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Mayoral Candidates Debate Business Issues

October 9th, 2013 by Jessica Lee

The business community united to bring together the candidates vying to become Moorhead’s next mayor. Councilman Mark Hintermeyer, Councilman Mike Hulett and Del Rae Williams answered a series of business related questions and made it obvious to voters in the attendance that three things were true about this election. Based on the standing-room only audience, […]

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President’s Corner: June 2013

May 29th, 2013 by Craig Whitney

Dear Chamber Members: Early in May, we held our North Dakota Legislative Wrap Up event, which featured legislators and Governor Dalrymple reviewing the landmark 80 day session. “In 80 days, a lot was decided and a lot was achieved,” said the Governor. “This legislature stepped up and made investments in our infrastructure like never before.” […]

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Chamber Urges Members to Help Fill Additional Sandbags

April 16th, 2013 by The Chamber

With new amounts of snowfall in the Red River Valley over the weekend, the City of Fargo has decided to reopen Sandbag Central. The goal is to fill 500,000 additional bags to protect the city. It is imperative we make this happen so that we can avoid business shut downs and mandatory evacuations. The goal […]

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From the City of Moorhead: Moorhead River Watch 2013

April 3rd, 2013 by The Chamber

From the City of Moorhead As our metro area prepares for the Red River to reach flood stage, residents may be noticing there are fewer news stories specific to Moorhead’s flood preparation than there have been in the last several years. With $80 million invested in flood mitigation in the past four years, we have […]

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President’s Corner: April 2013

March 25th, 2013 by Craig Whitney

Dear Chamber members, When I came here over three years ago, I was amazed by this community. The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area is full of economic success stories, collaborative efforts and innovative entrepreneurs with cutting-edge, nationally renowned projects. It’s an area I’m proud to be a part of. As the President and CEO of […]

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Learn about the Health Insurance Tax and ND Businesses

March 5th, 2013 by Jessica Lee

Please join us Thursday, March 7 at the Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center from 7 to 9:30 a.m. for a complimentary breakfast and round-table discussion regarding the Health Insurance Tax (HIT). This event will help you learn about the HIP and provide you with an opportunity to discuss its impact on small businesses in North Dakota with […]

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What We Know is Next For Businesses and Health Care

March 1st, 2013 by Jessica Lee

When it comes to health care reform, we know we probably don’t know as much as we should. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has created enormous uncertainty for companies. Its unclear to us what taxes, fines, fees, and rules we’ll be subjected to—and without having a lot of guidance on how to comply with all that […]

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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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