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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. 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 2, 2017, parade unit registrations. Follow the directions; all information goes to Scott Sorenson, Parade Staging Coordinator. Scott is also looking for someone(s) to assist him with Parade Staging; contact him 507-964-5817.

What's Happening in Arlington?      

2017-03 - March Meeting Minutes.pdf  Click on the Information tab above for other minutes.

Spring into Arlington.pdf  Chamber member businesses in Arlington are strongly encouraged to participate in this new, fun event on Thursday, April 27, 5:00-8:00 PM. Refer to the poster above. The new Arlington Historical Society Museum in the old Fire Hall will be open for the occasion.

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

A New Farmers Market Webpage can be found under the Information tab above. Check it out!  

Photos of 2017 Honorees are presented on the Chamber Banquet webpage on the Events tab.

Local Chamber Business News:

  • A New Business is in process of moving into and setting up the space at 207 W. Main St. The merchant will be selling paintings and prints, all according to landlord Dave Hennies.
  • The Arlington Historical Society is shooting for a May 2017 Grand Opening of their museum in the Old Fire Hall in downtown Arlington. 
  • Ridgeview-Sibley Medical Center is planning for some construction/renovation in their building. They will re-build the gazebo out front in Memorial Park as well.
  • Chef Craig's Catering has been designated the exclusive caterer for the Crow River Winery near Hutchinson. The business will continue to cater many other events in the local area.     

Country Style Accents, 105 4th Ave. NW, is open next on the weekend of May 19-21.

The Next Arli-Dazzle Committee Meeting will be held on Friday, May 5, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room. This is a full committee meeting. New members are welcome! Come with ideas on adding one NEW feature to the 2017 Arli-Dazzle and Santa Day. It has already been decided to expand the ice sculpturing. 

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, May 8, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room.  Agendas will be e-mailed out out to members.  If someone did not receive one before May 8, contact Leah Prahl, Chamber President, 507-351-1324.    

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

Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce

P. O. Box 543

Arlington, MN  55307