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The secret ingredients of successful franchising
August 1, 2019 - 8:31am
WEST FARGO, N.D. – Recently, I had the pleasure of opening a third Buffalo Wings & Rings restaurant in my home state of North Dakota. There’s...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Fair winds and following seas
August 1, 2019 - 8:27am
I grew up on college campuses. My mom was a professor, and my dad was a college administrator. So I guess it was inevitable that I’d wind up...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: How does your organization keep remote employees engaged and active in culture initiatives?
July 2, 2019 - 3:19pm
Our primary efforts include frequent one-to-one, manager-to-employee conversations – whether face-to-face or via video or email – along with...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Schooled for success
July 2, 2019 - 3:07pm
Two interests of mine come together in this issue. The first is the region’s remarkable economy and the leaders who’ve helped it grow. In...
Innovation in accounting: Why that’s not an oxymoron
July 2, 2019 - 3:05pm
Editor’s note: Ross Manson is chief innovation officer at Eide Bailly, the regional accounting and business advisory firm that is 102 years...
Varsity Blue Skies: How High Plains residents escape Ivy League admissions pressure
July 2, 2019 - 2:55pm
Editor’s note: I grew up in Rhode Island, and while I miss some elements of life on the East Coast, one thing that I do not miss at all is...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: What key changes or trends in workforce training would you like Prairie Business readers to know about?
June 3, 2019 - 4:35pm
At Lake Region State College, an increasing number of students are seeking certificates in programs such as Wind Energy Technology. Students...
A chemistry degree, not a ‘weed degree': A look at Minot State's new major in medicinal plant chemistry
June 3, 2019 - 1:50pm
Editor’s note: In the fall, Minot State University in Minot, N.D., will start offering one of only two four-year medicinal plant chemistry...
New kid on the block: Block 9 project will change Fargo’s skyline, draw people downtown
June 3, 2019 - 1:34pm
FARGO, N.D. – It’s a skyscraper. But it’s not a canyon wall. That’s on purpose. And it’s one more architectural element that shows...
Litigation vs. collaboration: Collaborative divorce comes (mid)west
June 3, 2019 - 1:22pm
BISMARCK, N.D. – Collaborative divorce, hailed as a more civil and respectful approach to marriage dissolution, is gaining a foothold in North...
On beyond energy efficiency: For architects, ‘sustainability’ now means so much more
June 3, 2019 - 1:10pm
GRAND FORKS – Jim Galloway agrees: “In architecture these days, there are fads, there are trends and there are standard practices,” said...
Mod squads: Developers install factory-built rooms, bathrooms, other components as reliance on modular construction grows
June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – There is a construction process that:
The SBA and you: Dan Nordberg, Region 8 administrator, describes the U.S. Small Business Administration and its services
June 3, 2019 - 12:54pm
Editor’s note: As Region 8 administrator, Dan Nordberg oversees delivery of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s services in North...
Zander Mabin, CEO and founder, InnovatAR: Augmented reality is shaping the future of business
June 3, 2019 - 12:45pm
BISMARCK, N.D. – Augmented reality was once an expensive, elaborate technology that only global industry leaders could harness as part of their...
Matt Dunlevy, president and CEO, SkySkopes: ND remains the Silicon Valley of drones
June 3, 2019 - 12:33pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The state of North Dakota really has the complete picture of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and more pieces of the drone...