Top 10+ April Business Events In Fargo-Moorhead

Written by: Fargo Inc Staff

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Community Safety Update | APRIL 3

7:30 – 9 a.m.

With our metro area on the grow, safety continues to play a vital role in the conversation. Join to hear the latest community safety update from Moorhead Police Chief David Ebinger Chief, West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke and Fargo Police Chief David Todd. The three of them will share information on some of the most pressing issues we face within our communities and how we can work to combat them.

Registration (includes breakfast)

Chamber Members

  • $30 in advance
  • $35 at the door


  • $40 in advance
  • $45 at the door
Courtyard by Marriott
1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

ProfessionallyPaired | APRIL 5

3 – 7 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to give back but were unsure what to do or how to do it? ProfessionallyPaired is an event to help connect business or individuals looking to get more involved in the community. There will be several nonprofits from the FM area that are currently looking for project-based or long-term volunteers and board members.

Drekker Brewing Co.
630 1st Ave. N, Suite 6, Fargo


Innovate ND Proving Ground Boot Camp | APRIL 6-7

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Innovate ND, a statewide program that assists entrepreneurs in developing business ideas is hosting a series of “Proving Ground Boot Camps.” The Innovate ND program can also provide up to $24,000 for North Dakota startups that are innovative and scalable in a large regional, national or international market. These funds can be used to create your business plan, prototype development, coaching and consulting, and marketing assistance. To enroll and for more info, visit the website.
McGovern Alumni Center (NDSU)
1241 N. University Dr., Fargo

YEA! Investor Panel Shark Tank | APRIL 10

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Over the past ve months, Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) students have developed business ideas, conducted market research, learned from guest speakers and worked with mentors to write their business plans. Now, they will have ve minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of local investors and will ask for funding to help them launch their businesses.

This competition is like watching a live taping of ABC’s Shark Tank, only the entrepreneurs are younger and the investors are familiar faces from our community. The winner of this event will advance to a regional semi- nal competition in Rochester, New York.

This event is free, but registration is required.
Gaede Stage – Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 7th Ave. S, Moorhead

Workplace Wellness That Makes a Difference | APRIL 11

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Workplaces face an unprecedented opportunity to optimize the health and engagement of their employees while achieving sustainable benefits to their overall performance. Comprehensive workplace wellness programs that work can make the difference. Join a panel of local workplace-wellness professionals as they share their expertise in foundational best practices, how culture plays a role in garnering employee engagement and 99-plus wellness program suggestions to get started or re-energize your programs. This training qualifies for 2 CPE credits for the ND CPA Society.

Registration (includes lunch)

Chamber Members

  • $30 in advance
  • $35 at the door


  • $40 in advance
  • $45 at the door
Holiday Inn
3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo


Engaging on Twitter for HR Professionals | APRIL 11

1 – 3 p.m.

Not sure what to tweet? Or tweeting and feeling like you get … crickets? Start tweeting with purpose and in a voice that sounds like YOU. Hosted by Next Action Digital, you’ll learn how you can share content from your organization by adding your own voice. There will also be prompts that will help you recognize the moments that tell your story or share your expertise. Most importantly, you’ll cover the basics of starting real conversations on Twitter. After all, mentions = love.

2903 15th St. S., Moorhead

Startup Weekend Fargo | APRIL 13-15

Work through an idea over 54 hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities. Share ideas, form teams and maybe even launch startups! Startup Weekend Fargo 2018 will continue to be the region’s most impactful entrepreneurial event.

Some changes to the sixth year of Startup Weekend:

  • Cozier: Will be hosted at the downtown Prairie Den coworking space versus the last several years at the super-spacious universities.
  • Size: Participant size has varied over the years, and this year they’re capping it at 50.
  • Theme: This year, they’ve added a theme: community. Pitches will ideally be focused on building or improving community.
  • Sunday activities: Sunday presentations will occur at downtown’s Sanctuary Events Center, and they will also have the post-party there.
The Prairie Den
122 1/2 Broadway N., Fargo

AAF-ND Monthly Speaker Luncheon: How to Prove the Value of Creativity with Science | APRIL 17

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

One of the endless debates in advertising is if creative ideas work better. Art versus science. Brand versus direct. Some think that creative ideas are just marketing fluff. In this presentation, Adam Morgan will use hard science to prove why creative ideas are better for the bottom line, so you can finally convince your clients or stakeholders to believe in the value of design.
Delta Hotels by Marriott
1635 42nd St. S., Fargo

the100, inc.’s Rethink Brainstorming | APRIL 18

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The third Wednesday of each month, Fargo-area professionals come together for a conversation specifically designed to address the unique challenges of life at the top. Thought-provoking topics are discussed in an open forum led by fellow private-business owners, entrepreneurs and executives. The events are open to all area business owners and executives. This month’s panel features Codelation’s Josh Christy, Master Networks’ Jodee Bock, and Varistar’s Andy Rodgers and will focus on:

Brainstorming is a classic method for getting a group to generate ideas. A topic is suggested, people speak up with their ideas and suggestions and someone writes them down. The technique is so commonly used and assumed to work, you might be surprised to learn that research shows this technique is actually not effective. So the question is: How can we upgrade brainstorming to better access the wisdom of our group?

Registration (RSVP required)
$50 (includes lunch)
Avalon Events Center
2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo


Business After Hours | APRIL 19

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.


Business After Hours continues to set records as the region’s largest networking event. Booth space is often sold out, and attendees can connect with their peers and exhibitors ranging from cell phone companies to financial institutions and more. Join for a great time over apps, networking and fun!

Be the Social Superstar!

Bring your top Twitter, Instagram and Facebook games because the FMWF Chamber of Commerce will be on the lookout for our favorite post from the event. Just post using #FMWFBAH at the event to be in the running for Social Superstar. The chosen post will be featured in The Bridge and online and gets exclusive bragging rights.

Registration (includes apps and two drink tickets)

  • $25 if you register prior to midnight the Wednesday before
  • $35 all registrations after midnight
Delta Hotels by Marriott
1635 42nd St. S., Fargo

56560 Annual Celebration | APRIL 19

5:15 – 8:30 pm

56560 Celebration

The primary goal of the 56560 Annual Celebration is to celebrate all that Moorhead businesses have achieved in the last 12 months — whether it’s meeting a sales goal, adding a new customer base, increasing staff size, improving customer relations or winning an award. Keynote speaker will be Dan Meyer, a motivational speaker and entertainer who’s appeared on America’s Got Talent and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

$55 – $2,500
Courtyard by Marriott
1080 28th Ave. S., Moorhead

Unlock Your Full Potential | APRIL 24


Kara Jorvig is driven to help others unlock their full potential. An expert in her field, she has developed tools and strategies that help people recognize opportunities to grow in their current positions and discover paths to achieve their career goals. Jorvig’s career journey has taught her how to overcome challenges and develop resiliency, which she will share from a personal perspective and as the leader of a dynamic team. She will give attendees a powerful new perspective on how to make the most of their career paths while having fun and being intentional.

Please consider bringing peanut butter or snack items to donate to the Fargo Public Schools Foundation to support the students who utilize the Fargo South Bruin Food Pantry.

Chamber Members

  • $25 in advance
  • $30 at the door


  • $35 in advance
  • $40 at the door
DoubleTree by Hilton
825 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo

CO.STARTERS Spring Course | APRIL 24-JUNE 19

Starts Tuesday, April 24 (every week for nine weeks)

CO.STARTERS is a nine-week business development program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving small business.

$500, which includes:

  • Course materials
  • Professional course facilitator with office hours to address your business-development needs
  • Access to a list of members of the business community who are ready to meet with students
  • Small-business resources
  • Discounted membership at the Prairie Den during the course
The Prairie Den
122 1/2 Broadway N., Fargo

Treat Your Team Luncheon | APRIL 25

11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Celebrate your staff, and honor those who make the workplace easier and more organized. Treat your staff to lunch at the annual Treat Your Team Luncheon on Administrative Professional Day. You can enjoy a great buffet and a relaxing atmosphere without the wait. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). Seating is limited, so register early.

Registration (includes tax and gratuity)
$20 per person
Reservations, cancellations and refunds are accepted until noon the day prior to event
The Boiler Room
210 Broadway N., Suite 90, Fargo

1380 9th St. E, West Fargo


NDPC Spring Conference | APRIL 27

Each year, the North Dakota Professional Communicators hosts a conference for its members, as well as nonmembers, to assist with professional development and equip marketing and communications professionals with the skills and resources necessary to produce successful messages. Social media and digital marketing expert Corey Perlman will keynote the conference. His keynote address is titled “Social Media Engagement: Myths, Musts and a Method to the Madness!”

$125 for full conference
McGovern Alumni Center (NDSU)
1241 N. University Dr., Fargo

YWCA Women of the Year | APRIL 30

5:30 – 9 p.m.

Since 1973, the YWCA has been shining a spotlight on exceptional women. They are leaders, mentors, visionaries and heroes. Help them highlight women who shape the Fargo-Moorhead community through their passion, service and significant achievements at this widely celebrated event.

$80 – $1,000
Delta Hotels by Marriott
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

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