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CTB Women's Business Summit


Save the date - October 16-17, 2016! 

"What a super event! We came away with a ton of knowledge and great business contacts! Thank you for a SUPER Summit." - 2013 WBS attendee

"This has definitely become one of my "go-to" training sessions. I will definitely be recommending this to my female business colleagues."" - 2013 WBS attendee

November 8-9, 2015 in Bismarck

Bringing together women from across North Dakota and the region for intense training, networking, business growth opportunities, personal development, professional focus, and of course…. fun! 

  • Inspires entrepreneurism and personal growth
  • Equips women in career advancement and business development skills
  • Connects participants with resources and other motivated individuals

Whether a professional in the workplace, a business owner, or simply a woman aspiring to improve herself, participants have access to a variety of activities and resources to choose from. ALL are encouraged to join us for the #1 professional development opportunity in the region!

Top 5 Reasons for Your Employees to Attend the Women's Business Summit


Due to uncontrollable circumstances, Melissa West is no longer able to join us as the 2015 WBS Keynote. However, we assure you that our new keynote, Tracey Gritz, is just as top-notch and ready to deliver an unforgettable experience for attendees.

Tracey Gritz

Tracey Gritz is president of The Efficient Office and founder of Be Productive Academy and the A.L.I.G.N Productivity method. Tracey is a productivity expert and keynote speaker that is passionate about helping every human being understand that what they do makes a difference in big way. Their unique brilliance is a gift that ripples throughout the world and contributes in ways that are far beyond their reach.

Tracey works with purpose driven entrepreneurs and executives to grow their business and multiply their revenues by reducing overwhelm and creating efficient systems and processes so things run smoothly, allowing them to delegate more effectively so they can concentrate more of their effort and time in their unique brilliance, use technology to automate and master their own personal productivity so they can finally have time off to take care of themselves and be with those they love. Tracey has been an entrepreneur most of her life. She and her husband Larry were the owners of two successful men’s retail stores in Beverly Hills, California where she gained first-hand knowledge of how an efficient business could lead to growth, profits, less stress and more time for family. Today, Tracey speaks to audiences of all sizes and works with clients all over the United States. She donates her time to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, donates 3% of all of her engagements to charity and mentors new business owners.

Productivity and Passion; 4 Steps to A.L.I.G.N. Your Productivity with Your Passion to Become Unstoppable

  • Understand why traditional productivity doesn’t work and what to do about it
  • The 4 things you must know to halt overwhelm, end the constant firefighting and stop working 24/7
  • How to spend your valuable time on the work that matters so you end the day feeling energized instead of drained
  • How to restore balance with your family life and still be a super star in your career
  • How to make sure your day is deliberate and purposeful so you are living by your design and not someone else’s



  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm Wine, Women & Chocolate Reception at Sixteen03 Main Events in Bismarck
    Celebrate with a delicious opportunity to network, win door prizes and of course - have fun!


  • 7:30 - 5:30 pm Women's Business Summit at the Ramkota, Bismarck
    Join us for a full day of outstanding personal and professional development opportunities! Including the always popular Entrepreneur Panel, our fabulous Keynote Speaker Tracey Gritz, and choose four of our 18 breakout sessions! Breakfast and lunch provided, if you have special dietary needs please contact
  • A variety of business resource partners will be available for free, 1-on-1 business advising sessions exclusively for Women’s Business Summit attendees! 



Thank you to our amazing partners of the 2015 Women’s Business Summit, at this time sponsorship opportunities are closed.


Presenting Partner: Dakota CDC

Media Sponsor: iHeartMedia

Keynote Sponsors: Be Magazine and Dakota Community Bank & Trust 

Luncheon Sponsors: Midcontinent Communications and Sanford Health

Reception Sponsors: Bush FoundationKXNorth Dakota Department of Commerce

Breakfast With Entrepreneurs Sponsor: Microsoft

Tote Sponsor: BNC National Bank

Gold Sponsors: Bush FoundationInspired Woman Magazine, KFYR-TV, Lewis & Clark Certified Development Company, MDU Resources Group, Inc., U.S. Bank

Breakout Sponsors: Bush FoundationCity Air Mechanical, Country Financial, Image PrintingKFYR-TV, Kyle Martin Photo, McQuade Distributing Co. Inc, Starion Financial, Studio North, Thresholds LLC


Tickets will not be available at the door, must register by November 2.

General Registration
$119: Admission includes Sunday Wine, Women & Chocolate Reception AND Monday Summit 

North Dakota Certified Women Owned Business Admission (Certification must be active with CTB at time of registration)
$99: Admission includes Sunday Wine, Women & Chocolate Reception AND Monday Summit 

CTB Women's Leadership Program Alumni Member Admission (Alumni membership must be active with CTB at time of registration)
$99: Admission includes Sunday Wine, Women & Chocolate Reception AND Monday Summit 

Reception Only
$40: Can't join us Monday? Don't miss the fun Sunday evening for the Wine, Women & Chocolate Reception 

Sorry, no cancellations or refunds after October 16, 2015

Out of town guests: A block of rooms has been set aside for $109 at the Ramkota, must be reserved by October 19 to receive special rate. Room block is under "Center for Technology & Business"

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