Join Us for an Evening of Inspiration and Celebration

9 Feb 2019

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Annual Dinner will be held on February 28th, 2019 at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites, with a social hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner served at 6 p.m. We are excited to announce that Nick Tasler will be our keynote speaker this year. He is the author of four best-selling books, an internationally acclaimed thought leader and an organizational psychologist. Nick is passionate about the science behind human behavior and identifying ways that individuals can become better leaders, teams can succeed together, and businesses can thrive. His research on the art and science of decision making and change has caused his work to be featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg, Business Week, The Financial Times, etc. He has worked with some of the world’s most respected organizations ranging from General Electric, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Novo Nordisk, Wells Fargo, the UnitedHealth Group, the University of Notre Dame and many more. Now, he is coming to Fort Dodge for our Annual Meeting.

What to Expect from our Keynote Speaker

Nick Tasler’s thought-provoking work challenges leaders to view the world, and their own decision-making processes, differently. He challenges assumptions by discussing the importance of tradeoffs in the decision-making process and ways to ensure that teams are aligned. His insights also include thoughts on why organizations can be tackling multiple initiatives without accomplishing their goals – often because everyone is doing too much and moving in different directions. His thought leadership has earned him praise by companies like Microsoft and the Hospice & Palliative Care Organization whose CEO said, “This session alone made the entire 3-day conference worthwhile. In 3-hours we accomplished what it normally takes us weeks of strategic planning to do.”

Join Us for the Award Ceremony

In addition to hearing an empowering keynote address, guests of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Annual Dinner will join us in honoring those who are making a significant contribution to our community and deserving of the Catalyst Award. This award celebrates the “inspiration, charity, wisdom, unifier, and breath of life” of a professional in Fort Dodge. This is the highest honor that the Growth Alliance can bestow, and we are currently accepting nominations. We will also bestow the award for Volunteer of the Year and Photo contest Winner, in addition to recognizing the contribution of our outgoing officers.

This is an Evening of Celebration

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Annual Dinner is a forum to gather with friends, colleagues and local leaders who are passionate about the growth and success of the Fort Dodge region. We are strong as a community. Our Growth Alliance members and allies make it possible for us to continue to implement programs and initiatives that contribute to that strength. This dinner is an opportunity for us to thank and honor them for their continued investment, service and support.

We invite you to join us in this celebration, both as an attendee, table host and a sponsor.

Individual Ticket: $35 per person

Member Tables: $350 per table. Member or additional tables seat 8 and receive a complimentary bottle of red or white wine from Soldier Creek Winery.

Board Member Table: $280 for one board member table. This table seats 8 and receives a complimentary bottle of red or white wine from Soldier Creek Winery.

For tickets and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kate Stucky at

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