November 26, 2018
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The rich heritage of Grand Forks is preserved at the Myra Museum, featuring an 1890's home dedicated to pioneer women, a one-room school, carriage house, and the city's original log Post Office.  
Exchange rate among range of reasons keeping Canadians from visiting ND

Winnipegger Sam Hagenlocher remembers shopping trips to the United States when he was younger, but it’s been a long time since he crossed the border...“A passenger vehicle doesn’t necessarily have just one person in it,” said Barry Wilfahrt, president and CEO of the Greater Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce.
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SD Chamber Chief Talks New Administration, Upcoming Session

A busy and heavily conservative legislative session is likely on the horizon. David Owen, president and chief lobbyist of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry, addressed members of the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce for its annual pre-legislative breakfast Wednesday.
Tourism grant boosts Iron River sled dog race

The Iron River Area Chamber of Commerce is sprinting into the first Northern Pines Sled Dog Race with help from a $3,900 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Heart of Wisconsin Celebrates Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is this weekend and one local community is going all out...The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is holding two contests to get shoppers involved with the local business in the Heart of Wisconsin area.
Will a merger, new partnerships help sustain Iowa Wesleyan University? Leaders hope so

Iowa Wesleyan University,   which two weeks ago was on the verge of closing,  will continue to operate but likely will have new partners, leaders of the Mount Pleasant institution said...Donations rolled in from the community, alumni and others, including $500,000 from an Iowa Wesleyan professor and $120,000 from the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ames Economy Humming Along- With One Concern

The Ames Economy is continuing to move forward at a brisk pace. At the Ames Economic Outlook Breakfast on Tuesday, The Ames Chamber of Commerce members heard about positive developments in the Story County Economy.
Chamber of Commerce Urges People to "Shop Local First"

It's the most wonderful time of the year for businesses as shoppers check items off of their Christmas gift lists. But before you go deal hunting on the internet or make a trip to the Twin Cities, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is hoping you will shop local first.
Marshall Chamber Publishes Monthly Newsletter in Local Newspaper

Their November issue features a piece written by Brad Gruhot, President of the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce, about why you should be shopping local this Christmas Season.
‘We all do better when we all do better’

On Thursday, Nov. 8, hundreds of visitors from throughout Nebraska will be spending the day and evening in Norfolk. They will celebrate their collective success in efforts to inspire charitable giving and build stronger communities together with the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF)...Activities will take place at Divots and several locations throughout the city, including the Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk Public Library, Daycos, Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce and Northeast Community College.
Small Business Saturday draws awareness of G.I.’s retail diversity

In between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, which is this Saturday...According to the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the community offers a diverse array of shopping experiences and more than 700 retail stores. The bulk of those stores are small, independent businesses.
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