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Published February 23 2013

Business Digest (February 23, 2013)

Midwest Junk publishes junker resource guide

Midwest Junk, Fargo, has published Midwest Junk: The Junkers Guide to the Midwest which covers shops and events in 12 Midwest states.

The 107-page spiral-bound travel size directory includes listings for vintage, antique and junk stores listed by city, as well as events including junk festivals and flea markets.

Printed and digital versions are available. For more information, visit www.midwestjunk.com/market.

HBA F-M offering continuing ed class

The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead is offering a continuing education class for power-limited technicians from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 8 at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead.

The class fulfills eight hours of education requirements for Minnesota and will cover power-limited standards and codes from BICSI standard practices for communication and data wiring.

Two hours of this course are dedicated to code, with the remaining six hours covering other technical issues.

For a registration form and pricing details, visit www.hbafm.com or call (701) 232-5846. Classes are open to HBA members and non-members.

Moorhead law firm joins international society

The Oppegard Wolf & Quinton law firm in Moorhead has joined the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms.

With firms in 35 countries around the world, Primerus brings together law firms that share a commitment to providing quality service for reasonable fees, and includes more than 2,800 attorneys from nearly 200 member law firms.

ND young professionals group plans summit

Transform Tomorrow, a three-day summit hosted by the North Dakota Young Professionals Network, is scheduled May 30-June 1 in Bismarck.

The event will provide young professionals from across North Dakota with an opportunity to network and develop as professionals through a series of keynote addresses, breakout sessions with business professionals, and social and service activities. The summit is open to anyone age 21 and older.

Keynote speakers will include Stacy Dragila, a track and field pioneer who won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in womens pole vault in the 2000 Sydney games, and Minot, N.D., native Dale Brown, who led Louisiana State University to two mens basketball Final Four appearances.

Early bird registration is $99; after May 1, the fee increases to $119. For more information or to register, visit www.gpypsummit.com.

Selling to government topic of workshop

The North Dakota and Minnesota Government Procurement Fair is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 12 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo.

The event will help area manufacturers, food processors, contractors, business services and others gain information on selling to state and federal government entities.

There will be a trade show and a variety of workshops throughout the day for those new to government selling and experienced government contractors seeking to expand sales.

Government consumers from North Dakota and Minnesota will be present, including the VA Medical Center, Grand Forks Air Force Base, Corps of Engineers, state of Minnesota, state of North Dakota and others.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center experts from North Dakota and Minnesota will also be on hand. Workshops will cover how to make a business attractive to the government, how to reach federal buyers, registrations and certifications, state purchasing practices and more.

To register, visit http://mnptac.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.

action. For more information, contact Darin Perius, director of Impact PTAC, at (701) 356-2664.

Employment law training offered at seminar

The Minnesota Multi Housing Association will host an employment law seminar for those who are not human resource managers from 1 to 3 p.m. March 20 at Park View Terrance, 100 3rd St. N., Moorhead.

The seminar will provide a real life, practical overview of employment law requirements to help avoid common and potentially damaging problems in the workplace.

Registration fees are $39 for MHA members and $59 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.mmha.com or call (952) 548-2205.

FMHRA luncheon moved to Doublewood Inn

The location of the Fargo Moorhead Human Resource Association educational luncheon scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 has been changed to the Doublewood Inn, 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo.

For more information or to register, visit www. fmhra.org.

Pedigree, Ostlie partner to improve fleet safety

Pedigree Technologies, Fargo, and the Ostlie Group have declared a joint partnership, unifying multiple resources, tools and training services to aid local businesses with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration compliance.