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Published March 16 2013

Business Digest (March 16, 2013)

Draplin Design founder to speak at luncheon

The American Advertising Federation of North Dakota monthly education meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn, Fargo.

The featured speaker will be Aaron James Draplin, founder of Draplin Design Co. He started his business in Portland, Ore., in 2004 and creates design work for companies such as Burton Snowboards, Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co. and Snowboard Magazine, among others.

Admission is free for AAF-ND members, $45 for nonmembers and $15 for nonmember students. To register, email reservations@aaf-nd.org.

Essentia hand surgeons travel to Detroit Lakes

Drs. David Beard and Prasad Sawardeker, orthopedic surgeons from Essentia Health, Fargo, now offer monthly outreach services at Essentia Health St. Marys Clinic, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Both surgeons specialize in hand and upper extremities and will work with the Detroit Lakes orthopedics team including Dr. Francis Cormier, nurse practitioner Linda Lohnes, and physician assistants Michael Bishop and Tim Meier.

Family business topic of program in Moorhead

The Prairie Family Business Association will host Discover Your Family Business Identity May 9-10 at Concordia College.

The program will feature regionally renowned business adviser Justin Anderson, known for his work in business organizational performance and sports team development. He will lead attendees through interactive exercises to hone business leadership strengths and family situational awareness.

The agenda also includes communication training, assessment of the impact of family dynamics on business performance and productivity, and balanced approaches to family roles and responsibilities at work.

This event is open to those either considering or currently involved in owning or managing a family business.

For more information, contact Beth Adamson at (605) 782.3225 or beth.adamson@usd.edu or visit www.fambus.org.

Nominees sought for senior volunteer award

The Salute to Senior Service program is seeking nominations for the North Dakota Outstanding Senior Volunteer.

Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, the winner in each state will receive $500 and one national winner will receive $5,000 to donate to the winners charities of choice.

The program recognizes volunteers age 65 and older for the contributions they make in their local communities.

To complete and submit a nomination form online, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, PO Box 285, Bellevue, Neb, 68005.

The deadline for nominations is March 31.

Parade of Homes to showcase 73 homes

The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead Spring Parade of Homes is April 27-May 5 and will showcase 73 newly constructed homes by 40 HBA of F-M builder members.

The parade is from noon to 5 p.m. on the weekends and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.

Homes on the parade are scattered throughout Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo, and cover all price ranges and options from 55 and older to first-time buyers.

The Parade of Home magazine detailing each home will be available at Hornbachers stores starting April 22. An insert with home listings will be published in The Forum on April 21.

For more information, visit www.hbafm.com, where an interactive website will be available starting April 22 that will allow consumers to browse homes, view maps and look for builders.

Free seminars offered for small businesses

Alerus Financial and the Small Business Administration will host free seminars for small businesses to strengthen skills in planning for success techniques from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks.

Those attending will also receive a free copy of The Small Business Bible by Steven D. Strauss.

To register, visit www.alerus.com/seminars.

Jamestown Clinic adds orthopedic services

Dr. Bantoo Sehgal, an orthopedic surgeon with Essentia Health, Fargo, is now also seeing patients

at the Essentia Health

Clinic in Jamestown, N.D.

He will work at the Jamestown clinic with Dr. Daniel Ostlie, an orthopedic and sports medicine physician.

Food bank accepting nominations for award

The Great Plains Food Bank, Fargo, is seeking nominations for its Agency of the Year award.

The food bank works with a network of 257 nonprofit charitable feeding programs across North Dakota and western Minnesota and one of them will be presented the annual award.

Nominations will be accepted until April 12. Nomination forms and more details can be found at www.greatplainsfoodbank.org or call (701) 232-6219.

The winner will be announced at the Great Plains Food Bank Partner Appreciation event scheduled for this spring.