Please join us for the Chamber’s September Business After Hours on Thursday, September 15 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Fairfield Line which is located at 605 West Stone Avenue.
Special Offer for Chamber Members
The Chamber is offering its Members Full Weekend Passes to FAIRfest for only $30 (Normally $39 in advance and $50 at the gate.)
Questions? Contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or stop by the office located at 204 West Broadway Monday through Friday 8-12 and 1- 5pm.
Volunteer Opportunities Available
Work one 4-hour shift and receive a FREE 1-Day pass. Many shifts are still available!
If you would like to volunteer in the Beverage Garden, contact
Tammy Jones. All other volunteer opportunities available outside of the beverage garden Volunteer Here.
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Donovan performs finale concert at Fairfest 2016, a 3-day Roots Music Festival over Labor Day weekend
FAIRFIELD, IOWA - Donovan, 1960's legend, poet and one of the world's most enduring performers stops in Fairfield to perform two concerts at FAIRfest 2016 on Sunday, September 4. It will be one of the first stops on his 50th anniversary "Sunshine Superman" tour in North America and the grand finale to the 3-day roots music festival held in Fairfield... Read On
If you have exempt/salaried staff members making less than $913 per week ($47,476 annually), you will likely need to comply with the Department of Labor’s new regulations that go into effect December 1, 2016.
Here’s What You Need to Know: After December 1, anyone earning less than $913 per week;
Each business or nonprofit organization will need to determine the specific adjustments they may need to make to an individual’s current salaried compensation and how they will communicate these changes to their employee. There are several options a business may consider.
Join us September 7 to discuss an overview of the new regulations, the challenges and solutions different employers in Fairfield are considering in response to these changes, and other considerations to keep in mind as your businesses plans for compliance with as little disruption and cost to your employees and organization as possible.
Learn more about the new regulations: https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/faq.htm
WHEN: Wednesday, September 7
TIME: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
WHERE: Upstairs at Revelations Cafe and Bookstore
COST: Free for Chamber Members, $5 for non-members (Can be used towards dues)
RSVP to the Chamber 641-472-2111 or Chamber@FairifeldIowa.com
No outside food or drink is allowed. If you plan on eating lunch, order in advance here.
Three days of great music plus free activities on the square, food and beverages, art vendors all day, every day! Enjoy a fun-run, volleyball, canoe races, monster slip and slide, and a bouncy house. More Info
Thursday, September 1
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce decided not to hold the Farm BBQ event, historically held in early September. Instead, the Chamber plans to offer anew farmer appreciation event in collaboration with the SE Iowa Farm Show hosted by Fairfield Arts & Convention Center the first Saturday in March.
Governor Terry E. Branstad will recognize 22 Iowa organizations, businesses and communities at the Iowa Environmental Excellence awards ceremony Aug 2. The awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa.
“The vision and initiatives undertaken by the award recipients to benefit Iowa’s citizens both economically and environmentally are recognized and celebrated through these awards. They showcase the commitment being made to make Iowa a better state now and into the future,” said Gov. Branstad.
Gov. Branstad will present awards to the recipients at a 4 p.m. recognition ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, located at 1007 East Grand Avenue in Des Moines. Refreshments and networking will follow the ceremony in Room 116 of the Capitol. The public is invited to attend.
In the Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy category, Hedquist Productions was one of three organizations receiving the award:
· Alcoa, Inc. Davenport Works, Davenport
· Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines
· Hedquist Productions, Inc. (Vastu Green Building Studio, Prosper Companies), Fairfield
Using super-insulated construction and efficient air-handling technologies, Hedquist Productions is one of the only buildings in the United States combining the principles of Passive House construction and Vastu building design. The new Hedquist Productions offices & studios will be completed later this year. An open house will be planned at that time.
Essential contributions to the Hedquist Productions project were made by Vastu Green Building Studio (architect) and Prosper Companies (construction).
Hedquist Productions is a full-service audio production company based in Fairfield, IA, since 1984. Hedquist Productions has clients in 45 states and has won over 700 awards from international, national, regional and city advertising organizations for excellence in producing or writing radio and TV ads.
Running your own business isn't easy. In fact, it can be hard. But when entrepreneurs share their passions with the world, we all win. Facebook's Boost Your Business events connect you with the resources, tools, and insights you need to grow your passions into successful businesses on Facebook and Instagram.
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce staff is attending a free seminar in Iowa City called Boost Your Business with Facebook. We are extending the invitation to Chamber Members and invite you to REGISTER TODAY! If you have any questions or are interested in potentially carpooling, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or Chamber@FairfieldIowa.com.
Tickets: Complimentary with registration
Date: August 10, 2016
Time: 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Venue: Celebration Farm, Iowa City
More Information and Registration