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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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Looking at Legislation

April 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

The legislative season has been interesting to say the least. Through our public affairs efforts, we have been keeping a close eye on what the Minnesota and North Dakota legislative bodies are working on. In North Dakota, revenue shortcomings are dictating the conversation. With major belt tightening underway, it seems everyone is feeling the effects. […]

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Yes Votes Needed for Public Schools!

March 1st, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

One of the most important pillars of creating a strong community is high-quality schools. The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community is successful, due in large part to the high-caliber and innovative school districts we have in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. We are supportive of all three of our districts and we applaud the work […]

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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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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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It’s Time to Get It Done!

November 1st, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the recent decision by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to deny a permit for a dam on the Red River; a dam that is a major component of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project. This decision not only flies in the face of facts gathered by […]

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It’s Election Season!

October 3rd, 2016 by Amanda Hofland

It’s that time of year again! We are in the midst of campaign season, gearing up for what is sure to be a historic election. Between TV commercials and your mailbox filling up with advertisements, it’s hard to miss the importance of what will be happening on November 8. Between the presidential election, congressional races […]

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President’s Corner: December 2013

December 4th, 2013 by Craig Whitney

Dear Chamber Members: Every holiday season, we are reminded of the many blessings we enjoyed during the last year. For me, serving as your Chamber President/CEO is an honor and a blessing I appreciate every day. Another blessing to me and you, our members, is the incredible staff of 13 business men and women whose […]

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President’s Corner: November 2013

November 11th, 2013 by Craig Whitney

Dear Chamber Members: At the end of September, we were honored to host 30 business leaders and public officials from Topeka, Kansas. As part of their annual InterCity Benchmarking Exchange, the group was here to study what is being done in the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo metro and how they can apply our work in […]

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President’s Corner: August 2013

August 5th, 2013 by Craig Whitney

Dear Chamber Members: August has come and with it, the end of our fiscal year. It’s hard to believe the 2012-13 year is coming to a close. It’s been a year filled with successes as we work to promote economic growth and prosperity for business in the metro region. Yet none of the work we […]

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