Check out our opening keynote speaker - Olympic Gold Medalist, Stacy Dragila
2013 GPYP Summit
TBT to 2014 when Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals hosted the GPYP Summit!

On behalf of the planning committee, we wanted to say thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 GPYP Summit! We had so much fun and we hope you enjoyed the conference as much as we did!
What was your favorite part of the conference?

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We're kicking off our Friday with rope tricks by Ryan Taylor!

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The Summit planning committee is ready for the Summit to begin! Come in door 5!! We can't wait to see you!

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LAST CALL for Great Plains YP Summit Registration and Leadership Lunch tickets!

With growing demand in the final days before the Summit, we've added 20 registration slots for this week's Great Plains YP Summit! Can't attend the entire Summit, but still want to participate? 18 seats remain for our Leadership Lunch on Thursday, July 27th -- both events SHRM and HRCI accredited! R...

Will you be at the Pre-GPYP Social? Can't wait to see you there!

Wed 6:00 PM CDTRhombus Guys Brewing CompanyGrand Forks, ND
9 people interested

You'll never guess what we've got going on this week (psst... it's the GPYP Summit!)

We're just a few days from the Great Plains YP Summit at the Alerus Center. Join us for the welcome social at Rhombus Guys Brewery on Wednesday night or Rock the Boat downtown concert along the Greenway on Thursday. We'd also love to see you at the Summit -- or, if you can't attend the whole event b...

It's the last Sunday before the Summit and we would like to send a collective THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!
Keynote Sponsors: Alerus Center, Altru Health System, BeMobile Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
Gold Sponsors: Enbridge, Visit Grand Forks, The 701, Coworking by Evolve Grand Forks.
Silver Sponsors: North Dakota Young Professionals Network, Nodak Electric Cooperative, Xcel Energy.
Bronze Sponsors: Bremer Bank, Sanford Health, Minnkota Power Cooperativ...e, Inc.
Friend Sponsors: Alerus, Scheels.
We hope to see you all on Wednesday!!

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It's our last Sponsorship Saturday! Thank you to our Friends sponsors, Scheels and Alerus, for supporting the 2017 Great Plains YP Summit!

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We're under 1 week away from the largest professional development conference for young professionals in the Midwest -- designed for all professionals in the first half of their careers of any field -- coming to Grand Forks.

The Great Plains Young Professionals Summit not only brings national keynote speakers to town, but showcases local and regional talent presenting on topics specifically requested by Grand Forks young professionals.

Learn more about the Summit at!

Jul 26, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017Alerus CenterGrand Forks, ND
62 people interested

Curious about our Economic Development Excursions on Friday afternoon?
-Coworking and Economic Development, tour and coworking panel (The 701, Coworking by Evolve Grand Forks, Downtown Grand Forks)
-Energy development and workforce training for precision manufacturing, tour and training presentation at LM Wind Power (LM Wind Power, GF Industrial Park)
-UAS, Global benefits of local UAS research and development, presentation and demonstration of UAS technologies (Northrop Grumman Corporation, SkySkopes, Drone Races and Demo)

Angie Laxdal is a creative writer, content marketer and brand storyteller with over eight years of experience in marketing communications. She has served as a public relations specialist at Altru Health System for the past five years, and prior to that, spent several years as a writer with The Flint Group. Beyond the office, Angie enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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Less than 2 weeks before the Great Plains YP Summit

This email is packed! Here are some highlights: tonight is our July Prof. Development meeting (4pm at Tavern United); July is ND Young Professional Month(!); GPYP Summit kicks off with a social at Rhombus Guys Brewery next Wednesday night (July 26th, 5-7pm); Rock the Boat River Concert launches Thur...

We are so excited to tell you about our Thursday night social! Rock the Boat is a concert on the banks of the Red River, featuring Moon Shines Red, with paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking from Boathouse on the Red and food from New Flavors Food Truck and Buddha Belly. Tell everyone to come check it out!

Thu 6:30 PM CDTBoathouse on the RedGrand Forks, ND
Music · 409 people

Coach Jim Johnson is gearing up to teach us his leadership lessons in just 2 weeks!
Based on what transpired in 2006, Coach Jim Johnson is an authority on teamwork, leadership and realizing your dreams.
During what people call the “miracle game” Coach helped an autistic high school senior realize his dream of playing with the team. Hoping for just one basket, Coach, and the rest of the country, was amazed when Jason McElwain scored 20 points in 4 minutes.
In his keynotes “Dreams Really Do Come True” and “Leadership Lessons from Half Court” Coach inspires as he shares real-world tools that can be implemented right away. He has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and ESPN and is the author of the book A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons From a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy.

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Can you believe it? We are TWO weeks out from the GPYP Summit and everyone is welcome to register!
Here's a little incentive to share this great event with your friends: >>"Like" this post AND "Share" it with all your friends to be entered to win a FREE drink ticket for one of our great social events! << Two winners will be drawn next week.

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Jared Fladeland, a Grand Forks native, is the founder and Artistic Director of Conduit Theatre, a production company based in Saint Paul, MN. Conduit creates, curates, and collaborates with other companies on interactive, immersive entertainment that strives for one thing: Connection. He is premiering a new solo work, "The Mystery" at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August ( When not doing theatre, he is a Client Specialist at Bridgewater Bank, the best and most unconventional entrepreneurial bank in the Twin Cities. He can be found at most of Bridgewater's Millennial Rooftop Socials at their Uptown location.
We can't wait to hear from you Jared!

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