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President’s Corner

This has been a busy month filled with legislative issues, Task Force 21 trips, and day-to-day operations.  The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce has been making trips to Bismarck in support of several issues at the legislature. One of those issues is the licensure transfer for military spouses with specific careers who are trying to work in North Dakota, but finding a lot of hoops to jump in order to transfer their license.

Spouses from MAFB were able to testify on the lengthy process of trying to obtain their ND license. I have also traveled to the legislature in support of the North Dakota State Fair and the need for prize money for 4-H, FFA and open class exhibitors at the fair. We continue to coordinate with the Greater North Dakota Chamber and other state Chambers on legislative matters.

I have had many conversations with members, not only during Coffee with the President, but throughout the month. Representatives from Dakota Square management and members of the Trinity Health board of directors have asked me to visit on various topics.

I was among a group of colleagues with Task Force 21 (TF 21) who visited with Sen. Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong on Minot Air Force Base to discuss national defense issues. TF 21 members and I also attended a Strategic Defense Workshop in Washington, D.C.  We were also able to attend Col Tom Summers retirement.  Summers had been based in Minot. 

Our Maximize Minot Campaign continues to gain steam as I was part of a news story promoting emphasizing the need to buy here, hire local professionals here, and invest here.

The International Economic Development Commission report continues to be on our plate as I attend several meetings to discuss its findings and how we can better the community.

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