Forum staff reports , Published May 24 2013
Business briefs - 05/25/13Employee retention topic of HR luncheon
The Fargo Moorhead Human Resource Association will host an educational luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at the Ramada Plaza Suites and Conference Center, Fargo.
The topic at this session will review techniques used to create a culture of happiness that encourages engagement and promotes employee retention. The presenter will be Dawn Kaiser of The Village Business Institute.
The event is open to the public. For more information or to register, visit www.fmhra.org.
Danielson retiring from the New Life Center
Dan Danielson is retiring at the end of May as chief executive officer of the New Life Center, 1902 3rd Ave. N., Fargo.
He’s been with the center for 35 years.
There will be an open house in his honor from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the New Life Center.
ND officials attend forum in Kazakhstan
North Dakota government and trade leaders traveled to Astana, Kaz-akhstan, earlier this month to attend an economic forum for economists and government leaders from Eurasia and around the world to discuss Kaz-akhstan’s growing economy and international trade opportunities.
North Dakota is forming business ties in Kaz-akhstan, particularly involving the export of the state’s high-quality agricultural products.
Those attending the forum included Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, North Dakota Trade Office Executive Director Dean Gorder and leaders from North Dakota State University.
Fosston clinic offers orthopedic services
Patients at Essentia Health Clinic in Fosston, Minn., can now receive orthopedic surgery services.
Three orthopedic surgeons – Dr. Bantoo Sehgal, Dr. Steven Lantz and Dr. Prasad Sawardeker – have started seeing patients in Fosston. They also have established practices at Essentia Health in Fargo.
APUC awards funding for six ND projects
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission has awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $332,065 at its quarterly meeting held May 15. The following requests were reviewed:
- Cloverdale Foods Co., Mandan, $101,000 to defray the costs associated to develop, initiate and maintain the Big Flavor Tour.
- Great Plains Processing, Fargo, $81,000 to assist Northern Plains Grain and Milling’s efforts to give North Dakota farmers additional value added options in their crop rotations.
- Black Leg Ranch/Rolling Plains Adventures, McKenzie, $21,000 to assist in the costs associated with integrating a cover crop/
- food plot area.
- Velva Development Corp., $61,000 to defray the costs of a project that will examine a potential location of a livestock auction facility.
The following projects were awarded and are pending funding upon completion of contingencies:
- NDSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Fargo, $33,800 to assist in research that will explore how the maternal nutrition during pregnancy can affect the growth and development of calves after birth.
- NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Fargo, $34,265 to defray the costs associated with a study for the production of raspberries and blackberries in the northern Great Plains.
Business transitions focus of free workshop
Eide Bailly will offer a Transitions & Transactions workshop from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fargo. There is no cost to attend.
Discussions will surround the environment for business transitions and transactions in the Upper Midwest and throughout the country.
Topics include potential exit considerations, value building and potential acquisition opportunities and strategies. There will also be discussion about selecting and working with advisers, the sales process and structure, due-diligence, and funding and financing.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (507) 386-6218.
F-M Ambulance using new hydraulic cots
F-M Ambulance Service has started using the Stryker Power-Load cot, which lifts and lowers the cot into and out of the ambulance with one touch of a button.
The cot will reduce spinal loads and the risk of back injuries due to lifting patients. The cot is able to hydraulically lift patients weighing up to 700 pounds.
F-M Ambulance plans to outfit all new ambulances with the cots in the future. Another ambulance equipped with the new cot will be delivered in June.
Bonanzaville to host training for nonprofits
Bonanzaville will host on-site training sessions on June 22 for area nonprofit organizations with sessions on grant writing and board training.
Cher Hersrud, program officer for the F-M Area Foundation, will lead the training sessions. The grant-writing session will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the board training session will run from 1 to 4 p.m.
The fees to attend are $25 for each session or $40 for both sessions. Lunch will be provided to those registered for both sessions.
To register, call (701) 282-2822 or email email@example.com.
Daryl Braham attends Realtor meetings, expo
Daryl Braham, broker/owner of Prudential Premier Real Estate, Fargo, attended the recent Realtors 2013 Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.
During the weeklong event, more than 9,000 Realtors attended meetings and visited lawmakers on Capitol Hill to address housing and private property issues.