Back in early 2015, four friends met together at a bar. The occasion was not marked by social drinking’s usual jollity, for each of the friends’ fathers had only just been diagnosed with cancer, and all but one had passed away. The coincidence of such tragedy, they judged, could not have been for nothing. They resolved to do something.
Shoe-Zam first opened in Bismarck in 2000. The locally owned business started out small in Kirkwood Mall, a venture born of owner Connie and Bob Lundin’s love for peerless customer service and world-class apparel. Those passions proved a potent combination, and so Shoe-Zam celebrated their move to a new location in Mandan last year. The store now stands as the area’s premier destination for shoe shopping.
Nordic Ware is a family-owned, American manufacturer of kitchenware products. Celebrating 73 years in business in 2019, this local company manufactures and markets an extensive line of quality cookware, bakeware, microwave and grilling products and specialty kitchenware that is distributed worldwide.
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To the next whiskey bar
Everybody knows about The Elbow Room downtown. It’s that distinctly Midwestern species of neighborhood bar in which you could recognize every face cast in the light of the neon beer signs. Budweiser placards depicting animals that can be either hunted or milked line the walls, a NASA-like array of television screens apprise patrons of sports and only sports, and the occasional clatter of an overenthusiastically struck pool ball bouncing across the floor tiles elicits stares and tacit disapproval of everyone nearby. They all could have made that shot.
An exceptional property manager considers hospitality to be their foremost duty. They treat their tenants not only as customers, but also as guests. This is the attitude which Alliance Management Group adheres to, and it is the primary reason for their ongoing success — it’s why they have come to manage over 1,200 units throughout the Fargo-Moorhead and Mandan, ND areas. Locally owned and operated, Alliance understands that it’s just how well they serve the communities in which they operate that will enable them to keep growing in the future.
Wolves get a bad rap, but they receive it through no fault of their own. The wolves in Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs were both motivated only out of hunger, Wolf Blitzer was probably just coming out of a bad breakup when he scored negative $4,600 on Celebrity Jeopardy!, and Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full only seemed lackluster because it had to be compared to his earlier masterpiece Bonfire of the Vanities. In fact, wolves are lovely creatures deserving only of our admiration, protection, and beaver carcasses.