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Heather Aal
Community Outreach Better Business Bureau of MN & ND
Work 51 N Broadway Suite 604 Fargo ND 58102 Work Phone: 800.646.6222 Work Phone: 701.738.0628 Membership: May 9, 2017 Website: The First BBB .org


Executive Expo planning committee | 1.24.18

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is proud to be known as “the first BBB!” We’re a non-profit organization founded by ethical business owners in the Twin Cities in 1912. BBB is supported today by more than 7,300 locally Accredited Businesses that believe in our mission.

LinkedIn: I was raised in Fargo, graduating from Fargo South High School and NDSU.  A seasoned communications professional, my passion is to help non-profits and the communities they serve, thrive. Through communications, fundraising and marketing, for organizations such as CHARISM, ShareHouse, Great Plains Food Bank and The Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley I have dedicated my career to pulling mission, message and stakeholders together for a better community.
I joined the Better Business Bureau team to promote marketplace ethics and increase awareness of scams and unscrupulous business practices. 

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Andrew J Abernathy
Founder | CEO Abernathey Holding Co.
Work 819 30th Ave S Suite 206A Moorhead MN 56560 Work Phone: 701.263.7425 Membership: August 4, 2017 Website: Ritaway .com / login required Website:


Andrew J. Abernathey is the Founder & CEO of Abernathey Holding Co. Mr. Abernathey began his investing career at the age of 13, investing in a variety of public securities and achieved an annual growth rate of 171.44% for 3 years. Since the beginning, Mr. Abernathey has been deeply interested in Warren Buffett’s value investing approach. 

Prior to beginning his investment career in full earnest, Mr. Abernathey always had a deep interest in business. This passion was exhibited by Mr. Abernathey with the commencement of other business operations. Mr. Abernathey, alongside his brother, founded Abernathey Brothers Farm, which is in the business of planting, growing, and harvesting thousands of acres of small grains to then sell in the open market. The operations have quickly grown into multiple locations in Lansford and Bottineau North Dakota. Mr. Abernathey believes Mr. Buffett’s quote “One is a better businessman because he is an investor, and a better investor because he is a businessman.”

Mr. Abernathey launched Abernathey Holding Co.’s first value oriented investment partnership in August of 2012. Abernathey Holding Co.’s first investment partnership was inspired by the original 1950’s Warren Buffett partnership. Since inception, the investment partnerships have achieved market-beating returns for its investors/partners and has grown its assets under management. 

Abernathey Holding Co. prides itself on being a boutique fund for the sophisticated investor and was created with a partner-first mentality. Mr. Abernathey’s competitive advantage in the marketplace is due to his unique selling proposition for his partners and his approach to investing for the long-term. Abernathey Holding Co. never rushes into an investment and only focuses it’s attention on companies with at least a 10-year track record, and a solid management team in place. Mr. Abernathey’s only looks for opportunities that produce superior returns, with minimal risks for his partners.

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Kia Adams – Mikesh
Vice-President NDGI
Work North Dakota Membership: February 12, 2018 Website: Grain Inspection .com


North Dakota Grain Inspection Service, Inc. “NDGI” and Illinois Official Grain Inspection “IOGI” are the federally designated laboratories licensed to officially sample and grade grain under the United States Grain Standards Act in their respective areas. While locally there may be other inspection labs operating, the USDA grants only one agency the authority to carry out and issue official inspections for that locale.

NDGI Service has been servicing the inspection needs of Eastern North Dakota and Western Minnesota since 1968. Steve Adams, Owner of NDGI, has always been an avid supporter of the official system, promoting the official inspection system to all that would listen and through published articles. Today, NDGI is a thriving family business. Steve’s tenets to provide accurate results, timely service, and always pushing to improve the company, have grown the agency from its North Dakota headquarters in Fargo to operations in eight states.

NDGI has grown from 3 employees in 1968 providing service to a small local area to over 200 employees in 2016 servicing 8 states across the nation. NDGI prides itself in the important role they play in the grain marketing system. The intensity found in the grain marketing system rivals and exceeds most other industries, although those outside the grain industry rarely know this. A small mistake by the agency can have huge ramifications for commission houses, grain companies and the railroads. Steve Adams realized that being in this critical point, between all these forces required NDGI to continually look for better ways to provide timely service, and accurate results.

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Ross Almlie
President Future Bright, LLC
Work 935 37th Ave S Suite 128 Moorhead MN 56560 Work Phone: 701.306.7631 Membership: May 27, 2016 Website: FutureBright 4U .com Website: BreadVault


Interview with Wes Henry’s Business Connection Project (Financial Education)

This is my 24th year in the financial services industry. After spending five years in Phoenix, AZ and then another five years in Minneapolis, my family relocated to Fargo, North Dakota, where I founded RDA Financial Advisors in 2003. In 2009, RDA Financial Advisors was acquired and became known as TCI Financial Advisors, part of the TCI family of companies. In February of 2014, TCI Financial Advisors was acquired by Jamieson Capital Advisors, which became Contego Capital Advisors. (I agree, that’s a lot of changes!)

After feeling the exhaustion from company name changes, I decided to step back out on my own to launch a brand new financial advisory firm called Future Bright LLC. Future Bright taps into the strengths of Silicon Valley’s recent disruption of the traditional Wall Street model and brings the benefits of that industry innovation right here to the Red River Valley.

Using today’s latest technology, a less erosive pricing model, and a brokerage platform located in Silicon Valley and not on Wall Street, Future Bright advisors are proving that a small firm can achieve economies of scale as effectively as its larger competitors. But there’s a key difference. Instead of passing the cost savings up the food chain of our company, we pass the cost savings out to our clients.

We are changing the culture of our industry and leveling the playing field between clients and advisors. By simply shifting the bias away from the product sale and placing it squarely on the advice delivered throughout your financial life, Future Bright is committing to providing you a better way to achieve financial independence.

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Dan Altenbernd
COO / Partner H2M, Creativity at Work
Work 320 North 5th Street Fargo ND 58102 Work Phone: 701.237.4180 Work Fax: 701.237.4519 Cell Phone: 701.261.0939 Membership: September 28, 2015 Website: H2M .biz Blog: H2M blog Website: Storycast


Dan offers H2M clients over 15 years of in-depth advertising and marketing experience. As H2M’s Chief Operating Officer, Dan works with all team members and clients to ensure budgets align with objectives and expectations. In addition, Dan leads the charge for H2M’s new business strategies.

Dan started out in the marketing world as a graphic designer. He soon joined the ranks of the GL Ness ad agency in Fargo before moving on to help grow a local start-up interactive marketing agency, also based in Fargo. With a broad, ever-growing background in design, print, marketing and interactive advertising, Dan has established himself as a true marketing authority. He offers H2M clients a full-spectrum consulting experience.

Dan lives in south Moorhead with his wife, Julie, and their gaggle of children: Jayci, Zoe and Raymond.

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Dave Anderson AICA
President Dakota Monument Company
Work 1212 24th Ave South Fargo ND 58103 Work Phone: 701.237.4343 Work Fax: 701.232.7874 Membership: January 15, 2016 Website: Dakota Monument .com


The Dakota Monument Company was incorporated in the state of North Dakota on February 27, 1911 by O. C. Anderson, H. F. Nesne and O. Skognes. O. C. Anderson operated Dakota Monument Company until his death in 1938. At that time, his son, Frederick S. Anderson took over management of the company.

Frederick Anderson continued to operate the company until his death in May 1980. He was succeeded by his son, David F. Anderson. In May of 2013 Dustin Anderson the fifth generation joined the family business and does outside sales. David and his son Dustin continue the family tradition today.

Today Dakota Monument Company is the only monument company in the state of North Dakota that has been invited to be one of 50 members of the American Institute of Commemorative Art. The company also has been a part of the Monument Builders of North America for over 20 years and strictly follows its Code of Good Practice. The company is also active members in the Northwest Monument Builders and the Fargo Chamber of Commerce. Dakota Monument Company is an authorized agent for Royal Melrose Granite Company, Cold Spring Granite, Dakota Granite Company, Granit-Bronz and Matthew’s Bronze International.

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Don Arvidson
Owner Express Employment Professionals
Work 1100 19th Ave N Suite R-1 Fargo ND 58102 Work Phone: 701.297.8800 Cell Phone: 218.779.9700 Membership: August 3, 2017 Website: Express Pros .com/FargoND


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Categories: Business Services, Human Resources, Member | the100,inc.
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Debra M Asp
President/Owner Nelco First Aid, Inc.
Work 1725 First Ave N Suite A Fargo ND 58102 Work Phone: 701.280.2092 Cell Phone: 218.280.3679 Membership: August 21, 2015 Website: Nelco First Aid .com


founding Member #10

Nelco First Aid was started in 1987 by our former owner Greg Nelson. We continued to grow under Greg until November 2007 when our Office Manager, Deb, bought the company.

Nelco First Aid is a Fargo, North Dakota based service company that sells and services first aid and safety products in industrial, agriculture and office settings. Our territory covers the eastern portion of North Dakota and the western portion of Minnesota. Cities included: Jamestown, Valley City, Wahpeton, Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Grand Forks, Grafton, Fergus Falls, Perham, Detroit Lakes, Crookston, and all points in between. We are well known throughout the Red River Valley for our outstanding customer service and reliability. We currently service over 500 customers throughout the region. Our customers range in size from small offices to some of the largest industrial manufacturers. We pride ourselves on prompt, courteous service. Nelco First Aid Inc. also manufactures and distributes Protek Lens Cleaner throughout the country.

Categories: Business Equipment, Contractors, Health | Wellness, Member | the100,inc., Retail
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