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Spotlight on Fargo Glass & Paint Co and World Vets

February 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

The Chamber is redoing our Member Spotlight section of The Bridge! This section now profiles various member companies with unique stories to tell. We’re looking for small businesses in current good standing with The Chamber that have a unique offering, interesting history or are just doing something spectacular. Tell us who you think deserves to […]

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Robert Gibb & Sons, Where Customers are Part of the Family

February 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Robert Gibb & Sons has been woven into the fabric of the Fargo business community for 100 years. First founded in 1915 by Robert Gibb Senior, who immigrated to the United States from Scotland, the company is now run by a third generation of Gibbs – Bob and Greg. The company started out as a […]

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February 2016 Message to Members

February 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

When I first joined The Chamber six years ago, we took a stance on permanent flood protection right away. Sandbags simply aren’t enough. There are certainly differing opinions out there regarding the F-M Diversion, and people are certainly entitled to their own opinions. The thing is, this project is designed to provide permanent flood protection […]

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Fawning Over Fawn Germer at Women Connect’s Anniversary Event

January 29th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

This January marked the first anniversary of The Chamber’s series of Women Connect programming. To say it was a good year would be an understatement. Events continue to sell out, sponsors are consistently added, the Facebook group has grown to over 800 members and Coffee Connects have been embraced. We were thrilled to throw an […]

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Community Growth a Theme at 2016 State of the Cities

January 20th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

The mood was upbeat and hopeful at our biggest-ever State of the Cities address with our four metro mayors. Held at the Ramada Plaza & Suites in Fargo, this year’s event featured presentations from Dilworth’s Chad Olson, Moorhead’s Del Rae Williams, Fargo’s Tim Mahoney and West Fargo’s Rich Mattern, and included Q&A from the audience […]

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The Impact of Oil in North Dakota: Eggs & Issues Recap

January 5th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, recently traveled to Frisco for the Bison game and estimates that he saved $1.30 per gallon in gas on his road trip thanks to the Bakken. It’s just one example of how much impact the North Dakota oil industry has on all of us. North Dakota […]

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Metro in the News

January 4th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community continues to receive recognition nationwide for its high quality of life and standard of living. Here are just a few of the acknowledgements from recent months. Best Performing Small Metro Milken Institute’s annual Best-Performing Cities report named Fargo, ND-MN the #1 best small metro for the second year in […]

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Fargo Linoleum & Announcing the New Member Spotlight

January 4th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

The Chamber is redoing our Member Spotlight section of The Bridge! Starting in January, this section will now profile various member companies with unique stories to tell (with the aim of one or two a month). We’re looking for small businesses in current good standing with The Chamber that have a unique offering, interesting history […]

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TNT Kid’s Fitness A True Community Partner

January 4th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

If there’s one word that captures what TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics does for our community, it’s collaboration. Well, that and fitness, anyway. To say that TNT is busy would be an understatement. So would saying that they’re making a big impact on the needs of our community. In a nutshell, TNT works with children […]

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January 2016 Message to Members

January 4th, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

One thing that is extremely important to me as president/CEO of The Chamber is to keep a keen eye on public policy issues affecting our metro area. Because roughly 90% of our members are small businesses, we realize that those organizations often don’t have the time or manpower to monitor all legislation, and as a […]

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