• 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 Press Release

    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
    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: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    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
    Limitations and Postponements for Routine Outpatient Visitsto be Implemented Effective March 20 at All LRH and PRHHS Sites Due to COVID-19[Fergus Falls, MN and  Elbow Lake, MN] Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) and Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services (PRHHS) announced today that based on the most current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they are ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    [Fergus Falls, MN] Lake Region Healthcare announced today they have opened at a Respiratory Clinic on the main floor of their Fergus Falls Main Clinic. According to Dr. Erin Peterson, an Internal Medicine Specialist involved with COVID-19 preparedness, this area of the clinic has been partitioned off to be dedicated solely to serving patients who have Upper Respiratory symptoms. “The dedication of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    [Fergus Falls, MN and Elbow Lake, MN] Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) and Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services (PRHHS) are committed to providing the nine communities and surrounding areas we serve with timely and trusted information related to the COVID-19 outbreak.  What You Should Know Based on the latest information available to us we believe it is important to know: Science, medical ...read more
    Categories: 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
    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 coordination of communication, preparedness, and response ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    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: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    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: Community, Press Release, Economic
    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: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    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: Human Interest, Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Community news [Fergus Falls, Morris and Elbow Lake, MN] - As part of our efforts toward COVID-19 preparedness, Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) and Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services (PRHHS) have taken into consideration the recommendations made by the Surgeon General, the Minnesota Hospital Association, the American Hospital Association and the American College of Surgeons. In consultation ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Effective Friday, March 13th, Lake Region Healthcare, Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services, and Mill Street Residence are expanding visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All locations are now restricting visitors to one designated support person throughout your visit.  “After careful consideration, we made this ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    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
    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    SERVPRO® Encourages Alexandria Property Owners to Prepare Now for Severe Spring Weather Local disaster remediation specialist cautions warming temperatures threaten to trigger thunderstorms, snow melt, and flooding Alexandria, MN (Grassroots Newswire) March 11, 2020 - According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S.1 Trevor ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    [Fergus Falls, MN] As the CEO of Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) and having oversight of Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services (PRHHS), Mill Street Residence Assisted Living, our Cancer Care & Research Center and the nine community clinics we operate throughout the region, I want to reassure the people we serve that we are well-prepared to care for you and your families in the event the novel ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Presented by Springboard for the Arts and Corrector Records, ‘quiet citadel’ is an opportunity for Fergus Falls residents to explore the Kirkbride through sound. Former Hinge Arts artist Ryan Evans is hosting a gathering to share ‘quiet citadel’ at the Kirkbride on Saturday, April 11 at 1:00pm. Those interested are invited to meet at the tower for the 1-hour event, which includes a short ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    [Fergus Falls, MN] -  Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) announced today it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020.  “The distinction of achieving this ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    [Fergus Falls, MN] In light of the heightened public interest surrounding spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19 or 2019-nCoV), Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) and Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services (PRHHS) are assuring the public that they are working closely with local County Public Health departments, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    Fergus Falls, MN (Grassroots Newswire) February 24, 2020 -- Alan Olson, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Vista, Inc. announced today that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliate Charles Brue with the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award. "The Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award is an integral part of our brand's commitment to excellence and recognizes Charles's ...read more
    Categories: 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: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts
    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
    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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