Jay Peltier Acquires Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota

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Leader brings new vision to bestselling author Dale Carnegie's timeless principles.

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Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota’s leadership, history of client transformation, business innovation, and culture of giving back to the community inspired this authentic and personally fulfilling choice for me. - Jay Peltier, New Owner

Jay Peltier today announced his purchase of the Fargo-based training franchise from Tonya Stende and Tamara Anderson. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota is part of the more than 100-year-old professional development company which provides training for individual and workforce transformation, helping people from all walks of life become fearless, and giving leaders the confidence they need to get the most out of life and work. Headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, Dale Carnegie is represented in all 50 of the United States and over 90 countries.

“Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota’s leadership, history of client transformation, business innovation, and culture of giving back to the community inspired this authentic and personally fulfilling choice for me,” said Peltier, Dale Carnegie of ND CEO. “I’m honored to work alongside Tonya Stende, Tamara Anderson and the team, and add to the solid foundation they’ve built with loyal clients, create positive relationships, and fuel more profitable results for more area businesses.”

Tonya Stende, President of the Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota, added: “Our team and the companies we work with will benefit from Jay’s thought leadership. His experience and dynamic ability to relate to people will continue to grow and transform the business. In addition, we will maintain our strong culture and tradition of community involvement.” Anderson and Stende will remain on staff through 2019.

Dale Carnegie of ND and NW MN provides training to clients throughout the region. The company will continue to operate out of its two existing offices in Fargo and Bismarck.

Nationwide more than 2,700 trainers present Dale Carnegie programs in 30 languages every day. For over 100 years, Dale Carnegie has helped communities all over the world prosper by improving the personal and financial well-being of the people who live there, and the companies that do business there.

About Jay Peltier
Jay Peltier owns Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota. Jay is a graduate of North Dakota State University with degrees in Business Administration and Mass Communications. Jay’s energy is focused on serving others through transformation and developing communities by creating cultures of high productivity partnered with high engagement. He spent many years as a teacher, coach, and entrepreneur in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a coach he was named CHSAA 4A Track and Field Coach of the Year, Adidas Runners Roost Coach of the Year, and a Sasson Sharify Award winner. Jay enjoys outdoor adventures, relaxing with friends and family, and reading.

About Tonya Stende
Tonya Stende, CPA is President of the Dale Carnegie Business Group of North Dakota. Tonya is passionate about helping her clients create a culture of high engagement which leads to a more satisfied and productive workforce as well as increased bottom line results. Tonya is an alum and accounting graduate in the class of 1994 from MSUM. Tonya was recently named one of the top 25 women in Business by Prairie Business Magazine and was awarded the YWCA Woman of the Year in the area of Volunteerism. She lives in Fargo with her husband Dave.

About Tamara Anderson
Tamara Anderson is Vice President of Dale Carnegie ND and MN. Tamara is a team performance strategist who aligns business strategies and people practices to drive results. She has a passion for performance, works to exceed the WOW factor, powers up organizational culture, loves her clients, and drives business results. Tamara is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, a Certified Dale Carnegie Trainer, Executive Coach, and Everything DiSC Facilitator. Tamara was recently awarded the YWCA Woman of the Year in the area of Business, serves on the Women’s United Leadership Team with United Way of Cass Clay, and is an International Dale Carnegie Franchise Association board member. She lives in Detroit Lakes, MN and Denver, CO with her husband Parker.

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