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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Sleepy Eye Chamber of Commerce clarifies position on referrendum

  • Dear Members of the Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce

    The mission of the Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce is “to preserve, promote, and encourage participation in business, education, and community growth and development.”
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  • Dear Members of the Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce
    The mission of the Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce is "to preserve, promote, and encourage participation in business, education, and community growth and development."
    The Board of Directors believes that it is consistent with our mission to support education in our community whenever and wherever possible. A strong and viable educational capability provides direct benefits to businesses and residents of the Sleepy Eye area:
    • Good schools make Sleepy Eye a desirable place to live and work, promote a growing community, and helps recruit and retain experienced and skilled workers.
    • A strong school system helps attract new businesses to Sleepy Eye and creates an environment to promote business health and expansion.
    • A comprehensive school curriculum provides the skilled and trained workers our businesses need to thrive and grow.
    Therefore, the Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the Independent School District No. 84 operating levy referendum that will increase general education revenue by $500.00 per pupil per year, applicable for five years, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.
    We respectively request that Chamber members vote "YES" in support of the referendum in the state general election on November 6, 2012. Further, as a business leader and Chamber member, you are in a position to influence others in our community. We hope you will join us in actively supporting this referendum and communicate your support to others. It is important to note that the money raised by the referendum goes directly to our schools. The money stays in Sleepy Eye and supports our schools and our community.
    This letter was signed by the Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:
    Dan Schmid, Schmid Financial
    Jill Berdan, SouthPoint Federal Credit Union
    Patricia Erickson, Miller Sellner
    John McGee, First Security Bank
    Nancy Windschitl, Countryside Retirement Community
    Jennifer Boettger, Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch
    Leo Derkowski, Sleepy Eye Medical Center
    Casey Coulson, Mark Thomas Co.
    Liz Karow, Bic APP/ Norwood Publishing
    Gary Windschitl, Chuck Spaeth Ford
    Stacey Zarn, Americana Community Bank
    Kurk Kramer, EDA Community Coordinator
    *** The signed copy of this document can be viewed by clicking on the attached link.
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