Fuse Duluth 2023 Events

Fuse Duluth offers a variety of events that are designed to advance professionals in their personal lives and careers. Through our networking opportunities, educational offerings, expert presenters, ground breaking tours, and experience-based learning opportunities, we serve to grow you as an active participant in the community and a leader in your career.




01.12.23 - Fuse 101 // Chamber 101

This hybrid Chamber 101 // Fuse 101 informational happy hour will offer attendees a chance to learn about all the Duluth Chamber has to offer, including information about Chamber events, marketing opportunities, membership benefits, and the Fuse young professionals program. Attendees will receive a detailed orientation of all things Duluth Chamber-related at this free informational event.

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01.25.23 - Ignite Your Fuse Experiential Luncheon

“Family Rise Together: Downtown Incubation Space”
Presented by ChaQuana McEntyre,  Family Rise Together

On January 25th, join Fuse Duluth for the first Ignite Your Fuse Experiential Luncheon of the year at 117 W. Superior Street. Attendees will learn from local visionary ChaQuana McEntyre, founder of Family Rise Together, about her innovative idea to create a business incubation hub right in the heart of downtown and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the space.

In ChaQuana’s own words:

Imagine a space to teach, develop, sell, shop, and relax within our community. Building 117 is an opportunity for us to develop and implement strategies to change the outlook and outcomes of small businesses in Duluth, MN. Building 117 is 20,000 square feet of an innovative artistic approach to economic development. Our small business incubator space will become home to navigators, service providers, and potential investors for local small businesses.

This can’t-miss offering will include a delicious to-go lunch catered by Jamrock Cultural Restaurant. We hope to see you there!

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02.02.23 - Fuse Teambuilding Curling Happy Hour

On Thursday, February 2nd, invite your team to Wild State Cider to join Fuse Duluth for an evening of networking, curling, hors d’oeuvres, cider—and a meet & greet with an Olympic champion! Tyler George of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Curling Team will join Fuse to teach a curling demo and network with attendees. Tyler is a three-time U.S. Champion, 2016 World bronze medalist, and 2018 Olympic gold medalist, and now serves as an ambassador, analyst, and coach of the sport.

Learn to curl with the best of the best while bonding with your coworkers over happy hour at this exciting new Fuse offering.

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02.13.23 - Ignite Your Fuse Experiential Luncheon

Lights, camera, action! Join Fuse Duluth on Monday, February 13th to get an exclusive sneak peek of the filming of the second season of WDSE’s The Great Minnesota Recipe at the Clyde Malting Building. The Great Minnesota Recipe celebrates multiculturalism and explores the diverse culinary experiences of Minnesota. Tour the set while learning more about the scrumptious recipes and talented cooks highlighted by the show.

A delicious boxed lunch provided by our friends at Clyde Iron Works will be provided. We hope to see you there!

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03.23.23 - Ignite Your Fuse Experiential Luncheon

Join Fuse Duluth on March 23rd to hear the story and get a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Duluth’s newest breweries, Warrior Brewing Company.

Warrior Brewing Company is the culmination of two disabled veterans, Matt Caple & Ben Gipson, determined to produce some of the region’s finest craft beer while simultaneously continuing to serve the military, veteran, and first responder programs within their community and beyond.

We encourage you to join us to hear the inspiring story of Warrior Brewing Company and learn more about supporting local veterans in our area. Attendees will be encouraged to stay past the luncheon to enjoy the brewery if they so choose.

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04.20.23 - Zenith Digital Marketing Conference

The Zenith Digital Marketing Conference is bringing in the best marketing minds in the industry to Duluth for one reason: To help YOU better integrate digital channels in your marketing strategy.

Designed for marketing pros of all levels who want to engage in meaningful digital marketing programs, #Zenith2023 brings innovative marketing pros to Duluth, where they will provide attendees with the strategies, tactics and tools necessary to make more money through digital marketing. Attendees will gain actionable knowledge they can use right away to help them sell more, generate valuable leads, boost online engagement, increase social market share and avoid wasteful online spend.

Seats are limited. Secure your ticket today!

Proceeds generated by Zenith Digital Marketing Conference are donated to Fuse Duluth, a program of the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce dedicated to retaining top young talent in the Duluth/Superior area.

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06.29.23 - The Great Duluth Race

Studies show that employee engagement within their organization and community produces greater retention rates, builds brand ambassadors, and establishes stronger relationships with customers. In alignment with our priority to increase employee retention and grow Duluth’s business community, the Chamber & Fuse Duluth launched a creative team-building experience called The GREAT Duluth Race. This exciting offering provides a unique opportunity for team bonding with an afternoon of healthy movement, competition, and discovery of Duluth businesses and history.

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07.27.23 - Big Hats and Bowties: A Networking Event

On July 27, it’s time to “talk Derby” at Fuse Duluth’s Big Hats and Bow Ties soiree at the exclusive Kitchi Gammi Club.

Round up your friends and coworkers for an evening that’s sure to make you feel like you hit the jackpot at the Kentucky Derby. Hobnob with the talented local professional workforce while sipping on mint juleps, indulging in delectable hors d’oeuvres and playing classic yard games.

Don’t miss the chance to build new relationships, ignite old ones and take pleasure in a fun-filled evening by beautiful Lake Superior. Dress to impress for your chance to win prizes!

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08.17.23 - Ignite Your Fuse Experiential Luncheon

Join Fuse Duluth at the Lake Superior Zoo on August 17th to hear from Executive Director Haley Hedstrom about the exciting happenings at the zoo – Including the brand new red pandas exhibit! Tour this beloved community staple while enjoying a delicious lunch on the go.

Duluth professionals love experience-based learning; that is why the Ignite Your Fuse series is anything but a typical sit-down luncheon. Tour some of the most exciting locations in our area, meet dynamic leaders, and learn about the latest happenings in Duluth.

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09.14.23 - Fuse 101

Fuse Duluth is the young professionals division of the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. Fuse Duluth serves to engage our demographic through fun, energetic and enlightening events focused on networking, education, and open-minded discussion of issues that matter to area young professionals.

Join Fuse Duluth and members of the Fuse Leadership Council on Thursday, September 14th for the Fuse 101 happy hour at the beautiful Minnesota Power Plaza! Visit our friends at 7 West Taphouse to grab a drink before the event begins. This orientation will discuss the Fuse program and the professional development benefits of getting involved with Fuse. Free to attend.

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09.20.23 - Fuse Fest

Inspired by the great food halls of Europe, Fuse Fest 2023 is a foodies’ paradise, offering attendees a true taste of the local culinary scene. Feast on scrumptious creations from local vendors and taste the latest beverages from our top-notch breweries. Savor it all while mingling with established professionals and rising stars celebrating the leadership training of young Northland professionals offered by Fuse Duluth.
Grab your friends for a fun-filled evening of music, networking, food, and craft beverages. The combinations are endless and will leave you with a true taste of Duluth! All proceeds support the Fuse program. Your ticket allows you access to unlimited food and beverages throughout the night.

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10.20.22 - Ignite Your Fuse Experiential Luncheon

St. Luke’s Physical Therapy 9th Avenue Suites
Each year, half of all Americans over the age of 18 will develop a musculoskeletal injury that lasts longer than three months; that’s more than a hundred million people who could benefit from seeing a physical therapist. Join Fuse Duluth at St. Luke’s to tour their beautiful new physical therapy space and learn about the importance of physical therapy for your health. Boxed lunches will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Duluth professionals love experience-based learning; that is why the Ignite Your Fuse series is anything but a typical sit-down luncheon. Tour some of the most exciting locations in our area, meet dynamic leaders, and learn about the latest happenings in Duluth.


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10.26.23 - Fuse Fright Night Featuring Duluth Ghost Tours

On October 26th, Fuse Duluth will host a wicked good time at the Garden in Canal Park. Gather your friends, plan your costume, and join us for a haunted evening of spooky appetizers, ghost stories, and music.

The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and networking at The Garden, followed by a spooky tour through Canal Park led by Kim with Duluth Ghost Tours. After the tour, attendees will circle back to The Garden to enjoy music and Halloween-themed desserts.

Beware of the scare, and come to network if you dare!

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11.16.23 - Women in Leadership Conference

Reaching the summit of professional success comes from hard work, dedication, and continuing your education. Join us at the Duluth Chamber’s first annual Women in Leadership Conference designed to motivate, inspire and benefit you and your organization. Inspired by the popular TED Talk series, attendees will hear from trailblazing local women leaders as they describe their personal journeys and the key lessons they learned along the way.

It’s time to reinvent your workday, get inspired, and strengthen your leadership skills at the Women in Leadership Conference 2023, presented by Fuse Duluth.

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12.07.23 - Ignite Your Fuse Experiential Luncheon

Armory Arts & Music Center

The restoration of the Duluth Armory will honor the past and reimagine the future while providing important community space for economic and entrepreneurial development, arts and culture, and a place for history to come alive for future generations. Join Fuse Duluth on December 7th for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour inside the Armory and hear from Executive Director Mark Poirier on the future vision for the site. Attendees are encouraged to bundle up, as the construction site will be cold – Hot soup and sandwiches will be provided for lunch.

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