John Hoehne relocated from North Platte 6 months ago to join the staff of Twin Cities Development as a research coordinator. He graduated from Creighton University with a degree in Political Science. John was originally born in Scottsbluff and returned in 2008 to work campaigns for Adrian Smith and Mike Johanns. Prior to arriving in Scottsbluff, John spent 6 months working on a pipeline in Alaska and worked in Kearney and a law office in North Platte as a paralegal. His girlfriend, Kesha Hinzle, recently joined him, moving from North Platte to accept a position as a pharmacy tech at Family Thrift Center. John has always liked smaller communities and never wanted to live in a big city. He enjoys a 5 minute commute and believes this is a great place to start a family. He has lived in other communities this size and believes Scottsbluff and Gering are very active an d progressive in comparison. He says one of the downsides of living in Nebraska is the lack of public land, compared to MT or ID, for example. ‘Here,’ he says, “The only way you have access to things, such as hunting or fishing, is if you own it or know the right people to make that happen.” He loves his new position at Twin Cities Development and he and Kesha look forward to starting their new family with the addition of a baby girl due on December 18!
Matt Hall & Patrick Merical
Matt Hall and Patrick Merical both moved to the community last year as part of the Union Pacific Railroad’s Operations Management Training Program. Although both are originally from Omaha, the arrived by different paths. Matt is a graduate of Creighton University with a degree in Marketign and previously lived in Houston while employed with Union Pacific. Pat was employed by Union Pacific in Omaha in their IT department. While they do enjoy th challenge of working long hours, it can make it difficult to meet other single people in the community. Yes, ladies, they are both single!! One of their local favorites is the Emporium Coffeehouse and both have many stories to tell of the incredible hospitality they have received from owner’s Ron & Sara Schluter and their family. Pat shares Sara’s interest and passion for fine dining and wine and truly enjoys getting together with friends for great conversation. Matt enjoys pretty much everything, but is looking forward to hunting and snow skiing. Having had the benefit of their company over a meal or two, I can attest to what can only be described as their energetic personalities, great character and excellent senses of humor. With the current economy, we aren’t sure how long we will enjoy their presence in our community, but for now, we are glad they are here! Welcome aboard, fellas!!
Phil & Jennifer Brooker
Heidi & Brian Larson
Larson’s moved here June 1st and absolutely love it. They enjoy the fact that hiking, camping and exploring are available right outside of their back door. They also appreciate the friendliness of the residents of the community.
Terry & Sherry Gaalswyk
Kevin, Dedra, Kayla, and Payton Wick
Jeremy & Cassie Behnke
Marc & Cyndi Trees
We have been using wehavejobs.net for quite some time and are very pleased with the results. It is a quick and easy way of posting job openings and with great results. When I receive applications in, more time than not, the applicant puts down that he/she learned of the opening through wehavejobs.net. The geographic area is wide-spread and is larger than one would expect. Wehavejobs.net is one of our main sources for advertising openings. Darla Heggem and the staff at Twin Cities Development have been great and easy to work with.
NTC has experienced extremely positive results from the use of the wehavejobs .net site. There has been very expedient posting of the available jobs and often times questions of the success rate of placement to enhance improvement of the site. I find wehavejobs.net in many cases much more successful than the nationally known sites when we place joint postings and at a lower rate. I would recommend this for anyone searching for quality employees!
Director of Human Resources
Nebraska Transport Company
This was my first time to use wehavejobs.net and I found it very helpful in filling the position in my office. Darla was very helpful in getting my posting set-up and answered my questions in a very timely manner. I had responses from across the state and was able to fill the position with what I feel will be a valuable employee. I will definitely utilize this service again.
Darla and the Twin Cities Development staff were instrumental in Intralinks Technical Solutions finding and hiring a qualified technician to help serve our expanding business. We were extremely impressed with the number of qualified applicants we received in a short amount of time, the professionalism of the TCD staff, and the timeliness of responses. By providing this service and helping to bring more people to the area, wehavejobs.net and Twin Cities Development are great assets to our community.
Intralinks Technical Solutions
“We are absolutely impressed with the response we have received from WeHaveJobs.net. We have already hired three well-qualified employees that contacted us through the site. The response rate thus far has exceeded our experience on Monster.com or CareerBuilder.com at a fraction of the cost. I believe we have also managed to reach potential candidates that would not have found us if we relied on just our traditional local classified advertising program because of the amount of detail we can channel through the site about both the job opening and our Company. We have made WeHaveJobs.net our #1 employee recruitment tool.”
21st Century Equipment, Inc.
“Using wehavejobs.net has been a great way to attract both local and non-local talent to our bank. It has become our exclusive recruiting resource. Recruiting is just a small part of my responsibility and using the site has made the process easier. I am better able to qualify applicants and filter them for interviews. I am happy with the results as we seem to be receiving more quality applicants with specific job experience, as opposed to several general applications. I think the site is a good resource for the community and we have had several applicants from outside the area. Thank you for creating a great recruiting resource for the community.”
Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer
First State Bank
“Twin Cities Development’s efforts in providing a website, www.wehavejobs.net, for employers and candidates has been very helpful to our organization. With the initiation of the website, skepticism about its usage and the extent of its capabilities were present. However, I am pleased to say that this website has worked really well for us. When posting a position, we seem to have a good response from candidates within a short period of time.
With First National Bank North Platte in 5 locations – Alliance, Chadron, Gering, Scottsbluff and North Platte – we are able to hit all our markets with one swoop. Assistance has always been available to us at Twin Cities Development, through which has been efficient and effective. The annual cost for this recruitment resource is well worth the dollars. I’d recommend this recruitment resource to any employer looking to enhance their reach for candidates.”
Director of Human Resources
First National Bank of North Platte
“Posting our open positions on Twin Cities Development’s website, www.wehavejobs.net, has allowed us to connect with a new population of applicants. We have seen an increase in the quantity of applicants, but more importantly, we have seen an increase in the quality of applicants. We are now able to reach qualified people locally and in other states. TCD’s website has become a powerful tool in our recruiting process.”
Human Resources Director
Panhandle Mental Health Center and
Region I Behavioral Health Authority