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StartupBrew to resume Feb. 2, Pop-up clothing store signs two-year lease at West Acres, and more

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Laura Caroon, cofounder and president of Ladyboss Midwest, will speak at StartupBREW Fargo Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Fargo Brewing Company.
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Welcome to the first edition of The Business Buzz, a weekly column from Forum business team members Angie Wieck, Thomas Evanella, Tammy Swift and Helmut Schmidt. In it, we plan to share quick updates to published stories, upcoming events, and other news that may not be ready for or require a full story.

If you have an event or news to share, email Forum Business Editor Angie Wieck at

StartupBREW Fargo to kick off 2022 season Feb. 2

Laura Caroon, president and cofounder of Ladyboss Midwest , and Mike Dragosavich, president and CEO of Spotlight Media , will kick off the 2022 season of StartupBREW Fargo Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Fargo Brewing Company, 610 University Drive N.

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Mike Dragosavich, president and CEO of Spotlight Media, will speak at StartupBREW Fargo Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Fargo Brewing Company.
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StartupBREW Fargo is a weekly event held Wednesday mornings for community members to explore and discuss the entrepreneurial journey.

“Coffee Club,” a time for attendees to connect over a beverage, starts at 8 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m.


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Drift Clothing Co. signs lease at West Acres

Burgeoning entrepreneur Brittani Huseth opened Drift Clothing Co . as a pop-up in the former Swanson’s Health Products space in downtown Fargo last summer, selling on-trend, affordably-priced clothing for teens, college students and 20-somethings.

Huseth, along with the help of her mom, Shawna Huseth, moved the successful pop-up into the former CJ Banks space at West Acres Shopping Center for the holidays . The Huseths decided they liked the mall so much that they wanted to set up a more established presence there.

Now they’ve signed a two-year lease and are in the process of renovating the store for a spring grand opening, Brittani says. While saws whir and workers create a new space, Brittani says they will temporarily set up shop in a vacant store nearby in the JC Penney wing.

Check out Brittani’s style and inventory @drift.clothingco on Instagram.

Brittani Huseth, owner of Drift Clothing Co., has signed a two-year lease with West Acres. She first opened her business as a pop-up in downtown Fargo last summer.
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The Supplement Warehouse now open in Fargo

The Supplement Warehouse, formerly known as Complete Nutrition, recently held a grand reopening at 4302 13th Ave. S., Suite 17, Fargo (next to Juice It). The store sells different flavored proteins, pre-workout formulas, weight loss and herbal supplements as well as specialized supplements for women.

Carolina Perez, the store’s new general manager, says the business also gives free body scans that measure weight, muscle, water and fat in the body on the InBody Scanner.


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