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Chamber Members Can Help You Get Fit in the New Year

December 22nd, 2014 by Danielle Teigen

Thinking about getting fit in 2015? You’re not alone. Last year, the number one New Year’s resolution was to lose weight, according to the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology. However, only 64 percent of people who made resolutions kept them beyond the month of January. Make getting fit easier for yourself by finding […]

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Dennis Walaker Earned the Title of Hero for His Bravery

December 22nd, 2014 by Danielle Teigen

No one understood the Red River better than Dennis Walaker. Having worked for years as the City of Fargo’s public works director, then director of operations before becoming its mayor in 2006, Walaker understood acutely how the river worked and how it affected his beloved city. His passing on December 2 was heart-breaking. Not only […]

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Honor Star Program Makes Impact in 2015

December 22nd, 2014 by Jessica Lee

The Chamber’s Honor Star program is an opportunity for businesses that are or aspire to be “military friendly” to showcase their patriotism by displaying a unique membership sticker alongside the Chamber membership sticker. We further highlight these businesses with a special page on our website and at select Military Affairs committee meetings and military appreciation […]

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Community of Respect: Understanding Diversity and Volunteerism on a Deeper Level

December 22nd, 2014 by Danielle Teigen

The Leadership class started their December session at the American Red Cross-Red River Valley Chapter hearing from leaders of three local nonprofits. Erin Prochnow, YWCA Cass Clay, Thomas Hill, United Way of Cass-Clay and David Vining, FirstLink, shared their insights on the ins and outs of serving on a nonprofit board and/or committee, how to […]

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Calling All Chamber Members: Volunteers Needed for YEA!

December 22nd, 2014 by Danielle Teigen

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy provides community members with a variety of opportunities to volunteer and get involved. From exciting guest lecturers to dynamic field trips to investor panelists, local leaders have countless ways to help these students launch their own enterprises and become impassioned business leaders. Here are a few ways to get involved: The […]

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Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos: Define Your Dreams and Who You Need to Achieve Them

December 22nd, 2014 by Member Contributor

Article by Women Connect presenter Lynette Lewis Some of my most impacting programs, workshops, insights, and tools, came out of chaos – those seasons when odds were against me and attitudes were low. By choosing to stay rather than leave, I saw slow but meaningful breakthroughs, not to mention acquired survival skills for making lemons […]

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Insurance Rates on the Rise

December 22nd, 2014 by Jessica Lee

The necessity of completing permanent flood protection will become a reality for many residents in the metro this month when FEMA’s updated flood plain maps take effect. On January 16, flood insurance will become mandatory for properties that carry mortgages within the Special Flood Hazard Area. The new maps expand the 100-year flood plain, which […]

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January 2015: Message to Members

December 22nd, 2014 by Craig Whitney

Workforce development and the lack of skilled workers needed for our businesses to operate successfully and efficiently is a major concern for this community. According to the local Fargo Moorhead Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), 5,765 job openings are currently listed. While some may perceive that as a good problem to have, I want to point […]

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Chamber Seeks Government Affairs and Advocacy Manager

December 20th, 2014 by Julie Doggett

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber is seeking a person to fill the role of Government Affairs and Advocacy Manager. Responsibilities include enhancement and maintenance of positive relations with public policy decision-makers and other organizations in order to communicate The Chamber’s position and ensure that it is understood and fairly represented, coordination of committee and […]

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