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Park Christian Begins School With Completed Renovation, $5.3 Million Expansion

The expansion started in May 2018

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Park Christian is home to more than 430 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The school’s staff says you can expect that number to go up in the future though, meaning the campus will have to keep up. “We’re trying to transform our building to make it more accessible for more families to come here. We’re anticipating…

Chamber of Commerce Launches Fueling Our Future Initiative

The intiative focuses on the pillars of people, prosperity, and place

FARGO, N.D. — The Chamber and Economic Development Corporation are spearheading a new initiative, with the public and private sectors working together to make the local economy stronger. The three pillars the Fueling Our Future Initiative will focus on are people, prosperity, and place. “It’s putting the needs of the community above the needs of your own individual organization. It’s that ability…

LIVE: “Professionals Of Color” Program Aims To Increase Diversity In Business

New Program Comes From F/M/WF Chamber

  Alyssa Ralston joins Adam from The Chamber to tell us about a new program to increase diversity in the business community. The “Professionals of Color” program is offering development and networking opportunities. That includes social events, professional development, education and service opportunities. Ralston says the response to the group has been very encouraging. The Chamber held a kick-off event…

LIVE: Young Entrepreneurs Set For Shark Tank Panel

Students Asking Business Leaders For $ To Launch Businesses

  Young Entrepreneurs Academy Program Coordinator Katie Ralston tells us how the next generation of entrepreneurs will try to get their start next week. The Y.E.A. lets students come up with their own business ideas to pitch. This is the fourth year for the program, and plenty of student businesses are still thriving from years past. This year’s crop of…

Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Hoeven Host State of Technology Conference

The conference highlighted technological innovations in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Leaders from the technology world gather at the State of Technology conference hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven. “This is the third wave of North Dakota’s growth and development. Number one, agriculture, number two, energy, number three tech entrepreneurship, and when we’re as well–known nationally and beyond, for tech entrepreneurship as we…

Danica Patrick Motivates Business Leaders at Chamber’s “Voices of Vision”

Patrick was the first female host of the event, which is in its ninth year

FARGO, N.D. — In her time behind the wheel, Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an Indy Car race and the first woman to have a lead in the Indy 500. However, before she achieved her glory on the race track, Patrick had to believe in herself in order to make her dreams happen. “I didn’t have a job….

More Than 30 Candidates Interact with Voters at Chamber’s “Cracker Barrel”

The fourth annual event gives voters a chance to meet people running for office

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With three weeks left until Election Day, 38 candidates took part in a unique event to make their case to potential voters. Office seekers from Cass and Clay Counties, as well as the two North Dakota US House candidates, went from table to table to talk with community members as part of The Chamber’s Cracker Barrel. People could…

LIVE: Young Entrepreneurs Academy Helps Students Start Businesses

Chamber Helping Students Learn How To Start A Business

  Katie Ralston with the Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo Chamber joins Adam to tell us how students can learn to start their own businesses. The Chamber is hosting the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) for the fourth year. The 25-week course helps middle and high school students learn what it takes to start and run a business. Local business owners join in and…

Small Business Week Puts Small Businesses in the Spotlight

Small businesses make up over 98 percent of businesses in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — National Small Business Week, which runs from April 29 to May 5, celebrates the role that small businesses have throughout the nation. Small businesses have a huge impact on the local economy, making up over 98 percent of all businesses in the state and employing over half of employees in North Dakota. “From a North Dakota economy…

Local Magazine Celebrates With Ribbon-Cutting

Midwest Nest features all things home design, art, and culture

FARGO, N.D. — A local magazine celebrates joining the Fargo–Moorhead–West Fargo Chamber with a ribbon–cutting. Midwest Nest magazine includes stories all about home design, art, and cuisine. The staff celebrated in a house built by Designer Homes, which was featured in the magazine. Midwest Nest has won three silver ADDY Awards from the American Ad Federation of North Dakota. The magazine…