Calling all Chamber Members! The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to honor its invested Chamber Members at their annual Member Appreciation Reception on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 5-7pm at the Elks Lodge on the Fairfield square; 51 1/2 S. Main Street. All Chamber Members are warmly invited to join Chamber staff and Board Members for appetizers, a free drink ticket and a cash bar. New Chamber Members and their businesses will be honored and recognized during a brief program at 6:00 pm.
In addition to fellowship and networking, this event also provides a great opportunity to interact with Chamber staff and Board Members. Become better acquainted with the Chamber’s programs, services, and committees contributing to over 90 years of success.
To RSVP online, click here. For more information please contact the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 641-472-2111 or email Events@FairfieldIowa.com.
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize and showcase Fairfield’s appreciation for the manufacturing sector of our economy. The 2019 Manufacturer’s Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 9th at 11:30am at the Fairfield Golf and Country Club.
Fairfield manufacturers have historically been outstanding corporate citizens and responsible stewards of our industrial tradition. Each year the Manufacturers Appreciation Luncheon offers members of the Fairfield Manufacturer’s Association a podium before the crowd to share information about trends, new developments, and other news regarding their company and products.
This event is a highly anticipated networking, social gathering, and business lunch. Additionally, we appreciate the long-time partnership with Gamrath-Doyle Insurance who sponsors the lunch for each manufacturing representative.
Registration is required by Friday, October 4th by contacting the Chamber at Events@FairfieldIowa.com, or by calling 641-472-2111. For all manufacturing representatives, lunch is sponsored by Gamrath-Doyle Insurance. The fee for Non-manufacturers which plan to attend the lunch is $22 per person.
60 Ideas in 60 Minutes
In just 60 Minutes attendees will learn the top 10 business tips from 6 leading business leaders and entrepreneurs in Jefferson County on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 11:30-1:15PM at the Fairfield Golf & Country Club.
About 60 Minutes in 60 Minutes
For the scope of this inaugural program, Business Leaders will share their 10 best ideas, both big and small that have made their businesses successful. Each presenter will share proven practices, programs or philosophies that can help strengthen business. Attendees will come away with a program that includes all 60 ideas along with room for note taking.
Bryan Hunger, CEO Jefferson County Health Center. Aaron A. Kness president/CEO Iowa State Bank & Trust Co. Josh Laraby, Executive Director, Fairfield Economic Development Association. Dr. Laurie Noll, Superintendent, Fairfield Community School District. Francis Thicke, President, Radiance Dairy. Kara M. Waugh, Owner, Adela’s Fine Gifts and Home Accents.
How to attend
Purchase tickets online at: https://hooplatix.com/events/60-IDEAS-IN-60-MINTUES-9-19-19
About The Fairfield Ledger
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Come to Business Before Breakfast on Thursday, August 15th from 6:30am - 8:30am at the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce in Fairfield! The Chamber of Commerce is located at 204 W. Broadway Avenue (next to the Post Office).
The Chamber is excited to host Business Before Breakfast this month! Join us Thursday morning for a variety of delicious breakfast appetizers, coffee, doughnuts and more!
The Chamber Business After Hours (this month, Business Before Breakfast!) 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 Info@FairfieldIowa.com.
In light of recent events that took place over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of August, the following are advised precautions to help keep your business safe from theft and burglaries. Up to five businesses in Fairfield had break-ins resulting in theft of money, items and property destruction. Please contact the Fairfield Police Department at 641-472-4146 if you have any information regarding the break-ins.
Please note the following local articles for further information:
The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa - RAGBRAI, will be coming through Fairfield and staying overnight on Thursday, July 25th, 2019. To register for RAGBRAI, or to find out the specific routes for Sunday, July 21, through Saturday, July 27, click here.
We need RAGBRAI Hosts for Fairfield - Do you have yard tent space for RAGBRAI riders? Do you have floor space in your home for RAGBRAI riders? Please fill out the online form to become a RAGBRAI Host! Riders are expected to arrive in Fairfield on Thursday, July 25th, and leave Friday morning, July 26th. We appreciate your hospitality!
The theme for Fairfield for RAGBRAI this year is "Geared for Weird"; a steampunk theme combined with an added element of glow lights. Thousands of riders will be traveling to Fairfield from Centerville, with Fairfield being the 6th stop out of 8 stops on the RAGBRAI ride.
Are you a RAGBRAI rider looking for housing in Fairfield on Thursday night, July 25th? Please click here for our online Housing Request form (also in a printable/downloadable PDF form).
Additionally, if you are a resident of Fairfield or the surrounding area and are interested in volunteering for RAGBRAI, we need your help! Click here for a Volunteer Form and send via mail, email, or fill it out online (click link for details).
RAGBRAI XLVII is dedicated to Donald Kaul.
Visit the Fairfield RAGBRAI 2019 Facebook page!
Fairfield and RAGBRAI committee members held a community-wide town meeting and rally for RAGBRAI on Thursday, May 2nd.
Outdoor Design with JC Huffman Cabinetry - in Fairfield, Iowa.
It’s time to think about your outdoor furniture design. Whether you are using your outdoor space for dining, entertaining or relaxing, JC Huffman is here to help!
If you are looking for an outdoor space to act as an area where guests can enjoy a meal and relax then a dining set will best fit your needs. The dining table will allow your guests to eat, mingle, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. The size of the dining table is dependent on the number of guests you want to host. If you typically only host 3 or 4 people at a time, you can opt for a round dining table to take up less space. If you will be hosting a larger amount of people, then a rectangle dining table is perfect for you.
A space meant for entertaining will have a wide variety of options when it comes to outdoor furniture. By adding a sofa to your space, whether it’s an L shaped sofa or multiple smaller ones, you create an area for entertainment and relaxation. Making your guests feel at home and comfortable. If you’re looking for an area to entertain guests while sitting at a table, you can add a tall table to your space and for even more entertainment add a gas fire in the middle. A tall table still allows for relaxation while adding an area to eat and drink.
An outdoor space can be the perfect relaxation spot. Sitting by the pool or fire while embracing the beautiful weather. To ensure maximum relaxation by the pool, add lounge chairs. You will have the option of sitting up and reading a book or laying back to get a nice summer tan. Get comfortable by a nice fire by adding a cushioned swivel rocker. This also creates the perfect conversational and hangout spot.
The benefit of outdoor furniture is the versatility of functions and the ability to change it out yourself. JC Huffman offers a wide variety of outdoor furniture and will be more than happy to help to choose the right set for you. Contact JC Huffman today to get started on creating your outdoor oasis!
The Chamber's 2019 Blast Off Golf Tournament was held on Friday, June 14th. This year, the Men's teams played at the Walton Club and the Women's teams played at the Fairfield Golf and Country Club.
Congratulations Team 1A – Score 48, Team 9B – Score 49, Team 2B – Score 54, Team 3A – Score 54! These teams were our primary prize winners for the Men's teams.
Congratulations Team 1B – Score 60, Team 7B – Score 61, Team 7A – Score 65, Team 3B – Score 68! These teams were our primary prize winners for the Women's teams.
JC Huffman Cabinetry - Fairfield, Iowa
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa—Jefferson County Ciderworks' unique New American ciders were honored in the recent Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP), the largest such event in the world. Medals were awarded to six of the company’s different ciders, including a gold medal in the spiced cider category for Ciderworks' flagship Hibiscus Rose.
Hibiscus Rose is made with nothing but hibiscus leaves, whole rosehips, rose water, and apples. Semi-dry cider with earthy tannins and bright, floral flavors, Hibiscus Rose is emblematic of cidermaker Jesse Narducci’s approach. “We like to use ingredients to enhance the qualities of the cider itself, and marry those flavors with the apples in a way that makes something exciting and delicious to drink,” he said. “It’s a real honor that our Rose Cider was given this top award.”
With summertime here—and rosé season upon on—Hibiscus Rose offers an alternative that both wine and beer drinkers love. It has the tartness and satisfying blush of rosé, with the dry, slightly fizzy finish of a summer-sipper beverage.
Other Ciderworks honorees include Lemon-Lavender cider, a bronze medal winner in GLINTCAP’s speciality cider category. The award-winning ciders are currently available in four packs of sixteen-ounce cans from retailers across Iowa, including numerous Hy-Vee locations. Lemon-Lavender is one of the first special release flavors featured in Ciderworks’ new line of canned ciders, which debuted earlier this year. Tropical Pineapple is also currently available as a seasonal selection.
The GLINTCAP honors are the latest in a string of awards for Jefferson County Ciderworks, which was named 2018 Cider Establishment of the Year for the Midwest region during CiderCon, the annual conference hosted by the US Association of Cider Makers.
ABOUT JEFFERSON COUNTY CIDERWORKS
Founded in 2013 by native Iowans Jesse Narducci and Katie Greenfield, Jefferson County Ciderworks is one of the largest and most award-winning cider-making operations in the state. With its own production facility, taproom, food truck, and wholesale kegged- and canned-cider distribution, JeffCo is both a drinking and dining destination and an established presence in the midwest’s burgeoning dining and bar scene.
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