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October 2016 business events calendar

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Stay up to date with what business events are happening this month.

Fargo Red River Market

RED RIVER MARKET
Saturdays, July 9 – October 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Red River Market is a farmers’ market in Downtown Fargo with a mission to create a space for all community members to experience the joys of locally produced food and local vendors.
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409 Broadway N, Fargo

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BACK TO BASICS ON TAX INCENTIVES
Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Hear from North Dakota State Senator Dwight Cook, chairman of the Senate Tax Committee since 2009, along with Fargo City Commissioner and former state senator Tony Grindberg. With their more than 30 years of combined legislative and business-development experience, you are sure to gain a strong understanding of why tax incentives were created, what the incentives have done for communities that have utilized them and what the future of these programs looks like. Registration includes breakfast and is $30 in advance and $35 at the door for Chamber members and $40 in advance and $45 at the door for non-members.
fmwfchamber.com
Holiday Inn Fargo
3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

FARGO PLANNING COMMISSION
Tuesday, October 4, 4 – 8 p.m.

You can watch the meeting live on TV Fargo (channel 12). Meetings are rebroadcast each Sunday at 8 a.m., Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 8 a.m.
cityofargo.com/calendar
Fargo City Hall
200 3rd St. N., Fargo

TRAFFIC TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday, October 5, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

You can watch this meeting live on TV Fargo (channel 99). Meetings are rebroadcast the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m., the second Tuesday at 8 p.m. and the third Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
cityofargo.com/calendar
Fargo City Hall
200 3rd St. N., Fargo

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IMPACTING MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE
Wednesday & Thursday, October 12 & 13

Jeffrey Liker, author of “The Toyota Way,” and Carroll Thomas, director of National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), will be the featured speakers. Many other sessions covering a variety of topics will be presented over the day- and-a-half-long conference.
impactdakota.com/conference
Holiday Inn Fargo
3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

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FLSA OVERTIME RULE CHANGE
Wednesday, October 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join two “sisters-in-law” who happen to be real-life sisters to discuss the impact of the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) Overtime Rule change on your organization and to help you determine what to do about it. Martha Velasco Suarez is a labor and employment attorney who has extensive experience with the FLSA both as a litigator and in guiding companies through FLSA audits and Department of Labor disputes. Michelle Kommer, Western State Bank, has served as in-house counsel and HR executive with several organizations, leading through these issues from the “inside.” From their two unique perspectives, you will be equipped with knowledge, information and tools to manage this unprecedented change. Registration includes lunch and is $27 per person in advance and $32 at the door for Chamber members and $40 in advance and $45 at the door for non-members.
fmwfchamber.com
Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

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UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING
Thursday, October 13, 2 – 5 p.m.

Join the United Way of Cass-Clay for the 25th Annual Day of Caring, which will mobilize thousands of volunteers from all over the Cass and Clay County communities to help area seniors and those in need with projects around their homes. The volunteer opportunities and activities vary greatly for the day. Some individuals request help with light cleaning projects while some have larger requests for lawn care, cleaning gutters, and pulling out flower beds and gardens.
unitedwaycassclay.org

Fargo's Women's Business Summit

WOMEN’S BUSINESS SUMMIT

Sunday, October 16, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join for a full day of outstanding personal and professional development opportunities, as well as the opening night Wine, Women & Chocolate reception. The Women’s Business Summit includes the always-popular Breakfast with Entrepreneurs Panel, keynote speaker Sylvia Theisen and your choice of unique breakout sessions.
trainingnd.com
Bismarck Event Center
315 S. 5th St., Bismarck, ND

Fargo's Ingreat Spirits

IN GREAT SPIRITS
Tuesday, October 18, 7 – 9 p.m.

Dress the part of a gangster or a flapper or come as you are. Either way, plan for a fantastic evening of gourmet food, top-shelf liquor and incredible music. There will also be a blind bottle auction so that you can bring the party home with you! For event updates, follow Mind Shift on Facebook. All proceeds support the work of Mind Shift as they employ the unique and considerable talents of adults on the autism spectrum.
mindshift.works/in-great-spirits
Proof Artisan Distillers
414 4th Ave. N, Fargo

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD MEETING
Wednesday, October 19, 1 – 2 p.m.

Meetings are broadcast live on TV Fargo (channel 99). They are rebroadcast on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. and the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
cityofargo.com/calendar
Fargo City Hall
200 3rd St. N., Fargo

Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Cracker Barrel

LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE CRACKER BARREL
Tuesday, October 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

The Chamber’s Legislative Candidate Cracker Barrel initiates or inspires routine conversations between our policymakers and business leaders. The Chamber has designed the event to provide you an opportunity to meet candidates and share the issues you are most interested in. The format is informal, unintimidating and very fast-paced. The engaging format allows connections to be made without note cards or scripts so the relationship will last after the election occurs. The event is free, but registration is required.
fmwfchamber.com
Hjemkomst Center
202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

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SILENCING SELF-DOUBT: LIVING TO THRIVE
Tuesday, October 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m. (social: 5 – 6 p.m.)

Whatever comes after the words “I am” is up to you. Redefine and take ownership of your life by moving past self-doubt, fear and perceived limitations. At this session of Women Connect, Bethany Gartin, performance consultant at Dale Carnegie, will focus on the power of the self-fulfilling prophecy and offer tools to overcome barriers and inspiration to conquer self-doubt.
fmwfchamber.com
Avalon Events Center
2525 9th Ave. S, Fargo

Fargo New American Job Fair

NEW AMERICAN JOB FAIR
Thursday, October 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Together with the Afro-American Development Association and the Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program (CEP), the Moorhead Business Association invites you to their second annual New American Job Fair. Join them in matching eager-to-work new Americans with potential employers. Please enter through the north doors near the elevators and look for signage. Will feature: interviews with potential employers (preferential time slots for those who attend a pre- screening workshop—more info available on the MBA’s Facebook page). Translation and on-the- job training services available.
facebook.com/moorheadbusinessassociation
Moorhead Center Mall
510 Center Ave, Moorhead

Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber Of Commerce Business After hours

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Thursday, October 20, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Widely recognized as the region’s most effective networking opportunity, Business After Hours 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. Sponsored by Heritage Homes.
fmwfchamber.com
Hilton Garden Inn Fargo
4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo

FLYING HIGH: A LOOK AT FARGO’S AIR SERVICE
Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

You see them flying overhead and bringing visitors and residents to and from Fargo all day long, but do you know all of what is happening at Hector International Airport? Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of Hector International Airport, will provide you with a full update on construction projects, terminal changes and what to expect in the coming year for local air service. Michael Lum, consultant with Sixel Consulting, will also share an overall view of the Fargo air-service market. Through data about passenger trends, fares, load factors, and popular domestic and international flights, you’ll gain an understanding of what it takes to gain air service in our region. Registration includes breakfast and is $30 in advance and $35 at the door for Chamber members and $40 in advance and $45 at the door for non-members.
fmwfchamber.com
Courtyard by Marriott Fargo-Moorhead
1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

COMING UP DOWN THE ROAD

FOUNDERS ONLY RETREAT
November 9-11
emergingprairie.com/events
Coteau des Prairies Lodge
9953 141st Ave. SE, Havana, ND

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
December 1
fmwfchamber.com
Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

1 MILLION THANKS 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
emergingprairie.com/events
Location TBD

MONTHLY MEETUPS

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