Jan 18 Downtown Bismarck News

1 Million Cups Relaunch A Success

1 Million Cups organizers and the Start Bismarck crew are back after the holiday break!  One of the largest 1 Million Cups audiences were out in full support for the January 10 event.  1 Million Cups Bismarck-Mandan is a free weekly event where one entrepreneur pitches their business to a diverse audience followed by robust Q&A.  Not only is the program a great way to learn about businesses in the area, but the event is one of the best networking opportunities in the Bismarck-Mandan community.  New to the relaunched 1 Million Cups a live stream, so you can tune in online each Wednesday.  Bring your employees, friends, and neighbors to 1 Million Cups and support Bismarck’s Start Up Community.

Two Public Art Projects Approved 

Two Downtown pubic art projects were approved at the January Renaissance Zone Authority meeting.  The first was approval of a mural in a below grade stairwell at the Rejuvenation Place on 4th & Broadway. Authority members, who also act at the Downtown Design Review board, had some discussion about the placement and approval process of the mural before acceptance.
The second is a donated sculpture to be placed at the Bismarck Event Center. Bismarck City Commissioners accepted the sculpture donation prior to the Renaissance Zone Authority meeting.

Main Street Summit Feb 12-13 

Bismarck has been chosen to host the Governor’s 1st Main Street Summit Feb 12-13 at the Bismarck Event Center.  Attendees will hear from national and regional speakers on “building smart, vibrant, healthy communities where people want to live, raise families or retire”.  Learn more about the Governor’s Main Street Initiative and connect with thought leaders in the areas of community development. Registration for the two day event is $100.

Association News
Job & Internship Fair
Member Bismarck State College will be hosting the BSC Spring 2018 Job & Internship Fair on Thursday, March 1 from 4pm-6:30pm at the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence. The cost to reserve a booth is $150 and includes one 6ft table and two chairs, and wireless internet is provided. BSC is still accepting employer registrations. Space is limited!
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Downtown Events
Jan 18
Startup Drinks 
Barbers Wife

Jan 18
Comedy Night
Sixteen03 Main Events

Jan 20
Donnas and Divos
Belle Mehus Auditorium

Jan 24
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Jan 25
MSA United Way Annual and Meeting 
Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center

Jan 25
Into The Woods 
Sixteen03 Main EventsJan 25
Northern Plains Dance Present: Raising the Bar(re)
Bismarck Art & Galleries Association

Jan 25-Feb 4
Things My Mother Taught Me 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Jan 26
Fargo Brewing Beer Dinner 
The Starving Rooster

Feb 1 & 3
Healing Art Workshop: Acrylic Painting 
Art Gallerie on Main