The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce recently made a big change with the Fairfield Welcomes You program and the “Welcome Bags”. With the idea of putting our best foot forward for people new to our community, we are now offering FREE participation in the program if you are a Chamber Member! This program previously included a $120 sponsorship fee.
The recipients of the Welcome Bags (new residents to Fairfield and MIU students) are very appreciative of the information that the bags provide. Including a promotional item in our Welcome Bag is a great way to advertise for your company or business! We hand out a few hundred bags annually. If you are interested in participating in the Fairfield Welcomes You program, please give us a call at 641-472-2111 or send an email to Info@FairfieldIowa.com.
We are also interested in building a committee to explore ways to reach all new members of our community. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email Darien Sloat at Ceo@FairfieldIowa.com.
Thanks to these businesses who have agreed to serve as 2020 Presenting Sponsors of the Fairfield Welcomes You program:
Community 1st Credit Union
First National Bank
What: Open to ALL retail & restaurant managers in the community
When: Wednesday, February 26th from 8am-9am
Where: Chamber of Commerce, 204 W. Broadway Avenue in Fairfield
This Working Group is open to ALL restaurant and retail managers in the
community (Chamber Members and Non-Chamber Members). To help us plan for accommodations, please RSVP at 641-472-2111 or Events@FairfieldIowa.com.
Join us on Thursday, February 20th for Business After Hours at The African Violet Foundation from 4-7pm! Punch, water, coffee, iced tea and appetizers will be provided. The African Violet Foundation Boutique is located at 54 S. B Street in Fairfield.
The African Violet Foundation (AVF) has been serving and supporting middle and high school students and their families in Southeast Iowa for the past 13 years.
For the past several years, the foundation has also sponsored a community-wide clothing drive and distribution called Caring Through Clothing. It is a community-wide clothing drive and distribution. Gently used clothes, new underwear, new and gently used socks, shoes, winter apparel, blankets and laundry supplies are collected throughout the year and distributed at no cost once a year on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Monetary donations also are accepted as Caring Through Clothing funds a washer/dryer grant for families in need. The first clothing distribution was held in 2012.
Please click here for more information on The African Violet Foundation!
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 Info@FairfieldIowa.com.
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide Jefferson County residents the opportunity to share their views with state lawmakers during a series of four public forums during the Iowa legislative session.
Monthly legislative forums are held at Boarders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone from 7:30-9:00am on the third Saturdays of January, February, March and April. Legislators will provide a brief update followed by open Q&A moderated by Chamber Executive Director, Darien Sloat. Coffee and Donuts will be provided to participants.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this event possible and also provide an opportunity for high school students to attend as their guest and learn about the political process.
2020 Legislative Forum Sponsors:
Freeman Kevenides Law Firm
Sierra Club of Southeast Iowa
Jefferson County Farm Bureau
Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors (JFAN)
Fairfield Community School District (FCSD)
Morrissey Law Offices
For more information, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or email Events@FairfieldIowa.com.