Events | Calendar

Zach, Todd and Cindy – Gold Sponsors!

 

scroll down for Kurt’s calendar + Calendly scheduling tool

Wednesday Roundtable at Porter Creek
Darcy, Bouge and Kelly at the FF Fisher Member Social
Dr. Victoria at Get a Grip on Your Business 2.0
Todd, Jessica and Rich at the Custom Cinema Social

NEXT Public Event…

Public events – please join us!

The third Wednesday of each month, we host an Executive Lunch Series at Fargo’s Avalon Events Center for the entire business community. These are designed as open-forum conversations for area business leaders to share experiences. Watch Fargo INC! Business Magazine for monthly promotions and scroll this page for upcoming and past events.

In January, we’re proud to host the Executive Expo with dozens of  influential speakers and local businesses on display. We invite everyone to join us for this event, which includes dinner, happy hour and an inspiring kick-off to the New Year for our FMWF community!

Private events – Members and key personnel only | Apply for Membership

Each Wednesday, our Members and key personnel are invited to attend a casual lunch at Fargo’s Porter Creek Hardwood Grill. If you’re interested in becoming a Member, maybe you’d be interested in first attending our Weekly Roundtable? If so, email me at kurt@the100.work

Throughout the year, a few of our Members step up and host a Member Social or other event at their business and at no cost to our Members! Again, if you’re interested in Membership, please let me know if you’d like to attend a Social.

11 Dirty Words Executive Series | Feb – Dec 2019

The third Wednesday of each month, 3 area business leaders will give candid 10-minute talks on the dirty word-of-the-month, followed by an open-forum, high-level discussion.

The exact direction of each talk or perspective of each speaker will not be known to the other speakers or to us, prior to each month’s event! Each is only given the 1-word and asked to bring their insight and unique experience.

This series promises to be valuable, eye-opening and well worth the price of lunch! We invite you to join us each and every month!

  • 11:30 doors open | buffet lunch
  • 12:00 candid 10-minute talks
  • 12:30 open-forum discussion
  • 1:00 take what you’ve heard back to the office!

November 2018

11.07.2018 Porter Creek
11.14.2018 Porter Creek
11.28.2018 | Tunnel-Vision Leadership

November 21 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | Exit Strategy, led by Trent Lee | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! November 2018
Presenter, Trent Lee
a small “Day-Before-Thanksgiving” group!
click image for a 360 virtual tour from Be More Colorful

October 2018

10.3.2018 Porter Creek
10.10.2018 Porter Creek
10.24.2018 Porter Creek
10.31.2018 Porter Creek

October 17 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | Right Person, Right Seat, led by Barry Gish | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! October 2018
The Avalon’s Roosevelt Room
Petro Serve USA CEO, Kent Satrang

September 2018

9.05.2018 Porter Creek
9.12.2018 Porter Creek
9.26.2018 Porter Creek
Wednesday “regular”, Jodee Bock!

September 19 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | Building at C-Level, led by Heather Aal | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! September 2018
Heather Aal leads our discussion
Ryan Keel and Mike Brevik

August 2018

8.01.2018 Porter Creek
8.08.2018 Porter Creek
8.22.2018 Porter Creek
8.29.2018 Porter Creek

August 15 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | The Power of a Clarity Break, led by Barry Gish | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! August 2018
8.15.2018 The Power of a Clarity Break
Barry Gish, President | Traction Planning

July 2018

7.11.2018 Q/A with Matthew Chaussee | Be More Colorful
Matt Chaussee, Be More Colorful, makes a presentation
July Member Social at Bonanzaville!
7.25.2018

July 18 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | Collective Wisdom, led by Andrea Hochhalter and Michael Johnson | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! July 2018
Andrea Hochhalter and Michael Johnson facilitating
Heather Aal offers insight

June 2018

6.6.2018
6.13.2018 Q/A with Josh Christy | Codelation
6.13.2018 Q/A with Josh Christy
6.27.2018

June 20 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | Culture vs Strategy: Stop Debating, Start Leading! | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! June 2018
panelists: David Dietz, Kimberly Pigeon, Zac Paulson and moderator, Dave Monson
6.20.2018 attendees in the Roosevelt Room

May 2018

5.2.2018
5.9.2018
5.23.2018
5.30.2018

May 16 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | Creating a Point of Difference | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! May 2018
5.16.2018
Discussion led by Patrick Kirby, Melissa Rademacher and Rob Burke

April 2018

4.4.2018
4.11.2018
4.25.2018
4.26.2018 Hannaher’s Member Social. Dayna Del Val and Paul Hannaher

April 18 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | Rethink Brainstorming | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! April 2018
4.18.2018 Rethink Brainstorming
Discussion led by Andy Rogers, Josh Christy and Jodee Bock

March 2018

3.07.2018
3.14.2018
3.28.2018
Coiya Tompkins, Jeremiah Program

March 21 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | Compensation Strategies | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! March 2018
panelists Andrew Abernathey, Dr. Mason Orth and Harlan Goerger
3.21.2018 Compensation Strategies

February 2018

2.7.2018
2.14.2018
2.28.2018

February 21 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | The Role of CEO | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! February 2018
panelists Rachael Boyer, Dave Ekman, Robin Nelson and facilitator Andrea Hochhalter
2.21.2018 the Role of CEO

January 2018

1.3.2018
1.10.2018
1.17.2018
1.31.2018

January 24 | 3rd Wednesday Executive Lunch | First Annual Executive Expo | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! January 2018
Happy Hour at Executive Expo 2018
Dr. Jim Carlson delivers opening remarks at Executive Expo
FF Fisher Sales & Leasing display
Teresa Lewis delivers an inspiring evening keynote
Kurt and Andrea greeting attendees at Executive Expo 2018!

upcoming events…

Wednesday Nov 28 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Dec 5 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Dec 12 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday December 19

Third Wednesday Executive Series

Wednesday Dec 26 | Weekly Roundtable

2019

Wednesday Jan 2 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Jan 9 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Jan 16 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday January 23

Executive Expo II

  • tickets Leadership Unfiltered
  • Avalon Events Center | 12:00 to 8:00 pm
  • $100 Members and non-Members
  • $75 teams of 2+
  • $50 happy hour + evening session only

Wednesday Jan 30 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Feb 6 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Feb 13 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday February 20

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Profit
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday Feb 27 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Mar 6 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Mar 13 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday March 20

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Conflict
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday Mar 27 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Apr 3 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Apr 10 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday April 17

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Debt
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday Apr 24 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday May 1 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday May 8 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday May 15

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Disruption
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday May 22 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday May 29 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Jun 5 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Jun 12 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday June 19

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Sacrifice
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday Jun 26 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Jul 3 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Jul 10 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday July 17

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Significance 
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday Jul 24 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Jul 31 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Aug 7 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Aug 14 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday August 21

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Empathy
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday Aug 28 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Sep 4 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Sep 11 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday September 18

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Exploitation
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday Sep 25 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Oct 2 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Oct 9 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday October 16

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Competition
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday Oct 23 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Oct 30 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Nov 6 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Nov 13 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday November 20

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Complacency
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday Nov 27 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Dec 4 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday Dec 11 | Weekly Roundtable

Wednesday December 18

11 Dirty Words Executive Series

  • subject: Free
  • Avalon Events Center | 11:30 to 1:00
  • $50 non-Members | $30 Members

Wednesday Dec 25 | Merry Christmas!

  • no lunch this week
“You can do so much in 10 minutes’ time . Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity.” Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA Founder

2017 | “52 Wednesdays. 52 opportunities.” | thank you!

December 2017

12.27.2017 | #52!
12.20.2017
12.6.2017
the lunch cameraguy

December 13, 2017 | Execution: Turn Your Organization Into a Goal-Crushing Machine | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! December 2017
Eric, Andrea, Mike and Scott

November 2017

11.29.2017
11.22.2017
11.8.2017
11.1.2017

November 15, 2017 | Cover Your Assets: 100 Action to Protect Your Business and Yourself | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! November 2017

October 2017

10.25.2017
10.11.2017
10.4.2017

October 18, 2017 | 2nd Annual FF Fisher Member  Social | FF Fisher Sales & Leasing

the FF Fisher Team | Todd, far right

David Dietz, Preference Employment
Kristi, Tracy and Robin

Lisa, Jessica and Teresa

September 2017

9.27.2017
9.20.17
9.13.2017 Extreme Leadership
9.6.2017 DooLittles

September 13, 2017 | Extreme Leadership | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! September 2017
Rachael Boyer, DJ Colter and Jodee Bock

August 2017

8.30.2017
8.23.2017
8.9.2017
8.2.2017

August 16, 2017 | Cash Flow Crisis | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! August 2017
Panelists: Neil, Jon, Judy and Steve
The Avalon’s Roosevelt Room
8.16.2017 Cash Flow Luncheon

July 2017

7.26.2017
Jessica, Tracy and Cindy at Radiant Homes
7.12.2017
7.5.2017

July 19, 2017 | Radiant Homes Member Social

Host, David Reid

Mark, Dave, Mike and Jessica
Cindy, Todd, Darcy and Mark

June 2017

6.28.2017
6.21.2017
6.14.2017 | Traction Intro
6.7.2017

June 14, 2017 | Traction: Introduction and Overview | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! June 2017
Panelists: Wes, Brady, Harlan, Roger and Kent

Paul Highness and Jon Lowry

May 2017

5.31.2017
5.24.2017
5.10.2017
5.3.2017

May 17, 2017 | Board Development | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! May 2017
Bob Sinner, Jim Buus and Eric Monson

April 2017

4.26.17
Brian, Cindy, Dave and Jim
4.12.17
4.5.2017

April 19, 2017 | Custom Cinema and Sound Member Social

Host Jon Kungel, President
Jodee Bock, Darcy Pope-Fuchs and Jessica Hoppe

Brian Larry and Kurt McSparron
Todd Fisher, Jessica Hoppe and Rich Cossette
Neil Blanchard and Todd Fuchs
Jodee, Barry Dresser and Dave Ekman

March 2017

3.29.2017
3.22.2017
3.8.2017
3.1.2017

March 15, 2017 | Defining and Tracking Key Performance Indicators | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! March 2017
Panelists: Brian Rinke, Matt Lachowitzer, Russell Schell, Sarah Wuebker and Jeromie Kirk
Business Coach Brian Rinke led the discussion

February 2017

2.22.2017
2.10.17 Frank’s Lounge
2.8.2017
2.1.17

February 15, 2017 | The ABCs of ESOPs | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! February 2017
Panelists led by David Dietz (center)
David Dietz, President/CEO Preference Employment
Kurt McSparron, Steve M Scheel and David Dietz

January 2017

1.25.17
1.18.17
1.11.17 Business Kick-Off!
1.4.17 just Cindy and me!

January 11, 2017 | Business Kick-Off! | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! January 2107

Kurt, Cindy and Barry
Kurt McSparron, Mark Lindquist and Jodee Bock

Mark Lindquist with the evening keynote

2016 | “Our first year” | thank you!

December 2016

12.28.16
12.14.16
12.7.16 CEO Wellness Breakfast

December 7, 2016 | CEO Wellness | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! December 2016
Dr. Mason Orth, DC, gives his expertise on wellness
LMT Patrick Emerson gives advice and tips

November 2016

11.30.16
11.23.16
11.16.16 Investment Breakfast
11.9.16

November 16, 2016 | Investment Outlook ’17 | Avalon Events Center

Austin Morris, Ben Meland and Ross Almlie

October 2016

10.26.16
10.19.16…stood up!
10.12.16
10.27.16 FF Fisher Member Social

October 19, 2016 | Business and Politics | Avalon Events Center

October 27, 2016 | 1st Annual FF Fisher Member Social

Fargo INC! October 2016
10.19.16 Business + Politics
ND Representatives Jim Kasper D46, Ben Koppelman D16, Tom Kading D45, ND Senator Lonnie Laffen D41 and Kurt McSparron
Ron Fuhrman and Wayne Bradley
Jim Buus and Bob Gibb

September 2016

9.28.16
9.13.16 Herd-n-Horns Happy Hour!

September 21, 2016 | Lease Changes | Avalon Events Center

Fargo INC! September 2016
Presenters: Mark Giddings, Jeff Schlossman, Dave Groshong and Todd Fisher
9.21.16 Lease Changes Breakfast
Todd Fisher

August 2016

August 17, 2016 | HR Discussion | Avalon Events Center

Kim Bjoralt, Paul Gunkleman, Darcy Pope-Fuchs and Tania Cook

July 2016

July 20, 2016 | Tech Workshop | Avalon Events Center

Wes Henry, Josh Christy, Jake Joraanstad and Brian Larry

June 2016

June 15, 2016 | Business Valuation | Avalon Events Center

May 2016

May 18, 2016 | Marketing | Avalon Events Center

Mike Dragosavich, Spotlight Media

April 2016

April 13, 2016 | CEOs Roundtable | Avalon Events Center | our 1st hosted monthly event!

Bob Gibb and Kurt McSparron
Bob Gibb
Brady Nash

January 2016

January 7, 2016  The 1st Weekly Member Lunch was held at O’Kelly’s. Attending were Dean Vollmer, Wayne Bradley and Neil Blanchard!