March 2012 • Vol. 17, No. 3 Dream Makers Ball set for March 24
The GOD’S CHILD Project invites the community to attend the annual Dream Maker Ball on March 24. The Dream Maker Ball is the signature fundraising event held each year in Bismarck. The money raised goes to educate and care for the children of The GOD’S CHILD Project to help them break out of the cycle of generational poverty. This year, the charity event will be held at the Ramkota Hotel Ballroom in Bismarck. Black tie optional. A social hour and silent auction kicks off at 6 p.m., dinner at 7, a live auction at 8, followed by a dance with the Joe Friday Band to wrap up the evening. The live auction will feature several
“Dream” packages and a stick horse auction. Stick horses will be created
into unique pieces of art by local high school students and auctioned. The stick horses have become a crowd favorite. This year ticket holders can par-
ticipate in a social media challenge. Attendees will be encouraged to raise money utilizing their social networks during the event and the person who raises the most money will take home a prize. Tickets for the event are $50 or
purchase a table for $500. Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information or to purchase
tickets, call Kim Kuhlmann at The GOD’S CHILD Project at 255-7956 or Kim.Kuhlmann@GodsChild.org
YP Network Looks for Top Employers
The Bismarck-Mandan Young Profes- sionals Network is requesting nomi- nations for the annual Top 10 Young Professional Workplaces Award. The award recognizes local businesses committed to recruiting and retaining talented young professionals. Eligible businesses, those employing young professionals under the age of 40, are measured on criteria related to the active development and execution of strategies advancing employment of young professionals in the workplace and quality and type of beneits of- fered.
Nominations can be submitted until noon on March 30, 2012. To submit a
business in the Bismarck-Mandan area, ill out the nomination form at www. ypnetwork.org
. A selection commit- tee comprised of Young Professional members with diverse backgrounds will anonymously review and evaluate nomination applications. Winners will be announced at the Network’s annual birthday celebration on Cinco de Mayo. The Bismarck-Mandan Top 10 Young
Professional Workplaces award was created in 2007 and quickly became a coveted honorary award. Annually the Bismarck-Mandan Young Profes- sionals Network calls for nominations from their membership and Chamber members.
BisMan Marine Parents Group Forms
Players ill the Mandan High School cafeteria at the annual JA Monopoly Tournament last month.
The tension was high. Low murmured
conversation was taking place at each table. Every once in a while, a “YES!” rose above the low din. As the 90 min- ute regulation time was winding down, the noise got a little louder as players were eliminated and winners were elated. Lunch was served and then the whole thing repeated itself. On Saturday, Feb. 18 the 6th Annual
Hasbro Junior Achievement Monopoly Tournament took place at Mandan High School. With more than 100 play- ers, the cafeteria at Mandan High was transformed into tables and tables of potential tycoons. The atmosphere was intense as bankers tried to keep on top of the happenings at each table, mak- ing sure all rules were followed by the players who were anxious to occupy as many properties as they could in as short a time as possible. Kids and adults alike were vying to get the irst Monopoly and prizes were given out for the irst bankruptcy and the irst person to own all the property in a category.
BisMan Marine Parents participants at the irst meeting in January.
The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce Military Aff airs Committee (MAC) works to connect businesses, people and resources in the area. Recently several members helped connect USMC parents together and a new military resource has developed in the community. Proudly serving the United States of America as a parent of “The Few, The Proud”, a new con- nection group has started for parents of Marines in Bismarck, Mandan and surrounding areas to connect, share information and support their sons and daughters on the journey through
their years of service in the USMC. The BisMan Marine Parents meet the last Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Elks Club on Washington and Express- way.
The next meeting will be March
27. For more information, to add your name to the email list or to join the FaceBook group please contact BisManMarineParents@gmail.com
. For information about the Chamber’s MAC, please contact chairperson, Shelle Mi- chaels Aberle at ShelleMichaels@msn. com or 218-779-7271.
When the players weren’t engaged in Monopoly, they were in the game room where they had the opportunity to try their hand at one of the Kinect games provided by Best Buy or they were engrossed in lying an airplane with the four light simulators provided by Aeronautics Education North Dakota (AEND) and Mike McHugh’s Career Academy Aviation program. Junior Achievement and Cumulus
Broadcasting (stations Hot 97.5, Clas- sic Rock 96.5 The Fox, Cool 98.7, US 103.3 and Super Talk 1270) would like to thank the following sponsors and organizations who helped to make the Monopoly tournament on February 18th a success: Best Buy, Walmart North and Seven Seas Hotel and Waterpark provided the Grand Prizes. Big thanks to Mark An- dresen and Mandan High for allowing
us to use the cafeteria for the event. Sponsorships were done by North-
west Contracting, John and Cheryl Castleberry, Front Street Millwork, Ace Sprinkler Systems, Montana Da- kota Utilities, Gate City Bank, Liberty Business Systems, Pepsi Beverages Company, Missouri Valley Petroleum, Brady Martz & Associates, Bismarck- Mandan Young Professionals Network, Agency MABU, Bismarck State College, Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson and Bobcat of Mandan.
Other Chamber member contributors include: Hansen’s Men’s Wear, Jerome Distributing Grand Theatres, Bank of North Dakota, Northland Financial, Applebee’s, Space Aliens, McDonalds, Capital Credit Union, Kupper Chev- rolet-Subaru, Delta Waterfowl, Gold’s Gym, Capital Electric, and Open Road Honda. Junior Achievement would especially
like to thank Ms. Monopoly Nicole Morrison-Mathern from Service Master Professional Services for emceeing and being our favorite Ms. Monopoly. JA would like to extend a special thank you to Syd Stewart and Cumulus Broadcasting for their radio sponsor- ship and support! Congratulations to the following
players who took the bragging rights and prizes for the event: 4th-8th Grade: Grand Prize Winner was Lane Ternes, 2nd place was Derek Wolf and 3rd was Caely Stenejhem. 9th-12th Grade-Grand Prize winner was Andrew Becker, 2nd was Jayden Bradner and 3rd was Ian Wolf. Adult Grand Prize winner was AJ Alston, 2nd was Gordy Johnson and 3rd was Chris Higbee. Consolation prizes were also given to the following: Haley Delorme, Grant Ehli and Gary Ternes. Thanks to all of our volunteers and participants who helped to make the 6th Annual Junior Achievement Mo- nopoly tournament a huge success.
17 Hundreds Turn Out for Monopoly Tournament
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