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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 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?      

2016-07_-_July_Meeting_Minutes.pdf  Click on the Information tab above for other minutes.

City of Arlington  Monthly calendar of City, Chamber, and Arlington Community Center events.... 

Weekly_Events_Ad_July-Sept_2016.pdf  Take a look at what is on tap at the local Farmers' Market.

Arli-Dazzle Raffle_Poster_16.pdf  Buy $10 raffle tickets soon at area Chamber businesses.

Other_2016_Arli-Dazzle_Raffle_Prizes.pdf  There are more prizes than printed on the poster.

2016_Arlington_Fright_Night_Flyer.pdf  Help needed for setting up and conducting this event!

Welcome to the Chamber's Newest Member!  A Ribbon-Cutting ceremony was held at 3 in 1 Learning Center, 329 W. Main St., on Friday, July 29. Congratulations to owner/operator Elia Peterson and her husband Steve Peterson! This business opened the last week of July. For a photo of the ribbon-cutting, scroll down to the bottom of this page. For more photos, go to "Featured Arlington Businesses" on the Events tab above. 

A Dollar General franchise is being built on the NW corner of Hwy. 5 and Cty Rd. 17, and Kreft Cabinets is moving eventually from their longtime downtown location to a site on the SW corner of Hwy. 5 and Baker St..  

The Next Fright Night Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, at 6:00 pm at the Arlington Haus. All present Committee members and anyone else interested in working on this event are welcome to be present. For more information, contact Pam Maiers 507-351-8466 or pamelarhea(at)outlook.com  Refer to the link above.      

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 is doing repairs and upgrades to the bowling equipment over the summer months until fall leagues resume. He also is doing upgrades elsewhere in the building as well as stepping up his business marketing efforts and trying to hire one or two new employees by fall. Regular fall-spring schedule resumes on Monday, September 12

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room.  Agendas will be e-mailed out out to members.  If someone has not received one by Friday, September 9, 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

Two newly redesigned signs welcome motorists and bicyclists to the City of Arlington along Hwy. 5. This project is a joint effort of the City and the Arlington Area Chamber. Local Boy Scouts, under the leadership of Eagle Scout candidate Thomas Battcher, are shown working on the landscaping surrounding the sign on the southwest entrance to the City.

A fairly small but really good mix of well-wishers were present for the Ribbon-Cutting ceremony at 3 in 1 Learning Center late Friday afternoon, July 29. This business caters to pre-school age children and is open roughly eleven hours on weekdays 6:30 am - 5:30 pm. Elia Peterson is shown holding the scissors. Husband Steve stands next to her.