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Craig McEwen and Tracy Frank, Published December 19 2009

Trade Talk: Dunn Bros. opens its third store in Fargo

Dunn Bros. Coffee has opened a new store at 1310 25th St. S., Fargo.

“It’s a drive through with seating inside for 30 people,” said Isaac Poku, who owns three Dunn Bros. stores in Fargo with his wife, Meghann.

The restaurant offers coffee, tea, smoothies, iced drinks, muffins, scones and other menu items. Live music will be available on Monday evenings.

“We have all sorts of beans from all over the world,” said Poku. “We get them green and roast them right here.”

The store employs 15 people full and part time. Hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday; 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ranck recognized for export program

Heather Ranck, a Fargo-based international trade specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service has been given the Director General’s Award for Innovation.

Ranck was recognized for her efforts in developing an export program benefiting U.S. agricultural equipment exporters looking for sales in the African market.

Ranck traveled to South Africa, Angola and Mozambique in May. She met with more than 140 African business contacts and generated 100 business leads.

Ranck was presented the award at U.S. Department of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Family Healthcare accreditation renewed

The Family Healthcare Center, 306 4th St. N., Fargo, has received continued accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

“We seek accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patients’ safety and quality care,” said Patricia Patron, Family Healthcare Center executive director.

The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of the Family Healthcare Center in October.

FHC has been accredited by the Joint Commission since 2003.

Readers can reach Business Editor Craig McEwen at (701) 241-5502 and business reporter Tracy Frank at (701) 241-5526