Mandan News

Ellen Huber: Welcome to new and expanding offices, stores and services

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This week’s column is provides some of the latest news about new and expanding businesses and office relocations to Mandan.

Earlier this year, I reported the North Dakota Wheat Commission and North Dakota Grain Growers Association had each established new headquarters at the Spectrum Office Building,  2401 46th Ave. S.E., just off the east end of Memorial Highway. The National Sunflower Association and North Dakota Oilseed Council are now joining them with four staff members providing growers and industry members with market development and promotion, production research, education, and advocacy on policy issues.

Mandan is also gaining two new insurance agencies. Amanda Schaff has established a Nodak Mutual Insurance office at 208 E. Main St. in a building recently acquired and being given a new brick front by RJR Maintenance and Management. Rob Siemens is opening an All State Insurance Agency at 1800 E. Main St. in the Riverbend Centre east of Bonanza.

La Boutique is a new purse and jewelry shop in downtown Mandan at 102 First Ave. N.W., just south of Starion Financial. The store is open Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 751-3651.

In addition to the Stepping Stones Children’s Academy opening at 906 Second Ave. N.W., Mandan is also gaining two more children’s facilities. Brenda Dolajak and daughter Miranda Klatt are putting their childcare experience and enthusiasm into Adventure Beyond Care (ABC), a new daycare 1208 First St. N.E., across from Pizza Hut. Call 214-1158 or 527-4397 for more information. The New Discovery Montessori Center is opening at 4103 Shoal Loop S.E. in the Lakewood Commercial Park in a newly constructed 4,200-square foot building. For more information, contact Sara Hilden, phone 255-4429 or visit www.newdiscoverymontessori.com.

Curves for Women, a fitness facility in the Burlington Street Plaza, was recently acquired by Kris Jackson.

Rick Gardner has moved his Sunrise Home Delivery business from a rented property on Memorial Highway to an enhanced office and garage space that he purchased at 4511 19th St. S.E. The business delivers milk, eggs and just about any grocery item requested to customers’ homes. For more info, call 667-0798.

Chad Hatzenbuhler is publishing “Gasoline” magazine for motorcycle enthusiasts from a Mandan office at 630 Sixth Ave. S.E. For more information, visit www.gasolinemag.com or call 202-0683.

Let’s welcome these new organizations, businesses and business operators to Mandan! Each new office and uptick in the community’s employment and commercial base brings us one step closer to having the daytime population and critical mass needed to attract the retail and restaurants citizens so desire.