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President’s Corner: March 2013

February 28th, 2013 by Craig Whitney

Dear Chamber Members, I am proud to announce we have kicked off our third annual membership campaign. Our 2011 and 2012 campaigns were incredible successes and have catapulted our Chamber to new membership records, making us the largest local chamber in both North Dakota and Minnesota. We are continuing to build on that momentum because […]

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Economic Outlook Forum Displays Optimism for Area

February 28th, 2013 by The Chamber

More than 400 people gathered to hear about our economic outlook and a mostly bright future during the annual Economic Outlook Forum on February 21 at the Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center. The event, moderated by Chris Berg of Valley News Live, featured discussions on the local, regional and national economy. Keynote speaker […]

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Breaking Down Dayton’s Budget and Tax Plan

February 22nd, 2013 by Jessica Lee

In early January, Governor Dayton outlined a plan that calls for significant increases in spending and taxes with little reform to either. Minnesota businesses are concerned enactment of the proposals will deter the Minnesota economy, competitiveness and jobs. Executive Budget Basics: Proposes $1 billion of new spending Solves the $1.1 billion budget deficit by increasing taxes […]

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Approaching Crossover: An Update on ND Legislative Action

February 18th, 2013 by Jessica Lee

Those that follow the North Dakota Session know we are approaching a key milestone known as “crossover.” Crossover marks the date  all bills must be voted on in their respective chambers and the viable House bills are sent to the Senate and the viable Senate bills are passed to the House. After crossover on March 1, lawmakers will […]

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Lawmakers Luke Warm on Income Tax Elimination

February 8th, 2013 by Jessica Lee

Tax reform and relief that is far reaching is of great interest to The Chamber, with a focus on safeguarding a competitive advantage for business members. Across the United States, state tax reformers are racing to enact tax policies that drive economic development in their state. Currently, nine states do not impose an income tax […]

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Staff Member Jim Parsons Graduates from Institute of Organization Management

February 4th, 2013 by The Chamber

We’re pleased to announce that Jim Parsons, Vice President of Operations and Finance, has graduated from the Institute of Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies Parsons’ completion of […]

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Chamber Launches Third Annual Membership Campaign

February 1st, 2013 by The Chamber

We have kicked off our third annual Members Get It! campaign. The 2013 membership recruitment campaign challenges existing Chamber members to recruit new members for a chance to win great prizes. “Our 2011 and 2012 campaigns were an incredible success and have catapulted the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber to new membership records making it […]

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