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The Chamber gets things done through a force of more than 500 active volunteers who generously donate their time and talents. Put your Chamber membership to work – be involved in a committee! The Chamber has a committee to fit your profession, business or personal interest.

Thank you to the Chamber’s valued volunteers who make our progress possible, and their member-firm employers that allow them to contribute their time and talents to the Chamber.


Agribusiness committee: An extension of The Chamber’s public policy efforts, the Agribusiness committee serves as a collective voice of businesses and leaders to represent agriculture as a key industry in the metro and Red River Valley. The group advocates at all levels of government when needed and educates to spread awareness of the impact of agriculture throughout the region.
                Chair: Brian Ingulsrud, American Crystal Sugar
                Staff Support: Elly Peterson, Government Affairs & Advocacy Coordinator
                (Meets at 8 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month)
                Agribusiness Committee Roster


Ambassadors - Member Relations

Ambassadors – Member Relations: Serves as the member retention arm of The Chamber, assists with recruitment and retention of member firms, assist with special events designed to promote member involvement and helps to retain members through personal contact, information, encouragement and support. The committee specifically welcomes and assists new Chamber member firms. Learn more.
                Chair: Erica Johnsrud, Ronald McDonald House
                Staff Support: Mickayla Thompson, Member Relations Coordinator
                (Meets at noon on the first Wednesday of each month)
                Member Relations Application Form | Member Relations Roster


Ambassadors - Public Relations

Ambassadors – Public Relations: Serves as the public-relations arm of the Chamber, providing groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new and expanding businesses; assists with recruitment and retention of Chamber member firms and assists with special events designed to promote general Chamber member involvement. Learn more.
                Chair: Patty Mastel, Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation
                Staff Support: Mickayla Thompson, Member Relations Coordinator
                (Meets at noon on the third Wednesday of each month)
                Ambassador Application Form | Public Relations Roster | Ribbon Cutting Form


Business Training

Business Training: Plans and coordinates The Chamber’s Business Training series for Chamber members designed to enhance the success of our community's businesses through a variety of targeted, practical and cost-effective training events. Learn more.
                Chair: Angie Ryan, Network Center Inc.
                Staff Support: Bobbi Rehder, Events Coordinator
                (Meets at noon on the fourth Wednesday of each month)
                Business Training Roster

Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo

Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo: Plans and conducts an annual leadership program for adults that provides participants with an opportunity to develop or enhance their personal leadership skills, network with business and community leaders and learn more about themselves, the Chamber, their community and servant leadership concepts. We ask that individuals complete a leadership program (Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo or another) prior to joining this committee. Learn more.
                Chair: Megan Stoner, Marco
                Staff Support: Samantha Gust, Professional Development Coordinator
                (Meets at 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month)
                Leadership FMWF Roster


Military Affairs

Military Affairs: Fosters a community of support for the men and women of our military and the missions they carry out on our behalf. To recognize these courageous individuals, the committee plans activities to raise awareness in the community for the work that they do and provide opportunities for the community to thank them for their outstanding accomplishments. The committee also has a keen eye on advancing public policies that will advance our region's military units. Learn more.
                Chair: Brian Shawn, American Red Cross - Red River Valley Chapter
                Staff Support: Elly Peterson, Government Affairs & Advocacy Coordinator
                (Meets at 11 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month)
                Military Affairs Roster


Public Affairs

Public Affairs: The Public Affairs committee is the advocacy arm of The Chamber. The committee consists of a cross-section of Chamber members who are committed to preserving the integrity of the business climate by advancing sound policies and a stable regulatory environment for the business community to thrive. Working to assess initiatives with regional significance, sub-committees of the Public Affairs committee include Regulatory/Tax/Budget, Transportation/Infrastructure, Work Force/Education, Health Care, Metro Cooperation, and Energy and Natural Resources. Learn more.
                Chair: Marshal Albright, Cass County Electric Cooperative Inc.
                Staff Support: Elly Peterson, Government Affairs & Advocacy Coordinator
                (Meets at 8 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month)
                Public Affairs Roster


Women Connect

Women Connect: This committee plans, schedules and coordinates the program aimed at enhancing a woman’s professional and personal life by giving them the tools and resources to utilize at work and at home, as well as a network of other professional women. See upcoming events.
                Chair: Jodi Heilman, Coach My Brand
                Staff Support Bobbi Jo Rehder, Events Coordinator
                (Meets 3:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month.)
                Women Connect Roster


Young Professionals Network

Young Professionals Network: Plans, schedules and coordinates quality, cost-effective training programs and networking events that enhance the personal and professional development of young professionals employed by Chamber member firms and helps to connect them to the Chamber, community and each other. Subcommittees include Professional Development, Membership Engagement, Corporate Cup and Social. Learn more.
                Chair: Amanda Carlson, State Farm Insurance
                Staff Support: Samantha Gust, Professional Development Coordinator
                (Meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month)
                Young Professionals Network Roster

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