January 2017 Newsletter – Community Connections

January 2017 newsletter, Community Connections – Fairmont Area Chamber Find out what’s going on in regional business and community news! Community Calendar gets a facelift, Grants & Scholarships Available, Member Thank You and MORE! What’s inside this issue? Front Page – Fairmont/Martin County Community Calendar new look – Agri-business scholarships Page 2 – Build business,…

Small Business Success

On the morning of Saturday, November 26, as we sought to recover from the anxiety and exhaustion that gripped us in the aftermath of our frantic excursions into the chaos of the modern phenomenon known as “Black Friday,” many of us were unaware that a lesser known, but perhaps friendlier version of this notorious shopping…

Newcomers to Rural America – Brain Gain

The population of rural America has changed significantly during the past 40 years. Counter to popular narrative, since 1970 there have been newcomers aged 30-49 moving into small towns, which positively impacts our social and economic structures. At the same time, there is a new urbanity found across the rural landscape that changes how we…

Glows Parade 2016

A light-hearted local tradition for 27 years! Parade Entry ONLINE REGISTRATION ABOVE: Parade floats and vehicles roll through Downtown Plaza in Fairmont adorned with lights and signs as parade goers look on to kick off the holiday season. Santa, direct from the North Pole, will be arriving at the Fairmont Airport on the North Pole…