Brent McNeal

Eide Bailly: Fargo’s Innovative Business of the Year

Eide Bailly, a Fargo-based accounting and business advisory firm, celebrated 100 years in business in 2017. The century-long journey has been marked by innovation, a necessary component of the firm’s ongoing success. In fact, innovation was just one of the reasons Eide Bailly received the ‘Business of the Year’ award from Fargo-Moorhead West Fargo Chamber…

Venturing in Downtown Fargo

Every downtown tells a story. The narrative of downtown Fargo describes a financial center where people come to work, play, live, and create. “Downtown Fargo is a place with energy, innovative minds, and a collaborative spirit. It’s full of unique characteristics and historical landmarks that give Fargo a sense of place. It’s home to some…

The Culture and Community Impact of Heat Transfer Warehouse

In 2010, Heat Transfer Warehouse was founded in Fargo, North Dakota and is today the leading wholesale online supplier of heat transfer materials. The secret of Heat Transfer Warehouse’s success goes further than the point of sale. The heartbeat of this Fargo-based company is the emphasis of core values that produce a strong workplace culture…

Xcel Energy Invests in the Unmanned Aircraft Future

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is a utility industry leader providing clean, safe, reliable energy to customers spanning eight Western and Midwestern states, including North Dakota.  In addition to providing reliable energy and reducing carbon emissions, the company is focused on ways to improve efficiencies and provide cost savings for its customers. One of the ways they’re…

10x Marketing Formula: The Book for Marketing Results

Garret Moon, CEO and co-founder of CoSchedule, is taking lessons learned in content marketing and sharing it with the world in his book, 10x Marketing Formula. The book is the culmination of CoSchedule’s strategy for success over the last 5 years. “We wrote this book because it just didn’t exist, and we needed it to…

‘Principles to Fortune’, Culture and Business Growth from North Dakota Entrepreneur

Scott Bintz is the founder of RealTruck and the author of Principles to Fortune: Crafting a Culture to Massively Grow a Business. The book was written to help everyday business owners, leaders, and employees. “The real purpose of the book was to share how running a business by principles will help it grow and is…

Northern Plains UAS Test Site is Blazing Trails in North Dakota

Nicholas Flom is the Executive Director of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Along with 6 other states, the State of North Dakota established this UAS test site in 2014 to collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “We collaborate with FAA and industry partners to develop…

Fargo-Based Start-up Offers Small Non-Profit CRM

In 2017, Matt Bitzegaio founded DonorDock, a simple donor management system for non-profits. DonorDock is the culmination of Bitzegaio’s experience in the tech industry and his passion to help the non-profit industry. “Overtime, I realized that non-profits were often ignored… I wanted to build something different and affordable that would accelerate the small non-profit,” explained…

Fargo Start-Up Provides Connection Between Makers and Community

In 2011, Unglued began as a one-time event for crafters, makers, and artists in Fargo, North Dakota. However, the first event garnered so much excitement that today Unglued has a retail storefront, annual events, and workshops. “Our first event had a line wrapped around the block during the winter… We saw if we continued to…

Makewell Inspires Midwest Makers

Ashton Hauff is the founder of Makewell, an experience-based platform for creatives and makers in the Midwest. Since 2017, the Makewell team has offered support and inspiration for the creative community in North Dakota and the region. “Makewell offers one-of-a-kind experiences for creatives and makers to connect, learn and inspire one another,” explained Hauff. The…