Marketing Group

Marketing Efforts


In 2014, 2015, and 2016, the Chamber decided to sponsor a booth at the Sibley County Fair. The purpose of the booth was both to showcase the Chamber's upcoming big events, especially Arli-Dazzle, and to attract new business and individual members to join the organization. Since the Arlington Historical Society is a lifetime member of the Chamber, there was also information about its current fundraising efforts and a receptacle for donations. Small Business Saturday happened in November, 2014, and happened again on a smaller scale in November, 2015. Advertisements for the event and participating businesses appeared in both the Arlington Enterprise and the Sibley Shopper. Radio spots were heard on KNUJ-AM. The Chamber, along with the Arlington City Council and the Arlington EDA, purchased, and had MnDot install, two "Business District" signs with arrows along Hwy. 5 near the Main St. intersection.  A more recent collaborative effort with the City involved the updating of the two "Welcome to Arlington" signs on the Hwy. 5 entrances to Arlington. The Chamber paid half the total cost of this project and the City the other half. A new webpage has been initiated on this website to feature both new and not-so-new Arlington Chamber member businesses and to celebrate their significant anniversaries and milestones. A good number of local firms have been featured. In 2017, the Chamber formed and funded a new "Spring into Arlington" venture with its own Committee  Spring into Arlington.pdf  as well as taken over responsibility for the Arlington Farmers' Market held during the summer in the Community Center parking lot.. The existing Farmers' Market Committee continues on; a Farmers' Market webpage has been added to this website 2017 flyer.jpg A Chamber Marketing Committee has been re-created and gotten active; application for appropriate grants is one of its functions.  The Chamber was awarded a $7000 tourism marketing grant by "Explore Minnesota" in 2017.  Half of these monies must be used to market Chamber efforts out-of-state. Their website must be made accessible to users of this website; see the Homepage of this website.

The end of the 2015, all of 2016, and the end of 2017 have seen a good number of Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses. With three exceptions, all of these businesses have become Chamber members.

The Chamber is always open to new proposals and insights from members and non-members alike. Contact any member of the Chamber, or the Chamber Board, to do so.