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Innovations from the 2017 State of Technology

August 18th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Held at the Sanctuary Events Center, which in itself holds top-of-the-line technology within its historic walls, this Wednesday was the 2017 State of Technology. Together with U.S. Senator John Hoeven, we welcomed a series of speakers to share what innovations they’re seeing across the state. Attendees were treated to presentations from experts representing the most […]

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Mini-Grant Opportunity to Support Worksite Breastfeeding

August 15th, 2017 by Member Contributor

By Michelle Draxten, Public Health Nutritionist, Fargo Cass Public Health Supporting breastfeeding employees has many business benefits. Fargo Cass Public Health is excited to continue its support of breastfeeding in the workplace and has funding up to $500 available for worksites in Cass County to achieve the Infant-Friendly Worksite Designation. The Infant-Friendly Worksite Designation is […]

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What’s going on with the workforce efforts

August 9th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

You’ve probably heard that our region – and the nation – is experiencing a workforce shortage. You may have also heard that there’s a Career Academy in the works that could help address this issue. At our July Eggs & Issues, we looked at both to get an update of the situation and possible solutions. […]

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Not-for-Profit of the Year: Access of the Red River Valley

August 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Around 1984, a local group of parents of children with disabilities became determined to keep their children out of institutional care and in private homes. This grassroots effort gave rise to the agency we know as Access of the Red River Valley. Today, they continue with this mission of supporting children and adults lead dignified […]

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Why we gave Shaq the thumbs up for Voices of Vision

August 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

About a week before we announced this year’s Voices of Vision speaker, I started teasing the BIG news on Twitter. Of course, now that you’ve (probably) heard it is Shaquille O’Neal, it makes sense why we used the “big” catchphrase. Not only is Shaq literally big, but so is his name recognition, so is his […]

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Youthworks: Small Not-for-Profit of the Year

July 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Life can be turbulent at times for anyone, but at-risk youth can face even greater challenges. That’s where Youthworks steps in. This year’s ChamberChoice Small Not-for-Profit winner supports youth and their families, helping them meet goals and establish strong, healthy relationships through a range of programs. Above all, they offer a safe place for kids […]

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Recap: Military Appreciation Night at the RedHawks 2017

June 30th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

We had another amazing time at our seventh annual Military Appreciation Night yesterday, June 29, at Newman Outdoor Field with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The evening opened with a picnic, inflatable games and photo opportunities with RedHawks players for military families. The U.S. Navy SEAL team of Patriot Parachuters did an incredible display delivering the flag […]

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How to Retain Millennials

June 15th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Many employers are struggling to attract and retain a qualified workforce, which made our June 14th Business Training that much more relevant. Brein Haugen from Rasmussen College presented research into millennials, and Tamara Anderson of Dale Carnegie facilitated a panel discussion comprised of local working millennials to share their perspective. According to Forbes, by 2020, […]

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Eide Bailly: Where Culture & Consulting Collide

June 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Most everyone around here knows Eide Bailly as a CPA firm – and that has been the company’s roots since 1917 – but the advent of modern technology has shifted how this storied firm does business today. One hundred years ago when Eide Helmeke & Co. opened its doors in Fargo, accounting was done with […]

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Celebrating the 2017 ChamberChoice Winners

May 19th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Earlier today, we hosted another fantastic ChamberChoice Awards luncheon to honor the best of the best busineses in our community. James Cunningham was back for the fifth year as emcee, and once again had everyone “bubbling” over with laughter. Tom Dawson and Roger Reierson, representing the event’s presenting sponsors, opened the event with about 800 […]

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