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Blackduck Chamber Business of the Month

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Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

It's your choice... Choose Blackduck. In an increasingly standardized world, it is important to support what is unique and special about our community. We feel strongly that the support, retention and expansion of our local businesses will only enhance our overall economic future. By shopping locally, you are investing in Blackduck and helping to foster a climate that is more likely to attract entrepreneurs and new investment.

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ANDERSON FABRICS

Years in Business: 31

Owners: All employees are owners of Anderson Fabrics, Inc. as Anderson Fabrics is an ESOP Company.

Employees: 238 over 80 of whom have been employed at AF for over 15 years!

Contact information: 348 Summit Ave. W. Blackduck, MN 56630 1-800-328-1791 or 218-835-6677 Website: www.andersonfabrics.com

Affiliations: Anderson Fabrics is also very community oriented and involved in the Chamber of Commerce, Development Corp., The 3/50 Project, Woodcarvers Festival, Backwoods Bash, Beltrami County Relay for Life and many other events.

Brief description of what we offer: Anderson Fabrics is a nationally-known workroom that has been making custom products for interior designers and decorators since 1980. Andersons' started making custom-fit, pinch-pleated draperies with a half-dozen people and seven machines in the basement of the old bowling alley. Anderson Fabrics became an an employee owned company in 2002.

Today, Anderson's employs over 238 dedicated, talented and skilled employees and is the largest workroom of its kind in the United States with an operation area over 135,000 square feet. Our custom made products include draperies, valances, swags, shades, bedspreads, table linens, ottomans, trunks, folding screens, and many other fabric accessories for residential or commercial applications.

Benefits of Shopping Local: We are committed to excellence. Over 80 of our employees have been employed here for over 15 years and gave the knowledge to bring any creation to life.

The 3/50 Project: For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.

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