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Published March 02 2013

Business Digest (March 02, 2013)

Olson retires from Meinecke-Johnson Co.

Dennis Olson has retired from Meinecke-Johnson Co., Fargo, after 45 years.

Olson began his construction career with the company as controller and office manager, and later served as project manager and senior vice president. He also served as secretary of the board.

Eventide joins health care improvement study

Eventide on Eighth, Moorhead, has joined the Stratis Health Acting Together to Achieve Excellence campaign designed to ensure that nursing home residents receive the highest quality of care.

The ATTAX campaign will instill quality and performance improvement practices aimed at eliminating health care-acquired conditions and improving resident satisfaction in Minnesota nursing homes.

The emphasis will be improving dementia care, and preventing pressure ulcers, falls and urinary tract infections. Successes and best practices from the group will be shared with the Minnesota nursing home community over the next few years.

The campaign is supported by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is being led by Stratis Health, Minnesotas Medicare quality improvement organization.

Aldrich C. Bloomquist lecture set March 27

The annual Aldrich C. Bloomquist Lecture will be at 7 a.m. March 27 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo. Breakfast will be served at no charge.

Featured speaker is Bill York, chief executive officer of AgriBank. He will present AgriBank: Serving Those Who Serve Rural America in These Volatile Times.

York is on the board of the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corp. and is chairman of the presidents planning committees risk management committee.

To register, email wendi.m.stachler@ndsu.edu no later than March 21.

AgCountry FCS board chairman steps down

David Johnsrud has resigned his position as chairman of the board for AgCountry Farm Credit Services due to his election to the board of directors of CHS Inc.

Johnsrud, who farms near Starbuck, Minn., was first elected to the AgCountry board in 2001 and in 2011 he was elected board chairman.

Women in Construction week starts Sunday

The Fargo-Moorhead Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction will celebrate Women in Construction Week Sunday through March 9.

The focus of the week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for the Fargo-Moorhead chapter to give back to the community.

During the week, members will be cooking a meal at the Ronald McDonald house in south Fargo, making and donating fleece blankets to Project Linus and host their monthly chapter meeting March 14 at the Holiday Inn.

For more information about the local chapter, contact Laura McKown at (701) 306-5787 or email laura.mckown@gmail.com.

North Dakota Horizons changes ownership

The Greater North Dakota Chamber, which founded North Dakota Horizons magazine in 1971, has transferred ownership of the magazine to Clearwater Communications of Bismarck, which has published the magazine for the chamber for the past 10 years.

Dana Bohn, president of Clearwater Communications, stated in a release that the magazine will continue with its mission to bring news about the states culture and events with a new emphasis on a Vittles in the Vast Lane section in every issue that highlights North Dakotas food culture and cuisine tourism.

A scenic calendar will also continue to be published.

The editor of the magazine is Andrea Winkjer Collin, who has held the position since 2003.

Pet waste cleanup service changes name

Doggie Doo Guru, a pet waste cleanup and removal company serving the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo area, has changed its name to Dog Poo Crew.

The company has been in business for seven years and recently added dog walking and pet sitting services.

For more information, visit www.dogpoocrew.com or call (701) 219-6589.