Nate Mickelberg is the editor of Fargo INC! He holds his master's in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Craig Whitney is the president and CEO of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.

Kara Jeffers is from Garrison, North Dakota, a small town north of Bismarck, North Dakota, on Lake Sakakawea. She’s expected to graduate from North Dakota State University in May with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in theatre arts. In addition to working at Spotlight Media, Jeffers also works at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitor’s Center, where she’s one of the first people (and, at times, only person) visitors meet when they arrive to North Dakota—talk about pressure.

Mike Allmendinger is the General Manager of the Kilbourne Group.

Steve Dusek is the president and CEO of Dakota Certified Development Corporation (CDC). He has over twenty-eight years of experience in managing and delivering non-traditional lending solutions for small business in rural America and in maintaining successful business cultures.

Sam Herder is a North Dakota State journalism graduate where he worked at the campus newspaper, The Spectrum, as the sports editor and eventual editor-in-chief from 2012-2015. He was a sports reporter in the newspaper industry for two years after graduation before returning to Fargo as the content strategist at Spotlight Media.

William Galvin is the founder of Giga-Green Technologies, an independent technology consultancy in Fargo.

Fredrikson & Byron’s 277 attorneys serve clients in more than 30 practice and industry areas in seven offices in the US, China and Mexico. Fredrikson has built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to its work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors.

Josh Hoper is the founder and executive advisor of ABS Fargo.

Emerging Prairie was founded in 2013, by four guys with a dream to turn Fargo into a vibrant startup community. Our mission is to connect and celebrate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Fargo-Moorhead. We do so by operating a wide variety of events and initiatives, such as Drone Focus, the Prairie Den coworking space and 1 Million Cups (1MC) Fargo, the largest and most active 1 Million Cups program in the country. We also operate an online publication that highlights the regions entrepreneurs and innovators that are turning Fargo into a flourishing tech hub. In March of 2016 Emerging Prairie became a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Brian Opp is the Aerospace Business Development Manager at North Dakota Department of Commerce.

Heather Aal is the North Dakota business outreach coordinator with the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. She’s based in Fargo.

Kristina Hein is the Marketing Director of the United Way of Cass-Clay.

Lindsay Paulson is a PR specialist with RDO Equipment Co.

Founded in Eagan, Minnesota, in January 2002 by Mike Blom and Patty Krieger, Netrix IT is an IT-solutions company delivering managed services, consulting and outsourced technology services. With a remote office in Fargo, they were one of the first providers to market in both locations a fully comprehensive, functional, managed-service solution to their clients. They've partnered with clients that recognize technology as a competitive advantage in their marketplace and demand the most out of their technology investments.

A born-and-raised Fargoan, Jared Kamrowski worked as a CPA with the FDIC before founding Thrifty Traveler, a website helps people travel by taking advantage of flight deals and credit card reward programs.

Betty Gronneberg is the founder and executive director of uCodeGirl, a technology- and STEM-mentorship initiative in Fargo.

Adam Wogsland is a business attorney with SW&L Attorneys in Fargo. Adam has helped many businesses in a variety of industries create, revise and apply employee handbooks. He also has firsthand business experience creating, revising and applying employee handbooks.

Located in vibrant downtown Fargo, Office Sign Company is a custom sign company producing professional office signs and interior signage for demanding businesses. They have more than 25 years experience in creating quality, name plates, fully-customizable conference room signs and sliding in/out meeting signs, executive office signs, restroom signage, ADA signage, receptionist desk bars, full-color logo nameplates and employee office door signs and cubicle signs.

Thoreson Steffes Trust Company provides investment and farm management, trust administration, wealth transfer and retirement planning services for a small group of clients to ensure a personal client experience. Our independence as a privately-held company allows us to offer a "conflict-free" perspective based on each client's aspirations.

Scott A. Beaulier is the Dean of North Dakota State University College of Business.

Heather Ostrowksi is a Client Relations Manager at Preference Employment Solutions.

Heidi Moore is a contributor to "The Startup Journey" blog.

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of over 2,100 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 109,000 people. The largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.

Anna Larson and Clinton Larson are Creative Content Writers at Eide Bailly.

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