Business Digest (July 30, 2011)
Entrepreneur boot camp Aug. 30 in Detroit Lakes The Business and Entrepreneurial Services Department at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes, Minn., will host an entrepreneur boot camp from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 ...
Entrepreneur boot camp Aug. 30 in Detroit Lakes
The Business and Entrepreneurial Services Department at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes, Minn., will host an entrepreneur boot camp from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the M State Conference Center in Detroit Lakes.
Break-out sessions will be offered covering basic business topics and skills from members of the community who are qualified, trained and experienced in leadership, mentoring and training.
Cost is $99 per person and includes lunch and materials. For more information or to register, call (218) 844-5420, email email@example.com or visit www.BESMState.com .
APUC awards grants for seven ND projects
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission has awarded funding requests for seven projects totaling $340,717 at its quarterly meeting held July 21.
APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce which administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products.
The following requests were funded:
- Crunchfuls, Mountain View, Calif., $65,000 to defray the costs of travel expenses and snack bar development utilizing North Dakota-grown dry beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas.
- Dakota Sun Gardens, Carrington, $10,500 to help defray the costs for additional marketing for the gardens and winery in Carrington.
- Heimbuch Potatoes, Cogswell, $46,400 for advanced promotion of an additional product line including various colors of potatoes and red and yellow onions.
- North Dakota Trade Office, Fargo, $42,500 to assist in the expansion of trade mission programs by defraying the costs of additional databases for market research. Funds will also be used to purchase headsets for multilingual translation when attending trade missions.
- Beach Pulses, Beach, $75,000 to assist in the development and implementation of a marketing plan to promote North Dakota-based pulse crops in multi-regional markets. Funding will also assist in potentially acquiring a presence in the domestic market that is concentrated with imported value-added pulses.
- West Dakota Feed and Seed, Ross, $40,000 to assist in developing relationships with potential canary seed buyers.
- North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, Fargo $61,317 to assist in defraying the cost of hiring a research scientist to conduct a life cycle analysis of greenhouse emissions from energy beet biofuel.
APUC will hold its next grant application hearing Nov. 17 in Valley City. Applications for the November meeting must be received by Oct. 1. Prototype and technical assistance grants must be received by Sept. 1.
Emerson, Thielbar new owners of Sunset Lanes
Mike Emerson and Lonnie Thielbar are the new owner operators of Sunset Lanes, 620 Highway 75 N., Moorhead.
Emerson was the lanes manager at The Bowler in Fargo for 27 years and has 34 years of experience in the bowling industry.
Thielbar has worked for Sunset Lanes for the past 27 years.
Retired Navy admiral to speak at Chamber event
Retired Navy Admiral Bill Owens, a North Dakota native and former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will discuss "America's Role in the New World" during a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9 hosted by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fargo.
Owens was appointed vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by President Bill Clinton in 1994. From 1991 to 1993, he served as deputy chief of Naval Operations for Resource, Warfare Requirements and Assessments. In 1990 and 1991, Owens served as commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq.
He currently serves as chairman of AEA Investors ASIA in Hong Kong. He has founded four technology companies and has served on the board of directors for over 20 public companies.
Cost to attend the luncheon is $25 for Chamber members and $45 for general admission.
To register or for more information, visit www.fmwfchamber.com or call (218) 233-1100.