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    Monday, April 15, 2024
    April Eggs & Issues recap - Behind the Scene: Community Safety Update

    April 2, The Chamber convened a panel comprising area sheriffs and chiefs of police, offering a rare glimpse into the intricacies of maintaining safety in the FMWF region. Each panelist, with a wealth of experience and leadership, shared invaluable insights into their respective jurisdictions and the challenges they navigate daily.

    Hannah Anderson

    Monday, March 25, 2024
    Moorhead Area Day at the Capitol - Highlights and key moments

    On March 5 and 6, The Chamber hosted over 30 area business and community leaders as they traveled to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul for The Chamber’s Third Annual Moorhead Area Day at the Capitol event.

    Katherine Grindberg

    Friday, March 15, 2024
    Breaking the Ice Summit 2024: Uniting Communities, Creating Opportunities

    Breaking the Ice is a platform for inclusive and equitable dialogue with the many cultures of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo region. Various exhibitors will be present, offering valuable information and resources for attendees to take with them.

    The Chamber

    Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    Event recap: 2024 Midwest Economic Outlook Summit

    February 22, The Chamber convened regional and national thought leaders for the Midwest Economic Outlook Summit at the Delta by Marriott in Fargo, North Dakota. This annual conversation serves as a pivotal platform for stakeholders to converge, share insights and dive into crucial economic discussions shaping the region's trajectory.

    Hannah Anderson

    Friday, January 5, 2024
    2024 Minnesota and Federal Legislative Priorities

    In preparation for the 2nd Session of the 118th United States Congress and the 93rd Minnesota Legislative Session, The Chamber has published its Federal and Minnesota legislative priorities. The Chamber has prioritized the following topics as they have a significant impact on our community. We encourage you to advocate on your own behalf through learning more and reaching out to your legislators.

    Cale Dunwoody

    Tuesday, December 19, 2023
    Changes to Minn. laws that may impact you: Ensure your business is in compliance by Jan. 1, 2024

    As you may know – throughout this past year, the Minnesota Legislature passed many business compliance and regulatory laws that will impact the way you run your businesses. Many of these new state policies have been or will be coming into effect soon, so we want to ensure your business is prepared to comply with them. There are numerous nuances to these laws, so I recommend that you consult an attorney and/or human resources professional. Ensure your business is in compliance with these newly enacted laws

    Cale Dunwoody

    Friday, December 15, 2023
    A New Era of Education Part 2: Minnesota - December Eggs & Issues Recap

    December 12, The Chamber’s Eggs and Issues series gathered the presidents of three local universities: Dr. Colin Irvine of Concordia College, Dr. Carrie Brimhall of Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) and Dr. Tim Downs of Minnesota State University Minnesota (MSUM) for a crucial conversation about the future of higher education in Minnesota. With Dr. Irvine and Dr. Downs recently joining the FMWF community and their respective universities, this was the first time The Chamber convened

    Hannah Anderson

    Thursday, November 30, 2023
    Midwest Energy Summit: Event recap

    November 29, the Midwest Energy Summit returned to the FMWF area for the third year, bringing together national leaders, experts and executives to unpack the immense impacts, trends, opportunities and challenges related to the energy sector. Beyond the individuals and leaders in attendance on November 29, the content of this summit reached thousands of livestream viewers across several states, thanks to our 31 committed cohosting chambers and associations, and our dedicated media partners.

    Hannah Anderson

    Wednesday, November 29, 2023
    November Women Connect recap: Women Leading on Boards

    Are you keen on deepening your engagement with the community? Numerous opportunities exist for everyone to actively participate and make a meaningful impact – and that includes you.

    Hannah Anderson

    Friday, November 10, 2023
    Leadership FMWF: Non-profit Exploration & Community Engagement

    November 9 kicked off Session 4 for the Leadership FMWF program. The day came with knowledgeable speakers and hands-on activities that encouraged participants to learn more about the needs of our community and opportunities to engage in with existing non-profits in FMWF. This session provided meaningful conversation focused on opportunities, challenges and what is to come.

    Setareh Campion

    Monday, November 6, 2023
    The Chamber's Annual Celebration recap

    In the heart of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo metro, a bustling community with a vibrant spirit, The Chamber hosted an afternoon of reflection gratitude and celebration on November 3, 2023. A time to gather and honor the dedication of countless volunteers, to look back on The Chamber’s successes over the past year and to gaze into the future with hope and enthusiasm – The Chamber’s Annual Celebration brought gratitude and insight to our members, volunteers and community.

    Hannah Anderson

    Wednesday, November 1, 2023
    October Women Connect recap: Building Your Personal Board of Directors

    October 24, The Chamber organized a Women Connect event unlike any other. Kelsey Buell of You Flourish Company took the stage at a new Women Connect venue, the Armory Event Center, to inspire and motivate attendees at every stage of life.

    Hannah Anderson

    Monday, October 23, 2023
    Event recap: Halloween Business After Hours

    October 19 was an absolutely thrilling evening for The Chamber and our community! Our team orchestrated a Business After Hours unlike any other to date.

    Hannah Anderson

    Thursday, October 19, 2023
    North Dakota Legislative Assembly to reconvene following Supreme Court ruling

    North Dakota’s Legislative Assembly will convene next week, October 23 to October 27, to address the recent ruling of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The State’s Highest Court ruled that Senate Bill 2015, Office of Management and Budget, violated the State's constitution, voiding the entire piece of legislation passed during the 68th Legislative Session, which adjourned on April 30, 2023. This week, following an Executive Order by Governor Doug Burgum that calls for the Legislative Assembly to convene in

    Cale Dunwoody

    Thursday, October 12, 2023
    October Eggs & Issues Recap | Unveiling the Future and Strengthening our Communities

    October 3, the October Eggs and Issues community gathered at the Delta by Marriott in Moorhead to discuss three remarkable projects that will be shaping the future and making their mark on the FMWF community in the years ahead. These transformative initiatives promise to bring growth, development and a fresh wave of opportunities to the area. Have you heard about these projects?

    Hannah Anderson

    Tuesday, October 3, 2023
    Event recap: 10th Annual Women Connect Celebration

    In a moving and insightful event that resonated with the audience, sisters Barbara and Jenna Bush.....

    Hannah Anderson

    Thursday, September 21, 2023
    September Eggs & Issues Recap | Behavioral Health and Incarceration

    On September 12th, The Chamber's Eggs and Issues series played host to the business community, offering a platform to delve into the myriad factors influencing our community's capacity to effectively nurture and rebuild the lives of individuals in the FMWF area.

    Hannah Anderson

    Tuesday, August 29, 2023
    August Women Connect Recap | Building a New Leadership Model

    August 22, women of the FMWF community gathered at the Avalon Events Center for an afternoon of inspiration with Sarah Smith Warren, Owner and CEO of Soul Space Work, a coaching and consulting space that helps people, organizations and businesses work to align their souls with work and life.

    Hannah Anderson

    Friday, August 25, 2023
    FMWF Chamber to discuss FARGODOME expansion at October 3 Eggs & Issues event

    The FARGODOME recently turned 30 years old and has hosted over 3,000 events, welcoming more than 14 million guests. With a financial impact of $24 to $42 million for our region each year, there is no doubt that this venue plays a significant role in the vitality of our region. Recently, the FARGODOME shared plans to reimagine the stadium to benefit the FMWF community. This proposal includes renovations and expansions to enhance the guest experience, operational efficiency and accessibility.

    Tyler Fischbach

    Tuesday, August 22, 2023
    2023 ChamberChoice Awards: People's Choice Award Winner

    Get to know your 2023 People's Choice Winner!

    Hannah Anderson

    Tuesday, August 22, 2023
    Event recap: Midwest Cybersecurity & Technology Summit

    Thursday, August 17, community members gathered at the Delta by Marriot Fargo to hear from experts from across the region and nation as they hosted a cutting-edge discussion about topics such as artificial intelligence (AI), business attacks and safety, the CHIPS Act, emerging tech and more. Not only was this event available to the FMWF Metro, but it was also available via livestream, bringing in virtual attendees from across the country to listen to and watch this important event. The Chamber is proud to

    Hannah Anderson

    Tuesday, August 15, 2023
    2023 ChamberChoice Awards: D.E.& I. Champion of the Year

    Get to know your 2023 DEI Champion of the Year!

    Hannah Anderson

    Monday, August 7, 2023
    2023 ChamberChoice Awards: Resilient Business of the Year

    This year’s ChamberChoice Resilient Business, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), has demonstrated their ability to go above and beyond - to truly face adversity and rise above it.

    Hannah Anderson

    Thursday, August 3, 2023
    The Impact of Internships

    Learn about Sophia Richards, previous Chamber intern, and where she is now!

    Hannah Anderson

    Wednesday, August 2, 2023
    July Women Connect Recap | Doing it Scared

    July 25, Melanie Iverson took the Women Connect stage to present Doing it Scared: Overcoming Fear and Building Confidence. Iverson shared her inspiring story of how she went from living her life in fear as a victim of circumstance to living in confidence and strength – taking risks, becoming an advocate for herself and others and becoming the leader she was meant to be.

    Hannah Anderson