Top 7 August Business Events In Fargo-Moorhead

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Every Wednesday, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

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Join the vibrant entrepreneurial community of FargoMoorhead and Emerging Prairie by participating in an event filled with guest speakers, tons of coffee, ideas and excellent networking opportunities. Event is free.
The Stage at Island Park
333 4th St. S, Fargo

Preparing for the Active Shooter | AUGUST 9 

Wednesday, August 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The thought of an active shooter in our business or on our campus strikes fear. What motivates the shooter? How do we respond? Moorhead Police Department Lt. Chris Carey will deliver a presentation on the history of active shooters and the lessons we’ve learned from past events.

What should you expect as a response from the police? Knowing the five stages of an active shooter can assist in prevention. Is your business or campus attentive to employee behavior and doing everything they can to prevent being a target? Do you know how to “harden a target”? Knowing when to run, hide or fight should be a part of every employer’s plan.

This training qualifies for two CPE credits for the ND CPA Society.

Registration (includes lunch)

  • $27 Chamber members, in advance
  • $32 Chamber members, at the door
  • $40 Non-members, in advance
  • $45 Non-members, at the door
Courtyard by Marriott Fargo-Moorhead
1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

Meet & Greet Your City Leaders | AUGUST 1 & 10

Tuesday, August 1, 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 10, 3 p.m.

Get to know the people who are part of the City of Fargo. The city is hosting four meet-and-greet events to showcase some of the city’s departments and upcoming projects. These sessions will be informal, and light refreshments will be served.
Fargo Public Library
102 3rd St. N, Fargo

The State of Technology | AUGUST 16

Wednesday, August 16, 1 – 5 p.m.

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Join us for another exciting event highlighting the amazing innovations coming from our community and state. The State of Technology will expose attendees to talks from the brightest individuals and some of the advancements that you haven’t even heard about yet. The FMWF Chamber is thrilled to once again partner with U.S. Sen. John Hoeven to bring you an event you won’t want to miss.

Event Emcee

  • Sandi Piatz, Microsoft Fargo Campus Site Leader & Director


  • Doug Burgum, North Dakota Governor
  • Betty Gronneberg, uCodeGirl Founder & Executive Director
  • Brian Kalk, Energy & Environmental Research Center Energy Systems Development Director—speaking on the Allam Cycle and Project Tundra
  • CoSchedule Fastest-growing startup in North Dakota
  • Dr. Kelly Rusch, NDSU VP for Research & Creative Activity
  • Seth Arndorfer, Dakota Carrier Network CEO, who will have an exciting announcement
  • NDSU Innovation Challenge winners


  • $35 Chamber members
  • $50 Non-members
Sanctuary Events Center
670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

The100 presents Flow Crisis: Don’t Become a Statistic | AUGUST 16

Wednesday, August 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Monthly leadership seminars and workshops hosted by the members of the100, a North Dakota nonprofit business initiative focused on business solutions, shared experiences, executive ideas and community support.

Expert Panel

  • Neil Blanchard President – Profit Pros
  • Steve Dusek CEO – Dakota Certified Development Corporation (Dakota CDC)
  • Judy Gartner C.L.U., Ch.F.C. – Gartner Financial Network
Avalon Events Center
2525 9th Ave. S, Fargo

Business After Hours | AUGUST 17

Thursday, August 17, 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 the FMWF Chamber for a great time over apps, networking and fun!

See who is currently exhibiting. Interested in having a booth? See booth form. For additional questions, please contact Bobbi Jo Rehder at 218-359-0525 or [email protected]

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Be the Social Superstar!

Bring your top Twitter, Instagram and Facebook games because they’ll be on the lookout for their 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 appetizers and two drink tickets)

Business After Hours is a members-only event, and participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

  • $25 If you register prior to midnight the Wednesday before the event
  • $35 All registrations received after that time and at the door
Holiday Inn Fargo
3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

United Way School Supply Drive Distribution | AUGUST

Distribution #1: Saturday, August 5, 8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Distribution #2: Tuesday, August 8, 4 – 7 p.m.

In need of supplies? United Way can help.

Registration forms will be available in the summer and as well as at the FARGODOME on distribution days. Each child must have a completed registration form and a form of ID to receive a backpack & supplies.

Sscheels Give Back

A form of ID can be any of the following:

  • Social Security card
  • Passport
  • Report card with child’s name from 2017- 18 school year
  • Birth certificate
  • School ID
1800 N. University Drive, Fargo

Serving with Confidence: Making an Impact on a Board or in Public Service | AUGUST 22

Tuesday, August 22, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Gender diversity is good for all, especially when it comes to leadership positions for women in corporate America. Whether on a board of directors or in a public service role, women bring value to the table and to their companies and communities.

But how can women add substantial value and not just be the token woman for a checklist? Here, panelists will discuss how you can step up and serve confidently. They’ll discuss how to find opportunities in our own community, how to break into these roles and how to effect positive change once you’re there.

The expert panel is composed of local women who have served on boards and who will share their stories and offer attendees a look inside their roles. The panel will be moderated by American Crystal Sugar VP of Administration Lisa Borgen.

Please consider bringing books to donate to the Jeremiah Program.


  • $25 Chamber members, in advance
  • $30 Chamber members, at the door
  • $35 Non-members, in advance
  • $40 Non-members, at the door
Sanctuary Events Center
670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

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