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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Molly Herrington ..................................................................Chair Brian Eiseman ...............................................................Vice Chair Val Weigel ......................................................................Secretary Kevin Strege ...................................................................Treasurer Ron Day ........................................................................Past Chair

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Steve Bakken ......................................................City of Bismarck Scott Davis .........................................................City of Mandan Ron Day ............................................Marathon Petroleum Corp. Brian Eiseman ...............................................Stoneshire Builders Heather Fried ....................State Farm - Fried Financial Services Molly Herrington ...................................................................KLJ Chris Jones ...................................ND Dept. of Human Services Jim Peluso .........................................................Burleigh County Karl Lembke ......................................................Vaaler Insurance Wayne Munson ..............................................Bismarck Sign Co. Matt Sagaser ......................................................Doosan Bobcat Mike Schmitz ..Schmitz-Holmstrom Certified Public Accountants Cody Schulz ........................................................Morton County Scott Staudinger .............................................Cloverdale Foods Kevin Strege ................................................Capital Credit Union Tom Todd ................................................Northwest Contracting Wendy Van Duyne .....................Stantec Consulting Services Inc. Val Weigel ..............................Basin Electric Power Cooperative Lee Weisbeck ..........................................................Starion Bank

CHAMBER EDC STAFF

Brian Ritter ...................................................................President Ross Frohlich ............................................Membership Director David Leingang .............................Community Growth Director Mary Masters .......................................Office Support Specialist Ryan Parsons ........................................................Vice President Shay Peterson ......................Membership Engagement Director Rebecca Rattei ................................ Communications Specialist Elliot Rust ................................................Chief Financial Officer Jaime Sabot ....................Workforce Development Coordinator Nathan Schneider ................................................Vice President Cathryn Sprynczynatyk .................. Communications Specialist Lyndsey Scheurer ......................... Communications & ED Intern 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck, ND 58503 701-223-5660 • www.bismarckmandan.com

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ow! We are so impressed with the record level of applications for Leadership Bismarck-Mandan since 2015! This year, 37 highly qualified professionals from our area have stepped forward with a desire to increase their involvement and commitment to the Bismarck-Mandan community. This program gives regional leaders the chance to take a deeper dive into many off the issues impacting our businesses. Those selected into the program also have the opportunity to spearhead a project to improve the community. A few past Leadership Bismarck-Mandan projects that you may be familiar with include Central Dakota Children’s Choir, Art Alley, and the recent Farmland to Fine Dining event. The selection committee is currently reviewing applications and will announce selected candidates in September. Watch for the formal announcement of the 2019-2020 Leadership Bismarck-Mandan class in future Chamber EDC communications. September is a month of celebration! Specifically, at the Chamber EDC, we celebrate the outstanding success of local businesses. On September 17, we will host Celebrate Bismarck-Mandan where businesses and their leaders will be honored for accomplishments in the following categories: Small Business Person of the Year, Mike Fink Award for Steady Growth and Profitability, New Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Granite Award, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and the Golden Eagle recipient. I hope you can join us for this exciting event honoring the progress business has made in the community over the past year. Lastly, thank you all for your input on the Chamber EDC’s strategic plan. Jason Matthews with JM Strategies facilitated a lively and diverse process, allowing the board to capture input from a wide cross section of our membership on a variety of topics impacting our organization and the business community. The staff and executive committee are in the process of processing the data collected and formalizing the three-year strategic plan for the organization. We look forward to unveiling the finalized road map to you later this year.

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BSC HEALTH SCIENCES: BUILDING THE FUTURE’S HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE The health sciences programs at Bismarck State College (BSC) are now housed in a newly renovated building on the BSC campus. Formerly home to Unisys at the east edge of the campus, the building was purchased by the BSC Foundation in 2014. A capital campaign to raise $8 million for its renovation began in 2018, and with the help of an $8.9 million appropriation by the 2019 Legislature, BSC was able to purchase the building from the Foundation and complete Phase I of the renovation of the state-of-the-art facility.

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“When a tenant in the building vacated their space earlier than The new BSC health sciences building strives to emulate a hospital experience for students. anticipated and BSC’s lease on the downtown health campus was set to expire, we had a chance to bring all the health sciences under one roof on Skogen says the school is thankful for the dedication campus,” says BSC President Dr. Larry Skogen. “The need of capital campaign leaders and committee members, for healthcare workers is absolutely vital to North Dakota. community entities and state legislators. “I can’t say It’s a dire workforce need, so time was of the essence on enough about their support. Their trust in our ability to this project.” educate the nurses, surgical technicians, medical lab technicians and paramedics our state needs is inspiring. We can grow our capacity and better serve the state thanks A COOPERATIVE EFFORT to their faith in BSC.” “The BSC Foundation had the foresight to purchase the facility five years ago and establish the BSC Foundation Knudson says many alumni and community members Property Holdings LLC board to manage the property also supported the project. “We are proud members and recent construction project,” says Kari Knudson, of this community, and we saw our alumni, supporters, vice president of College Advancement and executive employees, and industry partners step up to make this director of the BSC Foundation. “In order to secure funds happen.” for the construction and renovation of the space, the BSC Foundation launched a capital campaign. This was a unique project that met so many needs at just the right time.”

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A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY

“We have tried to emulate the real, workplace experience as best we could for our students,” says Carla Hixson, dean of Current and Emerging Technology. “As technology improves, our facility can give students a more well-rounded experience. They are now exposed to so many more simulations in this building.” The new health sciences building provides expanded learning opportunities and technology for the college’s nursing, emergency medical technician (EMT)/paramedic, surgical technology and certified nursing assistant (CNA) programs. “BSC Foundation board members, business partners and advisory board members have supported us financially and with their work to ensure our new space reflects the latest in healthcare technology,” says Skogen.

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The building houses classrooms for each program with IVN network capabilities, allowing students from across the state and at other educational institutions to take part in the programs at BSC. On site, six state-of-theart simulation rooms allow nursing students to practice different situations they will encounter on the job, including labor and delivery, pediatrics and cardiac care. The EMT/ paramedic instructional area houses an ambulance bay with a variety of scenario scenes, including a living room and kitchen, as well as a full-sized ambulance simulation space. The surgical technology classroom has storage for all surgical instruments to be laid out in drawers for teaching, studying and testing and the area also includes two surgical simulation rooms. The CNA classroom and training area was expanded and now provides for additional class availability and shorter testing times. A nurses’ station also provides a central location to tie all the classroom and simulation facilities together to create a hospital setting.

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Hixson says, in the future, the programs at the health sciences building hope to use the facility to create a full hospital simulation for its students to practice their skills together from ambulance to surgery and laboratory. Phase II of the building renovation project, slated to begin in January 2020, will complete the space designated for classroom and training facilities for the medical laboratory technician program. “This building is designed to expand, and there is a lot of opportunity to continue to meet the healthcare needs of the community,” Hixson notes. “BSC is here to serve the community and region by providing the workforce they need.”

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“As a major healthcare organization in Bismarck, and the central and western region of North Dakota, we are thrilled for the expansion of BSC’s health sciences programs,” says Kurt Schley, president of CHI St. Alexius Health. “Being able to accommodate more students with access to state-ofthe-art equipment and technology is exactly what Bismarck needs to help ensure a highly-trained healthcare workforce.”

Schley says CHI St. Alexius has With a projected 20% increase in demand for registered nurses by 2026, expanding BSC's ability to train the next generation of healthcare professionals is critical. partnered with BSC to provide clinical rotations and clinical learning environments for the college’s Sanford Health has partnered with BSC to support students. “This partnership is good for the students, both the programs’ expansion and development through organizations and our community,” he says. “Healthcare scholarships for health sciences students, says Dr. Michael is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries, and LeBeau, president of Sanford Bismarck. “There is a BSC’s expansion will have a positive impact on future great need for skilled, caring professionals throughout growth by helping to meet the healthcare needs of our our organization. Sanford Health and BSC have a long community.” history of working together to train skilled healthcare professionals. We are excited for the opportunity to Skogen notes North Dakota will see a 20 percent increase enhance that relationship and to help BSC further its in the need for registered nurses by 2026, and a July mission and grow its programs.” report from Job Services shows more than 2,000 unfilled healthcare-related jobs in the state. “Our health sciences graduates have 100 percent placement rates,” he says. “We are the only surgical technology program in the state. With this new space, we can expand our capacity and train more healthcare professionals, and we do it more affordably than anyone else.”

Skogen says the health sciences programs remain focused on educating the students who will care for the community. “They are finding work here and in the rural communities all around us. This is community college spirit at its finest – creating access to an affordable education that truly changes lives and, in this case, even saves them.”

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In addition to state-of-the-art simulation rooms, the facility also features expanded classrooms and training areas.

“The building provides a virtual hospital experience with simulations to prepare our students every step of the way for what they’ll find on the job,” continues Skogen. “What we offer now deepens our programs and elevates awareness of BSC’s health sciences options. From location to technology, we can showcase the programs, recruit more students and contribute to better filling this workforce gap.”

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A public open house for the new BSC health sciences building will be held Oct. 9. Photo Credit: Bismarck State College

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BSC has long been a partner in the healthcare industry, notes Knudson, and the new health sciences facility will continue to prepare its students for healthcare careers. “Our new health sciences facility is no exception, and we are preparing for our future workforce to succeed and thrive.”

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The EMT/paramedic area features an ambulance bay with a variety of scenarios.

Included in the facility are two surgical simulation rooms.

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Kevin, Kris and the Maximum Detailing team started their operation in April 2018.

Kevin Magstadt MEMBER SINCE 2018 Q: Tell us about yourself and your role within your business. A: Kevin and Kris Magstadt are the owners of the business with their primary responsibility is to support an awesome team that do the day to day work. We are blessed with an amazing team. Those that are not family, are extended family! Q: Briefly tell us the history of Maximum Detailing. A: Maximum Detailing was founded in April of 2018. It had long been a dream of Kevin’s to own a small business and support the communities of Bismarck/Mandan. Our son, Eric, who has always had in interest in cars, quickly joined in on the action, and our daughter, Nicole, followed suit by providing graphic design and marketing assistance. We have found ways to work together to create marketing materials and have fun promoting in social media. The primary reason Kevin and Kris started Maximum Detailing, is a strong desire to leave a bright future for their children and grandchildren.

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Q: How has the growth of Bismarck-Mandan impacted Maximum Detailing? A: The growth of our communities has impacted Maximum Detailing in several ways. First, it has provided great opportunity to provide professional detailing services to a wider customer base. Secondly, it has created more competition, which we see as an opportunity to always be looking for ways to do better and be better. Q: What trends are taking place in your industry? A: A lot of shops are using the same products that were used 10-15 years ago. At Maximum Detail, we use specific products made for cleaning/ protecting vehicles, always keeping a pulse on what is best for the always changing auto world. Vehicle purchase prices have increased over the years, making them more of an asset than ever before. It is imperative to provide the customer with the care their investment deserves and to provide 100% satisfaction.


CONNECTION | MEMBER PROFILE Q: Have there been any monumental changes in the industry that you’ve had to deal with? A: New products are always released. Ceramic coatings keep getting more durable and dependable. The team at Maximum Detailing are constantly reading about and testing new products to provide our customers the best products at an affordable price. We have coatings not only for paint, but leather, cloth, plastic, fabric, rubber, glass, and trim. Dealing with the ever-increasing changes can be daunting at times, however, we have a team that really enjoys what they do and sincerely care about top-notch, person service. You can trust your investment is in safe hands.   Q: What does the future of Maximum Detailing look like, and the industry as a whole look like to you? A: The future? Bright!! We would like Maximum Detailing to be a household name and the leader in the detail market in Bismarck/Mandan and beyond. We expect to continue to maintain up-to-date products and services, always open to adding something new that will help our customer maintain their investment. We see a team that can help our future soar! Future vision reflects a larger shop space and increased employment opportunities. Q: Maximum Detailing became a member in 2018, why do you continue to renew each year? A: Kevin and Kris have long been involved in the communities they have lived in and their prospective Chambers. Kevin hasbeen very active with the Bismarck/ Mandan Chamber EDC, as well as other economic development activities in North Dakota. The Chamber provides a wealth of not only great information for small businesses, but also the opportunity to build and maintain relationships with other business owners and people with the same goals and commitment to the community. We have seen great support from Chamber businesses during our time in business. We firmly believe in paying it forward and supporting those that support us. We are committed to building relationships with our customers and the community. Q: What should other Chamber EDC members know about KooKoo's Nest that may assist them? A: We work hard to meet customer’s existing and new needs. We seek to find ways to be better each day and have a team that is always brainstorming new and exciting ways to provide our services. Whether it’s a classic vehicle, hunting truck, new sports car, golf cart, RV, boat, motorcycle or even fish houses, people take great pride in their vehicles. We tailor services to YOUR needs and provide quality care and consideration for your favorite ride. Our services include basic wash, wax and interior cleanings; Interior and exterior detailing; 1-2-3 step paint correction; coatings, including ceramic, fabric, leather, glass, trim and plastic; rock chip and scratch repair; decal removal; headlight clarification; and touch-up paint. Additionally, we provide fleet services for area businesses. Additional services that we offer include free pick-up and delivery, 24-hour rain guarantee, 9-step exterior detail, 12-step interior detail and many more professional services…and ALWAYS 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.

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DIVERSE ECONOMY A POSITIVE FOR REGION When thinking about the major cities of North Dakota, it’s easy to associate an economic driver or asset with each of them. For instance, often times Minot is associated with the Minot Air Force Base and Grand Forks is associated with the University of North Dakota. The case can be made that Bismarck-Mandan is most often associated with being the State Capital and all the jobs that come along with it. However, to simply label our community as a “government town” would be misleading because in fact, we are one of the most diverse economies in the State and the Upper Midwest. To illustrate that diversity, it helps to picture Bismarck-Mandan’s economy as a pyramid with the base of that pyramid being comprised of four primary industries: government, healthcare, education and energy generation.

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• Government: As the State Capital, there are thousands of State employees who live and work in our community. However, as Bismarck and Mandan are the county seats of Burleigh and Morton Counties, respectively, there are also county employees based here as well as federal employees and City employees who all serve in some capacity. Combined, those employees have a tremendous impact on our community and consequently, our economy. • Healthcare: Bismarck-Mandan’s two largest private employers are healthcare providers; CHI – St. Alexius and Sanford Health. In addition, Mid Dakota Clinic has been providing care in Bismarck-Mandan for decades along with a number of other private providers. This combination has made Bismarck-Mandan a destination for people of all ages, including those who are now living in one of our many skilled care or assisted living facilities. • Education: Often overlooked is the fact that Bismarck Public Schools is the biggest school district in the state in terms of students and as such, also employs a tremendous amount of people. Mandan Public Schools, the Light of Christ Catholic Schools and Shiloh Christian are all vibrant systems as well who employ a proportional number of staff. The same case can be made for higher education as the combined economic impact of United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck State College and University of Mary is well over $100 million.

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• Energy Generation: Both Basin Electric Power Cooperative and MDU Resources are involved in generating the electricity that powers our region while Marathon Petroleum’s Mandan Refinery, BNI Coal, North American Coal and Great River Energy all have presences right here in Bismarck-Mandan. That’s not to mention all the employees who live in our community and commute daily to the region’s coal mines and power plants. Those four industries combine to form the base of our community’s economic pyramid, the core of our economy. That’s critical during times of economic uncertainty because if one of those industries is experiencing a downturn, we have three others to stabilize Bismarck-Mandan’s economy. What’s more is those ‘core four’ industries are generally those which we’ll need well into the future. Think about it. Bismarck has been the State Capital for more than 100 years and it doesn’t appear that’s changing anytime soon. Our residents, and those from around the region, will always need healthcare that is provided here. Likewise, they’ll need educational opportunities which are located here as well. And while the source of our power may change, our employers in energy and energy generation have proven time and time again that they will adapt.


CONNECTION | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT If those four industries form the base of which our community’s economic pyramid is built, then what are the other components? Contributing even further to our community’s economic diversity is the second level that includes: agriculture, technology and manufacturing. • Agriculture: North Dakota leads the nation in the production of several agricultural commodities that upon when sold, the revenue is often spent right here in Bismarck-Mandan in our stores, restaurants and more. Whether it’s cattle to the west or crops to the east, Bismarck-Mandan’s economy is greatly impacted by agriculture. • Manufacturing: While our community is not often thought of as a manufacturing hub, we have a thriving base of manufacturers that include community stalwarts like Doosan Bobcat and Cloverdale and newer entrants such as Midwest Manufacturing. When sold, these products generate new wealth that is then distributed throughout Bismarck-Mandan. • Technology: One of the most exciting parts of Bismarck-Mandan’s continued growth is the emergence of several technology companies like NISC who has grown into an industry leader from its base in Mandan, the rapidly expanding Dakota Carrier Network and its network operations center on 43rd Ave and CoSchedule in the heart of downtown Bismarck.

For example, perhaps a family from Lemmon, SD has a doctor’s appointment in Bismarck-Mandan while they’re here, they end up doing some shopping or eating out one night. Or someone from Hettinger is catching a flight out of the Bismarck Airport and they come the night before and stay in one of our hotels. That’s how Bismarck-Mandan becomes a regional economy. Bismarck-Mandan a truly regional and diverse economy, both things which help keep the community growing. However, that doesn’t mean that we can afford to relax our economic development efforts that will add even more economic activity. The Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC is actively involved in economic developments aimed at generating new wealth and new jobs for our community, such as: entrepreneurial development, business retention & expansion and new business attraction. Given that we have approximately 2,500 open jobs already and an unemployment rate near 2.2%, we’re also pro-actively implementing workforce development and talent attraction efforts as well. All in an effort to bolster an already great economy and community. To learn more about these efforts and more at the Chamber EDC, visit us online at www.bismarckmandan.com.

These three industries contribute greatly to Bismarck-Mandan’s economic growth and diversity so that when combined with the aforementioned core four, support a dynamic retail and service economy. • Retail: The new dollars generated by industries like energy generation, manufacturing and more are then redistributed throughout the community when companies in those industries pay their employees who subsequently shop in Bismarck-Mandan stores. Those dollars are then used to pay the employees who staff those retail outlets who in turn spend those dollars, as well. • Service: Similar to the retail sector, when new dollars are generated by the industries in the first two levels of our economic pyramid they are then redistributed through capital investments or to their employees who in turn purchase services like healthcare, utilities or a multitude of other things. It's also important to note that this economic pyramid that keeps Bismarck-Mandan growing is supported not only by our residents, but by others from around the region. Bismarck-Mandan is a regional hub for various industries such as healthcare, transportation, retail and more meaning that people from western North Dakota, northern South Dakota and even Eastern Montana are helping those industries.

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CELEBRATE BISMARCK-MANDAN’S FINEST Please join us from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, to cheer on fellow members or to lend support to these amazing nominees!

Join us, Tuesday September 17th, for the annual Celebrate Bismarck Mandan award ceremony. Help us congratulate this year’s special nominees and winners as they come together on one stage! This year’s annual award ceremony will honor those who have been nominated in the following categories:

General admission is $50, and $40 with member discount. Registration is available online at, https://business. bismarckmandan.com/events. For more information on the award ceremony, or to reserve a table, please contact David Leingang; dleingang@bmcedc.com, 701-223-5660. Gold Sponsors:

Small Business Person of the Year • Ricardo & Roberto Chapa – Quality Pack & Load • Nick Dobrzelecki – Corridor • Lonna Brooks – Terry’s Health Products New Entrepreneur of the Year • Colton Shoults – Grand Junction Grilled Subs • Josette Severson – Prairie Patriot Firearms Mike Fink Award for Steady Growth and Profitability • Glasser Images • NW Tire Granite Award • Starion Bank

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Award Sponsor: Table Sponsors: Bank of North Dakota, Bismarck Cancer Center, Bismarck State College, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Capital Credit Union, CornerStone Bank, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, Eide Bailly, First International Bank & Trust, First Western Bank & Trust, Gate City Bank, Northwest Contracting, Sanford Health, Security First Bank, Starion Bank, Terry's Health Products, University of Mary, Wells Fargo Bank Event Sponsors: Advanced Business Methods, Brady Martz & Associates, Liberty Business Systems, Schmidt-Holmstrom CPAs

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP NETWORK The Chamber EDC is now accepting applications for the Student Leadership Network 20192020 program! Open to juniors and seniors in all Bismarck-Mandan private and public high schools, the Chamber EDC’s Student Leadership Network is a program that aims to elevate our young adults into the professional world. This is done through a series of experiences the students go through to learn more about our community as a whole. Leadership and career development, financial literacy, and college readiness are some of the skills and education they will benefit from through this program. The students meet one day a month, for two hours out of school. The program includes six board meetings in addition to an opening and closing event. This program is an honorable activity for students to list on college applications and job resumes. If you know a young professional in junior or senior years of high school and is driven to learn about our community and have an interest in civic activities, please apply!

CHAMBER EDC HOSTS LUNCH WITH THE BRAVE The Chamber EDC and it’s Military Affairs committee invites you to the Raymond J. Bohn Armory, located at 4200 Miriam Ave in Bismarck, on September 11th, from 11:30am – 1:30pm to say thank you to the men and women who have served in our armed forces. The Military Affairs committee is working with the North Dakota National Guard in hosting this special event out at the Armory to provide space for the community thank and show appreciation for active duty, reserved, and veteran military personnel and provide gratitude for our freedom! Come and enjoy a Cloverdale brat grilled up with all the fixin’s and some great company as we salute those who have done so much for our country! Please RSVP at, https://business.bismarckmandan.com/ events, or contact David Leingang, dleingang@bmcedc. com. For more information, call the Chamber EDC’s office at 701-223-5660. This free event would not be possible without the following Military supporters and Chamber members.

The application process is simple. The application form, which includes an essay of 200 words or less can be found at, http://www.bismarckmandan.com/committees. All answers are to be typed when submitted. Applications will be received by the Excellence in Business and Education Committee for final decision. Students are encouraged to apply regardless of grades, but must be responsible enough to know that school comes first!

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Deadline to apply is Friday September 13th, 2019! For any questions or interest in the Student Leadership Network program, please contact David Leingang at the Chamber EDC, 701-223-5660 or dleingang@bmcedc.com.

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TOTAL RESOURCE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES IN SEPTEMBER It’s TRC (Total Resource Campaign) time!

During this 16-week campaign we take the time to introduce business members to the value of their Chamber EDC membership and how you as a member can learn about our various events and programs that best fits your business’s focus and goals. Renewing sponsors have the right of first refusal for their sponsorships from the previous year; this is what we call the ‘renewal period’. The 2020 renewal period began on Thursday, August 1st and will end Wednesday, September 4th. Starting on September 5th, all sponsorships that have not been renewed are up for grabs by anyone so be sure to return all renewal contracts in on time to secure your sponsorships for 2020. DATES TO REMEMBER Right of First Refusal: August 1 - September 4th Open Enrollment: September 5th TRC Conclusion: November 15th

If your organization has yet to sponsor an event this is your opportunity to learn and get involved in the upcoming events to help maximize your membership. The Chamber EDC has a wide range of events that focus on networking, economic development, professional development & education.

Keep an eye out for your renewal contracts and if you don’t receive them please let us know. If you have any questions on the TRC renewals, event sponsorships, or to schedule a discussion, please contact, Shay Peterson, Membership Engagement Director, at speterson@bmcedc.com or by calling 701-223-5660. *No right of first refusal for monthly Membership Mixers.

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BRATS WITH THE BRAVE

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Location: Raymond J. Bohn Armory 4200 Miriam Ave, Bismarck Time: 11:30AM - 1:30PM Admission: Free to Attend Presenting Sponsor: The Chamber and its Military Affairs Committee invites the community to their annual Brats with the Brave military appreciation picnic! Help us to show support and have an opportunity to have lunch with the military men and women who bravely serve or have served our country. Come for brats and all the fixin’s, on Wednesday, September 11th, at R J Bohn Armory located at 4200 E Divide Ave in Bismarck from 11:00am – 1:00pm, or until we run out! This free event would not be possible without the following Military supporters and Chamber EDC members. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact David Leingang, dleingang@bismancc.com, or call the Chamber’s office, 701-223-5660.

ED FOCUS ROUNDTABLE: EV INFRASTRUCTURE Date: Location: Time: Admission:

Thursday, September 12, 2019 Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck 10:15AM - 11:30AM $15.00 for Chamber EDC Members $25.00 for General Admission

As Bismarck-Mandan continues to progress, the need for electric vehicle infrastructure, and other alternative transportation infrastructure, will grow. EVs present opportunities and challenges for our community as we begin to establish supporting infrastructure and embrace alternative transportation technologies. To provide business and industry professionals insight into EV infrastructure and their potential role in the development of a supporting network, the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC will feature a roundtable discussion with EV industry experts on Thursday, September 12. Registration and additional information is available online at bismarckmandan.com/events/calendar.

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CELEBRATE BISMARCK-MANDAN Date: Location: Time: Admission:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center 800 S 3rd Street, Bismarck 11:00AM - 1:00PM $40.00 for Chamber EDC Members $50.00 for General Admission

On September 17th, the Chamber EDC and the Excellence in Education and Business Committee will celebrate local businesses and their leaders for their accomplishments within the community. This year’s annual Celebrate Bismarck-Mandan award ceremony will honor those who have been nominated in the following categories: • • • • • • •

Small Business Person of the Year Mike Fink Award for Steady Growth and Profitability New Entrepreneur of the Year Young Entrepreneur of the Year Granite Award Outstanding Teacher of the Year Golden Eagle Award

Please join us from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center. General admission is $50, and $40 with member discount. Registration is available online at bismarckmandan.com/events/calendar.

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FRIDAYS AT THE CHAMBER EDC Date: Location: Time: Admission: Presenting Sponsor:

Friday, September 20 2019 Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC Patio 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck 11:30AM - 1:00PM Free to Attend

If you did not have an opportunity to make August’s Fridays at the Chamber EDC fret not! Join us September 20th from 11:30 – 1:00PM for our final luncheon of the season! The Chamber EDC staff would like to take this time to say thank you to all our members and what they do for the business community. Whether it’s your membership, committee involvement, or event support; we appreciate everything you do! Stop by and enjoy some brats, hamburgers and an assortment of apps provided by our sponsors. This is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with fellow Chamber EDC members, so bring a friend and enjoy our patio. Lunch Sponsors: Event Sponsor:


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PROFESSIONAL HARVEST MIXER Tuesday, October 1, 2019 DEVELOPMENT SERIES Date: Location: Farm Credit Services of Mandan Date: Location: Time: Admission:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck 10:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 for Chamber EDC Members $30.00 for General Admission

Join us for the third session of our Professional Development Series on September 24th from 10:00am -12:00pm. This session will focus on interview best practices and tips on finding the best candidate for your organization. Discuss how to effectively interview your candidates and see if you are asking the right questions to identify the best fit for your organization. In this two-hour informative session our panelists will provide a better understanding of how to successfully interview potential hires for businesses of all sizes.

1600 Old Red Trail, Mandan Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM Admission: Free to Attend

The Chamber’s Agricultural Committee will be hosting a mixer for all Chamber EDC members in October from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. The purpose of this Fall event is to celebrate the harvest by inviting our business community to engage and network with members in the Ag. Industry in an effort to educate Bismarck-Mandan on the endeavors of agriculture in our area. Please come with a friend and enjoy a great networking opportunity in a setting that is unlike other Chamber EDC Mixers. There is no charge to attend this event, however, please send RSVP’s to Jaime Sabot, jsabot@bmcedc.com, or call the Chamber EDC at 701-223-5660.

Panelists to be announced. Refreshments will be provided. Admission for this educational event is $20.00 for Chamber EDC Members and $30.00 for General Admission. Participants can register online or by calling 701-223-5660.

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KRAUS-ANDERSON COMPLETES NEW AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER FOR BISMARCK SURGICAL ASSOCIATES Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA) has completed construction of a new Ambulatory Surgical Center for Bismarck Surgical Associates, located at 106 E Greenfield Lane in Bismarck, N.D. The new facility will provide same-day surgical procedures.

Designed by Sperides Reiners Architects, the $12 million, 36,450-square-foot facility features five The new Ambulatory Surgical Center for Bismarck Surgical Associates will provide large operating rooms and 20 pre-op and recovery same-day surgical procedures. rooms. The project also includes a large sterile processing area and decontamination room, and Interior finishes of the surgical suite include welded rubber administration area, bringing all employees under one flooring at sterile and patient areas, MMA fluid applied roof. The basement houses all mechanical, electrical and flooring in the ORs and wall protection wainscot throughmedical support equipment, as well as a large storage out. The main lobby features a stone tile fireplace and area. quartz reception desk. The building’s exterior includes a

brick, limestone and metal panel façade, along with a large span off radiused storefront and matching canopy at the main entry.

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BPS ENROLLMENT CONTINUES TO SPIRAL UPWARD For the 15th year in a row, Bismarck Public Schools has seen an increase in student enrollment. The district today has 13,312 students in grades K-12 for a gain of 273 students. Last year’s first day enrollment was 13,039 for a gain in 2018-19 of 178 students over the previous year. In grades K-5, enrollment has increased by 40 students across the 16 elementary schools for a total K-5 student population of 6,135. Elementary schools with the highest enrollment are Sunrise and Lincoln (653 each), Liberty (621) and Murphy (593). Those with the lowest enrollments are Roosevelt (121), Prairie Rose (143) and Will-Moore (222). The elementary schools that are over their targeted capacity are Highland Acres, Lincoln, and Sunrise. Others that are near capacity are Centennial, Grimsrud, Liberty, Murphy and Northridge. Each elementary level has more than 1,000 students except 4th grade at 997.

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Middle school enrollment grew the most. The three middle schools have 3,246 students for an increase of 161 over last year at this time. Horizon has the most 6th through 8th grade students at 1,117. Wachter increased by 139 students because a larger 8th grade class moved on and a larger 6th grade class moved in. Wachter grew by 139 students for a first day total today of 1,081. Simle’s enrollment stands at 1,048. Senior high enrollment is up 72 students for a total of 3,931 over a year ago. Legacy has 1,314 students followed by Century at 1,311 and Bismarck High at 1,194. South Central, the district’s alternative high school, has a current enrollment of 112. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jason Hornbacher says, “With a secondary school enrollment increase of 233 students this year, it was with good foresight that the previous administration and School Board expanded and remodeled all three middle schools as well as the projects that continue at Bismarck High and Century.” BPS will have more firm enrollment numbers when it certifies enrollment to the state, which is 10 days after the start of school.

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MANDAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS SEES A 3.64% INCREASE IN K-12 ENROLLMENT Significant increases in student enrollment continue in Mandan Public Schools. On the first day, Mandan Public Schools had 140 new students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. First-day enrollment totaled 3,990 students, which is an increase of 3.64% from the 2018-2019 school year. In the past 12 years MPS enrollment has grown by over 940 students, a 31% increase. K-5 enrollment increased by 96 students and the High School increased by 46 students while the Middle School had similar numbers for the 2018-2019 school year. The largest increases include Ft Lincoln Elementary (12.45% increase), Lewis & Clark Elementary (7.35% increase) and Red Trail Elementary (4.14% increase). Original estimates by RSP, Inc., the school district demographer, projected enrollment of approximately 3,800 students in the 2019-20 school year.

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MCQUADE FAMILY, CHARITY SOFTBALL BOARD ANNOUNCE GIFT BENEFITING SANFORD POWER The McQuade Family and Charity Softball Board is announcing a $100,000 donation to the Sanford Health Foundation. The generous donation will benefit the Sanford POWER Softball Academy, a camp held for six weeks in the winter to help young athletes improve their softball mechanics and hitting. Because of the McQuade Family and Charity Softball Board’s generous gift, the softball academy will be called, the McQuade Softball Academy. The academy is a performance-training program, which will enhance athletic skill, build character and develop softball technique. The six-week program is available for players age eight and up and begins in January 2020. The main three skills focused on during the academy are hitting, fielding and pitching. “We really appreciate the opportunity for an organization like Sanford POWER to enhance the growth of softball in the area,” said Shannon McQuade. “These young athletes that will go through the academy are those players that will be playing in our charity tournament down the road. We just celebrated our 44th tournament, and it’s because of programs like this that we can look forward to many more.”


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STINSON RANKS AMONG THE TOP LAW FIRMS IN MIDWEST BY REAL ESTATE NEWS Stinson LLP is ranked among the top law firms in the 2019 "Best of the Best" rankings issued by Midwest Real Estate News. This year, the firm ranked third out of all law firms in the Midwest region. Midwest Real Estate News annually ranks the top law firms from 14 Midwestern states based on the number of real estate transactions in the past year that occurred within those states. Stinson completed 2,177 transactions in 2018. Stinson's real estate attorneys provide services for all types of real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, construction, development, environmental, transactional, tax structuring, tax credit and workout and foreclosures.

"We had a very busy year and we are proud to be recognized by Midwest Real Estate News as one of the best and busiest real estate firms in the Midwest," said Todd LaSala, chair of the firm's Real Estate and Public Finance division. "Our attorneys are incredibly good at getting deals over the finish line for our clients, and so perhaps it is not surprising that we're among the most sought-after firms in the Midwest for real estate transactions." The firm also has an experienced real estate-related litigation team that handles commercial real estate, banking and lending, land use and litigation, housing and public finance disputes.

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Q: WHAT IS A CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY? A: A charitable gift annuity (CGA) is a

contract between you and a charitable organization and it is one way to make a gift to support the causes that you care about. You make a gift of cash or property to us. In return, we will make payments for life to you, you and a loved one, or another person. Each payment will be fixed and the amount of each payment will depend on the age of the person who receives the payments. After all payments have been made, we will receive the remaining value of your gift to support the causes that matter to you. For further information, please contact Michelle Walker at michelle.walker@ annecenter.org or call 701.751.3732.

Q: MY PARENTS ARE FLYING WITH MY CHILDREN. WHAT DOCUMENTATION SHOULD I SEND WITH THEM? A: What a great opportunity to make

memories with their grandchildren! It is legal for grandparents to travel with grandchildren but as always in the travel world it is good to be proactive rather than reactive in the case something were questioned. Below are recommended items that a grandparents should bring with them as they travel with grandchildren. • • • •

Copies of birth certificates. Notarized letter of consent from parents. Copies of children's insurance cards, and prescriptions. A ID is not required for domestic travel for children. But internationally a child does need a passport.

As always make sure your parents take lots of photos for all the travel memories!

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Q: MY UNCLE SAID HE HAD HDR PROSTATE BRACHYTHERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF HIS PROSTATE CANCER, WHAT IS THAT? A: HDR Prostate Brachytherapy directly

places a source of radiation inside a patient’s prostate while the patient is sedated. This allows a higher radiation dose to the prostate area without affecting the tissue around it. Here’s how it works: 1. There will be a procedure to place the needles into the prostate. This will be done under anesthesia. 2. HDR treatment(s), which are also called fractions. Patients receive 1 or 2 treatments. The treatment is done right after the needle placement procedure and radiation is delivered to the area where it’s needed the most. After treatment, the needles are immediately removed and individuals go home the same day as the treatment. The benefits of HDR Brachytherapy are: Radiation to healthy tissue is minimized, reducing the potential for side effects, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis and no hospital stay is necessary. Our patient satisfaction has been overwhelmingly positive. Patient is not radioactive after treatment, therefore no exposure to family or pets. For more information on this procedure, call the Bismarck Cancer Center at 701222-6100.


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sister manages her finances well. Your friend is always bragging about his stock picks. Your friends and family may be a good fit to manage your assets, but there are benefits to designating a Trust Department as the Trustee. EXPERTISE The main benefit you would get is the knowledge and experience of individuals who manage assets daily. They can handle all the tax filings along with making sure that bills are paid timely. Trust Department personnel also know what investments are appropriate for a Trust. CONTINUITY Will the individual Trustee be available to serve for the entire term of the Trust? If a Bank's Trust Department serves as the Trustee, although Trust Officers may change, the Trustee will always be there. OBJECTIVITY You set up your Trust to provide for your spouse for life with the remainder passing to your kids. Your spouse wants funds invested to maximize income. Your kids want to maximize growth. A Trust Department deals with these situations every day and, while these decisions can be difficult, the Bank is well-equipped to handle them objectively

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Q: WHAT IS A RECORDABLE INJURY ACCORDING TO THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION? A: The Occupational Safety and Health

Administration (OSHA) defines a recordable injury is any injury where medical treatment – beyond first aid – is required. When setting up a workplace safety program, it is important to keep these OSHA rules in mind. Recordable situations include any injury or illness that results in: • •

Casts or rigid splints Deep cuts or tears that need stitches • Recommended exercises • Fractured or cracked bones or teeth • Hepatitis B vaccination • Loss of consciousness • Non-prescription medication usage at prescription strength • Prescribed medications • Punctured eardrums • Rabies vaccination • Referrals for physical therapy or chiropractic manipulations • Time away or restricted work • Transfer to another job Learn more about creating a workplace safety program at sanfordoccmed.com.

Q: HOW CAN I HELP MY KIDS ADJUST TO BEING BACK IN SCHOOL? A: As we transitioned from summer to the

new school year, it’s important to remember that it can be a time of mixed emotions for parents and children alike. Often, kids will have been excited to see their friends again and take on new challenges, but at the same time, these situations may cause some kids anxiety and stress. Here are a few tips for helping your child navigate their emotions. Rather than dismissing or minimizing your child's fears ("Don't worry, you'll be fine!”), try listening to them and acknowledging their feelings. This simple act allows children to feel more secure and understood. Also, be sure to establish a routine that includes family dinners, a set homework time, some physical activity and a bedtime. If you do have concerns about your child's adjustment, be sure to reach out to their teacher and school counselor as soon as possible. If conditions persist, consult with your child's doctor as needed.

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MEMBER PERKS | CONNECTION HELGESON JOINS AGENCY MABU AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER Agency MABU recently welcomed Trish Helgeson to its team Trish Helgeson as the chief marketing officer. In this role, Helgeson will oversee the strategy and creative development for client-related work and lead the creative, client, web and animation services departments. Helgeson brings nearly 30 years of marketing expertise and experience in tourism, banking, healthcare and energy industries to Agency MABU. The Minot native has led marketing and public relations strategy and execution throughout the Midwest in both corporate and advertising agency roles. A graduate of Minnesota State University, Moorhead and North Dakota State University, Helgeson holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Helgeson is a member of the Bismarck Mandan Convention and Visitor Bureau Board of Directors, most recently holding the office of board chair and serves as an issue day chair for Bismarck Mandan Chamber Leadership program.

BAKKUM, FINANCIAL ADVISOR, ACCEPTS ADDITIONAL ROLE WITHIN SECURIAN FINANCIAL ADVISORS OF ND AS A FIELD LEADER Mark Bakkum Mark Bakkum has been named Field Leader with Securian Financial Advisors of ND, a financial services firm affiliated with the Securian Financial Network*. Securian Financial Advisors of ND is located at 4431 Memorial Highway, Mandan, ND 58554 is independently owned and operated, and serves Bismarck/Mandan and surrounding communities. Mark is a graduate of the University of Mary and has been a Financial Advisor with Securian Financial Advisors of ND for 4 years.

KLJ HIRES FOUR IN BISMARCK KLJ, an engineering firm, is proud to welcome four new team members to the Bismarck office. Ryan LaBere has Ryan LaBere joined the team as an engineer. He has his bachelor’s in civil engineering from North DRESSLER JOINS Dakota State University SANFORD HEALTH and is a registered professional engineer in Former Canadian the state of North Dakota. Football League slotback Matt Butz comes to Matt Butz and University of North KLJ to work as a staff Dakota wide receiver, accountant. He earned his Weston Dressler, will serve Weston Dressler bachelor’s in accounting as the senior community from Dickinson State relations specialist for the University. Bismarck Region of Sanford. As a member Courtney Mitchell of the community relations team, formerly recently started as a referred to as public affairs, Dressler will facilities planner. She also work to build strong relationships in the Courtney Mitchell attended Dickinson State communities Sanford serves in central and University and earned her western North Dakota as well as promoting bachelor’s in business Sanford’s mission. administration and Dressler is a native of Bismarck and finance. graduated from Bismarck High. He played Adam McGill as a wide receiver for the University of comes to KLJ to work North Dakota, where he set 19 school as an engineer. He has records and received his Bachelor of his bachelor’s in civil Science degree in management. Adam McGill engineering from North Dakota State University and is a registered professional engineer in North Dakota.

EMC BISMARCK BRANCH WELCOMES NEW HIRES EMC Insurance Companies announces several new hires at the Bismarck Branch in North Dakota. Tanner Wolf has accepted the position of underwriting associate. Prior to joining EMC, Wolf worked in retail managing e-commerce for his company’s website. Wolf has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from North Dakota State University. Teddi Schwagler has accepted the position of underwriting associate. Prior to joining EMC, Schwagler worked as an administrative assistant and marketing coordinator in the nonprofit sector. Schwagler has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Dickinson State University. John Coleman has accepted the position of underwriting associate. Prior to joining EMC, Coleman worked as a financial professional for a local agency for the last seven years. Coleman attended Thomas Edison State College for Business Administration. Karen Redfern has accepted the position of senior marketing representative for Oregon and southern Washington. Redfern has more than 15 years of insurance experience, starting as a claims adjuster in 2004 before moving into a marketing position. Redfern received her bachelor’s degree in media communications from Lambuth University in Tennessee, and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Redfern will reside in the Portland, Ore., area with her family. Tom Nugteren has accepted the position of marketing representative for North Dakota. Prior to joining EMC, Nugteren worked as a claims adjuster for three years. Nugteren has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota and will reside in Fargo, N.D. Creighton Barrett has accepted the position of underwriting intern. Barrett just completed his junior year of college at the University of Mary, dual majoring in accounting and finance. Pete Davidson has accepted the position of underwriting intern. Davidson just completed his junior year of college at the University of Iowa, majoring in finance with an economics minor.

Share your business news with the Chamber EDC. Email press releases to Rebecca at rrattei@bmcedc.com.

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CONNECTION | MEMBER PERKS JAPEL NAMED TO NEW YORK LIFE’S EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Jeffrey Japel has been named a member of the 2019 Executive Council of New York Life, Jeffrey Japel which recognizes the top 20 percent of New York Life’s elite sales force of more than 12,000 licensed agents in sales achievement. Mr. Japel has been a New York Life agent since 2007 and is associated with New York Life’s North Dakota General Office in Fargo. Jeffrey L. Japel attended Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO where he achieved a degree in Business. He is a Qualifying Member of the 2018 Million Dollar Round Table.

NDAREC WELCOMES NEW SAFETY INSTRUCTOR The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to Mike Koenig welcome Mike Koenig as the newest addition to its organization. Koenig began his new role on Aug. 5. He will serve as a safety instructor, helping to promote safe work practices at electric cooperatives across the state. A native of Carrington, N.D., Koenig is not new to North Dakota’s electric cooperatives. Upon graduating line school in 1996, he began working as a lineman at Northern Plains Electric Cooperative, where he worked for the past 23 years. He is looking forward to the change in his career while maintaining closeness to his cooperative family and friends. Koenig lives in Carrington with his wife, Shaunette, daughter, Gracie, and son, Tyson.

PAPA'S PUMPKIN PATCH OPENS IN SEPTEMBER Since 1983, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch has become a tradition for thousands of families. In 2019 this regional attraction opens for its fall season Sunday, Sept. 8. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is widely recognized as one of America’s best pumpkin patches, earning top rankings from the Travel Channel, Travel & Leisure, USA Today, and AAA Living. The 2019 season runs Sept. 8 – Oct. 19. The patch is open 12-7 p.m. daily. Currently over 3,500 children are scheduled for field trips to Papa’s, and Pearce expects close to 10,000 daycare and school children will visit Papa’s Pumpkin Patch during the 2019 season.

SEPTEMBER LIVE GOVERNMENT MEETINGS Televised on Government Access, cable channel 2 & 602 HD. Broadcast on Radio Access 102.5 FM radio. Streamed online at www.freetv.org.

Tues, 3rd

5:00 pm Mandan City Commission 7:00 pm Mandan School Board

Wed, 4th

5:00 pm Burleigh County Commission

Thurs, 5th

5:00 pm Bismarck Board of Adjustment

Mon, 9th

5:15 pm Bismarck School Board 5:30 pm Mandan Park Board*

Tues, 10th

5:15 pm Bismarck City Commission

Wed, 11th 8:00 am Burleigh County Water Resource District 5:15 pm Burleigh County Planning Commission Thurs, 12th

5:30 pm Morton County Commission*

Mon, 16th

5:30 pm Mandan School Board

Tues, 17th 1:30 pm Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board 5:30 pm Mandan City Commission Wed, 18th

5:00 pm Burleigh County Commission

Thurs, 19th

5:15 pm Bismarck Park Board

Mon, 23rd

5:15 pm Bismarck School Board 5:30 pm Mandan Planning Commission*

Tues, 24th

5:15 pm Bismarck City Commission 5:30 pm Morton County Commission*

Wed, 25th

5:00 pm Bismarck Planning Commission

Meetings are replayed several times on the Government Access channel and are available for viewing online (Watch on Demand) at www.freetv.org. * Delayed Playback

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RIBBON CUTTINGS | CONNECTION Ribbon cuttings are conducted by a committee of Chamber EDC volunteers called Ambassadors. Businesses qualify for a ribbon cutting if they open, move, and remodel, are under new ownership, change their name, or offer a new product or service. To find out how you can get a free ribbon cutting from the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC, please call Ross at 701-223-5660.

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Ben Turnbull celebrating groundbreaking on site for new strip mall on location at 3001 Yorktown Drive in Bismarck. Member.

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Dr. Aaron Moos, owner, celebrating newly renovated space at their location at 517 S 5th Street in Bismarck. Phone: 701-258-4653. Member.

Bill Gauerke, General Manager, and team celebrate the grand opening of the new hotel on 122 W Turnpike Avenue in Bismarck. Phone: 701-751-3400. Member.

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CONNECTION | NEW MEMBERS The Chamber EDC encourages all members to do business with each other. The following companies and organizations have recently made an important investment in their business by joining the Chamber EDC. Please consider them for your professional and personal needs. To find a complete listing of Chamber EDC members, view the Member Directory online at www.bismarckmandan.com. Job Service North Dakota 1601 E Century Ave Bismarck, ND Amy Arenz (701) 328-5040 Your one-stop center for staffing, labor market information, training, and customized workforce related needs. Access these services 24/7 on-line at www.jobsnd.com IDigital 4302 13th Ave. S, Suite 4-375 Fargo, ND Paul Hilt (701) 630-4466 IDigital is a local, innovative, out-of-home media company based in North Dakota. IDigital works one-on-one with companies to develop innovative advertising campaigns that make a difference. Schwan's Home Service 3500 Miriam Ave. Bismarck, ND Don Plew (701) 223-8546 From our family's kitchen to your family's table. For over 65 years we have been delivering high-quality, delicious foods to loyal customers in your neighborhood.

Beyond the Blooms 111 4th Ave. NW Mandan, ND Melanie Lennie (701) 255-3312 Full service retail flower shop. Pediatric Partners 4501 Coleman Street N. Bismarck, ND Lanelle Vasichek We believe your child deserves the best. We pride ourselves in having the most comprehensive and advanced help available from a team of compassionate experts in a safe, kid-friendly environment. Chad Anderson Law Firm 407 E. Ave C. Bismarck, ND Chad Anderson (701) 214-5277 Specializing in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, and Probate Law.

Heritage Exteriors by Brandon Leingang 140 Riverwood Ave SE Mandan, ND Brandon Leingang (701) 751-3331 Let us use our extensive knowledge and experience on home improvement products to provide fresh ideas to update your home. We educate and install various products that fit your budget, style and home Paradiso Mexican Restaurant 2620 State St Bismarck, ND Jake Weingrowicz (701) 224-1111 Mexican restaurant and cantina; Mexican cuisine and southwestern favorites

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UPCOMING CHAMBER EDC EVENTS BRATS WITH THE BRAVE Date: September 11, 2019 • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm Location: Raymond J. Bohn Armory – 4200 Miriam Avenue, Bismarck BRATS WITH THE BRAVE Date: September 12, 2019 • Time: 10:15am - 11:30am Location: Chamber EDC – 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck CELEBRATE BISMARCK-MANDAN Date: September 17, 2019 • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Location: Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center – 800 S 3rd St, Bismarck

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FRIDAYS AT THE CHAMBER EDC Date: September 20, 2019 • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm Location: Chamber EDC Patio – 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck CHAMBER EDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: INTERVIEW BEST PRACTICES Date: September 24, 2019 • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Chamber EDC – 1640 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck HARVEST MIXER Date: October 1, 2019 • Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Location: Farm Credit Services of Mandan, 1600 Old Red Trail, Mandan

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