Bell State Bank & Trust Board Member Receives State Chamber Award

FurnessBell State Bank & Trust board member and former Fargo mayor Bruce Furness received the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce Greater North Dakotan Award February 10 in Bismarck. The award was presented in recognition of Furness’ years of service to Fargo and to North Dakota.

Furness, who was mayor of Fargo for 12 years, helped lead the community through the historic floods of 1997 and 2000. He has also served on the Fargo School Board and Fargo City Commission. While serving as a vice president for Bell State Bank & Trust of Fargo, Furness was appointed as interim director of the state’s Workforce Safety and Insurance Agency and served in that position from 2008 to 2009.

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