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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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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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President’s Corner: May 2013

May 1st, 2013 by Craig Whitney

Dear Chamber Members: We have a lot to be proud of here in the Red River Valley. We have innovative businesses, cutting edge entrepreneurs, nonprofits that are changing lives in our metro and so much more. In fact, we have so many good stories to share, we’ve broken all the records for our ChamberChoice Awards […]

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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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