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By Lew Amicone | Google+ Lewis C. Amicone III is President and COO of Shale Plays Media LLC managing the technology strategy and operations of the company. Mr. Amicone is an Award-Winning Entrepreneurial Executive skilled at leveraging cutting-edge technology to optimize market penetration, exponentially grow sales and maximize bottom-line profitability. Mr. Amicone started his first company with $400 and took it to $10M a year in revenue before selling it in 2009. Mr. Amicone’s company Promopeddler Inc was #107 on the 2006 INC 500 list, and also was a 4 time winner of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Oregon. Mr. Amicone was name Entrepreneur of the year in 2008 by the Advertising Specialty Institute out of 23,000 distributors in the 22 Billion dollar promotional products industry. Previously Mr. Amicone worked at Intel Corporation in Oregon solving issues in manufacturing processes after having served in the United States Navy as a Machinists Mate on board the ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania.

Annual Watford City Chamber event breaks records

By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Not everyone fit in to the ballroom for the annual Chamber of Commerce and Job Development Authority meeting in Watford City, Wednesday night.  Chamber President Darick Franzen said at least 40 people were turned away because numbers had grown so much over previous years.  Not everyone could fit in to the large meeting ...

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Snow, bitter cold in next week’s forecast

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Wintry weather will be coming to the Bismarck area after Sunday with a snowstorm forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, and bitter cold by the weekend. Patrick Ayd, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck, said today and Sunday will be fairly mild with highs in the upper 30s. But starting Sunday night, there will be a chance for ...

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Multimillion-Dollar Deal Reached with Montana Man in Bakken Oil Fire

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A Montana man severely burned in a Bakken oil patch fire has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a Texas company accused of providing him insufficient training and equipment, according to attorneys for the plaintiff and court documents. Thirty-year-old Lester “Gary” Roberts of Billings received what his attorneys described Wednesday as a “substantial eight-figure sum” to resolve his lawsuit against EOG ...

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The Bakken Club to offer business atmosphere

The Bakken Club plans on delivering a limited-membership social and business club, bar and restaurant for individuals with a long-term, vested interest in Williston. One of its owners, Joel Lundeen, said the club is an establishment where “like-minded individuals can further business relations” while honing a relaxed setting for colleagues and families dine in gourmet fashion. The club is located ...

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Minn., others push broadband internet to rural areas

Minn., others push broadband Internet to rural areas The high-speed Internet capability that’s an afterthought in big cities and regional centers is spreading ever deeper into the nation’s countryside, nudged along by billions in federal stimulus dollars and state efforts to expand a key amenity for both quality of life and business competitiveness. By: Brian Bakst, Associated Press BOYD, Minn. – ...

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Indoor RV park provides shelter from ND winter

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Indoor RV park provides shelter from ND winter By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WATFORD CITY, N.D. – When a group of Minnesota partners announced they were planning an indoor RV park to house North Dakota oilfield workers, the idea prompted mixed reactions. “So many people thought we were crazy,” said Louis Bonneville of Carlton, Minn., one of the park’s owners. ...

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Colorado county still waiting on oil boom

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CHEYENNE — It is quiet along the open Colorado plains that rest a few miles south of Laramie County’s border. In many locations, the single-lane dirt roads that cut across U.S. Highway 85 are the only man-made changes to the Earth that can be seen in any direction. But the tranquil setting is hardly representative of the vast transformations occurring ...

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