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.
We invite you, in particular, to check out the many various Chamber business webpages on the Members page (see above) of this website. Click on any business name listed in blue print.
Use the electronic Parade Registration icon above for early-bird 2015 parade unit registrations. Follow the directions; all information goes directly to Kim Schneider, Parade Co-Chairperson.
What's Happening in Arlington?
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- Meeting Minutes available here.
- Brats, hot dogs, and pop will be sold on Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm at Jerry's Home Quality parking lot in Arlington. Proceeds will be used to help with costs of Fright Night on Main St. on Saturday, October 31. This will not take place on Tuesday, July 7, however. Contact Pam Maiers 507-351-8466 with any questions.
- The Arlington Roll-In will take place on Main St. on Thursdays, July 16, August 20, and September 17 from 5:00-9:00 pm. Participating businesses include the Dugout, the Arlington Haus, Arlington Liquors, and Stu's Rainbow Inn. There will be specials in all these places. Classic vehicles will be parked on the street for viewing. Join in the fun!
- Breakfast on the Farm was held on Friday, June 12, 6:30-10:30 am, at the new Heritage Building at the fairgrounds. Go to the Events tab above and click on "Breakfast on the Farm" for more information & photos.
- The 2015 Arli-Dazzle Parade will head east down Main St. instead of west. Parade line-up will be along Main St. to the west of Brau Motors and Hwy 5. The parade will end at County Rd. 17. The Arlington City Council, at its May 18, 2015, meeting, stated unanimously that it does not condone throwing candy or other objects from parade units as they are moving along Main St. The safety of all, especially children, is the paramount concern here.
- The Arli-Dazzle Planning Committee meets on Monday, July 13, at 5:30 pm at the Emergency Services building meeting room. Any questions, contact Kim Schneider 507-964-2809.
- The Fright Night Planning Committee meets on Tuesday, July 7, at 7:00 pm at the Arlington Haus. New people are very welcome to participate! Any inquiries, contact Pam Maiers 507-351-8466.
- Three issues continue to be in the local news: 1. Regarding the Renville-Sibley County Joint Powers Fiber Cooperative Project: service to some customers could begin in late 2015, but most would see service sometime in 2016 or 2018. The RS Fiber Cooperative optic broadband initiative will receive a $1 million grant from the Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. This money will be used to help in the development of broadband services in Sibley County, eastern Renville County, northern Nicollet County, and southwestern McLeod County. 2. Regarding the Sibley East building bond referendum: on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, it was learned that the MN Supreme Court will NOT review the Sibley East Referendum case. The sale of bonds on June 10 and construction planning are now moving forward. Groundbreaking for the new elementary school in Gaylord took place on Tuesday, May 26. 3. The news of the Spring 2015 closures of Seneca Foods and The Arlington Market are on many minds. Technical Services for Electronics (TSE) will also be leaving town this summer. All of these firms have been valued mainstays of the Arlington area community - and the Arlington Area Chamber - for very many years. They will be sorely missed. The Chamber is really interested in seeing new firms come in to fill these business spaces! It is in dialogue with City leaders about this issue.
- For the next General Membership Meeting on Monday, July 13, noon, the Chamber will meet at the Arlington Emergency Services building. Agendas will be e-mailed out to members. If some member has not received an agenda by Friday, July 10, please contact Kevin Lindstrand, President, at 507-964-5868.
- The mailing address for the Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce never changes. It is:
Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 543
Arlington, MN 55307