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Guest Blog: Innovation Drives Entrepreneurship

January 31st, 2013 by Member Contributor

It’s amazing what a new idea can do. It can result in a start-up that creates jobs and diversifies the economy. It can help an established business reinvent itself. It can make people’s lives better. But first, there has to be a new idea. To nurture students’ ideas and to get them thinking about innovation […]

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Guest Blog: The Joy of Giving Hearts Day Feb. 14

January 31st, 2013 by Member Contributor

By: Sheila Borgerding, volunteer center director for FirstLink, a member since 1995 Can “joy” and “fundraising” be used in the same sentence? With all the challenges associated with fundraising, it would be easy to answer this question with “no.” However, Giving Hearts Day has changed my view of fundraising. Fundraising can be joyful! In fact, fundraising for […]

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Peterson Joins The Chamber Team

January 31st, 2013 by Kaylyn Stroh

Elly Peterson recently joined The Chamber team as public affairs intern. Peterson is responsible for tracking key business related bills through the legislative process in North Dakota and Minnesota during the 2013 sessions. She will assist with Chamber Day at the Capitol, legislative forums and the post session legislative wrap-up event this spring. Peterson is […]

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President’s Corner: February 2013

January 30th, 2013 by Craig Whitney

Dear Chamber members, We just wrapped our annual Operation Thank You event in January. By this time, you should have received your 2013 membership materials and, hopefully, a friendly visit from a Chamber staff member or volunteer. That’s the beauty of Operation Thank You. Its members serving other members and making lasting business connections. Operation […]

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Area Mayors Discuss the State of the Cities

January 24th, 2013 by Kaylyn Stroh

The mayors of Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo addressed a sold-out crowd of over 400 at our annual State of the Cities event. Each mayor was asked what the biggest accomplishments were from 2012 and what challenges they see for the years ahead. The mayors also fielded questions from attendees. City of West Fargo […]

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ChamberChoice Nominations Now Open

January 15th, 2013 by The Chamber

Our region is a vibrant economic hub, thanks in large part to our over 2,000 members. Because of your professionalism, hard work, dedication and passion, the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community is thriving and growing. In celebration of the achievements of our business community, The Chamber annually hosts the ChamberChoice Awards. The ChamberChoice Awards honor […]

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Moorhead River Corridor Study

January 8th, 2013 by Jessica Lee

Where the waters often rise, so too may opportunities, if identified and advanced. The F-M Metropolitan Council of Governments(Metro COG) and the City of Moorhead have announced a public input meeting to gather feedback regarding development of the Moorhead River Corridor Study. The public input meeting will be held on January 15 at the Hjemkomst Center from 5 to […]

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Guest Blog: Going from Awkward to Awesome When You Network

January 4th, 2013 by Member Contributor

By: Dawn Kaiser, employee assistance program trainer with The Village Business Institute For many people networking events can be painful and we think of them only as awkward social situations, but they don’t have to be. Networking events can be fun and they are a great way to build new business relationships. At the February Business After […]

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Guest Blog: 5 Simple Weight Loss Tips for the New Year

January 3rd, 2013 by Member Contributor

By: Dr. Mike Jorgensen, Red River Wellness The new year is at hand! One of the most common resolutions people share is wanting to shed those holiday pounds (and then some) and finally get “in shape.” We’ve got a tremendous problem of obesity in our culture today and it is bringing our healthcare and insurance system to its […]

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2013 ChamberChoice Awards

January 2nd, 2013 by The Chamber

All new in 2013! Our region is a vibrant economic hub, thanks in large part to you, our over 2,000 members. Because of your professionalism, hard work, dedication and passion, the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community is thriving and growing. The ChamberChoice Awards honor organizations like you … organizations that make our communities a better […]

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