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Forum staff reports , Published July 12 2013

Business digest - 07/13/13

StopSensor wins international award

StopSensor, a 2012 Innovate ND Idea winner, has been recognized with a Sterling Standard Award at the 2013 Canada Farm Progress Show. The award honors invention, innovation and creativity in agriculture.

StopSensor, a New Salem, N.D.-based technology company owned by Larry Mosbrucker, produces a product that increases efficiency and reduces labor when positioning trucks and equipment in agricultural and industrial environments.

Absolute Marketing relocates to Fargo

Absolute Marketing has relocated from Moorhead to 222 Broadway, Fargo.

The firm was launched in 2006 and currently offers various marketing tools including strategy, writing, Web, graphics, video and ad placement.

Owners are Brian Meckler, MacDalton Berns, Mark Huesman and Luke Petterson, and the business currently employ 16.

The business phone number is (701) 478-1111 and the website is www.absolute

mg.com.

ND ranks third in study of top business states

CNBC has ranked North Dakota as third among all states in its annual study of “America’s Top States for Business.” North Dakota ranked fifth in 2012.

The ranking scored all 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness developed with input from business groups, including the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness, as well as the states themselves.

Mojo moves to new office in Fargo

Mojo, a Fargo-based brand consulting firm, has moved to the Loretta Building at 210 Broadway, Fargo.

The business was founded in 2007 by Mark Olson, a former brand director at Great Plains Software and Microsoft Business Solutions.

Olson has more than 30 years of communications experience as a graphic designer, art director, brand director and executive communications manager.

The office phone number is (701) 371-0676 and the website is www.brandmo

jo.biz

Spectrum Aeromed aids medical transports

Spectrum Aeromed of Fargo has teamed with AMREF Flying Doctors to provide equipment for medical flights out of Nairobi, Kenya, on a King Air 200. Spectrum Aeromed provided the group with two medical stretchers, medical equipment walls and manual patient loaders at cost.

AMREF Flying Doctors provides air ambulance evacuation services in medical emergencies across East Africa, as well as air ambulance transfers between medical facilities.