January 2018 - Fairmont Area Chamber Newsletter

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January 2018

Community Connections

“Powering up business throughout Martin County”

Past success, forward momentum

Inside

This Issue

Page 3 - Apply for

MCYF Grants

Page 3 - Elementary

Business Education

Pages 4 & 5 - Business Briefs

Page 6 - Thank You

Chamber Members

Page 5 - Welcome Miranda

Page 7 - Ambassador Visits

Page 7 - Christmas Tree

Recycling

By: Margaret Dillard - Chamber President

Over the last year, chief

concerns among business leaders

throughout the region continue to be

lack of workforce, housing and childcare.

We know that agriculture is the

driving force of our economy. The

board and staff of the chamber strive

to address these concerns and more

business issues through programs,

services and advocacy. In short, we

are here to promote a healthy business

environment in the Fairmont

area. Furthermore, we are stronger

when we work together and celebrate

local successes!

Here are some economic

highlights of 2017: Utilizing online

platforms, (Continued on page 2)

Agri-business Scholarships

ABOVE: A rendering of the proposed Adventure Playground, an all-inclusive

playground to be installed at Gomsrud Park in Fairmont, and just one of the

many initiatives taking shape in our community over the past year.

Graduating Seniors of Martin

County high schools who plan to

pursue a bachelor’s degree in agriculture

or an area of study that services

agriculture, may apply for up

to $8,400 in scholarships. In partnership

with the Agriculture Future

of America (AFA), the Agri-Business

Committee of the Fairmont Area

Chamber of Commerce is offering

two $4,200 scholarships, which include

registration for the Fall 2018

AFA Leaders Conference.

To be considered for a scholarship,

please visit www.agfuture.

org/scholarships. Here, you can

read more about the AFA Community

Scholarships, as well as other

scholarships AFA offers. Click on the

"Apply Now" button to access the application.

You will be asked to write

a 300-500 word essay on your personal

vision for agriculture and how

you plan to contribute through your

chosen career in the agriculture

and food industry. We encourage

you to draft this essay in a separate

word processing program and then

copy/paste it into the application.

Please note that your application

is not complete until you continue

through (Continued on page 3)

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

Zephanie Cole

Align Chiropractic &

Acupuncture, PLC

Dave Cone

Kahler Automation

Corporation

Brandon

Edmundson

Krahmer, Shaffer

& Edmundson, Ltd

Staff:

Treasurer

Sara Pierce

Pierce Accounting

and Tax Services

Mandi Kosbab

Edward Jones

Luke Long

Hy-Vee

Tom Lytle

Bank Midwest

Steve Pomerenke

Compeer Financial

Ann Terfehr

Dan’s Appliance

Margaret Dillard

President

margaret@fairmontchamber.org

Kandi Menne

Office Manager/Director of

Communications

info@fairmontchamber.org

Benjamin Landsteiner

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

benjamin@fairmontchamber.org

Miranda Larsen

Finance Coordinator

finance@fairmontchamber.org

Contact Information:

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

323 East Blue Earth Avenue

P.O. Box 826

Fairmont, MN 56031

Phone: (507) 235-5547

www.FairmontChamber.org

Forward momentum (Continued from page 1)

print media and relationships to feature community

amenities and job opportunities has yielded documented

results. Families, professionals and individuals who

relocated referred to publicity hosted on websites and

social media of FairmontChamber.org and FairmontAreaLife.com

as well as those of our partners Fairmont.

org and VisitFairmontMN.com. Project efforts include

countywide distribution of welcome bags at city halls,

utilities, chambers and civic groups and specific sponsored

campaigns, quarterly Newcomers and Neighbors

welcoming events, outreach through schools and more.

We’ve gathered a database of 50+ residents who have

relocated to the area in the last 5 years.

Fairmont Community Education and Recreation

facilitated the Diversity Forum, which drew more

than 50 people, including chamber members, directors

and staff who seek to prepare our area for growth.

The community had little time to consider the

loss of long-standing big box retailer, JC Penney, before

the space was filled by Savewize, the first brick and

mortar storefront of a wholesale product company.

Fairmont Economic Development Authority

efforts cite several efforts, including assisting with the

opening Fairmont Butcher Block, relocation and expansion

of Zierke Manufacturing and providing Tax Increment

Financing to Fairmont Realty Group, LLC. Ambassadors

led the celebration as seven new 3-bedroom

apartments became available at Prairie Avenue and 1st

Street in August.

A collaborative agreement between Fairmont

Area Schools and the City of Fairmont birthed White-

Tail Ridge, a subdivision of 20 lots, of which five are sold

and the building of new homes is currently underway.

Two examples of how collaboration can bring

amazing results came through Lakeview Healthcare.

This organization answered the needs of the community

when long-term care no longer fit well with Mayo

in Fairmont. Lutz Wing residents were relocated to

Lakeview’s campus as were 85 children when Building

Blocks Childcare needed a new home.

While encouraging youth to find careers locally,

the chamber’s Agri-Business Committee facilitates

two $4,200 ag scholarships while promoting ag

awareness and networking through the Blue Ribbon

Pork Cook Off held during the Martin County Fair and

Minnesota State Pork Masters Golf Outing. Area Career

Exploration showcases local businesses each April to

more than 650 high school sophomores and the Junior

Achievement curriculum supports 35 volunteers

as they provide business education to more than 1100

students from kindergarten through 8th grades.

The first Martin County Ag Tour led by Visit

Fairmont in July and held in cooperation with 1590s

farm to table event promoted Martin County Ag to legislators,

media and public.

Eighteen professionals, selected by their employers,

graduated Leadership Martin County. This immersion

course is a nine-month commitment and provides

participants with in depth information that paves

the way for them to be strong voices for business and

local community advocates.

That a new enthusiasm for what is possible

backed by hard work and dollars allocated toward

community enhancement and infrastructure is evident

as we look to the future. The momentum continues

with the announcement from Fairmont Opera House

of a $10 million expansion and Lakeview Healthcare’s

plans for a new build. Marina Lodge has broken ground

for the addition of a three-bedroom overnight resort

rental. Fairmont Lakes Foundation plans include a kayak

and canoe rental kiosk to come online next summer.

Chamber staff will debut the 2018 newly designed

and branded Martin County Visitor and Relocation

Guide to be published in January 2018. Twelve

thousand are distributed to travel/visitors centers,

chambers, requestors and local outlets while the e-version

outpaces printed copies with over 25,000 views.

Efforts stemming from the 1590 group include

branding our county as “Bacon Capital USA”, creating a

community center and building a play area inside Five

Lakes Centre mall. More than half of the $450,000 has

been pledged to build an all-inclusive playground at

Gomsrud Park.

There are so many efforts underway and more

that are yet to come that I’m sure that I missed something.

I know that I run the risk of omitting grand

achievements, however I think it’s important to note

successes and focus on the positive things yet to come.

I believe in encouraging those who have the courage to

work toward making our world a better place!

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

Apply for MCYF grants Elementary business

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The Martin

County

Youth

Foundation

grant applications

are now available. Grants

will be awarded twice during the

year, in the spring and fall. The mission

of the Martin County Youth

Foundation is to acquire, manage,

and distribute funds to enhance

the lives of youth in Martin County.

Grants will be made to qualified

non-profit organizations including

those with 501(c)3 status,

public agencies, units of government,

and churches that will address

important community youth

needs. Funds received can be used

for youth program costs and support

materials. Interested groups

may pick up grant applications and

guidelines at the Fairmont Area

Chamber of Commerce, 323 East

Blue Earth Avenue, or visit: www.

martincountyyouthfoundation.org.

The deadline for submitting the

grant applications is March 15,

2018. Return completed grants to

Martin County Youth Foundation,

P.O. Box 826, Fairmont, MN 56031

or drop off at the Fairmont Area

Chamber of Commerce.

Consider making a Contribution.

Citizens interested

in creating a permanent endowment

to serve the evolving needs

of our area youth established the

Fairmont Area Youth Foundation

in 2000. In 2005, the name

was changed to the Martin County

Youth Foundation to better reflect

the area they serve.

What is distinctive about

this foundation? The Martin

County Youth Foundation is an area

endowment fund dedicated solely

to serving youth needs. It has the

ability to provide funding for youth

programs and their support.

Why should you support

the Martin County Youth Foundation?

Youth are our greatest

natural resource. Investing in our

youth is investing in our future.

Who oversees the investment?

Contributions are invested

and managed by Minnesota Community

Foundation. Earnings are

then made available through a

grant process to respond to area

youth needs. A local committee of

adults and youth serve as the Advisory

Committee.

ABOVE: Lawrence Sukalski (former director for American Soybean Association

and current director for United Soybean Board) speaks to Mrs. Julie Clarey's

6th grade class about global agriculture as a part of the Junior Achievement

curriculum presented by volunteer teacher Char Kahler.

Scholarships (Continued from page 1)

the last page of the application and

receive an email confirmation.

Applying for an AFA Community

Scholarship online also makes

you eligible for an AFA National

Leader and Academic Scholarship;

however you may only receive either

a local or national award.

The Martin County application

deadline is March 14, 2018. If

you have any questions about the

scholarship, please contact Margaret

at margaret@fairmontchamber.

org or call 507-235-5547.

Questions regarding the online

application can be directed to

Johnna Wallingford on AFA staff at

johnna.wallingford@agfuture.org.

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Chamber member business briefs

Sweet Financial Services

(507) 235-5587

Fairmont’s Sweet Financial Services brings in the top

songwriters in country music to perform at charity

event - On Saturday, November 18th , 2017, Sweet Financial

Services hosted One Night in Nashville at the Fairmont Opera House where

they brought in 3 of the top songwriters in country music from Songwriter City,

The Warren Brothers & Josh Kear, to perform for their clients and members of

the community. With over 300 people in attendance they managed to raise over

$35,000 for the rehabilitation of the local landmark, The Fairmont Opera House.

Red Rock Center for the Arts

(507) 235-9262

Back by popular demand Harper’s Chord returns to the

Red Rock Center for the Arts Saturday, January 20 at 7pm.

Harper’s Chord, is all about the music…drawing from

their love of folk, blues, roots, Americana and country music, Harper’s Chord

captivates audiences with strong, three and four‐part harmonies and easy‐listening

acoustic songs. Harper’s Chord’s sound could be compared to groups

such as Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Dixie Chicks, Sarah Jarosz and Alison

Krauss. With a back porch organic feel that tell stories of emotion and personal

journeys its age perfect show for people of all ages. Tickets on sale now at Hy-Vee

in Fairmont or the online box office at www.redrockcenter.org.

Minuteman Press - Fairmont

(507) 399-0300

Minuteman Press in Fairmont now produces

customized gifts in-house! Using our new machine, special equipment and products,

we can put a picture or logo on anything from coffee cups, stainless steel

tumblers, T-shirts, phone cases and much more. Stop by the Fairmont Mall to

find out more about this and all our printing products we provide for you or your

business. Contact us at 507-399-0300 or fairmont@minutemanpress.com.

Burtis Chiropractic Center

(507) 235-5551

Dr. Scott Burtis of Burtis Chiropractic Center

has attended a number of post-doctorate conferences

recently. In October he attended the

Great lakes Functional Medicine Conference. In November he attended the Mastering

Blood Chemistry presented by Apex Energetics during which he received

Certification in Advanced Blood Panel Interpretation. In December he attended

the Alzheimer’s Conference presented by the Institute of Functional medicine

during which he was certified in the Bredesen Protocol for reversing Alzheimer’s.

He is now qualified to provide Functional Medicine care for Alzheimers and

other forms of dementia. Some of these courses go towards his CFMP (Certified

Functional Medicine Practitioner) certification he will receive in 2018. Burtis

Chiropractic continues to provide blood panel services in a functional medicine

setting to bring these services to the Fairmont and Martin County area.

Vision Statement: The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce will b

Martin County Veterans Memorial (MCVM)

(507) 238-3220

The committee would like to thank the following

2016/2017 donors: *****$20,000+: Doug and Diana

Kahler, Martin County Area Foundation, American

Legion Post 36; ***$5,000-$9,999: Profinium Banks;

**$2,500-$4,999: South Central DAV, American Legion

Post 529, Steve Chase; *$500-$2,499: County Concrete, Madsen Land Surveying,

Terry Viesselman, City of Fairmont, Great Plains Transportation employees, Martin

County VFW Post 1222, James and Mary Schoener, Valero employees, American

Legion Aux. Post 36, Dr. John and Donna Holstine, Barry Altman; and over

125 veteran names received to date. For additional information visit our website

www.mcvm.org or www.facebook.com/mcvmproject, or direct any questions

to committee members Steve Fosness 507-208-8769, Jim Miller 507-236-1026,

Chuck Mixson 507-236-1072, Terry Anderson 507-236-4653.

Fairmont Ford

(507) 235-6681

Fairmont Ford is delighted to announce that Krystal Hill has

been hired as our new Service Advisor. Krystal comes to us

with 6 years of customer service experience. Krystal will be

here to help walk our customer through their service journey.

Krystal is committed to helping all customers have a top notch

experience when in our service department. We are excited to have her on our

team. Stop by and say hello. Welcome to the team, Krystal.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont

(507) 238-8100

As 2018 gets underway, we want to take

a look back on some of the tremendous growth at Mayo Clinic Health System

in Fairmont. We welcomed seven new providers in 2017: Julie Rolstad, nurse

practitioner, Internal Medicine; Julie Woodall, physician assistant, Express Care;

Tracy Mitchell, physician assistant, Family Medicine; Jonathan Buchholz, M.D.,

OB-GYN; Mark Leo, M.D., Urology (outreach); Jessica Schwarz, M.D., Emergency

Medicine; Andrew Brevik, M.D., Internal Medicine. Thank you to all of our patients

and community members for their ongoing support.

Martin County Historical Society

(507) 235-5178

The Martin County Historical Society welcomed some new

faces this fall. Sandy Langford and Jen Saxen were elected

to the board in September. Also, Dona Paris recently joined

the MCHS staff replacing Sandy Nuss who retired in November.

Dona is also involved with the Martin County Genealogy

Society located in the Pioneer Museum. If you are looking for a unique location

for a family reunion, a birthday party, a bridal shower, a graduation party, a class

reunion, or another gathering of this nature, consider the Pioneer Parsonage. The

location, grounds, and décor are appealing and may well fit your needs.

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

Chamber member business briefs

Fairmont Opera House, Inc.

(507) 238-4900

First off we want to wish everyone a Happy

New Year! On January 13 we will be bringing

in ‘Church of Cash’. ‘Church of Cash’ is a tribute band with the express purpose

of honoring the indelible legacy of Johnny Cash. Next, we are excited to

present to you ‘Ole and Lena’s Ice Fishing Fandango’! Ole and Sven are gearing

up, literally, for the Lodge's annual 72 hour Pairs Ice Fishing Marathon

contest while Lena is far more interested in attending the "Spruce Up Your

Farm House" class being held at the senior center.

Erpelding, Voigt & Co., LLP

(507) 235-3377

Erpelding, Voigt & Co., LLP hosted an open house on

Thursday, January 4th to celebrate our remodeled interior

office space. Thanks to everyone who stopped

by to meet our staff as we prepare for tax season. Happy New Year to all!

Kahler Automation

(507) 235-6648

Kahler Automation held another successful

Christmas gift drive for area children this year, with our amazing employees

donating nearly $1,500 in cash & gifts; the company contributed an additional

$1,000. Speaking of great employees, there have been several noteworthy

transitions recently: KUDOS to Electrical Designer Justin Portz, who

passed the licensure exam to become a Journeyman Electrician! WELCOME

to Media/Training Coordinator Jessica Pierce and Southern Territory Sales

Manager Greg Chapek! And FAREWELL to retirees Dennis Turner (Special

Projects Coordinator), Garett Jagodzinske (Grain Systems Specialist), and

Gene Justice (Embedded Software Engineer)! Congratulations to all on these

new phases of their lives.

Edward Jones Investments - Mandi Kosbab

(507) 235-8524 - Member SIPC

When Do You Need a Financial Advisor? When

might you need the help of a financial professional? Actually, you can benefit

from the services of a financial advisor at many life events. For starters, when

you begin your career, you could use some help in choosing the right investments

in your employer’s retirement plan. And when you change jobs, you’ll

need to know what to do with that plan. When you get married, you and your

spouse could use some guidance in setting joint goals and establishing appropriate

investment strategies. And if you have children, you can rely on a financial

professional to present you with some college-savings options. Finally, as

you enter retirement, you should know how much you can withdraw each year

from your retirement accounts without running the risk of outliving your resources.

And you’ll have questions on when to take Social Security and other

key issues. Most important life events will carry some financial concerns. But

you don’t have to face these challenges alone – and by getting the help you

need, you can ease the transition from one stage of life to another.

“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.

AS Mobile

Apple/Android

South Creek HR LLC

(507) 951-6059

South Creek HR is pleased to offer an open

DiSC Workshop on January 29, 2018 from 8:30am – Noon at the Holiday Inn

in Fairmont. This workshop will help your team build better relationships ...

one relationship at a time! Participants can include anyone in your organization,

regardless of title or role. The focus is on helping each team member

discover and understand their own DiSC® Style, and well as how to develop

people reading skills that will help them understand and appreciate the style

of the other people they work with. The result is more effective and productive

working relationships. Deadline to register is January 10, 2018. For

more information, or to register contact Crystal Hanson at chanson@southcreekhr.com

or 507-951-6059.

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.

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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, January 1st

New Years Day (Offices Closed)

Wednesday, January 10th - 6:00 p.m.

Bureau 14 Meeting

Tuesday, January 16th - 6:00 p.m.

Agri-Business Meeting

Wednesday, January 17th - 3:00 p.m.

Ambassadors Meeting / Ribbon Cuttings

Tuesday, January 23rd - 9:00 a.m.

Social Media Breakfast

Wednesday, January 24th - 7:30 a.m.

Chamber Board Meeting

WELCOME

NEW MEMBERS!

Corporate Graphics

Golden Tie Tuxes

Small Business

Development Center

South Creek HR, LLC

Wiederhoeft Welding

& Machine

Thank you members!

We would like to thank each of our 2017

member businesses for their continued support

of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and

for enabling us to serve our business community.

In the past year, your support has enabled

us to bring you seminars and events, news and

networking opportunities, community visibility

and other valuable benefits that have helped to

strengthen our local businesses environment.

We are tackling our members' concerns

like attracting skilled labor and improving online

presence. We keep you informed on relevant

issues that impact your business like hiring

strategies for acquiring top talent in the age

of Millennials. We provide ongoing networking

opportunities and exclusive advertising channels

to increase your visibility. We coordinate

members-only discounts for your business and

employees. We promote the patronage of local

retail and support new business endeavors.

Welcome Miranda!

These are just a few examples of the many ways

we are working to help your business succeed.

We want you to take full advantage of

your chamber membership in the coming year!

Ask us how we can help you reach your customers,

fill job openings, inform the community, expand

your network, get your business online or

have a voice in government.

Visit our website at www.fairmontchamber.org,

contact us by phone at 507-235-

5547, or email us at info@fairmontchamber.org

to find out more about all the benefits available

to you through your chamber membership!

The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

staff and board of directors thanks you

for your help in making 2017 another great year

for our local business community. We look forward

to helping you and your business achieve

even greater success in 2018 and the years to

come!

Hi! My name is Miranda

Larsen and I am the new Finance

Coordinator for the

Fairmont Chamber. I grew up

in Delavan, MN and am a Blue

Earth Area High School graduate.

Then I went on to obtain

my bachelor’s degree in accounting

from Concordia College in Moorhead,

MN. I now live in Blue Earth with my husband,

Tyler, and our two-year old daughter, Millena.

We enjoy spending time outside, going for

walks, playing at the park, and going to the Fairmont

races. I am looking forward to getting to

know more people and getting involved in the

Fairmont community through the chamber!

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ment for our members, recognition of accomplishments, effective communication, and doing all things efficiently and in a fiscally responsible manner.

Ambassadors celebrate new beginnings

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GOLDEN TIE TUXES

Chamber ambassadors celebrate the grand opening

of chamber member Golden Tie Tuxes at 113 W. Blue

Earth Ave. in Fairmont with owner Kathy Detert.

SAVEWIZE DEPARTMENT STORE

Ambassadors welcome new retail business Savewize

Department Store with a ribbon cutting during their

grand opening in the Five Lakes Centre mall.

LAKEVIEW FUNERAL HOME

Ambassadors congratulate Chris Toomer & Tonya

Mortensen, new owners of member business Lakeview

Funeral Home in Fairmont.

Recycle your Christmas Tree

Christmas is over, and all your decorations

are packed away for another year. Now,

what do you do with your Christmas Tree? Look

no further, Prairieland Solid Waste will recycle

your tree for FREE!

Drop-sites will be open through January

6th. Only trees are accepted; NO wreathes,

roping, tree stands, metal or ornaments on the

trees.

Drop-site Locations: Fairmont Skate

Park - 417 East Margaret Street (East of the Humane

Society - Enter Margaret Street from the

East), Fairmont; Sherburn Nursery, Sherburn;

and Trimont City Brush Site, Trimont.

For more information, contact Billeye

Rabbe, Prairieland Solid Waste Coordinator at

507-776-3232.

THINK LOCAL FIRST!

DID YOU KNOW? Studies find

that local businesses recirculate

a greater share of every dollar in

the local economy, as they create

locally owned supply chains and

invest in their employees.

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


January programs at CER

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Make a New Year’s Resolution to count your blessings, stay

active and take advantage of local opportunities. CER offers opportunities

to learn new skills and live healthier lifestyles for a variety of ages

including Defensive Driver, Scuba Diving, Zumba Flair, Snowshoeing (&

Snowshoe Rental), Minecraft Robotics, Snowmobile Safety, Dog Obedience,

Basketball, Volleyball, Pickleball, Cake Decorating, Free Adult Basic

Education and English Language Learner classes and much more!

It’s the Law: All residents of Minnesota born after December 31,

1976, MUST have a Snowmobile Safety Certificate to operate a snowmobile

in Minnesota. Please complete the snowmobilecourse.com or snowmobile-ed.com

before registering for the January 6 Snowmobile Safety

Review class in Fairmont sponsored by the Blizzard Snowmobile Club

and CER.

For an up-to date list of activities, see the CER Web Store at

fairmontareaschools.portal.rschooltoday.com

and click on the CER tab.

For more information, contact the CER office located in the

Fairmont Elementary School Door 15A, 714 Victoria Street, Fairmont

Call 507-235-3141 or Email rdauer@fairmont.k12.mn.us

A SAMPLING OF UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Snowmobile Safety (age 11-adult) January 6

Saturday Boys Basketball (4 yrs – Grade 3) January 6

Introduction to Ice Hockey (Ages 3-12) January 6

Zumba (Mondays/Wednesdays) January 8/10

Open Gym Volleyball/Pickleball (Tuesdays-adults) January 9

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving (age 10 & up) January 9

Advanced Dog Obedience January 9

Winter Theme Cake Decorating January 11

Rick Pauly Pitching Clinics January 13

Story Time and Crafts (Grades 1-2) January 17

Over 55 Defensive Driving (4-hour refresher) January 17

Minecraft Robotics (Grade 1-7) January 22

Fabulous Friday Fun (Gr 3-6) February 2

Family Snowshoe at Cedar Park February 10

Snowshoe Date Night At Cedar Park (21+) February 10

PEBC Aeriums (pre-register by January 26) February 12

…and much more!

Facebook Advertising & iMovie - January 23 rd

The next Social

Media Breakfast

will be held on January

23 from 9 am to

10 am at the Southern

Minnesota Educational

Campus,

115 S. Park St., in

Fairmont.

During this month's seminar, instructor

Kristeena Patsche (Social Media Manager at

Minnesota Soybean) will cover "Facebook Advertising

101" with a session on "Promotional

Videos using iMovie" by instructor Katy Gonzalez

(Assistant Director at Fairmont Area Kinship)

to follow.

Visit our website at www.fairmontchamber.org

to register for this event or to find

out how you can sponsor a future Social Media

Breakfast event.

Fairmont Area Social

Media Breakfast

is made possible in part by a technology

grant from the Blandin Foundation.

VISION CARE

CONTACT LENS

www.fairmontarealife.com

Paul Seibert, O.D.

1307 ALBION AVE., SUITE 102

FAIRMONT, MN

PH: (507) 238-4228

James Busche, O.D.

Spencer Seibert, O.D.

111 E. 6TH ST.

BLUE EARTH, MN

PH: (507) 526-2020

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