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Community Partnerships

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Bemidji Alliance

The Bemidji Alliance is a partnership of the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Bemidji, the Bemidji Downtown Alliance, and Greater Bemidji. We have a singular focus: to align our organizations to effectively build a prosperous greater Bemidji community.

Moving Bemidji Forward Together

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Bemidji Area Gifts of Hope

The Gifts of Hope Fund was established in the spring of 2020 to help local businesses and families in critical need due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spring Edition:

  • 100 businesses supported

  • 100 families supported

  • Over 6,400 gift certificates purchased within 30 days

  • Total impact of over $243,000 through this campaign

Hospitality Edition:

  • 58 businesses supported

  • 85 families supported

  • Over 1,900 gift certificates purchased within 5 days

  • Total impact of over $212,000 through this campaign

THANK YOU to all those who purchased, sponsored, and assisted in promoting this program. Your contributions continue to make a difference in our community.

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Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon

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Bemidji Sculpture Walk


The Bemidji Sculpture Walk has promoted public art in Bemidji since 1999. Every year new sculptures are displayed along downtown streets to help build a greater sense of community through the arts and create a forum for local and regional artists.

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Shop Small, GIVE BIG

Launched in September 2020, the Shop Small, GIVE BIG campaigns are spearheaded by the Bemidji Downtown Alliance with support from the Bemidji Alliance partners. Together we are #BemidjiStrong and we strive to continually support our local and small businesses that make Bemidji unique and special. In each campaign, downtown Bemidji businesses are highlighted and local shopping is encouraged with incentives for visiting downtown stores.

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Bike Bemidji: Loop the Lake Festival

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