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Fawning Over Fawn Germer at Women Connect’s Anniversary Event

January 29th, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

This January marked the first anniversary of The Chamber’s series of Women Connect programming. To say it was a good year would be an understatement. Events continue to sell out, sponsors are consistently added, the Facebook group has grown to over 800 members and Coffee Connects have been embraced. We were thrilled to throw an […]

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Community Growth a Theme at 2016 State of the Cities

January 20th, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

The mood was upbeat and hopeful at our biggest-ever State of the Cities address with our four metro mayors. Held at the Ramada Plaza & Suites in Fargo, this year’s event featured presentations from Dilworth’s Chad Olson, Moorhead’s Del Rae Williams, Fargo’s Tim Mahoney and West Fargo’s Rich Mattern, and included Q&A from the audience […]

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The Impact of Oil in North Dakota: Eggs & Issues Recap

January 5th, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, recently traveled to Frisco for the Bison game and estimates that he saved $1.30 per gallon in gas on his road trip thanks to the Bakken. It’s just one example of how much impact the North Dakota oil industry has on all of us. North Dakota […]

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Metro in the News

January 4th, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community continues to receive recognition nationwide for its high quality of life and standard of living. Here are just a few of the acknowledgements from recent months. Best Performing Small Metro Milken Institute’s annual Best-Performing Cities report named Fargo, ND-MN the #1 best small metro for the second year in […]

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Fargo Linoleum & Announcing the New Member Spotlight

January 4th, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

The Chamber is redoing our Member Spotlight section of The Bridge! Starting in January, this section will now profile various member companies with unique stories to tell (with the aim of one or two a month). We’re looking for small businesses in current good standing with The Chamber that have a unique offering, interesting history […]

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TNT Kid’s Fitness A True Community Partner

January 4th, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

If there’s one word that captures what TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics does for our community, it’s collaboration. Well, that and fitness, anyway. To say that TNT is busy would be an understatement. So would saying that they’re making a big impact on the needs of our community. In a nutshell, TNT works with children […]

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January 2016 Message to Members

January 4th, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

One thing that is extremely important to me as president/CEO of The Chamber is to keep a keen eye on public policy issues affecting our metro area. Because roughly 90% of our members are small businesses, we realize that those organizations often don’t have the time or manpower to monitor all legislation, and as a […]

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Eggs & Issues Looks at the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

January 4th, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan is sparking much concern and debate around the nation, but especially so in North Dakota as a state so reliant on coal. This was the topic of December’s Eggs & Issues forum. We were joined by Commissioner Julie Fedorchak, chair of the North Dakota Public Service […]

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