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    Monday, January 18, 2021
    Area mayors talk challenges, successes at 2021 State of the Cities

    Challenges, opportunities, growth, goals and successes from the past year were discussed by our area’s mayors at January’s State of the Cities event. Xcel Energy’s Tony Grindberg emceed. Our local leaders discussed everything from pandemic response and impact, taxes, infrastructure and area amenities, diversity and inclusion initiatives, career workforce academies, flood protection, and opportunities for collaboration. Some of the highlights from each city are below.

    Amanda Huggett

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    Higher education overview and updates from institution presidents: Eggs & Issues recap

    Our region’s higher education institutions are integral to the vitality of our community, and with a combined power of 35,000 students, they have an impressive economic impact and fill valuable workforce needs. We gathered at December’s Eggs & Issues to talk to the presidents of the five largest institutions – those that make up the Tri-College partnership – to learn more about each of their initiatives, successes and updates.

    Amanda Huggett

    Friday, September 18, 2020
    Highlights from our 10th Annual Celebration

    It was a virtual party last month as we rang in our 10-year anniversary as a merged chamber and celebrated with a new format for our ‘Annual Meeting,’ where we shared laughs, reflections and inspiration and honored some of the amazing individuals in our community.

    Amanda Huggett

    Monday, July 13, 2020
    Overview of the impact of oil in our region

    Just one day before July’s Eggs & Issues on the oil industry’s economic impact on our region, news broke that a federal judge had ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down and be drained—an announcement that made this discussion that much timelier and relevant.

    Amanda Huggett

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    Panel shares how workplaces can support diversity & inclusion

    At June's Eggs & Issues, we explored how our workplaces can best support a diversity and inclusion through our missions, strategies and practices. Moderated by Moorhead Mayor and M State Director of Equity and Inclusion Johnathan Judd, panelists shared their personal experiences as well as professional advice, and included Colette Campbell, SVP/Director of Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion, Bremer Bank; Dieumerci Christel, Founder & CEO, Enlight; and Kelsey Gordon, Operations Program Manager,

    Amanda Huggett

    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Talk on trends, tech at Economic Outlook Forum

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

    Amanda Huggett

    Friday, January 11, 2019
    State of the Cities 2019 Highlights

    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

    Amanda Huggett

    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Highlights from the 2018 Annual Meeting

    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.

    Amanda Huggett

    Monday, September 10, 2018
    Area K-12 Education Update: Eggs & Issues Recap

    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.

    Amanda Huggett

    Friday, August 10, 2018
    Details on our downtown developments

    At our August Downtown Developments-focused Eggs & Issues, we welcomed in three community leaders to share about our three downtown communities. These three leaders gave an excellent presentation regarding the growth, challenges and exciting plans for our vibrant downtowns.

    Katie Mastel

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Frank Abagnale presents on "Stealing Your Life"

    Yesterday, former con man turned FBI consultant, speaker, author and inspiration for the famed movie Catch Me If You Can, Frank Abagnale visited Fargo to present to an audience of about 1,000 people on how to protect themselves from fraud and scams.

    Amanda Huggett

    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Honoring the 2018 ChamberChoice winners

    It was an afternoon with the stars at last week's 2018 ChamberChoice Awards luncheon at the Delta by Marriott, where we honored a new group of businesses, non-profits and entrepreneurs in our community. James Cunningham returned as emcee.

    Amanda Huggett