september 2014

fri29aug - 1sepAll DayWestern Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion(All Day) 27488 102nd Ave S, Hawley, MN
fri29aug - 1sepAll DayWESTERN MN STEAM THRESHERS REUNION(All Day) Rollag, MN
thu4sep - 12All DayGREATER MOORHEAD DAYS(All Day) Moorhead, MN
thu4sep5:00 pm- 9:00 pm“CRUISIN’ BROADWAY”5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Broadway, Fargo, ND
sun7sep7:30 am- 1:00 amRoger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament, Auction and Banquet7:30 am 1500 Rose Creek Parkway, Fargo, ND
tue9sep - 11sep 99:00 amsep 11- 4:00 pmBIG IRON9:00 am - 4:00 pm (11) Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo, ND
thu11sepAll DayCORKS & CANVAS - ART & WINE WALK(All Day: thursday) Downtown, Fargo, ND
thu11sep5:30 pm- 9:30 pmMarch of Dimes Black Bib Affair5:30 pm - 9:30 pm 1635 42nd St. S, Fargo
fri12sep - 13All DayFARGO-MOORHEAD LGBT FILM FESTIVAL(All Day) The Fargo Theatre, Fargo, ND
sun14sep7:30 am- 1:00 amRoger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament, Auction and Banquet7:30 am 1500 Rose Creek Parkway, Fargo, ND

october 2014

sat4oct - 5All DayFM Studio Crawl(All Day) Fargo, ND
sat4oct10:00 am- 1:00 amOktoberfest10:00 am Downtown Fargo
sun5oct7:30 am- 1:00 amRoger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament, Auction and Banquet7:30 am 1500 Rose Creek Parkway, Fargo, ND
mon6oct - 11All DayNDSU Homecoming (All Day) Fargo, ND
thu9octAll DayGame Changer Series - Between Two Worlds: America and the Middle East(All Day: thursday) 314 Broadway, Fargo
thu9oct5:00 pm- 9:00 pmKegs & Canvas - Art & Ale Walk5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Downtown Fargo, ND
fri10oct - 12All DayConcordia Homecoming(All Day) Moorhead, MN
sun12oct7:30 am- 1:00 amRoger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament, Auction and Banquet7:30 am 1500 Rose Creek Parkway, Fargo, ND
sat18oct9:00 am- 5:00 pmThe Big One9:00 am - 5:00 pm Fargo Civic Center
sun19oct7:30 am- 1:00 amRoger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament, Auction and Banquet7:30 am 1500 Rose Creek Parkway, Fargo, ND

november 2014

sun2nov7:30 am- 1:00 amRoger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament, Auction and Banquet7:30 am 1500 Rose Creek Parkway, Fargo, ND
sat8nov10:00 am- 4:00 pmPangea - Cultivate our Cultures 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Hjemkomst Center
sun9nov7:30 am- 1:00 amRoger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament, Auction and Banquet7:30 am 1500 Rose Creek Parkway, Fargo, ND
sun16nov7:30 am- 1:00 amRoger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament, Auction and Banquet7:30 am 1500 Rose Creek Parkway, Fargo, ND
sun23nov7:30 am- 1:00 amRoger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament, Auction and Banquet7:30 am 1500 Rose Creek Parkway, Fargo, ND
tue25nov6:30 pm- 8:30 pmHoliday Lights Parade 6:30 pm Downtown Fargo, ND
fri28nov - 31decAll DayHoliday Lights at Lindenwood Park(All Day) Lindenwood Park, Fargo, ND
sat29nov - 23decAll DaySanta Village (All Day) 2902 25th Street South, Fargo, ND

december 2014

fri28nov - 31decAll DayHoliday Lights at Lindenwood Park(All Day) Lindenwood Park, Fargo, ND
sat29nov - 23decAll DaySanta Village (All Day) 2902 25th Street South, Fargo, ND
tue2dec - 3All DayNorthern Ag Expo(All Day) Fargodome
sat6dec12:00 pm- 2:00 pmSanta Fly In12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
sat6dec1:00 pm- 7:00 pmChristmas on the Prairie 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fargo, ND
sat13dec12:00 pm- 2:00 pmSanta Fly In12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
sat20dec12:00 pm- 2:00 pmSanta Fly In12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102

january 2015

No Events

february 2015

No Events

August 2014 Live Music Schedule

Aquarium 226 Broadway, Fargo (Above Dempseys)

6th - Against Me! 8th - Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond 9th - Tony the Butcher CD Release 10th - Found Footage Festival 11th - Man Man 12th - Animal Lover 14th - The 4onthefloor 15th - FM Pride Dance Party 22nd - Secret Cities 23rd - Supersuckers 26th - Psychostick 30th - Drag Show

Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy #301, West Fargo

6th - Singer/Songwriter Night with Darrin Wentz 13th - Mike Holtz 20th - Lars and Joe Pony Show 21st - Johnny Azari 22nd - Brew Grass Boys 27th - The Vinegar Strokes 29th - The Ciro & Topher Show

Dempsey's 226 Broadway, Fargo

8th - Confusion 9th - GC & The Sideways 15th - The Brave 16th - C.O.D 22nd - Poitin 23rd - El Dub 29th - Boots

D'Woods Lounge in the Doublewood 3333 13th Ave S, Fargo

15th - Mike Jenkins 16th - Soulmates 29th - The Swamp Kings

Fargo Cork N' Cleaver 3301 S. Univ Dr, Fargo

7th - Isais Quintanilla 14th - Cheery Trudge 21st - Sarah Morrau & Tom Carvell 28th - Mark Proulx

Garage Bar 3108 9th St. S, Moorhead

16th - ACIDIC w/special guests VIA 22nd - The Prophets of Addiction w/special guests TBA 23rd - Screaming for Silence w/special guests TBA

Hennessy's Irish Pub 4323 45th St S, Fargo

23rd - Kenny Rude 27th - Izzy Marcil 30th - Dan Miller

HoDo 101 Broadway, Fargo

7th - Dedric Clark and the Social Animals 14th - Kapeesh 15th - The Blue Wailers 20th - Front Fenders 21st - Heavy is the Head 22nd - Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome 28th - Diane Miller & The Silver Daggers featuring Stephanie Goetz

JT Cigarro 4554 7th Ave. S, Fargo

6th - Mike Holtz

8th - Rolling Stoners
13th - Vitamin Z
16th - Generator
20th - Cassie Mae & Mick Klein
22nd - Xerxes Palomino
27th - InFringe
30th - Ska Skank Redemption

Level Two In The Radisson 201 5th St. N, Fargo

2nd - Mark Andrew from the Voice season 4

Lucky's 13 4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo

8th, 9th - Ciro and Topher 15th - The Neptune Men 22nd - Joyride 23rd - The Groovetones

O'Kelly's 3800 Main Ave, Fargo

8th - Ploy Boyz Unplugged 15th - Joy Ride 22nd - Frostfire

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave N, Fargo

8th, 9th - Van Ruins 15th, 16th - Blues Fest 22nd, 23rd - Loy Ave 29th, 30th - Save Me CJ

Red Raven 916 Main Ave, Fargo

5th - Open Mic Comedy 7th - Outlet: Spoken Word Open Mic 12th - Open Mic Comedy 14th - Old Time Jam 19th - Open Mic Comedy 26th - Open Mic Comedy 28th - Celtic Jam

Rick's 2721 Main Ave, Fargo

8th, 9th - Sundogz 15th - Chaos in Question 16th - The Brave 22nd, 23rd - Phoenix Rising 29th, 30th - Mourning After

Shotgun Sally's 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo

5th - Michael Shynes Patio Party 8th - Chris Hawkey Bank 9th - Urban Myth 12th - Vitamin C Patio Party 15th - Redline 16th - Save Me CJ 19th - Lars and Joe and the Pony Show Patio Party 20th - Saving Abel 22nd - Pop Rocks 23rd - The Arthurs 26th - The Vinegar Strokes Patio Party 29th - 32 Below 30th - Whiskey Plates

Spirits Lounge (Holiday Inn) 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

8th, 9th - Save Me CJ

Tailgators Sports Cafe 1322 Main Ave, Fargo

28th - Hometown Zero

VFW: Downtown 202 Broadway, Fargo

8th, 9th - Groove Tones 15th, 16th - Ciro & Topher Show 22nd, 23rd - Anthony Chapute 29th, 30th - Flashback

VFW: West Fargo 308 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

8th, 9th - Thunder Ridge 15th, 16th Frostfire 21st, 22nd, 23rd - Boomtown 29th, 30th - The Coolers

Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo

3rd, 7th - Slamabama 8th - Sweet Siren 9th - Rhyme or Reason 10th - 24-7 14th - Great Outdoors 15th - October Road 16th - Dream League 17th - 8th Hour 21st - Silverado 22nd - Tripwire 23rd, 24th - Strange Daze 28th - October Road 29th - Brat Pack Radio 30th - Back for More 31st - Quiet Drive

The July Issue of Fargo Monthly.  Click Below to Read.

   

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Fargo, North Dakota Bar and Restaurant Specials *All specials are due to change at anytime.

Fargo

 
1340 21st Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103
MonTuesWedThuFriSatSun
2 for 1 Everyday Noon – 7 p.m.2 for 1 Everyday Noon – 7 p.m.2 for 1 Everyday Noon – 7 p.m.2 for 1 Everyday Noon – 7 p.m.2 for 1 Everyday Noon – 7 p.m.2 for 1 Everyday Noon – 7 p.m.2 for 1 Everyday Noon – 7 p.m.
*Live bands on select weekends
2800 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 
2001 16th St N, Fargo, ND ‎
2350 45th St S, Fargo, ND ‎
1640 13th Ave E, West Fargo, ND
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2 off margaritas $3 Coronas/Corona Lights$2 UV vodkasLadies night $3 cosmos and applebeetinis $5 sangrias $10 house wine bottles$2 Long Island Teas $3 Jeremiah Weed Teas$5 mucho drinks$5 sangrias$8 pitchers of Bud Light
*Happy hour everyday from 3pm-6pm and 6pm-9pm. $3.29 tall domestic taps, Teas, house margaritas and house wines
1150 36th St S, Fargo, ND
MonTuesWedThuFriSatSun
$.99 16 oz. Miller Coors and Bud and $1.99 Dos Equis Amber$3 Margaritas original/rocks or blended - All Day$4.99 pitchers of Miller Bud Coors $5.99 Dos Equis$1.50 domestic beer and regular margaritas$5 Jumbo Margaritas$2 Mexican beers$2.50 Morgans Bacardi Limon and $3 Iced teas
1211 N University Dr, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Happy Hour Drink Specials All Day Mini Mug Night $5.50 Blue Bomber w/ $4.50 fill Mug Night Stoli’s $3.50 $2.75 Windsor/ Morgan/ Bacardi/ Smirnoff/ and Jim Beam Drinks as well as Domestic Bottles.16oz Bloody Marys or Caesars from 11:00am – 4:00pm $3.75 32oz domestic draws/ $3.00 wells
double shot well drinks $4.75 w/ $3.75 fillMug w/ fill - $5.25 Refills - $3.25Domestic Pitchers $5.50w/well vodka $3.50 or w/top shelf vodka $4.50
premium pints $4.50 w/ $3.50 fill Any Flavor Teas - $3.50 Mini Blue Bomber $5.50 w/ $4.50 fillMug Night $3.50 Jack Daniels/ Premium Pints $3.75
domestic pints $3.50 w/ $2.50 fill
*Happy Hour Specials 4:00-7:00 Mon – Friday. $1.50 off appetizers, $2.75 wells and domestic bottles, $3.75 premium bottles or pints and 32 oz draws, $6.25 domestic pitchers.
325 10th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2-4-1 AppetizersCollege ID Night: $5 cover – free taps & wells 9-12 Ladies Night all you can drink wells for $5 from 9 pm-12:30 am3-4-1 Thursdays 9pm-midnightFried chicken dinner $6.502-4-1 Appetizers until 9 pmNone
Texas Hold ‘em Tournament – 7:30 p.m.2-4-1 Burgers all nightKaraoke @ 9pmBBQ Pulled Pork Basket $6.50
2630 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2.50 Morgans$2.50 Morgans$2.50 Morgans$2.50 Morgans$2.50 Morgans$2.50 Morgans$2.50 Morgans
$3 Tito’s Vodka$3 Tito’s Vodka$3 Tito’s Vodka$3 Tito’s Vodka$3 Tito’s Vodka$3 Tito’s Vodka$3 Tito’s Vodka
$3.25 Jack/Jack Honey/ Crown Royal/ Southern Comfort/ Jose Cuervo$3.25 Jack/Jack Honey/ Crown Royal/ Southern Comfort/ Jose Cuervo$3.25 Jack/Jack Honey/ Crown Royal/ Southern Comfort/ Jose Cuervo$3.25 Jack/Jack Honey/ Crown Royal/ Southern Comfort/ Jose Cuervo$3.25 Jack/Jack Honey/ Crown Royal/ Southern Comfort/ Jose Cuervo$3.25 Jack/Jack Honey/ Crown Royal/ Southern Comfort/ Jose Cuervo$3.25 Jack/Jack Honey/ Crown Royal/ Southern Comfort/ Jose Cuervo
$1 off beer of the month$1 off beer of the month$1 off beer of the month$1 off beer of the month$1 off beer of the month$1 off beer of the month$1 off beer of the month
*Above specials are all day, every day. *Happy hour 4-7 Monday-Friday
1201 Westrac Dr. Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Born to be Wild Bday Boogie Monday (Birthday Buckets)Mug night: $3 mug $2 refills 8-11 $5 refills 11-closeFree pizza 5:30 – 7:30Free pool all night$2 tall taps $2 Morgans $2 bomb shots 8-11$2 tall taps $2 Morgans $2 bomb shots 8-11Closed
Beer pong tournament at 9:00. $10 entry per team – winnings go to 1st and 2nd place teams50 cent taps $1 Morgans $1 Teas 8-midnight$3 Corona/ Crown/ Stolis 9-midnight
206 Broadway Fargo, ND, 58102
MonTuesWedThuFriSatSun
3-6 p.m. $5 Housemade Sangria & $2 PBR Pounders3-6 p.m. $5 Housemade Sangria & $2 PBR Pounders3-6 p.m. $5 Housemade Sangria & $2 PBR Pounders3-6 p.m. $5 Housemade Sangria & $2 PBR Pounders3-6 p.m. $5 Housemade Sangria & $2 PBR Pounders
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2201 2nd Ave N, Moorhead, MN
1515 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND
1501 42nd St S, Fargo, ND
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Happy hour all day$2 Jeremiah Weed drinks 9pm-midnight$2.99 tall domestic taps all day$3 Long Island Teas all day$3.50 Mexican bottles & pints all day$3.75 Bloody Marys & Ceasars 11am-5pm$3.50 energy blasters 9pm-midnight
$1 off well drinks 9pm-midnight$3.50 energy blasters 9pm-midnight2 for 1 well drinks 9pm-midnight2 for 1 Captain Morgan Drinks 9pm-midnight$3.50 jumbo margaritas all day$2.50 you-call-its 9pm-midnight (domestics & single pours)
2-for-1 burgers60 cent traditional wings$12.99 unlimited wings & fries60 cent boneless wings$1.99 kids’ meals with an adult meal
4265 45th St. South #161, Fargo, ND 58104
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$1 off all beers/ drinks and wines$1 off all beers/ drinks and wines$1 off all beers/ drinks and wines$1 off all beers/ drinks and wines$1 off all beers/ drinks and wines$3.50 Smirnoffs and Windsors 8 - Midnight$3.50 tall domestic taps & import bottles – All day & night
$3.50 Tall domestic taps - 6pm to close$2.75 Domestic bottles 8-midnight$3.50 UV and Bacardi’s – 8pm - Midnight$3.25 Morgans $3.75 Stolis and Jack Daniels 8pm - Midnight
$3.75 Crown Royals 8-Midnight
4000 13th Ave S, Fargo ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$3 tall domestic drafts/ wine/ and margaritas.$3 tall domestic drafts/ wine/ and margaritas.$3 tall domestic drafts/ wine/ and margaritas.$3 tall domestic drafts/ wine/ and margaritas.$3 tall domestic drafts/ wine/ and margaritas.None$3 tall domestic drafts/ wine/ and margaritas.
5 for $10 buckets of beer 3pm-6pm5 for $10 buckets of beer 3pm-6pm5 for $10 buckets of beer 3pm-6pm5 for $10 buckets of beer 3pm-6pm5 for $10 buckets of beer 3pm-6pm5 for $10 buckets of beer 3pm-6pm
421 N University Dr, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Big Mug MondayHappy Tuesday Happy hour prices 4pm – close$2.75 old school beers75 cent taps 8 - closeBeer & a Bump Night$2.95 bloody marys & cesars 8 – noon$1 off drinks when you wear your Chub’s sweatshirt
$4.95 new beers$2.95 stumplifter$2.75 Morgans and Windsors$6.00 select domestic beers & a shot$3.25 Jack Daniels
$3.25 refills$2.95 teas and stumplifters$2.95 UV Vodkas
$2.95 10oz Wells
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2.75 Morgans 9pm-1amNoneNone$3 import or specialty taps or bottles 9pm-1amNoneNoneNone
$3.75 7” pizzaFree bingo 6pm-8pm
Free poker at 7pmFree hot dogs 4pm-9pm
Free open mic at 10pm
*Monday-Friday 9pm-midnight $3 select apps, $3 off select apps.
3333, 13th Ave South, Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2.75 domestic bottles$2.75 domestic bottles$3.50 stolis$3.50 Crown Royals and taps$3.75 Long Island teas$3 Smirnoffs and Captain MorgansNone
$3 Bacardis$1 off martinis$3.50 domestic taps$3 Windsor
*Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm. Half off apps, $1 off taps, wells and wines. *$3 Fireballs, angel, or devil shots all the time.
424 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$3.25 Crown Royals$2.75 Bacardi drinks$2.50 Windsor drinks$2.95 Captain Morgans$3.25 Stoli Vodka drinks$3.25 Import bottles$2.50 Rail vodkas and windsor
$2.95 Jim Beam drinks$3.75 Jagermeisters
3234 43rd St S, Fargo, ND 58104
*Fargo Billiards cannot do drink specials since they have a specialized liquor license that allows minors. Events: *Mondays at 7:00 – 9 ball tournament. Free pizza included. *Tuesdays at 8:00 – pub quiz with Linebenders comedy. *Sundays at noon – 8 ball tournament
52 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$4.75 Long Islands & Margis and $15 buckets of beer$2.25 Taps$2.75 Micro Domestic BeersHappy Hour Every Hour$3.25 Stolis All Day$3.50 Bloody Marys 2pm-6pmHappy Hour All Day Long
$15 5-Beer Buckets $2.75 Import Bottles$3.25 Goldschlager & Icehole 8pm-1am$3.25 Chuck Norris Shots 8pm-1amAny special throughout the week is honored today ALL DAY
$3.25 Bacardis Morgans & Malibus All Day
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4 pm - 7 pm $1 off Wells, Taps & Domestic Bottles
4554 7th Ave. S. Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2.50 domestic bottles & $3 wells all dayMug night 5pm-closeLadies Night2 for 1 rums 5pm - closeNone$3.75 Bloody Mary's & $10 all you can drink mimosas$2.50 domestic bottles & $3 wells All day
$5 refills$5 domestic taps & wells 7pm - close
1100 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$1 off apps/ taps and drinks.$3 off all chicken sandwiches 5pm-9pm.$3.50 Long Island teas 3pm-close.Free chips/salsa/queso 3pm-6pm.Free pretzels/peanuts 3pm-6pm.$1 off all bloody marys and caesars/ screwdrivers & screwups.None
$3 off burgers 5pm-9pm.99 cent soft shell tacos 8pm-11pm.$3 off wraps & sizzling fajita dinners 5pm-9pm$3 off pastas & all you can eat spaghetti 5pm-9pm.$1 off bottle beer and drinks 9pm-close$1 off all drinks & bottled beer 9pm-close.
$2.50 domestic/ $3.50 import bottles 8pm-close.Mug night 8pm-close.2.95 PBR/ Hamms/ Busch Lite/ & Grain Belt pounders 8pm-close.$3 off specialty apps.
*Happy Hour Monday-Friday, 3pm-7pm. $1 off Apps, Taps, Bottled Beer & Drinks!
4301 17th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$5 Keeper Beer Glasses with $2.50 RefillsBingo 7:30p.m. -Close $1 per card.$5 Wings All Day1/2 Price Bottles of Wine & $2 16oz. PBR's 3p.m. - CloseLive Music 9:30 p.m.Bingo @ Noon - $1 per card.2 Mimosas & $6 Blt Bloodys Noon - 4p.m.
$5 Burgers All Day$2.50 Corona & Corona Light & 1/2 Price Margaritas$3 Tall Domestic Taps 3p.m.- Close$2 Mimosas & $6 BLT BloodysHappy Hour All Day
Live Music 9:30 p.m.$1.25 off All drinks/ Beer/ and Wine
*Happy Hour Monday – Thursday, 3pm-6pm. & 10pm-close. $1.25 off all drinks, beer, and wine & $5 Apps
1001 NP Ave - Fargo, ND 58102
*Monthly specials *16oz PBR cans $3 *16oz Coors cans $3.25 *$3 Windsors *$4.25 starburst shots
325 10th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Happy hour 5pm-7pmHappy hour 5pm-7pmHappy hour 5pm-7pmHappy hour 5pm-7pmHappy hour 5pm-7pmHappy hour 5pm-7pmNone
22 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2.95 Domestic Pints 6-close$2.50 Firewood shots/ pounders/ Captain Morgans/ Teas/ Jag Bombs/ and Chuck Norris Shots from 9-closeU-Pay-The-Day Fridays 8-10 pm tap beers are the price of the date.$2.95 Bloody Marys/ Mimosas and Skip N Go Naked drinks 11-2pm.
Wine Club Night$2.50 Jag Bombs/ Chuck Norris/ Ninja Turtles/ Teas/ Captain Morgan drinks/ and 20oz tap beers$1.50 Taps/ Long Island Teas & Captain Morgan Drinks 8-9pm
$2.50 Jag Bombs/ Chuck Norris/ Ninja Turtles/ Teas/ Captain Morgan drinks/ and 20oz tap beers 9-11pm
*Thursday Nights is House Party Night - $10 entry fee and cash paid to 1st and 2nd place winners of games. *Wine Club Members get to sample 3 different wines every week and from those samples you get a full glass of your choice – Thursdays 5pm-9pm
22 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1/2 priced bottles of wine from 5-10pm$2.95 Domestic Pints 6-closeWine Club Night$2.95 Bloody Marys/ Mimosas and Skip N Go Naked drinks 11-2pm.
*Wine Club Members get to sample 3 different wines every week and from those samples you get a full glass of your choice – Thursdays 5pm-9pm
22 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Happy Hour 3pm-6pm 2 for 1’sHappy Hour 3pm-6pm 2 for 1’sHappy Hour 3pm-6pm 2 for 1’sHappy Hour 3pm-6pm 2 for 1’sHappy Hour 3pm-6pm 2 for 1’sHappy Hour 3pm-6pm 2 for 1’s
$5.95 Pitchers all day$2.95 Domestic Pints 6-close$2.50 Jag Bombs/ Chuck Norris/ Ninja Turtles/ Teas/ Captain Morgan drinks/ and 20oz tap beers$2.95 Bloody Marys/ Mimosas and Skip N Go Naked drinks 11-2pm.
$2.50 Jag Bombs/ Chuck Norris/ Ninja Turtles/ Teas/ Captain Morgan drinks. and 20oz tap beers 9-11pm
*Monday $12.99 ALL YOU CAN EAT TRADITIONAL WINGS AND FRIES 6-10 *Tuesday & Thursday 35 CENT Wings from 6-10pm!
2551 45th St S #101, Fargo, ND 58104
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Happy Hour 3pm-6pmHappy Hour 3pm-6pmHappy Hour 3pm-6pmHappy Hour 3pm-6pmHappy Hour 3pm-6pmHappy Hour 9pm-MidnightHappy Hour noon-midnight
Happy Hour 9pm-MidnightHappy Hour 9pm-MidnightHappy Hour 9pm-MidnightHappy Hour 9pm-MidnightHappy Hour 9pm-MidnightHappy Hour 9pm-Midnight
505 3rd Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$3 wells $3 Ice Holes $2.50 domestic taps 7pm-2am$3.50 Seagrams $4 Jag Bombs $2.30 Domestic Taps 7pm-2am$3 Morgans $3.50 Jamesons $6 domestic pitchers$3 wells $4 Stolis $3.50 Goldschlager $3.50 Craft taps$4 Crown $3 Ice Hole $2 domestic taps 7pm-9:30pm
201 5th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2 off martinis and $1 off beers wells and wine by the glass$2 off top shelf liquors and $1 off beers wells and wine by the glass$2 off all glasses of wine and $1 off beers wells and wine by the glass$2.50 Taps (16 oz) $2 Domestic and $3 Premium and $5 Long Island teas
606 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
NoneHalf off wine from 6pm-midnight$2 off original cocktails from 6pm-close$5 domestic pitchers$2 off all canned/bottled beers and 2 for 1 rail drinks from 9 pm-close2 for 1 rail drinks 10pm-close$4 Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar from 12pm-5pm and $3 You Call Its for service industry all day
*Open mic night Wednesday Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm. $2 off tall beers, $1 off short beers and $1 off any single shot drink.
2721 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$3.05 Morgan & $3.35 tall domestic taps$3.75 crown & 3.95 crown black$2.95 Bacardi & domestic bottles Service industry night$3.75 Jacks & Teas$3.25 UV vodkas$3.25 import and specialty bottles$3.35 tall domestic taps all day
Thirsty Thursday mug club night $4.95 mug with $3.75 refills$3.25 Ice Hole shots$2.75 well drinks 4:30pm-close
*Happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6. $2 off tall beers, $1 off short beers and $1 off any single shot drink.
107 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2 12 oz domestic draws all day$2.50 domestic bottles all day$2.50 Morgans and Windsors all day$2.50 Long island teas all dayNone10am-4pm $2.50 homemade bloody marys with beer chaserClosed
$7.50 domestic pitchers9pm-1am domestic draws
*Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday (2-for-1 drinks) *Specials end at 1:00 am
1515, 42nd Street South, Fargo
ND. 58103
MonTuesWedThuFriSatSun
$5 Burger Baskets1/2 Price Bottles of Wine $14.99 Prime Rib - 5pm while supplies last $3 Bloody Mary and $7 Bottomless Mimosas
*Happy Hour: 3pm-6pm: $1 off all drinks, ½ price appetizers *M-TH, 9pm-Close $1 off all drinks *Live Music Fri & Sat nights
301 3rd Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$3.75 Jameson 75 cents off craft bottlesAll day happy hour $3.75 Bombay Sapphire$3 rums$3.50 Stoli$3.75 Jack Daniels/Jack Honey$2 off all pitchers
$2.50 domestic pints75 cents off domestic bottles and micro craft pints$3.75 Summit$3.75 New Belgium bottles$3 rail vodka
$2.75 Linenkugels and Nordeast pintsService Industry Night
*Happy Hour Mon-Fri 2:00-7:00pm – $3 Domestic bottles, $2.75 domestic pints, $1 off all pitchers, 50 cents off all other beers and spirits *$2 mystery shots all day every day
707 28TH Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$3.50 Mikes Hard/ all flavors.$3.15 Bud and Bud Light Bottles.$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles.$3.15 Coors Light and Mich Golden Light bottles$3.15 Bud and bud light bottles. $3.75 Bloody Marys and Caesars. $2.75 domestic bottles all day.
$3.15 Miller High Life bottles.$3.40 Windsors.$3.40 MorgansAll day well special $2.75$2.80 ALL wells.
$3.40 Bacardi Limon.$3 white zin and merlot Barefoot wines.$5.25 Busch Light pitcher.
$3.40 Sailor Jerry’s. Unlimited pool.
Free food until gone.
*Happy Hour 4pm-7pm, Mon-Sat. Domestic bottles $2.75, 16pz domestic taps $2.85, wells $2.35. *$3 whiskey, rum, spiced rum and vodka drinks M-F 7pm-close.
2611 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2.95 pounders$3 Bacardis & Jim Beams$2.95 Morgans$2.95 whiskeys & Barefoot wines$3.25 Import and craft beers$3.25 Uv drinks$2.75 wells
Free pool and dartsFree pool and darts$3.95 JacksTrivia at 7pm$3.25 Smirnoffs$3.35 20oz taps 4pm-close
Free Wings 5pm-goneFree pool and darts
619 NP Ave. North, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Tap beer $2.50 pint $3.50 talls$2.50 StolisCollege night. Any beer/ ½ price$2.95 Jack Daniels/ Morgan/ Bombay Sapphire/ and Grey Goose½ off pitchers 7-10½ off pitchers 7-10$3 pounders – Bud Light/ Budweiser/ Coors Light
$3.50 Stoli with energy drink½ off Chuck Norris and Jag bombs½ off Chuck Norris and Jag bombs$3.50 Bloody marys.
1322 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$3.50 Crown$2.90 domestic bottles and $3 morgans$7.25 domestic pitchers$3.50 import bottles$3 Bacardi$3.75 Bloody marys$3.75 Bloody marys
$3 UVs$2.50 Schnapps shots$3.50 gator teas$3 Chucks/Jag bombs$1 off whiskeys$1 off whiskeys
$2.75 well drinks$2.50 schnapps shots$2.57 Windsors$2.90 domestic pints and bottles$2.90 domestic pints and bottles
$3.25 wonder woman$3.25 wonder woman
*Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 2:30pm-6:00pm & every night 10pm-Midnight. *Happy Hour includes $2.90 domestic pints, domestic bottles and well drinks. $4 domestic talls, $3.15 house wines, $2 Jello shots. 1/2 price select apps and $2 off specialty apps.
4100 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
NoneTuesdays with Jack: $5 select Jack Daniels Appetizers.$3 Martinis.$3 ThursdaysNoneNoneNo Monday Sundays: Half off select appetizers.
$10 select Jack Daniels Entrees.Half off bottles of wine.$3 select appetizers and drinks.$5 select drinks.
$5 Jack Daniels drinks.Half off select apps.
*Happy Hours: 4pm-7pm every day, bar area only: $5 and $6 select appetizers, $3 $4 $5 and $6 select drinks. 9pm-Close bar and dining ares: Half price all appetizers, $3 $4 $5 and $6 select drinks.
202 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2.75 Morgans$6 domestic pitchers$3 bar pours$2.75 domestic pounders$3 domestic bottlesHappy hour 11am-5pmHappy hour all day
5:30 taco in a bag – free will donation$3 long island teas$3 Long Island teas
520 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND, 58102
MonTuesWedThuFriSatSun
$1 off Margaritas$1 off Vinyl sunrise$1 off Mexi Muel$1 off Bourbons$1 off Moonshine$1 off Sangria
3150 39th St S, Fargo, ND 58104
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Ladies night – free miller light taps and wells for ladies 9pm-midnight$1 u-call-its 9pm-10pm$1 u-call-its 9pm-10pmService industry night
$1 u-call-its 9pm-10pm$2 u-call-its 10pm-11pm$2 u-call-its 10pm-11pm$2 u-call-its 9pm-close
$2 u-call-its 10pm-11pm$2 bomb shots 9pm-close
$2 bomb shots 9pm-11pm
1550 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Happy hour all day. $1 off drinksDomestic bottles & Morgan for $2.95$2.75 Windsors$3.50 Long Island teas.$3.30 Smirnoffs$5.95 domestic pitchers until 5:00$5.95 domestic pitchers and $3.30 bloody marys and caesars until 5:00
Poker league at 7:30$2.85 Jack Daniels$3.95 Crown Royals$3.85 Malibus$3.30 Bloody marys and caesars until 5:00
8:00 Karaoke
 

Moorhead

 
2201 2nd Ave N, Moorhead, MN
 
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Happy hour all day$2 Jeremiah Weed drinks 9pm-midnight$2.99 tall domestic taps all day$3 Long Island Teas all day$3.50 Mexican bottles & pints all day$3.75 Bloody Marys & Ceasars 11am-5pm$3.50 energy blasters 9pm-midnight
$1 off well drinks 9pm-midnight$3.50 energy blasters 9pm-midnight2 for 1 well drinks 9pm-midnight2 for 1 Captain Morgan Drinks 9pm-midnight$3.50 jumbo margaritas all day$2.50 you-call-its 9pm-midnight (domestics & single pours)
2-for-1 burgers60 cent traditional wings$12.99 unlimited wings & fries60 cent boneless wings$1.99 kids’ meals with an adult meal
803 Belsly Blvd, Moorhead, MN 56560
 
Monday - Friday $1 off all beer, wine and cocktails 3 pm-6 pm
1608 Main Ave, Moorhead, MN 56560
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1.75 Domestic bottles/ well drinks and draft beers 5pm-6:30pm1.75 Domestic bottles/ well drinks and draft beers 5pm-6:30pm1.75 Domestic bottles/ well drinks and draft beers 5pm-6:30pm1.75 Domestic bottles/ well drinks and draft beers 5pm-6:30pm1.75 Domestic bottles/ well drinks and draft beers 5pm-6:30pm
10 8th St S, Moorhead, MN 56560
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$1 wells 9pm-close$6 pitchers 9pm-closeLadies Night – Ladies drink free wells & taps 9pm-midnight/ no charge.$2.50 wells 9pm-close.$2 domestic taps$3 mug refills all day.$2 taps/ wells and Ice Holes.
Mug night. $5 mug/ $2.75 refills on domestics.$2.50 Long Island teas.
1001 30th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$1.75 bottles2 for 1 drinks$4.25 pitchers$1.95 22oz beers$4.25 pitchers$2.25 small bloody mary $3.75 large bloody mary$1.95 grande beers all day
$4 martinis$3.25 Sam Adams & Shock Top$1.75 12oz draws $2.50 22oz draws
$4.95 pitchers
808 30th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Happy hour 1pm-7pmHappy hour 1pm-7pmHappy hour 1pm-7pmHappy hour 1pm-7pmHappy hour 1pm-7pm
*$3.50 32oz domestic mugs, $2.50 domestic bottles, $3 wells, $3 Guinness pints, $3 Irish car bombs
427 Center Ave, Moorhead, MN 56560
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2.75 Morgans2 for 1 8pm-11pm$2.75 whiskeysLadies night 2 for 1 drinks for ladies from 8pm-10pmLate night happy hour 9pm-12am$5 pitchers all dayBloody mary special
$5 pitchers
$3.50 Bomb shots
 

West Fargo

 
1405 Prairie Pkwy #301, West Fargo, ND 58078
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$3 tall domestics 8pm-close$2 Domestic pints & wells 8pm-closeMug night 8pm-close$2.50 domestic bottles 8pm-close$5 beer and a bump(shot) noon-4pm$3 bloody marys 12pm-5pm$3 bloody marys 12pm-5pm
$3 Stolis 8pm-close$5 mug with fill$3 Pinnacle Vodka drinks 8pm-close$2.50 Morgan and Bacardi drinks 8pm-close$2 domestic pints 12pm-5pm$6 domestic pitchers all day
$3 Jack Daniels 8pm-close$4 refill of domestic beer or well drink$3 Crown Royals 8pm-close$3 bomb shots 8pm-close$2 wells 12pm-5pm$2.50 Iceholes all day
$3 teas & bomb shots 8pm-close
3330 Sheyenne Street, West Fargo, ND 58078
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2.50 domestic bottles all day$3 domestic talls all day$3.50 well margaritas$2.50 Morgan & Bacardi all day$3 well drinks 7pm-close$3 bomb shots 8pm-midnight$3 bloody mary & caesars all day
$4.25 Cuervo margaritas
$3 Corona and Dos Equis<
221 Sheyenne St, West Fargo, ND 58078
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Happy hour 8pm-12amHappy hour 8pm-12amHappy hour 8pm-12am
675 13th Ave E #104, West Fargo, ND 58078
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Mug night $2 32oz mug/ fill it for the price of a pint 7pm-closeMug night $2 32oz mug/ fill it for the price of a pint 7pm-closeTall beers for the price of a short 7pm-close$1 off long island teas & $5 martinis 7pm-close$2.75 Windsor all day$3.50 bloody marys & caesars until 6pmHappy hour all day.
$1 off bottled beer 8pm-close$1 off all drinks
$3.50 handmade bloody marys or caesars
103 Main Ave W, West Fargo, ND 58078
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
$2.75 Captain Morgan$3 32 oz. Mongo Mugs$2.50 Windsors$5 pitchersHappy Hour from 4 - 8 p.m.$3.50 Bloody Marys & Caesars from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.$2.75 Pounders
$3 Crown Royal & $3 Washington Apples from 7 - 11 p.m.$1 off drinks for ladies & $3 shots from 7 - 11 p.m.$3 Jeremiah Weed$2.75 Bacardi & $3 Bazooka Joes from 7 - 11 p.m.$3 Ice Hole shots from 7 - 11 p.m.$2.50 Ron Diaz and $3 Jag Blasters from 7 - 11 p.m. $3 Seagram's and $3 Charlie Sheens
745 31st Ave E Suite 110, West Fargo,ND 58078
MonTuesWedThuFriSatSun
$1 off 20oz taps or $.75 off 16oz taps$3 you call its $6 domestic pitchers or $7 import/craft pitchers$2 whiskey drinks$2 rum drinks$2 vodka drinks$3 Bloody Mary’s and/or Caesars
701 Main Ave E # A, West Fargo, ND 58078
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Mens Night $2.50 $1 and $2 tall domestics 8pm-1am$2.50 domestic bottles 8pm-1am$3 tall domestics & $2.50 Windsor drinks$2.50 Bacardi drinks 8pm-1am$3 Absolut drinks 8pm-1am$2.75 bloody marys & $3 caesars noon-5pm$2.75 bloody marys & $3 caesars noon-5pm
$2 bartender’s choice 9pm-1am$2.50 import beers 5pm-1am$4.75 domestic pitchers all day
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by Andrew JasonFeb 24, 2014

Dog IDs

Clint Howitz

Dog IDs Clint Howitz Featured in Fargo Monthly Magazine
Dog IDs Clint Howitz

Its amazing what an appearance on “Good Morning America” can do for a business. Fargo-based company dog IDs has appeared on the show five times since 2011. Each time they were on the show, the company saw 20,000-30,000 unique visitors in a day because of a 15-second promo on the national TV program.

“You have to remind yourself all the time to think uniquely and keep taking chances and making mistakes, otherwise you’re never going to differentiate.” 

It took a long time for Clint Howitz, the founder of dog IDs, to work his way up to that success, though. Back in 1999, Howitz started a company called C&C Outfitters, with his brother Clay Howitz, that focused on selling high end sporting dog products to retailers. While doing this, he began making personalized IDs for dogs. He sold C&C Outfitters to Mendota Products in 2005 but kept engraving IDs.

“We started doing engraving because that’s one thing back then (that) was hard to find… I decided to keep the personalization business separate because I was going back to work at the time and my wife could run it out of the house in a corner in the basement while I was traveling for work. I built the website and treated it like a hobby business for a few years.”

In 2010 he moved to Fargo and focused all his attention on dog IDs. The company has grown rapidly and last year shipped more than 30,000 orders and sold over 60,000 items. They now sell a wide variety of products that range from dog IDs to personalized water bowls to collars. Howitz, who is a dog lover, has found a job that allows him to follow his passions.

Originally from Wahpeton, ND, Howitz owns a Great Dane named Syrus and a Golden Lab named River who eagerly greet visitors at their office in south Fargo. These two pets have, for the most part, become the spokesdogs for the company, appearing in numerous ads on their website dogids.com. Howitz recognized that his products served a purpose.

“There’s a safety aspect. That’s making sure people put contact information on dogs. They should always have contact information on their dogs if there are those times when they get away and get lost. We try and keep dogs at home with their families as much as possible.”

Dog IDs has been around for a long time but Howitz and his team of six full-time staff and three interns are trying to innovate the industry. One of their signature products is called the scrufftag collar. This tag is built into the collar so there’s no annoying jingling of the ID against the collar or threat of losing the tag by it getting caught on something.

With more than 1,000 different products in their catalog, Howitz and his team have found a successful recipe for a business. Since forming his company, Howitz has learned many lessons but there’s one that stands out.

“You have to remind yourself all the time to think uniquely and keep taking chances and making mistakes, otherwise you’re never going to differentiate.”

Dog IDs Clint Howitz and his team Featured in Fargo Monthly Magazine
(From left to right) Eric Schafer, Lacey Guck, Clint Howitz, Bethany Howitz, Shelby Cochran and Chuck Bucholz form part of the team at dogIDs.

Clint’s Five Tips to a Successful Startup:

1. Avoid naysayers and fearful people: You have enough adversities in front of you and need to surround yourself with people who will support you. These people will also become your best friends as your business evolves.

2. Encourage open minds and take chances every day: When mistakes happen, own them, share them, learn from them and move on with one more team learning experience under your belt.

3. Never be satisfied with the status quo: Leave that to your competitors. Find your unique edge and be proud of being different. Your customers will love you for it while the others will think you are insane, which is good.

4. Hire people that challenge you: Make sure they have strengths that you are missing. This is tough and will be uncomfortable at times. They will also push you outside your comfort zone and force you to grow both personally and as a business.

5. Sales and profit will grow your business: Sales will most likely be the pain reliever to many business conflicts you encounter, especially if you are bootstrapping. If sales are rolling before anything else, things will always seem to flow much easier.

Dog IDs has more than 200 of their own products and over 1,000 total products for sale on their website.

 

Myriad Mobile

Ryan Raguse & Jake Joraanstad 

Myriad Moblie Ryan Raguse and Jake Joraanstad featured in Fargo Monthly Magazine
Myriad Moblie Ryan Raguse and Jake Joraanstad.

Jake Joraanstad and Ryan Raguse have become the poster boys for a successful startup in Fargo. The two of them created Myriad Devices, now called Myriad Mobile, in 2011. Today they have over 30 employees and hope to have around 60 employees by the end of the year. They have done all of this by the age of 24. So it begs the question, what’s their secret?

“We’re focused on mobile technology only, so therefore when we come up against a competitor they probably don’t only do mobile … we stand out in that process every time because that’s all we do,” Joraanstad said. “Because we’re niched, focused and aggressive in our sales strategy, that’s why we’re winning.”

Raguse and Joraanstad teamed up while they were both in school at NDSU. However, Joraanstad was quick to point out that he had a 2.7 overall GPA while Raguse noted that he skipped almost every day of his small business and entrepreneurship class because he was starting his own business. He did receive an A in the class though. Despite their young age, the young entrepreneurs have reached an enormous amount of success.

“We were able to leverage some of the success stories we heard early on and when you do that you kind of build your way into credibility,” Raguse said. “Generally, in our industry, when you have a conversation with a customer and they can see how much you know, it (any doubt) all goes away.”

The growth of their business has not come without challenges. They have recently expanded to Minneapolis and Atlanta and hope to branch out to Kansas City, Chicago and Denver in the near future. Raguse and Joraanstad’s roles have changed dramatically in the last couple years as their company has grown. Now that they are branching out across the nation they have to reformat the way things are done at Myriad, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

“You have to keep changing who you are to get to the next level,” Raguse said. “A $1 million company thinks differently than a $10 million company and a $10 million company thinks differently than a $100 million company… You have to be able to identify ‘How am I going to do things differently? How am I going to be a better leader?’”

The business partners must have found a process that works as they have worked with Fortune 500 companies like Bobcat, Crystal Sugar and Microsoft. Raguse and Joraanstad aren’t forgetting where they came from, though. They have seen the startup community grow in Fargo and they have helped contribute to it. Maintaining that entrepreneurial spirit is very important to them.

“It’s fun for us because in the startup community, we’re the big dogs in a way…” Joraanstad said. “That just gives us as much opportunity to help as we can… Everybody in the company is involved, in one way or another, helping other startups… That’s fun that we can do all that and contribute and grow the community.”

“Because we’re niched, focused and aggressive in our sales strategy, that’s why we’re winning.” - Jake Joraanstad 

Jake’s and Ryan’s Five Tips to a Successful Startup:

1. Know the difference between strategy and tactical work: Spend most of your time doing the tactical work. That’s what will actually start paying the bills. Strategy can only enhance the company; tactical work will actually create it.

2. Keep overhead low: When inexperienced people start a company, they think the first thing they need is a fancy office and great letterhead; do these last. Any money should go straight to product development and/or into direct costs.

3. Blow peoples’ minds: When new, you probably have no marketing budget and nobody knows about you. Focus on doing things that blow peoples’ minds or gets people talking in a big way. Do something big.

4. Invest your life in your business: Working traditional hours is out. If you still want to work traditional hours then you probably still view this as a job and need to find something else that you are passionate enough to take on whole-heartedly.

5. Ideas are useless without execution: Forget about how great your idea is and focus on building a team to execute greatly on that idea.

 

Office Sign Company

Ryan Fritz 

Office Sign Company Ryan Fritz and his team featured in Fargo Monthly Magazine
Office Sign Company Ryan Fritz and his team.

Ryan Fritz just wanted to spend more time with his daughter. He felt he was missing her childhood because he was always working. That’s when he came up with foundability.com. This was set up to help companies with their search engine optimization. He created Office Sign Company as a test client.

“I wanted to promote my marketing company, but what really happened was that I guess I marketed it so well that Office Sign Company became real,” Fritz said.

In 2008, Office Sign Company became a reality. This company, as the name suggests, specializes in any custom made sign for offices. With over 200 products, 24 employees and a new expanded office in downtown Fargo at 310 NP Ave. N, the company has taken off across the country.

This Grafton, ND, native grew up in Fargo and went to Fargo South High School. He worked at a number of different jobs and quickly came to the realization that most entrepreneurs stumble upon: he did not enjoy having a boss. That’s when he set off on his own.

“It may sound cliché, but you can’t go into it for the money,” Fritz said. “It’s true about the whole do what you love type of thing. For me, I really thought that I would wear the same shirt every single day for the rest of my life, but I just wanted to spend more time with my daughter.”

His love for his daughter led him to the creation of Office Sign Company. In fact, he jokes that his daughter Ceely is the Vice-President of the company at the age of 12. While Office Sign Company started because of his daughter, it has grown and become so much more. Fritz and his company have done business with L’Oréal, Yahoo and many other companies. One thing hasn’t changed since the beginning though and that’s their commitment to quality.

“What did we focus on? It’s back to the aesthetics. It’s back to the quality and service,” Fritz said. “Those things are hard to maintain. It shouldn’t be a secret for anybody that quality and good service is what everybody wants.”

Since its beginning, the company has been expanding and has reached a point where there’s not much they can’t produce. Fritz wants his customers to know that if they want something printed, Office Sign Company can make it happen. He also believes that’s one of the things that separates him from the competition.

“We like them to know that they can do anything. I think that’s where we tend to set ourselves aside.”

Despite all the success Fritz and his company have reached, he believes they are at a comfortable spot. However, he’s not sure if he has much control over where they go.

“Part of me doesn’t want to grow anymore. It seems like the more we grow the more challenging it becomes but I can’t slow us down.”

“It may sound cliché, but you can’t go into it for the money… For me, I really thought that I would wear the same shirt every single day for the rest of my life, but I just wanted to spend more time with my daughter.” - Ryan Fritz 

Ryan’s Five Tips to a Successful Startup:

1. Don’t go into it for the money: It’s cliché, but you have to do what you love. That’s why I got into this business for my daughter.

2. Look at your former bosses: Eventually you’re going to be in a position where you are in charge of other people. Look at former bosses and decide what you liked and what you didn’t like about them.

3. Define culture: Everything you do at your office will affect culture. It is important to create a vibrant culture that will encourage people to enjoy the work they do.

4. Find people to help you along the way: Many people helped me along the way. Doug Burchill at Bell State Bank and Trust and John Machacek at the Greater FM Economic Development Corporation were a great help for me in the beginning.

5. Surround yourself with good people: It can be hard to find the right talent. Make sure you find people who care about the company. You’ll see some good and some bad, but be sure to keep the good ones.

 

Fargo 3D Printing

John Schneider & Jake Clark 

Fargo 3D Printing John Schneider and Jake Clark featured in Fargo Monthly Magazine
Fargo 3D Printing John Schneider and Jake Clark

3D printing is going to change the way things are done. At least that’s what Jake Clark and John Schneider of the Fargo 3D Printing are banking on. Their new company hopes to bring 3D printing to the area.

“Seeing how 3D printing has changed in the last year and a half and seeing where it’s going to be in the next year and a half to five years is pretty incredible,” Schneider said. “3D printing is going to be a game changer in a lot of things.”

The last five years have seen a rapid expansion in the way 3D printing is done. The technology has improved drastically and Schneider believes this will allow for more completely customized products.

“We’re not talking about getting shoes in the color you want,” Schneider said. “We’re talking about getting shoes that are designed specifically for your feet.”

The technology is advancing quickly and Schneider and Clark hope to bring the industry to Fargo. Started in January, Fargo 3D Printing has made it possible to find a local source for 3D printers. Schneider believes that 3D printing makes it feasible for a small business to be able to make some of their dreams come true.

“We want to be able to make 3D printing more accessible to smaller manufacturers or entrepreneurs who might have an idea but they don’t have the money to spend $10,000 on a part prototype. Instead they can spend $2,000 on a 3D printer or pay us a couple hundred dollars to have something custom 3D printed and it’s a lot less expensive.”

Clark and Schneider share a common thread in the fact that they both have an entrepreneurial spirit. Clark’s dad started his own company and that passion for being his own boss was passed down to his son. Schneider’s first foray into business was bee keeping in the eighth grade. He saw that there was money to be made by selling honey. Their paths finally met up last summer at a 3D printing event held in downtown Fargo. The idea for Fargo 3D Printing was born.

Through their website, fargo3dprinting.com, anyone is able to purchase a printer, printer parts or inquire about having something custom printed.

While they are passionate about what they’re doing, in the end it boils down to being able to do what they love and creating something on their own.

“I’ve always been interested in doing my own thing,” Clark said. “Working for some corporate guy was never in my idea as a person. I want to look back on my life when I’m 70- or 80-years old and say ‘I did something’ versus ‘I worked for somebody and made them a bunch of money.’”

“Working for some corporate guy was never in my idea as a person.” - Jake Clark 

Jake’s and John’s Five Tips to a Successful Startup:

1. Focus on what you’re specialized in: You have to know your strengths and weaknesses. It’s important to know when you’re not good at something.

2. Focus on what your immediate needs are: We’d love to have three or four printers but we can only afford one so we’ll make that work at maximum capacity. You need to work with what you have.

3. Identify how you’re going to make money: It’s one thing if you’re doing something you love, but you need to be able to support yourself while you’re doing it. We both still have our full-time jobs.

4. Fargo has a lot of good resources: The Small Business Development Center was really good at helping us figure out our financials. The Small Business Administration can help as well.

5. Networking is crucial: We’re part of the Young Professionals Network for the Chamber of Commerce. We also go to Startup Drinks, Startup Weekend and any other events where we can meet people.

 

Beach Interactive

Sarah English & Kyle Weik 

Beach Interactive Sarah English and Kyle Weik featured in Fargo Monthly Magazine
Beach Interactive: McCal Johnson, Kyle Weik, Sarah English, JoJo Seames and Andrew Ihla

The idea started 4,000 miles away. Sarah English studied in France while in high school. When she graduated, she started traveling and wanted to be able to communicate with the locals. She began to think that there had to be a better way to learn a language and soon realized that she could help others.

“I’m a big fan of education and learning,” English said. “I have always wanted to revolutionize education but it doesn’t work like that so I was like, ‘Well, I’ll start a company that creates a product and is a solution and maybe it will change something.’”

English then met Kyle Weik, who has a background in design, and explained her vision. He was able to help make her dream attainable. Beach Interactive was born and their first project, The Abettor’s Letters, began.

“We wanted a new, exciting way to learn that wouldn’t rely on a flashcard…” Weik explained. “We wanted it to be an interactive world.”

Slowly their team began to form until there were five members. McCal Johnson, Andrew Ihla and JoJo Seames, along with English and Weik, began to work on the project. The idea is simple. They are creating a game that puts players in the shoes of an American spy, the abettor, in France who has defected and has been hired to investigate different crimes. The player will then learn French, along with the Abettor, as they investigate the crimes.

The team is in the early stages of this massive undertaking. They are currently working with Myriad Mobile in creating a working demo to pitch to investors. Once they find an investor, the team is going all in to finish up the game. They have plans to branch off into other languages.

“Once this game gets made, it’s going to be so obvious that it’s great that we then just need to kick back and make the next one,” Seames said. “… We feel completely confident in this game.”

They are priding themselves on the look of the game. Seames is the character artist while Johnson is the environments artist and Weik handles the user interface. While they all have different backgrounds, they have been able to work together very well.

“What’s nice is that we form this pentagram of experience…” English said. “Everybody has this crossover.”

English pointed out there is a strong entrepreneurial spirit in Fargo-Moorhead and that there is a community that will back anyone up in their goal of chasing their dream. It doesn’t mean it’s an easy journey though.

“Entrepreneurship is lonely and scary because you’re going against the grain of all the worldly wisdom that your parents and relatives are giving you,” English said. “It is hard, but that’s why you have to be a bit nutter butters to pull it off.” - Sarah English 

By Andrew Jason

Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography

Andrew Jason
Andrew Jason is the Editorial Director at Spotlight Media.

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