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May 2016

Community Connections “Powering up business throughout Martin County”

Area Career Exploration Success! 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?

Inside This Issue Page 2 - Bulb Recycling Page 2 - Mother’s Day Celebration Page 3 - Pork Masters Golf Outing Page 4 & 5 - Business Briefs Page 5 - Annual Golf Outing May 17 Page 7 - Ambassador Visits Scholarship Announced

Eight years ago, a collaboration with the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Center, ISEEK, and other 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 at Fairmont High School. More than six hundred and fifty area sophomores from Blue Earth, ButterfieldOdin, 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 where approximately 100 businesses featured local professional information and opportunities.

Thank you to ACE sponsors AgStar Financial Services, Bank Midwest, Center for Specialty Care, Fairmont Economic Development Authority, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, Fareway, Hy-Vee, Kahler Automation, Martin County IGNITE, Riverland Community College, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, SW/WC Service Cooperation (Perkins Grant).

Fairmont High School’s Performing Arts Center accommodated a game show where local young professionals shared their career path and words of wisdom with the students. Two winning schools, Fairmont and Would like to know more about this annual event that Jackson took home trophies. is scheduled on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, contact Kandi at the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce.

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

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May 2016 - Fairmont Area Chamber Newsletter  

May 2016 - Fairmont Area Chamber Newsletter

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