Brad Vollrath is a Grand Forks guy, from school at West Elementary and and Forks Central to becoming a local business owner. He started Epoxy Flooring Systems, LLC in 2005 and has been creating miracles out of concrete ever since. Brad joined MacTalk to talk about becoming a small business owner and the unique flooring business he owns and operates.
Bruce Gjovig is no stranger to pioneering and innovation in business. The founder of UND’s Center of Innovation joined MacTalk to discuss his latest writing project which chronicles agricultural innovation in northwest Minnesota and North Dakota.
While on the subject of innovation Bruce, a native of western North Dakota, proudly recounts the petroleum extraction revolution that began in the Bakken which has made the United States an energy exporter and changed strategic equations for the nation. However, he’s most excited about current efforts underway in the Bakken to continue that extraction revolution by extracting a higher percentage of petroleum from the shale in the Bakken.
Kathy Lind, Brian Rydell & Randy Sattler join the program to discuss this Sunday’s Rydell Car & Bike Show. We’ll hear about some of the “other things” that will be at the show that create such a great atmosphere, we’ll take “favorite cars” that will be there and how to donate online if you can’t get there (click here).
When: Sunday, Sept 17th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Rydell Chev, 2700 South Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58201
DON’T MISS IT!
Terry also discusses the most exciting innovations in the world of UAS, especially in the area of agriculture and emergency operations. The Summit takes place on August 21-23, 2017 at the Alerus Center.
Keith Lund is the President & CEO of the Grand Forks EDC; he joined us to talk about an economic development deal that was brought to the Grand Forks City Council — J.R. Simplot’s construction of a new freezer facility north of Gateway Drive, set to open in 2019. He explains the benefits to the City of Grand Forks as well as the costs.
Brian Kalk is a retired Marine Officer, a PhD, a former member of the North Dakota Public Utilities Commission and currently the Director of the EERC’s Energy Systems Development. We’ll meet the Bottineau, ND native, learn about his career and then focus on energy.
Brian gives his thoughts on what excites him about America’s current energy position and what it will take to make coal an energy resource for the FUTURE and not just the past.
Keith Lund, the incoming President and CEO of the Grand Forks Economic Development Corporation joins the program to discuss his thoughts on the Arbor Park issue as the vote approaches.
We talk Keith’s background, his role in City Government during the Flood of 1997, Arbor Park and the future of downtown Grand Forks.
Jaime is a Grand Forks resident and has built HB Sound & Light into a strong region business, he’s also a straight shooter when it comes to securing your home or business. “Home Security” has changed immensely over the years as technology has made sensors, alarms and cameras more affordable and cell phones and the internet have brought all of these devices to the palm of your hand 24/7.
Scott Franz and Kim Holmes join the program to talk about “ELY’S IVY” — the new restaurant that will go into the “Sander’s Building” on 3rd Street in downtown Grand Forks.
A Grand Forks native and a Central High graduate, Scott and his wife Rachel will open a pub style restaurant before the end of 2017. Listen as Scott talks about their vision for Ely’s Ivy, their road to opening a small business in downtown Grand Forks and where the idea for the name came from!