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Rob Smolund, second from right, talks about funding options available through the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers during the March 20 bank summit held in Farmington. Smolund is a business advisor with the new Open to Business program.

Farmington bank summit a success

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The group wasn't large -- only 15 or so -- but all of the bankers and city officials on hand at the March 20 Farmington Bank Summit agreed the community needs more commercial and industrial businesses.


What's more, they're willing to work together to make that happen.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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