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Angie Wieck, Published August 31 2012

TRADE TALK: Unglued to celebrate grand opening

Unglued Market, a gift shop featuring items made by local and regional artists, will celebrate a grand opening at its new location at 408 Broadway in downtown Fargo with a number of giveaways, workshops and live music.

Swag bags will be given to the first 25 shoppers starting at 10 a.m. Thursday. Shoppers throughout the day will be eligible for another giveaway at 6 p.m., followed by music from Rob Ashe and Amanda Standalone and the Pastry Shop Girls.

Festivities will resume Friday with an all-day do-it-yourself felt flower table. Shoppers will again be eligible for a 6 p.m. giveaway, followed by music from Diane Miller.

Sept. 8 events will include Coffee with a Crafter at 10 a.m. and a Be Crafty workshop at 1 p.m. Workshop registration at www.ungluedcraftfest.com is required.

Technology conference Thursday at Holiday Inn

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce will host the “State of Technology: The Next Generation of Jobs in North Dakota” conference from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn.

Keynote addresses will be given by Doug Burgum, founder of Great Plains Software, and Google executive Jeff Davis.

The conference will also feature two panel discussions. The first, led by North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani, will identify ways to remain competitive in a technology-dependent economy.

The other, led by Appareo Systems CEO Barry Batcheller, will highlight regional business leaders who will demonstrate how these businesses use technologies to drive growth.

For more information about the conference and to register, go

online to www.fmwfchamber.com or call (218) 233-1100.

Bethany to hold groundbreaking

Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethany on 42nd expansion and construction project site.

When completed, the addition will house 38 beds of licensed skilled nursing care in a household model that provides personal care in an intimate family-style setting.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Angie Wieck at (701) 241-5501