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Awarding the Ambassador of the Year

October 17th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Congratulations to Billy Nustad of Bell Bank for being named the Wayne Saar Ambassador of the Year! This award is given annually and recognizes exemplified volunteerism through committee involvement, attendance and professionalism. The ambassador of the year is nominated by fellow ambassadors in honor of a stellar member of the ambassadors group, Wayne Saar. Wayne was […]

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Business of the Year: Laney’s

October 2nd, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

You’ve probably seen their trucks around town – you know, the one with a Laney’s man waving at you from the back door of the vehicle. It’s just one of Laney’s unique forms of advertising that backs this special company. Laney’s began as a typical new construction plumbing company in the ‘60s. A couple decades […]

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Position Available: Professional Development Coordinator

September 29th, 2017 by Julie Doggett

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is seeking a person to fill the role of Professional Development Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include planning, coordinating, supporting and guiding the Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo and Young Professionals Network programs of The Chamber. Successful candidates will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, multi-tasking capabilities and […]

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Small Business of the Year: Moorhead Dairy Queen

September 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

On the corner of 8th and Main in Moorhead, there’s a place that has stood the test of time with a sweet story behind it. But it isn’t just any fast food restaurant. The Moorhead Dairy Queen is a treasured gem in our community—and around the nation. In fact, it’s celebrating its 68th year of […]

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Innovations from the 2017 State of Technology

August 18th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Held at the Sanctuary Events Center, which in itself holds top-of-the-line technology within its historic walls, this Wednesday was the 2017 State of Technology. Together with U.S. Senator John Hoeven, we welcomed a series of speakers to share what innovations they’re seeing across the state. Attendees were treated to presentations from experts representing the most […]

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Mini-Grant Opportunity to Support Worksite Breastfeeding

August 15th, 2017 by Member Contributor

By Michelle Draxten, Public Health Nutritionist, Fargo Cass Public Health Supporting breastfeeding employees has many business benefits. Fargo Cass Public Health is excited to continue its support of breastfeeding in the workplace and has funding up to $500 available for worksites in Cass County to achieve the Infant-Friendly Worksite Designation. The Infant-Friendly Worksite Designation is […]

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What’s going on with the workforce efforts

August 9th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

You’ve probably heard that our region – and the nation – is experiencing a workforce shortage. (To recap our workforce collaborative, check out this post.) You may have also heard that there’s a Career Academy in the works that could help address this issue. At our July Eggs & Issues, we looked at both to […]

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Not-for-Profit of the Year: Access of the Red River Valley

August 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Around 1984, a local group of parents of children with disabilities became determined to keep their children out of institutional care and in private homes. This grassroots effort gave rise to the agency we know as Access of the Red River Valley. Today, they continue with this mission of supporting children and adults lead dignified […]

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Why we gave Shaq the thumbs up for Voices of Vision

August 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

About a week before we announced this year’s Voices of Vision speaker, I started teasing the BIG news on Twitter. Of course, now that you’ve (probably) heard it is Shaquille O’Neal, it makes sense why we used the “big” catchphrase. Not only is Shaq literally big, but so is his name recognition, so is his […]

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Youthworks: Small Not-for-Profit of the Year

July 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

Life can be turbulent at times for anyone, but at-risk youth can face even greater challenges. That’s where Youthworks steps in. This year’s ChamberChoice Small Not-for-Profit winner supports youth and their families, helping them meet goals and establish strong, healthy relationships through a range of programs. Above all, they offer a safe place for kids […]

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