What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, the Alerus Center hosts The BIG Show.

Thursday, October 23

UND Women’s Volleyball

  • Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, 7:00 pm
  • vs. Northern Arizona

Autumn Art Auction Exhibition

  • North Dakota Museum of Art, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Our Town”

  • Red River High School, 7:30 pm

Karaoke

  • El Roco, 9:00 pm

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What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, the University of North Dakota celebrates Homecoming with a parade, football, and more!

Thursday, October 9

Doubt: A Parable

  • Empire Arts Center (Studio E), 7:30 pm
  • A progressive young Priest’s conduct comes under question by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, a veteran nun twice his age.
  • Tickets: $15

Little Green Bag Pop-up Shops

  • Grand Forks Country Club, 5:00 pm
  • Shop a variety of stores and vendors, food & beverages
  • Admission: $20

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What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, GGFYP hosts the Great Plains Young Professionals Summit.

Thursday, September 18

Great Plains Young Professionals Summit

  • Empire Arts Center, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Downtown Gallery Walk – 6:00 pm
  • Social – 8:00 pm
  • To register for the Summit, click here

Punchgut: “Hotdogs, Hamburgers & Hand Grenades”

  • Third Street Gallery, 11:00 am – 2:45 pm
  • View work by artist Punchgut

Ultimate Dive Expo

  • Alerus Center, 5:00-9:00 pm
  • Browse merchandise from over 60 vendors
  • Admission: Free

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Great Plains Young Professionals Summit – Breakout Sessions

2014 Great Plains YP Summit: Sept 18-20, 2014 – Grand Forks, ND

This professional development event is open to all young professionals 21+ across the Midwest region. It will feature national keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a vendor expo. It also includes unique networking opportunities featuring the Greater Grand Forks area: downtown art gallery walk and social at the Empire Arts Center, tour and social at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, and golf scramble.

The Summit is hosted by the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals in a partnership with North Dakota Young Professionals. Register today!

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

No More Manic Mondays: Building a Culture Where Employees Want to Come to Work | Brianna Ludwig

Keep Stress and Worry in Perspective | Tasha Carlson

Being an Ally at Work, in the Work of Equity & Diversification | Dr. Malika Carter

Passion! 8 Steps to Find Yours | Mark Lindquist

Building an Investor Ready Business Model: Increase Your Likelihood of Getting Funded | Jenifer Bartman

Know Your Why | Chris Langei

Do More, Apologize Less: How Women Get Ahead in Business | Jill Nelson

The Four Secrets of Effective Communication | Jason Frenn

Start Ups and Small Business | Jon Handy

Financial Fitness | Renee Nilson

Leadership and Social Change | Carolyn Becraft

Becoming a Powerful Communicator: How to Lead People toward a Transformational Decision | Jason Frenn

Safety in the Digital Age of Business | Jill Baird

Workplace Wellness: We Got Your Back | Nicole Chine

Start and Celebrate the Journey | Missy Ohe

Generation Gaps | Lacey Dahlen

What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, take in the Potato Bowl USA festivities.

Thursday, September 4

Potato Bowl USA – French Fry Feed & Fireworks

  • University Park, 4:30 pm-Dusk
  • Games, concessions, Meet and Greet with UND athletes, and more!
  • Admission: Free
  • For a full list of Potato Bowl events, click here

Northern Cruz Car Club – “Cruz Night”

  • Culvers, 6:00 pm
  • Check out cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles

Thursday Karaoke

  • El Roco, 9:00 pm
  • Karaoke with a live DJ

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What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, enjoy a wide array of free live music.

Thursday, August 21

GGFYP Lunch & Learn

  • Rhombus Guys, Noon
  • $7 pizza buffet
  • Topics: How to be an effective board member, 42nd Street Arts Corridor

Dinner in the Galleries

  • North Dakota Museum of Art, 5:30 pm
  • Special meal prepared by Chef Justin Welsh
  • Admission: $35 per person – call for reservations (701) 777-5377

Northern Cruz Car Club – “Cruz Night”

  • Culvers, 6:00 pm
  • Check out cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles

Thursday Karaoke

  • El Roco, 9:00 pm
  • Karaoke with a live DJ

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Great Plains Young Professionals Summit – Meet Dr. Laurie Betting

Meet Dr. Laurie Betting – Keynote Speaker

Dr. Laurie Betting currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Health & Wellness at the University of North Dakota. She received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from UND, and started her career there in 2002, as the first-ever Wellness Director. She was responsible for research, design, development, and operation of the national award-winning student wellness center facility, which opened in September of 2006. UND is recognized as the third-healthiest campus in the nation, and the Wellness Center is one of the Top 25 centers nationwide. More importantly, the UND Wellness Center contributes to holistic student development, through partnerships with academic, student leadership, and community programs.Dr. Betting has also developed curriculum for the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, to address fitness and lifestyle issues among native elders. She currently serves as adjunct faculty through the UND Graduate School.

2014 Great Plains YP Summit: Sept. 18-20, 2014 – Grand Forks, ND

This professional development event is open to all young professionals 21+ across the Midwest region. It will feature national keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a vendor expo. It also includes unique networking opportunities featuring the Greater Grand Forks area: downtown art gallery walk and social at the Empire Arts Center, tour and social at the Ralph Engelstad Arena and golf scramble.

The Summit is hosted by the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals in a partnership with North Dakota Young Professionals.

Register today! Early bird registration ends August 14!

What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, GGFYP hosts its second Connect the Parks event of the summer. Head to Pillsbury Park downtown to enjoy free live music.

Thursday, July 31

GGFYP Connect the Parks

  • Pillsbury Park (next to Urban Stampede), 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Live music, beer garden, food vendors
  • Admission: Free

NOVAC & Circle of Friends Fundraiser

  • Red River Angus Farm, 5:00 pm
  • Food, games, drinks, music, art auction, animals, raffles, games, and more!
  • Admission: Free will donation

Northern Cruz Car Club – “Cruz Night”

  • Culvers, 6:00 pm
  • Check out cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles

Thursday Karaoke

  • El Roco, 9:00 pm
  • Karaoke with a live DJ

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Great Plains Young Professionals Summit – Meet Honorable Carolyn Becraft

Meet Honorable Carolyn Becraft – Keynote Speaker

A recent speaker at TEDxGrandForks, Honorable Carolyn Becraft is a native of North Dakota. She attained a B.S. degree from the University of North Dakota and a Masters degree from the University of Southern California. She served in the U.S. Army and later established a Women and the Military Project devoted to improving the lives of military women and military families. In 1993 she was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. In that capacity she was the principal deputy to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy and was responsible for quality of life issues for members of the Armed Forces.

In 1998, President William J. Clinton nominated Becraft as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), a position she held until January 2001. In this position Becraft focused on revitalizing Navy recruiting and initiating workforce planning for the Department of Navy. She developed an executive training curricula for Senior Executive Service members, expanded continuing learning opportunities for military personnel and Department of Navy civilians, and collaborated with the Departments of Veteran’s Affairs and Labor to address sensitive issues for military veterans.

Becraft left government service in 2001 and formed a consulting firm, Becraft Associates, focused on strategic planning, leadership development and executive coaching. Now retired, Becraft has served as Women in Defense National President and on the boards of the National Military Family Association and the Vinson Hall Corporation. She is the immediate past president of the UND Alumni Association.

2014 Great Plains YP Summit: Sept 18-20, 2014 – Grand Forks, ND

This professional development event is open to all young professionals 21+ across the Midwest region. It will feature national keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a vendor expo. It also includes unique networking opportunities featuring the Greater Grand Forks area: downtown art gallery walk and social at the Empire Arts Center, tour and social at the Ralph Engelstad Arena and golf scramble.

The Summit is hosted by the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals in a partnership with North Dakota Young Professionals.

Register today! Early bird registration ends August 14!

Great Plains Young Professionals Summit – Meet Jason Frenn

Meet Jason Frenn – Keynote Speaker

Jason Frenn is a highly effective communicator who speaks to over 150,000 people each year. He is a widely solicited speaker and has spoken to over 3.5 million people in live events throughout the United States and Latin America. He is dynamic and motivational and speaks to large conferences and corporations as well as non-profit organizations, motivating people in every walk of life to reach their greatest potential. Before becoming an international conference speaker, Jason was sales representative of the year for Moore Business Forms.

In addition to being a dynamic conference speaker, Jason Frenn is a best-selling author, a guest voice for the Washington Post, and has a live syndicated daily radio program with a listening audience of 1,000,000 in over 40 stations covering the Western United States and Northern Mexico. He is fully bilingual and covers a number of topics including how to substantially increase sales, company morale and loyalty, personal discipline and commitment. Jason will inspire and empower your organization and help you reach your greatest potential.

2014 Great Plains YP Summit: Sept 18-20, 2014 – Grand Forks, ND

This professional development event is open to all young professionals 21+ across the Midwest region. It will feature national keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a vendor expo. It also includes unique networking opportunities featuring the Greater Grand Forks area: downtown art gallery walk and social at the Empire Arts Center, tour and social at the Ralph Engelstad Arena and golf scramble.

The Summit is hosted by the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals in a partnership with North Dakota Young Professionals.

Register today! Early bird registration ends August 14!