FARGO — Customers of Gate City Bank may have noticed the teller lines moving a bit faster in recent weeks. The speedy service is thanks to new SecureID Palm Authentication technology the bank is in the midst of rolling out at its branches. But that's just one benefit. Perhaps more importantly, the new palm scanners also provide customers with enhanced account security and privacy. What is it? Gate City's new SecureID technology scans and stores each account holder's palm print.
FARGO — Erik Hatch, chairman of the United Way's 2018 fundraising campaign, broke the ice in front of a crowd of more than 650 people gathered Wednesday, Sept. 12, by showing a childhood photo.
FARGO—Owners of Modern Textiles, Connie Biselx and Roxanne Beauvais, have announced plans to close their fabric store at 17 7th St. S. Modern Textiles has been in business for six years. According to a statement released late last week, the business partners are entertaining offers from potential buyers, but plan to close the store if an agreement cannot be reached. All September classes have been cancelled and refunds are being issued.
AbbVie, a research-based biopharmaceutical company, has pledged a donation of $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities. The donation, the largest gift in RMHC's history, will be used to build family-centered spaces and more than 600 new guest sleeping rooms in at least 26 states and at 32 Ronald McDonald Houses. This will allow for approximately 230,000 additional night stays for pediatric patients and their families each year.
FARGO—The Orange Julius in the J.C. Penney wing at West Acres has closed. The location was owned by Mike Stevens, who passed away in December. The Orange Julius near the mall's food court remains open. Alissa Adams, West Acres' senior vice president of marketing and business, said that while the space is under transition that artist Brandon LaPlante will be live painting a mural there. It is expected to be complete in mid-September.
FARGO—Special Olympics North Dakota and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics with the 2018 Truck Convoy Saturday, Sept. 8. The annual fundraiser, organized by members of the Fargo trucking community and local law enforcement, aims to raise awareness and funds for athletes across the state.
MOORHEAD — Two Minnesota bar industry veterans have taken over the former Dave's Southside Tap at 803 Belsly Blvd. in Moorhead. Marissa West, a longtime manager of J.C. Chumley's and Mick's Office in Moorhead, and Cody Parr, the former owner of T.F. Boonies in Detroit Lakes, purchased the bar and restaurant July 1. They closed for just two weeks to remodel, and re-opened as Legends Sports Bar & Grill in mid-July.
FARGO—Chef's Table Catering, a catering company based in downtown Fargo, is expanding its footprint to south Fargo with a new private event space in the building formerly home to Barbacoa at 3241 42nd St. S..
FARGO—Gunderson's, a new jewelry store under construction at 5601 28th Ave. S., will be North Dakota's first authorized Rolex dealer. Breanne Demers, vice president of Gunderson's, said Rolex was instrumental in the Sioux City, Iowa-based jeweler opening a store in Fargo. Just over five years ago, Rolex asked the company to open a store in Omaha, Neb. Once it opened, Demers said they asked Gunderson's to consider a store in Fargo as well. Demers said Rolex is very protective of its brand and has always appreciated the way Gunderson's does business.
FARGO—Inc. magazine recently ranked nine North Dakota companies on its annual Inc. 5000 list, which highlights the nation's fastest-growing companies. The companies are ranked based on revenue and growth. Company name, city, industry, rank, growth percentage and revenue are as follows: • CoSchedule, Bismarck, software, 153, 2,771 percent, $4.8 million • Haga Kommer, Fargo, financial services, 333, 1,482 percent, $3.6 million • PRx Performance, Fargo, retail, 674, 742 percent, $4.1 million