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Dave Olson, Published March 15 2013

Trade Talk: TMI Hospitality projects near completion

Three building projects in south Fargo connected to TMI Hospitality are coming along and all are expected to be complete by this spring or early summer.

The company’s new corporate headquarters at 4850 32nd Ave. S. in the Brandt Crossing development is expected to be ready for occupancy by early June.

The three-story structure will have room for about 220 team members, which is enough space to accommodate current staff and future workers needed to support the company’s expected growth.

TMI Hospitality will lease the structure, which is being built by PACES Lodging.

In addition, a 92-room Residence Inn is scheduled to open in May at 4335 23rd Ave. S. and an 82-room Comfort Suites, at 4417 23rd Ave. S. is expected to open in June

The two hotels are among six that TMI Hospitality will be opening around the country this year.

Free tax help

If you’re looking for help preparing taxes, a number of sites have been set up around the area by North Dakota AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly, which despite its name offers free tax advice to individuals regardless of age.

Staff at the centers receive extensive training and are certified by the Internal Revenue Service.

Free tax counseling centers in the area and their hours include:

• Olivet Lutheran Church, 1330 S. University Drive, Fargo, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

• Faith Lutheran Church, 127 2nd Ave. E., West Fargo, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

• Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 14th St. S., Moorhead; open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays.

• Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.

For other tax counseling locations in the region and to find out the kinds of forms and other information you need to bring with you to a center, visit http://goo.gl/FPI7e.

Rotary roses

The Fargo-Moorhead Rotary Rose Sale kicked off this past week with a goal of selling 24,000 roses by April 24.

The annual fundraiser supports local nonprofit organizations such as the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead, YWCA Cass Clay, Rebuilding Together and TNT Kids Fitness.

Roses may be ordered online at www.RotaryRoseSale.com until April 19.

One-dozen roses can be purchased for $20.

Roses will be available for pick-up at Shotwell Floral, 4000 40th St. S., Fargo, on April 24, which is “Administrative Professional Day.”

Flowers will also be delivered free by Rotarians to locations in the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo area.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555