September 2017 - Fairmont Area Chamber Newsletter

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September 2017

Community Connections

“Powering up business throughout Martin County”

Ambassadors award scholarship

Inside

This Issue

Page 2 - Chamber Dues and

Don'ts

Page 2 - Register for Local

Option Sales Tax

Page 3 - Update on Junior

Achievement

Page 3 - Fluorescent Bulb

Recycling

Pages 4 & 5 - Business Briefs

Page 6 - Legislative News

Page 6 - Revamping the

Retail Committee

Page 7 - Blue Ribbon Pork

Cook-Off Awards

The Ambassador Committee

of the Fairmont Area Chamber of

Commerce awarded a $1,000 Scholarship

to Sarah Bartz. Sarah is the

daughter of Kevin and Kathy Bartz

of Truman, MN. She is a student at

the University of Wisconsin in River

Falls, WI. The Ambassador Scholarship

is awarded annually to one

Martin County student in a business

related field who is entering their junior

or senior year in a four-year college

or their final year in a technical

college. Candidates must be able to

confirm achievement of at least a 3.0

GPA on a 4.0 scale. Congratulations

Sarah and best of luck in your future

endeavors!

ABOVE: Chamber President Margaret Dillard and Ambassador Committee

Chair Nancy Stauffer award the Ambassador Scholarship to Sarah Bartz.

Sharing our "Fairmont Area Life"

People often lament a “brain

drain” in rural Minnesota as 18 to

25-year-olds leave their small home

towns to pursue careers and higher

education. But there is also an inmigration

to these towns of 30 to

49-year-old adults and their young

families. Often, those moving into

rural communities offset, or surpass,

the number of those moving away.

But the trend must be sustained.

The Fairmont Area Life project

is based on the works of U of M

Research Fellow, Benjamin Winchester,

whose “Brain Gain” concept

points out professionals from 30-49

look for quality of life when considering

where they want to live. We

seek to highlight our quality of educational

options, affordable housing,

available health care, and recreational

amenities in a safe, friendly

community as a compelling case to

attract these professionals and their

families to relocate to our area.

The project is a cooperative

effort between the city of Fairmont,

Fairmont Area Chamber and local

stakeholders, funded by a grant from

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

Visit www.FairmontAreaLife.

com to find out more about the project,

what we’ve accomplished, and

how you can get involved.

323 East Blue Earth Avenue • Fairmont, MN 56031 • 507-235-5547 • www.FairmontChamber.org • FairmontChamber


Mission Statement: The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce exists to promote a healthy business cli

Board of Directors Officers:

Chair

Kerry Nagel Allen

MRCI-WorkSource

Vice Chair

Les Anderson

Martin County

Farm Bureau

Board of Directors:

Deb Barnes

Lakeview Methodist

Health Care Center

Stephanie Busiahn

Visit Fairmont

Chris Carstensen

Carstensen

Cabinetry and

Woodworking

Zephanie Cole

Align Chiropractic &

Acupuncture, PLC

Staff:

Past Chair

Ron Kopischke

Profinium, Inc.

Treasurer

Sara Pierce

Pierce Accounting

and Tax Services

Dave Cone

Kahler Automation

Corporation

Brandon

Edmundson

Krahmer, Shaffer

& Edmundson, Ltd

Mandi Kosbab

Edward Jones

Ann Terfehr

Dan’s Appliance

Chamber dues and don'ts

By: Margaret Dillard - Chamber President

Chamber dues and

sponsorships: Do these contributions

really make a difference?

This month marks my 3rd anniversary

as President of Fairmont Area

Chamber. The conclusion of each 12

month period prompts me to look

upon what we have accomplished

and to ask what our business community

needs next. My steps are guided by chamber

members because they financially

support our work and the

“Since we don’t rely on

government dollars,

memberships and

sponsorships fund our

work. Businesses and

residents alike are invited

to join this local Chamber

of Commerce.”

dozen plus business leaders who

make up an excellent board of directors.

Their directives are carried

out by three staff and myself.

When we all win, we

all win. We are able to be effective

because we work well with

government, schools and other

organizations to achieve common

goals and objectives and because

a foundation of work was

achieved by prior boards and

staff. A few things make us rather

unique:

• One might think that collaboration

is common but more often than not, there

are barriers.

• When we think of creating a healthy business

environment, we consider all of our community and

when we think about all of our community, we consider

all of Martin County.

• We consider all ages and cultures. (You’ll read

how later in this article.)

When communicating the value of investment

in chamber programs and projects, it’s somewhat

difficult to narrow it down. There is not room here

to list our scope of work, (If you want to see the list,

visit us online or call us. We’re always happy to

talk about what we do!) but I’ll attempt to encourage

individual and business participation

by featuring some Chamber programs

and projects.

“What keeps you up at

night?” It’s a question that I have

been asking business people in

Martin County for three years.

Lack of skilled labor, workforce

housing, healthcare, childcare,

government regulation and business

taxes are resounding concerns.

Shop local awareness and

programs that address declining

populations also are part of

the conversation. Among them,

lack of qualified workforce is

the chief universal leader across

industries no matter how many

the businesses employ, size of facility or how much

revenue they generate. Fairmont Area Life (www.

FairmontAreaLife.com), a local program that encourages

professionals to call the Fairmont Area home is

a comprehensive effort that

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Register for local option sales tax

Margaret Dillard

President

Kandi Menne

Office Manager/

Director of

Communications

Curt Foster

Director of Finance

and Operations

Benjamin

Landsteiner

Marketing & Social

Media Coordinator

Beginning on October 1, 2017, the city of Fairmont

will have a 0.5 percent voter-approved sales

and use tax. The sales tax will apply to all retail sales

made within the city of Fairmont. The use tax will

apply to all taxable items used in the city where local

sales tax was not paid. All retailers who are doing

business in Fairmont and are registered for Minnesota

sales tax must also register for the local option

sales tax. The Minnesota Department of Revenue will

administer this tax. Visit the Fairmont Area Chamber

website at www.FairmontChamber.org and click on

the link titled “Local Sales Tax” for a reference sheet

providing additional details on how to register for,

collect and report this tax.


mate through leadership, communication and education for its members in the greater Fairmont area.

Workforce efforts begin with youth

The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

is proud to coordinate the Junior

Achievement (JA) program in our schools

each year through the generous support of

our area businesses, local grants and individuals

in our community. The mission of Junior

Achievement is “To inspire and prepare young

people to succeed in a global economy.” Junior

Achievement teaches principles of marketbased

economics and entrepreneurship in age

appropriate increments, creating a stronger

understanding of how the world around them

works and how they fit into the greater economic

picture.

Our local Junior Achievement program

relies on over 40 volunteer teachers and

reaches an average of 57 classrooms totaling

1154 students in grades K-6th and 8th grade.

Our annual cost is $12,840 for the classroom

kits alone.

Our ability to continue offering the

Junior Achievement program and to build toward

a brighter future for students in area

public and private schools depends largely on

the generosity of the people in our community.

If you would like to help support the Junior

Achievement program in our area by making

a donation or becoming a volunteer teacher,

please contact the Fairmont Area Chamber

of Commerce at 507-235-5547. Find out how

your life can be enriched by volunteering or

sponsoring a classroom!

Fluorescent bulb recycling

ABOVE: Volunteer teacher Char Kahler and her

Junior Achievement class celebrate together after

completing their JA curriculum.

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Fluorescent

lamps

contain mercury

and are

considered

a hazardous

waste

product. It is

against the

law to dispose of fluorescent bulbs and ballasts

with your regular garbage. Fluorescent bulb recycling

will be held in the former Kmart parking lot

Fisher Group

JEFF GREISCHAR CCIM

Sales & Leasing Agent

1961 Premier Drive

Suite 404

Mankato, MN 56001

(507) 236-4980

jeff.greischar@cbcfishergroup.com

www.cbcfishergroup.com

on Thursday, October 5th, from 9 am-1 pm. This

recycling event serves the residents and businesses

of Martin and Faribault Counties. When transporting

the lamps, be careful not to break them.

There will be a charge at the time of disposal.

Fairmont Public Utilities Customers are

eligible for total reimbursement for bulb recycling

costs. When dropping bulbs off for recycling, ask

for a rebate coupon, keep your receipt, and turn

both in to Fairmont Public Utilities for reimbursement

of recycling costs. Contact the Chamber with

any questions at (507) 235-5547.

Tri-County Implement

St. James

Martin County Implement

Truman

Tri-County Implement

Jackson

www.deerequipment.com

DID YOU KNOW?

A growing body of economic research

shows that in an increasingly

homogenized world, entrepreneurs

and skilled workers are more likely

to invest and settle in communities

that preserve their one-of-a-kind

businesses and distinctive character.


Chamber member business briefs

Fairmont Opera House, Inc.

(507) 238-4900

Season packages and individual tickets for the

Fairmont Opera House’s 2017-2018 season are

on sale and the annual membership drive is

underway. Immerse in the fabulous 50’s with “Rave On! – The Buddy Holly

Experience” on Saturday, September 16, and experience Chris Rupp’s amazing

new cover band, “7th Avenue,” on Saturday, September 23. View the full

lineup of events at www.fairmontoperahouse.org. Reserve seats online, by

calling 507-238-4900, or in person at 45 Downtown Plaza. Chamber members

get 10% off Subscription Series tickets. Discounts for groups of 10 or

more. Get your groove on – and we’ll see you at the show!

Fairmont Area Kinship

(507) 238-4440

Kinship is a non-profit seeking to better the lives

of children throughout Martin County by developing

meaningful mentoring relationships. This is accomplished by matching

children with caring adult mentors who share similar interests, activities,

and hobbies. Mentoring empowers and encourages children who need

a little more support in their lives. Kinship has a great need for new mentors

as there are currently 18 wonderful children on the waiting list. Our mentors

represent a wide array of people with a huge range of ages, work experiences,

and family lives. YOU can be a mentor! Kinship is funded by grants and

donations from local businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Peterson-Anthony Insurance Agency, Inc

(507)-238-2008 or 800-336-6037

September 13, 2017 from 11 am – 2pm, Peterson‐Anthony

Insurance Agency is hosting an open house celebrating our new

offices in Fairmont. Join us for a tour of our new space, meet our team and

enjoy some light refreshments. We will also be launching Quote for Kids;

come in for a quote, choose an organization that supports area kids and we

will donate $25. There is no obligation to buy insurance and the donation is

not tied to purchasing insurance. Quotes for Kids will launch 09/13/17 and

run through the end of 2017. This is a great time to come in, review your insurance,

get a quote and support our kids.

Fairmont Ford

(507) 235-6681

Fairmont Ford is excited to announce, we have a new member

on our sales team! Kyle is originally from Trimont MN,

and graduated from MCW in 2012. More recently, he graduated

from South Dakota State this past December and is happy

to be back in the area. Kyle is looking forward to helping you

buy or lease new and pre-owned vehicles, as well as heading up our rental

department. Stop in and see Kyle for all your auto needs or reach him by

email at Kyle@fairmontford.com!

Vision Statement: The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce will b

Martin County Youth Foundation

(507) 235-5547

NEW APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE! The Martin

County Youth Foundation is currently accepting applications

for our Fall grant cycle. The application deadline

is September 15. Applicants must complete the NEW application which

can be found on our website at www.MartinCountyYouthFoundation.org.

Projects eligible for the Fall Grant cycle will take place AFTER November 15th.

For more information or questions, visit our website or call 507-235-5547.

MRCI WorkSource

(507) 238-4388

MRCI Fairmont was recently featured on KEYC News 12! The story highlights

MRCI’s efforts to provide innovative and genuine opportunities for its clients’

community participation. One emphasis for the nonprofit organization

is training, job coaching and assistance in finding community employment.

KEYC News 12 featured one of those success stories, Tara Eisenmenger, who

is employed by Walmart in Fairmont. Please find out more about MRCI and

Tara’s story by visiting our website at mrciworksource.org.

Fairmont Concert Association

(507) 235-9276 or (507) 238-2892

Concert Association's 2017-2018 Fall Membership Drive: August 25th through

Sept. 8th. The concerts this year are: Grand Magic Show Sun., Sept. 24th at 7

p.m. The Great Northern Union Chorus Fri., Nov. 17th at 7:30 p,m, J. Mark McVey

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. The Glenn Miller Orchestra Sun., April 15th,

2018 at 7 p.m. and Derik Nelson & family, Tues., May 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. You are

also able to attend 5 additional concerts in Blue Earth with your concert ticket

at no additional cost. Contact Pat at 235-9276 or Jennifer at 238-2892.

Edward Jones Investments - Mandi Kosbab

(507) 235-8524 - Member SIPC

On Sept. 22, we celebrate American Business

Women's Day. If you're a woman planning to go into business for yourself,

keep these five tips in mind: First, balance your business goals with your

personal ones. It can be challenging to expand your business while still saving

for retirement. Second, choose an appropriate retirement plan, such as

an owner-only 401(k) or a SEP-IRA. These plans offer tax-deferred growth

potential and possible deductible contributions. Third, arrange for backup.

If you have extensive family responsibilities, you'll need a trusted person to

fill in for you on occasion. Fourth, work with your legal and tax advisors to

create a succession plan if you want to keep the business in the family. And,

finally, build an emergency fund containing a few months worth of business

expenses. Keep this fund in a liquid, low-risk account. Running your own

business can be rewarding, but its never going to be an easy road. However,

with perseverance and careful planning, you can smooth out some of the

bumps along the way and give yourself reason to celebrate American Business

Womens Day.

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e recognized as the leader in assisting area businesses to prosper.

Chamber member business briefs

Fairmont Area Schools

(507) 235-3141

The Region Nine Development Commission

in partnership with the YWCA-Mankato and Greater Mankato Diversity

Council will be holding a free public event titled “It’s Time to Talk: Forums

on Race” with funding from the Blandin Foundation and BCBS of Minnesota

Foundation. This is a YWCA trademarked racial dialogue facilitation process

utilizing trained facilitators to lead small table discussions on race. Participants

exchange ideas during the introductory conversation in a non-threatening

environment. The event will take place at the Fairmont Elementary

School, Budd Room 1017 on Wednesday, October 11 from 10:00 am – 12:00

pm. Please call Fairmont CER to register at 507-235-3141 by Monday, October

2.

Presentation College

(507) 235-4658

Presentation College is pleased to announce that

beginning in the spring semester of 2018, the college

will offer Master of Science Degrees in Nursing (MSN). “We are very excited

by this opportunity,” said Dr. Margaret Huber, College President. “Offering

graduate level education is a huge step for the college, and we hope

to take a leadership role in the healthcare industry throughout the region.”

Presentation will offer two nursing tracks for incoming students to choose

from, including a family nurse practitioner (FNP) track, and a nurse educator

(NE) track. The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission

approved Presentation College’s request to offer the Master of Science

in Nursing degree August 1, 2017.

“Business Briefs” is a complimentary service provided by the Chamber for chamber members. Please limit your information to one paragraph of about

100 words. Example: expansion, new employees, awards, monumental anniversary, etc… A photo or logo can be included. NO Direct Advertising.

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Chamber dues and don'ts (Continued from page 2)

is recognized throughout the state and has received

funding from Southern Minnesota Initiative

Foundation and recognition from University

of Minnesota Extension.

Communication. Yet, I get weekly correspondence

from community members that we

don’t have quality jobs locally. It’s a frustrating

paradigm! So, making sure that we communicate

our message is important, as well. That’s why we

take the time to publish this newsletter, distribute

e-blasts and launch social media campaigns.

Teaching the next generation of business

people. That a small business organization

like ours is able to begin to address the workforce

challenge by collaborating with public

and private schools to teach business concepts

to children in kindergarten through 8th grade

is truly extraordinary! Each year we must raise

more than $12,000 and work with more than 35

volunteers and 50+ educators to facilitate that

program.

Encouraging youth to choose to stay or

come back. One day each April, approximately

80 businesses and organizations, showcase local

career opportunities to 650 10th graders from

twelve southern Minnesota and northern Iowa

high schools. They set up interactive displays that

show what skills are needed for their industry in

the Fairmont High School gym, while a dozen or

so young professionals pose questions to student

representatives from each school upstairs in the

Performing Arts Center. This game show demonstrates

that millennials have chosen to call our

area home! We voice to students that hundreds

of people choose to participate because they care

about them and their futures. Area Career Exploration

Fairmont is known throughout the state

as being highly organized and effective.

Welcoming Educators. Joe Brown, Superintendent

of Fairmont Schools speaks of recruiting

80 among the 120 total staff in the past

8 years. Many are new to our community so each

October, chamber staff facilitates a banquet to

welcome them to our community. Businesses

sponsor dinner for themselves and a new teacher,

then are paired at the event. New teachers

also receive a bag of goodies from businesses and

information about our area.

Chamber staff stays busy AND focused!

I could go on about how staff provides

services for various foundations/organizations,

how many calls we field about community events

and resources, that our office is the ticket agent

for Jefferson Bus Lines, that we send baskets of

snacks and local information to career candidates’

hotel rooms and how we counsel businesses

to improve their online presence. The

point is, we do a lot of work here and, I believe it

is work that strengthens the very fabric of Martin

County.

Consider joining us! Since we don’t

rely on government dollars, memberships and

sponsorships fund our work. Businesses and

residents alike are invited to join this local Chamber

of Commerce. Individual membership is just

$99 and basic business members (complete with

online support, networking opportunities, advocacy

efforts, social media and online visibility

and more.) start at $326 annually. If you are prepared

to join soon, you will be able to begin receiving

benefits in October and your investment

will cover the rest of 2017 and all of 2018! Consider

joining the Fairmont Chamber. If you would

like more information, I would be honored to sit

down to talk!


Core Values: We value for our members, employees and community: integrity in all we do, collaboration with all our stakeholders, growth and develop

Chamber Events

Monday, September 4th

Labor Day (Offices Closed)

Wednesday, September 13th - 7:00 a.m.

AM Espresso

Wednesday, September 13th - 3:00 p.m.

Ambassadors Meeting / Ribbon Cuttings

Wednesday, September 13th - 6:00 p.m.

Bureau 14 Meeting

Tuesday, September 19th - 7:30 a.m.

Chamber Board Meeting

POSTPONED

Social Media Breakfast

REVAMP RETAIL

The Retail Committee of the Fairmont Area

Chamber is seeking committee members

to join us as we work to make a positive

impact in our local retail environment.

Call (507) 235-5547

APPLY ONLINE FOR

MEMBERSHIP!

Fill out your application at

www.FairmontChamber.org

Legislative News

REP. BOB GUNTHER 23A

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

MINNESOTA REPUBLICAN REFORMS REVERSE

OBAMACARE'S DOUBLE-DIGIT PREMIUM HIKES

Recently, the Minnesota Department of

Commerce released preliminary rates for the

2018 individual insurance market, revealing

that Republican-led reforms could end the four

year trend of double-digit premium increases

since the implementation of Obamacare and

MNsure in Minnesota. The individual market

serves Minnesotans who do not receive health

insurance through their employer or the government.

If approved by the federal government,

the Minnesota Premium Security Plan

will result in premium decreases for tens of

thousands of Minnesotans. In contrast, average

rates increased by double digits every year

from the desk of

Rep. Bob Gunther

since 2014, including nearly 60 percent for

2017. As a result of the reinsurance program,

all current insurers will continue serving the

individual market next year. In addition to the

reinsurance program, Republicans successfully

pushed for consumer protections that will provide

access to better networks of hospitals and

doctors.

These reforms were supported by just

one Democrat in the Minnesota House. Governor

Dayton refused to sign the measure, opting

to let it become law without his signature.

"Unlike Congress, Minnesota Republicans

have tackled our health insurance crisis

head-on," said State Representative Bob Gunther

(R-Fairmont). "Unfortunately the Democrats

refused to join us, but that's their loss

as Republican reforms helped preserve choice

and access, and it looks like we may have put a

stop to double digit premium increases."

According to the Minnesota Department

of Commerce, rates would have risen by 25

percent or more without Republican reforms.

Final rates for the 2018 individual market are

expected to be released in October 2017.

CONTACT INFORMATION

563 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

651-296-3240 or 800-684-4598

E-mail: rep.bob.gunther@house.mn

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Blue Ribbon Pork Cook-Off Awards

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The 20th Annual Blue Ribbon Pork Cook

Off was held Wednesday, August 16th from

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Martin County Fairgrounds.

Proceeds from this event help support

two $4,200 Agri-Business Scholarships. All six

contestants gave an outstanding effort, with

imaginative and flavorful pork creations that

ticket-holders agreed made selecting this year’s

favorites especially difficult.

Thank you to all of our sponsors: The

Agri-Business Committee of the Fairmont Area

Chamber of Commerce, Bank Midwest, Cargill

Inc., Compeer Financial, Dutch Creek Farms,

Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, Kahler Automation,

Martin County Corn and Soybean Growers, Martin

County Pork Producers, Preferred Capital

Management, Profinium Financial, Valero Renewables,

CFS, and Zoetis.

We would also like to thank this year's

contestants: Ambiance on Albion Taphouse &

Grill in Fairmont, Cup ‘N Saucer Restaurant in

Photo Credit:

Fairmont Photo Press

ABOVE: Seth and Elizabeth Lintelman, owners of

Sherburn's Cup N' Saucer, receive 1st place awards

for both Peoples' and Connoisseurs' Choice at the

20th Annual Blue Ribbon Pork Cook-Off

Sherburn, Fairmont Butcher Block in Fairmont,

Green Mill Restaurant in Fairmont, Marina

Lodge in Fairmont and The Blazer Bar & Grill

in Fairmont. Congratulations to this year's winners!

20TH ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON

PORK COOK-OFF WINNERS

Peoples’ Choice Awards

1st Place - Cup N’ Saucer

2nd Place – Fairmont Butcher Block

3rd Place – Marina Lodge

Connoisseurs’ Choice Awards

1st Place - Cup N’ Saucer

2nd Place – Blazer Bar & Grill

3rd Place – Green Mill Restaurant

AS Mobile

Apple/Android

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT?

The Fairmont Area Community Events Calendar has a Mobile App!

You can access information for all the great events going on in Martin County directly from your iOS or Android-based mobile device

using the free mobile app "AS Mobile" published by rSchoolToday! Of course, you can still view upcoming community events on your

desktop or laptop computer by visiting the community calendar website at www.fairmontareacalendar.com. If you have any questions

or concerns about updating your events to the Fairmont Area Community Calendar, please email the Fairmont Area Chamber

of Commerce at info@fairmontchamber.org.

Calendar Funding Partners: Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairmont Convention and Visitors Bureau, City of Fairmont,

Fairmont Area Schools, and Blandin Community Broadband Grant. Other Partners: Fairmont Community Education

and Recreation.

Over a decade of

helping my customers

make good choices.

507.235.5547

info@fairmontchamber.org

Troy Sunken

1304 Blue Earth Ave., Fairmont, MN

507-238-4786

(507) 238-4949


September programs at CER

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What an amazing community we live in! The commitment to youth

and families is evident in the support demonstrated by parents, grandparents,

volunteers, schools, city, business, chamber of commerce, and area organizations

and agencies. Those entities who have been especially supportive

through sponsorships and funding collaborative activities with CER this

summer include City of Fairmont (Free Park Playground Program, Makerspace

Mondays), School (Summer Reads VISTA), 3M (Camp Invention, Makerspace

Mondays), Martin County Youth Foundation (Youth Activity Scholarships,

Science Day Camps), Youth T-ball & Girls Softball Instructional Leagues

Sponsors (The Visual Identity Vault, Perkins Restaurant, United Hospital District

Clinic, GHEC/RM Driving School, Schmidt Installation, Larson and Olsen

Dental, Education Minnesota Fairmont), 39th Annual Fairmont Summer Run

sponsors (Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont, Fairmont Chiropractic and

Acupuncture, Center for Specialty Care, Fairmont Family Dentistry, Carlson

Dental, J. Hokanson Print, Burtis Chiropractic Clinic.)

These and the many other programs that are working for youth and

families in varied capacities are what make a difference to each and every one

who lives or works here – be proud of what you have done to make our community

a great place to live, raise families and grow. Thank you for caring!

A SAMPLING OF UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Microsoft Word Basic September 9

ABE - Free GED/Math/Reading September 11

Safe Routes to Schools Tuesdays September 12

Learn English September 12 & 13

Mini-Cardinal Volleyball Camp (K-3) September 13

Volleyball Open Gym for Adults September 13

Martin Co. Early Childhood Dental Network September 18

Farmers Market Kids Cooking I September 19 & 21

Over 55 Defensive Driving (First Timers) September 20

CER Fall/Winter Catalog Mailout September 22

Farmers Market Kids Cooking II September 26 & 28

Woodcarvers Club September 26

Lights On For Kids Afterschool Begins (Gr 2-6) October 2

Co-Ed Volleyball Fall League Begins October 5

Region 9 Diversity Forum in Fairmont October 11

…and much more!

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