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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?      

2016-06_-_June_Meeting_Minutes.pdf  Click on Information tab above for other minutes.

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

Flyer Leading_Sibley.pdf  Poster_Leading_Sibley_Together.pdf  Business people and the general public should take a look at this monthly series of topics to be offered around Sibley County during 2016-2017. Two different links are here. Registration closes on Monday, August 1.   

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

Arlington_night_out_Flyer.pdf  Check out the new event happening at Four Seasons Park on Aug. 2.

2016 Chamber Night at the Ballpark photos and commentary have been uploaded to that webpage. Click on the Events tab above.

Welcome to the Chamber's Newest Member!  A Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting were held at Country Style Accents, 105 4th Ave. NW,, Arlington, on July 8. Congratulations to owners Jason and Sondra Foster and their family! The business also became the newest Chamber member. Photos of this business and its ribbon-cutting will appear soon on this website. Go also to their website, www.countrystyleaccents.com 

A Dollar General franchise is being built 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.; 3-in-1 Early Learning Center will open for business around August 1 in the former renovated Arlington Market space. Flyers are posted on bulletin boards around Arlington. This new business will be the next ribbon-cutting opportunity for the Chamber!       

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. 

Congratulations to Chamber Member Atty. Carol Mayer who became President of the Arlington Lions Club on July 1. The Chamber wishes you and the Lions the best in the coming year! 

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, August 8, 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, August 5, 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.

Chamber member Jim Heiland, while getting his morning coffee at Kick's Bakery last week, took this photo of a group of bicyclists on their way from Seattle, WA, through Arlington, and on their way to Boston, MA!! All our thoughts and prayers go with these people for a safe and happy journey!