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The Empower Sessions 2019: Ten Years Rising!

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Holiday Inn Spearfish-Convention Center

305 North 27th Street

Spearfish, SD 57783

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JOIN US AT THE 2019 EMPOWER SESSIONS & GALA!

Where rural shapers and entrepreneurs gather to grow their skills and share ideas. Celebrate 10 years of Dakota Rising, a program to empower rural entrepreneurs, and the Empower Community Awards recognizing local changemakers empowering their local communities.

Empower Sessions & Gala are powered by Dakota Resources and our partners.




EMPOWER SESSIONS SCHEDULE

Friday, October 18, 2019

12 - 5:30 pm - Business Tours and Lunch (for Dakota Rising Fellows & Alumni)

  • Lotus Up Espresso and Deli | Spearfish
  • Renatus Woodwork | Sturgis
  • Quarq | Spearfish

3:30 - 5 pm - Community Learning Network - Learning Session (for Community Leaders)

6:00 - 10:00 pm - Dakota Rising Fellows & Alumni Party (for Dakota Rising Fellows & Alumni)

6:00 - 10:00 pm - Community Learning Network Social Event - (for Community Leaders)

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8 - 9:30 am - Pre-Community Learning Network - Learning Session (for Community Leaders)

10 - 10:30 am - Opening Circle (for all participants)

  • Hosted by Joe Bartmann | The Economic Development Myth is Dead

10:30 - 11:30 am - Empower Sessions - Workshop 1 (for all participants)

  • Hosted by John Beranek | Building a Start-up Movement in Your Small Town
  • Interview with Rachel Woods, Owner, Apparel WorX, and Kelsey Doom, President & CEO, Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce

11:30 am - 12:00 pm - ED Pro/Entrepreneur Mixer

12 - 12:45 pm - Lunch (for all participants)

1 - 2:00 pm Empower Sessions - Workshop 2 (for all participants)

  • Hosted by John Beranek | Playing Big in Your Small Town
  • Speaker - Rebecca Undem, Inspirational Speaker & Coach

2:15 - 2:30 pm - Break

2:30 - 3 pm - Closing Circle (for all participants)

EMPOWER SESSIONS GALA SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 19, 2019

5:30 - 6 pm - Empower Sessions Social Gathering (for all participants)

  • Cash Bar & Music

6 - 6:30 pm - Dinner (for all participants)

6 - 8 pm - Empower Sessions Awards Gala (for all participants)

  • Keynote - Bobbie Bohlen, Executive Director, Grant County Economic Development

8 - 11 pm “Ten Years!” Hospitality Suite (for all participants)




LODGING INFORMATION:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Spearfish - Convention Center and available until September 20th. Please call in and mention that you are coming for the Dakota Resources Empower Sessions event. After September 20th, the hotel will still honor the following rates as long as there are rooms available:

  • Standard Room*: $89.99
  • Suite*: $119.99

* All poolside rooms will be an additional $30



Contact ellie@dakotaresources.org or call 605-978-2804 for more information.
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305 North 27th Street

Spearfish, SD 57783

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