Trade Talk: Clothes Mentor resale shop open in Fargo
A Clothes Mentor franchise is open in Fargo. The women's clothing resale shop at 2551 45th St. S. in the Old Chicago strip mall pays cash immediately for clothing, shoes, jewelry and purses. Clothes Mentor buys women's sizes 0 to 26 and maternity...
A Clothes Mentor franchise is open in Fargo.
The women's clothing resale shop at 2551 45th St. S. in the Old Chicago strip mall pays cash immediately for clothing, shoes, jewelry and purses.
Clothes Mentor buys women's sizes 0 to 26 and maternity clothes sold in the past year and a half and in good shape. The shop caters to women ages 25 and older.
Clothes Mentor is based in Minnetonka, Minn. The local franchise opened for buying clothes and accessories April 27. The store will start selling products in about six weeks, said owner Christine Ilvedson of Walcott, N.D.
Ilvedson said she has had a great turnout so far of people looking to sell clothing, and the store is stocking up on "a lot of great designer products."
Nail salon to open in downtown Fargo
A new nail salon is coming to downtown Fargo.
Polished Nail Spa plans to open at 102 Broadway the first part of June.
The salon will offer manicures, pedicures and acrylic nail enhancements among other nail treatments.
Thomas T. Huynh is the owner. He also owns Regal Nails Salon, which has been in Fargo for 11 years.
Huynh said he wanted to open a nail salon downtown because of the growth the area is experiencing.
Fargo clothing store, barbershop in new digs
Trendy, urban clothing store SWAGGA and Skill Cutz Barbershop, which is co-located with SWAGGA, have moved to 2512 7th Ave. S. in Fargo.
The stores closed their 2594 Main Ave. Fargo location on April 24 and opened in the new space on May 1.
SWAGGA caters to teens and young adults looking for hip-hop fashions. It offers designer clothing and accessories for men and women.
The owners are Mbang "MB" Umanah, Will Dort and Daniel "Kwame" Omane. They opened the store in April 2009.
Dort also owns Skill Cutz barbershop, which opened in September 2008 and offers all types of haircuts and designs.
Umanah said the store and barbershop moved because they were having problems with parking and outgrew their former space.
National business group forms local chapter
Local businesswomen have formed a local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
US Bank encouraged Lisa Yoney and Jessica Hoppe, both bank employees, to become supporting members of the organization and help coordinate a steering committee to charter the local program, according to a news release.
Five local business owners became part of the steering committee. They are Shanna Cramer of Korby Imagery, Teresa Lewis of The Growth Coach, Debby Jaeger of The UPS Store, Christine Gray of Balance Your Books and Natalie Sparrow of Ultimate Image.
The name of the local chapter is NAWBO of The Greater Red River Valley. It represents communities within 45 miles of Fargo.
The first NAWBO of The Greater Red River Valley event is from 4 to 6 p.m. May 18 at Babb's Coffee House in Fargo.
For more information, visit www.nawbogrrv.org .
ND chamber sponsors health care webinar
The North Dakota Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar to teach businesses how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect them.
It will focus on what decisions employers will need to make in the next few years and the financial impact of those decisions, a news release said.
The webinar is at 9 a.m. May 20. James Gelfand, U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior manager of health policy, is the presenter. The webinar is $50 for chamber members and $75 for nonmembers. To register, go to www.ndchamber.com or call (701) 222-0929.
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