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Emerging Prairie Announces Annual Award Winners for 2018

Emerging Prairie is excited to announce the recipients of their annual awards! Each year, Emerging Prairie and a selection committee identify individuals and organizations that made a significant impact in the startup community and contributed to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem over the past year.  This year’s award recipients are: Rookie of the Year Award—Sadiyo Hassan This…

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…

Emerging Prairie Awarded Ecosystem Grant from the Bush Foundation

On October 8, 2018, Emerging Prairie was officially awarded the Ecosystem Grant from the Bush Foundation for the second time. The Ecosystem Grant is focused on providing general operating support for an ecosystem organization that, “…advance[s] the goal[s] of a [Bush] Foundation program or strategic initiative” (bushfoundation.org). The programs and initiatives included are; community innovation,…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Jeanna Yaggie

Emerging Prairie is excited to introduce another new teammate, Jeanna Yaggie. Jeanna joins the team as Program Coordinator and will be working on 1 Million Cups, founders programming and more. Be sure to say hello and welcome her when you see her out and about in the community! Get to know a little bit about…

Cultivate conference explores future of ag industry

Guest post by Charles Wallace Charles Wallace was born and raised in Los Angeles and lived in California until moving to Fargo to study Agriculture Communications at North Dakota State University. Read more of his articles at fromlatothefarm.com. Nearly 300 people attended the 2nd annual Cultivate conference hosted by Emerging Prairie on November 15th, 2018.…

"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…

NDSU researchers study start-ups in Fargo

Since you’re reading this site, it’s likely no secret to you that Fargo has become a vibrant hub of entrepreneurial energy in recent years. The local start-up scene is remarkable enough that two NDSU professors have made Fargo’s economic ecosystem the subject of an academic study. Joshua Marineau and Onnolee Nordstrom are both professors of…

Jesse Riley teaches STEM and environmental stewardship while raising money for schools with SongBird Creations

SongBird Creations is putting an environmental spin on school fundraising. The start-up partners with schools to help students raise funds for STEM-oriented projects. How the process works is schools partner with SongBird for a fundraising effort, and students sell monthly subscription boxes to friends, family, and neighbors and community members. Money from the sales then…