The Chamber Blog
A forum to find Chamber resources, event recaps, articles and guest posts. Got feedback or want to contribute? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy reading!Results Found: 163Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Women Connect Recap | The Power of Community with Karla Isley
Karla Isley, President and CEO of United Way of Cass-Clay, took the stage May 23 to share her secret to success with the Women Connect community, discussing The Power of Community. The Power of Women. Attendees came to connect and learn about the best ways to intentionally build their communities as women through professional networking and shared values. Isley presented The Power of Community. The Power of Women. to teach attendees how to uncover their potential to influence their community, touching on
Hannah AndersonWednesday, May 10, 2023
May Eggs & Issues Recap | A New Era of Higher Education - Part 1: North Dakota
Now that the North Dakota legislative session has come to an end for the biennium, The Chamber is working diligently to ensure our members get caught up on all that happened this session. One area The Chamber wants to educate its members on is higher education, as it affects our families, economy, workforce and future.
Hannah AndersonTuesday, May 9, 2023
North Dakota Session Recap
Just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2023, the 68th North Dakota Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die1. Throughout the past four months, the North Dakota Legislature convened for 75 legislative days2, leaving five days to call themselves back into session to address gubernatorial vetoes, disasters, economic shortfalls, etc. Since Tuesday, January 3, the Legislature has been working diligently to fund state government, pass tax cuts, address the workforce and childcare crisis, fund capital projects and
Cale DunwoodyTuesday, May 2, 2023
Women Connect recap - Mornings that Matter with Dr. Kerry Petsinger
As you wake up each morning, how do you start your day? For many of us, we do the usual things – brush our teeth, comb our hair, eat breakfast (if we’re lucky) and rush out the door to make it to work on time during the morning rush. Many working people in our communities are also parents. Add helping a child or children with all of those responsibilities too, along with driving them to school or daycare – it can be a lot to manage.
Hannah AndersonThursday, April 27, 2023
The Chamber assists in hosting Minn. Business Roundtable
On April 12, Chamber President and CEO, Shannon Full; Moorhead Mayor, Shelly Carlson; and Clay County Commissioner, Jenny Mongeau hosted a Minnesota business roundtable with over 35 area leaders to discuss priorities specific to Clay County. The purpose of this roundtable was to hear directly from Chamber members, business owners and citizens.
Cale Dunwoody, Hannah AndersonWednesday, April 26, 2023
Metro COG predicts 50,000 coming to FMWF
A recent demographic forecast by the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (Metro COG) projected more than 50,000 jobs will be added to the region over the next 30 years. In preparation for the workforce increase, the Fargo-Moorhead West Fargo Chamber Foundation has already jumped into action using the Ignite Initiative and the Community Concierge Program.
Sadie RudolphMonday, April 24, 2023
The Chamber Foundation's UpSkill-A-Thon awards 12 individuals with over $10,000
In partnership with Microsoft and Community Skills Initiative, the FMWF Chamber Foundation hosted its first UpSkill-a-Thon in North Dakota and the Minnesota counties of Clay, Becker, Wilkin, and Otter Tail. The competition was part of The Foundation’s Ignite initiative and ran from February 1 to March 31.
Tyler FischbachMonday, April 24, 2023
2023 Voices of Vision Recap
We were honored to welcome Marcus Luttrell to our community as this year's Voices of Vision keynote speaker. Luttrell has dedicated his life to be of service and inspiration, which he showed our community on April 20, when he shared his story with all who attended the Voices of Vision event. Thanks to the nearly 2,000 Chamber and community members and hundreds of military service members in attendance, Voices of Vision 2023 was a great success, whereas we could all be touched by Luttrell's inspiring story
Tyler Fischbach, Hannah AndersonWednesday, April 12, 2023
Eggs & Issues recap – Facing the future together: Energy and ag
On April 11, The Chamber’s Eggs & Issues series welcomed the business community to learn about and discuss recent history and trends of agriculture and energy. For the states of Minnesota and North Dakota, agriculture and energy are essential, defining sectors that power our states. With spring right around the corner, what better time to dive into agriculture and discuss what can be expected in the coming months?
Hannah AndersonTuesday, March 7, 2023
Eggs & Issues recap: New Americans in the Workforce
On March 7, The Chamber’s Eggs & Issues series welcomed the business community for a crucial discussion regarding our New American workforce and how our businesses can embrace and succeed alongside these talented groups. After a dedicated time to network, discuss and connect, attendees heard from a panel of representatives from various organizations and businesses to address the topic at hand.
Tyler FischbachFriday, February 24, 2023
Midwest Economic Outlook Summit - Signature Event Recap
In February, the Delta by Marriott in Fargo was packed full of Chamber and community members to hear from national keynote speakers and panels of regional experts as we discussed the future of our economy. Douglas Duncan of Fannie Mae and Ron Feldman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis pulled the curtain back and gave attendees an in-depth look at the current state of various facets of our economy, as well as their predictions for 2023. The summit was livestreamed to 25 communities across 5 states
Tyler FischbachTuesday, February 21, 2023
The Chamber announces new office location
The FMWF Chamber is announcing its official move from its current office within the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead to a temporary office location within the Cass County Electric Cooperative building in Fargo. The Chamber and the City of Moorhead have enjoyed a productive partnership for over two decades, working closely together to bolster the regional economy and foster business growth. The Chamber’s upcoming move marks another chapter, one that is founded on continued collaboration and regionalism.
Tyler FischbachThursday, February 16, 2023
Announcing Marcus Luttrell as 2023 Voices of Vision Speaker
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber announces decorated Navy SEAL, motivational speaker and best-selling author Marcus Luttrell as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Voices of Vision event on Thursday, April 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. Premier sponsor: Nodak Insurance Company.
Tyler FischbachMonday, January 23, 2023
The Chamber and MN Businesses Opposing Senate File 2 (SF2)
Currently, Senate File 2 (SF2) is moving through the Minnesota State Senate and is to be heard in the Senate Health and Services Committee tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. We are asking Senator Rob Kupec of District 4, who is a member of this committee, to oppose this bill, in an effort to keep payroll taxes low and to protect small and medium-sized businesses from burdensome mandates.
Tyler FischbachTuesday, January 17, 2023
The Chamber's 2023 legislative priorities for MN & ND
The Chamber has been working diligently in Bismarck since early last week to ensure that our area's voice, concerns and needs are heard as it relates to our most pressing challenges. Workforce was the topic of many bills this week; we actively advocated for the automation tax credit, workforce attraction dollars, career workforce academy funding, and support for NDSU and NDSCS.
Tyler FischbachMonday, August 22, 2022
Chamber names Richard Solberg 2022 Legacy Leader, announces Annual Celebration
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber has named Richard Solberg the recipient of the 2022 Legacy Leader Award. This prestigious award recognizes and emphasizes the important role and contributions of long-time local leaders in both shaping and serving the metropolitan community and greater region.
Tyler FischbachWednesday, August 3, 2022
The Chamber Foundation receives $9.62 million EDA grant
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber Foundation has been awarded a $9.62 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) Good Jobs Challenge Grant. The Chamber Foundation, in collaboration with backbone organizations such as Grand Farm Research and Education Initiative, North Dakota State College of Science, Emerging Prairie, University of Mary, and Workbay will bolster the region’s economy by developing the skilled workforce needed to support the regional agriculture, manufacturing and technology
Tyler FischbachTuesday, July 26, 2022
2022 ChamberChoice Resilient Business - Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Kayla KoehmstedtTuesday, July 12, 2022
2022 ChamberChoice Young Professionals Best Place to Work - Construction Engineers
Kayla KoehmstedtTuesday, July 5, 2022
2022 ChamberChoice Emerging Business of the Year - The Center for Plastic Surgery