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.
2016-11 - November 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 2016 - From Santa's Sleigh - in long and short versions - are both viewable on both the Arli-Dazzle and Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages. 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! Enjoy!!
Arli-Dazzle 2016 Photos are posted as a set on the bottom of the Arli-Dazzle webpage. Many, many thanks to Jim and Chris Heiland, their friends, and others throughout the Arlington area for providing these memories of this event!
1 on 1 Web Design Services for Sibley County Businesses are available for a $25 fee. Mike Feterl, technology instructor at Sibley East Schools, will come to a local business for up to three hours to create or refine websites and social media, including Facebook. For more information and to register, check 1-1 web support flyer.pdf
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 this year. Their downtown property is now listed for sale. Battcher and Aero Electric, 304 W. Alden St., had a "Going Out of Business" Indoor Sale in early December. This business has been an Arlington institution and a Chamber member for a long time. Las Palmas Restaurant, 306 W. Main St., and Starry's Embroidery, 237 W. Main St., have both recently gone out of business (the latter at least at its Arlington location). The Arlington Enterprise and the Sibley Shopper both have a new owner (Karin Ramige). Ridgeview-Sibley Medical Center is still planning to expand and remodel the front hospital section of the building. Watch for further developments in 2017. The Arlington Historical Society is shooting for a May 2017 opening of their renovated museum in the Old Fire Hall in downtown Arlington. Congratulations to Chef Craig's Catering who has been designated the exclusive caterer for the Crow River Winery near Hutchinson. The business will continue to cater many other local events (see photos below).
The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, February 13, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room. Agendas will be e-mailed out out to members. If someone did not receive one by February 10, contact Leah Prahl, new 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