• The Chamber Blog

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    One of The Chamber’s many programs, the Young Professionals Network, targets young professionals, offering training, development and networking opportunities for the future leaders of our community.

    Last month, the Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo class unveiled their Community Change Initiatives (CCI) projects. These CCIs apply and reinforce the skills and insights gained throughout the program while allowing participants a chance to envision, develop and bring to fruition real and lasting community change in collaboration with others. Each group presented their work and plans to the community at Eide Bailly before embarking on the annual Hidden Gems tour throughout town.

    Tucked into a Moorhead neighborhood is a gem many of you know – even if you don’t know you know! If you’ve ever sipped the frothy delight of a Bud Light around here, you know D-S Beverages and the work of the man at the helm. Doug Restemayer and the D-S Beverages team has been infusing quality beverage craftsmanship into our community since 1968. And they’re much more than just a beverage business from Moorhead.

    Our all-new fmwfchamber.com has been live for one whole month now! We hope you like it as much as we do. Now that you've had a chance to explore (and hopefully log in to your MIC), let us walk you through two NEW features just added to our members' online portals. Learn how to add your own events to our community calendar and enhance your company's listing in our business directory.

    It’s incredibly rare for a full-service Marriott hotel to be located in a metro community our size. Yet, Fargo Moorhead West Fargo is lucky enough to have one right in our backyard. You probably know the Delta by Marriott as the former Ramada. The transition to this exciting new brand was completed about two years ago.

    Check out the latest in public policy news, straight from our public affairs and advocacy coordinator, with updates in legislation, issues and bills we're watching in both states, as well as an updated on the FM Diversion.

    Our community needs your help! As yet another spring flood bears down on our region, the sound has been called for volunteer efforts on behalf of our cities to be proactive in this year’s flood fight. The Chamber is working with the cities of both Fargo and Moorhead to recruit volunteers to donate their time to help fill sandbags.

    The following businesses and entrepreneurs successfully submitted applications for this year’s ChamberChoice Awards, meaning they are now considered candidates in their respective categories. Make sure to register for this year’s awards luncheon to see who takes home the honors!

    Our all-new fmwfchamber.com is live! We invite you to click around and check out upcoming events, community statistics, membership and volunteer information, Chamber news and articles, and more. We're so excited to have a refreshed look with mobile responsiveness.

    Growth was a theme at this year’s Economic Outlook Forum, as 500 attendees learned what’s happening around both our state and nation.

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is the only organization of its kind in the community. Their mission is to support families whose children are receiving medical care in the area by providing home-like comfort, support and care.

    Enthusiasm and a spirit of collaboration exuded from the 2019 State of the Cities stage, where our region's four mayors gathered to share updates from their cities. With two newly elected mayors joining the panel for the first time, attendees got the hear how all our leaders are working for the betterment of our metro, what growth they've seen, and what their vision is for the future

    Tyrone Leslie is a family man. When he’s not playing dad to his two teenage girls, he’s living out his entrepreneurial dream of running a successful business. And actually, he’s running five. Tyrone is owner of Fargo-based homebuilder Heritage Homes and real estate company Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties.

    In December 2017, Congress passed the largest single piece of tax legislation since 1986. Now, as year-end approaches, many businesses are wondering how these new tax laws will affect them at the close of the 2018 tax year and beyond. Adam Sweet, Principal with Eide Bailly’s National Tax Office, shared how tax reform will affect 2018 year-end planning and beyond with a group of Chamber members. Here are a few of the highlights.

    For November's Eggs & Issues, Brig. Gen. Robert Becklund; Col. Darrin Anderson, and Maj. Christopher Olson, provided an update on the North Dakota National Guard.

    “The technology of tomorrow is happening today!” emcee Eric Piela of CoSchedule exclaimed as he kicked off the 2018 State of Technology. Throughout the event, several local innovators, plus three keynote speakers, took the stage to share the amazing tech happening around our nation.

    You might not think that a company that makes signs is exciting, but one look inside Office Sign Company, and you’d be surprised. This signage company has only been around for 10 years, but has experienced tremendous growth and success with a company culture that rivals the best.

    Last summer, Eide Bailly celebrated 100 years of serving clients through tax, audit and accounting services. But over the years, the firm has added a variety of specialty services and grown to be much more. Focused on innovation to evolve with industry trends and best serve their clients, they’ve become known as the trusted business advisors.

    If you are voting in North Dakota, before you head to the polls on November 6, be sure to take a look at the initiated measures on the ballot. There are four statewide measures that will be included on the November 6 general election ballot.

    One of the foundational pillars of our Chamber is advocacy. With election season upon us as we head into the 2018 midterms, we wanted to provide our members and the community the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates up for various seats on the ballot next month.

    It’s not just business as usual at Prairie Winds Veterinary Center. This companion animal hospital in south Fargo is a true community partner that offers innovative care for clients and a family-friendly atmosphere for staff.

    It's been another spectacular (fiscal) year here at The Chamber, and we had such a great time celebrating it all with you at our Annual Meeting yesterday at the Holiday Inn, sponsored by Midco.

    Fargo Moorhead West Fargo has always had a great education system. With three newly appointed superintendents each starting their positions in their respective districts, our k-12 educational landscape is a hot topic.

    Serving as the region’s only food bank, the Great Plains Food Bank plays a unique role in hunger relief in our community. By rescuing surplus food from the food industry, they ensure it safely gets into the hands of our hungry neighbors in need.