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Forum staff reports , Published June 28 2013

Business digest - 06/29/13

Retirement open house Sunday for O’Callaghan

An open house to honor Marilyn (Nelson) O’Callaghan and her 40-plus years of service to the education profession will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Ramada Plaza and Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo.

She is retiring from the West Fargo Public Schools, where she has been the coordinator of technology integration since 2005.

She previously was a business teacher at Enderlin (N.D.) High School, taught at the Center for Innovation in Instruction at Valley City (N.D.) State University and worked with the Teaching With Technology North Dakota Grant.

DFC Consultants earns BBB accreditation

DFC Consultants, Fargo, has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau for its positive track record, honesty, transparency and integrity and has received an A+ rating.

DFC Consultants has provided implementation and support of software solutions for its customers for more than 24 years.

Home of Economy moving to Buffalo Mall

Home of Economy, Jamestown, N.D., will relocate to the Buffalo Mall in Jamestown. The new location has 87,000 square feet of retail space and will be the largest Home of Economy in company history.

Renovation at the new site, previously occupied by Kmart, is scheduled to start Monday.

The current store will remain open during the transition, with a grand opening planned in mid-August at the new location.

Career exploration topic of workshop series

Minnesota State Community and Technical College will sponsor career exploration workshops on its four campuses during July.

The workshops are free and open to high school and college students and adults who want to explore career and education options.

All sessions are from 1 to 3 p.m. and the schedule includes:

To register, visit www.minnesota.edu/explore, or for more information call (218) 299-6618.

BodySava relocating, expanding in Moorhead

BodySava is moving Monday to the lower level of 725 Center Ave., Moorhead.

Kristi Abbott is the owner of BodySava, which was previously located within Two Turtles Acu-puncture Center, Moorhead.

BodySava offers massage therapy, reflexology, yoga, and is expanding its services to offer Reiki, intuitive healing, meditation, body wraps, Thai massage, hypnosis and various classes.

Eight new professionals will be joining BodySava, including licensed massage therapists Allison Thayer, Sarah Gerlitz-Mondry and Leah Clemenson, Melissa Lindahl with Intuitive Healing, Deb Jackson with Reiki, Therapeutic Massage by Toby Mulvihill, Bryan Ackley with Infinity Works and Amanda Nygaard with Massage Arts.

The new location will be open Monday through Sunday by appointment. For more information, visit www.bodysava.com or call (701) 541-6938.

Fargo fitness trainers offering boot camps

RAW Fitness, a new Fargo-based business specializing in personal training, has expanded its programming to include boot camps.

Jennifer Kruger, certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist, and Lori Maasjo, certified personal trainer, will lead the sessions at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and at 6 a.m. Thursdays starting July 9 and continuing through October. The first session will be at Stonebridge No. 2 Park, 3700 32nd St. S., Fargo.

For more information, call (701) 212-6164 or (701) 306-5193.

Lighting, sound system upgrades at WF schools

Rick Electric, Moorhead, is replacing existing fluorescent lighting in West Fargo High School with energy efficient T8 fluorescent and LED fixtures. A total of 3,464 new or retrofitted lights will be installed before school starts in the fall.

Rick Electric is also stalling 171 Front Row classroom amplification systems in Aurora, Eastwood, Harwood, Horace, L.E. Berger, Lodoen, Osgood, South and Westside elementary schools in West Fargo. Each system has a necklace-style microphone for the teacher and a handheld microphone for the student.

The contract price for the lighting upgrade project is $354,500 and the contract price for the Front Row project is $298,800.