The 2020 Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Gala was held on Saturday, February 29 at The 3 Ten Events Venue. It was a wonderful celebratory night during which the passing the gavel from 2019 Board Chair Tom Klemer, Edward Jones to 2020 Board Chair Bart Jackson, American Family Insurance.
Klemer spoke of the importance of the Chamber’s role in the community. Bart Jackson, was unable to attend due, but his speech was read by Suzanne Terry and spoke of the momentum that the chamber is experiencing, the power and opportunities available through volunteering and being active with the chamber and encouraged more people to get engaged. Chamber President/CEO Nort Johnson reviewed the accomplishments of the past year, and looked to the future and trajectory of the Chamber, the business community, and Faribault as a whole. Johnson spoke to the recently passed school levy, housing initiatives, monument signage, the downtown Micro-grant program, and two Explore Minnesota Tourism awards for excellence in marketing received just days earlier.
After the dinner, catered by the Inn at Shattuck St Mary’s, and program, guests danced to and enjoyed the music of Crazy Keys Dueling Pianos.
Thank you for being part of the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism! Your membership and support help make Faribault an even better place to live, work, and visit!