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Women’s Expo set for Saturday

Ingstad Family Media will host its first Women’s Expo in Jamestown Saturday, with nearly 60 booths, plus break-out sessions on hairstyles and braids, self-defense, planning activities for kids and direct sales.

There is no cost to attend the expo, which will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Quality Inn & Suites.

“It is a new adventure for us,” said Michelle Ascheman, marketing and sales account executive with Ingstad. “… instead of just an average vendor show, we wanted there to be teachable moments.”

A wide variety of vendors will be at the show from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, including at least five different jewelry options, multiple makeup brands and people who sell dishes, containers, home décor, purses and more.

Other vendors offer services, such as photography, massage, remodeling, self-defense classes or catering. Health, nutrition and finance booths will also be open for viewing.

The break-out sessions cover a wide variety of topics, too, Ascheman said.

At 11 a.m., “You Can Have Fun! Planning Great Activities for Youth” begins, offering people quick and easy ideas about kids’ activities, with an emphasis on engaging them in their community.

After that, new seminars will begin every 30 to 45 minutes, on everything from the various ways to tie a scarf to how direct sales consulting can fit into a person’s life. There’s even a “Damsel in Defense” seminar featuring ways women can protect themselves from attackers.

“We’ll have food and some beverages, lots of sampling, tons of holiday gifts and ideas for families,” Ascheman said. “… it’s going to be a lot of fun and a way to do some networking for women in the community.”

Door prizes will be given away to participants throughout the event, including several items valued at $100.

Ingstad has been planning the event since February, with work beginning in earnest in August, Ascheman said, adding that she expects attendance of about 350 people.

“It’s just going to be a fantastic event to bring women together,” she said.

Sun reporter Kari Lucin can be reached at 701-952-8453                     or by email at