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Wendy Reuer, Published December 28 2012

Trade Talk: Cake & Candy World owner retiring

After more than 35 years in the bakery business, Cake & Candy World owner Nancy Anderson is hanging up her apron.

Anderson will retire the end of January, closing her shop at 1517 S. University Drive in Fargo.

Anderson said she decided last summer to retire and put the shop up for sale. She has had offers, but the current economic climate has made things difficult for would-be business owners.

“Banks just aren’t lending right now,” Anderson said.

Anderson purchased Cake & Candy World 22 years ago as a subsidiary of the Oven Door, where she worked for 13 years.

Anderson said the building lease will expire at the end of January. Closeout sales are expected to begin next week.

“Everything goes – down to the fixtures,” she said.

The Moorhead resident has family in town, and plans to remain here. But, what she’ll do with her retirement time she hasn’t yet decided, she said.

Cake & Candy World will remain open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

New captions at theaters

Century 10 and West Acres Cinema in Fargo now feature CaptiView captioning.

The CaptiView system consists of a small, Organic Light Emitting Diode display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The device receives encrypted closed captions on a wireless band frequency.

Each theater now has 10 CaptiViews.

Moviegoers can request the device from the theater’s guest services counter.

Flint Group spreads holiday kindness

At the beginning of December, Flint Communications asked employees to anonymously do a good deed this holiday season as part of its annual Flint It Forward program, according to Sadie Rudolph of Flint.

Staff performed kind deeds such as paying for elementary students’ milk for the remainder of the school year; they signed up for the National Marrow Donor Program; or donated blankets, toiletry items and clothes to homeless shelters.

Dec. 14, the Flint Group invited clients and friends to join in on the fun, Rudolph said in an email to The Forum.

Participants were told to snap a photo of the good deed and post it on Flint Group social spaces such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more, log on to www.facebook.com/FlintGroup or www.twitter.


Nominations open for Global Business Awards

Nominations currently are being accepted by the North Dakota Trade Office for the 2012 North Dakota Exporter of the Year Award and the North Dakota Service to Exporters Award.

The awards go to businesses that have made significant advancements in the international marketplace.

The Exporter of the Year and Service to Exporters Awards will be presented during the 2013 Global Business Connections Conference on Feb. 19 in Bismarck.

More information can be found online at ndto.com.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Wendy Reuer at (701) 241-5530