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Published January 31 2014

Business briefs (Feb. 1)

BBB Focus Luncheon set Feb. 25 in Fargo

The Better Business Bureau will host a Focus Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at DFC Consultants, 1320 1st Ave. N., Fargo.

Presented by Carol Rogne, CEO of DFC Consultants, the event will focus on what a business needs to know about accounting and bookkeeping. All businesses are invited to attend.

Cost is $15-$25 per person and includes lunch. To register, visit www.thefirstbbb.org/events.


Executive Education sessions at NDSU

Distance and Continuing Education’s Executive Education program at North Dakota University is offering several sessions through May. Class titles include:

“Enhance Your Financial Intelligence,” Feb. 24; “Assertiveness for Women: Be Confident,” March 6; “Emotional Intelligence: High Level Leadership,” March 25; “Designed to Win: Strategic Focus and Alignment,” April 3; “Managing Performance for Maximum Results,” April 29; “Creativity and Innovation,” April 30; and “The Leadership Retreat: Forward Thinking,” May 6.

For more information or to register, visit www.ndsu.edu/dce/execed.


RealTruck.com named to fastest-growing list

Aftermarket pickup truck accessory e-retailer RealTruck.com was named to the annual Inc. 2013 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

The business was also selected as a runner-up by the North Dakota Young Professionals Network in its 2013 Best Place to Work awards competition.

RealTruck.com’s mobile site was also ranked the eighth fastest-growing in the world by e-commerce trade publication Internet Retailer.

To keep pace with the company’s growth, 17 full-time employees were added in the past year between its Jamestown, N.D., headquarters and Fargo satellite office.

RealTruck.com was founded by CEO Scott Bintz in the late 1990s.


Thrivent Financial moves to new location

Thrivent Financial has relocated to a new office at 3575 45th St. S., Suite 100, Fargo.

Wealth advisers at the office include Steven W. Asche and Shad Conner. Financial associates are Bruce Saum and Todd Schaffer.