Candidate forums with the candidates for House 16B, Senate 16, Kandiyohi County Sheriff, Kandiyohi County Commissioner District 3, Willmar Mayor and Willmar School Board will be held by the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.
Beth Fischer, executive director of the Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been appointed to the board of the Minnesota Association of CVB, according to a news release from the organization.
Ryan Legrand, U.S. Grains President and CEO will be the special speaker at a Zoom in and luncheon put on by the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee at 12 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Willmar Conference Center.
For the 11th year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is being promoted as Small Business Saturday, a day shoppers are urged to shop at small, independent and local retailers for that special gift. Small businesses from around the area are preparing for what they hope is both a positive shopping day and a return to some normalcy after the past 20 pandemic-marked months.
A car parade Wednesday to honor health care workers at their Willmar workplaces also featured music by the Willmar Senior High School pep band. The workers who stepped outside to enjoy the procession on a warm, sunny day were appreciative, saying it had been a long year coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.