Wednesday, November 14
Noon to 1:30 p.m. | Delta by Marriott
Due to demand for this event, individual seats have reached capacity. However, a waiting list is available should we find more seats. A limited number of table sponsorships are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve a table, please contact Tracy Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the most recognizable professional athletes in the world, Danica Patrick has succeeded in the male-dominated world of professional motorsports. As she hits the brakes on her racing career, it’s full speed ahead now for her entrepreneurial endeavors. At this year’s Voices of Vision, hear her first-hand account of her professional highlights and advice as she speaks on pushing yourself to the limits and following your dreams. Her talk should drive great inspiration and discussion!
Voices of Vision is an annual event designed to bring nationally recognized, world-thought visionaries to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area. Hosting these types of well-known speakers not only gives the community the opportunity to hear and see a variety of public figures, but also gives visibility to our region and showcases our metro. Voices of Vision is about bringing together people from all walks of life, political persuasions, opinion leaders, political leaders and business leaders.
About the presenter
Danica Patrick was born in 1982 in Wisconsin. A natural athlete even as a child, it wasn’t until her parents bought her a go-kart when she was 10 that she found a passion for racing. After winning numerous regional and national go-kart titles, Patrick left the Midwest at just 16 years old to compete in the cutthroat world of European road racing.
After racing at various levels in different racecars, Patrick burst onto the national scene in May 2005 when she stunned the world by leading 19 laps and finishing fourth in her first Indianapolis 500. With that performance, she became the first woman to lead laps and score a top-five finish in the historic race. Three years later, in April 2008, Patrick made history once again as she became the first woman to win a major-league open-wheel race in a North American series with her victory in the IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi oval in Japan.
In February 2013, as Patrick transitioned to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, she made headlines around the world with her record-setting performance in the 55th Daytona 500 race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. She became the first woman to win a NASCAR Cup Series pole when she set the fastest time in qualifying for the Daytona 500 and then finished in eighth place, the highest finishing position ever for a woman in the “Great American Race.”
As Patrick’s NASCAR Cup Series career progressed, she continued to rewrite the history books. She broke the record for most top-10 finishes of any female in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2015 and holds the new mark with a total of seven top-10s to her credit. In May 2016, Danica became a three-time winner of the Monster Energy Fan Vote for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race. She is the lone repeat winner of the vote in the event’s history.
In late 2017, Patrick announced that she would end her racing career with the “Danica Double” by competing in two marquee events that were cornerstones of her career: the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. Now, recently retired from racing, she will focus on turning her “side hustle” efforts into full-time endeavors.
Previous presenters include:
- 2017 – Shaquille O’Neal
- 2016 - Robert O’Neil
- 2015 - Rudy Giuliani
- 2014 - Terry Bradshaw
- 2013 - Jeb Bush
- 2012 - Joe Theismann
- 2011 - Bob Woodward
- 2010 – Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North
Chamber Members: $70 per person in advance | $80 at the door | $800 Corporate Table Sponsor
Non-Members: $95 per person in advance
CORPORATE TABLE SPONSORS
Alerus | Avis Rent A Car | Bank of the West | Border States Electric | Bremer Bank
Cass County Electric Cooperative | Concordia College | Consolidated Communications
Cornerstone Bank | Dawson Insurance | Discovery Benefits | D-S Beverages
GOLDMARK Property Management | Heat Transfer Warehouse
Home Builders Association of Fargo Moorhead | Houston Engineering
Midco | Minnesota State University Moorhead | U.S. Bank | United States Credit Union
Wanzek Construction | Western State Bank