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<strong>April</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Connections</strong><br />

Chamber Golf date set- June 9th, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Inside<br />

This Issue<br />

Page 2-3 - Chamber<br />

Members for <strong>2023</strong><br />

Page 4 - Business Briefs<br />

Page 5 - Business Briefs<br />

Continued, Martin County<br />

Leadership Program<br />

Page 6 -Pork Masters,<br />

Area Career Exploration,<br />

Fluorescent bulb recycling<br />

Page 7- Ambassador Visits,<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Calender<br />

Page 8 <strong>Community</strong><br />

Education Recreation<br />

(CER)<br />

Preparation for the Chamber Golf Outing<br />

has begun! The Chamber Golf Outing, routinely<br />

among the earliest outing of the season, and will<br />

celebrate the 26th year as a much anticipated<br />

afternoon of fun, networking, and relaxation!<br />

Mark your calenders and round up your<br />

foursome to join in this signature chamber event.<br />

The outing is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m.<br />

shotgun start on Friday June 9th at The Rose<br />

Lake Golf Club in Fairmont.<br />

The annual outing offers opportunities for<br />

local businesses to network while making a local<br />

impact by supporting one of the many important<br />

causes the Chamber takes on.<br />

This event serves as a fund-raiser to support<br />

the three local youth programs coordinated<br />

by the Chambers Business Education Committee.<br />

Each year the Chamber holds a welcome banquet<br />

for new teachers to the district.<br />

We purchase the volunteer teacher kits<br />

and coordinated volunteers for the Junior<br />

Achievment program in public and private<br />

schools ( grades K-6th).<br />

We also organize the Area Career Exploration<br />

for sophomores held each year in<br />

<strong>April</strong> at the Fairmont Highschool. With attendance<br />

of 11 area schools and an average of 100<br />

businesses and colleges.<br />

•Each hole has a different game challenge<br />

with Chamber Bucks given as the prize.<br />

•Door prizes and Golfer gift bags are<br />

also part of the annual event.<br />

•Hole sponsorships are currently available<br />

to all Chamber members.<br />

•If you have sport event tickets you won’t<br />

be able to use- or something unique. Consider<br />

donating them to the 26th annual golf outing.<br />

For more information on how to register<br />

for golfing, sponsor a hole, or donate a door<br />

prize. Contact Sydney at the Fairmont Area<br />

Chamber of Commerce at (507)235-5547, or<br />

email at info@fairmontchamber.org<br />

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

Board of Directors Officers:<br />

Chair<br />

Joe Evans<br />

Mayo Clinic Health<br />

Systems<br />

Vice Chair<br />

Aaron Speltz<br />

Hy-Vee<br />

Board of Directors:<br />

Rick Ash<br />

United Hospital<br />

District<br />

John Christ<br />

Kahler Automation<br />

Mike Christians<br />

Green Mill<br />

Sara Cyphers<br />

D & S Trophies<br />

Nicole Johnston<br />

Visit Fairmont<br />

Staff:<br />

Mission Statement: The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for promoting a healthy business clim<br />

Past Chair<br />

Keith Hoye<br />

KSUM and KFMC<br />

Radio<br />

Treasurer<br />

Vonnie Cone<br />

ReMax Total Realty<br />

Marsha Leschefske<br />

Booj Boutique<br />

Jeff Militello<br />

Militello Motors<br />

Blake Potthoff<br />

Fairmont Opera<br />

House, Inc.<br />

Jeff Rouse<br />

Destination Small<br />

Town<br />

Kandi Menne<br />

President<br />

president@fairmontchamber.org<br />

Rachel Manwarren<br />

Finance Director<br />

finance@fairmontchamber.org<br />

Sydney Andrews<br />

Office Manager/Director of<br />

Communications<br />

info@fairmontchamber.org<br />

Contact Information:<br />

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

323 East Blue Earth Avenue<br />

P.O. Box 826<br />

Fairmont, MN 56031<br />

Phone: (507) 235-5547<br />

www.FairmontChamber.org<br />

Thank you to our Membership<br />

Kandi Menne: Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce President<br />

Our mission statement reads:<br />

“The Fairmont Area Chamber<br />

of Commerce is an advocate for<br />

promoting a healthy business<br />

climate by facilitating access to<br />

leaders, communication and<br />

3M-Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing<br />

AdMfg, Inc.<br />

American Legion Post #36<br />

Ameriprise Financial<br />

Andy Traetow<br />

Ronald J. Arens, CPA, PC<br />

Associate Optometry, P.A.<br />

Auctioneer Alley, Land Services Unlimited, Inc.<br />

Aventure Staffing<br />

Baarts Trucking, Inc.<br />

Bank Midwest - Fairmont<br />

Bank Midwest - Sherburn<br />

Bank Midwest Investment & Insurance Services<br />

Baywood Home Care<br />

Becker Storage<br />

Belle Vue Estates Condominiums<br />

Best Western<br />

BEVCOMM, Inc.<br />

Birch Street Dentistry<br />

Bob Wallace<br />

Bob Gunther<br />

BoeKett Building Supply, Inc. - Fairmont<br />

BoeKett Building Supply, Inc. - Truman<br />

Bolton and Menk, Inc.<br />

Borchardt Agency, Inc.<br />

Bowlmor Lanes<br />

Brian Ruschy Construction & Consulting<br />

C & B Operations<br />

CarpetsPlus ColorTile, Inc<br />

Carstensen Cabinetry & Woodworking<br />

CCF Bank<br />

Center Agency<br />

Century 21 Northland Realty<br />

Central Farm Service<br />

Channel Inn<br />

Char Kahler<br />

Cheri Frank<br />

CHS, Inc.<br />

Cathy Reynolds<br />

<strong>2023</strong> INVESTED MEMBERS<br />

education through programs and services for its<br />

members.”<br />

When you are a member of the Fairmont Area<br />

Chamber of Commerce you are investing in the<br />

future of our community.<br />

Thank you to the following businesses that have<br />

committed to helping us fulfill our goals!<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Education and Recreation<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Options and Resources (COR)<br />

Compeer Financial<br />

Corporate Graphics<br />

Countryside Townhouses<br />

Cress Refrigeration, Inc.<br />

Culligan Water Conditioning<br />

Cutting Edge Fitness<br />

D & S Trophies - Embroidery & Screen Printing<br />

Dan's Appliance, Sleep Source & TV<br />

Rick DeBoer Signs<br />

Dee's Floral and Designs<br />

DeWar Electric, Inc.<br />

Doolittle's Carpet and Paints Inc.<br />

Don Anderson<br />

Dulcimer Medical Center, P.A.<br />

Easy Automation, Inc<br />

Edina Realty<br />

Education Minnesota- Fairmont<br />

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Dan Hamlet<br />

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Drew Schellpeper<br />

Erpelding, Voigt and Co. L.L.P<br />

E-Z Wash Laundromat<br />

Fairmont 5 Theatre<br />

Fairmont <strong>Community</strong> Education & Recreation<br />

Fairmont Early Risers Kiwanis<br />

Fairmont Economic Development Authority<br />

Fairmont Farmers Mutual Insurance Company<br />

Fairmont Ford<br />

Fairmont Hearing Aid Service<br />

Fairmont Housing and Redevelopment<br />

Fairmont Lakes Foundation<br />

Fairmont Opera House<br />

Fairmont Roofing<br />

Fairmont Rotary Club<br />

Fairmont Trap Club<br />

Fairmont Veterinary Clinic<br />

Fairmont Youth Hockey Association<br />

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation<br />


ate by facilitating access to leaders, communication and education through programs and services for its members.<br />

Fairmont Area Let's Go Fishing<br />

Fareway Stores Inc.<br />

Faribault County Register<br />

First Farmers & Merchants National Bank<br />

Fitzgerald Moving<br />

Flying Goose Campground & Resort<br />

Gemini Studios<br />

Gethmann Dental Office<br />

Good News Bookstore<br />

Graffiti Corner Frozen Treat & Coffee Lounge<br />

Graham Tire Co.<br />

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar<br />

Green Plains Fairmont LLC<br />

Green Plains, Inc<br />

Grey Duck Photo Booth<br />

Habitat for Humanity of Martin & Faribault Counties<br />

Hampton Inn<br />

Heartland Senior Living<br />

Heritage Acres<br />

Hinz - n - Hinz General Contractors<br />

Hometown Sanitation Services, LLC<br />

Hugoson Pork<br />

Hy-Vee Foods<br />

IFC National Marketing, Inc.<br />

Ingleside<br />

Interlaken Golf Club<br />

Jake's Pizza<br />

Jane Kollofski<br />

Jetter Clean, Inc.<br />

JL Computers<br />

Kahler Automation Corp.<br />

Karen Toupal<br />

Kenway Engineering, Inc.<br />

Kinship of Martin County<br />

Kinum, Inc.<br />

Krahmer Law Firm<br />

Krahmer, Shaffer & Edmundson, Ltd<br />

Krueger Realty, Inc.<br />

Joe Kurtzman<br />

Lakeview Funeral Home<br />

Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center<br />

Lange Ag Systems<br />

Lawn Solutions, Inc.<br />

Lund Chiropractic<br />

Madsen Land Surveying, Inc.<br />

Mandi Kosbab<br />

The Marina Lodge<br />

Martin County Corn and Soybean Growers<br />

Martin County Economic Development Authority<br />

Martin County Fair<br />

Martin County Farm Bureau<br />

Martin County Historical Society<br />

Martin County License Center, Inc.<br />

Martin County Mechanical/ A-OK Services<br />

Martin County Pork Producers<br />

Martin County Veterans Memorial<br />

Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service<br />

Mayo Clinic Health System - Fairmont<br />

McDonald's<br />

Midcontinent Communications<br />

Midwest IT Systems, Inc.<br />

Militello Motors<br />

Miller Sellner<br />

Minnesota Motor Bus, Inc.<br />

MRCI<br />

NAPA Auto Parts of Fairmont<br />

Noddle Companies - Fairmont Plaza<br />

Northern Lines Insurance<br />

One Office Solution<br />

Optimal Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture<br />

Our Story Productions<br />

Over the Top Marketing<br />

Partners Funding, Inc.<br />

Paul Seibert<br />

Peterson Anthony Insurance Agency - Fairmont<br />

Peterson Anthony InsuranceAgency - Trimont<br />

Phileo by Lesaffre<br />

The Photo Press<br />

Pierce Accounting & Tax Services<br />

The "Old Post Office"<br />

Preffered Captial Management<br />

Professional Tax Advisor Inc.<br />

Profinium Insurance Agency<br />

Profinium, Inc. - Fairmont<br />

Profinium, Inc. -Truman<br />

Quality Inn<br />

The Ranch Restaurant<br />

Re/Max Total Realty<br />

Red Rock Center<br />

Redi-Haul Trailers, Inc.<br />

Reiter Dental P.A.<br />

River Bend Business Products<br />

Riverland <strong>Community</strong> College<br />

Rose Lake Golf Club<br />

Rosens's, Inc.<br />

S & J Excavation Inc.<br />

Safety Solutions Inc.<br />

Juanita Schmeeckle Foundation<br />

Scooter's Coffee<br />

Seifried Portrait Design<br />

Fairmont Sentinel<br />

Service Master by Rice<br />

Slumberland Furniture<br />

Southern Minnesota Independent Living Enterprises<br />

South Central WorkForce Council<br />

Southern Minnesota Skin Solutions<br />

Sovell Jewelry<br />

The Squeegee Brothers Inc.<br />

St. John Vianney Catholic School<br />

State Bank of Fairmont<br />

STEP, Inc.<br />

Sterling Drug<br />

Subway of Fairmont<br />

Super 8 Motel<br />

Sweet Financial Partners<br />

Thate's Tree Service<br />

Thrivent Financial<br />

Twelve Baskets Re-Sale<br />

United Hospital District Home Health& Hospice<br />

United Hospital District, Inc.<br />

Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC<br />

Visit Fairmont<br />

Voss Cleaning Services - DBA CleanRite ChemDry<br />

Wanda Patsche<br />

Waste Management<br />

Welcome Motor Company<br />

Chain of Lakes Yacht Club<br />

3<br />

www.deerequipment.com<br />


Product Specialist<br />

■ Sales & Leasing Expert<br />

■ Customer Focused Service<br />

■ Competitive Pricing<br />

“Your Friendly Ford Dealer Since 1909”<br />


FORD<br />

www.fairmontford.com<br />

700 E. Blue Earth Ave.<br />

507-235-6681<br />

email: Paul@fairmontford.com<br />

Mon 8-8; Tues through Fri 8-5:30;<br />

Sat 8-3

Chamber Member Business Briefs<br />

Profinium Bank<br />

(507)235-5538<br />

Each year, Profinium recognizes team members who<br />

exemplify our Pursuit to be “Vested in our communities’<br />

success with leadership, resources and time.”<br />

A special donation of $100 is given to an organization of the team member’s<br />

choice. Profinium would like to recognize Martin County President, Ian Bents.<br />

Ian has spent many years making an impact for the Fairmont Baseball <strong>Community</strong>.<br />

He spent majority of his time last year coaching the 13U Fairmont/<br />

Northrop Jr Martins Baseball Team, as well as serving on the Fairmont Baseball<br />

Association board. In addition, he served as Director & Coach for Kiwanis<br />

Baseball. He also volunteered many hours as a coach for the Fairmont Hockey<br />

Association. Lastly, he served as Board Member for Mayo <strong>Community</strong> Board &<br />

Credit Committee Member for Fairmont MN Economic Development (FEDA).<br />

Midwest IT<br />

(507)399-0577<br />

Midwest IT Systems, Inc. recently demonstrated<br />

compliance with the regulatory standards of the<br />

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Midwest<br />

IT Systems was formed in 2001 by former CIA Office of Security staff<br />

member, Allen Aukes, and provides managed IT services, data backup<br />

and recovery, VoIP and cybersecurity services to businesses in Southern<br />

Minnesota and Northern Iowa. They help small- to medium-sized businesses<br />

by managing their day-to-day IT requirements and securing their<br />

networks against the full range of cyber threats. Managed IT service providers<br />

to healthcare organizations are classed as business associates under<br />

HIPAA, and must be HIPAA-compliant. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance<br />

demonstrates to current and future healthcare clients that Midwest IT<br />

Systems has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is<br />

committed to ensuring the privacy and security of ePHI. “Our clients can<br />

trust their IT partner not only understands HIPAA, but has verified and<br />

validated our own HIPAA Compliance through Compliancy Group. We<br />

are thankful for what Compliancy Group delivers,” said Aukes.<br />

Fairmont Municipal Liquor Store<br />

Shop and save locally! Take 15% off a case of wine<br />

or liquor (L1.75) 10% off 1/2 case liquor (L1.75)<br />

8% off 1/2 case wine. (Excludes ALL sale items).<br />

Profits from the liquor store are reinvested in Fairmont.<br />

Shop local today and every day!<br />

Vision Statement: The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce will b<br />

Interlaken Heritage Days - Fairmont<br />

We've only got a few booth spots left for our Spring<br />

Craft & Vendor Show on <strong>April</strong> 29th at the Fairmont<br />

Armory! If you're interested in being a vendor please<br />

email Rachel at interlakenheritagedays@gmail.com to<br />

register! We will not duplicate direct sales companies. Full list of<br />

vendors on www.ihdfairmont.org.<br />

Waste Management<br />

(507)235-9898<br />

Waste Management is in need of filling positions<br />

for non-experienced CDL Drivers in Fairmont,<br />

MN. These positions offer $5000 Sign on Bonus. Waste Management<br />

offers exceptional, unmatched benefits, and career advancement opportunities.<br />

We have found that veterans are a great fit in our organization <strong>–</strong> in<br />

fact, one in twelve of our employees are former military. We encourage<br />

you to apply online, at https://wm.com/careers [wm.com] As an EEO/<br />

Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration<br />

for employment.<br />

Lund Chiropractic<br />

(507) 235-3331<br />

Dr. John Lund of Lund Chiropractic would life to welcome<br />

Dr. Jacob Zebedee, Sports Chiropractic. Dr. Jacob<br />

Zebedee grew up in rural Winnebago, MN and graduated<br />

from Blue Earth Area High School in 2012. After high school, Dr, Zebedee<br />

attended the University of Sioux Falls, where he majored us exercise<br />

science and psychology. Following his undergrad. Dr. Zebedee studied at<br />

Northwestern Health Science University in Bloomington MN, where he<br />

obtained his chiropractic degree with and emphasis in sports chiropractic.<br />

He graduated in <strong>April</strong> 2021 and has been practicing in southern Minnesota<br />

since. Dr. Zebedee is excited to serve the community of Fairmont<br />

and surrounding areas.<br />

Interlaken Golf Club<br />

(507) 238-1693<br />

The <strong>2023</strong> Golf season is the perfect time to become a<br />

member of the Interlaken Golf Club.<br />

Single Membership- Year One: 50% off. Second Year:<br />

35% Off Dues, Third Year: 20% Off Dues. Family Membership- Year<br />

One: 50% off Dues Second Year- 35% Off Dues, Third Year- 20% Off<br />

Dues. Special pricing is Available for Singles or Couples Under 30 years<br />

of age. Must not have been a member in the past 5 years. For full pricing<br />

options and detatils, call Interlaken Golf Club or email proshop@interlakescolf.com<br />

for more information.<br />


e recognized as the leader in assisting area businesses to prosper.<br />

Business Brief Cont.<br />

Martin County Relay for Life<br />

(507)236-1231<br />

Sherburn American Legion <strong>–</strong><br />

Steak Fry -Saturday <strong>April</strong> 8, <strong>2023</strong><br />

5:00-8:00PM. All tips and donations will go to<br />

Martin County Relay For Life. Will be held at Sherburn<br />

American Legion - 18 N Osborne St - Sherburn.<br />

Choose from Ribeye Steak | Steak & Shrimp Combo | Jumbo Shrimp |<br />

Smoked Pork Chop. Meal includes Salad Bar, Baked Potato & Garlic<br />

Bread. For more information go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/rflmartincountymn<br />

Business Briefs are one of the<br />

many benefits of being a Chamber<br />

member. Deadline for the May<br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Connections</strong> insert is Aptil<br />

24, <strong>2023</strong>. Please limit to 100 words<br />

Giddy Up Boutique<br />

(507) 236-1977<br />

Spring and summer are busting through<br />

the doors of Boutique Giddy-Up and<br />

Broke Girl Boutique, located on beautiful<br />

Downtown Plaza. As you wonder through the Boutique you will find<br />

two dress shops with over 1,000 dresses to choose from! Our first Dress<br />

shop, gives you a feeling of shopping in a Parisian Dress Boutique.<br />

Continuing on to the next Boutique you'll find it to have a 50's inspired<br />

vibe, filled with colorful Spring and Summer dresses in all sizes. If you<br />

haven't visited our Boutique yet, it's time you do. Remember ..."Life is a<br />

Fashion show, and the World is your runway. "<br />

or less. Lengthy submitted briefs may be included, but on a space available only.<br />

A photo or business logo can also be included. No pricing allowed. Examples<br />

are: open houses, expansion, new managers/employees, new product, Milestone<br />

anniversaries, events, awards, etc. . Email to info@fairmontchamber.org<br />

5<br />

Martin County Leadership Program<br />

Leadership Martin County will be accepting applications<br />

for the <strong>2023</strong>-2024 sessions soon. This program was designed to<br />

enable candidates to learn about Martin County resources, values,<br />

strengths, weaknesses and challenges. The program is intended to<br />

strengthen candidate knowledge and understanding of our community,<br />

its assets, complexities and potential. It aims to develop leadership<br />

skills through classroom instruction, interactive exercises and<br />

small group discussion.<br />

A series of topical seminars are held over a nine-month<br />

period and conducted by local and regional professionals. Area<br />

leaders volunteer their time to raise awareness of the assets and<br />

opportunities in our community by providing an in-depth, behindthe-scenes<br />

look at eight key elements of our community. These elements<br />

consist of Education, Economic Development, Government,<br />

Healthcare, Public Safety, Quality of Life, Agriculture and Culture &<br />

Diversity. The program provides the opportunity for candidates to<br />

exchange ideas with each other and with current community leaders,<br />

to build networks and to begin the process of identifying and<br />

solving important community issues.<br />

Peggy Young, Business Consultant with Riverland <strong>Community</strong><br />

College’s Training and Development Department, will nurture<br />

leadership development by leading<br />

discussions that integrate community<br />

information through dialogue,<br />

interactive exercise and small group<br />

discussion. Candidates are drawn<br />

from every corner of the professional<br />

community including business, industry, education, public<br />

and private agencies, civic groups and non-profit. The cost of tuition<br />

will be released soon. Scholarship opportunities are available but<br />

class sizes are limited. The <strong>2023</strong>-2024 season of Leadership Martin<br />

County begins in September <strong>2023</strong>. Monthly sessions take place on<br />

the first Wednesday of each month from September through May.<br />

Leadership Martin County requires a commitment of time<br />

and energy from enrolled candidates as sessions occupy one full day<br />

each month. Attendance at the work sessions and all day program<br />

meetings is imperative. Class participants are expected to attend all<br />

sessions except in the case of extreme emergency or illness. Applications<br />

will be available at the Chamber office soon. Contact Kandi<br />

at the Fairmont Area Chamber at 507-235-5547 or by e-mail at<br />

president@fairmontchamber.org with any questions regarding this<br />


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

Chamber Events<br />

<strong>April</strong> 12<br />

Area Career Exploration<br />

<strong>April</strong> 12<br />

Bureau 14 Meeting<br />

<strong>April</strong> 18<br />

Agri Business Meeting<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19<br />

Ambassador Meeting- Business Visits<br />

& Ribbon Cuttings<br />





Call 235.5547<br />

to learn the benfits of<br />

being a chamber member<br />

Pork Masters Golf Outing<br />

The 31st Annual Pork Masters Golf<br />

Outing will be held Monday July 24,<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Martin County lives high on the hog <strong>–</strong> we’re<br />

the largest producer of pork in the State of<br />

Minnesota. In 1992, a committee of Martin<br />

County Pork Producers, agribusinesses, and<br />

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce started<br />

the Minnesota State Pork Masters Golf Outing.<br />

Our goal is to provide a unique networking<br />

event for producers and agribusinesses.<br />

The money collected goes right back into the<br />

community in the form of Ag scholarships,<br />

Fluorescent Bulb Recycling<br />

It is against the law to dispose of fluorescent<br />

bulbs and ballests with your<br />

regular garbage.<br />

Fluorescent bulb recycling will be held<br />

in the Tractor Supply parking lot on<br />

Thursday May 4th, from 9:00 a.m. to<br />

1:00p.m. Straight Fluorescent lamps 4' and under<br />

$.50: over 4' $.90. High intensity Discharge Lamps<br />

(HID) $5.00 Fairmont Public Utilities customers<br />

are eligible for total reimbursment for bulb recycling<br />

costs. wgeb droppiing bulbs off for recycling,<br />

ask for a rebate coupon, keep your reciept, and turn<br />

both into Fairmont Public Utilities for reimburement<br />

of recycling costs. For more information call<br />

Retrofit Recycling, Inc. at 800.274.1309<br />

and pork promotion. Every<br />

year, this outing draws<br />

golfers and sponsors from<br />

neighboring states to the<br />

grandest pig punned golf outing in the entire<br />

state! Golfer registration opens on <strong>April</strong><br />

17th. For more information call Rachel at the<br />

Chamber 507.235.5547 or visit their website at<br />

www.porkmasters.com.<br />

Area Career Exploration<br />

The Fairmont Area<br />

Chamber of Commerce<br />

has been busy planning<br />

our annual Career Fair<br />

held at the Fairmont<br />

High School gymnasium<br />

and is attended by up to 100 businesses and<br />

about 600 Sophomore students. This even gives student<br />

the opportunity ti learn about area careers and<br />

employers. This event will be help Wednesday <strong>April</strong><br />

12th. This year we decided to bring back the Job<br />

Fair as it went so well last year. the Job Fair is held<br />

in the afternoon and we invite the Fairmont Junior<br />

and Senior students to meet with employers about<br />

what jobs opportunities are available to them.<br />

For more information or to sign uo call Sydney at<br />

235.5547 or email info@fairmontchamber.org<br />

6<br />

Fine Jewelry<br />

Sovell Jewelry<br />

Your Professional Jeweler<br />

Since 1954<br />

Full Service-In House Repair<br />

Jessica & Steve Sovell<br />

Gemologist • Goldsmith<br />

Professional Window Cleaning<br />

Insured<br />

Residential &<br />

Commercial<br />

Cleaning<br />

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the windows<br />

of your home sparkling clean!<br />

Please allow us to give you a free estimate.<br />

You will be pleasantly surprised!<br />

Call Now! Matt Petrowiak at (507) 236-5207

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

Chamber Ambassador Visits<br />

7<br />

Fareway Bakery<br />

Ambassadors recenty visited Chamber member Fareway Bakery to check<br />

out the updates they made to the Bakery. Head to Fareway for some tasty<br />

treats from the Bakery.<br />

BowlMor Lanes<br />

The Ambassadors also stopped at another Chamber BowlMor Lanes to congratulate<br />

them on the remodel of new floors, tabels, and lockers. Open daily, Bowlmor Lanes<br />

Fairmont offers recreational and competitive league bowling, weekend cosmic bowling,<br />

private/corporate parties and full swing golf simulators!<br />

Where to Find <strong>Community</strong> Events<br />

Plaza Jalisco<br />

Exciting things are happening in Fairmont. The Ambassadors visited new<br />

restaurant Plaza Jalisco. The Plaza Jalisco offers traditional mexican food.<br />

Call 507-399-2065 for catering or take out orders<br />

To view upcoming <strong>Community</strong><br />

events please visit www.fairmontareacalendar.com<br />

. Did you know you can post<br />

your own events on the calendar? Go to<br />

the website, scroll down to the orange button tht says submit events! If<br />

you have any questions or concerns about updating your events to the<br />

Fairmont Area <strong>Community</strong> Calendar please contact me at info@fairmontchamber.org.<br />

Calendar Funding Partners: Fairmont Area Chamber of<br />

Commerce, Visit Fairmont, City of Fairmont, Fairmont Area Schools, and<br />

Blandin <strong>Community</strong> Broadband Grand. Other Partners: Fairmont <strong>Community</strong><br />

Education and Recreation.<br />

507.235.5547<br />

info@fairmontchamber.org<br />

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What's Happening at CER in <strong>April</strong>?<br />

What’s Happening at<br />

Microsoft PowerPoint: Basic <strong>April</strong> 13<br />

Fairmont <strong>Community</strong> Education and Recreation<br />

Upholstery/Caned Chair Restoration <strong>April</strong> 13<br />

<strong>April</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Beginning Your Family Tree <strong>April</strong> 13<br />

“Lifelong Learning and Leisure Opportunities for All Ages”<br />

Walking, Running and Stretching For Better Fitness <strong>April</strong> 17<br />

Ever wonder what information to share over the phone? Join Fairmont Tiny Tots Sports Camp <strong>April</strong> 17<br />

Police officers is this NEW Phone Scams session. Discuss current phone scams and Posture, Get is Straight Virtual Class <strong>April</strong> 18<br />

how to avoid falling victim to them, best practices for sharing personal or financial Microsoft Word: Basic <strong>April</strong> 18<br />

information requested over the phone, and steps to take if you believe you have given Scuba Diving <strong>April</strong> 18<br />

information to a scam caller to reduce the chance of financial loss and identity theft. Strong Is The New Skinny! Virtual Class <strong>April</strong> 20<br />

Microsoft Excel: Basic <strong>April</strong> 20<br />

Are you looking to create a better walking or running routine? Register for Adults with Disabilities <strong>April</strong> Mixer <strong>April</strong> 20<br />

Walking, Running and Stretching For Better Fitness. The goal of the program is to Microsoft Publisher: Basic <strong>April</strong> 22<br />

help adults become consistent participants in aerobic activities, especially walking and Family Open Gym <strong>April</strong> 25<br />

running.<br />

Posture & Osteoporosis Workshop Virtual Class <strong>April</strong> 25<br />

Soothe Those Achy Joints Virtual Class <strong>April</strong> 27<br />

Adult Basic Education classes are offered Monday <strong>–</strong> Thursday as well as Distance<br />

Microsoft Word: Basic <strong>April</strong> 29<br />

Learning options. Learn English, Prepare for Your GED, Improve Reading- Overcome Your Carbohydrate Cravings Virtual Class May 2<br />

Math-Writing Skills, and much more. Please call the CER office at 507-235-3141 for Fairmont Police Dept. Phone Scams Class May 2<br />

more information!<br />

Bike Rodeo May 3<br />

A Sampling of Upcoming Activities<br />

Women Weight & Hormones Virtual Class May 4<br />

Microsoft Excel: Basic <strong>April</strong> 8<br />

…and much more!<br />

Microsoft Publisher: Basic <strong>April</strong> 10<br />

For an up-to date list of activities, see the CER Web Store located at<br />

Instant Piano <strong>April</strong> 10 www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/o/cer (Register online with your MasterCard/Visa.)<br />

Family Open Gym <strong>April</strong> 11<br />

For more information contact the CER Office located at,<br />

De-Age Your Brain Virtual Class <strong>April</strong> 11<br />

115 South Park Street, Suite 131 Fairmont.<br />

Instant Guitar <strong>April</strong> 11<br />

Call 507-235-3141 or Email sbusiahn@fairmont.k12.mn.us<br />

Face Yoga Virtual Class <strong>April</strong> 12<br />

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