Scramble at the Elks Golf Course. There were seven teams of four which allowed co-workers to get to know one another, followed up with a burger and brat dinner and prizes.

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