The Chamber is Seeking Millennials!!!
If you are under 35, you are invited to the Chamber's first Millennial Advisory Council meeting. Members of the Chamber's Retail and Restaurant Managers Working Group are also invited to join the conversation. If you are a millennial AND a restaurant or retail manager then you have all the more reason to come and have your voice heard!
A few of the topics covered:
-Developing Fairfield's Shop Local campaign
-What influences the spending choices of millennials?
-What products or services do millennials wish to see in Fairfield?
-What makes you choose to attend a special event/promotion/sale?
Feel free to bring a sack lunch but we heard Millennials like free food so there will also be PIZZA!
Reservations are required by contacting the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or Lwaugh@Fairfieldiowa.com
Discover first-hand the timeless art of stained glass windows! Bovard Studio is hosting the Chamber's June Business After Hours on Wednesday, June 7th, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. The community is invited to tour the facility and the multiple learning centers which will inform the participants of all things stained glass. Bovard Studio will provide food and drinks for the attendees! The event will be held at 2281 Business Highway 34.
Bovard Studio had its beginning in 1971 with founder Ron Bovard working as an independent artist. By the year 2000, the studio had expanded to include some of the finest artists from around the world, along with craftspeople and staff who complete over 100 church projects per year, as well as state houses, courthouses, libraries, museums, hospitals, colleges, military bases and other public and private buildings.
Bovard’s fine artists and craftspeople, work in both traditional and contemporary styles. The company and its artists have won many awards and honors. Bovard Studio has restored famous historic stained glass masterpieces by Louis Tiffany, Louis Sullivan, Charles Connick, Frederick Lamb, and Xavier Zettler and has created new windows in these and other historic styles. Bovard Studio windows have been installed in all fifty states as well as Japan, Trinidad and Canada.
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the Business After Hours program. This is a free, monthly networking event open to Chamber Members and the community. If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or by email at Chamber@FairfieldIowa.com.
Come join the ParTee and enjoy fun, food, drinks and live music on Thursday, June 8 at Walton Club. The fun starts at 5:30 pm and includes an evening of mingling with golfers who are pre-gaming before the Blast Off Golf Tournament. This event is sponsored by the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce and is open to the public.
During the event, Van and the Movers will entertain guests on the patio with their West Coast Blues music. ParTee admission includes complimentary beer, Jefferson County Cider Works cider and heavy appetizers. Evening activities also include a silent auction and raffles.
Early bird reservations due Friday, June 2 and gets non-golfer ParTee goers in the door for $25. The price for admission after June 2 is $30. For registered golfers, the ParTee is included in the tournament package at no extra cost, however reservations are still required.
The Women's Blast Off Golf Tournament will take place Friday, June 9 and the Men’s Blast Off will be Friday, June 16. Both Tournaments will take place at Walton Club with registration beginning at 8:00am and tee off at 9:00am.
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting registrations for teams of 4 for both the Men’s and Women's Blast-Off Tournaments. The cost is $65 per golfer which includes entry to the ParTee, 18 holes of golf, lunch and prizes. Register your golf team by Friday, June 2, and be entered in a raffle to win four 12-packs of beer!
To register a team or attend the ParTee, contact the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 641-472-2111 or email Chamber@FairfieldIowa.com.
Let’s celebrate 40 years of business! Agri-Industrial Plastics will be kicking off their 40th anniversary celebration with an event on Thursday, May 25th, from 5pm – 7pm. The community is invited to join Agri for appetizers and drinks. Tours of the 340,000 foot manufacturing facility will also be available.
Founded in 1978, Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. is a leading industrial blow molder of large scale industrial parts including non-automotive fuel tanks for the turf equipment, power sports, agricultural, and marine industries. Agri-Industrial serves a diverse customer base and offers unparalleled expertise in part and mold design, engineering, part production, and assembly.
The Chamber Business After Hours is a free, monthly networking event open to Chamber Members, their guests and the general public. If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or by email at Chamber@FairfieldIowa.com.
June 5 - 10 will bring hundreds of visitors to Fairfield for the 30th Annual Power Wagon Rally. Organizer Matt Welcher says many attendees invest significant time and money to come to Fairfield for the Rally. "Some families will spend a few thousand dollars by the time you consider fuel, food, motel...and traveling across the United States to join us."
The Chamber knows these visitors will boost sales to local businesses so we want them to feel welcome to our community. The Chamberwill print and distribute signs for members to post in their businesses.
To make sure your business has a sign to proudly welcome Power Wagon paricipants, contact the Chamber at email@example.com or 472-2111.
Monday, June 26
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Sweet 'n Saucy
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Who may attend: Any retail & restaurant manager in the Fairfield area.
Questions? Find out more by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.
What's Been Happening? Read notes from the March meeting
To learn more, contact Detra Dettmann, Chamber Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641.472.2111
Thank you for joining the Young Professionals of Fairfield and Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce for the May installment of TED Talks: Dine & Discussion at Yummy's Gourmet Cakes on Wednesday, May 10th from 12:00-1:00pm.
Over a casual lunch, discussion was held on the short TED Talk video titled, “Millennials: Who They Are & Why We Hate Them” by Scott Hess. The video served as an introduction to the conversation about specific ways that millennials can connect to Fairfield and how Fairfield can connect with millennials.
Here is some of the feedback that was discussed:
The Chamber is interested in reaching more millennials. How do you decide whether or not you will attend a networking or educational event?
Would you be interested in a Chamber organized program that arranges mentorships with established local professionals? If so, what components would you find most valuable or intriguing?
What events, programming or initiatives do you suggest the Chamber offer that would specifically appeal to a younger generation of professionals?
Are you interested in representing Millennials in a focus group that meets with the Chamber’s Retail and Restaurant Managers Working Group to discuss your spending and shopping habits? Do you have anything else that you would like to share? If so contact, Lindsey Waugh, fellow Millennial and Chamber Administrator at email@example.com or 472-2111
Too many high school students are graduating from high school without knowing all the amazing career opportunities right in their own hometown! On Monday, May 8th Fairfield High School students are invited to Agri-Industrial Plastics from 10:00am-12:00pm on their ‘No School Monday’. Students will hear the story of Agri-Industrial Plastics, all the careers that they offer, have a walking tour of the 340,000 foot manufacturing facility, and wrap up with a free lunch of pizza.
This program is relevant to both students planning to obtain a college degree and those who plan to directly enter the workforce after high school. Students should dress prepared for a walking tour and wear close-toed shoes. Participants will meet at the Agri-Industrial Plastics Main Office at 301 22nd St, Fairfield. Pre-registration is required for the event. Participants should register in the Fairfield High School Main Office by Friday, May 5th at 3:30pm.
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is excited about this new opportunity for the community. Chamber Members are already signing up to host and help with sessions in the 2017-2018 school year. For more information, contact Event Coordinator Brittney Tiller at (641)-472-2111 or Events@FairfieldIowa.com.