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Published April 14 2012

Business Digest (April 14, 2012)

Realtor group hosting personal item drive

The Fargo Moorhead Area Association of Realtors is sponsoring its annual personal care item drive through April in the F-M area.

The drive benefits the Stepping Stones Resource Center, a service of Fraser Ltd, Fargo, which serves 14- to 22-year-olds who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless.

Suggested donations include body wash, deodorant, combs, brushes, razors, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Donations of cash will also be accepted.

For pickup or drop off information, call the FMAAR office at (701) 235-6679.

Inter-Community adding high-speed Internet

Inter-Community Telephone Co., Nome, N.D. will install fiber optic infrastructure in and around Hope, Sanborn and Tower City, all in North Dakota, in 2012 and 2013.

Business and individual customers will be able to use the high-speed Internet service by the end of 2013.

First State Bank of North Dakota worked with Inter-Community Telephone to provide loans and meet U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service criteria to make the project possible.

Public manufacturing tour slated April 21

A “Tour of Manufacturing” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 in Fergus Falls, Minn., and Wahpeton, N.D.

The tour allows the public to venture inside manufacturing sites to see how things are made and who makes them.

The event is modeled on the “Tour of Homes” concept and is free and open to the public.

Sites in Fergus Falls include Green Plains Otter Tail, Shoremaster, StoneL and Vector Windows. In Wahpeton, tours will be offered at Bobcat, ComDel, SCCO Belting and Wil-Rich.

Dress codes and age limits vary. For more information, visit www.TourofManufacturing.org.

Gateway Building opens office in Jamestown

Gateway Building Systems has opened an office in Jamestown, N.D.

The company’s main office is in West Fargo. It operates satellite offices near Elbow Lake, Minn., and in Minot, N.D.

Gateway Building Systems has been in business since 1977 and serves the agricultural construction and commercial building industries.

Doggie Doo Guru celebrates anniversary

Doggie Doo Guru is celebrating five years in business.

Based in Fargo, the business, owned by Joshua Schwark, offers a variety of dog waste cleanup and removal services, including one-time or spring cleaning, regular weekly or biweekly services, and services for apartment complexes, dog parks, etc.

For more information about the business, visit www.doggiedooguru.com or call (701) 219-6589.

Engraphix Corp. under new ownership

J. Gould LLC has purchased Engraphix Corp. and will continue to operate the business at its Fargo location, 1335 2nd Ave. N.

Established in 1984, Engraphix manufactures office and Braille signage, name badges and vinyl. It also offers laser and engraved awards, and self-inking and rubber stamps.