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Inside Business: Bobcat to celebrate its 1 millionth loader

GWINNER, N.D. – Bobcat Company will hold a formal ceremony Saturday at its facility here to celebrate the production of its millionth loader, including a production line roll-off of a Special Edition One-Millionth Bobcat loader. Employees and special guests will also be thanked and recognized.

Several public events will also be held Saturday in Gwinner, including a 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m., Bobcat factory tours from noon to 3 p.m., and festivities from 1 to 3 p.m. in Gwinner Park, including a Bobcat square dance performance at 1:30 p.m.

Bobcat Company, headquartered in West Fargo, is a leader in manufacturing and distribution of compact equipment, including skid-steer track loaders. It is a subsidiary of Doosan Infracore Bobcat Holdings.

Myriad Mobile opens Minneapolis office

FARGO – Myriad Mobile, a local mobile consultant and app developer, is expanding into Minneapolis.

The grand opening of Myriad Mobile’s newest office will be held today at 212 3rd Ave. N., Suite 390, Minneapolis. It includes a noon ribbon-cutting and open house. Co-founders Jake Joraanstad, CEO, and Ryan Raguse, president, will make remarks.

This afternoon, Joraanstad will moderate a panel for the App Strategy Workshop at CoCo Uptown, 1010 West Lake St., Suite 100, Minneapolis.

“The expansion is more than a statement of Myriad’s growth – it’s a statement of the strong relationship between Fargo and Minneapolis,” Joraanstad said in a news release.

Besides its home base in Fargo, Myriad Mobile has team members in Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas City, Denver and Los Angeles.

Livewire acquires Minn. audio production co.

FARGO – Livewire Entertainment Media Services has acquired Martinson Sound Productions, of Alexandria, Minn.

Martinson Sound Productions has provided live event audio services around Minnesota and the eastern Dakota for more than 20 years.

Livewire, which has offices in Fargo and Alexandria, specializes in the conceptual and technical design and production of live events, such as concerts, theatrical events, corporate conferences and community events, making Martinson a perfect fit for the company, said Kent Kolstad, president and technical director of Livewire.

Livewire was founded in 1999 and serves clients on a nationwide scale. It also offers audio, video and lighting consulting and installation services, mobile disc jockey services, and audio, video and lighting rental.

More information about Livewire is available at

Sandwich shops raise funds for food bank

FARGO – Six locally owned Erbert & Gerbert’s restaurants are participating in a corporatewide summer charity drive through July 25, and have chosen the Great Plains Food Bank as their partner charity.

The three Erbert & Gerbert’s in Fargo and one in Moorhead, as well as one each in Bismarck and Grand Forks, are taking part in the “give a dollar, get a dollar” promotion. For every dollar donated at the time of purchase, customers receive a dollar of “Comet Cash” that can be used during a future visit.

In 2013, the six local restaurants raised nearly $4,000, which they donated to the Great Plains Food Bank, an agency that helps fight hunger with programs around North Dakota and in Clay County, Minnesota.

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