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Crowning the 2016 ChamberChoice Winners

May 20th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Earlier today, we were honored to host another year of the ChamberChoice Awards and honor the best of the best organizations in our community. James Cunningham was back for the fourth year as emcee, and once again had everyone laughing throughout the ceremony and on the blue carpet. Tom Dawson and Roger Reierson, representing the […]

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Technology and Training Intersect at May Eggs & Issues

May 5th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

At the May Eggs & Issues event, the topics of technology, workforce, history and higher education merged into one fascinating discussion. North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott presented, and we were joined by Interim UND President Ed Schafer, NDSU President Dean Bresciani and NDSCS President John Richman for commentary. Hagerott engaged attendees with some […]

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Now’s Not the Time to Pause the F-M Diversion

May 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

As a chamber of commerce, it is critical for us to evaluate our priorities on a regular basis in order to best represent the needs of our metro’s business community. Typically, prioritization happens by ranking the issues in order of importance. In our case, there are two issues equally so important that we can’t define […]

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Member Spotlight on Don’s Car Wash

May 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

This month’s member spotlight is on a popular spot where area residents can count on getting their car squeaky clean. Here’s a little more about Don’s Car Wash from Dan Durr, president/CEO. Q: Please tell us a little more about the history of Don’s Car Wash. A: In July of 1958, the first Don’s Car […]

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Vocational Training Center: Empowering Individuals with Disabilities

May 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

One step inside either of Fargo’s Vocational Training Center buildings, and it’s clear that they’ve got a lot going on. With 108 individuals in their day support program, people are coming and going all day, and all to serve various community needs and teach valuable skills. First incorporated in 1962 by a group of parents […]

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Guide to Area Construction this Season

April 21st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

You probably have already noticed those orange cones popping up and crews at work fixing our city’s streets. With several major projects already underway in the metro, you might need to plan alternate routes when you’re out and about. To make things a little easier, here’s a list of resources you can check out to […]

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Ag Economy at April Eggs & Issues

April 5th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Agriculture was the star of our April Eggs & Issues session. Gathered as panelists to share their expert insight into the issues were Lynn Paulson, senior VP & director of agribusiness development at Bell State Bank & Trust; Mike Krueger, president of Money Farm; and Andrew Swenson, extension farm and farm resource management specialist at […]

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Member Spotlight on Dress for Success

April 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Suggested by a fellow Chamber business for this spotlight, Dress for Success recently won the Power of 100 money and hosts several great events in the region. Here’s what else Amanda Even, program director, shared with us. Q: In your own words, briefly share your company history and what you offer today. A: Dress for […]

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Spotlight on 2016 ChamberChoice Candidates

April 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Get ready to walk the blue carpet, celebrate amazing local businesses and laugh along with us at the 2016 ChamberChoice Awards. Back to emcee is James Cunningham. Be sure to vote for the People’s Choice Award online May 2 through May 16! ChamberChoice Awards Luncheon May 20 | Noon to 1:30 p.m. Ramada Plaza & […]

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A Tasty Trio: The Boiler Room, Barbacoa & Sazerac Alley

April 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Behind three of the region’s most popular restaurants is a small team committed to offering a unique dining experience in the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area. Dan Hurder, CEO, and his business partner Christian D’Agostino, executive chef, run Great Plains Hospitality, the management company behind The Boiler Room, Barbacoa and the soon-to-be-opened Sazerac Alley restaurants. […]

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