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Cooper joins First International Bank & Trust FARGO, N.D. – First International Bank & Trust has hired Charlie Cooper as East market private banking manager,. Cooper, who is based in Fargo but will work with clients all over the state, has nearly two decades of experience in financial services.
NDSU hires entrepreneurship director FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State University’s College of Business has hired Scott David Meyer as executive director of entrepreneurship initiatives.
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Minnesota state senator earns Small Business award ST. PAUL – Minnesota State Sen. Mark Johnson, R-East Grand Forks, recently was presented with a Guardian of Small Business award by the National Federation of Independent Business. “Sen. Johnson is a real friend of small business, and we are happy to announce that he has earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award,” said Mike Hickey, NFIB Minnesota state director, in a press release.
Editor’s note: Jeff Olson is president and CEO of Credit Union Association of the Dakotas, which represents credit unions in both states. In addition, Olson now is serving his second term on the American Association of Credit Union Leagues executive board and sits on the Consumer Consideration Committee of the Credit Union National Association board.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Prairie Business readers who already sweat at the word “Wayfair” can turn the page. Everyone else should keep reading. That’s because Wayfair vs. South Dakota, which the U.S. Supreme Court decided last year, dramatically altered the tax environment in a way that requires corporate action.
Editor’s note: In December, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources granted a conditional permit for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project. Though the project still faces legal challenges from upstream opponents, the permit represents a milestone that significantly boosts the odds of the project being completed.
GRAND FORKS – In the spring of 1997, after the Red River Floodway had diverted floodwaters around Winnipeg and saved the city an estimated $4 billion in damages, an elderly gentleman walked into a Winnipeg restaurant. “The entire restaurant clientele rose as if one in a standing ovation,” a Maclean’s magazine columnist wrote.
The book I’d have to recommend would be “Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence” by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. Many people think that if you save money, you do not get to enjoy life as much. This book talks about how you can still enjoy your life and do the things you want, while saving money. Brennen Bergdahl Wealth Advisor
Two join Houston Engineering Inc. FARGO, N.D. – Two new hires have joined Houston Engineering Inc. Moriya Rufer has joined the company as a scientist III. Rufer brings 15 years of experience in water resources – including working on lakes protection in northern Minnesota – to the HEI water quality team, HEI reports.