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Toby Kommer Discussed One-Stop Shop With Fargo INC! Magazine

Toby Kommer Discussed One-Stop Shop With Fargo INC! Magazine

Story & photos courtesy of Fargo INC! Magazine

After more than 20 years working for financial services companies, in 2014, Toby Kommer left his executive position with a local bank in search of something different.

The venture Kommer settled on was a kind of one-stop shop for small- to mid-size businesses—a physical space that an owner could come to and have almost any conceivable resource at their fingertips. Earlier this summer, the idea came to fruition, as he and his team of more than 50 cut the ribbon on a new 16,000-square foot building at the corner of 52nd Avenue and 45th Street in one of the fastest-growing parts of Fargo.

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The property houses not just Haga Kommer, the CPA firm that bears his name, it’s also home to a full-service bank, Aspire Financial; an insurance agency, Far North Insurance; and an investment firm, Red River Financial.

While Kommer concedes the one-stop shop concept is not a new one, he says he believes their unique approach and drawing from different sources of inspiration will allow them to stand out in the financial services crowd. Here are five ways they’re doing it.

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Aspire Financial Breaks Ground On New Fargo Building

Aspire Financial Breaks Ground On New Fargo Building

Photos courtesy of Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO, N.Dak. — In 2014, Aspire Financial Owner Toby Kommer—after more than 20 years working for financial services companies—thought of an idea to create a one-stop shop where owners of a small- to mid-size business could have their entire financial team in one building. Wanting to turn this idea into reality, Kommer bought certified public accountant firm Haga & Associates and rebranded it to Haga Kommer Ltd.

Aspire Financial is under construction at 5195 45th St. S., Fargo.

The idea then came to fruitionearlier in this summer. On Jan. 1, 2017, Haga Kommer Ltd. officially rebranded as Aspire Financial and constructed a new building, located at 5195 45th St. S., Fargo, later that same year.

Today, the bank offers a suite of accounting, insurance, investment and other financial services all under one roof.

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