Meet The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead

These Business Leaders Are The Key To Our Success!

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Wes Henry
Co-Founder & CIO | True IT, LLC Partner | Rough Rider Suppressors, LLCExecutives’ Club Founding Member #1

Prior to becoming one of the four founders of True IT, Wes co-founded and operated another IT company for 11 years. He did it all in that company, from accounting and human resources to sales, tech support to software development. Before that he worked for an Internet services company, an online aviation parts broker and a local computer service company. Wes has also taught college courses on IT technologies and software development and authored 2 books; Your IT Sucks and I Can Prove It (2017) and Save Money, End Shrinkage: Loss Prevention Made Easy (2013)

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Josh Christy
Founder and CEO | Codelation Advisor | ConnectLabsExecutives’ Club Leadership Team & Founding Member

Helping to turn great startup ideas into amazing startup companies with product-focused development. Codelation is a custom software and technology consultancy located in Fargo. We are obsessed with developing a better way to create and grow companies that matter. We partner with startups and small business to help them grow and succeed. We hire, engage, and live by these values: Accountability. Honesty. Impact. Judgement. Passion.

CEO Spotlight: Josh Christy on AM1100 The Flag 03.17.2020 WATCH

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Dean Vollmer
President | Priority Payment Systems Great Plains President | Access Merchant Services, Inc.Executives’ Club Founding Member

ATM’s, credit card processing, gift cards and check guarantee placement. Providing wholesale pricing and consulting, business planning, maximizing income for merchants point of sale equipment and software.  With over 20 years experience in the industry, I credit our success to on the spot top notch customer service driven by HONESTY and complete information. Our customers are our most trusted asset and it shows. With over 1600 customers we feel our position is proven that we can show you a better way to make your business more money.

CEO Spotlight: Dean Vollmer on AM1100 The Flag 03.26.2020 WATCH

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Ron Fuhrman
Founder & President | Liberty Business Systems, Inc. Executives’ Club Leadership Team & Founding MemberGOLD Sponsor

For more than 30 years, Liberty Business Systems, Inc. has been proud to serve customers in North Dakota. Ever since our founders, Ron Fuhrman and Paul Finke, opened our first location in Fargo in 1986, Liberty Business Systems, Inc. has focused on delivering excellent customer service and the best available products. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff can relieve your business of its day-to-day technology needs, freeing you to concentrate on what really matters to your success.

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Debra Asp
President | Nelco First Aid, Inc. Owner | Protek Lens & Screen CleanerExecutives’ Club Founding Member

Nelco First Aid, Inc., founded in 1987 by Greg Nelson and purchased by Deb in 2007, is a West Fargo based service company that sells and services first aid and safety products in industrial, agriculture and office settings. Our territory covers the eastern ND and western MN. We currently service over 500 customers throughout the region, from small offices to some of the largest industrial manufacturers. Nelco First Aid Inc. also manufactures and distributes Protek Lens Cleaner throughout the US.

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Todd Fisher
President & CEO | FF Fisher Sales and Leasing Executives’ Club Leadership Team & Founding MemberGOLD Sponsor

Todd has over 20 yrs in the leasing industry and belongs to several leasing groups and associations. He previously worked for a regional CPA firm in tax and management advisory services. Todd was also a managing partner for Smashburger in Fargo, as well as a former franchise partner in five Qdoba restaurants in ND/MN.  He has held board positions with area economic development organizations, national leasing industry association, and Hospice of the Red River Valley. He attended NDSU and MSU, graduating with a finance degree. Todd and his wife Wendy reside in Fargo and have two grown children.

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Mark Giddings, CPA
Founder | Giddings and Associates Executives’ Club Founding Member

Mark Founded Giddings and Associates in 1990 and was a Founding Member of The Executives’ Club in 2015. During his career, Mark developed a niche in sophisticated tax and business consulting and had the unique distinction of serving clients on all 7 continents. We congratulate Mark on the sale of his firm to Widmer Roel of Fargo, effective January 1, 2022. Mark, his wife and business partner Diane, have made their home at Middle Cormorant Lake in Becker County. 

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Jon Kungel
Founder | Custom Cinema and Sound, LLC Partner | F/S ManufacturingExecutives’ Club Founding Member

Jon got his Bachelor’s Degree from NDSU in AERO Manufacturing Engineering.  Then, he worked as a Manufacturing Engineer for Case Corporation for 7yrs, but always had a passion for high-end audio and video systems. In 2002, Jon turned his passion into a business and started Custom Cinema and Sound. After a very successful growth, Jon sold Custom Cinema in 2021 – congratulations! Among other interests, Jon remains a partner in F/S Manufacturing in West Fargo.

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Tom Kading
Founder & Attorney | Fargo Patent & Business Law, PLLC North Dakota State Representative, District 45Executives’ Club Founding Member

Tom is an entrepreneur at heart and been involved in numerous start-ups and ventures. Kading was involved as In-House Counsel and as early as law school, became involved in real estate startups. From real estate he moved into various construction related inventions and ultimately helped launch the first CBD production facility in ND. Over the years, Kading was involved in numerous legal transactions and found that many attorneys struggle to bridge the gap between the needs of business and the advice attorneys provide. When Kading sold his business interests, he was inspired to start a law firm that offered solutions.

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Nolen Bertsch
President | Nelson Window Company President | Northland Glazing & GlassExecutives’ Club Founding Member

Nelson Window Co. is proud to be a family-owned company. That pride shows in the work we do every day. We’re known for friendly employees, quality products and services. Begun in the mid 1950s as a glass and screen service company, Norman Bertsch arrives at the firm in the early 1960sand purchases Nelson Window in 1968. His employees include himself, one part-time installer and one semi-retired gentleman. In 1971, Norman’s son, Nolen, joins Nelson Window Co. as an installer and in 1983 Norman builds the current building at 2921 Fiechtner Drive in Fargo.

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Harlan Goerger
President & Founder | CEO Solutions President | H. Goerger & Associates, Inc.Executives’ Club Founding Member

Harlan was at the initial meeting on Aug.14, 2015, in the Black Building downtown Fargo, when the concept of The100, Inc. was implemented, and was an influential Member of The Executives’ Club throughout his time with us. He was a Wednesday lunch “regular”, lending his unique business acumen and insight to countless discussions. He enjoyed a Guinness or a smooth whiskey at many of our Member socials and we were lucky enough to host his 70th Birthday Party at the Clubhouse in 2021, before his passing on Thanksgiving Day 2021. We will miss our friend – thank you, Harlan, for sharing your wisdom with us.

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Rick Berg
Co-Founder & CEO | AdShark Marketing Executives’ Club Founding Member
Rick is a ND native, born and raised in the small town of Hillsboro. He attended UND, where he studied Commercial Aviation. After realizing he wouldn’t ever be allowed to do “loops” or “barrel rolls” he switched his focus to Marketing and graduated with a General Studies degree so he could be “good at everything”. Rick helped start AdShark with co-founder, Sean Maki, in 2013. Legend says that Rick never sleeps or eats, and his favorite craft beer is Bud Light.
CEO Spotlight: Rick Berg on AM1100 The Flag 08.26.2020 WATCH
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Darcy Pope Fuchs
Founder & President | Payroll Express, Inc. (retired) Executives’ Club Leadership Team & Founding MemberLEGACY Member

Darcy founded Payroll Express, Inc. in 1995 as a Professional Employer Organization; PEO, to manage payroll, benefits and HR as a one check solution for small businesses, and Overland Payroll, Inc. in 1998 to provide customized payroll and HR outsourcing services. In 2007, her and husband Todd moved into their Sheyenne St building, and remained until November 2020, when Preference Employment Solutions acquired both companies. Darcy and Todd are now enjoying a well-deserved retirement, with time to travel, race and spend time with family!

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Bob Gibb
Board of Directors and Owner | Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc. Executives’ Club Founding MemberHonorary Lifetime Member

Bob is a Fargo native and a Shanley High School graduate. In 1968, he graduated NDSU, majoring in business economics. Bob worked for Green Giant Co in Le Sueur, MN for 4 yrs, before returning to join the family business in 1972. He became CEO in 1987 and with his brother and the entire team, celebrated 100 years in business in 2015. Robert Gibb & Sons is a leading full-service contractor in the Midwest specializing in HVAC, plumbing, electrical and mechanical services. In 2020, Bob semi-retired and handed the reins to new CEO, Mike Gallagher.

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Kristi Larkin
Owner & President | Laurie’s Executives’ Club Founding Member

Fargo born and raised, Kristi attended NDSU and received her degree in Apparel & Textiles with a minor in Business. She worked at Laurie’s during college from 1990-1994. After college she worked at Dayton’s as an assistant buyer, then moved over to Sonnie’s as an assistant manager. She took a break from retail and worked in outside sales, but later returned to to Laurie’s to take over as owner in 2010. For over 30 years, Laurie’s has been providing sophisticated and fashion forward trends for women of all ages.

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Zach Paxton
President | Custom Graphics, Inc. Executives’ Club Leadership Team & Founding MemberGOLD Sponsor

CUSTOM GRAPHICS, INC. is a full-service printer and screen printing manufacturer providing decals, graphic applications, print solutions, overlays, and signage to business owners. We provide service/installation of Indoor/Outdoor Signage, Neon, Magnetic Signs, Vehicle Decals, Wraps and Fleet Graphics that will make your company STAND OUT and GET NOTICED! I started in 1996 in the art department, also installed decals, ran production equipment, and worked into management. In February 2017, I was fortunate to take ownership.

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Kevin Johnson
President | Gateway Building Systems, Inc. Executives’ Club Founding Member
In 1977, Kevin acquired Farm Builders, Inc. along with Fred Suppes, and in 1985 purchased Fred’s share and also Gateway Builders, a companion firm focused on commercial and industrial buildings. In 1991 he combined the two companies and changed the name to Gateway Building Systems, Inc. Initially started in 1958 by Tom Williams and Jim Schultz, Gateway Builders was a design/build company for agricultural buildings. “We just don’t design and build for today, we look to the future and create a plan for our customers 3, 5, and 10 years down the road,” – Kevin
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Scott Thuen
Owner & Founder | Thuen Studios Executives’ Club Founding Member & GOLD Sponsor

SEE. CAPTURE. COMPEL. Behind every effective advertising photo, video or graphic design is a visual artist who sees things differently, who captures those differences and who delivers results that compel prospects to action. Scott Thuen, an award winning visual artist, specializes in creative commercial advertising photography and design for clients across diverse industries. A North Dakota native, Scott is well versed in both location and studio photography. His passion to produce compelling imagery comes through on large or small productions, as well as when he is capturing the landscapes of North Dakota.

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David Dietz
President & CEO | Preference Employment Solutions Founder | Dietz Timberland, LLCExecutives’ Club Leadership Team, Founding Member & GOLD Sponsor

With over 24yrs in the industry, David has worked every position in our company from reception to CEO. From building the very first Employee Owned staffing company to executing the vision/culture, he always puts our team first. David is heavily involved in peer networking groups to continue to challenge the Preference status quo. His visionary mindset has continued to create new opportunities for our company. David’s passions outside of work revolve around his family and nature. His wife Misty, 2 kids Taylor and Christian, along with their tree farming business keep him busy!

CEO Spotlight: David Dietz on AM1100 The Flag 01.22.2020 WATCH

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Mike Graham
President | Magnum Electric, Inc. Executives’ Club Founding Member

Mike started with Magnum in 2000 as an Apprentice. He dedicated himself to his work, swiftly moving from an Apprentice to Journeyman then to Master Electrician. As a foreman in 2008 he was presented with an opportunity and become part owner. He takes enormous pride in the personal relationships Magnum maintains as the company has grown to over 200 employees across many states. From Ortonville, MN, Mike resides in West Fargo with his wife and their 4 children. He thoroughly enjoys hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.


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Jim Buus
President & Founder | JBC Commercial Real Estate Owner | Dovetail Development, LLCExecutives’ Club Leadership Team, Founding Member & GOLD Sponsor

Jim has enjoyed a nearly 30yr career in a variety of community development and commercial real estate ventures, having been affiliated with Fargo based GOLDMARK Commercial for 23yrs, before starting JBC Commercial Real Estate in 2019. In his free time Jim and his wife enjoy spending time at their lake home, traveling and NDSU athletics. He currently serves on the boards of Greater FM Economic Development Corporation, NDSU Research & Technology Park, 701 Angel Fund and the City of Fargo Tax Exempt Review Committee.

CEO Spotlight: Jim Buus on AM1100 The Flag 07.28.2020 WATCH

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Ben Koppelman
President | Vision Construction, LLC North Dakota State Representative, District 16Executives’ Club Founding Member
Ben is a West Fargo native and resident, served 4 yrs on the WF School Board, with 2 yrs as President, and is currently preparing to serve his 6th ND Legislative session as District 16 House Representative. Ben studied Construction Management at NDSU and Founded Vision Construction, LLC in 2003, a general contractor specializing in commercial construction and retail fit-ups.
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Tim Landis
President L2 Contracting, Inc.

L2 Contracting is a family-owned business specializing in commercial excavation, concrete, and dirt work since 1999. L2 Contracting has certified welders, pipe fitters, and CDL drivers on staff. Our self-sufficient team strives to surpass our clients’ expectations by using our years of experience to provide a high quality product from beginning to end. L2 Contracting also has the necessary equipment for large commercial projects, such as dozers, excavators, lifts and semis. In addition, L2 Contracting’s long-term relationships with our material suppliers provide our customers with the best pricing options and product security.

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David Reid
President and Owner | Radiant Homes Executives’ Club Founding Member

Radiant Homes is a team of expert builders dedicated to achieving distinguished design paired with exceptional functionality.  We partner with you and your family to create a space designed specifically for the life you’re building. And the best part? You can get the home of your dreams at the budget you define. We guide you every step of the way. Our goal is to keep your excitement high and your stress levels low.

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Cindy Cole
President & Founder | Altel – Alternative Telecom, Inc. Partner | Holiday Inn LakefrontExecutives’ Club Leadership Team, Founding Member & GOLD Sponsor

Cindy’s first business was a Kool-Aid stand. She wanted a bike and her mother told her she had to earn it. She hired neighbor children to work for her and paid off the sugar-and-Dixie-cup loan from her mother. The next summer she had a snow cone stand, and, after two summers, she finally bought that bike. “I think people sometimes have a sense of entitlement,” she said, “But I learned that if you want something you have to earn it.” She founded Altel is 2000 and serves over 4000 clients throughout ND and MN.

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Cindy Tyo
President | Travel Travel Owner | Kvamme TravelExecutives’ Club Founding Member

Raised in Argyle, MN, Cindy understands the needs of local travelers and realized by age 19 that her passion was travel. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Tyo worked as a travel agency manager in Crookston, MN, and in Fargo/Moorhead.  She spent several years in Los Angeles, before returning to Fargo – first to manage her current agency, then becoming the agency’s owner in 2003. No matter where in the world you want to go, we can help get you there.

CEO Spotlight: Cindy Tyo on AM1100 The Flag 05.11.2021 WATCH

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Jon Lowry, PE
Founder & Owner | Lowry Engineering Executives’ Club Founding Member

Jon is a civil engineer specializing in residential, industrial, and commercial development as well as municipal and transportation engineering projects. His responsibilities include subdivision site planning, building site planning, street and utility design, storm water management design, report preparation, project management, bid administration, and construction administration. While not in the office, Jon, his 3 children and his wife enjoy their family time together by playing games and spending lots of time in the lakes area.

CEO Spotlight: Jon Lowry on AM1100 The Flag 07.09.2020 WATCH

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Brady Nash
CEO & Founding Partner | BNG Holdings, Inc. Executives’ Club Founding Member

Brady leads the overall direction of all our companies as well as negotiating contracts and new partnerships. His other primary focus is working with the executive team to assure every aspect of the company is operating with excellence, and empowering department heads to achieve our various business goals. He dedicates time to maintaining the company culture of BNG by developing strategies and working with the HR team to implement strategies to provide the best work-life balance for employees and their families. When not working, he spends time with his wife Brandi and their 5 beautiful children. 

The Accidental Entrepreneur series, w/CEO Brady Nash WATCH

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Dan Parker
Owner | Any Lab Test Now Executives’ Club Founding Member

How are you managing your drug free workplace program? You need a simple solution to manage your re-employment drug testing, random testing program, reasonable suspicion, post-incident and back-to-work drug and alcohol testing. It is easier for you, your business, your candidates, and your employees if that one resource can also help you with heavy metals and other occupational exposure testing services, as well as background screens and even employee wellness programs. ANY LAB TEST NOW® is your solution.

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Kent Satrang
CEO & General Manager | Petro Serve USA Executives’ Club Founding Member

Petro Serve USA operates 32 convenience stores in ND and MN and employees 500+ staff in a trade area that stretches from Bemidji to Bismarck and Grafton to Wahpeton.  Petro Serve received the Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award for its “Helping America Fuel Better” campaign.  Kent has a bachelor’s degree in Management from UND.  He became a CEO at age 22 and turned over his entire staff of 11 workers, in one morning, and survived to tell about it.  Petro Serve’s diverse leadership currently uses the EOS Operating System and has doubled their sales 5 times in the last 18yrs.

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Dave Anderson
President | Dakota Monument Company Executives’ Club Founding Member
Dakota Monument Company was incorporated in 1911. Dave succeeded his father as Owner in 1980. He remembers watching his father hand chisel letters and designs into stone in the small shop off the alley. Dave learned everything he could from his dad and the other craftsmen in the shop, as well as the business side of the company. The 5th generation of Andersons entered the business in 2013 with Dave’s sons Dustin and Seth. Today Dakota Monument Company is the only monument company in ND invited to be one of 50 members of the American Institute of Commemorative Art.
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Mike Dragosavich
Founder, CEO & Publisher | Spotlight Media

“Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. In 2010, there was 1 employee. Now look at our team! All our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds and each offers unique skills that help the Spotlight Media team become even stronger and more well-rounded.” – Drago Originally from the south side of Chicago, spent two years in and out of the NFL, and now publish magazines, build retail brands, build e-commerce stores and consider myself a serial entrepreneur in the place I call home: Fargo.

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Matt Lachowitzer
Owner & Founder | Matt’s Automotive Service Center Owner | KRK Marine & PowersportsExecutives’ Club Leadership Team & Lifetime PLATINUM Member

Matt is a husband, father, avid Vikings fan, and Owner/Founder of Matt’s Automotive Service Center. A Herman, MN native, Matt started this company as a 2-bay shop in 2009. He’s expanded the company into 6 locations with state of the art facilities across the FM area. Matt enjoys being a pillar in the community, giving back in any way he can, and providing knowledge and education in the biggest ways possible. As a result of being a continuous educator and an amazing pillar in the community, Matt won Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 through the FMWF Chamber of Commerce.

Read Matt’s story in the Sept. 2021 Ratchet + Wrench Magazine: A True Industry Advocate

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Shawn Weyer
Founder and Owner | Weyer Companies Weyer-For-Hire, LLC

Prior to opening my business in Fargo, I mentored under my father for over 12 educational years. While painting full time, I continued my education and graduated from NDSU with a business degree, as well as completing the pre-requisites for chiropractic school.  After being accepted to Northwestern school of Chiropractic, I made the decision to continue the painting business I had started in Fargo. Since 2012, our talented crew has been a top choice in the region, offering services for residential renovation, new home construction, industrial spaces and buildings of all sizes.

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Kari Score
President & Owner | Dakota Storage Products, Inc.

Merlyn Nelson founded Dakota Storage Products in 1989 at Westgo Square in West Fargo. Daughter Kari and her family took over operations in 2008, upon Merlyn’s retirement. Experts in pallet racking and warehouse planning, Dakota Storage Products has the largest on-hand inventory of U.S. made product in the region. Friendly, family-owned and striving to find the best possible storage solutions for your needs.

CEO Spotlight: Kari Score on AM1100 The Flag 08.25.2020 WATCH

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Art Rosenberg
President, Broker, Owner | Capital Commercial Real Estate Owner | Sunbelt Business Advisors North DakotaExecutives’ Club Signature Program Driver | Business Succession Series

Art is a highly accomplished Senior Executive and Entrepreneur with more than 25yrs of success in the venture capital (verticals), commercial real estate, development, and management consulting. Leveraging extensive experience as a licensed real estate agent in ND and MN and managing venture capital funds and real estate holdings, Art is a valuable asset for startups to small companies seeking expert experience with audit committees, finance, various hybrids of equity (reverse mergers, straight-line debt), cash flow, or investor relations.

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Brandon Pittenger
President and Attorney | Frontier Title FM Title; Ward Title; Richland Title; Barnes TitleStutsman Title; Lakes Title; 701 Title

Commercial and Residential Real Estate Closing, Escrow and Abstract Services, located at FM Title  1213 NP Ave, Suite 100 Fargo; Stutsman Title  223 3rd Ave SW Jamestown; Barnes Title  117 3rd St NW Suite 5 Valley City; Richland Title  602 Dakota Av Wahpeton; 701 TITLE 323 Main St. Williston; Lakes Title 1105 US-10  Detroit Lakes

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Brook Lyter
President and CEO Fargo Party Ride, Free Poker Network, Powerplay DJ

Free Poker Network, Inc. Marketing and promotions specializing in free-to-play Texas Holdem for bars/restaurants nationwide. FPN Gaming ND licensed distributor of gaming supplies. Limo Leader, Inc. is a reservation/event management system with integrated mobile app for operators in the limousine industry. Fargo Party Ride began 2009 specializing in unique Limo Bus/Party Buses. 8 unique vehicles to choose from. Powerplay DJ, Inc. Mobile disc jockey service providing entertainment for all occasions. Fastball Productions Developing sports-related solutions for the Joomla market. 

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Stu Stockmoe
Owner and President | SaveCoin, Monitor Marketing

I offer the most unique and dynamic advertising solutions in the FM area. My 23 yrs in the industry can help businesses create successful campaigns reaching 1000s, to help build your brand and get you new customers as well. Monitor Marketing is a digital media company offering a dynamic advertising solution for businesses of all types. SaveCoin offers dynamic advertising solutions to a growing interactive audience of 34k email subscribers, 500 SMS/Test subscribers, 10k+ facebook followers, 600 Twitter followers, and 26k unique weekly website visitors.

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Jodee Bock | Owner & Founder Executives’ Club Leadership Team

A dynamic business communicator who encourages riskful thinking as opposed to merely wishful thinking. More than 20yrs in the areas of corporate communication, media relations and executive coaching; the author of several books, podcast interviews, speeches, and blog posts; Jodee is a thought leader who has been called a boat rocker and a people enhancer, thanks to her unique ability to add a new perspective to common ways of thinking. 

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Dr Mason Orth, D.C.
Founder and CEO | ChiroHealth & Rehab

Dr. Mason Orth is especially interested people suffering with chronic pain and has led the way among Fargo chiropractors with new technologies to help treat chronic pain without drugs or surgery. Dr. Orth is known for his ability to diagnose more difficult cases especially related to spinal, shoulder, hip and knee conditions. His clinics have won multiple awards for performance and achievement and he continues to pursue the most effective and up-to-date methods of treating patients without the use of drugs and surgery.  Dr. Orth grew up locally in Horace and still resides in the area with his three children. 

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Kim Bjoralt
President & Founder Human Resource Management Group, LLC

As a Human Resource Consultant and former health insurance executive Kim brings 30 years of experience to business owners and executives. Kim brings an insightful strategic and practical implementation talent to clients that are challenged, overwhelmed and even non-compliant in the complex world of HR Management. His question-“How is your HR Model serving your business purpose and do you need to reinforce, rethink or reinvent your current approach”-has served clients around the region. HRMG provides all the functions usually associated with a traditional in-house human resource department. 

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Mark J Lindquist
CEO Mark J Lindquist Enterprises, Inc.

Action and growth are everything to me. When I was 19, I heard a speaker say, “Life is all about having a story to tell and an adventure to take.” I’ve thought about that wisdom many times throughout life’s journey and have understood it to mean that if a person has a story to tell, then you must have recently done something fun, great, or worthy of mentioning. If you always have an adventure to take, that means you are looking forward to something coming up and will have an opportunity to grow. Nearly 20 years after hearing that speaker, that wisdom has led me to have a pretty darn fun life.

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Russell Schell
President & Founder RJ Energy Solutions, LLC

My background in serving customers both in large commercial sites and residential homes has enabled me to focus on helping create and sustain safe, comfortable and energy efficient environments. Our focus at RJ Energy Solutions is helping clients have healthy homes and businesses with air systems and energy systems that work to make the home and business the very best they can be. When I not helping my customers improve their indoor air issue. I’m always up for some hiking, biking, camping or anything that keeps a person moving. The times I am good with sitting is when I’m watching sporting events.

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Richard Cossette
President | T.R.S. Industries, Inc.

Rich has been with T.R.S. since established in 1983 in his father’s garage. In 1989 they expanded to the Fargo Industrial Park, and in 2009 added a building which housed production and offices. In 2013, T.R.S. added 36k SF onto their new building, which increased manufacturing space to 69k SF. This new addition was used to house all of the employees under one roof. T.R.S. manufactures many of the parts for Roll Tarp Systems and stocks a wide selection of replacement tarps, lumber tarps, and steel tarps. Rich’s family, Shane, Bob and Brandon Cossette now handle most day-to-day operations.

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Jim Howe
Managing Partner Howe Seed Farms, Inc.

Jim graduated from Iowa State in Farm Operations. He is the 4th generation running the family business, Howe Seed Farms, in Casselton. Jim and his wife Gwen recently set up an Endowment through the NDSU Alumni foundation, providing scholarships to single mothers actively involved in the Jeremiah Program of Fargo. Not only does their endowment provide scholarships in perpetuity, it gives back by helping two generations, the mothers, and their children who can now learn by example how to be successful.

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Dave Ekman
President Bridge Hospitality

While attending NDSU and majoring in agricultural economics, Dave started in the computer business in 1981 by purchasing a ComputerLand franchise at age 20. This began a series of ventures, including Corporate Technologies, Corporate Communications, Travel Travel, hotel development and investment, a self-storage business and various real estate projects. After his retirement as CIO of Multiband Corporation, a field services company with over 3,000 employees which he helped start and subsequently sold, he now is President of Bridge Hospitality, a hotel development company.

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Barry Maring
Vice-President of Development | Sonmar Companies Owner | Right At Home – Fargo

Barry is a longtime entrepreneur with management experience in several diverse industries. He graduated Cum Laude from Concordia College, with a BA in Business Administration and Accounting. Barry developed his financial skills as an auditor with KPMG in Minneapolis and he passed the CPA exam the fall after graduation. Subsequently, Barry joined the ND Dept. of Banking as a Bank Examiner. He began following his entrepreneurial spirit early in his career when he developed a quick-serve Italian restaurant and purchased and developed various restaurants. He is now with Sonmar Management and Right at Home in Fargo.

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Roger Christianson
President Christiansons Business Furniture

Vision Statement: “To be recognized as the leading office dealer in our community, providing superior quality, value and customer service.” Christianson’s Business Furniture is a privately held corporation founded in 1993. We are a full service contract office furniture dealer, assisting designers, architects and end-users in ND and MN. We are a “Preferred Dealer” of Haworth furniture; a status attained after significant commitments have been achieved regarding Haworth focus, showroom facilities, sales, design and installation training as well as customer service.

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Mike Meagher
Founder and President | Sagency Partner | Upland Talent

Mike found meaningful work early in his career, but was constantly intrigued by how people engaged in their work and what led to team success. When teams were doing well, he noticed better communication and clear direction. When teams struggled, it was because they weren’t on the same page and they didn’t appreciate each other’s unique strengths and contributions. What was once simple intrigue, became the passion and the cornerstone for Sagency, founded in 2011. Mike believes success and healthy growth always center around people.

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Kelly Wentz
Partner MetroPrairie Enhanced Wellness Benefits

Kelly is a graduate of MSU in Business, Minors in Political Science and Economics, and 30 years as an independent in insurance. He has served on the FM Association of Insurance & Financial Advisers Board and as Ethics Chairman, two terms on the North Dakota Governor’s Commission on Aging, and currently serves on the Shriners Hospital for Children – Twin Cities Board of Governors, including Finance and Human Resources committees.


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Tim Eissinger
CEO | Anne Carlsen Center Executives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD Sponsor

Tim started with Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch – then called Dakota Boys Ranch – as a live-in house manager in 1983. He worked his way up the organization to Vice President of Programming and played an integral role in the development of co-ed programming and Ranch services throughout the Red River Valley. Tim spent just over 30 years with Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch before succeeding Eric Monson as CEO of Anne Carlsen Center in 2018. Our mission is to make the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all.

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Rob Burke
Director of Media Productions | BNG Team Founder | Yarn ProductionsExecutives’ Club Honorary Lifetime Member

BNG has been a client of Yarn’s for years and we have seen firsthand how they operate with integrity and a passion for people. So when they approached me with the idea of acquiring Yarn to grow their internal production team, it was hard for me to find a reason not to say yes. For the last six years I have built Yarn on a few core values: Relationship, Quality, Integrity, and Impact. I have seen how the BNG Team embodies every single one of those values and we couldn’t have found a more perfect company to partner with.

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Jessica Hoppe, CFP
Senior Business Advisor Alerus Financial

During her 17-year tenure in the industry, Jessica’s clients have referenced her as open minded, solution driven, knowledgeable, and strategic; “An excellent person to have on your side to link all of your business and financial needs together.” Jessica volunteers her time on the board of the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest, the Plains Art Museum, and TNT Kids Fitness. Jessica is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a master’s degree in business from NDSU and a bachelor of science in finance from MSUM.

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Rachael Boyer
President and CEO, The Authority Companies: The Home Authority, Inc., The Coatings Authority, Inc., The Cabinet Authority, Inc.Executives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD Sponsor

Rachael Boyer is a results-oriented, transformational leader, and business executive with more than 20 yrs in construction, healthcare, and numerous industries. Rachael’s entrepreneurial spirit has allowed her to develop several businesses and brands from origination across a variety of industries. Rachael’s passion for the construction industry has been built on the foundation of excellence with the customer at the center of the experience, and the framework of passion to transform vision to reality.

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Paul Highness
Managing Partner – Fargo Pro Resources
Paul studied marketing and accounting at MSUM, but with advent of the Apple computer, he switched gears and attended Moorhead Community College, which at the time, was the only institution that offered a Commercial Arts program focused on the new technology. Soon after graduating Paul began to teach adult education classes which focused on the Apple Macintosh and the software applications. Before becoming a Managing Partner with PRO Resources, Paul was the Executive Director of the Fargo Air Museum.
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Carissa Olsen
President and CEO NoKota Packers, Inc

Carissa was appointed president and CEO of NoKota Packers Inc., following the retirement of Steve Tweten in 2019. NoKota Packers is a 3rd-generation packer and shipper of red potatoes and an exclusive supplier of Side Delights potatoes. She assumed the role of COO in 2017, following 6 years as director of operations. She joined the company 15 years ago as an administrative assistant. Carissa graduated summa cum laude from Mayville State University with a bachelor’s degree in business education and is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie courses; Business Immersion, plus Leadership for Managers.

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Steve Dusek
President & CEO Dakota Business Lending

Steve has been at the helm of Dakota Business Lending since 2010 after leading Prairieland CDC for 15 years. Knowledge of lending programs and strategy are definitely his forte.  Steve uses this experience for the betterment of the entire industry by serving on the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) Board of Directors.  He has been involved with numerous committees to provide legislative advocacy and networking opportunities for small business development throughout the region. He knows the value of the services that we offer and wants to ensure that all businesses have the opportunity to take advantage of these programs to help them achieve their dreams. 

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Paul Smith, MS, EDFP, CVGA
Fargo Center Director ND Small Business Development Center

As Fargo Center Director, Paul assists business owners to start, manage and grow their companies through free, confidential business advising services in a variety of areas. He earned his Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification, is a certified LivePlan Expert Advisor and is one two ND SBDC export-certified advisors. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Lawrence University and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Paul (a loyal Cubs fan) his wife and two children live in Fargo.

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John Reimer, CPA
Shareholder Brady, Martz & Associates, PC

John joined Brady Martz in 2019 via its merger with Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co., PLLP (FSW). As the shareholder in charge of the firm’s Fargo office, John specializes in serving clients in the construction industry and ESOP-owned entities. He established his career with Eide Bailly before joining FSW as a senior associate in 2007. By the time FSW merged with Brady Martz, John was the firm’s managing partner. Outside of the office, John’s hobbies include traveling, golfing, cheering on the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Wild. He also spends time diving—he is a SCUBA certified Master Diver. 

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Heather Aal
Owner & Founder Aal Yours Consignments & Refinishing

We sell gently used upscale consignments, we are not a thrift store and may not accept everything that comes through our door but you can always be guaranteed that you will find something interesting. We take most consignments on a 90 day contract so our inventory is always changing. We also refinish, repair, repurpose and generally reimagine furniture pieces, and give space for local artisans to sell their work. We look for unique and interesting locally made items that will have a home in our shop for 120 days.

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Alex Warner
Founder & former CEO Pedigree Technologies, Inc.

Entrepreneur & Technology executive with 20+ years of experience in former, current & emerging IoT/Telematics/M2M markets and end-to-end solutions (Device/Sensor – Network – Enterprise – Mobile – End Users) to end-users throughout the entire customer life cycle. Specific Industry expertise on the use & application of these systems in Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Construction, Industrial & Transportation Markets.

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Darren Rogness
President Braaten Cabinets

Braaten Cabinets has been designing, manufacturing and installing custom made cabinetry for over 40 years. We provide hand crafted cabinetry, produced here in the Red River Valley, for new construction and remodels for both residential and commercial customers.

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Anthony Molzahn
CEO and Co-Founder Project Phoenix

Anthony arrived in Fargo with aspirations of CA to pursue a career as a professional golfer. Anthony never left, and he is now providing solutions for transferring information in several industries as a co-founder of Project Phoenix. “We started our company to bring life back into despaired systems…. our goal is to see data reborn,” explained Anthony. Since 2017, the Project Phoenix team is focused on 4 ongoing projects; the reconciliation project with NASA (connecting data from space centers); a resource project with Lowes, the Man Down Application, and Aegis Flow (an aerial/drone pilot for-hire application).

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DJ Colter
President & Owner | DJ Colter Agency, Inc. Executives’ Club Leadership Team & Signature Program Driver: EOS Roundtable Series

“Our goal is to be the most compassionate and driven insurance team for our clients that protects their dreams through our products. We want to help anyone in need of a “dream champion” to protect their assets and liabilities in the way they want to do business.” DJ is passionate about giving back to his community, an entrepreneur at heart and has held ownership or interest in numerous ventures. 

CEO Spotlight: DJ Colter on AM1100 The Flag 08.17.2021 WATCH

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Amber Metz
Executive Director Lake Agassiz Development Group

Lake Agassiz Development Group has been helping ambitious, hard-working North Dakotans for more than 40 years. LADG is comprised of 3 organizations with one staff to fulfill our clients’ needs: Lake Agassiz Regional Council (LARC); Lake Agassiz Regional Development Corporation (LARDC); Lake Agassiz Certified Development Company (LACDC)

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Don Arvidson
Owner Express Employment Professionals

Tell us about Express Pros? “When we “Match Great job seekers with Great companies”, it is so interesting for me to hear some of the stories of how much it means to both parties.” Your motivation?  “Of course we all like to make money to buy a nice things, go on vacation, etc.. Beyond material things, it’s a pretty crazy world and I think,  if you can make someone’s day just a little bit better or make them smile…….the end result seems they bless me more than I may have blessed them, so experiences like these are motivating to me.“

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Barry Gish
Pinnacle Guide Plan The Climb

Barry Gish, Certified Pinnacle Business Guide and owner of Plan The Climb, is a proven professional in helping Leadership Teams get what they want from their organization for more than three decades. Barry has a unique ability to understand the challenges of leadership and management and is well-acquainted with what it takes to run an organization. He has held positions with IBM and RSM McGladrey at a national level, as well as various regional firms. He has served as President and COO, VP of Planning and Development, Consulting Manager, and Sales Representative with industry-leading companies.

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Matt Magness
CEO Roll-a-Ramp

Matt has more than 20 years as a technology executive with Great Plains Software and Microsoft where he worked in a variety of roles – most notably running the Global Learning and Development efforts for the MBS Division of Microsoft. Matt is a native of Fargo and attended SMU (Dallas, TX) and Concordia College, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. He is also an investor and board member with Lura Enterprises, Fargo.

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Dave Nelson
President | Knight Printing President | Image PrintingExecutives’ Club Leadership Team & Signature Program Driver: EOS Roundtable

For Nelson, the challenge of running and sustaining the longest-running business in ND can be a little daunting. “It scares me to death. What was the vision of the people that ran the company before, and are we still holding on to that vision?” Nelson often asks himself. “We have a vision, but the company has a lot of history. I think you need to respect that.” Knight Printing occupies a 37kSF and employs over 40, Image Printing in Bismarck occupies a 31k SF and employs over 40 people, many of whom are working stockholders.

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Robin Nelson
Chief Executive Officer Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley

Robin has served as the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club since 2012, after holding multiple leadership roles in the for-profit world for the 23 yrs prior. She leads a high-performing team of 230 employees and 220 volunteers that serve close to 5k youth annually. Robin currently serves as a board officer for the Great Plains Food Bank; on the Fargo Public Schools Foundation Board; the United Way Education Collaborative; the Native American Commission; and was elected to 3 4-yr terms on the Fargo School Board in which she served 2 terms as President.

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Bill Erickson
President Total Imaging, LLC | Rapid Refill Ink

My goal is to provide the absolute best quality products to my customers at great prices while providing extraordinary customer service. I work with clients to discover the best solutions for them. My business education and over 40 years in management, business, electronics repair, computer hardware including printers, copiers and information technology, means I understand the needs of business to have the correct solutions. For more than 18 years i have been helping clients find the right products for their printers. Bill served nearly 25 yrs in our United States Navy, from 1972 to 1997.

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Andrea Hochhalter
Founder | Beyond Facilitation Executives’ Club Leadership Team & Signature Program Series Coordinator

“People support a world they help create” . Leading teams, engaging communities, and developing organizations for the purpose of improving lives is my passion. Using my breadth of leadership experience and strengths in communication, relationship development, strategic planning and implementation to generate meaningful action and results brings me great joy. I’ve gained invaluable experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and executive working in higher education, technology, real estate development, non-profit, and healthcare enabling me to take on big challenges, navigate operationally, and plan strategically. 

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Stacie Loegering
Executive Director | Emergency Food Pantry CEO | STORM Training & Consulting, LLC

The Emergency Food Pantry’s mission is to support the community by providing food to reduce hunger. For over 45 years, they have helped feed people in difficult situations. The pantry provides families and individuals with wholesome food to tide them over during these times. By doing so, the Emergency Food Pantry is fighting hunger in our communities, providing healing to families, and giving hope. Stacie is also CEO of STORM Training & Consulting, LLC. Areas of focus include Suicide Prevention, Team Dynamics, Organizational Effectiveness, Resilience, and Motivational Change.

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Patrick Kirby
Founder Do Good Better Consulting

Patrick is a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language. He has spent over a decade working in nearly every capacity in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and strives to ‘Do Good Better’ every day. From organizing $10,000 cure walks to $1 million galas, Patrick’s passion lies in creating creative solutions to make fundraising less boring.

CEO Spotlight: Patrick Kirby on AM1100 The Flag 07.06.2021 WATCH

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Jared Ferguson
Human Services Program Administrator State of North Dakota Dept of Vocational Rehabilitation

Our primary mission is to assist North Dakotans with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and to assist ND businesses in finding solutions to their disability-related issues. Through this “dual client” approach, we assist individuals with permanent injuries, illness, or impairments to achieve competitive employment and increased independence. We also assist business owners and employers through full service business consultation on a variety of business and disability-related areas.

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Michael Johnson, EA, ATP
CEO | ClearPath Advisors Executives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD Sponsor

A business coach helping entrepreneurs navigate the inflection point of transitioning from being their own boss, or owning a job, to creating the success they envision, Michael has built a 1-stop-shop for business solutions including; consulting, accounting, tax, and investment advice. He coaches several disciplines of business including leadership development, financial mgmt, building effective cultures, brand building, and marketing. Michael is grateful he gets to do this and being a coach is truly his calling. He is happiest when the people he works with make real progress, creating their own version of success. 

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Sylvia Lunski
Owner and Designer | Design Direction, Inc. Executives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD Sponsor

My passion for working with people, combined with creative design and technical expertise in everything I do assures you a well-designed, creative project. With over 30 years of design industry experience, I have extensive experience with cabinets, flooring, furniture, and draperies. I bring to my clients an understanding of the construction process as well as trusted relationships with local contractors, trade partners, and architects. This unique combination will provide you with exceptional results.

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Kia Mikesh
Co-Founder & CEO, Adams Independent Testing, LLC Vice-President, North Dakota Grain Inspection Services, Inc.

Kia is a graduate from the Carlson School of Management at the U of M. After graduation, Mikesh was hired by NDGI as the company’s Project Manager and worked her way to the VP role. She now manages the agency across 9 states. Along with her commitment to NDGI/Adams Independent Testing, she is the Project Manager for AdamsNet, a company that develops software programs for grain inspection agencies similar to NDGI. Kia also serves as the VP of the American Association of Grain Inspection and Weighing Agency and was appointed to serve on the U.S. Dept of Agriculture Grain Inspection Advisory Committee.

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Dan Cash
Vice President/Market Manager Midwest Radio of Fargo-MoorheadExecutives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD Sponsor

Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead’s service is grounded in three defining principles – we entertain, we inform the community and we achieve results for our advertisers. With heritage stations consisting of KFGO-AM-FM, KOYY-FM and KVOX-FM coupled with statewide coverage on KNFL-AM and top-tier local station KRWK-FM Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead has the premiere radio properties in the state of North Dakota.

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Dana Sand
President OK Tire Store

OK Tire Stores are primarily a distributor of tires and tire related products and services, but they are also an ACDelco auto part distributor for our Bismarck, Minot, and Grand Forks locations. Tires featured include Multi-Mile and Sigma (private label brands), General, Michelin®, Sumitomo, Bridgestone, Firestone, and Kleber. OK Tire also manufactures Bandag retreads at its Fargo location. Fargo is also the location of the main distribution warehouse. Most stores provide auto and truck mechanical services and alignments.

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Dave Harmon
Owner, MC/DJ, Dance Instructor Harmon Entertainment

My love for music started at an early age. My father was a professional musician so music was always a part of my life as long as I can remember. When I was 8 years old my dad created the “Harmon Family Band” with my 3 brothers and sisters and mom. I sang and played the bass guitar. We practiced all summer long and at the end of the summer we went on a 10 stop tour across the west coast ending at Disneyland. It is one of the best memories of my childhood. I believe this early involvement in music helped me to develop my rhythm which carried into being a better dancer and DJ.

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Trent R Lee
Founder and CEO Compass Leadership Advisors

Trent Lee is dedicated to improving the lives and businesses of Chief Executives and Business Owners. He is the Chair for two CEO/Business Owner private advisory boards for Vistage Worldwide, an EOS Traction Implementor and an Independent Exit Planning Strategists for NAVIX. Trent is a former small business owner, divisional President/GM and Sr Executive with 25+ years of business background. Trent grew up in the Omaha, NE and spent his summers living and working on the family farm in Central Nebraska. He and his wife Kerri have three children and currently live in Fargo.

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Peter Schott
Co-Founder Genesis Feed Technologies

Speaker, Community Builder, Way maker. Peter grew up on a fourth generation family farm in Kulm, ND. In his past lives he has picked rocks, ran a seed dealership, and implemented ERP software at ag companies across North America. “Implemented ERP software” is a fancy way of saying he helped busy men and women who didn’t know what Windows was learn how to use computers to run a business on one.  Peter is the co-founder of Genesis Feed Technologies, a mobile platform for the animal feed industry.

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Mark Bjerke
Founder & Owner | MAD Events Management General Manager | WE Fest

Highly-successful entrepreneur and P&L operations executive involved in multiple businesses including health clubs, publishing companies, public and private events, product distribution and TV, internet and multi-media outlets. Skilled marketing management professional who conceived, promoted, produced, and managed 7 Construction Expos that featured live demo’s, training, education and entertainment. Regarded by colleagues for unwavering honesty and integrity, in-depth marketing savvy, and the ability to out-think and out-sell the competitors. Instrumental in building lasting relationships with key clients.

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Todd Berning
Founder & President | EPIC Companies Founder & Owner | Spicy Pie

Working hard to develop real estate projects, offer investors high returns, and create long-lasting relationships. Offering investors return on their capital through debt and equity real estate investment opportunities. EPIC Companies seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through the new construction of mixed-use buildings in secondary markets in the upper Mid-West. EPIC’s projects range from $3-20M with 25% allocated to commercial space (usually first floor) while the upper floors are dedicated to multi-family housing.

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Adam Martin
Founder and CEO F5 Project

We connect with individuals in jails and in recovery to remind them that we’re available for them when they come out. We ask, “What do you need?” to people who have never had that question asked to them and create a unique, heart-centered plan for each individual. With a house, a job, a plan and hope for the future…Grace has been given – change is on the horizon. And we lobby, write to senators, to representatives, to congress, to the public, and work to change the laws and erase the stigma.

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Matt Chaussee
CEO Be More Colorful

Matt describes himself as a lifelong student who loves to learn and apply new concepts in creative and innovative ways. He is passionate about using 360° photography and real-world virtual reality to create a culture of increased curiosity and appreciation of all the world’s amazing places… and to demonstrate that many of these places are hiding in our own communities. His professional roles have included website merchandising, internet marketing analysis, programmer/analyst, mathematics instructor and tech services manager. 

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Michelle Swanson
President Reliance Associates, PLLC

Michelle is a certified public accountant who brings extensive accounting and tax experience to the group. Prior to founding Reliance Associates, Ms. Swanson held the controller position at The Marcil Group. Prior to The Marcil Group, she worked over 12 years in public accounting assisting clients from a variety of industries in developing financial and internal controls and preparing and presenting financial statements and tax returns; including extensive accounting, tax, and consulting services experience in physician practices and clinics.

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Sandra Vigen
Founder, Owner and CEO | Mama Ducks Cleaning Service, LLC Executives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD Sponsor

As a business owner, I know the importance of productivity & trust. We pride ourselves on allowing our commercial accounts to focus on the details of their business operations day to day & not cleaning. We understand that every one of your customers matter and your business space & its cleanliness reflects that. We know that you get one impression when a potential client walks through your doors & we don’t want you to have to worry about whether the sale is ruined by dust, or dirt. Business owners love that they can leave that to us. We offer a 100% guarantee or we will clean it again. DUST SETTLES…. WE DON’T!

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Lisa Bortnem-Wiser
Managing Partner | Bortnem Family Ltd Partnership Owner (President-Retired) | MidStates Wireless, Inc.Executives’ Club Leadership Team

MidStates Wireless, Inc., formerly known as Elder’s Radio Communications, was originally formed in 1946. The company has remained in the same family for the past 70 years and has been handed from one generation to the next. Today the corporation deals primarily in commercial two-way, public safety, interoperability solutions from the RF subscriber, to the dispatch center technology, up to and including the construction and maintenance of the tower facilities. GET TO KNOW LISA

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Shelle Hagen, LMT
Owner | Elite Therapeutic Massage & Health Partners Owner | Elite Massage AcademyExecutives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD Sponsor

Elite Therapeutic Massage was born in 2001, when Shelle planted the first seed (farm girl born and raised hence the farming analogy)  and opened a 1-room office. Since that day, Elite has been providing the best massage care and customer service in the FM area.  Shelle’s ultimate goal is to assist in the development of others to achieve their dreams! (This is the harvest!) Shelle’s a Christian who roots her business decisions on Biblical principals and focuses on positivity and love to surround everyone who enters Elite. We offer a no-drama environment that only allows positive, encouraging and uplifting qualities. 

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Ole Rygg
Owner & Founder Corporate Elements, LLCValue Innovation Group

My journey as an entrepreneur started with the realization that we must simplify to be truly happy and do better – in life, leadership, business and how we work together to get results. My goal is to help people and organizations commit to simpler and more effective solutions that increase their fulfillment in work and life. I hope you will join me on the journey! Our moral purpose is to build a world of organizational champions, where people on all levels have the clarity, skills and drive to find fulfillment and do extraordinary work.

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John Fisher
Executive Director Friends of the Children, Fargo-Moorhead

I am passionate about leading people and movements that change peoples lives and communities. One of the greatest joys in life is seeing peoples lives changed. How they grow and how the community grows because of the message is an incredible journey that I dedicate my life to. Our model is distinct, courageous and proven. We have redefined the youth mentoring field by creating the first and only long-term professional mentoring program in the country.


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Miranda Burfeind
Owner, Phone-n-Fix Executives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD SponsorExecutives’ Club Signature Program Driver: Under 10 Roundtable Series

Phone-n-Fix is locally owned by Carl and Miranda Burfeind, our expertise in the electronics industry is backed by 30 years of experience fixing anything and everything electronic. As Owner of a successful company, with fewer than 10 full-time employees, Miranda also drives our Executives’ Club Under 10 Roundtable focused on those issues and challenges of smaller organizations. Miranda is also an avid photographer and volunteers with both Feeding South Dakota and Women in Science nonprofit organizations.

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Sarah Koustrup
Chief Strategy Officer | National Hospitality Services Executives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD Sponsor

Sarah is the Chief Strategy Officer of National Hospitality Services (NHS), a hotel management company with headquarters in Fargo, proudly managing 36 hotels and over 1,000 employees throughout the US. Originally from Sioux Falls, Sarah now resides in Fargo. Sarah has worked for a number of great organizations including Midco (Midcontinent Communications) and Citigroup. Sarah has a strong background in leadership, policy development, and Human Resources strategy. Sarah is passionate about driving results through company culture, development, and outstanding customer service.

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Beau Flom
Real Estate Broker and Owner Flom Property Group, Inc.
Beau served 5 yrs active duty in our US Navy, plus 4 yrs in the Reserves, specialized in Combat Medicine. He continued his study of medicine at the University of Delaware and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rocky Mountain University in Montana as a Physicians Assistant. He then spent over 12 yrs at Sanford Hospital in Cardiothorasic Surgery, specializing in endoscopic vessel harvesting and robotic surgery. Beau recently went on his own to form FpG, Flom Property Group. He prides himself on having clients’ best interests at heart, providing them with all the resources needed to buy or sell their property. 
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Shanna Cramer
President and Artist Creatively Uncorked, Inc.

I’m so excited to bring the paint and sip experience to Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area! Creatively Uncorked is the product of combined passions. With a background in art, teaching, and wine appreciation (wink), it is proving to be the perfect fit. The whole idea is to provide an opportunity for people to relax, have some laughs and get creative with their friends and co-workers. It’s fun art, not fine art, so whether you’re the artistic type or can’t draw a stick figure, you will have a good time.

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Susan Hozak
Publisher and Owner, Midwest Nest Magazine Office Manager, Friendly Smiles Cosmetic DentistryExecutives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD Sponsor

Susan grew up in a military family and has lived in places all over the world including Spain and Germany.  She has lived in Fargo since 1999 and loves the culture, people, and growth Fargo has been experiencing. “Our mission at Midwest Nest Magazine, is to inspire readers to connect with the community by capturing cuisine, art, design, culture, and worldly inspiration – in our own backyard. Through sharing stories and supporting area causes and events, Midwest Nest strives to empower and encourage readers to become more involved in our community, follow their passions and support regional businesses.”

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Maddie Craig
Founder, Digital Bookkeeper | Blue Cypher Bookkeeping

We make bookkeeping easy, efficient, and understandable for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. We are a virtual firm designed around our certainty that bookkeeping doesn’t have to be scary, confusing, or stressful. We also don’t believe YOU (the boss/entrepeneur/wearer of all hats doing ALL the things all the time) should have to be the one doing the bookkeeping. We know you’ve got better things to do! By embracing technology and improving internal processes around the day-to-day tasks, we bring a higher level of quality bookkeeping. QuickBooks Online ProAdvisors, we specialize in accounting for service-based businesses and nonprofit organizations in the United States.

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Jackson Strom, AIA
Founder and Principal Architect Strom Architecture

Jackson discovered a love for drawing at a young age while growing up in rural SD. In addition to working on the farm, he built homes with his Dad during the summer, and poured concrete for a local contractor. Jackson earned his Master’s Degree in Architecture from NDSU while working for one of the premier architecture firms in the region. During this time, his growing interest in design led him to spend his free time studying architecture, and growing his knowledge of the profession. These experiences would lead him to become a design principal in a regionally renowned and award-winning firm.

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Matthew J Breker
Financial Advisor | Red River Financial Group, LLC

Matt is a relationship builder and problem solver who works to understand high-net worth clients to simplify their financial lives. He assists clients in identifying and prioritizing their goals including estate planning, investments, tax minimization strategies, wealth transfer, business transition, and retirement income.  He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Ag Economics from NDSU.  A native of Rutland, ND, he was raised on the family farm and learned the ethics of hard work, honesty, and integrity. 

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Brett Meyers
Owner and Broker Ag Experts Land and Auction
Being in the farming industry my whole life and still running my own farm, I feel I am an excellent resource when it comes to the realities of farming and the valuation of assets (land) that surround the farming industry. As a working farmer, Realtor, Accountant, MBA, and Graduate of Western College of Auctioneering in Montana, I’m educated and armed to better assist you and your family in legacy and disposition of assets.
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Gary Johnson
Owner and Optometrist Dr. Gary Johnson, O.D. PC

This is my main job and provides me a good income for other projects. If you want a fast, friendly, affordable exam, come see me at Visionworks in West Acres. We will have your trial contact lenses in stock 99% of the time. I’m available for exams M-Sat 10-6 (later appts given if needed). Gary is also Founder of Chek Task, trying to make the world a better place by creating empathetic individuals and giving them opportunities to improve their moral worth.

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Steve Hallstrom
President and Managing Partner Flag Family Media | Fieldstone Group, LLC

I lead our sales, programming, on-air, and branding efforts, and just about anything else needed to run a small business. Everything we do well is thanks to God and a tremendous team of gifted people. Fieldstone Group is a full service creative and strategic partner. We can work with your top executives to establish organizational strategy, or simply carry out your plans and ideas. Steve grew up in rural MN, where farm fields were dotted with nearby stone piles. These piles came from the rock that had been removed from the fields by hand, to allow the seed growing underneath to flourish.

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Linda J Pederson, PE
Director and Project Management KFI Engineers

Linda provides oversight and training for all KFI’s project managers. She’s led the mechanical design on a variety of projects and brings over 25 yrs experience implementing a variety of project delivery methods. Strong leadership, organizational skills and collaborative style enable a truly integrated approach enabling clients to achieve their specific goals. “The best design solutions evolve from having the voices of all key stakeholders at the table. All stakeholders need to understand how their interests impact each other’s. They gain realization as to which aspects are most critical to helping our clients achieve their vision.”

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Joe Tjosvold
Founder and Driver Advertise Edge | Chezy

From St. Paul, MN, Joe attended MSUM studying finance & marketing, and was very active on campus as a football player and part of many student organizations. He started Advertise Edge in 2017 and holds many roles, but his main responsibility is building a culture where creativity thrives. “We help businesses communicate authentically and effectively through video.” Sister company, Chezy was born in 2020 to fill a void for small businesses with high-quality videos but at a fraction of the price.

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Cheryl Bergian
Owner and Attorney Cheryl Bergian Law Office

Cheryl is an attorney with 30+ years of experience, practicing in ND and MN.  She concentrates in personal and small business bankruptcies, but also provides services in drafting wills, healthcare directives and powers of attorney for financial decisions. I see my business as more than just a law firm: I’m your support network as you take on life’s financial challenges. Whether you are struggling with an unshakable debt burden or considering the best methods for protecting the estate you have worked so hard to build, I will help you move quickly and efficiently toward a resolution and better tomorrow.

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Jason Orloske
Founder | Bridge The Gap Consulting, LLC Principal Consultant | DigineerExecutives’ Club Signature Program Driver | Group Mentorship Series

Transformational business leader with over 20 yrs helping companies bridge the gap between organizational strategy and operational excellence through effective project portfolio management. As servant leader, I excel at building innovative and dynamic teams that deliver business value. I have a passion for creating a vision and purpose for team members so combined talents drive results. Jason is also Principal Consultant with the enterprise project management firm, Digineer, based in Minneapolis.

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Gail Nelson, M.Ed, LPC
Founder & Owner Journey Counseling

In partnership with the Couples Institute and their tools in the developmental model of relating, Gail specializes in guiding couples through problems and issues that can be too much to handle on their own. Through regularly scheduled sessions or one-day intensive workshops, Gail fosters a trusting and open environment where couples can freely explore their problems and work towards productive solutions to better themselves and their relationships. Her greatest satisfaction is watching her work make a true difference for the people she works with. Her areas of expertise include marriage preparation, conflict mediation, individual counseling, couples counseling, and divorce coaching.

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Erik Jacobson
Owner & President Main West Equipment, Inc.

Fast and easy process, great results and the most-competitive pricing in the market, for construction, agriculture and heavy equipment. Buy/Sell, consign, fleet management and liquidation services. Prior to founding Main West Equipment, Erik owned and operated a retail sporting goods store in Bemidji, MN and was the Founder/Director of the Blue Line Walleye Tournament, supporting local law enforcement agencies.

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Landon Vogel
President and Founder Prairie Ag Products

Landon Vogel is a Fargo Business Entrepreneur who founded Prairie Ag Products in the summer of 2019. Growing up in and around the Ag Industry, Vogel has always enjoyed working in Ag and been fascinated with everything Farming! Being directly involved in the Ag Industry has been a great experience now working with Grain Testing and Grading Equipment, along with the day to day Industrial Supplies Products. Vogel grew up in Buchanan, ND and moved to Bismarck, ND where he graduated from Century High School. He then moved to Fargo, ND where he went to MSUM for his Business/Industrial Distribution Degree. 

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Beverly Boone
CEO | Boone Charitable Foundation Donor Relations Manager | New Life CenterExecutives’ Club Leadership Team & PLATINUM Member

Beverly is a native of Grafton N.D and holds a B.S. in Education from UND. In the 1980’s she learned the potato brokerage business from her father and was one of few female potato brokers in the state. After a long career in education, she moved to Fargo to continue her 20yr role as C.E.O. of the Boone Charitable Foundation. In 2019 Beverly also accepted a position in Donor Development at New Life Center in Fargo.

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Dr Shelley J Lenz
Owner | Ometepe Vet Clinic Owner | Killdeer Vet & State Ave Vet ClinicFounder | Sustainable Vets International

Dr. Shelley earned her Ph.D. in pharmacology from University of Pennsylvania in 1996. She earned her DVM degree from Ohio State University in 2001. She worked as an equine vet at the prestigious Hagyard-Davidson-McGee in Lexington, KY until 2004. Realizing her vocation in life is to bring quality and accessible veterinary care to rural areas,  she moved to the Great Plains and also began to work internationally serving the underserved. She also is the founder of Sustainable Vets International, a 501c3 nonprofit international organization whose mission is to ‘reduce animal suffering globally’.

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Thomas M Stadum
Founder and Wealth Advisor | Fjell Capital Executives’ Club Leadership Team & Signature Program Driver: Business Succession

As a third-generation financial advisor, Tom Stadum carries on the tradition of his grandfather and father by delivering comprehensive financial plans, prudent investment strategies, and timely service. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, racing sailboats, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Camila, and daughter, Lucy.  Tom is active in the community and serves on several non-profit advisory boards.

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Shaun Engelsrud
Owner Dakota Water Conditioning

A locally owned FULL service water management company, specializing in all types of water issues, whether it’s Iron, Hardness, Chlorine/Chloramine, “Rotten Egg” smell, Arsenic, Tannins, Bacteria, etc. we can fix it. We carry over 20 products that will provide perfect water for any situation. Our residential softeners and drinking water systems come with a 5 year warranty and we stand behind everything we install. We carry and install a line of commercial softeners and filtration systems that can handle any application. Additional Companies: The Water Minion – portable

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Julie Halverson
Sales Manager iDigital Outdoor & Media

I am from Kindred, ND.  I have 3 children; Kayla Carlson who is married to Craig and my granddaughters Taylor and Emma Carlson, my son Robi Sorum, and another son Dylan Halverson.  I worked at Newman Outdoor for 14 years as an Account Executive, until moving in September to IDigital Outdoor as the Sales Manager.  I have been an Ambassador with the FMWF Chamber for 10+ yrs. iDigital works one-on-one with companies to develop innovative advertising campaigns that make a difference.

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Chris Poer
Owner/Partner, Fashion Nails Thrivent Financial, Financial Associate
I provide personalized financial guidance to people at all stages of life. At Thrivent, we view money not as a goal, but as a tool — one that can afford you a life rich in meaning and gratitude. We believe humanity thrives when individuals make the most of all they’ve been given. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to helping people make the most of all they’ve been given. Fashion Nails is a locally and family owned nail salon that has been in business since 2001. They have been offering nothing but the highest level of customer service. Our team has 18 years of experience in the industry.
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Cassie Temple
Group Health & Benefits Consultant | OnPoint Insurance Services, LLC Owner | Beyond MarketingExecutives’ Club Leadership Team & Signature Program Series Driver: Under 10 Roundtable

I help businesses set up and manage their employee benefit packages. From health insurance to voluntary benefits, dental and vision to group life plans, and everything in between.⁣ OnPoint Insurance works with 150+ insurance companies to find you the best rates. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Moorhead Business Association as Vice President, multiple committee’s within the MBA, and the volunteer cabinet with the United Way.

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Mike Gallagher

Mike has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from NDSU and Masters of Business Administration from UMary. Mike spent nearly 10 years as VP Director of Production with Spectrum Aeromed, 4 years as President of Curtis Construction Company and, most recently, 1 year as CEO of Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors with Impact Dakota, who’s Mission is to positively impact business results of manufacturers and other industries. 

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Brad Ness
President | S&S Promotional Group, Inc. President | Commemorative Firearms

S&S has built its business success on the philosophies of hard work, ethical business practices, and a dedication to serve their customers and employees. S&S also lives by our core values of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Integrity, I Care, Respect, Responsibility and Teamwork. Brad completed his B.A. at Concordia, where he also served on their National Alumni Board. Brad served on the Board of Directors for the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals and has also been an active Member of the FMWF Chamber since 1981. He has served as an Ambassador, Chair of the Chairman’s Club and Chair of the Board of Directors.

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Greg Peterson
Owner | Operator B&G Beverages, Inc. | Ace Beer & Liquors | Town Hall Bar
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Josh Hutchins
Franchise Owner Two Men and a Truck

Josh was born in Wisconsin and moved to Rochester, MN after meeting his now wife Stephanie. His career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK started in 2014 in Rochester. He started on the trucks as a driver and worked many different positions before moving his family to the Fargo area and opening TWO MEN AND A TRUCK- Fargo. Josh’s favorite thing about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is the sense of family throughout the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK system and especially his franchise. Josh’s biggest word of advice for customers is to start the planning process early to ensure there are no surprises.

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Stephanie Larscheid
Executive Director Prairie Family Business Association

Stephanie served as Executive Director of PFBA from 2015 – 2018 and returned in 2019 to lead the Association. She has a proven record of building relationships with members and developing programs that add value to family businesses. Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University Ivy College of Business and a MBA from the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business. “Working with family businesses is a pleasure and a privilege,” said Larscheid. The association serves nearly 200 member businesses in SD, ND, MN, IA and NE.

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Jay Evans
Co-Founder and Owner Off Color Media

Founded March 2017, Off Color Productions provides a team of talented and consistent individuals that are here to help through all of your video production processes. Seeing the many delighted faces during our photography sessions or the smiles from our clients as we review their production has to be the biggest highlight of what we do. Not only is it inspirational for us but also allows us to keep progressing in our profession. Capturing timeless moments for your wedding or getting the perfect content for your business, we guarantee to provide the best services every time.

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Cal Braun
Agent Integrity First Insurance

I live in West Fargo, North Dakota with my wife Kris, son Logan and two black labs, Maggie and Jazzy. I am a proud Shriner and member of the El Zagal Director’s Staff motorcycle corp parade and competition team. Not only do I love to raise money to support Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, I love the camaraderie that it brings. I also love to hunt, fish, ride motorcycle and camp with family and friends.

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Duane Maatz
Financial Professional Thrivent
  • former Executive Director, Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association
  • former Executive Director, US Dry Bean Council
  • former Executive Director, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association
  • former President & CEO, Northern Plains Potato Growers Association
  • former College & High School Ag Instructor
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Zach Johnson
Owner & Turf Specialist Fargo Moorhead Organic Turf

We at FM Organic Turf believe your lawn should look golf course green which is why we use the same products that golf courses use. We are passionate about giving you a lawn that you can be proud of! Give us a call to get your free, personalized Quote! 

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Brittney Hogan
Foundation Director ShareHouse

The mission of the ShareHouse Foundation is to develop financial support for personalized addiction recovery services and the overall mission of ShareHouse. Brittney is an experienced Nonprofit Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Nonprofit sector, with a Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) focused in Human Services, General from Bismarck State College, along with a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Minot State University. President/Governor Appointed Member of the ND Statewide Independent Living Council since 2014, and President of the Moorhead Alliance of Nonprofits.

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Jennifer Ellsworth
Mortgage Loan Originator Loan Depot
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Jeffrey Missling
CEO & Executive Vice President North Dakota Farm Bureau

Jeffrey has served as the CEO of North Dakota Farm Bureau since 2005, having previously worked for the MN Farm Bureau, the U of M Extension Office, Cargill and other ag-related businesses his entire life. NDFB He grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm near Jeffers, MN and holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management from SDSU, as well as a master’s degree in international management from the University of Maryland. Jeff and his wife Amy live in Fargo.

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Jason Berg
Partner and General Manager | Buffalo River Speedway Owner | Jason Berg Racing

By day, Jason is the Purchasing & Inventory Manager for Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc. of Fargo, by night (and most weekends) he is part of the new Ownership team and General Manager of Buffalo River Speedway. He is also a driver and Owner of Jason Berg Racing and Host of a weekly radio program on WDAY, Track Talk with Jason Berg.

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Larry Mueller
Team Leader Airloan.comBusiness Consultant | Uplinq, Inc.

Uplinq is a recent startup company that simplifies and automates bookkeeping so you can focus on your primary business.  Larry was in the ag industry for 30 years, and also has a focus in the aviation finance industry.  His background is in Operations Management, Sales Management, and as a territory manager.  You’ll find him up flying every chance he gets!

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Joel Jorgenson
CEO & Founder BWR Innovations

BWR Innovations is a concept-to-design innovation center, bringing world-class solutions to your issues. Our team can create new and exciting products in blue water markets, increasing your efficiencies and revenues. Dr. Jorgenson is also an Adjunct Professor at NDSU, assisting in research proposals, concentrating on public-private partnerships between academics and industry.

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Brett Colliton
Insurance Agent | Country Financial

As a local Country Financial insurance agent, my goal is to build relationships and to serve the needs of my community in any way I can. I believe that financial planning and peace of mind are imperative, and I am dedicated to helping you by offering the products that suit your needs. It’s important to me to provide my clients with the best knowledge and service, and I strive to ensure that my values are reflected in my performance.

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Aaron Stoe
Vice-President | Skaff Apartments, Inc.

At Skaff Apartments we pride ourselves on the variety, value and service that we offer and bringing a family approach to property management. As Vice-President and the third generation, I handle the operations of our management business and look to continue the legacy of providing great service to our tenants. Before joining Skaff, I worked in many areas of the agriculture industry: working on our family farm, crop input sales, and land management.

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Tim Meyer
Senior Director AirMed, F-M Ambulance, Emergency OperationsSanford Health

Tim is a career EMS provider with a strong background in EMS system and policy development. As Sanford Health’s Senior Director of EMS Operations, Tim is responsible for F-M Ambulance Service and for the medical staff of Sanford AirMed. Prior to his Director position, Tim was flight paramedic for 15 years, and also State EMS and Trauma Director for the ND Dept of Health in Bismarck. Tim served 4 years in our US Navy, with 2 aboard the USS Florida, a Trident class nuclear submarine.

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Jeff Carney
Owner FM Digital SolutionsDark Horse IT

With over 25 years of ​experience in the IT industry, Jeff has worked for multiple IT companies. His roles included building custom PCs, troubleshooting, and repairing PCs. Designing and implementing wired and wireless networks, small business administration, as well customer support. “I’m here to solve problems, my goal it to help you leverage technology so that it makes your life easier.” – Jeff

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Ashley Mauch, LMFT
Owner 360 Therapy Associates

Ashley has been helping couples, families, and individuals since 2007. She earned her Master’s Degree in Couples Family Therapy at NDSU’s Therapy program. Ashley specializes in anxiety, depression, adolescent issues, autoimmune disease, adjustment issues, parent-child relational problems, marital/couples issues (premarital, or contemplating separation or divorce). We may have similar struggles, but we all experience these struggles differently. Ashley’s services are structured around each client and family’s unique needs and goals. She is focused on helping enrich your relationships and create a life full of confidence, hope, happiness, and peace. Ashley offers self pay without a diagnosis for those who can’t have an official diagnosis due to their career title. 

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Natalie Sparrow
Owner | Ultimate Image, LLC Agent | Natalie Sparrow Management

In 2006, Natalie received the honor of winning the YWCA Women of The Year Award for “Business That Empowers Women”. Natalie launched Ultimate Image in 1999; Ultimate Image, Model & Talent Management in 2001; and Natalie Sparrow Management in 2012, representing models, talent, influencers and make-up artists. “With over 25 years of experience in the modeling/acting/fashion/make-up world, I bring you an experience in the industry unlike anyone else (and anywhere else).” – Natalie

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Shari Isaak
Owner Advanced Hospitality, Inc.Expressway Suites, Fargo & Grand Forks

1.3.22 | bio coming soon

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Crystal Nelson
Founder & Owner Fargo ErgonomicsAlter Ergo

Crystal is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and the owner of Fargo Ergonomics. She graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Mary and has certifications in functional capacity evaluations, functional job assessments, and pre-work screens/post-offer employment testing. Crystal is an expert in work-related injury prevention for every workplace. Her experience as an occupational therapist and and her expertise in the treatment of upper extremity injuries fuels her passion to help people prevent the onset of musculoskeletal disorders.

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Kurt McSparron
Founder The100,Inc., dba The Executives’ Club of Fargo-MoorheadExecutives’ Club Leadership Team

A farm-kid from Grandin, ND, Kurt studied Radio/TV Broadcasting and Video Production at the School of Communication Arts in Minneapolis.  Prior to founding The100,Inc., Kurt spent 6 years with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and is truly an entrepreneur at heart. He has owned several small companies and assisted with the start-up and development of numerous private ventures. He currently holds a seat on the Editorial Board of Fargo INC! Business Magazine, a consulting position with The North Dakota Small Business Bureau, a division of NDFB, and is Business Development Manager with Nelco First Aid, Inc. of West Fargo.

CEO Spotlight: Kurt McSparron on AM1100 The Flag 02.11.2020 WATCH

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