Our Special Edition Is Here

This year, Prairie Business has put together what we’re calling our 13th edition. It’s an entire magazine focused on construction, boasting a completely unique design and featuring entirely new sections. The features highlight building design trends, project financing options and the workforce shortage. The contributions come from five main readership communities’ economic development presidents and…
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Be Among The Best

The nomination deadline for 50 Best Places to Work has been extended through Wednesday. You now have until 5 p.m. July 13 to nominate the company you work for. The nomination form is much shorter than it was last year, so it won’t take much time at all to fill out. Do it on your…
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A Group Discussion Gone Right

I walked away from the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Community Profile discussion this week with a head full of knowledge about our business environment here, and an intense appreciation for people who are passionate about their industries (and chatty when I need them to be).   The group we pulled together represented ag, banking, health…
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The Next Generation Of Homeowners

The housing market of Grand Forks is among topics discussed at length in meetings I’ve attended recently — sometimes off the record. Specifically, baby boomers seem to be fascinated by the fact that the new generation of homebuyers are not looking so much at price (although, of course, this factors in), but are focused more…
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Businessman training teenage boy in office

Internships And Experience

I’m working on an article for an upcoming issue of Prairie Business that focuses on internships and mentorship opportunities for college students. I’m finding out some schools offer really incredible programs. I interned at the Grand Forks Herald when I was in college, was hired as a part-time general assignment reporter when my internship was…
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