Expand Your Exports with the North Dakota Trade Office: Programs and Funding to Available to Exporters

November 17, 2020

Focus: Education

Join the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 to learn how North Dakota companies can start exporting or expand their export business by working with NDTO.

The NDTO assists North Dakota companies with export expansion through education, research, and organization of trade missions, reverse missions and other education to help identify opportunities and improve your export processes. Additionally, the NDTO advocates on behalf of businesses that help strengthen the state’s economy through exports.

In this webinar, NDTO staff will walk you through how we can help your export business thrive.

Webinar topics will include:

  • What services are available to North Dakota Companies to help grow their exports both domestically and internationally.
  • What state and federal funding programs administered by the NDTO are available to financially support ND exporters.
  • NDTO partnerships with associations and Trade Service Providers.
  • Additional benefits available with a NDTO Membership.

Event Information:
Expand Your Exports with the North Dakota Trade Office
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm CT
Location: Online Webinar

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP’s Annual Employment & Employee Benefits Law Update

September 26, 2019

Focus: Education

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP will be hosting an informative half-day Employment and Employee Benefits Law Seminar. During the seminar, speakers will discuss industry developments and hot topics that have occurred over the last 18 months.

DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2019
TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.(Central)
WHERE: Clubhouse Hotel & Suites
4400 15th Avenue S., Fargo, ND 58103
HOSTED BY: Kermit Nash, Partner
Sam Diehl, Partner
Andy Daly, Partner
Dasha Brockmeyer, Counsel
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
RSVP: To RSVP, please click the registration button below.
QUESTIONS: Please contact Mary Brightman at 215.972.7773 or Mary.Brightman@saul.com.

HRCI and SHRM accreditation as well as MCLE credit for the state of North Dakota are currently pending approval.

Doing Business in Brazil and One-on-One Meetings with Brazil Trade Specialist

September 23, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Focus: Education

From September 23-27, Moacir Rodovalho, a Senior Commercial Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service in Recife, Brazil, will be in Fargo to assist local companies seeking to enter Brazil. He is available to consult a limited number of businesses interested in expanding into Brazil. Appointments to meet with Moacir will be available on a first come, first served basis. Before the one-hour meeting, your Commercial Service team in Fargo and in Brazil will do preliminary market research to ensure your one-on-one meeting will be productive.

In addition to one-on-one meetings with Moacir, the US Commercial Service and the North Dakota District Export Council are hosting a Doing Business in Brazil luncheon in Fargo. During the seminar, you will hear from not only Moacir, but also the following companies with experience in the Brazilian market.

Chad Kost, Chief Operating Officer of Spectrum Aeromed (Fargo, ND) will be sharing his experiences developing the Brazilian market for Spectrum. Brazil's aerospace industry is large and established. Chad joined Spectrum Aeromed in 2013, and prior to that, he spent 17 years in the banking industry. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Mayville (ND) State University and Masters Degree in Business Administration from North Dakota State University.

Jean Voorhees is the Vice President of Business Development for WCCO Belting, Inc., in Wahpeton, ND. After achieving market entry a decade ago, WCCO continues to expand both share and the portfolio of products marketed in Brazil. The opportunities are driving both distribution expansion and product development. Jean has extensive experience in the development, innovation, marketing and distribution of industrial and agricultural products around the world.

The cost for the luncheon is $30 per person. For a one-on-one meeting and market research report, the cost is $189 and will include free participation in the luncheon.

Please contact Heather Ranck at heather.ranck@trade.gov or Haley Coffield at haley.coffield@trade.gov with any questions.

Date: Tuesday, September 24th

Time: 11 am - 1 pm (one-on-one meetings scheduled separately, and includes a 30-minute initial consultation to determine market research priorities)

Location: Fargo, ND (details to be confirmed)

2018 Global Business Awards Luncheon

May 23, 2019

Focus: Machinery

2018 North Dakota Service to Exporters Award &
2018 Exporter of the Year Award
Presented by ND Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring
Thursday, May 23, 2019  ●  11:30am to 1:30pm  ●  Lunch included

Featured Speaker: 


Meridith Elliott Powell
Award-Winning Author and Business Strategist


Join us on Thursday, May 23 for the 2018 Global Business Awards Luncheon. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has been invited to present the North Dakota Service to Exporters Award and the Exporter of the Year Award to businesses that have made significant advancements in the international marketplace.

The Global Business Awards Luncheon will also feature a keynote presentation by business strategist Meridith Elliott Powell. With a background in corporate leadership and sales, Meridith’s career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare and finance. Additionally, Meridith is regularly featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Investment News, and American Banker among others. High energy and highly interactive, Meridith helps leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success today, and the strategies they need to thrive in the uncertainty of today’s global marketplace.

Attendee Cost:
NDTO Member: Free
Non-Members: $50 per person

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 2018 Global Business Award Winners.