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Community Connections “Powering up business throughout Martin County” Community Calendar upgraded October 2017 Inside This Issue Page 2 - Every Little Thing Makes a Difference Page 2 - Membership Drive Page 3 - Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed Page 3 - Glows Parade Call for Entries Pages 4 & 5 - Business Briefs Page 6 - Legislative News Page 6 - Retail Committee Page 7 - Ambassador Visits Page 7 - Teachers' Banquet The Fairmont Area Calendar has been upgraded to provide more intuitive navigation, improved aesthetics, and greater utility. Those familiar with the previous landing page will note a more visually engaging experience, with easy-tofind navigation options and centralized resources for users. A more subtle, but perhaps even more valuable upgrade, can be found just below the categorical photo grid that first meets the eye. A button labeled “Submit an Event” now offers an easy to use interface for businesses, groups and organizations to submit their upcoming events. This seemingly minor addition offers immense potential by opening up this powerful resource ABOVE: The Fairmont Area Calendar website features a sleek new interface to all events in the Fairmont area, no longer limited by a smaller number of approved requestors. To browse upcoming events or download the mobile app, visit www.FairmontAreaCalendar.com. Seminar on millennial workforce ABOVE: Instructor Wes Pruett of HR Advisors The Fairmont Area Chamber, Minnesota Workforce Center, and the City of Fairmont have come together to sponsor a workforce seminar that confronts the changing landscape of employment. The afternoon workshop, titled “Hiring Quality Employees in the Age of Millennials,” will take place from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday, November 3rd in Room 012 of the Southern Minnesota Educational Campus (SMEC) in Fairmont. During the seminar, instructor Wes Pruett of HR Advisors, LLC will help you to learn best practices for recruiting, onboarding and retaining top talent in the wake of the generational shift now occurring in our workforce. Designed to satisfy the needs of business leaders, human resource professionals, managers, supervisors and organizational development, this half-day program will provide actionable (Continued on page 5) 323 East Blue Earth Avenue • Fairmont, MN 56031 • 507-235-5547 • www.FairmontChamber.org • FairmontChamber