Business digest (Sept. 12, 2015)

Fire department earns accredited status The Fargo Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI's voluntary self-assessment and ...

Fire department earns accredited status

The Fargo Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI's voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.

The department is one of 218 agencies to achieve the status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

The CFAI process provides an agency with an improvement model to assess their service delivery and performance internally and then works with a team of peers from other agencies to evaluate their completed self-assessment.

Electronics, bulb collection Thursday


Business electronics and fluorescent bulbs will be accepted from Clay County businesses on Thursday.

A collection at the Clay County Landfill, located 4 miles west of Hawley on U.S. Highway 10 and 2½ miles south on County Road 23, runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

From noon to 4 p.m., the Family Service Center of Clay County will hold a collection in the northwest corner of its west parking lot at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Ninth Street North, Moorhead.

Accepted items include fluorescent bulbs, broken fluorescent bulbs, ballasts containing PCBs, lamps with built in ballasts and electronics such as televisions, computer monitors, CPUs and other electronic equipment.

For more information and pricing, contact the Solid Waste Department at (218) 299-7329.

Impact Dakota to host ribbon-cutting, open house

Dakota MEP has changed its name to Impact Dakota. The name change will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Impact Dakota's office at 4141 38th St. S., Fargo.

The event will include refreshments and the opportunity to learn more about how Impact Dakota helps companies across the state improve productivity and save money.


Rejuv moves to new building, sets open house

Rejuv Medical Aesthetic Clinic has moved into a new building at 3301 45th St. S., Fargo.

An open house will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday that will include live demonstrations, tours, and door prizes.

Previously, the clinic was located at 3003 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Rejuv first opened in Fargo in 2005.

Home Builders Care offers student scholarships

Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation, the charitable organization of the Home Builders Association, will award scholarships to area high school and college students this fall.

The deadline to submit an application is 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Visit to download a form. Applicants can call (701) 232-5846 or send an email to with any questions. Students can find additional scholarships offered directly from the National Housing Endowment by visiting .


Connor participates in Habitat for Humanity trip

Thrivent Financial's Shad Connor recently returned from a Habitat for Humanity service mission in Paraguay, helping building homes for the local population. The week-long trip was part of the Thrivent Builds Worldwide program, a partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International.

Connor was one of 12 financial representatives who participated in the trip led by Thrivent Financial senior leaders. The financial representatives who went on the trip are some of the most successful in the organization and opted to attend a service mission instead of attending one of Thrivent's traditional field recognition conferences.

Connor qualified for Summit Achievement, which means he was among the top performing financial representatives in the country and is being recognized for his outstanding service to members and their families.

Customer appreciation days at truck stop

The Rothsay (Minn.) Truck Stop and Cafe will host its 12th annual customer appreciation days Wednesday through Friday.

The event will include food and drink specials, door prizes and a grand prize drawing from all registered guests during the week.

Western Investments acquires Anderson Financial


Western Investments, located at Western State Bank, West Fargo, has acquired Anderson Financial in Chandler, Ariz. Chad Anderson will join the Western Investments office in Chandler as an investments representative.

Anderson graduated from Valley City (N.D.) State University. He joins Western with many years of experience in the investments industry, including investment representative and manager of Anderson Financial.

Foundation celebrates 55 years, new location

The FM Area Foundation is celebrating its 55th anniversary and a new location.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new location will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 22, followed by an open house from 4 to 7 p.m.

Kiwanis to host Pancakes Galore and More

Moorhead Vikingland Kiwanis will host their 43rd annual Pancakes Galore and More and Silent Auction Sept. 19-20 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 14th St. S., Moorhead.

Serving times are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Vikingland members and cost $6 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6-12. There is no charge for children 5 and younger. Tickets are $6.50 for adults at the door.


Three ND events make ABA Top 100 list

The Medora (N.D.) Musical, Norsk Høstfest, Minot, N.D., and the United Tribes International Powwow in Bismarck have been selected by the American Bus Association for inclusion in its Top 100 Events in North America list for 2016.

Selected events are featured in the September/October issue of Destinations magazine and appear in print and digital avenues in the group travel trade industry.

North Dakota's KeplinFest in Belcourt was recognized as one of the "Events to Watch."

Past North Dakota events included in the list were the Dickens Village Festival in Garrison, Mandan Rodeo Days, Big Iron Farm Expo in West Fargo and the Lewis and Clark Signature Event in New Town.

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