Spotlight Media Focused On New Ideas And Fun At Annual Staff Retreat

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Photos by Hillary Ehlen

Each year, Spotlight Media staff members attend a retreat focused on team-building, brainstorming, challenging ourselves, what we’ve learned from the past year and where we can all go from here.

On March 29, we met at Stoker’s, in the basement of the Hotel Donaldson in downtown Fargo, and on March 30, we met in our in-house studio. We talked a lot about how far we’ve come in the eight years Spotlight Media has been a company, what’s possible for us in the future, our new mission statement, how we can improve individually and as a company, new story ideas for each of our publications and much more. However, the most important part of our conversation was about how we can better serve our community.

We left feeling very refreshed, re-energized and ready to tackle another great year here at Spotlight Media! Afterward, we met up for some more team-building and lots of laughs with the Spotees, an annual award show similar to the Dundies from The Office, an improv comedy show by the Line Benders.

Check out some photos from the retreat below!

Business Operations Manager Larissa Kunde, Sales & Operations Assistant Pam Mjoness, Sales Representative Scott Rorvig, Sales Manager Layne Hanson, Web Editor Jessica Ballou and Design & Living Magazine’s Editor Becca Opp focus during a discussion at the retreat.

Designer Matt Anderson, Fargo Monthly’s Editor Nolan Schmidt, Associate Publisher for Design & Living Magazine Chantell Ramberg, Senior Sales Executive Ryan Courneya and Chief Operations Officer Steve Kruse share their ideas with each other in a brainstorming session.