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Workforce Design Matters

February 25th, 2015 by Member Contributor

Article by Kari Rasmus, Designing Women 2 Technology is changing more than how we work; it is changing the look of offices. Gone are the days of hierarchical brainstorming sessions where the power sits behind a desk. A new generation of workers who grew up working on group projects in coffee houses and researching on […]

Get Financially Fit With the Help of Chamber Members

February 25th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

With the deadline for filing your tax return looming on the horizon, many of you reading this feel mired in the details of where your hard-earned money goes. If you’re interested in learning more about financial planning, the following Chamber members offer a variety of consultative financial services. AgCountry Farm Credit Services Ameriprise Financial Bank […]

Applications for 2015-16 LFMWF Program Open in April

February 25th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo is a great way to grow as an individual and a member of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo business community. This nine-month leadership program runs September through May and meets once per month at various locations throughout the community. Participants will: Develop lasting relationships with other leaders. Discover the inner […]

Nearly 100 Members Attend Chamber Day at the Capitol

February 25th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

Two buses filled with engaged Chamber members traveled to Bismarck last month to see lawmakers in action and network with elected officials. The full day of activities included committee hearings, floor sessions, updates from legislative leaders and the governor and a reception with legislators. More than 30 legislators found time in their busy schedules to […]

Military Affairs Committee Profile: Brian Shawn

February 25th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

Brian Shawn, regional communications officer for American Red Cross – Red River Valley Chapter, has served as the chair for the Military Affairs committee since September 2014, after serving as vice chairperson in 2013. How long have you been involved with the Military Affairs committee? I have been involved with the Military Affairs committee for […]

Join Honor Star Program, Support Local Military Community

February 25th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

Three years ago, The Chamber created what is known as the Honor Star program as a way for businesses and individuals to say thank you to the men, women and families who have answered the call to serve our nation. Through an annual $100 investment, members contribute to funds that help foster a community of […]

March 2015: Message to Members

February 25th, 2015 by Craig Whitney

At our State of the Cities event in January, we polled our audience members on the number one issue affecting the FMWF region that city leaders should address, and 40 percent responded with workforce while 36 percent responded with comprehensive flood protection. While we recognize the importance of workforce development, I want to make it […]

Economic Experts: National and Local Outlook Positive

February 19th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

Despite a slow U.S. economic recovery and a suddenly lagging oil boom in North Dakota, the outlook for the next year is positive, economic experts asserted at the Economic Outlook Forum. More than 500 people learned about economic forecasting and the risks to a stable or improved economy from U.S. Chamber Deputy Chief Economist J.D. […]

Are You Really On Top of All of the Affordable Care Act Penalties?

February 4th, 2015 by Member Contributor

The latest discussions around the looming and potential penalties employers face under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, are no longer just the “pay or play” penalties for employers who either do not offer insurance or offer inadequate or unaffordable insurance to their employees, but rather other penalties that can make […]

Women Connect Program Kicks Off With Sell-Out Crowd, Phenomenal Speaker

January 30th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

More than 500 women packed the Hilton Garden Inn Fargo on January 27 for a chance to be inspired by author and businesswoman Lynette Lewis, the author of “Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos.” Lewis served as the keynote speaker for the new program’s inaugural session, and she did it with panache, humor and humility. Her […]

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