People are a little kinder here. Neighbors are happy to lend each other a hand, and strangers say hello.
Families are a little stronger here, too. It’s all thanks to a community spirit that brings our cities together for many unique celebrations like First Night and Cats Incredible and events like Art Fest and the Potato Bowl. It’s a better place, thanks to the people. We invite you to experience it for yourself.
Welcome to picture-perfect neighborhoods, where turn-of-the-century Victorian homes meet modern architecture. Clean streets lie under broad canopies of shade trees. Children still open lemonade stands and adults actually still stop to buy a glass. We cherish our safe communities. We believe that, in a place where neighborhoods are still neighborly, the American dream really can come true.
Our communities offer an environment with the great amenities offered in larger urban areas and the safety and convenience of a small community. The Grand Cities area is impressively cosmopolitan, boasting a regional population of over 97,000.
Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are largely residential. Most of the people who work here also live here, and the predominant form of housing is single-family homes.
Some of the features that make the cities a great place to live are diverse educational opportunities, safety and low crime rate, parks and theaters, and a cost of living considerably lower than that found in large cities.
Greater Grand Forks offers excellent educational opportunities. Grand Forks is home to the University of North Dakota (UND), renowned as being among the nation’s best medium-sized doctoral-research universities. UND is one of only 40 universities in the nation to have both a medical school and a law school. East Grand Forks is home to one of two campuses of Northland Community and Technical College, offering certificates, diplomas, degrees, general-education transfer courses, and workforce training and continuing-education programs.
The Grand Forks/East Grand Forks area has a strong and varied faith community. Nearly 50 faith structures adorn our cities, representing more than 16 religions and denominations.
No matter what you're looking for, you've come to the right place. Here you’ll find diverse cultural, entertainment, educational, recreational and employment opportunities. You'll also find people you’ll be proud to call “friends.”
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Relevance, Advocacy and Value
These are the overarching principles of The Chamber - Grand Forks ND /East Grand Forks MN and the region.
As a Chamber we will:
Be an advocate for the free enterprise system.
Work in partnership with other organizations whenever possible to accomplish its mission and goals.
Serve as a catalyst to ensure the GF/EGF region remains future focused.
Be the Voice of Business in the GF/EGF region.
Work toward a "one community" approach with Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.
Our community has a distinctive flavor that is evident even in our cuisine. Nearby residents can choose from Italian, German, Chinese, Mexican, Greek, Oriental and American. Restaurants range from fast-food providers to full service dining facilities and plenty of “mom and pop” specialty restaurants.
The Metrocom sports one of the largest shopping centers in the area, The Forum with a variety of stores and restaurants. All Metrocom cities boast many fine establishments and a range of unique shops and boutiques filled with gifts and collectibles. There are novelty stores, beauty shops, flower shops and automotive shops to name but a few.
The Metrocom offers a rich blend of neighborhoods and “good ole Texas” hometowns. Single family homes abound in the area and there is also an abundance of apartment complexes situated in all the Metrocom cities. Whether you want to build the home of your dreams, or live in a previously owned home, you need only look to the Metrocom to fulfill your needs. The Metrocom is truly a great place to both raise a family and encourage business growth and prosperity. Whether you are looking for a place to raise the family or to locate a news business, you will find an exciting environment full of warm and inviting people.
The Tri-County has it all in terms of retail, restaurants, businesses, parks, sports, recreational opportunities, educational excellence Pre K through college, and excellent and affordable accommodations. Northeast Lakeview College is the newest edition to the education segment of the area. It is the newest college of its kind in the country and is a true community college offering courses to students and people in the community as well.
The Tri-County Chamber provides the key link for the business community as it helps blend the three ingredients: cities, individuals and businesses; a winning combination anywhere. Each Tri-County city has its own variety of recreational facilities including parks, walking and biking trails. For those with a passion for golf, the Tri-County offers a variety of challenging layouts sure to meet your needs. Olympia Hills Golf and Conference Center in Universal City is a municipal course boasting some of the most challenging holes in the entire San Antonio area. It is rated as one of the toughest courses in the area. Woodlake Golf Course near Converse hosted the Texas Open for several years. Northcliffe Golf Club in Schertz is right up IH-35 and The Bandit is a great layout in nearby New Braunfels. The new TPC Oaks Course in only ten minutes away from the Tri-County. The cities of Live Oak and Universal City also sport Disc Golf courses for those so inclined.
San Antonio with its many attractions is only 15 minutes away. And, if horse racing is what you want, you need only to look at Retama Park in Selma. At Natural Bridge Caverns near Garden Ridge, you can discover incredible underground chambers filled with spectacular formations.
Experience millions of years of nature in one afternoon enjoying a vast and beautiful underworld where time and nature collided to create the breathtaking majestic and natural phenomenon. Organizations in each Tri-County city conduct many youth sports programs from soccer to football and baseball in their parks. The Tri-County has it all…Come experience the area, you will be glad you did.
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Members are now connected through the Chamber's http://www.LocationCarousel.com system.
As a Chamber member, you will have the opportunity to network with business leaders in the community, increase exposure for your company, political representation through the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance and instant credibility.
The Chamber works with these objectives in mind:
*To help business/industry prosper and grow
*To increase job opportunities
*To contribute to the overall economic stability of the community
*To encourage an orderly expansion and development of all segments of the community
*To improve the quality of life of the community and surrounding area
We invite every business/industry and individual to join our organization and help make a difference in the community today for tomorrow and the future.
Why should you join? The answer is the Marion Chamber of Commerce is the region's largest and most active Chamber with more than 550 members representing more than 350 area businesses, organizations, and industries. The Chamber supports the growth of business in the region and keeps a constant communication with local and state officials regarding legislative issues affecting all businesses.
Business Advocacy: The Chamber is the organized voice of business for the Marion area. We look for potential opportunities and challenges for our area and work with our members to continue making this the best possible place to live and work.
Business Seminars: Seminars on topics of interest to our membership are offered regularly.
Chamber Committees One of the best networking opportunities available through the Chamber is for you to be a part of one of our many active committees.
Chamber Monthly Luncheons: The Marion Chamber of Commerce has the deserved reputation as having the best-attended membership luncheons. Featured speakers address topics that are current and relevant to our members.
City and County Maps: The Chamber publishes a map every two to three years that is used distribute to all who inquire. The advertising panels on the map are available to Chamber members only.
Email blast fliers: Members may place PDF versions of fliers in our weekly email blasts. This is an economical way to provide information about your business, advertise an event, distribute a coupon and more!
Events: The Chamber keeps members connected with area events and has a full calendar of Chamber events to keep members connected with each other and the community.
Marion Community Profile Book: This book is used for economic development. It lists twelve vital areas of our community that a potential new business, organization or resident would be interested in. Only Chamber members are allowed to advertise in this book.
Member Discounts: When you are a member of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, you have access to many discounts provided by other Chamber members. Discounts include radio and newspaper coupons, insurance discounts (commercial and personal), mobile telephone discounts, banking incentives and more! These discounts often cover the cost of membership!
Membership Mailing List: To assist members with their own direct mailings, our mailing list is available on labels to our members for $35 per set or for free for an electronic copy of the mailing list. We do not provide our e-mail list for distribution.
Racks for Member Information: Rack space is available for members to display their business brochures and business cards for visitors to our office.
Referrals: The Chamber staff responds to hundreds of inquires each year by referring our members to individual’s requests for information about area businesses, organizations, etc. Members ONLY are referred as business leads.
Resources: Public references, community demographics, lists of major employers, local and area phone directories, lists of clubs and organizations, local maps, and lists of local, area, state and national legislative contacts are available at the Chamber office.
We are a community-wide federation of business firms and organizations, both large and small, dedicated to the economic progress and the preservation of a sound business climate.
The Chamber is an organization representing over 230 members, including individuals, businesses, industries and professionals. It is affiliated with the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
We are: A new model of a chamber of commerce supporting only Locally Owned Businesses and Green Businesses.
We are: Committed to driving sales to Locally Owned Businesses to help create more Local Jobs.
We are asking all Locally Owned businesses to UNITE, and help us with the Buy Local campaign.
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