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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?      

2016-09 - September 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 and buttons from Chamber members. Buttons only are available for $2 each. Terry Klages, Schad, Lindstrand, & Schuth, LLC, the Arlington Haus, Cenex, Double Tap Bowling, the Arlington Enterprise, and Neisen's Bar in Gaylord are all carrying raffle tickets and buttons. This is an incomplete listing; more will be added. 

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

Sponsor Letter 2016.pdf  Arli-Dazzle sponsorships are still being sought; Lyle Rud 507-964-5687.

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

A Three-Session Computer Course on the Use of QuickBooks will be held on Thursdays, October 27, December 1, and January 5 in the Computer Lab on the second floor of the Sibley County Courthouse in Gaylord.  For more information, view QuickBooks flyer.pdf  To register, e-mail newsom.amy(at)  or call 507-720-8586. 

A Dollar General franchise is open 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. Cemstone has purchased land just east of Scott Equipment and plans to re-locate there from downtown 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. Refer to the following for more information:  City Council Candidate Forum 

Country Style Accents, 105 4th Ave. NW, in Arlington will be open the weekend of November 11-13, December 3 (Arli-Dazzle), and the weekend of December 16-18.  The dates and hours definitely cater to holiday shopping. Please patronize this fine Chamber business!

The Next Arli-Dazzle Committee Meeting will be held TBA 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 24, at 6:00 pm at the Arlington Haus.  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)  Refer to the Fright Night link above.      

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, November 14, 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, November 11, contact 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

The ribbon was cut on September 30 at Las Palmas Restaurant in downtown Arlington! The owners/managers Fernando Gallardo and Vilma Mejia did the honors with the scissors. In the photo at top, a good number of Chamber members were present for the occasion. In the photo at bottom, the staff of Las Palmas Restaurant is shown. The restaurant is open everyday from 11:00 am - 9:30 pm and features a wide variety of Mexican dishes and several American food items.