Meet The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead

“This is one group that can relate and connect on the C-level.”
– Roger Christianson, Founder and CEO, Christiansons Business Furniture

CLICK each Member’s NAME or PHOTO for contact information

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Wes Henry
Co-Founder and CIO, True IT, LLC | Club Founding Member #1

Wes is a entrepreneur at heart, being an Owner or Partner in 3 prior technology-based companies before co-founding True IT in 2012. Wes spent 4yrs as CEO of True IT, has authored 2 IT-related books and is currently involved in a 3D printed firearm suppressor manufacturing venture.

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Josh Christy
Founder and CEO, Codelation | Club Founding Member and Executive Sponsor

We’re not your typical development agency. We are a team of web and app builders, marketers, startup consultants, and product testers who help turn big ideas into powerful products. CEO Spotlight: Josh Christy on AM1100 The Flag 03.17.2020 WATCH

Updated 3 months ago.
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Ron Fuhrman
Founder and President, Liberty Business Systems | Club Founding Member and GOLD Sponsor

Founded in Fargo in 1986. “Our formula of values, expertise and commitment to satisfaction has made us North Dakota’s premier provider of Office Technology Solutions. When you work with Liberty Business Systems, you’re more than just another business–you’re a valued partner.”

Updated 5 months ago.
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Debra Asp
President, Nelco First Aid, Inc. | Club Founding Member

Nelco First Aid, Inc., founded in 1987 by Greg Nelson and purchased by Deb in 2007, sells and services first aid and safety products to over 500 businesses 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 and CEO, FF Fisher Sales and Leasing | Club Founding Member and GOLD Sponsor

Prior to his 20+ yrs in the leasing industry, Todd worked for a regional CPA firm. He’s also been a managing ptnr with Smashburger, as well as a franchise ptnr in 5 Qdoba restaurants. He’s held board positions with economic development, national leasing industry, and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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Mark Giddings, CPA
Founder, Giddings and Associates | Founding, LEGACY Lifetime Member

Mark Founded Giddings and Associates in 1990 and became one of the most-respected CPAs in the nation. Mark developed a niche in sophisticated tax and business consulting, with a unique distinction of serving clients on all 7 continents. We congratulate Mark on the sale of his firm to Widmer Roel of Fargo, effective 01.01.22. Congratulations!

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Tom Kading
Founder, Fargo Patent & Business Law, PLLC | Club Founding Member

Tom is an entrepreneur at heart and been involved in numerous start-ups and ventures.  Over the years, Kading has found that many attorneys struggle to bridge the gap between the needs of business owners and the advice attorneys provide. When he sold his business interests, he was inspired to start a law firm that offered those 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
Founder, H.G. & Associates, Inc. | Founding, LEGACY Lifetime Member

Harlan was at the initial meeting, when the concept of The100, Inc. was implemented, and an influential Member throughout his time with us. We were lucky enough to host his 70th Birthday Party in 2021, before his passing on Thanksgiving Day 2021. We miss our friend. “Okay…and how’s that working out for you?” – famous HG response

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Rick Berg
Co-Founder & CEO, AdShark Marketing | Club Founding Member
Rick studied Commercial Aviation at UND. 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 co-founded AdShark in 2013. CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 08.26.2020 WATCH
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Darcy Pope Fuchs
Founder, Payroll Express, Inc. Founding, LEGACY Lifetime Member

Darcy founded Payroll Express, Inc. in 1995 as a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and Overland Payroll, Inc. in 1998 to provide customized payroll and HR outsourcing services. Her and husband Todd grew the organization until 2020, before selling both companies to Preference Employment Solutions. Congratulations!

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Bob Gibb
Owner, Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc. | Club Founding Member

Founded in 1915, by Bob’s grandfather, Robert Gibb Sr., Robert Gibb & Sons is a leading full-service mechanical contractor in the Midwest specializing in plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. 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.

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

Kristi received her degree in Apparel & Textiles with a minor in Business, and worked at Laurie’s during her college years. After college, she worked for Dayton’s as an Asst. Buyer, then Sonnie’s. In 2010, she returned to and purchased Laurie’s. For 30+ yrs, 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. | Club Founding Member and GOLD Sponsor

A full-service printer and screen printing manufacturer, Custom Graphics provides decals, graphic applications, print solutions, overlays, and signage to business owners, with service/installation of Indoor/Outdoor Signage, Neon, Magnetics, Vehicle Decals, Wraps Graphics that will make your company STAND OUT and GET NOTICED!

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Kevin Johnson
President, Gateway Building Systems, Inc. | Club Founding Member
In 1977, Kevin acquired Farm Builders, Inc., and in 1985 purchased Gateway Builders, a companion firm focused on commercial/industrial buildings. In 1991 he combined the two companies to form Gateway Building Systems, Inc. “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.”
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Scott Thuen
Owner and Founder, Thuen Studios | Club Founding Member and 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.

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David Dietz
CEO, Preference Employment Solutions | Club Founding Member & GOLD Sponsor

From building the very first Employee Owned staffing company to executing the vision/culture, David always puts the team first. His visionary mindset has continued to create new opportunities for the company. David’s passions outside of work revolve around his family and nature. CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 01.22.20 WATCH

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

Mike started with Magnum in 2000 as an Apprentice. 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. Mike resides in West Fargo with his wife and their 4 children. 

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Jim Buus
Founder, JBC Commercial Real Estate | Club Founding Member and GOLD Sponsor

Jim’s 30+ yrs in community and commercial real estate development led, most recently, to the founding of JBC Commercial in 2019. Jim serves on several boards, including the Greater FMEDC, NDSU Research & Technology Park and 701 Angel Fund.  CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 07.28.20 WATCH

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Ben Koppelman
President, Vision Construction, LLC | Club Founding Member
Ben is a West Fargo native and served 4 yrs on the WF School Board, with 2 yrs as President. Ben also serves WF’s District 16 in the ND Legislature. He 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. | Club Founding Member

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. 

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David Reid
President and Owner, Radiant Homes | Club Founding Member

Radiant Homes is Fargo-based custom home builder dedicated to achieving distinguished design paired with exceptional functionality.  “We will work tirelessly to ensure that watching your home lift off the paper and built on your favorite setting is a gratifying and enjoyable experience.” Currently, David also serves as President of The Home Builders Association of FM.

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Cindy Cole
President, Alternative Telecom, Inc. | Club Founding Member and GOLD Sponsor

Cindy founded Altel, Inc. in 2000 and has served over 4000 business clients in the region with complete communication systems, including design, installation and re-location of existing phone and data systems. Cindy is also an Owner/Partner with the Holiday Inn Lakefront in Detroit Lakes.

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Cindy Tyo
President and Owner, Travel Travel | Club Founding Member

Since the mid-80s, Cindy’s worked in the travel industry, as a travel agency manager in Crookston, MN, and in Fargo/Moorhead.  She spent several years in LA, before returning to manage her current agency, then becoming Owner in 2003. “No matter where in the world you want to go, we can help get you there.” CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 05.11.2021 WATCH

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Jon Lowry, PE
Founder, Lowry Engineering | 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 and building site planning; street, utility and storm water management design. CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 07.09.2020 WATCH

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Brady Nash
CEO and Founding Partner | BNG Holdings, Inc. Club Founding Member

Brady has led the overall direction of all BNG companies, as well as working with executive teams to assure every aspect of the companies are operating with excellence, and empowering department heads to achieve various business goals. The Accidental Entrepreneur series, w/CEO Brady Nash WATCH

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Dan Parker
Franchise Owner, Any Lab Test Now Club Founding Member

How are you managing your drug free workplace program? Employer Testing services include, but are not limited to: Drug and Alcohol Testing: Pre-employment, Random Screening, Post-Accident, Suspicion |DOT Testing |Background Screening |Nicotine/Cotinine Testing |Heavy Metal Testing |COVID19 Testing (Rapid Antigen, RT-PCR, Antibody)

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Kent Satrang
CEO, Petro Serve USA | Club Founding Member

Petro Serve USA operates 32 c-stores in ND and MN, employees 500+ people and received the Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award for its “Helping America Fuel Better” campaign.  Kent became a CEO at 22 and turned over his entire staff of 11 workers, in one morning, and survived to tell about it.  Petro Serve leadership currently uses the EOS Operating System and has doubled their sales 5x in the last 18yrs.

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Dave Anderson
President, Dakota Monument Company | Club Founding Member
The only monument company in ND invited to be one of 50 members of the American Institute of Commemorative Art, Dakota Monument Company was incorporated in 1911. Dave succeeded his father as Owner in 1980. Dave’s sons, the 5th generation, entered the business in 2013.
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Mike Dragosavich
Founder, CEO & Publisher | Spotlight Media | Club Promotional Contributor

“Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. In 2010, there was 1 employee. Now look at our team!” – Drago Originally from the south side of Chicago, “I spent 2 yrs in and out of the NFL, and now publish magazines, build brands, build e-commerce and consider myself a serial entrepreneur in the place I call home: Fargo.”

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Matt Lachowitzer
Founder, Matt’s Automotive Service Center | Club Lifetime PLATINUM Member

Matt’s Automotive began in 2009 as a 2-bay shop and has expanded to numerous locations throughout the area. Matt was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 through the FMWF Chamber and was recently written up in a national publication. 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

Prior to opening my business, I mentored under my father for 12+ 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.  Since 2012, our crew has been a top choice in the region, offering services for residential renovation, new home construction and industrial spaces.

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Kari Score
President, Dakota Storage Products, Inc.

Merlyn Nelson founded Dakota Storage Products in 1989 in West Fargo. Daughter Kari and her family took over operations in 2008, upon Merlyn’s retirement. Experts in pallet racking and warehouse planning, with the largest on-hand inventory of U.S. made product in the region. CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 08.25.2020 WATCH

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Art Rosenberg
President, Sunbelt Business Advisors Fargo | Club Signature Program Driver

With more than 25yrs of success in venture capital (verticals), commercial real estate, development, and management consulting, 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

Brandon served as In-House Counsel for F-M Title before assisting in the acquisition of 6 additional title companies and assuming the position of President/Partner. Locations include Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Wahpeton and Williston, in ND, and Detroit Lakes in MN. Commercial and Residential Real Estate Closing, Escrow and Abstract Services.

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

Brook is a serial entrepreneur, currently owning and operating numerous companies, including PowerPlay DJ, Inc. since 1994; Free Poker Network, Inc. since 1995; Fastball Productions since 2008; Fargo Party Ride and Bismarck Party Ride since 2009; FPN Gaming since 2010; and Ride or Die Trucking Company since 2021.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Stu Stockmoe
Owner and President SaveCoin and Monitor Marketing| Club Executive Sponsor

“I offer the most unique and dynamic advertising solutions in the FM area. My 20+ yrs in the industry can help businesses create successful campaigns reaching 1000s, to help build your brand and get you new customers as well.” – Stu

Updated 3 months ago.
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Mason Orth
Founder and CEO, ChiroHealth & Rehab

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. 

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Kim Bjoralt
President and Founder Human Resource Management Group, LLC

Human Resource Management Group provides all the functions usually associated with a traditional in-house HR department. Feel confident that you are in compliance and adhering to the latest laws and regulations with HRMG’s assistance while keeping you up-to-date and freeing you from having to stay on top of these ever changing issues.

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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.

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Russell Schell
Founder, RJ Energy Solutions, LLC

Our focus at RJ Energy Solutions is energy forecasting and efficiency for commercial buildings. This includes indoor air quality, predictive diagnostics and energy saving solutions. Russell has spent nearly 30 years in the HVAC and energy industry, with companies such as Trane and Johnson Controls, before founding RJ Energy in 2013.

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

T.R.S. was established in the family garage in 1983 by Rich’s father. Rich took ownership and oversaw massive expansion to the now 69k sf of manufacturing space in Fargo’s Industrial Park., manufacturing parts for Roll Tarp Systems and a wide selection of tarps for all industries. Rich’s sons and other family now handle most day-to-day operations.

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Jim Howe
Managing Partner, Howe Seed Farms, Inc.

Jim is the 4th generation running the family business. Jim and wife Gwen recently set up an endowment through the NDSU Alumni Foundation, providing scholarships to single mothers actively involved in the Jeremiah Program. Not only does this provide scholarships in perpetuity, it gives back by helping 2 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

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 and various real estate projects. After his retirement as CIO of Multiband Corporation, a company with over 3k employees, he’s now back in hotel and real estate development.

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Barry Maring
Vice-President, Sonmar Companies Owner, Right At Home – Fargo

Barry is a longtime entrepreneur with experience in several diverse industries. He graduated Cum Laude from Concordia College, with a BA in Business and Accounting. He began following his entrepreneurial spirit early in his career when he developed a quick-serve Italian restaurant and purchased and developed various restaurants. 

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Roger Christianson
President and Founder, Christiansons

Founded in 1993, Christiansons is 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.

Updated 4 months ago.
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Mike Meagher
Founder and President, Sagency Partner, Upland Talent

For nearly a decade, Mike has dedicated himself to creating solutions that help executives take the complexity out of building top teams that achieve their desired results. Under his leadership, Sagency was the winner of the 2020 ChamberChoice Small Business of the Year.

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Kelly Wentz
President MetroPrairie Benefit Innovations

Kelly has served on the FM Association of Insurance & Financial Advisers Board and as Ethics Chairman, two terms on the ND 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 | Club GOLD Sponsor

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
Founder, Yarn Productions

After 16+ years of working with global brands like Bobcat, Medtronics, and Compassion International, Rob has learned the heart of growth is connecting people to the stories that compel them to take action. In 2015 Rob founded Yarn Media, an award-winning video production company that helps organizations clarify their message through story-driven video. 

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Jessica Hoppe, CFP
Senior Business Advisor Alerus Financial

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. 

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Rachael Boyer
CEO, The Authority Companies | Club GOLD Sponsor

Rachael’s entrepreneurial spirit has allowed her to develop several businesses and brands from origination across a variety of industries, from healthcare to construction. The Authority Companies currently include The Home Authority, The Coatings Authority, Cabinet Authority and Studio A. 

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Paul Highness
Managing Partner, Fargo Pro Resources

I help businesses solve problems in the areas of human resources, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, risk management and payroll. My goal is to increase profitability, maximize employee productivity, limit the time spent in transactional HR, reduce employee related liability and ultimately lower labor costs.

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Sheri Larson
Executive Director Moorhead Business Association

The Moorhead Business Association fosters growth of Moorhead business through advocacy, networking and information. The MBA is committed to building a better place to conduct business by enhancing current business and by creating a community atmosphere, which is encouraging potential new business. We encourage you to join the MBA JOIN

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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. 

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Paul Smith, MS, EDFP, CVGA
Fargo Center Director, ND SBDC

In his current role, Paul assists entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, manage and grow their companies through providing free, confidential business advising services in a variety of areas, which include: Business setup, registration and planning, market research, financial projections and analysis, funding your venture, buying and selling a business and succession planning.

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Heather Aal
Founder and Owner Aal Yours Consignments & Refinishing

Following her passion of antiques and re-finishing, Heather opened Aal (all) Yours in Fargo’s historic Hawthorne Neighborhood April of 2021. “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.”

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Alex Warner
Principal, Kompetion

In 2004 I started Pedigree Technologies, a pioneering and award-winning SaaS based IoT platform/solution. A successful exit occurred in February 2020. Today I provide strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs, startups, established businesses and investment groups, on intellectual property, software, IoT (Internet of Things and related hardware) and related 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

Tech Enthusiast // Design Junkie // UI Hacker // Blockchain Supporter // GIS Lover // 107 Remote Pilot // Problem Solver | “We started our company to bring life back into despaired systems…. our goal is to see data reborn,” explained Anthony. 

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DJ Colter
Owner, DJ Colter Agency, Inc. | Club Lifetime PLATINUM Member

“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 CEO Spotlight on AM100 The Flag 8.17.2021WATCH

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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, Fargo | Club GOLD Sponsor

“What motivates me?…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.“ – Don

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Barry Gish
Pinnacle Guide Plan The Climb

As a Certified Pinnacle Guide, I help entrepreneurs and their leadership teams take control of their organizations by aligning vision, people and process to build healthy, strong, cohesive leadership teams. With every client, my goal is the same: to help leaders get all that they want from their organizations to become stronger, more focused and more effective.

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Matt Magness
Owner, 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. He is also an investor and board member with Lura Enterprises, Fargo.

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Dave Nelson
President, Knight Printing, Inc. Image Printing, Inc.| Club Signature Program Driver

I can state with confidence that I can help you in your marketing and business promotion efforts. I can also be confident that we can get you the absolute best print project you deserve. But at the heart of what we do, is a undeniable journey of creativity and solution providing. 

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

Robin has served as the CEO since 2012, after holding leadership roles in the for-profit world for the 23 yrs prior. She leads a team of 230 employees and 220 volunteers that serve close to 5k youth annually. She currently serves on numerous area boards and was elected to 3 4-yr terms on the Fargo School Board and served 2 terms as President.

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Bill Erickson
President, Total Imaging, LLC | Club GOLD Sponsor

Bill served nearly 25 yrs in our United States Navy, retiring in 1997 as a Lieutenant Commander. Rapid Refill Ink stocks an extensive lineup of print solutions products and is an HP Authorized and Xerox Authorized retailer. Total Imaging offers specialty advertising and branded merchandise for businesses.

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Andrea Hochhalter
Founder | Beyond Facilitation

Leading teams, engaging communities, and developing organizations for the purpose of improving lives is my passion. I’ve gained invaluable experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and executive working in higher ed., 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. 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 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 on AM1100 The Flag 07.06.2021 WATCH

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Michael Johnson, EA, ATP
CEO, ClearPath Advisors | Club 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. 

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Sylvia Lunski
Owner and Designer, Design Direction, Inc. | Club 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 30+ yrs in the design industry, I bring to my clients an understanding of the construction process as well as trusted relationships with local contractors, trade partners, and architects. 

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Kia Mikesh
Co-Founder and CEO, Adams Independent Testing VP, North Dakota Grain Inspection Services, Inc

Kia was appointed to serve on the U.S. Dept of Agriculture Grain Inspection Advisory Committee and also serves as the VP of the American Association of Grain Inspection and Weighing Agency. Kia co-founded and serves as CEO to one of the first hemp inspection facilities in ND, as well as VP to NDGI, a 3rd generation inspection service serving 9 states.

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Dan Cash
VP and Market Manager, MWC Advertising | Club 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. MWC Advertising has a large team of professional marketers who specialize in creating world class advertising.

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Dana Sand
President and CEO, OK Tire Store

My roots are in small town North Dakota. I am proud to do business here, combining my skills in finance and management to lead a growing company that provides something essential to North Dakotans. Originally a family-owned company, O.K. Tire is now 100% employee-owned (ESOP), a conversion I helped to facilitate for the company owner before his retirement.

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Dave Harmon
Owner, MC/DJ, Harmon Entertainment

I help business’s give back to employee’s by collaborating to create amazing events. What makes us different is we are not “just music”. We are event planners, MCs, lighting designers, dance instructors, fun instigators, and DJ’s. We will help plan your event to make it the best ever! We have been planning parties and celebrations since 2008, and have performed at over 1000 events.

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Trent R Lee
Founder, 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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Todd Berning
Founder and President, EPIC Companies Founder and Owner, Spicy Pie

EPIC Companies seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through the construction of mixed-use buildings in secondary markets. EPIC’s projects range from $3-20M with 25% to commercial space and the upper floors dedicated to multi-family housing. Offering investors return on their capital through debt and equity real estate investment opportunities.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Matt Chaussee
CEO and Founder, 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. 

Updated 5 months ago.
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Sandra Vigen
Founder, Mama Ducks Cleaning Service, LLC | Club GOLD Sponsor

As a business owner, I know the importance of productivity & trust. 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. DUST SETTLES…. WE DON’T!

Updated 5 months ago.
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Lisa Bortnem-Wiser
Managing Partner, Bortnem Family Ltd Partnership | Club CHHO and Executive Sponsor

With a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Lisa spent nearly 15yrs with BNSF, before returning home to manage and eventually purchase the family business, Mid-States Wireless, Inc., founded in 1946. Now retired, Lisa remains Managing Partner of the Bortnem Family Ltd Partnership and founded JBL Properties in 2019.

Updated 3 months ago.
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Shelle Hagen, LMT
Owner, Elite Therapeutic Massage & Health Partners | Club 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. 

Updated 5 months ago.
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Ole Rygg
Owner & Founder Corporate Elements, LLC

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. 

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

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 | Club GOLD Sponsor

Our expertise in the electronics industry is backed by 30 yrs 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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Sarah Koustrup
Chief Strategy Officer, National Hospitality Services | Club 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. Sarah is passionate about driving results through company culture, development, and outstanding customer service.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Shanna Cramer
President and Artist, Creatively Uncorked, Inc.

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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Susan Hozak
Founder, Midwest Nest Magazine | Club GOLD Sponsor

“Our mission 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, we strive to empower and encourage readers to become more involved in our community, follow their passions and support regional businesses.”

Updated 5 months ago.
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Maddie Craig
Founder, Owner and Digital Bookkeeper Blue Cypher Bookkeeping| Club GOLD Sponsor

I am a certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and specialize in helping service-based business owners manage their finances so they can focus on growing their business and take back time for what matters most. Want to feel more confident in your finances, knowing the books are taken care of for you and ready for tax time? Let’s chat!

Updated 3 months ago.
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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. 

Updated 5 months ago.
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Matthew J Breker
Wealth Advisor and Owner Cultivate Financial, 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. 

Updated 5 months ago.
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Gary Johnson
Owner and Optometrist Dr. Gary Johnson, O.D. PC

Dr. Johnson provides fast, friendly, affordable eye exams at several Fargo locations, including Visionworks at West Acres Mall. Gary is an expert on eye health and has led Executives’ Club discussions on common (and not-so-common) eye-related diseases. Gary is also a true entrepreneur, always interested in new ventures and opportunities.

Updated 5 months ago.
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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 working with top executives to establish organizational strategy.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Joe Tjosvold
Founder and Driver Advertise Edge | Chezy

Joe 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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Cheryl Bergian
Owner, Cheryl Bergian Law Office | Club Executive Sponsor

“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.” – Cheryl

Updated 3 months ago.
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Jason Orloske
Founder, Bridge The Gap Consulting, LLC Principal Consultant, Digineer| Club Signature Program Driver

Successful projects happen because of successful teams, so I spend a lot of time creating a culture of success by promoting open communication with stakeholders and team members, building trust at all levels, and developing processes that make sense. 

Updated 5 months ago.
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Gail Nelson, M.Ed, LPC
Founder and 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. Her areas of expertise include marriage preparation, conflict mediation, individual counseling, couples counseling, and divorce coaching.

Updated 5 months ago.
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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. Erik previously owned and operated a retail sporting goods store and was the Founder of the Blue Line Walleye Tournament, supporting local law enforcement.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Landon Vogel
President and Founder Prairie Ag Products

Landon founded Prairie Ag Products in 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.

Updated 2 weeks ago.
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Beverly Boone
CEO, Boone Charitable Foundation | Club Lifetime PLATINUM Member

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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Thomas M Stadum
Founder and Wealth Advisor, Fjell Capital | Club Signature Program Driver

As a 3rd generation financial advisor, Tom 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, spending time with his family and serves on several non-profit advisory boards.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Shaun Engelsrud
Owner, Dakota Water Conditioning

A locally owned FULL service water management company. 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 carry and install a line of commercial softeners and filtration systems that can handle any application. Additional Companies: The Water Minion – portable

Updated 5 months ago.
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Julie Halverson
Sales Manager iDigital Outdoor & Media

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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Chris Poer
Owner/Partner, Fashion Nails Thrivent Financial, Financial Associate
Fashion Nails is a locally and family owned nail salon that has been in business since 2001, offering nothing but the highest level of customer service. I also provide personalized financial guidance through Thrivent, where we view money not as a goal, but as a tool — one that can afford you a life rich in meaning and gratitude. 
Updated 5 months ago.
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Cassie Temple
Owner, Beyond Marketing | Club Executive Sponsor

Cassie founded Beyond Benefits in 2017 and in 2021 joined the team at OnPoint Insurance, to set up and manage employee benefit packages for smaller companies. She also founded Beyond Marketing in 2019, a social media management agency exclusive to small + medium sized businesses. Cassie is also VP of the Moorhead Business Association.

Updated 3 months ago.
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Brad Ness
President, S&S Promotional Group, Inc. President, Commemorative Firearms

Brad and his wife Deanna founded S&S Promotional in 1981 and the Commemorative Firearms division the following year. S&S 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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Greg Peterson
Owner and Operator B&G Beverages, Inc. | Ace Beer & Liquors | Town Hall Bar

Town Hall Bar and Ace Beer and Liquors are both located at 1st Street and Main Ave in West Fargo.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Josh Hutchins
Franchise Owner, Two Men and a Truck West Fargo | Mankato

Josh moved to Rochester, MN in 2014, after meeting his now wife Stephanie and began his career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. He started as a driver and worked many positions before moving his family to Fargo and purchasing a local franchise. His favorite thing is the sense of family throughout the franchise system and especially his!

Updated 5 months ago.
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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. “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 with a resource network for family business success. 

Updated 5 months ago.
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Cal Braun
Independent Agent Integrity First Insurance

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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Zach Johnson
Owner, FM Organic Turf Top Turf

At Top Turf and FM Organic Turf, we believe your lawn should look golf course green, which is why we use the same products they do! We are passionate about giving you a lawn that you can be proud of. Give us a call to get your free, personalized quote for fertilizing, advanced aeration, overseeding or topdressing.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Brittney Hogan
Foundation Director ShareHouse

Brittney is an experienced Nonprofit Director with an Associate of Arts and Sciences focused in Human Services from Bismarck State College, along with a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Minot State. President/Governor Appointed Member of the ND Statewide Independent Living Council since 2014, and President of the Moorhead Alliance of Nonprofits.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Jennifer Ellsworth
Mortgage Loan Originator Loan Depot

We understand that purchasing a home is one of the biggest purchases in a lifetime. We’ve streamlined our process to ensure that the experience of obtaining your mortgage is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Typically, once the loan documents are signed and delivered back to us, you’ll receive your funding in 5 to 7 days!

Updated 5 months ago.
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Jeffrey Missling
CEO and Executive VP, North Dakota Farm Bureau

CEO of ND Farm Bureau since 2005, Jeffrey previously worked for the MN Farm Bureau, the U of M Extension Office, Cargill and other ag-related businesses. He grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm near Jeffers, MN and holds a bachelor’s degree in Ag Business Mgmt from SDSU, as well as a master’s in international mgmt from the University of Maryland. 

Updated 5 months ago.
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Jason Berg
Owner and GM, Buffalo River Speedway Owner, Jason Berg Racing

Jason has spent his life around racing and, in 2021, became and Owner and GM of Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, MN, founded in 1955. He is also a Lightning Sprint class driver and Owner of Jason Berg Racing, as well as host of a weekly radio program on WDAY, Track Talk with Jason Berg.

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Larry Mueller
Team Leader, Business Consultant, Uplinq, Inc.

Larry has over 30 years of experience in the agriculture industry prior to his current role leading the aviation finance team at Airloan (a division of Red River State Bank). He is a current IFR rated Single Engine Land pilot and has his Rotorcraft pilot rating. Larry has served as the President of the Hillsboro Airport Authority for over a quarter century.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Joel Jorgenson
Founder and CEO, 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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Brett Colliton
Supervising Agent American Income

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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Aaron Stoe
Vice-President, Skaff Apartments, Inc.

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 3rd generation, I handle operations of our management business. Before joining Skaff, I worked in many areas of the agriculture industry, including our family farm and land management.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Tim Meyer
Senior Director, Sanford Health AirMed, F-M Ambulance, Emergency Operations

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 this position, Tim was flight paramedic for 15 yrs, and also State EMS and Trauma Director for the ND Dept of Health. Tim served 4 yrs in our US Navy, with 2 aboard the USS Florida, a Trident class nuclear submarine.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Jeff Carney
Owner, FM Digital Solutions Owner, Dark Horse IT

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

Updated 5 months ago.
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Ashley Mauch, LMFT
Owner, 360 Therapy Associates

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. 

Updated 5 months ago.
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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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Shari Isaak
Owner, Advanced Hospitality, Inc.

Shari graduated Minot State University with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education, leading her to found Isaak Studios in 2007 and become the only full Level 2 Stott Pilates Certified Instructor in ND. Shari recently became Owner of Advanced Hospitality, Inc., which owns and operates Expressway Suites locations in Fargo and Grand Forks.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Crystal Nelson
Founder and Owner Fargo Ergonomics and Alter Ergo

Crystal  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.

Updated 5 months ago.
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Skyler Dutton
Co-Founder and Owner, Thunder Coffee

Skyler spent 10 yrs as a police officer, with the cities of Grand Forks and West Fargo, before founding Thunder Coffee with his wife, Nicole, and brother, Dexter, in 2017. “Community. Driven. Coffee.” Thunder Coffee exists to bring people together over coffee – to build community and a sense of belonging.

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Chad Peterson
Owner, NewLight Local, LLC Realtor, Brokered by REAL
Chad comes from a family of entrepreneurs and originally from the mfg world, working with inventors and Fortune 500 companies developing plastic injection molds. Chad decided to take those skills and apply them to the world of Real Estate. Newlight Local specializes in consulting and project managing for investors and property management companies.
Updated 5 months ago.
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Jon McTaggart
Managing Partner, Rabbit River Labs, LLC Executive Consultant, The Platinum Group

I am an accomplished CEO, trusted board director and thought partner best known for leading the enviable growth of American Public Media Group (APMG). I’ve earned a national reputation for building purpose-driven companies and boards by inspiring leaders to grow their businesses in significant and surprising ways. 

Updated 5 months ago.
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JT Froning
VP of Business Development Legacy Plumbing, LLC

Since 2021, JT has served on the leadership team at Legacy Plumbing, LLC of Fargo and is also a partner in their property investment group. Community-minded, he also serves on the BIO Girls Impact Committee, is a FMWF Chamber Ambassador, an Assistant Coach with the WF Panthers and a Member of FarGo Givers. 

Updated 4 months ago.
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Sarah Thorsrud
Program Manager Plug and Play

Sarah currently leads the US Agtech program for Plug and Play. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from NDSU in Apparel and Textiles. She loves staying active in the community by serving on 2 committees with BIO girls and The Great North Pole, going to the lakes, and is an avid sports fanatic. She currently lives in West Fargo with her husband and their 3 children. 

Updated 4 months ago.
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Ian Carlstrom
Director of Operations | dogIDs Dog IDs

In May 2001, Ian took over day-to-day operations of dogIDs, the e-commerce company founded in 2005. Ian is also a Fractional Integrator and Business Coach with The Greatest Game, a company he founded in 2018. In 2021, Ian Co-Founded The Giver, “My purpose in this is simply to empower businesses to do business better, be better corporate citizens in their day-to-day, as well as giving back and supporting the cause(s) they care about.” -Ian

Updated 3 months ago.
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William Cromarty
Director of Business Development Airial Robotics

William is a Fellow at the Royal Astronomical Society, a National Eagle Scout Association World Explorer, and a term member of The Explorers Club; he has served as a past invited lecturer at NASA, USCG NAVCEN, USFS, The UAS Summit, the American Geographical Society, and the Naval Postgraduate School on satellite remote sensing and UAS operations.

Updated 3 months ago.
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Renee Ellis
Owner Ellis Driving Services, LLC

We cater to groups of 7 people or less for birthday celebrations, concert trips, winery tours and business events whether you are staying within the Fargo-Moorhead area or traveling outside of it. Let us be your travel navigator. Contact Ellis Driving Services, LLC to schedule your next transportation service today. We’ll take you places, safely!

Updated 3 months ago.
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Nick Waverek
Co-Founder | Lykkly, Inc.

As an early employee and alum of rapid growth teams, I have thrived in maximizing ROI and Customer Value at the Intersections of Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product Development. Now, as a founder, I am taking everything I have experienced and iterating as quickly as possible to get from 0 to 1. I’m an open book. Would love to connect, get help, and give where I can.

Updated 2 months ago.
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Brian Bestge
President and CEO Mobile Pro

Brian loves his job and loves the fact that every client becomes more than a client; they become part of our Mobile Pro family.  Every company needs a 30,000 foot view guy and Brian is ours.  With over 20 years of production experience, he has worked with so many types of production projects and seen how the industry has evolved from live in-person to an emphasis on virtual presentations.  Something no one knows about him is that Brian wants to own a cheese store someday.  Cheese curds, anyone?

Updated 3 weeks ago.
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Kurt McSparron
President, The100, Inc. | Club Founding Member

I founded The100,Inc., now dba The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead, for the purpose of bringing business leaders together for extraordinary conversations. Our club is an initiative-based organization focused on personal, professional and business growth, and reminds our Members that it doesn’t have to be lonely at the top. CEO Spotlight WATCH

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  1. WES HENRY 08/14/15
  2. Barry Dresser 08/17/15
  3. JOSH CHRISTY 08/17/15 | EXECUTIVE Sponsor
  4. Don Grande 08/17/15
  5. Dean Vollmer 08/18/15
  6. RON FUHRMAN 08/18/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  7. Doug Johnson 08/18/15
  8. Wayne Bradley 08/18/15
  9. Paul Hannaher 08/20/15
  10. DEBRA ASP 08/21/15
  11. Ben Meland 08/21/15
  12. Julie Belch 08/21/15
  13. Neil Blanchard 08/21/15
  14. TODD FISHER 08/24/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  15. Jeff Frey 08/24/15
  16. Guy Nelson 08/24/15
  17. Lonnie Laffen (d) 08/25/15
  18. Jeremiah Johnson 8/25/15
  19. MARK GIDDINGS 08/25/15 | LEGACY Member
  20. Jim Kasper 08/25/15
  21. Jon Kungel 08/26/15
  22. TOM KADING 08/27/15
  23. NOLEN BERTSCH 08/27/15
  24. Cami Lee 08/27/15
  25. Jake Joraanstad 08/28/15
  26. Harlan Goerger (d) 08/28/15
  27. RICK BERG 08/28/15
  28. Patrick Emerson 08/28/15
  29. DARCY POPE-FUCHS 9/03/15 | LEGACY Member
  30. Jorin Johnson 09/01/15
  31. BOB GIBB 09/02/15
  32. KRISTI LARKIN 09/03/15
  33. ZACH PAXTON 09/03/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  34. Steve Koep 09/03/15
  35. Vince Wuebker 09/09/15
  36. SCOTT THUEN 09/10/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  37. Josh Green 09/09/15
  38. KEVIN JOHNSON 09/09/15
  39. DAVID C. DIETZ 09/11/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  40. Jon Haug 09/11/15
  41. MIKE GRAHAM 09/14/15
  42. JIM BUUS 09/14/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  43. BEN KOPPELMAN 09/14/15
  44. John Haley 09/16/15
  45. Brian Meyer 09/17/15
  46. Kelly Blilie 09/18/15
  47. Debby Jaeger 09/19/15
  48. Shawn VanEnk 09/21/15
  49. Jason Gehrig 09/23/15
  50. Todd Funfar 09/24/15
  51. Don Fischer 09/24/15
  52. Corey Heiser 09/28/15
  53. Dan Altenbernd 09/28/15
  54. TIM LANDIS 10/05/15
  55. DAVID REID 10/16/15
  56. CINDY COLE 10/30/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  57. Larry O’Brien 11/17/15
  58. CINDY TYO 11/30/15
  59. JON LOWRY 12/03/15
  60. Jim Heyer 12/03/15
  61. BRADY NASH 12/07/15
  62. David Karels 12/10/15
  63. DAN PARKER 12/11/15
  64. KENT SATRANG 12/18/15
  65. DAVE ANDERSON 12/21/15
  66. Tom Poole 12/21/15
  67. MIKE DRAGOSAVICH 1/20/16
  68. Dan Hicks 01/26/16
  69. Ryan Botner 01/27/16
  70. MATT LACHOWITZER 1/30/16 | PLATINUM Member
  71. SHAWN WEYER 01/30/16
  72. Tracy Green 01/30/16
  73. KARI SCORE 02/05/16
  74. ART ROSENBERG 03/10/16
  75. Chris Kennelly 03/17/16
  77. BROOK LYTER 03/23/16
  78. STU STOCKMOE 04/13/16 | EXECUTIVE Sponsor
  79. Jodee Bock 04/20/16
  80. Simon Wilson 04/29/16
  81. Chad Weisgram 04/29/16
  82. Billy Phillips 05/03/16
  83. Mike Troje 05/03/16
  84. Alex Vasichek 05/11/16
  85. MASON ORTH 05/23/16
  86. KIM BJORALT 05/24/16
  87. Deb Plagemann 05/25/16
  88. Brian Larry 05/25/16
  89. MARK LINDQUIST 05/26/16
  90. Judy Gartner 05/26/16
  91. Ross Almlie 05/26/16
  92. Craig Roath 05/31/16
  93. Mike Brevik 05/31/16
  94. RUSSELL SCHELL 06/02/16
  95. Ciara Stockeland 06/14/16
  96. Ned Halilovic 06/22/16
  97. Kathey Llewelyn 06/22/16
  98. Austen Schauer 07/19/16
  99. Michael Comstock 8/02/16
  100. Cameron Wisher 08/10/16
  101. Rick Harpestad 06/10/16
  102. Shane Giesen 08/02/16
  103. Brian Rinke 08/12/16
  104. Kris Packer 08/12/16
  105. Keith Bergseth 08/12/16
  106. Trenton Gerads 08/15/16
  107. Josh Gillelland 08/15/16
  108. Andy Rodgers 09/08/16
  109. Laura McMartin 10/03/16
  110. Ray Kotchian 10/03/16
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