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2017 Economic Outlook Forum

February 15th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

This year’s Economic Outlook Forum once again welcomed top national economist Dr. Jim Paulsen, who presented to nearly 600 attendees about national and global economic trends. But first, Marshall Albright of Cass County Electric, the event’s presenting sponsor, kicked off the afternoon with a brief welcome to attendees. Then, Scott Green, market president at Starion […]

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Member Profile: Gateway Chevrolet Cadillac

February 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

There’s more to Gateway Chevrolet Cadillac in Fargo than just cars – though those are certainly their specialty. You can also find complimentary coffee & cookies, exemplary customer service and an experienced service center throughout all of their three locations. Gateway Chevrolet is located on 38th Street in Fargo, right next door to Gateway Hyundai […]

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It May Be Cold, but My Heart is Warm

February 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Every year around mid-January, something special happens. Our printer works overtime, boxes and piles of papers start appearing, our new Directories and Public Policy Guides arrive, and it can only mean one thing: Operation Thank You is near. As our staff gathers the materials for our new member packets, I am able to witness a […]

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What We Learned at State of the Cities 2017

January 12th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

This year’s State of the Cities was an exciting celebration of all our metro cities’ growth, development, initiatives and collaboration. With so much great news and plans coming from each community, spirits were high and laughs were many as we discussed the issues with our mayors. Although the announcements were largely positive, there were moments […]

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2016-17 Leadership Class Unveils Community Change Initiatives

January 3rd, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

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Member Profile: Healing Arts Chiropractic

January 2nd, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

If there’s one thing Healing Arts Chiropractic wants you to know, it’s that there is hope. If you have chronic pain, it’s not something you have to live with. The team there has success story after success story, and the positive changes they’ve been able to make for their clients’ lives is nothing short of […]

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An Update on the State from Drew Wrigley

January 2nd, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Last month, we hosted North Dakota’s now former Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley for a special presentation. Wrigley stopped by The Chamber’s Premier Partner holiday social for a private address just two days before his final day in the office. He shared an overview of the state’s accomplishments during his term and offered commentary on what […]

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Eric Newell: Entrepreneur of the Year

December 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

As most any entrepreneur knows, with great risk comes great reward, and that is certainly the case for Eric Newell, founder of Stoneridge Software. A long-time Microsoft employee, Newell left in 2012 to start his own business as a Microsoft Dynamics software partner. With a passion for business excellence and the drive to better serve […]

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Another Year for the Books! Thank You.

December 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

The holidays are here, and it gives me pause to reflect on yet another incredible year at The Chamber. A year that could not have been accomplished without so many important people. First, I would like to thank our Chamber board—a diverse and impressive group made up of highly qualified, engaged and dedicated people committed […]

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Guest Blog: Breastfeeding Support in the Workplace

November 7th, 2016 by Member Contributor

By Michelle Draxten, Public Health Nutritionist, Fargo Cass Public Health In 2010, an amendment was made to the Fair Labor Standards Act requiring employers to support their breastfeeding employees. The amendment mandates that employers provide reasonable break time for milk expression and provide a place, other than a restroom, that is shielded from view and […]

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