Membership FAQs

What is the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce?
The Fairmont Area Chamber serves as a strong non-profit professional organization whose mission is to promote a healthy business climate through leadership, communication and education for its members in the greater Fairmont area. Our membership is committed to the concept that there is enormous strength in unity and great benefit to be gained in the exchange of information and ideas.

We feel that the membership and the community should view the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce as a valuable part of any business and community strategy. Our goal is to provide improved programs and services to enhance the business climate and community through advocacy, promotion, networking and resources.

Our organization provides a necessary channel through which the business interests of the community can be improved. Your investment in the Fairmont Area Chamber gives you yet another business partner and an additional voice in the economic growth of our region.

How can I make the most out of my membership?
That’s easy! If you are a current member and want to get more from your membership, just let us know.  Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss your options for involvement.  You can also visit the Get Involved section of the website for more information.

How much does it cost to join the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber’s membership dues are calculated based on full-time equivalent employees. For example if you have two part time employees that each work 20 hours per week they would equal 1 full time employee. For more information contact the Chamber by calling 507-235-5547 and one of our staff members can help you figure out your investment.

How do I know if the chamber is for me?
Not all businesses are perfect fits for Chamber membership; please contact the chamber and one of our knowledgeable staff members will help you decide it is a good investment for your company.

What are the benefits of joining the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce?
The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce offers its membership various networking opportunities with peers, government officials and business leaders. Members receive timely, relevant information so that they may be kept informed; professional development workshops and seminars so that they may gain valuable knowledge and skills to help them succeed; and policy and communications expertise to assist them in advocating their positions and business interests.

Can you give me information about starting a business?
Contact our Regional Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation.

How do I find out if a business is a Chamber member?
Please search our online business directory. You may search by business category, keyword, or company name. You may also call the Chamber at 507-235-5547.

How do I register a complaint about a business?
Contact the Better Business Bureau by visiting their website or by calling 800-646-6222.

I am considering relocating to the area. Do you have any relocation information?
Email info@fairmontchamber.org and we can put together a relocation package for newcomers, businesses, and retirees.

What kind of activities/events are going on in the Fairmont area?
A comprehensive list of events and activities in and around Fairmont is available by going to our online Community Calendar.