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Chamber promotes two

FARGO, N.D. (January 23, 2015) – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber recently promoted two employees.

Elly Peterson was promoted to government affairs and advocacy coordinator. She has worked for The Chamber since January 2013, first as the public affairs intern and most recently as program coordinator for the Young Professionals Network. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in health communications with a minor in public relations from North Dakota State University.

Samantha Gust promoted to professional development coordinator after serving as program coordinator for Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo since April 2014. She will now be responsible for the leadership program as well as the Young Professionals Network. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from the University of North Dakota. She previously worked for the Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks as the community and evaluation specialist.

Peterson and Gust will co-manage the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a program designed to involve middle and high school students in the process of establishing and running their own business.

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of more than 2,100 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 94,000 people. As the largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond. 

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