Thai Orchid might be first of its kind in F-M

A new restaurant specializing in Thai cuisine opens Tuesday in Moorhead. The Thai Orchid, owned by David Scheer, his wife Natchaleeporn Scheer and Jirayu Suphannaku, is located at 900 1st Ave. N. "We're serving all Thai food - no buffet," David S...

A new restaurant specializing in Thai cuisine opens Tuesday in Moorhead.

The Thai Orchid, owned by David Scheer, his wife Natchaleeporn Scheer and Jirayu Suphannaku, is located at 900 1st Ave. N.

"We're serving all Thai food - no buffet," David Scheer said. "Thai food is prepared fresh for every dish served."

The Thai Orchid is believed to be the first Thai restaurant in Fargo-Moorhead, he said.

The Scheers worked in the hospitality industry in Thailand.


Suphannaku, a Thai chef, previously co-owned a restaurant in Oregon.

Two other Thai cooks come to the restaurant from Los Angeles, Scheer said.

The restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Antique Mall celebrates decade

The Moorhead Antique Mall is 10 years old.

The business is holding an anniversary sale and open house Nov. 18-20 at its current location, 2811 S. Main Ave., just off Exit 2 from Interstate 94.

The mall opened Nov. 18, 1995, in the former Holiday Mall and moved to its present site in February 2001.

In August, owners Mark and Mary Ann Nelson opened An Old Friend's Cottage, an addition to the mall offering room-ready furniture, cottage-style antiques, home decor and vendor space.


The mall has 85 vendors from Minnesota, and North and South Dakota. It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

For more information call (218) 287-1313.

Students shadow business leaders

Sixty students from area colleges will gain real-world experience at 26 Fargo-Moorhead businesses on Tuesday, during the Advertising Federation of Fargo-Moorhead's (FM AdFed) annual ProAm Day.

Each year, FM AdFed places students studying advertising, marketing, public relations, design, broadcasting, multimedia or other communication-related fields, with area professionals for a full or half day.

"This is a great way for communication students to get a taste of what it's really like to work in their chosen fields on a day-to-day basis," said Dawn Koranda, FM AdFed president. "At the same time, it allows our communication professionals to give something back to the community."

Over the years, the club has placed thousands of students from Aakers Business College, Concordia College, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Minnesota State University Moorhead and North Dakota State University with Fargo-Moorhead employers.

FM AdFed, one of 210 local affiliates of the American Advertising Federation, is open to anyone in a communication-related field.


Arc of Cass County building new store

Construction has begun on a 14,760-square-foot thrift store to be operated by Arc of Cass County.

The new store will be at 3201 43rd St. S. in Fargo and will complement the existing facility at 215 N. University Drive in Fargo.

"We're hoping to have it completed by the end of May," said Tamara Hofmann, the organization's program coordinator.

Proceeds from the thrift stores support Arc programs, advisory groups that help people with developmental disabilities and a mentor program called Arc Buddies, Hofmann said.

The Arc of Cass Clay is an organization that provides services to people with developmental disabilities.

Bringing the mall to Bethany Homes

Bethany Homes, a Fargo senior living center, will be "bringing the mall to the residents" Tuesday.

Nearly two dozen local businesses will bring their products and services to Bethany for residents to purchase holiday items.

The Fifth Annual Holiday Shopping Spree runs from 1 to 4 p.m. in the resident center at Bethany Homes, 201 S. University Drive.

Bethany will also provide gift certificate service for residents who wish to purchase gifts from businesses not represented at the shopping spree.

Volunteers will provide free gift wrapping. People interested in helping should call Emily Killoran at (701) 239-3246 or e-mail her at .

Readers can reach Business Editor Craig McEwen at (701) 241-5502 and business reporter Teri Finneman at (701) 241-5560

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