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Chamber Members Offer Flowers, Candy and Cookies to Celebrate Loved Ones

January 26th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

In 2013, Americans spent $1.6 billion on candy and $1.9 billion on flowers during the month of February to show their affection for loved ones, according to a CNN article. That same year, an estimated 224 million roses were grown in preparation for Valentine’s Day. If you’re planning to celebrate the holiday this year, here […]

Public Relations Committee Chair Profile: Kayla Beehler, BioLife Plasma Services

January 26th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

Kayla Beehler, a senior regional marketing representative for BioLife Plasma Services took over as the chair of the committee in September 2014. How long have you been involved with the committee and program? I have been involved with the Ambassador program since 2010, and I love it! What have you enjoyed most about working with […]

Military Matters: Committee to Help WDAY Organize Honor Flights

January 26th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

The Military Affairs committee is excited to help WDAY organize more Honor Flights for area veterans by supporting its Adopt a Vet Project. Schools, service clubs, businesses and individuals are invited to either directly donate to or run a specific fundraiser that will generate dollars for an Honor Flight. Fundraising Coordinator Lance Akers explained to […]

Gust Promoted to New Position

January 26th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

Last month, Samantha Gust promoted to Professional Development Coordinator after serving as program coordinator for Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo since April 2014.She will now be responsible for the leadership program as well as the Young Professionals Network. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from the University of North […]

Leadership Class Learns About Economic Development, City Planning

January 26th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

Fourth fastest-growing metro in the country. One of the best small cities for business and careers. Number two best metro in the nation. Best performing small city in the country. Those are just a few of the lists the FMWF metro has made over the past 12 months. It’s no doubt the metro is doing […]

Nominate Students For Young Entrepreneur’s Academy

January 26th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

We are looking for energetic students interested in starting their OWN real company! No need to have a business in mind; developing an idea is part of the fun with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). YEA! is a nine-month program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. […]

Generational Marketing: How Age Impacts Your Approach

January 26th, 2015 by Member Contributor

Article by Jodi Duncan, President of Flint Communications, Inc. When you are planning your marketing efforts are you thinking about how to profile your audience by attitudes and behaviors? Have you thought about where, when and how to reach them? Is there a way to look at how each generation consumes media and influences their […]

Peterson to Lead Chamber Advocacy Efforts

January 26th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

Last month, Elly Peterson was promoted to Government Affairs and Advocacy Coordinator. She has worked for The Chamber since January 2013, first as the public affairs intern and most recently as program coordinator for the Young Professionals Network. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in health communications with a minor in public relations from North Dakota […]

February 2015: Message to Members

January 26th, 2015 by Craig Whitney

With the North Dakota and Minnesota legislative sessions kicking off last month, our role as the representative of our more than 2,100 members in the public policy arena has never been more important. We anticipate taking an active role in advocating for the legislation that will be more beneficial to our members and their 94,000 […]

Mayors Highlight Opportunities and Challenges in Growing Metro

January 20th, 2015 by Danielle Teigen

Growing is good, and many responsibilities accompany prosperity. That was the message the four metro mayors reiterated during the annual State of the Cities address. More than 550 people heard as the leaders described what happened in their community last year as well as the issues the city faces in the coming year. Front row […]

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