LCD Group to kick off ‘Lunch & Learns’ and ‘Happy Hour Socials’ series in Fargo, Grand Forks, Devils Lake, and Minot – June 11 and 12

Lewis & Clark Development Group is hitting the road this summer for a series of ‘Lunch & Learns’ and ‘Happy Hour Socials.’ 

The events will be open to lenders, municipal leaders, lenders, and economic and community developers across North Dakota. Participants will be treated to a complimentary lunch or hors d’oeurves, beer, and wine.

LCD Group staff will present on the range of programs the organization provides such as:

  • SBA 504 Loan Program
  • North Dakota Opportunity Fund
  • Gap Financing Options
  • DREAM I and DREAM II Funds
  • Essential Public Employee Program (EP2)
  • Property Management Program

“The sessions are all about connecting. Connecting with professionals on a one-on-one basis and connecting professionals with the programs we provide,” says LCD Group Executive Director Brent Ekstrom.

Sessions will start on June 11 and 12, more to follow this summer

LCD Group will kick off the sessions with events in Fargo, Grand Forks, Devils Lake, and Minot. Information is as follows:

Fargo – Tuesday, June 11
Lunch & Learn – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
Porter Creek Hardwood Grill
1555 44th Street South, Fargo 

Grand Forks – Tuesday, June 11
Happy Hour Social – 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
UND Gorecki Alumni Center 
3501 University Avenue

Devils Lake – Wednesday, June 12
Lunch & Learn – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
Lake Region State College –  Chautauqua Gallery
1801 College Drive North

Minot – Wednesday, June 12
Happy Hour Social – 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
10 North Main
10 Main Street, Minot

RSVPs Kindly Requested

LCD Group asks that everyone sends an RSVP to Nicole Berger at Please include your name (first and last), organization, job title, and email address. If you are emailing for a group, please submit their names, job titles, and email addresses. Feel free to call (701) 667-7600 with any questions.

Attendees will be entered into drawings for door prizes.

Future Events Planed for Other Communities

Future events are planned in July, August, and September. Locations will soon be announced for sessions in Williston, Watford City, Bismarck-Mandan, Jamestown, and other communities.


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