Executives’ Club Private Events

The Club will host well over 100 in-person, private events this year – JOIN US

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesdays 12to1 | 3 o’clocks at The Clubhouse | Quarterly Member Socials | Group Mentorship Program


October 13, 2021 | TELL US YOUR STORY | Wednesdays 12to1

October 15, 2021 | 3 o’ clocks at The Clubhouse: Rd 2 ECCR Invitational Table Tennis Tournament | Grindstone

October 20, 2021 | STRUCTURE MATTERS: Which Is Right For Your Next Venture? | Wednesdays 12to1

October 22, 2021 | 3 o’clocks at The Clubhouse: Final Rd of the ECCRI Table Tennis Invitational & Awarding of The Jacket

October 27, 2021 | LEADERSHIP SHORTCOMING: What Are The 10 Most Common & How To Resolve Them | Wednesdays 12to1

October 29, 2021 | Classic TV Characters Costume Party at the Clubhouse | Grindstone

November 3, 2021 | LOOKING AHEAD: CEOs Expectations For 2022 | Wednesdays 12to1

November 10, 2021 | What is Your Biggest Struggle & How Can We Help Resolve It? Led by Jason Orloske | Wednesdays 12to1

December 3, 2021 | Christmas at The Clubhouse, with live music from Lori Alane! | Grindstone

December 8, 2021 | Great Mentor/Mentee Relationships, Led by Jason Orloske, | Wednesdays 12to1

January 12, 2022 | Group Mentorship Program Kick-Off Event | Location TBD


PAST EVENTS


October 4, 2021 | Under 10 Roundtable: Finance | Grindstone

October 1, 2021 | Matt’s Automotive 3 o’clocks at The Clubhouse, Sponsored by Matt Lachowitzer | Grindstone

September 29, 2021| When OSHA Calls, presented by Nelco First Aid, Inc. | Wednesdays 12 to 1

September 22, 2021 | CareerViewXR 3 o’clocks at The Clubhouse, Sponsored by Matt Chausee | Grindstone

September 22, 2021 | CareerViewXR Introduction & Answers | Wednesdays 12to1

September 15, 2021 | COLLABORATION 3 o’clocks at The Clubhouse

September 15, 2021 | Ideas For Growth: a conversation about collaborating with your competitors

September 8, 2021 | What’s Your EyeQ?, w/ Dr. Gary Johnson, O.D. | Wednesdays 12to1

August 25, 2021 | Executive Triathlon 3 o’clocks at The Clubhouse | Grindstone

August 25, 2021 | One of the Best Ways To Grow | Wednesdays 12to1

August 18, 2021 | Bortnem’s Birthday Bash 3 o’clocks at The Clubhouse | Grindstone

August 18, 2021 | The Power of Fear, w/Heather Aal, Owner of Aal Yours Consignments | Wednesdays 12to1

August 15, 2021 | Executives’ Club 6th Birthday Party | Buffalo River Speedway

August 11, 2021 | Open-Forum Leadership Council Meeting: 6-year organizational review | Grindstone

August 11, 2021 | Capital Allocation: For your business, your family, and your legacy, with Tom Stadum | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

August 4, 2021 | When Financial Crisis is Looming: Bankruptcy discussion with Cheryl Bergian | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

August 2, 2021 | Under 10 Roundtable: People | Grindstone

July 28, 2021 | Innovative Mindset: Secret of High-Performance CEOs, with Harlan Goerger | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

July 27, 2021 | EOS Roundtable: Organizational Checkup & V/TO Review | Grindstone

July 22, 2021 | Executive Group Membership formation meeting | Grindstone

July 21, 2021 | Thuen Studios 3 O’Clocks at The Clubhouse, Sponsored by Scott Thuen (Todd Fuchs Surprise B’day Party) | Grindstone

July 21, 2021 | The $1/Day University | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

July 14, 2021 | Aal In 3 O’clocks at The Clubhouse, Sponsored by Heather Aal, Aal Yours Consignments | Grindstone

July 14, 2021 | Lunch With Tom Kading, Fargo Patent & Business Law | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

July 13, 2021 | Uplinq ND Partner Program Meeting | Grindstone

July 7, 2021 | Membership = Mentorship: Teaching Top Dogs New Tricks | Wednesdays 12to, Porter Creek

July 7, 2021 | 3-Fest 3 O’Clocks at The Clubhouse | Grindstone

June 30, 2021 | Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes | 3 O’clocks at The Clubhouse, Grindstone

June 30, 2021 | Need a Break From Book Learning?, with Lisa Bortnem-Wiser | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

June 23, 2021 | The Music of GC 3 O’Clocks at the Clubhouse | Grindstone

June 23, 2021 | Effort Counts Twice: a discussion of grit | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

June 16, 2021 | When I’m Gone…3 O’Clocks at the Clubhouse | Grindstone

June 16, 2021 | Opportunities and Surprises | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

June 9, 2021 | Stu Stockmoe’s 3 O’Clocks at the Clubhouse | Grindstone

June 9, 2021 | Having Fun at Work is Serious Business | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

June 7, 2021 | Under 10 Roundtable: MINDSET | Grindstone

June 2, 2021 | UNIVERSAL TRUTH of CONNECTING | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

June 2, 2021 | National Hospitality Services 3 O’Clocks at the Clubhouse, Sponsored by Sarah Koustrup | Grindstone

May 26, 2021 | 3 O’Clocks at the Clubhouse | Grindstone

May 26, 2021 | A Matter of Laugh or Death: Entrepreneurship, Success & Depression | Wednesdays 12to1

May 19, 2021 | VISION ALIGNMENT: Mine. Yours. The Executives’ Club. | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

May 18, 2021 | EOS Roundtable: High-Level Traction-Users Forum | Grindstone

May 13, 2021 | A.K.A. at the Clubhouse Quarterly Member Social | Grindstone

May 12, 2021 | 80% Psychology. 20% Skills. Managing Your Business Mindset | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

May 5, 2021 | 3 O’Clocks at the Clubhouse: start of our Summer schedule | Grindstone

May 5, 2021 | HOW TO GET WHATEVER YOU WANT: A discussion of sacrifices vs priorities | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

April 30, 2021 | Last Friday 3 O’Clocks at the Clubhouse | Grindstone

April 28, 2021 | STRATEGIC REALIZATION: Ask the Integrator w/Jason Orloske | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

April 23, 2021 | Bridge the Gap 3 O’Clocks at the Clubhouse, Sponsored this week by Jason Orloske | Grindstone

April 21, 2021 | The Extra Small Business Q/A Planning Meeting | Grindstone

April 21, 2021 | The White Knight Syndrome: How to overcome your obsession with helping others | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

April 16, 2021 | The Kurnel’s 3 O’Clocks at the Clubhouse | Grindstone

April 15, 2021 | Part IV: Business Succession & Transition Conversation & Cocktail Hour w/Trent Lee, Compass Leadership Advisors | Grindstone

April 14, 2021 | Keep It Local: a discussion of area business resources | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

April 9, 2021 | The BEST 3 O’Clocks at the Clubhouse | Grindstone

April 7, 2021 | Are We There Yet? A discussion of the CEOs most-important role | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

April 2, 2021 | Midwest Nest 3 O’Clocks at The Clubhouse, Sponsored this week by Susan Hozak | Grindstone

March 31, 2021 | A Conversation with Todd Berning, President EPIC Companies | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

March 26, 2021 | CEO Solutions (+HG B’day) 3 O’Clocks at The Clubhouse, Sponsored by Harlan Goerger  Grindstone

March 24, 2021 | Understanding the 4 Communication Styles in the Workplace | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

March 19, 2021 | JBC Commercial 3 O’Clocks at The Clubhouse, Sponsored this week by Jim Buus | Grindstone

March 17, 2021 | Part III: Business Succession & Transition Series w/Mike Gallagher, CEO, Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc | Grindstone

March 17, 2021 | Read The Room | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

March 12, 2021 | iDigital 3 O’Clocks at The Clubhouse, Sponsored this week by Julie Halvorson | Grindstone

March 10, 2021 | Your Business Has Changed, Have You? w/Ole P. Rygg & Sarah Koustrup | Grindstone

March 10, 2021 | Are You Happy? A big picture conversation | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

March 5, 2021 | Boone 3 O’Clocks at The Clubhouse, Sponsored this week by Beverly Boone | Grindstone

March 3, 2021 | What’s Changed? w/Ole P. Rygg | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

February 26, 2021 | Christiansons 3 O’Clocks at The Clubhouse, Sponsored by Roger Christianson | Grindstone

February 23, 2021 | Part II: Business Succession & Transition Conversation & Cocktail Hour w/Tom Stadum, Fjell Capital | Grindstone

February 18, 2021 | (Watch Party) Pioneer Series: Chris Gardner | Grindstone

February 17, 2021 | That’s a Terrible Idea…I’m In | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

February 11, 2021 | Connections at the Clubhouse (quarterly Member Social) | Grindstone

February 10, 2021 | Executives’ Club Leadership Council Meeting | Grindstone

February 10, 2021 | Thoughts From the 3rd Generation, w/Tom Stadum | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

February 3, 2021 | The “Other” Fargo Moorhead, w/John Fisher | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

January 29, 2021 | Darcy’s Super Happy…Hour, Sponsored by Todd Fuchs | Grindstone

January 27, 2021 | Strong, Straightforward, Personal & Soft…the 2021 Executive’s Challenge | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

January 20, 2021 | Part I: Business Succession & Transition Conversation & Cocktail Hour w/Lisa Bortnem-Wiser, Mid States Wireless | Grindstone

January 20, 2021 | Your Successor: Defining the Role | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

January 13, 2021 | Contingency: Resources & Information…just in case | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

January 6, 2021 | Prioritize Trust: the Biggest Workplace Imperative of 2021 | Wednesdays 12to1, Porter Creek

2020 Member Events

December 31, 2020 | ExecsClubByRequestImpromptuJustBecuzFU2020 Happy Hour | Grindstone

December 30, 2020 | Big Ideas 2021 | Wednesdays 12to1

December 23, 2020 | What Scares Business Owners? | Wednesdays 12to1

December 17, 2020 | Christmas at the Clubhouse | Grindstone

December 16, 2020 | Take Your Time | Wednesdays 12to1

December 9, 2020 | Be Present or Don’t Show Up | Wednesdays 12to1

December 3, 2020 | Miss Management Social | Herd-n-Horns

December 2, 2020 | The Value of Your Membership | Wednesdays 12to1

November 25, 2020 | Corporate Travel & Duty of Care w/Travel Travel

November 20, 2020 | Friday Morning Mentors | Grindstone

November 18, 2020 | Civil Unrest and Your Business | Wednesdays 12to1

November 12, 2020 | ClubHouseWarming Member Connect | Grindstone

November 11, 2020 | I Miss Tom Petty (and other non-controversial topics) | Wednesdays 12to1

November 4, 2020 | What Business Leaders Think About the US Election | Wednesdays 12to1

October 28, 2020 | Powerful Listening in Conflict w/Gail Nelson | Wednesdays 12to1

October 23, 2020 | Leadership Council Meeting | Grindstone

October 21, 2020 | The Power of a Disgruntled Employee | Wednesdays 12to1

October 15, 2020 | The Execs Club Uncorked Member Social | Creatively Uncorked

October 14, 2020 | Meet Our HR Members | Wednesdays 12to1

October 8, 2020 | Miss Management Happy Hour | Herd-n-Horns

October 7, 2020 | Creating Your Personal Brand pt.1 | Wednesdays 12to1

September 30, 2020 | Collective Wisdom | Wednesdays 12to1

September 23, 2020 | Let’s Talk Business with Paul Smith & Del Carver

September 16, 2020 | Meet Our Real Estate & Development Members | Wednesdays 12to1

September 15, 2020 | It’s a Shit Show Happy Hour at Herd-n-Horns

September 9, 2020 | Now Hiring…but not you | Wednesdays 12to1

September 2, 2020 | The Art of Business Storytelling | Wednesdays 12to1

August 26, 2020 | 9 Ever-Present Distractions | Wednesdays 12to1

August 19, 2020 | Meet Our Media & Marketing Members | Wednesdays 12to1

August 14, 2020 | Our 5th Birthday Party & Fargo Food Truck Festival

August 12, 2020 | A Conversation with Susan Hozak | Wednesdays 12to1

August 5, 2020 | The Executive Funk | Wednesdays 12to1

July 29, 2020 | Making Connections & Solving Problems | Wednesdays 12to1

July 23, 2020 | The Next Executives’ Club Happy Hour

July 22, 2020 | A Conversation with The Parking Whisperer | Wednesdays 12to1

July 17, 2020 | Friday Morning Mentors with Shanna Cramer

July 15, 2020 | Meet Our Non-Profit Members | Wednesdays 12to1

July 10, 2020 | Friday Morning Mentors with Josh Christy

July 8, 2020 | 12 Questions That Will Change Your Life | Wednesdays 12to1

July 1, 2020 | Marketplace Returns | Wednesdays 12to1

June 26, 2020 | Friday Morning Mentors with Stu Stockmoe

June 24, 2020 | A Conversation with Jim Buus | Wednesdays 12to1

June 17, 2020 | A Conversation with Ron Fuhrman | Wednesdays 12to1

June 10, 2020 | The Nude Normal Happy Hour

June 10, 2020 | Does Running Your Business Ethically Add Value or Cost? | Wednesdays 12to1

June 3, 2020 | Seeking the Truth | Wednesdays 12to1

May 27, 2020 | Mentors Development Program intro & input | Wednesdays 12to1

May 20, 2020 | PPP Talk with Mark Giddings, CPA | Wednesdays 12to1

May 13, 2020 | Modified Operating Procedures | Wednesdays 12to1

May 6, 2020 | PPP Update #3 with  Mark Giddings, CPA | Wednesdays 12to1

April 29, 2020 | HR Concerns & Legal Considerations with Tom Kading, PC | Wednesdays 12to1

April 22, 2020 | The 4 C’s of Leading in Times of Uncertainty | Wednesdays 12to1

April 17, 2020 | The Science & Technology of Working From Home | Wednesdays 12to1

April 15, 2020 | PPP Continued with Mark Giddings, CPA | Wednesdays 12to1

March 25, 2020 | 9 Unique Ways to Lead With Authenticity | Wednesdays 12to1

March 18, 2020 | Coronavirus Impact On Your Business | Wednesdays 12to1

March 17, 2020 | Vision Team Meeting #2

March 17, 2020 | EOS Challenges: A Conversation for Visionaries 

March 11, 2020 | The Best Time to Call Me is to Email | Wednesdays 12to1

March 4, 2020 | FM Business Needs & Opportunities | Wednesdays 12to1

February 26, 2020 | Haagen-Daaz, Rollerblades & Batman Movies | Wednesdays 12to1

February 19, 2020 | Marketplace | Wednesdays 12to1

February 18, 2020 | Vision Team Meeting #1

February 12, 2020 | Member Connect Program intro & input | Wednesdays 12to1

February 11, 2020 | Human Behavior Hacks for Leaders Happy Hour

February 5, 2020 | Employee Profit Sharing: pros & cons | Wednesdays 12to1

January 29, 2020 | A Conversation with Bob Sinner | Wednesdays 12to1

January 22, 2020 | Management is Dead | Wednesdays 12to1

January 15, 2020 | B2B Marketing for 2020 | Wednesdays 12to1

January 8, 2020 | Marketplace | Wednesdays 12to1

January 1, 2020 | How (and why) to Build an Empathy Wall | Wednesdays 12to1

2019 Member Events

December 18, 2019 | The Art of Focused Conversation | Wednesdays 12to1

December 17, 2019 | Best Practices Happy Hour: Onboarding and Awareness

December 13, 2019 | Leadership Council Meeting

December 11, 2019 | On The Table: Projects & Connections | Wednesdays 12to1

December 4, 2019 | 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership #6-10 | Wednesdays 12to1

November 27, 2019 | 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership #1-5 | Wednesdays 12to1

November 20, 2019 | Recapturing Youth, w/Robin Nelson | Roundtable

November 13, 2019 | A Conversation with Kent Satrang | Wednesdays 12to1

November 6, 2019 | How to Forestall Executive Isolation | Wednesdays 12to1

October 30, 2019 | A Conversation with Dave Ekman | Wednesdays 12to1

October 30, 2019 | ND Workforce Development Strategy | 4:00 Off-Site

October 29, 2019 | HFH CEO Build introduction & input 

October 28, 2019 | Avoid Fraud & Embezzlement | 4:00 Off-Site

October 23, 2019 | How to Avoid Feedback & Get Advice | Wednesdays 12to1

October 17, 2019 | MissManagement | 4:00 Off-Site

October 16, 2019 | Emotional Intelligence w/Janelle Albrecht | Roundtable

October 9, 2019 | Connections Without Commonalities | Wednesdays 12to1

October 2, 2019 | A Conversation with Lisa Bortnem-Wiser | Wednesdays 12to1

October 2, 2019 | Leadership Council Meeting

September 25, 2019 | Empowerment w/David Dietz | Wednesdays 12to1

September 18, 2019 | Makers Challenge 3 | Roundtable

September 12, 2019 | 4th Annual FF Fisher Member Social

September 11, 2019 | It’s a Win-Win…Just Not Today | Wednesdays 12to1

September 4, 2019 | 5 Blind-Spots That’ll Sink Your Boat | Wednesdays 12to1

August 28, 2019 | I’m the Boss + 13 Other Dumb Things to Say | Wednesdays 12to1

August 21, 2019 | Makers Challenge 2 | Roundtable

August 14, 2019 | 10 Areas Empathy Wins in Business | Wednesdays 12to1

August 14, 2019 | Leadership Council Meeting

August 11, 2019 | Executive’s Challenge

August 7, 2019 | Magnetizing Your Business | Wednesdays 12to1

July 31, 2019 | Costs: What Should I Expect to Pay For… | Wednesdays 12to1

July 24, 2019 | The Law of Respect + Your Business | Wednesdays 12to1

July 17, 2019 | Makers Challenge #1 | Roundtable

July 10, 2019 | Your Voice | Wednesdays 12to1

July 3, 2019 | The Law of Solid Ground | Wednesdays 12to1

July 2, 2019 | Leadership Council Meeting

June 26, 2019 | Presentation by Flourish Wellness | Wednesdays 12to1

June 19, 2019 | Makers Challenge Planning & Input | Roundtable

June 12, 2019 | Sacrifice: Leaders Must Give Up to Go Up | Wednesdays 12to1

June 5, 2019 | Navigation: A Leader to Chart the Course | Wednesdays 12to1

May 29, 2019 | Processes: Leaders Are Learners | Wednesdays 12to1

May 22, 2019 | Applying The Law of Influence to Your Life | Wednesdays 12to1

May 9, 2019 | Spring Member Social

May 8, 2019 | Disruption. Are You Using it Wrong | Wednesdays 12to1

May 1, 2019 | Raising Your Lid | Wednesdays 12to1

April 24, 2021 | Reality Based Employee Evaluation | Wednesdays 12to1

April 17, 2019 | Debt. 11-Dirty Word Lunch Series | Avalon

April 10, 2019 | Your Inner Circle | Wednesdays 12to1

April 3, 2019 | Right Things. Right Time. | Wednesdays 12to1

March 27, 2019 | Coaching Clarity | Wednesdays 12to1

March 20, 2019 | Conflict: 11-Dirty Words Lunch Series | Avalon

March 13, 2019 | Before Conflict | Wednesdays 12to1

March 13, 2019 | Leadership Council Meeting | Dakota Business Lending

March 6, 2019 | Your BHAG | Wednesdays 12to1

February 27, 2019 | Problem Solved | Wednesdays 12to1

February 20, 2019 | Profit: 11-Dirty Words Lunch Series | Avalon

February 13, 2019 | Define Profit | Wednesdays 12to1

February 6, 2019 | Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone | Wednesdays 12to1

January 30, 2019 | Well, Whadya Think? | Wednesdays 12to1

January 23, 2019 | Executive Expo II: Leadership Unfiltered | Avalon

January 16, 2019 | Freedom To or Freedom From | Wednesdays 12to1

January 9, 2019 | The 21 Most-Important Questions | Wednesdays 12to1

January 2, 2019 | Resolutions and Revolutions | Wednesdays 12to1

2018 Member Events

December 26, 2018 | Don’t Lose Your Keys | Wednesdays 12to1

December 19, 20218 | Collective Wisdom | Wednesdays 12to1

December 12, 2018 | Pitch Perfect | Wednesdays 12to1

December 5, 2018 | Get Taken Advantage Of | Wednesdays 12to1

November 28, 2018 | Too Close to See | Wednesdays 12to1

November 14, 2018 | How Can I Show My Appreciation? | Wednesdays 12to1

November 7, 2018 | I Have Some Time, Actually | Wednesdays 12to1

October 31, 2018 | Roundtable | Wednesdays 12to1

October 24, 2018 | Roundtable | Wednesdays 12to1

October 23, 2018 | Get A Grip on Your Business w/Tom Bouwer | Avalon

October 17, 2018 | Right Person. Right Seat. | Wednesdays 12to1

October 10, 2018 | Roundtable | Wednesdays 12to1

October 4, 2018 | 3rd Annual FF Fisher Member Social | FF Fisher Leasing

October 3, 2018 | Collective Wisdom | Wednesdays 12to1

September 26, 2018 | Roundtable | Wednesdays 12to1

September 19, 2018 | Building at C-Level: Your Network is Your Company’s #1 Asset | Avalon

PAST EVENTS 2017

PAST EVENTS 2016

PAST EVENTS 2015