2018 State Legislature Candidates Forum
The Iowa Senate District 41 and the Iowa House of Representatives District 82 elections take place Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield Economic Development Association and the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center want to take this opportunity to offer our members and the community a forum. Each candidate will be given the opportunity to answer your questions related to issues that face residents of Jefferson County and the State of Iowa.
The forum will take place Thursday, October 25 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, beginning at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
The two candidates in the race for Iowa Senate District 41 are Mary Stewart (Democrat) and Marianette Miller-Meeks (Republican). The two candidates in the race for Iowa House of Representatives District 82 are incumbent Phil Miller (Democrat) and Jeff Shipley (Republican). Voters will elect two of those four to fill the seats up for the election. All candidates plan to attend.
This event is free and open to the public. It will be moderated by Rustin Lippincott of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Questions are encouraged to be submitted 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.
Mary Stewart Marianette Miller-Meeks Phil Miller Jeff Shipley
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.