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Published April 06 2013

Business Digest (April 06, 2013)

Twisted Pine Brewing adds ND to delivery area

Twisted Pine Brewing Co., Boulder, Colo., is adding North Dakota to its distribution territory.

Distribution will be handled by River Cities Distribution, Fargo.

Twisted Pine has been brewing a variety of beers since 1995, including Hoppe Boy IPA, American Amber, Honey Brown, Billys Chilies, Raspberry Wheat, Espresso Stout, Hoppy Knight and Ghost Face Killah.

Starting a business topic of webinar series

The Small Business Administration is offering the free webinar series Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday from April 17 through May 22.

The series is geared toward potential business owners or those who have been in business for a year or less.

A range of subjects will be covered including business planning, forms of business organization, recordkeeping, regulations, insurance, marketing and financing. The program is available to anybody with a computer with access to the Internet.

Preregistration is encouraged; a participant guide and resource guide will be mailed.

For more information or to register, call (701) 239-5131 or send an email with your name, address and phone number to north.dakota@sba.gov with the subject line: Registration: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business.

BBB seeks nominees

for Torch Award

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is seeking nominations for its Torch Award for Ethics.

Previously called the Integrity Award, the Torch Award is given to companies that display outstanding ethics in their dealings with customers, employees, vendors and their community.

All for-profit businesses of any size, owned or operated in Minnesota or North Dakota, are eligible.

Nominations are open to the public. Companies can be nominated online by visiting thefirstbbb.

org or by sending the company name, contact name, address, phone number and email along with the nominators name and phone number to: BBB, Attn: Mackenzie Kelley, 220. S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville, MN 55337; or by faxing the information to (651) 695-2487. Company owners or employees may also nominate their own firms.

Nominated companies will receive an official entry form from the BBB. An independent panel of judges will decide the award finalists and recipients. Winners will be announced at the annual Torch Awards for Ethics ceremony in October.

The nomination deadline is May 6.

Construction trades academy set June 3-14

The Herdina Academy for Construction Trades will be June 3-14 at Minnesota State Community Technical College, Moorhead. The two-week session is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The academy, open to North Dakota and Minnesota high school students age 15 and older, allows students to earn three college credits from MSCTC that can be used for the carpentry, plumbing refrigeration, and air-conditioning or mechanical CAD programs.

Students will work with industry and education professionals to learn about occupations, tools, safety requirements and skills required for careers in the construction trades.

Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who complete the academy and plan to enroll in a construction-related field at MSCTC or the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton.

For more information or to register, call (701) 232-5846, email info@hbafm .com or visit www.hbcfm .com.

Money Matters program for youths set April 13

Money Matters, a financial literacy program for youths, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 at the North Dakota State University College of Business Richard Barry Hall, 811 2nd Ave. N., Fargo.

The free program, sponsored by NDSU and Choice Financial, is for sophomore, junior and senior high school students to learn how to manage money, monitor spending, obtain credit and protect it and the importance of saving money at an early age.

The program includes a continental breakfast and lunch, door prizes and

T-shirts.

To register, email your name and phone number to MoneyMattersFargo@

hotmail.com.

Design firm opens

Grand Forks office

Martin Mechanical Design, Fargo, has opened an office at 406 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks.

Engineers Cody Bartholomew and Josh Lunski will work in the Grand Forks location. Both graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, with mechanical engineering degrees.

Bartholomew has 11 years of experience in all phases of mechanical design and construction. Lunski has 11 years of experience and is a certified health care facility design professional.