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Forum staff reports , Published July 19 2013

Business digest - 07/20/13

Flint Group to host marketing tech summit

The Flint Group, Fargo, will host the Marketing Technology Summit from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Microsoft Executive Briefing Center in Fargo.

A panel of area business owners and other speakers will offer information on how businesses can build, nurture and grow their customer base, and how to leverage information in a database to empower sales and marketing teams.

The event is free to area businesses, but registration is required. Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

To register, visit http://marketingtechnologysummit.com/

Home Builders Care charity ride set Aug. 17

The annual Home Builders Care Charity Ride will be Aug. 17.

The first registration point will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead office, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Registration will also be available at noon at E.L. Peterson Park, Pelican Rapids, Minn.

Motorcycles, classic cars, hot rods, street rods and cruisers can participate in the ride. Proceeds benefit the Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation, the charitable arm of the HBA of F-M.

For more information or to register, call (701) 232-5846 or visit www.


US Bank to host ‘Joes for GIs’ Aug. 8

U.S. Bank will host its annual “Joes for GIs” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the U.S. Bank Plaza in downtown Fargo and on the lawn at the U.S. Bank Service Center at 43rd Street and 15th Avenue South in Fargo.

Bank employees will serve sloppy Joes, chips, sodas and cookies for $5. The event raises funds for the bank’s Operation Salute to Our Service Members program, which provides funding for organizations that support military families throughout North Dakota. The event will also feature a color guard presentation, the national anthem and Missing Man Ceremony.

Pre-orders are being accepted through Aug. 7 and can be placed by calling (701) 280-3500.

Erbert and Gerbert’s hosting charity event

Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Great Plains Food Bank through Aug. 11.

At shops in Fargo, Moorhead, Grand Forks and Bismarck, customers can donate a dollar to the food bank at the time of their meal purchase. For every dollar donated, customers receive a dollar in Comet Cash to use on their next visit to Erbert and Gerbert’s.

Kelly retires from Fargo Housing Authority

Deborah Kelly, Section 8 program manager with the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority, has retired after 10 years of service.

She joined the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority after 10 years with the Cass County Housing Authority, where she was a Section 8 program manager.

Healthy Ears, Healthy Eyes screenings offered

The 7-Day Clinic at 1100 19th Ave. N., Fargo, is offering free Healthy Ears, Healthy Eyes screenings for preschoolers.

The screenings can be scheduled between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday in August. Screenings take about 15 minutes.

To schedule online, visit www.7dayclinic.net/index.html. For more information, call (701) 356-1150.

APUC to review 10 funding requests

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission is reviewing funding requests for 10 projects.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products.

The requests include:

Essentia expands pain management services

Laura Bergs, a nurse practitioner in the pain management department at Essentia Health, Fargo, is now seeing patients at Essentia Health clinics in Jamestown, N.D., and Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids, Minn.

She cares for patients with chronic pain conditions and helps to improve how patients function day-to-day.

She received her nursing degree from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

Verizon 4G expands along ND highways

Verizon Wireless customers now have greater access to the company’s 4G network in more rural communities and across major highways in North Dakota with the recent expansions of the company’s broadband data network.

Interstate 94 now has continuous 4G LTE network coverage from Dickinson to Fargo including Bismarck, Jamestown and Valley City.

U.S. Highway 2 now has coverage from Williston to Grand Forks including Devils Lake, Minot and Stanley, and Interstate 29 has expanded coverage from Drayton to the South Dakota border including Grand Forks, Hillsboro, Fargo and Wahpeton.

New community coverage includes Gwinner and increased coverage in the Devils Lake area.

Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE network in the Fargo-Moorhead area in 2011. The company will continue to upgrade its existing 3G network in all areas of North Dakota to 4G LTE in 2013.