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November 2016

Community Connections “Powering up business throughout Martin County”

A light-hearted local tradition

Inside This Issue Page 2 - Small Change Page 2 - Welcome New Board Members Page 3 - Street Lights Page 3 - Local Survey on Education Page 3 - Membership Drive Pages 4 & 5 - Business Briefs Page 5 - Community Calendar App Page 6 - Ambassador Visits Page 7 - Agri-business

Santa, direct from the North Pole, will be arriving at the Fairmont Airport on the North Pole Express around 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 18th. Everyone is invited to meet and greet this special arrival. Remember to bring your camera. Join us on Friday, November 18th for the Glows Parade along with pre- and post-parade activities. The First Congregational Church, 319 Downtown Plaza, will be serving soup and hot sandwiches from 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. and free hot coffee and cider curbside. The Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1200 North North Avenue, will be serving Chili and Oyster Stew from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Gran D’s Popcorn will be serving fresh popped popcorn on the corner of Downtown Plaza and 3rd Street. Heaven’s Table will be collecting food shelf items during the parade, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate. After the parade, stop down to the Blazer Bar & Grill for music and fun. The Glows Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. Come and see the wonderful floats, thousands of lights, and the appearance of Santa on the 27th anniversary of the Glows Parade.

We encourage anyone still interested in entering the Glows Parade to please do so. If you have any questions or would like to make a parade entry, please contact the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-235-5547. This is an event for all ages!

Join us on Wednesday, November 9th at the Southern Minnesota Educational Campus Room 012 from 3-5 pm, as University of Minnesota Senior Research Fellow Benjamin Winchester presents a look at rural America's rebound. Benjamin's research has been the inspiration behind the "Brain Gain" initiatives taking place in rural Minnesota, including our own "Fairmont Area Life" project. In a summary of his upcoming presentation, Benjamin writes: "there is a new urbanity found across

the rural landscape that changes how we look at urbanrural interactions. The next 15-20 years appears to be a great opportunity for American small towns, as a once tight housing supply begins to open up through the changing residential preferences of the retiring baby boomer generation. Overall, as we look to the future, the implications of these changes are positive ones for all of our small towns and open country places." You can register for this presentation or find more information about Benjamin and his research on our website: www.fairmontchamber.org

ABOVE: Parade floats and vehicles roll through Downtown Plaza in Fairmont adorned with lights and signs as parade goers look on to kick off the holiday season.

Rural America’s rebound

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Mission Statement: The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce exists to promote a healthy business cli

Board of Directors Officers: Chair Ron Kopischke Profinium, Inc.

Vice Chair Kerry Nagel Allen MRCI-WorkSource

Past Chair Doug Hoffmann 3M Treasurer Les Anderson Martin County Farm Bureau

Board of Directors: Stephanie Busiahn Fairmont Convention and Visitors Bureau Chris Carstensen Carstensen Cabinetry and Woodworking Sara Cyphers D& S Trophies, Embroidery & Screen Printing Andy Mueller Hy-Vee, Inc.

Rich Johnson Culligan Water Conditioning

Mandi Kosbab Edward Jones

Ann Terfehr Dan’s Appliance

Bob Bartingale Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont

Dr. Kerri Henderson Optimal Health and Chiropractic Center

Staff:

Margaret Dillard President Kandi Menne Office Manager/ Director of Communications

Curt Foster

Director of Finance and Operations

Benjamin Landsteiner

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Small change, big difference...

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By: Margaret Dillard - Chamber President The beginning of the holiday shopping season is marked by local and national festivities. Here, in Martin County and especially in the Fairmont Area Chamber office if you ask what marks the beginning of the shopping season, you’ll hear about the Fairmont Glows Parade held the third Friday in November and slated this year on Friday, November 18th. Another long-celebrated shopping event held at Downtown Plaza and particularly of note by locals is Holiday Delights to be held December 3rd. Nationally, since the early 2000's, we have adopted the day after Thanksgiving as the popular kick-off of gift purchases for Christmas. The familiar day, known as Black Friday refers to the time of year when retailers cease to operate at a loss or “in the red” and begin to turn a profit traditionally reflected by penning financial records with black ink instead of red. More recently, the day after Black Friday (the day after, the day after Thanksgiving) has become known as Small Business Saturday. I love that this effort recognizes small businesses and encourages shoppers to be aware of the economic and cultural impact

on communities, but the idea of confining the concept leads me to consider that the message is somewhat stunted. I believe that Shop Local Every Day to Support, Strengthen, Care for Your Community and Neighbors in Business (though way too long to adopt as a campaign) is more the spirit. To be more demonstrative: Listen up consumers, shoppers, children with you Christmas money now burning holes in your pockets, you can have an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact! According to a 2013 article in Forbes magazine, “… every dollar spent locally produces two-to-four times the local jobs, two-to-four times the local income and wealth effects, two-to-four times the local taxes, and two-to-four times the local charitable contributions.”* Data courtesy Civic Economics suggests for every $100 spent, this much returns to your community: Locally owned, independent brick & mortar store: $68 National chain or “big box” store: $43 Online store (unless you live in the same place): $0 Chamber Gift Certificates are a great way to support your community while giving the gift everyone loves to receive! This program helps customers

Four local professionals will step up to serve on the 13 member board of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce. Sara Pierce, Dave Cone, Brandon Edmundson, and Deb Barnes will officially begin their three year terms this coming December. We want to thank our outgoing board members: Past Chair-Doug Hoffmann; Dr. Kerri Henderson; Sara Cyphers and Rich Johnson for their generous ser-

vice to the chamber and to our community. Those who will continue to serve on the board through 2017 include: Ron Kopischke; Kerry Nagel Allen; Stephanie Busiahn; Chris Carstensen; Mandi Kosbab; Les Anderson and Ann Terfehr. We would also like to recognize and thank Andy Mueller for stepping in to fill the shoes of past board member Ryan Nicholson upon his relocation.

"This year, don't just Shop Small® for our business services and programs. Do it for the businesses you love, for the community you call home, and for the money that can stay in the neighborhood when we all Shop Small. This Nov 26, get up, get out, and Shop"

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Welcome new board members


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

Shine on!

Did you know that the holiday decorations on the street lights you enjoy in Fairmont each year are actually paid for and supplied by the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce? Each fall, we ask for donations to replenish our designated Community Christmas Decoration Fund. It costs approximately $1,500 per year just to refurbish the street pole decorations as they are getting old and outdated. We are hoping to purchase new ones as these decorations age and fall apart. The replacement costs, however, are quite significant! We would appreciate any donations from local citizens, businesses and organizations in any amount you can manage to help us keep our community shining bright during the holiday season. If you would like to donate, you can contact us by phone at (507) 235-5547, or reach us by email at info@fairmontchamber.org

Help shape local education

Citizens of Fairmont and Martin county, Presentation College - Fairmont Campus seeks your input in an effort to continue to serve your future educational needs in the best possible way. The following survey provides an opportunity for you to provide your opinions and ideas. The information from this

Working together is the key It’s about caring for the community, making valuable connections, and creating an environment where businesses can prosper. By working together to take aggressive action, our businesses and our community can thrive! Your Chamber offers many avenues to help your business get the word out and opportunities to network with local leaders and professionals.

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New members who join before December 15 will receive all member benefits for the remainder of the year at no charge. Individuals and Nonprofits without paid staff are also encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Just pay your 2017 dues in full at time of joining and receive the remainder of 2016 FREE! Join today and help us make a difference! Call (507) 235-5547 for more information!

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survey will be used by decision-makers at Presentation College to inform future plans for the Fairmont Campus. Your input is valued and completion of the survey is appreciated greatly. This survey is intended for adult (18 years or older) members of Fairmont and Martin County. Your participation is completely voluntary, and efforts will be made to keep your responses confidential. Responding to the survey will be considered consent for your participation and to use your responses in the review and reporting process. The survey will only take a few minutes. Your input is appreciated!

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DID YOU KNOW? Studies find that locally owned enterprises generate more tax revenue for cities, with less cost, than sprawling big-box shopping centers.


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Chamber member business briefs Kahler Automation (507) 235-6648 Software Specialist Max Haake on Sept. 29 was named the winner of Kahler Automation’s 2016 Bison Award for outstanding service. Max, who has been with the company since mid-2015, was selected in voting among his peers for excellence in his work above and beyond his normal duties, for outstanding problem-solving abilities, and for maintaining positive working relationships both within Kahler Automation and with outside customers. Max and his wife, Ashley, live in Fairmont with their two children, Graylyn, 3, and Stetson, 2. PHOTO: Kahler Automation CEO Dave Cone (left) and Service Coordinator Supervisor Jerome Niss (right) with Software Specialist Max Haake, winner of Kahler's 2016 Bison Award for outstanding service.

Pierce Accounting and Tax Services (507) 238-4304 Steven E Pierce CPA, Ltd will be operating under the name of "Pierce Accounting and Tax Services". We will continue to offer tax services for individuals, farms and businesses and accounting services including financial statement preparation, review level work, and payroll services. We look forward to exceeding your expectations of service in the future under this new name. We would also like to welcome our newest employee Sue Gunther. Sue is a Fairmont resident and has an extensive accounting background. Sue started with our company on October 24th and we look forward to her contributions here as we continue to grow as Pierce Accounting and Tax Services.

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Fairmont Opera House, Inc. (507) 238-4900 The Fairmont Opera House offers some amazing entertainment options in November! Classical music lovers, teachers, and students should not miss the opportunity to see world-class concert pianist Teresa Walters perform live on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, November 12, Away in a Basement - A Church Basement Ladies Christmas entertains at both 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Visit www.fairmontoperahouse.org or call 507-238-4900 for details and tickets for all shows. Ask about Chamber Member Discounts on tickets. The Fairmont Opera House also provides a beautiful, historic space to meet, gather, and entertain. Call to book your special events!

Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont (507) 238-8100 The Homes for the Holiday Tour will take place Saturday, Nov. 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. in Fairmont. The event, which raises money for Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont Hospice, features a tour of four homes that are beautifully decorated for the holiday season. In addition, coffee, tea and dessert will be served in the hospital lobby, and local musicians, including Glenn Henriksen, will provide musical entertainment. Tickets cost $15 each. Advance sale tickets are available at Fairmont Hy-Vee customer service and the Gift Shoppe at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. For more information, call 507-238-8177.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery (507) 238-4500 Fairmont Farmers Mutual Insurance Company Let Perkins in Fairmont help with your Thanksgiving (507) 235-9476 needs this year! Perkins in Fairmont has many deliFairmont Farmers Mutual Insurance Company’s COO, cious pies, muffins and cookies for your Thanksgiving Paul Stueven and his wife Marlene shaved their heads needs this year. We have our classic Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Apple, or try one on September 27 at the 2016 National Association of of our new pies this season, the Fudge Brownie Silk Pie or the Chocolate PretMutual Insurance Companies Annual Convention in zel Caramel Pie! We take pre-orders and walk-ins. If you need something Vancouver BC. The couple raised nearly $39,000 for St. Baldrick’s Founda- quick for breakfast before Black Friday shopping, take a box of muffins Buy 3 tion which funds research on pediatric cancer. Both Paul and Marlene said Get 3 Free every day of the week. Open Sunday through Thursday 6am-11pm they decided to shave their heads so that their grandchildren, and children and Friday and Saturday 6am-2am. Open Thanksgiving Day! across the world, would never have to know the suffering of cancer. Paul just completed his term as Chairman of NAMIC which is the largest property/ca- Krahmer & Shaffer, LTD sualty insurance trade association with more than 1,400 member companies (507) 238-4717 We are excited to announce the addition of Staff Acserving more than 170 million auto, home, and business policyholders. countant, Lisa Kuhl, to our team. Lisa received her deFraternal Order of Eagles - Aerie 3394 gree in Accounting from St Catherine’s University. She (507) 238-2555 has over 23 years of accounting experience, and over 16 years in tax prepaThe Fairmont Eagles is hosting the Raceway Awards Banquet ration. Lisa, along with her husband Scott, have been long-time residents of on November 12. This month we are featuring an All-you-can Fairmont. They have two boys, Colby and Carson who attend Fairmont High eat fish supper on Nov 5 with entertainment following and School. Lisa is an active board member and Gambling Manager for Fairmont two Sunday all-you-can eat breakfasts. We continue to host Youth Hockey Association, and the treasurer with Let’s Go Fishing. Reach pool and dart league tournaments and the regular Friday Burger night. Lisa at lisak@krasha.com, for all your tax, payroll and bookkeeping needs!


e r e c o g n i z e d a s t h e l e a d e r i n a s s i s t i n g a r e a b u s i n e s s e s t o p r o s p e r.

Chamber member business briefs

Edward Jones Investments - Mandi Kosbab (507) 235-8524 - Member SIPC Put Thanksgiving Lessons to Work in Your Financial Plans It’s almost Thanksgiving – a holiday centered on family, caring and sharing. You can carry these same values into your daily life – and you can certainly incorporate them into your financial strategies for taking care of your loved ones. First of all, protect your family by maintaining adequate life and disability insurance. Next, invest in your children. If you have young children, you may want to open a tax-advantaged college savings vehicle, such as a 529 plan. If you have adult children, you could write them each a check to help them fund their IRAs for the year. Here’s another financial move that can ultimately benefit your family: Maintain your own financial independence throughout your life. Specifically, consider working with a financial professional to find a solution for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care, such as an extended nursing home stay. Finally, share your estate plans with your loved ones. By informing them of your wishes now, you can avoid hurt feelings and unpleasant surprises later. By applying the lessons of Thanksgiving to your financial plans, both you and your family will have reason to be thankful.

Elmore Assisted Living (507) 943-3333 Elmore Assisted Living Welcomes New Director of Admissions Theresa Johnson to the Team! Theresa has years of senior living experience and looks forward to welcoming seniors, their families, and senior care workers from around the southern Minnesota and northern Iowa area for tours. “I look forward to showing everyone our assisted living and memory care options,” said Johnson. “Seniors and families are looking for a safe and inviting place to call home,” explained Johnson. “We have that environment here and residents love it.” To schedule a tour with Theresa, call her at: 507.943.3333 or visit www.sunflowercommunities.org/elmore for more information.

Interlaken Heritage Days (507) 399-9223 The Interlaken Heritage Days committee recently held elections to their board of directors. We would like to welcome Laura L. Dunker as Chairperson, Marlys Brummond as Vice-Chairperson, Amber Elliot as Treasurer, and Rachel Greeley as Secretary. Board members also include Corey Walter, Jodi Martin, Bev Koralewski, Lynn Rosa and Velma Schaal. Green Mill Restaurant - Holiday Inn Fairmont (507) 238-4771 Green Mill for Good Campaign – Please contact Megan Johnson to reserve your date to fundraise for your team, association, and many more groups in the community. Call 507-238-4771 or email us at catering@greenmillfairmont.com.

Sweet Financial Services (507) 235-5587 We’re excited to announce the launch of our new and improved website: SweetFinancial.com. What’s different you ask? Just about everything. We revamped the look, designed a more intuitive user experience, and added a boatload of valuable extras like: Investor-focused articles, financial tools, educational resources, and more! Simply put: it’s everything you need to help take more control over your financial journey and inspire you to dream even bigger. You’ll also see more resources and information on our Women Forward program and our new Smarter Business program! Whether you’re a woman looking to pursue a bigger financial future or an entrepreneur who needs help taking their business to the next level, the professionals at Sweet Financial can help. But don’t take our word for it... See it for yourself: sweetfinancial.com.

“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.

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT?

The Fairmont Area Community Events Calendar has a Mobile App! AS Mobile Apple/Android

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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 Grand. Other Partners: Fairmont Community Education and Recreation.


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

Wednesday, November 2nd - 7:30 a.m. Leadership Martin County Tuesday, November 8th ELECTION DAY 2016 Wednesday, November 9th - 3:30 p.m. Brain Gain Presentation (SMEC) Wednesday, November 9th - 6:00 p.m. Bureau 14 Meeting (The Ranch) Tuesday, November 15th - 6:00 p.m. Agri-Business Meeting (The Ranch) Wednesday, November 16th - 7:30 a.m. Board Meeting (Strategic Session) Wednesday, November 16th - 3:00 p.m. Ambassadors Meeting / Ribbon Cuttings Friday, November 18th Santa lands at Fairmont Airport - 4:05 p.m. Glows Parade - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22nd - 9:00 a.m. Social Media Breakfast Tuesday, November 22nd - 5:00 p.m. PM Exchange - Pierce Accounting Saturday, November 26th Small Business Saturday (SHOP LOCAL!)

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

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Bolton & Menk and Commodity Services, Inc. are celebrating the completion of their new office building at 1501 S. State Street in Fairmont.

Gail Anderson of Aventure Staffing cuts a ribbon in celebration during the Grand Opening of their new branch office at the Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont!

Birch Street Dentistry (formerly known as Jeff Fordice DDS) held a ribbon cutting commemorating their official name change and re-branding.

The Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont celebrates the completion of their parking lot expansion project which has improved accessibility to the historic venue.

Reaching your customers Your Chamber offers unique advertising opportunities to reach local residents, businesses and newcomers. We are now preparing for the 2017 edition of the Fairmont City Map and the

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

Small change

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shop local and keeps dollars in our community. Most businesses throughout Martin County currently participate, offering recipients a multitude of ways to use them from basic necessities to luxuries. Chamber Gift Certificates are great for holiday, graduation and anniversary gifts and are ideal for employee bonuses. Whether they are spent on gas and groceries or restaurants and jewelry, Chamber Gift Certificates are an easy way to support Fairmont and surrounding communities. With no expiration date, they are the perfect fit for that hard to shop for friend or an extra special employee bonus. Another effort that I stumbled onto is the 3/50 Project™. (the350project.net) that offers a simple, personal process to spending money in community brick and mortar shops: “Save your lo-

cal economy…three stores at a time. Think about 3 independently owned businesses you’d miss most if they were no longer in business. Stop in to say hello and buy an item that will make someone happy. Your contribution is what keeps this business alive. If half of the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in these businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. — U.S. Department of Labor / Bureau of Labor Statistics” Whether local festivities like the Glows Parade and Holiday Delights or national campaigns such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or The 3/50 Project send you to get your wallet and gift list, remember that each dollar spent locally positively impacts the economic, cultural and social fabric of our community. Consider your pur-

The Agri-business Committee of the Fairmont Area Chamber will resume their monthly meetings beginning Tuesday, November 15th at The Ranch Restaurant. Wanda Patsche will speak about her trip to Vietnam as a part of the MN Rural Leadership Program. The mission of the Agri-business Committee is "To provide a means for Farmers and other Ag-business people to promote the importance of agriculture in Fairmont and Martin County." The Agri-business Committee also supports education in agriculture by offering two an-

nual $4200 scholarships to graduating seniors of Martin County high schools who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in an ag-related field of study. The committee raises money to help fund these scholarships by hosting two highly-anticipated local events: the Pork Masters Annual Golf Outing and the Annual Blue Ribbon Pork Cook-off. We would like to thank Krahmer and Shaffer, Ltd., Martin County Farm Bureau, Rabe International, Inc., Roessler, Nuss and Co. P.A., and Rosen’s, Inc. for sponsoring the Agri-business meeting for this month.

chasing decisions carefully and remember the power each and every dollar you spend locally any day of the year. *http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2013/04/03/investing-in-local-food-businesses-for-community-health-and-wealth/

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November programs at CER Celebrate 45 years of Community Education and Recreation in Fairmont at the CER Open House on Thursday, November 10, 9 am – 4 pm. Get acquainted with CER staff over coffee and cookies. The CER Office welcomes you at Door 15A on the south side of the Fairmont Elementary School, 714 Victoria Street (enter off Orient Street to Door 15A.) The public is also invited to the CER Citizens Advisory Council meeting on November 10, 12:00 noon, to hear a special presentation “Communities for A Lifetime” by Diana Madsen of the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging. Please call 235-3141 if you would like to attend. Adult Basic Education activities are offered Free on Monday and Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm, at the CER Office. Study for the GED Exam, Improve Math or Work Readiness Skills and use Distance Learning Options for your convenience. You can also Learn English on Tuesdays, 7-9 pm or Mondays & Fridays, 10 am -12:00 noon, or Wednesdays, 1-3 pm, through Free classes at CER.

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

fairmontareaschools.portal.rschooltoday.com Register online with MC/Visa. For more information, contact CER in the Fairmont Elementary School Door 15A, 714 Victoria Street, Fairmont; call 507-235-3141; or Email rdauer@fairmont.k12.mn.us.

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A SAMPLING OF UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Archery Girls Basketball (Grades 3-6) Savvy Social Security Planning Red Rock Center Arts & Crafts Fun Learn to Skate Saturday Boys Basketball (Grades 4-6) Ice Hockey I Baton Twirling Microsoft Publisher Intro to Fitness National Community Education Day Communities for a Lifetime Microsoft Word Fall Centerpiece Zumba Flair Story Time & Crafts (Grades 1-2) Fabulous Friday (Grades 3-6) Fairmont Glows Parade Happy Thanksgiving Pre-K Kitchen Science PEBC Eco Club Red Bulls Youth Wrestling What New in Medicare

Social Media Breakfast - November 22nd The next Social Media Breakfast will be held on November 22 from 9 to 10 am at Southern Minnesota Educational Campus, 115 S. Park St., in Fairmont.

During this free seminar sponsored by MRCI, instructor Julie Wright will give a presentation titled “What’s Your Story? The art of storytelling using Social Media." 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.

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