News & Events

Pro-West Receives Esri ArcGIS Online Specialty Designation

Pro-West, an Esri Gold Partner, has been recognized as an ArcGIS Online Specialty Partner, paying testament to the high standard of skills and services Pro-West brings to its customers using this technology. To attain the ArcGIS Online Specialty designation, Pro-West was required to demonstrate its deep technical skills, adherence to best practices, and success in […]

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Share It!

I was in a meeting recently with several department heads and supervisors. Each person said: “I have this data…” followed by a description of what the data was and how it was stuck on a computer, buried in an email, hidden on a flash drive, lost in the sea of files on a shared network […]

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What Are You Up To?

…It’s a question we hear a lot at Pro-West. And the answer is: we are “modernizing” local government GIS. That is what we are doing. Every. Day. GIS Coordinators across the country are faced with a huge challenge. The GIS industry is changing, Esri’s platform is changing at a rapid pace and they are being […]

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Dev Summit Digest

<hr />Sometimes it takes a while to digest the tsunami of information from the annual Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA, and 2015’s Dev Summit was no exception. Pro-West & Associates sent two of its developers – myself (@ljscharen), and Adam Skoog (@adam_skoog) – to the week-long conference to see, hear and do. And […]

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What We Learned at Esri EPC 2015, and What it Means for YOU

Pro-West returned this week from Esri’s Business Partner Conference in Palm Springs, CA overflowing with information, opportunities and ideas. The event produced more than a few highlights, but here’s our VP and COO Kendis Scharenbroich’s take on the headlines and, most importantly, what they mean for Pro-West’s clients and users of Esri technology… Esri is […]

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Pro-West to Present on ArcGIS Online and Parcel Fabric at WLIA

Pro-West & Associates will be presenting two workshops at the upcoming Wisconsin Land Information Association’s Annual Conference. Taking place from February 18-20 at Green Bay’s KI Convention Center, the conference is this year themed “Data Forward”, focusing on allowing individuals and organizations to utilize GIS data to support decision making. Kyle Heideman, Solutions Specialist at […]

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Pro-West Hosts Webinar for Wisconsin Local Government

Update: See the webinar here. Pro-West & Associates will be hosting a webinar on the ArcGIS Local Government Information Model (LGIM) and Parcel Fabric on Tuesday, January 27th. Quickly becoming the new standard for local government entities, the LGIM incorporates many multi-departmental integration efforts taking place for the improvement of the entire organization. As part […]

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Pro-West President Joins Women Presidents’ Organization

Pro-West’s President & CEO, Annette Theroux, has joined the Minneapolis Chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), the non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. WPO was founded with the mission of improving business conditions for women entrepreneurs, and promoting the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industries. Members of the […]

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Pro-West to share GIS expertise at Joint Utility Training School Annual Conference

Pro-West will be sharing its knowledge of GIS techniques and technologies at the 40th annual Joint Utility Training School (JUTS) Conference, being held January 20th-22nd in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Pro-West’s Vice President Kendis Scharenbroich will be delivering workshops on CAD to GIS conversion and ArcGIS Online during the event, which provides training sessions in […]

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ArcGIS workshops coming soon: Crookston and Owatonna

Pro-West will be hosting workshops in December and January for local government GIS professionals, covering topics that will include: • Collector for ArcGIS • Explorer for ArcGIS • Operations Dashboard • ArcGIS Online Showcases Choose from two workshops: • Crookston Inn, Crookston, MN, December 16th 2014, 10am-2pm (lunch included) • Owatonna Public Utilities, Owatonna, MN, […]

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Pro-West shares expertise at Black Hills Digital Mapping Association Annual Conference

November 12, 2014 Pro-West & Associates, Inc. will be sponsoring this year’s Black Hills Digital Mapping Association (BHDMA) Annual Conference as well as sharing its knowledge during a workshop session. Held at the stunning West Outdoor Campus of the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks in Rapid City, the conference takes place on November 12 […]

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Pro-West to exhibit at Esri Wisconsin User Group Conference

Pro-West will be exhibiting at Esri Wisconsin User Group’s (EWUG) annual conference on October 20th and 21st. Taking place this year at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, the conference is an important one in Pro-West’s calendar given the company’s longstanding relationships with local government in WI. EWUG is a volunteer-run statewide group that meets […]

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Pro-West to help organizations get started with ArcGIS Online at SD Geospatial Conference

Pro-West will deliver a workshop designed to introduce organizations to Esri’s ArcGIS Online technology at this year’s South Dakota Statewide Geospatial Conference, being held October 14-15 at the Career and Technical Education Academy in Mitchell, SD. Pro-West Solutions Specialist Kyle Heideman will conduct the workshop Wednesday October 15th from 3:15-5:15pm. The conference aims to facilate […]

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Pro-West adds three GISP certifications

Pro-West has added to its complement of Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP)-certified staff, with Chelsea Utzerath, Brian Bjelland and Clayton Burns recently completing the qualification. GISP is the only industry-wide, internationally-recognized, software-agnostic certification available to geospatial professionals around the world. With a requirement for renewal every five years, it provides clients, employers and peers with the assurance of […]

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