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Parks, Games, Resorts and a Zoo, Oh My!

July 1st, 2015 by Amanda Hofland

Make the most of this summer by taking advantage of the many outdoor activities that are available to you in the metro and surrounding communities. There is something for everyone, whether you want to stay in town or take a short drive to the lakes area. Cragun’s Resort and Conference Center www.craguns.com Cragun’s is the […]

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Minnesota Legislative Wrap-Up

July 1st, 2015 by Amanda Hofland

On May 28, we hosted all three of Minnesota’s District 4 legislators and special guest Beth Strinden Kadoun, director of Tax and Fiscal Policy for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to provide Chamber members with an update on how the Minnesota legislative session went. Senator Kent Eken, Representative Ben Lien and Representative Paul Marquart were […]

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July 2015: Message to Members

July 1st, 2015 by Amanda Hofland

In June, I had the opportunity to attend America’s Small Business Summit hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. We spent the conference hearing from thought leaders, government officials and young entrepreneurs from across the country. One of the major highlights of the summit was the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) Saunders Scholars […]

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Regional Workforce Study Results Revealed

June 30th, 2015 by Amanda Hofland

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area has seen substantial growth recently. With a host of new businesses and more housing, continued low unemployment and a high standard of living, there is no doubt that our region is growing strong, and our economy is thriving. Yet, we continue to hear from local businesses a common concern: […]

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Par for the Course

June 1st, 2015 by Julie Doggett

These Chamber member golf courses will have you swinging in no time. Living in a climate with extreme seasons, we know to appreciate warm weather when it’s available. One great way to enjoy the higher temperatures is to hit the golf course. Check out the list of member golf courses below and book your tee […]

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Innovating the Movie Experience: Marcus Theatres

June 1st, 2015 by Julie Doggett

The movie industry is changing. According to a March 2014 Wall Street Journal article, overall theatre attendance was down, even while revenues were up. The article attributed the decrease to a couple of factors: increased price of tickets and greater access to better at-home movie experiences. The article talked about a new idea in cinema […]

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Message from Michelle Kommer: Women for Women

June 1st, 2015 by Julie Doggett

Friends, Thank you for attending the April Women Connect session, Women for Women, and for investing in yourself. I would like to challenge you to apply something you heard at this session – think of one thing you can do (or stop doing) for one day. Have you heard of the “48-hour rule”? If you […]

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2014-15 Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Class Graduates

June 1st, 2015 by Julie Doggett

The Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo class concluded the nine-month program by celebrating their hard work and dedication to the betterment of themselves and the community at Bluestem Center for the Arts. The day started with Heather Ostrowski, Dale Carnegie Business Group of ND, working with the class to renew their vision beyond community leadership. […]

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Honor Star Supports the Honor Flight Program

June 1st, 2015 by Julie Doggett

On May 14, the Military Affairs committee was able to present a check donation to the WDAY Honor Flight program. Through the Adopt a Vet program, the Honor Star members will be supporting five veterans to go on this year’s Honor Flight. This Honor Flight will be focused on Korean War veterans. “The Chamber, it’s […]

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June 2015: Message to Members

June 1st, 2015 by Julie Doggett

In a recent Forbes.com article, they described entrepreneurs as “those who identify a need – any need – and fill it.” To me, that seems like a simple definition for something that takes a lot of faith, hope, hard work and dedication. Entrepreneurship is one of the strongest ideals our great nation is founded on. […]

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