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Emerging Prairie Awarded Ecosystem Grant from the Bush Foundation

On October 8, 2018, Emerging Prairie was officially awarded the Ecosystem Grant from the Bush Foundation for the second time. The Ecosystem Grant is focused on providing general operating support for an ecosystem organization that, “…advance[s] the goal[s] of a [Bush] Foundation program or strategic initiative” (bushfoundation.org). The programs and initiatives included are; community innovation,…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Jeanna Yaggie

Emerging Prairie is excited to introduce another new teammate, Jeanna Yaggie. Jeanna joins the team as Program Coordinator and will be working on 1 Million Cups, founders programming and more. Be sure to say hello and welcome her when you see her out and about in the community! Get to know a little bit about…

"Happy Employees! Happy Customers!" are the bedrock of Bell Bank's success

Over a more than 50-year history, Bell Bank has developed from a single Fargo location to a powerhouse of independent banking, doing business in every state. The company is now the largest independently owned bank in the upper Midwest. Richrd Solberg, president of Bell Bank, presented on October 24th as part of 1 Million Cups…

Jesse Riley teaches STEM and environmental stewardship while raising money for schools with SongBird Creations

SongBird Creations is putting an environmental spin on school fundraising. The start-up partners with schools to help students raise funds for STEM-oriented projects. How the process works is schools partner with SongBird for a fundraising effort, and students sell monthly subscription boxes to friends, family, and neighbors and community members. Money from the sales then…

Emerging Prairie Employment Opportunity: Manager of Programs & Events

Manager of Programs & Events Emerging Prairie is looking to add a teammate into a new role, Manager of Programs and Events within the organization. Our ideal teammate is someone who is not afraid to take charge, is willing to lead with confidence and has experience working on events, conferences, and programs. The Manager of…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Brian Carroll

Meet Emerging Prairie’s newest teammate, Brian Carroll. Brian joins the team as the Director of the Center of Excellence, and will be focusing on developing strategy and processes for Emerging Prairie. Brian is always glad to meet new people so be sure to greet him at 1 Million Cups or any of Emerging Prairie’s other…