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Eric Newell: Entrepreneur of the Year

December 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

As most any entrepreneur knows, with great risk comes great reward, and that is certainly the case for Eric Newell, founder of Stoneridge Software. A long-time Microsoft employee, Newell left in 2012 to start his own business as a Microsoft Dynamics software partner. With a passion for business excellence and the drive to better serve […]

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Another Year for the Books! Thank You.

December 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

The holidays are here, and it gives me pause to reflect on yet another incredible year at The Chamber. A year that could not have been accomplished without so many important people. First, I would like to thank our Chamber board—a diverse and impressive group made up of highly qualified, engaged and dedicated people committed […]

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Guest Blog: Breastfeeding Support in the Workplace

November 7th, 2016 by Member Contributor

By Michelle Draxten, Public Health Nutritionist, Fargo Cass Public Health In 2010, an amendment was made to the Fair Labor Standards Act requiring employers to support their breastfeeding employees. The amendment mandates that employers provide reasonable break time for milk expression and provide a place, other than a restroom, that is shielded from view and […]

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Facts About Fargo’s Air Service

November 2nd, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

As the metro’s only airport, Hector International Airport is a key player in bringing people to our community through air travel, and it plays a vital role in the region’s economy. November’s Eggs & Issues looked at this very topic. Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of Hector International Airport, joined us for an update on recent […]

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Young Professionals Best Place to Work: Gate City Bank

November 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

There are many great places to work in the metro, but the winner of our Young Professionals Best Place to Work award believes in not just investing in the young professionals in the workplace, but also creating a better way of life. In fact, at Gate City Bank, 65% of the full-time employees in the […]

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YEA! is Underway! Welcome to the 2016-17 Class

November 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Last month we told you about our recruiting efforts in area schools and the warm welcome our Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program coordinator, Katie Ralston, received from school administrators, teachers, counselors and students. This month, we can’t believe we are announcing that we have a FULL class! YEA!, Inc. sets a maximum class size of […]

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It’s Time to Get It Done!

November 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the recent decision by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to deny a permit for a dam on the Red River; a dam that is a major component of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project. This decision not only flies in the face of facts gathered by […]

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AE2S: Keeping the Community Out of Hot Water

October 3rd, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Next time you turn on the tap, think of AE2S. This engineering firm quite simply, keeps the water running. More specifically, Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, or AE2S for short, focuses on providing water expertise for the greater good of the community. From drinking water to wastewater, the AE2S team is a solutions provider, doing […]

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It’s Election Season!

October 3rd, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

It’s that time of year again! We are in the midst of campaign season, gearing up for what is sure to be a historic election. Between TV commercials and your mailbox filling up with advertisements, it’s hard to miss the importance of what will be happening on November 8. Between the presidential election, congressional races […]

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Small Business Saturday: November 26!

October 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Launched in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday® is dedicated to encouraging customers to get out and shop at small businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s since grown into a much larger movement, with many businesses and communities embracing the concept, offering specialized shopping experiences to show support of local goods and business. This […]

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