Business

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…

"Happy Employees! Happy Customers!" are the bedrock of Bell Bank's success

Over a more than 50-year history, Bell Bank has developed from a single Fargo location to a powerhouse of independent banking, doing business in every state. The company is now the largest independently owned bank in the upper Midwest. Richrd Solberg, president of Bell Bank, presented on October 24th as part of 1 Million Cups…

Creativity and quality are calling cards of Fargo-based sporting goods giant Scheels

Fargoans new and old likely know Scheels as the enormous sporting goods emporium on 45th Street, so it may surprise many to learn the retail giant began life with the modest windfall of a year’s potato harvest. It all started 116 years ago, when Frederick Scheel bought what his great-grandson Steve D. Scheel describes as…

Living Legends Day at 1 Million Cups

Join us as we host our second annual Living Legends Day! At this special 1 Million Cups Fargo, we’ll be hearing from Steve D. Scheel of SCHEELS and Richard Solberg of Bell Bank, on October 24th at 9:15 am at the Stage at Island Park. Steve D. Scheel was the CEO of SCHEELS until his son,…

Using Systems to Diversify North Dakota's Economy

Article written by Michael Warner (Mike Warner has had a 40 year career spanning a broad spectrum of business start-ups and expansions. During his career, he has helped start, direct and expand companies totaling over $1.5 Billion in annual sales and an equal amount in assets, ranging from food processing and regional healthcare to high…

The Prairie is On Fire… In the best way possible.

Written by Austin Sandmeyer The power of the Midwest and more specifically the Upper-Midwest came through in a multitude this week at the Prairie Capital Summit. This first ever collective get-together of eager and supportive founders, investors, and entrepreneurs (or want-reprenuers as Scott Bintz would say) signaled a massive flux of innovation, technology, and strong…

Generational tech gap amongst farmers.

Written by: Peter Schott of Myriad Mobile Growing up I spent many hours on farm equipment. Starting a field oftentimes meant long rounds around a field that could take 45 minutes to complete. Other than boredom there wasn’t much of a decision to start the next round. But every so often, a storm would be…

Business. Ethics. Morality. Values. Profit.

Written by: Scott A. Beaulier Last week, NDSU College of Business hosted our second Wold Lecture Series in Business Ethics. The monthly forum underscores our commitment to a 360-degree business education for our students. “Business” is more than balance sheets, product designs, cost cutting and productivity strategies. At the same time that automation has netted headlines—either…

Leading Innovation

Written by: David L. Wells, PhD, CMfgE, LSME – Fargo, North Dakota – February 2017 Over the past 13 years, I have had the privilege of mentoring over seventy student innovation teams at NDSU, including over 300 students.  These students are from all over the university (and some of our academic partners)  —  24 different majors, in all.  We’ve…