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Choice Financial adds board member

Choice Financial adds board member

Dr. Susan Mathison, Fargo, has been added to Choice Financial's Board of Directors, bringing the bank's total board members to 11 directors. She is founder of the Catalyst Medical Center in Fargo and writes a blog at and a Forum newspaper column.

Novak wins award

Karyn Novak, East Grand Forks, has been awarded an Advocacy Achievement Award by Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota for her work as a Judicare attorney. Ann Hoefgen, executive director of LSNM, said in a news release that "Karyn has provided extraordinary services to our clients and always goes above and beyond to ensure access to justice."

Hardware Hank is quarterfinalist in small business movement

Hardware Hank in East Grand Forks has been named a quarterfinalist in the seventh annual Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year or Indie Award. Voting is now underway through Dec. 10 at Voters may visit the website to cast one vote each day. The winner of the Indie Award will be announced Dec. 13.