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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?      

2017-05 - May 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.... 

A New Farmers Market Webpage can be found under the Information tab. Note: The Farmers Market opens for the second time this season at 4:00 PM on Monday, June 26. 

Prizes for Chamber Night at the Ballpark: Chamber members should contact Terry Klages by July 5. Thanks already to Ridgeview-Sibley Medical Center, Good Samaritan Care Center, and KGLB-AM. 

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: For some displays inside the new Arlington Historical Society Museum, go to "Featured Arlington Businesses" on Events tab. A ribbon-cutting photo is seen there as well.

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; July 1.
  • Double Tap Bowling and Sports Bar will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning May 8 but will have regular hours Wednesday-Sunday, according to owner/operator Tony Woehler.
  • 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 next open the weekend of July 7-9, according to co-owner Sondra Foster. This will be the business' 1 Year Anniversary.

The Next Arli-Dazzle Committee Meeting will be held on Friday, August 11, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room. All present Committee members and any new people are invited to attend. The meeting usually lasts one hour. Agenda will focus on getting ready for Labor Day Launch and other developments.    

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, July 10, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room.  Agendas will be e-mailed out out to members.  If someone did not receive one by July 7, 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