The 2019 Holiday Trade Fair at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th.
Are you interested in hosting a vendor booth at the 2019 Holiday Trade Fair? Read on for further information!
Click Here for the vendor map with booth pricing and spaces.
Click Here for the vendor application.
After reviewing the vendor map, please fill out the vendor application and indicate your top 3 choices of booth space with your vendor application. You will be notified which booth space is available for you.
As soon as payment is received either by the Donate link, or check by mail; you will be contacted to confirm that your booth space is secured.
Checks made out to:
Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk
P.O. Box 632
Fairfield, IA 52556
Please contact Marla Brader with Fairfield First Fridays if you have any questions;
641-233-8883 or email@example.com.
See Fairfield’s square come to life with holiday cheer! The Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony will be held on Friday, November 29th, at Central Park in Fairfield. To commence the illumination and the holiday season, the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce organizes this festive tradition with the lights being turned on at 6:00pm.
Special thanks to our Holiday Lighting Ceremony Sponsor, Everybody's Whole Foods!
The Fairfield High School Choir will set the mood by singing Holiday music at 5:30pm. The Chamber Christmas Committee chooses one citizen, whom best exemplifies the holiday spirit, and presents them with the opportunity to throw the switch on the lights and for the season. This citizen will be announced at 5:55pm so the lights can be turned on at 6:00pm sharp. After arriving to town as the lights come on, Santa can be found in the Kandy Kane House listening to the children share their hopes for the holiday season. There will also be horse drawn wagon rides around the square for the kids. An evening not to be missed!
If you would like more information about this event or have any questions, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or email Events@FairfieldIowa.com.
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.
Southeastern Iowa Working Leader Series
ATW Training Solutions has partnered with area Chambers to offer a comprehensive training package in Southeastern Iowa! We’re excited to announce a partnership with the following Chambers: Washington, Fort Madison, Oskaloosa, Burlington, Fairfield, Ottumwa, Mount Pleasant, and Muscatine. Through this partnership, we’ve identified the need to serve Working Leaders in these communities. So, what is a Working Leader? Read on!
The title may differ…Manufacturing Production Lead…Lead Teller...Call Center Lead…but the expectations are the same. This person is a Working Leader. Many are challenged by lack of formal authority and other constraints, but expected nonetheless to perform at the highest level for their teams and organization. So, we’re rolling out our proven training approach to companies in Southeastern Iowa by offering a Working Leader Series! Check it out…
Session 1: Communication Essentials – (November 12, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm) - Location TBD Everything in the workplace revolves around communication. Whether we are communicating as working leaders face-to-face or over the telephone, we must ensure the message sent is the message received. During this session, we will cover the fundamentals of effective communication. These fundamentals appear to be simple, yet we often fail to implement effectively and consistently.
Session 2: On-the-Job Training Techniques - (December 10, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm) - Location TBD In today’s “maximize resources” world, many working leaders are being called upon not only to perform their own duties, but to train others. While showing competency on the job, most working leaders aren’t equipped to be effective trainers. In this session we introduce Subject Matter Experts to adult learning theory through case studies, lecture, role play, and discussion. Participants will learn how to structure on-the-job training, encourage dialogue with trainees, recognize learning hurdles, and contribute to expected company results through their training efforts.
Session 3: Peer to Peer Feedback - (January 7, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm) - Location TBD Every day we give and receive feedback to others, which we mostly do informally. In the workplace, it’s important for working leaders to formalize our feedback process to provide feedback that is effective and received well by the other person. When feedback is delivered effectively, it can build relationships, increase productivity, and create a positive workplace culture.
Session 4: People Smarts - Emotional Intelligence - (February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm) - Location TBD Many employees today have been conditioned to believe that emotions are unwelcome in the workplace—that decisions should be based upon cold, logical reason. In short, we “leave our emotions at home.” Today there is an increasing amount of research regarding emotional intelligence (EI), which indicates that proper understanding and use of emotions are critical to helping us be more effective employees, better communicators, and can be a critical skill for working leaders.
Session 5: CEO of You - Lead Yourself to Success - (March 3, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm) – Location TBD We often think we are dependent on others to reach our goals and achieve success. But, we don’t need to place our future success in the hands of other people—we can design our destiny today. High achievers understand the value of clarity and courage in reaching their goals and they actively work to create opportunities for action. In this session, we will help working leaders examine their sphere of influence, leverage their skills and motivation, and develop a plan for their future.
Traveling is required to attend each session.***
• Registration is open now thru the date of the first session.
• Series is limited to the first 30 participants.
• The price is just $695 per person to companies with local Chamber membership. (Regular price is $895)
• No multiple person discounts, but take an additional 5% off your total by registering prior to October 15, 2019.
• Once enrollments are confirmed, ATW will work with the participating Chambers to schedule the sessions at locations throughout the communities represented.
• ATW will provide snacks and beverages at all events.
• To register, just contact Mark Purcell at 515-727-0731, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Fairfield Chamber Member Trick-or-Treat will be happening on Halloween on Thursday, October 31st, during business hours. Come to participating businesses around Fairfield and join in on the Trick-or-Treat fun! Don't forget to stop in at the Chamber to Trick-or-Treat and to play our guess how many candy corn are in the skeleton mug game. For the guessing game, you will fill out a ticket to enter your guess. At the end of the day on Friday, November 1st, the Chamber will pick the winner with the closest guess. The winner will receive the mug of candy corn and $10 Chamber Bucks!
The following are the 2019 Chamber Member Trick-or-Treat participants:
(This list will continue to be updated)
Chamber of Commerce
City Hall (8:30am - 4:30pm)
Edward Jones - Connie Boyer
Southeast Iowa Union
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
Fairfield Economic Development Association (FEDA)
First National Bank
Stuff a Bear and More
Frontline Print & Web
Green Building Supply
Indian Hills – Jefferson Center
Iowa State Bank (101 N. Court)
Iowa State Bank (55 S. 4th)
Orscheln Farm & Home
Revelations Café and Bookstore
TM Info Center
Washington State Bank
Happy Halloween from all of us at the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce!
For more information, please send us an email at Events@FairfieldIowa.com or call 641-472-2111
Presentation on Tuesday, October 29th, from 12pm - 1:30pm at the Fairfield Public Library.
TJ Pridell with InfoUSA will show attendees how to conduct market research and business analytics using the ReferenceUSA database. The database is freely available for library cardholders to use remotely, from home or work, or at the library.
ReferenceUSA Now Available Through the Fairfield Public Library
ReferenceUSA, the premier reference and research database is now available at the Fairfield Public Library. Free to library cardholders, ReferenceUSA provides details on over 44 million businesses and 270 million consumers. ReferenceUSA can be used to:
Please RSVP for this FREE presentation (lunch offered!) event by sending an email to Info@FairfieldIowa.com or 641-472-2111.
To access ReferenceUSA, simply visit the Fairfield Public Library and sign up for a library card. Cardholders can use the database at the library or even remotely through the library website.
Come to Business After Hours on Thursday, October 17th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm at SOMM Wines in Fairfield! SOMM Wines and Little Superheroes will be our BAH Hosts. SOMM Wines is located at 58 S. Main Street (east side of the square) in Fairfield.
Join us for a wine tasting and appetizers!
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 or have further questions, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or by email at Info@FairfieldIowa.com.
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Leadership Fairfield 2019-2020 Class - Held by the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce
The program includes eight monthly sessions each centered around a unique theme. Every session is different but includes expert presenters, panels of community leaders and behind-the-scene tours of Fairfield businesses. By the end of the program, each participant will not only have a well-rounded view of the various business sectors in Fairfield but also have personally connected and networked with Fairfield's top business and community leaders.
For the month of October (session held on Tuesday, October 2nd), the Leadership Fairfield class focused on the manufacturing leaders in our community. They toured Agri-Industrial Plastics, Dexter Laundry, The Sky Factory and Paint-Line. All four of these manufacturing businesses are located in Fairfield, Iowa.
On Saturday, October 12th, Leadership Fairfield participants had the opportunity to volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity build site here in Fairfield. Leadership Fairfield participants are required to fulfill a minimum of 6 hours of volunteer work during the class, which comes to a close in April of 2020.
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.
The teachers in Fairfield and the surrounding communities are often not given the appreciation they deserve. To show our support of educators, The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our inaugural Teacher Appreciation event.
This event is aimed at helping all Pre-K through 12th Grade teachers stock their classrooms with the supplies that they need for the year ahead. Most, if not all of these teachers spend their own hard earned money on classroom supplies throughout the year. Let’s all come together and help eliminate the need for them to do so. Sign up today for the low cost of $25 to host a booth and offer supplies and various other items to the teachers. We would love to see connections and relationships being made between the teachers and businesses within the community. The teachers are also interested in learning how you can help throughout the year in their classrooms. Do you have someone who would make a great guest speaker on a specific topic? SHARE that information with the teachers. They are always open to gaining new resources! Does your organization have any events that would spark the teacher’s interest? Plan to share that information as well!
This event will be held on Wednesday, September 25th from 4:30pm – 7:30pm at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center and will include teachers from Fairfield Community School District, Maharishi School, Pekin Community School District and Cardinal Community School District.
Connect with Chelsey Haynes at the Chamber for more information and to address any questions or concerns you may have at this time. Events@FairfieldIowa.com or (641) 472-2111. Please register online by clicking here (for Business Booth).
If you are a teacher attending the event, please RSVP here.
Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce