• 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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    Monday, August 03, 2020
    To our Friends and Neighbors, As your local community-based healthcare provider, we have both the privilege and the obligation to be a trusted resource at all times, especially during this continued global pandemic, which became localized to us in mid-March. We will continue to share our perspectives on the COVID-19 outbreak, which appears to be a sustained health care event, and try to put ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    [Fergus Falls, MN] Mill Street Residence identified its first confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) this weekend. The positive case is a resident at Mill Street. In a written statement, the Director at Mill Street Residence, Mick Siems, stated: “For all of us here at Mill Street Residence, providing the best possible care and protecting the health and wellness of residents and staff is of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, July 24, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   July 23, 2020Fergus Home & Hardware Purchases The Country Store in Fergus Falls(Fergus Falls, MN) Fergus Home & Hardware is pleased to announce the purchase of The Country Store of Fergus Falls. The acquisition was finalized on Friday, July 17, 2020.  The plan is to have The Country Store products and services available exclusively at Fergus Home & Hardware starting ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Friday, July 24, 2020
    Curbside Pickup Event July 30  In order to assist with compliance of Executive Order 20-81 "Requiring Minnesotans to Wear a Face Covering in Certain Settings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19," the MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is providing masks for businesses and selected Chambers of Commerce across the state to distribute 4 million masks.The Fergus Falls Area Chamber ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, July 20, 2020
    By Chamber Presidents: Doug Loon, MN Chamber and Lisa Workman, Fergus Falls Chamber   It’s hard to tell where we are in the COVID-19 journey. Four months after the first case in Minnesota, the health risks continue, but businesses have endured state-mandated closures, decreases in consumer demand, supply chain disruptions and staffing challenges. Through it all, they’ve innovated and persevered. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Even more businesses, organizations and outdoor activities will begin to expand opening or open in Otter Tail County. As businesses began to develop their preparedness plans it became apparent that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was in short supply or required large quantities to place an order. In an effort to support these needs, Otter Tail County and Otter Tail Lakes Country Association ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, July 10, 2020
    “Pay it Forward Fund” Announces 14 Fergus Falls Business Grant Recipients  On behalf of Northern Contours and Business Development for Fergus Falls, the Pay it ForwardBusiness Support Committee is excited to announce that thirteen businesses were approved forgrants up to $2,500 to help heal from the economic effects of COVID-19 related closures.Committee members based their decisions on how each ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, July 09, 2020
    Maintaining Purpose -- Productive Alternatives featured in Enterprise Minnesota magazineProductive Alternatives and state caregivers plan return after coronavirus closures.R.C. DrewsJune 29, 2020During the first half of the 20th century, large institutions were the de facto standard for the treatment of people with developmental disabilities. In Minnesota, one of those facilities was the Fergus ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 08, 2020
    Minneapolis (July 7, 2020) - For the second year in a row, Bell Bank has been honored as the #1 Best Workplace (Large Companies) in Minnesota, as listed by the Minneapolis StarTribune. Bell was the only bank listed among the state’s best large companies.   Bell also received a special Direction Award, recognizing the company’s vision and people-first focus. The awards were announced during a ...read more
    Categories: 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
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