PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group of corporate executives and local officials gathered in the area this week for business—and for hunting—as Pierre’s Eagle Creek Software Services held its fourth annual Eagle Creek Pheasant Hunt. Eagle Creek CEO Ken Behrendt says more than 20 people were invited-some of them business prospects-to come and learn about the business opportunities provided by Eagle Creek and central South Dakota. Invitees from as far away as New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia and Rhode Island have been here for the outing. Behrendt says he chose to open a branch of Eagle Creek in Pierre, in part due to what he learned here during a gathering he has patterned his hunt on–the Governor’s Invitational Pheasant Hunt.
Behrendt says some of those he invited to the Pierre area are potential new customers and others are current business partners.
Behrendt says he has been impressed by the support that has been provided to his business venture by the State of South Dakota and local officials—and he has spread that word in his travels elsewhere.
Behrendt says Eagle Creek’s Pierre Project Center now employs about 120 people at its facility near the Pierre Mall. The facility is built for as many as 170 employees. The company serves large U.S. and global corporations and is a technical and consulting company. It assists its clients with customer relationship management, business intelligence and e-commerce development. Eagle Creek’s main office is in Eden Prairie,Minnesota. It has project centers there, in Pierre and also in Valley City, North Dakota.
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