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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?      

2016-05_-_May_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...

Flyer_1_Leading_Sibley.pdf  Poster_Leading_Sibley_Together.pdf  Business people and the general public should check out this monthly series of topics to be offered around Sibley County during 2016-2017. Two links here. 

Weekly_Events_Ad_July-Sept_2016.pdf  Check to see what is on tap at the Arlington Market.

Chamber Night at the Ballpark:  Go to that webpage on the Events tab for the 2016 date and time.

Breakfast on the Farm:  Go to that webpage on the Events tab above for seven 2016 photos!  

Welcome to the Chamber's Newest Member!  A Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting were held at Maverick Automotive, Hwy. 5 and Main St., on Tuesday, June 28. Congratulations to new owners Peter and Latosha Tuma! The business also became the newest Chamber member. Refer to the bottom of this webpage for a couple of photos. More will appear shortly on "Featured Arlington Businesses" on the Events tab above.

Recent Arlington Business News:  Jason and Sondra Foster have purchased Country Style Accents (former dry cleaners) at 105 4th Ave. NW.- renovation is underway with the business scheduled to open on Friday, July 8, at 10:00 am - watch for a Ribbon-Cutting in July; 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 on the SW corner of Hwy. 5 and Baker St.

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. Renovation is proceeding on the inside of the building. The name of this business is 3-in-1 Early Learning Center, and it will open for business sometime in July. Flyers are posted on bulletin boards around Arlington.    

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 is doing upgrades elsewhere in the building. 

No Bingo on Sunday, July 3, at the Arlington Haus due to the holiday weekend.

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on July 11, 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, July 8, 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