What: School Board Forum
When: Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00pm
Where: Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
Open to the public
Fifteen candidates have applied for openings on the Fairfield Community School District's board of directors. The public will have a chance to hear from them during a forum at 7pm on Tuesday, August 15th. This will be held at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
The Fairfield Ledger reports: "the board of Fairfield Community School District has the responsibility of setting policy and goals for the entire school district. These actions provide a general direction for staff and support the district's mission of creating tomorrow's dreamers, thinkers, and leaders."
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Too many high school students are graduating from high school without knowing all the amazing career opportunities right in their own hometown! The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local businesses and the Fairfield Community School District to offer a great new program called 'Fairfield Works'. On high school students ‘No School Mondays’ they are invited to tour a local business and learn about the career opportunities here in their own hometown.
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 will be touring the local businesses, hearing from a panel of team members from the business, and solving different 'real world issues' with their classmates.
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.
Break from the heat and chill-out at the Dog Days of Summer Party at the ReStore. The Fairfield Habitat for Humanity ReStore invites you to their Business After Hours on Wednesday, August 16th from 5:00-7:00 pm at their new location at 1903 Highway 34…just past Feslers Auto Mall. The entire community is welcome to celebrate another successful year with a gourmet hot dog buffet with all of the sides and fixings - plus your favorite ice cold summer refreshments and homemade desserts! In addition, enter the FREE Raffle for two tickets to any Artist Series Show of the new 2017-2018 season at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center!
The ReStore is a non-profit donation-based home improvement thrift store. All items (such as furniture, hardware, appliances, home furnishings, construction supplies, etc.) are donated by local area businesses and individuals. All profit from the ReStore's operation goes directly to support Fairfield Habitat for Humanity's charity mission of building affordable housing for families in our local community. Recycle - Reuse - Renew @ The ReStore!
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 Events@FairfieldIowa.com.
In light of the recent suicide tragedy in our community recently, we want to let you know about the Hope for Life Organization that offers mental health and suicide prevention education, resources and coaching. This is an organization in our community that teaches everyone about mental health disorders and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide, specific symptoms of crisis and how to communicate and offer help.
They are having their annual benefit concert on July 15th at the Sondheim featuring Penelope Makeig, a soprano singer from Vienna, Austria and a graduate from Maharishi School and the University of Iowa and her uncle, Jim Kendros, acclaimed composer and music historian from Chicago, Illinois.
Hope for Life has made an important and positive impact over the last year in our community offering mental health education, speaking presentations at corporations and groups as well as workshops and seminars for families, individuals, professionals and parents. Here is a testimonial from a Fairfield parent about one of their courses:
"NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has made a big difference in my life and my family. Before NAMI, I felt alone, disconnected and confused. I understand my mentally ill son much better which has helped me to deal with him more effectively. For the first time in many years through NAMI, I have a group of people that really understand what it's like to have a mentally ill family member.
The mutual support is wonderful." Fairfield Family to Family Course Participant / September, 2016
Please come to the concert and support this cause.
Tickets are only $12.00 general admission. Purchase tickets here.
Learn more: www.hopeforlifementalhealth.org
The entire staff of Jefferson County Health Center welcomes you on Wednesday, July 26 from 4:00-6:00pm for July's Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours and Ambassador Club Ribbon Cutting. Jefferson County Health Center is located at 2000 South Main Street.
Enter for your chance to win door prizes and enjoy light refreshments. Tours of the health center's renovations will be offered where you can check out the new Sleep Lab, Cardio Pulmonary Services, Specialty Clinics, JCHC Clinics and MRI room.
This is a free, monthly networking event open to Chamber Members and the community. No reservation is required and all are welcome to come and mingle with Fairfield's vibrant business 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.
Monday, July 31
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
1218 Kodi Circle in Fairfield
Who may attend: Any retail & restaurant manager in the Fairfield area.
Questions? Find out more by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.
To learn more, contact Detra Dettmann, Chamber Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641.472.2111