- VIP Members -

Our VIP Members are companies throughout the Rapid City and Black Hills regions that believe in supporting female entrepreneurship in our community.  

They provide quality products and services to our OWNers (often at discounts when possible) to ensure more women throughout our area are able to start or expand their businesses.  Creating a network of trustworthy business professionals is what The OWN is all about.

Supplemental Insurance:

We are so excited to add Aflac to our list of amazing VIP Members!  As an Independent Associate representing Aflac, Amber is great at explaining the benefits of the Aflac plans for our OWNers!  She truly understands the needs of independent business women needing additional protection for their families with supplemental insurance!

Use the email buttons below to hear more about what an Aflac plan can do for you!  

(OWNers should ask about our Group plan for special discounts!)

Business Consultant:

FIVE:thirty is a business consulting company with a wide range of services.  Whether you're just forming your business, or have a structure in place and hope to expand, FIVE:thirty can help your development.  Offering consultation services and connections throughout the community, FIVE:thirty brings creative collaboration and resource to your aid!

Get in touch with FIVE:thirty for a free initial consultation.  OWNers are offered significant discounts for services!

Business Education and Training:

The SD CEO, Women's Business Center, provides training and business assistance to current and aspiring entrepreneurs from start-up to expansion.

Their special areas of focus range from training- developing, providing and/or recommending training, seminars and workshops to meet the needs of startup and existing businesses, counseling and technical assistance!  To learn more about this wonderful

Financial Advisor:

Nicole Hahne with Modern Woodmen can help you achieve your financial goals, today and in the future. In the current complicated financial world, it's important to find a professional whom you can trust for objective, sound help. Trust is important to Nicole too.  A relationship built on trust means she can provide you with the best service and assistance you desire when working toward your financial dreams.  

Get in touch with Nicole by clicking below!

Commercial Insurance:

BankWest Insurance understands the importance of saving money while protecting your most valuable assets. As an independent agency, their insurance professionals work with dozens of companies to ensure you receive the best possible coverage at a fair price. Your plan will never include a “cookie cutter” policy or unnecessary coverage. That’s the BankWest difference … they take the time to know you and they are always on your side.


Finding a banker who believes in your big idea can prove a challenge.  

At First Interstate Bank, Danni and Lesley understand how important a relationship between a banker and business owner is for long term goals. Whether you're looking to open a simple checking account for your company, get a corporate card, loan, or line of credit, they will take the time to help point you in the right direction.

Click below to get in touch with Danni or Lesley for any banking questions or needs!

Media and Marketing:

HomeSlice Media Group is your go-to professional resource for regional advertising, digital media strategy, heritage branding, event marketing, and even artist management and tour sponsorship for up-and-coming musicians. With decades of experience under its belt, HomeSlice understands the industry and is a trusted partner for both large and small businesses.

Visit their website and get in touch with Member representative MaryAnne Whittle to get started:

Accounting Service:

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP (KTLLP) has been operating as an accounting practice in Rapid City in one form or another since 1936. In addition to growing the practice, the Partners of KTLLP continue to be visionaries and delve into business solutions for their clients outside of traditional accounting services. Kettle Thorstenson is a generous and proud supporter of women in business in the Rapid City area. Their dedicated staff can assist with any and all small business needs in the realm of accounting or consulting.

Printing Vendor:

Since 1965, Simpsons Printing has been leading the print, design, and graphics market across the upper Midwest.  Three generations have built a thriving family business through investing in their employees, and implementing ground breaking technology to serve their customers' growing needs.  From start to finish, Simpsons projects are completed with handcrafted professionalism and pride. The OWN is excited to team with Simpsons Printing on future projects and endeavors that further the commonality of women in business throughout our community!

Hospitality and Event Venue: 

The Hotel Alex Johnson is a proud member of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Owned and managed by Liv Hospitality, this 143-room property has welcomed travelers from around the world, including celebrities, dignitaries and families for over 75 years. Guests can enjoy the traditional and authentic Native American décor coupled with modern conveniences including free Wi-Fi, digital cable and valet service.

Community Partners:

The OWN is proud to announce a working collaboration with the Girl Scouts- Dakota Horizons!  After all, a strong community of women starts early!  Although many girls choose to be in a traditional Girl Scout troop, they also offer other ways to be part the largest girl leadership organization in the world.  Do you love summer camp? Are you passionate about photography, cooking or fashion design? Do you love to travel around your state or around the world? 

Today’s Girl Scout experience is about making it work for you, giving you exceptional leadership building programs in a variety of different ways.

NOW SD, or the National Organization for Women here in South Dakota is committed to spreading awareness and education about gender and equality issues throughout our region.  NOW hosts classes, workshops, and fundraisers for non-profits in our community to help spread their mission while doing good.  

NOW SD partners with The OWN for a collaborative effort to provide resources for anyone interested in these complex issues!


Interested in supporting local business women?  Like the idea of seeing your Company's name listed here? Contact us or click the button to fill out an application.