The Chamber announces temporary office location
Moorhead, Minn. (February 21, 2023) – 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.
The Chamber has operated as a merged organization serving the entire Fargo-Moorhead region since 1998. Through the years, The Chamber has played a critical role in the growth and prosperity of the region, working alongside all cities throughout the metro and beyond.
With over 1,980 members now, The Chamber’s growing reach, impact, initiatives and goals require a larger physical location. “Let me begin by saying, The Chamber is extremely grateful to the City of Moorhead for their support and continued partnership,” said Chamber President & CEO Shannon Full. “The need for The Chamber to relocate is due to the great progress we are making as a region, and our need for a larger space as we increase our capacity.”
Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson said, “The partnership between the City of Moorhead and The Chamber is strong, and we wish The Chamber the best in its service to businesses and communities in the region.” Additionally, Moorhead City Manager Dan Mahli said, “The City of Moorhead appreciates the 25 years that it was able to lease space in the Hjemkomst Center to The Chamber.”
After sending out a formal RFP in November of 2021 regarding The Chamber’s need to identify or build a new permanent location, The Chamber selected the proposal to co-locate on the same property as the FM Convention and Visitors Bureau (FMCVB) to build a Center for Business and Commerce. The Chamber continues to work diligently on this project and will be entering the next phases, including vetting the project with donors and a formal capital campaign.
While the planning and the construction for the new building next to the FMCVB continue to unfold, The Chamber is excited to be temporarily locating in the Cass County Electric Cooperative building on the intersection of 32nd Ave S and 42nd St S in Fargo. This location offers significantly more space for operations and includes meeting and conference spaces that will be utilized for select Chamber events and member-related activities.
“Our board and staff are extremely grateful to Cass County Electric Cooperative for their continued investment in The Chamber and their willingness to partner on this creative solution. As we look to the future, we are excited to build upon the strong foundation that we have laid as a regional organization,” remarked Shannon Full. “The Chamber is committed to serving our entire region and membership, and we will do so, regardless of our physical location.”
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