Fair Grove is a small town in Greene County Missouri
Home of the historically important Wommack Mill, Fair Grove was a farming community founded in the early 19th century, and is now a thriving small town that offers a friendly atmosphere in which to live and do business. It is located on the modern four-lane U.S. Highway 65, and is approximately ten miles north of Interstate 44. Drive time to the center of Springfield in normal traffic is under thirty minutes. Check into the categories below for details:
Fair Grove Community
The business community is active and the population is growing. The majority of residents work in Springfield and enjoy our peaceful small-town atmosphere at home. Most local businesses focus on serving this market. One dominant local industry in the area is agriculture, with a number of large and small ranches, hay farms, beef and cow/calf operations. City government is vigorous and progressive in promoting the town and aiding the business community.
We have a small historic downtown and several buildings that date from the 19th century. Most of these buildings are home to small retail businesses and restaurants. A few still await the right person to refurbish them and open a new business. There are also several small shopping centers and commercial areas, with room for growth. Three banks are located in Fair Grove.
Fair Grove is host to a major annual event, the Fair Grove Heritage Reunion, held on the last full weekend of September. Originally organized to help fund the restoration of Wommack Mill, a steam powered grist mill which has now been almost completely refurbished, this event attracts tens of thousands of people each day of the event. The Heritage Reunion is renowned for the quality of the exhibits and booths, attracting the best crafts people who come from long distances to sell antiques, and original or handcrafted wares to the crowds.
We invite you to live, work, educate your children and start your business in Fair Grove.
Membership Application Information
Membership Application form to be filled out on-line : PDF Fillable
Download and fill out the form manually: Manually Fillable Form
Our goal is to make it very easy for you to fill out the form on your device, then print and mail it in with the payment. We're a small organization and fully automating this isn't feasible.
If you try the PDF Fillable form and can't fill it in, you may download it to your device and fill it in there. For security reasons, most modern browsers block filling out PDF forms. If you want to do it anyway, here are steps you can take for some browsers.
Internet Explorer should allow you to fill in a PDF form, although since IE has so many serious security vulnerabilities you are strongly advised to stop using it immediately. Today. If your computer system is too old to support a modern browser it's time to upgrade.
Chrome comes with a built-in PDF viewer that blocks you from using interactive forms that you can fill out on-line. To turn the feature off, click the three vertical dots (called a vertical ellipsis) in the top right of the Chrome window. Then click Settings, and in the left menu click Extensions. Turn off the PDF Viewer feature. You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or an equivalent to proceed, but you should now be able to fill out a PDF form on-line. You may need to set your alternative PDF reader to be the system default, and there are plenty of instructions on-line to guide you through this. Chrome may re-enable the PDF Viewer on its own, so you many need to turn it off again as necessary.
Firefox has a similar routine. Click the three horizontal bars (called a hamburger) at the top right corner of the window. Select Options. On the tab that opens select Extensions in the left menu, and you will probably see that the Adobe Acrobat extension is disabled. Enable it and close the tabs that opened. Now when you try to load a PDF that is fillable you'll get a warning in the navigation bar. Click the warning and another window will open that allows you to run the Adobe Acrobat program and fill in the form.
Microsoft Edge - haven't been able to test it. Word is that Microsoft will be replacing Edge with Chrome. Using either Chrome or Firefox is recommended.
Safari - haven't been able to ask anybody with an Apple to test it.
Handhelds - Ditto
As time goes on this page will be revised.
Fair Grove 2019 Community Directory
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You can download the Directory PDF by clicking the "i" icon on the navigation bar and selecting download.
Business in Fair Grove
The Chamber of Commerce is continually encouraging area businesses to join and participate in developing the commercial environment in Fair Grove. Our list of member grows every year, and there's a wide variety of entrepreneurs and small business people who live and work here. You can see a list here, and get more information about developing businesses and home.
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