Slide 1 Slide 1 Slide 1 Slide 1

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 Spring into Arlington.

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. Refer also to our two Facebook pages: Arli-Dazzle - and - Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce.

Use the electronic Parade Registration icon in the upper right corner of the Arli-Dazzle webpage for December 1, 2018, Parade Unit, 5K Race, and Christmas Market registrations.  Follow the prompts.

What's Happening in Arlington?      

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

2017-12 - December Meeting Minutes.pdf  For other minutes, go to the Information tab above.

Chamber Dues are payable now to Chamber Treasurer Kevin Lindstrand.  After January 1, a surcharge has been added.  Refer to a recent e-mail message in December from the Chamber.

Nominations for Chamber Awards are being accepted by the Arlington Area Chamber. These awards, to be  presented at the Chamber Recognition Dinner tentatively set for Tuesday, March 20, include Chamber Member of the Year, Community Member of the Year, and Friend of the Chamber. Nomination letters should be presented either to Kurt Menk  kurtm@arlingtonmnnews,com  or to Bob Thomes or Derek Hahn by Friday, February 2.    

Aly's Art by Hand Etc. LLC is temporarily CLOSED!  The business is moving to 108 7th Ave. SW in Arlington and will advertise when it re-opens.  For info or an appointment after January 31, call 507-291-4578.

A $7000 Tourism Marketing Grant has been received by the Arlington Area Chamber from Explore Minnesota.  The grant is good for the entirety of 2018, and at least half of it must be spent on advertising efforts out-of-state.  The Chamber is deeply appreciative to Explore Minnesota for this monetary award and to County employee Amy Newsom who prepared and submitted it!  As a condition of getting the grant, the Chamber must establish a direct link with the organization www.exploreminnesota.com   

Local Chamber Business News:

  • The Arlington Historical Society has opened their museum in the Old Fire Hall in downtown Arlington.  Dwight Grabitske stated that the next opening is; May, 2018, date and time TBA.  The Society has recently received a special grant to determine how to best proceed with renovations to the ceiling and lighting.  Another needed grant will fund the actual work.  
  • Ridgeview-Sibley Medical Center is in the midst of a major renovation to the front of the hospital section of the building.  Urgent Care and Emergency Room facilities are receiving much of the work.  Ambulances will have a covered space to load and unload patients.
  • Good Samaritan Society-Arlington has recently created the position of Assistant to Administrator.  Chamber Secretary Tiffany Brockhoff has accepted this position.  There is currently no on-site Administrator in Arlington, so Tiffany is now overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Center.  The Chamber extends best wishes to her!  

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, February 12, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room.  Agendas will be e-mailed out out to members.  If someone did not receive one, contact  President Matt Nelson in Glencoe 320-864-2010.      

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

Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce

P. O. Box 543

Arlington, MN  55307

www.exploreminnesota.com  Click on this link to access their website.