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Welcome New MPO Members

The MPO welcomes the following members that joined our organization since January 1, 2021. Please introduce yourself and company by reaching out to their business.
*Friend of Mandan

December General Membership Meeting Postponed Until Dec. 8

Make sure to join us for the final General Membership Meeting of 2021. The meeting begins at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Baymont Inn. Stay tuned to hear who we have in store for a guest presenter. Click the link to RSVP.
Membership Meeting RSVP

Shop Hop Successes

The MPO is thankful for the businesses and members who supported Shop Small Mandan. 21 businesses participated plus another provided monetary support. 36 people submitted completed Shop Hop Passports (25 from Mandan, 7 from Bismarck, and 4 from other communities). We hope our efforts made an impact on your holiday sales and shopping. Congratulations to our $500 Mandan Bucks Grand Prize Winner, Megan Miller of Bismarck.

Santa's Arrival Event a Holly, Jolly Good Time

We invited Mandan to come out on Saturday, Nov. 27 to welcome Santa & Mrs. Claus to downtown Mandan, and there was an immense response from our awesome town, once again proving what Mandan is made of... family, friends and fun events. The Santa's Arrival Parade began at noon as scheduled from Hardee's on Main St. New to the parade this year was the BNSF mini locomotive, transporting Christmas carolers from the Mandan High School Choir. Leading the whole procession were members of the Rodeo Committee, and escorted by the Mandan Police Department.

After the Parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus were ushered from the horse-drawn wagon and into Signature Events in the depot building, to visit with each and every child. There was a "Letters to Santa" table to keep children occupied while they wait, and each child received a Santa goodie bag from a Mandan Rodeo princess.
Activities in the area included horse-drawn wagon rides, BNSF mini locomotive rides and s'mores roasting at the new fire pit.
Many photos from the day's activities have been uploaded to the Mandan Progress Organization Facebook Page-- take a look, you just might find yourself!

Hop on our Candy Caravan to Sell More this Holiday Season

The MPO is hosting another event intended to drive traffic  to your store. Please consider joining our Candy Caravan. The concept is simple... provide a free candy, cookie, treat or beverage to shoppers on Saturday, Dec. 18.

The MPO will feature your business on our Facebook event page, market the event to the media, email invites to our database of buyers and provide you with marketing materials.

Participation is free for MPO members and $20 for non-members. Click the link to register.
Register to Participate

Additional Committee Members Sought for Art in the Park

The Mandan Progress Organization’s Art in the Park Committee is seeking additional members to help plan and oversee activities during the Fourth of July festivities.

The committee will resume meetings at the beginning of the year. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the MPO office, 411 W Main St. Member responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing arts and crafts booths by designating locations and insuring each booth is following guidelines regarding the display and sales of items;
  • Overseeing food booths by designating locations and insuring guidelines for the display and sale food items are being followed;
  • Securing entertainment; and 
  • Overall supportive activities such as obtaining security, coordination, etc.
The time commitment is minimal, but does requiring additional time in the days leading up to and during the two-day event.

Art in the Park has been a part of Mandan’s Independence Day celebration for decades. Many members who have served a number of years on the committee have retired, and realize the need for newer, younger members to carry on the tradition.

Call 751-2983 or email Laura Duppong for more information or to sign up as a committee member.

2022 Community Calendar Arriving in December

Mandan and Morton County public and private entities have again partnered for a collaborative community calendar for 2022. They are sending the calendar in December to all Morton County mailing addresses. It will also be available online through websites of the City of Mandan, Morton County, Mandan Public Schools, Mandan Park District, and Mandan Progress Organization.

The calendar provides residents, businesses and visitors with important dates and resource information such as recycling and garbage schedules, major events and contacts.

A digital version at interfaces with Outlook and other calendar applications. Public information and marketing staff with each partner entity will update the digital version of the calendar throughout the year as additional dates become available for meetings, activities and events.

MPO + Morton Mandan Library Book of the Month

The Mandan Progress Organization is proud to partner with the Morton Mandan Public Library to bring you a monthly book recommendation, highlighting top-selling books from the latest authors.

November's Book of the Month is The Lost Secret: Unlocking the Hidden Chapters of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich by Monica Main (2019).

“Not since the original publication of Think and Grow Rich in 1937 has there been a book that revolutionizes how an ordinary individual can manifest abundance, wealth, and happiness in every aspect of life.” Check it out, and see where it takes you! Check out your copy today by stopping by the library located at 609 W Main Street or reserve it online at

November Renewals

The following members have renewals this month. We appreciate your continued support of the Mandan Progress Organization. If you are on this list, and have not received a renewal notice, please contact us at or 701-751-2983.
*Friend of Mandan

MPO + Mandan News

Remember to take advantage of your FREE subscription to the Mandan News courtesy of the Bismarck Tribune. Active, dues-paying members are eligible to claim their complimentary copy through by visiting . New members, get to enroll in the free service when they join.

Upcoming Events

View the complete calendar of MPO Events and find more Community Events online.
  • Dec. 8: MPO General Membership Meeting, Baymont Inn, 12 pm
  • Dec. 14: Registration Deadline for Candy Caravan
  • Dec. 18: Candy Caravan, Mandan Businesses
  • Jan. 20: MPO Annual Dinner, Baymont Inn

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