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    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

    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

    Monday, July 31, 2023
    2023 ChamberChoice Awards: Emerging Business of the Year

    Your 2023 ChamberChoice Emerging Business of the Year is Lumen Vision!

    Hannah Anderson

    Tuesday, July 25, 2023
    2023 ChamberChoice Awards: Young Professionals Best Place to Work

    Workplace culture has become a major priority for jobseekers, especially young professionals. Employees want to feel valued and cared for within their workplace. They want to work somewhere fun, uplifting and flexible. AdShark Marketing is just the place!

    Hannah Anderson

    Monday, July 24, 2023
    2023 ChamberChallenge Golf Outing recap

    This year's Chamber Challenge Golf Outing was one to remember. An exciting Golf Ball Drop, amazing sponsors, fun games and a shining sun - what more could we ask for! Thank you to our sponsors, members and Edgewood Golf Course for making this yet another fun and successful event. A special thank you goes to our Premier Sponsor, ASN Construction for all of their work with the Golf Ball Drop.

    Hannah Anderson

    Tuesday, July 18, 2023
    2023 ChamberChoice Awards: Non-Profit of the Year

    Your 2023 Non-profit of the year, GiGi’s Playhouse, is North Dakota’s only Down Syndrome Achievement Center offering customized, research-based programming geared specifically to the way individuals with Down Syndrome learn best.

    Hannah Anderson

    Monday, July 17, 2023
    July Eggs & Issues Recap | Housing Insights

    July 11, The Chamber’s Eggs and Issues series welcomed the business community to learn about the findings and implications of the regional housing study recently conducted by the FM Metropolitan Council of Governments (Metro COG).

    Hannah Anderson

    Monday, July 10, 2023
    2023 ChamberChoice Business of the Year

    Established in 1946, Flint Group has adapted to the changing industry landscape, invested in technology and talent, and adopted a proactive approach to innovation that has allowed it to be well-positioned for power and success in the marketing industry.

    Hannah Anderson

    Wednesday, July 5, 2023
    June Women Connect Recap | A Delightful Pairing

    June 27, women of the community gathered at RiverHaven Events Center for an afternoon of inspiration and enlightenment with Megan Lewis, Owner and Cheesemonger at Milk Made, and Megan Bartholomay, Fine Wine Portfolio Specialist for Republic National Distributing Company.

    Hannah Anderson

    Friday, June 30, 2023
    2023 ChamberChoice Awards: Small Business of the Year

    This year’s Small Business of the Year, The Pines Wedding and Events, was founded with a passion for design and unique social experiences. Within 3 short years, this small business hosted hundreds of weddings and events, won multiple awards, and was ready to expand. So, in 2022, The Pines unveiled the finished product of Pines Black, which is another venue available on site. This update also included site-wide property improvements.

    Hannah Anderson

    Wednesday, June 14, 2023
    FMWF Partners reach semifinal round for $160 million NSF Engines FARMS proposal

    Groundbreaking AgTech Innovation Partnership: NDSU, Grand Farm, Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, and the FMWF Chamber reach semifinalist round for $160 million NSF Engines FARMS proposal

    Sadie Rudolph