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Business profile Business: Dog Poo Crew Phone: (701) 219-6589 Website: www.dogpoocrew.com
FARGO - Giving up a steady paycheck and starting a home business can be scary. Now that Julie Peterson has tasted success, she wishes she had taken the leap years ago. In 2011, when Peterson was growing tired of working in retail, her family encouraged her to turn her hobby into a career. She followed their advice and opened Old to New Wood Finishing in her garage. Her husband, Tom, helps by doing any necessary furniture repairs before she does the stripping and staining by hand. Peterson has adjusted well to being her own boss.
FARGO - Brad Bartle's favorite actuary joke goes a little like this: "What's the difference between an introvert actuary and an extrovert actuary? The introvert looks at his shoes while he's talking and the extrovert looks at the other person's shoes." The joke may not be funny to most because they do not know what an actuary does, but readers should take note.
FARGO - Wanzek Construction has been named a semifinalist for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the Department of Defense bestows upon an employer. The award recognizes employers who provide extraordinary support to their National Guard and Reserve employees. "What makes this award unique is that only a reservist or a guardsman can nominate their employer," said Beth Sherman of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve public affairs office.
FARGO - After 16 years in the Fargo-Moorhead restaurant scene, Juan and Annele Mondragon are starting to think about the next chapter of their lives. The couple own and operate two full-service restaurants - Juano's Authentic Mexican Cuisine in downtown Fargo and John Alexander's American Classics Restaurant and Martini Bar in downtown Moorhead - and three Juano's Express stores. To allow them more mobility and time for new opportunities, the Mondragons recently listed their full-service restaurants for sale. "If it happens and the right situation arises, then that's what we're hoping to do
FARGO - Sarah English likens cleaning and detailing cars to a form of feng shui. To her, it's all about cleansing and renewal. English started Sarah's Car Cleaning Service last summer at Interstate Motor Car in Fargo. She recently talked about the services she provides and her love for the work. Q. How did you get into the business? I worked in the car wash industry for a long time as a cashier. I often saw the disappointment of people who would come through. They expected to get a full detail, but most places only have like five minutes. You're not going to get much for that.
FARGO - Tired of snow and ice? Longing for the smell of soil and fresh plants? Shotwell Floral at 4000 40th St. S. is opening its greenhouse doors early to customers during the company's 125th anniversary Spring Preview on Saturday. John Shotwell, who owns the business with his wife, Annette, said it is not uncommon for people to come in and ask for permission to walk around the greenhouse. "People need it," he said. "They'll walk around a few minutes, then walk right out and leave. They needed that smell." Shotwell's great-grandfather, Alvin T.
FARGO - Julie Cahoon has had buyers interested in purchasing her business, Julie's Radio Ranch. The catch is that only she knows the true value of the business: the 33 years of experience she has working on car stereos. It all began with a stroke of bad luck back in 1977.
FARGO - When Kelly and Dave Hatlen's son, Cash, turns 1 on May 5, he will have spent 11 months of his life in the hospital. By all appearances, Cash was a healthy baby until he stopped breathing sometime the morning of June 10. He was eventually diagnosed with a condition called laryngomalacia, which in simple terms means he had a floppy airway. While many babies grow out of it, Cash's case was so severe it completely blocked his airway that morning. He has been hospitalized ever since, first at Essentia Health in Fargo and eventually at the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
FARGO - Mike Sonju did not always envision himself as a jail chaplain. As a matter of fact, being a claustrophobic afraid of public speaking, such a career seemed highly unlikely. But Sonju said God had another plan. After a battle with alcoholism, Sonju saw the light and became a licensed minister in 1998. In 2007, he left his job of 25 years as a boiler house fireman to serve as full-time chaplain at the Cass County Jail. Q. What is a typical day like? I come in mornings and usually hold Bible study. I'll also talk one on one with people.