The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Iowa Business Council hosted a Zoom Learning Series on Wednesday, April 7th. Joe Murphy, Executive Director of the Iowa Business Council provided an economic dashboard review of Iowa’s standing compared to the rest of the country.
This is an opportunity for local community leaders and the general public to learn about Iowa’s challenges and opportunities, as well as learn about the state’s economy as we emerge from the pandemic.
The Iowa Business Council (IBC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose 22 members are the chief decision makers of the state's largest employers. Since its establishment in 1985, the Council has worked to elevate Iowa's economy through global thought leadership, research, and advocacy. Ultimately, the Iowa Business Council's mission is to serve as a catalyst for economic vitality.
Why the Pandemic Could Make Us Happier People
A new narrative of happiness is emerging
Who and what will we make time for?
How will we realign ourselves with one another?
What should our new lives look like?
What Does it Mean to Be Happy?
Nurturing Ourselves and our Relationships during Time of Plague
This month’s article looks in detail at how being isolated can open doors to self-exploration and a deeper understanding of how to make conscious choices for healthier outcomes.
Why the Pandemic Could Make Us Happier People
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Please stay safe and healthy!
Diana and Jan
IRS provides guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit for first two quarters of 2021
The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) modified by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act).
To review these changes, see Notice 2021-23.
Additional coronavirus relief information for businesses is available on IRS.gov.
Free workshop helps small business owners understand and meet tax obligations
The Small Business Virtual Tax Workshop helps educate small business owners about their taxes. It’s free and available online 24/7.
The updated chapters contain direct links to more specific topics within each lesson, like chapters in a book. Viewers can choose the lessons that apply to their small business. They can also pause and bookmark lessons so they can review information later.
IRS urges employers to take advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Giving someone a work opportunity may translate into a business tax credit for you and greater stability for a family. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
Executive Director of The Lord's Cupboard of Jefferson County
(30 hours per week)
~ Applications are due Monday, April 12, 4:00pm at The Lord's Cupboard ~
The mission statement and goal for The Lord's Cupboard of Jefferson County, Iowa is to help fight hunger by supplying emergency food assistance to those in need.
We are looking for an experienced Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions, and activities. The successful candidate will be the face of the organization, responsible for giving strategic direction and for implementing and communicating high quality vision and service. An excellent candidate is one with the ability to lead with autonomy and work cooperatively with a governing board of directors. You will be the only paid employee of this 501(c)(3) organization leading a cadre of dedicated volunteers. The successful candidate must have great communication skills and take a holistic approach in managing the food pantry's operations. The goal is to manage and lead every aspect of the organization toward the realization of its mission.
Please read both documents below to ensure you are qualified before applying.
Business After Hours - Perfect View Window Cleaning
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Join us for Business After Hours on Thursday, April 22nd from 4:30pm - 6:30pm! This month for Business After Hours, Perfect View Window Cleaning will be doing a demonstration of their window cleaning services at the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce office. The demonstration will begin at 5:20pm. This is primarily an outdoor event and masks are encouraged.
Attend Business After Hours and meet Andy Rodeffer and Doug Slobodnik with Perfect View Window Cleaning! With over 20 years of experience, they professionally handle jobs ranging from weekly maintenance on commercial accounts to seasonal work on homes and offices.
Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 204 W. Broadway Avenue in Fairfield.
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.
*Due to COVID-19, Business After Hours has not been a reoccurring monthly event. Please contact the Chamber for more information.