Top 9 May Business Events In Fargo-Moorhead

Written by: Fargo Inc Staff

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Mentoring: Why It Matters | May 8

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mentoring is often viewed as a nice-to-do but not necessary way we develop and manage our people. Research shows a growing percentage of the workforce is looking for a coach more than a supervisor and is more interested in development than the perks that used to entice people to our workplaces. Learn the role of mentoring in the workplace, what makes for quality relationships and the implications of doing it poorly. Uncover the art and science of blending supervision and mentorship to get the results you want.

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
Courtyard by Marriott
1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

ChamberChoice Awards Luncheon | May 11

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Join the FMWF Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate the achievements of our business community. Attendees will get the blue carpet treatment as they gather to honor this year’s outstanding 2018 candidates in each of the seven ChamberChoice categories and name the award winners. Award-winning comedian, lecturer and bestselling author James Cunningham is back as emcee.

Registration (includes lunch)

Chamber Members

  • $35 in advance
  • $40 at the door


  • $45 in advance
  • $50 at the door

Corporate Table Sponsorship

  • $650
Delta by Marriott
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

Engaging on Twitter for Nonprofit Professionals | May 16

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Designed for nonprofit Professionals who are intermediate Twitter users looking to dig deeper into using Twitter in their work. 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. Next Action Digital will help you illustrate how you can share content from your organization by adding your own voice.


  • $45
FM Area Foundation
409 7th St. S, Fargo

Creating a Point of Difference | May 16

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Business plans (and business leaders) focus on price, cost and the size of the available market. Too few start out by creating a product or business that is unique or sustainably different. Many set out to make their offer the lowest cost with no idea how to design a company that can deliver such low pricing, consigning themselves to a life of financial under-performance. Many more do not set out with a low price mentality but find themselves irresistibly drawn in that direction as they seek to compete. Join the100, inc. for a panel discussion featuring:

  • Do Good Better’s Patrick Kirby
  • Downtown Community Partnership’s Melissa Rademacher
  • Yarn Productions’ Rub Burke


  • $50
Avalon Events Center
2525 9th Ave. S, Fargo

Courage + Confidence: It’s Time to Have Both | May 22

3:30 – 5 p.m.


Whether it’s a career change, launching a business or saying no to one more freaking volunteer request (or yes to the one you’ve been waiting for), only you can cultivate the confidence that will take you where you want to go. Here, Amanda McKinnon will share her story on how she went from a bullied girl with a bad perm to a bodacious businesswoman who had the courage to stand up for herself in life, both personally and professionally.


Chamber Members

  • $25 in advance
  • $30 at the door


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

FM Welcome Party | May 22

6 – 8:30 p.m.

The Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation is so glad you moved to Fargo-Moorhead that they’re throwing you a party! Whether you moved here six days or six years ago, the GFMEDC is hosting a night where you can meet new friends and see what makes FMWF a great place to live. Grab a drink, sample some food and ask other new residents and locals why they like living here.


  • $5
Sanctuary Events Center
670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Corporate Cup | May 24

3:15 – 8 p.m.

The Corporate Cup is a series of competitive events promoting physical fitness and friendly competition among the local business community. Teams will battle for points in activities such as basketball, an obstacle course, tug of war and more! The event is open to all employees and fitness levels. All Chamber member businesses are eligible to participate, and teams will be composed of up to 15 male and female participants. Contact Alyssa Ralston at [email protected] with any questions.


  • $300 per team
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 7th Ave. S, Moorhead

Drone Focus Conference | May 30-31

Drone Focus Conference Fargo

Are you curious about the world of autonomous vehicles and UAS? Looking to connect with other professionals in the industry? This conference is designed to serve as a platform for you to build your business, build your knowledge, and simply get you in a room to network with fellow enthusiasts and learn more about what’s going on in our region. Visit the Drone Focus Conference website to learn much more about what you can expect this year.

Venture Capital Pitch

Entrepreneurs are invited to apply for a chance to present live on the main stage at Drone Focus Conference. These pitches should involve unmanned systems industry products or services. Each chosen pitch will be given four minutes to present their ideas to the audience. Selected entrepreneurs will receive a complimentary registration to the conference. Applications can be found on the Drone Focus Conference site and are open until May 31.


  • $300 Drone Focus Con Pass
  • $250 Group tickets (groups of 3 or more)
  • $30 Student tickets
  • $20 Focused lunches
Fargo Civic Center
207 4th St. N, Fargo

A Day in the Life: A Perspective on Poverty | May 31

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (morning session)
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (afternoon session)

This event is an interactive immersion experience that depicts real-life scenarios faced by many of the families living in poverty in Cass and Clay Counties that are sometimes one paycheck away from homelessness or crisis. In order to make this event a success, the United Way of Cass-Clay needs volunteers to play community roles to help depict the real life situations those in poverty face every day. Help out by volunteering for one or multiple sessions. Register on the United Way Cass-Clay website.
3900 44th Ave. SW, Fargo

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