THANK YOU GOLD, SILVER, & BRONZE CHAMBER PARTNERS
For Being Highly Involved & Investing
In Your Local Chamber & Community!
Security State Bank
Otter Tail Power Company
Calla Lily Designs
Thrivent Financial – Carol Juul
Minnesota Motor Company
Lake Region Healthcare
Bank of the West
Schmidt Agencies – Farmers Insurance Group – Andrew Olson
Larson Insurance – Jamie Larson
Your Event Hub
~ This Weekend ~
Thurs Feb 4 ~
WCCO “Goin’ to the Frozen Lake” Live RADIO & TV Broadcast
Fri, Feb 5 – Sun, Feb 7 ~
Frostbite Festival Events Click Here!
Sat, Feb 6
23rd Annual Chamber Battle of the Businesses Bowling Tournament
~ Next Week ~
Mon, Feb 8 ~
$5 Cheeseburger Baskets @ Z103 Bar & Grill
Union Pizza & Brewing Co. Pitcher Night w/App Specials
Library Book Club
Tues, Feb 9 ~
A Practical Nursing Interest Meeting
Make your own Valentine Candle Holders!
Kids Eat Free At Perkins
Wed, Feb 10 ~
Chamber Ambassador Visits
Trivia @ The Spot Panini & Wine
VFW Post #612 N/A BINGO
Register for Social Dance
Thurs, Feb 11 ~
Living Well 101: Independence
Kids Eat Free @ the Z103 Bar & Grill
Live Music Thursdays – Union Pizza & Brewing Co.
Movie: based on “The Martian” by Andy Weir
Trivia Night at Socials Bar & Grill
Enter & Share Your Events Here!
Have You Witnessed or Received Excellent Customer Service Lately?
“Fergus Falls Star of Excellence.”
To nominate a person or business for the “Fergus Falls Star of Excellence” please call the Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at 218-736-6951 or email: Chamber@FergusFalls.com
Together we: belong. connect. succeed.
EcoWater Systems of West Central MN & Lakes Area
United Country Aasness Auctioneers
Kindred Family Focus
Fergus Falls Sertoma Club
“Business Expo” + 2016 = Business Exchange
Booth fees ($150) include 2 tickets to a networking luncheon at the Z103 Bar & Grill that day. Chamber Members receive a $20 discount. For details, please contact the Bigwood Event Center (218-739-2211) or the Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce (218-736-6951). Booth reservations and payments will be taken by the Bigwood Event Center.
Exchange business cards and put more change in your cash drawer.
“The Business Exchange” is a partnership between the Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Convention and The Bigwood Event Center.
Click Here for Booth Reservation Form
WCCO Radio & TV Are In Fergus Falls!
Watch the Fergus Falls Chamber Facebook page for locations of where WCCO will be!
Business Summit & Business Gives- March 16th
Registration Now Open!
11:00am “Connect 4 Networking” — bring business cards
12:00pm Welcome & Lunch
Organizational Updates: Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Economic Improvement Commission
Lunch: Beef medallions w/rosemary potatoes, vegetables, roll, beverage and dessert/coffee.
12:35pm Local Guest Speakers
Erin Smith, Fergus Falls Public Library Director
Nick Leonard, Otter Tail Co. Director of Economic Development and Tourism
12:55pm Dessert & Coffee
Chamber of Commerce “Business Gives” Recognition
Lisa Workman, Executive Director & Sean Sullivan, Board President
1:15pm Keynote Speaker:
Ben Winchester “Rewriting the Rural Narrative”
It seems the rural story has already been told. Small towns keep getting smaller. Churches, schools, clinics, businesses, and now post offices, have closed their doors as the lucky few migrate out to the big cities. This deficit framework dominates how we discuss and envision our rural communities. However, the story of rural America since 1970 is rich and diverse, with positive trends occurring under the radar. Learn how these important positive changes have been occurring across the rural landscape that require us to rewrite the narrative of rural community change.
Ben Winchester, Senior Research Fellow
U of MN Extension, Center for Community Vitality
Ben has been working both in and for small towns across the Midwest for over 20 years. He is trained as a Rural Sociologist and works as a Senior Research Fellow for the University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality and conducts research on topics surrounding a theme of “rewriting the rural narrative” that are vital to rural America. The first documents “newcomers” – the influx of 30-49 year old people – to identify the social and economic opportunities of this migration. The second research topic involves the analysis of rural community leadership, specifically examining the community-wide requirements to “keep the town running” through the public and nonprofit sector. The third is the impact of the baby boomer retirements on the rural housing supply. These positive trends show that rural communities show a resilience of which we should be proud.
“Connect 4 Networking” Prize Drawing
The event has been a partnership between the Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Economic Improvement Commission (EIC) for 12 years.
Business Summit Registration Here
Advance tickets only $20
Does Your Business Give?
Fergus Falls Area Business Gives is an excellent way for businesses to receive recognition from their peers and their community for the many contributions they make to their local community.
Businesses are recognized for giving cash and/or in-kind contributions to charitable organizations amounting to 2 percent or more of their pretax earnings. The program is based on the Minnesota Keystone ProgramSM Standard, criteria established in 1976 by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Best of all, because recognition is based on the percent of income given in cash and in-kind donations, a small business that gives $1,000 each year can receive the same recognition as one that contributes $10,000.
Your business can participate by completing the attached participation form and submitting it to the Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. On the form, you certify that during your business’ most recently completed fiscal year it gave at least 2 percent of its pretax earnings in cash and/or in-kind contributions to charitable organizations. (A calculation worksheet is available to help with calculating the 2%.) The only information about participants that is publicly released is the name, type of business and location.
In addition to being recognized in its local community, each business receives a letter of thanks and congratulations from the Governor of Minnesota.
If you have questions about Fergus Falls Area Business Gives, contact Lisa Workman at (218) 736-6951 or email@example.com.
Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
202 South Court Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Hours: Mon thru Fri 8:30am to 5pm
-Amie, LeeAnn, Lisa, Kate, & Jackie
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