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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

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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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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

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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.

Categories: Business Services, Marketing, Member | the100,inc.
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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

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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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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

Notes

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.

Categories: Business Services, Financial, Member | the100,inc.
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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

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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. 

Categories: Business Services, Member | the100,inc., Non-Profit
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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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Taylor Engelhart  taylor.engelhart@expresspros.com Candice Ahmann  candice.ahmann@expresspros.com Matt Helander  matt.helander@expresspros.com

On a Mission to Put a Million People to Work 

Express Employment Professionals is one of the top staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every day, we help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses. Express provides a full range of employment solutions that include full-time, temporary, and part-time employment in a wide range of positions, including professional, commercial, and administrative.

Categories: Business Services, Human Resources, Member | the100,inc.
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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: andrewabernathey.com

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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.

Categories: Business Services, Financial, Member | the100,inc., Real Estate | Development
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Kia Adams – Mikesh
Vice-President NDGI
Work North Dakota Membership: February 12, 2018 Website: Grain Inspection .com

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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.

Categories: Ag Services, Member | the100,inc.
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4.4.18 Advisory Board meeting
Meet the 2018 Advisory Board
Meet the Gold Sponsor Members
Member roster beginning August 14, 2015…Day 1
  1. Wes Henry, CIO/Partner True IT  
  2. Barry Dresser, President  ArtCo Promotional Products     
  3. Josh Christy, Founder/CEO  Codelation
  4. Don Grande, President Grande Frisk & Thompson 
  5. Dean Vollmer, President Priority Payment Systems 
  6. Ron Fuhrman, President  Liberty Business Systems 
  7. Darcy Pope-Fuchs, President  Payroll Express, Inc. 
  8. Doug Johnson, President TCI Insurance
  9. Wayne Bradley, CEO Bradley Business Advisors, LLC   
  10. Paul Hannaher, President Hannaher’s Workplace Interiors
  11. Deb Asp, President  Nelco First Aid, Inc   
  12. Ben Meland, Co-Founder/President  Enclave Companies 
  13. Neil Blanchard, CEO/Founder Profit Pros        
  14. Guy Nelson, President Anvil Design and Manufacturing 
  15. Todd Fisher, President FF Fisher Sales and Leasing  
  16. Mark Giddings CPA, CEO Giddings and Associates, Ltd  
  17. Jim Kasper, President Asset Mgmt Group, Inc  
  18. Jon Kungel, President Custom Cinema and Sound
  19. Tom Kading, President Precision Angels
  20. Nolen Bertsch, President Nelson Window Company 
  21. Harlan Goerger, President CEO Solutions
  22. Patrick Emerson, Owner Emerson Therapeutic Massage
  23. Rick Berg, CEO/Co-Founder AdShark Marketing
  24. Jorin Johnson, President Superior Insurance       
  25. Brad Jacobson, President/COO Western Banks                  
  26. Steve Koep, President Fargo Snow          
  27. Bob Gibb, President Robert Gibb and Sons, Inc.
  28. Kristi Larkin, President Laurie’s 
  29. Zach Paxton, President  Custom Graphics, Inc. 
  30. Vince Wuebker, President HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables2 
  31. Kevin Johnson, President Gateway Building Systems 
  32. Scott Thuen, Owner Thuen Studios             
  33. David Dietz, CEO Preference Employment Solutions   
  34. Jim Buus, President Goldmark Commercial Real Estate   
  35. Mike Graham, President Magnum Electric
  36. Ben Koppelman, President Vision Construction   
  37. Kelly Blilie, Owner Best Plumbing      
  38. Debra Jaeger, Owner The UPS Stores 6740 | 5998   
  39. Jason Gehrig, Owner Custom Truck and Auto Shine     
  40. Dan Altenbernd, COO / Partner H2M
  41. David Reid, President Radiant Homes       
  42. Cindy Cole, President Altel – Alternative Telecom 
  43. Larry O’Brien, President O’Brien Seed Co  
  44. Cindy Tyo, President/Owner Travel Travel       
  45. Jon Lowry, PE, Owner Lowry Engineering     
  46. Brady Nash, CEO BNG Team    
  47. Dan Parker, Owner Any Lab Test Now   
  48. Kent Satrang, CEO/GM PetroServe USA    
  49. Kathy Colliton, CEO Avalon Events Center
  50. Dave Anderson, President Dakota Monument Company

    January 1, 2016 – official launch date

  51. Mike Dragosavich, Founder/Publisher Spotlight Media       
  52. Tracy Green, Broker/Realtor Green Team Realty    
  53. Matt Lachowitzer, Founder/CEO Matt’s Automotive Service Center  
  54. Shawn Weyer, Owner Weyer-for-Hire      
  55. Kari Score, President Dakota Storage Products                    
  56. Art Rosenberg, Owner Sunbelt Business Brokers              
  57. Chris Kennelly, Attorney Kennelly Business Law    
  58. Brandon Pittenger, Owner FM Title Company  
  59. Brook Lyter, Owner Fargo Party Ride                                   
  60. Stu Stockmoe, President SaveCoin | Monitor Marketing  
  61. Jodee Bock, Founder Bock’s Office | Master Networks
  62. Mason Orth, DC, President/CEO Chiro Health and Rehab  
  63. Kim Bjoralt, President Human Resource Mgmt Group 
  64. Mark J Lindquist, CEO Mark J Lindquist Enterprises  
  65. Ross Almlie, Financial Advisor FutureBright   
  66. Russell J Schell, President RJ Energy Solutions LLC 
  67. Mike Clevenger, President    
  68. Kathey Llewellyn, Owner My Professional Concierge  
  69. Nick Horob, Founder Harvest Profit    
  70. Richard Cossette, President TRS Industries, Inc    
  71. Terry Loomis, General Manager KQLX Radio 
  72. Ken Storm, President K& T Irrigation  
  73. Bob Sinner, President SB&B Foods, Inc 
  74. Jim Howe, President Howe Seed Farm  
  75. Barry Maring, President Sonmar Companies    
  76. David Chapman, President DJ Chapman Law
  77. Roger Christianson, President Christiansons
  78. Mike Meagher, Founder/President Sagency

    January 1, 2017 – 1st Anniversary

  79. Judy Gartner, CLU, ChFC Gartner Financial Network 
  80. Allen Ralston, Owner Allen Ralston Marketing
  81. Jessica Hoppe CFP, Relationship Mgr Alerus Financial 
  82. Kelly Wentz, Reg Mgr Group Benefits Services                 
  83. Tim Eissinger, CEO  Anne Carlson Center 
  84. Chad Guttormson, Owner Premier Lawn and Snow Removal 
  85. Rob Burke, Owner Yarn Productions
  86. Rachael Boyer, CEO The Coatings Authority, Inc. 
  87. Tom Shorma, President/CEO WCCO Belting, Inc 
  88. Paul Highness, Partner Pro Resources
  89. Steve Tweten, President NoKota Packers
  90. Mike Brevik, Owner Cyberdogz Marketing Solutions 
  91. Tim Beaton, Executive Director FM Area Foundation
  92. David Hunstad, Executive Director Moorhead Business Association
  93. Steve M Dusek, President/CEO Dakota Business Lending
  94. Paul Smith, Regional Director ND Small Business Development Center
  95. Heather Aal, Business Development Manager BBB of ND/MN
  96. Mike Sundquist, Partner Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co.
  97. Jesse Faul, Vice President Red E Engineering and Manufacturing
  98. Steve M Scheel, CEO Scheels 
  99. Alex Warner, Founder/Chairman Pedigree Technologies
  100. Dayna Del Val, President/CEO The Arts Partnership
  101. Edd Goerger, President Heartland Insurance
  102. Deb Balzer-Plageman, Asst Director University of Mary
  103. Darren Rogness, President Braaten Cabinets
  104. Anthony Molzahn, Founder Project Phoenix
  105. Mike Troje, President Midwest Precast Services
  106. Dan Hicks, President Home Design & Supply
  107. DJ Colter, Owner/Agent  DJ Colter Agency
  108. Amber Metz, Executive Director Lake Agassiz Development Group
  109. Ryan Keel, Owner  College Smart 
  110. Chris Lange, President Northland Truss
  111. Don Arvidson, Owner Express Employment Services 
  112. Andrew Abernathy, Founder/CEO Abernathey Holding Co
  113. Barry Gish, Certified EOS Implementer Traction Planning
  114. Chuck Hoge, Executive Director NDSU Research and Technology Park
  115. Matt Magness, Executive Director Offutt School of Business/ MN SBDC
  116. Teresa Lewis, Owner Get Inspired
  117. Dave Nelson, President Knight Printing
  118. Andy Draeger, General Manager Meridian Seeds
  119. Robin Nelson, Executive Director Boys and Girls Club of the RRV
  120. Bill Erickson, President Rapid Refill
  121. Andrea Hochhalter, Chief Operating Officer hue.life
  122. Kristi Ulrich, Executive Director Face It Together Fargo Moorhead
  123. Paul Bougie, Visionary House of Bouge Creative Services
  124. David Hamilton, Executive Director FM Opera Company
  125. Russ Richards, Executive Director Rebuilding Together FM
  126. Diane Solinger, Executive Director Jeremiah Program FM
  127. Andy Rodgers, Personal Member
  128. Stacie Loegering, Executive Director Emergency Food Pantry
  129. Brenda Warren, Executive Director Bonanzaville
  130. Angie Searls, Vice President Valley Mortgage, Inc.
  131. Patrick Kirby, Founder Do Good Better Consulting
  132. Melissa Rademacher, President Downtown Community Partnership
  133. Jani Skala, CEO SKA DI Enterprises, LLC
  134. Brandi Youngmark, Owner Brandi Youngmark Interior Design
  135. Jarrod Nyland, Owner The Auto Spa
  136. Michael Comstock, President Comstock Construction
  137. Jared Ferguson, Business Services NDDHS / Vocational Rehab
  138. Michael Johnson, President ClearPath Advisors

    January 1, 2018 – 2nd Anniversary

  139. Ciara Stockeland, Founder Off Price Exchange
  140. Travis Beauchene, Artist/Owner  STUDIO THREE BEAU
  141. Sylvia Lunski, Designer/Owner  Design Direction, Inc
  142. Kia Adams-Mikesh, Vice President  ND Grain Inspection
  143. Dan Cash, Vice President  Midwest Radio Fargo Moorhead
  144. Dana T Sand, President  OK Tire Stores, Inc
  145. Dave Harmon, President, MD/DJ Harmon Entertainment
  146. Trent Lee, Vistage Chair Vistage
  147. Dan Retzlaff, President RetzFlex Health Management
  148. Peter Schott, Founder Genesis Feed Tech
  149. Ty Ford, President Twenty Below Coffee Co.
  150. Mark L. Bjerke, Owner MAD Events Management
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