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  • Community offerings, needs & resources

  • This page highlights the great things our community members and businesses are doing to support each other. From yoga classes to professional business resources. If you have something you would like to share with the community, please email us!

  • Community Business Resources Community Business Resources

    Dawson Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
    A Coronavirus update for employers.
    Read PDF


    Eide Bailly
    Here is a quick breakdown of SBA loan options available and how to apply. More COVID-19 resources and info from Eide Bailly.


    Emerging Prairie
    Emerging Prairie, in partnership with gener8tor announced a new initiative supporting North Dakota small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Under the North Dakota Emergency Response Program, small businesses, startups, freelancers and nonprofits will have access to a free, week-long webinar series designed to identify and leverage critical resources in order to weather this ongoing public health crisis.


    Fargo Ergonomics
    Fargo Ergonomics is an ergonomic grant provider. Grant dollars in the amount of $5,000- $50,000 are available to cover and/or offset the expense to ND companies for installing ergonomic equipment for their EEs. These grant dollars are not advertised but are available through WSI applications. ND businesses are encouraged to apply on their own. More info at www.fargoergo.com and application can be found here.


    Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau
    COVID-19 community information and updates.
    View page


    Forum Communications
    To show our support for local businesses, Forum Communications has established a one million dollar MATCHING grant to assist locally-owned businesses with marketing during this challenging time.
    View page


    Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corp.
    COVID-19 business resources and information hub.
    View page


    Legal Benefit Consultants of North Dakota
    If you are looking for an alternative to getting a lawyer to get your questions answered and needing a retainer and would like to try something new like 24 hour access to a lawyer check out what legalsheild has to offer.


    Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead
    The Local Business Hotline is your chance to showcase your business at no charge on The Mighty 790 KFGO, Y94, FROGGY 99.9, 104.7 DUKE FM, 740 The Fan and 101.9 JACK FM. If you are a local business owner, manager or authorized employee call (701) 660-0788 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week and leave a 30 second message about your business. This is your opportunity to tell the Red River Valley who you are, what you do and how to get in touch with you.
    Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead’ Creative Director and Creative team will listen to the voicemails each day, edit them into a professional commercial and we will broadcast your message to hundreds of thousands of listeners on our radio stations, mobile apps, smart speaker devices and on our social media channels.
    Read PDF | 701-660-0788


    Northstar Technology Group
    This comprehensive page offers assistance for businesses, including remote work security, tools, technology and other resources.
    Visit page


    Rasmussen College
    During this unprecedented time, Rasmussen wants to show our continued support for local businesses and the community. With this in mind, we are now offering eRasmussen Professional Certificates with no costs or fees through July 2020.*
    Visit site | Use promo code TIMETOLEARN to get started on your continued professional education.


    Thryv
    Thryv offers tools that can keep you connected with your customers.  You can start receiving online payments, accept online appointments, generate email marketing campaigns and access other communication capabilities to help you stay top of mind with your customers.
    Thryv Assistance Offer | Thryve Adapt tools | Small business program | Grant program

  • Essential Needs and Volunteer Opportunities Essential Needs and Volunteer Opportunities

    Cass Clay Hunger Coalition

    We are a coalition comprised of cross-sector organizations that aim to reduce hunger in our communities and contribute to actionable change around food security, food access, health, and awareness of hunger in our area. As COVID-19 has shown us, our neighbors are in need, now more than ever before, and finding the right resources can be one of the most challenging barriers to getting food assistance for families. As un- and under- employment challenges are still in front of us, we wanted to ensure that employers in the area have access to resources to help support their employees and their families.
    Learn more


    Comfort Keepers

    We are in need of Personal Protective Equipment.
    701-235-6706


    DMF Helping Hearts

    We have repurposed our Giving Hearts Day platform to launch a COVID-19 Crisis Response platform for our local charities in need.
    Donate today | See charity survey results


    Great Plains Food Bank

    Now more than ever, we need volunteers during this critical time. We are continuing to welcome volunteers into our warehouse under heightened sanitary conditions.
    Volunteer here


    Prairie St. John's

    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are looking to increase our cleaning and sanitation supplies as we expect shortages to occur very soon. As such, we are looking to local businesses to help mitigate these shortages. We are specifically looking for Hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol), surgical masks, N95 masks, gowns, faceshields, gloves (preferably non-latex) or any personal protective equipment (PPE). 
    701-476-7200


    United Way of Cass-Clay

    United Way works to help our community every day – and especially in times like this. We know that the recent events mean even more of our neighbors will need help. That is why we have created the Coronavirus Response Fund. These funds will go to trusted community partners that are assisting individuals and families who have been hit hardest by this pandemic.


    Valley Senior Services - Meals on Wheels

    The Meals On Wheels program provides one hot, nutritious meal per day for those ages 60 and older who are home-bound and meet eligibility standards. Volunteers are needed to deliver meals Monday - Friday throughout the counties we serve.
    Volunteer here


    Vitalant

    We are looking for healthy people to consider coming out and donating blood, including first time donors. The CDC, FDA, Surgeon General of the United States have made it clear that there is concern about the state of the blood supply, and we need to get people out to donate.
    Visit website or call 877-258-4825


    YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties

    COVID-19 Meal Program
    During these uncertain times, the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is providing suppers and snacks around the community to help ensure that children don't go hungry. We want to help kids continue to be healthy in spirit, mind, and body by providing them access to healthy, nutritious meals, which are made available in partnership with the State of North Dakota and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

    Starting Monday, April 13, suppers and snacks will be distributed to-go-style every weekday FREE of charge to children ages 18 years and younger at eight locations in the FM area.  

    For more information including locations and distribution times, please see attached press release or visit us online.

    Essential Personnel Child Care
    The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is extending a hand to the community during this time by offering child care to all essential personnel. These services are being offered to both YMCA members and non-members. This will allow essential staff to continue keeping our community healthy, safe, and thriving.

    This care is available to children of emergency first responders such as police force, firefighters, medical personnel, city or county staff responding to the crisis, grocery store staff, and others providing critical services to the community during this time. Click here for a full list of positions considered essential personnel.


  • Deals, Offers and more Deals, Offers and more

    BeMobile

    Right now the safest way to support local businesses is to buy gift cards to help them today and be able to visit them again later when regular shopping can start back up. BeMobile wants to reward you for supporting them today with a free gift card from us when you submit your receipt! Gift card purchases will be matched up to $25.


    BNG Team

    Purchase any of these #NDSmart items and 100% of the profits will be donated to those affected in our area!


    The Chamber

    Here are Hot Deals posted by our members.


    Clean Harbors

    COVID-19 and infections waste disposal.
    More information


    Delta by Marriott

    Offering discounted room rates, off site office space, discounts for essential workers and more.


    FargoBiz by Fargo Underground

    Find shops & businesses in Fargo-Moorhead.


    Go/Do

    This free mobile app provides listings of restaurants, daily specials, online events, and other community resources that can help people in times of need.


    Hawthorn Suites

    We understand how much your team's work environment can impact productivity. That is why we are offering the opportunity to reserve rooms at our hotel for your team members to work in their own private, sanitized space - free from distractions.
    See full PDF


    Heartland Payment Systems

    Offering capital, mobile pay, online ordering, and e-invoicing. Free online ordering for your business for 90 days.
    See full PDF


    LSS Financial Counseling

    LSS Financial Counseling is available to MN residents. For appointments and scheduling, please reach out to us via phone or online.


    Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead

    The Local Business Hotline is your chance to showcase your business at no charge on The Mighty 790 KFGO, Y94, FROGGY 99.9, 104.7 DUKE FM, 740 The Fan and 101.9 JACK FM. If you are a local business owner, manager or authorized employee call (701) 660-0788 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week and leave a 30 second message about your business. This is your opportunity to tell the Red River Valley who you are, what you do and how to get in touch with you.
    Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead’ Creative Director and Creative team will listen to the voicemails each day, edit them into a professional commercial and we will broadcast your message to hundreds of thousands of listeners on our radio stations, mobile apps, smart speaker devices and on our social media channels.
    Read PDF | 701-660-0788


    My Place Hotels

    Between now and May 31st, guests can help support first responders across America by using promo code Help Our Heroes to book stays between April 13th and December 1st, 2020. For each qualifying reservation made during this time, My Place Hotels of America will donate 5% of the cost of the room, exclusive of taxes, to First Responders Children’s Foundation. Booking must be made directly at the hotel or via the My Place Hotels of America website at www.MyPlaceHotels.com


    National Hospitality Services

    Offering special rate for first responders:
    Emergency Medical | Law Enforcement | Firefighters | Military 
    (Government rate with an additional %15 off)
    See full PDF


    Plains Art Museum

    We are sharing a series of virtual programs and resources for all ages.
    Learn more


    Rasmussen College

    During this unprecedented time, Rasmussen wants to show our continued support for local businesses and the community. With this in mind, we are now offering eRasmussen Professional Certificates with no costs or fees through July 2020.*
    Visit site | Use promo code TIMETOLEARN to get started on your continued professional education.


    Red River ReCell

    $20 off all devices and discounts on repair services.


    Silicon Plains, LLC

    Silicon Plains is donating our time toward businesses who might be struggling with their technology and working from home. If you need help or know someone who does, call 701-390-9876.


    Window Works

    Now offering complimentary virtual consultations. Shop from the comfort & safety of your home.

  • Health & Wellness Health & Wellness

    Action For Happiness

    Our monthly calendars are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world. Click a calendar below to download - you can find other language versions there too!


    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    With the increased anxiety around the COVID-19 outbreak, AFSP National created a digital toolkit containing resources such as advice, guidance, content for social sharing and public messages. You can also view this toolkit at afsp.org/Covid19. It's so easy to get overwhelmed with all the information out there. It's great to have a hopeful space.


    Handwashing Resource Page


    Inspire Health and Wellness Spa

    We are offering free Facebook Live yoga classes on our Be INSPIRED FM Facebook group. Invite your friends to join!


    Lakeland Mental Health Center

    Now providing all services using telethealth and telephonic methods to minimize health risks to our clients, staff and our communities. You do not have to put your behavioral health needs on hold.


    The Village Family Service Center

    A blog by therapist Kim Douglas, "Anxiety Can Be Contagious, Too." Kim has some good reminders and suggestions for us all.

    "How Teletherapy Could Help You During COVID-19." A blog featuring therapist Shauna Erickson and Dr. Spencer Reid.


    YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties

    We are continuing to provide our members and the community with virtual workouts and activities from the comfort of your home, like group fitness tutorials, science experiment demos, and more!
    Read more.

  • Shopping Shopping

    Beyond Running
    Curbside pickup available. Free local deliveries or shipping.

    BNG Team
    Purchase any of these #NDSmart items and 100% of the profits will be donated to those affected in our area!

    Carol Seefeldt/Wired Up!
    Online shopping and gift certificates are available! 
    Creative Wire Design provides you with unique gifts and beautiful home decor. Each piece is individually hand-crafted, so no two are exactly alike.

    Drekker Brewing Company
    Drekker Brewing Company, Fargo Underground, and the FM Area Foundation are
    teaming up to raise funds for out of work hospitality industry workers in the Fargo-Moorhead
    area. Drekker Brewing Company is brewing a beer called “All Together” that will raise money and lend
    a hand to bar & restaurant workers who have been laid off or had their income drastically
    reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The beer is being brewed this week and they’re hoping it’ll
    be available for sale in late April.
    Read PDF

    Ellen Jean Diederch/Givinity

    Ellen Jean Diederich is foremost a unique Neo-Impressionist. Her work embodies the heartland of America. She paints the beauty of everyday life. From farms and fields to the cities and streets she captures hope and beauty in the world.

    Elizabeth Schwankl/Artrends Gallery

    Specializing in custom artwork and framing for homes, businesses and churches.

    FargoBiz by Fargo Underground
    Find shops and businesses in Fargo-Moorhead.

    Fargo Mattress
    Offering curbside pickup, in-town delivery, and private showings by appointment. 

    Jade Presents

    Jade Presents not only produces live entertainment, but we also provide stability to local businesses, venues and nonprofits with our events. You can still support these efforts by purchasing a gift card and joining us for an upcoming show. And in spite of these times, there is still more to come. Check out our current list of shows and events.

    Kindred People
    Online shopping and free shipping.

    Office Sign Company
    Online shopping, curbside, delivery and shipping available.

    Thunder Coffee
    We are also selling craft beer, coffee beans, t-shirts, and kids crafting kits.

    Tradehome Shoes
    Our online store is up and ready to go!


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  • We will continue to send important COVID-19 updates to our community and chamber members via email. If you are not receiving our communications, consider joining our Advocacy in Action and eBridge list on this page.


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  • YMCA: Freestyle Barre workout!


  • YMCA: HIIT/Yoga​

  • The Red River Zoo - virtual visit

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  • Local Restaurants and more

  • Here is a guide to local restaurants who are ready to serve you with pick up and/or delivery options! Your support is appreciated and significant. Check out these great options!

    See list >>


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  • COVID-19 Updates & Business Resources

  • On behalf of our mayors, businesses, and communities and valued members, The Chamber and The Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation are working together to provide the most crucial and beneficial information for you. Here you will find important guides, links, executive orders, details on Small Business Administration relief loans and much more. Please continue to refer to this page for all timely updates and resources.

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  • Employers & Employees

     


    If you're looking for business resources and COVID-19 updates, 
    visit this page.

  • April anniversaries