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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, and to her assistant Scott Sorenson. 

What's Happening in Arlington?      

2016-08_-_August_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.... 

Arli-Dazzle Raffle_Poster_16.pdf  Buy $10 raffle tickets starting in October from Chamber members. Terry Klages currently has some tickets and buttons in his possession. So does Kevin Lindstrand at Schad, Lindstrand, & Schuth, LLC in downtown Arlington.

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

Sponsor Letter 2016.pdf  Arli-Dazzle sponsorships are now being sought; deadline is October 1.

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

Sincere Condolences to Arlington Haus Chamber Members Denise and Debbie Swenson, their families and many friends on the recent death of their brother Donnie in St. Paul, MN! Funeral services will take place on Monday, October 3, in St. Paul. To send a card or note of condolence, address it to: Denise and Debbie Swenson, P. O. Box 334, Arlington, MN 55307.  

Chamber Member and Former Arlington Mayor Dave Czech celebrates his 80th Birthday on Friday, September 30!  Dave has contributed very greatly to the life of the City of Arlington and to the area community over the past many years. He was Mayor of Arlington from 1999-2006, later served as a member and Chair of the Ridgeview-Sibley Medical Center Board, and also served as a member and Chair of the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm Finance Council.  He was a high school teacher and coach for a long time earlier on in his life.  He and his wife Dee have also worked with the Sibley County Food Shelf on a volunteer basis for many years.  Dave now keeps particularly busy with Dee visiting and caring for their two grown sons Bob and Steve and families, being involved in local politics, and being a member and past Recorder for the St. Arthur Council of the Knights of Columbus. Dee and he also do a fair amount of travelling.  Birthday cards, written notes, and gifts can be sent to the following address: Dave Czech, 309 SE 5th Ave., P.O. Box 205, Arlington, MN 55307.     

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. Las Palmas Mexican restaurant recently opened in the former space of Side Dish and Triple E's Restaurants next to the Dugout Bar. A Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned there for Friday, September 30, at 5:00 pmCemstone has purchased land just east of Scott Equipment and plans to re-locate there from their downtown property in 2017.

The 2016 City Council Candidate Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 25, from 7:00-8:15 pm at the Arlington Community Center. The Chamber sponsors this program every two years when elections roll around. Candidates this year for three seats are incumbent Council members James "Ben" Jaczewski and Jennifer Neuesse and newcomers Adam Cowell and Tom Hatlestad. Refreshments and informal gathering with the candidates will follow the program.  

The Next Arli-Dazzle Committee Meeting will be held on Friday, October 14, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room.  All Committee members are urged to be present.

The Next Fright Night Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, October 10, at 6:00 pm at the home of Pam and Wayne Maiers, 705 W. Chestnut, Arlington.  All 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.      

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, October 10, 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, October 7, 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