Top 7 February 2019 Fargo Business Events

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1. 1 Million Cups | Every Wednesday

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Join the vibrant entrepreneurial community of Fargo-Moorhead and Emerging Prairie by participating in an event filled with guest speakers, plenty of coffee, ideas and excellent networking opportunities.

Feb. 6: Erik Hatch – Hatch Realty and Hukun Abdullahi – Afro American Development Association

Feb. 13: Pastor David Vernoy – Founder of Redemption Road

Feb. 20: Teague Orgeman – Co-Founder of Starting 11

Feb. 27: Intern Day at NDSU Barry Hall

The Stage at Island Park

333 4th St. S., Fargo

2. Eggs & Issues: The State of North Dakota’s Workforce | Tuesday, Feb. 5

7:30-9 a.m.

This Eggs & Issues event will focus on the ability to develop, recruit and retain a qualified workforce. Michelle Kommer will share the report of recommendations developed by the Workforce Development Council – a diverse group of business and civic leaders from across the state, the process by which it was developed, and how these recommendations connect with the governor’s budget, including legislative progress-to-date. Tony Grindberg, also a Workforce Development Council member, will share legislative perspectives as well as workforce priorities for the region.

Chamber Members: $30 in advance | $35 at the door
Non-Members: $40 in advance | $45 at the door

Courtyard by Marriott Fargo-Moorhead

1080 28th Ave. S., Fargo

3. Business After Hours | Thursday, Feb. 7

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Business After Hours is widely recognized as the region’s most effective networking opportunity. It creates and promotes business opportunities for everyone involved. The social atmosphere allows individuals to network with industry leaders, trade-show vendors and representatives of other organizations.

Holiday Inn

3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo

4. Funding Your Business Growth | Tuesday, Feb. 12

8-9:30 a.m.

Steve Dusek, Dakota Business Lending and Paul Smith, Regional Director, ND Small Business Development Centers, will discuss some common financial terms, how to prepare to meet with a lender and the range of programs available to businesses. They refer to real case studies to illustrate how these programs can be effectively used and combined to meet the funding needs of companies at all phases of growth.

NDSU Research & Technology

1854 NDSU Research Cir. N., Fargo

5. Foundation for Consultative Selling | Wednesday, Feb. 13

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Consumers are now able to do business online without ever talking to a sales person. Traditional and transactional sales approaches no longer work. New and seasoned salespeople will learn the fundamentals of a consultative selling approach that creates win-win outcomes for their organizations and customers. This session will offer an overview of consultative selling and then dive deeper into vital sales skills like managing time effectively, focusing on priorities, and creating a compelling personal vision.

Chamber Members: $30 per person in advance | $35 at the door
Non-Members: $40 in advance | $45 at the door

Hilton Garden Inn

4351 17th Ave. S., Fargo

6. Economic Outlook Forum | Wednesday, Feb. 20

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

The annual Economic Outlook Forum offers a glimpse of the various factors affecting the regional economy: energy exploration, workforce availability, technology, entrepreneurism and health care. This year’s keynote speaker will be Rich Karlgaard, Publisher and Futurist at Forbes Media.

Delta by Marriott

1635 42nd St. S., Fargo

7. American Advertising Awards 2019 | Friday, Feb. 22

6:30 p.m.

Come celebrate and see what work took home gold and silver ADDYs at the American Advertising Awards this year. Join the celebration honoring the achievements of the advertising industry in North Dakota.

Avalon Events Center

2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo

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