2018 Top 50 Best Places to Work

For the fourth consecutive year in a row, Prairie Business Magazine selected Midco as one of the top 50 best places to work in the Midwest. The magazine invites employees from for-profit companies to complete a survey annually on their website. Based on the feedback, Prairie Business selects the top 50 employers, with 25 each in large employer and small employer categories. For more information, read the news release.

Disability Friendly Recognition Award

Business Resource Network awarded Midco with a Disability Friendly Recognition Program award on Thursday, December 20, 2018. The Disability Friendly Recognition Program awards are given to businesses in Sioux Falls that employ at least one person with a disability. Jessica Lamb, Augie Access Program Director, nominated Midco because of their employment of Josh Brooks as an intern, and then a part time employee.

2018 Telly Awards

At the 39th annual Telly Awards, the Midco Production team earned a Silver Telly and a People's Choice Bronze award, and Midco Sports Network® earned two bronze awards. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens.

2018 WICT PAR Diversity & Inclusion Award

Based on the results of its survey measuring the status of women employees in the cable industry, Women in Telecommunications (WICT) presented Midco with the award at its annual Signature Luncheon on April 4, 2018.

2018 EmBeliever Award

Midco President & CEO Pat McAdaragh won the 2018 EmBeliever award at the 45th annual EmBe Tribute to Women awards ceremony on April 19. The EmBeliever award celebrates a person or business that demonstrates the mission of EmBe – to enrich the community by empowering women and families.

2018 Eric Sevareid Awards

Midco Sports Network® earned recognition from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association for the fifth year in a row, with awards in Sports Reporting, Soft Feature and Sportscast. The awards honor the best work of broadcast news operations and journalists in small, medium and large markets in the Upper Midwest.

2018 Top 25 Women in Business

Prairie Business Magazine named Midco VP of Sales Erin Ostler to their Top 25 Women in Business list in 2018. See the whole list in the magazine.

2018 ADDY Awards

The Midco Production Team won three Gold ADDY awards and three Silver ADDY awards in 2018 at the American Advertising Federation of the Black Hills, the ND American Advertising Awards and the Annual South Dakota American Advertising Awards. These awards recognize excellence in advertising and outstanding creative and production techniques, and showcase local, regional and national content.

2018 20 Under 40

Chuck Stahl, Field Technician II - Level 2 at Midco, was named one of the Southern Red River Valley's 20 Under 40 on March 29. This first-annual event was a chance to celebrate the region's most driven young professionals in the southern Red River Valley. Read more about Chuck and the others chosen here.

Other Awards

2017 Top Company for People of Color – The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) named Midco a Top Company for People of Color. It recognized MIdco for its high level of achievement in key diversity and inclusion areas. Midco also earned this distinction in 2015. Learn more.

2017 40 Under 40 – Jeannie Thurston, Midco's Director of Creative Services, was named one of Prairie Business Magazine's 40 Under 40 in 2017. The magazine publishes its list of the region's top 40 professionals under the age of 40 every December. In 2016, Midco General Operations Manager Steve Mattern also earned a spot on this list.

2017 Top 25 Women in Business – Prairie Business Magazine named Midco CMO Trish McCann to their Top 25 Women in Business list in 2017. Midco COO Debbie Stang was also named to this list in 2016. 

2017 Top Company for Women to Work – Based on the results of its survey assessing diversity and inclusion practices of companies, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) selected Midco as one of its PAR Best Companies for Women to Work. Read the news release.

2017 Eric Sevareid Awards – MidcoSN earned recognition from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association for the fourth year in a row, with awards in broadcast writing and sportscast. Visit the website to see the full list of award recipients.

2016 Special Achievement in GIS Award – Midco was one of 175 companies from around the world to receive a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award – which recognizes companies that do outstanding work with geographic information system (GIS) technology – at the 2016 Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA. Learn more about the award and Midco's use of GIS technology.

2016 Women in Technology Award – Erin Hayes, Midco's Director of Corporate Construction, won the Women in Technology award at the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Spirit of the Midwest Awards in 2016. The awards honor outstanding women in the telecommunications industry. Learn more at WICT.org.

2016 Top Honors at Telly Awards – Midco Business and Midco Sports Network® earned eight awards at the 37th Annual Telly Awards, including two Silver Awards – the highest Telly honor. These awards showcase the best film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content and local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. Less than 10% of 12,000 annual entries receive a Silver Telly. Read the news release.

2016 Gold ADDY Awards – Midco Business took home three Gold ADDYs and one Silver ADDY at the 50th Annual ADDY Awards. To see the winning ads, read the news release.