Past success, forward momentum

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…

The new American Dream

By: Margaret Dillard – Chamber President Everything you have learned about traditional economy, education, workforce and shopping habits is no longer relevant without considering that the focus of the American Dream has shifted. New generations have brought on this different way of thinking about … well, almost everything! According to a 2015 US Census report,…

Sharing our values

By: Margaret Dillard – Chamber President The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce exists to promote a healthy business climate through leadership, communication and education for its members in the greater Fairmont area. Recently, I’ve taken several “deep dives” into what our mission means and how to best serve local business. The good news is that…