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Kampgrounds of America‘s “What’s Behind The Yellow Sign?” advertising and marketing campaign was awarded a Silver Medallion in the Sports and Leisure category by the 2015 Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness Awards.

The annual AME Awards were created in 1994 to provide an international forum to honor work that demonstrates groundbreaking, effective solutions to challenging marketing problems. According to the AME awards, “Winning campaigns such as KOA’s receive the award for addressing a challenge in the marketplace, utilize outstanding creative elements and incorporate a thorough marketing plan to deliver a successful execution.”

KOA’s campaign was designed and executed by its digital agency, LRXD of Denver, Colo., as well as KOA’s own marketing department professionals. You can view elements of the successful campaign at

Kampgrounds of America is celebrating its 53rd anniversary in 2015. KOA, the world’s largest network of family-friendly campgrounds with 485 locations in North America, was born in Billings in 1962. For more information, go to

The Industry Safety Training Center at 63 N. Burritt Ave. in Buffalo, Wyo., will host its one-day Spring Thaw safety course on Thursday, April 16. “The Spring Thaw is geared toward refreshing employees of sand, gravel and bentonite mining operations on a variety of safety issues,” said Jim Stratton, director of the Industry Safety Training Center. The free public event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Bomber Mountain Civic Center, which houses Sheridan College in Johnson County. It will include presentations from the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Industry Safety Training Center officials Jim Stratton or Rohy Keffer at 307-686-0254, ext. 1685 or ext. 1682. To sign up for the Spring Thaw, contact Ramona Nolan at 307-686-0254, ext. 1684, or at

In its first ranking of best employers, Forbes magazine rated Edward Jones the highest-ranking financial services firm out of the list of 500 companies spanning 27 industries in the magazine’s “America’s Best Employers 2015” edition. The firm’s overall ranking was No. 24 out of the 500 companies on the list, based on the polling of its employees. Edward Jones also appears on Forbes magazine’s largest private companies list, which is based on net revenues. The firm ranked No. 65 at the time of the ranking in 2014 with $ 5.72 billion in net revenue. Today, the firm’s net revenues are $ 6.3 billion.