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Contact: Rick Berg | CEO and Co-Founder
Work 503 7th St N; Ste 104 Meadowlark Building Fargo ND 58102 United States Work #: 701.566.9944 Cell #: 701.430.1983 Company founded: August 1, 2013 Website: AdShark Website: the AdShark Blog Website: Go Fargo Jobs

Biographical Info

Our Story

Growing your business is our business. We’re a group of hungry performance-driven marketers that focus on driving sales and leads for your business. We’re good at what we do and always put our clients first while we aim to add massive value by driving growth.

Some companies have nerds, some have geeks, and some have ninjas but we have AdSharks.

We promise nothing less than extraordinary.

Our Team

We are a talented group of fast-moving performance marketers that love what we do.

AdShark Marketing is a Digital Marketing Agency with headquarters based in Fargo, North Dakota.

It began with two young entrepreneurs who were passionate about Internet Marketing and wanted to build something awesome.  It’s fitting that the two founders met as the result of a Google search.  Rick Berg, the original founder of AdShark Marketing, looked to Google to research other local companies that were offering similar services.

He found Fargo Web Strategy as one of the Google’s top results. Sean Maki was the proprietor behind Fargo Web Strategy, and Rick reached out for a meeting.  The two realized their skills complimented each other well. They shared a vision of building a company that delivers revenue-driven results.  Three days later, their two companies merged and a new AdShark Marketing was born.

After merging in August 2013, the AdSharks were fortunate enough to see some early success.  They were able to deliver amazing results for their clients and started to grow. Now their team is larger and looking forward to adding more.

The AdSharks strongly believe in two things: driving sales and leads for their clients and creating an awesome work environment.  They believe that if they can do those two things well and hire the best people, then everything else will fall into place.


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Contact: Brett Meyers | Owner
Work 3417 7th Ave N Suite E Unit A Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701-238-4900 Member since: February 4, 2020 Website:

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I understand the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renting farmland.

Being in the farming industry my whole life and still running my own farm, I feel I am an excellent resource when it comes to the realities of farming and the valuation of assets (land) that surround the farming industry.

I get the whole agricultural picture. I am not just another sales person trying to make a buck.

As a working farmer, Realtor, Accountant, MBA, and Graduate of Western College of Auctioneering in Montana, I’m educated and armed to better assist you and your family in legacy and disposition of assets.

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Contact: Ryan Such | President
Work 4663 13th Ave N Fargo ND 58102 United States Work #: (701) 280-3125 Member since: January 17, 2019 Website: All Terrain Fargo .com



Being Real:  No hype, overselling, or empty promises.  We are honest with our customers, team members and vendors, and ask the same in return.

Team:  As our most important asset, we invest in their growth and development as team members and as individuals.

Customer Experience:  From call to complete, we strive to make the customer experience the best in the industry.

Giving Back: We’ve been blessed and we want to be a blessing.  Plus, it’s more fun to give than to receive.

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Contact: Cindy Cole | President
Work 1555 43rd St S Suite 106 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.282.7843 Member since: October 30, 2015 Website: Altel net .com Website: Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes

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576522_10151176554356566_1142324322_nAltel Alternative Telecom Inc. was started in Moorhead MN, in 2000. At that time the owner, Cindy Cole Softing, had a simple philosophy: “The installation of properly designed, reliable, and cost effective telephone systems combined with quality services results in satisfied customers”. Our Altel staff still practices that same philosophy to this day. We believe our customer service team & product line up is second to none in the region.

Altel focuses on all aspects of business, small, medium, and large. We have been providing telephone systems over the years to a wide variety of businesses. Altel has become the vendor of choice for numerous cities, school districts, hospitals, and hotels. dentists, & government agency’s, Atel’s reputation for excellence is based on its history of performance and the ability to provide simple solutions for complex communication needs.

Altel provides over 90 years of technical experience combined. We are an Iwatsu. Avaya & Asterisk dealer because we believe that they fit our customers needs best, with reliability & the latest tecnology communication applications available.

Although Iwatsu, Avaya & Asterisk, Switchvox are the flagship product lines, we also service many other product lines as well. We can service 99% of all business systems whether you purchased it from us or not. We service, Asterisk , AT&T, Lucent Partner, Fujitsu, Norstar, Meridian Mitel, Macrotel, Nortel, Iwatsu, Avaya, Toshiba, Inter-Tel, Vodavi, Comdial, 3-Com Shortel, & more.

Altel’s success has been based largely on the expertise of its sales, service, and technical staff. Our sales staff is trained to understand that every business is unique and has its own communications requirements. We listen to what our customers needs are, and then provide the solution we feel will best work for them. If you have heard your current system is obsolete & can no longer get parts, in most cases, it may not be true.

Call us today & get the stright answer to your communication questions.

Altel Alternative Telecom Inc,
(701 282-7843)

Cindy Cole-Softing


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Contact: Eric Monson | CEO
Work 2800 Main Ave Suite 400 Fargo ND 58103 Cell #: 701.368.9160 Work #: 701.952.6186 Website: Anne Carlsen
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Contact: Dan Parker | Owner
Work 3019 13th Ave S Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.566.7313 Cell #: 701.200.7410 Fax #: 701.566.7314 Website:
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Contact: Jim Kasper | President
Work 1128 Westrac Drive PO Box 9016 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.232.6250 Cell #: 701.799.9000 Website:

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City: Fargo
  • President, Asset Management Group, Inc;
  • Business Economics, NDSU
  • US Army Reserve
  • Business Champion Legislator, Greater North Dakota Chamber, 2011; Friend of Farm Bureau, 2011 & 2009; Distinguished Friend of ND Pharmacy Award, 2010; Keynote Speaker, ACLI, Boston, 2008; Keynote Speaker, Mealey’s Conference, NY City Harvard Club, 2007; Keynote Speaker, Life Settlements Conference, Orlando, 2007; Outstanding Legislator, NDAIFA, 2007; Testified, US Senate Banking Committee, Privacy Matters, 2002; Chair, District 46; Former Chair, Fargo Area Republican Party; ND and F-M Life Underwriter of the Year; 42 Year Member MDRT; Bethel Evangelical Free Church
  • Married; (Sandy); 2 children
  • ND House since 2001

Jim Kasper

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Contact: Ken Harris | CEO
Work 2525 9th Ave S Fargo ND 58103 United States Work #: 701.478.9600 Member since: December 21, 2015 Website: Avalon Events Center .com

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The Avalon is the premier venue for Fargo’s Corporate events and meetings.  We have 55,000 sq ft of event space encompassing 7 meeting rooms. We can accommodate everything from conventions complete with exhibit space, large meetings seating over 500 people to intimate Board meetings.

The Avalon is complete with state of the art AV systems and a wi-fi system that can accommodate 2,000 simultaneous users.  We can provide a full range of food and beverage service that encompasses simple snacks, breakfast, buffet lunches and dinners to gourmet sit down dinners.

We provide transportation to and from local hotels and your corporate office for your out of town guests.

Find out why Fargo companies like Bell Bank make the Avalon their place to hold their corporate events.

  • Fully comprehensive A/V system to provide to you at no additional cost. We supply a fully integrated system that is extremely user friendly.
  • Every ballroom has a fully stocked wet bar and a mixologist for your event. We have the capabilities of providing very simple buffet item all the way to extremely intricate plated dishes.
  • Our ballrooms can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 2,500 people. Each one of our unique ballrooms is designed to maximize and enhance your event.

(701) 478-9600

Jess Bledsoe, Corporate and Wedding Sales 701-219-3433

Monday through Friday: 9a.m.-5p.m.

Saturday: 10a.m.-2p.m.

Available by Appointment

Evenings and Weekends


With exceptional taste, impeccable service and historic elegance, Avalon Events Center is the ideal setting for your wedding reception, corporate meeting, or other special occasion in Fargo. The Avalon Events Center is home to 7 beautiful ballrooms, filled with modern amenities and state of the art audio video technology for your wedding reception or corporate event.

Corporate and Custom Events  |  When you’re looking for an event space that can help you market your products and services, cultivate important relationships, celebrate a success, communicate a message, or show off and brag a bit, Avalon Event Centers are the place to host your event. You will be pleasantly surprised by the versatility, value of food and beverage services, audio/visual capabilities and the many other amenities it offers to ensure that your event will have the positive response you desire.

Weddings  |  Let your imagination run wild!  At Avalon Events Center, we’ve set ourselves apart from dated hotel ballrooms. Our spaces are perfect for floor to ceiling decorations, fabric canopies, color changing LED uplighting, and anything else your dreams may hold!  We have industry connections to turn your wedding fantasies into reality.

If you’re not feeling creative, we have partners who specialize in wedding planning to help you create a special event of your own.

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Contact: Matt Chaussee, CEO
Work PO Box 1350 Fargo ND 58107 Work #: 701.353.2000 Cell #: 701.238.9167 Member since: June 15, 2018 Website: Be More Colorful .com


360° Photography, Google Street View, Virtual Tours, Augmented Reality, and VR/AR Consulting

Be More Colorful® is a provider of Real-World Virtual Reality Solutions™ for virtually any industry. We focus on providing our clients with as much flexibility as possible with their 360° and virtual reality imagery. 

We do not provide “cookie cutter” or “one-size-fits-all” solutions. We help businesses and organizations create premium 360°photographic content, and help curate a suite of hosted solutions for your unique business needs. We have established industry partnerships with dozens of VR software developers and technologists across the globe and are uniquely positioned to show you how to stay on the leading edge of VR marketing.

Promote Your Brand. Engage Your Customers. Tell Your Story.®
Be More Colorful!
Key Personnel
Katie Chaussee, President
Matt Chaussee, CEO
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Contact: Andrea Hochhalter, President
Work Lake Park MN Work #: 701.361.3873 Member since: September 6, 2017 Website: Beyond Facilitation .com

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Beyond Facilitation is committed to helping organizations and communities solve issues, plan strategically, and achieve shared outcomes.
Let us help you engage, innovate, change and grow!
  • Action + Strategic Planning
  • Meetings + Workshops
  • Partner + Implement + Improve

Passionate about helping teams, organizations, and communities succeed and solve issues by providing facilitative leadership; guiding groups through a process to reach their desired outcomes, Andrea is a professional facilitator and the owner of Beyond Facilitation, a company she founded on the premise that “People support a world they help create.”

Using participatory methods Andrea designs facilitated meetings and events, engages participants to stimulate innovative thinking, enables collaboration, and develops facilitative leadership skills in others.

Andrea has worked with executives, managers, project leaders, human resource professionals, educators, and communities to solve issues and build teams for higher performance, saving time and energy while tapping into group wisdom and achieving better outcomes.

The work of Beyond Facilitation includes:

* Long-range strategic planning

* Development of team and individual strategic initiatives

* Community wide and cross-sector environmental scanning events

* Action planning for implementation projects

* Consensus workshops to help groups reach agreement

* Leadership meeting and retreat facilitation

* Change management initiatives

Andrea’s leadership experience with corporate, nonprofit, start-ups, Information technology, and organizational development provides her the unique ability to understand issues your organization is trying to solve.

A trained Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation practitioner using methods, tools, and approaches to foster participation and meaningful collaboration, Andrea is a member of a global network and team of ToP professionals. She is also a certified Vision Facilitator for Rotary International and certified in the Dale Carnegie process.

Before her life as an entrepreneur, Andrea worked at Microsoft developing teams and leading projects nationally and internationally. She has an MBA in Information Systems and a Bachelors in Psychology.

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Contact: Brady Nash | CEO
Work 1405 Prairie Parkway Ste C West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.526.3539 x9402 Cell #: 701.388.8618 Member since: December 7, 2015 Website: Blog: Brady’s CEO Blog

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BNG-TEAM-Logo1Brady graduated from Lidgerwood Public School just 12 years ago. That fall, he enrolled at NDSU, attended one full semester, then dropped out to be an entrepreneur in 2005. Less than two years later, he formed BNG Holdings, Inc. in January 2007.

In 2015, he was a finalist for the Chamber Choice Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was chosen one of Prairie Business magazine’s 40 under 40 and BNG Holdings Co was ranked the #2 in ND and #1769 in the nation on the “Fastest Growing Companies in America” list by Inc. Magazine! Brady has been a keynote speaker at several events around the country and is regarded a foremost expert on how to efficiently get businesses paid.

Brady Nash

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Contact: Jodee Bock | Founder
Work #: 701.730.1827 Cell #: 701.730.1827 Member since: April 20, 2016 Website: Blog:

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37513_412196691395_1781556_nJodee Bock is a dynamic business communicator who encourages people to practice riskful thinking as opposed to merely wishful thinking. By encouraging them to think beyond their reasons, she leaves audiences with new insights, along with ideas for turning their knowledge into action.

Jodee is the founder of Bock’s Office Transformational Consulting and has over 15 years of experience in the areas of corporate communication, media relations, executive coaching, and training and development. She holds certifications in Life Purpose and Career Coaching, Job Relations Training (JRT), Bob Proctor’s Life Success Consulting®, and Accelerated Innovation Training and Coaching from SolutionPeople in Chicago.

The author of Own Your Story: The Invitation, The 100% Factor: Living Your Capacity and co-author of Inviting Dialogue: Inspiring Stories About the Power of the Master Mind and Don’t Miss Your Boat: Living Your Life With Purpose in the Real World, Jodee is also a highly sought after keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and business consultant. She has spoken at events all over the United States and designed and delivered customized workshops and seminars for dozens of clients.

Book Jodee to Speak at Your Next Event or contact her for a Free Consultation today.

Jodee Bock

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Contact: Brenda Warren | Executive Director
Work 1351 West Main Ave West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.282.2822 Member since: October 18, 2017 Website:

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About Us

Bonanzaville is North Dakota’s must-see historic attraction. Located in West Fargo, North Dakota we offer tours, special events, and programming year round. We offer 12 acres, 43 historic buildings, more than 400,000 artifacts, and millions of memories. Bonanzaville, is operated by the Cass County Historical Society.


To interpret the heritage of the Red River Valley.


The Cass County Historical Society was organized in 1954 and became a nonprofit corporation in North Dakota in 1955. Later that year, we got into the museum business when the Pioneer Daughters donated the contents of their historical museum, which was housed in the basement of Menard Hall at NDSU (then NDAC). It wasn’t until 1972 that the present museum building was constructed on land donated by the Red River Valley Fair. Artifacts were then moved from Menard Hall to the new museum. CCHS had been collecting buildings from around the county, and moving them to the location now called Bonanzaville, since 1967. The name refers to the large Bonanza farms that once existed in the Red River Valley.

Over the years, we have accumulated 43 historic buildings with numerous museums, such as the Eugene Dahl Car Museum, the Eagles Air Museum, the tractor museum, the Law Enforcement Museum, and more.

Board of Directors

Bonanzaville’s Board of Directors are chosen from the membership by members at the annual meeting each April. They serve three year terms. The Board of Directors meet monthly on the second Wednesday of each month. The meeting dates are posted on the calendar of events page here.


Brenda Warren, Executive Director

Melissa Warren, Special Events & Wedding Coordinator

Board of Directors

John Lund – President

Jonathan Haux – Vice President

Glenn Ellingsberg – Secretary

Harlan Bernstein

Bob Clarke

Leaha Clarke

Tom Kenville

Elton Solseng

Brad Nudell

By Laws (PDF)

Board Nomination Form


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Contact: Robin Nelson | Chief Executive Officer
Work 2500 18th Street South Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.235.2147 Cell #: 701.238.1188 Member since: September 5, 2017 Website: Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley

Biographical Info

Robin Nelson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley / Youth Commission non-profit partnership since January, 2012.

Her personal commitment to our community is to provide today’s youth with the tools to become productive and contributing members of society. Nelson’s commitment to our youth’s futures is evidenced in her history of serving as a three-term elected school board member and as a mayoral appointee to Fargo’s Youth Initiative advisory board, Fargo’s Native American Commission and The Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction coalition.

She currently serves as the North Dakota’s Afterschool Alliance United States Ambassador; on the Workforce Development Committee addressing affordable childcare; as a Great Plains Food Bank board officer and a Fargo Public Schools Foundation board member; on United Way’s Education Collaborative and as the Fargo Early Childhood Education Coalition Chair.

In addition, she has served as a Shriner’s Children’s Hospital Auxiliary fundraiser and a former school district Governmental Affairs chair and elementary school PTA president. Nelson has managed and consulted on countless political campaigns at the city and state level and serves as a frequent panelist and consultant in the educational, political and business community.

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Contact: Darren Rogness | President
Work 1750 Main Avenue Fargo ND 58107 Work #: 701.428.3691 Member since: June 7, 2017 Website:
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Contact: Dr. Mason Orth | Owner/Founder
Work 3175 Sienna Drive S Suite 105 Fargo ND 58104 United States Work #: 701.451.9098 Member since: May 23, 2016 Website:

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As one of the leading chiropractor Fargo professionals, Dr. Mason Orth is the man with a compelling plan to optimize the health of all of his patients. Ever since the turn of the millennium (2000), Dr. Orth began working as a chiropractor Fargo and is seen as a pivotal force in chiropractic care. Locally born and raised in Horace, North Dakota, Dr. Orth managed to stick around in his hometown. His conviction to bring back the superior excellence of his chiropractic Fargo care to his hometown is truly a heartwarming story.

Seen locally as an expert in his field, he often leads the way in Fargo chiropractic care. His discoveries and innovations fostered new technologies in chiropractic Fargo assistance. Areas of expertise like spinal rehabilitation saw tremendous adaptations with Dr. Mason Orth’s prestigious work. Through his constant education and study of the science, Dr. Orth also specializes in the physical regions of the spine, hip, knees and shoulders.

While we discuss how he’s dominated the field, he also addresses sports injuries, non-surgical spinal decompression, nutrition, wellness, cold laser treatment, soft tissue dysfunction, and spinal disc disorders. You don’t often hear about a chiropractor Fargo who takes his craft to the utmost level of knowledge.

Not only is Doctor Mason Orth a success as an intellect for the study of chiropractic Fargo care, but he also excels in business. His first location back in 2000, thrived and soon afterwards, he would open more locations. He’s now at the point where he operates multiple locations across the state of North Dakota and Minnesota. For Dr. Orth, FM Chiro Health & Rehab certainly served him well financially as a chiropractor Fargo!

You are working with someone who not only provides the essentials with his work, but who’s also able to build and scale his services to more people. His ability to train and lead top chiropractor Fargo professionals to the top of their game is incredible. This is how his ability to go the distance really does make a difference in his chiropractor Fargo work.

Deep down though, Doctor Mason Orth works with a mission that began at a young age. His father always suffered from chronic back pain. Apparently this is a hereditary area for Dr. Orth. It’s a part of his family heritage and now, he suffers from the same pain. This means not only does he practice chiropractor Fargo work to heal others, but he himself needs the treatment.

This puts Dr. Orth in the unique position to have a full circle understanding of what the patient deals with on a regular basis. Since he himself is a patient and needs the kind of care he provides, he shares his own powerful testimony. It is powerful because it shows Dr. Orth lives out in his own life what he preaches to his patients. Visit the chiropractor Fargo!

Today, work with a chiropractor Fargo who understands what you go through with your pain. Once the care comes into effect and you begin to realize the shift in lower pain levels, Dr. Orth will encourage you all the way. Since he himself is a testament and witness to Fargo chiropractic care, he and his TEAM of chiropractors Fargo are able to get the job done smoothly for you.

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Contact: Roger Christianson | President
Work 2828 13th Ave S Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.293.3944 Cell #: 701.551.2990 Member since: December 20, 2016 Website:
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Contact: Michael Johnson, CEO
Work 107 Graystone Plaza Detroit Lakes MN 56501 United StatesWork 417 Main Ave suite 209 *by appointment only Fargo ND 58103 United States Work #: 701-232-5225 Member since: December 27, 2017 Website:

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10 Questions with Michael Johnson

by: Kurt McSparron | 11.08.2019

Part 1: Tell us about your organization

Founded: 1986

Employees: 3

Locations: 2

Kurt: Describe your purpose?

Michael: To provide Hope, via real, root of the problem, solutions for entrepreneurs.

Kurt: Where do you see your organization in 10 years?

Michael: Serving 500 of our best target clients.

Kurt: And, how can we, as colleagues, help you get there?

Michael: Education and support of the entrepreneur and leadership community.

Kurt: What’s your “secret sauce”? What sets you apart from your competition?

Michael: Not settling for the superficial. Really digging in and putting the ‘medicine’ where it can be most effective.

Kurt: What are you working on today?

Michael: Getting the word out about our value to the people that need to hear it.

Part 2: Tell us a little about yourself

Kurt: First, where did you grow up and where did you learn what you know?

Michael: Fargo, NDSU, 34 years of trying, failing, and never giving up as a business owner, mentor, teacher, and coach.

Kurt: If I were applying for your job, how would you describe it to me?

Michael: Services that build and support entrepreneurs and leaders.

Kurt: What characteristics or qualities would you look for in your replacement?

Michael: Well-rounded people skills, knowledge of business operations at a deep level, accounting, investments, and the desire to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Kurt: What’s the best advice you’ve gotten or the best advice you’d give to our business leader Members?

Michael: Seek out the knowledge of others.  Realize life is a training exercise.  There is no failure, only keep going, or not.

Kurt: What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Michael: I love my work. I love to travel.

Michael Johnson EA, ATP

Michael Johnson is 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 one-stop-shop for business solutions including; business consulting, accounting, tax, and investment advice. Since 1986 Michael has helped over 400 businesses and organizations like Premier Benefits Group, the M|State Foundation, Malstrom Electric, Odegaard Wings, and Cornerstone Specialties.

He coaches several disciplines of business including leadership development, financial management, building effective cultures through mentorship, brand building, and marketing, sales, and delivery activities. Michael takes a truly wholistic approach to helping others build their business.

  • Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from North Dakota State University.

  • He is trained as a Certified EMyth Business Coach. Where he previously spent 3 years coaching small business owners worldwide.

  • He is a graduate of the Dave Ramsey, Entreleadership Master Series.

  • Michael is a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider for tax [and accounting].

  • He is an Enrolled Agent, ‘America’s Tax Experts’ and a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute.

  • He is also a licensed Investment Advisor Representative, and Michael holds a certificate of completion of the Certified Financial Planner curriculum of the American College.

  • And, he is a licensed insurance agent.

The firm has a deep bench of experts in business development, marketing, graphic design, legal, employee benefits, insurance, estate planning, and I.T. Along with the expert resources provided by Patrick Lencioni’s Table Group, Cool Spring Insights, Vital Smarts’ Crucial Conversations, and Jim Collins’ Good to Great tools.

Michael has worked the last several years as a business coach and advisor successfully helping small business owner’s transition from a business that owns them, to a business which enables them to create the success they desire.  As one client business owner has stated, “I used to be a guy with an insurance license, now I’m the owner of an employee benefits business”.

The best prospect for the kind of help Michael provides is an entrepreneur that is just coming to grips with the prospective; that to attain their idea of success they need to take control and create a proper business structure. They know change is necessary and they need help clearing the path.

Michael and his wife Donna enjoy their dogs, traveling out west, and quiet days on the water.

Michael is grateful he gets to do this.  Being a coach is truly his calling and he is happiest when the people he works with can make real progress creating their own version of success.

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Contact: Rachael Boyer | CEO
Work 6904 2nd St N Moorhead MN 56560 Work #: 218.287.1249 Member since: February 3, 2017 Website:

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Residential and Commercial Painting, Concrete Coatings and Surface Preparation


Rachael Boyer | CEO

Jeff Boyer | President

Rachael is a results-oriented, transformational leader, and business executive with more than 20 years of experience in construction and other industries. Rachael’s entrepreneurial spirit has allowed her to develop several multi-million dollar businesses and brands from origination across a variety of industries. Rachael’s passion for the construction industry has been built on the foundation of excellence with the customer at the center of the experience with the framework of passion to transform vision to success. Rachael is recognized as a dynamic and knowledgeable leader and driver of excellence, with an expert ability to strategically design and implement programs, create business opportunities from origination, and transform organizations. Rachael is a mother and wife with close connection and involvement with multiple community organizations. She is a member of the Home Builder’s Association, Moorhead Business Association, sponsor for Babe Ruth Baseball, and has served on local school boards, and has volunteered with numerous community organizations.


Locations: 1

# of employees: 11

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Contact: Josh Christy | Founder and CEO
Work 1854 NDSU Research Circle North Fargo ND 58102 United States Work #: 866.572.6337 Cell #: 701.610.9055 Member since: August 17, 2015 Website: Website:

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Josh’s development background is in full LAMP stack development with a heavy JavaScript influence. As we’ve grown Josh has turned in his code editor to lead the growth and business development charge at Codelation. He’s passionate about attracting and retaining talent to the Fargo, ND ecosystem by being an active member in the startup community.

Josh Christy

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Contact: Ole Rygg | Owner
Work Dilworth MN 56529 United States Work #: 701.318.8700 Member since: November 1, 2018 Website: Corporate Elements .com


CORPORATE ELEMENTS partners with organizations and managers to implement innovative talent management and productivity solutions to fuel their business. We provide the expertise, technical solutions and performance metrics organizations need to systematically and effectively develop leaders, increase profitability, reimagine HR, and manage risk.

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Contact: Janelle Albrecht | Agent
Work 4166 31st Ave S Suite 100 Fargo ND 58104 United States Work #: 701.353.6183 Cell #: 701.271.0993 Fax #: 701.235.7814 Member since: December 11, 2018 Website: Coountry


Many people dream about how their lives will change in the years to come. Even though no one has a crystal 

ball to predict the future there are some things that are a real possibility, especially if you have a family – like weddings, college, and eventually retirement. Being prepared for these things can make a big difference, and protecting what you have today is important, too. Let’s get together to talk about your present needs and future plans!

Greetings family and friends. I was born in Thief River Falls, MN and raised in the small northern Minnesota community of Northome. My parents owned their own business for as long as I can remember and are now both retired and living in a warmer climate. I have one sister who lives in Northome and owns and operates a petroleum company with her husband. I come from a family of successful business owners and hope to carry on that tradition through Country Financial. After high school I graduated from Moorhead State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal. I worked at the same Fargo law firm for nearly 22 years. I have experience in real estate, estate planning, probate, commercial litigation, debtor/creditor workouts, and bankruptcy, as well as a general business background. I have been married to my husband, Joe, for 21 years. Joe is a truck driver for Magnum Companies in Fargo. We have one daughter, Taylor, who attends UND and is majoring in business management. We have served as a PATH foster family for the past 8 years and have a passion to helping children and families grow in a healthy and stable environment. I believe in commitment to others and serving the community and people where I live. I look forward to meeting new clients and serving and preserving the clients I have been lucky enough to serve.

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Contact: Shanna Cramer | President/Artist
Work 715 13th Ave E West Fargo ND 58078 United StatesWork 409 Broadway Ave N Fargo ND 58102 United States Work #: 701.532.2112 Work #: 218.422.5753 Member since: May 9, 2019 Website:


Creatively Uncorked was started in January 2014 by Shanna Cramer as a way to bring the paint and sip concept to the Fargo-Moorhead area. Creatively Uncorked opened its first studio in the Moorhead Center Mall in January 2015, then moved to their current location in West Fargo in June 2016. The new downtown Fargo location opened in March 2017. What started as a paint and sip concept now offers a variety of crafting classes and special events, in addition to canvas painting. Creatively Uncorked now has several artists, two studios, hundreds of paintings, and continually offers fun events within a 100-mile radius of Fargo, ND.

Shanna Cramer, President/Artist

“I’m so excited to bring the paint and sip experience to Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area! Creatively Uncorked is the product of combined passions. With a background in art, teaching, and wine appreciation (wink), it is proving to be the perfect fit. The whole idea is to provide an opportunity for people to relax, have some laughs and get creative with their friends and co-workers. It’s fun art, not fine art, so whether you’re the artistic type or can’t draw a stick figure, you will have a good time. We’ll be offering scheduled events at our West Fargo and downtown Fargo studios, regular events in Grand Forks, Fergus Falls and Detroit Lakes, as well as booking private parties and corporate team building events. No set-up, no clean-up. Just sit down to your canvas with a drink, and paint your masterpiece!”

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Contact: Jon Kungel | President
Work 5257 51st Ave South Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 701.277.0313 Cell #: 701.371.3270 Fax #: 701.277.3100 Member since: August 26, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

Custom Cinema and Sound specializes in Home Theater Systems, Home Control Systems, and Whole House Audio/Video with the added value of simplicity and ease of operation.

We can provide you with small music systems to full Whole House Audio/Video Matrix Control Systems.

Jon Kungel

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Contact: Zach Paxton | President
Work 2501 3rd Ave N Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.237.5685 Cell #: 701.261.2377 Member since: September 8, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

CG_logoCUSTOM GRAPHICS, INC. is a full service printer and screen printing manufacturer providing custom decals, graphic applications, print solutions, overlays, and signage to manufactures, dealers, transportation companies, service fleets, and business owners. We provide service and installation of Indoor and Outdoor Signage, Neon, Magnetic Signs, Vehicle Decals, Wraps and Fleet Graphics that will make your company STAND OUT and GET NOTICED!


GOLD Sponsor

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Contact: Mike Brevik | Owner
Work 3523 45th St S Fargo ND 58104 Cell #: 218.329.9051 Member since: April 25, 2017 Website:

Biographical Info

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Contact: Steve M Dusek | President/CEO
Work 5630 36th Ave S Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 701.293.8892 Member since: May 4, 2017 Website: Dakota Business Lending .com
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Contact: Dave Anderson | President
Work 1212 24th Ave S Fargo ND 58103 United States Work #: 701.237.4343 Fax #: 701.232.7874 Member since: January 15, 2016 Website: Dakota Monument .com

Biographical Info

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 started in the memorial business in 1906 as founder of Crookston Marble and Granite in Crookston, MN. He sold this company in 1910 and moved to Fargo, ND to begin a new memorial business.

In 1912, Anderson and Nesne purchased Skognes’ interest in the business and made it solely a family owned business as Nesne was Anderson’s uncle.

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.

The original business location for Dakota Monument Company was 101 Front Street (now Main Ave.) in Fargo. In 1965, the company relocated to a new facility at 2414 South University Drive. Then in 1994, the company built a new facility and moved to 1212 24th Ave. South in Fargo.

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.

Dakota Monument Company’s primary business includes, but is not limited to, the designing, engraving, lettering, installation, distribution and sale of cemetery memorials, commercial and residential signage and other natural stone products.

Dave Anderson

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Contact: Kari Score | President
Work 405 Main Ave West Westgo Square West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.281.1209 Fax #: 701.277.0239 Member since: February 5, 2016 Website:

Biographical Info

1167328_634344146628621_814326560_oWelcome to Dakota Storage Products. Our mission is to provide top quality warehouse and material handling products at competitive prices coupled with expert knowledge and friendly service. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction!

From pallet rack, storage rack, cantilever rack and other warehouse racking systems to safety ladders, lift tables, pallet jacks and material handling products of all kinds Dakota Storage Products can provide nearly everything for your warehouse. We also handle all the equipment and accessories for your loading dock. If your warehouse needs it, we can supply it! Please stop by and visit us-easy access from both I-94 and I-29! We are located just one mile east of the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in the Westgo Square Building.


Kari Score

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Contact: Jay Peltier, President
Work 4310 17th Ave South Fargo ND 58103 United States Work #: 612.419.9874 Member since: August 21, 2018 Website: DaleCarnegie .com/locations/ND
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Contact: Sylvia Lunski | President / Designer
Work 3211 Fiechtner Drive Suite 1 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.365.4040 Cell #: 701.541.5841 Member since: February 1, 2018 Website: Design Direction Fargo .com

Biographical Info



Design Direction is an interior design company in Fargo, ND offering a full Tool Box of services and products for new construction, remodeling, and redecorating. We carry a complete line of floor covering products, from hardwood, and ceramic tile to carpeting, and window coverings, from blinds to custom draperies and bedding.

We partner with a great team of professional installers to complete your project. We also assist clients with services such as interior decorating, design, cabinet layout, space planning, furniture, accessories, stain and paint selections. When you work with Design Direction you can expect us taking time to get to know you, as every client is unique. Your home or office will reflect “you” when we are finished.

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Contact: DJ Colter | Owner
Work 4215 31st Ave S Suite B Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 701.235.6641 Cell #: 701.367.9191 Member since: July 27, 2017 Website: DJ Colter Agency, Inc. Website: My Creative Shop

Biographical Info

Entrepreneur – Insurance Professional (, Creative Design/Technology –(; Residential and Commercial Real Estate ownership with various partners

D.J. Colter Agency, Inc.

My Creative Shop

Hotel Me, LLC

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Contact: Patrick Kirby | Founder
Work West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 952.237.0836 Member since: October 23, 2017 Website: Do Good Better

Biographical Info

Patrick Kirby is the Founder of Do Good Better Consulting and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language.
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.
He cut his donor relations/fundraising teeth as the Alumni Coordinator at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, MN, before trying his hand as a manufacturing sales rep to companies such as Target and Best Buy. Tired of being yelled at for uncontrollable international shipping issues in both English and Chinese, Patrick re-joined the world of nonprofit work as the Sr. Development Director at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation MN/Dakotas Chapter before taking the Chief Development Officer position at the Anne Carlsen Center.
He earned his B.A. in “B.S.” (politics) at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and is hopelessly addicted to super nerdy Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels and old school SquareSoft ® RPG Nintendo games. Patrick married out of his league to his wife Shannon, has three ridiculously adorable children named Spencer, Preston and Willow, a chunky dog named Grover, and lives in West Fargo, ND.
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Contact: Don Grande | Attorney
Work 820 34th Ave East Suite 200 West Fargo ND 58078 United States Work #: 701.365.8088 Member since: August 17, 2015

Biographical Info



Don has worked with individuals and businesses for thirty years and he brings a diverse background and broad experience to his clients.  Don began his career as a personal trust officer working with individuals and families on estate planning, trust and investment issues.  He then worked on individual and business retirement plans handling ERISA issues and investment management.  Don has a business background and has held a Series 7 securities license, as well as, real estate and insurance licenses.  Over his career Don has helped individuals, families and businesses grow and protect their assets, handling simple to complex personal and business issues.

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Contact: Melissa Rademacher | President/CEO
Work 210 Broadway N Suite 202 Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.388.8426 Member since: November 22, 2017 Website: Downtown

Biographical Info

FARGO—The Downtown Community Partnership has hired Melissa Rademacher as its new president and CEO.

Rademacher was hired by downtown Fargo developer Kilbourne Group last fall as a business development manager, according to Forum archives. Prior to that, she served as general manager of the Moorhead Center Mall.

Rademacher is a Fargo native and graduate of Fargo South High School and North Dakota State University, where she studied apparel textiles and business.

After college, she managed Abercrombie and Anthropologie stores on the East and West coasts before returning to North Dakota to be closer to family.

According to Tim Flakoll, chairman of the Downtown Community Partnership board, Rademacher “is well-known and respected in the community and has a proven ability to attract and retain new and existing businesses to downtown Fargo.”

“The board of directors felt that Melissa has a strong understanding of the mission, roles, responsibilities and vision of the DCP. She has worked in complex business environments and has a strong understanding of teams and what motivates them,” Flakoll said. “She has a strong record, working literally coast to coast in building successful organizations and teams. She brings extraordinary marketing, retail and relationship skills to the position and will be a great advocate for the downtown.”

In a press release issued Tuesday, Oct. 11, Radermacher said “I look forward to working with the businesses, residents and guests who love the downtown. Fargo has been a case study in how people, when working together in a focused approach, can have a transformational lasting impact on a city. Yet, there are other emerging opportunities that we must identify and capitalize on to make the downtown experience even better. My goal is that no matter what draws you to the downtown, that each time it delivers for you and makes a positive lasting impression.”

Mike Hahn resigned as president and CEO of the DCP May 16 after serving nearly seven years on the job. Rademacher will assume the position in November.

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Contact: Shelle Hagen, Owner/LMT
Work 1121 Westrac Drive Suite 102 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.297.8191 Cell #: 701.200.3285 Member since: August 1, 2018 Website: Elite Massage .biz

Biographical Info

Elite Therapeutic Massage is an office where Fargo/Moorhead’s highest quality of Therapists practice.
Each Therapist strives to encourage, uplift and inspire all those they work on or work with. Elite has been thriving for 17 years following the Platinum rule: “Always exceed other’s expectations.”

Shelle Hagen, LMT

Shelle Hagen has been in the Massage Therapy Industry since 2002 and is the Owner of Elite Therapeutic Massage Location. She is a graduate of  Concordia College, Moorhead MN, with a B.A. in Exercise Science. She graduated from The Professional Institute of Massage Therapy, Fargo ND  1,100 hour program in 2002. Shelle is also a North Dakota Licensed Massage Therapist and is Nationally Certified.   

Her massage business specializes in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Relaxation, and Medical Massages.


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Contact: Stacie Loegering | Executive Director
Work 1101 4th Ave N Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.237.9337 Member since: October 17, 2017 Website: Emergency Food

Biographical Info

The Emergency Food Pantry is a food distribution program whose mission is to provide referred families and individuals facing emergency situations with one week’s supply of healthy food. 

For over 40 years, the Emergency Food Pantry has been located in the Fargo-Moorhead community to help feed the citizens of Cass and Clay counties in times of crisis, unemployment, fire, family violence, medical problems, and other difficult situations. The Pantry provides hungry families and individuals with wholesome food to tide them over during these times of emergency.

Stacie Loegering grew up in West Fargo, North Dakota.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development at North Dakota State University and Master of Education at University of Minnesota – Duluth.  

Stacie is our Executive Director.  In this role she directs all programs, operations, and services. In her current role she connects individuals and families in Cass and Clay counties to healthy food. 

Prior experience includes 20+ years in nonprofit organizations working with individuals and families.  In each of her previous experiences she connected people with resources.  

Stacie Loegering | Executive Director

Caileen Heuertz | Board Member 

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Contact: Patrick Emerson | LMT, CNMT
Work 1150 Prairie Parkway Suite 104 West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.364.0017 Cell #: 701.306.0285 Member since: August 28, 2015 Website: Emerson Therapeutic Massage

Biographical Info

EmersonTherapeuticMassageAfter graduating from the Florida Academy of Massage in 1995, Patrick Emerson returned to the Fargo area and began his massage therapy career working out of chiropractic offices. After about 4 years he realized that his massage schooling had not prepared him to treat those who were suffering with pain.

Using the Relaxation/Swedish model taught to him in school, any positive results achieved with clients were temporary at best. The seminars Emerson attended at the time taught the “rub where it hurts” model, which he found to be ineffective. After 7 years of practice, Emerson was frustrated and worse, bored.

While driving to Bismarck for the ND chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association Convention, he was trying to decide how to tell his pregnant wife, along with their four and two year old children, that he might return to college to pursue a degree as a healthcare professional. That year the presenter at the AMTA Convention was Paul St. John. Emerson had heard good things about St. John’s method of Neuromuscular therapy, or Therapeutic Massage.


While listening to the presentation, Emerson was baffled as to why this method wasn’t being taught in every massage school in the country. This was the true massage therapy! When St. John demonstrated his therapy method, Emerson felt that he had seen a miracle and described the moment as the epiphany that gave him the realization he “did not have to go back to college and could stay a massage therapist!”. He now knew that Therapeutic Massage was what he was meant to do.


Since then, Emerson has attended all of the St. John’s seminars. He has been fortunate to have been taught by Paul St. John personally, as well as by his excellent instructors. Four years after his epiphany, Emerson became certified in the St. John Method of Neuromuscular Therapy.

Recently, Emerson has reached the Advanced Trained level of Primal Reflex Release Technique (the treatment of muscles after a traumatic event). He continues to be passionate about therapeutic massage and inspires to learn and to better serve those who suffer from pain and find themselves in his office.

Patrick Emerson

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Contact: Ben Meland | President
Work 1 2nd St North Suite 102 Case Bldg Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.478.4300 Cell #: 701.799.0376 Member since: August 21, 2015 Website:

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Ben Meland

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Contact: Todd Berning | Owner McKenzy Olson | Marketing Director
Work 745 31st Ave E Suite 105 West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.866.1006 Cell #: 701.263.7384 McKenzy Member since: June 6, 2018 Website: Epic Companies ND .com


Real Estate & Investing

Founded in 2018, Epic Companies has served the growing need for new property and real estate projects through impressive integrity and a commitment to delivering results with the highest quality standards. Our professional team works closely with both investors and landowners in order to come up with results that exceed expectations.

At Epic Management we work hard to make sure our tenants feel at home. Our units are contemporary, modern and conveniently located close to retail and commercial locations. As we continue building mixed-use buildings this has allowed us to take a step up in the residential and commercial industry.

Our development team has researched the best buildings and real estate options to make your investment dollars go the extra mile. As developers we project the influx in the community and the industry to continually keep up with the trends and changes throughout the years. Join our development team!

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Contact: Don Arvidson | Owner
Work 1100 19th Ave North Suite R1 Fargo ND 58102 United States Work #: 701.297.8800 Cell #: 218.779.9700 Website: Express Pros | Fargo

Biographical Info

Key Personnel

About Us

Express Employment Professionals of Fargo, ND is a leading staffing provider helping job seekers find work with a wide variety of local businesses. Through our resources and our Fargo, ND team we are able to provide workforce solutions and an excellent level of service to our client companies.

We live in and work in this community and have a vested interest in its success. In addition to our staffing services, our team is actively involved with a wide variety of causes and organizations that help strengthen our beautiful city. Our motto is “Respecting people, impacting business” because we help great people find great jobs with great companies!

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work in all types of long-term careers: Professional, Light Industrial, and Administrative opportunities. We also have solutions for flexible staffing options and temporary services.

Call us today to learn more!

Express Employment Professionals
1100 19th Ave N., Suite R1
Fargo, ND 58102

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Contact: Adam Martin, Founder
Work PO Box 509 Fargo ND 58106 Work #: 701.552.5570 Member since: June 15, 2018 Website: F5 Project .org


Founded in 2016 by a former inmate, F5 helps to coordinate services and provide personal support in order to deter repeat

 offenses. After serving time and realizing the lack of services once released from prison, F5’s founder realized that if we as a society are unable to help break the cycle in an individual’s life that led them to crime, we will fail. If we are able to provide continued support when they leave confinement, we have a greater chance of positively impacting a former inmate’s life by leveling barriers. That benefits all of us, as well as the former offender.

F5 starts the transition journey through contact while in confinement. Through discussion, motivation, and direct relationship building, inmates are introduced to F5 members…

Commonly known as function keys on a computer keyboard, F1 through F12 may have a variety of different uses but F5 is special to us for one reason… F5 is the refresh key. No matter what data you have on your computer screen, when you hit F5 it all deletes. This is really what any person with a background wants, to start over, clean, refresh.

We help make that happen from our approach, and its also happens to be how many felonies the founder of F5 Project had when he started is journey to success. We believe this is what differentiates F5 from other companies, “we have been in their shoes” approach will always win out in any scenario.

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Contact: Brook Lyter | Owner
Work 4151 38th St SW Fargo ND 58104 United States Work #: 701.293.9400 Cell #: 701.729.9314 Member since: March 23, 2016 Website: Fargo Party Ride Website: Powerplay DJ, Inc. Website: Free Poker Network, Inc.

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Brook Lyter

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Contact: Todd Fisher | President
Work 500 40th St SW Fargo ND 58106 United States Work #: 701.282.2324 Cell #: 701.371.3347 Fax #: 701.282.2970 Member since: August 24, 2015 Website:

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Achieve Your Growth Potential With FF Fisher | Fargo INC! Business Magazine

Fisher Goes Beyond Car Sales | Fargo Forum


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FF Fisher Sales and Leasing was founded in 1988 by Fay Fisher, a seasoned leasing and finance professional from Fargo, ND.  

Who is FF Fisher Sales and Leasing?

First and foremost, we are an independent commercial leasing company. FF Fisher Leasing provides flexible financing for businesses for everything from specialized equipment and fleet vehicles, to hardware/software and soft costs such as electrical, training, and shipping.  We provide leasing to small to mid-sized businesses throughout the United States, primarily the Midwest.  Over 90% of our revenue is from our commercial leasing side of the business.

FF Fisher Sales provides quality, late model, pre-owned vehicles to the public.  If you aren’t thrilled about paying for new car depreciation, but still want a high-quality vehicle, FF Fisher Sales is the answer.  We provide only the highest quality low-mile, late-model, pre-owned cars.

With 70% of our business coming from repeat customers, we understand the importance of integrity.  Through hard work and honesty, FF Fisher continues to be a trusted name in the industry.

Whether you’re looking for a high-quality, late-model automobile, or need flexible financing solutions for your business, FF Fisher Sales and Leasing is here to help.  We love happy customers!

Company Summary:

Title:  FF Fisher Sales and Leasing

Address:  500 40th St S

City:  Fargo

State:  ND

Postal Code:  58103

Phone:  (701) 282-2324

Fax: (701) 282-2970


Awards:  18

Combined Years of Experience in Sales and Leasing:  over 400

Experts:  15

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Contact: Beau Flom | President
Work 4150 19th Ave South Suite 302 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701-566-0049 Cell #: 701-799-4899 Member since: March 19, 2019 Website:
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Contact: Kris Packer | Co-Founder
Work North Dakota United States Work #: 701.566.2652 Member since: May 21, 2019 Website:


Hi, we are Flourish! We help organizations empower employees to take control of their health and well-being. Because every employee has unique needs, we meet them where they are at on their wellness journey by building awareness and increasing access to a network of experts in health and well-being.

Flourish Wellness Ecosystem is connecting you to local wellness partners to provide personalized care and treatment you need to achieve total well-being.

Everything you need, right at your fingertips.

Our platform provides exclusive offers to local wellness providers giving you full control over your well-being. Choose from offers in Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress Management, Financial Services, Mindfulness, Self-care and more. Source providers in your area and get the latest up-to-date information on health and well-being from local professionals. Every offer is just a click away, on your computer, smart phone or mobile device.

Kris Packer, Co-Founder | Sales and Marketing Officer

Kris has resided in the Red River Valley area her entire life. She is passionate about building meaningful relationships with business leaders. Kris strives for individual excellence by seeking challenges, demonstrating high levels of expertise and showing commitment and integrity. She brings 25+ years of sales and marketing experience across a variety of industries to Flourish.

Andrew Scott, Co-Founder | Executive Officer

Troy Henne, Co-Founder | Technology Officer

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Contact: Brandon Pittenger | Partner
Work 101 South 8th Street Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.893.1000 Fax #: 701.893.1003 Member since: March 17, 2016 Website:

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Brandon Pittenger

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Contact: Kevin Johnson | President
Work 2138 West Main Avenue West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.293.7202 Fax #: 701.235.1690 Cell #: 701.238.2990 Anniversary: September 9, 2015 Website:

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39184_142831342412283_6659819_nGateway Building Systems has gained a hard earned reputation as a Design-Build General Contractor that holds experience, quality and reliability above all other considerations. When you select Gateway, you’re getting more than a contractor. You are getting a full-service Design-Building General Contractor that will create the building solution that meets your needs. By combining creative design capabilities with quality products in masonry, concrete, wood or Butler steel buildings, we create a building that works for you. Since 1961, we have been dedicated to providing uncompromised service to our clients and professional growth and fulfillment for our employees. We listen to our clients, share their values and respond to their needs. In short, we take great pride in helping our clients see their dream become a reality.

Our commitment to building solid, lasting relationships is evident in our continued success. We strive to develop relationships that are based on respect, trust and honesty. This is what we firmly believe sets us apart from other companies and what has provided us with a list of distinguished past customers today.

Our design-build construction experience has served clients in the commercial, manufacturing and industrial markets extensively. And our in-house capabilities and design-build approach insures that your budget and schedule will be realized.

Kevin Johnson

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Contact: Peter Schott | Founder
Work 1854 NDSU Research Circle N Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.269.0187 Member since: April 10, 2018 Website: Genesis Feed Tech .com


Let’s face it – your team is busy. Ingredient purchases, additives, and supplier choices are critical elements to feed efficiency and profitability. Oftentimes decisions are made without involving the right people, or without proper information. Genesis Feed Technologies exists to bring visibility into feed costs by giving your team real-time access to the right information. We bring decades of feed operations experience together with reliable software architecture that is focused on using modern mobile technology.

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Contact: Mark Giddings, C.P.A. | CEO and Founder
Work 2700 12th Ave South Suite E Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.232.7612 Fax #: 701.232.8270 Member since: August 25, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

“I believe that accounting is the international language of business. I am looking for the numbers to tell me a story and then I like to share my findings with my team and clients. The fun part is communicating that story in a way that is meaningful for them…in clear, simple language.”

Speaking to Mark is a unique experience. A quick mind and diverse interests have helped him sustain an amazing collection of relationships across the globe. More importantly, his ability to translate the details of his clients’ interests and goals always results in a solution tailored to them. Mark had the opportunity to work with some of the best-known CPAs in the upper Midwest before founding Giddings & Associates. He is also a co-founder of Mid America Consultants International and served as the company treasurer for several years.

Mark has developed a niche in sophisticated tax and business consulting. He is best known for:

  • Supporting multiple complex business deals and tax situations;
  • Focusing on the personal and business needs of farmers and multi-generational enterprises;
  • Providing keen insight for individuals with multi-state or expat tax matters — including filmmakers, entrepreneurs and entertainers;
  • Serving clients on all seven continents.

When Mark responds to a question or need, you can be sure that he’s rolled it over in his mind and viewed every angle. Ultimately, you will make the decision, but it will be well informed from Mark’s extensive knowledge and research. His goal — and the culture of Giddings — is to serve clients for a lifetime. And then earn the trust of their children and grandchildren.

A summa cum laude graduate of Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University – Moorhead), Mark is a member of the Red River Valley Estate Planning Council, the American Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants, the North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.

He is active in the Cormorant Lions Club and is serving on the Chamber Council for Cormorant Lutheran Church.

Mark also led a team to teach a course in Russia entitled “Farm Financial Management in the Free Market Society.” He has been a guest speaker at many conferences and conventions for professional groups such as the North Dakota Bar Association, the North Dakota Society of Public Accountants, the Red River Estate Planning Council, the Independent Association of Jackson Hewitt Franchisees, the National Exchange Club and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.

While his passion for Doobie Brothers music and hot air balloons is epic, Mark’s friends, family and clients love him anyway.

Mark is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota and has received the designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant from the AICPA.

Mark and Diane have made their home at Middle Cormorant Lake in Becker County, Minnesota.

Mark Giddings

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Contact: Rick Berg Founder
Work 503 7th St N #303 Fargo ND 58102 Work #: (701) 491-8119 Website:

Biographical Info

Search Hundreds of Local Fargo Jobs

Employer Sign Up

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Contact: Harlan Goerger, President
Work PO Box 10266 Fargo ND 58106 Work #: 701.373.0114 Cell #: 701.799.1972 Fax #: 701.373.0115 Member since: August 28, 2015 Website: Ask HG .com Website: CEO Solution .net Website: New Paradigm Selling .com

Biographical Info


Harlan Goerger


Harlan Goerger is founder and president of H. Goerger & Associates, dba AskHG. As a facilitator, Harlan has worked with countless companies of all sizes and industries. In the business world, he has observed the ideas and concepts that work, and also those that are not as effective. His experience gives his business solutions the ideas and cautions that not only keep risk levels low, but boost growth levels as well. Harlan’s insight does not come from textbook insight, but real life, real business experience.

Harlan has authored three books on business and sales and has created countless training and development programs for business, including the CEO Solution groups, Performance Based Management Program and the New Paradigm Selling System.

It was the desire to have a positive impact in the business community that drove him to develop the CEO Solution groups. By positively impacting the leadership capability and capacity of business owners and CEO’s, the entire organization has been impacted for the better!

On a personal note, Harlan has three grown children which all run successful business enterprises and have graced him with seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Harlan loves tinkering with custom cars and motorcycles- basically anything that goes fast.

Harlan is certified in:

  • DISC Profiles
  • InnovatorMindset Profiles
  • Persuasion Boot Camp by Dr. Kevin Hogan
  • ND/MN Insurance License 17270294
  • Former Dale Carnegie Instructor in seven programs

Operations in Fargo, ND; St. Cloud and Minneapolis, MN

the100,inc. Executive Events moderator 6.14.2017: Traction Intro and Overview

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Contact: Dave Harmon | President, MC/DJ
Work 3425 1st St E West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.541.7988 Member since: February 26, 2018 Website: Harmon Entertainment .biz


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

In the fall of 1996, I was attending NDSU and took a “social dance” class as one of my electives. In that class I learned the basics of swing, country two step, and waltz… but my favorite was swing. I would tear up any dance floor I could with friends doing all sorts of cool swing moves. In 1998, the big swing craze hit and every time I went out dancing I would get a handful of people wanting to know how I learned to dance and they asked to show them how I did certain moves. Shortly thereafter in January 1999, I started Harmon DanceWorks and taught my first swing class. I have been teaching 3 to 4 dance classes per year ever since. I had also been DJing swing events regularly and doing dance performances from 1999 until 2008.

In 2008, I got married to my lovely wife Allison and planned my own reception which included a reception dance lesson and choreographed first dance. Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding reception they had ever been to. I had been to other receptions in the past and knew I could do a better job than most DJ’s I had seen. A month after I was married Harmon DanceWorks starting booking wedding receptions and we have been growing every year since.

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Contact: Jim Howe | President
Work 15791 33rd St SE Casselton ND 58012 Work #: 701.347.4879 Cell #: 701.238.1285 Member since: November 28, 2016 Website:

Biographical Info

Seedsmen Seed Business | Farm Owner/Operator

Locations: 1

Employees: 3

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Contact: Kim Bjoralt | President/CEO
Work 1351 Page Drive suite 208 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.238.2854 Member since: May 24, 2016 Website:

Biographical Info

As s Human Resource Consultant and former health insurance executive Kim brings 30 years of sales, management and employee benefits experience to business owners and executives.

Kim brings an insightful strategic and practical implementation talent to clients that are challenged, overwhelmed and even non-compliant in the complex world of Human Resource Management.

His question-“How is your HR Model serving your business purpose and do you need to reinforce, rethink or reinvent your current approach”-has served clients around the region.

Kim is the founder and CEO of Human Resource Management Group, LLC, a human resource consulting and outsourcing firm here in Fargo.

HRMG provides all the functions usually associated with a traditional in-house human resource department.
Businesses view human resources outsourcing and consulting as a strategic tool that relieves them of human resource responsibilities and enable them to focus on what they do best. In addition to allowing you to concentrate on your core business activities, outsourcing provides some key benefits,including: skilled professionals focused on human resources, reduce and manage operating costs and improving employee relations.
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.

Specialties: Retirement Plans, Health and Welfare Benefits, Negotiating, Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategy, Sales, Managing Client Relationships, Safety Analysis


Lim Bjoralt

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Contact: Dave Nelson | President
Work 16 South 16th Street Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 888.526.1121 Cell #: 701.319.5579 Member since: August 17, 2017 Website: Knight Blog: Knight Printing Blog Website: Image

Biographical Info

Dave Nelson, co-owner, Knight Printing of Fargo and Image Printing of Bismarck ….with nearly 25 years of printing experience, he has had the opportunity to experience all aspects of printing, from production, to sales and the business operations of the company.  His experience and expertise will assure your project will be done to your satisfaction with the best business practices in the industry. 

The world of Printing has changed dramatically over the past decade.  Dave makes sure Image Printing stay up to speed with the changing trends in Digital printing, cross media marketing, and the core business of Print.

The world of printing is exciting and dynamic.  If you need a new way to bring technology and unique products to your print experience, Dave is always available to assist.

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Contact: Amber Metz | Executive Director
Work 417 Main Ave Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 7011.235.1197 Work #: 701.365.0411 Fax #: 701.235.6706 Member since: July 31, 2017 Website: lake

Biographical Info


At Lake Agassiz Development Group, we understand that a thriving economy is the cornerstone of a strong community. For more than 40 years, we’ve been backing ambitious, hard-working North Dakotans by providing a wide-range of services to spark economic development across our state. From government grants to small business loans we connect city leaders, county representatives and local entrepreneurs with the funds and financial resources they need to grow business and build strong communities

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Contact: Kristi Larkin | President
Work 3265 45th Street South Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 701.282.8180 Cell #: 701.361.7895 Fax #: 701.282.8742 Member since: September 3, 2015 Website: Laurie’s Fargo. com

Biographical Info

Kristi Larkin – Fargo born and raised, Kristi attended NDSU where she received her degree in Apparel & Textiles with a minor in Business. She worked at Laurie’s during college from 1990-1994. After college she worked at Dayton’s as an assistant buyer, then moved over to Sonnie’s as an assistant manager. She took a break from retail and worked in outside sales, but later returned to to Laurie’s to take over as owner in 2010.

Women’s clothing boutique Laurie’s moves west to new Fargo storefront

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Contact: Ron Fuhrman | President
Work 3431 4th Ave S Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.241.8504 Member since: August 18, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

Ron Fuhrman

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Contact: Jon Lowry, P.E, | Owner / Civil Engingeer
Work 1111 Westrac Drive Suite 108 Fargo ND 58103 United States Work #: 701.235.0199 Cell #: 701.793.3755 Member since: January 26, 2016 Website: Lowry Eng .com

Biographical Info



Jon Lowry, Owner / Civil Engineer

Lowry Engineering has been providing exceptional services since 2012. Our firm has the skills and drive to complete projects on time and within budget. Our teamwork of personnel allows us to complete a multitude of various types of projects and provide our clients with the best value product.

We continue to grow and offer services throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Our multi-disciplined services allow us to provide to federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private-sector clients. Dedication, teamwork, and quality are the cornerstones that have allowed us to enjoy lasting relationships with their clients and welcome all new clients with the same committed philosophy. Let us partner with you on your next project.

We have civil engineers registered in the follow states:

North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, Ohio, and Wyoming

Savannah Hahn, Administrative Assistant/Marketing
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Contact: Mark Bjerke | Owner
Work 267 34th Ave East West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 612.210.5525 Member since: April 20, 2018


Contract to manage any and/or all areas of small to large events and festivals.

Mark is a highly-successful entrepreneur and P&L operations executive involved in multiple businesses including health clubs, publishing companies, public and private events, product distribution and TV, internet and multi-media outlets. Skilled marketing management professional who conceived, promoted, produced, and managed 7 Construction Expos that featured live demo’s, training, education, entertainment as well as static displays. Seasoned marketing expert that has personally performed or managed all marketing disciplines and directed relationships in all areas of advertising and multi-media.

Past and current clients include Flatlands Country Music Festival, Scheels Arena, Lakes Jam, OTC ON ICE, JADE Presents, Productive Alternatives (Harmon’s Heart of Baseball), Twin Cities Summer Jam. MAD can help with Marketing, Sponsorship’s, VIP Experience as well a consulting on all areas of Event Management.

Key Person: Diana Hall

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Contact: Mike Graham | President
Work 471 Christianson Drive W West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.551.3240 Cell #: 320.808.7374 Member since: September 14, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

magnum-electricMagnum Electric began operations March 25, 1989 in Moorhead, Minnesota with Dick Beaton and Tom Heng at the helm. Both owners raised the bar in the industry, and wanted customers and vendors to know that “We do quality work with quality materials”.

For over 20 years, they have successfully established and expanded business operations with the philosophy that “Quality doesn’t cost, it pays”, knowing that customers have higher expectations when it comes to quality and service.

Magnum Electric’s commitment to providing quality workmanship and service has built a solid reputation that continues today, as the company’s new leadership and ownership is smoothly being transferred to Clayton Schenck, Mike Graham and Scott Fougner.

The vision continues with outstanding leadership and unparalleled dedication to service, quality products and cost controls that best serves our valued customers. We take pride in the fact that we are able to meet project deadlines and take care of our customers in a timely, friendly and professional manner.

As an experienced team of electrical professionals, Magnum Electric has many longtime employees who understand the electrical industry inside and out. It is one of the many reasons why customers choose to work with Magnum Electric time and again.

We are also committed to continued education for our employees and apprentices. We provides apprentices the opportunity to receive paid training through the Independent Electrical Contractors Association

Magnum Electric has established itself as the industry leader in providing quality workmanship in wiring, installations and design services, and relies on its strong partnership alliances with the industry’s top organizations such as Minnesota Electrical Association, Independent Electrical Contractors, Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead and Fargo-Moorhead Electrical Industry Association.

Mike Graham

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Contact: Sandra Vigen, Owner/CEO
Work 6805 Sunnyside Ct Horace ND 58047 Work #: 701.371.7889 Cell #: 701.793.6080 Member since: June 20, 2018 Website: MamaDucksCleaningService .com


We’re locally owned & operated by me… Mama Duck – also known as Sandra Vigen


I’ve always joked about being a little OCD throughout my life & now I’m going to be able to offer my neatness to homeowners, moms, business owners, professionals & builders!   I have to give credit to my husband for the name Mama Ducks Cleaning Service.   We visited Disney World four years ago, and with my planning & self nominated leader of the trip the name was born.   If I walked a foot to the left, the other 5 would follow, and it must have been fate because I also had a real duck fly out of a pond & hit me on the head.   So was it destiny calling??  🙂

I left a very successful, 10+ professional career to launch what I know will become the best cleaning company in Fargo -Moorhead area.   As a busy mom myself I understand the feeling of not having enough time to spend with family & friends because of cleaning.   I decided that I needed to open my own business, use my “OCD” to benefit my clients & free up their valuable time to spend on more important things.

I’ve always lived by the philosophy of “Being a person of Excellence”   What that means is doing things not for recognition or what’s in it for me…. Do it because it’s the right thing!   As a mom myself, I try to remind my son everyday of this philosophy.   If you help enough people get what they need, you’ll be just fine.   To me this isn’t just about the money, it’s about helping people with their time, employing and providing good wages & benefits  to my employees, building a team of cleaning technicians who love their jobs & customers.   The team I’ve built shares my philosophy of not cutting corners, following a system, and the quality is the best EVERY TIME – no exceptions.  

We offer a 100% guarantee or we will clean it again.


To get a easy, quick fast free quote take advantage of user friendly website with a built in quote tool.  Instant quotes – no waiting to hear back.  You select the service of cleaning you need.   There are other convenient options to add if you need your windows, basement cleaned & many more – Customized to fit your needs.  

If you’d like a quote over the phone give me a call.   

Each Mama Ducks cleaning visit follows the Mama Ducks Person of Excellence Standard Format.  We can also customize your cleaning service, and provide a list of standard extra services we can provide for both one time deep cleaning clients, and regularly scheduled maintenance cleaning clients. Our included house cleaning services gives you a great cleaning experience and a standardized process EVERY-TIME, but we are more than happy at creating a custom cleaning program to meet your needs. Just let us know and we will be more than glad to help you. We really are dedicated to making your life better & easier.

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Contact: Matt Lachowitzer | Owner/Founder
Work 1150 43 1/2 Street South Fargo ND 58103 Work 1234 1st Ave N Moorhead ND 56560 Work #: 701.478.3838 Work #: 218.477.0696 Member since: January 29, 2016 Website: Matts Auto Service Website: Hammer

Biographical Info

Matt Lachowitzer

Matt’s interest in the automotive industry started at his family’s farm working on anything with an engine he could get his hands on. He is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician and ASE Certified Service Advisor with over 23 years of experience in the industry. He is also a GM and Ford Master Technician and is very passionate about the automotive industry and making it better.

One of his main goals is being able to change people’s perception of the automotive industry and helping people learn that the FM area has great service centers. Matt’s passion for the automotive industry is fueled by being able to solve problems, seeing happy customers and knowing that every day is different, which keeps it fun and challenging. He’s incredibly proud of the team he has brought together and is always striving to be better.

In his limited free time, he loves to spend it with his wife, Char, children, Kalin, Ryker and Krimsyn. They like to go fishing, snowmobiling, going to the cabin, four wheeling and attending concerts!

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Photo of MetroPrairie Enhanced Wellness Benefits
Contact: Kelly Wentz | Partner
Work PO Box 7442 Fargo ND 58106 Work #: 701.232.8622 Member since: December 31, 2016 Website:

Biographical Info

MetroPrairie provides services within:

  • Wealth Preservation
  • Enhanced Wellness Benefits

Wealth Preservation
Our main goal is to put you [individuals or businesses] into position to feel secure about YOUR money by helping you obtain guarantees, market growth, tax efficiency, as well as prudent leveraging. We can show you how.”

  • 401K transfers
  • IRA transfers
  • Premium Financed Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Life Insurance combos
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • and more!

Enhanced Wellness Benefits

MetroPrairie is the agency for Attentive Health & Wellness for the Dakotas and Minnesota.

Attentive Health & Wellness

Kelly Wentz

“Our clients are not necessarily dictated by wealth or income but rather people who want to learn what is possible for their future and maximize their plans.”

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

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Contact: Lisa Bortnem-Wiser, President and General Manager
Work 55 North 3rd Street Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.241.6791 Cell #: 701.219.0404 Member since: July 18, 2018 Website: MidStates Wireless .com


Mid States Wireless specializes in two-way, digital PCS, paging, commercial radio, console and wireless broadband internet solutions, Mid States Wireless is your local, full-service wireless dealer. We have been a leader in local communication services for over 60 years, and we are committed to helping you find the right solution for all your wireless needs.

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Contact: Susan Hozak-Cardinal
Work 4040 42nd St S Suite 330 Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 701-640-3284 Member since: June 3, 2019 Website:

Biographical Info

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, Midwest Nest strives to empower and encourage readers to become more involved in our community, follow their passions, and support regional businesses.

Midwest Nest Magazine is a monthly print and online publication which features content and photography focusing on culture, entertaining and home design.

Susan Hozak-Cardinal is Midwest Nest’s publisher and owner. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a BS, and then from the University of Mary, Fargo Center, with an MBM. Hozak-Cardinal is the Marketing Director and Office Manager at Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry.

Read Midwest Nest Magazine online each month at

For advertising inquiries in Midwest Nest Magazine or on, call 701-640-3284 or email

Midwest Nest testimonials pdf

Midwest Nest Rate Card 2020 pdf



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Contact: Dan Cash | Vice-President
Work 1020 25th St S Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.297.5865 Cell #: 701.715.0119 Member since: February 12, 2018 Website: Advertise Fargo Moorhead .com


Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead’s service is grounded in three defining principles – we entertain, we inform the community and we achieve results for our advertisers. With heritage stations consisting of KFGO-AM, KOYY-FM and KVOX-FM coupled with statewide coverage on KNFL-AM and top-tier local stations KMJO-FM and KRWK-FM Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead has the premiere radio properties in the state of North Dakota.
Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead is owned and operated by a family broadcasting company with North Dakota roots, Midwest Communications. Founded in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1958 by Duke Wright, Midwest Communications has grown from a single station to over 72 radio stations across Middle America. Duke, his wife Pegge, daughter Mary-Kay and sons Michael and Jeffrey oversee daily operations of this growing, locally managed, community focused media company.
Having grown up in Lisbon, Pegge (Anderson) Wright would make frequent trips to North Dakota with Duke. These visits allowed him to hear and experience first-hand the heritage, community focus and tradition that is “The Mighty 790”, KFGO-AM.
In 2013, Duke realized his and Pegge’s dream to finally own and operate a station of such history and integrity as KFGO-AM. Thus, forming Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead, led by KFGO(790 & 94.1), KOYY-FM (Y94), KVOX-FM (Froggy 99.9), KNFL-AM (740 & 107.3 The Fan ), KRWK (101.9 JACK FM) and KMJO (104.7 DUKE-FM).
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Contact: Stu Stockmoe | President
Work 3481 University Drive South Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 701.365.0404 Cell #: 701.306.9621 Member since: April 13, 2016 Website: SaveCoin Website: Monitor Marketing

Biographical Info


Stu Stockmoe

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Contact: Sheri Larson | Executive Director
Work 200 5th St S suite 205 Moorhead MN 56560 United States Work #: 218.284.4643 Member since: May 2, 2017 Website: Mhd MBA .org


The Moorhead Business Association’s goal is to bring an identity back to Moorhead.

With you, we can do that.

What we are

The Moorhead Business Association (MBA) 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. 

Who we are

The MBA was established by a body of Moorhead business owners from diverse industries and different parts of town. From businesses in East 10, 1st Avenue, the Industrial Park and south Moorhead to owners of construction, industrial, retail and professional businesses, the MBA is a cross section of Moorhead’s economy. The MBA wishes to keep diversifying and including owners from all areas of the city. 

Why we are

Although several business associations exist in Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area, none specifically cater to the needs of Moorhead businesses. The MBA addresses these needs by providing advocacy for small business issues as well as creating opportunities where small business owners can exchange ideas and build relationships. With our skills combined and our voices united, we can sculpt and improve the climate for Moorhead businesses.

Taking a stand for Moorhead businesses is what we stand for.

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Contact: Sarah Koustrup, Chief Operating Officer
Work 1635 43rd Street S Suite 305 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.492.6104 Work #: 701.281.7107 Member since: March 6, 2019 Website:


Our Mission

National Hospitality Services (NHS, LLC) maximizes the potential of each property it manages over the near and long term. An NHS hotel is part of a collection of great properties and people uniquely capable of delivering exceptional service and business results. We foster an environment that invokes pride and loyalty amongst our stakeholders. Our financial partners can rely on NHS to meet and exceed their expectations through energized and disciplined management. Our Stakeholders are staff, customers, partners, vendors, and the communities we serve.

Our Values

National Hospitality Services and the properties it owns and manages are committed to providing our guests with an outstanding hospitality experience. This should be visible in the way we conduct business with our customers and in the way we treat each other. Our goal is to uphold these values every day.

  • We provide comprehensive management services. As a result, NHS is more than an asset management company.
  • We provide a thorough quarterly operating and financial audit that drives the belief that you must “inspect what you expect”.
  • We are focused on our financial responsibility to provide a return on investment to our investors and a stable workplace for our employees.
  • We believe that all stakeholders are integral to the success of the organization and must be involved through timely and clearly worded communications.
  • We utilize systems that facilitate training and orientation so that our employees are empowered to make decisions that benefit both the organization and the customer.
  • We select the best leaders and empower them with clear and effective standards and expectations.
  • We draw on the experience and passion of our General Managers to create an ever better management company.
  • We believe in Unique Process as a means to develop efficient and disciplined workflow and delegation.
  • We believe in Unique Ability as a means of inspiring extraordinary results from the team.
  • We cultivate a culture of service excellence and a sense of team pride among all our employees, at all levels of our business.
  • We cheer each other on by rewarding and recognizing the contributions of our employees, the hotel, the company and each other.
  • We are a team, no one individual is more important than another. We work together to address challenges.
  • We are all sales people who take pride in the property we work for and help educate others about our company.
  • We are in the people business; we treat everyone with kindness, dignity and respect.
  • We create memories; ensuring that we exceed our guest expectations during every stay.
  • We are honest in our interactions and keep our promises.
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Contact: Jared Ferguson | Business Services Specialist
Work 1655 43rd St South Suite 208 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.298.4456 Cell #: 701.715.5031 Member since: December 19, 2017 Website:

Biographical Info

Our primary mission is to assist North Dakotans with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and to assist North Dakota businesses in finding solutions to their disability-related issues.

Through this “dual client” approach, we assist individuals with permanent injuries, illness, or impairments to achieve competitive employment and increased independence. We also assist business owners and employers through full service business consultation on a variety of business and disability-related areas.

DVR and the workforce development partners work closely with employers, businesses, and organizations in all North Dakota industries.

Through the building of this business network, our public workforce development partners are able to gain important business insights to meet the workforce needs of North Dakota businesses.

Our services to businesses include:

  • Staffing help, like recruitment and retention
  • Financial Incentives
  • Accessibility and ADA Consultation
  • Disability education and awareness training

Any legally operated and registered North Dakota business, non-profit organization, or government agency is eligible for DVR services. There are no costs associated with services except for those accommodations or modifications chosen as a result of DVR recommendations.

Business Financial Incentives

Business Training and Education

Business/Employer Champions


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Contact: Paul Smith | Regional Director
Work 1854 NDSU Research Circle N #7 Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.499.5273 Cell #: 701.429.8423 Member since: May 5, 2017 Website:

Biographical Info

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Contact: Kia Mikesh | Vice-President
Work 4150 98th Ave South Fargo ND 58104 United States Work #: 701.293.7420 Member since: 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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Contact: Debra M Asp | President
Work 1725 1st Ave N Suite A Fargo ND 58102 United States Work #: 701.280.2092 Cell #: 218.280.3679 Member since: August 21, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

Debra Asp

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Photo of Nelson Window Co
Contact: Nolen Bertsch | President
Work 2921 fiechtner Dr Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.235.9097 Cell #: 701.371.4756 Member since: August 27, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

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.

A little about our history

  • Nelson Window Co. begins in in the mid 1950s as a glass and screen service company
  • Norman Bertsch arrives at the firm in the early 1960s
  • Norman purchases Nelson Window in 1968. His employees include himself, one part-time installer and one semi-retired gentleman
  • Nelson Window Co. begins its relationship with the Mon-Ray and Hayfield companies in the early 70s.
  • In 1971, Norman’s son, Nolen, joins Nelson Window Co. as an installer
  • In the 1980s Nelson Window Co. starts selling and installing commercial storefronts
  • In 1983 Norman builds the current building at 2921 Fiechtner Drive, Fargo
  • Throughout the 1990s, the commercial side of the business grows, and Nelson Window Co. develops a relationship with Milgard Window

We offer:

  • Mon-Ray storm windows
  • Hayfield windows
  • Interior steel doors
  • Mirrors
  • Glass
  • Screen replacement
  • Storefronts
  • Church windows
  • Apartment windows

Take a look at our products, contact us with any questions – and drop by our showroom anytime.

Nolan Bertsch

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Contact: Steve Tweten | President
Work PO Box 151 Buxton ND 58218 Work #: 701.847.2200 Cell #: 218.779.2040 Member since: March 23, 2017 Website: NoKota

Biographical Info

Steve Tweten | President

Carissa Olsen | Chief Operating Officer


In 1978, Malcolm Tweten and his brother-in-law Maurice Gjelsness had an innovative idea. Both farmers had been growing potatoes in the Buxton and Reynolds area for a long time, and wanted to market their own potato crop. They started to kick around the idea of a potato warehouse/washplant facility in Buxton, ND. Together with their sons Steve Tweten and Ron Gjelsness on board, NoKota Packers, Inc. began to take shape.

During our first season in the fall of 1979, we stored potatoes in a facility that was still unfinished, represented 4 local farming operations, shipped 220,000 hundred weight of potatoes and employed 18 employees. Today, we have more than doubled in size, work with 5 different growers, have the ability to ship 600,000+ hundred weight of potatoes and employ around 35 employees throughout the year.

Our packaging has also changed since we started. In the beginning we sold most of our potatoes under our own brand names, Buxton’s Best, NoKota Pride, Roughrider and Bully Brand. Once buyers saw how good our product was and the commitment we have to ship out a high quality potato, they started to approach us to pack in their private labels. Today, we pack about 85% of our potatoes under our customers’ names.


With the additions of working with more growers and shipping more potatoes we needed more storage. Our first addition was made in 1993 and there have been three other additions, in 1994, 1996 and 2011, since then. Although we have made physical changes to the storage and washplant, the concept remains the same – our potatoes are stored in a temperature and humidity controlled environment to maintain quality throughout the season.

As we grew in product and building size we also added two partners. Tim Lee, employed as Washplant Manager since 1979, became a partner and vice president in 1991. Kendall Gjelsness, Maurice Gjelsness’s son became a partner after Maurice passed away in 1993. Malcolm Tweten passed away in 2013. Steve continues as President and Head of Sales and Ron as Secretary/Treasurer and in charge of transportation and storage. Mike Moen has been our Grower Representative since 1994.

We started NoKota Packers, Inc. in 1979 as a family business and it is still a family business today. This shows in our service, work ethic and uncompromising commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. We look back with satisfaction at our decision to promote Red River Valley red potatoes and we are excited about continuing our involvement in such a dynamic industry.

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Contact: Matt Magness | Executive Director
Work 901 8th St S Concordia Moorhead MN 56560 Work #: 218.299.3036 Website: SBDC West Central Region

Biographical Info

8.11.17 coming soon

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Contact: Dana Sand | President
Work 2224 Main Ave Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.237.6525 Member since: February 20, 2018 Website: OK Tire Inc .com


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

Opened January 1960 in Fargo. Now with 9 locations.


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Contact: Patrick Metzger | Founder
Work 721 Willow Bend Dr Casselton ND 58012 United States Work #: 701.412.1710 Member since: January 6, 2020 Website:

Biographical Info

Let’s face it. Whether you’re a business owner or a busy professional, you’ll eventually end up hitting a ceiling that holds you back from growing and reaching a higher level of performance.

As a Professional EOS Implementer® and high performance coach and speaker, my mission is to partner with and support businesses and individuals in discovering and igniting their ultimate potential and highest performance. My passion is helping guide others from where they currently are to where they ultimately want to be.

Based in the Fargo, ND, area, I now help create healthy, focused leadership teams, organizations and individuals that make continual progress towards achieving everything in their vision through Professional EOS® Implementation, professional training, speaking and 1-on-1 coaching.

I take great pride in my personal core values – Relatable & Real, Open & Honest, Above & Beyond – in developing very strong and personal relationships with the clients I work with, as well as the importance of holding them to a high standard of ownership and accountability.

In taking a very holistic approach, my realistic and relatable coaching style will energize, motivate and inspire you in working toward your biggest and most aggressive goals.

Interested in the EOS Process® within your business? LEARN MORE

Interested in 1-on-1 coaching? Book a FREE online strategy call HERE

Patrick Metzger

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Contact: Todd Fuchs | Vice-President
Work 301 Sheyenne Street West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.282.0619 Anniversary: September 8, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

buckleDarcy is proud of her western North Dakota roots – growing up on the family ranch with three older brothers made her the independent businessperson that she is today. Her professionalism is tinted with a sharp sense of humor and quick wit.

Having started out in the dental field, first as a dental assistant and then became a Registered Dental Hygienist. Darcy quickly discovered that her skills lie in the business world. Using those talents, she built a temporary employment agency that specialized in dental personnel – working with dental professionals throughout North Dakota and western Minnesota for over 10 years.

Give Darcy a challenge and she will thrive – and so, she started a new and unique venture. In 1995, PAYROLL EXPRESS, INC. became the first professional employer organization (PEO) in North Dakota. Soon after, she formed Overland Payroll, Inc., an administrative services organization and HR outsourcing firm.

Ongoing education and training are the fundamentals of her success. Darcy became licensed in life and health insurance, first in North Dakota and then Minnesota. The next challenge became getting her PHR certification (Professional in Human Resources) – many large companies require this credential for executives in their HR departments.

In addition to her above certifications, Darcy is active in the West Fargo Area Chamber of Commerce – serving on the Board of Directors for 8 years. She is also active in Fargo Moorhead Human Resource Association (FMHRA), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Bowman Chamber of Commerce, and Business Network International.

Darcy lives in West Fargo with her husband Todd. They have one daughter and son-in-law and now have the delight of two grandchildren! Darcy enjoys reading and working on “projects” with Todd. One quote that sums up Darcy’s personality is by Thomas Edison, “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun”.

Todd began working at PAYROLL EXPRESS, INC. in September 2003. Darcy had decided that this “child” of hers had grown to the point where additional staff was needed. Since Todd was anxious for a change from the design/engineering industry, Darcy hired the first (only) applicant for the job!

Todd is active in the legal and legislative issues that involve the PEO industry. During the legislative session, he makes numerous trips to Bismarck allowing our clients the opportunity for direct input on issues relating to employment. Not only is Todd our government expert, he is also our authority on purchasing, collections, marketing, as well as building/grounds and IT maintenance.

Public relations and delivering the payroll packets are the favorite parts of his job – he loves to visit with our clients and employees! The personal touch of delivering payroll allows him to attend to their needs on a regular basis.

Todd Fuchs

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Contact: Kent Satrang | CEO
Work 1772 West Main Ave West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.282.3201 Cell #: 218.790.5075 Member since: December 18, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

11009100_802382669799204_1123514815063969122_nReceiving a Bachelor’s degree in business mgmt from UND and an Associates degree in business mgmt from NDSU. Kent has been in the petroleum business most of his life. He spent 3 years as the CEO of Farmers Union in Ellendale, then 12 years as the CEO of the Cenex in Drayton, then the past 18 years as the CEO of Petro Serve USA.

Petro Serve USA is a diversified cooperative founded in Moorhead in 1934. Today, with 24 locations across MN and ND Petro Serve is the Fargo area’s largest supplier of home heating, commercial and ag fuel, propane and other oils, while being the finest energy supplier specializing in 100% American made fuels.

Kent Satrang

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Contact: Miranda Burfeind, Owner
Work 3001 13th Ave S Fargo ND 58103 United StatesWork 3902 13th Ave S West Acres Mall Fargo ND 58103 United States Work #: 701.639.2523 Member since: January 18, 2019 Website: Phone-n-Fix .com


We (Carl and Miranda) moved to the area in May of 2015. We have since created a name for ourselves and our business has grown exponentially. We started with our first location in the West Acres Mall and have recently added our first brick and mortar location on 13th avenue. Our expertise in the electronics industry is backed by 24 years (between the two of us) of experience fixing anything and everything electronic. Award winning soldering, certified repair training, and extensive knowledge of the industry are among the many things that we can bring to the company. The ever-growing mobile phone industry spiked our interest, and we took the plunge!

Phone-n-Fix has become Fargo-Moorhead’s premium cell phone retail and repair destination. We carry the largest inventory of certified pre-owned devices in the area. Every phone we purchase must meet industry A standards and pass our extensive functionality test. Since this is an ever-changing industry, our staff is continuously learning the latest troubleshooting and repairing techniques to ensure our clients receive the highest quality service available.

Our vision is to have the largest selection of used phones in Fargo-Moorhead, provide the fastest turnaround for repairs, and deliver the best communication and education to customer.

Meet the Owners

Carl and Miranda’s vision is to have the largest selection of used phones in Fargo-Moorhead, provide the fastest turnaround for repairs, and deliver the best communication and education to customer.

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Contact: Tom Kading | President
Work 2975 39th St S Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 701.428.1921 Cell #: 218.790.1498 Fax #: 701.335.7817 Member since: August 27, 2015 Website: Website:

Biographical Info

Meet Tom Kading

Tom grew up in Park Rapids, MN, an area that is commonly planted with beans and potatoes. Tom grew up working a summer job on a local farm. Upon graduating from high school, he attended NDSU for a degree in Civil Engineering. Over the years Tom has participated in a number of engineering projects. He still enjoys engineering and pursues it when he has the opportunity. After graduating from NDSU, Tom decided to attended UND for a Juris Doctor degree and a Master’s degree  in Business Administration.

Kading & Wiebolt

Upon successfully passing the North Dakota Bar, Tom opened Kading & Wiebolt law firm with his fellow attorney and business partner Will Wiebolt. From the beginning the law firm focused on agricultural law, and it has continued to do so ever since. Tom has been involved in various crop insurance arbitration disputes as well as other minor litigation cases. He is very familiar with prevented plant disputes as well as the other intricacies of the common crop insurance policy. Tom is a District 45 representative in the North Dakota legislature and was elected to this position in 2014.

Tom Kading

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Contact: David Dietz | President/CEO
Work 2605 42nd St S Fargo ND 58104 United States Work #: 701.293.6905 Fax #: 701.293.0281 Member since: September 11, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

David Dietz is the CEO/President of Preference Employment Solutions. He leads with his heart and passion for his fellow employee owners. David’s success comes from his ability to recognize the value of hiring the right talent and empowering them to achieve their goals. He also knows a thing or two about the employment world as he has served here for 25 years. 

He believes strongly in a few things: his team, the book Traction by Gino Wickman, Dale Carnegie Training, a good nights sleep, the love for his family and the great outdoors. 

He also lives and breathes by our purpose statement and our core values. When anyone asks “David, how are you?” he responds “living the life I choose” with a beam on his face!  

David is a life-long learner and he is always sharpening his saw. His favorite reads are American Staffing Association articles, Good to Great by Jim Collins and all local publications. He is also active in The 100, Inc., Rotary and supports several local non-profits.  

When he is not studying and apply best practices as a servant leader for Preference, he is planting thousands of White Pine trees in Minnesota for the timberland company he founded. 


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Contact: Dean Vollmer | President
Work 51 Prairiewood Dr Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.297.7641 Cell #: 701.261.5141 Member since: August 18, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

Priority Payment Systems Great Plains | Payment Processing

Access Merchant Services Inc | ATM Sales, Service and Processing

Locations: 1

Employees: 2

Years in Business: 18

Dean Vollmer

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Contact: Paul Highness | Consultant, Partner
Work 1111 Westrac Drive Suite 100 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.298.0226 Cell #: 701.200.4444 Member since: March 13, 2017 Website:
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Contact: Anthony Molzahn | CEO
Work Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 218.391.3369 Member since: July 10, 2017 Website: Project Phoenix | Data Reborn Website: AegisFlow | the Pilot Platform

Biographical Info

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Contact: David Reid | President/Owner
Work 1 2nd St N Fargp ND 58102 United States Work #: 701.478.4000 Cell #: 701.429.0824 Member since: October 16, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

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

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Contact: Bill Erickson | President
Work 3051 25th St S suite H Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.297.7675 Cell #: 701.367.6942 Member since: September 6, 2017 Website: Rapid Refill Website: Total Imaging

Biographical Info

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Contact: Michelle Swanson, President
Work 1201 Page Drive Suite 100 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.478.7040 Member since: June 20, 2018 Website: Reliance CPAs .com


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

Ms. Swanson holds Bachelor’s of Science Degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from North Dakota State University.

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Contact: Russell J Schell | President
Work 1854 NDSU Research Circle N Fargo ND 58102 United States Work #: 701.212.4835 Cell #: 701.353.9250 Member since: June 2, 2016 Website:
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Contact: Bob Gibb | President
Work 205 40th St South Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.282.5900 Cell #: 701.361.9101 Fax #: 701.281.0819 Member since: September 2, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

Bob is a Fargo native, who graduated from Shanley High School and graduated from NDSU in 1968, majoring in business economics. Bob worked for Green Giant Co in Le Sueur MN for 4 years, before returning home to join the family business in 1972. Bob became CEO in 1987 and with his brother and the entire team, celebrated 100 years in business last year. Congratulations Bob!

Bob Gibb

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Contact: Jill Christopher | Executive Director
Work 4757 Agassiz Xing S Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 701-232-3980 Member since: October 28, 2019 Website:
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Contact: Mike Meagher | Founder and President
Work 3330 Fiechtner Drive S Suite 102 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 888-877-4651 Cell #: 701.388.0650 Member since: December 20, 2016 Website:

Biographical Info

Mike Meagher is founder and consultant at Sagency, an executive search and leadership consulting firm located in Fargo, ND. He partners with leaders to build valuable and impactful organizations where people reach their full potential.  Mike’s craft combines practical strategies and the science of human behavior and motivation to help leaders hire, engage, develop, and retain the best people.

Mike began his career as a high school social studies educator and went on to be the business administrator for a church. He is a leader with a passion for building profitable and impactful companies through high-performance cultures. He believes the most important business decisions are about people, and the strongest driver of business success is hiring and developing the right people. Mike’s work originates from the truth that employees who are provided growth opportunities, personal fulfillment, and roles that fit them well will be more engaged. This engagement leads to greater personal satisfaction, productivity, and return on human investment.

Mike enjoys reading blogs and nonfiction books, and he participates in outdoor activities with friends and his wife, Ashley and daughter, Annie. His favorite book is Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive written by his favorite author, Patrick Lencioni. Mike loves spending time mountain biking—yes, even in eastern North Dakota. He also enjoys golf, cross-country skiing, hunting, and grilling with friends and family.

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Contact: Robert Sinner | President
Work 15681 35th St SE Casselton ND 58012 Work #: 701.347.4900 Cell #: 701.361.4800 Anniversary: November 8, 2016 Website:

Biographical Info

Supplier of food quality soybeans and grains to food manufacturers globally.

Sinner Bros. & Bresnahan (SB&B) is a family-owned, large scale agribusiness producing, processing and supplying the world’s finest food grade products. Today our seven family partners manage our diverse operation from the North Dakota farm our grandfathers settled near Casselton, North Dakota nearly 105 years ago. Our 4700 acre (2000 ha) farm produces many types of crops, and we feed up to 5,000 cattle annually. While our agricultural production remains based in the rich, black profile of North Dakota’s Red River Valley, SB&B has been supplying food grade crops both domestically and internationally for over 20 years.

In 1997 we established our marketing entity, SB&B Foods, Inc. to manage the marketing and sale of an extensive line of Identity Preserved (IP), Non-GMO, and Organic products to customers worldwide. As a leader in the industry, we are committed to supplying consistent, safe and reliable food ingredients to markets around the world. read more

Other Key Personnel:

Patrick Bresnahan | Farm Mgr, Partner |

Chad Bresnahan | CFO, Partner |

Jeremy Sinner | Export Oper. Mgr, Partner |

Tom Bresnahan | Risk Mgmt, Partner |

Scott Sinner | Procurement Manager |

Todd Sinner | Vice-President, Sales


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Contact: Barry Maring | President
Work 15 Broadway N Suite 604 Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.232.4020 Cell #: 701.212.8530 Member since: December 13, 2016 Website:
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Contact: Mike Dragosavich | President and Founder
Work 15 Broadway N Suite 500 Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.478.7768 Cell #: 701.866.3907 Member since: January 20, 2016 Website: Website:

Biographical Info

1072147_452245778207976_1863084385_oMike is the Founder/CEO of Spotlight Media.  Spotlight Media is the company behind Fargo Monthly Magazine, Bison Illustrated, Design and Living Magazine, Stride, and Fargo Inc.  Mike bootstrapped the company and started as the only employee.  Now six years later the company has 20 full time employees, award winning magazines and has grown financially by at least 40 percent every year.  Mike is originally from Chicago and found his way to Fargo to play football for NDSU.  His love for the community and NDSU have been the driving force behind his success and he can’t wait to see how he can continue to collaborate with Fargo-Moorhead in the future. Mike is currently implementing Traction.

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Mike Dragosavich

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Contact: Art Rosenberg | President
Work 4650 38th Ave South Suite 140 Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 701.347.2727 Cell #: 701.219.4828 Member since: March 10, 2016 Website: Website:

Biographical Info


Art has worked for over 25 years with entrepreneurs and startups through his economic development and real estate careers. As a economic developer he has worked all over the US working with recruiting businesses, retention and expansion of the businesses.

Art owns Sunbelt of North Dakota. He also owns a real estate brokerage firm called Capital Commercial Realty Group in Fargo, ND. As a business broker, he helps people buy and sell businesses.

Art is a member of International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), National Association of Realtors, Comex of Fargo, MLS of Fargo.

Art Rosenberg

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Contact: Thomas Beadle | Business Development Manager
Work 630 1st Ave N Suite D Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.499.2147 Member since: May 17, 2019 Website: Super Studio


We are Super Studio.

With a roll-up-our-sleeves work ethic and attention to detail, we deliver graphic design and
production services that are nothing short of super.

Located in downtown Fargo, ND, Super Studio serves RR46
agencies and businesses across North America. View our work.


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Contact: Doug Johnson, CIC, AFIS | Partner
Work 158 W Beaton Drive West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.277.1710 Cell #: 701.678.4333 Member since: August 18, 2015 Website: TCI

Biographical Info


Doug Johnson, CIC, AFIS, is a crop insurance sales advisor with close to 20 years of selling experience. He has extensive knowledge of the agriculture industry, evidenced by his term on the John Deere Advisory Group whose members were described as “experienced, committed and thought-leading John Deere crop insurance agents to provide guidance on market strategies.” Doug has even been acknowledged by an FSA representative for his grasp of the industry, stating, “there are not many folks in crop insurance that have your ‘inside baseball’ knowledge.”

Doug lives in West Fargo with his wife and four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, singing, golfing, motorcycling, and time at the lake. 

About TCI Insurance

TCI Insurance is a full-service, locally owned independent insurance agency that has been providing clients protection since 1985. In mid-90s, TCI opened an office in the growing city of West Fargo, ND with a handful of employees. Over the next 10 years, two different West Fargo office locations served as TCI’s headquarters until building a new office in 2004 to accommodate the growing business.

Today, TCI Insurance has 14 employees dedicated to providing best-in-class service and continues to serve its clients from our West Fargo headquarters, along with a satellite office in Wimbledon, North Dakota.

With a long history of providing insurance coverage and loss prevention solutions to the region, our mission is a simple one: to protect our customers’ assets. We strive to provide excellent service and exceed our customers’ expectations.

As an independent agent, our long-standing relationships with major insurance carriers enable us to offer a wide variety of insurance solutions and risk management services tailored to meet your unique needs.
TCI is currently licensed in the States of North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Arizona.

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Contact: Dayna Del Val | President/CEO
Work 1104 2nd Ave. S Suite 315 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.237.6133 Cell #: 701.866.2488 Member since: May 25, 2017 Website: The Arts Partnership .net

Biographical Info

About The Arts Partnership

The Arts Partnership is a dynamic umbrella arts organization devoted to ensuring that the arts and culture in our community are being communicated about, funded, advocated for and spread across many sectors, including the business community, educational centers, government, and the general public. Representing over 150 arts nonprofits, artists and arts-related businesses in Cass and Clay counties, primarily Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo, we are truly living out our mission to cultivate the arts in our community.

Dayna Del Val, Director

Dayna has been with The Arts Partnership since 2010. She writes a monthly column on the arts for The Forum as well as maintaining an active social media presence. She is currently board President of Arts North Dakota, a state-wide arts organization, as well as being appointed to the Art and Culture Commission for the City of Fargo. Additionally, she is a professional stage and commercial actor who can be seen and heard in local, regional and national ads. She is also a freelance writer; she currently writes the reflections section in Inspired Home magazine. Dayna lives in Fargo with her Plant Cell Wall Biochemist Irish husband and their exuberant golden retriever and looks forward to when their college-aged son is home on breaks.

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Contact: Scott Thuen | Owner
Work West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.306.0677 Cell #: 701.306.0677 Member since: September 10, 2015 Website: Blog:

Biographical Info

thuenstudiosScott Thuen, an award winning visual artist, specializes in creative commercial advertising photography and design for clients across diverse industries. A North Dakota native, Scott is well versed in both location and studio photography. His passion to produce compelling imagery comes through on large or small productions, as well as when he is capturing the landscapes of North Dakota.

Thuen Design was started in 2004 and became Thuen Studios in 2012. It continues to produce award winning work year after year for creative firms and clients in the region. Thuen Studios works with clients to produce photographs, videography and designs primarily for use in the commercial advertising and promotional areas.

Scott Thuen

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Contact: Barry Gish | Owner
Work PO Box 9264 Fargo ND 58106 Work #: 701.200.4000 Member since: August 5, 2017 Website: Traction Planning

Biographical Info

Focused on Helping You in Your Business

Barry Gish, Certified EOS Implementer and owner of Traction Planning, is a proven professional in helping Leadership Teams get what they want from their organization for more than three decades.

Barry has a unique ability to understand the challenges of leadership and management and is well-acquainted with what it takes to run an organization. He has held positions with IBM and RSM McGladrey at a national level, as well as various regional firms. He has served as President and COO, Vice President of Planning and Development, Vice President of Development, Consulting Manager, and Sales Representative with industry-leading companies.

Barry has been adviser and facilitator to numerous Leadership Teams in construction, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service firms, as well as non-profit entities including colleges, tribal, and religious.

With every client, the goal is simple: to help Leadership Teams reduce frustrations, gain control, and get better results by mastering The Six Key Components™ of The EOS Process™, get what they want from their organization, and become a stronger more effective entity.

Barry is driven to excellence, committed to the highest integrity, and focused on measurable outcomes for each client. His customer relationships, built on his sound counsel and personal commitment to helping them meet their goals, has earned him their lasting trust and friendship. Barry has two married daughters, seven grandchildren and lives in Fargo, ND with his wife of 44 years.

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Contact: Cindy Tyo | Owner/Manager
Work 1700 42nd Street SW Suite 1000 Fargo ND 58103 Work #: 701.492.5000 Fax #: 701.492.5039 Cell #: 701.306.7542 Member since: November 30, 2015 Website:

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Contact: Richard Cossette | President
Work 1230 40th St SW Fargo ND 58102 Work #: 701.277.1749 Member since: October 21, 2016 Website:
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Contact: Wes Henry | CIO, Owner
Work 745 31st Ave E West Fargo ND 58078 Work #: 701.205.4506 Cell #: 701.388.3421 Member since: August 15, 2015 Website:

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Free Publicity Opportunity For You In Fargo INC! Magazine

Hello Fellow Members of The 100:

I’m excited to announce that I have an opportunity to write a series of articles and blog posts for Fargo INC! Magazine which focus on interviews with local business owners and entrepreneurs.

The purpose of the articles is to share your ideas, lessons, and insights with other business owners and entrepreneurs in the Fargo-Moorhead area. You get to tell your story, give advice to others who may be facing the same challenges you’ve already faced, and promote your business. In doing so, you’ll be also be helping other entrepreneurs and business owners in the area.

As a business owner and entrepreneur myself (I’m on my 4th business right now, True IT) I am passionate about business, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning. So I’m very excited to have the chance to help promote entrepreneurship and fellow business owners right here in our area.

I’d like to start by opening up the opportunity to members of The 100.

There’s no cost to you and it only takes about 1 hour of your time for the interview. It’s painless, really!

If you’re interested, please contact me at:

I’m looking forward to meeting you and seeing you in the Fargo INC! magazine and blog!

– Wes Henry
Partner / True IT

Key Personnel:

Zac Paulson | CEO |

Ole Gjerde | COO |


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Contact: Ben Koppelman | President
Work 416 Main St Horace ND 58047 Work #: 701.491.0665 Fax #: 701.282.2733 Member since: September 14, 2015 Website:

Biographical Info

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  • Building Contractor
  • Attended NDSU
  • West Fargo School Board, 2008-12; School Board President, 2011-12
  • Married (Julie); 2 children
  • House since 2013



Ben Koppelman

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Contact: Trent Lee, Vistage Chair
Work 6190 Martens Way South Fargo ND 58104 Work #: 701.219.4402 Member since: March 1, 2018 Website: Vistage .com


I lead Vistage CEO peer advisory groups and conduct one-to-one coaching sessions for North Dakota business executives who want to become better leaders, make better decisions, and achieve better results.

The Vistage peer advisory group brings together CEOs from non-competing industries who are serious about professional and personal growth. In the confidential group setting, we challenge assumptions in a non-judgmental manner and empower each other to move our businesses and personal lives forward. The only agenda is to foster each other’s development. It’s lonely at the top, with few people to provide unbiased advice or to hold us accountable. A Vistage group provides a safe place to ask tough questions and drive better results.
Vistage Worldwide is the world’s leading chief executive organization, with over 21,000 members in 20 countries. For more than half a century, Vistage has helped over 75,000 CEOs to grow their businesses, reach financial independence, manage stress, and achieve greater work/life balance.

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Contact: Shawn Weyer | Owner
Work Fargo ND Work #: 651.428.1901 Member since: January 29, 2016 Website:

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Shawn Weyer

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Contact: Mark Puppe | Founder
Work Fargo ND Work #: 701-540-8595 Member since: November 6, 2019 Website:

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You have something to say and you need to say it well.

Your message is important and deserves attention. It might even be the cornerstone of your life.

Problem is, sending messages does not make them matter or necessarily work in your favor. People typically work very hard to avoid them.

Wordwork responds by crafting content and strategies so you can identify with your audience rather than talk at it. Confidence replaces skepticism and devotion erases indifference because your audience knows you’re on the same page.

Audiences demand your message to be valuable, resourceful, and relevant.  Wordwork will help you win audiences in ways they want to be won.

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Contact: Rob Burke | Creative Director / CEO
Work 322 Broadway N. Fargo ND 58102 United States Work #: 701.388.4790 Member since: January 27, 2017 Website: Spin Your Story .com

Biographical Info

Rob Burke is the founder and principal cinematographer of Yarn Media, an award-winning video production company that helps organizations clarify their message through story-driven video. 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 stories that compel them to action.

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