• Welcome to Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

    The Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization which serves its member businesses and the community. We are located in the heart of West Central Minnesota’s premier lakes country destination, Otter Tail County. With its nearly 1100 lakes, rivers, streams and trails offering an abundance of recreational options, its a great place to grow your business.

    We serve as the lead advocate and resource for our members and to create partnerships that foster a healthy business climate.

  • News

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    Thursday, February 27, 2020
         The Otter Tail County Historical Society’s Coffee Klatch series continues on Friday, March 6, 10 a.m. with birding enthusiast Steve Millard.      When you talk with Steve if’s obvious he knows a lot about birds. He has always liked birds, but his interest took off in the early 1970s when his brothers gave him a field guide as a Christmas present. Over the years Steve records each new variety ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    The Fergus Falls City Council passed two resolutions Tuesday night in a short meeting at City Hall which provides them with options in the future for setting up a tax increment district at the former Mid-Am Dairy site. The first resolution passed involved certain findings with respect to substandard buildings. “By taking this action tonight, you, the council, are just declaring that those old ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    West Central Initiative (WCI) President Anna Wasescha is pleased to welcome Sarah Casey as WCI’s new director of strategic communications. Since 2012, Sarah has worked in public relations for Otter Tail Power Company, managing communications for many large-scale projects and initiatives. At Otter Tail Power Company, Sarah also provided leadership with sustainability reporting, crisis ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Chamber, Press Release, Papers/Research
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    American Federal employees earn annual team builder award  The Fergus Falls Sales Office of American Federal Bank has earned the bank’s highest team recognition honor — the “Annual Team Builder Award” — to cap off a banner year for 2019. Sales and marketing officer, Kent Anderson announced the recipient of the annual award at the bank’s ”All Employee Celebration” held at the Avalon in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce president Lisa Workman (left to right), CareerForce Minnesota rehabilitation area manager Eric Wittbrodt, Rep. Bud Nornes, M State president Carrie Brimhall, Fergus Area College Foundation capital campaign chair Steve Brimhall, Rural Minnesota CEP executive director Vicki Leaderbrand, Fergus Area College Foundation executive director Lori Larson and Fergus Falls ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    A longtime local and regional law firm, Pemberton Law, recently announced the election of associate Marc Sugden, to partnership status. “The firm is delighted to welcome Marc as the newest Pemberton partner” said Matt McGovern, administrator and a member of the firm’s executive committee. “This promotion reflects his hard work and strong legal skills. We congratulate Marc on this achievement ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Fun Facts
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    Lisa Rodgers’ commute to work is a little simpler than the average person’s: she walks upstairs. She purchased the building on East Junius Avenue in Fergus Falls in February. The building used to be a podiatrist office, and Rodgers and her husband, Jim, fixed up the basement apartment before turning the top level into her new shop, selling new and antique home goods. “We have the history all ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, February 20, 2020
    In conjunction with the Fergus Falls Fish & Game Club’s 100th anniversary, a new rotating display in the Otter Tail County Historical Society’s Dunlap Room features Group and Individual Conservation Organization Awards curated by Ruth Rondeau.    The exhibit reflects the many achievements made in the area of conservation in Otter Tail County through awards given out by nine state, federal and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    February 18, 2020 –Otter Tail County, MN– West Central Initiative (WCI) and Otter Tail County are working together with area employers to learn about the housing needs of the current workforce. To do so, these organizations are inviting employers to share a short survey with employees. The purpose of the project is to learn about the housing needs of the current workforce countywide.  Results from ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, February 17, 2020
    Jacquelyn (Jackie) Marquardt has been named associate banker at the Fergus Falls sales office of American Federal Bank. 
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Monday, February 17, 2020
    Financial representative Brian Riches recently purchased Barnard Mortuary at 119 N. Union Ave., to preserve a local historic property and to grow his business. Riches hopes this move will increase visibility and hire new staff to expand products and services.  
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Monday, February 17, 2020
    Dining Car #423 Steel Wheels will be closed temporarily while they restructure. Estimated Date - Mid March 2020 Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates.
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, February 17, 2020
    Exciting things are happening at the Z103 Bar & Grill. We are giving the bar a face lift with a fresh coat of paint on the walls! Out with the old in with the new! We are doing it in sections so stop in and check out the progress!
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community
    Monday, February 17, 2020
    Trent Wilson has been admitted as partner at Pickett & Demuth Ltd. Certified Public Accountants, a local accounting firm in Fergus Falls. Wilson is a Fergus Falls native and alumni of Fergus Falls High School. He graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting degree and in 2015 with a Master of Science in accounting and finance degree. Wilson ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce President Completes Third Year at Institute for Organization ManagementA Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce FoundationWASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Lisa Workman, President of the Fergus ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Monday, February 03, 2020
    COWORK Fergus Falls is pleased to announce we've added Notary Services to our list of member benefits. All monthly and punch pass members receive FREE Notary Services on site as part of your membership benefits.  Non-members or community members can still conveniently access Notary Services at our location for a small fee. 
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, December 12, 2019
    Partnerships make our community stronger and we appreciate your partnership with us. In 2020, we are collaborating with The Daily Journal to sell advertising, produce and distribute our monthly newsletter, “Chamber Update.”  The “Chamber Update” is well-read and effective marketing tool for businesses and organizations to reach residents in Fergus Falls as well as business decision-makers. In ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Property Tax Rebate Program for New Single and Two-family Homes  IntentThe purpose of the Otter Tail County Tax Rebate Program is to encourage the construction of new primary residence single and two-family housing units and to encourage replacement of dilapidated housing structures within Otter Tail County between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2022.  Eligible ParticipantsAny person who ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Music, Massage, and Making Essential Oils Among Activities  (FERGUS FALLS, Minn.) – Live acoustic music by Ty Stortroen will set the stage for a special Self-Care Workshop hosted by Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) for their Living Well Education Series next month. The session will be held at the Fergus Falls Public Library Community Room beginning at 4:30pm on Tuesday, December 3rd.  “In the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, September 23, 2019
    Panel Discussion will Provide Education on Antibiotic Resistance(FERGUS FALLS, Minn.) – Renae Lien, Pharmacy Director and Sarah Brunn, Infection Prevention Coordinator will lead a panel discussion on Truths and Myths About Antibiotics for the October Living Well Education Series session sponsored by Lake Region Healthcare (LRH). The session will be held at the Fergus Falls Public Library Community ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, August 22, 2019
    Reign In Your Fall Routine Topic of 1st Session(FERGUS FALLS, Minn.) – Kary Sytsma, a Certified Health & Wellness Coach and Nutritionand Dietetic Technician-Registered, will be the featured speaker in the first Living Well Education Series for the season sponsored by Lake Region Healthcare (LRH).  “We are excited to bring back our series for a fourth year,” said Natalie Knutson, Wellness ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
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