Faces Of Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo 2021

Written by: Brady Drake

I 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 as well.

Of course, I love and will champion the idea of promoting our great community. This concept is a great way to represent how special Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo is. Yet, I decided to wait until 2021 to bring this product to the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area. We hope you enjoy this publication and take the opportunity to get to know some of the people behind our thriving business community.

In 11 years, we have been able to create over 400 magazines. All of which are solely based in telling positive community stories! This is another piece to that puzzle and I truly believe you will enjoy reading about your friends and neighbors in the ensuing pages.

This publication is considered a “native advertising piece” in the publishing industry. This means that each “Face of” is a sponsored page and paid for by that advertiser. However, this is not a “Best of” publication – it is simply a way for our community to see some of the “Faces” of respective businesses. In turn, we are connecting our 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 50,000 copies free to the public. Our sales and editorial teams tried to ensure that we reached out to credible “Faces” of the categories we choose. 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!

-Mike Dragosavich, Publish

The Faces Of

Face Of CBD: Brett Erpelding , Northland Vapor

Face Of Men’s hair: Troy Rinehardt, Men’s Hair Co.

Face Of Residential Realtor: Aaron Greterman, Dream Real Estate

Face Of Wealth Management: Tom Stadum, Fjell Capital

Face Of HR and Payroll Services: Paul Highness & Kriss Burns, PRO Resources

Face Of Diamonds: Aaron Wimmer, Wimmer’s Diamonds

Face Of North Fargo Sports Bar: Nick Swanson, Herd & Horns

Face Of Business Technology: Shawn Peterson, Liberty Business Systems

Face Of Ice Cream: Troy and Diane DeLeon, The Historic Moorhead Dairy Queen

Face Of Youth Soccer: Staff, Players, Coaches & Families, Tri-City United Soccer Club

Face Of Residential Architecture: Jackson Strom & Team, Strom Architecture

Face Of Internet provider: Steve Mattern, Midco

Face Of Auto Detailing: Sarah Garza, The Auto Spa

Face Of Tattoo Studios: Joe Garza, Golden Needle Tattoo Studio

Face Of Residential Roofing: Adam Olson, Allstar Construction

Face Of BBQ: Amie Ysteboe Hopper & Steve Hopper, The Piggy BBQ

Face Of Self storage: Ben Hendricks, Five Star Storage

Face Of Interior Design & Window Coverings: Sylvia Lunski & Team, Design Direction

Face Of Home Building: Jessica Metcalf, Thomsen Homes

Face Of Home Building: Nate Anderson, Thomsen Homes

Face Of Home Building: Korey Zellers, Thomsen Homes

Face Of Home Building: Darcy Riddle, Thomsen Homes

Face Of Wedding Venues: Leah Halvorson, Avalon Events Center

Face Of Event Production: Brian Bestge, Mobile Pro

Face Of Men’s Fashion: Barry Gruchow & Team, Halberstadt’s On Broadway

Face Of Fine Dining: Taylor Snelling, Mezzaluna

Face Of Curly Hair Salon: Kristy Zimmerman, Uptown Curl

Face Of Windows: Mike Bullinger & Kelly McComb, Western Products

Face Of Fishing: Matthew Schneider, SCHEELS

Face Of Golf: Justin Gehrke, SCHEELS

Face Of Athletic Apparel: Amanda Levin, SCHEELS

Face Of Baseball: Andrew Herian, SCHEELS

Face Of Guns: Leon Streifel, SCHEELS

Face Of Shoes: Nathan Christenson, SCHEELS

Face Of Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing: Sam Menge, American Waterworks

Face Of Public Service: Sunny Branick & Hunter Hubrig, The City of Fargo

Face Of City Engineering: Jonathan Braski & Brenda Derrig, The City of Fargo

Face Of City Utilities: Jen Pickett, Ray Peterson, & Kimberly Jirava, The City of Fargo

Face Of Public Safety: Dawn Stollenwerk, Lacey Bunkelman, & Tyrell Fauske, The City of Fargo

Face Of Family Eyecare: Drs. Collins, Keating, Thom, Grosz, Melicher, & Atchison, Eye Consultants of North Dakota

Face Of Heavy Equipment: Executive Team, General Equipment & Supplies, Inc.

Face Of Education: Dean Ok-Hee Lee & Team, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Face Of Civil Engineering: Tim Arens, PE, Ackerman-Estvold

Face Of Staffing & Job Recruitment: Candice Ahmann, Express Employment Professionals

Face Of Staffing & Job Recruitment: Matt Helander, Express Employment Professionals

Face Of Siding: Officer Scott Moellenkamp & Team, ABC Seamless

Face Of Lumen Master: Tom Enright, GoodBulb

Face Of Home restoration: Ned Halilovic, Rainbow International

Face Of Commercial & Industrial Cleaning: Mirela Halilovic, Ambassador Cleaning

Face Of Commercial Litigation: Lee Grossman, SW&L Attorneys

Face Of Hospitals & Clinics: Front Line Workers, Essentia Health

Face Of Family Auto Sales: Deb Muscatell, Ward Muscatell, & Matt Halseth, Muscatell Subaru

Face Of Commercial Insurance: Josh Persons, Vaaler Insurance

Face Of Flooring & Cabinetry: Allen Ralston, Design Pro Flooring

Face Of Preschool & Childcare: Andrea Sandbeck & Adriana Larson, Creative Minds Preschool & Childcare

Face Of Commercial Roofing & Architectural Sheet-Metal: The Herzog Family, Herzog Roofing Inc.

Face Of Fireworks: Steve Littlefield, Starr Fireworks

Face Of Family Law: Leah duCharme, Gjesdahl Law

Face Of Monuments & Memorials: Dustin Anderson & Team, Dakota Monument

Face Of Fireplaces: Chuck Iverson & Team, Hebron Brick

Face Of Gourmet Snacks: Clayton Cottman, Uncle Charlie’s Gourmet Snacks

Face Of LASIK: Michael Greenwood, Vance Thompson Vision

Face Of Massage Therapy School: Mario & Elaine Olivieri & Team, Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body

Face Of Residential and Commercial Fencing: Duane Ohm, Precision Fence

Face Of Armed Forces: Erik Wall & Team, North Dakota Army National Guard

Face Of Landscaping: Ryan Aakre, Signature Landscapes

Face Of Donuts: Mark Ostlund & Jeff Ostlund, Sandy’s Donuts & Coffee Shop

Face Of Auctioneer Services: Max Steffes, Steffes Group, Inc.

Face Of Building Materials: Fifth Generation Stenerson Family, Stenerson Lumber

Face Of Decorative Concrete: Seth Hirsch, Quality Coatings & Tile

Face Of Chiropractic: Dr. Jake Grinaker & Team, Strive Chiropractic

Face Of Home & Auto Insurance: Ross Uglem & Sam Westrick, Nodak Insurance Company

Face Of Senior Living: Eventide Team, Eventide

Face Of Cosmetic Dermatology: Dr. Tamra Schue-Garberg & Rick Schue & Team, Altaire Clinic

Face Of Foundations: Eric Wilkie, FM Area Foundation

Face Of Support Services for People with Disabilities: Lane, David, Brad, & Greg, Creative Care for Reaching Independence

Face Of Pool & spas: Steve Olson, Olson Pools & Spas

Face Of Telecommunications: Brian Crommett, 702 Communications

Face Of Auto Mechanic & Auto Body Repair: Matt Lachowitzer, Matt’s Automotive Service Center

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Brady is the Editorial Director at Spotlight Media in Fargo, ND.