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Business After Hours 6.16.16

June 20th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

What an incredible Business After Hours we had last week! Despite a few other events in town and construction headaches, we’re thrilled to see so many of our members show up at the Courtyard by Marriott for another month of great networking and fun. We hope that lots of new connections were made over delicious […]

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Report on Community Crime from Eggs & Issues

June 10th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

At last week’s Eggs & Issues, the three area police chiefs shared a fascinating—and startling—report on recent crime and drug use in the region. Fargo Police Chief David Todd, Moorhead Police Chief Dave Ebinger and West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan covered lots of ground, presenting the packed audience with facts, figures, and even a […]

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Fargo City Commission Candidate Questionnaire

June 1st, 2016 by Tyler Fischbach

    As part of The Chamber’s public policy and advocacy efforts, to keep our members and community informed on the issues affect them and the metro, we’ve asked all 11 Fargo City Commission candidates to answer a questionnaire about their stances on various issues. With a total of six questions each, we have their […]

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Frank’s Lounge: The Place for Friends, Food, Drinks & Fun

June 1st, 2016 by Tyler Fischbach

Along the quickly growing strip of 52nd Avenue in south Fargo sits a new hangout serving the neighborhood. It’s been open just over a year, and has proven itself as a staple for people to go to for drinks, good food, NDSU gaming and fun in a spot where there is not much else going […]

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Events to Educate Voters Amid Election Season

June 1st, 2016 by Tyler Fischbach

Election years are always an exciting time for our communities, states and nation. It’s a time to exercise our democratic right to voice our opinion and be heard. As we begin this election season with a primary election on June 14, I urge you to do your research on candidates and voice your opinion. Public […]

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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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