Category: President’s Blog

Fairmont MN Chamber dues and don’ts

By: Margaret Dillard – Chamber President Fairmont Chamber dues and sponsorships: Do these contributions really make a difference? This month marks my 3rd anniversary as President of Fairmont MN Area Chamber. The conclusion of each 12 month period prompts me to look upon what we have accomplished and to ask what our business community needs…

Generations strengthen their communities

By: Margaret Dillard – Chamber President This is the time of year, I am reminded that communities in Martin County, Minnesota are “generational” communities and present a different culture than those characterized as “transitional.” Pork Masters Golf Outing is a joint effort with the Chamber’s Agri-business and Ambassadors Committees and Martin County Pork Producers. Approximately…

Reinforcing Local Retail

By: Margaret Dillard – Chamber President ABOVE: JCPenney Fairmont, a long-standing staple of our local retail economy, shocked area residents when plans to close the store were announced. With express checkout online options, it’s so easy to buy almost anything from the comfort of your couch. In fact, many consumers mute the television while listening…