Top 10+ October Business Events In Fargo-Moorhead

Written by: Fargo Inc Staff

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1 Million Cups | WEDNESDAYS

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, tons of coffee, ideas and excellent networking opportunities. Event is free.
The Stage at Island Park
333 4th St. S, Fargo

Voices of Vision: Shaquille O’Neal | OCT 4

Wednesday, October 4, noon – 1:30 p.m.

20 Shaq FactsFew individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name: Shaq. A cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors, but O’Neal isn’t only a legendary athlete. He’s also established himself as a powerful media personality, businessman and philanthropist.

Now, this larger-than-life personality is coming to the metro to share his story and advice as a seasoned businessman.

Previous “Voices of Vision” Presenters

  • 2016- Robert O’Neill
  • 2015- Rudy Giuliani
  • 2014- Terry Bradshaw
  • 2013- Jeb Bush
  • 2012 – Joe Theismann
  • 2011- Bob Woodward
  • 2010- Lt. Col. Oliver North

Floor Registration (includes lunch)

  • $70 Chamber members, in advance
  • $80 Chamber members, at the door
  • $95 Non-members, in advance
  • $105 Non-members, at the door
  • $800 Corporate table sponsor

Arena-seating Registration

  • $50 In advance
  • $60 At the door
Sanford Health Athletic Complex (SHAC)
1300 17th Ave. N, Fargo

Cultivate Dakotas | OCT 5

Thursday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join other businesspeople and entrepreneurs in this inaugural event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Master Networks in the Dakotas region. Learn more about how to take your business to the next level of success with inspiring keynotes and informational breakout sessions.

Hear NDSU Basketball Coach Dave Richman’s ideas about the value of teamwork. Learn from entrepreneur Rachael Boyer about her journey from physician’s assistant to founder of several businesses across the U.S. Take part in breakout sessions to learn about the value of networking, the art of lead generation, the importance of organizational culture, stepping into a leadership role and having meaningful communication and connection with like-minded and like-hearted business owners.

Cost: $49
Avalon Events Center
2525 9th Ave. S, Fargo

Fargo AgTech Panel | OCT 5

Thursday, October 5, 3 – 6 p.m.

october business event

Hear from the entrepreneurs, investors, educators and growers who are shaping the future of agriculture technology. Join the Royse AgTech Innovation Network and NDSU Research and Technology Park for an exciting afternoon of networking, panel discussions and technology presentations.


  • Dan Hodgson – FarmQA
  • James Burgum – Arthur Ventures
  • Jake Joraanstad – Myriad Mobile
  • Kelby Kleinsasser – Farmers Business Network

Cost: Free
NDSU McGovern Alumni Center
1241 N. University Drive, Fargo

Live2Lead FM | OCT 6

Friday, October 6, 7 a.m. – noon

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Live2Lead is a half-day, leaderdevelopment simulcast experience designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. They’ll learn from world-class leadership experts, be prepared to implement a new action plan and start leading when they get back to the office with renewed passion and commitment.

Cost: $89 – $129
Prairie Heights Community Church
319 32nd Ave. E, West Fargo

Demonstrating Culture and Core Values | OCT 11

Wednesday, October 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Studies show that employees who fit well in their organization have greater job satisfaction, are more likely to remain with the organization and show stronger job performance—and that the cost of turnover due to poor culture fit can cost an organization 50 to 60 percent of the employee’s annual salary. How do you articulate and demonstrate your culture and core values to attract the right talent? See how local companies are sharing their culture in social media as a way to build their current team culture and attract the right talent to their teams.

What will you learn?

  • Join Next Action Digital founder and digital strategist Kirsten Jensen to understand and learn how local companies are demonstrating their culture and core values in social media.
  • Explore ways to share your unique core values in social media.
  • This training qualifies for two CPE credits for the ND CPA Society

Registration (includes lunch)

  • $30 Chamber members, in advance
  • $35 Chamber members, at the door
  • $40 Non-members, in advance
  • $45 Non-members, at the door
DoubleTree by Hilton & West Fargo Conference Center
825 East Beaton Drive, West Fargo

DisruptHR Fargo | OCT 11

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

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DISRUPT is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower people in the HR field.

10 speakers, five minutes each and slides that rotate every 15 seconds. If you’re an HR professional, a CEO, a technologist or a community leader—and you have an investment in talent, culture or technology— disrupt is the place.

Featured Speakers

  • Jonathan David Lewis
  • Brain Pabst
  • Neal Maggard
  • Kylee Seifert
  • Jennifer Schillinger
  • Brenda Johnson
  • Kirsten Jensen
  • Sara Stolt
  • Ben Zietz
  • Ethan Ostrowski
  • Rick Holmberg
  • Teresa Lewis
  • Aaron Janssen

Cost: $25 – $140
Sanctuary Events Center
670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

MSUM Sports Communication Conference | OCT 18

Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

High school and college students are invited to:

  • Explore the fastest-growing careers in sports
  • See what happens behind the scenes at sporting events
  • Network and learn from top professionals in 45-minute breakout sessions:
  • Writing and reporting
  • TV and radio broadcasting
  • Promotion
  • New media/social media
  • Public relations
  • Technology and producing
  • Corporate partnerships
  • Entrepreneurship

Keynote Speaker

Andrea Mokros, Vice President of Communications, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee

Cost: Free
Comstock Memorial Union
615 14th St. S, Moorhead

Living Your Most Authentic Life: It Means Taking Risks | OCT 18

Wednesday, October 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m. (social: 5 – 6 p.m.)

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If you remove the negative aspects of selftalk and perception, what happens next? What if you didn’t allow the expectation of others to guide your life, but you explored what living a truly authentic life meant to you?

During this session, you will explore how to take risks and put purpose to action by channeling your own self-belief, humility and resilience. Hospice of the Red River Valley’s Kelly Krenzel and Dale Carnegie of ND & MN’s Bethany Berkeley will facilitate a panel discussion of community risk-takers and help you develop a manageable plan to mitigate the fears holding you back from achieving your life’s purpose.

Note: This is part two of a two-part series, following up from September’s event,”Calibrating the Inner Compass: How to Lead in Alignment with your Guiding Principles.” You don’t need to attend both sessions.


  • $25 Chamber members, in advance
  • $30 Chamber members, at the door
  • $35 Non-members, in advance
  • $40 Non-members, at the door
DoubleTree by Hilton & West Fargo Conference Center
825 East Beaton Drive, West Fargo

Business After Hours | OCT 19

Thursday, October 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 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 BRehder@

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
Hilton Garden Inn
4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo

Unseen’s Fall Fire | OCT 26

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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It’s estimated that there are 30 million women, children and families caught in human trafficking today. This is a local and global epidemic that Unseen is fighting, from right here in Downtown Fargo. Join this Unseen movement to empower local leaders across the globe to increase their fight for safety worldwide.

Experience hope and the light that shines in the darkness with great international food, drinks, multiple live musicians and pyro-entertainment that will capture your senses while you join a growing wildfire of good from Downtown Fargo.

The event is free. Register at Eventbrite.
Sanctuary Events Center
670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

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