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WELCOME. first heard about the "Faces of" concept in 2016 from a publisher out of Omaha, Nebraska. They had created a magazine that helps promote local business by featuring a "Face" of a specific business type (ex: "Face Of Architecture"). This publisher found that the publication was able to connect community members with local Omaha businesses. From there, I talked to other publishers and wanted to see how the publication was received in their markets. Overall, we found that the feedback was really great in those regions, too.

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not a "Best of" publication - it is simply a way for the community to see some of the "Faces" of respective businesses. In turn, we are connecting readers to businesses they may not even be aware of. By making this a sponsored magazine we were able to produce the publication at a high quality and make 30,000 copies free to the public. Our sales and editorial teams tried to ensure that we reached out to credible "Faces" of the categories we chose. Our goal is for readers to enjoy learning more about some of the people behind the businesses that make our community thrive. Hopefully, it will create a better sense of community and also encourage more of us to shop local! For more information about our company Spotlight visit www.spotlightmediafargo.com

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Zorells Jewelry 10

Bain Agency


Plain View Design + Build




Bismarck Larks


Knutson Companies


Aspen Group


Mann Signs


Grand Junction Subs 31

The CraftCade


Laughing Sun Brewing Company

Optimum Therapies of North Dakota


Mighty Missouri Coffee Co.




Verity Homes


Solid Rock Music LLC


Vogel Law Firm


Starion Bank



The Hair Academy

Skeels Electric Company


Feil Orthodontics


Hebron Brick & Block Supply

Terry's Health Products

Five Star Storage


Larson’s Tattooing



BoxDrop Mattress & Sofa

Bismarck State College


Western Products


NewVision Security, LLC


Mountain Plains


The Title Team


Converdia Health Staffing


Northwest Contracting


Peacock Alley




The Container Pros


U Call I Haul LLC


EAPC Architects Engineers


Vallely Sport & Marine


Jerome Distributing Inc.


40 Steak & Seafood


Advanced Business Methods


Sanford Health

Charras and Tequila 51

Peace Garden Hemp


Bismarck & Mandan Tire & Auto Centers


Chuppe Health


Bismarck Bucks


Deeter Dental


Elsberry & Shively, P.C.


Hawktree Golf Club


Ulmer Auction


Bismarck Motor Company


Every Eye

Venture Real Estate 78

Prairie Engineering, P.C.


Halberstadt’s Bismarck


Your Day by Nicole


Spotlight Media Team

Photos by Ben Weisbeck


Tim & Sharon Ell Zorells Jewelry 6 | FACES OF BISMARCK MANDAN 2021


orells Jewelry is a locally owned hometown jewelry store that has earned national recognition. Zorells was named one of the "Coolest Jewelry Stores In America" by INSTORE Magazine in 2021. INSTORE selected Zorells for this award because of the beautiful newly expanded showroom, the exclusive Wine and Shine bar and how the wedding bells of Zorells ring out to celebrate all Engagement and Anniversary purchases. All of this and more give Zorells' customers one of the coolest shopping experiences in the country.

North Dakota natives and Owners Tim and Sharon Ell have raised the bar for luxury retail. Tim started his awardwinning career as a diamond cutter. He then became a goldsmith and spent nearly 15 years working two jobs in order to save enough money to open Zorells Jewelry in 2005. Since opening, Tim and Sharon have become Antwerp Diamond importers and the areas only Master IJO Jewelers. Tim and Sharon own various industry trademarks and the little jewelry store that started with a dream and many years of hard work has become one of the largest jewelry stores in the midwest and nationally

recognized as one of the coolest jewelry stores in America. "Every time the Wedding Bells of Zorells ring out we are reminded of why we do what we do," says Tim. "Our dream was to give our customers an unforgettable memory for the special moments in their lives they come into Zorells to celebrate."



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Tim Ell Jr pictured in the Zorells’ Wine and Shine Bar.

The moment you get engaged, anniversaries, birthdays, etc, all those big moments should also have a great story to share. When customers stop in to get their jewelry cleaned and polished, Zorells offers them a wonderful experience by sitting them down at their chandelier-covered Wine and Shine bar. Customers can enjoy a complimentary wine or mimosa in Zorells' luxurious setting while they clean and shine up their jewelry. Zorells' award-winning showroom, the worldclass selection of jewelry designs offered along with the wedding bells of Zorells and the Wine and Shine jewelry spa services that are offered are what

really set them apart. Zorells loves giving back to the Bismarck-Mandan community. They have donated free sport bands to the local EMTs, first responders, firefighters, and police officers. They have also raised funds over the years for Make a Wish to grant numerous wishes with their Pop A Gem events. Tim and Sharon travel to Antwerp Belgium—the diamond capital of the world—to handpick the brightest diamonds the world has to offer. Less than 5% of jewelers worldwide are able to buy direct from the Antwerp vaults.

This means Zorells' diamonds are unbelievably beautiful and sold to you at an unbeatable price. In addition to the prettiest diamonds in the world, they provide world-famous jewelry designs in their award-winning showroom. Zorells is the only jewelry store in the area with the world-famous designs of Tacori, Verragio, Carizza, and many more. That is why they say, "When you give her Zorells, you'll give her goosebumps."

Zorells Jewelry 221 S 9th St Bismarck, ND 58504 701.250.0511 zorells.com


Personal & Commercial Insurance

Jared Hinkelman, Amanda Peterson, Jared Blackwood & Brent Solberg BridgeMark Insurance Solutions, Inc. DBA Bain Agency



ridgeMark Insurance Solutions is a locally owned and independent insurance agency that provides business and personal insurance solutions and benefit options for clients of all shapes and sizes. Known locally as Bain Agency, this trustworthy team is deeply rooted in

the Bismarck-Mandan community with many of its employees serving as volunteers and board members. As an agency, Bain's roots have been planted in the Bismarck-Mandan community since 1872. Although the company's name has changed a few times, the focus on the insurance that meets community needs has not.

*BridgeMark Insurance Solutions, Inc. DBA Bain Agency also has locations in Minnetonka, Minnesota and Mobridge, South Dakota.

Bain Agency 1500 E Capitol Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 701.223.2233 bainagency.com



ottom line, Plain View Design + Build is a design and construction services company. Co-owners Tanner Reidman and Logan Hauff guide residential and commercial clients from concept to completion. But that’s not the end of it. The reason Plain View stands out as a Face of Bismarck Mandan is their commitment to challenging clients to consider unconventional solutions that will make their project stand out. They're forward thinkers with a creative approach from first sketch to final nail. “Too often, people settle for solutions that are within immediate reach and fall short of their true desires,” said Reidman and Hauff. “We want to be known as the company that challenges clients to think through the lens of functionality and creativity.” Plain View’s portfolio is full of projects that pushed boundaries to achieve exceptional results. It’s a place where homeowners will find inspiration, collaboration and support for custom homes and remodels.

Plain View Design + Build 601 N 5th St Bismarck, ND 58501 701.426.0895 plainviewnd.com

New & Remodel Home Design

Tanner Reidman & Logan Hauff Plain View Design + Build 12 | FACES OF BISMARCK MANDAN 2021



elebrating 90 years of operation, Midco is the leading provider of reliable, high-speed internet via fiber and fixed wireless technology. By 2025, Midco will deploy 10G, the next great leap for broadband—while also expanding its fiber network to rural areas. Midco also delivers TV services including Midco Sports, phone, data center and advertising services—plus wholesale networking solutions.

"As a company, we strive to be the best—which makes working at Midco super fulfilling," said General Manager Will Butler. It’s Midco's business to make connections, and they’re passionate about staying connected to their communities. Since establishing the Midco Foundation in 1987, they have contributed millions to support and strengthen their communities.

"Having the ability to work for a company with the same values is priceless," said Director of SMB Sales Genie Sauvageau. "I am proud to be a part of such a great company," agreed Retail Manager Johanna Schonberger, who loves participating in ways Midco gives back to the community.

Midco 529 S 7th St Bismarck, ND 58504 800.888.1300 midco.com

Internet Provider

Johanna Schonberger, Genie Sauvageau & Will Butler Midco




he Bismarck Larks is the Bismarck community's awardwinning summer collegiate baseball team. They recruit the nation's top collegiate athletics to play in Bismarck each summer while their front office of 15 works year-round to put on the greatest show in sports. The Bismarck Larks mission is simple: use fun to make a difference in the lives of their fans, employees, players, businesses, and communities they serve. To achieve this goal, the Larks focus heavily on each person’s experience. “Our team’s sole goal is to make people happy.” said Bollinger. “Whether you like baseball or not, our bottom line is a happy guest and you can expect our experience to be Friendly, Unique, and Neat. The Bismarck Larks also use FUN to make a difference for current community events and entertainment. The organization has recently teamed up with the Bismarck Marathon, Bismarck Santa Run, Mandan Rodeo Days and are looking to expand into other exciting local partnerships. The Bismarck Larks were named 2017 and 2018 Northwoods League Organization of the Year. John Bollinger was named 2017 Northwoods League Executive of the Year and 2020 Bismarck-Mandan Chamber EDC Entrepreneur of the Year.

Bismarck Larks 201 W Front Ave Bismarck, ND 58504 701.557.7600 larksbaseball.com

Family Entertainment John Bollinger

Bismarck Larks


Real Estate Development Cam Knutson Knutson Companies


eing raised in a home with parents running a family business, Cam Knutson quickly learned the value of hard work. The now 32-year-old entrepreneur and real estate developer still reflects and warmly recollects all the hours-and days-spent with his older siblings assisting their parents. "There's not a role you don't have in a family business," says Knutson. "I know this is something many folks in our community have learned and understand." After graduating high school, Knutson headed east for college at North Dakota State University. After graduating, Knutson began working with the Kilbourne Group, a real estate development company focused on revitalizing Fargo's downtown. During his six years with the company, Knutson assisted the team in acquiring over 70 parcels of property and nearly $250 million in real estate development projects;


experiences that began to shape him professionally. Knutson credits his time with Kilbourne Group for instilling in him the values of design, collaboration and the endless pursuit to continuously learn and adapt when developing real estate. These newly discovered values, combined with his core values of hard work and community from working alongside his family, would later become gifts he brought home. In 2018, Knutson returned to Bismarck to launch his company, Knutson Companies, which focuses on developing land owned by his family throughout the BismarckMandan community. Currently, their efforts concentrate on residential developments that enhance the community Knutson loves. In addition to the daily responsibilities of leading his company, Knutson serves on the Board of Directors at Starion Bank and Sanford Health Bismarck West

Region. Along with his professional commitments and work, he and his wife Shayla are raising their family in their recently-built home in Northwest Bismarck. They have a son named Pence and dog named Mochi. "It's important for me to make sure what made Bismarck so incredible for me growing up is there and available for others," says Knutson. "We are fortunate to be in a place with beautiful terrain, great schools, a strong park district, incredible people and the continued benefit of having a strong economy and consistent growth. I can't envision a better place to grow up nor to raise a family; I'm grateful to be here."

Knutson Companies 4207 Boulder Ridge Rd Ste 220 Bismarck, ND 58503 701.220.4124 knutsondevelopment.com



Commercial Realty

Mathew Reichert & Team Aspen Group LLP


ounded in 1999 by Mathew Reichert to fill a growing void of dedicated commercial real estate agents in the midwest area and built on a tradition of supplying highquality real estate services, Aspen Group has blossomed into one of the premier businesses in the area and the only full-service commercial real estate company in Bismarck-Mandan.


When you sign on with Aspen Group, you don't just hire a REALTOR® you hire a whole team that has been carefully selected based on each individual's knowledge, experience and unique set of skills. "The Aspen mission is to offer our expertise to the area by seeking opportunities, being dedicated to our values and exceeding customer expectations through positive action,

creative solutions and unwavering commitment to excellence," said Reichert.

Aspen Group LLP 424 S 3rd ST Ste 2 Bismarck, ND 58504 701.223.2450 aspengrouprealestate.com


Scott Bina & Derwin Mann Mann Signs


ann Signs is a locallyowned, full-service sign company located in Bismarck. They custom design, fabricate and install interior and exterior signs and graphics for their customers in the BismarckMandan community and throughout the state of North Dakota. Mann Signs provides all types of exterior signs, custom fleet graphics, wall wraps, banners, and interior

displays. They also provide project management services, consulting services, and specialize in large rebranding projects. Derwin Mann started Mann Signs in 1988 with a vision of creating a full-service sign company focusing on creativity, quality and personal attention to his clients. Scott Bina joined in 2008, working in the field installing and servicing signs. Mann is proud of over 30 years of being a part

of the Bismarck-Mandan community and has confidence in Scott to continue providing quality products and great service after his retirement in a few years.

Mann Signs Inc 1507 Continental Ave Bismarck, ND 58504 701.355.1111 mannsignsinc.com


Physical Therapy

Tom Kranda, DPT, OCS, Collin Kudrna, DPT, OCS, Denise Wetzel, DPT & Marley Zachmann, DPT Optimum Therapies of North Dakota


ptimum Therapies of North Dakota is an award-winning independent private practice provider with direct access. As a direct access provider (no referral necessary), Optimum Therapies is dedicated to helping people and employers restore and improve movement and function. They provide customized care for people with back and neck pain, headaches, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, joint sprains or strains, orthopedic and spinal rehabilitation, vestibular and balance problems.


The clinic has brought to Bismarck and the surrounding areas a patientcentered approach to treatment by therapists and staff that are truly passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually while using evidencebased treatment techniques in manual therapy and Pilates-based therapy to treat the whole patient, not just the disease.

has many proud achievements, including being named the #1 Physical Therapy Clinic in the Bismarck Tribune’s Best of the Best. Dr. Marley was awarded the 2020 Emerging Leader Award by the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as Dr. Denise presenting on Dry Needling and Dr. Tom becoming their resident Functional Golf Specialist.

In 2019, Collin Kudrna, PT, DPT, OCS was named one of Prairie Business Magazine's Top 40 Under 40. Optimum Therapies of North Dakota

4204 Boulder Ridge Rd Ste #100 Bismarck, ND 58503 701.751.3064 optimumtherapies.com

Optimum Therapies of North Dakota


n addition to physical therapy, Optimum Therapies of North Dakota provides wellness services. Their services include private personal training sessions, private group classes, and their Next Step Program, which is a transitional program in a familiar and comfortable environment that bridges the progress made during physical therapy treatment. Whitney Walecke has been with Optimum Therapies of North Dakota since August of 2021. Whitney specifically joined the team to help grow their wellness programs with her expertise in Pilates. Whitney is a certified Pilates Trainer, with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Whitney came to Optimum Therapies of North Dakota with a background as a Physical Therapy, Clinical Aide, and extensive experience as a Pilates Trainer. She wants to see her clients improve their mobility and strength to improve their daily life, sport and health.

Optimum Therapies of North Dakota 4204 Boulder Ridge Rd Ste #100 Bismarck, ND 58503 701.751.3064 optimumtherapies.com

Pilate's Personal Trainer Whitney Walecke

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Health & Wellness Facilities Tana Trotter & The P50 Team Proximal50


roximal50 has been a part of the Bismarck/Mandan community for six years now.

What started as a vision to bridge the gap between clinical health and fitness has evolved into a full service gym and wellness facility where the focus is on meeting clients and members where they are at on their personal health journey. Proximal50 is so much more than a gym– it’s a team of dedicated and passionate wellness professionals that bring a collaborative approach


to health. Proximal50 is able to offer a variety of programs and services making each person’s experience at Proximal50 unique and customized to their goals and lifestyle. Tana, P50’s Owner and CEO, also wants to make sure that what they offer is accessible and affordable to the community. “While our health is priceless, it also takes consistent effort to make healthy habits a part of your daily routine. Whether we are a part of someone’s life-long health journey or just a stop along the way, we work

very hard to make sure what we are teaching and offering is something that people can do and maintain,” explains Trotter. *Proximal50 also has a location at 201 W Broadway in Downtown Bismarck.

Proximal50 LIFE CENTER 1151 W Divide Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 701.751.2974 proximal50.com


olid Rock Music is a full-line, internetpriced music shop in Bismarck. They offer any and all gear musicians need to perform live or at home. Solid Rock Music also offers guitar repair and setup, sound system rental and lessons. Solid Rock Music's purpose is to give local musicians a new selection of gear at the lowest prices available and make music accessible to everyone. "We love that the Bismarck-Mandan area has a close-knit community of musicians who are always supporting and promoting each other," says Owner Matt Markel. "We hope to help enrich the local music community by supporting local music productions and events." Matt has been playing music since he was 11 years old. He began working in the music retail business at the age of 16 and has been ever since. Because of his experience repairing guitars, he began to build guitars in 2016 and started his custom guitar company John Mark Guitars.

Solid Rock Music LLC 1317 Tacoma Ave STE 203 Bismarck, ND 58504 701.751.3020 solidrockmusic.co


Matt Markel


Community banking is an industry facing a growing transition of leaders. Starion Bank has benefited from the long-term leadership of owners and executives who have served for 20, 30, or even sometimes 40 years. However, a new crop of leaders is needed to take the bank into the ever-changing future. I am one of those leaders, and I’m humbled and excited to serve Starion in that role,” says Don Morgan. A Wyoming native, Don Morgan came to Starion in 2012 as vice president for credit administration. He soon joined the executive committee and was promoted to President in 2020. He currently serves as both President and CEO elect of Starion Bank. “Starion excels in succession planning. We develop young and upcoming leaders, investing in their future. In many ways, that puts us far ahead of other banks in our class. It’s a proven difference-maker,” continues Morgan, “Nearly 58% of our current executive team consists of internal promotions from the management level, including the top spot of CEO/President.” Morgan enjoys serving on the boards of local community groups, is active in youth sports organizations and is a leading voice in holistic and regenerative agriculture.

Starion Bank

Banking Don Morgan Starion Bank 24 | FACES OF BISMARCK MANDAN 2021


333 N 4th St Bismarck, ND 58502 701.223.6050 starionbank.com



sk Dave Rogstad what’s up around the Bismarck-Mandan business scene, and he’ll fill you on the latest openings, expansions and other activities. He’s an experienced and esteemed Business Banking Manager who's helped with a number of successful ventures in the area. “Starion Bank deals with nearly every business structure and industry. Our job is to understand and fulfill the financial needs of our community. We understand the common stress points of businesses, and how to keep those stresses from becoming larger problems,” says Rogstad. Rogstad came to Starion in 2014 and has 20 years of banking experience. He holds a BS in agricultural economics and accountancy and attended the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin. His areas of expertise include commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. “Community banks treat you as a person, not a transaction. We act as more than a lender. Think of us as a trusted advisor who is vested in your business, can help you make the right decisions and wants you to succeed.” Rogstad also serves on the board of directors of CommunityWorks North Dakota and as a member of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce Local Issues Committee.

Starion Bank 333 N 4th St Bismarck, ND 58502 701.223.6050 starionbank.com

Business Banking David Rogstad Starion Bank



Mortgage Banking

Brittany Stuhlmiller & Kassy Landis Starion Bank


assy Landis and Brittany Stuhlmiller are a rare team in the highly competitive mortgage market. They met while Landis was a Mortgage Banking Officer at Starion Bank and Stuhlmiller worked at a local title company. “I got to know Brittany and our personalities just clicked,” says Landis, “She was my go-to person there. When she joined Starion, we already had a foundation of friendship and trust.” Landis joined Starion in 2005 as a Universal Banker, moving up the ranks to Mortgage Underwriter in 2008, and then Mortgage Banker in 2012. Stuhlmiller has been in the mortgage industry since 2011 and joined Starion Bank as a Mortgage Banker in 2016. “We are separate in that we have our own referral sources, but we work as a team. We divide our work according to what’s best for each customer. Sometimes that means covering for each other if someone is out of the office, but it can also be based on geography, or even personality,” says Stuhlmiller. The duo work with customers to identify appropriate mortgages for their individual needs, guiding

them from the qualifying process through closing. Their expertise is in residential mortgage lending, including conventional, NDHFA First Time Home Buyer programs, FHA, VA and jumbo financing. They also provide lending support for refinancing, lots, new construction, investment properties and vacation homes. Landis continues the conversation, “It is unusual for us to work this way. In other organizations, you might have a cutthroat environment where mortgage officers are protecting their contacts and leads from each other, and not working together to advocate for their customers.” Stuhlmiller jumps in to finish, “That’s true. We don’t think about whether someone is my customer or Kassy’s customer. It’s about getting the job done. Our ultimate goal is making sure the customer is happy and has a wonderful experience with Starion Bank.” The team has proven their peculiar dynamic corresponds to success. Stuhlmiller regularly receives positive testimonials from her customers, “Brittany went beyond the call of duty to help my family get out of a difficult

situation and into a much more manageable one. Without her we may have lost our home.” Landis has made the list of top 1% of Mortgage Originators in Mortgage Executive Magazine four times: 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2020. She was also awarded the Scotsman Guide Top Originator and Scotsman Guide Top Women Originators in 2020. Both serve their community as board members for Bismarck Dollars for Scholars, and as affiliate members of the Bismarck-Mandan Homebuilders Association and Bismarck-Mandan Board of Realtors. Landis serves on the City of Bismarck Special Assessments Task Force. Stuhlmiller serves on the Parade of Homes Committee with the HBA and is the elected chair for the 2022 Parade of Homes.

Starion Bank 333 N 4th St Bismarck, ND 58502 701.223.6050 starionbank.com


Weisbeck joined Starion as a business banker in 2007 and moved up to Mandan Market President in 2015. Three short years later, in 2018, his role expanded to include overseeing all branches in Bismarck-Mandan. “Coming from a rural area, I know how meaningful it is when businesses treat you like family. We instill those same values into every interaction we have with our customers. Nothing makes me happier than greeting you with a handshake and a smile.” Weisbeck also understands Starion’s role in the local economy, “When you see the community flourishing, that’s the sign of a healthy community bank attracting new businesses and help established businesses grow.” He also serves as a member of the Mandan Growth Fund Committee, Bismarck-Mandan Chamber Board, Sanford Health Foundation Board and North Dakota Bankers Association Board.

Starion Bank 333 N 4th St Bismarck, ND 58502 701.223.6050 starionbank.com

Agribusiness Banking Lee Weisbeck Starion Bank 28 | FACES OF BISMARCK MANDAN 2021



ee Weisbeck grew up on a family farm near Herreid, South Dakota. He learned a diverse set of skills while handling dairy, beef, hog and grain production. “When you grow up on a farm,” says Weisbeck, “you're taught a work ethic that stays with you for the rest of your life.” He also learned the same Midwestern values that are the foundation of Starion Bank.


amantha Shoults and Andrea Birst have only been owners of The Hair Academy since August. However, that does not mean that they're new to the industry. Shoults' mother, Carol Bosch, was actually the previous owner of The Hair Academy, while Birst is a former hairstylist and current Owner of Glance Spa & Salon. The Hair Academy is a Nationally Accredited and award winning cosmetology school that offers services for everything from hair, nails, and skin care. Under the supervision of Shoults, Birst, and their staff, students are able to get real-world experience by perfecting their craft on reallife clients that walk through the door.

The Hair Academy 2101 E Broadway Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 701.255.3547 thehairacademynd.com


Samantha Shoults & Andrea Birst The Hair Academy


Subs & Fries

Jared Shoults, Colton Shoults & Miles Barkus Grand Junction Subs


rand Junction Subs is an award-winning sandwich shop with two locations in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Grand Junction has made a name for itself with its east-coast style grilled sandwiches, natural-cut Idaho potato fries and gigantic cookies. "Our menu was not developed overnight; we created the best sandwich in the area by working tirelessly with Vu Truong, the original Grand Junction


founder, and our fry process was overhauled with local legend, Reza Kamranian, Owner of the former local favorite, Reza's Pitch," said Colton Shoults. Grand Junction Subs is not your standard run-of-the-mill sandwich shop. Their subs are bursting with flavor and are grilled to perfection right before your eyes by their talented grillmasters who add flair by flipping spats like circus performers.

Grand Junction Subs also offers a full catering menu. *Grand Junction Subs also has a location in Mandan at 4524 Memorial Hwy Suite 108, Mandan, ND 58554

Grand Junction Subs 4303 Ottawa St Bismarck, ND 58503 701.595.7827 grandjunctionsubs.com

Pizza & Arcade

James Eastin, Amanda Erickson & Colton Shoults The CraftCade


he CraftCade is Bismarck's first and only retro arcade bar and pizzeria that features North Dakota's only 20 tap self-pour beer wall. With a full menu and bar, over 20 classic arcade games set on free play, and 4 new pinball machines, The CraftCade is one of the crown jewels of the Shoults Restaurant Group, which also owns Laughing Sun Brewing and both

Grand Junction Subs locations. At The CraftCade, which is open to all ages every Sunday, you can also find Black Jack, electronic pull tab machines, a boxing arcade and dart boards with dart leagues playing weekly. Every Wednesday night there's Karaoke and there's Trivia every Thursday with a killer themed prize package given to the winning team.

As if that isn't enough, The CraftCade is going to be expanding and adding another mezzanine above the front entrance for more pinball machines and a basketball shooting arcade.

The CraftCade 405 N 4th St Bismarck, ND 58501 701.450.1414 thecraftcade.com


Beer & Barbecue

James Eastin, Mike Frohlich, Colton Shoults & Jared Shoults Laughing Sun Brewing Company


aughing Sun Brewing is an award-winning brewery and restaurant in Bismarck that focuses on serving up fresh smoked BBQ and sides while creating great-tasting craft beer that is made with local ingredients. However, that is far from Laughing Sun's only focus. Since its inception in 2012 under Founder, Mike Frohlich, Laughing Sun has made a concerted effort to support local artists and musicians. In fact, Laughing Sun's "Sun Stage" is consistently mentioned as one of the


top live music venues in the state! The fun doesn't end there as Laughing Sun Brewing hosts a number of consistent events including trivia, art classes and private events/weddings. Patrons can also try their hand at axe throwing which was added to the restaurant in 2020, a year that saw Frohlich partner with Colton Shoults, Jared Shoults and James Eastin in order to take the business to the next level. "We pride ourselves on offering unique experiences that can only be found

at our brewery which includes axe throwing, brewery tours, live music and award-winning BBQ and beer," said Frohlich. "We also package our beer and have distribution throughout all of North Dakota and in Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana."

Laughing Sun Brewing Company 1023 E Front Ave Bismarck, ND 58504 laughingsunbrewing.com


Brian Jackson

Mighty Missouri Coffee Co.


ighty Missouri Coffee Co. sources, roasts and brews incredible coffee in Bismarck, and can be found throughout the Northern Plains wherever coffee is sold. Founded in 2012 and opening its first storefront coffee shop in 2016, Mighty Missouri has set out to be as proud of where it's from as it is about the coffee it produces. Every bag has "Another Day, Another Adventure" stamped on it, as well as "Roasted in Bismarck, North Dakota." Born and raised in Hazen, and a graduate of the University of Mary, CEO Brian Jackson started roasting coffee in hopes of creating a brand that honored that spirit of adventure. "It's a faith journey for me," said Jackson, who considers himself an unlikely business owner, following his intuition through a quickly growing company. Despite difficult years, Mighty Missouri has found success in no small part due to a mighty team of professionals dedicated to bringing people together through coffee. Mighty Missouri Coffee Co. has been featured in numerous publications including AAA Living, Big 10 Travel, and was recognized as Bismarck-Mandan's favorite breakfast place based on ratings from TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp, and Facebook.

Mighty Missouri Coffee Co. JOSIAH KOPP

1608 N Washington St Bismarck, ND 58501 701.251.0785 mightymissouri.com


Residential Home Builder

Ashley Anderson, Shawna Hastings, DeAnn Dingus & Katie Zimmer Verity Homes 34 | FACES OF BISMARCK MANDAN 2021



or the absolute best home building experience in Bismarck-Mandan. With hundreds of personalization options, an all-new portfolio of floor plans, and completely transparent pricing, turn to Verity Homes’ own Fab Four: Ashley Anderson, Shawna Hastings, DeAnn Dingus and Katie Zimmer,.

DeAnn Dingus was a daycare owner and operator before joining Verity, but she also has a background in sales. Her experience working with families made it an easy transition into the Verity sales team, as she knows the importance of timely communication and treats her customers as part of the family.

Ashley Anderson is the Selections Coordinator (along with our Director of Marketing). She puts her expert design skills to use with every new customer, guiding them through the fun part of picking out all the finishing touches of their new home. From custom kitchen cabinets to luxury master baths to optimizing exterior curb appeal, Ashley brings your vision to life.

Katie Zimmer came to Verity with more than 10 years of sales and customer service experience, ranging from auto sales to clothing. She knows how to put the customer’s needs first and prioritizes open communication with her home buyers. Katie was born and raised in Bismarck, so she knows the market extremely well.

Shawna Hastings joined the Verity team with more than 20 years of sales experience. Her background includes furniture and design, manufactured and modular home building, advertising and marketing. She’s also a licensed real estate agent who can help customers with every aspect of home buying, building and selling.

Verity Homes 3100 N 14th St Bismarck, ND 58503 701.566.0215 verityhomes.com



ismarck native, Jesse Walstad, practices criminal defense and civil litigation in Vogel Law Firm's Bismarck office. Jesse zealously defends his clients to ensure every person receives due process, fairness, and equal treatment before the law. Walstad brings a unique and valuable skill set to Vogel Law Firm, one of the oldest continuing law firms in North Dakota with more than 45 attorneys practicing in diverse areas across the firm’s four locations, including 12 attorneys in the Bismarck office. Walstad graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2012 and has completed over 20 years of military service, most recently as Trial Defense Counsel for the North Dakota National Guard. Walstad has successfully handled hundreds of civil, criminal, and military cases and successfully appealed cases to the North Dakota Supreme Court and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. For businesses and individuals alike, Walstad and the team at Vogel Law Firm offer an unrivaled breadth of knowledge and services to their clients. “Every single client is entitled to zealous advocacy,” said Walstad, “We at Vogel are committed to ensuring each client receives the best possible legal representation no matter the circumstances.”

Vogel Law Firm

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200 N 3rd St Ste 201 Bismarck, ND 58501 701.258.7899 vogellaw.com

Electrical Contractors Zac Flurer, Matt Wetsch, Thomas Wolf & Drew Flurer Skeels Electric Company


ounded in 1914, Skeels Electric Company prides itself in safety, superior workmanship, top-of-theline service, quality products, and a knowledgeable team of professionals. Their goal is to provide simple, honest and reliable electrical services so that the Bismarck-Mandan community can continue to flourish. Skeels Electric Company specializes in industrial, institutional, commercial, and residential wiring. Skeels Electric is also an installer of communications

wiring and electronics equipment, including copper and fiber communications systems. With 107 years in business, Skeels Electric continues to expand its ability to perform specialized electrical wiring required for current and future electrical, electronics, communications, and data wiring. As founding members of both Bismarck Industries and Bismarck Futures, Skeels Electric continues to give back to the community to help Bismarck and Mandan to prosper.

With qualified professionals and state-of-the art technology, their firm sets the standard in the BismarckMandan region. Skeels Electric is a 2016 Bismarck-Mandan Chamber EDC Granite Award Recipient, and has been a National Electrical Contractors Associate Member Since 1962.

Skeels Electric Company 217 N 23rd St Bismarck, ND 58501 701.223.5440 skeelselectric.com



reat treatment comes with a great experience. When you come to Feil Orthodontics, you join the Feil Family. They believe their patients deserve the very best during treatment and long after the braces come off. They won’t stop until they get to a genuine smile ready for a bright future. Feil Orthodontics is a group of highly trained, truly passionate people: passionate about the communities they serve, the patients they treat, and the work they do. They partner world-class orthodontic treatment with exceptional customer service to make orthodontic care an exciting, fun, and easy experience. You will see smiles on everyone here because they truly love what they do. Dr. Blake Feil is an orthodontist, entrepreneur, lifelong learner, and proud Bismarck-Mandan resident. He has been asking the community to “Smile with Feil” since opening Feil Orthodontics in 2009. Dr. Feil strongly believes that every person deserves to feel confident, capable, joyful, and worthy of a beautiful future and is proud to offer patients the latest advancements in orthodontics.

Feil Orthodontics 416 N 6th St - Bismarck, ND 58501 2610 Old Red Trail - Mandan, nd 58554 701.222.8668 bismarckbraces.com

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Cody Schirado & Daron Knodel Hebron Brick & Block Supply


ebron Brick & Block Supply is where homeowners can go for a friendly one-on-one experience while planning their next home project. They specialize in Kozy Heat & Napoleon Gas fireplace install and service as well as outdoor living fire features. They even stock an assortment of Amantii Electric Fireplaces for the homeowner who is looking for something trendier! The Hebron Brick Manufacturing Plant first opened in Hebron in 1904–N.D.'s oldest manufacturing plant. Today, Hebron Brick is the only manufacturer of brick in North Dakota and one of the most successful brick companies in the upper Midwest. Lead installer Cody Schirado joined Hebron in 2018 and Daron Knodel, who came to Hebron in 2017, assists with sales and design as well as

helping out the install team when needed. “Our builders and remodel contractors are top-notch!” says Store Manager Sue Blair. “Many are like family to us and we have an awesome staff that is familyoriented and dedicated to providing the best customer service experience possible…even after the sale!” Hebrock Brick Supply has donated to many local charities and helped complete projects focused on youth development and community. They are highly active in the BismarckMandan Home Builders Association.

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orn and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, Lonna Brooks took the entrepreneurial leap in 2011, leaving her secure corporate job to purchase Terry's Health Products, a business she truly believes in... for good reason. Terry's Health Products is an awardwinning local business that has been associated with natural health for 38 years, providing the highest quality natural and organic products available to meet everyone's needs. Terry's specializes in natural health supplements as well as natural and organic foods, herbs, spices, bulk items, allergy-free products and natural home and beauty products. Anything you need for your toxin and chemical-free lifestyle they have or can get for you. "Buying Terry's was absolutely the best decision that I ever made," said Lonna Brooks. "It sounds crazy, but coming to the store is one of my favorite things to do. love my team. I love and believe in our products. I believe that we are helping our community get healthier and take their health into their own hands. It is very rewarding to come to work every day."

Terry's Health Products 717 E Main Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 701.223.1026 terryshealthproducts.com

Health Products Lonna Brooks

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arson’s Tattooing is a familyowned tattoo studio offering body art, piercing, permanent makeup and retail clothing and accessories. Jon's entrepreneurial spirit started as a kid working with his dad, fixing up bikes and cars. After receiving training from Wyo Tech, BMW and Bismarck State College, Larson started his own business airbrushing classic cars. He later shifted from airbrushing his art on metal to tattooing it on skin. Jon’s primary focus is black and gray, but he can rock most any tattoo style. Jon and his wife, Amber, are deeply passionate about serving the community of Bismarck-Mandan. They built Larson's Tattooing to revitalize a

historic building in downtown Mandan and to provide an inviting space for anyone from first-time tattoo clients to tattoo collectors. Larson's Tattooing averages more than 600 tattoos per year while maintaining a small team and personalized service. Jon has won several "Best Tattoo" awards. His co-owner and wife, Amber Larson, has been named on Prairie Business's 40 Under 40 and Top 25 Women in Business lists.

Larson's Tattooing 216 W Main St Mandan, ND 58554 701.400.5217 larsonstattooing.com

Tattoos Jon Larson



Greg Baker, Kelly Baker, Jordyn Baker & Ally Baker BoxDrop Mattress & Sofa


oxDrop Mattress & Sofa is a family-owned and operated mattress and sofa discount warehouse. BoxDrop has name-brand mattresses and sofas for 30%-70% below retail pricing. They have everything from basic budget mattresses to Hybrid Gel memory foams, box springs, frames, and adjustable bases. They carry sofas, loveseats, sectionals and full-body massage chairs all way below retail pricing. Everything is laid out and sold


from the warehouse so customers can try it before they buy it. Owners Greg and Kelly met in college and have been married for 26 years. Over 20 of those years were spent in full-time ministry. The Baker family served in full-time ministry in various states for over 20 years - one of those being North Dakota. They fell in love with North Dakota and wanted to move back and put down roots. In 2019 they came back to Bismarck and started BoxDrop Mattress and Sofa.

Now they serve and minister in other ways and support their family through their family business. Serving the community is part of their DNA and it shows in the way they take care of their customers. Boxdrop Mattress is open by appointment only.

BoxDrop Mattress & Sofa 1307 Grumman Ln Ste C Bismarck, ND 58504 701.516.8677 boxdropbismarck.com

Architecture Brett Donat

EAPC Architects Engineers


ounded in 1967, EAPC Architects Engineers is an award-winning, full-service architecture and engineering design consulting firm in Bismarck. EAPC provides design services to many sectors including healthcare, education, multi-family housing, civic, workplace, commercial, hospitality, wellness, and industrial. EAPC creates usable, efficient, and beautiful structures and spaces that stimulate the senses and enrich the experience of the user. As a 2009 winner of the “Young Architect” award by AIA ND and now a Senior Architect and EAPC’s Western Region Manager, Brett Donat has managed various project sizes from schematic design to the warranty walk-through and beyond. With 20 years into his career, Donat has managed a $100+ million remodel of the New York, New York Hotel towers in Las Vegas. He has also led the charge on many multi-year projects in North Dakota, from a remodel of the Mother Baby floor at Sanford Health, to the completion of a fivephase, two-year, multiple large additions at Bismarck High School.

EAPC Architects Engineers 116 W Main Ave Ste A Bismarck, ND 58501 701.258.3116 eapc.net



allely Sport & Marine is a locallyowned family business serving the boat and powersport community since 1974. They have been selected 12 years in a row as a Boating Industry Magazine Top 100 boat dealership and a past award winner of Powersports Business Magazine’s Power 50. Vallely Sport & Marine is the most experienced dealership in North Dakota. They have been in business longer than any other marine dealership–47 years–and are the only multilocation dealership in the state. Their ability to service their customers at any location with the most experienced staff, and with the most modern facilities, is unmatched. Owner Josh Vallely began working in the industry at the young age of 14, and in 2012, became a third-generation owner of Vallely Sport & Marine and General Manager of the Bismarck location. Bismarck-Mandan is a huge boating and outdoor recreation area. Whether it is catching record walleyes or enjoying pontoon cruises along the Missouri River, Vallely Sport & Marine is here for you.

Vallely Sport & Marine 2800 E Bismarck Expressway Bismarck, ND 58504 701.258.9223 vallelymarine.com

Boating & Powersports Josh Vallely

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Beverage Distribution

Bill Jerome, Hunter Jerome & Arthur Jerome Jerome Distributing Inc.


ounded in 1927, Jerome Distributing is a beverage distribution company located in Bismarck, providing licensed alcohol retailers with major brands like Coors Light, Miller Lite, Blue Moon, White Claw and many more craft and local offerings. They also provide a wide array of non-alcoholic beverages like Red Bull, Arizona Tea, Sparkling Ice and much more. Jerome Distributing is five generations strong in providing the region with

well-known beers and beverages. The Jerome Family entered into the beer and beverage distribution world back in the early 1900s in Devils Lake as Jerome Wholesale Candy Company. Some stories even say that Grandma Gert ran shine through prohibition on her Candy Trucks. Jerome Distributing works not only to sell quality brands and provide great service but they also strive to make sure at the end of the day, their people are joyful and happy.

The Bismarck-Mandan area has truly become home for Jerome Distributing, especially giving back to the community by supporting the Annual Canoes for A Cause River Float and River Clean up.

Jerome Distributing Inc 3420 Miriam Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 701.258.6330 jeromedistributing.com



0 Steak & Seafood is a full-service restaurant that specializes in steaks and seafood. They offer five unique dining rooms, each with a different theme that pays tribute to North Dakota: Women of the Prairie, Cattlemans Room, Governors Room, Three Forks Room and the Family Room. Each dining room has a fireplace and a cozy atmosphere. Executive Chef Alan Abryzo grew up in Utah and started working in restaurants at a young age. He fell in love with a Bismarck girl and they moved to Bismarck to start a family. Alan's love for making people happy through food shows in his work. 40 Steak & Seafood takes beef to a whole new level; they are the only restaurant in the midwest that dry ages their steaks in-house an old technique that is rarely used today. A couple of their recognitions include International Steakhouse of the Year by Certified Angus Beef as well as Best Steakhouse in ND by The Daily Meal.

40 Steak & Seafood 1401 E Interchange Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 701.255.4040 40steakandseafood.com

Alan Abryzo

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Steak & Seafood

Office Technology Darin Hinsz, Shad Kusler & Ken Koch Advanced Business Methods


s a 100% employee-owned organization, Advanced Business Methods (ABM) employees have a vested stake in the success of the organization, a direct reflection of customer happiness. “We continue to provide outstanding customer service by going back to the basics of pure connection and making sure our customers know we are there for them. When a real human answers the phone call and not a robot; when you see your fellow customers shopping at the same grocery store or at your child’s football game; that is how they know we are

on their team and keeping their money right here in the Bismarck-Mandan area.” For half a century, ABM has been providing services and equipment to their customers, phasing all the way back to the sale of typewriters. Staff members like Ken Koch, Shad Kusler, and Darin Hinsz need to stay on their toes in the ever-changing landscape of office technology. Bismarck has been a strong community for ABM to blossom and build customer relationships in since it’s arrival in the

1980’s. “Our customers here are what make going to work each morning so easy. It’s the North Dakota roots and pride that we all carry that makes us proud to be born, based and providing service in North Dakota," says Darin Hinsz, who has been with ABM for over 21 years.

Advanced Business Methods 4480 Coleman St Bismarck, ND 58503 701.250.0597 abmnow.com



endy Kopp, PhD, MSN, RN, vice president of nursing and clinical services for the Sanford Health Bismarck region, was born and raised in the Bismarck area, and has seen how much the community and its health care needs have grown over the years. She loves working at Sanford Health to create and sustain a supportive environment where nurses feel empowered to provide excellent patient care and make patient safety a priority. Sanford Health has also implemented the Sanford Accountability for Excellence (SAFE) program, which provides the skills and confidence to all employees to speak up for what is right and help keep their patients safe. This program is part of Sanford’s commitment to making a significant impact on the health and healing of the communities they serve. The Bismarck region of Sanford Health is a Magnet-designated health system, which is the highest quality standard an organization can receive for its nurses and the care they provide.

Sanford Health Bismarck, ND sanfordhealth.org

Healthcare Systems & Hospitals Wendy Kopp, PhD, MSN, RN

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odd Schaffer, MD, has been with Sanford Health for nearly seven years, specializing in treating acute illnesses and injuries in Sanford’s walk-in clinics in Bismarck before assuming his role as VP of clinic in 2019. As of Nov. 1, Dr. Schaffer has begun a new role as the president/CEO of the Sanford Health Bismarck region. As a Carrington, North Dakota native, Dr. Schaffer, knows the importance of bringing safe, high-quality health care close to home. Sanford Health puts patients first, and centers every decision around patient safety and patient experience. Sanford continues to add new services and outreach services to meet the needs of the communities they serve throughout central and western North Dakota, eastern Montana and northern South Dakota. Dr. Schaffer is honored to be part of a health care system and work alongside frontline staff who continue to rise to the challenge and meet the needs of their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sanford Health Bismarck, ND sanfordhealth.org

Healthcare Systems & Hospitals Dr. Todd Schaffer Sanford Health



harras and Tequila is an award-winning Mexican restaurant in Bismarck. With a diverse array of dishes and drinks, Charras and Tequila serve the finest Mexican Cuisine and Tequila in the state. Their family-based team is dedicated to creating the best experience for their customers and the local community. Charras and Tequila takes pride in ensuring that their dishes (cooked by Chef Silvestre Fernandez, Sous Chef Juan Sandoval and Chef Apprentice

Moises Arias) and drinks are prepared with the highest quality ingredients available, and their selection of Tequila is sourced from the most exclusive distilleries in México. Mendoza's venture into the restaurant industry began when he and three other friends opened a restaurant in Bemidji, MN. It was there that he was able to take a deep dive into the field of Mexican Cuisine and Tequila. He continued his venture by opening three other locations, including Bismarck.

Charras and Tequila's vision from the beginning has always been to present their open kitchen concept in order to showcase their sanitary practices and the effort their chefs take to create each dish—alongside with providing the greatest Mexican cuisine and the finest selection Tequila.

Charras and Tequila 4503 Skyline Crossings Bismarck, ND 58503 701.751.2233 charrasandtequila.com

Mexican Cuisine

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ounded in 2018 by Lonna Brooks, a nominee for a seat with the National Board of Directors for the Hemp Industries Association, Peace Garden Hemp specializes in bringing Organic North Dakota grown hemp products, including hemp superfoods such as hulled hemp and hemp seed oil and extracts such as full-spectrum oil, broad-spectrum oil and CBD Isolates to anyone looking to enjoy the many wellness benefits hemp has to offer. In just three short years, Peace Garden Hemp's dedication to quality and unwavering standards have helped their line of products become the top sold North Dakota hemp food and hemp extract brand. "Just like with our parent company Terry's Health Products, we believe that nature has provided some amazing healers for our body," said Peace Garden Hemp CEO and Founder Lonna Brooks. "Plants and herbs that have been healing humans for thousands of years, long before modern medicine. The hemp plant is one of those amazing healers."

Peace Garden Hemp 717 E Main Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 701.223.1026 peacegardenextracts.com

Hemp & CBD

Lonna Brooks, CEO and Founder Peace Garden Hemp



ismarck & Mandan Tire & Auto Centers specialize in tire sales, service, and mechanical repairs. They specialize in passenger, light truck, agriculture, and commercial tires. They also do onsite farm tire service calls and emergency 24-hour roadside tire service. Bismarck & Mandan Tire & Auto Centers are also proud to serve their local Police, Highway Patrol, Farmers and Ranchers and other Government agencies in their community. Third-Generation Owner Rachel Gietzen proudly carries the 65-year legacy Bismarck & Mandan Tire Centers have established in the community. Her personal mission is to help women feel comfortable in a tire and auto care center; she knows what it feels like to be a female customer in an auto care center and not know if you are being taken advantage of. Gietzen strives for every customer to feel like a trusted friend is advising them on their vehicle’s repair needs when they are in her stores.

Bismarck & Mandan Tire & Auto Centers 503 N 4th St Bismarck, ND 58501 701.223.1722 bismantire.com


Rachel Gietzen

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Chiropractic Care Dr. Greg Chuppe, Dr. Steve Chuppe, Dr. Carlson, Callie Frank, Dr. Mack, Dr. Moritz & Dr. Wolf Chuppe Health


huppe Health, more well known as Chuppe Chiropractic, offers much more than spinal adjustments when caring for their patients. At Chuppe Health, the Doctors are concerned about the overall health and wellness of each patient. For that reason, their analysis includes nerve testing of the entire spine, Kinesiology and muscle testing, and testing nerve signal strength to your arms, legs, and cranial area, depending upon your condition. The Chuppe Doctors believe in a healthy lifestyle of proper nutrition and daily exercise that is personalized to fit each patient based on their time freedom, physical ability, and level of

health motivation. For that reason, they also offer a full line of pharmaceutical grade supplements and nutritional counseling for patients desiring a more holistic approach to their health. Aside from Chiropractic care, Dr. Jodi Wolf offers an expert level of Physical Therapy that offers sound advice for posture and activities, specific exercise programs to fit each patient, and pain management techniques that include cupping and dry needling. Finally, the Doctors at Chuppe Health provide a professional level of care for sports injuries and sports performance enhancement. From

baseball and basketball, to football and volleyball, all athletes can benefit from the expertise and experience at Chuppe Health. At Chuppe Health, they promise: • To provide you with honest answers • To honor your unique body, life, and health goals • To give you 100% effort from Doctors and Staff • To treat you like family!

Chuppe Health 1936 N 11th St Bismarck ND 58503 701.258.0029 chuppe.com


Professional Sports

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ounded in 2016, the Bismarck Bucks remain the only professional football franchise in North Dakota. The Bucks offer a unique, highlevel and affordable experience with a family-fun atmosphere. At the forefront of that experience is General Manager, Heidi Ripplinger. Since joining the Indoor Football League in 2019, the Bucks have expanded the in-game fan opportunities by offering a customized "on-the-floor VIP experience.” During this time, the Bucks have also been recognized for their community relations efforts, including the Young Bucks Training Camp for kids, game operations, hospitality and statewide broadcast earning them honorable mentions by the IFL. On the field, Head Coach Rod Miller has led the Bucks to the playoffs this past season in the Bucks second playing season in the IFL. This past year the Bucks also introduced the league’s first and most extensive off-site training camp located in Watford City. The IFL is the undisputed leader among professional indoor football leagues worldwide, featuring the world's best indoor football players and coaches. There are currently 16 teams in the IFL, with 15 of those teams playing in 2022.

Bismarck Bucks 923 E Interstate Ave Bismarck, ND 58503 701.595.0771 bismarckbucks.com


Family Dentistry Matt Deeter, DDS & Lucas Deeter DDS Deeter Dental


eeter Dental has been providing general and advanced dentistry services to the Bismarck and Garrison community for over 45 years. Deeter Dental was founded by Dr. Terry Deeter and has developed a reputation for providing exceptional dental care for all. The Deeter Dental family has over 75 years of combined experience in dentistry. Dr. Matt Deeter focuses on all aspects of general dentistry while Dr. Lucas Deeter focuses on


sedation, implant dentistry and the treatment of TMD with a physiological approach. The diversity of care offered enables Deeter Dental to provide their guests vastly exceptional treatments including orthodontic services addressing airway and arch development.

At Deeter Dental, their mission is to provide state-of-the-art dental care assisting their guests in preserving their oral health for a lifetime, employing a collaborative environment where team members and guests work together to achieve optimal results.

As a result, you can be confident your dental care is performed using the most advanced technology available including digital x-rays, Cone Beam CT technology, digital impressions, and lasers.

Deeter Dental 745 W Interstate Ave Bismarck, ND 58503 701.222.1800 deeterdentalgroup.com

Family Law

Erica Shively & Betsy Elsberry Elsberry & Shively, P.C.


he attorneys and staff at Elsberry & Shively guide their clients through the family law system with expertise in mediation, litigation, adoption, complex asset division, and child support matters. In addition to practicing family law, they also practice in the areas of criminal, oil and gas, and probate law. Betsy Elsberry and Erica Shively both earned their Juris Doctorate with distinction from the University of

North Dakota School of Law. After law school, Betsy clerked at the North Dakota Supreme Court and then entered private practice. Erica worked for the State of North Dakota including as a public defender, and then she entered private practice. The two opened Elsberry & Shively, P.C. in 2014. The attorneys and staff at Elsberry & Shively pride themselves on their customer service. They know that navigating the legal system can

be overwhelming. They use their experience and expertise to mitigate the stress of the legal process, achieve their clients’ legal goals, and make change a bit easier. Your family is their priority.

Elsberry & Shively, P.C. 103 S 3rd St Ste 5 Bismarck, ND 58501 701.557.3384 nodaklaw.com



Michael B. Herzog, PGA Hawktree Golf Club


awktree Golf Club is your destination golf course in


As a PGA Professional, Herzog offers private lessons, tournament preparation and execution, fundraising and military appreciation and facilitates many camps and activities for the future of the game– the kids. He provides many lasting experiences within the golf game for the young and old at Hawktree and the surrounding community. Hawktree Golf Club was built to provide Bismarck with a golfing experience unlike any other. "The best thing about my career is that I get to live my


passion," said Herzog. "You don’t get what you wish for, you get what you work for—and being able to teach the game and all its aspects is very rewarding." Through his efforts and the junior programs, Herzog and Hawktree Golf Club have been recognized as a Top 50 U.S. Kids Coach, as well as being recognized as a Top 50 Public Range in the Country by the Golf Range Association of America.

Hawktree Golf Club 3400 Burnt Creek Loop Bismarck, ND 58503 701.355.0995 hawktree.com


Randy Ulmer & Ulmer Auction Team Ulmer Auction


f Ulmer Auction is lacking in anything, it certainly isn't credentials. Both Randy Ulmer and 2015 South Dakota State Auction Champ Brent Ulmer have built up resumes that are tough to match. Randy Ulmer's career officially began after he graduated from the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings,

MT. Brent graduated in Bismarck from Century High School, earned degrees from Worldwide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, IA and Advanced Auctioneer Academy in Phoenix, AZ in order to carry on the family business. After graduating, Brent went on to make stops all around the world, building up his auctioneering skillset in places such as the Philippines.

The secret to the Ulmers’ success, Randy says, is simple. “We're established. We're fair and we're honest with people.”

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Family Automotive Sales & Services Chris Schneider & Team Bismarck Motor Company



ismarck Motor Company is a TEAM of 135 that is empowered to create an atmosphere that encourages teamwork, integrity and excellence in order to meet the changing needs of their customers with unmatched quality automotive products and services. "Together, we set and continually improve sales, service and operational standards," said Owner/ General Manager Chris Schneider. "It is our mission to exceed our guests’ and employees’ expectations and maintain their loyalty for a lifetime." With teamwork at the forefront, Schneider and his teammates

have helped grow the number of employees two-fold, sales three-fold and service capacity four-fold. "We understand the reputation salespeople in our industry have," said Schneider. "That's why we're going against the grain and are proud to offer one price and transparency throughout the car buying process and a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee! Nothing is more important to us than our long-term relationships with our employees, our guests, their families." An importance on values doesn't end with customer experience. Any Bismarck Motor Company employee could tell you that.

"We have nothing of greater value than our people and their families," said Schneider whose company has donated over $1 million to community organizations since 2011. "We respect the uniqueness of every individual and believe that such an attitude will build a team of confident, creative members possessing a high degree of initiative, self-respect and selfdiscipline."

Bismarck Motor Company 1100 NE 57th Ave Bismarck, ND 58503 701.258.1944 bismarckmotorcompany.com



Katrin Brucker & Eve Kostelecky Every Eye


very Eye is a family focused optometry clinic dedicated to providing exceptional care in a friendly atmosphere. Whether you're looking for new glasses, the latest in contact lenses or an optometrist that loves to spend time giving each patient the care they deserve, you'll find a great fit at Every Eye! Dr. Eve and Dr. Kat are both natives of Bis-Man and offer comprehensive


eye exams as well as same-day appointments for unexpected problems like ocular redness, irritation or vision changes.

prescriptions. Every Eye optical offers many must-see affordable frames; come check out the great selection!

One thing that sets Every Eye apart is their ability to offer the latest technology. They are proud to offer an on-site lab, meaning they are able to fabricate your pair of glasses the same day you place your order for many

306 W Main St Mandan, ND 58554 701.751.2330 everyeyeod.com

Every Eye


ive Star Storage has offered clean, premium, competitively priced self-storage in Bismarck since 2017–and to the rest of North Dakota since 2004. They offer oversize storage, temperature control storage, standard storage, enclosed courtesy trailers for their tenants, plus a one-stop merchandise store. Taking care of people, not just property—Five Star Storage’s mission and values are what set them apart. Their commitment is to serving the self-storage needs of their customers in a professional manner through superior customer service. Tricia Zinke joined Five Star Storage in 2017 as an Area Manager. She currently oversees both sites in Bismarck and the three in Dickinson. “I feel like I was made for this industry," said Zinke. With 21 personal moves herself, she has the utmost empathy and respect for tenants moving. Five Star Storage also believes in giving back to the community. They have supported many local organizations during Giving Hearts Day, as well as donated to Keeping the Promise, Designer Genes, Bismarck Public Schools/ Students in Transition and Welcome House.

Five Star Storage 3320 Hamilton St Ste 6 Bismarck, ND 5850 701.751.7511 fivestarstorage.biz

Self Storage Tricia Zinke Five Star Storage



Doug Jensen & Team

Bismarck State College North Dakota’s Polytechnic Institution

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ounded in 1939, Bismarck State College is North Dakota’s only Polytechnic Institution, offering highquality education, workforce training and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities. BSC has been providing a flexible, quality, affordable college education to the region for more than 80+ years. Whether someone is a traditional-age student starting their academic journey, an adult student or industry professional looking to change or advance their career, or a business needing to train employees with new or additional skillsets, BSC can help them succeed. BSC offers associate degrees, diploma and certificate programs and three bachelor’s degree programs. Students who earn their associate degree at BSC can transfer seamlessly to a 4-year university or finish their bachelor’s degree on campus or

online through cooperative degree programs with Minot State University, Dickinson State University, Valley City State University and the University of North Dakota. BSC believes that an important part of a college education happens when class isn’t in session. BSC hosts a wide array of athletic events, band and choral concerts, readings, enrichment courses, youth programs, visiting artists, art exhibits and plays on campus for not only their students but the entire community. Today, BSC is the third-largest institution in the North Dakota University System serving approximately 4,000 college students annually, and another 22,000 community members through continuing education and professional training. To date, BSC offers more than 80+ technical and transfer programs, including specialized programs developed by

industry leaders that allow students to pursue high-wage, rewarding careers. As a polytechnic institution, BSC offers programs that cross disciplines and engages students in hands-on learning grounded in the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEM)— readying them to solve complex social, economic and community problems and achieve success in the real world. BSC has expanded its footprint nationally and globally by being recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and as the National Energy Center of Excellence.

Bismarck State College 1500 Edwards Ave Bismarck, ND 58506 701.224.5400 bismarckstate.edu



ince 1948, Western Products has been providing quality home improvement products across the region. Mandan natives Mike and Peggy Bullinger purchased the company in 1984 and happily welcomed their three daughters—Nikki Nelson, Kelly McComb, and Toni Sandin—to the growing team. As President and Marketing Director respectively, Mike and Kelly are proud to be one of the largest family-owned home improvement companies in the Upper Midwest. “We’ve had the privilege of working with over 70,000 happy homeowners,” Kelly said. “We are here for our customers now and well into the future.” Sourcing products from companies—many of which are Midwest-based—that share their same values, Western Products sells and installs Renewal by Andersen replacement windows and doors in Bismarck, Mandan and beyond. Andersen’s premium, American-made products align perfectly with Western Products’ wide range of home improvement products such as siding, roofing, gutters. In 2020, Western Products was named one of Prairie Business Magazine’s “50 Best Places to Work”—a testament to their customerfocused commitment and company culture. In addition, the team proudly earned the coveted Renewal by Andersen Green Diamond Award for customer satisfaction. “We believe when we exceed homeowners’ expectations, we’ve made a positive impact on both their homes and their lives. To excel at something and to matter in someone’s life is a very fulfilling proposition,” said Kelly. “This opportunity is not something we take for granted.”

Western Products 2385 Vermont Ave Bismarck, ND 58504 701.667.2055 westernproducts.com


Mike Bullinger & Kelly McComb Western Products 66 | FACES OF BISMARCK MANDAN 2021


Security Systems Cameron Fleck

NewVision Security, LLC


ameron Fleck grew up with exposure to working on police cars and CCTV cameras. It wasn’t long before electronics became his passion. He started NewVision out of a garage, working to get the company up and running. Nearly a year later, he had left his job, rented a shop, and NewVision became his full-time focus. NewVision's mission is to protect life and property in the communities they serve; using powerful technologies as a force for good. “Our team has grown so much in the past few years; we’ve got all of the technology that the big national companies have," said Fleck. "Plus [we have] a local team that can rise up to the challenges of the very biggest jobs in the region.” The team at NewVision are not afraid of long hours; they’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done—whether it’s here in North Dakota or across the midwest. NewVision Security won Best of the Best 2021 for 2 categories: Best Local Security Company and Best Audio/ Video Company.

Newvision Security, LLC 3320 Hamilton St Ste 5 Bismarck, ND 58503 701.222.8888 newvisionnd.com


Civil Engineering Tony Wood Mountain Plains


ountain Plains is a professional service provider specializing in engineering, land surveying and utility locating. Their resume includes extensive experience with residential, commercial, municipal, oil field, and rural utility industries. They can assist in tasks as simple as helping a homeowner create a site plan for the construction of their new house to as complex as helping a developer take a large tract of land from concept to platted and fully developed subdivision with streets, drainage, water, and sewer. Additionally, Mountain Plains assists city and county governments with their engineering. Their civil engineering team provides municipal and road design along with construction oversight. President Tony Wood started Mountain Plains to facilitate the needs of area rural electrical cooperatives through staking out new power lines for construction. The ultimate goal was to build a reputable firm that thrived both in the oil field and aside from the oil field. Currently, Mountain Plains employs three licensed professional civil engineers, four licensed professional land surveyors and multiple qualified technical staff members.

Mountain Plains 1300 Tacoma Ave Ste A Bismarck, ND 58504 701.557.3348 mtnplains.com 68 | FACES OF BISMARCK MANDAN 2021

Real Estate Closing Nick Hacker, Erin Schmitz, Gina Hruby, DesiRae Moser, Brianna Schneider & Mariah Rhoads The Title Team


he Title Team was founded as North Dakota Guaranty & Title Company in 1956 in Bismarck, ND by Myron H. Atkinson. It began as a three-person operation committed to providing quality service to the Bismarck and Mandan communities. Recently, The Title Team has taken on a new look and a new unified name that connects their offices. Their brand may start to look different, but their

commitment to their customers and exceptional service will remain the same. The Title Team has empowered their team to find new, better ways to serve their communities. Whether it is helping a newly married couple purchase their first home or bringing a large commercial project to a community, they are proud to be a part of the process.

The Title Team is passionate about giving back to the communities they serve. From blood drives to school supply drives, dispersing homemade blankets to helping pet shelters, they are always looking for ways to give back to the Bismarck-Mandan community.

The Title Team 324 N 3rd St Bismarck, ND 58501 701.223.6835 thetitleteam.com


Healthcare Staffing Converdia Healthcare Team Converdia Health Staffing



onverdia Health, recently named "Emerging Business of the Year" by Bridge, is a healthcare staffing agency dedicated to helping fill the gaps in healthcare coverage brought on by area's rural landscape and labor shortage. "The award is a great tribute to all of our frontline workers who have been dedicated to caring for patients within this community and region," said a spokesperson for Converdia Health. "Both our internal staff and our healthcare clinicians have shown tremendous resiliency and determination over the course of the challenges during COVID. This award highlights all those efforts." Converdia Health has managed to leverage its trust-based and serviceoriented mission to expand its coverage from five medical facilities to 25 in just two short years of existence. "Throughout the growth, we will always be committed to providing excellent service with quality healthcare professionals and staying focused on our core values," said the spokesperson.

Converdia Health Staffing 2108 S University Dr Ste 106B Fargo, ND 58103 701.478.3460 converdiahealth.com


Commercial Construction

Eric Brenden & Tom Todd Northwest Contracting


ounded in 1983, Northwest Contracting is a full-service Construction Manager and Design-Build General Contractor with the knowledge and experience to build anything from schools, medical facilities, restaurants, pre-engineered metal buildings and multi-use buildings to small commercial build-outs as well as light industrial buildings.


This deep base of knowledge has allowed Northwest Contracting to grow steadily alongside the Bismark-Mandan community, a community where Northwest Contracting's employees love to work, live and play. "Our goal is to build quality buildings at a fair price," said Co-Owner Tom Todd. "We want to exceed the expectations of our customers. Meeting and exceeding

the wants and needs of our customers and being a part of the team the helps them reach their goals is the reason we do what we do."

Northwest Contracting 2840 Valley Forge St Bismarck, ND 58503 701.255.7727 northwestcontracting.com


stablished in 1933, Peacock Alley is North Dakota's oldest both restaurant and bar. They are a full-service restaurant that specializes in beef and martinis. They sell their bloody mary and bloody Caesar mix in over 170 locations in four states. Additionally, Peacock Alley has had four US Presidents visit them over the years.

have the freshest food possible; they have no microwaves and prepare all of their food from scratch.

The legacy, food and setting sets Peacock Alley apart from others. They work hard every day to ensure they

Some of these recognitions and awards include being named Best of the Midwest by Midwest Living

After making a career change from Natuzzi Furniture to the restaurant industry, Dale Zimmerman, along with his wife Melodie, purchased Peacock Alley, starting a new adventure and earning recognitions along the way.

Magazine, Best of North Dakota by Food Network, best restaurant worth traveling for by Trip Advisor, National Cattlemans Association Beef Innovator of the Year and Top 100 independent restaurants in the USA by FSR magazine.

Peacock Alley 422 E Main Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 701.221.2333 peacock-alley.com

downtown Dining Dale & Melodie Zimmerman Peacock Alley



illiquors has been voted the Bismarck Tribune Best of the Best liquor store seven years running and has been named a Top 100 Retailer of the Year by Beverage Dynamics 3 years running. Williquors strives to provide their customers with the best selection of wine, spirits, beer, and more. Customer service and selection are their specialties. Williquors offers a great in-store customer shopping experience as well as a call ahead curbside pick-up ordering service. Williquors offers everyday low prices on over 250 items and offers a biweekly insert sale flyer in the Bismarck Tribune. Williquors has in-store tastings every Thursday from 3:30-6:30 and every Friday from 4:00-7:00 to give their customers a chance to sample new and innovative products. Williquors General Manager Brent Skjerseth has worked in every side of the wine and spirits industry, from being in beer and wine sales to starting his own wine consulting business. Additionally, Skjerseth has received the Certified Specialist of Wine Certification from the Society of Wine Educators.

Williquors 3025 Yorktown Dr Bismarck, ND 58503 701.751.7373 williquors.com

Liquor Stores Brent Skjerseth Williquors


Shipping Containers Brent Ulmer & Team The Container Pros


he Container Pros is locally owned and family operated business that is ready and willing to fulfill your storage needs. These versatile containers have been designed into homes, shops, storm shelters, mobile offices and more, the possibilities are endless! “We can help you envision just

what your looking for and help make it a reality," said Owner Brent Ulmer. “Honestly this is our passion. We enjoy seeing all the things our customers can do with these containers” The Container Pro staff is knowledgeable and they care about the quality of their product, meaning they will always be cargo worthy and

you will always get to see what you're purchasing before they deliver it to your location.

The Container Pros 9610 51st Ave SE Ashley, ND 58413 701.329.1838 thecontainerpros.com


Hauling & Roll Offs Scott Werner U Call I Haul LLC


Call I Haul LLC provides aggregate hauling and transportation via end dump trucks, side dump, roll-off, semi flatbed, building demolitions, site preparation work, snow removal services, snow hauling, farmyard/scrap hauling and equipment transportation. Bismarck entrepreneur and owner Scott Werner grew up chasing just about anything that had to do with trucks and equipment. In high school, he joined the National Guard which


only helped further grow his hard work ethic and leadership skills. Werner has been to many places and worn many hats but found being self-employed was the best fit– which ultimately led him to founding U Call I Haul in 2009. "We get our motivation from knowing that no matter how big or small of a part we played in someone's project, we are still an important part," said Werner. "We strive to always provide quality service at an affordable rate."

Having been born and raised in Bismarck, Werner has taken deep pride in the community as not only a local citizen but also as a contributing contractor.

U Call I Haul LLC PO Box 2772 Bismarck, ND 58502 701.400.0266 ucallihaul.net

Residential Realtors Dan Eastgate, Nicole DeKrey, Mike Bohrer & Cory McLindsay Venture Real Estate


enture Real Estate offers professional real estate services by taking a clientcentered, communityminded approach. The core group of four highperforming real estate agents has diverse and unique professional experiences in multiple industries and markets, benefiting their client's and community's interests. Because they work collaboratively, clients benefit from their vast experience and collective knowledge. Working

together gives clients the best possible experience while maximizing value & minimizing the stress of real estate transactions. Venture Real Estate believes that by providing the highest level of service, their clients experience a relationshipbased business model that has lasting impacts throughout their community. They believe that building and sustaining solid communities helps everyone. Venture Real Estate's focus is

on building healthy and thriving communities by creating strong neighborhoods. It's their privilege to be a small part of that process through homeownership. It's the people of Bismarck-Mandan that ultimately make it "the place" to call home.

Venture Real Estate 601 N 5th St Bismarck, ND 58501 701.354.7540 venturend.com


Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

Blake Wagner, Randy Axvig & Jeremy Butman Prairie Engineering, P.C. 78 | FACES OF BISMARCK MANDAN 2021


rairie Engineering, PC has provided mechanical and electrical consulting services for all types of buildings since 1979. Mechanical engineering services include building system assessments, HVAC, plumbing and fire protection design as well as building automation and control system design. Electrical engineering services include building electrical system assessments and arc fault studies, lighting and power layout design as well as low voltage, communication and life safety system design.

The professional team at Prairie Engineering, PC works closely with building owners and other design professionals to provide a final product that is safe, efficient, functional and reliable, that will serve the building’s occupants for decades. Prairie Engineering, PC’s continued goal is to improve our communities and increase functionality through tailored building system designs so that current and future generations have productive and efficient facilities. Professional awards include LEED Platinum, Gold and

Silver Building certifications as well as Energy Star Building recognitions. Prairie Engineering, PC supports and serves the communities of North Dakota with their civic involvement and technical expertise and takes pride in providing high quality engineering services to the region.

Prairie Engineering, P.C. 619 Riverwood Dr Ste 205 Bismarck, ND 58504 701.258.3493 prairieengineeringpc.com


Men's Fashion Alex Dahl

Halberstadt’s Bismarck


alberstadt’s Bismarck is a full-service men’s clothing store. They offer both formal and casual menswear items such as suits, sport coats, shoes, denim, sport shirts, ties and more. They cater to all sizes, including big/tall, and offer alteration services. Halberstadt’s carries designer brands such as Peter Millar, Johnston & Murphy, Mizzen+Main, 7Diamonds, Mavi and Hart Schaffner Marx. Halberstadt’s Bismarck is a locally-owned store that provides a fun shopping environment. Their tremendous staff takes pride in helping you every step of the way with all of your menswear needs. Halberstadt’s carries brands not found anywhere else in town, making it truly a unique experience. Halberstadt's Bismarck is able to thrive because of their fantastic customers. Their staff loves seeing familiar faces, but also get excited when a first-time customer stops in. This is ongoing and keeps them energized to provide a top-notch experience each day.

Halberstadt’s Bismarck 508 E Main Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 701.751.0191 halberstadtsbismarck.com



our Day by Nicole is an allencompassing bridal boutique in downtown Fargo, ND with a second location opening in the Kirkwood Mall in Bismarck. Nicole's goal is to create a warm inviting experience and equip each bride with knowledge on silhouette, application of detail and structure of a gown. By approaching each consultation with this mentality she achieves a confident bride who feels amazing in the shape she chose for her big day! Your Day by Nicole was born out of a desire to support each bride's uniqueness and creativity. In the shop, you will find bridal and bridesmaid gowns and more. Prior to opening, she designed custom wedding accessories for 13 years. In her boutique, she and her team continue this passion and encourage the custom process by way of an in-house design team. You'll find everything you need for your wedding from gowns to accessories. As they continue to grow, Your Day by Nicole's core vision remains the same: being a fashionforward bridal boutique for the creative bride wanting a one-of-a-kind experience.

Your Day by Nicole 642 Kirkwood Mall Bismarck, ND 58504 701.478.1970 yourdaybynicole.com

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