• 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 Economic

    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    Funding During COVID-19Despite the economic uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, DAC and several of our funding partners remain focused on supporting small businesses with responsible funding.  We have made the following operational adjustment due to current conditions:Month to date (MTD) checking account transcripts are required with each submissionOutside of that we are still ...read more
    Categories: Economic
    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: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Lake Region Healthcare Foundation Establishes COVID-19 Relief and Response  [Fergus Falls, MN] March 27, 2020 – Today, The Lake Region Healthcare Foundation announced the establishment of its COVID-19 Relief and Response to assist the emerging needs of Lake Region Healthcare by ensuring our healthcare team can quickly respond to patient and clinical needs in the days and weeks to come. Monetary ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, 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: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, 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
    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: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    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
    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
    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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