The 2018 Fairfield Chamber Member Trick-or-Treat will be happening on Halloween on Wednesday, 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 jelly beans are in the jar game. For the jelly bean game, you will fill out a ticket to enter your guess. At the end of the day on Halloween, the Chamber will pick the winner with the closest guess for the number of jelly beans in the jar. The winner will receive the jar of jelly beans and a surprise Halloween gift!
Click Here for the official 2018 Fairfield Chamber Member Trick-or-Treat Participants
Happy Halloween from all of us at the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce!
For more information, please send us an email at Info@FairfieldIowa.com or call 641-472-2111
The 2018 Fairfield Chamber Trick-or-Treat Jelly Bean Guessing Game winner is...
Anna Anderson with a guess of 936 jelly beans!
The total number of jelly beans in the jar was 1,042. Thank you to everyone who joined in the Halloween fun! 🎃🍭🍫
On Thursday evening, October 25th, the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield Economic Development Association and the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center hosted the 2018 State Legislature Candidates Forum. Please vote in the general election on Tuesday, November 6th, from 7am-9pm. Absentee ballots are available now at the Jefferson County Courthouse. For more information including polling places and sample ballots, visit www.JeffersonCountyIowa.com.
2018 State Legislature Candidates Forum
The previously announced 2018 State Legislature Candidates Forum, scheduled for Thursday, October 25th at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center has now been expanded to include a “Meet & Greet” with candidates running for the offices of Jefferson County Treasurer and Jefferson County Attorney. The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and Fairfield Economic Development Association are hosting the event and want to provide their members and the community an opportunity to hear from the candidates. This event is free and open to the public. Elections take place Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Schedule for Thursday, October 25th
County Treasurer candidates County Attorney candidates
Kesha Nelson (Lib.) Tim Dille (Rep.) (Incumbent)
Mark Myers (Dem.) Chauncey Moulding (Dem.)
Tammy Jones (Rep)
Iowa Senate Dist. 41 candidates Iowa House Dist. 82 candidates
Mary Stewart (Dem.) Phil Miller (Dem.) (Incumbent)
Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Rep.) Jeff Shipley (Rep.)
Questions may be submitted prior to the event but no later than Tuesday, October 23rd by emailing Darien at the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce at: firstname.lastname@example.org There will also be an opportunity to submit questions during the forum. For more information, contact Danielle at the Chamber by calling 641-472-2111
The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center is located at 200 North Main Street, Fairfield.
Mary Stewart Marianette Miller-Meeks Phil Miller Jeff Shipley
The 2018-2019 Leadership Fairfield Class assisted with the building of a Habitat for Humanity home on Saturday, October 20th. The Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity is currently in the construction process of building a home in Fairfield. Leadership Fairfield participants had the opportunity to contribute their time and skills for this well known project; everyone worked together and had a great time! Thank you to our Leadership Fairfield Class!
Habitat for Humanity was founded in Georgia, USA, in 1976. Today, Habitat for Humanity operates around the world and has helped to build, renovate, or repair more than 600,000 houses worldwide. Their Vision: A World Where Everyone Has a Decent Place to Live.
Come to Maasdam Barns for Business After Hours on Thursday, October 18th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Enjoy hot and cold apple cider, apple slices and cheese and crackers! Maasdam Barns is located on the south side of Fairfield on south Highway 1.
The Maasdam Barns are three historic barns located on Evergreen Ridge Stock Farm on south Highway 1. In 2008, a section of the farmstead was entered into the National Register of Historic Places for being a prominent location of importing and breeding award-winning draft horses. From 1910 to 1938, owner J. G. Maasdam bred Belgian, Percheron and other draft horses. At the time, draft horses were extremely important for powering farm equipment. Come to Business After Hours and see a hay demonstration and tour the buildings!
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 proud to recognize and showcase Fairfield’s appreciation for the manufacturing sector of our economy. The 2018 Manufacturer’s Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 10th 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 5th 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.
Leadership Fairfield participants just gathered for the second session in the 2018-2019 Leadership Fairfield Program on Tuesday, October 2nd. Leadership Fairfield is Fairfield's premier networking and professional development program. The program has eight monthly sessions, each centered around a unique theme. The theme for the second session was "Tell Us Your Story". Participants had the opportunity to share their personal life story with the group. Part of being a great leader involves the ability to work outside of your comfort zone and to be vulnerable at times; by sharing their personal story, participants strengthened their connection with the group. During this session participants also took the MBTI (Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator) Personality Test and toured the local water treatment facility.
The 2018-2019 Leadership Fairfield Program participants will meet again on Tuesday, November 6th.