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The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the 2022 Main Street ND Summit agenda is now available.

This year’s summit, which will be held Oct. 25-26 at the Bismarck Event Center, will be free for all attendees. A pre-summit event will also be held on Oct. 24 from 4-6 p.m. at the Morton Mandan Public Library.

During the summit, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of world-renowned keynote speakers and partake in engaging breakout sessions that will provide the tools and resources to support community volunteers, local champions, business owners, and elected leaders at both the local and state level as they work together to create unique communities to attract a talented workforce.

“We are very excited to announce this year’s lineup of impressive keynote speakers,” Commerce Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Commissioner Shawn Kessel. “Our team worked diligently to ensure all keynotes were not only relatable to North Dakota, but also had a proven track-record of success and influence in providing solutions that could help communities as they address workforce needs.” 

Confirmed speakers for the 2022 summit include:

  • Anthony Melchiorri, the host of Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible, Five Star Secrets, and Extreme Hotels.
  • Amanda Brinkman, the chief brand officer at Deluxe and creator, producer, and host of the Small Business Revolution.
  • Think 3D, a business management consultant company that helps clients build intentional cultures. Their belief is that a healthy culture has three dimensions – personal, professional, and potential.


A fourth keynote speaker will be announced once confirmed.

The engaging breakout sessions will cover a broad range of topics all relating to workforce. Sessions will be led by a variety of national, state, and local leaders who will provide advice, resources, and personal insight on ways to attract and retain a talented workforce.

The agenda and registration for the 2022 Main Street ND Summit can be found at msnd.link/summit-2022

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