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  • President's Blog

  • Articles, comments and information straight from Chamber leadership.
    Monday, November 1, 2021
    The Importance of Small Businesses

    Shannon Full

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021
    Reflecting on the Past Year

    Shannon Full

    Thursday, July 1, 2021
    Our Commitment to Young Professionals

    This month we are shining a light on the vibrant, young talent we have in our great community. Young professionals are the heart of our organizations, neighborhoods and community culture, and they play an integral role in the future of our region.

    Shannon Full

    Saturday, May 1, 2021
    What the military means to me

    I am so grateful that our focus of this month’s Bridge is dedicated to our military. I was raised to have a great appreciation for those men and women that served in the past and continue to serve to protect our freedom and our liberties.

    Shannon Full

    Thursday, April 1, 2021
    Connection, options, adaptability & other lessons learned

    A year, an entire year of challenges and changes, successes and struggles have taught us all a lot of life lessons. One of the greatest for me has been the power of connection. I have always been a person that thrives from being surrounded by people, so this last year has been especially challenging. Even as you think about our organization, we exist to bring people together, to make connections, to convene leaders, so now that we are starting to see the sun on the horizon, we are excited about the

    Shannon Full

    Monday, March 1, 2021
    The power of connection and community

    Throughout my life, I have had so many mentors that have shaped the way I think, the way I act and the way I lead. These mentors have been men and women, older and younger, similar and diverse backgrounds. One thing that each and every one of them has believed in is the power of investing in others. I have instilled this into my personal core values. I believe in empowerment. I believe that the best thing you can do for someone is to not only believe in them, but have the courage to invest in them.

    Shannon Full

    Monday, February 1, 2021
    Regional collaboration is key to our success

    As I write this, we have just wrapped up the 2021 State of the Cities – my first signature event with this Chamber. I am so impressed and inspired by the leadership of our local officials in both the public and private sector. This event serves as a reminder of the importance of embracing a metro mentality. As a bi-state region made up of multiple communities, we really are in it together. We grow together, thrive together, and lift up and challenge each other. When one of us wins, we all win. When we work

    Shannon Full

    Friday, January 1, 2021
    A vision for a prosperous new year

    It’s been a whirlwind first month here in my new position as Chamber CEO and president. My first weeks have provided a chance for me to take it all in. From meetings with the staff, board, external stakeholders, members and community leaders, this active listening has helped me realize the great strength and assets that exist in Fargo Moorhead West Fargo. I am also full of ideas and inspiration as I see the challenges and opportunities of this region.

    Shannon Full