FARGO — Hundreds of members of the Fargo-Moorhead business community met to share and hone their skills at a business expo in Fargo Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 23.

More than 300 business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs gathered at the Avalon Events Center to hear 20 business leaders give "TED-style" talks about networking, leadership development, and business insight.

The Executive Expo also had booths for 50 local businesses. Host and organizer The100,inc., a local business initiative, said the expo focused on lessons you can't learn through business books.

"We want candid, real life experience — which to most of our attendees is going to be the most valuable insight you can get," said Kurt McSparron, the initiative's founder.