Photos special to Fargo INC!
In 2017, we photographed nearly 200 members of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo business community. Among them were entrepreneurs, artists, pilots, CEOs, software developers, comedians, executive directors, veterans, graduate students and community builders. Join us as we celebrate each and every one of them in Fargo INC!‘s first-ever coffee table book, “Faces of Fargo Business.”
In part eight, we feature Dakota Clinic Pharmacy Co-Owner & Others Founder Laura Morris, Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Charley Johnson, Doosan Bobcat Communication Specialist Brianne Hoffman, Indigo Signworks Partner Bernie Dardis, and Hatch Realty Realtor & Hatch Alumni Coordinator Melanie Lee.
Co-Owner, Dakota Clinic Pharmacy
“My rather opposite careers prove the value of being a true neighbor in times of need and in times of joy. “At the pharmacy, we get that life happens. We can all find ourselves in need of an early medication refill due to vacation travel, overwhelmed by the number of over-the-counter options or in need of a familiar face with the knowledge and care to help. The mailorder pharmacy giant isn’t much good here, but your local pharmacist certainly will be. Build that relationship. “On a different-yet-similar note, Others is a favorite place for many people to bring their visitors, providing a rich experience unique to our city. However, a favorite spot visited once a year is no comparison to becoming a regular. When the store owner knows your name or has the perfect item that made them think of you, the experience is far more fulfilling. “Small business is no easy feat. As many retailers are closing their doors, I want to be part of a community that is opening doors, encouraging those with unconventional business models and showing up to keep the spirit of Fargo alive and a little weird. ”
President & CEO, Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau
“We all like to glibly say that ‘life is short,’ but when you reach a certain age, you begin to understand just how short it really is. I intend to make the most of it for as long as I’m able.”
Communication Specialist, Doosan Bobcat
“In 2018, I’m looking forward to continuing my community involvement and introducing to my children the organizations I’m passionate about. I think it’s so important to start giving back at an early age.”
Partner, Indigo Signworks
“I would highly encourage today’s younger generation to engage in and lend a voice to the future of our communities. The full spectrum of generational input is important in developing the footprint of what our communities will look like in the future.”
Realtor & Hatch Alumni Coordinator, Hatch Realty
Q: What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
A: Mastery. I’ve succeeded and failed, thrived and struggled through each learning curve of 2017. This coming year, I’m so excited to take all the things I’ve learned and become a master at what I do.