Our Team

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Loren Balkowitsch (Founder / Owner) was inspired to begin Give 5 while watching his sister-in-law battle breast cancer. Loren wanted to get off the sidelines and become more proactive in the fight against cancer. Slowly watching a loved one being taken away left him feeling helpless and frustrated. He wanted to help other families who are also dealing with the pain of losing someone that special. Under the Golf Tournament link above you can read about the amazing event Give 5 supports every year, Loren also was a co-founder of the Volkowitsch Open. Loren is the VP of Fundraising on the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. His favorite part of working with the BCCF is working with amazing people who always put others first. He enjoys watching the funds raised directly impact the patients supported by the foundation.  Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation  Loren also serves on the North Dakota State Commission for National and Community Service Board

https://www.bismarckcancercenter.com/give-5-to-cancer-battling-cancer-one-sale-at-a-time/

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Josie Gienger (General Manager) has one daughter and was motivated to teach her how to give back to the community the way her Grandmother and Mother taught her. Loves working for a great company providing excellent customer service. Always makes time to volunteer at local events and to help support great causes.

Shalia Guy was always taught by her grandma how important service to others is. She is thankful to have found a company that aligns with her values. She is grateful to come to a place where she isn't just an employee but family!

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Malissa McKee grew up on a farm in Central IA, but has called Bismarck home since 2005. She lives here in Bismarck with her 'fur baby' Thor. Malissa has a passion to care for others, always wanting to generate smiles. She has had cancer touch her life through friends and family, some loosing their battles. She is very excited to be a part of a team that is a family and that gives back in all of their work to aid cancer patients directly.