Category: News

Is Economic Development what you think it is?

What is Economic Development? Economic Development creates the conditions for economic growth and improved quality of life by expanding the capacity of individuals, firms, and communities to maximize the use of their talents and skills to support innovation, lower transaction costs, and responsibly produce and trade valuable goods and services. Economic Development requires effective, collaborative…

An Unread Policy is No Policy

By Wes Pruett, HR Advisors LLC We have a sexual harassment policy and an employee handbook. That should protect me, right? Well, not always. In a recent case an employee quit her job alleging sexual harassment. She filed an harassment claim which her employer sought to have dismissed in court. She was able to show…

November 2015 Chamber Connections

In this issue: Page 2 – Glows Parade and Brain Gain Page 3 – New Businesses and Expansions Page 4 & 5 – Member Announcement Page 6 – Teachers Banquet Page 7 – Training Grants Page 8 – What’s Happening at CER?

Fairmont-The First Top 20 Community in the Nation

The Fairmont area promotes, instills and supports the Top 20 concepts originally designed and implemented in St. Paul, Minnesota. Teachings are based on the Pareto principle which proposes that roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In most situations where there is a group doing an activity, some will just naturally…

Glows Parade 2015 – A Martin County Tradition for 26 Years!

Santa will arrive by airplane at the Fairmont Municipal Airport just after 4:00 p.m. on November 20th to greet area children. The 26th Annual Glows Parade will take place at 6:00 p.m. from Downtown Plaza to Lincoln Park the same day. Float entry is free of charge. Register your float by Monday, November 2nd.