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BISMARCK, N.D. • More than 30 years ago, Charles Volk had a vision about eye care. He wanted to bring quality care to his own community. Like his business, that vision – one he’s shared with business partner Dr. George “Rocky” Hilts – expanded over the years. Thanks to technology, recruiting additional doctors, and a newly expanded main facility the Dakota Eye Institute now offers many more services so patients can be treated close to home instead of traveling long distances.
Bismarck State College is changing its mission in an effort to help the labor market by seeking accreditation as a polytechnical institution In an effort to better support the business community and the state’s workforce needs, Bismarck State College is pursuing a change to its mission. If all goes as planned it will become an accredited polytechnical institution by next spring, offering bachelor of applied science degrees. It already is on track, offering two technical courses and adding a third this fall.
FARGO, N.D. • Two media production companies are excited about the new opportunities a merger will provide. Media Productions merged with Super Studio, both Fargo-based companies, in early February. The merger creates an enhanced Super Studio, offering a variety of media solutions to businesses and events.
Retaining the workforce and branding top the list for west-central North Dakota community It was a winter-gray morning outside the restaurant but inside, where a group of business and community leaders gathered for a discussion about Minot, the conversation was welcoming and warm – a typical trait of North Dakota’s Magic City.
Trends in technology, including video tools, have caused a ‘culture shift’ within companies Face-to-face meetings have taken on new meaning in the digital age. Just ask Joe Grady, whose business transactions are often conducted through a computer monitor. In-person visits with clients still have value, but the majority of his face-to-face interactions happen through video conferencing.
A student from North Dakota State College of Science shares her passion about contributing to the manufacturing industry WAHPETON, N.D. • Amanda Mittlestadt wants to be a teacher, like one of the many influential mentors who have blessed her life. But a shorter term goal of the soon-to-be graduate of North Dakota State College of Science is to be a toolmaker and welder.
A s businesses adapt to having their employees work remotely, there are several things managers and employees should know, according to a Fargo-based online security specialist. “The biggest issue right now is connectivity to access data,” said Sean Todd, director of security at Network Center Inc. He said a question on people’s minds, especially if they’re not used to working from home, is “How do I do this when I don’t have someone looking over my shoulder and help me through it?”
Karla Santi was excited about her recent business plans, one which was to move into a new facility in Sioux Falls. But the coronavirus pandemic delayed that and many other plans for Santi and her 20 or so employees. Just as it has changed plans for a lot of people.
HAWLEY, Minn. – When Bill Lambert stepped into a corn silo on the cold afternoon of Feb.7, 2002, in Leonard, N.D., he had no idea he would never in this life see his family again. He went into the silo to do a routine job. Unexpectedly it became the perfect storm and, ignoring safety protocol, it cost him his life.
WEST FARGO, N.D. – A new home office is underway for a growing Fargo-based development and property management firm. Enclave Companies is building a 60,000 square-foot multi-tenant building at 310 24th Ave E., West Fargo, in space behind Costco off Veterans Boulevard, along the Sheyenne river. The new facility will be much larger than the 7,000-square-foot building that the company currently is using in Fargo.