On Friday, October 20th, Harmony Enterprises and the City of Harmony welcomed Journey to Growth volunteers, implementation partners, and media from all over the Southeast Minnesota region as an invitation to Experience Harmony!
What Is Experience Harmony?
Experience Harmony is an interactive and informative event showcasing how the progressive community of Harmony is meeting the challenges of growth in the SE MN region. Transportation was generously provided by Rochester City Lines for the nearly thirty distinguished attendees to travel from Rochester to Harmony, MN. Journey to Growth is a five-year economic development plan created to ensure the future economic viability of the region. The group’s goal is to grow the regional economy beyond healthcare by focusing resources on other growth sectors, leveraging existing regional assets, and developing the regional talent base. Guests included professionals in the areas of business development, finance, construction, architecture, marketing, technology, and more!
Experience Harmony participants were treated to tours of Harmony Kids Learning Center, Harmony Enterprises, Hammel House & Co. Development, downtown Harmony businesses, the Monster Bash Haunted House, and a catered lunch, graciously provided by the Harmony EDA, at the award-winning Harmony Golf Club.
All of the Harmony hosts were able to share the story of Harmony, including its proactive efforts in the areas of childcare, employee attraction and retention, housing, support of school programs, and transportation. Many meaningful discussions took place revolving around these topics.
Our Harmony Community
Although Harmony is one of the area’s communities located farthest from Rochester, its natural resources, tourism, accessibility to Highways 52, 44, and 139, combined with its strength in agricultural and manufacturing industry sectors, makes it a model community ready to share in the economic growth in the region. One of its cornerstone businesses, Harmony Enterprises, has a had positive global impact on the environment and the economy in this region through its business relationships in over 80 countries worldwide.
Harmony Enterprises was proud to share its story of how it came to be as a source of employment for area residents over a half-century ago. From ice houses, to bikini cane chairs, camper awnings, and finally waste handling and recycling equipment, Harmony has kept pace with the many changes in industry. Harmony currently provides employment for over 75 people in the United States and Europe.
This innovative manufacturer has continued to serve its community, by partnering with Harmony Kids Learning Center to provide both its employees and the greater community with affordable and multi-faceted childcare opportunities. Harmony continues to be forward thinking by supporting the creation of the Hammel House & Co. housing development on the south part of the city, in which quality new residential construction is available for employees and their families.
All of Harmony’s business endeavors are focused around the three main reasons for their work: Career, Community, and Culture. Harmony prides itself on creating a positive, nurturing, and inclusive workplace environment, while sharing its success with the greater community.
We invite you to Experience Harmony for yourself by watching our company video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qskOEm-8DiE or by reading more About Us. Please take the time to learn more about the many products and services offered by Harmony Enterprises and how we can help provide solutions for your business’s waste handling and recycling needs.