Moorhead, Minn. (January 17, 2022) – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber announces TV icon and New York Times best-selling author Mike Rowe as keynote speaker for the 2022 Voices of Vision event on Thursday, April 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. Presenting sponsor: Nodak Insurance Company.
From the Baltimore Opera to QVC shopping channel, executive producer, host, best-selling author, and chart-topping recording artist Mike Rowe has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He’s best known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned on the iconic TV series Dirty Jobs. Today, you can join Mike for a romp through history on the discovery+ series Six Degrees as he uncovers the surprising connections between two disparate things and shows how everything in our crazy world is connected. You can also listen to him on The Way I Heard It, where he tells short stories you don’t know about people you do know and shares intimate conversations with fascinating folks from his own life and career; read his New York Times best-selling book The Way I Heard It, a mix of biography and auto-biography based on his popular podcast; or watch him on the show Somebody’s Gotta Do It on TBN or Pure Flix.
As the country’s leading advocate for skilled labor and the CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that debunks myths and misperceptions about the trades and helps close the skills gap, his foundation has granted millions of dollars in work ethic scholarships. In his spare time, Mike keeps a lively conversation with more than 8 million friends on social media, where he talks about everything from the musings of his persnickety terrier named Freddy to the merits and pitfalls of blind patriotism.
Voices of Vision is about bringing people together from all walks of life, political persuasions, age groups, career stages and industries to provoke thought and community conversations. We thank Nodak Insurance Company, and all of our sponsors, for their continued investment in this event and for enabling The Chamber to bring these leaders to our community.
Talent and workforce attraction and retention efforts are among our community’s top priorities. Mike Rowe’s impressive resume, invaluable experiences, and unique perspective and message are sure to inspire our business and community leaders. This is a tremendous opportunity to energize your students, employees and leaders within your circles. We invite you to join our community on this special afternoon.
Registration is now open on The Chamber’s website.