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Welcome

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 3, 2016, parade unit registrations. Follow the directions; all information goes to Sue Schmidtbauer, Parade Staging Coordinator. 

What's Happening in Arlington?      

2016-07_-_July_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.... 

Weekly_Events_Ad_July-Sept_2016.pdf  Take a look at what is on tap at the local Farmers' Market.

Arli-Dazzle Raffle_Poster_16.pdf  Buy $10 raffle tickets soon at area Chamber businesses.

Other_2016_Arli-Dazzle_Raffle_Prizes.pdf  There are more prizes than printed on the poster.

2016_Arlington_Fright_Night_Flyer.pdf  Help needed for setting up and conducting this event!

The Chamber Extends Sincere Condolences to the Family and Many Friends of Arden Kreft who passed away on Friday, August 26, at Golden Hearts Assisted Care Center. Arden was the original owner and proprietor of Kreft Cabinets, Inc., in Arlington.  He was also Commander of the Arlington American Legion for many years.  Our sympathies are particularly extended to Arden's wife Marie and his sons, daughter, two surviving siblings, and their families. Funeral arrangements are: wake from 4:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 30, and funeral service on Wednesday, August 31, at 11:00 am, both at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington. May Arden rest in peace! Also a longtime Arlington Mayor and Arlington Chamber member, his contribution and service to the Arlington area community were enormous and will long be celebrated and remembered.  

A Dollar General franchise is being built on the NW corner of Hwy. 5 and Cty Rd. 17, and Kreft Cabinets is moving eventually from their longtime downtown location to a site on the SW corner of Hwy. 5 and Baker St. A Mexican restaurant recently opened in the former space of Side Dish and Triple E's Restaurants next to the Dugout Bar. An informant indicates that an insurance agency is soon to go into the former space of Thrivent Financial (Post Office annex on Main St.).  

The Next Fright Night Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, at 6:00 pm at the Arlington Haus. All present Committee members and anyone else interested in working on this event are welcome to be present. For more information, contact Pam Maiers 507-351-8466 or pamelarhea(at)outlook.com  Refer to the link above.      

Double Tap Bowling and Sports Bar has summer hours:  Mon.-Wed. Closed; Thurs.-Fri. 5:00 pm until close; Sat.-Sun. 2:00 pm until close.  Owner Tony Woehler is currently doing repairs and upgrades to the bowling equipment until fall leagues resume. He also is doing upgrades elsewhere in the building as well as stepping up his marketing efforts and hiring two or three new employees by fall. Regular fall-spring schedule resumes on Monday, September 12

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room.  Agendas will be e-mailed out out to members.  If someone has not received one by Friday, September 9, contact President Derek Hahn 507-964-2246.    

The Mailing Address of the Arlington Area Chamber never changes.  It is:

Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce

P. O. Box 543

Arlington, MN  55307

The Sibley Medical Foundation sponsored its annual Ice Cream Social at the Heritage Building at the fairgrounds on Wednesday evening, August 17. Over 400 people attended. The Lundstrom family provided musical entertainment during the event. The new Arlington ambulance was shown off to visitors. A medical helicopter also flew in from North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN.