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Published February 22 2014

Business briefs (Feb. 22)

SCORE, SBA seek business mentors

SCORE North Dakota and the U.S. Small Business Administration Region VIII have launched an initiative to attract volunteer mentors with business experience to expand confidential small-business counseling and training throughout North Dakota.

Since its inception in 1964, SCORE chapters have been serving the small-business community with a combination of confidential mentoring and workshops covering a wide range of business topics.

In North Dakota, SCORE has 50 members, and offices in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot serving almost 1,000 clients annually. All mentoring is done free of charge.

For more information, call (800) 544-4674 or visit www.score.org/volunteer.


Home care business enrolls with Medicaid

Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care is the first North Dakota home health agency to be approved by Medicaid to provide extended-hour private-duty nursing services.

The company is headquartered in Mandan and is the sister company to Dakota Travel Nurse, which staffs more than 80 health care facilities and employs more than 400 health care staff across the state.

For more information, visit www.dtnhomecare.com.


LRH’s Walk to Waikiki winner announced

Karen Johnson, Dent, Minn., has won a trip for two to Hawaii as part of Lake Region Healthcare’s Walk to Waikiki challenge.

LRH challenged the community to walk a collective 3,829 miles in six weeks, the distance to Waikiki. More than 500 participants walked a collective 23,584 miles between Jan. 1 and Feb. 13.

Johnson won by logging 132 miles during the six-week challenge, which was part of LRH’s Community Wellness Initiative.


Lodging Opportunity Fund buys Wyo. hotel

Lodging Opportunity Fund, a Fargo-based hotel investment company, has purchased the Clarion Inn in Gillette, Wyo. Norman Leslie is the president of LOF.

LOF assigned the management contract to National Hospitality Services of Fargo. NHS will manage a $3 million renovation of the property, which will include guest rooms, meeting space and the public areas.