The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of nearly 2,000 private, public and non-profit member organizations representing more than 109,000 people. One of the largest local chambers in the Midwest, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.
The Chamber promotes economic growth and prosperity for business and its members through leadership in advocacy, education and engagement.
The Chamber is the leader in ensuring the growth and prosperity of our regional business community and members.
- Establish the region as a full-service metropolitan marketplace.
- Be a bold voice for business through strong thought leadership and a rich policy agenda.
- Build a place of belonging to best serve members’ interests.
Year in Review
What is a chamber, anyway?
A chamber of commerce is an organization of businesses seeking to further their collective interests while advancing the community, region, state or nation. The very first one began in 1599 in France! The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was created in 1912 after President William Taft suggested the need for cooperation between business and government.
The Fargo Chamber of Commerce was established in 1879, and merged with Moorhead in 1997, followed by West Fargo in 2010. Today, ours is the largest local chamber in both North Dakota and Minnesota.
A collective voice matters through an association like a chamber matters because we can do more together. With your support, we can work for you, for the community. We know that a strong business climate is essential for economic growth and prosperity as a region.
Membership with The Chamber is an investment in you, your employees, your business and your community. It means you join a group of the biggest organizations, along with the small businesses that are the backbone of our community, to become a force working for the greater good of the region.
While the organizations that join are considered our “members,” it also means that all employees of those organizations are also members! And that means those individuals are entitled to specific benefits, just because of where they work.
What are businesses saying about their Chamber membership?
“Your events are top-notch, and we’re proud to put our name on those. I don’t think there’s a better way to get our name out in the community than to be a sponsor of a Chamber event. There are so many people in our community that go to Chamber events. It’s bigger than just our business; it’s the business of the region. It’s so important to network and be in the room with a quality group.
There are a few places I’ve met high-quality people, and The Chamber’s Leadership program is one of the places I’ve met some of the best people in my life. I have people in many industries now that went through what I went through, that I respect and can visit with.
We’re pretty active in the legislative side too, we’ve gone to Bismarck with The Chamber. The legislative work The Chamber does is really important to the business community.”
- Kurt Lysne, Moore Engineering, Inc.
“Being a Chamber member has so many benefits. The resources offered provide networking opportunities, exceptional leadership seminars and professional development opportunities that are not only inspiring, but empowering, and has helped our organization grow!”
– Kim Pladson, TNT Kid's Fitness
“The Chamber has helped me grow my network in Fargo-Moorhead. It really made being in town for school to being in town as a professional a nice transition. I love being involved with The Chamber!”
– Erica Johnsrud, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley
“The Chamber gives me the opportunity to stay plugged into what is happening in the business community, and it’s a valuable vehicle to foster a network. It keeps me connected.”
– Gregory Wald, Moore Engineering, Inc.