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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. 

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, new Parade Staging Coordinator. 

What's Happening in Arlington?      

2017-01 - January 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. Please respond to Leah Prahl if your business wishes to be part of the event.  Scroll down to the bottom of this page.

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

2nd Annual Expo Registration Form 2017.pdf  The Sibley County Community & Business Expo will be held at the Arlington Community Center on Thursday, April 20, 4:00-8:00 PM. Registration deadline is Monday, April 3rd. Food vendors are needed. For more information, contact Amy Newsom, Community Development Program Manager, 507-237-4117 or AmyN(at)co.sibley.mn.us  

Arli-Dazzle 2016 - From Santa's Sleigh - in long and short versions - are both viewable on the Arli-Dazzle Facebook page and on Terry Klages' Facebook page. Many thanks to Don Burgess of the Sibley S.E.R.T. team and his incredible cast of collaborators for putting these two long-awaited videos together from drone footage!

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

A NEW BUSINESS is moving into the vacant space at 207 W. Main during the month of March 2017. The merchant will be selling paintings and prints, according to landlord Dave Hennies. Kreft Cabinets is moving eventually from their 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 in 2017. Their downtown property is now listed for sale. Battcher and Aero Electric, 304 W. Alden St., Las Palmas Restaurante, 306 W. Main St., and Starry's Embroidery, 237 W. Main St. have all gone out of business. Ridgeview-Sibley Medical Center is still planning to expand and remodel the front hospital section of the building. Watch for further developments. The Arlington Historical Society is shooting for a May 2017 opening of their renovated museum in the Old Fire Hall in downtown Arlington. 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. This business, according to reliable reports, is also looking to start up a new restaurant at their property on the corner of Hwy. 5 and Gloria Dr. Good Samaritan Center and the Arlington Area Chamber welcome Krista Swoboda as Administrator and Tiffany Hewitt as Director of Nursing.    

Country Style Accents, 105 4th Ave. NW, is open the weekends of April 7-9 and 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, April 10, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room.  Agendas will be e-mailed out out to members.  If someone did not receive one before April 10, 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