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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. To assist Scott with Parade Staging, call him 507-964-5817.

What's Happening in Arlington?      

An outdoor Christmas Market is coming in 2017 to Arli-Dazzle! Set up in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church, the market will feature many lighted booths that are selling homemade Christmas crafts and arts as well as baked goods. There is space for up to 60 vendors in the parking lot. For more information, contact Julianne Shaw 507-380-1047.

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

2017-08 - August Meeting Minutes.pdf  For other minutes, go to the listing at the Information tab.

Tourism Business Resource Summit.pdf  A Sibley County Tourism Summit will be held at the Henderson RoadHaus on Thursday, September 28, 6:00-8:00 PM. Speakers, discussion, and food.  

Chamber Secretary Tiffany Brockhoff is the winner of the free tuition drawing for Leading Sibley Together in 2017-2018. Congratulations, Tiffany, and enjoy the program! 

Local Chamber Business News:

  • The Arlington Historical Society has opened their museum in the Old Fire Hall in downtown Arlington to the public on the first and third Saturday mornings of the month from 9:00 AM - Noon, according to Society secretary Dwight Grabitske. Next date; October 7.
  • Double Tap Bowling and Sports Bar is now celebrating its 2nd Anniversary. A wall was built inside to separate the bowling alley area from the bar area and front entrance.  
  • Ridgeview-Sibley Medical Center is embarking on some construction/renovation in and outside of 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 next open the weekend of October 13-15, according to co-owner Sondra Foster. The business will not be open in September.

The Next Arli-Dazzle Committee Meeting will be held on Friday, October 6, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room. All Committee members and new people are invited      

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, October 9, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room.  Agendas will be e-mailed out out to members.  If someone did not receive one, 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