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Posts Tagged ‘fairmont’

Align Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Jul 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

Three people influenced Dr. Zephanie Skow’s interest in chiropractic. Growing up the daughter of a Fairmont veterinarian, Skow was involved with 4H and FFA, and showed poultry, beef cows, and horses.



Dan’s Appliance

Nov 2013 • Category: Feature Story

The year 1979 was pressure-packed. Iranian militants overran the U.S. Embassy and held Americans hostage in Tehran. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. At Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, a coolant accident caused a partial meltdown. The U.S. annual inflation rate was at 11 percent and rising. That summer, fears of an energy shortage caused lines to form at gas stations around the country.



Fairmont Raceway

May 2013 • Category: Hot Startz!

Al and Becky Thoreson became co-owners of Fairmont Raceway this February after making a successful presentation to the Race Committee at Martin County Fairground and later, the Fair Board. The Thoresons lease the raceway.



Precision Carpet & Upholstery

Jan 2013 • Category: Hot Startz!

John Elbert’s grandparents owned an eye clinic, his father a transmission business, his uncle a law practice, and now Elbert (right, in photo) has started Precision Carpet & Upholstery at 310 North State. His family hails from Dunnell, which is about as far west as anyone can go in Martin County without being in Jackson County.



Wayne Kahler

Jan 2013 • Category: Cover Story

In the main hallway at no-nonsense Kahler Automation, the 53-employee business 67-year-old Wayne Kahler founded in 1989, employees over the years have thumbed in hundreds of color-coded stickpins to mark customer sites. If the company had an international map, additional stickpins would grace South Africa, Argentina, Ukraine, and Canada.



Sommer Outdoors

Sep 2012 • Category: Hot Startz!

Justin and Mary Sommer began Sommer Outdoors in Fairmont this March. Their business likely wouldn’t exist today without Justin’s love for art, a job offer for Mary, and their desire to return home.