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October 2019

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2019 Agribusiness Sponsors
04/01/19 - 10/31/19
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2020 Community Profile/Membership Directory Ad Registration
05/01/19 - 12/31/19
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2019 Fall Half Day HR Seminar
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2019 November Brown Bag
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Events in the next 30 days...
2019 Fall Half Day HR Seminar

OCTOBER 23, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:40 pm

Ramada by Wyndham Grand Forks

1:00 – 2:00 pm                             Keynote Speaker Jeff Franck, Minnkota Power Cooperative
                                                     Topic: Leadership Branding

2:00 – 2:10 pm                             Break

Breakout Session
2:10 – 2:50 pm                             Choose a session to attend:
                                                     Option 1: Speaker: Dr. Terry Brenner, Superintendent GF Public Schools
                                                                     Topic: Interview Techniques

                                                     Option 2: Speaker: John Schroeder, Zimney Foster P.C.
                                                                      Topic: Fair Labor Standards Act “Wage and Hour Law” –                                                                                  Exempt vs non-exempt employees

2:50 – 3: 00 pm                            Break

Breakout Session
3:00 – 3:40 pm                            Choose a session to attend:
                                                    Option 1: Speaker: Samantha Berg, Choice Bank
                                                                    Topic: StrengthFinder

                                                    Option 2: Speaker: Megan Flom, Camrud, Maddock, Olson & Larson, Ltd.
                                                                    Topic: Employee Handbooks

3:40 – 3:50 pm                             Break

3:50 – 4:30 pm                            Closing Speaker Kate Bischoff, tHRive Law & Consulting LLC
                                                        Topic: Marijuana in the Workplace

4:30 – 4:40 pm                            Closing remarks and evaluations

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Altru's Breastfeeding Clinic

Altru Health System is providing a complimentary walk-in breastfeeding clinic for breastfeeding mothers, as well as for pregnant women looking to learn more about breastfeeding their new baby. Altru's Breastfeeding Clinic is held every Wednesday from 12:30 - 2 p.m. at Altru Family Medicine Center Small Conference Room, located downstairs.
At the beginning of each meeting, we will have a trusted expert speak on a variety of topics, which may include:
  • ¬†Getting started breastfeeding
  • Baby latching correctly
  • Low milk supply and oversupply
  • Clogged milk ducts and mastitis
  • Preparing to go back to work and pumping
  • Introducing a bottle to your baby
You will be able to breastfeed or pump as you wish, with guidance and feedback from certified lactation consultants and counselors, if requested. A BabyWeigh Scale will be available to check baby's weight and baby's milk intake during a feeding.
This is a great way to build your mom community with other supportive mothers through great conversation and encouragement.

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Ambassador Committee Monthly Meeting

The Chamber's Ambassador Committee holds a monthly meeting held on the 3rd Monday from 11:30 - 1 pm at various Chamber member businesses.

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Halloween Bash

Celebrate Treat Play Love's 8th Birthday with a Halloween Bash! We'll have treats for pets and humans, LOTS of prizes you can sign up to win, costume contest, sales, and our famous $5 grab bags. It's our biggest party of the don't want to miss it. 

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North Dakota-Manitoba Met Opera Auditions

The event is free and open to the public.  The North Dakota-Manitoba District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a prestigious opera competition for young, aspiring opera singers.  The singers each perform two opera arias for the audience and three internationally known expert judges.  Audience members who attend the entire concert can vote for teh Audience Choice Award.  The Awards Ceremony and announcement of the winners will follow the competition/concert.

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Autumn Extravaganza

St. Anne’s invites you to our "Autumn Extravaganza," which includes:
Craft/Bake Sale: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Silent Auction:: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Spaghetti Dinner: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Proceeds support our mission of service to the elderly and vulnerable at St. Anne’s.

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YMCA Hoot N' Howl Halloween Bash

Put on your favorite costumes and come out for a scary good time, featuring games, prizes, our legendary haunted house and costume contest for kids preschool to grade 5! 

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ReadiTech Grand Opening

You're Invited! Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of our Grand Forks office!

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Stories of 1937 Sugar Beet Harvest through the lens of Photographer Russell Lee

Images of history, viewed through the eyes of a photographer, tell the human story. “Roots of the Red River Valley,” a pictorial history of the 1937 sugar beet harvest, will be on display at the University of Minnesota Crookston from Monday November 4 through Saturday, November 9, 2019. A gallery opening will be held on Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Daily hours for the gallery are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day except Wednesday, November 6 when it will close to the public at 5 p.m. 

A special Thursday Commons presentation and panel discussion about the pictorial history will take place on Thursday, November 7 at noon in Kiehle Auditorium. Parking permits are not required.

More than 80 images by photographer Russell Lee, known for his work with the Farm Security Administration, will be available in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the exhibit. All are welcome to view the historic images without charge and free parking is available in Lot G near the Kiehle Building.

The exhibit evenly distributes the photographs into three distinct categories: the migrant worker, the farmer, and the factory. Images, selected from the Library of Congress, give the viewer an opportunity for greater understanding of the lives of people and the importance of sugar processing in the Red River Valley. The photographs were all taken in Polk County, Minnesota, near Fisher and Crookston, and at the first processing plant built in 1926 and located in East Grand Forks, Minn.

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Northlands Rescue Mission 2019 Banquet & Silent Auction

The Northlands Rescue Mission Banquet & Silent Auction is almost here! This is the Mission's largest fundraising event of the year. Start by bidding on more than 150 packages of all kinds in our silent auction! Then, enjoy a meal in the Alerus Center Ballrooms - you'll hear about the important work happening at the Mission every day, with more than 200 homeless men and women housed in 2019. You'll also hear about how the Mission is expanding its impact to reach families and community members who are dealing with food insecurity. This year's guest speaker is author and licensed minister MB Busch.

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2019 State of the Base

2019 State of the Base
Defenders of Liberty

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Ramada Inn
I-29 & Hwy 2 West, Grand Forks
7:00 am
$20/person (includes a delicious breakfast)

Join featured speaker Col. Cameron Pringle, Commander, 319 Reconnaissance Wing, GFAFB for breakfast and his State of the Base presentation. Col. Pringle will brief the community on what is happening at Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Reservations are required. To register contact Kimberly Strom at 772-7271 or

Registration deadline is October 30th. 

Reservations not cancelled 3 business days prior to event will be billed.

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Small Business Committee Meeting

Small Business Committee

Purpose - Provide value to The Chamber's small business members through educational, programming, and other small business services by working with SBA, SCORE, and other small business programs

  • Continue to offer a monthly Brown Bag seminar on a variety of topics pertinent to small businesses in the Grand Forks - East Grand Forks Region
  • Offer one half-day small business education opportunities

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MAC Exec Meeting

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Grief Journeys for Adults Support Group

Hospice of the Red River Valley offers a free ongoing grief support group for adults 18 years and older who have experienced a loss through death. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 1:30-3 p.m. at Campbell Library, 422 4th St. NW, East Grand Forks, Minn. This group is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, call (800) 237-4629 and ask to speak to the bereavement department.

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Grief During the Holiday

Managing grief in times of celebration can be overwhelming. Suffering the loss of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but the holiday season can intensify feelings of loss. This presentation will enable attendees to identify and learn how to manage the emotions that can surface when grieving during the holidays. Participants will also learn important self-care strategies. This class is free and open to the public; no registration required. For questions, call (800) 237-4629 and ask for the grief support department.

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2019 Farmers Appreciation Banquet

On behalf of the The Chamber’s Ag Committee and our sponsors
we invite area farmers and a guest to a FREE “Farmer’s Night Out” on us
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Ramada Inn Grand Forks
5:30 pm Social
6:30pm Dinner & Program
Entertainment: Kenny and the Classics
Please join us for an evening of food, fun and socializing!
Lots of Great Door Prizes!

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A Creative Outlet for Grief During the Holidays: DIY Project

Join us for a session of creativity and remembrance as we create a holiday-themed do-it-yourself project. This class will feature a local gardening expert. Attendees will work on a take-home project while also discovering ways to manage emotions during the holiday season and learn self-care strategies. This session is free, but pre-registration is required by Nov. 11. Space is limited to 12 attendees. Register for the class online at or call (800) 237-4629 and ask for the grief support department.

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Ambassador Committee Monthly Meeting

The Chamber's Ambassador Committee holds a monthly meeting held on the 3rd Monday from 11:30 - 1 pm at various Chamber member businesses.

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