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Welcome

Welcome to Arlington, home of Arli-Dazzle: Probably THE LARGEST lighted Christmas parade in Minnesota, Breakfast on the Farm, Fright Night on Halloween, and Chamber Night at the Ballpark.

Arlington, founded in 1858, has evolved into a great place to visit for family fun, friendly people, and so much more.

From its early German beginnings, Arlington residents have been known for their generosity and friendly hometown attitudes. We invite you to discover the businesses, attractions, organizations, and most importantly the people who make Arlington a special place to live.

The Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, incorporated by the State of Minnesota on June 3, 1982, is an organization of local business people and private individuals devoted to promoting the vitality of Arlington's economy/businesses and the overall life of the community as a whole.

We invite you, in particular, to check out the various Chamber business websites on the Members page (see above) of this website.  Click on any business name listed in blue print. 

Use the new electronic Parade Registration icon in the upper right corner of the Arli-Dazzle webpage for December 3, 2016, parade unit registrations. Follow the directions; all information goes to Sue Schmidtbauer, Parade Staging Coordinator. 

What's Happening in Arlington?      

2016-03_-_March_Meeting_Minutes.pdf  Click on Information tab above for other minutes.

City of Arlington  By-the-month calendar of official City and other Community Center events.... 

Arlington Enterprise  By-the-month calendar of the Arlington Enterprise; use mouse on blue areas...

Announcements Regarding the Site of the 2016 Breakfast on the Farm and the Date for Chamber Night at the Ballpark:  Go to those Events webpages on the tab above. 

Recent Arlington Business News:  Maverick Automotive (formerly Quast Oil) on the corner of Hwy. 5 and Main St. has new owners Peter and Latosha Tuma, is open, and remains a full-service station with new gas pumps to be installed in May; Jason and Sondra Foster have purchased Country Style Accents (former dry cleaners) at 105 4th Ave. NW; a Dollar General franchise will locate in town on the NW corner of Hwy. 5 and Cty Rd. 17; Kreft Cabinets is moving eventually from their longtime downtown location to another site under renovation on the SW corner of Hwy. 5 and Baker St. Watch for a ribbon-cutting in May for Maverick Automotive!  No date is set yet.

The Arlington Meat Market Building has been sold to Steve and Elia Peterson of Arlington for use as a before school and after school Latchkey program site. The front Main St. side of the building has undergone changes. The Arlington Area Chamber wishes Elia much success in this new venture!    

Welcome to the Chamber's Newest Member!!  Ottomotive Tire and Repair is Open, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F), 306 5th Ave. NW, Arlington. The owners are Pat and Jenny Otto. The phone number is 507-964-2025.  There is no website for this facility, but it does have its own Facebook page. Stop in to meet Pat who is a Certified Master Trained Technician through his previous employment! For photos and comment, go to the "Featured Arlington Businesses" webpage on the Events tab.     

Welcome to Another New Chamber Member!  McLeod Cooperative Power, based in Glencoe, has recently joined the Arlington Chamber.  Resident Bob Thomes serves the local area.

Effective April 18, Double Tap Bowling and Sports Bar has new hours:  Mon.-Wed. Closed; Thurs.-Fri. 5:00 pm until close; Sat.-Sun. 2:00 pm until close.  Owner Tony Woehler will be doing repairs and upgrades to the bowling equipment over the summer months until fall leagues resume.  He also contemplates upgrades elsewhere in the building. 

No Sunday Afternoon Bingo at the Arlington Haus on either Mother's Day, May 8, or Memorial Day Sunday, May 29.  There will be Bingo on May 15 and 22. Jackpots are big - $450 and $1000!! 

The Arlington Farmer's Market, which begins on Monday, June 6, 4:00-7:00 pm in the Community Center parking lot, is in need of vendors.  If interested in becoming a vendor, contact the Arlington City Office 507-964-2378. 

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, May 9, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room.  Agendas will be e-mailed out or handed out to members.  If someone has not received one by Friday, May 6, contact President Derek Hahn 507-964-2246.    

The Mailing Address of the Arlington Area Chamber never changes.  It is:

Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce

P. O. Box 543

Arlington, MN  55307

This photo comes from Henderson, MN. What applies to small businesses in Henderson also applies to small businesses in Arlington!!