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Forum staff reports , Published October 04 2013

Business digest - 10/05/13

Health care changes topic of free sessions

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota will host a series of information sessions to explain the changes and the impact of the Affordable Health Care Act on health insurance coverage, choices and costs.

All meetings are free and open to BCBSND members and non-members. The sessions are geared toward those who buy their own health insurance, are uninsured or are not offered coverage by their employer.

Two sessions per day will be offered, 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the following locations:

Pre-registration is encouraged at www.ItStartsWithBlueND.com or (800) 280-2583.

Rich Dad Education offers free workshops

Rich Dad Education will host free financial workshops at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S.

The goal of the training is to empower the average person to take control of their financial future by applying the principles Rich Dad Education founder Robert Kiyosaki outlined in his international bestseller “Rich Dad Poor Dad.”

Attendees will learn how to become smarter about money, create additional income, build long-term cash flow, and prepare for a financially secure retirement regardless of their financial condition.

Register for either of the sessions by calling (800) 473-9215 or visit http://


New gaming site for Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley and the Youth Commission will conduct charitable gaming in partnership with the American Legion at the Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo.

This will be the third gaming location for the Boys & Girls Club, which also conducts charitable gaming at Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse and Red River Lanes/Slammers, both in Fargo.

Children’s Consultation Network grand opening

The Children’s Consultation Network has opened an office at 4553 9th Ave. S., Fargo.

A grand opening event will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday that will include an inflatable house/slide, face painting, snacks, prizes and activities for young children and their caregivers. There will also be free behavioral screenings for children up to age 8.

For more information, call (701) 526-1565 or visit www.rvcscc.org.

Area banks collecting clothing items for youth

American Federal bank locations in Fargo and Moorhead are partnering with Fraser, Ltd., to collect new socks, hats and gloves for youth and young adults in need.

Donations can be made during regular banking hours at the Fargo branches at 215 5th St. S., and 1301 30th Ave. S., and at the branch at 601 Center Ave., Moorhead.

For questions about donations, contact Jan Cummings at (701) 235-9906.