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What a great summer this has been.  
We have had beautiful weather; all of the rain that we have received has been so nice. Everything is so green. 
The Growers Markets this year has been outstanding with all of the fresh fruits and vegetables. The Connie Mack games were a very successful, and everyone had a great time out at the San Juan County Fair. I hope your summer has been one of the best. 
As the Chamber, we want our community to buy local.  There are many ways to buy local without going into a store or eating out. What about where you bank?  
Here in San Juan Country we have several banks and credit unions that are local and you can only find here. Who does your taxes, do they have a local office?  Think about where you get your hair done or your car fixed.  
If you are not sure who or where to go, ask a friend, co-worker or neighbor who they use. Also, think about places that are off the beaten track, places that are not in a shopping center. We all know it is easy to buy online, so before you do, see if one of our local businesses has a website that you can buy from. 
Buying local will help someone’s dream come true.  
SAVE THE DATE! For the Chamber’s Annual Chile in October, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11-3 at Berg Park. As you may know, this is the weekend to get your chili fix and to have lots of fun. We are still looking for some really good red chili, green chili and salsa cooks.  If you are interested, please give the Chamber a call. We would love have you participate.  This is also the Chamber’s biggest community event of the year. We hope you will plan on attending.
Remember you can always stop by the Chamber office for all the latest news that is happening in the community, or give us a call. Our office is located at 100 W. Broadway and our phone number is 505-325-0279. We would love to see you. The Farmington Chamber is organized for serving and advancing the civic and business interest of the City of Farmington and the Four Corners region.
Audra Winters
President/CEO, Farmington Chamber of Commerce

 

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