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Published March 15 2014

Business briefs (March 15)

Tobias retiring from Breckenridge Library

Nanci Tobias, branch supervisor at the Breckenridge (Minn.) Public Library, is retiring on March 31. She has worked at the library since 1985.

An open house reception in her honor will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 22 at the library.

Gauslow retires from U.S. Postal Service

Bill Gauslow has retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 28 years of service.

He spent his entire career as a letter carrier at the Moorhead Post Office.

ProRehab opens fourth location in Fargo

ProRehab Physical and Occupational Therapy has opened a fourth location in Fargo at Trollwood Village, 3105 Broadway.

Mitch Wolden will be providing services at the new location. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Physical Therapy, Grand Forks, and has five years of experience as a physical therapist.

The clinic will provide full physical therapy services with an emphasis in spinal and orthopedic care. Office hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is (701) 235-4456.

ProRehab also has clinics in Fargo at Edgewood Vista, 4420 37th Ave. S., Touchmark, 1200 S. Harwood Drive, and the main office at 1711 S. Gold Drive.

Merhiy, Mitchell retiring from KPH in Kindred

Dean Merhiy and Bob Mitchell are retiring from KPH Inc., Kindred, N.D.

An open house to celebrate their retirements will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. March 27 at the KPH office at 302 Woodlawn Drive, Kindred.

Research ND awards five funding requests

The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission has awarded funding requests for five projects totaling nearly $1.3 million.

The requests funded are:

- University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in partnership with Avianax, $1 million to assist in the research, development and commercialization of novel therapeutic for parvovirus infection in puppies and dogs.

- UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, in partnership with AeroVironment, $35,466 to study the effectiveness of AeroVironment Unmanned Aerial Systems platforms for use in law enforcement.

- North Dakota State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, in partnership with Pulsar Operational Boundaries, $42,935 to verify the effectiveness of UAS-mounted sensors in field crop and livestock production management.

- UND Institute for Energy Studies, Petroleum Engineering, $100,000 to address the feasibility and market potential of using sorbent technology for the separation and storage of natural gas and lean gas as an alternative to flaring in the Bakken.

- NDSU Center for Surface Protection, $99,523 to address the feasibility and market potential of using NDSU anti-fouling coatings as a means to mitigate colonization of underwater structures, such as municipal and industrial water intake pipes, by zebra mussels.

The next deadline for Research ND and Research ND BIO applications is May 23. For more information, visit www.ResearchND.com.

Patient appreciation events set at WF clinic

The Clinic: Family Health & Sports Chiropractic will host its annual Patient Appreciation Week Monday through Friday at its new location at 1207 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo.

The week’s events include breakfast on Tuesday and Thursday, free hydrotherapy massages and snacks Wednesday and a grand reopening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

FCCU to commemorate 75 years in business

First Community Credit Union will commemorate its 75th anniversary this week with cake, refreshments, member gifts, door prizes and CD and loan specials at all of its 15 branch locations.

First known as Jamestown Farmers Union Federal Credit Union, it was founded in 1939 with 45 members. The financial cooperative today has more than 30,000 members in 12 communities and has grown to be North Dakota’s largest credit union.

Small business topic of daylong conference

The Small Business Innovations Summit will be Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fargo.

The daylong conference is a joint effort between the Red River Valley Research Corridor and U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.

The conference will focus on the challenges, opportunities and solutions related to small business policy and best practices.

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