You will hear the lessons

business leaders wish they knew,

before learning them the hard way.

September 26, 2023 | 8:00am - 3:00pm | $80-100

20+ Fargo-area business leaders

give you a peek inside their business journal...

the success, the failures,

and everywhere in-between.



8:00 am DOORS OPEN

                 Networking + visit the Board Room


Emma McIntyre, our Emcee for the day, welcomes attendees!


8:30 am 

Tom Stadum, Founder and CEO, Fjell Capital, kicks off the Speaker lineup, including...


Anthony Molzahn, Founder and CEO | Devii

Rob Burke, Founder | Yarn Productions

Sandra Vigen, Founder and CEO | Mama Ducks Cleaning Service

Sarah Koustrup, Chief Strategy Officer | National Hospitality Services, Inc.

Tim Meyer, Senior Director | Sanford Ambulance and Sanford Airmed

Dave Harmon, Founder and President, Harmon Entertainment


11:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION led by DJ Colter, Owner, DJ Colter Agency, Inc.



Marc Kuhn, Founder and President | MAK Capital + MAK Constructionn

Katie Chaussee, Co-Founder and Owner, Be More Colorful, CareerViewXR

Matt Chaussee, Co-Founder and Owner, Be More Colorful, CareerViewXR

Deanna Ness, Co-Founder and Owner, S & S Promotional Group

Brad Ness, Co-Founder and Owner, S & S Promotional Group

Will Cromarty, Business Development, Airial Robotics

Shannon Full, President and CEO, FMWF Chamber of Commerce

Rachael Boyer, CEO, The Authority Companies

Robin Nelson, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

Tom Kading, Founder and Attorney, Fargo Patent & Business Law

Jaymes O'Pheron, Founder, Catalytic Conversations


2:00 pm Dr. James Carlson, Founder, Pracs Institute, delivers our keynote address!





for 350 business executives and decision-makers!

lead·er·ship /ˈlēdərˌship/ noun


  1. the action of leading a group of people or an organization.
  2. the state or position of being a leader.
  3. the leaders of an organization, country, etc.


syn: guidance. management. governance. stewardship. direction. tutelage. mentorship. aegis.



unfiltered (ʌnˈfɪltəd) adj


1. (of oil, coffee, smoke, etc) not having been passed through a filter

2. not having been toned down, censored, or edited: unfiltered news sources.

3. (of a cigarette) not having a filter tip


as in direct; going straight to the point clearly and firmly

syn: raw. candid. straightforward. honest. uninhibited. unrestrained. direct. point-blank. real.  


Thank you to our Speakers!

"The definition of leadership is to influence, inspire and help others become their best selves, building their skills and achieving goals along the way. Leadership isn’t a position that you’re appointed to – it’s a skill and a tool you can continually cultivate and use to create lasting change." 

- Tony Robbins


"Leadership should be defined as the ability to select excellent employees and empower them to develop working teams focused on achieving company goals. Positive and interactive leadership enhances the teams ability to provide the client a quality product which reflects the employee - management alliance. Likewise, good leadership is responsive to market and employee input to optimize market share, business ethics, employee morale and company pride. In the final analysis, good leadership creates an environment which removes 'CAN'T' from corporate vocabulary."

- Dr. Jim Carlson

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Hosted by the Members of The Executives' Club of Fargo-Moorhead