News & Thoughts

From announcements to deep-dive blog posts, here’s the pulse of what Blend is thinking.

Beyond Blend

Road Update: August and September 2017

  • Blend Interactive
  • Sep. 21 2017

Five weeks can go by pretty quickly, and when most of Blend seems to be making appearances at conferences and events, it’s easy to lose track of where we’ve gone. So, allow us to look back at the past five weeks. 

Bike to Work Week 2017 Gets Blend Team Moving

  • May. 24 2017

Not only did we ride our bikes, but one of us won a t-shirt, too. 

Blend Employees Head Back to School

  • Mar. 06 2017

Stint as Junior Achievement volunteers sends four Blend employees back to the classroom. 

From Dogs to Horseshoes: Blend Caught Having Fun

  • Jun. 27 2016

An Argus Leader article on Friday fun times featured Blend having a horseshoe party.

Karla Santi Chosen to Present Congressional Internet Freedom Award

  • Apr. 29 2016

Blend CEO Karla Santi was chosen to introduce South Dakota senator John Thune as he is awarded the Internet Association’s Congressional Internet Freedom Award.

Two Blend Women Nominated for EmBe’s Tribute to Women

  • Apr. 22 2016

CEO Karla Santi and production director Jessica Hutchinson were among 93 people nominated for this year’s EmBe Tribute to Women, with Karla taking home the Sylvia Henkin Mentoring Award.

Karla Santi Joins U.S. Rep Kristi Noem For Women of Influence Panel

  • Apr. 01 2016

Blend CEO Karla Santi joined U.S. Representative Kristi Noem on stage for a panel on women and opportunities at this year’s Women of Influence conference.

Blend Supports Girls Who Code

  • Mar. 03 2016

Only a tiny fraction of women choose to major in computer science when they start college. Blend was featured in an article about what the Sioux Falls public schools are doing to buck that trend.

Deane Barker on The Write Now Podcast

  • Jan. 29 2016

Blend Chief Strategy Officer Deane Barker joined Sarah Werner on The Write Now Podcast to discuss finding time to write, dealing with writers’ block, and more.

“Content at the Edges” — eZ Conference 2015

  • Deane Barker
  • Nov. 06 2015

It is often assumed that a CMS acts as a restraint on content. Chief Strategy Officer Deane Barker headed to eZ Conference 2015 to keynote and talk about the serious challenges some companies still face in distributing content through other channels.

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