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Morrison Maierle was named Intermountain Design Company of the Year 2022 by Engineering News Record.

The Intermountain Design Company of the Year is an honor given annually to an architectural or engineering company headquartered in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota South, Utah or Wyoming.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from ENR,” said Scott Murphy, President and CEO of Morrison-Maierle. “The employee-owners of Morrison-Maierle are more committed than ever to providing excellence in project delivery and customer service. »

Companies are selected based on their participation in the ENR “Top Design Firms Ranking” program. This program ranks the top 500 design companies in the United States based on revenue generated in 11 different regions. Morrison-Maierle ranks 333rd.

“Morrison-Maierle was chosen by regional ENR editors across the country as the winner of Design Company of the Year because of its unwavering commitment to excellent design across a wide range of specialties, from water projects to sustainability measures and, most importantly, its long history of serving Native American communities west of the Rockies,” said Mark Shaw, editor of ENR Mountain States.

ENR provides the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on the top design firms, architects and engineers, and construction companies and projects in the United States and around the world.

Founded in 1945, Morrison-Maierle has 12 offices in Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. As a multidisciplinary firm, it offers services in engineering, surveying, planning and natural sciences.

Aaron Ells, CFP, Wealth Advisor at Piton Wealth of the Thrivent Advisor Network in Kalispell, received the 2021 Voice in Philanthropy Award from Thrivent Charitable Impact and Investing in Minneapolis. He is one of 89 financial advisors nationally to be recognized.

Thrivent Advisor Network builds on the heritage of its parent company, Thrivent, a holistic financial services organization focused on inspiring generations to make financial decisions guided by their values. With its Thrivent roots, TAN Advisors are eligible for Thrivent Charitable’s annual Voice in Philanthropy Award.

Ells is honored for exemplary service in helping clients put their values ​​and charitable goals into action. The selection was based on the total direct and deferred charitable donations made by Ells customers through Thrivent Charitable in 2021. These donations will support a variety of local, national and global charities according to each customer’s wishes.

“Through Aaron’s work, he has empowered his clients to lead meaningful and grateful lives, but the impact of these charitable donations is much broader,” says Mandy Tuong, President and CEO. of Thrivent Charitable. “It will spread joy and positively change lives in our shared community for future generations to come.”

“I find immense pleasure in helping my clients live their values ​​by giving to the causes and organizations that matter most to them,” Ells said.

• The International Business Brokers Association recognized Columbia Falls Business Broker, Steve Santenswith the Chairman Circle Award for outstanding performance in 2021 as part of its Member Excellence Awards program.

“Business brokers play a vital role in sustaining our economy by facilitating the successful transition of business ownership from sellers to buyers,” said IBBA Executive Director Kylene Golubski. “We applaud and celebrate our honorees who have not only demonstrated personal excellence, but have also positively impacted the lives and futures of so many through their efforts.

“Selling your business is our business,” Santens of Montana 406 Business Brokers Inc.

More information about Santens and Montana 406 Business Brokers Inc can be found at www.montana406businessbrokers.com, or by contacting [email protected] or 406-260-7398.

Michael J. Chiaramonte