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November 2017 Community Connections “Powering up business throughout Martin County” Glows Parade to brighten spirits Inside This Issue Page 2 - Sharing our values Page 2 - Reaching New Markets Page 3 - Membership Drive Page 3 - 15 Reasons to Join the chamber today Page 3 - Agri-Business Committee Pages 4 & 5 - Business Briefs Page 5 - Strengthening Retail Page 7 - Ambassador Visits ABOVE: Parade-goers witness a stunning display of holiday cheer as floats and vehicles embellished with lights, signs and musical accompaniment kick off the holiday season at the Fairmont Glows Parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus, direct from the North Pole, will be arriving at the Fairmont Municipal Airport via the North Pole Express around 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17th. Everyone is invited to greet this special arrival. Gather the kids, grab those Christmas wish-lists, and head over to the airport for a chance to meet the jolly elf himself. Don't forget to bring your camera. Join us along Downtown Plaza later in the evening as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Glows Parade, complete with pre and post-parade activities. The Immanuel Lutheran Church will be serving Chili and Oyster Stew from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at 1200 North North Avenue. The Martin County Substance Abuse Prevention (MCSAP) Coalition will be hosting a Youth Fun Night at the Martin County Youth for Christ Lighthouse, 213 Downtown Plaza, until 9:30 p.m. All Martin County youth are invited to join them during and after the parade. The Blazer Bar & Grill will host live mu- (Continued on page 7) Welcome new board members Three local professionals have stepped up to serve on the 13 member board of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce. Luke Long of Hy-Vee, Tom Lytle of Bank Midwest and Steve Pomerenke of Compeer Financial will officially begin their three year terms this coming December. We want to thank our outgoing board members Ron Kopischke (Past Chair) of Profinium, Inc. and Chris Carstensen of Carstensen Cabinetry and Woodworking for their dedicated service to this chamber and to our community. Those who will continue to serve on the board of directors through 2018 include: Les Anderson; Deb Barnes; Stephanie Busiahn; Zephanie Cole; Dave Cone; Brandon Edmundson; Mandi Kosbab; Kerry Nagel-Allen; Sara Pierce and Ann Terfehr. 323 East Blue Earth Avenue • Fairmont, MN 56031 • 507-235-5547 • • FairmontChamber

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