Food Service Operators Learn About Industry Trends at 2019 Food Expo

Customers get to watch demos and try samples

FARGO, N.D. — The inside of Scheels Arena smelled quite delicious with hundreds of dishes being cooked up. Food Services of America held its 2019 Food Expo. It’s a chance for food service operators and businesses to watch demos, try samples, and learn about the latest trends in the food industry. Distributors can also expand their customer base, and it’s…

North Dakota Looking For People To Fill Thousands Of Jobs

People with Job Service North Dakota say the best way to secure a job in the area comes down to making a good first impression

FARGO N.D-Businesses here and across North Dakota are desperate to get people to fill nearly 14 thousand jobs that are open. One of the reasons for the shortfall comes from the stagnating population growth within the state. Employers are trying to compensate for that by offering higher wages to encourage people from out of state to apply for jobs. People…

Water Main Break at Moorhead CVS Floods Store, Affects Surrounding Businesses

Officers responded to motion alarms at 1:30 a.m.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A water main break at the CVS Moorhead floods the store. Police say officers responded to motion alarms around 1:30 this morning. They found water inside from a broken water main, and it was like a waterfall once the doors were opened. Cleaning crews have been at the store all day, and the water main break has…

“I AM Fargo-Moorhead” Training Helps Local Workers Showcase Community

The group of twenty went on a mini tour

FARGO, N.D. –Teaching others about the F–M area isn’t just geared towards tourists; locals in the metro are also benefiting from learning more about their community. The F–M Convention and Visitors Bureau held its “I AM Fargo–Moorhead” training, which gives local hospitality workers ideas for showcasing the area. The group of 20 went on a little tour, starting at the…

Local Businesses in the Spotlight at Chamber of Commerce’s ChamberChoice Awards

Winners were picked by a panel of independent judges

FARGO, N.D. — Local businesses are in the spotlight at the Chamber of Commerce’s ChamberChoice awards luncheon. The ceremony recognizes accomplishments in the business community. Winners are picked by a panel of independent judges, and evaluated based on growth, innovation and community involvement. Nearly 900 people were at the event, and stand–up comedian James Cunningham served as emcee. “We want to…

Businesses Put on Sled Hockey Gear for a Cause

Hope Inc. has raised over $40,000 so far

FARGO, N.D. — Employees around the metro are putting on their sled hockey gear for a cause. Hope Inc. is an organization with 20 adaptive sports and recreation programs for kids and adults with mobility challenges. They’re having a sled hockey fundraiser to support the families who use their programs to keep fees low. Over $40,000 has been raised so far….

Part of 52nd Avenue South to Close March 1st for Construction

Drivers will be detoured around the construction zone on 45th Street South or Veterans Boulevard

FARGO, N.D. — They say there’s two seasons in our region: winter and construction, and the two collide tomorrow. Construction on 52nd Avenue South will be the biggest road project many businesses and drivers in the area have had to deal with. 52nd Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from 47th Street to 53rd Street. Drivers will be detoured around…

Immigrant Development Center Helps New Americans Start Their Own Businesses

The center helps with everything from business plans to getting loans

FARGO, N.D. — The pursuit of the American dream is alive and well in Fargo–Moorhead. One organization called the Immigrant Development Center helps new Americans gain their economic footing. Its executive director, Fowzia Adde, came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1997. “I was happy. I was dancing happy. I was too excited. I love this country before I came to…

Business Leaders Gather for Second Annual “Executive Expo”

More than fifty business leaders learned about leadership skills

FARGO, N.D. — Several business executives learned new ways to guide their businesses in the right direction. The second annual “Executive Expo” gave leaders a chance to have candid conversations about developing their brands, while also learning tips about how to help their companies grow. Organizers say gathering these prominent people together helps tighten the metro’s business community. “The key to…

Fire Causes Extensive Damage in Downtown Wahpeton Building

Apartment units and businesses occupy the building

WAHPETON, N.D. — A fire in Wahpeton’s former Citizen’s Bank Building causes extensive damage. It started around 1:30 p.m. in a second story apartment unit on the 500 Block of Dakota Avenue. The building also includes several businesses and the Three Rivers Crisis Center. “We heard the upstairs smoke alarm start beeping. I looked up and I could see smoke rolling…