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Published September 16 2013

Business briefs (Sept. 14)

Rotary clubs to host FM Rotary Ride Sept. 21

The five Fargo-Moorhead area Rotary clubs will host the inaugural FM Rotary Ride on Sept. 21 as a fundraiser for the FM Miracle Field in Moorhead for children with special needs.

The starting point will be the Rotary Shelter at Lindenwood Park, Fargo. The 43-mile route starts at 9 a.m., with a registration fee of $20. An 11-mile route starts at 9:20 a.m., and the registration fee is $10.

After the ride, there will be a picnic at Lindenwood for a minimum $5 donation and a bike rodeo is planned to help educate youth on bike safety.

To preregister, visit www.fmmiraclefield.org or same-day registration will start at 7:30 a.m.

ND Commerce offers tech-based grants

The North Dakota Department of Commerce is offering technology-based entrepreneurship grants to grow technology-based entrepreneurship in North Dakota.

This program provides funding for programs and projects. An application for a project with an identified technology-based entrepreneur is limited up to $10,000 for the first phase and up to $14,000 for the second phase for a maximum total of $24,000. Project applications must use an entrepreneurial center to serve as a fiscal agent for the funds.

For more information visit www.commerce.nd.gov/programs/technology-based-entrepreneurship-grant-program or contact Jared Stober at (701) 328-5373 or jstober@nd.gov.

Jobless tax rates topic of seminar

The West Central Minnesota Business Development Center will sponsor a Minnesota unemployment insurance seminar from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 in Barry Auditorium in the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College.

The seminar is free and will give clear answers to questions regarding unemployment issues in the workplace. Presenters will explain how unemployment insurance tax rates are determined, how an applicant’s benefits eligibility can affect the employer, how to prevent unnecessary charges to the UI account and more.

Registration is not required but appreciated. For more information, call (218) 299-3037.

McQuillan retires after 38-year banking career

Jane McQuillan, Fargo, retired from U.S. Bank on Aug. 31 after a 38-year career. She held a variety of positions and had been through several bank acquisitions. She began her banking career as a stock transfer clerk in the trust department at Marquette National Bank, Minneapolis.

She moved to Fargo and began working for Dakota National Bank and Trust. In 1992, First Bank (now U.S. Bank) purchased Dakota National Bank, where she was a personal banker. In 1999, she moved to her current position in the mortgage broker group.

McQuillan and her husband, Mike, will continue to live in Fargo, spending time with their family.

Seminars to focus on labor law updates

Fredrikson & Byron will sponsor employment and labor law seminars for individuals working in the human resources field on Oct. 24 at the Fargo Country Club and on Oct. 25 at the Radisson Hotel, Bismarck.

The half-day seminars will feature experienced attorneys who will provide best practices for Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation, give an update on health care reform, and offer ways to effectively manage Family Medical Leave Act dilemmas and more.

For more information or to register for either seminar, visit https://www.fredlaw.com/events/employment1.html, call (612) 492-7866 or email kschuppe@fredlaw.com. Cost of registration is $40.