The 2019 Fairfield Chamber Member Trick-or-Treat will be happening on Halloween on Thursday, 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 candy corn are in the skeleton mug game. For the guessing game, you will fill out a ticket to enter your guess. At the end of the day on Friday, November 1st, the Chamber will pick the winner with the closest guess. The winner will receive the mug of candy corn and $10 Chamber Bucks!
The following are the 2019 Chamber Member Trick-or-Treat participants:
(This list will continue to be updated)
At Home Store
Big Tree Marketing
Brown's Shoe Fit
Chamber of Commerce
City Hall (8:30am - 4:30pm)
Edward Jones - Connie Boyer
Everybody's Whole Foods
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
Fairfield Economic Development Association (FEDA)
Fairfield Public Library
First National Bank
Frontline Print & Web
Green Building Supply
Health and Wholeness
Indian Hills – Jefferson Center
Iowa State Bank (101 N. Court)
Iowa State Bank (55 S. 4th)
MidWestOne Bank (2408 W. Burlington)
MidWestOne Bank (58 E. Burlington)
Morrissey Law Offices
Orscheln Farm & Home
Pickle Creek Herbs
Pilot Grove Savings Bank
Revelations Café and Bookstore
Southeast Iowa Union
Stuff a Bear and More
TM Info Center
That Cellular Place - US Cellular
Washington State Bank
Wolfe Eye Clinic
Happy Halloween from all of us at the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce!
For more information, please send us an email at Events@FairfieldIowa.com or call 641-472-2111
The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield Economic Development Association, and The Southeast Iowa Union have partnered to present the 2019 Fairfield Mayoral Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 30th at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Candidates running for the position of Mayor of Fairfield are: Connie Boyer, Michael Halley, and Ed Noyes.
The Atrium at the Civic Center will open at 6:30PM for a Meet & Greet with the candidates. Light refreshments will be served. The forum will be from 7:00-8:45PM in the Sondheim Theater.
This event is free and open to the public. It will be moderated by Andy Hallman of the Southeast Iowa Union. Questions may be submitted prior to the event, no later than Tuesday, October 29th by emailing the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals will also have an opportunity to submit forum questions during the Meet & Greet, as well as during the forum. For more information, contact Danielle at the Chamber by calling 641-472-2111.
Presentation on Tuesday, October 29th, from 12pm - 1:30pm at the Fairfield Public Library.
TJ Pridell with InfoUSA will show attendees how to conduct market research and business analytics using the ReferenceUSA database. The database is freely available for library cardholders to use remotely, from home or work, or at the library.
ReferenceUSA Now Available Through the Fairfield Public Library
ReferenceUSA, the premier reference and research database is now available at the Fairfield Public Library. Free to library cardholders, ReferenceUSA provides details on over 44 million businesses and 270 million consumers. ReferenceUSA can be used to:
Please RSVP for this FREE presentation (lunch offered!) event by sending an email to Info@FairfieldIowa.com or 641-472-2111.
To access ReferenceUSA, simply visit the Fairfield Public Library and sign up for a library card. Cardholders can use the database at the library or even remotely through the library website.
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Choosing the Right Countertop
There are many different choices when it comes to choosing the right countertop; however, the first thing you should consider is your budget. The amount you want to spend on countertops will greatly impact the type of material you choose. Upgrading your countertops can make the biggest difference in your space. There are so many different textures, colors and patterns to choose from for your home. If you want your countertop to be the star of your design, you should choose a unique pattern.
Granite comes in unique patterns and colors and will always complete the look of your space. Whether you want two or three colors, or more, granite may be your choice of material. Granite is very versatile and durable. With a smooth surface, it gives you an easy cleanup as well as a beautiful finished look!
Cambria Quartz Countertops
Whether you are looking for a solid color, or a multi-color countertop, Cambria Quartz has it all. Cambria countertops add beauty to any room, with hundreds of styles to choose from you are guaranteed to find the right countertop for your home. Cambria Quartz can be used in many different styled spaces; modern, traditional, transitional and more!
What is the difference between Cambria Quarts and Granite?
There are some similarities as well as some differences between the two surfaces. While they are both very durable, Cambria Quartz is slightly stronger than granite as it is 93% quartz and granite is 40-60% quartz. Both materials are comparable in pricing and provide excellent heat and scratch resistance.
A touch of wood will always warm up a space. What better way to incorporate wood in your design than with wood countertops? You can mix it up using wood for the kitchen island and another material for the perimeter countertops!
View all of our choices on our countertops page. You can also give us a call (641) 472-8385 or visit our showroom for any questions!
Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Position Announcement: Event Coordinator
Seeking a creative, energetic person for planning, developing, and coordinating Chamber events and programs including establishing budgets and timelines, working with committees, creating reports, securing sponsors, and debriefing events to improve their outcomes. The purpose of Chamber events and programs is to create opportunities for members to network with each other and the community at large, provide information and education about relevant and trending topics, build capacity within our member organizations, and celebrate member successes. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented self-starter who can prioritize tasks efficiently and enjoys working with people.
This position will be part-time, 30+ hours per week to start, with the opportunity to become full-time. We can offer a schedule with some flexibility in a supportive work environment.
Skills & Knowledge:
Proven customer service skills, event planning experience, enthusiastic personality with people skills, problem solving skills, self-motivated, and organized. Additional valued skills would include strengths in managing various social media, and Chamber management information systems.
Additional Beneficial Experience:
Historic knowledge of the community, economic development and/or community planning experience.
Nature of the Job:
Local travel with occasional evening/weekend events.
This is an hourly position, with a start wage of $13.00/hr and up, depending upon experience. Benefits would be included if the applicant is hired as a full-time staff.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume (including 3 references) and salary history via email to Darien Sloat, Chief Executive Officer, at Ceo@FairfieldIowa.com with “Position Application” in the subject line.
This position will remain open until filled.
Come to Business After Hours on Thursday, October 17th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm at SOMM Wines in Fairfield! SOMM Wines and Little Superheroes will be our BAH Hosts. SOMM Wines is located at 58 S. Main Street (east side of the square) in Fairfield.
Join us for a wine tasting and appetizers!
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 or have further questions, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or by email at Info@FairfieldIowa.com.
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Leadership Fairfield 2019-2020 Class - Held by the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce
The program includes eight monthly sessions each centered around a unique theme. Every session is different but includes expert presenters, panels of community leaders and behind-the-scene tours of Fairfield businesses. By the end of the program, each participant will not only have a well-rounded view of the various business sectors in Fairfield but also have personally connected and networked with Fairfield's top business and community leaders.
For the month of October (session held on Tuesday, October 2nd), the Leadership Fairfield class focused on the manufacturing leaders in our community. They toured Agri-Industrial Plastics, Dexter Laundry, The Sky Factory and Paint-Line. All four of these manufacturing businesses are located in Fairfield, Iowa.
On Saturday, October 12th, Leadership Fairfield participants had the opportunity to volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity build site here in Fairfield. Leadership Fairfield participants are required to fulfill a minimum of 6 hours of volunteer work during the class, which comes to a close in April of 2020.
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize and showcase Fairfield’s appreciation for the manufacturing sector of our economy. The 2019 Manufacturer’s Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 9th 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 4th 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.