Each month, Spotlight Media’s magazines feature stunning photography, eye-catching designs and quality journalism. As a way to bring recognition to each editor and others who contributed their time and skill to the magazines, we looked back at our favorite quotes, designs, photos, stories and more from each magazine. Here’s Spotlight Media’s March picks for Fargo INC!, Fargo Monthly, Bison Illustrated and Design & Living Magazine.
FARGO INC! & UNITED WAY OF CASS-CLAY PRESENT 35 UNDER 35: A WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
In a new collaboration between Fargo INC! and United Way of Cass-Clay, Fargo INC!’s March issue features the 2017 class of the the 35 Under 35 women’s leadership program. Fargo INC!’s editor, Nate Mickelberg, collected inspirational quotes from women all over Fargo-Moorhead’s business community. Here are just three of many to choose from. Read Fargo INC!’s latest issue and more at spotlightmediafargo.com/fargo-inc-magazine.
“We can be both happy and satisfied by taking the focus off of ourselves and placing it on giving and investing in the lives of others.”
– Rachel Stone, founder of P’s & Q’s Etiquette
“Be open to learning and speaking up because the best experiences can come from your ability to be vulnerable and unapologetically yourself.”
– Kelly Krenzel, founder of Hope Blooms
“In the workplace, I think that we as women should prioritize to collaborate and cooperate versus compete with other women.”
– Sandi Piatz, director & site leader of Microsoft’s Fargo campus
SHEER ART ATTACK
Fargo Monthly talked to a handful of visual artists and those deeply involved with local organizations and galleries to highlight their unique roles in the growing art scene, and to find out why the arts are so important for our community. To compliment the beauty of local artwork, Graphic Designer Sarah Geiger created exquisite typography and a bold layout and Photographer Paul Flessland captured artists’ unique and creative personality. Together they made the magazine visually a piece of art in itself. Here are just a few of our favorite designs from Fargo Monthly’s March issue. Read Fargo Monthly’s latest issue and more at spotlightmediafargo.com/fargo-monthly.
THE NDSU TRACK & FIELD LEGACY
Bison Illustrated’s editor, Joe Kerlin dives into interviews with some of NDSU’s legacy track and field athletes about their journeys to the top in the magazine’s March issue. We selected just four of many remarkable quotes from record-breaking Bison athletes. Read Bison Illustrated’s latest issue and more at spotlightmediafargo.com/bison-illustrated.
“I wanted to be one of the best to ever run here. I think this year, so far, it’s been going in the right direction. But I don’t think it will be satisfying until I make it to at least the West Preliminaries and the ultimate goal is to make it to Nationals.”
– Landon Jochim, junior sprinter for NDSU’s track and field team
Alex Renner and Katelyn Weimerskirch, Bison throwers
“There are so many things that I’ve learned that I will use forever. Things like discipline, being able to work hard and never giving up. You really develop that more in college and throughout your five years. I couldn’t imagine just being here four. I’ve had all these experiences in five years. They’re things I’ll cherish forever and will bring me through the rest of my life.”
– Katelyn Weimerskirch, senior thrower for NDSU’s track and field team
“I look at (rankings) a little bit. More than anything, it’s to see where you’re at, but it’s not like you dwell on it. I try not to throw a certain mark because then you start pressing and you should just go out and throw. There’s a point where you look at them too much and you obsess with them and you can’t focus on what you’re supposed to do. You have to focus on the little things and do the little things right.”
– Alex Renner, senior thrower for NDSU’s track and field team
“It’s a lot of juggling, but they are things I’m very passionate about. All the organizations I’m in, they’re great. It’s very collaborative work. I try to focus on school first. Athletics does take priority over my clubs, but my clubs are right up there because they are something I’m so passionate about. There’s a lot less of a social aspect going on in my life, but I get it in my clubs so I don’t really need it in other areas.”
– Morgan Milbrath, senior sprinter for NDSU’s track and field team
Design & Living Magazine
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR(HOOD)
New neighborhoods are popping up all over the Fargo-Moorhead area with exciting looks inspired by big-city high-rises, San Francisco architecture and even urban farm-life. Design & Living Magazine takes readers on a virtual tour of homes in neighborhoods all around the Fargo-Moorhead area using striking photography by Photographer Paul Flessland. Here are a handful of Flessland’s photo storytelling examples that lead readers through houses and businesses in a variety of Fargo-Moorhead’s neighborhoods. Read Design & Living Magazine’s latest issue and more at spotlightmediafargo.com/design-and-living.