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Chamber Newsletter - May 2018

Chamber Newsletter - May

May 2018 Community Connections “Powering up business throughout Martin County” A decade of local career awareness Inside This Issue Page 2 - Sunshine in our Disposition Page 2 - Thanks to our Members Page 3 - Pork Cook-Off Tickets Page 3 - PorkMasters Page 3 - Ambassadors Scholarship Page 3 - MCAF Grants Pages 4 & 5 - Business Briefs Page 4 - Leadership Martin County Page 7 - Chamber Golf Outing Who knew so many individuals could come together; volunteers, students, counselors and business professionals, all under one roof, for a few short hours and make such an impact on over 650 area sophomores lives? Ten years ago, a collaboration between the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Center, ISEEK, area organizations and volunteers, put together the ACE event with this mission in mind: to raise career awareness for area students so they are knowledgeable of the opportunities awaiting them in our communities when they finish their education. The Area Career Exploration (otherwise known as ACE) took place April 11th at the Fairmont ABOVE: Approximately one hundred area businesses gather at the Fairmont High School to share local career opportunities with area sophomores. High School. Students from Blue Earth, Butterfield-Odin, Fairmont, Granada Huntley East Chain, Martin County West, Martin Luther, Mountain Lake, North Union, Southern Plains, St. James, Jackson and Truman attended the career fair. They received (Continued on page 6) Blandin taps Fairmont leadership The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that our community has been chosen as one of just ten communities in greater Minnesota to take part in the Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) in 2019. Our board of directors took the initiative to develop and submit an application on behalf of the Fairmont community earlier this year. This will be the first time in over ten years that our community has been granted the opportunity to participate in the BCLP, having taken part just twice since the program’s inception in 1985. The BCLP has served over 7000 leaders from more than 600 rural Minnesota communities to date. The program aims (Continued on page 6) 323 East Blue Earth Avenue • Fairmont, MN 56031 • 507-235-5547 • www.FairmontChamber.org • FairmontChamber

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