BISMARCK, ND— The University of Mary encourages area businesses to take part in the 17th annual Community Fair. The event provides an opportunity for businesses and organizations to market their products and services to University of Mary students.

“It is a win-win event for both students and businesses,” says Kevin Allan, director of Career Services. “New and returning students have a chance to become acquainted with area businesses’ products and services, non-profit organizations, and churches. Many students will be seeking employment and can learn about part-time job opportunities. Employers, on the other hand, are able to market themselves to a lot of students in a short period of time and possibly find some new employees in the process.”

A bonus for employers is that the event is free of charge.

The Community Fair, in the McDowell Activity Center on the University of Mary campus Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is a great opportunity for the business community to partner with the university and build relationships with students.

The University of Mary is looking to match or surpass last year’s record turnout of 90 employers. “We are already at 45 businesses and organizations this year,” notes Allan. Businesses are asked to respect the University of Mary’s mission by not marketing alcohol, tobacco, and credit card products or services. Businesses may register for the event through Aug. 24.

For more information regarding the Community Fair, please contact Kevin Allan at (701) 355-8050 or kallan@umary.edu. Media interested in interviews can contact Tom Ackerman at (701) 355-8002.