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A Note from Nort Local communities finding successful workforce solutions By Doug Loon and Nort Johnson The long-standing challenge of finding workers is entering a new phase at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. But even as the economy finds new balance in a post-pandemic world, workforce challenges will continue. The Chamber Foundation’s Minnesota: 2030…

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DUST OFF YOUR CLUBS AND POLISH YOUR SHOES…. Join us for great golf, networking, food, fun and an afternoon out of the office! Best Dressed will be awarded a prize, so show us your patriotic side! Click here to register your team or sponsorship! FRIDAY, JULY 9th at The Straight River Golf Course 1p Shotgun…

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The Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce is made up of over 400 businesses – representing nearly 12,000 employees. During the month of May we celebrate Small Business month by honoring businesses in our community! 2021 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR        2021 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR FINALISTS       LEGACY AWARD:  CHAPPUIS JEWELERS…

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2021 Legacy Business- The Rice County Historical Society The Rice County Historical Society was founded in 1926 with the mission of “discovery, preservation and dissemination of the knowledge of the history of Faribault, Rice County and the State of Minnesota.” This mission has guided them over the years and continues to be the focus for…

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Business of The Year Finalist- Fitness in Motion Functional fitness is simply training based on movement, as well as, training that compliments your goals, and for the last several years, Fitness in Motion has helped the Faribault community do just that! The gym manager has had great success helping members achieve their broad range of…

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Having served the Faribault area for over 80 years,  Chappuis Jewelers, ensures that quality and professionalism are not only passed from generation to generation, but also passed on to you, the customer. We’re excited to honor Chappuis Jewelers as a Legacy Business! Click here to view a message from the Chappuis Family, (both second and…

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2021 Business of The Year Finalist – Trystar Since its beginning, in the early 90’s by the Dahl Family, Trystar has been driven by their guiding principles of integrity and safety. Trystar starts with raw materials and controls the manufacturing process all the way to finished product, delivering quality, reliable products and services right here…

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2021 Business of the Year Finalist Reliance bank opened for business on August 13, 2007 as a full service, FDIC insured, state charted community bank in Faribault. In recent years, Reliance Bank has grown at double digit rates, this is due to the confidence our community has in their bank and the exceptional service that…

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Timeline to end Minnesota COVID restrictions Effective May 7, all outdoor businesses will no longer be subject to occupancy limits or distancing requirements. Face coverings continue to be required indoors. Outdoors, face coverings for patrons will be required only in venues with more than 500 people in attendance. The mandatory closing time for bars, restaurants, and…

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                                                                                     News Release                                               Contact:    Shelly Megaw, 507-381-0404 For Immediate Release                                                                        shelly.megaw@southcentral.edu     South Central College President Testifying before U.S. House Subcommittee Thursday, May 6   Parker to provide insight based on years of workforce development experience   (May 5, 2021) – South Central College…

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