CEO STAND-UP Executives’ Club Lunch

CEO STAND-UP | a weekly open mic hour

If you’re interested in attending, please reach out to any Member of the Club and ask to be a guest for any upcoming Wednesday lunch.

Jim Buus, President, JBC Commercial Real Estate, and David Dietz, President, Preference Employment Solutions, share the value of our longest-running Signature Program, our Wednesday lunch

Every Wednesday,

around 20 Members of The Executives’ Club gather from 12:00 to 1:00pm, to share business strategies and insights, professional and personal struggles, and discover that it doesn’t have to be ‘lonely at the top’.

Since January 2016, we’ve hosted well over 300 Wednesday lunch conversations, making this our Club’s longest-running and most widely-attended Signature Program.

For 5 years, Porter Creek Hardwood Grill of Fargo graciously hosted our Members for this weekly lunch. This year, 2022, we’ve chosen to support locally-owned Spitfire Bar & Grill in West Fargo. Thank you to the staff of each of these great establishments for welcoming us, every Wednesday!

CEO STAND-UP is an opportunity for Execs’ Club Members to ‘step outside their comfort zone’ perhaps, and lead a C-level conversation or presentation on any topic of their choosing.

Discuss a book, an article; make a new business pitch or investment opportunity; or, delve deeper into the personal side of leadership.

The mic is yours. Select an upcoming Wednesday from the list below.

  1. Select a date at least 2-4 weeks in advance.
  2. Provide us with a title, brief description and key takeaways. We will build the event in our private Facebook group and invite all Members to attend.
  3. Let us know if you’ll be providing a handout and/or if you’ll need a monitor for video or slide presentation. The Fire Pit at Spitfire has 2 large monitors mounted for easy HDMI hookup.
  4. We encourage you to help peak interest in the event, by starting a pre-discussion in The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead | private Facebook group. All Members are permitted to post in our private group.

The subject matter and format are wide-open. You can present about your organization; discuss a business/leadership book or article; or lead any type of open-forum conversation. The room is yours for the hour. Thank you for your engagement!

January 5, 2022 | Using Good Debt to Create Wealth

January 12, 2022 | Hire People Who Don’t Suck

January 19, 2022 | (The Couch) CEO Therapy

January 26, 2022 | The Critical Path, w/Michael Johnson

February 2, 2022 | Groundhog Day: an Introspective Discussion

February 9, 2022 | Execs’ Club For the Win!, w/John Fisher

February 16, 2022 | Legal Lunch w/Thomas Kading

February 23, 2022 | “What the hell does my company do?” – Jason Orloske

March 2, 2022 | Are You a CEO or an Activity Junkie?

March 9, 2022 | Open Mic Hour

March 16, 2022 | Compliance & Audit: Boring, But Important

March 23, 2022 | Why Are Habits So Important?

March 30, 2022 | Game-Changers: Undivided Attention

April 6, 2022 | “I’ve Got a Question”, w/Cheryl Bergian

April 13, 2022 | Leadership Development: Programs and Resources For You and Your Team

April 20, 2022 | Death-Grips & Apologies: Workplace Communication Between Men & Women

April 27, 2022 | What Are You Working On? How Can We Help?

May 4, 2022 | “I Have a Question”, w/John Fisher

May 11, 2022 | Web 3.0, the Metaverse and the New Digital Economy: Are You Prepared?

May 18, 2022 | (The Couch) Hiding Behind Success: The Truth About Executive Mental Health

May 25, 2022 | For The Kids: a Discussion of Area Youth Programs and How You Can Help

June 1, 2022 | Don’t Break the Chain: Seinfeld’s Secret to Making Habits Stick

June 15, 2022 | How Do You Successfully Balance Multiple Businesses?

Please visit our private Facebook group or watch for your weekly Member email for details of each CEO Stand-Up event. Most of these events can also be watched remotely from our FB group.

September 7, 2022

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September 14, 2022


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September 21, 2022


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September 28, 2022


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