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Committed to strength

Fairmont Chamber President

By: Margaret Dillard – Chamber President A small group of us who recently changed jobs were discussing how long it takes to get settled in. The opinions varied about the length of time and after further thought, I think it has taken a full three years to wrap my head around the responsibilities of leading…

Area Career Exploration (ACE) 2018

Ten years ago, a collaboration between the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Center, ISEEK, and other area individuals, resulted in an event that attracts more than 650 high school sophomores from 12 area schools. The mission is to raise awareness of career and job options in the area so students are knowledgeable about the…

Inviting New Residents

By: Margaret Dillard – Chamber President America is in the early stages of a workforce shortage. US Department of Labor reports show Martin County’s Unemployment at 2.6 percent falling .7 over the last year. MinnesotaWorks.net consistently features more than 215 job opportunities within 25 miles of Fairmont. Local employers have answered the challenge by raising…