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Angie Wieck, Published October 29 2012

Conlin’s donates to charities to mark 75 years in business

FARGO – In honor of 75 years in business, Conlin’s Furniture has pledged to donate $5,000 to Women’s Way of North Dakota and $5,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

According to Russ Volk, store manager of the Fargo store, the company wanted to celebrate its momentous anniversary by giving back to the community.

In addition to the corporate pledge, store employees have been selling pink bracelets with inspirational messages in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Proceeds will be donated to local Women’s Way chapters or directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Conlin’s Furniture was founded in 1937 by Ed Conlin in Williston, N.D. Over the years, stores were added in Minot, Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck and Jamestown in North Dakota; Alexandria in Minnesota; Sioux Falls and Aberdeen in South Dakota; and Billings, Great Falls, Miles City, Butte, Bozeman, Kalispell and Missoula in Montana.

The Fargo store opened in at 3411 W. Main Ave. in 1957. It relocated in 1997 to its current location at 909 45th St. S. after heavy snow damaged the store’s roof.

Volk said management feels fortunate to be doing business in North Dakota and Montana right now, because of the states’ strong economies and favorable business climates.

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