Boardman, DeHaas wed

Boardman, DeHaas wed Mary Elizabeth Boardman and Keith Bradlaugh DeHaas were married Sept. 22 outdoors at a mountain lake vacation home in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Their parents are Edna Boardman, Minot, ND, and the late Reverend Harold Boardman, and William DeHaas, Red Rock, OK, and the late Rita Ann McLaughlin-DeHaas.

Attendants for the bride were Heidi Feist, Elk Grove, CA, Julie Cote, Tempe, AZ, Brooke Lilly, Bakersfield, CA, Cathy Boardman, Shadyside, MD, and Anne Marie DeHaas, Red Rock, OK. Danielle Feist, Elk Grove, CA, served as junior bridesmaid and ring bearer. The flower girl was the bride's niece Noeline Boardman, Shadyside, MD.

Attendants for the bridegroom were Richard Fitzpatrick, Norman, OK, Jason McCarty, Norman, OK, Kylor DeHaas, Red Rock, OK, Adam Kuntz, Fort Yates, ND, and Lander Real Bird, Fort Yates, ND.

Officiant for the ceremony was the Rev. Gail Durant Linsley, Stateline, NV. The string quartet for the ceremony and the reception was The String Beings from Reno, NV, performing selections from Mozart to the Beatles. Featured song during the ceremony: At Last.

A reception followed at the Tahoe Seasons Resort. The band Steel Breeze played for the dance at the Hard Rock Caf� following the reception.

The couple will be making their home in Oklahoma City, OK, where the bridegroom works in apparel design and is the owner of Rez Dog Clothing Company. The bride works in entertainment and event management.

The South Dakota Family Business Initiative (SD-FBI), a service organization of the School of Business at The University of South Dakota, will offer an educational seminar across South Dakota in upcoming weeks.

The seminar is titled "Business Killers: Avoiding the Six Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business and Your Future." The program addresses issues specific to the needs of small business owners but is applicable to all industries. It is designed to broaden understanding of financial planning needs, uncover potential risk exposure, and assist participants in the process of planning needs.

Seminars will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the W.H. Over Museum in Vermillion, and from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Sioux Falls on Wednesday, Nov. 28. A third seminar will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The cost per seminar is $10 per person and will include a light lunch/breakfast followed by the seminar presentation. Registration for the Vermillion and Sioux Falls seminars must be submitted on or before Nov. 26. Registration for the Rapid City seminar must be submitted by Dec. 6.

Space is limited. For registration information, contact Clark Hammond, executive director of SD-FBI at (605) 677-5103 or email chhammon@usd.edu.

Hammond believes the Business Killers seminar is one of the best ways for business owners to spend an hour.

"Business owners are usually so busy working in their businesses that they seldom take time to work on their businesses," said Hammond. "This mutli-media seminar is interactive and concise and will assist owners in thinking about, planning for, and acting to enhance the long-term health of their businesses. It's a small investment of time that literally could help save a business from destroying itself."

SD-FBI was founded in 1993 with a mission to build relationships that promote healthy families and successful businesses through education, research and peer interaction. It assists family firms in balancing the unique challenges of blending family and business.

Together with its corporate sponsors, the SD-FBI offers an annual conference, the Distinguished Lecturer Series, the Legacies of Family Enterprise Series, and local workshops on a variety of topics. Books, video/audio tapes and articles are also available to check out form the SD-FBI resource library.

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