• 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.

  • Blandin Community Leadership Seeks Fergus Falls Area Participants

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    August 26, 2019
    Blandin Community Leadership Program Seeks New Participants
     
    Grand Rapids, MN (August 21, 2019) – As part of its commitment to strengthening rural communities, Blandin Foundation is making its Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) available to those who are engaged in the Fergus Falls area.
     
    This is the fifth time BCLP training has been available for the community of Fergus Falls. Examples of how BCLP alumni have used the strategies and skills learned in this training include: advancing community cooperation, addressing issues of ethnic and cultural diversity, promoting tourism, creating economic development opportunities, addressing the needs of seniors, dealing creatively with health, housing, and education issues, and violence reduction, among others.
     
    A committee of local residents is actively seeking applicants. All those interested in the future of the
    Fergus Falls area are invited to apply to participate in this nationally recognized program. Deadline to apply is Monday, November 11, 2019.
     
    Applications can be accessed and completed online at: leadership.blandinfoundation.org (Under Current and Upcoming Leadership Training, click on your community).
     
    Ultimately, a community cohort of 24 people will be selected to take part in eight days of training – a five-day residential retreat scheduled for January 27-31, 2020 at Sugar Lake Lodge south of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and three follow-up workshops scheduled for March 31, 2020, June 2, 2020 and July 28, 2020. BCLP is underwritten by Blandin Foundation, which covers all costs for training, materials, food, lodging and tuition.
     
    Additional information about BCLP can be obtained by contacting local BCLP alum:
    Jean Bowman at 218.205.1251/ jeanbowman@visitfergusfalls.com or
    Lori Larson at 218.205.5662/ lori.larson@minnesota.edu; or by contacting Blandin Foundation staff
    Becky Adams at 877.882.2257, ext 736/ rmadams@blandinfoundation.org or
    Senja Morque 877.882.2257, ext 732/ skmorque@blandinfoundation.org.

    Blandin Foundation, Minnesota’s largest rural-based private foundation is located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Our mission is to be a trusted partner and advocate to strengthen rural Minnesota communities, especially the Grand Rapids area. Our vision is healthy, inclusive rural communities.
     
    For additional information, contact:
    Becky Adams | Leadership Recruitment Manager | Blandin Foundation
    218.327.8736 | rmadams@blandinfoundation.org | www.blandinfoundation.org 
    Contact:
    Jean Bowman, Executive Director
    (218) 332-5425
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