• 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 for Community

    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    To our friends & neighbors, On Sunday March 29, we received news from Otter Tail County Public Health that a patient from Otter Tail County tested positive for COVID-19. At the same time, we also received report of the first positive test case from Douglas County. While we have been preparing for a potential local outbreak for several weeks, this puts new urgency to our efforts and makes the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    EXCEL PLASTICS AND SHORETEX PRODUCTS PARTNER WITH LRH & GFF TO PRODUCE CRITICAL SUPPLIES FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE  (Fergus Falls, Minn.) - Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) and Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) are pleased to announce a joint partnership with local manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  Hospitals across the country are ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Due to the Stay-at-Home executive order for the state of Minnesota, there are some updates to our hours and availability for the next couple of weeks!Midwest Insurance Agency' s doors will be closed to walk-ins effective at noon, Friday, March 27th until further notice.However, we will still be available by phone, email and fax if you need to make any changes, make a payment, or have any ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    LRH and PRHHS Implement Additional Visitor Restrictions Due to COVID-19  Effective Thursday, March 26th, Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) and Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services (PRHHS are expanding visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  “We have made the difficult decision to restrict all visitors at our hospitals ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    As a result of the COVID-19 school closures, Our Lady of Victory School will host its Kindergarten registration event online via Zoom. The online Kindergarten registration will be held Tuesday, March 31 at 4:00pm. You can sign in to the meeting using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/805383006Meeting ID: 805 383 006. Please note that if you are using a cell phone, you will be asked to download ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Virtual Appointments a New COVID-19 Friendly Alternative to In-Person Clinic Visits at LRH and PRHHSVirtual option keeps patients connected to providers amidst clinic closures & limitations  [Fergus Falls, MN and Elbow Lake, MN] Beginning Monday, March 23rd at Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) and Wednesday, March 25th at Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services (PRHHS), virtual appointments will be ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    West Central Initiative establishes 2020 Resiliency Fund to respond to regional COVID-19-related needsOrganization provides initial $25,000 into the fundWest Central Initiative (WCI) has established the 2020 Resiliency Fund to respond to immediate COVID-19-related needs and the long-term recovery of west central Minnesota. WCI is supporting the fund with an initial grant of $25,000. The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Fergus Falls, MN ­ Federated Church, Fergus Falls, is serving as the fiscal host and receiving the much-needed donations needed to operate the Community Food Shelf on an interim basis. “Because the City was able to get the Food Shelf operating temporarily, new funds are needed to purchase the food,” said Reverend Doug Dent, Federated Church. “Regular Food Shelf funds are not available for the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Governor Tim Walz announced on Friday that YMCAs across Minnesota, including the Fergus Falls YMCA, have partnered with the State to provide school-age child care amid efforts to slow COVID-19 transmission. "Despite the recent mandate to temporarily close our recreational facilities, the Fergus Falls YMCA has continued to serve our community when they need us most," said Executive Director Eric ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, Education, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Community, Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    A message about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Victor Lundeen Company Fergus Falls— March 20, 2020 We have recently learned that Clay County had its first confirmed case of COVID-19, so the virus is nearly on our doorstep here in Otter Tail County. We have evaluated all COVID-19 updates while formulating a plan for hours and means of operations going forward. We are being mindful of our social ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    We value the trust you place in Nelson Auto Center every day as you see us for your vehicle service and sales.  We wanted you to know the proactive approach we are taking during this cold and flu season.  We want to have a safe and pleasant environment for both you and for our staff.  We are following the CDC guidelines in responding to this current virus.  We take pride in our store and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    DO NOT OPEN If you get an email that looks like this from a "Fergus Falls Business Recognition "
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Helping Minnesota Businesses during COVID-19Starting soon businesses can apply for SBA low interest loansWe care deeply about your business and are actively working with state and federal partners on measures to assist businesses through this unprecedented time.DEED is regularly connecting with business leaders from around Minnesota to offer information, hear their questions and ensure we are ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    LRH to Implement Screening Process to Enter Their Facilities  [Fergus Falls, MN] In our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of our staff and our community, effective today, all patients and visitors will be screened prior to being allowed to enter any of Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) facilities. This includes our hospitals, clinics (Fergus Falls Walk-In Clinic, Main Fergus Falls ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    West Central Initiative selects four area organizations to receive Community Changemaker Grants  WCI is accepting applications for spring round of Changemaker Grants    FERGUS FALLS, MINN — West Central Initiative (WCI) approved $24,000 in Community Changemaker Grants to four area organizations to positively impact their communities. This spring, WCI approved grants ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Social Distancing: A call to action from your healthcare team Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) and Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services (PRHHS) are your aligned community-based healthcare organizations with locations in nine communities and who collectively serve the healthcare needs of an area roughly 80 miles by 80 miles. At this time of fast paced change and uncertainty, we are active in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Park Region and its affiliates (Otter Tail Telcom, Rothsay Telephone Company, and Valley Telephone Company), herein referred to as Park Region Companies, have been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very closely, and we’re implementing actions to protect the safety of our employees, customers, and network integrity. Internet and phone connectivity are a necessity for our daily ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Message from Supt. Jeff Drake: As we face the uncertainties of the coronavirus, the health and safety of the Fergus Falls School District’s students, staff and community continue to be our primary concern. This morning, Governor Walz announced the closing of Minnesota Public Schools and charter schools serving pre-K through 12th grade due to the coronavirus. In response, the Fergus Falls ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Effectively Immediately Friday, March 13, 2020 10:45 a.m. The Minnesota State High School League is immediately cancelling the Girls Basketball State Tournament. Additionally, all Boys Section and State Basketball Tournaments have been cancelled. Section Speech Tournament events for the week of March 15-21 have been postponed indefinitely. Additional details and information on other upcoming ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    Fergus Falls Event Hosts,   We are thrilled to kick off a tourism micro grant opportunity – up to $1,000 to help YOUR event be a huge success. We know you’re experts in hosting your activities, so we’ll leave that to you. But if you could use some programming or promotional funds AND if your event brings visitors to town who stay in our hotels, this is just what you need.   Details, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    Aura Fabricators Inc., a local manufacturer both woman and minority owned, produces anything from steel bridges and other structural steel components to ornamental metal work, is proud to announce national certification as a women’s business enterprise, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). President Jasmine Sonmor says, “I’m proud to be a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, 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
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