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2016 Annual Meeting Highlights

September 23rd, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Yesterday, The Chamber’s Sixth Annual Meeting allowed us to honor all our amazing volunteers, recap our year, look ahead, and recognize the 2016 Legacy Leader. Outgoing board chair Jon Riewer shared our accomplishments from the prior fiscal year, while incoming chair Judd Graham explained our priorities for the next year, which include workforce efforts and […]

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Guest Blog: The Near Future with Gigabit Internet

September 21st, 2016 by Member Contributor

By Jon Pederson, Chief Technology Officer, Midco Our world is changing fast. New technology is driving new perspectives. New innovations appear every day. It’s all happening now. As Midco gets closer to delivering gigabit internet in the Fargo area, you may be asking, “just what I am going to do with a gigabit?” Midco has […]

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Great North Insurance: A Great Team to Manage Your Insurance Needs

September 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Most new insurance agencies would not advise starting with zero clients or prospects and no infrastructure, but that’s exactly what Great North Insurance has done, and quite successfully at that. The agency’s founder, Nick Killoran, wanted a challenge, and with his prior successes in the banking industry, embraced building a new business in a hard […]

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We’re Behind Bresciani

September 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Dean Bresciani has been North Dakota State University’s president since 2010, and during these years, he has transformed the university into a nationally recognized institution for education, athletics and research. An institution that is vital to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo metro, the state, the nation and the world. And his leadership and vision has […]

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The State of Technology in North Dakota

August 16th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Yesterday, about 300 people joined us and Senator John Hoeven at the Hilton Garden Inn for the 2016 State of Technology event, in which we highlighted local innovators that are solving global challenges through incredible tech innovation. Camille Grade and Jake Joraanstad from Myriad Mobile served as emcees for the morning and provided a great […]

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Impact of the New Overtime Regulations

August 5th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Last week at Eggs & Issues, we learned the details of the US DOL’s new overtime regulations and its impact on both employers and employees. John Kirchner, executive director of the Midwest region for the U.S Chamber of Commerce, joined us to share what Chamber members need to know to be prepared for the change. […]

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Member Profile: Rape & Abuse Crisis Center

August 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead (RACC) offers crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling and education to all persons affected by sexual and domestic violence and to provide prevention programs to create a society free of personal abuse. Last year, the agency served 3001 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including 501 children, throughout […]

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Big Changes Coming Soon!

August 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

As we enter August, which is the last month of The Chamber’s fiscal year, we’ve got a lot to be proud of. We completed our first Young Entrepreneurs Academy class and are busy recruiting and planning for the next. We hosted our biggest-ever Women Connect and Voices of Vision events. We advocated for the F-M […]

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2016 Legacy Leader, Roger Gilbertson

August 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

We’re honored to name our 2016 Legacy Leader, Dr. Roger Gilbertson, who has a storied career in medicine in the region. Gilbertson’s interest in medicine sparked as a boy growing up in Minnesota. In 1959, he graduated from Concordia College and the University of Minnesota Medical School, serving his residency in radiology at the University […]

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Regional Workforce Update

July 5th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

One year ago, we kicked off a major initiative to solve a regional workforce gap in the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community (catch up on that HERE). In collaboration with the Economic Development Corporation, Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the FM Area Foundation and the United Way of Cass-Clay, along with investors, volunteers and committees, […]

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