ND chamber to hold virtual roundtable event

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The Greater North Dakota Chamber (GNDC) has announced that it will hold its CEO Roundtable event as a virtual series on Dec. 8. The series, titled “Legislative Agenda and Gameplan” breaks into three sections to spotlight business and legislative voices who are closing out 2020 and planning for the new year and the upcoming legislative session.

GNDC holds four CEO Roundtable events throughout the year. They are open to CEO/C-suite leadership as well as business owners, managers, supervisors and other company leaders. Typically held in-person, this event was slated to be in Grand Forks. Given the ongoing pandemic and current risk level protocols in place, the event was transitioned to a virtual format. There is no charge to attend the event for GNDC members and those interested in joining GNDC may be able to attend.

“While we are disappointed this event will not be in-person, we are glad that the speakers that had been secured were willing to transition to a virtual format," said Arik Spencer, GNDC president and CEO. "The agenda was created to focus on the planning process our state is taking to move us past 2020. Businesses and legislators alike are working through lessons learned and crafting plans for the future.”

Spencer said it's important at this time for the state "to create strategies focused on sound policy that support, rather than inhibit businesses. Working together benefits our communities, economy and citizens.”


Each session will utilize the Zoom platform and begin promptly on the hour. Attendees must register to receive login information. To view the full agenda and register visit . The schedule:

  • 9 a.m.: Welcome and GNDC Policy Positions Presentation with Arik Spencer and Matt Gardner, GNDC, and Josh DeMorrett – ConocoPhillips
  • 10 a.m.: Legislator Roundtable: Sen. Ray Holmberg, Rep. Corey Mock, Rep. Emily O'Brien, moderated by Gardner
  • 11 a.m.: Business Panel – A Look Behind and Forward: Moderated by Grant Meyer, AE2S CEO, with panelists Brian L Johnson of Choice Bank, Jennifer Wilson of Kirkwood Mall, Mike Dunn of Construction Engineers and Dr. Michael LeBeau of Sanford Health

Sponsors of the event include presenting sponsor HealthPartners and supporting sponsors AE2S, Construction Engineers, and ND Guaranty and Title.

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