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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 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 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?      

Members and friends of the Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Economic Development Authority (EDA), and City of Arlington held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pilot Training Centers in the Arlington Industrial Park on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 12. Prior to the ceremony, the group was given a tour of the diesel exhaust fluid blending facility, and short remarks were made.

Christmas Market Vendor Application.pdf  Download this form for Christmas Market (see above).

2017 Arlington Fright Night Flyer.pdf  The official flyer of Fright Night on Oct. 31, 5:30-7:00 PM.

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

2017-09 - September Meeting Minutes.pdf  For other minutes, go to the Information tab above.

Welcome to the Chamber's Newest Member - Aly's Art by Hand Etc.!  This new business, located at 207 W. Main St. in Arlington, features portraits in pencil or leather, hand-tooled leather art, antiques, vintage and second-hand items, used musical equipment, guitar strings, Watkins products, etc.  Hours of operation: M-by appt. only, T-F 10-6; Sat. 10-5. Sun 12-4 or by appt.  Ph. 507-291-4578. Chamber members are invited to a ribbon-cutting on Halloween at 10:00 AM.    

The Breakfast on the Farm Committee is looking for a host/hostess for the 2018 Breakfast on the Farm.  Call Tiffany Brockhoff 507-351-4937.

Small Business Saturday comes up on November 25. Please contact Chamber President Leah Prahl to indicate if your business will be open all or part of that day.  Leah(at) (or) President(at)   

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 21.
  • 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. 
  • Country Style Accents, 105 4th Ave. NW, is next open the weekend of November 10-12, according to co-owner Sondra Foster. The business will also be open on Arli-Dazzle day, Saturday, December 2, and the weekend of December 8-10.  

The Next Arli-Dazzle Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9, noonat the Emergency Services building meeting room.  All Committee members are urged to be present.      

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, November 13, 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 Next Fright Night Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 PM at the Arlington Haus.  Beverages and food are Dutch treat.  New people are always welcome to attend.

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 Scarecrow Field along Hwy. 5 on the north side of Arlington has sprung to "life!" Arlington and Chamber business displays can be viewed through Nov. 1. There is lots of room available for more scarecrows; contact Phyllis Kroehler at Stu's/Reflections to indicate your desire to obtain a spot 507-964-2570.