April 26 Lunch & Learn Brings Small Business Advice from the BAIL Team

Every business needs a BAIL team, a group of advisers consisting of a banker, accountant, insurance agent and lawyer. These professionals can guide owners in important aspects of starting, managing, and transitioning successful businesses.

A free “lunch and learn” information session on these topics will be held April 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Harvest Events, 308 W Main St. Find program details and sign up by April 22 online at cityofmandan.com/register or by calling 701-667-3478.

Representing banks in the commercial lending process is Darren Haugen of Starion Bank. The spokesperson for accounting is Lynnell Rude Ussatis of Haga Kommer. Business insurance is being covered by Tyler Gerhardt of American Family Insurance – Kraft Agency. Legal guidance will come from Alex Kelsch of the Kelsch Law Firm.

Each panelist will provide tips from experiences with clients. Attendees are also asked to come prepared with questions.

The Mandan Tomorrow - Economic Opportunity and Prosperity Committee is hosting the educational activity with coordination services provided by the City of Mandan Business Development Department and Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC.

The Mandan “Business Pitch Challenge” is part of a 2022 business education series sponsored by Bank of North Dakota, BNC National Bank, Bravera Bank, Capital Credit Union, Cornerstone Bank, CRA Group, Dakota Business Lending, Dakota Community Bank and Trust, Daniel Companies, First Community Credit Union, First International Bank and Trust, First Western Bank and Trust, Gate City Bank, Goodhart and Associates, Haga Kommer CPAs, Knutson Companies, Lewis and Clark Development Group, Railway Credit Union, Rise Property Brokers, Security First Bank, and Starion Bank.

The informational session is part of an ongoing series of business education and outreach activities. Other events in 2022 include a North Mandan Development and Opportunity Update on May 10, Downtown Tour and Social on Sept. 22, and Business Start-Up 101 workshop on Oct. 20.