Winner: Best Sporting Goods/Outdoors Store 2017

Winner: Scheels

Location: 1551 45th Street S., Fargo; 505 Center Ave., Moorhead and 25 additional stores across the nation.


What's the best thing about your team?

"Every associate cares about our employee-owned company and the community that supports us," said Trevor Klein store leader in Fargo. "Our people are what makes SCHEELS special and we work hard to improve our team with training, demos and Expert Universities. Plus, giving back to our communities is at the center of SCHEELS culture. That makes coming to work fun."


"We work vigorously to maintain the same level of customer service and culture we had with one store as we do now with over 27 SCHEELS stores," Klein explains. "What was most important then, is still the most important: take care of the customer - that's why we're known for our great customer service."


What's new for your business?

"2017 has been another great and busy year for SCHEELS in Fargo," says Klein. "We completed a major remodel including the TREK Store of Fargo, a brand new Ginna's Café, new concept shoe shops, arcade and digital experience, just to name a few.


What sport or outdoor activity people should try?

"This winter, we recommend hitting a trail on a TREK fat tire bike. We sell them in-store, but you can also try one out at Detroit Mountain," said Klein.


Second Place: Mills Fleet Farm

Third Place: Beyond Running