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YP Summit to Feature Bill Rancic

Chamber to Host 2nd Annual Young Professionals Summit

Bill Rancic, the Original Apprentice, to Keynote

June 15-17, 2011
Fargo, ND

Fargo Moorhead, ND/MN (March 29, 2011) – The Chamber will host the second annual Great Plains Young Professionals Summit in Fargo, June 15 – 17, 2011. The summit draws young professionals from a multi-state region together to enhance their professional skill set, instill community engagement and diversify their networks.

Bill Rancic, Donald Trump’s original Apprentice, will keynote the Summit during a luncheon on June 16. Rancic, a firm believer of teaching business skills to the next generation of leaders, will share his experience as an international entrepreneur. Individual event tickets to Rancic’s presentation are available for purchase.

An array of area business and community leaders have signed on to contribute their time and talents to the summit, including Steve D. Scheel, CEO of Scheels; Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric; and James Burgum, co-founder and Managing Director, Arthur Ventures, LLC.

The Summit includes breakout sessions, networking and socials, as well a keynote and panel discussion about the implications of the North Dakota oil boom for young professionals in the region.

Summit events will be held at various locations around Fargo including the Hilton Garden Inn Fargo, Microsoft and the FARGODOME. Registration is $99 before May 1. After May 1, the cost to register is $119. Tickets for the Bill Rancic event ONLY are $45 and include lunch. Register at www.gpypsummit.com or by calling 218.233.1100.

Young professionals from across the region are encouraged to attend.

Bill Rancic interview requests can be scheduled through Adrienne Olson at aolson@fmwfchamber.com or 218.359.0524.

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of more than 1,950 private, public and nonprofit members, representing more than 89,000 employees. The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Dilworth, Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.

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