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Bulletin Board – June 2018


Craig Whitney

President & CEO
Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce

We want to thank all the nominees, candidates, sponsors and attendees at last month’s ChamberChoice Awards Luncheon and congratulate the seven winners of the 2018 awards. It’s so inspiring to see such a strong spirit of entrepreneurism, innovation and collaboration in this community.

We also recently graduated our third class of Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) students, as well as nearly 40 professionals from our Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo program. Each individual devoted time, effort and creativity into their projects and into our business community. Congrats, grads!


Pat Traynor

Executive Director
Dakota Medical Foundation

In April, nearly 800 people gathered at the YWCA Cass Clay’s annual Women of the Year event to celebrate the accomplishments of women in our community. The positive energy in the room was palpable. You could see it on the faces and feel it in the smiles as we experienced the joy of supporting the Women of the Year nominees and the women the YWCA serves.

Year after year, the YWCA demonstrates how important charitable organizations and these accomplished women are to the life and health of a community. They understand the critical need for purpose and set an example every day for women across the region with great success. I’m grateful to live in this amazing community that generously supports charities like the YWCA that provides us all with purpose, meaning, and the opportunity to serve and care for one another.


Tim Beaton

Executive Director
Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation

We want to thank our generous donors who, throughout the years, have given unrestricted and field-of-interest gifts to the community foundation. These donations allow us to respond to changing community needs year after year by providing funding in the form of grants to nonprofits working in the areas of:

  • Arts, Culture & Creativity
  • Basic Human Needs
  • Community-Building
  • Education
  • Women in Leadership
Kristi Huber

Kristi Huber

United Way of Cass-Clay

A heartfelt congratulations to the newly awarded winners of our 10 LIVE UNITED Awards that we announced at our LIVE UNITED Awards and Annual Meeting event in March. We are grateful for your commitment to your community and proud to life you up and celebrate all that you have accomplished.

We also encourage you to visit our website and check out our newly released list of the United Way’s “Top 50 Most Generous Workplaces of 2018.” If you work at one of these businesses or organizations, we want you to feel proud to work at a place that is a leader in philanthropy in our community!


John Machacek

SVP of Finance & Entrepreneurial
Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation

Our organization recently hosted another FM Welcome Party. With so many people continuing to move to our metro, we want to let people know that we are so friendly that we hold a party for new residents!

At the parties, we have hosts on hand whose job is to make sure attendees feel welcome and help them meet others. These parties have made a positive impact, but alas, they’re only two times per year.

As residents, we can all play our part in attempting to make every day welcoming to others. I encourage you to keep that in mind when you learn of a new person at work or hear someone talking about how they just moved here. Take a moment to introduce yourself; ask how the move has been; and then see if there is any way you can help them.