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Inside Business: Myriad Mobile moving to downtown Fargo

Fargo - Myriad Mobile is moving.

The Fargo-based developer of mobile apps has for a while been working out of leased space in a building near Hector International Airport.

However, heeding the siren call of downtown Fargo, Myriad Mobile is making a new home for itself on the third floor of the KRJ Building, 503 7th St. N.

The company, which has about 50 team members in Fargo, expects to complete the move by the end of September.

Tech conference 2014

Doug Burgum will give the keynote address at the 2014 State of Technology Conference on Wednesday in Fargo.

The annual business technology event is hosted by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce. The event at the Fargo Theatre highlights technological innovations in the state’s key industries and helps businesses find ways to use technology.

Other speakers include Gary Inman, board president for the Information Technology Council of North Dakota; Shane Waslaski, president and CEO, Intelligent InSites; Tristan Pollock, founder of Storefront; and Jean Maaske, chief operating officer of Zing Dinner in a Dash.

Panel discussions are planned about digital and mobile imaging, health care operations intelligence, online marketing, location-based mobile technology and mobile ordering services. The event will also feature an award ceremony for the Information Technology Council of North Dakota.

For more information or to register, call (218) 233-1100.

‘Best Places to Work’

The September issue of Prairie Business magazine features the magazine’s list of the 50 Best Places to Work in the Northern Plains.

It’s the first time the publication has presented its own workplace rankings.

The top 25 large employers include:

Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc., Applied Engineering Inc., AVI Systems, Bartlett & West, Bilfinger Westcon Inc., BNC National Bank, Border States Electric, Dakota Supply Group, Eide Bailly, Fisher Industries, First International Bank & Trust, Gate City Bank, Houston Engineering, Integrity Windows and Doors, Intelligent InSites Inc., KLJ; Marco Inc., National Information Solutions Cooperative, North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co., Northern Contours, QBE NAU, Schuneman Equipment Co., Vogel Law Firm, WCCO Belting Co. and 3M.

The top 25 small companies are:

Ackerman-Estvold, All-Terrain Grounds Maintenance Inc., Bismarck Aero Center, Click Rain Inc., Dawson Insurance Agency, DFC Consultants Inc., Flint Communications, High Point Networks LLC, Hotel Donaldson, H2M, Integrity Viking Funds, JLG Architects, Kilbourne Group, Lawrence & Schiller, Myriad Mobile, NetWork Center Inc., Nexus Innovations Inc., Preference Personnel, Posi Lock Puller Inc., RealTruck.com, Spectrum Aeromed, Steamatic of the Red River Valley, Sterling Carpet One, Stoneridge Software and Summit Group Software Inc.

Simply Mac to open

Simply Mac, the nation’s largest Apple retail and service provider, will open its first North Dakota location in Fargo on Aug. 30.

The grand opening will start at 10 a.m. that day at the store located in the West Acres mall.

Steve Bain, Simply Mac’s president, said the company is excited to bring Apple products “closer to the people of Fargo.”

At the new store, customers will be able to purchase Apple computers, iPods, iPads and iPhones, and trade in their old products for credit.

They will also be able to buy pre-owned Apple computers and iPads.

Readers can reach Forum reporter

Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555

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