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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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Military Appreciation Night 2016 a Sell-Out Event!

July 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

Last night, we were honored to host yet another incredible Military Appreciation Night at the RedHawks. With a sell-out crowd of over 5,000 in attendance during the game, we gave out tickets to 1,000+ military families for a pre-game picnic that featured hot dogs, inflatable games and a special photo opportunity with the famous Budweiser […]

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June Primary Behind Us. But What Lies Ahead?

July 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

My guess is that many Chamber members, like me, were tuned in to the news on the evening of June 14. The results of our June primary elections were critical for our metro and the state of North Dakota. As the results rolled in that night, there were some surprises. Most notably, the race for […]

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Small Operation, Big Impact: The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality

July 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

For 33 years, the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality in Moorhead has been working tirelessly to change homelessness and hunger in the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community. Staffed by a group with a passion to serve, the house represents a safe place for people to make positive changes in their lives. And for some, it’s […]

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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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